It is well known among geneticists that genes plus environment
can cause disease or result in health. The fact that scientists
have located the gene only gives fuel to the new hype that
we will soon be able to cure everything by injecting a virus
carrying the correct gene. People should not continue to hype
the idea that finding the gene is the b-all and end-all.
this gene is only one part of a complex problem. For example,
testing the DNA of Crohn's patients might show a "bad"
gene but that gene CAN BE THE RESULT OF MALABSORPTION. This
malabsorbtion has been researched by Dr. Haas and is discussed
in Breaking The Vicious Cycle.
blocks of DNA require the formation of 4 base pairs (adenine,
cytosine, thymine, guanine; ATCG) The cells cannot form thymine
if the person is deficient in certain vitamins and minerals.
All dividing and mutiplying cells are constantly forming these
base pairs but if a person is deficient in certain vitamins
and minerals (particularly folic acid and B12), they will
not form the perfect molecule of thymine thereby resulting
in a "bad" gene. With a thymine molecule that is
not formed perfectly as cells divide, we have a mutation.
Therefore, it is a vicious cycle of what comes first, the
chicken and the egg.
people are aware of this but I took 3 years of genetics and
did a graduate course in cytogenetics and gave a report on
it. It is important to print the news of gene advances but
it also important to give a fair shake to all science. Just
being told that we are making advances so that we can someday
inject a perfect gene into you to substitute for the bad gene
is not enough.)
work has shown that genetically, (according to tissue typing)
some people are more vulnerable to an attack against intestinal
bacteria by the antibodies produced by the immune system.
Dr. Ebringer showed about 15 years ago that histocompatibility
genes (genes that confer on certain people a certain tissue
type, eg. HbA-27) can make one susceptible to the antibodies
that are trying to kill certain bacteria in the gut. He also
showed how a diet similar to SCD got rid of the bacteria and
stopped the immune system producing all those "lethal"