Emergency Info For Friends With Cancer

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The Rise of Breast Cancer

I hate the fact so many people have cancer.  I hate worse that the medical industry hides the fact that not only is their an epidemic since the introduction of GMO’s , vaccines and chemotherapy, but also that there are CURES that have been known for decades they hide because they aren’t profitable.

 

Thank goodness for entities such as The Truth About Cancer, Mercola and The Health Ranger who are exposing the truth about both.

 

In the past week I’ve had two friends who have gotten hit with cancer fears.  I had circulated an email for many years with 150 links to videos, studies and testimonies but had the opportunity to clean it up so I could it send it to both today.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BOOKMARK AND SEND TO YOUR FRIENDS OR FAMILY WHO THINK THAT A CANCER DIAGNOSIS MEANS DEATH OR YEARS OF PAINFUL TREATMENT.


First – watch these two videos IMMEDIATELY.

Part 1 – https://go2.thetruthaboutcancer.com/agq/episode-1/

Part 2 – https://go2.thetruthaboutcancer.com/agq/episode-2/

How Proven Cancer Cures Were Stamped Out by Big Pharma in the Past 50 Years – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWLrfNJICeM

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There are a number of protocols many have tried.  Here are links to testimonies of people who have beaten all kinds of cancers:
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1. Grape Seed Extract
2. Vitamin D
3. Liposomal Vitamin C
4. Tumeric
Order:
5. Whey (Protein Milk Shake)
Study:
Also:

Hemp Oil
Astaxanthin
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In addition to the practical methods (and the SPIRITUAL VIDEO in the first section), there are many testimonies of people who have beaten cancer through prayer – sometimes even without any other treatment.
Many of these stories are available at The Awesome Power Project. including this one of a man cured of inoperable cancer.
sem-amazon-ebook-coverI’d also like to give you  – for free – an edited copy of THE SPIRITUAL EMERGENCY MANUAL for you, your friends or family.  It contains many scriptures on healing and how to combat FEAR from the Word of God.
Please just click the book image to the right, or the following link to download the PDF:spiritual-emergency-manual-healing-only.
The full book is available is on Amazon.

Cholesterol Has Nothing To Do With Heart Disease

My friends are sick of my obsession with this, but it’s there dumb luck to have to put up with me and my concern for their health.   Just this morning, a wonderful Christian publication promoted the (now ancient) myth that cholesterol is the driver for heart disease.  I’ve sent an email to many friends and thought I would publish it here.  The name is withheld to spare embarrassment to the publication.

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PLEASE SEE UPDATE of extensive articles and dietary alternatives at bottom)
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Unfortunately, now we can’t even rely on peer reviewed studies.  Richard Horton, editor of world renown medical journal The Lancet, admitted that “much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.” In his words, “science has taken a turn toward darkness.”  Almost every journal is suspect.  I think I sent this link the last time but the FDA is severely compromised.  Almost ALL the money for medical schools come from the pharmaceutical industry who (literally) have veto power over much better solutions.  It is pure mammon driven evil as in the case of oncology. (Watch Christian believer made TheTruthAboutCancer.com documentary).  Truthfully – science is compromised and like politics – you have to go outside of mainstream media to get honest research.

WATCH: Whistleblowers reveal criminal practices of pharmaceutical industry in stunning interviews

Your last article on CHOLESTEROL however is about 50 years off in it’s accuracy.  Leading scientists have established conclusively that cholesterol has NOTHING to do with heart disease.   The Framingham study has once and for all established that lowering healthy fats may actually lead to MORE heart disease and worse complications.

In her book, the BIG FAT LIE, journalist Nina Teicholtz explains how Dr. Ansel Keys manipulated his own data (funded by the vegetable oil industry) to come to this a false conclusion and how crony capitalists and politicians literally bought off and threatened REAL medical scrutiny of this cholesterol theory that became public policy.  At the end of his life Ansel was not allowed by ANY MEDICAL JOURNAL to publish an updated study disproving his original work.  I’ve set a link below to a general article with multiple studies referenced, as well as the text of an email I sent to many 3 years ago when my friend/CPA and son-in-law both had heartattacks within a week of each other.

Ending the Cholesterol-Heart Disease Myth – NaturalNews.com

Ending the Cholesterol-Heart Disease Myth Tuesday, April 08, 2008 by: Andreas Moritz Tags: medical myths, cholesterol, health news Most Viewed Articles Today Week Month Year See the …
http://www.naturalnews.com/…medical_myths_cholesterol.html

It would be wonderful if you would at least publish some serious medical research on the topic if not retract your link to this specific article.

From: Jim B
Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 1:02 PM
Subject: Concordance of Articles/Videos on Chelation, the Cholesterol/Fat Myth and the fraudulent original study adopted by the AHA and the FDA.
To: All My Friends and Family

Recently 2 very dear people to me have had heart attacks in the past 2 weeks.  And it never should have happened.  If ANYONE in your circle is a candidate for heart disease – PLEASE  – at least investigate this fully so that you can say conclusively you have done all you could.

Many of you know that I suffered symptoms of a heart attack in 2008.  I remembered my (then) 71 yr old friend – Walt Rice, whose wife Jean was an RN nurse, helped him permanently avoid heart surgery by a process that removes the plaque from your entire circulatory system through chelation therapy (chelation described at bottom of email).  If it weren’t for Jean, Walt and I both would not only have suffered tens of thousands of dollars of hospital bills, but would never have continued to play tennis for years after his first heart attack scare.  Shockingly, most doctors never treat the ROOT problem of plaque but merely hand out blood thinners and statin’s causing a HIGH RISK of repeating another attack.  Below you’ll see videos of top cardiologists who USED TO prescribe Lipitor-like state that there is not one single study showing that people who take statins will actually live longer.  Including Bill Clinton’s cardiologist, and doctors published in the British Medical and Journal of Internal Medicine.My skepticism of accepting medical community (and FDA) consensus as gospel began with my first hand experiences with Dr. Atida Karr.  Karr’s completely healthy topical acne treatment business was shut down by the FDA to protect Roche Labs toxic drugAccutane – and did so by planting a Roche scientist at the FDA for the FTC/FDA review, and then immediately rehiring him at Roche 1 week after the verdict.  No longer did I give the medical “experts” the benefit of the doubt.

I’m told that Big Pharma now pays for almost all of the materials and course work in medical schools so alternative (anti-pharmeceutical) research and studies are literally not even introduced to most modern MD’s. Ask any doctor how it is the French (who eat about 5 times the fat we eat here in America) have a better BMI index and cardiovascular average and they’ll likely “guess” by saying it’s genetic.  Your doctor is probably a great guy, but may have never been exposed to the overwhelming preponderance of evidence on this stuff.  However, now it’s now becoming mainstream.
I have compiled a list of articles and videos for YOU to make your own decisions, not based on whether your doctor (or my article) says so – but for you to intelligently listen to the arguments and make a decision for yourself.
  • Cardiologists revolt against cholesterol myth: Short video documentary of cardiologists – including those who formerly prescribed statins like Lipitor – explain that they saw NO correlation between cholesterol and heart disease in their own patients and why the medical community is currently caught in this fallacy.  This article has both PART 1 and PART 2 of an Australian ABC documentary but if you are only going to watch one – watch Part 2.  It is reported and moderated by Dr. MaryAnne Demasi.
  • In the Framingham Heart Study, which is the longest-running and perhaps most significant study on heart disease done to date, it was demonstrated that intake of cholesterol in the diet had absolutely no correlation with heart disease. This article explains the data with major cardio researchers that even looking at diets of high cholesterol populations around the world – there is no correlation.
  • Chelation.  THIS is the best single article that compiles not only scientific studies of chelation since the 1950’s, but also compares the rates of heart attacks reoccurring with angioplasty/stinting and common medical treatment.  The NIH recently did a study on chelation and concluded that it had some benefit.  However, the (As mentioned in the videos above, the REAL statistics of success with statin drugs and conventional medicine are alarming.)  Here is a background on how it began and a good overview of what it is and how it works.
  • The (bad) study that started it all.  This TED video (about 15 minutes) is from a reporter who began to research the granddaddy of all studies upon which the American Heart Association and the US Govt (NIH, CDC etc) derived the famous “food pyramid” we were taught as children that presumed animal fat (and cholesterol) was the cause of heart disease.  Funny thing though, it turns out that the scientist – being paid by Crisco vegetable oil – selectively ignored 75% of the data that disproved his theory.  The author begins wondering why heart disease was almost non-existent in America before 1920 and has only continued to get worse FOLLOWING the push to make grains about 40% or more of your diet.  THIS IS A MUST WATCH and her NY Times best selling book – called The Big Fat Surprise is a must read.At the bottom of this email is a book review that recounts the basic story of how Dr. Benjamin Ancel Keys hoodwinked the scientific community and the government in the first place – and shows the ACTUAL data Keys ignored that undercut his theory.
  • Here is an excerpt from an article that referenced the ABC videos citing some other key studies.

Just a few years ago, more than one in four Americans over the age of 45 were taking a statin drug, such as Lipitor or Crestor to reduce their cholesterol levels, thinking that would keep them safe from heart disease. Some doctors in the U.S and abroad were even advocating mandatory statins for everyone over the age of 50. Today it appears that the cholesterol myth is crumbling under a growing pile of evidence documenting that rather than preventing heart disease, taking statins can actually causes and accelerates it.

 A landmark study in 2012 showed that statin use is associated with a 52% increase in prevalence and extent of calcified coronary plaque compared to those who used no statins. “Arterial plaque is a hallmark of cardiovascular disease and increases risk of all-cause mortality,” according to natural health advocate Dr. Joseph Mercola. Anything that increases calcification and stiffening of arteries should be avoided, and statins fall into that category.
Another study found that type 2 diabetics with advanced atherosclerosis, and taking statin drugs regularly, had significantly more coronary artery calcification compared to those who did not take statins. Participants not initially taking statins saw their progression of coronary artery calcification as well as abdominal aortic artery calcification significantly increase when they began frequent statin use.

Dr. MarkHyman, the physican called in to treat President Clinton after his bypass, says patients who lower cholesterol with statins have higher levels of insulin, while those who lower it with diet have lower insulin levels. This is important because elevated insulin levels are the first sign of diabetes, and are what cause weight gain around the middle, high blood pressure, increased inflammation, and may cause stickiness of the blood. Each of these conditions contributes to heart attacks and heart disease.

Dr. Mercola seconds those statements, saying that diabetes is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which is why so many diabetics are prescribed a statin drug. However, statins actually accelerate the progression of disease. “If you don’t have diabetes already, taking statins will significantly increase your risk”, he says, noting a study in which statins increased the risk of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women by a whopping 48 percent.
In spite of all this, the use of statin drugs continues to be recommended by physicians who get most of their continuing education from pharmaceutical companies. Just a coupe of weeks ago I was astonished when my highly intelligent and thoughtful dentist told me he is now taking statins because his doctor says he must. Before you fall into the same trap, be sure to watch these videos, if they haven’t as yet been taken down.
  • “Cereal Killers”.  (http://www.cerealkillersmovie.com/) – This follows a 42 year old Irish man who went on an all fat/protein, near-ZERO carb diet for 30 days and to the amazement of his doctors – got healthier including indicators of heart disease.  (Directly contrary to what our government/medical community has been teaching for 60+ years). The most educational part of the documentary (in my opinion) is watching the transformation of the opinions of the cardiologists going from horror to amazement at the actual medical results.
  • (Also here are backup articles on the science of salt and an ECONOMIST article on the fallacy of cutting fat out of your diet
BOOK REVIEW OF BIG FAT SURPRISE –

Ancel Benjamen Keys.

Ancel Keys came up with the diet-heart hypothesis and singlehandedly catalyzed the movement that led us where we are today. And he did it because he let his monstrous ego override whatever modicum of scientific integrity he had.

Here’s what happened.

In a 1952 presentation at Mt. Sinai in New York (later published in a paper that received enormous attention), Keys formally introduced this idea, which he called his “diet-heart hypothesis” [fat in the diet -> increased blood cholesterol -> heart disease]. His graph showed a close correlation between fat intake and death rates from heart disease in six countries.

It was a perfect upward curve, like a child’s growth chart. Key’s graph suggested that if you extended the curve back down to zero fat intake, your risk of hear disease would nearly disappear.

This connect-the-dot exercise in 1952 was the acorn that grew into the giant oak tree of our mistrust of fat today. All the ailments that have been ascribed to eating fat over the years—not just heart disease but also obesity, cancer, diabetes, and more—stem from the implantation of this idea in the nutrition establishment by Ancel Keys and his perseverance in promoting it. Now, as you eat a salad with a lean chicken breast for lunch and choose pasta over steak for dinner, those choices can be traced back to him. The influence of Keys on the world of nutrition has been unparalleled.

Six Countries Graph The Big Fat Surprise

Keys traveled the world promoting his fat-causes-heart-disease theory using this famous six-countries chart. While presenting at a conference in Geneva, Switzerland, however, he ran into a serious scientist who was highly skeptical.

Jacob Yerushalmy, founder of the Biostatistics Department at Berkeley, realized Keys had cherry picked his data, and that had all the data been included, the graph showing the strong correlation between fat consumption and heart disease would have resolved into a bunch of dots scattered willy-nilly on the page.

Yerushalmy and his colleague Herman Hilleboe published a scathing rebuttal of Keys’ work. You can click on their paper, Fat in the Diet and Mortality from Heart Disease: A Methodologic Note, which I have put in my Dropbox, so you can see what a real scientific smack down looks like. Reading it almost makes me feel sorry for Keys.

How did Keys respond when this paper came out?

Nina interviewed Henry Blackburn, Key’s longtime associate who was there when Keys got the word.

“I remember the mood I the lab when that study came out,” he said.

“The mood…Not good”? Nina asked.

“Mmmmmm,” replied Blackburn, followed by a long pause.

His savaging at the hands of Yerushalmy and Hilleboe strengthened Keys’ resolve to forge ahead. Not to forge ahead and do good science, but to forge ahead to prove his point.

The skeptical response to his Geneva talk and the resultant paper

represented a humiliating but important moment for him: “*the* pivotal moment in Keys’ life,” remembers Blackburn. After the confrontation in Geneva, “[Keys] got up from being knocked around and said, ‘I’ll show those guys’ … and he designed the Seven Countries Study.”

What Keys did was spend the rest of his career wallowing in the confirmation bias. Instead of following the scientific method and trying to refute his diet-heart hypothesis, he made it his mission to look for anything and everything that confirmed it. And ignored or belittled any conflicting data.

Keys’ formidable powers of persuasion along with his academic credentials led over time to his diet-heart hypothesis being accepted by just about everyone. Anyone who dared to disagree was attacked with great vitriol in the pages of any journal in which the opposing argument appeared.

Thanks to his non-stop promotional abilities, Keys ran roughshod over his detractors, and in his annus mirabilis, 1961, scored three major triumphs. First, he graced the cover of  Time, he wrangled the American Heart Association (AHA) into his low-fat corral, and he got the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to buy into his theory. The AHA and NIH coups were particularly important because the first was an enormous lobbying agency and the second was the largest source of funding. With these two aboard Keys could both promote his anti-fat ideas to doctors and the public and could get the funds to do studies to confirm his bias.

As the diet-heart juggernaut rolled on, Americans cut their fat intake, and what fat they did eat, they made sure was polyunsaturated.

Which posed an enormous problem for Big Food. Saturated fats have certain cooking properties that are difficult to reproduce with polyunsaturated fats. But Big Food had had already developed trans fats, so they switched to them. Trans fats had been around for a half century, so they were there for the taking. And take they did. Soon just about every processed food had replaced saturated fats with trans fats, which they didn’t call trans fats in those days. They called them polyunsaturated fats. And everyone thought of them as health foods.

Keys final triumph was when the United States Government itself tumbled to the diet-heart hypothesis.

A non-scientist named Nick Mottern ended up writing the final report that came out of Washington recommending a diet in which fat in general was slashed, saturated fat was reduced to 10 percent of calories and the recommended dose of carbohydrates was 55-60 percent. A huge change from the lard-eating years during which most doctors had never seen a heart attack.

The public was kind of blah, as the public usually is with government reports. But Big Food had a different take. They were ecstatic.

The promotion of carbohydrate-based foods, such as cereals, bread, crackers, and chips, was exactly the kind of dietary advice large food companies favored, since those were the products they sold. Recommending polyunsaturated oils over saturated fats also served them well because these oils were a major ingredient of their cookies and crackers and were the principal ingredient in their margarines and shortenings. The pro-carbohydrate, anti-animal-fat orientation of Mottern’s emerging report thus suited food manufacturers just perfectly.

First, the AHA and the cardiologists were the only physician groups buying into the low-fat diet. But sooner or later, they all toppled like dominoes. One of the last holdouts was the pediatricians. Kids didn’t get heart disease, so why should they cut their fat, drink skim milk, etc? But soon they fell into line, too.

In one of the more disturbing descriptions in BFS, Nina describes studies done by British researchers on African children. Gambian children were put on low-fat diets (most of their fat calories were polyunsaturated and came from nuts and vegetable oils) after weaning and were compared to English babes who got a majority of their calories from whole milk and meat. Both groups of growing toddlers got the same number of calories, but

by the age of three, the Gambian babies weighed 75 percent less than they should, according to standard growth charts, while the Cambridge  babies were growing according to expectations and weighed, on average, 8 pounds more than the Gambians.

Writes Nina:

As an American parent, it’s hard to read this study without immediately running to see the fat content of one’s own “early weaning” foods—with unsettling results. While rice porridge, the first solid food fed to Gambian infants, was analyzed as containing 5 percent energy as fat, a jar of Earth’s Best Whole Grain Rice Cereal (an organic brand) that an American parent might feed a baby has zero grams fat. Later on, when Gambian babies were eating rice with groundnut sauce, at 18 percent fat, an American child might get barely 1 percent fat from a salubrious-sounding jar of Earth’s Best Vegetable Turkey Dinner (and this is one of the few dinner options with meat). Government data show that American children have reduced their intake of fat including saturated fat in recent decades.

If the results of the studies on Gambian children are any indication, American kids raised on the low-fat diet could be in for some health problems down the road. Already, children in other countries that haven’t stupidly encouraged reduced consumption of fat for children are passing US kids in height.

This is just one of many truths revealed in BFS that made me want to punch through a wall. Believe me, there are many, many more. Which is why it’s so important that this meticulously researched book reaches a wide audience. Only then will some changes be made and future generations spared the low-fat idiocy.

As with all things that bring about a nagging discomfort, the low-fat diet began to wear on people. And they began to yearn for something new. Some kind of regimen with maybe a little more fat. And who came to their rescue? Non other than our old friend Ancel Keys.

During the years Keys had been promoting his diet-heart hypothesis, he had been traveling the world and spending a lot of time in Italy at the palatial estate he built overlooking the sea south of Naples. (I’ve always wondered how he could afford such a place on an academician’s salary, but I guess that’s another story.) In his time in Italy and other countries bordering the Mediterranean, Key’s took note of the parts of the diet these different peoples ate that matched up with his own dietary philosophy and more or less combined all the disparate diets into one. And he published a study on the diet of the people from Crete that was to lay the foundation of what has now become the Mediterranean Diet with a capital D versus the Mediterranean diet with a small d that actually represents what the various peoples involved actually eat.

In 1975, Keys reissued his 1959 cookbook, Eat Well and Stay Well, with a few changes to Eat Well and Stay Well the Mediterranean Way, which was basically a repackaging of his low-fat diet under the term Mediterranean. This was the first time the Mediterranean Diet with a large D came into the lingo. Keys had pretty much retired by this time, so the banner was taken up by other scientists from Italy and Greece.

The story of how these scientists, using Keys’ bogus data from Crete (which in and of itself is a unbelievable story), teamed up with what amounted to a PR firm for the olive oil industry to seduce scores of American scientists and food writers is one of more fascinating parts of BFS. It was a perfect storm. The scientists and food writers were ripe to be lured into spending time on the Mediterranean coast, imbibing wine and eating the food. These all expense paid trips were ostensibly medical conferences, but in reality, they were marketing ploys. Food writers and journalists were looking for something new and exciting to write about. The masses, wearied of their tasteless low-fat fare, were ready to start adding fat back into their diets, even if it was in the form of olive oil. And the olive oil industry was more than ready to oblige. And to fund.

A handful of researchers started working on studies of the Mediterranean Diet, but there really wasn’t a Mediterranean Diet. There were a lot of people around the Mediterranean eating diverse diets, but no single Mediterranean Diet. So each research group basically created its own idea of the Mediterranean Diet and studied it.

To say you will be surprised to learn not only the structures of these various Mediterranean Diets but the outcome of the studies is a vast understatement.

I’m forever being accosted at parties and other events with questions about diet. When I explain what I do, I can’t tell you how many people then tell me they eat a Mediterranean Diet or that their doctor put them on a Mediterranean Diet. Even doctors believe the Mediterranean diet is the one diet that has stood the test of vigorous scientific investigation.

If only they knew.

Since the government got into the low-fat diet business, the health of the populace has gone to hell. We’re in the midst of an obesity epidemic the proportions of which now make the old TV star Jackie Gleason, who went by the moniker The Fat Man, look absolutely normal. Even worse, we’re in a diabetes epidemic that threatens to break the bank if it isn’t reversed.

As all this has been happening, the populace had been chewing through about 18 billion (billion with a B) pounds of soybean oil (through 2001), most of which had been partially hydrogenated. Partially hydrogenated fats are trans fats, of course, but few people knew what they were until recently. Which is just how Big Food wanted it.

By carefully grooming scientists and funding their research, Big Food had managed to keep the deleterious effects of trans fats from becoming public knowledge. Which was important because, as Nina writes, trans fats “were the backbone of Big Food.”

They had a scare early on by the Malaysian producers of naturally saturated tropical oils, which would have easily taken much of the market from trans fats had the public but known. But the American Soybean Association (ASA) was not about to let that happen, so they mounted an attack on tropical oils, branding them as dangerous saturated fats. Which, of course, they were. Saturated fats, that is, but certainly not dangerous.

One of the people Nina interviewed, David Drake, a top exec at the ASA, tells how one of their marketing people came up with the name “tree lard” for the tropical oils. Funny and clever. But devastating for the tropical oils.

Despite the work and outrage of a couple of scientists Big Food managed to keep marginalized, trans fats continued to quietly glide along under the surface of the consciousness of almost everyone. The masses thought they were eating polyunsaturated fats and Big Food kept them in the dark. How much in the dark?

..from the day hydrogenated oils were introduced in the form of Crisco in 1911 right up until the year 2005, nearly a century later, not one major scientific conference was devoted to the discussion of trans fats.

It really beggars belief.

Nina’s description of the Waterloo for trans fats is fascinating. They went from being unknown and in everything to being identified, vilified and banned in record time. And in a real twist of fate, their demise came about virtually overnight based on the same type of shoddy science that scared everyone off of saturated fats. Not that trans fats aren’t bad, because they are, but it is ironic that they were excoriated and killed off by the same kind of public-relations-driven schlock science that gave them their preeminence in the first place. I suppose it’s only fair.

The most frightening part of The Big Fat Surprise comes next. It is the absolute must read chapter. It details what has come after trans fats, and it’s not pretty. It’s a big step into the unknown, and those steps typically lead to an end that is not good.

Big Food finds itself in a real quandary. People read labels, and the great unwashed masses still think saturated fat is bad. So when they grab up a package and look at the label to see the saturated fat content

…any tick upwards in these fats by even 0.5 grams might alienate [Big Food’s] customers.

Says one Big Food exec Nina interviewed

Everyone is so sensitive to saturated fat content. That’s just our basic reality.

So Big Food can’t use saturated fats, even tropical oils, and now they can’t use trans fats, so what’s a packaged food manufacture to do? You don’t really want to know, but for your health’s sake, you better read about it to find out.

Nina ends her book with a redemption of saturated fats. She goes into great detail on why saturated fats are not just not bad for you, but are actually good for you. And they are. Trust me. Once you’ve read this final chapter, you’ll know why.

If you are a low-carb dieter, yet you’ve had this kind of nagging doubt about eating saturated fat, this last chapter is for you. What if all the experts are right?, you’ve probably asked yourself. Hell, I’ve asked it myself. I eat a ton of saturated fat, so I’m literally betting my life that saturated fat isn’t harmful. Reading The Big Fat Surprise will relieve you of a lot of angst. It will convert even the fiercest of skeptics, unless they’re so mired in their ideology that they can’t be budged. But just as we saturated fat eaters have suffered our angst, they will now suffer theirs.
As I wrote at the start, there are not enough superlatives to describe this book. It’s a life changer.

I predict that within a few years, one of two things will have happened as a result of this important book.

Either Nina will be burned at the stake. Or we will all be eating our food cooked in lard, butter, beef tallow and duck fat, just as we ate it back in the days before Ancel Keys came on the scene. We’ll eat the way we ate when a case of heart disease was an anomaly.

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  With articles in the Wall Street Journal, TIME, NY Times and other mainstream outlets, this information is finally coming to light.


Below are numerous excerpts of different articles explaining (again) what is the real link of blood pressure/cardiovascular disease.   Finally mainstream publications like the Washington Post and the Guardian have been writing articles on this the past 3 years.
In addition to Angioprim, cutting down your sweets and simple carbs (processed breads, sweets etc), and the list BELOW IN Dr. Mercola’s article  – here is the cheat sheet to things that knock down blood pressure/cholesterol:
  • Avocado’s and good fats
  • Coconut Oil (your wife should not be cooking with ANY Canola, Vegetable, Soybean oils as outlined here.) Cold pressed olive oil is ok too.
  • Ceylon Cinnamon (see below) [clinical studies shows it outperforms Lipitor and other drugs]
  • Raw Whole Almonds
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Coconut oil is a great fighter against cardiovascular disease

Diabetes isn’t the only blood-related illness that coconut oil fights. It has been shown in multiple clinical trials to combat a number of cardiovascular diseases, to limit heart attacks and strokes and help manage cholesterol.

Managing cholesterol is, alone, a huge improvement towards preventing heart disease. Coconut oil has a few other tricks up its sleeve though.

The nutritional profile of coconut oil helps the body form fewer blood clots, lowers the risk of developing free radicals, and keeps higher reserves of antioxidants in cells. Free radicals are ‘rogue’ atoms that are missing an electron in their outermost shell. These electrons compensate by stealing an electron from a neighbouring atom, and, when uncontrolled, create a chain reaction of electron-theft. Each stolen electron creates an unstable atom which can spread and lead to cancer.

Many heart diseases are caused by atherosclerosis – the hardening of the arteries. This is caused by excess of plaque in the arteries, which can be caused by a variety of things – toxins, viral or bacterial infections, free radicals.

Much like blood will clot to heal wounds on the outer layer of skin, it sends platelets to heal wounds affecting the cardiovascular system itself. Platelets are proteins that stick together, and stick to damaged tissue. They act similar to a bandaid for the cardiac system. The combination of platelets, minerals, cholesterol and scarred tissue build up in the body and can eventually harden, leading to potentially deadly disease.

Having effective systems to produce enough platelets is important. If your body cannot properly bandage an internal injury, your veins will produce too much scar tissue.

Conclusion: Coconut oil has a number of effective methods that can prevent heart disease. It helps prevent atherosclerosis by ensuring the cardiac system can repair itself properly, and helps prevent cholesterol buildup.

Coconut oil is great at lowering cholesterol

In one particular study on coconut oil’s effect on cholesterol, 40 subjects were given either two tablespoons of coconut oil or two tablespoons of soybean oil daily for twelve weeks. The group taking soybean oil saw an increase in LDL cholesterol – not the kind you want – and a decrease in HDL cholesterol, whereas the coconut oil group saw only an increase in HDL.

HDL cholesterol can help the body wipe out LDL cholesterol. Since HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol, as its name indicates, is dense, it can sweep LDL cholesterol off the walls of veins and arteries. This prevents excess cholesterol from building up, which is one of the biggest causes of cardiovascular disease.

Conclusion: Coconut oil helps rid the body of LDL cholesterol, which can build up and cause a huge number of problems.

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RHR: The Functional Medicine Approach to High Cholesterol
The message that “cholesterol is bad and if you have high cholesterol you should take a statin to lower it” is out of date and not in sync with the most recent scientific evidence. Unfortunately, the latest findings have not trickled down to the average primary care doctor—or even the average cardiologist. Today I discuss the six underlying causes of high cholesterol and how addressing those issues can often alleviate the need to take statins.

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Cinnamon And Honey on Cholesterol

The traditional Chinese medicine has used the combination of honey and cinnamon for thousands of years, and this mixture has a long tradition of use as a homemade medicine.

RAW UNFILTERED HONEY is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, while cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to people.

The cinnamon essential oil and the enzyme found in honey which produces hydrogen peroxide, are the two most powerful anti-microbial components of this combination that prevent the growth of fungi and bacteria.

Be sure to get Raw Unfilitered Honey (preferably Manuka honey) and organic Ceylon cinnamin – not the traditional grocery store items.

This potent mixture offers numerous health benefits, and is extremely helpful in the following cases:

CholesterolIn a cup of tea, add 2 tablespoons of honey and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon, and drink the mixture. It will reduce the cholesterol levels by 10% within two hours.

Boost the immune system

The regular consumption of this mixture will boost the immune system and prevents viruses and bacteria.

How to prepare it:

You should put some honey in a pot and heat it. Add cinnamon and wait until you get a thick, caramel-like mixture. You should take a teaspoon of this mixture 30 minutes before meals.

Source: www.mrhealthylife.com

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From Dr. Mercola (physician)  where he explains why he stopped prescribing drugs to lower cholesterol:
How to Safely and Effectively Treat High Cholesterol

Fortunately, there are simple, basic strategies that can help you regulate your cholesterol.

First, please realize that simply lowering your dietary cholesterol intake is not an effective primary strategy.

Why?

Because 75 percent of your cholesterol is produced by your liver, which is influenced by your insulin levels. Therefore, if you optimize your insulin levels, you will also regulate your cholesterol levels.

One of the most powerful ways you can do that is by exercising, and paying attention to the foods you eat. Foods that increase your insulin levels will also contribute to high cholesterol by making your liver produce more of it.

Here are my primary recommendations for safely lowering and regulating your cholesterol levels:

  1. Reduce, with the plan of eliminating, grains and sugars in your daily diet.
  2. Eat the right foods for your nutritional type.
  3. Make sure you’re getting plenty of high-quality, animal-based omega3-fats. I prefer those from krill oil.
  4. Avoid excessive smoking and alcohol.
  5. Address your emotional challenges.

I’ve treated between 20-30,000 patients, and I’ve only found about five people who were unable to respond to the recommendations I’ve given here. In these cases they likely had a condition called familial hypercholesterolemia.

It is extremely rare, affecting about one in 1,000 people who are on cholesterol lowering medication, but for those there may actually be some benefit to taking a statin drug.

Some have asked me about taking red rice extract, and there is some confusion on that issue. Please understand that red rice extract is also a statin drug, with the same exact mechanism of action as other statins, even though it’s available over the counter.

My Neighbor’s Cholesterol Challenge Nearly Killed Him

On June 5 my old next door neighbor gave me a call and asked me if we could play tennis. We used to play regularly before I moved two years ago. He used to beat me in straight sets even though he was 70 years old, he was very good in placing the ball.

Well when we played this time it was a bit different in that he was much slower and I could easily hit balls straight past him. This time I won in straight sets. Sure he was two years older and 72 now but that could not possibly account for his decreased playing level.

After our match he explained that he was tired all the time now because his doctors put him on Zocor.  Foolishly they never put him on ubiquinol  This should be medical malpractice.  In his case the statin drug completely devastated my neighbor’s health. His energy level and quickness had been radically reduced.

Fortunately he was open to trying the ubiquinol and going on some vitamin D.  I am hoping he will beat me in straight sets the next time we play.

What You Must Know if You Chose to Take Cholesterol Medication

 

If you chose to continue taking statin drugs, then it’s vital that you understand the mechanism of action of these drugs.

They typically work by reducing an enzyme in your liver, which not only reduces the production of cholesterol, but it also reduces the production of coenzyme Q10. When you lower the production of coQ10, you increase your risk of a variety of different health problems.

Premature aging is one primary side effect of having too little coQ10 because this essential vitamin recycles other antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E.

CoQ10 deficiency also accelerates DNA damage. Therefore, it is absolutely vital to supplement with coQ10 if you’re taking a statin drug. Unfortunately, many doctors fail to inform their patients of this fact.

If you’re over 40, I would highly recommend taking a reduced form of coenzyme Q10 called ubiquinol, because it’s far more effectively absorbed by your body.

Cholesterol is such an important issue, surrounded by so much confusion that I’m offering my Special Report on this topic FREE to all my readers. Simply click this link to download this in-depth report.

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Your Blood PressureResolution May Meet Success With Improved Gut Microbiome

The rather large community of bacteria residing in your gut also has a substantial influence on your ability to lose weight. For many people, weight loss may result in ultimately gaining the original amount of weight back, and then some. In the diet industry this is called the “yo-yo effect,” and has been replicated in mice.21

The bacteria living in your gut help to extract energy from the food you eat and are influenced by the type of foods you choose. Some changes happen to your gut quickly, while other changes to the type of bacteria happen more slowly. During the study, researchers fed mice high-fat chow for a month until they became obese.22 They then switched the food to normal chow for mice, which resulted in weight loss.

However, once the researchers returned the mice to the high-fat food, the mice gained even more weight than they had before. After dieting, the obese mice had returned to their normal baseline weight, including blood values such as cholesterol, blood sugar and insulin levels, but further examination revealed their gut microbiome had not fully reverted to their pre-obese state.

After gaining weight the gut microbiome became less diverse. Using this information, the researchers completed further experiments and were able to demonstrate this change in gut bacteria was the reason the animals experienced accelerated weight gain once they returned to a high-fat diet.

These findings are preliminary and still leave several questions unanswered, which is why the research team is now studying humans to determine if they experience the same microbial lag when dieting.

In the study’s work with animals, the researchers found it took mice 21 weeks to normalize their microbial community. If that span scales to humans it could take many years after dieting to normalize your gut microbiota. In this animal model, they were not supplemented with probiotics to assist in the recovery of their gut microbiome.

That said, previous research suggests the human gut microbiome may change rather quickly. Even a few days on a dramatically different diet may shift your microbial makeup according to some studies.23 It remains to be seen whether this holds true for microbial communities associated specifically with obesity.

Easiest, Cheapest and Best Way to Improve Your Gut Microbiome

Fermented foods are the easiest, best and cheapest way you can make a significant impact on your gut microbiome. Fermentation can be accomplished using a wild method, during which the food is allowed to ferment alone. However, the results are more time consuming and the end product is less certain. Inoculating the food with a starter culture will speed the process and ensure you’ll end up with a consistent, high-quality product that not only naturally preserves the food, allowing you to store it for several weeks, but also produces:

  • Beneficial healthy bacteria that promote gut health. Fermented milk products also contain non-digestible carbohydrate galacto-oligosaccharide, which acts as a prebiotic,24 and essential amino acids25
  • Beneficial enzymes
  • Certain nutrients, including B vitamins, biotin and folic acid.26 Fermented milk products also contain higher amounts of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)27
  • Increased bioavailability of minerals28
  • Short-chain fatty acids, which help improve your immune system function

Optimizing your gut health is a foundational step to good health, and an important step to take this New Year. Considering current disease statistics, you likely will benefit from eating fermented foods with a variety of bacteria to improve your microbial diversity. I believe it is the least expensive and most effective means of accomplishing this goal.
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A New Way of Looking at Heart Disease and Novel Treatment Options

By Dr. Mercola

We have an epidemic of heart disease in this country and the conventional treatments, such as the use of statin drugs and surgeries involving artery bypasses and stents, typically do not work well. So, what does?

Dr. Thomas Cowan is a family physician and a founding member of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

In his book, “Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor’s Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease,” which is also available as an audiobook from Audible, he helps answer that question.

It’s a fascinating book, and not overly technical, making it an excellent addition to any layman’s health library.

“Basically, the book has three parts,” Cowan says. “For whatever reason, my destiny in my career is that I take on some of the biggest accepted wisdoms … [and] I try to figure out whether they’re actually true or not.

The first part is my [personal] story … [In] the second part, I examine the theory that the heart is a pump. I say that the heart is not a pump. Then I explain why the blood moves and what the heart is doing, and the interesting ramifications of that.

The third part is … [about] what causes heart attacks … Here is an interesting point: I learned in medical school there were four major coronary arteries. In some places, it says three. In some places, it says two.

Even the basics of how many major coronary arteries we have is actually in dispute. It’s a matter of semantics.”

Questioning the Role of Arterial Plaque in Heart Attacks

Regardless of the exact number, conventional wisdom states that the coronary arteries, i.e., major blood vessels, supply all of the blood flow to the heart. If one or more of them gets blocked with plaque, a bottleneck forms that prevents blood from getting through.

The area downstream from that blockage doesn’t get any blood, and hence no oxygen or nutrients. The first indication that this is occurring is pain, which we call angina. As the problem progresses, the pain worsens, which is called unstable angina. Eventually, if left untreated, you end up with a heart attack.

The field of cardiology is primarily focused on getting rid of the plaque, whether by using stents, doing bypasses, angioplasties, lowering cholesterol (since the plaque is supposedly caused by excess cholesterol), or putting the patient on a low-fat diet.

“[Conventionally], it’s all about the plaque,” Cowan says. “My point in the book is that it’s NOT about the plaque.”

The Problem With Viewing the Heart as a Pump

Cardiologists and doctors in general are taught that the walls of the heart create pressure, which causes propulsion of the blood through the body. In essence, the heart is viewed as a pump — a pressure propulsion system caused by the muscular contraction of the ventricles.

However, your body actually contains an enormous amount of blood vessels. Most of the blood vessels in your heart and body are capillaries, which are very thin-walled, very narrow tubes.

If you were to spread these blood vessels out, they would cover three football fields. If you were to place the blood vessels end to end, in a series, they would encircle the Earth between one and three times.

“The pump theory is you have a 1-pound, somewhat thin-walled organ, and it’s going to pump [blood] around the Earth every single day for 70 years; 60 to 70 times a minute. That 1-pound, thin-walled organ can [supposedly] generate enough pressure [to do that] by squeezing …

Frankly, that’s ridiculous. But it actually gets worse than that. If you do a flow velocity diagram, it turns out that the blood is moving the fastest at the heart, both before and after the heart.

As it goes into the arterioles and then the smaller arteries, it gets to the capillaries … [where] it actually stops and does a little shimmy, or it goes very slow, depending on who you believe … The analogy is, a narrow river goes fast and when it goes out into a wetland, it goes very slow.

It has to go slow — it has to stop almost — to exchange the gasses and the food. So not only are we pushing all the way around the Earth, but halfway around our travel, we stop and then we get going again. You’re expecting that to be all from the push from behind …

It even gets worse than that because we have an outflow tube of the left ventricle called the aortic arch … which is shaped like McDonald’s arch. The blood goes from the left ventricle, out the aortic valve, through the arch, then down to the body.

The analogy here is if you stick a similarly shaped arched garden hose off your spigot outside your house, and then turn it on really hard, which recreates the pumping … you would expect the garden hose to straighten out because if you put pressure, the arch would straighten.

In fact, you can look on any angiogram and catheterization and you can see that arch actually bends in a little bit during systole, which from a pressure propulsion model makes absolutely no sense at all.”

The Hydraulic Ram Model of the Heart

Clearly, if your heart stops beating, you won’t live very long, but if the heart isn’t actually pumping the blood, how does it work? In his book, Cowan describes the heart as a hydraulic ram, which he explains thus:

“What does the heart do? The blood is moving fast. It comes into the heart. The heart stops the blood, and like a hydraulic ram, it holds it back. The walls expand. The pressure differential happens, and then it opens the gate and comes out.

More so when the blood is in the heart, because of the unique shape of the heart … The heart is a vortex-creating machine … [I]t has these trabeculae (fibers) inside the heart. Each area of the trabeculae is connected with a certain part of the body.

[One] area of the heart is connected with the spleen, another area of the inner part of the heart is connected with the foot, and so on.

The blood comes in and these areas of the heart create their individual spirals, and package up certain parts of the blood, like the old red blood cells, into a vortex and send it to the spleen, whereas another part sends the fresh new red blood cells up to the brain.

If there’s a cut on your leg, it dissolves some of the inner fibers, puts that in a vortex and sends that to the cut on your leg. It’s so wild. Again, there’s an article about this on my website, as hard as it is to believe, that actually documents that in very clear terminology how this happens.”

What’s Water Got to Do With It?

Interestingly, the work of Gerald Pollack, author of “The Fourth Phase of Water,” was instrumental in helping Cowan understand the function of the heart and how blood flows if it isn’t being pushed or pumped by the heart.

First off, if any pumping action were to be involved, it would actually have to occur at the capillaries because that’s where the blood stops and needs to get moving again. However, the solution nature came up with is far simpler. As the blood moves up the venous tree, the blood vessels narrow and eventually coalesce to come back to the heart.

This narrowing of the vessels makes the blood flow faster, in and of itself. Valves and muscular contractions also play a role. However, the primary way blood moves has to do with water. As Pollack has described, water can exist in four phases, not just three. The fourth phase of water is formed by the interaction of water and a hydrophilic surface.

“What happens with that is you form a gel layer, or protective layer, on that hydrophilic surface, which is negatively charged. Therefore, the opposite of positive charge is dissolved into the bulk water in the middle of the tube (capillary or blood vessel) … All you need is a hydrophilic tube, which forms a gel layer, which is negatively charged, and then the bulk water is positively charged. The positive charges repel each other and that starts the flow going up the hill,” Cowan explains.

Sun, Earth and the Human Touch — Three Key Principles for Healthy Blood Flow

Pollack has also clearly demonstrated there are three natural energies that result in separation of charges that create flow:

1. Sunlight charges up your blood vessels, which increases the flow of blood. When the sun’s rays penetrate your skin, it causes a massive increase of nitric oxide that acts as a vasodilator. As much as 60 percent of your blood can be shunted to the surface of your skin through the action of nitric oxide. This helps absorb solar radiation, which then causes the water in your blood to capture the energy and become structured.

This is a key component for a healthy heart. The ideal is to be exposed to the sun while grounding, meaning walking barefoot. This forms a biological circuit that makes it work even better.

2. Negative ions from the Earth, also known as earthing or grounding. This also charges up your blood vessels, creates a separation of charges, creates more positive ions and allows the blood to flow upward, against gravity.

3. The field effect or touch from another living being, such as laying on of hands.

As noted by Cowan, “The best thing is to be, more or less, with shorts or naked on the beach, with the saltwater, which acts as an electrical conductor, holding hands with somebody you love. That’s how you structure the water.” Sun exposure, grounding, and skin-to-skin contact are three prevention strategies that, ideally, everyone should be doing. It doesn’t get a whole lot easier or less expensive than that.

“The water is a battery. Those inputs separate the charges, charge the battery, the battery does work and it starts flow. That flow, just through Bernoulli’s principle, which is the wider it is, the slower it goes, [when it] narrows, it goes faster. That is the reason the blood moves, in a nutshell.”

Does Plaque Really Cause Heart Attacks?

As mentioned, Cowan does not ascribe to the plaque theory of heart disease. Instead, he makes a strong case for heart disease being a problem rooted in mitochondrial dysfunction. What’s wrong with the plaque theory? For starters, if plaque were responsible, there would have to be something in the blood or blood vessels causing the plaque, such as cholesterol or inflammation.

And, since all blood vessels are identical — there’s no difference between the splenic artery, the femoral artery or the coronary artery, for example — if there’s plaque in one artery, there should be plaque everywhere, and an attack should theoretically occur just about anywhere in the body, depending on where the blockage is. Yet people do not have “spleen attacks,” or “foot attacks,” which would be the result of a bottleneck of plaque forming near these organs.

“There is such a thing as renal artery ischemia. But basically, there are only two organs that have attacks. The brain, we call that a stroke, and the heart, we call that a myocardial infraction (MI) or a heart attack,” Cowan says.

“Why not the other organs? Because that suggests there’s something different about those organs. It’s not the blood vessels because the blood vessels, they’re the same. There’s something different about the heart and the brain that’s causing the attacks. It’s not the blood flow.”

In the ’40s and ’50s when the plaque theory began to emerge, most cardiologists rejected it, noting there’s massive collateral circulation between the coronary arteries and this massive network of fine blood vessels. It doesn’t really matter whether one area gets blocked or not, because the whole thing is like the wetlands; it will simply compensate for a blockage in one area by increasing blood flow elsewhere.

What’s Wrong With the Plaque Theory?

Post-mortem autopsy studies — which are available on Cowan’s website, humanheartcosmicheart.com — looking at arterial blockages in the area leading to the part that had an attack showed that only 18 percent were actually blocked. That means that in 82 percent of cases, a blocked artery was NOT the cause of the heart attack.

So, what caused it? In another study, 66 percent of normal 50-year-olds who died in car accidents were found to have a one or more, greater than 90 percent stenosis or blockage of a coronary artery! Yet none of them had any symptoms.

“I’m not saying blockages are good. I’m not saying plaque is good. What I am saying is it’s nowhere near sufficient to explain why people have heart attacks,” Cowan says.

“Every week somebody comes in and says ‘I’m not feeling as well as I used to. I have some chest pain, a little shortness of breath walking up the hills. I went on a 5-mile walk yesterday and I’m not doing as well as I used to. I went to the cardiologist. He did tests and found I have a 95 percent blockage in one of my coronary arteries. He said if it blocks any more, I’ll have a heart attack and die… [and that I] better have a stent or an angioplasty.’

I think to myself, No. 1, if all of the blood flow comes through these coronary arteries and he’s got 95 percent blockage of this major vessel, how did he walk up this 5-mile hill? In fact, how is he even standing upright if he’s got less than 5 percent blood flow to a major part of his heart?

So, you mean to tell me if he blocks from 5 percent to 2 percent, that’s it? Curtains in, you die? The reality is 5 percent is 0 percent, and blocking to 2 percent is the same as 0 percent. It’s very clear that the theory that the blood squeezes through the bottle neck in the vessel is complete nonsense.

The blood does not squeeze through the bottleneck. It bypasses it. It goes through these collateral vessels and the flow is more or less normal, although there is some problem in the heart, but it’s not because of that blockage. That’s why the Mayo Clinic and other studies, when they unblock the blockage, it doesn’t do any good for the patient.”

In Cowan’s view, there is only a small subset of patients that might benefit from bypass intervention, specifically if you have a greater than 90 percent stenosis (blockage) of the proximal part (the early part) of the left anterior descending (the primary artery that supplies blood to your heart).

The Real Cause of Heart Attacks

If a blockage isn’t the cause of the heart attack, then what is? Cowan makes a strong case for three basic causes of heart attacks, in the following order of importance or likelihood:

1. Decreased parasympathetic tone followed by sympathetic nervous system activation. You have two nervous systems, a central and an autonomic. Your autonomic nervous system has two arms: the sympathetic fight-or-flight, and the parasympathetic, which governs rest and digestion.

Decreased parasympathetic tone results from stress, diabetes, high blood pressure and other factors, including emotional and psychological ones. That’s the first thing that happens. Then, while under the influence of a low parasympathetic tone, you experience some sort of emotional, psychological or physical stress that activates your sympathetic nervous system.

This shifts your cell metabolism from the mitochondria to the cytoplasm, meaning the cells in your heart shift from using fat for fuel, to generating fuel in a glycolytic way through the fermentation of sugar. Once that glycolytic shift occurs, you enter into glycolytic metabolism where you burn sugar for fuel and make lactic acid. As in other muscles, lactic acid in the heart muscle causes the telltale cramps and pain known as angina.

Since your heart cannot stop contracting to allow the blood flow to flush out the lactic acid, the lactic acid builds up, causing localized metabolic acidosis that necroses or destroys the cardiac tissue. Also, when the tissue becomes acidic, calcium cannot enter the tissue. As a result, the heart muscle cannot contract properly.

Next, pressure in the arteries embedded in the non-moving area of your heart builds, which then breaks off little pieces. These are the “clots” conventional cardiology believes are the cause of the heart attack.

But the clots are not due to plaque, they’re the result of pressure in the non-moving area of your heart, which is the result of not getting calcium into the cells, which is the result of lactic acid forming from the altered metabolism in the heart. This chain of events, Cowan believes, is the real cause of most heart attacks.

2. Collateral circulation failure. Diabetes, smoking and high-stress all affect collateral circulation, not major blood vessels, and all of these are known to raise your risk of a heart attack.

3. Particularly badly placed plaque formation. This is not the norm, but could occur.

Indeed, one of the problems with using carbohydrates as a primary fuel — which a majority of people in the West are doing — is that it generates more reactive oxygen species (ROS) and secondary free radicals. Chronically, this will cause mitochondrial damage. I like to simplify it by saying that carbs are dirty fuels — dirty in the sense that they generate excessive amounts of free radicals that poison the mitochondria.

It’s this dirty fuel — the net carbs — that creates fermentation metabolism and subsequent lactic acid production. The answer is not to take more antioxidants. The answer is to reduce the production of free radicals by reducing net carbs and increasing the amount of healthy dietary fats you eat.

This is a core tenet of a healthy diet, and if you understand Cowan’s explanation above, and how carbs act as a dirty fuel, you’ll have a good understanding of why a high-sugar diet causes heart disease and heart attacks.

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Study: A Mediterranean Diet Beats Statins for People with Heart Disease

Oct 31st 2016, 08:39, by Julie Fidler

In a new study looking at the effects of a Mediterranean diet on people with poor heart health, the popular diet appeared to help heart patients more than statin drugs.

What the Research has to Say

Researchers detailed the findings of the observational study at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Rome last weekend. [1]

For the study, leading heart disease expert Professor Giovanni de Gaetano and his colleagues followed 1,200 people with a history of heart attacks, strokes, and blocked arteries over 7 years. Over the duration of the study, 208 participants died. [2]

The researchers found that the more participants adhered to a Mediterranean diet, the less likely they were to die over the course of the study.

Specifically, patients who ate a mainly Mediterranean diet were 37% less likely to die during the study than those whose dietary patterns were furthest from the Omega-3 fatty acid-rich diet. That did not change, even after researchers adjusted for age, sex, class, exercise and other habits.

Earlier studies showed that statin drugs reduce the risk of heart problems by 24%.

A Little Info on the Popular Mediterranean Diet

Many people eat a Mediterranean diet because it’s a healthy eating pattern that isn’t overly restrictive. For example, it’s perfectly OK to have a beer a day while still adhering to the diet. [1]

And while a Mediterranean diet is known for being low-carb, some pretty sweet research emerged in July 2016 suggesting that eating small portions of pasta may be OK. In fact, it might actually help people lose weight.

Generally speaking, however, a Mediterranean diet emphasizes:

  • Eating mostly plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts.
  • Using “healthy” olive oil and canola oil in place of butter.
  • Flavoring foods with herbs and spices, versus salt.
  • Consuming red meat no more than a few times a month.
  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week.
  • Drinking red wine in moderation (optional). [3]

A recent study shows that, unlike other types of fats and cooking oils, it’s OK to consume high amounts of the healthy fats found in olive oil and canola oil.

So, a Mediterranean diet is a healthy diet for people with heart problems, but olive oil has also been shown to prevent heart disease. This eating pattern has been shown to have numerous other health benefits.

Statin Use in the U.S.

A quick look at Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics shows that the number of Americans using statins, which are intended to lower cholesterol, has been increasing. Here are a few key findings from CDC report released in December 2014:

  • From 2003 to 2012, the use of statins increased from 18% to 26%.
  • During that time period, statin use increased with age, from 17% of adults aged 40-59, to 48% of adults aged 75 and older.
  • About 71% of adults with cardiovascular disease, and 54% of adults with hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol in the blood) used a cholesterol-lowering medication. [4]

The Dark Side of Statin Drugs

As you can see from the statistics above, the majority of people with high cholesterol will be prescribed a statin. Many patients with Type 2 diabetes will also be prescribed a statin drug as a preventative measure, as diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease.

But these medications have a dark side. They’re so common, however, that many people have no idea that statins are associated with over 300 adverse events, including thyroid cancer in women, and cataracts and other eye problems. Past research even suggests that statins may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Every pharmaceutical drug comes with risks, many of which are pretty serious, so it’s encouraging whenever a natural alternative is shown to be just as effective as – or more effective than – pills.

Since the study was observational and relied on participants to self-report what they ate, more research is needed. However, with all the other health benefits that a Mediterranean diet provides, it might be a good idea to make the switch now. [1]

Sources:

[1] CNN

[2] The Guardian

[3] U.S. Centers for Disease Control

[4] Mayo Clinic

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You may be familiar with turmeric as the bright yellow spice that is commonly found in curry powder. Turmeric has a long history as a healing herb and culinary spice in India. Interestingly, India has the highest per capita consumption of turmeric AND the lowest incidence of cognitive decline worldwide![2] About Joshua Corn

Your Brain on Curcumin
The hallmark process associated with certain types of cognitive decline is the formation in the brain of abnormal protein structures. Normally when malformed proteins are formed with the brain, the immune system sends out cells known as macrophages, which engulf and destroy the proteins. If this ordinary function fails, defective proteins accumulate in the brain and cognitive decline can follow.

That’s why I was excited to read that recent research is showing that curcumin encourages the immune system to send macrophages to the brain. A landmark clinical trial involving people with severe cognitive decline measured the effects of curcumin. Amazingly, the participants taking curcumin had significantly higher levels of dissolved abnormal proteins in their blood compared to those in the placebo group.

This study showed that curcumin has the ability to effectively pass into the brain, bind to beta-amyloid plaques and assist the body in their breakdown.[3] Curcumin is one of the only substances known to have such a profound protective effect on the brain.

INCREDIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

Curcumin Combats Dangerous Inflammation
You may have heard about the dangers of “silent” chronic inflammation. It’s been discussed by Dr. Oz and has made headlines in publications such as Newsweek and Time. It’s important for you to know that low-grade inflammation is rapidly becoming recognized as the root cause of the development of cognitive decline, as well as a wide range of serious health problems.[4]
The dangers of “silent” inflammation have been discussed by Dr. Oz and has made headlines in publications such as Newsweek and Time.
Unfortunately, most people don’t do anything until the initial symptoms, such as muscle aches and joint discomfort, appear. When this happens, their gut reaction often is to go see a doctor, who is unlikely to correctly diagnose the problem, and more than likely will prescribe drugs that are far from safe and only provide short-term benefits.

But the initial symptoms of pain are just the beginning. If left unchecked, chronic inflammation can damage your body in many ways. One of the worst examples of this is cognitive decline, which can ravage your memory and severely impact your quality of life in what should be your golden years.

8 Ways Chronic Inflammation Can Damage Your Body

Cutting-edge science is showing that curcumin is one of the most powerful, natural anti-inflammatories ever studied. Curcumin is so effective because it is a potent inhibitor of the body’s most powerful inflammation-causing chemical, called Nf-kappa beta. Miraculously, curcumin has been shown in numerous studies to tame joint pain and muscle soreness, protect the brain, support cardiovascular health, bolster immunity and more.[5,6,7,8,9] If you have a lingering health problem that no doctor can resolve, you may be suffering from chronic inflammation and curcumin may be just the natural solution you’ve been looking for.
How to Get the Most Out of Curcumin
Although you may be able to find high quality turmeric powder at your local market, it’s very difficult to verify its purity and potency. Plus, it’s almost impossible to incorporate therapeutic amounts of curcumin into your diet on a daily basis as a spice. So, to put it simply, a high-quality curcumin supplement is your best bet!

However, not all curcumin supplements are created equal. Unfortunately, most supplements out there don’t have the necessary doses and components to get the job done. If you take the wrong supplement, you’ll end up not only wasting money, but missing out on an incredible opportunity to protect your brain and keep harmful inflammation at bay.

There are 3 major factors to consider when deciding on a curcumin supplement:

1.
Standardization and Dose: Standardization is the process by which the active ingredients in a plant are concentrated and brought to a consistent level. The active ingredients of turmeric are called curcuminoids, and there are actually three components: curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. Any good curcumin supplement should include all 3 of these curcuminoids and be standardized to at least 75%. Otherwise, what you’re getting could be little more than a pill filled with powdered turmeric root. The minimum recommended daily dose is 1,000 mg per day.
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Absorption: One problem with curcumin is that it’s not easily absorbed. However, it was discovered that an extract of black pepper, called piperine, significantly enhances absorption of curcumin. In fact, one study found that the addition of a piperine increased bioavailablity by 2,000%![10] So make sure that any curcumin supplement you take contains this important extract.
3.
Price: Some people mistakenly believe if you pay more you get better quality. My advice is that you don’t need to pay more than $30 for a one month supply. Many companies are taking advantage of the hype surrounding curcumin and charging more than double.

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The Christians Who Falsely Accuse Cops

The only nationally discussed incidents of white/black racial killings this week turned out to be by African Americans, not white people.  But everyone is pretending this is still all about racism by white  police.  And no one is addressing the REAL issue. The mind control of Christians and their lack of discipline to get all the facts before feeding fear to their followers.

A truly great conservative commentator – Kira Davis – filmed a heartfelt Facebook video on July 7th after the news of the Alton Sterling (Baton Rouge) and Philando Castilo girlfriend FB video.   Like many others she immediately made the clarion call for a “talk” about racial issues, endorsing the notion that this was about race.  Specifically white cops killing African American men whose only crime was DWB.  (Driving While Black for the uninformed honkeys out there.)  

In the next 24 hours we learned that neither of the cops were white.  One was Hispanic and the other was Asian.  We also learned that the immediate reports broadcast through social media were based on lies.  In the case of Castile girlfriend “Diamond,” we got conclusive proof she lied that they were not pulled over for a tail light; that Philando had a conceal carry license.  He did not in fact obey the police warning to freeze and that the cops were NOT more worried about their fellow boy in blue than the man they just killed.  In fact, video has surfaced that the cop sho shot Philando as he reached for the gun in his lap also tried to revive him with CPR.  We also learned that BOTH victims had long rap sheets including sexual assault (Alton Sterling was a convicted pedophile) and were wanted for questioning in violent crimes.  Sterling had just threatened to kill a homeless man with his gun in the store parking lot moments before which was why the cops responded in the first place.  Castile – a gang member with 47 traffic violations – matched the exact description of a BOLO for an armed robbery suspect nearby just days earlier.

But sure.  Let’s now pretend this was all about race so we can pretend to be conscientious white people atoning for our supposed white privilege.  God forbid we actually apologize for jumping to conclusions that fed the incidents causing 5 police officers to die.

Even CNN now publishes that recent shootings of blacks may have been provoked showing how it’s Obama and BLM who “pull the trigger” on premature claims of racism too quickly to incite violence and ignite a race war. But apparently this pastor wants to continue to make this about race instead of speaking the truth, and de-escalting fears among his followers.

Christian pastor Johnny Enlow posted this the night a black supremacist shot a dozen white Dallas policemen killing 5.

Friends, in light of the recent unconscionable killings of black men by policemen, the time has come for people of conscience and goodwill to come together- in prayer and in proper action- and to have a zero tolerance for things to remain status quo. Injustice cannot be tolerated and we must demand better. We can not just leave Black America with the burden of demanding justice. White America has to make the demand to it’s elected officials. Procedural overhauls must take place as to how policemen go about doing their jobs. New vetting processes must take place before one is accepted on the force. No doubt it is a minority of cops who are racist or who are the ones desiring confrontations- however that minority needs to be significantly reduced through new screening measures. The shooting of the Dallas police tonight is also a shocking tragedy and is a wrong that will in no way correct a previous wrong. At the end of the day good policemen and Black America are both paying the price for a disastrous criminal justice system that has made life very difficult for both. Horrible sentencing guidelines and disastrous prison policies are perhaps as much or more responsible for the frontline friction than any other overt racism- and this must now be seen, addressed and reformed. This is something that can no longer be tolerated. (see my John R. Enlow page for a video feed tonight of TD Jakes calling for a proper unified response).

Notice that his entire diatribe makes the assumption this is a racial issue.  Note that the killing of 5 policemen enforcing law and order takes second place to two convicted criminals who refused to comply with the arresting officers.

When a comment was made on his post to ask for a retraction since neither of the incidents he misled his followers about were race based – he proceeded to double down with the half-truth that black people are pulled over more than white people. The truth?

… do cops racially profile blacks, wrongly and disproportionately stop them? Not according to the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the Department of Justice. In its 2013 report, “Race, Trust and Police Legitimacy,” the NIJ found that 75 percent of blacks admitted that they were stopped for “legitimate reasons.” And it turns out blacks disproportionately commit traffic offenses, whether speeding, driving without a license, driving with expired tags, driving without the seat belt on or without a car seat for a baby, and so on. Numerical disparities, said the NIJ, result from “differences in offending” in addition to “differences in exposure to the police” and “differences in driving patterns.”

(Yes. They ARE pulled over more.  But although they comprise 13% of the population they commit 38.5% of violent crime compared to 31.1% by whites although whites are five times as large an ethnic group. Stats.)

Christian Pastor Johnny Enlow DELETED a comment clarification to inform his followers of this fact and refused to retract his inflammatory racial false accusation against these policemen.

FACTS about cop violence and blacks.

The truth is that white people are 1.7 times more likely to get killed by a cop.

So we have a number of problems here.  First, Christians genuinely WANT to do the right thing.  If blacks are being wrongly persecuted they want to be on the “right” side of the issue.  That is commendable.  What’s NOT commendable is allowing pride and “confirmation bias” to interfere with your conclusions and those you evangelize to other people.  Especially if you are entrusted with the noble position of a Christian leader – religious, political or otherwise.

Secondly, Christians are largely ignorant of the political scheme of Black Lives Matters and the socialistic fascists who have created a mind control operation to continue to inflame racial division for political purposes.  I’m not sure how many are aware that the White House has openly held meetings with terrorist enablers and criminals.  They also have invited cop hating rappers and the leaders of communist anarchists the New Black Panther Party. But we know now that there is more at play than the President and Attorney General skipping the funeral of Justice Scalia to meet with radical marxist influenced Black Lives Matter.

Hacked messages  from the leaders of Black Lives Matter, who acknowledge they were hacked, show complicity in a conspiracy to create race riots inciting martial law for the purpose of keeping Barack Obama in office.   This shouldn’t come as a surprise to those aware of George Soros handiwork contributing $30 Million to incite riots and helping to create Black Lives Matters. Soros has been behind the divisive destabilization of multiple countries like Hungary, Poland, Egypt and even the fake democracy ploy “Arab Spring” that ended up setting up overthrowing multiple governments into Islamic fascism.  It is a planned strategy.

trayvon_martin-01I would think Christians, even more than the public would be irate at the intentionally manipulation of the story to deceive people.  in the Treyvon Martin case, the first thing the media did was circulate an innocent class picture taken years before and spun his discipline problems to seem almost adorable.  But when current pictures surfaced, showing him much older, the MEDIA edited photos to make him more sympathetic.  These are elaborate PR strategies at work.

trayvonmartin_doctoredphotoCertainly there IS racism. A large black man with a gun will immediately trigger a defensive mindset just as a bald white biker with a motorcycle gang vest will.   But the above statics prove it is NOT rampant.  A white Sacramento man was killed by a cop the same day as Alton Sterling and not a single Christian pastor or pundit took the airwaves to declare fear and action against police because of that.

Since a white person is THREE TIMES more likely to be attacked by a black person than a black person by a white aggressor, WHY are all these Christians assuming this is just a “white problem?”  90% of black deaths come at the hands of OTHER blacks!

The black protestors at Black Lives Matter have been chanting for the DEATH of white cops for years now and even at the “peaceful” protest in Dallas where the 5 officers were assassinated.

And many unsuspecting Christians are “useful idiots” in perpetuating these false narratives of racial division that are overwhelmingly proven to be false.  A short list:

  • Geroge Zimmerman was Hispanic, not white; had a history of great relations with African Americans and was acquitted of the death of Treyvon Martin by a jury.
  • Baltimore Police in the Freddy Gray have been acquitted – with a black judge presiding and an eyewitness who confirmed Gray injured himself in the van. The State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby withheld evidence and conducted “gross negligence” in her handling of the case against the white police officers.
  • In the Ferguson case, the evidence overwhelmingly shows that Treyvon Martin robbed a convenience store, assaulted a police officer, ignored his order to stop and then ran at the cop when he had a gun on him. The town was flooded with anarchists intent on turning it into an issue of race before the first police report was written. Dozens of black owned businesses were burned.

With all of these embarrassing rushes to judgement, why won’t Americans stop for a minute to give facts a chance let alone “due process” – something we all are supposed to believe in?

Ratio-whites-to-blacks-killed96fianalAgain, we’ve established that more  whites are killed by cops, and more blacks are profiled per capita do to the simple fact that drastically more murders and crimes are committed by blacks.  As the chart on the right shows, in most municipalities police actually kill LESS blacks than whites given their statistical responsibility for crime.  And the media and all of us that watch it never seem to focus on the REAL issue.  There personal responsibility of each person, whether it be cop, civilian or social media practitioner.  THIS lady gets it.

And for those that ARE wrongfully killed by police, there is a criminal justice system.  In the cases of Walter Scott, Samuel DuBose, Sandra Bland and Eric Harris all the police were brought to justice.  The same can’t be said for the execution of a white Wyoming rancher.  But pastors like Enlow and pundits like Davis don’t seem to either pay – or pray attention to that despite much more serious consequences to freedom.  Even when it reaches to corruption by entire law enforcement agencies like state police and the FBI and not an individual officer.

You might risk being called a “conspiracy nut” for even suggesting people investigate the truth before coming to a conclusion.  And this too is something the media mind control tries to use to kill the desire for truth.

Officer-StalienAs guilty as Davis was of rushing to judgement like the rest of the blogosphere did, Kira responsibly did something Pastor Enlow refused to do.  Demand a discussion by ALL sides including those in the black community about the excessive black on black crime.  Something this African American police officer is already doing:

His conclusion…

I realized that they refuse to believe that most cops acknowledge that there are Bad cops who should have never been given a badge & gun, who are chicken shit and will shoot a cockroach if it crawls at them too fast, who never worked in the hood and may be intimidated. That most cops dread the thought of having to shoot someone, and never see the turmoil and mental anguish that a cop goes through after having to kill someone to save his own life. Instead they believe that we are all blood thirsty killers, because the media says so, even though the numbers prove otherwise. I realize that they truly feel as if the death of cops will help people realize the false narrative that Black Lives Matter, when all it will do is take their movement two steps backwards and label them domestic terrorist. I realized that some of these people, who say Black Lives Matter, are full of hate and racism. Hate for cops, because of the false narrative that more black people are targeted and killed. Racism against white people, for a tragedy that began 100’s of years ago, when most of the white people today weren’t even born yet. I realized that some in the African-American community’s idea of “Justice” is the prosecution of ANY and EVERY cop or white man that kills or is believed to have killed a black man, no matter what the circumstances are. I realized the African American community refuses to look within to solve its major issues, and instead makes excuses and looks outside for solutions. I realized that a lot of people in the African American lead with hate, instead of love. Division instead of Unity. Turmoil and rioting, instead of Peace. I realized that they have become the very entity that they claim they are fighting against.

I realized that the very reasons I became a cop, are the very reasons my own people hate me, and now in this toxic hateful racially charged political climate, I am now more likely to die,… and it is still hard for me to understand…. to this day.

Here’s the full post…

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Some lessons are true now as they were 2 years ago including don’t believe everything you see/hear especially if it comes from the news media.   Even liberal news groups admit you can’t trust unoffical reports as fact.

And if you are a Christian – much less a pastor with a higher responsibility for the truth – there is no excuse to focus on racial division when the Truth always has been focusing on Jesus for your Righteousness and Justice.

And as US citizens who give power to our government, we ARE responsible to demand it’s integrity, honesty and fairness.  In that way we are each charged as judges to carry out the authority we are given to elect public servants who will do just things and create just laws. But our authority must be what we have  – not what we want, except when – as our founders did – to accept the responsibility for rebellion.

Where is the grace of Christ  – and the love for one another that Jesus said would be the PR campaign for the world to identify his people?  What love is there in wrongly accusing police officers who are statistically far more likely to suffer injustice than any individual?

Everyone is discriminated against.  The poor for being poor and the ugly for being.. well, ugly.  Ask the rich and they will tell you they also face unfair judgements.  But the Gospel of Jesus Christ doesn’t advocate you demand that everyone else treat you the way you want to be treated.  It suggests the radical notion that you “believe the best of all people”  – including policemen.  In fact it suggests one is a fool spouting off on a subject before knowing all of the facts.

I am encouraging all of us to quit acting the fool, and start bringing unvarnished truth in love – whether we are embarrassed by our past impetuousness or not.

live together as brothers or perish together as fools

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remember Chevy Chase SNL Floor Wax? It’s Real.

For old SNL fans, (either old people who remember SNL or young people who have enjoyed SNL), you’ll remember the Chevy Chase fake TV ad for SHIMMER.  It’s a floor wax AND a desert topping!M_BronnerLavenderSoap_GWP_005-blog-1200x652

Guess what?  It’s basically real.

Thrive market is advertising a product from Dr. Bronner called “18-in-1” Pure-Castile Soap.”  They claim it has 18 uses for everything from a shave gel and decongestant to a fruit and veggie wash or mouthwash.

The list:

1. Face wash

2. Hand wash

3. Shave gel

4. Aftershave

5. Body wash

6. Aromatherapy

7. Shampoo

8. Decongestant

9. Foot soak

10. Toothpaste

11. Mouthwash

12. Laundry detergent

13. Floor cleaner

14. Fruit and veggie wash

15. Dog shampoo

16. Dish detergent

17. Glass cleaner

18. Tub and toilet cleaner

Read the experience of the writer’s experiment to try all 18 here.

And for laughs, if you want to compare it to the Chevy Chase product – watch it below:

It’s Prophetic. Dory Winning BREXIT Weekend

As an avid follower of the Hollywood film business, I was more than a bit shocked to wake up this morning to find that Pixar’s “FINDING DORY” film, which opened last week, was handily leading box office receipts against the long awaited film INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (IDR) that opened this weekend.

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Disney/Pixar’s second weekend of “Finding Dory” will handily win at the U.S. box office with about $67 million, topping Fox’s opening of “Independence Day: Resurgence” at around $48 million, early estimates showed Friday.

Yesterday in prayer, I felt that there was a prophetic meaning that the sequel to Independence Day was opening on the same day as Britain’s exit from the European Union. (The BREXIT vote was held on the 23rd of June and early screenings of Independence Day began the night of the 23rd).  What are the odds?  The opening for IDR was scheduled by FOX almost a year ago.  David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, set the date of the Brexit vote on February 16th of this year.  He certainly wouldn’t want the association with IDR’s opening date given he was a strong opponent of the UK leaving the EU.

From all reports, none of the global elite or media thought that there was even a remote chance Britain would leave.  Cameron just had an overwhelmingly successful re-election months prior on a platform to keep Britain in the EU. The commitment to hold the vote was a calculated strategy to shore up support by those who simply wanted a vote to put the issue to bed once and for all.  The Brussels bombing and the rise of Donald Trump – openly embraced by many European leaders – was thought unlikely at the time.

The leader of the BREXIT movement, UKIP leader Nigel Farage, even erroneously announced the night of the vote (June 23rd) that it looked like the emancipation effort would lose.  It’s what most of the polls and pundits predicted.  But just like every move of God, things always seem lost just before the miraculous.  Joseph was sentenced to life imprisonment before he became a ruler of Egypt.  Abraham offered his only son Isaac up to God in obedience before God stopped him and supplied a ram in his place.  And of course Jesus was to set the world free, but did nothing to stop the Roman execution at the behest of the Pharisaical leaders.  Three days later the inevitable was turned on it’s head.

With many calling this the second most important day for modern freedom (after the fall of the Berlin Wall), I believe that God orchestrated the Brexit victory to coincide on the opening of a RESURGENCE of independence.

England’s Vote to Leave the EU is the Beginning of a Freedom Movement

The economic make-up of the European Union is shouldered by two countries;  Germany and the UK.  The world’s financial center is, of course, in London.  Any one of the other countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden) could easily have weathered a splintering of the European Union had they left.

The formation of the European Union took 70 years of scheming to usurp the will of the people of Britain much of funded by the US CIA.  Many here in the US have been warning of the deceptive attempt to create a North American “EU” led by many of the same global influences.  The water temperature in the frog’s boiling pot has been slowly creeping higher from efforts by the Council on Foreign Relations to start small with “free trade” initiatives such as NAFTA, and the Trade Promotion Authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  in 2005, a select CFR committee of 31 people published a plan after 6 years of work for a “North American Community.”  It had no input from a legislative body but was embraced by US leaders and endorsed by one of it’s architects – the wife of a Republican Presidential candidate.  In 2012 President Obama began using terminology directly from this report evolving from his earlier designation with Canadian’s Prime Minister to erase America’s borders in 2011 calling it a “North American Perimeter.”  One of the issues in the 2016 campaign revolved around the aspects of the TPP which literally gave away US sovereignty to the United Nations.  This declaration of independence by the English directly complicates any further attempt for these efforts in the United States and elsewhere in Europe.

The fact that INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE spread throughout the world the same day as Britain’s act of faith to be independent from these forces isn’t a coincidence to me.

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MUST WATCH: UK leader compares Brexit win to Independence Day

The plan for one world domination is to control people.  They control the people through the government if they can control the money.  The EURO was a part of that attempt but the ability to combine all national currencies like the pound and the franc into a single currency was stymied by the failures of Cyprus and Greece.  Despite global corporations, politicians and banks doing their best to spread fear of imminent financial collapse if Brexit succeeded, the British people saw the threats of unimpeded Islamic immigration as a far more dangerous proposition.  (UK/EU stock markets lost about 10% of value but most analysts believe that is the bottom. The British Pound dropped in value to a 31 year low, but recovered over 50% by the next morning.)

The people of Britain grew tired of the EU forces in Belgium determining as much as 70% of their laws and policies including the forced acceptance of cultures different from their own.  There have been multiple prophetic words of warning for Britain for giving up their authority to a godless – even anti-God – sovereignty, but also who believe that it has been destined even by biblical references to be separated from “Roman Catholic” Europe.

In addition to the public battle between the current American President and Mr. Trump over their opposing views of Brexit, many of the world press directly attributed the Brexit vote as a loss for Barack Obama and a victory for Donald Trump.  Even a former Obama advisor directly linked the two.  The BREXIT event is tied to the Presidential prospects of Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump Will “Wreck” Globalists and Restore American Sovereignty

Similarly, there have been prophetic words about Donald Trump being a “wrecking ball” to the forces trying to enslave the American people.  Prophet Lance Wallnau went as far as to say:

President Obama has been working meticulously to dismantle America to undermine all conservative institutions. But his policies are destructive.

Donald Trump is a wrecking ball to the spirit of control in Washington and the spirit of political correctness.  When the President of China, former President of Mexico and the Pope are all discussing Trump you know he is threatening to the world systems.

God raising up a wild prophet (Trump) to deal with the spirit of Jezebel.

(edited translation)

Jezebel was the woman who usurped her husband’s authority to control the purse and power of government.  She came from Babylon lineage and worshiped Babylonian gods including the goddess of Babylon.  Babylon is the world’s system and tried to gain power over God coming together as one.   That is the original definition of the one world government.  Since the 1980’s, Trump has been fearless in talking about how foreign countries are “ripping off” America.  Even though making money is a priority in his life, he has been unabashed in his disdain for those willing to make money at the expense of US citizens.  And many world leaders perceive his election would directly hurt their pocketbooks and plans to control commerce through government.  They even fear it, even causing members of this “global elite” to plot against Trump.  From Breitbart News:

“A specter was haunting the World Forum–the specter of Donald Trump,” Kristol wrote. “There was much unhappiness about his emergence, a good deal of talk, some of it insightful and thoughtful, about why he’s done so well, and many expressions of hope that he would be defeated.”

Kristol has been avidly opposed to Trump for some time, even writing a piece for competitor magazine National Review’s “Against Trump” issue, and suggesting that Democrat Hillary Clinton would be a better president than Republican Trump.

Grim later detailed on CNN how 54 private jets landed on the island off Georgia’s coast for the anti-Trump elite summit.

Trump, meanwhile, has battled with the governments of Mexico, China, Canada, and many other foreign leaders who have been trying to stop his election to the presidency here. He’s fought with the Pope over immigration and Christianity. He’s battled with the most powerful criminals in the world, the Mexican drug cartels, and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has put a bounty on his head.

Donald Trump also mentioned these one world governpro-trump-globalismment forces in his response to Brexit that “(the American people) will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people.”

Donald Trump himself sees his battle as one against a force of “global elites.”

In 2011 another pastor also had a prophetic word to this effect.  Rick Wiles interviewed him and he recounted his astonishment of the prophetic word in hindsight:

The Spirit of God says I have chosen this man Donald Trump for such a time as this.  I will use this man to bring honor respect and restoration to America.

America will be respected as the most powerful and prosperous nation on earth other than Israel.  The dollar will be the strongest it’s ever been in the history of the United States and will once again be the currency by which all others are judged.

The Spirit of God says the enemy will quake and shake and fear this man I have anointed. They will even quake and shake when he announces he is running for President.  It will even be like the shot heard across the world. The enemy will say what shall we do now? This man knows all of our tricks and schemes, we have been robbing America for decades. What shall we do to stop this?

The Spirit says ha.  The enemy has stolen from America for decades and it stops now.

Even mainstream media will be captivated by this man and they will begin to agree with him.

It is interesting that British journalist Piers Morgan was among the first major news figures to agree that Donald Trump might be right concerning illegal immigration.  He even mentioned how uncanny it was that he had already scheduled an interview with Trump that turned out to be the day after the Brussels attack.

There is link between Brexit and Trump.  The Brexit leader directly used Donald Trump’s policies and positions in arguing for it before the British people eventually endorsing Trump for President.

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Finding Donald (Dory)

While Brexit stuns the world some in Hollywood are stunned that the Finding Nemo sequel is handily leading the box office over the Will Smith INDEPENDENCE DAY sequel.  This also has prophetic implications in two ways.

Pixar’s FINDING DORY is a blue tang (sharp spine) fish. It can be found in the waters of New York and is capable of inflicting serious damage on foes by thrashing it’s tail back and forth and has very sharp teeth.  Many comparison could be made to the presumptive GOP nominee but it is the name that is most interesting.

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2016-06-25 14_59_18-The Meaning of the Name Dory _ Ellen Fan InsiderIchthusAdd to this the fact that the symbol of the fish was how the early Christians identified one another.   What then are the odds that renown Christian leader Dr. James Dobson would reveal that Donald Trump had made a commitment to Jesus the same day as Brexit?  Although Trump overwhelmingly won the evangelical vote in the Republican primaries there were some who believed he was not a true Christian due to his bachelor lifestyle when he was younger, his harsh speech and willingness to verbally attack and demean opponents.  In dream interpretation, fish generally not only denote the Eucharist, Christ and Christians, but also a connection with the divine, or receiving spiritual guidance or support.

One of the most significant aspects to the fish in general is its very ability to live in an element in which we can not naturally survive.  As fish breathe in water, their associations with all that water symbolises is also strong.  Fish in a dream can symbolise becoming adept at surviving in a new environment, or we may suddenly feel like we know what we are doing and are “in our element.”

I believe there is a prophetic message in the confluence of these events marking the Dory fish movie leading a RESURGENCE Independence Day in box office receipts the day of Britain fulfilling a biblical prophecy to come out from the Roman-esque influence of one world government.  I believe it includes this.  That:

God is confirming that the independence of His people from the destructive forces of Babylon, are being led by His appointed blond haired leader who will initiate a resurgence of not only the prosperity of free peoples, but the a resurgence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ itself.  As people “find” God’s anointed, a resurgence of independence will come forth bringing freedom in every area of life to their land.

As of this writing, FINDING DORY is projected to end up at around $75 Million in receipts for the US Box Office.   Pslams 75 resonates strongly:

Psalm 75 (NKJV)

Thanksgiving for God’s Righteous Judgment

To the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.”[a] A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.

We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!
For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.

“When I choose the proper time,
I will judge uprightly.
The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved;
I set up its pillars firmly. Selah

“I said to the boastful, ‘Do not deal boastfully,’
And to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn.
Do not lift up your horn on high;
Do not speak with a stiff neck.’”

For exaltation comes neither from the east
Nor from the west nor from the south.
But God is the Judge:
He puts down one,
And exalts another.
For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup,
And the wine is red;
It is fully mixed, and He pours it out;
Surely its dregs shall all the wicked of the earth
Drain and drink down.

But I will declare forever,
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10 “All the horns of the wicked I will also cut off,
But the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.”

When SUV’s Ruled the Earth 4,000 Years Ago

From Andy May at Watts Up With That, a fascinating chart that plots estimated global mean temperatures along with historical events over the last 4,000 years. Most of the time line is based on ice cores, while the most recent temperatures are from the HadCRUT (probably inflated) database. There are explanation and commentary at the link, but for now, the chart.

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The article discusses in detail the science used to come up with these temperatures from archaeological and documentary data.  It’s quite fascinating and can be read here.

The article’s conclusion is equally fascinating:

The last part of Behringer’s book is a good summary of the climate change debate in 2007. We have to admire the way he presents both sides of the debate in a “just the facts” manner. The following quote is from the penultimate page of the book:

“…cooling has always resulted in major social upheavals, whereas warming has sometimes led to a blossoming of culture. If we can learn anything from the history of culture, it is that, even if humans were ‘children of the Ice Age’, civilization was a product of climatic warming.”

“The future is hard to foresee. Serious scientists should refrain from slipping into the role of Nostradamus. Computer simulations cannot be better than the premises that guided the input of data: they show what is expected to happen, not the actual future. The history of the sciences is also a history of false theories and wrong predictions.”

Not much to add to that.

 

Insanity: US farmers losing US business to Romania

I happen to know a lot of farmers and (kind of) was one growing up in rural Illinois.  Not too long ago I got to know a very smart, kind and good man who happened to be the past President of a state Farm Bureau.  He grew corn and raised dairy cows.  At the time he was testing an organic biotechnology from my company and we naturally discussed GMO’s.  Even after I gave him data suggesting that it was unhealthy, he replied that they couldn’t get any other kind of corn to grow in their area.   No corn, no cows, no money, no more family farm.

With the ensuing reports showing how many US farmers are running farms MORE profitably with GMO products, many farmers are breaking out of multi-billion dollar brainwashing by Monsanto and our government.

It is really quite sad that US farmers are losing hundreds of millions dollars due to disinformation.  The good news is that in the farming community, success spreads like wildfire.

US consumers continue to change our food supply system simply by putting the money where there best well being of their families are.  Getting back to non-polluted food.

See also “Study links GMO’s to 22 diseases

via Insanity: product of modern biotechnology | tsū

U.S. importers bought about 44,900 Tons organic corn from Romania

HAMBURG, May 13 (Reuters) – U.S. importers recently bought
about 44,900 tonnes of corn free of genetically-modified
organisms (GMOs) from Romania, European traders said on Friday.

One 23,900 tonne consignment and another of 21,000 tonnes
were purchased in late April, they said.

“This is organic grade, non-GMO corn,” one European trader
said. “I think we could see more purchasing like this as sales
of organic foods in the United States increase.”

(Reporting by Michael Hogan)

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Timing Is Everything…Almost

Years ago Ken Copeland revolutionized my thinking on “patience.” As in this article, I always perceived patience as something I had to endure while holding my breath, clenching my fists and stomping my foot like Thumper until I FINALLY got what I wanted.  He pointed out that in Hebrews 6:12, patience is actually an active ingredient to GET promises released.  It says:

…(be) imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Faith is believing something that doesn’t exist is already done.  Patience is trust that God’s timing is perfect and there is no need to worry when it comes.  Like Menthos and Diet Coke – when combined – they cause things to happen.

This has challenged me to quit looking at elapsed time as something to painfully endure, but to embrace it and praise God for it as a POWER that is working right now – with my faith – to bring those things He has promised me.

Reblog via TorahBytes: Timing Is Everything…Almost

Timing Is Everything…Almost

And whenever the cloud lifted from over the tent, after that the people of Israel set out, and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the people of Israel camped. At the command of the Lord the people of Israel set out, and at the command of the Lord they camped. As long as the cloud rested over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. (Bemidbar/Numbers 9:17-18)

 

One of the most unhelpful pieces of advice that otherwise spiritually minded people regularly give is “Don’t pray for patience; God might give it to you!” This fear-based misguidance is based on two very wrong notions. First, prayer isn’t a magical incantation. It’s not as if saying particular words will result in the forces of the universe (whether God or anything else) responding accordingly. Second, prayer is a request to a sovereign free agent. And thankfully this sovereign also loves us and always has our best interest in mind. So if he so chooses to answer such a prayer, it’s only because it is both his will and for our good. Therefore, to caution someone against praying such a prayer is an attempt to keep us from acquiring one of life’s most essential qualities. How many things have gone wrong in the history of the world (including your life and mine) due to lack of patience? Good intentions, pure motives, and noble goals can never make up for a bad sense of timing.

There are two ways we tend to use the term “patience” in the English language. One has to do with enduring hardship. The older term for this is “long-suffering.” It’s having the fortitude to not give into discouragement when going through painful periods of life. The second is the way I am using the word here. It’s the quality of not reacting too quickly to life’s circumstances, whether it be a painful situation or not. This kind of patience is often required when we perceive there are great opportunities before us – and indeed, there may be – but instead of waiting for the right time to act, we undermine the opportunity by not being patient.

Learning to wait for God’s timing was a key component to the training God instituted for Israel in the wilderness years. He reserved the right to dictate to them when to break camp and move to the next location. It could take a day or years. In between there was no indication at all when that might be. If the cloud remained over the tent of meeting, they stayed put. If it moved, they moved. Pretty straightforward. Hard to do.

Timing is everything…almost. I say “almost,” because effective godly living is not only about timing. Learning to walk in God’s ways requires first and foremost trust in God, particularly as expressed as loyalty to his Son, the Messiah. We also need to grow in the knowledge of his will in every area of life. But unless we learn patience, we will continually find ourselves doing the right thing, but at the wrong time.

Learning God’s timing also frees us from a great deal of anxiety. We often find ourselves in situations that require change of some kind. Being aware of the need for change is important, but expecting immediate resolution can cause all sorts of unnecessary grief. God’s solutions may occur suddenly, but often his strategy for change requires a long process over time. Being aware of that synchs us to his timeclock and allows us to keep in step with him instead of fretting.

Learning God’s sense of timing can be challenging. Our tendency to react in the moment instead of patiently waiting for the right time to respond can be a very difficult lesson to learn. I don’t imagine it was easy for the Israelites to wait for the cloud to move, or to pick up and go when they hardly had time to settle. But once we understand how utterly crucial this kind of patience really is, how could we not earnestly ask him for it?


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Are US Christians Really Christian?

The past political primary season revealed a lot of ugly.   Name calling, backstabbing, lying and even stealing.

Worse, there is a significant segment of the Christian community that has an Old Testament worldview which confuses the crap out of most non-believers.  (And quite a few believers as well.)

How Many Christians Are Self-Righteous Rather than “Jesus Righteous?”

Barna Research did a scientific study on how many Christians actually exhibit the characteristics of Christ.  Are Christians more like the Pharisees of Jesus’ time who demanded a strict religious observance for everyone, or are they selfless in attitude and action?

via Barna Group – Knowledge to navigate a changing world

…over half of the nation’s Christians—using the broadest definition of those who call themselves Christians—qualify for this category (51%). They tend to have attitudes and actions that are characterized by self-righteousness.

On the other end of the spectrum, 14% of today’s self-identified Christians—just one out of every seven Christians—seem to represent the actions and attitudes Barna researchers found to be consistent with those of Jesus.

What is a Christian?

In fairness, ANYONE can call themselves a Christian.  That doesn’t necessarily mean that they even KNOW the teachings of Jesus or have asked Him to be the Lord of their life.  Some believe it’s an inherited club membership from their parents.  Others assume they are “Christians” because they go to church.

Jesus (and the apostles) were pretty clear that there is only ONE criteria to be a Christian and another criteria that would advertise it to the world.  In Romans 10:9 (New King James Version) it states:

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

It is no wonder those who tried to be “perfect” (and scolded others to do the same) were incensed that Jesus undercut their entire goody two shoes scheme.  All you have to do is trust that Jesus is real and say it?  You don’t have to go to church? You don’t have to fast or pray every day?  Jesus didn’t even say that you had to “repent” as shown in his inclusion of the woman caught in adultery and the thief next to him on the cross.

You are “GOOD” to God by Trusting on Jesus, Not by “Not Sinning”

This concept – that you become “righteous” through what Jesus did in being perfect – NOT through your own good works – is reiterated in Romans 3:21-24

 

21 But now God’s righteousness has been revealed apart from the Law, which is confirmed by the Law and the Prophets. 22 God’s righteousness comes through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who have faith in him. There’s no distinction. 23 All have sinned and fall short of God’s glory, 24 but all are treated as righteous freely by his grace because of a ransom that was paid by Christ Jesus.

I had been a Christian nearly 30 years before I realized that this is EXACTLY what God wrote about in Genesis in the story of Adam and Eve.  God FORBADE man to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  But what does most of Christianity do today?  It tries force feed everyone – Christians and non-Chrisitans – the “knowledge” of what is right and wrong.  What is good and evil.

The tree God DID want them to eat freely of was the Tree of Life.  This is why Jesus said that HE was the way – the truth and the Life.  When we nourish ourselves in the FACT that He was perfect so we don’t have to be – it not only takes off a lot of pressure – it makes us love Him more!

Yet today, many Christians only want to talk about the sins of their targeted group or try to get the government to force another group from sinning.  The problem is that while laws are necessary – it confuses Christians AND non-Christians into thinking that “not sinning” is equivalent to being acceptable to God.

It’s not.

You may be acceptable to society (or some segments of it), but God says that even if you are Mother Theresa or Billy Graham even your BEST effort is like a Kotex.  (Seriously – that is what the original language says.)

You Can’t Blame Non-Believers For Confusing Christians and Muslims

Unfortunately this notion – focusing on what is sin rather than power of Jesus – has spread to the political movements and Christian circles.  They focus on one sin they don’t like (like homosexuality) and exalt it as being more serious than fornication (or one that they don’t think they are guilty of).  Jesus said if you even THINK about lust during a Victoria’s Secret commercial – it is the same as doing it.

Why aren’t they equally incensed at at pride?  Or gossiping?  Or even believing in God!  The bible actually says that the first people (who haven’t accepted Jesus by faith) that are thrown into hell are the “cowardly” and the “unbelieving.”

There is no winning that battle.   No one can ever earn righteousness no matter how much they “act good” or talk a good game.  And why the idea that Jesus paid for ALL of our sin – even the sins we are going to commit – is so radical and powerful.  it takes the power to accomplish it out of our hand.

The religion that DOES require complete chastity and rules to get into heaven?  Islam.

And it’s shocking that so many Christians are passing up the opportunity to radically save billions of people by telling them that yes, society may make a law against your sin that hurts other people (like stealing), but that they and God will completely accept you as “good” if you trust in what Jesus did and say so.  They are passing up their OWN chance at freedom on earth, by getting caught up into “right” and “wrong” rather than simply living by the prompting of the Holy Spirit within them.  This is why Paul said that the “law” (of right and wrong) always ends in death.  But focusing on how good Jesus was, and that He took the punishment for everything from that glance at porno to much, much worse in your place.

If Christians truly quit condemning everyone they disagreed with, and started loving them – the church would explode with people RUNNING to God get in on the free gift of righteousness to take their own guilt and shame ankle weights off.

What the World Really Sees in Our “Christian” Life.

In another survey by Barna, 85% of millennials knew a Christian personally.  But less than 15% saw anything appealing in the way they lived their life or conducted themselves.  Christians had better quit denying the reality that most non-religious people identify Christians as being hypocritical, self-righteous meanies.  We Christians spend more time telling everyone what they are doing wrong instead of doing what Jesus asked us to do – telling them that HE did everything right for them.

This brings us to the only criteria the Bible gives for HOW be will recognize REAL Christianity.

This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples,
when you love each other.”

John 13:35 Common English Bible (CEB)

Should Christians let people “get away” with sin?

Again, Jesus and the Bible couldn’t be clearer.  As many as are “led by the Spirit” are sons and daughters of God.  NOT how many know every sin and refrain from it.   When the Holy Spirit comes into the Christian’s life, the “right” and “wrong” are prompted from within by the Spirit. Hebrews 10:16-25 actually recites how this works from those prophets mentioned earlier in Jeremiah 31.

This is the covenant that I will make with them.
After these days, says the Lord,
I will place my laws in their hearts
and write them on their minds.
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And I won’t remember their sins
and their lawless behavior anymore.[a]

And the REAL Christians instinctively KNOW what is right and wrong and are “led” by that Spirit.  So if you’re heart doesn’t feel like it’s in a cobbler’s vice when you are thinking of eating a second piece of double fudge chocolate cake, you eat it in freedom without feeling you are doing something wrong.  Similarly, if you suddenly are compelled to give away the $50 in your wallet to the weird guy at Starbucks, you give it – not worrying if you were going to need that cash for garage sale you were headed to.   And if you miss it, and screw up – you know that God doesn’t judge you by these things anymore because when He looks at you – He sees his Son Jesus who was perfect – and GAVE YOU that same “perfectness” as a gift for just believing in Him.   Leaning and relying on the fact that He was perfect so you no longer have to fret about every decision.

You can see how radical of an idea this is.  You can see why the Pharisees wanted Jesus killed – letting all the riff raff off the hook without as much as feeling guilty for their imperfection.

What Jesus knew is that that freedom – drew people to Him.  He was approachable.  And they would be even MORE loyal, obedient and loving to Him because they understood they didn’t deserve it.

And it’s why the “drunks” and “gluttons” (the partying people of the day) loved Him but the religious people did not.

Could you imagine how different the world would think about Christianity if they saw Christians spreading THIS good news?

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(More brain food:  Watch Dr. Ravi Zacharias discuss a Christian’s responsibility to the homosexual community)

Short List of How to Deal with NonChristians