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What is the Healthy Cell Concept?

It is a philosophy that proposes that keeping the cell -- the basic unit of the body -- healthy results in the body being healthy. They body and health are holistic: that is, they are both the greater whole of a number of smaller parts.

The Healthy Cell Concept focuses on five of these smaller parts: Cell food, cell exercise, cell environment, cell protection, and a healthy mental attitude.

The Cell

The basic living unit of the body is the cell. Every structure in the body is composed of a collection of many different cells, each performing its function in support of the overall success or failure of the human body. In all, your body contains about 75 trillion cells, each working independently so that as a whole you will be healthy.

Each cell is especially adapted to perform one particular function. For example, the 25 trillion red blood cells in a typical adult body perform the specific function of transporting oxygen from the lungs to the other cells.

All the cells are small chemical factories, combing through and separating various elements to create the energy that sustains life. Although these factories --these cells--and their end products often differ considerably from each other, all of them have certain similar characteristics. In all cells, for example, oxygen combines with a carbohydrate, fat, or protein, to release the energy required for cells to function. In all cells, the basic way that nutrients are changed into energy remains the same. In all cells, the waste generated is discarded into the fluids that surround it.

Almost all cells have the ability to reproduce themselves, and whenever cells of a particular type are destroyed, the remaining cells will generally divide again and again until the need to replenish themselves has been met.

What are the components of the Healthy Cell Concept?

Life and health are the balanced interaction of all body cells. Cells group to form organs, tissue, bone, and other parts that make up our physical being. Each individual cell consumes fuel, produces energy, and eliminates waste. When given the necessary components of the Healthy Cell Concept -- cell food, cell exercise, cell protection, cell environment, and a healthy mental attitude -- our body, in the totality of its cells, can maintain a perfect balance of life and health.

Cell Food

For our cells to be healthy, they must have pure, whole, natural, fresh foods. The best foods are raw foods, as their elements remain intact as they are created by nature. Raw foods are not modified by cooking or processes that add to or subtract from the natural substances found in them. If we eat well, we do much toward achieving and maintaining health. If we eat unhealthy foods, we generate unhealthy and toxic cells, which means that we become unhealthy and toxic.

Our cells need certain nutrients, all of which are found in the foods we eat. These are proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, water, and enzymes. Proteins, carbohydrates, and fats are known as macronutrients because we need a lot of them to stay healthy.

Cell Exercise

Our cells need exercise to remain healthy. Exercise provides strength, flexibility, and mental alertness. Exercise also provides overall good health.

Cell Environment

The environment we live in is also important to our health. We may eat well and exercise, but if we live in polluted areas, we are hurting ourselves. Our cells need clean air and clean water to work well.

Cell Protection

Our body's immune system is our best tool for fighting disease -- it provides us with everything we need to stay healthy. If we can maintain our immune system, there will be little need to use pharmaceutical drugs or undergo surgery. We can strengthen our immune systems through rest, stress management, cell food, and a healthy attitude.

Healthy Mental Attitude

How we feel mentally is just as important as how we feel physically. If you main a positive attitude on life, you will feel better physically.

Reprinted with permission of AIM International from Partner's Magazine, 1997.

DISCLAIMER: AIM products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent a disease or illness. Results may vary per individual.

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