my cells are getting healthier

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by babyk902, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. babyk902

    babyk902 New Member

    don't want to jinx anything. but i started taking something called "cell food" which contains all different kinds of enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, etc. it initially gave me a little extra boost of energy, but nothing quite dramatic.. i continued to take it because i figured it may be worth the wait. and turns out its actually helping!

    my doctor originally did a test on my cell integrity, and on a scale of 1-10 they were in the 4.9 range (4.0 is apparently cell death), which is clearly HORRIBLE.. he told me to continue taking the cell food, i've been taking generous amounts every day for the past month.. i went to him yesterday for a check up and now my cells are up to about 5.6!! i can't believe it. so i definitely encourage everyone to try cell food out!!
  2. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic New Member

    YEAH !!! Congratulations ...

    I started taking this too about 2 weeks ago and haven't noticed any improvement yet either. I get a small boost when I take my first sip, but that's it.

    I'm still at 6 drops a day though. I keep forgetting it ...


    BTW. How do they test for cell integrity ?
  3. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle New Member

    That's good news babyk, I'm going to look into this - thank you for the info. Is this made by Lumina health products?
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  4. babyk902

    babyk902 New Member

    i was clearly very skeptical about it at first but now that im seeing some pretty reassuring results, im going to give it a little bit more of a chance and see how i feel with it over the next couple months!

    bluebottle-- it is by lumina health, i jut picked it up in a health store one day and heard some really great things about it so i decided to buy a bottle. i just put about 16 drops in my water bottle and sip it throughout the day, then later at night ill have another drink of water with about 8 drops in it, and it give it a little lemony flavor, which i can't complain about.
  5. Diva55

    Diva55 New Member

    Hi all
    I'm glad you're seeing results with this. I've been taking it for about a year and I must say that I haven't noticed any difference!

    I usually take about 8 drops in water in the morning and sometimes a bit more later on.

    The only reason I'm continuing is that I bought a large supply of it as it was a great deal at the time. Also it's in Step One of Yasko's longer protocol (I'm doing the simplified). So I thought I might as well carry on.

    Maybe it's doing some internal work but I've not felt a benefit.
    Oh I did stop takling it for a few days to see if I felt any worse - no difference.

    Glad others are seeing positive results.

    Best wishes
    [This Message was Edited on 03/19/2008]
  6. babyk902

    babyk902 New Member

    maybe you need to increase how much you're taking? i'm sure its doing some good in your body, you'd be surprised.. i was pretty shocked when i found out myself

    i have pretty severe cfs though, so the fatigue is pretty profound for me and one of my worst symptoms, so it seems to have helped somewhat with that. but you should definitely keep taking it since you have it, its so good for you!
  7. Diva55

    Diva55 New Member

    I have tried larger doses in the past and felt no different. Must be me!

    I'm now doing the Methylation Protocol and that calls for a balancing of things so I don't want to go mad and adding lots of Cellfood when I'm fine tuning the protocol.

    Yasko only specifies TWO drops in her longer protocol. As I said I take about 8 drops - sometimes more.

    I'll continue with it as I have it and don't feel it does me any harm.

    I'm really glad it's helping people here.

    Best wishes
  8. Djembe

    Djembe New Member

    I'm also curious about this one as I've never heard of it.

    If you have a moment, could you mention what it is, how they test, where you get it done etc? Is it ordered by an MD doctor? Thanks!
  9. babyk902

    babyk902 New Member

    he's a very knowledgable CFS specialist and he has two new machines that can detect several different things on the body, i'm not sure of the name for the test he did on me, but i know he does a whole body composition on me and its included in that, its some sort of cell analysis. i can find out for you if you'd like. but its done in phases, they use similar tests like these on people with HIV and cancer to test the levels of health of their cells but i really can't recall the exact name of it sorry!
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  10. Djembe

    Djembe New Member

    That sounds like it might cost a bit, but I would be interested in finding out the name of it if you can.

    If they do it on HIV and cancer patients, and also find CFS patients with really low levels, I guess that does say something about our cells! Hey, but it's a result you can give to anyone who still doesn't believe that you are ill.

    Might try some of the cell food here, if I can find a local source.

    Who is your doctor BTW?
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  11. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle New Member

    I've managed to source this in the UK at the Nutri Centre, but it's not cheap.
  12. babyk902

    babyk902 New Member

    his name is Ken Moss, he works specifically with NAET and kinesiology but with all these new machines and technology he's now using he can determine so much more, and with WAY better accuracy.. i'm almost excited to go to my next doctor appointment haha

    I'm not sure where you're from but I'm from Long Island and I heard about him through word of mouth because he's treated a lot of people I know. I pay about 60 a visit, which isn't too bad.. but i'm really happy because i feel like i'm finally getting on the right track now that I know what the actual problems in my body are, i will definitely get back to you about the cell test and let you know what its called.. maybe there's a doctor in your area that uses it also

  13. Djembe

    Djembe New Member


    I'm actually north of you, up in Nova Scotia (still winter here!), but there may be someone in our province who has it.

    BTW that cell test result might be something to give to anyone who still doesn't 'believe' that you are ill . . .

    Sounds like you're found a good path to healing . . . all the best with it!
  14. babyk902

    babyk902 New Member

    he printed out a copy of it for me and my boyfriend's like you should basically frame that and show it to everyone who doesn't believe you haha which i will definitely be keeping as back up for any skeptics out there, nice to know there is finally KIND OF some proof that we're all not just completely crazy :)
  15. babyk902

    babyk902 New Member

    i found a website that uses the exact same test that my doctor used on me.. apparently its called a BIA bioelectrical impedance analysis) test. The BIA machine uses electrodes placed on the hand, wrist, foot, and ankle; and generates a weak, painless, and safe current that is quickly passed through the body.

    The test will determine your body’s:

    Resistance (R): how well your body conducts electricity, and therefore releases energy (bodies with higher amounts of fatty tissues have higher resistance)

    Reactance (X): how quickly your body distributes electrical current, and therefore stores energy (bodies that tend to store energy rather than expend it have high reactance)

    Total Body Water (TBW): the sum of intracellular and extracellular water, both of which are wholly contained within lean body mass

    o Intracellular Water (ICW): water inside living cells; main electrolyte is potassium
    o Extracellular Water (ECW): water outside living cells; main electrolyte is sodium

    Fat Mass (FM): the total amount of stored lipids in the body, consisting of subcutaneous fat (directly beneath the skin, serves as an energy reserve and insulation) and visceral fat (located deeper within the body, serves as an energy reserve and organ cushion)

    Lean Body Mass/Fat-Free Mass (LBM/FFM): total amount of nonfat body parts, consisting of approx. 73% water, 20% protein, 6% mineral, and 1% ash; further divided into:

    Body Cell Mass (BCM): all the metabolically active tissues (living cells) of the body, including muscle cells, organ cells, blood cells, and immune cells; includes ICW
    Extracellular Mass (ECM): all the metabolically inactive (non-living) parts of the body, such as bone minerals and blood plasma; includes ECW

    Body Mass Index (BMI): measures body “fat” [weight in lbs. / (height in inches)2 *704.5] based on height and weight averages in the general population (underweight = less than 18.5; normal weight = 18.5-24.9; overweight = 25-29.9; obese = 30 or greater); this measurement has a number of limitations, for example, it may overestimate body fat in people with stocky frame sizes or athletes with heavier muscle weight, and underestimate body fat in older people who have lost muscle mass and gained body fat

    Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR): the number of calories metabolized at rest during 24 hours; this figure is key to effective weight management; since only lean body mass metabolizes, the more LBM you have, the greater the rate of caloric expenditure all day long even when you’re asleep; for a typical patient, BMR accounts for more than 90% of total daily expenditure - more than 90% of calories are burned while at rest; therefore, it is important to keep LBM high to keep up metabolism, even when dieting

    Phase Angle: an indicator of cellular health, reflects the ratio of BCM to LBM; a low phase angle indicates cellular breakdown; a high phase angle indicates large quantities of intact cell membranes and body cell mass

    so now that you know the name of the tests maybe you can see if there are any doctors in your area that use a BIA test. this one was located in Washington so I'm guessing thats a little too far out of the way, you may as well come down to Long Island in that case haha

    hope this helps!!!
  16. Waynesrhythm

    Waynesrhythm Member

    Hi All,

    I discovered recently that the trace mineral indium is supposed to dramatically increase mineral absorption. So I did a search here, and this was the only relevant search result for indium. I was pleasantly surprised to discover on this thread that Cell Food contains indium.

    I've taken Cell Food in the past, but cut down recently to save money. And then I forgot completely about it for the past several weeks. Today was quite a difficult day for me, with lots of vertigo and plenty of other discomforts.

    Well, I dug out my partial bottle of Cell Food, took three drops, and feel a lot better in just the past five minutes. I doubt that it is the indium in it for which I was originally searching for information. But more than likely the totality of the Cell Food product.

    I did a little searching on indium online and came up with some interesting information. I'll paste a bit of it below for anybody who has an interest in it. It seems most of us struggle with gut/digestive/absorption problems, and many of us have low mineral counts. If indium could indeed improve our assimilation of minerals, it could be significant for some of us.

    Babyk, I was wondering if you're still taking the Cell Food, and if you continue to believe it's good for your cells. -- Thanks

    Best, Wayne

    Researchers have identified over 40 health problems which the evidence indicates are really a deficiency of the natural trace element Indium. Studies have shown that Indium helps improve the absorption of essential trace elements - such as copper, manganese, chromium, copper and zinc - in the body. Indium’s most important function is normalization of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. Indium can also reduce intra-ocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma. A study on mice showed 42% less cancer and malignant tumors with Indium supplementation. Indium helps replenish hormone levels that naturally start to fall with age. Indium can improve short-term memory.


    The Age-Reversing Missing Trace-Element No. 49

    The following is a quote from Dr. Morton Walker's new book "INDIUM" which states: "Just one daily drop of this completely over-looked nutrient can turn back the aging clock by stimulating a cascade of youth promoting hormones…..more energy…..more stamina…. better vision…..improved bodily functions and relief from a myriad of maladies associated with aging."

    What is Indium?

    Indium is a soft silvery-metal that does not dissolve in water until compounded by laboratory personnel. It is the third heaviest molecular element known to be useful in nutrition, as Element No. 49. It is never found in food or water or in our bodies after 25 to 30 years of age. Indium is close to being the tenth most scarce of all available elements on the Periodic Table of Elements. It also connects the two largest groups of elements known to be beneficial to human nutrition.[This Message was Edited on 09/20/2009]