Healing through Cellular Functional Medicine
In this day and age, as toxins pile up in our environment and we are exposed to an unimaginable avalanche of chemicals, EMF’s, food additives, GMO’s and the like, many of us are facing health challenges that are unexplainable. We go from doctor to doctor, searching for answers to relieve our many uncomfortable symptoms, only to be handed a prescription for medication, or to be told that there is nothing array. What is going wrong?
Having faced my own serious health crisis along with those of my family, I came to realize that the only way out of the maze of these “new millennium diseases” is what I call TRUE CELLULAR MEDICINE HEALING. When I was ill, many of the doctors I contacted couldn’t explain what was wrong with me and that was devastating. I realized that by understanding the workings of my disease process, it empowered ME to take responsibility and seek out the information I needed to unwind the mess that existed at the cellular level. We must educate ourselves and understand what is at the root cause of our illness. We must understand what is going wrong at the cellular level and become educated on “cellular failure”. Remember: education is power.
That being said, we need a roadmap to a new paradigm of healing. We call these the 5R’s OF CELLULAR DETOXIFICATION AND REGENERATION. Although I don’t expect you to become your own doctor (that is my job), I want you to understand these principles of healing. When I was gravely ill, this knowledge gave me hope because it not only explained how I got so sick, but how my body could heal itself if I followed these steps.
Remove the Source – We need to determine which toxic sources (heavy metals, biotoxins, environmental toxins and/or toxins inside your home) are causing body-wide damage. When identified, these sources can then be safely ushered out of the body using my crafted protocols.
Regenerate the Cell membrane – In healthy individuals, the supple bi-lipid fat layer of the cellular membrane allows both nutrients to flow inside easily and toxins and free radicals inside the cell to leave unimpeded. If inflamed, nothing can come in and nothing can come out, so our cell becomes a toxic wasteland. Inflammation can also compromise our cell’s ability to function properly and truncates our ability to “hear” the hormonal impressions through the hormone receptors that reside on the outside of the cellular membrane.
Restore Cellular Energy – As nutrients flow into the cell, they feed the powerhouse called the mitochondria, which produces ATP (energy). Without adequate production of ATP, our cells are unable to detoxify or regenerate properly.
Reduce Inflammation – (no/onno cycle) – Toxic inflammation is produced from 3 main sources: overconsumption of refined sugar and grains, bad fats and toxins from food sources, cosmetics, air pollution, toxic cleaning products and more. Needless to say, inflammation and oxidative stress can wreak havoc and is at the root cause of all disease processes that we see in our office.
Reestablish Methylation – Because the body needs methyl groups to turn stress hormones on and off, if depleted, our body stays in a constant state of stress. In addition, if our methyl groups are non-existent or in short supply, the important roles they play in detoxification, DNA protection, hormone metabolism and epigenetics are unable to be performed.
* The 5 R’s of Cellular healing are a registered trademark of Dr. Dan Pompa