Cellular Nutrition

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Cellular Nutrition

 

Contrary to established paradigms about health in America, the majority of chronic disease is attributable in large part to cellular deficiencies in micronutrients. By correcting deficiencies, you can prevent, treat and reverse many medical conditions—from the most serious to the most banal.

Micronutrients—the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids required for energy production, immune function, and growth—are utilized inside the cell. If a cell does not function properly, the metabolic and developmental processes necessary to sustain life are compromised and disease will result. 

In short, cell function is a direct indicator of cellular health.

Disease can manifest in many ways…

  • Sometimes it is very subtle—you may have less energy as you age. 
  • Sometimes it is acute—you have a debilitating migraine. 
  • Sometimes it is annoying—your skin is dry, or you have allergies.
  • Sometimes it is dramatic—you have a stroke, get a flu, break a bone. 
  • Sometimes it is devastating—you receive a cancer diagnosis

But I manage my health condition. Isn’t that enough?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. Even if you have adopted a healthy lifestyle, micronutrient deficiencies may be present for a host of reasons:

  • Biochemcial individuality - Individual needs vary, thus, micronutrient requirements for you may be quite different from the requirements for another. 
  • Absorption of nutrients - You are what you absorb, not necessarily what you eat! Malabsorption is common, and is often aggravated by stress, which triggers the inflammatory response that can affect the extent to which nutrients are assimilated. 
  • Illness (acute or chronic) - Just as micronutrient deficiencies can set the stage for disease, health conditions—and the medications often prescribed to treat and manage them—can contribute to micronutrient depletions. 
  • Aging - Our micronutrient requirements at age 20 are quite different from our requirements at age 40, 50 and beyond. Absorption difficulties, especially of vitamin B12, quite commonly occur as we age. 
  • Lifestyle - A variety of habits such as physical activity, prescription and over-the-counter medication use, smoking, and alcohol has an impact on individual micronutrient demands.

Feeling fabulous or fatigued? Hint—It’s all in your cells.

 

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