According to many pharmacists, zinc is the single greatest dietary supplement. Chemists, pharmacists and doctors alike glorify zinc supplementation. Some of them maintain that zinc will ward off all sickness. While this is not entirely true, zinc does nonetheless fight the rhinovirus, which is responsible for about a third of the common colds in adults, along with many other illnesses which exhibit flu-like symptoms. Zinc boosts the overall immune system to fight infections and speed recovery times. It is therefore a useful supplement for almost everyone. Deficiencies of zinc have been shown in studies to lead to decreased thyroid hormone levels, and hypothyroidism. Zinc supplementation is absolutely vital for pregnant women. If zinc was given to every mother-to-be, then a large portion of birth abnormalities, pre-eclampsia occurrences, and deformations could be avoided. Give zinc the same respect that you would give to folate (the superior version of folic acid) and calcium during pregnancy.
There is a simple method for determining if a bone is broken, without the use of any instruments. A bone will reliably maintain a certain degree of stiffness, unless it is broken. Utilizing the inherent stiffness differences between broken and unbroken bones, a light pain response test can be used to check a bone's integrity.
The Natural News web site began running an article today titled, "Free Greg Caton from FDA tyranny; your help needed". Our first impulse was to think, "Oh no, the F.D.A. is at it again" -- meaning we figured that the F.D.A. was once again using Gestapo tactics to eliminate competition on behalf of its pharmaceutical partners. The darkness of their history precedes them. This is not to say that the F.D.A. is always wrong legally and morally. By fluke, accident, or divine intervention: occasionally the F.D.A. actually does something right and noble. Really. It has happened.
Adams' article about Mr. Caton included:
"Herbalist Greg Caton remains under arrest in the United States after having been illegally kidnapped and extradited from Ecuador by the FDA... He faces a hearing on March 17th in a Louisiana court, and he needs your help... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today stands accused of taking part in the kidnapping and illegal extradition of a permanent resident of Ecuador, in violation of both international law and Ecuadorian law."
"If you will listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what he considers right, if you pay attention to his commands and obey all his laws, I will never make you suffer any of the diseases I made the Egyptians suffer, because I am the Lord who heals you."
-- Exodus 15:26
We need to look no further than the Laws of Kosher for evidence of the existence of God. His laws of nutrition identically match what took mankind thousands of years of scientific effort to discover. The Jewish people have more-or-less obeyed God's dietary laws. They have typically lived better and longer lives as a result. On average, they outlive the rest of us by about 30 years. That's 30 years of being much more disease-free too.
The Good Book
The Bible is the best selling book in history, and it is also the most debated of all books. Some believers think of the Bible as a tool, while others consider it to be a history book, and another category of believers considers the Bible to be a guidebook for life. For eons, people have practiced its dietary edicts and in particular, it has been the Jewish people who followed the Bible's instructions most rigorously about which foods are acceptable. The foods Biblically blessed for human consumption are commonly called kosher foods. Modern Christians tend to ignore the kosher rules of the Old Testament section, using several quotes from The New Testament as justification. There is no place in the Bible where the Christ actually gave us permission to defy God. It was only Paul, who is falsely believed to have been one of the disciples. He is believed to have been one of the chosen twelve, despite his murderous history, and having never met the Christ.
We strongly recommend caution against the use of stimulants for those with unresolved heart problems or high blood pressure. Use caution when combining stimulants. For people of reasonably good health and common sense, stimulants can be like a God-send; especially for those who have slowed metabolisms. Of course, we recommend dealing appropriately with whatever underlying issues might be causing a slowed metabolism, but sometimes a multi-pronged attack is prudent. Appropriately used stimulants can help a person to get into better shape, while providing the necessary energy to do so, at the same time. Again, common sense and responsible usage are prudent to ensure that more good is done than harm.
Our official recommendation is that people start slowly discovering how these various stimulants effect them independently. As Confucius once stated, "Never test the depth of the water with both feet at the same time". If used excessively or unwisely, these stimulants could cause serious health issues. The first major problem will be kidney stress for most individuals who use this information unwisely.
The Moravians, a Protestant sect who came to America from Germany, have a living museum in Winston-Salem comprising several streets. They have homes and business buildings that date back hundreds of years, replete with ladies and tradesmen playing the roles of their contemporaries from centuries past. This place is called Old Salem. It is like a small scale version of Colonial Williamsburg. Walking about Old Salem, one would almost expect to see George Washington riding his steed, or an invading army of Red Coats.
Calm Before The Storm: Before The Doctor's House
We enjoyed our visit, and stumbled over some interesting facts that are worthy of being reported to our readers. There were also a few history lessons about how much history has been corrupted by powerful industries, even amongst the historians.
One of the most unhealthy items in the average household is bread. Commercial bread is nothing short of toxic, despite all of the marketing claims about its nutritional qualities and high fiber. The modern breads that are sold in retailers always contain soybean oil, and they usually contain aluminum too. The days of false marketing about the health benefits of soy are almost over. Aluminum is a toxic heavy metal which builds up in the human body to cause neurological problems over time.
People assume that restaurant plates, utensils, and cups are dried using heat, not chemicals. Few restaurants simply dry their food utensils after washing them nowadays. They are using so-called "drying agents" on everything except for the tables and chairs, and perhaps we would have cause to shudder if we knew what was being used on them.
Some of the drying agents used are bone phosphate, calcium aluminum silicate, calcium ferrocyanide, calcium silicate, sulfamic acid, calcium stearate, kaolin, magnesium silicate (synthetic), magnesium stearate, potassium ferrocyanide, salts of fatty acids, silicon dioxide, sodium aluminosilicate, sodium ferrocyanide, tricalcium phosphate, and trimagnesium phosphate.
There are plenty of fraudulent products that are marketed as "natural", which actually poison people chemically or otherwise. We find these cases particularly disturbing because they attempt to target the very people who are trying to be healthy. Among the best examples of this can be found in the industry of natural antiperspirants and deodorants. The leading brands, Crystal and Naturally Fresh both make fraudulent claims at the expense of their customers' health. These products contain a toxic heavy metal, and are dishonestly labeled. A typical example is the boast "No Aluminum Chlorohydrate", with the insinuation that aluminum chlorohydrate is the only source of aluminum for these products. To the contrary, "potassium alum" hides it in plain view in the ingredients list.
Potassium alum is otherwise known as "potassium aluminum sulfate" on honest labeling that is not hiding the presence of aluminum. Alum can occur in nature (which is how they manage to claim that it is "all natural"), but that does not make the alum any safer for the human body than any other form of aluminum. Mercury is likewise naturally occurring; as are hemlock, strychnine, lead, and cyanide. All of these ingredients are likewise quite dangerous to human health; especially with long-term exposure. Toxic heavy metals are still toxic heavy metals, regardless of whether they are discovered on the tops of mountains or in the depths of the oceans. Some companies claim that their alum is extracted from volcanic ash, and this makes it both natural and safe. The manufacturing process involves heating alunite rock to over 1,400° Fahrenheit, and then dousing it with sulfuric acid to finalize breaking down its molecular structure. They refer to the resulting chemically-engineered substance as both "all natural" and "unprocessed" alum.
The Truth About Beef
Our in-depth research has repeatedly verified that red meats are essential for the vision and immune systems of all developing children. There is no substitute for beef. Take for instance the iron supplements that are intended to compensate for diets lacking beef: the body absorbs less than 10% of these chemically manufactured iron supplements, and increasing their dosage quickly makes them toxic, and sometimes fatal.
In order to prove that red meat is dangerous (since this is politically correct and will therefore keep the funding money flowing) studies about red meat only utilize nitrate-laced, hormone-raised, and corn-fed beef and pork raised in horrific factory farms. This is, of course, to prove the inherent unhealthy qualities of red meat. For the sake of this politically correct science, organic, range-fed beef is conveniently avoided in virtually all of the studies that get published. The number crunchers also have a tendency to lump-in the less healthy pork with beef statistics; to skew the numbers even further. We challenge our readers to locate any credible, well-published, and peer-reviewed study showing negative health consequences from consuming organic (unbastardized) beef as part of a balanced diet.