A Letter from Your Grandchildren

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Dear Grand Dad or Mom:

I wanted to give you this letter while you still have a chance of reading and understanding it.

I don’t appreciate what you did to us – your grandchildren.

First, you completely ignored everyone who told you to stop eating junk food and toxic food, and kept eating high carbohydrate foods with flour and sugar, and lots of bad chemicals until your brain started to malfunction and then you couldn’t make good decisions anymore and you still ignored all of the research and medical advice saying you were too old to change.

Second, you completely ignored your responsibility to be healthy and happy for your children and grandchildren so we wouldn’t have to take care of you as you got older. Do you really think we like having you in a bed in our house with breathing machines and IVs so that our parents have to take care of you day and night just to keep you alive? And all of this because you were too stubborn to just listen to what everyone was telling you?

Third, you were too old and too tired even at 50 years old to play with us and take us places. What do you think your job is anyway?

We just don’t see how you could possibly do this. Everyone even in your time knew that eating refined foods of any kind was bad for you. You ate sugar and the glucose gave you brain fog and then Alzheimers. You ate flour and the carbs deteriorated your gut and made your immune system malfunction so that you always had the flu or a cold, or some kind of illness. What, did you think these things were random or just came with getting older? And then finally you ate until you had type 2 diabetes and then instead of stopping, you took insulin – how silly can you get?

Now you’re so obese that you can hardly move and still you’re not listening to anyone. Obesity is a disease caused by leptin and insulin resistance and that’s caused by eating all the packaged foods and junk you eat. Why didn’t you care enough to stop eating all that junk so you could be well and spend time with us?

Don’t you like us?

Look, Grandpa, you’re only 50 and we know you think it’s over, but it’s not. Get your head out of your ##### and wakeup and smell the coffee.

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Metabolic Syndrome Risk – Can Metabolic Syndrome Be Reversed?

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Here’s where we start. Hopefully you got here because you’re 50 or younger, but experiencing some of the symptoms we’ll talk about here. (You might be the son or daughter of someone who is in denial about these symptoms as well) You still have time to make some course corrections. I would call this pre-diabetic. It a whole collection of negative risk factors (Metabolic Syndrome Risks) that put together spell trouble. We’ll cover the symptoms first and then we’ll get on to the Metabolic Syndrome Diet and how to treat Metabolic Syndrome and answer the question, “Can Metabolic Syndrome be reversed?”

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The diagram shows both the World Health Organization criteria and the American heart Association criteria below in red. There are an estimated 85,000,000 people in the US who have these symptoms and as much as 15% of those will progress to Type 2 Diabetes in the next 10 years.

How Did We Get Here?

Most doctors agree that this might be the great undiagnosed masses who will be diabetics but for now are living with their symptoms thinking that they’re just getting old, or they just need to exercise more and eat less.

I believe the truth is, that after 40-50 years of feeding yourself stuff that you’re mildly allergic to, and stuff that causes inflammation which eventually damages your organs, your body starts to lose ground. It’s an amazing machine, but if you feed it the wrong stuff long enough, it eventually starts to rust.

Inflammation is Rust

And that’s what inflammation is – RUST.  And the thing about inflammation is you can’t predict which organ or system will give out first. It’s different for everyone. So inflammation is the root cause and then from there it’s a weak liver, a weak pancreas, or weak kidney, or your brain gives out and you start drooling and walking in circles.

The symptoms come on so slowly that you really don’t notice. You just have a little more pain and a little more stiffness, and some mornings it’s more pain and stiffness and you talk a Tylenol and keep going. Then you notice you’re getting more headaches, or you’re tired, and you’re gaining weight every year, and your eyesight is changing, or your blood pressure is increasing, and you’re craving foods you know aren’t good for you.

Boiling Frogs

So it’s like the story about how you boil a frog. If you throw him in the boiling water he notices right away, “Hey! That’s HOT!” and jumps out. But if you just place him into the lukewarm water where he’s nice and comfortable, and then slowly raise the heat until it has gotten so hot that by that time he can’t move. I know, not a very appetizing example, but one that I was told early in my education on organizational development and it stuck with me.

The Source of Inflammation

But if you just did some testing, there’s a good chance you would find the source of the inflammation. Inflammation isn’t natural. It’s always caused by something. And something is generally in your food chain. So if you start looking there, you’re more likely to find it. Now you can’t look at the symptoms. Inflammation is everywhere. Inflammation affects your arteries and your liver starts to pump out cholesterol to repair them; and it affects your cells in general and your pancreas begins to pump out insulin to store fat in your cells as a way to defend you against the inflammation. There are a hundred immune responses going on at once and that’s why metabolic syndrome has so many symptoms.

Meanwhile you’re mostly likely getting a little heavier, feeling a little achier, and pretty soon the doctor does a blood test and gives you the bad news. And then he or she does what next? That’s right – gives you a prescription to treat your symptoms – high blood pressure? you get that medication – high cholesterol? you get that medication. And after several years when those aren’t working and have caused a variety of other symptoms that research has already tagged as “side-effects” to those medications, he prescribed more drugs and more aggressive drugs and pretty soon you’re shooting insulin into your arm.

Treating for Metabolic Syndrome

Now what is the Metabolic Syndrome Treatment? Well fortunately food is medicine. If you’re fortunate and get with a doctor of functional medicine, he’ll help you do some testing and figure out what it is that is causing the inflammation.

If you don’t have the insurance coverage and can’t afford the doctor you can still do the testing.

Just  – Go to Amazon for the Self Test

And figure out what you need to avoid.

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Of course, this website is full of advice on how to adjust your diet but I would rather get your commitment to spending the time to read the books I’ve recommended and look at the research so you know absolutely without a doubt why you need to make the changes.

My overall intent with this website is to get you to see a functional medicine practitioner and failing that, to do some testing and make some changes based what you find out.

Lifestyle Changes

If you do any testing and investigation at all you’re going to find out that your inflammation and subsequent metabolic syndrome risk factors come from…

  • Food Sensitivity or Allergies
  • Infections – ones you don’t know about or ignore
  • Toxins – chemicals you’re getting from your environment or your food
  • Lifestyle – a general lack of activity – even mild exercise activates the genes that are required to operate your immune system

I hope the posts and information in this website will motivate you to look deeper and to not accept “getting old” as your excuse for selecting a slow and painful death.

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Opening Pandora’s Bread Box: The Critical Role of Wheat Lectin in Human Disease.

Opening Pandora's Bread Box: The Critical Role of Wheat Lectin in Human Disease

Now that celiac disease has been allowed official entry into the annals of established medical conditions, and gluten intolerance is no longer entirely a fringe medical concept, the time has come to draw attention to the powerful little chemical in wheat known as ‘wheat germ agglutinin’ (WGA) which is largely responsible for many of wheat’s pervasive, and difficult-to-diagnose, ill effects.

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Growing a Conscience

Can the pharmaceutical companies and chemical/agricultural companies grow a conscience?

Consider how capitalism works.

Someone gets an idea about how to solve a problem. They invest millions and even sometimes billions in developing that product. The stockholders suffer with low or no returns on their investment for 5 or even 10 years.

Now when it is finally time to roll the product out, management is anxious, the stockholders are anxious, and if someone suggests that some of the test results are negative, everyone goes into high gear to roll over the objections and get the product out there.

Later the product is called by everyone the “cash cow” of the company. Anyone who wants to interfere with the cash cow may not be around long.

And once that cash cow becomes a billion or even a trillion dollar product, then any threat to that product revenue stream could sink the whole ship. The company will spend billions to protect that product from all threats both internal and external.

What wouldn’t the company do to protect that product? Kill scientific studies, discontinue research that might produce negative findings, launch media campaigns to create a positive narrative for the product, influence medical and scientific institutions by refusing funding for research that might produce negative impacts, and much more.

These companies will identify committees and even government agencies that can impact the sale of their product and systematically infiltrate those entities with their own “believers” and gradually take complete control – even regulatory agencies are not beyond this strategy.

So can these companies “grow a conscience”? Not a chance. Even if you prove that they’re killing babies, they will simply kill that news story and substitute another one – go home and have dinner and watch TV.

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The Untold Story

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This story is painful for anyone to read but I need to tell it because I have spent years studying the research that is available but not utilized or even worse, buried in the interest of the companies who’s revenue streams are threatened by it.

WHY CONSIDER A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF OUR HEALTH?

Today we generally accept the word of our institutions and doctors. We rely on them to give us the benefit of the latest research and to give us advice on how to remain safe. If the authorities tell us we need to vaccinate to stay safe, we believe and follow their advice without question. We generally believe that our government and its various agencies would not harm us and would protect us from companies that might do us harm for money.

But the facts are telling us that this is not true.

  • In spite of all the research and technology available in the medical care arena, the health of our nation and the world is rapidly declining.
  • Chronic diseases are dramatically increasing and the latest research cites our vaccines, our food, our use of chemicals, and our healthcare system as the major causes of our health crisis.
  • One of the key agencies responsible for guarding Americans from unsafe vaccines and medications has been proven to be corrupt. The agencies owns over 50 patents and must force Americans to utilize these vaccines in order to fund their salaries, bonus, and pensions. It is highly unlikely that only the CDC is corrupt – the pharmaceutical and chemical companies have penetrated and corrupted the other agencies as well.
  • Congress and our president are not willing to help us. Our congress has given the pharmaceutical industry a “get out of jail free” card by setting in place laws that allow the drug companies to escape from lawsuits for negligence of any kind and any damage their products do to our children. the US spends taxpayer money to compensate the families when they rarely win their cases to prove negligence.
  • Our food supply has been corrupted to the point where our population suffers from a situation that can only be compared to a sci-fi movie where the aliens cause the population to be infected with a virus that eventually and slowly kills everyone. Our GMO food supply even without glyphosate and dicamba is slowly causing inflammation in our gut – our microbiome – that causes widespread auto-immune disease which is the root cause for all of the diseases in the graphic at the top of this page and more. The insecticides and heavy metal toxicity from our vaccines and medications accelerate the effect of these GMOs and make them even more deadly.
  • We’re using billions of tons of chemicals for industry and farming and this humber is increasing daily. These chemicals are mainly toxic to humans and they are now found in our groundwater, rainwater, air, and oceans. These are showing up in fetal blood samples. The practice of utilizing chemicals has poisoned the earth and there is very credible research that points this out as well as the opinion of the Hague tribunal that convicted Monsanto of crimes against humanity.

A SOBERING CONCLUSION

We can’t read and accept even half of the above without realizing painfully that nobody is going to guard and protect us from these influences. The overall influence of billions of dollars of revenue from these various industries has finally twisted the fabric of our nation and there is nobody left to protect us save ourselves. We are alone.

It’s hard to believe that our governments and corporations would continue to act so blindly as to perpetuate this virtual genocide unless you come to realize that these people have come to adopt and believe the very narrative they have fed to the American public and to congress. They have fallen victim themselves to their narrative. If they really knew how many billions they will kill with their poisons, I don’t think they would continue but they are blind to the facts and that means that we must find another path if we wish to live out our lives and have our children live out their lives without pain and suffering.

Right now, the statistics say we are losing that battle. Our average lifespan is shorter and our rates of chronic disease are traveling upscale to the point that long before they kill everyone our healthcare systems will go bankrupt – this will happen on diabetes alone.

INFLAMMATION IS THE CULPRIT

Inflammation is a condition that internally is just like it sounds. Our immune system detects things that shouldn’t be there and it sets out to cause inflammation as a temporary method for ridding the body of the infection or foreign material.

Of course the body wasn’t meant to be inflamed 24 X 7. When it is, then our bodily functions start to break down. Our immune system becomes ineffective and that opens the door for everything from obesity to cancer.

And this isn’t speculation. We have plenty of very high quality scientific research – mainly suppressed – that proves that these conditions exist and are triggered by the many factors being introduced into our bodies from many different sources.

WHAT’S CAUSING THE INFLAMMATION?

The sources of inflammation are multi-factorial – that is, there are many different sources and they are all capable of adding together and even accelerating each other.

Agriculture – we’re been growing our major crops – corn, soy, wheat, and more using genetically modified seeds. We’re told these are safe and the same as the real thing but clearly that is not based on any scientific evidence. Rather the evidence is that these GMO grains are toxic to our systems. Over time, they make us react as if our foods are causing mild to severe allergic reactions when we eat them. The chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers used in our agriculture are being used in increasing amounts every year. They are all toxic at much lower levels.

Weather Modification – we have a history of using heavy metals sprayed into our atmosphere for the past 40 years or more to act as reflectors of ultra-violet and to enable forced production of rain. The heavy metal nano-particals fall to earth and move into our groundwater which in turn moves to our oceans contaminating fish both farmed and natural natives.

Vaccination – with over 50 mandatory vaccination strains in 26 injections for children starting at one-day old, we have a massive amount of heavy metals far exceeding any known safe dosage being injected into our children’s blood streams. There are no known safety studies and the studies that have not been suppressed prove that not only are heavy metals being injected (your body is designed to eliminate heavy metals you ingest but not those that come unnaturally into your blood stream bypassing digestion). There are 200 more in the pipeline and vaccines are a trillion dollar business that the pharmaceutical companies who kill to maintain. The increasing numbers for child autism alone should be signaling a need for change – we’re projected to see 1 child in 4 with autism in the next 10 years.

Chemical Exposure – the list is so long that I hesitate to even get started. Chemicals toxic to our health and a root cause of inflammation are found in our kitchens, our laundry, our bathrooms and more. Even our drinking water has fluoride and other chemicals and metals that we don’t expect to be drinking. And by the way, boiling our water only affects biologicals but does nothing about heavy metals and other toxins.

SOME SOLUTIONS THAT HAVEN’T OR WON’T WORK

So by now you’re thinking this might be a story with a happy ending? And that all we need to do is activate the population. Unfortunately I don’t think that’s going to work.

  • Working through our elected officials – you need to realize that there is so much money riding on this that most of our elected officials wouldn’t survive without this revenue stream. Government agencies could not survive without the revenue from patents and various sources tied to this revenue stream. Thousands of people would be out of a job if we killed the chemical problem. And remember that these companies have billions to spend on misinformation, propaganda, and even their brand of terrorism – that’s right, if you think that our farmers haven’t seen the black suburbans full of ex-military show up when they refuse to use Monsanto seeds, you’d be wrong.
  • Working through our agencies – the big pharma and agricultural companies already have these agencies so heavily infiltrated that there’s no chance that you’re going to influence them no matter how many people you get to march on their front doors.
  • Working through the courts – when the Hague Tribunal condemned Monsanto for crimes against humanity, many people thought that would be the end of them. As far as we can tell, Monsanto didn’t even hiccup. These companies are impossible to kill or even wound. If you seriously shut down the drug companies, many of the television networks would collapse because most of their advertising revenue comes from pharma.
  • Protesting – the opposition has the government running interference for them. That’s means they have the policy force and the armed services. It’s highly unlikely that any of us can mount enough protests to make them notice our actions.

THEN WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?

The hardest question to answer is “What strategy will work against this problem?”

The problem is that all of these corporation interests have had too many years to entrench and the families who are ultimately behind all of this don’t really believe in unlimited population growth.

First, we have to believe that a top-down conversion or transformation is an impossibility. Too many agencies and companies are already organized to not only resist but to discredit and neutralize and amount of science brought to bear. It’s not going to work to think we can “change minds” with an overwhelming flood of irrefutable evidence – if we think that, we’re grossly underestimating the power of billions of dollars set in place to own all of the media outlets, institutions, and research. You just aren’t thinking big enough.

So that leaves you with grass roots action of some kind. The power of organized and wide-spread action suggests a solution. But what is the right “trim tab” that makes everything change with the least effort?

It has been suggested that a widespread boycott of agricultural products once it reached 15% would significantly damage the agricultural and chemical industries.

A coordinated withdrawal from Vaccine programs would only be successful if it reached a 50-80% level. But this has some serious challenges for parents who have no exemptions in their state and would have to face the inability to register their children in school.

It’s a little harder to envision a boycott of pharmaceuticals – someone with diabetes taking insulin has very few choices without seeing a different doctor and operating outside the normal insurance-driven traditional medical machine. And those taking blood pressure medications to mask the underlying influence of auto-immune disease caused by exposure to food products or other chemicals have very few options to discontinue medications without risking serious complications.

Functional Medicine is taking hold in America and I have no doubt that in 20 years we’ll have insurance companies aligned and supporting the their highly effective methods for reversing all these chronic disease processes including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, auto-immune, and more. But that’s doesn’t point to a more urgent solution. Long before 20 years, we’ll bankrupt our medical system with the extraordinary escalation of these chronic diseases.

We apparently need a strategy that forces our insurance systems to massively include Functional Medicine now. And you can be absolutely certain that the multi-trillion dollar industry of pharmaceuticals will see this as a threat and spend billions on disinformation, counter-research, and created narratives in the major media to neutralize such a transaction – in fact, you can bet they have already anticipated this and infiltrated the major insurance companies with people who will allow them to influence and control these decisions – that’s how they work.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T SOLVE THIS?

It seems clear what will happen if we do nothing and try to ignore this. It seems clear that we need a much smarter options than the ones I have suggested.

Because it is clear that as a society, our numbers are clearly going in the wrong direction and that everything and everyone we have put our faith in has failed, we should be able to make a commitment to a solution.

Consider this thought pattern – hundreds of millions of dollars have gone into “finding the cure for cancer” and the pink ribbon is almost universally recognized as the symbol for this effort. But today, if you get cancer, you will be faced with the same solutions that existed 20 years ago – surgery, chemo, and radiation – sure the machines are better but the basic idea hasn’t changed in spite of all the “research” paid for under the pink ribbon.

Consider that thought process. Why do we keep taking anyone’s word for the fact that our food is safe, our pharmaceuticals are safe, our chemicals are safe, and so on.

Perhaps you think that the idea that all of these things aren’t safe is just a conspiracy theory? If I was making billions of products in these arenas, wouldn’t you spend a billion on a disinformation campaign that shaped the narrative toward conspiracy theories?

Unfortunately, we are just that easy to manipulate and we’ll have to get smarter to survive.

 

 

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5 Food-Medicines That Could Quite Possibly Save Your Life

Food Medicines That Could Quite Possibly Save Your Life

Some of the most powerful medicines on the planet are masquerading around as foods and spices. While they do not lend themselves to being patented, nor will multi-billion dollar human clinical trials ever be funded to prove them efficacious, they have been used since time immemorial to both nourish our bodies, and to prevent and treat disease.

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Psychobiotics: Bacteria For Your Brain?

Psychobiotics: Bacteria For Your Brain?

Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the ‘probiotic cure’ – of a patient with debilitating symptoms, often obsessive compulsive range, whose symptoms remitted completely with dietary change and probiotic supplementation. Is this voodoo or is it based on a growing understanding of the role of the microbiome in mental health and behavior?

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