We are constantly wearing out our cells and have to replace them. We get new cones in our retina and replace the lining of our gut every 2-3 days. We replace our skin every 6 weeks and our liver every eight weeks. Chronic disease occurs when we lose our ability to make new cells. This book discusses how that happens and what to do to correct it.
Excerpt from book. (chapter 5: Nutrition. Page 181)
“A cell is made up of a cell membrane and the inside, called the cytoplasm. The cell membrane is made of fats. It controls the cell and is considered the “brain” of the cell. That means you must have the proper fats to make those membranes. About twenty percent of your body is this fat, so if you weigh too hundred pounds, you need forty pounds of perfect fat to be healthy. Since cells replace themselves on an average of about eight weeks, your would need to absorb about five pounds of fat per week to stay healthy!
The cytoplasm of the cell is made up of proteins assembled from amino acids. There are eight amino acids that the body can’t make (ten in children). Thus they are called essential amino acids. You must eat enough protein and have stomach acid to break the proteins into amino acids to fill this need.
To be used, proteins and fats need vitamins and minerals. To date, I have never seen a patient with a chronic disease that is not mineral deficient, and most are vitamin deficient as well.”