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Will Chemical Agriculture and Processed Foods Destroy the USA?

There are all kinds of theories as to why the Roman Empire went downhill but there is no doubt that it did, just like there is no doubt that the USA is going downhill. The USA has had many integrity issues with our government and corporations that has cost us our leadership position in the world. Our economic policy may or may not destroy the economic balance in the world (We are always in debt and never paying out bills. We owe the Chinese billions of dollars with no way of paying them), but there is no doubt that every nation is in economic trouble.

I met my future father-in-law in 1965 and one of our conversations was that the USA was declining just as the Roman Empire had declined. As time goes on I see his predictions coming true.

It is well accepted belief that lead destroyed the Roman Empire. The Romans were way ahead of all nations of their time in engineering. The Romans had running water but they obviously did not have steel, iron or plastics. 

The Romans brought water out of mountains and other areas by inventing aqueducts. These were made of clay, and stones and transported massive amounts of water for centuries. But lead was used for plumbing and other products, including lead in wine.

Here is a quote from an article I found on line.

Lead was a key component in face powders, rouges, and mascaras; the pigment in many paints (“crazy as a painter” was an ancient catch phrase rooted in the demented behavior of lead-poisoned painters); a nifty spermicide for informal birth control; the ideal “cold” metal for use in the manufacture of chastity belts; a sweet and sour condiment popular for seasoning and adulterating food; a wine preservative perfect for stopping fermentation or disguising inferior vintages; the malleable and inexpensive ingredient in pewter cups, plates, pitchers, pots and pans, and other household artifacts; the basic component of lead coins; and a partial ingredient in debased bronze or brass coins as well as counterfeit silver and gold coins.

Most important of all was lead’s suitability as inexpensive and reliable piping for the vast network plumbing that kept Rome and the provincial cities of the Roman Empire supplied with water. Indeed, the very word “plumbing” comes from the Latin word for lead, plumbum. The lead pipes that were the vital arteries of ancient Rome were forged by smithies whose patron saint, Vulcan, exhibited several of the symptoms of advanced lead poisoning: lameness, pallor, and wizened expression.

Addicted to Lead

The Romans were aware that lead could cause serious health problems, even madness and death. However, they were so fond of its diverse uses that they minimized the hazards it posed. Romans of yesteryear, like Americans of today, equated limited exposure to lead with limited risk. What they did not realize was that their everyday low-level exposure to the metal rendered them vulnerable to chronic lead poisoning, even while it spared them the full horrors of acute lead poisoning.

Roman aristocrats, who regarded labor of any sort as beneath their dignity, lived oblivious to the human wreckage on which their ruinous diet of lead depended. They would never dream of drinking wine except from a golden cup, but they thought nothing of washing down platters of lead-seasoned food with gallons of lead-adulterated wine.

The result, according to many modern scholars, was the death by slow poisoning of the greatest empire the world has ever known. Symptoms of “plumbism” or lead poisoning were already apparent as early as the first century B.C. Julius Caesar for all his sexual ramblings was unable to beget more than one known offspring. Caesar Augustus, his successor, displayed not only total sterility but also a cold indifference to sex.

The first century A.D. was a time of unbridled gluttony and drunkenness among the ruling oligarchs of Rome. The lead concealed in the food and wine they devoured undoubtedly had a great deal to do with the outbreak of unprecedented epidemics of saturnine gout and sterility among aristocratic males and the alarming rate of infertility and stillbirths among aristocratic women.

Still more alarming was the conspicuous pattern of mental incompetence that came to be synonymous with the Roman elite. This creeping cretinism manifested itself most frighteningly in such clearly degenerate emperors as Caligula, Nero, and Commodus. It is said that Nero wore a breastplate of lead, ostensibly to strengthen his voice, as he fiddled and sang while Rome burned.

The point of all this is that the people who ran Rome/Empire were poisoned with lead that affected their minds and the thinking process. Through the years their integrity towards each other declined like we see in this former great nation. The standards of decency have declined in a similar fashion to the Roman Empire.

Today we still have avarice and greed just like in the Roman Empire, both in government and corporations but today the cause is not due to the toxicities of lead, and unlike in Roman the mental decline is not just the rich but it extends down to all the people including the poor.

Today the cause of disease and mental decline is in the food, the water and the air. One of the biggest causes of mental decline in the USA is fluoride in the water. This causes “dumbing down” and depression. Fluoride reduces the lithium in the body, which results in depression. As an aside, if you have depression from fluoride and you take the drug Prozac, which has 3 molecules of fluoride in its chemical formula, you depression will get worse and can lead to violence.

One of the biggest scams today is statin drugs for cholesterol that is supposed to prevent heart disease. The truth is that cholesterol has nothing to do with heart disease and the statin drugs cause a loss of thinking ability – dumbing down of all who take it. I would venture a guess that more than 50 % of the people in power or authority today in the USA is on a statin drug.

The solution to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and degenerative diseases is the elimination of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and most carbohydrates.

To be fair we also need to have healthy unadulterated food in the food supply. We don’t have lead like the Romans but we have chemical agriculture with toxic chemical fertilizers with heavy metals, lead being just one, along with herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides. We also have plastics in the food and drugs in the water supply. We have toxins in the air we breathe. We have poor food adulterated with chemicals to trick our taste buds into thinking we are eating something good when we are eating toxins.

Is our leadership, empire building, intrusive interfering of other nations business, greed/avarice and downright dishonesty caused by a decline in thinking due to chemicals and poor food?

I don’t have all the answers but it looks like our decline is reminiscent of the lead poisoning of the Roman Empire. Can we change? I doubt it because greed at a corporate level is no easier to stop than greed on and individual level.

I think the best we can do is take care of our individual areas and try to lead a healthful life while helping other likeminded people in our area. This means healthy local food, detoxification, filtration of water and avoid air pollution as much as possible.

To Your Good Health

Dr Bob the Health Builder and Phil N Fine

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Eating Healthy Foods is now a Mental Disorder!

Just treating the old diseases like heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, allergies, flu (with vaccines) and degenerative conditions does not bring in enough money to satisfy the voracious appetite of Big Pharma to tear every dine out of the US population that they can get their grubby hands around.

Big Pharma continues to invent new diseases just so they can grab more than their fair share of profits. It is bad enough that toxic chemical agriculture and industrial food manufactures are killing us with poor quality food, but now those of us that want to eat better than junk food are labeled as having a mental disorder.

The following head line appeared in the Guardian in England.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/aug/16/orthorexia-mental-health-eating-disorder

Healthy food obsession sparks rise in new eating disorder

Fixation with healthy eating can be sign of serious psychological disorder

By Amelia Hill in the Observer, Sunday 16 August 2009

The following quote would be funny if it wasn’t so serious. The end result is that Big Pharma is now pushing psychotropic drugs to treat this disease.

Eating disorder charities are reporting a rise in the number of people suffering from a serious psychological condition characterized by an obsession with healthy eating.

The condition, orthorexia nervosa, affects equal numbers of men and women, but sufferers tend to be aged over 30, middle-class and well-educated.

The condition was named by a Californian doctor, Steven Bratman, in 1997, and is described as a “fixation on righteous eating”. Until a few years ago, there were so few sufferers that doctors usually included them under the catch-all label of “Ednos” – eating disorders not otherwise recognized. Now, experts say, orthorexics take up such a significant proportion of the Ednos group that they should be treated separately.

“I am definitely seeing significantly more orthorexics than just a few years ago,” said Ursula Philpot, chair of the British Dietetic Association’s mental health group. “Other eating disorders focus on quantity of food but orthorexics can be overweight or look normal. They are solely concerned with the quality of the food they put in their bodies, refining and restricting their diets according to their personal understanding of which foods are truly ‘pure’.”

Orthorexics commonly have rigid rules around eating. Refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn and dairy foods is just the start of their diet restrictions. Any foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives are also out.

The obsession about which foods are “good” and which are “bad” means orthorexics can end up malnourished. Their dietary restrictions commonly cause sufferers to feel proud of their “virtuous” behavior even if it means that eating becomes so stressful their personal relationships can come under pressure and they become socially isolated.

“The issues underlying orthorexia are often the same as anorexia and the two conditions can overlap but orthorexia is very definitely a distinct disorder,” said Philpot. “Those most susceptible are middle-class, well-educated people who read about food scares in the papers, research them on the internet, and have the time and money to source what they believe to be purer alternatives.”

Deanne Jade, founder of the National Centre for Eating Disorders, said: “There is a fine line between people who think they are taking care of themselves by manipulating their diet and those who have orthorexia. I see people around me who have no idea they have this disorder. I see it in my practice and I see it among my friends and colleagues.”

Jade believes the condition is on the increase because “modern society has lost its way with food”. She said: “It’s everywhere, from the people who think it’s normal if their friends stop eating entire food groups, to the trainers in the gym who [promote] certain foods to enhance performance, to the proliferation of nutritionists, dieticians and naturopaths [who believe in curing problems through entirely natural methods such as sunlight and massage].

“And just look in the bookshops – all the diets that advise eating according to your blood type or metabolic rate. This is all grist for the mill to those looking for proof to confirm or encourage their anxieties around food.”

It appears that the goal of main stream news (TV, newspapers, etc), medicine, drug corporations, and industrial food manufactures is control of people so that they will blindly follow what they are “told” so the income levels of corporations will not fall.

The following is a comment from Mike Adams the Health Ranger.

There is a huge danger to those who run our consumption-based society because consumption depends on ignorance combined with suggestibility. For people to keep blindly buying foods, medicines, health insurance and consumer goods, they need to have their higher brain functions switched off. Processed junk foods laced with toxic chemicals just happens to achieve that rather well. Why do you think dead, processed foods remain the default meals in public schools, hospitals and prisons? It’s because dead foods turn off higher levels of awareness and keep people focused on whatever distractions you can feed their brains: Television, violence, fear, sports, sex and so on.

The one other thing Mike and the Guardian left out when it comes too switched off brains is fluoride in the water. Fluoride depletes lithium from the body and causes depression. Add dead unhealthy foods and it is easy to see how we end up with orthorexia nervosa.

The truth is that we need as many people eating healthy food as possible so that someone has enough clarity to help people change or to help change our system so that we increase the number of people that demand healthy food to prevent as much disease as possible.

To Your Good Health

Dr Bob the Health Builder and Phil N Fine

To ask questions please call 214 615 6505 ext 1748 

PO Box 914

Whitesboro, TX 76273-0884

www.drbobthehealthbuilder.podomatic.com  www.wealthhealthywise.net       

www.pardonyourhangover.com a special product that can prevent symptoms caused by drinking too much – the hangover helper.

www.eathealthyU.com  my new membership site. Video of my new book “Eat Healthy, Feel Better, Live Longer”

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