SOCIAL CREDIT SCORES
Yesterday I went to the Weston Price website to order DVDs and flash drive recordings of the Wise Traditions conference. Three times I tried to purchase the recordings and three times my Visa card was declined. Finally, my card was blocked. I called my bank because I use this card very regularly and this has never happened before. They did some research and said that my card had been given a “low rating” which caused it to decline. The bank manually removed the “low rating” and I was able to complete my purchase.
So my husband immediately drove to the bank to speak with the manager. He said that Visa is now putting their own ratings on credit and debit card purchases and was denying my transaction based on their own criteria. I could not make another purchase until the bank intervened. The manager said it is now regularly happening that accounts may be flagged by Visa if, for example, customers purchase a gun with their card. The bank manager agreed with my husband that this is the beginning of Visa implementing the social credit scores being tied to our ability to transact business. Evidently, Visa does not think I should be doing business with Weston Price!
I wanted you to be aware so that people know they still have recourse if they go directly to their bank.
BALANCING THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
I absolutely love the Wise Traditions journal and read it cover to cover every time it arrives. I found the article on sulfur really interesting. It was a little disturbing, however, that the authors completely omitted specific chiropractic adjustments as an approach to balancing the autonomic nervous system.
There is abundant evidence that good, specific and regular chiropractic care will up-regulate the parasympathetic nervous system, thereby restoring the normal adaptive response to the body. I have found this to be the case in my own chiropractic practice in regard to many of the symptoms listed in the article.
As stated in the article, “We underestimate the intelligence the body has in initiating what we think as a pathology.” I couldn’t agree more! Keep up the fantastic work you do.
Michelle Whitney, DC
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
THE BENEFITS OF PASTURED PIGS
In case you hadn’t heard, the South Dakota Happy Grazing raw milk dairy has been ordered to stop sales while they await a confirmation of a possible positive E. coli test.
They have been my supplier for some time and seem to be competent and scrupulous operators. I wonder whether the South Dakota Health Department people have been pressured by USDA operatives into taking unfair actions against these producers. It seems that there have been excessive numbers of food recalls on flimsy evidence lately, emanating from federal agencies.
I have advised the Eisenbiese family at Happy Grazing Dairy to procure a large batch of young pastured pigs and suitable, portable electronet fencing to contain them. Then their milk can produce a profit by feeding it to the pigs, until they are cleared to sell to the public once again.
I would advise any raw milk supplier to keep a small backup pig operation, fed whole or skim milk, since it can be rapidly expanded in times of negative regulatory action, due to the wonderfully high reproduction rate of our porcine friends.
Becoming licensed to raise popular dog breeds fed on raw milk could likewise help. Man’s best friends also have a high reproduction rate useful for fast expansion weathering a regulatory storm.
Last of all, do any of your readers have experience spreading milk on garden ground as a fertilizer? Seems it could be useful as a last-ditch or supplementary use.
My company is doing some videos for USDA’s Food & Nutrition Service to promote their “Discover MyPlate” curricula for kindergartners. (Sigh!) I was downloading their materials to do the background content research and happened to find this infographic, showing “scores” stratified by age of how well Americans align their choices with the dietary guidelines. The scores range from fifty-three to sixty-six by age group, out of one hundred. Of course, they don’t tie one’s score to any health markers but it’s implied that the closer your score to one hundred, the less likely you are to get diabetes, heart disease or cancer (versus more likely, I’d think).
You can see more infographics here: myplate.gov/resources/graphics/infographics. Five ways to incorporate canned peaches! Canned pears! Frozen broccoli! Canned or frozen corn! Everything with vegetable oil and lowfat dairy. Mmm-mmm! The one called MyPlate Holiday Makeover says, “a little gravy goes a long way!” (Says who? So you can’t even splurge at Thanksgiving?) The dietary guidelines are grim!
Kansas City, Missouri
Thank you for your article on tongue tie (Fall 2022). I couldn’t agree more and have such frustration over this whole issue. I’m in a few groups (tongue tie babies, cranial birth trauma, etc.) where this theory is stated over and over as if it were fact.
Also on these groups, the WAPF diet is often mentioned as a counterclaim to the soft food theory to explain crooked teeth, but I’m not sure it is drowning out the false claim enough.
Recently, I was at a three-day seminar which trains professionals in craniosacral fascial therapy (CFT). They recruited babies for us to practice with, mostly from a Facebook tongue tie forum because tongue tied babies usually have feeding problems, tight fascia and cranial issues. Some of the babies had already had a frenectomy and some had not. Indeed, most of them were tight, irritable babies who didn’t sleep, feed or poop well.
It came up that one of the moms follows a WAPF diet, drinks raw milk, etc. Her baby was six months old and had a mild or moderate tongue tie which she had chosen not to clip and just wait and see how he would do. This little guy stood out so much from the rest—not irritable, no tightness, cranium and jaws expanding and growing. He was totally present, cheerful and in charge (in an adorable way). He was breastfeeding well. His mom was bright and energetic, unlike most of the other exhausted (rightfully so) moms with difficult babies.
It’s only one case, but the difference was dramatic. Despite a tongue tie (which will usually limit getting the tongue to the palate and interfere with growth of both jaws and expansion of the skull), this infant was thriving. This mom had two other older children who had had ties. Whatever the reason for the ties (I’m not sure anyone has a good answer for this), the WAPF diet was surely helping this little boy overcome the usual problems associated with it. He was such a joy.
TRAUMA AND DISCONNECT
I am ex-trans, or a detransitioner, and had surgery. After changing my diet and working on my health from a holistic approach—including adding meat to my formerly pescatarian diet—I realized I was a woman all along. Believing I was non-binary was due to trauma and a disconnect with my body.
As I testified before the Florida Board of Medicine in October 2022, prior to my transition, I had spent twenty years in mental health therapy with conventional modalities. I didn’t respond well to medications, saw a gender therapist, and had two rounds of TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy). I was diligent and wanting to heal, but nothing my doctors offered had healed me because they always saw my issue strictly as a mental one.
I was thirty and at the end of my rope when I transitioned. At the time I believed I was non-binary. I struggled with severe mental illness and suicidal ideation. I had a trauma history: when I was in sixth grade, my best friend had been raped by her brother. Being a girl meant I was vulnerable. I started to act more masculine.
This should have been a red flag. Yet within a few months of requesting top surgery, it was performed on me. I developed complications after my surgery. There were many times I didn’t know if I would make it through the night.
If I made this mistake as an adult, a young girl could, too. Not only did my surgery exacerbate my mental health issues. I now struggle with physical complications as well. Taking on another gender was a way for me to escape womanhood. Escape is not a valid way of dealing with trauma; you will have to deal with it eventually.
I was able to work through these difficult emotions and improve my mental health through a holistic approach. I had physical health issues that had been previously overlooked. Had that been managed, I would never have gotten the surgery. This surgery was a horrible misdiagnosis. The goal of healthcare should always be to get to the root cause of the problem.
Today I am more grounded than I have been my entire life, but I am mutilated. Between my carved-up body and the physical complications, I often question whether there’s anything on the other side. Where my breasts were are hollow. I can never get them back. I can never fit a dress the same way again. I can never breastfeed. Who will love me?
You know what keeps me going? Stopping this from happening to someone else. You can find me on social media through allmylinks.com/thegetbetterresearcher.
Camille Kiefel🖨️ Print post