Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
--Redd Foxx (John Elroy Sanford)
1. Passion 4 Life: There Is NO Sucralose!
Last week I mailed you all about a smart new nutritional product called Passion 4 Life. Many of you decided to try it; at the value-for-money the manufacturers are offering it would be crazy not to (less than $30 for a 30-ounce one-month supply; it should be $59.95 or $69.95).
Some of you went wandering around the site I sent you to, doing "research" and found--shock horror!-- it contains sucralose! Well, IT DOESN'T. These references were a mistake and have now been removed.
The whole point here is that the manufacturers tried several sweeteners (this is the hardest part of making disgusting tasting vitamins and minerals acceptable to the palate). They were currently trying sucralose when I met them*, after many other tries.
As you would expect, I asked them to remove the controversial sucralose and substitute agave and stevia. There are no artificial substances in the product I suggested for you. So those of you who worried about that can go back and order at the special favorable price I negotiated.
I repeat that this is the most comprehensive formula I have found EVER. Of course it does not have everything: there are no omega-3s, for example. That's not possible in a water-based mix, though it does have all the fat soluble vitamins in sufficient quantity.
I would want more magnesium and so on. But it's still the closest to perfect out there and here's the important point: it works amazing changes. People are recovering from chronic health conditions that they had previously tried everything to fix. That's more important than a theoretical discussion of ingredients.
There are lots of testimonials on the Passion 4 Life website, including Mohammad Ali's nephew, Regis Philbin and John Assaraf, who all agreed this was the best they had ever tried.
There is even a flourishing group of parents of autistic children who swear by this product. The kids are transformed mentally, when taking proper nourishment.
I have already mentioned the favorable brain scan changes after just 15 minutes of taking this product. Within 3 minutes, blood changes from dangerous rouloux of red cells to healthy blood. The proof? You can see an actual video of this remarkable alteration on their website.
I have written you a special eBook, which you can download here, telling you why I think this product is great:
*I've been taking the sucralose version myself, with no ill effects, until the new formulation was ready!
2. Autism, The Misery and Uncertainty Continues.
Those who have been my subscribers any length of time know where I stand on the mercury-autism link. There isn’t one!
Now a new study has shown yet again that exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines in infancy or in the womb is not associated with an increased risk for developing autism.
Of course mere facts and good science don’t worry the Internet “experts”, who ramble on about conspiracies to hide the truth, as if every scientist and doctor in the world was a corrupted puppet of Big Pharma.
They have their prejudice and are not going to let mere evidence sway them from their rigid views.
The fact is, as I have said often, kids get autism who have never had any vaccinations, never mind whether with mercury or not.
Moreover there is the problem of explaining why boys have a far higher incidence of autism than girls. That suggests genes are at least partly involved [see next article]. Mercury should not selectively attack one gender or the other.
This latest study should put the mercury theory to bed once and for all (provided Joe Mercola, Mike Adams and writer’s like them get a grip on the evidence). It showed that children who developed autism spectrum disorder (ASD) actually had less exposure to vaccines with mercury than children who developed normally.
Researchers even looked into the possibility of damage caused by vaccines given to the children's mothers while they were pregnant and still found no connection. This was a conscientious study, welcomed by any scientific-minded person.
Thimerosal was removed from most vaccines given to infants and children soon after the study participants were born. The one exception is most flu vaccines, which still contain the preservative.
The ASD controversy rages still and we are not really any nearer understanding this awful impediment.
Dr Andrew Wakefield’s study showing autism was associated with “rogue” measles virus loose in the gut of autistic kids is the only study to date which has shown any connection between vaccination and autism. The only one, ya hear? [Gawsh, I’ve lived in the US so many years now I’m starting to sound American!)
Of course they trashed Dr Wakefield with an unprecedented “witch hunt” style personal vendetta against him. But I think he might have had something: I know kids who have not been vaccinated but developed autism. They had a vaccinated sibling with autism and so may have “caught” autism, which would fit with the rogue virus model.
Meantime, cases of autism continue to rise throughout the world. The CDC now estimates that as many as one in 110 children in the U.S. develop autism, though in other countries the actual incidence is hotly debated, never mind whether it is rising or not.
Let me finish by repeating the hard-to-swallow truth: that children with the greatest mercury exposures had slightly lower rates of autism than those who received fewer mercury-containing vaccines or none at all.
This was a very nicely designed and carried out study that should be the end of the discussion. Anyone still touting the mercury story is stuck to yesterday’s science.
[Freed, G. et al. Pediatrics, March 1, 2010, Parental Vaccine Safety Concerns 2009.]
OK, I've mentioned it three times--and this to an older demographic! Still, we all have kids with grandkids etc...
In the previous section I mentioned the idea of autism having a gene connection, which might explain why boys are affected more commonly than girls. In fact boys are affected four times more often than girls.
That pretty well rules out vaccination or mercury. But what does it tell us?
There may be a gene connection. It’s too early to say but a new study (published only a week ago) has shown a gene variant that affects only males.
An international team led by Dr. John Vincent, of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, examined specific genes in almost 3,000 people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 246 others with intellectual disability. They then compared that data to genes from more than 10,000 control individuals.
The team found that mutations in the PTCHD1 (pronounced "patched") gene are linked to inherited forms of autism and intellectual disability in about 1% of affected people in the study. It was not found in any of the controls, however.
This is not enough to be an answer. Merely a clue. The PTCHD gene is typically located on the single X-chromosome in males.
Genes are not a proper answer, as you have heard me say. Genes only “express” in suitable conditions.
But the fact that a dangerous gene exists and could be triggered by food allergies, pollutants, rogue viruses etc. would fit well within the model I have taught for over 30 years: that of environmentally, induced disease agents switching genes “on” or “off”. See my book Diet Wise.
It would similarly explain the 1,000s of cases I saw where kids recovered dramatically on good nutrition, chemical detox, food and other allergies clean up, etc.
How about a visit to the medicine of the future? How to avoid getting old? Good topic?
I'm doing you a full report on this soon but a few days ago Vivien and I were invited to see a great medical concept being born in Las Vegas
(no, it wasn't roll a dice and see how long you are going to live!)
You may not have heard of the concept of concierge medicine yet. Cenegenics have moved into this field. But they are expensive ($20K a year and up) and limited (largely growth hormone and getting pumped).
Graham Simpson MD, a pal of Larry Dossey and Norman Shealy, has come up with a better concept. It's only $250 a month and covers a whole spectrum of approaches to maintaining health indefinitely. He uses the acronym INTEGRAL, which stands for the following:
Inflammation is now recognized as the cause of most chronic disease and aging itself.
The right foods and insulin control (less carbs) is central to all current aging models).
The present level of chemicals in our food, water supply, and indoor/outdoor environment all of which promote the increase in “silent inflammation.”
Exercise, along with nutrition, form two of the pillars of wellness.
Graded Aesthetic Enhancement
Graded beauty enhancement services focus not only on the skin, but also enhance beauty from within.
Restoration of Hormones
We age largely because our hormones decline. Hormone restoration is the secret to maintaining vitality as we enter our 4th and 5th decade.
Nutraceuticals are the components of foods and dietary supplements that heal. They include antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, fish oils, herbs, minerals, and vitamins.
Lifelong (Mind-Body) Learning
Next week I will share with you how to get a free $750 body scan at one of the new medical facilities.
I think this is going to be BIG!
Here's a shot of Viv and me with Simpson (the tall dude!) and Kale Flagg, the general manager.
5. There Is Always Good In The World.
I don't know how many of you saw the sensational horse rescue in Holland of 2006. Even if you saw the footage before, watch again. It's very moving. I love the music by Greek composer Vangelis. It's "The Conquest Of Paradise" from the movie 1492.
Watch it over and over. It will remind you there are good things in the world and there always will be!
6. What's In A Word?
Lying, false, untruthful.
Comes from the Latin (as most words do!) mendax, mendacium: lie.
The noun is mendacity, sometimes mendaciousness (Yuck!)
So, that's all for this week!
Be well; find the sacred in all you do, otherwise don't do it!
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