Every one of us comes into the world as billions of pieces of matter and energy - life. Chance brought the pieces together.
Who came together to be our mother and father.
Who were the lucky sperm and egg.
What was the emotional condition of our parents early in our life and what were the toxicity levels of the environment.
These circumstances determine whether you will be born into wealth or poverty, in health or in sickness, and countless other details of your life. So we get what we get as a result of chance – sorry, no exchanges possible.
The building blocks of matter and energy that compose each of us (atoms, molecules, genes, cells, bacteria, organs, and so much more) are uniquely ours – the pieces interact to generate a being with programmed human characteristics and functionality. The combination of these pieces– the programming, our conscious behavior, our evolution, and our interactions with everything outside of us–determine our fate.
Will we live longer or happier or healthier…? What will we be– a cat person or dog person? What will we do with our lives? Will we be an energetic learner or a lifelong couch potato?
All of us evolve and take a measure of control over our consciousness, offering a formidable challenge to chance. We can try to make the best of our pieces, our interactions, our body and our mind. But above all else human beings are complex living engines and we know really very little about how it all works – despite everything our doctors and media health gurus tell us.
We now know that “being out of shape” – overweight, easily out of breath, uncomfortable with exercise – fortifies chance, substantially increases the odds that you will become disabled and/or die at an earlier age than your body’s life potential. Add smoking, alcohol, and stress to the mix and the chance of early death jumps forward toward absolute certainty.
It is the objective of Y Worlds to systemically gather and organize knowledge about our bodies, minds and health to help us make the best decisions in light of our unique genetics, experiences and needs. We want to clear the SLANT surrounding health and wipe away narrow terms such as disease to allow us to understand how the living engine of our bodies really works.
HEART DISEASE IS NOT REALLY HEART DISEASE
What we commonly call heart disease is all about the narrowing or occlusion of arteries by materials that form solid obstructions or fast forming clots. It is also about narrowing of the arteries, causing symptoms such as angina for millions of people. The blanket term ‘heart disease’ refers to arterial plaque buildup coupled with hardening of the arteries. Heart disease is really more about plumbing: arterial pipe lining, clogs and blockage, interactions at the surface of the arteries and the flow within the arteries. The heart muscle is the victim of restricted arterial flow.
The process of arterial occlusion, the process of plaque buildup, obstructions and sometimes clots typically occurs in numerous places in the body, not just in the arteries of the heart. So if you have arterial plaque buildup in the arteries of your heart, you likely have the same problem elsewhere in your body.
A person classified as having heart disease typically has arteries throughout the body with growing plaque. You have plaque. I have plaque. Most people in the United States, the world, do not know whether their plaque is going to lead to a shorter life, to a sudden death clot, to a life of angina induced pain and disability or something else entirely.
Over 30 million Americans have some form of plaque buildup that will ultimately kill them. Over 60 million Americans are walking around with some degree of plaque buildup leading to angina symptoms. Do we understand how and why plaque forms? No. Do we understand how to stop or even abate the processes of plaque or clots? No.
When a person experiences angina, discomfort due to lack of oxygen to the heart, it is generally due to a narrowing of key coronary arteries due to a buildup of plaque. When a key coronary artery is blocked, it is due either to the continuing buildup of plaque until blood flow is occluded and enough oxygen fails to sustain the heart muscle, or it is due to inflammation of the artery and a rupture of plaque that results in a series of body reactions that produce clots that then block the flow of blood.
Most occlusions that result in damage to the heart are not caused by direct plaque buildup until occlusion, but rather by plaque related damage to the arteries that result in bodily reactions that cause clots that stop or severely restrict blood flow.
When plaque undergoes inflammation or stress, high blood pressure, it can crack or bleed into the bloodstream. The sticky cytokine proteins on the artery wall capture blood cells that rush to the site of the plaque rupture. The blood cells clump and can forms clots that occlude the artery and stop blood flow.
We all have been taught parts of the story of Heart Disease.
A systemic version of the story is seldom told.
First, our bodies are generatively conceived and self constructed. Microbes have a complex biotic relationship that is an integral part of what we are.
Things can go wrong with the construction and programming before conception all the way through any moment in our existence. Things can go wrong on a microscopic level or a macroscopic level.
Our bodies do not have an objective. We are a generative organism with many generative parts.
That some of us experience bodies that lose functionality faster than others is becoming less a matter of selective heredity and more a matter of fact. If we conceive a child and pass on an inheritance that predisposes the child to lose functionality faster than others, and that child conceives a child, nothing in the makeup of heredity will alter that chain of events, life. So inheritances will grow expansively, leading to greater and greater diversity, and adversity.
And every one of our bodies was constructed and programmed according to the past.
If a body, across its ancestral history, never experienced a certain chemical, a certain form of electromagnetic energy, a certain form of microbe, or a certain mix of complex ingredients, it is reasonable to conclude that it is less likely that the body would handle such occurrences without disruption, perturbation or adjustment.
Root causes of inflammation, scarring, clotting, auto-immune reactions, allergic reactions, diseases such as cancer and neurological malformation, and genetic mutations may well be due in large part to the introduction of foreign variables into the body. Ingesting food based molecules designed to clump and group and bond may well carry over into the blood and arteries of certain people. Experiential variables such as extreme stresses and extreme inactivity may also be foreign to a body’s construction and programming, leading to damaging chains of reaction.
Our message is our model. The Y Worlds Model serves as a checklist that, like any good checklist, must be practiced from a base of 0 to completion every time a topic is considered.
When the Y Worlds model is applied to Heart Disease, we discover the lack of a systemic model based approach to complex knowledge. This is disheartening, to say the least.