Editor’s Note: We continue with The Body Made Simple taken from the works of Adelle Davis. Part I can be seen here.
“This cell with all its processes and activities, multiplied by billions and billions, is you. The degree to which this cell can maintain its ideal structure and can carry on its normal functions is the degree of your health.
“A seemingly minor lack of a single nutrient or of many nutrients can bring about disaster. It is the amount of nutrients supplied to the cell itself which determines the state of your health. Malnutrition does not necessarily mean a faulty diet or even faulty absorption; it means only that less than enough of one or more nutrients reaches the cell.
“The sum total of all the never-ceasing activities of all the cells is spoken of as metabolism. When these hundreds of activities, although still carried on at fantastic speed, are at their slowest, as when you lie motionless not even digesting food, the total is called basal metabolism.
“A lack of any nutrient or nutrients can slow down the activities of the cells; less food is needed, and unwanted weight may be gained. Only when all nutrients are generously supplied can the activities of the body be maintained at ideal speed, and the metabolism remain normal.
Servants of the Cell
“All other parts of your body are but servants of the cell.
“The heart, for example, which people think of as important, only makes it possible for supplies to reach the cell and wastes to be removed.
“The arteries, veins and thousands of miles of capillaries are mere pipes through which supplies and wastes are carried.
“The lungs are slaves which supply oxygen and throw off carbon dioxide;
“The kidneys are slaves which purify water and remover the wastes freed by the tearing down of worn tissues.
“The urinary bladder is merely a reservoir.
“The digestive tract is nothing more than a mechanism for changing food into the form which the cell can utilize.
“The bone marrow is a slave which produces blood corpuscles to carry oxygen, and
“The spleen is the graveyard for these corpuscles when their usefulness is spent.
“All of the glands are slaves which produce hormones to help regulate each cell’s activity; the master gland, the pituitary, is in turn a slave which supervises the functions of the other glands and of each body cell.
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Calcium and magnesium are two minerals your body needs. Without them, life would seize. They are very important as they are responsible for more than 300 functions in the body, such as digestive, brain function, hormonal functions, relaxation, sleep, prevention of pain, blood pressure, adrenal function, heart function, maintenance of blood sugar, etc, etc.
Calcium Needs Magnesium: In order for the body to absorb calcium, it needs magnesium – and vice versa – in a 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium. The best form of calcium is the gluconate form. (It is also used for severe pain.)
Calcium and Magnesium Need Vitamin C: As both minerals are alkaline, they can’t be absorbed by the body unless they have some kind of acid such as vitamin C (or apple cider vinegar). Failing to have this balance can increase deficiencies of both calcium and magnesium. We have used both ascorbic and citric acids to create the correct pH so the body can absorb and use the calcium and magnesium efficiently. Having calcium without the proper pH can result in calcium depositing in joints (arthritis) or kidneys (stones) and even behind the eyes (cataracts).
Why Instant CalMag-C Works: It has been formulated in a 2:1 ratio of calcium gluconate and magnesium carbonate with vitamin C to adjust the pH so your body can actually use it. It is safe for small babies (great for teething, colicky and restless babies) in very small doses, like the tip of a teaspoon in the water bottle. As tolerance increases, you can increase it slowly.
Disclaimer: Please note that we are not doctors. The only advice we give is purely educational. Should you have any illness or disease, please refer to your medical practitioner for advice but we do recommend that you find yourself a practitioner who understands nutrition in relation to disease.