Cancer, disease, longevity and free radicals
Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on April 6, 2009
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The Cause Of All Diseases by Dr Tutz
Some sectors contend that pathogens or diseases are caused by germs such as bacteria, virus, fungus, parasites, which by the way are contagious. Consequently antibiotics are prescribed for it by the physician. What about cancer and other degenerative diseases, which are not contagious? So, what causes these pathogens? Some time ago, a group of multi racial scientists conducted a scientific study in Japan and concluded that all pathogens are caused by Free Radicals!
What are Free Radicals
In scientific terms, Free Radicals (FR’s) are extremely reactive and unstable chemical species having unpaired electrons that reacts with body molecules. FR’s come from internal and external sources. In layman’s terms, FR’s are toxic chemicals produced by our body during the process of metabolism, microbial killing, and bio-chemical reactions. Simply put, they are chemical terrorists inside our body that cause cell damage and leads to diseases such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, renal failure, liver diseases, asthma, and the like. A stable cell has a paired electron while FR’s have unpaired electrons and are unstable molecules, which attack the stable cells for its electrons. Then, an autocatalytic reaction ensues (i.e. push and pull fight between the Free Radicals and the good molecules) and depending on the circumstances, the FR’s win.
What the Free Radical does to the Body
The human body has 100 trillion cells, which form the tissues, which in turn form an organ, which in turn form systems, and finally the latter form the body. Therefore cells damaged by free radicals form damaged tissues, which in turn form damaged organs (i.e. heart), and damaged systems (i.e. circulatory system), which finally results to diseases (i.e. cardiopathy) .
How and Why Free Radicals Get into the Body
At this point, it would be reasonable to assume that it is not yet clear to the reader how and why FR’s get into the human body. As mentioned earlier, Free Radicals are both internally and externally generated.
Internal generation is the result of the natural process of Oxygen Metabolism (this is inevitable since we must breathe in oxygen to remain alive), which produces Super Oxide (a binary compound of oxygen and free radical) that in turn produces H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide). Both elements are produced to kill the germs that enter the body. After killing the germs, the oxides attack and damage the cells of the body. However, the body has the mechanism to eliminate the oxides, and as to how, it will be explained later.
On the other hand, External generation of FR’s is caused by:
1- Pollution – both air and water
2- (Tobacco) Smoking – cigarettes have 4,000 toxins. Smoking a stick of cigarette is equivalent to 5 minutes loss of life while the passive smoker loses 10 minutes.
3- Alcohol (wine/liquor) – produces acetaldehyde (oxidation of ethyl alcohol) which affects brain motor balance.
4- Drugs/medicines – which are usually made of synthetic chemicals tend to have side effects (on the kidneys and liver)
5- Preservatives – chemicals used to preserve processed foods (i.e. bacons, hams, hotdogs, tocino, canned foods, etc.).
6- Unhealthy foods – red meats and other fat & bad cholesterol/ laden meat & other food products.
7- Pesticides – chemicals used to kill pests and insects which attack vegetables and other agricultural produce. Despite washing, a high volume of the toxic pesticides still remains in the produce we eat.
8- Fertilizers – those made of synthetic chemicals, which have similar effect on the produce as pesticides.
9- Radiation – from appliances (microwave oven, television, etc.). sun rays such as the ultra violet rays (golfers are greatly exposed to this), which cause skin hydrolysis (or skin cancer).
10- Insufficient sleep – gives little time for the body to repair damaged cells.
11- Sedentary lifestyle – absence of physical activity/exercise.
12- Stress – under stress the immune system produces steroids which become free radicals. When the immune system is damaged, the body becomes susceptible to diseases caused by germs (i.e. bacteria, virus, and parasites). There are 4 kinds of stress:
Is Modern Man Doomed
With all these Free Radicals, the situation seems hopeless for mankind and that men would all die due to one kind of disease or another. Fortunately, the Architect (our Lord God the Almighty) of the human body has provided man with 3,000 enzymes upon birth to destroy free radicals and the ability of the body to heal itself. Once the Free Radicals are annihilated and disappear from the cells, the body starts to repair any damaged cell.
What Are Enzymes
Enzymes are different from vitamins and minerals. Enzymes are the sparks of life, which are produced by the body. There is a saying which states: without vitamins and minerals, the body is weak but without enzyme, the body is dead. Enzymes are protein carriers charged with energy and also act as catalyst, which speeds up the chemical reaction in killing the free radicals in the damaged cells and converting them into water. Then the converted water is excreted by urination, perspiration, and stool. As soon as the Free Radicals are gone, the damaged cells start to repair itself.
There are 4 kinds of enzymes namely: digestive, metabolic, anti-oxidant, and microbial. However, the enzymes deplete (with out replenishments) as we age, and because of the ever increasing external factors, which generate Free Radicals, the body works overtime to produce the necessary enzyme and same are depleted much faster before its time.
Longevity and Enzymes
In the beginning, God created man and designed his body to live hundreds of years. Adam lived up to 930 years and his descendants possessed more or less the same longevity (Genesis 5:1-32). However, God said “I will not allow people to live forever; they are mortal. From now on they will live no longer than 120 years.” (Genesis 6:3).
We can infer that because of the absence of the externally generated Free Radicals then, the amount of natural enzymes produced by the body was sufficient to support the body to live up to 120 years, the maximum age established by God.
Unfortunately, because of man’s undoing or doing and abusive lifestyle, (i.e. pollution, improper diet, unhealthy food, drugs, alcohol, etc.), modern man’s life span has been drastically reduced from that of the biblical times. The country’s National Statistical Coordinating Board reports that Filipino women now have an average life expectancy of 72.8 years, while the Filipino men have an average of 67.5 years. It can be assumed at those average ages, the body has practically zero enzymes and subject to all kinds of primary and seemingly incurable pathogens, which eventually leads to death.
However, man can still live up to 120 years with a quality and disease free body (i.e. young looking, fully functioning and strong body) provided during those years his body has ample amount of enzyme to kill all the Free Radicals, and substantially minimize if not eliminate the source of externally generated FR’s.
What and How Does it Take To Live Longer
How is it possible, let us say for a middle-aged person, if the natural enzymes produced by the body have already been considerably depleted and not sufficient to kill all the Free Radicals, which have accumulated over a lifetime and have damaged and/or still damaging the cells? If you are now suffering from hypertension, diabetes, cardio vascular diseases, arthritis, etc., it would mean only one thing: your natural enzymes are insufficient to kill all the Free Radicals in your cells. The maintenance medicine (i.e. anti-hypertension drugs) one takes is only to cure the symptoms and not the cause.
If there is insufficient amount of enzyme that is naturally produced by the body, the answer is enzyme supplements, which are available in the market today and that are as effective as the counterpart produced by the body in killing the Free Radicals. However, to be effective as a systemic therapy, taking the enzyme supplement must go hand in hand with the following:
1- A correct mind set
2- Discipline/Change in lifestyle (no alcohol, no smoking, enough sleep)
3- Proper diet (no junk food, no meat and processed foods, eat only deep water fish, eat fruits and vegetables not subjected to synthetic pesticide/ fertilizer chemicals)
4- Avoid the sun and other radiation related items
5- Exercise – passive stretching, bending and walking
6- As much as possible avoid stress.
7- If you feel much better, check with your physician if the maintenance drugs are still necessary.
8- Guard against air pollution (i.e. wearing of masks)
9- Ensure the water you use is free from pollution (i.e. mercury, ph levels, germs, etc.)