Welcome (updated 18 Feb 2017)
A unifying description of the root cause of cancer ensues. You are reading it here as a result of encouragement by cancer patients, friends and family. Flemming Rasmussen – Mar 2014
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” author unknown but oft attributed to Mark Twain
Where the trail has led us
In all of cancer’s complexity, missing is an understanding of what occurs when a ‘typical’ body assimilates upwards of 60 elements yet it only needs 17-24 of so-called “essential elements” to live. The adjacent ‘elementome’ cartoon provides a view of the origin of each person’s cellular soup and suggests a causal link to the buzzwords like genes, proteins, and fats that dominate most conversations about health. The impact of having surpluses or deficiencies of elements in our bodies is proving to be an extremely fruitful area of study on our cancer quest.
A factor in every single cancer (neonatal to geriatric, and all types) is the intimate relationship between our inherited genes with our personally unique cellular microenvironment. The role of lifestyle and diet on our genes is profound; for example, in the poster below, the picture of the fish1 illustrates that the resulting ‘offspring’ is influenced by both the genes (expected) and the cytosol (oft ignored). ‘Surrogate mother’ studies dating back to the 1950s show the same influences. This analogy’s foundation boils down to altering gene expressions, modifications entirely due to each cells surrounding local environment. Part of each cell division, the cytosol’s composition gradually transforms over our lifetime (from conception’s maternal influences through to an adult’s dietary and lifestyle influences – some of which are insidious).
The cytosol of our cells is a dynamic matrix that is implicated in our genes’ expression at any height of wellness or depth of disease. This is the dance; it is a dance that can’t occur without both the genes and the cytosol ‘communicating’; cancer is an increasingly predictable cellular consequence to a dynamic diet and lifestyle insult!
Mainstream cancer research largely brushes over this critical aspect of a cell’s ‘health’ and has rather opted to focus on singular contributing but subordinate roles and downstream effects of observed changes in pH, degraded mitochondria functioning, or our genome and its unwanted genetic expression.
Closing & Thanks
With the appreciation our personal diet and lifestyle contributions are major factors in all cancers, the thrust of this website also casts a lens on first determining the make-up, and then as applicable, tending to a compromised cellular environment. A work in progress, this website presents a view of cancer with an aim to suggest new, safe and broadly effective treatment options should arise from such an understanding. Complementing this effort, we also advance a pH theory envisioned to confront cancer burdens rapidly and is eluded to in the side-page comments; more on this soon.
1. Sun, Y. H., S. P. Chen, et al. (2005). “Cytoplasmic Impact on Cross-Genus Cloned Fish Derived from Transgenic Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) Nuclei and Goldfish (Carassius auratus) Enucleated Eggs