Minerals, vitamins, essential fats, saturated fat
-Vitamin Cand scurvy -
Many sailors died of scurvy in the 1700s, simply because of a deficiency of
-Niacin (B3) and pellagra -From the 1700s until early
1900s many thousands died with a disease called pellagra, which induced "the
four D's": diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and death. Not until the 1930’s was
pellagra determined to be nothing more than a lack of niacin (vitamin B3).
-Thiamine (B1) and beriberi
–More than 100
years ago, brown rice was replaced in some East Asian countries with
machine-polished white rice because it keeps better. This initiated an epidemic
of a disease called beriberi, which killed and crippled thousands. Dry
beriberi causes muscles to waste and partial paralysis, and wet beriberi causes
heart failure and weakening of the capillary walls, which causes the peripheral
tissues to swell with fluid.
In the 1930’s, it was discovered that the main cause of beriberi was that a
major source of thiamine had been discarded in the husk.
♦Today, people in wealthy nations have a
woefully deficient intake of certain necessary nutrients
-Omega-3 - largely as a
consequence of eating meat from non-grass-fed animals, farmed fish and
-Possiblysulfur – several
factors are now contributing to lower sulfate intake – efficient farming methods
have caused sulfur content in soils to be depleted (E.g. phosphate-rich
fertilizer interferes with sulfate absorption), drinking soft water eliminates a
significant source of sulfur as do typical diets high in grains. A sulfur
deficiency often leads to pain and inflammation associated with various muscle
and skeletal disorders.
-Reduced-fat foods – other than damaged fat in
polyunsaturated oils that are refined or used for frying, fat is in fact,
NOT the commonly maligned culprit being
blamed for today’s health problems. Rather we need more fat – but just the
√From natural animal fat sources -
meat, fish and dairy products from
livestock that have eaten a chemical-free, traditional diet, in a wholesome,
outside environment without hormonal injections E.g. not cooped up in
Concentrated Animal Farming Operations (CAFOs)
√Also, use only the most heat-resilient oils for
frying – i.e.
Expeller-pressed coconut oil (has no coconut flavor) or
not the polyunsaturated oils, such ascorn oil, sunflower oil, or soybean oil,
and not even the monounsaturated oils, such as olive oil and
√Wheat - E.g. due to
allergy or the effect of newer hybrid species
√Artificial Sweeteners –
E.g. Aspartame, sucralose
√Harmful household/gardening chemicals
carpet chemicals, chemically scented (not using essential oils) air fresheners /
√GM foods / Nano particles
(in food additives/cosmetics)
√Unnatural/harmful energy fields
E.g. from the grid or use of cell phones
need to eliminate /detoxify something from the body?
√Toxins – E.g.
lead, mercury, harmful chemicals from the “cides”
(such as pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides)
bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa;
√Past resentments/emotional trauma -
current unhealthy emotional issues (such as
chronic anger, jealousy, inappropriate fear).
previous damage /surgery preventing healing?
♦Old scars, missing body parts:
√Removal of gallbladder reduces the
efficiency of processing fats
√Tonsils and appendix
are active constituents of the immune
system, and are “missed” when removed -The appendix has recently been found to
be a safe haven for natural flora during pathogenic infection;
√Having a section of intestine removed interferes
with the digestive process – also, old scars
can cause blockages.
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