Friday, April 15, 2011
Responding to Radiations: The Way Nature Intended
The following article was created by a terrific upcoming leader, and articulate writer, Oona Mourier PhD ...
"I have been putting together the pieces that make sense to me to deal with radiation. Hope that would be useful for all of you. Pass it along
Many people have been asking about radiations after the nuclear accident in Japan. I have been puzzled by how little we do know about how to protect ourselves.
We know that the best technology in the world is Mother Nature herself. The answers to how to respond to radiations is in Nature. Once again we need to remember that we are One with nature and our key to survival is in nature herself.
As third time survivor of cancer, I have been wondering what can we do in a world where chemotherapy, radiation, EMF and toxic substance have become common occurrence. I do believe that the path to healing is to go back to nature.
So here are a few of the pieces that I have been able to piece together that so far have allowed me to be in an amazing health.
We are exposed to radiation daily from natural sources such as cosmic rays, radioactive minerals, and even sunlight. Other sources include nuclear waste, industrial waste, and building materials. Medical X-rays, mammograms, CT scans EMF etc…
Everyone in the world is exposed to continuous low level of radiation. Low dose of radiation spread over long periods of time. The effects of low dose of radiation don’t cause an immediate problem to the body, but the effect occurs at the level of the cells and the results might not be observed for many years. The principal effect of low dose of radiation is the concern of being the induction of cancer and a potent mutagen.
The interaction of radiation with oxygen caused increased production of free radicals. In order to cope with these adverse conditions, aerobic organisms that survived have antioxidant defense systems to quench excessive levels of free radicals and repair systems with Redox Signaling Molecules that can correct mutagenic changes and be mobilized.
In order to understand what to do with radiations, we must understand what happen to the cells and how cells heal and what is science teaching us about healing.
This paper will cover 3 components in the healing process.
- Redox Signaling
The human body is constantly working to maintain cellular health. It does this by balancing reactive molecules to rid the body of harmful components and to clean up the oxidative stress and free radical damage that occur at the cellular level. When these reactive molecules are in the proper balance, the immune system and healing process function at their optimal level.
These simple Redox Signaling molecules are classified into two groups, Reactive Oxygen and Reduced Species. The Reactive Oxygen Species arms the immune system and Reduced Species activates the antioxidants. A careful (homeostatic) balance between these two species is maintained in all cells and tissues. When a problem or damage occurs, this balance is disturbed, this sends a signal to cause the cells and tissues to defend and repair themselves, thus restoring healthy balance.
Redox signaling powers up the cell’s antioxidant shields.
Certain redox signaling molecules are used to recharge and activate the native antioxidants that protect healthy cells from oxidative stress and free radical damage. Your cells are already full of these native antioxidants, they are placed as barriers that protect the more sensitive parts of the cells, such as the DNA in the nucleus. Every microsecond, trillions and trillions of these antioxidants in every cell are doing their job to protect the every cell from oxidants. Oxidants are also natively produced as part of the normal metabolism of sugars that provides our cells with energy. As long as the mixture of redox signaling molecules is balanced, the antioxidants in the cells and tissues are easily able to defend themselves against such oxidants.
When cells and tissues are damaged, by toxins and radiation they send out redox signaling messages for help. This starts a cascade of messengers that are quickly spread throughout the affected area where they call for action to start the healing process (blood supply is redirected, native antioxidants empowered and increased, DNA repair elicited, immune response initiated, inflammation, cell communication enhanced, regeneration efforts started, etc.). The healing process is a well orchestrated effort to either repair the damaged cells or cause the un-repairable cells to die and be replaced by healthy ones and thus restore healthy cells and tissue.
Increasing the amount of balanced redox signaling carriers in your cells and tissues simply helps to make this whole orchestrated effort much more efficient. Healthy cells are more likely to be able to defend themselves and the immune system is more likely to respond correctly, inter-cellular communication channels are clearer and more efficient. The concept is elegant, these redox signaling carriers do not force the system to act or react differently than it already does. It simply clarifies the signals that help the immune response and healing process proceed as it should, and do so much more efficiently
Redox signaling tunes up cell’s communication channels
Every cell in the body MUST be able to communicate with its neighboring cells in order to function correctly. Communication channels exist that allow messengers to run back and forth between cells. These messengers actually program the DNA in the cells to act as it should in the environment where they live. Redox signaling carriers help move these messengers from cell to cell as well as sending the signals inside and between cells.
An increase in the amount of balanced redox signaling molecules makes the cell’s communication channels more efficient. This is especially important when the tissues must respond to a stressor or invader. Quick and accurate response is important. Efficient communication channels make it more likely that the cells and immune systems will respond as they are designed to do.
Optimizes correct immune system function
In order for the immune system to function as it should, a myriad of communication signals need to be carried between cells, signals that detect damage, signals that control blood flow and control inflammation, signals that activate the immune system response and help determine when, where and what the immune cells attack (and what they do not attack). The immune response is a coordinated effort that depends heavily on redox signaling and other types of signaling.
Increasing the amount of balanced redox signaling molecules helps make the signaling processes between cells more efficient. With clearer signals, the immune system can operate with increased efficiency. This means that the immune system will be more likely to detect and attack threats that it should engage and less likely to attack healthy cells that it should not engage. This action tends to normalize the immune system function, if overactive it will help decrease its activity, if underactive it will help increase activity. In short, the immune system will tend to operate at optimal efficiency.
Currently ASEA is the only source of redox signaling. Human blood resembles the chemistry of the ocean. The human body is like the earth it carries an ocean within it. The redox molecules in ASEA are stabilized in saline water, the same water that exists in our body, the same redox molecules that are in our body.
Studies show that Glutathione protects the cell from damaging radicals which cause cancer and DNA damage.
Glutathione status is a highly sensitive indicator of cell functionality and viability. Glutathione is a critical factor in protecting organisms against toxicity and disease.
Dr. Jimmy Gutman, world's most published author on the subject of glutathione said:
"Human health can be adversely affected by exposure to radiation. This can come in the form of simple sunlight, to x-Ray exposure and more ominously, fallout from a failed nuclear reactor as seen currently in Japan.”
“Tissue damage, whether resulting in a sunburn or in thyroid cancer,is caused by “ionizing” radiation. It describes the release of free radicals from the molecules struck by the radiation. Most readers by now can easily connect the dots linking glutathione levels to protection from damaging rays. Raising glutathione levels protects cells from damage by the most dangerous of free radicals (the hydroxyl-radical) released when ionizing radiation hits us. Besides avoiding exposure to radiation, the next best thing to consider is limiting the damage. Our cells own protective mechanisms rely on glutathione to do this.’
Increasing the amount of balanced redox-signaling molecules in the cells and tissues helps recharge and activate the native antioxidants that are already in the cells, making them much more efficient. This enhances the natural protection mechanisms of the cell, naturally, powering up the natural antioxidant shields that are already placed there for just that purpose, making the healthy cells and tissues more likely to be able to defend themselves.
Antioxidants -- the most well known of which are vitamins C and E -- are important for good health because they neutralize free radicals, which can build up in cells and cause damage. Because glutathione exists within the cells, it is in a prime position to neutralize free radicals. It also has potentially widespread health benefits because it can be found in all types of cells, including the cells of the immune system, whose job is to fight disease.
Most published paper on radiation protection talk about glutathione. Until recently the way to increase Glutathione was very difficult. Glutathione when ingested (in pill form) will only pass through your system. Getting it through IV is one way to increase it.
At this time we have the first product ASEA that increases the activity of Glutathione, SOD over 500% in the body.
Glutathione is a naturally occurring substance that acts as an antioxidant, an immune system booster, and a detoxifier. Something that can help your body repair damage caused by stress, pollution, radiation, infection, drugs, poor diet, aging, injury, trauma, and burns.
What Is Glutathione?
Gluthatione is the most important endogenous antioxidant in the body. It is manufactured by our own body. It is the only antioxidant that can recycle itself. No other antioxidant can do that.
Main function of Gluthatione is to maintain cellular redox homeostasis, tp help maintain the oxidation level of your cells. For example hemoglobin has to be in a reduce state before it can carry oxygen. If it oxidize it cannot fulfilled its work.
Because glutathione exists within the cells, it is in a prime position to neutralize free radicals. It also has potentially widespread health benefits because it can be found in all types of cells, including the cells of the immune system, whose job is to fight disease.
What Does Glutathione Do?
The strong antioxidant effect of glutathione helps keep cells running smoothly. It also helps the liver remove chemicals that are foreign to the body, such as drugs and pollutants.
The important role that glutathione plays in health has come from studies in people who are severely ill.
"If you look in a hospital situation at people who have cancer, AIDS, or other very serious disease, almost invariably they are depleted in glutathione,". "The reasons for this are not completely understood, but we do know that glutathione is extremely important for maintaining intracellular health."
Who Does Glutathione Help?
People are using glutathione for the treatment of a whole host of conditions. Research has demonstrated that taking glutathione actually lowers glutathione in cancer cells while increasing it in normal cells. As a result, the cancer cells are more vulnerable to chemotherapy, and the normal cells are protected.
Glutathione is also known as the toxic waste neutralizer of the body. In the liver it will neutralize toxic pollutants and even carcinogens and eliminate them from the body. Glutathione has been shown to alleviate chemotherapy and radiation exposure.
It has been established that glutathione offers radiation protection and is first line of protection against environmental chemicals and toxins.
Water is a unique entity and an important part of processing and repairing the effect of radiation. Living water provides everything needed to sustain and maintain our living eco-systems, It is one of our first defense against environmental assaults that disturb our cellular homeostasis, or balance. When we are expose to radiation, the body’s defense need to be activated and the DNA need to be repaired.
Structured water is found surrounding healthy DNA, whereas unorganized water is found surrounding the DNA of diseased tissue. With a high degree of structuring, water can remember and can be considered highly energetic water with the ability to activate and support numerous metabolic functions.
The double helical structure of DNA, for example, is due largely to hydrogen bonding between the base pairs, which link one complementary strand to the other and enable the replication of DNA.
If the water cannot penetrate our cells properly, it ends up in the interstitial tissues meaning the space between cells. In this location, it can not do the work of cleansing our cells which results in the buildup of toxins and an increase of acidity in the body which in turn increases the risk of cancer.
When the size of the water clusters are small, they are more bio-available meaning that more oxygen, hydrogen, minerals are available, nutrients are easily carried into the cells, the work of cleansing the cells of acid waste and toxins becomes more efficient. The balance of the cells can be maintained creating a better defense against aggressions.
Healthier Cells Healthier Cells - supported by tightly bonded, hexagonal water clusters - created by "structure making" ions.
Pollutants and toxins are unable to bond with water molecules and create toxin accumulation and cellular problems.
Unhealthy Cells - characterized by loosely bonded, pentagonal or unstructured water clusters and "structure-breaking" ions (see table above).
Pollutants and toxins can easily bond with water molecules and create toxic accumulation and cellular problems.
Antioxidant Alkaline Ionized Water has a huge capacity to store energy which can be released immediately when it is utilized by living organism.
The size of the water clusters
Clusters of water are damaged and destabilized by water pipes, by containers, by time, by travel and by storage.
Waters amazing ability to change structures has only been recently validated and is now looked at as one of the most important characteristics of water. If cells structure and water structure are disorganized, illness can appear. When the cells are organized, diseases have no place to settle and better health can be achieved. Water's structure is a flexible composition of hydrogen bonds, forces, and mineral electrolytes.
With a high degree of structuring water can remember and can be considered highly energetic water with the ability to activate and support numerous metabolic functions.
So as we look for ways to respond to the threat in the environment, we are really called to evolve as human beings to adapt we need to return to the ways of Mother Nature, We also need to protect our children of the effect of EMF on their brain. I believe it is the best chance to evolve as a culture. It seems to me the wisest way to go."
In Health and Oneness
Oona Mourier PhD
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