Written by Webster Kehr, Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. | Last updated on July 07, 2015 |
The body is comprised of electro-magnetic transmission and communication. It emits electro-magnetic waves and responds to electro-magnetic waves. All biological functions correspond to electromagnetic phenomena. The electromagnetic energies that exist in living tissue are extremely potent. When you target a living cell with the precise frequency that it needs, it will respond favorably, and health can be restored in an amazingly short period of time.
Electro-medicine covers a vast territory of different energies. The therapies discussed here and following, i.e., electro-magnetic radiation, frequency harmonics therapy, far infrared energy, electrical current, oscillating and pulsed magnetic fields, radio waves, light and sound therapy are all part of the Photon Genius transmission system. Conventional physics does not regard sound as part of the electromagnetic spectrum per se. However, every frequency in the electromagnetic spectrum has a corresponding sound, even if we cannot hear it. Thus, audible and inaudible sound has an intricate relationship to electro-magnetic frequencies and can also be utilized for healing.
The Technologies of the Photon Genius
The Photon Genius is essentially an Energy-Medicine Instrument that provides the following energies and therapies for use by the human body:
- Electrical Energy – the human body is electric and needs electrical current to run, providing nerve impulses and communications for controlling mitosis to thought, cellular communication to healing, intelligence to consciousness and self-awareness, and from pain to pleasure, etc. Robert O. Becker’s 40 years of research into the electrical aspects of the human body and its critical function in healing is profound and now confirmed by science in his groundbreaking book “The Body Electric”. Becker proved that electrical currents do exist within the human body and that they not only correspond to organs and structures, but exist in every cell, certainly every nerve, the brain, but also can be accurately measured as acupuncture’s meridian lines. Dr. Becker was able to create new instrumentation that could detect Chinese Medicine’s Chi.
The smallest voltmeters created by University of Michigan biophysical chemist Raoul Koppelman in 2008 can fit thousands of voltmeters inside a single human cell and still take up only one-millionth of the cell’s volume. Interestingly enough, the charge measured by the new tiny voltmeters is in excess of 15 million volts per meter throughout. This is about the strength of lightning, and now proves that the cell is NOT 99.9% electrically dormant, as previously thought, but full of electrical and chemical energy throughout and not just in the cellular membrane.
The Photon Genius provides both electric and electro-magnetic radiation directly to the human body through its ionized noble gas tubes, energizing and enervating the human body, often malnourished by electro-magnetic pollution from microwaves to cell phones to power cables. Only an electro-medicine device like the Photon Genius can do this.
- Electro-magnetic Energy – all electrical fields produce a corresponding electromagnetic field and the body’s EM fields can now be seen and measured. EM fields provide communication, health and many other benefits. In fact, the electro-magnetic fields of the organs, especially the heart, can now be measured with modern instrumentation. The body is not only electric, it is also electro-magnetic. Science has determined that normal cells have a higher magnetic resonance than abnormal cells. This can be measured using modern instrumentation. Science has long known about the principles of nuclear magnetic resonance, and, in fact, the modern MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging Device, uses the nuclear magnetic resonance of the cells to generate its images.
The Photon Genius provides nourishing electro-magnetic energy in a wide range of frequencies which can be individually controlled. No other electro-medicine device provides the range of frequencies, or the full spectrum of electro-magnetic frequencies, including the infrared frequencies, as does the Photon Genius. Ill health always presents with lowered electro-magnetic energy fields at the cellular level. At times, illness can be caused by this lack of vital energy, among other factors.
- Bio-Photonic Energy – while long suspected and/or known, the human body and each cell in the body produce light from its DNA. However, only until recently have scientists been able to accurately verify and measure this photo-biotic energy known as biophotons. Our bodies are swimming in an ocean of light. This energy is frequently referred to as ultra-weak cellular radiation and was discovered in the 1920’s by Russian Embryologist Alexander Gurwitsch. Other work, particularly by Albert Popp has proven that biophotons are responsible for a variety of conditions that affect health, communication, and, in fact, photons control everything in the cell. Our bodies are designed to work with this veritable cellular light, and damaged cells, with damaged DNA, need an abundance of biophotonic light to heal. Biophotons from our food, provide the life force that keeps us alive, in addition to their many biochemical functions.
The Photon Genius provides an abundance of photons through both its infrared light emitters and its ionized noble gas harmonic frequency discharges. With over 150 feet of light tubes, no other instrument in the world can provide the photonic release and body nourishment of photons as the Photon Genius.
- Frequency Harmonics – the body needs both frequency and harmonic frequencies to operate in a balanced, healthy manner. Healthy cells operate in a specific harmonic oscillation and abnormal cells operate at a lower harmonic frequency and opposite polarity, producing anaerobic energy rather than healthy aerobic energy. Frequency harmonics are generated and controlled by Skilling proprietary electronic transmission of electrical and electromagnetic energy.
Every cell also resonates a unique characteristic frequency. This is why it is important to ionize the Noble Gases with frequencies that are rich in harmonics. In other words, universal frequencies of Sacred Sounds are most ideal. These are frequencies which lie in the mid-sound range and decades of research have shown that they carry the most abundant simultaneous harmonic frequencies. In this way each cell is able to match its own resonate frequency amidst a vast array of harmonic frequencies.
The Photon Genius provides the widest range of harmonic frequencies of any medical instrument on the market today, from zero to over 2 MHz, all of which can be accurately and automatically controlled to nourish every cell of the body.
- Energy Infrared Transmission – Specific light and energy frequencies, such as Skilling proprietary Energy Infrared, are essential to good health. 80% of the sun’s rays are infrared. The Photon Genius provides a full spectrum range of near to far infrared transmission. The Photon Genius allows the user to control and administer (settings from zero to ten) the infrared micron size waves, energy and intensity transmitted. The Photon Genius converts infrared emitters to newly developed Energy Infrared Transmitters that can be “targeted” to any/all parts of the body.
Infrared therapy has the ability to penetrate, refract, radiate and reflect. The human body can absorb Infrared because of its deep penetrating ability. When Infrared penetrates through skin to the subcutaneous tissues, it transforms from light energy into heat energy. The thermal effect within the deep layers of the tissues causes bloods vessels and capillaries to dilate, promoting better blood circulation, and the heat thus produced helps rid the body of toxins and metabolic wastes through sweating.
Infrared energy that is absorbed by human cells causes a physical phenomenon called “resonance.” Thus the cellular activities are instantly invigorated, resulting in better blood circulation and an overall improved metabolism. The quicker metabolic rate causes extra toxic waste products to be purged from the body through the skin during perspiration. The skin is often referred to as the third kidney, because it is believed to be responsible for eliminating 30% of the body’s waste.
- Proprietary Noble Gas Technology – produces the Skilling proprietary Noble Gas frequency harmonics transmitted by the Photon Genius and provides the body with harmonic energy, electrons and photons, to harmonize with the body’s natural impedance, devitalizing and disarming pathogens and re-invigorating and returning abnormal cells to their previous balanced healthy state while assisting the body in returning to a natural homeostasis.
Noble Gas technology offers profound advantages. As mentioned, when these special gases contained in glass tubes are ionized, a powerful photon-rich electrical field is sent out into the air. A micro-current containing millions of harmonic frequencies gently penetrates the body through the skin. In addition a radio wave component is added to carry the frequencies and subtle energy through the body without any distortion. In this way a comprehensive delivery of energy is achieved containing a holistic spectrum of photobiotic nutrition.
Because the micro-current emitted from the Noble Gas tubes matches the electrical properties of the body, it is able to travel along both the subtle and gross energy channels. This includes the energy pathways of the consciousness, those on the molecular level, as well as the acupuncture meridians, the lymph channels and blood vessels. Thus the gentle, yet penetrating photon energy fills the entire body as life-force energy rich in frequency harmonics.
This same electrical energy also breaks up bound protein matter and cells which have lost their normal electrical charge. When the cells of our bodies lose their normal charge they gather together and form clumps and clots rather than maintain their individual integrity. Rare gas technology can rapidly restore the normal energy state and ideal frequency to every cell in the body. Only the Photon Genius contains this technology.
- Heat Therapy – is provided naturally with the controllable infrared transmission penetrating deeply into the cells, tissues and organs of the body providing controlled and “targeted” hyperthermia benefits. Heat therapy is most commonly used for rehabilitation purposes. The therapeutic effects of heat include increasing the extensibility of collagen tissues; decreasing joint stiffness; reducing pain; relieving muscle spasms; reducing inflammation, edema, and aids in the post acute phase of healing; and increasing blood flow. The increased blood flow to the affected area provides proteins, nutrients, and oxygen for better healing.
Heat creates higher tissue temperatures, which produces vasodilation that increases the supply of oxygen, and nutrients and the elimination of carbon dioxide and metabolic waste.
Heat therapy is useful for muscle spasms, myalgia, fibromyalgia, contracture, and bursitis. Another use is the alternative treatment of infection and cancers by the use of heat. Cancer cells and many bacteria have poor mechanisms for adapting to and resisting the physiological stresses of heat, and are more vulnerable to heat-induced death than normal cells.
The hyperthermic affects of the Photon Genius using full spectrum energy infrared is revolutionary in combination with the other features of the Genius. Heat therapy is one of the oldest therapies in existence and infrared provides the greatest heat therapy available in the market today.
- Sauna Therapy – is also provided by the Photon Genius that is probably the most innovative non-biochemical approach to body detoxification ever created. Energy Infrared Heating is completely controllable on target. Far Infrared sauna therapy duplicates the healthy frequencies of our own cells. The tissues are purported to selectively absorb these rays as the water in the cell reacts in a process called resonant absorption.
This resonant absorption occurs when the frequency of the Far Infrared matches the frequency of the water in the cell. This causes toxins from the cells to be put out into the blood stream and excreted in sweat, feces, and urine. Our tissues, which are undergoing the healing process, may need a boost of far Infrared to ensure the fullest healing response. Far Infrared can penetrate the body’s tissues to a depth of 1.5 to 3 inches.
Due to the deep penetration of Far Infrared rays from the Photon Genius, a heating effect is observed deep in the muscular tissues and even into the internal organs. This “deep heating,” along with sweating, is thought to be responsible for the healing effects and the other health benefits associated with these Far Infrared rays.
- Anti-oxidative Therapy – is provided through the introduction of medical ozone, and thereafter converted tohydrogen peroxide in the body, through the skin. Pathogens cannot survive in the presence of ozone,hydrogen peroxide or Nitric Oxide, yet the cells are assisted in receiving oxygen from the blood through these beneficial substances and this improved circulation.
Many claim that bio-oxidative therapy with food quality hydrogen peroxide can heal any disease or illness. While we may not go that far, ozone, nitric oxide and hydrogen peroxide act like powerful anti-oxidants in the body (in vivo), though they exist as free radicals in the laboratory (in vitro). This paradox causes many to believe that they cannot work in the human body. However, these agents do act as scavengers in the body in test after test, and can eliminate damaged cells, pathogens and parasites from the body. Thousands of doctors in Europe use these technologies in their every day practices with remarkable result.
The Photon Genius provides ozone into the body through the skin from the noble gas discharge tubes, and this is what creates the powerful scavenger anti-oxidant affect, and can, in many cases, cure many diseases including cancer and lyme disease.
- Light Therapy – is also provided with the proprietary Noble Gas Tube Technology of the Photon Genius with four groups of vacuum-sealed noble gas tubes that are ionized in a plasma state to produce the dynamics of frequency harmonics transmitted through different healing colors producing different harmonic frequencies of bio-photonic energy at the same time. There are 150 linear feet of Noble Gas tubes providing the greatest harmonic frequency concentration and transmission in the widest range and intensity of any instrument in existence.
Some of the medical applications of light therapy include pain management, accelerated wound healing, hair growth, improvement in blood properties and blood circulation, and sinus-related diseases and skin disorders. Though the popular consumer understanding of “light therapy” is associated with treating seasonal affective disorder and skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, neonatal jaundice and acne vulgaris, other applications include the application of low level laser, red light, near infrared and ultraviolet lights for pain management, hair growth, skin treatments, and accelerated wound healing. Much research has been done on light therapy to date. Recent research suggests that light therapy may ease Parkinson’s disease by reducing patient’s tremors. A qualitative study conducted on a 20-person cohort of women and published in 2011 suggested a positive impact of light therapy on overall cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease patients.
- Sound Therapy – Conventional physics does not regard sound as part of the electromagnetic spectrum. However, every frequency in the electromagnetic spectrum has a corresponding sound, even if we cannot hear it. Thus, audible and inaudible sound has an intricate relationship to electro-magnetic frequencies and can also be utilized for healing. Sound has been shown to purify water, of which the body is made up of 60% water. The brain is made up of 70% water. Sound and light both have a profound healing and purifying affect on water. This is no longer conjecture but proven fact by scientists who have studied the affects of sound and light on water. In fact, sales of purification systems, based on sound, are now readily available.
For millennia, the ancient sages have said that our bodies respond to vibration. The vibration and resonance of sound and harmonic frequency is now known to have a powerful affect on our bodies and water in our bodies along with other organizing components like cells and organs. String theory has come a long way to prove why sound and vibration have everything to do with body function at the atomic level.
In short, in a world where vibration reigns supreme, the sounds and vibrations that fill the world outside of us can influence and change the vibrations inside of us, affecting our health and well being for better or for worse. The converse would also be true—the vibrations emanating from inside of us affect and change what takes place in the environment outside of us. Hermetic philosophers taught that one of the seven major principles we should live by is the principle of vibration: everything is in motion and everything vibrates.
Chinese healers (and modern acupuncturists) seek to restore the flow of energy (or chi) through the body’s meridians. In the Chinese system, particular healing sounds are associated with one of the five organ systems of the body and can help balance the body and emotions. Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish sages taught that sound, in the form of specific mantras, divine names and prayers, can bring about a host of powerful effects, both external and internal.
Sound, or vibrational medicine is now a part of modern holistic healing lexicon and practice. The works of Dr. Hans Jenny and Dr. Masaru Emoto literally prove that our cells respond to sound and there is a healing affect associated with sound and vibration. There is no question that sound and vibration play a vital role in our lives, and in our health. This is just another reason that the Photon Genius is so helpful in the treatment of illness.
- Nitric Oxide Therapy – is provided from the Energy Infrared Transmission and Skilling Noble Gas Technology of the Photon Genius and produces Nitric Oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is considered the body’s “miracle molecule” and is documented to be essential to correct many conditions of the body from diabetes to hypertension, cancer to drug addiction, stroke to intestinal motility, memory and learning disorders to septic shock, sunburn to anorexia, male impotence to tuberculosis. There is probably no pathological condition where Nitric Oxide does not have a positive impact.
When you apply Infrared technology, researchers report seeing healing results from the production of nitric oxide by the hemoglobin due to the reaction of the photons of the Infrared on the enzymes, which produces the nitric oxide gas. The immune cells get into the area and the circulation is increased. Pain is reduced, and the area then is reported to have the immune cells necessary to get complete healing.
The wide-ranging results of nitric oxide may pay off in new treatments for:
- Atherosclerosis (a thickening of artery walls);
• Septic shock (a dangerous drop in blood pressure);
• Cancer (the ultimate chronic infection)
- Detoxification – Health can, in large measure, be dependent on one’s
understanding of the seven systems that the body uses to eliminate waste and toxic matters (liver, lungs, lymphatic system, circulatory system, skin, colon, kidneys). When these systems are working effectively the result is good health. When they are compromised all types of complications can
result. To understand detoxification one needs to have a clear understanding of the body’s channels of elimination.
When the body confronts a toxin or foreign substance it uses these channels of elimination to purge the toxin as quickly as possible. The key to excellent health is having these seven channels of elimination functioning optimally. In 1904 a Russian Naturopathic Physician by the name of Eli Metchnikof discovered that the body would recycle any toxin that it was not capable of purging. In the recycling process the body would utilize all seven channels of elimination to try to eliminate the toxic
substance from the body. If one’s health has been compromised there is often a direct correlation that one or more of the body’s channels of elimination is not working effectively. The Photon Genius provides some of the most unique and impressive detoxification strategies and technologies of virtually any known protocol or instrument in existence, stimulating the circulatory and lymphatic systems via infrared and anti-oxidative processes including vasodilation, stimulating the liver, colon, kidneys and skin via thermo therapy and sauna therapy, elimination of toxins through the skin and other organs, etc.
The Photon Genius, for example, may very well strengthen the body’s own ability to combat serious health issues and problems, while increasing metabolism and thereby affecting weight management, circulation, elimination, rejuvenation, detoxification, etc. The list of researched and patient represented health benefits is long and impressive – the result — a body in homeostasis.
- Improvement of the Immune System – The Photon Genius is in a class of electro-medicine instruments that are sometimes referred to as “lymph machines,” because the heat therapy and the energy infrared and bio-oxidative affects of ozone and nitric oxide assist the lymph system in detoxifying the body, moving the lymph fluids (a main part of your immune system) and increasing the cardiovascular and circulatory systems through vasodilation. The Photon Genius powerfully and quickly improves the body’s immune response while reducing inflammation. This is a powerful one-two punch to energize the body’s immune system, particularly in ill patients who lack the energy, vitality and immune response to clear abnormal cells, pathogens and parasites. While food and proper nutrition are critical to maintain and restore good health, the Photon Genius can provide the vitalization and energy needed to buy the time to allow the other protocols to take affect – protocols that take substantially longer than the Photon Genius.
The Photon Genius is also proven to reduce and eliminate damaged and abnormal cells, pathogens such as virus, fungi and bacteria, parasites, etc. This is accomplished through elevated heat levels using the infrared, the bio-oxidative affects of the ozone and nitric oxide production in the body, and the powerful body elimination of toxins through the skin and other elimination organs. With heat, energy and light, the organs themselves are re-energized in a way that allows them to return to partial or full function, which, in turn allows the body to fight off the invaders in the system.
Ed Skilling said it many times over the 52 year development of the Photon Genius, “The only known cure for anything is your own God-given immune system. All I did was figure out how to communicate with it and power it up.”
- Fitness and Health – in addition to the above, Skilling Energy Infrared has been shown to assist in weight management. One well-administered session can burn up to 700 calories in approximately 30-40 minutes. Infrared has been shown to reduce cellulite and to dramatically improve and revitalize skin. Most who use the Photon Genius detoxify the skin, reduce blemishes, reduce wrinkles, promote elasticity of skin and tissues, reduce pain and improve overall conditioning of the body.
The Photon Genius is extremely effective at stimulating blood circulation. Energy Infrared rays penetrate the body up to three inches, heating up body tissues and internal organs. This heat causes increased sweat gland activity and dilatation in capillaries, promoting improved blood circulation and toxic elimination.
The Energy Infrared waves are a natural cellulite remedy. Fat liquefies at 110°F or 43ºC. This Energy Heat therapy liquefies the cellulite/fat stored deep in the body. The cellulite/fat is then released into the blood stream or removed from the body via sweat and the eliminative organs. The end result is skin that is more youthful, beautiful and smooth.
No other instrument in the world provides full spectrum Energy Infrared with full spectrum Frequency Harmonics delivering some of the greatest health benefits ever seen. The Photon Genius operates at the physical, cellular, atomic, quantum and subtle energy levels to provide unparalleled harmonic energy to the human body in a safe and natural manner “powering up” the immune system and special forces of the body. The Photon Genius should be an integral part of one’s wellness protocol. When it comes to your health, you don’t have to be a genius, you just have to use one.
Specific Health Benefits of the Photon Genius Technologies
Dr. Toshio Yamazaki, the author of The Science of Far Infrared Ray Therapy and other books, notes the following health improvements with FAR Infrared technology:
- Asthma, Bronchitis (cleared up)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (7 out of 10 cases resolved in one clinical trial)
- Cancer pain (greatly relieved)
- Cirrhosis of the Liver (reversed)
- Crone’s disease (cleared)
- Cold hand and feet (20-25% improvement maintained)
- Cystitis (gone)
- Duodenal ulcers (eliminated)
- Gastritis (relieved)
- Hemorrhoids (reduced)
- Hepatitis (gone)
- High Blood pressure (reduced)
- Keloids (significantly softened and in some cases completely gone)
- Leg ulcers (healed)
- Radiation sickness (relieved signs and symptoms)
- Teenage skin problems (cleared)
- Tinnitus (chronic case cleared in 10 treatments)
- Eczema and Psoriasis (responded well)
- Pain Relief
Additional research has suggested that FAR Infrared heat produces therapeutic effects in the following:
- Brain – Short-term memory improved/accelerated repair in brain contusions; Cerebral hemorrhages healing with Infrared both speeds up and is significantly enhanced.
- Collagen Tissues – Helps Ligaments /Joint capsules /Tendons; In Fascia Synovium, Infrared allegedly increases range of motion; Infrared reportedly can assist in treatment of scarred, thickened or contracted tissues; Can increase extensibility of collagen tissues.
- Body Tissues – Reduces acidity in the body (Infrared causes fruit to ripen faster by reducing acidity).
- Nerves – Neurasthenia –Infrared adjusts autonomic nerve function; Infrared reduces over-stimulation of sensory nerves.
- Cells – Infrared attracts calcium ions to the cellular level; Infrared promotes adhesion and osmosis of water molecules across the cellular membrane; Infrared stimulates enzyme activity.
- Joints – Assists in reduction of swelling and inflammation by improving lymph flow; Decreases joint stiffness directly.
- Pain Relief – Infrared reduces neuralgia headache pain during menstruation; Leads to increased endorphin production, which reduces pain.
- Conditions Affected by Circulation –Increases blood flow by promoting dilation of capillaries; Reduces clogged capillary vessels in hypertension arteriosclerosis; Affects high blood pressure/low blood pressure in coronary artery disease; Can reduce arthritis sciatica backaches; Can be positive in treating hemorrhoids/nervous tension/diabetes; Useful in treating varicose veins/neuritis bursitis; Can be effective with rheumatism /strained muscles/fatigue; Can reduce stretch marks/menstrual cramps/upset stomach; Can reduce negative symptoms of piles/poor peripheral circulation.
- Cardiovascular – Effective in treating atherosclerosis (thickening of artery walls due to fatty deposits) May assist with septic shock (dangerous drop of blood pressure)
The Health Benefits of Improved Lymphatic Drainage and Flow include:
- Improvements with edemas, fibrotic conditions, and swollen lymph nodes. Some conditions reported to have benefited from therapy include breast lumps, inflammation, chronic pain, joint aches, allergies, sinus, respiratory problems, headaches, prostate problems, hormone imbalance and chronic female conditions, dental trauma and chronic problems, heavy metal toxicity, neuromuscular trauma, immune and fatigue syndromes.
- Excellent adjunct to manual lymph drainage techniques to open lymph system and improve fluid flow and accelerate detoxification of tissues.
- Reduction of pain due to lymphatic congestion & inflammatory conditions.
- Prevention of breast and prostate problems.
- Pre and post athletic applications to increase performance and decrease muscle and tendon strain.
- Relaxation, emotional balance, feelings of well-being and increased energy.
- Veterinary and equine applications in the same conditions as humans and for the reduction of post performance stress/strain and healing of injury.
- Cosmetic enhancement by the reduction of fluid deposits in the face, healthier skin, supporting all cellulite reduction therapies, and post- procedures such as micro-dermabrasion.
- For health conscious individuals and athletes for greater vitality, performance, cleansing, and injury reduction.
The science and therapeutical treatment behind biooxidative therapies is based on the evidence that the accumulation of toxins and pathogens in the body is normally burnt up by the process of oxidation, a process wherein a substance is changed chemically because of the effect of oxygen on it. Oxidation breaks the toxins down into carbon dioxide and water, and eliminates them from the body. However, if the oxygen system of the body is weak or deficient (whether through lack of exercise, environmental pollution, poor diet, infection, pathogens, smoking, or improper breathing), our bodies cannot eliminate them adequately and a toxic reaction can occur. In minor cases, a toxic buildup can lead to fatigue, while a wide range of diseases can result when poor oxygenation is chronic. While we know Cancer to be “the ultimate chronic infection,” here is a partial list of human diseases associated with infectious pathogens:
- Alzheimer’s disease is associated with the bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae and Helicobacter pylori. Herpes simplex virus 1 is associated with Alzheimer’s disease in individuals that possess the APOE4 form of the APOE gene (APOE4 enables the herpes virus to enter the brain). The protozoan Toxoplasma gondii has been associated with Alzheimer’s.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a form of motor neuron disease, is associated with echovirus (an enterovirus) infection of the central nervous system, and with retrovirus activity (whether this is from a human endogenous retrovirus or an exogenous retrovirus is not known at present).
- Infection with Borrelia species bacteria is associated with anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa may arise after infection with Streptococcus bacteria, in rare cases. Anorexia (which is distinct from anorexia nervosa) is associated with the protozoan parasite Dientamoeba fragilis.
- Anxiety is associated with cytomegalovirus.
- Asthma is associated with rhinovirus, human respiratory syncytial virus and Chlamydia pneumoniae. Chlamydia pneumoniae has been particularly associated with adult-onset asthma.
- Atherosclerosis is associated with the bacterium Chlamydia pneumoniae.
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disorders are associated with the viruses HIV and enterovirus 71, and with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and Streptococcus. Febrile seizures due to human herpesvirus 6 and influenza A are a risk factor for ADHD. Viral infections during pregnancy, at birth, and in early childhood are a risk factor for ADHD.
- Autism is associated with prenatal maternal infection with rubella virus or cytomegalovirus. Clostridia bacterial species are present in greater numbers in the guts of autistic children.
- Autoimmune diseases are strongly associated with enteroviruses such as Coxsackie B virus. Autoimmune diseases are associated with the viruses Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, parvovirus B19 and HIV, and the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Autoimmune thyroid disease is associated with Epstein-Barr virus and Helicobacter pylori.
- Bipolar disorder (manic depression) is associated with bornavirus and infection with Borrelia species bacteria.
- Cancer — Some estimates attribute 15% to 20% of all cancers to infectious pathogens. This figure, however, might be revised upwards in future, if the pathogens currently associated with cancers (such as those listed to follow) are proved to actually be the cause of those cancers. (Note: for known to be caused by pathogens are included in the list, in addition to the cancers associated with pathogens.)
- Adrenal tumor is associated with BK virus and simian virus 40.
- Anal cancer is associated with human papillomaviruses.
- Bladder cancer is causally connected to Schistosoma helminths.
- Brain tumor. Glioblastoma multiforme is associated with cytomegalovirus, BK virus, JC virus and simian virus 40.
- Breast cancer is associated with mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), Epstein-Barr virus and human papillomaviruses.
- Carcinoid tumors are associated with enterovirus infections.
- Cervical cancer is causally connected to human papillomavirus.
- Colorectal cancer is associated with Helicobacter pylori, Streptococcus bovis, human papillomavirus and the helminth Schistosoma japonicum. JC virus may be a risk factor for colorectal cancer.
- Gallbladder cancer associated with Salmonella typhi.
- Hodgkin’s lymphoma is associated with Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis C virus and HIV.
- Kaposi’s Sarcoma is causally connected to Kaposi’s sarcoma herpesvirus and HIV.
- Liver cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma is causally connected to hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and the helminth Schistosoma japonicum.
- Lung cancer is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae, and human papillomavirus and Merkel cell polyomavirus.
- Leukemia. Adult T-cell leukemia is causally connected to human T-cell leukemia virus-1.
- Mesothelioma is associated with simian virus 40, especially in conjunction with asbestos exposure.
- Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is causally connected to Epstein-Barr virus.
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is associated with HIV and simian virus 40.
- Oropharyngeal cancer is causally connected to human papillomaviruses.
- Ovarian cancer is associated with mumps virus.
- Pancreatic cancer is associated with hepatitis B Virus and Helicobacter pylori.
- Prostate cancer is associated with xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) and BK virus.
- Skin neoplasm is associated with human papillomaviruses.
- Squamous cell carcinoma is associated with human papilloma virus.
- Stomach cancer is associated with Helicobacter pylori.
- Thyroid cancer is associated with simian virus 40.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is associated with enteroviruses (such as Coxsackie B virus), and newer research is tending to demonstrate that enterovirus infection may have a causal relationship to CFS. Chronic fatigue syndrome is also associated with human herpesvirus 6 variant A, human herpesvirus 7, parvovirus B19. The bacteria Coxiella burnetii and Chlamydia pneumoniae have been shown to cause chronic fatigue syndrome (and antibiotics can cure these forms of chronic fatigue syndrome).
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes both chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae and Epstein-Barr virus.
- Crohn’s disease is associated with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. In a murine model, Crohn’s disease is precipitated by the norovirus CR6 strain, but only in combination with a variant of the Crohn’s susceptibility gene ATG16L1, and chemical toxic damage to the gut (in other words, through a virus-gene-toxin interaction).
- Coronary heart disease is associated with herpes simplex virus 1 and the bacterium Chlamydia pneumoniae
- Dementia is associated with the viruses herpes simplex type 1, herpes simplex type 2, cytomegalovirus, West Nile virus, bornavirus and HIV. Dementia is associated with the helminth Taenia solium (pork tapeworm). Infection with Borrelia species bacteria is associated with dementia.
- Depression is associated with cytomegalovirus, West Nile virus and Toxoplasma gondii infection. Major depressive disorder is associated with bornavirus, as well as Bartonella and Borrelia species bacteria. Seasonal affective disorder is associated with Epstein-Barr virus.
- Diabetes mellitus type 1 is generally associated with viral species from the enterovirus genus, specifically: Coxsackie B virus (coxsackievirus B may directly destroy the insulin-producing betacells in the pancreas, in addition to causing indirect autoantibody damage to these betacells); and echovirus 4 (echovirus 4 may act as an environmental trigger for type 1 diabetes).
- Diabetes mellitus type 2 is associated with cytomegalovirus, hepatitis C virus, enteroviruses. and Ljungan virus Metabolic syndrome (see below) carries an increased risk of diabetes mellitus type 2, thus the pathogens associated with metabolic syndrome may also be associated with this form of diabetes.
- Dilated cardiomyopathy has been associated with enteroviruses such as Coxsackie B virus.
- Epilepsy is associated with human herpesvirus 6.
- Guillain–Barré syndrome is associated with the bacterium Campylobacter jejuni, and the viruses cytomegalovirus and enterovirus.
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with pathogenic strains of the protozoan parasite Blastocystis hominis. IBS has been associated with Giardia lamblia protozoal infection. Irritable bowel syndrome in those with HIV has been associated with the protozoan Dientamoeba fragilis.
- Lupus is associated with the viruses parvovirus B19, Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus.
- Metabolic syndrome is associated with the bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae and Helicobacter pylori, as well as the viruses cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus 1.
- Multiple sclerosis, a demyelinating disease, is associated with Epstein-Barr virus (this is a strong association: Epstein-Barr vaccine has been predicted to eradicate the disease), human herpesvirus 6, varicella zoster virus, and the bacterium Chlamydia pneumoniae.
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack) is associated with cytomegalovirus, Coxsackie B virus (an enterovirus) and Chlamydia pneumoniae.
- Obesity is associated with adenovirus 36 which is found in 30% of obese people, but only found in 11% of non-obese people. Obesity is also associated with adenovirus 37 and adenovirus 5. Animals experimentally infected with these three human adenoviruses, AD-36, AD-37, and AD-5, developed increased obesity; other pathogens have also been shown to cause obesity in animal studies. Obesity is associated with higher gut levels of certain problematic Firmicutes bacteria (such as Clostridium, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and Helicobacter pylori) in relation to Bacteroidetes bacteria (overweight individuals tend have more of the problematic Firmicutes bacteria in their stomach and intestines; normal weight individuals tend have more Bacteroidetes bacteria). Abdominal obesity (central obesity) forms part of metabolic syndrome (see above), thus the pathogens associated with metabolic syndrome may also be associated with abdominal obesity.
- Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is associated with Streptococcus and Borrelia species bacteria.
- Panic disorder is associated with Borrelia species bacteria, and Bartonella species bacteria.
- Parkinson’s disease is associated with influenza A virus and the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. • Psoriasis is associated with a Helicobacter pylori trigger.
- Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with parvovirus B19. The detection of antibodies to Borrelia outer surface protein A is associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
- Sarcoidosis is associated with Mycobacteria species, and the bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Borrelia burgdorferi.
- Schizophrenia is associated with neonatal infection by Coxsackie B virus (an enterovirus), which one study found carries an increased risk of adult onset schizophrenia. Prenatal Influenza virus exposure in the first trimester of pregnancy increases the risk of schizophrenia by 7-fold. Schizophrenia is associated with bornavirus, and the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, and Borrelia species bacteria.
- Stroke is associated with the bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Stroke is associated with the virus varicella zoster virus. Stroke is associated with the fungus Histoplasma.
- Thromboangiitis obliterans has been associated with Rickettsia
- Tourette syndrome is associated with the bacterium Streptococcus. The bacteria Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydia trachomatis and the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii may be contributory or aggravating factors in Tourette’s.
- Vasculitis is associated with the viruses HIV, parvovirus B19 and hepatitis B virus. The hepatitis C virus is an established cause of vasculitis.