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How Cells Work

illustration of cellsYour body is made up of approximately 10 trillion cells and each one is a self-contained living unit. Each cell creates and uses energy, eliminates waste, communicates with other cells in your body and can multiply. It packs quite a punch for a little guy.
Some 30 to 40 years ago it was thought that cells only contained a nucleus which was made up of RNA (they carry genetic information that is translated into various proteins (building blocks of the body) necessary for cellular processes, and DNA (stores all the genetic information that an organism needs to develop. function and reproduce).

Since that time it has been found that each cell in your body contains many organelles, (small structures within the cells, which carry out functions necessary to maintain Homeostasis (a self-regulating process by which an organism tends to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are best suited to its survival.) So the organelles in your cells are somewhat like the organs in your body, they carry out specialised functions that lead to the best survival for your body.

Your food goes into your stomach, strong chemicals break it down into a soup full, we hope for nutrients. From there it goes into your small intestine which is approx. 26 feet in length. At this stage the blood absorbs these nutrients and the blood carries these nutrients and oxygen from your lungs to all the cells in your body.

The oxygen and nutrients pass into your cells and the waste produced by your cells when it makes energy gets removed via the blood. Here also there is an exchange between the carbon dioxide in your cells and the oxygen from the blood.
If the carbon dioxide is not present then the oxygen doesn’t get transferred which means carbon dioxide is essential to your cells and body continuing to be able to produce energy.

So what does this mean for you? Very basically you need to help your body to produce lots of carbon dioxide each and every day. How do you do this? You exercise, even a half to one hour walk each and every day will go a long way to getting your body’s cells full of carbon dioxide. The other thing you need to pay attention to is the quality of food you eat.

Scientists have discovered that the processed food being given to the Deer in the Phoenix Park Dublin was having a direct adverse effect on the animals, affecting the shape of their stomachs and the ability of the male deer to grow antlers thus affecting reproduction. It has been requested that the public don’t feed the deer with their food.

You Are What You Eat


  • Do at least 20 to 30 mins. exercise each day to help your body’s cells
  • Have a huge salad for mains at least two times a week, you eat too much meat.
  • Come to Get Back Health Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic this week and get your spine adjusted. This will realign your nervous system which your cells depend on.


Yours in Health,
John Keane

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