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Cell Danger Response – Everything You Need To Know

Do you live in Ottawa? Are you looking to find out more about Cell Danger Response?

If so, you are in the right place.

Today, I will talk about Cell Danger Response and how it relates to mitochondria and chronic illnesses.

In This Article:

Let’s begin by explaining what the Cell Danger Response Is.

What Is The Cell Danger Response?

When we get stuck in a chronic stress response, it affects not only our brain (Limbic System) and body (ANS).

It also affects our cells.

A Cell Danger Response is like a “fire alarm in your cells that won’t turn off.”

Simply put, a Cell Danger Response is a chronic stress response on a cellular level, specifically affecting the mitochondria of the cells.

“Mitochondria are membrane-bound cell organelles that generate most of the chemical energy needed to power the cell’s biochemical reactions.”

Robert Naviaux, a Medical Professor at Santiago University who coined the term, explains how cells will go into a protection mode as a normal part of responding to an injury or infection.

However, if the cells get stuck in this protection mode, the body cannot complete the healing process, which he terms Chronic Cell Danger Response.

Let’s now look at the common triggers of a Chronic Cell Danger Response.

The Common Triggers Of A Chronic Cell Danger Response

The common triggers of a Chronic Cell Danger Response include the following:

  • Infections such as Lyme disease or COVID.
  • Physical Injury or trauma such as a fracture or concussion.
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Toxin Exposure, such as mould

When cells are stuck in this protection response for a long time, energy production by the Mitochondria is diverted to protect the cells, resulting in fatigue and inflammation in the body.

Now, let’s look at other health consequences of a Chronic Cell Danger Response.

Health Consequences Of A Chronic Cell Danger Response

Health consequences of cells stuck in a danger and protection response include the following:

  • Immune Dysregulation following an acute infection
  • Excessive immune reactions include reacting to foods, supplements, chemicals, smells, etc.
  • Impaired Organ Function such as the brain, gut, liver, skin, etc.
  • The inability of the cells to absorb nutrients results in nutrient deficiency symptoms.
  • The failure of the cells to detoxify.
  • Long Haul COVID
  • Chronic Epstein Barr Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Mold Toxicity
  • Fibromyalgia
  • POTS

Let’s now look at the role of the mitochondria in Celle Danger Response.

Chronic Cell Danger Response: It’s All About The Mitochondria

The Mitochondria are the body’s powerhouses in safe and healing mode.

But when stuck in protective mode, they primarily use energy to protect the cells.

Furthermore, in protection mode, the energy molecules they produce, ATP, are secreted by the cells to tell other cells there is danger and to go into protection mode.

Whether the Mitochondria are in safe or danger mode depends on a voltage change.

So, what might cause a voltage change?

Interestingly, we know that there is a voltage change in our hearts’ electromagnetic energy field when we feel safe and loved.

Conversely, a different voltage change occurs in the heart’s energy field when we are in fear and stress.

There is a theory that these voltage changes in the heart translate to the energetic field of the mitochondria.

Let’s now look at the three stages of Cell Danger Response.

The Three Stages Of Cell Danger Response (CDR)

The three stages of CDR include the following:

  • CDR1 – The person is in massive threat and shutdown mode. They are often highly sensitive to everything. People do not respond well to detoxification or killing pathogens because the cells are highly protective.
  • CDR2 – People feel safer, and their bodies can begin to repair, but there is still a lot of nervous system dysregulation. These people are also able to take more supplements, exercise and detox.
  • CDR3 – Cells are emerging back into communication with the body. Older cells teach the newer cells how to return to normal, similar to mentoring. The cells release deeply embedded toxins, akin to releasing old conflicts.

Let’s now look at how to treat Cell Danger Response.

How To Treat Cell Danger Response

There are two stages of treating Cell Danger Response, including the following:

1. Remove Stressors To The Cells

This stage is about:

  • Healing the Limbic System and Vagus Nerve.
  • Encouraging nervous system regulation by stimulating the release of DOSE chemistry.

2. Support The Mitochondria

To support the mitochondria, we can do the following:

  • Target regulating approaches towards the eyes, brain and heart.
  • Work on figuring out our sole purpose (what we need energy for.)

Now It’s Over To You

Do you suffer from any conditions associated with a CDR?

What approaches have you used to fix your condition?

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The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. Please do not apply this information without first speaking with your doctor.

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