An Honest Loaf: Fresh, Stone-Ground Bread

By Dr. Royal Lee

Summary: Although the oil in wheat is extremely beneficial, it is also extremely delicate, writes Dr. Royal Lee, making whole wheat flour “as perishable as milk.” Truly nutritious bread can only be made with flour that is within hours of being ground. Because of this super quick rancidification of the oil in wheat, virtually all commercial “whole wheat” breads are of dubious nutritional value. The surest way to get the true benefits of wheat, Dr. Lee writes, is to buy a home flour mill and bake your bread with freshly ground flour. From Let’s Live magazine, 1958.

And Now—A New Crisis in Farming

By J.W. Robinson

Summary: A scathing, two-part report detailing some of the tragic consequences of the “profit at any cost” policy of twentieth-century animal husbandry. By 1963 in the United States, strange and novel diseases such as dwarfism, infectious abortion, and various bizarre viral infections had become epidemic among the country’s cattle, and the reason, writes author J.W. Robinson, was simple. America’s ranchers, by straying from basic natural law in animal breeding, had invited unnatural problems in their livestock. Citing numerous warnings from the Bible against ignoring the natural principles of animal husbandry, Robinson paints a picture of greed and ignorance that portends the factory-farm disasters of today. From The Plain Truth magazine1963. Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research reprint 136. 

Anti-Malignancy Factors Apparently Present in Organically Grown Foods

By Dr. Donald C. Collins

Summary: A California physician records in a professional medical journal five separate cases in which patients with various forms of cancer recovered after adopting a diet of only organically grown foods. Though some of the patients had multiple malignancies at different times in their life, all of them remained cancer free—living twenty to thirty years beyond their last surgery and showing no signs of ever having a malignancy at all upon autopsy—after switching to organic foods. While such facts may seem unsurprising today, back in 1961, when this article was published, the act of a medical doctor officially suggesting such a powerful effect of food on health was tantamount to heresy within the medical community, explaining perhaps why the author claims to have written his submission “with considerable hesitancy.” From the American Journal of Proctology, 1961. Reprinted by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research

Anti-Stiffness Factor

Author unknown

Summary: The facts behind the Wulzen factor—an important fat-soluble nutrient found in raw milk and sugarcane juice—have been lost to modern science. Also known as the “anti-stiffness factor” because it combats arthritis and relieves pain, swelling, and stiffness, the Wulzen factor was considered an actual vitamin by a number of early nutrition investigators, but it was never accepted as such by medical or government “authorities.” To acknowledge it would have required the admission that pasteurization of dairy products is a causative factor in arthritis, and such an admission would never be made by those who so vigorously promoted and enforced pasteurization laws. From Annual Review of Biochemistry, 1951. Part of Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research reprint 27A. (To read reprint 27A in its entirely, including an in-depth discussion of the negative effects of milk pasteurization, see “A Fresh Look at Milk” in these archives.)

Applied Protomorphology: The Physiological Control of Growth and Repair

By Dr. Royal Lee

Summary: In this eye-opening 1952 article, Dr. Royal Lee outlines the basic mechanism behind autoimmune disorders—something that alludes medical science to this day. Under normal circumstances, Dr. Lee writes, growth factors specific to each tissue in the body, which he calls “protomorphogens,” are released into the bloodstream by the tissues’ cells. To keep protomorphogens from causing runaway growth of their corresponding tissue, the body produces antibodies to neutralize them. When a tissue (or organ) becomes overworked, it begins to produce an abnormally high amount of its protomorphogen. This, in turn, causes the body to produce an abnormally high amount of antibodies. If the amount of antibody exceeds the amount of protomorphogen, the excess antibodies begin attacking the actual cells of the tissue—what has come to be known as an “autoimmune reaction.” Not only did Dr. Lee identify and explain such reactions over seventy years ago, he also developed food-based supplements that thwart them, as he describes in this article. With medicine still groping to explain why autoimmune reactions occur and at a loss as to how to stop them, Dr. Lee’s words are nothing short of astounding. 1952. 

Applied Trophology, Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 1957)

AThe following is a transcription of the January 1957 issue of Dr. Royal Lee’s Applied Trophology newsletter, originally published by Standard Process Laboratories.  Which Is First—The Disease or the Microorganism? Medical science has been insistent that germs, viruses, etc., are basic causes of disease. Many doctors insist that disease is a state of malnutrition, poisoning […]

Applied Trophology, Vol. 1, No. 11 (November 1957)

The following is a transcription of the November 1957 issue of Dr. Royal Lee’s Applied Trophology newsletter, originally published by Standard Process Laboratories.  Lead Poisoning in Benjamin Franklin’s Time We duplicate a letter of [Benjamin] Franklin on lead poisoning. Note that the handling of hot lead type was instrumental in causing paralysis of the hands. […]

Applied Trophology, Vol. 1, No. 12 (December 1957)

The following is a transcription of the December 1957 issue of Dr. Royal Lee’s Applied Trophology newsletter, originally published by Standard Process Laboratories.  Inositol (Vitamin B10), Potassium, and Phosphoric Acid “The function of inositol is unknown,” say Bicknell and Prescott in their book The Vitamins in Medicine. But the clinical effects certainly are known, and […]

Applied Trophology, Vol. 1, No. 5 (May 1957)

The following is a transcription of the May 1957 issue of Dr. Royal Lee’s Applied Trophology newsletter, originally published by Standard Process Laboratories.  The Management of the Hypercholesterol Patient Recent reports show conclusively that hydrogenated fats are a common cause of high blood cholesterol, which is a concomitant state in many chronic and serious disease […]

Applied Trophology, Vol. 1, No. 6 (June 1957)

The following is a transcription of the June 1957 issue of Dr. Royal Lee’s Applied Trophology newsletter, originally published by Standard Process Laboratories.  The Constipation Syndrome Constipation is a common complaint that many of our authorities attribute to various nutritional shortcomings,1 from a lack of bulk-forming factors to a lack of the vitamins and minerals […]

Applied Trophology, Vol. 1, No. 8 (August 1957)

The following is a transcription of the August 1957 issue of Dr. Royal Lee’s Applied Trophology newsletter, originally published by Standard Process Laboratories.  The Vitamin C Complex “Unfortunately, so many people are now pursuing preconceived hypotheses that sometimes nothing but confusion remains.”1 This remark was made by a reviewer of the present status of ascorbic […]

Applied Trophology, Vol. 2, No. 1 (January 1958)

The following is a transcription of the January 1958 issue of Dr. Royal Lee’s Applied Trophology newsletter, originally published by Standard Process Laboratories.  Natural Tissue Antibody, Aging, and Cancer The regulators of cell activity are the cell-specific cytotrophins (aggregates of the specific protomorphogens). Natural tissue antibodies keep these factors in control in normal life, so […]

Applied Trophology, Vol. 2, No. 10 (October 1958)

The following is a transcription of the October 1958 issue of Dr. Royal Lee’s Applied Trophology newsletter, originally published by Standard Process Laboratories.  Intestinal Parasites and Their Control There are various known intestinal parasites, from tapeworm to the single flagellate cell known as Giardia lamblia, all of [them transmitted by] insect species. It so happens […]

Applied Trophology, Vol. 2, No. 12 (December 1958)

The following is a transcription of the December 1958 issue of Dr. Royal Lee’s Applied Trophology newsletter, originally published by Standard Process Laboratories.  The Common Etiology of Both Infectious and Degenerative Diseases, Part II Dale Alexander’s popular book Arthritis and Common Sense expounds the value of vegetable oils in the treatment of arthritis. The vitamin […]