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By Bryon Verhaeghe
June 2003

Life is a struggle. Where we don’t notice this is inside our bodies. There are millions of parasites, fungus, bacteria and viruses in everyone. Each has its favorite part or parts of the body and there is a constant fight between everyone. Each of them is fighting for space and nutrition. Life is a struggle for these critters as well as us.

Reproducing life is a critical period that needs to be without the challenges of competitors. Our unborn baby (fetus) is well protected by the amniotic fluid (water), the uterus (womb) and the placenta (blood supply). The short living placenta tightly controls the contents of the blood flowing to the fetus to keep out competitors and toxins. The placenta is so intensely active that it can only function for a couple of weeks beyond the normal term of pregnancy. This is why being over due is so carefully monitored. The placenta simply cannot function much longer and the baby’s life becomes jeopardized.

While in the amniotic fluid a healthy fetus is completely void of competitors. Once this fluid, commonly called water, breaks, the colonization and competition begins. This is when the immune system needs to be in place and the struggle of life begins. Within two hours of birth all mammals are fully colonized. E.coli bacteria are in every mammal’s bowel that was not there during gestation (pregnancy). At two hours of age 80% of all babies have a parasite that only lives in the eyelashes.

Hormones regulate most things in the body. We are born with mostly soft cartilaginous bones, which allow the baby to flex while passing through the birth canal. The plates of the skull allow the head to elongate and the arms and legs to flex without breaking. After birth the mothers milk supplies large amounts of calcium for bone formation. All calcium in babies and adults is under complete control of hormones. Our bones harden with calcium from the middle of the bone and progresses outwardly during adolescence. The very ends should remain with cartilage our entire life.

Just after birth hormones surge for a short while to ensure development towards male or female. Often a pregnancy with a male baby is more difficult because the mothers’ hormones are clashing. Some mothers report more nausea and morning sickness with boys compared with girls. There is another and greater surge of hormones during puberty. This is where the bone differences between male and female become more apparent.

In males the pubic bone is completed with calcium but in females this bone remains cartilaginous. This is to allow the pubic bone to stretch and expand the size of the birth canal to facilitate the baby to pass through. During menopause calcification of the pubic bone completes. Estrogen actually keeps all the bones softer in women than in men and also keeps the skin and entire body softer. Testosterone speeds up the hardening of the body and thus also speeds up ageing. This is why women outlive men. When we are soft and flexible we are young, when we are hard and brittle we are old. Calcium makes us hard and brittle. Bone density is in response to weight bearing exercise and not in response to the amount of calcium present.

As adults we all have what is termed normal flora. A healthy adult has ten billion strep per gram of gum tissue. Strep is recognized as the main cause of cavities (caries). We all have a parasite on our scalp that is partly responsible for hair follicle damage. We know this as balding (alopecia). A few contributing factors are also responsible. The blood flow to the scalp comes mostly from the area between the jaw and ear. With the extra hardening of the body with testosterone and calcium this blood flow is less in men. This is also part of the reason men develop more hearing problems and require more common usage of hearing aids. Same for the high blood pressure, calcium hardens the arteries and the heart and the lungs. Calcium speeds up ageing.

A hair salon shampoo company with the Nioxin product discovered a relationship between male pattern baldness and a parasite. This scalp parasite is on virtually all people and is larger in the presence of testosterone. What they found is that these animals feces (poop) is toxic to hair follicles. When women pass through menopause their estrogen drops and testosterone becomes more dominant and some elderly ladies lose their hair. And there are more contributing factors. Gravity reduces blood flow to the scalp. Baseball caps and hard hats restrict blood flow. Also the ultra-violet (UV) rays of the sun cause the moisture and oxygen in the air to become energized with electrons and they hook together and form peroxide (H2O2) – bleach, without the chlorine. When our hair lightens or our furniture fades in the sun it is actually bleach in the air. Our skin produces more pigment in response and we tan. Our skin has three major antioxidants; glutathione, vitamin C and urea. The bleach of the sun destroys these particularly on the hands, arms, face and scalp. Without them the feces of the parasites are more damaging and we bald more easily. When these antioxidants become really depleted our skin goes a bit crazy and we get dense spots of pigment. At a younger age these are freckles and at an older age they are called liver spots. Some people get darker knuckles or areas on the face. Many black people have this. These are quite reversible and in the medical literature it states a niacin deficiency. Niacin causes a histamine release and flush bringing blood to the skin, which eventually increases urea levels. Skin rejuvenates from this. Niacinamide and the non-flushing formulas are of no benefit.

Like a protected fetus we have protected sites. These include the brain (central nervous system-CNS), the heart valve and the eye. In a similar manner as the placenta the blood is tightly filtered. Men have two extra of these protected sites, the prostate and the testicles. When any of these sites become infected they are particularly hard to recover because of blood flow. To protect our ability to reproduce the prostate produces a concentrated zinc fluid to kill bacteria in the urethra as extra protection to the seminal vessels and testicles. A female sheds every month to effectively toss out bacteria. Also in a woman the ovaries are not connected directly to the outside so that bacteria cannot travel to them. A women ovulates an egg, which falls into the fallopian tubes. Often this happens during the day while she is standing so that gravity helps the egg find the fallopian tubes.

Life is not simple or easy. Our immune systems are needed for every breath, every meal and every reproduction. We host billions of competitors, some of which help us with life. Some of them are destructive to our bodies. There are certain tools that our immune system uses and they work best when all of our needs are met and are in balance. Too much of anything is bad, especially too much calcium. Hormones regulate our bones; calcium speeds up ageing and facilitates disease. Canadians are overdosing on calcium. We need to be soft and flexible for long healthy life.

Sulfur is the molecule that gives us flexibility and youth. MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane), glutathione and alpha lipoic acid are plant-derived sulfurs. They are found in all plants. They restore elasticity to the heart, lungs, brain, tendons, muscles, skin, hair and the entire body. Calcium makes us hard, brittle and old; sulfur makes us soft, flexible and young. From extensive studies MSM is about as toxic as water.

The Canadian government is currently trying to ban the sale of MSM in the Canadian market. If you are inclined to share your thoughts on the latest health protection agencies restrictions, share your thoughts with them and drop a note to them. The Minister of Health is Anne McLellan and her fax number is 613-952-1154. The assistant deputy minister, Health Products & Food Branch, Health Canada is Diane Gorman and her fax number 613-957-3954. MSM needs to continue to be available to us.

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