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PROTECT YOUR LUNGS AND OTHER ORGANS WHILE YOU THINK ABOUT QUITTING

CATEGORY: 4: Excess Toxicity

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: L-CYSTEINE

This blog is not about trying to get you to quit smoking tobacco. If you are still puffing away in the face of all the evidence of why you shouldn’t, nothing I say here will make you stop. You’ll quit if and when you feel like it, no matter how much your spouse, children, friends, and society in general nag at you.

This blog is about how to protect your health while you smoke. It is dedicated to people I care about who are still smoking, like Banana, Vivian, Jack, Barbara, Rhomie, Mary, Julie, Jacqui, and others I don’t know personally, but who have been outed by the press, like Barack Obama and John Boehner. If you’re only puffing in the bathroom twice a day, or if you’re a pack a day hound, you will notice the difference in your lungs if you use this L-Cysteine therapy regularly. You will also lessen the overall ruination that cigarette smoking does to your body, and increase your years.

This supplement therapy upsets the purists. They tell me I shouldn’t give smokers a “free pass.” That I should join the nag brigade, and wag my finger with the rest, not tell smokers how to get away with their crimes. My response is that smokers’ illnesses take a terrible toll on society generally, financially, and emotionally, not to mention the poor smokers. So maybe in addition to the nagging we should show them how to protect their bodies. This therapy is also a good idea for people regularly exposed to second-hand smoke.

Around the world, nearly 5.5 million deaths a year are attributed to tobacco (cigarette, cigar, and pipe delivery systems). That number is expected to rise to 8.5 million yearly by 2030. The habit kills nearly half a million Americans every year, of which about 50,000 (10%) who don’t themselves smoke, still die of second-hand exposure from hanging out with smokers. Studies show that a third to half of all smokers are killed by their habit, and that they die an average 15 years sooner than they would had they not smoked. Fifteen years!

Let’s put these numbers in perspective. Let’s say you’re on your way to lunch with a client, already tasting the miso soup and shrimp tempura, and you pass a man standing in an alcove by a dumpster, taking a cigarette break. Without more investigation you know that he has a 1 in 2, or a 1 in 3 chance of dying from causes directly related to that cigarette, and that he will probably take a loved one with him, when he goes 15 years before he’s supposed to. Fifteen years!

Before I explain how to use L-Cysteine and Vitamin C Complex, let’s look at what happens inside your body as you smoke, to help you understand why this particular supplement therapy will help you.

As background, let’s first talk about Cilia, which are important to the health of your respiratory tract. Cilia are hair-like strands that line the mucous membranes of the tract. They protect the entire system by filtering out and trapping dust and other foreign particles, preventing them from penetrating the air sac. (Getting inside you.) The tips of the Cilia are normally kept slightly sticky in order to facilitate this function, and there are tens of thousands of them.

The Cilia, then, are the guards at the gate charged with keeping marauders out of the castle. Each guard is equipped with a special, highly-advanced “sticky” weapon, a Glutron, that draws in and neutralizes all attacking firepower. You’re safe inside the castle because the Cilia stand ready, and are equipped, to defend you.

Naturally, the first thing invaders do is target and kill those guards, because as long as they are in place, your enemies can’t get to you. But with the guards weakened and dying off rapidly, the castle is left defenseless. The haters can walk right in and take over. In other words, without healthy Cilia, there is nothing to stop nicotine and other toxins in cigarettes from directly entering your system.

So, with all that in mind, let’s light up:

1.         When you smoke a cigarette three things happen relative to the Cilia:

(a)        The hot smoke singes the tops of the Cilia with each draw, actually burning them. This is understandable when you discover that the temperature of the smoke while you’re drawing it in is nearly 1300 F, and almost exactly 700 C.

[I understand that the exact temperature of hell cannot be computed, but according to The Journal of Irreproducible Results, it must be less than 444.6 C, which is the temperature at which brimstone or sulphur changes from a liquid to a gas. So, at least figuratively speaking, cigarette smoke is hotter than hell.]

(b)        The body immediately sends moisture to the scorched Cilia tips to put out the fires, cool, and lubricate them.

(c)        Each cigarette leaves behind a bit of TAR residue on the burned Cilia tips as they smolder and finally cool.

Definition: T.A.R:  You often hear “tar” used in connection with smoking cigarettes. It is an acronym for Total Aerosol Residue, and does not refer to the stuff they put on roads or use with feathers in Daffy Duck cartoons. TAR contains the most carcinogenic and destructive components of tobacco. It is what’s left behind after you smoke, and it builds up on the Cilia and in the lungs over time, causing massive biological mutations.

2.          As you draw on the cigarette, the nicotine and chemical laden smoke irritates your entire respiratory system, even as it sensuously fills your lungs, damaging cells in your nose, mouth, throat, voice box, windpipe, lungs, and heart—through which the smoke tainted blood must pass to get to your brain and give you that special nicotine rush.

3.         You have another cigarette and another, and your body continues to send extra moisture to your Cilia tips, trying to put out the fires. As this routine is repeated with each cigarette, each smoky breath, the moisture builds up on the tips and thickens into phlegm as it dries from normal breathing. That’s where smokers’ congestion comes from, and why there’s usually a bit of phlegm left in your lungs after a cigarette. You may not notice the phlegm, if you’re not coughing it up. If you aren’t taking an emulsifier, most of it just sits there and continues to thicken.

4.         When the Cilia tips become coated with so much TAR that the body’s attempts to moisten them fail, they can no longer filter out and trap the nicotine and other toxins, which then begin to penetrate the membranes directly.

5.         Free radicals are created from the cells damaged by TAR, and they lead to oxidation and inflammation (Blog 3) in the respiratory regions, but especially the lungs. Chronic respiratory distress in the form of inflammation from smoking cigarettes leads ultimately to lung cancer (Blog 4) and other inflammatory based diseases in the tract, unless you protect yourself with food supplements and good diet choices.

There are tens of thousands of Cilia in the respiratory tract, but to illustrate the above even more clearly, let’s follow the life span of just one of them. We’ll call her “Celine.”

The brave Celine is assigned to help guard the lungs of a habitual cigarette smoker. She’s been trained well on her Glutron weapon with its advanced “sticky” technology, and is ready to do her duty despite the inevitable risks. Shortly after reporting in she watches as the air sac fills with fiery smoke around her. Even though she’s been through simulated training, she still freaks when her hair catches fire. She screams in distress, and central control sends water to extinguish the fire.

The air finally clears but it takes Celine a while to calm down. When she does, she notices a dark spot on her head that won’t go away when she pokes at it. Barely an hour later the smoke comes again, then more fire on her head, her screams, which bring water, and later another dark spot on the other side of her head. This happens repeatedly, until the top of Celine’s head is so burned it’s just a singed lump.

With her brain burned up, her Glutron disabled, Celine can no longer filter out and trap the nicotine and other toxins that invade with the smoke. Celine starts shutting down. As she lay dying, she watches helplessly as the cancer task force marches past her. They thumb their noses at her in turn, as they penetrate the walls of the defenseless lungs—the castle—and start production. Unopposed of course, because poor Celine, the brave Cilia, is dead.

HOW THE L-CYSTEINE AND VITAMIN C COMPLEX COMBO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH IF YOU SMOKE

The high sulphur content of L-Cysteine, an amino acid, reduces TAR buildup in your respiratory tract. It keeps TAR from accumulating on the Cilia tips, crippling and killing them. It works fast and makes a big difference you can feel. It makes it easier to breathe, and eliminates that feeling of “breathing through cotton,” of which many smokers complain. It is the speed at which the Combo moves the toxins out of your lungs and blood stream that makes it so valuable in protecting smokers’ health. L-Cysteine will not work well on its own, however. But when taken in combination with Vitamin C Complex, it moves toxins out of the lungs so fast and expeditiously, that they have less opportunity to do damage. It also relieves smoker’s cough. Vitamin C Complex assists L-Cysteine in its detoxifying functions, as a catalyst, helping L-Cysteine work more efficiently.

Definition: VITAMIN C COMPLEX: It contains Vitamin C (as Rosehips and/or Ascorbic Acid) plus Rutin, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Hesperidin Complex, and Acerola. Puritan’s Pride also adds Alfalfa and Barley Grass to its C Complex. (If you can’t find C Complex, use straight C.)

Since smoking damages cells and causes free radicals and inflammation, in addition to L-Cysteine and Vitamin C Complex, Beta Carotene is also prescribed, as is Vitamin D3, which Beta Carotene needs to neutralize free radicals. Lecithin is prescribed to make sure you get rid of the mucus that forms on the burned Cilia tips. Otherwise, you will still face chronic congestion.

PROTECTING CIGARETTE SMOKERS’ HEALTH Remedy At A Glance Chart (Maintenance)
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
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
BETA CAROTENE (softgels only) 10 softgels (or more) 10 softgels (or more) Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU (equivalent to 15 mg)
Vitamin D3 (softgels only) 1 softgel 1 softgel Puritan’s Pride #15605 1000 IU
LECITHIN (softgels) 5 softgels 5 softgels Puritan’s Pride #303 1200 mg
LECITHIN (granules) 1 tbls Puritan’s Pride #1064 NA
If you still have smoker’s cough after using this therapy daily for one week, try Puritan’s Pride Vitamin C & Zinc Lozenges #5351. They stop coughs faster than anything you’ve ever seen. The zinc actually plugs the “doorways” in your nasal passages through which bacteria and viruses would otherwise enter.

NOTES

► Remember, these are not pills you’re taking, but concentrated food supplements. This isn’t medicine. It’s nutrition.

► 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.

► 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.

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 70 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 it contains, because they activate the fat emulsifying process in your body. You may use another brand but make sure it conforms to 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.

► One heaping tablespoon of Lecithin Granules is equal to six softgels. You can’t take too much. Feel free to use additional amounts liberally.

► 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 usually manifests 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. But if you can’t find D3, take straight Vitamin D.

Do not use L-Cysteine if you are allergic to sulphur.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 9: Multiple Sclerosis, where I tell you how to prevent it and avoid it in its onset stages.

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PREVENT HANGOVERS BEFORE, WHILE, OR AFTER YOU DRINK TOO MUCH

CATEGORY: 4: Excess Toxicity

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: L-CYSTEINE

I’m feeling pretty mellow, but keep reminding myself that I can’t lose my wits in this situation. The rays of the setting sun streaming through the plate glass are warming my face and bare shoulders, but not the champagne. It’s still cold and bubbly.

I am standing in my tight little black dress, sucking in my stomach, trying to avoid the cum laude catering servers who are determined to keep my glass full. I shake my head and shift my arm left to avoid one, only to watch as my flute is filled precipitously by another smiling white jacket. They’re all over me, smiling and pouring, like they have a mission. I have to be careful, because this is no ordinary party. I have an impression to make. That’s why I don’t want to just put down my glass and walk around looking superiorly sober. Besides, I like champagne, and they’re serving my favorite, Mumm’s Extra Dry. But the white jackets are making it hard to keep track of how much I’m drinking.

It’s the annual Christmas and bonus-distribution affair at the senior partner’s mansion, located on a street named after her: Astrid Lane. Ordinarily, if I pass my two drink minimum I get giddy, glib, and then gone—right out of my good senses. (I seem to prefer affecting foreign accents I’m not any good at. Astrid would naturally think I was making fun of her, so definitely can’t go there.)

I was just given a bonus check by Astrid herself, remarkable when you consider that I have only been working six weeks. Scandinavian, dynamic, sharp witted, and foreign sounding, Astrid hired me to do her legal writing, because although her English is nearly without accent, she can’t write a legal IOU. I was flummoxed at first to be given anything. When she smiled and handed me the envelope, I thought, how sweet, a token so I don’t feel left out. But I almost choke on the next swallow when I peek in the envelope and see the check is for $2500. Holy cow! If this is what she thinks of me, I don’t want to do anything to mar the vision by drinking too much and getting giddy and glib, and that other stuff.

Through the window I see all the way to the Pacific Ocean, past the lemon trees, rose bushes, and palms. But I am only pretending to be interested in the sunset and flora, because the darkening glass presents a perfect mirror of what’s happening in the living room behind me. I can gape and smirk like the others, but without appearing to. Over near the fireplace, Traci, the lead paralegal, is in the midst of demolishing her career at the firm, with a little help from the bubbly, of course.

Usually careers aren’t made or stayed at these affairs, but maybe they can get nudged. We’ve all been at these parties, and no one seems to mind if someone drinks too much once a year, and acts a little crazy. This can’t be Traci’s first annual party, so I’m sure everyone has seen this behavior before. If only it weren’t Astrid’s 18-year-old son, Ghee, who Traci is play humping on the carpet, riding his hips like a cowgirl without the blues. Complete with a loud and graphic sexual menu of other options. “Oh baby!” I guess she is so drunk she really has forgotten where she is, and what’s at stake. Astrid bars the door later and takes the keys when Ghee tries to leave with Traci. “But, Mom.” Though he is correct that she is too wasted to drive herself home.

Alcohol can be a bane or a benefit depending on your discipline. It is said that drinking a couple of glasses of red wine a week will lessen your risk of heart problems. I guess alcohol helps emulsify the fats so they don’t form blockages in arteries. How else to explain that the French eat a diet higher in cholesterol and fats than Americans, but have lower incidence of heart disease and other blockage disorders? Moderate red wine consumption is also said to lower risks for diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Astrid didn’t fire Traci right away, but their relationship was permanently changed. By Spring Traci was gone. I drank more than my two drink limit that night, and didn’t get even a little giddy. If you take the L-Cysteine and Vitamin C Complex combo before and while drinking, and sip instead of gulp, it will move the alcohol through your liver so quickly and efficiently that you may feel little or no intoxication. And you won’t lose your job at the party.

HOW YOUR BODY PROCESSES ALCOHOL

A hangover results when you drink faster than your body can process it, or drink more than your body can process, causing a form of self poisoning. When you drink, your body uses three major organs to metabolize and slough it off. About 5 percent through your kidneys, which explains the extra urination when you drink. About 5 percent through your lungs, which explains rank booze breath when you drink a lot, even after you brush your teeth the next day. But the majority, 90 percent, is metabolized through your liver, which explains why drinking too much alcohol is the number one cause of cirrhosis of the liver.

Definition: CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER: Years of alcohol abuse result in chronic inflammation in the liver, where normal cells are damaged. (Remember free radicals and the discussion of Inflammation in Blog 3?) Scar tissue, which is not as porous as healthy tissue, forms over the inflamed areas as they heal. Over time when too much scar tissue replaces healthy tissue you have CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER.   The spreading of scar tissue (cirrhosis) changes the structure, shape and size of the liver, and the blood vessels that nourish it, obstructing the normal flow of blood through the organ because it is less porous. As it becomes more scarred, the liver loses its functional abilities to produce proteins, fight infections, process hormones and nutrients, filter the blood of medications and poisons including alcohol, help digest food, store energy, oh, and keep you alive.CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER is the twelfth most common cause of death in American adults. It is twice as common in men as in women, and occurs in more than half of malnourished chronic alcoholics. As it worsens, it is known to lead to liver hemorrhage, liver cancer, impotence, blood poisoning, hepatitis B and C, coma from liver failure, and death.
One thing they never mention in these tables is that drinking too much alcohol ages you prematurely. Even if you start out fairly attractive, a life of excessive alcohol consumption without additional nutritional protection will age you beyond your years, and put you at risk for all the associative disorders. If you tie one on every night you are killing your liver, and it has many functions that are designed to keep you beautiful. Real beauty is good health and vitality, not “perfect” features: you can observe it in skin, eyes, hair, teeth, breath, and body language. Alcohol abuse diminishes all these markers of beauty.

THE L-CYSTEINE AND VITAMIN C COMPLEX COMBO WORKS TOGETHER TO LESSEN HANGOVERS AND DECREASE THE DAMAGES OF ALCOHOL

This was my first big party with Astrid’s firm, but I knew what to expect. Excess. Too many food choices, too much champagne, wine, and hard booze, yours for the asking. A limitless supply in which you are encouraged to overindulge. Knowing this, right before I left the house I took a double dose of L-Cysteine and Vitamin C Complex, with B12, even before I had a single drink. I added another three double doses to a baggie, figuring I wouldn’t be there for more than six hours.

L-Cysteine is an amino acid, one of the elements that make up a whole protein. It has an incredible ability to efficiently clean out the lungs and the liver remarkably fast. Vitamin C Complex assists L-Cysteine in its detoxifying functions, as a catalyst, making the L-Cysteine work more efficiently.

Definition: VITAMIN C COMPLEX: It contains Vitamin C (as Rosehips and/or Ascorbic Acid) plus Rutin (but not enough, which is why you need extra), Citrus Bioflavonoids, Hesperidin Complex, and Acerola. Puritan’s Pride also adds Alfalfa and Barley Grass to its C Complex. (If you can’t find C Complex, use straight C.)

Since 95 percent of the alcohol you drink is processed by the liver and the lungs, and that’s where L-Cysteine does its best work, you can avoid hangovers by taking the combo before you drink, while you’re drinking, when you get home and before you go to sleep, or when you wake up hungover. If necessary, as in a business cocktail setting, you can even use the combo to drink without intoxication.

Vitamin B12 is prescribed because it improves the delivery of oxygen to all parts of your system. It helps you stay alert while drinking, or wake up fast if you don’t take the supplements until the morning after.

PREVENTING HANGOVERS BEFORE AND WHILE YOU DRINK REMEDY AT A GLANCE CHART
Supplement Before Drinking While Drinking Before Bed Brand Strength
L-CYSTEINE (capsules only) 2 capsules 2 capsules every two hours 2 capsules Puritan’s Pride #100 500 mg
VITAMIN C COMPLEX 2 tablets 2 tablets every two hours 2 tablets Puritan’s Pride #3140 1000 mg
VITAMIN B12 (no time release products!) 2 tablets 2 tablets Nature’s Life (800-247-6997) 1000 mcg

If you drink too much in a situation when you have not been able to take your supplement therapy in advance, and you wake up hungover, you can eliminate it the morning after.

ENDING HANGOVERS THE MORNING AFTER REMEDY AT A GLANCE CHART
Supplement When You First Wake Up Every Hour Until You Feel Better Every four hours for rest of day Brand Strength
L-CYSTEINE (capsules only) 3 capsules 2 capsules 1 capsule Puritan’s Pride #100 500 mg
VITAMIN C COMPLEX 3 tablets 2 tablets 1 tablet Puritan’s Pride #3140 1000 mg
VITAMIN B12 (no time release products!) 4 tablets Nature’s Life (800-247-6997) 1000 mcg

If you drink heavily on a regular basis, after a while you’ll notice on your face little red lines that are tiny broken blood vessels. There is also similar damage occurring inside that you cannot see. Alcohol destroys elements of the Vitamin C Complex, especially Rutin. Without enough Rutin in your system, the walls of your arterial system weaken, thin, crack, and permit leakage. This Rutin deficiency leads to all sorts of disorders associated with weak arterial walls, from bleeding gums to hemorrhoids, nosebleeds, varicose veins, rosacea, brain stroke from rupture, and many more.

Remember the actor W. C. Fields, with the big red alcohol nose? As the blood vessels in the nose weaken, they cause the nose to lose its shape and contour, get soft and mushy looking. So too, your face. If you drink a lot and are noticing these tell tale broken blood vessels on your face, you should be taking L-Cysteine, Vitamin C Complex, and Rutin regularly. Rutin will actually tighten and repair weakened, thinning blood vessels, and stop leakages anywhere in your arterial system.

Since excess alcohol causes inflammation in the liver, which leads to cirrhosis (scarring), Beta Carotene and Vitamin D are also prescribed for regularly heavy drinkers.

Preventing And Repairing Alcohol Related Conditions (Weak Blood Vessels, And Liver Damage) Remedy At A Glance Chart (Maintenance)
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
L-CYSTEINE (capsules only) 2 capsules 2 capsules Puritan’s Pride #100 500 mg
VITAMIN C COMPLEX 2 tablets 2 tablets Puritan’s Pride #3140 1000 mg
RUTIN 4 tablets 4 tablets Puritan’s Pride #1561 500 mg
BETA CAROTENE (softgels only) 10 softgels (or more) 10 softgels (or more) Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU (equivalent to 15 mg)
VITAMIN D3 (softgels only) 1 softgel 1 softgel Puritan’s Pride #15605 1000 IU
Let’s be straight. If you’re drinking every day or even almost every day, you need to take the extra precaution of following this therapy. When your liver gets messed up, the party ends fast and painfully. And who wants a red paunchy nose?

NOTES

Try to drink several ounces of water, or another liquid other than alcohol, when you take the supplements. The additional liquids help the supplements work and flush your system of alcohol.

► When you open a bottle of L-Cysteine you will notice a strong odor. It’s supposed to smell like that.

► 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 have to take 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.

Do not use L-Cysteine if you are allergic to sulphur.

► Do not use time released Vitamin B12 products. For this therapy to work you need the sudden jolt of the full dose in your system all at once.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 8: Protecting Cigarette Smokers’ Health where I tell you how to protect your lungs, heart and other organs, while you smoke tobacco, and think about quitting.

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PREVENT AND ELIMINATE ANY TYPE CAUSED BY A BLOCKAGE

CATEGORY: 3: Blockage

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: LECITHIN

I watched Barbara Walters’ TV special on heart disease recently. She and her guests—former President Bill Clinton, David Letterman, Robin Williams, Regis Philbin, and Charlie Rose—all had open heart surgery to perform bypasses to blocked coronary arteries. She also spoke to Luke Russert, journalist Tim Russert’s son, about his father’s sudden death from heart disease at 58.

Walters and her guests are comfortable in front of a camera. They all put on their bravest professional faces, and didn’t share what the surgery is really like. Who wants to relive such a horrific experience? My heart went out to every one of them.

Walters wanted her Special to be upbeat, about surviving, about beating the odds, about new beginnings. Not the stalking death that brushed so very close as it passed them by this time. Not the gut-wrenching physical abuse the surgery entails. Not the all consuming stress. And she succeeded. The Special brought uplift and imparted information. Good job.

But let’s take a brief look anyway, at a little of what they actually went through, maybe as an incentive to try harder to avoid this hideous, medieval procedure, called open heart surgery. Because I promise you, guarantee to you, that there is an easier way. If the people on Walters’ Special had used Lecithin regularly, the blockages would never have been able to form, and they never would have needed the surgery. I am going to tell you how to avoid what they went through, how to avoid the following:

A VERY CONDENSED OVERVIEW OF OPEN HEART MISERY

1.         First there’s the emotional agony of dragging around the soul-chewing, spirit-killing information of what you’re about to go through. Having your dreams haunted by it.

2.         Then being rolled into the cold, sterile, white room on a gurney, fingers secretly crossed under the blanket, because you Googled this procedure and you know that while the survival rates are good, they aren’t 100 percent. You know the masks are important, but still wish you could see people’s faces. The room smells too clean.

3.         They move you from the gurney to the operating table and commence putting tubes in your arms and other places. In a few minutes you are gratefully unconscious, lying there vulnerable in every sense, your life in another person’s hands.

4.         After slicing open your chest, your sternum (breastbone) is cracked in half, sawed through and separated, so the surgeons can get their skilled hands on your heart. Their hands and those lovely steel instruments. And if you are bothered by the sound of your dentist’s drill, just be glad you’re out cold while this is happening.

5.         Next, your doctor decides from where to get the grafts to make the bypasses. Perhaps he’ll cut up your thoracic chest artery, which is more easily isolated than others in the area, or maybe sacrifice one of the veins in your legs. There is a higher purpose here, can’t worry about collateral damage.

6.         At some point your heart may be stopped, stopped!, and you are connected to a heart-lung machine that will provide circulation for your body. You are now technically dead. The pump is keeping you “alive.”

If you are not put on-pump and your heart is not stopped, your doctors will stabilize your heart with other medical “devices.”

7.         Then they go to work cutting open and replacing sections of three, four, or even an amazing five of your blocked coronary arteries, with the grafting material they harvested from other parts of you.

8.         Finally, 6 or 10 or even 20 hours later your surgery is complete. You are then stitched up like an old suit. If you were “on-pump” your heart is restarted, hopefully. Your sternum is creaked back into place like pieces of broken china and fastened with stainless steel wires, which will stay in your chest permanently. Your chest cavity skin is sewed up with more sutures. Tubes are left in your chest for a while to drain the cavity of normal post-operative bleeding.

9.         You spend 1 to 2 days in Critical Care, maybe on a respirator for part of the time, 2-3 more in the hospital before discharge. The cracked sternum takes up to a year or more to heal completely. You hear that a small percentage of people report cracking in their chests when bending or stretching, even years later.

Charlie Rose described it as, “hell.”

I do not want to make light of the efforts of the doctors and support staff who do their best in these surgeries, who save lives every day. Superior medical teams saved Walters and her guests, who might not be alive otherwise.

But my point is that this surgery is barbaric given the available alternative, which is to take a handful of Lecithin softgels twice daily. It’s cheap, it’s effective, it’s easy on the stomach, there are no side effects, and it works fast. I’ve seen people scheduled for heart surgery avoid it with Lecithin therapy. Compare the options. Do you choose supplements or surgery? Because it’s one of the biggest decisions of your life.

Clinton spoke frankly about his 90 percent blockage and quadruple bypass. His cardiology appointment was on a Friday. His doctors wouldn’t let him leave the hospital for the weekend, fearing he wouldn’t be alive Monday morning for the surgery. But the most helpful comments came from Letterman and Russert.

Letterman, along with Walters, had five coronary arteries blocked, necessitating a remarkable, “quintuple” bypass! (Remember when a “double bypass” sounded like a big deal? Do you suppose there are sextuple, or septuple, or even octuple bypasses in our future?)

Maybe it was easier for Letterman to be real with us. He’s used to bearing his soul five nights a week. We’re more than an audience, we’re his therapy couch. We’ve been through the triumphs and travails with him and still love him. Maybe that’s why Dave said real things like, “I would find myself busting into tears and sobbing uncontrollably . . . [the surgery] assaults every part of your system . . . [the experience] is horrendous mentally, emotionally, and physically.”

Letterman’s best insight was in the statement, “I wouldn’t be surprised to have to have the surgery again.” In fact, unless he adds Lecithin, an emulsifier, to his diet, he can pretty well count on it. Even now, blockages are forming slowly in his arteries again. According to cardiologists, it’s not unusual to have two or three follow up surgeries in connection with the original one, sometimes to add stents to the new bypasses that have collapsed, not to mention needing the procedure all over again for new blockages that form.

Walters asked Luke Russert how his father could pass a stress test in April and die of a heart attack in June, despite being on medication for asymptomatic (no symptoms) coronary artery disease. His doctors reported that built up deposits of cholesterol plaque in an artery had ruptured, causing sudden coronary thrombosis—death, where all blood to the heart is stopped suddenly by a complete blockage.

The only answer to Walters’ question is that you can have an arterial blockage large enough to kill you and still pass a stress test on a given day. But Luke’s answer was broader and more to the point. He said, “There is not enough known about heart disease, especially prevention.”

And that’s the real problem here, that our attempts to prevent heart disease are so feeble and archaic.

Just as a stress test is not a good predictor of coronary blockages, being a trim fit athlete doesn’t mean you’re safe from heart attack, either: Remember Jim Fixx, the champion long distance runner credited with helping start America’s fitness revolution? Author of The Complete Book of Running? He started running at the age of 35, quit smoking, lost 60 pounds. He was found dead at 52 by the side of Vermont Route 15, from a massive heart attack while running. His father, a former editor at TIME, had died of a heart attack at 43, but Fixx was a big red-meat eater anyway. An autopsy revealed blockages of 95 percent, 85 percent, and 70 percent in three of his main coronary arteries.

And blockages are not just an older person’s disorder: The US Army did a two year study of new recruits, ages 18 to 21, and discovered that over half of them already had 35 percent arterial obstruction.

Take a look at what you and your family eat. Chances are if it’s high fat, starch or cholesterol, it’s going to spend a long time in your bodies. Remember that last fatty meal smothered in butter sauce that you so enjoyed? Well, if you don’t use Lecithin regularly, parts of that meal are still hanging around inside your body, clinging to the walls of your arteries, setting up future blockage disorders like heart disease. Even if you ate it five years ago.

You don’t have to forego your favorite comfort foods, just cut back a bit, and take precautions like adding Lecithin to your diet. I love butter, I love mayonnaise, I don’t like substitutes. If I’m eating it, I want the real thing. But I take Lecithin every single day, more when I pig out during the holidays.

I’m particularly saddened by Clinton’s surgery: After the press started mocking “Bubba’s” eating habits, I sent him a gift copy of Vitamin Remedies That Really Work, with a bookmark at chapter 9, Lecithin. I told him he could eat burgers and cheese fries once in a while, but he needed to take an emulsifier. Otherwise, he would face heart disease later in life. I never heard back except a thank you note. Obviously, he didn’t take my advice. But if Clinton starts taking Lecithin, he will live to see not only Chelsea’s children, but her children’s children. If not, it won’t be a “blockage” disorder like heart disease that does him in.

Despite all her guests being men, Walters informed us that more women die of heart disease now than do men. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. According to the American Heart Association, more than one in five females has some form of cardiovascular disease, which takes the lives of more than a half million women every year. That’s more than the next five causes of death for women . . . combined.

Worse news is that the kind of heart disease women get, and the way it behaves, is often different than in men. For instance, we’re all familiar with pains in the arm or chest that signal an imminent attack, but did you know that women present with entirely different symptoms, and that they may appear up to a month before the attack?

The National Institute of Health reports that the most commonly reported symptoms of heart attack in women are unusual fatigue (71%), sleep disturbance (48%), and shortness of breath (42%). Fewer than a third of women reported having chest pains. Almost half reported having no chest pain at any time. Some women reported a feeling of unusual “weakness” in one or both arms.

HEART DISEASE BEGINS WITH DIET

Heart disease is directly attributable to what you eat. It starts with fats, starches, and high-cholesterol foods, ones that cause “blockages.” Our bodies are not equipped to properly process such a diet without additional help from an emulsifier.

HOW DO BLOCKAGES FORM IN THE CORONARY ARTERIES?

When you eat something your body has trouble processing, like a sirloin steak with butter sauce and a fried egg, baked potato with bacon bits and sour cream, green salad with blue cheese dressing, and crème brulee, without also providing it with an emulsifier, it stores the left over gunk in all sorts of inner nooks and crannies. Just like you do in real life. But instead of a drawer, closet or garage, the body stores it in your arteries, your heart, your lungs, sinus, joints, liver, kidney, gallbladder, penis, spinal cord, colon, eyes, any old place it finds room. In the process it causes you to get sick with a blockage disorder, like heart disease.

Blockages are a whole subset of diseases unto themselves in my paradigm of wellness. From the outside it may look like a multitude of different disorders, like heart disease, or Alzheimer’s, or a blocked sinus, or erectile dysfunction, or lung congestion, or peripheral artery disease, or glaucoma, or a blood clot, but it’s actually a blockage masquerading as a plethora of different problems. A diet that causes blockages puts you at risk for many disorders besides heart disease. But all of the blockage disorders can be treated successfully with Lecithin, an emulsifier.

Your major organs depend on a constant flow of blood for oxygen and nourishment. Your heart muscle is no different. But if the arteries—the pathways that carry blood and oxygen—become blocked with plaque and solidified organic debris, less and less blood, and therefore nourishment, gets through. Without proper nourishment and enough oxygen from this steady blood supply, your heart will fail.

Think of an army using a road to get supplies to the troops. Think of your heart as those troops waiting for the supplies. If the road becomes blocked with disabled vehicles, it will be impossible for supply trucks to get through. That makes it necessary to send in additional troops for the sole purpose of removing the blockage on the road. Once the blockage is gone, the trucks can roll. Think of Lecithin as those additional troops sent in to remove the blockage so the supply lines to your heart can be kept open.

USING THE EMULSIFYING POWERS OF LECITHIN TO KEEP YOUR ARTERIES OPEN WITHOUT SURGERY, STENT, OR ANGIOPLASTY

[Definitions: SURGERY: open heart or valve replacement; STENT: a flexible tube made of plastic or wire mesh to support and prop open weakened arteries in collapse; ANGIOPLASTY: a balloon used instead of or along with a stent to support and prop open weakened arteries in collapse.]

Lecithin is an emulsifier and therefore has great abilities to keep organic particles in suspension, as a mixture. It is a natural substance extracted from soybean oil. It is known to be safe, and has been used in our food supply since the early 1900’s. Take a look in your cabinets. Lecithin is used as an ingredient in countless foods and cosmetics, because of its ability to emulsify, stabilize, thicken, and moisturize.

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, your facial moisturizer wouldn’t be creamy and smooth when you stick your finger in, but would show the oils coagulated and greasy. Without Lecithin, your mayonnaise would be a congealed mess, unspreadable. Likewise, your peanut butter. Lecithin is what keeps ingredients in suspension, as a mixture, and keeps oils from separating from each other and other ingredients.

It’s Lecithin’s ability to keep organic particles in suspension that makes it such a valuable food supplement. Is it such a huge leap from witnessing Lecithin’s known properties on other organic and biological material outside our bodies to understanding that it can do the same thing inside them? To me it is a straight line of logic.

Lecithin does the same thing in your body as it does in the food and cosmetic container: keeps organic particles suspended, not allowing them to clump together. In your system, each Lecithin molecule binds with an organic waste molecule and prevents it from joining with other similar molecules, by holding it in suspension while it travels through your body and can be safely expelled.

Without enough Lecithin in your diet, oils, fats, and other organic compounds will clump together, accumulate, solidify, clog up vital areas, and cause blockage disorders like heart disease. With enough Lecithin, plaque and other organic debris will be held in suspension and will not settle on the walls of your coronary arteries.

Common forms of heart disease:

1.         Atherosclerosis: This is a chronic progressive disorder, meaning it doesn’t go away naturally and gets worse over time. The lining of the arteries gets blocked by built up deposits of everything from cholesterol, fats, calcification, and abnormal cells, to organic debris that turns into plaques. Your body cannot break up and expel these deposits without help from an emulsifier.

2.         Coronary Artery Disease: This is the same condition as Atherosclerosis, except it refers only to a blockage in coronary arteries—the specific vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle.

3.         Valvular Heart Disease: This is a problem with a heart valve whose function is to maintain the forward flow of blood through the heart by opening and closing when appropriate. It manifests as a blockage in the valve, slowing down blood flow, or an ill fitting valve that permits leakage when closed, probably also caused by a partial blockage.

4.         Angina Pain: This is chest pain, sometimes excruciating, that occurs when a blockage from one of the above disorders gets large enough to slow down the flow of blood to a particular part of the heart muscle.

5.         Myocardial Infarction: This is a heart attack, usually occurring due to a blockage in the coronary arteries that disrupts the flow of blood to the heart muscle. It is the end result of one or more of the above disorders.

Look at all of these definitions for heart disease. Every one of them contains some form of the word blockage. That means if you could find a way to stop blockages from forming, you would essentially end all heart disease. No blockage, no heart disease.

The smartest path is prevention. If you wait for a heart attack before changing your diet, first you may not survive it, and second, even if you do survive you are going to pay dearly for it. And I’m not talking about your bank account.

PREVENTING HEART DISEASE: REMEDY AT A GLANCE CHART
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
LECITHIN (softgels) 6 softgels (or more) 6 softgels (or more) Puritan’s Pride #303 1200 mg
LECITHIN (granules) 1 tbls (or more) 1 tbls (or more) Puritan’s Pride #1064 NA
Co-Enzyme Q10 (caps or softgels only) 1 cap/sftg 1 cap/sftg any pharmaceutical grade product: (vitaminlife.com) 30 mg
Beta Carotene 20 softgels (or more) 20 softgels (or more) Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU (equivalent to 15 mg)
Vitamin D3 2 softgel 2 softgel Puritan’s Pride #15606 2000 mg

NOTES

Remember, these are not pills you’re taking, but concentrated food supplements. This isn’t medicine. It’s nutrition.

Lecithin is the best natural emulsifier available, and will safely break up blockages in your coronary arteries or anywhere in your body. Co-Enzyme Q10 strengthens the heart muscle. Beta Carotene will fight inflammation that accompanies plaque buildup. Vitamin D3 will assist Beta Carotene in its functions. (If you cannot find Vitamin D3, you may use Vitamin D.)

I have recommended Puritan’s Pride brand because their Lecithin is from soybeans only, and contains a minimum of 70 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 it contains, because they activate the fat emulsifying process in your body. You may use another brand but make sure it conforms to 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 mucous than usual. This is happening because Lecithin is breaking up blockages and causing mucous and other wastes to be expelled. This is a good sign and will taper off as your body cleans itself.

Lecithin will NOT cause chunks of plaque to rupture, fall off the artery wall and into your bloodstream, threatening a flow stoppage. Lecithin works on a molecular level, mincing away at the blockage, breaking off molecule-sized bits and escorting them through your blood stream (like a cop holding onto a criminal), keeping them in suspension (under arrest), and making sure they don’t team up with other criminals (clump together and cause a blockage), until they can be disposed of safely.

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 heaping tablespoon of Lecithin Granules is equal to six softgels. You can’t take too much. Feel free to use additional amounts liberally.

If you take more Beta Carotene than your body can process you might get a mild, dull headache. It lasts as long as it takes your body to utilize the extra Beta Carotene, usually a couple hours. Some people get an itchy rash for a couple hours that can be relieved with Benadryl. There are no other side effects because Beta Carotene will not harm you. It will not turn your skin or the whites of your eyes orange, but in larger doses it will turn your feces that color.

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 usually manifests as sores on the inside of the mouth. Be sure to take Vitamin D when you take Beta Carotene and there will be no problem.

Do not take mixed carotenoid products. They are a marketing gimmick, do not bestow additional benefits to you, and will not work as I have described. Use only straight up Beta Carotene.

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOSE YOUR MIND

CATEGORY: 3: Blockage

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: LECITHIN

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. As of 2010, over five million Americans had the disease, while over 35 million suffer from it worldwide. Dementia worsens over time, progressing from forgetting people and things, to difficult and stubborn behaviors, to psychotic and delusional states. Your doctor may not know what causes it, but I do.

There is also a shadow population in America of eleven million unpaid caregivers who are adversely effected by the disease, and who are generally emotionally drained and physically exhausted by the need to provide constant physical care to another adult. Alzheimer’s also negatively affects everyone around the person suffering from the disorder, not just the caregivers.

Alzheimer’s is not a pretty way to go, either. In fact, it’s plenty scary. By the time the end comes you’re completely useless. All that trouble and expense you went to educating yourself, honing your talent, creating and presenting a cool, savvy persona to the public? Gone. Maybe you were a hotshot before, but now, you’re someone completely dependent on others, a little drooly, who can’t remember what you had for breakfast, the name of your favorite grandchild, your shoe size, or even how to dress yourself. Everything you are is in your mind—for you, as well as others. Lose it and you lose your world, your self.

But, like everything that goes wrong with the body, short of outside inflicted injury, there is a simple explanation for Alzheimer’s that is directly connected to diet, and a serious nutrient deficiency. That’s all any disease is, you know, a titanic deficiency of one or more nutrients. Alzheimer’s is simply a blockage in your brain arteries created by a diet with too many starches and fats, and insufficient supplementation with Lecithin, an emulsifier.

If you give your body what it needs you can avoid or eliminate Alzheimer’s, meaning you can even bring people back, out of the fog. Up to a point. The sooner you change the person’s diet the better, because a time may come when too many brain cells and neurons have died for her to be fully regained to her prior self. But it’s a wide window of opportunity, and many people have been brought back to themselves with this therapy. You have nothing to lose by trying and a mind to save.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT

The year 2011 is the centennial celebration of Ronald Wilson Reagan’s birthday, February 6, 1911. I just read “Grace Under Fire” in TIME magazine, by Patti Davis, commemorating her father’s birthday today. She writes a poignant piece that could only be penned by a daughter who had been there for the glory and the demise. According to Davis, by the time he died of Alzheimer’s, Ronald Reagan did not remember being president of the United States. Number 40.

Think about that for a minute.

It takes a lot of hard work and endurance to get to be president. Campaigning to get to the White House, actually doing the job, getting reelected, shaping a legacy. But President Reagan didn’t remember any of it. Not the adoring crowds who showed up wherever he spoke, not spearheading Reaganomics, not winning 49 states in a landslide reelection, not fathering the Reagan Revolution, not helping end the Cold War, not saying, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” in 1987, and then watching it happen two years later.

That’s a lot to give up.

Anyone who knew Ronald Reagan even remotely knows that after being Nancy’s husband, and a father to his children, being President of his country was one of his proudest and most cherished memories. Yet Dementia stole all that. Midway through his Alzheimer’s years, Davis says her father didn’t even recognize her.

THERE ARE OTHERS

A lot of talented people succumb to Alzheimer’s. Besides President Reagan the following are a few taken by the disease.

George Balanchine: dancer, choreographer

Rita Hayworth: actress

Joyce Chen: chef

Harold Wilson: British Prime Minister

Charlton Heston: actor

Barry Goldwater: Arizona U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate

Aaron Copeland, composer

James Doohan: actor who played Scotty on Star Trek

E. B. White: author of the Stuart Little books for children

Sugar Ray Robinson: welterweight and middleweight boxing champ

Charles Bronson: actor

Perry Como: singer

Norman Rockwell: artist

Joe Adcock: baseball player

Vincent Minnelli: director and father of Liza

Raul Silva Henriquez: Roman Catholic cardinal & human rights advocate

Thomas A. Dorsey: father of gospel music

Burgess Meredith: actor

Alfred Van Vogt, science fiction writer

Bill Quackenbush: pro hockey hall of famer

Otto Preminger: director

Dana Andrews: actor

Kay Smith: composer

Edmond O’Brien: actor

Tom Fears: pro football hall of famer and coach

Louis Feraud: fashion designer

Jack Lord: actor from original Hawaii Five-O TV series

Rudolph Bing: opera impresario

Arlene Francis: actress

James Brooks: artist

Abe Burrows: author and commentator

And many others.

There exists the strong likelihood that none of these people would have died of Dementia if their diets had included Lecithin, an effective emulsifier.

THE PROBLEM BEGINS WITH DIET

Forget genetic markers. I don’t care who your relatives are, Alzheimer’s is a disease directly attributable to what you eat. Dementia is twice as likely to develop in blacks as it is in whites, and 1.5 times more common among Hispanics, according to a new national report. These groups are getting higher numbers for Alzheimer’s simply because there are more of them eating diets high in fats and starches. One that causes “blockages.” Our bodies cannot properly process such a diet, without additional help from an emulsifier.

HOW DO BLOCKAGES FORM IN THE BODY?

When you eat something your body has trouble processing, like a double bacon cheeseburger with extra mayo, French fries, onion rings, and a deep fried Snickers bar, without also providing it with an emulsifier, it stores the left over gunk in all sorts of inner nooks and crannies. Just like you do in real life. But instead of a drawer, closet or garage, the body stores it in your arteries, your lungs, sinus, joints, liver, kidneys, heart, gallbladder, penis, spinal cord, colon, eyes, any old place it finds room, because it can’t get rid of it without an emulsifier. In the process it causes you to get sick with a blockage disorder.

Blockages are a whole category of diseases unto themselves in my paradigm of wellness. From the outside, it may look like Alzheimer’s, or heart disease, or a blocked sinus, or erectile dysfunction, or lung congestion, or peripheral artery disease, or glaucoma, or a blood clot, but it’s actually a blockage masquerading as a plethora of different problems. Your arterial pathways have to be kept clear or you will be at risk for many blockage diseases besides Alzheimer’s. But all of the blockage disorders, including Alzheimer’s, can be treated successfully with Lecithin.

The cells in your body depend on a constant flow of blood for oxygen and nourishment. Your brain is no different. But if the arteries—the pathways that carry that blood and oxygen—become blocked with plaque and solidified organic debris, less and less blood, and therefore nourishment, gets through. Without proper nourishment and enough oxygen from a steady blood supply, brain cells and neurons will eventually die in great numbers. As they die you lose your ability to remember, think, calculate and judge.

Think of an army using a road to get supplies to the front. Think of your brain cells as the troops at the front. If the road becomes blocked with disabled vehicles, it will be impossible for supply trucks to get through. Without sufficient supplies, the troops will starve and die. That makes it necessary to send in additional troops for the sole purpose of removing the blockage on the road. Once the blockage is gone, the trucks can roll and supplies can reach the troops at the front. Think of Lecithin as those additional troops sent in to remove the blockage, so that the supply lines to your brain cells can be kept open.

USING THE EMULSIFYING POWERS OF LECITHIN TO KEEP YOUR BRAIN ALIVE

Lecithin is a natural substance extracted from soybean oil. It is known to be safe, and has been used in our food supply since the early 1900’s. Take a look in your cabinets at the boxes, jars, cans, and bottles there. Lecithin is used as an ingredient in countless foods and cosmetics, because of its ability to emulsify, stabilize, thicken, and moisturize. It also has great suspension qualities.

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 clumps. Without Lecithin, your facial moisturizer wouldn’t be creamy and smooth when you stick your finger in, but would show the oils coagulated and greasy. Without Lecithin, your mayonnaise would be a congealed mess, unspreadable. Likewise, your peanut butter. Lecithin is what keeps ingredients in suspension, as a mixture, and keeps the oils from separating from the other ingredients.

It’s Lecithin’s ability to keep organic particles in suspension that makes it such a valuable food supplement. It does the same thing in your body as it does in the food container: keeps organic particles suspended in your blood stream, not allowing them to clump together. Each Lecithin molecule binds with an organic molecule and prevents it from joining with other similar molecules, by holding it in suspension while it travels through your body and is expelled. Without sufficient Lecithin in your system, oils, fats, and other organic compounds can clump together, solidify, clog up vital areas, and cause “blockages.”

Lecithin prevents plaque and other organic debris from settling on the artery walls in your brain, slowing down the blood supply, and causing dementia.

PREVENTING ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA REMEDY AT A GLANCE CHART
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
LECITHIN (softgels) 5 softgels 5 softgels Puritan’s Pride #303 1200 mg
LECITHIN (granules) 1 tablespoon Puritan’s Pride #1064 NA
L-Glutamine 3 tablets 3 tablets Puritan’s Pride #3042 500 mg
Ginkgo Biloba (capsules only) 1 capsule 1 capsule Puritan’s Pride #4544 120 mg
TREATING ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA ALREADY DIAGNOSED REMEDY AT A GLANCE CHART
Supplement Breakfast Lunch Dinner Brand Strength
LECITHIN (softgels) 6 softgels 6 softgels 6 softgels Puritan’s Pride #303 1200 mg
LECITHIN (granules) 1 tbls 1 tbls 1 tbls Puritan’s Pride #1064 NA
L-Glutamine 3 tablets 3 tablets 3 tablets Puritan’s Pride #3042 500 mg
Ginkgo Biloba (capsules only) 1 capsule 1 capsule 1 capsule Puritan’s Pride #4544 120 mg
Beta Carotene (softgels only) 10 softgels 10 softgels 10 softgels Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU (Equivalent to 15 mg)
Vitamin D3 (softgels only) 1 softgel 1 softgel 1 softgel Puritan’s Pride #15605 1000 IU

NOTES

Remember, these are not pills you’re taking, but concentrated food supplements. This isn’t medicine. It’s nutrition.

Lecithin is the best natural emulsifier available, and will break up blockages in your brain or anywhere in your body. L-Glutamine is an amino acid, one of the building blocks of protein. It is considered brain food and can have a remarkable effect on improving the brain’s ability to learn, think, reason, and remember. It also facilitates the transfer of communication between the two hemispheres of the brain. Ginkgo Biloba is an herb and a blood thinner, and assists in immediately getting more nutrients to the under served areas of your brain. Once the plaque is severe enough in your brain arteries to cause dementia, there will also be inflammation, which Beta Carotene will stop. Vitamin D3 will assist Beta Carotene in its processes, and it is a better, safer, more natural form of Vitamin D. But if you can only get Vitamin D you may use it instead.

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. This is happening because Lecithin is breaking up blockages and causing mucous and other wastes to be expelled. This is a good sign and after a while, as more and more organic debris is cleaned out of your body, you will find less and less mucous needing to be expelled.

I have recommended Puritan’s Pride brand because their Lecithin is from soybeans only, and contains a minimum of 70 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 it contains, because they activate the fat emulsifying process in your body. You may use another brand but make sure it conforms to these specifications or it will not work.

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. One heaping tablespoon is equal to six softgels. You can’t take too much, so feel free to use additional amounts liberally.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Ginkgo Biloba is an effective natural blood thinner. If you are on a prescription blood thinner, like Coumadin, know that Ginkgo Biloba will duplicate your prescription medication.

If you take more Beta Carotene than your body can process you might get a mild, dull headache. It lasts as long as it takes your body to utilize the extra Beta Carotene, usually a couple hours. Some people get an itchy rash for a couple hours that can be relieved with Benadryl. There are no other side effects because Beta Carotene will not harm you. It will not turn your skin or the whites of your eyes orange, but in larger doses it will turn your feces that color.

Do not take mixed carotene products. They are a marketing gimmick, do not bestow any additional benefits to you, and will not work. Use only straight up Beta Carotene.

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 usually manifests as sores on the inside of the mouth. Be sure to take Vitamin D when you take Beta Carotene and there will be no problem.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 6: Heart Disease, where I tell you how to prevent angina pain and heart attack, and avoid surgery without prescriptions. To learn more about me and my approach to wellness, please visit LynnCapehart.com.

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 annual cost. You may make your donations to lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com at www.paypal.com using any credit card or bank anywhere in the world. Thank you.

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PREVENT AND ELIMINATE IT ANYWHERE IN YOUR BODY!

CATEGORIES: 2: Inflammation, 3: Blockage, 4: Excess Toxicity

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: BETA CAROTENE

[For background on how cancer starts and proceeds inside the body, please read: Blog 3: The Danger of Inflammation. You will also find there a list of foods high in antioxidants that help your body ward off cancer.]

This is the big one, cancer. The ugly 800 pound gorilla squatting in everyone’s psyche, rife with evil potential, making you quake in fear of its looming presence. Will it tap a shoulder one afternoon and upset all your happy plans? Maybe steal your very life? Or that of someone you love? Everyone reading this can think of more than one person this monster has killed, or tried to.

The good news is that you can stop being intimidated by cancer. It can be prevented, and prevention is not difficult. It can also be eliminated once it’s started, up to a point, and of course that’s harder to do. But it can be done without prescriptions, with nothing more than common food supplements. The human body is capable of coming back from situations much worse than you might imagine, if you give it the tools it needs to make repairs. If you’re a craftsperson, tailor, or engineer, imagine trying to make repairs to a fireplace, a jacket, or a boiler, without the proper tools. Your body is the same way in that it needs specific tools to make specific repairs.

Antioxidants, in quantities too great to get from food alone, are what your body needs to prevent and repair itself of cancer, because antioxidants prevent free radical growth. All cancers can be treated with the same supplements, and antioxidants will prevent cancer even if you are genetically predisposed to the disease. A predisposition only means that you may need higher doses, not that you can’t be successfully treated with food supplements, and thereby avoid the disease.

JIM M.

It’s probably not good marketing to use as an example a man who died of his cancer, but Jim would want me to share his story. He used to introduce me at lectures he set up at churches, libraries, and private clubs in San Diego. He always opened like a preacher on the mount, with a frank and sometimes fiery telling of his cancer and how supplements were helping him, admonishing people to take better care of their bodies lest they end up like him. In his own way Jim was a hero. The way he faced life, and more importantly death, made it so. And you didn’t have to be told that Jim was a sick man. One look and you knew.

Jim attended a lecture I gave on nutrition at a local library. He didn’t introduce himself then, but called the next day. He wanted to talk about a friend with cancer who’d been sent home to die, with 40-50 malignant tumors in his body. With only six weeks to live he’d been advised to straighten his affairs and say goodbye to his family.

The friend had been fighting cancer for years and was told he could possibly live for three months, if he let them remove his gall bladder. The friend said no. At that point, Jim said, the man would rather face death than another surgery. He wanted to know if I thought my supplement therapy would help him, because he was desperate to try anything; what did he have to lose? I said yes, and gave him instructions on changing his diet and taking Beta Carotene and other supplements.

Jim and I continued to talk by phone about his friend. He told me the man was improving, but wouldn’t give me any details, not even his name. And he put me off whenever I asked to speak directly to him. Jim said he was a celebrity, very private, and wouldn’t agree to it.

Three months after our first conversation, Jim arranged for me to speak at his church on pot luck Wednesday. It would be the first time we met in person. I entered the lobby of the basement space and immediately heard Jim’s voice. His broad back was to me, but I recognized his baritone. He was just finishing a conversation and I called out to him. He turned around, and I couldn’t breathe for a few seconds.

There was no friend. It was Jim himself who had 40-50 malignant tumors on his body, nine that were visible above his blue oxford shirt, on his neck, face and head. I counted them in those few breathless seconds as time slowed and he crossed to me. It looked like the cancer was taking over his body, consuming him, driving him out of it in a literal sense. It was hard but my eyes never strayed from his. His face blossomed with pleasure when he saw it was me. He hugged me, and without letting go, dragged me across the lobby to a large ornate mirror on the wall. Jim was a 50-year-old businessman and former pro footballer. He decided we were going to the mirror and that’s where we went.

He had wanted to surprise me and he did. He happily pointed to a huge tumor on his temple that looked like a baseball lodged there. Or at least that was what it used to look like, he said. But now, the baseball looked more like a volcano, sunken in the middle. He pulled up his sleeves and pointed to other tumors on his hands and arms that also were shrinking. “In just three months,” he said. “Can you believe it?”

That’s when it hit me. Jim was supposed to be dead weeks ago. At least according to his doctors. But thanks to Beta Carotene he was still walking around.

After dinner Jim told his story to the congregation before I spoke. You could hear his pain echoed in his voice and words. He wasn’t angry because he was the one chosen to suffer, but because he felt that too little was being done to warn and help people. He asked the audience the question many of my subjects ask themselves. “If Lynn’s therapies work so well why isn’t my doctor using them?” And in Jim’s case, “instead of sending me home to die?” Jim’s doctors offered him essentially two horrors: chemotherapy or the knife, in exchange for 6-12 weeks of tortured life. But it’s hard to blame them because it’s all they know.

Jim lived for five years, not six weeks. One day I got a sad phone call from his mother. After she explained, I told her I felt like a failure because Jim had still died of cancer. She said he had anticipated my reaction and asked her to remind me of what he would have faced without my help. That he was grateful for the extra time he had been given. I realized immediately that she was right, and felt small for trying to make it about me.

The sad thing is that this happened almost ten years ago and I hadn’t yet discovered what the large doses could do, and that they were not only necessary but perfectly safe. I had Jim on only 25 softgels three times daily, enough to prolong his life, but not enough to give it back to him for real. If it happened today, I would have him on 50 softgels four to five times daily to destroy cancer already started. At the higher doses, Jim’s cancer wouldn’t have been able to finally kill him.

FIGHTING CANCER WITH BETA CAROTENE

The most important thing to remember about cancer is that before it can be a cancer, it has to be an inflammation. If you can stop the inflammation, you can prevent cancer anywhere in your body. No inflammation, no cancer. And there is no better inflammation fighter available than Beta Carotene.

ADULTS AND CHILDREN 12 AND OVER

CANCER PREVENTION, REMEDY AT A GLANCE CHART
Supplements Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
BETA CAROTENE (softgels only) 10-15 softgels (or more) 10-15 softgels (or more) Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU (equivalent to 15 mg)
VITAMIN D3 (softgels only) 1 softgel 1 softgel Puritan’s Pride #15605 100O IU
ALOE VERA GEL (softgels only) 2 softgels  2 softgels Puritan’s Pride #12682 200:1 extract (equivalent to 1 teaspoon)
FIGHTING CANCER ALREADY STARTED, REMEDY AT A GLANCE CHART
Supplements Breakfast Lunch Dinner 1 hr. Before Bed Strength
BETA CAROTENE (softgels only) 50 softgels 50 softgels 50 softgels 50 softgels 25,000 IU (Equivalent to 15 mg)
VITAMIN D3 (softgels only) 2 softgels 2 softgels 2 softgels 2 softgels 100O IU
ALOE VERA GEL (softgels only) 2 softgels 2 softgels 200:1 extract (equivalent to 1 teaspoon)
LECITHIN (softgels and granules) 5 softgels 5 softgels 5 softgels 1200 mg
L-CYSTEINE (capsules only) 3 caps 3 caps 500 mg
Vitamin C Complex 3 tablets 3 tablets 1000 mg
 ONE DAY A WEEK LIQUID FAST (This is important. We’re fighting cancer here.)► This is an entire 24-hour-plus period. You wake up on fast day, consume only liquids for the whole day, go to sleep, then wake up and break your fast. If you fast Saturday, you will eat nothing from Friday night until Sunday morning. Go easy on your stomach for your first meal.► Pick a day when you are home with no or few responsibilities. Alternate drinking 8 ozs of carrot juice with your juice(s) of choice. Drink the 8 ozs every hour, at the same time each hour, for 12 hours. For instance, if you drink 8 ozs of carrot juice at 8:30 a.m., at 9:30 you might have a tomato juice, then 10:30 carrot juice again. 11:30 maybe pineapple, 12:30 carrot, and so forth. You will continue every hour like this, with your last drink at 8:30 p.m.► You may use heated vegetable or chicken broth in place of any alternate juice, but not the carrot.► Sit down some place quiet and sip the juice or broth. Don’t gulp it down. In addition to the juices and broths, you may drink as much water as you like.► It is imperative that you relax while you’re fasting and not tax yourself in any way. This includes balancing your check book, surfing the web, and reading email. Also, no cleaning, talking on the phone, having friends over, or even leaving the house. Nothing that saps your energy or causes even a ripple of stress or excitement. You are to lay around and do nothing except drink your juice, read a book, watch TV or a movie, knit, stare at a wall, daydream, sleep.► After several hours of drinking juice you may start to feel really tired, exhausted even. Don’t fight it. Go to bed. Many people experience a long and restful sleep after a fast day, and wake up feeling exhilarated.► If you drink on time exactly, like you’re supposed to, your hunger will decrease and disappear after a few hours. If you miss your feeding, your appetite will rage. If hunger becomes unbearable at any time, you may munch on a handful of almonds (salted or unsalted, and not the whole bag, please). But eat no other food on your fast day. Your goal is to have nothing but liquids for a whole day.► Under NO circumstances should you fast without drinking liquids other than water. Fasting doesn’t mean you provide no nutrition to your body.► The purpose of the weekly fast is to help your body detoxify and get rid of the organic wastes left from your cancer. There’s a lot of it and it’s disgusting. It has to go some place, and you want it out of your body. Plus, your body needs a chance to do serious repairs, utilizing all of its resources. That will be easier if you more or less stop for an entire day.► Take no supplements while you are fasting, but continue with the supplements once you are eating again.

CHILDREN 7-11

CANCER PREVENTION, REMEDY AT A GLANCE CHART
Supplements Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
BETA CAROTENE (softgels only) 5-8 softgels 5-8 softgels Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU (equivalent to 15 mg)
VITAMIN D3 (softgels only) 1 softgel 1 softgel Solgar (visit vitaminlife.com) 40O IU
ALOE VERA GEL LIQUID 2 tsps Puritan’s Pride #1600 99.3 %
FIGHTING CANCER ALREADY STARTED, REMEDY AT A GLANCE CHART
Supplements Breakfast Lunch Dinner 1 hr. Before Bedtime Strength
BETA CAROTENE (softgels only) 25 softgels 25 softgels 25 softgels 25 softgels 25,000 IU (Equivalent to 15 mg)
VITAMIN D3 (softgels only) 1 softgel 1 softgel 1 softgel 1 softgel 1000 IU
ALOE VERA GEL LIQUID 1 tbls 1 tbls 99.3 %
LECITHIN (softgels & granules) 3 softgels 3 softgels 3 softgels 1200 mg
L-CYSTEINE (capsules only) 2 caps 2 caps 500 mg
Vitamin C Complex 2 tablets 2 tablets 1000 mg
 ONE DAY A WEEK LIQUID FAST:Follow the instructions above for Adults, with the following exception:► The fast will be for 8 hours, not 24. For instance, if your child drinks her first carrot juice at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 will be maybe an orange juice, 10:30 another carrot, 11:30 an apple juice, 12:30 a carrot, and so forth. The final drink will be at 3:30. At 4:00 break the fast with a light healthy meal, a sandwich, or other healthy comfort food. Continue with her supplements once she’s eating again. You’re putting this food on an empty tummy so be careful what you give her.

CHILDREN 4-6

CANCER PREVENTION, REMEDY AT A GLANCE CHART
Supplements Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
BETA CAROTENE (softgels only) 2-4 softgels 2-4 softgels Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU (Equivalent to 15 mg)
VITAMIN D3 (softgels only) 1 softgel 1 softgel Solgar (visit vitaminlife.com) 400 IU
ALOE VERA GEL LIQUID 1 teaspoon Puritan’s Pride #1600 99.3 %
FIGHTING CANCER ALREADY STARTED, REMEDY AT A GLANCE CHART
Supplements Breakfast Lunch Dinner 1 hr. Before Bedtime Strength
BETA CAROTENE (softgels only) 18 softgels 18 softgels 18 softgels 18 softgels 25,000 IU (Equivalent to 15 mg)
VITAMIN D3 (softgels only) 1 softgel 1 softgel 1 softgel 1 softgel 1000 IU
ALOE VERA GEL LIQUID 1 tbls 1 tbls 99.3 %
LECITHIN (softgels (and granules) 2 softgels 2 softgels 2 softgels 1200 mg
L-CYSTEINE (capsules only) 1 capsule 1 capsule 500 mg
Vitamin C Complex 1 tablet 1 tablet 1000 mg
 ONE DAY A WEEK LIQUID FAST:Follow the instructions above for Adults, with the following exceptions:► The fast will be 5 hours, not 24. For instance, if your child drinks his first carrot juice at 8:30 a.m., At 9:30 maybe a coconut juice. 10:30 will be carrot again. 11:30 an alternate juice. The final drink will be carrot at 12:30. At 1:00 p.m., serve him a healthy, comforting lunch and continue with his meals and supplements as usual.► I believe parents will be able to reason with a 7-11 year old regarding getting her to drink juice every hour. This may not be as easy with someone 4-6, especially using a drink as exotic as carrot juice. If this becomes a battle ground let it drop, and forget the fasting part of the regimen for now. But if the child knows she’s sick and how, you may be able to get her to drink with the explanation that it will make her better. It sure beats chemotherapy! Maybe promise to serve her favorites at the end of the fast—as long as it isn’t junk food?

NOTES

From above, where Puritan’s Pride is recommended: Beta Carotene #1223; Vitamin D3 1000 #15605; Aloe Vera Gel Liquid #1600; Lecithin Softgels #303; Lecithin Granules #1064; L-Cysteine #100; Vitamin C Complex #3140. Visit puritanspride.com or call 800-645-1030.

From above, where Solgar is recommended: Vitamin D3 400. Visit vitamnlife.com.

Beta Carotene will neutralize free radicals, end inflammation, kill cancer, and help reduce tumors. Vitamin D will assist Beta Carotene in its processes. Aloe Vera Gel Liquid has a cleansing effect in your body, especially your colon, through which most of the cancerous waste material must pass as it exits your body. Lecithin will break up and emulsify tumors or other mutated cells, and help rid the body of its wastes. L-Cysteine, like the fast, will help the body detoxify and get rid of the cancerous organic wastes. Vitamin C Complex will assist L-Cysteine in its detoxifying functions.

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 mucous than usual. This is happening because Lecithin is breaking up blockages and causing mucous and other wastes to be expelled. This is a good sign and after a while, as more and more organic debris is cleaned out of your body, you will find less and less mucous needing to be expelled.

I have recommended Puritan’s Pride brand because their Lecithin is from soybeans only, and contains a minimum of 70 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 it contains, because they activate the fat emulsifying process in your body. You may use another brand but make sure it conforms to these specifications or it will not work.

Use Lecithin Granules in and on other foods as often as possible. It is best used in blender drinks and sprinkled on salads, fresh cut fruit, and cereals. Make sure to consume it uncooked, in its natural state. One heaping tablespoon is equal to six softgels. You can’t take too much, so feel free to use it liberally.

When you open a bottle of L-Cysteine you will notice a strong odor. It’s supposed to smell like that.

Do not use L-Cysteine if you are allergic to sulphur.

If you take more Beta Carotene than your body can process you might get a mild, dull headache. It lasts as long as it takes your body to utilize the extra Beta Carotene, usually a couple hours. Some people get an itchy rash for a couple hours that can be relieved with Benadryl. There are no other side effects because Beta Carotene will not harm you. It will not turn your skin or the whites of your eyes orange, but in larger doses it will turn your feces that color.

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 usually manifests as sores on the inside of the mouth. Be sure to take Vitamin D when you take Beta Carotene and there will be no problem.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 5: Alzheimer’s/Dementia, where I tell you how to prevent it and bring back those already lost in the fog.

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