What is cellular regeneration and why is it important?
Our cells are our storage of minerals and source of energy. The longer we can keep the healthy cells alive, the longer we can live a better quality of health and longer life. The mitochondria is where you get your energy to play, work, and exist. By taking care of them you can increase your longevity as well as significantly decrease your risk of all diseases.
Do you know that cell death can be good for you?
I typically work toward cellular health and recovery but there are occasions that cells are meant to die for the betterment of our overall health. If a damaged cell is left to lie around it can replicate and develop into cancer.
Cellular death is known as Apoptosis. Each cell is pre-programmed to die once its function is fulfilled. Our bodies are made up of billions of cells so that when we have toxic exposure, stress, or injured, our body can kill these damaged cells to stop replication. The cells commit cell death or suicide.
This process protects our healthy cells and from creating more illness while cleaning out toxins. Some cells are short lived purposely to lessen the risk of reproducing faulty cells. According to Dr. H. Robert Horvitz who is an expert in apoptosis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), “Cells die either because they are harmful or because it takes less energy to kill them than to maintain them,”. They may be dangerous and it is more beneficial to just create new ones.
How long does it takes for the different parts of your body to regenerate cells?
- Stomach lining every 2-3 days
- Taste buds every two weeks
- Lungs every three weeks
- Outer layers of skin every 4 weeks
- Red blood cells every 4 months
- Liver every 5 months
- Nails every 6-10 months
- Hair every 3-6 years
- Bones every 10 years
- Heart every 20 years
You need specific nutrients and mineral building blocks to create the new cells before the cells divide and reproduce more cells. Once enough cells have regenerated I can trigger organ regeneration while increasing energy production.
If your body has the balance of apoptosis and rebuilding it can eliminate rogue cancer cells so they are unable to develop into a cancerous tumor. Without these damaged cells dying, they can grow to take over healthy cells (minerals, proteins, etc..) to grow cancers while high-jacking or creating blood vessels to feed them.
Senescent cells are created with constant stress from outside the body (lifestyle, fear, etc.) or internal damage or stress (chemicals, nutrient deficiency, heavy metals, etc.). These inflammatory cells don’t serve us any longer but can ignore the signal to die. Eventually, they become toxic and start replicating more damaged cells as another form of cancer.
- Accelerates aging
- Disrupt blood sugar balance
- Impaired memory issues
- Slow nutrient absorption and metabolism
- Suppresses your immune system
- Weight gain
5 ways you can stop or slow down Senescent damaged cells:
- Protandim is a scientifically based, clinically proven, peer-reviewed antioxidant. It removes up to 40% of oxidative stress within 30 days!! It is a synergistic mixture of extracts from Milk Thistle, Bacopa, Ashwagandha, Green Tea, and Tumeric. These powerful plants contain antioxidants to kill free radicals in the NRF2 pathways of our body. It produces enzymes capable of neutralizing more than 1,000,000 free radicals and supports your body’s cellular repair, rejuvenation and detoxification so your master cells function properly.[i]
Some foods that activate NRF2 are:
- Red grapes contain polyphenolic antioxidants in the skin and seeds.
- Curcumin is found within turmeric.
- Green tea contains EGCG, a catechin natural antioxidant.
- Rosemary containing 2 two antioxidant compounds called Rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid.
- Garlic including the sulfur-containing compounds Diallyl sulfide and thiosulfonate allicin.
- Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower containing Sulforaphane. It is also a powerful cancer-fighting agent on its own.
- Quercetin is a plant-based antioxidant in fruits such as apples, berries, as well as green tea, red wine, onions, buckwheat tea, and Ginkgo Biloba. They may work well with Vitamin E. Quercetin may also reduce inflammation aiding in symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, cancers, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.[ii]
- Vitamin E contains a natural chemical called tocotrienols which fight or neutralize free radical damage and Senescent cells with Senolytic. These tocotrienols aid your cells in the normal division, protecting healthy ones, and facilitate death to these cancer-causing Senescent cells.[iii] Foods rich in vitamin E would include organic oats, barley, rice bran, and rye. Tocotrienols can also help with high cholesterol as a bonus.
- Polyphenols are micronutrients antioxidants found in plant-based foods. Polyphenols activate the production of NRF2 pathway. NRF2 can be a huge biomarker of your lifespan. Once activated by polyphenols, the NRF2 pathway is used in detoxification and elimination of reactive oxidant species (ROS) as well as all age-promoting free radicals including Senescent cells.
- Carnosine is an amino acid compound found in foods such as meats, eggs, white mushrooms, asparagus, watercress, etc. It can assist in reviving existing Senescent cells and extend the life of healthy cells by delaying the age-related disease.
As you can see there are many ways to improve your body regeneration and long-term health. Homeostasis is defined as relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements or balance. We can use nutritional balancing to care for your body down the cellular level so you can live the life you desire. If you are serious about detoxifying and rebuilding your body from the cellular level out, contact me HERE!
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