Cellular Nutrition

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by usanagirl, May 3, 2006.

  1. usanagirl

    usanagirl New Member

    We have no choice but to live in our present environment. Our bodies are affronted daily by excessive production of free radicals caused by our polluted environment, stressful lifestyles, and over-medicated society. Though we can certainly reduce the amount of free radicals our bodies produce by: not smoking, decreasing stress levels, and avoiding toxic chemicals, most of our bodies are still unable to fight the overwhelming daily attack on the natural defense system. Remember balance is the key--we need enough antioxidants available to neutralize the free radicals produced.

    Over the past 50 years, nutritional medicine and supplementation has focused on replenishing a nutritional deficiency. Countless hours and dollars have been spent trying to determine exactly which nutrients our bodies are depleted of. Blood tests, urine tests, hair samples, muscle testing, and more have been conducted in an attempt to determine which nutrients we need to supplement. However, we have been aiming at the wrong target. The presenting problem is not a nutritional deficiency, but rather, underlying oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has now been shown beyond any shadow of doubt via medical research to be the root cause of over 70 chronic degenerative diseases. Diseases like heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s dementia, macular degeneration, lupus, MS, and the list goes on and on.

    Because oxidative stress is our concern rather than specific nutritional deficiencies, we must determine what is the best approach to preventing or controlling oxidative stress. This is accomplished by bolstering one’s natural defenses through cellular nutrition.

    Cellular nutrition is simply providing ALL nutrients to the cell at optimal levels. This allows the cell to determine what it actually does and does not need. I don’t have to worry about determining which nutrients the cell is deficient in. I simply provide all of the important nutrients at optimal levels--those levels shown to provide a health benefit in the medical literature. Any nutritional deficiencies will be automatically corrected over the next few months by this approach and all the other vital nutrients will be brought up to their optimal levels as well.

    Cellular nutrition is providing the body with all the antioxidants along with the supporting B vitamins and antioxidant minerals at optimal levels. This is "preventive medicine" at its best because we can literally attack the disease process at its core by preventing oxidative stress from occurring.

    You may be wondering if we can control oxidative stress by simply improving our diet and eating more fruits and vegetables. This is definitely a good start. By simply eating 7 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day you can decrease the risk of heart attack, stroke, Alzheimer’s dementia, and cancer, two to three fold. We certainly want to supplement a good diet—not a bad diet. However, even if you eat a great diet you can barely obtain the RDA level of all essential nutrients. Medical studies have shown that less than 1% of the American population accomplishes this on a consistent basis.

    [This Message was Edited on 05/04/2006]
  2. usanagirl

    usanagirl New Member

  3. Tantallon

    Tantallon New Member

    Oxidative stress plays a big part with our illnesses. I have been looking at cellular nutrition products to this end and am planning to incorporate this into a new regime.

  4. skierchik

    skierchik New Member

    your cells, the mitochondria specifically, are toxic? I understand that the nutrients can't find their way in. My labs once showed that my magnesium levels were normal in my blood serum, but very low at the cellular level. So taking all those expensive supplements could be a waste of money???? What do you think??

  5. LouiseK

    LouiseK New Member


    Very interested in what test you had that told you this about how your cells were functioning. What is such a test called and did it give you other information about your cell function?

  6. skierchik

    skierchik New Member

    MetaMetrix was the lab. It's called an Element Analysis - Erythrocyte test. I tested low in 5/10 elements. This was back in 1999 when I first felt CF.

    Hope this is what you were looking for.


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