THE WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER 842
~Thoughts for Thinking People~
Current Research and Thoughts You Can Use for Health and Healing
...And Which Verify The Wysong Optimal Health Program™
COOKING: Flipping burgers frequently during frying and using a lower flame may decrease the cancer-causing risk that has been previously associated with compounds (heterocyclic amines) formed during cooking.
EYE HEALTH: Diets rich in the vital phytochemicals lutein and zeaxanthin may help prevent macular degeneration and help to preserve ocular health as we age.
IMMUNE FUNCTION: Probiotics, such as those from yogurt, have been found to increase immune activity significantly.
SUPPLEMENT DANGERS: Excess iron can cause damage to the endothelium, the inner lining of blood vessels, boosting a person's chances of developing hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and heart attack.
TOXICITY: More than half of new computer monitors currently being sold are treated with a flame-retardant chemical, triphenyl phosphate, which is emitted into the air when the monitor becomes hot, provoking allergic reactions.
NATURAL FOOD PROOFS
Natural sources of nutrients are superior to synthetics. Natural vitamin C, beta-carotenes and vitamin E are good examples with significant supporting research, although most card-carrying nutritionists deny such differences in spite of the evidence.
The relative lack of degenerative disease in wild populations of animals or humans is further proof. For example, a study in the 1930's of over 600 cats conducted by Pottenger revealed that cats fed heat-processed foods suffered a wide range of diseases that intensified with each generation, thus revealing even a genetic effect. Skeletal, metabolic, reproductive, behavioral and dentofacial problems escalated in the processed-food groups, but were absent in the animals fed raw, whole foods. The calcium content in femurs of the raw-food group, for example, was double that in the processed-food group.
The worldwide observations of Weston Price in the 1930's demonstrated a similar effect in humans. Wherever he was able to examine pre-modernized populations, he found the same results. Degeneration occurred wherever modern nutritional practices touched "wild" society. Those on the fringes, in contact with modern civilization, experienced health decline - kind of like a dirty bathtub ring.
The relative absence of degenerative diseases (including dentofacial problems, cancer, adult-onset diabetes, obesity, behavioral and social aberrations, arthritis, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, various autoimmunities and the like) from pre-Industrial populations is strong evidence that we are fouling our own nest and paying a heavy price. Medical care, a trillion plus dollar annual industry, is a major consumer of our gross national product. The grand illusion is to believe that just because technology can lengthen the time it takes for us to die, that we are healthier.
Best of health to you and yours from all of us here at Wysong.