Lipids...According to Dr. Revici
By: Lynne August MD
Dr. Emanuel Revici was a brilliant physician who combined chemistry and quantum physics to define lipids and their biologic functions. “Lipids” refer to a group of molecules made principally of carbon and hydrogen. Lipids, along with amino acids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids, are the principle components of cell structure and function. Fat is a deposit of lipid molecules, such as the fat in meat or fat deposits in the body.
Biological lipids are a broad group of naturally occurring molecules, the two most common being fatty acids and sterols, i.e. cholesterol and the many hormones derived from it. Triglycerides and fat-soluble vitamins, which include vitamins A, D, E and K, are other examples of biological lipids.
Lipids do not dissolve in water. This not only distinguishes lipids from other biological molecules, it also explains why lipids constitute the boundaries or membranes around aqueous compartments. For example, there is a lipid membrane around the nucleus of the cell separating it from the cytoplasm, as well as around and in organelles within the cytoplasm, such as mitochondria, allowing all parts to function as separate entities within the whole. Likewise, cell membranes distinguish cells from their surroundings, and skin, yet another membrane, defines the body within its environment.
Due to their lipid activity, membranes are referred to as the “brains” of the cell. Lipid membranes determine cellular function, namely what, how and how much goes in and out of the cell. In short, membranes orchestrate all of the activity inside the entity they define, not the least of which is ensuring sufficient oxygenation and hydration.
Needless to say, cells do not operate independent of each other. If they did there would not be a functional organism. It is due to membranes that all fifty trillion cells in the body are in constant communication with each other. There are receptors on membranes that receive signals from circulating messenger molecules, such as hormones. Membranes then translate these messages into actions that occur inside the cell. Thus lipid membranes ensure both the integrity of each cell and intelligence of the entire organism.
The human body, like all living organisms, is a process, a process in constant motion. Some lipids create movement, while other lipids organize movement. If there is too much movement, there is chaos, while too much organization leads to stasis and death. Thus life is an exquisite dance, the interplay of movement and organization.
According to Revici, lipids are not simply four-dimensional molecules occurring in time and space. They are force fields. Considering the two most common lipids in the body, he understood that fatty acids create movement while sterols create organization. This stunning observation, apparent to Dr. Revici, is the bases of the non-toxic lipids he administered that cure cancer, reverse shock, stop hemorrhage and treat everything from arthritis and addictions to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Dr. Revici identified changes in blood and urine tests that indicated a predominance of either fatty acid or sterol activity, identifying “off-balances” in three levels – in cells, in tissues (aggregates of similar cells) and systemically. He created “therapeutic agents”, as he called the lipids he administered, that have fatty acid or sterol effects. He chose therapeutic lipids for his patients to correct an off-balance at each level.
This may sound prescriptive but it is only from Dr. Revici’s unique ability to penetrate and directly observe nature – from electrons and lipid molecules to each patient and the entire biosphere - that there emerged such original evidence and profound treatment. The result? Not only is movement organized, rhythm is established. The body’s metabolism is poised to become a symphony, its true nature.