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Your Body, Your Organs, Your Cells.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

When communication is your business you know the rules: start with the big concept and gradually move into the small. For this first blog entry, however, I’d like to break the rule and start small, very small, cell small. A large cell is no bigger than the diameter of a strand of your hair. A small cell is one tenth the diameter of a strand of hair.

Cells are small because cells are smart and highly evolved organisms. They know that to be healthy and thrive, they need to have lots more surface area than volume so that they can optimize their ability to take in life-essential nutrients. It helps to think of a cell as a tiny house with lots of doors and windows. But when the doors and windows (a.k.a. membranes) get stiff or stuck, or the house gets filled with toxic stuff, the health of cells is jeopardized.

Two nutrients that significantly enhance cellular health are CoQ10 and Omega3 fatty acids. CoQ10 gives cells energy and CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from free radical damage. Omega 3 fatty acids make cell membranes more flexible so they can more easily take in the nutrients they need.

One of the best ways to take the health of your body seriously is to not think about your body at all. Instead, think about your body’s 10 trillion cells. And each time you eat something ask yourself, “What’s this doing to or for my cells? Am I making them healthier or less healthy?”

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