Achieving Real Health
by Dr. Pete Hilgartner
Dr. Hilgartner starts off this DVD by putting America’s health in perspective. The United States ranks 37th or lower, depending on which list you look at, in longevity. Cancer is growing fastest among children ages one to five years old. Medical intervention is the fourth leading cause of death. One hundred and twelve million people are on some psychotropic drug. The current generation of children may be the first to be outlived by their parents.
Those who have been around WAPF for a while and are familiar with our principles will know most of the information on this DVD. We get a good overview of health principles and words to live by.
There are a number of good points to take away. For example, if doctors are really doing their jobs well, they will teach their patients how to get along without them.
Hilgartner also points out that the mind and general attitude have more control and influence over cellular activity and health than most people realize. He refers briefly to the pioneering work of Dr. Bruce Lipton on that subject.
Dr. Hilgartner lists seven dynamics for good health. They are genetics, structure, nutrition, exercise, rest, attitude and energetics. He goes into some detail in all of these, especially nutrition. He has another list of seven things that should be followed in nutrition. A very good first point on the list is not to fall for the conventional wisdom against saturated fat. Other things on the list are to eat live food, avoid hydrogenated food, avoid high-fructose corn syrup, avoid aspartame, and avoid MSG.
For those looking for detailed exercise tips there is a companion DVD called Spinal Hygiene. Thumbs up for this video.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Winter 2008.