This page is a study and
evaluation of lymphology as presented by Dr. C. Samuel and
Stephen E. West. Everything on this site must pass
the test of scientific proof or I will remove it or report
it as a fraud. Lymphology has a lot of scientific
proof and some claims that at this time I am researching
for validation. I will either find the proof or make
rebuttal statements so you can be assured if and when lymphology
is scientifically valid.
The following are my notes from Dr. West’s training
materials about Lymphology. See his web site at http://zerodisease.com/
I have added some items I have discovered along with
the concepts of Dr. West. Example the discussion of
oxidants vs. antioxidants, Dr. Emoto’s pictures and
the picture of how the immune system works. I recommend
you visit Dr. West’s web site and study the information
he provides for a greater understanding of this important
concept of Lymphology.
West claims his lymphology course will teach everyone how
to remove, and eliminate every disease and become disease
This picture courtesy
of Dr. West. It represents a healthy and unhealthy
lymph system. Zero
The top is the blood system and the bottom is the
lymph system. When excess water accumulates in the
body the blood and lymph systems have greater separations
that according to Dr. West causes disease.
His educational information teaches what He claims
is a means to reduce the swelling which in turn restores
This process suggests that it is important to eliminate
bad foods and eat good foods but that they alone will
not repair the lymph system.
is 65% better
than jogging and will burn more calories
|Dr. West recommends using
a rebounder similar to the one pictured to the left
to stimulate the lymph system. He teaches it may causes
the lymph system to remove toxins and increase electrical
energy. See collections of
info. to support this threory. His system adds deep
breathing and verbal statements that may multiply the
healthy benifits of bouncing. Zero
|Don't make my mistake of buying a cheep
rebounder from Wal Mart. It uses bungi straps not springs,
is too stiff and is not comfortable and is difficult
to exercise on. It does not allow the body a cushioned
bounce and thus does not facilitate the better health
benefits of one with good springs.
|This is a list of some web
sites by others that promote bouncing to improve lymphology
and health. healingdaily.com
for Health Blog Rebound
Loss Sources Energize
Our health and life span is completely related to our lymphatic
system and its health and ability to function. The lymphatic
system runs throughout the body in vessels parallel to the
blood circulatory system.
The circularity system contains blood plasma containing
the proteins of albumins, globulins, fibrinogens with 91%
water. It carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells. This
process irrigates or nurtures our cells and in its process
places excess water and proteins between the cells. This
is where the lymphatic system plays one of its important
roles. (See research report # 4 below ) It picks up waste
excess nutrients, proteins and water, then purifies it by
destroying harmful bacteria then dumps it back into the
blood stream at the base of the neck. It is the lymph system
that purifies the blood, removes bacteria and creates antibodies.
If we have a swollen lymph node it is a sign that it is
working to remove infection. The build up of these proteins
and water between the cells is what causes diseases. If
the lymphatic system fails to remove these proteins and
water we can die within 24 hours.
Just how important is this system
of removing proteins from the blood vessels and retrieving
them to the lymphatic circulatory system?The blood loses
half of its proteins every 24 hours and we would die in
just a few hours if it is not restored by the circulatory
system. And the water goes with it. In other words this
is the key to all diseases and health.
Dr. West states the AMA still teaches
the old outdated and proven wrong concept that blood proteins
are too big to pass through the capillaries. Note; there
are three types of blood vessels; arteries, veins and capillaries.
The arteries and veins have a muscle layer around them which
prevents them from leaking the blood proteins and fluid
we're talking about. It's at the capillary levels which
are the very smallest blood vessels that reach right down
to the bed of the cells. They are are full of holes called
capillary pores and this is where all the cells are washed,
fed, and purified. It is in the capillaries where the cells
get the oxygen and nutrients from the blood and this is
where the blood proteins leak out. The capillaries are normally
barely small enough to leak out the proteins in a single
file and the water goes with them.
Documented scientific tests as far
back as 1940 with radioactive iodine has proven that protein
leaks out of the circulatory system.
In 1964 the AMA journal Today's
Health published "Your Other Circulatory System"
written by Dr. H. S. Mayerson about his research that proved
proteins leak from the circulatory system. (4) Then in 1989
in their Home Encyclopedia page 182 they ignored the proven
research and printed "the large protein albumins prevents
blood loss into the tissues." They knew this statement
was a lie and to this day they still present this lie. Dr.
Samuel West states the truth is that the albunins are the
smallest of the three proteins in the blood stream not the
largest. Doctors use a drug version of albunin to resolve
the loss of albunins instead of recognizing that the problem
is an ineffective lymph system. Why is the AMA and doctors
treating this symptom with another altered drug instead
of fixing the problem? Why is the AMA still obscuring and
ignoring the proven research that proteins leak from the
circulatory system and are repaired by the lymphatic system?
Statement by Dr. Stephen West http://zerodisease.com
In 1930, Dr. Cecil K. Drinker of Harvard Medical School
was the first to challenge the old theory that the
blood proteins were too large to escape from the blood
capillaries into the tissue spaces. From 1948 to 1963,
Dr. H. S. Mayerson scientifically proved that Dr.
Drinker was right by tagging the blood proteins with
radioactive iodine and measuring the rate at which
they left the blood stream and Mayerson's work was
published in Scientific American, June 1963. In December
1964, The AMA published Mayerson's work which revealed
the truth only once in their official journal, Today's
Health in an article called, "Your Other Circulatory
System", by J. D. Ratcliff. “Loss of blood
proteins through capillary walls would be particularly
disastrous. Recently, Dr. H. S. Mayerson, of Tulane
Medical School, tagged blood proteins with radio active
iodine, then measured the rate at which they passed
into lymph vessels. Calculations indicated that half
of our blood protein is lost from the blood every
24 hours! But for the prompt retrieval of the protein
by the lymphatic system, this constant loss would
spell swift catastrophe.” “If the lymphatic
system did not carry a large portion of the remaining
seepage back to the blood stream, we would all bleed
to death internally in a matter of hours.” the
last paragraph of this article says, “Thus this
great river of mystery may well hold the key to dozens
of disease riddles. That is why it is getting ever-increasing
research attention. Inevitably, discoveries of vital
importance to all will be made.” Again, the
last paragraph of Your Other Circulatory System states,
"This great river of mystery may well hold the
key to dozens of disease riddles. That is why it is
getting ever increasing research attention. Inevitably,
discoveries of vital importance to all will be made."
And that's the first and last time the AMA has told
the truth about this. The following month, January
1965, Readers Digest published a condensed version
of the AMA article called, "Our Amazing White
Bloodstream", in reference to our lymphatic vessels,
which basically said the same thing as the AMA article.
Above "In 1964 AMA published the truth and in
1964 published a lie to cover up the truth of the
lymph system. " Should be noted that they have
published false information in place of the truth
Then in 1966 was the largest medical research project
ever pulled off in history - still today - and it
was to cover it all up and bury all the truth about
blood proteins leaving the blood stream to cause disease
and death and what we do to either cause or prevent
them from getting trapped around our body cells along
with the excess fluid and excess sodium they bring
with them, which is shear disease. In 1966, With the
help of international military forces, all the top
medical minds in the world who studied anything about
blood proteins and water leaving the blood stream
and lymphatics were gathered together. (Even from
behind the Iron Curtain, of approximately 370 members,
only about 65 from the United States.) Most members
were department heads of Universities and Medical
Schools - the cream of the crop. They met in Dr. H.
S. Mayerson’s home, located at Saint Louis,
MO, in 1966, and founded the ISL. Lured with the idea
of sharing research with each other, while by-laws
specified the ISL was not a pure medical society,
so they can’t publish their research findings
in medical journals any more. Is this their way of
telling us it isn't their cup of tea? Or should it
be called the greatest mass-murder plan in history
Meanwhile health care costs have continued to double
and triple every ten years since 1950! And for every
dime we have spent, the death rates have risen! Who
wants to spend more money in health care?
The American Medical Association Home Encyclopedia,
published in 1989, includes the following statement
about the albumin: “The large size of the protein
molecules prevents them from escaping from the blood
into the tissues.” Which is a total lie when
you read what they published in 1964 above, stating
"Calculations indicated that half of our blood
protein is lost from the blood every 24 hours!"
and “If the lymphatic system did not carry a
large portion of the remaining seepage back to the
blood stream, we would all bleed to death internally
in a matter of hours.”
It took many years for Dr. C. Samuel West, Dr. Stephen
West's father, to uncover these articles revealing
the secrecy of the medical establishment even with
the current onslaught of terror, Doctors having sick
family members too! This research has been kept away
from them too! Because if one of their family members
ends up with something like Cancer, they care right
away - and if there's anything they could do about
it, they would. That's why in order to keep this research
away from the public, they had to keep it away from
the Doctors too.
In this statement "It alone causes or removes
disease. In other words it causes organs to fail or
other conditions that lead to illness or death. It
is the fundamental cause of cancer, diabetes and every
other disease.", It is the key to understanding
the cause and elimination of disease. The blood proteins
and water have to be retrieved by the lymph vessels.
In other words, trapped blood proteins are the cause
organs to fail and they cause other conditions that
lead to illness or death - they are the prime cause
of disease and death, although any time we break the
pure laws of nature, they all cause trapped blood
proteins somewhere in our body, it's the trapped blood
proteins, excess fluid, and lack of oxygen that shuts
our body cells off. And since oxygen = power, when
we are living in harmony with the Pure Laws and Principles
of Nature, and when we otherwise learn how to activate
our lymphatic vessels, we are actively preventing,
removing, and eliminating pain, loss of energy, and
disease from our body.
Since the science of lymphology lays the scientific
foundation of all the healing arts and all personal
development, it adds clarity and power to every healing
modality ever invented.
Since there are an infinite number of things we can
now talk about, "Let's consider three primary
things" - add to - "There are three primary
things that affect it the lymphatic system; they are
water, proteins, and electricity."
Trapped Blood Proteins = Excess Fluid around the cells
= Lack of Oxygen = Damaged or Dead Cells - "Excess
water around the cells" - add to - "Excess
water in the lymphatic vessels cause it to swell and
renders it less able to function." "causes
the tissues to swell and renders them less able to
"excess blood proteins" - add to - "We
have all heard the term cell to cell communication
but never that it fails due to excess proteins due
to the lymphatic system not working. " - you
may also add - These are not the proteins we eat,
we eat lots of kinds of proteins. The blood proteins
hold water in our blood and wherever they go, the
"between the lymphatic capillaries and blood
capillaries" - "as well as a greater distance
from cell to cell making it more difficult for the
cells to communicate with each other" - add to
- "Second the excess water and proteins create
a greater distance between the lymphatic and circulatory
system making the lymphatic system less able to communicate
with the circulatory system. "
The lymphatic system also holds the key to the body's
electric generator" - add to - "The lymphatic
system is the body’s electrical generator. "
[each cell has a Sodium Potassium Pump, which is the
electric generator for every cell in the body]
excess positive sodium ions out from the blood around
the outside of the cells - fix - " . positive
sodium ions out of the cell"
When this delicate balance is altered, this electrical
process is altered and the cell does not have the
power work properly" - add to - "When this
process is altered the cell does not work properly"
with pH alone can produce limited results because
pH is only one of the - add to - "trying to manipulate
the pumps with pH alone is only one of numerous factors
that must occur."
The AMA used to be a small association of doctors who joined
to promote health and their craft. They have become an illegal
police agency who sanction and remove licenses from any
doctor who will not follow their agenda. They have become
our worst nightmare for the good health in America. They
prosecute any clinic or doctor who successfully prescribes
natural healing especially if they are providing safer and
better health care. It does not matter if the dr. or clinic
is safer, healing better and even doing so with proven research.
In fact it is exactly these dr's and clinics that are number
one on their hit lists because they are a threat to big
profits. Their mission is to protect big profits of the
health industry by stopping anyone who heals. They work
in conjunction with drug companies, insurance companies,
the FDA, NHC and FTC. to stop anyone that is a threat to
their profits. All of them work together to control the
information and education given to doctors. Because they
are now so powerful they can get away with covering up health
research that heals and promoting things including altered
drugs that are more harmful than natural compounds in order
to keep us sick. Many reject this information thinking it
is not possible and that they would not do that.
Dr. West's research above is just one of numerous examples
of how they perform their subversive tactics to police doctors
in order to keep us sick. A sick people is very profitable
and all one needs to do is follow the money to verify this
corruption. Another proof of this is in the scientific reports
by doctors about herbs that are proven to heal better than
altered drugs and without the terrible side effects of the
altered drugs. The FDA cannot or refuses to accept this
proven research, then the AMA polices anyone who uses anything
not approved by the FDA. See two of our pages that prove
these facts. Prostrate
Cancer and Liver
If the AMA was interested in health they would be endorsing
these cures. Instead they are fighting them and even prosecuting
doctors and others that promote them. If you or a loved
one has prostrate cancer and your doctor will not or can
not prescribe a cure proven by doctors to kill it up to
100 million times better than the leading chemo drug how
would you feel? That is what is happening in America and
lymphology as an educational tool can change the health
The lymphatic system is the ultimate regulator of all our
health. It alone causes or removes disease. In other words
it causes organs to fail or other conditions that lead to
illness or death. It is the fundamental cause of cancer,
diabetes and every other disease. Doctors treat pain and
symptoms with altered drugs, surgeries and hospitalization
and never look at the foundational cause. The health of
the lymphatic system is the most important focus we must
have to maintain good health. It means everything we have
thought about health must take a whole different view. It
means instead of focusing on symptoms and even what we have
formerly thought as causes must be revised. It means we
must learn what makes the lymphatic system work and what
causes it to fail if we want to be healthy.
There are three primary things that affect it the lymphatic
system; they are water, proteins, and electricity.
Excess water in the lymphatic vessels cause it to swell
and renders it less able to function.
Remember we stated the function of the lymphatic system
is to remove the excess water and proteins between the cells.
First this means the proteins that have not entered our
cells are now blocking cell to cell communication. We have
all heard the term cell to cell communication but never
that it fails due to excess proteins due to the lymphatic
system not working. Every cell and every organ in our body
works from the chemical transfers between cells. If these
transfers fail our body gets sick. (see
our picture of the immune system)
Second the excess water and proteins create a greater distance
between the lymphatic and circulatory system making the
lymphatic system less able to communicate with the circulatory
The lymphatic system is the body’s
electrical generator. Every cell and organ in the body has
electrical energy pumps as part of the lymph system. These
pumps are called sodium potassium pumps and discovered by
Dr. Samuel West. A Nobel prize was awarded in 2003 for this
discovery. See animations and info about the sodium potassium
potassium pump (5-9) Unfortunately none of these animations
include its ability to generate electricity. The sodium
potassium pump generates the power in cells to allow us
to see, move our muscles and think. The animations also
do not include the information that the pump is part of
the lymph system. Dr. Samuel West stated there are two questions
that need to be found. FIRST what turns the pumps off and
SECOND what turns them on. If we can resolve these two questions
we can control every disease in the body.
WHAT TURNS THE PUMPS OFF: Dr. Samuel West went on to discover
trapped blood protein shuts the pumps off because they have
a negative charge that pulls the positive sodium ions out
of the cell. There is a delicate balance between sodium
and potassium. When they are balanced and being rotated
through the pump they generate power or electricity. See
the animations referenced in (5-9)
below. When this process is altered the cell does not work
WHAT TURNS THE PUMPS ON: It takes oxygen and glucose to
feed this process which creates Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
which is the substance that turns the pumps on. It is the
lymph system's responsibility to pull out all the excess
blood proteins, water, dead cells, poisons and excess sodium.
It is this process that allows oxygen and glucose to feed
the cell, turn on the pumps and create a healthy cell to
cell communication process. When this process is functioning
correctly pH levels will be in the correct ranges and trying
to manipulate the pumps with pH alone is only one of numerous
factors that must occur.sodium
These two facts are not being taught
to our doctors and are being ignored by modern medicine.
These two facts result in all disease by swelling. When
the lymph system is healthy it does not have excess swelling,
when it is not functioning it is because it is swollen with
excess water and proteins. The definition of
cancer is to swell. This means every disease
is the result of excess water and proteins accumulating
in the cells, surrounding tissues and the lymph vessels.
This then shuts off the pumps and causes disease in the
effected cells. Where ever the cell resides that is swollen
is where cancer and other illness occurs. This is the source
of every diseases and we all know modern medicine treats
the symptoms while ignoring the source cause. It is no wonder
since they are not being taught this process. If they were
practicing the effective treatment of these two facts it
would eliminate the need for drugs and extensive hospital
visits. This in turn would lower our health care costs and
dramatically effect the profits of the multi billion dollar
health care industry. It means if we can treat
these two facts we can be disease free.
Dr. West states, "What we have discussed to this point
demonstrates the extreme importance of the lymphatic system
and how it regulates every cell and system in the body.
Nothing in the body is more important for daily health.We
have discussed how water, proteins and electricity are part
of the lymphatic system but not how to repair it or keep
it in good health."
HOW TO TURN ON THE LYMP PUMPS:
- STEP 1:
First we must remove negative things that harm it. No
repair is of any value if we continue to ingest things
- Oxidants such as tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco,
and drugs both prescription and illegal will shut
off the pumps. Salt, candy, sugars, soft drinks, caffeine,
cake, excess meats especially those with altered feed
and injections and food additives will also shut off
the pumps. Another big factor that will shut off the
pumps is stress factors such as anger, hate, and loss
of temper, resentment, judgment, stress and abuse.
See our pages on Oxidative
Stress and Antioxidants
- Each of these things creates havoc in the body and
only a state of positive energy will turn on the pumps.
Everything in the world is either positive or negative.
Everything has an opposite. Light vs. darkness, good
vs. evil, love vs. hate and oxidants vs. antioxidants.
Oxidants are atoms with unbalanced electrons vs. antioxidants
with balanced electrons.
- Most foods and nutrition can change from an antioxidant
to a negative oxidant state. A fruit, vegetable or
meat full of antioxidants must destroy all antioxidants
in order to spoil. An example of this is that green
tea is full of oxidants and black tea is the same
leaf but put into piles to rot and ferment until it
turns black. One is healthy and one is harmful.
- When we eat negative things or harbor negative thoughts
we shut off the pumps and positive things turn the
pumps on. In the positive state the lymph system pumps
work to give us a healthy state and prevent or remove
every disease. To see how powerful our thoughts and
positive vs. negative effects our body fluids. see
Emoto,s water pictures)
- STEP 2:
Bring oxygen to the cells. Dr. Otto
Warburg made a statement about oxygen and cancer. "As
emphasized, it is the first precondition of the proposed
treatment that all growing body cells be saturated with
- This requires a combination of deep breathing, bouncing,
stroking, energy, and compressing tissues.
- Getting oxygen to the cells and turning on the pumps
cures every disease including cancer and diabetes.
When an accident such as an auto whip lash occurs
and one learns how to get oxygen back to the cells
and turn on the pumps the injury can disappear within
a short amount of time possibly within minutes or
a few hours. This is without drugs or a chiropractor.
The cause of all disease is based on Dr. C. Samuel West's
outline that he calls the seven plus one.
|This outline of the seven plus one is
my research to prove or disprove Dr. West's research
by my scientific research.
|Outline with my comments and descriptions to help
understand each point. Maroon color is from Dr. West
comments and are occasionally paraphrased my me, green
are my comments based on Dr. West's articles.
||Additional comments and research findings
- Every cell generates an
electrical field with a
sodium potassium pump that
is in every cell.
- Thought wave is electrical
and every cell, organ, eyes and muscles work
- Eye to eye contact
between two people is a transfer of electrical
- The electrical energy
or the lack of it regulates every part of
- The electrical energy
is processed by the brain in both the conscious
and unisonous and it moves every muscle
and regulates every cell and organ.
- Our thoughts which
are electrical may cause illness or health.
|The link on the left to the sodium potassium
pump is a graphical illustration of how the pump works.
see items (5,6,7 & 8) at the bottom of this page.
The claim that there is a sodium potassium pump is well
documented. See report #5 below and these links.
A site that demonstrates how neurons produce electricity
explorations in cognitive neuroscience By Randall C.
O'Reilly, Yuko Munakata-2.4
does the brain need electricity?
The information above is my an
overview of the concept of lymphology presented by Dr.
I am studying the home study course
of lymphology that consist of numerous videos, audio's and
articles that may take several months to complete.
I suggest that you visit Dr. Stephen
West's web site http://zerodisease.com
for more information. Look at his
event calendar and educational materials.
Below are references and research to support the above
1. "Dr. C.
Samuel West announced: Every healing art on earth involves
getting oxygen to cells! This site teaches the Medical Research
that reveals: 1) The cause of pain, cancer, heart disease,
diabetes, and every other degenerative disease on Earth;
and 2) How it is now possible for you to relieve pain and
suffering at home faster and easier than you've ever dreamed
possible; and 3) How to keep your body free from pain and
disease as long as you live. (1)
2. "The sodium-potassium
PUMPS in every cell generate the ELECTRICITY that gives
the eyes the POWER to see and the brain the POWER to work.
These same pumps in the cells of the muscles are able to
generate the ELECTRICITY that gives the muscles POWER so
you can walk and run. This is how the heart gets the POWER
to beat, and how the pancreas gets the POWER to produce
insulin; and this is how the white blood cells get the POWER
they need to kill the cancer cells and all viruses etc.
massage is a massage form that addresses the movement of
lymph fluid. It is a rhythmic technique that gently imitates
the body's way of moving its fluids. It moves lymph from
the tiny lymph vessels that bath each cell to the 500 lymph
nodes onward to the six major lymphatic trunks. As the lymph
is aided in moving thorough out the body, it cleanses and
purifies, removing bacteria, infection, and diseased cells
along the way. Because lymph cleanses nearly every cell
in your body, symptoms of chronic lymph blockage can be
a feeling of general tiredness and fatigue with a heaviness
in the abdomen. Accompanying this can be such symptoms as
food allergies, frequent colds, joint pain, headaches, fatigue,
tissue swelling, and depression. On an everyday basis, regular
lymphatic massage can be great preventive health maintenance.
It is especially helpful for any form of edema, poor circulation,
a need for detoxification, and for post traumatic injury
or surgery as it will reduce the swelling and speed up the
healing time. We invite all lymphologists to join us as
we educate the world on the importance of the lymph system
in maintaining general health. (2)
entire lymphatic system flows toward the bloodstream, returning
fluid from body tissues to the blood. If
there were no way for excess fluid to return to the blood,
our body tissues would become swollen. For example, when
a body part swells, it may be because there is too much
fluid in the tissues in that area. The
lymph vessels collect that excess fluid and carry it to
the veins through the lymphatic system. This process is
crucial because water, proteins, and other molecules continuously
leak out of tiny blood capillaries into the surrounding
body tissues. This lymph fluid has
to be drained, and so it returns to the blood via the lymphatic
vessels. These vessels also prevent the back flow
of lymph fluid into the tissues. The lymphatic system also
helps defend the body against invasion by disease-causing
agents such as viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Harmful foreign
materials are filtered out by small masses of tissue called
lymph nodes that lie along the network of lymphatic vessels.
These nodes house lymphocytes (white blood cells), some
of which produce antibodies, special proteins that fight
off infection. They also stop infections from
spreading through the body by trapping disease-causing germs
and destroying them." (3)
5. "So how
does cells become electric? Similar to the way that there
are positive and negative particles in an atom, there are
both positive and negative ions inside and outside the cell.
The cell literally pushes the positive ions out across its
cell membrane. Specifically, it pushes Potassium and Calcium
ions out (among other ions). What this pushing does is tip
the balance of positive and negative ions inside and outside
the cell. Since the cell pushes out positive ions, the outside
becomes more positive than the inside. Since we often think
of the cell as being surrounded by a big ocean of stuff,
we look at the cell's perspective: the cell is negative
relative to its environment (the same as the outside being
positive relative to the cell). This imbalance of electric
charge is called Electrical potential, and is quantified
in Volts (like in a 9 Volt battery). Since this electrical
potential is formed by different ions on either side of
the cell membrane, we refer to it as the membrane potential.
This potential is the “electricity” we speak
of when we say that cells are electric. It is a form of
energy that the cell can use – I’ll talk about
that in a bit.
As you may know, cell membranes don’t let many things
flow through them, so ions and water don’t just cross
the cell membrane. The cells push out the ions by special
molecular pumps. These molecules are proteins which are
able to grab some ions from the inside of the cell and let
them pass to the outside of the cell. This process often
requires a lot of energy. The more positive particles you
push out of the cell, the harder it becomes to push more
out. A good portion of the cell’s energy is spent
on keeping these pumps working.
Cells also have specialized, strategically placed holes
in their cell membranes that allow ions to come back into
the cell, known as ion channels. Why? you might be asking.
What a waste of energy, to pump out all these ions just
to let them back in! But this re-entry of ions is highly
regulated. This close regulation of ion re-entry allows
the cell to control specific aspects of its function. It’s
as if the cell uses ions as logs to light a fire in the
fireplace. You keep all the logs outside until you want
them, and then you go grab a few; just enough for the fire
that you will be lighting that night. If you had all these
logs around your house, not only would things get really
cluttered, but you might accidentally set one of these extra
logs on fire and burn your house down! Cells are really
finicky about what ions they let in and when they let them
in. If too many ions come in, it can kill the cell!"