The origin of Cellulogy dates back to the 1920s.
Pierre Delbet, eminent member of the National Academy of Medicine in Paris, researcher, professor, and forerunner in the fight against cancer, discovered that a combination of nutrients, while having no direct effect on viruses or bacteria, when metabolized by cells in the body, protected them, and restored the abilities of the immune system to defend the body against bacteria and viruses. Delbet named this process ‘cytophilaxie’. Ninety-three years later, Yvan Erbs, President of the Institut Pierre Delbet, renamed the process ‘Cellulogy’.
Professor Pierre Delbet demonstrated the relationship between micronutrient deficiency and incidence of cancer. In 1944, in his book ‘Politique Préventive du Cancer’, he wrote about the massive dietary magnesium deficiencies among people in developed countries, and the impact of these deficiencies on public health. Sixty years later, in 2002, the French SU.VI.MAX study confirmed Professor Delbet’s claims.
Pierre Delbet dedicated his life to the development of a new definition of health. This definition involves accepting that the body’s cells possess important health capabilities; that this know-how allows the effective prevention, at little cost, of most diseases; and that the systematic use of laboratory-created molecules should be avoided. At a time when no-one is able to stop the global spread of multiple pandemics, when bacteria are becoming more and more resistant, or when health related spending is becoming unsustainable, the appropriateness of this definition makes perfect sense. It is in the steps of this visionary man that the Institut Pierre Delbet is forging a new path to health – ‘Cellulogy’.
Cellulogy defines health as cellular competence. Indeed, since their first appearance on Earth, in order to survive, cells have had to maintain their structure and function. The result of the biochemical processes put in place at that time is called ‘health’, and the cells are at its origin. Even though they are the smallest common denominators of life, they have made us the beneficiaries of their expertise for more than 3.5 billion years. As its objective, cellulogy aims to ensure the prevention, globally, of 70 to 80% of cardio-vascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and depression.