A New Disruptive Technology: Self-Healthcare

Disruptive Self Cure?

I have been trying to come up with an expression that is equally powerful to Disruptive Technology but is in relation to self-healthcare. I cannot find an expression that is so succinct and powerful yet the expression of Paradigm Shift doesn’t express the disruption that the awakening of the unhealthy are now experiencing, changing what grocery stores sell, what fast food chains can put into their foods, what doctors are visited, and what medicines are taken. The change is dramatic but only minuscule compared to what is yet to come.

The New Nutritional Paradigm

In case you are not familiar what I am talking about, read this article I wrote a week ago about how individuals without any medical degree take charge of their health, reverse type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, arthritis, allergies, asthma, PCOS, seizures, migraines, even cancer, and many more. There are several options to choose from but every single person who has made health improvement has done so by stopping all medicines and dropping all doctors and, instead, changed the type of nutrition they eat.

This is an impossible economic situation for markets that depend on the Standard American Diet (SAD) consumption. We face a global economic crash and face lots of ethical issues if the changes come from the “top”. This subject came up in a conversation with a Facebook friend, who is new to the concept and was interested in the economics of it all. So, what is happening, what is the concept, and why do we face an economic crash and ethical dilemma? To understand this, I first introduce you to some of the nutritional changes.

Disruptive Nutritional Changes

The SAD nutrition in brief: lots of grains, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, little meat and fish with fat removed, avoid red meat, eat little vegetable oil, everything low-fat. In the latest update of the official USDA guideline an egg a day is now permissible and milk is also back next to “My Plate” but skim or low-fat. Over 50% of the calories are recommended t be consumed from carbohydrates (grains, fruits, vegetables, sugar, juices, sweets, nuts, and seeds).

Other nutritional paradigms turned the plate and reordered the percentages of what one eats. Here I list only one of these nutritional methods, with which I am most familiar, since I practice it myself: the ketogenic Diet (not really a “diet” but that is how they decided to call it). In the ketogenic diet the focus is on getting most of the calories from fat, eat minimal carbs, and even protein is consumed in moderate amount. Red meat is encouraged because of its high animal fat content, fatty fish, butter, whole fat products in general, zero grains, minimal fruits (if any), very low carbohydrate vegetables chosen only for their fiber, lots of eggs, heavy cream, and while milk is not on the menu for the ketogenic diet, I actually drink whole fat A2 milk and am perfectly remaining in ketosis.

However, the disruption is not just the nutrition choice difference though that is turning what we buy up-side-down quite a bit. The more serious disruption enters from the health benefits the changed nutrition provides. So let’s compare the two nutrition types head on.

Nutrition Comparison: Hazards vs Benefits

First, there are 3 nutrition groups (macronutrients or macros): carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. Of the three, the two essential macros are protein (essential amino acids) and fat (essential fatty acids). Carbohydrates are not essential. Essential means we must eat it because our body cannot make it but carbohydrates provide glucose that we can create by our body. If tomorrow all carbohydrates dropped off the planet earth, we would flourish like they never existed. If protein or fat dropped off the planet, we would perish. Thus carbohydrates, the non-essential nutrient, should be consumed least, if any at all.

The SAD nutrition, since it recommends eating most of our nutrition from carbohydrates, is a problem on many levels—taken from the Dietary guidelines 2015-2020.

Macronutrient Benefits Hazards
Carbohydrates ≥ 50% Vitamin C, fiber Everything else—detailed below
Saturated Fats < 10% None Saturated fat is missing—see rest below
Protein ??% Amino acids Too much protein; some percent of protein converts to glucose. See more below
<2300 mg sodium a day None Low salt has shown to be harmful for health

Since there is not enough room in the chart, I explain each individually.

Carbohydrates: carbohydrates convert to glucose in the body, which is taken to cells via insulin. Insulin’s primary role is not glucose management. It primary role is as growth hormone, hormone signaling, and energy storage. With the onslaught of constant carbohydrates, insulin is overloaded.

Insulin must place glucose somewhere, so much of the extra carbohydrates end up in the liver as fat, which then causes insulin resistance, leading to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, compromised cardiac health, obesity, arthritis, allergies, skin disorders, asthma, knee and back problems, migraines, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.

Saturated Fats: the black sheep of nutrition, which is the most valuable nutrition. Saturated fat has been twisted out of reality by a fake heart-health movement derived from fraudulent science after the 1960s by Ancel Keys’ charm; it spread around the world like wildfire, causing obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases like a plague.

Protein: For some odd reasons the amount of recommended protein is not mentioned in the USDA nutrition guide.

Sodium: One of the most important essential minerals in the human body, without which there is no life. Several studies have shown that while there is no maximum for the best amount of dietary sodium, there definitely is a minimum below which it kills more than it helps. The USDA’s recommended ≤ 2300 mg for young adults is borderline unhealthy (too low) and the recommended 1500 mg for the elderly is at the cusp of what comes with an increased cardiovascular risk. The same study showed that consuming 5,000-6,000 mg sodium (that is 2-2.5 teaspoons a day and 2-2.5 times the USDA recommended maximum) is ideal for both healthy and sick and the healthy benefit from even more sodium; the study checked all the way to 12,000 mg sodium (that is 5 teaspoons of salt) a day and people’s longevity kept increasing.

Now the table for a standard medium level ketogenic diet:

Macronutrient Benefits Hazards
Carbohydrates < 5% Reduces insulin, reverses diseases; detailed below none
Saturated fats: at liberty Important for fat soluble vitamins none
All fats ≥ 80% Ketogenic diet burns fat as fuel none
Protein: 0.6 – 1 gr per lean kg Essential amino acids Some convert to glucose
Sodium: at liberty Burning fat expels water and salt none

Carbohydrates: Since carbs are not essential nutrients, they are not needed at all. What is useful is fiber; carbs are great source for that and some vitamins, such as C, that though can be eaten from organ meat, since most people dislike organ meats, they need to supplement. There is no other need for carbohydrates. Eating more carbohydrates than one needs leads to insulin resistance. And how much carbohydrates do we need? Zero.

Saturated fats: it is important to note that there is no fat that is only saturated fat. All fats are made up of saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. Those fats that are higher in saturated fat (coconut oil, for example) are not going to clog any artery up. That was a terrible misunderstanding of the metabolic process. What clogs the arteries up is inflammation caused by sugar.

Fats in general: Eating fat doesn’t make you fat any more than eating grapes will make you into grapes. Again, we must consider the metabolic processes and also must consider that every single cell in our body has a fat-based cell membrane and that our brain is over 70% fat, forming the myelin, insulation, for proper voltage transfer by brain cells. 25% of the body’s cholesterol is also in the brain.

Proteins: Some percent of protein converts to glucose—it is unclear what percent since everywhere I read I find different information. However, protein also adds other undesired elements, such as too much glutamate (glutamic acid), which can be harmful as it is not essential.

Sodium: In ketosis we burn fat and the byproduct is water. As the water is urinated out, we also lose salt. In the ketogenic diet you need to drink more water and consume more salt than on the SAD diet. Now that we understand why people switch to LCHF or ketogenic (or paleo or many similar) diets, let’s look at the disruptive forces.

Disruptive Ethical Forces

Let me start with the ethical concern since that is easier: as we have started to demonize carbohydrates and people started to reverse all their ailments, we can see that the consumption of carbohydrates is harmful. Therefore, we can no longer ship grains and similar carbohydrates to starving nations. Knowing that grains are terrible for our health, how can we send it to starving, famine, or disaster stricken nations in good consciousness? If they are causing illness for us, what gives us the right to make them also sick? Do we drop cows, chickens, and eggs from airplanes? That is not possible. This is a political question that cannot be resolved so no government can officially announce that carbohydrates (particularly grains) are the devils even if everyone knows in our country that they are.

Disruptive Economic Forces

I can see a global economic crash. That is because if the officials demonize sugar, vegetable oils, and grains from top-down, every single major company in business that is in the business of manufacturing sugar, or grains, or vegetable oils will suffer huge losses. Every single major food company is manufacturing processed foods, 80% of which are made of these nutrients.

We also have entire new industries created to handle those who get sick on the SAD diet: pharmaceuticals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospitals, medical centers, drug stores, nurses, nursing homes are all created as a result of illnesses caused by eating grains, sugar, and vegetable oils. If 80% of the businesses are in the business of making what makes us sick, and they stop, the number of diseases drop exponentially–it is not a linear change.

To give you an example: quitting grains, sugar, and vegetable oils, usually stops allergies, arthritis, reverses non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, reduces or cures asthma, reverses pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, anxiety, obesity, all metabolic diseases, prevents some forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, prevents some cancers, etc. So as you see, stopping 3 things can eliminate dozens of health conditions.

The loss in the need for medical care is exponential. This then has a domino effect for the lack of need for doctors, drugs (pharmaceuticals, drug stores, pharmacists, nurses, nursing homes, etc.,), placing half the nation into the unemployment line… Is this feasible? No, it is not. So here is where the wealth of the economy clashes with the health of the people.

However, there is a solution. It is slower but much more efficient: grassroots. Forget about top-down directions, having the government make any changes in its nutrition recommendation.

People educate themselves via blogs, like this, and books, and heal on their own. They pass on the word to their family and friends and they pass on to others. This has already cured thousands of migraineurs, took them off all medicines, they stopped sugar, grains, vegetable oils as well. Grassroots movement can provide an exponential change. A note from a doctor I received a copy of:

“It is with great reluctance that I am sending you this message that, as of July 1, 2017, I will be permanently closing my office… A significant portion of the care is provided by communication via telephone or email for which my office is not set up. Hence my current style of practice is becoming outdated for the present times.”

Indeed. The underground movements already changed many grocery stores, restaurants, fast food places, and doctors’ offices of operation. This way it is bottom up effort that is changing the markets; market forces are created by the masses. This gives time for the economy to change without a crash and to refocus its effort to the wealth of the nation by things other than healthcare.

Comments are welcome as usual,

Angela

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We Totally Got Migraine Wrong

PRESS RELEASE

What is Migraine?

The answer is not pain.

I found that the majority of those who have no migraines or never met anyone with migraines know migraine as a pain in the head. The truth is pain is just one – and not even mandatory – aspect of migraines. For me, presenting the real definition of migraines equals to explaining the conclusions of my many years of research. It is also finding out the truth about my life since I am a migraineur.

It is refreshing to know the truth!

Migraine is the manifestation of an energy (voltage) shortage in the brain, caused by insufficient electrolyte quality. This actually makes migraine into a symptom. The insufficient electrolyte mix is caused by certain genetic variances that result in some electrolyte mineral deficiency. Therefore, the electrolyte imbalance is also a symptom. The direct cause of migraine lies hidden in critical genetic variances that should operate the voltage gated channels of neurons but cannot. Why not? This is the heart of migraine: migraineurs are glucose sensitive with a brain that lacks capability to handle the huge electrolyte disruption when glucose enters the brain cells. As we know, adaptation is an important part of evolution. It seems that a very large percentage of the human population was able to adapt to the dietary circumstances of contemporary life but people with the migraine-brains could not. I call the migraine brain an ancient brain that is not able to utilize glucose. Modern carbohydrate-rich diets overload this ancient brain with glucose. Migraineurs are not the only ones with this problem. People with seizures, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and many more conditions, have very similar—if not the same—problem. Not every human can eat birthday cakes, potatoes, and toast for breakfast. Migraineurs cannot.

Read the whole story here:  Migraine: Do We Have It All Wrong?

Comments are welcome as always,

Angela

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Migraineurs are Helped by a Medicine-Free Protocol

Testimonial

I get new testimonials in my Facebook migraine group regularly. I only ask for permission to post those that contain no private information so I am not posting every day. But you should check them out frequently. All of them can be found in the migraine group.

A sample from today:

Returning to life:

“When I started this group I was so incredibly sick and had no clue what to do. I could barely work and spend time with my family. Thanks to Angela and all the supportive members of this group I have my life back. I’m off the Wellbutrin that I had been on for 14 years. I am taking no prescriptions at all. I even forgot the name of the migraine meds because I haven’t taken them in over a year. I love that I know how to listen to body and take better care of it. I did sprints yesterday followed by a six-mile walk. Two years [ago] I could not climb the stairs to my apartment because I was too weak. It has been a long journey but I feel great and wish it for everyone.”

–SM 4/9/2017

Please visit the testimonials page on my Stanton Migraine Protocol® site and share with migraineurs you know need help.

Contact me for more information.

Angela

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Trouble-Making in Genetics

PRESS RELEASE

An article I wrote was just published. It is sure to turn some heads, roll some eyes, and get the blood pressure up for some as well. I am a rebel and will say what needs to be said.

Read the article and share it to save migraine sufferers from those torturous medicines they are forced to take. There is no need to medicate migraine. We just simply need to understand what it is and learn how to prevent it. It is so simple.

Enjoy and comments are welcome here or there,

Angela

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The Forbidden Truth

This is a lecture that the opposition keeps on removing.

I don’t provide more information. Please watch the video. It is self explanatory also why the opposition keeps on removing it.

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Received a Threat for This Article

Silent Death – Serotonin Syndrome

An article I originally published 2 years ago, was re-published today because of its success and many comments with people who are/were affected. Please share to save lives!

I must add that I received a threat on this article (not published) from a person whose first name is the same as the doctor who misdiagnosed my mom and because of which she died! This article is about the real cause of her death, which I have confirmed by an independent autopsy.

Here is the threat message I received:

“You are a toxic, ignorant, keyboard warrior. You are facilitating a culture of doctor-hating. You are damaging society. It is my most empassioned mission to have you discredited. Please delete your website.

You’ll be hearing lots from me

John” (Typos left as in the original note!)

So, if for nothing else, share to get the information out just to get this person out of my face! Let the world know that clueless doctors do exist and they harm and kill people!

As for the threat: reported to the FBI!

Thanks for sharing with the whole world!

Comments, as usual, are welcome (threats will entertain FBI investigators!)

Angela

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The Aspirin Scam

Daily Aspirin Use Can Harm You!

I wrote about Aspirin a couple of years ago when the FDA denied Bayer the claim that Aspirin can and should be used as a preventive for heart conditions without any prior heart attack. Bayer was then denied by the FDA because Aspirin doesn’t prevent heart attacks when used prior to having had a heart attack first. Even after, it can only used as a secondary medicine together with a primary. Furthermore, this is only for men. For women, Aspirin doesn’t ever help to prevent heart attack even after a first heart attack. For women it only helps to prevent stroke caused by a blood clot (TIA)–but again, as a secondary medicine!

The Denial

Here is a quote of the 2014 regulation from the FDA that you can find in full here:

“FDA has reviewed studies on the use of aspirin for the prevention of a first cardiovascular event (primary prevention) and did not find sufficient support for the use of aspirin for primary prevention in these trials. FDA is currently awaiting results of additional clinical trials that are underway and are estimated to have reportable results in the next few years. These clinical trials may provide new evidence that could be the basis for changing the current uses (indications) for aspirin….

FDA recently denied a request submitted by Bayer HealthCare, LLC, requesting a change in the prescribing information for health care professionals (professional labeling) for aspirin to allow marketing of the product for prevention of heart attacks in patients with no prior history of cardiovascular disease.

After the 2003 advisory committee meeting, FDA was aware of several ongoing studies for primary prevention in patients with diabetes and diseases of the arteries and veins located outside of the heart and brain (peripheral vascular disease). We opted to wait for the outcome of these studies. The results of these studies were published over the past several years.  They did not demonstrate a significant benefit for primary prevention….

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) national initiative, the Million Hearts Campaign, is focused on increasing appropriate, secondary prevention aspirin use in individuals who already have heart disease or stroke.  The CDC, in its Million Hearts Campaign, agrees with FDA’s position.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) recommends, as does FDA, the use of aspirin for secondary prevention.  Specifically, NHLBI recommends using aspirin to lower the risk of a heart attack for those who have already had one, and to keep arteries open in those who have had a previous heart bypass or other artery-opening procedure such as coronary angioplasty.”

The OTC Scam!

Although the FDA removed the rights for Bayer to claim any connection with heart attack prevention, recently, the FDA found that heart-associated images started to show up on OTC medicine labels that contained Aspirin.

The FDA is now reaching out again and blocking all false advertisement. All OTC products containing Aspirin with any image or statement referring to the heart is deemed against FDA guidelines.

In addition to not working as advertised by Bayer, Aspirin is also dangerous for the digestive system! Several studies show that Aspirin causes major gastrointestinal distress. A very large longitudinal study was stopped as a result of GI complaints by the patients–as reported in JAMA.

Watch Out for Clueless Doctors!

I had my encounter with a clueless doctor in an ER when a doctor was about to force an Aspirin down my throat for heart arrhythmia. When I reminded him of the FDA guidelines, his response was “my knowledge and experience overrules the regulations of the FDA“… I don’t think so dear clueless (and ignorant) doctor! You are not above the FDA regulations when it comes to medications!

In conclusion: don’t use Aspirin unless your doctor prescribed it and if you already had a heart attack or a TIA! Don’t take daily baby Aspirin! It may hurt you more than benefit you!

Comments are welcome!

Angela

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On Radio on 30 Minutes–Listen Live!

Talking about the Stanton Migraine Protocol®

Don’t forget to tune in and listen to my radio hour at 10 AM Central (8 AM California and Pacific, 11 AM New York), 4 PM UK and 5 PM Europe.

Listen live here: http://oneradionetwork.com/listen-live/

It is coming on in 30 minutes!

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I Am on Radio Talk Show on Thursday about Migraines: Listen In!

Do you have questions about migraines?

On Thursday, February 2nd, at 10 am Central (8 am Pacific, 11 am Eastern) I will be on a radio talk show for an hour with host Patrick Timpone at One Radio Network (located in Austin, Texas) talking about migraines and health. The radio station invites emailed-in questions you wish me to answer and provides a toll-free number to call in and ask.

The show is broadcast over the internet live so no matter what country you are located in, you can listen in. The podcast can be downloaded and shared. More updates will follow since I only have my name showing on the schedule and not yet the write-up of the discussion.

Here is the schedule page, email: email@oneradionetwork.com and phone 888.663.6386

If you want to listen in for today’s shows live the discussion is on health. healthy fats, and how to stop your doctors from killing you. My show will be broadcast live there as well. The podcast will be available to download and share!

Enjoy and listen to mine on Thursday! Please share!

Looking forward to hearing from you by email or phone on Thursday!

(This page will be updated as the final page shows up with more detail at the station’s website)

Angela

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Skittles Fatten Cows! Wait a Minute! We Give Those to Our Kids Too!

Skittles to Fatten Cows?

You bet! It is well-known that cattle (and pigs) are fed all  kinds of things to fatten them up–grain is a great example. Now we learn they also eat Skittles. The problem is not that they eat Skittles but the reason why they do so and that requires a pause! A very serious pause about what YOU eat and what happens to you!

So let me preface this note on our most recent scientific understanding: carbohydrates (refined or the most fiber rich) are fattening while the fat you eat is not fattening since it is nutrient dense. The choice of words is wrong here since “fat” can mean that one is eating fat, or one has fat (fatty acid) in her tissues, or that one is actually fat (as in overweight); but these all mean very different things.

Fat (as Fatty Acid)

Fat as a fatty acid in one of three essential main macro nutrients we must eat. The other two are protein (amino acids) and carbohydrate. There are very big differences in what these macro nutrients do but I will not get into the details since the focus now is on fat. However, I want to point out one very important fact: eating fat (as in fatty acids in food) will not make you fat (as in overweight). The thing that gets you fat (as in overweight) is carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates

As noted earlier, there are several types of carbohydrates of which we are most familiar with the categorization of “refined” and “complex”.

Examples of carbohydrates (both refined and complex): Skittles, table sugar, honey, all kinds of bread (including whole wheat), anything made with corn (including popcorn), vegetables (all vegetables including spinach and broccoli that are pushed on us like there is no day without them), fruits (all fruits without exception), all juices (even your morning orange juice squeezed from your own oranges grown on your own tree in a non-GMO organic manner), all pastas, all bakery goods, rice, cereal (let’s face it, some of those are candies), and oh yes… all candies as well. I may have left some items out so be to clear, if it is grown on a plant or under ground or on a tree, or it is a plant, it is carbohydrates.

This doesn’t mean you cannot have some fruits or vegetables, obviously, but watch how much and which kinds you eat. There are many Low carbs High Fat (LCHF) groups and books to guide you.

Carbohydrates as Fat (meaning overweight)

The metabolic process of carbohydrates is conversion to glucose and fructose–all carbohydrate types have at least one though most both. Contrary to popular belief, carbohydrates are not essential to life.

Carbohydrates are not necessary building blocks for other molecules, and the body can obtain all its energy from protein and fat. Thus you could leave out carbohydratefrom you diet provided you get enough protein, fat including essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and water.” (source)

The body cannot use fructose for much of anything (the gut bacteria can but only if you eat fructose with insoluble fiber still bonded to it); fructose intolerance is quite common, particularly in children, which makes me think it is something we didn’t used to eat and now need to adapt to. Fructose causes lot of troubles, among which one is that it makes perfect triglyceride (the bad type cholesterol). Glucose can be created from protein (and even from fat) so there is really no reason for us to eat a single fruit or vegetable let alone pastries, cakes, or Skittles. But since many people and particularly children eat Skittles, let’s see why they feed them to cows.

You all are familiar with the term “grass-fed” cows. They are priced at a premium because they are not grain or Skittles fed. The difference is three-fold.

  1. Grain (and Skittles and starches like tapioca) make for fatter cows!
  2. Grain fed cows get those people sick who have gluten allergy or sensitivity or otherwise don’t eat grains at all. There are many of us out there!
  3. Grain fed cows are cheaper and more efficient to grow. If you noticed, most cattle farms have no grass under the cows at all only dirt. They are fed grains because, just like in people, carbohydrates make cows fat.

Skittles: probably few people are allergic to Skittles but Skittles does the same to people as it does to cows: Skittles makes cows and us fat too! Are you or you child eating Skittles?

Carbohydrates and Heart Disease

The most controversial subject about nutrition of this century has been that eating fat doesn’t clog your arteries with fat. Carbohydrates clogs your arteries up. Eating fat doesn’t raise your blood pressure but eating carbohydrates does. Eating fat doesn’t cause type 2 diabetes since fat doesn’t use insulin but eating carbohydrates does and it can cause type 2 diabetes. Eating fat doesn’t cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease but eating carbs does–particularly if the carbohydrates are fructose rich.

So Let’s Get Back to Skittles

Skittles are made of a ton of sugar (carbohydrates) that is a combination of glucose and fructose of mass destruction to the body. Are you going to eat those cows that were fed Skittles?

Comments are welcome, as always

Angela

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