Cellular medicine is a new field of medicine that provides a new understanding about the nature of diseases and allow new preventive and therapeutic approaches to cardiovascular disease, cancer and other common health problems.
The basic principles of Cellular Medicine are:
- Health and disease are determined at the level of billions of cells, which compose our body and its organs.
- The most frequent form of cellular malfunction – and, thus, a precondition for disease development – is a long term dietary deficiency of micronutrients.
- Micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, certain amino acids, plant ingredients and other natural bioactive molecules cannot be produced by our body and the only way to provide them is by taking them up in sufficient quantities in our daily diet.
- If we do not get these micronutrients in sufficient quantities in our diet, thousands of metabolic processes within our cells are affected. Long-term micronutrient deficiency leads to insufficient production or function of cellular energy (e.g. for the electrical heart beat), collagen and other stability molecules (e.g. for bones and connective tissues), antibodies (for optimum immune function), many hormones, cytokines and other molecules essential for proper communication between cells and a multitude of enzymes, the catalysts of cellular metabolism.
- Cardiovascular diseases are the most frequent diseases because cardiovascular cells consume vitamins and other essential micronutrients at a high rate due to the mechanical stress from the pumping function (contraction) of the heart and the mechanical stress on the walls of the arteries closer to the heart (proximal arteries) from the higher blood pressure and pulse wave (pulsatile blood flow).
- Optimum dietary supplementation of vitamins and other essential micronutrients is the key to the prevention and correction of the underlying cellular malfunction in cardiovascular disease and many other health conditions.
- Micronutrients do not work within the metabolism of cells in an isolated manner, instead, they work together like an orchestra to provide optimum cellular function. Thus, research in Cellular Medicine focuses on the understanding of the mutually enhancing interaction of micronutrients in catalyzing the multitude of biological reactions within our cells. This interaction is called ‘micronutrient synergy’ and it is a hallmark of Cellular Medicine.
- A key principle in Cellular Medicine research is ‘cellular regulation’, the precise understanding of how biochemical and genetic processes within cells are influenced and often regulated by micronutrients and other natural molecules. As opposed to conventional pharmaceutical drugs that target the suppression of symptoms or the intervention of cellular metabolism by synthetic chemicals, Cellular Medicine targets to copy Nature and use the principle of cellular regulation for preventive and therapeutic purposes.
- As opposed to conventional medicine that is based on the use of synthetic chemicals that often exert serious side-effects, Cellular Medicine is based on optimizing the regulation of cellular processes by natural means.
- As opposed to a lack of macro-nutrients making up our regular food like carbohydrates, fats and proteins – which produce the alarm sign of ‘hunger’ in our body – a deficiency of micro-nutrients does not produce any alarm signs. The only way we can avoid these deficiencies is by acquiring the knowledge about the essential role of micronutrients for preventing diseases and preserving our health.
- Thus, health education of patients and the public of large about the role of micronutrients in preventing diseases and in promoting health is a pre-condition for effective prevention and control of diseases.
- Since cardiovascular diseases, cancer and other health conditions continue today in epidemic proportions despite more than a century of conventional medicine based on synthetic drugs, there is an objective need for a new approach to the control of diseases on a large scale. Cellular Medicine provides such a basis.
From the above principles it is immediately visible that Cellular Health and the Cellular Medicine are at the foundation of a modern, preventive health care system.
Due to its compelling logic Cellular Health and Cellular Medicine can be understood essentially by everyone. Thus, the promotion of cellular health and cellular medicine is not limited to health professionals. It includes the participation of an educated public in building a new, prevention-oriented health care system.