Today the US is facing an epidemic of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, Alzheimer's and high blood pressure. Most doctors waste their time treating exacerbations of these chronic illnesses over and over again in the same patient. In fact the book, "House of God" by Samuel Shem (Stephen Bergman) gave an all too accurate satirical description of modern medicine. The frustrating thing is that in all that time since 1978, not much has changed. The challenge is for doctors to think about why all the sea stars have washed up on the shore instead of being satisfied with throwing a few back in the ocean.
FOOD AND WATER
Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil: This process which turns vegetable oil into shortening (Crisco), produces 50% Trans-Fats which lead to atherosclerosis and heart disease. Heart Attacks were rare before 1900 when Proctor & Gamble invented Crisco and only recently sold the business.
High Fructose Corn Syrup: Research proves a diet high in fructose leads to obesity and adult onset diabetes.
Brominated Vegetable Oil: neurotoxic potentially causing psychiatric disorders.
Aspartame: broken down by the body to form formate and methanol which over time can cause macular degeneration.
Tyramine: this is a consequence of aging, processing, pickling, and drying food. Hard cheese, wine, liquor, pickles, raisins, sausage, bacon, pepperoni, and lunch meat contain the highest levels of tyramine which trigger migraines, elevated blood pressure, strokes by releasing high levels of serotonin, dopamine, and nor-epinephrine. Over the long term consumers become serotonin deficient and become chronically depressed.
Bisphenol A: main ingredient in plastic bottles leaches out into the water or soda and has numerous negative endocrine effects because of its ability to mimic hormones like estrogen.
Fluoride: Does not prevent tooth decay, but instead causes ADHD and learning disorders in children and apathy in adults. ProFUME is a fluorinated insecticide sprayed on tea plants and sprayed in packaging and processing plants resulting in super high levels of fluoride in tea, powdered eggs, and non-dairy creamer.
MSG: broken down by the body to form formate and methanol which over time can cause macular degeneration.
Permethrin: produced by genetically modified Corn, is supposed to be an insectacide but in small quantities stimulates insect breeding. Consequently, throat mites populations in honey bees have exploded. The mites carry a fungus which carries a virus which is killing the queen resulting in the source of the colony collapse syndrome. Monarch Butterflies and fireflies may also be affected. In addition, this is being used instead of DDT for mosquito and malaria control. Unfortunately, Permethrin is not as near as effective and also inhibits male hormone production which has resulted in a record drop in sperm counts globally.
Aluminum: Confused with the safer tin foil. Aluminum cooking bots and aluminum used in womens antiperspirant mimics estrogen and can lead to a higher risk of breast CA.
Statins: Inhibit HMGCo-A which inhibits cholesterol synthesis which leads to low sex steroid levels, low cortisol, and low vitamin D levels. These low levels lead to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Prozac: Proven it is no better than placebo for depression and instead induces suicidal ideation. New studies in shrimp populations also demonstrate increased suicidal behavior.
Accutane: Leads to suicidal ideation.
Squalene Adjuvant: A middle step in Cholesterol synthesis after HMG-CoA. By placing this in the H1N 1 vaccine and Anthrax vaccine, victims who develop the anti-squalene antibody are cholesterol deficient. This is thought to be the cause of the mysterious "Gulf War Syndrom."
Thimerosal: Mercury in vaccines may be linked to autism. New research suggests that autism may also be a consequence of cholesterol deficiency.
sv40 (simian virus): cancer causing virus that contaminated Merck polio vaccines. Some believe sv40 is transmitted vertically to children of parents who were vaccinated. Dr. Maurice Hilleman confesses in interview Merck's and his knowledge that the vaccines were contaminated.
PCV1 (porcine cirovirus 1): cancer causing virus that contaminates current GlaxoSmithKline Rotarix vaccine for Rotovirus.
Lithium: now proposed to be added to water to reduce suicide rates.
Neuropsychiatric Vaccines: Dr. Sapolsky at Stanford is using genetically modified Herpes Virus to infect brain tissue and permanently alter brain chemistry and levels of neurotransmitters and stress hormones.