Written by Dr. Michael Moss
Great news! I will be hosting my first community health talk at Breadbecker’s on March 6th! Sue Becker is one of the health leaders in Woodstock and we are very excited to team up with her as we reach out to the community and teach what we know to be health transforming information. When I first heard this information 5 years ago, I could barely contain myself. I started to think of all the people in my life, all the friends and family members that could benefit from hearing the real, true answer to their health woes. I still haven’t shut up about it. It’s that important to me that everyone I know has access to the same information that I know. All of you should be thinking of someone right now that is in need of hearing this information. Get them to this talk… if you have to pick them up and carry them in… it is crucial that they get this chance to get and stay well. It may be the only time in their life they ever get to hear it!
That being said, I want to give you some insight into what we will be covering that night…
There are brilliant explorers and scientists throughout history that have made important discoveries that have completely changed our perspective on how we, as humans, view the world. The world was once thought to be flat. Magellan proved this to be wrong in one voyage out to sea. Galileo proved with the telescope that we do not live in an Earth-centered solar system, but rather that the Earth revolves around the Sun. Without Einstein, we wouldn’t have GPS, computers, remote controls, CD players, cell phones, or anything that requires a laser. Newton, Aristotle, Mendel… The list goes on and on, and each has re-shaped our paradigm. Today, a cell biologist named Bruce Lipton has changed our paradigm once again. You can think of him like an Albert Einstein of today. After spending 35+ years looking into a microscope, he discovered that genes do not control our health! After years of science blaming our health on our genes, we are no longer victimized by our specific genome. We control our genes! With the exception of a handful of genetic diseases (only about 2.5% of all diseases known to man… having an extra chromosome, missing one, genetic mutations… these are examples of true genetic defects resulting in disease), we have the power to live a long and healthy life!
“A gene can DO nothing by itself. It can only be expressed or unexpressed. We control what genes are expressed”
A gene is nothing but a blueprint. And, just like a blueprint… it can do nothing by itself unless acted on by an outside force. In other words, it is up to the architect to read and interpret the information on the blueprint. Think of two houses with the exact same blueprint. It is up the architect to decide whether or not to use good and long lasting materials like brick and mortar.. or to use sticks and model glue. One house will last for what will seem like an eternity, while the other may cave in the during the first rain. Our genes contain the information for health and vitality, but if we bring faulty raw materials to build our body with… our bodies will not be able to weather even the smallest storm.
Bruce Lipton proved this in a simple and highly reproducible experiment with stem cells. Stem cells taken from an organism contain the exact same genetic code as the next stem cell taken from the same organism. They are absolute carbon copies of each other. Keeping that in mind… if you put one cell in a petri dish (glass dish used to culture cells) with an environment that has proper nutrition to create a bone cell… that stem cell will grow into a bone cell. Now, if you take another stem cell with the exact same genetic code and put it into another petri dish with an environment conducive to creating a liver cell… that stem cell will grow into a healthy liver cell. Ask yourself, “how closely does a liver cell resemble a heart in physicality and function?” Not at all! They are nothing alike! They come from the same genes… yet the only thing that we’ve changed in this experiment is… wait for it…. wait for it…. still waiting….
Environmental signals control our genes, by turning them “on” or “off”… leaving them “expressed” or “unexpressed”. So, it was the environmental signals that turned the stem cell liver gene on in one dish, and the bone cell gene on in the other. So how do we control our genes? By changing our environment. Interestingly, if you put toxins in the petri dish, the cell becomes weak, dysfunctional, and diseased. And, miraculously, if you take the toxins back out of the petri dish and the environment of the cell, the cell begins to express healthy function once again! Here’s the kicker. We are all skin covered petri dishes. Our specific cell and organ function is directly correlated to the environment that we provide our cells and genes with. So, what materials are you building your body with? What toxins are the cells in your petri dish being exposed to? Today we have to work harder at protecting our health than at any previous time in history. Our bodies and our cells are being continuously bombarded with toxins and less than ideal raw materials on a daily basis. But, this is our reality. We are responsible for protecting our greatest asset, our health.
So, what did Bruce Lipton (the Albert Einstein of today) prove with one simple experiment? That 98% of every disease known to man is not only preventable, but our incredible bodies are also capable of reversing and healing them through lifestyle changes.