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The cell membrane is considered one of the most vital structures in your body. It allows transportation of nutrients into cells and eliminates toxins. It’s crucial for signaling to neighboring cells and tissues, and feedback to the brain.
Molecules introduced to the membrane are rejected or escorted inside,depending if receptors (kind of like a baseball glove) deem them helpful or not. Receptor health is dependent on membrane health. A healthy cell membrane is soft and fluid-like, but if it becomes rigid or hard, our cells get damaged and age quickly. Also, it’s nearly impossible to adequately detoxify with weak or damaged membranes!
The bottom line: healthy cell membranes = healthy receptors = better health and vitality. Period. BIA technology (see www.rjlsystems.com) is an easy, non-invasive way to check the health of our cell membranes. The technical term is called ‘phase angle’ for research purposes. Healthy cell membranes look like a sandwich, with the ‘bread’ composed of generous amounts of unrefined omega 3 and 6 fats, and the filling made of phospholipids (mainly phosphatidyl choline). Most people could use an ‘oil change’, which can take 6 months or longer depending on your age, digestion health, toxic load, diet, and hydration. Consume at least one or more from each fat source below. Along with proper hydration and detoxification, here’s how to repair your cell membranes:
Omega-3 fats: organic milled flaxseeds (2 Tbsp – Barlean’s is best brand, at health food store. *BodyBio Balance Oil – 16 oz liquid, take 2-3 tsp/day – (virtual pharmacy code: BALA3) best poured over cooked foods or part of salad dressing, chia seeds (1 Tbsp – no need to grind), wild Alaskan salmon, sardines, anchovies. *Best supplement choice. Can be ordered through our website’s Virtual Pharmacy at 20% off, and delivers rapid results.
Omega-6 fats: raw, organic nuts and seeds: sunflower, macademia, pumpkin, walnut, cashew, sesame, chia, hemp seeds, avocado, and the magnificent *BodyBio Balance Oil (code: BALA3), avocado, minor amounts of organic wild rice or organic quinoa. *Best supplement choice.
Phospholipids: organic, pastured eggs (3-4 a week) cooked with runny yolks to maintain the fragile fats (poached, steamed, over-easy. Note: do not eat eggs if you have an autoimmune condition, fibromyalgia, or any chronic virus), soaked raw nuts and seeds, *BodyBio PC liquid (1-2 tsp/day – virtual pharmacy code: PHO42). Avoid processed, trans, and fried fats. Although both products are superior for phospholipid membrane regeneration, both are not needed, so choose whichever one suits you best (one is liquid, the other is powder).
* Best supplement choice
THE BOTTOM LINE: Cell membrane repair & rejuvenation typically requires at least 6 months using BOTH diet AND supplementation. Diet alone can take 2 years or more for significant improvement. Using targeted nutritional supplementation with unrefined, parent chain omega-3 fat (alpha linolenic acid -also known as ‘ALA’) and parent chain omega-6 fat (linoleic acid – also known as LA), and phosphatidyl choline, as described above is much faster and efficient, especially if you’re not highly-committed to a nearly perfect diet. If your phase angle value (via the BIA testing), urine Oxidata test, Neurotoxic Questionnaire, and/or Visual Contrast Sensitivity test (VCS) doesn’t improve in 6 months, toxins are the problem and the body needs true cellular detoxification. Once all test values are normal, a continued diet high in the above foods and a focus on a whole foods plant based diet (see my web article ‘Food For a Healthy Life‘) will maintain healthy cell membranes, and the supplements are no longer needed. Most cases also require targeted cell detoxification. Ask us for details and the protocol.
Remember that hydration with at least 4-6 glasses of purified water is essential. Proper cell detoxification can be critical for many people, and prevent membrane change and damage.
Nutritional products can be purchased online through our website’s wonderful Virtual Pharmacy. First time visiting our pharmacy? Simply click on either the Virtual Pharmacy photo on our website’s main page, or on the ‘Find Out More’ link just under the main rotating banner photos, under ‘Virtual Pharmacy. From there, fill out the required fields on the Virtual Pharmacy Welcome page and click ‘Create Account’. Sign up is free and 100% private and secure. Search by product name or code number. You can now order any nutrition product at 20% off, always.
References: The Detoxx Book, Patricia Kane, PhD. The Cholesterol Hoax, by Sherry Rogers,MD.
** These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.