- DEAR FRIEND:
Permit me for
a minute to get a little morbid and talk about something none of us likes
to ó death.
getting into all the possible conjecture about what happens after death,
let's assume that death is no worse than what we experience during a deep
sleep with no dreaming. How
many of us object to that experience?
No one, I think. It
is ultimate relaxation, the epitome of peace with absolutely no pain,
discomfort, or demands placed upon you.
So why do we
fear death? Because we desire
life. It is an innate
biological imperative to try to stay alive.
But is life always so good? What
if you are racked with a painful debilitating disease from which there is
surely no escape? Is not then
the deep restful sleep, similar to what death may be, a relief rather than
something to be feared? I
think that most of us really fear the process of dying, not the state of
No, this is
not a letter advocating euthanasia or suicide.
I simply want you to think about what death really means to you.
should really fear is life that is less than full and vital.
We should also fear death because it hurts others.
We should feel compassion for those who depend on us and will
experience the pain of remorse due to our death.
Staying alive and well becomes a responsibility.
What is the
point of these various thoughts? Donít
fear death. Avoid it.
Fear things you are doing with your life that compromise the joy
and fullness of life for which you have the potential.
Fear dental disease, obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease,
osteoporosis, arthritis, and autoimmune diseases.
Fear the loss of your ability to run and play and have fun with the
kids and the grandkids. Fear
anything less than life in its fullness.
appropriate fears and rational fears ó fears that can help motivate you
to become the vibrant, healthy, active living creature you were intended
to be. In this way when death
does come, it will be either by accident or at the genetic end limit of
life, not something we directly had control over and could have
forestalled with appropriate preventive action now.
- MUSCLE MYTHS
training and muscle building has exploded in popularity.
Benefits include increased ability to perform work tasks or
athletic feats, resistance against injury, a more easily maintained
healthy weight, and improved self- image
disadvantages are the possibilities of injury if you donít work slowly
and knowledgeably into a weight lifting program, and psychological and
social imbalance if there becomes preoccupation with the size of biceps at
the exclusion of lifeís more important things.
many self-appointed experts, and there is a lot of lore and mythology
about how best to weight train and how best to grow muscle.
Here are some common misconceptions:
If I lift weights I will get "muscle-bound" - First of
all there is no such thing as being muscle-bound.
Increasing muscular strength and size increases the ability to
perform and even increases flexibility.
The best athletic performers in virtually every conceivable sport
now lift weights because it increases their ability, not causes them to
contract in a heap on the floor with all their muscles in knots.
The more you work out the more muscle youíll gain - This is true
to a degree. But if you are
truly challenging muscles such that exercises are performed to failure,
repeating these exercises too frequently may actually result in negative
growth. When muscles are
sufficiently challenged, they need time to recuperate and adapt.
If they are repeatedly stressed, catabolism (breaking down) rather
than anabolism (building up) occurs.
Muscle heads who take steroids to grow muscles on top of their
muscles are able to exercise more frequently because of the anabolic
effect of the steroids. But
this is at the expense of their testicles, livers, kidneys, hearts and
eventually their lives.
If you need to trim a body part, exercise that part -
Although it would be nice to chisel our bodies into a shape we
desire by selectively doing exercises, it simply doesnít work quite that
way. If you wish to lose
weight such as around the midriff, sit-ups will not do it.
Although sit ups will tone the abdominal muscles, they will not
selectively result in the loss of fat around the middle.
To lose fat, your whole body must burn fat calories.
Unfortunately the most troubling area for men, the waist line, and
for women, the hips, are the last areas to trim.
Do good total body work outs trying to exercise all major muscle
groups, and eat appropriately as described thoroughly in my book, The
Synorgon Diet, How To Achieve Healthy Weight In a World of Excess (Resource
A), and you will be the best you can physically be.
If I stop weight lifting my muscles will turn to fat - Fat
(adipose) tissue is genetically unlike muscle tissue.
One cannot convert into the other.
If you stop exercising, your muscle tissue will simply shrink in
size. If you decrease energy
expenditure and maintain or increase caloric intake, your body will
deposit fat on top of your shrinking muscles.
Women shouldnít weight lift unless they want to end up looking
like men - This is true only if they take male androgenic anabolic
steroids. The masculinized,
narrow hipped, breast devoid women muscle builders seen in what have
turned into bizarre male-look-a-like posing competitions, are the product
of androgenic (male) chemical experimentation, not just challenging weight
training for women can result in marvelous benefits including increased
tone, flexibility and bone density (resistance to osteoporosis),
resistance to injury and improved athletic performance.
It will, if not carried to extremes, result in women becoming more
If you are
going to weight train, which I highly recommend, do it as a life-time
project. Work into it slowly,
join a gym, purchase some equipment to have at home, do some reading and
talk to others who successfully train (Resource B for newsletters and
educational materials). Expect
that you will have injury and soreness once in awhile.
It is simply not possible to attempt to be in good physical shape
and become athletic without occasionally experiencing soreness.
You will have ups and downs, times when you enjoy it and times when
you donít, times when you see results and times when you donít, times
when you have energy and times when you donít.
If you view the activity as a life-long endeavor there will be no
need for you to get overly concerned about these peaks and valleys.
If you stick with it, you will be able to maintain youthful
strength and vigor far beyond what would be possible with a sedentary life
with only mild and infrequent exercise.
lifting makes you become body conscious.
You evaluate yourself more closely.
You try to improve. You take command of your physical being.
Anytime you can do anything to take control of your life that is
going to be a healthy move.
allow this healthy self-awareness to turn into a narcissistic
preoccupation with hours spent in front of mirrors and in gyms strutting
through life with the delusion that everyone cares how big your muscles
are. (Few people, in fact,
see a body that is beyond lean and athletically muscular, as attractive).
unfortunate that newsstands are filled with magazines picturing anabolicly
bloated and deformed men and masculinized women being passed off to the
general public as healthy goals to achieve.
In truth ó such bodies requiring the consumption sometimes of as
much as 10,000 calories per day (some see food conservation, in a
over-populated, dwindling-resource, environmentally-stressed world, as an
ethical responsibility like energy conservation and decreasing
consumerism) and a life of little more than exercise and sleep, do not
represent health, but rather an egotistical psychologically and physically
me wrong. As I said above, I
very much encourage you to get involved in a weight training program.
I have done it since the time I was in junior high and continue
with an intensive program to this day.
Just put it in perspective. Use
it for its purpose of keeping you fit, athletic, strong, youthful and
The Synorgon Diet - How To
Acheive Healthy Weight In A World of Excess, by Dr. R. L. Wysong is
available from the Wysong Library catalog, 1880 North Eastman, Midland, MI
48640, softcover $12.95 + $3.50 S/H.
Serious Growth Newsletter, 2945 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA
93277 1-209-732-5378; Also
request Fitness/Exercise section of books from Wysong Library catalog,
1880 North Eastman, Midland, MI 48640.
- SWIM TO STAY FAT
an enjoyable exercise for many. It
stimulates the heart and lungs, can increase muscle strength, endurance
and flexibility, and relieves stress.
Swimming can also burn calories.
In fact, for the same distance traveled, swimming will burn about
25% more calories than running. This
is because of the drag forces against the body exerted by the water and
the effort necessary to simply stay afloat.
evidence suggests that swimming is not a good way to lose body fat unless
it is performed in a highly vigorous fashion.
Because of the heat loss from the body in the water, appetite is
stimulated and the calories lost are usually quickly replaced by increased
eating. Additionally, the
cold water is believed to stimulate the body to deposit fat to increase
buoyancy and to insulate.
A good way to
know how an exercise will affect you is to look at those people and those
animals who do similar exercises.
whales are good swimmers. Need
I say more? Also, note that
even Olympic swimmers have somewhat of a soft look and are usually not as
lean and well defined, say, as a sprinter.
drawback to swimming is that although it eases the burden on joints, it is
by-and-large not a weight bearing exercise and thus will not help build
bone strength, which is necessary to help prevent osteoporosis.
swimming is an enjoyable exercise that can be part of an effective overall
exercise program. Just
donít think that a leisurely paddle in the pool each day is going to
effectively rid your body of the excess fat you would like to shed.
Wellness Letter, December, 1993: 6
- HEIMLICH FOR DROWNING
Heimlich, the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver for a throat obstruction
states, "CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which includes
mouth-to-mouth breathing) has killed hundreds of drowning victims,
especially children." In
one instance a two-year-old child who had been under water for twenty
minutes and had not responded during the 20-minute ambulance ride to the
hospital, because the oxygen could not get through the lungs which were
filled with water, was revived by the Heimlich maneuver.
A 150-pound drowning victim can aspirate as much as 1-1/2 quarts of
water, contrary to claims made by those who advocate CPR for drowning,
that only a small amount of water is aspirated by drowning victims.
Scientific studies have also shown that salt water is not absorbed
from the lungs, and although some fresh water may be absorbed it is
quickly replaced by more water, and water that is blocking the trachea
(wind pipe) and pharynx (throat) is never absorbed.
The logic of
the Heimlich maneuver is similar to older methods used for drowning
victims including throwing the victim over a barrel or placing them face
down across a horse and getting it to trot.
The Heimlich maneuver puts pressure on the abdominal cavity and
diaphragm, pushing up against the lungs, forcing water blockage out and
thus permitting breathing to begin again (See Vol. 5, No. 11).
- A GULF WAR SYNDROME LETTER
our article in Vol. 8, No. 2 on the Gulf War Syndrome, one reader wrote to
tell us we had not gone far enough. She
states, "Every soldier who went over there was required, and many
were forced against their will, to get an inoculation to help prevent
problems in case of a chemical attack.
This shot was not tested on humans before this, only animals, and
the effects were not known... This 'officially undeclared war' was more of
a fiasco than most people can even imagine, and it will continue on for
are increasingly reporting about the Gulf War Syndrome.
It is a bizarre problem that is ill defined with no causative agent
identified, but is "transmissible" to children in the family.
Perhaps a biological weapon was used, or perhaps the inoculations
given to the soldiers introduced infective agents, or somehow compromised
the immune system. We can
only pretend to know the ultimate consequences of injecting foreign,
antigenic and infective agents into the bodies of humans or animals.
I am not suggesting that this is indeed the cause of the Gulf War
Syndrome, but it would not surprise me at all.
- CHANGE THE WORLD WITH A
reproduced below was written to the New
England Journal of Medicine by Sammy Blum, a 7-year-old.
After being forwarded to the Marvel Entertainment Group, they
responded by saying that his letter had raised their awareness of the
dangers of such images and the possible misinterpretation by young card
enthusiasts. As a result of
the letter, they decided to omit smoking materials from all future Marvel
If you think
that your singular voice speaking out cannot make a difference, think
again. If 7-year-olds can
change a mega-business like Marvel Entertainment, you can make changes as
well. So few people voice
their opinions that when companies do receive intelligent letters they are
usually given far more heed than you would expect.
Companies must assume that such letters reflect a much larger
opinion and they all fear loss of market share.
think you canít change the world. Make
a phone call, or better yet write a letter courteously and intelligently
voicing your views. Chances
are, even if you do not get a direct response, you will be heard and thus
have your opportunity to change the world.
Journal of Medicine, May 5, 1994: 1321
- CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL AND
I wonder how
many hundreds of thousands of animals have been tortured, maimed and
killed to create scientific data on the dangers of cigarette smoking or
alcohol abuse. Are we really
that dumb or what? Cannot
anyone using even a modicum of logic understand that inhaling smoke from
any substance directly into the lungs day after day is going to be
harmful? Do we really
need countless double blind placebo controlled cross over studies to
demonstrate the obvious?
in a new sadistic study, scientists have implanted little catheters in the
atrium of ratsí hearts. They
then hooked this catheter up to either salt water or to acetaldehyde, a
constituent of cigarettes, with a lever permitting the rat to self-dose.
The rats only gave themselves eight doses a day of salt water, but
240 doses of the acetaldehyde. When
the acetaldehyde was combined with nicotine the rats gave themselves a
whopping 400 doses a day.
is also a metabolic breakdown product of alcohol.
Thus this compound may be the common addicting substance in both
cigarettes and alcohol. This
may also explain the link between cigarette smoking and drinking, causing
individuals who are attempting to give up cigarette smoking great
difficulty while they are drinking. It
is also believed that acetaldehyde may magnify the addicting effects of
laboratory data created by Phillip Morris Research Centerís Behavioral
Pharmacology Lab has been suppressed for more than a decade.
your health and perhaps your life is not sufficient reason to give up
cigarette smoking, how about doing it simply because you object to
commercial interests manipulating you with addictive drugs?
Or how about getting angry over unnecessary lab animal torture?
government investigations of the addictive properties of cigarettes have
revealed additional interesting information.
in a previous issue, manufacturers have actually manipulated nicotine
content of cigarettes, but manufacturers claim it has been done only to
enhance "taste profile." If
this is true, the question becomes why were the studies by the
manufacturers demonstrating the addictive nature of nicotine and
acetaldehyde suppressed for a decade?
One head of a large cigarette manufacturer remarked, when asked by
committee chairman Henry Waxman whether he thought smoking caused cancer,
"I do not believe that." Testimony
at government meetings by tobacco manufacturers also revealed that they
felt cigarette smoking had only a "mild pharmacological intent"
and was not addictive.
companies are coming under heavy fire since the Food and Drug
Administration is arguing that if cigarettes are addictive they should be
regulated like any other drug. Data
from manufacturers has demonstrated that as many as 599 additives
including a pesticide and ammonia are compounded into cigarettes and at
least 13 of these substances are allegedly not approved as food additives
by federal law.
23, 1994: 1031; Science News, May 7, 1994: 294
- DANGERS IN COOKED AND
is produced in the livestock industry in the U.S. per year to feed every
U.S. resident about 1/2 lb. of meat a day. Meat
is not only calorically dense and responsible for much of the obesity
epidemic that is occuring in Western society, but its means of preparation
indirectly induce disease. In
a past issue I talked about the dangers of heterocyclic amines created in
cooked meats (Vol. 8, No. 4). Some
studies have now shown that children, for example, who eat a couple of
hamburgs each week triple their risk of acute lymphocytic leukemia.
If a child eats two hot dogs a week the risk of brain tumors is
three times normal. Children
who eat ham, bacon and sausage have an 80% greater risk of brain tumors,
and a three times greater risk of leukemia.
interesting in these studies to note that for those children who took
vitamin supplements the risks were dramatically decreased.
offspring of men who ate hot dogs often had a risk of leukemia 11 times
greater than normal.
are processed with nitrites and nitrates to prevent the growth of food
borne pathogenic organisms. However,
when these compounds are consumed they can combine in the intestinal tract
with amines and amides to form cancer-causing N-nitroso compounds.
in the animal kingdom does not cause the diseases associated with meat
eating in developed societies. What
is the difference? It is what
we do to the meat. Not only
do we raise meats unnaturally, feeding them pesticide and herbicide
monocultured foods, but then we treat the creatures with various hormones
and antibiotics to facilitate rapid food conversion.
then processed in a variety of ways, creating new chemical substances in
the process. Quite
differently, meats eaten by animals in the wild are quite simply natural
predictable, based upon the philosophic approach to nutrition which we
continue to emphasize in the Health
Letter, that such alteration of meats ó cooking, curing, smoking,
preserving ó is going to create dire consequences.
to heterocyclic amines (HCAs) discussed in Vol. 8, No. 4, it has been
found that the more a meat is cooked, the more these compounds form.
Slow cooking results in juices and fats from the meat releasing
free amino acids, sugars and creatinine, the essential components of HCAs.
Charring a steak on the grill can also create the polycyclic
aromatic hydrocarbons which have been linked to colon cancer.
The slow cook method results in the release of more juices
containing sugars and proteins which can form Maillard reaction products
which are also toxic.
It is for
these reasons that in a previous issue I also spoke about the benefits of
high temperature, short time cooking (Vol. 7, No. 6).
Meats that are rare and that have been cooked at higher
temperatures for shorter periods of time, have far fewer of these toxic
and carcinogenic compounds. It
might also be noted that chicken and beef produce up to 8 times more HCAs
Here are some
tips for meat eating.
Consume less meat. Who
needs 1/2 lb. of meat a day? (When
you consider, as I mentioned in the beginning of the article, that that is
how much meat is produced per capita in the U.S., and that many people in
the U.S. do not consume that much meat a day or donít consume any, that
means that some are consuming copious amounts).
Find meats from organic sources, raised humanely (Resource C) ó
no antibiotics, no growth hormones, fed chemical-free foods = much safer
Consume a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement.
Be sure your supplement contains selenium, a known anti-cancer
Eat sulphur-containing plants of the allium family such as garlic
and onions, since these have anti-nitrosomine effects.
Eat fresh greens including common salad greens and nutrient-dense,
high-chlorophyll content supplements such as spirulina and alfalfa, barley
and wheat grass powder or juice and algae (Resource D).
These chlorophyll-rich foods have the ability to complex with HCAs,
inhibiting their carcinogenic effects.
See the Organic Meat Sources section from Wysong Resource
Directory, 1880 North Eastman, Midland, MI
Spirulina, alfalfa, barley wheat grass juice powder or juice, and
blue-green micro-algae (If not available locally, contact the Wysong
Institute for a supplier source).
- Science News, April 23, 1994: 264
- CARCINOGENS IN FOOD
Food is the
most complex environment we are exposed to.
In terms of genetic complexity, when we eat a salad or steak it is
like shredding 100 billion copies of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
It is estimated that there are over 1-1/2 million natural compounds
within food plants.
complexity is not there simply for our eating pleasure.
Foods are living organisms with their own inherent metabolic and
survival priorities. Plants,
being immobile, are not able to flee predators and thus must produce a
variety of chemicals to ward off competitors and attackers.
Some of these compounds, although natural, are potent toxins not
only for pests but for eaters like you and me.
issues of the Health Letter (Vol.
2, No. 4), we discussed the arguments by Dr. Ames and others which attempt
to minimize the dangers of synthetic food additives by pointing to the
dangers of natural food toxins. Countering
this, we pointed out that natural foods are part of our genetic background
and that in most cases we have mechanisms in place to detoxify these
natural toxins. On the other
hand, synthetic compounds are new introductions and are more toxic since
mechanisms would much less likely be in place to neutralize them.
We would balk
at any argument that attempts to justify the inclusion of synthetic
chemicals in the food supply even though it can be, of course, argued that
there are toxins within nature as well.
The reason for this bias, if you will, is our understanding that
most of todayís human health woes are a direct result of extracting
ourselves from our natural biological setting.
Fabricating foods, perfuming them and embalming them with a variety
of synthetic chemicals, only further distances us from our proper
healthful genetic heritage and thus is highly likely to put us at risk.
there are dangers within natural foods.
But these can be avoided just like one can avoid a natural rattle
snake or poisonous mushrooms. Knowledge
is the key.
article, I would like to specifically address food-related carcinogens.
It is interesting that estimates range as high as 99% of all
cancers as being avoidable. In
the accompanying chart, you can see a break down by percent related to
The number of
cancers that can be avoided by dietary measures is estimated to be as high
as 300,000 per year.
We know that
cancers are very much tied to environmental circumstances by studying
population migrations. For
example, when the Japanese, who have high rates of stomach cancer but very
low rates of other forms of cancer, moved to Hawaii, they developed low
rates of stomach cancer and high rates of cancers common to the Hawaiians
such as cancers of the esophagus, colon, rectum, prostate, breast and
influence cancer rates include caloric intake, (excess calories increase
cancer), anti-carcinogenic substances found particularly in fresh
vegetables and fruits, and exposure to carcinogens that are natural to the
foods as well as those that are introduced during processing.
issues of the Health Letter (Vol.
6, No. 5), we discussed the dangers of mycotoxins.
These are toxins produced by mold which can grow on grains which
have not been properly dried or which grew during cold, wet seasons.
Mycotoxins are highly toxic and are by and large undetectable and
unremovable from the food supply other than by porridge-type preparation
of the grains. Very important
ó do not eat obviously moldy nuts or grains and be sure the grains and
nuts you are purchasing have been properly stored and packaged and are as
fresh as possible.
and nitrosamides are highly carcinogenic.
Over 90% of the 300 different nitroso compounds tested positive for
compounds are formed from consuming sodium nitrite which is added to food
as a preservative. Nitroso
carcinogens even gas off from automobile interiors and are present in
cosmetics and also in cigarette smoke.
Plants that have been grown on fields with nitrogen fertilizers can
also be a potential source.
foods which have had nitrite added to them (particularly guilty are bacon
and processed lunch meats), and choosing organically grown food stuffs
when possible would help decrease exposure to the nitroso carcinogens.
Additionally it has been shown that high dietary levels of the
antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E are particularly effective in
neutralizing the effects of these ubiquitous toxins.
Chlorophyll, present in all green foods, has also been shown to be
effective in inhibiting nitroso carcinogens.
overlooked aspect of food toxicity is what happens between the farmerís
field and the table. Harvesting,
storage, processing, and packaging, all take a toll not only on food
value, but enable introduction of various toxins along the line.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic aromatic amines
are examples of compounds that are basically the degradation forms of good
nutritional starting materials such as amino acids.
Once these compounds are degraded, however, they can become potent
carcinogens (Vol. 8, No. 4).
It has been
estimated that approximately 3,000 substances are used as direct food
additives and another 12,000 compounds potentially enter foods directly
during processing and packaging. Only
a few of these have been evaluated for their carcinogenicity.
closer to the natural unaltered food we can get, the safer our food supply
becomes. The more we trust in
packaged products, the more risk we take.
Because of the complexity of our food supply and the large number
of potential dangers lurking therein, eating a diet high in
anti-carcinogens is the best approach.
It has been reported that over 500 different factors are now known
to inhibit carcinogenic response in one way or another.
These factors are particularly prevalent in fresh fruits and
vegetables and thus their emphasis in the diet is highly recommended.
A couple of
other pointers. Be very
careful about leftovers. It
is far better to throw the food away and start fresh than to attempt to
save the few pennies that may be possible by keeping leftovers for
extended periods of time. Also,
eat in variety.
Even the most
healthful food is potentially toxic if consumed in excess or consumed on a
day-to-day basis. Vary your
eating patterns preferably so you donít eat the same thing more than
once every three to four days.
Select foods which are fresh, organically grown, preferably in your
own garden. Also, seek foods
which are high in the antioxidant nutrients ó and again, this boils down
to fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, sprouts, and whole grains.
Concentrated foods, including barley grass powder, wheat grass
powder, spirulina, yeast, blue green algae, and pollen are rich natural
sources of micro nutrients and antioxidant protection (Resource E).
Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables is also a way to obtain
concentrated levels of these nutrients.
Supplementation with food source A, C, and E provides additional
protection (Resource F).
Technology, February, 1993: 105
Barley grass powder, wheat grass powder, spirulina, yeast,
blue-green micro-algae, and pollen (If not available locally, contact the
Wysong Institute for a supplier source).
Wysong Food AēCēEô - A food-derived vitamin A, C & E
supplement (If not available locally, contact the Wysong Institute for a
- ESTRIOL FOR BREAST CANCER
It is now
generally recognized that breast cancer is sensitive to estrogen.
As I discussed in a previous issue (Vol. 6, No. 12) modern
high-fat, high-meat diets along with an interruption of the more natural
reproduction and nursing patterns of women, result in increased menstrual
cycling and thus increased exposure of breast tissue to internally
manufactured estrogens. Additionally,
our increasingly estrogenic environment (Vol. 8, No. 3) subjects women to
increasing loads of environmental estrogens.
Most women also receive estrogen replacement therapy at menopause.
Also, an increasingly compromised immune system as a result of
urban life insulating women from the natural environment such that they
receive less fresh air, less sunshine, do less exercise, eat increasingly
processed, nutrient-impoverished diets and are increasingly exposed to a
variety of industrial toxins, all contributes to create fertile ground for
the development of breast cancer.
chances of developing breast cancer, and to increase the chance of
remission should you develop it, simply reverse the things listed above.
Get daily fresh air and sunshine, exercise regularly, increase your
consumption of fresh, raw, natural foods, preferably organically grown,
and constantly seek to find ways to reattach to your natural environmental
from the broccoli and cauliflower family contain a compound called
indole-3-carbinol, which seems to be directly antagonistic to estrogen
hormones. The phytoestrogens
found in many plant materials, including soy products, are also believed
to compete for receptor sites with estrogen, but yet in themselves have no
stimulatory effect on breast cancer development.
Thus a diet high in the cruciferous vegetables and soy bean
products may be of benefit.
in a previous issue (Vol. 7, No. 11), increasing the duration of breast
feeding has a direct impact on decreasing your chance later on of
developing breast cancer.
broad spectrum vitamin/mineral supplement is also a wise course of action
for everyone on the modern compromised diet.
Be very leery
of any hormone replacement therapy or birth control hormones.
These are all experimental regardless of the claims of profiteering
manufacturers. If replacement
hormones are taken, the safest forms are believed to be estriol and
natural progesterones. The
most common form of estrogen for menopausal women is Premarin, which is
converted in the body to estrone which is believed to be the most likely
form of estrogen to activate breast cancer.
For the name
of a physician who can guide you in estrogen replacement therapy and the
names of pharmacies who can compound estrogen replacement therapy
utilizing estriol see resource G.
For the use
of natural progesterone for abnormal menstrual cycling, PMS, and
menopausal problems see resource H.
Healing, January, 1994, supplement: 1
Jonathon V. Wright, M.D., Kent, Washington.
College Pharmacy, Colorado Springs, CO, 1-800-888-9358; Womenís
International Pharmacy, Madison, WI, 1-800-279-5708;
ApotheCure, Dallas, TX, 1-800-969-6601
- MAKING MILK NATURAL
of fresh, raw dairy products over their pasteurized, homogenized
counterparts are remarkable. Evidence
for this is outlined excellently in the book The
Milk of Human Kindness Is Not Pasteurized, which is available from the
Wysong Library catalog of books. However,
raw milk products are only legally sold in a few spots in the country.
nutritional choices, when perfection is not possible, compromise the least
you have to. Some raw milk
cheeses are available. Check
your local health food store. There
are also some yogurts that are made with non-homogenized dairy products,
resulting in a creamy skim that rises to the top.
These products are pasteurized, but are a better choice than
purchasing the homogenized varieties.
as described in The Milk of Human
Kindness Is Not Pasteurized, releases the enzyme xanthine oxidase
which is believed to be toxic to the lining of blood vessels and may
predispose to various cardiac and vascular diseases.
compromise to raw milk is to add whipping cream to skim milk to achieve
the richness you desire. To
achieve a whole milk taste, try 4 parts skim milk to 1 part whipping
cream. Whipping cream is
normally not homogenized and thus would not have the xanthine oxidase
problem. Skim milk, having
had most of the fat removed from it, would also have had most of the
xanthine oxidase removed from it as well.
This combination can create a drink which puts you more in control
of your dairy products. It
also provides an excellent base to create a creamy, rich, home-made
yogurt. To obtain the
ingredients and equipment to make your own home-made yogurt see resource
Yogurt starter, cultures, equipment and directions (If not
available locally, contact the Wysong Institute for a supplier source).
- FINANCIAL SECURITY
the low interest rates that are paid on CDs many people are moving money
into mutual funds. This is
occurring at the staggering rate of over 1/2 billion dollars per day.
The value of stocks can inflate simply because people are investing
in them. Many analysts now
believe that any present prosperity in the stock market is misleading and
artificial, since it is created not by the companyís worth but rather by
the flood of dollars from people who cannot live with the low interest
rates in money markets. Investment
analyst James Stack warns that stock always cycles through bull (up) and
bear (down) markets. He warns
that we are particularly vulnerable to a dramatic crash not only because
of the artificial value that has been created in stocks, but because much
of the daily volume is from institutions and if these institutions panic
for any reason and sell their shares, the mutual funds will lose big and
lose fast. Additionally there
is no longer a tax advantage to hold onto stocks if they start tumbling.
The popularity of no-load mutual funds, which means there is no
cost to get into or out of them, makes it easy for nervous traders to exit
quickly at the first sign of trouble.
As noted above, if the big institutions who own large percentages
of these funds panic, the fund could plummet before the average investor
has an opportunity to even begin to recover his or her investment.
Because it is also possible to move funds into and out of mutual
funds with a simple phone call, as opposed to laborious paper work as has
been necessary in the past, this convenience also is a danger since it can
create instant instability simply through toll free telephone calls.
If you are a
mutual fund investor, be wary even though you may be earning a high
percentage in your mutual funds. See
resource J for counsel from experts who will help sober you up and perhaps
prevent you from losing your lifeís savings as well as your future
security and health should a stock disaster strike.
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