As you know, this month we're talking about all things Women's Health. This week we decided to take some advice from Women’s Health Expert and nutritional biochemist, Dr Libby Weaver (PhD).
Armed with an abundance of knowledge, scientific research and a true desire to help people regain their energy and vitality, Dr Libby empowers and inspires people to take charge of their health and happiness through her books, live events and online courses, like her brand new Detox by Dr Libby 28 day course.
Here Dr Libby gives us some words of wisdom around giving yourself life fuel!
“Every second, there are billions of biochemical reactions taking place within you. These reactions involve the conversion of one substance to another and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are often required for these conversions to occur. Nutrients are also needed for the construction of other substances in the body and are sometimes even incorporated into these new structures.
The ways you eat, drink, move, think, breathe, believe and perceive don’t just impact on how you feel, function and look today, they are going to influence how you feel, function and look in the future - because the environment for your future cells is being set up today. The power to change all of that is in your hands and in your hands only. Let that empower you.”
Some quick fun facts from Dr Libby here:
- The adult human body is made up of about 50 trillion cells.
- These cells don’t work alone - they work by communicating information between each other.
- Without adequate nutrients, some of the most basic communication and therefore bodily processes are compromised.
- The cells of the body don’t live forever - they are always in a cycle of replication, repair and death.
- The health of the next generation of cells is dependent on the information in their predecessor’s environment. That environment will either be flush with nutrients, or lacking them.
- The way you feed yourself is the most basic fundamental way you demonstrate care for your cells and for yourself.