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Blessings Everyone!

So far, I've read 5 books since our last newsletter. That last newsletter, with "The Lost History of Medicine", sent me on a mission. I am now researching the history of Medicine, in both the world and in the US. My studies will produce a series of essays on the history of medicine in the US that will be presented to you in coming editions. 

The most salient point these studies have ascertained is this: the more things change, the more they stay the same. 

1. Those who scream "Quack!" the loudest, are the ones practicing the most dangerous and deadly forms of medicine. 

2. Money rules our medicine, not science. In fact, science has never really been an issue. Medicine is political, not scientific. Belief in medicine is based in religion, not science (as we have already pointed out: Click Here). Profit is the bottom line.

3. The patient is not the focus at all, in conventional medicine. The patient has never been the focus. This is one of the driving forces behind the "holistic" approach to medicine, to bring the patient, the body, mind, and spirit of a living, breathing, thinking human being back into the focus of health care. 

4. Most great discoveries are made outside the inner circles of medicine. 

There is much, much more to report. The articles/essays will be written as I put all this together. 

Always keep in mind that these pages are MY education too. I am learning just as you are learning. We are together in this and I hope you're having as much fun as I am!

New Camera

For those of you who enjoy my photography, I am about to purchase Sony's newest camera, the Sony Cybershot DSC-F828. It is amazingly sensitive (will take pictures in the dark) and takes every form of memory available (up to two megabytes, at the present), and has features the professional cameras don't have yet. It is so new, I can't even find it listed at the Sony site!

So, if you liked my pictures in the past, you're gonna love these new ones. Oh, and by the way, the pictures I submitted to the VA Art contest won a first and aicon second place. 

And if you are thinking of purchasing this camera, you can get a great price from one of our supporters (and support us too!) by clicking on the picture of the camera.  Have a look, check it out, it's a great camera. However, it is on back order, so you have to check back here to keep tabs on it....or you can order it now and just wait a bit. 

 

Pictures

Throughout this newsletter are some pictures I've taken this fall. It wasn't a very spectacular fall this year. We had a very hot summer and then a sudden cold snap, and many leaves went from green to brown nearly overnight. But...as always, this is my version of home movies...and you can click on them to blow them up or not. 

 

Disclaimer

People are like snowflakes: no two are alike. What works for one person doesn't necessarily have to work for another and can, at times, do damage. This information is presented to you as information only and is not designed for self-assessment or self-treatment. Never go it alone. Find a professional to help you on your way to perfect health.

 

1. Letters - And our replies

2. Miracle II Update - And testimonials

3. Your Toxic Home - There is no cancer fairy

4. Exercise - When Less is More

5. On My Way to Surgery - My faith in medicine is restored

6. Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

7. Ukrain - An Outlawed Cancer Therapy

8. New Food Labels Update - Boy! did I fall for this or what?

9. Crustless - Guiltless - Milkless Squash Pie - Just in time for Thanksgiving

10. Ephedra Update

11. Nutritional Freedom in Canada - Good news

12. Corrections - Yah, we goofed

13Digestion - Good health starts here, but so does poor health.

14. The History of Medicine in America - The Settlers Arrive

15. Notes From The Underground

16. Tidbits

17. Butter Vs Margarine - A nice little piece we received in our mail

18. Laughter is the Best Medicine


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Letters
The following are some letters from our readers, and my answers.
Unless you tell me otherwise, I will post all letters w/o names...so tell me if I can list your name.

David
Good newsletter.  Noting your comment on reported infections I thought you might enjoy knowing the following: Just recently, the JCAHO added to their National Patient Safety Goals a requirement to report all nosocomial infections (hospital acquired) that result in death or disability.  The lid is off.  Cause of death can no longer be listed a "post surgical complications" when the real cause is sloppy technique, poor care or one of our many resistant bugs caused by antibiotic overuse.  This has been sorely needed for a long time.

The clinic I work for is no different from any other healthcare organization.  They will lie to cover their mistakes.  I am the patient safety officer and when I find them fibbing about what they have done, I call them on it.  I don't get many Xmas cards from management or the docs.  You have to do what is right.

Keep up the good work
Jim Scott

Jim, thanx. It's about time! May I print this in my next newsletter?

(Personal note: Jim and I were in flight school together. He stayed on and made a career in the military. He is one of the nicest human beings on this planet, and a true hero.)

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David,

I just finished reading your latest newsletter and all I can say is WOW! Your newsletters just keep getting better and better. I subscribe to two health magazines, Health Alert and Alternatives, and to be honest I learn more from your newsletters than from both those publications combined! I am so impressed by the passion, dedication and thoroughness you put into your website.

One thing that has troubled me, however is the debt you are in because of the site. Honestly, I look forward to your newsletters and site updates so much that I don't know what I would do without them. I would think that you have many readers that feel the same way as I do so I would hope that they send you a donation from time to time. The way I look at it is I'm paying $72 a year for Health Alert and Alternatives so the least I can do is send you the same amount every year for the information you provide on your site.

Thanks for all you do and please keep up the good work.

Dino

P.S. My wife is just finishing up the first phase of the fat flush plan. You are right this diet is not for sissy's! She started out at 154 lbs, 34 waist and 40 hips. She was always very skinny and has never weighed this much. After 1 week she was 147 lbs, 28 waist and 34 hips. I thought that was incredible but she wasn't satisfied. Go figure women.

Dino, the entire reason I do what I do is for people like you. This is my final reward. However, I also write for those who do not read the stuff we send out. There are many, but once in a while, one more comes into the "fold." 

I feel that in the long run we will get reimbursed for our expenses. I do know that were we to charge for the newsletter, fewer would get it and we'd still be in debt. Our web has statistical programs, and when I publish a newsletter, we send out notification to right around 2,000 people and one site rebroadcasts our letter to some 3,000 more. However, according to the stats, the first week our newsletter is posted, there are between 30 and 50 hits. That is a sad, very sad, percentage of response. 

But I'm going to keep doing this as long as I can afford to. Certain things, though, just make my heart sick, like the sleazing we got from the people who sold us our printers. They really lied to us about our service plan. And just as our first two years of service ended (for some $3,000) we were told that our printer, which isn't even half paid for, is going on the endangered species list and getting parts could be difficult if not impossible. 

However, I have to take all the blame for these business decisions because I made them. 

Perhaps more people out there will remember us in their wills. It's very simple to call your attorney up and put us into a will. 

For those interested in remembering us in your will, we are Minnesota Wellness Publications, Inc, 36644 Hastings St NE, Stanchfield, MN 55080. For anyone else who just wants to chip in, you can send a check from Pay Pal to info@mnwelldir.org. Just write Donation somewhere in the letter. 

This Just In, Dino: I got a letter from a young lady whose father is dying of cancer. She claims that conventional medicine has just about killed him and he has run out of conventional options. She wanted to know if he should try this or that (from my site). I wrote back that I was not a physician and that I cannot recommend or prescribe. I can tell her what I would do in her situation, but first and foremost she needed to find a health care practitioner (an alternative physician or naturopath, etc) to monitor her father and advise them. I told her that we have a program in which we find physicians for people and that it would require a donation to our organization. Now, you know I'll go out of my way to help people here, but we just found out that our phone book DVD (that we purchase every year) just had a price increase. It will cost us $250 to replace it this year. We've been doing this service for people for 13 yrs now and have never earned a dime from it. What I'm getting at is this: She did not think it was worth ten bucks to help her father in this way. 

When people tell me they have no where to turn, I sometimes ask them, "Can you afford $5,000.00 to save your life?" If they say no, I don't go any further. If someone's life is not worth that much, if someone can't come up with that amount (selling their car, selling their house) then they will not be willing to follow through on a rigorous wellness program. 

We cannot afford to purchase the new phone book DVD this year. And that saddens me.

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I'm on your Fat Flush plan and boy, these first two weeks are really tough. Thankyou for the warning! But I want to ask you something personal: when you began to bring the outlawed foods back into your diet, did you find any food sensitivities? I'm worried about that.

I too was worried, and as I added things like Yogurt or Ezekiel Bread into my diet, I paid close attention to what happened after I ate. I added something new every three days to my diet and kept a close watch out. Actually, in a perverse sort of way, I was really looking forward to finding something I was sensitive to. However, alas, the only discovery I made was that beer makes me fart. Duh.

Good luck on the diet!!!

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What do you think of diet pills and all the diet promotions we get in our mail.

I think that they probably do work to some degree, but in the long run, nothing works better than a plan for life. Most diet pills are over-hyped and always seem to show you a picture of some anorexic young girl (who doesn't need to lose an ounce). Thin is unhealthy. If you are in your forties, a few extra pounds seems to be good for you. But if you want to stay healthy and maintain good habits, you won't find any health or good habits in a pill. When it comes to dieting, anything that is hyped, is probably pure hype, and a waste of your money and time. And if it sounds too good to be true, it is.

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David, here is my favorite recipe: 
Texas Hot Fudge Cake

1/4 lb of butter
1/2 cup oil
3 tbs cocoa
1 cup water
3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cup flour
1/2 butter milk
1 tsp soda
2 eggs
1 or 2 tsp cinnamon

Melt butter, oil, cocoa and water in a sauce pan bring to a boil and stir. Sift flour and sugar in a large bowl. Pour liquid mixture and beat until smooth. Then add butter milk, eggs cinnamon and vanilla mix well  put in a long pan and bake for 30 min at 400

As the cake is Making make the Frosting:
1 lb powder sugar
1/4 lb butter
6 tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbs cocoa
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup of pecans if you like them.
Melt butter, cocoa and milk DO NOT BOIL!
Stir in powder sugar nuts cinnamon nuts and Vanilla
Pour over cake.... Enjoy!

Do you want chemotherapy with that?

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David,

I keep seeing ads on TV for Smoke Away. Is this the product you reviewed? 

P.S. I love your reviews. I thank you for your honesty! 

Kate

No. It is not the product we reviewed. We reviewed 7 Day Smoke Away. The Smoke Away people (they came up with the name after the 7 Day people already had their product tested and on the market) refused to join in our reviews. We contacted some seven or eight sources and every one of them refused. 

I suppose we should start a section in our Articles Table of Contents on Reviews, listing then and linking to them from the articles and newsletters in which they now reside. We should also list those who refused to participate. We don't want to make any assumptions about companies that refuse to have their products tested, but the readers are free to assume anything they want. 

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David, it is wild grape time of year and I just wanted to thank you for your book and for your work and for helping my husband save his life!

When we first read about your wild grape jelly last year, we went out and picked ourselves a couple bushel baskets. My husband had just been diagnosed with heart disease (three blockages, one was 80%). We made the jelly and ate the crushed seeds in yogurt and his angina attacks vanished completely within a month. So we ordered your book and followed many of your instructions (grape juice daily! and Omegasentials) and just this month he had another scan and his doctor said it was a miracle. His arteries were like a teenagers! 

Thank you for all your work and God bless you! And thank you for finding us those Omegasentials! If you make any more discoveries, please be sure to pass them on! 

We both love you,
Margie & Jim

Margie, I'm sorry, but I replied to Dino and telling him that I wrote my stuff just for him. I apologize, but I wrote it for you too!! And I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to post your comments at the site of our book...along with these next two that we received also this past month:

I just wanted to let you know that I'm reading the directory and it's blowing my mind, that's some amazing work you did.. . . it's an intense piece of work and well worth the money.  Dino from New York

Great piece of work!  I spent the weekend in NH at our cabin and got hooked on your writing.  I'll be reading it again and I'm ready to buy some Celtic Sea Salt!  David in Mass 

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David

Just to let you know that I did look up that 1 out of 1563 people died of cancer in the year 1900. I believe today it is 1 out of 3. I'm going to try to find more cancer history statistics. Thank you for putting me on the newsletter mailing list. I have a question for you. For the belief that cancer is primarily caused by lack of oxygen to the cells: How do free radicals and carcinogens (in a nutshell) to an oxygen lacking environment to the body? Or are free radicals and carcinogens secondary factors of cancer with nothing to do with an oxygen factor in the body? I'm not sure if lack of oxygen in the body is your primary belief of the cause of cancer. Even if it is not, how would a person who believes in Otto Warburg's oxygen theory on cancer best correlate free radicals and carcinogens into the mix of that theory?

Frank

Frank, first off, I'm not sure if your figures for present day deaths due to cancer are correct. I think that one out of three are our "chances" of getting cancer. And good luck on finding "true" statistics on deaths due to cancer, since doctors and nurses do not list "chemotherapy" as the cause of death. In my research into the history of medicine in America, two things concerning physicians have been constant since the beginning of time: they don't tend to admit to error, and the patient always dies of the disease and not from the therapy. (You'll see more on this in my History series).

As to the cause of cancer. I don't think anyone knows the full picture. We all have bits and pieces. Personally, I feel that free radicals lead to early ageing and cardiovascular disease more than to cancer. But we do have enough studies to show that increasing ones antioxidants can be protective against cancer. Thus I feel that just "damage" to a cell could be enough for cancer to start and free radical damage being repaired by our immune systems can bog down our protection against these first cells that have gone bad.

I don't believe that this lack of oxygen causes cancer either, but it does supply the proper environment. Just as moisture alone does not cause mold in your basement. The moisture creates the environment needed for spores to flourish and cause mold. You need both, the moisture AND the spores.

So, how does this all fit together? Free radicals slow our immune system. The keep the body toxic and acidic too. Our diets, lifestyles, and thoughts lead to acidosis. Comem_b_f001.jpg (75960 bytes) along a few carcinogens, and you've got a ripe environment for cancer to take off. 

But again, we all have theories. And until someone can actually document the actual process by which cancer begins, thrives, and flourishes, we will have only theories.

And I tend to believe that since there is no one cause for cancer and that all individuals are quite different to a degree, that there is NO SINGLE way for cancer to begin. I believe that all the pieces form the entire puzzle and the secret to preventing cancer is caring for ourselves, our entire body/mind/spirit selves, while keeping tabs on those pieces. 

David

 

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Did You Know?
Twenty minutes of journaling kicks in your T-cell activity
for up to two weeks. Not 25 minutes or 15 minutes, but
exactly twenty minutes. So, set your clocks. 

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Miracle II Update 

We received a lot of letters from readers who decided to purchase Miracle II products. And though it takes at least three months for a "natural" remedy to be truly effective, a lot of stories are rolling in about people getting good results in just a few weeks of use.

First, we got a letter from someone who quickly decided to become a distributor:

David,

I called Dr Cochrain and followed his advice: I bought an eye cup and washed each eye for one minute with the neutralizer and then drank it down. It has just been under three weeks and my cataracts are gone!!! I just love this stuff.

She also went on to ask me why the moisturizing soap arrived a different color (light green) and then now looks dark green like the original soap. bruiser_f002.jpg (80829 bytes)

There is nothing un-natural in these products. No scents or colors or emulsifiers. So, for the moisturizing soap, you have to shake it up to keep the oils mixed with the soap.

The moisturizing formula, by the way, can be taken orally. I know one person who makes salad dressing out of it.

My neighbor got some soap specifically because I had told her that it seems to help in removing skin tags. After a few weeks, she complained that nothing was happening (well, the tag had gotten softer and smaller, it seemed). I told her that she should give it three months, at least. But, after just three more weeks, bingo, the skin tag fell off.

Someone asked me what I think of the washing balls. Well, to tell the truth, I'm not very impressed. Alone they don't do much for me. But I do use them with Miracle II soap, and I use only half an ounce of soap in a full load. This works quite well.

For those of you bathing in the soap and neutralizer mixture, don't just pull the plug and let the water run down your drain. Your plants love this stuff. You can spray it on your outdoor plants to keep away insects. My indoor plants are flourishing by watering them ONLY with my bathtub water.

I mentioned the article "The Toxic Mind" in our last newsletter, but forgot to give you a link, so here it is: The Toxic Mind.

Here is a testimonial from an old friend whom I met through my work with the Wellness Directory. He once sold massage tables:

David

I had suffered from mental illness (primary of several diagnoses – bipolar/manic depression) all my life. I was 62 when I started the Master’s Miracle, and within two days, I had dramatic improvements in all my symptoms. The insomnia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, paranoia, depression, irritability, in-articulation, ruminating thoughts, nervousness, anxiety, despair, severe noise and heat sensitivities, rage and other related symptoms subsided greatly over the next six months using just the Master’s Miracle system. I believe I no longer have bipolar disorder. I believe this is because as I am no longer severely oxygen deprived, dehydrated, acidic, and toxic - conditions that interfere with many neuronal functions!

I have also had people tell me I look like I have had a face lift and that I look ten years younger. My nails hardly split anymore; my legs are no longer jumpy; I no longer have to get up in the middle of the night to urinate; and the incontinence is gone; I hardly snore at all anymore; my 11 year gum infection also seems to have gone away. A dentist friend (ex-perhaps) called me a liar when we told him this; but not only is it true, my gums are ever improving.

I get twice as many shaves per blade; I get closer shaves, and I don’t cut myself anymore on the first two shaves on a new blade; my skin is soft and supple, the wrinkles are gone and the bags under my eyes are 80% gone; I no longer have Fibromyalgia; my vision has improved (cataracts disappearing and my myopia prescription improved (10% already) for the first time in 55 years (my wife’s prescription improved over 20% in the same six months) my eyes are not dry and itchy anymore; my stamina is up at least ten fold, and I have calm, steady energy and I am truly happy for the first time in my life.

I had a recurring gum and lymph gland infection on the right side of my face for almost 11 years. When it came back again about three months ago, I plastered the soap and gel over the infected area. Skin eruptions arose,  and the doctors told me it was a Herpes Zoster infection following the trigeminal nerve. The eruptions are now gone now and so is the infection.

I have now lost sixteen pounds from just doing this system. You alkalize, you lose weight. I am within five pounds of my high school graduation weight; I am 63 and looking well under 50.
Teak

It was Teak who finally got us to review the Miracle II products and it is the only soap I will have in my house. We love it and so far, it has quickly been the best supporter (money maker) for our little non profit here. Thank you all for your support...and remember, there is a 110% money back guarantee when you purchase Miracle II products retail.  

This begs the question, if we were to find a better soap, would we tell you about it?

Well, actually, one of our readers had told us of a "better" soap (in her opinion). We will check it out. We will tell you about it too.

To find Miracle II products, just google it on the web.

If you're new to this newsletter, you'll want to read the previous newsletter to learn about the Miracle II products and alkalizing your terrain. Sep O3 Newsletter.

Please note: there are a lot of web sites out there prescribing Miracle II for disorders. There are many people making many claims. Some representatives go on the radio and prescribe formulas using these products as if these distributors were physicians. If this keeps up, the FDA is going to close down Miracle II. This is a wonderful product. It helps to eliminate toxins and to alkalize our terrain. Beyond that, it is a soap, a moisturizer, and a neutralizer. If you become a distributor, please help to maintain an ethical stand concerning the promotion of these products. 

Disclaimer: All information provided here has not been evaluated by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration. Nothing at this web site is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own physician or other health care professional. All information provided here is for information purposes only. Before beginning any diet, therapy, exercise program, or supplement you are advised to first check it out with a health care professional (hopefully one well versed in the route you choose to take).

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Did You Know?
It takes
four hours for the liver to detox the
chemicals produced by one moment of trauma.

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Your Toxic Home

One of the cancer myths we like to explode around here is that cancer is genetic. 

It is a waste of time and money to search for a genetic cause. Any cancer therapy based upon genetic causes is trillions of dollars and years away and will affect less than one percent of the population. fall0301.jpg (90202 bytes)

Are you gonna go out and do the three day American Cancer Society Run for Your Life for a genetic solution to a problem with no genetic cause?

In 1900 approximately 1 in 40 got cancer. Today, it's 1 in 3. Now where the heck is the genetic cause? The NCI admits that between 60 and 80% of all our cancers come from what we eat, drink, and breathe. I believe that 80% figure is still too small.

We originally wrote the following article some 6 years ago when this web site first started. In fact, it was one of our first newsletters. The person doing the research for us has passed on, a victim of Desert Storm Syndrome. We removed it from our site when we realized that his source might have been just one in particular. This is  a very argumentative paper started by a group of people selling a certain line of products. Our information was just too close to this "other" paper and we removed it until we could find better sources.

We've found them.

There have been at least 75,000 new chemicals invented since WWII. Of those, only two thousand have been tested for toxicity, and not to any great extent. Our lifestyle is chemically dependent, but our lives are in jeopardy. At some point, we are going to have to make some very important decisions; decisions such as: Which is more important? Life or things? Is our comfort and convenience worth the toxicity? How much do we really value life? 

In the meanwhile, here is our original article, Your Toxic Home, but updated and documented. 

Exercise
When Less is More
 

In ancient Greece, in the town of Marathon, the Athenians were pitted against the Persians. They sent Pheidippides, a professional runner, to Sparta to ask for help. Pheidippides made the 145 mile run in just a day. The next day he returned to Marathon to give the bad news: that the Spartans could not be there until the full moon. 

The story is often told with Pheidippides dying after delivering his message. 

It is from this story that we get the word marathon. And whether Pheidippides died or did not die at the end of the run, he's surely not the first, nor was he even close to being the last person to die running a marathon race.fall0302.jpg (122708 bytes)

Three years ago, the International Wellness Directory lost a Massage Therapist who ran in a marathon. They found him dead, in his car, after the race. 

The most famous case of the sudden death of a runner involves Jim Fixx. He ran some 60 miles a week for twenty years. He died of a massive heart attack. His autopsy showed his arteries were completely blocked. This was a perfect example of an overproduction of exercise induced free radicals.

Antioxidants. They stop (anti) oxidation. Oxidation is rust. When we use up oxygen, we create free radicals that oxidize (rust) our tissues. We need antioxidants to stop this process. 

Studies of Olympian athletes show clogged arteries to be the most common disorder they share. When free radicals attack our arteries, and we don't have the vitamin C to stop their attack, our arteries begin to pit. The pits attract a sticky protein called lipoprotein "a" or lp(a). This sticks to the pits and collects LDL cholesterol to help patch the wound (the pit). This is the beginning of atherosclerosis. For more on this, you really should get yourself a copy of Bypassing Bypass.

In a cohort study put together by statistics involving 19 joggers (not Olympic athletes or marathon runners) 6 died soon after jogging while 13 died during jogging. All but one had severe coronary arteriolosclerosis (hardening/plaque of the arteries).

Our colleges and universities are constantly losing student engaged in sports, and not just during competition, but while doing their exercise routines. The cause? Coronary artery disease. 

Ann Gittleman, in her book, The Fat Flush Plan, points to the research of the father of fitness movement and founder of the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr Cooper who "discovered that the damage done by free radicals generated during periods of over-exercise could contribute to premature ageing. His extensive findings were so revealing that he took a U-turn from his earlier belief in hard workouts, declaring that only thirty minutes of low intensity exercise three to four times per week actually is healthier." 

While researching material for Bypassing Bypass, we first ran into Dr Marvin Moser, a professor of medicine at New York Medical College and an expert on hypertension (high blood pressure) in an article entitled: The Treatment of Hypertension - A Story of Myths, Misconceptions, Controversies, and Heroics. He states, adamantly, that there is no convincing evidence that systematic exercise, performed vigorously, can lower blood pressure significantly. Yet we are still told to run for our hearts. [www.lejacq.com/pdinfo/Med%20Book%20pdf/ Hypertension-Intro.pdf ]

Dr Wm Campbell Douglass, in a recent newsletter, told us of a Canadian study that found more heart attacks in a high intensity exercise group than in a low intensity exercise group.fall0303.jpg (65227 bytes)

A quick review of all my journals shows case after case of jogger, runner, aerobic exerciser dropping dead from heart disease. The conclusion? Severe atherosclerosis is the most common cause of death in people who overexert themselves trying to get healthy. Great paradox, eh?

In his book, The Exercise Myth, Dr Henry Solomon spends a lot of time showing the physiological differences between men and women; their differing center of gravities and the differences in the hips (designed to give birth, the female pelvis is proportionally wider than the males) which result in stress being put on a woman's knee differently from her male counterpart. All in all, his conclusion is that women were not designed for vigorous, stressful exercise. A basic physiological fact. Over exercising is not only bad on the heart, but in women can result in painful, life long injuries. 

The simple and most obvious fact is this: There has never been a study showing that vigorous exercise leads to a longer life span. In fact, the countries with a greater percentage of 80 year olds, or 90 year olds, or Centenarians out of 100,000 are those countries where they practice the gentle exercises (sometimes called the internal arts) of tai chi, yoga, and qigong.

So, what do we do? 

Walking has been and always will be one of the best exercises for human beings. Personally, I love doing Tai Chi and Qigong. I also love my rebounder (small trampoline) for five minutes a day. And I love lifting weights three times a week. I am a real competitive tennis player, but I pound down the antioxidants before I hit the courts. 

Finally, I've just learned from one of the newsletters I've received, about a new form of exercise that develops a "slow burn," and seems to be a revolutionary idea in that it keeps one fit and really does help to contribute to a long, healthy life. 

Hopefully, we'll review this for you some day soon.

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Question of the Month:
an environment (planet wellness) question

The EPA just released a 600+ page report on the 
state of the environment. How much of this report
talks about the subject of Global Warming?

a. one third        
b. half               
c. none               
d. one paragraph 
e. the whole thing
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On My Way to Surgery . . .

As many of you know, I was kicked by a horse (see the May 2002 Newsletter) last year, and I have a small hernia that needs attention. Well, I finally got up enough nerve to run to the VA and get a pre-surgery check up. I met my surgeon who spent well over half an hour with me, going over everything I needed to know. 

His name is Dr Chipman. He renewed my faith in medicine. Afterwards a nurse confided in me that they would like to clone twenty more of him. 

He looked at my recent blood work and was quite interested in my drop in cholesterol and triglyceride levels. In fact, while staring at the computer monitor, he said almost as an aside, "Well, this is something I just don't know about." 

I asked him what was that? fall0304.jpg (57406 bytes)

"Statin drugs," he said looking up at me. "Really. How long can you put a person on them?"

I liked him right then and there. He was very interested in my horse kick. I pointed out the neuropathy still in my legs from the spinal column damage. As a surgeon, he was well aware of the artery in front of my spine that should have burst with the force of such a kick. So I told him about my discovery of Omegasentials and how it's been keeping my arteries young and supple.

He responded saying, "Oh, you know Bill and Stan?"

I was nearly in shock. It seems that Dr Chipman was at the University of Minnesota when Stan Mann went there to design his trademarked blood tests showing the relationships and ratios of the various lipids (fats) in the blood; the omega-3s, 6s, and 9s. It was Dr Chipman who assisted him. 

It seems that Dr Chipman also worked with the scientist who discovered the COX2 enzyme. He told me that he felt that this discovery was worthy of a Nobel prize and that perhaps one day this man should get it. 

We spent a little time discussing some of the alternatives to Vioxx and the other COX2 inhibitors that we'd researched, when he told me he had a theory. I listened intently. He said that after the initial inflammation response initiated by the COX2 enzyme he felt that this was then followed by an anti-inflammation response from the body. He said that it was his theory that when we dole out COX2 inhibitors, they not only inhibit the inflammation response, but they also inhibit the subsequent anti-inflammation response.

I really liked this guy. 

So we sat and he told me about everything he was planning to do. First he said that we have to look at the benefits set against the possible drawbacks. He noted that my crunches (stomach exercises) had closed up the wound enough so as not to allow any organ seepage, but that liquids were flowing through it and would keep it from healing properly. He told me how he would attempt a simple repair and if that didn't seem right once I was opened up, that he would have a "mesh" ready; a little more complicated procedure. I would be given a shot of antibiotics, just in case he decided to use the mesh. He would also give me a COX2 inhibitor, because it seemed to help dull the pain of recovery. I would be semi conscious (like I'm not now?) and they would use a local too. He showed me a list of possible side effects. My eyes quickly found Myocardial Infarction. I figured that if I'm going to have a heart attack, I might as well do it in the hospital, while in surgery. But he also pointed out that the odds were against that one since I'm one of the healthiest vets he's seen at my age. 

And there was a student doctor with him, a young woman who planned to go into Family Practice. While we chatted, he got her attention and said, "What did I tell you? We can spend all day with each one of these people and learn a heck of a lot."

Dr Chipman is a wonderful physician. He listens to his patients. He learns from his patients. He is open to any form of medicine that will help patients to heal. My faith in conventional medicine has been restored full throttle. I will report back after the surgery. 

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Did you know? 

Spain has the greatest life expectancy in the western world. 
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Did You Know?

Spain is also the largest producer of olive oil in the world.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We would be remiss not to focus on this terrible scourge of women in America and around the world. 

I have been contemplating something for some time now, and I would like your feedback on it.

Breast Cancer Awareness Calendar

Because I am a photographer, many of you have seen my photos and a few of you have been to my personal sites to view what I call photo-art. This past year I've received six letters asking me to do a project using women with mastectomies. It's not a totally unique project, it's been done, I'm told. But five of the six asking, suggested I create a Breast Cancer Awareness Calendar. Now, maybe this has been done before, but I'm pretty sure we can't possibly have too much Breast Cancer Awareness.fall0305.jpg (59555 bytes)

I have done some work with models and the writers felt that my work was tasteful and sensitive and that I should be the one to do this. I thank them all for their compliments, but I truly wonder if this is something, you,  my readers would support.

Would you spend $15 (plus shipping) on a Breast Cancer Awareness Calendar? It would involve, of course, some nudity. 

If the response is at least "whelming,"  I will need to advertise for volunteer models. Their only qualification is that they've had surgery on at least one of their breasts. They will have to come to Minnesota (or be from Minnesota), since I have a farm here and cannot go running about the country taking pictures. That's it.

This project will take, I estimate, about three years and will involve thousands of photos. But before I jump into something else that is going to put us in debt up to our ears, I would really appreciate your take on this idea

You may write to me using this link: Breast Cancer Awareness Calendar Feedback.

Mammography

I have, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, updated our article on Mammography. There are a lot of myths surrounding this subject and they must be dispelled. 

"Did you know that the mortality rate for breast cancer in women over 55 was about 20% higher in 1995 than in 1970 (so much for mammograms)?" Irwin D. Bross, Ph.D.former director of bio-statistics at Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Hospital.

Those with breast cancer love to hear that prevention is one key to beating it. Mammography doesn't do a thing for prevention either. 

You can either get to the article by clicking here: Mammography - Myths and Alternatives, or by going thru this series of scare tactics we here in Minnesota all got in our mail boxes, courtesy of our State Government Office of Scare Tactics: Click Here.

Just as we are ready to post this to our web, we discovered the following article you will surely want to read: Breast Cancer Misunderstanding is Perpetuated.

The Race for the Cure

What a wonderful society we live in with so many caring people who will walk, run, and bicycle for funds to find a cure. I love the energy and love with which these events are created and carried off. However, they do little to find a cure. And that is a simple and sad fact.

Our local radios are running an ad right now, daily, telling us the personal story of one woman who's best friend has cancer. She's going to do a sixty mile, three day walk to raise money to find a cure. She says, "Some people tell me that it's outrageous to walk 60 miles in three days. But you know, to save the life of my best friend, I think it's outrageous not to do it."

I have news for her: you can walk to the moon, but it won't save your friend.

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Cancer Research is the second most profitable business in the world, second only to oil.

Far too much money is pumped into the quest for a genetic component to cancer when a genetic cure is trillions of dollars and years and years away, and if it arrives it will help but a very small quintessence of cancer patients. People are dying now. And its not due to their genes. 

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This just in... 

As I type up these words, someone has sent me an article on a new Breast Cancer Gene. Well, I don't mind being wrong. When I'm wrong, I'll admit it. This way, I can be right again.

However, I'm not wrong, quite yet. This is not a true cancer gene, and after searching the web for more information, all I really see is fear mongering and money to be made by the industry as women run out and get their families tested and their bodies mutilated in some sort of radical prophylactic exercise.

One article has an "authority" telling us the risks of breast cancer by age (40, 50, 60, etc) if you have this mutated gene, the BRCA1 or BRCA2. The big lie is this: it is the mutated gene ALONE that leads to cancer. This is sheer bulltwaddle. Again, look at cancer rates in 1900 and compare them to the rates today. WHERE IS THE GENETIC COMPONENT? What they do not tell you is that you need the mutation in COMBINATION with lifestyle, environmental, and/or nutritional influences. 

The gene alone will not lead to cancer. We know this from the work at the Linus Pauling institute that states emphatically: genetic disposition is overridden by nutritional and lifestyle factors. 

Having the gene alone simply means you have one of two very significant choices in your life. You can either care for your health, or you can let someone else care for your disease. 

I remember the woman who wrote to me that her husband had passed on to her the human papilloma virus. She found this in her yearly check up at her gynecologist. She was inconsolable. She knew she was going to die of ovarian or uterine cancer. 

Again, this is wrong. Wrong. You can cancer proof your life. And please do not tell me that you know someone who ate all the right things and got cancer. There are exceptions to every rule and who is to say anyone ate all the right things? Or detoxed all the toxins? I hear all the time that this person ate healthy, but healthy to one person isn't necessarily healthy to a trained nutritionist. 

I have interviewed far too many people and researched far too many studies to believe otherwise: the evidence is overwhelming. If you care for yourself, you live a long and healthy life. 

Americans seem to love living in fear. Before the war in Iraq, so many friends asked me, "But what else can we do?" Well, we can do nothing. There was nothing to fear from Iraq and we told you this in our newsletter. Many knew this. Why did we know this? Because we also know that we are lied to daily. (I've just discovered a journalist named Bealle. He wrote exposes on the the medical and drug industries.  His campaign for truth began when he discovered how a story can change from its start to the Associated Press print out at the end of the line.) It's all one big control issue. They want to control everything about us: what we eat, what we are injected with, what we think and what we know. This way they get what they want, and we believe we are getting what we want. Ain't democracy grand? 

Women, you have nothing to fear but fear itself. Care for yourself, and you can kiss all this genetic testing goodbye.

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Far too much of this money pays the salaries and expenses of the people arranging these charitable events and if not them, for they are volunteers, it pays the salaries of the executives running the organizations overseeing the festivities. 

Far too much money collected by charities is funneled into (and you will see this in our History series) suppressing viable cancer alternatives that do not come from conventional medicine or the pharmaceutical industry. 

Personally, I believe that if we'd taken all the money raised for cancer research since President Nixon declared War on Cancer and put it into NASA instead, we'd have time shares on Mars by now.

Little has come from our cancer research. Yes, a few steps have been made. Some cancers today are not as deadly as they were years ago....but people, we are still ranked just 24th in the world as far as longevity and health care goes, yet our health care system is the costliest. We are not getting our money's worth.

I have boycotted the American Cancer Society. They fought against food therapies for years and today, they print up literature telling us how certain foods fight cancer as if they were the first to discover this. They take money from the largest polluters on the planet and all the chemical makers but refuse to admit that organic food is safer than conventionally raised foods. They support Genetically Engineered foods and take money from that industry. One hand promotes cancer while the other takes money to find this supposed cure. What hypocrisy.

I will say this again (and you'll probably hear me say it still again): If you want to find a cure for cancer, STOP donating money to find it. Create a non profit organization that will take in money to build up a reward, and offer a reward to the first one to find a cure for cancer that works on 90% of all cancers at a success rate of 90% or greater for a five year recovery. 

We'll have a cure in less than two years. Just offer a reward.

Cancer, heart disease, medicine, drugs...our economy thrives while we stay ill. As you'll see in our History series and the book's we had to read (you'll get the reviews) to learn this history, were a cure for disease to arrive that had nothing to do with the pharmaceutical industry, our economy would collapse from Wall Street to Market Street and it would take ten to twenty years to get back on our feet. The Pharmaceutical industry supports network television, magazines, radio stations, hospitals, colleges and universities, and a whole lot more. If it were to collapse we would all feel the ripples for a long, long time.

Questioning Chemotherapy

From the article: The Efficacy of Chemotherapy for Cancer, we get the following:

It is widely claimed that adjuvant chemotherapy extends survival with late-stage breast cancer. For example, in a letter in the Sydney Morning Herald of 22 November 1996 Professor Allan Langlands claimed that the results of a meta-analysis of more than 100 trials of adjuvant systemic therapy in many thousands of women with breast cancer have confirmed a reduced risk of death by more than 20% over the next 10 years. Presumably he was referring to the results of 133 randomised trials involving 75,000 women published in the Lancet in 1992.

There were 11,041 women in these trials who were randomised to long-term polychemotherapy vs. no chemotherapy. This was the chemotherapy with the best results. Looked at ten years after their participation in a randomised controlled trial, these women seemed to show a 6.3% survival advantage (51.3 % vs. 45.0%). For node-negative women the advantage was just 4% (67.2% vs. 63.2%). For node-positive women it was less than 7% (46.6% vs. 39.8%). This small difference led two researchers from Manitoba to write in the Lancet that "no overall survival advantage has been seen so far".

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Dioxins! These cause cancer and the one cancer they cause most is Breast Cancer. You get them from plastics. Do not freeze your plastic water bottles and do not microwave plastics. Breast tissues hold dioxins. Everyone tells me how Linda McCartney died of breast cancer and she ate healthy (she was a vegetarian). The full truth be told, analysis of her fatty tissues showed dioxins. There is NO safe allowable dioxin level in your body.

Next, we have pesticides. Many pesticides resemble estrogen and fit into your breast tissues at the same receptor sites. Our Breast Cancer article tells you how to detox your breasts. 

We've recently gone over our article on Breast Cancer and updated this too. There are things each woman can do to prevent breast cancer. However, most won't. And those who get breast cancer in the next few years will regret not having done this little to prevent such a terrible disease, but that is part of being human. We don't care for health till we lose it.

But....still, I'm not giving up. There are massage techniques, foods, supplements and even meditations that will boost your immunity. You can detox your body and keep it alkaline. When we get our new computer, I will create a video of a qigong breast cleansing exercise for you. 

But until then, take a look at this article and send it to your friends. Breast Cancer.

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In ancient Greece, the mentally ill were forced to
live on the outskirts of town. During times of plague,
they were stoned to death in a ritual cleansing, 
called a pharmakos -- from which we get the words
pharmacy and pharmaceutical
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Ukrain 

Ukrain is a cancer therapy that has been around for some twenty years in which it has shown some remarkable results. However, we've not put it into our list of Alternative Cancer Therapies till just recently. Why? 

UKRAIN IS BANNED IN THE US.

Ukrain is a semisynthetic compound of thiophosphoric acid [triaziridide] and the alkaloid chelidonine derived from the plant Chelidonium majus, a common weed in Europe and western Asia. For many centuries, the plant has been used in the therapy of warts and skin cancers. (from AnnieAppleseed project)

That is the best description found on the web. However, there is more: the alkaloid is a self-fluorescent alkaloid. Since Ukrain is like a smart bomb hunting out tumors to destroy, it also finds metastases . And the self-fluorescent alkaloid, under an ultra-violet light, shows us where these metastases are because they get lit up.

Only a few minutes after ukrain has been administered intravenously it accumulates around the tumor. The tumor thus becomes visible and metastases can also be detected. [Cancer Treatment Using Anticancer Preparation Alkaloid Derivative Ukrain. J.W. Nowicky, http://www.ukrain-drug.net/papers/002.HTM]

It is a fascinating chemical. We searched the web and found some great pictures (copyrighted, so we cannot use them) of Ukrain doing its job. It found metastases and tumors and all of them lit up in Technicolor. What a wonderful device to help locate cancers. Ya think?

UKRAIN IS BANNED IN THE US.

It doesn't seem to be very toxic. The toxic dose is 10,000 times greater than the therapeutic dose. [Nowicky J. W.: New immuno-stimulating anti-cancer preparation ukrain. 13th International Congress of Chemotherapy, Austria 1983.]

Ukrain's main action is immunoligical stimulation. However, scientists are befuddled that in some cases, independent of tumor type, Ukrain just does not stimulate the immune system at all. They have yet to locate the variable responsible for this. 

Now this plant and its various forms (other than the semisynthetic compound called Ukrain) has been around for centuries. As a cancer therapy, though, Ukrain was used for about 20 years before any of its mechanisms/actions were discovered. It seems to be a very effective therapy for one of the most deadly forms of cancer, Pancreatic cancer. [Zemskov, VS, Procopchuk, OL, Susak, YM et al. Ukrain (NSC-631570) in the treatment of pancreas cancer. Drugs Exp Clin Res 2000;26:179-190.]

"Ukrain could replace chemotherapy in treating almost all cancers" 
Robert C. Atkins, M.D.

Drs Zemskov and Procopchuk conducted a randomized study of 42 patients with pancreatic cancer using just ten milligrams of Ukrain every other day for twenty days in the experimental group. The experimental group's medial survival was 17.7 months compared to the control group with 6.97 months. [http://www.ukrain-drug.net/papers/153.htm]

At http://www.ukrain-drug.net/webspeed/index.htm we found the following facts (as discussed by Dr J W Nowicky). You can also go to this web site to see the amazing pictures of Ukrain in action. 

Ukrain has been tested by the NCI. It was called NSC 61570. 

"Understanding, as well as possible modulation, of this mechanism involved in selective cancer cell death could be used as a model for providing safe and efficacious new therapies for cancers." 
University of Rochester Cancer Center

It was discovered that inhibition of cell division is confined to tumor cells while healthy cells remain unaffected. It destroys cancer cells through apoptosis (programmed cell death) again, without affecting healthy cells.

" …Ukrain is capable of improving the general conditions and prolonging the lives of terminal cancer patients by boosting their immune systems and inhibiting tumour growth." 
Douglas Brodie, M.D. 

Ukrain "modulates" the immune system allowing the body to fight the cancer.

It is antiangiogenesis, meaning it stops the growth of new blood vessels that bring nourishment to cancer cells. Administering Ukrain prior to surgery leads to "tumor encapsulation" and improves the chances of a successful outcome. Post operative administration of Ukrain inhibits the formation of metastases.

Chelidonium majus L. first was mentioned as a medicinal herb in EBERS PAPYRUS (written 3,500 years ago).

The anti-tumour properties of the plant extract were described in a medicinal herb book published in 1536.

Lymphocytes develop the ability to kill cancer cells after treatment with Ukrain and all the properties of Ukrain have been proven in vitro, in vivo and clinically.. 

"Ukrain is a unique product that acts in at least two ways on cancer (by killing cells and by increasing the immune response)." 
Ralph W.Moss, Ph.D.

Ukrain increases NK Cell activity, normalizes the T-helper and T-suppressor cell ratios, increases Lymphocytes, granulocytes and mononuclear cells while activating macrophages (big eaters - that gobble up cancer cells, dead or alive).

When Ukrain was tested in comparison to F-Fluorouracil (a common chemotherapy drug), Ukrain won, hands down. 

Though some patients under Ukrain therapy felt slight fatigue, a slight increase in body temperature and an increased thirst and concomitant increase in urination, it was quite evident that Ukrain had no harmful side effects.

"Our results suggest Ukrain as a potent drug for the treatment of unresectable pancreatic cancer."  
Prof H G  Beger et al., University of Ulm

Ukrain was least effective against leukemia and extremely effective against Non-Small Cell Lung cancer and very effective against colon cancer, liver cancer, and pancreatic cancer. 

Ukrain is water soluble and can be administered intravenously. It has a very strong affinity to cancer tissue and accumulates ONLY in cancer cells. 

Results of the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA, Human Cell Line Screen can be seen on the website of the Developmental Therapeutics Program NCI/NIH (National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health) http://dtp.nci.nih.gov/

With everything we know about UKRAIN, it is best of all, a wonderful, safe, cancer preventative.

UKRAIN IS BANNED IN THE US.

However, for information on how to obtain UKRAIN please contact:

Nowicky Pharma Margaretenstrasse 7
Dipl. Ing. Dr. J. W. Nowicky A- 1 040 Vienna, Austria
Tel: (1) 5861224
Fax: (1) 5868994;
(1) 586122420
(1) 586122323

 

Food Label Update

So while shopping one day, I stopped by the junk food isle and read the new food labels with the new fats section. I noticed on Doritos, that the amounts of Trans Fats were ZERO. I was in shock. I thought to myself that now that they have to list the Trans Fats, they've quit using them. I ran home and got off a thank you note to Frito Lay. 

I even told a friend.

He works in the food industry. He wrote back: They gotcha.

It seems that if the Trans Fats or Cholesterol amounts in a "serving" are less than half a gram, they can list zero (0). 

It irked him. Irked me too. And I could hear them laughing at the Frito Lay headquarters over this "idjut" who fell for their little gag.

Do the regulation organizations work for us? Well, I did learn that if the original head of the Food and Drug Administration had had his way, there would be no white sugar or white flour or TRANS FATS in this country. Yes, at one time, the regulation organizations did work for the American public. 

The sad thing is this: you still have to read labels. You still have to look for shortening, partially hydrogenated oils, or trans fat. Oh, and don't forget to look for this (and anything else you don't want to put in your body): propylene glycol . The food industry is getting away with murder. Plain and simple.

Here is the current food label:

 

Here is a food label we would really like to see someday (soon): 

 

Crustless – Guiltless – Milkless
Squash Pie!

Ok, I’ve been working late nights in the kitchen to bring you this one. I finally got it down, and boy, I also discovered that it’s really hard to work with honey. My kitchen is all sticky now. But since leaning that honey was the only alkalizing sweetener around, we’ve incorporated it back into this household. We still use a bit of Sucanat ™ here, which is a sugar that actually has nutritional value and doesn’t spike your insulin levels as honey does. So, if you have some issues with your insulin, you’ll want to substitute Sucanat™ for the honey.

The type of squash you use is up to you. You can use pumpkin, acorn, hubbard, red kiri, or any winter squash you like. I prefer the red kiri because it is naturally sweet (so are hubbards) and you can eat the skin which is full of nutrition. It is brimming with beta carotene (which is NOT good for you if you smoke!).

This recipe is doubled if you are making small 9 inch pies, but I use a big Corningwear thingy to hold the entire pie:

2 2/3 Cups Mashed Squash
1/2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
14 oz can of Coconut Milk
6 Farm Fresh Organic Eggs
1 1/3 Cup Honey
either
2 Tbls Pumpkin Pie Spice (mixed up for you)
or
2 ½ tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Ginger
1 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Cloves

Mix the spices together in this ratio and either put in that exact formula or two tablespoons of the mixture (if you like it a little spicier like I do)

Now the amount of honey is really up to you. We found that 1 1/3 cup of honey was about as sweet as we liked it. You might want it sweeter or even less sweet. One thing I personally prefer to do is put about ¾ Cup of honey in the recipe, and then pour some honey on it when serving. It’s up to you.

Mash it all up, mix it all together, and bake at 425 for 45 – 55 minutes depending on your oven.

It is great after a meal or for breakfast or any time. So far, everyone has loved this little recipe. And my housekeeper, who is a gourmet cook in her own right, asked for the recipe today after sampling a piece.

For the best coconut milk around, shop where we shop:

 

Ephedra Update

The mother of the NWU football player, who died during practice has dropped her lawsuit against the manufacturers of the supplement her son used when he died. She felt that it was not the supplement that killed him, but rather the university’s fault for not giving him timely or proper medical treatment.

Just to point out something here: if you want to read the article we found, click here: http://www.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/stories/102103adj.html 

You will see as we did the headlines are: "Wheeler's Mother Won't Sue Ephedra Makers."

This is just plain poor journalism. And the drug companies and AMA love it.

Young Wheeler was not using ephedra. The autopsy showed a trace of EPHEDRINE in his system.

Ephedrine is the synthetic form of ephedra that hypes up the active compound in the herb.

We know from our work battling Senate Bill 722, that the tactics are this: find an herb that can be blamed for a few deaths (they can’t find one that has killed as many as Tylenol® or aspirin) and then bring all supplements (chamomile tea, for example) under the close scrutiny of the FDA and subject the entire vitamin and supplement industry to rules, that if applied to drugs would wipe out the entire drug industry.

It’s simple: the drug companies want us to quit using vitamins, supplements and nutrition and become totally dependent on them. This is the junky mentality of the pharmaceutical industry.

On the other hand, we have good news from Canada.

Nutritional Freedom in Canada 

As some of you are aware, Canadians lost their freedom of choice in health care a few years back. After what was supposed to be an "investigation" into nutritional supplements, laws suddenly appeared that restricted the freedoms of the Canadian public, as many supplements we take for granted were suddenly unavailable to them. Canadians had to get a physicians prescription for things like CoQ10. And since most physicians don’t know a thing about vitamins and supplements (they learn so little in Medical School about nutrition, and from what I’ve personally seen, they also learn a lot of misinformation about nutrition.)

Well, things have changed. Here’s the story we received.

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Oct 22, 2003 will go down in the annals of world history. The day that Canada spoke out and alerted history forever... Yesterday Bill C-420 (A bill to amend the Canadian Food and Drugs Act) was voted on in the House of Commons. Voting the controversial bill through were 124 Members of Parliament to the opposing side of 85.The bill was fostered and promoted by Dr. James Lunney (Nanaimo-Alberni). Dr. Lunney has worked tirelessly to move the bill through the house, even under great opposition. He has proved that one courageous man can make a difference affecting the whole world. I believe in the end Canada will be seen as a benchmark in the world of Health Freedom.

The parliamentarians carried the bill saying: 1) That dietary supplements, botanicals, herbs, and other natural health products are not drugs, but rather are foods. 2) That the Sec 3(1) and 3(2) and Schedule "A" are to be repealed. These sections prohibit claims from being made on dietary supplements and the like. Many of the Members of the House voted across party lines to carry the bill. A historic act itself because while many nations are moving under pharma pressure to restrict the use of dietary supplements and herbs, Canada is moving in the opposite direction.

The regulator in Canada (Health Canada) has resisted change and is now under extreme pressure because of multiple law suits that have been filed against it and some of its employees. These law suits challenge Health Canada's draconian actions.

Support for the bill was provided by a number of groups, the Red Umbrellas being one. http://www.redumbrellas.ca This is a group of individual ladies that had been previously diagnosed with depression, bipolar or some other mental disorder but have overcome their disorders through the use of a dietary supplement called EMPowerplus. www.truehope.com They have been ignored by Health Canada and by the minister of health Anne Mclellan. Health Canada has attempted to block the importation of EMPowerplus and has interfered with valuable research which was taking place at the University of Calgary with patients suffering from bipolar disorder. Many of the voting M.P.s were seen to be wearing Red Umbrella pins at the time of the house vote. Providing support to the bill as well were the Friends of Freedom www.friendsoffreedom.org . To date over 100,000 petition names were delivered to parliament to protest the actions of Health Canada and support the Foods are not Drugs movement. This is only the beginning of a new day in Canada. More support is needed to build a movement that the whole world will look to. Many thanks to Dr. James Lunney and others who gave their support.

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Why you need to purchase and read: Bypassing Bypass - The Definitive Guide to Cardiovascular Wellness.

From Dr Mary Enig's Cholesterol and Heart Disease - A Phony Issue (www.westonaprice.org

Blood cholesterol levels between 200 and 240 mg/dl are normal. These levels have always been normal. In older women, serum cholesterol levels greatly above these numbers are also quite normal, and in fact they have been shown to be associated with longevity. Since 1984, however, in the United States and other parts of the western world, these normal numbers have been treated as if they were an indication of a disease in progress or a potential for disease in the future.

As a result of some of this misinformation, which was purposefully planted by the leadership of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in 1984, many hundreds of thousands of people are treated with expensive medications to prevent the development of a non-existent illness. If the medications were only expensive and not life threatening, their use could no doubt be shrugged off as a harmless snake oil pharmaceutical scam; but, in fact, these are thoroughly dangerous medications for both physical and emotional reasons—for physical reasons because their use can lead to serious untreatable diseases such as liver cancer, and for emotional reasons because their use perpetuates the myth that cholesterol is dangerous and evil.

Please, if you cannot afford this book, but need it badly, just write me and I'll send you a copy. We've given away as many as we've sold. But, if you can't even do that, at least go read this entire article. It is very refreshing to hear the truth about fats. And read all the articles at this site. They are true mind-openers. [http://www.westonaprice.org/know_your_fats/fats_phony.html]

 

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Corrections

We have two corrections to make at this web site that you should know about. The first one involves our piece on Royal Rife, the man who cured cancer. Here is the original paragraph: 

When Rife went public, the University of Southern California sponsored a special medical research team to evaluate this new therapy on the terminally ill. After 130 days, every patient recovered with no side effects to the treatment.

What is the problem with this? Not much, but it's taken us two years to find out exactly how many people Rife cured who were terminal. We found a lot of contradictory numbers and did not know what to tell you so we did not print any numbers. Then R E Payne sent us a review copy of his book: The End of All Diseases. Within its pages are excerpts from Royal Rife's own diary. 

In his little study to prove his machine for the AMA, he worked on 16 terminally ill patients. Payne points out that 14 were cured within three months and the remaining two were cured in four weeks more after a minor adjustment in the therapy. There were approximately 20 other physicians around the country testing this therapy and not a one reported a single failure. 

In our essays on the History of Medicine in America, we will again touch upon the story of Royal Rife, so stay tuned.

Our second correction involves a statement in our Johanna Budwig Revisited paper. One of our readers asked us to document our assertion that Budwig had cured more cancers in her life time than the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, and Sloan Kettering combined. We finally found our source and he stated that it was his "opinion" and that it probably could not be proven. However, he did state exactly what we had learned from Stan Mann, a scientist who is thoroughly versed in Budwig's work, and that is that her rate of success was higher than any therapy known to date. The page has been changed accordingly.

Digestion
The beginning of a series of articles...

In order to make this newsletter a bit smaller, this and the following essay will be found separately at our web site. If you take an antacid more than twice a week or if you do not have a bowel movement every day or if you are on a prescription acid blocker, then this series of articles might just save your life. Click Here!

The History of Medicine in America
The Settlers Arrive

Ok, folks, I'm having a ball researching this. There is so much we've uncovered: Fake Epidemics (to increase profits), denying blacks therapy to study their corpses after they died, body snatching medical students, fraudulent studies designed to shut down medical schools that accepted women or blacks, and even the eugenics movement, which we associate with Hitler and Dr Mengele, that actually began in this country. There is so much to report. But we have to start somewhere , so Click Here to discover the state of the art when this nation was first founded. 

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Notes from the Underground

Two sources have told us that some time ago, the National Cancer Institute initiated a five year study on flax oil. The results? The study was discontinued. 

Well, perhaps that was best. Like with their study on Ukrain, they wouldn't have reported their findings anyway. 

Tidbits 

AOL and the Dave Mathews band just held a large benefit concert aimed at benefiting the New York school system. I am reminded of a bumper sticker from the sixties: 

It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.

I am also reminded of the graffiti I found in a latrine my first week in Vietnam:

"We the unwilling are being led by the unknowing to do the unnecessary ultimately for the ungrateful. We have been doing so much for so long with so little, that pretty soon we'll be able to do just about anything with practically nothing."

 

Latest Addiction

A London detox center that treats the rich and famous for alcohol and drug addictions, says it also is treating increasing numbers for compulsive text messaging on cell phones. "We've really noticed it in the past 18 months. There has been a big rise in the number of behavioral addictions, and many involve texting," says Dr. Mark Collins, head of the addictions unit at the Priory. Some patients spend up to seven hours a day texting and one developed repetitive strain injury because he spent so much time keying in phone messages, according to Collins. Compulsive texting is part of a wider trend of "addiction to technology," reports the London Telegraph.

 

Leading Economic Indicators

The New York Post reported in August that some corporate meeting planners in New York and Los Angeles are scheduling upscale gourmet buffets in which the food (sushi is the favorite) is served on the body of a young nude or semi-nude woman who lies on the buffet table for up to three hours. Raw Catering (New York) and Global Cuisine (both cities) charge up to $700 per guest. [New York Post, 8-20-03]

 

God is on Our Side

Hurricane Isabel roared through Virginia Beach, Va., in September, inflicting serious property damage, despite public calls for prayer to keep it away by prominent resident Rev. Pat Robertson, whose Christian Broadcasting Network is headquartered there. (In 1998, Robertson condemned the city of Orlando, Fla., for sponsoring a Gay Days festival, and warned that the city could be torn up during the subsequent hurricane season, as God punishes those who promote homosexuality. Instead, the first hurricane of that season (Bonnie) made a direct hit on Virginia Beach.) [The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), 9-16-03]

 

Thinning the Herd

A 20-year-old man was killed in Denver during afternoon rush hour on Sept. 1 when he jumped from a car going about 40 mph; according to friends, he had been planning a nonfatal jump for a while because he wanted to endure some trauma in order to muster the courage to get a tattoo. And a 15-year-old boy in Maryland Heights, Mo., who had been demonstrating his pain tolerance by clobbering himself on the head with his skateboard, invited a pal to take a shot, too; the first blow knocked him out, and he died four days later. [Denver Post, 9-2-03] [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9-10-03]

                                     

BUTTER VS MARGARINE

(Editor's Note: We received this in our mail and, like everything we receive, we checked out the facts with the famous Dr Mary Enig, the fat specialist, and everything pretty much checked out.)

The difference between margarine and butter? 

Both have the same amount of calories. Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams. 

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study. 

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods. 

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added! Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods. 

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years (not quite true, partially hydrogenated oils were first invented in the 1800s, but it wasn't until WWII that American began using margarine). 

Now for Margarine:  

Very high in Trans Fatty Acids. Triple risk of Coronary Heart Disease. Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol). Lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol). Increases the risk of cancers by up to five fold. Lowers quality of breast milk. Decreases immune response. Decreases insulin response. And here is the most disturbing fact, Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC. This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance). 

YOU can try this yourself: purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things: no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something). It does not rot or smell differently. Because it has no nutritional value, nothing will grow on it; even those teeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic. 

Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast? 

Laughter - The Best Medicine

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Quotation of the Month

"The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur." 
George W. Bush, discussing the decline of the 
French economy with British Prime Minister Tony Blair
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EXCERPTS FROM A DOG'S DIARY

08:00 am - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE!
09:30 am - OH BOY! A CAR RIDE! MY FAVORITE!
09:40 am - OH BOY! A WALK! MY FAVORITE
10:30 am - OH BOY! A CAR RIDE! MY FAVORITE!
11:30 am - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE!
12:00 NOON - OH BOY! THE KIDS! MY FAVORITE!
1:00 PM - OH BOY! THE YARD! MY FAVORITE!
1:30 PM - ooooooo. bath. bummer.
4:00 PM - OH BOY! THE KIDS! MY FAVORITE!
5:00 PM - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE!
5:30 PM - OH BOY! MOM! MY FAVORITE!

EXCERPTS FROM A CAT'S DIARY

DAY 752 - My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape. Tomorrow I may eat another houseplant.

DAY 761 - Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded, must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair... must try this on their bed.

DAY 765 - Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body, in attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was... Hmmm. Not working according to plan. 

DAY 768 - I am finally aware of how sadistic they are. For no good reason I was chosen for the water torture. This time however it included a burning foamy chemical called "shampoo." What sick minds could invent such a liquid. My only consolation is the piece of thumb still stuck between my teeth.

DAY 771 - There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the foul odor of what they call pizza. More importantly I overheard that my confinement was due to MY power of "allergies." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.

DAY 774 - I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The bird on the other hand has got to be an informant, and speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room his safety is assured. But I can wait, it is only a matter of time.

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A curious fellow died yesterday and found himself waiting in the long line for judgment.

As he stood waiting his turn he noticed that some souls were allowed to march right through the pearly gates into Heaven. Others though, were led over to Satan who threw them into the burning pit of Hell. But every so often, instead of hurling a poor soul into the fire, Satan would just toss a soul off to one side into a small pile.

After watching Satan do this several times, the fellow's curiosity got the best of him. So he strolled over and asked Satan what he was doing.

"Excuse me, Mr. Prince of Darkness," he said. "I'm waiting in that line over there for my judgment, but I couldn't help wondering, why are you tossing those people aside instead of flinging them into the Fires of Hell with the others?"

"Ah, those . . ." Satan said with a groan. "They're all from Minnesota and they're still too damn cold and wet to burn."

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Military Intelligence

The following are actual instructions for US military men, arms, and equipment.

Aim towards the Enemy. 
- Instruction printed on U.S. Army Rocket Launcher

When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
- U.S.M.C. Training Bulletin

Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground.
-U.S.A.F. literature

If the enemy is in range, so are you.
- Infantryman's Journal

A slipping trigger gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit.
- Army's Magazine of Preventive Maintenance.

It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.
-U.S. Air Force Manual

Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.
-Infantryman's Journal

Tracers work both ways.
-U.S. Army Ordnance Manual

Five-second fuses only last three seconds.
-Infantryman's Journal

If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush."
-Infantryman's Journal

Famous Military Quotations

"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid." David Hackworth

"No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection." Annon

"Any ship can be a minesweeper... once." Annon

"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do." Annon

"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you." Annon

"If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him." Annon

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The Washington Post's Style Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. 

The 2003 winners:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax >refund, which lasts until you realize it was your >money to start with. 

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly. 

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future. 

4. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting [closer]. 

5. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period. 

6. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high. 

7. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it. 

8. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

9. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.) 

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action. 

14. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly. 

15. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web. 

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out. 

17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating. 

And the pick of the literature:
18. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an a**hole.

 

The Gym

Dear Diary...

For my fortieth birthday this year, my wife (the dear) purchased a week of personal training at the local health club for me. Although I am still in great shape since playing on my college football team 25 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try. Called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Belinda, who identified herself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear. My wife seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress......

Monday:

Started my day at 6:00 am. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Belinda waiting for me. She is something of a Greek goddess--with blond hair, dancing eyes and a dazzling white smile. Woo Hoo!! Belinda gave me a tour and showed me the machines. She took my pulse after five minutes on the treadmill. She was alarmed that my pulse was so fast, but I attribute it to standing next to her in her Lycra aerobic outfit. I enjoyed watching the skillful way in which she conducted her aerobics class after my workout today. Very inspiring. Belinda was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time she was around. This is going to be a FANTASTIC week!!

Tuesday:

I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door. Belinda made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air -- then she put weights on it! My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile. Belinda's rewarding smile made it all worthwhile. I feel GREAT!! It's a whole new life for me.

Wednesday:

The only way I can brush my teeth is by lying on the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. I parked on top of a GEO in the club parking lot. Belinda was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members. Her voice is a little too perky for early in the morning and when she scolds, she gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying. My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Belinda put me on the stair monster. Why the hell would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Belinda told me it would help me getting shape and enjoy life. She said some other s!*#t too.

Thursday:

Belinda was waiting for me with her vampire-like teeth exposed as her thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl. I couldn't help being a half an hour late, it took me that long to tie my shoes. Belinda took me to work out with dumbbells. When she was not looking, I ran and hid in the men's room. She sent Lars to find me, then, as punishment, put me on the rowing machine-- which I sank.

Friday:

I hate that b*@ch Belinda more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anemic little cheerleader. If there was a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat her with it. Belinda wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps! And if you don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the *&%#(#&**!!@*@ barbells or anything that weighs more than a sandwich. (Which I am sure you learned in the sadist school you attended and from which you graduated magna cum laude). The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?

Saturday:

Belinda left a message on my answering machine in her grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing her made me want to smash the machine with my planner. However, I lacked the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel.

Sunday:

I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year my wife (the b@#ch) will choose a gift for me that is fun--like a root canal or a vasectomy.

 

 

Answer 

The EPA just released a 600+ page report on the 
state of the environment. How much of this report
talks about the subject of Global Warming?

a. one third        
b. half               
c. none               
d. one paragraph 
e. the whole thing

The answer is d; just one paragraph, and that was after the Whitehouse edited out the other 6. 

 

 

Blessings,
David 

Thanx to Dominique & Janet for proofing this and all my stuff. 

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