Category: Ecological Defense System

Our body is not only covered with microbes, but our cells have bacteria in them. Their appearance within our cells has challenged our understanding of cell physiology. Our cell’s performance depends on the proper function of these microbial entities, who live within the cell as a cell organ – an organelle.

The symbiotic relationship among bacteria has led to the development of an ecological system that maintains harmony within a system. The health of the soil depends on a composition of beneficial microbes – a ratio of populations that support each other through the equal sharing of resources. The bodies of the plant and animal kingdom had evolved in this ecological environment to produce a multicellular organism covered head to toe in microbial life. Their presence provided the cells with precise conditions for proper functioning of tissues.

These microbes are found on the surfaces of our skin, mouth, gut and hair, essentially coating these surfaces as a biofilm. Any external thing that comes in contact with our body comes in contact with these microbial populations. In this category, you will find knowledge describing the significance of a healthy ecological system, and how our body benefits from them.

Have you ever heard of The “Enteric Nervous System”?

braingutThis organ of nerves is called the second brain. It is found in the gut region of the body. This plexus of nerves serves as a hub of a central intelligence – all the organs in its care are gut organs. The gut being the processing center of the avatar physiology, its spinal vertebrate corresponds to the yellow and orange spectrums. The processing of material food is accomplished by the gut. But the sampling of chemical stimulants or depressants is accomplished via the enteric nervous system (which then transmits that “sampling” information to the brain).

This localized processing center, i.e. brain in the gut, is connected to the brain in the head via the Vagus Nerve. This nerve provides the exchange of information between the collection of gastrointestinal organs and the brain. Through it, the gut can “speak” and communicate sensory and stimulant information to the brain. Provided the brain is not intoxicated by high dosages of corroding stimulants, it has the capacity to receive information from the gut brain and respond to the frequency and quality of the food.

It is as if the gut has a tongue of its own. While the food sits in it; the gut is continuously tasting the food and soaking up the chemicals. The local nerves receive information about the quality of water in the bloodstream, as well as the nature and concentration of substances in its circulation. When the tongue in our mouth is stimulated by a particular substance, it relays information to both the brains – the one in your head, and the one in your gut. Knowing what concentration of particular materials has entered the mouth, the biological intelligence of both brains invests energy in dealing with the incoming food.

This second brain is a collection of interrelated organs, with a communication hub to allow them to orchestrate their collaboration. The nerves of this plexus reach into the spinal cord at a particular junction, from which they enter the superhighway to the brain in our head. With the information that the brain receives, the mind experiences the nature of the substance.

All living organisms on the lower rungs of evolution eat materials and expel wastes – byproducts. Mankind lives within an animated organism. One of which is bound to the laws of karma – action and reaction – whereas, if you eat, your body will have to digest and eliminate.

 But what is your body? Who is doing the digesting? How can food affect the organism? and what can their byproducts cause?

You are a bacterial entity. 

A few of your organelles inside your cells have been identified as bacteria, who gathered favorably together to form tribal life of mutual and beneficial trade amongst each other. Their symbiotic relationship happened to elicit an evolutionary benefit, one that ended up with the erection of city walls – a membrane – from which the governor of the city, i.e. cellular consciousness, can direct traffic and respond to environmental stimulus for the benefit of coordinated multicellular expressions.

 A bacterial ecosystem.

 Not only are you made up of trillions of these tribal bacterial cells, but you are covered by 10 times more single cell microbes, who live side by side with the cells. These microbes, ranging up to 1000 different species, create amazing benefits for the cells of your lungs, your gut, your skin and your hair. When they are in good shape, your epithelial cells (the surface cells) are enjoying great mucus lubrication and availability of adequately digested nutrients.

The Missing Link

From epigenetic research we now know that substance and food causes buttons to be pushed on the cell membrane, which in turn stimulate gene behavioral changes. The nucleus was once thought to be the brain, but it is now viewed as the gonads of the cell, as you can remove it from the cell and the cell remains alive. The brain is actually the membrane – mem-brain – which received stimulus from either the inside or outside of the cell, and then transmits a cascade pathway that switches genes on and off.

 The genes, which hold the keys to protein and enzyme synthesis, dictate what information is available for transcription. It is like a computer code of zeros and ones; zero is off and one is on – just like a switch. The genes that are off do not express themselves chemically and biologically, as well as behaviorally. Genes that are turned on are expressed, and it’s evinced by the behavior of the cell. The nucleus is likened to a computer hardware, that holds a library of data, and the membrane as a keyboard that accesses the database.

Stimulation of microbial populations. 

Bacteria have DNA as well, just like the bacterial organelle inside the cells – the Mitochondria. These bacteria also have membranes, which means that they are just as much bound to this law of stimulation and expression (sounding like the law of Karma).

It is well known that certain types of substances can cause an organism to advance towards it to consume it, or express the contrary and stay away from the substance, as well as take steps to protect itself from the nature of that substance.

Some substances can cause an acid environment, like the crystalline form of sugar (pure glucose), which is the most acid forming substance consumed today (grains and starches come next). When a living organism, which operates in a slightly alkaline environment, is exposed to a drastic change in the environment, as much as a toxic shift in the acid direction, the organism’s membrane delivers a cascading message to turn off the “growth and healing mode” in favor of the “protection mode“, also known as “The inflammatory response”.

Free roaming bacterial populations are the first to come in contact with ingested substances. They have the capacity to create digesting enzymes, since they desire the utilization of raw materials, and they expel byproducts.

Internal Fermentation

When free roaming bacteria digest a substance, it requires the utilization of complementary nutrients like water and minerals, in order to effectively break apart the atomic bonds between macro-nutrients (starches, fats and proteins).

Since nature stores single sugars as long chains of sugars, aka starches, when the need arises to utilize the sugars for energy purposes, which is bounded in an unavailable form as a starch, the bacteria and cells release digestive enzymes that quicken the breakdown of the bonds. In the process, gases are released as the sugars become available as a single molecule.

We know that the gut will not allow starches into the bloodstream, only simple sugars, so this step is always necessary for sugar to become available.

Not only does the environment in the intestines become highly acidic from the sugars, but the released gases causes pressure and symptoms of bloating. Stress on cells, whether from the acidic factor or gases, switches many cellular and bacterial growth modes into protection mode. This slows down digestion, absorption, and last but not least… the effectiveness of elimination (detoxification).

The Difference between
Aerobic
and Anaerobic
Respiration

Respiration is the active transportation and transmutation of chemicals within a living unit. Such that energy, a desired byproduct, is created, and with it the organism is able to produce movement.

An animal cell, such as the human’s cell, thrives in the presence of Oxygen. The process of cellular respiration, that utilizes Oxygen in a cascade of energy production mechanisms, is called Aerobic Respiration.

In the absence of Oxygen, cells switch to a less efficient mode of respiration called “Anaerobic Respiration”. It is less efficient, since the quantity of energy units – ATP – that is created, is drastically reduced (from 36 ATPs to 2 ATPs).

Taking a look at the illustration; in the absence of oxygen, energy is only created at the stage of Glycolysis. If Oxygen is present, the by product of glycolysis (Pyruvic acid) will enter the Mitochondria. In the absence of Oxygen, the by-products of glycolysis are recycled and fermentation results.

The process of Anaerobic Respiration, in the absence of Oxygen, is also known as Fermentation. The by product of Anaerobic Respiration is Carbon Dioxide, a gas, and Lactic Acid (if it builds up after an exercise, it give the sensation of sore muscles).

External Fermentation.

Traditionally all foods man ate were raw or processed by fermentation. The processing seen in the western lifestyle has neglected the wisdom of our ancestors, which took careful measures in processing grains, legumes and vegetables into forms of food considered “pre-digested by bacteria”, also known as Fermented Food.

Man’s neglect of this wisdom was caused by the invention of a technological preservation device – the Refrigerator. Prior to these Fridges, man would let his food dry out or let sit and ferment in a brine, so food would be available to him during the winter times, when the earth is too cold and conditions wouldn’t allow food to grow in large amounts.

It is a factor, that digestion is only accomplished by microbial consumption of raw materials. Their byproducts – the building blocks of the raw materials. Like the egg yolk, which has no proteins, but rather has the building blocks of proteins – Amino Acids – is so freely bioavailable for absorption by the absorption cells in the digestive tract, that no extra digestive energy is required for processing it.

Imagine how wonderful it is to relieve the digestive tract from such high energy demands. The leading cause for delayed healing and recovery from injury and illnesses is exactly that, hardly no recovery time. Rest is imperative for healing, and when you allow the gut to rest, instead of consuming 60% of the energy in the body for digestion, it can utilize less and the organism directs the growth and repair to brain cells, lungs cells, and every other cell in the body that is screaming with pain signals of attention.

External fermentation, like fermenting a Cabbage to make Sauerkraut, is a delicacy that not only delivers bacterial populations, but also frees the vitamin C from the tough to digest plant cell, and makes many of the plant structure available as building blocks. When that hits the small intestines… walla! fast absorbing nutrients to nourish the residential microbial and cellular populations.

When the first line of cells are happy with the environment created by the fermented foods, the growth mode remains on and thus the gates are wide open for deeper layers of tissues and organs to receive a refreshing flood of nutrients.

Conclusions,

External fermentation complements the organism, by pre-digesting raw materials and making many large materials available in their building block form. This also releases gases, but at least not inside a confined space like the intestines and colon, thus preventing the buildup of gaseous pressures within the bloodstream, that can otherwise lead to gases being locked up inside cells (see The Blood Gas Theory).

Traditionally, we used bacteria and yeasts to digest gluten in the production of sourdough bread. This breaks down the gluten protein, bit by bit, into available free-form amino acids. It is only our conventional methods practiced today that skip the wisdom of proper fermentation, and many people suffer from illnesses due to gluten toxicity. Proper leavening of bread from a whole grain neutralizes the toxins and makes the B vitamins in the bran available for utilization by other organisms.

Digestion is a process leading to elimination. Raw materials are blocks to be mined, like a gold mine, which extracts the prize and eliminates the wastes. Taking steps to locate a gold mine results in less wastes and better yield from the energy utilization in the process of extraction. As goes with food choices, as you can certainly benefit from reducing gaseous wastes and toxins by employing physiologically complementing organisms, who can accomplish for you an initial processing to your food, that would otherwise be called to the intestines during internal digestion, in order to mitigate the heaviness of the meal.

There’s food for thought…

Blessings,

microbiome_smOccasionally repeats itself the contemplation of our biological identity we call human, which is reflected by science as entirely ecological in nature. Human evolution, as classical mechanics describes it, is evolution of an organism irrespective of the theory that all the environment participates in its evolution. 

Is it possible that animals adapted to the govern of man, at the pace man changed his way?

Is a farm animal, like a cow, the product of co-evolution, i.e mutual evolution? In which, instead of the cows imprisonment to serve man, it found that it had a huge advantage and chance of survival and to enjoy a long life, as long as it devotes itself to a symbiotic life alongside humans?

Something similar can be distinguished from man’s relationship with corn. Author of “Omnivore’s Dilemma”, Michael Pollan describes the early periods of human evolution alongside this grain. The writer describes the relationship as if  the corn has evolved to the status where it depends on human interference, otherwise the grain will become extinct. The relationship is a bit strange, because any species in nature that relies on an external factor for its survival is considered a parasite. The seeds of corn are so crowded it requires human hands to separate them and to sow them individually. This made Man a slave of the soil, when he took it upon himself the lore of growing grains –  a task that requires his loyalty and devotion to corn, otherwise man finds himself foraging and hunting as his ancestors have down prior to adopting the preservation of the corn. 

Symbiotic life is reflected through an intelligent template, whose roots can be seen in cellular evolution and even the evolution of the molecule. How come does an atom require 8 electrons in order to be stable? And why are bacteria found inside and outside the cell?

Demarcating Symbiotic Communities

The intelligent design is built on cosmic wisdom, based on communication between elements, and as a result, formation of a community. Resource sharing enabled bacteria to develop into a status, by which they finally demarcated the tribe with a membrane and started to develop communication between tribes in order to produce a larger entity – a multicellular organism. The cell’s membrane walls are its sensory organ, and through it is able to detect changes outside the cell and choose the materials entering its domain. It is like the skin of a multicellular organism, which is full of receptors that are communicating sensations of the environment to its consciousness.

The first membrane of a cell is a leap in evolution for a biological entity, such as the skin of a large multicellular entity is another leap. I wonder if communities of people can form the next leap in evolution, another membrane.

Does Ratio infer Sustainability?

What interested me was the ratio of bacteria to cells in the human body. It’s amazing to think that there are 10 times more bacteria than cells. But what struck me even more was the thought that we humans are bacterial in nature! Not only do we have bacteria inside the cell, but we have bacteria outside the cell. Not only do we have a tribe or city of bacteria (cell), but we have  farms outside of it (probiotic bacteria). The biological pattern raises all sorts of insights, that develop a relationship between ecology and sustainability.

I’m not saying that every cell has 10 bacteria (even though the ratio indicates such a situation), but the pattern, which implies dedicating about 10 farms to each city can provide her with all her needs, and is essentially a biological imitation and evolutionary solution.

Bacteria as intermediates on Biological Surfaces

Existence of bacteria on the  body’s surfaces provides interaction with substances in the environment. About 29% of the ecological population is in the intestines, and 26% in the mouth. Together, the internal environment of the body is coated with more than half the ecosystem. This is very important because they are the first line of digestion. Like turning food scraps into compost depends on digestion by bacteria and other minuscule organisms, and as the root of each plant depend on bacteria to transform materials into nourishment (with higher bio-availability), so are the roots of our digestive system require probiotic population to convert materials (fruit, vegetables, etc.) into nutrients, with a higher bio-availability.

Without appropriate bacterial communities, the bio-availability of food decreases and with it the quality of digestion by intestinal cells.

The question is, are you a pro-biotic being(for – life), a beneficial entity? or an opportunistic entity (tending towards a pathogenic expression)? Will you really take antibiotics, now that you know that it actually launches an attack against the biological foundation of your body? Would you really consume sugar, thereby fermenting the body, or use sugar to ferment external probiotic bacteria (like fermenting Kombucha)?

The human drive for a life of connection, sharing and community was in our bodies blueprint all along. Creation’s governance has an important lesson to teach each entity that has reached maturity. The human body is considered a tool of expression of a higher intelligence, and it is a great honor to pursue Self Mastery and evolve onto the next expression. Family is a higher expression of a communal pattern, but to make it work, one has to develop his talents and tools that provide resources and metabolism with a higher spiritual-availability. 

Remember,
if you control your food choices,
you control the population.

Take care of your bacterial nature, and it will take care of you.
The responsibility is in your hands, to your health!

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