Tim Boyd’s thumbs down review of My Beef with Meat by Rip Esselstyn (Fall 2016) touched on the most important aspect of Rip’s storytelling: his lack of direct long-term experience in the field of nutrition. Even the nutrition-related work of his father, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., is very limited, misleading and overrated by vegans, including macrobiotic vegans, who are cashing in on fear-mongering about meat. I should know, I have spent decades in the heart of this community, and recognize the origin of the lies and brainwashing about vegan nutrition.
Despite nearly thirty years of heartfelt and “perfect” macrobiotic vegan practice, and despite hours and hours of cooking a wide variety of plant foods every day for every meal, I became sick. I thought I was lucky because I had expert guidance from teachers at the Kushi Institute for macrobiotic education, but then macrobiotic teachers began dying of cancer and other diseases. So I introduced supplements and then meat and dairy products. I began to heal and regain my health. The quickest aspect of healing an aggravating painful condition for me came from beef.
Now I get down on my knees and thank the animals for giving me life and helping me heal. I feel such a profound loving connection with them. Without the forty years of experience and guidance of macrobiotic teacher and counselor, John Kozinski (also my husband), I would never have accomplished this. John guided me back to health on a new road for us. He resigned after twenty-seven years on the faculty at the Kushi Institute when the fourth vegan-style macrobiotic cooking teacher died of cancer. John went on to create a new system he calls “Full Spectrum Macrobiotics,” which includes animal foods for those willing to eat them. He helps vegans and vegetarians with supplementation to replace animal foods they do not want to eat (macrobiotic.com).
The difference in my health and overall well-being with the inclusion of animal foods was the most immediately powerful part for healing and just too good to give up again. We promote Alan Savory’s method of livestock production and do not support factory farming. We also thank the Weston A. Price Foundation for their work, which was instrumental in changing John’s mind about what he was teaching and recommending to people.
RAW MILK FOR DENTAL PAIN
I had incapacitating pain in my head, a suborbital neuralgia that recurred every several seconds or minutes and lasted for several seconds each time. The pain was from a dental infection in my gums and roots. The periodontitis was so bad that my teeth were becoming loose. I drank a quart of raw whole milk in one day and the pain was less severe the following day. After two days of drinking a quart each day, the pain disappeared and my gums stopped bleeding.
Unfortunately, I traveled to Las Vegas for a few days where raw milk is difficult, if not impossible, to get. Yogurt and a tea tree oil rinse helped, but the pain came back at least once a day. As soon as I was back in a state where raw milk is easier to buy, I continued to drink it and the pain again disappeared. After eight days of drinking raw milk and also cutting down on foods high in phytic acid, which chelates calcium from the body, my gums are less red and less sore and my teeth are more stable.
Brooklyn, New York
I wanted to share my story of how the Weston A. Price Foundation has changed my life. WAPF helped me nourish my son Noah back to optimal health through breastfeeding issues. He went from doctors classifying him as borderline failure to thrive (not on the chart for his age) to now being 30.5 inches long (73rd percentile), head is 48.3 cm (95th percentile), and weight is 21 pounds 10 ounces (56th percentile). Food was really medicine for him. I found the WAPF while he was having weight gain issues, and I was looking for the best way to help him not only gain weight, but flood his body with nutrients once we started solid foods.
He was born very quickly with a nuchal hand, which caused the plates in his head to shift, and he could not transfer milk well. It took until four months to figure out, and he didn’t complete craniosacral therapy until about seven months. I started exclusively pumping for a while, but he still had quite a bit of weight to make up. So, when he started solids at six months, I wanted to give him the best. These nutrient-dense foods, or “sacred” foods, that WAPF recommends allowed him to start gaining weight quickly, completely catch up in growth, and have crazy hair growth so that he needed a haircut at nine months. I noticed his head grew the most (I just knew all that healthy fat was building his brain), and the cod liver oil made his face go from narrow to round with a wide jaw and optimal facial structure. I mix his cod liver oil with half an avocado and coconut oil to mask the flavor and also add Himalayan salt and kelp flakes for iodine, and he has no problem with it. I call it my “supercharged guacamole.”
I began with avocados, egg yolks, veggies with grass-fed butter and grassfed collagen, and salmon and sweet potato. I really focused on seafood (salmon, shrimp, tuna, salmon eggs) since those were the cultures with the most optimal face structures, but I also would cook grass-fed ground beef with liver and combine that with carrots, sweet potato or squash and fat. I think this trains kids to be healthy eaters. I now have a one-year-old who devours salmon and veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, peppers)! His first birthday breakfast was salmon lox, a runny egg, avocado and sauteed spinach.
At his one-year appointment, the doctor was amazed! He now even has a love for drums and rhythm, which is a good sign of problem-solving skills. My husband even played his trumpet a little bit in front of Noah, and then he gave it to him, who put it to his mouth and pressed the buttons like he was going to play.
Thank you again for all your work and research. I would love to spread the word of the WAPF in any way I can.
I learned something new today. Or, more properly, I witnessed something I already knew but didn’t fully trust until I saw it happen.
My daughter Natalie’s dentist and her hygienist—both competent people whom I’ve been going to myself for four years—thought there was something wrong with her mouth during her first dental exam this morning. They were both mystified and initially expressed concern before concluding there was nothing wrong with her.
Why were they disturbed? Because they must have never seen a properly formed human mouth before! Natalie has ten perfect teeth on the top and ten perfect teeth on the bottom. They are evenly spaced with substantial gaps between them in a full upper and lower jaw. There is ample space behind the teeth for molars.
The two of them kept going on about the gaps and all the space. I don’t believe they had ever seen a child with enough room in her mouth and no apparent upcoming need for braces. They both talked about braces several times as if they were mandatory or expected.
Why is that a big deal? Because Natalie’s mouth is like it is by design. As WAPF teaches, one of the first places malnutrition shows up in a human being is in the jaw structure. For some reason the lower jaw in particular constricts when a baby is in utero and the mother is not getting sufficient and proper nutrients. Imagine the fact that a practicing dentist in a mid-sized town in the twenty-first century had never seen a healthy and properly developed mouth before. That’s dreadful!
How did Natalie get a healthy mouth? Because I fed her to ensure she got one. And a healthy everything-else to go along with it. From the moment my wife Tina knew she was pregnant, I sourced and cooked every meal for her through birth. I did the same for the duration of nursing, although as time passed Tina began to eat other food more frequently. All the food I made was purchased from local farms or was organic from a couple of our excellent grocery stores. It was all prepared by my own hands. I think we ate out about three times during the entire nine months of Tina’s pregnancy. I also ensured Tina was getting raw, fermented cod liver oil every day.
Then, after birth, I properly obtained and prepared all of Natalie’s food until she was two, then much of it after that. Natalie takes cod liver oil off a spoon with me every other day or so and has from near birth. We’ve learned to love good food and the process of getting it and prepping it. It’s all great fun.
We live in a food-rich but nutrient-poor world. We are full, and often fat, but malnourished. I understood that well enough to do the work to make sure Tina and Natalie were well-fed through the end of nursing, but until I saw the confusion on the face of the dentists, I didn’t really understand that it would work and, also, just how bad conditions are for those who don’t understand.
METAL POISONING AND EXTREME AGGRESSION
One of the key substances in the testosterone synthesis pathway is an enzyme called hydroxysteroid transferase (HST). Its role is to convert the precursor to testosterone DHEA into a stable storage compound called DHEA-S, when testosterone is not needed.
Converting DHEA to DHEAS requires glutathione as a cofactor. Glutathione is a powerful chelator and is very low in people with heavy metal poisoning because there is a constant run on this valuable tripeptide. So if a person’s glutathione levels get substantially lowered—as they would be if their body was overloaded with neurotoxic metals—then HST is unable to convert DHEA to DHEA-S and store it safely.
Instead the DHEA starts driving crazily down the highway, gets converted into androstrenediol and then on to testosterone. When the DHEA-to-DHEA-S pathway gets impaired due to heavy metal overload, the body instead tries to unload the DHEA via the testosterone pathway, producing lots of testosterone as well as subsequent testosterone-breakdown products, all of which are highly toxic.
The result of extreme testosterone is extreme aggression. Extreme aggression equals young men in jail, men snapping and killing a lot of people, men showing violence towards women and children—all for entirely avoidable reasons. African-American boys are four times more vulnerable to the effects of heavy metal poisoning than others. Children who get socked with loads of injected toxins, both boys and girls (boys four times more than girls), throw wall-breaking, self-injurious tantrums.
The tragedy here is that so many young men who have the potential to be wonderful friends, husbands and dads are in jail, unemployed or on heavy-duty anti-psychotics. It ain’t mental—it’s metal (poisoning). If you care about the men in your life, first, don’t poison them; second, if you did accidentally, please help them detoxifiy with a nutrient-dense diet. Their true natures will shine through. That means raw milk (contains detoxing compounds glutathione and lactoferrin), fermented foods (bacteria in your gut gobble down heavy metals for you), saturated fats and foods like cod liver oil, liver and egg yolks containing fat-soluble vitamins (critical to support detoxification).
There are also chelating protocols such as EDTA, DMPS, DMSA and MSM. These need to be done under a doctor’s supervision.
The Sprite now sold in Ecuador contains the words “nueva formula” on the label. The word “fenilalanina” is the Spanish for phenylalanine. This is for regular, not diet Sprite. This change was made under the radar, and phenylalanine is being added to more and more sodas down here in Ecuador.
In Ecuador, they really love sugary drinks—local fruit juices, often made right in front of you, and sodas also. At times, some people add sugar to regular Coca-Cola! As if it needed more? This change is bad for health, and it’s really sneaky how the Coca-Cola Co. dropped this into its products so quietly.
Azogues, Canar, Ecuador
Editor’s Response: Phenylalanine is a breakdown product of the artificial sweetener aspartame. An excess can excite the neurons in the brain to the point of cellular death. Too much phenylalanine in the diet can trigger emotional and behavioral disorders. L-Phenylalanine is produced for medical, feed, and nutritional applications, such as aspartame, in large quantities by utilizing the bacterium Escherichia coli, which naturally produces aromatic amino acids like phenylalanine. Most L-phenylalanine today is made with genetically altered E. coli.
A few years ago, I wrote that I had gained twenty-five pounds in the first four years of following the WAPF diet, including raw full-fat dairy; pastured meats, organ meats, eggs and chicken; soaked rice; various soaked gluten grains (including kamut and spelt); soaked beans; soaked nuts; kombucha; fermented vegetables; coconut oil; lard; butter; and cod liver oil. I made sourdough bread from a starter.
I had already gained twenty-five pounds because of having chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia and eating bad food. However, the weight gain did not make me abandon the WAPF diet. It made me keep reading to find out what additional change I needed to make to suit my needs. I tried gluten-free for a year, but it made no difference in anything. Then I read Nora Gedgaudas’ book Primal Body, Primal Mind, which convinced me to go grain-free.
Three months later, I realized that I was no longer hurting. In thinking back, it seemed that it had been at least six weeks that I’d had no pain. Then people started saying that I looked like I was losing weight. My clothes still fit the same, so I said no. I did not get on the scale because I did not like those numbers (one hundred seventy-two pounds at just five feet four inches). The weight loss must have been around my face and neck. I did notice that there was no longer a roll or two of flesh at the back of my neck impeding movement.
Then the seasons changed and I got out different clothes. They had been tight but were now comfortable. Next time the seasons changed, my clothes were baggy. Next season change, I had to buy smaller clothes. Now it is four years since I went grain-free and I have lost thirty-five pounds. I do not count calories. I eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. I eat more fat than I ever used to—lard, butter, bacon grease, coconut oil, olive oil, heavy raw cream, whole raw milk. Sometimes I eat a little past fullness because it tastes so good. I am still free of fibromyalgia pain. I also lost lifelong foot pain.
Also, because of Wise Traditions, I started using homeopathy six years ago. Despite my complete disbelief in it, it worked. I was an RN. I had total faith in allopathic medicine, but it failed me badly. Because of homeopathy, the CFS symptoms have been greatly reduced. I can tend an organic vegetable garden. But homeopathy did not relieve any of the fibromyalgia pain; only a grain-free diet did that.
Other things I am free of: hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, dry eyes, constipation. I stick to this healing diet 100 percent. I’m sixty-two and feel forty. Thank you, WAPF, and all the people who wrote good books.
Editor’s Response: Several of the healthy populations that Weston Price visited consumed grains. But they are not for everyone! Valerie’s testimonial shows the need for each individual to tweak his diet for maximum effect.
While the San Francisco media are busy bashing Vaxxed, it is running to packed houses in San Francisco and Berkeley. However, I think it will be a long, long haul before anything seriously radical occurs in public health policy. The vaccine business is simply too lucrative. Wakefield and Bigtree are Davids fighting Goliaths.
The Goliaths are willing to play as dirty as it gets. It reminds me of Tiananmen Square. The soldiers shot at their own kids—until one senior official finally blinked. He was placed under arrest for this treachery of course. But the sands had subtly shifted. The rest is history; China began to open up.
Whistleblowers are now starting to come out of the woodwork, and more and more research fraud is coming to light. But the problem here is different than Tiananmen. We are not shooting a few kids in a square—we are crippling an entire generation. Our children are our future, and the future looks like one filled with very autistic children, who will live long lives. There will be many more of them (the rate of autism by 2032 will be one in two, with 80 percent being boys), and neither the state nor parents will be able to keep up with the care. I see us as a country in disaster. I see medical neglect of millions of children incarcerated in places too vile to imagine. The insatiable greed of pharmaceuticals and the corruption and collusion in government are likely to cost us our civilization.
Here’s how I see the onset of autism in our children. First, oral antibiotics inhibit the excretion of heavy metals like aluminum and mercury (including the mercury and aluminum in vaccines). Aluminum suppresses glutathione and then when the child gets a flu shot (which contains mercury), he cannot detoxify it—you get the one-two punch of two exponentially synergistic metals. Where one would have done a little bit of damage, two do crippling damage.
Normal gut flora demethylates mercury into an inorganic form, which is easily excreted via stools. But antibiotics eliminate over 95 percent of normal gut flora, which greatly reduces the body’s ability to demethylate mercury. Antibiotics additionally cause the growth of bad bacteria (E. coli and others) and yeast, which remethylate mercury. This methylated mercury is then rapidly reabsorbed by the body. If the child is already constipated (because of low peristalisis caused by morphine-like beta-casomorphins and gluteo-morphins in its brain from a leaky gut), much, much more mercury is reabsorbed as this toxic slurry stays longer in the intestines.
A study by Rosseneau and others found that nearly 95 percent of children with autism had 10,000 percent more than the normal amount of E. coli, so mercury would be constantly methylated and reabsorbed. If a child with an already compromised gut gets a vaccine after a heavy dose of antibiotics, the heavy metal load becomes enormous—the 25 mcg of mercury in a flu shot is already fifty-five thousand times the EPA safe limit.
Then you give the child Tylenol to suppress pain and fever. Tylenol suppresses glutathione (the substance that detoxifies heavy metals) so the mercury cannot be chelated by the body’s detoxification systems—thus creating a recipe for disaster.
What can parents do? Avoid the flu shot or any shots for your children, and especially in pregnancy; avoid c-section deliveries; avoid low-protein and lowfat diets in pregnancy; avoid pasteurized milk; avoid vaccines; avoid antibiotics; and above all shun Tylenol (paracetamol). Homeopathy, warm water births, the (nearly) obsessive Indian focus on daily pooping, raw milk and sauerkraut are not quackery, they are a powerful antidote to the toxic cocktail of insults we inflict on our children every day—all in the name of science and health.
We need to go back to clinical trials our ancestors ran for thousands of years by observing the health of their families, not the frequently corrupted, highly conflicted modern-day randomized controlled trials (RCTs), which are controlled by big pharma, nor the corrupt federal agency trials that have demonized cholesterol, salt, fats, alternative therapies and all things good.
Your children’s lives are in great peril, regardless of who is paying your salary. And you must take action.
TIMES HAVE CHANGED!
This week an ad appeared in the largest newspaper in central California, The Fresno Bee, and also in a circular that arrived at our house the same day. It is promoting grass-fed organic beef at Save Mart grocery store.
Save Mart is probably the largest family-owned regional supermarket in central California. The company funded a sixteen-thousand-seat sports arena a couple of years ago for the Fresno State campus. The store also offers an organic vegetable and fruit section for customers.
My, how times have changed since I joined Dr. Lee’s (Standard Process) in 1962! Who knows, but we could wind up being the outright majority in the future. May God continue to bless the Weston A. Price Foundation and everyone involved.
David L Morris, DC
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