Posted By Frank O. McGehee, Jr, MD, CCN,
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2015
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The CDC Defines Chronic Fatigue patients as these who answer yes to suffering several of these symptoms.
__ Constant Unremitting Fatigue
__ Muscle pain
__ Recurrent sore throat
__ Lymph node swelling and or pain
__ Food and environmental allergies
__ Mental confusion or "brain fog"
__ Weight gain for no apparent reason
__ Difficulties with sleep
If you have answered “yes” to several of these symptoms, you are suffering from chronic fatigue. Chronic Fatigue; Immune Suppressive Deficiency Syndrome is also known as CFIDS, fibromyalgia, "yuppie flu" and Epstein Barr virus. The National Center for infectious disease estimates 95% of adults between 35 and 40 years of age have been infected1. Apparently, those of us who suffer from chronic fatigue are meant to feel better about our condition since most of America has also been infected. Epstein Barr Virus or (EBV) is a member of the herpes family, and the most common of human viruses. It is a unique and pervasive combination of symptoms causing both mental and physical limitations of daily activity. The CDC instructs practitioners to diagnose CFIDS by elimination of other diseases, and according to the CDC, there is no definitive test for CFIDS.
On the contrary, we believe the comprehensive Epstein Barr virus lab test we perform is unequivocal. The blood test will identify significantly elevated titers of the nuclear and viral capsid antigen. None of these values are elevated without ongoing activity of the Epstein-Barr virus. "IGM to the viral capsid antigen appears early in the disease and usually disappears within 4 to 6 weeks if the disease is in the convalescent stage. The IGG to the viral capsid antigen appears in the acute phase, peaks at 2 to 4 weeks after onset, declines slightly, then persists for life"2. The fact most practitioners are unaware of is that high numbers of the IGM and IGG to the viral capsid antigen are proof of ongoing viral activity.
Many of our patients report being turned away by doctors because the doctor did not understand the different values associated with virus in progress and virus convalescence. Even if the practitioner did recognize viral capsid antigen titer elevation, the "treatment" would be "a good dose of Doxycycline." Current research is available and widely disseminated. Actually, if a patient is in the chronic phase of Epstein Barr, a four month treatment cycle of Doxycycline can be helpful. Probiotics should be an important part of Epstein Barr patient’s regimen.
In our practice, we treat many people suffering from CFIDS, and most are women. We follow the CDC guidelines with a complete 50 value blood test, Epstein Barr test panel, saliva adrenal/hormone test, oxygen saturation test, intensive Health Questionnaire, physical exam and history, as well as comprehensive review of past medical records, medicines and supplements. We adjust adrenal, hormone, and thyroid values when needed, and encourage patients to continue care with their primary care physician. These may seem like a lot of tests, but in order to address this syndrome, all endocrine and exocrine systems must be examined.
Many patients complain of severe allergy complications. Allergies can be caused by the patient’s diet and environment. When patients suffer from Epstein Barr, their immune function has been severely compromised. IGG4 allergy blood tests alert us about a possible food interaction, and irritable bowel syndrome. IGG4 is definitive, because it represents the delayed reaction response. The "pin prick" method of allergy testing is prehistoric. If a patient encounters a practitioner still using the acute response pin prick method, they should run out the door! The practitioner has not kept up with advances in modern allergy testing. Usually, avoidance of gluten, sugar, corn, complex carbohydrates, carbonated drinks, processed foods, and eating only organic whole foods will solve the allergic response issue associated with Epstein Barr virus. Patients can ingest 1 dye free Benadryl at bedtime to help with the allergic response and interruption of the sleep cycle.
Silver solution is used orally and given by IV therapy. Liquid MSP 500 parts per million is manufactured by Dr. Bill McFarland of New Orleans; his phone number is (344) 493-0420. Dr. McFarland is patient friendly and always willing to help a patient navigate the difficult situation associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The product is called MSP or Mild Silver Protein. Silver as a treatment for disease has been ignored since the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940's. Unfortunately, antibiotics only address the bacterial aspect of disease.
It is important patients not increase the dose of MSP treatment too quickly. Remember, silver addresses bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasite activity in the body. Too large a dose will result in a severe allergic or flu like reaction. Patients are advised to begin with 1/4 tsp. two times daily, and slowly titrate up to 1 tablespoon three times daily. If a reaction occurs, a hot Epsom salt bath (using 5 cups) drawn with hot water for 15 minutes can help with allergic reaction. The bath can be repeated every 3 hours.
All CFIDS patients suffer from yeast or Candida. They must adhere to the Candida and gluten free diet. Avoidance of alcohol and sugar is crucial; patients are strongly advised to eat organic foods only. Probiotics are also vital to recovery. Two Essential formulas 4 times daily are beneficial in the beginning of treatment. Our recommendation is Dr. Ohira's Essential Formula Probiotics.
Because chronic fatigue patients are B-vitamin deficient, B-12 is given hydroxocobalamin 50 mg with 5 mg folic acid is given daily; or three times weekly.
We dispense hydroxocobalamin, combined with methylcobolamin, as EBV patients have severe methylation disruption. A 50 mg dose of hydroxocobalamin given IM is the treatment most effective or those with severely out of range titers for EBV. "I believe that it I also true that glutathione depletion is present in these patients, and is directly responsible for many of the features of CFS."2 To compensate for the lack of glutathione in CFS patients, a rectal Glutathione suppository is compounded for our patients. The suppository delivers 300 mg of glutathione rectally.
Another aspect of our treatment regimen is a porcine liver extract called Kutapressin. It is a potent anti-viral originally discovered in 1952. Immune function is composed of Th1 and Th2. During a talk in 2001, the famed researcher Dr. Paul Chaney spoke about the shift in immune function typically found in chronic fatigue patients. Dr. Chaney explained that "the immune system is composed of two different immune systems. Th1 attacks organisms that eat the insides of our cells. The other is Th2. Th2 attacks intracellular organisms found outside the cells in blood and other bodily fluids.
A healthy immune system is dynamic; able to switch back and forth as needed, quickly eradicating one threat before responding to the next. Researchers have demonstrated that most CFIDS patients end up locked in TH2 mode. When Th2 activates, it blocks Th1 system. Most notable of the immune dysfunction is increased antibody production. When CFIDS patients are Th2 activated, they no longer have defense mechanisms to keep dormant pathogens that took hold in the past. The EBV, HHV6, Chlamydia pneumonia, CMV, and yeast reactivate3. Usually, thyroid antibodies are also present. Thyroid antibodies are represented by a low TSH and relatively normal T3 and T4. The condition is called Hashimotos thyroiditis. The definitive test for this condition is called TPO Ab. This test will report if thyroid peroxidase antibodies are present.
Many patients have needlessly had thyroid glands irradiated by main stream medicine, because of the presence of thyroid antibodies. If doctors cannot cure the problem, or understand the cause, they routinely burn, poison, or cut it out so that hospitals and doctors make money on the procedure. The reason for the elevated thyroid antibodies is that pathogens have invaded the thyroid. If the pathogens could be eliminated, thyroid antibodies would cease to be an issue.
Test results also often reflect liver/gallbladder function is impaired. Natural liver/gallbladder cleanses and supplements also relieve this condition. We also dispense a natural gallbladder/liver cleanse which can be performed at home. The cleanse was pioneered by Hulda Clark. When patients suffer from Epstein Barr, as there is a continual birth and death of cells, about every 25 days. EBV patients can actually chart the times of death and rebirth of cells, according to the severity of symptoms. This "mapping" sometimes helps the patient to estimate the times of the month when they will not feel well. The dead cells are eventually deposited in the gallbladder/liver. For those who have the gallbladder removed, they are in a most unfortunate situation, as the liver must now take up the work of the gallbladder. The result is intense "liver sludge", which needs to be removed. The values elevated or depressed on lab work are GGT, ALT, and AST. Ursodiol is a product compounded with the same chemical formula as Wild Bear Gallbladder bile.
If a patient does not have a minimum of two or more soft bowel movements daily, magnesium oxide is needed to correct the problem. The product we utilize is magnesium oxide capsules, manufactured by Twin labs. Two 400mg capsules before bed should remedy any constipation problems. In rare cases, more than two capsules are needed.
We test for toxic metals, as virus has an unnatural affinity for toxic metal. The use of blue green algae tablets provokes the toxic metal from the tissue for the fecal collection. Hair tests for toxic metal provide a snap shot of toxic metal status from 1 year ago. The presence of excess toxic metals is often confused as the primary diagnosis of CFIDS patients. Toxic metals are always a secondary diagnosis.
Many CFIDS patients have been chelated excessively in an attempt to remove toxic metals. The lack of adrenal function, amino acids, hormones, and minerals place the patient in tenuous position when chelation is administered. Once these basic values are brought up to acceptable levels, toxic metals can be removed using oral blue green algae tablets for several months, and/or chelation. Removal of toxic metals is vital to return to health. All EBV patients with Mercury amalgams should have them removed by a "biological dentist". A biological dentist is adept at removing mercury amalgams and not allowing the mercury vapor to invade the patient. Mercury has no half-life, therefore, its harmful efforts never end!
Immune system issues are boosted with the addition of vitamins C, A, and E, Resveratrol, Krill Oil caplets, D3, B1, 2, 3, 6, and 12. Melatonin is compounded in a melt away tablet containing 20 mg, with an upward limit of 100mg being acceptable as a nightly dose. The sublingual melatonin is available by prescription at a compounding pharmacy. Melatonin has positive effects over the entire organ system.
Body oxygen blood levels are usually perilously low in society today. A condition called hypoxia or lack of oxygen is found in virtually all CFIDS patients. The exception to this condition would be an extreme athlete with EBV. Few EBV patients fall into this category.
Hormonal and adrenal values are measured by the ZRT laboratories using saliva testing. Sex hormones are tested; estradiol, estriol, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone. Men do not manufacture estriol, like women do, but instead are tested for Dihydrotestosterone. High dihydrotestosterone levels indicate the incorrect conversion of testosterone to estrogen. Excess dihydrotestosterone can lead to prostate cancer. Another substance which can cause increased dihydrotestosterone is the synthetic testosterone called depotestosterone. Routinely, in main stream medicine, male patients are offered injections of this synthetic testosterone. Testosterone is available in bioidentical form made from yams, as are all bioidentical hormones.
Using the same test kit, adrenal function is tested over four times in the day; to assess the exact levels of production of the patient's adrenal gland. Ideal dosing
of adrenal supplements should occur before insufficiency occurs over the day. For those patients who are hypo adrenal, or low adrenal function, they are given Cortisol, at the appropriate times of day before their adrenal function becomes low. When adrenal function is impaired, all endocrine processes are impaired.
Many patients today exhibit both hypo and hyperadrenal function during the day. For the hyperadrenal condition, Pregnenolone is prescribed. When results are received, a bio-identical hormone and adrenal prescription is designed for the patient. Bio-identical hormones are made by compounding pharmacy then individually compounded from the prescription. The perscription is valid for one year.
Our treatment program is intense, but we actually prefer to go step by step to help our patients. Our primary goal when a patient presents is to get them up, out of bed, and feeling better. The majority of patients begin to feel better almost immediately. So many of our patients, have been ill for so many years, they are willing to make the commitment required to "feel good again", and have the energy to remain out of bed more hours per day. These patients are then able to enjoy their activities, family, and friends.
For more information on CFIDS, please call our office
Frank McGehee, M.D., C.C.N. & Vivienne McGehee, B.A., C.N.
1909 22nd Street
Huntsville, Texas 77340
1. CDCWebsite- www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/cbv.htm
2. Richard Van Konynburg, Ph.D. "Suggestions for Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndromes (CFS) based on the Glutathione Depletion - Methylation Cycle Block Hypothesis for the Pathogenicisis of CFS "January 25, 2007 http://phoenix-cfs.org
3. "Chronic Neuroimmune Disease". A talk by Paul Chaney to the Dallas, Ft. Worth CFS Support Group. December 18, 2009
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Posted By Frank O. McGehee, Jr, MD, CCN,
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2015
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__ Is the outside third of your eyebrow thinning or non-existent?
__ Are your nails thin and brittle?
__ Do your feet and hands seem cold all the time? Conversely, are you severely intolerant to heat?
__ Is it almost impossible to lose weight, no matter how hard you exercise and watch your diet?
__ Do you "feel sluggish" throughout the day even after a good night's sleep?
__ Is your hair thinning or balding?
__ Do you have slow speech, movements, low blood pressure, hoarseness, or slow heart rate?
__ Do you have increased cholesterol levels?
__ If you take your under arm temperature before getting out of bed, is it below 97.6?
__ Are you pre or post menopausal?
If you answered yes to several of these questions asked in this article, you certainly should have your thyroid levels checked by a simple and inexpensive thyroid blood panel. The blood values included should be total T3 - the active form of thyroid, total T4 - the reserve thyroid, and TSH - thyroid stimulating hormone. In order to make a correct diagnosis, T3, T4, and TSH must be tested. Ideally, testing should be performed fasting after midnight; water only. If you are taking thyroid hormone, by all means take it one hour before the blood is drawn, so it can be determined how well your thyroid medication is or is not serving you.
Low levels of T3 and T4 indicate a need for thyroid replacement. Sometimes, the thyroid dose you are taking has not been given in sufficient dosage, or if on Synthroid, the body sometimes cannot convert T4 to active T3. The last thyroid value that needs to be tested is TSH. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) values are different from T3 and T4 in that a high TSH means thyroid replacement is needed. Low T3 and T4 are the indications thyroid replacement is necessary. A recent study of 25,000 participants argues that the ideal TSH level is 1.4 or less, not the upper limit of 5.5 still cited by some laboratories.
Many patients are denied thyroid replacement by their physicians because the physicians only prescribe thyroid if thyroid values fall outside the "expected or lab range". For TSH, that level is 5.5. Some physicians feel fearful prescribing any thyroid even if values are outside of "the norm." The fear originates from past censure by their local medical boards. This was the routine practice twenty years ago. Today, most patients are offered synthoid and anti-depressants for their symptoms.
Lab ranges were originally designed to identify a disease in process for the physician. These values are decades old, and our bodies, needs, and lifestyles have changed since then. Unfortunately, by the time a patient falls outside the "expected range" full blown disease is already in process. As nutritionists, we designate an optimal number as desirable for all lab values. Variance either way from the optimal value allows us to treat deficiency before it becomes a disease.
Most physicians today prescribe a drug called Synthroid, which is T4 only. It is synthetic, or made in a laboratory, and the body cannot assimilate the chemical. Pharmaceutical Synthroid is 78% bio-identical. Imagine trying to open a locked door with a key that is 78% keyed to the lock! Most of the time T3 should be included in thyroid replacement, along with T4. In a few cases T4 alone is called for, and this is an extremely rare situation. Physicians are really not educated by the drug representatives or continuing medical education about a choice in prescription medication for hypothyroidism. The drug company markets Synthroid to physicians as if it is the only remedy to treat hypothyroid conditions. Insurance driven medicine and drug company incentives have made physician research thing of the past.
Our choice for thyroid replacement is a combination of T3 and T4, called Naturesthroid, which originates from a porcine tissue source. It is inexpensive and available at a compounding pharmacy, and remarkablty by order at CVS. Most probably, your greatest problem will be finding a physician to prescribe it. Science has proven the porcine endocrine system to be the most similar to our own. Dr. Broda Barnes stated more than fifty years ago that “patients talking thyroid replacement therapy have much better improvement of symptoms with natural desiccated thyroid made from a tissue source of a pig, rather than with synthetic hormones”1.
Besides the synthetic chemical make up of Synthroid, another problem has arisen to prevent absorption and conversion of T4 to activate T3 in our systems. Years ago, our soil was full of iodine and selenium. We used to receive iodine and minerals in our food. Iodine is T4. Depletion of the minerals in our soil over time has rendered most foods unable to meet our needs for iodine. Most every person could benefit from 50mg of a tablet called Iodoral daily. Many women today suffer from fibrocystic breasts, because of lack of iodine in the food sources. Application of iodine directly to cysts in breast tissue several times daily can reduce cysts over time.
Any time a patient feels they are over medicated or perhaps have taken by mistake or has taken too much thyroid medication, the patient should eat 1/2 cup of raw broccoli, and keep it available in the freezer at all times. Broccoli temporarily calms thyroid function. Thyroid medication be discontinued until your physician's advice can be obtained.
Seldom are these extreme symptoms a problem for our patients. We begin thyroid titration slowly, in 30 mg or 1/2 grain increments. We routinely retest T3, T4, and TSH about every three weeks, until optimal values have been achieved. This process sometimes takes about 6 weeks, or more but once the dose has been determined, patients are given a prescription which is good for a year.
1. Suzanne Somers, "Breakthrough," Copyright 2008, p. 122
Posted By Frank O. McGehee, Jr, MD, CCN,
Thursday, May 7, 2015
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The reason most food purchased at the grocery store is no longer healthy to eat is the pursuit of profit by the farmers, food companies, grocery stores, popular chain and other eateries, and the inability of most of America to pay or understand the need for "clean" food. Commercials on television also add to the problem, by advertising delicious looking fast food at a cheap price. The reality is that the food is laden with preservatives, nitrites, food coloring, flavor enhancers, growth hormone, anti-biotics, and excess sodium and fat.
Years ago, scientists discovered genetic modified organics or GMO alterations to the food sources. The clever name they gave to the altered food was Genetically Modified Organics, or GMO. The thought process was that placing pesticide inside the seed would lessen disease, and cut the cost of food production. Indeed, that is exactly what occurred. Unfortunately, when the mad scientists rearranged the DNA of the food, they failed to realize the modified food would rearrange OUR DNA! Human beings are not able to digest and process pesticide ridden food.
In addition, minerals and vitamins usually found in fresh vegetables are diminished by the addition of pesticides. The body is so busy trying to store and dispose of pesticides; few minerals are available to nourish the body.
The mad food scientists have not stopped their tinkering with fruit and vegetables. They have also poisoned chicken, pork, hamburger, and all other red meats. The addition of growth hormone in all dairy products has lessened the time needed to raise an animal and get it to market. Costs on meat injected with Growth hormone are much less than organic or grass fed beef.
Years after the addition of Growth Hormone in meats, eggs, milk, and all non-organic dairy, we routinely see young girls at 10 years or younger starting their menses. The age used to be 13 or 14 for this event. No one could think this is a good idea. There are additional problems with cow milk. Non organic cow milk is just that. The milk is replete with antibiotics and growth hormone. Because cow milk is from another species than our own, it creates mucus in the body; because we cannot assimilate it. We are the only species that drinks the milk of another. A great choice for milk is Almond Milk without sugar added. Almond milk actually has more Vitamin D than cow milk, and none of the unpleasant side effects.
In addition, the mad food scientists have discovered that animals injected with Anti-Biotics have less disease. The problem of Fungal overgrowth is rampant in America today. Every day hundreds of thousands of times patients are offered Z packs of antibiotics without benefit of Probiotics. It is really quite a good idea to set up a rampant fungal overgrowth. The situation
guarantees return business in the future. It is our belief and that of other natural medicine providers that all disease can be squarely laid at the door of Fungus.
An additional danger to your food source lies in the chemical substitutes for Butter. Some of the offenders are Country Crock, Better than Butter, and Margarine. These products are CHEMICALS! They are not for human consumption. Buy a stick of non-salted organic butter, and you will not believe how fresh it tastes!
Other areas of danger to your health lie in cereals, protein bars, processed cookies, potato chips, peanuts, and most other "snacks" served at football parties. People need to read the label! If there is an ingredient you cannot pronounce, DO NOT BUY IT!
Another area of concern is the Campbell Soups, the lining is Bisphenol-A, which kills pests on crops. It is a frank poison, but also a preservative. Beware if there is no expiration date on a food! Persons who wish to maintain their health and the health of their family should never eat ANYTHING from a can that is non-organic!
Foods to avoid or drink for healthful eating are processed foods or food in a box. Vegetables that are frozen are acceptable as long as there is no sauce on them. The consumer should not heat and eat in the bag in the microwave. Plasticides are not part of what is for dinner!
A new sugar substitute is called TRUVIA, it is manufactured by a joint venture of the Coca Cola Company and the Cargill Company. Do not be fooled! There is actually no Stevia in TRUVIA!
The ingredients are Erithritol, Rebiana, and "natural flavors". Natural flavors is the loophole given to food manufacturers to place any ingredient in a food that they wish to. Yes that includes MSG, flavor enhancers, color enhancers, preservatives, and any other chemical the mad food scientists can think of that will preserve the product, and make the food taste so good the consumer will continue purchasing the product.
Erithritol is a product of GMO corn. Rebiana is the chemical formula for Stevia. A group of U.C.L.A. Scientists wrote to the FDA to express their concerns about Rebiana. Laboratory testing revealed gene mutations with Rebiana.
Some of you may say why do the food companies not manufacture Stevia? The reason is that natural substances such as vitamin C and stevia cannot be patented. Only chemical combinations can be patented. Another artificial sweetener to be avoided is Splenda. Splenda began as sugar, and was modified by removing one molecule and inserting Chlorine. Chlorine is the antibacterial we use to disinfect swimming pools. I do not wish for it with my glass of ice tea.
Most bread should be avoided. Yes, even multigrain wheat bread. The yeast in bread when consumed, turns immediately to sugar, and feeds fungal overgrowth. The mad food scientists have insinuated pesticide in the wheat seed, to protect the wheat against disease. So if you are eating store bought wheat bread, you are getting a dose of pesticide with each bite,and you cannot detox out of your system.
The best choice for bread is Spelt from a bakery that uses organic spelt. Spelt is also low on the glycemic index, as well as low in yeast. Another good choice is Flatbread. Since there is no yeast, a good choice is Subway. The only problem with Subway is the meats have Nitrites, which are detrimental health. Sometimes though, there is not a choice if one is on the road.
Carbonated drinks of almost any kind should be looked upon as poison. Have you ever noticed the obese women in the grocery store with suitcases full of diet drinks? The reason is the phosphate or fizzy actually dehydrates the body. The aspartame then works its wicked ways, and causes gene mutations as it permanently deposits itself in the cell. One little known fact is that Aspartame is one molecule away from formaldahyde. When ingested, the aspartame becomes formaldahyde. Persons drinking diet drinks are beginning the funeral home work to their body in advance of death!
Earlier, we touched on sodium nitrites, which is a preservative for deli meats, beef jerky, bacon, sausage, hot dogs, frozen pizza with meats, canned soups with meat, frozen meals with meat, kid's meals containing meat, sandwich meat served at public schools, hospitals, hotels, theme parks, and most popular eating establishments.
"In 2005, the University of Hawaii reported processed foods increase he the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67%!" . “Another study revealed that for every 50 grams of processed meat consumed daily, the rate of colon cancer increased by 21%.!” .
The answer to protect your family against these carcinogenic chemicals is to eat grass fed or organic meats. Many varieties are available on the Internet and at Whole Foods, and most large grocery stores.
Eating fish purchased at the grocery store can also be dangerous to your health. Atlantic salmon is so polluted; red food coloring must be added to make it look edible. There are many sources for fresh caught Pacific salmon; always a good choice, another source of concern is Tuna fish. Tuna is a large fish, and not a deep water fish, meaning it lives a long time, allowing it to absorb the toxic metals in the ocean. Years of ongoing medical and industrial dumping have severely polluted the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. If one insists upon eating Tuna, do so no more than once a month. The best fish choices are deep water fish, such as Halibut.
It is not a coincidence that millions of people are now suddenly gluten sensitive; and unable to eat the bread and most other foods in the main stream food sources. Eating at most restaurants is potentially dangerous for gluten sensitive people. The flat top is heat source for most restaurants. Food is cross-contaminated with gluten by the buns being toasted on it. Gluten will now be imparted to chicken, pork, and meat eaten by the patrons of the restaurants.
If families wish to “eat clean”, all meat, chicken, and pork should be organic. In the case of red meat, should be grass fed. The only fish that should be consumed is Pacific caught. Atlantic fish has been corrupted by extensive dumping of waste in the waters.
Luckily, organic fruits and vegetables are readily available. We cringe when we see advertisements for vegetables that “cook in their own bag in the microwave”. Really? We do not wish for plasticides as an addition to our dinner. Plasticides also incorrectly convert to estrogen when ingested. Hormonal cancers are one the rise in spite of more sophisticated diagnostic testing.
All products consumed in the home need to be organic. A list of some is: butter, half and half, eggs, ice cream, frozen treats, sour cream, jams, jellies, pancake mix and syrup, tomato sauce, bread, bacon without nitrites, peanuts, chips, cereal, fruit drinks, coffee, sugar, flour, dry spices, cake mix, deli meat, chicken and beef broth and salt and pepper. In other words, everything one eats should be organic if possible.
One of our dear friends, who is now departed, wanted to argue the point with us about organic food. He said, “Show me a credible study that proves organic food is better for you than conventionally grown with pesticides?” No I do not have a study proving organic food is better for you. What I said to him was, “this is America, and if I do not wish pesticides in my food, it is my right to purchase it.” As I said, he departed with cancer in 2012.
Last but not least is the wine produced in America. The grapes if not organic are sprayed with toxic pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. We are the richest country in the world and also the only country using pesticides on our wine. Even the least expensive wine from another country is better for you than non organic wine for the USA. Beer has not escaped the mad food scientists either. Have you ever wondered why beer from other countries always tastes better? The technology of GMO is not accepted by even the poorest country in Africa. Yes beer drinkers, the genetically altered wheat, barley, and malt seed is infused with pesticides in this country.