A Better Answer For Cancer(Skin)

  1. Sun exposure is the main risk factor for cutaneous malignant melanoma.
  2. Melanoma is a type of cancer that usually occurs on skin that has been overexposed to the sun. The biggest environmental risk factor for developing melanoma is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. However, melanomas also occur on parts of the body that have never been exposed to the sun. Two rare and deadly forms of melanoma are not caused by sun exposure.
  3. Skin cancer can take 20 years or more to develop.

As a physiology and disease pathology student, these three statements listed above would indicate, at least to me, in my mind, that melanoma is not caused by UV radiation but that its source is something else. That it has been growing just below the surface for many years and that the UV light exposure is a confounding factor that disturbed a slowly growing pathology that would otherwise continue to grow until another environmental factor acted upon it, resulting in its recognition as a cancerous growth.

My own suspicion is that all skin cancers, but also all soft tissue tumors(cancer) are a result of undigested complete mammalian and possibly even non-mammalian animal proteins from meat making their way into our soft tissues through a compromised intestinal(small) epithelium. What most refer to as leaky gut.

“Leaky gut” is a term that refers to increased intestinal permeability, a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products, and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the bloodstream. This can lead to various health problems, including autoimmune reactions, inflammation, and food sensitivities.

If undigested particles of any food, not just meat, were to enter the bloodstream, a few potential events could occur:

Immune Response: The immune system would recognize these undigested particles as foreign and mount an inflammatory response against them. This can lead to symptoms of inflammation like swelling, redness, pain, and potentially fever.

Creation of Antibodies: Over time, if the same undigested particles keep entering the bloodstream, the body may start to produce antibodies against them. This is the foundation of food sensitivities or allergies. When the individual consumes that food again, even if it doesn’t enter the bloodstream, the body can react to it, thinking it’s a harmful invader.

Systemic Inflammation: Chronic exposure to foreign particles in the bloodstream can contribute to systemic inflammation, which is linked to various chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative conditions.

Potential Aggravation of Autoimmune Conditions: The entry of undigested food particles into the bloodstream might also trigger or aggravate autoimmune conditions, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues.

Other Effects: While the above are the most discussed effects of a “leaky gut,” there could be other cascading impacts on metabolism, hormone balance, and even mental health due to the interconnectedness of our body’s systems.

Skin cancer statistics

What kinds of things interfere with intestinal lumen endothelial function?

What kinds of foods result in a leaky gut?

Pig lifespan 15-20 years.

Pig tissue heart valve lifespan is also 15-20 years. Neither of which does the human body reject, but actually continues to regenerate using human stem cells.

Is it possible that porcine telomeres are the limiting factors in the longevity of tissue heart valves?

Porcine(pig) heart valves are commonly used in heart valve replacement surgeries because they are biologically similar to human heart valves. When prepping these valves for implantation, the cells and other antigens that might provoke an immune response are removed. This process makes the valves less likely to be rejected by the patient’s immune system. Here’s a more detailed breakdown:

1. Decellularization: Before implantation, porcine heart valves undergo a process called decellularization. This process removes cells and cellular antigens from the valve, leaving behind mostly the structural matrix. Without the cellular components, there’s a reduced risk of an immune response.

2. Cross-linking with Glutaraldehyde: After decellularization, the valves are often treated with a chemical called glutaraldehyde. This treatment further reduces antigenicity (the potential to provoke an immune response) and provides additional stability and durability to the valve.

3. Biocompatibility: The extracellular matrix that remains after these treatments is largely made up of collagen and other proteins that are very similar between pigs and humans. This similarity makes the valve more biocompatible and less likely to be seen as “foreign” by the human immune system.

4. Host Remodeling: Over time, the patient’s own cells can migrate into the implanted valve and remodel it, making it even more integrated with the patient’s body.

5. Immune Privilege of the Heart: There’s some evidence to suggest that the heart, like the eyes and the brain, might have a degree of “immune privilege.” This means that the immune system might be less aggressive in these areas, reducing the chances of rejection.

While porcine valves are less prone to immune rejection than unprocessed tissue would be, they’re not perfect. Bioprosthetic valves, including porcine valves, can deteriorate over time, requiring a replacement after a decade or two. Mechanical valves, on the other hand, can last much longer but come with other complications, such as the need for lifelong anticoagulant therapy. The choice of valve type depends on a variety of factors, including patient age, lifestyle, and overall health.

What happens to a porcine heart valve once it reaches the end of its useful health span/lifespan of 15 to 20 years?

Once a bioprosthetic heart valve, like a porcine valve, reaches the end of its useful life, it generally undergoes structural deterioration. This can be due to a combination of factors like the physical stress of a pulsatile environment, enzymatic reactions in the human body, and possible immune reactions over time.

Here are the changes and deteriorations you might observe in a porcine heart valve at the end of its useful lifetime:

1. Calcification: Over time, calcium deposits can form on the valve leaflets. Calcification can make the leaflets stiff, limiting their ability to open and close properly. This is one of the most common reasons for bioprosthetic valve failure.

2. Leaflet Tear or Rupture: The constant movement of the valve can lead to wear and tear. In some cases, the leaflets might even tear or rupture, leading to significant valve dysfunction.

3. Thickening and Fibrosis: The leaflets can become thickened or fibrotic, which can also limit their mobility and, therefore, the valve’s function.

4. Endocarditis: While not a direct result of the valve’s aging, bioprosthetic valves can sometimes become infected, a condition known as endocarditis. This can damage the valve and require its replacement.

5. Host Remodeling: As the patient’s cells infiltrate and remodel the valve over time, there can sometimes be overgrowth or other changes that impact valve function.

Once the valve shows significant deterioration and is no longer functioning properly, it poses serious health risks. Symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling in the ankles, feet, or abdomen, chest pain, or fainting can emerge or intensify.

When the valve’s function is compromised to a dangerous level, patients will need another heart valve replacement or repair surgery. Depending on the patient’s age, health status, and preferences, a subsequent bioprosthetic or mechanical valve might be chosen for the replacement.

Cancer: Why Are We Scared Of It?

Cancer is a scary word for most people. Most at least know or have lost a loved one to cancer. As a result, it engenders a lot of mixed emotions. One of the biggest is fear, which is understandable because it is typically associated with physical pain in the individual experiencing it, but also in the friends and loved ones through emotional pain.

Over the last six(6) years, I have studied human physiology and disease pathology because of my own experiences and interactions with this BIG, scary word, cancer. As a result, I no longer fear cancer to the same level that some or most do. Fear does not fare well in the light of knowledge and understanding.

A cancer diagnosis is not the end of the world, and it is not something that happens to us as if we are a victim of it. It is a condition connected with or rooted in a biological process that has been taking place over a long period of time, usually without our knowledge.

What we call cancer is not something that is attacking us. On the contrary, it is something that is happening within us with our body’s full knowledge and wilful intent. What we call cancer is a result of our body’s continual efforts to maintain homeostasis for the overall good of us as a wonderfully created creature of creation. However, to most people, it doesn’t feel that way because we have been taught something different for many generations. I would like to dispel that myth and bring light and comfort to a world where fear has taken over in the darkness of ignorance.

Please continue to follow along with me. I’ve got a lot more to say about this…

Don’t Fight Cancer. Work With It.

Cancer is not our enemy, we should not be fighting it. On the contrary, it is our friend that has been with us for quite some time. It is a normal part of our body, a standard operating procedure that is a result of our body maintaining homeostasis for our overall good and well-being. It is a positive response to a negative impact on our body’s immediate environment.

It is a friend that has been with us, sometimes for decades, and will leave when we eliminate the environmental impact that required the cancerous response.

Cancer is not a cause of disease but a result of a diseased state that a body has been fostering and nurturing.

Separate from the body, the thing that results in a state of disease and cancer will never have to be the body’s response.

-Michael J. Loomis

What Is Terrain Theory?

Terrain Theory postulates that there is only one single disease: acidosis. This theory is based on the belief that all disease is caused by cellular malfunction due to an imbalance of acids and alkalis in the body. Terrain Theory provides a framework for understanding how different factors can lead to disease and how to maintain health through proper diet and lifestyle choices.

Terrain Theory is not only a theory of disease progression but also a way to avoid the progression of disease that detracts from the quality of life and longevity. Terrain Theory recognizes that many factors contribute to our overall health and lifespan and that we must take care of our bodies if we want to maintain good health. Terrain Theory provides a practical approach or framework to achieving and maintaining health through proper diet and hygienic and healthy lifestyle choices.

Terrain Theory is based on the work of Dr. Antoine Bechamp, a French scientist who lived in the 19th century. Bechamp’s work was largely ignored during his lifetime but began to blossom in the early 20th century and been growing steadily ever since. Terrain Theory is a growing movement, and many resources are available to help you learn more about it. Terrain Theory is an exciting and innovative approach to understanding health and disease, and I believe it has the potential to transform the way we think about healthcare while providing us with a reasonable pathway to a much more productive quality of life, even beyond 100 years of age.

What Is Acidosis?

Acidosis is a term used to describe the state of having too much acid in the body. Acidosis can be caused by various things, including diet, lifestyle choices, and certain medical conditions. When the body has too much acid, it leads to cellular dysfunction and an overall imbalance in the body. This can manifest in various ways, including fatigue, headaches, and even disease.

Acidosis is a major contributor to disease, and terrain theory posits that all disease is caused by acidosis. Therefore, the goal of terrain theory is to create a healthy terrain or balance in the body so that diseases can be avoided altogether. This is done through diet and lifestyle choices that help to alkalize the body.

Acidosis is a serious condition that should not be ignored. If you think you may be suffering from acidosis, now is the time to start making better decisions that will lead to better health and greater longevity. Terrain Theory offers a promising approach to treating disease, but even more importantly, how to avoid disease progression in the first place.

What Is The Cause of Acidosis?

There is no single cause of acidosis. Rather, it results from a combination of things, including diet, lifestyle choices, and certain medical conditions. When the body has too much acid, it leads to cellular dysfunction and an overall imbalance in the body. This can manifest in various ways, including fatigue, headaches, and even advanced levels of metabolic disease, up to and including cancer.

Acidosis is a major contributor to disease, and terrain theory posits that all disease is caused by acidosis. Therefore, the goal of terrain theory is to create a healthy terrain or balance in the body so that diseases can be avoided altogether. This is done through diet and lifestyle choices that help to alkalize the body.

Author – Michael J. Loomis – Founder of Chew Digest