- DEAR FRIEND:
- This issue of the Wysong
Review marks the seventh year of publication. We began as a monthly audio
cassette format directed primarily to professionals, and have slowly evolved to the
present written form which has increasingly broadened its scope of topics and its
- With 1993, we intend to make
the Review even more important and useful for you. Health is not simply a
matter of taking a vitamin, decreasing the fat in your diet, or tread-milling for 20
minutes a day. Our health and happiness is very much linked to environmental issues,
to our economic security, to the freedoms we are able to enjoy, to our individual
creativity and to philosophic reflection.
- Our lead article this month,
for example, entitled THE VOTE YOU DIDNT KNOW YOU HAD has the potential
for putting you and me in control of our own political destiny rather than being
increasingly victimized by a burgeoning self-serving government. What does this have
to do with health? Everything. Talk to the oppressed in countries where
governments have gotten out of hand and see how much these people worry about exercise and
count calories. They are lucky to have something to eat and often live in abject
subjugated fear. Such an existence can destroy health even if the ideal diet is
consumed at every meal. This is but one example of how we will broaden the Review
to make you aware and alert to all issues which can impact on health and happiness.
- You will also notice in this
issue that special efforts will be made to provide you with specific actions you can take
to improve your health. We will provide specific tips and resources for further
research as well as for products which you may find beneficial in your quest for the
- You can always feel free to
write and let us know your thoughts on any of the topics we discuss as well as topics you
would like to see presented. If you use any of the many self-improvement and
health-enhancing techniques we describe and have success, we would certainly like to hear
that as well.
- All of us here thank you for
your continued confidence and support.
- THE VOTE YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU HAD
- Do you think voting for
presidents or governors or congressmen or senators is your most important democratic
privilege? But have you noticed that what you think you are getting by your vote is not
what happens when the politicians get into office? If politicians are free to do as
they please once voted into office, what real voice in government do we have? None!
- Is it not also the that the
media pretty much slants the publicity to either encourage or discourage your vote for one
or another candidate? Even our choices are pretty much controlled. There were something
like ten or more other presidential candidates than those offered by the two major
political parties. But we only got to hear about one alternative, H. Ross Perot. Why is
there not full exposure of all the competing ideas in government? If there is not, how can
our votes be anything more than a rubber stamp of the powers that control the media and
the dollars that control politicians and their campaign?
- But all is not lost. As it
turns out, political votes are not our most important votes anyway. There is another vote
that is far more important. It is, in effect, the fourth branch of government that we are
not told about because the political judicial system wants the power and the control. They
apparently want us to only have the illusion of freedom with no real say in our own
destiny... otherwise theyd do what they promised in their campaign once in office
and tell us about our most important vote.
- You see, the writers of the
Constitution were highly suspicious of government. The reason for the formation of this
country and the Revolutionary War was to shed the tyranny of an oppressive government. The
framers of the Constitution did not trust government nor did they believe that we should
- They ingeniously built into the
Constitution a right and a responsibility of the citizenry that would keep ultimate power
in the hands of the people.
- Let me explain how and why you
hold that power. If we were simply a one vote democracy, like we all believe we are,
namely that we get to vote for our political leaders every so often, the very thing that
could happen to jeopardize our freedoms would, and has happened. Namely, political leaders
are not held responsible for their pledges, we are not given full disclosure and equal
access to all candidates and competing political ideas, and therefore our votes become
simply manipulated by the mass media and gigantic, powerful, economic, political
- But all is not lost. You see,
our government was set up in such a way that although they were capable of creating laws
(the Congress) and adjudicating them (the Courts), government has absolutely no power to
enforce these laws. What, you say? We see people put in prison by the courts constantly.
But notice. It is not the attorneys and judges who enforce the law, it is ultimately the
jury. The jury must vote unanimously to enforce the law. The jury is made up of people
like you and me.
- Juries, as they exist today,
are shielded from this most important vote and power that they have. Little do we know
that we are actually above the law.
- The courtroom scene today is
the judge instructing the jury that he will judge the law and they must judge the facts.
In other words, if someone is on trial for not paying taxes, the judge simply instructs
the jury that there is a law that the defendant must pay such and such tax. The jury is
told to decide whether the defendant paid the tax or not and simply vote guilty or not.
- But the judge has deceived the
jury and has stripped them of their true constitutional power.
- Juries have not only the right
but the responsibility of judging not only the facts but also the validity, applicability,
justness, and rightness of the very law, rule, regulation, or ordinance itself.
- The genius of this is
remarkable when you think about it. It is also criminal that this fundamental right has
been obfuscated, even concealed. The result is that we neither know nor actuate the most
important responsibility we have in protecting freedoms and holding government in check.
- Think about this and how it
empowers you as a citizen and a member of the jury. Congress can pass all of the
ridiculous laws they want, but we have the right to either enforce or not enforce them.
When we set a defendant free because we believe the law that is being applied is not valid
or is unconstitutional, we become the most powerful force in our country. Jury judgment is
something that we alone must make using the personal wisdom we have gained from
literature, current comment, conversation, history, and tradition. We have the ability to
not place our fellow citizens under unjust laws and to send a message back to Congress
that we will not put up with any nonsense.
- In other words, government can
pass all the laws it wants. If we refuse to apply these laws, government loses its power
to oppress us.
- Even a problem as large as the
federal deficit could have been prevented if the public knew about their jury power. When
Congress passed a spend-thrifty program and laid the tax burden on us, all we needed to do
was refuse to pay the tax. If arrested, the jury should vote not guilty. The result,
government spending, would be dead in the water.
- Remember, one not guilty
vote results in hanging the jury and setting the defendant free.
- You, now armed with this
knowledge, if cal led upon for jury duty can quietly listen to the judge tell you about
how that your only right is to judge the facts and that he will judge the law. Then you
can instruct your fellow jury members in their right and responsibility to do both. Most
importantly that they have the responsibility to judge the law itself.
- This is exciting because it
places control and power over destiny in your hands where it belongs.
- To show you the legal validity
of this concept, I have listed below standing Supreme Court decisions and other commentary
which can be used to convince fellow jurors and friends about this most important right
that is cleverly hidden from us:
- Almost every jury in the land is falsely
instructed by the judge when it is told it must accept as the law that which is given to
them by the court, and that the jury can decide only the facts of the case. This is to
destroy the purpose of Common Law Jury, and to permit the imposition of tyranny upon the
people. Citizens Rulebook-Webster Adams
- The charge to the jury in the
first Supreme Court of the U.S. illustrates the true power of the jury. In the February
term of 1794, the Supreme Court conducted a jury trial and said, ...it is presumed
that the juries are the best judges of facts; that is, on the other hand, presumed that
the courts are the best judges of law. But still, both objects are within your power of
- You have a right to take
upon yourselves to judge of both, and to determine the law as well as the fact in
controversy. (State of Georgia vs. Brailsford, et al, 3 Dall. 1)
- The jury has an
unreviewable and irreversible power.. to acquit in disregard of the instructions on the
law given by trial judge.(U.S. vs. Dougherty, 473 F 2nd 113, 1 139)(1972)
- Jury law is the greatest
corrective of law in its actual administration. The will of the state at large imposed on
a reluctant community, the will of the majority imposed on a vigorous and determined
minority, find the same obstacle in the local jury that formerly confronted kings and
ministers. (Dougherty, cited above, note 32, at 1130) (For further information see
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- STAYING HEALTHY WITH NUTRITION
- Elson M. Haas, M.D. This
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provides specific health how-to advice. Exhaustive and enlightening. A must for your
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- WHEN YOU ARE THE CAREGIVER
- One day the care of ailing and
failing relatives may fall to you. There is little doubt that incapacitated relatives will
fair much better under the loving and nurturing care of sensitive relatives than in an
- But this can place tremendous
demands upon you, sometimes requiring practically 24 hour-a-day care. If you are not
careful, you may end up needing care as well.
- When in these circumstances, be
sure to take time for yourself and maintain your own identity and some private space. This
may make you feel guilty. Dont let it. If you do not take such steps, you may very
well succumb to mental or physical illness and then you will need a caregiver.
- For further help in this area
contact the following resources:
- Well Spouse Foundation
- P.O. Box 28876
- San Diego, CA 92198-0876
- Children of Aging Parents
- Suite 302-A
- 1609 Woodbourne Rd.
- Levittown, PA 19057
- ENDOTHELIAL GENE TECHNOLOGY
- As if to simply ignore the
preventable causes of atherosclerosis, scientists now advance a brave new technological
bandage for heart disease.
- It is called Somatic gene
therapy. With this technology, scientists hope to replace the defective genes in our
vessel lining cells which are believed to be responsible for atherosclerosis. Quite an
- Scientists are working with two
new methods to employ this technology. One is to open the chest and directly inject new
DNA material into heart muscle. The other is to infect the heart muscle with an
adeno-virus that contains recombinant genes. Clinical trials are scheduled to begin in
about two years.
- When they come knocking on your
door to ask you to try this one to see how it works, thank them kindly and ask them to try
it on themselves first and get back to you after a few decades to see how theyre
getting along with their little heart adeno-virus friends.
- In the meantime, you can do the
danger-free, proven-to-work things we outline in the
- Not only can most all heart
disease be prevented, it can be reversed with safe, natural life-style changes and
- ALUMINUM IN YOUR BEER, COKE, AND BRAIN
- Ingested and absorbed aluminum
can affect attention and concentration. Not only is aluminum present in our cookware,
deodorants, baking powder, antacids, and municipal water supplies, but also in the pop
cans used for soft drinks, beers, and juices. Canned products are usually acid, and leach
the aluminum into the liquid. This results in 6 times the aluminum level in these
beverages compared to those packaged in glass bottles.
- Packaging of commercial
products is in many cases more important than the product itself. If at all possible, try
to drink fresh squeezed vegetable and fruit juices and if commercial products are
purchased, obtain them in glass rather than aluminum containers.
Tribune 33 (July 23, 1992): 1,
Safety Notebook 3 (January/February 1992): 3-5
- SUPPLEMENTATION IN THE ELDERLY
- Here is a remarkable quote from
the highly respected medical journal, The Lancet, Supplementation with a
modest physiological amount of micronutrients improves immunity and decreases the risk of
infection in old age.
- This is in the November, 1992
issue but will likely not filter through to convince the medical community of the value of
vitamin/mineral supplementation for another decade... if even then.
- But you do not need to wait for
unanimity of medical opinion. A broad spectrum vitamin/mineral supplement, naturally
sourced as much as possible, is a safe insurance policy given our compromised modem diet
- HEAT AND NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS
- Mothers exposed to high heat in
the form of hot tubs, saunas, or fever in the first trimester of pregnancy, increase the
risk of bearing children with neural tube defects. These are serious congenital (birth)
disorders of the spine (spinabifida) and brain (anencephaly).
- We previously reported (Wysong
Review 8/92) that women who supplement folic acid to the diet have a significantly
lower incidence of neural tube defect children than those who do not. This, combined with
the new evidence of risk from high heat exposure in the first trimester, are serious
considerations mothers should make to lessen the chance of bearing a neural tube defect
- HEART DISEASE AND HOMOCYSTEINE
- A genetic disorder known as
homocysteinuria is associated with severe premature arteriosclerosis.
- A recent study has also shown
that moderate elevation in homocysteine, which can occur in individuals who do not have
the genetic disorder, is also associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Guess what? Homocysteine is a
potent oxidant of cholesterol. Here we are again, back to this recurring theme of
oxidation of cholesterol and other food components as the primary underlying cause of many
- How do we get high levels of
homocysteine? Two ways. One is to eat diets that are high in animal protein. Animal
protein is high in sulfur-bearing amino acids which increase the blood level of
- Another is to eat the modern
processed diet which is comprised of food fractions and micronutrient stripped white
fluff. Vitamin B6 in particular, but also vitamin B12 and folate are
responsible for metabolizing homocysteine into cystathionine. Cystathionine does not
generate heart disease. B6 and B12 are by and large destroyed and
removed in food milling, fractionating and processing.
- Thus, if we have high levels of
animal products in the diet, combined with nutrient depleted food-fraction-based food such
as the common white-flour-based products that are standard fare, we set the stage for high
levels of homocysteine. This in turn can create premature cardiovascular disease.
- The solution is evident.
Decrease the amount of animal foods in the diet and also decrease nutrient impoverished,
food-fraction-based products. Emphasize whole grain foods and fresh fruits and vegetables
which are rich in the vitamin cofactors necessary to convert the oxidant homocysteine to
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- VITAMIN B12 AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
may impair recovery from multiple sclerosis. A deficiency in this vitamin should always be
suspected in this disease.
Reynolds, E.H. Multiple sclerosis and
vitamin B12 metabolism. Journal Of Neuroimmunology 40(1992): 225-230
- CARNITINE AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
- A 25 - 40% decrease in
carnitine enzyme activity in patients with Alzheimers Disease suggests the possible
benefit of L-carnitine supplementation.
Kalaria, R.M. et al. Carnitine
acetyltransferase activity in the human brain and its microvessels is decreased in
Alzheimers disease. Annals Of Neurology 32(1992): 583-586
- BETA CAROTENE AND RADIATION
- Beta carotene as found in fresh
fruits and vegetables protects against the suppression of the immune system which can
occur from repeated excessive exposure to long-wave ultraviolet (UV-A) light.
C. et al. Effect of B-carotene supplementation on photosuppression of delayed-type
hypersensifivity in normal young men. Am J Clinical Nutrition 56 (1992): 684-90
- VITAMIN C AND RADIATION
- Topical vitamin C has been
shown to protect the skin against UV-A-mediated phototoxic reactions.
D. et at. Topical vitamin C protects porcine skin from ultraviolet radiation-induced
damage. British J Dermatology 127 (1992): 247-253
- ALUMINUM AND NEUROTOXICITY
- Lower visual memory and a
decline in attention and concentration were associated with high blood levels of aluminum.
Aluminum should be eliminated as much as possible from cookware, deodorants and other
sources in the environment.
K. et at. Neurocognitive effects of aluminum. Archives Of Neurology 49(1992):
- ALUMINUM ACCUMULATION IN TISSUE
- A deficiency in iron,
magnesium, or calcium can result in enhanced absorption and accumulation of toxic
aluminum in tissues.
Sakanashi, T. et al. Aluminum accumulation in serum liver and spleen of Fe-depleted
and Fe-adequate rats.
- Biological Trace Element Research 34 (1992): 1
- VITAMIN E AND IRON
- Iron toxicity, including the
oxidation of cholesterol leading to atherosclerosis, can be protected against by vitamin E
Polette, A. et al. Effect of vitamin E on
acute iron load-potentiated aggregation, secretion, calcium uptake, and thromboxane
biosynthesis in rat platelets. Atherosclerosis 96 (1992): 171-179
- Guar Gum Fiber Overdose
- The consumption of highly
concentrated fiber sources such as guar gum can and has resulted in various forms of bowel
obstruction. A product called Cal-Ban 3OOO has been implicated in recent cases of
obstruction and one reported death.
J. Esophageal and small bowel obstruction from guar gum-containing Diet Pills:
Analysis of 26 cases reported to the Food and Drug Administration. Am J
Gastroenterology 87 (10)(1992): 1424
- Ginger is an herb widely used
for motion sickness, colds, flu, digestive problems and irregular menstruation. A recent
study showed that its warming effect increased thermogenesis (the burning of calories
while at rest) and may assist in dieting.
Eldershaw, T. et al. Pungent principles
of ginger (Zingiber officinale) are thermogenic in the perfused rat hind limb.
Intern J Obesity 16 (1992): 755-763
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pain, stiffness, impaired
function, weakness, edema (fluid accumulation), loss of sensation, and tenderness of the
fingers and hands are all associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
- This condition is also called
entrapment neuropathy because the symptoms are caused by pressure on the median nerve as
it passes through the space formed by the wrist bones and the transverse carpal ligament
(the carpal tunnel).
- Individuals with this condition
often complain of a numbness or a burning pain on the palmar (palm side) surface of the
first three fingers. Physicians look for what is known as apositive Tinels sign,
which is a tingling sensation resulting from a light tapping on the radial side of the
palmaris longus tendon. Another diagnostic sign is Phalens sign, which is an
exacerbation of symptoms when the wrist is flexed and held there for 60 seconds and relief
occurs with extension.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, or
syndromes that mimic this, can be associated with a wide range of diseases including
rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, tennis elbow, thoracic outlet syndrome, following
hemodyalysis and from over-use of the hands, particularly doing repetitive unfamiliar
- Although there is debate in the
scientific literature, there is significant evidence to suggest that this condition may be
caused by or susceptibility increased as a result of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
deficiency. Tests that measures an enzyme called glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (EGOT)
activity or plasma pyridoxal phosphate show that those with low scores on these tests all
responded to supplementation with vitamin B6.
- Vitamin B6 participates
in at least 80 known biochemical pathways. Its deficiency, therefore, can manifest itself
in a wide range of ailments masquerading as diseases from other possible causes. We have
mentioned previously the new evidence linking vitamin B6 deficiency and
increased risk from cardiovascular disease, for example. (Wysong Review 5/92; also
see page 5 of this issue)
- Effectiveness of Vitamin B6
in treating carpal tunnel syndrome is believed to result from its ability to shrink
the synovial membranes that are adjacent to the nerve being irritated. The recommended
daily allowance (RDA) is between 2 to 3 mg. of vitamin B6 a day, but clinicians
have found that doses of 50 to 200 mg. of vitamin B6 a day for a period of
about three months are necessary to reverse this condition.
- Vitamin B6 is
brutally tortured in food processing. It is milled out of our grains, cooked, vacuumed,
and chemically combined with other nutrients rendering it unuseful and perhaps even toxic.
Thus our modern depleted food supply likely lies at the root of our susceptibility to
carpal tunnel syndrome. Additionally, certain food additives such as FD and C yellow
number 5 as well as drugs such as oral contraceptives and penicillamine are
antimetabolites against pyridoxine and thus render inactive the little bit of pyridoxine
we do manage to receive in our depleted diet. Excessive protein intake is also known to
deplete vitamin B6 reserves and advancing age is associated with decreasing
- What to do? Perhaps, before
going under the knife, which is the conventional approach to this disease, it might be
worth your while to consider the following alternate approach:
- 1. Take 50 to 100 mg of vitamin
B6 daily. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is available in any health food
store and in most pharmacies. Taken as a multiple B vitamin supplement with B ~, B2,
B3, choline and others is best. Pyridoxal phosphate is believed by some
researchers to be a more effective source of the vitamin since it is preconverted to the
active compound required by the body.
- 2. Increase consumption of raw
fruits and vegetables. Raw bananas, avocados, dried fruits and nuts are all good sources
of vitamin B6 and as a part of natural foods are the best form in the
universe-natures form. Legumes and grains used in cereals and baked items should be
- 3. Dont eat any foods
with dyes or coloring agents.
- 4. Reduce your protein
consumption to approximately 50 gm per day.
- 5. For physical therapy,
splints are available and pulsed ultrasound can be used. Contact your local hospital for
physical therapists or contact local chiropractors to see who is skilled in this form of
- 6. Create breaks and change
positions for repetitive hand tasks. Additionally, engage in a regular aerobic and
resistance training program which will increase overall fitness, strength, circulation,
and joint flexibility.
- 7. Rule out a thyroid problem.
If carpal tunnel syndrome is in both hands, (bilateral) the thyroid may be under
functioning. Thyroid supplementation in these instances can result in significant
improvement in two to three weeks.
- Be patient. This is a condition
that likely is a result of years of improper nutrition and perhaps physical and
environmental abuse. At least three months are required to see improvement. Use this as an
opportunity to not only heal your hands but reap the overall benefits of a healthier
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Werbach. Melvyn R. Nutritional Influences on
Illness. Third Line Press, Inc.. 1988.
Pizzorno Joseph E. et al. A Textbook of
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Jeffrey., Medical Applications of Clinical Nutrition. Keats Publishmg, p. 83.
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