Preventing diseases by restoring the health of the cell
One of the greatest causes of ill health at the cellular level is dehydration. In a state of dehydration, circulation becomes slowed down and sluggish leading to accumulation of the wastes in the extracellular fluid initially. If nothing is done, the wastes begin to accumulate in the cells, leaving the cells flabby and congested. Metabolic functions of the cells become compromised and new cells continue to degenerate. After a number of years, 20 years and more, of maintaining this kind of condition the chronic degenerative diseases (ulcers, adult onset diabetes mellitus, arthritis, hypertension, asthma, almost all the cancers, etc.) begin to show up.
The reason is that all we have been eating and drinking generate acids in our bodies leading to one disease or the other. Added to this is the sedentary kind of life style that we all generally maintain; otherwise known as lack of exercise. Lack of exercise causes weakness of the heart and slows circulation, which further leads to acidic waste accumulation in the extracellular space. Together with the stress that we encounter on a daily basis, it seems all we eat, drink and do; our lifestyle generally, result in ill-health of the cells, tissues and organs of the body. The ultimate is a diseased body.
How are these acidic wastes produced?
Two major processes go on simultaneously in the body. The one is the metabolism of glucose and oxygen to produce energy needed for work in the body. This energy is stored as ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). The other is the breakdown of this energy for the different functions that go on in the body. Apart from the normal end products of these processes that are beneficial to the body, acidic wastes and free radicals are also released. These wastes must be evacuated as fast as they are produced so as not to be harmful to the body. In a state of dehydration elimination of these wastes is not as fast as it should be so they accumulate in and around the cells.
Other factors that may contribute to the accumulation of these wastes include; failure of the kidneys to maintain the proper acid – alkaline balance and formation of sufficient urine as a result of water shortage in the body, poor diet; not rich in vitamins and antioxidants that should neutralize the acid wastes and free radicals. Another very important source of acidic waste is the practice of continuously treating pain and other conditions [dis-eases], which are normal signals of dehydration with drugs. As treatment of the symptoms progress the actual cause of the pain or dis-ease, which is dehydration, continues to get worse with more and more accumulation of acidic wastes.
These toxic acidic wastes poison and destroy the cells of an organ or region of the body where there is dehydration, an area of least resistance. They do this by damaging the DNA and the DNA repair systems. Also, they could damage the membrane receptors causing loss of control and finally suppress the immune system. Normally cells in the body grow and divide according to certain genetic command. The receptors on the cell membrane cause their growth to be restricted to their own regional space and not beyond. Cells divide by DNA replication in response to certain on and off signals. The acidic wastes in and around the cells destroy all these functions and abilities of the cells. The result is abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells beyond their borders. They grow into tumours that encroach upon and damage neighbouring cells and organs.
Effects of dehydration and acidic wastes accumulation in the body
The following are the effects of dehydration and secondarily acidic waste products accumulation in the body: increased viscosity of blood and slow blood circulation, inefficient and inadequate delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells, disruption of cellular processes and functions, elimination of acidic wastes from the internal and external environment of the cells is slowed down, the acidic wastes in and around the cells begin to accumulate, these cells that no longer receive sufficient amount of oxygen and nutrients die early and become added to the acidic wastes. Some of the cells may adapt to the new oxygen and nutrient deficient environment and lose their sophistication, becoming primitive and selfish. This is the beginning of the formation of cancer cells in the body.
My conclusion is that we are the architects of the diseases that have afflicted mankind for so long. You are responsible for the state of health of the cells of your body. I shall be writing about the changes in lifestyle and diet that can restore the health of the cell. In the meantime I had always wished that manufacturers of filters would one day come up with a portable filter that will give alkaline water.
*Paul Nanna is a Medical Doctor and a Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of GOD. Telephone: +2348033018181. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Blog: nutritionandhealthmanagers.com. Twitter Handle: @paulnanna.