Microbial Ecology Of The Alimentary Tract As
A Complement Of The Human Body-Field

E. F. Block
April 2010

Introduction

The processes involved in the establishment of microbial populations within the various compartments of the alimentary or gastrointestinal (GI) tract are very complex, involving microbial succession as well as microbial & host interactions. Eventually these processes will result in dense, stable populations inhabiting specific regions of the GI tract. The microbial community inhabiting the GI tract is characterized by its high population density, wide diversity, and complexity of host interactions & species interactions. Microbial succession refers to the changes in specific microbial populations from one GI compartment to another as the digestive material mix continues along the GI tract from the stomach to the colon.

It has been shown that microbial succession in the GI tract is influenced by numerous external and internal host-related factors. Extrinsic factors include the microbial load of the immediate physical environment, foods consumed, food preparation methods and individual feeding habits. In addition, dietary stress and temperature stress can influence the succession of microbes within the GI tract. Dietary stress refers to over consumption of various foods, lack of nutrition and food addictions. Temperature stress refers to a physiological stress induced by excessive heat or cold that can impair various body functions including digestion.

Intrinsic or host-related factors that influence normal GI succession include contributions from host physiology, quality & quantity of nutrients within the GI tract, and the resident microbiota. Numerous factors influence the stability of the microbiota and thus shifts, or successional changes, in populations occur constantly. These influences include the age of the person, susceptibility to infections, nutritional requirements, GI transit time, interactions between microbiota components, and presence and availability of fermentable material in the gut. Also included are regional pH and Eh, microbial interactions, environmental temperature, physiologic factors, peristalsis, bile acids, host secretions, immune responses, drug therapy, and mucosal receptors for microbiota. The measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution is termed pH. Equally interesting are the oxidation/reduction and energy relationships within the anaerobic environment provided by the GI tract and termed Eh. Mucosal receptors are specific complexes located upon the surface of mucosal cells that line the GI tract. These receptors and subsequent interaction with various bacterial components regulate immune responses to the microbiota by the host.

Lastly we touch upon the field relationships of the host-microbe interaction. This topic is novel in concept but alluded to by the use of rates in the application of "radionics" as a treatment protocol. Radionics was a term used by Dr. Albert Abrams. Albert Abrams was born in San Francisco in 1863. In his teen years he learned German and graduated as an MD from Heidelberg in 1882. He became Professor of Pathology at Cooper College in San Francisco in 1893 and resigned in 1898. He was also elected vice-president of the California State Medical Society in 1889 and made president of the San Francisco Medico Churgical Society in 1893. By the early 1900s Abrams had become a respected expert in neurology. By all accounts, Abrams had a respectable background and promise of a distinguished career (http://www.seanet.com/~raines/abrams.html). Dr. Abrams stated that all matter emitted a frequency characteristic of that matter that could be detected. Dr. Abrams determined the characteristic frequency of a great number of disease causing factors. His treatment protocol in case of illness was to apply the frequency of the causative agent to the patient. This would elicit a "cure". He did so by the use of a radionic instrument called an oscilloclast. His methods were studied and then stated to be nonsense by the scientific community. He lost his license to practice medicine but died a very wealthy man. His followers were suppressed in the USA and work continues today in Europe.

In any case, his premise was incorrect. Yes there are the frequencies but the application of the frequency should not have been by electronic means but by magnetic means. This is the basis of all incorrect treatment modalities that utilize electronic equipment. The body-field does react to electronic frequencies but usually in a negative and counter to health manner. However, the body-field does react to magnetic frequencies quite well and in a both positive and negative manner depending upon the generating device and the application of the magnetic field.

How do these frequencies relate to the microbe-host relationship? This is the core topic to be discussed!

Discussion

The core topic to be discussed is the relationship between the bio-field of the microbiota inhabiting the GI tract and the overall human body-field. To better understand this relationship, some background information concerning both the human body-field, the bio-field of the microbiota and the various parasitic relationships between human beings and microbiota need to be discussed.

The Human Body and Body-Field

A very detailed description and discussion concerning the human body-field may be found here.

The origin of life upon the Earth and the subsequent evolution into the many life forms present today is in constant flux. The only thing that does not change is change itself! Thus, all life forms have been evolving in the presence of all the other life forms and this has yielded a very large variety of species interactions. Host-predator interactions will not be discussed at this time. It is the interaction between multi-cellular organisms and the microbiota that are of interest at this time.

Processes within the mammalian primate human body have evolved to maintain internal integrity as a "clean" environment for all of the cells living within the structure that is called the body. The processes have been labeled as the immune system. The body is an outer tube and the inner tube held in shape by the non-living connective tissues known as bone, tendon, ligament and extracellular matrix (EM). The internal sea washes the cells held in the net of the EM. This sea is patrolled by elements of the immune system. Thus, microbiota that cross the tube barriers are dealt with by the elements of the immune system. The outer tube is known as the skin and is the largest organ of the body. The inner tube is known as the GI tract mucosa (the lungs have their origin as pockets of cells that originate from the embryonic gut). The immune elements under the skin may be found in lymph glands that are part of the lymphatic flow from the sea as return to the blood at the heart via lymph vessels if not in the sea itself. The entire GI tract is lined with specialized lymph glands called "Peyer's Patches". Thus, the human body is equipped to prevent the invasion of microbiota into the clean internal sea.

You may not have thought of this but that which you eat is still outside of your body! It is within your inner tube yes but still outside of your inner sea. Your inner sea is the only "inside" of your body. So what your body is doing is creating an environment in which the microbiota within your GI tract may occupy, along with your digesting food.

In the aftermath of WWII, the US Army sent teams into the areas of the 2 Atomic Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Since all the information concerning the bombs effects was still new, the pentagon wanted to understand just what they had unleashed. What these interviewing teams discovered was that some Japanese people survived the effects of the nuclear radiation and others did not. The difference was that the survivors did not get septicemia while those that did not survive got septicemia and died. It was the septicemia that caused death. How did the microbiota get into the inner sea? The mucosa and the Peyer's patches were devastated by the radiation and died off, since the cells of the mucosa are the fastest dividing cells of the body and most affected by the radiation. This allowed the microbiota to move into the blood stream and cause septicemia before the stem cells could repopulate the eroded tissue and re-establish the mucosal barrier.

Why did those that survived not get septicemia? What was the difference between the 2 groups? The difference was discovered to be that of diet. Those that died quickly of septicemia had habitually eaten a typical western diet. Those that survived and did not get septicemia were those that had habitually eaten the traditional Japanese diet. The difference was the microbiota that inhabited the GI tracts of each group. It was diet that determined the types of microbiota within the GI tract. The microbiota of the typical Japanese diet kept the microbiota that causes septicemia from colonizing the GI tract and thus conferred survivability.

It seems then that man and his gut flora have formed a mutually beneficial relationship. This brings up the topics of symbiosis and of parasitism and the types of parasitic relationships between the host and the parasite. Go to here for a very good discussion and links for parasitism. The type of symbiotic relationship that is beneficial to both parties is termed mutualism. If only one party benefits it is termed commensalism. The human body is host to both mutualistic and commensal relationships with microbiota. Microbiota produce vitamins in our large intestine for us and we provide the food and shelter for the microbiota, a mutualistic relationship. We provide food and shelter for the microbiota and the microbiota keep disease-causing microbiota from colonizing the GI tract - a mutualistic relationship. We provide food and shelter for microbiota and the microbiota seem to provide no benefit to us - a commensal relationship. Parasitism means that the host provides shelter and/or food and shelter for the invading organism and causes some type of damage to the host up to and including death of the host. Thus parasitic microbiota cause diseases in the human population.

These types of interactions are of paramount concern for this topic - the possible interaction of the bio-field of the microbiota with the body-field of the human body. According to Hans Giertz, a forced damped oscillator is a passive device that absorbs EM (electromagnetic) energy. Suppose bacteria have discovered how to implement the forced damped oscillator structure? Suppose EM energy exists that disturbs biological processes? In that case, the pathogenic bacteria have free access to EM energy that differentiates bacteria from normal cells and subsequently disturbs normal biological processes in the area of pathology. Giertz has been shown that bacteria absorb EM energy at 3.79 Hz or 5.31 Hz. He has also shown that the air contains ELF (extremely low frequency) EM energy, consisting of drifting electrons. The rotating earth exerts a force upon electrons in the air, creating currents with periods equal to harmonics of 24 hour periods, i.e. the period 24/m2nhour (m=1, 3, 5, 7), that is equal to 3.79 Hz and with the period 24/5216h, that is equal to 5.31 Hz. It seems that bacteria have evolved the ability to use the background EM energy that exists in the biosphere.

The Microbiota

The essential message of this section is that you should make every effort to eat foods that have beneficial microorganisms as an integral part of that food, i.e., food that is the product of natural fermentation such as yogurt, sauerkraut and pickles. These foods have as an integral part of them compounds known as vitamins, minerals, effectors, cofactors and antibiotics. Most importantly they have the microorganisms themselves. All are important for the health of the individual whom is lucky these days to have these microorganisms as commensal and symbiotic microflora of their alimentary tract as discussed above.

Your alimentary tract starts with your facial lips. The first cavity encountered thereafter is your mouth or buccal cavity. There are special bacteria that colonize the back surface of your tongue and are important for the eventual making of the neurotransmitter nitric oxide or NO. These bacteria make nitrates that are then swallowed and absorbed from the stomach into the bloodstream. Nerve cells in the brain take these nitrates and change them into the neurotransmitter NO. Otherwise, the normal flora of the mouth is mostly Citrobacter freundii that merely contributes to the formation of plaque on the teeth.

There are other bacteria and protozoa that utilize the sugars and starches which remain in your mouth after eating and are the cause of periodontal disease and cavities. They produce acids that dissolve the enamel from your teeth and expose the dentine of the tooth that is much softer than the enamel. The acids then erode away the dentine, which is alkaline, to deepen and cause a cavity. These bacteria and protozoa are not beneficial from this standpoint and require that you brush away residual food and sugary solutions. The best material to brush your teeth with is good old baking soda, either by itself or mixed 4 parts to 1 part with salt. Avoid fluoride as it does nothing to harden the dentine and denatures essential enzymes in the body.

The next part of your alimentary tract is your throat that has the opening to your lungs and the opening to your esophagus. The opening to your lungs is protected from solid and liquid material entry by the epiglottis that closes the opening when you swallow. The esophagus is lined with smooth muscle that alternately contracts and relaxes to push the solid or liquid bolus (ball) to your stomach. Any microorganisms living here are coincidental unless you contract Strep Throat (bacterium) or the Mumps (virus). The tonsils and adenoids surrounding the GI tract in this area as part of the Peyer's patch group deal with both of these types of organisms.

Microorganisms in the next real cavity called the stomach need to be able to survive a very low pH or high acidity. The cells of the stomach lining produce a complex mucopolysaccharide (CMPS) which protects the cells lining the surface of the stomach from the hydrochloric acid (HCL or muriatic acid) produced by the Chief cells in the stomach lining. This CMPS resists acid degradation and thereby protects the surface lining. The Chief cells are at the bottom of minute pits and secrete HCl up into the stomach cavity that helps to digest your food. Ulcers are the result of erosion of the stomach lining due to the breakdown of the CMPS and subsequent colonization by Helicobacter species. This colonization resists being covered over by the CMPS and thereby allows the acid to continue to erode the stomach surface cells and collagen matrix within which the cells are embedded. Collagen is a protein that is secreted by tissue fibroblasts and is really what the body is composed of in terms of solid substance, apart from bone as discussed above. Proteins are easily coagulated and digested by HCl. Coagulation means the changing of the natural globular shape of proteins into an un-natural linear shape that will destroy its function. This is why the egg white, which is albumin and a type of protein, turns from clear gel-like to solid white upon heating or the addition of acid.

The causes of the symptoms of ulcers are numerous and the biggest ones are stress and strong alcohol. Stress is linked to excess acid production and alcohol to washing away the complex CMPS that covers the stomach lining. Helicobacter pyloris is the bacterium that is known to be involved in the formation of peptic and duodenal ulcers. This bacterium is destroyed by another bacterium known as Lactobacillus salivarius.

The Lactobacillus species that all receive in the breast milk of our mothers, is a well-known bacterial genera are very beneficial to the health of our alimentary tract and thus to ourselves. These are: Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus breve, Lactobacillus infantis, Lactobacillus longum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus lactis. The reason for the beneficial effects of the various microorganisms that inhabit our alimentary tracts is the dynamic interactions that bacteria make among themselves and with the results of the digestion of the food within our stomachs and intestines. Many microorganisms, by a process called fermentation (the use of organic compounds to produce energy and other substances which the cell needs), make vitamins, effectors and cofactors which humans are not able to do but which we require for health. We then absorb these compounds along with our digested foods to our great benefit.

Microorganisms of all types; bacteria, fungi and yeasts, algae, protozoa; produce compounds which may either stimulate, inhibit or have no effect upon the growth of other microorganisms associated with them in their particular habitats. Compounds that stimulate growth are called vitamins, effectors and cofactors. Compounds that inhibit growth are called antibiotics. The use of probiotic species in antibiotic resistance is termed "microbial interference therapy". Thus, the summation of all the fermentation processes by the microorganisms within our intestines greatly influences the overall health of our intestines and bowels; and consequently our bodies as well. The microorganisms that cause diarrhea do so by changing the balance of beneficial fermentation by-products to those that interfere with our own digestive processes and sometimes even our cellular processes as toxins. Examples of microorganisms that produce "harmful" fermentation by-products are Salmonella sp. and Vibrio cholera that cause diarrhea, fever and possibly death. Thus, it helps to have a flourishing colony of commensal and symbiotic microorganisms that help in keeping the harmful ones from becoming too great in number and thus causing a potential problem. This is why the example of the Atomic Bomb survivors was given. When the foods of the traditional Japanese diet were examined, there were our friends in the pickled and fermented products: Lactobacillus acidophilus and salvarius (bacteria), Bifidobacterium bifidum, infantis and longum (bacteria), Propionbacter sp. (bacteria), Pseudomonas sp. (bacteria), Acetobacter sp. (bacteria), Pediococcus pentosaceus and halophilus (bacteria), Aspergillus orzae and soyae (fungi), Saccharomyces sp. (fungal yeasts) and Candida versatilis (fungal yeast). These microorganisms conferred survivability due to the fact that they kept harmful bacteria from growing in the damaged alimentary tract. This is also why the issue of microbial succession in the various GI tract compartments arises as each section of the digestive process produces a unique environment.

The small intestine is the next cavity to be encountered. Here, the process of digestion really begins with enzymes secreted by the walls of the mucosa and enzymes from the pancreas are also secreted into the duodenal portion. The process of assimilation of the digested food substances begins in the jejunum and ileum. In these areas, the microflora play only a small role.

In the Large intestine, the next to last cavity, water is removed by your system and the leftovers prepared for excretion from the body. Here also the vitamins, effectors and cofactors are absorbed with the water. Thus, in this portion of your alimentary tract, the microflora play a crucial role in your health. Here we find Streptococcus faecalis and faecium (bacteria) as well as many beneficial transient species of Lactobacillus, and Streptococcus. As your intestines (both small and large) are essentially without oxygen, many fermentation processes are accomplished by the microflora that inhabit them. These commensal and symbiotic organisms produce the vitamins, effectors and cofactors that you require for health! The reason people have to take vitamin supplements is that they do not get the beneficial bacteria they need to produce them and subsequently have to take a supplement.

As you might gather, it is of prime importance for you to feed your microorganisms as well as yourself and to constantly eat foods that have the microorganisms that your alimentary tract needs for your optimum health. Eat and be aware of the life in your food! However, this brings up a subject very much to the point of this work. Are the microorganisms within our GI tract influencing our food choices and if so by what means? Perhaps here is where the issue of bio-fields comes to the fore.

Bio-Field Interactions

According to the Concord Medical Theory, there are 4 major categories as causes of disease:

  1. things that cause body-field disharmony
  2. things that cause malnutrition in some form and various toxins
  3. things that cause parasitism, including viruses & bacteria
  4. things that cause physical trauma to body structures

There is no cause of disease that does not adversely impact the body-field in some manner. The role of the body-field is to provide the blueprint for the physical body, the morphogenic field. It is like trying to decide which comes first, the chicken or the egg! I can testify from many years of personal experience that without a doubt the body-field changes with some form of disharmony before any physiological changes take place in the physical structure and biochemistry of the body. Physical trauma impedes the free flow of energy within the body. Any form of parasitism negatively impacts the body with physical trauma and altered physiology and toxins. Malnutrition negatively impacts the biochemistry and bio-field of the body, as do ingested/inhaled/injected toxins. Energetic disruption of the body-field by electromagnetic and geopathic stressors is a major cause of disease. How do these statements gain validity and what sort of evidence exists to support these claims?

1. Body-Field Disharmony

The human body-field matrix exists within the overall environment of the Earth and is subject to the rhythms of the Solar System. In the article The Yin and The Yang of the Two Brains, a detailed account of the role of the central nervous system (CNS) and the enteric nervous system (ENS) in the workings of a human body is explained. In relation to the body-field, the pineal gland of the CNS is cued by the electromagnetic energies impinging upon the Earth. This means that brain-fog is a phenomenon caused by the excess un-natural electromagnetic stressors found in our industrialized environment such as radio and TV emissions, cell phones, communications equipment, computers, fax machines, copy machines, electrical motors and the like. That these devices directly cause body-field disharmony is not disputed, however, people like their toys, especially government types. At the time of my leaving KU after graduation and moving to San Diego, CA in preparation of moving to New Zealand in 1975, I had no idea of just what was going to become known to me in the next 3 years. At this time, the three most heavily electromagnetically polluted living environments were Washington, DC, Honolulu, HI and San Diego, CA. I moved from the USA with 60 Hz alternating electrical current (AC) to New Zealand with 50 HZ AC. I immediately felt more relaxed. I was living in Auckland, a large metropolitan city. In early 1978 I moved to a holding near Kaitia, North Island where again I felt a much more relaxed environment. The nearest electrical line was 5 miles away. Three months later when I returned to Auckland, I felt the effects of brain-fog for one month. Later in July I returned to San Diego via Honolulu. In San Diego it took me three months for the brain-fog to dissipate. Thus, I can personally testify that the effects of electromagnetic pollution are very real!

The ENS is cued via the ganglia that reside in the mesentery of the gut and surrounds the GI tract. Here the evidence is more vague in a way- dowsing, site and placement of religious structures around the world, the Hartmann and Curry grids, geopathic stressors, monoliths & dolmens and the art of feng shui. People like mountains because they are calming due to the abundance of (N+) magnetic monopoles, according to Dr. Philip S. Callahan in his book, "Ancient Mysteries, Modern Visions" (ISBN 0-911311). You mostly absorb these energies through your feet just as you mostly absorb the solar energies via the head. The hands seem to absorb both. Since your body-field is a unit, you are negatively or positively affected anywhere within the limits of your aura. This is the reason that in hospitals the beds are strictly spaced at least six feet apart. It was empirically determined that this increased survival rate in patients. Thus, the disharmony in one patient did not unduly influence the body-field in another patient.

2. Nutrition/Toxins

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the herbal medicines prescribed for the various conditions through the diagnostic process have a meridian(s) that they are said to enter and to have an influence upon that meridian. Thus, as food supplements, each herb has a direct influence upon the body-field. This is part of foods being a type of therapy and in fact is known as Food Therapy in its own right as a medical treatment. However, food therapy is used more for the prevention of disease rather than cure. Foods address the body-field as well as cellular biochemistry. Various foods are known to prevent or reverse certain disease conditions of the body. Toxins and poisons cause mostly qi stagnation and blood stasis conditions. This will block the smooth flow of energy within the meridians and disrupt the body-field as well as disrupting the physiology and workings of the body.

3. Parasitism

It has been determined that the parasites that normally inhabit a particular species of organic life seem to evolve along with the host organism. The presence of the parasite does diminish the capacity of the host but does not cause undue debilitation. Virus particles do take over the cellular biochemistry and physiology of a cell and eventually cause cell death. Bacteria have been said to be opportunists and grow in areas of waste products from altered physiology and damaged tissues. Worms, mites and insects cause direct physical damage within the tissues of the host and actively burrow into the host via the skin or GI tract mucosa. All of this will alter the host physiology, produce toxins and waste products that are not normally found within the host organism. These events do alter the body-field of the host. Dr. Hulda Clark, ND routinely finds parasitic worms where laboratory scientists can find no actual worm. This is because Dr. Clark is detecting the altered body-field that is very much similar to the kind of disharmony that the presence of a real worm does cause. I am able to say this since I have personally watched Dr. Clark perform her diagnostic protocol and witnessed her treatments to correct the askew body-field as diagnosed by her. I was able to follow the energetic flow of energy during the entire process. I have also witnessed this same error on the part of many other people that used this type of protocol in diagnosis and treatment. It is of paramount importance that intention does not get in the way of truth in these matters. This is the main reason for the use of the so-called "scientific method", to reduce personal bias. Here with these matters, the parasite causes a disharmony in the body-field that treatment seeks to correct. This energy disruption happens as residents of the GI tract and also being there is the cause of immune responses on the part of the mucosa (IgA). Radionic treatment for these diseases consisted of placing the patient in the intention of healing by the practitioner or placing the patient in the field of a generator that radiated the same frequency that he particular organism had as a signature, i.e., like kills like.

In light of the work of Giertz, it appears that the work of the proponents of Radiesthesia may have some real validity. Use your favorite search engine and research the information online supporting and debunking Radionics/Radiesthesia and judge for yourself.

4. Physical Trauma

Physical trauma directly causes qi stagnation and blood stasis if not cell death in the tissues. This then causes a disruption in the energy flow within the meridians that is then detected as disharmony in the body-field. There is also however, a component of the blow that itself causes a residue of energy disharmony and needs some form of energy smoothing to correct in addition to reducing the qi stagnation and blood stasis by means of herbal preparations. This is the source of specific blows in the martial arts of the orient to debilitate and perhaps cause death in the opponent. Acupressure, massage, tui na, and passes with the hands all help to smooth the energy flow. However, through practice, it has been determined that some form of reverse-to-blow stretching greatly aids in the correction of the initial blow.

So, do the microbiota cause the consumption of foods that maintain their presence within the GI tract?

This is the essential question that needs to be answered. As yet there is no direct physical evidence to support this question other that immune responses by the body. After extensive search of the literature, it seems that this question has never before been asked. It is known that high consumption of foods containing refined sugar (sucrose) depletes the blood of calcium that is made up by robbing it from the bones, thus contributing to osteoporosis. Raw sugar does not do this. High fructose corn syrup appears to be converted very rapidly to cholesterol. However, each of these compounds supports fungal infection within the body, in the GI tract and in the reproductive tract.

Happy feelings producing foods like chocolate and starches are subject to addictive eating patterns. The brain monitors all the nutrients and toxins in the body via the hypothalamus. It is the hypothalamus that causes a fever when it detects foreign compounds from certain types of bacteria and viruses. The hypothalamus and limbic systems of the brain control eating behavior and the limbic system seems to control addictive behavior (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction). The limbic system is very much involved in all the emotions of the body. Thus, it is not a far-fetched idea at all, this idea that bacteria may be producing compounds that cause addictive food preferences much like the addictive foods such as chocolate, although in a different manner.

However, these compounds would have to be absorbed by the body via the lymphatic system for oil-soluble substances and the blood stream for water-soluble substances. This is the only manner for entry into the body proper. The successional ecology of the microbiota in each GI tract compartment would entail both biochemical and bio-field components. The host body would be subject to both absorbed compounds and bio-field components as well. Thus, there is a highly complicated interspecies interaction worth investigation in order to gain a greater understanding of host-parasite or host-commensal relationships.

Remember that the subject of fermentation within the GI tract was brought up before? Perhaps continuing a discussion concerning this subject is worthwhile to help demonstrate the complex interactions. In TCM, there is a concept attached to signs and symptoms that the body will display that is known as Dampness. For a detailed discussion of Dampness go here. Dampness describes a condition of viscosity and stagnation. Patients usually have a greasy looking, sticky tongue coating and perhaps a viscous stool that is difficult to void and/or in some manner an obstructed urination. Diseases due to Dampness tend to be prolonged and intractable. Damp is a yin pathogen that impairs yang and easily causes qi stagnation. Signs and symptoms include a sensation of fullness in the chest, epigastric distention, difficult & scanty urination and hesitant & viscous stools. Pathogenic Damp impairs Spleen yang that leads to distention and fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen, poor appetite, loose stools and generalized edema.

The key aspect is the qi stagnation, the inhibition of the energy flow through the meridians and hence the body-field. The microbiota that produce Dampness in the body are those associated with fungi (alcoholic fermentations, fungal contamination of foodstuffs, yeast infections in the GI tract and the reproductive tract, Candida sp. infections of the bloodstream and athlete's foot) and the Gram (+) bacteria that contain most of the pathogenic bacteria of humans.

Conclusions

There is no direct information concerning the possibility of compounds as by-products of microbiota infection biochemistry somehow making a niche for the bacterium in the GI tract by affecting the body-field of the host. Nor is there any information available to demonstrate any interspecies bio-field interaction other than that of Radionics and the work of Hans Giertz. This article has demonstrated that an energetic relationship by the bio-fields of interacting species is very much a possibility. Food, therapy and physical injury all have been shown to have an energetic component that interacts with and influences the overall human body-field. More concerted research needs to be conducted to answer this interesting question.

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