The human body is made of about 35 trillion cells (yes, with a T). These days, people are not just concerned with their lifespan. People want to live at their healthiest for as long as possible.
For decades, scientists have been studying how the health of our cells is connected to overall health and disease. True health is not about the health of just the brain or the heart or the bones. Scientific research is proving that we need to begin with the basic building blocks: our cells.
Read on to learn about cellular nutrition and the connection of mind and body and spirit.
The Cellular Nutrition Concept
We all know that stress negatively impacts our physical and mental health and wellness. Stress also has negative nutritional effects.
For example, studies show the connection between stress and emotional eating. When we are stressed we put on weight, reach for low-nutrient, processed foods, and so on.
That's why healthy eating and stress management is so important. Here is where cellular nutrition comes in.
Scientists have studied the relationships of nutrition at the cellular level. They've found that health must begin at the cellular level. This is the basic concept of cellular nutrition.
Cellular nutrition is all about balancing and optimizing the nutrition of each cell. As a result, the cells become free of toxins, are active, and able to absorb all the daily essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Getting the right nutrients to the cells is also an important measure of preventing non-infectious diseases. In fact, oxidative stress is the root cause of over 70 chronic degenerative diseases according to a study. These chronic degenerative diseases include cancer, stroke, Parkinson's, Heart Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and many others.
So not only is optimal cellular nutrition about getting all the micronutrients your body needs but it's also about preventing disease.
One thing about stress and eating habits that most people don't know is that our emotions impact how much of the nutrients our cells absorb.
When we have negative thoughts and eat unhealthy foods, we become malnourished.
If you have negative thoughts and eat healthy food, your body will absorb some but not all of the nutrients in the food you ate. This is one of the reasons why people who want to lose weight and are eating healthy struggle to shed pounds.
A positive thought paired with unhealthy food does give you a better absorption of nutrients, but it's not enough.
The perfect combination is to match healthy foods with positive thoughts and a healthy lifestyle. This combination gives you the best chance of achieving and maintaining holistic health and wellness.
The Connection of Mind and Body and Spirit
What do people mean when they talk about mind, body, and spirit connection?
Basically, what this means is that our overall well-being doesn't just come from physical health. It is tied to mental and spiritual health as well.
We are more than just our thoughts. We are also our bodies, our emotions, and our spirituality. All three combine to give us identity, determine our health, and make us who we are.
You likely have felt this mind and body and spirit connection. For example, have you ever gotten a headache when you are feeling stressed? That is an example of your mind-affecting your body.
Or have you gone for a massage, a facial, or a haircut and felt on top of the world? That was your mind and body (and possibly even spirit) working together to make you feel that way.
For optimal health, we have to focus on all these areas of ourselves. But how?
Spiritual Meditation Can Be a Workout of Our Brains
There are various activities that support the mind, body, spirit connection. For example, yoga, tai chi, fasting, prayer, and so on. One of the most impactful is meditation.
There is a growing body of research showing that spiritual meditation reduces stress and anxiety and improves attention and memory.
Meditation helps us retrain our brain and become increasingly more mindful. Mindfulness has also been shown to reduce blood
Of course, mediation also benefits our minds. These days with high-speed internet, instant results and so much information, it's no wonder our minds are always racing.
One of the biggest benefits of meditation is that you can learn to quiet the mind. As you commit to a regular meditation practice, you begin to teach your brain how to focus on just one thing: usually your breath or a sound.
It takes work to get good at this. Just like any new exercise, we get stronger the more we do it.
You don't need any special equipment or to purchase anything to learn how to meditate. There are many great resources for free online that can help you get started. Check out these mantras to recite in stress to get you started.
To get the most benefits for your health, combine your newfound meditation practice with mindful eating.
We've already talked about the physical and spiritual benefits of meditation. Now let's see how this practice can assist your nutrition.
Nutritional Benefits of Spiritual Meditation
Mediation can help you fight addictions and dependencies. This is a result of the increased self-control and awareness of your triggers.
Meditation can help you learn to redirect your attention (away from the unhealthy food craving) as well as increase your understanding of the cause of that craving.
A review of 14 studies found meditation helped participants reduce emotional and binge eating.
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Thanks for reading. We hope this article has awakened you to the infinite possibilities that are possible with the connection of mind and body and spirit and how that ties into cellular nutrition.
It is in the connection between these three aspects of ourselves that we truly find health, balance, and joy.
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