"Every disease known to man can be explained in seven minutes," Dr. Tunsky explained at his November lecture at the First Annual Arizona Choices Exposition in Tucson, Ariz. He then explained how cellular malfunction develops into the symptoms we know as diseases. To understand this concept, Dr. Tunsky says we must first realize that the biggest error in mainstream medicine and naturopathy is that the body is compartmentalized, suggesting that the systems are not interrelated. In reality, the human body is a complete unit with highly complex systems working together to keep it functioning optimally.
Our bodies are designed to recognize self and non-self, but they're not designed to absorb synthetic materials like soda and pharmaceuticals. When our bodies do absorb these toxins, as well as any emotional toxins, through the environment or through eating and drinking, they are able to expel some of the hazardous material, but not all. As a result, this material builds up until the blood becomes contaminated, according to Dr. Tunsky. For the purpose of self-preservation, the blood then pushes out the contaminants into the genetically determined "weakest link" body systems. This is why certain diseases run in some families but not others. When our "weakest link" body systems become affected by these contaminants, we then develop the symptoms mainstream medicine recognizes as individual diseases, but that are really just our cells "crying out," says Dr. Tunsky.
Mainstream medicine teaches physicians to treat the symptoms of one underlying disease, rather than cellular malfunction itself. To explain this phenomenon, Dr. Tunsky evokes the analogy of a car that has a "check engine" light on. Treating the individual "diseases" that really are just symptoms of overall cellular malfunction is like cutting the wires to the warning lights rather than actually fixing the engine. This type of medicine is ineffective because it is just the illusion of healing, making it what Dr. Tunsky calls "David Copperfield medicine."
To prove his point, Dr. Tunsky used cancer as an example. Mainstream medicine usually treats cancer by removing the tumor or tumors from the affected body parts. However, the tumor is not the problem, according to Dr. Tunsky. Rather, it is the solution. When cells malfunction in the manner that we call cancer, the body forms a bubble (a tumor) around the malfunctioned cells to isolate them with the hope that someday the immune system will be able to defeat the cut-off cells. Merely removing the tumor without addressing the factors that are causing cellular malfunction will not effectively treat or cure cancer, according to Dr. Tunsky, nor will further poisoning the body with chemotherapy or radiation.
Cellular malfunction is not instantaneous; it is a multi-stepped process. The first step is of course toxicity, which results from the consumption of environmental and emotional toxins, as mentioned before. When you consume drinks like soda or breathe in chemicals like artificial fragrances on a regular basis, these toxins build up in your body over time. As a result, your cells become "gummed up," starving them of nourishing oxygen and water. At this time, heavy metals and malnutrition come into play, as well as bacteria and viruses.
Dr. Tunsky's view of infectious agents' role in cellular malfunction opposes the beliefs of mainstream medicine. He believes that these agents are "trying to clean things up," as everything is integrated. Furthermore, because of the cells' anaerobic and dehydrated conditions, circulation problems develop, turning them into a stagnant swamp, breeding things like fungus and mold and representing another factor in cellular malfunction.
Like tumors, cholesterol, deemed "bad" by mainstream medicine, is nothing more than the body's attempt to isolate malfunctioned cells, according to Dr. Tunsky. He believes that the body uses hardening agents like cholesterol, calcium and iron to "wall off" the bad cells. In other words, high cholesterol isn't a result of eating cholesterol-rich foods; it is, in Dr. Tunsky's words, "like a scab on the walls of the arteries." As you might imagine, the last stage of cellular malfunction is tissue death, but fortunately there are ways to halt the malfunction before it gets to this point.
In order to stop cellular malfunction, you must first stop poisoning your body with the toxins that are causing it. This means limiting your consumption of trans fats, refined white flour and sugar and pharmaceutical drugs, as well as limiting your exposure to environmental and emotional toxins. For more information on the metabolic disruptors in your refrigerator that might be making you sick, see the Health Ranger Mike Adams' book, Grocery Warning, available from Truth Publishing. Then, once you stop adding to the problem, you must also detoxify and remove the agents that are already wreaking havoc on your cells. Following a raw foods diet is a great way to do this, according to Dr. Tunsky. If you think it would be too difficult to incorporate raw foods into your busy lifestyle, be sure to visit Karen Kevala Parker's informative web site Raw Food for Real People for tips on going raw. Defeating cellular malfunction is the key to preventing illness and disease while restoring your body to its greatest functional potential.