The Real Source of Ill Health Conditions, Symptoms and Degenerative Diseases
Catastrophic is how most health educators would
describe the lack of well-being and vigor of people residing in Western
industrialized nations. Toward the end of this article we will examine some of
the ways individuals can make simple easy changes and create real differences in
their personal health.
The World Health Organization classifies the United States as the twentieth
healthiest nation (using normal “health” indicators.) Clearly, something is not
working properly in this “health care” system.
Conservatively, about one out of every five Americans now suffer from some form
of premature aging (degenerative) disease such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, vascular disease, glaucoma, emphysema, kidney disease, liver
cirrhosis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, cancer, and many other
serious and needless illnesses. This of course includes premature
degenerative spine disease.
What We Are Not Told About These “Diseases”
The new thinking is that today’s “diseases” and conditions are not “diseases” in
their own right. Rather, they are all symptoms of the “Disease of Old Age.”
Interestingly, this understanding was already a part of orthodox medicine’s
thinking in the 1930’s when it had determined the links between the new disease
of “Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes and the rise in many of the diseases we know
today. They did not have the knowledge of today that can demonstrate what happens
at a cellular level due to this sugar/insulin derangement – but they did
understand that once diabetes II developed, the patient would go on to develop
“symptoms” and illness that today are isolated into specialized diseases.
Diabetics were especially prone to develop heart and vascular problems, nerve
degeneration, blindness, certain cancers, for example.
Why Are We Zeroing In On Insulin/Sugar As The Cause of Disease?
Mainly, because there is a “Story” here that when told may help with
understanding about all disease processes and their causes. It’s a story that
needs to be told because it also explains why our current medical system is not
able to “Cure” these deadly diseases or to even cure what the World Health
Organization and medical educators described as our, “lack of well-being and
vigor of people residing in Western industrialized nations.”
There are certainly many other reasons for the development of illness and
disorder in various parts of the body beside sugar/insulin. However, it looks
like the sugar/insulin problem is one of the biggest contributors to the
development of the “specialty diseases” we so unsuccessfully deal with today.
How Big is This Problem?
It is estimated that between 64 to 93% people in the US, have sugar/insulin
metabolic imbalances that “new medical science” determined to be one the leading
factors in the development of degenerative old age “specialty diseases.”
Moreover, this is one problem we all have control over, and do not need to wait
for these serious diseases to develop.
As you read you will see sugar/insulin, (and some other secondary factors,)
lead to many premature aging “diseases” we battle with today.
The first of
the major causal factors (diet) has conclusively been tied to the time-line of
the introduction of a new dietary system by the chemical/food industry. This new
diet of processed (dead foods) food, bad fats, empty carbs and high sugars
known to be the greatest contributor to the poor health of westernized nations
You may be one of the high number who have insulin resistance or diabetes II,
and a few simple tests can determine this. You can then begin to turn everything
around. If you don’t test you could be leaving yourself open to the progression
of any and all of the associated diseases listed above.
Can Biological (Lifespan) Age Be Tested for or Predicted?
The single greatest marker for lifespan, as they are finding in the centenarian
studies, is INSULIN, specifically insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity can
predict a person’s biological age, which may turn out to be much older than
their actual, or chronological age.
It is a fact that insulin is toxic to every cell in our bodies. Every time a
cell is exposed to insulin, that cell becomes a bit more “insulin resistant.”
Therefore, over a “normal” life span it is likely for a person to become more
and more insulin resistant or to even develop diabetes as they age – no matter
how much or what type of sugar they have consumed during that lifetime.
We are going to look at the results of some of the Centenarian studies a bit
later in this article, but for now we need to continue with the “Story” that
demonstrates the link of insulin/sugar to the isolated diseases of today.
WHAT WAS HISTORICALLY KNOWN ABOUT THE ISOLATED DISEASES OF TODAY?
“In the 1920-30’s when Diabetes II had begun to increase dramatically,
physicians well understood that strokes, both ischemic and hemorrhagic, heart
failure due to neuropathy as well as both ischemic and hemorrhagic coronary
events, obesity, atherosclerosis, elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol,
elevated triglycerides, impotence, retinopathy, renal failure, liver failure,
polycystic ovary syndrome, elevated blood sugar, systemic candida, impaired
carbohydrate metabolism, poor wound healing, impaired fat metabolism, peripheral
neuropathy as well as many more of today's ‘epidemic’ disorders, were
identifiable symptoms of diabetes.” 
In 1949 that thinking all changed. It became common medical practice to refer to
these symptoms as if they were separate, independent diseases with separate
unrelated proprietary treatments provided by competing medical specialists.
“In 1949, the US medical community reclassified the “symptoms” of diabetes,
along with many other disease symptoms, into diseases in their own right. With
this reclassification as the new basis for diagnosis, competing medical
specialty groups quickly seized upon related groups of symptoms as their own
proprietary symptom set.
Heart failure for example, which had previously been understood to often be only
a symptom of diabetes II, now became a disease no longer connected to diabetes.
The causal role of a failed blood sugar control system in heart failure became
obscured. Consistent with the new medical paradigm, none of the treatments
offered by the heart specialist actually cures, or is even intended to cure,
their proprietary disease. It has recently become fashionable to think that
diabetes "increases cardio-vascular risk." 
We looked at that in our article, “Metabolic Syndrome.” A syndrome composed
group of disorders that can gauge risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.
This is one of those Proprietary medical Specialties (cardio-vascular
“Before 1920 and the rise in
the new Diabetes problem, coronary heart disease was rare in America; so rare
that when a young internist named Paul Dudley White introduced the German
electrocardiograph to his colleagues at Harvard University, they advised him to
concentrate on a more profitable branch of medicine.
The new machine revealed the
presence of arterial blockages, thus permitting early diagnosis of coronary
heart disease. However, in those days, clogged arteries were a medical
rarity, and White had to search for patients who could benefit from his new
During the next forty
years, however, the incidence of coronary heart disease rose dramatically, so
much so that by the mid fifties heart disease was the leading cause of death
among Americans. “
Diabetes In 1900, Diabetes II had a per
capita incidence of 0.0028%, and by 1933, it
zoomed 1000% in the US
In the 40 years from 1965 to 1997 diagnosed cases of diabetes II went from 1
million to 10 million people. Do the math for the increase.
Then in the 5 years from 1997 to 2002 it went from 10 million to 17 million.
That is almostdouble the number in only 5 years. Diabetes is now being
identified in westernized nations as an Epidemic. 1.3 million new cases are
diagnosed each year in the US.
Here are the numbers we need to think about
Those numbers with full-blown Diabetes 2
Those numbers diagnosed or estimated to have
Those numbers who currently suffer with Insulin
Resistance and don’t know it
Those numbers with full-blown Diabetes 2 In 2003 the US had
diagnosed and added an estimated number of
to produce a total of 18 million diabetics. However some experts believe the
estimated undiagnosed diabetics numbers are considerably higher than the CDC
estimates. If we look at the new numbers, it means that in the US there could be
as many as 28 to 30 million diagnosed and undiagnosed cases of diabetes 2. Why
there are so many undiagnosed cases of diabetes can be directly related to the
fact that many people have full-blown diabetes for up to 10 years before an
actual clinic diagnoses is made.
Those numbers with Metabolic Syndrome (Frank
Insulin Resistance) Consider, it is estimated 25–50% of the US population has Metabolic
(AKA, Syndrome X, Pre-diabetes) the major precursor for full-blown diabetes.
This syndrome is not only headed by Insulin Resistance, but caused by
Resistance. By the time a person is diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome they are a
very short distance away from diabetes 2 or their test results may determine
they already have the disease. It means their bodies’ have been dealing with
Insulin Resistance for possibly 10 to 30 years.
Those with Insulin Resistance – Long Prior to Metabolic
Studies have shown that Insulin Resistance may be present in one out of every
three apparently healthy adult people  in the US (2000.) Insulin Resistance
can begin in teen years and develop into diabetes 2 possibly by the time the
person is in their early 30s. If we consider that the CDC and NIH estimated that
1 out of every 3 children born in 2000 will be diabetic by the time they are 30
it means that, at any given time, very large numbers of people can be on the
insulin resistance ladder – anywhere from its early beginnings to the point of
diagnosable Metabolic Syndrome and/or full-blown diabetes 2.
What are the Known Totals?
It is estimated that upwards of 64 – and as high as 93% of
the US population has sugar/insulin metabolic imbalances.
Could you be one of these numbers?
Could your children?
It is too likely to ignore – and you DO NOT have to be obese.
Have you and your children been tested?
Why Wait to Develop Metabolic Syndrome or Diabetes 2??
TESTING FOR INSULIN RESISTANCE AND DIABETES As strange
as this may sound, in spite of the newly recognized dangers that
sugar/insulin problems have on the development of premature degenerative aging
diseases (including cardiovascular diseases) – testing for this hardly ever
takes place. In many cases, the patient may have had full-blown diabetes II for
years, before doctors signal for a test.
Even though there is now a major shake up occurring, it remains to be seen how
much influence this will have at the patient/doctor level, OR how soon testing
will become commonplace. Many, teaching hospitals are now training their doctors
to include a test for diabetes as part of a routine check-up after age 40. This
is too late an age to begin testing. This is an excellent diagnostic tool in
determining if you are already diabetic or close to it– is an inadequate tool for
prevention. Testing for
Insulin Resistance is vital. Finding insulin resistance can enable a person to
make necessary changes that will keep them from developing full-blown diabetes.
Insulin Resistance and Diabetes are now being found in Children 5 and 6 years
old. Waiting until these children are 40 is ludicrous. Some will already be dead
by this age.
Taking Charge of Your Own Health Unless your family practitioner is a Natural
physician, you must be the one to
request these tests. Make sure they are comprehensive tests and that they are
done more than once - and make sure your fasting insulin is also a part of those
tests – no matter how much “evidence” your doctor might produce to explain why
testing for insulin means nothing.
Scientists say something altogether different about this. Fasting insulin is
actually a disease prevention tool – it can give you an idea where you might be
standing on the “insulin resistance – diabetes ladder”. Another test that needs
to be done is a 5 hour Glucose Tolerance Test, along with the standard 2 hour.
We discuss testing for diabetes and insulin resistance, including fasting
insulin and give you the numbers and explain what they mean in the article
Kidney disease This is another disease that is not routinely tested for
and you should include
a test for this as well. It is one of the fastest rising causes of death today.
The biggest part of this rise is directly linked to the rise in Diabetes and
high blood pressure. Compare the diseases the diabetic and insulin resistant
person is expected to develop with just the conditions associated with Metabolic
Syndrome. All these relate to cardiovascular disease, kidney dysfunction, high
blood pressure, and inflammation. It is a very silent and sneaky disease. You
can be losing function over many years and not know it.
If you have high blood pressure – you may already be losing kidney function. If
you have also been battling insulin resistance or diabetes – especially if you
have not been tested for these, kidney failure is an even higher risk. Loss of
Kidney function cannot be regained. Scarring of the tissues takes place and as
of now no one can fix that. It is a disorder you want to find out about while
you still have as much of your kidney function left as possible. Kidney function
loss precipitates a huge metabolic imbalance.
Chronic kidney failure due to diabetes skyrocketed by 194% during 1990-2001.
Kidney failure related to high blood pressure (found with Insulin
Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome) increased by 99% in the same period.
Another thing that causes kidney function loss is pharmaceutical drugs. The
worst of these just happen to be NSAID’s and Acetaminophen. Drugs routinely
prescribed for people with back and neck pain and inflammation. The World Health
Organization recommends a trial of these types of drugs for pain control of no
longer than 2-3 weeks. Uncontrolled pain after this period of time means a move
to Opioids. Opioids have no know adverse affects on the body’s organs. NSAID’s
have been known to cause complete kidney shut-down after one dose. Granted, this
is rare, however the fact it occurs in the first place is an indication of the
dangers of this class of painkillers.
There is No Doubt About the Links Between These Degenerative Conditions
It does not matter if degenerative disease changes are due to “normal aging” or
“premature aging.” If we are to have any hope of curing or reversing these
disorders it appears that we need to - First: Stop thinking about the Specialty
Diseases” of today as if they were separate from one another. Both aging and
premature aging occur with the same type of metabolic changes in our bodies.
Second: we must stop trusting our westernized food supply for its ability to
help our bodies make the vital repairs they must if we are to maintain our
“Health.” There isn’t a scientist that is not aware of the damaging contribution
our westernized diets are having on our health. Well, except for the
chemical/food industry who have a big financial stake to keep us eating this
Review all the causes that can lead to
upper back and
neck pain. Look
at the article on
Degenerative Spinal Disease.
Without the Genetic aspect, all
these pain causing “conditions” including degenerative conditions of the back
and spine, should not be happening to younger age groups. Insulin/sugar problems
appear to be a major contributor to this. Even if it turns out that you do not
have a sugar/insulin problem as a part of an underlying metabolic imbalance –
you will find that no matter what the metabolic imbalance is - it will have some
or all of its roots in the diet you eat.
It is interesting to note that today
some of the most prestigious medical model
teaching hospitals are now recommending changes to the diet as a treatment aid,
especially cutting sugar, empty carbs and bad fats, making sure to increase the
levels of omega 3 fatty acids. In fact, changes in dietary fatty acid ratios,
which include changing to higher ratios of omega 3’s are now being found to
improve almost every condition and illness. It has actually reversed the nerve
and vascular damage that happens to diabetics. It cuts down on inflammatory
processes, helps reduce levels of pain – its list of accomplishments in
correcting and repairing disease and their symptoms grows every day.
There are good biological explanations for this. Cells (all 70 trillion of them)
require a fluid and slippery membrane for the healthy “in and out” transport of
all the required constituents that keep cells functioning properly. Cis-fatty
acids such as omega 3 are a major contributor to the fluidity of the cell
membrane. Diets today are made from primarily bad fats that actually make the
cellular membrane stiff and sticky and inhibit the in-out transport mechanism.
Transportation of glucose into the cell is especially affected - the interior
biochemistry of the cell is changed and glucose remains elevated in the
bloodstream creating the need for higher levels of insulin. Change the fatty
acid ratio and cells begin to function better and are able to then accept and
make use of the glucose.
Scientists may be right in their identification of sugar/insulin disorders as
the chief underlying cause of every disease
We know that Insulin resistance is primarily initiated by poor diet – made worse
by certain genetic factors. Which is why some people are more prone to
developing it than others.
IDENTIFIED CONTRIBUTORS TO AGING & PREMATURE AGING METABOLIC CHANGES Sugar/Insulin is not the Only Factor: A chronic high sugar/insulin level is not
the only factor contributing to system wide changes leading to mitochondrial and
diet of today, including all
nutrient poor processed foods, bad fats, high sugars, poor quality
carbohydrates, including toxins and hormones used in foods, and excess
Exposure to the 80,000 toxic chemicals and
artificially created hormones from those
toxic chemicals, and heavy
produced by the chemical/pharmaceutical/food industry.
of every kind
of Free Radicals.
Inappropriate or lack of healthy levels of
Put them all together and there is no wonder about the high rates of these
premature aging diseases that maim and kill our population long before their
Amazingly, just a simple change
to a proper nutrient rich diet can help to
manage every thing on this list but the “lack of appropriate levels of
exercise.” Exercising you have to do for yourself. Give the body the decent diet
it requires and it will be far better able to manage all the rest on the above
Unchecked, the factors (causing “premature aging”) in this and other western
nations are certain to see an ever increasing number of people contracting and
dying from these diseases.
Studies have been done that show those countries who begin to move toward a more
westernized diet soon begin to develop these disease, especially diabetes 2–
the numbers only increase the more they adopt the “western” food diet.
Developing Diabetes cuts between 17 to 27 years off your lifespan. It is the
ultimate premature aging disease.
Don’t Forget the Children: It is almost incomprehensible to us that children are
developing “Adult” onset Diabetes and are suffering from insulin resistance.
This is a recent development and it is directly attributable to the diet they
eat, the excess calories they consume, and the drop in their exercising that has
occurred over the past 10-20 years. Insulin Resistance and diabetes are being
found in children as young as five and six. Children are being born with
resistance, passed on from their mothers’ diets before and during pregnancy.
What we do know with certainty that just a century ago many of these illnesses
affecting us today were either rare or nonexistent. The rates of increase over
the past 50 years have been nothing short of shocking. The reasons for these
increases are unforgivable.
A Historical Perspective on Health, Nutrition and
Centenarians The lifestyles of our ancestors kept them free from the modern maladies that
currently plague people today. Yes, there was much less environmental pollution
even as recently as 100 years ago. Ancient life styles included food quality
that was definitely fresher and more nourishing. Even without all the new data
supporting diet as the prime
factor in our poor health today, it’s only logical
to conclude that the ingesting of fresh and more nutrient dense food is a major
factor in the retention of good health.
If our ancestors had access to MacDonald’s, donuts, sugar, refined foods,
“functional foods”, aspartame, and chemically created bad fats, we simply would
not be here today as a species. If we don’t do something to change the factors
leading to pre-mature aging and death, we won’t be around much longer. Science
has actually tried to evaluate how long it would take us to evolve to the point
that our bodies might be able to “live” off the foods we eat today, and maintain
an ability to fight the current level of environmental toxins. It would take
hundreds of thousands of years - and no one is sure it is even possible.
These Factors Create Hereditary Changes Now That’s Scary! What often does not make
headlines about these factors is they
not only make DNA changes leading to premature aging and disease in ourselves,
but many of these DNA changes are being passed onto our children and to their
Comparing Our Westernized Diets with Centenarians Whose Diets Still Remain
“Primitive” Today, we can study people who reside in isolated areas and eat a somewhat
primitive diet that is not refined. These people routinely live to be 100 to 120
years of age. A lifespan to one hundred years of age and beyond is not so
infrequent. Scientists studying aging have determined that all of humanity
should be able to live to 100 years of age, at a minimum. Peoples living off
these primitive diets don’t manage to just “hang-in there” to statistically
reach these ages with the “help” of modern medicine. Most of these societies
never see an orthodox medical model doctor in their lifetime.
What is Their Secret? There is no secretto the centenarians’
There are 3 consistent blood metabolic indicators common to all centenarians,
regardless of where they live or what they eat; low sugar, low insulin, and
triglycerides. Some live off high protein meat and milk diets, others more
vegetarian. Many consume alcoholic beverages, many also smoke all their lives.
None of this seems to make any difference in their life span so long as those 3
factors are low.
All 3 factors are relatively low vs. chronological age. Among these 3
indicators/factors insulin is the common denominator.
The level of insulin
sensitivity of the cell is one of the most important markers of lifespan.
Common dietary denominators shared by long-lived cultures such as the Ecuadorian
Vilcabambans of the high Andes; the Georgians of the new Russia; and the Hunzas
on the steppes of Pakistan, is their consumption and absorption of massive
amounts of "living" enzyme-rich, nutrient-dense foods, with high levels of
natural anti-oxidants, good fats, fish, meat from animals grazed on grasses and
seed – not grains. And clean water.
Outside of the toxins that are everywhere throughout the world - all of their
food and water is virtually free of contamination – no hormones, pesticides,
herbicides, artificial fertilizer are ever used in the growing of their foods.
Water Clean water from pollution free streams and springs are what these
use as well. Clean water is required for a healthy system. Something that today
is almost non-existent in western cultures and cities. Unlike our farm
soil, their soil contains high levels of minerals from the water they use.
How Does the Western World’s Diet Compare?
There is a staggering amount of information regarding the
western world’s poor
diet. Everywhere one looks today there are references to this poor diet and its
links to all our diseases. Everywhere you look are recommendations to change
things in our diets. We can’t possibly put all this information in our article,
and it is not really necessary, but there is some information that bears
The US Dept of Agriculture estimates that 90 cents out of every dollar spent
food is spent on processed foods. And you might be surprised what constitutes
processed foods. For example, “functional foods” are foods that contain added
vitamins, so called healthy fats, anti-oxidants, etc, but they are still
processed foods. For some people these “functional foods” can cause greater
problems for a current health condition. These foods are processed by removing
much of the living parts of the food for any number of reasons. The food
industry then adds a few vitamins, minerals, so called healthy fats, etc to make
the food sound as if it will aid in improving your health.
Unfortunately, many of the
additions in conjunction with what has been removed
can tip you over the edge in developing a condition or it can add to the
disordered metabolic condition you already have. This is just a bad for you as
taking “Natural Supplements” without the consultation of a Natural physician or
Nutritionists estimate an adult living in North America or Europe consumes
approximately 4.8 pounds of food daily. In an eighty-year lifetime, about 70
tons of “edibles” pass through the average person—an immense quantity to consume
and for the body to process. Especially when one considers this food is mostly
garbage to the body. (Its no wonder so many people are on Prilosec)
No one denies the human body requires specific nutrients to repair and maintain
itself in a healthy way. But, when the majority of those 70 tons are made up of
processed food (essentially “dead food”) with their basic nutrients missing; or
worse; dead foods that contain added unnatural brain toxic chemicals for flavor
and color, or plant based hormones, bad fats, and high fructose sugars it is not
hard to see what a difficult time the body will have making important and
healthy repairs while also trying to deal with all the toxic residue.
With This “Life-Stealing” Diet Comes Sugar
We have already discussed the damage from sugar/insulin. Sugar/insulin metabolic
dysfunctions are the thieves of life.
Consider that on the typical American diet 168 pounds of sugar is consumed on
average by each person every year. That is the equivalent of eating over a 5
pound bag of sugar every week. You may be surprised to know that some of those
“Healthy” - “complete meals” in your store that say “cholesterol free” or “low
fat” – have simply substituted high fructose sugar in place of the fat to help
give the food some ‘taste.’ Fat is what makes food taste good.
One Last Predictive Marker for Aging and Premature Aging Chronic
Inflammation: Previous research has offered evidence suggesting that chronic inflammation
one of the most important biological mechanisms underlying the decline in
physical function that is often observed over the aging process. The plasma
concentration of interleukin-6 (IL-6), a cytokine that plays a central role in
inflammation, tends to normally increase with age. High serum levels of IL-6 are
a predictive factor of disability in the elderly. A measure of levels of interleukin-6
vs your current age can give a good
predictive view of where you stand on the ladder of aging. Higher than expected
levels can indicate your body is experiencing any number of premature aging
Regaining Health – It’s Not As Hard As You Think We know that
everywhere one looks today is information about all the changes one
needs to make in order to regain health. It can all be terribly overwhelming and
most of it impossible to accomplish. This is especially true when you attempt to
make radical changes to all aspects of your lifestyle.
What we have discovered is that with a few simple (well not so simple) tests,
from a Natural (Holistic) Medicine physician (ND) you can tell you if you are
looking at premature aging factors and exactly where your metabolism is
disordered. Another, easier group of tests by an Orthodox Medicine physician
(MD) can determine where if anywhere you stand on the Insulin Resistance –
Diabetes II ladder.
From there it looks as if changes to; a healthier diet (less empty carbs, sugars
and bad fats;) and a little exercise can not only save your life – reduce or
prevent diseases and their complications – restructure causes of degenerative
back and neck conditions, but also help to eliminate the pain caused by these
conditions while possibly extending the length of life in a “state of health”
that would make anyone happy.
It Does Not Have To Be Difficult No one needs to start with mega
sweeping changes. Sure, there are many other
changes that can be made, and should be made, eventually – but no one can do it
all at the same time. Its important to make a start. The best place to start is
to just lose some of the sugar and empty carbs from your diet. Watch your
processed food consumption and the use of those unhealthy fats and oils. If you
don’t like fish – take salmon oil or other omega 3 oil capsules.
So what if you don’t have the energy or drive to get into “heavy duty exercise”
activities. They are not too good for you if you have been inactive for a while.
Try some strength training with rubber tubing – it can be fun - and it’s cheap.
When you do strength training, you will end up burning fat for hours and even
days after your exercise session. Buy an old $10.00 exercise bike at a garage
sale – even if you can’t set the “tension” on it any more, it doesn’t matter,
just get peddling even for 2 mins, a few times a day. Every time you flex or use
a muscle, you decrease its insulin resistance. You would be surprised how fast
you begin to feel better, have more energy and develop a desire to get even more
Words of Warning. If you can’t afford, or
don’t wish to be under the care of a
Natural physician, please do not attempt to self-diagnose any type of metabolic
imbalance. Do not take self-prescribed vitamins, minerals and the like. In many
cases you can make an imbalance and illness worse. Under these circumstances, it
is best to attempt to make changes within the body by providing it the nutrient
dense food it requires. And a little exercise.
Deciding on which medicine model you wish to use in your health care is very
important. Specialized metabolic testing provides the best possible way to
ensure you maintain the best possible health. Have a look at our article on the
three medical models – it may help you to decide.
Don’t Forget to Use Your Backpack
your back and neck pain under control with consistent use of the
Heat Treat Backpack System, a revolutionary heat pack for back pain, and neck pain. And
remember its stress relieving ability during a treatment. Anything you can do to keep
pain, inflammation and stress under control will help to stop or improve
some important types of metabolic changes that interfere with homeostasis.
We will have more information and other articles that look
at how to help your
body get healthy enough to heal itself, including fun and easy ways to exercise.
Reviews of various diets and what they can and cannot do for you. For now all
you need to do is start small. Your body gratefully accepts small changes, and
it will reward you for your care.
 Thomas Smith, "Insulin: Our Silent Killer", Rev. 2nd
Ed. July, 2000 p20
Thomas Smith, PO Box 7685 Loveland Colorado, 80537, Tel: 1 (970) 669-9176 His
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Recommended Reading from Here:
were a number of times we talked about
Premature Aging in the above
article. For those who would like more information about this we would suggest
to go to “Aging and the Mitochondria”. This is
one of those “information-heavy”
articles we mentioned. We included it for people who wish to evaluate the
science behind Aging and Premature Aging. It is more scientific in language, but
it is full of excellent information. We also included it so people might
evaluate for themselves how we arrived (in part) at our “Concept.” Skip this
article if you can take our word that we can back up our information with
Comparing the medical models is helpful
for making the decision about which
model is best equipped to provide you with the health care you need and want.
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