Forks Over Knives: Patient Googles His Way Out of Bypass Surgery

Isn’t amazing? The health care industry seems disconnected from the food industry, yet here is another good example of how diet affects health. -LW


One of the most common operations performed in the world today is coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). I would like to share with you the remarkable story of a recent Cardiac Wellness Program patient here at Montefiore Medical Center (I’ll call him Mr. J), who changed his diet and averted the CABG knife.

Mr. J is a middle-aged man with high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease. Understandably, he desperately wanted to avoid the problems that many in his family had faced, so he ate a “healthy” diet of chicken, fish, and low-fat dairy, with a few fruits and vegetables mixed in. And he exercised. A lot. In fact, he loved exercising so much that he would do it for two to three hours a day — brisk walking, playing sports, etc.

Mr. J. first visited a cardiologist at age 55, after having experienced several weeks of tightness in his neck during physical activity. The condition had worsened to the point that only 30 to 45 seconds of exercise brought on significant discomfort. The doctor ordered a stress test, to see if heart disease could be contributing to this symptom. The test results were so wildly abnormal that he was sent immediately to the hospital for a cardiac catheterization, to look for cholesterol blockages in the vessels that supply his heart with blood. Such severe blockages were found that he was admitted directly to the hospital for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. In less than one day, his life had changed dramatically.

While lying nervously in his hospital bed, he began to think that maybe there was another way to approach this disease, so he went online. There, he read about the impact of a whole-food, plant-based diet on heart disease, and he decided that was the path for him. He called the nurse, gave back his hospital gown, and despite the pleas of his medical team, signed himself out of the hospital against medical advice. Mr. J’s nurse was so concerned that before he was able to leave, she called his wife to have her convince him to stay. He did not. Later, the nurse even called Mr. J at home to plead for his return. He politely declined.

Soon thereafter he found our Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore. He was already taking all the appropriate medications, and he chose to completely change his lifestyle as well. He fully embraced a whole-food, plant-based diet without oil and had perhaps the most remarkable turnaround I have ever seen. Within one week, he went from being able to walk only a block before feeling tightness in his neck to walking 25 blocks without incident! Fast-forward three months and he was back to exercising two to three hours each day without symptoms. That is what I call remarkable!

A few weeks later, Mr. J got another call from his nurse. She had just been diagnosed with cholesterol blockages in her heart, and her doctors were recommending cardiac procedures. With Mr. J in mind, she told her doctors no wayand called him to learn how to do exactly what he did: embrace a whole-food, plant-based diet!

Mr. J never did get that bypass surgery, nor did he get a coronary stent. In fact, he did not need to have any procedures at all. He got healthier with appropriate medications and by wholeheartedly embracing a whole-food, plant-based diet.

The key to health, it seems, lies at the end of your fork.​

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*Postscript: While many heart patients may reverse their disease with lifestyle change alone, Mr. J also continued his prescribed medications, given the severity of his condition, and their doses were lowered as his health improved. Please note that I am not recommending lifestyle change over medical intervention for any particular person, as every case is of course different. Some cases are fraught with more risk than others, so please consult with both your physician and a physician trained in lifestyle medicine before making significant lifestyle changes.

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Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids The World’s Oceans Of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy

Wow! Wow! Wow!!! I get very excited when I see promising new technology like this. One of the reasons that the debris from Fukushima is still floating in the oceans is that present-day ships that would be dispatched to the clean-up effort would create more of a mess that is already out there. This is very encouraging! -LW


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Seawer is a self-supported hydroelectric power station that can generate electricity using seawater at the same time that it cleans up plastic waste. The huge structure separates plastic particles and fluids, recycles seawater and releases it back into the ocean.

The structure receives energy from the sun, ocean and plastics and moves slowly from one polluted area to the next. The project received an honorable mention in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition.

Millions of tons of trash enter the ocean each year and cluster in particular areas of the world’s oceans. One of the most infamous plastic debris patches is located in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, commonly referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP).

This piece of “plastic soup” is twice the size of Texas and contains six times more plastic than plankton biomass. Seawer skyscraper was designed to tackle this issue while generating electricity at the same time.

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South Korean designer Sung Jin Cho submitted the Seawer Skyscraper project as his proposal for this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition. The project includes a huge drainage hole 550 meters in diameter and 300 meters in depth that would be located at the heart of the GPGP. The structure consists of five layers of baleen filters that separate plastic particles and fluids. The particles are taken to an onboard recycling plant while purified seawater is stored in a large sedimentation tank at the bottom of the structure before it is released back into the ocean.

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Pakistani gun collector living in Ontario arrested, alleged to be a security threat

Here is a prime piece of propaganda. Can you see how this article is written to introduce fear into the minds of unassuming readers? The lawyer says, “Police and intelligence agents are calling people” and “People are petrified.” Can you see how this is used to inject fear and the idea of the police state into the minds of the masses? Be prepared, because the fear-mongers will be using last week’s tragic events against us.

In the words of Alex Jones, “There is a war on for your mind.” This is social programming in the media. Now you know. -LW


Photo credit: Fotolia

Photo credit: Fotolia

OTTAWA – Police have jailed a Pakistani gun collector living in Ontario, alleging he is a terrorist threat to Canada, his lawyer said on Thursday, days after attacks in which two Canadian soldiers were killed.

Muhammad Aqeeq Ansari, a 30-year-old software designer, was arrested on Monday on allegations he has ties to militants in Pakistan, has amassed an arsenal of firearms, and has expressed extreme views on Twitter, his lawyer, Anser Farooq, said.

Ansari, who does not have Canadian citizenship, is being charged under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act with being a danger to the security of Canada, Farooq said. He faces deportation.

Farooq, who has defended other clients on terrorism-related charges, said he has received numerous calls from people who have been contacted by police and intelligence since the attacks last week that killed one soldier in Ottawa and another in Quebec.

The RCMP declined to comment. The Globe and Mail newspaper was first to report on Ansari’s arrest.

“People are petrified,” Farooq said. “Since the attacks, the RCMP really seems to be out in force.”

An official at the Maplehurst Correctional Complex in Milton, Ontario, where Ansari is being held, said Ansari would face an immigration hearing there on Friday.

Ansari surrendered 10 firearms to authorities last year, including rifles and several handguns as part of a plea bargain to obtain a conditional discharge on charges of illegally storing lawfully acquired firearms. Those proceedings did not include allegations of terrorism, the lawyer who represented him in that case, Ed Burlew, told Reuters.

“I’m surprised he’s now facing immigration charges,” Burlew said. “There was never any allegation in last year’s charges of violence, or potential violence, and if there had been we would never have been able to reach that deal,” he said, describing Ansari as a “polite, naive, nerdy guy who liked guns”.

Canadian police have been under scrutiny for their handling of suspected extremists since last week’s attacks, and law enforcement officials have asked for additional powers to investigate and arrest extremists in Canada.

Police say the attacks were committed by radical Muslim converts inspired by Islamic State. Both assailants were shot dead by security officials.

On Ansari’s Twitter account, he describes himself as a “Convicted Radical (ConRad) xD. Gamer, Sleeper… Not used to taking anything seriously…. seriously.”

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Mars Base Destroyed: Fact Or Fiction? Benjamin Fulford Video Update

What if the explosion we saw on Mars around the time of Comet Siding Spring really was a Mars base being destroyed? -LW


In the latest video update from the website of Benjamin Fulford we’re told that the ‘battle for planet Earth’ is reaching a final climax while a secretive US base on Mars was recently destroyed. Fulford claims that the 2nd video below captures the Mars explosion and we admit, we have to wonder, we thought this explosion was somehow caused by a passing comet, but clearly there are those who now say otherwise.

We can confirm through MI5 British Intelligence that last week NASA abruptly terminated live coverage of a comet approaching Mars after a planet sized explosion suddenly appeared there.

A US based source who correctly predicted the trouble in the Ukraine and the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner, says the “the US Mars base was destroyed.” British intelligence confirmed that contrary to what the world public has been told, the US did in indeed have people on Mars.

A spokesperson for Japan’s national observatory said “if NASA is not going to comment on that, then certainly we won’t either.”

This writer was also contacted over the phone recently by people claiming to be part of the group that seized the US underground bases. They say they found people in cages and signs of gruesome genetic experiments. The bases remain closed to prevent the Western Cabal elite from fleeing to them, the sources say.

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Husband And Wife Team Unveil The World’s First 3D-Printed Graphene Battery

Imagine being able to download the blueprints for a battery and then using it to print your own batteries. The technology is here. How’s that for AMAZING! ???


A company founded by a married couple has unveiled the world’s first ever graphene 3D-printed battery, heralding an era when consumers will be able to produce their own home-made power sources.

A team from Graphene 3D Lab, based in Calverton, New York, has spent more than five years designing a material which can be fashioned into a battery of any shape or size using a 3D printer.

Although the patent-pending technology is only in prototype form, the batteries can already produce the same amount of power as a common AA battery.

Often described as a “miracle material”, graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. It is 200 times stronger than steel and conducts electricity 30 times faster than silicon, making it perfect for producing batteries, computer chips and tough composites for use in the construction of everything from body armour to cars.

The ideal crystalline structure of graphene is a hexagonal grid. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The ideal crystalline structure of graphene is a hexagonal grid. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. Elena Polyakova, C0O of Graphene 3D Lab, said:  “There is a lot of excitement around graphene and we expect interest in our designs from several sectors including the military, aerospace and car industries.”

Other researchers have used graphene to produce long-lasting batteries capable of providing power for 25 percent longer than lithium-ion batteries, yet the researchers at Graphene 3D Lab said the key advantage of their design lies in its flexibility. The graphene batteries can be produced using nothing but a 3D printer and a mixture of plastics and graphene in a nano platelet f0rm,  which looks like a black powder. This mixture comes as filaments which need to be heated before being formed into any shape or size.

Its easy to see how this technology would be useful in a number of situations where a variety of sorts of batteries are required but space is tight. Future space missions, for example, could carry 3D printers and use them to make batteries and other required parts.

“That is an exotic example, but a good one” added Dr. Polyakova. “A mission of that kind requires thousands of spare parts and dozens of different battery types. Our technology could remove the need to carry replacement batteries.”

Although the batteries do not yet produce enough juice to run smartphones or other thirsty consumer devices, they could easily provide enough electricity to power the sort of small transmitters or sensors which are likely to become increasingly prevalent in the internet of things.

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CBC Interviews Filmaker Omar Albach

Yesterday, CBC interviewed Omar Albach about his recent social experiment in racism, following the Ottawa shooting. If you haven’t seen the video, it embedded at the bottom of this article.

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RIP Nathan Cirillo

I’ve had a tough time finding a good article that covers the funeral for Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was laid to rest at Hamilton, Ontario on October 28th, 2014, after the Ottawa shooting. I’ve got a few photos, and decided that it would be easier to share a link to some great photos and videos on Twitter using the hash tag #RIPNathanCirillo. (Click on it) -LW


Twitter Highlights

The Honour Guard

The Honour Guard


Thousands of people lined the streets, some wearing poppies, others carrying flags, to pay their respects to the reservist who was gunned down as he stood ceremonial guard in Ottawa last week. Here are some sights and sounds.


Marcus Cirillo, Age 5

Marcus Cirillo, Age 5


Marcus Cirillo

Marcus Cirillo


Nathan Cirillo

Nathan Cirillo


Ottawa Senators Hockey Team

Ottawa Hockey Fans


Signing Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's Flag

Signing Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s Flag


A heart-felt tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

A heart-felt tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo


Nathan Cirillo's Dogs Wait for Master to Return

Nathan Cirillo’s Dogs Wait for Master to Return


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