THE WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER
~Thoughts for Thinking People~
Table Of Contents:
Current Research and Thoughts You Can Use for Health
...And Which Verify The
Wysong Optimal Health Program™
use of extra-virgin olive oil markedly lowers daily antihypertensive
dosage requirements. (Archives of Internal Medicine, 2000; 160(6):837-42.
Randomized crossover study.)
Daily consumption of 900 mg of garlic
decreased plaque formation in arteries. (Atherosclerosis, 1999. Peer-reviewed
Drinking tea increases bone
mineral density due to nutrients such as flavonoids present in the
beverage. (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2000; 71(4):1003-7.
Peer-reviewed clinical trial.)
Small amounts of cruciferous
vegetable sprouts may be just as protective against cancer as larger
amounts of mature plants of the same variety. (Nutritional Review,
1998; 56:127-130. Peer-reviewed clinical study.)
Exercise and a high fiber
diet with lots of vegetables decreases the risk of developing gallstones.
(American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1999; 69:120-126. Case-control
LEADING EDGE MEDICINE
W) Medical research is disjoint from public knowledge. We assume
that if some new discovery is made which will greatly benefit us,
surely Tom Brokaw will report it.
But medical researchers are not reporters.
Although it is important for them to publish (or perish), the medical
and scientific journals containing the results of their work are highly
technical and esoteric. They are so voluminous that even if Tom were
trying to make sure we kept abreast, he would have to spend 24 hours
a day reading journals (assuming he could understand them), and even
then, the task would not be complete.
By 1879, the total number of medical
articles that had accumulated was 18,000. Now there are 250,000 articles
published each month. Ninety percent of all scientists who have ever
lived are alive today. The increase in knowledge in just one month
now equals the collective knowledge through all of history.
Not only is the sheer mass of information
almost impossible to wade through, but the inertia of keeping things
as they are is a strong impediment to progress. The status quo makes
a ton of money for industry, food processors, the medical community
and all supporting interests. They are not about to quickly embrace
change which may weaken their grasp on your pocketbook.
Nevertheless, eventually the results
of some research do filter through. But there is at least a 10-15
year lag period between most discoveries, their recognition or acceptance
by the professions and the public, and their incorporation into our
Let me give you an example. The original
research done decades ago which supposedly proved that cholesterol
is bad for you has been known to be flawed since shortly after it
was reported. Oxidized cholesterol may cause atheromas (blood vessel
clot-like lesions) in rabbits, but natural cholesterol does no such
thing. Research has also shown that high blood cholesterol is a
symptom of oxidative stress and acidemia, not a cause of heart disease.
It has also been known since 1984 that those who attempt to decrease
cholesterol levels will automatically decrease their intake of the
important amino acid tryptophan, which is found primarily in animal
products. Tryptophan is a precursor of the neurochemical serotonin,
which is very important for mood. Decrease animals products and
you decrease tryptophan, which decreases serotonin, which causes
depression and can lead to suicide. In spite of full awareness of
this by researchers, the medical profession by and large still doesn't
get it, and the public continues to be led down the "decrease
your cholesterol" primrose path.
The conventional standard of care in
medicine is not, therefore, the true state-of-the-art. If you want
leading edge information, knowledge that puts you closer to the truth,
don't expect it from a doctor (unless he/she is unusually progressive),
newspapers or the evening news. Like all good things in life, it
requires effort to get the best and to be the best. Staying awake,
keeping an open mind, being skeptical of conventional wisdom, and
being self reliant are important keys to advancing the health of
you and your family.
Through these postings, the bimonthly
Health Letter, our other publications, and our website, our intention
is to help you achieve that state-of-the-art health.
of health to you and yours from all of us here at Wysong.
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