Reasons for rapid loss of strength (musc
Alan E. Jackson
AJackson at ST.CEU.EDU
Sat Jan 20 17:26:08 EST 1996
From: dhealth at gate.net (diane hein)
Subject: Reasons for rapid loss of strength (muscle cell death) in some
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 1996 15:02:07
1. Does anyone know why a person might lose more than 1/2 pound
of muscle tissue per year after the age of 30 (this is
from Joyce Vedral, Ph.D. fitness trainer)? She was on
the television program, "The Today Show" this week with
For example, would a deficiency of a certain amino acid
or mineral or hormone cause more rapid loss of muscle
cells leading to a more frail state that we see in
some elderly persons?
2. Does anyone know if there any specific known disease states
that are associated with this rapid loss of strength?
3. And lastly, does anyone know of any researchers who might be working in
this area? (snail mail or email addresses or university researcher center
addresses would be GREATLY APPRECIATED too!)
Thank you for any help you can give me!
The following article is from;
THE NEWS-TIMES, Morehead City-beaufort, N.C.
Monday, Nov. 11, 1985.
"LOCAL THEORIST BELIEVES MOVEMENT IS ESSENTIAL TO CELLULAR GROWTH, LIFE".
BY JOHN HACKNEY, News-Times Staff Writer.
ALAN JACKSON, Morehead City, fancies himself as a backyard philosopher.
He spends a lot of hours reading books, magazines and research papers
trying to understand just why certain things are the way they are.
Mr. Jackson's most recent research has yielded an astounding theory;
that movement is as important as nourishment to human beings. He came to
that conclusion based on the behavior of magnetic bacteria.
He also believes these bacteria may be responsible for cell division.
"I think movement through the earth's magnetic field is as important as
MR. JACKSON, 32, left high school at the age of 17 to join the Marine
Corp. He spent four years at Cherry Point, during which time he earned
general education development (G.E.D.) degree and took college preparatory
courses in various fields.
Since leaving Cherry Point, he has held jobs with Hatsel Electric Co.;
with Conner Homes as an electrician; with Carteret Court Apartments, as
maintenance supervisor; and at Sea Coast Refrigeration. He has also taken
several college courses at Carteret Technical College.
MR. JACKSON believes the earth's magnetic field is generated by molten
lava rotating in the earth's core. The lava moves in the opposite
direction of the earth itself, thus creating such a field.
"If we go to other planets, and no molten lava is flowing under the
surface to create a magnetic field, the chances of finding life as we
know it is slim."
Without flux lines, the magnetic bacteria would have no guide to food.
"we can't live without flux lines," he said.
Based on his unguessable research, Mr. Jackson theorizes that magnetic
bacteria in cells follow flux lines within the geomagnetic field to get
iron, which is there source of nourishment.
DR. RICHARD P. BLAKEMORE, a scientist at the University of New
Hampshire, has said that amorphous cells (cells without form) accumulate
a great deal of iron from outside cell walls to produce magnetic
Mr. Jackson believes it is more then a coincidence that humans need iron
supplement to exist.
SCIENTISTS know that bacteria collect and store iron, but they have yet
to discover how. Mr. Jackson thinks magnetic bacteria swim inside
individual cells within the body to get iron, possibly from the exterior
walls of the cell nucleus or from the outer walls of the cell itself.
He contends the bacteria move within the cell according to the body's
orientation to magnetic flux lines. It has been shown that magnetic
bacteria in the northern hemisphere migrate along flex lines in a
northerly fashion, while magnetic bacteria in the southern hemisphere
THE NUMBERS of north-seeking and south-seeking magnetic bacteria at
the equator have been proven equal, indicating the effect of flux lines
Dr. Blakemore and Dr. Richard B. Frankel of the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology wrote that "magnetotactic bacteria are bottom-dwelling
organisms that are either anaerobic (capable of living only in the absence
of oxygen) or microaerophilic (surviving best in environments with little
Therefore, they theorize, these bacteria would have a tendency to
migrate downward, depending on their location, because "it would help
them to avoid toxic effects of the greater concentration of oxygen in
Mr. Jackson believes all people are essentially addicted to movement.
An april 1979 article in Omni magazine cited the deterioration of
astronauts' bones after periods of inactivity or weightlessness.
THIS DETERIORATION of bones, called osteoporosis, is thought by most
to be associated with lack of gravitational forces in space.
Mr. Jackson thinks it is caused by the body having almost no
orientation to the earth's magnetic field (or to north and south poles).
Wiring within the spaceship may create some magnetism, but no definite
poles, from which bacteria can orient themselves.
WITHOUT bodily movement, magnetic bacteria cannot move in the cell
along magnetic flux lines. Mr. Jackson said that was the reason chicken
eggs, if not moved after being laid, would deteriorate. Without
movement, the bacteria cannot constantly reorient themselves and move,
and are left in a mass on one side of the cell.
It is the movement of those bacteria that is important to cellular
growth. He said cells were important to both tissues and bone growth
in the body, thus accounting for the deterioration of bones found in
HE THINKS further experiments might show that astronauts have some
deterioration of all tissues.
Mr. Jackson said all people, young and old, are indirectly affected
by magnetic bacteria. He thinks indians used to carry their papooses
(babies) on their backs to keep them moving and thus indirectly helping
the body grow.
HE ALSO believes crib death of babies is caused from lack of movement.
He said babies do not have the muscle coordination necessary to move
themselves when first born. If the are not moved, the magnetic bacteria
will be essentially immobile and not be able to set many body function in
MR. JACKSON also believes lack of movement may be the reason bones
and other tissues begin to fade as people get older and inactive. The
less movement, the less the body will grow.
He added that one experiment exemplified how magnetic bacteria could be
degaussed (or rendered neutral in magnetism) through the application of
heat. He has seized on this to theorize the reason for the basis of
MR. JACKSON believes that as human cells age , magnetic bacteria and
other bacteria crowd the cells, creating excess friction or heat (thermal
energy), which effectively demagnetizes magnetic bacteria for a moment,
causing half the bacteria to lose their orientation to flux lines and
head in the opposite direction. This intense action may cause cells to
He believes that scientists may have overlooked the fact that magnetic
bacteria heading in opposite directions may cause DNA (dioxyribo nucleic
acid) molecules in the cell nucleus to split. DNA is associated with
the transmission of genes in all living things. THE END.
THE SINGLE MOST REASON, SO FAR.
Lately, it has come to mind, that the attachment of a
magnet to the egg of a bird, should represent the inability
to move about, or be moved about in relation to a external
magnetic field. The constant field relationship would cause
the immobility, within the cell, of any magnetically driven
movement, weather it be that of life form or not. This lack
of movement should reduce the dynamic production of electricity,
which would prevent the normal cell growth within the egg.
Such an act, as described, above, should be seen as the same
as not turning, or moving a egg after it has been laid. And I
believe that by seeing the egg as a cell, or group of cells can
point out the importance of our movement.
Our movement seems best when we turn 180, as to that of our
last heading or bearing, with respect to a compass, and to do
so with set frequency within a set time frame.
The fact that the earth's magnetic field is moving around us,
and that this movement is not always as much, as at other times,
needs to be taken into account when the movement, within a
magnetic field, of different cell types is being assessed.
Introducing "MAGNETRITION"; a term describing the process by which
magnetism is utilized boilogically. Awaiting mankind's acceptance,
the study of magnetrition offers man a healthier and longer life.
This new knowledge concerning mans' magnetritional needs, when
utilized, will represent a maturization milestone in the history of
The assessment of research presents these facts;
l. Magnetic bacteria use the properties of a magnetic field in order
to form a chain of magnetite within its' body, from the iron it
2. Magnetic bacteria use the properties of a magnetic field in order
to migrate magneticly.
3. Magnetic bacteria live and die within the cells of our body.
4. Magnetic bacteria not having its' needs met, as it attempts its'
functions within our cells, leads to the deterioration of body
5. Astronauts are now recognized as suffering from magnetic deficiency
syndrome, brought about by the needs of magnetic bacteria, (within
their cells), not being met while outside the earth's magnetic field.
6. A prolonged state of inactivity of magnetic bacteria within cells,
such as when a bird's egg is not turned, or an infant is not carried,
leads to energy levels too low to maintain life.
7. Periodic exposure to the magnetic field produced by A/C voltage
causes poorly formed nuclear envelopes, within cells.
8. Through the proper use of magnetic fields, man may now achieve a
higher degree of wellbeing, and travel farther through both time
At your service,
Alan E. Jackson
THE TEACHER ASKS, WHAT IS IT THAT I KNOW THAT THEY DON'T?
(And what do they know, that I don't know?)
"The task of a writer is to find out the truth and then to write about
it: but that can be very difficult." -- Ernest Hemingway
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