The Gene Cancer Myth

Extensive scientific research in the field of cell biology over the past decade has already proven that genes do not cause disease, but are in fact influenced and altered by changes in the environment from the first moments in the womb to the final moments of a person’s adult life. Cell biologists now recognize that the conditions and occurrences of the external environment and internal physiology, and more importantly our perception of the environment, directly control the activity of our genes.

In this sense, a gene type involved in normal cell growth, an oncogene, can be altered by its environment, the cell’s internal terrain and environment, to contribute to the uncontrolled growth of a tumor. Oncogenes affect the way cells use energy and reproduce. For example, in some cancers, the ras gene (an oncogene) mutates and produces a protein that stimulates cells to divide prematurely. It’s important to understand that genes don’t mutate because they get bored of being “normal” or because they want to become malignant. Rather, they are left with no choice but to mutate, allowing them to survive a hostile, toxic “tumor environment” created by factors other than genetic. A tumor milieu, a low-oxygen and highly acidic cell environment, is the ideal medium to promote the growth of cancer cells and the microorganisms found in cancer tumors.

As hard as that is to accept, defective genes cannot be the cause of cancer. It is a fact that millions of people with defective genes will never develop the diseases that these defects are designed to cause. You can actually remove the nucleus of a cancer cell, and yet for several weeks or months the cell will live and behave just as abnormally as before. “Silencing” is the word used to describe a process by which environment and behavior regulate gene expression and environmental switches activate cancer. Genes comprise a complex blueprint that constantly adapts to external changes or influences.

Genetic blueprints are incapable of causing or perpetuating disease. If this were the case, once you remove the genes that are contained in the cell’s nucleus from the cell, the cell would malfunction or die. To reiterate, a healthy cell goes on living normally for weeks, even if the genes aren’t there. The sole activity of your DNA is to make a copy (RNA) of itself and use that copy (of the genetic code) to produce the many different proteins needed for the many functions and processes in the body . To understand what cancer really is, we need to understand this important fact: The blueprint (the cell’s genetic code) changes abnormally only when the information being fed to the cell about its external environment is a continuous stress response evoke within the cell. What does that mean in practice?

Every cell in the body is capable of producing adrenaline and other stress hormones, and this happens when you are faced with an external or internal threat that requires a “fight-or-flight” response. The threat could come from any number of influences such as food additives like aspartame and MSG? an antibiotic or a steroid? crossing a busy highway? the fear of facing an angry spouse or authority figure? or a deep sense of insecurity.

Under the influence of the released stress hormones, normal cell functions are undermined. In fact, the genetic blueprint (DNA) receives distorted information, which in turn changes the genetic behavior of the cell. Consequently, DNA production of natural chemicals, such as the anti-cancer drug interleukin II and the anti-viral drug interferon, immediately and significantly begins to decline. Cell health and defenses are seriously compromised when the threat or stress lasts for more than a few minutes or hours. (This type of stress is a daily reality for millions of people in today’s world.) Cells cannot perform their normal tasks when they are “under siege” for days, months, or even years.

Allopathic medicine has a name for this normal response of cells to prolonged stress: “chronic disease”.

When the body is ingesting a harmful drug (all drugs contain toxins and are therefore harmful to cells) or such stressors as constant negative thoughts, feelings, emotions or behaviors, inadequate diet, insufficient sleep, lack of sun exposure, dehydration or toxins, it will changing the behavior of all of its 60-100 trillion cells. Cancer develops when the cellular balance is threatened and the cell has to resort to more extreme defensive or protective measures. The weakest cells are affected first. Genetic mutation from a normal cell to a cancer cell is merely a normal survival response to a threat that prevents the cell from performing its job according to the body’s original genetic blueprint.

The possibility that cancer is a survival mechanism has never been considered in the past and is not part of the cancer discussion today. This had and still has fatal consequences.

Not so long ago, experienced scientists believed that the earth was flat and stationary. Eventually, they saw with their own eyes that the sun “fall” from the horizon each evening and “rose” again each morning, albeit on the opposite side. This indisputable “truth” was difficult to eradicate because it was a phenomenon witnessed by the masses every day. They knew perfectly well that all of nature depended on sunrise and sunset, the cycles of day and night. They did not realize that what their eyes saw so clearly was not what was actually happening.

Today we just smile at such a notion of ignorance. Yet when it comes to modern disease and cancer in particular, we live by the same old myths that have been passed down to us from generation to generation. Don’t we also fall into the trap of blindly believing what other people have accepted as their subjective, personal truth? “But today it’s different,” you may argue, “because we have objective, verifiable scientific research to prove what’s real and what’s not.” I guess I have to disappoint you here.

First, almost all scientific research studies are actually based on the subjective ideas, feelings, and thoughts of the scientist conducting the experiment. Second, research is exposed to an almost infinite number of possible and often highly variable influences that can alter the outcome of the experiment in several unpredictable ways. Third, science rarely finds anything it didn’t expect. Researchers tend to research something they think is worth investigating. The purpose of their research is simply to fulfill the expectations they already have of the outcome of the experiment. If you look for something that you subjectively expect to be true, you’re likely to find objective evidence to support your assumption.

When genetic scientists proposed that genes control the body and behavior, they developed the Human Genome Project to prove this very hypothesis. These scientists, who were paid by the drug companies, had only one major goal: to fulfill the expectations of the big drug conglomerate in order to patent genes for new, expensive “breakthrough” treatments that would generate vast amounts of wealth. Nowhere do they mention the proven biomedical fact that genes control nothing. The sole function and purpose of genes is to reproduce cells. How genes do this depends largely on you and what you are exposing yourself to. In fact, all of the genes in your body are controlled by the cell’s environment and its influences, including your personal perceptions and beliefs.

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