Today I'd like to honor . . . all the children and their families that are experiencing "Down Syndrome".
And maybe shed a little light on this devastating disease . . . or even discover some possibilities for prevention.
Now . . . as we know . . . "Down syndrome" is a genetic disorder caused by "abnormal cell division" . . . resulting in an "extra full" or "partial copy" of "chromosome 21. And this extra genetic material causes the developmental changes and physical features of "Down syndrome".
Each year, about 6,000 babies are born with "Down syndrome" in the United States. That's an estimated 1 out of every 700 babies will be born to have this condition. And according to the World Health Organization . . . an estimated 1 in 1,100 will be inflicted worldwide.
Okay . . . so let's take a moment to better understand.
Typically, a baby is born with 23 pairs of chromosomes. Whereas, babies with "Down syndrome" have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, And that would be chromosome 21.
So now you ask . . . what exactly are these "chromosomes" you speak of????
Well . . . a "chromosome" is a thread-like structure located inside the nucleus of animal or plant cells. Each "chromosome" is made of "protein" and a" single molecule of deoxyribonucleic acid" (DNA).
Now, this was interesting to me because with the cancer I was diagnosed with 13 years ago . . . my cancer had a direct cause of "chromosome 13".
And in my case . . . it was the direct result of an acquired change to the DNA of "chromosome 13" . . . and this change was a "mutation". When I was first tested, it was with a method called "fluorescence in situ hybridization" (FISH), and it was found I had "Del 13q" which was "deletions" on the long arm of chromosome 13.
So with the similarities . . . I decided to see is there was a connection. And guess what? . . .
Brain abnormalities of "Down syndrome" are associated with chromosome "21" "deletions"!!!!
So let's explore the possibilities . . .
We know there are 23 pairs of chromosomes in the human body. And that chromosome "21" is both the smallest human autosome and chromosome, with 48 million nucleotides (the building material of DNA) representing about 1.5 % of the total DNA in cells.
Now . . . in researching my own cancer many years ago . . . I had discovered one of the biggest factors to my chromosome 13 change . . . was the "bad" bacteria I'm always talking to you about.
You see . . . this "bad" bacteria fuses 2 diploid cells to generate a tetraploid zygote with "double" the normal chromosomal content. And as with my cancer or "Down syndrome" there's are abnormal "cell divisions".
These cells then go through a chromosome "loss process", "without" undergoing "meiosis". Now "meiosis" is a process where a single cell divides twice to produce four cells containing half the original amount of genetic information. And these cells are our sex cells . . . sperm in males and eggs in females.
So simply said . . . "bad" bacteria stops the "normal" process of cell division and disrupts genes.
So my question would be this . . . is this the main factor that science is missing as to why there's an abnormal cell division of chromosome "21" content causing Down syndrome?
And is it possible to alter this end result of an extra copy of chromosome "21" by eliminating "bad" bacteria and its "ethanol"?
Well . . . I personally believe that eliminating the overgrowth of "bad" bacteria in the body will eliminate the abnormal cell division of chromosomes" . . . because I was able to control and conquer my cancer caused by an abnormal cells division of my chromosome 13.
What I don't know . . . and will continue to research with "out of the box thinking" . . . what effect eliminating this overgrowth of "bad" bacteria in the body would do to improve the developmental changes of "Down syndrome".
I haven't had the opportunity to work with a client that has this illness so there are still question that I have to find an answer.
But . . . I truly believe there is an answer out there and hopefully a cure someday for all these beautiful children.
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