The United States-Mexico border has become very porous. Millions of migrants have come across, immediately requested asylum, and melded into the U.S. landscape. But they are not all that is coming across the border: black market products and deadly drugs are also coming through. The Mexican cartels, which are criminal organizations, are taking full advantage of the opportunity to smuggle everyone and everything that they can while the opportunity remains.

The cartels are interested in only one thing: money. This is obvious because they traffic in whatever will make money, regardless of the laws. Some of their activities, such as selling eggs from Mexico during the egg shortage, seem almost like normal, competitive business, except that they bypass the normal import processes to undercut the legal market. But other activities, such as smuggling people and illegal drugs, are highly dangerous and result in many deaths. If it makes money, they do it with no concern for the harm being done.

The cartels are opportunistic: they take advantage of the border weakness as long as they can. U.S. authorities score little victories at times, shutting down some individual operations, but the cartels are winning in the long run. So long as the overall border policy is accommodating, the cartels are going to keep gaining off of the U.S., regardless of the harm they cause. They are organized, with leaders who get other people to do their bidding. So long as the environment — the conditions that exist physically and politically — is favorable to their illegal activities, the cartels will continue to have a thriving business.

This is much like cancer, which is very opportunistic, is not concerned about what harm it causes, and is just there for its own gain. It has leaders, which are Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) which get other cells to do most of their work. And most of all, it reacts to the environment, thriving when that environment favors cancer over health. The cells just want to survive and thrive, and if they exhibit negative behavior because of the environment they’re in, good cells can turn bad. They will take advantage of a negative environment so long as that environment persists. And they don’t care how they do it, or what they do to the rest of the body.

Research is catching up
Research tends to be rather myopic; that is, to simplify a study to only a few variables, so that it can correlate specific actions with cancer responses, researchers tend to focus on specific types of cells, specific signaling pathways, and limited environmental changes. They want to know if blocking a pathway or using a particular drug will cause a reduction or an acceleration of cancer. They are usually concerned with what genetic codes grow or inhibit cancer.

For many years, the belief about cancer development was called the somatic mutation theory (SMT). SMT simply said that mutations were the main cause of cancer, where DNA damage or transcription errors resulted in bad genetic codes which then started producing cancer cells. Sometimes it took multiple DNA errors before cancer started, but the assumption was that the mutations prevented normal regulation of cell proliferation. This “bad luck” theory necessitated militant attack on the cancer, which only came about because of some DNA event where the cell was now cancerous and therefore had to be destroyed.

This approach tended to mask the existence of CSCs, as the standard of treatment success was always measured by the shrinking or elimination of the tumor. But it became obvious that certain cancer cells, although only a few percent of the entire tumor, were the leaders responsible for building the tumor and spreading to other parts of the body. Then it became clear that these CSCs were stem-like cells, capable of surviving harsh attacks against them, and able to produce lots of non-stem cancer cells as soon as the attacks subsided, or even during the attacks once they developed resistance to them. Destroying these leaders required attacks strong enough to kill the patient, but without dealing with the leaders, cancer just popped up again in multiple areas.

Drugs and radiation appeared the most promising in dealing with the cancer tumors, and have been the focus of many studies, but no cure has been found because the cancer stem cells seemed able to fend off or adjust to any attack that didn’t kill the patient. These treatments were all aimed at making the environment surrounding the cancer as toxic as possible to the cancer cells. Also it was clear that all cells, cancerous or not, were responding to the environment around them. The development of treatment resistance of CSCs would reliably happen as an altered environment was maintained around the cancer, and the toxicity adjustment process was reliable: cancer would initially die off from the toxic environment, then come back stronger. They also saw that normal cells would make adjustments to a toxic environment that made them more like stem cells with each adjustment, until they were actually CSCs.

With the recognition of the existence of CSCs and intermediate cells that were becoming CSCs, research shifted. The research started focusing on tracking the progression of these cells from normal cells. Some researchers were seeing that the environment was the reason for the progression more than specific genetics as they realized that epigenetics, the ability of cells to express very different portions of their genetic codes based upon need, was more impactful than the base DNA. Working from these new realizations led to research into the previously unthinkable possibility of cancer cells reverting to normal behavior, as the process of epigenetic adaptation never stopped simply because a cell had reached the status of being cancer.

Let’s see some specifics…
Published in Biomarker Research, researchers from Amity University, India made this observation: “Malignant cells originate from the normal cells, so the major challenge is to reminiscence the molecular pathophysiology behind tumor reversion, which has been overlooked largely due to limited researcher interest and involvement in this area of research.” In this review of various research studies into cancer reversion, the researchers compile results that show various ways in which the tumor microenvironment (TME) affects cancer behavior. They list the components of the TME as immune cells, the vasculature of the tumor, the lymphatic endothelial cells, fibroblasts, adipocytes, pericytes, secretory proteins, blood vessels, stroll cells, and the extracellular matrix (ECM). Analyzed studies show various levels of cancer reversion from manipulation of aspects of the TME, where the environment would cause the cancer cells to step towards normal cell behavior.

Cell behavior is determined by the epigenetic response of the cell to its environment; that is, the cell’s actions are a reflection of the active genetic sub-codes of its DNA. When cell behavior changes, it has already made epigenetic adjustments that caused the change. So when cancer starts acting more normally, it is simply changing its choices of what genetic codes to act upon to what works best in that environment, the same way non-cancerous cells step into cancerous behavior in bad environments and eventually become truly cancerous. The studies the researchers reviewed looked at what aspects of the environment caused cancer to step towards normalcy, and they challenge others to research into this phenomenon further.

For cancer cells to be unable to revert to normal, they would have to lose the genetic codes for normalcy. In other words, they would have to edit their genetic library and cut out those codes that they could otherwise access to resume normal behavior. While radiation or transcription errors could theoretically destroy those codes, it is much more likely that they simply go dormant because the active cancerous codes appear to be more beneficial to the cell; after all, it is now multiplying rapidly, avoiding toxic chemicals and stress better than before, and able to survive in a low oxygen environment — what could be wrong with that? So these cells know how to act normally, but it’s not apparently in their best interest. Unless the environment changes…

Some studies have attempted specific environmental changes to attempt cancer cell reversion. Published in PNAS, researchers from the Molecular Engines Laboratories, Paris, France used specific protein inhibition with isolated cancer cells in their laboratory to look for evidence of cell behavior reversion to normal. Regardless of the method, all of these had some positive impact, suggesting a “universal mechanism underlying tumor reversion.” This was their summation of their findings: “Hence, tumor reversion can be defined at the molecular level, not just as the reversal of malignant transformation, but as a biological process in its own right involving a cellular reprogramming mechanism, overriding genetic changes in cancer, by triggering an alternative pathway leading to suppression of tumorigenicity.” In other words, the cancer cells changed their behavior by adjusting their usage of metabolic pathways in response to environmental changes that the researchers imposed on the cancer cells.

In another study, published in eLife, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center studied the life cycle of prostate cancer, which is the most diagnosed form of cancer in males. The standard treatment for this cancer is to deprive it of testosterone, which initially interferes with the cancer progression, but then the cancer stem cells find ways to thrive in spite of the hormone deprivation. The researchers analyzed the different types of cells involved through the progression of cancer in an animal study using single-cell RNA sequencing. They found the normal basal and luminal cells expected in the epithelium of the prostate, but they also found “a more stem-like, hormonal-resistant intermediate of the luminal cells.” This third type of cell appeared to proceed from the normal luminal cells to advance the cancer after hormone deprivation as the luminal cells adjusted to the new environment. They also found that basal cells could also transform into these intermediates when a gene called Pten was not expressed. In other words, normal cells in the prostate were ready and able to transform into cancer intermediate cells, taking a step towards cancer, when their environment changed.

It’s a cellular world
The cell’s environment drives the cell one direction or the other. A bad environment, including one made toxic by chemotherapy or radiation, encourages the cell to approach the cancer stem cell stage, while good conditions lead cells towards normal behavior. Whatever state the cell is in, its current environment is driving it one way or the other. Without fixing your cells’ environment, you won’t be driving them in the right direction.


Dr. Nemec’s Review

Cancer cell reversion to normal cells is a paradigm shift in thought. So much research time, energy, and effort has gone in the wrong direction — all making a toxic environment to try to kill an enemy that cannot be killed. The cancer stem cell has an amazing survival ability because it is one of your cells, and that ability is to adapt in the environment, so no matter what chemical toxin, signaling molecule, immune therapy, or hormone therapy you try, it will only have a short term gain but then eventually revert into a long-term loss. This is why after 60 years of researching and formulating treatments to stop cancer we are really no closer than when we began. Yes, we have short term gains but rarely complete victories, and it’s all because no one was aware of the power of the cancer stem cell. Finally research has seen a crack of light shining through the door by realizing it’s time to try something new — and what’s the most radical thing conventional medicine can think of? Instead of trying to kill the cancer stem cell, which is impossible, let’s make an environment where it can revert back to normal. Brilliant, we say. But it’s simply just waking up from much ignorance of how the cells in the body function. The rules of war are basic. You need to know the enemy extremely well, and observe it in all situations to know what strategy or tactics to use against it.

After 60 years and billions of dollars of research, we finally have come to this realization: if we can’t kill cancer stem cells with chemicals, why don’t we try loving them with the best and healthiest environment just to see how they would react? The preliminary research findings were quite a surprise to most researchers: the conclusion is that if we make a healthy environment around the cancer stem cells, then they will epigenetically pick the DNA codes that revert them back to normal. The reason conventional treatment has been so resistant to look into this area is because reverting cells cancer cells back to normal does not need the use of drugs, medications, or pharmaceuticals but instead it requires an environment of high oxygen, high nutrients, low protein, low complete protein, low sugar, high alkalinity, high hydration, very rapid oxygen and nutrients exchange at the cellular level and very high level movement of blood flow and lymphatic flow. There’s no pharmaceutical that can do all of this, but diet and lifestyle changes can. It quite amazing when you observe the results of getting back to basics because the body was designed to heal, not to kill itself. If it does kills itself it was just in an effort to survive while reacting to a very toxic and deficient environment, trying to stay alive at the cost of the life of other cells and eventually the whole organism.

But even with these positive changes, most people still will not completely heal, but greatly improve.

What other factor is missing?

You never addressed the boss, the CEO, the one in charge of everything who told the cells what the environment was.

So who is the boss?

I will give you a hint: it’s not physical. But it physically tells the cells what to do through signaling frequencies and molecules. The way the environment relays the information to the cellular level is through signals: these are electromagnetic frequencies and select biochemical molecules.

Did you solve the puzzle yet of who the boss is?

A few more hints: it’s not the organs, nor the glands, nor the brain itself, nor the central nervous system, nor the hormonal system, nor the immune system. It tells all of these what to do and how to signal.

So who is the boss?

There’s only one possibility left: it’s the mind, the thoughts, the belief systems, the attitudes, and most importantly, the subconscious and conscious stored programs in the brain that the mind produced; so to have a healthy environment that bathes the cells and turns on the proper DNA code to keep them or revert them back to normal, this must first and foremost come from the mind being balanced, producing balanced thoughts from that mind.

This is how we’ve treated patients for 40 years with our Revolution New Medicine® protocol. We address the most important subconscious stress programs stored on the hard drive of the brain. Then we address the conscious stress programs that are stored. Next we balance the physical environment and every aspect with custom diet, customized supplementation and lifestyle recommendations based upon advanced blood testing, inflammation scanning, nutritional genetic testing, metabolic profiling, energetic analysis, cell analysis, toxicity testing, nutrient level testing, and most important of all 3-D brain imaging and brain mapping unique to our protocol, followed up with treatments to remove the blockages and then release and reprogram all subconscious and conscious stressors. This is the only way to completely transform the environment and have long-term success. Anything short of this comprehensive approach of mind-brain-emotion-body balance will not lead to complete resolution of the problem.

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