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Friday, November 18, 2011

Cancer screenings and such

Dr. John Briffa in his post today, here, talks about the statistics regarding mammograms.  We are often given high percentages of lives saved from mammograms.  New studies now tell us the percentage of lives saved is way lower than the 25% number bandied about, perhaps as low as 3%.  Why?  Well, the cancer may have been easily detected by other means and treated successfully at a later date.  The cancer may have been one the woman could die WITH--not of.  Just because a mammogram detected a cancer early does not guarantee that it was life-saving!  But those who sell mammograms don't necessarily want you to hear those statistics.

While we're on this subject, let's ask more questions--like is there a downside to mammograms?  It turns out there are big ones, not the least of which is that mammograms are executed with ionizing radiation.  Ionizing radiation can cause genetic changes that result in cancers!  WHAT?  The diagnostic tool for cancer can cause cancer?  What's with that?

It turns out there are some other problems with this cancer screening tool and others, too, that the purveyors of these tests do not tell you, although these downsides are well known, well documented and you OUGHT to know them!!   How come?  Well, I bet you thought medicine was about helping people be healthier, didn't you?  No, FIRST, medicine is a money making business.  And like all money-making businesses, the thing they're about (making money) takes precedence over all other concerns.

I know, I sound very cynical, don't I?  Perhaps.  And I don't think you should give up doctors and medicine.  What I think is that you darn well ought to know more about what you're signing on for before you do.  For more about the risks of various cancer screening tests -- the ones you don't hear from those who order, execute or profit from these tests, read my e-book, "How to be a Smarter Health Care Consumer" here.

Even more importantly, remember in a culture that promotes fear of cancer, we have a huge body of evidence that all cancers fall into the category of "diseases of civilization."  Indigenous populations all over the earth for millions of years, but even today--when they eat their native diet--do not have cancers of any kind!

I just finished a book "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" by Weston Price, written in 1939 after he and his wife traveled the world documenting native populations before and after they were exposed to 'civilized' foods.  We've been sold a huge bill of goods about what's healthy eating--not the least of which is the whole grains crap and the low fat/saturated fat fiasco.  So to wrap up this blog today, let me just say and cancer does not have to be a consideration for modern people, but if you believe conventional wisdom and eat that way (putting toxins in your mouth three times a day) maybe you have good reason to be afraid of cancer and other diseases of civilisation.  But it doesn't have to be so.

Vibrant good health is your birthright, but you have to quit believing what you hear from the Medical Industrial Complex and what the grain growers and vegetable oil producers of the world would have you believe.  Read more, follow the money and enjoy (or return to) your healthy birthright. 


Saturday, November 12, 2011

This is So Frustrating

Stanford University just came out with a new study that says osteoarthritis is not just a disease of wear and tear on joints.  It’s actually a disease process of the body’s inflammatory response that damages joints.  WOW! 

This is NOT new information.  What this information is, is not mainstream, but very well known by all but the most mainstream of modern medicine.  I’ve been saying that for a couple years, and I came to it quite late—unfortunately, so late that I now have four metal joints. 

The very name of osteo arthritis tells us it is inflammation of joints.  Here’s the frustrating part.  In the article they do mention why a pill won’t cure it, then conclude with this: “And it is likely that a healthy diet makes a difference, too, with enough nutrients.”

Well, duh!  But they do not say what constitutes a healthy diet, of course, because what’s a healthy diet for human beings (one that avoids all disease and disability) is not popular.  It’s hard in our culture to eat a healthy diet because there are enormous financial and political interests pushing an unhealthy diet.  And a huge medical industrial complex that thrives on your dis-ease.

No, the doctors didn’t help me when my joints were going to hell.  They do not have any curative help for diabetics or wisdom for cancer patients beyond more toxicity.  They’re not curing autoimmune diseases, or even the mental plagues (alzheimers, depression, brain fog, anxiety and aggression) or any of the other ills of “inflammation run amok” (title of my e-book about this stuff).  Inflammation causes all health problems.  ALL!  Mental and physical.  You are a self-healing, self-regulating biological system but it has to have the right fuel.  Just like a car.  You simply cannot put crap in the gas tank of a fine auto and expect it to run well.  Why would anyone think you could put crap into a fine biological system and expect it to function well???

If I can find that out by reading a bunch of books and researching on the internet, anyone can.  But few want to hear that.  It means that the lifestyle you’re living (mostly food you put in your mouth) is causing all your health problems and so you are not a victim but completely responsible for how you feel. 

I just got a new book, written by Weston Price in 1939.  (that’s 72 years ago—not new, folks!)  Dr. Price, a dentist, covered the entire globe with his wife documenting indigenous populations before and after they were exposed to the diet of civilization.  Now, Dr. Price is a dentist and his interest was mostly in things like teeth, dental arch crowding and facial deformities.  Duh, again.  And this was new to me but of course makes absolute sense.  The diet of civilization doesn’t just make us sick and psychotic, it also makes us ugly with crowded teeth, cavities, and facial deformities. (Healthy bone formation of the head and jaw is also dependent on good fuel).

This is not new stuff!  We do not need Stanford to tell us that diet causes osteoarthritis.  What frustrates me is that so few want to hear they are responsible for their own problems.  To me it was a huge aha moment to realize I can feel good, stop the progression of my arthritis, and prevent a lot of the other things I see around me by putting better fuel into my body.  I can feel great—not just good, but absolutely great, even at this age.  The jokes about aging and all the stuff people think aging brings—NOT!  Aging does not have to be a time of decline.  You don’t have to have disease or even aches and pains.

Is it easy?  No.  You are bombarded day in and day out with enticements to eat crap.  Much of what’s available in grocery stores is grown on depleted soils with few nutrients and it’s  fertilized with petroleum.  It’s hard to eat the fuel that makes you feel good.  But here’s the truth:


Read my e-book.  Do your own research.  Find out what creates disease and aging.  Do you want to have an old age that is vibrant and vigorous or do you want health problems and mental fog?  I plan on the former!  And at 67, I’ve demonstrated to my own satisfaction that it works!!!

Short answers below.  For the reasons that this works, see e-books or do your own research.

Things to eliminate:
            grains (grss seeds--wheat, oats, corn, rice, etc)
            vegetable oils
            as many toxins as you can

Things to add:
            More animal protein
            More vegetables
            More fruit
            More animal fats
            Judicious supplements (big a topic)

Best wishes for a wonderful, feel-good life ahead!