Part 5 - Cell Environment | Part 6 - Cell Protection / The Immune System
Part 1 - IntroductionAfter the mission statement and the core values of The AIM Companies, the Healthy Cell Concept is perhaps the most important idea that sets AIM apart from other health and nutrition companies. This concept—this philosophy—is the basis for the AIM products and for improving quality of life. While other companies may look to just jump onto the “hot product” bandwagon, AIM requires that all products adhere to the Healthy Cell Concept and improve quality of life.
The Healthy Cell Concept proposes that keeping the cell—the basic unit of the body—healthy results in the body being healthy. The body and health are holistic: that is, they are both the greater whole of a number of smaller parts.
The Healthy Cell Concept focuses on five of these smaller parts:
The Importance of EducationEducating yourself on the ideas found in the Healthy Cell Concept is the best thing you can do to improve your quality of life and the lives of those around you. The Healthy Cell Concept is important to understand because first and foremost, it gives you an understanding of the link between diet, health, and the AIM products. This will help you lead a healthier lifestyle and understand the place of the AIM products in a healthy lifestyle.
Over the next few months, we will be looking at the Healthy Cell Concept. We will explain each of the five concepts and, more importantly, discuss ways you can incorporate them into your lifestyle and communicate them to others. We will look at the Healthy Cell Concept as a philosophy that will improve quality of life.
When we finish with this series, we hope you have three things: an understanding of the Healthy Cell Concept; ideas on how to communicate this concept to others; and knowledge about how the AIM products are aligned with the concept.
The CellThe basic living unit of the body is the cell. Every structure in the body is composed of a collection of many different cells, each performing its function in support of the overall success or failure of the human body. In all, your body contains about 75 trillion cells, each working independently so that as a whole you will be healthy.
Each cell is especially adapted to perform one particular function. For example, the 25 trillion red blood cells in a typical adult body perform the specific function of transporting oxygen from the lungs to the other cells.
All cells are small chemical factories, combing through and separating various elements to create the energy that sustains life. Although these factories—these cells—and their end products often differ considerably from each other, all of them have certain similar characteristics. In all cells, for example, oxygen combines with a carbohydrate, fat, or protein to release the energy required for cells to function. In all cells, the basic way that nutrients are changed into energy remains the same. In all cells, the waste generated is discarded into the fluids that surround it.
Almost all cells have the ability to reproduce themselves, and whenever cells of a particular type are destroyed, the remaining cells will generally divide again and again until the need to replenish themselves has been met.
The Healthy Cell ConceptLife and health are the balanced interaction of all body cells. Cells group to form organs, tissue, bone, and other parts that make up our physical being. Each individual cell consumes fuel, produces energy, and eliminates waste. When given the necessary components of the Healthy Cell Concept—cell food, cell exercise, cell protection, cell environment, and a healthy mental attitude—our body, in the totality of its cells, can maintain a perfect balance of life and health.
Cell FoodFor our cells to be healthy, they must have pure, whole, natural, fresh foods. The best foods are raw foods, as their elements remain intact as they are created by nature. Raw foods are not modified by cooking or processes that add to or subtract from the natural substances found in them. If we eat well, we do much toward achieving and maintaining health.
Cell ExerciseOur cells need exercise to remain healthy. Exercise provides strength, flexibility, and mental alertness. Exercise also provides overall good health.
Cell EnvironmentThe environment we live in is also important to our health. We may eat well and exercise, but if we live in polluted areas, we are hurting ourselves. Our cells need clean air and clean water to work well.
Cell ProtectionOur body’s immune system is our best tool for fighting disease—it provides us with everything we need to stay healthy. If we can maintain our immune system, there will be little need to use pharmaceutical drugs or undergo surgery. We can strengthen our immune systems through rest, stress management, cell food, and a healthy attitude.
Healthy Mental AttitudeHow we feel mentally is just as important as how we feel physically. If you maintain a positive attitude on life, you will feel better physically.
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