Despotism as Practiced in the U.S.A., Part I
The following is a transcription of the July 1960 issue of Dr. Royal Lee’s Applied Trophology newsletter, originally published by Standard Process Laboratories.
Also in this issue:
- Antihemorrhagic Vitamin Effect of Honey
- High Points of Prost-X
Despotism as Practiced in the USA, Part I
(See Part II in the August 1960 issue of Applied Trophology.)
When anesthetics were first put to work to ease the pains of childbirth, an outcry arose in certain religious circles to the effect that this was defeating God’s will, that women were destined to suffer in this circumstance, and that it would be a sin to relieve their pains.
It happens, however, that the pains of childbirth are a punishment for departing from natural foods, and that under proper nutrition there are no such pains. (Case remarks on how natural vitamins abolish labor pains available upon request.)
The sale of white rice, white sugar, white flour, and all other commercial flour—including pretended “whole wheat” flour, with its poisonous content of bug-killing “bleach” that also kills any other eater—should be as absolutely prohibited as the formaldehyde (embalming fluid) and sodium fluoride (cockroach poison) once liberally used as milk preservatives, before Dr. Harvey W. Wiley agitated for the first pure food law and became its first administrative head.
(Regarding bleached whole wheat flour, see reference number 1, where all test animals died on such “whole wheat” flour, while 54 percent survived on white flour. That is the whole wheat flour you get in most case.)
Why are these fiendish frauds running undiminished in this country? Simply because in 1925 Dr. Morris Fishbein promoted an alliance between Organized Food Frauds to keep the public and the doctors too in ignorance. (See Alfred McCann’s The Science of Keeping Young, pages 345–364, for the whole story—you cannot buy this book now, the copyright owners prohibit reproduction in any form; guess who they are.)
The result of this conspiracy were peculiar advertisements, full page, in medical journals headlining “Eat White Bread to Reduce,” “White Bread Is Wholesome,” and similar obviously fabricated pronouncements.
The campaign has been highly successful. Let a single article appear on how the vitamin deficiencies of white bread cause disease, and the whole authority of Organized Medicine will assemble to blast it off the Earth.
Every once in a while, though, a cat gets out of the bag. Some honest investigator reports his findings in a journal that is not properly covered by Fishbein and the censorship of the medical colossus, and God help him. In the past ten years, Dr. Evan S. Shute of London, Canada, has treated 6000 patients for heart disease using vitamin E concentrates and has had only two deaths occur. Statistically, he should have had 260 deaths in this time. Yet he is blasted from one end of the continent to the other as a quack and charlatan.
Just who, besides the flour millers, are so hell-bent on “keeping the lid on,” resulting in sick people remaining sick? Certainly, the medical men of this country individually have no desire to do this. But racketeering individuals today have seized power, both in politics and in various organizations, and use that power to punish their enemies and to keep the truth buried and hidden.
The capstone of this trend just appeared in Southern Medical Journal, August 1949, in an article by Herbert Eichert, MD, of Miami. He baldly states that vitamin E is a “therapeutic perpetration” and that “under ordinary circumstances a remedy of such questionable merit would long since have faded from the attention of the medical profession and the cardiac invalid, but the diminishing flame has been repeatedly kindled by new articles appearing in the lay press, which are written in a manner designed to create hope in otherwise hopeless invalids.”
The article is obviously written as an emotional tirade, designed not to aid in the ascertainment of truth but as a political appeal to the unthinking. For instance, in his own experience in treating heart patients using vitamin E, along with other remedies, he lists a statistical improvement in 26 percent of them. Then he says, in refuting the statistical figures quoted by a user of vitamin E, that “even the administration of a placebo will bring about an improvement in as many as 40 percent of the cases.” (Seems strange that he could not beat the 40 percent obtainable with a placebo alone.) He goes on to say that medical universities and medical authorities agree that vitamin E is useless, which seems to clinch our suspicion of a tight control by Fishbein—certainly the opulent advertising program of the Organized Food Fraudsters would necessitate such tight surveillance of the literature.
It happens that a new book on vitamins—very comprehensive and seemingly an honest, unbiased review—is now available, published outside Fishbein’s domain, in England. The Vitamins in Medicine by Bicknell and Prescott contains a very good chapter on vitamin E and carries many photographs showing the gross and histological degenerations that accompany vitamin E deficiency. Muscle degeneration is characteristic, whether of heart or of the skeletal class. Hypertrophy may occur at first, followed by atrophy. Human subjects only are discussed.
It is quite significant that no book of this kind appeared under Fishbein’s regime as medical despot. Drs. Stepp, Kuhnau, and Shroeder published one in Germany in 1936. (The Vitamin Products Company translated it for American distribution.) The nearest thing to it is the little book by Gordon, Vitamin Therapy in General Practice (Year Book Publishers, Chicago), which studiously avoids any inference that common commercial foods are lacking in nutritional value and as a consequence blinds rather than aids the doctor.
At this moment Sir Stafford Cripps of England is going to Switzerland to be treated for ulcerative colitis with natural vitamin C from rose hips (the only kind of vitamin C recognized in central Europe) and a raw vegetable diet.2
What does the Yearbook of General Medicine recommend as a colitis treatment? “Sulfathiazole, azosulfamide, sulfadiazine, Salazopyrin, penicillin, and autogenous vaccines, with a diet of lean meats, white rice, white bread, Italian pastas, well-cooked and strained cereals, cooked eggs, and butter.”
Apparently, the editors have never heard that the sulfa drugs act only to mobilize the reserves of vitamin C in the tissues into the bloodstream, where it can stimulate the phagocytes to fight infection, and that to give sulfa drugs to a vitamin C deficient patient is as disastrous as to write a check on an overdrawn account. Why not use a natural system and just give the vitamin C directly?
The real reason is that synthetic vitamin C fails to perform here as does the natural, and the advertising publicity given to the synthetic drugs has put it out in front. The authorities who wrote the Yearbook of General Medicine were so flooded with such propaganda that they had not heard of the European viewpoint.
The diet they recommend is so devoid of vitamins that a well subject would soon find his health undermined by it. The patient is suffering from an acute condition of vitamin C deficiency…and no vitamin C foods are suggested or permitted!
That is the kind of a situation Fishbein has created. What a hellish villain!
Whenever vitamin E deficiency has been mentioned as a cause of disease, our government authorities have immediately leaped to the challenge and promptly stopped the sale of the “fraudulent” product. An example is the Federal Trade Commission stipulation of 1938 by which Sears, Roebuck and Company was compelled to discontinue the advertising of wheat germ oil as useful or necessary to human nutrition.
Certainly, the white flour millers do not want the people to ever learn that bleaching flour destroys any trace of vitamin E that may remain in it or that they develop heart disease as a result of E deficiency.
Even the removal of the germ from grains fed to cattle, without the aid of bleach chemicals, caused cattle to drop dead in their tracks from heart failure.3
Dr. Eichert’s tirade contains a significant statement on this reference. He mentions it and goes on to say “this…observation was not corroborated by a subsequent observer.” Yet he gives no reference to the published work of any such observer. We feel that the flour millers, true to form, have dynamited the project, given that the above reference was only a preliminary report and no final or other report has ever appeared.
And you may be sure it never will. A multimillion dollar industry is at stake, an industry that built its success on its ability to make a product worse and sell it for less, thereby destroying all competition from the small local mills that once supplied each community with fresh, perishable, stone ground flour, with the germ ground into each particle, even after it was bolted and the bran was sifted out.
During the life of the OPA (Office of Price Administration), that agency tried to stamp out what little competition remained in the fresh ground whole wheat flour market in health food stores by mobilizing its federal powers to do the dirty work. Prices that had been established fifteen years before were attacked as violations of the OPA regulations via misrepresentations of the law that have few equals in legal circles.
One defendant spent more profits to clear himself than his business could earn in twenty years. A federal court castigated the OPA for its chicanery and completely exonerated the defendants. But the effect of such contemptible tactics is to destroy such businesses. No monetary compensation was available to the defendant. The law is very one-sided: he would be fined triple damages of his overcharges if he were found guilty, and if exonerated, he still had to pay his own losses and expenses.
Reprinted from an article written by Dr. Royal Lee in June 1949.
- News Letter of the Academy of Applied Nutrition, March 1949. (Quoted in Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research reprint 30E.)
- Newsweek, 26, July 25, 1949.
- Gullikson, T.W., and Calverley, C. “Cardiac Failure of Cattle Fed Vitamin E-Free Rations as Revealed by Electrocardiograms.” Science, 312, October 4, 1946.
Antihemorrhagic Vitamin Effect of Honey
“While working on the role of honey in the prevention and cure of nutritional anemia in rats, one of the authors was impressed by the fact that the coagulability of blood in the rats receiving a honey supplement was so high that it was sometimes extremely difficult to draw samples for the hemoglobin determinations. The natural antihemorrhagic K vitamins are fat-soluble substances. However, Warner and Flynn have shown that there are water-soluble substances that…show antihemorrhagic activity.1 Therefore it was considered advisable to test honey for the presence of factors influencing the coagulability of blood…”
“Assuming the proportionality between prothrombin time and vitamin K intake found by Almquist, it may be calculated from graphs constructed from our results that the honeys tested when mixed with a vitamin K deficient ration showed a definite antihemorrhagic activity…However, when an aqueous solution of honey was administered directly to vitamin K depleted chicks, the prothrombin time was considerably greater…This result was so surprising as to warrant further study.
“It is known that the bile favors the utilization of vitamin K.3,4 The suggestion was therefore advanced that when an aqueous solution of honey is administered to chicks, normal bile secretion does not occur, thus preventing an adequate absorption of the antihemorrhagic vitamin…”
“Summary: Buckwheat, alfalfa, and mixed honeys, when fed incorporated in the basal ration to vitamin K depleted chicks, were found to possess a definite antihemorrhagic activity…The antihemorrhagic activity of honey was greatly lowered when administered in an aqueous solution directly to the vitamin K depleted chicks.”
- Warner, E.D., and Flynn, J.E. Soc. Exp. Biol. and Med., 44, 1940.
- Greaves, J.D., and Schmidt, C.L.A. Exp. Biol. and Med., 37, 43, 1937.
- Dam, H., and Glavind, J. Acta Medica Scand., 96, 108, 1938.
Excerpts from Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine Proceedings, 53, 9–11, 1943, regarding a study by A.E. Vivino, M.H. Hayda, L.S. Palmer, and M.C. Tanquary, Divisions of Entomology, Economic Zoology, and Agricultural Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, St. Paul.
High Points of Standard Process Nutritional Adjuncts
Prostex [Prost-X]: This enzymatic extract of the prostate gland supplies prostate phosphatase, necessary for normal prostatic activity and for calcium metabolism. Clinically it has been found effective in neuritic type pain, in diseases of the prostate, and in male sex hormone deficiency problems, such as loss of libido when it is caused by metabolic unbalance of the prostate gland due to malnutrition. Tillandsia extract has been added as a buffer and to supply hormone precursors of the vitamin E complex.