FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
The Thymus Gland
is a small gland in the upper chest. It weighs 1/3 - 1/2 half ounce
at birth, and reaches its peak weight of about 17 ounces at puberty.
Thereafter, under the influence of many factors, including adrenal
and sex hormones, the active thymus gland cells begin to die off,
with much of the thymus gland tissue being gradually replaced by
fat and connective tissue.
Much of the
healthy thymus gland structure typically atrophies by age 20, and
the decline accelerates throughout life thereafter. As immunologist
Keith Kelly notes: "The involution (shrinkage) of the thymus gland
is one of the cardinal bio-markers of aging." In the past 40 years,
science has discovered that the thymus gland is the key regulator
thymus gland hormones have been shown, in human, animal and in vitro
studies, to have a broad range of action, well beyond merely maturing
and differentiating T cells. These hormones can prevent the tissue
wasting that occurs with thymus gland removal or severe thymus gland
atrophy, and promote healthy weight gain in disease states- such
as AIDS - where catabolic body wasting is typical. The thymus gland
hormones can reduce autoimmune reactions, clinically and experimentally,
such as occur in rheumatoid arthritis.
hormones also prevent the bone marrow injury and subsequent reduction
in white and red blood cell production, frequently produced by X-ray
or chemotherapy cancer treatment.
physiologist Dennis Fahy has noted:
restore immune function, your ability to make DNA, to have normal
cell division, to have normal insulin sensitivity, to have normal
thyroid levels and other things, such as normal population of
certain molecules in the brain that change with age, all these
things are restored by an improvement in the immune system.
gland hormones are secreted by the very thymus gland cells that
"shrivel up" and waste away due to aging, stress, disease, radiation
and malnutrition, etc., the drop in thymus gland hormone activity
with aging should hardly be surprising.
is not well known, even to most alternative/ anti-aging medicine
devotees, there is a large body of published, human clinical research
supporting the use of oral thymus gland extracts. They have been
used in a broad range of conditions, ranging from cancer treatment,
to rheumatoid arthritis, to various allergy and asthma conditions,
to recurrent respiratory infections and hepatitis. (11)
have generally shown thymus gland extracts to be extremely non-toxic
and side effect free, with few contraindications for use.
The main block
to the acceptance of the efficacy of oral thymus gland extracts
is the erroneous yet widespread belief that all proteins and peptides
taken orally, as food or supplements, are 100% digested to individual
amino acids before absorption, from the intestine into the body.
If this were
true, then indeed orally administered thymus gland peptide hormone
extracts would be broken down completely during digestion, becoming
merely very expensive, low dose amino acid supplements, with no
more immune activity than (for example) a few hundred milligrams
of ground beef protein. Yet it has been known since the 1970's that
significant quantities of various proteins, such as gliadin from
wheat, milk casein, Ferritin, hemoglobin and milk immunoglobins
routinely survive digestion and enter the body - and even the brain
research of W.A. Hemmings and Ziovdrov and others had repeatedly
demonstrated this by the late 1970's in a wide variety of experiments
using many different proteins. (12, 33)
In the 1997
textbook Oxidology, Bradford and Allen even explain the mechanism
of how this occurs. It is based on a cellular process called "pinocytosis."
The thymus gland
creates the T-4 "helper" white blood cells that perform their specialized
job in the human body of locating invaders such as viruses, bacteria,
or abnormal cells. The thymus gland also sends out the T-8 "killer"
white blood cells to find invaders and destroy them.
advanced liver pathology will feel better after practicing the recommendations
in this book. However, they may not completely reverse the path
of the hepatitis C virus unless they incorporate the most aggressive
treatment that delivers the best possible results: NatCell™ frozen
be said about live peptide thymus extract, which feeds the immune
system what it needs to kill the hepatitis C virus. There are
many forms of thymus: pills, liquid, natural, and artificial. These
different products range from worthless to terrific.
most of the successful eradication of hepatitis C from my body as
a direct result of consuming several thousand dollars of this product
in eighteen months. Keep in mind that I had to pay as much as $600
a box to obtain thymus extract from doctors. I provide this same
item for less than $140. I took one frozen vial every other day.
I thawed it in my hand, poured one half vial under my tongue, and
held it for five minutes, and repeat. If I could afford it, I would
take it the rest of my life. If Cortez had found the fountain of
youth, this could have been how he felt.
I advise against
taking cheaper products. One example is Thymoic Protein A, a product
listed in Health and Healing, March 1997 (15). I took this product
post-healing, and I did not notice the jolt or feeling of well-being
associated with the natural form. I question whether or not Thymic
Protein A is effective, as it contains only one of the seven main
properties of the thymus gland.
Be warned, some
of these products will not dissolve in water, even after an entire
month. These pass through you completely and into the toilet. If
you have hepatitis C, you need NatCell™ thymus extract!
and their downstream cell products (such as interleukins and interferons)
control all of the phases of maturation, development, antigen commitment,
proliferation and cytotoxic activity of the various T cells. Thymic
hormones also stimulate non-specific phagocytic and cytotoxic cells
to respond against foreign or "non-self" antigens.
including chronic hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis, have
been successfully treated by thymus extract. Results of a study
using 102 patients with chronic hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis
showed an increase in T lymphocytes, increased functional activity
of mononuclear cells (increased chemotaxis and inhibition), and
decreased immunoglobulin counts. All of these indicators signify
an increased competence, which favors controlling the immunoinflammatory
process in the liver and a normalization of the clinical manifestation
of the disease leading to a favorable outcome. (16)
are important not only for successful treatment of a very difficult
disease, which frequently has an unfavorable outcome, but also for
the implications for treatment of hepatitis produced by other causes.
Viruses, fungi, or mycobacteria (tuberculosis) cause many of the
inflammatory conditions of the liver. (17) Cellular immunity is
the chief defense against these agents. Successful treatment using
thymus extract suggests many exciting possibilities for treatment
of the presently untreatable ailments of the liver using immunomodulating
substances such as thymus extracts.
During my treatment I took
1 vial of NatCell thymus every other day for 18 months.
I also took 2 thymus capsules 3 times per day.
Live Protein Therapy
in the Management of Liver Disease
by Thomas Bayne, DC
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