Cultured Red Cabbage and Apples

Cultured Red Cabbage and Apples

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

WHY ARE PRESENT GENERATIONS SO SICKLY?

I used to think that my chronic ill health was based solely on the fact that I had been bitten by a tick and was maliciously attacked :-)....by several microbes harbored by that tick....and that I didn't have any choice or input into this matter. It was all out of my control. I then began to blame all of my problems on Lyme disease.

I don't want to sound like I am blaming the victim because I now believe we are all victims (to different degrees) of a modern processed diet and altered genetics, due to several generations of the deteriorating quality of our food supply. The depleted soil,pesticides, chemical fertilizers, food processing and our food choices all play a role. Refined carbohydrates are one of the main culprits. Along the way we have been given much false nutritional advice by the large food corporations.These corporations often influence or are partially merged with such organizations as the American Dietetic Association and offer us advice which will increase their profits.
I have a vegetable garden and am still learning how to make the soil as fertile as possible, in order to raise healthy disease resistant plants.The better the soil, the healthier the plants are.Strong robust plants  (vegetables) then pass on their state of health to us. 

Its the same idea with the meat we consume. If the animals are fed their natural diets, they will resist disease, be healthy, and confer their health to us.It's when they are fed unnatural diets (for example, cows being fed grain instead of their native diet of grass and other forage) that they become susceptible to disease and need the antibiotics.

I think we are probably at a point now where diet alone will not totally reverse this generation's problems but I feel that while we are looking for artificial means to partially regain or maintain our health(drugs), that at the same time we need to be fervently addressing the underlying issues. If we don't, man's survival will be at stake. Here is a summary Of Francis Pottenger's cat study from Wikepedia. It sounds like exactly what is happening to modern man. I don't advocate an all raw diet. Some foods provide more nutrients when cooked and some foods lose specific antinutrient or toxic qualities when cooked. However, we do need to eat more raw foods and to eliminate as many processed foods as possible.....especially all forms of refined carbohydrates and refined vegetable oils.


Pottenger's cats

"Pottenger used donated laboratory cats to test the potency of the adrenal extract hormones he was making. The adrenal glands of these cats were removed for the experiments and Pottenger noted that most of the cats died during or followng the operation. He was feeding the cats a supposedly nutritive diet consisting of raw milk, cod liver oil and cooked meat scraps of liver, tripe, sweetbread, brains, heart and muscle.

When the number of donated cats exceeded the supply of food available, Pottenger began ordering raw meat scraps from a local meat packing plant, including organs, meat, and bone; and fed a separate group of cats from this supply. Within months this separate group appeared in better health than the cooked meat group. Their kittens were more energetic and, most interestingly, their post-operative death rate was lower.

At a certain point, he decided to begin a controlled scientific study. Pottenger conducted studies involving approximately 900 cats over a period of ten years, with three generations of cats being studied.

Meat study

"In one study, one group of cats was fed a diet of two-thirds raw meat, one-third raw milk, and cod-liver oil while the second group was fed a diet of two-thirds cooked meat, one-third raw milk, and cod-liver oil. The cats fed the all-raw diet were healthy while the cats fed the cooked meat diet developed various health problems.

By the end of the first generation the cats started to develop degenerative diseases and became quite lazy.

By the end of the second generation, the cats had developed degenerative diseases by mid-life and started losing their coordination.

By the end of the third generation the cats had developed degenerative diseases very early in life and some were born blind and weak and had a much shorter life span. Many of the third generation cats couldn't even produce offspring. There was an abundance of parasites and vermin while skin diseases and allergies increased from an incidence of five percent in normal cats to over 90 percent in the third generation of deficient cats. Kittens of the third generation did not survive six months. Bones became soft and pliable and the cats suffered from adverse personality changes. Males became docile while females became more aggressive.                                                                                                                                

The cats suffered from most of the degenerative diseases encountered in human medicine and died out totally by the fourth generation.


At the time of Pottenger's Study the amino acid taurine had been discovered but had not yet been identified as an essential amino acid for Cats. Today many cats thrive on a cooked meat diet where taurine has been added after cooking. The deficient diets lacked sufficient taurine to allow the cats to properly form protein structures and resulted in the health effects observed. Pottenger himself concluded that there was likely an "as yet unknown" protein factor that may have been heat sensitive.

                                                
Milk Study
In another study, dubbed the "Milk Study," the cats were fed 2/3 milk and 1/3 meat. All groups were fed raw meat with different groups getting raw, pasteurized, evaporated, sweetened condensed or raw metabolized vitamin D milk. The cats on raw milk were the healthiest while the rest exhibited varying degrees of health problems similar to the previous cooked meat study.

This particular Pottenger cat study has been cited by advocates of raw milk as evidence that it is likely healthier for humans than pasteurized milk."

The link below talks a bit about Bechamp and his theory of....its not the microbe that is the main problem but its the terrain of the body which determines health or disease.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_B%C3%A9champ

Once again....we have gotten ourselves into such a weakened state that in many cases diet alone will probably not save us. I believe we at least temporarily may need certain drugs to "get us through" this degenerative challenge until we can remedy the underlying causes of our ill health.When drugs are used we are only applying a bandaid to the situation, while our bodies continue to suffer and deteriorate from lack of proper fuel.

www.ppnf.org  more nutritional info

HERBS FOR LYME and GENERAL HEALTH
http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?af=1097153

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/cgi-bin/Main.pl?AID=111632&BID=30

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