In the last hundred years or so intensive factory farms have destroyed most of the land used for agriculture in much of the western world. Today it is impossible to get even minimal RDA amounts of primary minerals and vitamins from factory farmed food. And then there are myriad secondary nutrients needed for optimal health that are no longer even in the food. They have simply been eliminated.
After completing the fourth edition of BLIND FAITH which included details of my complete protocol I’m still being asked how I regained my sight. I’m told that many people still don’t believe that it’s possible to reverse macular degeneration with diet alone. Because their doctors say so. Well that is also what my Ophthalmologist told me and I proved him wrong. If I had believed him I would be completely blind today. That is all I can say. If people insist on believing everything their doctors tell them then I can’t deal with that. All I can say is enjoy being blind. After all being a victim is easy. It’s always someone elses fault.
I have come to believe that most diseases are merely symptoms of underlying mineral deficiencies. Linus Pauling even stated that. It cannot be argued that factory farmed food available today is deficient in most minerals. Reverse those deficiencies and you can reverse many diseases. I challenge anyone to prove that statement wrong.
I no longer believe that our governments, corporations or media can be trusted when it comes to telling the truth. We must take care of ourselves.
What I Did To Reverse Macular Degeneration
The solution proved to be very simple but it took me nineteen months of research to educate myself and develop a protocol. It boiled down to one thing. Factory farmed food causes macular degeneration plus a myriad of other diseases. This is because it is deficient in nutrients needed to support health. Once I addressed that I regained my sight. I took no drugs, herbs or chemicals. I did it with food and supplementation. This included the major minerals, vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants plus parent essential oils (PEOs) Evening Primrose Oil and Flax-Seed Oil (for Omega 3 and 6) and Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda). I believe that the PEOs forced the bad oils out of my cells and allowed them to breathe again, get nutrients in and get waste out. The Sodium Bicarbonate raised my pH and cellular voltage.
All of this provided the raw materials and conditions that my body needed to create new healthy cells. This included the cells of the rods and cones in my eyes and I regained my sight.
Factory Farmed Food Is Nutrient Deficient Food
It is impossible to get all the essential minerals we need from food alone. Pernod. I am sick and tired of hearing otherwise educated people, many who are medical doctors, continue to say we can get all the nutrition we need from a balanced diet. In today’s world this is impossible. Either they are honestly mistaken (no excuse), stupid (possible) or they are part of the problem (bought off or threatened).
Factory Farmed Food Must Be Supplemented
The recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) amounts of vitamins and minerals are merely the theoretical basic amounts needed to prevent deficiency-related illness. Besides the fact that RDA amounts are often far below the optimal amounts, the RDA list does not include literally hundreds of other valuable nutrients which we have evolved and adapted to utilize. And government recommendations can be confusing as well.
I strived to maintain as close to the Tolerable Upper Limits as possible without overdosing. The following is a good but rather confusing set of guidelines from the Institute of Medicine. I fully explain most of this in the fourth edition of BLIND FAITH.
Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI)
Quoting From Wikipedia: “The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) is a system of nutrition recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies (United States). It was introduced in 1997 in order to broaden the existing guidelines known as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs, see below). The DRI values differ from those used in nutrition labeling in the U.S. and Canada, which uses Reference Daily Intakes (RDIs) and Daily Values (%DV) based on outdated RDAs from 1968.
The DRI provides several different types of reference value:
- Estimated Average Requirements (EAR), expected to satisfy the needs of 50% of the people in that age group based on a review of the scientific literature.
- Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), the daily dietary intake level of a nutrient considered sufficient by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine to meet the requirements of 97.5% of healthy individuals in each life-stage and sex group. The definition implies that the intake level would cause a harmful nutrient deficiency in just 2.5%. It is calculated based on the EAR and is usually approximately 20% higher than the EAR (See Calculating the RDA).
- Adequate Intake (AI), where no RDA has been established, but the amount established is somewhat less firmly believed to be adequate for everyone in the demographic group.
- Tolerable upper intake levels (UL), to caution against excessive intake of nutrients (like vitamin A) that can be harmful in large amounts. This is the highest level of daily nutrient consumption that is considered to be safe for, and cause no side effects in, 97.5% of healthy individuals in each life-stage and sex group. The definition implies that the intake level would cause a harmful nutrient excess in just 2.5%. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has also established ULs which do not always agree with U.S. ULs. For example, zinc UL is 40 mg in U.S. and 25 mg in EFSA.
- Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges(AMDR), a range of intake specified as a percentage of total energy intake. Used for sources of energy, such as fats and carbohydrates.
The DRI is used by both the United States and Canada and is intended for the general public and health professionals.”
In addition to nutrient deficiency, factory farmed food contains a huge amount of dangerous chemicals. At every stage from the field to the store shelves a myriad of chemicals are added to all factory farmed food to maintain the look of fresh, healthy food.