Root Cause of Disease
“Remove the cause and the effect will cease.”
Root cause. When we do not recognize a different kind of stress in our life (mental, poor diet and low physical activity) our immune system becomes suppressed and it will eventually transfer to disease and physical pain.
“Researchers are trying desperately to find the cause of cancer, but, in reality, it is not caused by just one factor. This is true for other illnesses as well, because of various factors surrounding us – food. water, medicine, lack of exercise, stress, living environment – all intricately influence our bodies and lead to the development of illness” Hiromi Shinya, MD, 2007, www.enzymefactor.com/
Physical signs and symptoms are an indication of how we adapt ourselves to certain environments. Pain is a signal that we are compromising our life. It gives us a sign that it is time to change our perspective, our attitude, diet, and lifestyle. Health is a generous solution life presents to us.
Modern biomedical sciences made tremendous shifts into the new sciences of quantum physics, biophotons, vibrational medicine, and energy psychology. It shows how highly human health and life depend on the environment, genes and their expression.
Figure 1. Consequences of stress
Stress: emotional - nutritional - environmental
We create our lifestyle and health with our minds based on perceptions of the environment.
Stress is one of the major cause or contributing factors to disease. In the life span, people have a variety of different unpleasant situations from minor to substantial irritations.
However, our mind and body have been assaulted not only by emotional stress but by an exponentially increasing number of noxious environmental toxins that we breathe, drink, eat and put on our skin.
The modern era of stress research began in 1956 when a Canadian researcher and endocrinologist Hans Selye (1907-1982) published his book "The Stress of Life.” He described the effect of stress (stimulus) on the human body. Selye called the response by the body the general adaptation syndrome. Selye considered "stress," not only as an emotional impact, but it could be anything from prolonged food deprivation to the exposure body to a foreign substance. His famous and revolutionary concept of stress discovered that hormones stimulated by stress factors participate in the development of many degenerative diseases.
Stress affects the body’s cells. If the stimulus is removed quickly or the reaction to stress is not so strong, cells will still be damaged, but the damage is reversible.
If the stimulus is continued, then the body response must continue to resist its effect. When a state of compensation is reached, cells start to lose nutrients and become exhausted.
Stress impacts the brain's command over the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) that regulates all the bodily unconscious functions (blood vessels, glands, digestion, breathing and more). The sympathetic nervous system is known as "fight or flight" system, the parasympathetic system known as the "rest and digest" system. These two systems cannot simultaneously dominate. Chronic stress decreases all parasympathetic actions and increases sympathetic activity. The consequences of chronic stress are listed in figure 1.
Living cells are highly intelligent complex systems that are constantly making decisions in response to internal and external signals. Our body consists of congruently functioning cells. If someone refuses to adapt to life, changes the function and derangement will be presented as (fig.2):
Our body consists of functioning trillions cells that form tissues and organs. All life begins in the cell, is maintained by the cell and ceases by the cell. Cells are the bricks and mortar from which all living tissues and organs are made. A healthy body is determined by the collective health of each one of its cells. All disease originates at the molecular and cellular level. Each organ has its own function and the same time works in compliance with others. As a part of nature our body works in compliance with environment. Society, environment, traditions is constantly impact on function of our body. The way how we digest environmental triggers determines our inner health.
Figure 2. Disease development steps, Rudolf Virchow,1862
Recent genetic studies show an impact of the environment on people. Environment alters the way our genes express themselves through the epigenetic. Conrad Waddington (1905-1975) is often credited with coining the term epigenetics in 1942. Epigenetics defined as “the study of heritable changes in genome function that occur without a change in DNA sequence”. DNA is the universal genetic material. DNA strands remind the shape of infinity. It is really infinity in n power. DNA contains infinite information.
“I would take a picture of a computer and say that the hard disk is like DNA, and then the programs are like the epigenome. You can access certain information from the hard disk using the programs on the computer” Jörn Walter (Saarland, Germany).
Epigenetics postulates that there is a "second code" of programming on top of our DNA, a code that unlike DNA can change during our lifetimes. In the past half-decade, epigenetics researchers have theorized that our diet, the chemicals we are exposed to and our behavior towards one another can cause changes in the way that our genes are expressed; and some of those changes may even be passed on to future generations.
B. Lipton’s (2008) statement reinforces the realization that our lives are controlled by perceptions of our life experiences, rather than predetermined and unchanging genetic codes. Genes do not make decisions about being turned on or off. They can be thought of as blueprints that provide potentials, and the human body is structured to develop and regenerate itself from gene blueprints.
A healthy lifestyle, controlled emotions, and diet can benefit the way genetics express themselves. It was found that B vitamins are important for the epigenome that marks whether genes should be turned on or off.
Now, having a simple knowledge of how environmental communication affects genetical alteration, one should be aware of his behavior. Emotional attacks, if it’s happened over and over again, pierce your chromosomes as a sewing pin. These pierced chromosomes can initiate your health problems and can be passed to the next generation.
Hereditary information saved on DNA passed on generation after generation. When compare two notions of FATE and DESTINY, it is unambiguous that unchangeable DNA represents FATE and epigenetic can be considered as a DESTINY.
Epigenetics that is “control above genetics” rules a person’s destiny. By contemplating our behavior and lifestyle changes we could command dominant genes responsible for development of many diseases to lie dormant; and at the same time the genes that determine health, peacefulness, happiness, and emotional adaptation can be activated and passed to a next generation.