Lies, Denial, and Prosecution:The Sugar Story

Exactly one year ago, the New York Times ran a science editorial entitled “It’s the Sugar, Folks.” The opening sentence: “Sugar is indeed toxic. It may not be the only problem with the Standard American Diet, but it’s fast becoming clear that it’s the major one.” A few paragraphs later it states, “The study demonstrates this with the same level of confidence that linked cigarettes and lung cancer in the 1960s. This study is proof enough that sugar is toxic. Now it’s time to do something about it.”

The major source of legal problems of Royal Lee’s life was that he came to this same conclusion 90 years earlier than this study. His paper “Systemic Causes of Dental Caries” was read before the senior class at Marquette Dental College in December 1923. That understanding, and his stance to correct the situation, put him on a lifelong collision course with the health authorities, public and private, of his day.

Lee’s work and philosophy, though unacknowledged by the mainstream, has proven true and correct on all fronts.

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Mark Anderson

For five decades now, Mark Anderson has been with Standard Process, training health professionals from all branches of the healing arts in the science of nutritional therapeutics. Along with the legendary holistic pioneer Bernard Jensen, Mark co-authored the critically acclaimed Empty Harvest: Understanding the Link Between Our Food, Our Immunity, and Our Planet.

Mark compiled, edited, and published three volumes from the works of Dr. Royal Lee, the “father of nutritional therapeutics.” He also developed and created the Selene River Press Historical Archives, a one-of-a-kind vast online resource for doctors, health seekers, and researchers. Free to all, the Historical Archives preserves the immense body of work produced by nutritional pioneers of the 20th century. The collection documents the origins of holistic thinking, a philosophy that is now bearing fruit. As Mark knows better than most, so-called “new discoveries” heralded by today’s scientific press as fundamental breakthroughs in health and healing can be traced back to discoveries made decades ago—and reported in the corpus of the Historical Archives. Mark believes that unless you want to be the ninth person to be the first to discover something, you better know your history. After all, what we often call “progress” is nothing more than the rediscovery of a truth encountered—but rejected—long ago. And too bad—credit is almost never afforded retroactively.

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