I just love that we have cells. It’s like a secret magical world, but when looking under a microscope all of a sudden it comes to life! There is fluidity, and motion, and things chasing things, and eating things, and becoming new entities all together!
Do you think about your cells? It is kind of hard to be connected to them given we cant see them and we barely know what they are doing. It’s when something isn’t right that we start to then examine ourselves at the cellular level.
Amazingly, the cells aren’t the smallest part of our bodies- each cell has components to it, and those components break down into smaller components. As we examine the smaller levels we see anatomic molecules made of the elements from the periodic table.
And to expand your mind even more, those atoms that make up each component of the cells, have been looked at under very powerful microscopes to try to see what they are made of. Protons, neutrons, quirks, quarks, and more, but the more we look- the less we see! Truly, at the very smallest level visible, there is nothing to see. There is an extremely fast moving energy cloud swirling around and taking up space.
I tell you this to help open your mind to energy medicine, to cellular nutrition, and to emotional well-being.
Today I want to share with you how taking care of your cellular environment makes you a more effective entrepreneur. I want to explain to you HOW you can do this, and WHAT you can do to optimize this environment.
Your cells are made of proteins and fats, and have very complex working systems. They monitor what goes in and what comes out, and what levels they are at. They need many many micronutrients daily, they are always working at top productivity! Can you imagine no holidays?!
What I find truly amazing is that all of this goes on without our even knowing it. For example, if we don’t take in enough calcium, our bodies will sacrifice our bones to ensure our cells have the calcium they need to move you around, and we don’t even get a clue of that until it is so much that it can show up on imaging as osteoporosis.
Each cell has an environment. Your cells are a community; think of it like a town. There are similar cells, like the houses in a block, that create something bigger- maybe a kidney, likewise the homes make a neighbourhood. There is the store down the road that has some supplies; there is the playground where magic happens for the children. The cells have storage facilities, they have the working crew that clean up, and build more. Homes have amazing security systems on each house to ensure there are no intruders and that the dogs can’t get out, cells have a similar security system made out of proteins that regulate what is allowed in and what is allowed out.
But the intention of this conversation is to tell you about the cellular environment, which is what surrounds each cell, and is within each cell. And I certainly don’t want to get too crazy here. There are some pretty easy to understand and easy to apply facts about your cellular environment that will make you much more productive and effective. Let’s break it down into 2 categories:
What you ingest & what you create
What you ingest:
The easy way to look at this is “food” (and beverage).
But it is much more complex than that. Food is in general MACROnutrients- proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. We need those, to build new cells and new cell signaling systems. But they are not the magical part. The interesting part is the MICROnutrients. The tiny antioxidants and minerals found within food. Your food should be full of life, and a huge component of this is the natural micronutrients. Your cells need so many micronutrients every single minute, that to be optimal and effective you must replenish these daily. This means eating well, with fresh whole foods, and in my opinion supplementing.
I suggest supplementing because it is so very difficult to take in the harmony of micronutrients we need from natural food, since we are not only living in a place where a lot of our food is shipped in, much of it is processed and packaged too. Your cells will thank you I promise.
But then what happens? One example is nerve firing. Did you know that your brain is a complex weave of nerves? To fire these quickly, aka think fast, you need fats to insulate your nerves and make them super efficient. You also need antioxidants to protect your arteries that supply the blood lifeline to your nerves. Did you know that eating a diet high in sugars aka high glycemic, causes the same effect on your arteries as when you barbeque a steak and the browning occurs. You NEED antioxidants to stop this, and repair this when it happens. And as you can imagine, faster thinking, and more efficient nerves, means you can literally move faster, and also you are mentally faster. That certainly helps when you’re an entrepreneur!
But let’s talk now about what you create:
You can definitely create molecules all on your own. Many are made with non-essential components- things we don’t need to ingest. Many more are made with essential components- think of the vitamins and minerals we know of- those are all essential. So we need the energy and the parts to create the things our bodies need. The energy component is huge, and plenty of it comes from really simple things like sleep, water, some quiet time, nature, and healthy foods.
But another thing we can create is our thoughts. And guess what- our thoughts really do create outcomes that can affect your life as an entrepreneur. Here is an example.
Close your eyes, and imagine you are standing in a beautiful field of wild flowers. The wind is blowing and the sun is warm on your skin. You can hear the birds. All is well.
Now change the scenery- all of a sudden you’re standing on the edge of a skyscraper in NYC, teetering, and feeling that same wind blow in the night sky. You can hear taxis honking and people below. Notice a change in your heart rate, prickles on your skin, and maybe even a sweat forming? A thought creates a physiological output. Convert this to starting your day with a stressful alarm clock, and then a rush of to-do’s and opening your email and your social media. The entrepreneur that begins this way is setting themselves up for a stress response from minute 1!
Your thoughts are actually speaking to your cells, causing them to do different things. They can create stress hormones, or amp up nerve flow to pump your heart more, or they can create healing molecules, and restorative nerve flow. Your thoughts actually cause your DNA to change what is exposed. You have a very limited DNA profile exposed, and proteins actually bind to the different areas. These proteins bind and unbind based on what your cells tell them to do, based on what YOU tell them to do. This changed DNA can cause a multitude of diseases to be expressed OR advantages. For example, there is an argument to suggest that you can turn on the DNA section that allows a disease to occur that is in your family just because you believe you will get that disease!
Your thoughts also create a tendency to notice something, it becomes on the forefront of your mind. If you really want a Range Rover in black with leather seats and a sunroof, then you tend to see a lot of these. Then you make decisions based on wanting this. Then all of a sudden, you have one! Your thoughts become things!
I really could go on all day but to keep it actionable, let us summarize what you can do, starting today to use your cells as your friend and let them help you be your best version ever:
Taking each of these points into account will really help you to have that advantage over the others who are not optimizing their cells, and their mind!
Thank you so much for your time, feel free to connect with me with any questions or feedback!
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