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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
Column #287 February 26, 2021
How sustainable are you? Webster defines the word as “a: of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged, and b: of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods.”
Many people worry about farmers, ranchers, lumberjacks, and fishermen being sustainable, but what about their own lives? Modern lifestyles are nearly 100% interdependent compared to 150 years ago. If you started to list all of your dependancies, it would take several sheets of paper to complete the list. Even with substantial income most people are nearly 100% dependent on others for everything.
America’s meat production industry (ranchers, meat processors, and businesses that specialize in their needs) is coming under the gun. That’s because it may not be long before the only meat messages you’ll be allowed to see and hear will be full retard harangues about cattle damaging the environment, eating meat causes heart disease and cancer, and raising cattle harms cattle!
Some multi-multi billionaires such as Bill Gates, George Soros, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Jeff Bezos, Mark Cuban, and similar types, believe they know best how us plebs should be functioning. This doesn’t mean that every idea they have is stupid; far from it. But for a fact they are imperfect people just like the rest of us. With all that can be known in this world, just like any clique, they are equally susceptible to myths, conspiracy theories, and total ignorance just like plebs.
There’s lots of talk these days about Equity and Equality. According to “Merriam Webster,” equity is “justice according to natural law or right. Specifically: freedom from bias or favoritism.” Equality is “the quality or state of being equal.”
Tyranny is required to mandate equality which by definition causes inequities. Equity creates inequality because every individual has God given rights to freely make their own decisions.
Around 55 years ago my view of food was that it was mostly for energy. With it I could power through the day and all was good. It really didn’t matter what I ate as long as it provided the fuel (calories) my adult body and “sharp mind” required. There were bonuses too. If I ate really yummy stuff that was a delight. There were also the social benefits. Sharing fun foods with others was really a hoot.
That was all well and good until 30 years later. By then I was overweight and not feeling like everything was in tiptop shape. So I was thinking that maybe I should start getting annual physicals like everyone else. Most of my friends were being prescribed drugs to make sure they didn’t drop dead. That seemed important.