One of the participants on the WalkWithMeNow platform, Julien Drouin, has written this interesting piece about the connection between living in a state of fear and what effects it can have on the body. He is a Medical Doctor living and practicing in Marseille France.
So, fear triggers “Fight or flight” response which increase acetylcholine concentration and stimulate cancer cells.
As Anita Moorjani said, she was living in fear for years (It’s not a judgment).
We now have a hypothesis explaining why her body developed cancer.
Remenber, that’s just a hypothesis. Maybe a form of help help for adjuvant therapy. Always consult your Doctor.
But how an external factor could change the course of cancer? We hear everywhere that cancer is triggered by genetic mutations.
Well, first you need to know that genes account for only 2-3% of DNA. The remaining 98% once considered « junk DNA », are actually powerfull regulators of gene activity. They are even able to CREATE genetic mutations.
Secondly you need to know who controls « Junk DNA » : the environment.
The increased toxicity of our environment explains the rise in childhood cancer. (Exposure starts in utero) https://www.theguardian.com/science/2005/jan/17/cancer.medicineandhealth
So, genetic mutations are not sufficient to trigger cancer (old paradigm/victim)
Even if there are mutations, scientific can reverse cancer cells phenotype,
“More and more data suggests that just having mutations is not sufficient to cause cancer,” said Dr. Kornelia Polyak, a breast cancer researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, “You need the right context.”
Is unexpressed and accumulated fear the right context ? It is an hypothesis to consider.
You could be interested in Mina Bisell’s work: “a cancer cell doesn’t automatically become a tumor, but rather, depends on surrounding cells (its microenvironment) for cues on how to develop. She shares the two key experiments that proved the prevailing wisdom about cancer growth were wrong.”
So, Anita dropped fear
What happens in our body when you do that? When we process the fear? When we start living in joy/love?
The body goes into « relaxation response ».
What is the biological effect of activating the relaxation response?
Donald D. Lund, from the University of Iowa, said in 1986: “Vagal nerve stimulation (a sign of relaxation response) decrease acetylcholine concentration”
Vagus nerve stimulation alters regional acetylcholine turnover in rat heart.
Gidron, De Couck, and De Greve (Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium) explain that: “Vagal nerve activity independently predicts prognosis in cancer. When vagal nerve activity is high, cancer stage no longer predicts tumor burden”
« If you have an active vagus nerve, cancer stage may no longer be important. » (new paradigm/power)
Well, now we understand that it’s a very (very, very) good idea to drop fear.
How can we do that ?
You can start with this very effective meditation “fear processing exercise”, by Inelia Benz.
Thank you Anita Moorjani for sharing your story www.facebook.com/Anita.Moorjani/
And thank you Inelia for sharing your tools.
Julien Drouin MD
See also: Psychoneuroimmunology and cancer: A decade of discovery, paradigm shifts, and methodological innovations
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