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Huge Jigsaw Puzzle Piece Solves THE RIDDLE

"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle."
- Deepak Chopra

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The December, 2013 issue of the journal Nature suggests a role played by a residue of the amino acid cysteine in the cellular growth and proliferation of human cancers.

Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London found this protein residue (named CaaX) to exist in 120 different mammalian tissues which include cows, pigs, and chickens.

CaaX = C - (cysteine), a - (aliphatic amino acids having an open-ended n-terminus), X = (cysteine, serine, methionine, alanine)

Researchers report that CaaX:

"...(H)ave essential roles in multiple signaling pathways, controlling processes such as proliferation, differentiation and carcinogenesis."

Notmilk has recently (November 13, 2013) written that animal protein, as opposed to plant protein, contains an abundance of cysteine and methionine which are converted to homocysteine in human livers. Many scientists have called homocysteine the key to heart disease.

The center atom of cysteine and methionine is sulfur. Notmilk also has written that homocysteine is also a key to cancer and osteoporosis, as consumption of animal proteins cause an acid condition in the blood which is neutralized by the leaching of calcium from one's bones. See: conversations/messages/4822

More scientific support for adopting a plant-based diet? You betcha! Eating animal protein is a losing lifestyle.

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"Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger."
- Mehmet Oz

Robert Cohen

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