More on, The Care of the Cell

Today continues a series of short posts on the connections between the health of our bodies, nutrition and the health of our cells. I can tell you this: the relationship between nutrition and health is not casual; it’s causal.

“Our bodies; and every organ, tissue, and system within our bodies, build themselves from single cells, and renew themselves through the constant interchange of food, water and air. We can say that our bodies are like temples, or like houses, in that houses are made from bricks and bodies are made from cells, but the comparison would fall far short of the miraculous truth. For our body is born from one cell, as if the house could be built from one brick; a magic brick that would set about manufacturing other bricks. These new bricks, without waiting for the architect’s drawings or the arrival of the brick-layers, would somehow assemble themselves and begin to form walls and floors and ceilings. These magical bricks would also metamorphose into window-panes, roofing-slates, coal for heating and water for the kitchen and bathroom. Our bodies develop by means such as those attributed to fairies in the tales told to children in by-gone times. This magnificent construction of our bodies emanates from the unknowable wisdom inside each individual cell which, to all appearances, possess a knowledge of the future edifice and synthesize from substances present in our blood and lymph, not only the building materials but the workers themselves!”

Man the Unknown, by Alexis Carrel (1935)

To summarize:

Our bodies build themselves from single cells and renew themselves through the constant interchange of food, water and air. This magnificent construction of our bodies emanates from the wisdom inside each cell which possess a knowledge of the future and synthesize from nutrients present in our blood and lymph not only the building materials for construction but the workers themselves!

Cells are amazing! Cells live amazing lives! The cells inside our own body perform countless miracles every second of every day. We need to take better care of our cells. They work so hard on our behalf. We owe it to them.

Thank you cells!  We love you!

Physical health is the foundation upon which we build the rest of our lives. The quality of our physical health is determined by the quality of the life of our cells.

Time heals all wounds once we find and do the things that nourish our cells best!

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