You probably heard it before: we are what we eat. But I like a more accurate
We are what we can get out of our food. Because it is the bio-availability
of the nutrients we take in and more importantly: the cell’s ability to absorb
those nutrients,that are the determent factors defining a person’s health
and well being.The nutrients have to be in a form that the cells can except them
and the cells have to be in optimum condition to be able to absorb the nutrients,
are the keys to successful nutrition. These are two often overlooked facts.
That’s why most supplements miss the mark. They don’t address the cellular
condition of the body. Worse, many are in a form that is unacceptable for
the cells themselves.They don’t contain biological available substances
that are useful to the cells in the body.They contain inorganic versions of
those nutrients, which the body can’t use.
There is however, one remarkable exception on this depressive trend and that
are the nutritional supplements,designed and manufactured by USANA Health Sciences.
To help you understand,I like to take you back to the basics.
Have you ever thought about where our body is made of?
The human body is built up of 100 trillion cells, each cell with his own DNA,
which contains a blue print of the entire body.
Today, life begins at conception.When the sperm of the male and the egg of the
female join together and a cell is formed.The single cell contains DNA,the blue
print of what the entire body will be like. Including the sex of the individual,
right down to the colour of the eyes.
It’s amazing when you realize what happens after the sperm and egg unite.
The original cell divides into two cells,each with there own DNA.
The two cells become four, the four eight, the eight 16, the 16 become 32 and
on and on these cells continue to multiply with an unbelievable speed for the
next eleven months. After 11 months, two months after birth, the body has his
full complement of cells.
Why are cells significant? Because they are the simplest living biological unit
in our body.They convert the nutrients we ingest into the energy we need and
determine the health of the body.
To slow down aging, limit sickness and prevent disease we must protect and
properly feed our cells.
There are 210 different types of cells. Red blood cells, white blood cells,
braincells, heart cells etc. The body’s organs and tissues are composed of cells.
Everything from our eyes to our hair is made up of an collection of cells.
One billion cells have to be replaced every hour,
that is 24 billion every day. Our skin is replaced every 27 days.
Every two months, every heart cell is replaced.
So, the question is: Will our new body be stronger or weaker than the old one.
This depends entirely upon the building materials we provide; that is:
the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breath in.
The human body is a truly remarkable creature.
I like to tell you more about it in my next issue.
Until than: take care and God bless!