- DEAR FRIEND:
- Sometimes it is so easy to get
caught up in health improvement "busyness" that we can forget the incredible
benefits we are deriving. Good health from
self-care means independence. With that comes
personal responsibility and effort.
- But when we spend the extra dollars on
fresh, whole, natural organic foods, or feel the fatigue of intense exercise or deny
ourselves the convenient goodies on every corner, while increasing the amount of time in
the kitchen preparing our own foods, doubt can creep in.
You see others not doing what you are, and many of them seem apparently
okay. Or, perhaps you are not seeing the
improvement you expected as quickly as you thought.
- This can sap our will and cause us to
easily slip back into unhealthful patterns.
- The real difficulty here is, you cant
know what you're preventing if you dont have the disease. Prevention is something that requires intelligent
foresight, not reaction. Prevention means
living our life with our mind. Enlightenment
should dictate actions. We
are not living a pleasure-first life, waiting for crisis to strike and then trying to buy
ourselves out of the problem by employing self-serving professionals.
- To help get you back on track and to
serve as a reminder of some of the benefits you will derive from many ideas you will find
in the Health Letter and elsewhere on how to
restore natural balances and improve your health, consider these thoughts:
You can double
your life span.
Cancer and heart
disease can be eliminated as a risk.
have to look forward to having your chest sawed open for bypass surgery.
Impotence can be
eliminated and libido remain at a level akin to young adulthood.
Ulcers and other
gastrointestinal problems can be eliminated.
You can appear 1
to 2 decades younger than you are - without surgery.
can be maintained while you eat to satisfaction.
Dying will be
compressed to a short period of time at the end of natural life and not spread over half
of a shortened life.
Mood and outlook
on life will be improved without resorting to psychopharmaceuticals.
can be retained and the risk of cataracts virtually eliminated.
joint pain can disappear permitting an active, fun life.
have to be one of the 2-1/2 million people who have unnecessary and risky surgeries every
have to be subject to dangerous angiograms, or one of the 300,000 or so victims of balloon
angioplasty (which have never been proven to be effective).
be endangered by medical testing such as mammograms and ultrasounds which are not only
often incorrect, but also carry their own inherent risks.
be taking drugs to cure the problems other drugs you are taking create to cure problems
additional drugs you are taking create.
be simply a growth market for pharmaceutical companies and medical professionals who
dispense drugs such as for arthritis, which are by and large totally ineffective or other
drugs which can create more disease than they help and cause up to 60% of impotence.
be simply a spectator of life, but can restore the youth and vigor that permits you to be
You will be
empowered and confident with knowledge that permits you to control your own destiny and
not be simply a pawn of commercial medical interests.
- These are just a few of the things that
come to mind. There are many, many more
benefits. If the benefits don't move you, and
fear does, look around. Look at our decaying
aging population who have health problems as their #1 preoccupation and topic of
conversation. This is the result of not
taking personal responsibility for health.
- Good health is knowledge, foresight and
conviction to act, even in the absence of immediate results. Stick with what you know to be right and be
confident in the health and vitality that will ultimately come to you.
ELIMINATING MENTAL ILLNESS
- Our mental processes have a seat in
physical, biological processes. The brain is
composed of tissues, cells, organelles, circulating fluids, and blood and lymphatic
vasculature. Thoughts spring from electrical
activity coursing along neural networks which in turn are created by biochemical processes
resulting in the flow of various chemicals into and out of cell membranes. This activity is in turn controlled and moderated
by neurochemicals and hormones just as digestive function, heart rate, kidney excretion
and sexual activity are so controlled.
- Though we divide the body into parts and
pieces in order to attempt to understand it, it remains an integrated system, a one, a
wholeness that thus far defies adequate understanding and explanation. We do, however, know that we can affect the bodys
activity and its health by physically altering the processes that occur within. Mental function is no different since it proceeds
from the same physical processes. What we
eat, how much we sleep, pollution we are exposed to, sunlight, the water we drink, the
exercise we have, and the nature of our social interactions all affect our mind and its
ability to function healthily, just as these activities can affect all other biological
- Though there is a direct link between
social stress and mental health, particularly when we put ourselves in a position in life
where we lose control and become victims, mental health is equally linked to physical
health. When this is understood, the singular
Freudian psychoanalytical approach of attempting to cure people by talking to them as they
lie on a couch becomes absurd. How can
talking to someone about what happened to them 40 years ago possibly cure mental imbalance
that has its day-to-day root cause in a diet of colas, coffee, hydrogenated processed
foods, cups of sugar a day, and a sedentary life insulated from sunshine, fresh air and
- The talking about it approach also
denies the strong unavoidable influence of genetics.
Our eye color, height, facial features... every physical feature including
the make-up of our brain, from which mind emerges, is genetically programmed. We must learn who we are and what our strengths
and weaknesses are. We should ever seek to be
the best we can within these limits. Mental
health will never be achieved by blaming our innate or fabricated limitations on
extraneous events of the past.
- Just as pharmaceuticals can affect our
moods and thinking through changing the chemical context
within the brain, so too can what we eat, drink and breathe do so. How we care for ourselves physically, the degree
to which we subject ourselves to the new synthetic, toxic, imbalanced world as opposed to
reconnecting with our natural context, can mean the difference between motivation and
inactivity, depression and joy, anxiety and stability, fear and confidence, anger and
- To grow some mind muscle, apply the same
body wisdom necessary for arm, leg and heart muscle.
- Get plenty of sleep. If you are tired, find an opportunity to
take a nap. The ability of napping to
rejuvenate the mind and lift the spirits is remarkable.
Increase the number of hours you sleep at night. Dont follow some set rule for how many hours
you should sleep. Do what your body is asking
for. (See Vol. 8, No. 1)
- As long as we are awake with our eyes
open, observing and evaluating the world around us, nervous energy is being consumed. Close your eyes as often as possible to relax your
mind and give it an opportunity to rejuvenate. Some
suggest it is impossible to be mentally ill when your eyes are closed.
- If you are having mental difficulties,
give yourself time to heal. When you employ
the advice given here, dont expect immediate results.
Be patient and notice the improvement over the course of a day, days and
- Emotional trauma may wound us. But wounds can heal if not constantly rubbed. They will also form a scar. But a scar has more strength than the original
tissue. A father who beat you, a mother who
ignored you, a divorce, a death, a war, poverty... all are terrible life experiences. But they are only that, experiences, and should
not become our present reality. We try to
learn and grow from them, using the resulting life wisdom to shape happiness and peace for
ourselves and others.
- There is all kinds of advice on how to
control anger, frustration, and personal conflict. It
is true that if another person does not physically touch you or directly physically do
something, such as steal your money, they cannot really impact upon you. You control yourself, your own state of being and
destiny. We should learn self control and not
find ourselves constantly reacting to others and how we perceive they view us. We should be forgiving and loving and not be held
in bondage. Hate and revenge are mental
- Mental difficulty related to others
often springs from an egocentric view. We all
want to believe that others are thinking about us and hold us to be very important to
them. What we forget is this universal human
truth: everyone thinks primarily about themselves. Everyone,
including professionals and philanthropists, acts out of personal needs, not out of a
desire to fulfill our needs. Even love, an
emotion thought to be selfless, is kindled and fueled by another's ability to make us feel
good about ourselves. When this is
understood, we decrease the expectation placed on others and begin to take more control of
our own life rather than be led by how we think others perceive us.
- Though it is easy for me to suggest that
we should be all calm, peaceful, forgiving, sweet, and gentle creatures, the reality is
that by nature we are not. Not only are we
not, but we could not be and survive in a natural setting.
Danger, anger, fear, reacting, revenge, are all part of our biological
makeup. Though a monk in meditation may be
the epitome of peace in our present social order, hardly would this person survive in the
wild with a saber-toothed tiger bearing down upon him.
The adrenaline rush of anger and fear is a part of our makeup and something
we must simply understand as natural, normal and healthy.
But to act upon these emotions in our society requiring peace and
gentleness, can create many difficulties for us.
- As much as I would like to be the most
kind, loving, forgiving, sweet, gentle, peaceful person on Earth, I simply cannot control
the release of anger and frustration and hostility that rushes upon me with uncontrollable
force now and then. When I drive down the
road and am minding my own business and obeying traffic rules and someone tailgates me
because I will not drive 55 in a 45, honks, passes and then flips me off (gives me the
finger, the bird, the high sign) in the rear view mirror, I am ready to turn my car into a
tank and run him over. Now if I could run him
down, pull him out of the car, and beat him to a pulp I might vent my emotions, but I will
suffer penalties at the hands of laws that we must have in order to maintain a peaceful
society. Additionally, I would hate myself
and suffer from what I have done.
- Thus, it is best to simply recognize
that these emotions will come out of us periodically.
What can be done instead of directly actualizing them is to take the
challenge to weather them. Understand that
time will cause them to subside and bring back to you mental peace and a renewed sense of
accomplishment in being able to understand these emotions, deal with them and have the
strength to weather their storm.
- Dont expect to ever achieve
perfect mental health, just as you will never achieve perfect physical health. There will be ups and downs. It is important to seek health with a view to the
future. Things that we do now may not seem
like they have any direct bearing on our mental or physical state at the time. But we should do them because our mind tells us
they are the right thing to do and they will bring us rewards over time. A good meal, exercise, fresh air, sunshine,
self-control, and independence may not seem to impact us immediately, but they will indeed
bring a bounty of mental and physical health over time.
- You parents can see this every day with
your children. Their young bodies have
incredible physical demands. Let them get
hungry or tired and what do you have? Monsters! Tantrums, fights, ugliness, moodiness are quickly
manifest if they are deprived of these physical needs.
Do you think your adult moods are not similarly affected? Indeed they are.
It's just hard to realize, at the time that you're depressed and hate
everything and everyone, that your problem might be food.
So instead we put our kids on Ritalin and ourselves on uppers and downers
and feed our need to believe someone else cares so much about us by flushing money down a
psychoanalysis hole talking about life events which are decades in our past.
- It is a shame that so many people have
been held in mental hospitals being psychoanalyzed and drugged when perhaps the
application of simple health principles is all that was needed. How many people, after reading an article or
talking to a psychoanalyst, blame their present situation on what happened to them in
childhood, 5, 10, 15 or 20 years ago or on a relationship or other experience equally
distant in time? How can such events removed
from us possibly impact us unless we permit them? Such
thinking assumes others control us rather than we control ourselves. This again links to the notion that we want to
think other people act out their lives with us as some primary focus of interest. In fact they are simply acting out their own self
interests. We control our own life, our own
present, and our own destiny. To blame our
present circumstance or inability on others or previous events is perhaps appropriate for
a dependent immature child, but not for a thinking, rational adult.
- But blaming others and other things for
our situation is so easy. Addiction is
another example. The very term habit and
addiction creates the impression that we are not in control. This is not the case at all. Something outside of our body does not have
control over us, rather we have control over it. Habits
that perhaps bring us some form of pleasure become a part of our life simply because of
constant repetition. We can replace one
pleasure that is harmful with another pleasure that benefits us, such as replacing any
form of addiction with new recipes you enjoy, a sport, exercise, or new social contact. These new good habits can replace the old. In this way we do not punish ourselves by stopping the
habit, but rather we have brought new pleasure and new health into our lives.
- The key to good mental health is summed
up in the understanding that our mind is controlled to a large degree by the natural
context we place it in. Healthy food,
plenty of rest, pleasurable social contact, fresh air, clean water, exercise and daily
sunshine can do much to restore and rejuvenate our mind.
Additionally, it is critical that we understand that we are alone in caring
the most about ourselves. We must take
control of our own life and destiny and not permit ourselves to be in situations where we
are victims. Applying this philosophy of
life, this algorithm for physical and mental health can bring a bounty of joy, happiness
- After $20 million and eight years of
development, Calgene Inc. will be releasing its new Flavr-Savr tomato. The tomato is designed to ripen longer on the
vine and stay red and ripe through shipping and retailing.
- Genetic engineering involves extracting
certain genetic material out of one species and incorporating it into another to give new
qualities to the species receiving the new genes. For
example, some companies are now genetically engineering cotton and soybeans to be
resistant to herbicides. The danger here
would be that rather than reducing the use of herbicides and furthering the cause of
organic renewable agriculture as is needed, it would further chemicalize farming and
increase human and environmental exposure to biocides.
- An additional danger to chemical
engineering is that the genetic material used to alter a food may be from a species to
which many humans may be allergic. Thus, when
the new food is eaten the consumer would unknowingly subject themselves to
hypersensitivity and allergic reactions. You
could be enjoying a juicy apple and unknowingly be exposing yourself to salmon you are
- Genetic engineering gives the impression
that we have everything all figured out and can construct life and modify it at will. In actual fact, our knowledge is but a drop and
our ignorance a sea. We have never been able
to create life in a test tube (see The
Creation-Evolution Controversy, Resource A), nor do we really know the full
consequences when we manipulate the almost infinite complexity of living creatures. We dont know what were doing because
we really dont know what were undoing.
- This tinkering around with things we do
not fully understand for short-sighted commercial gain should be viewed with serious
suspicion. At the very least, genetically
engineered foods should be labeled as such so the consumer can make a choice.
- The new tomato is called MacGregors
from Flavr-Savr seeds. But dont expect
all new products to be so labeled unless we the consumer create enough clamor to force it. Commercial interests know the nervousness of the
public about such manipulations and will do what they can to hide what is being done.
The Creation-Evolution Controversy, by Dr. R. L.
Wysong. Available from the Wysong Library
Catalog, 1880 N. Eastman, Midland, MI 48640.
PREVENTING RETAIL SPRAWL
- In a previous issue I described how a
natural forested area here in my home town was razed to create a new shopping mall and
black topped parking spaces. Midland,
Michigan is not a growing metropolis. It is a
small Midwestern town which exists primarily because of industry which has been here for
nearly a century. Population pretty much
remains static with only a small amount of growth.
- So when the new retail mall and discount
stores moved in to replace the trees and wetland, how was the community benefited? Smaller stores which carried the identical
products now being sold in the discount stores and mall were forced out of business. There was really no net contribution to the
community. The new development just meant
that newer stores in a centralized shopping area replaced those which were already
supplying the same goods and services.
- This is not to mention the fact that at
least 90% of the goods sold in this newly created retail area are nonessentials. Is it really a smart move, considering the limits
of our finite natural world, to mow it down to simply create new store fronts to sell by
and large nonessential products which were already being sold by other retail outlets
easily accessible by the community?
- Some communities are waking up to the
irrationality of retail sprawl. There is now
even a sprawl central called the National Trust For Historic Preservation
located in Washington, D.C. This organization
serves as a citizens' clearing house for information about rampant commercial growth. Some of the information they provide, for example,
shows that in Iowa an average Wal-Mart increases area sales by $9 million a year, but
takes in $20 million a year, meaning that it removes $11 million a year from existing
stores. In St. Albans, Vermont, a 156,000
square foot store which is planned will take 44 acres of farmland for its construction
which is equal to the entire down town area of St. Albans.
In 1990 the equivalent of a 34,000 square foot mall store opened every hour
in the United States.
- It is noticeable here in our new mall
that a significant number of the stores sit vacant. Some
who have moved in with great expectations found that the community was simply not capable
of supporting their rent, payroll and profit needs. There
are in fact approximately 38,000 empty shopping centers in the United States.
- Many communities are finding that the
intrusion of such new retail developments creates no net gains in either jobs or property
taxes. In fact, an average discount
superstore creates 140 jobs but destroys about 230 higher paying jobs.
- Im not suggesting that we continue
to support wages and prices that are not competitive.
We are now in a world market. If
a Wal-Mart can sell products at a lower price and pay employees a lower wage then they
should be free to do so. To prevent
discounting either products or wages only creates an artificial economy which will only
temporarily benefit. If community businesses
do not become competitive, consumers will eventually go elsewhere just as American
industry is now primarily abroad where workers demand only a fraction of the pay Americans
- People in the community can go to
planning board meetings and take other action to investigate the impact of proposed new
commercial sprawl. And they should do so. Why not develop inner city property that has
already replaced nature, rather than destroying more habitat? Why not prevent the development of businesses that
create no net benefit to the community and may impose unnecessary demands on utilities and
create pollution problems? It can be done. In Westford, Massachusetts 5,000 signatures
protested a Wal-Mart development. Hundreds
showed up at board meetings asking the hard questions about sewage, traffic, pollution and
quality of life. In the face of such
resistance Wal-Mart withdrew its application to build.
In another confrontation with Wal-Mart in another community, it was found
that the proposed new store would turn 65% of competing retail space into vacancies and
would reduce commercial property value by 33%, while creating no net gains to the
- This is not to pick on Wal-Mart, only to
suggest that you and I are capable of making a difference.
We should be very critical of sprawl that does nothing but change income
from one business to another, destroys natural areas, and consumes construction material
and energy that is not renewable.
- The Amicus
Journal, Winter 1995: 12
COLD AND FLU THERAPY
- Though I am not much of an advocate of
consuming synthetic anything, including vitamins, day after day in massive doses, the use
of such vitamins for therapy at the first signs of disease may be effective. Here is a recommended schedule to use when you
first start feeling you are coming down with something:
Drink as much
good, clean, pure water as it is possible for you to do.
An 8 ounce glass every hour is difficult but may be highly effective in
turning the tide early in your favor. If you
get tired of running to the john and simply cant do it because of your schedule,
drink as much as you can. Large amounts of
water help hydrate the body and enhance its efforts to curtail an infection. It provides the solvent to disperse and remove
toxins that increase during any infection.
with Food C or ACE (Resources B and C) take 1,000 mg of vitamin C every hour
chased with the extra amounts of water you are consuming.
Synthetic vitamin C in large doses is believed to have antimicrobial
properties and is also an immune stimulant.
In addition to
Food ACE (Resource C) take 150,000 IUs of beta carotene per day (See Resource
D). Beta carotene as well as vitamin C are
both excellent antioxidants and help protect the mucous membrane lining of the respiratory
tract. Beta carotene also has antimicrobial
Take the herb
Echinacea two to three times per day. Echinacea
is an immune stimulant and is widely used in many other countries to curtail infections. (Resource E)
Consume as much
garlic as you and your friends can tolerate. Try
for up to one or two capsules three times a day and/or fresh cloves of garlic mixed with
foods or drinks. When the smell gets too bad,
use some of the odorless garlic combined with the capsules and fresh. Garlic does about everything. It is antimicrobial, it is an immune stimulant and
will help quiet the digestive tract which may be reacting to the high levels of the above
supplements you are taking. (Resource F)
daily. (Resource G) These friendly organisms compete against
disease-causing pathogens and boost immune function.
Raise your body
temperature. If you get a fever, welcome it. A fever is your bodys way of killing the
microbes. Put on several layers of clothes
and stay warm. If you feel your body
temperature chilling uncontrollably, then do some exercise that causes you to work
sufficiently so that you can break a sweat. This
increased metabolic rate will help heat and charbroil the villainous microbes.
- Sleep as much as you need to. Listen to your body and not to a schedule. Give
yourself the sleep and rest needed for recovery. When
you are awake, at every opportunity close your eyes, since this simple act helps rest the
body and permit energies to be mobilized for the immune work that is necessary.
C a concentrated food-only source of vitamin C. If not available locally, contact
Wysong Institute for a supplier source.
Wysong Food ACE
a concentrated food-only source of vitamins A, C & E. If not available locally,
contact Wysong Institute for a supplier source.
(If not available locally, contact Wysong Institute for a supplier source.)
Echinacea. ( If
not available locally, contact Wysong Institute for a supplier source.)
capsules. (If not available locally, contact Wysong Institute for a supplier source.)
Probiosyn a probiotic and enzyme supplement. ( If not available locally, contact
Wysong Institute for a supplier source.)
- Health and
Healing, December 1994: 4
- If you feel you must get an inoculation
for some reason, even after having reviewed the precautionary information presented in the
Health Letter and in the other resources
available through the Institute (See Vol. 8, No. 1), here is a recommended nutritional
regimen to help fortify you against the immunological assault:
- 1. Take 1-5 grams (1 gram=500 mg) of vitamin C one week
before and one week after the injection.
- 2 Take 50,000 Units of
Vitamin A for three days in a row following the inoculation.
- Alan Gaby, M.D.
- People who do not get appropriate light
during the winter months may experience the depression of SAD (Seasonal Affective
Disorder). SAD sufferers may find themselves
increasing their consumption of sweet foods such as chocolate, cakes and ice cream during
the second half of the day because of the lift in mood they feel from the sugars. Thus a midafternoon sweet craving may be telling
you you're a victim of SAD. High levels of
refined sugars in the diet can lead to a variety
of health problems. (See Vol. 9, No. 1) The best therapy for SAD is to get 30 minutes to a
few hours a day of extra exposure to natural light. If
this is not possible, use the artificial full spectrum lights specifically designed to
simulate natural light (See Resource H).
- Tufts University
Diet and Nutrition Letter, March 1994: 1
bulbs. (If not available locally, contact Wysong Institute for a supplier source.)
HOW TO SWALLOW PILLS
- If you have trouble swallowing pills
with water, try the following technique. First
of all try to swallow your pills (of natural nutritional supplements of course) during a
meal. This primes your pharynx and swallowing
- mechanisms making the task easier. Take a mouthful of food, chew it thoroughly then
take the tablet or capsule into your mouth and maneuver it into the middle of the food
bolus before you are ready to swallow it. Then
simply swallow your food as you normally would and it will be difficult for you to even
tell that a pill is there. For taking
tablets or capsules between meals, first find some food you like such as yogurt. After swallowing a couple of spoonfuls, then
follow the above technique with the next mouthful.
A CANCER CURE-ALL
- Although unknown and unapproved
in North America, Ukrain, an extract from a plant called Chelidonium majus, has more than
60 scientific papers demonstrating its remarkable effectiveness in cancer therapy.
- Unlike conventional radiation and
chemotherapy, Ukrain does not harm normal tissue, strengthens rather than destroys the
immune system, is preferentially attracted to neoplastic (cancerous) tissue, and has been
demonstrated to be able to kill every single one of 60 different cancer cell types used by
the National Cancer Institute to test anticancer compounds.
- Ukrains toxic dose is 1000 times
more than its therapeutic dose. Compare this
to chemotherapeutic agents where the toxic dose practically equals the therapeutic dose.
- For further information on this therapy,
contact Resource I.
Center , (212) 758-2110.
- Drugs Under
Experimental and Clinical Research, 1992; 18: 51-54
- Journal of Tumor
Marker Oncology, 1988; 33 (4): 463
- Journal of
Chemotherapy, 1992; 5: 797-799
- If you are in any vigorous exercise or
sport activity, and find your energy waning in spite of doing the best you can with your
natural diet, these supplements may help.
Vitamins A (beta
carotene), C, and E - There can be a lot of free radical damage during intense exercise
and extra antioxidant nutrients will be of benefit. In
addition to a food source supplement (See Resource C) take extra beta carotene, 200 units
of natural vitamin E three times a day, and 500 mg of vitamin C three times a day.
1,000 mg taken three times a day helps boost the bodys ability to transport energy-producing fatty acids into cells.
Coenzyme Q10 -
20 mg of Coenzyme Q10 three times a day helps heart energy metabolism.
Inosine - To
help increase the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, 300 mg three times a day.
Octacosanol - As
an energy booster and to decrease reaction time take 18 mg per day.
) - Believed to increase oxygen transportation and improve blood sugar metabolism
at a dose of 40 mg three times a day.
and Cayenne Pepper - All have been used for centuries to increase energy metabolism,
physical endurance and strength.
- Take one dose of these nutrients about
45 minutes before an exercise event. Also be
sure to consume plenty of water and refer to a Vol. 8, No. 7 on the use of an excellent energy and hydration
drink to be used in place of the commercial artificial sports drinks.
Revelations, December 1994: 6-7
Wysong Food ACEÔ a
concentrated food-only source of vitamins A, C & E. If not available locally, contact
Wysong Institute for a supplier source.
- To determine the number of teaspoons of
sugar in your serving of frosted breakfast cereal or other processed product, divide the
number of grams per serving by four.
INCREASING SALAD NUTRIENTS
- The dark, richly colored leaves of
Romaine lettuce and spinach mean rich nutritional value.
Compared to the anemic head or iceberg lettuce, Romaine contains double the
calcium, five times the vitamin C, and eight times the beta carotene. Spinach contains about 20 times the beta carotene. Choose the dark greens, reds, yellows and oranges
in the produce department for bonus nutrition.
PREVENTING AND TREATING GALLSTONES
- Low fat and nonfat diets may predispose
to the precipitation of gallstones in the gallbladder.
A certain amount of fats and oils in the diet is necessary to help emulsify
bile salts and prevent their precipitation.
- Dont eschew fats in general. Just the bad ones, the processed ones. Natural fats as they are found in natural, raw,
fresh foods, and oils that have been carefully extracted from natural foods are not only
safe, but are essential to health. (See my
book, Lipid Nutrition, Resource J)
- Foods that are rich in natural oils and
fats but are not altered by processing should
not be avoided, but should be sought with relish. They
are essential to general health as well as gallbladder health. Use natural oils such as from flax seeds and extra
virgin olive oil in salads, on breads, and on snacks such as popcorn. (See Vol. 9, No. 2)
- In addition to receiving at least one
tablespoon of these natural oils with each meal (but not heated), consume 25 mg of vitamin
with each meal to help decrease gallstone formation and dissolve those which are present.
Lipid Nutrition: Understanding Fats and Oils in Health
and Disease, by Dr. R. L. Wysong. Available
from the Wysong Library Catalog, 1880 N. Eastman, Midland, MI 48640.
DECREASING MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
- Here are two techniques which many find
useful to prevent menstrual cramps:
- First, try to drink 6-8 glasses of water
a day during the period. The loss of blood
and fluids during menstruation can cause dehydration which can change electrolyte balances
and set the stage for cramping. Additionally,
there is an acupuncture point just above the heel on each side of the Achilles
tendon just above the protruding ankle bones. Squeeze
this area between forefinger and thumb and massage in a circular motion for one or two
minutes. Then repeat with the other ankle and
do as often as necessary for relief, if it seems to help.
January 1988: 6
PROBIOTICS FOR TRAVELER'S DIARRHEA
- Though you should be consuming probiotic
cultures regularly, particularly should this be done prior to traveling to an area where
you will be exposed to food borne pathogens for which your immune system is not prepared.
- For several days prior to departure,
take probiotic capsules along with yogurt with active cultures at each meal. While at the new destination, continue with the
probiotic capsules and also consume garlic oil capsules with each meal. Garlic has antimicrobial properties and the
probiotic cultures compete against potential pathogens in the digestive tract, thus
preventing them from flourishing. (See
Wysong Probiosyn a probiotic and enzyme
supplement. ( If not available locally, contact Wysong Institute for a supplier source.)