If we look at creation (the world), we can see a continuous process of building and breaking. Everything consists of atoms (energies). These atoms are the building blocks of our world. For these building blocks to exist, we must have active forces to keep them together. We have day and night, hot and cold, positive and negative (charged), good and evil, cause and effect. We can say that creation consists of a duality. The movement (relationship) of these opposite forces creates an electromagnetic energy field. We know that two positively charged magnets oppose one another and a negative attracts a positive one, right? We as human beings also have an electromagnetic field in and around us. You might heard of an aura. The strength of that energy field has a lot to do with our own health and consciousness (mental, emotional and physical bodies). In creation, through our own thoughts and emotions we attract people that we like and oppose people we don’t like.

Chang, Raymond (2007). Chemistry, Ninth Edition. McGraw-Hill. pp. 52.

All living organisms are mainly made up of four elements: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. They make up 96% of the atoms that are in living things, so they would be considered major chemical elements. Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen are known as the main “organic” elements because they form the building blocks that make life possible. Among the four, carbon is perhaps the most special, since it can form bonds with itself and makes molecules that have many different shapes. Carbon molecules can be short chains, long chains, bent chains, branching chains and ring shapes. The four classes of macromolecules that make life possible (protein, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids) are all made of carbon, along with the other three main organic elements.

Aside from the big four mentioned above, the next major elements would be phosphorus, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These make up 3.5% of living things. Phosphorus helps to connect the individual units of DNA into a long chain. Sulfur forms bridges between different parts of a protein, which help give the protein its 3D shape. Sodium, chlorine, potassium and calcium are essential for nerve cells to send electrical signals to other cells. And some enzymes require magnesium to work. These elements are also known as electrolytes.

Trace elements are present at low levels in organisms and make up just 0.5% of living cells. However, living things would not be able to survive without trace elements. Trace elements include iron, iodine, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, silicon, tin, vanadium, boron, chromium, cobalt, copper and fluorine. Iron is found in red blood cells and helps to carry oxygen into the blood stream. Iodine is important for making different forms of thyroid hormone, which regulates growth and energy levels in humans. Many of the trace elements are required by enzymes in order to make chemical reactions happen.