4) Genetic Potential
Diseases are not inherited; rather the tendency or potential of adisease is passed on from parents to offspring.
The disease tendency is transferred via the genetic code. A genetic tendency is just that: a potential disease. A genetic weakness does not have to manifest as a disease unless the laws of nature are violated.
Only then will the weakness manifest.
E.g.: The father has a heart problem. He will pass on to his child(ren) genetically weak heart tissue. This does not necessarily mean the child is born with a heart problem. Nor does it mean the child ever has to have a heart problem; however, should the child violate the laws of nature, the violations will take their toll in the weakest tissue(s) of the body - in this case the heart.
Genetic weaknesses or tendencies grow weaker with each succeeding generation if the parents are engaged in a stressful lifestyle, including toxic diet. Thus the amount of wrong doing that is required for a genetic weakness to become clinical (manifest) grows less and less as the genetic tendencies become weaker. As a result, a child on a toxic diet may manifest a heart condition passes on to him genetically at a very early age as compared to the age of his father developing a heart condition. It is even possible that the child could develop the clinical manifestation of the weakness before the father does.
Likewise, a grandparent may live all of his life, violating the laws of nature and never manifest a problem in the particular area that his offspring do. This is because either:
The grand parent's weakness was so minor that he died of other causes before this weakness became clinical; or, The grandparent did not actually have a genetic weakness, but due to his stressful lifestyle, passed on a genetic weakness to his offspring
The Pottinger Cat Experiments
The Pottinger Cat Experiments illustrate the genetic tendency principles.
In the 1940's, a medical doctor, Francis M. Pottinger, made an experiment using 900 cats to determine what effects processed foods have on the body. The cats were divided into five groups. Two of the groups were fed whole foods-raw milk and meat - real foods for cats. The other three groups were given denatured foods pasteurized, evaporated and condensed milk. All the groups were fed the same minimal basic diet to sustain life. However, the predominant portion of the diets were either real foods or denatured foods as listed above. The cats were observed over a four generation period and the following results were documented by Dr. Pottinger:
POTTINGER CAT EXPERIMENT SUMMARY
Group C, D and E
Food Fed to cats: raw mwat, raw milk, pasteurized milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk
- 1st Generation developed diseases and illnesses near the end of life
- 2nd Generation developed diseases and illnesses in the middle of life
- 3rd Generation developed diseases and illnesses in the beginning of life. Many died before six months of age.
- 4th Generation - no fourth generation was reproduced. Either third generation parents were sterile or fourth generation cats were naturally aborted before birth
The groups fed just enough raw meat to keep them alive, with mainly processed, cooked, milks and foods - the third and fourth generation health of the cats was severely compromised. They had arthritis, eye problems, and couldn't reproduce by the fourth and fifth generation.
Dr. Pottinger had to stop the study and feed the remaining sickly kittens raw food. He had to stop feeding them pasteurized, evaporated and condensed milk. It took two generations before he could change the downward spiral of infertility in the cats.