~Thoughts for Thinking People~



Wysong Weight Loss Program

The non-profit Wysong Institute is offering a free weight loss program. The information is available to anyone to utilize, and participants who wish to may work hand-in-hand with Wysong – anonymously if desired – to report and receive further help. Those who participate will help us gather data on the high effectiveness of the program to serve as encouragement to others. Nothing more will be required of participants than a monthly progress report. Everything is held strictly confidential, other than the results, which may be released in the future – again, anonymously. Some Wysong products are used in the program, but participants will be given a special discount on them for a period of six months. For any who would rather not use the Wysong products, we will give alternatives. This is an educational and public service activity of the Wysong Institute.

During the six-month program participants will be given access to our technical staff for consultation.

If you are interested, CLICK HERE. You can remain anonymous through the entirety of the program if you prefer. You must provide an e-mail account, but first/last names are optional, and you will simply be assigned a program ID number. If you send us an e-mail stating that you would like to sign up, we will return to you a brief questionnaire and the program.

For those of you who would like to try the program on your own, and without the reporting and technical assistance CLICK HERE.

Self CPR

Imagine you are home alone after a particularly trying day at work. You're really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far or if help could arrive in time. What can you do? You've been trained in CPR but the person who taught the course didn't tell you what to do if it happened to yourself.

Many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack. Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, often has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, a method detailed in a Johnson City Medical study, has demonstrated that these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about very two seconds without let up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements by the ribs and diaphragm squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can perhaps buy some critical time to stay alive.

How All Pet Food Companies Don’t "Get It"

Since Wysong introduced natural feeding principles some 25 years ago, there have been dozens of “natural” products that have come on the market ‘borrowing’ this or that Wysong feature and making bold claims about being “first,” “natural,” “healthy,” and the like. Even the mega-companies have slowly adopted Wysong features (whole grains, probiotics, natural antioxidants, fresh meats, nutraceuticals, omega-3's, and the like). But they have missed the point.

Wave after wave of new products hit the shelves with all sorts of arguably misleading claims such as: human-grade, no by-products, no-corn, no-wheat, no-soy, no grains, no meals, no digest, no euthanized pets (the lengths marketers will go!), no downer cattle, no 4-D…and on the list could go.

But they have all missed the point too.

Virtually every single selling point of every commercially processed pet food serves only to misinform, and scare people into purchases. The trick seems to be to repeat a myth often enough until nescience is believed as fact, then create a product to profit from the myth.

If health is the objective, the only way to achieve that is by feeding food that matches the genetic expectation. Not a single heat-processed food on the market – regardless of wild claims about what it does or does not have – is the food an animal is genetically designed for.

In fact, the most dangerous threat to animal (and human) health today is the exclusive feeding of heat-processed foods. This fact is ignored by every single producer of these products. Here is a partial list of the toxins all such foods contain – regardless of whether they are “organic,” “human grade,” don’t contain soy or corn, are “no grain,” contain real meat as the first ingredient, or whatever:

Racemized Amino Acids
Isomerized Fatty Acids
Cis-Isomerized Vitamin A
Pyridoxyl Lysine
Desulfurized Amino Acids
Cholesterol Oxides
Alpha & Beta Epoxides
Cholestane Triol
Dienic & Trienic Fatty Acids
Heat Destruction products of vitamins A, B1, B3 and C
Succinylation & Acetyaltion of: Lysine, Cysteine, Threonine, Tyrosine, Histidine
Altered Physiochemical State
          Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons
          Dibenzo(a,i) pyrene
          Dibenzo(a,h) pyrene
          Maillard reaction products
          2 & 3-methyl-butanal
… just to begin the list.

There is no mystery as to why people and animals are plagued by degenerative diseases such as cancer, adult-onset diabetes, dental deterioration, arthritis, autoimmunities, and so on. The above list is a good hint at the real answer.

Don’t be misled by pet food company myths intended to lead you to believe that by feeding their product exclusively your pet will achieve the best health possible. All of the dos and don’ts claims simply distract from the heat processing toxins lurking within every package.

Companies are either deceiving you with myths, or worse, they do not even understand what heat processing does to food. Occasionally feeding such foods may be fine (if you wish to support such companies), but not as a mainstay. Your pet needs fresh natural foods just like you do. That in rotation with TNT™ (true-non thermally) processed foods, and well designed canned and extruded (heat processed) foods, is the best and only rational way for a thinking person to feed their pet.