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The Genesis BioHealth Dietary Guidelines – Roadmap to Health

Collin W. Cross; Ph.D. 2/3/2016


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Hello all,

I often get asked to explain about our dietary guidelines.  This is a complex topic.  However, I recently wrote a letter to a friend who has a serious cardiovascular issue and wanted me to write down my thoughts for him, so he could refer to them later.  This gentleman has decided to take the plunge into the “new nutrition” and stopped his prescription medications, after experiencing serous side effects which gave him reservations.  I have sanitized his letter and added a few graphics below.  This is posted so that others also might benefit, if they have interest and would like to begin this journey.  It is a very rewarding and exciting path, best of luck to all who choose to enter!

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Dear John Doe,

Getting healthier from, or staving off,  the symptoms associated with metabolic / inflammatory / auto-immune disease, including hardening of the arteries, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, many more is certainly possible, without prescription medications.  Using the new nutrition to combat these ailments, involves primarily 2 broad strategies.   These are:

  • Getting top notch nutrient density into the body relative to calorie consumption and activity (Nutrients being defined as vitamins and minerals, or micro-nutrients, such as those found in saturated fats from both plants and wild caught or pastured animals, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables). So you have to learn how to eat “nutrient dense foods”.  Meaning bacon, eggs and hash browns are on the menu for breakfast…but more eggs and bacon…less hash browns.  It is especially important to understand though, that one should only use and consume animal products that come from pastured animals, or animals raised in their natural environment.  We want to be especially liberal with the fat, grease and bone-in gelatin.  Fruits, yogurt and lighter fare are good too and you should get plenty of them, but this is common knowledge.  However, it is likely for many people, that the part about liberally eating the yellow fat from pastured animal products seems counter-intuitive.  Especially for one with primary aortic calcification, or other serious metabolic issues.  But this is the biochemical pathway where the nutritional resources needed by your body to heal the damage are found.  Besides eating the fat and gelatin from grass-fed animals, you also need to learn to eat basically anything other than seed based foods (cereals, breads, pastas, beans, nuts, grains, but also much more).  As you progress you can get more sophisticated with selection.  You will basically be going onto what would be considered a “high fat” / “low fiber” diet, by modern convention.  However, it really will not be low fiber.  Just low in the fibers from seed based foods.   One actually gets a lot of soluble fiber, or pre-biotics, from the natural fruits and vegetables consumed in the way we eat.  This is the best kind of fiber anyway, because it feeds the right kind of bacteria to heal your gut, using the resources from the diet.

The way of eating we describe is, not coincidentally, nearly the opposite of what is endorsed by the commercial interests who normally advertise to you.  So from now on we drink……whole milk…not skim milk anymore…even heavy cream…but get the milk raw and unpasteurized if you can.  We want to be reasonable with these things and dilute them with fruits and vegetables, but we want the real and whole nutrition these foods offer.  Your body will begin to store and utilize these vital nutrients over the first several years you change your diet.  The fat soluble biochemistry is slower than the water soluble side, but vital for robust health.  Additionally, you need to learn what “anti-nutrients” are and stop eating those to the greatest degree possible.

As described above, you need a lot of fruits and vegetables too, but eat all the eggs you want, because eggs are especially good for you, and because you need cholesterol right now badly.  Your body uses cholesterol for a very large number of very important things.  Many of these are positively needed to restore, maintain and heal your body.  Without cholesterol, these things don’t happen.

Eating fats is somewhat self-regulating by the endocrine system and brain…that is why you crave these foods sometimes, but don’t want them other times.  So, eat all the eggs and bacon you want for a month, or more.  Just make sure it is from a pastured animal.  Eat the dark meat.  Drink the broth from a coffee cup, with the oil oozing.  If you do this for very long, you will see that you will start to look for a grapefruit, or an apple, or an avocado.  Certainly you will look for something else.  You will quickly get sick of fat and crave other types of food as your body, and its ideally symbiotic microbe passengers, subtly tell you what they want.  The most important point though, is to stop eating foods made from seeds.  Eat anything but food derived from seeds if you can!  It is obvious to me that you are sensitive to something you are eating…likely gluten and many other things.  However, please don’t rush out and buy any “gluten free” stuff…these are products praying on people looking to start learning to eat healthy.  These “gluten free” processed foods are usually made from another bad seed material.  I can tell you specifically, that you personally are almost certainly sensitive to gluten and/or many other food toxins, and you also have “leaky gut syndrome”.  I can tell this because your stomach is distended and swollen but you are not fat, or obese.   This means your stomach is irritated and inflamed…this means it is likely a strong gluten sensitivity, but corn, beans and nuts will do the same thing to lesser degrees.  So will many process chemicals added to industrial foods.  Like round-up sprayed on GMO corn!  However, any grain will do it too, or a bean or a nut.  They will attack and interfere with your cellular biochemistry and cause disease over the decades.

For now, you need to learn to eliminate all these foods.  Later you can re-introduce small quantities back and see how you tolerate them?  First you need to get the active inflammatory processes under control though.  One can allow seeds to pass through their body undigested (like when eating a strawberry), but seeds should not be made into flour, chewed, or otherwise digested, except under emergency, or special social situations.

  • Keeping toxins present in foods, either naturally or un-naturally, out of the body.  Those that we call “process foods” and other naturally toxic foods. These foods contain all sorts of bad chemicals.  Some are contained naturally, like potato skins and the toxic chemical in the green flesh.  While some are added during the commercial processes used to gather, produce, and deliver them to your stomach.  (Preservatives, endocrine disrupters, endo-toxins, cyto-toxins, exito-toxins, inflammatory agents, hormone disrupters, neurotransmitter disrupters…etc).  Plant foods, as a class, naturally have a lot of toxins in them.  This is because they wage war on insects to defend themselves and their progeny.  These chemical warfare agents can harm you too!  So you have to learn about that…the seed family is especially bad, as mentioned above.  The body can rapidly recover from the damage caused by foods, or otherwise, but it requires a lot of nutrients and some time to do so.  So if a person is already short of nutrients, their body can’t fix itself up very effectively, or even produce the chemical energy necessary to do so.  Then if you eat these foods at every meal, your body neither can field the resources and fleet of metabolites necessary to heal the damage, nor does it have the time to do so, even if the resources were available!  This situation eventually leads to metabolic disease.  Thus eating these foods in extreme moderation is very important.  Their toxins take as much as 10 days to flush from the system.  Learning to identify toxic foods takes longer to learn…step one is all process foods…then all the seeds.  Start buying as little food as possible from the store.  Find alternative and real sources of local pastured food at the farmer’s market, or the farm directly.  You have to learn to cook and to store food for left-overs.  It is really the only way…you have to procure and prepare healthy food and eat it…it is very hard to buy good quality “grass-fed” or “pastured” animal products from the store…YET.  Even at the farmer’s market, one must be careful to understand how the animals are fed and raised.  There are many tricks allowed by the FDA, and cutting raw material costs to widen profit margins is the principle effort of all businesses.  When it comes to food, this is almost never good for your health.

To accomplish the objectives above, one must learn to do many things in life differently.  This will be true for most people to one degree or another.  Our society is now completely geared towards the commercial sales and marketing of foods that are designed and produced to serve a decades old dogma.  A dogma of health, based on the faulty cholesterol/heart/health hypothesis that is now known to be incorrect.  This dogma is deeply entrenched and surrounds and supports the commercial use of cheaply grown industrial wheat and corn crops, as well as manufactured meats and dairy products.  These artificially produced food like substances are now used as primary raw materials by nearly all the industrial food manufacturing and distribution companies currently dominating western society.

The reasons our food supply is dominated by detrimental cash crops and industrial interests, rather than wholesome nutritious food from small local farmers, all stem from the culmination of interplay between the government, food, agricultural, medicine, and pharmaceutical industries for many, many decades.  All of these organizations are strictly driven by sets of evolving commercial interests and have now become the primary institutions dominating our lives over the last several hundreds of years.

Unfortunately, the mainstream route to supposed “healthy eating”, has been clearly demonstrated to lead to disaster for both quality of life, as well as aging and health, relative to what we are naturally entitled to.  Our body can function much more robustly than we have come to expect, well into old age.  This fact has been firmly proven by societal and dietary studies in both humans and animals for more than 100 years.   To allow our body to unlock its natural healing mechanisms, as it is meant to be, one must go a different route.  Not the obvious route that is illuminated and served up to us so pleasantly and appealingly on the flashing highway of life.  A better route that time, history, tradition, observation and science has shown us that works to nourish our bodies.  A route, however, that is not sanctioned or advocated, in any way, by the entrenched commercial interests seeking to influence us in our society.

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Because of the situation described above, our society is set to distribute toxic, adulterated, and nutrient poor process foods only.  This means that in order to truly and effectively accomplish the two primary objectives above, a person generally has to undergo significant re-learning of alternative ways to:

  • Shop
  • Cook
  • Eat

In today’s world, even our most dedicated efforts cannot yield 100% success without draconian re-adjustments that most are not positioned, or willing, to take.  In the end, the journey is about a series of learning and actions, and then choices and compromises.  One must choose to eat what the body needs, not what it wants, what is convenient, or what is commonly practiced by others that have been influenced by what you see in advertisements and commercial settings.   Those types of foods should only be reserved for special occasions.  Say 2 servings per week.

To accomplish all of the above means breaking from the herd.   It takes time, education, force, energy, will-power, determination and faith.   One must educate and train oneself in the 6 areas, outlined below, which are all interconnected in various ways, but work together to accomplish the two strategies above.   The good news is that it all works wonderfully.  Years can be rolled back and ailments reversed in leaps and bounds.  Please feel free to ask questions, clarifications or reservations as you see fit?   I am always happy to talk LOL!

Using our protocol is not easy at first, but does yield measurable and documentable results fairly quickly.  However, it is an adventurous journey that is quite rewarding and even fun.  I say this because it does take time to absorb and learn all the concepts and to change habits and behaviors to adapt one’s lifestyle and tastes to the tenets of the diet…there are millions of ways to accomplish healthy, enjoyable and nutritious eating.  Everyone can find a way to eat things they like in a healthy and satisfying way.   In the end it is actually easier and less expensive.  It may not seem so at first, however.  In fact, far from it.  I remember shuddering as I contemplated what I would  eat if I couldn’t eat seeds?  Now it seems the most natural thing in the world.  At least until I hit one of the many obstacles that make this path more difficult than it needs to be.  However, if one wants to contemplate such serious and mythical prospects as curing cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, psoriasis, or even neurapathy, then there is no way around the fact that one must spend more time on the food gathering, preparing and eating processes.  At least at first.  In the end it is actually less time, if done properly.  This is where the learning comes in.  In fact, we see this investment of time as part of the journey.  Possibly a journey of the spirit.  A spirit which cannot exist, without both mind and body.  Only when mind-body-spirit are balanced can true health emerge.  To become as healthy as possible and to reduce disease caused by inflammatory damage, one must learn alternative ways handling food.  Alternative ways of:

  • Obtaining
  • Preparing
  • Cooking
  • Storing
  • Re-using
  • Cleaning

We must re-learn the old ways.  Not our grandmothers “old ways” as a colleague of mine once challenged me about her vinegar based pickles.  Not even her grandmothers old ways.  I am talking about the really old ways.  In the days before the wheat mill and the refrigerator.  After being on the journey a while now, I realize that this is how life is meant to be.  Feeding and sheltering one’s family is the most important activity in life.   As a result of my changing perceptions about food and eating, I much more enjoy the way I now live.  It is ironic that at first it seemed like a burden and obstacle?  Happiness and health are about balance and harmony with sustaining ourselves and our families from the environment.   Only when we live in harmony with the basic natural forces and the limits and rhythms they place on our existence, can our bodies, minds and spirits be all that they can be.

Our protocol is based on a more widely known diet (but still mainly underground) which is called a “traditional real food diet” which is advocated by the “Weston A. Price Foundation”.  They are another organization that advocates a diet based on the principles of Weston A. Prices work, which was published in his excellent book called “nutrition and physical degeneration” in 1938/9.   It is still in print today.  I highly recommend all to read it…the pictures themselves are worth the investment.  Most that read this book, never see themselves, their diet, or our society, in the same way again.  Genesis BioHealth then further restricts this type of diet by adding a more aggressive “low seed content” modifier based on the most recent learning and science.   Rather than first treating such foods by soaking or sprouting, we simply try to avoid them.  This is because these treatments do not completely resolve all known issues with these toxic foods.  Especially the ones that cause inflammatory disease.

Seeds are defined as ANY food substances made from seeds, or their derivatives, which are not always obvious.  These include any foods made from, or including: grains, nuts, legumes (beans), and their oils (vegetable oils).   We do use Palm, Coconut or any saturated medium chain triglyceride based plant oil though.  These are not seeds oils, but can be considered vegetable oils.  However, corn, canola, safflower, etc. are all examples of “seed oils”, which are off the diet.  We instead rely largely on saturated animal oils, and their derivatives like: butter, ghee, clarified butter, lard, drippings, juices, broths, gelatins.  All should be strictly from grass fed or pastured stock only.

It is unfortunate to realize that most of the foods offered by grocery stores and restaurants do not fulfill this requirement.  This means that our travels away from our kitchens become expeditions into a world of toxins and irritants.  We must either go back and adapt our stomachs and bodies to eating unhealthy process foods again, or take our own food with us…I am still learning how to do this better.

Below are the areas in which one must learn to work.  All must be done simultaneously, or results suffer and/or will be sporadic.  “Healing the gut” and the lining of the GI tract are a central focus point which we seek to affect in the beginning phase of the healing process.  This is the most important step and then opens the door to the partial reversal of disease by helping to improve the impaired ability of the body to absorb the nutrients needed to properly maintain the biological logistics lines used to produce cellular fuel and the biochemical machinery needed to heal cells and to then maintain them according to our genetic blue print.

As an overall guideline, calories from animal products should be about 40% of the diet and the rest should be from fresh unprocessed fruits, and vegetables.  Seed based foods, or process commercial foods, are ideally excluded/minimized to the greatest degree possible.  Moderation and variety remain the most important tenets of nutrition.  All foods are both bad and good.  The body can heal from damage done by bad foods, but these foods must be rotated so that each particular type of specific cellular damage (inflammation) from a particular food can heal before the cells are stressed in that way again.

Each food can be thought of as providing the body with a unique series of toxins and irritants, but also a unique set of nutrients.   Animal foods are generally less toxic, because another animal has already processed the toxins from the plants.  Herd animals are uniquely designed to digest and process grasses…this is the way we should get the nutrients from grasses, by eating herd animals…not from eating seeds.  However, fragile nutrients, such as antioxidants, are only active when eaten fresh.  These are lost if we ourselves do not process the plant.  So we still need lots fresh fruits and vegetables ourselves.

Please find below the six outlined areas of work needed to stabilize a large number of “diseases” stemming from ongoing metabolic/regulatory disorders.

  1. Maximizing nutrient density relative to caloric demands.  Ideally from high vitamin K2 containing fatty pastured animal foods.   Also from preferably homemade fermented vegetables and diary products.  These should be eaten in small but steady doses.  Foods such as live unpasteurized sauerkraut, Kim-chi, pickles, kefir, cottage cheese, sour cream, and a wide variety of both hard and soft cheeses.
  2. Excluding process toxins, natural toxins, and anti-nutrients from all sources. Includes all process foods, chloride and fluoride in water, aluminum in cookware and deodorant, lotions, creams, toothpaste, heavy metals from fish, and other sources, BPA in plastics.  Other known endocrine, cellular, or nervous system disrupting compounds borne by food, either natural or man-made.
  3. Limit seed based foods to less than 5% of calories, primarily limiting the gluten bearing grains and GMO corn, while maximizing healthy fruits and vegetables that are not drawn from the nightshade family (Solanaceae), including potato skins, peppers of all types, eggplants and tomato’s.
  4. Build and nurture a healthy colony of symbiotic “good” bacteria in the gut, while preventing their destruction by the preservatives in commercial process foods and subsequent blooms of “bad” or parasitic/aggressive bacteria which destroy the immune system and the lining of the gut and causing it to leak and begin the calcification process known as “atherosclerosis” and hundreds of other problems.
  5. Supplement vitamin K2-MK4 and good quality magnesium from Genesis BioHealth, with occasional A and D from quality sources and with lavish magnesium and proper quantities of the other nutrients.
  6. Learn to manage your vitamin D from natural Sunlight, while minimizing burning potential.  This so as to keep your blood levels above rock bottom minimum of 25 ng/ml, and even better over 50 ng/ml.  This is a complex topic and takes a lot of practice to do well.  It bears much education.  Suffice it to say that there is no substitute for the naturally produced multi-level, multi-hormone, multi-regulatory cascade that occurs from natural sunlight falling on our skin.  However, sun bathing done poorly can cause overexposure and have negative consequences. Taking a D3 supplement is also a poor substitute, regardless of what your doctor may tell you.  Do this only as absolutely necessary to maintain D levels up in the winter if possible!

It is like the wild west out there…don’t read too much into the top layer of the internet or the lay person is likely to fall prey to a host of pitfalls and pseudo-science.  You can call anytime.

Sincerely….C^2

Is a Lack of Fat Soluble Micro-Nutrients the Hidden Cause of your Families Ailments? – Part I – Preamble

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Collin W. Cross; Ph.D. – 6/30/2015

www.Genesis-BioHealth.com

 

Prologue

Introduction

Hello All!  My name is Dr. Collin Cross.   Most of my friends call me Doc.  I am not a Medical Doctor though.  Instead, I am a Physical Chemist.  The common theme of my career has been the synthesis, analysis, and computational physics of self-assembling systems of macromolecules.  The particular fields I have expertise in are:

  • Organization, phase transitions and switching dynamics of liquid crystals, used in TV screens and elsewhere.

  • Large biological macromolecules, specifically DNA/RNA (oligonucleotides) and Enzymes (proteins). The physics of their, mechanics, self-assembly, folding and recognition mechanisms.

  • Surfactants, Emulsions, Layers, Coatings. Dynamics, Structure/Property, Thermodynamics, Synthesis, Modeling

How it Started?

In around April of 2014, I was going about my normal life, working behind the scenes as a chemist, just as I have done for the last 27 years.  One day, due to a strange chain of random events, I happened upon an article dealing with arterial calcification and the newly discovered mechanisms and biochemistry of vitamin K2, which I had never heard of before.  The article was also talking about Gouda Cheese being healthy.  Now…I like cheese.  So, when someone mentions cheese might be good for you somehow…my ears perk up!

So I started to read.  In my years as a chemist, I have learned to read to the deepest depths of the biochemical literature.  In fact, I have many peer reviewed works published there.  As a result of my work, I was invited to sit, and did so for several years, on the Jury Panel for the ACS journal, “Biochemistry”, for certain areas of computational biology.  In this arena I was recognized as a world expert in the structure and dynamical movements involved in base pair and phosphate backbone recognition for oligonucleotide binding.

Hmmm…so what does all that mean?  Well it means, I was heavily involved in pioneering some of the techniques and foundations for the physics of solution phase structural elucidation, DNA substrate recognition and binding, and structural mechanics and dynamics, applied to rational drug design efforts.  My job and interest were to understand how these biological macromolecules work, and then utilize their structure and physics, in order to better design drugs to modify their actions.

Why is this Important?

So what does this have to do with K2 and your health?  Well, about 14 months ago, as I said…I came upon K2.  As I was doing so, it all clicked in to place for me.  Some problems and issues with the whole anti-fat/cholesterol movement that had never made sense to me.  A few inconsistencies that I had never been able to fit into the larger framework of my knowledge.  Now the ramifications were sinking in.  If this was true, it meant that likely everyone I know was suffering a K2-MK4 deficiency and it was affecting their long term health?

For those of you already familiar with K2, you may be familiar with the rivalry between users of the K2-MK4 variety and K2-MK7 variety (which is what is commonly sold in stores).  While I don’t want to take time here to get into all of the issue now, let me just go on record because the story is going to take a while to develop.  The answer is MK4.  I myself only get MK7 from food, which is easy to do with a little effort.  I also would not advise anyone to buy any MK7 variety to start with.  This is why I place this here.  I have several friends who have rushed to the store (as I did) and bought some MK7, only to be overdosed and develop severe and scary side effects.  MK4 is what our body needs, and this is what most of the peer reviewed research is done with.  Anyway, I have many reasons and much evidence for having such high regard for the MK4 variety. I will address some of them later on.  But when I say K2, you should know I mean MK4, or the entire family as found in nature.  If I am referring to any of the higher species like MK7 or MK9 specifically, I will address them as such.  Elsewise, MK4.  Because it is what our bodies are optimized to use.  More importantly, it is able to potentiate a wider variety of physiologies and thus provides more benefit with fewer adverse side effects.  The other species will work to some extent in proper dosages, but MK4 is the primary nutrient our body wants to utilize.  It can activate several physiologies that MK7 cannot.  The converse is not true.

So, was what was being suggested by this new science possible?  Could K2 chemistry be the “missing link” to make it all fit?  I started to study the literature, all the way down to the biochemistry.  What I learned was amazing, shocking even, when I finally decided to read the work of Weston A. Price (WAP) myself, after hearing his work repeatedly referenced in the literature.  What a masterpiece of scientific achievement his work was!  Everyone should read it.  The book is currently over 70 years old and on its 8th edition.  Why was I just now learning of this work at age 51?  Why had no one explained the ramifications of his work to me before?  Why didn’t everyone know what I now knew?  Could it be?  In short, I was amazed.  Flabbergasted even (that may be the first time I have ever written that word?)!  Furthermore, it all made perfect sense now.  Those inconsistencies I had never been able to fathom were now starting to make sense in this new context, as my mind sifted through the ramifications.

The Health of Me and My Family

In my family, on my mother’s side primarily, we tend toward diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, etc.  Good old metabolic syndrome.  We had all been managing the symptoms of this disease for the last 15+ years with fair success, or so we thought.  So we already ate healthy, low carb, diabetic diets with good activity levels.  We ate what we had been taught to believe was healthy!   That is why it was always so frustrating.  No matter how well I managed my carbs, or my weight, or how much exercise I got, I still struggled with my BP, blood sugar, energy levels, dental issues, aches paints, chronic sinus infections, headaches, etc.  Since most of the other people I knew in my age bracket or older suffered with the same such issues, I thought it was “normal” for someone my age.

The more I read, however, and observed my body respond over the years, the more I understood that my body was not able to regulate itself properly.  It was not that I could not make enough insulin.  Just that my body was not using it properly.  Why not?  No one knew?  They called it “insulin sensitivity”.  This new science, however, was revealing hard research that supported the work others were talking about, and also implied that WAP was right on target all along!  Was it possible that these diseases of aging, including my diabetes, were just nutrient deficiencies?  Could they really be cured by eating High Vitamin Butter Oil and Cod Liver Oil???   I am now beginning to believe that WAP was only onto the tip of the iceberg though.  If everyone could eat right all the time, what would the world be like?  What did I have to lose really?  So I kept reading and thinking?

No Help Was to be Found!

The ongoing discussions of the research I was able to find all seemed to focus on individual aspects of the problems I perceived.  I began to realize that many were trying various tactics that focused on one aspect of the issue, or another.  However, I could not find a reliable set of experiences, from either anecdotal reports or clinical studies, describing a simultaneous attack of the problem from all the angles that I believed necessary.  Necessary to initiate complete Regenesis.  Weston A. Price had beautifully demonstrated the “degeneration” that occurred when people lost nutrient density and adopted a nutrient poor diet.  However, no one seemed to have ever studied if these degenerated people could then be “regenerated”.  This was what my primary question was?  Could I get healthier, and could my body “regenerate” if I adopted such a regimen?  Could it regenerate all the way?  Or perhaps only part of the way?  Perhaps beyond all the way?  What was “all the way” anyway?

What we Did?

Now I saw WAP’s dilemma.  No one could answer me?  I could not find evidence of any program that put all the required pieces of the puzzle into play simultaneously.  I therefore designed such a program and have used myself as the initial test case.  A program that I believed would address all the layered and interconnected issues at the same time.    I hypothesized that in order to bring the body back into full regulatory balance and proper operation that several things needed to be done simultaneously.  The primary strategy of the protocol is therefore to:

  • Decalcify the regulatory organs of the endocrine, cardiovascular, and nervous systems so that they could more effectively operate and to regulate the physiology

  • Heal the gut, so that it would no longer leak, contribute to endocrine disruption, and fail to properly absorb vital micro nutrients

  • Establish healthy gut biota to keep the gut healthy, boost immunity and to allow the natural nutrient exchange symbiosis to develop

  • Reduce chemical attack from processed foods, grains, nuts, legumes (seeds) and nightshade vegetables. All contributing to chronic inflammation

  • Increase nutrient density at the expense of empty calories and anti-nutrients. To balance weight, increase biochemical resources, and boost cellular metabolism

  • Temporarily reduce aggressive exercise to low impact types only, to reduce competitive demands on the body’s restorative resources but still allow additional nutrient flux via calorie burn. (running, biking or lifting cannot help to heal a tooth, or decalcify an artery).  Damage accrued from such exercise will compete for the K2 dependent resources needed to restore the internal systems of the body)

All this was designed to give my body the absolute best chance of shifting my endocrine system back towards its natural state in the shortest possible time.  That possibly it might begin to regulate itself again without prescription drugs.

After making a decision that the findings around K2, gut, and probiotics were valid, we took the plunge and began to radically change our diet while also taking magnesium and K2-MK4 supplements.  The overall aim was to eat in such a way so as to accomplish two primary objectives.  The first being to close the nutrient deficiency gaps so that the body had all the resources necessary to regenerate.  The second was to stop the chronic inflammatory attack on the body which is what led to the need for most of the regeneration in the first place.  This because of the endocrine and gut disrupting chemical species present in the processed and seed based foods of modern commerce.

How We Did It?

The elements of the protocol that we adopted are to “the greatest degree possible”.

  • Eliminate/reduce foods that contain bacteria killing preservatives

  • Eliminate all sources of fluoride into our bodies

  • Reduce skin care products from coming into contact with our skin

  • Drink probiotics from a robust and widely varied set of sources so as to promote a healthy gut biota

  • Eat meat and dairy only from truly ALL grass fed local farming sources

  • Cook with the fat and bone in all meat, roasts and stews. Add more bones and drink the bone-broth where possible

  • Eat plenty of fresh local vegetables and fruits to at least 60% of the diet

  • Eliminate/reduce from the diet seed based foods including grains, nuts, beans and seed oils

  • Eliminate/reduce the consumption of vegetables from nightshade plants, including potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers

  • Supplement with vitamin K2-MK4, starting with a low level and ramping up slowly from 0.1 mg/day (100 mcg), especially for the elderly, to a maximum of 2-3 mg/day

  • Supplement with high quality magnesium to greater than 300 mg/day of elemental magnesium

  • Get enough sunshine to keep blood levels of Vitamin D >40 ng/ml, with greater than 60 ng/ml being prefered, year round using minimal supplementation

  • Ensure an ample source off natural vitamin A (true retinoids only, no beta carotene)

These objectives were accomplished over a fair time, and a prolonged series of adventurous learning experiences.  At first, the changes we made seemed dramatic.  Looking back, it was really just about learning to do a few key things in different ways.  Primarily taking more time to procure and prepare proper food that will fuel maximum nutrient intake at the expense of empty calories and anti-nutrients.

Why it Works?

Figure 1, shows a graphic illustration of the balance of forces we are seeking to affect.  Some may initially object that legumes and nuts are indicated as “nutrient poor” and on the left side of the figure.  This is because all members of the seed family of foods tightly bind their nutrients in compounds called “phytates”.  This makes these minerals largely unavailable for humans unless special preparations are made. Even then, they are not very healthy.  Most seeds will actually extract your minerals, rather than you obtaining theirs.  This is called acting as an “anti-nutrient”.  Additionally, aside from acting as an anti-nutrient, seeds also contain many defensive and aggressive proteins, called “lectins” that invade your cells mechanisms and interfere with both primary and secondary active transport.  This, in turn, compromises your cells integrity, their ability to pump metabolites across the cell wall.  In other words, acting as slow poison to your endocrine, nervous and cardiovascular systems.

Balance of Forces

Figure 1 – The balance of restorative and degenerative rates determine body health.  By ensuring the balance tips toward the right, we can help to improve our health.    To become healthy, one must tip the scales to the right.   The key is to stop the damage that results from poor food choices, and choose foods that allow more nutrient density at equal calories.

The Results!

Yes well, my wife and my mother really do love me.  They were both in, as was my Pops!  We all began to take on the challenge of learning to shop, cook and apply the dietary principles we were to follow. In the meantime, many others started with us at one level or another.  After 4 months, and many reports from other individuals we were in contact with, it was apparent that some good things were happening.  By 6 months, it was nearly too good to be true.  Especially for those of us who really followed the dietary principles of WAP, while also dramatically reducing seed content in the diet, along with the proper supplementation of Magnesium and K2-MK4.

So.  It worked!  I mean…IT REALLY WORKED!  Our bodies began to regenerate.  In amazing ways.  The results were MEASURABLE and REPRODUCIBLE.  That was over 12 months ago, and I have now decided to devote time and effort towards effectively articulating the protocol and the science behind this miracle that changed my life.  So that others might also benefit as we have.  What MANY are discovering!  What many others are now working to tell the world, and to spread the word.

Now What?

I have decided to join that project.  To spread the word.  So, the reason I tell you all of this is that I am not “some guy off the internet” as someone challenged me one day!  Nor am I a famous medical doctor though.  I am, however, a qualified expert who has devoted much time and effort toward the study of biochemistry and its impact on health.  This both professionally, and as a passion, hobby and interest.  One of the little known scientists who designs and operates the tools and science behind the health industry and many others.

So, I hope this gives some credibility to my analyses, ongoing observations, hypotheses and conclusions surrounding such as I discuss.  Ultimately I hope it convinces you to follow me along as I broadcast what I have learned into cyberspace for the first time!   Because what I describe is real and it can be amazing.  However, it is also complex and so can be fickle at this particular point in time.  For some, if done improperly, it can be scary and painful, potentially even dangerous.  This is largely because the world has followed the wrong path to nutrition, with the whole food, medical, and health industries adapting over decades to service and institutionalize these incorrect beliefs.

The Status Quo

These industries are only slowly starting to shift onto the right track, behind the scenes and amidst many conflicting interests and liabilities.  Slowly turning and yielding to the liquid forces of economic pressure and demand.  However, history shows us that it will be years, perhaps even decades, before the food and health industries can adapt and institutionalize this new knowledge.   So that it becomes common knowledge for all people, even those that do not spend their time studying nutrition as I do.  At best it will be decades before this knowledge can penetrate to the growing children.  In the interim, many will continue to sicken, and even die however, due to these mistakes of the past and their combined inertia.  More importantly, the changes are necessary to correct the associated genetic mistakes that are being wrongfully propagated at the detriment of our next generations.

In the end, however, we all must decide for ourselves.  Improving health is about responsibility, knowledge, behavior, and baby steps.  So my goal is to help readers to do what we have done, if they so choose.  Because if done properly, this new science can change your life.  It can roll the years back and make you feel young again.  However, if done improperly, it can also be scary and confusing, or you can be misled in numerous ways that also cause failure of the protocol.  This is all happening, though, because there is true efficacy here.  Powerful efficacy.  Unfortunately, from a guidance perspective, it is currently like the Wild West.  Most Doctors do not even know of K2.  There is controversy over MK7 vs MK4.  No one talks, sells or studies the higher species…MK8-13?  What about them?  Are they important too, or can we ignore them?  So many questions?  How can a person understand it all?

Both sides take positions with little understanding.  All the while, the newest research and nutritional discoveries are at odds with mainstream medical intervention at the front line.  Those doctors that do know of K2, and are beginning to practice with it, are at the mercy of the same marketing propaganda as the rest of us. Industrial medicine is not interested in K2’s existing potential.  There is little money for products there, or services.  Because the market demands growth by the quarter…not investment and research for the future.  This also because K2 occurs naturally, in all its diversity, and it is in the foods we are meant to eat.  Unfortunately though, it is not in the food most of us currently eat.

It takes a lot of time to sift through the literature and sort out the meat from the potatoes.  If you dig down to the chemistry, it is all clear. There is no marketing there.  Well I have done that, and continue to do so.  I have validated this biochemistry and I have engaged in the practice of implementing it successfully.  I have done this both in the literature, and through my own initiatives and informal studies.  I am very pleased with the results, and I would like to share them with you.

The Purpose – Onward!

Over the coming months, I will be writing a series of original, referenced, and in-depth lay articles about a recently discovered chronic and widespread deficiency of one or more of the fat soluble vitamins in much of the US population.[1,2,3]  Importantly, it is becoming increasingly clear that most forms of chronic age related disease, are driven by a combination of long term nutrient deficiencies.[4]  This has the effect of limiting and draining our body’s natural restoration and repair systems to levels that are not able to keep pace with the rate of damage we incur as we age.  This is then exacerbated by the active conflict, sensitization and subsequent chronic inflammation caused by several specific families of aggressive biological compounds present in all forms of seeds.  Or certain foods made from seeds, or even foods that contain products made from seeds.  Additionally some of the commonly eaten plants of the nightshade family.[5,6]  These foods as a detrimental grouping were termed “The Modern Foods of Commerce” by Dr. Weston A. Price during his proof of these same concepts in the 1930s.[7] 

During the series, I will explain to the reader how this unfortunate situation, surrounding the K2 family of vitamins and the “modern foods of commerce”, is likely affecting the health of you, your family, and most of the people you know.  Specifically I will be providing a high level overview of the relevant biochemistry and current understandings surrounding the research that is driving all the new and accelerating changes.  We will explore the implications, potential pathways to disease, and practical dietary changes a person can take to improve their health, happiness, and quality of life by taking advantage of this new emerging science.

References

  1. Ginde A, Liu M, Camargo C; Demographic differences and trends of vitamin D insufficiency in the US population, 1988-2004; Arch Intern Med, 2009, Mar 23, 169(6)

  2. Veugelers P, Ekwaru J. A; Statistical Error in the Estimation of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for Vitamin D. Nutrients, 2015.

  3. World Health Organization; Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water: Public Health Significance; Geneva: World Health Organization Press; 2009.

  4. Tulchinsky T; Micronutrient deficiency conditions: global health issues; Public Health Reviews 2010; 32:243-255.

  5. Childers N; A relationship of arthritis to the Solanaceae (nightshades); J Intern Acad Prev Med; 1979; 7:31-37

  6. Childers N; An Apparent Relation of Nightshades (Solanaceae) to Arthritis; J Neur and Orth Med Surg; 1993; 12;227-231

  7. Price W; Nutrition and Physical Degeneration; Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation; 2009; VIII Edition

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