Conversations with Dr. Joseph Mercola About Success using EFT
Dear EFT Community,
Here Joe talks about the problem of lactose intolerance, and its effect on health. Lactose intolerance is described as a condition in which people have digestive symptoms—such as bloating, diarrhea, and gas—after eating or drinking milk.
By Dr. Joseph Mercola
Thanks for your thought provoking question regarding the mysteries of EFT. I can provide my guesses as to what might be happening here, but I want to emphasize that they are speculations.
First a little background on how our bodies work.
Babies are born with the ability to digest lactose -- it is found in breast milk -- but they lose this ability after weaning. Lactose intolerance affects about 5 percent of Northern Europeans and close 100 percent of Southeast Asians.
If they eat milk, cheese or other dairy products they develop nausea, cramps, bloating, gas and diarrhea. Between 30 million and 50 million North Americans are lactose intolerant -- 75 percent of African-Americans and 90 percent of Asian-Americans. So this is a significant issue for many people.
My eating plan advises most people to avoid milk for many other reasons unrelated to lactose intolerance (www.mercola.com/article/Diet/milk/ ), so it is not a major concern for most of the patients that I see.
Lactose intolerance was previously thought to be genetic disease, caused by a recessive gene, meaning that a person has to inherit a "faulty'' DNA copy from each parent to be lactose intolerant. Earlier this year a team of Finnish and US researchers determined that lactose intolerance is also due to a mutation, an actual change in the DNA.
In cold climates where winter crops cannot be reaped, a gene mutation allowing adults to digest milk would help people survive better. People who survived would pass on those genes to their offspring.
I suspect you may have stumbled on yet another mechanism in the lactose intolerance story. That is, bioenergetic stimulation resulting in either complete or partial expression of the lactase enzyme. Please understand however that this is just my hypothesis.
Enzyme production, regulation or expression is regulated through our DNA. As you know, last year scientists uncovered the human genome and we are just beginning to unravel the many mysteries of genetics. However, DNA is not very intelligent. It is more like a dumb file system. The expression of certain DNA segments which might produce enzymes is regularly modified by one's external environment. This is one of the ways that diet and stress can influence genetic diseases.
My guess is that there is likely some physiological system that serves as a switch for this regulation.
Effective EFT interventions, like the one you provided, are likely to turn on the appropriate DNA. It would be quite interesting to actually measure the amount of lactase that this woman is producing as it would certainly warrant a case history report in one of the journals.
I never cease to be amazed at the potential of EFT. You have helped to spread a technology whose potential on improving health we are only beginning to understand. I am glad to be, as you are so found of saying, on the ground floor of the Healing High Rise, in this exciting field.