Cell Activation program is the result of the dream of Dr. Jolly Thomson and years of effort of her associates to shape the ideas to achieve a practical solution for preventing and reversing lifestyle diseases and make healthcare safer, economic, sustainable and more patient centric.
Dr. Jolly Thomson’ M.B.B.S, D.G.O, M.D, (O&G) ambition to become a doctor stemmed from the sufferings of her eldest sister who was diabetic. After her M.D from the prestigious Govt. Medical College Trivandrum in 1993 she underwent training in the latest technologies of the time like, microsurgery, laparoscopy, painless labour and ART procedures. Challenges she faced while practicing as an infertility specialist and gynecologist added inspiration in the development of Cell Activation Programme. Dr Jolly realized the greatest obstacle in the treatment of infertility and complications in pregnancy were issues related to the couple's lifestyle. One of the most obvious causes was abdominal obesity.
The main challenge of correcting weight was getting all the essential nutrients as per RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance). It is almost impossible to get sufficient nutrients from a low calorie (less than 1000 kcal) natural diet. Even worse was the mental stress of dieting. If dietary supplements were prescribed these were causing further problems as they contained a large number of additives of no nutritional value. The patient's immune system was also greatly affected by nutrition. Dr. Jolly took up the challenge to make a low calorie pro-immunity food with nutrients in optimal proportion without additives for texture, colours, preservatives or flavors.
Similarly when she studied the action of modern drugs in the treatment of lifestyle diseases she noticed that a critical aspect was in manipulating essential fatty acid(LA and ALA) metabolism in the body. For example the commonly used drug aspirin ( an anti inflammatory medication) used for pain relief, prevention of clot formation in heart disease patients, prevention of first trimester abortion and pregnancy induced hypertension acts by blocking the pro inflammatory omega 6 fatty acid metabolism. Unfortunately this drug blocks the omega 3 anti inflammatory metabolism which is the self healing capacity of our body. This is repeated for many lifestyle diseases.
The solution to this crucial challenge of enabling to the fullest extent the body’s self healing capacity in a practical and simple way is one of the unique strengths of Cell Activation Program.What started with creating the best health for conceiving a child was found to be the best for all stages of the individual’s life.
Dr. Jolly’s major observations related to modern lifestyle and its connection with lifestyle diseases and their treatment include:
- Change in the omega 3 to 6 fatty acid ratio in modern food. For optimal health the ratio should be around 1:1 and currently the range is from 1:10 to 1:40.
- Change in sodium to potassium ratio in modern food. For optimal health the ratio should be around 1:3 and currently the range is from 1:1 to 3:1
- Modern diet is deficient in many nutrients especially dietary fibre, vitamin D and omega 3 fat.
- Nutritionally unimportant substances entering the body via food, drinks and cosmetics(through scalp, skin and nose) increases the burden on our immune system and excretory organs.
- When an injury, microbial infection or toxic exposure occurs, pro inflammatory omega 6 immune mechanism gets stimulated to stop bleeding, to eliminate the microbes or toxic agents from the body.
- Many drugs currently in use in modern medicine are targeted to act on the pathway of omega 6 essential fatty acid derivatives to reduce inflammatory reaction in the diseased organ.
- Most of the side effects of the medications are arising due to the drugs action on areas other than the target organ for which that drug is an offensive object. Example a drug targeted to act on joints produces asthma by action on the lungs or depression by action on the brain.
- Drugs targeted to act on omega 6 pathway to reduce inflammation will simultaneously block the omega 3 pathway and negatively affect the body's healing process.
- Surgical procedures, injuries or toxic exposure all induce inflammation through omega 6 pathway while healing occurs by omega 3 pathway.
- Healing and health of the body depends on the balance of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids balance(ratio) in the body.
- High calorie diet along with low physical activity of modern lifestyle lead to an increase in fat mass, reduction in lean mass (muscle and bone) and alters the lean mass to fat mass ratio leading to derailment of metabolic, hormonal and immune functions.
Relating the above observations with clinical practice Dr.Jolly postulated that the basic requirements for optimal health include:
- Ensure that the body gets all the nutrients in correct proportion.
- Keep the omega 3 to 6 ratio around 1:1 in the diet and at cellular level in the body.
- Keep the body’s fat mass to lean mass ratio around 1:4.
- Minimise the exposure of body to toxins (nutritionally unimportant substances including medicines) through food, cosmetics, perfumes, other chemicals of daily use and air and water pollution.
Inspired by the above understanding and the words of Hippocrates, father of modern medicine (“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease”) Dr.Jolly tried to find a safe and comprehensive solution for the rapidly increasing health care challenge due to aberrant lifestyle.
The focus was to develop:
- Ready to eat low calorie food (650 kcal) with all nutrients as per RDA along with high content omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acid and omega 3 to 6 ratio 1:1 without added colours, preservatives or taste makers.
- Cooking and table salt with sodium to potassium ratio 1:3 without added colours, preservatives or taste makers.
- Ready to take drink with sodium to potassium ratio 1:3 without added colour, preservatives or taste makers.
- Cooking oil with omega 3 to 6 fatty acid ratio 1:1 containing sufficient antioxidants to protect the unstable double bonds of omega 3 and 6 fat on storage and after absorption into the body.
- Body care products containing only nutrients without preservatives or mineral oils.
- A convenient exercise/ physical activity protocol which can stimulate all 30 to 70 trillion cells in human body.
Years of commitment and hard work of Dr. Jolly Thomson and her team finally came true in the form of Cell ActivationTreatment(CAT) Program and the Life Care Centre for prevention, treatment and reversal of lifestyle diseases. Now with Cell Activation practice it is possible to get a better understanding and control over health, reduce the risks associated with medicines and surgery, help prevent discomfort, pain and inconvenience associated with illness and hospitalisation. Above all, slow down aging and even reverse the premature aging and keep the metabolic age below chronological age.