Hey tylas, about the "on and off" switches in our DNA that changes our chemical composition.
This is pretty much what I've figured out and put together on my own, I don't know how much of it is actually
related to DID, but it seems to be correct!
We can make proteins and different things for our body. Identical twins, with the exact same DNA can have different
"switches" turned on and off. One twin could not be producing insulin and become diabetic. The other could have
no problem. These same "switches" are what they're trying to turn off when cancer starts.
But what turns on or turns off these switches in the first place?
With dissociative identity disorder our switches change depending on who is awake.
Our body becomes lactose intolerant with different alters (stop producing lactose) and we give off that smell I mentioned
when we change. Our chemical composition changes. That's probably why everyone is reporting having different
blood tests and different perscriptions.
But how does one just turn off switches at will? Is it even possible? Yes, it definitely is. Dolphins have been observed in nature to turn on and turn off diabetes at will. When dolphins feast or fast they need to change their chemical composition so that they can survive. Thus when they're fasting they need to have sugar going through their blood to feed their big brains.
Below is the article about this!http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/72693 ... -cure.html
So what we've accomplished with DID is the ability to turn on and turn off these switches when we in fact switch.
It's possible that since we're using different parts of our brain (as seen on the EEG) different parts would be affected.
In my system we have seemingly learned to control brain function in a way that people normally don't (we have learned
to control things in our body that are normally unconscious) ....actually writing this I think I remember learning
how I became lactose intolerant, as well.
Because we've learned to turn on and turn off different parts of our brain so that we don't have to remember, or
don't have to feel, etc, this is probably the source of the chemical changes.
It would be amazing for us to learn exactly how it's done.
It all seems to make sense and all the 'strange changes' that we go through suddenly don't seem so strange.
My two cents!