The human body is made up of approximately 100 trillion cells! One of the beautiful aspects of the human body is its ability to heal itself, turning over 3 to 4 trillion cells per day! Each and every day you have a wonderful opportunity to improve your cellular health.
Every cell has an outer crust called the cell membrane. The main job of the cell membrane is to control what goes in and out of the cell. Keeping the cell membrane soft is critical for controlling type 2 diabetes, overall health and improving your waistline. Processed foods and beverages, especially trans- fats, make the cell membrane rock hard. Regular exercise, staying hydrated, eating whole foods, and consuming omega 3 fats such as flaxseeds, chia seeds and cod liver are excellent sources for making your cells soft and permeable! Another essential part of the cell is the mitochondria, the power pack of the cell, similar to the engine of a car. How many times do you hear—“my metabolism is slowing down at a snail’s pace”? The mitochondria plays a large role in our metabolism as we age and yes our metabolism can slow down as we age, but we have a greater control over our metabolism than we may think. Daily exercise, especially strength training, getting enough sleep, staying hydration, eating whole foods, healthy fats, and foods that are high in chlorophyll (greens) keep our mitochondria healthy and active throughout our life. Think of your pet, a race horse or even your car. If you give these things the wrong type of fuel or poor fuel—this will limit their performance substantially. Think about feeding the mitochondria high quality fuel for a high quality performance.
If your goal is to have better health, greater energy, and a fit and trim body—start with getting healthy at the cellular level and heal your body from the inside out.
Alkalinity and acidity are measured in pH (potential hydrogen). Every food and beverage has an acid or alkaline characteristic and is measured on a pH scale of 0-14, with 0 the most acidic and 14 the most alkaline. Unfortunately life in the United States can be extremely acidic. High levels of stress, poor sleep, processed foods, too much soda pop, coffee and alcohol can all make the body too acid—causing the body to use its valuable minerals such as calcium, iodine, and magnesium to bring pH back into balance.I If you are suffering from acid reflux, poor digestion, chronic inflammation, headaches, poor bone health high, blood pressure, low thyroid, muscle cramps, insomnia, fatigue, weight gain—and poor skin, start thinking about balancing your pH! Consuming more fruits, vegetables, high quality foods and beverages, water with lemon, belly breathing, sleep, massage, stretching, white space, and daily exercise are all ways to bring your pH back into balance.
The source is one of On Target Living’s most important principles for getting people to truly understand where their food comes from and determine what foods are the healthiest. Almost every food we eat today is derived from one of the three oldest foods on the planet: grass, algae, and sea vegetables. No one wants to base a diet exclusively on these three foods. However, if you focus on eating foods that are as close to their natural source as possible, you will be practicing the Source principle. So if you are looking for the most nutritious, inexpensive, and least processed foods, then the closer you are to the Source the better.
When choosing foods and beverages it’s important to know the SOURCE and where these things are coming from. These are foods that are in their natural state and contain the most minerals and are extremely alkaline helping to balance pH. These foods are also the most nutritious, inexpensive and less processed. So here is an example: Say you have an Apple, applesauce, and apple juice. Which one is closer to the source? An apple of course as it is in its natural state containing vitamins, minerals, and fiber keeping you feeling nourished and satisfied. Now, which one is further away from the source? Apple juice since it has been stripped of vitamins, minerals, and fiber leaving us feeling unsatisfied and hungry soon after consuming.
“Superfoods” are nutrient-dense foods that are closest to the SOURCE and offer many amazing health benefits packed into a small amount of food. Superfoods will help you target all of your health needs since they contain the most nutrients and offer the most benefits.
Rather than taking vitamin C to prevent colds, a probiotic to improve digestion, aspirin to decrease inflammation, a calcium supplement for bone health, or a statin drug to lower cholesterol--let’s learn to treat the problem versus the symptom by having a medicine cabinet full of superfoods.