I would like to take the opportunity to thank all who work at the Weston A. Price Foundation for all the hard work you do in communicating vital and well hidden (as in absent from the mainstream) information about nutrition. My first experience with your work was seeing an interview about your work in Tom Naughton’s film “Fat Head.” I am constantly amazed by all the information I have learned from the Weston A. Price Foundation. Before I ran across “Fat Head,” I had no idea that the mainstream dietary advice pushed by the established authorities was so flawed. I had no idea how essential animal foods are for our health and how harmful processed foods can be. I have begun eating and living according to much of your advice. Thanks to the Foundation website, I now use coconut oil on a daily basis, I take cod liver oil, I frequently eat calf’s liver, and I have experienced raw milk. I have lost twenty pounds effortlessly and am enjoying the “problem” of reaching the tightest loop on my belt.
It took a few months of gentle coaxing, but I talked my wife into adopting these principles as well. Over the course of her entire pregnancy my wife only gained ten pounds, which was fine because she started out overweight. She also experienced no negative effects or discomfort from the pregnancy and had a very smooth and easy delivery. We now have a beautiful baby girl. We are both enjoying life a lot more now than we were when we were attempting to restrict calories (and feeling hungry), eating pasta, minimizing fat, and slaving away at the gym for five hours a week, all with extremely minimal results. We both feel great, sleep well, and have plenty of energy. We attribute these positive changes to our new eating habits.
We thank you once again for all your efforts to educate others. I shudder to think of how I would be feeding my child in a few months if I had not discovered such eye-opening information from the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Bret from Arkansas
TARGET ON RAW MILK
I just learned something from a landlord in Mendocino County regarding a case of virulent E.coli that occurred in November 2011. One of her tenants accused our dairy’s raw butter of causing illness in her child. It was in the news and our brand was dragged through the gutters. The two-year-old was air-lifted to UCSF from Fort Bragg for treatment.
I have learned from the landlord that the mother of this child lives in filth and has been diagnosed with Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. MBPS is a type of child abuse where the caretaker inflicts illness on the person that is cared for. Earlier, this mother had nearly lost her older eight-year-old daughter. It is now discovered that the child never ate raw butter and that the story was actually a lie and insurance scam. The mother shared this information openly on a local Yahoo chat group. She said she was going to get free representation from an “E. coli lawyer” and get a five million dollar check in settlement from Organic Pastures Dairy. She revealed that the kid ate deer poop. The E. coli detected in the child did not match anything found in the Department of Public Health’s investigation at our dairy.
I thought I might share this with all of you because raw milk dairies wear a target, and it is essential to be critically fair when consumers accuse a raw milk farmer of causing illness. Press releases should not be conclusive of guilt nor suggest a definitive origin of anything until the investigations are complete.
Mark McAfee, CEO Organic Pastures Dairy Corporation
I had serious gum disease about eight years ago. The dentist used deep ultrasound cleaning; however, I was later referred to a specialist for gum surgery. I had the gum surgery, but it did not solve the problem.
I had read about the research that Dr. Weston Price did on gum disease. He found that if patients consumed highvitamin butter oil and high-vitamin cod liver oil, their gums healed. The butter oil is made from butter from cows eating fast-growing green grass.
I consumed the high-vitamin butter oil with regular cod liver oil. However, my gums did not improve. I did not realize that most cod liver is deodorized, and that process destroys most of the vitamins.
My gums were recessed up to twelve millimeters, so the dentist referred me to another specialist, who removed two molars at the very back of my mouth. The dentist warned me that if I did not have those two teeth removed, then I could lose more teeth in the long run. It appeared to me that my gum disease would never heal. I then read an article from the WAPF website about cod liver oil pointing out that all cod liver oil is not the same, and that most is deodorized. This deodorizing process destroys most vitamins.
I then started taking the butter oil along with the high-vitamin cod liver oil. Wow! When I went back to the dentist, they said that my gums were completely healed.
Just to confirm, a co-worker came to me one day and said that she had gum disease and that her front teeth were very loose. Her dentist recommended that she consider removal of those teeth. I gave Tula a jar of the high-vitamin butter oil and a bottle of the high-vitamin cod liver oil. Six weeks later she went to the dentist who proclaimed that her gums were completely healed and the teeth were no longer loose! I wish they taught this therapy to dentists, since they seem very skeptical about these results. Another employee at our company found that the high-vitamin butter oil and high-vitamin cod liver oil cleared up his skin problem.
MIRACLE OF SOAKED GRAIN
I have a brother who has had mental disabilities, which set in around his nineteenth year. He has gotten progressively worse and had to move in with me about six years ago. He suffers from anxiety and fear; he was introverted, seldom talking, only saying “yes” or “no” or “I don’t know.” He could not remember to bathe and would sleep fifteen hours a day. In the late afternoon, he would shuffle downstairs, not acknowledging anyone, eating only what was prepared, wide-eyed and running his hands through his hair with fear.
If I asked for help around the house or to simply clear his room, he would panic. I had been working with him for months to get him to sweep the kitchen. Along with another brother, we would try many new things. In our search we found the information of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
I had always made our own bread, of good whole wheat, freshly ground, but never considered soaking it. I decided to try soaking the flour first. It took me a while to figure out a way to make it simple and palatable. On the third day after starting the soaking, he came down stairs early, walked in the kitchen and said, “Hi, Beth,” looked around and asked to sweep the floor. After sweeping the floor, he volunteered for two more jobs and then went out for a walk. Three days later, as this new behavior continued, I asked whether he realized that he had never done those things during the five years he was living with me. He was surprised. His new behavior seemed so natural to him. He still had the anxiety but now he could communicate and notice others. After about a week we also noticed that his fear had changed into humor. He would now laugh, about every fifteen minutes or so. “What was so funny?” I would ask him. “I don’t know,” he would say, “it just is.”
I have also noticed that when the children have had their soaked grains, they seem to get along better. And when I have a room full of three-year-olds, I can handle them better when I have had the soaked grains. When I don’t have them, it’s harder to handle them. I must say that I would have never noticed this change in myself if I had not thought to look for it. The change has been natural and subtle. And I believe that my brother was really a good person in his heart, but he just could not express it until he got soaked grains.
It has been a year and a half since that experiment and he has moved out and has a place of his own now for three months. I am not making bread anymore for him. So far his health has maintained. Did something heal? Time will tell.
INCREASE IN BONE DENSITY
I have experienced headaches since childhood. In the 1990s I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. By 2006 my diagnosis also included severe osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.
Since I found westonaprice.org, I began making and cooking with bone broths, taking vitamin B12 and fermented cod liver oil, and eating raw milk products when available. We began raising our own chickens for meat and eggs this year. We have eaten five of our own pastured chickens, lots of pastured eggs and pastured meat. I have always loved organ meat and shell fish.
I have had three bone density tests in 2008, 2010 and last week in 2012. The first two bone density tests showed improvements. The latest one showed a 7 percent increase in bone density. My doctor said, “Keep doing whatever you are doing.” My headaches are also much better.
I have been so eager to share this news with my fellow nutrient-densefood fans.
COLLOIDAL SILVER FOR MRSA
It was around October 2007 when my friend, Sherry, had a MRSA infection. The MRSA started out as what she thought was a pimple on her knee. She picked at it with a pin and it appeared to get infected and swelled up like a balloon. The doctors put her on fluoroquinolone antibiotics. They first gave her Cipro and she went into anaphylactic shock. They put her on many different antibiotics for months. I finally saw her and brought her to the ER where they lanced it.
She was so thin and emaciated from not eating due to the antibiotics. I gave her some MesoSilver colloidal silver to spray in her mouth and on the wound, which looked like a bullseye. Within three days, it healed and the swelling started going down. She was spraying it constantly and it eventually disappeared. I didn’t see her for a couple of years after this until 2010. She said she got the infection again, but no longer had any of the colloidal silver. It seemed to resolve on its own.
However, shortly after she contacted me in 2010, her baby niece got the same type of pimple on her bottom. Sherry immediately knew it was MRSA, but the mother wouldn’t take her to the doctor. After a few days, it had spread all over the little girl’s crotch areas and buttocks. She was in the hospital, on many bad antibiotics. I immediately mailed Sherry the colloidal silver and she sprayed her niece from top to bottom with it and by the next day, it was healing. Her niece went home to heal two days later after being in the hospital for a week.
Speaking of the side effects of antibiotics, my mom took the Levoquin antibiotic, and her Achille’s tendon started to rupture. She couldn’t walk on it and it kept getting worse. I sprayed it with colloidal silver and put some on a rag and let it sit on the ankle. After just thirty minutes, it started to feel better and by the next day the pain was nearly gone.
I originally thought it might have been caused by a spider bite, but at that time I read the package insert with the FDA’s huge letter warning of ruptured tendon problems and figured out that the antibiotic caused the Achilles tendon to rupture.
The bacteria used in these fluoroquinonlones must be genetically changing our DNA or proteins because they cause some pretty horrible problems in some people, especially those that are immune compromised.
A DOCTOR WHO KNEW
I am an RN and wanted to share something with you. Back in New Hampshire where I was born, when I was thirteen, we had a doctor who then was in his early eighties. I remember him talking to my grandmother and this is what he said almost verbatim!
“You know, Mrs. Phinney, I never saw heart disease until they started to homogenize milk. I never have treated so many sore throats, step throats and stomach ailments until they pasteurized milk. We all would be in better health if this madness would stop and we had good raw milk, butter and cream. This nonsense about oleo being better than butter is being shoved down our throats and it is wrong. Dead wrong. What God made is good. Man-made is not!”
This was in October of 1964! I have never forgotten this conversation! I asked him why as I was always curious and always wanted to be a nurse. He said he believed that homogenization breaks the fat globules down so small that they cling to the blood vessels. He said there are good bacteria and enzymes in the milk that take care of what few bad germs are in the milk, but they are killed when it is heated for pasteurization. Wow! A doctor before his time! By the way, the same is true for honey. We are beekeepers and we know that honey should never be heated above one hundred fifty degrees, as this destroys all the natural enzymes.
RAW MILK IN AFGHANISTAN
I was on the phone with a woman who was my tech support person walking me through programming the remote for motorized window shades. We got to chatting, and she said that her son just returned from Afghanistan but couldn’t wait to go back because the milk there was so good. Of course, my first thought was that it was unpasteurized and she confirmed that was the case. I asked her where she lived and it turns out it was in Pennsylvania, a short walk from Amish farms, but she didn’t know much about their offerings. I filled her in on the raw milk scene but had to write to you about one soldier’s reason for wanting to return to the war zone.
Oro Valley, Arizona
EGGS, BACON, BUTTER AND CREAM
I have been a dedicated follower of the WAPF lifestyle for several years and have tried to pass on this wisdom to my family. I am ninety-three years old and was born and raised on a farm where much of everything we ate came from our farm. We butchered beef, pork and chickens. We also rendered lard, milked cows, grew our own vegetables, and made butter.
My parents lived until they were eighty-seven and eighty-nine years of age. They never had a cholesterol check in their lives! Every evening for supper they had eggs, bacon, and potatoes fried in butter. They poured cream over their cereal and consumed more eggs at breakfast. My mother never skimmed the fat off chicken when she boiled it. She said, “That’s what made it good!”
Last Christmas I made each family member a notebook using articles taken from WAPF publications. I hope and pray the kids appreciate my dedication to this lifestyle and ensure a more healthy life for themselves and future generations.
Thank you for your research and dedication to carry on the legacy of Dr. Price. May God bless you in your work.
NUTRITION IN NURSING HOMES
I read the article by Kim Rodriguez about nursing homes [Wise Traditions, Summer 2011], and I have observed the same throughout the years. What I know and apply to myself I am not allowed to suggest or recommend for the residents because of cost. Even when some of my residents ask for romaine lettuce instead of iceberg, or fresh fruits and vegetables instead of canned or frozen, it cannot be done because it would cost more. Some had better nutrition at home. I think this system would change if some investors would back up a group of professionals like Kim, professionals who are health-minded, not sickness-oriented, and started to advertise nursing homes that indeed restore health with whole foods.
Tania Manzer, RD, LD
SUCCESS WITH THE GAPS DIET
I am writing in response to a letter published in the Fall 2012 edition of Wise Traditions, in which Amy Lewark shared her concerns about the GAPS protocol. I hope to address some of her comments and concerns, and to dispel general misconceptions I have observed about the GAPS program. As a long-time student and practitioner of natural healing modalities (and student midwife), I believe that gut health is foundational to systemic, holistic wellness. I put very little stock in modern “science” with its “compartmentalize, isolate and synthesize” focus, which drives myopic diagnoses and prescriptions, neglecting to understand our holistic bodies and how they function and heal.
I have suffered numerous significant health maladies and hormonal disruptions over many years, as have my children. I have attempted and applied various healing methods to address our suffering. While we saw some improvements over time, nothing worked to give us complete wellness and health freedom. I know other people have improved their allergies with raw grass-fed milk and are happily able to tolerate properly fermented and sprouted grains. We could not tolerate those good foods. I know other families have succeeded in healing their maladies using myriad natural approaches, including a traditional foods lifestyle (which I absolutely recommend). But we are not all cut from the same cloth. Some cases are more severe, some maladies more difficult to correct.
I have seen and experienced healing from the GAPS protocol, years after I diligently studied and applied numerous techniques to our autoimmune and gut-related disorders. Gut dysbiosis is a real and significant threat to physical and mental health. It is not a new concept. GAPS is not a healing protocol addressing only autism and its cousins. The GAPS protocol is effective for all brain chemistry imbalances and numerous physical ailments, including allergies and other autoimmune disorders. The GAPS program provides healing for a compromised gut and detoxification of the entire body, including the liver. Stagnation and malfunction of the liver is a major cause of chronic illness. My son and I, both of us debilitatingly allergic to foods, airborne irritants and more, have achieved remarkable healing through GAPS, including freedom from severe eczema, seizures, migraines, brain fog, depression, asthma, and various respiratory-sinus problems and GI distress. Allow me to address a few of the key misconceptions I have encountered about GAPS.
First, GAPS is a temporary healing protocol. It is not intended to be a permanent lifestyle or diet, and it is not a weight-loss program. (Weight loss during the initial detox stage can be an effect of the protocol, often a benefit, but it is not the goal.) GAPS is a healing protocol designed to create wellness and to fix a crucial part of the body that is working incorrectly, providing health freedom and systemic wellness. Candida overgrowth and other malevolent flora do cause real damage to our systems. They are fed by complex sugars and need to be eliminated. Leaky gut causes a plethora of dysfunctions and malnourishment, leading to health scourges we see so prevalently in our modern culture (including autoimmune disorders and brain chemistry malfunctions).
Second, GAPS is not a no-carb diet. As one progresses on the protocol toward the “full” stage, the diet consists of multiple carb sources, including fruits and honey. These foods are introduced methodically to avoid irritation of the healing gut and to avoid feeding any remaining pathogenic flora.
The full GAPS protocol is not harmful during pregnancy. The GAPS protocol consists of two major phases: Intro and the Full program. Intro is the major detox, die-off phase. It is the more difficult, restrictive phase and is not recommended during pregnancy. Graduating to Full GAPS provides a well-balanced diet that poses no harm to a woman seeking to become pregnant. Additionally, the GAPS protocol includes supplementation with essential fatty acids and fermented cod liver oil, powerhouse nutrients that provide additional nourishment.
Certain carbs are restricted on GAPS, but it is a necessary temporary deprivation that produces the worthy goal of acquiring gut health. Once the gut lining is resealed, toxins are flushed from the body, the pathogens are eliminated, and beneficial flora is repopulated; then we can regain (or attain) full mental and physical health and a functioning digestive system that can process all nourishing real foods.
The goal of GAPS is to achieve systemic healing and to graduate sufferers into wellness and onto a full WAPF-type diet and lifestyle. No one who is studying and applying GAPS legitimately is falling prey to a “trend” diet or following a permanent “no grain” lifestyle. I am one “real food” blogger that doesn’t believe in dieting, and certainly doesn’t follow the latest bestselling “recommendations.” I strongly advocate systemic healing and detoxification. If your liver is sick, the rest of you is sick. A body riddled with toxins, such as heavy metals, will perpetually malfunction. If your gut isn’t working, your body isn’t working. Much of your immune system is housed in your gut. You cannot absorb the nutrients you eat with a leaky, pathogenic-controlled, compromised gut. Your brain function becomes impaired with an unwell gut. Health does begin in the gut. GAPS provides the solution to these conditions.
GOOD NEWS FROM THE U.K.
My daughter Silvie and I are the WAPF chapter leaders for the Cheshire area here in the U.K. We enjoy pointing people in the direction of great real foods, like our local farmers supplying high quality raw milk and cream, pastured eggs and meats. I have been running The Real Food Company, a natural food shop for over twenty years, along with my partner Nick, and more recently our daughter Silvie, too.
I discovered your message at a Green Festival way back in 2002. At that time my partner and I were seriously questioning our vegetarian lifestyle. We started eating high quality meat, found a supply of good raw milk, and learnt to soak our grains and to ferment our veggies. This way of life suited us very well, and we could not help but change the products in our shop to reflect our change in lifestyle. Our shop transformed from being a solely vegetarianvegan shop to selling all the foods associated with our new-found way of eating. It has been hard work obtaining traditional foods in Britain, but we are now so pleased to have a comprehensive range including artisan cultured vegetables, local pasture-fed meat, raw butter and cheeses, pastured animal fats and traditionally made charcuterie—all to complement our fresh organic vegetables and wide range of natural foods.
These are ideas we are passionate about, and our passion seemed to be rubbing off on our customers and friends. Many of them were relieved to hear the idea that they could eat butter without feeling guilty, and with our encouragement, people are increasingly getting the hang of making their own bone broth, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, and sourdough bread. We have attended all three of the Wise Traditions conferences that have been held in the U.K. so far, and without a doubt they have been fantastic events, full of inspiration and opportunities to meet like-minded people.
At the start of this year we noticed that one of our natural health publications, Natural Lifestyle Magazine, was asking readers to vote for the best store in the country, so we decided we would enter the competition. We felt it was a long shot, since we are a small shop in a rural town—but why not?
The competition was based on customer votes, which helped the organizers arrive at the short list of finalists. And we were shortlisted! Our customers were (and are) amazing! The judges later told us we were overwhelmingly in front from the start. So many of our customers who voted for us sent along letters, too, explaining why they thought we should win.
Later in the year we were visited by the judges, who spent some time with us and had a good look around our shop. They were impressed by the wide range of foods we stock, our views on the importance of digestive health, and our passion for traditional nutrition—quite different from most natural food/health food shops in this country. When we explained our ideas on how to prepare foods and what constitutes a healthy diet they listened with interest.
The result: we won! Out of a field of over two hundred stores we were the overall winner. They wrote about us: “Bursting with passion, commitment, and innovative ideas, The Real Food Company is a wonderful example of how a health food store can diversify its offering while remaining true to its origins” and “the feeling of positivity I got from being there was brilliant. I can’t stop talking about them!”
Because we were inspired by the work of the Weston A. Price Foundation we were empowered to change our dietary habits. We have been able to share that message with many people through our business, and through our role as WAPF chapter leaders. It is wonderful to know this is definitely appreciated by our customers.
It is fantastic to be recognized for doing a great job, and it has given us more energy and enthusiasm to push forward with the next new developments— our website, www.therealfoodcompany. org.uk. One more thing: both Silvie and I have recently started studying for a degree in nutrition.
We would like to send you all our thanks from Cheshire for the hard work that you put in, and for the inspiration you share that has taken us on this fascinating journey!
Alsager, Cheshire, U.K.
MORE ON BACON
Regarding your article on bacon (Fall 2012), when the Midwest started producing ethanol from GMO corn, there was a “waste product” that the legislators and factory farming allies started to call a “by-product.” It is called distillers’ grain (DG). In New York City during Prohibition in the 1800s the distillers supplied DG to the dairy farmers. Consequently the milk became known as “swill” or blue milk. It was finally banned in New York.
Today, the biotech industry is feeding this DG to livestock in order to get rid of their waste product, so they touted it as a by-product and had the land grant colleges such as Iowa State do some studies. And remember this DG comes from GMO soy, to boot! Iowa State did a pig study (paid by Biotech) where they fed DG to hogs, which heretofore is unheard of, as at least cows had a more complex digestive system. They found that the belly (where the bacon comes from) became “mushy” from feeding the hogs DG. However, rather than putting the kibosh on feeding livestock GMO DG, it was recommended that farmers stop feeding DG three weeks before slaughter. . . or people will just get used to mushy bacon. I don’t know if it is still happening but we had a legislator in Iowa that was supplying hogs to Niman Ranch which advertises free-range hogs, and he was feeding his hogs DG. I told Niman Ranch to watch out for this practice. You would have to check with them to find out whether or not their hog suppliers are feeding their pigs GMO feed or GMO distillers’ grain.
Eileen Dannmann, Director
National Coalition of Organized Women
GERMAN NEW MEDICINE
My niece introduced me to the Weston A. Price Foundation in August of 2005. Little did I know what a lifechanging event that would be; actually, a life-saving event. In October I became a chapter leader. Also, in October I had what would wind up being my very last mammogram. It was clear, but then in November I discovered a quail egg-sized lump in my right breast. Of course I was concerned, but I also knew that I had changed my diet so dramatically for the better that I decided to let my diet be my medicine. (Note: yes, I believe the mammogram caused the trauma/lump/ tumor.)
I did see a surgeon who said I needed a mastectomy. Then he wanted to do a biopsy. Seemed a little backwards to me. I declined all of his advice.
Fast forward two years. Nothing had changed and even though the lump was a bit worrisome, I was still determined to let my body, now totally supported by real food, heal the offensive tumor. However, I went to see an acupuncturist and because I was a little overweight she recommended I try a homeopathic form of the HCG Diet. I should have declined the diet, but the thought of losing those pesky twenty pounds was really enticing. Well, that hormone diet, even in homeopathic form, was like putting gasoline on a fire and the tumor grew so rapidly that it consumed my whole breast within two months. Now I had to address it.
I won’t recap the litany of “cancer cures” I tried or the many practitioners I worked with. Nothing was working and the tumor had now broken through the skin. But I was certain there was one approach that would heal me; I just had to find the one.
In May of 2011, I discovered German New Medicine (GNM). I knew this was the one protocol I had been looking for. GNM is totally different from conventional and most alternative modalities. In GNM it goes like this: the psyche is affected by an event or “conflict” (loss of a parent in my case) which affects the brain, which then affects a corresponding organ (or system). Working on the psyche is the first step to healing. Living without fear is most important for fear feeds the cancer. Also of most importance is believing in the body’s amazing ability to heal. But, you must support the body as well unless everything is in complete balance already (which few, if any, can enjoy).
During my first consultation with a GNM practitioner I asked about diet and was encouraged to continue to follow my WAPF diet as that was the best to support healing. And in my condition I needed to have a very protein-rich diet. I was so relieved he did not encourage lowfat or vegetarian as most “cancer cures” recommend!
Someone who follows GNM believes Mother Nature did not devise a mechanism for diseased or mutated cells. An example would be leukemia. When enlarged and “different” cells are found under the microscope, a pathologist calls them leukemia when in fact those blood cells are actually new and healing cells from a previous “conflict” that can be found by looking to a past event that affected the psyche. The “conflict” from that event got resolved and now the body is healing. The last thing a person wants to do at this point is get poisoned by chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. Rest and a supporting diet to assist the healing is what is in order.
During the latter half of 2011, I was in full-blown healing mode triggered by my consultation and devotion to GNM. I was in a lot of pain. I could not sleep well and was happy if I got four hours of uninterrupted sleep in a night. I started losing weight, and I felt my life force was draining out of me. I drank raw milk tonics, except I used cream, two egg yolks and maple syrup to keep me going. To this day I credit my knowledge of fats and their importance to my survival of the worst time of my life.
I wound up calling hospice for pain control and once I had pain killers in my blood I started sleeping and within two weeks I had regained all the weight I had lost. My energy increased daily and today, even though I am still fighting this cancer battle, I am winning the war. I keep my faith grounded in the wisdom of German New Medicine and do not fear any new changes (including cancer in my left breast now). I try to nap daily, but it is hard because I have so much energy and stamina. I can tell when I haven’t had enough protein because I will get fatigued. A good, rare hamburger will pick me up within an hour. I still drink raw milk tonics every day, but now with milk instead of cream.
So, my story is not finished as I am not completely healed from breast cancer. The original tumor drained away via the break-through taking my breast with it. I have had what I call a natural mastectomy. But, one thing I know for sure: once I am healed I won’t be looking over my shoulder for the cancer beast to raise its ugly head again. I know how to heal from it, what to call it, what is causing it, and not to fear it. I am totally empowered, as long as I have my cream and rare, grass fed meat!
For more information please see www.learninggnm.com and be sure to watch the videos on the Five Biological Laws. Also, check out my website www.yikesihavecancer.me.
Cynthia Calisch, Chapter Leader
SULFUR FOR THE SKIN
Here is some important information for people in the fall and winter with dry skin.
I have tried a good number of nutritional experiments, vitamin A and D, cod liver oil, coconut oil, flax seed oil, some omega-3 oils, evening primrose oil, and none of these had any real positive effect. The thing that works is sulfur. Specifically, “organic sulfur,” that is, sulfur in a coarse crystal form that looks like unground, coarse sea salt.
If an adult has no real health issues, he can probably get away with one teaspoon, twice per day, but would need more for various health issues. It is fairly important to take it either half an hour before or after taking any foods, medications or supplements, though it is probably preferable to take it before. I take mine first thing in the morning with a glass of water, and about midafternoon for the second dose. If one takes it too close to bedtime, it might cause wakefulness or a lighter sleep.
While I don’t really know what is an appropriate amount of water for people to drink per day, it should be known that apparently for sulfur to get oxygen into the cells, it takes the oxygen from the water we drink. This is something very important to keep in mind. If the sulfur does not seem to be doing its job, one may need to increase water intake.
It should also be known that it is quite possible for sulfur to produce detox reactions because it can apparently remove various toxins from the body, and one should be aware of this, and keep this in mind as well.
Another friend of mine is using the same thing and can verify the results of soft, hydrated skin, especially hands and feet throughout the winter, with no real need to use skin moisturizers.
The trouble is that most foods, even organic, are significantly missing sulfur, and this is something that Dr. Stephanie Seneff has commented on as well.
Should you know anyone inquiring about how to help dry skin, especially the hands that may chafe and crack during the winter, please let them know that this works very well. I have been exceptionally pleased with the results. Among other things, my nails and hair grow very fast, and digestive issues and regularity are very good. These results have been noticed by my friend as well. Also, she has asthma, and it appears that sulfur has prevented her from getting her usual annual winter upper respiratory tract infection, usually pneumonia. Last winter, taking organic sulfur was the only nutritional, lifestyle change she made, and she did not end up getting pneumonia.
So far so good this season as well, but we will have to watch and see what happens. If she avoids illness again this year I think we can much more conclusively say that it was be the effect of the sulfur. Considering the many positive things that Dr. Seneff attributes to sulfur, that is, healing such things as cancer and Alzheimer’s, perhaps this should not be surprising.
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
My mother took your advice the last year or two regarding treating osteoporosis, slowly introducing bone broths, sourdough bread, butter, soaking of beans and grains, raw grass-fed Guernsey milk, two Royal Blend high-vitamin butter oil and fermented cod liver oil capsules per day, liver and bacon once a week, and an herbal remedy for strong bones. She had always had grass-fed meat, wild fish, and fresh vegetables, but lacked the fat-soluble vitamins as a result of following the lowfat diet since it was introduced into Britain in 1983, when skimmed milk first came available.
We had spent the last decade since her diagnosis waiting for the horrid, inevitable broken hip or back bone. Well, she had a bone density test a couple weeks ago, and they no longer wish to see her. Her bones are right at normal for her age after previously being below standard, and I presume that they will continue to strengthen as she continues the right diet. The doctor was amazed and took notes! (And they promote themselves to be experts?)
She is now busy converting her female friends who have been diagnosed with this bogus disease which as we all know is actually malnutrition. In fact, I have come to the conclusion that osteoporosis should be renamed “geriatric rickets.” Juvenile rickets causes misshapen bones because the bones are forming, whereas geriatric rickets causes reduced bone density and brittle bones. Using this term will shift the emphasis towards this condition being caused by nutritional deficiencies and a lack of sunshine.
My mother’s recovery occurred during a time when she stopped taking the osteoporosis drugs that are given for free in the U.K. on the National Health Service (NHS). This was in part due to my lobbying but also a result of the horrid side effects. These drugs operate by inhibiting osteoclasts and stimulating osteoblasts.The former break down old bone cells and the latter build new bone cells. The problem with meddling in this process is that strong bones require the renewal of old bone cells with new bone cells. The drugs therefore increase brittleness and they also do nothing about the malnutrition that causes weak bones in the first place. Women at the final stages of geriatric rickets are given an infusion of these toxic drugs directly into the marrow. I have heard from families that this is the most painful treatment.
Calcium tablets are the only nutritional supplement prescribed by the NHS to sufferers, and it simply calcifies the soft tissues in combination with the lowfat diet they promote, which is why bone broth is so superior, because it combines calcium with all the other minerals, along with marrow, which is rich in the fat-soluble vitamins. When people ask, what should I do to strengthen bones, I say, eat bones! Unfortunately this logic is lost on most of the population.
Geriatric rickets is becoming a silent, worsening epidemic amongst women because the bone density tests kick in for all at around sixty-five years of age, and, much like the cholesterol levels that lead to statin prescriptions, the triggers for bone density treatment are manipulated to catch the greatest number of customers for the drug companies.
Doctors in the NHS also get performance- related pay based on the number of women tested and the number of women who test negative who are placed on the drugs. Most women nowadays will, as a result of lowfat diets, suffer low bone density, so a vast number of women are now being put on these toxic drugs, yet they could all be saved anguish if we would only call osteoporosis what it is and treat it accordingly. In addition, routine bone density tests most likely also cause cancer because they use radiation.
FRACTURED LAND, FRACTURED LIVES
Fracking is the new “f” word for many of us who live in one of the shale gas plays now taking place across the United States and around the world. Fracking, originally coined by the natural gas industry (as fracing), is short for slick-water-hydraulic-fracturing, a production method of extracting natural gas from shale deposits buried deep beneath the ground. According to the gas industry, these newly accessible gas reserves will “lift the U.S. from its economic recession,” “decrease our dependence on foreign oil” and is a “blessing to impoverished landowners and farmers” with “unproductive land.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
Three years ago my family made the giant leap from living in an upscale suburban community to an idyllic Amish community so that I could explore my passion for farming. Most of the foods that I had listed on my chapter leader resource page came from this community, and I fell in love with the area and the idea of growing our own food. We rented a house from a long time farmer friend as we became acquainted with living in the country, but planned to purchase land of our own once we sold our home in Pittsburgh. However, while the rest of the housing market in this country was continuing to suffer from the housing market crash of 2008, land prices in western Pennsylvania were skyrocketing.
Rural farm land located above the Marcellus and Utica shale deposits doubled in price, literally over night, as the “landmen” descended into the area offering signing bonuses of three thousand dollars or more per acre plus future royalties, which for some landowners could be like winning the mega jackpot lottery. Before the gas rush, you could typically purchase land in this area for around four thousand dollars per acre, but during the gas-land rush any land being sold that also still retained their oil and gas rights, could go for as high as ten thousand dollars per acre, with or without a house on the property.
The majority of farms we pursued were already split estates, meaning that the oil and gas rights had already been sold. Because these properties were already “locked in production,” these farms could one day be part of the Marcellus-Utica shale development. If we wanted to stay in the area we would either have to seek much smaller acreage, or take a risk with purchasing land that had already been leased to the gas industry. After a year and a half of actively searching for a farm, I am happy to say that we have finally purchased a home on fourteen acres with all mineral rights intact. Still, it is a far cry from the twenty-five to fifty acres we had budgeted for.
During our search for farmland I also began to heavily research fracking. Initially, I really wanted to believe that this could be a good thing for land owners in these tough economic times, but the more I researched this process, the more I have become convinced that this process is not only polluting the air and water, but it is also destroying communities. Neighbor against neighbor, family against family, all in the name of the almighty dollar.
There are literally thousands of stories of people experiencing the same horrific effects associated with fracking, but these stories are not being told on the nightly news. I learned many years ago, through the WAPF, that main stream media cater to the food and drug industries, which fill their coffers, and I promise you, the same type of lies and propaganda we have seen in our fight for healthy, nutrient-dense foods, is occurring with fracking. These megarich multi-national companies own all the major networks and newspapers, so they report only on what is good for their bottom line.
A recent study in Pennsylvania has shown that many farmers who have suddenly become rich from the shale gas boom are now selling off their dairy herds and retiring. Many sell their land to the gas companies who will further rape and pillage the land that had once grown nutritious food. Other farmers have dead or dying cows, goats, chickens and horses that were unknowingly drinking contaminated water or breathing toxic fumes.
One dairy farmer I know has stopped drinking the milk from their own cows. Their water well is contaminated with chemicals associated with the fracking industry and they are now forced to purchase water, which is delivered each week and stored in a water buffalo outside their house, so that they have clean water to drink and bathe in. The gas company has denied any responsibility and this assertion is supported by our corrupt Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. This farmer spends one hundred twenty-five dollars each week to fill their water buffalo for their family, but they cannot afford to bring clean water in for their one hundred milking cows, which continue to drink water from their contaminated water well. They worry about the milk they are shipping to families living far away from their beautiful farm—now marred by flaring gas wells, toxic frack ponds and compressor stations—who have no idea what is happening to our rural communities.
I have been a chapter leader for the WAPF for nine years. As an activist who has promoted and fought for our right to nutrient-dense foods, I must tell you that none of that matters to me right now. A new gas well has gone in just three miles from my new house. We knew that this was a risk we took when we decided to stay here, but really, where would we go? Where is there a safe place in this world where we are not extracting finite resources and destroying the environment?
So now I find myself fighting for basic fundamental rights; I fight for clean air and water for my family. I am fighting for friends and neighbors who believed the lies that the gas companies told them, and who are now asking themselves, “What have we done?” And I fight for the Amish in my community, who don’t even use natural gas, but are living in the middle of a gas field that may destroy their way of life.
Please, do some research; find out more about this highly controversial process. There are many organizations around the world that are fighting to protect the people and the environment, but we need everyone on board. Sign petitions, send donations and most important— when you flip that light switch, turn on your stove, or run your washer and drier, think about where that energy came from and the lives that it may have affected. If you could see what I can see, you would never look at energy the same again.
Oh, how I love that white juicy fresh lard,
Whether it’s melted, rendered, baked or hard.
What you do to my body is without a doubt
So healing and protective I just want to shout
At all the governments, pharmacies, doctors and more
That say, “Cut that fat off! It’s the law!”
I feel better. I glow. My energy runs high.
It’s the fat I know! The limits? The sky!
No longer ill-tempered or drowsy, it’s great:
The scientists are wrong, I’ve lost weight!
And so tasty, just dreaming my mouth waters so
I’ll eat it all meals and drinking broth I’ll show
You with pride my milky white “lard moustache”
Which is better for me than any Grenache.
So if it works for me with chronic fatigue goodbye,
I recommend for any who want a slice of the pie!
No heart disease, diabetes or degenerative disease to be sure,
Why this misconception we must abhor?
This substance must come from animals eating their grass,
The unstable plant oils just don’t pass!
And what about those bonds? Cis only, please.
Those nasty trans-fats make cells sticky by geez!
What about little people with little growing brains?
They need this nutrition or you tie them in chains.
Procreation you say? Fat is a must!
Or fertility is gone and forget any lust!
Fat-soluble vitamins, how do they transport?
Without the fat carrier with which they cohort?
Let’s remember how grandma cooked—drippings,
cream and butter.
Don’t listen to that marketing, it’s profits they utter!
Satisfaction, satiation, only fat can offer.
Carbs only crave more; there is no stopper!
Be sure to watch out for all the lies and deception.
Read widely, do research, get your own perception.
And what about cholesterol? Now that’s another story.
We need to rediscover that, in all its glory!
Rebecca Taylor, WAPF member
Brisbane QLD Australia