- If every time we did something
that would bring harm to ourselves, to society or to the environment, we were given some
painful jolts of voltage sufficient to cause us to discontinue and not want to do it
again, most problems facing humanity would be almost instantly solved. But thats
not the way things are. Other than sticking our hand in a fire or falling off a
cliff, or similar easy lessons in living, most choices we make require foresight, and a
measure of potential consequences perhaps far into the future.
- Therein lies our problem.
We are lazy, we like to cheat, we are pleasure-for-the-moment driven, are good with
alibis and excuses and are particularly good at self-justification. We use all of
these mental acrobatics to permit us to do things that we may rationally or intuitively
know may bring us, or the world around us, eventual harm.
- We continue doing what is
comfortable for us until eventually we are sufficiently harmed, or the evidence becomes so
overwhelming that what we are doing is wrong, that we then may change due to the brute
force of public opinion. Even then there are stalwart conservatives who deny the ill
effects of anything that would mean change.
- Thus, although cigarette
smoking, industrial smog, water pollution, radiation, toxic gases emitted from modern
construction materials, and sedentary living are all proven now to cause harm, even
grievous life-threatening harm, they continue to be embraced by many simply because change
would mean inconvenience or sacrifice.
- Perhaps the most difficult
argument to overcome in trying to convince others of the far-reaching effects of our
discordancy with the natural world is Uncle Josh, who is now ninety-four and seems even
quite robust, and yet has smoked a cigar and chewed tobacco since he was sixteen.
Then there is the brother-in-law who works in the nuclear plant who has never
developed cancer. There is the classmate you saw at the recent reunion who is
engaged in no exercise program, watches virtually every soap opera and eats pounds of
Godiva Chocolates every week but yet looks more trim and fit than you in spite of your
tofu and jazzercise. Or how about the NBA All-Star who eats nothing but greasy fast
foods, additive-laden soft drinks, and candy bars?
- I usually respond by noting
that there are people who drive drunk habitually and have done so for decades without ever
getting in a wreck. And there are infantry men who have gone on many campaigns on
the front line and have never been wounded. But I explain that just because they
escaped harm does not mean such a course is wise and that the odds are not against you.
- Here is an even better rebuttal
I have found. Back on page 1 you will see a computed tomographic scan of the head of
an inebriated man admitted to the Emergency Department of a hospital. In the side
view you can see an approximately 2 nail embedded in the back part of the skull.
In the front view, you can see that this nail is in the center of the brain.
The patient disclosed that some twelve years earlier he had attempted suicide
during a depressive episode, and had used a nail gun directed between the eyes to end his
life. Since that time, he has been essentially symptom-free with the exception of a
slight limp and slight facial droop.
- Everything is a matter of the
odds. If you can shoot nails into your brain and survive essentially unscathed, then
certainly you might be able to smoke, lead a sedentary life, breathe toxic fumes, be
unfit, and eat almost anything and possibly escape damage too.
- For most of us, however, it
would be much smarter to weigh the odds in our favor and use our brain (minus nails) to
exercise judgment and foresight and make decisions now that increase the odds for a better
- Violence - How To Protect Yourself
- Increasingly, violence is
becoming a greater threat to your health than any disease.
- There are over 25,000 murders a
year in the U.S. Thats one every twenty-one minutes. Homicide is the
second leading cause of death in people fifteen to twenty-four years and the first cause
of death for male blacks between the ages of fifteen to twenty-four. More teenagers
and young adults die from gunshots than from all natural causes combined. Now 5% or more
of all high school students carry guns to classes.
- The murder rate for the small
cities of 50,000 to 100,000 increased 21% in 1991 and this percentage is increasing even
more in 1993. One million semi-automatic guns are made in the U.S. each year and
these semi-automatics are replacing the handgun as the preferred weapon. They are as
easy to buy as a toothbrush. The Washington Post reported that 1.9 million AK-47
automatic rifles were imported from China in the years 1989 to 1991. These did not
go to the military. They went to our neighbors.
- Opponents to gun control are
many and powerful. For example, Virginia passed gun control legislation limiting
citizens to only being able to purchase one gun per month. Twelve new weapons
purchased by each citizen in Virginia per year was considered a victory for gun control
- The economic toll from such
violence in the U.S. in terms of medical care and lost productivity is over 14 billion
dollars a year and climbing.
- The loss of safety and order in
our society is a symptom of serious underlying social and economic ills. These
problems have existed for decades, perhaps even far longer than that, and are simply now
realizing their full-blown social-diseased state.
- Here you can see a chart
showing the gross federal debt. Its very simple, it simply shows that
politicians are incapable of balancing a checkbook and are bent on spending strategies
that simply help assure their getting re-elected. It would take, just in 1993, 57
cents out of every dollar of federal income taxes to pay just the interest on the debt.
Shortly it will take the entire amount of income taxes collected to pay this
interest. The federal debt will soon top $5 trillion, translating to $100,000 for
every family of five.
- Notice the debt curve is not
even a curve any more. It is almost a line going straight up. Before this line
reaches infinity, long before that, the country is broke bankrupt.
- If that happens to you or me,
we are in dire straights. If we cant even pay the interest on our debt, much
less the principal, no one is going to lend us any money any more. If we have no
other source of money, we will either croak from starvation or go out into the
neighborhood and start plundering to feed ourselves and our family. Back to that in
- For now, look at what the
governments situation is. They are in a position where they only have
one choice: print more money. They seem incapable of making the hard choices in
terms of budgetary cuts, so the printing presses will likely roll. If that happens,
the value of our money will be rapidly inflated. Actually, they have two choices.
They either print the money or they default on programs such as Social Security,
Medicare, military pensions and so forth. Not a very popular move and certainly not one
that will get them re-elected. On the other hand, if they follow through with their
obligations on these and other kinds of entitlement programs, they will have to pay with
worthless inflated money fresh off the printing presses. Printing money is a little
more deceptive and thus the more likely course of action.
- It is a terrifying scenario but
it is one which we in a very real sense face now.
- In the meantime, faced with a
situation where our government is in debt greater than the total number of dollars in
existence, we can expect to see bigger economic woes. The poor economy will continue
to eliminate jobs by the millions. Uncontrolled flooding of immigrants will take
more of the jobs that are available. Growing drug use, because of the economic
advantage to those who sell them, and because of the despair of those who take them, will
create more crime.
- Gangs are now not only
statewide but even have nationwide powers. Governments have developed a tolerant
attitude toward looting and rioting. Juries even side with the attackers, arguing
that they couldnt help themselves since they themselves were victims of the riot
fervor. For example, the beaters of Reginald Denny in L.A. an event we all
witnessed again and again on TV were simply excused!
- The 1992 riots in Los Angeles
and in other U.S. cities are just a hint of the holocaust which can come to Americas
urban areas as economic woes deepen and the social fabric unravels.
- And guess what? Youre
pretty much on your own. Government protection, if widespread breakdown occurs, is
extremely limited. In the 1992 Los Angeles riots, for example, police were simply
overwhelmed and in some areas they simply withdrew leaving the citizens at the
mercy of the crazed mobs. So dont plan on help from a simple dial of 911.
You must prepare to be both your first and your last line of defense.
- I know this sounds shocking and
I dont want to seem (or be) paranoid, but the facts speak for themselves. For
those who already live in the inner cities, you know well what I am talking about.
For those of you who believe you are safe in suburbia or in smaller cities, it may
be just a matter of time.
- In his monthly Update, James
Cook sees this decay in our society ultimately linked to the welfare mentality:
The free health care, the unemployment insurance, the subsidies,
the social security; someday none of it will be there. At the very worst time it
will all be gone. Even the mighty U.S. government must fail in its attempt to
subsidize every human discomfort or failure. It simply cant be done...
If you dont choose to work, you have an inalienable right to get
money. This has got to be the sickest society on earth...
A high percentage of welfare recipients are addicts, alcoholics or
both. People who come to love drugs or alcohol more than their children raise
narcissistic misfits who repeat the cycle, unleashing even more pronounced predators on
society. The welfare system begets violence and crime. It begins to corrupt
the recipients the moment they go on the dole. From one generation to the next the
damage is stupefying.
The dying dollar causes the worlds commodities and goods to
become prohibitively expensive in the U.S. A raging inflation superimposes itself on
top of a full blown depression. The government issues edicts and orders, along with
trillions of dollars but the international currency markets see through the masquerade.
The dollar is dead and the desperate government confiscates everything in sight to
stave off bankruptcy.
The welfare checks bounce and the social security payments dont
buy anything. The grey panthers riot. The cities burn. The socialist
party experiences a huge surge in membership. Union members vandalize and destroy
their former employers. Government employees are paid through a value added tax on
all private assets and from the sale of the gold in Fort Knox. Chaotic financial
conditions, anarchy in the cities and vigilantism spread across the nation. The
government resorts to force and martial law, but nothing can restore the purchasing power
of the subsidy checks or the old asset values. Its over.
- Pretty sobering, if not
downright scary, is it not?
- The idea here is dont despair. Do something. One, dont contribute to
the problem with a welfare mentality and endless consumerism and debt and two, take
- Here are some specific things
you can do to help protect yourself in the event of social breakdown. These are steps that
may indeed be unnecessary if nothing ever happens, but if something does happen, you will
forever thank yourself for taking measures now while you have opportunity:
neighborhood talk with neighbors about the possibility of violence coming to the
neighborhood and what to do. Begin neighborhood watch programs and get a list of
neighbors and telephone numbers so that you can readily communicate. Gangs in the
Los Angeles area moved out into the smaller neighborhoods but left all areas where there
was determined resistance, in search of easier pickings. One neighborhood was kept
intact by the neighbors rolling dumpsters into the road, illuminating the intersection in
front of the barricades, and posting armed residents behind them. Hour after hour
vehicles filled with armed gangs approached the barricades, but moved on once they
determined the area was protected and was not going to be an easy target. The
neighborhood ended up unscathed.
Secure your home
security includes walls, fences, floodlights, alarms, good locks, deadbolts, unbreakable
windows, and metal doors. Contact resource A - page 8 for further suggestions.
Be prepared to be
self-reliant canned goods, dried foods, the new MRE military rations and other
non-perishables can be stored in the home. Fortunately many foods that are very
healthful can be easily stored. Dried fruits, dried meats, and whole grains have
good shelf lives and are highly concentrated and nutritious. Also, consider a
first-aid kit, a good home generator such as the Honda PM2500XK1, a cellular phone and an
array of camping equipment including stove lanterns, coolers, sleeping bags and even a
Prepare an escape route
know where you can go and how you can get there under your own power if violence
threatens your neighborhood.
Have portable money
maintain a supply of cash. Have travelers checks on hand and currency.
Keep the money in a secure place in the home and then if you have to escape, have a
European-type money belt to transport the money with you.
Relocate to safer areas
even the Marines know when to retreat. If you are in a high crime area, which
most densely populated American urban areas are, consider moving not just to the suburbs,
but to smaller more remote cities or even into rural areas. Also consider moving
into a climate that would not threaten you if you were forced to live outside for a period
Get tough you
must be prepared personally to be able to defend yourself against an attacker. You
dont have to wait for any further social breakdown. This is something that
could happen at any moment walking down any American street.
- Eat healthy, stay fit. By
following the eating guidelines discussed continually in the Health Letter, you will much more likely be better
nourished than your attacker. By engaging in a regular aerobic and weight training
fitness program only about thirty minutes three times a week is required you
can be more fit than your attacker.
- This will help you outrun
someone, but if you are not skilled in the art of personal combat, you are still
- Surprisingly, anyone can
develop defense skills that are highly effective in winning such a confrontation.
The best training I have seen is a hand-to-hand fighting system based upon the
science of automatic reflex reactions.
- The system is called the SCARS
Fighting System. It is a classified military system that must be learned, practiced,
and used with extreme seriousness. The system creates an offensive rather than
defensive mindset. This does not mean that you go out looking for a fight, but
rather if you are attacked, you dont think defensively, which simply causes you to
react to actions on the attackers part, but rather think offensively so that you
initiate actions that force them to react to protect themselves.
- The reactions from certain
offensive attacks have been carefully studied. Once learned, the system will place
you in control such that you will know that if you strike your attacker in a particular
way, exactly what his response will be and how you will then be able to further
- As I said, this is serious
stuff, but if you really want to prepare yourself against attack, it is a program you
should be well familiar with.
- This defense system is not a
sport or simply a style. It is rather a predictable science, originally developed
for combat fighting where if you lost, you died. For example, if you claw a mans eye
it is known:
- His head will go back first,
then the right foot will go back; He will step one full step with the right foot; He will
turn his body towards the right and grab his eye with both hands; He will grab with the
closest hand to the eyes first and the other hand will follow and lap over.
- If you strike the windpipe
below the Adams Apple:
- The man will step back one full
step with either foot; He will rotate until he is fully stepped back; Then he will rotate
towards the foot that he has put behind him.
- The strategy with the throat
shot is that it will keep the man facing you but backing away slightly and this gives you
adequate time to make other strikes such as at the sternum, the heart, or the lung.
- These are just two examples
taken from the course offered in resource B. The author, in written and video form
carefully shows how, if attacked in particular ways, there are certain strikes that can be
made to incapacitate your attacker.
- The most unique feature of this
program is its effect of putting you in an offensive mindset so that you are not simply
reacting to or defending against an attacker, which almost always results in an adverse
outcome for you.
- This is a topic I have not
enjoyed. Nevertheless, ignoring danger does not make it go away, it simply increases
the likelihood for being a victim. Use the resources as a beginning point to learn
how you can secure yourself, your family, and your possessions. Be aware. Dont
assume that just because you have never been a victim it will never occur, or because
America has always seemed a place of stability, security, and justice that that is the way
it will remain for you. Take steps now to be prepared.
England Journal of Medicine, October 7, 1993: 1084
The Ron Paul Strategy Guide available
from Ron Paul & Associates, Inc., 18333 Egret Bay, #265, Houston, Texas 77058,
Powells book Urban Safety Guide is available by contacting Globalcor
(Communications) Ltd., P.O. Box 41, Gainesville, GA 30503, 1-800-542-9221
May 29, 1993: 1375;
The SCARS Fighting System is described in Hostile Control Systems with Jerry
Peterson and is available from Optimum Training Systems, Dept #22-H, 2945 South Mooney
Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277, 1-800-582-2083
Information about Personal Attack Alarms
(PALLs) is available from Gawne International, P.O. Box 1453, Midland, MI 48640,
50-minute Principles of Home Defense video is
available from Wild Wing Productions, 7240 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406,
Survival Techniques is a money-back guarantee video available from Osprey, Ltd. P.O. Box
44166, Milwaukee, WI 53214
money back guarantee; Self-sufficience and food storage handbook/catalog available
from Happy Hovel Foods, P.O. Box 781, Yelm, WA 98597.
- Natural Treatment of Colds and Flu
- First, get plenty of sleep.
As the days become shorter in the Fall and Winter, your body will tell you that you
need more sleep. Getting 1-3 more hours of sleep during this time of year may be
necessary to help you ward off disease.
- Exercise regularly and try to
do it to such an extent that you get heated up and sweat. If you have a cold, you
will find that this form of exercise can provide some immediate relief.
- Spend time doing things that
increase your body temperature such as enjoying saunas and jacuzzis. Some
practitioners recommend breathing the warm air from a hair dryer nightly for 2-3 minutes
to help kill potential cold viruses that may be lurking within your respiratory system.
- Nutritional supplements such as
vitamin C in the 500-1000 mg. range, 2-3 times a day have reportedly both helped prevent
colds and shorten their duration. A multi-vitamin mineral supplement containing both
fat soluble vitamins, B complex vitamins, and minerals including zinc is also beneficial
- Homeopathic remedies are
available for various kinds and stages of colds and flus. This is a sophisticated
form of medicine requiring knowledge of symtoms before a specific remedy can be
prescribed. See the Wysong Resource List for the names of homeopathic practitioners.
Otherwise you may try some of the remedies yourself since they are virtually
without danger. (Resource D) Some examples of homeophatics would include
Aconite, which is used at the first sign of a cold, when there is sneezing, nasal
discharge, fever, and an inflamed throat. Aconite is recommended during the first 24
hours of a cold. Arsenicum is used if you feel cold, and Belladonna is used if you
- Herbs Echinacea,
Goldenseal, Propolis, Garlic, and St. Johns Wort are all herbals which are
reportedly useful in boosting the immune system and combatting cold and flu infections.
- Keep in mind that the Fall and
Winter, as a result of the changing circadian cycle of the sun, depress your immune system
and make you quite vulnerable to disease. Additionally, enclosing yourself in sealed
homes breathing less-than-healthy air, and decreased exposure to what sunlight there is,
also take their toll and weaken you. It is the time of the year to recognize that
you are vulnerable, and to take the appropriate steps to guard more carefully against
RDA - A multi-vitamin/mineral supplement (available from the Healthy
Alternatives Store 1-800-748-0188).
Homeopathic remedies (available from the Healthy Alternatives Store 1-800-748-0188).
- Home Probate Business
- A money-back guaranteed seminar
course is available for individuals who would like to learn how to develop a potentially
highly lucrative home business. More than three million probate properties pass
through the court system each year. Often these are chewed up with attorney fees,
settling costs, estate taxes, and other expenses. Many items in probate such as
cars, jewelry, houses, and so forth cant be divided, so they are sold at often
substantial discounts to generate cash for the estate. A home probate business
permits you to purchase these properties at substantial discounts and teaches you how to
then sell them at a profit. You are thus provided income, and those trying to get
out from under the heavy costs of probate as quickly as possible are assisted by you doing
so. This is a business with virtually no competitors, and it requires no previous
experience, licenses, or college degrees. In our days of financial uncertainty, when
even multi-national corporations are in jeopardy, taking control of your own business and
economic life by having your own business is definitely something everyone should explore.
For more information contact Jim Banks, Probate Business, Box 7000-646,
Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- Fuel-free living and a possible home business
- A patented building system
called Enertia touts that it is the worlds most efficient building system.
It is basically a framed wood house within another wood house encasement.
Solar energy heats the space between the two and passively distributes it.
Unlike conventional stick-built homes, the Enertia home is
made of massive solid-wood walls that store heat in a process called thermal
inertia. This internal heat is then boosted and circulated by solar energy.
The reverse cycle occurs in the summer, dissipating heat and cooling the interior.
Information is available on where these homes may be available or for opportunities
for builders and dealers in establishing a business providing these homes. (Resource
Enertia Building Systems, Route 1, Box 67, Wake Forest, NC 27587,
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Gamma Linolenic Acid is found
in the oils extracted from the seeds of Evening Primrose and borage plants.
(Resource G) In a controlled clinical trial of thirty-seven people afflicted
with this autoimmune disease, those who received the supplement had less pain and fewer
signs of inflammation. Those who did not receive the supplement had a worsening of
the disease activity and no improvement during the course of the study.
- Although the researchers found
no side effects associated with the use of the supplement, they warned that rather
than rush out to health food stores and purchase Primrose or borage seed oil, people with
rheumatoid arthritis should rely on proven treatments for this condition. My
questions are, number one, if there are no adverse side effects, why not rush out and buy
the oils, and number 2, what are these other proven treatments? Im
sure those of you with rheumatoid arthritis would like to know what they are also.
Evening Primrose and Borage herbs (available from the Healthy Alternatives Store
News, Nov. 6, 1993, p. 303
- Ailing doctors
- More than a third of U.S.
physicians practicing today say that if given the chance to do it all over again, they
would not go to medical school.
November, 1993: 33
- The love muscle exercise
- Strengthening the muscles in
the floor of the pelvis helps genital/sexual fitness. By strengthening this muscle
it is also said to help prostate problems and urine leaking in both men and women.
The muscles you squeeze in this exercise are the same muscles you use to hold back
urine or bowel movements. The exercises can be done at any time sitting or standing.
To begin, simply squeeze and release these pelvic muscles ten to fifteen times in a
row twice a day. Though at first you may find yourself tensing your stomach and leg
muscles, after a few days you will be able to isolate the pelvic muscles. Increase
the number of repetitions until you can do sixty or seventy squeezes a day. Then
learn to hold the squeezes for a count of three and then release for up to sixty or
seventy squeezes twice a day. Doing the short squeezes, then alternate days doing
the count of three squeezes, will provide an excellent workout for these muscles.
After a time, you will find yourself being able to do them effortlessly and
automatically to become love muscle fit.
Koszinski Group, Suite 201, 127 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
- Prostate cancer treatment
- In a recent Health Letter we noted the current assessment of
prostate cancer therapy is that the person is just as well off doing nothing as being
subjected to the various forms of treatment presently available. An alternate
treatment is called photo oxidation which is a combination of intravenous hydrogen
peroxide and ultraviolet radiation of the blood. Some researchers, not tied to
conventional thinking, believe this offers the most hope and promise at present for
reversing this condition. Contact the reference and resources in our article on
oxygen as a nutrient in the Vol. 7 No. 10 of the Wysong Health Letter.
Cryo Suspension is now being offered
at a cost of $100,000. In this process the body is frozen just after it is dead in
the hope that future medical advances can result in a resurrection and cure. If you
cant afford the full process, you can get a head-only job. The idea here is
that if your brain is intact, perhaps in the future all the other parts will be able to be
attached to it.
- Another option envisioned now
is up-loading all of your neural networks onto a computer disk, thus transferring your
consiousness into a computer and giving you computer immortality. In theory then you
could just be plugged in any time, talked to and questioned for eternity.
November 6, 1993: 1186
- Root Canals as a cause of disease
- Bacteria and even undetectable
toxins within root canals are believed to lie at the root of some chronic conditions of
individuals who have had root canal oral surgery performed. Just about any chronic
condition or organ disease may be related to root canals that may only be resolved if the
tooth is pulled. If you have root canals and have a chronic condition that will not
respond despite your best efforts, read the book Root Canal Cover-up Exposed.
Root Canal Cover-up Exposed, available from the Wysong Library, 1880
North Eastman, Midland, MI 48640, 1-800-748-0188)
- Chronic acne
- Large doses of vitamin A
50,000 units twice a day are reportedly effective in treating chronic acne.
Although this is a large dosage of A, as long as liver function is checked about
every six months, there is reportedly no danger. Even if the liver begins to show
pathology, it is easily reversed by simply discontinuing the vitamin.
Opinion, November, 1993: 8
- Soy for prostate cancer
- Japanese men consuming high
levels of soybean products known to be high in phyto-estrogens experience an inhibition in
the growth of prostate cancer. Good resources of soy include tofu and a newly
developed delicious peanut butter/soy spread.7 (Resource I)
Peanut Butter Plus - A peanut butter soy spread (available from
the Healthy Alternatives Store 1-800-748-0188).
November 15, 1993: 1209
- Coenzyme Q-10
- Some nutritionists believe
Coenzyme Q10 to be one of the most beneficial of all supplemental nutrients.
Coenzyme Q10 is the compound used in the body in cellular energy-producing
reactions. It is also believed to have antioxidant properties. Some believe
everyone should be taking Coenzyme Q10 if they have an illness or if they wish not to have
one. The common dosage recommended for illness is 180 to 300 mg. per day. For
those with congestive heart failure, a condition with many reports of success using the
product, 240 mg. daily in two 120 mg. doses is recommended. For just a preventive,
30 to 60 mg. once a day is suggested. This is a nutrient on the hit list of the FDA,
which claims it to be ineffective. However, many scientific studies demonstrate its
effectiveness and many individuals swear that without it they would not be alive.
and Healing, November, 1993: 1
- Second-hand smoke and lung cancer
- A recent study demonstrated
that non-smokers exposed to side-stream cigarette smoke take up and metabolize the
carcinogen capable of causing lung cancer.
England Journal of Medicine, November 18, 1993: 1543
- Omega 3s in recovery
- As described thoroughly in my
book Lipid Nutrition, omega 3 fatty acids (the fish oil factor) are widely
deficient in modern populations. Not only are they deficient, but they have been
replaced with toxic, hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils found in practically
every processed food made. Researchers now have demonstrated that by supplementing
omega 3 fatty acids when recuperating from surgery or physical trauma, that recovery is
speeded and shorter hospital stays made possible. Omega 3 sources include flax, soy
and fish oils. (Resource J)
Surgery, July, 1992; Journal
of The American College of Nutrition, October, 1992 J)
Omega 3 sources - Flax, soy and fish oils (available from the Healthy Alternatives Store
- Montezumas Revenge
- Travelers diarrhea can be
particularly threatening to young children who can experience dehydration. An
easily-made cereal-based oral rehydration solution is reportedly very effective for
treating this condition: mix one-half cup of dry pre-cooked baby rice cereal with
two cups of water (bottled or boiled and cooled) and one-quarter teaspoon of salt
(preferably whole or celtic salt). (Resource K) The mixture should be thick, but
pourable and drinkable and should not taste salty.
England Journal of Medicine, November, 18, 1993: 1585
- K) Whole Salt - A natural 74-trace mineral
salt (available from the Healthy Alternatives Store 1-800-748-0188).
- Dental fillings and antibiotic
- A study found that the mercury
in dental amalgum fillings caused a jump in drug resistant bacteria from 9% to 70%.
When the fillings were removed, the resistance dropped to 12%. Apparently the
genes that protect bacteria from mercury lie close to those that protect against
antibiotics so that bacteria that survive one are also resistant to the other.
Healthwatch, Fall, 1993: 13
- A, C, & E
- Mounting epidemiologic and
other research continues to make the case for the value of the antioxidant vitamins A
(beta carotene), C, & E in slowing the progression and even preventing the development
of many aging-related diseases such as: immune disorders and depressed function,
cancer, caridovascular disease, cataracts, arthritis, dental disease, and, frankly, almost
every other degenerative condition known. All processed food fare can have these
nutrients removed, altered, or destroyed. Increasingly convert your diet to fresh,
whole, natural foods and consider a daily insurance policy of a concentrated food source
A, C, & E supplement.13 (Resource L)
Food Industry, November/December, 1993: 4-
Fod ACE - A food-derived Vitamin A, C and E supplement
(available from the Healthy Alternatives Store 1-800-748-0188).
- Dont let apparently youthful
health fool you
- I have discussed before various
studies wherein young individuals have been examined at autopsy to determine whether early
stage disease was underway. For example, autopsies of young men who died in the
Korea and Vietman wars. In individuals with no apparent sign of overt disease, the
coronary vessels feeding the heart muscle had already begun to fill with atherosclerotic
plaque, the plugging material that leads to heart attacks in later life. A new study
of over 1,500 teenagers who died from non-disease causes has shown that in the age group
15-19 that all of the aortas and about half of the right corony arteries already had
- Youth is incredibly resilient
and gives both the young person and the parent the impression that health is present, when
in fact insidious disease may be smoldering within. The diets of young people today
are literally choked with hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils and free radical
processed fats. Fast foods and snacks are the primary culprits. Keep your kids
on fresh, whole, natural foods as much as possible, encourage a multi-vitamin mineral
supplement and an A, C and E antioxidant supplement (Resource C, L) to help protect them
from the degenerative, debilitating diseases that strike middle-age modern society like a
RDA - A multi-vitamin/mineral supplement (available from the Healthy
Alternatives Store 1-800-748-0188).
Food ACE - A food-derived Vitamin A, C and E supplement
(available from the Healthy Alternatives Store 1-800-748-0188).
Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis, September, 19,
- B12 for dementia
- About 5% of individuals over
the age of 70 may be suffering from a vitamin B12 deficiency. This deficiency can
result in symptons such as dementia and paranoia very similar to Alzheimers. A
urine test is available from clinical laboratories to determine if there is a B12
deficiency. If there is, certainly supplementation would be in order. But even
without the test, it may be wise for elderly individuals to take vitamin B12 supplements,
and of course be sure to eat a varied diet consisting of fresh, whole, natural foods as
much as possible.
American Journal of Medicine, June, 1993: 589
- Doctors and magicians
- A recent writer for the British
medical journal, The Lancet, reflected on the
similarity between doctors and magicians: Successful practitioners of both
combine an omniscient demeanor with soothing and distracting patter to induce in their
clients a gentle and relaxed curtailmnt of critical thought, leading to credulity and
therefrom aesthetic satisfaction.
October 2, 1993: 875 \
- Vitamin K for osteoporosis
- Some researchers now believe
that vitamin K may be even more important than calcium to prevent osteoporosis.
Vitamin K is necessary for osteocalcin to combine with calcium to build a matrix of
bone. Lots of fresh dark green vegetables are good sources of vitamin K and most
multi-vitamin mineral supplements contain vitamin K. (Resource C)
RDA - A multi-vitamin/mineral supplement (available from the Healthy
Alternatives Store 1-800-748-0188).
- Boron for arthritis
- An Australian study has
demonstrated that boron, a trace mineral, may relieve severe osteoarthritis. 71% of
the individuals using the boron supplement experienced an improvement in their condition.
Boron is a trace mineral found in fruits and vegetables, particularly those
organically grown. Although there is no RDA established for boron, it is not hard to
imagine a deficiency occurring with the predominance of processed foods in the modern
diet, and industrialized farming removing trace minerals year after year from the land but
not replacing them.
Counselor, October/November, 1993: 13
- Vitamins for heart disease
- Elevated blood homocysteine
levels are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (see Wysong Health Letter Vol. 7 No. 1). A study
of 1160 adults demonstrated that those individuals with low levels of vitamins B12, B6 and
folic acid had elevated homocysteine levels. Since large segments of the population,
and in particular the elderly, are deficient in the B vitamins, a supplement containing at
least the RDA of vitamins and minerals (Resource C) along with whole grains, and several
servings daily of fresh fruits and vegetables is advisable.
RDA - A multi-vitamin/mineral supplement (available from the Healthy
Alternatives Store 1-800-748-0188).
of the American Medical Association 12-8-93: 2693
- IV nutrients for asthma
- Good eating and multi-vitamin
mineral supplementation may alleviate asthma or at least decrease the severity. Some
nutritionally sophisticated physicians are now giving an IV combination of magnesium,
calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C to individuals who are suffering asthma severe enough
to go to the emergency room, and creating relief sometimes within only thirty to sixty
seconds. For a physician who is aware of these kinds of treatments see the Wysong
Health Resources list or contact Dr. Allen Gaby, 31 Walker Avenue, Suite 100, Pikesville,
Counselor, October/November, 1993: 12
- Put a Big Mac in your salad
- All you have to do is add one
packet of ranch dressing to a McDonalds chef salad and you have approximately the
same fat and calories as are in the Big Mac.
University of California at Berkeley Wellness
Letter, November, 1993: 1
- Orange juice for kidney stones
- Drinking 1.2 liters of orange
juice daily with meals has been reported to be as effective as pharmaceuticals in
preventing kidney stone formation.
of Urology 1993, Vol. 149, No. 6: 1405-
- Yogurt and vaginal east
- 84 patients in Israel
participated in a study evaluating the use of yogurt to cure vaginal candidas (yeast)
infections. Ten to fifteen milliliters were deposited directly into the vagina by a
syringe twice daily for seven days, and then repeated once weekly. The
syringe was inserted one to two inches into the vagina. Most of the individuals in
the yogurt therapy group had the best response compared to controls and others utilizing
acetic acid. Most, in fact, had their problem completely resolved. We reported
previously the beneficial effects of yogurt for this condition (see Wysong Health Letter Vol. 7 No. 3).
The best yogurt is that which you make yourself.22 (Resource M)
Obset Gynecol Scand 91: 72
Yogurt starter cultures, equipment and directions (available from the Healthy Alternatives
- Oxygen and multiple sclerosis
- Intravenous hydrogen peroxide
(see Wysong Health Letter Vol. 7 No. 10)
and/or exercising on a stationary bicycle while breathing oxygen through a nasal
cannula at six to eight liters per minute has been reported to be a safe, effective
Opinion, October, 1993: 8
- Heart attack, self-therapy
- If you are having a heart
attack or you are with someone who is and dont know C.P.R., forced coughing once per
second can keep blood flowing sufficiently to help maintain consciousness. The
forced contraction of the diaphragm and chest wall help squeeze the heart, acting like
self-performed C. P. R.
- Additionally, by chewing up an
aspirin and swallowing immediately, blood clotting may be prevented as well as heart
Longevity Newsletter, November, 1993: 6
- Honey and peptic ulcer
- As reported in a previous issue
(see Wysong Health Letter Vol. 7 No. 9), peptic
ulcer is related to an infection by the bacterium Heliocobacter pylori. Taking 80
milliliters of Manuka honey daily reportedly acts as an antibacterial against this
October 2, 1993: 858
- Music in the O.R.
- If going under the knife,
consider taking along some relaxing music to listen to before, during, and after the
surgery. Several studies have demonstrated that listening to relaxing music greatly
reduces anxiety, pain, stress hormones in the blood, the need for pre-operative and
post-operative medications, and speeds recovery. Such music can actually decrease
the amount of sedatives required and produce an effect comparable to that of an
intravenous dose of two-and-one-half milligrams of Valium.
Longevity Newsletter, November, 1993: 3