The Great Cholesterol Myth | Dietary Fat Overview | Dr. Jonny Bowden Podcast #052

Despite the science, the dogma remains pervasive. Thinking that cholesterol or fat causes heart diseases is dangerously falling into The Biggest myth in medical history.

Armed with hundreds of scientific references, Dr Bowden shows why the medical establishment’s embarrassing, and outdated theory that fat and cholesterol causes heart disease is completely wrong.
You’ll learn the real promoters of heart disease and what you can do about them

This podcast is intended for anyone who is cautiously refraining from eating dietary fats because of belief or instructions from their doctor that fats causes heart disease and that cholesterol is bad.

This podcast episode reveals the cold hard science and cuts through the crap to show you the definitive truth all about cholesterol, dietary fats and heart disease.

Share this episode with your friend, relative, client or medical practitioner who is hesitating, even slightly, to consume dietary fats due to a dogmatic belief.

About Our Guest: Dr. Jonny Bowden

Jonny Bowden, PHD, CNS, is a board-certified nutritionist, the author of 15 books including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Living Low Carb, and the recently revised and expanded, The Great Cholesterol Myth. He is the creator of the best-selling internet weight loss program, Metabolic Factor and also appeared in the documentary, Fat Fiction, (narrated by Dr. Mark Hyman).

His no-nonsense, myth-busting approach has made him a popular guest on television, and a sought after speaker all over the world.


In this Episode we Discuss:

How Vitamin C was Discovered

The Biggest Myth in Medical History

Saturated Fat Causes Heart Disease = Non-Scientific

The low-fat teaching is based on the medical establishment’s embarrassing, outdated theory that saturated fat causes heart disease.

A landmark 2016 article in the Journal of the Americas Medical Association found that the true science was actually being suppressed by the food industry.

People seem to be blind to the new science of nutrition and deaf to its leaders, like Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition - the leading nutrition school in USA. He recently wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association,

“We really need sing it from the rooftops that the low-fat diet concept is dead, there are no health benefits to it.”

The low-fat bandwagon has damaged public health. It was driven by an unscientific agenda advanced by the American Heart Association and the food industry, which sponsored the misleading food pyramid.

The 40-year trend of promoting high-carbohydrate processed foods perfectly parallels the obesity epidemic in USA.

Despite the science, the dogma remains pervasive.

Despite science showing that natural fats pose no increased risk of heart disease, hospitals still hand every patient a pamphlet recommending the “low-fat diet” when they’re discharged from the cardiac surgery unit, just as they have been doing for nearly a half century.

The evidence suggesting cholesterol causes heart disease is poor and non-existence.

It was based on flawed science.

While many studies have linked the intake of saturated fats to increased cholesterol, very few, if any, have actually linked saturated fats directly to heart disease.

This dogma has literally killed hundreds of millions of people pre-maturely.

Saturated fats, like those in butter, ghee, meat, cheese, eggs and coconut oil do not actually contribute to any increased danger for cardiovascular risk.

Sugar Industry Conspiracy

In a powerful exposè published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researches from the University of California dug up old sugar industry documents that revealed payments from the sugar industry to scientists to minimise the role sugar had in disease.(1)

In 1967, the Sugar Research Foundation (known today as the Sugar Association) paid Harvard scientists the equivalent of $50,000 to publish a manipulated review of the research of sugar, fat and their connection to heart disease.

The review was published in the prestigious New Englands Journal of Medicine, where studies cherry-picked by the sugar industry to downplay the role of sugar in heart disease…while blaming saturated fat.

For over 5 decades the public was misled to fear cholesterol and embrace sugar as harmless empty calories.

The low-fat, high-sugar, refined carb diets are now linked to both heart disease and obesity.(6)

These flawed studies continue…

Coca-Cola provided millions of dollars in funding to researches to play down the link between sugar and obesity and blamed lack of exercise.(7)

The Actual Studies

One meta-analysis by Harvard researcher Dr. Frank Hu, reviewed 21 studies that included more than 347,747 subjects which measured the associated between saturated fats and cardiovascular issues.

The people who consumed the highest amount of saturated fat had the exact same incidence of any cardiovascular issues as those who consumed the least amount of saturated fat.

The result: saturated fat was not a cardiovascular risk.

And there are plenty more studies…

A meta-analysis review, more than 150,000 people were evaluated for over 5 years.

They found that risk of dying from any cause was significantly greater in the group with the lowest levels of cholesterol (below 160mg/dL).

The group with borderline high levels had a significant decreased risk of dying from any cause, but it was the group with the highest cholesterol (above 240mg/dL) that had the most decreased risk of dying from any cause.

Saturated Fat Was Taken Off the Nutrient Concern List, Yet the Dogma Remains Pervasive

In 2016, cholesterol was officially taken off the nutrient concern list, but after almost 60 years of brainwashing, most westerns and doctors alike still consider cholesterol bad.

Saturated fat warnings still are invading the FDA’s guidelines, even though they took it off the nutrient concern list.

Precaution is still being advised by the American Heart Association.

Testing: Cholesterol and Heart Health

You can now ignore the cholesterol numbers on your standard blood test.

HDLs can be good or bad. LDLs can be good or bad. Those numbers don’t matter, it is actually about the size of the cholesterol particle.

  1. If it is big and fluffy, it is safe and cannot do damage. (LDL Pattern A).
  2. If it is small, dense and hard it can penetrate the arterial wall and cause inflammation and damage. (LDL Pattern B).
  3. HDL-2 are beneficial particles.
  4. HDL-3 are the undesirable ones - they are atherogenic (promoting build-up of fatty plaque in the arteries) and inflammatory.

Testing size of cholesterol particles

  1. VAP (Vertical Auto Profile) - size of the cholesterol particle.
  2. VPA (Particle analysis) shows the size of the cholesterol particles.
  3. NMR Lipo-Profile Test
  4. Lipoprotein Test
  5. Berkeley Lipid Particle Test
  6. LPP (Lipoprotein Particle Profile)

Now you can get these tests from the two biggest commercial labs in USA.

Test You Can Do Yourself with Your Old Blood Tests

To measure your tendency to have oxidised cholesterol:

Take your Triglyceride number and divide it by HDL.

If that is less than 2 than you are safe, and at little to no risk of insulin resistance (associated with blood sugar).

This has to do with diet, particularly sugar and high insulin. This raises triglycerides, increases blood sugar and damages cholesterol particles.

Other Blood Tests that screen for Cardiovascular Health:

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) - an inflammatory marker and predictor of heart disease.
  • Homocysteine - an inflammatory marker and direct risk for cardiovascular health.
  • HbA1c - 3 month average of blood sugar that measures glycation levels.

Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs)

  • Excess sugar in the blood will also glycate - the sugar and proteins in the bloodstream will stick together and clump.
  • These clumpy protein-sugar compounds are really bad, as damaging as free radicals.
  • They damage LDL and HDL cholesterol; get stuck in small arteries; and are directly linked to heart, brain, joint and circulatory issues.(5)

Another Test To Analyse if Cholesterol Particles are Oxidised or Damaged

Blood test: OxLDL - available to measure

  1. Oxidised LDL
  2. Myeloperoxidase (MPO) the enzyme released by WBCs which oxidises LDL.

Are Doctors Adopting Effective Diagnostic Methods Actually Based on Science?

Thankfully, it is increasing.

What Is Cholesterol

  • Primarily manufactured in the liver.
  • 80% of cholesterol is converted into cholic acid, which forms bile. Bile is the Pac-Man that gobbles up toxic fats in the liver and intestines, while helping break down and deliver good fats into the blood and lymph.
  • Healthy diet with whole food and high fibre will support bile to escort toxins to the toilet, but if the diet is low in fibre and loaded with processed fats, up to 94% of bliss (with toxins in tow) can be reabsorbed by the liver.(2)
  • The reaming cholesterol (20%) is used to form the more famous cholesterol lipoprotein particles known as HDL and LDL. These lipoproteins escort fats to and from the cells throughout the body.

Triglycerides are fats that are made from any extra calories you don’t use as energy right away.

Cholesterol Essential for Life

  • Cholesterol is the organic molecule that is most common in your brain (by weight) and a major component in nerve tissue.
  • It is the precursor for many hormones.
  • It is the primary component of all your hormones.
  • It helps your skin repel water.
  • It helps the skin on the inside and outside of the body ward off toxic chemicals as well as hold precious water and moisture in.
  • In fact it is so important that every single cell in the body makes it - it is in every single cell wall.

To think you can radically pull this out of the body (through statins for example) and not have consequences is ridiculous and is such bad science.

The Importance of Fat (Medo Dhatu)

The importance of fat:

  • Your brain is composed primarily of fat. One third of the dry weight of your brain if pure DHA. Low DHA in the brain and CNS = baby brain and post natal anxiety for mums.
  • You need fats for energy production and hormones production.
  • Your skin needs a cushion of fat so you look good.
  • In fact, every cell in our body is lined by a double layer of fat, which supports the cell’s membranes.
  • Fat is vital for life.

The way the authorities responded to this: “thus, the MRFIT study failed to provide an adequate test of the hypothesis because of poor adherence.” - But it doesn’t mean the hypothesis is that dietary fat causes heart disease.

A major study done by a Harvard Researcher, conducted by Dr. Frank Hue, took over 350,000 people and evaluated in over 21 studies and found that:

  • Whether you have the highest or lowest cholesterol, your cardiovascular incidents are exactly the same. Cholesterol numbers don’t matter!
  • People with higher cholesterol live longer - greater cognitive function, greater intelligence and greater memory as they age. People would die sooner with lower cholesterol numbers.

A study at the prestigious journal of the Lancet measured people on a high cholesterol mediterranean diet vs. a supervised low cholesterol diet and found that people on the mediterranean had a 77% reduction in deaths and a 76% reduction in cardiovascular death.

Butter Is Back

Relationship Between the Cholesterol You Eat and In Your Body

The cholesterol you eat does not have a big influence on the cholesterol in your blood.

Statins

One of the most widely prescribed drugs in the history of medicine.

Statins work by disabling a critical step early in the formation of cholesterol.

There’s a pathway that produces cholesterol in the body, along with a bunch of other essentials.

It is like a tree, the pathways feeds different biological functions in their individual branches.

We have decided that one of the branches is bad, that being cholesterol.

So we have decided the best way to get rid of that branch is to cut the tree at the root.

Statins inhibit the HMG CoA Reductase enzyme, which is also required for essential molecules like CO Enzyme Q10 (essential for optimal heart muscle and brain function).

Anti cholesterol drugs disturbs medas dhatu which creates asthi dusya.

To think you can radically pull cholesterol out of the body (through statins for example) and not have consequences is ridiculous and is such bad science.

Giving a child a statin is medical malpractice.

Measures to Potentially to Wean Off Statins & Medications

How to wean off medications such as statins?

Work on overall health, including insulin resistance.

Work with a quality health practitioner and then go back to the doctor who prescribe the medication and under their supervision, reassess your medications.

Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Disease - More important imbalances that require our attention.

Insulin resistance is highly influential on cardiovascular disease and CV-19.

Testing and Measuring Insulin Resistance

An at home, free method you can do to test if you are insulin resistance. (approx. 95% accuracy rate)

What Oils and Fats to Eat and Use in Diet

Saturated Fats

Saturated fats are those that are basically solid at room temperature.

  • They are solid because they are more stable - no weak double-bonds that you find in mono-saturated (one double-bond) and poly-unsaturated fats (many double-bonds).
  • As a result, these fats can stand up to cooking at high heat much better than unsaturated fats, because there are no weak double-bonds to break.
  • Once the bonds break, the oil has a greater risk of going rancid and becoming the toxic substance known as free radicals.
  • Saturated fats don’t break down in your body like other fats may.

Cheap polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)

  1. PUFAs are made from pressing oil out of seeds, grains and beans like sunflower, safflower, corn, or soybeans, which is only possible with extremely high pressure, heat and a multimillion dollar seed oil press.
  2. The oil in these seeds, grains and beans are very volatile. They quickly and easily turn rancid from sunlight or heat.
  3. These bottles of cooking oil have been heated to high temperatures, degummed, refined, bleached, boiled and deodorised (because they smell so bad after processing), leaving them indigestive with no nutritional value.
  4. RBD is a term (refined, bleached, deodorised) which leaves the oil colourless, odourless and tasteless.
  5. In addition, valuable beneficial ingredients (antioxidants, phytosterols, chlorophyll, lecithin) are removed during processing. The oil is now dead.
  6. Light sensitive - Now they can be sold 24/7 in clear plastic bottles in fully lit grocery stores, where they should be cold-pressed in dark warehouses and delivered in dark brown bottles in the early hours of the morning, just like they used to, and just like milkmen do.
  7. Liquid regardless of the temperature and much more susceptible to damage due to their weak bonds.
  • These vegetable oils are so highly processed and stable, they use them to preserve food and extend shelf life.
  • You will find them in your organic gluten free bars, cereals, corn chips, corn thins, gluten free organic bread (it can stay soft for weeks).
  • Linoleic acids are so fully oxidised that not only are they toxic and damaging to the arterial wall, but intestinal microbes that typically feed on essential fatty acids and fibber won’t even touch them.

Corn Thins may seem healthy, but they contain rancid and toxic sunflower oil.

Fats and Oils in India

These PUFAs have replaced traditional use of ghee in India and contributed to a rise in cardiovascular disease (CAD).

A couple generations ago, India was known for having low levels of CAD-related concerns.(4)

Today, Indians use a highly processed vegetable ghee called vanaspati, which is 40 trans fats, well known fo the increase risk of CAD.(4) This is fully or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.

Processed Sugar vs Rancid Oils

Processed sugars will stay in your body for a few hours, cause an insulin spike.

Rancid fats and oils can stay lodged in places like your liver and fat cells for years!

If you have belly fat, fat in your hips or cellulite, you got to avoid these vegetable oils if you want to loose that, not to mention the risks of arterial health issues!

Smoke Point - Crucial Consideration

  • When the oil is heated and begins to oxidise and release toxic compounds.
  • A smoke point chart can be misleading because the more refined and processed the oil, the higher the smoke point.
  • Using the oil with the highest smoke point like almond, sunflower or avocado does not take into consideration how highly refined these oils may be.
  • Unsaturated fats or vegetables oils will generally have a higher smoke or flash point because they are the most refined compared to the more stable saturated fats.
  • Ghee has the highest smoke point of all oils, thus is a very stable oil.

Bad Fats: Processed vegetable oils that are toxic

  • canola
  • soybean oil - introduced heavily in the early 1900s
  • cotton seed
  • sunflower oil
  • peanut oil
  • corn
  • grapeseed
  • safflower
  • rice bran
  • fake butter spreads like margarine.

Good Fats:

  • Ghee.
  • coconut oil.
  • Malaysian palm oil.
  • palm kernel oil.
  • cacao oil.
  • shea nut oil.
  • butter.
  • avocado oil.
  • macadamia nut oil.

These are the most heat tolerant oils.

  • Ghee - 47.8 saturated fat.
  • Good fats lower triglyceride levels.
  • Plant-based omega-3 fatty acids - chia, flax and walnuts.

Omega 6 : Omega 3 Ratio

Today, the average American has an omega-6-to-omega-3 ratio of 20:1.

This increased ratio has been linked to a host of chronic health concerns, including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular issues.

We cannot just increase out omega 3s, ie. it’s not just about the ratio, we need to reduce our omega 6s.

How Much Fats / Oils Can I Eat?

What If I Don't Have Gallbladder?

Optimal Diet

  • Macro nutrient ratios - transcend them, stop focusing too much on amounts.
  • Cyclical ketosis.
  • Simplify diet: eat real food (whole foods), seasonal food, etc.
  • See Vital Veda's online course on Ayurvedic Nutrition for a holistic, simple and effective nutrition protocol.

References:

(1) http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2548255

2. Guyton and Hall. Textbook of Medical Physiology. 12th edition. Saudners Press. 2011. p Ch 64 p785

(3) Hamazaki et al. Blood Cholesterol: A good Market for Health in Japan. Wolrd Review on Nutrition and Dietics 100. 2009: 63-70.

(4)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3215354/

(5) https://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/54/7/2198.full

(6) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2869506/

(7) http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/09/coca-cola-funds-scientists-who-shift-blame-for-obesity-away-from-bad-diets/

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Energy, Fatigue & Auto-Immunity | Dr. Paul Anderson Podcast #051

Your energy levels are foundational to any health condition or state.

We’re not only talking physical energy levels and fatigue, but also cellular energy - having the energy to perform all the crucial biological functions.

Optimal energy for efficient cellular repair, replacement and anti-aging effort through preventing disease.

Auto-Immunity is on the rise as our intelligence becomes more "mistaken" and we loose self-recognition of our own bodies.

Luckily, there's a lot to be done to restore our bodily intelligence and harmony amongst our biological system.

About Our Guest: Dr. Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson, ND is a naturopathic physician practicing in Seattle, Wash., and Tempe, Ariz. He is a graduate of NCNM, and a full-time core faculty member at Bastyr University, teaching in the clinical science division.

Dr. Anderson is a recognised educator and clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine with a focus on complex infectious, chronic and oncologic illness.

In addition to three decades clinical experience he also was head of the interventional arm of a US-NIH funded human research trial using IV Vitamin C and other therapies in cancer patients. He founded Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle, Washington, a clinic focusing on the care of patients with cancer and chronic diseases.

He is co-author of the Hay House book “Outside the Box Cancer Therapies” with Dr. Mark Stengler as well as a co-author with Jack Canfield in the anthology “Success Breakthroughs” and the author of his latest book, Cancer: The Journey from Diagnosis to Empowerment.

He is a frequent CME speaker and writer and has extended his educational outreach through his website. Former positions include professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center.


In this Episode we Discuss:

Energy Levels & Fatigue

A morning practice to change your brain circuits to influence your energy levels for the day.

Global energy of depression due to Covid-19

Similar to chronic ill patients and later stages of cancer patients.

People who get energetically affected by what’s going on around them.

Having energy “sucked out” of you

Practitioners and doctors having energy “sucked out” of them and how to get yourself in a centred place so you can interact with a lot of strong energies without being affected by them.

Energetic Recognition and Protecting Yourself

Where Does Energy Come From:

Energy is generated in the most metabolising cells:

  1. Heart - the heart has so many mitochondria so it puts out this huge energy signature. 5000 mitochondria per cell, even if you don’t work out a lot. Your heart never gets a break, it pumps till the body dies. You can measure your heart electricity from 12 feet away.
  2. Brain - you can measure the energy output of the brain.
  3. Muscles - Muscle cell have 200-500 mitochondria in each cell. If you work out a lot, maybe 400-500.

Also, abdominal organs are busy all the time.

What part of the cell makes energy - Mitchondria makes ATP (the energy molecule) then converts to energy.

Hrdaya - The heart as the energy centre of the body.

Pattern of Energy:

  1. Did your energy gradually reduce?
  2. or did it drop suddenly (such as cancer or auto-immunity)?

Metabolic Health and Energy Levels

Intermittent Fasting

  • Mostly a mental game in the beginning.
  • Powerful intervention for metabolic health.

What Causes Low Energy and Overall Fatigue

Short term causes:

  • Acute illness.
  • Medications.
  • Depression.

Long term (and acute) causes:

  • The people and media you are associating with.
  • Environment - mould, air quality, environmental toxins.
  • Digestion and absorption - not absorbing the nutrients and energy from food.
  • Balance of minerals / vitamins - taking a high concentration of one constituent may put another out of balance.
  • Hormonal levels
  • Thyroid levels
  • Stress

How to Keep Your Energy In Instead of Letting it Bleed Out

Subtle energies

  • Absorbing patients disease energetically. Being drained.
  • Doctors, OTs, therapists, practitioners etc.
  • Optometrists get eye diseases, cardiologists get heart diseases etc.

Auto-Immunity: Why Does my Body Want to Attack Me?

  • We loose self-recognition.

  • Pragnyapradah - Mistake of intellect.

  • Inflammation will invade other organs.

  • Immune system enters a hyperactive state after being exposed to toxic influences over time and acquiring an accumulate affect.

Types of Auto-Immune Conditions

  • Hashimotos thyroiditis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes type 1
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Lupus - inflammation at various aspects of the body.
    • Tired.
    • Joint pain. Multiple joints.
    • High temperature.
    • Ulcerations or sores in nose and mouth, sometimes.
    • Sensitivity to sun.
    • Inflammations in the blood - excess or deficient levels of various aspects of the blood.
    • Rashes.
  • Scleroderma

A lot of people with low-thyroid have auto-immune (hashimotos) causing that, and don’t even know it.

What Causes Auto-Immunity

  • Orchestration of the immune system.
  • External influences that settle somewhere in the body, and the immune system goes to do it’s job to clean up the cells, and inevitably creates the problem.
  • Viruses invading certain areas.
  • Environmental sources.
  • Toxicity.
  • Diet - diet is a significant way in for toxic material.
  • Glycemic load.
  • Medical interventions - Such as modern biological drugs used to treat cancer. Modern medical interventions and drugs confuse the immune system and don’t allow it to regenerate.

Boosting Your Immune System during Auto-Immune conditions.

Treating Auto-Immune Conditions

Smriti can play a role in restoring the intelligence.

Bio-Films

Wet areas rich in biological systems.

They can get hijacked with pathogens, e.g. mould.

Aspects of Immune System

  • Skin - external layer of our immune system.
  • Respiratory tract - internal mucous membrane immune system.
  • Digestive tract - internal mucous membrane immune system.
  • Surveillance - Surveillance molecules (e.g. Killer T Cells) that look for anything that does not have our marker on it. Recognition molecules that say “you are mine.”
  • Specific immune system - Immune globulin, immune proteins, specially built to look for a specific cancer cell or virus etc. Humoral (anti-body) immunity - specific proteins against specific bad guys.

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Healing the Thyroid with Ayurveda | Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum #040

Vital Veda Podcast Benner: Episode on Ayurveda for the Thyroid

Thyroid Disease is one of the most common health problems that we face.

The thyroid gland is the only gland whose hormones affect every cell in the body.
In reverse, anything in the body that is not in balance, will affect the thyroid.

There are epidemics of hypothyroidism (low/under-active thyroid). Especially western countries.
15 million people in US alone have hypothyroidism and don’t even know it!
Hashimotos is currently the #1 Auto-Immune disorder.

Rather than giving medications, which make the thyroid gland lazy, we want to address with Ayurveda the root issues that allow for the thyroid to malfunction.  

About Marianne Teitelbaum

Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum has been in private practice for over 30 years.

She has studied with several Ayurvedic doctors, including Stuart Rothenberg, M.D., and Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra.

The recipient of the Prana Ayushudi Award in 2013, she lectures and writes extensively about Ayurvedic treatments for all diseases.

She has been using in-depth principles of Ayurveda in her practice with outstanding results with all health problems.


In this Episode we Discuss:

Marianne’s Guru: Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra

Most of the Shakhadwipi Brahmins who settled in India still practice Ayurveda today. Just as Acharya P.V. Sharma, a famous Ayurvedic scholar, is of Shakhadwipi descent, Vaidya R K. Mishra’s ancestors issued from these migrant Shakhadwipi families.

Sastras (Ancient texts) left the texts open for Vaidyas to later add to in the future.

Overmedication of modern westerns causing lots of problems.

The trend of Americans rejecting herbs when taken orally due to a debilitated liver.

  • Similarly, modern Americans were becoming victims of Panchakarma as they couldn’t handle the detox methods.
  • Prepare the channels before detox.
  • Ensure agni is proper.

“Natural” synthetic supplements and “Nutraceuticals”

  • Isolated active ingredients synthetically made in a lab at a much higher dose - this comes riddled with side effects for the liver and kidneys.
  • e.g. Vitamin supplements, zinc supplements, curcumin extracts, herbal extracts etc.
  • These are not bad, but not ideal to take long term.
  • Ayurveda, on the contrary, provides natural, holistic and very effective treatments for ailments of the Thyroid.

Bhasmas (Ash of minerals and metals)

Powerful nano-particle Ayurvedic medicine that can penetrate well. They can go to certain places that regular herbs cannot.

The Epidemic of HypoThyroid Disease

(Low/Sluggish or Under-active Thyroid)

Hashimotos: The #1 Auto-Immune Disease

Thyroid Medication

  • How taking thyroid medication makes your thyroid gland lazy. It is not addressing the root cause of the problem.
  • How to get off the medication gradually as their thyroid comes back to life and proper function.

The thyroid gland is the only gland whose hormones affect every cell in the body.

In reverse, anything in the body that is off, will affect the thyroid. Here's where Ayurveda plays a major role, enlivening the cellular memory of optimum health and acting as a support for the thyroid.

The effect of mercury on the thyroid

Mercury goes immediately to the thyroid gland instead of the iodine.

The effect of fluoride on the thyroid

  • Fluoride in tap water - Fluoride an endocrine disruptor in the broad sense of altering normal endocrine function." This altered function can involve your thyroid, parathyroid, and pineal glands, as well as your adrenals, pancreas, and pituitary.

Fluoride has the ability to:

  • Mimic thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
  • Damage the cells of your thyroid gland
  • Disrupt conversion from the inactive form of the thyroid hormone (T4) to the active form (T3) 

Chlorine is also in the same family as iodine - and can displace iodine in your thyroid gland  (iodine is used to create T4 and convert T4 to T3.

The effect of the contraceptive pill on the thyroid

  • Low prana, non-intelligent hormones mimicking chemicals.
  • Causing lost of breast cancer, not allowing thyroid to work + many other issues.

Coffees effect on the thyroid gland.

Ionised salts effect on the thyroid gland.

Instead of synthetic iodine, eat kelp or seafood.

Are women more effected with hypothyroidism than men?

  • They may have more stress, and fluctuating hormones.
  • Maybe because they attend to their health more? 

Why blood tests may not detect thyroid imbalance but rather report “normal”

  • Ayurveda, by means of the Pulse diagnosis, allows for the detection of imbalances in the thyroid earlier on in the disease process.
  • Ayurveda has Six Stages of Disease.
  • The thyroid panels that doctors are performing are not comprehensive enough.

The effect of Soy on the thyroid gland

Especially unfermented soy is not good for overall health.

The Health Implications of Veganism

  • There’s something missing.
  • You may feel wonderful a couple years… but it has ill implications for health.
  • Our whole body is animal protein.

Over Heated Liver

Constant heating can lead to autoimmune conditions.

The Seven Tissues (Dhatus) and Ojas

Learn more about Ojas HERE.

Ethical Dairy

It may very well be available near you!

Try your local Hare Krsna farm.

Marianne has sources of ethical dairy in USA in her book.

The effect of light on the thyroid gland

The importance of Vitamin D

The Immune System and Auto-Immune Disorders

  • The three components of the immune system.
  • Auto-immune is loss of intelligence.

The best yoghurt culture

  • The reductionist approach of probiotics.
  • The best way to consume yoghurt.

Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)

  • A very enlightened plant.
  • Very easy to grow. Get a cutting of the stem and grow it.
  • Prevents the cytokine storm - fantastic for auto-immune.
  • One of the amrita (immortal) herbs.
  • “The great protector.”

HyperThyrodism

Premature cleansing

The Role Of The Gall Bladder

  • An overlooks organ.
  • Weak thyroid = the gall bladder doesn’t empty properly.
  • So the cholesterol becomes imbalanced.

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Fluoride: The Definitive Truth & Your Water Supply | Merilyn Haines #015

FLUORIDE: One of the most pernicious toxins!

But people don’t quite fully understand it and thus are confused which results in people not averting the dangers of fluoride.

Learn the cold hard facts and science and understand the situation occurring in one of your life basics, your water supply!

Fluoride is a sensitive and controversial topic, but it is also confusing for people because they hear so many different things.

That is why we need to get definitive.

And by the end of this episode, I hope you are definitive about your view on fluoride.

We are not going to tell you what to do, what water to use.

We are going to give you the cold hard science and the cold hard facts. You have a right to know about the industrial systems that are providing society.

Then, you can go ahead and make an INFORMED decision on what you, your community, your children, your animals - drink and bathe in.

About Merilyn Haines

Merilyn is a co-founder of Queenslanders for Safe Water, a group which holds concerns about adverse health effects of water fluoridation and the issue that it is unethical mass medication.

Merilyn is now retired, but worked for over 30 years as a medical laboratory scientist in both the government and private sectors.

She first became concerned about water fluoridation many years ago when a close relative health suffered from water fluoridation.

Merilyn has played a major role in removing fluoride in water supplies across the state of Queensland by educating governments on the issue so that they themselves formally reject fluoridation.

Queensland Interventions:

When mandatory fluoridation was being introduced to Queensland in 2008, Queenslanders for Safe Water regularly contacted each Queensland MP and sent them many scientific publications and articles on fluoridation.

When state-mandated fluoridation was overturned end of 2012, Queenslanders for Safe Water then started contacting every Councillor in every Qld Council with information.

Merilyn, along with a medical colleague gave presentations to a number of Qld Councils.

There are now 29 Qld Councils which have formally rejected fluoridation.


In this Episode we Discuss:

What got Merilyn into being an activist

My sister suffered severe and distressing dermatitis when she moved to fluoridated Townsville – then one of the few fluoridated towns in Qld.

Being such a controversial and heated topic, and I thank you for being on the front line here, What Hurdles or friction have you suffered?

Defamation and verbal abuse – mostly from a very senior Qld Health Dentist who is the Qld govt appointed lobbyist for forced fluoridation.

At public meetings I have both inferred I am a liar, or outright called a liar by this dentist. On radio and he has claimed that I make up statistics. In newspaper articles, I and other activists opposed to fluoridation are referred to as nutters, flat earthers, conspiracy theorists, extreme fringe groups and anti-vaxxers.  

Types of Fluoride

It’s not just one chemical. It’s not just a simple yes or no. It’s not B&W.

  1. Calcium Fluoride occurs in nature and naturally found in the body. However, high levels in water cause devastating dental and skeletal fluorosis and other damage in a number of countries.
  2. We do point that the most common fluoride chemicals deliberately added to drinking water do not even occur in nature (Sodium Silicofluoride and Hydrofluorosilicic Acid) but are created from the fluoride waste captured in the smokestacks of phosphate fertiliser plants.
  3. Silicofluorides have never been tested. They don’t clean them up, they have heavy metals in them.
  4. These chemicals have never properly tested for safety: “Fluorosilicates have never been tested for safety in humans.” ~ Dr. Hardy Limeback, BSc, DDS, PhD
  5. Liquid Hydrofluorosilicic Acid used in NSW or Victoria comes from the Incitec Pivot fertiliser plant in Geelong.
  6. In West Australia it comes from the Wesfarmers owned CSBP fertiliser plant. Hydrofluorosilicic Acid is extremely dangerous and extremely corrosive and has to be tankered in special rubber lined tankers. It comes directly from the fertiliser plants to water treatment plants.Videos show it burning through concrete at a concentrated level. And at a diluted level, what do you think it’s doing on a cellular level?
  7. Sodium fluoride is usually added to water in smaller rural towns because it comes in smaller bags. Sodium fluoride was the first chemical to be used to fluoridate water, it was originally from the waste fluoride left over from Aluminium smelting – but then they moved mostly to the Silicofluoridesfrom phosphate fertilisers.
  8. Sulfuryl Fluoride– another kettle of fish that most have never heard of. It is a termite fumigant allowed to be used in America and Australia. In Australia, its use is allowed with certain foods – all whole grains, all whole nuts, all dried fruits. Much higher levels in food allowed than in water, but no follow up testing is done to see how much fluoride is in foods. –
  9. The fluoride added to toothpaste pharmaceutical grade; water fluoridation chemicals are industrial grade and are allowed to contain small amounts of heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury.

Why was Fluoride Initially Added to Water and Why Does it Continue to Be? – Most countries in the world DO NOT fluoridate!

Fluoridation is an American idea that started in the US in the 1940s when World War 2 was still raging.

In the 1920s in America a dentist was working for an aluminum company called ALCOA in Colorado investigating whether Aluminium in water was causing ugly brown stains on teeth.

At the time aluminum saucepans were suspected of causing cancer. It was discovered that it was actually fluoride in water that caused the bad stains (now known as dental fluorosis).

Some years later there was an association made with higher fluoride levels in water and less tooth decay.

It was not investigated whether higher levels of calcium or other minerals in the water were responsible for less decay.

An executive of ALCO resigned his position and went to work for what became the US Public Health Service, where he successfully lobbied for the introduction of fluoridation.

A ten-year trial was started, after 5 years, even though children born at the beginning of the trial had not even yet received their permanent teeth, the trial has declared a success and fluoridation was rapidly forced on many USA communities.

ALCO had found a market for its waste fluoride by supplying Sodium Fluoride to water treatment plants.

Previous to that Sodium Fluoride was in general use only as an insecticide.

Fluoride was a by-product from the pesticide and aluminum industry and needed to be disposed of as hazardous waste, and it is very expensive to dispose hazardous waste.

By adding fluoride to drinking water, phosphate fertiliser manufactures get paid for their fluoride waste, they don’t have to pay to dispose of what would be toxic waste. It would be very expensive to dispose of fluoride as a toxic waste.

Usually, they add fluorosilicic acid. An acid where sodium fluoride or other mixtures and forms. This is synthetic and plenty of studies show the harm of this.

Australia was an early follower of this USA practice, with Beaconsfield in 1953 being the first town in Australia to fluoridate.

Most countries in the world have never adopted fluoridation, only 5 % or less of the world’s population fluoridate their drinking water, - which means 95 % of the world’s population do not.

Most countries in Europe don’t fluoridate water, however, a few counties allow the sale of fluoridated salt (for personal use only).

Although the WHO advocates fluoridation, a large majority of the countries that are members of the WHO do not fluoridate their drinking water.

Britain fluoridates, but only 10 % of it’s population.

London doesn’t fluoridate, neither does Paris, Rome, Berlin, Amsterdam etc, etc.

China does not fluoridate - however, almost all the Sodium Silicofluoride added to Australian water is imported from China.

There are 193 countries that are members of the World Health Organisation (WHO)- 168  of those 193 WHO member countries don’t do water fluoridation!

Israel was a fluoridating country, in 2014 Israel ended fluoridation after nearly 35 years of fluoridating, with Health Minister citing health concerns.

There are more people in the USA drinking fluoridated water than the rest of the world put together.

Mining phosphorus (bones) released a by product of fluoride. Then they dumped it in different locations but the problem is after dumping it caused dead zones - dead water or land.

They say it is for our dental health. To prevent dentist visits and save money.

Cholera Epidemic in the UK

London’s Soho district were falling ill in large numbers in the 1850s. They developed explosive diarrhea which was watery and white and it never stopped. Each patient would produce 20 liters of stools per day which was dumped in the cesspools below their cramped houses in Soho. They all had cholera.

Dr. Snow never was able to culture cholera from the water supply because we did not have the ability to do such things in the 1850’s. His work led to the disabling of the water pump and he went on to chlorinate the Broad Street pump. This is how water sanitation took hold in all of Britain late in the 19th century.  This is where water fluoridation ideas first got its foothold.

Ethics:

Mass medication- treating ALL people - all ages, all body types.

Once they learn this ability and procedure of putting this chemical in the water supply, they may put other waste products into water like - lithium to decrease manic depression or statin drugs to deal with cholesterol.

Once you start something like this, where do you stop?

This form of Mass Medication violates two principles of medical ethics:

  1. The principle of controlled dose -can’t control how much water people drink
  2. The principle of informed consent to medication

Since when does the government care about our health and want to medicate us? – Specifically our dental health.

How to truly address dental health as a collective nation.

Techniques and education.

Chemicals cocktails are synergistic

Exposure to a mixture of chemicals is far more harmful than exposure to individual chemicals.

It significantly increases all sorts of biological effects.

Ayurveda says the same with bhasmas: Metallic preparations as medicine in Ayurveda. Synergising different bhasmas changes the therapeutic action.

Fluoride + aluminum becomes an endocrine disruptor – that means it disrupts hormonal signals.

Aluminofluoride complexes- With the appearance of acid rain and the use of aluminium in industry, there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of uncomplexed aluminium in ecosystems.

  • The cause of dialysis encephalopathy / dialysis dementiaor dementia in renal failure patients. (Alfrey et al. 1976; Meiri et al. 1991). Speech disorders precede dementia and convulsions. The mode of death has been reported as sudden cardiac arrest usually associated with acute pulmonary oedema (Elliot et al. 1978).

Lead + fluoride = neuro-toxic effect.

Chlorine

Use of chlorine in tap water. Use it to disinfect, it takes away a lot of pathologies. That makes sense.

But don’t drink the chlorine.

Fluoride, on the other hand, doesn’t have a place in water.

Chlorine reacts with metals and causes a carcinogenic by-product.

Fluoride related harm and health implications

Fluoridated water brushes past teeth for a few seconds when drinking, water is swallowed and the fluoride is absorbed from stomach and intestine. Then the health complications occur.

Dental fluorosis, skeletal fluorosis

First stages can mimic arthritis symptoms, people who have kidney dysfunction will accumulate more fluoride in their bodies (bones, tendons).

Pathology of Dental Fluorosis and Skeletal Fluorosis:

 Dental fluorosis in your teeth and bones. You see it in your teeth. White patches on the teeth = toxic levels of fluoride.

  • Fluoride bonds to the phosphorus in the appetite of the bones as readily as calcium does, since fluoride, like calcium, is a double bond electrical charge.
  • Your body kind of thinks it’s calcium and deposits it in the bones and teeth.
  • When it gets in the teeth it’s kind of like calcium.
  • Dental industry thinks this is good because it’s like a hard shield on your teeth, it’s harder than calcium. But a shield can chip and break easily. You want a more flexible and dynamic shield.
  • This idea was sold to dentists. Teeth can chip and break.

WHO dental health data over the last 50 years shows that child tooth decay has decreased just the same in non-fluoridated as in the few heavily fluoridated countries (Australia is heavily fluoridated).

One quarter of 11– 12-year-olds in NSW fluoridated areas have Dental Fluorosis
* 2007 NSW Child Dental Health Survey

 Dental Fluorosis

  • 58% of adolescent adults have dental fluorosis (most recent, 2017). This is not just a cosmetic blemish (as proponents tend to think), it is a signal and a bio-marker that something metabolically is going on with fluoride. We are getting too much fluoride.
  • When fluoridation was started, only 10 - 15% of the public would get dental fluorosis, and it would be hardly noticeable, not significant at all.
  • 41% of adolescent adults had dental fluorosis (a few years ago).
  • 20% have moderate fluorosis. - Way too much.
  • 2 % have severe fluorosis in the US. This is not fair for that 2 %!

Does Fluoride Prevent Dental Decay?

There are studies that show topical fluoride helps reduce dental cavities. However, this treatment of topical fluoride is indicated in two kind of people:

  1. People who developed cavities from radiation - Those who have had a lot of X-ray to your head or cancer, using fluoride toothpaste will be beneficial.
  2. Rampant dental cavities - When you are eating to much junk food, sugar and not cleaning your teeth. A bit of toxic chemical fluoride on the surface on your teeth will reduce the cavity a little, but it’s not going to fix it. Better change your diet (the root cause). And brush your teeth.

Abnormality of the mouth microbiome (product of gut microbiome).

Some cultures like Korea, 98% don’t have a cavity. They have not disrupted their microbiome.

Drinking fluoride for dental health is like eating sunblock to protect your skin for the sun.

Hypersensitivity

Allergic type symptoms such as dermatitis, skin rashes, migraines, GI pain. 

Osteosarcoma in young men

Neuro-Toxin

It clearly has a role in mental effects and is a known neuro-toxin.

Currently, the National Toxicology Program in USA is underway to demonstrate evidence that will possibly legally classify fluoride as a neuro-toxin.

Fluoride is used in anti-depressants like Prozac – which has 30% fluoride.

The world is facing a “silent pandemic” of “chemical brain drain” with increasing rates of neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments

Fluoride is a known neurodevelopmental toxin .

Children

More than 50 studies on human link fluoride lower IQ. Reduction in children’s IQ.

  • There is a large body of work showing fluoride exposure can impair cognitive function in animals.
  • There is recent research linking fluoride ingestion by pregnant mothers to lowered IQ in their offspring.
  • The US government halved the fluoride recommendation in 2015 after seeing the research related to IQ.
  • Infants are getting a dose that is 10 - 100x more than they should have even by the conservative EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) of USA recommendations.
  • 80% of children up to the age of 3-4 are getting significantly more fluoride than they should.
  • Was 0.06 mg/day - but the EPA raised the norm because it was so prevalent in our lives.

Children compared to adults kids have:

  • Higher food, fluid and air intake /kg
  • Higher absorption and metabolic rate
  • Immature immune and detox systems
  • More exposure to the ground
  • More hand to mouth behaviour
  • Longer latency period to develop diseases

Very dangerous during pregnancy.

  • 5mg of fluoride tablets are contraindicated during pregnancy. This is the equivalent to 500ml of water.
  • Because Fluoride is a Teratogen - it is a chemical that destroys life as it is forming during the embryo stage. 

According to the largest ever study on Fluoride:
If a pregnant woman exposes her unborn baby to fluoride, there is a significant decline in IQ later in life.
(Bashash, Thomas, Hu et al, 2017, Environmental Health Perspectives)

 Bottle fed babies get a much larger dose than breastfed babies –

Breast milk has only a minuscule 0.004 ppm fluoride*
*Source for amount fluoride in breast milk - 2006 National Research Council ( NRC )  “Fluoride in Drinking Water”

If you add NSW fluoridated water 1.0 ppm  ( = 1.0 mg/l) to powdered infant formula, the water you are adding contains 250 times more fluoride than what babies would ever get from breast milk  (1.0 ppm divided by 0.004 ppm = 250 times).

This at a time when their brains and the blood-brain barrier is still forming

Did nature make a mistake not having 1mg /L fluoride in breast milk?

De-calcifies the pineal gland

Pineal gland – deep in the center of a brain is a gland the size of a grain of rice.
Essential role on how we sleep, make decisions, perceive reality, light meditator – hormone secretor and related with circadian rhythms.

  • Fluoride accumulates there
  • Results in reduces the gland’s synthesis of melatonin.

As of June 2018, a total of 60 studies have investigated the relationship between fluoride and human intelligence, and over 40 studies have investigated the relationship fluoride and learning/memory in animals.

It was used in Nazi Germany to put into the water because it calcifies the pineal gland - which governs your individuality, free will, intuition and sovereignty.

In 1950 major George Jordan of the US Airforce testified it was used in the water supply in concentration camps.

Hypo-Thyroidsm

  • May reduce thyroid.
  • People with Hypothyroidism - should absolutely stop fluoride water.
  • Early 20thCentury - Sodium Fluoride used by European & South American doctors to reduce thyroid activity in patients with overactive thyroid ( Merck Index 1968 )

Energy levels

  • Fluoride is a dielectric blocker (well known).
  • It impairs and inhibits your body’s ability to take the energy from the sun and convert it into energy for your mitochondria to use to produce ATP.
  • Decreases light energy in the water that you can use to make a battery, and generate a charge in you.
  • You are shutting down your body ability to make energy.
  • Tired, fatigue.
  • Every sub-cellular component, particularly mitochondrial action is destroyed.

Hardly any health professional studies molecular biology. They are unaware of how mitochondria work.

Fluoride is a metabolic mitochondrial poison, thus it contributes to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease like alzheimers (and we have an epidemic of alzheimers coming).

Bioaccumulation over the lifespan –chronic disease.

It is very hard to remove Fluoride from the body  

We only get rid of 50% of fluoride over a 24 hour period.

It is hard for the kidneys to detoxify the fluoride.

The PEW leaked document

A petroleum fracking company that delivers advice to people on marketing toxic waste for fluoridation.

“Opponents are likely to win if the dialogue is trapped inside this message wheel.”

Ingesting Fluoride

The big problem is swallowing it.

Although you can get fluoride for free from your water, fluoride is a prescription drug. FDA wouldn’t even approve it due to no efficacy. 

Steam Rooms / Hot Showers

  • Turning volatile compounds into a gas (vapour).
  • You are inhaling that and it goes into the blood and brain.
  • Pores are opened up.
  • Chloroform gas in a sealed room.
  • Trans-dermal penetration.
  • Reduce times in the bath tubs when pores open up more.

Get a filter or BE the filter

“People would rather laugh at the fable of the water they are not drinking than honestly face the sobering reality of the water they are drinking.”
Seth Leaf Pruzansky.

The Best Water Filter: Extreme Wellness

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