Benford MS.  Biological Nuclear Reactions:  Empirical Data Describes Unexplained SHC Phenomenon. Journal of New Energy.  Vol. 3, Issue 4 1999, 19-27.  Abstract:  In the Spring 1998 issue of The Journal of New Energy, Dr. Panos Pappas proposes an "Equation of Life" which posits the existence of a low-energy nuclear fusion on an intracellular level. This equation, I lNa23 + 8016 + Electrical Energy + ATP Energy 19K39, invokes an endothermic reaction and biological transmutation in living cells. Pappas asserts that this new equation replaces the flawed hypothesis of the so-called "sodium-potassium pump" accepted in modem biology. Others, Re Komaki and Kervran, have likewise posited, and demonstrated in experimental trials, the likelihood of non-radioactive biological low-energy fusion involving sodium and potassium. This assertion may be supported by recently replicated studies by Benford et al. which identified statistically significant decreases in extremely high-frequency electromagnetic fields, gamma rays, during alternative healing therapy sessions with a trained practitioner and multiple subjects. One hypothesis suggests that the fluctuations may occur because of increased gamma radiation absorption or diminished intracellular radiation emission by the subject during bioenergetic treatments whereby the magnetic fields surrounding the healer's hands are significantly stronger than at resting levels.
    The increased proportion of energetic gamma radiation may result in the activation of specific cellular and molecular processes that are beneficial to the organism. This presupposes an innate disposition among animal cells to use radiant energy, similar to plant photosynthesis, as an alternative energy supply via a process called "radiogenic metabolism." If correct, this additional high-energy source may participate as a significant factor in Pappas' "ATP Energy" requirement accounting for biological transmutations and other intracellular nuclear reactions. In this paper, the author presents a tandem hypothesis that the gamma radiation enrichment under certain conditions may be responsible for, not only beneficial biological nuclear effects, but also deleterious effects resulting in the heretofore unexplained phenomenon of Spontaneous Human Combustion (SHC) and it's possibly less violent counterpart toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN).
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Benford MS.  Idiopathic Thermogenesis:  Potential Origin and Mechanism of Action.  Journal of Theoretics.  Aug/Sept 1999, Vol. 1, No. 3.  (Online journal only).  Click here to read this article.
Benford MS.  In Pursuit of the Soul:  Examining the Catharsis from Life to After-life.  The Journal of Religion and Psychical Research.  January 2000, Volume 23, No. 1, pp. 27-38.  Click here to read this article.
Benford MS.  Empirical Evidence Supporting Macro-Scale Quantum Holography in Non-Local Effects.  Journal of Theoretics. Dec 2000/Jan 2001, Vol. 2, No. 5.  (Online journal only). Click here to read this article. Also see editorial related to this article, "Science Explains the Image on the Shroud of Turin." Click here to read editorial.
Dr. Kriston Sherman performing healing energy experiment while being monitored by gamma radiation detector
Benford M. Sue.  Illusion of Nonlocality, The  (Letter to editor).  Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.  March 2001, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 20, 22. Click here to read letter and the response from the editor.
Benford M. Sue.  Comment on "The Effect 'Laying-On of Hands' on Transplanted Breast Cancer in Mice"  (Letter to editor).  Journal of Scientific Exploration. Spring 2001, Volume 15, Number 1, pp. 125-130.  Click here to read letter and the response from the editor.
Benford, M. Sue.  Can a theory derived from recent experimental data explain precognition and other mysterious spiritual phenomena?  Journal of Religion and Psychical Research.  July 2001, Volume 24, number 3, pp. 132-141. Click here to read this article.
Benford MS.  Implications of Plant Genome Research to Alternative Therapies: A Case for Radiogenic Metabolism in Humans.  Journal of Theoretics, Dec 2002, Vol. 4-6.  Click here to read this article.
Benford MS.  Strong Woman:  Unshrouding the Secrets of the Soul.  Nashville, TN:  Source Books, 2002.  Foreword by Gregg Braden.  Special Introduction by Joseph Marino.  Republished 2011 by Cradle Press (St. Louis).  Available from amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com or can be ordered from any bookstore.
Benford, M. Sue.  "Genetic Trait Transference Using a Homeopathic Process:  A potentially novel discovery."  International Journal of Healing and Caring, (Online Journal) January 2007, Vol.7, No.1.