What do your cells have to do with love?
Molecular biology and romance seem unlikely bedfellows, but according to Dr. Bruce Lipton a stem cell biologist, bestselling author of “The Biology of Belief” and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, it’s quite an affair.
He calls it the “Honeymoon Effect.”
Almost everyone can remember a time when they were “head-over-heels in love.”
During this juicy time of life, points out Lipton, our perception of the world expands and our eyes twinkle with delight.
Our affection isn’t limited to our selected partner; rather we are in love with life itself and it shows. We take risks to experiment with new foods, activities and clothes. We listen more, share more and take more time for pleasure.Lipton chuckles how what seems hostile the day before becomes heaven on earth when we’re in love. We don’t even notice the aggressive drivers that irritated the heck out of us yesterday; today, we’re lost in daydreams and love songs.Amazing as it may sound, each and every one of our cells behaves like a miniature human, says Lipton.
Inside you, fifty trillion minute human-like cells work together. Cells side-by-side helping each other accomplish pumping your heart, breathing your lungs and all the millions of tasks that need to happen.
When we feel “in love,” our cells have the vibration of love too! Sounds pretty good!It all begins with life, which is defined by movement according to Lipton.
Proteins, the primal elements of life easily wrap themselves into organic wire sculptures and move in response to environmental signals.
On the surface of each cell, receptor proteins receive environmental signals while the effector proteins transform into vibrations and transmit them to the brain where they are interpreted.It doesn’t take much imagination to picture the difference between how these protein sculptures move when they are “head-over-heels in love” versus when they are irritated.
We’ve been there!In the eighties, when Lipton discovered that the cell membrane is its brain, his breakthrough research suggested that environmental signals whether of love or another emotion are primary in creating illness.
He presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics, which explores how cellular chemical reactions switch genes on and off.Research in this area has found that stress, diet, behavior, toxins and other factors activate chemical switches that regulate gene expression.
Lipton clarifies that this new area of study reveals that environmental influences are more prominent in causing illness than genes.
He says new cancer research suggests that genetic factors influence the occurrence of illness a mere 10% of the time. In other words, the perception of our environment is responsible for our body’s health 90% of the time.Even more interesting, Lipton reports current research demonstrates how our … read more here http://www.brucelipton.com/articles/the-biology-of-romance/