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Column #309 August 5, 2021
What you say? The middle and upper-middle class get wiped out!?!?! And it only takes a couple of months? It’s like zap? Today the younger ones are focused on spoiling their kids, working at their professions, and taking their vacations while the elder citizens are enjoying their retirement. Then zap, in midstream while enjoying the good life, it’s no more?
Sounds crazy I know. And if it does, then I urge you to take a gander at the big picture. Please, now is the time. I simply urge everyone to wake up, set aside some time, and watch three videos about world history. As the saying goes, “History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” And if it rhymes it’s mandatory for you to be ahead of the curve rather than be a victim of complacency.
Column #308 July 30, 2021
Everyone must be responsible for their personal health and the health of their dependent family members. If that wasn’t the case, I wouldn’t have any customers. Think about that. Show me where the CDC, USDA MyPlate, and the medical/pharmaceutical industry recommend grass-fed “red” meats and Omega-3 meats. The CDC/NIH bigwigs do not even admit they know about Omega-3 Chicken. Yet I know they do because I was involved with NIH personnel in two excellent studies utilizing Omega-3 chicken and grass-fed meat.1 2
The “authorities” will not recommend food for suppressing and preventing chronic diseases. That’s because the big money is in drugs and operations and the “law” backs them up. What they do recommend is a balanced diet which includes nearly every food in existence, many which exacerbate chronic conditions. Since at least some of the CDC/NIH professionals know the difference, why don’t we hear from them? And why don’t we hear from the medical professionals and scientists who have concerns regarding the vaccines and COVID mandates?
Column #307 June 23, 2021
Quality, like art and beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to evaluating diets and food, there are many beholders. The quality of the food we eat is defined by its hedonic rewards and/or by its homeostatic satisfaction. Hedonic describes the pleasures produced and homeostatic refers to how well the chemistry matches physical needs.
It wasn’t until I was 55 years old (1999) that I started focusing on the homeostatic approach to human health. At that time I was starting to hit the wall in terms of health and my conversion to understanding the importance of food chemistry was inspired by “Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Health and Disease and Growth and Development” by Dr. Artemis Simopoulos. I quickly discovered I had a lot to learn and a lot of changing to do.1 2
Column# 306 July 16, 2021
Big Tech’s greed and manipulations for milking the system know no boundaries. Because Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Apple, and similar international businesses are major players in every country in the world, all of humanity is experiencing the greatest concentration of power ever to be in the hands of so few people. Unfortunately, as these powerful monopolies grow bigger and more powerful they destroy free markets and freedom. In the process their lust for more money, power, and control can never be satisfied. Therefore, just like politicians, the greater their power, the more corrupt they become. Seeking to avoid the money-power trap is the reason why Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Inc., gave away most of his vast fortune.1
The greed and cold-hearted manipulation that grip the world’s monied oligarchs have gone too far. It’s so extreme these days they’ve even earned numerous enemies on both sides of the political aisle in many countries, which in itself is an unusual feat. As a result, there’s plenty of commentary being bandied about these days complaining about evil oligarchs who are blinded by hubris and greed.2
Column #305 July 9, 2021
A lot of folks, from both sides of the aisle, think they know the history of slavery. But what they know is mostly what’s in the MSM and what they remember from grade school. Very few people really know its history. In other words, what they don’t know would fill most of the history books ever written. So, let’s do a quick overview of slavery’s history and highlight some interesting points.
To begin with, slavery rarely occurred among hunter-gatherer populations. Mass slavery requires economic surpluses, upper and middle class members of society, and high population-density to be viable. That’s why it was only after the invention of agriculture during the Neolithic Revolution, about 11,000 years ago, that it became viable.1
Column #304 July 2, 2021
There are natural balances in the solar system, the atmosphere, the ocean, the land, between animal and plant kingdoms, between nation states, world trade, finances at all levels, human relationships, personal health, and more. When natural balances are conflicted, chaos reigns. This also applies to diet.
Humans require a very finite balance of nutrients. In many instances their bodies can regulate certain nutrients such as salt, saturated fats, acidity, and more. But in certain cases bodies can’t synthesize essential requirements and they must eat them to have them. Without a proper balance of nutrients human bodies fail over time and those failures are called chronic diseases.
Column #303 June 25, 2021
People believe humans are intelligent beings, but history indicates that making sophisticated tools and toys is not the best measure for separating humans from animals. That’s because, unlike most animals in their natural state, humans can fall prey to some really crazy, self-destructive ideas.
Nearly every American goes to school for at least 12 years. In nearly all cases they are taught their State’s history, American history, and world history. Unfortunately, most students do not understand the purpose of history lessons nor the context of the history they’re taught. Worst of all, they can’t remember most of what they were taught. Every day we’re exposed to examples of historical ignorance and the consequences of that ignorance. Yet we do nothing about it even though most of us understand what that means. As Edmund Burke (1729-1797) said long ago: "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."
Column #302 June 18, 2021
Our minds are programable. If we do not program our minds on a daily basis, then someone else will program them for us and it might not be in our best interests. This column deals with mind control on a couple of levels—freedom and health.1
There are influencers and influencing factors during our lives that have programed our minds and set the stage for how we program our minds going forward. Here’s a typical list:● Parents, siblings, and other relatives.● Church and religious beliefs.● Friends and neighbors.● Schools, summer camps, and teachers.● Sports, coaches, and leisure time activities.● Hobbies● Our communities.● Negative events.● Positive events.● Our attentiveness to current events and world history.● The jobs we have done.
Column #301 June 11, 2021
The controversial Alzheimer's treatment called Aduhelm (aducanumab) won FDA approval last Monday via the accelerated approval pathway. By using this pathway, the agency approves a drug for a serious or life-threatening illness that may provide meaningful therapeutic benefit over existing treatments while there remains some uncertainty about the drug's clinical benefit. It’s similar to the approval process for the new COVID-19 vaccines.1
Is this treatment for a chronic disease a huge breakthrough for its developer, Biogen, and a feather in the cap for the entire pharmaceutical industry? Or is it another big-time, moneymaking scam that will pay huge dividends to the pharmaceutical industry and cost patients and taxpayers alike? Well, it might not be a scam in that it is labeled as experimental and the side effects are well known. Yet, if it doesn’t actually work, then it’s a scam.
Column #300 June 4, 2021
I overheard an interesting comment recently. It was referring to the joy of being free of self-imposed restrictions on what to eat. The point was made in regards to no longer eating like a caveman with its many disadvantages. The diet of man labels you as weird, too many good things to eat must be avoided, social connections with friends are gravely compromised, and one needs to focus too much attention on food chemistry. All of those points can certainly be valid complaints.
But what is freedom? Does it imply no restrictions on your behavior whatsoever? The caveman was completely free—yet he wasn’t by a long shot. How could anyone survive in the wilds being totally free of self restraint? They can’t of course which is why there are jokes about Darwin’s law improving the species by thinning out the people who do foolish things.