Dr OZ Health Blog without adequate proteins, carbs and nutrients, our cells actually begin to break down. The body is forced to cannibalize muscle to get enough nutrients to essential body structures like the kidney's, heart and brain. Remember the western movie, "The Quick and the Dead? " It's a rare gunfighter who survives more than one quick draw duel. Why? Because it's not enough to be fast, you also have to hit the right targets.