...and a request that the powers-that-be research this issue. Been having second thoughts about the extended use of salt-loading recommended by the io-docs, ESPECIALLY in cases of abnormal growth, cystic conditions , for various reasons...
"The connection between high sodium content in tissue and susceptibility to malignant changes or transplants cannot be disregarded."
1) sodium is coagulative in zeta potential. Lack of optimum zeta potential causes thick blood and lymph ...
"A connection between under active thyroid (hypothyroidism) and cancer is that the lymph fluid becomes "thicker" and other tissues also thicken. This makes it more difficult for the fluid to flow, resulting in cellular oxygen starvation, nutrient starvation, buildup of acidic waste products, and edema (swelling). Some doctors suggest that increased viscosity of the lymph due to hypothyroidism is a factor in all chronic illness. For example, see Solved: The Riddle of Illness, by Stephen Langer, MD et al. (Drinking an abundance of water also thins the body fluids, allowing them to flow and penetrate more easily. See also our page on zeta potential and blood coagulation)."
2) I believe that a manifestation of bromide detox, the "bromide detox pimple" is, in some cases, not bromide detox at all, but indicative of potassium/sodium imbalance. As reported on this board, there are various manifestations of these zits, some exuding yellow/greenish pussy stuff, others watery stuff. I believe the latter to be a sign of potassium/sodium imbalance.
3) have received, in private communications, indications that the lymph is not moving in difficult cases of FBD. The io-docs are recommending more salt-loading. I think that the lymph is not moving because of extended periods of elevated sodium intake, along with other possible reasons, of course.
begnign cysts and lumps are made up of pockets of lymph:
"When there is too much fluid in the breast, instead of moving it out of the breast, the lymph system stores it in small spaces, here and there. Eventually, fibrous tissue surrounds them and thickens, forming cysts. These cysts frequently swell just before the monthly, causing pain."
"Fibrocystic breast disease, which is benign and not cancerous, increases the risk of breast cancer. The greater the changes in the tissue the higher the risk, almost double for proliferative changes and a four-fold increased risk for atypical hyperplasia."
And, elevated levels of sodium are found in cancerous tissue...
"The researchers found sodium concentrations in cancer cells were elevated by an average of 50 percent compared to the other noncancerous tissues or those tissues in subjects with no tumors.
Elevated sodium, as an indicator of cancer, may be due to several factors. Among them are angiogenesis, development of new micro blood vessels to feed the tumor and cell growth, both of which cause increased sodium. Energy depletion and the death of normal cells also lead to massive increases in cell sodium content. However, in malignant tumors, there is an increase in sodium in cells that are not energy deprived or dying, but are rapidly dividing. The signaling mechanism that "turns on" cells to divide rapidly in cancer leads to an influx of sodium into the cell."
"The contrast between ischaemic (1) and healthy cardiac tissue and between benign tissue and malignant tumors (2) is based on significant changes in Tissue Sodium Concentration (TSC). For stroke in humans an increase in TSC was recorded of 50%."
"Sodium and chlorine contents were higher both in nuclei and cytoplasms of regenerating and tumor hepatocytes than in normal liver. Moreover, hepatoma cells showed higher sodium and chlorine contents than did normal proliferating hepatocytes. Potassium contents did not show any differences among the experimental models. The increased sodium content and the resulting increased Na:K ratios of proliferating normal and tumor cells were not due to a generalized increase of these parameters in all the cells, but to the presence of new cell populations with high Na content and high Na:K ratios. Findings of present work are consistent with the hypothesis that high sodium content is associated with mitogenesis. Moreover, the much higher concentration of sodium in tumor cells as compared with normal proliferating hepatocytes supports the hypothesis that the concentration of this ion is related to oncogenesis of hepatocytes."
# A potassium rich diet (vegetables, fruits, salads, fruit and vegetable juices).
# Sodium poor diet (saltless, unsmoked foodstuffs).
"Furthermore, mineral substances, which are known to be closely connected with differentiation and growth, and actual lessening of differentiation (i.e. breakdown of the differentiation factor) must be considered. The minerals, sodium and potassium, are such substances and have certain rather remarkable biological characteristics, many of which can be observed and measured biochemically and electrometrically.4 According to Alfred Shohl (Table I) and others, the human embryo is predominantly a sodium organism, as is the human infant up to six months of age, as Goldman-Gollan5 found. The human organism becomes gradually more and more a predominantly K-organism; this latter condition persists till old age begins andthen the organism very gradually resumes, but to a lesser extent, its predominantly sodium character with an increased tendency to cell degeneration. It should be explained here that by K-predominance one means that in the liver, muscles, heart and central nervous system, the content of potassium relatively exceeds that of sodium, and in a Na-predominance these organs have relatively more sodium than potassium.
The rapid growth of cancer cells has often been compared with that of embryonal cells, which are similar in many ways. In his review, Spencer2 also reiterates the chief difference, namely, that cancer cells are not supplied with nerves, though they elicit from the host an abundant blood supply and a supporting strom of connective tissue. Greene6 states that in heterologous transplants of cancer cells and embryonal cells to the anterior chamber of the eye of guinea pigs, the chief difference is that cancer cells can be transferred serially through unlimited generations of animals, but embryonic tissue grows more slowly and can be transplanted through a few generations only. At this point, it seems interesting to mention that E.P. Fischer7 found in the fluid of an anterior chamber of the eye more Na than in plasm. The connection between high sodium content in tissue and susceptibility to malignant changes or transplants cannot be disregarded."