he Hoxsey Diet is under attack by some victual marauders.
These subtle diet dictocrats kindly suggest recipes that exclude all meat based products and even give psuedo scientific reasons as to why meat and dairy are cancer inducing food stuffs, all with dewy eyed good intentions. But we all know where that glittery pyrite paved road leads -- don't we?
Dear reader, when shopping for a means of curing my thyroid cancer, out of all the many cancer clinics, I chose the Hoxsey alternative cancer treatment for several reasons, but a major reason was the diet -- that it isn't vegetarian, or worse yet, vegan. You heard me right, the Hoxsey Diet isn't vegetarian, much less vegan. I think the Gerson clinic, correct me if I'm wrong, charges $40,000 for a one month's stay at their clinic in Mexico, where patients get to nibble on a limited palate of beautifully prepared limited fruits and vegetables. Why so limited?-- as if veganism itself not sparse enough? Eh...if I remember right, the reason that Gerson limits some fruits and veggies is due to sugar content, and other supposed cancer related botanical reasons.
But as always, science isn't stagnate, it's fluid, which means that recent data is always coming out disproving recent data. I have read some data sheets that say even lemons and berries have a substantial amount of sugar in them! -- you see, it's the acids in those fruits that mask their sugar content. Sure, okay. And speaking of "studies", as many vegans have parried me on the pages of Facebook regarding the benefits of raw dairy and free range eggs saying, "Well, any study can make you believe what they want you to believe." And to that I say, "Touche. Oh dear, that plank in your eye must hurt!" At any rate, forty thousand dollars is a LOT of lettuce! Don't get me wrong, I'm happy there are people who actually are cured via the Gerson therapy, which I think ends up being that much more of a miracle. Let me explain.
As diets go, related to human history, the vegan diet that bases the refusal of perfectly good food stuffs on pseudo science and emotional symbiosis is rather new, while the Vegetarian's refusal to eat meat products based on nothing more than religious beliefs isn't new, it may not be wise, but it's not new. However, the whole clean foods diet that accompanies the Hoxsey medicinal herbal tonic and supplements really only disallows four major foods that make the tonic ineffective, and denies the consumption of heavily processed S.A.D. foods. It is not only healthy, but it is also an ancient concept; the eating of whole clean foods, including animal products. And so it's relatively easy to maintain, sane and natural, and may I repeat?--not vegan. Despite the wealth of ancient dietary wisdom that has proven an omnivorous diet is best for humans, there are those who insist on bringing their newfangled vegan philosophies (emotion based pseudo science) to the Hoxsey cure table despite the allowance of clean animal based foods, and the Vegan's self-righteous inclination to bash on these approved animal based foods is starting to leak out and contaminate an otherwise balanced approach to diet and health, which is causing all kinds of confusion and condemnation. I don't know about you, but I don't like contamination, confusion, and condemnation.
And so that is why I'm writing this article, to dispense some long overdue dietary outrage. If you don't like outrage, or reading really long op-ed articles with little or no pictures, then you better just move along. Okay, full disclosure here, to be honest, once upon a time, I did espoused a raw vegan diet. (gasp!) I know! BUT!--thankfully I fixed the error in my judgement before I completely ruined my health, and I have come to believe that raw veganism contributed to the loss of my mom's life via its slow but sure malnutrition. So, even though I've "been there and done that" that doesn't mean I'm going to be nice, or respectful in my critique of this wicked practice (the vilifying of perfectly good foods). And no, I'm not heartless -- eh, not entirely. I just happen to believe that people should be held accountable for their choices, be they good or bad, and I'm not going to candy coat the facts, or my critique to make anyone feel good about their mistake.
My hope for this article is that it supports my fellow omnivores in their Hoxsey cancer cure journey toward eating a healthier diet for themselves and their families, to assure them that their clean omnivorous diet is not morally, physically, or spiritually "bad." And I also hope (against hope) that this article flips the lights on in the vegan's malnourished mind, thus shedding upon it the glorious bright light of reality -- that they are needlessly participating in voluntary starvation. So, let's get to it--easy!- sane! - natural! - go team Hoxsey!
The Hoxsey Diet is Easy!
No one likes change, unless it's returned to you after a purchase. Since the way we have been living and eating has contributed to our illness, then logic dictates that our lifestyle and eating habits must change in order to bring healing. I know, changing our way of life isn't fun. It's unstable, especially changing your diet, I mean, food is life! Ever see a toddler balk at a change in routine, or diet? There you go. But how should our diet change? -- by eliminating entire food groups that have historically and presently nourish millions, if not billions of people? Or should our diets change by eliminating man-made nutrient poor Frankenfoods that have darn near eternal shelf life? The later seems a far better and more logical thing to do, rather than eliminating natural food stuffs, especially if they are humanely and intelligently farmed.
Another possible undercurrent of dietary woe is the addiction to sugar. Oooo...just the sound of it...shhhuuugar! If you're a careful label reader (as every Hoxsey patient tries to be), then you know that darn near every packaged food on the supermarket shelf has some form of sugar or sugar-like substance in it. The average American snorts 11 lbs. of sugar a month (FYI, one bag of sugar at the store is five pounds). And I hope that cocaine reference wasn't completely lost on you, because sugar is considered by some to be worthy of the addictive prowess of that imported white powdery narcotic. (Umm...you got some white stuff on your upper lip there...ugh, there, yeah, you got it) And to give you a little reference, 11 pounds of sugar was consumed by one person per year back in the 1800's. Does that signify a major addiction? You tell me, but remember: denial is the first sign of an addiction.
Nutrition should be the ipso facto goal for eating, but in our Western culture, it's not. Clearly, there isn't a lack of calories in Western societies, but there is a significant lack of nutrition. Just take a look around you, there are many, ugh...let's call them "thick" individuals in America (upwards of 30%) that don't just carry extra pounds around with them, they carry a host of preventable diseases, too. Dear reader, calories are not the same as nutrients. Fast foods, which are rich in calories (more like empty calories) are nutrient poor and they have replaced slower traditional foods (that are rich in nutrients) with dire health consequences. Traditional foods, such as whole grains, are not villainous if they are prepared with time honored methods that help mitigate their bevy of anti-nutrients, while unlocking the nutrients that are otherwise unattainable for us; methods such as soaking, spouting, or souring. Need I remind you of Montezuma's revenge? Niacin deficiency, manifested in the form of some pretty vengeful squirts, aptly named after the late great Aztec leader, is brought on when dried corn isn't soaked in a lye solution before consumption. "Lye?" --you gasp! "That's a dangerous and poisonous chemical!" Yes, it is. That's why the food savvy natives don't drink the lye water. They soak the corn in it, and then they rinse the lye off the corn, dry it, and then grind it into masa. No squirts, just muy bueno tacos!
Not because of the ban on processed foods, but because of the ban on tomatoes, vinegar, alcohol, and pork. Those were major ingredients of my diet! In short, I sulked - a lot. And sometimes, I still do. So, not surprisingly, the Hoxsey diet is really tough on those who depend on a lot of processed foods. The hardest thing for many people to kick to the curb are those doggone processed foods, because of their undeniable payload of excitotoxins like: real and fake sugars, fake salts, caffeine, MSG, and other mad scientist flavor enhancers that addict you to them like an Intern to opiates. Not a pretty picture. It's simple really, an addict wants their drug, and will do anything to get it. This fact has even been given tongue in cheek treatment in movies; when Mike Meyers' character, Stewart Mackenzie, was asked about his obsessive hatred for the Colonel --what was his passionate conspiratorial reply?
"Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes you crave it fortnightly, smartarse!"
Continuing my tirade on processed foods, let's be honest, they came about to ease the work load of the cook, but they also happen to enrich the pockets of industry. Anyone who has kept a garden, or has raised some animals knows that good nourishing food takes a lot of care and hard work. Then you have to take those whole foods and make something tasty out of them, or process them for later use. When you have amazing ingredients, it isn't that hard to make a good meal out of them. A good cook has acquired the knowledge and skill to do just that. Back in the day, the ladies of the home did the picking, pickling, canning, milking, churning, curing, grain milling, and baking. It takes a lot of skilled work to make good food and to preserve it, even so, things can go wrong and food can get spoiled and people can get sick and even die.
So I can see the lure of ease and reduced liability offered by corporate canning and food prep operations. But this is also where laziness robs us: When we give someone else complete control of our food, we are going to lose something in the end, and that major something is going to be nutrition. Cutting corners to make a buck es no bueno, in my opinion. I'm not against doable and effective shortcuts, or the use of small appliances to ease the work load. What I am against is when some corporate food conglomerate that has not only sucked the life giving nutrients and enzymes out of my food, but has also added disease inducing chemical agents to make them last longer, all for the love of profit. Greed is a door that swings both ways, for the producer, and also for the consumer. Not only will the producer save money by making the food last longer, but so will the consumer. Greed is very deceptive, no? And why all of this greed? Just so I can sit on my tuckus and stream Roku, or surf Facebook most of the day, or spend valuable time on any other colossal time wasters, like writing a blog no one reads.
Truth be told, no matter what whole foods diet you follow, be it Paleo, Whole 30, Keto, Hoxsey (and yes, even a whole foods vegan diet), is going to be healthier than the "Standard American Diet", which is again, aptly acronymed as: S.A.D. Any whole foods diet is going to require a good amount of planning and prep in order to get the soup on the dining table with the most available nutrition. This is not a bad thing, as there is great virtue in learning to plan and be prepared in all facets of this life. This is where the Dr. Weston A. Price Foundation, or any traditionally prepared food website, can come in handy. Wait-- did you hear that? I think I heard a "hiss" from the vegan section when I mentioned the Weston A. Price Foundation. Ugh....there it is again! Either that's the unmistakable hiss of loathing, or their bums are emitting a slow gas leak. Anyway, these types of websites are a wealth of nutritional information, and provide the knowledge, and even recipes, on how to properly prepare whole foods with some helpful short cuts, in order to get anyone started down the right path to health and healing. Yes, there is a proper way to prepare grains and legumes to neutralize their anti-nutrients.
As far as the Hoxsey diet is concerned, anything coming out of a bag, bottle, box, can, carton, envelope, tin, tray, tub or tube, had better have approved ingredients and minimal processing. Some Hoxsey diet zealots have even gone so far as to put a ban on certain packaging, like cans and plastic bottles and bags. Well, that eliminates most, if not all, convenience foods right there. Way to cut off your (lazy) nose in spite of your face. Do you know what is kinda amazing and mesmerizing to watch? The torturous act of food processing in a factory, but what we don't see is the slight of hand in how proteins and carbohydrates can turn into poisons via extreme heat and/or extrusion (pressure) processes, nor do we see the unwanted ingredients that end up in those sealed packages along with those convenience foods, such as animal and insect parts per million.
Ew...gross? Oh yeah, it is! Hear that militant vegans? You're getting way more than you've bargained for in that box of vegan flakes! Not a savory reality, but it's true. Even so, despite these disturbing realities, the answer is always the same: "we do the best we can." And I agree, we all must do the best we can. Just know the risks associated with processed foods, mitigate them as best you can, but be prepared for the consequences of their use, which will be less nutrition at a higher cost. My solution is simple, learn to wisely manage your time and energy when it comes to preparing whole foods, and stop being lazy.
Ah...organics. That is a whole other can of worms that I won't be opening entirely today, the subject is way too large to nosh on, but rather, I'll go by the maxim of "do the best you can." Ideally, if you can shop local farmer's markets, then lucky you. Just make sure they are in compliance with organic certification. Just by talking to your local farmer, you can get an idea if they are really selling organic produce. But here's an overlooked tip, if your local farmer at the market has food stickers on their produce, then I can pretty much guarantee that they didn't grow the good and it isn't organic. That dishonest resale tactic rarely happens here in America, but it can happen. However, there may be some farmers at the market that do not want to shell out a whole lotta green for the USDA organic certification, but still grow organically, so it is up to you to decide to buy, or not to buy from them. If you cannot afford to go all organic, then by all means take advantage of the ominous sounding produce list known as: The Dirty Dozen. This list of the top pesticide contaminated fruits and veggies varies a little bit from year to year, but it basically stays the same. Just Google it, and take it from there. If you can buy certified organics from this list, then great, keep up the good work. If you still can't afford to buy organic fruits and veggies from this list, then try growing them yourself. If that is not going to happen, then, you know...do the best you can!
The Hoxsey Diet Is Sane
We don't eat cecal poop to obtain vitamin B12 like cute little bunnies do, thank God! Say! How 'bout it vegans? Are you up to the task of feasting on feces like your hippity hoppity leporidae spirit brethren? I'm not sure I'd be surprised if a vegan would rather chew on rabbit cecal pellets than eat a piece of sushi. Grossed out by it?-- oh yes! We also don't have eyes on the sides of our heads to look for predators out in rural, suburban, or urban jungles. Now of course, eye placement is not necessarily indicative of dietary classification, there are a few exceptions, but I would like to point out that there are only a few exceptions. We also sport canine teeth, okay, they aren't as impressive as strict carnivores, nevertheless, we do have them. If you don't subscribe to Animal Planet, or Nat Geo Wild, then let me be the one to inform you that canine teeth are for ripping and tearing meat.
Herbivores? Nope! Not a fang in sight. Well, except for some deer. That's weird, huh? And we have a mid-sized small intestine, and a relatively small large intestine compared to the bigger herbivores: I mean, have you seen the size of a horse's large intestine? I once saw an animal show where a vet wrestled a horse's large intestine during a colic surgery like it was a gigantic anaconda. The horror!-- I can't unsee that. You know, I would have no problem with vegans if they would just admit that they are omnivores in open rebellion against nature. I have vegetarian friends who do admit this, and I find that beautiful, because it's the truth. I have yet to meet a vegan that can be as honest. Are they out there? I hope so, but they do seem to be a rare breed. So how does veganism stand up to the criteria of a sane diet? Not very well, as it ticks all of the boxes for an unnatural diet.
The beliefs of reincarnation, enlightenment, and asceticism play large spiritual roles in the dietary practice of those non-Christian faiths, while incorrect biblical interpretation is the reason some Adventists refuse to eat meat products. But all of these religious devotees seem to believe that their dietary sacrifice makes them more spiritual and morally superior to those who do not deprive them selves of meat, or else -- why punish yourself? It may come as a surprise for some people as to what perhaps the most famous spiritual leader of all time has to say about this subject. No...not the Dalai Lama, or the Pope. Jesus's words about food are contrary to these religious beliefs, and me thinks, Jesus is right!
And He said, "Are you also still without understanding? Do you not yet understand that everything entering into the mouth goes into the stomach, and is cast out into the sewer? But the things going forth out of the mouth come forth out of the heart, and these defile the man. For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immorality, thefts, false testimonies, slanders. These are the things defiling the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man." Matthew 15:16-20
"But food will not commend us to God; neither if we should eat do we come short, nor if we should not eat, do we have an advantage." 1 Corinthians 8:8
Oh, and in 1 Timothy 4:4-5 Paul declares that everything that God created for food is good and nothing is to be rejected. But rather it is to be received with thanksgiving and consecrated by his word, and prayer. Now, prayer won't give a Duncan doughnut the nutritional value of liver (darn!), but prayer does help center the heart on the one who provides our ability to get, make, and eat food. Can we extrapolate that to mean packaged foods? Lol...ah, people. No. God didn't incorporate Somenoya®, Kraft Foods® LLC, or MorningStar® (nice try though). And so, since food doesn't assist our spiritual health that means that gnawing feeling in the pit of the stomachs of the vegan faithful isn't godhood, or piety, it's hunger! So where does that leave the vegetarian and vegan physically speaking? I'll tell you. Malnourished!
And look how they treat their pets, like they are their own flesh and blood vegan children. I have seen cases on T.V. where misguided vegans mistreat their animals both in the name of love for their ideology, and oh yeah, their pet. One vegan fed her cat, an undisputed carnivore, only rice and other vegan fare. What happened? The cat went blind and needed insulin shots. Where the h-e- double toothpick is PETA when you need them? This is clearly a case of animal abuse. "Oh, let's go bury our sweet Fluffy over there in the family plot: Here lies Fluffy. The much loved and only baby of Yuri and Ivana B' Vegan." Rest in peace, Fluffy. And so, because they are so lost in their la la land of wilful dietary "ignorance is bliss", they don't even think about what physical repercussions that their meatless diet is wreaking upon them. Anemia? Diabetes? Nerve damage? Osteoporosis? Tooth decay? (Yes, I put that list of ailments in alphabetical order. So?)
The Hoxsey Diet Is Natural
You can eat 3 cups of kale if you want to (fffffffrrrr - excuse you), but I'd rather drink 1 cup of raw milk from a grass fed cow to get the same amount of calcium, and a host of other nutrients not available in kale. Notice I said, "raw milk" and "grass fed cow"? Well, those wee bits of info are important, because raw milk is ruined by the process of pasteurization, which turns this life giving nutritional liquid white gold into an allergy and disease inducing serum. Pasteurization was partially invented by a scheming French scientist to answer the pathogen problem caused by lazy dairy farmers. Instead of making the offenders clean up their act, they were given a free pass to be filthy and in return, the masses were given a G-man approved toxic food stuff. As for feed?-- cows are naturally supposed to eat grass, not grain, or Purina Cow Chow. Hay is grass that has been dried for the cows to munch on in the winter, but things get kinda dicey concerning silage and especially grains. Surely, even the most staunch vegan wouldn't tuck into that kind of fibrous fare, right? And even a vet would agree that cows should not be fed a lot of grain, if any, so why do vegans claim cows are in competition with us for food?
Who knows, maybe one day the vegans might lobby the Olympic committee to make pooting a world class sport! But not to worry, their gaseous post digestive emissions are more carbon dioxide than methane, unlike their bovine brethren. Whew! Dodged a greenhouse gas emissions bullet there. "Owe!" What was that? Oh... that was the carbon dioxide gas bullet. It ricocheted and shot them in their flagellating glutes. Yet, this kind of childish reasoning (correlation equals causation a.k.a bad science) is the hallmark of vegan thought: "Look how big and strong an elephant is, and he only eats vegetation! That means I will get the same results." Um...no. I don't know about you, but I don't think having the girth of a Sumo wrestler is natural, nor is it healthy, even if it is advantageous in heaving a diapered opponent out of the ring for a sizable paycheck.
I'm thinking that it must be because they are suffering from malnutrition just like S.A.D. omnivores, because both dieters eat poorly. Why? Because there are a lot of people that are addicted to processed foods with their damaged proteins, carbohydrates, and putrid vegetable oils that some study (bad science funded by food processors) said was good for them. Well, vegans are even more susceptible to deficiency, because they refuse to eat from two major nutrient dense food groups. A so-called "carefully planned" vegan diet is challenging for even the most knowledgeable and dedicated to the cause, how much more so for the lazy vegan? And as it turns out, some of their plant based dietary supplements are precursors (like beta carotene is a precursor to retinol, vitamin A), and not bio-available. Some people are not genetically able to synthesize precursor vitamins into their viable form. Did you know that the vegan friendly B12 that comes from seaweed is called psuedoB12, because although it might look similar to B12 under a microscope, it doesn't act like B12 in the body? Pssst...."pseudo" means fake. I'm sure you can surmise what that means nutritionally.
Naturally speaking, diet alone does not make one healthy, so any vegan studies (like the highly lauded "China Study") that do not take other detrimental lifestyle activities (such as smoking and alcohol consumption) and environmental conditions (industrial vs rural locations) into consideration, are heavily biased (eh-hem... read "The China Study" critique). Also rarely considered in the entire health picture are the aspects of the spiritual health and mental health of a patient. Independent scientific studies have shown that people who pray to a higher power survive illness better than those who report no prayer life. So this spiritual component is an important consideration aside from food.
Even though God said that food doesn't make one spiritual, the lack of nutrients does play a huge role in the healthy of how the brain functions. Hunger headaches are only the tip of the mental iceberg, we all know people who get down right ornery when they are hungry. And not surprisingly, the militant vegan's mind (which deteriorates from starvation and borders on psychotic) is left in an unhealthy malnourished state and begins to think things like: "If I can't eat meat, then no one can!" - (insert peels of maniacal laughter). If this erroneous all or nothing mental state is not cherished by the average vegan, then it is the generals of their malnourished armies that do have such a twisted campaign in mind, and they are fighting decayed tooth and chipped nail to carry it out. But, if you crunch some numbers like Bugs Bunny crunches carrots, such as the bioavailability of macro and micro nutrients per measure of weight; well, veggies will lose the nutrient density game every time.
You know, for all of the fantasies that vegans entertain themselves with, I'm kinda amazed that they don't understand the circle of life as presented in Disney's anthropomorphic masterpiece: The Lion King. I guess vegans don't have a very good attention span, hunger can do that, you know?-- make your mind wander. It's getting close to lunch time.... Where was I? Oh yeah, the circle of life and death. Well, in their defense, the movie was kinda long. I'm also sure the fact that the only animal with enough wisdom to get Simba to do what was right (Rafiki) was an omnivore and flew right over their light heads!
One thing is for darn sure, their famished minds and hair trigger emotions are easily fanned into destructive flames by the propaganda of greedy industrialists that would just as soon as abuse a cow as till under an entire rain forest to plant soya, if it would make them a faster and fatter return on their investment! The nutritional value of the vegan's utopian food products like Beyond Meat® that these globalist tycoons invest in is not on their narcissistic minds; turning a profit is! That proprietary beat juice laden pea meal patty may fill your empty gullet (for 15 min. tops), but it sure won't nourish your body like a grass-fed Angus beef burger will. Yes, dear reader, when all of the evil abuses and mismanagement of our resources are no longer done, and animals are treated humanely (according to their kind) whether they end up as pets in the home, livestock in the pasture, or food on the plate, then everyone will be happy. Well, except for the bankrolling investors that lost their hemp shirts on vegan enterprises. But don't hold your breath, or invest in magic wands just yet. The reality is that human beings are still selfish and greedy jerks.
Even though Relativism and Absolutism are both childish and dangerous points of view, unfortunately, they are regularly put into public policy by the inbred puppet masters pulling the voting masses emotional strings. You want real change?-- good! Then invest your intellectual time in learning about the real small scale sustainable food production sciences from men like Joel Salitan, and Geoff Lawton, et al, and then roll up your sleeves and put them into practice! Rather than spending your time concocting vegetable matter into meat substitutes, spend it humanely raising and harvesting the real deal. In other words: don't be a hypocrite!
In reality, we live in a world where black and white are childishly muddled together in various tints and shades of grey, by powerful people with all kinds of infantile and selfish agendas that also have the cunning and filthy lucre to make them happen. But thankfully, there is still some wisps of black and white to be found on this world's messed up tonal palette, and they should be used by those who are sane and mature enough to draw lines where they need to be drawn, so that a clearer picture can be seen and enjoyed. Are you ready to draw those lines? I know I am! So, consider them drawn in regard to the Hoxsey diet, which is not vegetarian, nor is it vegan; it is omnivorous, and for good nutritional reason!
Food For Thought
- Why didn't Harry Hoxsey mention a whole foods diet plan in his book, "You Don't Have To Die" as being part of his natural cure?
- If eating meat/dairy is so wrong for human physiology, then how did our ancestors physically thrive in cold climates (and still do) where fruits and vegetables are scarce most of the year? (I don't know about you, but I want to know why T. Collin Campbell completely ignored the data he collected from the people of Tuoli county that ate a whopping 134 grams of animal protein per day and 45% of their diet as fat with no significant health issues like cancer, and heart disease.) "Blasphemy!" (Slam! -- crack!) Uh oh, there goes the other hand. For the love of God, drink some grass-fed raw milk, will ya?
- If we are supposed to only eat vegetables, then why do we have omnivorous features?
- Is the earth really a good "greenhouse" model considering it is not enclosed in glass (unless you count cloud cover) and it is hot and cold on different sides of the world at the same time at all times?
- What is the real cause of "global warming," "global cooling," uh -- I mean "climate change"? Could it be man made weather control as in cloud seeding (see JFK's 1961 address to the U.N. on YouTube for proof of a military weather control goal), jet emissions, industrial pollutants, methane gas, carbon dioxide, water vapor i.e. cloud cover, or a combination of all of these?
- What is really behind the vegan agenda?-- is it utopian health and prosperity for all, or is it an Orwellian style monitory enrichment for a few conniving elitists?
All that is left for me to do today is to decide what's for dinner! Maybe a slow cooked grass-fed rump roast served along side some brown rice slowly cooked in gelatinous chicken broth and a nice green mixed salad with raw milk ranch dressing. Yeah, that sounds good and nourishing. Bon Appetite!