Now, regardless of whether we want to see ourselves as the collective intelligence of a mass of individual cells or not, one thing is clear -- the health of our individual cells is directly related to our overall health as human beings. While this understanding seems elementary, it's quite astounding how little this fundamental concept is taught in our schools, homes, or societies. What is it, therefore, that we can do each day to create a healthy environment for our cells to function and thrive?
Dr. Hugo Rodier outlines the basic answer to this question in his treatise on cellular TOIL. According to the good doctor (and the many other physicians and scientists who agree) ill health begins to take shape at the cellular level by way of a four-step chain reaction which includes:
- Toxins: Cells take in environmental toxins;
- Oxidation: Cellular oxidation (or the elimination of waste) occurs during the metabolic process and produces more waste than the body's ability to properly eliminate it;
- Inflammation: Cells initiate an inflammatory response to harmful stimuli or damage (from toxins, oxidation, and other injury);
- Lack of Energy: The cellular power plants (the mitochondria) become damaged and therefore lack the ability needed to perform the essential functions of communication and power generation needed by the body to function properly.