Today's medical fad: The Genetic Myth
[Posted 26 October 2003, Last updated 16 November 2003]
I have to admit... This article is inspired by TELEVISION, of all things. Either Thursday or Wednesday, I was at a Mexican restaurant having lunch when CNN Headline News ran two "medical" stories in the half-hour, blaming genetics for breast cancer and OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). Now I know, as do most well-educated people, that TV news stories are often bogus, and I don't have time to respond to them. Big advertisers (think drug commercials) heavily influence news content, making independent radio stations and certain internet news services (see the news links on my main page) the last bastions of "honest" news, with their news largely uncontrolled by corporate advertising dollars. In this case, knowing that neither cancer nor OCD is caused by genetics, and that effective cancer cures have been available yet deliberately suppressed since the early 1900s, today I'll write a short article about the Genetic Fad.
I'm not the first to notice that blaming everything on genetics has become a fad in the medical field. About ten years ago in his Rare Earths Forbidden Cures book, Dr. Joel Wallach made the assertion that genetic explanations of numerous diseases were just another fad. Genetic models of disease are encouraged by research grant funding sources, often companies that stand to profit from experimental "gene therapy" treatments.
Wallach is a colorful character. If you search the internet for him, you'll find two photos of the man used over and over, one in a cowboy hat and American flag shirt, the other in combat fatigues driving a Humvee. Well, my favorite photo of Wallach isn't a flaky guy on an internet site -- it's found in his Rare Earths Forbidden Cures book: Wallach in his younger days, wearing a white lab coat, holding an infant monkey with cystic fibrosis. Wallach was the first research scientist to discover cystic fibrosis (CF) in monkeys. He also discovered what caused cystic fibrosis shortly thereafter -- a prenatal selenium deficiency in the mother. Until then (and even now, among traditional doctors), cystic fibrosis was promoted as a "genetic" disease. So Wallach reported these landmark findings to his bosses at the National Institutes of Health, and was promptly fired the next day. Why? Well, isn't it obvious? There goes their cystic fibrosis research money! Who's going to give all those high-priced scientists cushy jobs for their entire lives if the problem has been SOLVED?? And solved with inexpensive vitamins and minerals for a woman during pregnancy, no less!
In 1978, I (Wallach) discovered the first agreed upon CF [cystic fibrosis] in nonhumans; the test animals were NASA monkeys; the diagnosis was agreed to by experts from Johns Hopkins Medical School, Emory University and the CF Foundation!!!! Once they realized that this wasn't a genetic accident but CF was a recreatable selenium deficiency, they fired me within 24 hours' notice, 10 days after my wife had died. Dr. Paul de St. Agnese stated that "if anything important was to be discovered on CF, it would be in his NIH laboratory." Since 1978, we have treated 450 CF patients with excellent results; we have essentially cured infants three months old who started on the program (they are 12 years old today) and have helped CF women have healthy pregnancies and normal babies!
[Wallach goes on to cite additional evidence that cystic fibrosis is caused by a selenium deficiency and throughout his books reveals methods for treating CF patients.] - Joel Wallach, DVM, ND, and Ma Lan, MD, MS, Let's Play Doctor!, p. 77.
Wallach was a hard-working Veterinarian and research scientist, his first major project a cause-of-death study for thousands of zoo animals. His research then expanded to cause-of-death in humans, and he eventually became an ND (Naturopathic Doctor) in order to treat humans with nutrient-based therapies used by Vets and farmers for their animals. His patients "were treated like dogs, but they got better." He particularly wanted to treat cystic fibrosis cases, as no one else in the field was willing to accept a new paradigm for the disease. As he explains in his books, there are no health insurance policies for farm animals -- Vets and farmers are very familiar with the common deficiency causes of most disease, and blend supplements into farm feed to prevent such disorders from occurring in the fist place. Wallach is very aware of simple deficiency diseases being passed off as genetics or other complicated theories. He wrote several books covering the vitamin and mineral deficiencies that cause these "genetic" diseases in humans.
So am I saying that breast cancer and OCD are deficiency diseases? Yes (to OCD) and no (to cancer), but they certainly aren't "genetic" in nature.
Cancer: Microorganisms, not genes
Cancer is caused by microorganisms. Two brilliant research scientists have proven this fact, known since the 1930's. Yet both scientists were effectively ridiculed and shut down by the AMA and FDA, much like Wallach facing the NIH over Cystic Fibrosis. The "genetic," "no one knows for sure," "terminal illness" model works well for the medical/pharmaceutical industry. Works well to the tune of billions of dollars per year! Billions they'd lose if patients could undergo inexpensive treatment with Rife or Clark frequencies and avoid the need for hospitalization, chemo "therapy" drugs, surgery, and most importantly, death.
Royal Raymond Rife, a privately-funded scientist working in the early to mid-1900's, isolated a cancer-causing virus which he labeled BX. Rife had built a number of high-powered microscopes for his lab work, existing only in his laboratory and later destroyed by his enemies. The closest technology to Rife's microscopes today is the Grayfield microscope from Germany, which I think (but am not sure) costs around $600,000. (Scroll down on their page to find the link to online movies about the microscope.) With these elaborate microscopes, Rife was able to see living organisms at resolutions only seen (and seen poorly) with electron microscopes. He said that the BX/cancer virus was aerobic, ovoid, purplish-red, granular, and measured about 1/15th of a micron. When BX was injected into laboratory rats, it caused cancer tumors.
Prior to finding the BX cancer virus, Rife developed a method to kill microorganisms called "Harmonic Resonance." Essentially, Harmonic Resonance involved experimenting to find a frequency that would kill an organism, and then using that frequency on animals/humans to kill the organism while the animal was left unharmed. Rife called the frequency at which a targeted organism would vibrate apart its "Mortal Oscillatory Rate" (MOR), which he found through tedious experimentation on each microbial species. Experimentation on BX showed that waves in the infrared, ultraviolet, and x-ray spectrum would not kill the BX virus, but a certain band of radio waves did. (Traditional medicine uses x-rays to shrink tumors, but often the patient dies anyway, because a tumor is just a symptom of the cancer -- not the cause.) In 1934, after he was able to both cause and cure cancer in lab rats using the BX virus and its Mortal Oscillatory Rate, Rife was invited to participate in a landmark study in La Jolla, California. He was asked to cure 16 people with advanced terminal cancer or tuberculosis. (It is thought 14 of them had advanced terminal cancer, 2 had tuberculosis). Within 70 days of treatment with Rife frequencies, 14 of the patients were cured; then three weeks later, the remaining 2 were cured.
The "transformation" as you term it, or what we term the "transitional state" of these organisms, is accomplished by the media upon which we grow them, that's all. Because we can change these organisms readily by the media upon which we grow them, from one organism to another, as long as that organism belongs in the same category or what we term the same "group" as a series of organisms... What I believe is that some of these non-pathogenic organisms we have with us at all times -- our metabolism changes those.
- Royal Raymond Rife, The Rise and Fall of a Scientific Genius; The Forgotten Story of Royal Raymond Rife (audio quotes of Rife from video).
Rife's work is much more complicated than this -- the theory of pleomorphism is involved, namely that the medium a microorganism is grown in can determine its form within its own "group" of possible species. The theory of Pleomorphism was propounded as early as the 1800's by the French scientist Antoine Bechamp, and was popular again in Rife's day due to experiments by leading microbiologists which seemed to support the theory. (Both the Rife microscopes and the Grayfield microscope have proven pleomorphism.) Many scientists contemporary to Rife had noticed that certain types of bacteria seemed to be "pleomorphic" in nature. Specifically, bacterial cultures were passed through a stone filter, and from organisms small enough to pass through the filter yet too small to be seen by a conventional microscope, several different organisms could be produced by culturing this "filterable form" of the bacteria on different media. Rife was able to culture the cancer virus in his laboratory only with the "Kendall Media" (K-Media) -- a difficult, time-consuming liquid medium developed by Dr. Arthur Kendall, made largely from pigs' intestines. The cancer virus was found to be pleomorphic in nature, as Rife was able to culture another virus (which he called BY), a bacterium, and a fungus from BX's filterable form. An asparagus-based medium produced a fungus instead of the cancer virus. This could account for why cancer is a disease of many causes and cures -- the body's chemistry is altered enough to either allow the growth of BX, or stop it. (Obviously, this is another possible explanation for why vegetarians are statistically less likely to develop cancer.)
...Nine-tenths of the criticism is a cloak of ignorance. When they don't know themselves, "then it ain't," as the boy says.
- Royal Raymond Rife, The Rise and Fall of a Scientific Genius; The Forgotten Story of Royal Raymond Rife (audio quotes of Rife from video).
Rife's demise was the AMA, specifically Morris Fishbein, thought to be a bigger mass murderer than Hitler and Stalin combined by suppressing various cancer cures like Rife's and Hoxsey's. They systematically discredited and destroyed Rife's work and equipment in a saga largely covered by Barry Lynes' books and various web sites. I won't cover it here, but perhaps will do so in future years if I feel inspired to write more about cancer treatment suppression. In the meantime, here are a few web sites to visit with information on Rife:
http://www.zerozerotwo.org/ (an excellent video)
With Rife and his advanced microscopes gone, the medical and pharmaceutical fields have made billions of dollars on ineffective yet EXPENSIVE cancer treatments. In the interim, the FDA and AMA continue to shut down every effective cancer treatment they can find. Manufacturers of Rife machines (the frequency generators) and their repair shops are still targeted today for occasional government raids and frivolous, harassing legal action.
Enter Hulda Clark -- an older research scientist, PhD in cell physiology, worked in the department where the first Electrocardiogram was done ("a sort of volt meter for the body," as she describes it). Clark happened to like playing with radio waves, a habit she acquired during the popularity of Crystal radio sets in her younger years. When Clark's government research grant ended, she entered into private research, and during that time decided to take radio readings on microorganisms. She soon discovered that different species of organisms each emit their own unique band of radio waves, enabling a scientist to identify a species simply by the frequencies it emits, i.e., no microscope required! When the organisms die (many laboratory slide specimens are dead), they continue to emit the top bands of those radio waves, at least while still intact. Hence her discovery, the "Syncrometer," which Clark uses to identify organisms within patients in vivo (while still alive). No need to poke a patient with a biopsy needle or suffer exploratory surgery with Clark's Syncrometer. The Syncrometer exploits the principle that two equals give radio resonance in a radio circuit, a technique that allows Clark to find both organisms and pollutants within a living patient, and even pinpoint organs where they are found. This is an invention that could, and should, be discussed at great length, but for the sake of time & space, I'll refer you to Clark's books, specifically The Cure for All Cancers and The Cure for All Diseases, which describe the Syncrometer and how to build one yourself from common parts at Radio Shack:
The Cure for All Diseases
The Cure for All Cancers
The Cure For All Advanced Cancers
The Cure for HIV/AIDS
The Cure (a video)
With her Syncrometer, Clark didn't need a Rife microscope to find organisms involved in diseases. She soon studied cancer, and found three organisms to be involved:
Fasciolopsis buskii - a parasite
Clostridium - a bacteria
SV-40 - a virus
At the Rife Conference 2003, Clark said that SV-40 might be the BX virus Rife was seeing, but until someone can isolate the cancer virus again with a microscope capable of seeing such a small virus, she can't be sure. Another speaker at the Rife conference mentioned that black walnut hull tincture, an herb Clark uses to kill the Fasciolopsis buskii adult parasites, also kills the BX virus. This could explain why Clark's zapper and herbal protocols for cancer were working even before she found the virus involved in cancer.
Strange as it appears, it now seems obvious that every living creature broadcasts its presence like a radio station, the sun, or the stars. I have named it bioradiation... I do not know what bioradiation, this electrical broadcast from our cells, is made of. Only its frequency was noticed and caught (modulated) in such a way as to be measurable. And this frequency, 1,520,000 to 9,460,000 Hz (for a human infant) is in the radio frequency (RF) range. Anyone who is experienced with RF knows its strange behavior. Not strange in the "unknown" sense but in the amazing sense. Circuits don't need to be complete or closed for it to travel. Bodies and objects can "pick it up" without being in the circuit. These amazing properties are due to the capacitive and inductive properties of objects all around us, including ourselves.
- Hulda Clark, PhD, ND. The Cure for All Diseases (1995), pp 12-13.
The next invention of Clark's was similar to Rife's radio frequencies to kill the BX virus: The Zapper. Not just any zapper -- one machine used by physical therapists to help tissue heal faster is also called a zapper. I'm referring specifically to Hulda Clark's zapper. After Clark discovered that every organism emits its own unique band of radio waves, its own "radio signature," she wanted to know what would happen if those same frequencies were blasted back at the organism. She found that the organisms don't die immediately, but they never recover. Clark and her son Geoffrey then discovered that a zero-offset (positive-offset) wave, i.e. varying the voltage from positive to zero instead of positive to negative, would kill a wide range of microoranisms. Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites could be killed all at once with sufficient voltage and time, using a frequency in a specific range. This positive-offset wave was Clark's huge advancement beyond Rife's frequency generator -- tedious experimentation is no longer necessary to find the exact frequency in order to kill a microorganism. Clark combines use of the zapper with simple herb combinations and other protocols to cure cancer at her research clinic in Mexico.
Hulda Clark was finally accepted by Rife followers, and was invited to speak at the 2003 Rife Conference in Seattle. (I attended, and might write an article about the conference on a later date.) One of the speakers at the conference praised the Hulda Clark zapper, saying its zero-offset DC-based waves were a great contribution to electronic medicine. Many attendees were calling Clark's zapper "the poor man's Rife machine," with the best Clark-style zappers running less than $200 each, and Rife machines running several thousand dollars. Of course, not everyone can use a Clark-style zapper. She warns pregnant women, people with pacemakers, and people with metal implants (like titanium hip replacements, pins and rods inserted after auto accidents, etc.) against trying it, as it hasn't been tested on these groups of people for safety. So for some cancer patients wanting to try electronic medicine, the Rife machine may be the only option. There are additional issues, such as the zapper's poor penetration into certain areas of the body, for example the teeth. However, even with the zapper's limitations, Clark's combination with herbs, pollutant avoidance, and other protocols usually result in a faster cure than the Rife exeriment's 70-90 days.
By zapping I mean selectively electrocuting pathogens. For years I used a commercial frequency generator to "zap" one pathogen after another. ...I would find that organisms were transmitting as low as 170,000 and as high as 690,000 Hz... To cover this larger range, spending three minutes for every 1000 Hz, would take 26 hours... In 1994 my son built a hand held, battery operated, accurate frequency generator. The purpose was to enable everyone to kill the intestinal fluke at 434,000 Hz with a low cost device... When I tested it on one of my own bacteria, however, three others at much different frequencies died also! This had never happened before. When I tested it on others, even though they had dozens of pathogens, all were killed! Subsequent testing showed it was not due to some unique design, or special wave form produced by the device. It was due to battery operation! Any positively offset frequency kills all bacteria, viruses and parasites simultaneously given sufficient voltage (5 to 10 volts), duration (seven minutes), and frequency (anything from 10 Hz to 500,000 Hz). Before this I had always set my commercial frequency generator to alternate between positive and negative voltage. Now I tried setting it to alternate between positive and zero voltage (positive offset). It was just as effective as the battery operated frequency generator my son designed.
- Hulda Clark, PhD, ND. The Cure for All Diseases (1995), pp 13-15.
Using treatments based on this microbial model of cancer, Clark's success rates with cancer were almost 100% in her book on advanced cancer. As far as I know, only Rife and Clark have had success rates this high, and neither of them said cancer was "genetic". Rife and Clark used two very different discovery paths, and both led them to the same conclusion -- that microorganisms cause cancer, and that cancer is cured with treatments that target those organisms. The genetic theory of cancer falls flat on its face in the context of effective science. Only financial incentives keep the genetic theory afloat.
Finally, before I move onto OCD, I should mention that like Rife, Clark was also ridiculed, harassed, and driven out of the country by the FDA, AMA, FTC, and other news & government agencies, but with a twist that has served to popularize her methods. Clark is very mild-mannered, a hard-core scientist who loves talking about her work and every step that led her to each discovery, and of course what she's working on now. But in a way, she was much tougher than Rife. When her research clinic in the US was shut down, she moved it to Tijuana, Mexico, where she continues her research and cures people of cancer, AIDS, and other diseases. Not only did she continue practicing, she PUBLISHED her findings in books, enabling people to cure their own cancer at home. In this way, her work couldn't be shut down simply by intimidating doctors not to use it. (Threats of de-licensing doctors who use these technologies have been effective at keeping them out of medical practices in general.) By the admission of one of Clark's AMA adversaries, Clark's book The Cure for All Diseases has sold millions of copies. And that's with word-of-mouth advertising only. Clark doesn't have a huge advertising budget like pharmaceutical companies. No TV ads. The protocol works for someone, then that person passes it on by word-of-mouth or a written account.
Clark's work has spread across the world in the ten short years since The Cure for All Cancers was published. Ask at any health food store in America -- they know who Hulda Clark is, and they probably carry her books too. Look for her books at Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any major bookstore. People like me, who have never had cancer, read Clark's books, own a zapper, and have tried both the herbal cleanses and zapper. (I haven't needed a single antibiotic prescription since I bought my zapper. I don't see a doctor for the flu or colds anymore, either -- the zapper takes care of them for me.) Thousands claim that Clark's methods have cured their "incurable" cancer or other diseases. In effect, Clark has single-handedly moved groundbreaking, safe, effective medical care directly into the hands of the common household. All because the government and medical/pharmaceutical industry tried to suppress her findings.
OCD: Deficiencies, not genes
Special Note: If you're inspired by this article to try natural therapies for any mental diagnosis you may have, please read this article first:
This, and a few other articles on drugawareness.org, cover the withdrawal problems of psychiatric drugs. Be sure to consult a health care professional before attempting to switch to natural methods, and note the recommendation for a GRADUAL withdrawal.
OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) is a mental disorder with a similar chemistry to schizophrenia. Both diseases involve seratonin deficiency (or a perceived deficiency) in the brain. However, symptoms of the two diseases are somewhat different, as are their reputed causes and remedies.
Schizophrenia, based on an excellent 1952 scientific study by Abram Hoffer, PhD, MD, is primarily a Vitamin B-3 deficiency, and is controlled well with B-3 supplementation. Other researchers like Donald Rudin, MD, have shown that flaxseed oil supplements also help schizophrenia in most cases, which may simply be due to the fact that Omega-3 fatty acids are so important for brain health in general. In his Rare Earths book (pp. 90, 165), Wallach treats schizophrenia with the same method for bipolar, and mentions both Vitamin B-3 and Essential Fatty Acids (including Omega-3's), among several other vitamins, minerals, and other factors like food allergies and hyper/hypoglycemia. (He doesn't cover OCD.)
With OCD, I haven't been able to find a study on causation which I'd consider to be definitive so far, but a number of fragmented studies agree that a deficiency is involved. This may be a more complex deficiency, as a number of things are usually mentioned, namely calcium, magnesium, zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-12, Folic Acid, Inositol, and other B vitamins. Specifically, a "cerebral calcium deficiency" is sometimes cited. I'll try to make sense of this.
First of all, some articles disagree on whether it's a calcium deficiency or calcium excess. Here's the issue probably involved: in order to ABSORB calcium, it's important to take anywhere from half as much magnesium as calcium, all the way up to just as much magnesium as calcium. In other words, calcium and magnesium should be taken in a 2:1 to 1:1 ratio. A lack of magnesium with adequate or excess calcium could be what is meant by "excess" calcium -- calcium that can't be utilized because magnesium is absent, thereby creating the same result as a calcium deficiency. A lack of magnesium would obviously contribute to a calcium deficiency, as magnesium is needed to properly absorb calcium. Both minerals work together, and an imbalance usually results in a calcium deficiency.
For people who treat their OCD successfully with calcium and/or magnesium, Vitamin C and Vitamin D are almost always mentioned as part of their supplementation package. (Note that Vitamin D is another factor in calcium absorption.) Sometimes B Vitamins like B12 and Folic Acid are also mentioned, as is supplementation with flaxseed oil (Omega-3 fatty acids).
A number of alternative sites on OCD tout various formulas for natural treatment of the disease, but almost all mention deficiencies of some kind, for example:
Strep Throat is also mentioned as a causal factor for OCD in some childhood cases of the disease. However the physiology behind that observation/hypothesis is debated.
In essence, many people treat their OCD with simple mineral and vitamin supplementation, and claim their symptoms haven't returned since they started the supplementation. Does that sound like a genetic disorder to you?
Environment, not genes
The bottom line is, most diseases are caused by environmental factors (diet, lifestyle, deficiencies, pollutants, microorganisms). Heart attacks run in a family? Well, who taught the kids what to eat or how to cook it? Parents give their children basic training in life, and included in that package are all of their lifestyle habits. Children are exposed to most of the same pollutants as their parents during their childhood, and also as adults if they live near the same location or continue to use the same products. Parasites and microorganisms can be passed from generation to generation, and from spouse to spouse. Scientists can cry for research grants, claiming they've found the breast cancer gene, but does that gene produce the cancer? Of course not. It's just a ploy for more money. So be skeptical of the onslaught of genetic claims these days, very skeptical. It's just a fad, after all.
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Vegans and the B-12 deficiency myth
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Sickle Cell Anemia: Dr. Agbai and B-12 deficiency
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