This post was originally a note to my medically inspired daughters and mother of my grandchildren and loves of my life:
The art of medicine has now been overcome with the snake oil salesmen of the early twentieth century taking over the industry through manipulation of published papers, lobbying efforts in congress to make obscene regulations, manipulation of all the government authorities under HHS, and egregious greed. This has become apparent by looking at the fact that we spend 2.4 trillion on health care and 1.5 trillion on food. A complete reversal of how health should be considered. We spend twice as much per capita for health care as other industrialize countries in the world thus totally upsetting the ratio of food to health care. In the words of Dr. Randy Jirtle, an extraordinary pioneer in epigentics and genomics imprinting in his work at Duke University, “Food is medicine.”
Medicine has gone out of it way to diminish the effects of nutrients on our health for the sole reason of maintaining a large medical economy to enrich the pockets of the greedy. The only way that this large segment of the economy can be maintained is to have a large unhealthy population. We have the best medical system in the world when it comes to acute illness. When it comes to chronic disease, we rank about fifty in the world’s health care systems. The manipulation of medicine and food is atrocious. We continually wonder and worry about why the rate of chronic disease continues to rise and the health of our children degrades. GMO foods, the use of sugar and other compounds to drive our appetites, and drugs instead of nutrition have lead us down a road of much pain in our society.
There are many nutrients you must be concern about for the health of your families and the success of your medical practices. The most important are (not in order of significance): Vitamin A – not beta-carotene, vitamin D3, vitamin C, magnesium, iodine, sulfate. Understanding how these nutrients interact with the nutrients from our diet is important as well.
I believe that the onslaught of disease in our children, in particular mental degradation with ADD, ADHD, and autism, is cause not by any one nutrient deficiency, but the combination of deficiencies. If we consider autism, I believe this is a response to the reduction of vitamin D3, iodine, magnesium, and sulfate. With iodine being the leading cause of mental retardation according to WHO, it is a must that you and your children get enough. Iodine does not act alone. It is in combination with vitamin D3, vitamin A, and iodine that cellular differentiation works at the optimum levels.
Your grandfather and grandmother assured that we got enough of these nutrients in eating liver, consuming cod liver oil, spending time in the sun, and sulfured black strap molasses(loaded with minerals as the grass is cooked down). This practice has fallen out of favor as being just ‘old wives tales.’ It is very difficult in today’s world with its peer pressure to reach a reasonable compliance in these nutrients. You are very creative women and I know that you will develop your own procedures to reach a nutritionally rich diet for your families. Disease in our family can be traced directly to your grandmother’s concern for over exposure of her children to the sun.
I appreciate in how you women have developed your love of God, your success with beautiful families, and success in your medical practices. Live your life in pursuit of love, joy, and peace and all of your desires will be met. The light, the truth, and the way of God will find you.
Love, Dad -Pandemic Survivor
Here are a few more related item of interest
1) Why people take supplements -from JAMA: note that Omega-3 rates rather high (correctly)
2) Iron deficiency anemia reduces the ability of the body to use vitamin D
This is fairly common in women in the US, and extremely common in developing countries
3) Why a balanced diet is no longer enough.
Far fewer nutrients in food recently
4) Overview of importance of Vitamin D for women – across their entire lifespan
Thanks for sharing this. It seems that people are focused on insurance and magic pills which can do more harm than good. I don’t know what it will take to get everyone to wake up.