I My Journey in Chiropractic and the Healing Field
My professional journey in life began when I turned twenty-one and left the seminary to pursue a career in Chiropractic. The year was 1961. I graduated from Chiropractic college in 1963 and immediately moved south with my family and opened my first practice in Crowley, Louisiana, in the Winter of 1963-64. The Healing Field was ripe for a new paradigm of health care and I was eager to deliver it.
Little did I know then that my journey through the field of health care was to be a journey of the profession I had joined that was already engaged in a political battle with its nemesis: the medical profession, the Guardian of the Threshold leading to licensure as a separate, distinct and independent profession with a vitalistic philosophy and a drugless healing science and art.
A Battle for Licensure and Freedom of Choice
I joined in the fight for licensure here in Louisiana, my home state — as well as the battle for patients’ “Freedom of Choice” in health care, a separate journey and battle led by a group of passionate Chiropractic patients with whom we shared a common cause and a common nemesis.
After several years of legislative efforts — and court battles to stop the arrest and jailing of chiropractors — we finally defeated our nemesis in 1974 when Louisiana became the last state in the Union to license Chiropractors. It also became the last state to grant patients the freedom and right to go to the doctor of their choice.
The victory was a partial one, however, as licensure was not the ultimate goal of the profession’s quest. The ultimate goal, the Elixir of Immortality, was access to health insurance, the Golden Goose, well guarded by the insurance industry: equality under the law with Medicine in the reimbursement for Chiropractic services. Licensure was only a means to this end — an end that, to this day, Medicine is bent on denying chiropractors by controlling how freely and deeply they are allowed to dip into the Golden Goose’s nesteggs. After all, health insurance was a creation of medical doctors as a way of insuring they got paid for their services. So it’s their game and they don’t want anyone else dipping into their fee-pool. Stiff restrictions and fine-bearing compliance laws have been put in place via HIPPA, making it costly and time-consuming for doctors to file and follow up with reimbursement claims. Documentation has become one of the dreaded aspects of modern day health care, seconded by the escalating cost of malpractice insurance in a litigious society to which healthcare providers dedicate their lives of service. So, the insurance industry has become a nemesis to both professions by determining the amount of the reimbursement for services rendered.
All this to say the field of healthcare — a misnomer in itself — does not have the same lure of attraction it had when I entered it some fifty-six years ago. Medicine continues to be a nemesis to the Chiropractic profession — but only as long as chiropractors worship at the altar of the insurance industry and hold financial remuneration as their primary goal, their Elixir of Immortality.
There is a trade-off, however, in this pursuit for insurance equality alongside Medicine. That trade-off is the surrender of the very soul of Chiropractic, nourished by its philosophy, which honors the Innate Power of the human body to heal itself naturally and without the toxic and invasive intervention of drugs and surgery. A motto of the chiropractors, once held religiously, was “Chiropractic first—Medicine second—surgery last.”
Sadly, that trade-off was made by the bulk of the members of our beloved profession, along with all but a few of its colleges, who continue in the sacred philosophical tradition of our Beloved Founder and developer, Drs. D.D. and B.J. Palmer, respectively.
A schism has rocked the profession at its very foundation, sending it down the same lost path Osteopathy took, as many chiropractors began to look and act more and more like medical doctors, prescribing diagnostic tests, and in some states even delivering babies, all the while abandoning “principled chiropractic” and the holistic model of natural health care to embrace the reductionistic medical model of relieving pain and treating symptoms, settling for acceptance by their medical colleagues as musculoskeletal specialists, an area of expertise in which chiropractors excel. I suppose the saying “men must do what men must do”– as well as women — applies here. Change is what it is, neither good or bad, right or wrong.
Heralds of Vibrational Healing
Chiropractic was born on September 18, 1895, through the heart and hands of a magnetic healer by the name of Daniel D. Palmer in What Cheer, Iowa. That places it at the fountainhead of vibrational healing and what today is being called “energy medicine.” Daniel Palmer had a large vision of his new healing art becoming more an energetic than a physical remedy for all of mankind’s diseases — or dis-eases, as his son, BJ, spelled it in order to describe illness as a lack of ease. This vision became the Palmers’ quest, their Elixir of Immortality. Their belief in the innate healing power of the body, along with the discovery of the spinal adjustment, led them to the central principle of natural healing: Remove the interference to the unfettered flow and expression of life energy and let the body heal itself. They took the “whole man” into consideration to determine the cause of dis-ease, along with the solution. That cause was seen as being “quantitative” as well as “qualitative”– physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual — or a combination thereof. In other words, they looked for the cause of dis-ease in higher levels than just the physical and chemical. They sought the cause of the cause of dis-ease. The obvious solution and cure, then, was to correct or remove the cause, the interference, and the manifest symptoms would simply no longer be necessary to signal a need for change — change in lifestyle and/or mental and emotional stress and attitude. The symptoms would then simply abate naturally.
This was and is the essence of the Holistic model of healthcare, an entirely new and different model from the medical reductionistic model of disease management — both being essential in the healthcare arena; the ideal being for both to work together for the benefit of the patients they serve.
Evolution of Health Care
As health care itself evolved, our professional journey merged into a collective and global journey of the Human Species in search for the Elixir of Immortality in the field of health-and-wellness care. Building and maintaining a healthy physique has become the focus of health-and-wellness centers throughout the land. “Functional Medicine” is the latest buzz word among chiropractors who are exploring the benefits of nutrition in restoring function to failing organs, tissues and glands. “Clinical Nutrition” has come into the holistic model here in the West, as the cause of more and more diseases was found to be related to poor dietary habits and an “Empty Harvest,” as Dr. Bernard Jensen describes our commercially grown fruits and vegetables in his book by the same name. Depleted soil can only render foods deficient in vital nutrients, resulting in missing cogs in the nutrient chain, thereby creating an interference to the flow of vital life force in and through the body. This is a modality that I have found to be indispensable in my practice.
Acupuncture and several other techniques, such as BioEnergetic Synchronization (BEST), have also emerged as energy-based healing methodologies to take their places in Western Holistic Medicine. Eastern healing traditions have long been harbingers of holistic healing and many of their traditions have found their way into our healthcare systems. Practices such as meditation and yoga have become popular, and gyms are popping up everywhere.
This revolution in health-and-wellness care has drawn the attention of the Guardian of the Threshold, the FDA and the AMA, as chiropractic boards began expanding their scope of practice to include procedures that heretofore have been the exclusive domain of Medicine. With the emergence of Applied Clinical Nutrition, Contact Reflex Analysis (muscle testing) and Functional Endocrinology, such conditions as diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and even autoimmune disease are being treated and reversed by chiropractors and other alternative practitioners, much to the objection of medical licensing boards. Law suits have been filed and fines levied.
This is not stopping the evolution of health care, however. People have awakened and started to assume responsibility for their health, a responsibility that had been placed with trust in the willing and able hands of Modern Medicine — which unfortunately has cornered the market on the treatment of disease, especially of Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer, and other autoimmune diseases.
“Keepers of the Flame”
“Alternative healthcare” made its debut in the last half of the twentieth century carrying the torch of holistic healing into the New Age of Aquarius. Holistic practitioners began popping up throughout the healing field. The words Attunement and Sound Healing entered our vocabulary as energy healing modalities. I was introduce to a model of Attunement in the late nineteen-sixties that works with the energy fields around the endocrine glands, as well as with the Chakra energy centers of the Eastern tradition and Reiki. I later incorporated Sound Healing into my attunement service. The consciousness of humanity has begun to shift to a higher frequency of awareness that has awakened a realization that we are spiritual beings having a human experience rather than physical beings having a spiritual experience.
This realization was actually dawning as early as the turn of the twentieth century when BJ Palmer published The Bigness of the Fellow Within in which he tells stories about the “Giant and the pigmy”– the inner spiritual Self and the outer mental self, or the “Innate Intelligence” and the “educated intelligence.” This realization lit up his mind and put a fire in his heart that burned passionately for several decades and was carried forward by those who came to the light of his shining and became inspired to bring forth a new paradigm of vibrational healing.
As the fire began to cool in their hearts and the light began to dim in their minds, the torch was set aside in lieu or a “more scientific” approach to Chiropractic. Now the torch has been given to others to carry forward, along with a new paradigm of health care which honors once again the innate healing powers of the body. We’ve come full cycle back, or forward, to our humble beginnings as magnetic healers, only now calling ourselves “Holistic Healers” and “Energy Workers.” A few colleges still teach principled chiropractic and a small but passionate number of chiropractors still carry the flame in their hearts and in their clinics. The Torch has not been entirely dropped.
The table has been turned
Alternative health care has now become Medicine’s nemesis as more and more doctors are returning to school and abandoning the reductionistic model in lieu of the holistic model of true health care. Physicians of all disciplines are attending seminars to educate and certify themselves in clinical nutrition, herbal medicine and other modalities emerging with the holistic paradigm. It’s what the people want and are asking for, and the people have the final say in such personal matters as their health. And the irony of it all is that health insurance doesn’t generally cover alternative health care, a forty-plus-billion-dollar industry.
The wave has been set in motion and it will dissolve the monopolistic stronghold Medicine has assumed over health care. It will ultimately be defeated by its nemesis and be forced to vacate its self-appointed role as the Guardian of the Threshold to the health care arena. Licensing boards will not be able to stem the tide of this revolution as doctors and non-medical practitioners in the field of healthcare dare to take on the reversal and cure of diseases only Medicine has held the legal right to treat symptomatically.
It’s a new day . . . thank God! And I am glad to have lived long enough to see it and be a part of its dawning. God bless our doctors, especially our surgeons, whose hearts are in the right place of compassion for the sick and suffering and have only a prescription pad and a scalpel between them and their patients. The vast world of Mother Nature’s Cornucopia of natural medicines lies open and ready to heal all our ills.
Thank you for sharing my thoughts. Do feel free to share yours.
Here’s to your health and healing,
Anthony Palombo, DC
Dr. Leonard Coldwell claims that any type of cancer can be cured in just 2 to 16 weeks. Click on the link below for his brief video interview. You will be surprised when you see it. Yes, that’s true, cancer can be cured. I hope you’ll be amazed as I was when I watched the video for the first time.
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I’m going to open this post with a very timely and innovative story about what has come to be called “Energy Medicine.” Then I will comment on the video clip and talk about “Energy Healing,” an altogether different story. Here’s the TED video clip.
DR. ROYAL RIFE’S CANCER CURE
This technology had its debut in the 1930’s with its inventor Dr. Royal Rife (1888-1971) in Southern California. He not only invented the wave generator that produced the exact frequency needed to blast cancer cells, he built a complex and elaborate microscope that could figure out the precise frequency of the cancer cells. His experiment with cancer patients sent to him by medical doctors was so successful – 100% successful – that it posed an existential threat to the then upcoming medical and drug industry. So dire was the threat that his lab was burned down and his equipment destroyed, leading to his “tragic demise at the hands of the AMA, led by their attack dog Morris Fishbein, and ultimately the FDA’s police actions.” He died a pauper somewhere south of the border in Mexico. A sad ending for a great soul’s earthly journey. Rife technology resurfaced, thanks to the Internet, some years ago and is being used by alternative healthcare practitioners worldwide. Medical science has no right to claim “discovery” of this technology.
There is a caveat hidden within this technology, however, which the good professor did not address; probably isn’t even aware of it. Here is the big caveat: Auto-Immune Disease Syndrome (AIDS) can result from blasting cancer cells with sound or with any other chemical or mechanical force. Here’s how:
INAPPROPRIATE DNA PRESENCE
When a cell dies from natural causes, a process called apoptosis (cell suicide), the cellular debris is neatly packaged in a membranous capsule, DNA and all, for safe elimination from the body via the lymphatic system and ultimately the bloodstream and appropriate organs of elimination.
On the other hand, when a cell is blasted and destroyed by foreign outside forces, such as sound vibration in this TED presentation, the cellular debris is ejected into the body fluid around the cell, DNA and all, where it is picked up piecemeal by the lymphatic system and dumped into the bloodstream for conveyance to the appropriate organs of elimination.
So, is there a problem with this? Yes there is.
The problem with this is that the DNA of organs and tissues do not belong in the bloodstream and therefore becomes a toxic substance simply by reason of its inappropriate location in the body, and the immune system will attack and destroy it as a toxic threat.
Well, that’s good, isn’t it?
Yes and no. Yes, it’s good that the immune system attacks and destroys misplaced DNA and other cellular debris dumped into the bloodstream by the lymphatic system. No it is NOT good that the immune system attacks any part of SELF, and DNA is very much a part of SELF.
There is some promising cancer research being done and used in the area of what is being labeled “Immunotherapy” which somehow elicits an anti-tumor immune response in the body by turning on the T-cells to search and destroy cancer cell without the toxic side effects of chemotherapy. MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is pioneering this new technology. When I first read about it three years ago they were able to turn on the T-cells but had not yet found a way to turn them off, which could lead to autoimmune conditions. I note that Immunotherapy is now out and being used against some cancers in humans, so I trust they have resolved this problem. I have not yet learned how the destroyed cancer cells are safely eliminated from the body.
Auto-Immune Disease Syndrome is a condition where the immune system of the body attacks SELF — that is, any part of the its host body that belongs to that body. For example, if the cancer cell is a thyroid cell — remember, cancer is the proliferation of normal cells out of the control of the body — it contains the DNA of the thyroid cell. When the immune system attacks this thyroid DNA in the bloodstream, it may well turn on the thyroid gland itself and begin attacking the DNA in the cells of the gland. This is the underlying cause of Hashimoto. The same holds true for every organ, gland and tissue in the body where cancer is attacked from outside the body. The cellular debris is not properly encapsulated for safe and secure elimination and the immune system may well turn on that organ, gland or tissue having identified its DNA as a toxin in the bloodstream. The patient is made vulnerable to the development of an autoimmune condition.
ECHINACEA & IMMUNE SYSTEM MODULATION
There is a protective measure available, and it’s Echinacea. Echinacea is an herb that helps modulate, or balance, the immune system. When the immune system is hypo (under-active), the body is vulnerable to infectious diseases caused by the invasion of pathogens, such as strep and staph bacteria and viruses. When the immune system is hyper (overly aggressive), then the body is susceptible to an autoimmune conditions, such as Hashimoto, Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus and Celiac disease, just to name a few. (Click HERE to learn more)
It is smart prevention to take Echinacea on a daily basis. There’s been a misunderstanding about this herb in that it has been wrongfully touted as a booster or stimulant to the immune system. It is that, but only if the immune system is hypo-active. Echinacea is not only an immune system booster but a calming herb for the immune system. This is why it can be taken daily to keep the immune system balanced and ready to meet whatever condition threatens the integrity and wellbeing of the body.
I personally take Echinacea Premium by Mede-Herb every day. I like this preparations of Echinacea because it includes the root of the plant in its formula where the modulating properties are found. Echinacea Premium comes in liquid and tablet form for easy dosing. One teaspoon or tablet per day provides excellent immune system support. You can order this product through me. Simply drop me an email.
Now a few words about “Energy Healing,” which is totally different from “Energy Medicine.” We must understand that only the life of the body heals the body, and that healing comes from within and not from without. Sound doesn’t heal. Only Life heals, specifically that aspect of Life we call Love, the cohesive power that holds the Universe together. Sound, especially pure tones and harmonic sound, may be used to soothe a troubled heart and condition the body to receive healing from within. It can be used to provide a vibrational carrier wave for the healing power of Love and for moving healing energy through the whole person, body-mind, heart and spirit. I use sound in my healing and attunement service in this manner.
Attunement is a vibrational healing art that works with the energy-management systems of the Endocrine Glands and the Chakras in balancing and harmonizing them. The Attunement Current, as it is called in this field of the sacred healing arts, is the healing and transforming current of Love. Inherent in the Attunement Current are all of the many and various frequencies to be found in the body. There are seven primary tonal frequencies, just as in music and in the light spectrum.
Also inherent in Life is the Intelligence that knows how and when to apply these frequencies in the body. This is not so with sound that is applied to the body for healing purposes. The tonal frequencies of Love are applied in the body by way of light photons, and it is the Force of Love that transports Light.
LIGHT IS ALIVE
Here is something of a description of how this works that I found while re-reading David Wilcock’s thoroughly researched and profoundly written book THE SYNCHRONICITY KEY.
In his research into the underlying causes of cancer, Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp discovered back in 1970 that DNA stores photons, and later discovered that all different forms of life were absorbing photons into their DNA. “The photons,” he found, “seemed to be intelligently directed–as if they knew where they were going and were being guided from one organism to the other.”
Furthermore, when Popp broke open a DNA molecule with a chemical known as ethidium bromide, a flood of about a thousand photons surged out. This suggests that each DNA molecule is like a miniature fiber-optic cable. Photons zing back and forth inside the DNA at light speed until they need to be used by the body. Popp also found that these photons were intimately related to our level of physical health. In areas of the body that were weakened or diseased, the amount of light stored in our DNA was significantly lower–or could almost be entirely absent . . . and that as we go through stress, our DNA sheds more and more of its light and quickly grows darker. . . . When healing needs to occur, our DNA apparently releases photons so the light can go make the repairs that are needed.
Another great pioneer in this category is Dr. Glen Rein a biochemist who graduated from the University of London. Rein found that we can control how much light is being stored in someone else’s DNA. Loving, nurturing thoughts create a healing response, increasing the number of photons in the DNA, whereas sudden anger and aggression pulled the light right out of the molecule. In this case, the DNA was from an entirely different person’s body, in a tissue sample from a human placenta. Additionally, Dr. Rein’s participants could consciously control whether or not they were healing the DNA. When they intended to heal the DNA in the placenta, it worked; but if they just focused on being loving and did not direct their minds toward the DNA, the number of photons inside it remained unchanged.
Wilcock draws a profound conclusion:
If we reimagine the universe as a single, vast, living being, then all aspects of the universe are alive. The universe is now built to make biological life–on the quantum level. Light, therefore, would be alive in its own right.
In this model of a living universe, which I prefer to describe as the cloak of the Living God, love is both the creator of biological life forms and the power that transports the substance of light between organisms–within the body and between bodies, distance notwithstanding. With our very thoughts of someone far away we create a vibrational channel through which love moves light to offer healing to another–and to our world.
This, to me, is the magic of the Attunement Current, in which all tonal frequencies used in creating and healing biological forms are contained and intelligently guided. These frequencies are the tones, overtones and undertones of Sacred Sound. Making them audible is a profoundly transformative experience.
In this Holy Season of Christmas, we have the blessed opportunity again to share the Light of Love with one another, through our carols, cards and gifts. In that light, I pray the blessings of the One whose birth we celebrate this time of year find a peaceful place in our hearts to rest. And may the New Year bring you unexpected joy and surprising adventures.
To your health and healing,
Dr. Anthony Palombo
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I have come upon an excellent video by cardiologist Dr. Steven Guntry that I believe everyone would benefit greatly viewing – well, at least to the first 30 minutes or so. The second half of the video is about his supplements, which are no doubt very excellent products, notwithstanding the high-pressure sales pitch. I think the doctor’s intentions are noble and compassionate and his heat is in the right place.
Disregarding the sales pitch, however, Dr. Guntry’s message is very sensible and worth the listening time. Our gut is truly where our health and our diseases all begin, and we are ignoring this fact by and large. If you are having digestive and bowel issues, or you can’t lose weight, or crave sweets or junk foods, feel bloated after meals, suffer with joint pains, have food allergies, then listen to Dr. Steven Guntry’s presentation of why we have all these problems and how we can easily solve them just by choosing our foods wisely. I will simply leave you to your discretion and interest with the link to Dr. Guntry’s video. Enjoy.
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Here’s to your health
Anthony Palombo, DC – Doctor of Chiropractor and practitioner of Applied Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine)
GARLIC AND GINGER TO THE RESCUE!
Here’s a recipe I found on Facebook that is sure to make your fit with the flu and colds short-lived. Garlic has many health benefits. The following is by Prevent Disease by John Summerly. (http://wisemindhealthybody.com/prevent-disease/ginger-garlic-soup-recipe/)
The amazing benefits of Allicin
A recent and significant finding from Washington State University shows that garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting disease causing bacteria commonly responsible for foodborne illness.
When the garlic is crushed, alliin becomes allicin. Research shows that allicin helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure and also helps prevents blood clots. Garlic can also reduce the risk of developing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Compounds in this familiar bulb kill many organisms, including bacteria and viruses that cause earaches, flu and colds. Research indicates that garlic is also effective against digestive ailments and diarrhea. What’s more, further studies suggest that this common and familiar herb may help prevent the onset of cancers.
‘This chemical has been known for a long time for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal powers,’ says Helen Bond, a Derbyshire-based consultant dietitian and spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association.
So, here’s a recipe for Ginger Garlic soup:
Ginger Soup To Kick That Cold To The Curb
I’ve got chills…and they’re multiplying (Common cold with chills and clear runny nose. No fever). Boost your qi, build your blood and kick that cold to the curb broth.
- 1-2 inch piece of Fresh Ginger sliced thinly.
- 4 Green onions sliced into medium sized pieces.
- 1-2 garlic cloves peeled and chopped (you can also use a garlic press).
- 6 cups Chicken bone broth (see below) -You can also use regular chicken stock for this recipe if you don’t have the time or broth ready.
- And for vegetarians, see below for another option.
- Place ginger, onions, garlic and mushrooms (if you choose) in a pot and add a small amount of broth.
- Simmer until ingredients are softened.
- Add the rest of the stock and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20-30minutes. Sip on broth throughout the day and feel better!
This broth/soup can be stored in the fridge easily for a few days. You can also eat the ginger pieces if you like for some extra heat.
Feel free to add some other vegetables if you desire to make it more of a meal. But be careful not to add too much salt as salt tends to bring things deeper into the body and this is more about pushing out the cold virus.
- Add in dried or fresh mushrooms (shitake, maitake, etc.) to add an extra boost for your qi.
- Add in 4-5 pieces of Astragalus (Huang Qi) to the broth as it is simmering to boost your immune system and energy (qi).
A Note On The Stock
Bone broth is incredibly easy to make and just takes a bit of time, but not a lot of energy. If you have a slow cooker that’s great or I would just let my broth simmer on the lowest setting possible on my stove overnight to get the same effect.
Here’s to your health!
Anthony Palombo, DC
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Gosh, I haven’t posted on my blog since November 2nd, when I promised to follow up that article on Gluten intolerance – more accurately called “glyphosate poisoning“- with an article on how to repair the gut lining which glyphosate in Round-Up erodes. In Functional Medicine we know this condition as “Leaky-Gut Syndrome.” But before I tell you about the repair kit I use to help a client who has Leaky Gut Syndrome along with food sensitivities, let’s talk about what this condition is all about.
WHAT IS LEAKY GUT SYNDROME?
The small intestine is lined with small finger-like projections of tissue called villi which increase the surface area of the intestine and contain specialized cells that transport substances into the bloodstream. Although these villi do not aid in the digestion of nutrients, they do help with nutrient absorption.
A leaky gut is just that: a gut that leaks. Clinically we call this condition “Intestinal Villi Permeability” and that describes the condition very accurately. The intestinal villi act as filters that screen nutrients based on size and allow only fully digested food particles to pass between them and be taken up into the bloodstream. What happens in cases of “food allergies,” which are more often than not food sensitivities, is these tiny filters are spread thin by glyphosate poisoning so that larger and not-fully-digested food particles leak through the intestinal wall and into the blood stream where they immediately become foreign invaders that are attacked by the immune system. This triggers a profuse flood of histamines that inflame and crowd the air passageways of the lungs making it difficult to breathe. Some food allergies, such a peanut allergy, are known to cause anaphylactic reactions* that can cause death by suffocation if not treated immediately with a bronchial dilator like Albuterol.
*Anaphylactic reactions (anaphylaxis) are sudden, widespread, potentially severe and life-threatening allergic reactions. Anaphylactic reactions often begin with a feeling of uneasiness, followed by tingling sensations, especially in the lips, and dizziness.
Here’s what I recommend in my practice as a natural repair kit for a leaky gut:
BUCKWHEAT & RAW OKRA TO THE RESCUE
Buckwheat, that thick pseudo flour that isn’t wheat and therefore contains no gluten, is the mainstay nutritional protocol for healing and fortifying body tissues that have lost their tone, which is what happens to the tissues lining the intestines when assaulted by glyphosate. Where does the glyphosate come from? Largely from the wheat flour in breads, pastry and pasta products. How does it get into the wheat flour? Our Commercial Farmers spray their wheat crops with Round Up to defoliate the wheat for easier harvesting. Insane? Yes! Nevertheless, it’s done and we suffer with food allergies of all sorts because of this insane practice, which I think is criminal because they know how toxic Round Up is. But that’s another story which I wrote about in my previous post.
Raw Okra contains proteolitic enzymes that literally digest undigested proteins that cling to the inner lining of the intestines in the form of mucous. (Enzymes are the workhorses of the body that busy themselves repairing body tissues.) This sticky mucous forms a coating that prevents nutrient absorption and causes irritating inflammation in the bowels (IBS). Now, one can either eat the small okra pods, or one can take it in a capsule. I prefer the capsule myself, although I have clients who love the taste of baby okra.
Let’s talk about buckwheat first, and here I will refer to my Clinical Reference Guide for simple explanations:
Buckwheat is an anti-scurvy staple food that goes back to ancient Mesopotamia. It has been largely eliminated from the Western diet and with it the anti-fragility factors from vitamin C complex known as vitamin P factor from Buckwheat.
Standard Process Labs, producer of whole food supplements, provides an excellent source of buckwheat in their products CYRUTA and CYRUTA-PLUS. Here’s what their late Head of Research and Development, John Courtney, says about these products:
CYRUTA and CYRUTA-PLUS are both made from the green buckwheat plant. . . . CYRUTA-PLUS is made from the leaves of the plant. This is very high in the naturally occurring “P” factors for the person with “pink toothbrush” (bleeding gums) or who bruises easily. CYRUTA is made from the seeds as well as the leaves of the plant. This contains INOSITOL and the calcium and cholesterol metabolizing factors, as well as the naturally occurring “P” factors. It is very good for the person with high blood pressure along with vascular fragility. Those two problems can often lead to stroke.
CYRUTA-PLUS will support healing and strengthening of fragile capillaries, of which there are many in the lining of the intestinal tract. It also supports repair and toning up of blood arteries and vessels that have aneurysms, often the cause of migraine headaches. I prescribe this supplement, along with a Folic Acid supplement, for clients with high levels of C-Reactive Protein, a major indicator of heart disease; also for clients with ulcerative colitis. Dosage ranges from 3 to 12 tablets per day taken with meals and with a full glass of water.
OKRA PEPSIN E-3 is another product by Standard Process that I prescribe for clients with ulcerative conditions in the intestines. It is also supportive of the healing and repair process of the leaky gut, a condition wherein proteins pass through the eroded gut lining and enter the blood stream. This triggers a histamine reaction to flush out the proteins. The only way to cure this condition of food-sensitivity and allergy is to heal up the leaky gut.
Okra Pepsin E-3, like Comfrey Pepsin, contains a substance known as allantoin, a strong healing factor. The E-3 in this product is vitamin E, also a strong tissue healing nutrient. Together they make up a powerful team for healing and repairing eroded tissues throughout the body, but especially in the lining of the intestinal tract. Dosage ranges from 2 – 6 per day taken with meals.
GASTREX – In order to help heal up any ulceration that might be present, GASTREX, which also contains okra pepsin, is recommended to kick-start the healing process. GASTREX relieves gastritis and promotes healing of the GI tract, especially the stomach and duodenum. At the same time it detoxifies with absorbent clay, while okra, chlorophyll, duodenal extract, and silica promote healing.
Of course, the obvious first step to take is to stop eating bread and wheat products commercially grown and produced. Not only for the purpose of eliminating gluten, which one needs to avoid until the gut is repaired, but in order to stop eroding your gut further with glyphosates. I will be glad to help anyone who wants to include the use of this gut repair protocol in their health care regimen. For a phone consultation with me, simply send me an email with your telephone number. My consultation fee is $65/hour and I will provide the supplements you will need. Just drop me an email. Payment can be made by credit card. Until my next post . . .
Here’s to a Happy and Healthy 2018!
Anthony Palombo, DC, Applied Clinical Nutrition & Holistic Health Care
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(CAVEAT: This article may engender fear. Let not your heart be troubled, however, as I will address the issue from a nutritional and holistic perspective, as well as offer ways to repair the damage glyphosates do to the gut, in my next post. So, hold steady and stay tuned – and read my reply to one of my reader’s comment below, as well as his comment. )
It’s NOT gluten. It’s Round-Up that’s poisoning our wheat. Read this important article to learn the facts about so-called “gluten intolerance.”
Gluten Intolerance is really GLYPHOSATE POISONING
What if….”gluten intolerance” is really “glyphosate poisoning”?
Gluten has been in wheat since it was first grown. Sure, there have always been folks who have problems digesting wheat or grains with gluten. Today, about 50% of the world have problems with gluten. (1) Something has changed.
That “something” is glyphosate.
Glyphosate has only been on this planet since Monsanto patented it as “Roundup” in 1973. This chemical herbicide goes by 32 or more tradenames and, now that the patent protection expired in 2000, is made by nine chemical companies — most of whom, not coincidentally, are also in the drug business. Over 200 million pounds of it is used all over the world every year. That’s 100,000 tons! Roundup brings in half of Monsanto’s yearly profits. Like vaccines, each manufacturer can add its own extra ingredients called adjuvants or surfactants. Some data suggests that the adjuvants are even more toxic than the glyphosate. (2)
The original use of glyphosate was to prevent weeds. Somewhere along the way, it was discovered that a pre-harvest spraying of glyphosate directly onto the crops made for an easier harvest, as it desiccates the material. WHEAT and CANE SUGAR are the two foods most often treated in this manner. What foods have wheat and sugar? Take a walk down the cereal aisle, the one with the pretty boxes that beckon to your children. See the cookies, crackers, breads, cakes — all those things that have gluten — as well as a double dose of glyphosate.
And I really, really mean “nice.” Etymology: Middle English, foolish, wanton, from Old French, from Latin nescius ignorant, from nescire not to know.
Monsanto applied for the patent on glyphosate with full knowledge that it worked by blocking the shikimate pathway of plants and certain bacteria. Therefore, since people are not plants or bacteria, glyphosate must be safe, they told the FDA.
What Monsanto did not disclose is that the bacteria in a human gut all have shikimate pathways. This is huge. Without gut bacteria, people become very ill and malnourished, develop antibodies to their own organs, mentally depressed, full of yeast and other pathogenic bacteria, and mineral deficient. Nerve transmission fails and energy is gone. The mind cannot focus. Children get labeled at school as having behavior problems. Adults think they are crazy and run to the Prozac. This could only have happened if the scientists at Monsanto and FDA are malevolent and the worst sort of facinorous psychopaths. They are not nice guys, not ignorant of their deeds; let us call them what they are: Murderers.
I submit: You do not have gluten intolerance; that is a symptom. You have been poisoned by glyphosate, therefore you have GLYPHOSATE POISONING. The first step to healing is calling something what it is. Using euphemisms and hiding wickedness behind medicalese and nebulous diagnoses does no one any good. The guilty go free and the victims are denied proper treatment and timely justice.
(1) Dr. Ford, a pediatrician in Christchurch, New Zealand and author of The Gluten Syndrome, says he believes the percentage of people who are gluten-sensitive actually could be between 30% and 50%. Source: http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/glutenintolerance/a/How-Many-People-Have-Gluten-Sensitivity.htm
(2) “…with respect to glyphosate formulations, experimental studies suggest that the toxicity of the surfactant, polyoxyethyleneamine (POEA), is greater than the toxicity of glyphosate alone and commercial formulations alone.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyethoxylated_tallow_amine
For further study:
Monsanto’s Roundup Causes Gluten Intolerance http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/study-monsantos-roundup-causes-gluten-intolerance/
Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance
Dr. Stephanie Seneff interviewed by Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology, discussing the paper above.
The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.
This article reveals new data that indicates our vegetables and fruits, herbs and grasses, are increasingly becoming more and more nutrient deficient due to increased CO2 levels in our planet’s atmosphere. This re-emphasizes the dire need for wholefood supplementation in our diet. It is becoming increasingly necessary, if we wish to live long and healthy lives, that we take daily dosages of wholefood nutrients, such as those grown and produced by Standard Process Labs at their huge organic farm up in Palmyra, Wisconsin. Take a few minutes to enjoy the award-winning documentary vimeo at this site and learn more about the production of wholefood supplements. Now for the breaking news story about . . .
Here’s the conclusion of the article:
In 2014, Myers and a team of other scientists published a large, data-rich study in the journal Nature that looked at key crops grown at several sites in Japan, Australia and the United States that also found rising CO2 led to a drop in protein, iron and zinc. It was the first time the issue had attracted any real media attention.
“The public health implications of global climate change are difficult to predict, and we expect many surprises,” the researchers wrote. “The finding that raising atmospheric CO2 lowers the nutritional value of C3 crops is one such surprise that we can now better predict and prepare for.”
The same year―in fact, on the same day―Loladze, then teaching math at the The Catholic University of Daegu in South Korea, published his own paper, the result of more than 15 years of gathering data on the same subject. It was the largest study in the world on rising CO2 and its impact on plant nutrients. Loladze likes to describe plant science as ““noisy”―research-speak for cluttered with complicating data, through which it can be difficult to detect the signal you’re looking for. His new data set was finally big enough to see the signal through the noise, to detect the “hidden shift,” as he put it.
What that means for humans―whose main food intake is plants―is only just starting to be investigated. Researchers who dive into it will have to surmount obstacles like its low profile and slow pace, and a political environment where the word “climate” is enough to derail a funding conversation. It will also require entirely new bridges to be built in the world of science―a problem that Loladze himself wryly acknowledges in his own research. When his paper was finally published in 2014, Loladze listed his grant rejections in the acknowledgements.
I think you will agree that this study is crucial to the health of humanity. Thank you for staying with the lengthy article — and for visiting Standard Process’s website.
Until my next post, here’s to your health and healing.
Anthony Palombo, DC, ACN
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This is a very timely and important video clip. We all need to hear this message and make fundamental, and in some cases radical, changes in the way we grow, process and consume our food. It also points out the absolute necessity for whole-food supplementation of vitamins and especially minerals. The soil that our food is grown in has been depleted of minerals since the 1940’s. Without minerals, vitamins can’t be utilized, leading to malnutrition; glandular (iodine for the thyroid) function fails leading to all sorts of health issues, obesity included. The bottom line is SUPPLEMENT your diet with whole food nutritional supplements. I use Standard Process Labs and Medi-Herb in my practice, the very best in supplementation and botanicals. View the video and be informed. (Click on the YouTube icon at the bottom to enlarge the screen)
My best to your health
Dr. Anthony Palombo