Here’s another case of Medical Amnesia.
According to “Humidity Checks Germs: A 50 percent relative humidity reduces the infecting ability of influenza virus about four-fifths, experiments indicate,” Science News Letter, Oct. 16, 1948 …
“Salt seems to play an important part in the anti-virus and anti-germ effect of humidity. At 50% humidity all the mice died when exposed to virus free of salt. This is in line with the findings of Mr. [Edward M.] Dunklin and Dr. [Theodore T.] Puck on pneumonia, staphylococcus and strep. germs. They suggested that the humidity plays its lethal role on the germs by dehydrating them to the point where they become most vulnerable to the action of salt. In the Dunklin-Puck experiments germs sprayed from salt solution or from human saliva, which is the natural way they get into the air, were rapidly killed.”
Extracellular sodium is our secondary line of defense against both germs and viruses.
(Lithium is our primary defense, and will be discussed in future blog entries.)
Eating fresh fruit – at the “wrong” time – can actually make us more susceptible to germs and viruses.
If you increase your potassium intake and reduce your sodium intake, you shift water and sodium from the extracellular level of your body into the intracellular level.
Sodium and water oppose germs and viruses OUTSIDE the cell, not INSIDE the cell.
The U.S. Border Patrol isn’t stationed in Nebraska or Kansas. It’s stationed in the northern and southern border states.
BUT … once a germ or virus has penetrated the “border,” and has taken up residence inside the body, a new strategy is needed.
A virus (0.025 to 0.25 microns) thrives in the subnuclear and submorphologic level of the body, including the genes and chromosomes – associated with the Sixth Period of the Periodic Table of the Elements.
The extracellular level – including sodium – hangs out in the extracellular level, associated with the Third Period, and too far away from the Sixth Period to be effective.
Bacteria (0.1 to 3 microns) and Rickettsia (0.3 to 1 micron) thrive in the nuclear sap – associated with the Fifth Period.
The cellular level – including potassium – hangs out in the cellular level, associated with the Fourth Period.
Fourth Period cellular level agents (0.5 to 40 microns) are too far removed from Sixth-Period viruses, but only one level above Fifth-Period bacteria, making bacteria vulnerable to antibiotics, fungi, algae, and protozoa.
Fungi and bacteria are in DIRECT COMPETITION with each other.
If you know how, you can harness viruses for LONGEVITY and/or TANTRIC VIRAL ENCODING. (Viruses are sexy.)
Is your sodium obeying the speed limit?
If sodium breaks the speed limit, it contributes to aging.
Douglas Fox (“The speed of life: Are your membranes gunky or runny?” New Scientist, Nov. 1, 2003) wrote …
“The highly saturated membranes of sluggardly animals allow only a few sodium and hydrogen ions to leak across, so their sodium/potassium pumps and proton [hydrogen] pumps work slowly. But the highly unsaturated membranes in animals with zippy metabolisms are much more leaky, and even though they have the same number of sodium/potassium and proton pumps per gram of tissue as more sluggish animals, these pumps operate at a higher rate.”
Relating to the above, “recent” research on LIPID RAFTS – lipid microdomains as organizing principles – is “reinventing the wheel.”
Lipid microdomains validate the AMA-blacklisted research of Emanuel Revici, M.D.
D. Van Nostrand & Co. Ltd. was forced to destroy 40,000 copies of the 50,000 copies of Dr. Revici’s 772-page medical textbook – Research in Physiopathology As Basis of Guided Chemotherapy: With Special Application to Cancer, 1961.