(Simplified DNA Explanation)
This is the information that really helped give me a ‘starting base’ to work with and ‘get my head’ around what Cancer is, so that I could first be terrified like everyone else (so pre-warning, understanding this information even at this ‘lower level’ is terrifying), and then change my research focus towards cellular repair, cell understanding, and cell damage prevention & protection, instead of just focusing on individual diseases & symptoms.
I no longer fear Cancer or any disease. Instead I at least understand an important-to-know snippet of an important-to-know system about how my body’s cells replicate at the DNA level, and what can go wrong with that process. I can now appreciate the magnitude and importance of every little thing I can do consciously towards health, that every health conscious decision I take on, accumulates to help protect me from these out-of-control malfunctioning molecules. The learning doesn’t stop here, but it’s the first step in understanding what’s going on, and helps explain why 1 in 2 people will be affected by cancer in some way.
It’s amazing what our cells are trying to achieve in our bodies! Absolutely miraculous what it is constantly doing without our conscious awareness. And it’s unfortunate that we get in the way; that our current lifestyles (filled with cancer-causing pollutants that the body absorbs through air, food, water, or skin) are interrupting our cells, causing DNA malfunction – corrupting vital survival information and causing out-of-control cellular mutation & disease.
Most of us have heard of. Carcinogens are known molecules of chemicals that can cause cancer. And in our modern society there are thousands of things that are known and probably more thousands that are yet unknown carcinogens. And there is plenty we can do to help prevent a lot of these Carcinogens from getting into our cells in the first place, to give us our best chance, and most of it is instinctively obvious, well-known, or very easy to find.
Scientists estimate that as many as one-half of the deaths from cancer in the United States and Europe, could theoretically be prevented.
Firstly, this is how carcinogens affect us at a DNA level:
(Note: If you take your time and don’t skimp, by the end of this page, you will be able to comprehend the above quote with ease).
The over-simplified version of how a carcinogen causes cancer:
Our cells are constantly replicating, each cell replicates approximately 50-80 times before dying to make way for new healthy cells to replicate. In order for our cells to replicate, DNA strands within them are constantly unbinding & re-binding to other molecules, and it’s in that fraction of a moment when a strand is in the process of unbinding & rebinding that our cells are susceptible to carcinogens. A carcinogen can bind/lodge itself ‘in the way’ so that the strands can’t reform.
Our bodies are what they are because healthy DNA strands that contain all the instructions (think of a computer programme) are constantly replicating itself within a cell, then dividing off into 2 cells, and so on… each of the duplicated cells repeat the process; replicating and dividing, replicating and dividing. Healthy cells divide and replicate trillions of times in our body every day and that’s a totally normal and healthy function.
When a cell is no longer able to replicate, the cell is programmed to die (apoptosis), which is also a normal & necessary function of a healthy body. “Cancer” is when a carcinogen interrupts the natural self-replicating process; it causes either the instructions to get damaged or the reforming of the strands not to occur. The unformed DNA strands are programmed to continue to replicate until they are reformed, rendered inert, or die. The carcinogen molecule prevents the reformation of the strands, and the more contaminated we are with carcinogens, the replication process has no end, meaning these “unzipped strands” will replicate indefinitely…
…The unzipped strand will replicate out-of-control – indefinitely. Without reforming to another unzipped molecule, the strand doesn’t have all the “instructions” to know how to kill itself (apoptosis). The full information that these molecules need is contained when “both” strands are reformed, it is effectively “brainless” excepting that it is still programmed to replicate.
In other words, any pollutant that is able to interrupt that important cell replication process, can not only stop the DNA from reforming, but it may also cause the DNA “transfer” of information to become malformed or corrupted. Then these corrupted, mutated cells start replicating more mutant cells. Subsequently, some of our other un-corrupted cells with can sometimes identify these “mutant” cells and miraculously work together to try to repair them, but cancer is the result that happens, when these cells are unable to do so.
That’s my “nutshell version” which I hope helps prepare your understanding for the following version – actually I hope that both together, gives you a solid basis for understanding all of the further cancer research that you do. Sometimes reading the same meanings written by different people can help map it all out to become easier to comprehend.
Below is several extracts – containing a more detailed explanation that really helped me get my head around what is happening at the DNA level; what DNA Double Helix is, what Cancer is, and what the carcinogens can do.
I’ve also embedded the ‘Google Books preview-version’ of the book I took the extracts from: ‘Cancer’s Cause, Cancer’s Cure: The Truth About Cancer, Its Causes, Cures’ by Morton Walker at the end of this post so you can see the DNA images that will help tremendously in getting your head around cancer.
The doctors don’t explain it in a way where we can visualize what is actually happening so it’s hard because it’s actually a difficult thing to comprehend, and with their many years of training on so many different aspects of DNA and cancers and genes and other diseases, that maybe trying to explain their years of training in the limited time they have with patients in a way where we can actually “get it” may seem like an impossible thing to do. But this snippet today will give you enough understanding to ‘visualize’ what is happening so that you have a solid basis to getting a more clearer understanding for further research &/or to help you better understand what your health professional is trying to explain to you.
Source: Cancer’s Cause, Cancer’s Cure: The Truth About Cancer, Its Causes, Cures … By Morton Walker (Medical Journalist)
The book is a must-read and also contains a further 30+ years of condensed research from Dr. Beljanski, that includes 2 botanical extracts: “Rauwolfia vomitoria” & “Pao Pereira” (Geissospermum velosii) that he discovered & tested and is already in-use across Europe which in combination and in highly purified & concentrated forms actually inhibits the replication cycle & induces cell death (and won’t damage healthy cells). This is something that I noticed that most of the scientific studies that I’ve read have been still “searching for”. Even the cancer.gov site & the National Institutes of Health site says that scientists think this is possible and the next step in their research, but they are still trying to discover a solution – I’m wondering why they don’t have Beljanski’s research on there, especially if it’s already been successfully used for 30 years in other countries? Anyway, if I was diagnosed, I’d want to learn all I could about the effectiveness of these botanicals, especially as they can apparently also be used as a preventative.
The following preview contains only about 50 of the 280 pages… kind of like flipping through the book in a library or bookstore; you still get the gist & some useful information, but need to read the whole book to get a full understanding where the research all ties together).
Above: preview version (Google Book’s version) of the book: Cancer’s Cause, Cancer’s Cure: The Truth About Cancer, Its Causes, Cures, and Prevention by Morton Walker.
Back to simply me.
So the most important thing we gleaned from this knowledge aside from getting a basic understanding of what is happening on a DNA level to our cells, is that in order to prevent cancer completely, we need to live in a bubble. And since we can’t live in a bubble, and since we love our modern conveniences, we need to become experts in carcinogens & cell biology, and that our best chance of living a healthy life, free of cancer, is dependent upon us taking steps towards health, either by becoming aware of what we “can do”; what environmental & lifestyle factors cause cancer (carcinogens), and take the necessary steps to adjust our lifestyles accordingly. Or more effectively for the prevention of all modern-day causing diseases, becoming aware of what gives us health and adjusting our lifestyles in the same way. Either way leads towards health. We need to start becoming consciously more aware of what will give our cells the best chance it needs considering a lot of the carcinogens are unavoidable in today’s modern society.
If you learn to prevent cancer, you learn how to protect your cells from other diseases and ailments too. Almost every disease in this modern world was of our own doing and have the same accumulative causes.
I hope this helps though because once you see your whole body as trillions of “smart” cells, each with their own unique function, working together in harmony and intelligently adjusting to help you survive, and what we do consciously & unconsciously to ‘get in the way’ of this “harmonious miraculous” mini-universe, you might wonder at how amazing we all are to have managed to survive this long considering what we do on a daily basis towards making our cells “sick”, and hopefully you will get the motivation to take care of your cells/body better; become “conscious” of doing all you can to help your body thrive because it would be illogical, irresponsible, and possibly deadly to do otherwise.
Our depleted & toxic soils cause cancer & disease, the chemicals we eat/breathe and put on our skin , tobacco smoking , the radiation in our cell towers, smart-meter technology, computers, mobile phones, x-rays , the polluted water we drink, parasites & pathogens living in our bodies, viruses (particularly HPV; the human papillomavirus), bacteria , prolonged exposure to strong sunlight , toxins, heavy metals, dust , excessive amounts of alcohol , pollution , dietary including large amounts of meat & fats , etc.
Basically anything that can interrupt or interfere with the cell replication process can cause cancer, and those very same things can cause other common diseases and ailments (can make your cells sick). All disease is cell disease. All illness is cell sickness. Now that you can visualize the very basics of what is happening for cancer at the DNA-level, I hope it inspires you to research more, and to start taking daily-action towards optimizing your health.
Eat clean food, drink clean water, breathe clean air, avoid toxins, are the easiest to remember and easiest to implement into our daily lives.
Eating clean food used to be most freely available when we had access to them in our own backyards (when we grew our own fruit & vegetables or when we lived “on the land”).
This post is far from complete, but I’m sick of it sitting in my “pending posts” not being of any value to anyone.
- Understanding Cancer – Teachers Guide – http://science.education.nih.gov/ [↩]
- Cancer’s Cause, Cancer’s Cure: The Truth About Cancer, Its Causes, Cures … By Morton Walker [↩]
- Cancer.gov [↩] [↩] [↩] [↩] [↩] [↩] [↩] [↩] [↩] [↩]
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