A new technology is making the news. It is literally making the news, because it is writing the news. Fading away are the days when news articles, documentaries, and even educational curricula are written by humans. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has advanced to a level where it knows grammar and advanced writing styles, has access to current news feeds, massive databases, and tremendous computing power, and can mimic any format. It can write an entire newspaper’s worth of articles in a matter of seconds. It can even write health articles. Did a human write this article? Good question…
ChatGPT, developed by a company known as OpenAI, has risen to the top of the list of AI products on the market. It is a “chatbot”, which you can call up online. ask it any question, or give it a writing assignment. Some schools are banning student use of ChatGPT because it can write an entire homework assignment. But that’s not the only controversy surrounding ChatGPT: investigative reporters have tested it with politically-charged questions and found that its responses are biased. Questions about gender identity, climate change, or liberal vs conservative issues are showing a lot more opinion than you would expect from a software program. And since AI is catching on very rapidly, concerns are being raised about the impact of such biased machine technology on society.
ChatGPT is programmed with algorithms — mathematical equations which, at a high enough level of development, start to act like human thought. They are rules by which the AI responds to assignments. When the writer of those algorithms has certain opinions, those opinions find their way into the logic of the AI programming. Then when the software processes a news article, it uses those biased algorithms to choose which portions of the news data to emphasize, which to squelch, and which glowing or inflammatory adjectives to mingle into the article. The result can be biased, even though the AI software is capable of neutral reporting.
Yet, AI software is extremely pliable. It can “learn” from data being fed into it, and if that data is biased or cherry-picked, then it learns to be further biased, but if it is being fed neutral information, it will learn a measure of neutrality — that’s because many of the algorithms are self-writing as part of its learning process. That’s what makes modern AI different from basic computing: it writes its own software based on information coming in from its environment. The software becomes smarter because it builds its own programming in accordance with data it is fed. This makes the software quite malleable.
Different language, same changeability
AI is mimicking the way human brains work. Scientists and mathematicians are taking lessons from nature. Our brains, in fact our entire bodies, are very malleable and adaptive to data coming in. The terms are different in cellular biology however: adaptability is “plasticity”, behavior or bias is the cell’s “phenotype”, data are “signals”, diversity of cell behavior is “heterogeneity”, and the mechanisms by which cells act upon data are “metabolic pathways”. Further, plasticity is due to the ability of cells to pick their behavior from a large and largely dormant genetic library of codes — this ability is called “epigenetics.”
All health and all disease comes from your cells responding to their environment through their programming. Their base algorithms are set at birth, but developed algorithms are self-writing to a massive degree. Thus, the plasticity of cells is enormous as they develop their responses from the environmental data (signals) that come to them. They never stop learning; their plasticity remains no matter what, unless they die. Even cancer, which appears to lock in behavior and refuse to respond in any way other than developing more cancer, still has plasticity. Cancer is still learning, even when its phenotype, its behavior, is cancerous. Epigenetics never end for any cell. The cancer stem cell (CSC), at the root of cancer, has undergone major epigenetic changes from the normal cells it sprang from, but those changes haven’t reached a dead end. Cancer isn’t able to defy the laws of biochemistry, but it does have a significant bias in its behavior.
Most cancer research has an agenda, which is to find treatment, usually in the form of chemotherapy or radiation, to kill the cancer. This “war on cancer” has had about as much success as our “war on poverty”, both of which have been going on for decades without success. Having a bias towards chemicals and radiation may be preventing that success. However, even with that bias, researchers are catching on to the plasticity of CSCs. They note that cancer is a “moving target” which learns from the attacks launched against it and changes its phenotype in response. The obvious implication is that the phenotype can change back.
Facts are winning
Published in Neuroscience-Oncology, researchers at the Luxembourg Institute of Health and the University of Luxembourg observed a “reversible” adaptability of cancer stem cells under treatment. Other research articles have lamented how CSCs can change behavior to avoid chemotherapy and survive radiation, and they stop there. This article notes that CSCs, when given a “drug holiday”, can change back to their previous phenotype. They are recognizing the two-way street of epigenetic responses. They call this “reversible epigenetic plasticity.”
When cancer stem cells develop, they have first made a number of epigenetic adaptations, perhaps over many years. They do so because environmental signals tell them that change is needed. Stress of all types signal that the status quo is not acceptable. So they adapt. When chemotherapy toxins enter their environment, those signals are very strong, and cells become extremely active in attempting to deal with the danger; normal cells speed their epigenetic responses under the toxic stress, and so do CSCs. Normal cells may take steps downward towards becoming CSCs, and CSCs become more aggressive. They respond to the “red alert” at breakneck speed.
Normal cells are “biased” towards cooperation with the body for the good of the body, while cancer stem cells are biased towards sustaining themselves at the cost of the body. Although biased, they can change as they learn from the data signals they receive. As CSCs develop, the cells adjust their metabolic pathways to change their phenotype — some are expressed more, some less. They don’t create an entirely new pathway however — they must work with what they’ve got: the same pathways as normal cells.
Biases can change. The AI software, if fed data that contradicts its assumptions, can learn a different viewpoint. You have probably shifted many of your opinions over the years as you learn more — that’s what learning is all about. The key is getting truthful and complete data, not bias-driven data that feeds the same agenda. Cells are highly data driven, whether they be normal or cancerous. So can we take this to its logical conclusion, that CSCs can revert to normal cell behavior?
For many years, the prevailing assumption has been that cancer stays cancer; it can be killed, but it won’t go revert back to normal. The path was considered to go only one way. This is still the bias of much of the medical community. Just as the existence of cancer stem cells has gone from a wild theory to mostly accepted fact, the complete plasticity of CSCs is gaining acceptance. While that plasticity makes perfect logical sense for all the reasons just noted, researchers have largely not considered this potential reversion. Since conventional chemotherapy has not produced a stellar performance, research is looking for new options.
In a review article published in Cancer Communications, researchers reviewed various successful efforts to reprogram cancer cells. They reviewed laboratory experiments where various signaling proteins were introduced that changed cancer cell behavior epigenetically. Some caused changes in CSC’s that made them step towards normalcy — remember that normal cells took various steps towards “stemness” to become CSCs, so it is only reasonable that several steps back are necessary to unwind CSCs to fully normal. But the experiments were producing those steps. “Combinatorial pluripotency-associated transcription factors have shown proven capabilities to reprogram cancer cells to uiPSCs with the potential to further differentiate into normal cells.” Pluripotency refers to the characteristics of stem cells such that they can produce various different cell types. Laboratory techniques that they reviewed include small molecule-mediated cancer cell reprogramming, microRNA and exosome-mediated reprogramming, and transcription factor cancer cell reprogramming, and all have been successful in changing the cancer phenotype. The researchers also note that studies are just beginning in clinical application — patient studies are much more complex than laboratory experiments. In conclusion, they state, “the epigenetic states of cancer can be effectively reprogrammed via distinct approaches.”
The studies reviewed in this article show that although a cell has changed its behavior to cancerous, it retains all of its plasticity and can be coaxed back into normalcy. Research is able to change some environmental conditions in the laboratory that revert cancer. Your body can change all the environmental conditions needed to revert cancer and make further CSC development unlikely. Just as steps toward cancer are taken with stresses on the body’s environment, so steps away can be taken by a low stress and clean bodily environment. And that is under your control.
Dr. Nemec’s Review
What a tremendous study. They are finally seeing the light that we saw 40 years ago. They term it: epigenetic plasticity — capability to reprogram cancer cells to differentiate into normal cells.
The scientists are just beginning to realize the cells in the body are just an extension of the mind and its programming. It does no good to kill the messenger; you must change what messages are being sent instead. You cannot kill cancer stem cells, although this is what medicine has been trying to do for decades: it’s impossible, because if you did, you would kill all the healthy cells in the body. But now researchers are coming to the conclusion that these cells are just adapting to the signals being sent to them, and those signals can be changed.
They still have not made the mind, brain body connection, but at least they understand you cannot kill abnormal cancer stem cells but instead you must change the signals, which then will cause them to revert back to normal stem cells. This is the basis of what our treatment is, and has been for the last 40 years.
What makes normal stem cells, which make up all the other cells in your body, turn into cancer stem cells?
The environment — mentally, emotionally and physically.
What causes the mind, emotions, and body to take normal stem cells and change them into cancer stem cells?
How do you defined stress?
Signals sent from the mind, the emotions, or the body, because the environment has presented such that it calls the cells to action to counter what the environment is presenting.
What are the two largest areas of stress response?
Inflammation and toxicity of mind, emotions, and physical body.
What are the sources of physical inflammation and toxicity?
What you eat, what you drink, what you breathe, what you touch, how much you sleep, and how much you move. All of these have the possibility to either increase or decrease inflammation and toxicity at the cellular level. Remember your cells are just a product of the environment, a product of what they’re exposed to, what you immerse them in. If you take a cell and immerse it in poison, it will die quickly if the level of poison is high, if the level of poison is lower, it potentially could have time to try to adapt to that poison by going through its genetic library epigenetically, coming up with a solution to mutate the DNA enough to survive in the low level poison. It must do this quickly, and must grow quickly in order to survive.
What about inflammation?
This is primarily caused by a severe immune response to the environment. For example, processed food with additives and preservatives, stabilizers, artificial colors and flavors are all foreign to the body, so when the immune system contacts these food molecules, it sees them as foreign invaders and sets off an inflammatory response to try to remove the invader. The problem is if your immune system is doing this with every meal you eat, with every drink that you consume, with the air that you breathe. It becomes a continuous inflammatory reaction upon the cells of the body. They were never designed for continuous or chronic stress and inflammation. When this inflammation surrounds the cells, just like with the poison, if the inflammation is high, the cells will die quickly; if the inflammation is a lower level, but continuous or chronic, then the cells have time to epigenetically adapt at the genome level and differentiate from a normal stem cell to a cancer stem cell in order to survive.
What are the sources of mental and emotional inflammation and toxicity?
Thoughts, perceptions, biases, beliefs, systems, and learned behaviors. Thoughts trigger emotions, triggering high-level signals to the cells to respond with action. This signaling is the stress response to the thoughts.
As a person thinks, so is that person down to the cellular level.
Everything is a Program
With computers and artificial intelligence, it all works from programming. What you program on the hard drive will come out — it will be demonstrated in effect or action just like artificial intelligence can be programmed to neutrality or with bias. Your brain, which is the translator of the mind programming, controls the 100 trillion cells in the body by sending signals. This brain receives its programming from the mind — both subconscious mind and conscious mind. But majority of this is pre-programmed between the time of in utero up to six years of age. This is the subconscious programming that developed at an early time in life and through that programming, the brain receives the frequencies of information and relays that information by sending the appropriate signaling to the cells.
Does this mean that there’s no hope because you have a chronic subconscious stress program that was written on the hard drive of your brain, causing the cells to receive chronic inflammatory and messages signals, which eventually produce dysfunction and disease at the cellular level?
Absolutely not — like all computer programs, including artificial intelligence, they can be reprogrammed.
This is the basis of what we’ve been doing for 40 years with our Revolution New Medicine® protocol. With 3-D brain imaging were able to locate the subconscious and conscious stress programs, determining where they are written on the hard drive of the brain and what areas of the brain affect what areas of the body at the cellular level. From there we do very specific treatments to release the stored programs and re-write new ones; and once this is accomplished, the 3-D brain images are balanced, causing that balance to be signaled to the hundred trillion cells in the body — which causes them to do the most amazing thing: they epigenetically search for different codes in the DNA library and choose the ones that revert the cancer stem cell or any other abnormal cell in the body back to a normal stem cell or a normal cell. Epigenetic plasticity — capability to reprogram cancer cells to differentiate into normal cells.
So you see the beauty of computers is they can be reprogrammed, and that beauty is also seen in your mind, both subconsciously and consciously: they can be reprogrammed with truth.
This is the basis of all healing, and anything but this approach is temporary improvement, only because you never rewrote the program telling the cells what to do.
Isn’t it time to stop killing the messenger and start changing the message?
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