- DEAR FRIEND:
Fat-phobia has society in its grip. Everyones counting calories and looking for
low-fat and lite products and even foods with the new fake fats. Doctors are telling patients to watch their
cholesterol and saturated fat intake. Pet
owners are attempting to apply the same misguided logic to their captive companion
- As I describe in my book, Lipid Nutrition - Understanding Fats and Oils In
Health and Disease, we suffer from fat deficiency, imbalance and man-made toxic fats -
not too much cholesterol and saturated fats.
Fats and oils are an essential nutrient necessary for the structural
integrity of every cell in our body, and for the production of hormones and biochemicals
known as eicosanoids which regulate myriad moment-by-moment metabolic functions. By simply attempting to eliminate
“fat” from the diet, we are digging ourselves and our pets premature graves
Consider this. Before the appearance of cholesterol testing and
cholesterol lowering drugs (which can increase the risk of cancer and suicide,
incidentally), there was practically no heart disease.
It wasnt until about 1930 that human coronary artery disease was even
recognized. There was essentially no dilated
cardiomyopathy in humans or pets. Obesity was
not the epidemic it now is, nor were arthritis,
autoimmunities, Alzheimer’s, dental disease, and most other degenerative
conditions that begin to afflict pets and humans after they reach maturity
- So if people and pets did not suffer
these conditions back in the 1800s and very early 1900s, what were they
eating? In a 19th century cookbook you will
find almost no recipes without butter, cream, eggs or lard.
There are recipes for asparagus dressed in cream, eggplant fritters fried in
lard, and parsnips fried in bacon fat. Oyster
recipes use egg yolks, wrap them in bacon, and make a pie with a quart of cream. Mince meat is mixed with eggs and fried in hot
lard, drenched in a thick sauce made from cream, butter and flour. One recipe starts with a hog's head, heart,
tongue, and liver. Coleslaw is dressed in
sweet cream. Broths are made from bones,
knuckles and feet. Donuts are fried in lard. Chicken skin is pounded into a paste and boiled to
create a thick sauce. A recipe for waffles
uses a half pound of butter, the yolks of 12 eggs and a cup of whole milk. People were consuming about
3000 calories per day with 40% or more of these calories coming from fat. Compare this to the present recommendation of 2000
calories per day and no more than 30% as fat, with only 10% of that as saturated.
- What did the pets eat? Scraps of these very foods. They got bones, meat scraps, gravies, fat and
grizzle - and thrived on it.
- No, it is not natural fats you must fear, it is the processed
fats that were introduced at about the same time that heart disease and other degenerative
conditions began afflicting human and animal populations in this century. The dangers are the margarines with their
trans-fatty acids derived from hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils. It is the predominant use of vegetable oils and it
is the processing of nutritional fats and oils into their toxic, oxidized forms that is
- It is now even being found that an
emphasis on healthy fats in the diet rather than carbohydrates can cause the body to
metabolize rather than store fats in adipose tissue.
Eating less carbohydrates and more protein and fat is a successful diet
plan. The right kinds of
fats and oils can also enhance immunity and stave off autoimmunities and allergies.
- This is the reason that I wrote the book
Lipid Nutrition - Understanding Fats and Oils in
Health and Disease. There is so much fat
misinformation out there. This is also the
reason that we have put so much effort into incorporating the right kinds of fats and oils
into Wysong Diets and have developed our own special, natural antioxidant that preserves
these fats and oils in their beneficial, nutritional form.
It is also the reason that I recommend everyone - human and animal - be on
an essential fatty acid supplement such as Wysong EFA and Wysong Marine Lipids.
- Healthy fats are not the cause of
disease, they are the solution.
- DR. PRICES NUTRITIONAL PEARLS
- Dr. Westin Price traveled the world in
the 1930's to study the health and dentition of isolated human groups. He focused on isolated (untouched by modern
civilization) villages in Switzerland, Gaelic communities, Eskimos, Indians of North
America, Malaysian and Polynesian South Sea Islanders, African tribes, Australian
aborigines, New Zealand Maori and the Indians of South America. In his book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, he details
these travels and chronicles the superior health of these peoples by actual photographs. Common to them were beautiful straight teeth,
freedom from decay, hearty bodies, resistance to disease and fine, comely characteristics. Their diets were found to contain at least four
times the water soluble vitamins and minerals and ten times the fat soluble vitamins
- coming from animal foods primarily
- as compared to civilized diets. They also were characterized by having emotional
stability, freedom from degenerative ills and steady reproductive capabilities. This was in sharp contrast to civilizations
surrounding these sequestered villages which were touched by modern civilization
- with sugar, white flours, pasteurized and homogenized
milk products and a variety of convenience foods laced with preservatives, additives, dyes
and synthetic fats.
- It was also characteristic in these
societies that pregnant and lactating women, as well as young maturing children, were fed
diets rich in fat soluble vitamins A and D which were primarily from animal fats.
- Price's conclusions were:
Dental decay is
a result of nutritional deficiency.
provide almost complete immunity to tooth decay and disease.
There were no
refined or devitalized foods in the diets.
The diets were
high in protein, minerals and especially in fat soluble factors found within animal fats.
with modern civilized foods was made, the results were disastrous to all groups studied.
caries were followed by progressive facial and jaw deformities in children born to parents
consuming refined and devitalized modern foods.
degenerative changes included narrow facial structure and dental arches, crowded teeth,
birth defects and loss of disease resistance.
When the natives
returned to their traditional diets all of these degenerative conditions reversed
themselves over time.
If civilized man
is to survive he must incorporate the fundamentals of this primitive wisdom into his
- Needless to say, Dr. Prices work
fits in precisely with the Wysong healthy living philosophy. You will do yourself a favor by obtaining a copy
of his book, if for no other purpose than to view the numerous photographs he has showing
the difference between what people look like when they eat the archetypal, natural food
and what happens to them once they buy into the modern, processed food myth. (See Resource 2.)
Dr. Price's book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, is available
from the Wysong Book Store Catalog for $53.25 + S/H, 1880 N. Eastman Rd., Midland, MI 48642
- ACE FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS
- The use of Wysong Food ACE,
or Wysong Mega ACE, supplements designed to increase the levels of beta
carotene (previtamin A) vitamin C and vitamin E, are important adjuncts to the use of
Contifin (formerly NSF-1) for arthritic conditions.
In one study of 640 individuals enrolled in the Framingham Osteoarthritis
Cohort Study, those consuming the most vitamin C had a three-fold lower progression of
osteoarthritis than those consuming less. Those
consuming the higher levels of beta carotene experienced a two-fold lower progression of
the disease. A decrease in progression was
also noted with those who consumed higher levels of vitamin E. These supplements should be a part of everyones
basic supplementation regimen, since their health and preventive effects are more proven
and more substantial than almost all other supplements combined. Wysong Food ACE is a chewable food
source supplement of these nutrients, and Wysong Mega ACE is in capsule form
containing megadoses of these vitamins.
Arthritis Rheum. 1996;39:648-656
- LYSINE AND OSTEOPOROSIS
- Studies have shown that if the amino
acid lysine is given along with a calcium supplement that less calcium is excreted in the
urine. Clinical studies of women with
osteoporosis have also found that those who received lysine increased intestinal
absorption of calcium and decreased excretion by the kidneys.
- Modern, refined, fractionated, processed
foods are often deficient in the amino acid lysine and this can explain the positive
effect of supplementation. It's another piece
of evidence supporting my contention that increasingly we will find that both human and
animal diseases are linked proportionally to the degree we vary our food from its original
whole, raw, natural character. In addition
to improving dietary habits, supplementation with our new Contifin a nutraceutical
which will incorporate lysine and other natural ingredients, will help prevent and reverse
degenerative bone conditions such as osteoporosis.
- E.F.A. FOR CRACKED AND PEELING LIPS EFA
- Dry skin, dull hair, brittle
fingernails, and flaking scalp can all be signs of essential fatty acid deficiency. If you are eating or feeding modern processed
foods exclusively, you are most likely getting a walloping dose of oxidized fats as well
as hydrogenated oils with their toxic trans-isomers.
These dangerous substances replace what we should be getting in our natural
diet, which is unaltered fats
- both saturated and
unsaturated. Additionally, the modern
grain-based diet, including meats raised on grains, contains a disproportionate amount of
the omega-6 class of fatty acids compared to the omega-3 class. To reverse this condition be sure you are
converting the diet to more fresh, raw, whole natural foods. In addition, take the Wysong EFA supplement orally
and apply it or Wysong Dermal directly to the lips daily if they are chronically cracking
- TYROSINE FOR NARCOLEPSY
- Narcolepsy is a condition that strikes
both humans and animals, during which they can have an uncontrollable desire to sleep at
about any time of the day. Normally
treatments consist of giving stimulants such as amphetamines (speed) or other
potentially harmful pharmaceuticals.
- In a recent study, tyrosine, an amino
acid, was given in rather large 4 to 8 gram doses daily.
After only six months all the patients given the tyrosine were
symptom-free. If taken, it should be between
meals on an empty stomach and may be contraindicated if there is high blood pressure,
migraine headache problems, schizophrenia, malignant melanomas, or if thyroid medication
is being taken concurrently.
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- ALUMINUM TOXICITY
- Aluminum has the ability to interfere
with proper glucose metabolism in the brain and has a variety of other effects throughout
the body. Alzheimers disease, dementia,
hyperactivity in children, osteoporosis, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) have all been
associated with excessive aluminum.
- There is controversy here, but
understanding that our modern world has exposed us to aluminum at levels far beyond that
which would be possible in a natural state should send an alarm signal. Try to avoid aluminum-containing deodorants, or if
you use them do not use the spray type. (Wysong
does produce natural alternatives.) Also,
aluminum is found in antacids, cookware and feeding bowls.
When acidic foods are prepared or stored in aluminum cookware this
effectively leaches large quantities of aluminum out of the pan, which you or your pet
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- FOLIC ACID AND HEART DISEASE
- Folic acid supplementation can
dramatically decrease the incidence of neural tube defects (spina bifida) in newborns. The correlation between folic acid deficiency and
this birth abnormality is so compelling that governmental agencies are now suggesting that
it be fortified in processed foods such as cereals. (See
Wysong Health Letter Vol. 6, No. 8 and Vol. 7,
- Now new evidence is demonstrating that
folic acid may also help prevent heart disease. It
does this by decreasing the level of homocysteine, which is directly correlated with an
increased risk of heart disease. Folic acid
is a B vitamin, and is available from foods (assuming you are eating properly) and also is
a part of many vitamin supplements such as Wysongs multivitamin RDA (See
Journal of the American Medical Association,
1996; 275; 23: 1828-1829
Available from your local distributor or Wysong
- WYSONG MEGA~C
- High dose buffered vitamin C. Available in
capsule form. Suggested dosage
for Mega C therapy is 3 or more capsules per day. See
Resource 11 below for ordering information.
Available from your local distributor or Wysong
- WYSONG MEGA ACE
- High dose beta carotene (provitamin A), vitamin C and E.
The most researched and proven antioxidant vitamins in a mega formula
developed by Wysong. Available in capsule
form. See Resource 11 below for ordering
Available from your local distributor or Wysong