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Cheryl hasn’t complained once to me. I know she’s scared. But I only get information about her condition if I ask a question. She answers and stops, so I have to ask follow up questions. She is determinedly stoic. She breaks my heart.

A friend’s husband is out of town on a family emergency, so Cheryl is helping out with their three children. She gets up an hour early so she can drop the little one off at grade school, and the two older kids at high school, making her 14 hour day even longer.


Cheryl has been sick with the flu; it seems that everyone she knows has it. I reminded her that L-Lysine will stop any virus within 24 hours. She was taking only a maintenance dose of 2,000 mg twice daily.

I explained that any maintenance dose is designed to help prevent an illness. If it is too low and you catch something anyway, you then have to increase your intake to a “therapeutic” dose. Cheryl will be taking 2,000 mg of L-Lysine every four hours for the next three days. It is important that she not face any other physical stressors beyond her cancer.


Cheryl says that she is feeling fine. Apparently, there is no pain with breast cancer until after they start your treatment. She is trying to get as much sleep as she can.


Cheryl is a buxom, full-bodied woman. She reports that she’s had visible cellulite on her thighs and other spots for a while. After just three weeks on regular doses of Sunflower lecithin, she notes that the cellulite is greatly lessened in some areas, and actually gone in others. She anticipates that she will get rid of all of it thanks to the emulsifying properties of lecithin.


Shortly after she started taking lecithin, Cheryl noticed that she was having larger and more frequent bowel movements. I attribute this to the emulsifying properties of lecithin as well.

Cheryl’s regular routine before lecithin was to move her bowels first thing every morning. Evacuating your bowels only once a day is considered a form of constipation. Now she evacuates 3-4 times each day. The surest sign of a healthy colon is to have 3-5 bowel movements a day, so she is doing well in that department.

She believes that lecithin is doing its job in her body and removing necrotic cells and other wastes. She says she has noticed that a lot more is coming out than she is putting in.

Note: Cheryl is taking an enormous amount of beta carotene. Her skin has not turned orange, nor have the whites of her eyes. Feces will turn a deep orange color when taking high doses of beta carotene. But no other orange color shows up anywhere.


For about three weeks Cheryl’s appetite has been light. She has been existing on protein drinks, chicken noodle soup, and saltine crackers. I asked her to start eating one or two eggs every day, but they give her painful gas. I also suggested plain pan-cooked chicken breast. She has ordered betaine hydrochloride, a digestive acid. Once she gets it she can start eating eggs again. I’m worried about her getting enough food protein.


Cheryl honestly seems to be more concerned that the information against cancer gets out to the rest of the world, than she is about her condition itself. She believes she has a duty to help me prove this for others as much as for herself. She has voiced this on several occasions.

Cheryl works part time as a bartender and a hairdresser. Even though her cancer supplements cost so little compared to conventional treatments, it’s been hard for Cheryl to come up with the extra money. Now she’s working a third job in retail to pay for the supplements.

When I suggested that I ask for small donations, she forbade me, saying, “Don’t worry about me. I’ll get by.” I admire her grit in the face of a life altering event like this.


Cheryl was told by her oncologist that her breast cancer resulted from a blocked milk duct that had become plugged and calcified. We know that the body sees this calcified plug as a mere “blockage.” Therefore, it will respond quickly to lecithin, which will break up the blockage and open the duct.


Cheryl is taking only three supplements directly targeted at her cancer. Additionally, she continues to take the same regimen of other supplements that she normally takes. For now, I will focus on the cancer only supplements.

Cancer Only Supplements
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Beta Carotene 125 softgels 125 softgels Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU
Note: Cheryl is not having any problems with this high level of beta carotene.
D3 2 softgels 2 softgels Puritan’s Pride #19377 5,000 IU
Note: D3 is important only as a crucial support vitamin for beta carotene.
Sunflower Lecithin 3 softgels 3 softgels NOW vitaminlife.com


1,200 mg
Note: I originally assigned Cheryl to take 6 lecithin twice daily as I am anxious to break up the blockage in her duct. That amount was too much for her stomach, and the evening dose was causing her distress during the night. For that reason, we’ve lowered her dosage, and moved the evening dose up to lunch to see if that helps. Once she can handle it we will increase the dosage back up to 12 a day as planned; six plus six.

 Why Beta Carotene

As you will learn in these cancer blogs, beta carotene is the number one best anti-oxidant for fighting cancer. It neutralizes free radicals (cancer cells) and returns them to a normal state better and faster than any other anti-oxidant. It has no equal for this purpose.

Why Vitamin D3

D3 supports beta carotene in its function. Beta carotene needs D3 to be properly assimilated into the body. If you don’t take D3 when you are taking such large doses of beta carotene, you will end up with a vitamin D deficiency. D3 is preferred over regular vitamin D, as it better replicates the D we get from sunshine.

Why Sunflower Lecithin

Lecithin will emulsify and facilitate the removal of the cancer debris from the body. Sunflower lecithin is recommended over soya lecithin, because of the tainting of the soy bean crops with GMO technology.


Cancer starts with free radicals. They are the first step down the road that ends with cancer.

My Formula For Cancer: (CA = FRG ≥ X + O + I)©


(1) Cancer equals free radical growth greater than or equal to X.

(2) X represents an individual’s tolerance level for free radicals

(3) Plus, oxidation (O)—which is an excess of free radicals and the pre-stage of inflammation

(4) Followed by actual inflammation (I), which over time morphs into chronic inflammation.

The final step of chronic inflammation sets the stage for an outbreak of any type of cancer anywhere in the body.

“A substantial body of evidence supports the conclusion that chronic inflammation can predispose an individual to cancer, as demonstrated by the association between chronic inflammatory bowel diseases and the increased risk of colon carcinoma…. The longer the inflammation persists, the higher the risk of associated carcinogenesis.” (Shacter, E., PhD., Weitzman, S., MD, (2002) Journal of Oncology Cancer Network, “Chronic Inflammation and Cancer.” http://www.cancernetwork.com/review-article/chronic-inflammation-and-cancer#sthash.A96sQUUT.dpuf)

Free Radicals Are Caused By Various Factors

As free radicals are the first step toward cancer, you need to know where they come from first.

A few free radicals are nothing to worry about. Everyone is walking around with a sizable population in their body. If you breathe oxygen, you are going to have free radicals. As long as their growth does not overwhelm the body’s defenses you are safe.

Briefly, a free radical is created whenever a cell is damaged. Cells are damaged in many ways, including:

(1) naturally, from metabolism and digestion,

(2) an irritant, such as that from wearing a tight bracelet that leaves the skin red and tender,

(3) an injury, like banging your shin as you’re getting out of the shower, causing a lump that hurts and shows a bruise,

(4) an infection, anywhere in the body, for any reason,

(5) excess toxins, like air pollutants and radiation that bombard first responders,

(6) poor diet, insufficient in anti-oxidants to control and neutralize free radicals, and

(7) other stressors, specific to an individual.

In my next blog I will explain exactly how a damaged cell turns into a free radical. Please stay tuned and let us hear from you if you have comments or questions.

Some people cannot afford the cost of the cancer supplements, as inexpensive as they are in comparison, because their insurance will only pay for conventional medical treatments but not natural ones. You can make a tax deductible donation through paypal.com to help them by donating to lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com. Any amount, even $5.00 can help save a life. Please donate today. If you do not have a paypal account, please contact me to make other arrangements to donate. lynncapehart@gmail.com. Thanks.


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Cheryl’s surgery is already scheduled for mid April 2016. She booked it as far out as was safe, to give my health supplement treatment as much time as possible to work. She has a great fear of going under the knife and coming out with fewer parts than she went in with. Or maybe not coming out at all. It happens.

Her name isn’t really Cheryl. She is a real person, and everything else written here about her is true. I promise anyone who comes to me for help, especially with cancer, that they can go through the treatment anonymously. Cheryl does not want her family, friends, or church to know. She believes that sharing it would make everything harder on her. She doesn’t like a lot of fuss. She will tell them when it’s over. I have agreed to honor her wish.

Cheryl is 5’2.” In her 60s. Blue-eyed and buxomy with blond hair to her waist. She’s smart, independent, quick witted, and practical. She gives a lot of sass and likes to flirt. She is rock solid dependable with a strong work ethic. She likes to play by the rules and wants others to do the same. When she smiles her eyes twinkle.

Cheryl drives a red 1969 Mustang. She speeds so often in her convertible that the police in her small town have taken to mailing her the speeding ticket rather than chasing her down, which she seems to enjoy a bit too much for their tastes.

Cheryl has no children but she loves babies and often helps new mothers in town without being asked. Besides bartending she supports herself by operating a home beauty salon. Apparently, women really do tell their hairdressers everything, because if you want to know anything about anybody in town, just ask Cheryl.

I have known Cheryl for five years, since the recession washed me out financially. Some friends in her town offered me their house while they were gone, to try to help me get back on my feet.

I didn’t have to worry about rent for a while, but essentially I was broke and homeless. I took a job as a server at a local country club, hoping to stir up some cash flow. Cheryl was bar manager. I had never worked in a restaurant or bar. Since I had eaten out a million times in my life, I figured I could fake it.

I was wrong.

My first hour I let an $80 cash tab walk out the door. The guy winked at me as he left. I smiled back, and told him to come again, thinking it was my great service. Later, I gave a burger plate to a vegetarian member, and ice-cream to someone who had ordered breakfast. Things got worse after that.

Unshed tears were burning my eyes when at the end of my shift-from-hell the manager said he needed to talk to me in his office. He wasn’t going to fire me, he said, because I worked hard and everyone seemed to like me. But I lacked a sense of “urgency” and for that he didn’t think I would make it.

Cheryl was waiting outside the door when I came out. She patted my back and promised that things would get better. They didn’t. The next day was even worse and involved a lot of broken china. I could see the manager rethinking his decision to keep me on.

But suddenly, every time I was about to make a mistake Cheryl would appear out of nowhere, at my elbow, to stop me. She took responsibility for me, to make sure I succeeded. With her help I stayed on long enough to get promoted four times and get a nice apology from the manager.


Most people who interact with me personally end up using supplements for their ails. I don’t try, I swear, but it always seems to work out that way. It was no different with Cheryl. So when she called to tell me she had cancer, she had already put herself on a good regimen for defeating it, based on what I’d already told her about inflammation.

Cheryl has had a couple of biopsies, as her doctor wanted to monitor the cancer’s progress. Among other vitamins, she has been taking 100 Beta Carotene softgels each morning with breakfast. The high dose of Beta Carotene helped explain her pathologist’s comment after her most recent biopsy.

He said, “You know what? I am no longer impressed with your tumor, Cheryl.” He must have seen the look of puzzlement on her face, because he went on to say that it wasn’t a “healthy” tumor anymore. Unlike the earlier biopsies, this flesh had fallen apart, lost its structure, while he was trying to study it.

Cheryl and I attribute this tumor destabilization and loss of integrity to the Beta Carotene that she is taking. But 100 a day are not enough to defeat cancer, only slow it down. Cheryl’s dose is higher than that now.

Cheryl had cancer about 20 years ago. At that time, she used large doses of blue green algae, a potent source of anti-oxidants, to cure it. This knowledge of how well anti-oxidants worked, coupled with the pathologist’s comment now, only strengthened Cheryl’s resolve to try the natural way first. Everything else I have told her about wellness turned out to be true. So, with chin up and fingers crossed she’s going forward.

I will write regular blogs updating you with Cheryl’s progress. The next blog will contain details about her exact treatment.

Each of the entry blogs will give you bite-sized explanations about where cancer comes from. How it starts and proceeds. Why all cancers can be treated in the same way no matter where they are located. Why such huge amounts of Beta Carotene are necessary to defeat cancer once and for all. Why cancer is a numbers game. Why cancer is easier to cure and avoid than the common cold. Why the medical industry will never ever “solve” the cancer mystery.

At the end, hopefully you will have a clearer picture of the answers to these questions, and Cheryl will have a cancer free body.

Please stay tuned and let us hear from you if you have comments or questions.

Some people cannot afford the cost of the cancer supplements, as inexpensive as they are in comparison, because their insurance will only pay for conventional medical treatments but not natural ones. You can make a tax deductible donation through paypal.com to help them by donating to lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com. Any amount, even $5.00 can help save a life. Please donate today. If you do not have a paypal account, please contact me to make other arrangements to donate. lynncapehart@gmail.com. Thanks.


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You can go to a hundred places online and find weight loss pills, helpful diet hints, food plans, and another walk through the food pyramid. You won’t find much of that in this blog. But you will gain a deeper understanding of the natural forces that drive you to overeat. It turns out that it isn’t entirely your fault after all if you’re overweight. Not entirely.


The first documented primate to humanoid link began evolving into present day humanity about six million years ago. Two million years ago the Homo group, including our own species, Homo Sapien, began its turn on the ladder of evolution. It is believed that our modern human sub species, Homo Sapien Sapien began evolving only about 200,000 years ago, from the genetic threads of those who went before.

That means that the biological unit whose weight you are trying to manipulate got its first programming instructions on how to handle food, famine, and feast about six million years ago. Unfortunately, those ancient instructions cannot be overridden or ignored.

This is the core issue of weight control, so let’s be clear. Your body has been programmed by evolution to have its own agenda independent of your consciousness. It doesn’t care what you would like it to weigh. It cares only about survival. Because of this programming, your body’s set point is going to lean toward being overweight, rather than under.

If you want to control your weight, you have to make it happen within the confines and parameters of this prehistoric programming. Your body will never change. So you have to. Weight control has to happen in your head in conformity with your biology. You have to mentally overcome your body’s coding telling you to consume as much food as you can and more than you need. In other words, to overeat.

But first, more on the evolutionary aspect of trying to lose weight.


Every living creature on Earth depends on the planet for sustenance. Whether it’s access to plant matter or the opportunity to devour each other, Earth provides. But not always enough.

1. Famine

In earliest times, in a pre-supermarket environment, when your next available meal was actually on-the-hoof and roaming free, or growing on the side of a cliff that you had to risk your life to get to, this meant that people sometimes went hungry. Those periods of sustained deprivation, the famines, could last weeks or even years. If the human body had not been programmed by evolution to store resources consumed at an earlier time, it could not have survived the scarcities. And humanity would quickly have gone extinct.

2. Feast

In that same vein, when there is plenty of food available, when there is feasting, the body is coded to push you to consume more food than you need at that moment. Because only by consuming more than it actually needs during feast times can the body have resources to put away for the inevitable famines it has been programmed to expect.

3. Food Storage

Our modern problem is that it’s always feast time in our culture and the body has no real shut off switch when it comes to storing your over consumption. If the body had a true shut off concerning appetite and satiety, you wouldn’t hear about people having walls removed so they could leave their houses. These people are deep in the clutches of unfortunate evolutionary forces that cause them to store resources to a life-threatening extent. The food storage mechanism meant to save them is destroying them instead.

Definition: Satiety: A simple feedback mechanism is responsible for telling your brain to stop eating when you are full.

As you eat your stomach wall expands and two things happen:

(1) The expansion signals your brain that you are filling up and it’s time to stop eating;

(2) A hormone produced at the start of your meal telling your brain that your stomach was empty now stops sending its signal.

The result is two impulses reaching your brain at the same time. One telling you that your stomach is full, and the other telling you that your stomach is no longer empty. This dual mechanism is suppose to make you stop eating when your are full.

As far as Boss Evolution is concerned, that mechanism is just an update on your stomach contents. It has no compelling powers to make you stop eating.

But Boss Evolution can compel you to eat beyond satiety. How many times have you been eating something delicious and simply ignored those signals? Just kept right on eating. Your stomach is designed to stretch to accommodate overeating during feast times, so it’s easy enough to do.

When you diet, you push back against millions of years of coding via evolution. Isn’t it true that when you diet you often feel like you are engaged in a battle with your body? That’s because you are. All your body knows it that you are trying to rob it of its resources and hack into its “savings account.” It’s going to fight to protect its fat stores.


It appears that humans are programmed to overeat for their own protection. Just in case. If you weren’t designed to overeat, why would your stomach be able to expand? The simple truth is that if you weren’t designed to overeat, you wouldn’t be able to.

And it follows then that a propensity for being overweight has been predetermined for the human species. Pity the poor person trying to control his weight. He is living in a culture where it is always feast time, while he is trapped inside a body that is continually storing nuts for a hard winter that never comes.

And yet this is an efficacious system that has worked successfully for eons. In fact, the body’s ability to store calories eaten today for emergencies that may occur tomorrow is the primary reason humans have survived. In prehistoric times, when all the plants died due to drought or other devastation, and the prey disappeared, all humans had between them and the dark oblivion was the fat that had been stored during the feasts.

That primitive compulsion to eat more than you need is why it is so hard to control your eating habits, especially as you are surrounded and bombarded by images urging you to eat. That compulsion is why despite the horrendous statistics on obesity, especially in the U.S., many restaurants still serve single dishes that should be able to feed two people.

Overeating wasn’t a problem when our programming began. Overeating was and is a safety mechanism, a survival tool. Unfortunately, our bodies were not designed for a world of plenty. Today, many humans are at far more risk from having too much to eat than too little. And that’s sad, because there are still many people who go to bed hungry.


The same food compulsion discussed above manifests in other collective ways.

The TV award shows are very popular, as are the nasty fashion police that follow like jackals after the herd. I have watched numerous times as hosts fret on air about a celebrity being too fat or too thin. Both seem to be equally offensive to the camera and to tribal sensitivities.

Large people complain about being stared at. What they may not know is that very thin, anorexic-looking people get equal attention. Did you ever wonder why people are so vexed by the sight of someone being above or below what is considered “normal” weight? It has to do with tribal genetics.

Picture this: You live in a long-ago plains tribe of 30. Each person has specific duties to perform to ensure the tribe’s well being. As always resources are limited and monitored closely. In such a small group, everyone has close knowledge of every other person.

One day it is noticed that Jamal has gained weight, and has developed a tummy paunch. This immediately signals alarm throughout the tribe. Several members report it to the chief. The alarm is caused by an evolutionary perception that since Jamal has gained weight, it can only mean that he is taking more than his fair share of resources, and therefore threatens the safety and survival of everyone. Jamal is therefore suspected of wrong doing.

Or conversely, Ania is whispered about because she has gotten so thin you can clearly see the outlines of her bones. The tribe perceives that she is taking less than her fair share of resources, and is therefore putting them in jeopardy of losing her and her skills as a member resource. Likewise, Ania is suspected of wrong doing.

Both situations threatened the tribe’s resources and welfare equally. That is why it is ingrained in us even today to be suspicious of people who weigh more or less than the tribe intuitively believes is safe. That ancient attitude is based on the same storage programming that compels you to overeat. It was important when the tribe was small. Now that it has grown into the billions, we no longer have to obsess if someone is heavier or thinner than we think is acceptable.

The only factors to consider nowadays are (1) is the person happy and comfortable with their weight and their body, and (2) is the person’s weight such that he or she can be healthy at that size? Health trumps all other considerations.

Health wise, obesity leads to many other disorders that make an individual’s existence painful and unhappy. It also costs the tribe in many ways. If someone doesn’t take care of their own health when they are able, in the end others are forced to do it for them.


When Marilyn Monroe appeared in The Seven Year Itch in 1955, in that now famous scene over the subway grate, with her white dress floating up sensuously to expose legs and hips, she was a size 14, and considered to be the ideal woman. Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model expanded its demographic one season by selecting two “plus-size” models who were, you guessed it, size 14.

But due to vanity sizing today Marilyn would be a size 6 with the same body as when she was a size 14. It seems that the clothing industry caved in to cultural sensitivities about weight and size. In 1958 a size 8 had a 24 inch waist; today a size 8 has a 30 inch waist. And a size 20 from 1958 is now a size 12.

Definition: Vanity Sizing: This is the practice of reducing tag sizes of larger clothing to make women feel that they are actually thinner than they really are.

Thanks to influential pop figures like the Kardashians, the world has slowly come to accept a more authentic woman figure as ideal. One that is robust and rounded and real. And it is no longer uncommon to see overweight female leads in movies, or held up as sexy figures. Not every body type has to conform and look the same. Our differences are what give us an evolutionary advantage, what make us stronger as a species.

This shift in thinking to a real-woman ideal is healthy. But make no mistake, it can’t be taken too far without back firing. You don’t get a free pass from illness if you are overweight, no matter how much acceptance you receive from your peers. You will still pay for it with serious health issues and a shortened life.

When is the last time you saw an obese senior? There aren’t many, because the obese die young, with a low chance of surviving into old age. Obesity is still the number one preventable cause of death in the U.S., because it factors into so many other disorders.

The right size for a human being is a size that lets you eat and enjoy food without endangering your health. But don’t worry about looking like anyone else. Each of you is beautiful in some way, and there is always someone else who will notice and appreciate your beauty. Just be yourself so they fall for the real you. And practice a little discipline about what and how much you put in your mouth.


Okay, so now we know why it is so hard to lose weight. But there are behaviors you can use to lessen the impact of the biological imperatives we’ve been talking about.

First There Is The Practical • • • •


Portion control is the hardest part of dieting, but it has to be done if you want to control your weight. If you could conquer this one single step you could weigh what you please without changing anything, including your food choices. You could pretty much eat whatever you wanted, no matter how high in calories or fat, if you restricted yourself to a small enough portion. Sometimes this might mean only a couple of bites, but you could have them guilt free.

It would be better if you could be attracted to healthier foods. That would mean you could eat more, stay healthy, and still lose weight. An important step toward weight control is to start eating a portion size that supports the weight you want to be, not the weight you are. There are things you can do to make portion control easier.

  1. Use Small Dishes 

This is more helpful than you might think. It fools the brain, and consequently the stomach, into thinking you are getting a whole plate or bowl of food. You’d be surprised at how the brain’s perception can effect your sense of reality. You are filling up a plate, but, since the plate is smaller the portions have to be. Over time you will get used to smaller portions. You will actually eat less at each meal, but possibly feel just as satisfied. Without trying very hard you can lose weight over time, while not feeling like you are actually dieting.

  1. No Second Helpings No Matter What, Where, Or When 

Think about it. If you don’t apply this logic to your regimen, you could use a small plate or bowl, but load it up over and over until all advantage of using a smaller dish has been lost.

  1. TV Dinner Portion Sizes Can Provide Guidance

If you can’t get the hang of small portions, buy a low cal TV dinner (around 400 calories). When it is cooked remove the food from the container and place it on your “small” plate. Take a good look at the portions as they look on the plate you will always use. Take a photo. Hang that photo on the refrigerator door. Refer to that photo every time you eat a meal. Always keep your portions that size.

  1. Better To Eat More Small Meals Daily Than Fewer Large Ones

Smaller meals burn off faster, and don’t so easily end up as stored fat. Larger meals take longer to digest. They slow down your digestive system, and are more likely to cause a higher percentage of fat storage. People are discouraged from nibbling between meals, but I know thin people who nibble their way through the day. Nibbling only adds weight if you are eating three regular meals a day on top of the nibbling. If you don’t eat that way there is no harm in nibbling.

  1. Eating Smaller Portions Has Other Benefits Besides Losing Weight

In the 1960’s there was a particularly interesting experiment done on appetite and food consumption, as it relates to good health and longevity. Rats were separated into two groups. Both groups were fed the same food, what was described as a “typical American diet.” The difference was that each group was given a different portion size. But everything else was the same.

One group got several meals a day, plus between meal snacks, as much food as they wanted, anytime they chose. The second group got just enough food to satisfy their daily nutritional needs.

Which group do you think all died early and sick?

It was the group that ate as much as they wanted. The group that had their portions controlled lived a much longer and disease free life. Keep in mind that they ate the same food. Only the portion size was different.


When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, it covered Pompeii in tons of ash and pumice rising 20 feet. When excavations began, scientists gained detailed insight into the lives of its citizens by studying the remains. The scientists separated the bodies into the servant class and the ruling class right away. I was intrigued by this. How bodies dead for centuries could give up that kind of specific information.

It came down to the shape and strength of their respective bones!

The servant class had strong, dense, non-porous bones. The aristocracy had weak, thin, porous bones. Servants had stronger bones because they had to stand, bend, lift, pull, stretch, push, and carry in the process of caring for the lord and lady of the manor. The lack of movement found in the sedentary life of the rich, caused bones to weaken and growth to slow down or even stop.

It is the movement of muscle across bone that signals the body to increase bone growth. That’s why exercise makes your bones grow. Extra muscle movement over the bones tells the body that more is needed from that part of the bone structure. The body then gets busy bulking up the effected bones.

If you’re trying to lose or control your weight, exercise—movement—is essential. It burns calories. It makes you look better and thinner right away. Even if you don’t actually lose much weight, you can “visually” lose five pounds just by exercising regularly for a week. Meaning, you may weigh the same but you will look thinner.

You’ve heard it before but it bears repeating: weight is simply calories burned versus calories consumed. If they are equal you maintain your weight. If more goes in than is burned, the extra is sent to storage and you gain weight. The only way to lose is to burn off more calories than you consume.

Note: I don’t like to exercise. I certainly don’t like getting cleaned up and dressed and driving somewhere just to exercise.

My solution is the Body Rider stationery bicycle. It is such a simple, incredibly effective machine. You get a great heart healthy aerobic workout without stressing your knees. It burns a lot of calories. It retails online for around $100, with free shipping. It uses no electricity, only the raw energy that you provide. It works not only the legs but the upper arms, which switch over every time your legs do. It has a built in fan, and a computer LED type display that gives you information on speed and distance traveled.

Another fine feature about any bicycle is what it does for the butt and lower back. It strengthens the lower back, and practically overnight lifts and firms the butt, making a noticeable difference. That and the Abs of Steel sculpting workout I memorized keep me home in my PJs and out of my car. I exercise almost every day, just take the six steps across my bedroom floor and I’m at the gym.

If you want your body to remain vital you have to keep it moving. Fifteen minutes a day on any kind of bicycle or other strong aerobics, plus fifteen minutes of floor or free weight exercises, four days a week, can keep you healthy and looking good. If you can’t do 15 minutes of either, start at 1 minute and move up 1 minute a day from there, but you must keep moving.

Then There Is The Counter Intuitive • • • •


I’m working on a book called Dieting With Dessert, based on the following concept.

Because of the compulsive programming we discussed above, it is important when dieting to make sure your body never gets the idea that you are going hungry. If it finds out you are dieting it’s all over. It will lower your metabolism to ensure that fewer calories are burned, and the less you try to eat the slower it will run. You can still lose the weight but it will be hell.

If you were traveling with Han Solo on his space ship, and a malfunction caused his craft to start losing power, he would power down all systems except life support and defense, to preserve power. Your body is the space ship carrying you through life.

If your body senses that it’s power source has been compromised it will lower the rate at which it runs to preserve its stored resources. This ensures that fewer calories are being burned from its “savings account.” There is no way around this except to make your body believe that you are not dieting, while still actually dieting.

The secret is dessert. As long as you eat dessert once a day, your body is less likely to lower your metabolism, because dessert signals feast not famine. It is very hard for your body to process the dichotomy that you are simultaneously dieting and also eating chocolate cake. In other words, if you’re eating dessert there is nothing for your body to fear.

The dessert serving should be a reasonable size (200-350 calories), and of course no seconds. But there are no limitations as to choice. Have any dessert that you want, but know that the richer and more “expensive” it is in calories, the smaller must be your portion size.

This practice can be fun and motivating. Planning your diet around small daily servings of the most delicious desserts can be the reward that gets you through a tough day of food denial. It also helps you stick with your diet. It is the “carrot” that can keep you on the treadmill. But this only works if you are otherwise seriously dieting. 


You should not continually go on and off diets. Every time you diet, you signal your body that you have entered famine conditions. Every time you enter famine conditions, your body lowers your metabolism to slow down the expenditure of calories. After a number of diets, weight loss becomes nearly impossible because your metabolism is set so low. This result after so many attempts can be disheartening and can ruin one’s initiative to lose weight.


Your body is willing to let go of the stored fat from “short term feasting,” without putting up a struggle. This is the fat and stored calories resulting from short term overeating, say, as you would during holidays. You can get the weight off fast if you attack it as soon as the event is over. Your body will only easily give up that weight it has recently gained. You don’t want to do this short term dieting often or for long, or it may trigger the sluggish metabolism associated with serial dieting.

If you wait too long to lose the holiday weight, until after your body has oved the fat from “short term savings” to “long term savings,” it is much harder to get rid of. That’s when your body will really wage battle against your diet efforts.


If you are part of the 99 percent you have to watch what you spend. If you are trying to lose weight you have to watch what you eat. In both cases you are dealing with categorical units—money and calories—that can be kept track of. Money, you want to increase and hold on to. Calories, you want to decrease and let go of. 

To be successful when dealing with money or calories you have to control yourself most of the time. The lesson is that you can be naughty some of the time, and get away with it. If you’re a spendthrift or glutton 15 percent of the time, you can still get ahead or stay healthy. But if you’re a spendthrift or glutton 85 percent of the time, you’re going to be poor or obese.

But when you are bad occasionally you can make up for it by balancing your over-the-top excessive spending or eating, with short term conservative behavior to bring things back into balance, i.e., build the money back up in your checking account by passing up other purchases that you would like to make. Or quickly get rid of the extra pounds you gained by eating dinner salads for a week.

Just try being as careful with your calories as you are with your money.


Sometimes it feels like the body is winning that war we talked about earlier. That’s the time to dig deeper and get creative. Sometimes you have to resort to drastic, but never harmful, measures to control your appetite.

One example: It was hard to eat properly during the first year of law school due to the all day and most of the night schedule of class and studying. The result was that you noshed on comfort foods day and night. The only exercise you got was lifting a legal tome off a library shelf. At home I kept finding myself standing at the open refrigerator door, staring in. When I turned around I had a law book in one hand and some sort of food in the other.

That’s when I bought my first length of chain and a padlock.

Every night at 8:00 I wrapped the chain around my refrigerator and snapped the padlock. I chose that time because I’d read somewhere that eating close to bedtime sends the calories directly to storage. I also put any tasty morsels from my cabinets in the fridge before I locked it. I had a roommate so I had to leave the key in easy reach.

I lost the 15 pounds. By the time I graduated law school I had given up the chain. (I won’t say that I haven’t resorted to it again from time to time.) You may be wondering what kept me from sneaking in anytime I wanted since the key was right there. How stupid would a person feel to go to all that trouble and then sabotage their own efforts? No sir. The chain was sacrosanct once it was padlocked. I unlocked it at 7:00 each morning.


At the top I said that if you were overweight it wasn’t entirely your fault. Now that you know what your evolutionary weaknesses are when it comes to controlling your weight, and why they exist, you have a duty to try harder to overcome them for your own sake.

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Category 1: Simple Malnutrition

Recommended Supplement: Ginger, in any form

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

3. Take a ginger supplement:


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


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

Here is a simple recipe for GINGER CARROT SOUP 

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


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


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

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

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

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

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CATEGORIES: 6: Excess Toxicity, 2: Inflammation



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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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



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



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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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



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


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

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



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


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



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



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



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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 34: Morning Sickness and Other Nausea, where I tell you how to stop nausea.



Your support is greatly needed.


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




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CATEGORY: 3: Blockage


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The Difference Between Triglycerides And Cholesterol 

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


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

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


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

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

Nikki looking down at toy



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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Your support is greatly appreciated.


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


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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.


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


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



Your support is greatly appreciated.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


If simple malnutrition goes untreated long enough it can develop into inflammation, which grows out of a lack of foods high in antioxidants, and a failure to supplement your diet with Beta Carotene and other antioxidant supplements. Without enough antioxidants, free radicals grow exponentially. When free radicals reach a threshold of oxidation, also known as decay, it triggers the body’s defenses, which manifest as inflammation, and present with pain, swelling, tenderness, and redness. Once inflammation is present, you are susceptible to any number of infections and 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. Both infection and inflammation stem from exponential free radical growth.


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition


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

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

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

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

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A pregnant woman’s body is a biological factory, a product manufacturing site, and a distribution port for the human race. It takes in raw materials in the form of nutrition, breaks down the elements into a usable form, and shunts the majority of those resources to the design floor, the womb, where they are utilized in a combined production, resulting usually in a fairly decent product being shipped. Namely, you.

No matter how you were conceived, naturally or in a petri dish, you came to term inside one of these female factories, having grown and survived after conception on the nutrition that your mother consumed. You’ve heard the expression, “you are what you eat.” Well, in a very real sense, at birth you were what your mother ate. As there is no other way for you to get here, to this reality, it can be said that you—the body you inhabit—is literally, not figuratively, constructed from nutrition. Constructed from the same proteins, vitamins, minerals, herbs, plant extracts, and other concentrated food formulations that I recommend to heal your body and maintain wellness.


The premise for all my theories, the reason for my absolute promise to you that nutrition can heal any disease, is based on the fact that since vitamins created your body, it is logical to believe that the same nutrition can repair it. The particular genetic recipe for each of you is contained in your individual genes. But the instructions in the genetic code cannot be implemented without the addition of nutrition into the process. In other words, your genes need an energy source in order to activate and then construct your body based on your chromosomal blueprint. This energy source is none other than the food nutrition provided by your mother’s own choices and consumption patterns.

The genes you inherited turn off and on throughout your lifetime. This is one way that mama evolution keeps things interesting and ensures that you don’t pass on the same genetics to each offspring. This mix-it-up plan makes better usage of the gene pool from whence you sprang. That’s why your sister can look like dad while your brother looks just like dad’s granduncle, Ted. And you look like your mother’s great-grandaunt, Selendra, the financial investment wizard who died in 1929. Let’s say that you were lucky enough to inherit Selendra’s genes for math and financial projection. Meaning, you have within your genetics specific code for a future on Wall Street, and achieving financial stability in your youth.


But let’s also say that you were conceived in a time of ongoing crisis or famine, and that during your manufacturing process, your mother consumed only 27 percent of the proteins, 16 percent of the B complex components, and 31 percent of important minerals that are necessary to grow an optimal human brain. While the majority of her consumed nutrition was shunted to you in the uterus, some of it was kept and utilized by your mother so she could continue functioning. Call it overhead, like you’d spend to keep any factory functioning, say for gas, electric, and cleaning services. So the percentages of these important nutritional elements were even lower for you during gestation.

In this case, there will certainly be fewer nutrients than necessary to grow the cerebral area pertaining to mathematics. And suppose that the crisis or famine situation includes a toxic atmosphere, which causes rampant free radical growth in your mother’s factory. She is eating only 25 percent of the antioxidants she needs to control free radical activity. So, even though you have the genetics, you come to term without great-grandaunt Selendra’s math abilities due to a lack of nutrition, and already predisposed to free radical inflammation based conditions, like cancer, and multiple sclerosis.

This is certainly a worst case, but I am trying to make the point that nutrition counts at every single step in the process of growing, caring for, and keeping a human body well and free of disease. It especially counts during pregnancy when the new human is under construction, and later when it needs repair.


Pregnant women are notorious for their wild food fancies—from pickle and pomegranate casserole to peanut butter and popcorn sandwiches. But what they eat translates directly into sustenance for the growing fetus. It translates into bone and sinew, into blood vessel and brain matter, fingernails, faces, skin and hair. Every bit of you is constructed by nutrition.

Perhaps one day your mother woke up and unbeknownst to her, her factory was scheduled to produce ears and hearing for you that day. Maybe the production line needed a lot of extra potassium that day in order to get the hearing just right, so you would have perfect pitch. The factory foreman sent resource demands to her brain and your mother spent the next few days stuffing herself to exhaustion with guacamole and corn chips, buttered potatoes and lima beans, and pint after pint of fresh picked blueberries, all good sources of potassium. By the end of the week, the factory had moved on to eyes, and you had the perfect pitch of Yo-Yo Ma.

This transfer of nutrition happens minute by minute while you are in the factory, in the womb. Let’s say that while you were gestating, your mother ate as a snack one afternoon, a 16 ounce broiled sirloin, french fries, sautéed winter vegetables, and three whole wheat rolls with butter. She shared with you through the umbilical cord, a large portion of the nutrition she consumed at that meal.

From the steak you received, in addition to the calories—a lot of protein to help grow bone and tissue, iron and cobalamin (B12) to facilitate the flow of oxygen and to help regulate how your cells were differentiated, zinc to assist in brain cell formation, and B6 to produce hemoglobin and grow your nervous system.

From the vegetables you received, in addition to calories, protein, and fiber—an enormous assortment of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, C, K, E, thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), folic acid (B9), potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium, among other trace elements.

Each vegetable has these nutrients in varying amounts—e.g., a cup of dried seaweed has 1527 mg of potassium, while a cup of raw spinach has 167 mg. A cup of pumpkin has 12,230 IU of Vitamin A , while a medium baked potato has 17 IU. A cup of parsnips has 1.56 mg of Vitamin E, while fennel and mushroom have none. It’s important to eat a variety of vegetables because they work together to make up for what they each lack.

From the whole wheat hard rolls you received, in addition to calories, protein, and fiber—carbohydrates, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folic acid, magnesium, selenium, manganese, and important fats, plus other trace elements.

From the butter you received, fat and calories, which are also important in a growing fetus’s diet. You’ve heard the term “baby fat.” It is nature’s gift to a newborn, a nutritional reserve to live on in case there is crisis or famine when it is born.

And that’s just one meal. Think about all the nutrients Mom consumed while carrying you to term. All the raw materials by way of nutrition, that rolled into the factory and were used to make the body you’re parked in right now.


There is plenty of evidence to support agreement that the human body is constructed from nutrition. Once that is established, it’s not such a big leap to the conclusion that when that body gets sick, it makes sense to utilize the same elements to repair it that were used to create it in the first place.

Suppose you came outside one sunny morning, coffee cup in hand, and discovered that Roxanne had dug several holes in your lawn while looking for a lost bone. You love this lawn and repair it immediately with like material: seeds to grow new grass, or a patch of grass to cover the damage. You wouldn’t use cement, or carrots, or velvet, to repair the grass.

If your tire went flat you would repair it with a rubber patch because the tire is made of rubber. If you tore a hole in a denim shirt you would repair it with a cotton patch because the shirt is made of cotton. If an oil derrick arm broke down you would use steel to repair it because it is made from steel. If the sidewalk in front of your house cracked and needed repair, you would use cement because the sidewalk is made of cement. If the road in front of that sidewalk needed a repair, you would use asphalt because the road is made from asphalt. Et cetera.

I think you get the picture. Common sense tells us that when the human body breaks down, gets sick in any way, we should use nutrition to repair it because, say it with me now, “it is made from 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.


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