There are trillions of cells in the human body, in fact it is cells diversified into skin cells, liver cells, hair cells and others, that make up the human body.  If the cells are healthy then the body is healthy and the skin will glow.  Cancer is simply unhealthy cells with no control.  So how do you make healthy cells that work properly and are in control?  

Firstly you supply them with the right ingredients.  It is a bit like building a house: Use top quality building products and you build a superior home, use inferior building products, like straw instead of bricks as in the ‘Three Little Pigs’, and the house will blow down in the slightest wind.  The same principle applies to the cells of the body: Give them the best and they will perform the best.  Give them inferior foods or technology foods and the results for the skin cells are less then perfect – pimples, dermatitis, psoriasis, dry skin, blemishes, melanomas and so on.

Like us, cells must communicate with each other, and this is done by the membrane and the attachments to the membrane which are sugar and protein molecules.  Sugars coat each and every cell in the body. They are now known to be the actual communicators between cells. (It was previously through that proteins were the communicators.) These cellular communication systems are known scientifically as ‘multicellular intelligence’ which determines what nutrients and substances are needed for the health and well-being of that particular cell and its function.  In other words without these communicators there can be no organized life. 

If cells do not have the right sugars, they are unable to send the right message about their needs.  One of the important roles of that communication is healing and recovery and essential sugars play important roles in these processes.

The western diet supplies copious amounts of glucose but fails to supply the other essential sugars in sufficient amounts.  Let’s take a step back; since they are necessary for survival, these eight essential sugars must always have been part of the human diet.  By knowing what foods are high in these essential sugars we can make an effort to include these foods into our diet.  For anyone with ailments and diseases, supplements may be the best way to boost the essential sugars within the body.

Food sources of the eight essential sugars.

Xylose: Guava, pears, blackberries, loganberries, raspberries, aloe vera gel, kelp, echinacea, psyllium, broccoli, spinach, eggplant, peas, green beans, okra, cabbage, corn.

Fucose: Medicinal mushrooms, seaweeds, kelp, wakame, brown seaweed and brewers yeast.

Glucose:  There is obviously no shortage of glucose in the average diet but the following list provides some better sources of dietary glucose than that found in processed foods: Honey, grapes, bananas, cherries, strawberries, mangoes, cocoa, aloe vera, liquorice herb, sarsaparilla herb, hawthorn, garlic, kelp, echinacea and sucanant.

Galactose: Dairy products, most fruits but highest in mango, plums, rhubarb, prunes, orange, nectarine, peach and blackberries. Echinacea, fenugreek, chestnuts and most vegetables but highest in carrot, brussel sprouts, leeks, asparagus, pumpkin, parsnip, cauliflower, onions and cabbage.

Mannose: Black or red currants, gooseberries, green beans, capsicum (cayenne pepper), cabbage, aloe vera gel, fenugreek, guar gum, eggplant, tomatoes, turnips, shiitake mushrooms and kelp.

N-acetylgalactosamine: Bovine (gelatine) and shark cartilages.

N-acetylglucosamine: Bovine and shark cartilage. (Shark cartilage should not be used by diabetics or those with kidney disease.) Shiitake mushrooms.

N-acetylneuraminic acid: (sialic acid) is found in a wide variety of foods, including meat, whey and hen eggs.

The eight essential sugars and their role in cell communication has been revealed by another wonder of modern science, glyconutrient research. The benefits of providing proper nutrition to the cells include significantly  increasing immunity, and providing protection from many diseases. 

What impact does cell communication have on the skin?

    Accelerates burn and wound healing. 
    Helps heal skin conditions such as poison ivy and psoriasis. 
    Provides antioxidant compounds. 
    Protects the body from toxins and pollutant exposure. 
    Slows the aging process. 

The body is an amazing machine; we do not know everything about it.  Every time we read research, especially new emerging research, we realise that the complexity of the body is far beyond the reaches of the science we know today.  We know the tip of the iceberg.  The wisdom of the body is far reaching:  It knows what to do, it knows how to be healthy but it needs the right fuel.  Glyconutrient research is just one more area that increasingly tells us that natural foods, foods  from nature are the best foods to eat.  Not technology driven foods or processed foods.  Check through the list of foods that contain the eight essential sugars and make sure you eat them on a regular basis and if you are not eating them, add them to your diet.  If you are worried about the seaweed side of your diet, your idodine intake, then take a good look at Japanese cuisine and perhaps include one Japanese meal a week.  Kelp salts  are also readily available. We personally love Cyndi O’Meara’s All Natural Rapadura Sugar and Seaweed Salt which we have available right here!