Archive for September, 2011

Building Health at the Cellular Level

Cells are building blocks of the body. Cells are made of minerals, vitamins, protein and some other important nutrients such as water, carbohydrates, fats and oxygen,   but think of it as MVP, most valuable player.  The vitality of a person is only as strong as their cells.  The human body is made of about 75 trillion of them.

The body is really a miraculous thing.  Cells have great powers to take care of themselves unless they are overwhelmed by things such as poor diet, unhealthy habits or environmental hazards.

Each cell has a wall, the membrane, whose purpose it is to keep out toxins, bacteria, viruses and other harmful substances.   This cell membrane also prevents necessary material from leaking out.  This membrane is made mostly of fats and oils.  However, when made out of the wrong fats and oils, our cells do not function properly.  For instance, trans fats are rigid molecules, so they create a rigid cell membrane that lacks elasticity…so we end up with torn tissues, blood vessels and so on.  Essential fatty acids like omega guard with full spectrum omega 3 fatty acids helps to keep this elasticity.

Every day millions of cells die off and need to be replaced with new ones which must perform certain functions and communicate with other cells. Chronic shortage of MVP, causes the cells to malfunction.  In other words, they may not communicate as well, not build new ones as quickly, etc.  Specific vitamins called Anti-oxidants (which means “against oxidation”) protect the cells against oxidation or rusting of the cell, caused by free radical damage.

As we go through our daily lives, we may be unaware this shortage is happening.  However, the body does give us warning signs.  (more…)