- DEAR FRIEND:
- Notice that our name has been
changed to the Wysong Health Letter (we are
referring to it as The Thinking Persons Health Letter). Many
readers commented that if the name was a clear indication of what was contained within the
text of the newsletter, more people would be likely to notice it, pick up a copy, and
begin reaping the potential benefits which new knowledge always promises. To those
of you who have written with this and other comments, we send a sincere thanks for your
- One reader recently wrote,
Getting people to think is not easy, but I believe you can do it with the Review...
Thats our ultimate goal, not to simply tell you something, but to get you to
really think about things. Each of us has at least a little of the philosopher
inside, and I believe were happiest and most challenged when using that deep
- There is currently a strong
resurgence of the Montessori methods of teaching, and other similar methods that propose
that the child learns most and is happiest when allowed to explore, touch, question, and
be a free thinker. When the child is simply taught by rote methods, or spoon-fed
knowledge to be memorized, little learning or healthy development takes place. So it
is on into adulthood, too, as this doesnt simply stop being true at some random age.
The ability to turn over every stone, explore, question, inspect and create is very
human. It is also very necessary for fulfillment and health.
- As society has become more
sophisticated, it has also become more stratified. There are levels of expertise in
every division of labor, in every area of life. It is extremely easy to begin to
allow every type of expert - from an expert in plumbing to an expert in law or medicine or
education - to dictate to us what needs to be done in a particular area of our lives.
Its not only easy to let them dictate to us, conversely its downright
difficult to refuse to let them dictate to us. Try telling your childs teacher
that they are doing something wrong, or your local building inspector. They may look
at you as if theyre seeing an alien. No one does this. Most people just
bow and obey. And, theres nothing wrong with respecting and deferring
if youre reasonably sure they do have the right answer for you. I just urge
you to never stop analyzing, questioning, and filtering the information coming to you.
More on this in next months letter.
- Incidentally, if you ever do
write or call with a question, I want you to know first of all that we welcome it, and
secondly that well do all we can to help. Though I may not be able to
personally respond, be assured that I read every letter and hear every phone message.
We are here to help you and it in fact lifts us all here to be given the
opportunity to do so.
- Dont be afraid to
complain or criticize, either. We take your comments as an opportunity to improve.
- If you think were some
big corporate conglomerate, sitting around in board rooms in three-piece suits ignoring
customer mail and counting money, thats not true. But the only way for you to
know is to give us a try when you have a need or suggestion. I hope youll be
- OXYGEN AS A NUTRIENT
- Just a few minutes with no
oxygen, and you are either dead or seriously brain damaged.
- Indeed, oxygen is our most
critical nutrient. Although its absorption is not through the digestive tract, but
rather through the tissues in the lung, it is still a nutrient.
- Considering that oxygen is a
part of water, as well as numerous other compounds throughout the body, the body is almost
- Since air is only 20% oxygen,
the body must expend considerable effort to concentrate oxygen from the environment.
This means that if the oxygen in the air we breathe becomes less concentrated, then
the body must expend even more effort to try to extract the oxygen from it.
- And yet we treat oxygen as if
it is in limitless supply, much like we have treated all natural resources. We
erroneously think of our finite world as infinite, and capable of absorbing any abuse we
heap on it.
- Oxygen Deficiency
- In some urban areas the
percentage of oxygen can drop considerably, particularly on stagnant days. Just
about everything we do that burns a fuel directly or indirectly consumes oxygen. The
rate of replenishment of oxygen through photosynthesis, electrolysis of water, or by other
means cannot keep pace with this consumption. What we are doing to the air is like
closing the door to our garage and turning on an automobile engine. People purposely
kill themselves in this way. We are doing it in the larger Earth garage
without even realizing what we are doing. Once the oxygen level in the air gets much
lower than 10%, human life simply cannot even be supported.
- Combine these considerations
with an increasing weakening in our physiology as a result of damage to lung tissues from
pollutants, exhausted metabolic systems from eating processed, chemicalized, lifeless
foods that are nutrient-impoverished, a sedentary life-style that never requires us to
breathe deeply, and epidemic obesity that makes even lifting the rib cage to expand the
lungs laborious, and you have the makings of serious and wide-spread oxygen deficiency.
- We are indeed spoiling our own
nest. In the Earths preindustrial setting vast forests and blooming sea
plankton pulled carbon dioxide from the air, fixed nitrogen from the soil and released
oxygen. Air mixtures in bubbles trapped by fossilized amber (the same
amber that trapped the mosquitoes in the movie Jurassic Park) show primordial air to be
much richer in oxygen, measuring 30% as opposed to todays 20%. This is a
- Today we pollute, make
waterways lifeless, and deforest with abandonment. Modern industry consumes nearly
20 times the amount of oxygen from the air as compared to that extracted by all humans on
Earth. The end products are carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and a variety of
pollutants that have wide-spread and interconnected effects, including the ability of the
air to hold water vapor which in turn can affect the atmospheres ability to absorb
or reflect various radiations.
- We really dont know what
the end result will mean, because we simply cannot predict the complex and chaotic results
of throwing wrenches into complex environmental machines. You can be sure of
one thing, the results will not benefit us. They will simply change our
environmental context and further alienate us from our own world. The result
invariably leads to disease an inability to cope and adapt to a new estranged
environment we are simply not genetically adapted to survive in.
- Thus is repeated our continuing
Wysong Health Letter synorgonic theme.
- Oxygen as a disease fighter
- Oxygen in the air permits us to
burn the food fuels we consume. Oxygen burns these fuels much like it is responsible
for the burning in an open wood fire. Oxygen is also important to protect us from
microbial invaders. High oxygen tissue levels are simply not conducive to the growth
of pathogenic disease-causing organisms. Additionally, free radical forms of oxygen
released by our immune cells actually are the lethal bullets that destroy
disease-causing microbes which can only survive in the absence of oxygen. Some
disease tissues, such as cancer, are also incapable of sustaining themselves under
high oxygen levels. Thus, low body oxygen tension can set
the stage for the development and continuance of cancer as a result of these tissues
losing their sense of context and reverting to the uncontrolled multiplication of their
embryonic undifferentiated ancestries.
- Cancer cells derive their
energy from sugar, not oxygen like normal cells. It is suggested that any cells
deprived of 60% or more of their oxygen supply will indeed turn cancerous.
Conversely, if oxygen tension is increased, these cells will revert to their normal
metabolism and reproductive state. It is interesting in light of this that the trend
of society is more sugar and less oxygen. Is it little wonder that cancer is an
epidemic? (For a complete discussion of how cancer can be linked to cells losing
their sense of context see Wysong Health Letter
Vol. 4 No. 9)
- A natural concern is that if
oxygen produces its antimicrobial effect by producing free radicals, why are we not
damaged by these free radicals as well? Free radicals, although the basis for many
disease processes, are a normal part of life. All energy reactions produce free
radicals as a natural part of their mechanism. Without free radicals it would not be
possible for us to extract energy from our foods. Fortunately our body has a variety
of free radical quenchers sort of like fire fighters. These free radical
fighters include such nutrients as vitamin E, vitamin C, certain enzymes such as
superoxide dismutase, catylase and glutathione peroxidase. Thus if these systems,
our fire fighters, are in order we are protected from free radical damage. On the
other hand if our diets are depleted, we are not protected and disease can result.
Disease-causing microbes do not have such free-radical fighting systems, thus when
they are exposed to oxygen free radicals they are simply destroyed.
- How to increase your oxygen
- Fortunately there are some
things we can do. We need not simply sit back and be victims of continuing and
accelerating oxygen depletion in our world.
For one thing, support environmental
movements and activities that preserve what nature we have left. Plant trees.
Fill your house with plants, and if living in a smog-choking environment, consider
moving closer to areas that are forested or near the sea.
Make exercise a part of your life every
day. Aerobic and strength training exercises will condition your body to breathe
more deeply and thus more efficiently extract oxygen from the air.
Try to remove unnecessary stress from
your life. The stress I am referring to is primarily the stress of feeling like you
are a victim and out of control of whatever situation is bothering you. Do what is
necessary to change your circumstances so you feel in control. This will bring more
happiness and peace. When you are under stress your breathing is automatically more
shallow. When you are relaxed and content, your breathing is deeper and more
complete. When you laugh you even increase your ability to extract oxygen from the
air and strengthen the muscles responsible for breathing.
Go barefoot as much as you can.
What?!, you say? Yes, oxygen is axe negative ion
generators conductive, electrically active molecule and reportedly can be
uptaken by the body 30% better if your body is grounded to the earth. Nonconducting
materials like carpeting, asphalt and rubber-soled shoes all interfere with this
conductivity and decrease our ability to absorb oxygen.
Negative ion generators used for cleaning
the air and decreasing the positive polluting ions in the air are believed to increase the
efficiency of oxygen absorption by the body. (For sources of these generators see
resource A - page 8)
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural,
oxygen-rich compound found in nature. It is available commercially as a 35% food
grade hydrogen peroxide liquid. There is much evidence to support the use of this
compound diluted in bath water, as a splash on, as a drink, and as an IV for the
restoration of health that has been compromised as a result of lowered oxygen tension.
- One to three drops of a 35% H2O
solution in 5 ounces of water to be drunk three times a day is a starting point. It
can also be mixed with orange or apple juice, but not with many other drinks because the
components of the drink may cause the peroxide to break down and release the oxygen
before you can consume it. Hydrogen peroxide is also an excellent addition to bath
water and jacuzzis resulting in the absorption of oxygen directly into the skin. For
a thorough discussion of the many uses of hydrogen peroxide see resource B - page 8.
- Hydrogen peroxide and ozone
have been used in Europe for over 50 years for the treatment of a variety of diseases.
Our medical regulatory body, the FDA, does not permit such claims for these
products in this country in spite of the significant evidence for their benefits.
One writer stated that hydrogen peroxide is the embodiment of a drug company
owners worst nightmare; people who use enough of it simply stop buying
virtually every other pharmaceutical product. For more information on
the use of oxygen as therapy for a wide range of conditions ranging from gum disease to
arthritis to cancer to skin ailments... practically anything, see resource C.
Documented uses of various forms of oxygen in
therapy: IBOM, P.O. Box 61767, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 75261, 1-817-481-9772, send
$2.00 and SASE. Oxygen therapy for cancer, arthritis and other serious diseases: Dr.
Kurt Donsbachs Bio-Genesis Clinic, Rosarita Beach, Baja Mexico, 1-619-428-8585.
Medical Ozone Therapy: Medizone, 123 East 54th Street, Suite 2B, New
York, NY 10022, 1-212-421-0303; and Excalibur Enterprises, Inc., 314 West 53rd
Street, New York, NY 10019, 1-212-484-2699. Ozone-magnesium therapy
(first introduced in 1898): International Oxidation Institute, P.O. Box 1360, Priest
River, ID 83856, 1-208-448-2797.tc C) Documented uses of various forms of
oxygen in therapy\: IBOM, P.O. Box 61767, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 75261,
1-817-481-9772, send $2.00 and SASE. Oxygen therapy for cancer, arthritis and other
serious diseases\: Dr. Kurt Donsbachs Bio-Genesis Clinic, Rosarita Beach, Baja
Mexico, 1-619-428-8585. Medical Ozone Therapy\: Medizone, 123 East 54th
Street, Suite 2B, New York, NY 10022, 1-212-421-0303; and Excalibur Enterprises,
Inc., 314 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019, 1-212-484-2699.
Ozone-magnesium therapy (first introduced in 1898)\: International Oxidation
Institute, P.O. Box 1360, Priest River, ID 83856, 1-208-448-2797.
Townsend Letter, May, 1993\: 482-
A technical brochure on the broad range of uses
for food grade hydrogen peroxide plus 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide (not to be
consumed unless diluted) is available from the Healthy Alternatives Store, 1-800-748-0188.
Other resources for oxygen therapy include: Educational materials on the use of
hydrogen peroxide: Echo, P.O. Box 126, Delano, MN 55328, send $2 for newsletter.
Hydrogen peroxide topical preparation: Vital Health Products, P.O. Box 158, Hales
Corners, WI 53130.tc B) A technical brochure on the broad range of uses
for food grade hydrogen peroxide plus 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide (not to be
consumed unless diluted) is available from the Healthy Alternatives Store, 1-800-748-0188.
Other resources for oxygen therapy include\: Educational materials on the use of
hydrogen peroxide\: Echo, P.O. Box 126, Delano, MN 55328, send $2 for newsletter.
Hydrogen peroxide topical preparation\: Vital Health Products, P.O. Box 158, Hales
Corners, WI 53130.
Ionizers: available from Nutrition
Motivation, Dr. Fred Ball, 891 Santa Ana St., Laguna Beach, CA, 92651, 1-714-499-2603;
Zestron Ionizers available from Gemeni Pure Water, Inc., 18102 W. Dixie Highway,
No. Miami Beach, FL 33160, 1-305-931-1961; Ion Research Center, 14670 Highway 9,
P.O. Box 905, Boulder Creek, CA 95006, 1-408-338-6451; Pro Gen Company, 319
Spruce Street, Redwood City, CA 94063, 1-408-286-3442.tc A) Ionizers\:
available from Nutrition Motivation, Dr. Fred Ball, 891 Santa Ana St., Laguna
Beach, CA, 92651, 1-714-499-2603; Zestron Ionizers available from Gemeni Pure Water,
Inc., 18102 W. Dixie Highway, No. Miami Beach, FL 33160, 1-305-931-1961; Ion
Research Center, 14670 Highway 9, P.O. Box 905, Boulder Creek, CA 95006,
1-408-338-6451; Pro Gen Company, 319 Spruce Street, Redwood City, CA 94063,
- DO YOU HAVE TOO LITTLE STOMACH ACID?
- In the previous issue (Wysong Health Letter Vol. 7 No. 9) I discussed the
prevailing erroneous understanding that peptic ulcers are caused by too much stomach acid.
The chances are, unless you are a child, you have a deficiency of stomach acid.
At age 50 most people have about 15% of the hydrochloric acid they did at age 25.
Then on top of this a large percentage of us are taking antacids and acid blockers.
Those who embark on this war on acid are doomed if their ultimate objective is to
- Stomach acid assists in the
absorption of protein, vitamins such as B12 and folic acid, and a broad range
of minerals including iron and calcium, magnesium and zinc. Stomach acid is also the
first line of defense against disease-causing microorganisms.
- A study recently reported
following the rate of gastric cancer in 17 populations from 13 countries showed a positive
relationship between this cancer and the presence of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. This evidence shows that
H. pylori infection will increase the risk of
stomach cancer by a factor of 6, and that 40 to 60% of all gastric cancers may be
attributed to infection with this agent. In the absence of appropriate levels of
stomach acid, this organism can flourish, thus increasing the risk of this cancer.
- The altered physiology and
resultant symptoms of low stomach acid include gas, bloating and constipation. There
may be middle of the night substernal (behind the breast bone) pain. These symptoms
may persist in spite of changing the diet and in spite of nutritional supplements.
Arthritic pain, anemia, skin problems and pruritis ani (itchiness of the anus) are
also common with low stomach acid. Halitosis is a symptom that cannot be eliminated
regardless of oral hygiene and often acid backup is felt when fruit juice is consumed.
There is increased incidence of allergy because larger undigested proteins are absorbed.
These are recognized by the body as foreign invaders, thus setting the stage for
allergic reaction due to the continuing presence of these large proteins. Stomach
emptying is slowed and the excretion of bile and pancreatic enzymes is also slowed.
The entire digestive tract, as well as the liver, become sluggish and increasingly
unable to eliminate toxins.
- These symptoms in part arise
due to the interrelationship of the acid in the stomach with other digestive secretions.
Also, the overgrowth of microorganisms that escape the low acid stomach results in
putrefaction and the resultant bloating and gas common with this condition.
Interference with the digestion of vitamins and minerals can cause or exacerbate
arthritic, osteoporotic, anemic and malnutritional conditions.
- What to do
First of all, seek a healthy life in all
respects. Lack of exercise, poor nutrition and stress not being resolved all can
take their toll on stomach physiology and repress the secretion of hydrochloric acid.
Simplify meals. Eat only one item
in a meal that is cooked, such as breads, pastas, meats, combined with a salad or raw
Eat smaller meals more frequently to
permit the small amount of acid that is present to digest the foods.
Dont eat if you are not hungry.
Actually feel hunger pains before you eat. Then try to delay the meal so you
are almost salivating by the time the meal is ready. This psychological anticipation
of foods greatly stimulates acid secretion and digestive enzyme secretion.
Chew meals thoroughly and slowly.
By thoroughly mixing the food with saliva and breaking it down to the smallest
possible parts in the mouth, you increase the digestive capabilities. A good rule of
thumb is drink your foods and chew your liquids.
Use digestive enzyme supplements to
assist in food breakdown and probiotic supplements to compete against disease organisms.
(Resource D - page 8)
Dont eat if you are upset.
Emotional distress turns off the stomach acid spigot.
Eat higher protein foods, such as meats,
first. Acids are required for the proper digestion of protein and if they are eaten
after filling the stomach with starches, for example, the acid effect is diluted.
Best yet, avoid mixing proteins and starches and either have protein (meat, tofu,
etc.) and salad or veggies, or alternatively starches (potatoes, pasta, etc.) and salad or
- The best supplement of
hydrochloric acid is believed to be hydrochloric acid with betaine and pepsin.
(Resource E) Take these only if all of the other efforts above do not resolve
your digestive, low acid problem. Usually these tablets are taken one in the
morning, one at lunch and two with dinner, if that is the heaviest meal. As
digestive function begins to normalize, slowly decrease the acid supplement over a period
of several weeks, which will help your system adjust to the increasing need for it to
produce its own acid.
- Often normalization can occur
within four months and the use of stomach acid tablets can be withdrawn. This of
course assumes you are doing all of the other things we have described above to try to
achieve synorgonic healthy balance.
Digestive Enzymes: (*available from the Healthy
Alternatives Store 1-800-748-0188)
Hydrocloric Acid: (*available from the
Healthy Alternatives Store 1-800-748-0188)
Health Federation Bulletin, October, 1967
Jonathon Dr. Wrights Book of Nutritional Therapy, Emmaus, PA: Rodale
- PAINLESS CHILDBIRTH
- A very peaceful and reportedly
pain-free method of childbirth is detailed in a new book by Chan Thomas, entitled Natural
Childbirth Self-Taught. (Resource F) Dr. Thomas has 43 years of experience in
research and teaching natural childbirth methods. His underlying premise which
immediately caught my attention and made great sense: Pain is the bodys way of
telling us something is wrong. What could
be wrong about childbirth when its an
absolutely natural occurrence? Why should childbirth a perfectly natural
function be accompanied by oftentimes great pain?
- Dr. Thomas answer is
simple. Theres nothing wrong with childbirth, but there is something wrong
with the modern birthing methods. Pain in labor serves a purpose as it does anywhere
else in the body. If pain occurs, the mother is doing something wrong. Correct
the method and the pain will disappear.
- He argues that pain of labor is
due to the tearing of the muscles in the cervix as they fight against the muscles in the
upper uterus with each contraction. The cervix, if the woman is not completely
relaxed, will tense up and not expand. The muscles of the fundus (top part) of the
uterus are more powerful, and will continue to contract out of sync with the muscles of
the cervix, thus causing birthing pain.
- How to avoid this? The
relaxation of the cervical muscles depends on being completely relaxed thoroughly
relaxed throughout the body. Every muscle in the body, even the pinky finger, must
be completely relaxed. This means the mouth is hanging half open, the eyes are half
open, no talking or moving takes place. Imagine being in a just-before-sleep state
with even the often-tense facial muscles creased forehead, tightened mouth
completely loose and relaxed. This is the type of state necessary for delivery
- The father (or birthing coach
for our purposes here I will simply say father) sits close, touching
one forearm of the mother. The only movement she makes is a slightest nudge with her
arm to let the father know when a contraction is beginning.
Other than that, shes limp. It is a facial clue
which becomes the control point for the father of the child, who is there not just as a
support to the mother but to play a really significant role. The clue is the corners
of the mouth. According to Dr. Thomas, the two corners of the mouth are the last to
relax when we go to sleep, and the very first to tense when we awaken. The husband
monitors those muscles to watch for the beginnings of tension, and then his job kicks in.
His job is to watch the corners of the mouth, where the first and slightest tension will
show. If any is detected, he prompts with Relax, relax, gentle commands,
and smoothes her face and brow if necessary.
- With this method, reports
indicate that following delivery it is the mother who is exhilarated and pepped up, while
the father feels as if hes been through a war. Both parents report an
extremely beautiful experience, but using these methods the birth actually takes more of a
toll on the father.
- Various opinions have been set
forth about the proper position for birthing. Recently many experts have
felt that squatting is an age-old and appropriate position for delivery. Dr. Thomas
feels that kneeling - Eskimo women and others dig holes and kneel over them - is actually
the perfect position. The alignment of shoulders to pelvis is key. Of course
one cant kneel over a hole in most hospitals. A very workable alternative is
lying on the side, with the father of the baby seated right next to the mother.
- Giving birth is an arduous job.
It is astonishing, but Dr. Thomas guarantees painless childbirth and says his
simple method obsoletes all other natural birthing methods, including Lamaze.
- In addition to the actual
birthing methods for all stages of delivery, this small book discusses methods to arrest
edema, avoiding an episiotomy, nursing mothers breast care and more. For
anyone expecting a baby, this book may certainly be worth a look.
Childbirth Self-Taught by Chan Thomas is available from the Wysong Library,
1-800-748-0188tc F) Natural
Childbirth Self-Taught by Chan Thomas is available from the Wysong Library,
- EAR INFECTIONS AND BREAST-FEEDING
- A recent headline in the Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Letter read,
Breast-Feeding Prevents Ear Infections. To me this seemed like saying
eating prevents starvation. Of course it does. It is what we are designed to
do. It is a natural life function.
- A better headline would have
been: Bottle-feeding Causes Ear Infections. How far our
disorientation has come. We find it more noteworthy to exclaim that breast-feeding,
the natural, normal, most healthful form of feeding infants, can prevent a disease than to
remark on the converse; that is that by feeding a so-called 100% complete
synthetic, fractionated, synthesized food to infants that ear infections are increased.
- Ear infections are no small
problem with young children. Over 60% of infants will suffer ear infections and 1 in
5 will have recurring infections throughout early childhood, sometimes even resulting in
some measure of permanent hearing loss.
- Feeding infants convenient,
synthetic milk superfoods in a bottle under the mistaken belief that they are 100%
complete is analogous to feeding pets super bow wow cutlets in a bag or can that are
supposedly 100% complete. Neither human nor veterinary nutritionists
know what 100% complete nutrition is, because no nutritionist knows 100% about nutrition.
This basic fallacy in so-called 100% complete foods is simply ignored
as nutritionists continue to study, fabricate and synthesize various new improved
concoctions that are but a dim reflection of the real foods meant to be eaten by real
- Moms, feed your children the
best superfood ever invented right from your breast as you swaddle and warm and tenderly
bond with your child as nature dictates would be best. If you are unconvinced that
this is the best way to feed, then refer to past issues of the Health Letter for other evidences of how not only
your babys health, but your health can be dramatically improved by breast-feeding.
(Wysong Health Letter Vol. 1 No. 4;
2, 9; 3, 6; 4, 6; 6, 9)
University Diet & Nutrition Letter, August, 1993: 8
- SEEKING REDRESS
- Your best protection from fraud
is to increasingly become self-reliant. The more we depend on experts to solve our
problems, the more we open ourselves to abuse.
- As discussed in the Empowerment
tape, experts who are for hire have their own agenda, their own set of priorities.
They are concerned about themselves first off, second they are concerned about
their status within their professional organization, then comes you as a profit center,
and then somewhere way down the list your actual interests might be considered.
- Nevertheless, it is very
difficult in our modern complex society to not utilize services and products. If you
have been harmed in some way by anothers product or service, first off, take the
matter up with the offending party and try to resolve it amicably.
- If this fails, dont
immediately run to an attorney which may only expand your vulnerability but
contact an appropriate agency from the following list to see if they can assist you.
These actions are by and large free and permit you to actively be engaged in the
matter, which will lessen your feelings of being a victim and feeling hopeless, which can
take a significant toll on your health.
Consumer protection from false
advertising, telemarketing fraud, finance companies, mortgage bankers, retail
stores, creditors and investment advisors contact:
- Federal Trade Commission
- 6th St. & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
- Washington, DC 20580
Protection from investment advisors,
companies and brokers contact:
- Securities and Exchange Commission
- 450 5th Street, NW
- Washington, DC 20549
- Consumer Affairs Office
- National Association of Securities Dealers
- 1735 K Street, NW
- Washington, DC 20006
If you have a dispute with your attorney,
dont crumple up in fear and assume your lawyer is not answerable for unfair,
unethical or fraudulent actions. HALT (Help Abolish Legal Tyranny) is a national
non-profit organization designed to help people handle their legal affairs simply,
affordably and equitably, and to give assistance when difficulties occur between you and
- Organization of Americans for Legal Reform (HALT)
- 1319 F Street, NW, #300
- Washington, DC 20004
For real estate problems you can contact
the state real estate commission or state regulatory agencies. They can revoke a
realtors license and administer fines. For financial loss you will need to
proceed through civil court.
For insurance problems you can contact
your state department of insurance and the following two organizations.
- National Insurance Consumer Hotline
- National Insurance Consumer Organization (NICO)
- 121 N. Payne Street
- Alexandria, VA 22314
- These avenues of redress
are not to suggest that we should get into the rabble-rousing business. Life does
not always deal us the winning hand. If possible, in most cases, it is best to
simply chalk bad situations up to experience and move on. If you have been
significantly harmed, however, and you are simply not able to function without attempting
to obtain an equitable resolution, then the above sources may be of assistance to you.
Chronic bitterness, resentment and feeling like a victim are very dangerous to your
health and you must take reasonable actions to gain control. Sometimes the only way
this can be accomplished is by actively pursuing redress.
- To repeat, however, continue to
strive for self-sufficiency and independency. If difficulties occur do your best to
see the larger picture, to rise above the issue, learn from it, and move on. If
redress becomes necessary for one reason or another take as much control of the situation
as possible and do not simply attempt to turn the affair over to others. By so doing
you will gain a feeling of control and be able to more quickly move on with your life.
Personal Finance, May 28, 1993: 12tc
4) Personal Finance, May 28, 1993\:
- PROSTATE NOCTURIA
- To help prevent frequent night
urination trips to the bathroom due to prostate problems, try one teaspoon of raw xe
unfiltered honey right before bedtimeunfiltered xe honeyxe
FOODShoney right before bedtime.
Alternatives, November, 1987: 3
- MIGRAINE HEADACHES
- Caused by cerebral congestion
have been relieved by taking a hot shower while keeping the head dry with an ice bag on
it. Alternately, one can immerse the feet or the hands in very
hot water. The expansion of peripheral blood vessels diverts blood from the brain
and relieves pressure causing the headache.
Alternatives, November, 1987: 3
- SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS)
- Risk is increased, among other
possible causes, by placing the baby in the prone (face down) position, using soft
mattresses, swaddling the baby, using high heat in the bedroom and following recent
England Journal of Medicine, August 5, 1993: 377
- The Lancet recently contained a photo of a Maasai
warrior with the attending comments that although the Maasai eat a diet of milk and meat
with twice the fat and cholesterol content of Western diets, they are largely free of
heart disease. They remark one small fact can ruin the grandest hypothesis.
Indeed, there are many facts that run counter to the notion that cholesterol
causes heart disease. We have outlined these repeatedly in the Health Letter. The difference between the
Maasai diet and the high fat diet of modern civilization is that the Maasai are eating
their high fat meat products in their raw, unaltered state. The Lancet article did not note this important
difference, and thus miss the crucial point the fact that raw, natural diets have
health-giving, disease-preventing benefits over the processed, fractionated, synthetic,
August 7, 1993: 355
- 2,832 adults ranging in age
from 45 to 77 were in a study conducted by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
in Atlanta. The feeling of hopelessness was measured in these individuals. The
result was that deaths from heart disease were four times more prevalent among
participants who reported severe hopelessness than among those who reported no
hopelessness. Review the Empowerment tape and make a commitment to take
control over your life and not be a victim or remain in a position where you feel
News, July 31, 1993: 79
- BAD BREATH
- May be from chronic nasal and
sinus infections. To treat, dilute 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide half and half
with water. Twice daily put 5 to 10 drops in the nose and sniff this into your nasal
passages and sinuses. Alternatively use the nasal irrigation device described
previously in the Health Letter (Vol. 7 No. 3)
Opinion, September, 1993: 3
- LIGHT AND ESTROGEN
- Lights in the bedroom may
increase the bodys production of estrogen. Since PMS, menstrual difficulties
and breast cancer are linked to high estrogen levels or erratic cycling of estrogen and
progesterone, it might be wise to sleep in the dark.
Alert, September 1993: 3
- SYNTHETIC FAT
- Before getting too excited
about buying foods using the new synthetic fat substitutes in the hope of losing weight,
consider that recent research has shown that such fat substitutes, used at 10% of energy
from dietary fat, did not reduce overall consumption of calories. Our bodies and
appetites are evidently not tricked and we simply eat more to make up the difference.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
September, 1993: 326
- HAIR DYES AND CANCER
- The risk for non-Hodgkins lymphoma doubles
in women who use hair dyes for 11 years or more.
American Journal of Public Health, 1992: 990;
Counselor, Vol. 5 No. 1: 36
- IRON SUPPLEMENTS
- Evidence we have discussed
before in the Health Letter suggests that
increased dietary iron may increase the risk of heart disease. Iron is believed to
be capable of causing free radicals and oxidizing cholesterol. However, iron is one
of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the world. Before excluding iron from
your diet and supplements, it may be wise to have a simple blood test performed. The
test measures ferritin. If your ferritin level is over 200, additional iron
supplementation would not be necessary. If it is under 200, supplementation
may be in order.
Counselor, Vol. 5 No. 1: 36
- Acne is related to the action
of the male hormone testosterone on the skins sebaceous glands. Dietary
supplements that may help include 30 mg of zinc, 250 mg of vitamin B6, along with a
broad-spectrum multi vitamin, mineral supplements daily.
Counselor, Vol. 5 No. 1: 36