Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Body Cell

Let us take a closer look at the most basic life-generating element in the human body, the cell. The cell is surrounded by a very thin outer "skin" or membrane that protects it from being flooded by unregulated entry of water, salt, sugar, fats, and many other elements that constitute the serum solution that is outside the cell wall.

Since the cell is constantly bathed in serum solution, it regulates its intake and output by means of many, many small pumping units. Fluid inside the cells should be neutral, neither too acidic nor too alkaline; it has a pH of 7.4 under normal circumstances. &.4 is the level of reading on a scale designed to measure the degree of acidity. From 1 to 7 is the acid range; 1 being more acid than 7. From 7 to 14 on the scale is the alkaline range ; 7 is less alkaline than 14. On the pH scale, 7 is neutral.

The way this neutral pH is maintained is very simple : the cation (cat-i-on) pumps constantly pump out hydrogen ion (remember water is H2O; meaning two hydrogen ion with one oxygen ion), which is the acid substance not used by the cell. 

The entire body - nerve tissue, bone, cartilage, ligament, muscle, blood, brain, you name it - is made up of these tiny cells, each performing this regulation of intake and output of elements to maintain function. Each cell is just like an underwater city, with canal systems and waterways; outside of it, arteries and veins are its highways.

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