Cellular Health, What is it, Why You Need It and How to Get It
If you're sitting there thinking that cellular health, otherwise known as mitochondrial heath, sounds like just another wellness gimmick, you wouldn't be alone, but medical professionals can assure you it's not only real, it's something you should consider ASAP.
In an ideal world, cells would have ample nourishment and protection and be capable of completing the thousands of processes necessary for total and complete health. Optimum cellular health automatically allows each of our cells to function, reproduce, and communicate properly.
Unfortunately, we live in a toxic world of high-stress, processed foods, chemicals in cleaning and personal care products, and excessive use of prescription drugs. All bombarding our cells and make it extremely difficult for these tiny—yet essential parts of our total health to perform properly.
"Cellular health is a popular concept that our overall health depends on how the cells in our body are functioning, and that specific actions we can take with diet and lifestyle, can improve cell function," says Dr. William W. Li, physician, scientist and author.
Dr. Li explains that because our bodily organs are made up of cells, if our cell health is poor, then our systems are more susceptible to breakdowns. "While the body is remarkable for its ability to replace failing cells with new cells, when too many cells fail, our organs start to fail," he says. "So, cellular health is an important for being overall vital and able to thrive over the course of our lives."
Thankfully, doctors have zeroed in on a few ways you can improve your health at the cellular level. The advice on lifestyle changes you can make now to radically improve the health of your cells and therefore stave off premature bodily ageing.
1. Get Better Sleep
Sleep deprivation affects our body’s circadian clock and damages our cellular health. Over time, unhealthy cells interfere with our brain function, which is why not getting enough sleep and jet lag makes you foggy headed.
2. Eat Foods That Lower Inflammation
A diet that is high in vegetables and lower in animal protein lowers inflammation and helps protect cellular health. Consume less meat, caffeine, sugar and alcohol because high intake damages cellular health.
3. Avoid Exposure To Toxicity
Exposure to sun, cigarette smoke (including second hand smoke), and other toxic elements can be seriously damaging. These harmful exposures include excessive ultraviolet radiation (i.e., sunbathing and tanning beds), and noxious fumes from paint, gasoline, nail polish remover, and other chemical sources.
Lets not overlook Toxic relationships which cause feelings of low self-worth, helplessness, fear, anxiety, depression, insecurity, paranoia, and even narcissism. Toxic relationships are dangerous to your health; they will literally kill you.
Put simply, Stress shortens your lifespan.
Mineral Requirements for Cell Health
What exactly to our cells need to function well? Cells have very specific nutrition requirements that in turn lead to the ability to produce energy and eliminate toxins. This is a highly complex process that in part depends on the minerals magnesium, calcium, potassium, and sodium.
MAGNESIUM - Present in every cell type of every organism on the planet, an absorbable form of magnesium is required for every one of the 50+ trillion cells within our bodies. Among its many functions, magnesium is necessary to synthesize DNA and RNA, is vital for cellular function, and contributes to an alkaline environment. It also helps to maintain potassium levels in cells. Supplementing with topical magnesium allows your body to absorb and remedy deficiencies