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Additional Recommended Reading

Super Size Me (the movie)
Fasting and Eating for Health
Pottenger's Cats
12 Steps to Raw Foods
     (includes recipes)
The Cause of Suppression
The Hidden Messages in Water
Eat to Live
The Fluoride Deception
The China Study

Super Size Me is a MUST SEE! It's a very entertaining color documentary on the dangers of a 30-day "McDonald's only" diet. (It discusses the reduction in our dieter, Morgan Spurlock's, sex drive, so preview it before showing the whole thing to your kids. Perhaps you'll only want to show them excerpts.) You'll see the rapid deterioration of Morgan's health as he enjoys his 100% junk food diet. We also learn the results of his routine physicals as we follow him on this diet: liver damage, cholesterol skyrocketing, fatigue, depression and mental confusion — the usual results of the Standard American Diet.

You'll see a medical doctor's amazement that a person's liver functions could be reduced that quickly. The doctor tries to get our dieter to quit before the 30 days are up, but our dieter is committed to investigate the effects for the full 30 days. When the doctor can't convince him to get off the diet, the doctor gives our dieter the number for an emergency room in case of heart attack or stroke!

You'll also see the natural decomposition of real french fries as compared to the unnatural preservation of McDonald's fries and visit two schools' lunchrooms. In the traditional one, there are soda machines and no system of ensuring the kids eat real food (as opposed to junk food). In the other lunchroom, all the kids with behavior problems are served real food made fresh daily in their cafeteria. Guess what? All the kids' behavior problems disappear!

This is definitely a MUST SEE, especially for parents and those whose diet is normally fast food.

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Fasting and Eating for Health

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Fasting and Eating for Health : A Medical Doctor's Program for Conquering Disease by Joel Fuhrman, MD, covers much of what happens on the Master Cleanse because the Master Cleanse functions not only as a cleanse, but also as a juice fast. Although this book contains some scientific and technical jargon, it is fascinating to anyone who's done the Master Cleanse longer than 10 days or who is interested in learning more about how the cleanse influences body processes. He talks about the first two to three days being the worst, the tongue coating, and the sense of energy and clear headedness that Master Cleansers routinely experience.

His own story will be interesting to anyone on the alternative health "road." Dr. Fuhrman was injured as a young man. After a year with no results from orthodox American medicine, he rejected experimental surgery and looked for answers in other forms of healing. He remembered his arthritic father restored his health with fasting and that led him to Dr. Herbert Shelton's Health School in San Antonio. After a fast of 46 days, Dr. Fuhrman could walk again. A year later he placed third in the World Professional Figure Skating Championships!

Although Dr. Fuhrman repeatedly says in this book that juice fasts do not produce the same changes in metabolism and benefits as a pure water fast, I have myself experienced and have heard from and read the benefits and experiences of literally hundreds of Master Cleansers, and the results are the same without the need for bed rest that water fasting requires.

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Pottenger's Cats: A Study in Nutrition reports on an experiment that included 900 cats over four generations. The cats were divided into five groups. All the groups were supplied the same basic minimal diet, but the major portion of the diets were varied. Two of the groups were fed raw foods (raw milk and meat - real foods for cats). The other three groups were given processed foods: pasteurized, evaporated and condensed milk.

All four generations of the raw meat and raw milk groups remained healthy throughout their normal life spans. The first generation of all three processed food groups developed diseases and illnesses near the end of their lives. The second generation of all three processed food groups developed diseases and illnesses in the middle of their lives. The third generation of all three processed food groups developed diseases and illnesses in the beginning of their lives and many died before six months of age. There was no fourth generation in any of the three processed food groups. Either the third generation parents were sterile or the fourth generation cats died before birth! Remember, all four generations of the raw food groups were healthy throughout their normal life spans.

Does this give you an understanding of why so many children are now developing cancer? Why there were no fertility clinics 30 years ago?

There is no similar experiment in medical literature. The findings were supervised by Dr. Pottenger along with Dr. Alvin Foord, professor of pathology at the University of Southern California and pathologist at the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. These studies met the most rigorous scientific standards of their day.

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12 Steps to Raw Foods

$16.95 from our web store

12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Addiction to Cooked Food is Victoria Boutenko's 12-step approach to freeing people from what she describes as cooked food addiction.

Personally, I think the Master Cleanse is an easier way to enable people to change their diet by eliminating or reducing cravings for the standard American diet. I have found, and heard from many others, that eliminating the toxins from the standard American diet results in a natural desire to eat healthy food and a disinterest in the unhealthy, but tasty foods. So, less will power is required.

However, Victoria makes some wonderful points. Her chapter on living with people who are still eating the standard American diet is great. My wife used it to get me to try the raw food diet.

In addition, Victoria has some good recipes. My wife thinks this is the best raw food recipe book because Victoria gives you the basics of raw food preparation and her recipes have been tested by thousands of people wanting to switch from the Standard American Diet.

Whether you are going to change your diet to 100% raw vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts or not, this book is very the way, if you ever get a chance to hear Victoria speak live, do it. She speaks straight from the heart and the information is excellent.

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The Cause of Suppression

$6.95 from our web store

The Cause of Suppression by L. Ron Hubbard offers a clear-cut method for eliminating the worst kind of stress, suppression. The elimination of being put down, being fed only bad news, and being made to feel you're nothing can produce an amazing result beyond anything you might imagine.

This book not only details what to watch for, but also gives a straightforward method for handling suppression.

This booklet is based on Scientology, a non-denominational applied religious philosophy that does not define the nature of the Supreme Being, but leaves it to each individual to determine it for him/herself. Instead, Scientology offers simple, straight forward, and practical ways to better understand and deal with yourself and others.

While many experts talk about the negative effects of stress, few offer such a clear cut, practical handling.

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The Hidden Messages in Water by Masuro Emoto contains remarkable color photographs taken through a microscope of frozen water crystals. What makes Mr. Emoto's work fascinating is that he has discovered that all water is not the same. Polluted water does not form beautiful crystals. It is muted and dull. Natural spring water creates beautiful silver and gold crystals that are bright and magnificent.

What makes his work even more unique is that he discovered that music, the spoken and written word, and even thought can change the crystalline structure of water! Since we are made up of more than 50% water, it underlines the importance of our thoughts and those of others in controlling our state of mind and health.

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Eat to Live

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Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Dr. Joel Fuhrman demonstrates the connection between the standard American diet, disease and early death. In chapter three of his book, he graphs the relation between the percentage of unrefined plant food and the percentage of deaths from cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It's an amazing graph. A straight line showing that the more raw vegetarian food a population consumes the lower the death rate from those killer diseases. He backs it up with 27 pages of footnotes and studies! The message of this book is hardly surprising coming from the doctor who previously wrote Fasting - and Eating - for Health. Although he doesn't mention the Master Cleanse in his fasting book, he firmly establishes the science of detoxification through fasting and trumpets its results.

Dr. Fuhrman is a firm believer in fasting to restore health by letting the body detoxify from the toxins of our artificially colored, flavored, preserved and processed food. If you read my newsletters on Aspartame and MSG, you won't be surprised to read in chapter four that he links both of those chemicals with severe headaches and other toxic effects. After reading this book, you'll want to do the Master Cleanse detox diet.

In chapter two, Dr. Fuhrman applauds the revised dietary guidelines published in the July 27, 1999 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association. These guidelines encourage Americans to eat more "unrefined" plant food and less food from "animal sources." They are supported by eight mainstream authorities including the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Division of Nutritional Research of the National Institutes of Health.

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The Fluoride Deception by award-winning investigative reporter Christopher Bryson.

The history of fluoride is filled with secret studies, falsified and rigged "science." This book uncovers the reasons for this governmental deception and documents it with more than 130 pages of notes and references!

Fluoride has been linked with increased risks of hip fractures, permanent brown stains on teeth, infertility, lowered IQ, arthritis, and now cancer. It has long been used by pharmaceutical manufacturers to reduce thyroid activity, which sometimes manifests in obesity and fatigue.

In August 2005, eleven employee unions at the Environmental Protection Agency (including the union that represents the EPA scientists) petitioned the director of the EPA to declare a moratorium on drinking water fluoridation. They also petitioned Congress to hold hearings on fluoride to have it declared a cancer causing substance!

For reasons best explained in Bryson's book, the government would rather ignore these calls for action. (Fluoride is essential to the production of nuclear weapons and the acknowledgment of its dangers would open the government and prime defense contractors to huge lawsuits)

Here's what you can do to help:

  1. Go to .
  2. Sign the petition.
  3. Click the link to send emails to your congressmen and senators supporting the EPA unions' petitions.
  4. Send the petition on to others.

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The China Study

$16.95 from our web store

The China Study is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted! The complete title is The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health.

His book on the study details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and cancer; and nutrition's ability to reduce or reverse the effects of these illnesses. It also explores the nutritional confusion of the public produced by powerful food companies and government entities.

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