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Tony Vendryes: A new year - a new you

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM
3D renders of two female skeletons one slim and one overweight

The New Year is always an opportunity for new beginnings. Do you know that you are a work in progress? You are a remarkable combination of body, mind, and spirit. You are never stuck in any given situation. You are designed with the amazing ability to heal and change yourself. In a recent article, I described ways for using your mind for healing. Today, let's look at other ways that your body can repair itself.

The human body is composed of tiny units called cells. Cells are the body's building blocks and the actual units of life. Medical science understands that health and disease occur at a cellular level: When your cells are healthy, you are healthy; and if they are sick, you get sick.

It is estimated that the average human body is composed of 70 trillion cells or more; however, your body is never ever stuck in one state. Every moment of every day, old, damaged, unhealthy cells in your body die, and immediately, new ones are created to replace them. In other words, your body is designed by its creator with its own intrinsic capacity to repair, heal, and renew itself. It is estimated that in any one year, your body replaces over 90 per cent of its cells.

But the quality and integrity of the new cells your body creates depend on the nutrients they are provided on a daily basis. You are indeed what you eat. A concept called cellular nutrition is a simple strategy to provide cells with all the nutrients they need for healing and wellness. It puts the wisdom of the body to work. With this approach, the body performs its magic, and you feel the difference.

Medical science has worked out what key nutrients the body needs: protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, botanical factors (herbs), fibre, and water. Nutritional science has the technology to create a simple programme of supplements that delivers cellular nutrition. I am fully convinced that in today's world, taking nutritional supplements is necessary for optimal health, and even conservative authorities like the American Medical Association now agree with me.

Based on ongoing research directed by Dr David Heber at UCLA's Mark Hughes Cellular and Molecular Laboratory, a patented programme of nutritional supplements was successfully used by tens of millions of people all over the world. This is the programme I use myself and recommend to all my patients.



This supplement programme includes three basic items:

- A nutritional shake drink that replaces a meal. This provides the body's cells with all the macronutrients it needs: proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, and fibre. Although there are now many shakes on the market, very few can be designated "a meal replacement shake" as it must first fulfil very stringent nutritional guidelines set by the FDA. The cellular nutrition shake I recommend satisfies those requirements and is a real meal in a convenient drink.

- A multivitamin/mineral tablet that supplies the cells with the full spectrum of micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and vegetable extracts.

- A herbal capsule called Cell Activator that promotes optimal cellular function while protecting the cell from damage. It contains ingredients like aloe vera, medicinal reishi mushrooms, pycnogenol, pomegranate, resveratrol, and alpha lipoic acid. These help the cells absorb and utilise the ingredients in the shake and the multivitamin tablet.



How you take supplements is very important for optimal cellular nutrition. Replacing one regular meal with the shake each day can profoundly affect how your body functions and makes a convenient and nutritious breakfast. It can also be used to lose weight by

replacing two meals with two shakes daily. The impact of the shake can be further amplified with a patented herbal tea blend.

Take your multivitamin and cell activator supplements with each meal three times per day to ensure that your cells get optimal nutrition all the time. The popular one-a-day multivitamin approach, though convenient, is inadequate as the body cannot absorb all the nutrients it requires for the day at one sitting.

People often experience a great shift in energy and well-being soon after starting this programme, but the real long-term benefits are derived from consistent use over several months, so be patient.



As the term 'supplements' implies, they are designed to complement your regular food intake. It is important to eat a nutritious and balanced diet. Pay particular attention to your intake of healthy protein (plant protein, fish, and organic poultry) along with seven to nine servings of vegetables and fruit daily. Set aside time to relax, eat slowly, chew your food well, and eat consciously.

What you drink is also vital for cellular nutrition as about two-thirds of the cell is

composed of water. While clean water is the best choice of liquids, other healthy

beverages include herbal teas (especially green tea), coconut water, fresh vegetables, and fruit juices. Additional water is supplied from water-rich foods like soups, salads and vegetables, and fruit.

- You may email Dr Vendryes at or listen to An Ounce of Prevention on POWER106FM on Fridays at 8:15 p.m. Details of his books and articles are available at