What are the contributing factors to the mutation of
the cells or the aging process?
If new cells were exact duplicates of already existing
healthy cells – we would never age or get sick.
The primary causes of misduplication of a normal cell
is when we do not have all the necessary components
for the cell to function properly – and when we
have excess of other things that should not be there.
The contributors to mutation or impairment of the cells
are: diet, lifestyle, stress, sugar imbalances, radiation,
lack of oxygen, thyroid problems, accumulation of toxins,
lack of physical activity, and poor digestion.
Body tissues cannot be repaired unless all of the necessary
components to power the cells are there. If the cell
is lacking in just one nutrient, in addition to being
unable to repair itself or create a new cell –
it now also has to remove the excess waste created by
the unsuccessful biochemical processes.
Enzymes, Vitamins and Minerals, Antioxidants
Enzymes “The spark of life”
We have 6,100 different types of enzymes working throughout
our bodies causing reactions to take place – humans
could not exist without enzymes.
Enzymes are key players in all biochemical activities
that occur in the body – they are essential for
proper digestion, stimulating the brain, providing cellular
energy and for repairing all tissues, organs, and cells.
Enzymes are protein-based substances - some last 20
minutes and others can last several weeks – as
they age and die, they are quickly replaced by new enzymes
of the same type.
Coenzymes and Cofactors
Enzymes can only do their important work when other
molecules called coenzymes and cofactors are available
in the body.
Cofactors are the minerals and coenzymes are the vitamins.
All vitamins and minerals are required if enzymes are
to do their job effectively.
Our bodies do not produce minerals and vitamins –
they must be obtained from our food and through supplements.
Body pH level
Enzyme activity works best when a healthy pH level
is maintained in the body.
There are numerous factors in our daily lives that
can inhibit and destroy important enzymes in our food
and bodies such as stress, chemicals in foods, irradiation,
When the body becomes depleted of enzymatic activity
illnesses such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes,
hypoglycemia, thyroid problems, malabsorption problems,
etc. soon follows.
What do vitamins and minerals do for our bodies?
Historically, vitamins were discovered primarily through
the deficiency diseases caused by their absence in the
Vitamins are essential for growth, vitality and health
– they are necessary for digestion, elimination
and resistance to disease.
Vitamins help to convert carbohydrates, proteins and
fats into more bioavailable and metabolically useful
Minerals come from the earth – if a mineral is
not contained in the soil – it will not be in
the food grown there.
Minerals are essential to our physical and mental health
and are a basic part of all cells, particularly, blood,
nerve, and muscle cells, as well as bone, teeth and
The special electrolyte minerals, sodium, potassium,
and chloride, help to regulate the fluid and the acid-base
(pH) balance of our bodies.
Vitamins and minerals work synergistically –
this means that these nutrients work as catalysts to
each other to facilitate better absorption and assimilation.
The dosage of most vitamins and minerals supplement
available today does not meet our daily requirements
– in addition, some of these go through the digestive
system into the colon, undissolved.
We obtain some of our daily requirements for vitamins
and minerals through our diet but it is nowhere nearly
enough – the increasing stress in our lives, chemicals
in foods and the environment, the depleted minerals
in the soil, high sugar intake, and lifestyle, increases
our needs for a good quality balanced vitamin and mineral
A daily supplement to support and maintain a healthy
body should be taken from early childhood on. It is
the ONE WAY to ensure that the body has what it needs
to function properly.
Antioxidants are powerful substances that help protect
the body from harmful free radicals.
Free radicals are atoms or group of atoms that are
highly unstable – because of their ability to
join with other compounds – free radicals can
be detrimental to our bodies. The problem occurs when
there is an excessive formation of free radicals –
this creates a domino effect – overproduction
of free radicals stimulates the formation of more free
This leads to damage to heart muscle cells, nerve cells,
and immune system sensor cells – and in turn to
heart disease, cancer, impaired immune system, infections,
and other degenerative diseases. Calcium levels in the
body may be off-balance – and this can lead to
other health problems.
Free radical damage is also known to be the primary
cause of the aging process.
The good news is that antioxidants appear to neutralize
the free radicals.
Carotenoids are some of the most powerful antioxidants
– they help maintain the structural integrity
of the cells and the healthy functioning of the mucous
lining – it has been shown to improve immune response
by stimulating T-helper cell activity – just in
these ways alone it appears that the carotenoids would
be greatly beneficial in preventing the development
It is not possible to get enough antioxidants from
the diet alone; therefore, it is recommended that a
good quality supplement be taken on a daily basis.