Vitamin D3 Wins Again!!
Whey Protein/Fish Oil Experiment Called Off
Mercury Poisoning — This Applies To You!
**** Ask Your Friendly M.D. Questions
**** Special Discount For You From Our Health Co-op
**** Cheaper Source For Fat-Burning HCG Kit
**** Artemisinin and Tinnitus
Welcome to this 138th issue of my newsletter. About 24 months of past issues are available at this web site. Just click on the “Newsletter Archive” link on the left of the screen. The articles tend to be “timeless,” so read or reread some of them at your leisure.
Vitamin D3 Wins Again!!
Many of you have read and listened as I raved about the benefits of Vitamin D3 in recent months. Well,I have some personal evidence now of how incredibly useful it is that I want to share with you. Those of youwho have heard my web talk radio show this week can skip down to the section about my grandson, whichwasn’t on the radio show.
THE FLU BUG HITS ME
On Thursday, April 15th, I was preparing to leave the next morning for Michigan to visit my daughter andher husband, two of my grandsons and their wives and five of my great grand-babies (with two more “on theway”). My flight was scheduled to leave Oakland (about an hour from where we live) at 7:00 AM. Well, right about 3 PM in the afternoon, I began shaking. My fever shot up to what felt like 104 degrees and my body was aching all over. I had a real attack of the flu — big time!
I crawled into bed and moaned for a few minutes. Then, a light came on in my head. I thought “Bill, you’ve beentalking about Vitamin D3 and how great an anti-viral it is for weeks. How about ‘walking the walk’ instead of’talking the talk.'” I dragged myself downstairs and got the bottle of 5,000 I.U. Vitamin D3 gelcaps. I countedout 10 of them and swallowed them. I was feeling so bad, I didn’t want to even think. I just went back to bed.But I took the D3 bottle with me.
For the next three hours, I took the 50,000 I.U. dose of the Vitamin D3 every 30 minutes — a total of 300,000 I.U.I felt so bad that I called my daughter at about 5 PM and left her a message that I just had to postpone the trip.
Well, maybe you can guess what happened next. About 8 PM, I got up and realized that my fever was gone. My musclesand bones weren’t aching anymore. I felt weak and a little queasy in the stomach, but I said to myself “Hey, you’reabout 80% recovered from this. Maybe you can make the trip after all.”
I went back to bed at 9 PM and slept until 3 AM. I got up, packed my bag and left for the airport at 4 AM to makethe 7 AM flight. I was walking slowly and feeling weak, but otherwise, I was fine. At the airport, I called mydaughter and told her I was on the way. She was, needless to say, very surprised.
During the flight, I took another 200,000 I.U. of the Vitamin D3. I changed planes in Chicago, got in to Detroit,rented a car and drove to my daughter’s house in Jackson, Michigan (about an hour away). I was gradually feelingbetter. By the time I got there, I was about 90% back to normal.
The next day, I went with the family to watch my 6 year old great grandson play a soccer game. It was very cold(about 37 degrees with a wind of 20 miles an hour). I bundled up and spent an hour and a half on the sidelines.
By then, Saturday morning, about 33 hours after the onset of the flu bug, I was feeling about 95% normal. Everybodywas amazed.
MY GRANDSON LEARNS A GREAT LESSON
By Saturday afternoon, I was completely recovered. I was so delighted that this wonderful trip had not been ruined bythe flu bug.
On Monday afternoon, after a great weekend with my family, I learned that my 28-year-old grandson, Tim, had stayed home from work and was in bed with the flu. I don’t think he caught it from me. I’m pretty sure I was past being contagious by the time I got to Michigan, but who knows?
On Tuesday, I went over to Tim’s house and gave his wife, Becky, a bottle of 100 of the Vitamin D3 gelcaps. I told herwhat I would do if I were Tim. She took my advice and began feeding him large doses of the D3.
I got back home on Tuesday night, April 20th. I was feeling great! On Thursday, I called Tim to see how he was doing.Well, you guessed it. He told me that by Wednesday, he had completely recovered from the flu and went back to work.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS INFORMATION
Folks, this is probably the most useful information you will read this year. Stock up on this wonderful healer. It isincredibly inexpensive. A bottle of 100 of these 5,000 I.U. tiny gelcaps costs about $4. You now have not only a greatpreventative for colds and flu, but a great healer, as well. No need for flu shots. Just take a good dose (I take 10,000I.U. every day) of this stuff and be prepared to load up on it if the flu bug (or a cold) hits you or anyone in your family.
My massive dose of the D3 was not taken blindly. My good friend, Cheryl Miller-Uphoff (author of the “Cancer Free Foods”recipe book) had used about 200,000 I.U. of it for three days or so to heal her flu several months ago. In fact, I had discussed her experience with Dr. William Grant, the authority on Vitamin D3 who I had interviewed on my radio show. He was completely OK with someone taking that much if they were sick with a virus. He said the level in your body will normalize with no problem after you stop taking the massive doses. Particularly when you are sick like I was, there is almost no toxic level of this stuff.
Obviously, for children, you should probably adjust the dose according to their size. But it will still work for them. Dr.Garcia (my question/answer buddy — see below) says the gelcaps are the best form to take the D3 in, but it also comes in liquid form which might be easier for a child to take.
Here are a couple of sources for you to stock up on this wonderful healer:
VITAMIN D3 AND DIABETES
Here’s a quote from an article this week in Natural News about Vitamin D3 and diabetes:
“A team from Warwick Medical School in the U.K. has found that people who maintain healthy vitamin D levels are 43 percent less likely to get heart disease or diabetes. After evaluating 28 different studies conducted on nearly 100,000 people, researchers concluded that people who eat oily fish two or three times a week and five servings of fruits and vegetables a day are able to achieve healthy levels of vitamin D.
While the team evaluated only natural sources of vitamin D, including from sunlight exposure and consumption of oily fish like tuna, salmon, and mackerel, it is probable that supplementation with natural vitamin D3 would prove to have the same effect.”
If you want to read the whole article, just click here.
VITAMIN D3 AND THE HCG URINE TEST
Coincidentally, I got an e-mail a couple of weeks ago from my friend Tanya Pierce, author of “Outsmart Your Cancer.” Tanyawas telling me about an exchange she had with Dr. Navarro (head of the Navarro Clinic in the Philippines) about thepossible effects on the HCG Urine Test (see pp. 134-140 in my Cancer-Free — Third Edition book) of Vitamin D3, amongother things. Here are some quotes from her message:
“Dr. Navarro has recently told Elonna McKibben that all hormones, including steroids, must be stopped for at least 3 days before the test to try to avoid a false positive. So, as you can see, instructions on this test have been changing…
…[Dr. Navarro] also confirmed that there are numerous factors that can adversely affect the test and cause ‘false positives.’ Most of these factors are hormones, so women who are on bioidentical hormones must stop their progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, or any other hormones they are on for anywhere between 3 days and two weeks (for the testosterone)…
…Dr. Navarro also said that vitamin D supplementation could even interfere with the test… [Vitamin D3 is actually ahormone, not a vitamin.]
…[Tanya concludes as follows] As far as cancer screening tests go, this HCG test is still a good test in many ways — possibly better than anything else out there. But it is not ‘cut and dried’ perfect in the way that both Bill [me] and Andy [Scholberg] have chosen to represent it to the public. They have never told the public that there are hormones, steroid medications, and even vitamin D that must be avoided for the test to be accurate and that even then the numbers should not be used all by themselves but should only be used along with other factors of each individual case to determine how well the person is doing. I really worry that there are people who will use the test the way Bill and Andy are recommending it and either assume they have cancer when they don’t (because they got a false positive score), or they will assume their alternative cancer treatment isn’t working because their HCG score hasn’t gone down yet when in some cases their treatment could be working very well and they just got a false positive on their test results for some other reason.”
Well, I thanked Tanya Pierce for her valuable information. I really was unaware of the effects of hormones and steroidson the HCG Urine Test. Dr. Navarro had never mentioned it in our many exchanges over the years. Do I still think the test is useful? You bet. Literally hundreds of people I’ve worked with over the last 8 years or so have found the trend indicated by this test very useful. But the bottom line here is that no test is perfect. This one is certainly no exception. It is a good indicator, but not a “be all and end all” test.
I suggest that if you are doing the HCG Urine Test you stop taking hormones (including Vitamin D3) and steroid medicationat least three days before you collect the urine sample. Then follow Dr. Navarro’s advice on all the HCG test resulte-mails. Confirm the HCG Urine Test results with other tests — CT/PET scans, MRI’s, etc.
End of story on “Vitamin D3” for now.
Whey Protein/Fish Oil Experiment Called Off
In last month’s newsletter, I referred you to Duncan Crow’s article on the “Budwig Diet Revision.” I told you I was goingto try his mixture of whey protein/fish oil as a substitute for the cottage cheese/flaxseed oil and let you know my results.
Well, after only two weeks on the “Revision,” I came down with the flu (above). This was my first experience with a virus of any kind for at least 10 years. On my return from Michigan, I also developed a bladder infection. The whey protein/fish oil was the only significant change to my diet for those two weeks.
My conclusion: my immune system had been compromised by this change. I decided to abandon the “experiment” and go back tothe CC/FO mixture. In the last few days, since making that change, I have overcome the bladder infection.
You, of course, can follow whatever guidance you like. Duncan Crow certainly has a basis for his argument about the need to”revise” the Budwig Diet. Try your own test, if you like, particularly if you think you are having any kind of adverse reactionto the CC/FO mixture.
However, this CC/FO mixture has proven effective for literally hundreds of thousands of people over the last 58 years or so. I know hundreds of those people. I am one of them. Pending further clinical evidence of the need for a “revision,” I am going to continue to eat and recommend others eat the “magic molecule” formed by mixing the cottage cheese and flaxseed oil.
Just be aware that contrary opinions are rampant, particularly when it comes to nutrition.
MIXTURE IS IMPORTANT
In my discussions with Dr. Garcia (see below), he has emphasized the importance of properly mixing the CC/FO before you eatit. At his clinic in Clearwater, Florida, Dr. Garcia feeds his patients the CC/FO mixture every morning. He stresses, however,that the chemical reaction between these two elements probably takes a few minutes. Especially when the elements are cold(they are usually kept in the fridge), the chemical reaction between them takes longer.
Dr. Garcia suggests that you mix the two together well and let them sit for 5 to 10 minutes before you add other items to the mix and blend your “smoothie.” This is probably good advice.
If you are using the immersion blender in a bowl (see Sandra Olsen’s “Budwig Videos” on YouTube.com) method, you should let it sit in the bowl after mixing it for a few minutes (more if it’s cold than if it’s not). Then put that mixture in the blender and add the berries, nuts, stevia…whatever. If you don’t have an immersion blender, just put the CC/FO in the blender first and run it on the “liquefy” setting until it is smooth. Then, let it sit in the blender for a few minutesbefore you add the other things.
You might wonder if I feel deflated by the above additions to my information base (HCG Urine Test problems, Budwig DietRevision, mixing the CC/FO better, etc.). No, I don’t. I feel I am like a sponge. Information comes to me every day.Some of it challenges my previous knowledge. That’s the nature of knowledge. It is like an ever expanding jigsawpuzzle. At first, new pieces don’t seem to fit. Then, you learn more and they do fit. I encourage you to practicekeeping your mind open to new information. Sift it out. Keep what is useful to you. There is an old saying I love:”What is true is what is useful.” Try that one on for size.
Hope that helps.
Mercury Poisoning — This Applies To You!!
Most of us have had our health harmed by the decades long “cover-up” of the dangers of mercury. If you’re like me, youstill have some mercury amalgam fillings in your mouth. You may be taking flu shots with thimerosol (mercury) in themas a preservative. Your children may have been subjected to many vaccines with mercury in them. They may have beenaffected “in utero” by the mercury in their Mom’s body.
Professional societies like the American Dental Association (ADA) are in denial about mercury toxicity. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) insists that the thimerosol in vaccines is safe.
Well, it’s time for you to get the true picture on mercury and its effect on you. There is no better place I know of thanan interview with John Moore, a mercury toxicity expert who has been studying it since 1987 when he overcame his seriousbout with mercury.
For the sake of your family members, as well as youself, please read this interview. It will hopefully finally wake you upto the dangers of mercury in any form. Here’s some introductory information about John Moore from Dennis Richard:
“In 1987 John Moore almost died from mercury poisoning caused by the dental fillings he had in his mouth. Although his health had been going downhill gradually for over five years, in 1987 he reached a low point where he was so weak and tired he could barely get out of bed. His brain was so foggy he could barely concentrate, let alone read. His short-term memory was lapsing and he had unexplainable irritability and bouts of explosive anger. Not knowing what to do and where to turn John had pretty much given up hope. After meeting some doctors involved in alternative dentistry that specialize in mercury toxicity and its link to disease, John discovered that mercury poisoning was the primary cause of his health problems.”
As Dr. Hal Huggins informed me a few months ago, there are statistics available now about mercury amalgam removal. He said that 63% of people who get their mercury amalgams removed get sicker. It is vitally important to critique your dentist’s procedure before you have this done. If you want a good list of questions to ask your dentist before he/she begins the removal of your mercury amalgam fillings, just send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASK YOUR FRIENDLY M.D. QUESTIONS
When have you had the opportunity to sit down with a great holistic M.D. and ask him whatever questions you have aboutyour health? At no charge? Well, you now have that chance. Dr. Carlos Garcia, M.D. and Director of the Utopia Wellness Center in Clearwater, Florida and I just finished our sixth session of hour-long live online questions/answers last Thursday, April 22nd. We are doing this every other Thursday for the foreseeable future. You can join us. It’s free and it’s easy.
Here’s the procedure:
1. Before our next session, which is on Thursday, May 6th at 1 PM Eastern Time; Noon Central; 11 AM Mountain; 10 AMPacific; and 6 PM GMT, go to http://www.TalkShoe.com.2. Once there, sign up for an account. This will make it easier to join us on May 6th. There is no charge.3. A few minutes before the top of the hour on May 6th, go to TalkShoe.com andclick on “Join a Call.” 4. At the next screen, look for the orange “Utopia Wellness Community Call” icon and click on it. You will join thecall and be able to type in your questions and hear our answers.5. In order to hear our discussion, you will also need to call this number using Skype, if you have it (free) or yourphone, if you don’t. Call (724) 444-7444. When prompted, type in the “access code,” which is 73920#.
If you would like to listen to any of the previous sessions, the easiest way is to go to Dr. Garcia’s website and clickon the “TalkShoe” box in the upper right of the screen. There, you can download the “mp3” audio files or listen tothem online. His website is http://www.UtopiaAwaits.com.
Hope to “see” you on the call next Thursday.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR YOU FROM OUR HEALTH CO-OP
My friends at Our Health Co-op have been kind enough to offer my readers a substantial discount on their Soothing Greensproduct. I have used this great, healthy powder in my smoothies and it really is powerful. Here’s what Tess at OurHealth Co-op says about it:
“We’ve already dropped the price on our site from $24.95 to $15.95, but we’d like to offer your folks a $9.95 price since we know many of them are spending a lot as it is and need as much nutrition as they can get.
I know you’re familiar with the product, but a few key points you may want to share with your folks include:
Slippery Elm – excellent soothing agent for throat, stomach and intestines. Recent research suggests slippery elm may help treat inflammatory bowel conditions like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Research also indicates slippery elm delivers powerful antioxidant protection. Slippery elm is also one of four natural ingredients forming a very popular natural cancer treatment therapy called Essiac. This therapy was first used by the Ojibway Indians of Canada and later popularized by famed cancer nurse, Rene M. Caisse.
Larch Arabinogalactan – an immune-boosting fiber, that acts as a prebiotic to support intestinal bacteria and overall immune function. Studies indicate Larch-AG stimulates natural killer cell cytotoxicity.
Spirulina, Barley Grass, Alfalfa Grass – provide excellent sources of protein, antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
You can read more if you’d like in the white paper: http://cellnutritionals.com/sg_whitepaper.pdf
If they’d like to get the $9.95 price, have them use the coupon code: 15greens.”
Well, thank you, Tess. I know my readers will love this product and the price is phenomenal!
CHEAPER SOURCE FOR FAT BURNING KIT
Some of you read about my experience with the Fat Burning System in my March, 2010 newsletter. Lanette Nordquistread it and she has given me a much cheaper source I’d like to share with you. Here is Lanette’s message to me:
“I just read your newsletter from March 30th and noticed the diet you mentioned being VERY similar to the one I am currently on, using HCG.
I did this through a local pharmacist, and he is doing it as a sort of ‘Pay It Forward’ for people, offering it at a very discounted price. Thought it may be something you’d like to pass on. His website is www.fatnomore.biz.
Lanette Nordquist, St. Louis, MO”
ARTEMISININ AND TINNITUS
It seems that everything we take has some side effects. I had not heard about this one until Stephen Hartman broughtit to my attention with this e-mail:
“Hello Bill –
I had been taking artemisinin for about 1½ years for both prostate cancer and yeast. The prostate cancer has been gone for years; however it is simply for maintenance. The other reason I was taking artemisinin was for a yeast infection started by doctors prescribing massive doses of antibiotics. The regimen stopped the yeast cold.
However, I stopped the artemisinin when I started to get tinnitus. I subsequently looked up the side effects of artemisinin and found that there is an association between tinnitus and artemisinin. I just think you readers should be aware of this association.
I love reading your letter.
All the best,
Here’s another response to that same item about artemisinin with a much cheaper source:
I read the story about the Artemisinin in your latest newsletter. You might want to notify your listeners that it can be purchased at half the price that was mentioned in the link, just go to www.vitacost.com.
Thanks for all the great work.
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Be well…and be sure to hug each other every day!
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