Light Hungry Mitochondria

Dr. Fritz Albert Popp, a German biophysicist, has shown in a number of experiments that the cells in our bodies are always emitting low-level light radiation which he called “biophoton emission.” Popp’s experiments suggest that this light emission is the way in which cells communicate. “Light can initiate or arrest cascade-like reactions in the cells, and that genetic cellular damage can be virtually repaired within hours by faint beams of light. We are still on the threshold of fully understanding the complex relationship between light and life, but we can now say, emphatically that the function of our entire metabolism is dependent on light.” 

Cancer, impart, is a result of the functional degradation of a cellular photon absorption pathway that is basic to the production of ATP.  Dr. Heinrich Kremer, a German doctor known for his dissident work in the area of AIDS, points out that in cancer, there is a functional breakdown of a photon-mediated pathway for ATP synthesis in the mitochondria of our cells.

Dr. Kremer sees the origin of cancer differently than does mainstream medicine. He terms his new theory Cell Dyssmybiosis. According to Kremer cancerous cells do not originate from DNA mutations, but from a functional process that occurs in the mitochondria. ATP production, according to Kremer, is not based on chemical energy release, as taught in universities today, but rests on the absorption of photons of light. According to Kremer, “A low frequency pulsating electromagnetic field is induced by the constant flow of uncoupled, paramagnetic aligned electrons in the respiratory organelles.” 

Mitochondria love light, especially red light and near infrared. Both spectrums penetrate directly into our mitochondria. Both increased sun exposure (Dhar and Lambert, 2013John et al., 2004Kent et al., 2013aKent et al., 2013bLevandovski et al., 2013) and the consumption of green vegetables (Block et al., 1992Ferruzzi and Blakeslee, 2007van’t Veer et al., 2000) are correlated with better overall health outcomes in a variety of diseases of aging. 

Cell movements require energy and thousands of energy-hungry chemical reactions go on in every living cell, every second, every day. The kind of energy cells use is chemical bond energy, the shared electrons that holds atoms together in molecules. The recharging of ADP to ATP requires a large energy investment, and that energy comes from the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. That energy also comes from light!

When the mitochondrial functions are disturbed cancer cells switch intermittently or permanently to the archaic form of ATP synthesis in the cytoplasm (glycolysis) with, potentially, up to a 20-fold increase in the glucose turnover at the cost of the organism as a whole. All essential components of mitochondrial cell respiration are light absorbing molecules with characteristic “frequency windows” of absorption maxima from nearly UV spectrum to the longer wave yellow/orange spectral range of visible light up to 600nm. During a red light therapy treatment, chromophores within our cellular mitochondria absorb red and infrared light photons, and convert them into energy.

Cancer patients should know that damaged mitochondria can turn healthy cells into transformed cells, and that healthy mitochondria can reverse cancerous behavior in tumor cells. If they cannot do that they trigger cell death. Thus today, more than ever before, we need a formula for reviving and strengthening our mitochondrial. Metabolic normalization of cancer cells and concomitant inhibition of carcinogenesis may potentially be attained by induction of mitochondrial biogenesis and mitochondrial correction. (See ‘Lesson Light Deficiency as a Cause of Cancer’ in part two of Conquering Cancer.)