Wednesday, February 02, 2011
one can predict who will get a particular condition in the future, although
there are breed-specific predispositions.
Nor are there just one or two factors that cause any condition—even cancer. Bruce Lipton, a cellular biologist who
published “The Biology of Belief” found in his genetic research that there is
no “genetic cause of cancer.” He
found that cells change the genetic expression of which proteins they make
based on what they are exposed to in their environment. Nutrition, including having digestible
or bio-available amino acids (the building blocks of proteins), vitamins,
minerals, clean air, and safety all play a part in determining which proteins
genes will express.
is important in that feeling unsafe, anxious, being stressed, angry, resentful,
or nervous stimulates the “fight-or-flight” mechanism. This system is the body’s way of
dealing with danger. The body
releases adrenalin and cortisol, or stress-hormones, to quickly prepare the
body to run away or fight to fend off an attacker. This physiologically shunts blood away from the organs of
digestion, maintenance and repair, toward the arms and legs, to run or fight. This diversion also happens in the
brain, so that blood is shunted away from the thinking, rational part of the
cerebral cortex, to the more reactive, “primitive” part of the brain. This means that learning, reasoning,
and relaxation are very difficult for your body in this revved-up state. The body’s maintenance and repair gets
put on hold as well, so that toxins are not released, lactic acid builds up,
and soreness and malaise can result.
through exercise, play, proper rest, quiet, massage, breathing techniques, and
other novel ways help to get the body out of the “fight-or-flight” mode and
back into rejuvenation mode. In
this day and age, we are bombarded with noise from electronics, traffic,
neighbors…smells from cleaning supplies, perfumes, off-gassing carpet and
upholstery, blacktop, car fumes, chlorine in water, heavy metals in vaccines,
seafood and canned foods, toxic chemicals in flame retardants, pesticides, and
herbicides (Roundup is particularly notorious), known carcinogens such as
ethoxyquin, BHA, and BHT as preservatives in food or treats, etc.
that our animals are even more sensitive to these smells, sounds and chemicals
than we are. Also keep in mind
that even if a cleaning product or slug bait, etc is labeled as “natural” or
“non-toxic,” there are a lot of potential allergens or carcinogens that may or
may not be included on the package labels. Companion animals generally have a smaller body size than
humans and have much more contact on their feet and noses with upholstery,
carpets, and blacktop, where potentially harmful chemicals can be lurking. An example is that the flame retardants
used on upholstery have been linked to having a contributory effect towards
hyperthyroidism in cats.
“Preventative medicine for avoiding cancer and degenerative diseases: nutrition and wellness-builders”