Dr. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. © 2001 http://www.brucelipton.


The Biology of Belief

Recent advances in cellular science are heralding an important evolutionary turning point. For almost fifty years we have held the illusion that our health and fate were preprogrammed in our genes, a concept referred to as genetic determinacy. Though mass consciousness is currently imbued with the belief that the character of one’s life is genetically predetermined, a radically new understanding is unfolding at the leading edge of science. Cellular biologists now recognize that the environment (external universe and internal-physiology), and more importantly, our perception of the environment, directly controls the activity of our genes. The lecture will broadly review the molecular mechanisms by which environmental awareness interfaces genetic regulation and guides organismal evolution. The quantum physics behind these mechanisms provide insight into the communication channels that link the mind-body duality. An awareness of how vibrational signatures and resonance impact molecular communication constitutes a master key that unlocks a mechanism by which our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs create the conditions of our body and the external world. This knowledge can be employed to actively redefine our physical and emotional well-being. Lecture Outline: Knowledge of the philosophical foundation underlying conventional (allopathic) medicine is relevant for it illuminates why and how the dogma of genetic determinacy was derived. Francis Bacon defined the mission of Modern Science shortly after the onset of the Scientific Revolution (1543). Accordingly, the purpose of science was “to dominate and control Nature.” To accomplish that goal, scientists had to first acquire knowledge of what “controls” an organism’s structure and function (behavior). Concepts founded in the principles of Newtonian physics defined the experimental approach to this quest. These principles stipulate that the Universe is a “physical mechanism” comprised of parts (matter), there is no attention given to the invisible “energy.” In this world view, all that matters is “matter.” Consequently, modern science is preoccupied with MATERIALISM. The way to understand how a finely tuned mechanism works is to disassemble it and analyze all of the component “parts.” This approach is called REDUCTIONISM. Through an analysis of the parts and how they interact, defective part(s) in a malfunctioning organism can be identified and either repaired or replaced with “manufactured” parts (drugs, engineered genes, prosthetic devices, etc.). Knowledge of the body’s mechanism would enable scientists to DETERMINE how an organism works and how to “control” the organism by altering its “parts.” Biologists were preoccupied with taking organisms apart and studying their cells for the first half of this century. Subsequently, cells were disassembled and their molecular “parts” catalogued and characterized. Cells are comprised of four types of large (macro-) molecules: Proteins/Polysaccharides (sugars)/Nucleic Acids (gene stuff)/Lipids (fats) The name PROTEIN means “primary element” (proteios, Gr.) for proteins are the primary components of all plant and animal cells. A human is made of ~100,000 different proteins. Proteins are linear “chains,” whose molecular “links” are comprised of amino acid molecules. Each of the 20 different amino acids has a unique shape, so that when linked together in a chain, the resulting proteins fold into elaborate 3-dimensional “wire sculptures.” The protein’s sculpture’s pattern is determined by the sequence of its amino acid links. The balancing of electromagnetic charges along the protein’s chain serves to control the “final” shape of the

the multibillion dollar program to map all of the genes. biologists have assumed that DNA “controls” life. Clearly. If an individual protein in a pathway wears-out and is not replaced then the action of the pathway will stop. the idea that the structure and behavior of an organism are defined by its genes. would be tantamount to removing the cell’s brain. and genes are contained in the cell’s nucleus. In this context. proteins “wear-out” when they are used. The source of replacement protein parts is related to “memory” factors that provide for heredity…the passing on of “character” The search for the hereditary factors that controlled protein synthesis led to DNA. protein sculptures compliment the shape of environmental molecules (which includes other proteins). A protein generates “motion” as it changes shape. enucleated cells may continue to survive and exhibit a “regulated” control of their biological processes. Primacy means “first level of control. Since 1953. the organ that “controls” life is known as the brain. In fact. a protein’s will shift its shape from one conformation to another conformation. genes are “not self-emergent. Though enucleation should result in the immediate death of the cell. the assumption that genes “control” cell behavior is wrong! As is described by Nijhout (X). they assemble into complex structures (similar to the way cogged “gears” intermesh to make a watch). behavioral functions were thought to be controlled by “regulating” the presence or absence of proteins comprising the pathways. it is the environment that controls gene expression. When proteins interlock with the complimentary environmental molecules.” It was concluded that DNA “controls” the structure and behavior of living organisms.” The activities of specific protein pathways provide for digestion.” which revealed how the DNA served as a molecular “blueprint” that defined amino acid sequences comprising a protein. Watson and Crick unraveled the mystery of the “genetic code. reproduction and all of the other physiologic “functions” employed by living organisms. then it is appropriate to acknowledge the concept of Genetic Determinism. To resume function. the nucleus would be expected to be the equivalent of the cell’s “brain. The DNA blueprint for each protein is referred to as a GENE. biologists established the dogma known as the Primacy of DNA. A protein’s movement can be harnessed to do “work.” Dispelling the Myth of Genes: If the brain is removed from any organism. Once this is accomplished. In 1953. Removing the cell’s nucleus. Since proteins define the character of an organism and the proteins’ structures are encoded in the DNA. When proteins chemically couple with other molecules it changes the distribution of electromagnetic charges in the protein. Their search was linked to the fact that proteins are labile (opposite of stabile). referred to as enucleation. Rather than endorsing the Primacy of DNA. but random protein actions can not provide for “life.” Consequently. the protein must be replaced. Science’s materialist-reductionist-determinist philosophy led to the Human Genome Project. Since genes are presumed to control cellular life. how can they control the behavior of the cell? Nijhout further emphasizes that genes are regulated by “environmental signals. the immediate and necessary consequence of that action is—death of the organism. excretion. Consequently.” that is genes can not turn themselves on or off. respiration.” In the manner of a lock and key. Like parts in a car. Changes in “charge” cause the protein to change its shape. upon coupling with chemicals. The unique shape of a protein sculpture is referred to as its “conformation. If genes can’t control their own expression. Therefore. In multicellular animals.” Groups of interacting proteins which work together in carrying out a specific function are referred to as “pathways.sculpture. we must acknowledge the Primacy of the Environment! 2 . realize Science’s mission of “controlling” the expression of an organism.” Scientists needed to identify the mechanism that “integrates” protein functions to allow for the complex behaviors. Since DNA “determines” the character of an organism. cells can live for two or more months without a nucleus. it is assumed that we can use that knowledge to repair or replace “defective” genes and in the process. Proteins provide for the organism’s structure and function.

Consequently. The phospholipid bilayer forms a skin-like barrier which separates the external environment from the internal cytoplasm. these IMPs also control gene expression. the equivalents of eyes. The cell membrane. consequently. The IMP complex controls behavior. There are two classes of IMPs: RECEPTORS and EFFECTORS. If specific functional proteins are not already present in the cell. mitochondria. However. it causes the effector to changes its own conformation from an inactive to an active form. like those associated with digestion. This new physics emphasizes energetics over materialism. IMPs look like olives in the membrane’s bread and butter sandwich. when the receptor binds to the effector protein. Each receptor-effector protein complex collectively constitutes a “unit of perception. these organisms do not contain any organelles (diminutive of “organs) such as nuclei. It also serves as the cell’s “brain. once thought to be like a permeable Saran Wrap that holds the cytoplasm together. and other specific molecules across the “bread and butter” barrier). Effector proteins may be enzymes. respiratory. which resemble lollipops with two sticks. substitutes holism for reductionism. and recognizes uncertainty in place of determinism. Conventional medicine has consistently ignored research published in its own main-stream scientific journals. Receptor IMPs “see” or are “aware” of their environment and effector IMPs create physical responses that translate environmental signals into an appropriate biological behavior. ears. we now recognize that receptors respond to energy signals as well as molecular signals. the protein receptor changes its conformation so that it is able to complex with a specific effector protein. RNA synthesis. excretion.” . Conventional biology stipulates that receptors only respond to “matter” (molecules). cell differentiation. nose. including DNA synthesis. The many processes and functions of this unicellular life form are highly integrated. cytoskeletal elements (cellular equivalents of muscle and bone ) or transporters (proteins that carry electrons. which include thought. Effector proteins carry out cell behaviors.” The cell membrane is primarily composed of “phospholipids” and proteins. The membrane resembles a bread and butter sandwich. are arranged in a crystalline bilayer. protons. a belief consistent with the Newtonian view of the Universe as a “matter machine. it responds by changing its conformation.” Leading edge contemporary cell research has transcended conventional Newtonian physics and is now soundly based upon a universe created out of energy as defined by quantum physics. wherein the lipid “sticks” form the central butter layer. Pulsed electromagnetic fields have been shown to regulate virtually every cell function. When a receptor recognizes and binds to a signal. etc. it must have a brain equivalent. The only organized structure in these primitive life forms is its “cell membrane. excretory and integumentary (skin) systems. and cell movement. actually provides for the bacterium’s digestive. research that clearly reveals the regulatory influence that electromagnetic fields have on cell physiology. The fact that data is integrated. and through its affect upon regulatory proteins. cell division. This is how an environmental signal activates a cell’s behavior. ions. Cytologically. Receptors are the cell’s “sense” organs. Built into the membrane are special proteins called Integral Membrane Proteins (IMPs). Where is cell’s brain? The answer is to be found in bacteria. Generally effector proteins are inactive in their resting conformation. processed and used to make a calculated behavioral response emphasizes the existence of a “brain” equivalent in the cell. The IMP complexes provide the cell with “awareness of the environment through physical sensation. Golgi bodies. These findings are relevant for they acknowledge that biological behavior can be controlled by “invisible” energy forces. The activity of effector IMPs generally regulate the behaviors of cytoplasmic protein pathways.” which by dictionary definition represents perception. protein synthesis. morphogenesis and neuroendocrine regulation. etc..Cells “read” their environment. assess the information and then select appropriate behavioral programs to maintain their survival. activated effector IMPs send a signal to the nucleus and elicit required gene programs. the most primitive organisms on Earth.” also known as its plasmalemma. When activated by its complimentary signal. Phospholipids.

g. the screen (data output) is the physical state of the cell. Recent studies have verified that the cell membrane is in fact an organic HOMOLOGUE of a silicon chip. Since a cell can not move forward and backward at the same time. parasites.. Furthermore. Cells “learn” by making new receptors and integrating them with specific effector proteins. temperature. This learning/evolution mechanism is employed by the immune system. If our tissues and organs perceive a need for protection. viruses. When new. a cell can not be in growth and protection at the same time. “signals” enter the environment. and life-threatening agents (toxins. etc. they will compromise their growth behavior. toxins. When a perception unit recognizes an environmental signal. It is now recognized that environmental stimuli can induce “adaptive” mutations which enable a cell to specifically alter its genes.) represent “new” environmental signals. T-lymphocytes create protein ANTIBODIES which complement and bind to the antigens.” Protein antibody structure is encoded in genes (DNA). Identity receptors are referred to as “self receptors. The cell’s ability to make new IMP receptors and respond to the new signal with an appropriate survival-oriented response (behavior) is the foundation of evolution. etc. all behaviors can be classified as either growth or protection responses.A biochemical definition of the cell membrane reads as follows: the membrane is a liquid crystal (phospholipid organization). To the immune cell (T-lymphocyte). This is true for human cells as well. In single-celled organisms (bacteria. In making new antibodies. This definition is exactly the same as that used to define a computer chip.” or “histocompatibility receptors.). Though there are hundreds of behavioral functions expressed by a cell. gravity. predators. the cell creates new perception units to respond to them. New perception units require “new” genes for the IMP proteins.” are equivalent to computational BITS. the cell IS an organic computer. This process enables organisms to survive in ever changing environments. These DNA changes are mutations. invasive ANTIGENS (e. Until recently. For example. A special group of receptors confer “identity” so that members of the cellular community can collectively respond to a “central” command. These signals include elements of the physical environment (light. Taken in this context. the cell’s receptors respond to all survival-related environmental signals. At the cellular level. minerals.). the disk (memory) is the nucleus. Chronic protection leads to a disruption of the tissue and its function. the cells evolved additional receptors required for “community” identity and integration. protozoa and algae). Antibodies are “receptors” for they specifically recognize their antigen “signal. A cell’s awareness of the environment is reflected in its receptor population. the misperception can actually change the genes to accommodate the “belief. growth and protection are mutually exclusive behaviors. Cellular memory is represented by the “new” genes that code for these proteins.” meaning that the outcome of the mutation could not be directed. In multicellular organisms. Cells move toward growth signals and away from life-threatening stimuli (protection response). other organisms). the keyboard (data entry) are the membrane receptors. The operation of the cell can be easily understood by noting its homology to the computer: the “CPU” (information processing mechanism) is the cell membrane.” 4 . food (nutrients. cells “create” new genes. Receptor/effector IMP complexes. Organs or tissues can not be exchanged unless they bear the same self-receptors as the recipient. What happens if a cell experiences a stressful environment but does not have a gene program (behavior) to deal with the stress? It is now recognized that cells can “rewrite” existing gene programs in an effort to overcome the stressful condition. such mutations may be mediated by an organism’s perception of its environment. Simply stated. semiconductor (the only things that can cross the membrane barrier are those brought across by transport IMPs) with gates (receptor IMPs) and channels (effector IMPs). if an organism “perceives a stress that is actually not there. bacteria. etc. salts. the units of “perception.” Self-receptors are used by the immune system to distinguish “self” from invasive organisms. heretofore unrecognized. all mutations were thought to be “random. the cell is a self-powered microprocessor. Integration receptors respond to information signals (hormones. growth factors) used to coordinate functions in cell communities. it will activate a cell function.

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Lenton Nature 1998.In conclusion: The structure of our bodies are defined by our proteins. 290:1066-1067 (Same “transcription factors” used for 3 different genes in same nucleus. not survival of the “fittest”) Principles for the Buffering of Genetic Variation J. Nijhout BioEssays 1990. this source is present in almost all local libraries and schools of higher learning. Balter Science 2000. 406:347-348 (Reviews 2 books by evolutionary geneticist R. many genes acting together.. Marx Science 2000. Consequently. IMP perception units in the cell’s membrane convert the environment into awareness. Cairns. 335:142-145 (This was first major paper on “adaptive” mutations [i.and Additional Good References: These references are organized into subject categories and serve as references to related information. Detecting Individual Atoms and Molecules with Laser: Every atom or molecule emits and absorbs light of characteristic wavelengths. F. how does single factor select among three genes?) 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