a reply to: seasonal
When I was in Pre-med back in the early seventies, there was a lecture about the economics of being a doctor. It was a course that had a different
name but the instructor described the course as such in his initial presentation.
He said most people need doctors because they are not eating the right food so don't feel guilty about charging them when they come in because they
are sick. He blamed the illness on the patient.
From years of research I am finding that his statement is correct. Nobody can eat everything, evolution is very important in how our bodies
synthesize foods. Not all of us can eat the same foods, if we do try eventually we will get sick. Then new Fad Nutrition is making some people
better but is making many people more sickly. The phrase "just think how bad you would feel if you hadn't altered your diet or taken this med" is
most often a fallacy. Side effects from meds and even dietary changes are common. It takes generations of gradual change to change our bodies
ability to eat new foods. Nutrition "experts" are making a lot of people sick.
I can't eat a lot of nitrogen foods even though I like green veggies. Now, I have been told by a lot of people to start eating more, it is good for
me. That is a fallacy. I have also been told to eat foods to build my immune system so I won't get sick. I already have autoimmune issues in my
genetics and I rarely get sick, why would I want to build my immune system.
To build my immune system by eating foods that do that would shortly mean I would need medications to stop autoimmune issues. I have tried some
supplements and foods that boost immune function with horrible results. I also have taken meds that as a side issue actually suppress the immune
system in various ways. That took research to uncover, the doctors and pamphlet did not tell you the meds did that. I found it by studying the
medicine and the inert ingredients of the medicine. Inert is not inert, most of the fillers have some effect on the body. The medicines actually
suppress immune response sometimes to keep you from going cytokine and sometimes they block our immune response to the med itself. It is in their
design. So some meds increase your chance of getting infections both viral and microbial. Some food additives considered safe also do that. Food
colorings, both natural and chemical do have properties that medicines have.
So remember, the reason we may need medicines is because we did not pay attention to the concerns of our grandparents and each generation is BSed a
little more to trust in GRAS when in fact, GRAS is just a general recognization of safe for the MAJORITY of people. Fifty one percent is a
They knew this back in the seventies when I was in Medical training, nothing has changed. It is the fault of the patient for believing half baked
truths and misconceptions. Go talk to your grandparents and ask how their parents and grandparents ate, then try to comprehend that the FDA is tied
to medical and Pharmaceutical science. Fad Nutrition is making us sick. We cannot just start altering food chemistry to extensive amounts, the
enzymes we make vary from person to person.
A lot of medicine knowledge goes back thousands of years, the Pharmaceutical industry has just figured a way to make it expensive and make us ignorant
of listening to our ancestors concerns.