1. It’s here! A review and summary of
this month’s don’t miss headlines: September Top Reads 2011!
2. Naturopathic Philosophy Highlight Fun
Fact: It’s all about the Terrain! (Flu, Cancer, and you….see below)
on NEXT WEEK’s Health Forum
4. Updated Link Resources on my
5. Radio For Your Body-Mind-Soul: Shift Happens! with Robert Holden
6. Dr. Oz’s Sharecare
week: Get my take on the new Slimming Tea for Weight Loss
It’s All About Terrain, Not Killing
Highlight on Flu: Tis the Terrain, not
the Antimicrobial Sanitizer!
Exposure to influenza viruses is
necessary, but not sufficient, for healthy human hosts to develop symptomatic
illness. The host response is an important determinant of disease progression. In order to delineate host molecular
responses that differentiate symptomatic and asymptomatic Influenza A
infection, we inoculated 17 healthy adults with live influenza (H3N2/Wisconsin)
and examined changes in host peripheral blood gene expression at 16 timepoints
over 132 hours. Here we present distinct transcriptional dynamics of host
responses unique to asymptomatic and symptomatic infections. We show that symptomatic
hosts invoke, simultaneously, multiple pattern recognition receptors-mediated
antiviral and inflammatory responses that may relate to virus-induced oxidative
stress. In contrast, asymptomatic subjects tightly regulate these responses and
exhibit elevated expression of genes that function in antioxidant responses and
cell-mediated responses. We reveal an ab initio molecular signature that
strongly correlates to symptomatic clinical disease and biomarkers whose
expression patterns best discriminate early from late phases of infection. Our results establish a temporal pattern of
host molecular responses that differentiates symptomatic from asymptomatic
infections and reveals an asymptomatic host-unique non-passive response
signature, suggesting novel putative molecular targets for both prognostic
assessment and ameliorative therapeutic intervention in seasonal and pandemic
TRANSLATION: Two people are exposed to the same virus, 1
gets sick, the other doesn’t, why? The health of the body’s terrain, or immune
system prior to exposure! If you have a healthy gut, and give the body the
proper nutrition, all the bugs in the world can come at you, and you’re like
Iron Man in his protective suit (Iron Man 1).
Temporal Dynamics of Host Molecular Responses Differentiate Symptomatic and
Asymptomatic Influenza A. PLoS. August 2011.
In 1931 the Nobel Prize was awarded to German researcher Dr. Otto
Warburg, who first discovered that cancer cells have a fundamentally different
energy metabolism compared to healthy cells. Malignant tumors tend to use a
process where glucose is used as a fuel by the cancer cells, creating lactic
acid as a byproduct. The large amount of lactic acid produced by this
fermentation of glucose from cancer cells is then transported to your liver.
This conversion of glucose to lactic acid generates a lower, more
acidic pH in cancerous tissues as well as overall physical fatigue from lactic
This is a very inefficient pathway for energy metabolism, which
extracts only about 5 percent of the available energy in your food supply. In
simplistic terms, the cancer is “wasting” energy, which leads you to
become both tired and undernourished, and as the vicious cycle continues, will
lead to the body wasting so many cancer patients experience.
Additionally, carbohydrates from glucose and sucrose significantly
decreases the capacity of neutrophils to do their job. Neutrophils are a type
of white blood cell that help cells to envelop and destroy invaders, such as
cancer. Meanwhile, fructose appears to be preferred by cancer cells for cell
division, which contributes to its growth and spreading throughout your body.
Even though the theory that sugar feeds cancer was born nearly 80 years ago,
most conventional cancer programs STILL do not adequately address diet and the
need to avoid sugars and fructose if you have cancer.
Translation: Sugar=compromised insulin-hormonal
issues + decreased ph + oxidative stress + liver conversion of fatty acids
compromised=risk for cells not knowing when to stop dividing due to DNA
damage=cancer (if not addressed)
Mercola, J. Is this Simple Sugar a Major Factor in the
Failure of the War on Cancer? September 29, 2011. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/29/is-
OCTOBER 6th: Health Forum
Information on NEXT WEEK’s Health Forum found here
Updated Link Resources on my homepage
Fish & Mercury
Radio For Your Body-Mind-Soul: Shift Happens!
…with Robert Holden
Join the Hay House Book Club this month as we chat about Dr.
Robert Holden’s book Shift Happens! Robert share his
powerful mix of principles and exercises from his private coaching practice
that can help create real breakthroughs
Sharecare: view my answers here.