Perhaps you have noticed in the supermarket two new plant-based meat alternatives. One, Beyond Meat and the other, Impossible Burger. Burger King now offers an “Impossible Whopper”, and McDonalds has tested a Beyond Meat burger in Canadian markets. KFC has experimented with a Beyond fried chicken too. Its popularity is growing because unlike traditional vegetarian burgers, these products taste very much like meat. I am certain you will be seeing it offered at many other restaurants soon.
The additional appeals are that these products will result in a reduction in the environmental stressors in raising beef and chickens, and appeal to people with a conscious awareness about the harvesting of those animals. A video with a spokesperson for Impossible Burger claims that this alternative meat source will result in 75% less water usage and generate 87% less greenhouse gases from the elimination of methane released from cows and require 95% less land compared to the production of equal amounts of conventional ground beef from cows all while providing adequate protein for us. That sounds great but is this true?
Here is a comparison between the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger:
The Beyond Meat burger is soy free and gluten free (without a bun). The Impossible burger is not. However, the other ingredients are basically equal to the Impossible Burger in terms of protein, fat, fiber, and sodium.
The actual ingredients in each break down more specifically in this diagram.
If we look deeper at some of the ingredients in both we see wheat and soy as the main protein in the Impossible Burger and pea protein isolate as the main protein in the Beyond Burger. Soy is GMO (genetically modified) ....
The Mediterranean diet is well known for its health benefits. One reason for this is the plentiful use of olives and olive oil. The olive tree spread throughout the Mediterranean basin 6000 years ago and is among the oldest known cultivated trees in the world. All three major religions have used or continue to use olive oil for special religious ceremonies. This history and the respect that was given to olives and olive oil was formed by the wisdom of people thousands of years ago who were using olive oil regularly and saw its first-hand benefits. Here is what research is showing us today that gives support to our ancestors’ intuition and practices.
Olive oil has been shown to:
Protect against cardiovascular disease by lowering LDL cholesterol. In one study, they monitored the food intake of 100,000 men and women who were free of cancer, heart disease, and stroke at baseline over a 24-year period. After adjusting for major diet and lifestyle factors, compared with non-consumers, those with an olive oil intake over ½ tablespoon per day in place of other fats such as butter, had a 15% lower risk of any kind of cardiovascular disease and a 21% lower risk of coronary artery disease. Olives are also high in vitamin E, and olive oil increases nitric oxide and therefore circulation.
Help with oxidative stress, pain and inflammation which could help many arthritic conditions....Click to keep reading...
You may find it hard to believe but the F.D.A. has in five separate instances over the past 42 years, approved magnetic therapy for a multitude of health conditions ranging from non-union fracture, urinary incontinence, side effects from spinal fusion, the treatment of depression and anxiety, brain cancer, and general wellness. The therapeutic results were from P.E.M.F. devices. P.E.M.F. is a therapy using pulsed electro-magnetic fields. This is different from the electromagnetic fields that are emitted from all the electric devices that surround us such as power lines, computer screens, T.V.’s, and other household appliances that are continuous EMF’s and considered disruptive to our bodies own electromagnetic field. PEMF on the other hand is generated at frequencies and at a strength level considered beneficial to our bodies.
In addition to what the FDA has approved there are many studies that show PEMF can help with the following conditions:
Edema/Inflammation from acute injuries
Fibromyalgia/General Pain and swelling
Increasing blood circulation and lymphatic flow
Migraines and other headaches
Tendonitis and Myositis (tendon and muscle inflammation)
Improving range of motion
Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Increasing stem cell production
Helping your immune system
Here is a sample of the over 2000 studies done with PEMF.
Beneficial PEMF’s are magnetic fields that closely resemble the geo-magnetic fields of the earth if our body is in direct contact with it or we are exposed to the earth’s atmosphere. The earth’s core, (the magma) is liquid iron and the movement of the magma as the earth spins is what creates the magnetic field of the earth and creates the north and south poles of the earth. Lightning creates the other magnetic frequency into the atmosphere. Together these make up what is called Schumann Resonances. It was NASA scientists investigating why astronauts lost 1-2% of their bone mass for each month in space that determined it was due in part to their leaving the magnetic exposure of the earth and more specifically the lack of exposure to the Schumann Resonances of these earth based PEMFs. Generally, Schumann Resonances are frequencies in the 7.8 Hz to 45 Hz range and it was the loss of exposure to these frequencies that resulted in bone loss. Hz represents Hertz or frequency. Frequency sounds like frequently and that is exactly what it is, it is how many times it vibrates per second. Three out of the five brain waves have frequencies in this range. Conversely, cell phones and cordless telephones are in the megahertz and gigahertz range. They are vibrating in the million and billion times per second. Considering all the electrical devices we encounter and how little exposure we get from natural magnetic fields PEMF may be a novel way to treat chronic illness. Below is a diagram that summarizes the benefits of PEMF:
How PEMF works
The main mechanism by which PEMF works is how the magnetic field helps all cells become healthier by improving mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are like mini batteries in that they produce energy for the body. The more mitochondria you have and the more efficient they are, the healthier you will be. Mitochondria produce ATP for us to use for energy and help us with detoxification. It is believed that a device generating a PEMF field into an area will give the cells within that magnetic field the energy to recharge its batteries (mitochondria) and cellular health. Wherever you place the device whether it is over an area of pain, or a bone that has osteoporosis, over the brain if someone has a migraine or depression or over the abdomen for digestive problems, it will help heal the cells by improving mitochondrial efficiency and increase circulation to a painful, irritated, or toxic area. PEMF increases our production ofstem cells which are vitally important in our ability to heal damaged areas. PEMF also increases endorphins such as Dopamine and Serotonin. Some people think of PEMF as magnetically induced cellular exercise.
History of magnetic therapy
Magnetic therapy is not a new idea. The use of lodestones (magnetic rocks) was used by Hindus in 4000 B.C., and in 2000 B.C. Chinese physicians used lodestones on acupuncture points. Hippocrates around 400 B.C. used lodestones for headaches and both Paracelsus in the 1500’s and German physician Frank Mesmer in the 1800’s used lodestones to treat seizures and psychiatric disorders. Mesmer was so well known that it is his name where the term “mesmerized” comes from. There were others who contributed to magnetic therapy including most notably, Tesla who in the early 20th century developed the Tesla coil, which is like PEMF.
Our furry friends
PEMF is not just for humans. There are many Veterinarians who are adopting PEMF in the treatment of their patients. Dr. Marty Goldstein (no relation) is one of them. Dr. Marty is the author of The Nature of Animal Healing: The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat. Dr. Marty has been practicing for over 40 years and is a well-known proponent in the use of PEMF for his client’s pets. Not surprisingly, this therapy is also used for horses and in many cases some of the most valuable racehorses in the world.
Looking for a PEMF device can be a confusing experience. Many devices claim that low level frequencies in the Schumann Resonance level is all that is needed to treat multitudes of health issues. However, at those frequencies the power of the magnetic field, (referred to as gauss) is not that strong. At a frequency or (Hertz) of 10-30 cycles per second, it would be hard for any device to generate a power output to penetrate much more than an inch below the surface of the skin. Therefore, it would require a much longer treatment time. Increasing the power output (gauss) would have to slow down the frequency. Therefore, for clinical problems deeper within the body requires a gauss level that many devices do not offer. With the lower-level machines which might have a gauss level of 200-500 gauss a treatment might take hours, whereas the stronger devices with gauss levels of 5000-10,000 gauss a treatment might be 10 minutes. Even with a stronger gauss, the magnetic field diminishes considerably deep in the body. According to Dr William Pawluk MD, (who has been in the PEMF field for 25 years) approximately 1000 gauss is needed for each inch of penetration into the body and ideally you want to deliver approximately 15 gauss to the target tissue. There is no one size fits all. There are times when low power and higher frequency work better and there are times when high power lower frequency works better. The analogy of lifting weights comes to mind. Is it better to curl 15 pounds 25x or 35 pounds 6x? They both have their benefits.
I just bought a device for the practice that includes both the lower-level power with higher Schumann frequencies and the higher gauss/lower frequency combination. The max output is 7400 gauss, certainly capable of delivering the needed 15 gauss up to 6 inches deep into the body in most people.
PEMF is one of the best kept secrets in the wellness arena and it is painless to do and has no side effects. If anyone wants to experience what it is like, call the office and we can set up a time to give you a demonstration with it. The only contraindication is having a pacemaker or any other battery device and pregnancy. Therefore, a hearing aid would need to be removed before treatment.
As we end this unusual year, I thought it would be worthwhile to give some attention and thanks to the whistleblowers. Those people who stuck their necks out to deliver revelatory truths about the pandemic. A whistleblower is a person who informs or makes disclosure on a person or organization engaged in an illicit activity. In most cases, they just speak out about a wrongful practice that could result in personal attacks against themselves. The following spoke out and even though they were ridiculed and humiliated by others, they did so with the interest of righting a wrong. In my mind, these are some of the unsung heroes of this pandemic.
Dr. Li Wenliang
Last December while working as an eye doctor at a hospital in Wuhan, he sent a message to fellow doctors warning them of a virus he was seeing in the hospital that looked a lot like the SARS virus from 2003. Soon after this, he was investigated by police for “spreading rumors” and told to “stop making false comments”. He later died in early February from Covid-19 at the age of 34. When he died, hundreds of thousands of people turned his Weibo page (like Facebook), into a public outpouring of both sorrow for his fate and anger towards Chinese officials for their unfair portrayal of his actions. ....
There is probably no subject that will incite a wellspring of emotional reaction during this pandemic than the one surrounding the importance of wearing a mask. Of course, they work and if more people wore them, we would be done with this pandemic by now…right? Before we rush to agree with what seems to be obvious, let us look at some interesting scientific facts.
The SARS CoV 2 virus is .07 microns in size, but surgical masks and cotton masks allow the passage of material in size anywhere from 15 to 50 microns, respectively. Therefore, the space between a surgical mask’s fibers is 150 times bigger than a SARS CoV 2 virus and about 450 times bigger in a cotton mask. To further illustrate the size of a CoV 2 virus, you could line up 1000 SARS CoV 2 viruses along the width of a human hair.
Then there is the blockage of water droplets or aerosols. Aerosols range in size from .7 microns to 10 microns. Therefore, while most water droplets (10-15 microns) may be blocked initially from the front of the mask, water droplets and aerosols may easily pass through the sides of cotton masks into the ambient air.
A surgical mask’s fibers fare a little better but the opening in the fibers is still 50 times bigger than the virus and 1.5 to 50 times bigger than water droplets. In both cases, this is akin to using a chain-link fence to stop a gnat, a fly, or a golf ball from coming into your backyard. N95 masks, are much more effective and can block 95% of particles as small as .3 microns. There is also an N99 mask which block 99% of all particles .3 microns or larger. Both the N95 and N99 masks are really meant for health care workers who may be exposed to aerosol from patients with Covid-19 or other viruses. Anyone who is serious about avoiding SARS CoV 2 would want to wear an N95 or N99 mask (it is really a low-level respirator) that is properly fitted for them. However, be aware N95 masks ... keep reading
The W.H.O. (the World Health Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Established after World War II, on April 7th 1948 on a date now celebrated as World Health Day, the organization grew out of the International Sanitary Conferences, which convened between 1851-1938 to combat disease such as cholera, yellow fever, and bubonic plague. Its self-proclaimed mission is the “attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”. It’s interests globally include advocating for universal healthcare, monitoring public health risks, setting health standards and guidelines, coordinating international responses to health emergencies, fighting infectious diseases like HIV and tuberculosis, and promoting better nutrition, housing and sanitation in the name of overall well-being. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, it employs 7000 staff across six regional offices and 150 field offices. At the head of it all is Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the former health minister of Ethiopia, who began his five-year term as
Director General in 2017. Tedros is not a medical doctor, he has a PhD in philosophy of community health and a Master of Science in Immunology and Diseases.
Historically the W.H.O. has undoubtedly achieved many monumental benefits in underdeveloped countries through improved sanitation, and some vaccinations. However, there has been criticism arising from some sources about its more recent aggressive agenda in its vaccine policies and any potential conflict of interests it may have with its financial contributors.
The top 20 contributors of the World Health Organization
In the diagram above, a list of the 20 largest financial contributors to the W.H.O. are listed. As an off shoot of the United Nations you might expect that the largest contributors would be countries, but with a more careful look, countries are marked in dark blue, and voluntary contributions are marked in light blue. Clearly there are more contributions coming from voluntary sources than from countries. Voluntary contributions equal 75% of the financial support of the W.H.O. The largest voluntary contributor and second only to the United States is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with over 500 million dollars. The GAVI alliance is the fourth largest contributor. GAVI is the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations. Established in 2000 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with an initial 750 million dollars, it has dispersed over 13 billion dollars in support of immunization efforts for poorer countries. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged has pledged another 1.6 billion for the next five years. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the head of UNICEF, along with the head of the World Health Organization are all on the board of directors of GAVI.
When the second swine flu or H1N1 flu hit in 2009 the W.H.O. predicted there would be 7 million deaths without the vaccine. When the numbers showed that only 150,000 -575,000 deaths occurred, and when there were cases of disability and death resulting from the H1N1 vaccine, The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) questioned the W.H.O.’s handling of the 2009 swine flu pandemic, saying its recommendation to stockpile antivirals and vaccines wasted public funds. PACE also concluded there was “overwhelming evidence that the seriousness of the pandemic was vastly overrated by the W.H.O., and that the drug industry had influenced the organizations decision making”. A joint investigation by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) said that there were serious conflicts of interest between the W.H.O. who proposed heavy vaccinations, and the pharmaceutical companies which created them.
Further evidence of the sordid relationship between the W.H.O. and a pharmaceutical company was a 2019 congressional report that concluded Purdue Pharma had influenced WHO’s opioid guidelines. In case you missed it, Purdue Pharma is now bankrupt from lawsuits after promoting its opioid painkiller OxyContin so vigorously it helped ignite the opioid epidemic resulting in an average of 50,000 deaths each of the past few years from overdosing.
On October 18th, 2019, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation teamed with The John Hopkins Center for Health Security, The World Economic Forum and GAVI to host Event 201 which was a “fictional virtual pandemic event involving a coronavirus”. While the W.H.O. did not participate in this, what an extraordinarily odd coincidence that this was done just a few months before the Covid-19 pandemic started.
Assuming the best means that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes that working with various agencies such as the World Health Organization to propose mass vaccination programs will save millions of lives world-wide. Assuming the worst acknowledges that monetary contributions buys influence and there may be a conflict of interest between the W.H.O. and their financial benefactors having investments in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that would be used for vaccines. Has the W.H.O.’s prime directive to become a facilitator for the pharmaceutical company’s vaccine industry? What health initiatives would the W.H.O. be focusing on if not for the hundreds of millions of dollars contributed by those interests? For reasons I could only speculate on, the news media relies heavily upon the recommendations of the W.H.O. as the ultimate arbiter for medical advice. Facebook and YouTube have recently censored oppositional content from doctors and scientists because it was contrary to the recommendations of the W.H.O.
There are seven pharmaceutical companies rushing to produce over a billion doses of a Covid-19 vaccine under Operation Warp Speed. With that in mind, it behooves us to understand the risks to rush a vaccine. We only need to look at what happened in 1976 when a swine flu broke out at Fort Dix NJ, when David Lewis a healthy 19-year-old died within hours of collapsing from the virus. It led to a frenetic push to develop and administer a vaccine to all Americans. The program was stopped at 45 million people. It turned out that the virus that took the life of David Lewis killed about 30 people, but the resulting vaccine caused 450 people to develop Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare form of paralysis and the vaccine program was discontinued before more could be injured. It later resulted in 3.5 billion dollars in damages to those injured. At the time, Dr. Martin Goldfield a pathologist, was the assistant commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and he pleaded with the federal agencies to restrain from mass inoculation and to take a wait and see approach. His recommendation was over-ruled and although the side effects from the vaccine ultimately vindicated his views, he suffered professionally because of a reluctance to follow the prevailing vaccination agenda. To be fair to the vaccine debate, it seems that those who were vaccinated seemed to have better immunity to the more recent 2009 Swine flu. Despite this, vaccine safety should be a rigorous process and in the coming months when the first vaccines become available, I would emphasize a cautious approach to anyone who is considering getting a vaccine despite any deflection of fear by the W.H.O., or any other health agency or official.
Last week, AstraZeneca stalled their Covid-19 vaccine program because one of the participants developed a severe reaction called transverse myelitis, which can resemble Multiple Sclerosis and can cause paralysis. The 37-year old healthy woman from England experienced weakness, diminished motor function and pain in her arms. And yesterday Johnson and Johnson stalled their Covid-19 vaccine because one of their participants came down with an unexplained illness.
The news abounds with reports of new cases of Covid-19 throughout the world based on RT-PCR testing. Just this past Sunday September 12th, the U.S. and Brazil both reported approximately 45,000 cases and about 1000 deaths from Covid-19, indicating about a 2% fatality rate. Israel has stiffened its lockdown with 150,000 case positives and approximately 1000 deaths as well for a fatality rate of less than 1%.
Kary Mullis PhD in biochemistry won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1993 for inventing the RT-PCR testing that is being used to detect Covid-19 “cases” today. The technique finds a fragment of genetic material (DNA) and doubles it through repeated cycles amplifying the material to see if there is an appreciable amount of a fragment of the DNA of the virus. However, Covid-19 is an RNA virus. How does an RNA virus get converted to DNA for validation through RT-PCR testing and what potential problems could arise from this testing?
When a nasal or saliva swab is used for testing it will contain hundreds if not thousands of bacteria and viruses all of which contain RNA and DNA including corona viruses from the common cold that could sabotage the accuracy of the test. It will also have DNA of the person being tested...
In the 1800’s there were two contemporary French scientists whose research contributed mightily to our views of how medicine and the public approach an infection or a health crisis like the pandemic we are seeing today.
Our airwaves are filled with talk about immunology, viral shedding, PCR testing, and protocols such as social distancing and mask wearing requirements as a result from the emergence of the Covid-19 virus. In large measure we have Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) to credit for this. Pasteur is credited with the germ theory of disease. This theory says that there are fixed, external germs (or microbes) which invade the body and cause a variety of separate, definable diseases. To get well, you need to identify and then kill whatever made you sick. Pasteur’s “monomorphic” germ theory required drugs, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy as well as vaccines to keep germs at bay.
Claude Bernard (1813-1878), along with a more brilliant contemporary Antoine Bechamp (1816-1908) who built upon Bernard’s work developed his own theory of health and disease which revolved around “pleomorphism” which in contrast to Pasteur, contended that there were small particles in every plant and animal cell (microzymas) that could change form, function and create toxicity when the terrain of the body was in an unhealthy state. Bechamp’s Biological Terrain theory also naturally becomes vulnerable to external harmful microzyma or germs, but he saw germs as opportunistic to a weakened terrain. Bechamp’s biological terrain theory sees our bodies as mini-ecosystems, or biological terrains in which nutritional status, level of toxicity and pH or acid/alkaline balance, exercise, and fresh air play key roles in health. Not surprisingly, Bechamp argued strenuously against vaccines asserting that “the most serious disorders may be provoked by the injection of living organisms into the blood”. However, Pasteur and his like-minded contemporary Robert Koch won the propaganda war favoring the germ theory and what eventually became the foundation of medical thought including the widespread use of patented medications and vaccines.
However, even though Pasteur and Bechamp were adversaries throughout their lives, it is known that Pasteur on his death bed said, “Le microbe n’est rien, le terrain est tout.” (The microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything).
When taking a deep breath in, it is a common mistake that people lift their shoulders and expand their chest to do so. This method is not efficient and if done repeatedly would result in feelings of anxiousness especially if you were in a situation where you were finding it difficult to breathe such as with asthma or if you had a lung infection. The more natural and efficient breathing technique would result in the expansion of your abdomen on inhalation. This would indicate the diaphragm is lowering to help the expansion of the lungs downward to fill with air. Conversely, the stomach would move back inward when exhaling, and no movement of the shoulders or chest would occur.
There are two techniques that can help you get the air you need without working so hard. Pursed lips breathing and diaphragmatic (also called belly or abdominal) breathing. Pursed lips breathing helps you focus, slow your breathing down and stay calm.
Pursed lips breathing should be used during and after....
We are in mid-June, the lockdown restrictions in N.J. are easing, and businesses will be opening with certain modifications to protect against further spreading of Covid-19 in a second wave of infections.
Amid these positive changes, some troubling facts have come to light in the past few weeks about 1. The statistical analysis used to justify the lockdown, 2. The sudden disparaging attack on the drug Hydroxychloroquine and 3. Operation Warp Speed - the rush for a Covid-19 vaccine.
You may not know his name but he is the lead scientist at the Imperial College London and it was his team and his computer epidemiological modeling coding that sparked the prediction of millions of deaths that would occur from Covid-19 if a complete lockdown by governments across the globe didn’t occur. Specifically, he predicted 500,000 deaths in the U.K. and 2.2 million deaths in the U.S. His coding analysis was withheld for six weeks...