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THIS PAINFUL DIGESTIVE DISORDER CAN BE PREVENTED AND CONTROLLED NATURALLY. ALSO INCLUDED ARE TIPS ABOUT GOOD EATING HABITS THAT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM CROHN’S AND OTHER LIKE DISORDERS.   

CATEGORIES: 6: Excess Toxicity, 2: Inflammation

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: Beta Carotene

THE FACTORY ANALOGY

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.

THE FOOD TRIP

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.

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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.

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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.

UNDERSTANDING CROHN’S DISEASE

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.

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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.

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THE PROCESS OF INFLAMMATION

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.

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 THE PROGRESSION OF INFLAMMATION IN CROHN’S

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

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CROHN’S SYMPTOMS

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.

FIGHTING BACK WITH NUTRITION

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.

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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

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ANTIOXIDANT FOOD SOURCES

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.

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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.

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GOOD SOURCES 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.

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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.

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 GENERIC RECIPE FOR COOKING BEANS

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.

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PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM CROHN’S

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:

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FRESH SALAD FIXINS’

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.

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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.

HOMEMADE SALAD DRESSING

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.

WHY YOU SHOULD USE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

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.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 34: Essay 3: The Psychology of Weight Loss & Control, where I tell you how to manipulate the primitive nature of your body to avoid weight gain.

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STOP THE SILENT DANGER THAT KILLS WITHOUT WARNING

CATEGORY: 3: Blockage

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: Lecithin

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.

CHOLESTEROL TAKES UP PRECIOUS SPACE IN YOUR ARTERIES

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.

THE STICKY GAME

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 AND BLOCKAGES

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.

TYPES OF CHOLESTEROL

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.

THE TWO CHOLESTEROLS 

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.

 WHY LECITHIN LOWERS CHOLESTEROL

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.

READER COMMENT ON LECITHIN’S EFFECTIVENESS LOWERING CHOLESTEROL

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.  

MANAGING YOUR CHOLESTEROL NATURALLY

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.

HIGH CHOLESTEROL IN CATS AND DOGS

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

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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.

NOTES

• 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.

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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.

Area 2. OPERATING EXPENSES

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.

Area 3. BUILDING FUND 

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.

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NO MATTER THE NAME OR NATURE OF AN ILLNESS, IT CAN BE CATEGORIZED WITHIN ONE OR MORE OF SEVEN SIMPLE CLASSIFICATIONS. WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE UNDERLYING PREMISE FOR ALL OF MY THEORIES ON HEALING. IF YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THIS YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO BE SICK AGAIN.

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.

EINSTEIN’S CONSTANCY PRINCIPLE SUPPORTS THE SEVEN CATEGORY THEORY

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.

THE SEVEN CATEGORIES

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.

CATEGORY I: SIMPLE MALNUTRITION

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.

CATEGORY II: INFLAMMATION

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.

CATEGORY III: BLOCKAGES

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.

CATEGORY IV: AUTO-IMMUNE

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.

CATEGORY V: VIRUS

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.

CATEGORY VI: EXCESS TOXICITY

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.

CATEGORY VII: HORMONAL DISRUPTION

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.

THE CATEGORIES WILL OFTEN OVERLAP

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.

CONCLUSION: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SICK

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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PUT AN END TO SORE, DRY, FLAKY LIP SKIN

CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTS: Biotin and Folic Acid

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.

Chapped Lip Skin QUICK GLANCE CHART
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.

STOP THIS ANNOYING PROBLEM IN JUST DAYS

CATEGORY: 2: Inflammation
RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: Beta Carotene

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.
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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.
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WHAT DOES RAYNAUD’S FEEL LIKE?

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.

WHAT IS RAYNAUD’S?

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.
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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.
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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.

RAYNAUD’S INFLAMMATORY CHAIN REACTION

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.
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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 _____________________________________________________________________

BETA CAROTENE IS THE VERY BEST INFLAMMATION FIGHTER

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.
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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.
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RAYNAUD’S/NUMBNESS IN EXTREMITIES Quick Glance Chart
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Supplement           Breakfast         Dinner                   Brand                   Strength
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Beta Carotene
(softgels only)      50 softgels    50 softgels    Puritan’s Pride #1223    25000 IU
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Vitamin D3
(softgels only)      2 softgels         2 softgels     Puritan’s Pride #17621    2000 IU
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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.
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Ginkgo Biloba
(capsules only)      1 capsule        1 capsule      Puritan’s Pride #4544      120 mg
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NOTES

► 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.
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PLEASE DONATE 

Your support is greatly appreciated.

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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 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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BREATHE EASY IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS

CATEGORIES: 2: Inflammation, 3: Blockage

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTS: Beta Carotene, Lecithin, L-Cysteine,

My father, Raleigh, was career Army. He loved it. Loved the order and organization. The discipline and polish. The precision and pomp. He considered it a true meritocracy, and believed there was no more level playing field for a man of color then, than in the U.S. Army. Thankfully, he never tried to impose his love of order and discipline on me. He didn’t bring home the soldier, only the dad.

But whatever made Raleigh a good warrior also fed a bit of an obsession with my safety and well being. His only child, and him a single parent. Thus it was his habit to try to incorporate defense information into our everyday activities. But it never came across like a “lesson.” He was smart and always teaching me new things. The defense part seemed all of a piece with the other information.

More often than not he made it a game, like “Front Door Intruder,” where he would knock on the screen door and pretend to be an intruder. I would open the front door, spot the malice in his face. He would pull the screen and come at me. The game was to see if I could turn and make it up the stairs to my bedroom and lock the door before he could catch me. Of course he taught me not to open the door in the first place; this was just his backup plan in case I forgot.

If we were watching a show on television and a woman was on her way into a trap, he would turn to me and want to know what was wrong with the picture. What mistake was she making? What should she do? When the victim was a man, my father would identify himself with that person and ask how I would go about rescuing him. If I gave a wrong answer I might hear something like, “No, no, first you have to create a diversion.” Then we would run through my options for creating a diversion.

Among other things, Raleigh signed me up at the Police Athletic League for rifle lessons, taught me himself how to use a hand gun, and the correct way to hold a knife as a weapon. He showed me the best escape routes out of the house from every single room, how to get to the police station through a series of backyards, and that a well placed kick to the shin would slow an attacker as quickly as one to the groin. If you’re wearing shoes.

He also schooled me on basic survival techniques. Sundays, when the family was lazing around the house reading the newspapers and funny pages, and laboring over the New York Times crossword puzzle, he would suddenly pull out The Army Survival Manual (ASM) for a bit of light reading and discussion. Groans might be heard from another room but I usually cooperated, and he usually reciprocated with ice cream, sometimes homemade by him.

The ASM makes for absorbing reading. It tells a soldier how to survive in a battle situation when she is separated from her unit. How to think, psychologically, and what to do. But there are survival tips that serve civilians just as well: What if your car breaks down in the desert? What if your small boat washes out to sea while you’re napping? What if your snow mobile runs out of gas on an Alaskan ice ledge? What if you get separated from your camping party and lost in the woods?

The ASM instructs that if you are stranded in a survival situation, there are fundamental steps to be taken if you want to make it out alive. And the steps should be taken in specific order if possible. If you are injured, first aid takes priority. Second is to find water, because we can only live a few days without it; third is build or find shelter for protection from the elements, whether rain, snow, wind, sea, or sun; fourth is find food; and fifth is find a way to signal rescuers who will be looking for you, or, make plans to travel from the site on your own.

Notice that none of the steps tells you to find an air source. We expect air to always be there. We can live without it only minutes at best. So no one cautions searching for an air source. But what if you couldn’t depend on getting enough air, and had no real control over the situation? What if once you got air in, got your lungs all filled up, you couldn’t get the air back out? In a very literal sense, asthma steals your breath away.

ASTHMA AND INFLAMMATION

Asthma is a chronic inflammation in your lungs, which triggers certain responses from your body that together form what we call an asthma attack.

Let’s say you’re on vacation with three friends, renting a seaside cottage on the Maine coast. It’s a hot July day and the bees are out busily pollinating flowers. You have a cigarette on the porch with a cup of Earl Grey. Watching the waves entices you to take a swim in the Atlantic, where you push yourself beyond your normal limits. As you leave the water you feel a tightness forming in your chest. Your heart speeds slightly in anticipation of an imminent asthma episode. By the time you get back to your room, you’re coughing and having trouble breathing.

An asthma attack starts with inflammation. That’s what asthma medicines like inhaled and swallowed corticosteroids try to achieve, the control of inflammation. You can have inflammation anywhere in your body, but in the lungs is possibly the worst place to have it. If you suffer from asthma, you walk around with a chronic, low grade inflammation in your lungs all the time, making them overly sensitive and therefore susceptible to certain triggers.

When those triggers are activated as they were in the opening hypothetical, by pollen dust, cigarette smoke, hard exercise, and fatigue, that low grade inflammation flares inside your lungs into a full blown one. When inflammation reaches a base point threshold in your lungs, it triggers an asthma attack.

We’re all familiar with the symptoms of inflammation. If you bang your wrist on a fence, the affected area will redden and warm due to increased blood flow as your body reacts to the damage; it will swell as the body dispatches fluids, trying to cool the heat it just produced; it will be painful from a chemical released in reaction to the damage that over stimulates nerve endings; and there will be a loss of function, because of all the other reasons.

When that process happens on a wrist it’s an annoyance but you get on with your day. If it happens inside your lungs, it’s a catastrophe, and you could suffocate. Let’s walk through an asthma attack, step by horrible step:

SIX STEPS TO AN ASTHMA EPISODE

Step 1: your specific trigger causes inflammation to explode inside your sensitive lungs;

Step 2: your body acts to protect the area by expanding capillaries, which increases blood flow to the lungs, and causes reddening and warmth;

Step 3: the reddening and warmth signal your body to send extra fluids to your lungs, attempting to cool the heat it just produced there;

Step 4: the extra fluids are absorbed by the lung tissue and result in swelling and the production of excess mucus;

Step 5: as lung tissue swells and the lungs fill with mucus, airways constrict (narrow); this lethal combination of swelling, mucus, and airway narrowing reduces the space in the lungs, until there isn’t enough left for air to move in and out. (You try to take a breath but there’s no place for the air to enter into.)

Step 6: the narrowed airways cause chest tightening, and pressure in the chest as your muscles work harder and harder for every breath; it can get so bad that no air can circulate in and out, and you lose function in the lungs.

There is pain and discomfort throughout this entire frightening process.

ASTHMA’S CHAIN REACTION  

environmental trigger inflammation reddening and warmth fluids swelling mucus narrowed airways trouble breathing loss of lung function → with pain and discomfort throughout the entire process

ATTACKING ASTHMA

As you can see from the steps above, if you can stop inflammation from flaring, you can stop the chain reaction that leads to an asthma attack. All of the symptoms associated with asthma have inflammation as the core problem. Because of the chain reaction asthma causes in the lungs, it takes several supplements to control and prevent it naturally.

There is no better inflammation fighter than Beta Carotene, along with its support partner, Vitamin D3. (Please see Blog 3: The Dangers of Inflammation for more information.) You are given the option of taking from 15 to 25 softgels twice daily. If you start with 15 and do not get the results as described here, simply increase your dosage and keep increasing it until the asthma is under control, even if it means taking more than 25 softgels twice daily. 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 us. Whatever dosage works to control your inflammation is your specific daily maintenance dose of Beta Carotene.

Lecithin will keep lungs clear of the mucus produced by your body as it tries to heal the usually low grade, but never ending, inflammation in your lungs.

L-Cysteine, along with its support partner, Vitamin C Complex, has an incredible ability to heal and cleanse the lungs fast and efficiently.

You can avoid the side effects of asthma medicines with these food supplements that actually heal the condition without causing harm. Taken together, they are all that you need to control and prevent asthma. You should plan on taking the extra nutrition in these supplements daily, as a maintenance dose, to make sure you keep asthma completely in check. Otherwise it will return if you stop.

ASTHMA Quick Glance Chart
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Beta Carotene (softgels only) 15-25 softgels 15-25 softgels Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU (equivalent to 15 mg)
Vitamin D3 (softgels only) 1 softgel 1 softgel Puritan’s Pride #17621 2000 IU
Lecithin (softgels) 6 softgels 6 softgels Puritan’s Pride #303 1200 mg
Lecithin (granules) 1 heaping tablespoon Puritan’s Pride #1064 (equivalent to 6 or more softgels)
L-Cysteine (capsules only) 3 capsules 3 capsules Puritan’s Pride #100 500 mg
Vitamin C Complex 3 tablets 3 tablets Puritan’s Pride #3140 1000 mg

NOTES

► 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.

Lecithin is the best natural emulsifier available, and will safely breakup and remove congestion from your lungs and sinus. I have recommended Puritan’s Pride brand because theirs is from soybeans only, and contains a minimum of 732 mg of phosphatides in each 1200 mg softgel, equivalent to 61 percent phosphatides. The value of a Lecithin product is determined by the percentage of phosphatides, because they activate the emulsifying process in your body. You may use another brand but make sure it conforms to or exceeds these specifications or it will not work as I described.

► When you use Lecithin regularly, in the beginning you will notice that you are coughing up and blowing out of your nose, a lot more mucus than usual. And it may appear thicker, nastier, and more opaque than usual. This is happening because Lecithin is breaking up congestion blockages in your lungs and other areas, causing mucus and other wastes to be expelled. This is a good sign and will taper off as your body cleans itself.

► 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. It’s completely safe so take as much as you want.

► When you open a bottle of L-Cysteine you will notice a strong odor. It’s supposed to smell like that. It’s the sulphur. If you have a sulphur allergy do not use L-Cysteine.

► In order for L-Cysteine to work effectively it must be taken with twice its weight in Vitamin C. So, if you were to take 1000 mg of L-Cysteine, you would need 2000 mg of Vitamin C in order to get the L-Cysteine to work properly. This therapy will not work as I have described if you take L-Cysteine alone, or without enough Vitamin C.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 28: Raynaud’s Syndrome (Numbness In Extremities),where I tell you how to eliminate it forever in just days.

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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.

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