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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Congress Passed A Worthless Expensive So-Called "Health Bill"

Yesterday Congress passed a worthless, expensive, so-called "health bill" that will only guarantee that more people are covered by insurance at a cost of over a trillion dollars and also guarantee more people getting sick, tired, fat and dead.

In my opinion, this health bill will not improve the health of a single person in America. If fact, it is my prediction that more people will be diagnosed and treated with acute and chronic conditions and become sick, tired and potentially dead from the traditional toxic acidic medical treatments.

I believe we will see a significant increase in cancer, diabetes and heart disease from this so-called "health bill." Bottom-line more people covered by insurance means more diagnosed so-called diseases.

This so-called health bill does not provide the single most important thing that people need - an understanding on how to prevent and/or reverse disease. The education of how to stay healthy and fit.

Health care prevention and alkaline treatments should be available to everyone on the planet so they can learn to take responsibility for their own health. A healthy body is a choice just as a sick body is a choice. You don't get sick, you do sick with poor acidic lifestyle and dietary choices. A healthy body requires alkaline food, drink and exercise. It is simple and it is affordable to all and it DOES NOT need to be managed by a government that is literally constipated.

Despite my dire predictions about this bill and the direction of the nation....there is one small factor in this bill and in President Obama's first year in office, including how the President did or did not participate in this health bill, that might make me change my mind about this sad legislation. I know it's a long shot, and I'll tell you what it is, and then I'd like to share with you an incredible testimonial letter.

Part of me tends to think that despite his support for this bill, President Obama has an excellent educational background, shows good intellectual abilities, fine moral values, a good father model and family leadership to millions of young men regardless of color, and so I hope there is more depth to our president than is apparent in this faulty and wrong-headed bill. He did not take strong leadership in this bill, but he did support it.

And so here is my hope. I am hoping that the Obama's gave a silent and symbolic "shot across the bow" when they planted a large and prominent vegetable garden on the White House grounds soon after his taking office. They have clearly expressed their belief in the importance of a plant enriched diet. I am hoping that we have not heard the last about gardens, greens, vegetables, and healthy nutrition.

Now, just in case Obama is smarter than he is letting on about health, and just in case he really understands the importance of vegetables and nutrition, and understands the dangers of our present medical system and how and when it is controlled by the pharmaceutical industry, Obama would not yet have been able to go out very far on a limb and criticize four major industries when the unemployment rate is at 10%.

It is possible that President Obama understands the serious flaws presented in the medical, pharmaceutical, insurance, and agribusiness industries. And if this might be the case, then he could not have criticized all of them during his first year in office. If President Obama's values are such that he is willing to take on the problems of health, nutrition, and our present medical system, it would have been political suicide to do this in the first months of office with all the other problems facing him.

I know it's a long shot, but I am hoping that President Obama is being "dumb like a fox" and is waiting for the right time to talk about nutrition, prevention, green food, and the change in our infrastructure that we must face in the coming decade or so. After all, these four industries represent tens of millions of workers, and this change can not and will not take place over night. It would make sense that he plans to do this if he can be elected to a second term, because once he does this, he would likely not win re-election to office....not ever again.

President Obama has talked about prevention several times, and so, that garden may have been a silent and subtle message to 30 million Americans who are interested in alternative health and more enlightened medical leadership. We can always hope.

Meanwhile, although it's a terrible health bill, there is always a small chance that our First Family's White House vegetable garden will be the first in many statements, increasingly stronger, that they will make to America and the world. Only time will tell.


The following is an unsolicited testimony of a client who was diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus, a pre-acidic or cancerous condition of the esophagus and how she reversed this condition without surgery, chemotherapy or toxic medications and without costing you or me a penny. She did it herself without government intervention or support. She learned the secret to a healthy body, mind and spirit - maintain its alkaline design through an alkaline lifestyle and diet.

This is what a real health plan should teach and cover. Not just the same old, same old medical care or treatments that were founded and built on a false premise - the germ theory or germs cause disease.

It is my hope that the good people of America will stand up and say NO to Big Government, Big Pharma and more toxic medicines that do NOT work. The people in America and around the world need the pH Miracle Diet and Lifestyle and need to understand that there is only one sickness, one disease and one treatment. The one sickness and the one disease is the over-acidification of the blood and then tissues due to an inverted way of living, eating and thinking. The one treatment is to maintain and/or restore the alkaline design of the body with alkaline food, water and exercise.


And now for the pH Miracle testimony - Reversing Barrett's Esophagus:

Good Morning Dr. Young!

My mother died with leukemia and severe osteoporosis and yet I still was NOT eating or drinking greens or watching my acid/alkaline levels at all.

One year ago I was told I had unexplained anemia so I went in for a colonoscopy. They found nothing in the colon area so I did an upper endoscopy. The doctor says, "You have a pre-cancerous condition and evidence of Barrett's in your esophagus and I recommend...blah..blah.." I stopped listening because he started naming off chemicals and medicines. I told him thanks but no thanks and I'd take care of it with diet. He looked quizzical and sent me on my way wishing me good luck.

This woke me up! It was happening to me! I was being SUCKED into the medical system with symptoms, diagnoses, etc! I started immediately drinking green shakes and 2-3 liters of green/alkaline water with the pHour salts, etc., per your program as outlined in The pH Miracle for Weight Loss Book.

This October my doctor recommended a follow up endoscopy and here's the resulting letter:

"Dear Ms. Warner,

The esophageal biopsies did not reveal any evidence of Barrett's esophagus at this time. But as there was evidence of Barrett's in the past, you will benefit from endoscopic follow up again in 3 years.

Sincerely,

Sadha T. MD.

Dr. Young, thank you so much for giving me the information and guidance to have power over disease and the ability to manage my own health. It gave me great joy to realize I did it.

PS: And of course I have no more anemia!

Sincerely,

Ms. Val Warner
A 55 yr old, healthy, alkaline, fit woman thanks to you Dr. Young.
www.ValWarner.com


WHAT IS BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS?

Barrett's esophagus is an acidic pre-cancerous condition where dietary and/or metabolic acids affect the lining of the esophagus, the swallowing tube that carries foods and liquids from the mouth to the stomach.

Facts:

  • In a study published in 2005, Barrett's esophagus prevalence was estimated to affect approximately 3.3 million adults over 50 years of age in the United States2,3,14
  • Patients with Barrett's Esophagus are 30-125 times more likely to develop adenocarcinoma (esophageal cancer) than the general population7
  • The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has risen approximately six-fold in the U.S. It is rising faster than breast cancer, prostate cancer, or melanoma4,15
  • According to Dr. Robert O. Young, Director of Research at the pH Miracle Living Center, "esophageal adenoccarcinoma has increased in direct relationship to the acidic levels of the diet and lifestyle."
Stomach acid backs up into the esophagus from acid reflux or GERD, causing injury to the esophageal lining.

HOW DOES BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS DEVELOP?

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a disorder in which stomach acid and acidic enzymes causing injury to the esophageal lining, producing symptoms such as heartburn, regurgitation, and chest pain. In some patients with GERD, the normal esophagus cells are damaged directly by dietary acid. Over time, this damage can result in inflammation and genetic changes that cause the cells to become altered or cancerous. The tissue takes on a different appearance and microscopically is no longer esophagus tissue, but rather becomes intestinal tissue. This is called “intestinal metaplasia” or Barrett’s esophagus. If a patient has GERD symptoms more than 3 times per week, they should immediately eliminate ALL acidic foods and drinks and start drinking alkaline water with sodium bicarbonate.

Facts:

  • Approximately 13% of Caucasian men over the age of 50, who have chronic reflux, will develop Barrett's esophagus5
  • In a study conducted by the Veteran Affairs Healthcare System and Stanford University, 25% of patients over 50 years old without GERD symptoms were found to have Barrett's esophagus14
  • GERD is common in the U.S. adult population. Symptoms of GERD, including heartburn, occur monthly in almost 44% of U.S. adults and weekly in almost 18%16
References:
  1. Cameron AJ, Zinsmeister AR, Ballard DJ, et al. Prevalence of columnar-lined (Barrett’s) esophagus. Comparison of population-based clinical and autopsy findings. Gastroenterology 1990; 99:918-22.

  2. “Study provides first estimate of U.S. population affected by Barrett’s esophagus.” Gastro.org. 2006. American Gastroenterological Association.
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    Accessed August 2007.

  3. Ronkainen J, Aro P, Storskrubb T, et al. Prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus in the general population: an endoscopic study. Gastroenterology 2005; 129:1825-1831.

  4. Heiko Pohl and H.G. Welch. The role of over diagnosis and reclassification in the Marked Increase of esophageal adenocarcinoma incidence. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2005: 97: 142-146.

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  6. Reid B.J and Weinstein W. M. Barrett's esophagus and adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America 1987; 38: 477-492.

  7. G.M. Eisen. Ablation therapy for Barrett's esophagus. Gastrointestinal Endosc. 2003; 58: 760-769. 5

  8. "What Are the Key Statistics about Cancer of the Esophagus?" Cancer.org. 2006. American Cancer Society.
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    Accessed October 2007.

  9. Ganz RA, Utley DS, Stern RA, et al. Complete ablation of esophageal epithelium with a balloon-based bipolar electrode: a phased evaluation in the porcine and in the human esophagus. Gastrointest Endosc 2004; 60:1002-10.

  10. Dunkin BJ, Martinez J, Bejarano PA, et al; Thin-layer ablation of human esophageal epithelium using a bipolar radiofrequency balloon device. Surgical Endoscopy 2006; 20: 125-130.

  11. Sharma VK, Wang KK, Overholt BF, et al. Balloon-based, circumferential, endoscopic radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus: 1-year follow-up of 100 patients. Gastrointest Endosc 2007; 65:185-194.

  12. Fleischer DE, Overholt BF, Sharma VK, et al. Long-term (2.5 year) follow-up of the AIM-II trial for ablation of Barrett's esophagus: results after primary circumferential ablation followed by secondary focal ablation. Gastrointest Endosc 2007; 65: AB 135.

  13. Smith CD, Bejarano PA, Melvin WS, et al. Endoscopic ablation of intestinal metaplasia containing high-grade dysplasia in esophagectomy patients using a balloon-based ablation system. Surg Endosc 2007; 21:560-569.

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  15. “Fastest Rising Form of Cancer in the U.S.” Webmd.com. 2005. WebMD.
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    Accessed October 2007.

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  17. Sampliner RE. Updated guidelines for the diagnosis, surveillance and therapy of Barrett’s esophagus. Am J Gastroenterol 2002; 97:1888–1895.

  18. Possible complications may include: mucosal laceration, perforation of the esophagus requiring surgery, infection, bleeding, and stricture formation requiring dilation. The overall complication rate reported for this procedure is approximately < .19%.

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  20. Gondrie JJ, Rygie AM, Sondermeijer C, et al. Balloon-based circumferential ablation followed by focal ablation of Barrett's esophagus containing high-grade dysplasia effectively removes all genetic alterations. Gastroenterology. 2007; Supplement S1: 132: A-64.

  21. Inadomi JM, Madanick RD, Somsouk M, Shaheen NJ. Radiofrequency ablation is more cost-effective than endoscopic surveillance or esophagectomy among patients with Barrett's esophagus and low-grade dysplasia. Gastroenterology. 2007; Supplement S1: 132: A-53.

  22. Ganz RA, Overholt BJ, Sharma VK, et al. HALO360+ circumferential ablation is safe and effective for the treatment of Barrett's esophagus and high-grade dysplasia: A U.S. multi-center registry. Gastrointest Endosc 2007; 65: AB 147.

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  24. Pouw RE, Gondrie JJ, Sondermeijer C, et al. Novel combined modality therapy for Barrett's esophagus containing high-grade dysplasia: Endoscopic mucosal resection followed by circumferential and focal ablation using the HALO system. Gastrointest Endosc 2007;65: AB111.

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