Cosmic inheritance rules: Implications for health care and science

Franz Halberg, Germaine G Cornelissen-Guillaume, G. S. Katinas, Y. Watanabe, J. Siegelová

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Countering the trend in specialization, we advocate the transdisciplinary monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate for signatures of environmental cyclic and other variabilities in space as well as terrestrial weather on the one hand, and for surveillance of personal and societal health on the other hand. New rules (if confirmed novel laws) emerge as we recognize our inheritance from the cosmos of cycles that constitute and characterize life and align them with inheritance from parents. In so doing, we happen to follow the endeavors of Gregor Mendel, who recognized the segregation and independent assortment of what became known as genes. Circadians, rhythms with periods, τ, between 20 and 28 hours, and cycles with frequencies that are higher (ultradian) or lower (infradian) than circadian, are genetically anchored. An accumulating long list of very important but aeolian (nonstationary) infradian cycles, characterizing the incidence patterns of sudden cardiac death, suicide and terrorism, with drastically different τs, constitutes the nonphotic (corpuscular emission from the sun, heliogeomagnetics, ultraviolet flux, gravitation) Cornélissen-series .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-15
Number of pages11
JournalScripta Medica Facultatis Medicae Universitatis Brunensis Masarykianae
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 28 2010


  • Blood pressure variability
  • Chronobiology
  • Cosmic influences
  • Heart rate variability

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