If not genes, then what?

In this article Jonathan Latham discusses the failure of the human genome project to deliver the answers it promised regarding illness and disease. He states that despite the many genetic breakthroughs and discoveries that are sometimes highly publicized for conditions such as cancer, mental illness and heart disease, only a handful are of genuine significance for human health. He also mentions a paper by Francis Collins, one of the leaders of the genome project, in which it is acknowledged that ‘despite more than 700 genome-scanning publications and nearly $100bn spent, geneticists still had not found more than a fractional genetic basis for human disease.’ He points out that further searching in this field may not prove fruitful and asks ‘if inherited genes are not to blame for our commonest illnesses, can we find out what is?’

The answer to that question is yes. Whilst genes have a role to play they are not, as has been pointed out, the answer to man’s ills. From the understandings of esoteric philosophy and healing, the emotions are responsible for much illness and disease. This is not yet widely accepted within medicine although reports are being published particularly in the field of psychoneuroimmunology that show that emotions are toxic to the human body.  Why is this so?  Esoterically the true nature of the human person is love and there is no love in any emotion (and no emotion in love). The emotions are of a different energy to love and over time that affects the body in detrimental ways that ultimately result in illness and disease.  I expect that research in this field will continue to expand and confirm that the emotions are harmful to the human body but for myself I know this to be true from my own experiences of healing. Perhaps some of you have also found emotions to be at the root of your illness or disease or disharmony in your life and can share your experience? Feel free to share or comment.


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    15th August 2011 at 6:00 pm

    All true.

    As someone who works in the field, it seems really obvious that there is much more to disease than the genetics we have been stuck on. I agree that science has little to show for the resources put into genetic research, and many are reluctant to admit it. A big problem that I’m seeing is that the doctors and the researchers that I work with are still strongly invested in genetics causing disease, and so this is what the patients hear from the “experts” even though their research is telling them otherwise. It means that the patients can then blame a ‘faulty gene’, and it keeps them from asking “what is going on?” Maybe it’s time we start asking for the truth, now that we know genetics isn’t it.

    I can also say from my own experiences that emotions are unnatural to the human being, and thus run the body in a way that the body wasn’t made to run. This too is becoming more obvious in the world today.

    Thanks Eunice for the opportunity to discuss these things.

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      The Soulful Doctor
      15th August 2011 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks Nykole for your comments and sharing your experience as someone who works in the field. Of course there is part of the human being that likes to have something else to blame eg genes such that we don’t have to take responsbility for all our choices and realise just how much suffering we bring upon ourselves! A big ouch!

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