Covid 19

Covid 19

Flu Lifestyle Recoveries through Supplements, Living Foods and Fasting

Table of Contents

1. Covid 19 or a Super Flu?
2. Foods and Supplements
3. My Fasting for Covid 19/ Flu

1. The Silver Bullet
2. Five Medicine Paradigms in U.S.
a. Allopathic medicine
b. Naturopathic medicine
c. Traditional Chinese medicine
d. Ayruvedic medicine
e. Live-Foods Orthomolecular Medicine
3. Living Foods Orthomolecular Medicine Paradigm

1. The Physiology of Fasting
2. Fasting and Addictions
3. What Poisons and Toxins in my Body?
4. Summary of Some Reasons for Fasting
5. Types of Fasting
a. Water Fasting
b. Juice Fasting
c. Mixed Juice-Water Fasting
d. The Vegetable Broth Fast
e. Bread and Water Fasting?
f. The Daniel Fast?
g. The Dry Fast
h. Fasting from T.V., Immorality, etc.?
6. A Seven Day Juice Fast
7. Fruit Sugar, Candia, Fresh Juice
8. The Seven Day Juice Fast
9. Juice Fasting Activities/Process
10. Breaking a Long Fast
13. Summary Lengths of a Fast

a. Dr. Herbert Shelton study
b. Drs. Gerald Benesh, James McEachen, study
c. Dr. William Esser study
d. Dr. Robert Gross study
e. Dr. Scott’s study

1. The Healing Power of Chlorophyll
2. Chlorophyll a Brief History
3. What are Green Food Supplements?
4. Sulforaphane Greens – IOGOPK

1. Grain Problems
2. Sprouted Grains
3. Biogenic and Bioactive foods

1. Live-Food or Raw Vegan Approach
2. Living Foods versus dead foods
3. Foods to Avoid for Optimal Health
4. An 80/20 Raw Nutrition approach

1. Nutritional Medicine – Orthomolecular Medicine
2. Personalize Your COVID-19 Prevention
An Orthomolecular Protocol
3. Vitamin C for the Prevention and Treatment of Coronavirus
4. The role of Vitamin D in reducing risk of COVID-19: a brief survey of the literature
5. Sulforaphane as a Treatment for Covid-19
6. Micronutrients for Viral Infections

– Reference Bibliography

1. The Mask Debate among Experts
2. Short-lived Existence of Antibodies of Covid-19
3. Vaccination to protect against COVID-19?
4. Do Lockdowns work?

1. Sunlight and Heat
2. Rest and Fluids – Michael Greger, MD
3. Gabriel Cousens, MD Suggestions
4. Jim Tibbetts, Supplement Suggestions
5. Ozone or Oxidation Therapy
6. Green Smoothies & Low Stomach Acidity
7. Happiness vs. Depression
8. Nasal Irrigation – the Neti Pot
9. Ginger & Spices: India, Italy
10. Studies on Meditation and Prayer

1. James Tibbetts – bio
2. Endnotes

      Disclaimer Notice:  The Health and Spiritual
advice and “School of Thought” here is by a Catholic theologian’s perspective on
the Bible and health.  You have the right
to your own views and School of Thought.  
You have the constitutional right to
prescribe for yourself and to determine your own diet, lifestyle and
detoxification methods but the writers and publisher assume no responsibility.  If you use the information in this book
without the approval of a health professional, you prescribe for yourself,
which remains your constitutional right. Nutritionists
and other experts in the field of health and nutrition hold widely varying views.  The authors and publisher do not intend to
diagnose or prescribe; this is a historical review of the literature.  The authors and publisher intend to offer
health information to help you cooperate with your doctor or other health
practitioners in your mutual quest for health. 
The authors and publisher assume no responsibility for your actions from
reading this book.  Thank you and God

       The Scripture citations are taken in
part or whole from various bibles including: 
The New American Bible (Thomas
Nelson Publisher, 1970); The Jerusalem
(Doubleday & Co., 1966); Revised
Standard Version
(1971), King James
(Zondervan Bible Publishers, 1978);  and also from other bibles.   

Copyright – August 2020 by James C. Tibbetts

         All rights reserved.  Version 2.2

Jim Tibbetts,
P.O. Box 422, West Chesterfield, NH, 03466

Cover artwork
by Mary Giandalone, art teacher and artist in NH.  


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     The author Jim Tibbetts has two graduate degrees in theology (M.A., S.T.L.) and is a Catholic Theologian who specializes in Biblical Nutrition.  He has been into plant-based diets since in college 1974-76.  And fasting since doing his M.A. in theology (1982).  He has written over 50 books most of them on heal and healing topics. 

     Biblical Nutrition is about the penitential or healing process that can be summed up in the biblical concept: “purification,” this term is used as purify, purity, purification, to cleanse, to be clean or unclean in the Bible.  These are usually describing two levels of purification:  physical and moral, in other words physiological and psychological purification.  Nutrition and fasting are the key to physiological purification, which can become a cross to many.  Purification is the key for health and healing; physiological, and psychological.  It is also important for spiritual growth, maturity and holiness. 

     There are many different schools of thought on health and healing with many different dietary orientations.  Jim’s series of books emphasizes a plant-based orientation; it does not reject meats that are kosher but emphasizes the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle to help optimize one’s diet, especially a raw vegan diet and fasting for purification. 

     The structure of the book could be referred to as “stringing pearls”.  Jim uses his scholarly training to weave together some of the best writings relating to the topic.

     In mentioning this book to friends everyone was interested and wanted a copy of the book.  Thus, I decided to put this book online for free, so that people can download it themselves. 

     May this book be a guide to help you head in the right direction to stay safe from COVID-19.  As I say several times in this book;  These are some comments on strengthening the immune system and keeping you healthy, which may be helpful to some people.  The important thing is to develop your personal practice to keep your immune system strong and to stay healthy so that you don’t get the COVID-19 virus, and have the strong immune system to fight it!   Praise God! 

     “Repent you (purify thyself) and believe in the gospel.”     Mk 1:15    “I came so that you might have life and have it more abundantly.”  John 10:10    “In My Father’s House there are many mansions.” John 14:2  

     “Dear friend, I am praying that everything prospers with you and that you be in good health, as I know you are prospering spiritually.”  3 John 2

            Thank you for your interest in this book.

            May God bless you with health and healing.


                             Sincerely in Christ 

                             James Tibbetts       

                 .  A.  Personal Witness of Covid 19 / Flu?

     The following is my personal witness. 

  1.  Covid 19 or a Super Flu?

     My wife became ill with the flu (or Covid 19 the Coronavirus) on March 12, so she must have got it several days to a week before.  We thought it was the Coronavirus since she had all the symptoms that were being reported on television; and she is an art teacher at an elementary school where she teaches about 300 kids every 10 days. 

     A few days later March 15th I got sick with the flu or the Coronavirus, I woke up in the middle of the night coughing and the next morning I was lightheaded, I felt normal except with a cough until the afternoon then it hit me stronger, I felt exhausted and rundown, aching and breathing shallow.  The next morning, I felt even worst, coughing, achy, a little dizzy, unable to stand more then a few minutes until I had to sit down, and rest and later that afternoon had a temperature of 101.3 degrees.  For the next two days I couldn’t do anything but lay around trying to sleep I was so bad. 

     I didn’t want to eat or drink for about two days but forced myself to have a little container of applesauce with green power with some juice.  I remember pondering on what to do and concluded a dry fast was probably good for me at that time since I wasn’t even drinking water.  My wife called me a walking zombie, which I looked like and felt like.  Finally, sometime during those two days my fever broke and came back to around 97.7 and I started feeling better, recovering but still weak. 

     It took me another week to continue recovering and get my strength back.  My wife, Mary and I were convinced that we had Covid 19 since we had all the symptoms, that were on television with the Covid 19, pandemic that was going on full force.  Two of Mary’s kids (30s) had been overseas for 10 days and she spent time with them both after they came back about a week before; also teachers in her elementary school were sick (with symptoms of Covid-19) and some of the kids,  about a week or so before she got the flu.  Mary was an art teacher and sees about 300 kids every 10 days in her classroom for art.  Mary tried to get tested for the Coronavirus but they didn’t take her at the hospital since they were lacking test kits. 

     About a week after I recovered, I was able to get the Coronavirus test of using a swab up my nose.  I week later the test came back negative, I asked what that meant and the hospital person said I didn’t have Covid 19.  I asked what kind of flu did I have and he replied he doesn’t know they didn’t test for it. 

     If I didn’t have it that means my wife didn’t have it, but we wondered since we had all the symptoms that were being reported for Covid 19.  Two weeks later on the internet I saw some reports that testing was not always accurate.  One study found that the swab testing up the nose was 48% of the time not accurate!  That means that there’s about a 50% chance I had Coronavirus!  Later a government report showed that at least 15% of the tests were not accurate. 

     Four months later both Mary and I were tested for antibodies of Covid-19 and neither of us had antibodies.  But some literature on it is saying these antibodies only last a few months!  On the local news (5/15/2020) on television they were talking about Covid 19 and recent research and found that, “Some people who had antibodies they declined after 2-3 months.”  This is being reported by others as well. 

ZURICH, April 22 (Reuters) – Some blood tests being marketed to tell people if they have had the new coronavirus are a “disaster”, drug-maker of the Swiss pharma giant, Roche Chief Executive Severin Schwan said on Wednesday as he prepares to launch the drug-maker’s own antibody test next month. 

     The other possibility is that I probably killed the virus with the vitamin therapy protocol I was following for a week and a half before I got tested for it with the nose swab.  Then I went on a three-week fast and Mary a two-week fast.  Fasting does two main things: 1. It detoxifies the body (in this case of Covid-19) and 2. It resets the bodies bio-chemistry back to its normal healthy settings.   

 2.  Foods and Supplements

     After my two days of doing nothing but sleep when I was a walking zombie, I ate practically nothing.  Upon my temperature coming down I started feeling better and stated eating.  I ate primarily a strict vegan, raw vegan diet as much as possible.  My wife was cooking some foods at dinner and at times I had a little of that but tried to avoid it.  At 66 years old I was in the serious range, so I took it seriously. 

     At lunch I always had a large salad with either a Ginger dressing or with freshly squeezed lemon juice.  The salads that I make every week I call a hard salad.  The salad is primarily all hard vegetables (carrots, beets,  

     Every morning I had oatmeal and raisons with a lot of powders in it along with supplements and juice.  In the oatmeal I would put some green powers (Garden of Life or Amazing Grass) and maybe vegan protein power, and I added some flax seed to my oatmeal.  Everyday I put either Activated Charcoal Powder or Zeolite Powder in the oatmeal.  Also, I sometimes added; a little Coconut Oil and Ground Ginger or a Kitchari Spice Mix (an Ayurvedic mix of Organic Brown Mustard Seed, Tumeric, Mineral Salt, Cumin seed, Ginger, Fenugreek; Banyan Bontanicals).  I usually never add that much to oatmeal but I considered it to be a, detox oatmeal to help defeat what can be a deadly virus for the elderly. 

     I usually limit my supplements but when Mary got the flu I started taking more supplements to build my immunity up and made sure I added green power to my oatmeal and raisons.  I continued taking these supplements after my two-day sleep-a-thon.  The daily list included:

         Vitamin Protocol for Healing and Recovery  

2 – Every Man’s One Daily Multi (New Chapter);

1 – of either B-Right Optimized B-Complex (Jarrow) or

       Vitamin Code Raw B-Complex (Garden of Life);

1 – Raw Zinc (Vitamin Code, Garden of Life)

1 – Comprehensive Super E+ (Pioneer)

1 – Super-C Plus (Dr. Schulze Herbal)

1 – Raw Calcium (Vitamin Code, Garden of Life)

2 – Healthy Vata (Ayurvedic Herbs, Banyan Botanicals)

2 – Probiotics (Vital Flora Pro, Brenda Watson’s Vital Planet;

          Nature’s Bounty Ultra Strength)

    Add to this list the recommendation of:

1 – Vitamin A optional with 2 multi vitamins

1 – Vitamin D optional with 2 multi vitamins

     The Man’s One daily Multi is giving 50% of vitamin A and 125% of vitamin D for 1 tablet and I took and recommend 2 tablets doubling that amount, which should be enough A & D, thus the A and D are optional if your taking 2 tables of the Daily Multi.  Take a high-qualityMulti-vitamins usually found in a health food store not the ones bought in most supermarkets or pharmacies that are probably just chemically made petroleum-based vitamins.

     Separate from the oatmeal I added to my drink or juice (or sometimes to the oatmeal) I added a dropperful of either a Lung Herbal (Lovelia leaf; Horehound leaf, Licorice root, Fennel seed, Peppermint leaf, … ) or Echinacea Plus (Echinacea root, Fresh Garlic bulb …); both from Dr. Schulze’s Herbal Formulae’s.   

     Separate from the meals, I ate a small container of applesauce mixed with a large tablespoon of green power (mentioned above).  Some days I did this twice; and I might have a smoothie, usually a green smoothie.  I also drank a bottle of 100% Aloe Vera; about a glass a day.  

     Was all this over kill, too much?  No, not when you’re sick or recovering from being seriously sick!  I didn’t take these indiscriminately but had reasons for them.  To give some of my reasons:  Double on the daily multiple, the B complex, the Super E and Super C and Zinc was to build up my immune system; just one daily multiple, with zinc isn’t enough to do this and without enough Zinc the immune system can’t be built up.  To much vitamin C is not good since it starts to acidify the body, thus taking large quantities of C can be bad.  (See the account under 5 medical paradigms, a.  Allopathic medicine on Linus Pauline.)  That is why I took the Raw Calcium was to balance the acidity since calcium was alkaline.  What is needed is enough of the necessary ones mentioned above in the vitamin list, in a balanced approach keeping in mind the pH balance.   

     The Healthy Vata was an Ayurvedic herb which helps balance the Vata and for some the Pitta, I’m a Pitta.  Everyone is either a Vata, Pitta or Kappa in the Ayurvedic medical system.  I went to an Ayurvedic doctor, six months earlier who took my pulse and said my Vata was extremely high and needed to be brought down to balance my Pitta and advised me to take these Healthy Vata herb pills.  The Ayurvedic herbs along with a change in diet helped solve some minor intestinal/bowl problems. 

     I would recommend that everyone find out what their dosha is Vata, Pitta or Kappa; by taking the questionnaire that is found online, such as at Banyan Botanicals.  They have the Healthy Vata, Healthy Pitta and Healthy Kappa for your personal dosha.  This will help you be more balanced.

When sick its even more important to be balanced. 

     The Activated Charcoal Powder and Zeolite Powder are probably anti-bacterial and anti-viral.  They are detoxifying agents, alkalizing and purifying powders for the body.  They pull out toxins and heavy metals and impurities.  It is best not to take both the same day but separately.  

     Hospitals have used the Activated Charcoal Powder in different uses, a lot of research was done on it in the past, but now drug companies have drugs they would rather emphasis since they don’t make money on activated charcoal.  The Zeolite Powder is a negatively-charged particle with a unique honeycomb structure, which acts like a cage-trapping toxin inside of itself and then eliminating them from the body.   

     The Ginger and Ayurvedic Kitchari Spice (Banyan Botanicals) are good for dealing with purification.  The Echinacea Plus and Lung formula are good for the immune system and the lungs which Covid 19 attacks.  The Green Powders have many benefits such as building up the immune system which a chapter in this book will explain.

     At lunch with my salad I would have 2 different probiotics together (Vital Flora Pro, Brenda Watson’s Vital Planet; Nature’s Bounty Ultra Strength).  This is of course good for the digestive tract.  When Mary started getting ill, I ordered 2 bottles of Dr. Schultze’s Cold and Flu Herbal Shot, but they were so backed up with orders it took over two weeks to get it. It was about a week after my two days of sleep-a-thon so I took a shot (1.5 fluid ounces) every two or three hours till I finished one bottle ($110 per bottle) in about two days.   

     I’ve been a vegetarian for a long time, since 1974-75 and have progressed to being a vegan, then raw vegan (Living Foods).  Living Foods (or raw vegan) is the height of the food chain for getting healthy or healing!  I now go back and forth between vegetarian-vegan-raw vegan.  With this illness I tighten up and went vegan-raw vegan.  A plant-based diet is very alkalizing and nutrient rich.

     Usually I never take that much supplementation but just in case it was Covid 19; I went all out!  At my age 66, I didn’t want to take any chances, even when I had no underlying conditions, was in perfect health and on no medications.

     Besides the Nutrition routine I did several physical things every day.  First, I did what I developed called Rosary Stretching or Rosary Yoga depending on who I am talking too.  I just did the mat routine which is about 55 moves in half an hour, it has stretching, yoga and Pilates moves.   

     Second, I took the dog for a walk to get some fresh air.  Third, I took at least two hot steamy showers a day, this is good for the lungs, so stay in the shower to get it steamy and breath in the steam.  Fourth, if the sun was out, I sat and laid down in the sun usually naked to get as much sun as I could for an hour, either outside in back yard or inside in the front with the big windows.  We live in the mountains on a dirt road.  Fifth, I usually did reflexology on my feet and worked any sore spots that I had.  These five things were my daily physical routine.

     Oftentimes after doing Rosary stretching, I would do Christian meditation for an hour or two.  I usually did it sitting up on bed but if I was really tired, I would lay down.  It was usually the Jesus prayer, sometimes the Rosary.  Meditation is very peaceful and calming and gives insight into what to do and try to accomplish during the day. 

     This is a list of everything I did daily besides the list of vitamins already listed above.  It may seem like a lot but don’t be overwhelmed since these are lifestyle changes that usually take months, I’ve condensed them down.  

         Vitamin Protocol Daily for Healing and Recovery  

2 – Every Man’s One Daily Multi (New Chapter);

1 – of either B-Right Optimized B-Complex (Jarrow) or

        Vitamin Code Raw B-Complex (Garden of Life);

1 – Raw Zinc (Vitamin Code, Garden of Life)

1 – Comprehensive Super E+ (Pioneer)

1 – Super-C Plus (Dr. Schulze Herbal)

1 – Raw Calcium (Vitamin Code, Garden of Life)

2 – Healthy Vata (Ayurvedic Herbs, Banyan Botanicals)

2 – Probiotics (Vital Flora Pro, Brenda Watson’s Vital Planet;

          Nature’s Bounty Ultra Strength)

    Add to this list

1 – Vitamin A

1 – Vitamin D

 Food Supplements Protocol Daily for Healing and Recovery  

    This list of Nutrients is besides the Vitamin list above:

1.  A small container of applesauce mixed with a

          large tablespoon of green power

2.  A green smoothie

3.  A glass of 100% Aloe Vera till bottle finished

4.  A teaspoon of ground Flaxseed

5.  A teaspoon of Activated Charcoal Powder or

          Zeolite Powder

6.  A dropperful of either a Lung Herbal or Echinacea Plus

7.   Ginger or Ayurvedic Kitchari Spice to food

8.   A shot (1.5 fluid ounces) every two or three hours,

          Cold and Flu Herbal Shot, till I finished one bottle

9.   A vegetarian-vegan-raw vegan diet with at least

           one large salad daily. 

10.  Vegan protein powder, optional

11.  Coconut oil, 1 teaspoon, optional

       Daily Activities Protocol for Healing and Recovery    

12.  Daily walk to get some fresh air, breathe deeply  

13.  Daily 2 hot steamy showers, breathe deeply  

14.  Daily get as much sun as possible, ½ to 1 hour

15.  Daily Foot Reflexology, about 15 minutes

16.  Daily Rosary Stretching, ½ to 1 hour  

17.  Daily Meditation and Prayer for an ½ to 2 hours

18.  Daily extra sleep for a 1 to 3 hours

     This was my (J. Tibbetts) daily routine for two weeks before going on a fast.  Also a few times I did take Elderberry syrup, but not daily.  It looks like a lot but it’s a lifestyle change and when a person gets used to doing these things it becomes natural and normal. 

     I almost never get sick and then it’s a small minor sickness issue.  But this was a major illness which shocked me, I didn’t think I was going to get what my wife had at all.  I know for a fact that I haven’t been sick like that in over 5 years; after 5 years back, I really can’t remember when I had the flu.  I never get the flu nor do I take the flu shot.  Whatever this bug was that got me this sick was either a Super Flu virus or it was the Covid-19 virus?    

     I’ve been watching all the news on Covid-19 on television and on the internet and decided not to write a book on it since the stuff I write about is about Lifestyle changes which takes months to develop, it becomes a lifestyle.  This Coronavirus comes upon a person and in two to three weeks either they are on their way to recovery or they are dead!  

     I changed my mind and decided to come out with this book, after seeing the new evidence that 48% of testing is not accurate and also that some of those who have totally recovered from Covid 19 are getting it again; either from without or from within!  Two days later an article on a China study appeared explaining that for many of those who completely recovered their biological measures had “failed to return to normal.”  Chief among these results is that they continued to have impaired liver function.  Which means it could have gone into remission and lifestyle changes are needed to kill it, or it could come back at a later time possibly triggered by bad dietary lifestyles!  Then a Harvard committee said on the internet this could go on till 2022!

     The evidence that is coming out indicates that lifestyle changes are needed.  The Living Foods Medicine Paradigm is the one I’m presenting here. If this book helps a few people I will be happy and blessed. 

    Discern what God wants you to do. 

  3.  My Fasting for Covid 19/ Flu

      I’m an scholar writing on fasting and do several long fasts a year, teach it and have books on it, so moving into a fast was natural for me.  The timeline for all this is that I got sick March 15, did a sleep-a-thorn for 16th, 17th then started feeling better; eating the diet with supplements described above.  I got tested on April 25 and got the results on 30th.  Two days later I started a partial fast and the full fast started on April 2nd.  Today Holy Saturday April 11, I spent the morning writing most of this chapter, sat out in the Sun for a while and the afternoon doing a little yard work with my wife Mary.  I’m a little tired but feel good.  God is Good!  

     There are 13 sections in the chapter on the Science of Fasting so I will only mention what I’m doing in fasting is the same as in the Science of Fasting chapter.  Mary came on the fast a few days after I started, which is great.  A long fast is one of the most important things you can do for illness like the flu or degenerative diseases.  When you read the Scientific Fasting section it will help you understand why! 

     These are some comments on how I went about strengthening my immune system and keeping me healthy, which may be helpful to some people.  The important thing is to develop your personal practice to keep your immune system strong and to stay healthy so that you don’t get the COVID-19 virus, and have the strong immune system to fight it!   Praise God!  

                       B.  Allopathic Medicine the Governments

              Primary Response

     The Government is doing the best it can with the medical paradigm it is using; Allopathic medicine.  If it included the other medical paradigms in the U.S. it could do a better job.

Focusing only on one type of medicine is rather narrow when there’s four other paradigms that can be used.   

     The numbers of Covid-19 cases are still going up but as of 8/5 it is reported:  World confirmed 18,445,787 cases; 691,740 deaths; U.S. confirmed 4,850,114 cases; 159,128 deaths.

     It’s sad that all the government research money and efforts is going into finding a pharmaceutical drug and not the simple possible remedies mentioned in this book. 

   1. The Silver Bullet

     The School of Thought coming out of the medical community and the pharmaceutical industry is looking for this magical “silver bullet” to kill a degenerative disease or a virus.  It is based on the Germ Theory, in which the medical community wants to kill the germ or condition (some now call it gene expression) with a drug, and the silver bullet is the magical drug.  Yet, as we know, the real problem is not one of the germs; but primarily one of the internal biological environments, the Biological Terrain theory!  That is why a plant-based nutrition like Live Food Medicine system works, it is based on the Biological Terrain first and germs second.   

     Fr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been doing an excellent job using the Allopathic medicine model, he is a pro at it.  In one talk he did mentioned avoiding a lot of meat products and eating a lot of vegetables.  That was a start but it has to go a lot further to have any real benefits.  He never has mentioned any other medical model like Naturopaths or Vitamin therapy, etc.

     Dr. Fauci in interview after interview has focused on developing vaccines and the vaccine development process.  He states that the “anti-science bias” in the country can be problematic.  He never discusses all the problems and good research out on vaccines as a cure.  He never emphasizes all the positive studies on certain types of vitamin therapy regimes or naturopathic orientations.  He is a classical medical doctor whose sole focus is on a pharmaceutical drug.  Yes, Allopathic medicine is one branch of medicine, but he never discusses any of the other branches.         Dr. Fauci is not wrong when he said, “So when they see someone up in the White House, which has an air of authority to it, who’s talking about science, that there are some people who just don’t believe that – and that’s unfortunate because, you know, science is truth.”  But he and his Institute are a bit narrow minded by ignoring all the other medical branches and experts who research the non-Allopathic medical approaches; like those suggested in this book!  (Quote from a web article: Anthony Fauci warns of ‘anti-science bias’ being a problem in the US, 6/2020)

     Worldwide, researchers have been racing to develop vaccines.  Still, public health experts say it could take 12 to 18 months to determine whether a vaccine is safe and effective, and some experts have said a rushed rollout could backfire.               

      When a scholar does a serious review of the Allopathic medical literature, the problem in using a drug to solve something usually involves several bullets!  

  • a silver bullet, for the virus itself
  • a gold bullet, for mitochondrial damaged cells
  • a bronze bullet, for lungs  
  • a lead bullet, for Electron Transfer Chain Dysfunction
  • a steel bullet, for neuro-inflammation. 

     What is important is to find a cure that works for the majority of the people and a Live-food plant-based nutrition therapy with juice fasting does work for the majority of the people, but it has to be a lifestyle change and it is often referred to as Lifestyle Medicine; in this case Live-Food Medicine.  Which this book is all about.    

   2.  Five Medicine Paradigms

     The government’s response to the Covid-19 virus is totally 100% Allopathic medicine based on the Germ Theory.  In not one television reporting or news reporting online, did I see or read about, other forms of medicine discussed, never mind funded.  By other models I’m referring to the four below: 

·         Naturopathic medicine;

·         Chinese medicine;

·         Ayurvedic medicine; and

·         Raw Vegan Orthomolecular Medicine. 

     These are different paradigms then Allopathic medicine in that they all include or work off of: Biological Terrain theory.   

     There are five different medical paradigms in America:  Allopathic medicine; Naturopathic (or Holistic) medicine; Chinese medicine; Ayurvedic medicine; and Raw Vegan (or Living Foods) Orthomolecular medicine.  All other types of medicine fall into one of these types of medicine.  These four do not use pharmaceutical drugs, unless they are a medical doctor.   Allopathic medicine along with the pharmaceutical companies basically controls medicine in America.  All the hospitals and large medical clinics are Allopathic, a few might contain a Naturopathic doctor, who uses herbs like a medical doctor uses drugs. 

     a.  Allopathic medicine are medical doctors with an M.D. or D.O. or related degree from a medical school who use primarily pharmaceutical drugs.  They are not that familiar with other forms of medicine, a nutritionist said to me that they know more about nutrition then 95% of all medical doctors in the U.S.

     Many medical doctors will mention using a lot of Vitamin C but this is problematic because Vitamin C is an acid (ascorbic acid) and large quantities of it can acidify the body. The virus is acidic and grows in an acidic environment not an alkaline environment in the body.  A friend Dr. Dana Flavin a holistic doctor with a degree in pharmacology told me she heard a talk by the Nobel prizewinner (1954) Linus Pauling, PhD who advocated taking Vitamin C for the common cold.  He promoted the megavitamin therapy movement in the 1970’s.  He was saying that if a person has cancer, they should take mega doses of Vitamin C.  Afterwards Dr. Flavin went up to him introduced herself, and explained that mega doses of Vitamin C are going to acidify the body and allow the cancer to grow more.  Dr. Pauling started to get very angry almost physically angry towards her as she continued her technical explanation, then his assistant pulled her aside and she asked, “What did I say to get him so angry at me?”  He replied, “His wife had cancer and he was giving her mega doses of Vitamin C before she died.”   

     b. Naturopathic medicine has about six colleges in the U.S. educating Naturopathic doctors, N.D.  Before the advent of Pharmaceutical drugs in the 1950’s there were about twelve Naturopathic Colleges in the U.S.  They focus on natural remedies like herbals rather then drugs. 

     c. Traditional Chinese medicine in its pure Traditional form is over 2,000 thousand years old and doesn’t use pharmaceutical drugs, there are a few programs teaching it in the U.S.  It uses a lot of energy medicine, herbs.  Chinese herbology and science has been around for over 2,000 years whereas allopathic pharmaceutical science has been less than 150 years.  People probably connect “acupuncturists who can give papers at medical conferences and practice in hospitals, with what Chinese medicine which is part of it.

     Bruce W. Halstead, M.D.  has authored 5 books and over 300 scientific publications and spent two decades involved in studies into Traditional Chinese Medicine.  In his book, The Scientific Basis of Chinese Integrative Cancer Therapy he writes; “The two most widely used types of traditional medicine practiced throughout the world utilize primarily plant products.  Chinese and Ayurvedic traditional medicine employ multiple plant products that are used in a variety of combinations.  Many of these plants have adaptogenic and immunomodulating properties.  Chinese medicinal herbs, for example, are generally used as a polypharmaceutical in which there are a number of plants and their active phytochemical constituents are concurrently at work.  Chinese herbalists believe that their best therapeutic results are obtained from a synergism of active phytochemical constituents rather than from a single plant product.”[i]

     “A single Chinese prescription may have a combination of plants containing numerous phytochemical constituents having anticancer, antiradiation, antiviral, immunomodulating, tonic, and adaptogenic properties.  At the present time, there is no western anticancer screening procedure that deals with all of these combined therapeutic elements.  Cancer is a multifactorial disease process and it requires a multifactorial therapeutic solution.  Failure to adequately address this complex therapeutic issue is one of the primary reasons for failure to win the war against cancer. 

     “Unfortunately, modern western pharmaceutical science is not equipped to handle this type of therapeutic analysis.  Consequently, the critics of traditional medicine tend to sweep this type of ethnobotanical research under the pharmacognostic rug and categorize this research as anecdotal and ‘poor science’, which is merely an excuse for their own scientific inadequacies.  Unfortunately, modern science is still unable to cope with synergisms either in the field of therapeutics or in toxicology.”[ii]

     In Chinese medicine, they have three levels of herbal medicine and place allopathic (pharmaceutical) drugs as inferior and the lowest class: Dr. Halstead writes; “Chinese herbalists have traditionally classified drugs in a system that reflects the toxicity, safety, and rejuvenated properties of the substance.  For example: a superior, or upper-class drug, can be taken safely for extended periods and has rejuvenated properties.  A medium, or middle herb, is regarded as a tonic whose toxicity varies according to the dosage and may be taken for variable periods of time.  The term ‘tonic’ generally implies an immune enhancement substance of some type or a substance of some other type stimulating beneficial effect.  Inferior, or lower herbs, are regarded as poisonous and are used only for limited periods of time.  Most of the FDA approved drugs used in Western medicine would fit into this category.”[iii]

     d. Ayruvedic medicine is over 2,000 years old and works with energy too but in a different approach then China.  It starts with the three Dosha’s which everyone is one of the three different dosha’s.  They use different herbs and therapeutic remedies for lifestyle changes.  There are a few programs in the U.S. Ayurveda is, on the one hand, a classic constitutional medicine, analyzing each organism according to the elemental aspects of its character type, then the componential aspects of those, then the microcomponential aspects of those, etc.              

     It is beyond the scope of this book to give in any detail the Ayurvedic medicine of India.  It is a totally different paradigm of medicine and based largely on food and herbs. The fundamental theory of Ayurvedic treatment is based on the balance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.  Within the body, these philosophical “regulatory energies” are represented by three major bodily systems: the nervous system, the venous system and the arterial system.  Observation shows that three regulatory systems are found connected to every internal organ; they regulate each organ, as well as the organism as a whole.  This theory is called Tridosa Siddhanta.  It is a rather advanced biochemical nutritional paradigm developed over a 2,000-year period, in a scientific form it has been used since the 13th century and effective with curing most degenerative diseases and illnesses. 

     Renowned endocrinologist Deepak Chopra, trained in Ayurveda in his native India, describes Ayurveda medicine: “…each and every symptom of disease, from a minor neck pain to a full-blown cancer, is under the control of attention.  However, between us and the symptoms lie barriers – the veils called Maya – that prevent us from exercising our attention in a therapeutic way.  All mind-body medicine attempts to remove these obstacles so that healing can take place … Ayurveda has made use of this principle for thousands of years.  Indeed, since the basic premise of Vedic knowledge is that consciousness creates the body, it is only natural that techniques for focusing attention should have been discovered.”[iv] 

     e. Live-Foods Orthomolecular Medicine or Living Foods is a Lifestyle Medicine which can take different forms but Live-Food Lifestyle medicine is focused on raw vegan and fasting and other natural methods.  It is about vegan, raw vegan and living foods and fasting.  There are different plant-based diet programs around the country and Orthomolecular Medicine uses different versions of plant-based diets.  Yet Jim Tibbetts and others would recommend a vegan and/or Live Foods approach as a branch of Orthomolecular Medicine.       

     When understood correctly each of these is a separate paradigm distinct from the others.  Even though Naturopathic medicine and some medical doctors learn about these other paradigms they do not practice because they are not expert enough to administer these.  These four uses a lot of similar or the same methods but all have different paradigms.

     Each of these five has their own methodology and could be funded by the government to find their own cures.  A serious review of the literature should be done internationally looking at these other four methodologies to see what works beyond a pharmaceutical drug.  This book focus is on vegan and Living Foods medicine, which has a history of curing many different types of degenerative diseases. 

     In the protocol that I (Tibbetts) gave in B.  Personal Witness of Covid 19 / Flu?  I’ve used methods from all four.

These could be called Functional Foods, which is a Holistic emphasis for health and healing.    

     The vitamins Protocol could be emphasized by all four groups but most allopathic medicine doctors probably would not emphasize this Protocol, except for a daily multiple and maybe a vitamin C or B-complex.

     Ayruvedic medicine practitioners would emphasize the “Healthy Vata” and other dosha herbal remedies.  None of the other four medical groups would know how to do this. 

         Vitamin Protocol for Healing and Recovery 

2 – Every Man’s One Daily Multi (New Chapter);

1 – of either B-Right Optimized B-Complex (Jarrow) or

        Vitamin Code Raw B-Complex (Garden of Life);

1 – Raw Zinc (Vitamin Code, Garden of Life)

1 – Comprehensive Super E+ (Pioneer)

1 – Super-C Plus (Dr. Schulze Herbal)

1 – Raw Calcium (Vitamin Code, Garden of Life)

2 – Healthy Vata (Ayurvedic Herbs, Banyan Botanicals)

2 – Probiotics (Vital Flora Pro, Brenda Watson’s Vital Planet;

          Nature’s Bounty Ultra Strength)

     Add to this list the recommendation of:

1 – Vitamin A optional with 2 multi vitamins

1 – Vitamin D optional with 2 multi vitamins

     This vitamin protocol will definitely help fight the

Covid-19 virus and weaken it, but probably not kill it, but maybe it will?  Here I mention the companies I bought them from but it is not necessary to get them from that company.

     The Food Protocol would not be emphasized except perhaps for a few informed medical doctors who would emphasize some of it.  Naturopathic doctors would emphasize a lot of what is here, so would the Chinese and the Ayruvedic.  The Ayurvedic Kitchari Spice is Ayurvedic.

     The Allopathic, the Naturopathic and the Chinese do not encourage a vegetarian diet but allow it.  The Ayruvedic emphasize a partial or total vegetarian diet, they do use milk and eggs a lot.  The Living Foods medicine emphasizes a raw vegan or living foods diet, especially for healing.  Living Foods is opposed to a meat-based diet and requires a plant-based diet.  Live Foods would encourage everything included in this Food Protocol.

     People may say I (Jim Tibbetts) am favorable towards a vegan and Live Foods diet because I write about it and have lived it at times in my life; and I believe that it is accurate.  I believe from my research and my experience that strict vegan, raw vegan and living foods diets are the optimum type of diet.  I have books that explain this further.   

     This food protocol will definitely help fight the Covid 19 virus and possibly even kill it. 

      Food Protocol for Healing and Recovery 

    This list of Nutrients is besides the Vitamin list above:

1.  A small container of applesauce mixed with a

          large tablespoon of green power

2.  A green smoothie

3.  A glass of 100% Aloe Vera

4.  A teaspoon of ground Flaxseed

5.  A teaspoon of Activated Charcoal Powder or

          Zeolite Powder

6.  A dropperful of either a Lung Herbal or Echinacea Plus

7.   Ginger or Ayurvedic Kitchari Spice to food

8.   A shot (1.5 fluid ounces) every two or three hours,

          Cold and Flu Herbal Shot, till I finished one bottle

9.   A vegetarian-vegan-raw vegan diet with at least

           one large salad daily. 

10.  Vegan protein powder, optional

11.  Coconut oil, 1 teaspoon, optional   

     What about the daily activities Protocol for Healing and Recovery?  Allopathic medicine would agree that these are good but probably not take the time to talk through explaining each one, foot reflexology they would avoid and perhaps meditation and prayer.  Foot reflexology is an energy medicine and comes out of the Chinese medicine practices.  All four (Naturopathic medicine; Chinese medicine; Ayurvedic medicine; and Living Foods medicine) would emphasize parts if not all of this activities protocol. 

     Live Food medicine would definitely emphasize all of this because they know that in order to optimize the absorption of foods and liquids into the body it needs to be functioning properly.  If the foods and nutrients don’t get absorbed into the body, they don’t do much if any good.

     These activities will help fight the Covid 19 virus. 

       Daily Activities Protocol Healing and Recovery    

12.  Daily walk to get some fresh air, breathe deeply  

13.  Daily 2 hot steamy showers, breathe deeply  

14.  Daily get as much sun as possible, ½ to 1 hour

15.  Daily Foot Reflexology, about 15 minutes

16.  Daily Stretching, ½ to 1 hour  

17.  Daily Meditation and Prayer for an ½ to 2 hours

18.  Daily extra sleep for a 1 to 3 hours

     Virus hate sunlight and heat and can be killed by it.  The two hot steamy showers plus the daily sun on body will help diminish and possibly kill some of the virus. 

     Water or Juice fasting is not emphasized by medical doctors, they usually don’t understand it and don’t want to spend the time explaining how to do it, primarily because they don’t fast themselves.  The other four medical paradigms all emphasize fasting for illnesses.  The Chinese, Ayruvedic and Naturopathic all have their own protocols of natural supplements and methods and fasting is a sideline activity.  Live Food medicine places a great deal of importance on fasting, they also teach it because they practice it and thus practice what they teach.  They would also emphasize a 14 to 21 to 28 day fast since therapeutic fasting usually starts after 10 days.

     Fasting does two main things:  First it detoxifies the body and second it resets the biochemistry back to its normal settings.  These are important for any major disease or flu like this Covid 19 virus.   

     Juice Fasting Protocol – Fast on either water or preferable juice for at least 7-10 days and better yet 14-21 days.  See the fasting chapter.   

    3.  Living Foods Medicine Paradigm

     Virus and bacteria and most degenerative diseases are acidic; they grow in an acidic condition.  But broths and alkalizing food combinations have minerals which are alkalizing which can slow down and perhaps even kill some virus and bacteria.   

     This paradigm goes way back in history yet modern medical emphasis started with Antoine Bechamp (1816-1908), who was a master of pharmacy, doctor of science, doect of medicine, professor of medical chemical pharmacy, professor of physics and toxicology, and professor of biological chemistry.  What he discovered was the process of fermentation, which he described as the process of digestion by microscopic ferments or life forms.  The research was carried on by Professor Gunther Enderlein (1872-1968), one of his students Dr. Maria Blecker, Dr. Gasten Naessens, Dr. Robert Young and many others.  

     Dr. Cousens writes in Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine: “The process of chronic disease is activated in a person who is toxic enough to push the ‘composting button.’ Depending on the degree of toxicity, this compositing process leads to chronic disease, misery, and ultimately death.  The key to restoring health is minimizing or eliminating the toxic conditions so that the composting button is turned off.  A low-sweet, live-food, non-acidic diet and a healthy mind are the key factors in turning off the composting button and reestablishing vibrant health.  These reverse the forces of entropy or composting.  Activities that enhance the flow of the energetic continuum, from enhancing the flow of Tachyon energy, to energizing the SOEFs, to all forms of positive lifestyle habits, all help to reverse entropy or the aging-degeneration process.

     “The diet is designed to turn off the self-composting button.  Today we have a great many more morbid influences on us including hybrid, high-sweet fruits, radiation, intense pollution, heavy metal toxicity, and an accelerated amount of stress in the environment and within our minds, as well as the use of genetically engineered food, irradiated food, processed food, fast food, junk food, refined white flour food, white sugar food, and canned foods.”[v]    

     “As we delve deeper into this theory, which helps us more profoundly understand the process of disease, we enter into a debate that has been going on for the last hundred years, which is the theory that the terrain is of primary importance in establishing conditions that then create disease.  This is, in essence, the pleomorphic theory.  Once the terrain becomes disease – inducing, the organisms that are in us (the protits) pleomorphically change into morbid forms and create the actual conditions of disease.  The opposing theory is that we catch bacteria or viruses, and that they then become the cause of disease.  

     “Somewhere there is an in-between place that combines both concepts.  How-ever, there is an old statement that “The swamp breeds mosquitoes.  Mosquitoes do not breed a swamp.”  If your terrain (your basic physiology) is strong and healthy and in proper pH from eating the right foods, you are less likely to get any exogenous acute disease, and you are likely to be better able to fight disease,  Chronic disease is more easily understood when one’s framework is the pleomorphic theory. 

     “Most chronic diseases are not an acute invasion in an immunologically and pleomorphically weakened terrain, but a chronic breakdown that can degenerate or devolve all the way to cancer.  It is hard for any disease to invade a person who has a strong terrain.  That is why some people do not get sick when there is an epidemic going around, and why other people are always getting sick.  Usually those people who do not get sick are those with a very strong physiology or basically strong biological terrain.”[vi]   

     In the research of Robert Young, PhD, he points out that: “A typical modern-day meal featuring a main course of beef, poultry, or fish may contain up to 750 million pathogenic microorganisms per servings, compared to a typical vegan meal containing only 500 pathogenic microorganisms per meal.”[vii]  

    Distilled water is 7.0 pH and human milk is 7.43 pH which is the basis for man’s normal pH.  Thus, our diet needs to be on the alkaline side of things to stay healthy.  But the Standard American Diet is highly acidic and works off the ‘extremes’ found mostly in animal food and plant derivatives.   Cooking is a form of food processing and is generally more acid forming.  Raw foods are more alkalizing and cleansing for the body particularly after an extreme diet like the unhealthy Standard American Diet.  The homeostasis of the body seeks a 7.4 pH and other constant conditions such as a body temperature of 98.6 degrees F, certain glucose levels in the blood, certain amounts of body fluids etc. 

     Theodore A. Baroody, N.D., D.C., Ph.D. points out, that: “Unfortunately, waste acids that are not eliminated when they should be are reabsorbed from the colon into the liver and put back into general circulation.  They then deposit in the tissues.  It is these tissue residues that determine sickness or health!   Discover what tissue acid wastes are present and begin the process of alkalizing yourself, thus ridding them from the body.   The result will be superior health, energy and strength to enjoy life fully.  He further points out, “To replenish and sustain your alkaline reserves, follow the Rule of 80/20 – which means to eat 80% of your foods from the alkaline-forming list and 20% from the acid-forming list.  Research, clinical experience, and the knowledge of the ‘greats’ in nutrition, have re-confirmed this ideal ratio of 80/20%.”[viii]    In a footnote, he indicates that 99.85% of the people should have this ratio but people in extremely hot places like the Sahara desert may need a more alkaline-forming diet and people in the North or South Pole may require a more acid forming diet in the long winters.        

     Dr. Robert Young PhD. in his book, Sick and Tired Reclaim Your Inner Terrain, explains pH in the role of health and healing.   “Most people today understand environmental pollution and how it sickens the Earth: we live off the planet and pollute it with waste.  Well, illness is basically the same thing.  These morbidly evolved organisms are literally eating us alive and polluting us.  The thing is, we pollute ourselves first, thus creating the one physiological disease: pH imbalance/toxicity in our terrain.  Toxins and an acid-forming diet disrupt body chemistry, and this loss of balance (i.e., dis-ease) in turn disturbs the central balance of the microzyma.  Nutritional deficiencies can have the same effect, but can also be created by acidification: the evolution of microzymas is into bacteria and ultimately into a yeast and fungus Y/F infestation.  Y/F can infest the blood and any cell or tissue, causing different symptoms. 

     “As more acid wastes back up and the body slowly stews in its own poisonous wastes, the acid begins to corrode veins, arteries, cells and tissues, leading to high valence cellular disorganization, which the medical community refers to as degenerative disease.”[ix]   “Normal body function and health require adequate alkaline reserves as well as the correct pH in tissues and blood.  A major means of ensuring these conditions is the proper dietary ratio of alkaline to acid foods.  A ratio of at least 80% to 20% – four parts alkaline to one-part acid – is required (possibly 3 to 1 for a healthy person).  When the proper ratio is maintained, morbid microforms are discouraged.”[x]  

     The homeostasis of the body seeks a 7.4 pH and other constant conditions such as a body temperature of 98.6 degrees F, certain glucose levels in the blood, certain amounts of body fluids etc.  A major example of the importance of a balance pH is given by Dr. Sherry Rogers, she discusses how cancer cells become like yeast cells with a low pH (very acidic); “The normal pH of a cancer cell is 6.5, while a normal cell is 7.4.  As soon as the pH of a cancer cell reaches 7.0, it stops growing; a little higher and it starts dying.”[xi]  

     If this goes on in everyone what can we do about it, especially if one has a Flu or the Covid-19 virus?   Start doing seven to ten-day fasts and go on vegetarian, vegan and raw vegan diets and green smoothies to alkalize yourself and get rid of toxins and poisons in the body!  Fasting will help to rebalance the body.

[i]  Halstead, Bruce, W. and Holcomb-Halstead, Terri, L., The Scientific Basis of Chinese Integrative Cancer Therapy, (North Atlantic Books, Berkely, CA., 2002), p. 75-76.  

[ii]  Halstead, Bruce, W. and Holcomb-Halstead, Terri, L., The Scientific Basis of Chinese Integrative Cancer Therapy, (North Atlantic Books, Berkely, CA., 2002), p. 75-76. 

[iii]  Halstead, The Scientific Basis of Chinese Integrative Cancer Therapy, p. 129-130.

[iv]  Grossinger, Planet Medicine Orgins, p. 310, citing: Deepak Chopra, Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine (New York: Bantam Books, 1989), p. 237. 

[v]  Gabriel Cousens, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 2003), p. 8-9.

[vi]  Gabriel Cousens, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 2003), p. 9-10.

[vii]  Cousens, Gabriel, M.D., Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, p. xiv.

[viii]  Baroody, Theodore, N.D., D.C., Ph.D., Alkalize or Diet Superior Health Through Proper Alkaline-Acid Balance (Holographic Health Press, Waynesville, N.C.), 2001, p. 15, 22. 

[ix]  Young, Robert, PhD., Sick and Tired, p. 63-64.

[x]  Young, Robert, PhD., Sick and Tired, p. 51, 61.

[xi]   Rogers, Sherry, M.D., Pain Free in 6 Weeks, (Prestige Publishing, Syracuse, N.Y., 2001), p. 316. 


    C.  The Science of Fasting

     There is a scientific aspect of fasting which is directly tied in with the therapeutic aspect of fasting (discussed at the end of this section).  There are many different definitions of fasting and explanations and rationalizations about it.  Fasting is a very simple process and has scientific parameters around it defining it and a physiological process that it is involved with.  Fasting is simply stopping the digestion in the stomach and intestinal track through avoiding solid foods or stimulating drinks.  A water fast or a juice fast (fruit and vegetable juices only) does this.  The physiological process of catabolism or anabolism takes place and digests the dead and disease cells flushing them out of the body.  This is fasting, its definition and activity. 

     A bread-an-water fast is not a real fast it is abstinence.  Eating any kind of food or drinking any kind of stimulating drinks is not fasting.  Stimulating drinks such as coffee, soda, alcohol, protein drinks, etc., stimulating the stomach to start secreting acid this stops the physiological process of catabolism in the body. 

     Gabriel Cousens, MD explains in his book, Conscious Eating, “In my clinical experience with juice fasting, although people may get transitory healing crisis for several days, the fasts provide a controlled and safe situation where one can ‘reset one’s dietary dial’ to a healthier diet.  After a few positive experiences of fasting on a purer diet, one has enough positive feedback that the transition to the next step goes much more smoothly.  After each stage of the transition, people seem to rise to a new level of well-being, energy, love and light.”[i]   

1.  The Physiology of Fasting

            “Whatever you eat, whatever you drink, whatever you do at all, do it for the glory of God.”  1 Cor 11.31

     The food we eat goes through several stages; first it is chewed, masticated; then digested and assimilated; and finally eliminated as waste.  The four main organs of elimination are the bowels, the kidneys, the lungs and the skin.  A meal goes from the mouth through a thirty-foot tube known as the gastrointestinal tract to the rectum.  Liquid passes through about two million filtering fibers in the human kidneys.  The body with all its organs works harmoniously through these stages to bring nutrition to the billions of body cells. 

     The bowels eliminate two things; food wastes and body waste.  Food waste is from the food we eat.  The body waste is from the blood and tissues which are discharged into the intestinal canal and in the bowels, these body wastes are excreted from the body.  If the body waste is not eliminated, it would cause protein petrifaction resulting in toxemia or acidosis.  The kidneys excrete the end products of food and body metabolism from the liver.  Perspiration throws off toxins through the sweat glands.  The lungs give off carbon dioxide and possibly other gases.  This internal elimination is accelerated during the fasting process. 

     The process of autolysis or self-digestion occurs during a fast.  During the first few days, the body will live on its own fast and stored substances.  After this is depleted, the body starts to burn and digest its own tissues.  The body first burns up the cells which are dead, aged, damaged and diseased tissues, tumors, fat deposits, etc.  Fasting gets rid of the inferior cells and keeps the essential ones. 

     Fasting is not starving.  Starving is the process of dying.  When a person does not eat, the body enters into a fasting period.  This second period can go on for weeks or even a month or two.  This third period that a person’s body enters into is the stage of starvation.  The fasting stage continues as long as the body has stored reserves in the tissues.  During this fasting stage, the body continues to nourish itself just as if it were eating.  And detoxification also occurs at this time.

     When the fasting stage is over with, genuine hunger is experienced.  The hunger pains in the beginning of a fast are normal gastric contractions or stomach spasms.  These are merely the sensation of hunger and not true hunger.  This false hunger is normal for the first few days of a fast. 

     The body suppresses appetite through a compound called ketones.  Ketones are the broken-down products of fatty acids.  There is an increase in the output of ketones when a person is fasting.  These ketones are released into the bloodstream.  The appetite is suppressed as there is an increase in the number of ketones.  The fast must be broken when the appetite returns.  Fasting can help restore the acid-alkaline balance in the blood.  The bloodstream should be alkaline.

     During a fast there may be some aches and pains and general discomfort of certain times during the fast.  Headaches, sleeplessness, a slight depression, and other minor crises just represent part of the cleansing process.  The liver may work overtime putting bile into the stomach causing nausea and vomiting.  (If the vomiting continues, perhaps the fast should be broken.)  The heart, circulation and respiration may slow down giving a feeling of weakness.  As the cleansing process continues, the vigor will return. 

     The cells in our body exist in three stages; new developing cells, fully developed cells and old dying cells needing to be replaced.  Waste products in the cells interfere with the nourishment of the cells.  These older dying cells and poisoned cells need to be flushed out of our bodies.  By fasting, these cells with the mucus, toxins and poisons will be flushed out of the body through the kidneys.  

     There are more than 200 different cell types and there are about 50-100 trillion cells in the entire body.  As cells die or are destroyed, new ones are formed, so the numbers of cells within each body are constantly changing.  It is estimated that half of our cells are working in peak condition, one-fourth are in the process of growth, and one fourth are in the process of dying and replacement. 

     Most advocates of fasting believe that one cause of disease is toxin saturation at the cellular level.  Every cellular function produces toxic waste products and fasting helps get rid of these cells or their wastes.  Another benefit is that the immune system’s workload is greatly reduced during fasting because the digestive tract is spared of any inflammation due to food allergic reactions from processed food, sugars, grains and proteins.  Furthermore, the serum fats in the blood are also reduced.  This thins the blood and allows more oxygen to get to the tissues.

     There are toxins and poisons stored in the fat tissues, such as pesticides and other chemicals which are mobilized and released from the system.  Because toxic waste products interfere with the functioning of the cell, it is important that toxins, poisons, diseased and dying cells are eliminated from the system as efficiently as possible.  This elimination stimulates the growth of more functional cells.  Fasting triggers a cleansing process that affects every cell and tissue in the body.  It eliminates dead, diseased and dying cells while stimulating generation of new cells.  During a fast, toxic waste product that impair nourishment of cells are eliminated with restoration of normal metabolic rates and higher oxygenation of cells. 

     Animals when sick or wounded abstain from foods and fast, this is their instinctive way.  Man is the only animal that eats when he is sick.  Yet, animals do not have religion and fasting usually comes out of strong religious traditions with many good habits.  The Tradition of Lent is one habit, among Catholics and Orthodox where fasting is emphasized.  Lent occurs at the end of the winter which is a good time to fast and back off from eating a lot and clean house, physically, mentally and spiritually.

     Fasting is part of Nature’s laws of self-healing and restoration.  The absence of food sets the cleansing process in motion.  The overburdened organism from its high intake of unusable food is allowed to relax and excessive pressure is relieved.  The mucus which lines the inner walls causing obstruction is washed out.  Poisonous substances are dissolved and eliminated.  The whole body is rejuvenated through the strengthening and purifying power of the fast.  

     A lot of diseases and physical problems did not exist two hundred years ago before the industrial age.  Unfortunately, on a global scale we are weakening our immune system generation after generation.   For example, most of the foods eaten today are full of sugar.  Sugar turns to alcohol and stimulates the brain, liver and other organs. 

     Fasting does two main things: it detoxifies the body and it resets the biochemistry of the body back to its normal operating levels and functional settings (i.e. pH levels).  The previous abnormal, messed up biochemistry becomes normal and functionally correct. 

2.  Fasting and Addictions

     Another aspect of the physiology of fasting is that it can be effective in breaking addictions.  Fasting and prayer can help to break addictions.  Addiction is anything that controls a person, whether it’s food, TV, pornography, coffee, or drugs; the result is the same.  Addiction destroys health and freedom.  The food industry has mastered addictive foods by adding lots of salt, fats, processed sugar and artificial flavor enhancers. Once in the blood, what seems to be a delicious treat becomes tomorrow’s craving.  These daily cravings become powerful forces shaping our destiny through dictating our thoughts, emotions and will.  Living becomes a daily routine of subconscious patterns.  If we study the patterns, we can discover the triggers for different subconscious actions and desires; such as feeling bad can trigger the urge for junk food. These little prods of addiction keep us in the same routine day after day.

     We live in an addictive society where it is socially acceptable to be addicted to sugar, salt, caffeine, fried food, cookies, cakes and junk.  An addiction makes you feel good for a time, but, behind your back, it is stealing your self-control and making you its slave through the desire for more. …for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.”  (2 Pet 2:18,19) Fasting, especially the longer seven-day fasts, can be helpful with addictions. 

3.  What Poisons and Toxins in my Body?

     Today in the area of nutrition,

“My people are being destroyed from lack of knowledge.”     Hos 4:6

     During fasting the process of detoxification occurs and poisons and toxins are released from the body.  These are usually locked into the adipose cells, fat cells or deeper in other cells in the body; the process of catabolism breaks these cells down so they are flushed out of the body in the urine or feces.  Obviously, the next question is; what poisons and toxins in my body?

     Many books have been written to answer that question.  Today there are many chemicals that have toxic effects on the body.  These can come from prescription drugs, cleaning compounds, kitchen detergents, garden insecticides and industrial chemicals.  A few of the common poisons are: Carbon monoxide from air pollution; DDT and other pesticides sprayed on foods; mercury; lead from gasoline, paint and other industrial sources; ozone, nitrogen dioxide and cadmium are air pollutants coming from smog; wax sprayed on fruits and vegetables to give a longer shelf life and makes them look better; most food colorings are synthetic and coal-tar based; artificial flavorings are either natural or synthetic and comprise about two thirds of all food additives used in America.  And irradiation kills the enzymes not just bacteria and germs.

     Examples of unnatural chemicals found in the house could be: Arsenic in bug killer; Antimony in eye liner; Barium in lipstick; Cobalt in laundry and dishwater detergent; Copper in water from old metal pipes; Titanium in metal dental ware; Lead in solder in copper pipe joints; Chromium in eyebrow pencils and water softener salts; Vanadium in diesel fuel, candles; Nickel in metal jewelry, metal glasses, watch bands and tooth fillings; Freon in refrigerators, air conditioners and spray cans; Mercy and Thallium in cotton balls, sanitary napkins; Dysprosium in paint and varnish; Holmium in hand cleaners; Hafnium in nail polish and hair spray; Bismuth in cologne; Cesium in clear glass plastic; Tin and Strontium in toothpaste; Erbium in foil packaging; Radon in crawlspaces under the house; Anthanum in copier ink; Aluminum in salt, cans, lotions; Tungsten in electric frying pans, hair curlers, toasters and tea kettles; Beryllium in lawn mowers and kerosene; Formaldehyde in foam mattresses, new clothing, foam chairs.  

     Both domestic and imported produce is monitored by the FDA, the best they can.  In 1991, the FDA reported these results from its testing of domestic and imported produce:

                                        Domestic Produce         Imported Produce 

Samples tested:                                8,281                9,933

No residues found:                           64.4%               69.2%

Residues below permitted levels:    34.8%              28.5%

Residues in violation:                         0.8%                2.3%

     The samples with higher residues in violation are held back, when caught.  What is more important than the residues in violation is the addition of this plus the low levels gives a total of domestic produce 35.6% and imported 30.8%.  Thus between 30 to 36% of produce has some level of pesticide residues in it.  That means one third of the supermarket fruits and vegetables have some kind of pesticides.  Hopefully most of these will get flushed out of the body but what about the rest that gets lodged in the cells somewhere in the body?   

     Fasting is one of the best ways to get rid of poisons, toxins, pesticides, waxes and other synthetic chemicals that can be found in fruits and vegetables.  Fasting catabolizes the dead, diseased and pesticide ridden cells and flushes them out of the body.  Fasting is the best way to get rid of pesticides.  Along with that it helps to rebalance the pH levels to the proper acid/alkaline balance; which is 70-80% alkaline and 20-30% acid.  

     The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is understaffed and overworked.  They are a government agency created to protect the public in foods, drugs and cosmetics.  They have the manpower to inspect only a very small percentage of interstate fruits and vegetables and perhaps one quarter or more of the food processors.  The agency daily receives applications for approval, testing and modification of drugs.  The processing of each application takes months of work involving FDA members and outside consultants.  And unfortunately, many of the consumer and health groups have their own agenda.   The World Health Organization has ranked the U.S. twelfth in general health. 

     Yet there is a simple and universal answer to this major worldwide problem.  The answer is fasting!  Fasting is one of the best methods of ridding the body of commercial poisons and toxins.  Fasting is a simple, inexpensive way to insure health and happiness. 

     Numerous scientific studies have been done showing the chemicals and poisons in the food chain.  “During the past three decades, surveillance of toxic exposure in the U.S. population has been a routine governmental practice.   Since 1970, for example, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has conducted the National Human Adipose Tissue Survey (NHATS) to determine the prevalence of fat-soluble toxins in the fat cells in U.S. citizens.[ii]  The 1986 version of this survey, for example, analyzed 671 adipose tissue specimens to determine the prevalence of 111 toxic compounds.”[iii] 

     Studies on tissues and body fluids and bone show the presence of numerous toxins in the body, including toxins that could be in the food or the environment: DDE & DDT &, B-BHC,[iv]  TCDD,[v]  p-DCB,[vi]  Lead,[vii]  Mercury,[viii]   Cadmium,[ix]  PBBs,[x]  2,5-DCP & l-naphthol & 3,5,6-TCP & 2-naphthol & 3,5,6-TCP & PCP, 4-nitrophenol, (pesticide residues in urine in adults in U.S.)[xi]  Styrene & Vinyl chloride (packaging migrant), [xii]  Toluene (Solvent), [xiii]  Xylene (solvent) [xiv].  

     And there are also toxins directly related to or in the foods:  Acetone (pesticide solvent),[xv]   Arsenic (arsenical pesticides),[xvi]  Benzene (solvent for pesticide formulations), [xvii]  Bromobenzene (fumigant precursor),[xviii]   Carbon tetrachloride (former fumigant),[xix]   Ethylene dibromide (fumigant),[xx]   Ethylene dichloride (fumigant),[xxi]   Hexane (solvent),[xxii]  Kepone (pesticide),[xxiii]    Methoxychlor (insecticide),[xxiv]   Methy isobutyl ketone (synthetic flavoring),[xxv]  Methylene chloride (decaffeinator),[xxvi]  and studies on coal tar dye colorings containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.[xxvii]   

     The use of chemicals in foods has soared from 419 million pounds in 1955 to more than 800 million today.  Each of us eats more than three pounds of food additives a year.[xxviii]

Added to the intentional and unintentional chemicals in our foods are the chemicals we ingest as medicines.  Americans are the most medicated people in the world.  Every year we swallow 37 billion doses of therapeutic pills, powders, capsules, and elixirs.[xxix]  No one knows what effect the combinations of pesticides, food additives; and medicines may have.

     In addition to the foods we eat and the medicines we take, we fill the sky with 130 tons of noxious chemicals… carbon monoxides, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and particulates.  Persons living in New York may inhale the equivalent of 730 pounds of chemicals a year.  Just think you astronauts are the average America who have all these poisons and chemicals in your bodies!   You need to eat raw living foods and go on a long fast and get rid of all this garbage.  

     Most medical professionals and scientists don’t think in terms of poisons, toxins, pollutants and parasites but the best way to deal with these is fasting.  What is the difference between poisons and toxins?  Poisons generally come from outside the body as just described above.  Toxins are produced from within the body by various means.  Fasting can help get rid of poisons and toxins in the body and rebalance the pH in the body.  

     Dr. Gabriel Cousens points out that: “A typical modern-day meal featuring a main course of beef, poultry, or fish may contain up to 750 million pathogenic microorganisms per servings, compared to a typical vegan meal containing only 500 pathogenic microorganisms per meal.”[xxx]   So the problem is not just inorganic poisons and pollutants but also living bad microorganisms. 

  4. Summary of Some Reasons for Fasting

1.    Fasting burns up all the diseased, dying and deal cells

           and inferior protein and fat tissues. 

2.    Fasting is a quick way to lose weight.

3.    Fasting will lead to a more disciplined diet and habits.

4.    Fasting helps with anxiety over not eating.

5.    Fasting tones up the flesh to make you look younger.

6.    Fasting is perhaps the best method of cleansing the body.

7.    Fasting can help build up the body’s natural resources

          and the immune system.

8.    Fasting can help reduce high blood pressure and high

          cholesterol levels and imbalanced pH levels.

9.    Fasting can help prevent birth defects and reduce

           morning sickness.

10.  Fasting is a way to rid the body of poisons in the world.

11.  Fasting can help clean out the toxins of air pollution.  

12.  Fasting is good to build endurance and for athletes.

13.  Fasting can be used to treat physical illness.

14.  Fasting can be used to treat mental illnesses. 

15.  Fasting can help break bad habits like smoking or         drinking alcohol, soda or another addicting beverage. 

16.  Fasting and prayer can help cast out an evil spirit.

17.  Fasting is found in all the world’s religions and many

            also, in man great leaders and teachers.

18.  Fasting is encouraged in the Bible. 

19.  Fasting is a requirement by Catholics and Orthodox.

20.  Fasting can be a silent protest and help identify with

           world hunger and the global community.

21.  Fasting can help identify with the poor and needy. 

22.  Fasting can help reduce the desires of the flesh.

23.  Fasting is an aid to humility.

24.  Fasting can help people live longer.

25.  Fasting can help us to be clean inside. 

     Clean inside means eating foods which flow through us, leaving their amino acid proteins, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and other vital energies.  This food should not stop to putrefy and ferment.  Clean inside means having a good acid-alkaline balance in the digestive system, a balance which avoids acid-caused toxic conditions throughout the body.  Clean inside means a well-working bloodstream will supplied with health promoting minerals and having a liver capable of detoxifying the impurities which run through it.

  5. Types of Fasting

     There are basically two types of fasting; the water fast and the juice fast.  Juice fasting involves drinking fruit and vegetable juices, vegetables and herbal teas.  These are easily assimilated into the upper digestive tract and do not stimulate the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. 

   a.  Water Fasting

     Water fasting is the oldest, the most well-known and widely used type of fasting.  Water fasting is the classic form of fasting.  As a science it was popularized in the U.S. around the turn of the century.  Obviously fasting on water means drinking only water.  There is no set amount as to how much water a person can drink but certainly, they should drink more than usual.  And drinking a lot of water can offset hunger. 

      Dr. Bragg recommends an alternative to just drinking water is to add one teaspoon of lemon juice and half a teaspoon of uncooked honey to each glass of water.  Make up a quart or two and refrigerate it.  By adding these two ingredients, they act as mucus and toxic dissolvers.  By dissolving the toxic poisons, they can be more easily flushed out through the kidneys.  It also helps the water to be more palatable.  Adding lemon and honey can be used on a 24-36 hour fast.  Some fasting experts would disagree with adding honey but would accept a little lemon in the water.  

      Dr. Bragg gives his orientation on fasting, “Here is my personal fasting program and the one I highly recommend to my students.  Every week I take a 24-hour or a 36-hour fast.  This I never miss!  In addition, I fast from seven to ten days, four times a year.[xxxi]     

      Most experts tend to emphasize one type of fasting over another type of fasting.  Some put down one type in favor of another type.  Both sides come up with good reasons why their method works the best.  For some things water fasting might be better than juice fasting or vice versa.  Thus, the debate goes on. 

      My personal opinion (Jim) is that both the water fast and juice fasts are good ways to do fasting.  Experts in America tend to use water fasting and experts in Europe tend to emphasize juice fasting.  Both work and have helped many people to detox and be healed of many different diseases.  Follow your Heart as to what the Lord wants you to do, water or juice fasting.  I always emphasis doing juice fasting first to learn about it and do initial detox, since water fasting is much more difficult.   

      Whatever type of fasting one goes on the average person has 6 to 8 weeks of reserves in their body before starvation sets in.  Juice fasting is definitely easier the water fasting. 

      Some people feel that they are weak and blame it on the fast but it is usually because of toxins in the body that are being released and dumped into the bloodstream.  This also causes lightheadedness.  And sometimes people also have an emotional release during a fast.  Thus, fasting can be healing on an emotional level too. 

     The fasting process, catabolism, starts on the third day.  The hunger pains stop at about 2 ½ days into the fast.  This is true for both water and for juice fasting.

     A famous French doctor of Natural Hygiene, Albert Mosseri, has conducted over 4,000 long-term water fasts at his clinic.  “He came to the extraordinary conclusion that long-term fast were a ‘risky waste of time.’  He now oversees much shorter water fasts followed by what he calls ‘half-fasts,’ in which he introduces a limited amount of food rich in fiber in addition to water.  During this important stage of healing, his patients receive only one pound of fruits and one pound of vegetables daily until their elimination is complete.[xxxii]  Dr. Mosseri states that switching to this ‘half-fast’ method has accelerated elimination to such a degree that 100% of his patients develop profound signs of a deep cleansing process in the form of a dark coating of their tongue, often charcoal black or dark brown.”[xxxiii]  

  b.  Juice Fasting

      “God said, ‘See, I give you all the seed-bearing plants that are upon the whole earth, and all the trees with seed-bearing fruit; this shall be your food.”   Gn 1.2

      Juice fasting involves drinking fruit and vegetable juices, vegetables and herbal teas.  These are easily assimilated into the upper digestive tract and do not stimulate the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.  Water fasting has been around for thousands of years whereas juice fasting is mostly found as a practice in this century (it probably has been around a long time but I am not aware of historical evidence on this). 

     The question has been asked if juice fasting is a real fast or just a liquid diet?  Dr. Airola responds, “Any condition when your body is encouraged to initiate the process of autolysis, or self-digestion, is fasting.  During juice fasting, when no solid foods, proteins or fats are consumed, your body will decompose and burn all the diseased and inferior protein and fat tissues, just as it does during the water fast.  Juices are absorbed directly into the bloodstream without the usual process of digestion.”[xxxiv]

     Dr. Airola presents a list of scientific justifications for juice fasting which he bases on physiological facts and professional opinions.

      1.  Raw Juices and broths “are rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements and enzymes.”

      2.  “These vital elements are very easily assimilated directly into the bloodstream, without putting a strain on the digestive system – thus they do not disrupt the healing and rejuvenating process of autolysis, or self-digestion.”

      3.  Juices “do not stimulate the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.”

      4.  “The nutritive elements from the juices are extremely beneficial in normalizing all the body processes, supplying needed elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration, and, thus, speeding the recovery.”

      5.  “Raw juices and vegetable broths provide an alkaline surplus which is extremely important for the proper acid-alkaline balance in the blood and tissues, since blood and tissues contain large amounts of acids during fasting.” 

      6.  “Generous amounts of minerals in the juices, particularly in the vegetable broth, help to restore the biochemical and mineral balance in the tissues and cells.”

      7.  Numerous fasting clinics and experts make scientific claims as well:

         a) “According to Dr. Ralph Bircher, raw juices contain an as yet unidentified factor which stimulates what he calls a micro-electric tension in the body and is responsible for the cells’ ability to absorb nutrients from the blood stream and effectively excrete metabolic wastes.”[xxxv]

        b) Dr. Ragnar Berg a leading authority on nutrition and biochemistry states; “During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes.  We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juices instead of water while fasting.  I have supervised may fasts and made extensive tests of fasting patients, and I am convinced that drinking alkaline-forming fruit and vegetable juices, instead of water, during fasting will increase the healing effect of fasting.  Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated.  And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart…Juice fasting is, therefore, the best form of fasting.”[xxxvi]

        c) Dr. Otto H.F. Buchinger at his clinic has supervised over 80,000 fasts and employs only juice fasting.  “He told me that, in his experience, fasting on the fresh raw juices of fruits and vegetables, plus vegetable broths and herb teas, results in much faster recover from disease and more effective cleansing and rejuvenation of the tissues that does the traditional water fast.”[xxxvii]

  c.  Mixed Juice-Water Fasting 

     This can come in several combinations of juice and water.

A cooked vegetable broth can be used with any of these.  

1. Introducing a fast with juices then switching to water for several days to a week and then switching back to juice to come off the fast is one version.  I have done this type of fast and it is very effective. 

2.  Almost no fruit juices (except a little apple) and using a moderate amount of green vegetable juices, is another variation.  Using primarily cucumbers and celery as the vegetable juices four times a day (8-16 oz) with 50% water is an approach used by Gabriel Cousens, MD in his fasting approach in order to minimize the glycemic load.  It is very effective for those who want a minimal amount of sugar. 

3.  Minimizing fruit juices and minimizing vegetable juices is another example but with a wide range of different freshly made fruit and vegetable juices for maximum variation in nutrients four to six times a day is another approach.  Cutting the juice with water by 25% to 50% helps to minimize the sugar, but water can be taken separately can help those who need to minimize the sugar intake.     

4.  Depending on your constitution in Ayruvedic doshas: pitta, veda, kapha vary the fruit to vegetable amounts but still cut it with water (25% to 50%).  You need to know what dosha you are and how well you tolerate sugar to determine this juice-water fasting approach. 

d.   The Vegetable Broth Fast                               

     Vegetable Broths are used in most juice fasting groups, perhaps even some water fasting groups but they are pretty strict about the type of fast they do, water only.  Yet Paul Bragg adds a little lemon to it. 

     Dr. Airola emphasizes vegetable broths along with juices.  “Vegetable broth is one of the standard beverages during fasting in all biological clinics in Europe.  Fasting patients at our Spa receive a large glass of vegetable broth first thing in the morning and before going to bed.  It is a cleansing and alkalizing drink which supplies a great number of vitamins and particularly minerals, which are so important for establishing and normalizing a proper chemical balance in the tissues during fasting.  Vegetable broth is particularly rich in the mineral potassium.”[xxxviii]

     He recommends that the broth be made up of: 2 large potatoes, 1 cup of carrots, 1 cup of red beets, 1 cup of celery and 1 cup of any other vegetable: turnips, parsley, cabbage, beet tops, turnip tops or a little of everything.  All of these are chopped, sliced or shredded.  Cover and cook slowly in one and one-half quarts of water.  Cook for an hour, let stand for an hour; strain, cool until warm and serve.  Refrigerate the leftovers and warm before serving. 

     Dr. Airola states that; “a satisfactory broth can be made with only potatoes, beets, carrots, and celery, consisting of approximately 50% potatoes, 20% carrots, 15% beets and 15% celery.”[xxxix] 

    This is recommended for some people who have a hard time with fruit sugars. Vegetable broths can be a necessary part of a 7 to 10-day juice fast.  They are a little bit of work but they really taste good after drinking juices all day.  A lot of juices are very acidic and a vegetable broth is very alkaline so it helps to balance out the blood chemistry.  Cut all the vegetables up into small pieces, cook the broth for about 20 minutes, strain it and drink it while it is still hot.  Try to get at least two full cups of broth so you need about a quart of water since some will be absorbed and some will boil away.  

     One approach is to juice carrots, cucumbers and celery during a fast so they do not need to be added into a broth.  Potato’s, beets and greens are probably the essential vegetables.  Here are five different broths that I made up for the 7-10 day or longer fasts I have been on, when I was writing this section of the book:

1)  1 potato; 1 onion; 1 sweet potato; some parsley and some spinach.

2)  1 red potato; 1 onion; ½ sweet potato; ½ beet; 2 carrots; 2 celery;

       some parsley and some spinach.

3)  2 red potatoes; 1 onion; ½ beet; 2 celery; some parsley and spinach.

4)   1 red potato; 1 sweet potato; 1/4 beet; several carrots; spinach  

5)   1 red potato, 1 sweet potato, ½ celery stock, 1 red onion, 3 cloves garlic, 1 red pepper, 3 small tomatoes, 6 or so asparagus, 1 lemon, 1 lime, 1 small yellow and also green squash, teaspoon of flax seed oil, little salt and dulse and kelp granules. 

     Two basic types of broths can be made a potato broth and a cabbage broth; this can separate the vegetable starches. 

     6)  A potato broth (one potato, some of the rest: yam,

                 onion, garlic, orange pepper, beet). 

     7) A cabbage broth (cabbage, asparagus, broccoli, tomato,

                  add kale or spinach).

     Also adding to a warm drink or a broth frozen wheatgrass cubes or a teaspoon of wheatgrass is good.  So, experiment and make up your own vegetable broth.  A vegetable broth fast is a very important fast and for some people it is more important than a juice fast, because it is loaded with minerals and little to no sugar. 

     Doing just vegetable broths is the best fast for people who have problems with sugar, usually fruit sugar is not the problem but for some people it is and then a broth fast should be used.  Even when doing a juice fast, broths should be added into the routine since they are loaded with minerals. 

  e.  Bread and Water Fasting?   

     Fasting on “Bread and Water” is not a real fast but it is an abstinence.  The physiological process of catabolism does not take place and dead, diseased and dying cells do not get flushed out of the body.  Some monastics have used bread and water for a fast centuries ago, but we’re in the scientific age today and have a solid definition of what fasting is, what it does and how to best do it so as not to harm the body.  When water fasting is too difficult it is sometimes suggested to do a bread and water fast, but just eating bread for a long fast can be overly acidic to the system.      

f.  The Daniel Fast?

     This is becoming a popular fast but like the bread and water fast it is a form of abstinence.  The Daniel Fast is a partial fast where some foods are eaten and most are restricted.  Meat, wine and other rich foods are avoided in favor of vegetables and water for typically three weeks.  It is a reference to the 10 days wherein Daniel and others with him were permitted to eat vegetables and water to avoid the Babylonian King’s food and wine.  After 10 days they continued the diet for three years of their education.  The fast is based on the kosher diet of Daniel in the Bible and the three-week mourning fast in which Daniel abstained from all meat and wine.  It is often emphasized by the Evangelicals in contrast to the 40 days of Lent by Catholics and Orthodox.   

g.  The Dry Fast  

     The Dry Fast is a fast with no food and no liquids.  Fasting without any liquids can be dangerous, liquids are needed for hydration.  But as a radical fast it might be helpful for COVID-19.  When I was seriously sick for two days, I partially did the Dry Fast since I drank very little liquid and ate very little food, pondering on the fact I knew the Dry Fast was a very powerful as a short term fast. 

    Since I started fasting in the early 1980’s I have been opposed to, The Dry Fast, until I went to the summer 2016 Woodstock Fruit Festival in upper New York state and heard a fasting expert talking about doing the Dry Fast, no liquids.  He talked about going on a dry fast himself and others who have done it; and that it has therapeutic properties.  He stated upfront that it is not the best fast for everyone and it can be dangerous if done over a week.  Yes, it can end in death!  But after hearing his talk it changed my thinking on this topic and I now believe that it is a valid fast, but not a recommended fast, since it can be dangerous and even deadly.     

     A dry fast can be helpful for certain types of illness, major degenerative diseases or circumstances.  It should only be done under professional supervision for longer than a few days.  It should probably not be done over a week and even a week may be too long, and a person can die.  It is not a recommended fast to do, because it is just too radical, but for a few days it might help against Covid-19.    

     The Dry Fast is found in scripture when those opposed to the Apostle Paul went on a dry fast pledging not to stop the fast till they kill him, but a child heard this and went to tell Paul who directed the child to Pilate, who avoided letting Paul get killed by escorting him out of town.  The Jews broke the dry fast after Paul escaped.  Acts of the Apostles

h.  Fasting from T.V., Immorality, etc.?

    There are a lot of suggestions for people to fast from immorality, and many types of sins and bad behaviors, but this is definitely not a fast, it is an obligation.  Immoral speech, immoral T.V. shows, certain types of foods and many other activities that are considered bad or sinful should be stopped or minimized from and not engaged in.  This has become a norm for many who don’t want to do a physiological fast or feel they can’t do a water or juice fast for personal reasons.  It is not valid to use the term fasting in this way since it is not a physiological fast.  It is not a real fast, and it would be best not to use it in this way which causes confusion of categories and confusion of definitions.  The term, abstinence is a more proper term.  But this kind of fasting will not help recover from illnesses. 

 6.  A Seven Day Juice Fast

     A seven-day juice fasting program is spoken of in this book but oftentimes the terminology of 7 to process of detoxification 10-day fasting program will be used.  Coming off a seven day fast may last for one or two or three more days, making it an 8, 9 or 10 day fast. Thus, a seven day fast will take three days to come off of it, as would an eight or nine or ten day fast. 

     Paul Bragg, PhD makes an interesting comment that he has led people on fast for over forty years and came to the conclusion that the long three- and four-week fasts were good but doing four seven day fasts a year was better.  After a life time of experience of fasting he came to the conclusion that several shorter 7 to 10-day fasts were better than one long 21 to 28 day fast every year. 

     Therapeutic fasting involves fasting longer than 10 days, at least two to three weeks is best.  In Europe the standard therapeutic fast is about 28 days while in America it is about 21 days.  Oftentimes the fast goes longer than 28 days but 40 days is usually considered the maximum.  A seven to ten day fast can be healing but it’s just beginning the process it is more of a cleansing.  Usually it is best to be under medical supervision but about the only thing they will do is to tell you to break the fast when you’ve gone long enough.  As you will see therapeutic fasting can heal most kinds of degenerative diseases.  It can also be an excellent complementary approach to modern medicine.  

     A one week fast is good for housecleaning because it flushes out the dead, diseased and dying cells, but a longer fourteen to twenty-one day fast is needed for healing and to flush out these dead, diseased and dying cells, these poisoned, toxic or deformed cells that are deeper in the tissues and organs.  Doing a 14 to 21 day fast once a year will help do that than do one or two 7 day fasts a year at a different time.  That will give you 4 weeks of fasting a year.

  7.  Fruit Sugar, Candia, Fresh Juice

     Even though juice fasting is an excellent way to fast it may not be the best type of fast for everyone.  One such problem could be Candia, a yeast problem that exists mostly in women.  Candia or yeast is increased by eating sugars and thus the fruit sugar in fruit juice may increase the yeast problem.  But fasting could help this problem and even heal the problem.  A strict raw veggie diet and juicing could heal the problem.   Other conditions could exist that would make water fasting a better option or a broth fast; just drink broths and herbal teas. 

     In addition to much sugar from drinking a juice could deplete minerals, thus add water to juice when drinking large quantities.  But for a seven day fast this is not going to be a problem.  And when doing a long fast, drinking broths can help replenish the minerals that may be lost.  Juice has refined sugar and too much sugar can turn into fat, but for a seven day fast this is not a problem either, since you’ll lose weight not gain it. 

     In a general way it can be said that there are three levels of juices:  Juices from the supermarket, juices from the health food store and freshly made juice from a juicer.  Most of the juices in the supermarket are not real juices and most are pasteurized above 130 degrees destroying the important vitamins and enzymes.  There is little nutrition left in most of these drinks and they are basically sugar flavored water. 

     The juices in a health food store are usually more nutrient dense and have some nutrients and good qualities still in them.  Health food store juices can sometimes be found in the supermarket in their special health food sections.  This is the second level of food value and usable for a long fast. 

     The third and highest level of juice is made fresh from a juice machine.  Juice is always best if you drink it right after you juice it.  Oxidation occurs when in contact with air and light or even room temperature.  Freshly made juice can easily be stored for one to two days, sometimes three days in a refrigerator.  A dark glass jar, such as the prune juice jar is best to store fresh juice.  If possible, fill the juice to the top to prevent excessive oxidation.  Opening and closing the jar will increase the deterioration rate of the juice.

8.  The Seven Day Fast

     The fasting process, catabolism, starts on the third day.  The hunger pains stop at about 2 ½ days into the fast.  This is true for both water and for juice fasting.  Juice fasting gives more energy and a person can work an average work week on a juice fast.      

     For people new into fasting a seven to ten day fast is best.  Then with more experience 14 to 21 days fasts are best, a least once a year.  Twenty-five days and longer are for the experienced.

     A seven-day juice fasting program is spoken of in this book but oftentimes the terminology of 7 to 10-day fasting program will be used.  Coming off a seven day fast may last for one or two or three more days, making it an 8, 9 or 10 day fast. Thus, a seven day fast will take three days to come off of it, as would an eight or nine or ten day fast.  Water can be taken at any time during a fast, usually the more the better.

     Dr. Airola and Dr. Bragg both emphasize 7 to 10-day fasts, where as Dr. Walker only emphasizes a 6 to 7 day fast before breaking it.  Most people who read this book are just learning to fast and have little experience in long fast.  Seven days on a fast is enough for the average person.  After gaining some experience for several seven-day fasts, you can try for a few days more if your body and your spirit encourage you too.  A seven-day fast is sufficient for most people, longer 8-10-day fasts can be helpful and therapeutic, if they are done right.  For fasts longer than 10 days a person should either be experienced or under guidance.   After about twenty years of experience in 7 to 10-day fasts, I have found a 7-day fast is sufficient most of the time, but sometimes I do 8 or 9 days.

     Thus, for a seven day fast, fast for seven days and break the fast on the eight day.  The eighth, ninth and tenth days are transitional days going back to normal eating.  The eight day is still a fast day only with a little vegetables and fruit.  But if needed you could start breaking the fast on the seventh day and still call it a seven day fast.  Do what you are comfortable with. But do not eat a full meal when you come off a fast.

     Drinking water every day is also a must.  Diluting the juices with water is highly recommended during a fast.  Juices are very concentrated fruit sugar and drinking water and not only juice is needed during a fast. 

  9.  Juice Fasting Activities/Process   

     A seven-day juice fasting program is spoken of in this book but oftentimes the terminology of 7 to 10-day fasting program will be used.  Coming off a seven day fast may last for one or two or three more days, making it an 8, 9 or 10 day fast. Thus, a seven day fast will take three days to come off of it, as would an eight or nine or ten day fast. 

     Dr. Airola and Dr. Bragg both emphasize 7 to 10-day fasts, where as Dr. Walker only emphasizes a 6 to 7 day fast before breaking it.  Most people who read this book are just learning to fast and have little experience in long fast.  Seven days on a fast is enough for the average person.  After gaining some experience for several seven-day fasts, you can try for a few days more if your body and your spirit encourage you too.  A seven-day fast is sufficient for most people, longer 8-10-day fasts can be helpful and therapeutic, if they are done right.  For fasts longer than 10 days a person should either be experienced or under guidance.   After about twenty years of experience in 7 to 10-day fasts, I have found a 7-day fast is sufficient most of the time, but sometimes I do 8 or 9 days.  

     Thus, for a seven day fast, fast for seven days and break the fast on the eight day.  The eighth, ninth and tenth days are transitional days going back to normal eating.  The eight day is still a fast day only with a little vegetables and fruit.  But if needed you could start breaking the fast on the seventh day and still call it a seven day fast.  Do what you are comfortable with.  But do not eat a full meal when you come off a fast.

     In Dr. Paavo Airola’s outlined in his book, his program[xl]  for juice fasting:

       1.  Upon rising an enema, 

       2.  Dry brush massage followed by a hot-cold


  3.  At 9:00 a cup of herb tea – warm not hot.  He suggests, peppermint, chamomile, or rose hips.

  4.  At 11:00 a glass of freshly-pressed fruit juice,

                    diluted fifty-fifty with water. 

       5.  Walk or mild exercise, spa or massage or


  6.  At 1:00 a glass of freshly made vegetable juice or

                        a cup of vegetable broth.  

       7.  At 1:30 to 4:00 rest in bed. 

       8.  At 4:00 a Cup of herb tea. 

  9.  Walk, therapeutic baths, light exercise or other treatments. 

10. At 7:00 a glass of diluted vegetable or fruit juices, or

                        a cup of vegetable broth. 

     He advises to drink plain lukewarm water or mineral water if thirsty (two to three glasses total).  The total liquid intake should be 6 to 8 glasses and if thirsty then drink more.   

     Jim Tibbetts recommends the juice fast (or a broth fast) for long fasts and either a juice fast or a water fast for shorter fasts.  I do not recommend any specific daily regime to juice fasting but have suggestions on what works best.  I do recommend a weekly regime on a 7-10 day fast since certain nutrients and activities are helpful in not necessary. 

Over the course of a week I recommend that it is best to have a combination of;

            1.  Both fruit and vegetable juices, a lot, daily.

            2.  Juice made with a juicer at least once a day.

        3.  Broths at least two or three times, for potassium and minerals.  

        4.  Green juices or greens added to the broth for chlorophyll at least twice (celery, cucumber or leafy vegetable). Carrot juice recommended.

            5.  Enema’s once or twice (more if needed). 

            6.  Sunshine and fresh air, prayer time and relaxation.

            7.  Go to work at your job as you normally would.  

     Drinking water every day is also a must.  Diluting the juices with water is highly recommended during a fast.  Juices are very concentrated fruit sugar and drinking water and not only juice is needed during a fast. 

     For a juice fast, I recommend a steady diet of juices on a juice fast.   Drink as much juice and water as you feel the need to.  Usually first thing in the morning is a great time to do some juicing and make fresh apple juice or cantaloupe juice or other fruit juice.  Then once or twice an hour have another glass of juice, if thirsty.  Sometime in the late morning, around lunch time or in the afternoon have some tomato or V-8 juice or other vegetable juice, then go back to fruit juicing.  Store bought bottled juice is good to use but at least once a day (morning and/or evening) use a juice machine to make some fresh juice.  Then use a broth, perhaps in the evening, several times a week. 

     The fasting writer Steve Meyerowitz recommends a pre-fast diet.  “A typical pre-fast diet may consist of a day of cooked vegetables, salads, fruits and juices on the first day.  Any food in these categories is acceptable, but it is still a limited diet because it excludes grains, breads, and dairy, fish and flesh foods.  Day two is usually slightly more limited with only raw salads, fruits and juices.  Day three might just be limited to fruits and juices.  Each day is progressively more restricted up to the day of the fast.  The fruits and vegetables are of course, eaten separately, e.g., fruits for lunch, vegetables for dinner.  If time is limited and you are a seasoned faster, you may choose a one day pre-fast, which might turn out to be a day of salads or a day of fruits and juices.  Always keep the juices and water in your pre-fast diet since they are the major elements of the actual fast.”[xli]       

     Usually the day before a fast I start preparing for the fast by staying away from heavy foods and starches and junky food.  And the evening before I eat a light meal. 

10.  Breaking a Long Fast

     You want to come off the fast so slowly that this transition back to food is easy and uneventful, so that it just happens naturally.  Coming off the fast is the most difficult part of the fast and to come off it slowly is important.  Instead of waiting for the hunger to start, which usually happens during or after the seventh day, break the fast on the seventh or morning of the eight day.  Then by a slow transition the hunger will occur naturally as you are engaged in the process of starting to eat again. 

     The day you break the fast is really still a fasting day since you’ll be drinking juice all day and just eating a little fruit and vegetables.  If you feel anxious about it or start to feel hungry then go ahead and break the fast on the seventh day by starting the process on the seventh rather than on the eight day.  Having a goal of seven days also makes things easier since we are conditioned in our culture to reach a goal, it makes us feel good when we can do that in fasting.   

     Fasting until the hunger starts is the method that most fasting professionals use.  But breaking the fast on a definite day, like the sixth or seventh or eighth day, hopefully a day or two before the hunger starts is just as efficient when the transition back to food is slow and natural.  Sometime during the seventh day or morning of the eight you can break the fast, either early in the morning or later in the evening.  Wait and see how you feel, physiologically and psychologically on the seventh or eighth day.

     How a person breaks a fast is very important.  It takes more disciple to break a fast then to start it.  And if the fast is broken improperly it can be painful and disruptive to your system.  There are different ways to break the long fast but the main rule is to only eat a little at a time, then wait before eating more.  Breaking a fast involves “Will Power”.

      The following will relate what the various fasting experts say about fasting.  All of these doctors cited below break the fast with tomato’s, apples and oranges.   And three of them: Dr. Bragg, Dr. Shelton and Dr. Hazzard recommend using a tomato to break the fast.  There are different approaches to breaking a fast, this will give the variations.

     Dr. Airola writes on breaking a long fast.  “Whether you’re fast will turn out to be a success or a failure will depend largely on how you break your fast.  Breaking a fast is the most significant phase of it.  The beneficial effect of fasting could be totally undone if the fast is broken incorrectly!  As Dr. Otto H. F. Buchinger says: ‘Even a fool can fast, but only a wise man knows how to break the fast properly and to build up properly after the fast!’”

     Dr. Airola continues: “The main rules from breaking a fast are: 1. Do not overeat!  2. Eat slowly and chew your food extremely well.  3. Take several days of gradual transition to the normal diet.  First day: Eat one whole apple in the morning and a very small bowl or raw vegetable salad at lunch, in addition to the usual juice and broth menu.  Second day: Soaked prunes or figs (with the soaking water) for breakfast; Small bowl of fresh vegetable salad for lunch; Vegetable soup made without salt at dinner; Two apples eaten between meals.  All this is in addition to the usual juices and broths.  Third day: As second day, but add a glass of yogurt and a few raw nuts for breakfast.  Increase the salad portion at lunch, and add a boiled or baked potato.   A slice of whole grain bread with butter and a slice of cheese with soup at evening. ”[xlii]    On the fourth day he states that you can start eating normally and should start a build-up diet of natural foods.

     Dr. Airola’s has three points on breaking a fast, they are a must:  If you do not eat slowly and chew your food up or if you eat too much then you will suffer.  Your intestinal track has shrunk and needs to open up slowly.  Dr. Airola concludes saying, “But first and foremost, keep always in mind the first rule of breaking the fast: do not overeat!  This rule also happens to be the first rule of keeping healthy and staying younger longer.”[xliii]       

     Dr. Bragg recommends breaking a fast this way.  “Around 5 o’clock of the 7th day of the fast, peel 4 or 5 medium sized tomatoes, cut them up, bring them to a boil and then turn off the heat, and when they are cool enough to eat, have as many as you desire.”[xliv]   The next morning he recommends a salad of grated carrots and grated cabbage, with half an orange squeezed over it, then some steamed greens and peeled tomatoes and some toast thoroughly dry.

     Dr. Otto H.F. Buchinger, M.D. writes on breaking a fast.  “From many years’ experience the fresh apple has definitely proved the best way of introducing the breaking of the fast. Its organic trace materials are conveyed to the organism in the natural and unrepeated form in which pectin and the core have a function promoting peristaltic movement.”[xlv]   He states to break the fast in the morning with an apple, then have another apple in the afternoon.  And in the evening have a little plain potato soup.

     Dr. Allan Cott, M.D., believes in water fasts with water only.  He suggests breaking a fast, of two days or longer, the first day after the fast; “In the morning mix two quarts of water with one quart of orange juice or apricot juice.  Sip two teaspoonfuls of the mixture every five or ten minutes in the first hour after breaking the fast.  Sip teaspoonfuls at regular intervals throughout the day, but make sure the concoction lasts until bedtime.”[xlvi]  The second day he recommends using undiluted juice.  Breaking a fast with juice is a common approach.

     Dr. Herbert Shelton states, “that fasts may be broken on whatever food is available, providing sufficient caution is observed.”  “Almost every advocate of fasting has evolved his own techniques for breaking a fast.  There seems to be a tendency for each man to assume that his own techniques are best.  There may be several techniques, each one of which is as good as the others. The chief requirement in breaking a fast is to use simple, wholesome food and feed this in keeping with the limited digestive capacity of the faster.  Time is required for the digestive secretions to begin to be produced in normal amounts and, until they are secreted in normal quantities, the ability to digest food is limited.”[xlvii]  

     Some people encourage breaking a fast with juices and others breaking a fast with foods.  Dr. Shelton writes of an associate Dr. Virginia Vetrano who thoroughly tested both methods of breaking a fast and found that breaking a fast with food was superior to breaking a fast with juices.  “For breaking a long fast, she served one-half orange every two hours, the first day.  The second day, have a whole orange every two hours.  The second day may be varied in the following manner.  At 8 a.m. one may have one orange; at 10 a.m., one apple; at 12:00 noon, one pear; at 2p.m., one tomato; at 4p.m., one-half grapefruit; and at 6 p.m. one orange. It is best the first day after a long fast to stay with one type of fruit.  The second day, if all goes well, every two hours the faster may have a different fruit in season, providing it is as small as one orange.”[xlviii]  The suggestion of using a whole orange or whole tomato with a maximum of six a day is also suggested. 

     Dr. Linda Hazzard, D.O. writes on breaking a fast.  “In the ordinary instance a successfully completed fast should be broken by the ingestion of the juices of ripe fruit or of broths prepared from vegetables.  The juices of fruits that are fully ripened are most easily changed in mouth and stomach for subsequent digestive processes, and there is but small effort in handling them.  The same reasoning is applicable to the use of vegetable broths, strained through a coarse kitchen sieve so as to remove fibrous material and hard solid particles.  There are many vegetables that lend themselves readily to the preparation of these broths, and, when the latter are made as indicated so as to exclude all but finely comminuted solid matter, they are easily digested and their products are assimilated promptly and without difficulty.  When using the juices of fruit to break a fast, it is suggested that those of sweet fruit be not mixed with those of acid.  One fruit as a time is the rule.  At first the broths should be confined in preparation to one vegetable, such as the tomato or the onion.  Later they may be varied in ingredients, and combinations may be made of two or three kinds.  The tomato is perhaps the one vegetable that lends itself most satisfactorily to the breaking of a fast, and it is in the constant use for this purpose by the author.”[xlix] 

     As stated above, all of these doctors just cited break the fast with tomato’s, apples and oranges.  And three of them: Dr. Bragg, Dr. Shelton and Dr. Hazzard recommend using a tomato to break the fast.  

     Jim Tibbetts has tried many different ways of breaking a long fast and have found that boiling several tomatoes (like Dr. Bragg suggests) and eating them is one the best ways.  The reason this works (stewed tomatoes) is because the alkaline content of the tomatoes helps to open up the intestinal tract. 

     Starting a fast becomes easy and automatic after a few years of fasting.  But coming off of a fast takes discipline and patience to do it right even after twenty years of fasting.                              


   A basic schedule or one approach could be:

  1. Once you have decided to break a fast then cook one or two tomatoes for 5 to 10 minutes, until they are soft.  Or you could just eat them raw and uncooked.  Slowly eat the tomatoes.
  2. Have some juice.
  3. Wait until lunch and have one or two more stewed tomatoes or raw tomatoes. 
  4. Have some juice in between.
  5. At dinner have some more uncooked or stewed tomatoes and peel a half an apple or orange and slowly eat the apple, chew it up very well before swallowing it.
  6. Have some juice in between.
  7. The next morning have a piece of fruit and a stewed tomato. 
  8. Have some juice in between.
  9. At lunch have a small bowl of fruit salad or broth-soup. 
  10. Continue to slowly add food the next day.   

     A program like this should be spread out over a whole day.  The purpose is to slowly open up your intestines.  The second day starches and carbohydrates could be introduced but it is really better to wait till the third day.  

     The broth-soup could be made up of numerous different ingredients mostly it should be of the vegetables that you were using to make broths all week long with.  One possibility is;  

   5 cups water, 2 red potatoes, 1 beet, 3 scallions, ½ onion, 3 small carrots, parsley, cabbage, ½ teaspoon of sea salt.  (or create your own)

Cook it 20 minutes or until the potatoes, carrots and cabbage are soft.  

     One reason this longer fast is referred to as a 7 to 10 day fast is because it usually takes about two to three days to come off the fast and start eating normally.  The day that you break the fast is really like a fast day.  Such as if you break the fast at lunch time with stewed tomatoes you will still drink juice the rest of the afternoon and evening and have a little salad or something in the evening.  This is like a fast day and should probably be referred to as one. 

     A second approach could be just to have a very small salad (fruit or vegetable) in the morning, a small salad in the afternoon and a little larger salad in the evening.  This works for most people but probably not for everyone.   

11. Summary Lengths of a Fast

     I agree with the benefits of a 7 to 10 day fast at least once preferably two or three times a year.  Here’s a summary of several fasting orientations. 

        Paul Bragg recommends that a 7 to 10 day fast

                        be taken four times a year, but he did a lot of

                        28-day fasts once a year with people. 

        Paavo Airola recommends that a 7 to 10 day fast

                        be taken once or twice a year.

            Norman Walker recommends a 6 to 7 day fast.

            Gabriel Cousens recommends a 7-10 day fast, 2x a

                       year and longer fasts, especially for the ill. 

            James Tibbetts recommends a 7-10 day fast

                        be taken two or three or four times a year

                         or do longer 14-21 day fast in place of

                         two or three 7 day fast, for a total of

                         four weeks of fasting a year.

     In addition to a weekly one day fast (which could be a juice or fruit or smoothie fast) and two or three 7- 10 day fasts I would recommend doing a longer 14 to 21 day fast once a year in place of the 7 day fast.  This would give three to four weeks of fasting a year, over two- or three-times periods.  This could give a spring, summer, fall and winter time of fasting.

     These are some comments on strengthening the immune system and keeping you healthy.  The important thing is to develop your personal lifestyle practice to keep your immune system strong and to stay healthy so that you don’t get the COVID-19 virus, and have the strong immune system to fight it!  These are some things that can help.   Praise God!

  D. Therapeutic Fasting Studies

     A 1 to 9 day fast is a housecleaning fast, 6-7 days is a standard fasting time, which expert fasters state a person can safely do on their own.  Therapeutic fasting involves fasting longer than 10 days, at least two to three weeks (12-21 days).  In Europe the standard therapeutic fast is about 28 days while in America it is about 21 days.  Oftentimes the fast goes longer than 28 days but 40 days is usually considered the maximum.  It is best to be experienced or have a fasting professional to oversee you.   

     A 7 to 10 day fast can be healing but it’s just beginning the process of healing.  Usually it is best to be under medical supervision for over 10 days.  As you will see therapeutic fasting can heal most kinds of degenerative diseases.  It can also be an excellent complementary approach to modern medicine.  The following charts show different experts on fasting and the use of fasting for curing degenerative diseases.

     a. Dr. Herbert Shelton study

    This next chart is taken from Dr. Shelton’s book: Fasting for the Health of It [l]  He was one of the greats in fasting.



Parkinson’s disease (30, 14,

     14 days)

multiple sclerosis (14 days),

colitis (10, 21, 10 days),

depression (18 days),

hypoglycemia (days),

high blood pressure

    (10 days),

arthritis (10, 14, 10 days),

diverticulitis (14, 21 days),

obesity (10 days),

drug addiction (10 days),

high cholesterol (10 days),

kidney stones (10, 14 days),

acne (10 days),

Crohn’s disease (29, 10,

    10 days) 

spinal injury (25 days),

cigarette smoking (10 days),

schizophrenia (10,10,

    10 days),

arthritis (10, 10, 10 days),

enlarged prostate (10, 10 days)

cataracts (14 days),

bronchitis (39 days),

pneumonia (4 days), 

typhoid fever (8 days),

sterility (10 days),

syphilis (16 days),

uterine fibroid (28 days),

Bright’s disease (14 days),

blindness in one eye

    (30 days),

malnutritional edema

     (40 days),

nasal polyps (24 days),

gastric ulcer (19 days),

nymphomania (16 days),

mental condition (insanity)

      (39 days),



insomnia (21 days),

bursitis (21 days),

abdominal tumor (7 days),

alcoholism (26 days),

gonorrhea (12 days),

brain tumor (8 days),

headaches (22 days),

back pain (7, 8, 7 days),

eczema (28, 10, 10 days),

hemorrhoids (14 days),

intestinal disorder (21 days),

angina (28 days),

cerebral stroke (25 days),

glaucoma (21 days),

Hodgkin’s disease (12, 7, 7,

     7 days),

parasitic disease (41 days),

spinal meningitis (7 days),

overactive thyroid (7 days),

gout (7, 7, 8, 6 days),

arteriosclerosis (14 days),

appendicitis (5 days),

acute lymphatic leukemia (14, 8, 12, 20 days),

anemia and lupus (14, 16,

     26, 16, 14 days),

muscular dystrophy (15, 8,

     11 days),

chicken pox (4 days),

herpes (12 days),

intestinal tapeworm

     (14 days),

menstrual problems

     (21 days),

rheumatoid arthritis

     (22 days),

epilepsy (21 days),

diabetes (7 days),

chronic gastritis (29 days).   




  b.  Dr. Gerald Benesh,and Dr. James McEachen, study

     In this study 714 cases were carefully supervised by Dr. Gerald Benesh, D.C., and Dr. James McEachen, D.C., from 1952-1958 in Escondido, California.[li]      




of cases


Remedied or




Not Helped

High blood pressure




























Kidney Disease




Benign Tumors




Heart Disease












Hay Fever




















Multiple Sclerosis








     Along with the fast all of these clinics would have put the person on strict mostly if not totally plant-based diets. 

c.  Dr. William Esser study

     Dr. William Esser, N.D., D.C., supervised 225 cases from 1945-1947 in Lake Worth, Florida.[lii]  The following is the breakdown of those fasts.  Dr. Esser was a well-known successful doctor in Florida.    

































Benign Tumors




















Kidney Disease








































Acne Vulgaris





Multiple Sclerosis
















    Notice not everyone gets healed but a large enough get helped to make this statistically significant.  Fasting is curing both minor and major illnesses and diseases.  

d.  Dr. Robert Gross study

     In this study 447 cases were carefully supervised by

Dr. Robert Gross, D.C., Ph.D., from 1957-1963 in Hyde Park, New York.[liii]   















High Blood Pressure










Nasal Catarrh

























Heart Disease





Mental Disorders




















Varicose Veins





Hay Fever










     Dr. David J. Scott has a degree as a Chiropractor, D.C., and went on for several other specialized degrees (Doctor of Medicine (overseas) and a Naturopathic doctor ND).  He was the founding president of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians and taught physiology at Great Lakes College.  He was in practice for over 60 years and he water fasted under direct supervision some 20,000 patients.

“The following are some of the many patients’ conditions benefited in over 50 years by therapeutic fasting:”

e.  Dr. Scott’s Study  


Acid Reflux

Acne Rosacea

Acne Vulgaris



Angina Pectoris





Atonic Bowel




Breast Cysts

Breast Disease





     (early stage)




Chronic Fatigue



    Heart Failure










Disc Herniation










Fracture Healing Support

Gall Bladder Disease




    (early stage)



Hay Fever


Heart Disease


Hiatal Hernia  





   (High Blood



Irritable Bowel

Kidney Disease

Kidney Stones

Liver Disease

Macular Degeneration






Nicotine Addiction

Ovarian Disease



Paroxysmal Tachycardia





Pruritus Ani





Rectal Prolapse







Sleep Apnea

Sleep Disorders






Tic Douloureux





Varicose Veins

      and Ulcers




            Dr. Scott was unique in that he used the latest technologies to demonstrate the status of health by physiological parameters.  Dr. Scott’s office has a fully functional and modern scientific laboratory.  From there he provides standardized testing to determine multiple indicators used to monitor a persons’ progress during the fasting process.  These extremely sensitive but standard medical technologies, including blood work, can discover early and even late signs of disease.  He was the only one in the country that uses this kind of measurements during a long water fast.  Dr. Scott passed away several years ago.

[i]  Cousens, Gabriel, Conscious Eating, p. 415-416.

[ii]   Levin, Buck, Ph.D., R.D., Environmental Nutrition: Understanding the Link between Environment, Food Quality, and Disease, Vashon Island, Washington, HingePin Integrative Learning Materials, 1999):  p. 179, citing: Murphy R. and Harvey C. (1985).  Residues and metabolites of selected persistent halogenated hydrocarbons in blood from a general population survey.  Environ Health Perspect 60:115-120. 

[iii]   Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition…, p. 179, citing: Lordo RA, Dinh KT, and Schwemberger JG. (1996).  Semivolatile organic compounds in adipose tissue: estimated averages for the US population and selected subpopulations.  Am J Pub Heal 86(9):1253-1259.  

[iv]   Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Stehr-Green PA. (1989). Demographic and seasonal influences on human serum pesticide residue levels.  J Toxicol Environ Heal 27(4):405-421.

[v]  Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 181, citing: Henriksen GL, Ketchum NS, Michalek JE it al. (1997).  Serum dioxin and diabetes mellitus in veterans of Operation Ranch Hand.  Epidem 8(3):252-258.

[vi]  Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 181, citing: Hill RH Jr, Ashley DL, Head Sl et al. (1995). P-dichlorobenzene exposure among 1,000 adults in the United States. Arch Environ Health 50(4):277-280.

[vii]  Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 181, citing: Hammand TA, Sexton M, and Langenberg P. (1996).  Relationship between blood lead and dietary iron intake in preschool children.  Ann Epidemiol 6(1):30-33.  Also: Kim R, Landrigan c, Mossmann P et al. (1997).  Age and secular trends in bone lead levels in middle-aged and elderly men: three-year longitudinal follow-up in the Normative Aging Study. Am J Epidemiol 146(7):586-591.

[viii]   Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 181, citing: Yamamura Y, Yoshinaga Y, Arai F et al. (1994).  Background levels of total mercury concentrations in blood and urine.  Sangyo Igaku 36(2):66-69.

[ix]   Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 181, citing: Chia SE, chan OY, Sam CT et al. (1994).  Blood cadmium levels in nonoccupationally exposed adult subjects in Singapore.  Sci Total Environ 145(1-2):


[x]  Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 181, citing: Wolff MS, Anderson HA, and selikoff IJ.  (1982).  Human tissue burdens of halogenated aromatic chemicals in Michigan. JAMA 247(15):2112-2116.

[xi]  Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 181, citing: Hill RH Jr, Head SL, Baker S et al. (1995).  Pesticide residues in urine of adults living in the United States: reference range concentrations.  

Environ Res 71(2): 99-108. 

[xii]  Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Guengerich FP and Shimada T, op. cit.

[xiii]  Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Nakajima T and Wang RS.  (1994).  Induction of cytochrome P450 by toluene.  Int J Biochem 26(12):133301340.

[xiv]  Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Ungv-rg G. (1990).  The effect of xylene exposure on the liver.  Acta Morphol Hungar 38:245-258. 

[xv]   Ibid., p. 215, citing: Casazza JP, Felver ME, and Veech RL. (1984).  The metabolism of acetone in the rat.  J Biol Chem 259:231-236.   

[xvi]   Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Albores A, Sinal CJ, Cherian MG et al. (1995).  Selective increase of rat lung cytochrome P450 1A1 dependent monooxygenase activity after acute sodium arsenite administration.  Can J Physiol Pharmocol 73(1):153-158.

[xvii]   Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Keyon EM, Kraichely RE, Hudson KT, it al. (1996).  Differences in rates of benzene metabolism correlate with observed genotoxicity.  Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 136(1):49-56.

[xviii]    Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Zheng J and Hanzlik RP. (1992).  Bromo(monohydroxyl)phenyl mercapturic acids: a new class of merapturic acids from bromobenzene-treated rats.  Drug Metabol Dispos 20:688-694.

[xix]   Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Guengerich FP and Shimada T. (1992).  Human cytochrome P450 enzymes and chemical carcinogenesis.  Chapter 2.  In: Jeffrey EH. (Ed).  Human drug metabolism from molecular biology to man.  CRC Press, Boca Raton,

pp. 5-12.   

[xx]   Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Guengerich FP. (1994).  Metabolism and genotoxicity of dihaloalkanes.  Adv Pharmacol 27:211-236.

[xxi]  Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Cheever KL, Cholkis JM, et-Hawari AM et al. (1990).  Ethlyene dichloride: the influence of disulfiram or ethanol on oncogenicity, metabolism and DNA covalent binding in rats.  Fund Appl Toxicol 14(2):243-261.

[xxii]  Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Lapadula DM. (1991).  Induction of cytochrome P450 isozymes by simultaneous inhalation exposure of hens to n-hexane and methyl iso-butyl ketone (MiBK).  Biochem Pharmacol 41(6-7):877-883.

[xxiii]   Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Kocarek TA. (1991). Selective induction of cytochrome P450e by kepone (chlordecone) in primary clutures of adult rat hepatocytes, Mol Pharmacol 40(2):203-210. 

[xxiv]   Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Stresser DM and Kupfer D. (1997).  Catalytic characteristics of CYP3A4: requirement for a phenolic fuction in ortho hydroxylation of estradiol and mono-O-demethylated methoxychlor.  Biochem 36(8):2203-2210.

[xxv]  Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Vezina M, Kobusch AB, du Souich P et al. (1990).  Potentiation of chloroform induced hepatotoxicity by metyl isobuty ketone and two metabolites.  Can J Physiol Pharmacol 68(8):1055-1061.

[xxvi]   Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 215, citing: Hogan GK, Smith RG, and Cornish HH. (1976). Studies on the microsomal conversion of dichloromethane to carbon monoxide.  Toxicol App Pharmacol 37:112-119.  

[xxvii]  Levin, Buck, Environmental Nutrition, p. 214, citing: Levin W et al. (1982).  Oxidative metabolism of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to ultimate carcinogens.  Drug Metab Rev 13:555-580. 

[xxviii]   Winter, Poisons in Your Food, p. 5, citing: Howard J. Sanders, “Food Additives,” Chemical and Engineering News, October 17, 1966.  James L. Goddard, M.S., FDA Commissioner, tape-recorded interview with author, May, 1968.

[xxix]   Winter, Ruth, Poisons in Your Food, (Crown Pub., New York, 1969) p. 5, citing: Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Washington, D.C., fact booklet, 1967.

[xxx]   Cousens, Gabriel, M.D., Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, (North Atlantic Books, Berkley, CA.), p. xiv.

[xxxi]   Bragg, Paul C. N.D., PhD., The Miracle of Fasting, (Health Science, Santa Barbara, CA.), 1985, p. 61. 

[xxxii]  Mosseri, Albert. Le Jeune, Meilleur. Remede de la Nature. France: Aquarius, 1993. Cited in Boutenko, Victoria, Green for Life, p. 53.

[xxxiii]  Boutenko, Victoria, Green for Life, p. 53.

[xxxiv]   Airola, Paavo N.D., PhD., Juice Fasting, (Health Publishers, Phoenix, Arizona), 1971, p. 40.

[xxxv]   Airola, Juice Fasting, p. 39.

[xxxvi]  Airola, Juice Fasting, p. 40.

[xxxvii]  Airola, Juice Fasting, p. 38.

[xxxviii]   Airola, Juice Fasting, p. 63.

[xxxix]   Airola, Juice Fasting, p. 64.

[xl]   Airola, Paavo N.D., PhD., Juice Fasting, (Health Publishers, Phoenix, Arizona), 1971, p. 48.

[xli]   Meyerowitz, Steve, Juice Fasting and Detoxification, (Book Pub. Company, Summertown, TN), 1999, p.14.

[xlii]   Airola, Juice Fasting, p. 47.

[xliii]   Airola, Juice Fasting, p. 48.

[xliv]   Bragg, Paul C. N.D., PhD., The Miracle of Fasting, (Health Science, Santa Barbara, CA.), 1985. p. 75.

[xlv]   Buchinger, Otto H.F., M.D., About Fasting a Royal Road to Healing, (Thorsons Publishers Ltd., Wellingborough, Northamptonshire), 1961, 1983, p. 62. 

[xlvi]   Cott, Allan, M.D., Fasting: The Ultimate Diet, (Bantam Books, NY, N.Y.), 1976, 1980, p. 97.   

[xlvii]   Shelton, Herbert M., Fasting for Renewal of Life, (Natural Hygiene Press, Chicago, Illinois) 1978), p. 161.

[xlviii]   Shelton, Herbert M., Fasting for Renewal of Life, p. 162.

[xlix]   Hazzard, Linda Burfield, D.O., Scientific Fasting, the Ancient and Modern Key to Health, (Health Research, Mokelumne Hill, CA.),

1963, p. 183-4.  

[l]   Shelton, Herbert; Oswald, Jean, Fasting for the Health of It, (Nationwide Press, Pueblo, Colorado, 1983).

[li]   Shelton, and Oswald, Fasting for the Health of It, p. 212, citing: Dr. Benesh and Dr. McEachen.

[lii]   Shelton, and Oswald, Fasting for the Health of It, p. 211, citing: Dr. William Esser. 

[liii]   Shelton, Fasting for the Health of It, p. 213, citing: Dr. R. Gross.    

 E.  Healing with Chlorophyll 

     Why the use of Green Powders and have Green Smoothies and Ayurvedic Herbs and Vegan protein powder and a vegetarian, vegan, raw vegan (Living Foods) diet? 

     There are various reasons but chlorophyll is one of the reasons and has been used successfully in therapy for centuries before pharmaceutical companies came along. 

    1.  The Healing Power of Chlorophyll

     Gabriel Cousens, MD writes: “Primitive foods such as spirulina contain the highest food energy, the highest nutrient value, and use up the least amount of the planet’s resources. Spirulina is also a powerful alkalinizing and healing food. It is an excellent support for the healing of hypoglycemia, diabetes, chronic fatigue, anemia, ulcers, and for boosting the immune system. It has been shown to repair free radical damage. Researchers have found it to contain a tumor necrosis factor. The anti-cancer power of spirulina is significant enough that at Harvard Medical School they found extracts of spirulina were extremely effective in treating cancer in hamsters.”[i]

     “A study by Annand (a) and another by Yarushalmy and Hilleboe (b), showed in various countries that the higher the level of vegetable consumption, the lower the level of heart disorders.  Annand found that vegetable protein exerts a powerful protective action against arteriosclerosis in animal experiments.”[ii]   “A low fat diet, maintained for a period of up to 3 years, failed to lower either the mortality or morbidity of patients suffering from arteriosclerosis (a) whereas after a period of only 4 to 5 weeks a diet high in fresh vegetables caused a significant reduction in this affliction. (b)”[iii]

     There are numerous healing benefits are written about of chlorophyll from cereal grass that can be considered.  Here are a few of the many benefits and studies done on chlorophyll and related grasses. 

Chlorophyll for treating cancer

     Drs. F. Paloscia and G. Pollotten  used chlorophyll therapy with some success in the treatment of tuberculosis emphysema.[iv]   Cancer [v]  [vi]  [vii]  patients seem to have benefited to some degree from chlorophyll therapy, although results are inconclusive.

     A Dr. Mahnaz Badamchian of the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, George Washing Univ., Medical Center found that Anti-tumor properties of barley leaf extract (BLE) on human prostrate, breast and melanoma cancer to significantly reduced.  Badamchian states, this “could provide a novel nutritional approach to the treatment or prevention of cancer and present a potential breakthrough in cancer research.”[viii]

     A study on wheat grass showed that it caused the inhibition of Carcinogens.  “These results are of interest for two reasons: first, the inhibition of activation of potent carcinogens is quite strong at a reasonably low level of extract and second, the wheat sprout extract is nontoxic even at high levels while most known inhibitors are toxic at medium to high levels.”[ix]      

Chlorophyll is non-toxic                                                  

     Can there be such a beneficial tonic, completely safe, without side reactions?  Toxicity studies [x] [xi]  [xii]  have shown that chlorophyll is absolutely non-toxic when administered parenterally (intravenous or intramuscular) or by mouth to animal and humans.       Rev. Gastroentology;  American Journal Surgery;  Am. J. Med. Soc.

Calcium is as good as milk

     Greens such as kale, broccoli, and Bok choy are as good as milk in terms of calcium absorbability.[xiii] 

                 Environmental Nutrition

                 The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Chlorophyll has no toxicity

     “In hundreds of experiments and trials on humans and animals, chlorophyll therapy has always been shown to have no toxic side effects.  Not just low toxicity.  NO toxicity – whether ingested, injected or rubbed onto a surface.  This fact alone makes chlorophyll one of the most unique therapeutic substances known to medical science.”[xiv]  

Chlorophyll heals wounds

     “Chlorophyll heals wounds … stimulates repair of damaged tissues and inhibits growth of bacteria.  Medical literature is replete with reports demonstrating these effects.  Surface wounds and sores due to surgery, compound fractures, osteomyelitis (bone inflammation), decubitus (bed sores), and routine cuts and scrapes all show fast and dramatic improvement with the topical use of chlorophyll.  Chlorophyll therapy has saved limbs from amputation.”[xv]  “D.H. Collings proved that chlorophyll therapy has a shorter healing time of wounds, shorter than with vitamin D, sulfanilamide, penicillin, or no treatment.”[xvi]

Burns heal faster

     “Burns caused by heat, chemicals, and radiation heal faster with chlorophyll therapy, whether or not they are infected, chlorophyll was used to prolong the survival of skin grafts before the development of immune-suppressing drugs which are now used.”[xvii]

Peptic Ulcers heal faster

     “Chlorophyll has also been shown to be extremely effective in speeding the healing of peptic ulcers, wounds

which develop internally in the gastrointestinal tract.  Several studies document the use of chlorophyll in the treatment of ulcers resistant to more conventional therapies.  The results are quite impressive.  In the Offenkrantz study, 20 of the 27 patients with chronic ulcers were relieved of pain and other symptoms in 24 to 27 hours.  Complete healing of damaged tissues, as demonstrated by X-ray examination, occurred in 20 of 24 cases within two to seven weeks.  These reports included case descriptions of dramatic recoveries from severe, long-standing problems.”[xviii]

Promotes Regularity

     “Chlorophyll tended to ‘promote regularity’ in the patients studied.  According to several investigators, chlorophyll did not act simply to stimulate bowel activity, as does a laxative.  Rather, it promoted bowel regularity, stimulating bowel action only when the action was sluggish.”[xix] 

Anti-inflammatory activities

     “Japanese researchers have discovered a protein – P4-D1 – in barley grass juice that seems to protect cells from ultraviolet radiation and a specific carcinogen.  This was said to be a result of the stimulation of DNA repair by this protein.  Both the protein and another in barley grass juice – D1-G1 – have been shown to have anti-inflammatory activity when injected into lab animals.  In addition, both these barley compounds are remarkably free from side effects.”[xx]

Prevents Liver from Making ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

     Dr. Asaf Qureshi was a food consultant with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, did a study (1977) in which he “isolated an active compound in barley that suppressed the liver’s ability to make cholesterol.  This inhibitor is called tocotrienol – or Inhibitor 1, and two other inhibitors were found.  These were found present in barley, rye and oats. All three inhibitors in barley deactivate an enzyme in the liver needed to make cholesterol.  And they suppressed the liver’s ability to make LDL, the ‘bad’ cholesterol which clogs the arteries, yet the ‘good’ cholesterol, HDL levels, remained intact.  These three inhibitors in barley are also found in lesser amounts in other grains and vegetables.  There is a cholesterol pill (Mevacor or lovastatin) that blocks an enzyme in the liver that stimulates the bad cholesterol (LDL) output.”[xxi]  

Relieves Chronic Constipation

     In a study, “Israeli scientists tried substituting barley flour for wheat flour in biscuits and scones and gave them to 19 patients suffering from chronic constipation.  Each patient was asked to eat three of the four barley biscuits a day.  Fifteen of them (79%) became completely free of constipation, had less gas and abdominal pain, and quit taking laxatives.  When they were deprived of these barley foods, virtually all the group became constipated and went back to laxatives within a month.”[xxii]

Gluten Allergies

     There is no gluten in barley grass and it can be used safely by people with gluten intolerance (celiac disease).  Also, the “chlorophyll in barley grass dilutes and enhances the elimination of gluten from the digestive system, according to one expert.  According to John Heinerman, certain allergy specialists in southern California have been recommending green barley-juice powder, mixed with distilled water, to many of their gluten-sensitive patients.”[xxiii]    

    2.  Chlorophyll a Brief History

     Chlorophyll heals and cleanses all our organs and destroys man of our internal enemies, like pathogenic bacteria, fungus, cancer cells,[xxiv] and others.  “Chlorophyll has been proven helpful in preventing and healing many forms of cancer[xxv] and arteriosclerosis.”[xxvi]  Chlorophyll has a long history and many advocates. 

     The following article by Jacob Handel, “Chlorophyll Supporter of all Human and Animal Life,”[xxvii]  (Hippocrates Institute magazine, “Healing Our World”, FL, 2010), is an excellent historical overview of chlorophyll.  There are many other journal studies and facts on chlorophyll, some related in this book which expand on this brief history.   

     It is known that “chlorophyll is a green pigment found in all plants, algae and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae).  Vital for photosynthesis, chlorophyll allows plants to obtain energy from light by converting the sun’s rays into chemical energy.  Since all life on earth – with the exception of some bacteria – is supported by the sun, photosynthesis is a fundamental and essential process. 

     “In addition to its critical role in photosynthesis, chlorophyll is also a great indicator of the health attributes of foods.  The deeper the green color of a plant food, the richer the food is in chlorophyll – and the more abundant the food is in health-building qualities.  Foods rich in chlorophyll can play a role in blood production[xxviii] and protection from cancer[xxix] [xxx]  and radiation.[xxxi] [xxxii]  Chlorophyll also has many therapeutic uses.  Among these are wound healing,[xxxiii]  intestinal regularity,[xxxiv]  reducing cholesterol,[xxxv]  detoxification and deodorization.   Chlorophyll is an especially unique way to address these issues because, through hundreds of experiments and trials on humans and test animals, chlorophyll therapy has always been shown to have no toxicity (absolutely zero toxic side effects) – whether ingested, injected or rubbed onto your skin.[xxxvi]

      “Chlorophyll is built around a structure known as a porphyrin ring, which is common to a variety of natural organic molecules.  Chief among these is hemoglobin, the substance in human and animal blood which carries oxygen from the lungs to the other tissues and cells of the body.  When looking at the structures of heme (the oxygen carrying portion of hemoglobin), it’s easy to see their similarities.  The main difference between them is the porphyrin ring of hemoglobin is built around iron (Fe) and the porphyrin ring of chlorophyll is built around magnesium (Mg).  Verdel first suggested the chemical similarity between hemoglobin and chlorophyll in 1855.[xxxvii]

     “The similarity was specifically demonstrated in the early 1920’s.  Over the following twenty years, much research was done on inter-convertibility of the two substances in the body. While the process isn’t quite as simple as substituting the magnesium molecule in chlorophyll with an iron molecule to turn it into hemoglobin, there is evidence of the blood-building characteristics of chlorophyll-rich foods.  Studies supporting the correlation date as far back as the 1920’s. 

1926: Research suggested a relationship between the chlorophyll component pheophytin and hemoglobin generation.[xxxviii]

1933: Studies indicated that feeding chlorophyll-rich foods to rats triggered the regeneration of red blood cells.[xxxix]  Researchers demonstrated that this effect was not due to the iron or copper in the green foods. 

1934: Dr. Rothemund discovered that porphyrins from chlorophyll stimulated the synthesis of red blood cells in a variety of animals when fed in small doses.[xl]  

1936: Drs. Hughes and Latner performed a study involving anemic rabbits. They fed the rabbits several doses and forms of chlorophyll.  The doctors found that extremely small doses of purified chlorophyll or large doses of “a crude chlorophyll extract” produced “a very favorable effect on hemoglobin regeneration.”  The researchers went on to suggest, “the chlorophyll is acting as a physiological stimulant of the bone marrow and is not really concerned with the actual chemistry of regeneration of the porphyrin.”[xli]  This study shows that chlorophyll found in food or very small purified amounts of chlorophyll may stimulate the synthesis of red blood cells in the bone marrow

1936: Dr. Arthur Patek conducted a study in which fifteen patients with iron-deficiency anemia were fed different amounts of chlorophyll along with iron.  Iron alone had already been shown to reverse this condition, but Patek demonstrated that when chlorophyll and iron were given together the number of red blood cells and level of blood hemoglobin increased faster than with iron alone.  As stated by Dr. Patek, “This study may serve to encourage the use of a diet ample in greenstuffs and protein foods, for it must be that over a long space of time favorably nutritious elements are absorbed which aid the blood reserve and which furnish building stones for the heme pigments necessary to the formation of hemoglobin.”[xlii]  [xliii]

1970:  Research indicates that some porphyrins (ringed structures in heme and chlorophyll) stimulate the synthesis of globin (the protein portion of the hemoglobin molecule).  This could partially explain the effect of chlorophyll on hemoglobin synthesis.[xliv]

     “While the complex physiological processes involved in generating blood aren’t completely understood, the parts of the process relating to nutrition are well defined.  Essential nutrients for the maintenance of healthy blood include iron, copper, calcium, and vitamins C, B-12, K, A, folic acid, and pyridoxine, among others.  Many of these blood-building components are found in chlorophyll rich foods such as cereal glasses (wheat, oats, barley, etc.) and dark green vegetables. 

     “Young cereal plants absorb and synthesize vitamin K, vitamin C, folic acid, pyridoxine, iron, calcium and protein for their growth and development.  These very same nutrients are essential to the generation and utilization of hemoglobin in humans and animals.”[xlv]        


Protection from Cancer

     “Scientific evidence has shown that chlorophyll and the nutrients found in green foods offer protection against toxic chemicals and radiation.  In 1980, Dr. Chiu Nan Lai at the University of Texas Medical Center reported that extracts of wheatgrass and other green vegetables inhibit the cancer-causing effects of two mutagens (benzopyrene and methylcholanthrene).[xlvi]  The more chlorophyll in the vegetable, the greater the protection from the carcinogen. 

     “Chlorophyll can reduce the ability of carcinogens to cause gene mutations, as shown in several laboratory studies.  Chlorophyll-rich plant extracts, as well as water solutions of a chlorophyll derivative (chloropyllin), dramatically inhibit the carcinogenic effects of common dietary and environmental chemicals.[xlvii] [xlviii]

Protection from Radiation

     “Green vegetables provide protection from radiation damage in test animals.  This information has been reported in scientific literature dating back to the early 1950’s.  Early reports showed that certain vegetables significantly reduced mortality in rats exposed to lethal doses of X-rays.[xlix]  Dark green broccoli offered more protection than the lighter green cabbage.  In the later study, the same vegetables were shown to reduce the damage caused by radiation.[l]  These protective effects were more pronounced when even darker green vegetables such as mustard greens and alfalfa leaves were used.  When two or more of the green vegetables were fed together, the positive resistance to radiation was greatest. 

Chlorophyll vs. Chlorophyllin

     “Chlorophyllin is a semi-synthetic sodium/copper derivative of chlorophyll.  It has been used for over 50 years as a food additive and alternative medicine because it has a longer shelf life than natural chlorophyll and it cost less than some forms of natural chlorophyll.  A 2005 study was

conducted in the Netherlands to compare the effects of chlorophyll and chlorophyllin.  Human diets high in red meats and low in green vegetables are associated with colon cancer.  Such a diet was simulated in rats using dietary heme.  The heme, simulating the red meat rich – and green vegetable lacking – diet of many people, caused a staggering increase in cytotoxicty (>50-fold increase, measured in fecal water), a nearly 100% increase in proliferation of colonocytes and almost complete inhibition of exfoliation of the colonocytes.  The study found that chlorophyll, but not water-soluble chlorophyllins, completely prevented these heme-induced effects. 

     “While chlorophyllin has exhibited some of the same benefits as natural chlorophyll, this study shows that the natural option has an overwhelming advantage in at least one application.  The best way to incorporate more natural chlorophyll in your diet and reap all its wonderful health benefits is through green foods.  When you eat fresh, organic, chlorophyll-rich foods and drink their juices, you’re getting the best of the best.  Growing your own cereal grassed and juicing those costs pennies and these foods are the richest in chlorophyll.”[li]    

  3.  What are Green Food Supplements?

     Green food supplements are one of the keys to health and healing nowadays it is a much easier and more efficient way to get greens into your diet in an optimum way.  An article on the web by Mark Timon, C.S. (clinical nutrition)[lii]  the founder of Vibrant Health company which was one of the first to sell green powders, wrote about green foods and what they are about. 

     “I think it might be helpful to establish a definition of ‘green foods’ at the outset. Thirty plus years ago “green food” included only chlorophyll supplements.  Later, wheat grass, barley grass, and their powders and juices expanded

our understanding of green foods. Continuing up to today, a greater variety of nutritional raw materials derived from plants has become available as our industry has evolved.  There are more new ones each year.

     As a consequence, the definition of green foods can include, but is not necessarily limited to, all cereal grass (e.g. wheat, barley, oat, kamut, etc.) whole leaf powders, juice, and juice powders, green algae (e.g. chlorella), blue-green algae (e.g. spirulina), alfalfa, fresh water plants such as Hydrilla verticillata, and any other vegetable that is green.  Okra, green beans, green peas, spinach, broccoli, kudzu, parsley, and zucchini are part of this list, as well as sprouts grown from their seeds. 

     Green food supplements, if properly formulated, can provide astonishing nutrient density. They can, in effect, return our dietary intake to something more closely approximating the richness of our ancestral, Paleolithic diet.  (In the past everything was organic and industrial pollutants did not exist, way back in Paleolithic times thousands of years ago.)  The import of this is significant, for few aspects of human biochemistry can function properly if trace nutrients are undersupplied, thereby making it harder to deal with the gluttonous portions of fat and carbohydrate present in modern diets. 

            The appeal lies in the simple fact that green foods are incredibly nutritious, with an actual power to heal.  If each cell receives what it needs to function fully and efficiently, then the human body can, in many cases, re-establish normal biochemistry.  Depending on the individual, the results might be a noticeable improvement in endurance, or faster recovery from exercise, to the eradication of a disease.  Although green foods are usually not promoted as therapeutic supplements, the good ones will end up being so simply because they give the body what it needs to correct its own

dysfunctions.  The body heals itself, after all.  Consumers are discovering these real benefits, and passing on the good news.”[liii]     

     4.  Sulforaphane Greens – IOGOPK  

     In the following Orthomolecular section of Sulforaphane as a Treatment for Covid-19 it goes into the properties and studies on it, citing 20 studies on it.  Sulforaphane is found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and kale.  It is involved in protecting the plant from insect predators.  It activates the Nrf2 anti-inflammatory pathway, is a potent anti-bacterial agent, has anti-cancer properties and has been shown to have antiviral properties.  Studies have show that sulforaphane reduces viral load in the nose, increases NK cell production, displays antiviral activity against H1N1 Influenza virus and more.  It is especially beneficial in the elderly.  Animal and in vitro studies have shown that sulforaphane can mitigate the inflammatory damage to the lungs. Sulforaphane is a natural ingredient and is a functional food; it is one of the elements found in plants, especially in micro-greens.  

     Broccoli sprouts contain the highest levels of precursors to sulforaphane, yet care must be taken because it can be destroyed by heat.  Sulforaphane has been shown to be safe for consumption and is commercially available.  Green tea is another ingredient that is effective as an antioxidant! 

   Microgreens are one of the best sources for broccoli sprouts and thus sulforaphane.   It takes a special process to grow and process these without heat, which would destroy them.   The company IOGOPK does this and creates a functional food that can be used in both health and healing. 

     A Microgreen is the second stage in the four-stage growth cycle of a vegetable which includes:  1. Sprout; 2. Micro; 3.

Baby; 4. Mature.  Microgreens help fight viral infections like COVID-19, primarily because of the sulfur compound in them:  Sulforaphane.

Indoor Organic Gardens of Poughkeepsie

     There is one company that specializes in Microgreens in the U.S.:  IOGOPK – Indoor Organic Gardens of Poughkeepsie.  They are on Main Street in Poughkeepsie, New York.  The following section is taken from their website:   

The compelling characteristics of a Microgreen include:

·         Flavor: Very distinct and intense flavor to enhance a meal especially Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Meat, Fish, Pasta, and much more. 

·         Garnish:  Colorful, enhances and accents the presentation of fine food.

·         Nutrition: Known by experts as a “Super Food” where 1 oz of Red Cabbage at the Microgreen stage contains the same Nutrition as 40 oz of Mature Cabbage. Thus, the cost per unit of nutrition in Micro form is not only a fraction of the cost in the mature form, eating 1 oz of Microgreens is somewhat more practical than 40 oz of mature Cabbage.

·         Vitamin absorption: is something that anyone taking supplements should pay special attention to. Not only will it affect the usefulness of the vitamins being consumed, it will also result in either no benefits or many benefits. It’s not just about vitamin absorption, it’s about all the nutrients you may take in a supplement.

The compelling characteristics of IOGP Microgreens:

1.      Organic: No Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides, non-GMO, Chemical Fertilizer

2.      Live:  Harvested and Dehydrated Immediately at Room temp without compromising live components of the plant.

3.      High Density Micronutrients:  51,600 IU/100g Vitamin A, beta carotene.  Freshly picked Mature Broccoli has 623 IU/100g.

4.      Availability: Harvested every day year around.

5.      Shelf Life (Powder): More than several months if kept in airtight container.

6.      Pure Veggies:  Zero additives, fillers or emulsifiers.

7.      Small Dosage: 1 tsp per day, 25 tsp/ounce. 

8.      Convenience:  Sprinkle on any prepared food prior to consuming.

9.      Sulforaphane: You MUST learn about SULFORAPHANE!!!

     What is Sulforaphane:  Sulforaphane is a compound within the isothiocyanate group of organosulfur compounds. It is obtained from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbages. It is produced when the enzyme myrosinase transforms glucoraphanin, a glucosinolate, into sulforaphane upon damage to the plant, which allows the two compounds to mix and react.  Sulforaphane is a powerful activator of the NRF2 pathway, which is important because the NRF2 pathway regulates and affects the expression of over 200 genes including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory genes and genes that

inactivate harmful compounds.  Sulforaphane also has potent cancer preventative effects, as well as effects that likely influence cardiovascular disease.  In short it fights viral infections like COVID-19. 

     There are many benefits of microgreens, too many to get into but for the Covid-19 problem; 1.  Promotes Detoxification; antiviral; combats bacterial and fungal infections; combats inflammation and other reasons.  The Organic Microgreen Powder IOGP Value Proposition

     The World in general is in Crisis regarding diminished availability of Absorbable Nutrition, especially Micronutrients. The IOGP Model offers an Effective and Efficient Solution.  (Some reasons for this follow.)

1.      FRESH: Once a vegetable is harvested it immediately begins to decompose (rot). This decomposition process diminishes the Micronutrient values similar to an open container of carbonated beverage going “flat” over time.

2.      ORGANIC: Compelling research, and common sense, demonstrates that Vegetables grown with the assistance of Chemicals contain significant amounts of these Chemicals. “You are what you eat applies to Plants also”! Herbicides for weeds (Roundup), Pesticides for bugs (Deet), Fertilizer for Nutrients, Genetically Modified Seeds (GMO). While these additives significantly enhance crop yields, they were not meant for Human Consumption.

3.      SYNTHETIC: As much as 90% of the Nutrition Supplements consumed in the form of Powder, Pills, Food Additives and Liquids are reported to be Synthetic. This means that the elements (Hydrogen, Carbon, etc) were extracted from dead, non-organic material, typically a Hydro Carbon rich source such as Coal Tar and re-constructed chemically to “look” like a Nutrient. (Vitamin C, E, A, etc). In fact, the Human Body knows the difference and doesn’t accept the Nutrient as natural which diminishes the Absorption, Bioavailability and more.

     Arguably petroleum was at one time an organic material (250 million years ago) and does contain the basic ingredients, H and C but little resemblance to the original Organic form including living enzymes, co factor’s, phytonutrients and more.

4.  BIOAVAILABILITY: This is the term that relates to the proportion of an ingested ingredient that is available and absorbed into a life system and utilized for beneficial outcomes. A synthetic ingredient is said to have diminished bioavailability compared to a totally natural and organic ingredient because it lacks the co factors, phytonutrients, enzymes, etc.

5.  ABSORPTION: Coupled with Bioavailability, this is the portion of an ingested ingredient that finds its way into the blood stream. A critical factor in this process is what part of the body is the ingredient exposed, to be absorbed. This is why studies reveal that ingredients ingested in the mouth and exposed to that area have significantly higher absorption rates than if taken as a pill. Pills are reported to have as little as a 10% absorption rate.

6.  DEHYDRATION: Because our Proprietary drying process is completed within 24 hours of harvest at room temperature, there is little diminishment of living absorption enhancing ingredients or nutrients as there is in a “freeze dry” or “heat” drying process

7.  MICRONUTRIENT DENSITY: How many units of Micronutrients are available per quantity of ingredient? IOGP Broccoli powder has 51,600 IU/100g (3.5 oz) of Vitamin A, beta carotene. (Eurofins Lab analysis) Fresh Raw Mature Broccoli contains 623 IU/100g. (USDA) This means you would need to consume 82.8 times the Mature Stage Broccoli. One ounce of Powder equals more than Five pounds of Mature Fresh Organic Raw Broccoli.

8.  Dosage for IOGP Vegetable Powder:  Low:   ½ tsp 2 times daily. For introductory levels, especially where the user is not accustomed to even modest levels of Micronutrients (Vitamins and Minerals) sourced from Fresh, Organic, High Density, Living Vegetables. Also, for maintenance where the Immune System is Strong and good health prevails.

Medium:  1 tsp 2 times daily. Where the person has some minor to moderate Health Issues like a Cold, Aches and Pains, Headaches, Skin Disorder, Lack of Energy, etc.

High:   1 tsp, 3 times daily. For folk’s with Chronic Disease such as Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, Low Energy, Inflammation, more severe Skin Disorder, or just want a more robust Micronutrient intake.

Risks:  For higher doses, tell your Dr that you are increasing your intake of Vegetables substantially. 1 tsp of IOGP Broccoli Powder = 3.5 oz (1 cup) of Freshly harvested, Raw, Organic, Mature Broccoli.  Plus, it is extremely absorbable as Organic, Living, Fresh, and Bioavailable. Expect mild diarrhea symptoms initially if dosage is excessive.  There are many Health Clinics that use similar Vegetable ingredients for Colonic Cleansing which is considered extremely healthy. Each ounce is roughly 25 tsp.

     Chronic diseases are ongoing, generally incurable illnesses or conditions, such as heart disease, asthma, cancer, diabetes, dementia, etc. These diseases are often preventable, and certainly more manageable through improved diet. Many have suggested a Vegetable Heavy diet may even improve or reverse Chronic Disease in some cases.  IOGP Vegetable Powder addresses the Fundamental Issue of Access, Convenience, Effectiveness and Efficiency of Immune System Support.

     IOGP, LLC does not claim that this product Prevents, Treats or Cures any Condition or Disease.  This is a product sourced solely from Fresh, Certified Organic, Living Microgreen Stage Vegetables available year around. 

Drug Studies and Sulforaphane

    Currently there are no science-based, over the counter interventions available to address the coronavirus pandemic.  Numerous conventional drugs are in development but are not expected to reach the market for at least 18 months.  Some drugs may contain Sulforaphane (a natural ingredient) along with other chemicals in their clinical trials in patients with COVID-19.   One such company is, Therapeutic Solutions International.  They are developing a drug that contains Sulforaphane and three other ingredients/chemicals.  It did a preclinical study, a Pilot Clinical Trial in Healthy Volunteers and they found positive results.  This data supports further investigation clinical development of the drug or possible supplement; QuadraMune in trials of COVID-19 patients and patients at risk of developing COVID-19. 

    In their study they emphasize that; Sulforaphane protects Lungs.  It protects lungs from damage by activating Nrf2 gene.  It suppresses death of lung cells and if death occurs in lung cells, it stimulates fluid called surfactant to clear debris.  It stimulates production of growth factors and prevents scar tissue formation.  A common consequence of lung inflammation is long term fibrosis (scar).  

     Sulforaphane is a natural ingredient and is a functional food. It is found in micro-greens at the highest and safest levels.  Using the micro-greens powder from the company, IOGOPK is a better solution because the micro-greens are the first stage of growth which is the best stage, better than the mature broccoli plant that companies use, like the one above. 

F.  Sprouted Grains: Fungus, Mold & Virus  

     Fungus, mold and virus have a strong connection in eating grains since the grains support these types of micro-organisms.  The yeast/fungi/ mold-stimulating foods are dead foods that feed bacteria and virus.  This part of the diet needs to be addressed for Covid-19, since this is a whole group that has a lot of connections biochemically.   

     1.  Grain Problems  

     Grains grown in a farm setting have only been around for the last 10,000 years, since the agricultural revolution.  Our original gene structure is not designed for grain products, that’s why different grains give us so many health problems.  A vegan diet cuts out animal products and a raw vegan diet cuts out all or most grain products, if not sprouted.  Grains in the past were used as animal foods.  The raw food movement uses minimal grains or no grains at all, unless they are sprouted.  This is a difference between being a vegan and a raw vegan.

     Most raw food writers and chefs, in the 1990 to 2005 publications emphasized no grains for the raw vegan diet including:

Gabriel Cousens,[liv]  Doug Graham,[lv]  David Wolfe,[lvi] Victoria Boutenko,[lvii] Rhio,[lviii]  Chad Sarno,[lix] Juliano,[lx] Nomi Shannon,[lxi]  Elizabeth Baker,[lxii]  Frederic Patenaude,[lxiii] Brenda Cobb,[lxiv] Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein,[lxv]  Shazzie,[lxvi]  Alex Ferrara,[lxvii]  Elaine Love,[lxviii]  Igor Boutenko,[lxix] Sergei and Valya Boutenko,[lxx]  Julie Wandling.[lxxi]  Paul Nison,[lxxii]  Stephen Arlin,[lxxiii]   Robert Young,[lxxiv]  Brian Clement,[lxxv]  Anna Maria Clement,[lxxvi]  Cherie Soria,[lxxvii]  James Tibbetts,[lxxviii]  Brigitte Mars,[lxxix]  James Levin,  Natalie Cederquist,[lxxx]  Jeremy Safron & Renee Underkoffler,[lxxxi]   Rita Romano,[lxxxii]  Annie Padden Jubb and David Jubb,[lxxxiii]  Jeremy Safron,[lxxxiv]   Elysa Markowitz,[lxxxv]  Johann Schnitzer[lxxxvi]  Charlotte Gerson[lxxxvii]  Jameth Dina,[lxxxviii]  George Malkmus,[lxxxix]  Ronda Malkmus.[xc]   Alissa Cohen, Roe Gallo, Harvey Diamond, Marilyn Diamond.[xci]  Melissa Diane Smith (a nutritionist has a whole book on the ill effects of grains in a diet).[xcii] ”    

     Some believe that too much food from grains (starches, cereals) burden the digestion, cause acidosis and impure blood, arthritis, cancer, other metabolic problems and are considered to be the chief factors in skin disorders.  One health author, Ross Horne, cites, “Some doctors, who had spent their entire careers in the study of degenerative diseases, were specifically opposed to the use of cereals as suitable foods in the human diet.”[xciii]

     Dr. Vivian Virginia Vetrano, a raw fooder since the early 70’s, sums up the problems with grains: ‘We all know that people can live on them, but the question is, can people actually be superbly healthy by partaking of grains, especially a lot of them?  The answer is no.  A diet of pure grains is acid-forming, and it does not supply the proper proportion of the alkaline minerals to balance the acidic ones.’”[xciv]    

     Dr. Gabriel Cousens notes: “Grains constitute the next class of yeast/fungi/mold-stimulating foods after the high-sugar foods and fruits in particular.  Research shows that stored grains ferment in ninety days.  Within that time many mycotoxins are produced.  In essence, stored grains are a mycotoxic hazard.  A correlation was found between 112 patients with esophageal cancer and eating of stored grains (Cancer, 1987).  There was a particular risk factor for stomach cancer among Scandinavian and German men eating stored grains reported in The Fungal/Mycotoxin Etiology of Human Disease, vol. 2.  Stored potatoes also represent a mycotoxic risk.  The black spots on them are caused by the fungi aspergillums and fusarium, which produce the mycotoxins aflatoxin and fumosium.  Some grains are not stored and therefore are not a mycotoxin hazard.  These include pelt, amaranth, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, and wild rice.  Buckwheat is often thought of as a seed, but it is actually classified as a grain.”[xcv]   

     Dr. Cousens concludes, “Grains do not rot like fruit, but they do ferment. This fermentation is the mixture of starch, sugar, and sometimes yeast.  The result of these products is alcohol and gas.  The alcohol is a mycotoxic by-product and can create what we refer to by the phrase ‘food drunk.’  Alcohol is a protoplasmic poison, which means that it has a negative effect on any cell in the body.  Grains generally have been associated with a series of problems:  allergies, asthma, gluten and gliadin intolerance, digestive disturbances, yeast infections, various mucous and congestive conditions, and several types of arthritis.  These are, of course, linked with mycosis [process of making mycotoxins], either directly by eating grains, or indirectly through eating the animals that feed on them and drinking the animal’s milk.”[xcvi]

     In the book, Going Against the Grain, it notes: “Many nutritionists recommend whole grains in place of refined grains, and at first thought, this sounds like good dietary advice.  On paper at least, whole grains contain more nutrients.  They also have more blood sugar-regulating fiber.  Because of that fiber, they generally rank lower on the glycemic index and offer more protection against Type 2 diabetes and heart disease than refined grains.[xcvii]  [xcviii]  (citing[xcix])   However, whole grains have numerous nutritional shortcomings that make these foods far less beneficial to health than they’ve been made out to be.  Their key nutritional downfalls include high carbohydrate content, anti-nutrients that impair the absorption of minerals such as calcium, iron, and zinc, and lectins that wreak havoc with intestinal and immune function.  The more that whole grains are eaten, the more their nutritional shortcomings aggravate body function and lead to serious head problems.  Ironically, many people switch from a high-refined grain diet to a high whole-grain diet in a search for better health but actually set themselves up for conditions such as bone problems, iron-deficiency anemia, and autoimmune conditions.’”[c]

   2.  Sprouted Grains

     Sprouting brings grains alive, they become living foods and not dormant or dead foods.  Let me cite a few experts on this topic.  Brenda Cobb notes: ‘Let’s talk about the difference in raw and Living Foods.  Raw foods are those picked off trees or vines, such as apples, berries, cucumbers, avocados, squash, tomatoes and bananas, etc.  Living Foods are beans, grains, nuts, and seeds that have been soaked and sprouted.  When the sprout comes out of the grain, seed or berry, it becomes a “Living Food,” full of life and increased nutritional value.  Ann Wigmore made the point about this being the Living Foods Lifestyle.’”[ci] 

     Gabriel Cousens, MD, a leading raw food expert, gives a good insight into the scientific basis for soaking and sprouting: “In the Conscious Eating Kitchen (his facilities kitchen), all of the nuts, seeds and grains we use are sprouted and/or soaked.  Soaking and sprouting serve several important functions.  First, nutrients begin to be broken down into their simplified form.  For example, proteins begin the process of breaking down into amino acids, carbohydrates into simple sugars, fats into fatty acids, while minerals chelate or combine with proteins.  This significantly improves digestion and assimilation, and it is why soaked or sprouted foods are considered predigested.”[cii]  

     “Second, the actual content of nutrients dramatically increases during soaking and sprouting process.  Proteins, vitamins, enzymes, and minerals increase 300 to 1200%.  For example, zinc present in alfalfa sprouts increases from approximately 6.8 mg per 100 grams of seed to 18 mg per 100 grams dried weight in the sprout.  One cup of alfalfa sprouts provides twice the US RDA for zinc.  Enzyme inhibitors, phytic and oxalic acids, and mineral chelates are washed away during the soaking and sprouting process.  These chemicals function as natural defenses against bacterial, fungal, insect and animal predators in the growing process of the plant, but many interfere with digestion and assimilation when consumed.  Finally, chlorophyll develops in the sprouts as they turn green.”[ciii]  

     Learning to sprout regular seeds like alfalfa seeds is an easy way to learn how to sprout.  Sprouting is considered a superfood and is a part of a raw vegan or Living Foods lifestyle.  One raw fooder, Steve Meyerowitz is known as the Sproutman and has written a book on Sprouts the Miracle Food,[civ] and he sells a sprouting machine that sprouts seeds and other foods automatically.  There are others that have different approaches but it is all about bringing the dormant grain products and other foods Alive! 

     The yeast/fungi/ mold-stimulating foods are dead foods that feed bacteria and virus.  With a virus its best to avoid dormant grains and eat sprouted grains!  Eat primarily vegetables and fruits with a vegan or raw vegan diet.

   3.  Biogenic and Bioactive foods

     Gabriel Cousens, MD states in Spiritual Nutrition, “For those with major degenerative diseases it is best that the more Live-Foods, eaten the better, the more biogenic and bioactive foods consumed the better.”[cv]  “Sprouts are alkaline-producing and energy-charged.  They are high in enzymes, predigested complete proteins, chelated minerals, nucleic acids, vitamins, RNA, and DNA, and B12.  The process of soaking is used because it activates the proteases, which neutralize the enzyme inhibitors that keep the seeds, legumes, and grains from germinating at the wrong time.  Germinating and sprouting increase the enzyme content by six to twenty times.  Plant hormones are also activated and phytates are split off, and there is a tremendous increase in metabolic activity.  Starches are broken down into simple sugars, proteins are predigested into easily assimilated free amino acids, and fats are broken down into soluble fatty acids.  Vitamin and mineral content increase with sprouting; this was one of the clues of the phenomenon of biological transmutation.”[cvi]         

     “They are the highest class of foods because they are biogenic, in other words a cell-renewing and life-generating food.  These are the most life-generating, high-energy type of foods.  These biogenic foods have the capacity to generate a totally new organism.  It is the life force of these foods that is transferred to people and aids their healing and regeneration.”[cvii]

     “The second category is bioactive foods.  These are foods that are capable of sustaining and slightly enhancing an already healthy life force.  Bioactive foods include fresh, unprocessed, raw fruits and vegetables.”

     “The third category is biostatic foods.  These foods are neither life-sustaining nor life-generating; they diminish the quality of body functioning.  They are life-slowing foods that slowly increase the process of aging.  These are cooked foods and foods that, although raw, are no longer fresh.”

     “The fourth category is called bioacidic, or life-destroying foods.  These are foods that have gone through many processes and refinements and are full of additives and preservatives.  They rapidly break down life function.”

     “In their whole state, live foods have more enzymes, bioelectrical energy, bioluminescence, bioactive electrons, bio-photons, phytonutrients, higher SOEF energy patterns, and life force energy in general.  When we eat live foods, we are consuming the living energy of the planet and fully immersing ourselves in the full energy of food as a Love note from God.”[cviii]     


 G.  Living Foods Diet for the Virus and Flu

      1. Live-Food or Raw Vegan Approach

     A Living Foods approach versus a dead foods approach is all about life and living to the full, which can only be fully achieved on Living Foods.  The nutritional approach is a raw vegan diet that ranges from 80/20 to 100% raw.  The 80/20 means 80% raw and 20% cooked foods, on average.  There are thousands of choices of dishes that can be simply made from raw fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds.  These can easily supply all of one’s nutritional needs.  This leads a person into living foods, or Live-Food.  Living foods are foods that are alive and have all the enzymes, nutrients and cellular structures still alive and not dead or dying.  The body grows and matures optimally on living foods not dead foods.    

     What is the difference between raw foods and Living Foods?  A leading Live-Food promoter Brenda Cobb explains it this way:  “Let’s talk about the difference between raw and Living Foods.  Raw foods are those picked off trees or vines, such as apples, berries, cucumbers, avocados, squash, tomatoes and bananas, etc.  Living Foods are beans, grains, nuts, and seeds that have been soaked and sprouted.  When the sprout comes out of the grain, seed or berry, it becomes a ‘Living Food,’ full of life and increased nutritional value.  Ann Wigmore made the distinction between raw and Living Foods, and promoted the Living Foods Lifestyle.”[cix] 

     2. Living Foods versus dead foods

     Living Foods avoid the stimulant highs and depressant lows (Sugar, coffee, caffeinated tea, soda, rich foods, overeating, alcohol, etc.)

Living Foods are easier to prepare and digest.

Living Foods are much easier to clean up after.

Living Foods help the body to achieve a normal weight.

Living Foods restore the natural appestat (appetite control). 

Living Foods do not cause or support degenerative diseases. 

Living Foods help a person feel better and have more energy.

Living Foods provide the highest nutrient count per calorie.

Living Foods allow a person to spend less time sleeping. 

Living Foods minimizes bad breath, body odor and gas. 

Living Foods cost less when it becomes a lifestyle. 

     A well-known study on natural foods-vs-cooked foods was a 10-year research project conducted by Dr. Francis M. Pottenger using 900 cats.  “His study was published in 1946 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Oral Surgery.  Dr. Pottenger fed all 900 cats the same food, with the only difference being that one group received it raw, while the others received it cooked.  The results dramatically revealed the advantages of raw foods over a cooked diet.  Cats that were fed raw, living food produced healthy kittens, year after year, with no ill health or premature deaths.  But cats fed the same food, only cooked, developed heart disease, cancer, kidney and thyroid disease, pneumonia, paralysis, loss of teeth, arthritis, birthing difficulties, diminished sexual interest, diarrhea, irritability, liver problems and osteoporosis (the same diseases common in our human cooked-food culture).  The first generations of kittens from cats fed cooked food were sick and abnormal, the second generation was often born diseased or dead, and by the third generation, the mothers were sterile.”[cx]   

     “Cooking, baking roasting, broiling, boiling and steaming destroy from 30% to 90% of the nutrition in the food, resulting in a nutrient-deficient diet, the main cause of degenerative diseases.  97-100% of the enzymes are destroyed in cooking.  Minerals are leached into the cooking water when cooking; and liquids (broth) are often poured out.

      Cooked foods become so devitalized they take more energy to digest than they give and are difficult to digest.

      Cooked foods shorten our life span.

      Cooked foods cause far more build-up of toxins, a factor suppressing the immune system and making the body more susceptible to disease of all kinds.

      Cooked foods encourage over eating, resulting in weight gain.  Since they are nutrient-deficient, they leave the system still hungering for and craving food. 

      The natural fiber is broken down, increasing transit time of food through the gastrointestinal tract.  Increased transit time means sugars ferment, proteins putrefy, and fats turn rancid, loosening toxins for absorption. 

      The carcinogenic substances are formed from foods-cooked or grilled over charcoal forms during some cooking procedures.  The meat drippings drop onto the charcoal and carcinogenic substances are transmitted by steam onto the cooked meats.

      Leucocytosis (an increase in white blood cell count and associated with a pathological condition) increases upon ingestion of cooked food. 

      There is poor mastication resulting in decreased saliva and enzyme flow; food is, therefore, poorly prepared for digestion.

      Cooked food is most often fragmented/refined/deficient.

      Cooked food is most often highly chemicalized.

      Cooked food is prepared in utensils that give off toxic metal/plastic/paint particles.

      Cooked food is most often addicting and promotes overeating.

      Finally, cooked foods falsely satisfy the taste and appetite but cause abnormal cravings for sugary foods (candy, cakes, pies, ice creams, cookies, etc.)  Heavy meats, richly-seasoned starches, such as breads with spreads, deep fat-fried potato and corn chips, French fries, spicy, rich grain and legume dishes also cause abnormal cravings.  After such a meal, the coffee drinker craves coffee for the caffeine fix, which over-stimulates the pancreas to produce more enzymes to digest all the heavy food.”[cxi]  

     On grocery shelves, there sit more than 5,000 items processed from whole natural foods into empty edibles.  Some 65% of the American adults and 25% of children under 17 now live with chronic diseases which are fed by cooked foods and commercially prepared foods. 

3.  Foods to Avoid for Optimal Health

Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine[cxii]

  • First category:  Cooked and Processed foods including, canned, micro-waved, refined, GMO foods. 
  • Second category:  all Animal Products, including animal flesh, dairy, and eggs. 
  • Third category:  Grain products such as wheat, barley, oats, corn, white potatoes, white rice, white flour.
  • Fourth category:  Sweeteners:  sugar, honey, artificial sweeteners, maple syrup, fructose, and maltose.
  • Fifth category:  heated oils, except coconut oil.
  • Sixth category:  beverages including alcohol, coffee, caffeine, all soda, carbonated beverages, and bottled pasteurized fruit juices. 
  • Seventh category:  yeast, brewer’s yeast, nutritional yeast, all soy products including Nama Shoyu, mushrooms, peanuts, cashews and cottonseed oil. 

     This summary just gives a direction that a person needs to start heading to reverse major diseases and illnesses. 

  4.  An 80/20 Raw Nutrition approach

     An 80/20 Raw Nutrition approach and could be summarized in the following overview

Plant-Based Nutrition

      1.  Animal fat intake and animal products are excluded

           from the diet.

      2.  Junk foods are excluded from the diet, including the

           five whites: sugar, salt, white flour, milk, and the fat    

           on meats (any animal products). 

      3.  No or few grains or beans unless they are soaked and   


      4.  An 80/20 to 100% raw vegan diet is the basic diet,   

           Living Plant-based Nutrition is best.

      5.  Limiting fruit in the beginning stages (usually 3 to

           6 months) to reduce intake of sugar in order to

           minimize yeast/fungus growth. 

      6.  Including limiting cold-processed oil (coconut,

             olive oil, etc.)

  Fasting, Smoothies and Juicing

      7.  Fasting and detoxification methods catabolize   

           unwanted cells and normalize healthy cells.

      8.  Smoothies (Green or other colors) daily are

             essential, except on a juice fast.

      9.  Fresh juice on a daily basis to avoid dehydration and

           provide nutrients.

Supplements – as needed  

      10.  A nutritional supplement regime as needed.

      11.  Vegan Protein powders

      12.  Green powders

Complementary Therapies – that influence physiology

      13.  An exercise and relaxation routine is needed. 

      14.  Prayer and Meditation to reduce stress and

             increase healing.

      15.  Various other adjunct therapies, like massage,

             reflexology, energy healing can be very helpful.

      16.  Counseling to deal with the psychological issues,

             and/or coaching for guidance.     

 Key points in this diet for degenerative diseases are:

ü  High liquid intake through juices or water, avoid  dehydration

ü  High nutrient intake through the plant-based diet, especially a raw vegan diet

ü  High chlorophyll intake through greens and powders

ü  Low fruit intake in the beginning to avoid yeast and

fungus growth

ü  pH levels need to be alkaline in the intercellular fluids

ü  Potassium/sodium cellular levels need to be balanced appropriately, very low salt intake (avoid common table salt or iodized/processed salt)

ü  Nutrient density in the blood needs to be maximized for the immune system to work properly

ü  Oxygen intake needs to be maximized; high oxygen intake is best which is achieved through eating raw fruits and vegetables and exercising.”

     These are some comments on strengthening the immune system and keeping you healthy, which may be helpful to some people.  It is best to keep calm and don’t get to upset over these health-food topics since this could weaken your immune system.  The important thing is to develop your personal practice to keep your immune system strong and to stay healthy so that you don’t get the COVID-19 virus, and have the strong immune system to fight it!   Praise God! 


[i]   Cousens, Gabriel, Conscious Eating, p. 587-8.

[ii]  Kulvinskas, Survival Into..., p. 27.  Citing: (a) Annand, J.c., L. Coll. Gen. Pract., 2:365, 1959.  (b) Yarushalmy T. Hilleboe, H.E., N.Y. State T. Med. 53:2343, 1957.

[iii]  Ibid., Kulvinskas, Survival Into…, p. 27.  Citing: (a) Oliver M.F., Lancet, 1:653, 1962.  (b) McDonald L., Edgill M. Lancet, 1:996; 1958.

[iv]   Kulvinskas, Survival into the 21st Century, p. 53, citing: Paloscia; Pollotten; “Chlorophyl Therapy” Lotta. Contra. Tuberc. 22: 738, 1952. 

[v]   Kulvinskas, Survival into the 21st Century, p. 53, citing: “Results of Chlorophyl Therapy,” Bull Assoc. Franc Poletude due Cancer, 24: 15, 1935.

[vi]   Kulvinskas, Survival into the 21st Century, p. 53, citing: Plagniel, “Remarkable Tonic Power of Chlorophyll Pigment in Asthenic Toxemia of Cancer,” J. de Med. De Paris, 53: 664, 1933.

[vii]   Kulvinskas, Survival into the 21st Century, p. 53, citing: “Chlorophyll Therapy for Cancer,” Progress. Med., Ap. 6, 1935, p. 583.

[viii]   Meyerowitz, Steve, Wheat Grass, Nature’s Finest Medicine, p. 70, citing: Dr. Mahnaz Badamchian of the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, George Washing Univ., Medical Center research: Anti-tumor properties of barley leaf extract (BLE) on human prostrate, breast and melanoma cancer.

[ix]  Meyerowitz, Steve, Wheat Grass, Nature’s Finest Medicine, p. 69, citing: Inhibition of In Vitro Metabolic Activation of Carcinogens by Wehat Sprout Extracts, By Chiu-Nan Lai, B Dabney, C. Shaw, Dept of Biology, Unive of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor institute, Houston, TX. Nutrition and Cancer. Vol. 1, no. 1. P-27-30. Fall, 1978.  

[x]   Kulvinskas, Survival into the 21st Century, p. 54, citing: Smith, “Remarks Upon the History, Chemistry, Toxicity and Antibacterial Properties of Watersoluble Chlorophyll Derivatives as Therapeutic Agents,” Am. J. Med. Soc. 207:649, 1944.

[xi]  Kulvinskas, Survival into the 21st Century, p. 54, citing: Bowers W.S., “Chlorophyl in Wound Healing and Suppurative Disease”,

Am. J. Surg. 73, 1947.

[xii]   Kulvinskas, Survival into the 21st Century, p. 54, citing: Rafsky, Krieger, “Treatment of Intestinal Diseases with Solutions of Water Soluble Chlorophyl,” Rev. Gastroentology, 15: 549, 1948.

[xiii] Day, Lorraine, MD, Getting Started…, p. 161, citing:  Environmental Nutrition, 1994, 3; The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1990;51:656-657.

[xiv]  Siebold, in Cereal Grass: Nature’s Greatest Health Gift.

[xv]  Siebold, Ronald, M.S., Cereal Grass: Nature’s Greatest Health Gift (NTC/Contemporary Pub., 1991).

[xvi]  Dubin, Reese, Miracle Food Cures from the Bible, (Prentice Hall, Paramus, NJ) 1999, p. 130.

[xvii]  Siebold, in Cereal Grass: Nature’s Greatest Health Gift.

[xviii]  Siebold, in Cereal Grass: Nature’s Greatest Health Gift.

[xix]  Siebold, in Cereal Grass: Nature’s Greatest Health Gift.

[xx]  Dubin, Reese, Miracle Food Cures from the Bible, p. 129.

[xxi]  Dubin, Reese, Miracle Food Cures from the Bible, p. 132. 

[xxii]  Dubin, Reese, Miracle Food Cures from the Bible, p. 133.

[xxiii]  Dubin, Reese, Miracle Food Cures from the Bible, p. 133.

[xxiv]  Chlorophyllin Reduces Aflatoxin Indicators Among People At High Risk for Liver Cancer.  Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. November 27, 2001.  Cited by Boutenko, Victoria, Green for Life, p. 94.

[xxv]  Chernomorsky, S. et al. “Effect of Dietary Chlorophyll Derivatives on Mutagenesis and Tumor Cell Growth.” Teratogenesis Carcinogenesis, 79:313-322, 1999.  Cited by Boutenko, Green for Life, p. 95. 

[xxvi]  Vlad M. et al. Effect of Cuprofilin on Experimental Atherosclerosis.  Romania: Institute of Public Health and Medical Research, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoka, 1995. Cited by Boutenko, Victoria, Green for Life, p. 95. 

[xxvii]  Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter of all Human and Animal Life”, Healing Our World, (Hippocrates Health Institute, 2010, Vol. 30, Issue 3), p. 32, 33, 56.

[xxviii]  Carpenter, E. 1949. Clinical experiences with chlorophyll preparations with a particular reference to chronic osteomyelitis and chronic ulcers. American Journal of Surgery. Feb. 1949: Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”. p. 32.

[xxix]  Saunders, C. 1926. The nutritional value of chlorophyll as related to hemoglobin formation.  Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (3172), p. 788-789: Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”. p. 32.

[xxx]  Lai, C., Butler, M., and Matney, T. 1980.  Antimutagenic activities of common vegetables and their chlorophyll content. Mutation Research 77:245-250.  Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”,

 p. 32. 

[xxxi]  Spector, H. and Calloway, D. 1959. Reduction of x-radiation mortality by cabbage and broccoli.  Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 100:405-407.  Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”, p. 32.

[xxxii]  Calloway, D., Newell, G., Calhoun, W. and Munson, A. 1962.  Further studies of the influence on diet on radiosensitivity of guinea pigs, with special reference to broccoli and alfalfa. Journal of Nutrition 79:340-348.  Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 32.

[xxxiii]  Smith, L. 1944. Chlorophyll: an experimental study of its water-soluble derivatives. Remarks on the history, chemistry, toxicity and anti-bacterial properties of water-soluble chlorophyll derivatives as therapeutic agents.  American Journal of the Medical Sciences 207:647-654.  Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 32.  

[xxxiv]  Offenkrantz, W. 1950. Water-soluble chlorophyll in the treatment of peptic ulcers of long duration.  Review of Gastroenterology 17:359-367.  Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 32.

[xxxv]  Ohtake, H., Nonaka, S., Sawada, Y., Hagiwara, Y., Hagiwara, H., and Kubota, K. 1985. Studies on the constituents of green juice from young barley leaves. Effect on dietarily induced hypercholesterolemia in rats. Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan 105:1052-71.  Calloway, D., Newell, G., Calhoun, W. and Munson, A. 1962.  Further studies of the influence on diet on radiosensitivity of guinea pigs, with special reference to broccoli and alfalfa. Journal of Nutrition 79:340-348.  Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 32. 

[xxxvi]  Smith, L. 1944. Chlorophyll: an experimental study of its water-soluble derivatives. Remarks on the history, chemistry, toxicity and anti-bacterial properties of water-soluble chlorophyll derivatives as therapeutic agents.  American Journal of the Medical Sciences 207:647-654.  Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 32.

[xxxvii]  Carpenter, E. 1949. Clinical experiences with chlorophyll preparations with a particular reference to chronic osteomyelitis and chronic ulcers. American Journal of Surgery. Feb. 1949: Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 33.

[xxxviii]  Saunders, C. 1926. The nutritional value of chlorophyll as related to hemoglobin formation.  Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (3172), p. 788-789: Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 33.

[xxxix]  Smith, L. 1944. Chlorophyll: an experimental study of its water-soluble derivatives. Remarks on the history, chemistry, toxicity and anti-bacterial properties of water-soluble chlorophyll derivatives as therapeutic agents.  American Journal of the Medical Sciences 207:647-654.  Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”. p. 33.

[xl]  Rothemund, P., McNary, R., and Inman, O. 1934. Occurrence of decomposition products of chlorophyll.II.  Decomposition products of chlorophyll in the stomach walls of herbivorous animals. Journal of the American Chemical Society 56:2400-2403. Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 33.  

[xli]  Hughes, J. and Latner, A. 1936. Chlorophyll and haemoglobin regeneration after haemorrhage, Journal of Physiology 86:388-395.  Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 33.

[xlii]  Patek, A. 1936. Chlorophyll and regeneration of the blood. Archives of Internal Medicine 57:73-84. Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 33.

[xliii]  Scott, E. and Delor, C. 1933. Nutritional anemia. Ohio State Medical Journal 29:165-169. Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 32.

[xliv]  Hammel-Dupont, C. and Bessman, S. 1970.  The stimulation of hemoglobin synthesis by porphyrins. Biochemical Medicine 4:55-60.  Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 33.

[xlv]  Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter of all Human and Animal Life”, p. 32, 33, 56.

[xlvi]  Saunders, C. 1926. The nutritional value of chlorophyll as related to hemoglobin formation.  Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (3172), p. 788-789: Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 33.

[xlvii]  Kimm, S., Tschai, B., and Park, S. 1982.  Antimutagenic activity of chlorophyll to direct and indirect-acting mutagens and its contents in the vegetables.  Korean Journal of Biochemistry 14:1-7. Saunders, C. 1926. The nutritional value of chlorophyll as related to hemoglobin formation.  Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (3172), p. 788-789: Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.  p. 33.

[xlviii]  Ong, T., Whong, W., Stewart, J. and Brockman, H. 1986. Chlorophyllin: a potent antimutagen against environmental and dietary complex mixtures. Mutation Research 173:111-15. Saunders, C. 1926. The nutritional value of chlorophyll as related to hemoglobin formation.  Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (3172), p. 788-789: Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”, p. 33.

[xlix]  Spector, H. and Calloway, D. 1959. Reduction of x-radiation mortality by cabbage and broccoli.  Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 100:405-407.  Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”, p. 56.

[l]  Calloway, D., Newell, G., Calhoun, W. and Munson, A. 1962.  Further studies of the influence on diet on radiosensitivity of guinea pigs, with special reference to broccoli and alfalfa.   Journal of Nutrition 79:340-348.  Cited in, ibid. Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter…”.

p. 56.

[li]  Handel, Jacob, “Chlorophyll Supporter of all Human and Animal Life”, p. 32, 33, 56.

[lii]  Timon, Mark, “What are Green Foods?” (December 2009) Vibrant Health website.

[liii]  Timon, Mark, “What are Green Foods?” (December 2009) Vibrant Health website.

[liv]   Cousens, Gabriel, MD, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA., 2003, pp. 19-23. 

[lv]   Graham, Doug, Grain Damage (Storrington, W. Sussex, 1998, Rozalind Gruben).

[lvi]   Wolfe, David, The Sunfood Diet Success System, Eating for Beauty, (Maul Bros. Pub., 2002).

[lvii]  Boutenko, Victoria, 12 Steps to Raw Foods How to End Your Addiction to Cooked Foods, Raw Family Publishing, Ashland, OR., 2002.  

[lviii]   Rhio, Hooked on Raw, Rejuvenate your Body and Soul with Nature’s Living Foods, (Beso Entertainment, 2000). 

[lix]   Sarno, Chad, Vital Creations, An Organic Life Experience, (, 2002).

[lx]   Juliano, Raw the Uncook Book New Vegetarian Food for Life, (Harper Collins Publishers, New York, N.Y., 1999).

[lxi]   Shannon, Nomi, The Raw Gourmet, (Alive Books, Burnaby, BC, Canada, 1990).

[lxii]   Baker, Elizabeth, The UnCook Book Raw Food Adventures to a New Health High, (ProMotion Publishing, San Diego, CA, 1996).

[lxiii]   Patenaude, Frederic, The Sunfood Cuisine a Practical Guide to Raw Vegetarian Cuisine, (San Diego, CA., 2001).

[lxiv]   Cobb, Brenda, The Living Foods Lifestyle, (Living Soul Publishing, Atlanta, GA, 2003).

[lxv]   Trotter, Charlie; Klein, Roxanne, RAW, (Ten Speed Press, Berkley, CA., 2003).

[lxvi]   Shazzie, Shazzie’s Detox Delights, (Rawcreation limited, 2001).

[lxvii]   Ferrara, Alex, The Raw Food Primer, (Council Oak Books, San Francisco, Tulsa, OK, 2003).

[lxviii]   Love, Elaine, Elaine’s Pure Joy Kitchen, Raw, Organic, Vegan, Recipes, ( 1998.

[lxix]   Boutenko, Igor, Igor’s Live Flat Bread, (Raw Family Publishing, 2005).

[lxx]   Boutenko, Sergei; Boutenko, Valya, Eating without Heating, (Raw Family Publishing, 2004).

[lxxi]   Wandling, Julie, Thank God for Raw, (Healthy 4 Him Publishing, Akron, OH, 2002).

[lxxii]   Nison, Paul, The Raw Life, (343 Publishing Company, New York, N.Y., 2000).

[lxxiii]   Arlin, Stephen, Raw Power, (Maul Brothers Publishing, San Diego, CA., 1998).

[lxxiv]   Young, Robert, Sick and Tired?, Ibid.

[lxxv]   Clement, Brian, PhD., Living Foods for Optimum Health, (Prima Pub, Hippocrates Inst. FL, 1996).

[lxxvi]   Clement, Anna Maria, PhD., Healthful Cuisine, (Healthful Communications, Juno Beach, FL, 2006). 

[lxxvii]   Soria, Cherie, Angel Foods, (Heartstar Productions, Santa Barbara, CA., 1996).

[lxxviii]   Tibbetts, James, Superior Health with a Living Foods Lifestyle, (2003;

[lxxix]   Mars, Brigitte, Rawsome!  Maximizing Health, Energy and Culinary Delight with the Raw Foods Diet, (Basic Health Publications, NJ, 2004).

[lxxx]    Levin, James, MD; Cederquist Natalie, Vibrant Living, (GLO, Inc., La Jolla, CA, 1993; 2001).

[lxxxi]   Safron, Jeremy, A.; Underkoffler, Renee, The Raw Truth the Art of Loving Foods, (Loving Foods, Inc.,

Paia, HI, 1997).

[lxxxii]   Romano, Rita, Dining in the Raw Groundbreaking Natural Cuisine that Combines the Techniques of Macrobiotic, Vegan, Allergy-free, and Raw Food Disciplines, (Kensigton Pub., 1992).

[lxxxiii]   Jubb, David & Annie Padden, Life Food Recipe Book, Living on Life Force, (North Atlantic Books, CA., 2003).

[lxxxiv]   Safron, Jeremy, The Raw Truth, the Art of Preparing Living Foods, (Celestial Arts, Berkeley, 2003).

[lxxxv]   Markowitz, Elysa, Warming Up to Living Foods, (Book Publishing Company, 1998).

[lxxxvi]   Schnitzer, Johann, Schnitzer-Intensive Nutrition, Schnitzer-Normal Nutrition, (Schnitzer Publishers, Black Forest, W. Germany, 2002, tenth revised edition).

[lxxxvii]   Gerson, Charlotte, Walker, Morton, DPM, The Gerson Therapy, (Kensington Publishing Corp., New York, N.Y., 2001), p. 94, 98.

[lxxxviii]   Sheraton (Dina), Jameth, ND, Sheraton (Sproul), Kim, ND, Uncooking with Jameth and Kim, (Healthforce Publishing, 1991-2001). 

[lxxxix]   Malkmus, George H., God’s Way to Ultimate Health, (Hallelujah Acres Pub, Shelby, NC, 1995).

[xc]   Malkmus, Rhonda, J., Recipes for Life, (Hallelujah Acres Pub., Shelby, NC, 2001).

[xci]   Diamond, Harvey & Marilyn, Fit for Life II: Living Health, (Warner Books, New York, NY, 1987).

[xcii]   Smith, Melissa, D., Going Against the Grain, (Contemporary Books, New York), 2002.

[xciii]  Horne, Ross, Improving on Pritikin – You can do Better! (Happy Landings Pty Ltd, Australia, 1988),

 p. 10. citing, Dr. Emmet Densmore and Dr. Charles De Lacy Evenas of England.

[xciv]   Nison, Paul, Raw Knowledge II, p. 223, citing a Dr. Vivian Ventrano interview.

[xcv]   Cousens, Gabriel, MD.  Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, p. 19.

[xcvi]  Cousens, Gabriel, MD.  Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, p. 21.

[xcvii]   Smith, Melissa Diane, Going Against the Grain, (Contemporary Books/McGraw-Hill, 2002), p. 47; citing: J. Saleron et al, “Dietary fiber, glycemic load, and the risk of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in women,” Journal of the American Medical Association 277 (1997):


[xcviii]   Smith, Going Against the Grain, citing: D.R. Jacobs, Jr. et al., “Whole-grain intake may reduce the risk of ischemic heart disease death in postmenopausal women: The Iowa Women’s Health Study,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 68 (1998): 248-57.

[xcix]  (Journal of the American Medical Association; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition) 

[c]   Smith, Going Against the Grain, p 47.

[ci]   Cobb, Brenda, The Living Foods Lifestyle, Living Soul Publishing, Atlanta, GA, 2003, p. 88.

[cii]   Cousens, Gabriel, Conscious Eating, p. 763.

[ciii]   Cousens, Gabriel, Conscious Eating, p. 763.

[civ]  Meyerowitz, Steve, Sprouts the Miracle Food, the Complete Guide to Sprouting, (Sproutman Publications, P.O. Box 1100, Great Barrington, MA., 01230,; 2010).

[cv]  Cousens, Gabriel, Spiritual Nutrition, p. 304.

[cvi]  Cousens, Gabriel, Spiritual Nutrition, p. 302, citing Szekely, Edmond Bordeaux, The Essenes, by Josephus and His Contemporaries. (San Diego, CA: International Biogenic Society, 1981).

[cvii]  Cousens, Gabriel, Spiritual Nutrition, p. 303, citing Szekely, Edmond Bordeaux, The Essenes, by Josephus.

[cviii]   Cousens, Gabriel, Spiritual Nutrition, p. 303, citing Szekely, Edmond Bordeaux, The Essenes, by Josephus.

[cix]   Cobb, Brenda, The Living Foods Lifestyle, Living Soul Publishing, Atlanta, GA, 2003, p. 88.

[cx]  Rev. Malkmus, God’s Way to Ultimate Health, (Shelby, North Carolina, 1990’s), p. 132-133.

[cxi]  Baker, Elizabeth, The Gourmet Uncook Book, The Elegance of Raw Foods, Promotion Publishing, San Diego, CA, 1996, p. 23-24.

[cxii]  Cousens, Gabriel, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, p. 33.       


.             H.  Orthomolecular Medicine

1.  Nutritional Medicine, Live-Foods and

        Orthomolecular Medicine 

     Nutritional Medicine is found in Orthomolecular Medicine.  Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight illness.   Orthomolecular is a term that comes from ortho, which is Greek for “correct” or “right,” and “molecule,” which is the simplest structure that displays the characteristics of a compound.  So, it literally means the “right molecule.”  Two-time Nobel Prize winner, and molecular biologist, Linus Pauling, Ph.D., coined the term “Orthomolecular” in his 1968 article “Orthomolecular Psychiatry” in the Journal “Science.

     Orthomolecular medicine describes the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body.

Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight illness and diseases; it is therapeutic Nutritional Medicine; it is therapeutic nutrition based upon biochemical individuality.  The peer-reviewed Orthomolecular Medicine News Service is a non-profit and non-commercial informational resource. 

     A division within this School of Thought is plant-based diets as part of the cure for illness and diseases.  Plant-based diets can be vegetarian (or partial vegetarian), vegan and raw-vegan and Live Food.  The strict vegan and raw-vegan (or Live Foods) approach has been shown to cure many illnesses and degenerative diseases. 

2.  Personalize Your COVID-19 Prevention

  An Orthomolecular Protocol

    By Michael J. Gonzalez, NMD, PhD

     (OMNS June 4, 2020) Much has been said on how to prevent infection by the Sars-Cov2 coronavirus (COVID-19). Washing hands, using sanitizers, keeping physical distance, wearing a mask are all good primary prevention advice, but it may be said that a virus anywhere is a virus everywhere. The Sars-Cov2 that produces the COVID-19 seems to have certain particularities such as being highly infectious, surviving for long periods of time on different surfaces, and a fairly fast mutation rate, all which enhance the chances of getting infected and it lasting more than usual for a viral infection. Like the flu virus, COVID-19 is transmitted from infected people to others via respiratory fluids.   So, what can we do? Most of the individuals that actually get complications when infected by Sars-Cov2 have a compromised immune system, apparently due to two main factors:

  1. Co- morbidities (obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease).
  2. Nutrient insufficiencies or deficiencies.

The immune system is one of the most complex systems in our body requiring multiple metabolic steps for its proper functioning. Moreover, its multiple metabolic steps require many enzymes which need numerous cofactors (vitamins and minerals). If these cofactors are not provided in an optimal level, the immune system will not be capable of responding properly to defend us from invading organisms and viruses.

The Sars-Cov2 coronavirus is an RNA virus with spikes on its capsid or protein coat. The virus spike protein utilizes angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) as its cell surface receptor and affects organs such as lung, intestine and heart with high numbers of these receptors.

The most common clinical manifestations of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and dyspnea. Other reported symptoms include sore throat, myalgia, fatigue, headache, and diarrhea. Loss of smell and taste have also been reported as distinctive features of this viral disease. Most of the critical and fatal damage that occurs with this infection is due to the cytokine storm induced by the virus.

The cytokine storm refers to an excessive and uncontrolled release of pro-inflammatory cytokines that significantly upregulate reactive oxidative species that destroy the tissues. In infectious diseases, the cytokine storm usually originates from the infected area, spreading through the bloodstream. Damage has been reported to the alveoli in the lungs where the gas exchange between O2 and CO2 occurs, to the vascular systems that carries O2 through all the body, and to the red blood cells that transport the O2. This explains why respiratory distress and sepsis occurs in a number of COVID-19 patients that increases their need for intensive care and respirators, and risk of death. Scavengers of reactive oxygen species, such as vitamin C and other antioxidants, can play an important role in minimizing the cytokine storm and preventing tissue damage. But in doing so, the level of vitamin C can be rapidly depleted if not replenished.

To prevent tissue damage and lower the risk of death, we must prepare the immune system to function quickly and more effectively! Only by having a prepared and strong immune system will you be able to protect yourself and reduce your infection risk. So here are a few recommendations to optimize your immune system to help you fight more effectively any viral infection. This protocol will not prevent you from becoming infected but will provide your body with necessary cofactors to ameliorate many of the serious complications of the disease.

Orthomolecular COVID-19 Prevention protocol


Follow a diet rich in whole foods high in antioxidants (Citrus fruits, Yogurt, Almonds, Spinach, Garlic and onions, Ginger, Broccoli, Red bell peppers, etc.)

  • Diet low in sugar and low in simple and refined carbohydrates
  • Limit processed meals
  • Eat more vegetables, fruits and nuts.
  • Hydrate well with water! (Your weight in lb. divided by 16 gives you the number of 8oz cups daily intake)


  • Sleep 8 hours
  • Exercise at least 3 times a week
  • Relaxation: Meditate, Listen to music, Read a book

Recommended supplementation (basic): Take immune-optimizing supplements. There are a number of supplements you can take that will improve your immunity to disease.

  1. Multivitamin and mineral, one daily
  2. Vitamin C 1,000 mg, three times daily, reduce if it causes laxative effect.
  3. Vitamin D 2,000 – 5,000 IU daily depending on body weight, 10,000 IU daily for the first 2 weeks
  4. Zinc 30 mg daily
  5. Magnesium 500 mg daily (in malate, citrate, or chloride form)
  6. Selenium 200 mcg daily (also contained in many multivitamin supplements)
  7. Probiotics >30 billion a day
  8. Quercetin 500 mg daily
  9. NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine) 500 mg daily
  10. Melatonin 1-5 mg daily, depending on individual tolerance and need

Other suggested supplements: Echinacea, astragalus, rhodiola, maitake, shitake, ginger, garlic, elderberry, vitamin A, lipoic acid, CoQ10, vitamin E (mixed tocopherols with all four tocotrienols).

A small briefing on Vitamin C as an antiviral

Vitamin C has 11 antiviral mechanisms and should be the first line of defense against any viral disease including COVID-19. Vitamin C has worked against every single virus including influenzas, pneumonia, and even poliomyelitis. COVID-19 is a very serious contagious disease. But contagion to a virus largely depends on the susceptibility of the host. It is well established that low vitamin C levels increase susceptibility to viruses. It must be emphasized that only 200 mg of vitamin C per day resulted in an 80% decrease in deaths among severely ill, hospitalized respiratory disease patients. Drs. Frederick R. Klenner and Robert F. Cathcart successfully treated influenza and pneumonia with very high doses of vitamin C. A coronavirus pandemic can be stopped with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C. Acute organ failure, especially pulmonary failure (acute respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS) is the main cause of COVID-19 fatality. As mentioned above, significantly increased oxidative stress due to the rapid release of free radicals and cytokines etc. is the hallmark of ARDS which leads to cellular injury, organ failure and death.

Induced scurvy

All the effects caused by the attack of Sars-Cov-2 on the body involve depletion of ascorbic acid. When the body no longer has sufficient ascorbic acid due to stress from disease, the body acquires the condition called “induced scurvy” in which it can longer maintain its organs. In scurvy, bleeding from damaged capillaries and organ failure occurs everywhere throughout the body. Depletion of ascorbic acid also results in the failure of the immune system, and disables recuperation of metabolic function, which may lead to severe and lethal pathologies such as ARDS, sepsis and multiple organ failure. A rapid application of high dose intravenous vitamin C can reverse induced scurvy, stop the cytokine storm, and ultimately save the lives of critically ill COVID-19 patients. While Medical authorities are obsessively focusing on searching for a vaccine and/or drug for COVID–19, in vitamin C we have an existing, effective, clinically demonstrated method to treat what coronavirus patients die from: severe acute respiratory syndrome, or pneumonia.


Crisci CD, Ardusso LRF, Mossuz A, Müller L(2020) A Precision Medicine Approach to SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Management. Curr Treat Options Allergy. 2020 May 8:1-19.

Jayawardena R, Sooriyaarachchi P, Chourdakis M, et al. (2020) Enhancing immunity in viral infections, with special emphasis on COVID-19: A review. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 14:367-382.

Hemilä H. (2003) Vitamin C and SARS coronavirus. J Antimicrob Chemother. 52:1049-1050.

McCarty MF, DiNicolantonio JJ. (2020) Nutraceuticals have potential for boosting the type 1 interferon response to RNA viruses including influenza and coronavirus. Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2020 Feb 12. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2020.02.007.

Saul AW. (2020) Nutritional treatment of coronavirus. Orthomolecular Medicine News Service.

Hunt C, Chakravorty NK, Annan G, et al. (1994) The clinical effects of Vitamin C supplementation in elderly hospitalized patients with acute respiratory infections. Int J Vitam Nutr Res 64:212-219.

Klenner FR. (1971) Observations on the dose and administration of ascorbic acid when employed beyond the range of a vitamin in human pathology. J Applied Nutrition 23: 3,4.

Klenner FR. (1948) Virus pneumonia and its treatment with vitamin C. J South Med Surg 110:36- n2-p36.htm .

Klenner, FR. (1951) Massive doses of vitamin C and the virus diseases. J South Med and Surg, 113:101-107.

All of Dr. Klenner’s papers are listed and summarized in:

Smith LH (1991) Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C. Life Sciences Press, Tacoma, WA, 1991. ISBN-13: 978-0943685137.

Cathcart RF. (1981) Vitamin C, titrating to bowel tolerance, anascorbemia, and acute induced scurvy. Med Hypotheses. 7:1359-1376.

Cathcart RF. (1993) The third face of vitamin C. J Orthomolecular Med, 7:197-200.

Cathcart RF. (1981) Vitamin C, titrating to bowel tolerance, anascorbemia, and acute induced scurvy.

Cathcart RF. (1994) Treatment of infectious diseases with massive doses of vitamin C.

Additional Dr. Cathcart papers are posted at

Marik PE, Khangoora V, Rivera R, Hooper MH, Catravas J. (2017) Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C, and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Retrospective Before-After Study. Chest. 151:1229-1238.

Fowler III AA, Kim C, Lepler L, et al. (2017) Intravenous vitamin C as adjunctive therapy for enterovirus/rhinovirus induced acute respiratory distress syndrome. World J Crit Care Med. 6:85-90.

Gonzalez MJ, Berdiel MJ, Duconge J, Levy TE, et al. (2020) High Dose Vitamin C and Influenza: A Case Report. J Orthomolec Med. 33:1-3.

Pierce M, Linnebur SA, Pearson SM, Fixen DR (2019) Optimal melatonin dose in older adults: A clinical review of the literature. Sr Care Pharm 34:419-431.

Nutritional Medicine is Orthomolecular Medicine

Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight illness. For more information:

3.  Vitamin C for the Prevention and Treatment

             of Coronavirus

    By Patrick Holford

        For a complete article see the website for the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, July 7, 2020  Only the Conclusion is provided here for the long technical article.  


     Conclusion:  A variety of studies have shown that high-dose oral supplements of vitamin C and other essential nutrients such as vitamin D, magnesium, and zinc, can lower the risk of viral infection and COVID-19 and effectively reduce the intensity of infections. In a hospital ICU setting high-dose oral and IV vitamin C in combination with a well-established critical care protocol can treat COVID-19 to prevent serious pneumonia, need for mechanical ventilation, organ failure, septic shock, and death.


     In the Orthomolecular Medical News Service, Feb. 21, 2020 it reported that, “Three Intravenous Vitamin C Research Studies Approved for Treating COVID-19.  This article also pointed out that,

      News of vitamin C research for COVID-19

              is being actively suppressed.   

      “Anyone saying that vitamin therapy can stop coronavirus is already being labeled as ‘promoting false information’ and promulgating ‘fake news.’  Even the sharing of verifiable news, and direct quotes from credentialed medical professionals, is being restricted or blocked on social media.  Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) has, literally, met with Google and Facebook and other media giants to stop the spread of what they declare to be wrong information. 

Physician-directed, hospital-based administration of intravenous vitamin C has been marginalized or discredited. Scientific debate over COVID-19 appears to not be allowed.

Ironically, Facebook, blocking any significant users’ sharing of the news of approved vitamin therapy research, is itself blocked in China by the Chinese government. As for the internet, yes, China has it. And yes, it is censored. But, significantly, the Chinese government has not blocked this real news on how intravenous vitamin C will save lives in the COVID-19 epidemic. Here is the protocol as published in Chinese:

Medical orthodoxy obsessively focuses on searching for a vaccine and/or drug for coronavirus COVID-19). While they are looking for what would be fabulously profitable approaches, we have with vitamin C an existing, plausible, clinically demonstrated method to treat what coronavirus patients die from: severe acute respiratory syndrome, or pneumonia. 

4.  The role of Vitamin D in reducing risk of COVID-19: a brief survey of the literature

    By William B. Grant, PhD

          For a complete article with annotated links  see the website for the Orthomolecular

          Medicine News Service, July 9, 2020

     (OMNS June 9, 2020) The evidence that higher vitamin D status is causally linked to lower risk of COVID-19 incidence, severity, and death continues to increase. This brief report outlines what has been learned through early June 2020 and provides links to some of the key references.

     It should be noted that acceptance of the role of vitamin D supplementation will probably not be achieved before reports are published that demonstrate randomized controlled trials of vitamin D supplementation significantly reduced COVID-19 incidence or death. Several RCTs and observational studies regarding vitamin D supplementation and COVID-19 incidence and outcomes are either in the planning stage or in progress. The obvious groups to study are those at highest risk: dark-skinned people living at high latitudes, people in nursing homes or health care facilities; prisoners; factory workers such as in meat-packing facilities in the U.S.; health care workers. A major problem is that the powers that be see vitamin D as a threat to income and profit, so use the Disinformation Playbook to suppress positive information on vitamin D. [1]

     In a review published in early April, it was proposed that vitamin D supplementation could reduce the risk of COVID-19. Two mechanisms were identified: 1, reduced survival and replication of viruses through vitamin D-stimulated release of cathelicidin and defensins, and 2, reduced risk of the cytokine storm by reducing production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. [2]

     Reference was also made to the finding that vitamin D supplementation reduces risk of acute respiratory tract infections as demonstrated by randomized controlled trials. [3] It was recommended that vitamin D supplementation be aimed at increasing serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels to 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/l), which would require daily doses up to 4000 to 5000 IU/d vitamin D3. Magnesium should also be supplemented, perhaps 400 mg/d, since the conversion of vitamin D to different metabolites requires the presence of magnesium. This recommendation was based on findings in observational studies such as one conducted by on influenza-like illness. [4]

     More recently, it was suggested that for those who have not been supplementing with vitamin D that they start supplementing with a large bolus dose of vitamin D of several hundred thousand IU within one-to-two weeks. The rationale is that without the bolus the body would otherwise take several months to achieve the optimum level. [5] It was also suggested that while vitamin D supplementation could stop COVID-19 from developing at the beginning of symptoms, it probably would not be very useful after lung and organ damage occurs in the acute stage. Most recently, evidence was outlined to show that vitamin D deficiency could explain much of the reason for higher case and mortality rates for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) residents in England. [6]


1. Grant WB. (2018) Vitamin D acceptance delayed by Big Pharma following the Disinformation Playbook. Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Oct. 1, 2018.

2. Grant WB, Lahore H, McDonnell SL, et al. (2020) Evidence that vitamin D supplementation could reduce risk of influenza and COVID-19 infections and deaths. Nutrients April 2, 2020, 12, 988.

3. Martineau AR, Jolliffe DA, Greenberg L, et al. (2017) Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data. BMJ. 356:i6583.

4. Grant WB, Lahore H, McDonnell SL, et al., (2020) Vitamin D Supplementation Could Prevent and Treat Influenza, Coronavirus, and Pneumonia Infections” Nutrients preprint, March 14, 2020

5. Grant WB, Baggerly CA, Lahore H. (2020) Response to Comments Regarding “Evidence that Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths”. Nutrients June 1, 2020, 12(6), 1620.

6. Grant WB, Boucher BJ. (2020) Vitamin D deficiency due to skin pigmentation and diet may explain much of the higher rates of COVID-19 among BAME in England. BMJ comments, June 6, 2020.

5.  Sulforaphane as a Treatment for Covid-19

   By Jihoon Kim D.C., D.A.C.N.B.

See the website for the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service,

             April 4, 2020

(OMNS Apr 4, 2020) Recent research suggests that a compound called ‘sulforaphane’ may have both a prophylactic and curative benefit against ARDS and SARS-CoV-2. Sulforaphane is found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and kale. It is generated by damage to the plant and is involved in protecting the plant from insect predators. In mammals it activates the Nrf2 anti-inflammatory pathway, is a potent anti-bacterial agent, and has anti-cancer properties. Recent research shows that it can modulate epigenetic pathways in mammalian cells. [1]

Anti-viral properties

Sulforaphane has also been shown to have antiviral properties. Studies have shown that sulforaphane reduces viral load in the nose, increases NK cell production, displays antiviral activity against H1N1 Influenza virus, and can suppress replication of Hepatitis C Virus and inhibit HIV infection of macrophages through Nrf2. [2-5] Interestingly, heat shock proteins which are produced upon sulforaphane consumption are also known to have antiviral properties. [6]

Inducer of NRF2 anti-oxidant pathway

Sulforaphane may be particularly beneficial for the elderly. It is a powerful inducer of Nrf2, which regulates expression of more than 200 cytoprotective genes, including an antiviral pathway that impairs virus reproduction. [7,8] Nrf2 signaling is thought to decrease with age. According to one study, exercise induced Nrf2-signaling has been shown to be impaired in aging. [9] Sulforaphane was also shown to restore the age-related decrease of Th1 immunity in old mice. [10]

Sulforaphane treats ARDS

Animal and in vitro studies have shown that sulforaphane can mitigate the inflammatory damage to the lungs in ARDS. In one study, sulforaphane doubled the survivability of rabbits with ARDS. [11,12] Sulforaphane is also a potent inhibitor of NFkB, which is a master inducer of inflammation. [13] In one study, influenza virus-induced markers of inflammation were significantly lower in smokers after consumption of broccoli sprout homogenate. [14]

Protection for the lungs

Sulforaphane has a protective effect on the lungs. In a 12- week study in Qidong, China, consumption of sulforaphane was associated with immediate and sustained increase in urinary excretion of airborne pollutants, benzene 61% and acrolein 23%. [15] In another study, daily 100 æmol sulforaphane for 14 days was shown to improve the broncho-protective response in asthmatics. [16]

Cancer, diabetes

A plethora of studies have suggested sulforaphane has a mitigating effect on cancer, diabetes, and neurological disorders, all of which are risk factors of COVID-19 fatalities. [1,11,17]

Preparing sulforaphane

Broccoli sprouts contain the highest levels of precursors to sulforaphane: glucoraphanin and myrosinase. However, care must be taken because myrosinase is destroyed under heat. Broccoli sprouts must be thoroughly washed to prevent contamination by E. coli and Salmonella. Addition of myrosinase in the form of daikon radish, or mustard seed powder can increase the sulforaphane content. [18] Several supplements containing sulforaphane or its precursors glucoraphanin and myrosinase have been validated by multiple studies; those containing glucoraphanin alone have an average 10% bioavailability. [19,20] The suggested minimal adult dose is 4.4mg, based on the study in Qidong China that determined the level of sulforaphane needed to excrete benzene and acrolein. [15]

I am not an expert in the fields of infectious diseases or immunology and I certainly do not want to give people false hope. Currently, there are no clinical studies of sulphoraphane against COVID-19. But since there are no randomized controlled clinical trials of ANY treatment against COVID-19, we are left to utilize therapeutic approaches based on past research. Sulforaphane has been shown to be safe for consumption and is commercially available. I believe it may be an important treatment available to the average citizen in the current viral pandemic. Lastly, I hope this publication draws interest from experts and researchers in COVID-19 for further research and investigation.

(Dr. Jihoon Kim is a chiropractor and a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. Upon returning to South Korea, he became an assistant professor at Seoul’s Chaum Anti-Aging Center, and director of a facility for children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Kim is currently a professor at Organic Culture, also in Seoul.)


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2. Mller L, Meyer M, Bauer RN et al. (2016) Effect of Broccoli Sprouts and Live Attenuated Influenza Virus on Peripheral Blood Natural Killer Cells: A Randomized, Double-Blind Study. PLoS One. 11(1):e0147742.

3. Li Z, Liu Y, Fang Z et al. (2019) Natural Sulforaphane From Broccoli Seeds Against Influenza A Virus Replication in MDCK Cells. Natural Product Communications, June 2019: 1-8.

4. Yu JS Chen WC, Tseng CK et al. (2016) Sulforaphane Suppresses Hepatitis C Virus Replication by Up-Regulating Heme Oxygenase-1 Expression through PI3K/Nrf2 Pathway. PLoS One. 11(3):e0152236.

5. Furuya AK, Sharifi HJ, Jellinger RM, et al. (2016) Sulforaphane Inhibits HIV Infection of Macrophages through Nrf2. PLoS Pathog. 12(4):e1005581.

6. Tsan MF, Gao B. (2009) Heat shock proteins and immune system. J Leukoc Biol. 85:905-910.

7. Houghton CA (2019) Sulforaphane: Its “Coming of Age” as a Clinically Relevant Nutraceutical in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2019:2716870.

8. Wyler E, Franke V, Menegatti J et al. (2019) Single-cell RNA-sequencing of herpes simplex virus 1-infected cells connects NRF2 activation to an antiviral program. Nat Commun. 10:4878.

9. Done AJ, Gage MJ, Nieto NC, Traustad¢ttir T. (2016) Exercise-induced Nrf2-signaling is impaired in aging. Free Radic Biol Med. 96:130-8.

10. Kim HJ, Barajas B, Wang M, Nel AE. (2008) Nrf2 activation by sulforaphane restores the age-related decrease of T(H)1 immunity: role of dendritic cells. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 121:1255-1261.e7.

11. Patel V, Dial K, Wu J, Gauthier AG. (2020) Dietary Antioxidants Significantly Attenuate Hyperoxia-Induced Acute Inflammatory Lung Injury by Enhancing Macrophage Function via Reducing the Accumulation of Airway HMGB1. Int J Mol Sci. ;21(3). pii:E977.

12. Sun Z, Niu Z, Wu S, Shan S. (2018) Protective mechanism of sulforaphane in Nrf2 and anti-lung injury in ARDS rabbits. Exp Ther Med. 15:4911-4915.

13. Heiss E, Herhaus C, Klimo K, Bartsch H, Gerh„user C. (2001) Nuclear factor kappa B is a molecular target for sulforaphane-mediated anti-inflammatory mechanisms. J Biol Chem. 276:32008-32015.

14. Noah TL, Zhang H, Zhou H, Glista-Baker E, et al. (2014) Effect of broccoli sprouts on nasal response to live attenuated influenza virus in smokers: a randomized, double-blind study. PLoS One. 9(6):e98671.

15. Kensler TW, Ng D, Carmella SG et al, (2012) Modulation of the metabolism of airborne pollutants by glucoraphanin-rich and sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprout beverages in Qidong, China. Carcinogenesis. 33:101-107.

16. Brown RH, Reynolds C, Brooker A, Talalay P, Fahey JW. (2015) Sulforaphane improves the bronchoprotective response in asthmatics through Nrf2-mediated gene pathways. Respir Res. 16:106.

17. Sun Y, Zhou S, Guo H, et al. (2020) Protective effects of sulforaphane on type 2 diabetes-induced cardiomyopathy via AMPK-mediated activation of lipid metabolic pathways and NRF2 function. Metabolism. 102:154002.

18. Fahey JW, Holtzclaw WD, Wehage SL, et al. (2015) Sulforaphane Bioavailability from Glucoraphanin-Rich Broccoli: Control by Active Endogenous Myrosinase. PLoS One. 10(11):e0140963.

19. Fahey JW, Wade KL, Stephenson KK, et al. (2019) Bioavailability of Sulforaphane Following Ingestion of Glucoraphanin-Rich Broccoli Sprout and Seed Extracts with Active Myrosinase: A Pilot Study of the Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitor Administration. Nutrients. 11(7). pii: E1489.

20. Yagishita Y, Fahey JW, Dinkova-Kostova AT, Kensler TW. (2019) Broccoli or Sulforaphane: Is It the Source or Dose That Matters? Molecules. 24(19). pii: E3593.

6.  Micronutrients for Viral Infections –

           Reference Bibliography

      (International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine;

          ISOM)   (This ISOM webpage retrieved 7/18/2020)  

This webpage includes a selection of research publications pertaining to micronutrients and their biological roles in immune function. Articles are linked to their original source via Digital Object Identifier (DOI); PubMed Identifier (PMID); or Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

Vitamin A

  • Role of fat-soluble vitamins A and D in the pathogenesis of influenza: A new perspective. Hindawi International Scholarly Research Notes. 2013 –

Vitamin C

  • Patients with community acquired pneumonia exhibit depleted vitamin C status and elevated oxidative stress. Nutrients. 2020; 12(5) –
  • Extra dose of vitamin C based on a daily supplementation shortens the common cold: A meta-analysis of 9 randomized controlled trials. Biomed Res Int. 2018 –
  • Intravenous vitamin C as adjunctive therapy for enterovirus/rhinovirus induced acute respiratory distress syndrome. World Journal of Critical Care Medicine. 2017; 6(1) –
  • The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 1999; 22(8) –

Vitamin D

  • Evidence that vitamin D supplementation could reduce risk of influenza and COVID-19 infections and deaths. Nutrients. 2020; 12(4) –
  • The role of vitamin D in increasing circulating T regulatory cell numbers and modulating T regulatory cell phenotypes in patients with inflammatory disease or in healthy volunteers: a systematic review. PLoS One. 2019; 14(9) –
  • Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: Systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data. BMJ. 2017; 356 –



  • The role of selenium in inflammation and immunity: From molecular mechanisms to therapeutic opportunities. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. 2011; 16(7) –


Micronutrients and Nutrition

  • Strengthening the immune system and reducing inflammation and oxidative stress through diet and nutrition: Considerations during the COVID-19 crisis. Nutrients. 2020; 12(6) –
  • What is the role of supplementation with ascorbic acid, zinc, vitamin D, or N-acetylcysteine for prevention or treatment of COVID-19? [Epub ahead of print] Cleve Clin J Med. 2020 –
  • Strengthening the immune system and reducing inflammation and oxidative stress through diet and nutrition: Considerations during the COVID-19 crisis. Nutrients. 2020; 12(6) –
  • Early nutritional supplementation in non-critically ill patients hospitalized for the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Rationale and feasibility of a shared pragmatic protocol. Nutrition. 2020 –
  • Optimal nutritional status for a well-functioning immune system is an important factor to protect against viral infections. Nutrients. 2020; 12(4) –


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  I.  Political Debates on Covid-19: Make America

              Healthy Again!

     In order to Make America Healthy Again the issues with COVID-19 need to be addressed.  There are four main questions that need to be addressed because there are two sides to each one.  Perhaps the old fashion style of debate is needed, at Universities and perhaps television.  The four major debates are as following. 

1.  The Mask Debate among Experts

     There is a mask debate going on that has two strong sides to it.  There is a need for extended debates on the use of masks and whether masks work for Covid-19?

    In Nebraska is a hospital that is one of the few fully equipped hospitals for something like the COVID-19 virus.  The number one rule for a makes taught at this hospital is “Never touch your face.”  Masks aren’t affective because people are always touching their face to adjust their masks and this makes it easier to get things into your eyes, nose, ears or mouth!

    In a recent CNN article (Microsoft News, web 7/19/2020) it wrote:  First, health officials said we shouldn’t wear face masks. Then, they said we should. Now, many are saying we must wear masks if we want to protect the economy, reopen more schools and save tens of thousands of lives.

“Dr. Fauci said don’t wear a mask. Our surgeon general, terrific guy, said don’t wear a mask. Everybody was saying don’t wear a mask,” Trump told Fox News’ Chris Wallace in an interview that aired Sunday.

“All of a sudden, everybody’s got to wear a mask. And as you know, masks cause problems too. With that being said, I’m a believer in masks. I think masks are good.” 

“An estimated 230,000 to 450,000 Covid-19 cases were prevented in the states that enacted requirements for mask use between April 8 and May 15, researchers from the University of Iowa found.”

     Yet the debate continues as some major journals have made statements on masks.  “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection.”[i]  New England Journal of Medicine  (NEJM) 

“…both surgical and cotton masks seem to be ineffective in preventing the dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19 to the environment and external mask surface.”[ii]    Annals of Internal Medicine  

“None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.”[iii]  Journal of Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses

“There is little evidence to support the effectiveness of face masks to reduce the risk of infection.”[iv]  Journal of Epidemiology and Infection  

“Face masks should not be worn by healthy individuals to protect themselves from acquiring respiratory infection because there is no evidence to suggest that face masks worn by healthy individuals are effective in preventing people from becoming ill.”[v]  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)    

     It’s not natural to rebreathe exhaled air. Masks increase levels of CO2 which raises it in the blood to potentially harmful levels. Excess CO2 is associated with mental confusion, unclear thinking, visual disturbances, headaches, and nausea. If you insist on wearing a mask, don’t do it while driving as it decreases one’s ability to drive safely.

     Facemasks cause people to rebreathe exhaled viruses, increasing the number of viruses in the nose, giving these access to the brain via olfactory nerves. 

2.  Short-lived Existence of Antibodies of Covid-19 

     There is a need for extended debates on the Short vs. Long-lived existence of Antibodies of Covid-19. 

In the MIT Technology Review, in a study between 2016 and 2018, Columbia University scientists, in studying 4 coronaviruses (HKU-1, NL-63, C-229-E, OC-42), found that people frequently became reinfected with the same coronavirus even in the same year and sometimes more than once. (Note: This is distinctly different from infections like measles and chickenpox in which after recovery one had lifelong immunity.) Study co-author Jefferey Shaman warned that unlike some viruses, in COVID-19, immunity seems to wane quickly. This again raises a huge question about the idea of a vaccine for COVID-19 having lifelong protection.

      A study in the Journal of Nature Medicine suggests that the antibodies against COVID-19 post-infection may be lost after 2 months, and may not offer any validity to herd immunity.

Research from the Wuhan University Zhongnan Hospital and the University of Texas showed that more than 10% of people in their study lost antibody protection within 30 days. Dr. Wang stated, “The idea of immune certification for recovered COVID-19 patients is invalid.” The study supports statements from the WHO that immunity from 1-time infection is unproven. Currently, there is no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and who have antibodies are protected from a second infection. 

      The research reported by the New York Times suggests that antibodies against COVID-19 can fade away in 2-3 months especially if it’s a mild case. Immunity passports make no sense if this is true. 

3.  Vaccination to protect against COVID-19?

     There is a need for extended debates on vaccinations to be used or helpful for Covid-19?

     There is no evidence that a vaccination can protect against COVID-19 many medical experts feel that the vaccination for COVID-19 is unnecessary and could be dangerous for some.

     A Pentagon study showed those vaccinated against the flu are 36% more likely to contract COVID-19. 

     An Australia study showed a 55% greater risk of developing a lung infection after vaccination. 

     A study in China, April 18, 2020, showed that COVID-19 had mutated into at least 30 different variations. This raises questions about any potential usefulness of a vaccine designed against one particular variation. 

     The vaccination debate is huge and many books have been written on the pros and cons of vaccines, which will not be reviewed in this book. 

4.  Do Lockdowns work?

     There appears to be no difference in outcome between lockdown countries and non-lockdown countries. Research in comparing the two approaches did not find a significant difference in outcome. Non-lockdown countries such as Belarus, Sweden, Japan did equal to, and in some situations better, than lockdown countries

     In countries like the US and the UK, with lockdowns, the overall mortality is in the range of a strong influenza season. In countries where social distancing was not enforced, the rate of mortality may have even been lower than countries with enforced social distancing. For example, in Taiwan, population 24 million, only 7 people have died. In Japan, population 121 million, less than 1,000 died. In Singapore, less than 12 have died, and in Iceland, 10 people have died.

     JP Morgan’s actuarial showed that the longer the lockdown, the greater the death rate. They cite that where no lockdown, such as North Dakota, there are 5 deaths in 100,000. With a 30-day lockdown, there are 8 deaths per 100K. With a 40-day lockdown, there are 16 deaths per 100K. With a 50-day lockdown, there are 20 deaths per 100K. In lockdowns greater than 2 months, there are 32 deaths per 100K. The longest lockdown had 5 times higher fatality compared to the shortest lockdown duration.


    In countries without curfews and contact bans, such as Japan, Belarus, Sweden, South Korea, and Taiwan, there was no increased mortality compared to those with curfews and contact bans.

    Stanford professor and Nobel laureate in chemistry, Michael Levitt, points out that the lockdown didn’t save lives but cost many.  Serious experts in virology and infectious disease and epidemiology, such as Stanford professor Scott Atlas, who said in an interview with CNN, “The idea of having to stop COVID has created a catastrophic healthcare situation.”

     Professor Yoram Lass, former director-general of Israel’s ministry of health suggests the lockdown measures have been disproportionate and represent a serious threat to hundreds of millions of people. He suggests that people have been intimidated and “brainwashed”. 

     Professor Sucharit Bhakdi who founded the Association of Physicians and Scientists of Health, Freedom, and Democracy with over 16,000 supporters made a statement to the Federal Government and state governments to immediately and completely lift the COVID-19 measures. He is also the author of the book Corona – A False Alarm.

     One of the world’s most renowned epidemiology experts, Johan Giesecke, former first chief scientist of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, said, “Measures we should take against the pandemic should be evidence-based. When you start looking at the measures now taken by different countries, very few have a shred of evidence.”

   In perspective, the COVID-19 pandemic is less deadly than the 1919 Spanish Flu, the 1958 Asian Flu, and the 1968 Hong Kong Flu

     The lockdown has created lethal levels of unemployment with greatly increased levels of suicide, child abuse, spousal abuse, drug abuse, and depression.[vi] 

     These are some comments on the COVID-19 virus which may be helpful to some people.  The important thing is to keep calm and don’t get to upset over these topics since this could weaken your immune system.  The important thing is to develop your personal practice to keep your immune system strong and to stay healthy so that you don’t get the COVID-19 virus!   Praise God! 

[i]  New England Journal of Medicine PMID: 32237672

[ii]  Annals of Internal Medicine,

[iii]  Journal of Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, PMID: 22188875

[iv]  Journal of Epidemiology and Infection, PMID: 20092668

[v]  Journal of the American Medical Association, http:

[vi]  This section written by Gabriel Cousens, MD in a news letter to his followers in July 2020 also online on his website.     

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.    J.  Natural Treatments for Virus and Flu

     These are some selected topics that can help to avoid and even to fight the COVID-19 virus.  Even though more studies are needed, this is helpful to get started with! 

   1.  Sunlight and Heat

     Sunlight destroys virus quickly; new government tests finds, in Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Preliminary results from government lab experiments show that the coronavirus does not survive long in high temperatures and high humidity, and is quickly destroyed by sunlight.  (Yahoo News, 4/18/2020)  Around 26-27 degrees centigrade it starts to degenerate.

     Also, scientists observed that the virus was spreading more slowly in countries with warmer climates.  “We are not saying that at higher temperatures, the virus will suddenly go away and everything would be find.”  Auasim Bukhari, a computational scientist at MIT and co-author of the analysis told Yahoo News.  “Ultraviolet light breaks DNA into fragments.  If the virus is floating around in the air and there’s bright sunlight, the UV component in the sunlight will break the DNA or the RNA into pieces.” 

     Virus hate sunlight and heat, getting more sunlight and heat can weaken and even kill of some or most of it.  Virus likes to multiply in cooler environments, like in your nose or mouth.  The two hot steamy showers daily plus the daily sun on body will help diminish if not kill the virus.  The spikes that we see in the pictures are broken down by the high heat.   

     Using a hot Infrared sauna would be a very good thing to do.  Even taking hair dryer and putting it on the side of your mouth and breathing in for five minutes is another protocol.

Hot tea will help kill the virus in the upper respiratory.   

     The raw food writer, speaker, David Wolfe, writes, “Some unique facts about sunshine exposure:

  • Vitamin D, which assists in mineralizing the bones, is actively formed when the skin is exposed to sunshine.
  • Sunshine increases the amount of iron in the blood.  This creates a more ‘magnetic’ presence as is evident in the ‘well-tanned’ look.
  • US cancer rates are highest in the northern states with the least sunshine.
  • Rates of breast, prostate, ovarian, and colon cancer are lower in people with more sunshine exposure. 
  • Sunshine exposure may reduce breast cancer up to 30-40% and ovarian cancer by 80%. 
  • There are 2,200 sunlight-associated cancer deaths yearly versus 138,000 for the above-mentioned cancers in the US. 
  • Sunshine-associated cancers (non-melanoma) increase most where sunscreens are most heavily promoted. 
  • Sunshine raises positive moods in persons with SAD (seasonal affective disorder).  
  • Psoriatic skin lesions are reduced by sunshine.
  • Direct sun exposure kills most forms of mold, fungus, and yeast (athlete’s foot, Candida, etc.)
  • Daily sunshine exposure normalizes hormone levels in women and men.”[i]    

     Michael Holick’s, MD, PhD (in 1995), demonstration “that a brief dose of noontime summer sun is comparable to taking between 10,000–25,000 IU of vitamin D.  Four earlier papers all found similar amounts of natural vitamin D production.  Adam et al, found that up to 50,000 IU of vitamin D was released into the circulation of Caucasians after 30 minutes of noontime summer sun.”[ii]  “A minimum of 5,000 IU of vitamin D a day is needed (from all sources, diet, sun and supplements) as recognized by various studies.”[iii]  

      Dr. Michael Holick (Boston University, an expert on sunlight) now believes “that a full body minimal erythemal dose of summer sunlight at noontime produces 20,000 IU of vitamin D.  The high amount of natural human production of vitamin D is the single most important fact every physician should know about vitamin D because it has such profound implications for the natural human condition.  Furthermore, there has never been a reported case of vitamin D intoxication due to excessive sun-exposure such as lifeguards, sun-worshippers, etc.  The reason is that once the skin makes enough vitamin D, the sun destroys the excess.  Some rather technical benefits in other studies can be cited, but the end result is that yes, there is a connection between brain health and having enough sunlight.”[iv]

  2.  Rest and Fluids –  Michael Greger, MD

     Michael Greger, MD is an internationally known speaker on health and healing primarily through a plant-based diet.  I (Jim Tibbetts) have heard him speak several times, watched many of his online video’s in which he is an excellent presenter.  His scholarship is top-notch and his citation of peer reviewed journals is excellent.  I highly recommend his books: How to Survive a Pandemic and How Not to Die, along with his online videos for anyone wanting to know more about dealing with the Pandemic and COVID-19.  A few short comments by him are following from these two books.   

     Dr. Greger goes through a list of things like wearing masks and social distancing that the CDC and others have recommended.  He doesn’t go into any kind of cure using foods or supplements but does discuss the benefits of Zinc and that there is evidence that broccoli can reduce the viral load.  When asked what to eat he refers people to his book: How Not to Die; which is a simple way of saying, read my book and that way will help if you have the disease.  Something he mentions that others don’t is the importance of Rest and Fluids.  He is an excellent researcher and this is found in his many online video’s. 

    “At the time I am writing this in April 2020, there is no specific, proven therapy for COVID-19.  More than four hundred clinical treatment trials are under way, but we should not expect a vaccine or effective antiviral drug to be available anytime soon.

     “Many have asked me for advice on what they can eat to help bolster their immune system.  ‘How Not to Die from Infections’ is, after all, the title of chapter 5 of my book How Not to Die, and I do have more than a hundred free videos online at that reference immune function.  There are amazing studies – like randomized double-blind trials showing, for example, that eating broccoli sprouts can reduce viral loads for influenza, decrease virus-induced inflammation, and boost our antiviral natural killer cell activity.  But this isn’t the flu.” 

    “The common cold, in contrast to influenza, is more of a localized, sniffly-sneezy-sore-throat-stuffy-nose phenomenon, lacking the systemic flu symptoms of extreme fatigue, fever, and severe aches and pains.  Cough, headache, and chest discomfort can accompany either, but tend to be more severe in influenza. 

     “With or without antivirals, the foundation of treatment for influenza becomes rest and fluids.  Fatigue, weakness, and muscle aches are your body’s way of telling you to stay in bed.  Your body is no dummy.  Not only will you be less likely to spread the disease to others, but bed rest lets your body proportion more energy to mobilize initial defenses.  Avoiding exertion also reduces the likelihood of gasping virus further into the lungs with deep inhalation.  In fact, one guess as to why more young men died in 1918 ‘May be due to the tendency of many men, out of necessity or masculine impulse, to continue working rather than resting when they were sick.’”

     “Next to antivirals, the best thing one can typically do to survive the flu is to keep properly hydrated by snipping at least one cup of water, tea, juice, soup, or other nonalcoholic beverage every waking hour.  That’s two to four quarts of liquid a day, which loosens pulmonary secretions to help rid the body of the virus and prevent the dehydration that accompanies fever.  If you or the person you are nursing isn’t eating, electrolytes can be added to the rehydration solution.” 

Recipe for Rehydration Solution

1 Quart (or liter) drinking water

2 tablespoons of sugar

¼ teaspoon of salt

¼ teaspoon of baking soda

Mix to make approximately one quart

     If available, adding an additional half cup of orange juice, coconut water, or a mashed ripe banana would add potassium.  If baking soda is unavailable, substitute another quart teaspoon of salt.  If a person is too sick to drink, fluid can be given literally drop by drop until the patient recovers.  Treating influenza outside of a medical setting is less a matter of feeding or starving a fever than it is of drowning it.” 

     Getting extra rest and sleep when a person has a virus or flu is important for many reasons.  Beyond Dr. Greger’s advice a few other studies indicate:  “Both laboratory and clinical studies have shown that virtually every system in the body is affected by the quality and amount of sleep we get, especially the brain.”[v]  Among the proven benefits:  Sleep can dictate how much we eat, how fast our metabolism runs, how fat or thin we get, whether we can fight off infections, how creative and insightful we can be, how well we can cope with stress how quickly we can process information and learn new things, and how well we can organize and store memories.”[vi] 

     Scientists in England found in 2013 that a “week of sleep deprivation altered the function of 711 genes, including some involved in stress, inflammation, immunity, and metabolism.”[vii]  “About 10 percent of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia, while fully 25 percent of us report not getting enough sleep at least on occasion.”[viii]

    3.  Gabriel Cousens, MD Supplement Suggestions

    Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H) is a Homeopathic MD and a Diplomate in Ayurveda medicine.  He is nationally known for his work in Live-Food Nutrition.  The following are some key points for his supplements, for more on him see his website and section on COVID-19.   

     The Top 4 antiviral protectors are Illumodine, Nano Silver, Zinc, and Red Algae.  Illumodine – work up to 20 drops in a glass of water 3 times daily (15 minutes or more away from food) (Iodine has been shown to destroy SARS and MRSA viruses and, in its atomic form [Illumodine] is probably the most powerful antiviral on the planet.)   

Nano Silver – 1 teaspoon twice daily (Nano Silver has been shown to destroy SARS and MRSA viruses.)

Red Algae – 2 capsules twice daily such as on waking and bedtime (away from food). Red algae is extremely anti-viral.

Zinc – is important as it has been shown through hundreds of studies that it supports, rebuilds, and maintains many levels of the immune system. It blocks viral replication. Zinc protects the cell wall from viral invasion and also protects the mitochondria from being invaded by the virus and being used for replicating the virus.

    Other supplements include:  Mega Defense – 4 capsules twice daily (for building and protecting the immune system.  Antioxidant Extreme – 2 capsules twice daily.  Licorice Root – take as tea or tincture once daily (for lung protection).  Vitamin D – 2,000 IU daily (for building the immune system) has been shown to decrease respiratory infections by 40%-50%.  Vitamin A – 25,000 IU daily (for protecting our upper respiratory mucus membranes and lining).  Vitamin C complex – as much as you can take before developing diarrhea.

     Recommended Potential Homeopathics (during the 1918 influenza homeopathics were far more effective than any allopathic treatments.)  (These need to be individualized if one is infected):  Bryonia, Gelsemium, Eupatorium, Influenzinum 200c to 1M, Tuberculinum 200c to 1M

     The following herbal remedies that are suggested destroy the coronavirus 3CL enzyme and thus protect the cell’s ability to protect itself against the coronavirus. The best nutraceuticals for destroying the 3CL enzyme are quercetin and epigallocatechin gallate, which is found in green tea and green tea extract, which we carry (to add to other beverages). These anti-3CL substances are also found in: flax seed, citrus peel, tick berry leaves, orange peel, oregano, garlic, ginger, elderberry, turmeric.

     The most important essential oils, which were key for prevention and healing during the bubonic plague and perhaps for now, according to Shanti Cousens an expert on essential oils are:  Eucalyptus, clove, grapefruit, cinnamon, tea tree, lemongrass, Frankincense, oregano. Rub on top of feet, wrists, and chest.

   4.  Jim Tibbetts Supplement Suggestions 

     This is a list of everything I did daily with the vitamins, food supplements and activities already listed above in the beginning of the book, but repeated here.  It may seem like a lot but don’t be overwhelmed since these are lifestyle changes that usually take months, I’ve condensed them down.  

Hey we need to take COVID-19 seriously! 

         Vitamin Protocol Daily for Healing and Recovery  

2 – Every Man’s One Daily Multi;

1 – Optimized B-Complex

1 – Raw Zinc  

1 – Comprehensive Super E+  

1 – Super-C Plus

1 – Raw Calcium

2 – Healthy Vata, Pitta or Kapha (Take your dosha type)

          (Ayurvedic Herbs, Banyan Botanicals)      

2 – Probiotics

1 – Vitamin A

1 – Vitamin D

 Food Supplements Protocol Daily for Healing and Recovery  

    This list of Nutrients is besides the Vitamin list above:

1.  A small container of applesauce mixed with a

          large tablespoon of green power

2.  A green smoothie

3.  A glass daily of 100% Aloe Vera till bottle is finished

4.  A teaspoon of ground Flaxseed daily

5.  A teaspoon of Activated Charcoal Powder or

          Zeolite Powder every other day

6.  A dropperful of either a Lung Herbal or Echinacea Plus

7.   Ginger or Ayurvedic Kitchari Spice to food

8.   A vegetarian-vegan-raw vegan diet with at least

           one large salad daily. 

9.  Vegan protein powder, optional

10.  Coconut oil, 1 teaspoon, optional

       Daily Activities Protocol for Healing and Recovery    

12.  Daily walk to get some fresh air, breathe deeply  

13.  Daily 2 hot steamy showers, breathe deeply  

14.  Daily get as much sun as possible, ½ to 1 hour

15.  Daily Foot Reflexology, about 15 minutes

16.  Daily Stretching, ½ to 1 hour  

17.  Daily Meditation and Prayer for an ½ to 2 hours

18.  Daily extra sleep for a 1 to 3 hours

     This was my (J. Tibbetts) daily routine for two weeks before going on a fast.  Also a few times I did take Elderberry syrup, but not daily.  It looks like a lot but it’s a lifestyle change and when a person gets used to doing these things it becomes natural and normal.  I was sure I had COVID-19, so doing all this I felt was necessary, even though I was perfectly healthy, I was 66 at that time so didn’t want to take any chances.  

5.  Ozone or Oxidation Therapy

     Ozone or Oxidation Therapy is a new use of an old treatment discovered almost 70 years ago. One of the main benefits of exercise is oxygen.  Getting more oxygen into the body will help fight the disease.  A clinical way of doing this is ozone therapy that is widely used in Germany and other countries.  Parkinson’s is often treated with ozone therapy.  Some of the various specialty areas in which ozone therapy is used include:  Proctology, Gastroenterology, Urology Gerontology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Gerontology, Dermatology, General Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Radiology and Dental Medicine.[ix] 

     There are different types of oxygen therapies.  What we breathe normally is O2 but in oxygen therapy what is usually used is active oxygen or O1 for it to be most effective.  There’s a big difference between active oxygen (O1) and the 18 to 21 percent of oxygen in the air we breathe, it is regular stable oxygen (02).  The emphasis for therapy here is O1 (or O3) active oxygen, but stable oxygen O2 can be helpful too.  Ozone therapy is widely used in Germany (by most physicians) and other countries and it is used for Parkinson’s and many other illnesses as an adjunct therapy, or perhaps as the main therapy.[x]   

     A leading pioneer of oxygenation therapy is Dr. Kurt W. Donsbach the founder of the Hospital Santa Monica.  He uses three primary types of oxygenation therapy: 1. Hydrogen peroxide, 2. Ozone, 3. Hyperbaric oxygen.  The general purpose of these treatments is to increase the oxygen content in the bloodstream and thus around each cancer cell.  Cancer does not thrive well in oxygen-rich environment and is in a way starving because of excess oxygen.  In one book, Oxygen Healing Therapies, by Nathaniel Altman, many counties have studied and used bio-oxidative therapies including: Russia, Germany, Cuba, Mexico, Italy, France and Australia. 

     Besides creating a hostile environment for cancer, these bio-oxidative therapies have cancer-fighting properties in the body including: 1. They stimulate the production of white blood cells.  2. Ozone and hydrogen peroxide are virucidal, and thereby may be able to destroy mico-organism related to cancer.  3. Ozone and hydrogen peroxide treatments stimulate an increase in the production of interferon and tumor necrosis factor, both of which are used by the body to fight cancer.[xi]

     Ed McCabe is known as “Mr. Oxygen” and as an investigative reporter; he is history’s best-selling oxygen author.  His bestselling book in the 1980’s and 1990’s Oxygen Therapies and is present book, Flood Your Body with Oxygen, Therapy for Our Polluted World.            Ed McCabe writes: “It’s so simple that it befuddles the great minds.  Unlike healthy human cells that love oxygen, the vast majority of disease-causing microbes absolutely cannot live in active forms of oxygen!  Almost every virus, bacteria, fungi, mycoplasm, parasite, and other pathogen found in all diseases, including HIV, arthritis, heart disease, cancer, chronic fatigue, epstein-barr, Candida, and every other disease you can name are the same as all other primitive lower life forms.  They are facultative anaerobes.  ‘Anaerobic’ simply means they cannot live in oxygen.  The disease bugs simply cannot live in active oxygen! 

     “‘But wait,’ a 30-year specialist in a medical microbiology at a major Lost Angeles hospital told me, ‘yeast can ferment wine quite nicely but are still not killed by the oxygen in the air.  They can grow either aerobically or anaerobically.’  Ah, yes, grasshopper, but air is only around 21 percent oxygen and that relatively smaller portion is not active oxygen.”[xii]

“Within the definition of primitive anaerobism lays the answer to the majority of diseases that plague humanity.  If the disease microbes cannot live in harmless active oxygen, why not FLOOD YOUR BODY WITH OXYGEN?   Properly and safely, of course, under the guidance of a skilled oxygen therapist.”[xiii]  The emphasis for therapy here is O1 (or O3) active oxygen, but stable oxygen O2 can be helpful too.  

     “How is IV hydrogen peroxide administered?  Doctors use dilute 0.0375 solutions of medical grade hydrogen peroxide, which comes already bottled for them.  Then 5ccs of this pharmaceutical grade 3 percent peroxide are put into 500ccs of 5 percent of water as a carrier solution, and 2 grams of magnesium chloride are added to prevent sclerosis of the vein.  This mixture is then slowly infused into the circulatory system through a vein in the arm by drip.  Doctors always use this very dilute, very weak solution of hydrogen peroxide, never any stronger!  It is infused slowly over a period of 90 minutes.  The patient sits comfortably in a big soft chair, with his arm resting on a pillow and only feels a sensation of warmth.  Hydrogen peroxide has a remarkable clearing effect on the skin.  After only a few intravenous treatments the skin takes on a translucent clarity usually seen only in children.”[xiv]

     Dr. John Gainer in Science News wrote, “On a high-fat and high-protein diet, our oxygen supply is greatly reduced.”  He stated, “that even a moderate increase in blood-plasma protein can reduce oxygen levels of the blood by as much as 60 percent.”[xv] 

     Brian Clements, ND a Live-Food author in his book: Living Foods for Optimum Health, has some good comments: “You know that all life requires oxygen, but you may not know that the foods we eat can rob that life-giving oxygen from our cells, causing disease and death.  That is why it is important to be sure that we select foods that feed, rather than rob, oxygen.  However, who can we know which foods give and which foods take oxygen? 

     “If you recall your early science lesson about photosynthesis, you will remember that all plants, terrestrial and aquatic, absorb water and carbon dioxide and then give off oxygen as a waste product.  That is why botanical food is composed of oxygen in the molecular structure of its chlorophyll content.  Chlorophyll is the “blood” of a plant.  It is the protein in plant life that gives it its distinctive green or purple color.  When compared to a molecule of hemoglobin (the oxygen carrier in human blood) chlorophyll is almost identical.  Have you ever thought about what happens to that oxygen when we eat those foods in their living state?  It feeds oxygen to our body – the oxygen we need to stay alive and healthy.  Only living foods bring that oxygen into the body. 

     “The value of chlorophyll is not a new discovery.  In the early part of the twentieth century, chlorophyll was regarded as a top-notch weapon in the arsenal of pharmacopoeia.  Many physicians used it as a treatment for various complaints such as ulcers and skin disease, and as a pain reliever and breath freshener.  One report by Dr. Benjamin Gurskin, then director of experimental pathology at Temple University, was published in the American Journal of Surgery.  Dr. Gurskin discussed more than one thousand cases in which various disorders were treated with chlorophyll.  Commenting on his associates’ experiences with chlorophyll, he wrote, “It is interesting to note that there is not a single case recorded in which either improvement or cure has not taken place.”[xvi] 

      Juices and Smoothies – Another way to get more oxygen into the body is through drinking many freshly made juices.  At the Gerson clinic, they emphasis 13- 8 oz. glasses of freshly made raw juice every day, one glass every hour.  Of course, there are several reasons for this, one reason being that many nutrients and phytonutrients are entering the body through the juice.  A second reason that is often overlooked is the amount of extra oxygen that is taken in.  When juice is freshly made, many oxygen molecules end up being attached to the molecules in the juice.  These are transported to the cells in the body.  These added oxygen molecules in the cellular structure of the freshly made juice are incorporated into the body, raising the level of oxygen in the body naturally.  This extra oxygen is an influence in helping the body to cure degenerative diseases.

A Bedroom Greenhouse – A second way to get more oxygen naturally is through a greenhouse.  Have you ever walked through an enclosed greenhouse and taken a deep breath?  Plants give off oxygen, which is noticeable whether the plants are in a greenhouse or your bedroom.  If you put many big leafy plants in your bedroom and living room, they give off oxygen and clean the air in the room.  This higher level of oxygen in the air increases the quality of oxygen you breathe into your body.  This would help to build your immune system and fight degenerative diseases.

     Exercise is one proven method of getting more oxygen into the body.     

  6.  Green Smoothies & Low Stomach Acidity

     The Covid-19 virus is attacking and killing mostly elderly people and low stomach acidity is common among the elderly.  Green smoothies can help relieve that problem and has great benefit biochemically.  When people are acidic, they are more acceptable to get the virus and keep it longer. 

Smoothies will help to alkalize a person.

     A smoothie basically contains fresh fruit (such as banana, apple, berries, peaches, mango, pineapple chunks, etc.); 2-3 cups water; 1-2 cups juice; leafy greens (such as kale, spinach, Swiss chard, arugula, mescaline, romaine lettuce, etc.); juicy vegetables like cucumbers or tomatoes; optional a large scoop of a green protein powder, a teaspoon or two of barley, wheat grass or other green powder, or avocado which adds a smooth texture.  Blend it all together; if it is too thick, add more water or juice.

     Make up three or four at once since they will keep for several days.  There’s an old saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away, well now the saying is “a smoothie a day keeps the doctor away!” 

     Low stomach acidity is a problem with a lot of older people with or without diseases and this diet is very helpful with it.  Hydrochloric acid in the stomach is important for human health.  This impacts the digestion and absorption of many nutrients and a shortage of Hydrochloric acid can lead to nutritional deficiencies and this could develop into diseases.  Professor W. A. Walker from the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, states that, “Medical researchers since the 1930’s have been concerned about the consequences of hypochlorhydria.  While all the health consequences are still not entirely clear, some have been well documented.”[xvii]  Hypochlorhydria is low stomach acidity, when the body is not producing enough stomach acid.  This impacts digestion and absorption of nutrients.  Stomach acid also destroys all harmful microorganisms, pathogenic bacteria, parasites and their eggs, and fungi that enter the body through the mouth.[xviii]  If the stomach acid is insufficient then there is no barrier against these organisms.

     As we get old does HCL decrease?  As we age, especially after 40, the level of hydrochloric acid (HCL) decreases.  If we abuse our body through excess food and the wrong types of foods it can also causes the hydrochloric acid to decrease.  “Overeating, especially over consumption of fats and proteins, wears out the parietal cells of the stomach that secret HCL.”[xix]  “Stomach acid helps to digest large protein molecules.  If stomach acid is low, then incompletely digested protein fragments get absorbed into the bloodstream and cause allergies and immunological disorders.”[xx]    

7.  Happiness vs. Depression  

     Joy and Happiness are opposite depression which can make a virus worst or at least your life worst.   

     From the book of Genesis, through the latter prophets, history developed and matured with the Jewish people.  Emotions are a strong motivation in the area of diet.

And emotions have been connected to the development of the Jewish culture over time in the Bible in one study. (John Mayer, PhD and Jim Tibbetts; fall 1994, Journal of Psychohistory) Jim Tibbetts, STL and University of N.H. Professor Jack Mayer, PhD in this study analyzed the emotional content of the Old Testament over their evolution of a twelve-century period.  Word frequency correlations were run and it was discovered that the basic emotion of ‘happiness’ was statistically significant.  “Our procedures led to the clear conclusion that happiness increased with time in the Hebrew Bible.”[xxi]   And a key emotional term in the New Testament is ‘Joy’ or ‘Happiness’.  The Jerusalem Bible translates the Beatitudes of Jesus using the word, Happy. 

     Cell biologist, Bruce Lipton, PhD relates that because of chronically-elevated stress hormones:  “Almost every major illness that people acquire has been linked to chronic stress.  (Segerstom and Miller 2004;[xxii] Kopp and Rethelyi 2004;[xxiii] McEwen and Lasky 2002;[xxiv] McEwen and Seeman 1999[xxv])  Between 75 and 90 percent of primary-care physician visits have stress as a major contributing factor. (Atkinson 2000[xxvi]).”[xxvii]

     Bruce Lipton, PhD states, “Our positive and negative beliefs not only impact our health but also every aspect of our life.  Learning how to harness your mind to promote growth is the secret of life, which is why I called this book The Biology of Belief.  Of course, the secret of life is not a secret at all.  Teachers like Buddha and Jesus have been telling us the same story for millennia.  Now science is pointing in the same direction.  It is not our genes but our beliefs that control our lives.  ‘Oh, ye of little belief!’”[xxviii]

 8.  Nasal Irrigation – the Neti Pot

     Thailand, as well as Laos, and Vietnam has enjoyed an incredibly low number of cases, which has led Dr. Amy Baxter to believe that this one personal hygiene habit is the reason: nasal irrigation. 

     The vast number of people regularly practice nasal irrigation or the regular cleansing of their sinus with neti pots.  The biggest difference between these three countries and South Korea or Japan is that nasal irrigation is practiced by 80 percent of the people!  According to Dr. Baxter, recent clinical trials show that nasal irrigation reduces the duration and symptoms for other viral illnesses like flu and the common cold, though it hasn’t yet been studied for COVID-19.  SARS-CoV2’s viral load is heaviest in sinuses/nasal cavity. 

   There is growing belief in medical communities that viral load of COVID-19 is a significant variable in whether an individual gets sick or not.  Baxter explained how the buildup of viral particles in one’s sinus can inevitably lead to respiratory illness, but flushing it out once or twice a day “gives the immune system time to figure out what it needs like reducing the enemy.

     For anyone exposed to or positive for COVID-19, Baxter offers the following specific self-treatment:  “Do a hypertonic nasal irrigation with ½ tsp. povidone-iodine in the a.m. and in the evening with 8 oz. boiled lukewarm tap water, ½ tsp. baking soda, and 1 tsp. salt per cup H20.”  

     According to Dr. Baxter, there are now nine new registered trials trying this idea, including at Stanford, University of Kentucky, NYU Langone, University of Pittsburgh, and Vanderbilt among others.  

9.  Ginger & Spices: India, Italy

     It has been reported (MSN, Reuters, 4/24,20) in an article; Mystery of India’s lower death rates seems to defy coronavirus trend, that “While death rates in some countries have risen sharply in recent weeks, in India the opposite seems to be happening …”. 

     India has a high number of vegetarians and many if not most use hot spices like Ginger and Turmeric.  Perhaps this is part of the reason why they have such a low death rate; this could possibly be because these spices help to minimize or kill the virus and/or strengthen the immune system.

     India has tested about 525,000 people, meaning some 4% were positive. In the United Sates, about 18% of tests are positive, according to the COVID Tracking project.

India’s apparently lower death rates stands in contrast to what has been seen elsewhere.  But the lower rates might also reflect difficulties in reporting deaths during the lockdown, officials said.

    The Chinese also eat a lot of ginger and other hot spices in their foods and their meals are more vegetarian then Americans.  A diet that is higher in vegetables will me more alkaline then a meat-based diet which is more acidic.  Perhaps the coronavirus does not like hot spicy foods nor does it like an alkaline environment!  Perhaps their diet is partly why their country’s Chinese citizens have been more successful than Americans with Covid 19, in relation to numbers who get it and deaths from it? 

     The city of Prato, near Florence, should have been, according to many, a possible gateway for coronavirus. The reason: about 10% of the population of the medieval town is of Chinese origin.  The number of Chinese residents in the province is now officially around 30,000, but unofficial estimates put the figure at 50,000. About one in six children in Prato is of Chinese descent.  

     Currently, there are only 470 cases of infection in Prato, less than in any province in the Tuscany region. In addition, no members of the Chinese community were infected, according to officials. The other inhabitants of Prato noticed that the Chinese take the epidemic seriously, admits the mayor of the city.  They also eat a lot of hot spicy foods, and a lot of vegetables which probably built up their immune system.  (Adrian Cochino: How Italy’s “Little China” Avoid the Danger of the Virus Corona, 24 News, MSN: April 29, 2020).  

     Ginger, turmeric, and other spices strengthen the immune system, this is most probably the reason for the low infection rate and low death rate from COVID-19.    

     In the North East and West Coast there are more fatalities and coronaviral cases then in the Midwest farming areas, part of the reason could be that these are rural areas but the more accurate reason is because of what they eat!   The percentage of death rates should be the same but it is not, it is much lower in these farming communities. 

  10.  Studies on Meditation and Prayer

     Prayer is different from meditation; prayer is an activity of the human spirit in relation to God or the divine.  Meditation is an activity of the human soul in relation to world or human nature.  Studies have shown that these do make a difference.  Meditation is an activity that can affect the brain and can calm the nervous system, making it valuable for any disease.  Meditation over a long period of time will have positive physiological effects on the brain

     Dr. Perlmutter writes, “Meditation is far from passive activity.  Studies show that people who meditate are at much less risk of developing brain disease, among other

maladies.”[xxix]  (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Harvard Review of Psychiatry)  

     Dr. Paavo Airola sums up the basic factors for longevity as:  a low-calorie, simple, primarily vegan diet; exercise; fresh air; water; a loving atmosphere and a positive state of mind.  Li Chung Yun, the Chinese man documented to be 256 years old, (196 years old by other reports) calls it “inward calm.” [xxx]    

     The Harvard Crimson (2005)[xxxi]  reported a 2005 study by Harvard instructor, Dr. Sara W. Lazar, which showed that meditation can help to increase brain function, reduce the effects of aging on the brain, and improve concentration and memory.[xxxii]    

     A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on developing a lower risk for developing dementia stated,  “Scientists believe such leisure activities (like meditation) involving the brain help maintain mental fitness by stimulating connections between brain cells — and building up new brain cells that replace those that die.”[xxxiii]    

     A Harvard Health Publication, “Can Prayer Heal the Sick?”[xxxiv]  by Robert Shmerling, MD (2009) found positive results in reviewing the literature.  A recent survey of more than 1,100 US physicians found that 85 percent believed religion and spirituality (including prayer), had a positive influence on health and recovery.  But, only 6 percent of these doctors believed it had any effect on the “hard” medical endpoints, such as speed of recovery or death.  About three-fourths of these doctors thought religion and spirituality helped people cope and maintain a positive outlook.[xxxv]  

     The word “meditation” occurs over twenty-five times in the Old Testament.[xxxvi]   The root in Hebrew of the word ‘meditation’ means to ponder, to murmur, to reflect, to pray, a murmuring sound, to meditate.  The Greek would add to this to revolve in the mind, to imagine, pre-meditate (Lk 21:14), to take care of (1 Ti 4:15).  The first instance of meditation in the N.T. is Luke 2:51, where Mary “pondered these things in her heart.”[xxxvii]    

    The Bible and Prayer and Meditation

     Jesus finds strength in meditating and praying before dawn (Mk 1.35) and He went up onto the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God (Lk 6.12).   He prays regularly in the Synagogue (Lk 4.16).  He prays and meditates in solitude (Mk 6.46); He prays twice a day[xxxviii]  the basic Jewish Creed of faith: ‘and you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all you’re might.’ Deut 6.5-7  Jesus thanks His Father, God; (Mt 11.25-30; Jn 11.41) he praises His Father, God (Lk 10.21; Jn 17), he is transfigured, while he was praying before the Father (Lk 9.28), he prays for his disciples (Jn 17), he acts as an intercessor (Heb 4.14-16), and he teaches his followers to ‘Ask…. Seek…. Knock,’ (Lk 11.9-13) and to ‘pray always and never lose heart.’  Lk 18.1 

     Meditation on the name of Jesus is the oldest and most widely used form of Christian meditation.[xxxix]  The invocation of the name of Jesus may be used alone, “Jesus,” or used in a phrase.  In the Eastern Church the most common form is: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner.” (Mk 10:48) Other invocations may be used:  Jesus Thank you, Jesus I love you, praise you Lord Jesus, Jesus have mercy, etc.  A basic way to start is to take one of these four invocations and start saying it.  From your mind go down into your heart and meditate on this invocation for at least 10 to 20 minutes, when finished come back up from your heart and let it go. 

   Meditation has many benefits on the spiritual and psychological levels that can be helpful if a person gets the COVID-19 virus.  Be at peace as you read and apply this book.   God bless. 

L.  Possible Study on a Live-Food Protocol and

        Treatment on Covid-19

     The government is pouring millions into studies for a pharmaceutical cure, as in a vaccination and so nearly all this money is going into pharmaceuticals solutions and drugs.  As explained, there are five different paradigms of medicine in the U.S. and Allopathic and pharmaceutical intervention are only one of those paradigms, yet most of the money from the Government goes in that direction. 

     This book is an effort to show that a study using the other four paradigms needs to be done and protocol in this book can help show a program to develop a study out of.  Actually, these other paradigms are used all over the world and used much more then America uses them.  America is the really the home of pharmaceutical companies.  Yet American rates low on both its health and its healing ability.  The following is from the book:  The Bioethics of Drug Intervention by Jim Tibbetts.  It gives a quick review of the situation.  

     John Abramson, M.D. on the clinical faculty of Harvard Medical School writes in his book, Overdosed America the Broken Promise of American Medicine how the Pharmaceutical Companies are Corrupting Science, Misleading Doctors and Threatening your Health.  “Clearly these medical breakthroughs have contributed to increased longevity and improved quality of life; this is why I, too, believed that Americans received the best medical care in the world.  Then I saw an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in July 2000, claiming that ‘the U.S. population does not have anywhere near the best health in the world.’  On first read, I thought that surely the author was overstating the case.  In a comparison of 13 industrialized nations that will surprise most Americans – and certainly most American physicians – Dr. Barbara Starfield, University Distinguished Professor at John Hopkins School of Public Health, found that the health of Americans is close to the worst on most measures and overall ranked second to last.”[xl]

     Dr. Abramson continues; “The low ranking of America’s health reported in this article was so disparate from what I had believed that I started to look for other sources of comparative data to see if this was right.  An extensive comparison of the health of the citizens of industrialized countries done by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) confirmed the conclusion presented in Dr. Starfield’s article.  The United States again ranked poorly, with 18 industrialized countries having greater life expectancy.  Also, the United States ranks a lowly 24 among 39 developed countries on infant mortality.

     “One of the best single indicators of a country’s health was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO); it is called ‘healthy life expectancy.’  This measure represents the number of years that a child born now can expect to live in good health (i.e. total life expectancy minus years of illness adjusted for quality of life).  Children born in the United Stated today can expect to live the equivalent of about 69.3 healthy years of life, while children born in the other 22 industrialized countries can expect an average of 2.5 additional years of healthy life.  And children in Japan can expect almost six more years of good health than Americans.  American’s healthy life expectancy ranks 22 out of 23 industrialized countries, better only than the Czech Republic. 

     “The World Health Organization also developed several broader measures of health system performance, providing more-in-depth comparisons between countries.  On ‘overall achievement,’ the health care system in the United States ranks 15 in the world.  ‘Overall performance’ measures the efficiency of a health system by taking into account the per-person health expenditures required to reach its level of achievement.  On this measure the U.S. health care system ranking falls to 37.  Finally, ‘performance on the level of health’ measures the efficiency with which health care systems improve their citizens’ overall health.  On this measure, the United States’ ranking drops to a lowly 72 in the world. 

     “Despite the poor performance of the American health care system, our health care costs are simply staggering.  In 2004, health expenditures in the United States are projected to exceed $6100 for every man, woman, and child.  How does this compare with other countries?  The United States spends more than twice as much per person on health care as the other industrialized nations.  Even taking into account our higher per- person gross domestic product, the United States spends 42 percent more on health care per person than would be expected, given spending on health care in the other OECD nations.  This excess spending on health care in the United States is like a yearly tax of more than $1800 on every American citizen.”[xli] 

     “Notwithstanding the tremendous progress and the enormous costs of American medicine, over the last 40 years the health of the citizens of the other industrialized countries has been improving at a faster pace.  According to researchers from John Hopkins, ‘On most [health] indicators the U.S. relative performance declined since 1960; on none did it improve.’  One of the most telling statistics is the change in the years of life lost below the age of 70, before death due to natural aging starts to become a factor.  In 1960, Americans ranked right in the middle of 23 OECD countries on this measure.  But despite all of the extra money being spent on health care in the United States, the health of the citizens in the other OECD countries is improving more quickly.  By 2000, men in the United States were losing 21 percent more years of life before the age of 70 than men in the other OECD countries, and American women were losing 33 percent more.”[xlii] 

     John Abramson, MD in Overdosed America, writes that: “In September 2001 an unprecedented alarm was sounded.  The editors of 12 of the world’s most influential medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and the Annals of Internal Medicine, issued an extraordinary joint statement in their publications.  In words that should have shaken the medical profession to its core, the statement told of ‘draconian’ terms being imposed on medical researchers by corporate sponsors.  And it warned that the ‘precious objectivity’ of the clinical studies that were being published in their journals was being threatened by the transformation of clinical research into a commercial activity. 

     “The editors said that the use of commercially sponsored clinical trials ‘primarily for marketing. … makes a mockery of clinical investigation and is a misuse of a powerful tool.’  Medical scientists working on corporate-sponsored research, the editors warned, ‘may have little or no input into trial design, no access to the raw data, and limited participation in the data interpretation.’”[xliii] 

     Now is John Abramson, MD alone in this field?  The following books show that as a group they give a very well-rounded understanding of what is really happening in the medical profession because of the pharmaceutical industry. 

1.        Marcia Angel, MD: The Truth About Drug Companies How they deceive Us and What To do About it  

2.        Jerome P. Kassirer, MD: On the Take how Medicines’ Complicity with Big Business can Endanger your Health

3.        John Abramson, MD: Overdosed America the Broken Promise of American Medicine How the Pharmaceutical Companies are Corrupting Science, Misleading Doctors, and Threatening Your Health.

4.        Jerry Avron, M.D.: Powerful Medicines the Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs

5.        Dan E. Chesnut, M.D.: Lying with Authority Why You are Sick and What You Can do About It.

6.        Gary Null, Ph.D.: Death by Medicine.

7.        Peter H. Duesberg, Ph.D.: Inventing the AIDS Virus.

8.        Rebecca Culshaw, Ph.D.: Science Sold Out, Does HIV really cause AIDS?

9.        Uffe Ravnskov, MD: PhD, The Cholesterol Myths Exposing the Fallacy that Saturated Fat and Cholesterol cause Heart Disease

10.      Sherry Rogers, MD: The Cholesterol Hoax

11.      James P. Carter, MD, Dr.PH.: Racketeering in Medicine the Suppression of Alternatives  

12.     David Healy, Ph.D., Let Them Eat Prozac the Unhealthy Relationship between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression

13.     Seldon Krimsky: Science in the Private Interest has the Lure of Profits  Corrupted Biomedical Research?

14.     Merrill Goozner:  The $800 Million Pill the Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs

15.     Ray Moynihan, Alan Cassels: Selling Sickness How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All into Patients

16.     Leonard J. Weber: Profits Before People? Ethical Standards and the Marketing of Prescription Drugs

17.     Maggie Mahar: Money-Driven Medicine the Real Reason Health Care Costs so Much

18.     Katharine Greider: The Big Fix How the Pharmaceutical Industry Rips Off American Consumers 

19.     Achieving Evidence-based Practice, a Handbook for Practitioners, second edition

20.     Bandolier’s Little Book of Making Sense of the Medical Evidence  

     Who are some of these writers?  This is something that may help show that these books are well researched documents by knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the industry.

1)       Marcia Angell, MD was editor in chief of The New England Journal of Medicine, with twenty years’ experience of being with them.  She is author of Science on Trial

2)       Jerome P. Kaissirer, MD is Distinguished Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University.  He was Editor-in-Chief of New England Journal of Medicine for more than eight years.

3)       John Abramson, MD, a family doctor and is on the clinical faculty of Harvard Medical School, where he teaches primary care.

4)       Jerry Avorn, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomis at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

5)       Dan E. Chesnut, M.D., practicing physician of forty-four years and author. 

6)       Gary Null, Ph.D., scholar and author of numerous scholarly books on natural medicine.

7)       Peter H. Duesberg, Ph.D., a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California at Berkeley, a pioneer in retrovirus research. 

8)       Rebecca Culshaw, Ph.D., an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Texas.   

9)       Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D, a specialist in internal medicine has published more than 50 critical papers and letters on cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

10)   Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., an internationally known specialist in environmental medicine, published a dozen books and 20 scientific papers. 

11)   James P. Carter, M.D., Ph.D., is a clinical professor of pediatrics at Tulane University School of Medicine and author of nearly 50 papers and books.

12)   David Healy, Ph.D., is a visiting professor at the Univ. of Toronto, involved in the Univ. of Wales College of Medicine and author of over 120 journal articles.  

13)   Sheldon Krimsky is a professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University and author of six other books.

14)   Merrill Goozner is former chief economics correspondent at the Chicago Tribune. 

15)   Ray Moyniham & Alan Cassels are both medical health writers and scholars.

16)   Leonard J. Weber is an ethics consultant and on the faculty of the University of Detroit Mercy for over 30 years. 

17)   Maggie Mahar is a financial journalist’s writer and author. 

18)  Katharine Greider is a heath writer for magazines and a newspaper reporter

     Obviously, these books listed above are written by top professionals in the field who are giving in-depth insight and knowledge about some major Bioethical problems dealing with Allopathic medicine and pharmaceutical drugs.  In the book:  The Bioethics of Drug Intervention by Jim Tibbetts, all of these authors and their research and writings are explained in more depth.

      Scientific evidence is a new kid on the block in the last 100-200 years.  Medicine has been around for over 3,000 years (Naturopathic, Ayruvedic, Chinese and Live-Food medicine groups) and only in the last 130 years or so has scientific evidence, as found in Allopathic Medicine, has become something of importance.  Yet “the reliability, the bias, the conflicts of interest and need for it” are bioethics issues.[xliv] 

     There are different forms of scientific research and evidence such as: Randomized controlled trials; Case-controlled study; Case Study; Cohort study; Survey; Qualitative Study; Professional Consensus, and Qualitative opinion-based evidence.  All of this research can be said to do two basic things in healthcare:

  1. That which increases the understanding of health, ill health and the process of healthcare. 
  2. That which enables an assessment of the interventions used in order to try to promote health, to prevent ill health or to improve the process of healthcare.[xlv]    

     Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are often termed the ‘gold standard’ in research evidence.  But this gold is in the eyes of the beholder which are usually the peer review journals that have put them in that light.  These journals hold a particular medical paradigm or philosophy that they want to promote and using RCTs is the best way for them to promote their philosophical (medical paradigm) beliefs.  Part of the reason is because of the cost to do an RCT.  The pharmaceutical companies want to promote their drugs for their profits and thus promote or encourage RCTs because of the high cost of doing an RCT.  It takes upwards of $200 million to get RCTs through the FDA.[xlvi]      

     The other four paradigms; Naturopathic, Ayurveda, Chinese and Raw vegan, Plant-based Orthomolecular medicine groups, studies are not able to be made because of the high cost and resistance of the Allopathic community, who want to be the number one group.   

     Marcia Angel the editor of; The New England Journal of Medicine, published on the commercial and academic interests dealing with pharmaceutical companies; she wrote an accompanying editorial, titled “Is Academic Medicine for Sale?  in which I expressed my concern about the merging of commercial and academic interests.  In response, a reader sent a letter to the editor asking rhetorically, ‘Is academic medicine for sale?  No.  The current owner is very happy with it.’”[xlvii]     

     All of this gives more evidence that a study on this book and its protocol needs to be done.  There is a need for the government to fund a; Study on these other Schools of Thought in Medicine, especially the Live-Food Orthomolecular Medicine Protocol and Treatment

on Covid-19 and other degenerative diseases.  Jim Tibbetts book; Starving into Remission:  Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

and Multiple Sclerosis – Nutritional Therapies, has the initial evidence and theory to base a larger study on. 

[i]  Wolfe, David; Eating for Beauty, p. 206.

[ii]   Adams JS, Clemens TL, Parrish JA, Holick MF.  Vitamin D Synthesis and metabolism after ultraviolet irradiation of normal and vitamin D deficient subjects. N Engl J Med 1982, Mar 25;306(12):722-5. 

[iii]   Adams JS, Clemens TL, Parrish JA, Holick MF.  Vitamin D Synthesis and metabolism after ultraviolet irradiation of normal and vitamin D deficient subjects. N Engl J Med 1982, Mar 25;306(12):722-5. 

[iv]   Adams JS, Clemens TL, Parrish JA, Holick MF.  Vitamin D Synthesis and metabolism after ultraviolet irradiation of normal and vitamin D deficient subjects. N Engl J Med 1982, Mar 25;306(12):722-5. 

[v]  David Perlmutter, Grain Brain, p. 207, stating: For a general overview of the relationship between sleep and health, go to: disorders/brain basics/understanding_ sleephtm.  Also refer to the works of Dr. Michael Breus, a noted authority on sleep medicine http://www.

[vi] Perlmutter, Grain Brain, p. 207, citing: Benedict Carey, “Aging in Brain Found to Hurt Sleep Needed for Memory,” New York Times, January 27, 2013.  See also: B.A. Mander, et al., “Prefontal Atrophy, Disrupted NREM Slow Waves and Impaired Hippocampal-dependent Memory in Aging,” Nature Neuroscience 16, no. 3 (March 2013): 357-64.

[vii]  Perlmutter, Grain Brain, p. 207, citing: C.S. Moller-Lever, et al. “Effects of Insufficient Sleep on Circadian Rhythmicity and Expression Amplitude of the Human Blood Transcriptrome.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110, no. 12 (March 19, 2013): E1132-41.

[viii] Perlmutter, Grain Brain, p. 209, citing: For volumes of data about sleep and statistics about how much we get, refer to the National Sleep Foundation at   

[ix]  For more information, apply to the Secretariat of the Medical Society for Ozone Therapy (Arztliche Gesellschaft für Ozontherapie), Nordring 8-10, D-7557 Iffezheim, Fed. Rep. of Germany.   

[x]  Ed McCabe is a best-selling oxygen author in the 1980’s and 1990’s Oxygen Therapies; and Flood Your Body with Oxygen, Therapy for Our Polluted World. 

[xi]   Harter Pierce, Tanya, Outsmart your Cancer, p. 196 citing: Altman, Nathaniel, Oxygen Healing Therapies. Healing Arts Press: Rochester, Vermont, 1998, pp. 19-20. 

[xii]  McCable, Ed; Flood Your Body with Oxygen, p. 57.

[xiii]  McCable, Ed; Flood Your Body with Oxygen, p. 58.

[xiv]  McCable, Ed; Flood Your Body with Oxygen, (Energy Publications, Miami Shores, FL, 2003), p. 139-140. 

[xv]   John Gainer, “Now the Villain is Protein,” Science News (August 21, 1971): 123-24.

[xvi]  Gurskin, B.  “Chlorophyll – Its Therapeutic Place in Acute and Supporative Disease,” American Journal of Surgery 49 (1940): 49-55. 

[xvii]  Walker WA. Isselbacher KJ. “Uptake and transport of macromolecules by the intestine. Possible role in clinical disorders.” Gastroenterology: 67:531-50, 1974.  Cited in Boutenko, Victoria, Green for Life, p. 47.

[xviii]  Minocha Anil M.D., Carrol David. Natural Stomach Care: Treating and Preventing Digestive Disorders with the Best of Eastern and Western Healing Therapies. New York: Penguin Group, 2003.  Cited in Boutenko, Victoria, Green for Life, p. 62.

[xix]  Boutenko, Victoria, Green for Life, p. 62, citing: Elson M. Haas MDStaying Healthy with Nutrition. (California: Celestial Arts, 1992). 

[xx]  Boutenko, Victoria, Green for Life, p. 63, citing: Minocha Anil M.D., Carrol David. Natural Stomach Care: Treating and Preventing Digestive Disorders with the Best of Eastern and Western Healing Therapies, (New York: Penguin Group, 2003).

[xxi]  Mayer, John, D., PhD., Tibbetts, James, J., “Emotion Over Time Within a Religious Culture: A Lexical Analysis of the Old Testament.”  Journal of Psychohistory, fall, 1994, p. 244.   

[xxii]   Lipton, Bruce, The Biology of Belief, p. 121, citing: Segerstrom, S.C., and G.E. Miller (2004). “Psychological Stress and the Human Immune System: A Meta-Analytic Study of 30 Years of Inquiry.” Psychological Bulletin 130(4): 601-630.

[xxiii]  Lipton, Bruce, The Biology of Belief, p. 121, citing: Kopp and Rethelyi (2004). “Where psychology meets physiology: chronic stress and premature mortality – the Central-Eastern European health paradox.” Brain Research Bulletin 62:351-367.

[xxiv]  Lipton, Bruce, The Biology of Belief, p. 121, citing: McEwen, B. and with Elizabeth N. Lasley (2002).  The End of Stress As We Know It.  Washington, National Academies Press.

[xxv]  Lipton, Bruce, The Biology of Belief, p. 121, citing: McEwen, B.S. and T. Seeman (1999).  “Protective and Damaging Effects of Mediators of Stress: Elaborating and Testing the Concepts of Allostasis and Allostatic Load.” Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences 896:30-47. 

[xxvi]  Lipton, Bruce, The Biology of Belief, p. 121, citing: Atkinson, William (2000). “Strategies for Workplace Stress.”  Risk and Insurance Online (  

[xxvii]  Lipton, Bruce, The Biology of Belief, p. 121, Hay House, Inc. New York City (2005), Mountain Love Productions (2008, 2011).

[xxviii]  Lipton, Bruce, The Biology of Belief, p. 114.

[xxix]  David Perlmutter, Grain Brain, p. 139, citing: G.L. Xion and P.M. Doraiswamy, “Does Meditation Enhance Cognition and Brain Plasticity?”  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1172 (August 2009): 63-69. See also: E. Dakwar and F.R. Levin, “The Emerging Role of Meditation in Addressing Psychiatric Illness, with a Focus on Substance Use Disorders,” Harvard Review of Psychiatry 17, no. 4 (2009): 254-67.   

[xxx]   Cousens, Gabriel, Spiritual Nutrition, p. 135, citing: Airola, Paavo, Worldwide Secrets for Staying Young, Phoenix, AZ: Health Plus, 1982.

[xxxi]  Bronshtein, Shai D., The Harvard Crimson (University Daily, December 16, 2005). 

[xxxii]  Bronshtein, Shai D., The Harvard Crimson (University Daily, December 16, 2005). 

[xxxiii] Verghese, Joe, MD, and et., Leisure Activities and the Risk of Dementia in the Elderly, New England Journal of Medicine, June 19, 2003, vol 348:2508-2516, no. 25.

[xxxiv]  Shmerling, Robert, M.D., ‘Can Prayer Heal the Sick?’ Harvard Health Publications, Harvard College, 2009.

[xxxv]  Shmerling, Robert, M.D., ‘Can Prayer Heal the Sick?’ Harvard Health Publications, Harvard College, 2009.

[xxxvi]  (Gen 24:63, Jos 1:8, 1 Kgs 18:27, Is 33:18, Sir 6:37, 14:20, 39:7, 50:28, Job 15:4, Ps 1:2, 5:1, 19:14, 49:2, 63:6, 77:3, 77:6, 77:12, 104:34; 119:12, 119:15, 119:23, 119:27, 119:48, 119:78, 119:97, 119:99; 119:148, 119:78, 119.97, 119:99, 119:148, 143:5, 145:5)

[xxxvii]   Tibbetts, James, Christian Meditation, the Jesus Prayer and Praise, (LF Tech Inc., Schenectady, NY, 2008),

[xxxviii]   (Mt 14.23; Lk 3.21, 5.16, 6.12, 9.18,28f)

[xxxix]  Citing: Mt 1:21; 1:23; 1:24,25; 10:22; 12:18,21; 18:5; 18:19,20;

19:29; 28:19; Mk 9:38-41; 16:17,18;  Lk 10:17; 24:46,47;  Jn 1:12; 2:23; 3:18; 14:13,14; 14:26; 15:16; 15:20,21; 16:23, 24, 26;  20:31; Acts 2:21; 2:38; 3:6; 3:16; 4:7, 8, 10, 12, 17,18; 4:29,30; 5:28,40-42; 8:12; 9:14-16; 9:21,27,29; 10:43; 10:48; 15:25,26; 16:18; 19:5; Rom 1:5; 10:13; 1 Cor 1:2; 1 Cor 1:10; 1 Cor 6:11; Eph 5:20; Phil 2:9,10,11; Col 3:17; 2 Thess 1:12; 2 Tim 2:19; Heb 1:4; Heb 6:10; Heb 13:15; Ja 5:14; 1 Pt 4:14; 1 Jn 2:12; 1 Jn 3:23; 1 Jn 5:13; Rev 19:12,13,16; Rev 22:3,4.

[xl]  Abramson, John, Overdosed America the Broken Promise of American Medicine, (Harper Collins Publishers, N.Y., 2008), p. 45.

[xli]  Abramson, John, Overdosed America, p. 46.

[xlii]  Abramson, John, Overdosed America, p. 47.

[xliii]  Abramson, John, Overdosed America the Broken Promise of American Medicine, (Harper Collins Publishers, N.Y., 2008), p. 96.

[xliv]  Hamer, Susan and Gill Collinson, Achieving Evidence-based Practice a Handbook for Practitioners second edition (Bailliere Tindall Elsevier, Edinburgh, 2005).

[xlv]  Hamer and Collinson, Achieving Evidence-based Practice, p. 17, citing: Muir Gray J A 1997, Evidence-based healthcare: how to health policy and management decisions. Churchill Livingstone,

Edinburgh, p. 69.  

[xlvi]  Hamer and Collinson, Achieving Evidence-based Practice, p. 17, citing: Muir Gray J A 1997, Evidence-based healthcare: how to health policy and management decisions. Churchill Livingstone,

Edinburgh, p. 69.  

[xlvii]  Angell, Marcia, The Truth About the Drug Companies, p. 143.



2.  James
C. Tibbetts, M.A., S.T.L.  

has an MBA (2009, Salve Regina Univ., R.I.); an STL (Licentiate in
Sacred Theology) with a specialization in Marian Studies, 1995, and also did
STD work (Doctoral) at the International Marian Research Institute, Univ. Dayton,
Ohio and an MA (1983) in Christian Ministry and Renewal (Franciscan University
of Steubenville, Ohio).  BA (1976), in Psychology, (University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York).   

     He is a member of Secular Franciscan Order,
the K of C and the American Mariological Society.  James as a businessman ran various businesses (local and national), he promoted a feature film for a Marian organization,
World Apostolate of Fatima in NJ.  He worked in ministry and worked with the developmentally disabled. 

     As a theologian he has given talks at national conferences, society meetings and given retreats
on; Spirituality, Marian topics; on plant-based diets, fasting, healing and
Christian meditation.  He has been teaching
Christian meditation since about 1982. 
He has been into a plant-based diet since 1976; also, vegan, raw vegan
(2000) and juice fasting, and has written books on these topics and on Biblical
Nutrition.  Now he is vegetarian-vegan-raw

     Jim and Fr. Bill McCarthy produced a 16-part Christianity
… Simplified
book series.  Jim started a charismatic prayer group in 2017.  Jim
took and developed the prayer group into a Franciscan secular, lay group the;
Order of Eden Franciscan (OEF) in 2018-2019 in Moodus, CT at My Father’s House
retreat center, the group professed in 2019. 

     Jim produced
several DVD’s on spiritual topics and mime. From 1978 Jim has been a professional mime; solo, duet and was a founding member (1991 to 2000) of the group “Christsong” which performed around the U.S., twice-toured England and appeared on television shows.  “Tibbetts has studied his art under technique-oriented Marcel Marceau and personality-oriented Tony Montanaro.  The result has been a critically acclaimed combination of the two.”  (Arts & Entertainment,
Evening Express, Portland, ME.)

     Jim has written journal, popular articles, plays and he has written over 50 books and compilations including: 

           Health and Healing Series    

  1.   Juice Fasting a Scientific and Practical Approach

  2.   A Diary on Juice Fasting

  3.   Living Green with Juices, Smoothies and Salads

  4.   Starving Cancer to Death, Nutritional Integrative

          Cancer Therapies, Book I with Joseph Spaziani, MD

  5.   Starving Cancer the Scientific Evidence for Nutritional  

  Integrative Therapies, Book II 


  6.   Starving into Remission:  Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis  

– Nutritional Therapies 


  7.   Remission towards Curing:  Mental Disabilities, Mental

            Retardation with a Live-food Integrative Lifestyle

  8.   Remission towards Curing:  Sleep Disorders with

            Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine  

  9.   The Bioethics of Drug Intervention 

10.   Living Foods Standards Blueprint Review of Principles

11.   Q&A about Vegetarians and Health  

12.  The Sower’s Seeds of Remission and Curing: Alzheimer

           Parkinson and MS!    A Nutrition Therapy Novel 


13.   Superior Health for Astronauts as Raw Vegans –Novel  

General and Christian Writings   

14.  The Passion of Christ; Movie, Scriptures and Mystics

15.  Christian Meditation, the Jesus Prayer and Praise

16.  Christian Kabbalah: Body, Soul, Spirit and Heart

17.  Guadalupe the Tilma’s Conquest – a historical novel

18.  Guadalupe the Tilma Research and Meaning

19.  Guadalupe the Tilma’s Conquest – a musical & a CD     

           Biblical Nutrition and Fasting Series 

20.  Jesus and Mary were Kosher Vegetarian, the Evidence

           from the Bible, the Early Church and Nutrition

21.  Biblical Nutrition and Fasting 

22.  Biblical Nutrition; Forty Days of Meditations  

23.  Biblical Nutrition Alleluia Meditations   

24.  Biblical Nutrition the Kosher Vegetarianism

           of Jesus and Judaism

25.  Biblical Fasting 

26.  Christian Kosher Purification Foundations   Part I   

27.  Christian Kosher Purification Theology       Part II

         Climate Change Series Involving Food

28.  The Scientific Facts and Schools of Thought for

          Impacting Global Warming!    Part I

29.  The Renewable Energy and Commissions for

          Impacting Global Warming!    Part II 

30.  Jesus and Mary’s Plant-based Diet are about

          Impacting Global Warming!    Part III

            Marian Theology

31.   Biblical Titles of the Virgin Mary – 30 Day Meditation

32.  A Biblical Ballad of Mary Mother of Jesus 

33.  Fatima’s Apparitions, Messages and Phenomena 

34.  The Third Secret of Fatima’s Nuclear WWIII                                        

35.  The Historical Development of Biblical Mariology Pre-

         and Post-Vatican II (1943-1986 American Mariology)

36.  Our Lady in Scripture with Fr. Rene Laurentin 

           Franciscan Theology

37.  Reforming the Franciscans with Francis Spiritual

          Practices – Franciscan Reform 1

38.  Reforming the Franciscans with Francis Spiritual

          Practice of Fasting and Kosher – Franciscan Reform 2

39.  Reforming the Franciscans with Francis Spiritual

          Practices of Praise and Tongues – Franciscan Reform 3

40.  Reforming the Franciscans with the Practical 

          Practice of Fasting and Kosher – Franciscan Reform 4

41.  Order of Eden Franciscans Biblical Rule of Life

42.  Order of Eden Franciscans Biblical Titles of

           Mary Mother of Jesus Rule of Life   

43.  Order of Eden Franciscans Lifestyle and Structure

            Books coauthored with Fr. Bill McCarthy

44.  Mary in the Church Today

45.  Christian Spirituality Simplified

46.  Christian Prayer and Meditation Simplified 

47.  Christian Community Life God’s Best Plan Simplified

48.  Christian Insight into Mary Mother of Jesus Simplified

49.  Christian Insight into the Virgin Mary His

               Ark of the Covenant Simplified 

50.  Christian Healing and Wholeness Simplified

51.  Christian Renewal by the Holy Spirit Simplified

52.  Christian Practice with the Gift of Tongues Simplified

53.  Christian Insight into the Eucharist Simplified

54.  Christian Insight into Body, Soul, and Spirit Simplified

55.  Christian Biblical Strategy of the Cross and

            the Cross of Biblical Nutrition Simplified 

56.  Christians Ten Best Practices Simplified 

            Books with Forward by Fr. Bill McCarthy

57.  Christian Insight into Biblical Nutrition Simplified

58.  Christian Insight into Biblical Fasting Simplified  

59.  Christian Purification with Nutrition Simplified

60.  Christian Purification with Fasting Simplified  

    Books can be ordered directly at:

            Other Selected activities/productions of Jim Tibbetts 

    Video Productions –  1990’s documentaries (*): 

*DVD:  Saint Faustina Life and Mission – award winning

*DVD:  Fr. Ed McDonough the Healing Priest in Boston

  DVD:  The Mime Adventures of Mr. Tibb, James Tibbetts

  CD: Guadalupe the Tilma’s Conquest, musical & a CD 

–  Fictional/factual Chapter on Our Lady of Fatima in a

       published book (2015) on the Planet Pluto. 

– Journal Article: “Emotion over Time within a Religious

      Culture:  A Lexical Analysis of the Old Testament.”

      Journal of Psychohistory, 1994, w/John Mayer PhD

– Received two small grants (Feb. 2003 travel, 2004 pub.)

    from:  Maine Space Grant Consortium.  Gave a talk at

    NASA in Houston, TX (Feb., 2003), and gave a talk at

    the Kennedy Space Center, FL. (2006).  Wrote a book for

    the Maine Space Grant Consortium:  Superior Health for

    Astronauts as Raw Vegans, the Scientific Evidence (2004). 

– Publisher, editor of an issue of a vegan magazine (2004): 

       “Just Eat an Apple” then the magazine closed down.

–  Speaker 2002, 2003 at The International Raw and Living

        Foods Festival, Portland, Oregon.  

–  Certified in Pilates; Pilates Academy International, (PAI)

       from; Pure Movement Portland, Maine (2009).

–  Studied yoga and developed Rosary Postures, a stretch or

       Pilates move for each bead on the Rosary.

–  Got involved in the Charismatic Renewal in 1978.

–  Joined the Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) in 1982 at

     the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH.

–  Started the, Order of Eden Franciscans (OEF) in

    2018-2019 at My Father’s House in Moodus, CT.

–  My Father’s House is a retreat center located in Moodus, Connecticut founded by Fr. Bill McCarthy.  A charismatic prayer group was started in 2017, by Jim Tibbetts and Fr. Bill McCarthy.  Jim took and developed this into the Order of Eden Franciscans (O.E.F.), they are concerned with fasting, diet, lifestyle and the environment.  Jim Tibbetts has been a Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) since 1982.  The OEF group is a secular Franciscan and secular Carmelite group that is being blessed, having fun and growing.  “In My Father’s House there are many mansions.”  John 14:2 

    The Order of Eden Franciscans (OEF) emphasizes purification by teaching how to juice fast and about a lifestyle for health and healing, they have a “Health & Healing” yearly retreat at My Father’s House retreat center.  They gather monthly and use social media as needed.  They are a not-for-profit ministry and community.  It takes a year to become an OEF, going through some teachings and involvement with the group.  It is primarily Catholic but Christian involvement is possible.  They also go to religious events, musicals and other activities supporting the Arts and the Church; as they seek to grow in holiness in the OEF lifestyle together.



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