Health 101 Simplified
Dr. Donald K. Weber, DC
Dr. Weber’s views on blood pressure are a little different from those of most other doctors. He believes that your blood pressure is what it is supposed to be. In other words, artificially adjusting it with drugs is not “correcting” anything. Blood pressure is controlled by oxygen levels in the brain. If the brain is not getting enough oxygen it raises the blood pressure until it does get enough oxygen. Normal blood pressure is considered to be around 120 over 80, although the pharmaceutical companies would like to lower those figures so that they can make a whole lot more money selling their drugs to a lot more people.
The ratio of 120 over 80 is 3:2. If your pressure is higher but in the same ratio (150 over 100, for example), then you are dehydrated, according to Dr. Weber. I’m pretty sure there is not a drug in the world that cures dehydration, but I’m not a doctor. Weber also mentions that chemicals from things like processed lunch meat can raise blood pressure.
Many doctors seem to prefer prescribing expensive drugs to lower blood pressure. Do they work? Well, they lower pressure but they do that by weakening the heart. That doesn’t sound good to me but, as I’ve said, I’m not a doctor. The result is insufficient oxygen to the brain resulting in dizziness, light-headedness or even blackouts. That is a known side-effect of blood pressure medication. Over the long run, brain cells start dying when they don’t get enough oxygen. That doesn’t sound too good to me either, but then, I’m still not a doctor.
A variety of subjects are covered in this CD. Dr. Weber takes a similar approach to analyzing cholesterol levels: your cholesterol level is what it is supposed to be. Lowering it with drugs is a shortcut to Alzheimer’s disease or cancer.
The best sources of vitamin D are fish and the sun. Weber clarifies that farmed fish are not a source of vitamin D. They don’t have any. The sun should be a good source but because many people don’t get enough saturated fat or other nutrients, they burn too easily. Since they burn too easily, they stay out of the sun. Dr. Weber recommends fermented cod liver oil as one of the best sources of vitamin D.
As for other topics, Dr. Weber believes soy is not digestible and GMO foods are effective for birth control. He discusses a rice diet. That doesn’t sound like a Weston A. Price diet, and it’s not. He does not advocate this diet long term, yet instead recommends it for recuperation and explicitly includes fermented cod liver oil and butter oil to supply vitamin A and D, which are not provided by rice. My thumb does not have a strong opinion on some of these things but is inclined to point UP for the CD as a whole.