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A Proposal for All Voluntary National Health Corps

                                            Majid Ali, M.D.

America’s extreme health problems cannot be addressed without a radically new way of thinking about health and the absence of health. A serious consideration of this statement creates a new vision with strong innovative possibilities. I offer my proposal with a thought experiment, for which I safely assume: (1) There is no end in sight for the deepening health care crisis with the prevailing medical model; (2) We Americans are a compassionate and resourceful people who resolved grave problems in our history with massive citizens’ efforts; and (3) The country has a sufficient number of civic leaders, teachers, and integrative clinicians willing and able to develop and implement an all voluntary national “Health Corps”—drawing on the experience of the Peace Corps—but robustly protected from the corporate influences of the American “medical-industrial complex.”

As for the first assumption, in RDA: Rats, Drugs, and Assumptions (1994)1 , I included a letter to the U.S. Congress that began with the following words:

Two elements characterize medicine in the U.S. today: The cost of health care continues to escalate, and the health of Americans continues to deteriorate. If the two trends were to hold, a time can be foreseen when the nation’s total resources will have to be committed to health care, and everyone will be unwell.

The U.S. clearly continues on the disturbing trajectory which I foresaw fifteen years ago. The country spent $2.4 trillion in 2008 on healthcare, and Americans, as I show later, continue to get sicker. The incidence rates of most inflammatory and degenerative disorders in the U.S. are steadily rising.

My second assumption—compassion and resourcefulness of the people—has become more compelling in recent months. As for the third assumption of my thought experiment, I observed a most impressive display of medical altruism at Capital University of Integrative Medicine, Washington, D.C. during a decade when I served as its president, and again in the summer of 2008 with an all voluntary “Diabetes/Hypertension Initiative” organized and implemented by non-commercial, listener-supported WBAI radio based in New York (both described later).

Now to my thought experiment relating to a National Health Corps: Concerned citizens led by President Barak Obama and the Congress pass a “Health Corps Law” with the following three provisions:

1. Creation of a Health Corps (the “Corps”) for a national program of education, motivation, mentoring, and monitoring of all school children and college students in the country (the “Plan”) to be developed and implemented by an all voluntary board of trustees (the “Board”) and practitioners experienced in clinical nutrition, environmental medicine, and chronic stress (the “Practitioners”).

2. Funding of the Corps by the U.S. Congress with legislative allocation of two dollars per $1,000 spent on healthcare by any and all healthcare entities in 2008. The Corps will receive $4.8 billion annually (0.2% of $2.4 trillion spent in 2008).

3. Implementation of the Corps program of motivation, education, and meals (breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks) for all students in nation’s schools and colleges. The curriculum will be established by the Practitioners and taught in weekly classes by a cadre of teachers paid for training and teaching age-appropriate educational materials (booklets, on-line materials, field programs, etc.).

Some elaboration of the three provisions of the Health Corps Law are necessary. First, the members of the all voluntary Board will not have any commercial interests in any businesses dealing with the Corps. Specifically, the Corps will operate free of any interference from insurance and pharmaceutical corporations. Second, the all voluntary practitioners will have a minimum of ten years experience in non-drug therapies and a documented professional income of more than 50% from such activity. Specifically, clinicians not well-versed with clinical nutrition and environmental medicine or otherwise opposed to these disciplines will not be invited to advise the Corps. Third, the Corps will have a strong and enduring focus on the teaching and training aspects of the Corps’s Plan. Specifically, it includes training of teachers to instruct weekly classes on nutrition, environment, and stress to all school children with age-appropriate materials (booklets, on-line materials, field programs). Teachers will be compensated fairly, both for training and teaching.

Our Nation’s hospitals, by and large, have outreach programs for community health. Such programs can be harnessed to advance the Corps’s goals and objectives. It is noteworthy that hospitals do not generate revenues by preventing disease. So, the hospital staff doctors will not be invited to develop any aspects of the Corps’s academic curriculum nor food choices of foods unless they meet the above criteria.

Finally, the Corps will closely monitor the efficacy of the program with comprehensive clinical outcome sheets designed by the practitioners and completed by teachers during weekly classes. The Congress and the President will receive quarterly reports of the progress of the Corps, and complete transparency will be assured with regular on-line postings.

I return to my first assumption and ask: How dire is America’s health crisis? Consider the following:

1. “Diabetes has already stricken an estimated one of every eight adult New Yorkers, a rate nearly one-third higher than in the nation as a whole. If unchecked, it is expected to ensnare coming generations on an unheard-of scale: One in every three Americans born five years ago; one in two Latinos.” (The New York Times. January 9, 2006)

2. Antidepressant and stimulant prevalence were three or more times greater in the United States than in the Netherlands and Germany, while antipsychotic prevalence was 1.5 to 2.2 times greater.2

3. The records of 14,187 children between the ages of three and eighteen were reviewed. Of those children, 3.6 percent were found to have hypertension. Regrettably, 376 (74 percent) were not diagnosed.3

4. “Ninety percent [of Americans over sixty] is a staggering statistic and cause for concern,” Health and Human Services Secretary, Tommy G. Thompson, said in a statement from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) that supports the Framingham Heart Study. “This finding should energize Americans to take steps to protect themselves against high blood pressure.”4

5. The incidence rates of diabetes and cancer are nearly twice as high among white 50-59-year-old American men as in British white males of same age.5

Absence of Health

In Rats (1994)1, I diagnosed the fundamental nature of America’s health crisis with the following words:

The two corps problems of American medicine — in my view — are these: 1) We address the 21st-century problems of environment, nutrition and stress with the 19th-century notions of disease and drugs, and 2) We have raised generations of physicians who believe all nondrug, nonscalpel therapies are quackery. Nutrientsnot drugsheal injured tissues. Drug medicine is a medicine of blockage. Drugsessential as they are for acute, life-threatening diseaseswork by blocking essential physiologic processes, i.e., calcium channel blockers block cell membrane channels, ACE enzyme inhibitors block enzymes that are necessary for the production of certain essential hormones, beta blockers block beta receptors on cell membranes, antidepressants block the uptake of some neurotransmitters.

In chronic degenerative disorders, healthy cells do not become sick overnight. I began Oxygen and Aging (2000)6 with the following words:

Oxygen is the organizing influence of human biology and governs the aging process. From that idea, I develop two other dominant themes in this book. First, dysfunctional oxygen metabolism (dysoxygenosis) is the primary mechanism of cellular aging and will be the single most important threat to the human life span in the coming decades. Second, a growing understanding of relationships among man’s internal and external environments will govern all our plans for preserving health and reversing disease.

Inflammation plays crucial roles in the etiology of nearly all degenerative disorders. I address this subject in Darwin, Dysox, and Disease (2002)7 with the following words:

Life is an unending injury-healing-injury cycle. Injury is inevitable in an organism’s struggle for survival. Healing is the intrinsic capacity of the organism to repair damage inflicted by that injury. Inflammation—in my view—is one aspect of the energetic-molecular mosaic of that intrinsic capacity. This view of inflammation—that it is a physiologic component of the essential injury-healing-injury nature of life—extends far beyond the classical and wholly inadequate notion of it being a process characterized by edema, erythema, tenderness, pain, and infiltrate of inflammatory cells.

I devote Darwin and Dysox Trilogy (2009), the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth volumes of The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine7-9 to an in-depth treatment of the subjects of oxygen homeostasis, inflammation, clinical nutrition, environmentally-induced illness, and the consequences of chronic anger and stress. The Trilogy includes a large number of long-term clinical outcome studies documenting the efficacy of integrative protocols for diverse clinical disorders.

Altruism in the United States

I developed a clear sense of the scope of clinical altruism among practitioners of integrative medicine in the United States during my ten-year period of voluntary service as the President of Capital University of Integrative Medicine, Washington, D.C. All 58 members of the university faculty also accepted full academic obligations pro bono for that period as well. Most faculty members were busy practitioners who travelled from various states to Washington, D.C. one weekend per month to teach. Additionally, they devoted considerable time between those weekends to do curriculum work, evaluate academic work of the students, and offer student-advisory functions.

In the summer of 2008, I observed an inspiring display of voluntarism among the general public. Bon-commercial, listener-supported WBAI radio based in New York (heard on-line at http://www.wbai.org) developed and implemented the first phase of its all voluntary Diabetes/Hypertension Initiative, with the following five goals: (1) A well-structured and ongoing radio program of education for the general WBAI community; (2) Development and implementation of a Study Protocol with well-defined goals; (3) Close monitoring of the Study Protocol and assessment of the program outcome by a WBAI team composed of WBAI producers, staff, and volunteers; (4) Collation, organization, and presentation of the study data to the WBAI community and general academic community; and (5) Enhancement of the program for future community service and formal extended studies. My colleagues at WBAI and I presented the data collected during the first phase on the air (now posted at http://www.majidali.com). The second expanded phase of the program was launched in January 2009.

Diseases Do Not Descend from Mountains

Nor do diseases emerge from the depth of oceans. So, we are left with the matters of nutrition, environment, and stress. The diagnostic rubrics in the existing classifications of diseases do not take into account the issues of contaminated foods, polluted environment, and chronic anger and frustration. As for genetics, no gene therapies are available at this time for common disorders. The central tragedy of the

prevailing dogma of medicine is that it has convinced the public that diseases can only be treated with drugs and surgery and that disease prevention and reversal with non-drug natural measures is not scientific.

The notion of organizing a Health Corps patterned after the Peace Corps, of course, is not new. However, there is a world of difference between a Health Corps of integrative physicians—total committment to clinical nutrition, environmental toxicities, and spiritual work is their passion—and a Health Corps propounded by doctors who earn their livelihood using drugs and scalpels. There is a wide gulf between the ideologies and ethics of practitioners of natural therapies and those practicing “preventive medicine” with drugs, such as statins, proton pump inhibitors, and drugs that block bone remodelling. This must be accepted as the core issue in all deliberations of a national Health Corps.

Reaching Parents and Grandparents

What might be the results if the thought experiment presented here were to be executed? I expect the following:

1. The health of children and college students will improve dramatically when the issues of dehydration, sugar-insulin-adrenaline roller coasters are prevented with school meals designed specifically to prevent these problems;

2. The health of parents and grandparents will improve dramatically when they learn the principles and practice of sound health in the Corps classes, and then act on that knowledge to varying degrees for themselves;

3. The focus on environment and spiritual aspects of health will usher in a new era of enlightenment, ethics, and compassion for students, parents, and grandparents; and

4. There will be a national movement to counter the rising tide of unethical and deceptive practices to market drugs with limited short-term benefits and serious long-term consequences.

 

Rhythm of Compassion, Ethics With Passion

It is my sense that the currency of compassion and ethics among the peoples of the world is greater than at any other time in history. Compassion—it seems to me—is seeing one’s own self in others. It is the ability to observe suffering of others and a capacity to experience their anguish. Compassion is the faculty of obliterating the distinction between peoples of different regions and ethnicities, as well as between peoples and animals and animals and plants. Compassion is generosity of the spirit—the courage to act to alleviate suffering. Ethics, simply stated, is the study of the consequences of one’s actions on others. Ethics is also the study of the consequences of one’s failure to take the needed action on others.

I consider the matters of compassion and ethics crucial in discussions of national health, the roles of organized medicine, and the medical-industrial complex in our age of spreading pandemics of developmental disorders of childhood, asthma, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. How ethical is the use of drugs for such disorders before diligently considering the issues of unhealthy foods, environmental toxins, and chronic frustration and anger? In insulin disorders—obesity, insulin resistance, and Type 2 diabetes—the fundamental problem is functional defect of insulin receptors embedded in the cell membranes—the crank of insulin cannot turn the crankshaft of insulin receptor, so to speak—and the proper treatment is to restore the functionality of those receptors by addressing the relevant issues of nutrition, ecology, and stress. Is it ethical for a doctor to prescribe drugs to further increase insulin activity—hyperinsulism subtantially increases the risk of most metabolic and degenerative disorders—without addressing the underlying causes of insulin resistance? Can compassion find a new rhythm in the world today? Can passion for ethics become clinical in our time? Can such a rhythm of compassion and a passion for ethics be harnessed for global health? Can the U.S. be a beacon of hope in such a possibility? These are the questions that seem important to me.

From a practical standpoint, the Health Corps model proposed in the form of a thought experiement has other strengths. It can be pursued parallel with other innovative ideas for the nation’s health crisis. It does not require dismantling of any existing health care structures. It can be a major component of voluntary citizens’ efforts to move our national agenda forward. For further reading on the philosophy and practice of authentic integrative medicine relevant to the Corps thought experiment, I refer the readers to http://www.healthcorps.us. I close this column by reiterating that the success of any Peace Corps initiative will essentialy depend upon the society’s committment to protect the program from the nefarious influences of the medical-industrial complex.

References

1. Ali M: RDA:Rats, Drugs, and Assumptions. Denville, New Jersey, Life Span Books 1995.

2. Zito JM, Safer DJ, de Jong-van den Berg LTW. A three-country comparison of psychotropic medication prevalence in youth.. The Journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 2008; 2:25-30.

3 Hansen ML, Gunn PW, Kaelber DC. Underdiagnosis of Hypertension in Children and Adolescents. JAMA. 2007;298(8):874-879.

4. Vasan, RS, Beiser, A, Seshadri, S, et al. Residual lifetime risk for developing hypertension in middle-aged women and men: The Framingham Heart Study. JAMA 2002; 287:1003. And: http://www.scienceblog.com/community/older/2002/E/20023767.html-10k

5. Banks J, Marmot M, Oldfield Z Disease and Disadvantage in the United States and in England. JAMA. 2006;295:2037-2045.

6. Ali M. Oxygen and Aging. (Ist ed.) New York, Canary 21 Press. Aging Healthfully Book 2000. .

7. Ali M. The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine Volume XI: Darwin, Dysox, and Disease.2000. 3rd. Edi. 2008. New York. Insitute of Integrative Medicine Press.

8. Ali M. The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine Volume III: Darwin, Oxygen Homeostasis, and Oxystatic Therapies. 3rd. Edi. New York. Insitute of Integrative Medicine Press.

9. Ali M. The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine Volume XI: Darwin, Dysox, and Integrative Protocols. 2008. New York. Insitute of Integrative Medicine Press.

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Who Is Dr. Majid Ali?

 

Professor Majid Ali, the founder of Ali Academia, is a humanist, physician, scientist, poet, story-teller, and the solo author of The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine (in 12 Volumes) and 26 other books. His original research work has been published in the Journal of Medical Association, Lancet, Cancer, Archives of Pathology, and many other international journals.

The following is an outline of his journey in search of what it means to be a human, and the meanings of suffering, ethics, truth, and enlightenment:

* A surgeon-turned-pathologiost

* A pathologist-turned-immunologist

* An immunologist-turned-ecologist

* An ecologist-turned-nutritionist

* A nutritionist-turned energy practitioner

* An energy practitioner-turned-philosopher

* A philosopher-turned-humanist

* A story teller

* A Poet

 

Heart Disease Is A State of Separation From One’s Nature

Majid Ali, M.D.

Coronary heart disease is considered to be a plumbing problem. It is not. Heart disease is a state of separation from one’ nature. This separation is caused by:

1. Deep disappointments of life

2. Chronic anger

3. Excess adrenaline

4. Nutrient deficiencies

5. Mold toxins

6. Environmental pollutants

7. Chronic inflammation developing as a result of any combination of the above.

The common thread that binds the above heart hazards is dysfunctional oxygen metabolism (the dysox state). Following are some other important things to know about coronary heart disease:

1. Coronary heart disease is reversible. I show the paths to healing with many healing stories on this site. Some especially relevant stories are linked at the end of this tutorials.

2. Coronary heart disease begins in the circulating blood with formation of microclots and microplaques that clog heart arteries, injured heart cells, and cause heart disease.

3. Coronary heart disease cannot be reversed with bypass surgery, angioplasty or blocker drugs.

4. Microclots in blood are caused by oxidative injury.

5. The most dangerous heart killers are anger and stress.

6. Cholesterol is an antioxidant which protects the heart, not injure it

7. An injured heart heals with nutrients, not with beta- and calcium channel blockers.

So the rational approach to reversing coronary heart disease must include meditation, “heart-smart” nutrients and herbs, limbic exercise, and therapies that prevent microclot formation in the circulating blood such as EDTA chelation therapy.

1. Coronary Heart Disease Is Reversible

Coronary heart disease is reversible for most people with failed bypass operations and angioplasty as well as for those who do not respond to multiple drug therapies. This is not an opinion, but a fact. Employing our integrative protocols including EDTA chelation therapy, my colleagues and I recently reported complete control of coronary symptoms and discontinuance of all drugs in 61% of patients with failed bypass surgery, angioplasty and multiple drug therapies. More than 75% reduction in symptoms and doses of drugs used was observed in another 17%, thus giving excellent or good results in 78%.

2. Coronary Heart Disease Begins In the Circulating Blood with Formation of Microclots that Clog Coronary Arteries

Circulating blood clots and unclots at all times. Microbes in the circulation “curdle” blood just as a culture turns milk into curdles of yogurt. Certain chemicals curdle blood as lemon juice curdles milk. Microclots are thrashed around in the blood stream and are compacted into microplaques. The author and his colleague, Omar Ali, recently introduced the term oxidative coagulopathy (coag-lau-pathy) for excessive formation of microclots and microplaque formation in the circulating blood.

3. Coronary Heart Disease Cannot be Reversed with Bypass Surgery, Angioplasty or Blocker Drugs

According to the New England Journal of Medicine (June 18, 1998), angioplasty and bypass surgery increase the odds of dying for people who had such procedures done after suffering heart attacks as compared with those who did not. Both types of procedures actually caused more deaths in the above-cited study in all three measured periods of study: (1) during hospitalization; (2) at one month after leaving the hospital; and (3) after one year. That is not surprising when one considers the fact that heart attacks are caused by microclots forming in the circulating blood. Neither angioplasty nor bypass operation address that basic cause of heart disease. As for beta and calcium channel blocker drugs, common sense alone would tell us that coronary artery disease cannot be reversed by blocking natural cell membrane receptors and channels.

4. Blood Curdles Are Formed by Oxidative Injury

Oxidants, like adrenaline, damage (“cook”) proteins, fats and sugars in the bloood and tissues just as heat cooks meat. Antioxidants like vitamin C prevent that. Some oxidants are produced in the body naturally as a part of metabolism while others enter the body with water, food, and air. Examples of oxidants are free radicals (such as hydrogen peroxide), adrenaline, tobacco smoke, excess iron and copper. Antioxidants not only prevent blood curdling, but under certain conditions can “uncurdle” recently formed soft microclots. In 1991, the author showed that oxidative nature of damage to blood cells by demonstrating that such damage can be reversed by vitamin C.

5. The Most Dangerous Heart Killers Are Anger and Stress

The most dangerous blood curdlers are anger and stress. Other common factors that promote blood curdling are: (1) adrenaline, lactic acid, and related molecules; (2) sugar overload and excess of insulin in blood caused by it; (3) excess of minerals, such as iron and copper, that promote blood curdling; (4) oxidants produced by yeast and other microbes; (5) oxidants produced by chronic inflammation; (6) tobacco smoke and other environmental pollutants; and (7) miscellaneous molecules such as homocysteine. The lack of antioxidants in the diet indirectly contributes to oxidative coagulopathy.

6. Cholesterol Is An Antioxidant. Antioxidants Protect the Heart, Not Hurt It.

Cholesterol is an antioxidant. To blame natural, “unrancid” cholesterol for heart disease is a gross biochemical error. In 1991, the prestigious British Medical Journal published astonishing results of a survey of 22 large trials of cholesterol-lowering drugs performed in this country and in Europe. The overall reduction in the number of heart attacks was actually less than one-third of one percent. Consider the following quotes: “Lowering serum cholesterol concentrations does not reduce mortality…Methods subject to bias…probably explain the overall 0.32% reduction recorded in non-fatal coronary heart disease.” When TV and newspapers tell you that cholesterol-lowering drugs can reduce the risk of heart attacks by 40 percent or more, please ask your doctor to calculate the actual rate of reduction in those studies. You will find out that it will be in the range of a mere one percent. That means 99 persons needlessly take drugs for every one who might really benefit from them.it. Regrettably this critical issue is seldom discussed in the media.

7. An Injured Heart Heals with Nutrient, Not With Drugs: The Rational Approach to Reversing Coronary Heart Disease

For designing a rational and scientifically sound integrative approach to the reversal of coronary artery disease, we must be clear about three facts.

1. The heart is a pump. A child’s bicycle pump is not clogged when he pumps clean air with it. A man’s water pump is not clogged when he pumps clean water with it. It is exactly the same way with the heart. It is not clogged as long as the blood it pumps is free of microclots.

2. A hurt heart heals with heart-smart nutrients, not with blocker drugs. As necessary as drugs are in acute illness, drugs have no place in healing an injured heart.

3. The nutritional villain of the heart is sugar, not cholesterol.

Thus, a rational program for heart disease must seek to:

1. Prevent formation of microclot and microplaques in the circulating blood (with prayer and meditation, optimal hydration, proper choices in the kitchen, and with heart-smart nutrients and herbs for restoring the battered bowel-blood-liver ecosystems; and

2. Iimprove the flow characteristics of the circulating blood with heart-smart nutrients and herbs, exercise and EDTA chelation.

Prayer is the most potent antioxidant. The scientific basis of that is simple: Adrenaline is the most potent oxidizing agents for the heart. Prayer cancels adrenergic hypervigilence. Meditation saves the heart from merciless punishment by the thinking mind.

Heart-Smart Nutrients

The author’s list of the “big seven for heart” in this category includes the following:

1. Magnesium, 1,500 to 2,000 mg;

2. Coenzyme Q10, 100 to 200 mg;

3. Taurine, 1,000 to 2,000 mg;

4. Lecithin 2 to 5 gm;

5. Glutathione, 600-800 mg;

6. Essential oils; and

7. Vitamin C, 1,500 to 3,000 mg ( I usually suggest that one-half teaspoon of turmeric be taken with it). .

Others of value include: pantetheine, 150-250 mg; alpha lipoic acid, 150 to 250 mg; potassium, 150 to 300 mg; oral EDTA, 1,000 mg; and antioxidant vitamins including vitamin vitamin E (400 IU); vitamin A (10,000 IU); and inositol hexaphosphate, 500-1,000 mg.

Heart-Smart Foods and Herbals

The author’s list of big seven for the heart in this category includes: (1) fresh ginger (one-half piece of chopped ginger root taken with water or eaten with food); (2) hawthorne berry tincture; (3) lilly of the valley (rich in heart-protective glycosides); (4) butcher’s broom; (5) motherwort; (6) figwort; and (7) bugleweed. Other herbs for the heart include foxglove (source of digitalis), fenugreek, fennel seeds, night blooming cereus. Since anger and stress are the most dangerous killers, an herbal program for the heart should include juditious amounts of valerian, St. John’s wort, passion flower, skullcap, and oils for aroma such as lavender. The use of bowel herbs, such as echinacea, astragalas, peau D’Arco, artemesia,, goldenseal , burdock root and others are very valuable to prevent oxidative coagulopathy (see the tutorials on the bowel ecosystem for detailed information). The herbal doses must be judged by the clinician on an individual basis since standardization procedures vary so much.

EDTA Chelation Therapy

Intravenous EDTA chelation therapy, in the author’s view, must be considered as an integral part of any program for reversing advanced heart disease. For those interested in further information, I strongly recommend my video Reversal of Heart Disease (973-586-4111).

Limbic Breathing

Self-regulation is essential for healing an inured heart. Limbic Breathing is my first choice for self-healing methods.

Safety first

For reversing coronary artery disease one must become one’s own primary physician. This, however, takes time. Until one reaches that level, i is imperative that heart disease be managed by an experienced clinician. For acute cardiac crisis, as in other acute diseases, one cannot be one’s own doctor all by oneself.

Healing Stories

Below, I include links for selected healing stories. I follow that with links to other tutorials concerning heart disease.

Three-Legged Oxygen Throne

Majid Ali, M.D.

 

Oxygen’s Three-Legged Throne

Majid Ali, M.D.

 

 

 

                  

             


 

Dise-ease Is Threatened Equilibrium

King Oxygen Preserves Health and Reverses Chronic Disease by Governing Its Three  Executive Branches:

k Acid-Alkali Balance

k Oxidant-Antioxidant Regulation

k Clotting-Unclotting Equilibrium (CUE)

Good Health Is Equilibrium

Dise-ease Is Threatened Equilibrium

 

Disease Is Absence of Equilibrium

 

Advanced Disease Is Impending Collapse

Healing
Is Restoration of Oxygen Equilibrium

 

The Sun-Soil Model of Healing

 

When the Hunter
Become the Hunted

 

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Sesame Oil: Why Is It One of My Darlings? The Oil for “Dr. Ali’s Oral Protocol”

Majid Ali, M.D.

Sesame oil is one of my two darlings among natural therapies for health preservation and reversal of a host of chronic diseases.

First and foremost, sesame is a loyal and efficient assistant to oxygen in its detergent (grease-cutting) functions in the body, and so serves as a good anti-inflammatory agent. I present this subject at length in my book entitled “Oxygen and Aging.”

 

                        

 

The clinical benefits of sesame oil which I have observed include;

* Sesame oil is an essential ingredient of “Dr Ali’s Oral Protocol” which I prescribe for my patients with oral problems, such as thrush, tongue coating, bad breath (halitosis), canker sores, gingivitis, and others. Within weeks they return and thank me for recommending sesame oral rinses.

* Sesame oil is one of the three oils—castor oil and mustard oil are the other two—which I use in my topical Infla-Oil formulations for controlling and reversing inflammatory disorders of the bowel, such as Crohn’s colitis, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and others.

* Sesame oil is one of the three oils whish I use in my Infla-Oil formulations for controlling and reversing inflammatory disorders of the joints and muscles, such as arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, polyarthralgia, and others), muscle pain syndromes (including fibromyalgia, polymyalgia, myositis, and tendonitis, bursitis, trigger points, and other pain syndrome affecting the musculoskeletal system).

* Sesame oil is one of the three topical oils which I prefer to use for controlling cancers of various types.

* Sesame oil is one of the three topical oils which I prefer to use for chronic inflammatory conditions of the urinary and genital tracts, such as interstitial cystitis and chronic recurrent prostatitis.

* Sesame oil is one of the three topical oils which I prefer to use as a crucial component of my integrative care for my patients with autoimmune disorders.

Why Was Sesame Oil Valued in Ayurvedic Medicine?

Sesame oil had a unique position among the remedies of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system, as well those of South Asia, including in the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean traditions. The ancients did not know about our ideas of how much dysfunctional oxygen metabolism (caused by excess acidity, free radical activity, and cellular grease buildup) robs health and causes disease. However, intelligence and wisdom are not new to humans. They observed and described the beneficial effects of sesame oil in their figurative and literal ways.

In essence, sesame oil in Asia was what olive oil was in the Mediterranean region. My description of the clinical uses of sesame oil simply give the essence of the experience of the ancients validated by my patients.

Varieties of Sesame Oil

Organic cold-pressed is pale yellow in color (my preference).

Indian gingelly (also known as til oil) is golden.

East Asian sesame oils are usually dark brown in color, the color and flavor due to roasting.

Mechanisms of Action of Sesame Oil

In addition to its grease-cutting effects, the beneficial effect of the oil are attributed to polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and two naturally-occurring compounds that prevent cellular damage called sesamol and sesamin.

Fatty Acid Composition of Sesame Oil

 

Following are the ranges of oils found in sesame oil:

Oleic acid: 35.0 % 50.0 %

Linoleic acid: 35.0 % 50.0 %

Palmitic acid 7.0 % 12.0 %

Palmitoleic acid trace to 0.5 %

Stearic acid 3.5 % 6.0 %

Linolenic acid trace 1.0 %

Eicosenoic acid trace 1.0 %

Have a Spicey Day With Dr. Ali’s Spicy Omelette

 

Majid Ali, M.D.

I am a spice enthusiast. I prescribe my breakfast protein shakes and egg omelettes as my best spice remedies for all my patients. I develop my recipes for omelettes and breakfast protein shakes and offer them as time-efficient options in my Insulin-Wise-Eating guidelines for:

1. Losing weight or not gaining unwanted weight

2. Preventing and reversing diabetes

3. Preventing and reversing heart disease

4. Preventing and reversing memory loss

5. Preventing, controlling, and reversing chronic inflammatory and immune disorders 6. Preventing premature aging

I use chopped onions and garlic granules or powder to saves time. I find crushed red peppers to be superior to those in the powder form.

Ingredients for Dr. Ali’s Spicy Omelette for Two

Eggs Five large

Crushed Cayenne        One-half teaspoons (increase or decrease to taste)

Garlic granules           Two teaspoons

Ginger powder            One teaspoons

Turmeric powder         One teaspoon

Cumin seeds, white    One-half teaspoons

Coriander                  One-half teaspoons

Butter                       One and one-and-half teaspoon

Directions

1. Beat eggs

2. Add crushed cayenne, and beat eggs some more

3. Spread butter on a heated pan

4. Saute chopped onions in the pan

5. Pour the egg mix on the pan

6. Wait until the underside of the egg is lightly browned

7. Divide the omelette “pie” into four parts with the cooking spatula (as you do a pizza pie with

a knife).

8. Turn the egg over to lightly brown

I prefer the omelette prepared by following steps 7 and 8 closely. If a more lightly cooked omelette is desired, browning both sides lightly is the answer. Similarly, a lesser amount of butter gives a lighter omelette.

Enjoy, then, if desired, change amounts of ingredients to personalize your omelettes

Rotation of Egg Omelettes With Dr. Ali’s Breakfast

I suggest that above egg omelettes for breakfast be taken in rotation, on two to four days a week. Dr. Ali’s Breakfast (protein shake) should be considered for the remaining days of the week. I present my Dr. Ali’s Breakfast in full detail in a video seminar that can be donwloaded from www.aliacademy.org. It is a shake with protein, flaxseed, all natural lecithin, and organic vegetable juice) on two or more days alternate

Dr. Ali’s Start-Low-Build-Slow Principle

In all guidelines for natural remedies for preserving health and reversing chronic diseases, I strongly advise readers to follow my Start-Low-Build-Slow Principle. Simply stated, this principle requires that an individual, in trying natural remedies, be cautious and closely observe how the body responds to natural remedies, beginning with small amounts or portions (as low as one-tenth the value on the first day, and doubling them every day until the recommended amount is reached.) If any negative senses are experienced, the item should be discontinued or taken in smaller amounts for longer periods of time to increase tolerance. It is important that a doctor be consulted to rule out the presence of serious coexisting or underlying conditions.

 

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