Last week we saw that the body does a lot of its maintenance and repair while we are asleep. Our healing processes are extremely complex and are very sensitive to our micronutrient intake. Micronutrients are a long list of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants we need for pretty much every process in our bodies.
Yes we all age. Our bodies slow and our healing processes slowly become less responsive. Our goal should be to be as healthy as possible given our age and health history. Micronutrients are essential at helping prevent premature aging.
Last week we saw the importance of selenium in making a critical antioxidant enzyme (glutathione) to protect cells and tissues from accumulated free radical damage. But selenium is just one of many trace minerals our bodies need to thrive and heal. We also need the other trace minerals zinc, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, boron, chromium, vanadium and iodine. This is why I include all these plus the major minerals in Cell-X.
Some of these have very specific roles while others such as zinc are used in numerous enzymes and other functions. If our dietary levels are inadequate this will be the breeding ground for disease. Additionally our healing processes are completely dependent on micronutrients.
The body has an extraordinary ability to heal and restore. However to do this effectively we need optimum levels of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Click here for an easy read guide to minerals in our diet.
Multi-Minerals are best
While there are circumstances where we need to add a single or small groups of minerals, in most circumstances a well formulated multi-mineral is the best place to start. The best products combine the major, trace and ultra-trace minerals with a full multi-vitamin. Even better to add potent botanical antioxidants to help prevent and repair damage.
If you take a multi vitamin style of product do a comparison with Cell-X. While most multi’s have things like B vitamins most are not complete multi-minerals and even fewer are comprehensive multi-antioxidants. Additionally traditional multi’s are light on expensive ingredients such as natural Vitamin E.
You don’t feel well?
I am regularly approached by people who just don’t feel right despite extensive medical tests to find a cause. Often their energy and general wellbeing is less than they want. In these cases I will put people on an intensive micronutrient booster for 3 months with Cell-X and the results can be dramatic. The body can repair; it can heal and restore but we must give it the nutrients to initiate and sustain healing.
John Arts (B.Soc.Sci, Dip Tch, Adv.Dip.Nut.Med.) is a nutritional medicine practitioner and founder of Abundant Health. If you have questions or need help you can contact John 0800 423559. You can email John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the health advice given through this column is for general educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any health problem. © John Arts 2019