Each of our estimated 100 trillion cells is like a miniature city with many different parts doing different jobs. DNA inside the nucleus is probably the best known component and is obviously important in terms of our genetic blueprint.
But the hub of the cell is its outer membrane. This is where it absorbs oxygen and nutrients, releases toxins and carbon dioxide, receives and issues instructions, largely through hormones, enzymes and neurotransmitters.
Just one example of the implications of this is endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers and mood enhancers. A person deficient in them is much more susceptible to pain and depression than someone who is in balance.