Stressors of the Cellular Balancing Network (CBN)
What are these stressors that affect a cell that consequently a person's health? One type is an extrinsic stressor, like the food we eat, the air we breathe, the type and quality of water we drink and our mental state. A second type is a intrinsic stressor i.e. our unique genetic makeup. This is what makes us biochemically unique. For example, some people metabolize caffeine more rapidly than others. This is determined by their underlying genetic makeup.
These intrinsic and extrinsic stressors challenge our cells and can disturb them in such a way so our cells, tissues and our bodies lose their native biochemical balance- just like the seesaw in the figure above.
Since Nature has endowed our cells with the unusual ability to rejigger itself back into balance provided the extrinsic stressor isn’t long-lasting. If the stressor persists, however, then our cells, tissues and body are at dis-ease. Our bodies send us signals so we all can sense this even though we may not exactly what the cause is.
The goal for enjoying good health, which is more than having dis-ease, is to allow our cells tissues and bodies to return and maintain balance (homeostasis). This is where nutraceuticals and supplements can be not only very helpful but are essential.