American Medical Association and the Blood Protein Research
Release date: September 19th, 2014 / Last revised: April 14th, 2019
The most critical, scientifically documented medical research that reveals the prime cause of every degenerative disease condition has already been done.
The following revolves around the critical, revolutionary, and medically documented blood protein research conducted and published between 1930 and 1963, which hasn’t been taught in any college, university or even medical school in the United States, ever since the discoveries were made.
This blood protein research does not relate to the protein we consume from food but concerns three major blood plasma proteins manufactured in our liver from amino acids and secreted into the bloodstream.
These plasma proteins are the (1) albumin, (2) globulin, and (3) fibrinogen. Plasma in this context represents the colorless liquid part of blood. The plasma holds blood cells but is not made from them.
Drinker, with the help of colleagues (notably Madeline E. Field), was the first person to challenge a fundamental tenet of Prof. Ernest H. Starling‘s (1866-1927) hypothesis published in 1896 (Starling’s Hypothesis).
In 1931—following numerous experiments—Drinker suggested that the blood plasma proteins did in fact leak from the bloodstream in significant quantities into the tissue spaces (aka. interstitial spaces) and that this occurred “practically universally” throughout the body.
He also suggested that these proteins could only return to the bloodstream via the lymphatic system. This concept was in contract to Prof. Starling’s theory, since one of the fundamental tenets of this theory maintains that the blood protein particulates are too large to escape through typical or “healthy” capillary walls in more than trace amounts, which at the time was a general conviction (and you’ll soon learn it unfortunately still is today).
Drinker, however, did not have the sophisticated laboratory equipment available in his time to definitively prove his conclusions that the proteins were leaking from the bloodstream, and to confirm that they didn’t somehow originate from the cells themselves in the tissue spaces. Drinker’s conclusions were therefore not widely accepted and Prof. Starling’s theory was maintained.
In 1948, Dr. Hymen S. Mayerson, M.D. (the father of lymphology; the study of the lymphatic system) (1900-1985) of the Tulane University School of Medicine, with the available equipment Drinker didn’t have, picked up where Drinker left off and undertook an effort to clarify the following point as he states in his 1963 research article: “Teachers and writers of textbooks continued to maintain that ‘healthy’ blood capillaries did not leak protein. It was in an effort to clarify this point that I undertook an investigation of lymph and the lymphatics some 15 years ago [in 1948].” (See scanned page images 1a.-5a. provided in the appendix.)
Between 1948 and 1963, Dr. Mayerson proved Drinker to have been correct, when Mayerson tagged the blood plasma proteins with radioactive iodine atoms to measure the rate and quantity at which they leaked from the bloodstream with the water into the tissue spaces.
Prof. Starling’s View of Net Fluid Filtration
The previous theory maintained that fluid (water) and salts (minerals) left the blood capillaries into the spaces between the cells (as illustrated by arrows), were mixed with interstitial fluid and most of it then reabsorbed into the bloodstream back through the blood capillaries; the excess fluid being drained by the lymphatic capillaries. In this scenario, Prof. Starling visualized our blood proteins as being too large for significant protein-seepage to happen across the blood capillary membrane, and this is what’s still being taught all over the world today.
Present Well-Documented Understanding of Net Fluid Filtration
The large plasma proteins (black dots) and lipids (open circles) have been found to always accompany the fluid and salts across the capillary membrane. And while 9/10 of the fluid containing smaller constituents is near-immediately absorbed back into the bloodstream, the excess 1/10 of fluid containing molecules too large to be reabsorbed (the plasma proteins especially) is returned to the bloodstream via the lymphatic system.
Mayerson calculated that about 50 percent of the blood plasma proteins leaked from the bloodstream every twenty-four hours and if it were not for the removal of these proteins by the lymphatic vessels, he said, “The excess water around the cells would spell swift catastrophe.” (One of the primary functions of the blood plasma proteins—albumin especially—is to magnetically attract and hold water in the bloodstream; anywhere the plasma proteins go, the water will follow; i.e. “body fluids follow the blood proteins.”)
Mayerson published his research in the June 1963 issue of the Scientific American journal in an article titled “The Lymphatic System“[PDF] and this research revealed the vital importance of the lymphatic system with regard to our health.
“This second circulation plays an essential role in maintaining the body’s steady state, draining from the spaces between cells fluid, protein and other substances that leak out of the blood.” ~ Dr. H. S. Mayerson, M.D., The Lymphatic System, p. 80
In December 1964, the American Medical Association (AMA) documents Dr. Mayerson’s research by publishing it in their at-the-time official journal, known as “Today’s Health” (formerly “Hygeia”), in an article called “Your Other Circulatory System” by J. D. Ratcliff (scanned article images 6a.-8a. provided in the appendix).
This would become the first and last time the AMA ever conveyed the truth about the blood proteins leaving the bloodstream and the role the lymphatic system plays in the prevention and mitigation of the resulting catastrophe if the proteins and water in the tissue spaces weren’t removed promptly.
In January 1965, Reader’s Digest published a condensed version of “Your Other Circulatory System” in an article called “Our Amazing ‘White Bloodstream‘”[PDF] which basically said the same things as the AMA’s article.
Then it all came to a full stop in the year of 1966.
That year, the largest medical research project in history was pulled off by the U.S. government with the help of international military forces. The primary objective was to bring together all the top lymphologists and medical research scientists from all around the world who had researched and studied anything with relationship to blood plasma proteins and water escaping from the bloodstream into the tissue spaces, and the resulting role of the lymphatic system in rectifying this.
Most of the approximately 370 gathered scientists (roughly 65 of these from the United States) were department heads of universities and medical schools.
They were gathered at Dr. Mayerson’s home in New Orleans the same year, which soon resulted in the formation of the International Society of Lymphology (I.S.L.).
The unification through this organization was a promising opportunity for all of its members to gather periodically to share information and research (they have since held international congresses every 2 years).
But this was also where the trap was set: by-laws were written and brought into effect which ruled the I.S.L. as a non-pure medical society, meaning that every medical member of the society was permanently restricted from ever publishing—in medical journals—any research they had made or would make in the future.
Because of this, all research and discoveries regarding the blood proteins and water leaving the bloodstream resulting in disease and death at the cell level, as well as what we do to either cause or prevent these plasma proteins from getting trapped in the interstitial spaces around the cells, was “locked” within the I.S.L. and prevented from being published in medical journals and thereby also restricted from reaching the general public.
For this reason, some prominent members of the society, as they were all for education, later encouraged Dr. C. Samuel West, D.N., N.D. (1932-2004)—who in light of his knowledge pertaining to much of the research was accepted as the 379th and first non-medical member of the I.S.L. on February 22nd, 1980—to start the International Academy of Lymphology which he did on January 4th, 1982, and dedicated his life to teaching people the more than 68 years of documented research that helps us understand how to prevent, reverse, and eliminate degenerative disease naturally, as well as laying the foundation of all the healing arts, and to certify the lay person to teach and share this research with others under the guiding light of: “to help raise up a people regardless of race, color, or creed who can live together in peace, overcome disease and have no poor among them.” Apart from Dr. West’s involvement, the I.S.L.’s focus has been oriented around the treatment of lymphedema (fluid retention and swelling of tissue caused by trapped blood proteins).
The blood protein research disappeared out of the medical journals and has since been ignored or overlooked for 5 decades.
The AMA then reverted back to the pre-1930 “medical dark ages” as evidenced in their Home Medical Encyclopedia published in 1989, wherein they contradictorily state the following about the blood plasma proteins (see scanned page image 9a. provided in the appendix):
“The large size of the protein molecules prevents them from escaping from the blood into the tissues […]”
When you read what the AMA stated in 1964, you’ll know that the above statement constitutes complete and utter dishonesty. And this lie has been perpetuated and taught ever since hence why today the medical profession still holds NO definitive or accurate answers concerning the prime cause of any degenerative disease conditions.
Since all of this started and ended in the United States, the rest of the world, including the countries whose governments and healthcare institutions may—because they truly care—actually be doing all they can in the best interest of the lay public, have all been kept in the dark.
We’re looking at the deliberate removal of critical pieces of a puzzle disease researchers and organizations all over the world have been trying to piece together for many decades, continually spending countless billions in the process with minor progress or success.
The foundational medical research has already been done, and it was buried.
“We have the authority with this [blood protein] research to stand up and tell people that all the [disease] research teams are researching for nothing. It’s money down the drain. And we speak with authority; it isn’t speaking halfway knowing. We are speaking with knowledge of the answer to every disease known to man and we’re saying that all the research [being done] is going down [the drain]. They’re doing it for nothing. They are researching for the treatment; they’re not researching for the cure.” ~ Dr. C. Samuel West, D.N., N.D., from the February 10th, 1986 presentation: “The Process of Healing the Body through the Lymphatic (Immune) System”
Excerpt from a proposed “Lymphatic Manifesto” presented at the November 1983 International Society of Lymphology Congress in Tel Aviv, Israel:
“While the lymphatic system is one of the 12-14 systems in the body, it receives almost no attention from the medical profession nor from basic scientists. In textbooks of medicine, surgery, pathology or anatomy, it rarely occupies more than one half percent of space. While this may improve with time and the efforts of people such as ourselves, the fact remains that many millions of people will suffer because of this widespread ignorance. Some will lose their lives, some will lose their limbs; many will suffer needless pain and incapacity; many research workers will get incorrect results. All of this through simple ignorance of the importance of the lymphatics.” ~ Dr. John R. Casley-Smith, D. Sc., M.D. (h.c.), past president of the I.S.L. 1983-1985
So, the American Medical Association states:
In 1964 (Your Other Circulatory System)
“Calculations indicated that half of our blood protein is lost from the blood every 24 hours!”
“If the lymphatic system did not carry a large portion of the remaining seepage back to the bloodstream, we would all bleed to death internally in a matter of hours.”
“Thus this great river of mystery may well hold the key to dozens of disease riddles. That is why it is getting ever-increasing research attention. Inevitably, discoveries of vital importance to all will be made.”
In 1989 (Home Medical Encyclopedia)
“The large size of the protein molecules prevents them from escaping from the blood into the tissues […]”
Additionally, before 1961, which was before Dr. Mayerson’s research was published (in 1963), he (Mayerson) was lecturing for Dr. Arthur C. Guyton, M.D. (1919-2003) at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, who attended his classes on the lymphatic system.
Guyton, also a lymphologist, who was the author of today’s most widely utilized medical physiology textbook in the whole of the United States (“Textbook of Medical Physiology”; this is also the only medical textbook ever written by a lymphologist), was encouraged by Dr. Mayerson to get into the laboratory and find out all he could about the lymphatic system and blood proteins and so he did.
As a result, Guyton made a critical, game-changing discovery, which was that (1) the tissue spaces, in the healthy condition, were in a negative sub-atmospheric pressure condition, which was opposed to prior knowledge that came about using inferior testing methods, and (2) that it is the lymphatic system that maintains the sub-pressure state as one of its main priorities.
Put differently, the lymphatic system’s main function is to maintain the optimal conditions for healthy cells, where they are held tightly together and close to the blood capillaries to be within range of oxygen and nutrient irrigation.
Guyton published this discovery in the appendix to the 5th chapter of the 1961 2nd edition of the Textbook of Medical Physiology and later coined this condition the “dry” state. (See scanned page images 10a.-11a. provided in the appendix.)
In chapter 5 on page 61 (appendix) of the textbook it states about the discovery:
Possibility of Negative Pressure in the Interstitial Spaces
“The principles of capillary dynamics presented in this [5th] chapter [‘Interchange of Fluid Through the Capillary Membrane’] are those taught in almost all physiology courses and that have now become almost classical. However, since this chapter was written, a finding has been made in our laboratory that will perhaps change many of our classical concepts of fluid exchange at the capillary membrane. This finding has been that negative pressures develop in small plastic capsules implanted in the tissues and fenestrated with many small holes so that fluid can exchange freely between the interstitial spaces and the capsules.”
It is later stated that, “The Significance of negative pressure in the tissue spaces is the following: Contrary to previous beliefs, it might not be the elastic tension of the tissue fibers that keeps the interstitial spaces in their normal, non-edematous state. Instead, it might well be the negative pressures in these spaces that keep the spaces continually collapsed.”
On page 62, Guyton elaborates, “Thus far, only a few observations are available that shed light on the mechanism that causes the negative pressure in the tissue spaces. The most important of these is that mechanical movement of the tissues causes the pressure to become more negative. This indicates that the lymphatic pump, which will be explained in the following chapter, pumps fluid and protein out of the interstitial fluid spaces each time the tissues are compressed or moved in any other way [this reveals an outstanding benefit to rebounding]. Loss of the protein would maintain a low tissue colloid osmotic pressure so that the plasma colloid osmotic pressure could cause osmosis of fluid out of the tissue spaces until the pressure would become negative.”
The “dry” state is the cellular environment that allows for optimum oxygen, fructose/glucose and nutrient irrigation at the cell level, as well as for the prompt removal of waste products by the lymphatic system and immediate immune cell activity even in the absence of antibody—thus disease cannot manifest.
In other words, if your cells are not in the dry-state, they will receive compromised levels of oxygen, fructose/glucose and nutrients; their wastes and other toxic material along with leaked proteins and fluids won’t be removed efficiently and the immune cells will not and cannot function properly.
From The Golden Seven Plus One (p. 35):
Ex Fl, Ex Na+, Lack of O2 = Excess fluid and excess sodium (Na+) results in lack of oxygen (O2)
“Dry” and Disease State Legend:
- Blood capillaries (deliver oxygen, fructose/glucose and nutrients to the cells via the irrigation process and pick up carbon dioxide)
- Every cell [in every part of your body] is an electrical generator (inside the cell, the potassium level must remain high and the sodium level must remain low, and this very delicate balance must be maintained; anything that will upset the sodium-potassium balance will damage or kill the cell)
- Sodium-potassium pump (generates the electricity that gives every cell—immune cells included—the power to work)
- Lymphatic capillaries (only lymphatic capillaries go up between the cells; the capillaries retrieve the leaked proteins and other plasma constituents from the cellular irrigation process)
- One-way check valves (prevent lymph fluid from flowing backwards)
- Excess fluid and excess sodium around the cells
- Trapped plasma proteins around the cells (the blood proteins are negatively charged which attracts the positively charged single sodium ions out from the bloodstream in abundance with the water)
From The Golden Seven Plus One (p. 49):
(A.) – [Health] – “Healthy cells in the dry-state. Like a collapsed balloon the pressure is sub-atmospheric. This condition represents the dry-state of perfect health with no excess fluid around the cells, only enough [fluid] to fill the crevices around the cells and that is all.”
(B.) – [Disease] – “Unhealthy cells, fluid retention, lack of oxygen and nutrients. Like a balloon blown up caused by fluid retention due to trapped blood proteins and excess sodium.”
It is important to bear in mind that once there is excess water, and the proteins become trapped or clustered in the interstitial spaces around the cells, it is difficult for the lymphatic system to remove the proteins without mechanical and/or electrical assistance/stimulation.
This may account for why some people—apart from emotional/psychological challenges, unaddressed continual poisoning factors (e.g. heavy metal exposure, silver amalgam fillings, electromagnetic radiation, pesticides in foods, dependent drug use, constantly inhaling toxic fumes or other harmful elements, etc.), and major negligence in adhering to getting sufficient rest and engaging basic, health-promoting activities including getting adequate full-spectrum sunlight, fresh air, making sure to breathe deeply, moving one’s body and so forth—may not always be very successful through exclusive reliance on diet, botanical products and other supplements alone.
When trapped blood proteins reduce the energy field produced by the sodium-potassium pumps of the cells, this is what causes the proteins to stick together or cluster, which makes them very difficult to be retrieved by the lymphatic capillaries.
However, Prof. Friedrich M. Plog, from Germany, discovered, as he shared with Dr. West in February 1980, that electricity dissipates these clustered, trapped blood proteins, making them retrievable by the lymph capillaries. Dr. Plog also informed Dr. West that, “We have known about the blood proteins for a long time in Germany.”
By Dr. C. Samuel West, D.N., N.D.:
“The only substance that can interfere with the irrigation process where the cells receive oxygen and nutrients and with other life processes within the cell is the proteins that make up part of our blood plasma. The plasma proteins are the albumins, the globulins, and fibrinogens.” ~ The Golden Seven Plus One, p. 31
“Due to lack of pressure in the space around the cells, the blood proteins are the only substances that cannot be immediately returned into the bloodstream [directly from the tissue spaces]. Therefore, the only substance in the body that can alter this negative pressure condition [dry-state] and produce the conditions that cause loss of energy, disease and death, is the blood proteins.” ~ The Golden Seven Plus One, p. 51
Dr. Guyton, just as Drinker suggested, revealed that the only way the blood proteins could return to the bloodstream (to maintain blood volume, blood pressure and thus preventing the collapsing of blood vessels) was via the lymphatic system and stated in the 2nd edition of the Textbook of Medical Physiology (p. 69) that, “If the lymphatic drainage from any area of the body becomes blocked, more and more protein collects in the local tissue spaces until finally, the concentration of this protein may approach the concentration of protein in the [blood] plasma.”
“The lymphatic system represents an accessory route through which fluid can flow from the interstitial spaces into the blood. Most important, the lymphatics can carry proteins and large particulate matter away from the tissue spaces, neither of which can be removed by absorption directly into the blood capillaries. This return of proteins to the blood from the interstitial spaces is an essential function without which we would die within about 24 hours.”
On page 401 of the 5th edition of Guyton’s textbook it states:
”The importance of this function of the lymphatics cannot be stressed too strongly, for there is no other route besides the lymphatics through which excess proteins [which ’seep’ out of the blood capillaries into the spaces around our cells] can return to the circulatory system.”
NOTE: According to Prof. Karl J. West (current president of the International Academy of Lymphology), the 1961 2nd edition of Guyton’s textbook is the best edition to acquire for teaching others about this research with respect to Guyton’s discoveries and statements, as certain key statements were either revised or removed from future editions.
Dr. Mayerson’s blood protein research was not the only significant, published research that has disappeared. Going back to the AMA’s statement:
“If the lymphatic system did not carry a large portion of the remaining seepage back to the bloodstream, we would all bleed to death internally in a matter of hours.”
The reason we would “bleed to death internally in a matter of hours,” is due to shock.
Drinker, back in 1930, researched why soldiers wounded in the battlefields were dying from wounds which usually wouldn’t be considered fatal.
Mayerson was a member of the United States National Research Council Committee on Trauma and Shock between 1954 and 1963. Drinker’s shock research, titled “Death from Shock,” was published in the early editions of the Encyclopedia Americana, while the research on trauma and surgical shock was published in the 1953, ’56, and ’60 editions under “Hypoalbuminemia” (i.e. low albumin plasma protein in the bloodstream).
Essentially, shock and negative physical/psychological stress factors cause the blood capillary pores to dilate, which in turn causes the albumin (smallest of the three major plasma proteins) and water to rush out of the bloodstream into the tissue spaces faster than the lymphatic system can remove them, rapidly changing the dry-state.
If this process happens too fast, in extreme cases, your blood vessels will collapse, causing death. This is why blood transfusions are often a vital step in treating acute traumatic shock from serious injury.
It was therefore unveiled that shock could cause death rapidly, and that death from shock was actually death from trapped blood proteins. Stress is a mild form of shock and the resulting chemical reaction from mental stress will also cause a systemic dilation of the capillary pores (although not as quickly)—thus why long-term stress is so harmful to our health, with an estimated, according to WebMD.com, 43% of the U.S. adult population suffering adverse health effects from stress while 75-90% of all doctor’s office visits are concerning stress-related ailments and complaints.
The shock research was removed from future editions of the Encyclopedia Americana and was essentially buried with the rest of the blood protein research.
“The loss of plasma from dilated and injured capillaries may be disastrous in several ways. One of these, the systemic effect is so widely appreciated as to have dominated physiological thinking in the treatment of burns almost to the exclusion of other principles very vital to efficient therapy.
There can be no doubt that reduction in plasma volume by leakage from abnormal capillaries in burned regions and possibly a slower but obstinately insidious leakage from capillaries all over the body may and often does cause surgical shock and death.” ~ “The Treatment of Burns by the Closed-Plaster Method“[PDF] by William W. L. Glenn, Helen H. Gilbert and Cecil K. Drinker; J Clin Invest. 1943;22(4):609–625. doi:10.1172/JCI101433.
From all the above, we can conclude that the most critical, basic and medically documented scientific research that reveals the cause and prevention of disease and death at the cell level was conducted between 1930 and 1963 involving three major medical schools: (1) Dr. Cecil K. Drinker at Harvard Medical School, (2) Dr. H. S. Mayerson at the Tulane University School of Medicine, and (3) Dr. Arthur C. Guyton at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.
With the newfound awareness of a prime health care association (AMA) whose supposed mission is “To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health,” along with any special interest groups (pharmaceutical companies may come to mind once you realize that poisons dilate the blood capillary membrane pores and that drugs bind with blood plasma proteins, so consider what effects this can have once these plasma protein-bound drugs leave the bloodstream in large quantities and aren’t removed promptly) that may’ve been involved in this obscuration, it is for each person to determine what they make of this, whether one sees it as “crime against humanity,” “the greatest mass murder plot in history,” or simply “chronic selective amnesia on the AMA’s part [costing the suffering and lives of millions globally].”
“We know that in order for a prescribed drug to have a ‘side reaction,’ it would have to cause lack of oxygen or ‘trapped’ blood proteins somewhere in the body. Is this why drugs have the ability to harm or even kill those who take them? Is this why this medically documented research has been kept away from the consumer? Is this why medical doctors have specifically stated to Dr. West that if they were to teach the blood protein research, their licenses would be taken away? Is this why medical texts and literature have so little to offer on this vital subject?” ~ The International Academy of Lymphology, Introduction to the Science of Lymphology & the Art of Lymphasizing, p. 5
Confirmed as of March 31st, 2015, Robert Morse, N.D. has been informed of this research and is currently investigating.
Could this research in time greatly influence and enhance our community’s current understanding of the degenerative and healing processes of the human body, as well as how we can better restore the ideal conditions for life at the cell level?
Quite possibly, for it may well also increase our understanding of the processes that precede and result in what we refer to as “acidosis,” what medical science refers to as “inflammation,” and what others have chosen to call “hot spots,” amongst other notable aspects of health.
This research can advance us to a point where NO ONE can argue with the foundational science behind what we teach, because it is a scientifically well-documented (through and through), perpetual and universal truth with respect to the human physical frame.
Along with lymphologist Dr. Jack W. Shield‘s lymphography study in 1979 (photographing the thoracic duct using a tiny camera placed inside a volunteer and positioned at the base of the neck where the thoracic duct meets the subclavian duct—near the clavicle—and monitoring on a big screen, along with a group of other lymphologists, how the lymph fluid “shot like a geyser” into this duct at the peak of inhalation, from a deep breath, to yet again become blood plasma in the bloodstream), this research also reveals that the lymphatic system MUST return the fluid and plasma proteins back to the bloodstream one way or the other, but that the lymph fluid is purified within many of the approximately 600 lymph nodes scattered throughout the body before draining into the venous system.
It is then only a question of where these toxins, poisons and waste by-products go from the lymph nodes once processed, acted upon and neutralized by lymphocytes (T cells, B cells, and NK Cells), macrophages and bacteria.
We maintain that the wastes are drained into the bowels and ejected with bowel movements, sweat out through the skin, and equally as important, filtered out as sediment via the kidneys.
As a side note, Dr. Morse has once briefly mentioned that there “might be some of that going on” during a YouTube video. He was saying this in reference to whether or not lymph fluid drains into the venous system at the subclavian vein which is a concept he generally disagrees with. That was the only video where he has ever said this.
“Loss of energy or ▲EE[*] in your body is one of the first indications of trapped plasma proteins. To those who have this knowledge, the name or symptom of the problem or disease means nothing anymore. The whole body works electrically off of the energy produced by the sodium-potassium pump. Therefore, they will name the problem or disease according to [who discovered it,] where the plasma proteins get trapped and how it affects that part of the body.” ~ Dr. C. Samuel West, D.N., N.D., The Golden Seven Plus One, p. 45
*▲EE = any loss of energy that is produced or experienced in the body. If there is no ▲EE we could run 150-200 miles (with an upward potential of up to 400+ miles as evidenced by the Tarahumara Indians of northwest Mexico) WITHOUT REST. This is the degree of endurance Dr. Morse often talks about (e.g. Q & A 106 – 10:00; Q & A 118 – 10:08; Q & A 128 – 3:29; Q & A 151 – 46:31; Q & A 188 – 50:39) that we have the potential to tap into, once the resistance to the flows of energy—blood, nerve and lymph—has been removed or significantly reduced (moving the cellular environment closer to Dr. Guyton’s “dry-state” discovery).
“McDougall, neither anthropologist nor biologist, is a journalist originally given an assignment for Runner’s World that morphed into a consuming fascination with feats of high mileage, particularly with that of the Mexican Tarahumara Indians, reclusive canyon dwellers reputed to be the best endurance athletes on earth. Wearing shoes fashioned from tire strips to cushion their feet, the Tarahumara cover up to 400 miles in festive, multiday events drawing runners and spectators from multiple villages. They are also the picture of health, enjoying almost total immunity to cancer and the diseases that plague modern society.” ~ ‘The Running Man, Revisited‘, Seed (magazine)
- 1930’s – Dr. Cecil K. Drinker is the first person to conclude, in 1931, that blood plasma proteins leave the bloodstream in significant quantities, “practically universally,” which challenges the Starling’s Hypothesis. During this time, his findings with relation to his ‘Death from Shock’ research are published in the early editions of the Encyclopedia Americana.
- 1948-1963 – Dr. H. S. Mayerson picks up where Dr. Drinker left off and scientifically proves Drinker correct by tagging the proteins with radioactive iodine atoms. Before 1961, he lectures for and encourages Dr. Arthur C. Guyton to get into the laboratory to find out all he can about the lymphatic system and blood proteins. In June of 1963, Mayerson publishes his research in the Scientific American journal in an article called ‘The Lymphatic System’. This research stresses the importance of a healthy-functioning lymphatic system.
- 1954-1963 – Dr. Mayerson was on the United States National Research Council Committee on Trauma and Shock. The research on trauma and surgical shock was published in the 1953, ’56, and ’60 editions of the Encyclopedia Americana.
- 1961 – As a result of Dr. Mayerson’s encouragement, Dr. Guyton conducted research in his laboratory, which led him to discover and eventually publish his “dry-state” discovery in the 2nd edition of the Textbook of Medical Physiology.
- 1964 – The American Medical Association publishes and documents Dr. Mayerson’s research in their official journal, ‘Today’s Health’, in the article titled ‘Your Other Circulatory System’. The last thing the AMA states with regard to this research, published 5 decades ago, is, “Thus this great river of mystery may well hold the key to dozens of disease riddles. That is why it is getting ever-increasing research attention. Inevitably, discoveries of vital importance to all will be made.”
- 1965 – Reader’s Digest publishes their condensed version of ‘Your Other Circulatory System’ in the article titled “Our Amazing ‘White Bloodstream'”.
- 1966 – The U.S. government, with the aid of international military forces, including the U.S. Army, gathers all the top lymphologists and medical research scientists at Dr. Mayerson’s home in New Orleans, and the International Society of Lymphology (I.S.L.) is formed. All the blood protein research is put in this organization and henceforth disappears out of medical journals; the shock research is removed from future editions of the Encyclopedia Americana. The AMA reverts back to the pre-1930 research stating blood plasma proteins as being too large to escape from the bloodstream.
- 1980 – On February 22nd, Dr. C. Samuel West, D.N., N.D., the first person to ever give public lectures on the lymphatic system (starting in 1976) and who coined the term “trapped proteins” (in 1977), was accepted as the 379th and at-the-time only non-medical member of the I.S.L. on the grounds of his knowledge regarding the lymphatic system, Dr. Guyton’s dry-state discovery (which Dr. West learned about in 1974) and the blood protein research. (Dr. West learned about the I.S.L. when he met Dr. Mayerson for the first time in 1978; they quickly became friends and Mayerson told him the whole story about what happened.)
- 1982 – On January 4th, Dr. West starts the International Academy of Lymphology with supportive encouragement from some of the top lymphologists and medical doctors of the I.S.L., with the aim of bringing the blood protein research to the lay public.
- 1989-present year – Contradicting the entire process behind what they published in 1964, the AMA dishonestly states in their Home Medical Encyclopedia that, “The large size of the protein molecules prevents them from escaping from the blood into the tissues.” The medical profession has – as a result – made no revolutionizing advancements in this area since 1961 (the dry-state discovery). Coupled with the neglect of lymphological orientation within medical and educational institutions, the profession’s progress has been severely hampered and may well have come to an end, until it embraces this research and grants the lymphatic (immune) system the spotlight it sorely deserves.