[permaculture] RE: Major histocompatibility complex (MHC)
Eugene F. Monaco
efmonaco at comcast.net
Wed Mar 12 10:17:21 EST 2003
>The white man is a good example of such a hardy weed
I just learned last night from an MD that Americans have 34 times as many
parasites as African people, and that cancer is growing in N. America at an
epidemic rate. Four years ago breast cancers risks for women were 1 in
34. Today it is 1 in 8.
What has happened in only 4 years?
Researchers correlate the high parasites to high sugar diets, and things
that convert easily to sugar, like simple carbs. African diets are better,
consisting of more whole grains and fiber accounting for the difference.
There is a mindset in much of Western culture that focuses on germs. While
they are important to understand and guard against, the real power of health
(which is our true wealth) comes from building our biological terrain, just
like soil. Louis Pasteur, whose main accreditation was around germ theory,
was quoted as saying, Le gern cest rien. Le terrain cest tout. While
my French is a little rusty (too many Freedom fries), that means: The germ
is nothing. The terrain is everything. This was reportedly said at the end
of his career after the mainstream had jumped on the germ bandwagon. Maybe
its because the germ is something we can be against and kill with warfare,
while the terrain is something for which we have to take responsibility
ourselves. Who knows?
BTW, holistic healers recommend doing a parasite cleanse twice a year.
Natures Sunshine has a Chinese ParaCleanse formula now with Paw Paw, which
has anti-cancer properties 6000 times of the chemo therapy formulas. You
can order it at wholesale from my website listed below.
Eugene F. Monaco
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Subject: [permaculture] Major histocompatibility complex (MHC)
I think the main thing to keep in mind is that people not only inherit MHC
characteristics, they develop them by exposure to pathogenic organisms,
toxins, environmental irritants, etc. A breast-fed baby has a double dose,
having not only the MHC inherent in his genetic structure but that given to
him in his mother's milk-- particularly the colostrum.
The thing about Amazonian Indians is that at the time of Columbus, neither
they nor any of their ancestors had ever been exposed to any pathogens or
allergens other than those of Amazonia. This makes theirs a very small MHC
zone. By contrast, a Peace Corps volunteer, foreign correspondent or any
world traveller has been exposed to a range of irritants from the entire
world. Every time you walk through an airport you join the members of the
worldwide MHC zone, frequently coming back with a new form of the flu as a
memento of your journey.
A number of years ago visitors to odd corners of the world, like backpackers
in rural Ladakh or Bolivia, used to have to take care as they could so
easily infect unexposed populations to things like the measles or our common
cold, which could be fatal to a population with no endemic resistance. It
works the other way as well. Go to the back end of Gabon and you may very
well come back with a fierce case of the trots, dengue or Lassa fever, to
which you had not previously been exposed and were thus much more vulnerable
than the local population.
In the global village though, the most hardy weeds that have established
themselves all over the world tend to be those that come from the Eurasian
landmass. Being widespread in their total range, they already have very
strong resistance to most pathogens, and can outcompete other species. The
white man is a good example of such a hardy weed. Purple loosestrife is
another. Local populations tend to be shoved aside when encroached upon by
these aggressive invaders.
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