The Veggie Butcher & President Clinton

Have you seen President Clinton lately?

“Honey, we shrank the President!”

He dropped 24 lbs and looks fabulous. He says he weighs the same now, as he did in high school. How many of us can say that?!

I hear he did it for two big reasons: his daughter Chelsea’s wedding and his continually clogged-up arteries.

Read on for the “rest of the story”…

Chelsea Clinton is vegan and has been pleading with her father to change his “Bubba Diet” for years to no avail. But with her wedding coming up, she laid down the law and instructed her father to slim down for the big event.

Clinton himself knew he had to do something, as his arteries kept clogging up. Last winter he needed to have a stent replaced after having quadruple bypass surgery in 2004. His life was being threatened by the spare ribs and highly saturated southern food he’d eaten all his life.

After his days as Governor of Arkansas and President of the United States, Clinton is a voracious reader and a fast study of information and reports. He devoured every bit of information on vegetarian diets and unclogging arteries. (And he learned about what we’ve been preaching in our newsletters for years!)

“I did it because after I had this stent put in, I realized that even though it happens quite often, that after bypass surgery you lose the veins because they’re thinner and weaker than arteries, the truth is that it clogged up, which means that the cholesterol was still causing buildup in my vein that was part of my bypass.

I didn’t want it to happen again. So I did all this research and it says that 82% of the people since 1986 who have gone on a plant-based, no dairy, no meat of any kind — I eat very little fish — 82% of the people who have done that have begun to heal themselves. Their arterial blockage cleans up, the calcium deposit around their heart breaks up.

Recently, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer sat down with President Clinton and asked him, “How did you lose so much weight?”

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Vitamin D-3 "Frightens" Cancer Cells to Death

BREAKING NEWS: Increased dietary intakes of Vitamin D3 could prevent the cancer-causing effects of obesity by 42 percent, according to a just-released research study.

Source: Cancer Prevention Research

That’s right, 42%!

Even 10% is considered a giant step in fighting cancer. No chemotherapy drug or radiation therapy can deliver a 42% success rate. And vitamin D-3 is just pennies a day, not the horrendous $40,000 a month costs of chemo and radiation.

Vitamin D continues to amaze researchers (but not us, as we have been promoting it from the rooftops for over 12 years.)

This latest research is just stunning in what was discovered – that vitamin D triggered the body of obese female lab mice to stop producing a key cancer fuel called “osteopontin” which the cancer needs to keep burning, much like wood to fire. And at the same time, it super-activated the body’s production of a compound called “E-Cadherin” which literally terrifies cancer and stops it from spreading or metastasizing.

This is an extraordinary “dual action” where vitamin D “puts out” the fuel needed for the cancer to stay alive and then literally “freezes” it from spreading, thus causing the cancer to self-destruct (cellular apoptosis in medical speak.)

Yet again another piece of research confirms the profound power of Vitamin D3 against the Big C (cancer). We are winning the fight – without drugs or radiation!

Read the full study release here: Vitamin D3 may protect against endometrial cancer: Study

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The HIGH Cost of CHEAP Food

Do you remember the egg recall last month where two “factory farms” in Iowa were forced to recall over one-half a billion eggs contaminated with salmonella? (Yes, that’s Billion!)

Well, just a few days ago I received an email from Gianni Stefanini, Owner of Apollo Olive Oil in northern California (they have the best organic olive oil – visit their website) and I just had to share it with you.

His email hits on so much of what I believe in as the root cause of all diseases impacting Americans today and why our message of “Body as Doctor” and that the food we eat is so vitally important – not only in the recovery of any illness or disease, but in preventing illness and dis-ease in the first place!

When Something is Not Good – It is Always Too Expensive

The recent outbreak of salmonella poisoning that caused 500 million eggs to be recalled has people wondering about the integrity of our food supply.

In fact, this catastrophe is merely the latest in a string of huge recalls. Just this June, 28 million boxes of cereal were recalled by Kellogg’s; in early 2008, 143 million pounds of beef were recalled by a California company; and in 2006, more than ten million portions of salad were withdrawn from the market.

There are two excellent resources that reveal the truth about why these outbreaks occur.

The movie, Food Inc., and the book, Animal Factory, document the harmful effect of modern practices in two key areas: price and safety.

While many are vaguely aware of the dangers of factory farming few know the details that will cost our society so dearly.

(Dr. G’s comment: If you have not yet watched the movie Food, Inc., I strongly urge you to do so – and do it with your entire family.)
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“Homocysteine” – Is this what really causes Alzheimer’s?

A recent survey found that a staggering 92% of people said they had “senior moments” every day.  Do you constantly “misplace” your car keys? Or get up and walk into another room, only to forget what you came there for?

I always tell people that “B” Vitamins are called “B for Brain”. Every action of the brain needs lots and lots of B vitamins, every single day. Yet, these are practically non-existent in the Standard American Diet (SAD). No wonder its called SAD; unhappiness, anger tantrums and depression are the first signs of vitamin B deficiency in the brain.

But lack of B vitamins can lead to something far worse. Alzheimer’s, the unknown disease just a few years ago now seems to strike every single family with devastating effect.

My own family has been “struck” by Alzheimer’s. My dear old Auntie Gladys, was reduced to a life of a zombie, living in a constant fog, not recognizing any of us towards her untimely death a few years ago.

But good news is here! Mother Nature, as always, has an answer!

“Homocysteine” – Is this what causes Alzheimer’s?

The next time you get a cholesterol check up, ask for – NO, DEMAND – a “Homocysteine” check as well. Most doctors won’t tell you to get one because there is no kickback of big buck$ from drug companies, as there is no drug for treating homocysteine.

Homocysteine occurs naturally in the bloodstream and comes from an amino acid called “methionine”, which is present in all animal and vegetable protein. As part of the digestive process, methionine is broken down into homocysteine. As long as certain helper nutrients are present (like vitamin B6) homocysteine subsequently converts back into one of two harmless amino acids.

Guess what?

The typical American diet is chronically low in vitamin B6 and nowhere near the amount needed to protect the body. Just last week we introduced a new study out of Oxford University suggesting high doses of B vitamins (B6, B12, Folate) may HALVE THE RATE of brain shrinkage in older people experiencing some of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to read the full article.

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Vitamin B "puts off" Alzheimer's

Next to “Cancer”, the most frightening word in everyday language is “Alzheimer’s”. It strikes without warning and finding a “cure” is next to impossible, researchers say.

But just yesterday, groundbreaking news hit my desk from England about an in-depth study that shows dramatic hope to “put off” Alzheimer’s and maybe totally beat it.

Illustration by Stacy Janis
Source: Alzheimer's Association

A new trial suggests high doses of B vitamins may HALVE THE RATE of brain shrinkage in older people experiencing some of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Brain shrinkage is one of the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment, which often leads to dementia. Here’s some quick facts on brain shrinkage:

  • The average brain shrinks at a rate of 0.5% a year after the age of 60.
  • The brains of those with mild cognitive impairment shrink twice as fast. (1.0%)
  • Alzheimer’s patients have brain shrinkage of 2.5% a year.

If we can find a way to slow the rate of brain shrinkage, this could be the first step towards finding a way to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s, researchers believe.

The study, published in the journal Public Library of Science One from Oxford University included members from several departments within the University, including members from the Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing (OPTIMA), looked at 168 elderly people experiencing levels of mental decline known as mild cognitive impairment. This condition, marked by mild memory lapses and language problems, is beyond what can be explained by normal aging and can be a precursor to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

In the trial study, one-half of the volunteers were given a daily tablet containing the B vitamins Folate, B6 and B12 at levels well above the recommended daily amount. The other half were given a placebo. After two years, the rate at which their brains had shrunk was measured.

The clinical trial found that on average, in those taking vitamin supplements, brain shrinkage slowed by 30%. In some cases it slowed by more than 50%, making their brain atrophy about the same as people without cognitive impairment.

Did you catch that? Up to 50% improvement! This is significant by any measurement.

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