We have around 30 trillion cells in our bodies (not including the bacteria in our gut microbiome) and our bodies produce 25 million new cells every second! The cells in our bodies are literally the “building blocks of life.” They grow, divide, develop new cells, etc. They hold our genetic information in our DNA and its healthy sequencing activity is essential to normal cellular replication.
“Cellular health” means having a healthy, optimally functioning body all the way to our individual cells. Healthy cell function is directly tied to overall health and wellness. All of our cells have important jobs to produce new cells and keep our systems running smoothly, constantly repairing themselves. Healthy cells work together, so it only makes sense that the healthier the DNA sequencing in our cells is, the healthier we will be! We need to do all we can to protect our cells from damage. By supporting our health at a cellular level, we can build better health, longevity, and thrive rather than merely survive!
FREE RADICALS & OXIDATIVE STRESS
Damage to cells can happen from free radical molecules (unstable molecules that cause breakdown in our bodies) causing oxidative stress (the amount of oxidation in the body leading to DNA sequencing aberrations and damage to cells and tissues of the body). You know how rust breaks down through oxidation? Well, that’s what’s happening in our bodies and why anti-oxidants are so important. Antioxidants stabilize free radicals to slow the breakdown of our health. Some free radicals occur from normal metabolic processes (like breathing), but poor diet choices, toxin exposure from our environment, and ongoing stress are major contributors.
HEALTHY CELL FUNCTION
Healthy cell functions include mitochondrial function, oxygen transport, DNA sequencing, cell membrane health, clearing cell waste, etc. The mitochondria, the “powerhouse of the cell”, regulate cellular metabolism and DNA sequencing, the key to healthy cellular replication, and are dependent on presence of oxygen. Normal cell life includes apoptosis (programmed cell death) to get rid of cells that the body doesn’t need anymore. Healthy cells respond to the body’s cues to stop growing and multiplying when enough cells are present and to do the job they are built to do, which includes dying and being replaced by healthy cells.
AGING & HEALTHY CELL FUNCTION
As we age, our cell health becomes reduced, which causes deterioration. This is why taking care of our cellular health is so important as we get older and why nutrition and antioxidants play such a vital role at this stage of life.
EAT WELL, MOVE MORE
Our lifestyle choices have a huge impact on our cellular health.
NUTRITION & CELL FUNCTION
You’ve heard the saying “You are what you eat.” There’s a lot of truth to that statement! What you put in your body affects your cells’ ability to replicate healthily and do their jobs. So everyday dietary choices contribute to your overall cellular health. Like choosing a variety of veggies, whole grains, nuts and seeds, lean proteins, and healthy fats and limiting processed foods and added sugars. Build the gut microbiome with prebiotic and probiotic foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and fiber-rich foods.
Drink plenty of water and clear, unsweetened fluids (think herbal teas) throughout the day to support cellular hydration and efficient toxin elimination.
FITNESS & WEIGHT
Staying physically fit and maintaining a healthy weight level also affects your health at a cellular level. Movement and exercise not only tone muscles, but support healthy lymphatic, digestive, cardiovascular function, and detoxification processes in the body all the way down to the cellular level. Our cells need oxygen to be healthy, so deep breathing and exercise are very important to cellular health. Move more for better health.
STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR CELLULAR HEALTH
Stress puts stress on our cells. Here are some recommendations to reduce stress: meditation, deep breathing, exercising, yoga, and getting enough quality sleep.
Detoxing is a very important support for cellular health. See my other blogs specifically on Detoxing. Remember that hydration is an important part of detoxing, as well as herbal supports.
CEDAR BEAR® Products that will help with your cellular health:
Iodine is incredibly important for the body, and most of us are deficient in iodine. Iodine is essential for the thyroid and benefits endocrine and immune function, metabolism, cardiovascular health, and healthy DNA sequencing integrity throughout the body. Just a few drops a day helps support cellular levels of iodine throughout the body. By the way, iodine is deemed by evolutionary biologists as the origin antioxidant that enable the leap from simple cellular organism to complex higher forms of life and was responsible for the development of warm-blooded species and the compartmentalized brain of humans. In fact, iodine possesses one of the strongest antioxidant actions known!
HERBS – MOTHER NATURE’S CELLULAR HEALTH SUPPORT
Herbs can help! From the beginning of time, herbs have been at the center of taking care of health. Here are some herbs that give real help to support your cellular health. Some are detoxifiers and others are antioxidant health builders. They each support cellular health in their own way.
Strengthens deep immune function and your body’s ability to increase white blood cell production and support natural interferon action, a key to messaged DNA sequencing.
This liver and lymphatic system purifying herb is one of the finest blood conditioning and cleansing herbs that exists. Burdock stimulates healthy cellular function, detoxification and cleansing.
Helps enhance the growth of healthy bowel flora, essential for immune and digestive function. Dandelion Root supports the liver and gall bladder, promotes digestion and supports the detoxification process.
An antioxidant-rich detoxifying and blood purifying herb that helps clear toxins from the liver and the blood. It has a strong cleansing action that protects healthy cells in the body, especially in breast, lung, prostate, and skin tissues. Chaparral has a unique antioxidant that helps clear free radicals from the body and specifically helps protect the arteries and blood vessels in the cardiovascular system and the immune system. Chaparral is called “creosote bush,” which is just what the herb tastes like.
Lion’s Main Mushroom
Beta-glucan polysaccharides in Lion’s Mane strengthen the immune system and support healthy cells, strengthen tissues throughout the digestive system, and support healthy cholesterol balance and healthy blood sugar balance. Lion’s Mane is also known as the “brain mushroom.”
The antioxidants, polysaccharides, and other constituents in Reishi Mushroom benefit energy levels, stimulate the immune system, balance immune response, help maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels and protect and support the liver against health damaging free radicals. Known in China as the “mushroom of immortality.”
This potent health protecting antioxidant-rich herb gives important support for all aspects of health. This includes immune function, healthy cellular function, blood sugar balance, cardiovascular and heart function, joint and muscle tissues, extensive digestive support, adaptogenic stress support, and antiaging, brain and memory health support.
CEDAR BEAR® COMPLEX HERBAL FORMULAS
When herbs are blended together into a Cedar Bear® herbal formula, which is like a concentrated herbal tea or syrup, extra magic happens. Here are some of our formulas that help support your cellular as well as overall health:
This formula, based on the original Essiac formula, works with various body systems to clear and support the digestive system and immune system and its functions. The herbs in this formula are blood and lymphatic purifying and cleansing, and also support digestive tract function and immune response, and help to increase healthy body and tissue integrity through its soothing and nutritive action.
Gut Flora Friend
In our Kid’s Line of Formulas, but for all ages. Supports the beneficial gut flora in the microbiome, stimulates the immune system and helps immune system cells communicate with each other better, supports healthy cell structure, and has a health-protecting antioxidant action.
Goes deep inside your body and gently helps clear out traces of metabolic and environmental toxins. The herbs work together to gently purify and condition (cleanse) your blood and your liver, lymphatic system, and other tissues of the body. It helps protect and support the organs of your body that are often affected by toxicity, especially your liver.
Herbal Detox not only helps to detox your body, it helps protect and build your liver and your overall health. It has herb-based antioxidants that help clear health damaging free radicals from the blood, and a broad spectrum of herb-based nutrients and major and trace minerals that are essential to your health.
This formula has a gentle, yet powerful antioxidant action that helps the liver deal with health damaging free-radicals. It has Milk Thistle as its primary herb, which is well known as Nature’s most effective herb for protecting and building liver health.
The most effective herbal formula available to help cleanse and clear your lymphatic system, which helps to keep fluids in the body moving like they should. All of the herbs in the formula work together to help support your lymphatic system so it can function at its best and help your immune system do its job.
This important immune-system building, protecting, and balancing formula helps strengthen overall health, and supports the cardiovascular system and liver, and healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The polysaccharides and antioxidants in these mushrooms help improve immune system function, promote healthy cellular activity, and support natural production of interferons, which support immune protection activity.
Turmeric Golden Drops
Activates digestive processes, clears wastes and toxins from the body, and enhances the assimilation of nutrients which improves digestion, overall energy levels, and healthy detoxification.
CELLULAR HEALTH IS A LIFESTYLE JOURNEY
As you can see, the journey to healthfully thriving (and to not be just merely surviving) is a lifetime endeavor. It takes a commitment to yourself and to building your health. It takes embracing a holistic lifestyle that nurtures all aspects of your being, especially efficient DNA sequencing, which includes your cellular health and empowers you and your body to thrive, be resilient, and to be able to live a healthier and more vibrant life. Thank you for having us be a part of your journey!