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Column #296 May 7, 2021
In his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” Bill Gates spells out what he thinks it takes to eliminate greenhouse-gas emissions. One of his favorite steps is to make all Americans eat fake meat with no exceptions. As an investor (personally or through Breakthrough Energy Ventures), he owns 242,000 acres of farmland (making him the nation’s largest farmland owner) and three fake meat manufacturers, two of which (Beyond Meats and Impossible Foods) make plant-based fake meats and Memphis Meats which is working on making lab-grown, cultured meats.
In a MIT interview Gates said, “. . . I don’t think the poorest 80 countries will be eating synthetic meat. I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time. Eventually, that green premium is modest enough that you can sort of change the people or use regulation to totally shift the demand.”1 2
Column #295 April 30, 2021
The healthiest food on the planet is being victimized by the Climate Change/Global Warming crowd. And the fear is; how far beyond Meatless Mondays will the new beef bans go? Will the livestock business face strict government restrictions? Will meat be taxed heavily to discourage consumption? That’s what I’ve been hearing.1 2 3
The world has been teeming with grazing animals for many millions of years. Because methane gas gradually disintegrates in the atmosphere over time, the quantity of methane gas in the atmosphere, whicih has been created by livestock digesting plants, has remained a constant with the number of animals the entire time. Therefore, there is no basis for blaming grazing animals for today’s global warming. The ruminants and their collection of methane were here first. Yet, as the global warming fanatics gather steam, they’re not about to let scientific facts stop them from doubling down on their environmental, agricultural, and animal husbandry nonsense. The consequences of the mob’s actions are definitely being felt. In the beef industry, the fear is palpable as you can witness by reading trade magazines.4 5 6 7
Column #294 April 23, 2021
During more than a year of dishing out “advice” about COVID-19, the CDC has been silent about teaching people how to improve their immunity to address a possible infection. It has primarily beat the drum for masking, distancing, shutdowns, and a jab from an experimental vaccine. Doesn’t the CDC understand that individuals can do so much more if they are properly informed and positively motivated?
A body’s immune response is normally a healthy reaction because immunity detects foreign antigens (proteins) derived from invading microbes and takes appropriate steps via the immune system to destroy those organisms.
Column #293 April 16, 2021
The best way to determine the nutritional requirements of humans is to analyze the human trophic level (HTL) during the Pleistocene age. The Pleistocene period (also known as the Ice Age) is the geological epoch that lasted from about 2,580,000 to 11,700 years ago. That 2.5-million-year-period ended when man invented farming and started to have an impact on the environment.1
For perspective, the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods (the ages of dinosaurs), lasted from 237 to 66 million years ago. The age of dinosaurs ended at the end of the Cretaceous period when a huge space object struck the Yucatan Peninsula. Its impact caused the entire world to quake convulsively, created a mile-high tsunami that traveled around the world, numerous volcanoes erupted at once, and the dust raised by the impact and erupting volcanoes blotted out the sun causing most vegetation to die out almost immediately. Temperatures plunged. That quickly caused a worldwide die off of dinosaurs that cleared the way for the evolution and adaptation of the dinosaurs' successors, the mammals, during the ensuing Tertiary period.2
Column # 292 April 9, 2021
Generally speaking, folks want to excel at something and most often be good at more than one thing. It’s instinctive and begins when children are infants. Just watch an infant’s expressions when it gains some notice or praise. Of course, nobody can be the best at everything. On the other hand, only the most depressed people feel as if they can’t do anything right, which is a whole different issue.
Currently, Americans are mostly permitted to be the best they can be. That’s a good thing because when it comes to long-term health, every individual has considerable control over their destiny. For those who decide, at some point in their life, to study nutrition, biology, evolution, and food chemistry, the world is their oyster. That’s because they will end up understanding that the green leaf is the bottom of the animal kingdom’s food chain, that grass-fed/Omega-3 meats and wild-caught seafood are perfect foods for mankind, and the diet of man must have a ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) that’s lower than 2:1. Then if they convert that knowledge into action they will have powerful immune systems, suppress most of the chronic diseases they have now, and be far less likely to be burdened with chronic diseases as they grow older.1
Column #291 April 2, 2021
Dependence is a powerful force that can be used for controlling those who are dependent. During the past 80 years a vast number of Americans have become totally dependent on the world’s most expensive medical system.
Both Medicaid and Medicare were created in 1965 and now they serve about 50% of the population. The Medicare program is a federally funded and administered health insurance program for retirees, disabled workers, and their spouses and dependents. Medicaid is a joint federal-state program through which states receive federal financial participation in their costs of furnishing health and long-term services to federally recognized groups of low-income families and individuals.
Column #290 March 26, 2021
I introduced Dr. Dale Bredesen in this column in September 2015. I reported then how his work had produced astoundingly positive results. But like most unconventional chronic disease treatments that bypass drugs and operations, his success with suppressing cognitive decline is still largely ignored. But that is nothing new. Unfortunately, because his “cure” is being ignored, the entire country is being negatively impacted.
During the past year everyone has watched the slow deterioration in Joe Biden’s mental faculties. I find it rather painful. You’d think the “incredibly smart” bureaucrats at the CDC, whom we’re supposed to worship while following their sage advice, would be ahead of the game in dealing with such an important person’s health. But they are MIA.
Column #289 March 19, 2021
Now you’re probably wondering how does “love” apply to nutrition, diet, and our daily lives? In my view it starts with this generalization; “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” That sounds familiar to many people, but these days it’s a rarity whether people are religious or sacrilegious. Too many people are complaining about how they were, and are, being treated, yet they treat others with even greater disdain. It’s a me-me-me world filled with hate.
Pastor Michael O’Neill, from Yakima, Washington, visited New Hope Church in Palm City, Florida and gave a four-series presentation on Love. It’s an important message for our times because these days too many people don’t know that love is a cornerstone of the Biblical message. That’s unfortunate because everyone should understand the concept and, if they want to be happy and healthy, apply it.
Column #288 March 12, 2021
A team of Japanese scientists used the world’s fastest super computer to evaluate the advantages of double masking. It’s been in the news. Even if you’ve already heard about it, it deserves more attention for a variety of reasons. First off. It’s an actual scientific approach to answering a basic question.
We’ve all seen the videos of Dr. Fauci saying it only makes sense that two masks are better than one. Immediately, to set a proper example, our new president started wearing two masks. Now there are quite a few people wearing two masks these days because they believe “it only makes sense.”
Column #287 March 5, 2021
You’ve got to be kidding me. Well, let’s examine the report titled “Unexpected Effect of Red Meat,” then let’s see what we think. First, let’s review the report’s opening quote and then I’ll provide a couple of definitions so we can understand how this works.
“Background: Repeated nucleotide sequences combined with proteins called telomeres cover chromosome ends and dictate cells’ lifespan. Many factors can modify telomere length, among them are: nutrition and smoking habits, physical activities and socioeconomic status measured by education level. The aim of the study was to determine the influence of above-mentioned factors on peripheral blood mononuclear cells telomere length.”1