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Hi Heidi: Thought you and the readers would like to know there is an excellent article in the April 2004 AARP Bulletin regarding fructose corn syrup, something we blood typers have known is a bad thing for a long time.
On the front cover it says "High Fructose Corn syrup: sweeter, cheaper - and deadlier" and the article is called "What's Worse Than Sugar". It goes into excellent explaination of how the US got into using this sweetner and gives examples of some foods that contain it.
One expert even says that the use coincides with the obesity epidemic in this country. It's a good article and one that you might want to read and pass along to friends and family.
Before long, I'm hoping that the public makes a stronger voice to rid our diets of these products as well as other things like wheat that are in everything as an additive. We might just become a healthier nation because of it, but the farmers are going to have to diversify what they grow in the future - maybe the government will finally start sanctioning organic farms!
Take care. Joyce
Dear Heidi, How are you? It has been awhile that since corresponding with you. My blood type/rh factor is "A" Positive, A1/A2 type is "A1", MN type is "MN", and secretor status is "secretor" per saliva sample and "DOUBLE LEWIS NEGATIVE"/LeA-LeB- per blood draw.
I just wanted to suggest that ALL newborn babies have their blood/rh factors typed; along with having their secretor statuses, A1/A2 types(for type A/AB babies), and MN types checked for and put on their birth certificates, on a national basis. COULD THIS BE FEASIBLE?
It could possibly help save lives, especially when it comes to badly needed blood during blood drives and shortages. Also, it could help with quicker medical diagnosises, if and when more of the medical community REALLY starts catching onto Dr. D'Adamo's research. What do you think? Please note.
So long and take care! God Bless You and Your Family! Marshal-Wichita KS
Dear Joyce & Marshal ~~ I am always happy to hear from you, because even in this little corner of plain text printing, I can see, hear and feel your strength, your morality, and your great good wishes for all of mankind -- you've shown your hearts to me, and you have blessed me and many others thereby. Like most of the people in this great country, you powerfully desire to create a world in which the terrible human cost of ignorance may be eliminated for once and all. And you start at home. And you work hard at it! You make your voices heard.
I often recommend political action, in hope that those who are inclined to take it will work from that angle. However, I personally stopped relying on such means many years ago. I discovered (granted, rather late in life!) that government interventions in private commerce are our enemy rather than our friend. The road I travelled to this discovery started at a point very far from -- actually absolutely diametrically oppposite to -- where I am now, and I daily kicked and struggled againt the things I learned, and I questioned everything, and kept studying, until I could no longer refute the conclusions staring me in the face.
Joyce, I am truly pleased AARP has published a solid article on the ubiquitous use of corn syrup. It's a great service to their readers! I wish it were otherwise, but I'm afraid that government action is not the answer to our dire situation with regard to food additives. Government itself redistributes massive wealth from average Americans to heavy-lobby industries and companies such as Monsanto to support research which may benefit the government -- not the civilian populace. The genetically-modified organisms created by such companies are carried to everyone else's fields because the wind and the honeybees cannot be regulated, nor would we survive for long if they could be. We cannot look to government to solve these problems. They created them in the first place, and it is not in their interests to break ties with powerful friends, nor to stop research which is useful to government in ways they will not publicize.
Marshal, I commend your idea! It would be wonderful if hospitals found Peter's research valuable enough that parents would be given a choice to have these tests done on their newborns. However, hospitals are constrained to obey the money-givers. Even now, hospitals are forcing parents into procedures and recording methods which are invasive of privacy, detrimental to the safety of the babies and repugnant to the parents' stated personal wishes and religious beliefs. Heck, we can't even get them to stop using dextrose in IV's! Most hospitals rely upon government funds, you see. That is how they come under an obligation to perform according to what the funding agencies say FIRST, and what the patient and parent want SECOND, if at all. Parents with firm views on such things as circumcision, DNA sampling, premature infant feeding, forced Cesarean delivery, forced vaccination, obligatory assignment of Social Security numbers to babies, just to name a few -- face a catfight with any number of insistent hospital personnel if the parents are to prevail.
So, rather than offer more options for testing newborns (and who will safeguard that data, and who will ensure it is not sold or shared with entities the parents would not approve of? Privacy "policies" shift and turn with the winds), I would first want to see hospitals operating on the basis that the customer, not the dead hand of the non-producers (government), is the first and final arbiter of what happens to the customer during her or his sojourn there.
Please understand that I know without doubt your hearts are 'in the right place,' and that you see problems so massive that no one man or woman can possibly hope to rectify them. In that, I agree! But I suggest that the private sector is the place to do this work -- that each of us should vote with our dollars for the best food available to us, that we talk to our friends and relatives, that we disseminate Peter's work far and wide, and be models for others, and enjoy the present moment in peace and good heart, as who knows the hour of his death? Don't let the grand troubles mar your beautiful spirits in any way. Most of all, just keep studying and learning, and know that your efforts make a difference, every day, and in the only way that really counts!
Today, appropriately enough, I read an account of medical researchers being terrorized against attending a conference because of its location. Who was the terrorist in this instance? By copyright terms, I'm including the entire article here:
Self-Ownership, Not State Ownership
Dear A-Letter Reader:
In February, the US Office of Foreign Assets Control wrote to hundreds
of US researchers scheduled to attend the 4th International Symposium on
Coma and Death in Havana, Cuba, warning that they faced "criminal and/or
civil penalties" if they attended the March meeting without a specific
license. No licenses were granted. Being good citizens, or afraid to
band together and stand up to the threat, none of them attended.
Sad. Say what you will about Castro, and I'm no admirer of the dictator,
he has made medical research a high priority in Cuba. Blocking American
researchers from symposiums there is a loss to us all.
Like most government programs, the 40 year US trade embargo with Cuba
has achieved almost the opposite of its purported purpose. It has failed
spectacularly in its basic goal of undermining support for Castro's
regime, and has given the dictator an easy way of explaining his failures.
Don't bother to ask why the US establishment continues this foolishness
when there is no evidence of the policy working. It's the wrong question.
Evidence of effectiveness has never been a criterion for continuation of
government policies (the war on drugs comes to mind). Like all official
policies, the embargo serves political ends, not the public good.
The more important question is, why do people swallow the concept that
their assets and their lives belong to government? Years ago, when I
informed my four-year old daughter that she belonged to me, she
instinctively challenged me. "You belong to you, daddy, and I belong to
A four year old can see the obvious fallacy in the idea that one person
can own another, but after a decade or two of compulsory state
"education," this libertarian instinct is crushed and the citizenry
evolves into what H. L. Mencken so charmingly dubbed "boobus Americanus."
Docile and trained, it never occurs to most Americans to be outraged at
the idea that politicians and bureaucrats can control where they travel.
After all, boobus already accepts without question (among countless
other indignities) that government must be able to invade their privacy,
monitor their bank accounts, tell them what they should eat, drink,
smoke, and invest in, as well as confiscate whatever amount of their
income and assets it chooses.
Libertarian Murray Rothbard once said, "Boobus Americanus is doomed
to be boobus Americanus forevermore." Fortunately, thinking individuals
don't have to suffer the same fate. Individuals who value personal
freedom can still arrange their lives to retain ownership of themselves
and their assets. For instance, they can pursue options such as owning
their own business, investing internationally, even living overseas.
But it begins with a decision not to accept the idea that the state is
their rightful master.
Chairman, The Sovereign Society
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In the course of reading and writing On the Diet, I often meet people who believe they are powerless over their lives. I feel for them SO strongly, and often feel inadequate to give them what I know would help more than anything! It seems to me that these folks just never had an opportunity to learn that they are the owners of their own lives and property, and that they are alive with the gift of choice and the power of self-determination. Perhaps this is the root of all our troubles ~ the idea that someone else, someone who "knows," someone who is an "expert" or who holds high office (therefore must know more than I do) is the only one who can fix the things that pain me, so MUST do so as a SERVICE to me! Government's the usual place people look for relief. Probably because so much of their hard-earned money is swept away to government coffers, and the vaunted 'benefits' are so slim and so difficult to secure. Walter Burien has actually established that all government entities are already more than self-supporting through investment income accruing to them. His is a complex website, but then, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report which the Fed, each State, and every municipality publishes is an unfamiliar subject to most folks. Wild, astonishing -- but true.
It occurs to me that right about now, I should make clear to everyone that I am not anti-American. Americans have a long history of questioning government, which questioning is in a slow but steady revival at the moment. Further, I am pro-man, pro-woman, and pro-child. I am pro-human, pro-creature, pro-Earth, and pro-just-about-everything-alive-on-Earth-and-beyond. Most of all, I absolutely support every being's right to make life decisions without coercion or interference so long as they do no harm to others, and the right to protect oneself and one's dependents and associates from wrongdoers. Among other rights. ;-> Each human being and every creature and leaf and stone is a treasure of Life to me, and the closer to natural law they may tread, the happier I am. I think that's mighty American, in its root, and best, sense. ;-D
Good friends of mine have done years of research on such matters, and have prepared a presentation on relevant laws which you may find useful and empowering in your own situation. If you have broadband Internet access (cable, T1, DSL), you can review the preliminary work here. It's less than an hour in length. Apologies to those who use a dialup access service, but if you have a couple of hours to spend waiting for the screens to load, you, too, can view the presentation. Just click the 'Watch the Presentation' link on the right side of the page, and patiently w a i t. ;-)
I've spent the last five years investigating this and other matters relevant to personal resources, and I believe this information is tremendously important to everyone in this country, as it has a direct and personal impact on each person's ability to choose better-quality food, supplements, and health care.
As far as I've been able to understand it, health starts in your own mind. It starts with what you think, and proceeds by what you do. In a way, it's really simpler than any of us thought. You know who the bad guys are -- don't do business with them. You know what the good stuff is -- grow it or buy it. Don't hurt others, and don't take what ain't yours, and protect yourself to the best of your ability from those who prefer deception, theft and destruction. I'll be here to lend a hand. :-D
Bless you all in every way and time!