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Life of a Cell

Trace elements are more important than are the vitamins, in that they cannot be synthesized by living matter. Thus they are the basic spark-plugs in the chemistry of life, on which the exchanges of energy in the combustion of foods and the building of living tissues depends.
— Dr. Henry Schroeder, The Trace Elements and Man

Have a look at the wonderful orchestra that is within the cells.

This is where mineral levels and ratios on a HTMA ultimately determine physiological and cognitive performance. By optimizing our cellular functions, we optimize overall performance.

When our cells are nourished with elemental nutrients at the optimal levels and ratios, they are able to perform the infinitely complex dance of life.

The Inner Life of a Cell. Narrated with music.  3D animation illustrating the complexity of cellular interaction.

This short film was created to help explain cellular processes to students at Harvard's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (BioVision initiative).

Micronutrients and the Mind

We give nutrients to people and they get better... 
”When people who aren’t eating very well start to feel better when getting additional nutrients in pill form, they start to make dietary changes. They don’t crave sugar and carbs as much, and we start to see improvements down the road.. 
Once they see the simple effect of the pill and the impact it can have on their behaviour, a light bulb goes on.
— Julia Rucklidge
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this critically important talk, clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of scientific research, including her own, showing the significant role played by nutrition in mental health or illness.

Nutrigenomics

The impact of nutrition on epigenetic expression is being studied extensively. The integration of Epigenetics and Nutrition has resulted in a new field called Nutrigenomics.

Nutrigenomics is the study of how food, along with its constituents, effects our genetic expression. Below is a neat lecture from Hawthorn University by Andrea Pryce, ND called Nutrigenomics: How Food Affects Our Genes. 

Nutrients are dietary signals that are detected by cellular sensor systems that influence gene and protein expression, and subsequently metabolite production
— Andrea Pryce, ND
How do health-gene relationships work? Your unique genetic variations effect how your body responds to nutrients in the diet, and nutrition can affect how your genes are expressed. Nutrigenomics, or how does food affect our genes? Over the course of human evolution, diet has profoundly molded human metabolic capacities and thus paved the way for the emergence of modern diseases.

Epigenetics

You are not a victim of your genes. The integration of Epigenetics and Nutrition has resulted in a new field called Nutrigenomics. Nutrigenomics is the study of how food, along with its constituents, effects our genetic expression.   

Epigenetics sounds complicated, but it is simply the study of chemical modifications on specific genes or gene-associated proteins of an organism. Epigenetics is the study of how inherited traits are modified or changed by influences other than a change to the DNA sequence. The Genome, is the "genetic material" that is contained within the cells. The epigenome is involved in regulating these expressions of the genetic material. Environmental stimuli, such as trauma, nutrition or life adversity can lead to changes in the genome. These changes are called epigenome modifications. Epigenetic modifications define how genetic information is expressed, and our capacity to deal with stress. 

In other words, non-genetic and non-inherited factors cause genes to express themselves differently by modifying their expression by activating, or silencing specific genes through a process called methylation. 

Luckily, PBS has simplified and produced this wonderful production on how we as humans are not victims of our genes and that we can change these with the right environment. 

Once nurture seemed clearly distinct from nature. Now it appears that our diets and lifestyles can change the expression of our genes. How? By influencing a network of chemical switches within our cells collectively known as the epigenome. This new understanding may lead us to potent new medical therapies. Epigenetic cancer therapy, for one, already seems to be yielding promising results.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/epigenetics.html

Chronic Brake Failure

Do you have chronic brake failure? We are much more than a piece of machinery.

According to Dr Bruce Lipton 90 to 95% of health problems are due to 'driver error.'   In this video Dr. Bruce Lipton describes how conventional, materialistic medicine has viewed the human body as a machine to be diagnosed and repaired, much like a car.

Bacteria Talk?

I really enjoyed this ted-talk by Bonnie Bassler, her research supports why i feel so strongly about the importance of cellular communication, microorganisms and nutritional balancing with micronutrients.

Did you know that the microbiome of our bodies communicate with each-other and can coordinate defense and mount attacks? This is one reason why nourishing our cells with adequete minerals and vitamins for our microbiome is so important in maintaining balance and optimal health.