“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” ~Thomas A. Edison~
This statement was made by one of the most inventive geniuses of all time. Was he onto something? Did he know something we should know? Let’s examine the facts.
How many times do we hear people brush off their ailments and pains by saying, “What do you expect, I am getting older, and anyway, everybody my age has similar problems?”
This example illustrates the thinking of most people in the USA. We resign ourselves to the aches and pains, to taking medications and learning to live with it. Why do we think that disease and pain is normal?
This is the first of five articles that will give a general overview of what I feel are the most important aspects of a healthy lifestyle. We will see how our health depends on the health of our individual cells, 100 trillion of them! We’ll learn how the choices we make daily affect our cells. I’ll describe what I feel is an optimal lifestyle to strive for so we can begin to make choices that will lead us to abundant health.
Next, let’s discuss Cell Food. Here are some questions we will address that may help us understand some critical principles for building health. What types of food nourish your cells and what foods clog up your cells and cost your body energy to clean up the mess? How can you beat disease? Why is juicing so important?
How do cells communicate with one another? This will be a rather short article since the goal here is to get a basic understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle rather than to get into the technical aspects of human biochemistry and physiology. The cells of the body communicate in at least two important ways – through the nerve system and through the hormonal system.
The cells of your body are bathed in fluid and is called the Cell environment. This fluid is mostly water. It is the medium through which nutrients pass from your blood and into your cells. It also allows waste products to pass from your cells and into your blood stream or lymph vessels for removal. Your body is composed of 100 trillion cells, the building blocks of your body. If you want to be healthy, the only way to accomplish this is to be certain that your individual cells are healthy.
Every second of every day there is an unseen war that is raging inside your body on a microscopic level. It is occurring between molecules, organelles, cells, bacteria, viruses, and other minute organisms. In this war are swarms of potential pathogenic (disease-causing) organisms waiting to break through your outer defenses to get their foothold established. “Cellular soldiers” are called on if these outer defenses are breached.