- DEAR FRIEND:
- Recently while strolling a
beach I came upon a tops-optional area (by accident of course). After regaining my
composure and wiping the sand off my tongue, I noticed a young lady that probably did not
weigh more than 115 lbs. She had almost no body fat, but had breasts which appeared
to weigh 5-10 lbs. each. They also looked as though they had been blown up by a tire
pump - a sure indication that she had silicone implants.
- This was not very
attractive, but I also couldn’t help but reflect on what lies before her.
Within about 20 years 95% of implants can be expected to break down. The
escaped silicone can move to the rib cage., abdominal walls, the liver, and
groin areas requiring extensive surgical dissection to remove the gel.
- Of the women who have had
silicone breast implants, only about 20% are those who have the procedure following
mastectomy, while the remaining 80% choose to do so for cosmetic reasons.
- Although I can understand that
someone may want to improve their appearance, I1m not sure that breast
implants in those who have healthy breasts achieves this goal.
- It just doesnt seem like
a very smart trade-off. When you are very young and you think that looks are everything,
(and of course you feel immortal) the notion of something happening to you (even if its
a 95% chance) 25 years away just doesnt seem like a reason to say no.
- Such intrusion and artificial
manipulation of the body, I believe, is never without consequence. I am also
convinced that thi5 - combined with more indirect artificial manipulation by way of our
personal home, and planetary environmental changes - is responsible for the vast
majority of illness, disease and shortened life today.
- No disease has ever been healed
by something that is not a part of our biological experience. On the other hand,
there is much disease that has been created by the introduction of elements that are not a
part of our biological experience.
- When we take synthetic drugs,
have surgeries per-formed, get irradiated, insert toxic metal fillings in our mouths, or
even wear eyeglasses, ultimately no benefit is derived, but rather a weakening of the
body, or complete deterioration and disease, results.
- Treatments we subject ourselves
to, artificial foods we attempt to survive on, synthetic compounds we slather on our skin
and hair, fumes and vapors from synthetic construction materials in our homes, chemical
treatments of our water or contamination of ground water by various synthetics, and
pollution of our air and electromagnetic environment are the ultimate causes of
- The first solution is to be
aware that any artificial manipulation of our bodies or our environment is a threat to
health. We may not suffer immediate consequences and may even derive some
temporary benefit such as with cosmetic surgery, but ultimately there will be an
- The degree to which we have
shown respect for nature by living within its order and balance will be directly
proportional to the health and vitality we will ultimately achieve.
- INFORMATION FALLOUT
- Wireless communication has
great potential for uniting the world and speeding technological development.
- But wireless voice, fax and
data transmission requires that radiation be present everywhere. We are now being
bombarded with an unprecedented wave of low-level radiation.
- For example, in San Francisco
120 transmitters were installed on rooftops throughout the city; including on church
steeples. As one author put it, Essentially its as if hundreds of
thousands of microwave ovens are being placed on rooftops and towers - and are being
turned on with their doors open.
- Those who are advancing this
technology, of course, assert that there is no danger. But other research raises
questions. For example, a study near a radio station in Latvia showed school children
suffered from impaired motor functions, reaction time and memory, and cattle have
demonstrated genetic damage. The levels of radiation were not much higher than those
transmitted by telecommunication satellites. Another Australian study found that
cancer-prone mice subjected to radiation similar to that emitted from cell phones
developed twice as much cancer as a group of equally prone mice not so exposed. (It would
be more fair if the scientists tested the technology on themselves.)
- Most electrical devices also
emit magnetic fields. Some research has demonstrated that those who have a high level of
exposure to such fields can have a three times greater risk of leukemia. if you are
exposed at work you have about a 70% higher risk. if exposed at home there is about a 30%
increased risk. Those who have exposure both at home and work have almost a 4 times
greater risk of developing leukemia as those not so exposed.
- The full danger of the types of
electromagnetic radiation we are being subjected to has not been determined. What is
particularly scary is that there will soon be no place to hide.
- What is the solution? We should
always be extremely cautious of anything that departs from that to which we are
genetically adapted. True, we may sit in front of computers all day, drive in our cars
with our cell phones plugged into our ears, work in offices surrounded by fax machines,
copiers and electrical and telephone circuitry, but no one really knows what the long-term
effects are - not only on us, but on our progeny. Just because we cannot see, feel or
taste something does not mean it cannot bring harm.
- This reminds me of the
introduction of radiography in medicine. When x-rays first began to be used in medicine,
doctors and nurses hands were everywhere in films, holding parts in place
while radiation was used. Only years later did the medical profession, and patients who
were unprotected from repeated x-rays, suffer the catastrophic consequences of cancer
induced by the accumulation of such radiation.
- Better to be safe than sorry
and use all such radiating technology, regardless of the band of electromagnetic
spectrum that is radiating, with extreme caution.
Reader, 3anuary 1998:10-13
Island 3ournal, Summer 1997
Radiation Research, May 1997
- SUGAR AFFECTS ESTROGEN LEVELS
- In a recent study, 15 men
decreased their daily sugar intake from 5.3 oz to 2 oz. After three weeks, their
estradiol (a form of female estrogen) blood levels fell
- Although low levels of estrogen
are normally found in men, it may be that the high sugar intake in modern life may tip the
scales resulting in a variety of problems normally not linked to diet. High female hormone
levels in men can result in feminine characteristics including breast enlargement,
abnormal fat distribution, wider hips, prostate problems, and perhaps even a change in
sexual preferences. In women, estrogens can also be increased by sugar intake resulting
in heavy menstrual flow, short menstrual cycles, fluid retention, headaches, breast
soreness and painful menstruation.
- Other research has shown that
high sugar diets among pregnant adolescents are associated with two fold increased risk
for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant and a decrease in gestational
duration. These changes in pregnancy are reflective of those characterized by
malnutrition, poor nutrition or other forms of stress. In this case, the stress is the
refined carbohydrate sugar and its displacement of nutritionally important foods as well
as its direct effect on metabolic and physiological processes.
- This is not to mention the many
other dangers of high levels of sugar in the diet, including competition with vitamin C
resulting in cardiovascular disease and heart attacks, obesity and abnormalities in sugar
metabolism such as adult-onset diabetes.
- Recent USDA food consumption
data has shown that sugar and other refined sweeteners have increased from about 120 lbs.
per person per year in 1970 to about 150 lbs. per person per year in 1985. This
calculates to about a half a pound of sugar per day per person. Most of this is in
processed foods such as sodas, snacks, candies, and cereals. Adding to the sugar glut is
the current fad of attempting to consume fat-free products which often coincidentally
are high in sugar to make them palatable.
- The solution is not to switch
to Diet Coke. Synthetic sweeteners have their own set of problems. The
solution is to convert the diet to its natural, whole, raw, complex form as much as it is
possible to do so.
- (Pet owners note: Fertility
problems, cancer and diabetes in pets may also be linked to sugar and excess
carbohydrates in the processed foods they are consuming.)
of Nutrition, 1997; 127:1113-
of Nutrition and Metabolism, 1988;32:53-55
- THE SMELL OF SEX
- Most of us think its our
good looks and magnetic personality that woos true love.
- New research has demonstrated
that it may be things much more subtle over which we have no cognitive awareness. For
example, one doctor studying the relationship of smell to male/female attraction concocted
a synthetic mixture of fatty acids found in female sexual organs. He then showed men
pictures of women they would normally not be attracted to while exposed to the odor. The
result was that the men had a change of heart and became attracted to the women.
- Each of us emits pheromones,
which are subliminal scents that our organism may sense but we may not actually smell or
be aware of Pheromones help determine whether we are genetically compatible with a
particular mate. For example, mice avoid other mice close to them genetically, which is
natures way to avoid inbreeding. In a similar experiment volunteers smelled
t-shirts of members of the opposite sex and it was found that the most desirable t-shirts
were from those who had the most differences in leukocyte antigen genes. (I do wonder
what they were paid to participate in that experiment?)
- New products containing bottled
pheromones designed to attract the opposite sex may, therefore, unwittingly lure us in
to a genetically incompatible relationship.
- It seems like every time
technology comes up with a quick, sure-fix for one of our problems, e.g. attracting
that special person, it brings with it unanticipated potential problems.
Reader, January 1998:12
Economist, August 30, 1997
Woman, February 1997
- EXERCISE AND CHEST PAIN
- Chest pain upon exercise is
often thought to be angina, a referred pain that radiates from the coronary vessels to
the chest, shoulder and arm. if the pain is true angina related to coronary artery
disease, research has demonstrated that regular exercise can greatly increase the
efficiency of the heart. In fact, it has been demonstrated that short, daily exercise
such as calisthenics, done over a period of a year, can be as effective at lowering the
demands on the heart as pharmacological beta blockers. It has this effect without the
potential side effects of these drugs.
- The best exercise is a weight
bearing program combined with aerobics such as cycling, stair climbing and walking.
Jumping rope is another excellent aerobic trainer as are some of the competitive sports
that keep you moving such as basketball, badminton, tennis and volleyball.
- Not all chest pain, however, is
coronary disease or angina. Stress can cause spasms of the smooth muscles that surround
coronary vessels, causing restriction and referred pain. Obviously do what is
necessary to decrease the nonproductive stress in your life. Additionally, diaphragmatic
breathing - breathing using the stomach rather than lifting the chest wall -is an
excellent relaxation method that decreases the fight or flight sympathetic
stress reaction on heart blood vessels.
- Much chest pain that occurs
with exercise is really a result of reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus.
Exercise decreases gastric emptying and can relax the esophageal sphincter leading into
the stomach, allowing stomach contents to move up into the esophagus causing pain that
feels similar to angina.
- Gastroesophageal reflux is
common enough and overlooked enough that it would be wise to rule it out before
extensive and dangerous cardiac testing is done. A relatively simple test is to have
esophageal pH measured during exercise with an intraesophageal pH electrode. if the pH
is 4 or below, gastroesophageal reflux is likely the cause of the pain.
Heart Journal, 1990;64:14
American Journal of Cardiology, 1995;76:771
of Psychosomatic Re-search, 1 994;38:409
- DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING FOR ASTHMA
- When athletes reach a tense
part of competition, tension can mount within muscles and the competitive edge can be
lost. Lets say its match or game point, and you know if you make the shot you
win and if you dont you lose. If there is a lot of money riding on it, or a career,
or just plain pride, it is extremely difficult to relax and permit yourself to do well
what you have practiced perhaps thousands of times and done easily.
- A method of easing this tension
is belly breathing. By taking deep breaths using only the belly and not the chest, the
autonomic (fight-flight) nervous system is relaxed. No one knows for sure why it works,
but perhaps by focusing on pulling the diaphragm down and pushing the belly out in
order to pull air in there is temporary distraction from the stress, or there is some
spill-over effect from taking voluntary control over a process (breathing) that is
normally done automatically. Nevertheless, many athletes swear by the technique, and
use it during crucial competitive times with great effectiveness.
- This form of breathing is also
a part of some yoga exercises and is called Pranayama. Diaphragmatic breathing has also
been found to be highly effective for asthmatics. That this debilitating and even
life-threatening condition could be controlled by such a simple process is too
astonishing to believe, but, nevertheless, has proven to be life-saving for those who
regularly practice it and make it a part of everyday breathing.
An Alternative Approach, by Ron Roberts, Keats Publishing, 1997
- ORAL WATER INTOXICATION
- Although daily intake of good
clean water is important, there are serious questions about force feeding water to
adults and certainly to infants. A good policy is to quench thirst with water and satisfy
hunger with food. Unfortunately with the boatloads of soft drinks consumed, neither thirst
nor hunger is properly satisfied. Soft drinks are not a source of clean, pure water, nor
are they nutritious food. But by drinking them we displace our desire for both clean water
and proper food.
- On the other hand, there are
those who would suggest we should be drinking 8,10,12 or even more glasses of water every
day and running to the John every half hour. Although I believe large doses of water can
be extremely effective during illness, it is questionable whether this practice should
be a routine. In a non-exercising adult, three to four glasses of water a day should
- In babies, force feeding water
is of even more concern. In one study of 16,000 mothers, it was found that almost 25% of
them were supplementing water to their newborns diet. This would not even be
possible without the invention of the rubber nippled bottle and is certainly not a part of
a babys natural genetic food context. Mothers often do it to pacify a child,
with some going even further by adding sugar. (if you can keep something in their mouth
maybe theyll shut up for awhile.)
- But for nursing babies the
water they receive in breast milk is entirely adequate to replace all normal fluid losses.
Babies who are in effect force fed water in a bottle are at risk of oral water
intoxication which results from the dilution of electrolytes, such as sodium, in the
blood. The consequence may be lapses of consciousness, bloating, colic, abnormally low
body temperatures and even seizures.
- Again, as I have repeatedly
shown by citing copious research through the years in the Health Letter, the breast
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent
- REFRIGERANTS AND LIVER DISEASE
- Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)
123 and 124 are being used as replacements for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which
were believed to be causing damage to the ozone layer of the atmosphere. A study has now
shown that repeated contact with HCFCs results in serious liver damage in a high
proportion of those exposed. Nothing like jumping from the frying pan into the fire.
Obviously better, safer alternatives should be developed.
- HIGH CARBOHYDRATES AND HEART DISEASE
- The high carbohydrate diet is en
vogue as a healthy alternative to high proteins and fat. The fad fits right in with
cholesterol-phobia since eliminating animal-based products in the diet leaves little
alternative but to consume increased carbohydrates.
- So pizzas, pastas, breads, and
cereals are being eaten with a zesty abandon by health conscious people. But does it
- Humans are genetically adapted
to eat those foods which can be found in nature and consumed raw with benefit without
toxicity. This would include fruits, vegetables, eggs, dairy, meats and nuts. This is
not to say we cannot survive by eating processed grain products, but that is not the
issue. The question is: how is the diet we eat moving us toward optimal health?
- Research now confirms that high
carbohydrate diets in the 60-70% range have adverse effects in insulin resistant
individuals with resultant elevation of triglycerides and a lowering of HDL
cholesterol. These changes in blood lipid profiles are indicative of increased risk of
heart disease and adult-onset diabetes. A meta-analysis of 27 scientific studies has now
confirmed these adverse effects. Other problems with a high carbohydrate diet include
increased food cravings, yeast overgrowth, food allergies, adrenal exhaustion, mood
disorders, PMS and obesity.
- Follow the Optimal Health
Pro-gram outlined on page 8 and dont get caught up in endless dietary fads which
always (not by accident) attempt to make us dependent on modern processed foods.
Arterioscler. Thromb., 1992;12:911-
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
Hypotheses, 1994; 42:307-
- FEN-PHEN DIET PILLS AND HEART DISEASE
- A study at the Mayo Clinic has
shown that 24 healthy women who took fenfluramine and phentermine (Fen-Phen) all had
valvular heart disease develop. Eight of the women also developed pulmonary
hypertension. When it is considered that prescriptions of this diet pill now exceed 18
million in the U.S., the magnitude of potential problems becomes alarming.
- The cause of excess weight is
departure from our genetic roots. I describe this in full in my book, The Synorgon Diet
- Achieving Healthy Weight In a World of Excess. Until we restore these genetic roots
no healthful solution to excess weight will occur.
of the American Medical Association, I 997;278:666-
England Journal of Medicine, August28, 1997:581-
- INHALED ASTHMA MEDICINE AND CATARACTS
- Steroid drugs are often given
to asthmatics. But these injectable steroids have been linked to an increased risk of
cataracts. Now research has shown that even those who inhale
steroid drugs have a 50% greater chance of getting central (nuclear) cataracts
and a 90% greater chance of getting posterior cataracts, the most visually disabling form
- Topical eye, oral and
injectable medications containing steroids are commonly given to animals for a variety
of conditions including allergies. Cataracts are also relatively common in pets and such
medication may be linked to the problem.
- Wysong Spectrox
(antioxidants) and Opthid (eye nutrients) are specifically designed to provide
optimal nutrition for eye health.
England Journal of Medicine, 1997;337:8-
- GRAPE SEED ANTIOXIDANTS
- Grape seed extract is one of
the antioxidant nutrients found in Wysong Spectrox, a broad spectrum antioxidant
supplement. Recent studies have demonstrated that resveratrol and emodin, natural
substances found in grapes and other plants, have the ability to inhibit the three stages
of carcinogenesis: initiation, promotion and progression.
- Oral pharyngeal cancers are the
seventh most common of all cancers. In a recent study, grape seed proanthocyanidins were
assessed against tobacco induced oxidative stress and apoptopic (the series of cell
changes that occur during programmed or physiological cell death) cell death.
- This study was performed on
cultured oral keratinocytes which are surface mucosal cells. (No unnecessary animal
experimentation here, thank you.) Cells were then subjected to a smokeless tobacco extract
and treated with various antioxidants such as vitamins E, C and the grape seed extract and
various combinations of them. Lipid peroxidation, DNA fragmentation and apoptopic cell
death were measured. The results demonstrated that all of the antioxidants gave
protection, but the most protection was afforded by the grape seed extract.
- This is an impressive study
since vitamins C and B already have amassed substantial proof of their antioxidant
effects. It is one of the reasons that Spectrox has been designed to incorporate
a variety, a spectrum, of antioxidants that work in synergy throughout body tissues
and even within immune cells.
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- FLAVONOIDS AS ANTICANCER AGENTS
- Flavonoids such as luteolin,
quercetin and apigenin are found in edible fruits and vegetables. Recent research has
demonstrated that flavonoids can induce programmed cell death in immortal cells.
- Most of this evidence is in
laboratory tissue culture experiments, but nevertheless offers exciting prospects. Tumor
cells are in effect immortal. They have somehow developed the ability to bypass the normal
intrinsic timing mechanism within cells that results in their aging and death. Reversing
this immortal mechanism has been the focus of cancer research for years and some
anticancer drugs attempt to destroy cancer cells by inducing apoptosis (cell degeneration
- The ability of flavonoids to
inhibit cell division, affect signaling pathways, and even inhibit the activity of certain
oncogenes (genes that cause cancer) is an exciting prospect since flavonoids are a safe,
natural food substance.
- This is one of the reasons that
highly concentrated sources of flavonoids have been formulated into various Wysong
antioxidant products such as Spectrox.
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- AMATEUR INVESTING
- Let me begin this topic again
with a disclaimer. Im an amateur at investing. You are even likely to be most
successful by doing the opposite of what I suggest.
- But I still want to throw some
things out to you that may help provide some perspective and balance anyway. It is said
that money is like a sixth sense, without which you. cannot use the other five. Money is
fundamental to health -not because of the medical care it can buy (actually the more
money you spend on modern medical care, the more likely you are to lose more of your
health), but because of the stability and freedom it can create in life, and the room to
reflect on what is healthy living. if every moment is consumed with concern about
making ends meet, future health will seem immaterial.
- In previous issues I warned
that bandwagoning on the stock market euphoria could be very dangerous. This is not just
my concern but that of many skilled financial advisors.
- On the other hand, there are
good arguments that the market run is real and if you dont get on board you will
lose an opportunity. There is probably far more money lost attempting to avoid a crash
than investing and holding. Additionally, trying to play the market by getting in and
out is no different than throwing dice. About the time you guess right and figure youre
now a market guru, and then invest further, you lose all and more than youve gained.
For the vast majority, they buy high and sell low. Such is the fate of most.
- There is also the argument that
the coming of age of the baby boomers will shore up the market for a long time. They have
reached the age of maximum spending power and the sheer inertia of their presence in the
market will stabilize it out to 2010 or so. Sounds reasonable.. kind of.
- I have also seen studies that
show long term investing earns more money than about any other opportunity open to the
average person. On the other hand, since about 1900 there have been three twenty-year
periods in which there has been a net loss in the market. Buying and holding during these
periods would not be a winner. Problem is, no one really knows when we are in such a
- Just following the market by
investing and holding, say in mutual funds, is not the only option. Many are successful
by finding competent advisors or brokers who can pick winners regardless of the turns in
the market. How to find such help Im not sure, since a bull market can make many
appear to be expert when they are not. When the market falls, most everyone will look like
- It can indeed fall. In a boom
this is hard to believe because it is human nature to think linearly (things will
continue as they are) rather than cyclically (things inevitably go up and down). In
1929 the Dow was at 381. Who would have believed that in less than three years it would
fall to 41, an 89% drop? Buying and holding was no salvation in 1929. The
average portfolio included Auburn, Cord, Missouri Pacific, New York Central,
Pierce-Arrow and Stutz that went out of business and mutual funds (investment trusts)
that went to zero.
- Economics turns on human events
and these take dramatic swings. World War I, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the rise and
fall of Communism, and the present information age and globalization are huge changes
that can dramatically affect economics.
- There is wisdom in business
that warns it is not what you earn that makes you successful, but what you keep. That
can provide a sound principle for anyone trying to secure his or her future. A few
unsuccessful investment. adventures will make it clear that keeping what you have, not
attempting to grow it, should be the primary objective.
- For most people, working hard
at what they know and do best is the best way to make money. The objective then should be
to not amateurishly gamble with it, but do what is necessary to secure it as best you can
and then focus on creating a healthy future.
- Remember, in the end health is
everything. With it, all things are possible. Without it, nothing is.
Strategic Investment, April 1998
Schultz Letter, April 13, 1998
The Crest Of The Tidal Wave, by Robert R. Prechter, New Classics Library, 1995
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