Depending on your source, various sources say that your body has anywhere from 30 to 100,000 trillion cells! Knowing the correct number isn’t important here. I’ve shown you the numbers to give you a perspective on how amazingly intricate and detailed your body truly is. Just think about how many cells that is and how large these numbers are. If you’re like me, you’re getting goose bumps. Every single cell is designed to work in harmony with each other.
Now get this, every cell has a life span depending on the type of cell. For example your red blood cells have a life span of 120 days, your skin cells 2-3 days (especially your outer most layers) or certain liver cells up to 5 months. The point here is that your cells are constantly being repaired and replaced every moment of your life. In fact every minute you lose about 96 million cells, but the good news is that you should be creating 96 million cells to replace your lost ones. So just think about this, as long as your body is repairing or replacing all your damaged or dying cells then you are healthy. But what happens to your body if you were not able to optimally function this way? In this particular case all your dying and damaged cells would continue to exist and on a cellular level it won’t be able to function properly. Now multiply that by millions of cells you now have a sick and diseased body. Do you see the importance of this?
I’ve ended each of these blog series with the same question. What controls your body’s ability do this – to repair and replace your cells? I was debating to share the answer with you in this blog, (and some of you already know the answer) but I’ve decided to leave it for my next and final blog of this series.
Dr. Tyler A. Kong
* To read the past three parts, please check the previous blogs.