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     Every living organism takes earth, air, fire and water and through a complex series of chemical reactions, creates a structure, one cell at a time, which gives the organism a specific shape and a specific function.  Within earth, air, fire and water are basic elements identified in the periodic chart of elements by unique combinations of atomic energy:  protons, neutrons and electrons.  The elements have been given names such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, selenium, cadmium, lithium, barium, iodine, tellurium, radium, lead, and mercury, etc.  These basic elements are used by plants, animals, humans and microbes in thousands of enzyme driven chemical reactions to make chemical structures called primary metabolites:  nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and fat.  Nucleic acids are made from carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and phosphorous.  Proteins are made from carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulfur.  Carbohydra...

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Elizabeth A Wanek, MD
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