Most people involved with natural healing usually advise specific
vitamin, mineral, or other food supplements, depending upon the state of health
of the person desiring to reverse something.
There is a lot of research being done to further understand
the physiological effects of these food factors.
The use of these natural
substances as medication has been hotly contested by most of the medical
profession. The average conventional physician feels that all factors necessary
for health can be gotten through the SAD (Standard American Diet) and that
additional supplements are a waste of money.
Practitioners that practice
natural healing feel that the SAD, in no way, supplies these needed elements in
quantities to promote health for several reasons.
For one, our foods are grown on
soils that have been depleted by intensive farming since 1940, using
petro-chemical fertilizers instead of manure, without a clue about the proper
understanding of the organic principles of land use and ecology.
Next, these farming methods have
stripped the soil of health promoting minerals like sulfur and zinc, which are
essentially void in the soil and ultimately the food.
Even if the food looks nutritious
it does not supply the same proportion of minerals that food 70 years ago
To make matters worse these
already mineral deficient foods are canned, stored for long periods, or cooked
improperly simply to extend shelf life. And the average person? Clueless as to
how to prevent loss of water-soluble vitamins from food, or destruction of
heat-unstable vitamins in cooking.
Then the refining of foods such
as we see on nearly every supermarket shelf is another cause of reduced food
Yet we think that the replacement
or addition of a few vitamins can duplicate or make up for the wholesale
destruction of our basic food groups.
Even if our food supply were the
best available and we were careful to eat only organic and unprocessed foods,
there is still the fact that we would still likely be nutritionally deficient.
If this were not true I would not have gone through a detox process after
taking the sulfur crystals with a diet that is 99% organic with no processed
foods, GMOs (soy, corn, cotton, canola), sodas, salmonella-ridden eggs, or
All of us have our own
biochemical makeup. As members of the homo sapiens and not exact replicas of a
common ancestor, we are basically evolving with unique variations in our
biochemical makeup and requirements.
There is documentation supporting
the fact a myriad of rare conditions have been recognized where due to a genetic
biochemical alteration, an individual may need many times the recommended
amount of a nutrient simply to maintain normal function and health. What is
less well known and/or recognized, is that it is far more common for there to
be a partial block in the ability for the body to utilize a nutrient. This
metabolic fault may be genetic or acquired.
An example of a genetic cause
would be the production of abnormal enzymes that are either deficient in number
or are unable to bind to their cofactors. Vitamins are cofactors for enzyme
Without this bond many
biochemical connections are unable to be completed, resulting in what may
appear to be a nutritional deficiency of a single nutrient, when in fact an
average, or even above average, amount of that nutrient is consumed in the
To correct this situation, a very
large amount of the cofactor must be supplied to “force” the enzyme reaction to
When we consider that even by the
most orthodox estimates and techniques of estimating the biochemical need of a nutrient,
as expressed by the recommended daily allowances of the known essential
nutrients, 1 to 2 percent of the population will need more than the RDAs of an
individual nutrient to maintain proper health.
When you multiply this 1 to 2
percent by the 50 or more known essential nutrients, you can see how probable
it is that a given individual might be nutritionally deficient in at least one
if not more of these essential factors, if the diet supplied only the RDA
From these observations the
concept of orthomolecular medicine was born. The literal meaning of
orthomolecular means the right molecule
and describes a form of healing that treats disease by supplying the right
amount of individual nutrients, according to the individual needs of the
Stress also places a further
burden on the body and rapidly depletes the stores of many vitamins. Tobacco,
alcohol, coffee, fluoride, GMOs, and air pollution do the same.
Then there’s the tongue. That wonderful bodily feature that overrides
the intelligence by acquiring a particular taste and making sure the body
sticks to it. Despite all the evidence proving that the physiology of the human
body, from the shape of the teeth to the convoluted shape of the intestines,
indicates that we should be consuming a plant-based diet, the tongue convinces
the intelligence that flesh and blood is the way to go.
Do you really believe that God
would not allow mankind to get vitamin B-12 and the essential amino acids from
a plant-based diet? That’s why sulfur was obtained from time immemorial through
manure, and it was this sulfur that enabled the body to produce vitamin B-12
and the essential amino acids. You can all thank the Rockefellers and their
endless quest for the Almighty Sign ($$$) for taking that away from you.
The aim of supplemental therapy
is to supply essential nutrients deficient in the body to aid in the healing
process. On some occasions, supplements are taken more for specific therapeutic
effects. In those cases the supplements are more like medicines and less like
nutrients. Examples of this would be taking high doses of garlic to dissolve
mucus or high doses of vitamins A and C to increase the effectiveness of the
body’s immune system.
One thing to watch out for is the
misconception of glandular therapy. Years ago, some naturopaths that succumbed
to the idiocy, suggested that taking the gland of some animal to aid recovery
in the human body was beneficial. But research has proven that animal glands
work for animals and will have an adverse effect on humans.
In closing, understand that your
body is continually undergoing a process of cellular death and rebirth. It is
essential for this continual regeneration and repair that all of the necessary
building blocks be made available.
Diet is one of, if not, the most
crucial factors in the production of health or disease.
One last bit. After writing
articles on diet, fasting and elimination I felt it was time to put my money
where my mouth was. So I did a three-day fast on water, carrot-apple-ginger
juice, and a drink that I made using Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, apple juice,
water, cinnamon and stevia. After the 3 days I loved the light feeling I
experienced and kept drinking the drink (recipe at the end), added smoothies,
and went raw. In two weeks I’ve lost 12 pounds with no loss in energy and still
followed my athletics regimen.
OK, here’s the drink recipe for
16 ounces (just double it for a quart): 3 tablespoons of Bragg’s apple cider
vinegar; 8 drops of stevia; ¼ teaspoon cinnamon; then roughly 8 ounces of
organic apple juice and the rest unfluoridated water. Then refrigerate it and
shake well before drinking as the cinnamon has a tendency to rise.
In the incredible 25 Amazing (and
Disturbing) Facts About the Hidden History of Medicine, NaturalNews writer S.D.
Wells exposes the conspiracy embarked upon by the pharmaceutical industry and
allopathic medicine to change the word patient to the word customer, for the
one and only purpose to make and extract money from wherever they possibly
In his fact “#16: Beginning in
the 1960’s”, blood thinners were made with chemicals from rat poison and pig
intestines, and Mr. Wells said this in his last paragraph:
“Ever heard of cayenne pepper and
an organic plant-based diet? Natural blood thinners and clot prevention
nutrients include omega-3 fatty acids, oil of oregano, apple cider vinegar,
vitamin C, ginseng, MSM (methylsulfonymethane aka organic sulfur crystals),
ginger, cayenne pepper, garlic, onions, prunes, cherries, cranberries, blueberries,
grapes, hawthorne berry, and even strawberries.”
He also talked about various fish
products. But, there ain’t no ocean in the world that is free of mercury,
radiation, toxic waste products, and other pollutants. So, why freaking eat
what’s loaded with all that crap?
If you go to www.healthtalkhawaii.com/ Products,
you can learn about the incredible
benefits of the MSM and a brief word about an insane super food. Oh yeah, after taking the sulfur for 21/2
days, my lifelong asthma disappeared and has not come back in 12 years.