Time magazine back in February 2004 had an article on inflammation being “The Secret Killer”. But I don’t think most people understand the real implications of this concept!
The average person thinks of inflammation as “sprained swollen ankle”, or ” that infected wound”. This is true but it goes much deeper! The real problem is the inflammation of the cell, specifically the cell membrane!
The cell’s receptors (like little antennas that listen for signals such as hormones) are located on the cell’s outer membrane. When the membrane gets inflamed (mainly caused by three things – SUGAR, TOXINS, and BAD FATS), the receptors are blunted and do not function optimally. So the cell becomes “deaf” to signals ( hormones) that are sent to it. Also, because the membrane’s “fluidity” is affected by the inflammation, nutrients cannot enter the cell, and waste products cannot escape! Inside the cell, the mitochondria also has a membrane, and this membrane is affected the same way. This results in the DECREASE of ATP production, the fuel that the cell needs to function. This all leads to the dysfunction of the cell and the associated “dis-eases” that result – heart disease, diabetes, cancer, digestive issue, etc., etc.
We can attribute ALL chronic diseases to the process of cellular inflammation and dysfunction, and there is no way to fix this problem without fixing the cellular membrane! We must remove all the factors that are contributing to this inflammation, and replace them with the proper nutrition.
In my next post I will outline the things that must be done to correct this imbalance in the cell. Heal the cell, and get well!