This article has been medically reviewed by Dr. Charles Penick, MD
It’s true: most of us are living in a toxic world. The benefits of modern society and living in developed cities come with a large dose of toxins exposure. From the air quality to the products we put on our body, use to clean our homes, and even the food and water that we drink: toxins have made their way into almost every aspect of modern life.
As a result, detoxing has become a very popular buzz-word, but how much of these widely used methods remove toxins from the body? Generally: not at all. Without addressing the fundamentally dysfunctional cell, green powders and detox teas can do more damage than good. Thankfully, True Cellular Detox offers a simple 5 step process to truly heal the cell to get well.
What are Toxins?
Toxins are loosely defined as substances that harm our living cells. Exposure to toxins can occur via inhalation (breathing), direct contact (touching), as well as ingestion (swallowing).1
Cellular toxicity is the build-up of toxins over time that interferes with the proper functioning of our cells.2 For many people, cellular toxicity starts at inception since we often take on toxins from our mother’s body in utero.3
Sources of toxins generally fall under the broad categories of pollutants, synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, and processed foods. Some examples from the categories above include:
- Air pollution, like car fumes
- Pesticides and herbicides like Roundup
- Chemicals in tap water like chlorine, fluoride, and lead
- Synthetic makeup ingredients like parabens and artificial fragrances
- Synthetic body care products with ingredients like
- Synthetic cleaning products with ingredients like ammonia, chlorine, and sodium hydroxide
- Synthetic furniture materials like formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, benzene, and vinyl acetate
- BPAs and other plastics found in items like water bottles, food containers, and children’s toys
- Refined vegetable and seed oils like canola oil, cottonseed oil, and soybean oil
- Trans fats
- Heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium
- Mould, especially black mold
- Amalgam fillings that contain mercury
- Flu shot/ vaccine ingredients like aluminum, formaldehyde, and monosodium glutamate (MSG)
Symptoms of Toxin Overload
The poison is always in the dosage.4 One acute exposure to a high dose of a specific toxin could yield catastrophic harm to an individual’s health (like when a nuclear power plant explodes). Although these situations happen, they are less common.
More common is chronic low-dose exposure to toxins from various sources that add up over time until the body can no longer keep up with its natural detoxification processes.
It can be useful to think of toxins as a drop in a bucket. Although the body has an incredible capacity to hold many toxins (they are often stored in body fat and tissues), the bucket overflows eventually. Someone may go from feeling generally healthy to being whacked with a significant diagnosis like autoimmune conditions at the point of overflow.
Although it may seem like diagnoses come out of nowhere, they are often a long time in the making and the perfect storm of toxin exposure to the point of overload.
Prolonged exposure to the various toxins mentioned above may cause the following symptoms:2
- Brain fog
- Muscle joint pain
- Digestive problems
- High or low blood pressure
There is a certain degree of toxin exposure that we cannot avoid in life. The key is controlling the parts that we can and doing our best to properly detoxify from the past exposures that have built up over time.
How to Deal with Living in a Toxic World
The concept of ‘detox’ has been a health-industry buzzword for a long time. The term was initially associated with treating drug and alcohol abuse as the removal from addictive substances from the body. Although removing toxic substances is the first step of cellular detox, there are four more crucial steps to properly and effectively detoxifying your body.
All detox pathways must be operating correctly for a toxic substance to safely and effectively exit the body after being stored. Although many substances are marketed as detox products (from green powders, laxatives, and diuretics to detox teas and even whole foods like cilantro), most of them only scratch the surface of what is required from the body to remove toxic substances from the body. And none of them will work if the cell is fundamentally dysfunctional.
True Cellular Detox
True Cellular Detox is an approach to cellular detox developed by Dr. Daniel Pompa that approaches detox from a holistic perspective, targeting the root of the problem: healing the cell.
The whole strategy is based on the ”5 Rs of True Cellular Detox and Healing,” five principles that significantly improve cellular function and support the body’s healing. Thanks to this multi-faceted approach, the achieved cellular detox is deep, stable, and long-lasting, compared to other ”superficial” strategies like simple supplements or detox teas.
Like most ‘detox’ programs, the 5 R method starts by removing the interference of toxins. The process then delves deep into regenerating the cell membrane, restoring cellular energy, reducing cellular inflammation, and re-establishing methylation.
True cellular detox delves into the root of the problem without bypassing the essential steps that the body naturally undergoes when detoxifying. It’s important to remember that the body ultimately has to be able to properly release toxic substances from their storage place and exit the body safely.
What People Are Saying About True Cellular Detox
“I have completed TCD and two brain phases. I have noticed an overall improvement in my physical well-being; the chronic indigestion symptoms are much improved. Most importantly, my mental clarity has improved significantly, and the “brain fog” has lifted.”
“The absolute greatest change I have noticed since going through the True Cellular Detox™ program is that I am sleeping through the night for the first time in years. I also notice my ability to handle stress has improved dramatically. My overall happiness level is up.”
“True Cellular Detox was one of my best decisions of the year. Detox isn’t just for the ailing and unwell. In my case, I started out feeling great and went to an entirely new level of high performance and personal transformation. If you think you have what you need for the journey before you, step into the world of True Cellular Detox, and you may find that life has even more room for magic than you ever imagined. I did.
Before my detox, I had been running marathon distances, casually biohacking for a couple of years. I helped develop bleeding-edge high-technology, helping bring Microsoft’s holographic computing platform HoloLens from research to the market, even to the International Space Station. I have an amazing wife and two children under five. Why detox? I was curious. I just wanted to experience what would happen if I applied all my faculties to genuinely live the healthiest, fullest, and most present life I could. What might it be like? Does the experience of life plateau? Or does it expand further?
I had a lot of lab work done before and after the detox. I picked out three health areas I was interested in making progress hormones, metals, and metabolism. I picked goals. And, three months later—I knocked it out of the park in two areas. It appears things went better in other areas of my life, as I got a promotion. More importantly, I get a much greater sense of connection and camaraderie with my wife and children (priceless). If that wasn’t enough, even stranger—perhaps more extraordinary things started happening—I began collaborating on projects with my favorite authors, business leaders, and heroes. And, curiously, I discovered more time and space in my life. I went from reading a book a month to reading about six books a month. I had more time for spiritual growth and contemplation. All from a detox!?!? Strange. Isn’t it?
I’ve been so convinced TCD was a critical part of those transformations that I’ve been working with individuals facing health challenges and steering them towards TCD to help preserve the best of them. But, for all of us, there is something to be gained from TCD. I dare you to see what happens when you throw yourself into being as full, whole, and healthy as possible. You may find that you get a bucket in return for every drop you give.
A huge thank you to the team Revelation Health.”
“This is my first intermittent fasting for five days.
I no longer experience the brain fog that had been my constant companion.
My gut needs to heal. I am Looking forward to seeing further improvements on True Cellular Detox!!”
“I lost 12 pounds in the first five weeks!
I feel so much better, with more energy, and I haven’t been this weight since high school. Most importantly, I’ve been given hope to regain my health and my family’s health.”
“Been sick for six decades. Thanks to TCD, I started eating food again after only having two foods left I could eat. I feel blessed to have been led to TCD to transform my life. I have great things happening, yet I plan to repeat the program for quite a while until I have optimal health, which I have never had since birth. There is new hope, thanks to this gift! I have a new life starting.”
“I was fully aware that I needed a mercury and aluminum detox but knew about the dangers of stirring up mercury and did not want to do that without appropriate binders. This has been a scientific breakthrough and a well-designed, doable program that really works by removing toxins but is gentle enough because it binds them. I wish this was available, and I could have done this 20 years ago.
Thanks for all your support and this program. It would have definitely been challenging to sort through this and press on when there were symptoms without the support forum. You are very honorable to all the different kinds of questions.
I am definitely feeling better after doing even one Brain phase. However, I plan to continue it for a while. Systemic Formulas seem to agree very much with my body, whereas some other product lines I have tried do not. So again, thank you to the creators of the products! If this program had not been offered when it was (I was aware of the program and wanted to do it). Without support, I would have put it off and probably not made it through it. This was a timely offer for me. I can definitely focus better, plan better, headaches are less, SIBO is better, and I’m in a better mood and have more energy. Praise God for bringing all of this together in one place.
Bless you as lives continue to be changed.”
Although detoxification has become a popular buzzword in the health industry, most detox products found on the shelves of stores across America do not safely or effectively promote detoxification. Our bodies accumulate toxins over the years of life, generally through. In chronic low-level exposures, the cell loses function, as do the body’s natural detox pathways. True cellular detox requires a multi-faceted approach that heals the cell from the ground up so that the body can restore its ability to safely and effectively purge toxins from its storage places.
The 5 R method explores removing the interference of toxins that are entering the body, regenerating the cell membrane, restoring cellular energy, reducing cellular inflammation, and finally re-establishing methylation. By going upstream to the root of the problem, True Cellular Detox can enable the safe and effective elimination of pollutants from the body.
Medical Disclaimer: This article is based upon the opinions of Dr. Daniel Pompa. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Pompa and his associates. This article has been medically reviewed by Dr. Charles Penick, MD for accuracy of the information provided, but Dr. Pompa encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.
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