The Undertow of Cellular Mucus
August 26, 2012
I recently got into an argument with a man when I said he needed to MELT and drink more water. He said that all the hype about drinking water was initiated by the bottled water companies so we would buy more of their bottled water. Of course, you do realize that all that plastic that the bottles are in is potentially hazardous to your health too, right? Our drinking water isn’t chemical free, well, neither are the plastic bottles. Regardless, you need to drink more water, and I don't work for the bottled water companies anyway.
I’m a fan of drinking water. In fact, I always feel best when I drink a minimum of 2 liters of straight, plain water – some bottled, some from the tap. Then I tend to consume another 2-3 liters of water in the form of green juices, organic fruits, and vegetables.
I didn’t start drinking a decent volume of water because the bottled water companies told me to. It’s just this simple – your cells need it to proliferate and grow. One of the essential elements of water and bodily fluid remaining in a relatively constant state is the need of the body to sustain a regulated temperature. Another is the need for our cells to obtain minerals such as sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Before the cells can use the macronutrients like fat, carbohydrates, and proteins, it needs to utilize the micronutrients of minerals and vitamins.
Every day, you have to have sodium (Na) and calcium (Ca) transported to cells, and in the evening you need potassium (K) and magnesium (Mg) to displace them. If your extracellular matrix, your connective tissue is stagnant, cells develop a type of shield, for lack of a better word, around the cell’s outer membrane in the form of cholesterol to protect it from toxic waste being dumped into it. It’s a protective mechanism that, in the short term protects the cell’s internal fluid environment. But a cell that doesn’t absorb new minerals and fluid dies.
As this occurs, your cholesterol increases along with an extracellular “mucus”. That’s what is put around the cell to coat it and preserve it. But in the long term, if this environment persists, again, your cells die and you could become very ill.
I’ve never worked on a person with a chronic illness that didn’t have extracellular dehydration. Basically, you could say that as the cholesterol and mucus increases, the hydrated tissues become less and less fluid. Your cells stop responding to absorption and again, the cells die faster than they are produced – this is the accelerated aging process many of us are experiencing today. And that's not all, cells can mutate and blood cells can be radically altered.
All of this alters our hormones, metabolism, nutrient transportation and cell absorption. When you begin to MELT, and you sustain consistency in your water intake, many dynamic things can begin to happen. You will begin rebalancing the connective tissue’s fluid state and help the cells restore absorption and mineral balance.
You can’t just drink more water, take supplements, or simply eat a better diet for cells to restore nutrient absorption by the way. If you don’t address the dehydration and the protective state the cells are in, you basically pile on more toxicity signaling the cell to keep resisting fluid uptake. Your cells keep producing the cholesterol barrier to encapsulate the cells, deter cell to cell communication all to preserve whatever fluid is currently in the cell.
The need is to stimulate the extracellular matrix, get the fibroblasts or ECM cells to use water and produce, transport, and absorb it. This helps to restore balance both on a temperature level and chemical level – all on a microscopic, cellular level.
MELT is here to help you all the way down to the onset of cellular damage. Just like a wave, there’s more to it than meets the eye. The wave is an obvious occurrence however it’s the undertow that makes the wave so apparent. The micro-level, cellular damage is the undertow. Your joints losing space, your bone and muscle loss are the micro-level damage or the noticeable wave. Sadly, by the time we notice this big wave, most of us have been pulled half way out to sea by the larger, more catastrophic force of the undertow. So by the time the wave hits the beach, it’s a tsunami. Now you need lots of help to rebuild and restore natural order in your life.
Lots of points here to make, but let’s make one that is going to help you take action. You need to MELT. It’s the personal “take action” remedy that can keep the undertow manageable and in fact calm the water and chill out the waves entirely.
This is just the thought of my day while I sip on a great homemade green juice and hop on my blades for a spin around the park. When I return… a 30 minute MELT session awaits like the ultimate reward for staying active, healthy… and as always, pain-free. Is there any better way to live? Now go drink some water and get MELTing.