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I long ago came to realize that the most worthy role of any doctor is to teach people how not to need them. This led me away from practice where treating symptoms is the primary tool and a misinformed public has come to expect magic bullet cures. But no disease is ever caused by the lack of a drug, and no treatment—save that for trauma or defect—ever improves an organism. Medical intervention is, in fact, now the number one cause of death and suffering in our modern world.
Illness, in large part, comes from wrong thinking. Health requires an open-minded, fact-based philosophy of life and an ambition to make yourself the best you can be. Thoughtlessly following convention and laziness are irreconcilable with health.
Wellness requires a deep respect for the great unknowns of life and the power of natural healing forces. Pretending that we can command nature and that the body is a mere machine that can be manipulated with impunity by "experts" is an illusion of both professionals and the public.
So it is my hope that this newsletter will help you to take control of your own health destiny, trust the healing powers within and in nature, and understand that ultimately wellbeing is about what you do to yourself, not what someone else can do to you.
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May 21, 2013
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No-Vitamin Mineral Processed Foods Dr. Wysong
There is no question but that the most natural, micronutrient replete, and healthy diet for any creature is that which they would find unaltered in nature. For humans it would be raw prey along with raw fruits, nuts, and some veggies, honey, and dairy. For pet carnivores that would be raw prey. If you and your pet can return to the wild and accomplish this, good for you. For the rest of us, we have problems to solve.
First off, we must face the reality that billions of people and animals cannot eat raw wild foods when there is not enough raw wild nature to go around.
What we are left with is standing agriculture. Farming has successfully delivered quantities of food to humanity that are largely responsible for modern civilization. (Hunting and foraging leaves little time for building skyscrapers, rocket ships, and computers.) However, in order to make the starch-containing agricultural products (grains, legumes, pulses, tubers) digestible and nontoxic, they must be cooked. In order for any product to be safely held in packages for months prior to being consumed, producers must subject it to a kill step to eliminate pathogens. This is most commonly high heat.
The problem with this cooking kill step is that significant quantities of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and other nutrients are altered or destroyed. Toxins are also inevitably produced.
So there you have the dilemma. First, our true natural diet is by and large impossible. Then, what we have left is farm raised produce, meats, and processed foods. Since most people will not consume or feed raw meats or organs, or even produce on a regular basis, nutrient-diminished processed foods become a mainstay.
In order to make processed foods as healthy as possible, the challenge is to minimize the negative effects of processing, fortify the foods with the nutrients that are diminished, and supplement ingredients that protect against the toxins produced. Such foods are still not what would ideally be best, but they are the best compromise. At least that is the intelligent and responsible way to go about it. To read more, please click here.
Drinking tea improves cognitive performance in older subjects.J Nutr Health Aging.
Fish oil supplementation linked to reduced risk of breast cancer.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev.
Long term supplementation with vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10 and selenium benefits patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors.Nutr Metab (Lond).
Dietary fiber intake reduces risk of mortality from coronary heart disease.J Nutr.
N-acetylcysteine supplementation improves anemia and oxidative stress in hemodialysis patients.Oxidative stress results in various pathologic changes in response to excessive levels of cytotoxic oxidants and free radicals in the environment.Nephron Clin Pract.
Supplementation with grape seed extract benefits patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Saudi J Gastroenterol.
Vitamins C and E help prevent age-related osteoporosis.J Nutr Health Aging.
Folic acid taken throughout pregnancy benefits mother and child.J Bone Miner Metab.
The Wysong Directory of Alternative Resources is a guide to alternative sources of health care, self-improvement, environmental improvement and much more. Over 335 Resources. This is where you turn when you have a problem that is not being solved, want an alternative medical second opinion, and want help getting control of your own health destiny. Updated weekly and currently over 60 pages front and back.
Below is a sampling of the helpful resources you can use to take control of your own health destiny, listed in the Wysong Resource Directory:
Vitamin C Foundation (w) www.vitamincfoundation.org (e) [email protected] (p) 800.894.9025
- Group dedicated to promoting the extraordinary therapeutic value of vitamin C. Has been established to collect, preserve, and widely disseminate scientific research findings, clinical results, and valid anecdotal evidence relating to the health benefits of using vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in its different forms.
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