Category 1: Simple Malnutrition

Recommended Supplement: Ginger, in any form

The prospect of bringing a new person into the world is a joyous moment for both parents. The father makes his initial contribution, without which of course things could not proceed, but, it is the mother’s body that has to do all the work needed to actually produce this new member of the human race. Having a new person growing inside you puts a huge strain on your body, especially at the beginning when the embryo is nestling in for a long winter’s night, and the end when it struggles to enter our world.

The most common problem experienced by newly pregnant women is morning sickness, nausea that usually, but not always, comes in the morning. Though I’m sure that the leg pain, bloating, and vaginal itching are right up there as top contenders of discontent for the mother to be. For 85 percent of women, morning sickness lasts only through the first trimester, and is a minor annoyance. But for the last 15 percent, it can get ugly.

They might face persistent and unrelenting nausea and vomiting, dehydration and weight loss. They feel perfectly awful the whole time, and this state of ill health is not good for the newly developing embryo either. Another thing to consider: if you can’t keep food down, where is it getting its nutrition from? In a real sense it is consuming you and your food stores, what you need to survive and carry it safely to term. Hence the weight loss. Much better to get control of the nausea, and make sure enough nutrition is being provided for you and the little bugger, or it may well eat you alive. Such is nature’s grand plan for procreation, that the newer generation consume the dated to survive, both figuratively and literally.

I’ve used this ginger treatment successfully with countless pregnant women and others with nausea. I use it myself. The first time I can remember helping a mother-to-be is when Kate, a friend and colleague at a law firm, got pregnant. Even before she knew, she started experiencing horrendous morning and afternoon sickness. I felt bad for her, and myself too. As second chair on the case, I was having to take up most of the slack. Meaning that my 50 hour week expanded to 60 hours and beyond. It got so bad she couldn’t leave her house. She didn’t get in trouble, because she co-owned the firm.

After that, each work day started with a visit to Kate’s home before I went to the office. Sitting on the side of the bed, I discussed legal issues with her and took notes, while she lay flat on her back, except for the two or three times in an hour that she got up and bolted to the bathroom to vomit. The sounds of birds tweeting in the trees outside were overlaid with the resonance of her retching. She was losing weight, and she wasn’t that big to begin with. She could only bear to eat canned chicken noodle soup and buttered saltines. But of course she then threw most of it back up. She was so desperate she would have taken arsenic if I had told her it would stop nausea.

As the recipient of a super-sensitive stomach myself, I had learned to live with nausea. The only thing that helped me was ginger ale, and it always worked. I surmised that it could do the same for nausea stemming from a new pregnancy. I started by having Kate drink ginger ale throughout the day. She liked stir fry, so I suggested always adding fresh shredded ginger to it and other cooked foods. I also bought her candied ginger to snack on, and a powdered ginger supplement to take twice daily. Kate was back at work in three days, and never went anywhere without taking some sort of ginger something with her. She bought a small refrigerator for her office and filled it with ginger ale. Sometimes, in the middle of a heated deposition, she would request a 10 minute break, march to her office and chug a can of ginger ale before returning to the battle.

A couple of weeks after she started using ginger, Kate stopped by my place to drop off files. I had just made a dozen spicy deviled eggs. I brought them out so we could snack while she explained what needed to be done with the documents. I watched as between sentences she systematically wolfed all 24 half eggs. Took her about 12 minutes, and reminded me of Cool Hand Luke, the prison movie starring Paul Newman and George Kennedy, where Luke eats 50 eggs in an hour to win a bet. Luke had nothing on a pregnant woman. After polishing off the eggs, Kate let out with a raucous burp and told me she had to get home, because her husband had dinner waiting, and she was hungry. God bless ginger.


1. Keep an icy cold ginger ale available at all times: If you don’t want to take up space in the refrigerator, put in one can at a time. When you take it out to drink, remember to put another one in to replace it. I use Canada Dry because it works best on my nausea, but you can use any brand you choose. Be aware that I have tried some store brands that did not alleviate my nausea. I don’t know why…maybe not enough ginger in them.

2. Drink ginger tea: Some of you may prefer something warm when you are nauseated, rather than a chilled beverage. Steep your tea for 5 minutes so it’s good and strong. Add honey or other sweetener. I suppose you could also just add a teaspoon of ginger powder to hot water. I’m not a tea drinker so I can’t suggest one over the other. I prefer ginger ale because the chilled carbonation plays an important part in eliciting that first nausea-relieving burp for me.

3. Take a ginger supplement:


Morning Sickness & Other Nausea Quick Glance Chart
Supplement Morning Evening Brand Strength
Ginger Extract 2 capsules or more 2 capsules or more NOW, vitaminlife.com 250 mg
Organic loose Ginger Powder, certified Kosher ½ to 1 tsp or more ½ to 1 tsp or more Starwest Botanicals, vitaminlife.com N/A
If this dosage doesn’t stop your nausea, feel free to take as much as you need to get relief. The loose powder can be used in numerous ways. Simply mix it with water or other liquid and drink, or sprinkle over any food you like.


4. Use fresh ginger in cooking: You can mince or shred it and add to stir fry, soups, casseroles, meats and fish. If you have an ice cream maker at home, you can get creative and make ginger ice cream, using fresh ginger root, and/or ginger powder. Don’t forget about ginger paste to add to sauces, and pickled ginger for salads and sandwiches.

Here is a simple recipe for GINGER CARROT SOUP 

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1½ pounds carrots (6-7 large carrots), peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 cups chopped sweet or yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Garnish with chopped chives or parsley


A.  Melt butter in a soup pot over low to medium heat and sauté the onions and carrots, stirring occasionally until the onions soften and become transparent, about 10 minutes. Add salt. Keep flame low enough that the onions and carrots don’t brown.

B.  Add stock, water, ginger, and orange zest. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook until the carrots soften, about 15 minutes. Let cool for five or more minutes with the top off, on a cool burner, before adding mixture to blender.

C.  Working in small batches, pour the soup into a blender and purée until completely smooth. Fill the blender bowl only to a third full with the liquid, which will still be hot, so be careful. Keep one hand on the blender top to keep it from popping off. Empty blender after each batch and pour contents into another container. When finished, return puréed mixture to pot, and reheat if necessary. Add more salt to taste. Garnish each bowl with chopped chives or parsley right before serving.

4. Snack on ginger candy: There is a huge selection of ginger candies straight up and also ginger mixed with other delectables like mango. Just Google ginger candy and peruse all the selections.

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CATEGORIES: 6: Excess Toxicity, 2: Inflammation



In my wellness writing, I often compare the human body to a manufacturing plant, a factory. In this case, if the body were a factory the digestive system would function as a supplies intake station (mouth and esophagus), a processing department (stomach and small intestine), and a waste disposal system (colon).

The factory could not sustain itself if the right supplies didn’t come in the front door. It would also have to close if it were unable to break down those supplies and format them for proper use. And if they couldn’t get rid of the production waste, the plant would be overcome with filth and vermin, and again, could not function. You can see that a failure anywhere along this three-part process would mean a failure of the factory itself.

It is the same with the human body. To be successful, healthy, the right supplies have to come in through intake, be formatted for use in processing, and their wastes eliminated through disposal. Without Step: 3, proper elimination, there will be sicknesses like Crohn’s due to excess toxicity, which circumstance leads to inflammation. Like the poor factory, the body will fail.


Food enters your mouth where chewing and saliva begin the digestive process. The masticated food is shunted via the esophagus to the stomach, where the real digestive work begins. Stomach acids break down the food until it is a thick liquid called chyme. (Pronounced kime, like dime.) Digestion continues in the small intestine, where the chyme is further processed and most of the nutrients extracted and absorbed.

By the time food matter gets to the end of the small intestine, there is little of value left in it except water, which is extracted as the matter moves through the colon to the anus. Constipation occurs if too much water is extracted from the colon at this point, and diarrhea if not enough is. Crohn’s can affect any part of the Gastrointestinal Tract, but most often affects the colon itself, as well as, the end of the small intestine where it connects to the colon, called the ileum.


Definition: Gastrointestinal Tract: The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined together in one long, twisting tube that extends from the mouth to the anus. The movement of muscles all along the GI tract, along with the release of hormones and enzymes at appropriate times and places, allows for digestion of food.


The beginning of the digestive system, the mouth, while not the cleanest part of your body, is fresher than the end, the colon, where final expulsion of waste occurs. The colon has the hazardous duty of being the last stop on the trip that food takes through your body, handling it when it is no longer actually food, but bacterial-infested feces, waste for which your body has absolutely no use and must get rid of in order to remain well.


Crohn’s belongs to a group of disorders known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and presents as open sores and ulcers usually in the lower GI tract. Because of its role in digestion, the soft tissue in your colon and ileum is more or less in continual contact with rotting fecal matter. Crohn’s starts with a failure to completely evacuate this matter over and over, to the point where old feces and colonizing bacteria coat the soft tissue, creating a film of dangerous wastes that never goes away.

When your body cannot timely expel feces, they are held too long and harden over time, while they sit inert inside your lower bowel. This state leads to a sustained microbial-induced inflammatory response in the colon, because the bacterial load is too high for your digestive system to handle. The end result is a toxic, bacterial-laden environment that overwhelms the body and leads to infection, free radicals, chronic inflammation, and Crohn’s.

Crohn’s is considered the most serious IBD and is associated across gender, age, and cultures with an increased intake of animal and milk proteins. Those who eat more fresh vegetables have a lower incidence, which I attribute to both the antioxidants in vegetables, as well as the additional water. This makes sense because it is harder to digest animal protein, and the process takes longer. Meat moves through you like the tortoise, vegetables like the hare. A meat dominant diet can lead to constipation due to the lack of water left in the feces as it tries to exit the colon. Vegetables hold more water during their trip through the colon and therefore can make an easier and quicker exit. The faster you can evacuate feces the lower are your chances of getting Crohn’s, or cancer in that area.

Ideally, you will evacuate often enough that at times the smell of what you ate will still be slightly detectable in your stool. If you had lasagna the night before, you should be able to smell that over the usual odor the next morning. You should move your bowels two or more times a day for good health. Even once a day is not enough, and signals mild constipation. Native tribes living on a largely raw diet will evacuate their bowels up to five times a day—not diarrhea, just normal bowel movements. You can bet they don’t get Crohn’s Disease, because their wastes move quickly through and out. If you’re only moving your bowels a couple of times a week, you’re in big trouble.

If you have Crohn’s your diet doesn’t include enough antioxidants, in food and supplement form, to destroy the free radicals causing oxidation and inflammation in the GI tract. You also don’t get enough enzyme-containing raw foods on a daily basis to ensure complete processing of food in the stomach, assimilation of nutrients in the small intestine, and final elimination of all waste from the colon. Often this is because the foods those with Crohn’s need for good health cause the most discomfort when eaten, so they shy away from them to their detriment. That’s why avoidance of Crohn’s is the best policy.

While scrounging for an explanation of what causes Crohn’s, many in the medical industry have locked on to the idea that it is an auto-immune disorder. I disagree. I’m not saying that after years of having old decayed feces buried in the colon that the immune system wouldn’t be compromised into attacking due to the high bacterial load. I’m saying that the immune system does not cause Crohn’s. It’s role is merely a reaction to the overwhelming influx of colonizing fecal bacteria into the lower GI tract.

Other doctors will tell you that the exact cause of Crohn’s remains unknown. But that’s not true either. They give you all the information you need to proceed when they define it as an inflammation, which is Category: 2 in my Seven Categories of Illness paradigm. It is also Category 6: Excess Toxicity, which is rarely mentioned in any discussion of Crohn’s, but whose role is important in understanding and treatment.

Once again, Crohn’s is actually caused by rampant chronic inflammation brought on by the continued presence of high bacterial fecal wastes rubbing against ulcer ridden soft tissue. Of course there’s going to be bacterial driven infection, free radicals and inflammation, which set the stage for Crohn’s.


Comparison: Bacteria versus Free Radicals: I use these terms seemingly interchangeably but there is a difference, and they both contribute to Crohn’s.   Bacteria: They are microscopic organisms, usually one-celled, that can be found everywhere, especially in feces. They can be dangerous, such as when they cause infections like anthrax and syphilis, or beneficial as when they assist in things like wine fermentation and cheese making. Bacteria are alive, consume matter, move around, expel waste, and multiply their numbers.  

Think about where mouth plaque and tartar come from on your teeth. They are the little dead bodies and wastes pooped out by colonizing bacteria. Overnight bacterial growth is the reason for morning breath, which is why you should try to brush your teeth before you eat breakfast, to avoid introducing toxic mouth bacteria back into your system. Bacterial growth and infections also lead to the creation of free radicals

Free Radicals: They are single electrons separated by an injury from their “home” cells. Free radicals are created in numerous ways, including breathing second-hand smoke, getting a punch in the arm, eating a sandwich, and contracting a bacterial infection, to name a few. Each cell in your body has two electrons. As long as both electrons remain within the closed cell, it will be healthy and disease free. When a cell is damaged, each electron involved in the injury will split from the cell and immediately becomes a free radical—a single electron.  

The first thing a newly created free radical does is attack and damage nearby healthy cells to create even more free radicals. In turn, those free radicals attack more healthy cells and create more free radicals. This process continues unabated without antioxidant intervention. Free radicals actually destroy tissue and bone and cause nothing but harm inside the body.



When free radical growth reaches a certain threshold, which varies with each individual, you have oxidation in tissue and bone, a form of decay and death. Think of a peach left on the counter while you were on vacation. The rot is the work of oxidation, which is simply free radical overload. Without antioxidants to stop it the decay continues to spread, with toxic dead tissue coming in contact with healthy tissue only to make it sick as well. The end result of this process is inflammation, which is a precursor to Crohn’s, cancer, and other inflammatory disorders.



Once bacteria attack the body and create a condition, the damage done to cells creates free radicals and the process toward inflammation begins:

Buildup of Old Feces  →  High Bacterial Load  →  Free Radicals  →  Oxidation  →  Inflammation  →  Crohn’s Disease



There are a number of unpleasant symptoms associated with moderate to severe Crohn’s. Understanding them teaches us more about the disorder.

Persistent Diarrhea: The cells in the area secrete extra water to cool the heat from the inflammation, but if the colon can’t absorb the extra fluids this process results in diarrhea. What makes it worse is that persistent diarrhea leads to weight loss and malnutrition from loss of nutrients. Anemia is also common with Crohn’s.

Persistent Constipation: How cruel a disease that can give you both diarrhea and constipation, which is just as likely to happen with Crohn’s due to fistula, strictures, and improper digestion along the GI tract.

Fistula: Sometimes an open ulcer can get so inflamed with oxidation that it will eat all the way through an intestinal wall, creating an abnormal connection between it and other body parts, like your skin, bladder, or vagina. Think of it as an inflamed tunnel that leads to these parts. When fistula develop, food can bypass areas of the bowel completely, meaning that partially digested food, along with harsh digestive acids, bacteria, and free radicals, are leaking directly into the abdomen, further spreading inflammation.

Stricture: Inflamed and ulcerated sores sometimes heal and leave scar tissue behind. Inflammation will flare again, heal over again, and leave more scar tissue. Over time this scar tissue narrows the digestive channels, making it difficult for food matter to move through them, and equally difficult to move your bowels. These narrowed passageways are called strictures. They cause a lot of pain and can also cause an actual bowel obstruction, necessitating surgery to clear out the wastes. They have to go up there and dig it out.

Blood In The Stool: Even though you may have open sores in your GI tract, you still have to utilize those areas one or more times a day. Say you go to a summer barbeque, down some grilled salmon, a couple skewers of Cajun shrimp, and two hotdogs. During digestion, that food rubs against the inflamed open sores in the GI Tract. This painful contact causes the ulcers to bleed and the blood shows up in your stool.

Fissure: Inflammation sometimes results in an actual tear in the anus. It is very painful, especially during bowel movements, as the feces grates across the ulcerated cleft, feeling like salt on an open cut. It can lead to rectal bleeding from the tear itself, and from the strain to evacuate.

Increased Risk of Cancer In The Lower GI Tract: It has already been established that Crohn’s is a chronic inflammation, usually occurring in the colon and the ileum. With ulcerated sores continually coming into contact with toxic fecal matter, free radical growth and inflammation become exponential. All inflammation is caused by free radicals, and inflammation is the last step before disorders like Crohn’s or cancer begin. Therefore, if you have Crohn’s you have a highly increased chance of getting colon cancer. If you have a really serious case, that outcome would seem to be inevitable if other steps are not taken. Actress Farrah Fawcett died at 62, after battling three years against anal cancer that began as a fissure.

Urgent Need To Use Bathroom: This irritating symptom gives you the sensation of suddenly having to move your bowels, accompanied by a regular sensation of incomplete evacuation, meaning chronic discomfort.

Other Health Problems: Due to long term malnutrition, Crohn’s sufferers experience myriad other profoundly serious health problems, such as arthritis, eye and skin inflammations, clubbing of the fingertips, kidney stones, chronic low grade fever, fatigue, and stunted growth and physical development in children. Crohn’s can also lead to loss of normal menstrual cycle. Remember, your body was created from nutrition, and it can only grow and function properly with replacement of those same nutrients as they are lost. Crohn’s makes it difficult to take in and assimilate the nutrition you need for good health.


The best approach to Crohn’s is to prevent it in the first place. If you clean out the fecal wastes regularly you will stop inflammation from developing. All the symptoms associated with Crohn’s have inflammation as the core problem. Inflammation based on excess toxicity. Because you can’t get enough antioxidants in your food to be free of disorders like Crohn’s, you need the additional nutritional protection of antioxidants in supplement form. Specifically, Beta Carotene and D3 will heal the open sores, while the other supplements will keep you regular and your colon cleaned out.

Beta Carotene is the best Antioxidant to stop bacterial overload that leads to free radicals, and therefore oxidation and inflammation. (See Blog 3: The Dangers of Inflammation to learn more.) If you do not get relief with the recommended minimum of 25 softgels (25,000 IU strength) taken twice daily, feel free to increase the dosage to the level necessary to control the disorder. This is only nutrition and will not hurt you. Let me say that again: Beta Carotene will not hurt you. It is perhaps the kindest gift the universe has ever given mammals.

Whatever dosage works to control your inflammation is your specific daily maintenance dose of Beta Carotene, no matter how high it is. On most days I take from 100 to 200 softgels depending on my inflammation load, because that’s what it takes to be pain free. I will not accept less than zero tolerance when it comes to pain and sickness, so I don’t care how many softgels it takes as long as it works. I get enough mail to know that I should add here that 100 to 200 softgels is not a typo, and no I don’t mean milligrams or IUs. I mean softgels.

My usual maintenance dose of Beta Carotene is 100 softgels daily—50 with breakfast, and 50 with dinner. I do this and then thumb my nose at cancer, which no longer scares me. There is no chance I can get cancer while taking these high daily doses, because I’m controlling free radical growth that leads to inflammation and cancer. That also applies to the hundreds of other inflammation disorders. So, don’t worry about the number of softgels, worry about the results.

Vitamin D3 is a support vitamin for Beta Carotene. Never take Beta Carotene without also taking Vitamin D or the result will be a Vitamin D deficiency. Beta Carotene uses up Vitamin D during processing and assimilation.

Lecithin is an emulsifier and will help keep your digestive system running smoothly. It will emulsify old, hardened feces that are stuck to your soft tissue, and clean out your colon. It will prevent the buildup of new feces, making it easier to move your bowels regularly.

Calcium/Magnesium will increase the frequency of your bowel movements and soften the consistency of the feces, ensuring that you evacuate all wastes within 12 hours, or less, of having eaten. It stands to reason that there is less bacteria in feces that is only a couple of hours old, as opposed to feces that is a couple of years old. Quickly eliminating feces is vital to preventing and treating Crohn’s.

Aloe Vera Gel will sooth open raw sores in your burning digestive system. Many people keep an Aloe plant in the kitchen in case they burn themselves, because of its known healing properties. Anyone with sunburn will attest to this as well. Aloe will do the same thing inside your GI tract that it does on the outside of your body, sooth burning inflammation. If you take Aloe Vera orally on a regular basis you will notice that your bowel movements do not smell as bad.


CROHN’S DISEASE Quick Glance Chart          __________________________________________________________________________
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Beta Carotene (softgels only) 25 softgels or more 25 softgels or more Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU (equivalent to 15 mg)
Vitamin D3 (softgels only) 2 softgels or more 2 softgels or more Puritan’s Pride #17621 2000 IU
Lecithin (softgels) 6 softgels 6 softgels Puritan’s Pride #303 1200 mg
Calcium/Magnesium 3 tablets 3 tablets Puritan’s Pride #4082 500/250 mg
Aloe Vera Gel (softgels only) 2 softgels 2 softgels Puritan’s Pride #2682 5000 mg



It’s important to eat a diet high in antioxidant foods. But make no mistake. Even if you eat these foods 24/7, you cannot get enough antioxidants through food alone to protect yourself from serious inflammation that can lead to Crohn’s and cancer. You must add antioxidant supplements to be completely safe.


Almost any vegetable or fruit with deep coloring is going to contain antioxidants. In most cases, the deeper the color, the higher the antioxidant levels. Eating more of these fresh foods will increase your daily intake of antioxidants and fight infection and inflammation. Fresh is preferred, frozen is tolerated, and canned is prohibited, unless that is all you have access to.

Here is a short list of foods, but they are not in any particular order after Acai berry, which is the number one food for antioxidants.



Acai berry (usually consumed as juice) • Small red beans • Blueberries (wild are better) • Spinach • Red kidney beans • Cooked collards • Pumpkin • Pinto beans • Cranberries • Carrots • Mangos • Artichokes hearts •  Kale • Parsley • Blackberries • Papaya • Broccoli • Prunes • Raspberries • Strawberries • Red Delicious apples • Cooked mustard greens • Granny Smith apples • Sweet (black) cherries • Black plums • Brussels sprouts • Black beans • Red Plums • Gala Apples. There are other vegetables, fruits, and legumes that contain antioxidants but are not mentioned here, so don’t be afraid to experiment. And don’t forget the benefits of freshly juiced vegetables and fruits in keeping you healthy. A juicer is a great investment in good health.


You’ll notice that beans are listed as good sources of antioxidants. You get more taste and better texture when you cook dried beans from scratch. Dried beans are also more nutritious and less expensive than canned beans. They are easy to prepare, and don’t have to be soaked overnight. You just have to simmer them longer if they haven’t been soaked.



Rinse a cup full of beans and throw them in a saucepot with about 3 cups of water. (You will need to add more water during cooking time.) • Add spices to taste (sea salt, black pepper, chopped garlic clove or garlic powder, and a dash or two of ground Cayenne red pepper—if you like the heat). • Also add a small chopped onion, carrot, and fresh tomato. These vegetables are meant to flavor the beans and will disappear into the mixture by the time they are cooked. • Stir from time to time and add water as needed. • Keep the top of the pot ajar during entire cooking time to permit the indigestible sugars to cook off, and avoid intestinal gas. • Cook the beans until tender and a thin sauce has formed. • Overtime you will see how easy it is to work with dried beans, and will create your own herbal combinations to flavor them.



One way to protect yourself from Crohn’s, besides getting more antioxidants in your diet, is to follow this simple rule: Never eat anything cooked without having something fresh/raw at the same time. This will help ensure complete evacuations. My solution is to eat fresh fruit with breakfast. This translates usually as a combination of banana, pear, berries, or cantaloupe blended with 1% milk into a thick shake. When I want eggs and toast, cereal, pancakes or waffles, I’ll simply have a small fruit garnish on the side. If I’m eating lunch, I’ll have a small side salad—sometimes this translates simply as the fresh lettuce on a tuna sandwich, but I’m still following the rule. I have a green salad every night with dinner. Sometimes a big salad with my favorite cheese is all I eat for dinner. I choose from the following fresh produce and other items to create my salads:



Romaine hearts • Arugula leaves • Chicory • Frisee • Red or white cabbage European mix • Spring mix • Bib lettuce • Spinach • Endive • Escarole • Celery • Tomatoes • Cilantro • Red onion • Persian cucumber • Raisins • Scallions • Parsley • Sprouts • Cranberries • Cauliflower florets • Carrots • Mushrooms • Radishes • Green, red, or yellow peppers • Apples • Grapes. I also sometimes add cottage, cheddar, Swiss or fontina cheese. Other times I opt to choose from toasted sunflower seeds, hard boiled eggs, chunks of tuna, chicken strips, or tahini paste. Sometimes I eat it plain, vegetables only, with my favorite store bought dressing, Annie’s Shitake Sesame. You may add any other of your own favorite fresh salad items.


I also enjoy crunchy iceberg lettuce as a wedge salad and as an ingredient with other lettuces. If I’m not eating a wedge, I add chopped iceberg directly to my salad at the last minute, because it oxides quickly, ahead of the other ingredients. If I keep the iceberg separate, a large bowl of salad will last three days in the refrigerator without browning, especially if it contains cabbage. Salads with cabbage seem to last longer.


It’s a good idea to sometimes make your own salad dressing. I know there are a lot of good commercial dressings available, but the purest experience is to simply mix red wine or rice vinegar with extra virgin olive oil (yes, it should be extra virgin), in a 5 to 1 ratio. Five parts oil to one part vinegar. Add your favorite seasonings like sea salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, dill, etc. For enhanced flavor add several raw onion rings to soak in the dressing. Onion adds a nice flavor, and they get “pickled” over time, making them delicious additions to sandwiches and meats.


Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which contains 75 percent of its fat in the form of oleic acid, a monounsaturated, omega-9 fatty acid, has many health benefits, especially for the cardiovascular system. One reason that Extra Virgin is better than Virgin Olive Oil or Olive Oil is the way that the oil is extracted from the olives for each of them.

When making Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the gorgeous unripe olives, fresh from the trees, are run through a mechanical press only, resulting in that lovely greenish hued liquid. Because Extra Virgin Olive Oil is oil from the first pressing it contains the most nutrients and has the delightful taste of fresh olives. No heat or chemicals are permitted in the pressing or it can’t be called Extra Virgin. It couldn’t be more natural.

The same smashed olive mash left from the first pressing is run through the press a second time and called Virgin Olive Oil. Heat and/or chemicals are used to extract more oil because it is faster and cheaper to do it that way. Virgin is not as smooth tasting as Extra Virgin. Again, this same mash left from the first two pressings is pressed a third time, and called simply Olive Oil. They use heat and/or chemicals to extract the oil, which can taste bitter, and it has less flavor compared with Extra Virgin and Virgin.

Keep in mind that the mash left from the first and second pressings, what is destined to become Virgin Olive Oil, and Olive Oil, will have a large number of free radicals in it due to the damage done to the olives in the first and second pressing. Free radicals not found in Extra Virgin.

EVOO, as Rachael Ray likes to call it, can get very pricey in most supermarkets. Trader Joe’s sells large, 33.8 fluid ounce bottles for $6.99 to $8.99, a real bargain for a quality product.

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Lynn Capehart Wellness Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, meaning that any donation you make is tax deductible. We appreciate your support for our current efforts to establish a Vitamin Scholarship Program, so that we may supply supplements to those who could be cured of their disorders, but who cannot afford the cost. You may make your donations through lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com at www.paypal.com using any credit card or bank anywhere in the world. You can contact me directly at lynn@lynncapehart.com. Thank you for your support.





CATEGORY: 3: Blockage


It is the day after Thanksgiving as I begin this post. I spent yesterday with a family of friends ranging from an exasperated teenager, who ate only hot buttered dinner rolls smothered with mashed potatoes—no gravy, she was on a diet—as she glared at the mother who refused to buy her a car on her nearing 16th birthday, to a 95-year-old great-grandpa who lamented about everyone having their face shoved into some kind of machine all the time. If it’s a phone it’s supposed to be next to your ear, not with your nose buried in it. There was a library with big comfortable chairs, perfect soft lighting, and shelves filled with so many classics it could make a book lover weep. Luckily, I had my hankie. They had to pry me out of one of the chairs when it was time to leave. I had a wonderful time.

I also ate too much; seconds on everything. I had no shame. When I got home I went straight to the refrigerator where I swallowed 10 Lecithin softgels, one after the other. The meal I had just put away was full of cholesterol, which would turn to sludge and plaque in my bloodstream, putting me at risk of numerous blockage disorders, including high cholesterol. Lecithin would start the emulsifying process right away, keeping the cholesterol particles in suspension, separated, until they could be processed, and utilized or eliminated.

Definition: Emulsifying Process: It is important to understand that emulsification is the key, and the only way to avoid the long list of blockage disorders that kill millions every year. The emulsification process permits the combining of two substances that normally would not mix, like oil and water, or cholesterol and blood. It does this by breaking down the oily globules into particles so minute they mix easily with water—despite the fact that oil and water don’t mix naturally.  When you emulsify any kind of fat globule you essentially make it behave in a water soluble manner, by suspending water particles throughout its mass, forcing it to combine with liquids into a smooth mixture, and to remain as a mixture over time. The emulsifying process enables large fat globules to be broken down into smaller evenly distributed particles that will not clump together to form plaque and other organic debris that cause blockage disorders like high cholesterol.  Think of the Giant in Jack and The Bean Stalk. He was fearsome and hard to control because of his large size. Suppose Jack’s magic beans had given him additional special powers, and he had cast a spell that turned that one giant into a hundred itty bitty pipsqueaks he could crush underfoot and easily control. It could be said then that Jack had “emulsified” the Giant, taken a large dangerous mass and broken it down into smaller controllable bits with no ability to do harm. The magic spell would be called Lecithin. That’s what Lecithin does, turns large fat globules into tiny fat particles so small your system can handle them without harm or distress. It works equally well on any kind of fat, including cholesterol.


The more cholesterol you have in your bloodstream, the less space there is for blood to flow. It’s that simple. There is a finite amount of space inside your body where necessary processes can be performed, and every function has its own allotted space. The problem with cholesterol is that it takes up room in your arteries reserved for the flow of blood. Your coronary system of arteries, veins, and capillaries is like a complex series of highways and roads that transport vital nutrients and oxygen to every part of your body. Like a real life road system, arterial byways must be kept clear because space on them is limited.

If there is an accident on a real road, wreckage is removed as quickly as possible so other traffic can move past. Otherwise, a complete flow shutdown is possible. Then you have traffic gridlock. Cholesterol has to be removed quickly from your bloodstream, like those wrecked cars on the highway, or it will build up and eventually prevent enough blood from reaching all the spots serviced by the arterial system. Then you have arterial gridlock.

This leads to countless blockage disorders, but most immediate are heart attack and blood clot stroke due to the flow stoppage. Thus, the core goal in trying to control cholesterol levels is to get it out of your bloodstream quickly, before the globules can clump together, rob space, and cause damage. Every steak, ice cream cone, and chicken leg, every coconut shrimp, butter pattie, and scrambled egg you eat robs a bit more space inside your arteries. That’s where Lecithin comes in.


To help you better understand the connection between Lecithin and cholesterol, let’s pretend there’s a new game called Sticky. The game runs 24 hours and has as many as a hundred players at any given time. The game board is the size of two football fields, and is composed of criss-crossing channels of various circumference that players must navigate in order to find a single exit, and collect a monetary prize, ranging from $1,000 to $100,000, depending on the player’s time. The trick is to avoid getting Stuck and being unable to exit. If a player gets Stuck and has to be removed by clean-up, she is fined $500 for impeding the flow of the game and endangering other players.

Two things make Sticky a difficult game: (1) All players must wear special Velcro  uniforms, and the channels are lined with Velcro. If a player gets stuck to a wall he can’t reach the exit and will have to be extracted; (2) Players can only exit one at a time. If two players get Stuck together, they can’t get out of the game even if they find the exit. Once two players are Stuck together, it’s only a matter of time before other players get Stuck to them and blockages occur.

Here, the players are cholesterol particles that must navigate the channels that represent the arterial system. The exit is the liver, where you want the particles to go once they’ve made a hasty departure from the bloodstream. The monetary prize represents the importance of the speed at which the particles leave the bloodstream. Lecithin is the cleanup crew. (Some games are poorly managed and either don’t have a cleanup crew or don’t have a large enough staff, so that the channels are narrowed by Stuck players and difficult to get through. This would be comparable to someone who never takes Lecithin.) Velcro symbolizes the nature of cholesterol particles to “stick” to each other and the walls of your arteries.

You can see the connection between the Sticky game and what goes on inside your body with cholesterol. Please keep this in mind as you read.


Cholesterol is a waxy, greasy, high viscosity substance that is elemental to the fats in your body. It comes from two sources: (1) your liver, which produces all you need for good health, and sometimes more than you need, and (2) the food you eat that contains it. That means healthy people don’t have to depend on diet for cholesterol. Highest in cholesterol are animal origin foods including meat, eggs, milk, cheese, and butter. Cholesterol is even found in fish. Plant origin foods have no cholesterol, and along with grains actually help lower overall cholesterol.

Definition: Viscosity: This is a way of measuring how fast or slow a fluid moves. A fluid with high viscosity is thick, resists motion, and moves slowly. A fluid with low viscosity is thin and moves quickly. Compare how fast water, cooking oil, or molasses would flow through a hole in a paper cup. Water, thin and with very low viscosity that doesn’t resist motion, would drain quickly; cooking oil would take longer because it’s thicker; and molasses would take the longest because it is the thickest, with the highest viscosity of the three.  Blood Viscosity is a measure of the thickness of blood and how fast it moves. Cholesterol is sticky and contributes to making blood thick and high viscosity, which in turn makes it slow moving inside your arterial system. That’s why having high blood viscosity is linked to blockage disorders like high cholesterol.

Blockage disorders are a whole subset of health problems in my paradigm of wellness, which I call The Seven Categories of Illness. (Blog 30) Blockages are the Category 3 disease group, and high cholesterol is in that category, along with many other disorders. A high cholesterol diet that causes arterial blockages, like my Thanksgiving abuse, puts one at risk for many health problems besides high cholesterol. But all blockage disorders can be treated successfully with Lecithin, because of its emulsifying abilities and because all blockages have the same root cause.

What starts as high cholesterol will contribute to the development of other blockage disorders, from lung congestion to angina (chest pains), heart attack, coronary artery disease, erectile dysfunction, gallstones, blood clot stroke, glaucoma, arthrosclerosis plaque, high blood pressure, loss of mobility in joints, fatty liver disease, Alzheimer’s, and so many more. They all stem from blockages and will all respond favorably to Lecithin.

However, as much as it can wreak havoc in your system, cholesterol is found throughout your body and is vital to good health. You need it, but too much can harm and even kill you.


Based on behavior inside the body, there are two primary cholesterols, referred to as good and bad. If the cholesterol globule can quickly exit the bloodstream and get to the liver for processing, it is considered good, as in well behaved, because it doesn’t remain long enough in the bloodstream to create a blockage. But if the cholesterol can’t get out of the bloodstream quickly, it stays there long enough to get stuck to other particles, form plaque and stick to the walls, hence bad. Remember the Sticky game.


High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HD): This is low viscosity cholesterol, fast moving good cholesterol, so called because it gets out of the bloodstream quickly and promptly checks in at the liver for processing. It does not contribute to blockages in your arteries or elsewhere. You can remember the difference by thinking of “H” for healthy, or that HD moves like the hare. Quickly.

Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LD): This is high viscosity cholesterol, slow moving bad cholesterol, so called because it stays too long in your blood stream. Its particles stick to each other and the walls of your arterial system, hardening and narrowing the channels and causing blockages as they accumulate. You can remember the difference by thinking of “L” for life-threatening, or that LD moves like the tortoise. Lazily.

Definition: Lipoprotein: A cholesterol particle can’t transport itself in your bloodstream without help, so each particle latches on to a protein and uses it to travel through the bloodstream, like a passenger in a rickshaw. Clinically, a fat is referred to as a lipid; hence the protein that transports a lipid is called a lipoprotein.


As a natural emulsifier, Lecithin has the ability to keep organic particles in suspension as a mixture, preventing them from clumping together. It is extracted from soybeans and other natural sources. It is known to be safe, and has been used in our food supply for over 100 years. Take a look in your cabinets and refrigerator and you’ll see Lecithin used in many foods and cosmetics, because of its ability to maintain the stability of a mixture—to keep it in a mixed state.

Without Lecithin, when you opened a box of biscuit mix, it wouldn’t come out in a nice powdery stream, but would plop into your bowl in funky clumps. Without Lecithin, facial moisturizer wouldn’t be creamy and smooth, but would show the oils coagulated and greasy. Without Lecithin, mayonnaise would be a congealed mess; likewise, peanut butter. Lecithin is what keeps ingredients in suspension, as a mixture.

Some food and cosmetic producers opt for chemicals to replace Lecithin because they’re cheaper. Something has to be used to stabilize the mixed components in commercial food and cosmetic products or they would separate from the mixture. Lecithin is the natural way. It’s Lecithin’s ability to keep organic particles in suspension—mixed—that makes it such a valuable food supplement.

It isn’t such a huge leap from witnessing Lecithin’s known properties on other organic and biological material outside the body to understanding that it can do the same thing inside it.


The following is from one of my other blogs, posted by someone who is using Lecithin to treat a different blockage disorder than high cholesterol.

“Thank you for your helpful advice…. Using Lecithin my triglycerides dropped from over 200 to 137, and my total cholesterol dropped to 125. Now, my concern is that I read that one’s cholesterol should not be lower than 160 since your brain, hormones, etc. need cholesterol. Is the emulsified cholesterol still available for brain and hormone requirements? Your insight would be appreciated.”  Thanks, Ken Johnson

Mr. Johnson wasn’t trying to lower his cholesterol or triglycerides. He was treating something completely different, but since all three problems are blockage disorders they all responded to Lecithin. He guessed correctly that emulsified cholesterol is still available for the body’s health requirements. Cholesterol is measured by a blood test that indicates how much is in the bloodstream. Once cholesterol leaves the bloodstream and enters the liver for processing it is still available to the body to use. All that Lecithin does is prevent cholesterol from blocking your arteries. It doesn’t stop your body from utilizing the cholesterol.

The Difference Between Triglycerides And Cholesterol 

Triglycerides and cholesterol are separate types of fats that circulate in your bloodstream. The function of triglycerides is to store unused calories until you need them for energy, while cholesterol builds cells. Alcohol, sugar, and calories you don’t immediately burn are converted into triglycerides and stored in fat cells throughout your body. High concentrations of triglycerides indicate an elevated risk of stroke and other blockages, just like cholesterol.  


Genetics aren’t important when it comes to high cholesterol. Even if you have family members with the disorder, or your liver makes more cholesterol than you need, Lecithin will keep your levels low. This is true because what is really inherited are poor eating habits, and resulting nutritional deficiencies.

Unless you eat fruits, vegetables and grains exclusively, you have a daily additional intake of cholesterol your body doesn’t need but must still process. Lecithin is the answer. Also helpful are making a few dietary changes to include more fresh fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, and a little restraint from time to time. A good balance is never have a cooked food without eating something fresh and raw with it, whether fruit or vegetable. Canned and frozen products do not qualify unless you do not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.


Cats and dogs are also susceptible to high cholesterol, and other blockage disorders. Lecithin can also help them to avoid these health problems.

Last summer fate brought me a kitten, a Calico with orange and black markings on top, white underneath, beautiful green eyes, and a tail twice her size. I named her Nikki. She was mischievous and the name seemed right. When I brought her home she fit in my palms.

Nikki looking down at toy



The photo on top is Nikki on Christmas morning opening presents from her godparents in Seattle. In the middle shows how Nikki helps me get ready for work everyday. Below is a nice close up of my pretty girl.

Nikki was born in a comic book store to a stray the clerks fed when they remembered. She was taken from her mom at about six weeks and given to a friend who shortly thereafter had to leave for Europe. It was either me or the pound for the little girl. I watched her sitting up on those tiny hind legs, batting a piece of paper like it was the best toy in the world, and fell in love.

No one was certain exactly when the little fluff had been born, but I think she got her shots and spaying late. From the beginning Nikki was always sneezing; sometimes in a series of ten or more. Then she got digestion problems and stopped eating after just two weeks. I naturally reasoned that she needed more nutrition. I started giving her at alternate meals, drops of Beta Carotene, or Vitamin D3, or Vitamin E, or Cod Liver Oil. I also give her ¼ teaspoon of Lecithin granules a couple times a week, mixed in with one of two daily wet meals. I read a list of elements harmful to cats and was confident that these supplements were ok.

During the holidays Nikki’s godmother gave me a book, The Natural Cat, by Anitra Frazier, written with Norma Eckroate. I was relieved to read that I was taking the right path by supplementing Nikki’s diet. Frazier suggests creating a mixture of equal parts wheat bran, yeast, kelp or mixed trace mineral powder, bonemeal, and Lecithin granules. Yes, Frazier recommends Lecithin for cats because it emulsifies fat in a cat’s diet the same way it does in a human’s diet. And thereby prevents blockage disorders. Frazier recommends adding ½ to 1 teaspoon of this mixture to each meal, totaling 1-2 teaspoons per day. She also adds weekly supplementation of Vitamin E softgels, and Vitamin A & D softgels. (p. 68) I’m going to wait until Nikki is a year old before putting her on this mixture regimen. Kittens have sensitive stomachs and Nikki’s is especially sensitive.

I also treated a large loveable dog named Dino. We even did a wellness video together. At each of his two daily meals I recommended adding a teaspoon of Lecithin granules to keep his arthritic joints mobile and to fight high cholesterol, and a teaspoon of bran for roughage. Dino also got a Beta Carotene 25,000 IU softgel and a Vitamin E 400 IU softgel, each hidden inside its own cream cheese ball and then buried in the food. He lived to be 18.

High  Cholesterol Quick Glance Chart
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Lecithin softgels 6 softgels 6 softgels Puritan’s Pride   #303 1200 mg
Lecithin granules 1 rounded   tablespoon Puritan’s Pride #1064 NA
Lecithin Granules are best used in blender drinks and sprinkled on salads, fresh cut fruit, and cereals. Make sure to consume it uncooked, in its natural state. You can use it in cooked recipes for texture and smoothness, but those amounts do not count toward your daily maintenance dose. One tablespoon of Lecithin granules equals six softgels. You can’t take too much. Feel free to use additional amounts liberally of either the granules or softgels.
High Cholesterol Quick Glance Chart Cats & Dogs
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Lecithin granules ¼  to 1 teaspoon depending on size of animal ¼ to 1 teaspoon   depending on size of animal Puritan’s Pride #1064 NA
Lecithin granules are odorless and tasteless. The granules mix easily into wet food. They are harder to go unnoticed over dry food. It’s probably a good idea to wait until an animal is a year old before putting her on this daily regimen.


• I recommend Puritan’s Pride because their Lecithin contains a minimum of 70 mg of phosphatides in each 1200 mg softgel, equivalent to 61 percent. The value of a Lecithin product is determined by the percentage of phosphatides, as they activate the fat emulsifying process. You may use another brand but make sure it conforms to these specifications.

• When you use Lecithin regularly, in the beginning you may notice you are expelling more wastes than usual. This happens because Lecithin breaks up blockages, causing mucus and other wastes to be released. This is a good sign and will taper off as your body cleanses itself.

• Lecithin will NOT cause chunks of plaque to rupture, fall off the artery wall and threaten a flow stoppage. It emulsifies, working on a molecular level, keeping fat particles in suspension, making sure they don’t clump together and cause a blockage.

• Some of you are concerned that soybean production is almost entirely controlled by corporations practicing genetic modification. They are in the process of obtaining ownership of the very food we eat, an ugly business. You’re worried that certain soya Lecithin may be coming from these genetically altered soybeans. This bothers me too, and I avoid these food types whenever possible. But if you can’t find Lecithin that you are sure is from non-modified soybeans, it becomes a question of the tiger in the room versus the tiger in the backyard. There is definitely danger presented by the tiger in the yard, but not nearly as much as that posed by the tiger in the room with you. Blockage disorders are the tiger in the room. Genetic modification is the tiger in the backyard. You’ll get sick and die faster from a blockage disorder than you will from consuming genetically modified soybeans. There is also the alternative of sunflower Lecithin, which readers tell me works fine.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 33: Crohn’s Disease, where I tell you how to control this chronic inflammation and get back to eating what you want.


Your support is greatly appreciated.


Lynn Capehart Wellness Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, meaning that any donation you make is tax deductible. We appreciate your support for our current efforts to establish a Vitamin Scholarship Program, so that we may supply supplements to those who could be cured of their disorders, but who cannot afford the annual cost. You may make your donations to lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com at www.paypal.com using any credit card or bank anywhere in the world. Thank you.


I am happy to report that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status to Lynn Capehart Wellness Foundation, Inc., meaning that any donation given to support our goals of curing disease and promoting wellness and longevity through natural drug-free treatments is a tax exempt contribution to a public charity, and a write-off on your tax return.

You may make a tax-free donation to LCWF with a credit card or a bank account through www.paypal.com to the email address lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com. If you want to send a check or money order, please contact me directly through the same email. We are actively seeking donations and would appreciate any help you can give. There is a lot we can do to educate people and show them how to take control of their health and live longer, happier lives, if we have the funds.

All donations will be placed in our General unrestricted account, and from there disbursed within the guidelines for non profits, to one of three areas:

Area 1. WELLNESS   

We will continue to implement new programs, but for now we would like to concentrate on the following: 

A. Nutrition Grants: We will provide partial and full supplement-cost grants based on need. Depending on the disease or disorder, the monthly cost to control it with food supplements can be $35-$250 or more. Many people cannot afford this, even though it would mean being completely healthy. Some of them have health insurance but the companies won’t cover food supplements, even though it would mean lowering their overall costs. This program will also permit us to compile statistics from each participant that support the premise that nutrition heals all on its own, which will feed into our clinical studies.

B. Educational Forums: We will educate people to remain disease free through completely natural means. Too many people know too little about what’s happening inside their bodies. And it’s not all that complicated if you have the proper education. These workshops, seminars, classes, and interactive lectures will explain how to use food and supplements to prevent and eliminate any disorder.

They will include treatments for specific diseases like cancer, asthma, arthritis, and other disorders. Participants will also learn how to feed and train their children to stop childhood obesity. There will be lessons in shopping held right in the markets, and cooking classes to show how to  prepare food for maximum nutrition. There will be anti-aging workshops to explain what happens inside the body as it ages, and easy techniques to slow it down. Plus, many more subjects.

C. Clinical Studies: We will fund studies for specific diseases, and the publication of the results. For a long time I’ve been adamant that my theories on healing are more efficacious than any medical techniques available today. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence to support my statements—I’ve cured thousands—but I keep getting requests for actual “studies.” Physicians, especially, clamor for those kinds of  results. Even though the logic is staring them in the face, they want to see it written down and corroborated.

D. Research & Development: We will research other subjects that impact health, such as new ways of delivering high doses of food supplements to people unable to eat and/or take the amount of supplements they need for whatever reason. We would also like to develop and market effective natural products.


This may not sound glamorous, but it’s important and pays for the nuts and bolts administrative costs—communications, salaries, office equipment and supplies, insurance, marketing, postage, rentals, legal, and accounting, among other things, and without which we cannot operate.


Money in this fund will go towards the purchase of a space to house the Lynn Capehart Wellness Center, in San Diego, California, where people can come for natural treatments, workshops, seminars, classes, interactive lectures, yoga and targeted exercise.



Your support is greatly appreciated.


Lynn Capehart Wellness Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, meaning that any donation you make will be tax deductible. We appreciate your support for our current efforts to establish a Vitamin Scholarship Program, so that we may supply supplements to those who could be cured of their disorders but cannot afford the cost. You may make your donations through www.paypal.com using any credit card or bank anywhere in the world. Donations should be made there to the account of lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com Thank you.


Currently, it is estimated that there are from 12,000 to over 100,000 documented diseases, some of which affect a handful of people, like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare degenerative brain disorder that affects one person per million per year worldwide, to others that affect millions, like cancer, which kills almost eight million people annually worldwide. These diseases are separated by the medical industry into four types, pathogenic, deficiency, heredity, and physiological, but actually all diseases are deficiency based and can be treated and cured with nutrition.

Regardless of how prevalent a disease is or which type it is labeled, all diseases can fit into one or more of seven categories. Let me put that another way: there are only seven things that can go wrong with the body, not 100,000. From the outside looking in, they may appear to be 100,000 different disorders, but in fact, every single one of them can fit into these seven categories. The human body is not nearly as complicated as you have been led to believe. Just the opposite, it is a simple machine, easily maintained in peak condition with proper nutrition.


I figured out the seven category theory by studying Albert Einstein’s theories on relativity. I often wondered how Dr. Einstein could be stuck here on Earth and still theorize correctly about our universe. How could he know for certain without being out there? He was able to do so because he made an important assumption at the start, on which he based all his subsequent theories. That assumption, which turned out to be correct, was that our universe is a “constant.” Dr. Einstein realized therefore, that if he could formulate a theory and prove that it worked here on Earth, since the universe is constant, he knew that the same proven theory would work equally well anywhere else within the same universe.

Dr. Einstein studied and theorized about the “larger outer” universe. The human body can be viewed as a “smaller inner” universe, and follows the same constancy rule relied on by him. The human body is a closed and constant system. Therefore, if I find a food supplement that works to open a blockage in a lung, like congestion, I know that same treatment will work to open a blockage anywhere within the same closed system, whether in an artery to prevent heart attacks, dementia, or erectile dysfunction, in the liver to prevent fatty deposits, in a toe to prevent gout, in the sinus cavity to prevent headaches and post nasal drip, in fact anywhere that a blockage exists within the same closed system.


A healthy body is your second most precious gift after life itself, yours to nourish or neglect. The organic vessel you occupy needs a certain amount of continual care and upkeep. It isn’t an appliance you can plug in at birth and forget about. It will withstand a lot of physical abuse from its person before it succumbs to illness, disease, and premature aging, but the trip there is inevitable if it isn’t provided with enough nutrition. But that’s all it needs. With proper nutrition you can walk through life unscathed by disease.

The following are the seven things that can go wrong with your body. They can all be treated effectively with nutrition and the additional support of food supplements. You need the additional support of food supplements, because you can’t get enough nutrition from your diet to avoid all disease. But there is no disease or disorder that does not fall into one or more of these seven categories. Remember that all disease is directly attributable to your diet, and what you do and don’t eat.


This is where all disease and bodily malfunctions begin for ailments such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity, which are caused solely by malnutrition. When things first start to go wrong they often go unnoticed as resulting from simple malnutrition, because they are seemingly insignificant. Disorders like bleeding gums, constipation, and forgetfulness don’t seem serious and most people experience these health problems from time to time without giving them a second thought. They think this sort of malfunction is normal, just part of being alive. But it’s the first step toward more serious diseases.

Bleeding gums signal a worsening condition of weak blood vessel walls, due to a lack of Rutin, which could lead to a brain aneurism stroke. Chronic constipation means poor evacuation and subsequent retention of rotting matter in your colon from a lack of enough fresh food and Magnesium that could lead to cancer. Forgetfulness could signal a growing blockage from a lack of Lecithin that will end up as dementia and the premature loss of mental function. If these ailments are not treated properly and early with the correct nutrition, they will develop into one of five other categories. The seventh category is hormonal disruption that comes with aging and is not directly associated with malnutrition, but is still easily avoided with the correct food supplement.


If simple malnutrition goes untreated long enough it can develop into inflammation, which grows out of a lack of foods high in antioxidants, and a failure to supplement your diet with Beta Carotene and other antioxidant supplements. Without enough antioxidants, free radicals grow exponentially. When free radicals reach a threshold of oxidation, also known as decay, it triggers the body’s defenses, which manifest as inflammation, and present with pain, swelling, tenderness, and redness. Once inflammation is present, you are susceptible to any number of inflammation based diseases, like cancer, asthma, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease, diverticulitis, and even failure to heal properly, among others. Rampant free radical growth and inflammation are also the result of radiation poisoning, which can be treated with Beta Carotene in massive doses.


Untreated simple malnutrition can also result in blockages throughout your body, which form a whole subset of diseases. When you eat something your body has trouble processing, like sirloin steak with butter sauce and a fried egg on top, baked potato with bacon bits, butter and sour cream, fried broccoli with blue cheese dressing, and ice cream with whipped cream, without also taking an emulsifier, your body has trouble breaking it down.

Without an emulsifier like Lecithin, your body can’t eliminate the organic deposits which settle in your arteries and form plaque and blood clots, in your lungs to form congestion, between your joints to cause stiffness and loss of mobility, in your penis to cause erectile dysfunction, in your eyes to cause glaucoma, in your jaw to cause TMJ, as well as, many other areas throughout your body. Once again, all these disorders appear to be independent of each other but are in fact classified under the category of blockages, and they can, therefore, all be treated with the same supplement, Lecithin.


Another large class of diseases stem from an inappropriate reaction of your immune system, which is designed to fight off pathogenic intruders. It is your defense mechanism against diseases caused by bacterium, virus, and other microorganism. It is the moat around the castle, the army at the gate to keep out the infidels. But sometimes the army gets confused and starts attacking the castle itself, its host body. An auto-immune disorder arises when the immune system sees danger in substances, organs, and tissues normally present in the body—ones it is supposed to defend.

Unfortunately, the only treatment the medical industry has for an auto-immune disease is to suppress and sometimes completely shut down the immune system. The problem with this is obvious: yes you stop the particular inappropriate reaction by putting the system to sleep, but you also disable the body’s entire defense system, making it susceptible to all sorts of other pathogenic attacks. What would happen if you gave knock out drugs to the army at the gate? All sorts of intruders would walk right past them and gain entry. That’s why so many people living with an auto-immune disease and taking prescription medicines to suppress the immune system end up in the ER, with sometimes life threatening problems unrelated to the original disease.

The list of auto-immune diseases is extensive and includes disorders as common as seasonal allergies, to type 1 diabetes, eczema, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, Graves’ Disease, vertigo and dizziness (Meniere’s disease), lupus, and Addison’s Disease, among others. Again, despite the differing nature of these disorders, since they are all auto-immune based, they can all be treated with the same food supplements and prevented, controlled and eliminated. The idea is not to shut down or suppress the immune system but to calm it down so it stops overreacting and attacking its host. This can be done with the correct combinations of food supplements, including Bee Pollen and Monavie Active.


A virus is any infecting agent that multiples inside the body, corrupting systems and causing disease, sometimes even death. The list of viral based diseases is extensive, including the flu, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, yellow fever, mumps, shingles, rubella, chicken pox, Epstein Barr/mononucleosis, herpes—both genital and cold sores, even smallpox, among others. The mistake that the medical industry makes is to believe that each of these diseases needs a different type of treatment and drug.

We have to start thinking like the body does. A virus gets in and does damage in different ways, but they all have one thing in common. Despite their origin or behavior, a virus has to replicate repeated generations of itself, or it dies and you get better. Therefore, the key is to disrupt a virus’s DNA replication cycle. If you can do that, you will prevent it from spawning more generations…you will kill it off. But that’s all you have to do to end any virus: stop it from reproducing!

You see, a virus’ life span is too short for it to do any real harm inside your body. Therefore, it must replicate itself continually, so that the new generations can continue the bodily harassment against you. L-Lysine will disrupt the replication cycle of ANY virus. Any virus! Meaning, that whatever virus you contract, that same supplement can be used to stop it, because all you’re trying to stop is the reproduction cycle. We may distinguish between viruses but as long as you are able to stop them from breeding, it doesn’t matter to the body.


This category occurs when your body becomes saturated with toxins, much like the soldiers who returned from Operation Desert Storm in the 1990-1991 Gulf War, with a disorder that was subsequently named, Gulf War Syndrome. The body has many cleansing mechanisms but when they become overloaded by too many toxins, the body will break down and present with a variety of illnesses. The women and men who were there faced an unrelenting barrage of toxins, mostly from the burning oil fields. Their lungs, livers and other organs were inundated with toxins they could not process or eliminate.

We all have trash and garbage cans in our homes. When they are full up they just won’t hold any more. Left unattended, rot sets in and the stink is profound. The body is the same: when its trash carriers are full and aren’t cleaned out, disease results.

Those of us who are fortunate enough not to have to go to war, thanks to a strong and dedicated military, still face toxin overload in our daily civilian lives. If you smoke cigarettes, live near a factory, live in a large city with a lot of motor vehicle traffic, your body becomes tainted with innumerable toxins. The United States makes an effort to control air pollution, but there are some countries (you know who they are), where it is a minor concern, and their citizens suffer accordingly. The correct food supplements like a combination of L-Cysteine and Vitamin C Complex with other nutritional support can clean out the overloaded body and return it to normalcy.


Regardless of how well you treat your body, a time will come as you age, when your hormonal production breaks down. Think of it as having spent your life on an aircraft kept on automatic pilot. Suddenly, one day you notice that the ground is getting a little closer each day. That’s because the autopilot is failing. For your entire life, your hormonal autopilot has been distributing the necessary hormones throughout your body. Then it slows down and gets confused and sends out the wrong combinations, or not enough. It’s the same for men and women.

Women go through menopause, experiencing mood swings, bone loss, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, a loss of sex drive, dry aging skin and age spots, lack of energy, and perhaps the most psychologically painful—the barrel-waist look that no amount of dieting can get rid of, among other problems.

Men have it just as bad, and experience impotence, low testosterone, lack of sex drive, difficulty passing urine, mood swings, depression, reduced muscular strength, hair loss, bone loss, panic, low sperm count, incontinence, dry aging skin and age spots, and a drooping stomach hanging over the belt, among other things.

The medical industry tried to replace the natural hormone loss in women by giving them hormone replacement therapy. But there were reports of all sorts of problems, including increased incidence of cancer. That’s because the system that produces hormones in both male and female bodies is much too complex to be regulated from the outside.

You can’t use hormone replacement to properly regulate the correct amount of hormones needed by an individual, but you can take a food supplement that signals your body to continue making hormones on its own, in whatever amounts it thinks it needs. The best food supplement I have found for both men and women is DHEA/Youthful You. Depending on whether it’s taken by a man or a woman, it signals the body to continue making the appropriate amount of hormones.


Sometimes, when simple malnutrition goes untreated it worsens and morphs into more than one of the seven categories. Therefore, some diseases will be listed in more than one category, like rheumatoid arthritis, which is listed under auto-immune because that is the trigger, inflammation, which is the body’s response to the trigger, and blockages because it causes organic debris to accumulate in the joints, robbing you of mobility and freedom of movement. You could use Monavie Active alone to control RA, or if you cannot afford the expense, you could use Bee Pollen to calm down the immune system, Beta Carotene to quell the inflammation, Lecithin to break up and prevent the blockages in the joints, and iron and B12 to avoid the debilitating fatigue.

Likewise with asthma, which is listed under inflammation because it is a chronic inflammation of the lungs, and blockages because of the mucus and excess toxins that form in your lungs. You could use Beta Carotene to stop the chronic inflammation, Lecithin to break up the hardened mucus in your lungs, and L-Cysteine and Vitamin C together to remove excess toxins and ease your breathing.


You have been so misled for so long that I know it’s hard to believe that there are only seven things that go wrong with the body, and that they are all capable of being controlled, cured and prevented with simple, inexpensive food supplements, but I promise you that this is true. Staying healthy is easy and relatively cheap. It boggles the mind to watch the numbers being spent, as we throw billions of dollars at diseases like cancer, which can be completely cured with just Beta Carotene and Vitamin D3 taken in sufficient doses.

I know it’s hard to believe, but you have to take over control of your health now, because the medical industry doesn’t know what it’s doing and has failed you miserably. It’s not the diseases, but the ignorance that kills so many people. I read the other online sites and see the same phrases used over and over, indicating that they don’t know what causes diseases. I know what causes every disease and I know how to actually cure and prevent them by using nutrition and food supplements. Never forget that your body was constructed in the womb from the nutrition consumed by your mother. No nutrition, no you. Doesn’t it make perfect sense then that if nutrition was used to build your body, nutrition should also be used to repair it?

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 32: High Cholesterol. You may contact me directly at lynn@lynncapehart.com


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CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition


You know the symptoms: your lips are dry, and/or, cracked, red, burning, flaky, peeling, sore, sometimes even bleeding, but always with that extra layer of scratchy skin. It can hurt, and the condition is noticeable when you are kissed. Biotin, along with Folic Acid, causes more moisture to be held in the lip skin, and will stop chapped lip skin. And since these two supplements can fix the problem, it tells us that if you have chapped lip skin, you have a deficiency in these supplements.

This is a great little therapy, and it works almost the same day to soften and smooth the skin on your lips. The only problem is that the day that you forget either of the daily doses is the day your chapped lip skin returns. But if you can be faithful to the therapy and make it a regular part of your daily routine, you’ll really like the improvement in the way your lips look and feel. More kissable.

To aid your lips’ ability to hold on to moisture: each night before you go to sleep, smooth on a little Shea Butter, and rub it in for a few seconds. It will penetrate overnight and aid the softening process. Use unadulterated, unrefined Shea Butter, not the marketed products with tons of other ingredients. I recommend “AAA Shea Butter,” which is nothing but unrefined Shea Butter at a good price. Contact them at 800-450-2228, Atlanta GA.

Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Biotin 3 tablets 3 tablets Puritan’s Pride #7961 1000 mcg
Folic Acid 8 tablets 8 tablets Puritan’s Pride #2845 800 mcg
Biotin and Folic Acid are part of the B Complex, which elements work synergistically and have to be kept in balance. If you take some parts of the B Complex alone for an extended period you may end up with a deficiency caused by a lack of the missing ones. For that reason you should also take a B Complex supplement, for balance.
B Complex 1 capsule 1 capsule Puritan’s Pride #10280 100 mg/mcg

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 30: Essay 2: The Lynn Capehart “Category Approach” To Healing All Disease With Nutrition


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Lynn Capehart Wellness Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, meaning that any donation you make will be tax deductible. We appreciate your support for our current efforts to establish a Vitamin Scholarship Program, so that we may supply supplements to those who could be cured of their disorders but cannot afford the cost. You may make your donations through www.paypal.com using any credit card or bank anywhere in the world. Donations should be made there to the account of lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com  Thank you.


CATEGORY: 2: Inflammation

Raynaud’s is one of the most annoying problems, but also one of the easiest to fix. There is a distinction made between Primary Raynaud’s, referred to as the Disease, and Secondary Raynaud’s, referred to as the Syndrome. Both manifest as numbness in the shoulders, arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet and toes. Luckily, this therapy works equally well on both.

Primary Raynaud’s (the Disease) is diagnosed if the symptoms have no other known cause and occur by themselves, with no association with any other disorder or condition.

Secondary Raynaud’s (the Syndrome) is diagnosed in conjunction with and secondary to a wide variety of other conditions, including, connective tissue disorders, eating disorders, obstructive disorders, ingesting certain drugs, and occupations that lead to extensive exposure to cold weather or cold conditions. Raynaud’s is often described as an allergy to cold, because cold conditions are one of the classic inflammatory triggers that leads to the problem.

A closer look shows that these other conditions associated with secondary Raynaud’s are all, directly or indirectly, connected to and caused by a flare-up of inflammation, just like Raynaud’s. Therefore, if you can control inflammation you can control both Primary and Secondary Raynaud’s, no matter the cause.
Note: Inflammation can flare up anywhere in your body, at any time, and for a million different reasons. How it will manifest is a function of your personal genetics. Maybe your family has a genetic weakness in the nervous system, so your inflammation may show up as Multiple Sclerosis. Maybe the genetic weakness is in the digestive system, in which case your inflammation may show up as Crohn’s Disease. Maybe it’s a predisposition to tumor growth that turns your inflammation into cancer. But inflammation is inflammation: All and any inflammation has the same root cause, oxidation and an excess of free radicals. Hence, no matter where it manifests, any case of inflammation can be treated with the same therapy with equal success.


You wake up in the middle of the night with the phone ringing loudly in your ear. Your reach for it, only to discover that your right arm is completely numb, with no feeling whatsoever. Since the numbness extends into your hands and fingers, you can’t pick up the phone. Or you go out to shovel snow from your walk. When you finish and reenter your kitchen, your fingers are completely numb with no feeling. You even have trouble unzipping your parka. Or, maybe every time you sit down for a spell, one or both of your legs fall asleep, making it hard to stand again and move around. This is Raynaud’s, and it is one of the easiest disorders to control and prevent.


Think of Raynaud’s as “over-crowding,” like thirty-six people sharing a studio apartment, constantly getting in each other’s way, constantly invading each other’s space.

All of your blood vessels are surrounded by soft tissue. When that soft tissue becomes inflamed it takes on water, swells up and expands. As it expands it takes up more room and presses against the blood vessels, leaving less space for blood flow to get through to your extremities. The decreased blood flow to the extremities causes the numbness and the condition we call Raynaud’s. That’s all there is to it. It’s easy to see therefore, that stopping inflammation will stop the tissue from swelling, and will stop Raynaud’s from stealing space belonging to the blood vessels and thereby cutting off the blood supply to the extremities.
Note: When exposed to cold temperatures, the blood supply to the face, nose and earlobes can also be markedly reduced because of the same inflammation described above. When the oxygen supply in the area is depleted, numbness occurs due to lack of blood, and the skin turns bluish.

Chronic recurrent attacks of Raynaud’s can result in atrophy of the skin, subcutaneous tissues, and muscle, stemming from the prolonged periods without enough oxygen. In severe cases, if left untreated, Raynaud’s can progress to necrosis or gangrene of the fingertips or toes, because extended constriction of blood flow to any area leads to tissue hypoxia.

It is said that Raynaud’s can herald certain diseases by periods of more than 20 years in some cases, making if effectively their first presenting symptom. That’s because it is inflammation that is causing the Raynaud’s, as well as the other diseases. Left untreated inflammation worsens and leads to other conditions, like cancer, Crohn’s, or MS.


When inflammation flares up in your system it has a set process and reaction sequence. In the case of Raynaud’s, the inflammatory trigger causes reddening and warmth in the tissue surrounding the blood vessels. The body then attempts to cool the heat by shunting extra fluids to the tissue. The tissue absorbs the extra fluid and swells. The swollen tissue squeezes against the blood vessel walls, nanrrowing them, and decreasing blood flow to the limbs. Decreased blood flow means decreased oxygen, and results in numbness and temporary loss of usage in the affected extremities.
Raynaud’s Inflammatory Chain Reaction
environmental trigger → inflammation → reddening and warmth → extra fluids → swelling → squeezing of blood vessel walls → narrowing of blood vessels → numbness in extremities _____________________________________________________________________


Large doses of Beta Carotene—a superior antioxidant, supported by Vitamin D3 and taken on a regular basis—will prevent and heal Raynaud’s. Beta Carotene stops inflammation from being triggered, and will keep the tissue around the blood vessel from swelling and constricting blood flow to your extremities, leading to tissue hypoxia. It does this by severely restricting free radical growth. (See Blog 3: The Danger of Inflammation)

Ginkgo Biloba is recommended because it thins the blood, permitting more to get to the affected area even after blood vessel constriction. While you are using Beta Carotene and Vitamin D3 to control Raynaud’s, you may also want to take Ginkgo Biloba to thin the blood and help more blood and oxygen get to the extremities right away. Once you no longer suffer from Raynaud’s, you can stop taking Ginkgo Biloba, but you should continue taking Beta Carotene and Vitamin D3. If you are already taking a prescription drug blood thinner, like Coumadin, don’t take it with Ginko Biloba, because the supplement will duplicate the effects of the drug.
Note: Smoking tobacco worsens the frequency and intensity of Raynaud’s attacks, because tobacco smoke is known to constrict blood vessels all on its own.


Supplement           Breakfast         Dinner                   Brand                   Strength
Beta Carotene
(softgels only)      50 softgels    50 softgels    Puritan’s Pride #1223    25000 IU
Vitamin D3
(softgels only)      2 softgels         2 softgels     Puritan’s Pride #17621    2000 IU
This is a healing and maintenance dose, meaning that you should keep taking Beta Carotene and D3 in these dosages, even after Raynaud’s symptoms have disappeared.
Ginkgo Biloba
(capsules only)      1 capsule        1 capsule      Puritan’s Pride #4544      120 mg


► If you take Beta Carotene without also taking Vitamin D, you will deplete your stores of Vitamin D and develop a Vitamin D deficiency. It may manifest as sores on the inside of the mouth. Always take Vitamin D when you take Beta Carotene. Vitamin D3 is recommended, because it more closely replicates the Vitamin D made naturally on your skin from contact with the sun. If you can’t find D3, take straight Vitamin D.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 29: Dry, Sore, and Chapped Lips,  where I tell you how to have soft, kissable lips without chapstick.


Your support is greatly appreciated.


Lynn Capehart Wellness Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, meaning that any donation you make is tax deductible. We appreciate your support for our current efforts to establish a Vitamin Scholarship Program, so that we may supply supplements to those who could be cured of their disorders but who cannot afford the cost. You may make your donations through www.paypal.com using any credit card or bank anywhere in the world. Donations should be made there to the account of lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com  Thank you.



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