Cancer Tricks Immune System – Or Does It?

Posted by: michael  :  Category: Factors affecting Brain Health

I actually set out to write a post looking at Swine Flu ‘propaganda’ as an example of where we need to exercise critical thinking. However, my thoughts kept drifting to some research I read recently on the artificial stimulation of the immune system to recognise cancer cells.

If you’ve read my previous posts you’ll appreciate that I’m not really in to the artificial stimulation stuff when it comes to the human body. I am convinced that the body’s cells hold everything we need to know about mind and body health but we need to work out how to access that knowledge naturally. Whether we use that knowledge is a matter for personal decision.

Anyway, let’s do a bit more thinking about cancer cells. What is it that makes them different from, for example, viruses and bacteria?

Well, they seem to be pretty smart…
Trick 1
They are made from the body’s own tissues and that presents a problem because they appear as normal cells and the immune system doesn’t want to attack itself.
Trick 2
Whereas normal cells when infected send out signals that let the immune system know there’s a problem and it’s time it got to work and repelled the invaders – it seems that cancer cells appear not to. In other words, they seem to be able to switch off the alert and triggering mechanism.

If you think I must be struggling with all this stuff about the body being tricked… you’ve got it in one!  In fact, at this point I want to intervene and ask the question whether this is a good example of where we have failed to provide the right conditions for the intelligence stored in our cells to perform its magic? Do you think that’s a possibility?

Anyway, let’s get back to what some cancer researchers are doing…

They are trialling the use of vaccines to try and activate the body’s defences by making cancer cells recognisable to the immune system  while this is a more subtle approach than the slash and burn of chemotherapy it is still in my view an insult to the body’s potential to care for itself given the right circumstances.

While some might consider my approach to mental and physical health naïve and child-like I am reassured by the fact that I, you, we were created as living, thinking beings in just 9 months without any external interference or assistance whatsoever. And that’s awesome!

With that in mind the matter of recognising and dealing with cancer cells should be a walk-in-the-park for the body’s innate intelligence. But it doesn’t seem to be… or are we, as usual, missing something?

I think the answer is yes…
As I’ve said, I’m convinced the knowledge required to defeat cancer cells is already stored in the body’s cells. What is missing is that we haven’t yet uncovered the step we need to take to access that knowledge and let it get to work.

We are just not identifying and/or creating whatever is necessary for the immune system to do what it’s so brilliantly designed to do – defeat the invaders! As you might imagine, I don’t think artificial stimulation or other forms of intervention are the way to go.

I think we need to use a natural approach that matches the needs of the body and is welcomed by the body. The popular approach of introducing foreign substances means that the body has to deal with them as well as trying to restore harmony.

What do you think?

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11 Responses to “Cancer Tricks Immune System – Or Does It?”

  1. Cancer Poems Says:

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  2. michael Says:

    Thank you for your comments… to subscribe to the rss feed just click link in top right corner. By the way, your English is fine.
    Your comments raise an interesting point that I’d like to address. Most people don’t realise that they are already experts on both their physical and brain health. The theme running through my posts is that you, the individual, already possess all the knowledge and resources you need to stay healthy and alert for life. This information is stored in their body’s cells – call it cellular intelligence, if you like. How can I be so certain? Well, you were conceived in nine months without any external assistance whatsoever – and that is truly an awesome event. Unless you abuse your cells to such an extent that when they subdivide the new cells have their are functionality impaired, your good health should continue. But, of course, we do abuse our cells and prevent them from doing their job effectively. What we need to do is to create and maintain conditions that foster cell health. In my series of posts on “How to become your own brain health specialist” I suggest a strategy. The bottom line is that we are all experts on our own physical and mental health… no-one knows more than you do. I guess that’s both exciting and slightly scary. Why? Well, it means that while it opens opportunities for you to take care of your health… your health is your rersponsibilty!You don’t need me or anyone else once you discover how to access and use your ‘cellular intelligence’.

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  7. michael Says:

    Hi Cross,
    I certainly encourage people to do their own research on topics and ideas they find interesting. My approach to developing this blog is to throw up ideas and knowledge about caring for the brain. I try to look at things differently in the sense that being an ordinary person I can take an ordinary person’s perspective. That gives me the opportunity to ask questions and raise issues that conventional brain health specialists would probably not consider. For example, I firmly believe we possess all the knowledge and resources (held in our body’s cells) to be our own brain health specialist – once we learn how to access and use that cellular intelligence. Regards, Michael.

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    Thanks for your encouraging words. I am new to blogging (only a few months) and traffic is slowly growing. I am trying to build a really informative and innovative blog. In that ragard, while I realise the need to do more promotion I think it’s more important to put most of my time in to writing good quality posts. My feeling is that if visitors like my posts they will come back and perhaps tell their friends about So, my strategy is: high quality posts first and promotion later. Regards, Michael.

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