Sally Fallon Morell takes on the Diet Dictocrats
SPERM COUNTS PLUMMETING
New evidence indicates that sperm counts are dropping dramatically throughout the world. In a just-published analysis appearing in Human Reproduction Update (November 15, 2022), scientists report that sperm counts dropped by more than 50 percent between 1973 and 2018, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Since 1972, sperm counts dropped about 1 percent per year; since 2000, the rate of decline has averaged more than 2.6 percent per year. The average global sperm count in 2018 was forty-nine million per milliliter of semen, only slightly more than the “tipping point” of forty-five million per milliliter, at which level the ability of a man to cause a pregnancy starts dropping dramatically. Researchers rightly point the finger at endocrine-disruption chemicals used in household items and agriculture, but dance around the issue of diet—because a major contributor to fertility decline worldwide has to be the “displacing foods of modern commerce,” particularly the replacement of animal fat with industrial seed oils. The most serious offender is soybean oil, which carries a load of estrogenic isoflavones in addition to glyphosate and other agricultural chemicals. Soybean oil production has doubled during the last twenty-five years.
STILLBIRTHS AND MISCARRIAGES
The Epoch Times has reported some alarming trends following the unconscionable push to give the Covid-19 vaccine to pregnant women. A leaked memo from a nurse in Fresno, California, revealed how her hospital has seen a dramatic rise in the number of stillbirth cases—from an average of one or two every three months to more than twenty-two stillbirths per month after the shots began (November 2, 2022). Dr. James Thorp, a maternal-fetal medicine expert, has analyzed the data in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and found that in comparison to flu shots, the Covid-19 vaccine has resulted not only in a fiftyfold increase in miscarriages, but also a one thousandfold increase in menstrual irregularities, a one hundredfold increase in fetal chromosomal abnormalities, a fiftyfold increase in fetal malformations, a two hundredfold increase in fetal cardiac arrest and a seventyfold increase in fetal placental thrombosis (theepochtimes.com, August 3, 2022). Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Taiwan, Hungary and the U.S. all recorded large drops in births, with miscarriages occurring “almost like clockwork, approximately nine months after pregnant women around the world started getting the vaccine (europereloaded.com, August 23, 2022). What the pregnancy rate among vaccinated young women will be remains to be seen. The only silver lining to these personal tragedies is that many people are waking up to the dangers of vaccines in general, and of the Covid-19 shots in particular.
Another report in the Epoch Times (September 7, 2022)—which received over one million views—indicates record numbers of excess deaths among young adults worldwide. According to nurse educator Dr. John Campbell, excess death rates in 2022 should be lower than average now since the most vulnerable people already died from Covid in 2020. However, instead of a drop in non-Covid-related deaths, the numbers are rising—thus, the number of excess deaths is even worse than it appears. For example, deaths in Scotland are 11 percent above average for this time of year and have been above average for the past twenty-six weeks. This pattern reappears worldwide. According to Campbell, the U.S. has suffered more, cumulatively, from excess deaths than any other country. Circulatory problems, diabetes and cancer top the list of causes. And of the athletes who are dying suddenly, up to 80 percent had no symptoms or family history of heart disease.
EXCESS DEATHS IN THE BALEARIC ISLANDS
The Balearic Islands, which include the island of Mallorca, are a tourist destination off the coast of Spain. The year 2022 saw a 400 percent increase in deaths compared to the first year of the pandemic and a 90 percent increase compared to the second, largely from stroke, heart attack, pulmonary thromboembolism and coronavirus infection itself (euroweeklynews.com, November 20, 2022). Why the huge increase compared to nearby Spain? Did the SARS-CoV-2 virus suddenly discover the Mediterranean vacation spot? Or could it be. . . 5G? On November 3, 2020, the government of the Balearic Islands and Wireless DNA signed a collaboration agreement to help the Balearic Islands develop 5G mobile technology. They worked fast because the current map (nperf.com/en/map/5g) shows the Balearic Islands are now well covered. Residents were furious when without permission from town planners, a large cell tower went up in the village of Camí de Can Boqueta, blocking their view of the picturesque Tramuntana Mountains (majoracadailybulletin.com, October 5, 2021). Public health officials in the Balearic Islands are at pains to dismiss “rumor-mongering” that vaccination complications have caused the deaths, but they do not even mention the theory that 5G could be contributing to—or causing—the many deaths.
Public health officials are in a panic to explain the increase in blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, dizziness, fainting, blurred vision and loss of smell and taste that so often happens in patients after Covid vaccination. In an article entitled “Covid 19 vaccines and the misinterpretation of perceived side effects clarity on the safety of vaccines” (Biomedicine (Taipei), September 1, 2022), author Raymond Palmer notes that “the anti-vaccination movement across the world is currently at an all-time high. Much of this anti-vaccination sentiment could be attributed to the alleged side effects that are perpetuated across social media from anti-vaccination groups. Fear mongering and misinformation being peddled by people with no scientific training to terrorise people into staying unvaccinated is not just causing people to remain susceptible to viral outbreaks, but could also be causing more side effects seen in the vaccination process.” Since “mental stress clearly causes vasoconstriction and arterial constriction of the blood vessels. . . if subjects are panicked, concerned, stressed or scared of the vaccination, their arteries will constrict and become smaller in and around the time of receiving the vaccine.” In other words, all the side effects “could most likely be attributed to the fear mongering and scare tactics used by various anti-vaccination groups.” In other words: it’s your fault, you fear-mongering anti-vaxxers!
Is your doctor badgering you to take statins to lower your LDL-cholesterol? Here’s a new study you can show him when you tell him to shove it. The authors identified nineteen studies that included more than six million individuals; eighteen of the studies provided data on total mortality. In eight of them, those with the highest LDL-cholesterol lived as long as those with normal LDL-cholesterol; in nine of them, they lived longer—whether they were on statin treatment or not. The conclusion: high levels of LDL-cholesterol are not associated with reduced lifespan. “These findings are inconsistent with the consensus that high lifetime LDL levels promotes premature mortality. The widespread promotion of LDL-C reduction is not only unjustified, it may even worsen the health of the elderly because LDL-C contributes to immune functioning, including the elimination of harmful pathogens” (Annals of Epidemiology & Public Health 2020;3(1):1040). Not to mention those unpleasant side effects from the cholesterol-lowering drugs themselves—muscle weakness, heart failure, impotence, depression and Parkinson’s disease.
“Autism Can Be a Growth Market, if Investors Help It Scale Up,” was the title of an article by David Feshbach appearing in Barron’s financial magazine (September 3, 2022). Feshbach notes that “Talented entrepreneurs, led by parents and siblings of individuals with autism, have leveraged their passion, expertise, and networks to create an emerging technology ecosystem. Advances in smart devices, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, big data, and videoconferencing have enabled a marketplace to grow around autism technology and other personalized interventions. Autism start-ups are now receiving millions of dollars in funding.” Looks like his son’s tragic condition has been a good thing for this father. “Last year, the company I helped build all those years ago was acquired by a major private-equity investor.” Since “the global market for autism spectrum disorder treatments is projected to grow from $1.93 billion this year to $3.17 billion by 2029,” it’s time to get on the gravy train. Feshbach may have cashed in on autism, but most parents are impoverished by the occurrence of autism in their child or children. And the solution, of course, is not expensive high-tech gadgets but the courage to protect your children from vaccinations and the wisdom to feed them nutrient-dense food—not something the venture capitalists can make any money on.
VITAMIN D AND KIDNEY STONES
Taking large amounts of vitamin D is the current fad, even endorsed by mainstream physicians; many patients are taking up to 10,000 IU per day. This is not something the Weston A. Price Foundation recommends. Vitamin D requires balance with vitamins A and K2, and all these vitamins should come from food, not isolated supplements. One thousand IU vitamin D from food is perfectly adequate for most people. Taking vitamin D supplements indeed has a dark side: kidney stones. In a study published in Nutrients (2018, 10, 366), the authors note growing evidence that taking vitamin D, or having high levels of vitamin D in the blood “may increase urinary calcium excretion and kidney stone formation in predisposed individuals. . . ” In fact, studies that look at the effects of taking vitamin D, including studies dedicated to bone fractures, “did not demonstrate a significant benefit of vitamin D.” Without the support of vitamins A and K2, calcium can end up in the wrong place—in the soft tissues as kidney stones and not in the bones, where it belongs.
CONTAMINANTS IN FISH OIL
Another fad in the health world is fish oil supplements, for their content of omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. In November, the Hong Kong Consumer Council announced the test results of twenty-five samples of fish oil supplements and found that all contained various levels of contaminants. For example, 95 percent of the samples contained a toxin called 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD), which is linked to damage to the kidneys, central nervous system and male reproductive system. According to the council, the compound can be produced during high-temperature deodorization at 160 degrees C (320 degrees F!). Another toxin formed during processing is glycidol, which is carcinogenic. Only three samples tested free of dioxins and dioxin-like chemicals (udumbara.net, November 20, 2022). The Weston A. Price Foundation has always held that fish oil supplements are worthless and toxic, processed at extremely high temperatures from farmed fish, the most polluted agricultural crop out there. The processing destroys the omega-3 fatty acids, creates toxins and does not remove pollutants. Better to take cod liver oil processed at low temperatures from wild fish, which will supply not only intact omega-3 fatty acids but also vitamins A and D.
SATURATED FAT FOR MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION
The mitochondria are the energy producers in our cells. They work by a process of fusion and fission to maintain their form and integrity. In a recent experiment, volunteers consumed a lowfat vegan diet for two days and then took a drink high in saturated stearic acid. After the vegan diet, their mitochondria were fragmented, indicating a disruption in the process of fusion and fission; but three to six hours after the stearic acid-rich concoction, fragmentation dropped. The effect was consistent across all twenty-one subjects. Concoctions consisting of saturated palmitic acid and monounsaturated oleic acid did not obtain these results (Nature Communications 9;3129;2018). Stearic acid is plentiful in red meat, butter, tallow and lard, which we need to eat regularly for energy metabolism and good health overall.🖨️ Print post