Turn away from Rx drugs


We live in a world where corporate profit is more important than consumer health. Because our diets, for the most part suck, we turn to Rx drugs for health and survival. Before getting into why Rx drugs? let’s talk a walk on the wild side.

It’s a Friday or Saturday night, nothing going on, so you decide to take in a flick. You get to the theater, buy your ticket and decide to get some munchies so you can enjoy the movie better. What are your options?

You might be able to get some Nachos replete with 800 calories and about 40 to 50 grams of fat. What’s the problem in getting way more than half the recommended total fat for one day? Then, Nachos have even more sodium than popcorn and at least 45% of the daily limit.

You could also opt for Pretzels, which exceed by far the daily limit of sodium as well and are nothing more than white flour flavored by salt.

Last but not least you settle for the old standby, buttered popcorn and a large or jumbo soda. It does a body good to wash all that other stuff down with 96 to 174 grams of sugar, or about 24 to 44 teaspoons of the sweet white stuff and anywhere from 384 to 696 calories.

Bear in mind that is but one day out of the week. And yet, on a daily basis we might be subjected to taking any or all of the following to combat something, while not really caring about the side effects. So, lets put it all into perspective.

Advair is taken for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is a fancy way of saying you have trouble breathing. But do you even stop to consider the side effects of your asthma getting worse, your adrenal function worsening, your bone density lessening, your immune system getting weaker, or slowing the growth in your kids?

Chantix is taken for trying to quit your smoking habit. But did you know that it causes strange or really vivid dreams, increases your risk of heart problems, increases your hostility, makes you more agitated, creates depression and induces suicidal thoughts?

Cialis and Viagra are taken for erectile dysfunction. But do you really need the increased back pain, muscle aches, sudden decrease or loss of hearing or the fact that your private part might be standing at attention for four hours or more? When that happens you might be frowned upon in a crowded bus or subway.

Cymbalta is used for relieving depression or taking too much Chantix, generalized anxiety disorder, chronic osteoarthritis or lower-back pain, fibromyalgia or diabetic neuropathic pain. Betcha can’t wait for the dizziness, liver problems, low blood pressure and fainting, problems with peeing, higher blood pressure leading to stroke or suicidal thoughts in young people.

Humira addresses rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis but brings about severe fungal infections, tuberculosis and cancer.
Lipitor will lower your cholesterol and give you the joys of muscle pain or weakness, liver damage, kidney problems and/or kidney failure.

Lovaza will lower your triglycerides but cause you to burp more, change your sense of taste and increase your LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Lyrica is used for fibromyalgia; in case the Cymbalta didn’t work, and address nerve pain due to diabetes or shingles. So what if you put on weight, see your hands and feet swell up, start having severe allergic reactions, and the ever-popular suicidal thoughts or actions?

Reclast is the answer to osteoporosis. But it’s a trade-off. Get rid of the osteoporosis but welcome mental confusion, blurred vision and trouble emptying your bladder.

Seroquel XR is the solution to schizophrenia, bipolar depression and treatment-resistant depression. But, then again, why would you care if you rapidly gain weight, see your blood sugar and cholesterol climb making you a candidate for stroke or heart attack, a higher death risk if you are older with dementia, or you are young and can’t wait for those suicidal thought to inundate your mind?

Toviaz is the answer to an overactive bladder. I guess it’s better to have your bladder behave normally and worry about having severe kidney problems, loss of bone in your jaw, and extreme pain in the bones, joints or muscles later.

Uloric treats gout. Yea, I can now walk pain free but what do I do about my new liver problems, my endless joint pains and rashes springing up all over my body?

So, the next time you watch a TV commercial for Rx drugs whether it’s the now happy lady going to the party, or the couple happily awaiting that blissful sex-filled moment, or that no longer depressed woman going on the boat with her friends, pay close attention to the soft background voice gently and rapidly spewing out the negative side effects. It could save your life.

Oh yeah, just about all those bodily symptoms depicted above can be relieved by adopting an organic vegan diet, free from GMOs, processed foods, diet anything (aspartame, neotame or splenda) and MSG or its euphemisms – autolyzed yeast, yeast extract, and anything hydrolyzed, modified or textureized.



Hesh Goldstein
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.

For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com.