Phenomenal Solar Non-Eclipse!

A series of unlikely coincidences will lead to a stunning non-eclipse of the Sun today - for the first time in over one thousand, five hundred days.

For, due to reasons astronomers still do not fully understand, during a few moments on April 8th 2014 the nearest star in the galaxy named Milky Way will actually be visible to the naked eye from certain places in the United Kingdom.

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“A” is for aerosol, among other words: these more familiar skies will return very shortly, according to the Royal Society, producer of helpful information on geo-engineering. “The public should not be alarmed,” their spokesman said this morning. “Chemical trails will indeed be visible on all other days of the year.”

Supernatural Intervention, or Science Fact?

On this landmark day, chemical trails laid by unregistered, unmarked white jets not known to the CAA or FAA, not carrying ADS-B (automated dependent surveillance broadcast equipment) and appearing only on military radar screens will briefly cease to criss cross the sky in their usual persistent, elongated orbits leading to almost unprecedented clarity of the atmosphere.

During this rarely witnessed non-eclipse, light rays emitted by a star some 93 million miles distant will be able to enter the Earth’s atmosphere and reach the ground unobstructed by the normal smears of milky white strips of reflective particles sprayed in aerosol form.  Not to mention what’s left of the ozone layer, decimated by several years of chemical spraying. “It is one of the drawbacks of spraying sulfuric acid over the planet,” admitted geoengineer David Keith on the Colbert Report, “but on the other hand, it forces us to acknowledge the situation.  Let’s poke the system and see what happens!”

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“What on Earth is it?” Incredulous residents of Bedford, April 8th 2014.

Unchanged Melody

Members of the public will want to make the most of what might be a once in a lifetime chance to see an actual star, something which, until the geo-engineering advances proposed by ex-weapons physicist and bass player Ken Caldeira and Carnegie Mellon-backed David Keith, was clearly visible throughout mankind’s entire four million year history, with only occasional obstruction by water vapour in the form of airborne clouds.

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Milky waif: schools were closed today throughout Bedfordshire during a startling lack of chemical trails usually appearing every single day of the year regardless of atmospheric conditions – whether dry, wet, freezing. ambient, warm or blisteringly hot – making their momentary disappearance something of a cosmic puzzle

 Skeptic Tanked

But some scholars remained unconvinced that a chemtrail-free non-eclipse could be a genuine event, or even be possible, given NATO’s daily, relentless trashing of the sky – and warned people not to attribute their disappearance to supernatural causes.

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Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana, creator of the album Supernatural, advised followers to remain calm. “During this non-eclipse I will play in the key of Dm,” he said, lighting an incense stick, adjusting his hat to a rakish angle and cranking up his valve-driven Mesa Boogie amp to 12 (Painting: Bobby Wylde)

“There has to be a mistake in the calculations,” warned Professor Stephen Hawking, perhaps the world’s most intelligent scientist and author of the best-selling “A Brief History of Time”. “We should all resist the urge to jump to fantastic conclusions: such situations must have a logical cause, even if at the present incomplete state of our knowledge, we have no idea what they may be.” 

“In any case, the laws of physics would never permit such an unnatural event to last for more than a few moments.  It is my opinion that either NATO temporarily ran out of fuel, or the chemtrails themselves are hidden by surrounding buildings.”

Either way, the general public was guaranteed a phenomenal light show, albeit for only a few brief, euphoric moments.  Observers in MP Nadine Dorries’ chemtrail-laden town of Bedford were incredulous, with all schools closed – and with some experts wondering if it was even safe to venture outside.

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“It is very strange! My great grandparents often told of a golden glowing ball in a deep blue sky. Of course, we laughed – the sky is always milky white, from January to December. Is it a cosmic sign?”

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In all the excitement, don’t get carried away – use smoked glass or a pinhole camera, or hide behind a bush; supervise young children who may find the abnormal situation frightening; keep pets indoors.  A government helpline (0800-CHEMSPRAY) suggested staying in a darkened room to watch TV, and promised that normal spraying would continue first thing tomorrow

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Footnote, April 9th: unregistered jets resumed normal spraying from 05:30, blanketing the sun with thick, milky white haze and calming the residents of Bedford once again. Phew – we all know how dangerous those stars are!

And April 10th – the carnage continues!  (Here’s a timelapse showing how these babies began, and how they looked an hour later)

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April 10th 2014, 11:00 am: NATO sprays +1 hr

 

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The Year of Living Naturally

It’s been twelve months since I was diagnosed with cancer and judging by the reactions of the doctors I seem to have already beaten the odds, which leads me to believe I will in all likelihood continue to do so.

If anyone thinks I flouted medical recommendations out of recklessness, they’d be mistaken.  I refused chemo, radical neck dissection and radiation only because none of them work worth a damn.  Even a Professor in the Harley Street ENT clinic did not, when asked, produce a shred of evidence or any studies that showed they did. Research shows the opposite: chemo contributes barely 2% towards five year survival in America and Australia, and even then, only in very rare cases of cancer, while ruining 100% of the bodies it touches.  And how could it possibly work? With only a static molecule it shaves the tumours at a lumbering, clumsy rate compared to the fast-as-light efforts of those cells to stay alive, while coaxing the surviving parts to become super-tumours, and in the process destroys your own body along with the only mechanism which can protect you.

Maybe people turn to chemo because they don’t want to change anything in their life, or don’t understand the problem, or because of wishful thinking that if someone else tackles it they’ll succeed; despite the chaos having welled up for years from within (cancer cells, being about 12 micron across, will number more than 100,000 in a cubic millimetre. By the time the tumour’s presence can be felt, they will number in their hundreds of millions, or even in the billions) they expect a cure to come from a flamethrower outside.  But we’ve been through all that already, so let’s look at what a person can do for themselves.

Researchers compared every possible diet and found that the most natural was best.  And a study of all deaths in the United States in 1990 showed that only 20,000 were due to drugs, while 800,000 were due to tobacco, a diet of plastics and chemicals, and alcohol.

Amid the clamor, Dr. David Katz is emerging as an iconoclast on the side of reason. At least, that’s how he describes himself. From his throne at Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, where he is a practicing physician and researcher, said sea of popular diet media is the institution against which he rebels.

It’s not that nutrition science is corrupt, just that the empty promises of memetic, of-the-moment diet crazes are themselves junk food. To Katz they are more than annoying and confusing; they are dangerous injustice. (Atlantic.com)

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From Atlantic.com – from a range of diets, the elements producing the most health were natural and plant based

If conditions in my body had created the tumours, only reversing them cold stop the spread, if not dismantle them.  So the first thing I did was get rid of all sugars, processed food, coffee and alcohol in my diet.  This meant, respectively, that the tumours were no longer getting the glucose energy they needed to grow, I was no longer ingesting saturated fat molecules which were slowly suffocating my cells, and I was no longer reducing my (intracellular) pH levels.

I replaced these with juiced vegetables, the Budwig diet, and as much organic produce as I could get.  These steps in turn provided fresh enzymes and raised my pH, started to re-invigorate my cell respiration with healthy unsaturated fat molecules, and no longer had to worry about genetically polluted food loaded with toxins and pesticides.

Changing the habits of a lifetime to turn the body around is bound to take time.  But there are loads of other things a person can do.  Firstly you can drastically reduce the toxins you’re absorbing every day.  Any aftershave or perfume with “fragrance” on the label already has at least 400 chemicals in it which the skin and glands will absorb.

Drinking mineral water instead of tap water means you’re no longer accumulating fluoride – which is not naturally occurring fluoride but a toxic factory waste called either sodium fluoride or hydrofluosilicic acid, which is described as an “unstable, poisonous corrosive”, in your own body.  This stuff is so feared that spillages require hazmat suits, and China pays America to take hundreds of tons of it off their hands.  The Soviets freely admitted following Nazi Germany’s lead in adding it to their concentration camp water, to make the prisoners “docile, subservient, and stupid”.  Trust me, this is not going to help your health!

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Simplified immune system chart. You should see the complicated one!

Changing shampoo from a tar-based (carcinogenic) product to a natural one, and using a fluroide-free toothpaste further reduces the load on the struggling immune system.  Membranes under the tongue dissolve chemicals in the mouth straight to the bloodstream, but the FDA don’t know anything about this!  Because you’re advised not to swallow toothpaste and mouthwash, manufacturers can put whatever they like in it, and that means whatever makes the most money: importing toxic sludge that nobody wants, then selling it to people to wash their mouth out is a capitalist’s dream.  The burning sensation from mouthwash is exactly that – a forest fire of the essential environment in the delicate membranes, carrying the damage straight into the bloodstream, to find its way into the liver and kidneys.

Even dental floss comes with a coat of teflon and petroleum – the last things you want being rubbed into gums or into small cuts made by the floss itself; natural silk floss lasts longer anyway.  Stop using vaseline on your lips, as it’s only a short hop away from gasoline.  How do you think they came up with the name?

Enzymes like bromelain, papain, trypsin and chymotrypsin can be obtained in capsule form, and they gradually chip away at the tough protection around tumours.  Bromelain comes from pineapples, concentrated in the core, and remains potent even as the fruit rots. Papain comes from the papaya fruit and works best at higher temperatures, so is perfect for feeding to the body in papaya tea.  Taken apart from meals, the enzymes are free to find sources of inflammation and congestion and do their thing.  They are the fastest mechanical machines on Earth, performing as many as 30,000 cycles of locking, cutting, and ejection per second.  How did these coffee grinders find their way into the DNA of fruit?

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Superoxide dismutase

In melons there is another enzyme the body makes less of as you grow older: superoxide dismutase.  This machine processes O2 molecules which have been negatively charged by the addition of an extra electron (forming a dangerous “superoxide”) at the absolutely stunning rate of one million superoxides per second.  At first researchers assumed this machine couldn’t work anywhere near that quick since it couldn’t randomly come into contact with that many O2- molecules in a second.  But nature isn’t random, and her technology always exceeds the imagination of man!  They looked closer to investigate the recorded speed of reactions: it turns out the mouth of this marvellous bit of nanotech has electrically charged flaps which attract the superoxides like a vacuum cleaner sucks in dirt – throwing the corrected parts out the other end at an even faster rate.

You’ll never see this kind of technology in the human world because the design is too complicated.  Manmade enzymes copied from natural ones (made different to obtain copyright) work at about 2 reactions per second. Nature holds all the best patents, and inside these machines are sprung, hinged, static and rotating components which require a superhuman understanding of the interactions between thousands of electrically varying surfaces of amino acids all in motion at every instant.  These things self-assemble from a 2-dimensional strip, meaning even 3d printing isn’t new – the ribosome has been doing it for more than three billion years.  Remember that a year ago no engineer in Europe or America was able to make for me a large-size teaching aid of a working hemoglobin molecule despite having the complete assembly plans laid out in front of them, and knowing in advance the electrical properties of each component.  Too complicated, I was told!

The other thing I do is get as much sunshine as possible: something difficult to do when the sun is obscured by NATO chemtrails practically every day.  The sun activates hundreds of genes – vitamin D is only one benefit but it’s a big one, as studies show D can break down fibroid cancers.  And forget about sunscreen – sunscreen itself seems to be causing melanomas after the skin soaks up the strong chemicals and the immune system has yet another battle on its hands.  Just use your own sense of when enough is enough – and maybe wear a hat!

A great find is using coconut oil butter instead of margarine.  One teaspoon of margarine has enough useles, suffocating saturated fat molecules to provide 50,000 of them to every cell in your body.  On the other hand, the coconut (cold pressed, organic only) product has medium chain fatty acids which neurons can also use as a source of energy. It survives heating, so can be used for cooking.  You can’t beat natural technology – all the products are compatible with each other and fully compatible with the human body!  When did you last see a warning on blueberries to consume no more than 10 per day?

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When a giant hand reaches out from the Earth to offer you food, it seems churlish to refuse

Visualisation has been strongly linked to extended survival in cancer patients, and this ties in with the work of Bruce Lipton.  Lipton was a genetic scientist when he found that cells taken from an unwell person and put in a neutral environment actually did very well and exhibited more energetic characteristics.  He theorised that it was the environment created by the individual which was damaging the cell, as there was nothing wrong with the cell itself.

This led him to wonder: where was the brain of the cell?  He was able to show, by removing the entire DNA, that a cell could live just as well without it.  It maintained itself, moved towards food sources, and reacted away from toxins.  He realised the cell’s outer membrane was loaded with sensors designed to pick up given stimuli from the environment and believes it is this array of detectors and their associated interior signalling mechanisms which form the true brain of the cell.  This is why the emotional environment is so critical to recovery, something my father, a hematologist, noticed from his work more than two decades ago.

Dr Joanna Budwig herself noticed her therapies didn’t work on women who remained in abusive marriages.  This alarming idea tells you something important about the roots of disorder in our bodies, and something useful about the immune system – do what makes you happy!  In California the son of the famed Joseph Issels, Christian Issels stared at me over his desk: “when you go back, don’t go back and do the same thing- it’s not working.”  So now I give myself more time for technical projects rather than trying to impress with speed of delivery. People aren’t impressed with speed unless they understand the difficulty of the job, and they can’t be expected to; the faster you deliver, the less people think it’s worth.  There’s no hurry – maybe despite what the doctors say, you’ve got time.

Another thing you can do is get to the gym: after you start imbibing vegetables and dumping processed foods you find yourself with more energy, but if you want to kick start this process, get some Ubiquinol, which is the reduced form of Ubiquinone.  This molecule is produced less by the body as we age, and noticeably so after about 35. It forms part of the electron handling chain within the mitochondria – the mitochondria is the area holding tens of thousands of the astonishing ATP synthase, described elsewhere in this blog.

Rather than getting a kick from coffee which ruins your pH and produces a lethargic and addictive coming down period, go natural.  After exercise, the additional resources the muscles consume mean less to feed the tumour.  Just a change in diet caused me to drop 18kg (about 39 lbs) in 12 months.  Imagine finding you’ve been carrying a bowling ball around for a decade and the difference in wellbeing when you finally put it down!  Following the natural hours of sleep allows the body to heal faster.  I could have said this whole post in one phrase: go natural.  But you want proof!

And only last week I started some yoga lessons – this is great for expanding and stretching the limbs to help the lymphatic system.  The teacher is talented and very patient, the class very accepting of one who has the flexibility of a brick, and room is calm and quiet.  The world stands still for an hour while, amidst like minds, you get to grips with your own self.

Now that’s what I call a prescription!

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It’s a complicated machine – give it what nature intended, and form a research group of one. (David Goodsell, The Machinery of Life)

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It’s incredible that this colossal machine still works at all after half a century of poor diet and food-grade plastics; perhaps we’re lucky to get off with just cancer
(Assembled from David Goodsell’s fantastic The Machinery of Life)

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By the Heroes and Villains

I’ve been in this town so long that back in the city
I’ve been taken for lost and gone
And unknown for a long long time

Heroes and Villains  Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks

February 2014′s Scientific American contains a very interesting article called An Indirect Way to Tame Cancer, also featured on the cover as A New Way to Tame Cancer.  Its authour, Rakesh K Jain, is “a professor of tumour biology, director of the Edwin L Steele Laboratory for Tumour Biology in the radiation oncology department of Massachusets General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine – one of only 20 people ever to have been elected to all three bodies.” (SciAm Feb 2014, p34)

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A new way to tame cancer, made necessary by the new way to prepare food on an industrial scale!

Professor Jain writes that for forty years he’s been analysing cancer from an unusual angle, namely how a tumour’s structural mechanics help it survive, grow, protect it from our defences, and deflect the oncologist’s deadly chemical assaults in a way the rest of our body is sadly unable to.  The unpalateable fact is that tumours have ways to survive chemical attacks that their human hosts lack; though both perish together, at the moment before death the former is flourishing better than ever.

Look at it this way: the tumour cell already figured out how to cope without enough oxygen by converting its machinery to make use of glucose, and knows the best way to survive in that state is to abandon whatever tasks it had in its previous incarnation as part of our body, and focus on staying alive.  What makes us think a lumbering, static chemical is going to stop a group of several billion pirates all using the mind-boggling speeds of cellular machinery to design and assemble pumps which eject the poison and keep their ship afloat?

This is why people look for alternatives – because our heavy-handed chemical attacks on cancer simply don’t work.  Your only hope is the immune system, the only thing those chemicals are succeeding in tearing to pieces.  While it’s being savaged by this barrage of oncological napalm it puts defense of the body on hold, so patients frequently die of an infection a newborn baby would shrug off in its sleep.  A patient, like me, is told that without chemo he will die in a certain number of months.  But this assumes the patient conforms to the pattern observed by the oncologist – who only sees patients adopting chemo.  He does not see the number who are completely unaware they even have a tumour, or those othes who muster their immune system and reinvigorate their cells.

In fact a 2008 Norwegian study took 100,000 women presenting with breast cancer and divided them into two groups.  One group did nothing except report regularly about their health; the other had regular mammograms.  After six years the 50,000 taking mammograms were found to have 22% more tumours than the group who did nothing.  This means either that mammograms amplify tumours, or, that the immune is capable of digesting at least 22% of tumours on its own.  Or perhaps both.  So if that whole group were to boost their immune, remove toxic loads from chemicals and foods, and involve the mind (visualisation techniques strongly correlate with extended life expectancy) the percentage experiencing tumour reduction would unquestionably be far higher, perhaps even forming the vast majority.

Perhaps unbeknownst to Professor Jain, his research may have solved a seventy year old mystery in successful alternative therapy.  Many people who dodge the draft into becoming cannon fodder for conventional medicine’s almighty war against tumours, and flee over the border to alternative therapies often find their cancers remain stable, and even shrink, after a brief period in which, inexplicably, they grow – maybe at last, we know why.

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All time hero – when Muhammad Ali refused the draft to Vietnam, the US government retaliated by removing his licence to earn a living boxing. But this backfired spectacularly, as Ali forged a new career speaking on campuses. In a famous confrontation with a white student demanding to know why Ali had refused to fight for his fellow countrymen, he replied: “Why should I go six thousand miles to kill black people that I ain’t got no quarrel with? It’s the white man that holds us down, the white man keeps us in slavery, the white man puts us in prisons. You want me to go six thousand miles to fight for your rights? You won’t even stand up for mine at home!”

Jain’s insights into engineering enabled him to see that the solidity of the “matrix” (an extraordinarily dense tangle of collagen fibres and gel-type components forming part of the cancerous mass) creates a compressive force which can strangle blood vessels before they have a chance to deliver their toxic chemical payload to the actual tumour cells.  The matrix can also trap the now drifting drug molecules, preventing them from being effective elsewhere, and cut off the oxygen supply to the tumour cells.  But cancer cells don’t need much oxygen; just as they can eventually strangle their host, at a more intimate level they begin by strangling the bodily processes.

As mentioned elsewhere, exposing tumours to chemotherapy can practically be an act of suicide, tantamount to spinning a giant revolver barrel holding 98 bullets, plus only two empty chambers.  The situation has stayed this way for longer even than the 40 years Professor Jain has been wondering how to increase the assault on the tumour, even though the tumour is only the final product of cancer’s long process within the body.  So often, science focuses its brightest minds on a small area of expertise hoping to improve man’s lot, only to end up restricting damage caused by its efforts elsewhere.  A specialist by definition never sees the big picture, and even if he could, his credibility is strictly limited to his own field; medicine comprises only of specialists.  A tide which rises and falls but essentially stays in the same place has characterised cancer research, and people are only now starting to understand why.

Otto Warburg Nobel PrizeIt has been known since Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg’s 1930′s investigation of the cell’s respiratory mechanism that depriving human cells of oxygen for long enough will turn them cancerous: that is, they ingeniously resort to glucose as an alternative source of energy and become undifferentiated, stepping back in evolutionary time.  This wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t also dodge the body’s restraining systems and multiply unchecked.  These sloppy dropouts create acidic waste which permeates their surroundings; hemoglobin doesn’t work properly in low pH environments so the regular influx of oxygen aboard its four marvellous sprung iron platforms can’t gradually return the area to normal.

As the American doctor Rigden Lentz explained to me two weeks ago while I was considering when best to attend his clinic near Salzberg, chemotherapy, which he was administered for two decades, can only affect the 15-20% of tumour cells duplicating at any one time.  The remaining group, at least five times greater in number, use the exposure to come up with a formidable chemical-ejecting pump.  Therefore, even repeated chemo sessions can never “get it all” and become ineffective when surviving cells develop machinery to eject the molecules, and shared the DNA of these pumps with their neighboring cells.  Cancer cells 20 micron or less in diameter could form a mob of 125,000 in the space of a cubic millimetre.  If the condition of the body, the milieu which spawned the tumour, is left unchanged it can be easily understood why these cells have a 100% chance of setting up shop elsewhere once the protective fence of the immune system is burnt down.

Notice that the frantic engineering within these cells does not result, as Darwin stipulated it must, from random mutations passed on to the progeny.  This intellectual concept only arises as a rebuttal to the claim that every instance of life is born with intelligence, a dangerous position, for it implies the intelligence must have existed first, and therefore, in some other form. But thinking is changing, and as James Shapiro writes in Evolution, a View from the 21st Century, “Life requires cognition at all levels.” The random mutation theory means all progress proceeds only from errors, collecting on a massive scale.  But the very concept of an error requires a law-bound, predictable system in whose context an error can be detected and labelled as such; the existence of such a cohesive environment is therefore undeniable.

If random mutations generated cell machinery then every possible creation would be emerging all the time, and our odds of beating the misshapen output would be astronomical.  But the aim of the tumour cell, as in every cell, is to stay alive, and in evolutionary terms these creations must – and do – happen instantaneously: the tens of thousands of ribosomes get to work producing the pumps, the DNA is shared between cells, and before long the oncologists are softening the news once again and suggesting palliative care.

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Maybe it wasn’t organic, but boy, was it good food. Plum and Spilt Milk, near London’s St Pancras Station

Last week I had the great pleasure to meet with two old friends in London, one of whom has been in the care of the best doctors in the land for nearly three years to deal with a very persistent form of skin cancer. Cancer is a town we find ourselves dwelling in through no choice of our own, and one of its few pleasures is forging bonds with neighbours who, also seeking escape, at once pool their map fragments with yours.

In fact I never met another cancer patient who held back even for a moment their true thoughts or stood aloof from friendship; they forget differences and overlook flaws; they never waste time.  We compared my alternative experiments to his allopathic ones, sadly finding common ground only in losing those friends unable to bear the lingering presence of a spectre at their feast.

After a year of radiotherapy and two more of chemo he concluded that the specialists had eventually turned to experimenting, with hardly much progress to show for it.  To deal with the chemicals’ toxic effects he had been put on a course of strong steroids with no warning that it would make him so aggressive and suspicious that his marriage would almost come to grief.  In the end, so many different chemicals were being given at one time they were referred to by an acronym of five letters.  He returned to smoking, defiantly declaring it less toxic than chemo.  What was next? “I want to work again! I want to get back to my life!”

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A new feast: organic prescription! If you’re interested in Angiotensin II, you may want to see the pyramid near Cairo erected in his name

I asked about his pH level, and his reply surprised me:  “What? I have no idea!”  Despite three years of life and death consultations, nobody had mentioned one of the most vital tools in the cancer patient’s armoury, by far the easiest to measure, and perhaps even the biggest single culprit: the intra-cellular potential of hydrogen!  Blood pH is kept constant partly via acidic deposits and alkaline withdrawals to and from the tissues.

Cancer follows the bankruptcy of the immune system, and the pH mechanism is one of the first accounts to be bled dry; the low pH measurement – equivalent to red ink all over the balance sheet – would be a telltale sign of looming catastrophe, if anyone cared to look.  pH is usually very low in cancer patients and much higher in those with a healthy diet.  Mine when diagnosed was about 5.5 and a year later, a more healthy 7.5, but was 8 for some weeks after I returned from California – 8 being 200 times greater than 5.5, and 7.5 being 100 times better, since each notch on the scale represents a increase of 10x.

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Raising energy now by using food which slowly suffocates the body is, like the $17 trillion US debt, a loudly cheered, glittering Ponzi scheme.  Today is fun, while the end is bankruptcy – cancer – made far worse by a chemical razing of the immune system precisely when you need it the most

As collagen formed the lattice which lent the matrix its solidity, Professor Jain’s idea was to use a drug which cut down collagen.  After some false starts his search eventually bore fruit as he experimented on cancerous mice using losartan; losartan lowers blood pressure by inhibiting a hormone called angiotensin II, and impairs another molecule which stabilises collagen.  This created the always elusive dose-dependent response (more dose, more response – a measurement often hidden by confounding elements like placebo responses and statistical error) cutting down the collagen around tumours and increasing the diffusion of 100 nanometer test particles, standing in for chemical molecules.  To give you an idea of the forces involved, these particles are only 200-1,000 times the width of an atom, and you could put 10,000 of them side by side in a millimeter – though trying it was a waste of an afternoon – so anything restricting movement on this miraculously tiny scale is doing a very thorough security job indeed.

Jain hopes that research into this therapy will yield conclusions in about two years, and I can’t wait to see it.  Nor could any patient afford to wait such an absurd period!  But fortunately there is a quicker way – by a factor of around fifty times:

Many people with hypertension have benefited from following a DASH diet. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It consists of a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, poultry, fish and nuts and is low in saturated fat, red meat, sweets and beverages containing sugar. The eating plan has been proven to lower blood pressure in just 14 days. A clinical study showed that reductions in blood pressure were about as large as what drug therapy can do for mild high blood pressure.

Specific foods that are helpful for lowering blood pressure are fish, garlic, onions, celery, mung bean, bladderwrack (a seaweed), maitake mushroom and pomegranate. In a clinical study, two ounces of pomegranate juice concentrate (equivalent to approximately 8 ounces juice) everyday for two weeks reduced high blood pressure in hypertensive patients. The effect was attributed to a reduction in angiotensin converting enzyme by 36 percent. It is this enzyme that is targeted by blood pressure medications known as ACE-inhibitors.

http://www.nutritionmusician.com/highbloodpressure.html

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Rene Caisse (1888 – 1978) on her 90th, and last, birthday

Here’s the fascinating part: Jain points out that the compressive force within a tumour is so strong that when cut in half, the two halves immediately swell up.  This remarkable claim means a longstanding puzzle has now been solved, in a very surprising way: cancer patients who used Rene Caisse‘s herbal tea in North America (they included JFK’s personal physician, who attributed his cure to it, and would have included Eva Peron but for her dismissal of the idea) and those who adopt German doctor Joanna Budwig‘s diet both report tumour swelling before a healing period in which the tumours gradually receded or became inert.  The explanation can only be that the matrix itself was somehow severed or degraded, releasing the compression, and enabling a convoy of various restorative elements to trundle through at last.

Caisse would inject her herbal mix directly into the site of tumours where possible, and the results could be dramatic.  Injecting into a tumour on a patient’s tongue caused the tongue to swell almost immediately to double its size, much to everyone’s alarm; it was held in place by Caisse and an attending physician using a surgical appliance.  The tongue soon reduced in size, and fluid oozed from the tumour site, something frequently reported by Caisse’s patients; the patient later made a full recovery.

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Joanna Budwig (1908 – 2003)

In Joanna Budwig’s case,  the staple of her diet is a mix of flax seed oil and quark, or cottage cheese, in a 1:2 ratio.  Flax seed oil has the effect of thinning blood – part of the mechanism sought by Professor Jain.  Budwig’s mix has the additional benefit – in fact the main one – of re-oxygenating the cells as it contains unsaturated fats which gradually restore the aerobic mechanisms damaged by a steady diet of saturated fats, their nutrition ruined by the needs of manufacturing, and ruinous to the cells. When such a diet is also highly acidic (colas and soft drinks have a catastrophic pH of 3) and filled with sugars, the body, its immune system already battling a cumulative load of carcinogens like fluoride, sodium laurel sulfate, parabens, mercury, aspartame, etc. and perhaps tipped into insolvency by some unforseen crisis of stress, now becomes a cancer factory.

ph_scaleCaisse’s formula is still marketed in various forms, though she was unable to continue her highly popular practice in Bracebridge Ontario, carried out without personal gain, despite thousands of signatures on a petition (which included the Prime Minister’s) because of strong opposition by the Canadian Medical Association.  Their resistance followed their initial enthusiasm because of Caisse’s refusal to hand over the complex methodology established through years of practice unless they would be evaluated fairly and under her guidance, and if validated, administered at cost to cancer patients.

Budwig’s background was more scientific; she understood the mechanism of the pi electron clouds accompanying the fat molecules in flax seed oil:

“Naturally there is no miracle cure for cancer, however we will all recognise that people are involved. As long as a person lives, he must breathe, this you will agree with.  Warburg determined that all tissue in the living organism, wherever a tumour can be formed, is characterised by the fact that it can no longer absorb oxygen. 

I came to the awareness that the photo elements of life, the photons of the sun interacting with the electrons, built up in the essential vital seed oils are necessary for the absorption of oxygen.  This is irrefutable.”

She also understood how to get her point across, and had the patience to deal with the embedded class of intellects in Germany which forbade new ideas from blossoming too quickly:

Professor Heisenberg described how patricularly in Germany, the ossified rigid thought processes of the old school always refuse to fully embrace new things.  They always want to force the new into their old thought processes. That does not work!

He writes, “Even the suppression of new knowledge cannot prevent the breakthrough, because the people, the public, even if they are not experts in quantum physics or medicine, they have a feel for where truth rules.”

Cancer, the Problem and Solution, Dr Joanna Budwig – presentation in Frankfurt, 23 September 1998 (Nexus GmbH)

One day the public will become educated enough about their own brain and body to recognise what is good and bad for it; they will know the heroes and villains on the  supermarket shelves and their table.  Maybe we will look back on the 20th Century and the early 21st as an catastrophic age ignorance and misguided research, and realise once and for all that a human being must never delegate its health, or the recovery of it, to a corporation concerned only with preserving its own.  The UN released a 2013 report concluding small scale organic farming was the only practical way to feed the world, as large scale mechanised agriculture was not sustainable or healthy enough to provide any long term benefit to mankind.

While in California I met a wonderful fellow, a thoughtful, quietly spoken cancer patient who’d spent his life as a farmer.  He said when Monsanto moved in with their patented non-renewable crops, the seed cleaners who worked at the end of each season to prepare seeds for the next were driven out of business.  Farmers felt they had little choice but to sign up, and it was true that when things went well, the profits were large.  But the water this man drank every day was from a deep well on his farm, which he realised now must surely have been contaminated by the extreme pesticides Monsanto’s genetically tampered crops demanded. He admitted “Some farmers held out from Monsanto,” adding quietly, “I wish now that I had, too.” 

Mankind has paid a heavy price for the commercialisation of its food, but information is spreading so fast now and from so many different directions, that the writing is on the wall.  And for once, it looks like good news!

Ive been in this town so long
So long to the city
I’m fit with the stuff
To ride in the rough
And sunny down snuff I’m alright..
By the heroes and villains

Heroes and Villains Wilson/Parks

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Rebuilding the Brain

A while back I wrote about stress and the brain and how it related to schoolchildren pressured to perform on exams, after I read Alzheimer’s and dementia were strongly linked to stress.

Teachers, generally academics, often say such pressure didn’t do them any harm – why should it harm anyone else?  But the academic personality enjoys the finely embroidered rules of a man-made system, and naturally turns this talent to their career advantage.  On the other hand the bulk of children reluctantly put up with the stress or do the least amount of work required for an acceptable grade.

If stress ceased on leaving school the damage could be repaired easily enough, as happens during holidays when the child gradually regains their enthusiasm and natural cheerfulness.  The bigger problem is when relatively limited educational stress takes on a tyrannical dimension as the student either loads themselves with £40,000 of debt for university (typically £9,000 a year in tuition, with £5,000 board) or begins work, knowing that loss of pay means loss of home and food.

Society and our economy are based on the idea that more material goods means success: he who dies with the most toys wins.  We buy a bigger house but spend less time in it as we take on more duties to pay for it.  How is this successful?  We’ve been in this dead-end materialst rut for so long we can’t imagine any other way to live.

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Paradoxically, those somehow responsible for children’s welfare show a strange inability to learn.  UK education secretary Michael Gove wants to increase the school day to 6:00 pm, and take away the Summer holiday, making a 42 week school year.  Would 33% additional schooling (1890 hours against 1265) mean a 33% shorter school career? Of course not, since more is always better.

Under such circumstances the brain would have no chance even on a daily basis to recover its equilibrium, and we can safely predict a generation of damaged individuals staggering out the far end of this factory.  A child on a 20 minute commute with 90 minutes of homework would spend more time working than their own parents, who they would see perhaps 2 hours a day: the whole family would be strangers, run ragged until childhood was over, without even a summer holiday to renew the bond.

More research has been released this week by the Universty of California at Berkely showing why chronic stress predisposes the brain to mental illness.

In a series of experiments, Daniela Kaufer, UC Berkeley associate professor of integrative biology, and her colleagues, including graduate students Sundari Chetty and Aaron Freidman, discovered that chronic stress generates more myelin-producing cells and fewer neurons than normal. This results in an excess of myelin – and thus, white matter – in some areas of the brain, which disrupts the delicate balance and timing of communication within the brain.

“We studied only one part of the brain, the hippocampus, but our findings could provide insight into how white matter is changing in conditions such as schizophrenia, autism, depression, suicide, ADHD and PTSD,” she said.

“You can imagine that if your amygdala and hippocampus are better connected, that could mean that your fear responses are much quicker, which is something you see in stress survivors,” she said. “On the other hand, if your connections are not so good to the prefrontal cortex, your ability to shut down responses is impaired. So, when you are in a stressful situation, the inhibitory pathways from the prefrontal cortex telling you not to get stressed don’t work as well as the amygdala shouting to the hippocampus, ‘This is terrible!’ You have a much bigger response than you should.”

The work was supported by a BRAINS (Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists) award from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health (R01 MH087495), a Berkeley Stem Cell Center Seed Grant, the Hellman Family Foundation and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression.

When an iPhone or PC overheats, we switch them off to save the cost of repairs, and in the case of an iPhone, the sealed unit actually does this for you.  It seems the brain has mechanisms designed to achieve the same thing – head injury survivors report an urgent need to sleep (and therefore heal) at random times. From Berkely’s evidence the brain even has a way to isolate damaged components from other ones, perhaps to lessen the impact of fault processing until they can be repaired.

But if the brain is dealing with a conscious personality willing to go to any lengths to meet deadlines, jacking up its performance on stimulants to continue difficult mental work long after the brain has cried “enough”, or trapped on a treadmill under threat of dismissal, is there any hope?

Fortunately, the brain is one superbly resilient machine.  Relying on intuition, the ancients built a seventh day of rest into the stucture of society itself, with some religions even forbidding that work of any kind be performed on it.  AJ Jacobs in The Year of Living Biblically finds he must constantly tapdance around the bad fit of Old Testament Judaism with modern life.  Is switching a light on considered work?  An orthodox scholar advises that it is.  Jacobs decides he can delegate this task to his wife – until he realises he might now be guilty of condemning her instead!

That staple of all spiritual schools, meditation, can help put the brain back into its natural state (even undoing chemical attacks from Donald Rumsfeld’s aspartame) which shows that of all mental exercises, meditation is closest to the brain’s natural inclination.  This, and not superstition, is the reason it features in all religions, and not at all in modern education.  Meditation has also been shown to combat the signal noise from modern life that gets in the way of creative performance. Meditation amplifies the power of the amygdala, thickens the cortex and increases telomerase, as pointed out elsewhere in this blog, and research shows that benevolent thoughts of others increases vagal tone. lennonquote

Recent research even reveals that the “flow” of the creative mind is achieved not by those who practice endlessly but by those who have strong emotional control.

Here, we focused on individual differences in a group of 76 piano performance students and assessed their flow experience in piano performance as well as their trait emotional intelligence.

Multiple regression analysis revealed that flow was predicted by the amount of daily practice and trait emotional intelligence. Other background variables (gender, age, duration of piano training and age of first piano training) were not predictive.

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Like a Rolls Royce engine, the brain might be a sealed unit for its own protection but it responds wonderfully to our conscious direction.  If we have a choice, let’s treat it as we would any other damage-prone part of our body: soothe it – by immersing it in beauty – or at least give it a rest!

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Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8)

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The Santa Barbara Mission

According to its guidebook, the original Santa Barbara Mission in Southern California, established on the Feast of St Barbara, December 4, 1786 was the 10th of 21 such Californian Missions founded by the Spanish Franciscans, and built by skilled Mexican labour.

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My daughter somewhere in the middle, revelling in the California sunshine outside the Santa Barbara Mission

Be that as it may, my own Santa Barbara mission 226 years later was to deal with a nasty case of squamous cell carcinoma that if left untreated, I was reliably informed, would remove from me all the cares of this world in around 18 months’ time.  The plan of two separate specialists was to subject me to major surgery, chemo and radiation, surviving which would take “about a year”, with a slim chance of this extending my planetary residence by six months.  Mentioned obliquely was the chance of severing in the process vital nerves currently holding up the corners of my mouth and controlling my shoulders, along with a promise of losing every gland from cheekbones to shoulders on both sides – lymph, salivary alike – for good.

Your maths being as good as mine, you’ll understand why instead of ingesting poison and thrusting my head into a radiactive guillotine, I packed a bag and headed off to a dedicated immunological clinic in Southern California.

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More helpful advice: “Since our founding in 1847, the American Medical Association has been focused on the health of patients.” .. AMA web page. Well, not so much.  In fact researchers who reported immunological approaches as being more successful than chemo were threatened with blackballing from the AMA’s tightly controlled medical press and effectively ending their career.
  Doctors in these ads were never named specifically, but the AMA collaborated closely with the industry and never objected even long after it was known that smoking directly correlated with throat cancer: chemo was simply a much better business than health

Most people will never have heard of Josef Issels (1907 – 1998), the father of modern immunological medicine, but that’s not for any want of effort on his part.  His work was extraordinarily successful because he understood that the first appearance of a cancerous tumour, no matter how small, was already the final act in a chronic breakdown of the patient’s immunological defences – defences which might have quietly eliminated cancer for decades beforehand.

So launching a ferocious assault on the tumour – often killing the patient in the process – while leaving unchanged the deficient milieu which spawned it was doomed to failure and a flagrant violation of the Hippocratic oath (“first do no harm”) – to say nothing of common sense. My own research into multiple drug resistant tumours had already alerted me to the danger of exposing tumours to a chemical assassin, but Josef Issels’ treatments used every possible method to boost the immune system, often in tandem with surgery, and had remarkable results.  John Anderson, Professor of Medicine at King’s College Hospital Medical School, University of London, claimed “Issels’ approach is a unique and pioneering solution.. his long term remission rate is still significantly greater than that of other physicians working in the field.

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Interior of the Santa Barbara Courthouse shows a stunning oil on canvas mural by the artist who did CC de Mille’s film backdrops and visualisations. The curator assured me he was in and out of there in no more than three months – an incredible achievement

Issels was a determined man perfectly prepared to risk his own career to help patients.  He flouted Nazi law in the late 1930′s by treating German and Jewish patients alike, a humanitarian attitude the authorities punished by sending him to the Eastern Front as a medic.  He was captured by the Russians and was lucky to survive four years in one of Stalin’s slave labour camps.  Afterwards Issels returned to start a medical practice in Germany, and in 1951 founded the first European hospital for “incurable” cancer patients.

But if you think this was some tinkering cottage industry, you’d be mistaken: he treated over twelve thousand such individuals at his hospital, many for months at a time, and no less a figure than Professor Franz Gerlach of the University of Vienna, a researcher at the Pasteur Institute, and Fellow of the Academy of Medicine in Paris became director of the microbiological department. It became the only institution of its era to research the role of mycoplasma in cancer and other degenerative diseases, proposing a link that recent and far more technologically powerful research agrees looks highly plausible.  Naturally he made enemies in the established medical businesses, and was even arrested and put on trial, presumably for heresy – a common fate for freethinkers in the scientific world.  But he triumphed over this too, and the German government awarded him a position on its Federal Cancer Commission.

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A small part of the beautiful Ramirez fresco in the Santa Barbara Chapel. I was the only person there apart from the taxi driver, and the permanent residents

In 1970, the BBC produced a 60 minute documentary on his work, inviting members of the American Medical Association to choose, and comment on, successful cases.  While staying at the same hotel the night before they were all introduced, the BBC producer happened to dine at an adjoining table to the learned AMA delegates who, he began to realise, were anxiously debating their strategy.  What he overheard first intrigued and then appalled him: they were discussing in advance about how to convincingly refute all of Dr Issels’ success stories before having even laid eyes on the hospital or a single patient!

Apparently, three basic approaches were arrived at, which could be embellished with jargon and what would seem like an independently arrived at general consensus.  Firstly, absent immediate evidence of any histology, they would simply say the patient had been misdiagnosed, and had never had cancer to begin with.  Secondly, if the patient had undergone any form of chemotherapy or radiation in the past – even had they been written off as incurable afterwards – they would claim the patient recovered only because of these earlier treatments.  And if neither of these circumstances could be convincingly applied, the conclusion would be that the patient simply went into “spontaneous remission” and therefore no credit could be attributed to any intervention on Dr Issels’ part, who no doubt had good intentions, they would readily concede, adding to their apparent impartiality.

Obama arrives to deliver a speech on health care to the American Medical Association in Chicago, Illinois

Mr Monsanto and the AMA: association with Obamacare lost the AMA 5% of its members in the last 12 months, a staggering blow to the credibility of a supposedly impartial group; one which has yet to speak out against GMOs or even fluoride, a super-toxin pumped daily into most American households

The fact that all the cases had already been diagnosed and later written off as hopeless by their own established medical representatives was to be ignored, as was the obvious conclusion that spontaneous remission could only have resulted from the activity of the patient’s immune system, the very same mechanism Dr Issels’ treatments were designed to support.

A recent, carefully designed study involving 100,000 women showed that screening more frequently actually created a 22% higher rate of developing tumours, indicating firstly that the immune system is fully capable of ingesting many tumours, and secondly that frequent screening must be a factor in tumour growth, needlessly subjecting a very significant number of patients to the risk of avoidable trauma and mutilation.

Because the cumulative incidence among controls never reached that of the screened group, it appears that some breast cancers detected by repeated mammographic screening would not persist to be detectable by a single mammogram at the end of 6 years.

This raises the possibility that the natural course of some screen-detected invasive breast cancers is to spontaneously regress.

(The natural history of invasive breast cancers detected by screening mammography,  Zahl PH, Maehlen J, Welch HG. )

The American Cancer Society was unable to dispute these findings, instead casting a vague doubt by criticising the study as “simplifying a complicated issue”.  But this man-in-the-pub rebuttal is what you might expect from a corporate mouthpiece dressed up as a saviour of health:

AstraZeneca, a Big Pharma giant, has made multimillion dollar contributions to the ACS, influencing every poster, leaflet or commercial product about Breast Cancer Awareness.

These publications focus almost exclusively on mammography and don’t mention carcinogenic foods, chemtrails, aluminum in deodorants, antiperspirants and vaccines. There is no word of breast cancer prevention via natural, inexpensive means, while touting the ‘cure’ of mammography and cancer drugs.

(..Natural News)

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You know you’re in a beautiful town when this is a typical office building

This BBC official was staggered to realise that not only was Josef Issels considered a serious threat to established medicine, but those administering their “war on cancer” were not interested in a cure as much as prolonging the life of a highly complex and well-financed industry.  To this end they were willing to sacrifice the credibility of their own doctors, who had “misdiagnosed” thousands of patients or “mistakenly” written them off as hopeless.

In 1966 Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg made this tactful assessment of why the AMA and the ACS pretended not to know the anaerobic cause of cancer.  James Watson, a Nobel Prize winner who co-discovered the helical nature of DNA served for two years on the National Cancer Advisory Board, was characteristically more frank: “It’s a load of s*it.”  Two time Nobel winner Linus Pauling: “Everyone should know that the ‘war on cancer’ is largely a fraud.”  The problem is that I didn’t know, and without the time and inclination to do my own research, would have been one more victim.

Issels later wrote an excellent book called Cancer: A Second Opinion which is so dense with information I’m reading it a second time, and which I highly recommend to anyone with cancer, or who knows someone with cancer.  Or even those to whom cancer is only a shadow lurking in the corners of the mind, prodded back to life by regular media reports.

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A different Harley Street: Santa Barbara’s State Street has every imaginable shop including this tattoo parlour with its casual display of knucklehead and panhead Harley Davidson choppers

I will deal with what I learned in some future post – the cumulative damage to the human immune system by a poor diet, poor heredity, SNPs, mercury fillings, toxins in the water or highly processed foods, pollution, stress, and of course GMOs.  We are all subject to some of these, but a large number of such factors can also be eliminated – enough to tip the balance in our favour.

Rather than me list the complicated treatments I underwent over a period of weeks, you might prefer to hear that the staff and knowledge at the Issels Medical Centre are the best you’re likely to find anywhere.  This place is where hard-headed realism meets outside-the-box thinking, and where complex DNA and blood work and of course more than 60 years of immunolgical know-how meet the patient in a supportive and healthy environment.

Consider also these images, each pair from two ultrasound scans taken 9 days apart.  The first pair shows the original metastasis, with a large necrotic area in the centre growing noticeably larger.  The uniform gray indicates a consistent blood supply, something which makes tumours dangerously well-seated, while black shows dead, non-living material.  The impartial ultrasound engineer over at Pueblo Radiology immediately declared this an area of necrosis.

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The second pair of pictures cover the same nine day period, this time showing the new tumour which enlarged my lymph in the Summer and which caused alarm over at Harley Street.  But notice how – in the space of days – this too has begun to die off inside, as indicated by the dark areas swirling within.

This degeneration accounted for the lump growing steadily softer to the touch during my stay.  Once the tumours are completely dead they no longer pose the same danger, and the boosted immune system should be able to clean them up as it would any other foreign body or waste material; the now-detoxified body should be able to efficiently eliminate these secondary toxins.

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I was never so glad to hear any news.  For the first time in months I allowed myself to think beyond the next year and imagine seeing my children grow, making new art, and perhaps seeing the world find solutions to the thorny problems which plague it now.  Once alone on the balcony, taking in the sun with my IV, tears came easily.

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If I ever go back to Santa Barbara, I’m going to climb one of those mountains, and write a blog from the summit

There’s only five minutes to go now.. so may I wish ever-patient readers a very Happy Christmas.. to one and all!

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Venice Beach, Los Angeles, on the way home

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I think the cancer industry must realise that the writing is on the wall.  Instead of saying “dying of cancer”people are starting to mutter “dying of chemo”.  And in my final days there, one of the nurses pointed out a link on CNN which dealt with a radical, highly successful, and painless new approach to leukemia patients – boosting their immune system!  Wow! Can you imagine?

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Well, fancy that!

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The use of doctors to push Camel, Old Golds, Chesterfield, Kool, and De-Nicotea filters ironically could only reinforce the unspoken message that smoking must indeed be a serious health issue. After all, we didn’t see many doctors pushing hula hoops or electric guitars

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The Long and Winding Road

The total eclipse of the Sun must have been a huge shock to early man.  Explaining it in terms of what he knew, it was an awesome sign from the Heavens, an admonishment, a warning that unseen powers could remove in an instant everything he took for granted.

No matter how blasé people become about their mechanistic Universe, we remain fascinated by the solar eclipse; for some it is an odd coincidence of distances and diameters, for others it is still a sign from the Heavens, for others, an annoyance because these invoices must be out by 5:30.  Paradoxically the solar eclipse lights up what is already within is, and the wonder remains because truth really is not a destination but a journey – in every field, the journey unfolds more truth as time goes on, and what is true for one generation is a cause of hilarity for the next.  A sure sign of ignorance is the certainty of any truth as absolute, because for an endless road of discovery, the trait most in demand is the will to move on.

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Strangely, scientists say life may have originated in clay – the formative matter pointed to by religions from which God extracted intelligent life. Clay seems to encourage and protects formations of amino acids. How odd..

Events in life that seem beyond our power to alter have exactly the same effect today, and no better example is the storm in our depths when we are hit by cancer.  No word is more dreaded, in the baffling lexicon of the dispassionate doctor: for some it represents a curse from the Heavens, a retribution of sorts.  A long standing aquaintance in Greece was appalled to find one of her best friends had been quietly removed from circulation and laid to rest by her mother without a word to anyone.  Much later she found her friend had succumbed to cancer, which to her mother had seemed such a disgrace that she ensured her child suffered and died in secrecy.

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When it was finally shown that the Earth moved around the Sun, it seemed we now knew the greater truth behind the mechanism, though the Universe at large remained a curiosity.  Only much later was the Universe the center of the investigation, and only recently replaced by its hidden dimensions. Where is the final truth?

No matter how we may look down on such superstition, explaining the process doesn’t remove the impact.  I’m reminded of Kurosawa’s film about postwar Japan, ‘I Live in Fear’, in which Toshiro Mifune, an elderly Japanese businessman, is so terrified of another nuclear attack that he moves his reluctant family to South America.  Mifune understands there is no rationale behind the actions of political maniacs willing to roast whole cities alive from a safe distance, and he realises there is nothing an ordinary citizen could do to prevent such an atrocity; to survive his understandable fear of the unknown, he takes whatever extraordinary steps are open to him.

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Here is a Greek mystery in reverse: a complex clock mechanism salvaged from the Antikythera shipwreck. We understand the mechanism is to calculate the longitude based on daily astronomical movements; the problem is that it dates from about 87 BC, long before we thought such technology was available

From a distance, this film will seem indeed seem like “a searing indictment” of our own society; many live in fear of a nucelar holocaust, while others think wishfully of it, hoping it might at least erase the horrors of war once and for all, and knock sense into those who now stockpile their weapons.  There is a similar sense of panic in the minds of those who have cancer and those who do not.  Those who are healthy try discreetly to avoid those who are struck down, as they stare unseeing past the homeless on the street, because they are a living reminder of possibilities awaiting anyone.  Those who suffer will take any means at their disposal to forestall the process or eliminate it altogether, agreeing wholeheartedly to medical procedures so awful that their own bodies, for a time, are burnt from the inside.

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Gear chain diagram for the known elements of the mechanism. Hypothetical gears in italics (Wikipedia). It may have been built by Hipparchus, as it uses a theory of astronomy unique to him

Japanese women traditionally have low rates of breast cancer, but on moving to America, contract it at the standard Western rate. Thus a genetic cause is easily disproved, but the fear of cancer is great enough to overwhelm logic, and so presumably sane people have healthy organs surgically removed in case they may develop cancer in the future.  The company which makes money from the tests, of course, endorses this self-mutilation whole heartedly.

To us, cancer’s causes remain hidden; like the lazy grashopper, having delegated the gathering of knowledge to others while we amuse ourselves throughout the seasons, we then rush to them pleading for a scrap of it when the skies darken and the chill wind blows.  At the beginning of the 20th century perhaps 1 in 30 people contracted cancer, and perhaps 1 in 100 died from it.  Now the figures are 1 in 2, and 1 in 3.  Does anyone not think this is odd?  The mystery was unravelled by a team of geniuses in Germany: one, Otto Warburg, who won the Nobel Prize for discovering a key catalyst in cell respiration, found if you deprive a normal human cell of oxygen for any length of time, it takes on the characteristics of cancer cells, in that it converts its energy mechanism to run on sugar instead, and grows uncontrollably.

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Kurosawa’s 1995 I Live in Fear: “a searing indictment of our times”

No less than three other scientists from this man’s laboratory went on to win Nobel Prizes. And a fourth contemporary, Dr Johanna Budwig, traced the cause of modern cancers and set about finding an answer.  In the early 20th century, fat molecules, essential for cell respiration, caused a problem in the field of manufacturing where it was discovered they went off too quickly from exposure to air.  A process of saturation essentially froze these fat molecules so they could no longer react to oxygen, and the problem was solved.  The resulting product was only a few atoms away from being plastic.  In fact, if you leave modern margerine out, the bugs will avoid it as they know what is food and what isn’t.

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Ants rejecting GM corn

These foods were useful in wartime conditions of lengthy storage and transport – also a requirement of mass manufacturing.  I’ve started ordering food from a local organic farm, and am struck by how quickly the food goes off.  Picking up some distilled water last week from the warehouse storing all my supplies, I noticed in one corner a palett of Qavers – the bright yellow packaging taking up several cubic metres – which must have been there for some time, as they were covered in dust.  They don’t expire until 2015.  Not all food is equal!

As Budwig pointed out, nobody stopped to consider what would happen to the human body when exposed to these fats over a lifetime.  The cells, deprived of an oxygen-enabling source of food, when conditions are right, turn to other forms of sustenance, and cancer results.  The body signals hunger in a vain attempt to gain some useful molecules, and over time obesity starts to enter the stage, crowding the other actors off.  Budwig developed a diet rich in natural fats which, she found, had excellent results in curing cancer.

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If one came off this diet it was harder still, on returning to it, to eliminate the tumour, as if the tumour had somehow learned to survive.  Nor was it foolproof: she found, for example, it could not cure cancer in a woman staying in an abusive marriage.  If this sounds strange, remember the immune system is subdued under stressful situations – so much so that during transplants, stress hormones are given to the patient so the immune does not function normally and reject the new organ.  Cancer specialist Dr Carl Simonton found all his cancer patients had incurred a significant lifetime stress event a year or two before the tumour had become noticeable.

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Oh no! Molecules again – just when we were enjoying the grasshopper! Triglyceride fat molecule. Incidentally, start to cook your food in natural, organic coconut butter because the medium length unsaturated fat molecules provide an alternative fuel for the neurons, and are claimed (by a doctor who treated her husband, an Alzheimer’s patient) as being able to reverse dementia

So the causative mechanism is partly a corporate decision while the opportunity is a matter of our stresses and immune system, and also apparently, the pH of our body.  The reason any individual doesn’t have cancer is unarguably due to their immune system, whose job it is to tidy up such situations before they get out of hand.  So detroying the immune system in the process of curing the patient is all backwards and violates the medical pledge: “first do no harm”.  I recently visited a Harley Street ENT specialist to get a second opinion and reassurance that I had nothing to worry about.  After a camera examination he politely disabused me of that idea and painted in vivid detail the end I could expect and which I could even mark off on a calendar.

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“The McDonald’s hamburger on the right is from 2008; the one on the left from 1996. And they both look fairly edible. Karen Hanrahan has kept a McDonald’s hamburger since 1996 to illustrate its inability to decay. Aside from drying out and having ‘the oddest smell’, it hasn’t changed much in the past 12 years.” (you can follow @ahamburgertoday on twitter, or click on the image to the source blog).  This is a chemical mix – it is not real food, and it is highly dangerous.

The well-intentioned advice was to rush me to the chemo-radiotherapy he suggested at Charing Cross but, typical of me, it provoked an opposite response – I signed up instead to a four week, non-destructive, immunological approach, to be carried out in California.  I feel a sense of failure, as I wanted to demonstrate that cancer could be beaten by the individual. For some weeks, on an impossibly convoluted regimen, I seemed to succeed – my plasterer cheerfully observed how the lump seemed to be shrinking, attributing it to his magnificent skills as a builder.  But then some vitamin components ran out, and I failed to replace them as the hard-edged pills were painful to swallow – and anyway, I seemed to be in the clear – while others were replaced by different brands, and as the summer wore off, the sun (an essential part of therapy according to Budwig, being a limitless source of photons) became hard to find; gradually the genial comments ceased.

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The wonder remains: people in Pam Cove, Queensland watching the eclipse of the sun (blogs.wsj.com)

There’s no way to tell what would happen if I continued my natural diet alone and in peace, but I’m not at peace with the prognosis.  Therefore it behooves me to put down the fiddle and ask help from those who harvested 60 years of experience with the immune system.  This group presently has an 87% success rate (even with those who have been given up as hopeless) and seem lively, engaging and intelligent.  Perhaps the California air will encourage more writing as well.

Regretfully therefore I temporarily down tools on my latest 35 square metre fresco until mid December, returning “refreshed, invigorated, and in tune with life” for Christmas.  One must think for oneself and not live in fear and ignorance, but also must not suffer in shame and secrecy, and admit when their meagre store of gathered knowledge has been exhausted; it is a long, and winding road indeed.

In the meantime – eat well, and stay well!

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Into the Depths

Every object in the human world owes its existence to consciousness.  Whether someone has defined, assembled and maintained something can be determined straight away, but at the same moment, what also makes an impact on the senses is the nature of that mind which conceived it.

This ability of one mind to recognise the character of another solely on the evidence of lifeless works is unique, as far as we know, to humanity.  We see a house and in a moment imagine the mind of its designer, its builder, and even its occupants.  Like the “uncanny valley” which troubles the animators who can never make a moving face too realistic without it becoming disturbing, re-creating this synthesis is the obstacle when trying to build consciousness into machinery.  A computer absorbs a mass of data far in excess of what the human mind can handle but is pathetically unable to extract any kind of meaningful conclusion from it.

It is not just a matter of experience, as even babies can form conclusions about their surroundings.  The problem is not just that the visual information is seen as two dimensional rather than three – in fact the data is seen as one dimensional, and only making inferences which have to be programmed in by a human; after this spacial aspect is deduced come the succesively higher and broader hurdles of depth, mass, and meaning.  Even with teraflops of processing power, machines fail to synthesise – that is, create higher levels of order from lower ones, deriving meaning from numerous points of data, each of which is meaningless on its own – to the precise degree that they lack consiousness.

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IBM’s Watson

Programming can rehearse an impressive series of one-trick ponies which perform, hopefully, in the correct order and sequence, but once a poony slips up, the rest collapse in a heap.  It turns out to be impossible to discuss intelligence and the ability to synthesise reality without also discussing consciousness; actually, the more we program, the more complex our logic is, the more we realise what consciousness is not.   Recently IBM’s Eric Brown and his team tried to train their Watson computer to play Jeopardy and beat human competitors – with great success – perhaps also proving, in a reversal of the Turing test, that a normal human mind cannot be channeled into a single goal to the exclusion of all others without appearing, to all intents and purposes, to be a computer!

Eric Brown of IBM inside Watson

Watson’s consciousness gets to grips with OMG: Eric Brown, with IBM since 1995

One difficulty was that Watson had no ability to recognise the subtleties of language – the layers of meaning that are never explicitly defined.  To get around this, Brown and his team programmed in the entire Urban Dictionary, containing every imaginable colloquialism, much of it unprintable.  What happened next was that Watson, like some electrical Phineas Gage, reduced every conversation to shocking rudeness!  It lacked the ability to synthesise another level behind light waves and sound waves: emotional meaning.  Consciousness would have been the solution, but in software team couldn’t undo the fix.  Whatever the nature of their database, it never took into account replaceable cassettes of style, and the ability to switch between them as the human mind does, so the only alternative was to wipe the entire memory!

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It is hard to read the words of Helen Keller and not be imprssed by the nature of her spirit; added to what we know of her difficulties, a magnificent human being emerges from within our own mind. This cannot help but have a beneficial, if faint, effect on ourselves

Since conciousness is at the root of every object in our human world, and its interpretation, it is the most important faculty in society.   Even deprived of sight and sound, the mind still makes an indelible impact unique to its character.  Helen Keller created a phenomenal world of ideas which inspires people decades after her passing.  Perhaps the removal of coarse objectivity paradoxically enabled a deeper level of understanding.  By sign language into a hand grasping hers a young Keller once asked her teacher: “what is love?”  Her teacher signed back: “without love, you would not want to get up in the morning.”

Stevie-Wonder

“I am what I am. I love me! And I don’t mean that egotistically – I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had and to make something out of it.”

As a small boy, Stevie Wonder’s brothers used to flip a coin onto the table; he could identify the coin by its sound.  It was later said that he was the only musician in the world who could seamlessly combine a $25,000 synthesiser with a two dollar mouth organ.  There are also blind artists, who somehow have a sense of the colours they are using, and as everyone knows, Beethoven was, eventually, a deaf musician.

Besides air, water is the most important physical object for our survival.  But not just any water will do.  If pure, it can maintain our survival for days, even without food, but if tainted it can lead to death.  In the same way, consciousness is the most important aspect of our society, but not all consciousness is equal.  We can teach the mechanics of design and assembly but without knowing the nature of the pupil’s consciousness, we have no way of knowing whether they will go on to create ploughs or a flamethrowers.

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Sargy Mann, the blind painter of Peckham: Infinity Pool
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2010/nov/21/painting-art

So, whether benevolent or malign it is the nature of consiousness which is the arbiter of society’s progress.  Whether greedy, benevolent, lazy, industrious, spiritual, ambitious or creative, the shape of society soon follows.  Even with all the science, technical knowledge and schools imaginable, without some moulding school of consciousness, conducive to its healthy evolution, society is permanently at risk of destruction.

How this works is not understood, though from the deaths of babies denied conscious interactions, the struggles of those who grow up in neglect or when raised by dogs, we know that only consciousness can nurture consciousness.  Just as every cell comes from a cell, and only life can create life, try though science might, there is no substitute for mind; this is why the mechanised, materialist society is falling to pieces after only 150 years.

Sagaing, Burma

Clearly religion was man’s earliest known school for moulding consciousness.  The mental target always combined humanity and divinity, a fantasic device appealing to the yearning spirit and infuriating the ardent materialist.  But science too, is a spiritual quest – driven by mental energy to make discoveries to further entice or convince other minds, and it nurtures hope of further insights and faith in future conquests.  Since these are all atttributes of consciousness, science may find that after a certain point, the laws governing consciousness might be the only way forward.

Consciousness both undertakes the investigation and forms the mysterious depths from which gems of discovery are to be retrieved.  Like the meditator who plumbs his own self, the scientist is subject to the laws of the mind, and both must be willing to traverse its awesome depths, which, as far as we know, may be without end.

Gear wheels on jumping insect co-ordinate the tremendously quick spring action of legs to ensure both legs move at precisely the same time, giving a predictable direction for the leap.  Note rounded edges prevent the gears grinding and locking, exactly as on manmade devices (below) and vane-strengthened edges around the circumference, the area which bears the brunt of the tremendous rotational torque. This area is also broader on the manmade device.  The length of each tooth is about 20 micron, or one fiftieth of a millimetre

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“What is at the end is like what is at the beginning. What is at the bottom is like what is at the top.”

..Hermes Trismegistus

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Footnote – the idea that machines will one day embody consciousness has its supporters and if they turn out to be right, I’d be delighted. Who wouldn’t want a machine which can think and reason, and yet be devoted to your welfare?

I know a little about programming, having started out using Basic, COBOL and WatFiv at about age 14.  That was 41 years ago and I’m still learning.  This image shows about half of one library of routines I wrote to support some processes in a travel system – each page is A4, and this particular library is about 15,000 lines, being one of 30 or so of comparable size within that one overall program, and that one program being one of five variations for different departments.

  programming 1The trick is to predict anything that can happen, and have a way of dealing with it, while telling the user what’s going to happen next, and a graphic idea of how long it’s likely to take and when it’s done.  It’s helpful to keep screen layouts the same even when data changes so the eye has less work to do, and to keep control key combinations close together so a person in a hurry can complete actions with one hand, if they’re checking paperwork with the other.

When I look at studies of the DNA, I’m staggered that anything could be so elegant and yet complex.  I would say it’s far beyond the human mind, certainly the human mind of the 21st century.  After more than half a century of study we barely know what 5% of it acually does.  A very good book to explain the systems view of DNA is Robert A Shapiro’s Evolution: A View from the 21st Century.

The fact that leading “thinkers” even now call 99% of it junk, and would have it thrown away if they could, shows how lucky we are that for the most part it’s evaded the clumsy hammer of human engineering.  Where DNA has been tampered with in food, to get some local or commercial benefit, the results are what you’d expect – destructive to the system as a whole.

A closer look below shows the level of thought that needs to go into the code just for a mundane office application.  I’ve put nearly 30 years work into this particular application.  All this preparation is fine when your only input is a keyboard and when you already know everything that could happen, but suppose you’re programming a computer which must live in the real world of sight and sound and interactions, and it encounters something it has never seen before, on which its existence might depend?

programming 2Consciousness saves the day when living beings lack facts, because they can still respond from intuition – the grasping of some concept or situation that could never be deduced from the facts alone.

Women have this in a greater capacity than men, and it is a feature closer to genius and the nature of consciousness itself than the mundane logic which anybody can be taught.  Women sense things for which there is no logical evidence; rather than dismiss these sensations they accept them as equally valid.  In fact all human minds have this quality to some degree, like a warming fire of which much is stamped out by early childhood, and it works most strongly on those we are already emotionally close to.

Animals communicate in this way often as part of a hive mind, and scientist Rupert Sheldrake conducted a series of experiments showing how animals and to a lesser degree, humans, use this faculty in everyday life.  Communcating mind to mind without facts or the ordinary senses as intermediary shows that consciousness is a shared phenomena, and nearly everyone will have experienced some aspect of this because it’s a part of life.

We are machines, albeit extremely complicated ones.  But the machines we build are only built using logic. So they can’t emulate this sixth sense, intuition, third eye or Psi phenomena, which is why I believe man-made machines can never emulate consciousness, which partakes of a different element of the universe itself.  But if they do   make one, I will be the first in line!

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