What Can You Tell Me About Cancer? (Second Installment)
Dr. Royal Lee felt that there may be different types of disease development in the cancer family. Allergies, autoimmune conditions, weakened immunity all may lead to cancer, or become chronic conditions independently. The outcome is determined by the lifestyle and nutritional choices of each individual. Dr. Royal Lee was one of the pioneers of natural medicine in the early part of the twentieth century. Like other body theorists of that time such as Pottenger and Royal Rife, Dr. Lee looked for the logic in the symptoms and illnesses that the body produced. Illness is just an expression of the imbalances that the body has developed over time. It is this view that gave rise to the theory by Dr. Lee concerning cancer.
He felt that there may be different types of disease development in the cancer family. Allergies, autoimmune conditions, weakened immunity all may lead to cancer, or become chronic conditions independently. The outcome is determined by the lifestyle and nutritional choices of each individual. Each natural tissue contains its own growth-regulating factor, which is present in a dormant state in each cell of that tissue type. These growth regulating factors have been referred to throughout history as somatids or even thought to be bacteria, but Dr. Lee saw them as natural protomorphogens [PMG] which would regulate cell growth to the limit of the genes.
Every cell synthesizes these small particles and as the cell grows the amount of PMG within the cell increases, and so the cell begins to secrete this growth-regulating factor, in order to maintain health, as a normal product of the cell’s metabolism. Accumulation of this substance in the extracellular fluid triggers the reproduction process. As the PMG volume increases outside of the cell, the accumulation triggers Natural Tissue Antibody, which then begins to inhibit cellular reproduction by absorbing the excess PMG that is present in the extracellular fluid. However, in many people, the NTA of their immune system is incapable of controlling this excess PMG formation. This means that the cell will continue to reproduce until there is no longer any room for growth. This prevents the release of PMG particles from the cell causing the concentration of PMG material within the cell to increase dramatically.
Over time many cells in the affected tissue will die from high levels of internal PMG amounts as well as lack of blood flow due to the overcrowding of the cells that are now present in the cyst that has formed. This causes the cells’ contents to spill into the surrounding tissues, which triggers an ongoing immune reponse to absorb the remaining PMG material. This leads to a toxic environment surrounding all the cells of that tissue. In the case of connective tissue, PMG have an affinity for fibrin, which is an essential component of connective tissue. PMG is easily stored in connective tissue, leading to a rapid formation of a connective tissue tumor. In fact, many of us experience connective tissue tumors throughout our life, which can appear as muscle knots, lipomas or other lumps which are ignored. These may be signs of a PMG dysfunction and immune dysregulation which needs attention and correction.
This is the essence of autoimmune dysfunction and the first type of disease development in the cancer family. Damaged areas of tissue, due to weak immunity as mentioned, or microbial infection, chemical or toxic debris or nutritional starvation, all will become the target of the immune system, constantly cleaning up exogenous PMG. This may be the case with Graves’ Disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis and even Ulcerative Colitis.
As the NTA levels increase over time to combat the exogenous PMG, an excess will develop that outpaces the natural tissue and its’ PMG levels. There will then be a regression or atrophy of that natural tissue and whatever cells are left will mutate due to the damage sustained from the NTA activity. Growth that occurs at this point may then be of an uncontrolled variety because the remaining natural cells lack the appropriate cell blueprints for healthy cellular division. So the normal cycle of reproduction of the remaining cells is altered, which can cause subsequent PMG to mutate into a virus-like tissue. This then is handled by the immune system differently, because now the normal triggers no longer work, and the immune system becomes compromised in trying to eliminate the aberrant tissue. This is the second type of disease development in the cancer family, where the immune system becomes compromised and we experience longer and more frequent colds, infections and poor healing.
Dr. Royal Lee states that all chronic inflammatory cases can be traced back to protomorphogens. Continual challenges to healthy tissue cause the immune system to anticipate the constant challenge and prepare a huge natural tissue antibody army. This army ties up the natural growth factor, preventing normal repair. This can be seen in the concept of allergies and tissue degeneration which is the third type of disease development in the cancer family.
In the case of an allergy, the immune system becomes alert to the presence of specific proteins that are present in foreign tissue types. Anything that is present in the wrong location, particularly free-floating in the blood, would be considered by the body to be a foreign protein. This means that anything escaping from the intestinal tract undigested, would be considered a foreign protein. Also if there is severe damage to natural body tissue, such as heart, lung or adrenal tissue, then the damaged tissue proteins will be absorbed into the blood through the action of necrosis. These will then cause the immune system to sweep them out of the system and to to be coded to the remaining organic tissue that contain the same proteins. In this way, damage to natural tissue by chemicals, trauma or disease can begin a process of gradual degeneration and deterioration by the immune system.
So allergies, autoimmune disorders and tumor formation all may be different faces of cancer. Chronic illness is not something to live with, but a sign every day of an imbalance that needs to be addressed.
Stay tuned for the last installment of What Can You Tell Me About Cancer?