The following is my latest post on the Gluten Sensitivity/Celiac
Disease forum of BrainTalk Communities ( http://brain.hastypastry.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=141 ). You will find two threads that I have started, one dealing with viruses
and celiac disease and the other titled "The Cure for Cancer".
I hope you find it interesting.
John B. Symes, D.V.M. ("Dogtor J")
Read- "Food Intolerance- Man and Animals versus Gluten, Casein, Soy, and
Corn OR How We Won the Battle of Helm's Deep"
Hi K and K.
This understanding of viruses is actually the culmination of my study.... and the reason why my book has not
been written...yet. I have been waiting for the "punch line" and this is it...how we actually reap what we sow
in our physical lives.
All it takes is a brief review of virology and what these little guys do in nature...which is
vital to the creation and its moment-by-moment operation...and then we can see the truth about why it has all gone
wrong. Am I over-dramatizing? I don't think so.
Simply put, viruses were made to adapt. They also are integral
in the variation we see in nature. The other essential piece of information you need is how they incorporate their
genetic information into ours. Once again, it is a scientific FACT that we have more viral information in our double
stranded DNA than we do genes. Wow! Does that answer much.
So, do the genes that code for your eye color
or the fact that you have two arms, two legs, one liver, and one nose suddenly mutate and give you a "genetic" disease? No,
it is the viruses embedded in that DNA that do this. They have been there for generations and new ones are added with
each generation. The acquisition of viruses was meant for good...to help us to adapt to our ever-changing environment.
So, we should really thank someone who gives us a virus, shouldn't we? If we were optimally healthy, we would acquire
the guy and get on with our healthy lives.
BUT, because of what we have done to ourselves, the environment, and
the animals that harbor many of these viruses, some of the viruses have become "virulent". Yes, they have been FORCED
into adapting into something stronger because of what we have done. Once again, we reap what we sow.
as we become more and more unhealthy while continuing to challenge our viral inhabitants with lectins, chemicals, pollution
and "carcinogens", we reach critical mass. Our immune system IS the governor of this situation and is constantly trying
to control this situation. We have all heard it said that we are fighting cancer at every moment of every day. Yep. So, what
happens when we "assassinate our governor" by doing what we do??? Yes, the poor nutrition, malabsorption syndromes
caused by the "big 4" food intolerances, the lack of sleep, the chemicals, and more are ALL bullets that were firing away
at our governor. Once again, we reap what we sow.
With an ineffective, bullet-riddled governor and the continuation
of the virus-challenging process, we lose our grip while the viruses are forced to adapt into something more powerful
just to survive (which again is what they were charged with from the beginning...to adapt...at all costs...even to our detriment
if it came to that).
Think of them as little robots. Well hey...look at them. Most of them LOOK like little robots.
Have you seen them? They have a head that looks like the geodesic dome of the Epcot center. They have legs like a lunar lander
and are very mechanical looking. So, the analogy is most accurate. Are they living or not? A great debate rages on about this.
I think they have to be, just not by the standards that we normally use for "living". Think of them as androids.
Yeah, that's it.
And yes, once backed into a corner, they play their ultimate card- to induce a tumor that protects
them and the cells in which they reside....a fortress that walls itself off from these continued challenges. I used to
think they were trying to escape the immune system. Now I know better.
And, does a single tumor in a lung lobe or lymph
node kill anyone? Hmmm... How about the drugs and radiation designed to kill that tumor? Hmmm...again. Oh oh. And what's more, what does a virus feel forced into doing if its new cocoon is threatened? MOVE, right?
Yes, that is called metastasis. So simple, so clear...right?
Question: Would cancer resolve IF we
did enough right by stopping what we are doing that is driving these viruses crazy? We know we can prevent cancer by doing
these things, right? (Unfortunately, it is more appropriately put that we can accelerate cancer by doing enough bad
But could we take a person who has cancer (or any chronic viral disease), move them to a pristine location,
feed them perfectly, give them unpolluted water, and alter their lifestyle so that they sleep well and get plenty of exercise
and have that cancer or condition resolve? I believe the answer is a resounding YES, YES, YES. There is plenty of evidence
of this. We hear stories of people curing themselves of cancer, MS, and other serious conditions and dismiss them because
we simply don't believe that we can recover from such things. What an attitude, eh? Where did that come from anyway?
When did we lose faith in this miraculous body? And when did we start the process of literally handcuffing its attempts
to heal itself by taking all of this symptomatic medication (e.g NSAIDS to reduce fevers caused by viruses)??? I know
when and it fits like a glove into man's history.
I no longer put any limitations on what this body can do,
only one what WE can do for our body. Does that pristine environment exist? Can we eat perfectly with what we have done to
our food supply? The good news is that we don't necessarily have to be perfect. The absolute worst of the worst do, unfortunately.
But everything I have learned about medicine in the past 6 years screams at me that we are made to recover.
We just start too late and rarely do enough right? But once we see that disease is a "spectrum disorder", with its victims
ranging from the "best of the best" to the "worst of the worst", we can easily see why some people get better with "holistic"
treatment and others do not. Have those that don't done enough right...yet???
So, what IS the cure for cancer?
Does the answer lie in the laboratory? Is it hidden in the jungles of South America? OR does it lie within us all?
I think we all really know the answer to this one now, don't we? And once again.............................How cool
I hope this helps,
I ended up sending this letter to a number of friends and colleagues in both allopathic and
holistic medicine as well as posting it on a few medical and veterinary forums. Of course, it met with mixed reviews,
mostly positive (because it is a positive message) but some interesting comments came out the discussions concerning
this vital topic, which is very complex but and at the same time quite simple.
It is very much like the elimination diet that I describe at length on this Website. It
is "simple"- Avoid all gluten (wheat, barley, rye), casein (dairy products), soy and corn along with hydrogenated oils,
MSG, artificial sweeteners, and too much sugar. Simple, right? Yes, it is...until you try to apply those simple
principles. But, it can be done. And once you do, it becomes a life-style change that is pretty automatic due
to the fact that it can yield miraculous results.
The fight against cancer is also "simple"- Stop doing to ourselves what it is that makes viruses and intracellular bacteria form tumors. In other words, eliminate the carcinogens. We must also support the immune system to make it stronger.
Again, "simple", right?
The point is that, although it is an incredibly complex issue, it is simpler than
you once thought. Most people- both laymen and doctors- never knew until recently (if they do now) that viruses cause cancer.
Fewer know about the role of the newly-described intracellular bacteria (e.g. mycoplasma) in tumor formation. Knowing this
is step one. Step two is learning about carcinogens and where they can be found. Step three is eliminating them. Of course,
that's where it gets a bit tricky and involved. But, how many of you are at step one? Step two?? How about three??? Is
step three impossible?
A lack of understanding is what generates comments like the one below. Their position is
very understandable but reflects the missing knowledge on the part of the the general public when it comes to
the origins of diseases like cancer. It is this same lack that even makes people point the finger at God when things go wrong. It
is certainly not God's fault. It is man's fault- with his ignorance, intervention, and lack of desire
to know the truth combined with his greed and apathy- that we find ourlselves in this medical nightmare.
The good news is that we can turn this around. We do have our health destinies in
our own hands. It is "simply" a matter of what we are willing (and able) to do to change things.
I hope this helps,
Doctor J - Are you saying that our lifestyles can dictate whether or not we get cancer? I take offense,
and have a good friend who was the healthiest living person I know, ate right, lived right, and died at a young age from cancer.
Where's the evidence to your theory?
| I am very sorry to hear about your friend. But why would you
take offense? Do you think I am saying that we deserve to die of cancer, especially at an early age? Absolutely not.
I am saying that it happens for explainable reasons. I am angered by the fact that we are subjected to carcinogens that we
don't even know about and led to believe such lies that cow's milk is "natures perfect food", we need more grains in our diet,
and that soy is a health food. I am on this mission because I know that these things are untrue and that our
friends are dying too young because they think they are eating healthy and living right when in fact the very
staples of their diet, the fluoride and other chemicals in their water, and the air they breath are killing millions
of people like them prematurely.
And, the evidence for my "theory" is everywhere you look if you start
looking under the right rocks. It is a fact that viruses cause cancer. It has been held by high level researches
for quite some time that all cancer is viral (with the newest research adding intracellular bacteria as cofactors). That's what viruses do. they are embedded in our DNA and are passed down through the generations (e.g. breast
cancer). So why are we just now hearing about it- just in time for the vaccines they have made???
So, if viruses cause
cancer (fact) and these viruses (retroviruses) are embedded in our very genome (fact), then why do they "wait" years to show
up as cancer? What triggers them out of hiding (e.g. carcinogens)? Where do the carcinogens come from? Where are the estrogens
that set the stage for virus that causes breast cancer coming from? (Put "breast cancer virus" and "xenoestrogen" in your search.)
Why do celiacs like myself have a 50 times higher rate of some cancers than the general public?
The official number of people with celiac disease (gluten intolerance is 1:120 people in the USA. Wow! (The unofficial estimate
by researchers is 1:30. Wow...WOW!) And yet 98% of celiacs are undiagnosed in this country. The lectins of gluten are one of the things that drive viruses (and intracellular bacteria) to do what they do. Now, put all of that
together and you will start to see how people who are "the healthiest people you know" can die of cancer.
news is that the healthiest people we know do not die of cancer early in life unless one of two things
happens: They either get exposed to an overwhelming dose of carcinogens or they have a cataclysmic immune system failure-
or both. It normally takes both exposure to carcinogens and a failure in the immune system for cancer to occur.
me- I have seen and heard of more than my share of medical tragedies, especially since I have been doing consult work. But
there is rarely a case that cannot be explained in restrospect once we take into account the diet (which is complex), environment
(e.g the city in which they live and the water they drink), and lifestyle. And when I say "lifestyle", I am not suggesting
that people have to be doing things that would be considered socially unacceptable to get cancer (although that can be true).
I am talking about "simple" things, such as not getting enough sleep (which is HUGE and extremely common), not getting
enough exercise (which is very common), not getting enough sunlight, and enduring too much stress, all of which are commonplace
in today's world. Of course, smoking and excessive alcohol use are big contributors.
If your friend lived
in one of two areas of my city, that alone could help explain why they developed cancer. Erin Brockovich could
have a field day in my and many of the reader's cities. If they were a women who developed breast, cervical or ovarian cancer
then the pollution added to the phenomenal estrogen and trans fat overload in the Standard American Diet (SAD) is more than
enough to explain it, especially when we understand that millions of people have at least one of the "big 4" food intolerances,
including celiac disease, which can wreak havoc on the competency of the immune system.
Here is a Website for you all
to see how your county stacks up air pollution-wise. Mine is in the top 90-100% for air pollution related cancer. Ugh. http://scorecard.org/Again, I am very sorry that you have a close friend who fell
victim to this horrible disease. My brother's best friend just lost a child to leukemia- another virus, which some researchers
believe could have come from the bovine leukemia virus in cow's milk. There is epidemiological evidence to
support this. (Read Dr. Frank Oski's book Don't Drink Your Milk, written when he was the Chief of Pediatrics of John's
Hopkins University. Wow!) Whose "fault" is it that he died of leukemia? I would never suggest that it was his parents
fault. It is the world's fault- our collective failure to see what we have done...and are still doing...to ourselves
and our environments and our failure to change things.
More and more people (and dogs) are dying of cancer-and earlier-
than ever before. And, there are reasons for this that are identifiable and preventable. That is the point of
this thread. But these reasons are not always grossly obvious. I would have never guessed that wheat and dairy were literally
killing me. Now, all I have to do is move.
I sincerely hope this helps,
Here is an easy way for those of you who are interested to find
some of highlights of what I have found in the 6.5 years I have been researching this topic:
"breast cancer virus"
"cancer air pollution "
"soy,cancer" (Yes, you will have to weed through
the "benefits" of soy)
"osteosarcoma virus" (Yes, they KNOW that bone cancer in
"virus adaptation" (for you die-hards)
"Did God Make Pathogenic Viruses" (Life-changing information)
your search and read until you fall asleep (if you can afterwards). That's what I did for 6.5 years. I feel certain that (after
4.5 years), you will come many of the same conclusions.
Yes, the evidence is everywhere. You just have to want
to know the truth and to know where to find it.
The "odd" thing is that many people who ask me questions about the
chronic illness that they desperately want to be free of do not like the answer that they actually have their destiny in their
own hands and that the elimination of certain foods, habits, and environments could have a dramatic positive impact on their
"I understand what you're saying. Hey, it all makes sense. I think I could do the wheat thing but there is
no way you're taking away my cheese!" Hmmm... Is it the lack of understanding, the previous misconceptions, or the unwillingness
to sacrifice that prevents them from getting well?
Perhaps they need more evidence. Thank God for the Internet.
I hope you enjoyed your time here and got something important from your stay. It is
my goal to help all of mankind navigate through the jungle of medical information now available on the Internet and find the
truth about the origins of what we call "disease" as well as discover the natural solutions for these conditions.
We do have our health's destiny in our own hands more than we've ever
imagined, certainly more than most have ever been told. Think naturally and the answer will come.
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