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IF NICOTINE MAKES ME FEEL GOOD THEN WHY . . .
Why give up cigarettes? Without trying to soft-pedal the facts, here's why:
People who smoke die fifteen years earlier than people who don't. That's 5,475 days lost from a life. Half a million Americans die each year of smoking-related illnesses.
Millions more who smoke become victims of a variety of cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure, and emphysema.
And while Violetta dies glamorously in La Traviata of lung disease while wearing a ball gown and singing an aria, life is not an opera, and tobacco-related deaths and illnesses are a painful way to go.
THE HIGH DOESN'T LAST
If you've been smoking for a while, you may be aware of another fact: The few cigarettes that gave you a high when you first started no longer have that same effect. The few cigarettes that originally stimulated often become depressants--unless you smoke more. Now you need a pack or more to get that up feeling.
LET'S GO BACK
Remember the way you felt when you first started smoking? You had more energy, you were stimulated when that was what you needed, and yet you also became calm when that was called for. All those good feelings and you kept your weight down. If only you could feel that good again--but without cigarettes.
Now, thanks to Cellular Nutrition, we believe that you can feel as good as you did when you first started smoking, and you'll keep your weight down without cigarettes.
And if overweight is a problem even though you smoke, Cellular Nutrition can help you get your weight down as well as keep it down.
What is Cellular Nutrition? It's the absolute cutting edge of natural-oriented therapythat uses the latest information obtained through biochemical research to keep the body functioning at a healthy level.
THE CELL STORY
Before we tell you about Cellular Nutrition, here's an abbreviated course on the human cell right out of Biology 101.
Your body, and particularly your brain, is made up of cells. We are complex organisms, almost beyond our ability to picture. Recently neuroscientists revised their estimate of the number of cells in the human brain from an incredible twelve billion to a more staggering trillion cells.
Many years ago, Jules Hirsch, a brilliant scientist and researcher at Rockefeller University, explained that many people suffer from hypertropic obesity, wherein there is simply too much fat crammed into cells. To get past this, help is needed to speed the transport of fat through the cells. Every cell in the body contains an element called mitochondria. The mitochondria are each cell's engine--the motor that keeps the cell going. If the mitochondria do not work properly, your cells bump along like an old car--not too healthy, maybe just getting by, holding on to fat.
DO YOU HAVE A MITOCHONDRIA PROBLEM?
Do you feel tired many mornings even after a full night's sleep? Maybe you catch colds often, and many of the foods you eat just don't seem to agree with you. If this sounds familiar, see your doctor. If the doctor doesn't find anything wrong, your problem may be sluggish cells.
Until now, when your body cried out for help, you reached for a cigarette. A few drags, a few more drags, maybe even a second cigarette quickly followed the first. The cigarettes raised your blood sugar and you felt better--for a short time. But the more you smoked, the more you needed that nicotine fix to get your blood sugar going. That's another downside to smoking: you need increasingly more nicotine to feel good.
Now you can turn things around and improve the condition of your cells. It's important to treat your cells before they accumulate too much fat. Once the mitochondria are working at a proper pace, you will have more energy, your blood sugar will be kept at an even keel so that you're not always hungry, and your metabolism will work to burn up calories.
Copyright 1998 by Dr. Joseph T. Martorano and Carmel Berman Reingold<%END%>