There are two very important things to remember…
We live our lives through our nervous system’s, AND we live our lives on a cellular level.
We have amazing technology to measure what is happening to the nervous system under stress and recovery called the Neuroinfiniti Stress Response Evaluation, along with other excellent tools such as posture exams, applied kinesiology, and others.
But how do we measure what is happening on a cellular level?
The answer to this is with Systemic Formula’s Meta-Oxy test.
What this test does is measure how much cell membrane damage is occurring in your body. With trillions of cells in your body, this outer protective shell that holds the cell together is critical. It’s literally where all communication takes place.
It is this membrane that is actually the “brain” of the cell.
Signals from our nervous system, endocrine system, and other cells in the body attach at this membrane and tell the cells what to do.
Can you see the importance of this cell membrane? Without a healthy functioning membrane, disease and sickness are sure to be not far off. But before I explain the Meta-Oxy test, there is one more thing to be aware of…
There are actually 3 different membranes in the cell!
Yep, there is the outer membrane, and there is also a membrane around the mitochondria (the energy producers inside every cell), and a membrane around the nucleus of the cell (what scientists used to think was the “brain”, and where the all important genetic code is housed in the DNA).
Many cells in the body have thousands of mitochondria inside them.
So you can see…the health of the cell membranes in your body are absolutely critical!
So what causes dysfunction of these membranes?
Free Radicals. Many people have heard of free radicals. It’s why we need to be taking antioxidants in the form of supplements, and choosing foods that are rich in them. Environmental chemicals in our food, water, and air cause free radicals. As do anything that gets on our skin such as household cleaning products, cosmetics, etc.
The cells themselves even produce free radicals when they run their energy producing processes.
We literally live and die at this cellular membrane because when oxidized by free radicals, these life giving cell membranes are damaged and fail to perform properly.
This results in:
- Poor cell signaling of the immune system
- Increased metabolic toxicity
- Mitochondrial diseases
- Reduced cellular energy (can’t produce ATP)
- Damaged DNA
- Poor tissue function
- Unresponsive hormones (thyroxin, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, leptin, etc)
- Increase risk of abnormal cells
- Increased risk of cardiovascular problems
This cellular damage is known as inflammation. And it is this inflammation that is called the “silent killer”, and is associated with heart and cardiovascular disease, cancer, and the other disorders listed above.
So what is the Meta-Oxy test?
It’s simple. First we take a urine sample. Then we pipette some of that urine into a small vial which has a reagent in it. This chemical reacts with the aldehydes (especially malondialdehyde) in the urine and produces anywhere from a clear to a red color in the small vial.
Every cell membrane in the body is made up of fat and cholesterol. The more cellular inflammation and damage that is occurring, the more fats are metabolized. Simply put…the more malondialdehyde in the urine, the greater amount of cell membrane damage.
A dark red color means your cells are sick. Optimal is between 0-2 on the above chart. This is the level that suggests the body has available glutathione and other anti-oxidants necessary to protect the cells.
Scores of 3-7 indicate that oxidative damage to the cell membranes is occurring. A person with these numbers needs to increase their intake of organic fruit and vegetables along with anti-oxidant supplementation.
And now, you finally have a measurement to see how well your interventions are doing. Is “good food” enough, or do you need to add in antioxidants from supplements? Subsequent testing will reveal the answers for you.
One common question we get is “How accurate is the Meta-Oxy Test?”
There is some subjective element (minimal) due to having to compare the test vial to the color chart, but other than that the test is 50 times more accurate than a blood test. It’s easy…dark red is bad, and a faint or clear color is good. Most people I see come in with an extremely dark red color.
The Meta-Oxy test is one of the most important tests you can do for your health…
and it’s cheap.
We do this test on every new patient. We can even mail the test to you.
If your score is high, we will help you get on the right program for your body. Whatever it takes, an optimal Meta-Oxy score means your body is functioning in good health. Remember, we live an die at the cellular level…
Optimal cellular health promotes longevity and a life free of disease.