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The Sick Generation; The bug invasion.
Winter has just finished and we are looking forward to some spring warmth. We have had our usual annual flu and cold season. Spring is often when people get more infections, probably because they have had less sunshine, eaten less summer salad vegs (then again it seems all too few people eat any salad at any time of the year), if at all and drank far less water during winter and the body reserves are just about depleted. There is the extra stress that cold weather puts on people with less sunshine to kill the bugs in our environment in winter. Every year we have a different strain of flu that didn’t exist the year before and is worse than the last one. The latest Flu bug seems especially potent staying with people for weeks. According to Pyrah Insurance group, 40 cases of cancer are diagnosed, on average every hour, equating to 350,000 cases every year in Australia. Why are we so sick? As always we need to get back to some basics.
According to James Cook University the Australian consumption of refined sugar (sucrose) from 1900 to 1980 remained around 55kg per person, i.e. every man women and child, per year putting us amongst the to 10 highest sugar consumers in the world. That’s amounts to about 30 teaspoons a day. In the early 80s sugar consumption apparently started to decline, so the QLD sugar board supported by CSR mounted a $20million campaign using the slogan “sugar is a natural part of life”. Well it seems that colds, increasingly more virulent strains of the flu, and cancer have become a “natural part of life”! What is our defence against any from of disease? Yes the Immune system, one of God’s gifts to the human race. Do you want to preserve it or paralyse it? The amazing thing is every day every man women and child in Australia consumes on an average, 30 teaspoon of a substance that does just that. I don’t eat any, and quite a few people I know don’t either so some people must be consuming an unbelievably large amount.
Yes sugar paralysis the immune system. Suppose we design an experiment. We randomly select a group of people and divide them into two groups. The control group is given nothing but water and the other group 25g of sugar in the same amount of water for 3 days. Food consumption is identical. Live blood tests are taken before, and every 30 mins for 3 hours, then every 12 hours. What do you think would happen to the white blood cells (immune cells)? Something similar has been done, but in a less formal fashion. The results has found that after the consumption of even 1 teaspoon (5g) of sugar the white blood cells stopped moving, and were less active. It was found that it took 3 days for the immune system to fully recover. Live blood analysis shows not only how well white blood cells move, and how many there are, but how active they by the presence and movement of substances inside the cells themselves. Why does sugar have such a disastrous result? What is refined sugar? Sucrose, that’s it! No, minerals, no vitamins, no amino acids, no fats, that’s it. You may say, doesn’t sugar give you energy? The body uses glucose to produce energy, and sucrose consists of two molecules of glucose connected together. It needs vitamins, minerals and amino acids to make the enzymes produce energy to separate them to form glucose. Where do these nutrients come from? It comes from other body’s reserves. That is why researchers have called sugar an anti-nutrient. Some researchers are saying that if it was evaluated as a health food it would fail the basic requirements and be classifed as an anti-nutrient and banned.
Surveys taken at schools have shocked researchers who found that the average child doesn’t eat a proper meal. The average Australian child consumes mostly simple carbohydrates (sugars), too much animal protein and too much fat. Most do not eat any fruit or vegetables, except for potatoes which are destroyed by making chip and crisps.
What is the result? A number of years ago the average child visited the doctor twice a year (I have not visited one in about 10 of 15 years); now they average frequency of visit is twice a month!
Were do the germs come from?
This will likely to surprise you. Operating theatres are apparently the worst areas for germs. Why? They are scrubbed and sterilized with the most stringent procedures. The WHO carried out testing and found that when a surgeon opens up a person an immense volume of germs come flooding out. Most people are so full of pathogens!
This brings us to something that should be one of the most basic routine procedures in our daily life in modern society, hygiene. Just be honest and check on yourself and quietly observe others. How many people wash their hand after going to the toilet, before eating, after touching animals etc? How many times have you seen a child often with a cold, sucking on a supermarket trolley? We push the trolley, go out side and have lunch from some take away selling “anti-nutrients” without even thinking of washing our hands. In the meanwhile we have touched our mouth, or taken a lollie or piece of chewing gum (more anti-nutrients to make certain the bug we are putting in our mouth doesn’t have much opposition) in our hands and put it into our mouth. How many busy mothers wash their hands every time they change their baby?
Stress and chemicals.
That brings us to another aspect. Stress from our busy lifestyle requires the body’s use an immense amount of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to deal with the situation. We are already in deficit from the anti-nutrients we eat. Not only sugar, but white flour or any form of processed food. This is why people that have faith and trust in God such that they can truly rest inside, cope much better with disease than those that don’t. Chemicals in our food and environment produce the same nutrient drain on our body to detoxify them.
Waste products from “bugs”.
Waste products from pathogens are sited by Professor Costantini in his series of books, “the fungal biotics” as a greater cause of problems then the actual pathogen that produced them. According to this researcher the brown ring in the flesh of an apple that you sometimes see when it is cut (not the brown oxidisation seen when it is left) can potentially cause degenerative diseases including cancer. The same goes for the black spot on mangos, papaw or bananas which are fungal growth on the skin that can penetrate the whole of the fruit.
I have heard it said that if you are too hygienic your immune system will not have anything to do and will not build an immunity to the bugs. If you have every looked through a microscope as I often do and seen an immune cell trying desperately to a attack a fungal ball 10 times it’s own size, you would not say the immune system doesn’t have anything to do! Our immune systems have more than enough opportunity to build an immunity if they are able to get enough nutrition and are not overwhelmed.
What can we do?
1. Don’t eat sugar and other refined foods. The taste bud will adapt. Use natural sugars, plenty of fresh fruit and vegs. Keep animal products to a minimum if at all. Replace your fats with extra cold pressed virgin olive and coconut oil.
2. Be conscience of your hygiene.
3. Get to bed early and have at least 8 hours sleep every night. The body heals during the hours before midnight. Melatonin is produced mainly during these hours. One hour before midnight is worth 2 hours after.
4. Drink at least 2 litres of pure water every day (with out anything in it)
5. Keep the bowels working well three times a day. If necessary use an enema when you are “coming down with something” to take the toxic load off.
6. Have regular exercise at least 3 times a week. Walking will also help the bowel function.
7. Olive leaf extract is the best all round natural antibiotic I know. It also seems to be the best tolerated.
8. Use a good quality vitamin C. Powders are best as they are more likely to be more concentrated and have fewer additives. The must contain bioflavonoids, vitamin E and beta carotene. See my May 2008 newsletter, or check my blog at http://www.healthycomparisons.com.au/BlogView.aspx?bid=25
9. Saunas, especially far infra red saunas, are extremely powerful ways to both prevent as well as treat a colds or flu. Followed by a cold shower to close the pores, increase the circulation and boost the immune system. If you do not have them available, use an alternate hot (as hot as you can stand) and cold shower. At least 3 cycles and go to bed and sweat it out. Remember to drink lots of pure water to replace the perspiration. Celtic sea salt will supply the needed minerals and replace what is lost.