First Pulse: A Personal Journey in Cancer Research by Dr. Merrill Garnett is a fascinating personal account of the author’s 40 year quest for an effective cancer therapy. What makes his story unique is the paradigm that the author has applied as he addresses the cancer problem. Unlike most cancer researchers who think in terms of cellular and genetic processes, Dr. Garnett thinks in terms of cellular and genetic energetics or what he calls “electrogenetics,” which is “the energetic process which edits the genome during the life of the organism.” In essence, it’s a question of energy and electrical potential that Garnett sees at the core of cancer.
Based on this paradigm, Garnett has been searching for an agent that exploits the therapeutic vulnerability of cancer due to the altered energy metabolism of malignant cells. As detailed in the book, Dr. Garnett has created and tested nearly 20,000 different organo-metallic compounds culminating in a palladium/lipoic acid complex. The palladium/lipoic acid complex is now being tested by researchers and clinicians.
Below are some quotes from this fascinating book:
Poisoning the gene material didn’t seem to have a theoretical base. It seemed to be a floundering, random position that institutions took because they had nothing else.
I began thinking of biological organic complexes that might be involved in energy transfer. I considered that there were metal organic compounds in which the metal would no longer be raw, binding, or toxic, but exist as it does in the metal enzymes of the body.
The tradition has been that, faced with a metabolic difference between healthy and malignant cells, we must inhibit the cell’s anaerobic state. My point, however, is not to poison the ancient anaerobic glycolysis but to restore the aerobic portion of the cell metabolism that is missing.
I spent years with cobalt and thirteen years with vanadium, and studied reactions of molybdenum, tin, copper, and zinc. Even niobium and platinum. Eventually I got to palladium around 1990.
DNA over time sets up one of the critical resonant frequencies of a cellular pulse. Then, over time, there is the emergence of a tissue pulse, and organ pulse, and neurologic pulses.
It’s the pulse of energy produced by the mitochondria rather than the flow of sugars, not the conversion of small molecules, but rather their harmonics. So once they’ve come on stream in the cell they all flow electrically.
We are an open window to nature. We typically see the organism as a defined entity. But we are fashioned of the universe, and the universe streams through us.