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then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"
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acute myeloid leukemia
than those who refrained from smoking
during this period. There was some increased risk of having
a child with
acute lymphoblastic leukemia
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kick off this newsletter, we thought we’d report on some
of the latest findings from the American Heart
Association that have been in the news recently.
years, women have not been included in studies on heart
disease. One reason is that men have more heart attacks
than women. However, once women were included, it was
quickly discovered that in spite of that fact,
women have a higher death rate than men.
disease is the leading killer of women [if you don’t
count medicine itself], killing half a million per year.
die from cardiovascular disease than all forms of
American Heart Association (AHA), in conjunction with
the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have developed
guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease, some
of which are quite effective while others are simply
bull on a major scale, supporting the theory that
medicine is better for us than proper nutrition. Please
note that like you, we’ve uncovered versions of this
story that don’t seem to mesh at times, so we’ll just
present what we’ve found:
should be encouraged not to smoke and avoid second hand
should get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise each
day (brisk walking). One report states that women should
try to do 60 – 90 minutes a day. Yeah. Like this is
going to happen.
should eat a heart healthy diet that incorporates a
variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, low fat dairy
products, fish (omega-3s), legumes, and sources of
protein that are low in saturated fats.
should keep their cholesterol levels below 200, with one
report specifically recommending that women keep their,
so-called, bad cholesterol below 70.
of these recommendations are fine, indeed, while some
are just plain nonsense.
For example, a diet of
grains can, for some, be quite dangerous. We have an
inordinate number of individuals in the US who are
sensitive to wheat or gluten. In his book,
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration,
Price traced the migration of cardiovascular disease
with the introduction of wheat in Europe. Additionally,
most grain foods are dead foods. People with high intake
of breads also have higher rates of cancer. [International
Journal of Cancer, October 20, 2006; Arch Intern
is a grain, but as you read in our article on
Chronic Inflammation, it is one of the culprits
behind the inflammation, and chronic inflammation is one
of the culprits behind cardiovascular disease.
Women are encouraged to eat fish twice a week or take a
fish oil supplement. Which fish to eat, they don’t tell
you. And no where in the reports was ever mentioned the
Scandinavian secret of eating a hand full of nuts after
a meal (to get your good fats).
First, let’s take a look at the fish highest in your
water fish rank higher in omega-3s than warm water fish.
If you bake or poach the fish, it retains more of the
omega-3s than if you fry it in oil. Eating your fish
raw, at a sushi bar, is the best way to get your omega-3
fish oils, period.
highest in omega-3s are Salmon, cold water tuna (best to
buy a specialty brand that is packed in its own oil),
halibut, shrimp, snapper, and scallops. Interestingly
enough, shrimp is high in saturated fats (cholesterol).
Funny thing, this cholesterol stuff. The benefits of the
omega-3s outweigh the hazards of cholesterol, which, in
this author’s opinion are blown up way out of
Finally, there’s the green mussel from New Zealand. The
fatty acids in this little guy have been compared
to ibuprofen for pain relief from arthritis; according to
the experts, it’s 300 times more powerful if taken
over a period of time.
those who do not like fish, there are fish oil capsules;
however, you get what you pay for. Pharmaceutical grade
fish oils are the best. What you get at Target or
Wal-Mart might not be the best. There is cod liver oil
in capsules. These caps also contain Vitamin D, which
we’ve written about pretty extensively lately. (Please
take your fish oils with a meal; they’ll work much
Finally you have
Omegasentials. This is a flax product with fish
added. This is our favorite product and you won’t see my
fridge ever without a bag in there. Flax is another form
of omega-3s, and the human body needs both forms.
final notes on DHA and EPA, the beneficial fish oils, is
that your probiotics (the good bacteria in your gut)
poop them. So, keeping a healthy dose of good fauna in
your system is also important. Additionally, a healthy
liver and the proper nutrients can produce DHA.
Finally, when we talk about beneficial fats, we can’t
overlook nuts. Walnuts contain beneficial oils, but the
Hazelnut is the hero of the good fat race.
recent study published in the European Journal of
Clinical Nutrition (Sep 2006), participants were put
on a low fat, low cholesterol for four weeks. Then, for
four weeks, the participants ate 40 grams (about 1.5
ounces) of hazelnuts after each meal. The results were
startling. In addition to a 31.8% reduction in
triglycerides, overall cholesterol was reduced by 5.2%
with HDL cholesterol (the “good” kind) rising 12.6%.
These figures are truly impressive.
Makes you wonder why they were overlooked by the AHA/ACC
pharmaceutical recommendations will not be printed here.
Read our Cardiovascular Articlesand you will find nutritional therapies that
are better, more effective, and saner than any drug
recommendations for an aspirin a day seem to have been
proposed without mentioning a recent study that showed
when you come off of aspirin (say prior to a surgery)
your heart attack chances jump through the roof. This
was discovered after doctors who had been telling their
patients to stop their aspirin therapy prior to
surgeries noticed that a lot of them didn’t live long
enough to have the surgery. A cohort study soon proved
that coming off your aspirin therapy was much more
dangerous than the reasons for going on it in the first
recommendations also don’t tell you that aspirin therapy
increases your chances for hemorrhagic stroke by some
40%. (You will find the aspirin myths and the dangers of
aspirin in our Cardiovascular
finally, along with the last recommendation listed above
(concerning vitamins and supplements), another article
we read from the Canadian Broadcasting System:
quoted a physician on the use of vitamins and
supplements: “People are wasting their money when they
are looking at it from a cardiac standpoint.”
few articles we found were quick to quote recent studies
showing that folic acid doesn’t work as we once thought
also found many studies and articles that still
recommended folic acid.
Again, we must take the stand that until the medical
community stops running studies involving vitamins and
supplements that are designed to fail, whatever modern
medicine has to say about supplements will be suspect.
Folic acid cuts homocysteine levels. Homocysteines cause
cardiovascular disease. The research on Vitamin E is
plain and simple. Vitamin E helps thin our blood. Read
our articles to learn more on Vitamin E and
cardiovascular disease. We’re very tired of doctors
giving us nutritional advice when they’ve never studied
same physician, quoted above, went on to say that
“antioxidants from fruits and vegetables are best.” This
is something we happen to agree with, in part.
your food be your medicine....”
However, if you’re a jogger or you live in Los Angeles
County, you probably need at least 6,000 milligrams of
vitamin C daily. If you wanted to get this from eating
oranges, according to my calculations, you will need to
eat from 105 to 120 oranges daily.
Again, we have one more reason not to listen to
physicians when they preach on a subject with which they
are totally unfamiliar, nutritional wellness. They’ve
never studied nutrition, and they shouldn’t study it.
They need to stick to medicine.
our Cardiovascular Articles, we have nutritional
guidelines for you that came from unbiased research;
guidelines that actually recommend folate and B
vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin E. You will find these
recommendations already in our cardiovascular wellness
articles and they’ve been there since the first day we
published them in 2002. As for an aspirin replacement:
check out the systemic enzymes and our article on the
dangers of aspirin.
in all, some of the recommendations are good, some are
silly. Poor red meat is constantly getting a bad rap,
but if you eat grass fed beef that’s not been injected
with hormones, or poisoned with pesticides, or overdosed
in antibiotics, you’ve got the perfect protein.
simple fact that chlorinated water was completely
overlooked by this study as a cause of heart disease
(and boy is it), leaves room for speculation and
conspiracy theorists. Chlorinated water should not be
allowed in our country let alone our bodies.
women simply increased their activity a little, tossed
out their corn oil and replaced it with coconut oil (for
frying), and increased their antioxidants, B vitamins
and Essential Fatty Acids, we could cut their heart
disease death rates to the lowest in the world.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy heart.
Don't forget to plug in our
site: International Wellness Directory.
It was written up
very professionally, using the terminology only
a statistician could possibly understand, but
luckily there are experts in the field who can
see thru the gobbledygook and spot the flaws.
First off, you
must know that this was not an actual study but
rather a meta analysis of many studies. Right
off the bat, this is bad methodology because it
weighs all studies the same no matter the length
of time, the quality of the vitamins, or the
dosages. The key feature here is that the
researchers claim to have used “all” relevant
we wrote Bypassing Bypass we found a study these
fellows didn’t that was published in NEJM in
1993 in which nearly 90,000 nurses were divided
into two groups, one that got vitamin E and
another that got a placebo. After two years, the
group receiving the vitamin E had a 40% lower
risk of heart attack. Similar results were
realized in a smaller follow-up study involving
nearly 40,000 men.
consistently create studies designed to fail.
They use synthetic “parts” of vitamins (not the
whole complex), and doses small enough to be
meaningless. Sometimes they use the worst
possible vitamins on the market. You’ll
never see a study on vitamins using the
Cadillac of vitamins made by Standard Process
I found a
response to this study called:
META-ANALYSIS ON ANTIOXIDANTS PROVIDES MUDDLED
CONCLUSIONS written by the Council for
Responsible Nutrition. It’s worth reading,
because it answers this study line for line. The
highlight is a quotation by Dr Andrew Shao, PhD
when he called the original study a:
“pre-determined conclusion in search of a method
to support it.”
This kind of
research has one overwhelming motivation behind
it: to eventually limit our access to vitamins
and supplements that are cutting into the
profits of medicine and the pharmaceutical
Look who sponsors
our evening newscasts: drug companies. Since the
doctors who once worked for the tobacco
companies are out of work, ABC news seems to
have hired a few to promote their anti-vitamin
stance. I’m not sure if Dr Beth M. Wicklund, MD
once worked for the tobacco companies, but she’s
certainly picked up their style. She warned
millions of Americans that fat-soluble vitamins
(A, D, E, and K) are stored in our fatty tissues
and can “Lead to toxic buildup in the liver,
brain, and heart.”
I’m not sure if
she learned this in medical school, or just made
it up for the fear effect, but it is pure,
Yes, we store
these longer than water soluble vitamins, but no
one’s ever died from vitamin E toxicity. In
fact, well, let’s shoot a glance at something
from an organization that actually researches
how vitamins are utilized by the body and what
they do for us; an organization based upon the
work of Linus Pauling, a two time Nobel
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, February
NO DEATHS FROM VITAMINS: Poison Control
Statistics Prove Supplements’ Safety
(OMNS Feb 23, 2007) There was not even one death
caused by vitamins in 2005, according to the
most recent statistics available from the US
National Poisoning and Exposure Database. The
129-page annual report of the American
Association of Poison Control Centers published
in the journal Clinical Toxicology (1) shows
zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths
from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from
vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any
Over half of the U.S. population takes daily vitamin
supplements. Even if each of those people took
only one single tablet per day, that makes
145,000,000 individual doses per day, for a
total of over 53 billion doses annually. Since
many persons take additional vitamins, the
numbers are considerably higher, and the safety
of vitamins all the more remarkable.
1. Lai MW, Klein-Schwartz W, Rodgers GC et al.
2005 Annual Report of the American Association
of Poison Control Centers' national poisoning
and exposure database. Clin Toxicol (Phila).
2006; 44(6-7): 803-932. Free download from
. Vitamins statistics are found in Table 22,
towards the end of the report.
For further reading:
Download any Annual Report of the American
Association of Poison Control Centers from
1983-2005 free of charge at:
"Vitamin" category is usually at the very end of
Nutritional Medicine is Orthomolecular Medicine
Linus Pauling defined orthomolecular medicine as
"the treatment of disease by the provision of
the optimum molecular environment, especially
the optimum concentrations of substances
normally present in the human body."
Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective
nutritional therapy to fight illness. For more
The peer-reviewed Orthomolecular Medicine News
Service is a non-profit and non-commercial
Editorial Review Board:
Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.
Harold D. Foster, Ph.D.
Bradford Weeks, M.D.
Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.
Erik Paterson, M.D.
Thomas Levy, M.D., J.D.
Steve Hickey, Ph.D.
So, we’re told
how dangerous vitamins are, but it seems that no
one died last year taking them.
How many died
from pharmaceuticals? Or from
over 100 each year. NSAIDS hospitalize nearly
100,000 a year, with a minimum of 30,000 dying.
Very low estimates put pharmaceutical deaths at
But your doctor
wants you to be careful taking vitamins.
Yes, Vitamin A
can kill you if you take too much. How much is
too much? An awful lot.
Dr Allan Spreen, MD tells us that he can
take 10,000 IU of vitamin A safely, but the same
amount of aspirin will kill you.
We know that
smokers shouldn’t take Beta Carotene because
legitimate studies have proven it is deadly
to them. However, we also know they should quit
Oh, and just how
deadly are these vitamins really?
The study ends by
telling us that we need to eat lots of fresh
vegetables and fruits to get our daily vitamins.
Apparently they’re not as deadly in the food we
Think about it.
Medicine has to tell us that we need our
vitamins, otherwise everyone would know they’re
lying to us. So they tell us to get our vitamins
in our food (which is good advice). But vitamin
therapies are drawing profits away from the
medical industry; so they have to turn around
and tell us that supplementing will kill us.
I wonder if this
logic will ever stimulate medical researchers to
use “real” food derived vitamins in future
studies, rather than the synthetic partials they
Before I go, I
have to tell you this: I got an interesting
letter from someone asking about an
investigative report on NBC that was based upon
a ConsumerLab report on vitamins. The report
gave high marks to Flintstones Complete because
they contained everything that was on the label,
were chewable, hence easily dissolved, and were
free of impurities.
I wrote back that
I wished ConsumerLabs would stick to testing
toasters and air bags.
Pick up a bottle
of Flintstones Complete, or visit their web site,
and you’ll see that they also contain aspartame,
soybean oil, artificial colors, and trans fats.
They are not complete vitamins in any sense
since all vitamins are complex and most of the
Flintstones Complete ingredients are synthetic.
Sure, it’s good
that someone is out there assaying our vitamins
and minerals to keep the producers honest, but
they are not experts in nutrition and haven’t a
clue as to our bodies’ needs.
Briefs A few
studies that might have slipped by under the
In a recent study
published March 7th
in JAMA, we learned that postmenopausal women,
who have had no signs or symptoms of any
cardiovascular problems are at a greater risk of
death from a cardiovascular event if they have
had even minor abnormalities show up on an
enough, post menopausal women had been studied
previously, but only in comparison to men. This
time, however, they studied women only, and took
into consideration those on HRT, and, guess
what: researchers fond there was a “significant
increase” in coronary disease among those taking
HRT as opposed to a placebo. [http://www.seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Health/2007/7-03-07-OlderWomenWith.htm
Planning a heart
attack? Don’t wait for the weekend.
In Brunswick, New
Jersey, researchers discovered that patients
admitted to hospitals on weekends with
cardiovascular issues were more likely to die of
a heart attack than those who were admitted
during the week. Weekend patients were less
likely to receive percutaneous coronary
intervention (PCI) on admission as well as less
likely to undergo invasive cardiac procedures
than were those arriving on weekdays.
concluded, “The increase in mortality, which may
persist for more than a year, could account for
several thousand deaths annually in the U.S.
More appropriate hospital staffing or
regionalization of care of patients with acute
myocardial infarction may prevent some of these
Redelmeier and Bell wrote that “clinicians
strive to provide care to patients every day of
the week. Doing so entails effort, and people
who work in hospitals (unlike those in many
other lines of work) are not always compensated
for taking the weekend shift.”
When it comes to
cardiac care, your local hospital might not be
A recent study
published in the February 2007 issue of the
medical journal Academic Emergency Medicine
showed that race, gender, and insurance
coverage determines the type and quality of care
you get when admitted to the ER.
The study focused
on patients admitted into the ER complaining of
chest pain. What did the study find?
African-American men were 25 to 30% less likely
to receive the tests for coronary artery disease
compared to non-African-Americans.
forms of the tests — electrocardiograms, chest
x-rays, cardiac monitoring, and oxygen
saturation monitoring — have been declining in
use for African-American males.
African-American women saw a 5% lesser chance of
getting an electrocardiogram than
African-American women saw a 17% lesser chance
of receiving cardiac monitoring, a 14% lesser
chance of receiving oxygen saturation
monitoring, and a six percent lesser chance of
receiving a chest x-ray in comparison to
Patients who did not have private insurance had
a 13% lesser chance of receiving
electrocardiography. Whereas 82% of
non-African-American men with commercial
insurance received electrocardiography.
A recent study
published in the Archives of Internal
Medicine concluded that people who who use
analgesics (pain relievers, commonly called
NSAIDS) regularly had higher blood pressure
rates than those who did not use them regularly.
apologists tell us that NSAID usage causes salt
retention, but those who have read our
cardiovascular wellness articles already know
that salt alone is not the problem. The problem
is the sodium/potassium ratio, which, in
Celtic Sea Salt is
perfect for the human body.
The study went onto single out certain pain
When Tylenol was singled out, risk of
hyptertension jumped 34%.
Aspirin? risks jumped 28%.
All other over the counter NSAIDS (ibuprofen,
advil, naproxin, etc) raised your risks of high
blood pressure nearly 40%.
["Frequency of Analgesic Use and Risk of
Hypertension" Archives of Internal Medicine,
Vol. 167, No. 4, 2/26/07,
Many have written to us over the years asking
for an update.
First, we have the story of
Anvirzel™ by the
daughter of Dr Ozel, the inventor of the drug:
Story of Anvirzel.
have a little more information on the drug,
what's been happening, and it's progress with
the FDA along with input from people working
with their own extracts of the Nerium Oleander
reprint it and hope we're not infringing upon
extract of Nerium Oleander has been patented
internationally as ANVIRZEL ™. (US Patent
#5,135,745) The Nerium Oleander extract used in
the Agaricus OPC proprietary herbal mix is
similar to the ANVIRZEL ™ extract and the
following excerpt is taken from the description
of ANVIRZEL ™ on the Internet:
laboratory and clinical experience indicate
both cytotoxic and immunological activities
for the drug. In developing a protocol for
clinical trials, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
states, "It is thought that the
polysaccharides present in ANVIRZEL™ are
capable of activating the immune cells,
which in turn can recognize the epitopes
present on the cancer cell surfaces, thereby
enhancing the efficacy of the immune
response. It is believed that the cytotoxic
action present in the extract may be
essential for synergistic activities. It is
believed that the cytotoxic action both
arrests tumor growth and prevents cancer
cell reproduction as well as having and/or
producing a Tumor Necrosis Factorlike
activity. Research has proved conclusively
that Anvirzel™ is active on dual pathways at
the cellular level to both inhibit the
growth of tumor cells (through the
antiangiogenesis activity of the oleandrin)
and to promote apoptosis of the tumor cells.
vitro research has been conducted by Dr. Robert
Newman, Chief of Pharmacology, M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center (MDACC), Houston, Texas. Dr.
Newman has tested ANVIRZEL™. against a broad
spectrum of human malignant cell lines, and has
demonstrated that ANVIRZEL™ has a high order of
to the research being conducted by M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center, concurrent research is being
conducted by Dr. Wendell Winters, a noted
immunologist with the University of Texas Health
Science Center in San Antonio,Texas. Dr.
Winter's work has confirmed that ANVIRZEL™ has
been "shown to stimulate the immune system by
stimulation of the function and capability of
specific subsets of mononuclear cells." In
addition, Dr. Winters' research has shown that
ANVIRZEL™ specifically stimulates T and B
lymphocytes, the cell-mediated and the humoral
mediated immune systems.
2000, a USFDA approved study entitled "Phase I
Study of ANVIRZEL™ in Patients with Advanced
Solid Tumors" was commenced under the direction
of Ronald Buckowski, M.D. at Cleveland Clinic in
its strong cytotoxic effect in combination with
an equally strong immunomodulatory effect,
ANVIRZEL™ is indicated as a therapy, both
primary and adjuvant, for cell proliferative
disease (cancer), certain viral disease, and
autoimmune/inflammatory disease. Clinical
application of ANVIRZEL™ in the United States,
Ireland, and Honduras has demonstrated efficacy
against various neoplastic disease, hepatic
disease such as Hepatitis C, late and early
stage HIV/AIDS, as well as
autoimmune/inflammatory disease such as
rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. The results
have been determined both by the clinical
practitioner and independent laboratory analysis
using PET, CT scan, MRI, and hematological
International Clinical Experience Using
ANVIRZEL™ Therapy International clinicians have
been treating patients suffering from the above
referenced disorders on a compassionate use
basis since 1997. Many of these patients were
previously diagnosed as terminal. These
clinicians have experienced a very high level of
success with disease stabilization, partial
remission, and complete remission, almost always
accompanied by a very marked improvement in the
patients' quality of life.
Villatoro of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Former
Executive Director of the Honduran Institute of
Social Security (administrator of the public
health system) has since January of 1999 been
conducting a compassionate use trial with
ANVIRZEL™ for HIV (SIDA) patients in
Tegucigalpa. His early results indicate a strong
level of response to ANVIRZEL™ therapy with a
feeling of homeostasis (feeling of well being)
and an improved quality of life, as well as
significant improvement in their immune systems.
(Reports that slipped out in late 1999 showed
that Anvirzel reversed AIDS, no matter what the
phase of the disease, arthritis, psoriasis,
hepatitis C, and even diabetes in some cases.
Initially, Anvirzel was thought to work only on
cancers found early, however, very positive
results have been found in people given just
weeks to live. To top this all off, Anvirzel
seems to be the first cancer remedy to show
positive results for leiomyosarcoma, probably
the deadliest of cancers. Anvirzel also crosses
the blood-brain barrier (like Poly-MVA) and
gives hope to people with brain tumors.)
Thread" running through almost all of the
clinical records of the patient population using
ANVIRZEL™ on a compassionate use basis has been
the marked improvement in the "quality of life"
of those patients. This includes, but is not
limited to, homeostasis, marked improvement in
pain management with elimination of or marked
reduction in use of analgesics, positive
response to antibiotics, increased appetite with
concomitant weight gain, and increase in energy
with reduction of fatigue.
studies. A toxicity study was performed by
Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, AL, on
28 beagle dogs, and the study states, "No
clinical signs of toxicity were noted in any of
the dogs in this study..." Another lethality
assessment of ANVIRZEL™ in a murine (laboratory
mouse) population was conducted by Southwest
Research Institute, San Antonio, TX., and the
study states, "On the day of NOI (Nerium
Oleander Extract Injectible) administration and
over a subsequent 14 day post dose period, none
of the treated animals showed any pathological
signs or ill effect of the injections as
assessed by daily morbidity and mortality
of toxicity have been received from clinicians
supervising patients experiencing Anvirzel™
publishing our last newsletter, in which we discussed
this new immune booster EpiCor, I got about four letters
in the first week telling me, hey, if this comes from
their products, wouldn't it be cheaper to buy a fifty
pound bag of their fermented yeast product than buy a
bottle of pills that lasts a month?
that's exactly what I thought, and I went right out and
ordered a fifty pound bag of Diamond V XPC.
everything else I get, the first thing I put the XPC
into was a smoothie. It's not very good tasting.
However, I'm now giving it to my chickens and my dogs.
As for me, I'm still using it in my smoothies, but I've
started adding it to our super muffin recipes.
first thing we created after the last newsletter, was a
brand new muffin we called: The Most Expensive Muffins
in the World. This was because we calculated that the
cost of all ingredients added up to about $2.75 cents
per muffin. Because of all the ingredients we put into
the muffins, we called them Longevity Muffins.
those of you who want to try the Diamond V XPC but don't
want to have to buy a fifty pound bag for $90.00, for a
fifteen dollar donation to this web site, I will share
with you some from my own personal supply of the Diamond V XPC
and mail it to you. Having said this, I make no promises
concerning the benefits of XPC and if you're sick, go
find a health care professional.
Ahhhhgggg! Boy, did
we get mail! Ron wants to thank all those who bought his
products over the holiday season, and into the new year.
He's been surprising buyers with free lip balm, that he
makes only for friends and family.
consuming and expensive,” Ron told me. “But for your
readers, I'm gonna send them a little gift if they order
two or more products.” [Update Nov 07: The free gift
offer has ended, and Ron thanks all those who have
ordered his amazing products.]
Already people are
telling us their experiences. A woman with diabetic
sores that responded to nothing, suddenly healed in just
under three weeks with HealonPF™. One person sent
for a bottle of HealonPF™ for hemorrhoids, got such quick
relief, that she quickly ordered two more bottles, one
for a friend. Two people reported that the swelling from
spider bites (brown recluse) went down within hours from
applying the HealonPF™.
Those using the
lip balm tell us that it's perfect on their crow's feet.
And the number of
people who wrote us that the SugarFoot is the best thing
they've ever found for dry, cracking skin. However, to
get to the root of dry cracking skin, increase your
vitamin E (mixed tocopherols and mixed tocotrienols),
your omega-3s, and keep your probiotics in your gut
A few people have
inquired into selling Ron's products under their own
label, and as always, they would really like to know how
to make them. Ron has told me that he's more then
willing to give out the formulas, but that those who put
them together won't get even half the healing power of
his products, because of the ingredients.
Not all ingredients
are created equally. For example, take a trip over the
web searching for Tea Tree oil. You'll find retail
prices anywhere from $.68/per ounce to $4.95/ounce. Then
you have to ask yourself, how much did the distributor
pay for the original Tea Tree oil.
Ron pays his
supplier $3.80 per ounce for his own Tea Tree oil that
has been distilled according to his strict instructions.
Because they have to maintain temperature stability, it
has to be made in very small batches. Ron won't sell you
his Tea Tree Oil at all. It's his proprietary product.
So, knowing how to make Ron's formulas, doesn't do you
any good without Ron's proprietary ingredients.
Once again, every
first aid kit should have a bottle of HealonPF™. There is
no expiration date on the bottle. Bottles that are 7 and
8 years old show no signs of breaking down. And if you
need it, then you'd better have it on hand.
We will post before
and after pictures when they start coming in. If you have
your own, feel free to send them to us.
This is the real
thing. No fruit juice added, no preservatives added,
just pure noni juice from the fruit and leaves. And,
That is ALL we can
tell you now, because now that we’ve found a source that
is really, really good, we’re going to do some more
Here are some
highlights of the research we will be publishing at this
site: Costa Rican noni has a more vitamin C than noni
from Tahiti. Noni not only boosts the immune system,
it’s an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, an
antiangiogenic agent (stops the growth of new blood
vessels to a tumor), and an analgesic (pain killer).
We also received
notice that only this noni was given as therapy to a
breast cancer patient, and she is now in remission.
the FDA is finally addressing the issue of conflicts of
interest. Sure, as you'll read below these are pretty
half-assed gestures, but they are a start in the right
direction after millions have died from pharmaceuticals.
10 of the 30 people who voted to pass Vioxx had taken
money from the makers of Vioxx.
In today's New York
Times, there appears a story by reporter Gardiner Harris
about FDA's new guidance intending to reduce conflicts
of interest on agency advisory boards. (Note: The story
refers to the proposal as "rules" but it is actually
"draft guidance" which, unlike rules/regulations, does
not carry the force of law.)
The guidance is a response to an increasing problem at
FDA: Scientists determining the public safety of drugs
and medical devices often have financial ties to the
products or industry on which they are commenting. There
are pros and cons to the draft guidance.
having obvious financial conflicts of interest of
more than $50,000 will not be able to serve on
with less significant conflicts of interest will be
able to serve but not vote.
addresses not just current financial conflicts of
interest, but those that have occurred in the past
The guidance is
loaded with loopholes, including reserving the right
of the FDA commissioner to grant waivers.
only addresses financial conflicts of interest, not
personal or professional. (This is politics!
Relationships and egos are important.)
guidance, not a regulation. Therefore, it "does not
operate to bind FDA or the public."
An advisor with
a significant financial conflict of interest may
still be able to serve (but not vote) if "the need
for the individual's services outweigh the potential
for a conflict of interest." Doesn't a big pile of
cash undermine the objectivity of an "expert?"
Shouldn't pharmaceutical expertise funded by a
pharmaceutical company be considered ill-gotten
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"The penalty that good men pay
for not being interested in politics is to be
governed by men worse than themselves." Abraham
Editor's Note: Health Care is political. I have been
very active politically for many years. The following
letter has been sent to all my congress-people, and to
many candidates for office. Feel free to copy it and
send it to your people in congress and your favorite
The last time I
checked, the World Health Organization ranked our health
care system 37th
in the world. We are ranked 20th
in infant mortality. We are ranked 20th
in longevity. However, our health care system is ranked
(highest) in cost.
An estimated 200,000
Americans are killed yearly by prescription drugs;
300,000 more die from hospital errors, infections picked
up in hospitals, malpractice, and mistakes. Many of
these figures have been published in JAMA and the New
England Journal of Medicine, and are, admittedly, low
With such a poor
health care system, I find it astonishing that
politicians feel that the main problem with our
health care is that too many people still do not have
access to it.
This kind of logic
is reminiscent of that Woody Allen joke where two women
are in a restaurant and one says to the other, “The food
in here is awful,” to which her friend responds, “Yes,
and such small portions.”
The plain truth
about our health care system is that it is a disease
care system whose bottom line is the almighty
dollar. It is fraught with fraud, redundancy, and just
plain bad science. Where our health care system excels
is in trauma care and diagnostics.
Those famous tobacco
industry scientists who for years told us tobacco was
not detrimental to our health have gone to work for the
AMA and now tell us that vitamins and supplements are
worthless, and that real health demands drugs. Our
health care is founded on the science of the lowest
bidder: if we grease enough palms, doctors will say
Medicine is a
powerful monopoly. Doctors, drug companies, and the FDA
are all in bed together. This is not an empty attack; it
is not a conspiracy theory; it’s simply the goal of
every monopoly: to crush the competition and gain market
share; it’s just business as usual.
Before we can have
universal health care, we must first create real
health care. We have to rid the system of fraud.
We can cut our
health care costs 9 billon dollars overnight by
outlawing cholesterol lowering drugs.
I’ve spent years
researching cholesterol, and there is not one
study that has shown that cholesterol causes heart
disease. All cholesterol lowering drugs, until the
recent Statin drugs, shortened life spans. Statin drugs
have extended life spans because they are also
anti-inflammatories; expensive anti-inflammatories that
could be replaced by Boswellia, an herb from the rain
forest that costs $12 per bottle, or replaced by
aspirin; although, it is not my personal choice.
Our elderly are
drugged into oblivion. Visit any elderly care site and
you’ll not find a single individual on fewer then three
drugs with far too many are on five to fifteen drugs.
Once you put a person on three or more drugs, all double
blind studies go out the window. No one can tell you the
overall results of overmedicating. This is quackery.
This is a
terrible problem. We might have a cure for cancer
but no one can profit from it. That’s a terrible
problem, because who will spend the billion dollars
required to prove this drug?
The problem is we
have a health care industry that profits from our being
ill, not from our being healthy. If we are healthy, the
And yet congress
keeps funding pharmaceutical companies and their
It is time to cut
corporate welfare to the pharmaceutical industry and put
that money into our universities. Universities can test
cheap alternatives objectively; therapies that
can profit no one but can save countless lives. We must
study and test non patentable therapies, or we’ll have
just more of the same: expensive, dangerous medicine
that might just kill more people than it cures.
The problem with our
health care system is not that people don’t have access
to it. The problem is that our health care system has
nothing to do with health.
objective of our medical schools is to teach physicians
to fix disease. Our medical schools know nothing about
health and wellness, and thus our physicians know
nothing about health and wellness. Our health care
system is diseased from the start; it is a disease care
We are what we eat,
breathe, drink, and think. Any physician who does not
believe this is not a healer. Any person who does not
believe this is deluded. Any politician who does not
believe this does not have a health care solution, and
universal health care is just corporate welfare and an
empty election promise.
Meet Dr Al Sears. We have long admired his work and
suddenly we are told he's pretty intrigued about our
work. So, we are forming a working relationship. In
future newsletters and at this site, we'll be posting
articles written by the good doctor and promoting his
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There is a simple truth about your diet and your health:
have been deceived into eating way too much
new study “proves” this to my satisfaction but will not
end the controversy because financial incentives distort
this simple truth.
will hear results from a new study in this week’s
JAMA by researchers at Stanford University. It was
the largest and best done study ever to compare popular
diets. It proved that women on the Atkins diet lost and
kept off significantly more weight than women on other
the end of one year, women on the Atkins diet lost an
average of 10 pounds versus just about 3 pounds for
followers of The Zone, Standard, or low-fat diets.
What’s more, women on the Atkins diet ended the year
with higher HDL (good cholesterol) and lower blood
spite of the persecution Atkins faced during his life,
he had correctly diagnosed the cause of the modern
epidemic of obesity. For the first time, he made it
clear that Americans were not getting fat because they
were consuming too much fat.
They were getting fat from eating too many carbs.
this Stanford study is not the first to prove Atkins
February 2003: A landmark study that compared the
American Heart Association’s low-fat diet to the Atkins
diet. The Atkins diet caused greater weight loss and
lowered cholesterol and triglycerides much more
effectively than a low fat diet of equal calories.
2003: The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine
published a study that found the Atkins approach beat
out the American Heart Association’s low fat approach
for both weight loss and blood fats improvement.
Nutrition Week 2003: National meetings recently
reported preliminary results of a study performed by
Heritage Medical Center on patients with Metabolic
Syndrome. Participants ate a low-carb diet for 18
months. Their LDL (“bad” cholesterol) reduced by an
average of 82%. HDL (“good” cholesterol) scores
increased by an average of 30%.
Atkins didn’t go far enough in providing a solution…
was right in noting that dietary fat was not the modern
change that had made us fat. But there are other issues
with modern fat he neglected:
must eat more “good” fats than “bad” fats.
implying that the modern over consumption of omega-6
fatty acids and trans fats in processed and artificially
created foods is okay, Atkins failed to get the solution
excess of omega-6 fats, which you’ll find in today’s
grain-fed meat, causes inflammation. And this internal
swelling leads to arthritis, heart disease and cancer.
Artificial trans fats clog your arteries and boost your
risk of heart attack.
get the most out of Atkins’ diet and legacy, cut down
your carbs as he recommends. But stay away from the bad
fats and focus on getting more of the healthy omega-3
do you get back your omega 3 fats we used to get from
the internal organs of our catch? Cod liver oil is the
most effective way I’ve found.
liver oil builds up your HDL (good cholesterol) and
lowers triglycerides (blood fats). It also improves
memory and relieves depression.
liver oil plays an important role in fat loss. I’ve seen
remarkable results in my patients. And that’s one I
never heard Atkins elucidate. Cod liver oil helps you to
lose fat by improving your response to blood sugar your
sensitivity to insulin. That’s why I use it to treat
diabetes. (And others have had good results.123)
Controlling your blood sugar and lowering your insulin
is the key to losing fat and keeping it off.
use 5 grams of cod liver oil daily. You can get our own
mercury and PCB-free pure Dr. Sears’ Brand Cod Liver
Your Good Health,
1 Lombardo YB, et
al. Dietary fish oil normalize dyslipidemia and glucose
intolerance with unchanged insulin levels in rats fed a
high sucrose diet. Biochim.Biophys.Acta
2 Chicco A, et al.
Effect of moderate levels of dietary fish oil on insulin
secretion and sensitivity, and pancreas insulin content
in normal rats. Ann.Nutr Metab 1996;40:61-70.
3 Shimizu H, et al.
Long-term effect of eicosapentaenoic acid ethyl (EPA-E)
on albuminuria of non-insulin dependent diabetic
patients. Diabetes Res.Clin Pract. 1995;28:35-40.
while we're on the subject of cod liver oil ...
We would be remiss
not to tell you of two new studies recently published on
Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention.
If you have breast
or colon cancer in your family, you are warned that you
are at risk for these two cancers.
As we’ve seen I this
newsletter, the only information most doctors have
access to is that vitamins will shorten your life.
However, the study
published online in the Journal of Steroid
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology concluded that
those women with the lowest amounts of vitamin D in
their blood had the highest rates of breast cancer. The
author’s of the study claim that increasing our vitamin
D intake to 2000 IU daily could reduce a woman’s risk of
breast cancer by 50%.
cancer study was published in the Journal of
Preventive Medicine. Quite astonishing, they
discovered the same thing that the breast cancer study
produced, that a daily intake of 2000 IU could cut the
risk of colorectal cancer 50%.
Remember: you can
get vitamin D in the sun, and in certain foods: salmon,
sardines, shrimp, milk, cod, and eggs. You are also free
to supplement with cod liver oil and vitamin D tablets.
Currently, the news media is abuzz with this one; some
people calling for organic pet foods, others initiating
a class action lawsuit, and the actual number of animals
affected depends on who's telling you.
pet lover, this is disturbing. Just luckily, none of the
foods I feed mine were tainted.
Engineered Food Disaster?
Michael W. Fox B.Vet.Med., Ph.D., D.Sc., M.R.C.V.S.
have received several letters from dog and cat
owners thanking me for‘saving their animal’s lives’ because they
were feeding them the kind of home-made diet that I
have been advocating as a veterinarian for some
years. These letters came after the largest pet food
recall in the pet food industry’s history.
On March 23, the
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
announced that they had found ‘rat poison’ in
contaminated wheat gluten imported from China was
responsible for the suffering and deaths of an as
yet uncounted numbers of cats and dogs across North
America. The poison is a chemical compound called
toxicologists with the ASPCA and American College of
Internal Veterinary Medicine shared my concern that
there may be some other food contaminant (s) in
addition to the aminopterin that was sickening and
killing many pets. Experts were not convinced that
the finding of rat poison contamination was the end
of the story.
On March 30, the
FDA reported finding a widely used compound called
melamine described as a chemical used in the
manufacture of plastics, as a wood resin adhesive
and protective, in the suspect pet foods. The FDA
claimed that the melamine was the cause of an as
yet uncounted number of cat and dog poisonings and
deaths. The FDA could not find the rat poison,
aminopterin, in the samples it analyzed. However a
lab in Canada, at the University of Guelph, has
confirmed the presence of rat poison.
Press cited the Environmental Protection Agency as
having identified melamine as a contaminant and
byproduct of several pesticides, including
cryomazine. People began to question if there is
also pesticide contamination of the wheat gluten. Is
there a possibility of deliberate contamination, or
is it the result of gross mismanagement and lack of
effective food-safety and quality controls that
accounts for levels of melamine reported to be as
high as 6.6% by in FDA analyzed samples of the wheat
A brief internet
search quickly reveals that the widely used insect
growth regulator cryomazine is not only made from
melamine, but it also breaks down into melamine
after ingestion by an animal. Wheat gluten is wheat
gluten, fit for human consumption, so the question
remains, what was wrong with this gluten that it was
only bought for use in pet food?
On April 3
Associated Press named the US importer as ChemNutra
of Las Vegas, reporting that the company had
recalled 873 tons of wheat gluten that had been
shipped to three pet food makers and a single
distributor who in turn supplies the pet food
hearings are now being called for by grieving pet
owners, and class action suits put together, this
debacle could have catastrophic consequences not
only for conventional agribusiness, of which the pet
food industry is a lucrative subsidiary, but also
for the agricultural biotechnology industry, with
its millions of acres of genetically engineered
crops around the world.
I reach this
conclusion, until there is evidence to the contrary,
for the following reasons:
1. The wheat gluten
imported from China was not for human consumption,
because, I believe, it had been genetically
engineered. The FDA has a wholly cavalier attitude
toward feeding animals such ‘frankenfoods’ but
places some restrictions when human consumption is
involved (yet refuses appropriate food labeling).
2. The ‘rat poison’
aminopterin is used in molecular biology as an
anti-metabolite, folate antagonist, and in genetic
engineering biotechnology as a genetic marker. This
could account for its presence in this imported
3. The ‘plastic’,
‘wood preservative’, contaminant melamine, the
parent chemical for a potent insecticide cyromazine,
could well have been manufactured WITHIN the wheat
plants themselves as a genetically engineered
pesticide. This is much like the Bt. insecticidal
poison present in most US commodity crops that go
into animal feed.
‘overexpression’ can occur when spliced genes that
synthesize such chemicals become hyperactive inside
the plant and result in potentially toxic plant
tissues, lethal not just to meal worms and other
crop pests, but to cats, dogs, birds, butterflies
and other wildlife; and to their creators. (For
details, see my book Killer Foods: What Scientists
Do to Make Food Better is Not Always Best. Lyon’s
How else can one
account for samples of pet food containing as much
as 6% melamine? It was surely not mixed in such
amounts when the wheat gluten was being processed,
but rather was already in
the wheat, along with the aminopterin genetic
marker. My suspicion is that the FDA was aware that
the gluten came from genetically engineered wheat
that was considered safe for animal consumption. To
admit that the gluten came from a genetically
engineered food crop could harm the US agricultural
biotechnology industry, and raise valid consumer
I could be wrong.
But a greater wrong is surely for the pet food
industry to use food ingredients and food and
beverage industry by-products considered unfit for
human consumption; to continue to do business
without any adequate government oversight and
inspection; and for government to give greater
priority and support to agricultural biotechnology (
that requires far more food quality and safety tests
and surveillance than conventional crops--- all at
the public’s expense0---than to organic, humane,
ecologically sound and safe food production.
I believe that
there is evidence of gross negligence, not simply on
the part of the pet food industry, but by all who
are responsible for food quality and safety in the
global market that is clearly dysfunctional. The Pet
Food Institute should start an emergency fund to
compensate all veterinary expenses incurred as a
result of this---and any future---mass poisonings of
people’s beloved animal companions.
Dr. Fox writes the syndicated
newspaper column Animal Doctor, with United
Features, NY, and is author of the forthcoming two
books on pet care, Dog Body, Dog Mind: Exploring
Canine Consciousness and Well-Being, and Cat Body,
Cat Mind: Exploring Feline Consciousness and Total
Well-Being, published by The Lyons Press. His
I must have received 30 emails with the
subject: Cheap, 'safe' drug kills most cancers.
Here's the story.
Cancer cells metabolize by fermentation.
Fermentation requires sugar and the by product is lactic
There is a condition in humans where
because of lack of oxygen, muscles overproduce lactic
acid. If you are a long distance runner, you know this,
because the day after you're muscles are in pain. That
pain is caused by lactic acid. Having too much lactic
acid in your system is called Lactic Acidosis.
cancer cure is called DCA or dichloroacetate has been
used to treat Lactic Acidosis. Thus, someone got the
idea to test this on cancer. If it stops the creation of
lactic acid, perhaps it could stop the same process in
cancer's metabolization (neat word; you'll only
find two incidences of it in online reference books).
Long story short,
it worked. Canadian scientists at the University of
Alberta in Edmonton found that DCA killed lung, breast,
and brain cancer cells, but not healthy human cells,
outside the body (in vitro).
Tumours in rats deliberately infected with human
cancer also shrank drastically when they were fed
DCA-laced water for several weeks. [NewScientist.com]
The article goes
on to quote the publication in which this study was
DCA attacks a unique feature of cancer cells: the
fact that they make their energy throughout the main
body of the cell, rather than in distinct organelles
called mitochondria. This process, called glycolysis,
is inefficient and uses up vast amounts of sugar.
Until now it had been assumed that cancer cells used
glycolysis because their mitochondria were
irreparably damaged. However, Michelakis's
experiments prove this is not the case, because DCA
reawakened the mitochondria in cancer cells. The
cells then withered and died (Cancer Cell,
Despite the fact
that many in the cancer industry would argue the point
about mitochondria in cancer cells, the theory goes on
that once re-awakened, they activate apoptosis (cell
death) in the cancer cells.
by DCA, mitochondria order the abnormal cancer cells in
a tumour to die.”
DCA is considered
“relatively safe” and very cheap. It is related to
chlorine, and heaven knows we don't have a lack of
chlorine in our society.
By the time I got
the 30th email on DCA from my wonderful readers, a quick
search of the web showed a flood of articles warning
people about DCA.
DCA does have side
effects: pain, numbness, and gait disturbances in
So now we have
articles telling us that we have a really cheap cancer
cure, which, they admit, no pharmaceutical company will
ever invest in because they couldn't possibly make a
profit from it (funny how everyone seems to agree on
this point, while the AMA calls this a conspiracy
theory) and others are warning us about DCA's dangers
and that we must proceed with caution and not give
cancer patient's false hope.
The first paper I
discovered that began the debunking of DCA was at the
American Cancer Society's pages, written by Dr Len
Lichtenfeld. He writes:
Before we replace
rational discourse with irrational exuberance, it is
my personal opinion that a bit of caution is in
order. The basic reason for my conservative view is
“been there, done that.”
has been the response of the ACS since it's inception.
They've trashed every cheap alternative to come down the
pike, even taking Gerson to congressional hearings for
promoting food therapies. Today, the ACS
publishes pamphlets on diet and nutrition and cancer as
if they discovered the connection.
The first thing
that Dr Lichtenfeld points out is that a quick scan of
medical literature and you'll discover that DCA causes
liver cancer in mice.
What he doesn't
tell us is that you have to dose the mice quite a bit to
get this; and this is why the mice in the Canadian study
didn't get the liver tumors.
The good doctor
goes on to tell of his experiences; how someone came out
and claimed to have a cure and sure enough, after a
thorough examination it turned out to be a dead end.
doctors test inexpensive cancer therapies, they do have
a tendency to fail, mainly because the study was
designed to fail. All you have to do is read the story
Hydrazine Sulfate. If not for the Russians testing
HS years later, we'd still think the stuff was useless.
However, the scientist who initially studied HS was
proved out. His estimates of the efficacy were exactly
what the Russians found in their study.
“It is way too
soon to know whether this is a cancer treatment
breakthrough or an urban legend or something in
between,” Dr Lichtenfeld tells us, but then again, he's
an oncologist and not a cancer patient.
The number of
articles warning people about self medicating with DCA
or telling us to sit back and let the system work (as if
it's ever worked) are quickly approaching the number of
articles praising this new and possible cancer cure.
Where do I stand
on it? Read our article
Medicine. In there I propose that universities, with
funding by the government (the one of the people, by the
people, and for the people), test non patentable
It takes about a
billion dollars to pass a drug thru the FDA (and then it
still might kill you).
As the original
article in New Scientist magazine says:
The next step is to run clinical trials of DCA in
people with cancer.
These may have to be funded by charities,
universities and governments: pharmaceutical
companies are unlikely to pay because they can't
make money on unpatented medicines. The pay-off is
that if DCA does work, it will be easy to
manufacture and dirt cheap. [From issue 2587 of New
Scientist magazine, 20 January 2007, page 13]
conspiracy theory again: pharmaceutical companies are
mean and hateful and only interested in profits.
No, not really.
It's business as usual.
Before I leave
this subject, I should tell you that there's a web site
that is already up and running that will keep us all
updated on DCA's progress:
Next, I ran across
an article on DCA that came to the same conclusion we
have, but then the author says:
Anyway, you’ve learned
more about DCA than you care to, or need to, know.
That’s because there is another small molecule that
deserves more attention. Like DCA, it is a small
molecule that can enter the cell nucleus and switch
genes on or off. It is perceived by the body as a
toxin, but actually is non-toxic, and it is very
stealth, it can penetrate any resistant cancer cell.
It works in a similar manner to DCA by inducing
cancer cell death (apoptosis). The molecule is
resveratrol, known as a red wine molecule.
Resveratrol appears to kill off cancer cells by
depolarizing (demagnetizing) mitochondrial bodies
within tumor cells.
Resveratrol is 100
anti-cancer drugs in one. Resveratrol works in so
many ways to block cancer, researchers can’t find a
cancer-promotion pathway it doesn’t inhibit. It is
virtually non-toxic since, after oral ingestion, it
is quickly metabolized by the liver, attached to a
detoxification molecule called glucuronate, which
renders it harmless, though biologically inactive,
at least for a time. [About
the Latest Cancer Cure]
And as long as
we're talking about the buildup of lactic acid and loss
of oxygen. Nothing brings oxygen and a solid negative
electrical charge into the body like flax oil. We've
talked about this a lot at this web site, especially
Budwig's work, and the fine product
that has come out of her work.
The list goes on,
and on, but sadly, even science has a bottom line:
profits. So stay tuned for the next cheap alternative
that will be ignored by your cadre of oncologists.
Therapies, we modified our articles on ABM
Mushrooms, Organic Germanium, and Coley's Toxins (we
added a site that sells them, and one that is conducting
a clinical tiral). We have about seven more alternatives
to post. Hopefully we'll do those soon.
UV Light we've
added new pictures of Sunlight Therapy (Heliotherapy)
for TB, as well as a quick little list of what sunlight
can do for you.
UV Light, in the article on
Therapy, we list two more sites that offer this
therapy, one in Oklahoma and the other in Arizona.
We've taken down all
our water articles. We are currently researching and
will be rewriting them soon. It seems that one of our
sources for this information told us a lot of myths.
Because we had no one else at the time to bounce these
off, we were taken in. So, we have found a credible
source who is offering us a lot of his research, and we
will hopefully present it to you in the next newsletter.
We've published a
Near Death Experience in our section on the Spirit. This
NDE is considered one of the most unique, and most
extraordinary NDEs ever described. It is called
Through the Light.
We thank the author for his permission to republish in
our book Bypassing Bypass, and now that we've put the
book online (for free), we again thank him for his
contribution. I hope you'll all read it.
The Monsanto Video
on our home page
is missing. Why is it missing? Does Monsanto have enough
clout to force Google to remove the video? All we know
is that it no longer exists and we don't know where to
find another copy. If anyone out there knows who made
the video, or where it can be found, please pass this
information to us: [email protected].
The most important
article we've posted in a long time is called
Medicine. This should be the medicine of the future,
the medicine of today. Perhaps it will take over profit
driven medicine. Perhaps it won't. We can only pray.
the heading of Medical Fraud: Chemotherapy, we have two
responses to the articles by people familiar with this
stuff. Worth the read:
finally, we've published a series of three articles on
the politics of cancer that we got from our good friends
They are very important articles about a disease that
seems to touch us all. They're a bit overwritten, at
times; personally I don't think any sentence needs six
exclamation points, but the people are passionate, and
no one can blame them for that. Here is the first
article (the rest are linked):
Introduction to Alternative Cancer
Treatments - Part 1: The Medicine.
The natural way to clean your
Because of my hobby of
photography, I get as many letters about that as I do about
our articles. Many have asked about the camera equipment I
use, about how I got a particular shot, techniques, etc.
However, a lot of people ask me about the software I use
when working with my photos. Some have continued writing
asking about video editing software and rippers and DVD
Well, to tell the truth,
I'm not rich enough to buy a lot of programs, but I am
blessed with some great readers. Some have sent me
copies of software, others have contacted software
developers and asked them to send me copies.
You see, before I got
into writing about journalism, I was a computer expert.
My roots go way back to working with C/PM and beta
testing MS DOS 1.0.
I'm much too old to learn
new software quickly, but when it comes to reviewing
software, my readers would really appreciate software
that is easy to learn.
I have created a page
where I will be posting my reviews. Like everything I
write, they'll be understandable, enough to get you
started, and broad enough to give you a taste of the
software as if you had hands on experience.
Please note that only
that page exists for now. I'll be writing the reviews
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The worst that can happen
is that they can say “no.”
heard about Nutiva from a reader who complained about
hemp and flax products containing phytoestrogen (plant
estrogen). We’d known about flax, but not hemp. Yes,
there are phytoestrogens in both, but nothing compared
to the amounts in most soy products.
went to the Nutiva web site
to take a look. The products Nutiva manufactured sounded
interesting. For instance, here is what they say about
The powdered shakes contain nourishing
superfoods, such as hemp, blueberries, pomegranates,
açai and goji berries, maca root, and ramon nuts, that
are rich not only in protein but in minerals,
antioxidants, and healthful fatty acids. Hemp protein
contains 66 percent edestin—easier to digest than
soy—and, unlike most soy protein, isn’t processed with
us a package filled with a nice variety of their
things we tried were the shakes. The first one we tried
(a friend and myself) was the chocolate shake. No one
doesn’t like chocolate. We couldn’t think of a fruit
juice that would blend with chocolate, so we got some
organic skim milk. The shake? Not so hot. We really like
chocolate in this house.
shake we tried that day, was the Berry Pomegranate.
Since we had pomegranate juice in the house, we mixed
the powder up in 8 oz of that, and BINGO: that was a
night, we decided to try the last shake, the Amazon
Acai. We mixed it with orange juice, and then got a
little naughty and put in half a shot of Malibu Coconut
Rum. Now THIS shake was EXCELLENT, though not as healthy
with the rum in it. However humans do not live by health
foods alone, and this was a delightful combination.
sent us some of their Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
And yes, it was as good as any we’ve ever tasted.
they sent us something that seems to be sold out at
their site. They explain why this happens occasionally,
and we know you'll all want to try it: Organic shelled
The hemp is
from Canada. Canada seems to be a bit smarter than we
down here. Hemp is not Marijuana. Smoke it and you’ll
get a headache. It has no natural enemies, so it needs
not pesticides. If you grow it close together, it chokes
out all weeds, so it needs not herbicides. And finally,
there is more protein in an acre of hemp than in an acre
of soybeans. And if we’re looking for alternatives to
petrochemical oil from the Middle East, one acre of hemp
creates 20 barrels of oil.
immediately made, of course, MUFFINS!
Here is the
recipe we used:
Banana Chocolate Chip
cup Nutivia® Organic Shelled Hempseed
1 cup sifted coconut flour
¼ cup Diamond V XPC
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
½ cup coconut milk
2½ cups organic bananas
½ cup organic maple syrup
½ cup honey
¼ cup organic coconut oil (melted)
Large Milk Chocolate
Chips (about a cup…or more)
Makes 8 Texas Sized
(the big muffin pans are called Texas Muffin Pans here)
If you do not have the
coconut flour (we use coconut flour because it’s high in
both protein and fiber) you can substitute two cups of
organic whole wheat pastry flour, and remember to cut
the number of eggs to just two. Coconut flour requires
one egg per ounce of coconut flour.
Diamond V XPC is the product that stimulated the
research and production of Epicor. Please read above on
Epicor. Also note
that Diamond V XPC is NOT really required in this
recipe. The muffins are just as great without the XPC.
Combine all the dry
ingredients: Hempseed, flour, Diamond V XPC, salt,
baking powder, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger,
and cloves; set aside. Mix together (in a blender)
coconut milk, eggs, maple syrup, honey, bananas, and
melted coconut oil; and fold in the first dry ingredient
Note: Finely ground
Celtic Sea Salt can be substituted for Himalayan
Pour into oiled muffin
tins. It is at this point that I add the chocolate
chips. We use milk chocolate extra large chips from our
food co-op; they are milk chocolate and are much larger
than your original chocolate chip. The chocolate is Fair
Trade (meaning the people who produce it make a living
wage). I simply fill each muffin location nearly to the
top and add some chocolate chips.
Bake at 340 degrees
until the mixture begins to rise (about five minutes),
then drop the temperature to 325 and bake for about 15 -
20 minutes more. If you press the tops and they bounce
back, they're done. At our place, they're ready in just
13 to 15 minutes more after lowering the temp, but we
have a convection oven.
Now, these muffins
were not as healthy as the Omegasentials version which
had fish oils and more fiber than these, but these
muffins were light and delicious. One taster said that
they were like “fine pastries.” But yes, Hempseed are
rich in your omega-3 essential fatty acids, so these are
some very healthy snacks.
Finally, they sent us
some of their snack bars, with hemp seed, nuts, some had
flax seed, but darn, I got to taste only one. I had
friends over and they went really quickly. Great healthy
snacks charged with honey for quick energy.
Health food doesn’t
have to be boring.
Nutiva® is a fine
company and deserves our business. They donate some of
their profits to non profit organizations, they make
healthy products, and their prices are very reasonable.
We’re proud that they allowed us to enjoy their
products, and hope all of you will visit their website:
The term Body Burden is relatively new.
Since the year 2000, the
Environmental Working Group has conducted a number
of studies aimed at determining the chemicals in our
Body Burden is the
amount of toxic substances in your body. Some will be
there permanently, as the body does not have a method of
There have been found some 455
chemical toxins, pesticides, pollutants, and a variety
of manufacturing chemicals in blood, urine, and breast
We've already talked about the rocket
fuel found in breast milk and DNA adducts of Benzine
(attached to a newborn baby's DNA).
But we're not about to stop. We have a
few articles we will post here and others we will link
The Frightening Truth About Household
Children in America today inhabit a world
that is vastly different from that of two generations
ago. The traditional infectious diseases have been
largely eradicated. The expected life span of a baby
born now in the United States is 20 years longer than
that of a child born at the beginning of the 20th
century. But children today face hazards in the
environment that were neither known nor suspected only a
few decades ago. There have been at least 75,000 new
synthetic chemicals developed and dispersed into our
environment and fewer than half of these compounds have
ever been tested for their potential toxicity to humans
and fewer still have been assessed for their toxicity to
children, according to the Office of Children's Health
Protection of the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Children's Environmental Health Basics: A Brief Fact
Sheet lists historical facts that show an increase in
birth defects, behavioral disabilities and serious
illnesses in children as the production of synthetic
chemicals has increased over the past half-century.
According to America's Children and the
Environment: Measure of Contaminants, Body Burdens and
Illnesses (2003), the incident of cancer in children
jumped 26% between 1975 and 1998. The report, In Harm's
Way, authored by Greater Boston Physicians for Social
Responsibility, links chemicals widely used by industry
and commonly found at home to learning, behavioral and
developmental disabilities. Many of us assume that if
products are sold in stores, they are safe.
Unfortunately, most of the chemicals in ordinary
products that we use or are exposed to every day have
not been tested for safety. In the article Making
Informed Decisions: Why it is Important to Know What's
in the Products You Use by Andrea DesJardins of Earth
Angels Association/Health & Environmental Resource
Center, DesJardins points out that the liver (our body's
most important detoxification organ) can lose as much as
70% of normal functioning before symptoms of liver
disease surface. This is just one of the reasons we
should all be selective in choosing safe products for
The United States Environmental
Protection Agency has put together a great tool for
educating children on the hazards of chemicals in
everyday household products. Learn About Chemicals
Around Your House is interactive, fun and very
informative for adults too!
This article is not intended to scare,
but to educate you so that you can be selective in
choosing products that you bring home. It is YOUR
responsibility to replace the products in your home with
safer products for the protection of your children. It
is OUR responsibility as we become more informed, to
tell our friends and neighbors to stop using products
that contain dangerous chemicals hazardous to both their
health and the environment.
The MOM Team educates families on
household wellness and shows you how to convert your
home to environmentally safe products. We focus on
Complete Family Wellness: As you improve your physical
wellness, reduce financial pressures and free up your
time, you will find yourself in the best position to
focus on the needs of your family.
"By the year 2010, an additional $1
Trillion dollars of the US economy will be devoted to
the Wellness Industry. People are becoming concerned
with the consequences of not living a healthy
Show Many Perfumes Don’t Pass the Toxicological
by Connie McDanel
centuries, perfumes have been making an elegant mark
on the world. Once used to cover up personal
olfactory shortcomings, today these products are
used for less urgent and more positive purposes. A
new study of popular perfumes, however, says that
these products are hardly heaven scent. Instead, too
many contain harmful chemicals in unfortunate
A new report
from Greenpeace has found that many of the world’s
best-selling perfumes contain hazardous levels of
certain dangerous chemicals. The organization had
the Dutch chemistry lab TNO Environment and
Geosciences analyze 36 randomly selected perfumes
for the presence of two known toxic hazards:
phthalates and synthetic musks, and discovered that
both types of chemical were present in the vast
majority of samples.
Thirty-four of the tested perfumes were found to
contain (DEP) diethyl phthalate. The highest levels
were found in Calvin Klein’s Eternity for Women,
which contained DEP levels of 2.2% by weight. Other
heavy hitters included Melvita’s Iris Blue (1.1% by
weight) and Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Le Male
(just under 1% by weight).
musks were found in 21 of the tested samples. The
highest total quantities of these synthetic musks
were found in the Body Shop’s White Musk (9.4% of
total volume by weight), Gaultier’s Le Male (6.4% by
weight), and Cartier’s Le Baiser Du Dragon (4.5% by
phthalates and synthetic musks are hazardous to
human health. Phthalates are solvents added to
perfume formulas because they have an ability to
easily evaporate at room temperature. This makes
them ideal carriers for perfume fragrances. With
phthalates added to its formula, a perfume becomes
more "smellable" as evaporating phthalate molecules
carry the scent with them into the air.
Unfortunately, this ability to enter the air means
that phthalates can also easily enter the lungs and
the body, where they cause all kinds of havoc.
Emerging evidence has linked exposure to phthalates
to reproductive and developmental disorders, cancer,
organ damage, childhood asthma, and allergies.
musks are fragrances manufactured to replace the
very expensive natural musks once traditionally used
to make perfumes. These compounds have found a home
in an a wide variety of scented products including
laundry detergents, air fresheners, hand creams, and
soaps. As with phthalates, synthetic musks persist
in the environment and the human body, where they
accumulate as part of the body burden of toxic
chemicals that builds up over time in our tissues.
Although definitive research is needed, initial
studies of synthetic musks suggest that like many
other persistent chemicals they, function as
hormone-mimicking endocrine disruptors in animals,
including humans, and may affect reproductive
functions. According to an article in the April
28th edition of the
International Herald Tribune, Croatian and
American scientists have also discovered that these
compounds disrupt the system used by mussels to
prevent toxins from entering cells. This research is
troubling because the human body uses virtually the
same biological process to protect its own cells
from toxic invaders.
exception of natural products, virtually all scented
products from household cleaners to
scratch-and-sniff kids books use artificial scents
like synthetic musks because they are far cheaper to
produce. Pound for pound, a natural scenting agent
can cost as much as four thousand times its
many modern products contain them, a recent
government report targeted synthetic fragrances as
one of the six categories of chemicals that should
be given the highest priority for neurotoxicity
testing along with insecticides, heavy metals,
solvents, food additives, and air pollutants.
84% of the ingredients used in today’s synthetic
fragrances have never been tested for human
toxicity, or have had only minimal testing. In a
list of 2,983 chemicals used by the fragrance
industry, the National Institute of Occupational
Safety and Health identified 884 toxic substances.
These compounds are capable of causing breathing
difficulty, allergic reactions, multiple chemical
sensitivities, and other serious maladies, including
neurological damage. Key among these toxins are
petroleum-derived VOCs, which are the actively
"smell-able" components of virtually every synthetic
fragrance. For it’s part, the FDA has acknowledged
that the incidence of adverse reactions to perfume
products appears to be increasing and that these
reactions involve the immune and neurological
consumers are advised to take the following
perfumes and colognes. Substitute natural essential
oils if you’d like to scent your body on special
product labels carefully. Personal care products
must list all their ingredients and many household
cleaners will list at least some. Unless the
manufacturer specifically references the use of a
naturally-derived fragrance, assume that the product
contains synthetic fragrances and avoid it.
Similarly, consumers should assume that generic
mentions of "scent" or "fragrance" refer to
• If you
like scented products, pick those that use natural
scents or essential oils to provide a pleasant
products are another alternative, but be aware that
even products with no smell may be using synthetic
fragrances to mask existing odors and produce a
• If you
need to deodorize a room, don’t use air fresheners,
which are typically loaded with synthetic fragrances
that simply overwhelm bad smells.
“What strange beings
we are!” noted the 13th Century mystic Rumi, “That
sitting in Hell at the bottom of the dark, we are afraid
of our own immortality!” Perhaps it is actually the
power to choose our immortality, as well as everything
from our personal healing to the peace of our world,
that truly frightens us!
A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that it
is us —our consciousness— that holds the key to life and
even reality itself! In 1967 the pioneering physicist
Konrad Zuse married the ideas of consciousness with
modern technology and proposed that our universe works
like a massive consciousness computer. And just as every
computer translates “Input-commands” into
“Output-results,” our cosmic consciousness computer
appears to do precisely the same thing! When we
translate our deepest beliefs into the reality of our
world, we are literally re-writing the code that makes
the universe appear as it does.
Living In A Participatory Universe
A series of breathtaking discoveries has given us a
powerful new way to think of our role in the universe.
Rather than the conventional view that suggests we are
passive observers, living a brief moment of time in a
creation that already exists, the discoveries suggest
that it is actually consciousness itself that is
responsible for the existence of the universe! Perhaps
the most revolutionary discovery supporting this idea,
is the scientific fact that when we look at the stuff
our world is made of — tiny quantum particles such as an
electron, for example — the very act of us watching that
electron changes the way it behaves in our presence.
What’s more, the longer we look, the more it changes! In
1998, scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of
Science documented this phenomenon showing that “the
greater the amount of ‘watching,’ the greater the
observer’s influence on what actually takes place.”
(Nature, Feb. 26, 1998) Citing such experiments,
Princeton University physicist John Wheeler suggests
that we not only play a role in the creation of our
everyday world, but we play the prime role in what he
calls a “participatory universe.” Wheeler states that we
can no longer think of ourselves merely as onlookers who
have no effect on the world around us, because it is
impossible to simply watch. If we are alive and
conscious, then we are affecting our world. “The old
word ‘observer,’” he says, “simply has to be crossed off
the books…and we must put in the new word
‘participator!” The key to Wheeler’s proposition is the
word “participatory.” In a participatory universe, you
and I are part of the equation. We are both creating the
events of our lives, as well as the experiencers of what
we create. Both are happening at the same time! In other
words, we are like artists expressing our deepest
passions, fears, dreams, and desires through the living
essence of a mysterious quantum canvas. The difference
between us and conventional artists, however, is that we
are the canvas, as well as the images upon the canvas.
We are the tools as well as the artists using the tools.
And just as artists refine an image until it is just
right in their minds, we may think of ourselves as
perpetual artists, building a creation that is ever
changing and never ending. Through our artist’s palette
of beliefs, judgments, emotions, and prayers, we find
ourselves in relationships, jobs, and situations of
support and betrayal that play out with different people
in different places. What a beautiful, bizarre, and
Living from the Answer
From the perspective of us participating in an
ever-changing universe, the solution to any condition is
a change in attitude and belief. And this is the great
secret of propelling our heart’s desires from the
possibility of imagination, to the reality of our
everyday lives. The key is our ability to feel as if our
dreams have already come to life, our prayers already
answered, and live from that feeling. There is a subtle,
and yet powerful difference between working toward a
result, and feeling from that result. When we work
toward something, we embark upon an open-ended and
never-ending journey. While we may identify milestones,
and set goals to get us closer to our accomplishment, in
our mind we are always “on our way” to the goal, rather
than in the experience of accomplishing our goal. This
is precisely why Neville’s invitation to “enter the
image” of our heart’s desire and “think from it” is so
powerful in our lives. In the ancient studies of martial
arts, we see a beautiful metaphor in the physical world
for precisely the way this principle works in
consciousness. When martial artists choose to break a
concrete block as a demonstration of focus, for example,
the very last thing in their minds is the place where
their hand will touch that block. The key is to place
our focus upon the completed act: the healing already
accomplished, or the brick already broken. As a student
of the martial arts, I was taught to do this by focusing
on a point in space that is beyond the bottom of the
block. The only way that my hand could be at that point
was if it had already passed through the brick. In this
way, I was thinking from the completion, rather than how
hard it would be to get to the completion. I was feeling
the joy of what it feels like to accomplish the act,
rather than all of the things that must happen before I
could be successful. This simple example offers a
powerful analogy for precisely the way that
consciousness seems to work. And this is the great
secret that has been protected and preserved for us in
wisdom of our past. From the monasteries of Egypt and
Tibet to the forgotten texts of our most cherished
traditions we are reminded that we are part of, rather
than separate from, the world around us. As part of
everything we see, we have the power to participate —
not control or manipulate — but to consciously chart the
course of our lives and our world. Please don’t be
deceived by the simplicity of contemporary philosopher
Goddard Neville’s words when he suggests that all we
need to do is to “assume the feeling of our wish
fulfilled.” In a participatory universe of our own
making, why would we expect that peace, healing, and a
long and healthy life should be any more difficult?
Blood and Cellular Matrix Study of the Body
Live Blood and Cellular Matrix Study is on going and
looking for new members to confirm the existing
literature and the preliminary results we have
observed regarding organic sulfur (pure crystal
methylsulfonylmethane, free of pulverization and
anti caking additives ) as a way to address sulfur
deficiency due to the use of chemical fertilizers
and over processing of our food.
Sulfur Cycle begins in the ocean where volcanic
activity releases magna directly into salt water.
The sulfur is released directly into the sea and is
consumed by plankton. In the ocean these
microscopic organisms are the beginning of the
oceanic food chain as we know it.
sulfur not consumed by even the great whales
evaporates into the atmosphere and falls with rain
to provide sulfur for the plants, animals and
finally man in this mineral dance of life. As long
as the fires from within continue to make
“brimstone” which is released into the oceans the
sulfur cycle should remain unbroken.
be contributing to global warming. But man is
responsible for breaking the sulfur cycle by
producing artificial fertilizer utilizing the same
heat necessary to produce under sea organic sulfur.
But the sulfur that was present in the crude oil
from which the fertilizers are made from is
vaporized into the atmosphere as sulfates and
sulfites. These compounds of sulfur are not bio
available to animals or for that matter even
plants. Sulfur is one of the universal bonding
elements, there is a sulfate or sulfite for almost
every other mineral on the periodic table. When bio
available sulfur falls with the rain it is bound up
by the fertilizers which are devoid of sulfur.
ask what is sulfur necessary for?
based amino acids is one answer that comes to mind,
but the interaction with oxygen may be the key to
the discussion regarding our health. Sulfur is our
primary oxygen transport mineral. Whether oxygen
is carried in the cardiovascular system or the
lymphatic system a permeable cell membrane is
necessary for the transport of oxygen across the
cell membrane and it appears that is what sulfur
does. It keeps the cell membrane pliable to allow
the transport of oxygen and the elimination of
not a catalyst in the strict chemical sense but acts
as an enabler of oxygen transport across the cell
membrane. Our cells and all the cells of the
organisms with which we share this planet are in a
continual cellular regenerative process. Plants are
easier to understand because they grow from within
and push the old cells outward. Animals regenerate
their cells in situ, and dispose of the old cells
through the lymph system along with the work of the
“garbage men” of mammals, the virus. But you may
say the virus is our enemy? When our system becomes
acidic or anaerobic this is true, but most of the
viruses we must contend with are already in our
bodies, waiting dormant to clean up weak or dying
Study has observed thanks to the willingness of it
members to answer simple questions regarding their
health, diet and meds has been an interesting
examples of cellular regeneration across a very wide
spectrum. Naming the diseases or maladies which
have responded is unnecessary being that almost all
of those maladies respond to increased intracellular
oxygen. But what the respondents have stated
regarding their meds was at first a big surprise
while now it is one of the areas we track with great
interest. In a nut shell over 80% of the Study
members have ceased taking the drugs whether OTC or
prescribed since beginning their use of Organic
Sulfur. This was done voluntarily by the members of
the Study, we have never suggested that any member
stop taking their prescribed meds nor those which
they purchased from the ads they had seen on the
Pauling is often quoted: “If we search carefully we
will find a mineral deficiency as a source for all
of the diseases of modern man. The Study believes
that sulfur is one of those forgotten minerals which
fits Dr Pauling’s statement even though we have not
found any reference to sulfur in his writings.
participate in the Study three things are
necessary: One, purchase Organic Sulfur from the
Study. Two, email a 3 mega pixel ( or higher,
digital photograph of the face ( top of head to the
neck ) to the Study. From beginning of the sulfur
regimen and at subsequent periods i.e. three months
and six months, etc. The Study compares the
“magnified” cellular matrix of these photographs
looking for changes in that cellular matrix of the
skin cells. Being that cellular regeneration
occurs throughout the body human we believe that
observed changes can be correlated with the changes
described by the members regarding their health.
The Study believes that “how are you feeling” is a
reasonable question especially when tied to changes
in diet and the nature of the meds that are taken to
address those issues which are considered “ill
health.” We are what we eat.
specific medical issues that the Study is
interested, HIV/AIDS, Hep C with liver degeneration,
cancer especially when treated with chemotherapy and
pulmonary issues of all types especially those which
cause degeneration of the alveoli of the lungs. In
many instances these are viral in nature and the
Study believes that no virus can replicate in cells
with adequate intracellular oxygen. If that sounds
too simple consider the types of therapy which are
presently offered for these people who suffer from
these maladies and the fact that Organic Sulfur has
never been described as creating an adverse side
effect, detoxification yes but no adverse side
effects. The other medical issues which do not seem
to viral in nature are those incurable conditions
such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple
Sclerosis, Stroke, and any disease entity which at
present has no or little medical solutions.
Cellular regeneration is how we are made from one
cell and if regenerating those cells in a healthy
manner has anything to do with intracellular oxygen
then possibly sulfur’s ability to enable
intracellular oxygen could be of benefit.
Sulfur is not a silver bullet, but the oxygen it
enables could be considered one.
Sulfur alone does not heal or cure any disease
entity but the oxygen it enables can.
Sulfur does not create overnight solutions to
disease nor does the oxygen it enables but when
you consider that it takes seven years to
regenerate all of cells of our body those which
regenerate the fastest are seen to regenerate in
a more healthy manner when oxygen is available
for that regeneration.
economy is not about to become truly organic
overnight, bio friendly is the term used in Europe,
but the Study believes that until our food again has
all the minerals we need for proper cellular
regeneration that recreating the sulfur cycle within
our bodies could be an effective way to allow oxygen
to be part of healthy cellular regeneration.
have any questions or wish to join the Study please
Live Blood and Cellular Matrix Study of the Body
Human Project [email protected]
Medical Technique Making a Comeback for Heart
by Wendy Potter, BA
This article came from an online newsletter I receive
called DOCTORS HEALTH e-BULLETIN published by the
Doctors Health Press. We have heard from many sources
that this "technique" is making a comeback. However,
please read the note at the end of the article.
It might sound like
something from the Middle Ages, conjuring up dark images
for many of us, but blood-letting is now being
considered as a potentially beneficial treatment for
some heart disease patients.
Blood-letting was a
medical practice that was used quite commonly during
ancient times, in many different cultures, and right up
to the 19th Century. Basically, it was thought that
removing substantial quantities of blood from the body
would prevent or cure many different conditions for a
variety of reasons that we won't go into right now. For
the most part, this technique has died out, as it proved
to be ineffective (and sometimes dangerous). However,
it's currently being investigated for a few diseases,
including peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
professionals believe that there is a link between a
high level of iron in the body and the risk of
developing heart disease. However, this theory is
controversial. It is thought that the body, unable to
excrete iron (except in the case of premenopausal
women), can build up the mineral to a point where it can
cause oxidative damage. For this reason, it makes sense
that bringing the level of iron in the body down could
reduce a person's vulnerability to heart problems.
That's the reasoning
behind this latest study, anyway. So, to see if there
could be such a link, researchers decided to see if
removing blood (thus, iron) could help people with PAD.
disease (PVD) can affect the veins, arteries, or lymph
vessels. PAD is the most prevalent form of this disease
-- eight to 12 million Americans are living with it.
What occurs is that fatty deposits ("plaque") build up
on the inner artery walls, slowing down and sometimes
blocking blood flow. Eventually, such a blockage can
lead to heart attack or stroke.
thing about this condition is that many people,
especially women, don't realize that they have it. One
reason is that 75% of PAD sufferers have absolutely no
symptoms at all. A second reason is the insidiousness of
the most common symptom: cramping in the hips, thighs,
or calves. This is caused by "intermittent claudication,"
which basically means that, because the arteries are
blocked by plaque, not enough blood is getting to your
muscles, causing pain.
However, most people
don't pay much attention to cramps, leaving PAD to
flourish untreated. If you're feeling any type of pain
in your leg area while moving, make sure you mention it
to your doctor.
The recent PAD trial
was based on within the Department of Veterans Affairs
Cooperative Studies Program's Iron and Atherosclerosis
Study (FeAST), which occurred between 1999 and 2005.
U.S. researchers performed a random study involving
1,277 adults with PAD. Half of the patients received
blood-letting therapy, also known as "phlebotomy," every
six months. The other half was maintained as a control
At the end of the
study, there was no significant difference between the
groups when it came to mortality rate, either due to any
cause or to heart attack/stroke. However, when looked at
from an age standpoint, the numbers took on a different
meaning. Study subjects between the ages of 43 and 61
who had had blood-letting saw some significant benefit.
were 54% fewer mortalities from all causes and 57% fewer
after non-fatal heart attack or stroke in this group.
Benefits were also seen in smokers and non-diabetics.
Therefore, blood-letting could have a role in preventing
heart-disease-related deaths -- but only if it's done
early enough in life. More studies need to be done in
order to back up these findings before blood-letting can
be recommended as a prevention technique in PAD.
A major health alert has been issued on a
class of drugs that treats anaemia. The drugs, known as
erythropoiesis stimulating agents, cause fatal cancers
and heart problems.
In an earlier study that involved 1,432
patients, 222 suffered heart problems, some of which
America’s drugs watchdog, the Food and
Drug Administration, has issued a federal alert about
the drugs, and will review their continued availability
at a meeting next month. In the meantime, the FDA is
advising doctors to keep dosages low.
The drugs are big business. In 2002, the
latest year when figures are available, global sales had
reached $8.1bn (£4.2bn), an increase of 18 per cent on
the previous year.
The drugs are routinely given to patients
who are anaemic following chronic renal failure, cancer,
chemotherapy treatment, or HIV and AIDS.
(Source: The FDA website).
Have you heard the fish oil
advertisements that tell you "We Icelanders live longer
than anyone else in the world!"
is enough that the people know there was an
election. The people who cast the votes
decide nothing. The people who count the
votes decide everything.” Joseph Stalin
Promise Her Anything
Team Bush took over the Republican Party and laid out
its promises to the American people. The following
pledges and claims are taken directly from the 2000 GOP
“Trust, pride, and respect: we pledge to restore these
qualities to the way Americans view their government.”
Keeping Intelligence Free of Politics "Nor should the intelligence community be made the
scapegoat for political misjudgments. A Republican
administration working with the Congress will respect
the needs and quiet sacrifices of these public servants
as it strengthens America's intelligence and
Diplomacy and Maintaining Allies “The arrogance, inconsistency, and unreliability of
the [Clinton] administration's diplomacy have undermined
American alliances, alienated friends, and emboldened
Endless Military Missions, Exit Strategies and Troop
Readiness "The current administration has casually sent
American armed forces on dozens of missions without
clear goals, realizable objectives, favorable rules of
engagement, or defined exit strategies.” [Emphasis
"Sending our military on vague, aimless, and endless
missions rapidly saps morale. Even the highest morale is
eventually undermined by back-to-back deployments, poor
pay, shortages of spare parts and equipment, inadequate
training, and rapidly declining readiness. When it comes
to military health, the administration is not providing
an adequate military health care system…"
Restoring the Rule of Law and the Justice Department The rule of law, the very foundation for a free
society, has been under assault, not only by criminals
from the ground up, but also from the top down. An
administration that lives by evasion, coverup,
stonewalling, and duplicity has given us a totally
discredited Department of Justice. The credibility of
those who now manage the nation’s top law enforcement
agency is tragically eroded. We are fortunate to have
its dedicated career workforce, especially its criminal
prosecutors, who have faced the unprecedented
politicization of decisions regarding both personnel and
Gas Prices (then $1.55 per gallon)
“Today, gas prices have skyrocketed, and oil imports are
at all-time highs....By any reasonable standard, the
Department of Energy has utterly failed in its mission
to safeguard America’s energy security. “
Did you know that:
hot dogs increases their risk of brain cancer by
yogurt, fruit punch and other red-looking grocery
products are often colored with dead, ground-up
cochineal beetles? The ingredient is called
"carmine," and it's made from insects. It's listed
right on the label of many of your favorite foods.
now "hide" MSG in safe-sounding ingredients like
yeast extract or torula yeast?
oranges are actually dipped in an artificial orange
dye in order to make them more visually appealing?
It's the same dye that's been banned for use in
foods because of cancer risk.
cookies are still made with hydrogenated oils that
contain trans fatty acids?
"healthy" or vegetarian foods also contain the very
same offending ingredients as conventional
Eating just one
serving of processed meats each day increases your
risk of pancreatic cancer by 67%?
color additive causes behavioral disorders in
And that 80% of
children diagnosed with ADHD can be outright cured
of the condition in two weeks by avoiding certain
ingredient in Slim Fast meal replacement shake
(powder form) is sugar?
dips don't even contain avocado? Instead, they're
made with hydrogenated soybean oil and artificial
Let's suppose that I interviewed David
Duke, the Louisiana politician who rails
against what he calls Jewish supremacy,
and also interviewed the lunatic
preacher who disrupted the funerals of
American servicemen with his message of
killing all the gays.
And let's suppose I presented these
men's views as typical of American
You'd say, and rightly so, that these
men are not representative of mainstream
Christianity, much less mainstream
America. Well, the same thing applies to
Islam. There are 1.2 billion Muslims in
the world. Broadcasting or reporting the
words of a few extremists does not
reflect mainstream Muslim thought.
Yellow journalism is never all right,
but as long as it's confined to
celebrities and other nonimportant
matters, it is at least not too harmful.
But yellow journalism applied to
national security and to foreign affairs
should be considered unacceptable.
A number of irresponsible journalists
and broadcasters, egged on by the crazy
neocons, are trying to duplicate the
mass fear of foreigners that
characterized earlier times in America
when demagogues spoke of the "yellow
peril." Now demagogues speak of the "jihadi
peril." And, as was inevitable, the
demagoguery slips away from Muslim
extremists and talks about Muslims and
Islam as if there were no difference.
Yes, there are some Muslim extremists,
just as there are some Christian
extremists, Hindu extremists, Jewish
extremists and so forth. Extremism is a
personality disorder not confined to any
one religion or political system. Anyone
can become infected with it.
Islam has been around for more than
1,300 years. The overwhelming majority
of Muslims are peaceful people, just
like you and I, and they are not
plotting to storm the citadels of the
West. Muslim countries are full of
universities, professors, poets,
novelists, scientists and engineers. It
was the Muslims who preserved the wisdom
of the classical world and passed it on
to the Europeans, thus making the
And there have been American Muslims
since at least the late 1800s. Most of
them so assimilated into American
society that no one noticed them. They
are as patriotic as any other American.
Most of the conflict in the Middle East
– at least until we stirred the caldron
in Iraq – is about secular matters, not
religion. Hamas and Islamic Jihad oppose
Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Hezbollah opposes Israeli occupation of
Lebanon. Even Osama bin Laden, if you
bother to read what he says, opposes us
on secular matters – support for Israel,
the invasion of two Muslim countries and
our massive military presence in the
The neocons would like to convince you
that it is a war over religious matters
so they won't have to address the real
causes, which are our own bad policies
in that part of the world.
You should know that the wealthy powers
in this world wouldn't waste a dime on a
religious conflict. It's control of the
world's oil that interests them, and
also the arms business. War to them is a
profitable enterprise, especially since
they and their children don't have to
fight the wars.
elite almost panicked when communism
collapsed. How could they maintain power
and make money without an enemy at the
gate? Then bin Laden gave them exactly
what they wanted with the attack on the
World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Now
they have an enemy so ill-defined, their
"war on terror" can go on forever,
provided they can keep the American
public ignorant and ill-informed.
February 10, 2007
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My friend, KooKoo the fox, passed away
after 14 glorious years in the care of my good friend
Peggy. In the wild, a fox lives about 4 years.
NATIONAL ORGANIC STANDARDS BOARD STACKED WITH INDUSTRY
The USDA, behind closed doors, recently announced
several highly questionable appointees to the National
Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Despite calls from the
organic community to let the public know ahead of time
who the nominees were, the USDA kept the names of the
nominees secret. The NOSB advises the USDA on how to
interpret and implement national organic standards.
Despite federal law that mandates that the 15-member
NOSB must be broadly representative of the organic
community, the USDA's recent appointees are all notable
for their past or present ties to corporate
agribusiness. For example the appointee for the seat
reserved for a "Consumer and Public Interest Group
Representative" was given to Tracy Miedema, who works
for Stahlbush Island Farms, a split-farm operation with
3/4 of its acreage non-organic. Miedema, who previously
worked for a subsidiary of General Mills (Small Planet)
freely admits that Stahlbush utilizes Monsanto's
herbicide Roundup, as well as other chemical pesticides
and fungicides. The USDA's appointee for the seat
reserved for a scientist is Katrina Heinze, who works
for Small Planet/General Mills, a company with a
hardball reputation for selling sugar-laden cereals to
kids, supporting GMOs, and industrial agriculture.
Heinze was forced to resign from the NOSB last year,
under pressure from the OCA and the Consumer's Union,
after being appointed "consumer representative" to the
NOSB. Another one of the "organic experts" appointed to
this powerful government board is a representative of
Campbell's Soup. Please tell the USDA that organic
consumers want all nominees and future appointments to
be made in a fair and transparent manner and that we
believe the current crop of pro-industry appointees are
more and take action:
"A generation shaped by Vietnam must
remember the lessons of Vietnam. When American uses
force in the world, the cause must be just, the goal
must be clear, and the victory must be overwhelming."
George Bush 2000 RNC
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last
month (8/23). The day after she died, my 4 year old
daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much
she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter
to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would
recognize her. She dictated and I wrote:
Will you please take special
care of our dog, Abbey? She died yesterday
and is in heaven. We miss her
very much. We are happy that you let us have her as
our dog even though she got sick. I hope that you
will play with her. She likes to play with balls and
swim before she got sick. I am sending some pictures
of her so that when you see her in heaven you will
know she is our special dog. But I really do miss
ps: Mommy wrote the words after Mer told them to her
We put that in an envelope with 2
pictures of Abbey, and addressed it to
God/Heaven. We put our return address
on it. Then Mer stuck some stamps on the front (because,
as she said, it may take lots of stamps to get a letter
all the way to heaven) and that afternoon I let her drop
it into the letter box at the post office.
For a few days, she would ask if God
had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He
had. Yesterday, for Labor Day, we took the kids to
Austin to a natural history museum. When we got back,
there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front
porch. Curious, I went to look at it. It had a gold star
card on the front and said "To: Mer" in an unfamiliar
Meredith took it in and opened it.
Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers, "When a Pet Dies ".
Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had
written to God, in it's opened envelope (which was
marked Return to Sender: Insufficient address). On the
opposite page, one of the pictures of Abbey was
taped under the words "For Meredith." We turned to the
back cover, and there was the other picture of Abbey,
and this handwritten note on pink paper:
I know that you will be happy
to know that Abbey arrived safely and soundly in
Heaven! Having the pictures you sent to me was such
a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. You
know, Meredith, she isn't sick anymore. Her spirit
is here with me--just like she stays in your
heart--young and running and playing. Abbey loved
being your dog, you know. Since we don't need our
bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets!—so I
can't keep your beautiful letter. I am sending it to
you with the pictures so that you will have this
book to keep and remember Abbey.
One of my angels is taking care
of this for me. I hope the little book helps.
Thank you for the beautiful
letter. Thank your mother for sending it. What a
wonderful mother you have! I picked her especially
I send my blessings every day
and remember that I love you very much. By the way,
I am in heaven and wherever there is love.
God, and the special angel who
wrote this after God told her the words.
As a parent and a pet lover, this is
one of the kindest things that I've ever experienced. I
have no way to know who sent it, but there is some very
kind soul working in the dead letter office. Just wanted
to share this act of compassion.
An elderly gentleman went to the local
drug store and asked the pharmacist for the little blue
The pharmacist asked, "How many?"
The man replied, "Just a few, maybe a
half dozen. I cut each one into four pieces."
The pharmacist said, "That's too small a
dose. That won't get you through intimacy."
The old fellow said, "Oh, I'm past eighty
years old and I don't even think about intimacy much
anymore. I just want it to stick out far enough so I
don't pee on my new golf shoes."
* * *
very elderly gentleman, (mid nineties) very well
dressed, hair well groomed, great looking suit, flower
in his lapel smelling slightly of a good after shave,
presenting a well looked-after image, walks into an
upscale cocktail lounge. Seated at the bar is an elderly
looking lady, in her mid-eighties.
The gentleman walks over, sits alongside
of her, orders a drink, takes a sip, turns to her and
says, "So tell me, do I come here often?"
An elderly gentleman had serious hearing
problems for a number of years.
He went to the doctor and the doctor was
able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that
allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.
The elderly gentleman went back in a
month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing
is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you
can hear again."
The gentleman replied, "Oh, I haven't
told my family yet. I've changed my will three times!"
Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement
center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one
turns to the other and says: "Slim, I'm 83 years old now
and I'm just full of aches and pains. I know you're
about my age. How do you feel?"
Slim says, "I feel just like a newborn
"Really!? Like a newborn baby!?"
"Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I
just wet my pants.
An elderly couple had dinner at another
couple's house, and after eating, the wives left the
table and went into the kitchen. The two gentlemen were
talking, and one said, "Last night we went out to a new
restaurant and it was really great. I would recommend it
The other man said, "What is the name of
The first man thought and thought and
finally said, "What is the name of that flower you give
to someone you love? You know... the one that's red and
"Do you mean a rose?"
"Yes, that's the one," replied the man.
He then turned towards the kitchen and yelled, "Rose,
what's the name of that restaurant we went to last
Hospital regulations require a wheelchair
for patients being discharged However, while working as
a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman --
already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase
at his feet -- who insisted he didn't need my help to
leave the hospital.
After a chat about rules being rules, he
reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way
down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.
"I don't know," he said. "She's still
upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital
A couple in their nineties are both
having problems remembering things. During a checkup,
the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but
they might want to start writing things down to help
Later that night, while watching TV, the
old man gets up from his chair "Want anything while I'm
in the kitchen?" he asks.
"Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"
"Sure." "Don't you think you should write it down so you
can remember it?" she asks. "No, I can remember it."
"Well, I'd like some strawberries on top,
too. Maybe you should write it down, so's not to forget
He says, "I can remember that. You want a
bowl of ice cream with strawberries."
"I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain
you'll forget that, write it down?" she asks.
Irritated, he says, "I don't need to
write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with
strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness
Then he toddles into the kitchen. After
about 20 minutes, the old man returns from the kitchen
and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.
She stares at the plate for a moment.
"Where's my toast?"
A senior citizen said to his eighty-year
old buddy: "So I hear you're getting married?"
"Do I know her?"
"This woman, is she good looking?"
"Is she a good cook?"
"Naw, she can't cook too well."
"Does she have lots of money?"
"Nope! Poor as a church mouse."
"Well, then, is she good in bed?"
"I don't know."
"Why in the world do you want to marry
"Because she can still drive!"
Three old guys are out walking. First one
says, "Windy, isn't it?" Second one says, "No, it's
Thursday!" Third one says, "So am I. Let's go get a
A man was telling his neighbor, "I just
bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand
dollars, but it's state of the art. It's perfect."
"Really," answered the neighbor. "What
kind is it?"
Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the
doctor to get a physical. A few days later, the doctor
saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young
woman on his arm. A couple of days later, the doctor
spoke to Morris and said, "You're really doing great,
Morris replied, "Just doing what you
said, Doc: 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.'"
The doctor said, "I didn't say that. I
said, 'You've got a heart murmur; be careful.'"
A little old man shuffled slowly into an
ice cream parlor and pulled himself slowly, painfully,
up onto a stool. After catching his breath, he ordered a
banana split. The waitress asked kindly, "Crushed nuts?"
"No," he replied, "Arthritis."
He was the city's most successful lawyer.
So a United Way volunteer paid the lawyer a visit in his
The volunteer opened the meeting by
saying, "Our research shows that even though your annual
income is over two million dollars, you don't give a
penny to charity. Wouldn't you like to give something
back to your community through the United Way?"
The lawyer thinks for a minute and says,
"First, did your research also show you that my mother
is dying after a long, painful illness and she has huge
medical bills that are far beyond her ability to pay?"
Embarrassed, the United Way rep mumbles,
"Uh... no, I didn't know that."
Secondly," says the lawyer, "my brother,
a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a
wheelchair and is unable to support his wife and six
The stricken United Way rep begins to
stammer an apology, but is cut off again.
"Thirdly, did your research also show you
that my sister's husband died in a dreadful car
accident, leaving her penniless with a mortgage and
three children, one of whom is disabled and another that
has learning disabilities requiring a huge array of
The humiliated United Way rep, completely
beaten, says, "I'm so sorry, I had no idea."
And the lawyer says, "So...if I didn't
give any money to them, what makes you think I'd give
any to you?"