Details of most television shows and movies are quickly forgotten, but occasionally something is so memorable that it outlasts the show, and some of the most memorable become iconic. One iconic race of fictional characters from the Star Trek series was the Borg. The Borg were quite scary, probably because the concept of such creatures existing has become quite believable in our age of prosthetic limbs, electronic sensory aids, robots, and now artificial intelligence (AI). The Borg were basically humans melded with complex machinery so that the combination worked perfectly together. They considered themselves “improved” because their machinery was stronger, faster, and more accurate than their biological counterparts. This machinery responded to their brains, and even fed communication to their brains from other Borg, turning them into an entire connected society.

Technology has advanced significantly since the fictional introduction of the Borg, and AI has people wondering just how far the technology may go. Elon Musk — the billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX, as well as a co-founder of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT — was recently interviewed byTucker Carlson about, among other topics, his thoughts on AI. Elon was very concerned that OpenAI, since he had left their Board, had made their products closed, not available for public influence like open systems, and that he was considering founding a rival AI company to OpenAI. He felt this was important for humanity, because the AI products were becoming so powerful and so intelligent that a closed system could become a threat to humanity itself. AI has reached a point where it can not just process mathematical equations at blinding speed, but that it can mimic all art forms and creative endeavors. AI is quickly becoming the source for what was once considered the sole arena of highly talented people, and is even starting to influence news media and governmental policies.

Yet, at least for now, there are limits to even what AI technology can do. With an IQ exceeding that of any human alive, AI still lacks the spark of life. It has reached such a level of sophistication that it should be alive, if the self-awareness standard of consciousness is correct. It can only follow rules when producing art or music, lacking true creativity. Even in the minds of their fiction writers, the Borg technology fed into their brains and responded to them, but did not replace their brains. Despite all our advances, there is a mystery to the mind-brain combination that still eludes science.

That doesn’t stop scientists from trying, however. AI has opened the door for them to probe further than ever before into the inner working of the brain and body. AI allows researchers to predict what can happen at the cellular level when certain biochemical signaling is changed, experiment with those signals, and feed the results back to the computer, which “learns” from them and suggests further changes. If life were a game of chess, AI lets them consider several moves ahead on the chessboard before they happen and to predict the best response. In cellular research, unexpected outcomes just give the computers more input. They learn from the results and the results of their results.

Perhaps technology can eventually decode all the biochemical signaling that happens within the body, create neural interfaces at the level of complexity of the brain, and be able to control a body with an AI computer brain. Or perhaps that is truly impossible, because life can’t be reduced to only mathematical rules no matter how deeply we probe. One thing is certain: we are still a long way to being able to replace the brain. The deeper we look at the complexity of biology, the more complexity we find. We’re supposed to believe that life began spontaneously, yet we still don’t fully understand that life.

Keep up the pace

Consider a medical device that is thought to be a modern miracle: the pacemaker. While it provides signals to the heart when the natural signaling is failing, and thus can prolong life, it does so imperfectly. It backstops the heart with missing heartbeat signals, providing a minimum heart rate, but it lacks the subtlety and complexity of normal, highly variable heart beat signals. Normally the brain makes adjustments in the heart rate constantly to provide optimum oxygen delivery throughout the body which the pacemaker simply can’t match. The mean life expectancy added by a pacemaker is 8.3 years, partly because it is a second-rate substitution.

This can be said of most medical devices: they are usually better than nothing, but they cannot function as well as natural counterparts. Again, that doesn’t daunt researchers still looking to improve on nature. Nowhere is the search to best natural design more frantic than in cancer research…

Taking command

Scientists still can’t build a cell from scratch, but they are getting more adept at manipulating existing cells. Since cells react according to signals they receive from outside, which are translated through receptors called ligands, we’d love to be able to take apart a cell and attach different ligands to it so that it would receive signals differently. But we can’t do that. What we can do is add genetic material to cells in a laboratory, which then influence the ligands/receptors that appear on the cell membrane. This back door approach to changing cell phenotypes, or environmental responses, gives researchers lots of ways to “engineer” cells.

Since researchers now realize the value of the immune system in fighting cancer, they are concentrating on engineering white blood cells, especially T cells, for use in attacking cancer. Some of a patient’s own cells are removed, then specific genes are inserted into the cells, which are then grown in the laboratory to large numbers and returned to the patient. Special chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cells are thus produced that are designed to change the cancer response of these T cells. The ligands of the CAR-T cells are meant to bind to an antigen on cancer cells to kill them. Sounds perfect, right?

Published in Science, researchers at the University of California evidently thought so. They used the CAR-T technology combined with AI results analysis to progressively alter genetic details to cause the T cells to continually respond to specific cancer antigens. Without AI feedback and learning, they found that the T cells would respond initially with a cancer attack, and then rest. With AI, they were able to tune the sequence of amino acids that defined the T cell phenotype to keep the T cells on a constant attack.

The researchers are first acknowledging that the “language” of cellular signaling is complex, working at levels deeper than previously realized. Cell signaling is not simply a straightforward set of instructions, but more like an entire language made up of syntax and rules. By using AI, they were able to look deeper and better utilize the signaling language. But are they anywhere near the level of complexity that the healthy human body utilizes, or are they still at the “pacemaker” level, coarsely mimicking proper cellular signaling? They admit in the study that the CAR-T technology is ineffective against some cancers.

It turns out that the CAR-T is as toxic as other chemotherapies. Published in Frontiers in Immunology, researchers from member universities of the Cardio-Pulmonary Institute in Germany wrote an extensive review of the value and dangers of CAR-T therapy in lung cancer. As they stated, “A major hurdle to CAR-T cell therapy is severe toxicities. The most common toxicities following infusion of CAR-T cells are CRS, neurologic toxicity, tumor lysis syndrome (TLS), on-target-off-tumor effects, anaphylaxis, and hematologic toxicities.” They also cite numerous problems that often develop: emergence of multiple resistance mechanisms (the cancer responding epigenetically to the threat), partial or complete loss of the target antigen expression (the antigen is making the cancer a target, so it learns to stop producing the antigen), and ineffectiveness against the complex heterogeneity of the tumor environment and the immunosuppressive effects of that environment. Further, they cite CAR-T cell exhaustion, where the overworked immune system just can’t handle the strain. Like many chemotherapies, the treatment initially appears to work, but relapses thereafter in many cases.

Still a sledgehammer

Compared to the complex design and function of the human body, even a sophisticated technique such as AI-enhanced CAR-T is still a sledgehammer. Is driving the immune system to continuously attack a certain antigen such a good idea? Why does the system take a break otherwise? Now the system is exhausted and can’t handle its normal work load. The cancer adapts and eludes the modified immune system.

We were designed with dynamic systems which respond continuously to changing conditions. Like the heart rate variability, our body systems were designed to dance with the environment wherever the music leads. The perseverance of scientists is laudable, but when we think we’ve surpassed natural design, we are constantly humiliated. Yes, science is learning more, and Borg-like technology appears closer than ever, yet we are still not there. Instead, we keep touting artificial and toxic answers to disease. Why not first work with our natural design and give our defenses their best chance at keeping us disease free?


Dr. Nemec’s Review

Let’s begin with some basic information about how the world we live in the works. The second law of thermodynamics states that everything exists in this world in a state of increasing entropy. Entropy means things go from ordered to disordered, from predictable to unpredictable, from balance to chaos. This means that entropy produces no discernible patterns so it cannot be predicted, not even by computers or AI.

This is the base premise of the world we live in, so this is the environment that surrounds the cells in the body. They live in a state of entropy and chaos that is non-predictable. AI makes mathematical calculations and predictions at lightning speed, but the world we live in is not predictable so the environment the bathes the cells cannot be mastered by any computer AI system or otherwise.

This is what the mind-brain-body interface was designed for: to be able to live in a progressively increasing entropy system and still be able to adapt and thrive. Quite amazing.

So what is the driving force that makes the mind-brain-body interface work so well?

I will give you a hint: it’s not the mind, it’s not the brain, and it’s not the cells — it’s another energy that gives all of them their energy.

Did you come up with the answer?

Let me give it to you in an illustration. Take dry seeds that have a measured amount of vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients and put them in the closed container with nothing but water to rinse them twice a day. The most amazing thing happens: these seeds begin to grow, they expand, and their vitamin, mineral, protein, carbohydrate and fat levels all increase. But mathematically and scientifically we do not understand the change: how did these biochemical components increase with nothing added but water or H2O?

The answer is life. Life is the energy force that controls all cellular functions, and does miraculous feats each moment. Where is the source of life coming from? Is it from the mind or the brain? Neither, it is coming from the heart. It’s coming from the spirit of life that fuels life and every reaction that occurs is because of that life. There is no life in computers, there are only super minds. There is no life in AI. Artificial intelligence is just a mind at the highest level, but this cannot create and sustain life. Life comes from the spirit, which comes from the heart; not the physical heart, the spiritual heart.

It is the spirit that gives life to this mortal body and keeps it balanced beyond what any mind or intelligence could ever fathom.

God’s ways are not man’s ways. God’s thoughts are not man’s thoughts.

The problem with all research is, it is looking at the problem only through the mind, and no matter how intelligent or mathematically precise artificial intelligence becomes, it will never have a spirit, it will never have life, and life is what controls all cell signaling and all functioning in the body.

This is the area we’ve researched for the last 40 years analyzing the mind-brain-emotion-body complex to find the blockages that prevent the heart or spirit from maintaining control at the cellular level. This is the basis of our therapy: to bring balance back into the cells in the body.

When we allow our heart, our spirit to control the 100 trillion cells in our body we will live life to the full as we were designed to.

Here are the ways we can help you in your health journey:

  1. Outpatient Comprehensive Teaching and Treatment Program-has the most benefit of teaching, treatment, live classes and personalized coaching. This program has the most contact with Dr. Nemec with 3- 6 month programs that can be turned into a regular checking and support program for life. This is our core program that has helped so many restore their health and maintain that restoration for years.
  2. Inpatient Comprehensive Teaching and Treatment Program-is our four-week intensive inpatient program for those that are not in driving distance, usually over 4 hour drive. This is the program that is an intensive jumpstart with treatment, teaching, live classes and coaching designed for all our international patients along with those in the US that do not live in Illinois. This program is very effective especially when combined with our new membership program support.
  3. Stay at Home Program-is offered to continental US patients who cannot come to Total Health Institute but still want a more personal, customized plan to restore their health. This program also includes our Learn Membership Program.
  4. Membership Program is our newest program offered for those that want to work on their health at a high level and want access to the teaching at Total Health Institute along with the Forums: both Dr. Nemec’s posts and other members posting. And also, to have the chance to get personalized questions answered on the conference calls which are all archived in case you miss the call. The Membership Program has 3 levels to choose from: Learn, Overcome and Master. The difference is at the Overcome and Master levels you received one on one calls with Dr. Nemec personalizing your program for your areas of focus.