“Today we have more
information and knowledge about the cure and prevention of disease than ever
before in the history of mankind. The advancements that have been made in just
the last few years have given us new insights about the treatment and
prevention of virtually all illness and disease, making it safe to reach two
though just ten years ago we thought we knew the proper treatments of illness,
we now know just how little we knew back then.
these revolutionary breakthroughs in technology, virtually all illness and
disease should be wiped out in America within the next ten years. We are on the
verge of entering a phase where a person will never be sick. And if you do get
sick, your doctor will be able to cure you of your illness in a matter of days.
We have virtually reached the pinnacle of medical knowledge”.
calls for a drum roll, blaring trumpets and people dancing in the streets.
Unbelievable! We have reached the pinnacle of medical knowledge.
know all there is about the cure and prevention of disease. Holy s**t! In just
ten years, because of medical science, sickness will be eliminated in America.
Hallelujah, I’m going to be healed!
baby, not so fast. That speech was given in 1902.
we look back, we are amazed as to how little they knew. And down the road,
people will look back at us and laugh and say the same thing.
bottom line is that there are no medical facts. There are only medical
science has absolutely, 100% failed in the curing and prevention of illness,
sickness and disease.
more people than ever before get colds and flues, cancer, diabetes, heart
disease, constipation, chronic fatigue, asthma, insomnia, bad breath, acne,
depressed, infertility, allergies, etc.
people are visiting doctors than ever before, getting X-rays and diagnostic
tests, taking nonprescription and prescription drugs and more of them, and more
surgeries are performed than ever before.
is this telling us?
is telling us that standard medical science is failing! We are losing the war
on cancer, we spend over $2 trillion a year on health care, yet we are the
sickest nation on the planet. We are losers!
where are the winners?
drug companies and the healthcare companies are the winners.
profits of the drug companies are at an all-time high.
More people are on diets than ever before.
people take diet products than ever before.
more people are fatter than ever before. Not just fat, but obese.
we are the losers, yet there are winners here also.
The corporations that sell diet food, diet
pills and other weight-loss aids are making more money then ever before.
must understand a very important fact.
pharmaceutical companies and the big food industry companies are publicly traded
publicly traded, they have one objective: to increase profits. The only way
these companies can make more profits is to sell more product.
the drug companies have a vested interest in keeping you sick. By doing so,
they can sell more “product. The food companies, to increase profits and put
more money in the pockets of their executives, must sell more food. This means
that you must eat more food.
can this be achieved? Well, for one, the food needs to be cheaper.
is accomplished through genetic engineering, spraying chemical poisons all over
the foods so the crops won’t be damaged by disease or bugs or insects, and
loading them with chemicals to make them grow faster.
goal is to produce food less expensively and sell it at the highest possible
price in massive quantities.
how do they get you to consume more and more and more?
By putting chemicals in the food to create an
addiction, increase your appetite, and make the food cause you to gain weight.
and high fructose corn syrup are two such additives designed to accomplish
this. Of course, this will be denied. Just like the tobacco industry denied for
years the fact that they make cigarettes physically addicting.
yourself this: why do thin people come to America and gain weight even though
they do not eat ant differently than they did before?
food industry is so profit driven that it is lobbying against the national
campaign “eat less, exercise more”. They do not want you to eat less? The food
industry wants you fat and eating more food every year.
pharmaceutical industry does not want you to get well. They want you to stay
sick so you can buy more pills. Remember, it’s all about money! Your welfare is
who can you trust? The only person you can trust is you. You must reclaim your
health and take it out of the hands of the people that want you to eat more and
stay sick. You must make changes.
labels. If there is anything on the label you cannot pronounce, do not buy it.
If the label has sugar, or aspartame or high fructose corn syrup on it, do not
buy it. If the label lists preservatives or stabilizers, or artificial colors
or flavors on it, do not buy it. If produce is not organically grown, do not
buy it. Now that I have ruined shopping in supermarkets for you what do you do?
where those stores sell organically grown produce. Shop in natural food stores
where the bulk of the food is chemically free.
from your mind the concept of “fast food”. Slow down and take the time to
prepare your food fresh.
enough so you have leftovers for the next day. Start your day with a glass of
water to get your metabolism and cleansing going.
a big hearty breakfast. Oatmeal, with organically grown fruit, brown, red rice,
or quinoa with organically grown vegetables, or last night’s leftovers.
as long as it’s hearty and free of chemicals, preservatives, and sugars.
time each day to take a long walk. Eat no aspartame, artificial sweeteners, or
no diet foods or drink diet sodas.
away from fast food restaurants, eat no refined foods, only whole foods, eat no
white flour or white rice, eat organic apples or carrots as a snack, try to
eliminate dairy products from your diet or at least cut your consumption way
back, eat a salad every day and keep your salad dressings simple.
you have that “uncontrollable” urge to eat when you are not hungry, drink some
water, or take a bite of a carrot or apple or some fruit.
support groups like the Vegetarian Societies, read magazines like VegNews,
don’t be afraid to go through the looking glass and walk in the opposite
direction from everyone else.
you do these simple things, which may seem earth shattering to you at first,
you will look better, you will feel better, and you will be healthier.
your health back in your hands and out of the hands of those who only want your
money. There are people out there who truly care about you and sincerely desire
to help you without profit motivation.
you have a sincere desire to do these things for yourself, the Lord in your
heart, Who knows your true desires, will help you by putting you in contact
with those who have no ulterior motives except to help you, and will give you
the strength to persevere.
When I was a kid, if I were told that I'd be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would've thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30's.
Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.
After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a "plastic" community would be an understatement.
Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.
I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, " let's become vegetarians". I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, "okay"! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.
So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, "The Little Kitchen".
Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.
I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I'll elaborate on that in a minute.
But right now, back to "The Little Kitchen". Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.
The owner said to me, "Let's make a deal. You do our tax return and we'll feed you as well". So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.
But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, "Hawaii". Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called," Mr. Natural's". I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at "Mr. Natural's." To make a long story short, that's exactly what happened.
So, I'm working at "Mr. Natural's" and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle - it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka'anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.
Since I was the new guy, and didn't really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that's exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.
I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.
Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I'm asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn't thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, "You expected anything less"? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, 'enchilada's at "Natural's" tonight'. I never had to cook anything else.
A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That's when they found out I was an accountant and "Down to Earth" was born. "Down to Earth" became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.
In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD's that would call in asking for my credentials.
My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.
I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii's premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn't refuse. She said," If you want to be with me you've got to stop working on naked women". So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.
Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a "chicken" or "egg" or "fish" or "pig" or "cow" was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.
The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.
Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.
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