The Roles of Inflammation, Gene Amplification and Cell Adaptation in Cancer and Other Degenerative Diseases
How Your Body Adapts to Health or Disease
The laws of natural health begin with the principle that all living things, both plants and animals, all conform and adapt to their surroundings. As humans our five sensory systems, (sound-smell-taste-touch-sight) and thoughts are the ways we adapt to our surroundings.
Every toxin in our bodies, every nutritional deficiency, and every bit of stress or anger has a harmful effect on us; while everything nourishing and calming has a beneficial effect via our sensory systems and thoughts. Scientifically this is called our context. Our bodies will adapt to everything in and around us, and our existence depends on this ability to adapt.
Think about how a plant’s health is determined by its context. There must be adequate sun, water, temperature; nutrients in the soil, the pH of the soil must be in the proper range, there must be room for its roots and foliage for the plants to thrive.
When the context is right, plants are not bothered by diseases or insect pests. Botanists have recently discovered that insects will only eat diseased plants, (even though visually they may look healthy.)
All living things have a specific ideal context in which to live. To make this very simple: Every disease (in plants, animals, and humans) is caused by two conditions in their context:
- Something that should be there and isn’t (a positive supported environment)
- Something that shouldn’t be there and is (a negative environment), toxins, nutrient deficient, low self esteem, negative thoughts, lack of relaxing stimulation, a damaged sensory systems.
In our bodies, the symptoms of every disease are the results of the immune system’s attempt to adapt to the context using, hormones; peptides from the glands, organs that eliminate and assimilate, and the nervous system, which is created from available nutrients of air, water, and foods we consume and organized by the brain and DNA.
To comprehend this process, it’s absolutely critical to understand the differences between treating symptoms and treating the cause. A symptom is like oil light on your car that goes on when your oil level is low. The cause, of course, of that light going on is an insufficient amount of oil for the engine to operate safely. The light warns you to take action to prevent engine failure. Treating the symptom (by cutting the wires to the oil light) in no way solves your problem, and in the same way, treating symptoms in your body can not solve your health problems. In both cases you must treat the cause.
Strictly speaking, treating the symptoms is called Allopathic (medical science) approach, and treating the causes is called a Naturopathic (all natural, holistic) approach.
Inflammation is Not a Disease (communication)
Inflammation is always a very important part of the healing process, but more often than not it’s labeled a disease, as in the case of arthritis. Inflammation is the result of your immune system sending fluids to an area of injury to bring healing. That’s why inflammation is a part of all chronic progressive degenerative diseases; the body is trying to heal. But as you will see, inflammation is communication not the enemy, it’s the helper.
Most of the attempts to “control” disease are focused on shutting down the healing responses (like the inflammatory process) rather than eliminating the cause. The allopathic (medical) approach undermines all hopes of healing while giving the appearance of success because, for example, the pain is taken away.
All allopathic drugs have a two-phased effect: the first phase, how it affects the body. The second phase, how the body adapts to the drug. This cellular adaptation is exactly the reason why drugs can’t heal. While it may seem to make sense to shut off the inflammatory process, the anti-inflammatory drugs are shutting down the immune system.
Here’s the problem: there is a condition causing inflammation and unless you find the cause and address it, guaranteed; there will be continuous degeneration and a downward spiral leading to death– and if you shut down your immune system your body will have no ability to reverse it.
(All degenerative diseases are chronic and progressive, meaning your body is deteriorating continuously and progressively faster as your body deteriorates. Degenerative disease cannot stop until the (cause is removed.)
So phase one of the drug is to reduce inflammation. The second phase is for the body to adapt to the new context, by creating more inflammation. The results are stronger and stronger drugs and higher dosages are required to keep the “disease” “under control”. This resistance is called adaptation and will be addressed later in this article.
(In addition to this resistance, medications create problems of their own by creating side effects [blocking enzyme production that are vital for tissue to survival] additional medications are needed--which in turn will create their inflammation and a need for more drugs—with more problems.)
No one, including the Doctor has any idea what a drug is doing to the chemistry, (except thru trial and error) if this one does not work lets try this one. The patient him - or herself knows they just don’t feel right, that they are (sick, tired, dizzy, low productivity, depressed, and the list goes on.).
Drugs Don't Heal
I’ll never argue with the fact that prescription drugs keep people alive, but they absolutely don’t heal… they take over and eliminate the body’s ability to communicate naturally and heal itself. Cellular adaptation is the reason why. And whether you want to believe it or not, there has never been a drug that healed anyone of any disease. According to literature distributed by the drug companies, it's a given that every prescription medication has harmful side effects. The same way, it’s been documented that synthetic vitamins (as opposed to the nutrients in food) shorten the lifespan of those who take them.
Damaged cells release chemicals that activate the inflammatory process-- peptides, histamine, bradykinin, proteolytic enzymes, prostaglandins, leukotrienes, etc. These substances initiate the healing process, but more importantly they signal the rest of the body that there’s a problem, so the body can prioritize its resources to the healing process.
There’s always a reason for every symptom; you can’t underestimate the intelligence of the body. If you have inflammation it’s because you need to heal; if you have high blood pressure, it’s because you need more pressure to push blood through the circulatory system to supply the cells with oxygen so they won’t die or mutate.
The problem is, sometimes the body’s healing responses create problems of their own. For example, inflammation can push the bones out of joint and cause extreme pain; or elevated blood pressure can lead to a heart attack or a ruptured artery, and in these cases you may need to use prescription medications (at least temporarily.) If you were able to analyze the symptoms and address the cause, you could eliminate the danger without drugs.
The key to understanding the healing process is to help body’s wisdom, (DNA) to communicate better to other cells DNA. While taking steps to remove the toxins or stress and reverse the deficiencies causing the problem. The body DNA knows what it’s doing, but there’s a part we’re responsible for. We need to address the cause thru understanding our body and finding new ways to help ourselves to adapt to our stressful issues in life.
Cells have much more intelligence than we ever
thought possible. (DNA)
The organization of the brain and nervous system was once thought to be accomplished through neurotransmitters (such as serotonin and dopamine) hormones, (like adrenaline and cortisol), and enzymes. Today, we know that it is infinitely more complex. As I’ve already mentioned, there are numerous chemicals manufactured by the cells that facilitate communication with the brain and with all other cells DNA. Dr. Steve Henricksen, senior staff scientist at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California states, “We used to think the brain was like a computer. Now we think each separate cell DNA is like a computer. And one single cell DNA is like the whole brain!” All cells have the same DNA, interesting. This is how the cells can communicate and understand each other and are able to heal the whole body.
We begin our lives as one cell, with one DNA code; the blueprint for our bodies. That cell divided into two cells, and those two into four, and those four into eight, and so on, until we became adults with over one hundred trillion cells. During the first hours and days the cells replicate themselves very rapidly and use a tremendous amount of energy. The DNA strands with over 120 thousand individual genes at the end of our lives remain exactly the same as that first cell. What’s more, our immune system will destroy any cell that does not have this exact code. So, when there are no interferences (toxins, stress or nutrient deficiencies) and when our body’s systems are working properly, every cell DNA in our body knows what every other cell should be doing and if there’s anything wrong, anywhere in the body, DNA will take steps to correct it.
It’s remained a mystery to scientists to this day how the cells, though they all have exactly the same DNA, at some point become different from each other and form organs, blood, skin, and bones, etc. This is called cell differentiation. Not only do the cells differentiate, but they also arrange themselves precisely in the body so that every person has virtually the same immune system, organs and arteries, etc. basically in the same position. It is not something that happens by chance. There’s a super dup err-intelligence orchestrating it, a gift from our creator.
Differentiation -- how the body forms cells of many kinds even though they all have the same DNA code
Cells have the exact same DNA, but somehow form cells of many kinds. This isn’t mutation, it’s differentiation and it’s a matter of gene amplification and the expression of a specific part of the DNA code that turns a cell with absolutely no function (other than to divide) into a highly specialized cell (such as a skin cell or a cell that makes up your heart). Now let’s turn our attention for a moment to what we thought we knew about cancer.
According to conventional medical theory, cancer begins with a single cell whose DNA code has become mutated through free radical damage or injury causing the cell to multiply out of control. When the cell multiplies, the new cells created have the same faulty genetic code and their growth destroys the body’s normal functions—all the while using a tremendous share of nutritional resources to fuel its massive growth. The person is basically starved to death at the cellular level. That’s how cancer kills.
Gene Amplification and Suppression
Gene amplification is the process of a cell making more of a particular gene or group of genes. This is how all living plants and animals adapt to their environment. If there is a toxin or stress factors in their environment, the cell DNA is able to amplify the genes that resist that toxin. Cells DNA can also suppress genes that can have an undesirable effect. For example, there are cancer producing genes called (oncogenes) that everyone has, but everyone doesn’t get cancer because the genes are suppressed.
So, gene amplification and suppression assures survival to the organism… But this is also why certain inherited genetic diseases will show up later in life. Whatever was suppressing the disease causing gene was taken away and caused that particular gene to be expressed and amplified.
Gene amplification occurs in all living organisms and it’s the process by which bacteria resist antibiotics. You probably have heard about “super bugs” which are bacteria that can’t be killed off with antibiotics. These bugs were created by the overuse of antibiotics and antibacterial cleaners. These are the kind you will most likely pick up after a stay at the hospital.
Cells of all living things (including bacteria) amplify resisting genes when they’re exposed to repeated doses of toxins, but not when they’re exposed to a large single dose. When cells first experience toxins, they undergo a temporary gene amplification that reverses itself when the toxin is removed, but when exposed multiple times, they undergo gene amplification that persists even after the toxin is removed.
While cell adaptation is a survival mechanism it should not lull you into a sense of security. There is a lot of cellular destruction from exposure of toxins that cause mutation to a cell, known as the free radicals. This theory has not been thrown out the door. The contextual principle of cancer (oncogenes) is in addition to the free radical principle.
Whenever our cells are exposed to toxins, remember that there is a two phased reaction in the body, the first being the effect it has upon the cells and second the cellular adaptation (resistance to the toxin). Sometimes the first effect will kill the cells outright before the cells have a chance to adapt. However, when the healing agent (drug) is the toxin there will be a resistance to the effect of the drug. The drug becomes ineffective, and adds stress to an already toxic system.
Contextual Organizing Fields
As we’ve already seen we began as a single cell that divided, then re-divided, again and again. In the process, we became trillions of cells, all of our cells have the same genes as the original, yet they do many different things. The differences obviously can’t depend on the genes since the genes in every cell are the same. Cells have differing functions because of which genes get expressed, and that is determined by the cell’s context, in which it lives in.
Research has shown, for example, up to a certain point in an embryo’s development, a liver cell transplanted to the heart becomes a heart cell, and vice versa. This has led scientists to talk about organizing fields, or (contexts), which organize a cell’s functions.
When the organizing field is strong, the cell develops specifically and is perfectly suited to assume the function for which it was designed. When the organizing field is weak, the cell develops rapidly, without direction. The cell’s purpose and development then becomes disorganized.
There are organized fields in the body, (chemically/electromagnetic) in nature. These fields are similar to the induction field created by passing an electric current through a wire. The body’s (chemical/electromagnetic field) has an organizing influence upon living tissue. A balanced strong mineral content in the body is the foundation of this chemical/electromagnetic field.
To show how this works, for example, some lizards are able to regenerate their tails after loss. The organizing field changes undifferentiated cells into muscle, nerve, bone and skin cells. If the organizing field is disrupted by exposing them to an outside electromagnetic field, the tail can’t regenerate and a scar forms instead.
It takes all components of an organizing field for regeneration. There’s an exact point on the lizard where the organizing field begins. When scientists planted a tumor cell on the tail side of that point, it transformed into a normal tail cell. When they are transplanted on the body side of that point it remained a tumor cell and multiplied without direction.
It was always assumed that adult mammals didn’t have organizing fields. The scientists knew it existed in mammal embryos, and they thought it guided development before birth but not adaptation after it. We now know that organizing fields operate in adults as well. We know, for example, that up to 90% of the liver can be surgically removed and it can grow back to the same size and shape.
Cells Lose Control in a Weak Context
As you can see cell DNA context, need two things to work right: 1) balance of minerals which create fluid flow, and hydration. 2) A balanced strong chemical/electromagnetic field to keep things organized. Even healthy genes will not express themselves normally if the context is not supported.
For example, when scientists take healthy cells from the body and culture them in a dish, the cells stop doing what they did in the body and begin to multiply out of control just like cancer cells.
Cells DNA have markers, (communicators) that tell them where they came from. Some of those markers start to disappear instantly; some last two days; some five days, some eight. After ten days or so, the cells no longer bear signs of what their function in the body might have been.
The same changes that take place in these cultured cells are the very ones that turn normal cells into cancer cells. Cancer theorists blame them on mutations or genetic accidents. Yet they happen here with only as a change in context. If you change cell context you will stop cell to cell DNA communication and the cells ability to organize themselves.
All this directly contradicts medicine’s assumption that cancer cells have damaged or cells that have mutated genes. The same changes occur both in cancer cells within the body, and in normal cells that are separated from the body and cultured in a dish. What these two kinds of cells have in common, unbalanced mineral foundation and a weak chemical/electromagnetic field, which equals = disorganized context.
Delay Can Make Disorder Permanent
In fact, when scientists take these cultured cells from their dishes and return them to their normal healthy context within the body they become normal, healthy cells. They regain their ability to communicate, they begin to create their proper chemicals exchange, and they resume harmonious relationship to the cells around them. Cancer cells taken from a cancerous animal and placed in the body of a healthy animal also return to normal.
This happens only up to a point; after a period of time in the disorganized context, the cell’s adaptations to it become permanent. Researchers found that the cells quickly lose their capacities for making their specific products when dispersed, but quickly regain them when they are packed together again. If kept in a disorganized state for more than ten days, however, re-association fails to restore their function.
With this background of information, let’s consider what chemotherapy does. Chemotherapy is toxic. Its purpose is to kill cells. Doctors treat people with the hope that chemotherapy will kill cancer cells and leave normal cells alone. But if cancer cells are normal cells whose context is disorganized, can you see how hopeless that aspiration is, particularly since chemotherapy simply adds one more toxin to an already unorganized field or weak context.
In fact, cells react to chemotherapy exactly as they react to any other toxin: by resisting it. And they resist chemotherapy through the very process of gene amplification. So while chemotherapy seeks to destroy cancer cells, only some of the cancer cells are killed. The cancer cells not destroyed respond by amplifying their genes to become more strongly cancerous!
These cancer cells are resisting. As doctors seek to kill them, they seek to stay alive… and they become stronger for doing so. The surviving cancer cells divide and the daughter cells have the same resistance and cannot be killed by chemotherapy. The tragic reality is that these cancer treatments convert weak tumors into more lethal forms.
Our enemy in cancer is not the cells, but the context that was created for them. Chemotherapy simply pollutes an already disorganized context, which only makes the problem worse.
To understand with clarity, that inflammation is a means for us to look at ones health and stop causing inflammation thru creating the proper context for our cells to live in, without delay. The cells DNA can communicate with each other and heal the body if they can adapt to their surroundings, by specific holistic therapies and lifestyle changes.
The beginning of this article it was stated that all living things plants, animals and humans adapt to their surroundings. Humans have five sensory system, and intelligence (thought), to help them adapt. As humans how we use our thoughts and sensory systems, will determine the context and the outcome of our overall health and productivity. Reduce all forms of toxic inflammatory stress, and improve the context in which our cells DNA have to survive in.
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