A BRIGHT SPOT IN CHILE
I recently visited Chile, which I found terribly sad and discouraging. I went to take a course on a “farm,” a “permaculture farm,” and they gave us all of the wrong stuff to eat. And this is one of the most known “permaculture farms” here in Latin America. To visit that farm and find the food completely wrong was something I didn’t expect.
However, in the middle of that craziness I met a guy living there who understood me. Pipe knows about WAPF and follows a WAPF diet! Here he is holding up some rendered pork fat, which he has been making since he started raising pigs.
He really gets it and told me the owners of the farm won’t change the diet since people around permaculture are so into vegetarianism and not really interested in real food.
Veronica Belli Obando
RAW MILK MIRACLE
I have been taking care of a relative whose lowfat, low-salt, soy- and almond-milk laden, vegan diet finally caught up with her. She was dying of multiple causes including severe hypothyroidism, severe anorexia, lung tuberculosis, sarcoidosis and squamous cell carcinoma. You could almost say she was dying of malnutrition, if not outright starvation. All this of course, peppered with the usual toxic cast of other chemicals like vaccines and Roundup. Could anyone survive this onslaught of debilitating conditions?
Her entire abdominal area, neck to groin, was filled with tumors. Kaiser doctors gave up on her, giving her three to six months to live, with an emphasis on the former. This was in June. Mercifully, she rejected chemo and radiation, when the doctor told her she was too fragile and too advanced for either to be of any benefit. Her weight had shrunk from one hundred thirty to one hundred seven pounds. Kaiser finally recommended hospice. She was admitted to home hospice, with me in charge.
She took to bed after this death sentence, stopped eating nearly completely, went down to ninety-seven pounds, and was on 60 mg of morphine for “cancer-related pain” that many hospice patients get. Her foods were Ensure and Boost, soy milk and almond milk, sweet yogurts and storebought granola.
I am proud to say I exhibited remarkable self-control and did not say a word about these noxious foods. When she asked for Boost, I gave her Boost. When she asked for Activia, I gave her Activia. We had a slew of visitors over those weeks to pay final respects, bringing flowers and cards and many tears. We were all grieving.
Well, we finally moved next door (we were in the process of moving) and started feeding her ourselves. Literally three days after I started her on raw milk, she went from horizontal to vertical. She just started sitting up in bed, pain gone, and all of a sudden, was interested in life. She is an ADA-trained dietician, who doesn’t just disapprove, but is appalled by the foods I eat (raw butter, raw oysters and salt), and was even more shocked at the idea of raw milk. The only way I was able to get her to drink it was to say, “You are going to die anyway, why not give it a shot?” So, she had her first sip of milk around mid-July out of sheer politeness.
What happened after was remarkable. When she took her first sip, she said it tasted like the milk of her childhood, the kind they delivered on their doorstep in glass bottles, with cream on top. The Ensure, Boost, soy-milk and almond-milk went out the window. She now has raw milk with local organic ice cream three times a day. She was also quite opposed to the idea of eating ice cream, but quickly applied the same logic to the ice cream (cheered on by me). She was going to die anyway, and since she had deprived herself of ice cream for decades, and since that deprivation had not worked anyway, why not indulge herself now? Her weight went up from ninety-seven pounds and now hovers at one hundred nine. She is walking a small distance outdoors. She is hooked on the raw milk and ice cream. Her appetite has returned. She craves food, something she has not done in years. I am wondering whether she was missing zinc or some critical appetite hormone on the vegan, plant-drink-based diet, which caused the anorexia.
When she drinks milk, she holds it like her life depended upon it, in both hands, as the cup goes up, covers her face, and she gulps the whole thing down with satisfaction. It reminds me of the little girl with diphtheria in Willa Cather’s novel, Sapphira and the Slave Girl, who floats down in her sick stupor, goes like a magnet toward the broth, sips it like it was communion, and survives, while her poor sister who did not drink the broth, dies. I think it’s not until the body is in its death throes that our reptilian brain, our innate sense of self-preservation, takes over and makes these wise food decisions for us.
I am happy to say she will not die tomorrow or next month or by Thanksgiving either. She is on the hook for making homemade ice cream in three flavors for Thanksgiving. She has also committed to growing seedlings for our garden for winter and next spring. She will live for many more months, possibly years.
Sadly, she does not think it’s the food that saved her life, so when she gets better I am not sure she will eat the same way. But for now, it’s enough to have witnessed a miraculous transformation in a dying person, which has etched into my psyche the incredible healing power of real food.
Raw milk saved my life over a decade ago and now it has saved another of my family members. It has also gotten my daughter pregnant in a jiffy. I think of it as the food that gets you through life without problems. I owe a great debt of gratitude to the Foundation. I hope it continues to educate misguided people forever, without conflict or corruption.
THE RAW MILK DIFFERENCE
I believe that raw milk has made a huge difference in how healthy my grandchildren are. My family line was going downhill, with my parents sicker than theirs, and me sicker than my parents, and my kids sicker than my husband and me in some ways, especially with all those vaccines that I didn’t know damaged children. My grandkids are super healthy relative to most of the other kids we know, so I hope the raw milk and healthy WAPF diet, and vaccine avoidance have turned our family around. My daughter created her own micro farm-ranch-dairy so her kids could have healthy raw milk and good food, and it seems to have really helped.
Some people are so sick they can’t tolerate milk or fermented milk until they spend some time on the GAPS diet, but I haven’t heard anything bad in person about people reacting to raw milk, and certainly nothing about anyone I know of getting sick from microbes in it. When I started drinking it, I got sick because I had a leaky gut. I fermented it and continued consuming raw dairy, and I think the raw dairy has been a major factor in how my health has improved in spite of a high body burden of heavy metals and pesticides.
I am a scientist and was exposed to the propaganda they spout in biology classes about how dangerous raw milk supposedly is—they didn’t even teach a whisper about the gut flora—and I was scared when my daughter started drinking raw milk when she was pregnant. Hopefully the new knowledge will triumph.
The WAPF stance on drugs is that all drugs cause nutrient deficiencies in the body. I applaud your views and agree with you in full. The main drugs I have taken are Cyproheptadene for migraines and Gabapentin as a pain reliever after an operation. Both these drugs have “blurry vision” as a side effect and after taking these drugs for a while I indeed was getting blurry vision. A doctor’s examination revealed that I had the beginnings of cataracts. I am certain that if I had not taken those drugs over a long period of time I would not have developed cataracts.
The drug companies do not tell you that you can develop blurry vision after taking drugs and that the so-called “blurry vision” can develop into cataracts. The blurry vision does not go away after stopping the drugs. I tried many alternative methods for getting rid of this condition but to no avail. After four years of deteriorating vision, I had cataract surgery in both eyes and am immensely grateful that it has restored my vision to almost perfect.
Just a warning to readers of Wise Traditions to read all the side effects of drugs and if “blurry vision” is listed as a side effect, please take heed.
Problems with the eyes that develop as a side effect to taking a drug are a sure sign that the drug is sequestering vitamin A from the eyes to another part of the body. How much better to just take cod liver oil!
A SOY TRAGEDY
My son has gynomastia and a micropenis. He was put on soy formula very early as he could not keep down breast milk or regular formula. Is there anything being looked at with this issue? I know there are studies now that show soy can have these effects on males. We are devastated as our son is sixteen and we have no way to even start to pay for gynomastia surgery, and the micropenis treatments aren’t even worth it in some cases. My son is very depressed. I worry about him taking his life because of his body. Soy never should have been provided in formulas and they are still using it today. At minimum, the makers of soy products need to have people sign something saying they understand their son can have a micropenis and gynomastia from it! My son also has attention deficit disorder, which is one of the issues surrounding soy, which you state in your article too. Are there any lawyers interested in individual lawsuits or even class action?
This is so tragic for us to read. Hopefully an attorney reading your letter will take up the challenge. All soy formula should carry a warning label. As for your son, we can recommend our diet with cod liver oil, organ meats, raw milk and plenty of butter. This might ameliorate some of the symptoms, especially the depression and attention deficit disorder.
My friends and I have been very enthusiastic about your last several issues and their focus on important health topics. I was particularly impressed with your article about the 5G, which I had heard about but did not know exactly what it entailed until I read your recent article.
There is another subject that people do not know much about, but it is as prevalent these days as cell phones and cell towers, and no one gives a thought about potential adverse side effects. That is ultrasound. There are a couple authors who are experts in this field who I’m sure would be very happy to write an article for your journal: Jim West and Jeanice Barcelo. The Pathways journal also has addressed this subject minimally. I would be very thrilled to see a Wise Traditions issue focused on this subject, as many young mothers look to you for health information, and they have all been told by their doctors that ultrasound is safe, when the medical industry has no documentation whatsoever to verify that assertion, and many researchers are finding that exactly the opposite is true.
Anne Wilder Chamberlain
Priest River, Idaho
We have reviewed the book by Jim West, but you are right, we should do a more in-depth article for Wise Traditions—we have put it on the list. Meanwhile, pregnant moms should just say “no” to ultrasound. Today there are blood tests that can determine any serious birth defects, and it’s fun to leave your baby’s sex a surprise!
SAND FRACKING IN WISCONSIN
I just talked with a friend from Wisconsin who had spent a month there with her family, and whose sister is quite an innovative farmer there; but she also came home reporting that something like fifty-seven family farms per week are disappearing in Wisconsin now because of the mining for fracking sand, which is totally raping the land and ruining the water, and having all kinds of negative consequences. She said that her sister is ready to throw in the towel and move to Utah.
Then I heard that the Asian fruit fly, which infests four hundred thirty(!) different fruit and nut species, has been discovered in Miami, and “they” are “trying to eradicate it.” Just thought I’d pass on these little bits of news that seem so WAPF-oriented.
I see an incredible dentist who is beyond holistic. He says not to have your teeth cleaned because it damages the teeth and gums and strips all nutrients out. In fact, he says never to floss your teeth with string floss because you are causing trauma to your gums. Instead, he has us use a Waterpik (Ultra) and water floss twice a day. I could not believe the difference it made in my gum line in just a couple of months.
He also says not to use toothpaste or any of our homemade tooth cleaners. Instead, after brushing (only with a SoFresh toothbrush) and water flossing, gently use your brush to spread on Nancy’s Plain Whole Milk Yogurt so you are nourishing your gums and teeth and replenishing good bacteria to your mouth. Don’t rinse it out! There’s more to his protocol, but this part is key. He turned dentistry on its head for me, and brought me into a whole new paradigm of oral health. He is totally non-invasive, 100 percent holistic, and booked two years out. He has no website and only gains clients by word of mouth. He tried to teach his peers by showing them his successes but they said “if we can’t drill and fill, we don’t make money.” He is somewhat underground because he doesn’t want to lose his license or end up on the dead holistic doctors list.
Des Moines, Iowa
I’m writing to warn your readers about alpha lipoic acid (ALA), which is sold as capsules and also put into skin-care products. Years ago I used a skin-care product containing ALA for a few years until I eventually figured out I didn’t feel so good when using it.
ALA is a potent antioxidant, which is why some practitioners love it so much. However, as Andy Cutler discovered in Russian studies, it is also a chelator of mercury (the only chelator that can cross the blood brain barrier) and is able to penetrate into cells themselves. However, not only can it pull mercury out of the brain and out of cells (and organ tissues), it can also deposit mercury into them.
ALA is so powerful as a chelator that Andy felt all ALA supplements should come with warnings on the labels because it chelates mercury. For anyone with amalgam fillings (as I had at the time I was using the ALA skin-care product), the ALA will take mercury from the fillings and deposit it elsewhere in the body, including the brain. It is one of the biggest dangers Dr. Cutler warned about: never take ALA if you have amalgam fillings. And, if you don’t have amalgam fillings, but there’s any chance you are mercury-toxic, never take ALA unless it’s on a proper chelating schedule (every 3 hours).
Silver Spring, Maryland
MESSAGE TO VEGANS
I used to work in a corn processing plant. My job was to sort all the chaff from the ears of corn as it zoomed by on the conveyor belts off the trucks, so that only ears of corn would go into the next stage of processing.
You would vomit if you saw the number of dead birds, snakes and rodents I had to fling off the conveyor belt. Your vegetables are not grown in sterile isolated environments where animals aren’t harmed by their production. I handled hundreds of dead pheasants, grouse, rats, mice, voles, thrushes, rabbits and even a dead raccoon who were all caught in the machinery when it mowed the corn field and they all died so that you could have a meal.
This doesn’t only happen in corn fields. Across the road from my house is a commercial bean field. When the bean field was mowed, tens of thousands of displaced mice swarmed into my yard (it was super gross) where they collectively cannibalized each other out of their desperation before they finally starved to death. That’s so you could have clean, “cruelty-free” bean protein.
Being part of the food chain means that your food consumption is going to have a negative impact on other organisms at some point. If you’re more comfortable not consuming animal products, that’s completely fine with me. But please stop acting like you have moral high ground because the production of your plant products causes plenty of death and suffering too. And that’s without getting into the widespread use of pesticides, fertilizers and rodenticides which make their way into the rest of the ecosystem.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD
My mother is one hundred years old and looks amazing. She has a Spanish cook (who is now eighty years old) who has worked for her for forty years. She is pretty savvy about nutrition and health. The meals are homemade from scratch and delicious.
She has made sure that my mother ate five fruits and five vegetables every day for the last forty years. She feeds her fish of some sort about four nights a week. Rarely beef, but some organic chicken, calf’s liver, lamb chops, crabmeat, shrimp, scallops, occasionally veal shank and a variety of meats.
Every day she serves my mother (and now me) a half an avocado at either lunch or dinner and blueberries for dessert at one of the three meals. She rarely ever serves potatoes, rice or other grains. Mother does not like bread or potatoes or anything white.
Mother does not like dairy products, so no creamed soups, no ice cream and no yogurt (though she used to eat yogurt when she was younger). She does not eat cheese very often except in an occasional grilled cheese sandwich which she will eat now and then, with great enthusiasm.
Her eating habits are amazing. She will be offered a box of candy and take only one, or a plate of brownies fresh from the oven, but she only wants one! Amazing! Same with chocolate chip cookies. The cook is gaining weight but not my mother.
Tattoo inks contain heavy metals, which can then be passed on to your baby. You might recall from the movie Trace Amounts that being pregnant is a great chelator for the pregnant woman. Unfortunately, however, the chelated metals go directly to the fetus, where they will cause neurologic and other harm. Heavy metals, be they from vaccines, amalgams (mercury-containing “silver” fillings), mercury-laden fish and sushi, pesticides or other sources, are both toxic and neurotoxic, and many, when paired together, like mercury and aluminum, are synergistically toxic and neurotoxic. Additionally, heavy metal toxicity is cumulative, meaning our heavy metal loads accrue and increase over time, especially in today’s toxic world. Heavy metals are not the only health hazard posed by tattooing; the spread of hepatitis B and hepatitis C is also a concern, in addition to the spread of other infectious diseases. Future parents would be wise to say no to vaccines and to tattoos.
Granite Bay, California
EFFECTIVE MERCURY DETOX
I am fascinated by the Wise Traditions journal issue about mercury poisoning! My husband, Steve, had chronic mercury poisoning before I met him, and he struggled for decades with extreme fatigue, brain fog, reclusive tendencies and various pains. He later developed recurrent corneal erosion, which also turned out to be related to mercury poisoning. Finally, I learned from Wise Traditions and other resources that his amalgam fillings were poisoning him, and he had them removed by several trips to an IAOMT mercury-safe dentist. What an improvement! He felt much better, but a month later, his body started detoxing the stored mercury, and we began a difficult detox journey that continued over the next several years. We made some of the mistakes that Andrew Cutler warned about, such as wrongly using cilantro and chlorella.
During Steve’s detox, I learned Matrix Response Testing (MRT) from Dr. Louisa Williams, at the 2014 Wise Traditions Conference in Indianapolis. I started using MRT to evaluate supplements and homeopathy for Steve, and his mercury detox settled into a smooth, steady climb. I found raw milk to be particularly helpful for him, in the morning and at lunch. If he drank milk at dinner, the detox would continue into the night and keep him awake. I’ve read about glutathione in raw milk, and I guess that’s what helps to remove mercury from the body. Also, a homeopathic remedy, Aurum metallicum 200C, taken every day or every other day, gave amazing results for Steve’s mercury detox. And a third helpful remedy was a daily or twice daily dose of black poplar gemmotherapy extract, recommended in Dr. Williams’ book, Radical Medicine. Today, Steve is completely free of mercury symptoms, and I am delighted and grateful for his good health.
Since I learned how to use MRT to evaluate health, I’ve had a steady stream of friends who also want to detox mercury and other poisons. I find the same three remedies to be helpful with other people who have mercury poisoning. I find that the people who still have amalgam fillings or some other current mercury exposure prefer only raw milk and a very infrequent dose of Aurum metallicum 200C, usually once every eight to thirteen days, without black poplar gemmotherapy. This seems to provide stabilization. Those who do not have current exposure, who are only detoxing stored mercury, can usually tolerate a more aggressive detox, especially if they are otherwise quite healthy. But I caution them to take it at a comfortable pace and be alert to their mercury poisoning symptoms. The symptoms seem to signify that the body needs a break.
Thank you for your great work to teach all of us about real health and nutrition. This is where I turn when I have questions!
Kimberly (Kimmy) Bears
TRASHING HUMAN RIGHTS
What is going on in Australia in relation to using financial coercion and bans in order to quash conscientious objection to vaccination trashes human rights conventions, the Nuremberg Codes, the October 2005 UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, the Australian Constitution on parental rights and even the government’s own immunization guidelines! The corporate power behind this outrage is truly frightening. I am alerting interested people to a deeply troubling small item that appeared on page nine of the Adelaide Advertiser on 4 January 2018, titled “Social types ripe for a jab.” Here is the text: “Facebook accounts and telephone records can be used to pinpoint the best individuals to vaccinate to stop a disease outbreak in its tracks, researchers said yesterday.”
“Such people would be ‛central’ in their social networks, and thus likelier to spread disease-causing germs from one group to another. Assuming there is an outbreak, and not enough vaccines for every person in the world, immunising these well-connected individuals would remove social ‛bridges’ by which germs can spread, experts wrote in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. The study concluded that people central in their digital networks are also central in real-life human networks.”
The implied coercion behind this statement smacks of what happened to the Jews in Nazi Germany. To think that social networks could be used to target those who do not trust “Big Pharma” takes the concept of “Big Brother” to a very scary, unconscionable and unacceptable level.
Birdwood, South Australia
VITAMIN B12 UPDATE
I just re-read your excellent article on vitamin B12 (Wise Traditions 2005) and would like to add a few details. The B12 enzyme system (methionine synthase) is believed to be a particular target for mercury toxicity.1 An impaired enzyme system can be boosted by providing additional cofactors, such as B12.2
While the article notes that serum B12 levels are not a good indicator of functional B12 deficiency, and that methylmalonic acid (MMA) levels are a better indicator, research suggests that up to one fourth of “B12 responders” (people with a functional B12 deficiency) actually have normal serum levels of B12, methylmalonic acid, and homocysteine.3,4 In other words, hematological markers may not reveal a functional B12 deficiency; therefore, therapeutic trials with pharmacologic doses are appropriate when symptoms consistent with B12 deficiency are present regardless of the results of diagnostic tests. Furthermore, a small subset of patients may be unable to alleviate their symptoms via oral supplementation but may have better success with shots.4
I’m prompted to write because I thought I was getting enough B12 via oral supplements and a nutrient-dense diet; I thought my nagging neurologic and psychiatric symptoms were due to residual mercury toxicity following several years of chelation, and maybe they were, but the B12 shots have alleviated them.
Kris Homme, MPH, Berkeley, California
1. Waly M and others. Molecular Psychiatry. 2004 Apr;9(4):358.
2. Ames BN and others. AJCN 2002 Apr 1;75(4):616-58.
3. Solomon LR. Blood reviews. 2007 May 1;21(3):113-30.
4. Solomon LR. Nutritional neuroscience. 2016 Apr 20;19(4):162-8.