AS YOUR CELLS GO, SO GOES
YOUR WHOLE BODY!
By Dr. Bill Kellas
Cells are the living units that form the
structure of all of our tissues. Our bodies are made up of billions of cells. Each cell is a tiny
self-contained factory that manufactures something needed for optimal function of the entire body. The nucleus
is protected by its position in the center of the cell like an egg yolk in an egg. Inside is densely packed
material called chromatin, which uncoils when the cell divides to form chromosomes containing
deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
DNA encodes the genetic information necessary to
recreate new cells just like itself. This is how we replace cells as they die. DNA makes copies of
itself, similar to the process of making copies of a video tape. Our DNA can be damaged by toxins,
chemicals, radiation, etc. which can cause detrimental changes in the cells being reproduced. What
happens when you reproduce copies of a damaged video tape with missing or blurred sections of the
tape? The errors will be duplicated in any further copies you make. In the body, the cells formed from
damaged genetic material, like the damaged video tape, will reproduce genetically inferior copies that
may not be able to do their job properly. They may even lose their identity entirely and become
undifferentiated cancer cells.
In factory production, the final product can
only be as good as the raw materials used. If inferior or insufficient raw materials are used, an inferior
product will result – one that will not function optimally, break or wear out sooner. The raw materials for
manufacturing cellular products, and for the manufacturing and upkeep of the cells
themselves, come from the nutrients we intake and are assimilated by our body. These nutrients – amino
acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals – are all needed by every cell in the body. While nutrients do
not heal, in the strict sense of the word, a lack of quality nutrients can make you sick!
Factory workers cannot do their best in a poor
working environment. If it’s too hot, cold, stuffy, stressful, etc. productivity will suffer.
Similarly, the internal environment of the body must be optimal to ensure the best possible functioning of its
“workers.” If factory workers are spending too much time doing other things, like stopping to repair
equipment, this will cut productivity. Sometimes, factory workers keep employees from stealing, similar to
the fungus and parasites that steal the body’s supplies. Workers deal with inefficient
transportation systems, similar to blocked arteries or anemia. Workers clean up solvents that interfere with
equipment functioning, similar to ridding the body of toxins that can interfere with mineral
All factories have garbage dumpsters, and they hire companies to take away the factory’s trash on a regular basis. If this is not done, garbage piles up, cluttering every room and hallway, until all the exits become clogged up and the air becomes foul and toxic from the rotting garbage.
One purpose of my book, Surviving in A Toxic World, is to pinpoint the many things which keep the body’s cells from working optimally, and what we can do to correct the problems. Remember: Death starts in the cell, and as your cells go, so goes your whole body!
The easiest way to overcome nutritional deficiencies is to eat
more raw nutrients to provide the useable building blocks our
cells need to stay healthy.
Stress is necessary for life. We
can't live, learn, and grow without it. A runner must
stress his body to achieve victory. A physicist must
stress over how to make a nuclear reaction. Like
everything else, though, we need balance. Going beyond
that balance for too long allows stress to become your
When Are You Most Susceptible to Cancer…?
We know that too much stress can lead to heart
trouble. But did you know that many cases of cancer appear
suddenly after prolonged periods of stress? Doctors have seen it
for years, yet they never had scientific evidence to connect the
Researchers have discovered that when you are
under stress, your body makes a hormone called noradrenalin,
which is very similar to adrenaline. They are both made by the
adrenals, and noradrenalin produces impulses in the brain akin
to feelings of excitement.
However, researchers also found that
noradrenalin also stimulates enzymes called metalloproteinases,
which dissolve the tissue around tumors, enabling cancer cells
to move into the newly vacated areas. Noradrenalin can also
stimulate tumor cells to release a chemical called vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF). VEGF stimulates new arteries
to grow allowing more blood delivery to feed the growing cancer.
Worry has never changed the outcome of anything!
Most of what we worry about never comes to fruition, and the
rest we can't do much about! Avoid health issues associated with
cancer-causing stress by keeping balance in your life and not
stimulating your brain to make lots of noradrenalin.