- At about the age of 40 I had to get my first
pair of bifocals, even if only the tiny bottom piece provided a minimally
required correction. This was an unsettling development after having better
than 20/20 vision (actually better than 20/15) most of my 22 years
as a prototypical, if self-styled, "Steely-eyed," Night-Vision
enhanced, Combat-tested Army Helicopter Pilot... well...
- ...A couple of years later I had to get a little stronger
correction in the bottom -- plus a slight correction in the top.
- Also, interestingly, about that time, I came down with
an especially virulent case of Crohn's disease and willingly... thankfully...
gratefully... ironically ...turned myself over to the medical community,
as we know it, for their conflicted dispensation. I was lucky to
- See, this was but the start of my plummet on an
express elevator to hell on unwell Earth... friends and neighbors. I embarked
on an 8 year slide into abject and increasing misery. Sincerely, reader,
I have a keen understanding why most Crohn's & Colitis sufferers
are on antidepressants... ...and why many of these "check out of the
net" after a time... a military parlance for suicide...
- Indeed... the concept flitters unsettlingly at the peripheries
of solutions which could justifiably jump into ones head ... even
though I never really considered it, myself. Still, I certainly understood
the sentiment. Major gut-removal surgery was suggested next
in their medical back-stepping bag of cash-cow squeezing tricks for this
- Conversely, to have even thought of self-euthanization
and provoked by the burgeoning potentiality of same? I *stooped*, even
as a hard-eyed rationalist and nascent scientist, to consider the *woo-woo*
of the *New-Age* supplementation and *health-food* crowd... You see,
one day I walked into a health food store. The rest, as they say, is
- ...And reader, I'd ironically stumbled into where the
science actually was! A real world where things are Pro-active, not re-active
...like with Pharmz... a reality where things are Pro-biotic (for-life),
not Anti-biotic (against-life...) ...like with Pharmz... where bodily
systems are enhanced and realized, not degraded and inhibited ...like with
Pharmz. See, Pharmz block (beta-blockers), suppress (immunosuppressants),
inhibit(Cox-2 inhibitors), interfere (interferon) and just about every
other damn thing that is Anti-this & Anti-that... where "cause"
is not addressed, just symptoms treated, at best (like with the aforementionedPharmaceuticals...).
- Just the other day, in conversation with my best
friend & former student, Alfred Lehmberg, I had to remark that my gut
works better, now, than it ever did in the 20 years before I came down
with the "incurable" disease called Crohn's. How is this possible?
- My unabashed report to you, Sir and Madam, is that I
self-corrected this "Auto-immune" Disease by doing the exact
opposite of what the *conventional* medical doctrine pompously indicates
as best practice! That's right! Very nearly the polar opposite!
- "Doctors" use scarily dangerous and crossed-purpose
pharmaceuticals suppressing an immune system to momentarily relieve, at
best, only the symptoms of disease for the short term. What does this
errant practice do but leave you wide open for any killer microbe
happening by! Plus, suppressing the immune system wreaks inordinate havoc
with the immune system...it doesn't just gently "slow it down"...no,
it harshly "beats it up" - so recovery can be slow and in some
cases almost non-existent.
- I refrained from these pharmaceuticals, eventually; but
only after 8 years of increasingly stronger and more toxic Drugs, where
only my decline was steady!
- Additionally, these "Doctors" *warn* the sufferer
that antioxidants & immune enhancing supplements will likely cause
an immune system flare-up... "After all, Mr. Graham," the
medicos ponderously intone, "...this IS an Auto-immune Disease...(...'you
unwashed dummy' is unspoken but implied!)... So pumping-up your
immune system with nutritional supplements can make the disease
worse in the short run & the long run...," these finish their
- They also, in "lock-step" & with a straight-face,
told me that diet has nothing to do with bowel disease and that there was
no need to avoid any particular foods...
- My God!
- That goes beyond incompetent, frankly, pretty much
right over into criminal behavior! I DARE the sociopaths over at the FDA
to see how many children will develop bowel disease after being raised without
ever consuming the "Breakfast of Chumpions"...Milk (all dairy
is a killer), Refined Flour (most crap called Cereal) & Sugar (cereal-crap
again)...I bet not only bowel disease would virtually disappear but so
would all those children allergies, ear-infections, perpetual sniffles
& colds, etc, etc.
- I took a broad spectrum of antioxidants & immune
enhancing supplements, myself, regardless, in logical retreat from an operation,
mechanism, or system treating my continuing disease as their economic opportunity...
which would be fine if they might cure you, but you're advised that you
are very profitably (for them) incurable!
- All the preceding said: the way to ameliorate just
about ANY bowel disease, for the vast, VAST majority of sufferers
I discovered... is to do the following:
- (a) Load up on a broad spectrum of antioxidants (to counter
Free-radicals & their damage), Grapeseed Extract & Alpha Lipoic
Acid are cheap & work particularly well for "gut-maintenance"
- (b) Take immune enhancing foods & supps.
( this will fight the disease, not exacerbate it) like Probiotic, Astragalus,
Medicinal Mushrooms and my favorite, L-Glutamine, a cheap, intestinal-villi
- (c) Take a quality form of Multi (the difference
is as sunlight unto moonlight, so avoid Centrum) with all of the
Vitamins/Minerals & Trace Minerals (to provide the repair material) and
the EFA's (essential fatty acids) from Black Currant Oil & Krill
/ Fish Oil (...to relieve Inflammation & so MUCH more, like decreasing
Blood -Pressure & Platelet-Stickiness!).
- (d) Take digestive enzymes before each meal & probiotics
( good gut bacteria like Acidolphilous) every AM on empty stomach.
- (e) Avoid carbonated drinks & Tums...or anything
that destroys valuable stomach acid.
- (f) Avoid Sugar & refined flour.
- (g) Avoid All Dairy (milk in particular) - I have
written volumes concerning the evils of Milk & Dairy so here is
even more scary stuff...all dairy (and much of the disrespected meat in
this country) has the potential to pass along a particularly destructive
microbe called Mycobacterium paratuberculosis. There is pretty clear evidence
that Johnnes Disease (in animals) caused by Mycobacterium paratuberculosis
is in fact Crohn's Disease in humans. Standard pasteurization will not
kill the microbe, as evidenced by random testing of milk in Cal.,
et al...found all had Mycobacterium, in "low" amounts...so babies,
children, old people (or anyone with an even slightly compromised
immune system) can wind up with bowel disease as a result of one glass
- My Crohn's hit 6 months after having my spleen removed...
I've had people contact me from all over the world who have developed
life threatening bowel disease after a "simple" round of antibiotics
or steroids... consider that about 2 out of 10 people have some sort of
bowel disease... much of it induced by "doctors" (toxic Pharmz) &
caring mainstream Dieticians (toxic foods like Milk, Poly-food Oil, Margarine,
Sugar...jeez, I could go on here for several pages)...
- This is science, remember! I'll debate anyone in that
regard! To wit: Unlike toxic pharmaceuticals which have horrible side-effects...
the "side-effects" of the preceding 7 items can protect
you from virtually EVERY disease... not just bowel disease!
- Oh yeah... and stay away from almost every food these
good doctors recommend vis a vis their new *improved* official food pyramid
... like margarine, poly food oils (corn, soy, etc.) and grains (
except soaked or sprouted ), ...while actually consuming those things *doctors*
tell you to avoid -- coconut oil & eggs!
- Item! Here's a Quick Crohn's Tip (any bowel disease) from
my Buddy, the Leaf Lady -- Eat Okra for its mucus calming benefits.
Eat sticky stuff to relieve sticky stuff...Yes, the sticky okra causes
the protein digestive enzyme, pepsin, to stick to the gut wall and
digest the mucus. I cannot confirm or refute this claim because
when I look at boiled Okra I have the same reaction as Prymaat Conehead
when she encounters a big purple "Eggplant" in the produce
isle... Aeaeaeaeaeae !!!
- OK... Back to deteriorating eyesight!
- ...Every 12 to 18 months after coming down with Crohn's
I would need a little stronger correction in my glasses prescription.
My vision, apparently, was disintegrating along with the rest of my physicality...
- Don't get me wrong, my eye doctor said this was
a normal rate of degeneration even for someone without Crohn's. So, in
the next 8 or 10 years I had 5 or 6 prescription upgrades.
- Snap back to present times...
- I was listening to our local talk radio where one day
a week a local Eye Doctor answers calls & explains eye problems. On
this particular day he went from the front of the eye to the rear of same,
explaining how UV light can cause or exacerbate virtually every eye
disease... ...due to free-radical damage and the associated inflammation.
- Whoa, fellow warriors ... combating inflammation
& free-radical damage is what I'm all about, my raison d'être...
a result of my long battle with Crohn's... ...and that's when it dawned
- I had been wearing the same glasses prescription
since starting all those "useless" supplements, about 10
years ago now! Ding!
- Not only were the antioxidants helping me hold on to
what I had, but they were actually improving my eye sight... while protecting
me from things like cataracts - all my family members for at least 2
generations have had cataracts. The reader discovers on a review of the
body of work I've produced over the years that here was still more confirmation
for the assertions I had been making! The reader may see now the weird
relationship between Crohn's disease and improving eyesight!
- The Radio eye *doctor*? Well, his answer for EVERYTHING
(...and thanks for being so bleeding helpful *Doc*...) was:
- 1). Surgery...
- 2). Toxic Pharmaceuticals...
- 3). Stay out of the sun & wear sunglasses...
- ...That was predictable. Eh?
- ...So, just like virtually every other branch of medicine,
it seems, at the core of their corporately hijacked *discipline* is
a big fat LIE... propping up everything else! If you'll see my paper "Mo'
Money" at <>http://www.alienview.net/ALLT1.html#Momoney ...
I explode several of these core myths & medical lies.
- Yes, reader! Lies! Screw any time wasting metaphors
or polite euphemisms! Given the word suicide had been thrust, unwanted,
into my head? My gloves are decidedly off!
- One of the "disciplines" I mention in "Mo'
Money" is virtually identical to the EYE-antioxidant-Uv light-"Connection"
...and that, folks, is the garden-variety Dermatologist's bogus mantra
concerning the sun as a "cause" for skin cancer! Let's go there
- Even an arguably smart & informed guy like Bill
O'Reilly fell for the ponderously fallacial argument that if 'A' is followed
by 'B'... ...then 'A' must be the "cause" of 'B'... O'Reilly
does such when he assumes that his fair complexioned Irish relatives, the
ones most often out in the sun... ...subsequently got skin
cancer... so this is his "empirical" data to show the
sun "CAUSED" the skin cancer. Get it? But consider... he gets
it very wrong, authoritatively, in front of millions of people, putting
himself and those many listeners at risk. Let's look at the more likely
- Firstly, I'm at risk of sounding a little like Bill Clinton
when he dithered over the definition of the word "is." See?
it depends on your definition of the word "causes"... follow?
I prefer the more accurate word "Triggers"... Sun "triggers
the cancer, perhaps... ...but it does not CAUSE the cancer.
- "TRIGGERS," ... "CAUSES"!?! "So
What"? "...C'mon Uncle Al, you're pole vaulting over tic-spoor!
It's the same thing, ain't it, 'Supplement Boy' "?
- Well actually...no, it's not the same... not remotely
the same. Here's my logic for why the sun does not *cause* skin cancer...
actually, and it's pretty ironic given it's YOU causing the skin cancer,
yourself, reader! Analogy?
- If an innocent person, driving fairly slow, runs
head-on into a car that pulled right in front of her and she subsequently
dies (in what should have been a survivable crash) as a result
of her head going through the windshield... ? ...was the crash,
the cause of her death? NO...the crash only triggered her death. The
CAUSE of her death was not wearing her seat belt...because the girl
sitting next to her with her belt on? She didn't get a scratch!
- So, with this in mind, let's visualize 3 genetically
identical triplet brothers. To make the proceeding argument work...
the only leap of faith that is required is the belief that antioxidants
can destroy dangerous free-radicals. This shouldn't be too difficult, considering
it's pretty much simple, even "pure vanilla" Science. That
is to say, no leap at all.
- Brother #1 - never gets in the sun, does not supplement,
eats free-radical causing foods (recommended by New Official Food Pyramid) like
poly-food oil & margarine... Brother #1 DOES NOT get skin cancer (just
for sake of this argument we are saying he does NOT get cancer; however,
in reality? This unfortunate slob will actually have an increased
risk of skin-cancer due to [cue startled music!] ...a Vit.D-3 deficiency
BECAUSE he gets NO SUN...irony !) But anyway... no cancer for Bro One,
for now anyway.
- Brother #2 - on the other hand is out in the sun many
hours a day (but never burns), does not supplement, and, like Bro.#1,
eats free-radical causing foods like Cheezy Poofs and Snacky Cakes... Brother
#2DOES get skin cancer.
- SO...the answer is obvious? The sun CAUSED the
cancer, right? If the only difference between two identical brothers
is that the one out in the sun got the skin cancer.
- NOT SO FAST, Boobala !
- See, Brother #3 (Remember him?) - works side by side
in the sun with brother #2 ... but Brother #3 takes numerous
antioxidants & Krill / Fish Oil, eats a high antioxidant / low
free-radical diet alluded to earlier... [cue startled music again!]...
and he DOES NOT get skin cancer!
- OK... SO, now the answer IS obvious. The sun TRIGGERED
the cancer in Brother#2... ...but it did not "cause" the
cancer because it could not trigger the cancer in Brother #3! See
how that works?
- #3's nutrient supplement precluded the trigger! Just
like the car crash did not kill the unharmed passenger, because she
"supplemented" with a seat belt, #3's "seat belt" was
the supplements he was taking. Follow?
- ...No, Folks... the sun was the "trigger"!
The "cause" was an Omega-3/Antioxidant/Vit.D-3/Mineral
dietary deficiency! So, the skin cancer is your fault... NOT the sun's
fault ... just like the girl dying in the crash was her fault... not the
guy that pulled in front of her (even though he was a Satan-worshipping,
Meth-head). If you put on your seatbelt & take your antioxidants...you
are being "pro-active" not "re-active"... and
maybe not dead. Oh yeah...ask your "doctor" why there is
as much skin cancer in overcast New England as there is in the sunny south.
- Now let me raise the hair on the back of your neck a
little... Why does the top one percent of IQs & the highest paid people
on the planet CONTINUALLY (and unflinchingly!) get this "eye-disease-cancer-causing-sun-thing"
so horribly wrong, again and again?
- Of course, you already know the answer... right?
- ...Could it be that it is in their financial interest
to continue to get it arguably wrong? I fear we can only answer in the
affirmative. Nothing else makes sense.
- These people are not stupid... they know! Even if they
push it away from themselves with cognitive dissonances, rationalizations,
or a bad (that is to say conveniently self-serving) application of science.
- Of course they do! Great suffering Zot and little sputniks,
reader! If you and I know, they know!
- Visualize the following "Crazy-World":
- ...What if EYE "doctors" told people: Stop
wearing sunglasses (...except in extreme conditions, skiing in the Alps
or in a protracted and painful glare, say...) & toxic sunscreen
lotions ... also get at least 15 minutes of sun daily around high
noon on your face & arms (but never burn). Additionally, every morning,
while the early sun is low on the horizon, spend some time getting
the sun-light in your eyes (every 7 AM while "hunting" for
horn-worms on my tomato plants, I occasionally glance into the
rising sun for just a second). This will stimulate a Serotonin-induced "perk me
up" so I'm ready to out-smart stealthy horn-worms... or
saber-tooth tigers if I'm Cro-Magnon Man! Then this "Fantasy-Doctor" would
tell you to take a broad spectrum of antioxidants, Fish-Oil, Vitamins &
minerals & stay away from processed foods, dairy & Sugar... Why,
within a year or two we could solve the big controversy surrounding the
illegal Mexican workers... ...we'd let all the *out of work* "pill-pushers"
pick the lettuce and strawberries
- How did we evolve ?
- Homo Erectus did not wear sunglasses, use toxic sunscreens, and
did not suffer from seasonal depression (actually, there are
no seasons at the Equator where he spent the first million years or
so), ... he felt energetic & lighthearted I'm betting (considering the
dangers & uncertainties of the Serengeti). His situational thinking
& reaction time were likely more finely tuned than our finest
homo Sapien Sapien athlete of today.
- What key factor caused these incongruities in homo Erectus?
The answer? Humankind's skin & eyes, over a period of a million years,
were bathed in bright equatorial sunlight all day long.
- The preceding does many good things: The sunlight is
converted to large amounts of Vitamin D-3 which helps protect the
skin & eyes. The Vitamin D-3 stimulates the production of natural
"feel-good" drugs, serotonin & dopamine... ...and the
light entering the eyes has even a more immediate effect on mood ... you
feel good, you're alert, you're not as hungry & you grave
- As early humans moved further North & could no longer
count on the sun to make the Vitamin D & elevate their mood...God or
Mother Nature very fortuitously increases the Vit. A & D, plus the
powerful EFAs, Omega 3s in the cold-water fish & animals, taking
up the required dietary slack!
- Of course, the obvious problem is that now these self-same
fair-skinned *Scandinavians* have moved back South to live here in sunny LA
(Lower Alabama)... Boy...those trouble-making Scandinavians, eh?
- This is what I think they (you) should do in my humble
opinion (this applies to everyone: but especially "really extra-white
folks" like Bill O'Reilly):
- 1)..Get several short sun exposures during the day but
- 2)..Cover yourself to avoid burning, but don't avoid
- 3)..Use one of several less-toxic "Sun-Blocks"
on problem areas like your nose...these contain Titanium Dioxide &
PABA esters. Make sure any of these "safe" sun-blocks do
not contain Flouride. NEVER EVER use Octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC), which
is present in 90 percent of sunscreen brands... ...a vetted Norwegian study
found that it would kill mouse cells even at low doses!!! There's
your Cancer Precursor, I suspect!
- 4).. Here's another Leaf Lady Tip : Use a spray of Vit.
B-1 & Vit. C as a non-toxic sunscreen.
- 5)..Take a quality Multi Vitamin/Mineral. to include
all 70 plus Trace Minerals. Real (as opposed to 'pure white', processed)
Sun-dried Sea Salt is a good source of all 72 trace minerals...it must
be pink, grey or off-white - NEVER pure white (means NO trace minerals).
- 6)..Take EFA Omega 3s & 6, in Flax, Hemp, Black
Currant & Fish/Krill Oils.
- 7).. Take as many of the following antioxidants
as you can afford: (the first 5 below are already in your
MultiVit/Min, but you really need more than is found in the average Multi
- but if you can't afford the extra, then at least go with the amount found
in the Multi)
- In a good Multi :
- (a) -- Vit. A , take a total of about 20,000iu daily
- ONLY 5000iu can be "real" Vit.A (palmitate) while the other
15000 should be beta-carotene. (your Multi will have part or
all of the 20 thou.). The 15000 Beta-carotene (B-C) can be less (like
maybe 5000iu) or much more...you can't OD on B-C, but you can on palmitate.
- (b) -- Vit. D-3 , take a total of about 1000iu to 1200iu
(never exceed 2000iu) - if you get lots of sun from 10 to 2 several
days a week in the the summer, then you could get by with the 400iu that
comes in all Multi's, but in the winter or if you're too far
north OR if you're black, then take the 1000iu D-3 supplementally.
Always take with Calcium...taking Lg.doses of Vit.D, without taking calcium,
will leach calcium right out of your bones. Avoid Vit.D-2, the crap found
- (c) -- Vit. E , take 400iu of "Mixed" Tocopherol
or a second choice of "d Alpha Tocopherol". Some Multi's
will have the whole 400iu ...but not many.
- (d) -- Zinc & copper, (ALWAYS take at about a 10to1
ratio but don't exceed about 4mg of copper - also NEVER take over
100mg Zinc daily), including your Multi, take about 30 to 60mg Zinc & 2 to
4mg Copper. "WARNING" zinc/copper MUST BE taken
togeather. Taking a little extra Zinc (like a Zinc Lozenge if you
have a cold) without the additional Copper is probably not a real
big deal but taking extra Copper without Zinc...can be a big deal - if
you have copper water pipes, get tested for copper before taking a copper
- (e) -- Selenium , (the King of mineral antioxidants), including
your Multi, take about 400mcg daily. This is also likely the most powerful
Cancer fighter there is. Selenium runs through earth like veins of Gold
in a mine...so there are whole countries (New Zealand) with selenium
depleted soil where cancer & heart disease were out of control until
the government started importing selenium rich food from Australia.
- Not normally in a Multi :
- (f) -- NAC , (precursor to the more expensive, Glutathione, which
is the True King of antioxidants, but not well absorbed through supplements) take 500
mg of NAC with 1000mg Vit. C. (the Vit. C is important)
- (g) -- Lutein & Bilberry , (they very often come
together) take about twice as much as directed on label. This
might be the most potent "one, two" punch "in the eye"...especially
considering it's cheap! A food very high in lutein and
zeaxanthin, (another powerful antioxidant, also in Krill Oil) is egg yolk.
More doctors everyday are having to admit that macular
degeneration (the leading cause of blindness in the elderly) is because
they have avoided eggs & "bought-into" the whole "No-Fat...Low-Fat"
- (h) -- Grapeseed Extract , take as directed. For just
a little more money you can get the other latest "hot-item",
Resveratrol - another powerful anti-oxidant from grapes. Grapeseed
extract & Dry Dark Red Wine are very cool but Grape-Juice is decidedly
NOT...the very high "sugary-fructose" in Grape-juice causes insulin
secretion & Fructose Induced Insulin Resistance - both lead to inflammation
that completely "Undoes" the wonderful, but futile, effort of
the Anti-oxidants in the really sweet, grape juice (so Regis lies,
too & my buddy O'Reilly also has a big glass of skin-cancer "friendly"
Welch's Grape Juice every day).
- (i) -- Alpha Lipoic Acid, take as directed. ALA is unique
in that it is BOTH fat & water soluble...so destroys Free-radicals
on two "fronts".
- Last, but certainly not least, stay away from free-radical
causing crap like: Poly-food oil (corn, soy, canola, etc.), only
use Olive Oil & Coconut Oil ... pHVO (partially Hydrogenated
Vegetable Oil) like margarine, use real (organic) butter instead ...
HCA free-radicals (FRs) from burnt animal fat ... Acrylamide
(FRs) from super-heated carbs, like French Fries & Wheaties ...
ALL deep-fried fast food ... Any highly processed meats ... Tap water ...
and about a million other toxins in your environment, etc, etc...
many avoidable using good sense.
- Well that's about it...except for this solemn warning
-- I know this is "wrong", but if I see you slathering toxic OMC
sunscreen on your defenseless little baby, I WILL say something
to you ... Just ask anyone who knows me.
- See, I'm of a mind that you are prosecuting a subtle kind
of child abuse...I know it's unwitting, of course,...but now that
you know...STOP IT!
- Oh yeah... have a nice day... and well BE.
- Alan Graham
- Phone -- (334) 774 0395