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Fri Nov 23, 2001


WARNING: Your Life Is At Risk.

"This Special Report Can Help You Reduce Your Odds of Contracting One of the Eight Deadly Diseases of the WesternWorld."

By Paul Devlin


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Note: this report is fairly long. You may want to print itbefore you read it.
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Yes, your life and my life are currently at risk. A warning isdefinitely needed for the Western world, and particularly forAmericans who are eating out of grocery stores and resaurants. 

Like the aristocrats of ancient Rome, we are literally eating ourselves to an early death. It is my opinion that with a little bit of basic knowledge, supported by statistics and research from the cutting edge of health and science, people can take some simple steps and put the odds of living a longer healthier life back in their favor. We have identified 8 major diseases that have been sweeping the land since the 1940's. All of them were virtually unheard of at the turn of the century. The statistics will amaze you.

I'll also be sharing some health secrets you can use RIGHT NOW to protect yourself and your family. For obvious legal reasons, we can't guarantee that if you apply this information you will add years to your life, or never get a disease. But what we can do is present you with the research, give you our interpretation of the research, and let you make the call. Fair enough?

Hopefully, you can see enough value here to spend a few minutes and read on...

Frankly, 7 years ago, I knew almost nothing about health. I was a 32-year-old, over-stressed baby boomer. I was so busy, I ate most of my meals off my lap driving 70 mph in my car. I knew lots of drive-thru clerks on a first-name basis. I frequently had "special sauce" dripping down the side of my face as I tried to drive, eat, listen to motivational tapes, pay tolls, and do business on my cell phone….all at the same time! I get stressed out again just thinking about it. I was clearly on my way to an early death from one of the 8 deadly diseases (assuming a head-on collision didn't kill me first).

In 1994, I took a trip to Colorado in an attempt to rekindle one of my past loves: mountaineering. A fall on my rump, scree-skiing down on a talus slope at 13,000ft, compressed some discs in my lower back and left me in bad shape. I was so locked up I could barely walk. I went to doctors and chiropractors without much success. So I started taking pain-killers.

At about the same time, I heard a radio program about nutrition while I was driving my 50-minute commute to work. I heard people talking about how nutritional products had helped them overcome a mind-boggling variety of health problems, including back pain. I wasn't taking any vitamin or mineral supplements at the time, and I was pretty skeptical about the whole thing. I didn't really believe products like that could help me, but the show piqued my curiosity. I could tell the stories were genuine.  People were breaking down over the radio, in tears over their positive health changes. 

I did two things: first, I immediately started taking nutrition(partly because of the money-back guarantee) to test it out and see what might happen, and second, I started to do some of my own research. I wanted to know what the medical literature had to say.

I was one of those 77 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. The earliest of the boomers was just turning 50, and even though I was only 32 at the time, my body already felt like it was 50. I had a lot of living left to do at that point! So I was motivated to do the research because I wanted to know how I could preserve my health as long as possible. 

Two months after starting the nutrition, my lower back pain completely subsided. Were the two related? I'm not sure, but it sure was an interesting coincidence. Other things started to happen in my body...

Almost immediately after I started on the product, my daily energy went way up. I jumped out of bed in the morning refreshed and wide-awake. I started being able to sleep less and feel better.

My mind was sharper. My memory seemed to be better. 

But this was the clincher...

Three months into the products my childhood hayfever and cat allergies disappeared. We started allowing the barn cats into the house, this was an event that would have sent me into a major explosion of sneezing, itching, watery eyes and congestion. Nothing happened. Soon I started actually playing with the cats and rubbing my face in their fur: still nothing. When spring rolled around and the pollen started to fly I was even more amazed: not one symptom. I invited my skeptical parents over to see for themselves, they had watched me suffer with allergies my whole life. They were so impressed even my  jaded mother started taking the stuff (a miraculous event). I was steadily becoming a believer.

At about the same time, I started my research. Now, I may not be a doctor, but I'm college educated and I can go to the library as well as the next guy and do research to find out what's going on with the state of our health. After reading dozens of books, plowing through scientific journals and abstracts, and conversing with lots of smart people, I concluded that reliable facts evidence about how to stay healthy was a complex maze of contradictory opinions.

One day coffee is bad and may lead to breast cancer, the next day it boosts the cardiovascular system. One study suggests butter is linked to heart disease and recommends margarine, the next study shows hydrogenated oils (like margarine) suppress the immune system and could be a cancer risk. One company is out there promoting nutrasweet in place of sugar for weight loss. CBS 60 minutes does a piece suggesting nutrasweet may lead to tumors in the brain. There is a dizzying array of this kind of thing, which is why so many people are confused about what to do to maintain their health.

Incredibly, some of the so-called studies I read were funded by the very industries that were directly affected by the results!

For example, how serious do we take a study on the effects of pesticide use, when it is funded by Monsanto? Or how about a study on the effects of dairy products on asthma and allergy patients that was funded by the Dairy Council of America? Isn't that a little crazy after all? To me a lot of it looked like "junk" science. They start out with a proposition to prove, and then they find a way to do it! I decided to sift through the science and only qualify studies where the funding source was disconnected from an interested party.

In addition, I started studying people who were healthy themselves and maybe had overcome personal illness through natural means. People who had experienced definite, verifiable results (like me), using alternative methods. There has always been something about our "drugs and surgery" approach to health care that never made sense to me. During my research I found a huge number of anecdotal stories that supported the idea that good health resulted from right choices with regard to food, nutrition, water, rest and exercise. Using a combination of carefully filtered scientific studies, anecdotal stories, and good old common sense, I concluded that if the body is given those five natural tools, it can literally solve almost any problem without intervention from medical science. 

I know that sounds a bit radical, but please bear with me. Give me a little more time to convince you…
 
More importantly, let me give you an EXACT prescription that you can use for your own health. That's the true purpose of this report. I want you to be able to take this information, apply it in your life, and see noticeable results right away. If you could make real progress and potentially add years of quality living to your life, that would be worth it wouldn't it?

Now that the results of my research are finished, I must warn you….a lot more of what you're about to read may challenge some of your strongly held opinions. They did mine. That's why every important statement, graph and chart in this report has been thoroughly researched and documented including footnotes and references.
 
Why You Need To Know This--Even If You're Currently Healthy... 

Let's say you were climbing a mountain with some of your best friends, and you happened to be way up ahead of the group. Above you, someone knocks loose a gigantic boulder which starts crashing and tumbling down the slope in their direction. Would you step aside and watch, hoping the huge rock doesn't crush your best buddies? Or would you shout out at the top of your lungs to warn them? Wouldn't we all be yelling: ROOOOOOOOCK!!! Because even though there's a chance it would bounce harmlessly past, there's also a chance it could kill them. No one wants to be responsible for standing idly by why others are being killed! 

Because I look at life like a mountain climb, I need to tell you that I know of at least eight huge boulders tumbling down in your direction. Some of them may bounce harmlessly past you.  But what you're about to find out is the fact that the odds of getting picked off by one of these is rising fast. That's why it may seem like I'm shouting at you in this report. 

Folks, something has gone terribly wrong with our health.
 
Most of us assume we are living longer, because the longevity stats have gone way up in the last 100 years. But the sad truth is that because these 8 diseases are growing so fast, we are actually living shorter….but taking longer to die. Our technology keeps us alive longer, but we sacrifice the quality of life in the process. Can there really be dignity when our elderly spend months or even years in a vegetative state hooked up to a machine? And what about the economic impact?

I used to think that normal aging was the same for everybody. You get one of the eight deadly diseases, and then you slowly die. Imagine my surprise when I learned that heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, is a relatively new disease! The first modern cases of it were reported in 1912, and even then it was extremely rare.[3] Today heart disease kills four times as many American women each year as breast cancer [3a]. For 300,000 people each year, the first and only symptom of heart disease is sudden death.

How did it go from almost non-existent to the number one spot? Hmmmmm. Makes you think doesn't it.

What about cancer? Only 3% of us died of cancer a hundred years ago. Today, almost 30% of us will succumb to it.[4] The 1909 edition of the standard U.S. textbook, Principles and Practice of Medicine,[4a] devoted only 15 pages to cancer. Breast and prostate cancers received no mention; colon cancer received 2 lines. In contrast, the 1994 edition of Principles of Internal Medicine devoted 174 pages to this affliction. [4b]  

Stroke, which killed only a very few people a hundred years ago, is today the number three killer of Americans.

Alzheimer's wasn't even diagnosed until 1907. Today, 40% of those over 85 are suffering from it.[5]

Diabetes has increased 600% in just the last generation.[6]  Each year, Diabetes kills more than twice as many American women as breast cancer. [6a]

Over 40 million Americans suffer with some form of Arthritis or Osteoporosis. Ask any American woman what disease she fears most and she'll probably say breast cancer. Yet hip fractures kill more women than cancers of the breast, cervix and uterus combined. [6b]

Finally, there are the auto-immune disorders like chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein-Barr virus, lupus, fibromyalgia, and AIDS. I lump them into one big category, and this group is growing like wildfire in the US right now. 20 years ago, they didn't even have names for most of this stuff and they were often written off as psycho-sematic. But the harsh symptoms of these auto-immune disorders are currently wreaking havoc on the health of tens of thousands of Americans.

Obviously, something has gone terribly wrong with our health - and it's happened in our lifetime. But we're acting as if all of these diseases are just a part of the normal aging process! Not so! There is nothing normal or natural about degenerative disease. We have convinced ourselves it is normal as a way of dealing with the terrible new reality of sickness and disease in the modern world.

Many of these deaths are totally unnecessary. And that's the tragedy. When a plane crashes and a few hundred people die, it makes the front page news for days. But when a million people die of heart disease or a half a million die of cancer, you'd think there'd be more of an outcry. It's the equivalent of a jumbo jet full of people crashing every single hour of every single day of every single month for an entire year. Year after year. Pretty amazing isn't it?

Now, let me ask you: How long do you plan on living? To what age? 70? 80? 90? 100+? What do you think is reasonable? 

Now, take that figure and add 10 extra healthy years to it. What if you could live to 100 and beyond without the pain and disease that most people think comes with old age? Is this possible?

Today the average person lives to about 76. That's 79 for women and 72 for men.[1] But in certain areas of the world centenarians are common. We have only lately started to uncover why.

Source for data: National Center for Health Statistics, 1996
http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/datawh/statab/pubd.htm

The Danger Zone!

Today, the risk of dying of any thing before you are 40 is really very small. But starting at 40, you enter the zone of the 8 deadly diseases. How deadly are they? They kill more than 80% of us.[2] Can you guess what they are?

Heart Disease
Cancer
Stroke
Diabetes
Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Alzheimer's Disease
Auto-Immune Disease

These 8 deadly diseases will send millions of people to an early grave this year. Not thousands, but millions!

Here's the good news.

None of these diseases are inevitable. All of them can potentially be avoided or at least delayed - and in some cases even reversed - by following a few simple steps that I'll share with you before we're done. Because of this, more and more of us will be living healthy lives all the way to one hundred and beyond.

How about you? Do you want to live to 100? With the way trends are going, you may reach 100 whether you want to or not. And that scares some people. We tend to think of old people as frail and sickly but research on those who live to one hundred finds them "amazingly frisky" 84% function well, and 73% rate their health as good to excellent. So what is their secret? As a group, they like to walk, they are rarely overweight, and 5200 take extra vitamins and minerals daily.[7] If you want to join them, you'll have to adopt many of the same habits. And one of your first goals is to avoid the deadly eight for as long as possible.

Know thy enemy!

There is an adage in war. Know thy enemy. Each of us is being stalked by eight mortal diseases. If we don't want to be cut down early, we need to find out more about these diseases so we'll better understand how to conquer them.

#1: Heart Disease

Heart disease kills a million people a year in North America alone, and millions more worldwide. It's an epidemic. It's the equivalent of wiping out entire cities of people like San Diego or Sydney or Vancouver every year. Year after year. Or to say it another way, somebody dies at least every 32 seconds from heart disease.[8] But just what is it? It's not a disease you catch like a cold.

It's a disease you eat.

Improper diet causes a sludge called plaque to slowly clog up your arteries, stopping the flow of vital oxygen and nutrients to your heart muscles. When your arteries finally plug up, you have a heart attack. This happens to over 1.5 million people a year. For most of them, it's a total surprise. They had no idea their arteries were clogged. 1/3 of them will die on the way to the hospital, with no second chance, no time to say goodbye. [10]those who do survive suffer through expensive and painful therapies. These days, a coronary bypass surgery costs between $25,000-$50,000.[11]

Sadly, the Centers for Disease Control stated in 1994 that only 18% of Americans over age 18 are free of heart disease risk factors. Here they are: high blood cholesterol, smoking, overweight, diabetes, hypertension and inactivity. [11a]

Each heart attack costs our health-care system at least $40,000. Heart disease is a $40 billion dollar industry with bypass surgery and angioplasty among the most lucrative medical procedures.[11b]

And all of this expense and pain and death may be unnecessary.

So how can you decrease the risk of heart disease?

Are you ready for a shocker? About 80% of the human race have cholesterol levels below 150 and will never have a heart attack. [11c] The Tarahumara Indians of Mexico and the Yanamomes of Brazil have average cholesterol levels from 133-137. [11d] That should tell us something! We Americans need to rethink what we're putting into our bodies.

Odds are, you probably already have some degree of heart disease. Heart disease starts early. By age 16, young Americans already have some degree of blockage in the crucial arteries that supply the heart with blood.[12] But, here's the good news: because of medical technology, we've made significant progress in the war on heart disease. Since 1950, we've cut the death rate in half.

As Dr. Michael Colgan, world famous expert on nutrition, has said: "Do not fear cardiovascular disease. It's the easiest of all man-made diseases to prevent, and even to reverse, if only you follow the right nutrition, plus a little easy exercise to blow away the cobwebs." [13]

There are three components to preventing heart disease:

1. Eat a diet high in fiber and low in saturated animal fats, dairy products are considered animal fats, even skim milk). Eat lots of raw veggies, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Be sparing with anything else.

2. Exercise regularly

3. Take whole-food nutritional supplements that contain vitamins C, E and niacin, and a broad spectrum of both macro and micro minerals.
(see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/bodybalance.htm )

#2: Cancer

Cancer is the most feared and most expensive of all diseases, and for good reason. At least a million North Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. 50% of those will die within five years.[14] That amounts to 1,500 people a day or one every minute of every day in America and one every 3 or 4 seconds somewhere in the world.[15]

We've spent billions trying to cure it. Far from being conquered, the incidence of cancer has increased 44% since 1950. Breast cancer is up 6000. Prostate cancer is up 100%. At this rate, cancer will soon pass heart disease as the number one cause of death in America. [16] Recently, the news on the cancer front in the U.S. has shown some improvement. After decades of steady increase, the rate of cancer death seems to have peaked and is dropping about 1/2% per year. That's good news for about 2,750 people this year. But little comfort to the other 547,250 who won't make it.

What are your odds of developing cancer?

The National Cancer Institute says: "that one American in every three living today will get cancer, and one in four will die from it." [17]

For women, the most feared cancer is breast cancer. In 1950, only one in twenty women got it. Today it's about one in eight. Only 18% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer will survive it for at least five years.[18] About 45,000 women will die from it this year. [19] According to Patrick Quillin in his book, Beating Cancer with Nutrition, even women who are lucky and beat it still lose an average of 19 years of life span.[20]

For men, the most feared cancer is prostate cancer. Just about every man over 50 has an enlarged prostate. [21] Doctors estimate that 30% of American men 60 years and older have prostatic cancer.[22] Among men who live to 75, the number is over 50% [23] That's one in two! And the older you get, the higher the risk. But don't panic! Prostate cancer usually grows very slowly and can be treated with great success. The ten-year survival rate from prostate cancer is over 86%.[24]

If cancer is the most feared disease, it is also the least understood. Most of us think that cancer is something in your genes: some families get it, others don't. This is not necessarily so. Only 20% of cancer is attributable to heredity 80% is in your control. [25]  
According to Dr. Virginia Livingston-Wheeler, who at her clinic in San Diego treated hundreds of cancer patients with amazing success, "We all have cancer in our bodies it's just that our immune system is keeping it in check. It's the breakdown of our immune system that allows cancer to grow if you maintain a strong and healthy immune system, your chances of ever getting cancer are virtually nil." [26], [27]

According to Dr. Patrick Quillin, another cancer expert, "Scientists agree that nearly all individuals develop undetectable cancer about 6 times in a 70 year life span. Yet only one of three people actually develops overgrown and detectable cancer. The body is equipped to deal with cancer, but this process relies heavily on nutrition. Proper nutrition could prevent from 50-90% of all cancer "[28] 
(see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/bodybalance.htm )
(also see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/coloncleanse.htm ) 
So there is hope!

The development of cancer is not always a short, lightning strike event that's out of your control. It maybe a long process in the case of lung cancer 20-25 years.[29] If you strengthen your immune system now, you can take back control and possibly keep cancer in check. This report will show you how to do that.

You need to know that my research turned up an interesting connection between alkalinity and cancer protection. It seems that the more alkaline you are, the less friendly you are to cancer. Cancer cells love acidity because acid blood is anaerobic, meaning it pushes oxygen away-which inhibits the immune system. Alkaline blood, on the other hand, is aerobic, meaning it encourages oxygen and stimulates the immune system to keep cancer cells in check. This simple dynamic may be a real key to decreasing your chances of developing cancer.

So how do you keep your blood more alkaline? Eat foods grown from the earth. If it comes from a plant, it is generally alkalizing. If you have to chase it down and kill it before you can eat it, it is generally more acidic. High blood levels of protein from animal products lead to acid blood and an acid PH. So remember this simple little thing and adjust the foods you eat and you can easily become less cancer friendly. Get a simple saliva PH tester from any local pharmacy to keep track of your progress. A PH of 7.0 to 7.2 is ideal.

Studies suggest that pesticides promote cancers of the breast, prostate, brain, kidney, liver, central nervous system, blood cells and skin. [29a] So please eat organic products whenever possible! This is a simple thing you can do to limit your risk. You'll pay a bit more for organic food, but I promise you, even a good deductible is pricey if you get cancer. 

So based on the studies I've referenced here and others I've read, if you want to limit your cancer risk, my recommendation is to do the following:

1. Eat a diet high in fiber and low in saturated animal fats, (dairy products are considered animal fats, even skim milk).  Eat lots of raw veggies, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Be sparing with anything else.

2. Eliminate any and all trans-fats like margarine, crisco, and any product that contains hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils of any kind. Oils in general are immune suppressants so limit your oil consumption as well. Vegetable oils suppress immune function and increase cancer risk more than animal fats.[29b]

3. Take a whole-food nutritional supplement containing all the major vitamins, major minerals, micro minerals, enzymes, amino- acids, EFA's etc.
(see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/bodybalance.htm )

4. Find a good liquid calcium source. Calcium is the ultimate alkalizer.
(see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/osteoprocare.htm )

5. Consider Pao D'arco. It's made from the heartwood of the Lapacho tree and is a proven immune stimulant.
(see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/taheebotea.htm )

6. Consider a green product that combines barley greens, wheat grass, spirulina, chlorophyll, noni, grapeseed extract, and other anti-oxidants.
(see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/truegreens.htm )

#3: Stroke

Most of us are petrified of cancer without realizing that stroke kills more women than breast cancer, and more men than prostate cancer.[30]

What is a stroke? Most strokes are caused by the same problem that causes a heart attack. The arteries of the brain harden and plug up, eventually shutting off the flow of blood to vital parts of the brain causing, in essence, a "brain attack." Researchers at the University of Cincinnati recently found to their alarm that approximately 730,000 strokes occur in the USA each year, almost ONE THIRD higher than the previous estimate of 550,000. Of those victims of stroke, at least 150,000 will die. And many of the rest of them may wish they had died. Strokes are the number one cause of disabilities. There are 4,000,000 North American survivors of stroke alive today. Half of them have significant disabilities including paralysis, speech problems, impaired vision, and memory loss.[31]

You don't want to be a stroke victim and you may not have to be. Follow the same instructions for heart disease to limit your risk of stroke.

#4: Diabetes

Over sixteen million North Americans suffer from diabetes, with millions more worldwide.[32] And it's on the rise. One in twenty of us will eventually get it.[34] It's a major threat to our health. The longer you live, the greater the chance that you'll eventually develop diabetes. 40% to 60% of eighty-year-olds have it.[35] Peripheral neuropathy is a terrible side effect of diabetes leading to nerve damage in the extremities and the eyes. Amputation of limbs and blindness are common among those with advanced type II diabetes. Every year, diabetes kills 300,000 people,[36] and leaves countless others in a state of misery from the symptoms of the disease.

Here's the wake-up call…

In industrialized countries such as ours, blood sugar and insulin levels rise progressively with age. This "normal aging process" does not occur in other cultures with different diets. The key to avoiding diabetes is understanding how the process works. Mounting evidence suggests that sugar, fiber and fat each play a major role:

Dietary Causes of Type II Diabetes [36a]

* High Fat intake

* Obesity

* Sugar-fiber ratio too high

At least 80% of type II diabetics are obese. Fat paralyzes insulin response and hinders insulin clearance from the bloodstream by the liver. High-sugar, low-fiber diets cause blood sugar spiking and elevated insulin, which impairs the insulin receptors. [36b] Fiber helps control blood sugar spiking by slowing carbohydrate absorption. [36c]

Trust me, you don't want to come within a mile of diabetes. It's a miserable thing to deal with. Here are some things you can do to put the odds back in your favor:

1. Eat a diet high in fiber and low in saturated animal fats, dairy products are considered animal fats, even skim milk). Eat lots of raw veggies, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Be sparing with anything else.

2. Take a whole-food nutritional supplement containing all the major vitamins, major minerals, micro minerals, enzymes, amino- acids, EFA's etc. Especially important are the minerals chromium and vanadium, because they are believed to help regulated insulin response.
(see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/bodybalance.htm ) 

3. Limit your intake of processed sugars. Try to eliminate white sugar. Honey is better. Try stevia as a sweetener, it's the best alternative. It is a plant-based natural sweetener that doesn't promote an insulin response. Avoid Nutrasweet, aspartame, Sweet 'n low, Equal, or any other artificial sweetener like the plague!  4. If you're currently overweight or obese, do everything in your power to lose the excess weight. If you eat strictly as per #1 above, you will lose every excess pound you've got. Get on a weight loss program and add exercise to accelerate the progress.

#5: Arthritis

Forty three million of us have arthritis. It is actually a group of more than 100 diseases. Arthritis affects the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and covering of internal organs. The three most common are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which favors younger women, osteoarthritis (OA) which favors older women, and gout, which favors indulgent males as it's victim of choice. For this section we will focus on RA.

RA is a systemic, progressive, autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own tissues. RA usually spreads to several joints, destroying cartilage, bone, surrounding structures, and eventually, life itself. RA patients typically die 10-15 years earlier than expected.[36d]

RA commonly develops from an autoimmune reaction to animal products. Patients with RA often have serum antibodies to cow protein in their blood.[36e] Saturated animal fats worsen arthritis. [36f] Autoimmune reactions to animal protein may trigger allergies to wheat gluten, corn and citrus. Controlled studies demonstrate the effectiveness of vegetarian diets (without dairy products) in treating RA. [36g]

You might think it only happens to old people, but the average age at which arthritis strikes is 47 - hardly over the hill.[37]And 80% of Americans develop some degree of arthritis by the age of 60. According to the National Institute of Health, arthritis accounts for more disability among middle-aged and older adults than any other affliction.[37a] If you hate pain, then you can take a few simple, inexpensive steps that might lower your chances of getting arthritis. These recommendations can also benefit people who currently have arthritis:

1. Eat a diet high in fiber and low in saturated animal fats,(dairy products are considered animal fats, even skim milk). Eat lots of raw veggies, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Be sparing with anything else.

2. Take a liquid calcium product (calcium orotate, or calcium combined with orotic acid, gives you the best absorption rate). Also be sure the calcium product contains magnesium in a 2 to 1 ration. For example, if the calcium is 1000mg, then the magnesium ought to be 500mg. In addition, take liquid glucosamine hydrochloride (200mg), and chondroitin sulfate (100-200mg) for the rebuilding of worn out cartilage and other support tissues.
(see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/osteoprocare.htm ) 

3. Take a whole-food nutritional supplement containing all the major vitamins, major minerals, micro minerals, enzymes, amino- acids, EFA's etc.
(see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/bodybalance.htm ) 

Are these recommendations starting to sound a bit redundant? 

#6: Osteoporosis

Twenty-five million of us suffer from osteoporosis, or brittle bone disease. 80% of these are women over the age of 50. [38]You've heard about older people falling and breaking their hips. In many cases, it's just the reverse. She was walking down the mall, and her hip spontaneously broke and then she fell.  Her bones were so brittle that just walking caused them to snap. And it all started in her thirties. After age 35, your bones lose bone mass at the rate of about 1% per year.[39] Menopause accelerates the bone loss so that by age seventy-five, 90% of women have osteoporosis.[40], [41]

What does this mean to you?

A third of the women over 65 suffer fractured vertebrae or fractured hips. And not to leave the men out, by age 80, a sixth of the men also break a hip.[42] What's so bad about a few broken hones? Well, for 50,000 seniors last year, these fractures were a death sentence.[43] Unable to walk and to be active, they were confined to bed. A quarter of them died within 6 months.[44] That's one death every twenty minutes.[45] However, osteoporosis is not just about broken bones. Have you ever wondered why some older people seem to wrinkle more than others? Osteoporosis actually causes your skull to shrink, too!according to one plastic surgeon, "The result of ... such bone loss ... is skin that sags, like a dress that's a size too big." [46]

What's the key to understanding and preventing osteoporosis? It all gets back to alkalinity. Let me explain: in ranking priorities, the body places maintenance of blood calcium well above the maintenance of bone strength. The body is pre-programmed to sacrifice it's skeleton to maintain blood calcium. Protein is composed of amino acids which turn the blood slightly acidic. The body neutralizes these acids by dissolving bone calcium leading to urinary calcium loss. [46a] The more protein in the diet, the greater the calcium loss. [46b] Doubling the protein intake increases urinary calcium by 50%. [46c]

"Osteoporosis is a disease of calcium loss, not calcium deficiency. American women are hemorrhaging calcium." [46d] 
------Michael Klaper, M.D. Institute of Nutrition Education and Research

Here's another fact to chew on: vegetarian women, on average, have lower calcium intakes, lower estrogen levels and greater bone densities than meat-eating women. [46e] How can that be? Hmmmm. Here's some documentation that may surprise you:

** Calcium from green leafy vegetables is more absorbable than calcium from milk. [46f]

** Animal proteins erode bone by forming ammonia and uric acid.
[46g]

** Animal proteins contain twice the sulfur of plant proteins. Sulfur erodes bone by forming sulfuric acid and hydrogen sulfide. When soy protein replaces animal protein, less calcium is lost in the urine. [46h]

** Meat, poultry and fish contain 15-20 times more phosphorus than calcium. [46I] Phosphorus stimulates parathyroid hormone which erodes bone for it's calcium. [46j]

** Plant-based diets are high in magnesium which suppresses parathyroid hormone. Fruits and vegetables generate alkaline compounds like sodium and potassium hydroxide. Higher alkalinity leads to less demand on blood calcium and less urinary calcium loss.

** Animal products are low in magnesium which decreases calcium absorption. Dairy milk has a calcium-magnesium ration of 8:1.

Want more proof? Look at some population studies. Here's one:

Traditional Chinese consume plant centered diets in sharp contrast to those of Americans. The following table is standardized for 143-pound adult males: [46k]

Daily Calcium Intake...China: 544mg USA: 1143mg
Calcium from Dairy.....China: 0% USA: 75%
Daily Protein Intake...China: 64g USA: 91g
Protein from Animals...China: 7% USA: 70%
Calories from Animals..China: 6% USA: 44%
Osteoporosis Rates.....China: .5% USA: 10%

If you look at these numbers closely, you should find them shocking because they fly in the face of everything we have ever heard about osteoporosis!

In rural regions of China, osteoporosis is rare despite HALF the calcium intake of Americans. Clearly, animal protein intake is a much more significant factor with regard to osteoporosis.  This study suggests the need to shift the American diet from animal-centered to plant-centered.

Here's another population study: Alaskan Eskimos consume up to 2500mg of calcium and 200-400grams of animal protein each day. [46L] The Eskimos have one of the world's highest rates of osteoporosis affecting both men and women starting at age 40, despite their heavy weight-bearing exercise. So even with outrageously high levels of calcium consumption (all from animals), they still have rampant osteoporosis.

Got any ideas as to what my recommendations are for preventing osteoporosis?
(see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/osteoprocare.htm ) 

Eat like a Chinese peasant and you can't go wrong!! That means lots of green vegetables, beans, and whole grains. And because our soils are depleted, be sure to take a whole food supplement like I described above. In addition, even though osteoporosis is not a disease of calcium deficiency (like most Americans falsely assume), it's still a great idea to take a natural liquid calcium supplement, because calcium plays many beneficial roles in the body in addition to bone strength, and Americans need something to balance out the high demand on their bones for blood calcium.

#7: Alzheimer's

Although it was identified in 1907, it wasn't until ex-president Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with it that the public took notice. Now experts predict that the longer you live, the more likely it is you'll get Alzheimer's. 10% of people over 65 have it. 20% of people over 75 have it. 40% of people over 85 have it.[48] That amounts to about four million of us. The symptoms are loss of memory, mental capacity and disorientation. Death follows diagnosis in seven to ten years.[49] It kills 100,000 people each year - but only after reducing its victims to human vegetables.[50]

You don't want to come within one hundred miles of this disease.

The good news is that 20-30% of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia don't actually have the disease at all. They have, instead, a deficiency of a single, specific vitamin. That vitamin is B12. When given simple B12 supplements, the symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia disappeared.

Have you ever known an older person who was senile? Could it be that they just hadn't taken enough vitamins? According to Dr. Irwin H. Rosenberg of the US Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University, "Much mental deterioration associated with aging can be prevented or reversed by vitamins."[51]
(see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/bodybalance.htm ) 

#8: Autoimmune Disease

Basically, to have an autoimmune disorder like Lupus, fibromyalgia, aids, MS, or chronic fatigue syndrome, means that your own immune system is working against you instead of for you. These are all unique and complicated disorders and because we are lumping them together, we can only talk in general terms. But basically, what you want to have is a strong immune system that can keep viruses, bacteria, food allergens and environmental invaders from overwhelming your body. When your immune system collapses, or is constantly working overtime on the wrong stuff, or is attacking your own tissues, it leads to all sorts of debilitating symptoms.

Current research suggests that "leaky gut" syndrome can play a major role in many of the autoimmune diseases. Leaky gut happens when yeast grows out of control (candida) and penetrates the stomach or intestinal wall creating pathways for undigested food particles to enter the blood stream directly.

Normally food particles are "chelated" or bonded with the ligand proteins in the gut which "deliver" the food to the bloodstream in such a way that the body can convert the food into it's useful byproducts. When yeast pathways cause food particles to enter the bloodstream directly, the body considers the articles  an invader and their presence invokes an immune response.

Because immune responses place large demands on the body, a constant "war" against allergens in the blood can use up all the available energy and weaken the bodies defenses making it vulnerable to things it could normally deal with. This is why chronic fatigue patients are always exhausted. These people are often chronically sick with cold and flu-like symptoms. Also, as the allergenic particles settle in tissues surrounding the joints, inflammation and RA can begin to manifest.

Out of control yeast growth can be caused by many things, but the primary culprit seems to be an overuse of anti-biotics, which kill the friendly, yeast-eating bacteria in the gut. [51a] So an important preventative measure is to limit the use of anti-biotics unless absolutely necessary. One excellent way to do this is through the use of colloidal silver.

( see http://www.pillfreevitamins.com/colloidal.htm ) 

Colloidal silver is a natural antibiotic with a proven track record of "suffocating" over 650 different disease-causing viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. The beauty of using CS (at 10ppm in distilled water) is there is no possibility of micro-organisms developing a tolerance to it. Keep it in your medicine cabinet and use it 2-3 times per week for prevention or more often if you are sick or struggling with an auto-immune disorder. In addition to CS, consider using Pao D'Arco (taheebo) as a proven immune stimulant and blood cleanser.

Follow all the same dietary recommendations listed above, including a heavy use of whole food supplements if you have an autoimmune disease. Colon cleansing is particularly important as well to purify and detoxify the digestive tract, making it easier to absorb nutrients through the normal pathways. 

So that's it folks. Those are the top 8 diseases of the Western world. Isn't it fascinating that the research would suggest such a remarkably similar prescription for such a diverse set of diseases? In every case conditions are helped by moving toward a plant-centered diet and away from an animal-centered one; by increasing fiber and decreasing fat; and by adding a high quality, whole-food supplement with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids.

Footnotes and References

General References:

I want to be sure to give reference to Robert Allen for some of the ideas and references for this special report. He has been a "virtual" mentor of mine for many years and it was his special report on health for his USANA business that gave me the idea to write this.

I also want to reference Lee Hitchcox D.C.. His book Long Life Now has had a major influence on my thinking and on this special report. Lee is a dogged researcher and is willing to print the truth as he sees finds it. His book is a must read! 

Visit http://www.pillfreevitamins.com for the supplements mentioned in ths article.

Footnotes:

1 Time Magazine, The Frontiers of Medicine Special Issue. Fall 1996
2 Center for Disease Statistics
3 Ccolgan, Dr. Michael, The New Nutrition, p.48
3a Patlak, M., Women and heart disease, FDA Consumer, Nov 1994, pg7
4 Quillin, Dr. Patrick, Beating cancer with Nutrition, p.27
4a Osler, W., Principles and Practice of Medicine, Appleton Co., 1909
4b Harrison, T., Principles of Internal Medicine, 13thed,Mcgraw Hill 1994
5 Healing with Vitamins, a Prevention Magazine book
6 Passwater, Dr. Rivhard, The New Super Nutrition, p.260
6a Vital Statistics, Health, Jan/Feb 1994 pg 14
6b Dixon, A., The National Osteoporosis Society, Lancet 2:55, 1986
7 Bortz, Walter M. II, M.D., Dare To Be 100, pp.79 - 81
8 Disease Free, by Matthew Hoffman, Wm. LeGro Editors of Prevention p..327
10 Sinatra, Dr. Stephen, mailing piece, p.14. Also LifeSpan Plus by the editors of Prevention Magazine, p 41
11 Time, ibid
11a Nutrition Week, Feb 11th, 1994 pg 7
11b Hitchcox, Lee, Long Life Now, 1996 pg 163
11c Castelli, W. in Liebman, B., The HDL/triglycerides trap, CSPI Nutrition Action Healthletter, Sept 1990, pg 7
11d Walford, R., The Anti Aging Plan, Four Walls Eight Windows, 1994, pg5
12 Sinatra, ibid
13 Colgan, p.51
14 Quillin, chart on p.6
15 Pauling, Dr. Linus, Cancer and Vitamin C, p.10
16 Quillin, pp.25 - 6
17 Quillin, p.xv
18 Quillin, p.25
19 Time, ibid. Actual figure = 44,000
20 Quillin. p.30
21 Disease Free, p.552
22 Disease Free, p.556
23 Pasting, p.95
24 Time, ibid. 41,400 prostate, 44,000 breast. Also, Quillin, p.30, 86.8%
25 Beyond Deficiency New Views on the Function and Health Effects of Vitamins, p.368
26 Livingston-Wheeler, Dr. Virginia, The Cosquest of Cancer, pp.101-2
27 Pauling, p.94
28 Quillin, p.37
29 MacDonald, Dr. John, website, www usana.com
29a Davis, D., Agricultural exposures and cancer trends in developed countries, Evironmental Health Perspective, 100:39, 1992
29b Kelley, D., Dietary alpha-linoleic acid and immunocompetence in humans, Am J Clin Ntru, 53:40, 1991
30 Readers Digest, November 1996, p.75
31 Time, ibid
32 Time, ibid
34 Time, ibid
35 Passwater, p.264
36 JAMA, US Dept. of Health antI Human Services, National Institute of Health
36a Marshall, J., Dietary fat predicts conversion from paired glucose tolerance to NIDDM, Diabetes Care, 17:50, 1993
36b Rifkin, H., Diabetes Mellitus: Theory and Practice, 4th ed., Elsevier, 1990, pg129
36c Oettle, G., Glucose and insulin responses to manufactured and whole food snacks, Am J Clin Nutr, 45:86, 1987
36d Pincus, T., Early mortality in RA predicted by poor clinical status, Bull Rheumatic Dis, 41:4, 1992
36e Cunningham-Rundles,C., Dietary antigens and immunologic diseases in man, Rheum Dis Clin North Am, 17:287, 1991
36f Kremer, J., Effects of manipulation of dietary fatty acids on clinical manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis, Lancet, 1:184,1985
36g Kjeldsen-Kragh J., Controlled trial of fasting and one- year vegetarian diet in rheumatoid arthritis, Lancet, 338:899, 1991 Darlington, L., Diets for rheumatoid arthritis, Lancet, 338:1209, 1991 Skoldstam, L., Fasting and vegan diet for rheumatoid arthritis, Scand J Rheum, 15:219, 1987
37 Disease Free, p.59
37a National Institutes of Health, How to cope with arthritis, HIH Pub. No 82-1092, Oct 1991
38 Time, ibid. Also, Lifespan Plus, p.285
39 Cooper, Dr. Kenneth H., Antioxidant Revolution, p.98
40 Ulene, Drs. Art and Val, The Vitamin Strategy, p.193
41 Bortz, p.226
42 Colgan, p.75
43 Willis, Dr. Robert D., Healthy At 100, p.18
44 Bortz, p.226. Also, Colgan, p.75
45 Bortz, p.227
46 Health Magazine, Nov/Dec Issue, p.46
46a Lemann, J., The importance of renal net acid excretion as a determinant of fasting urinary calcium excretion, Kidney Int, 29:743, 1986 Lutz, J., Calcium balance and acid-base status of women as affected by increased protein intake and sodium bicarbonate ingestion, Am J Clin Nutr, 39:281, 1984 Hegsted, D., Urinary calcium and calcium balance in young men as affected by level of protein and phosphorus intake,J Nutr, 111:553, 1981 Linkswiler, H., Protein-induced hyper-calciuria, Federations Proc, 40:2429, 1981
46b Ibid
46c Hegsted, D, as per above
46d Quoted in Rattenbury, J., What's the score on osteoporosis? Veg Times, Nove 1992, pg 68
46e Marsh, A., Vegetarian Lifestyle and bone mineral density, Am J Clin Nutr, 48:837, 1988
46f Heaney, R., Calcium absorption from Kale, Am J Clin Nutr, 51:656, 1990
46g Schuette, S., Studies on the mechanism of protein induced hypercalciuria in older men and women, J Nutr, 110:305, 1980
46h Hu, J., Dietary intakes and urinary excretion of calcium and acids, Am J Clin Nutr, 58:398, 1993
46I National Research Council, Recommended Dietary Allowances, 10th ed, National Academy Press, 1989, pg 185
46j Riggs, L., Involutionary osteoporosis, N Engl J Med, 314:1676, 1986
46k Chen, J., Dier, life-style and morality in China: a study of the characteristics of 65 Chinese counties, Oxford Univ Press, Cornell Univ Press, China People's Medical Publishing House, 1991
46L Mazess, R., Bone mineral content of North Alaskan Eskimos, Am J Clin Nutr, 27:916, 1974
48 Healing with Vitamins, Prevention Magazine Books
49 Passwater, p.59
50 Disease Free, p.27
51 Carper, Jean, Stop Aging Now!, p.5

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