Wake Up America!
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Continuing the example of healthcare, the body is designed for self-healing. Cuts, burns and broken bones heal. So will ulcers if we cooperate with the body's mechanisms. If we were normal at birth and 40 or 60 years later if we have a problem, we did it to ourselves by what we put in our mouths because the body is built from what we give it.

That example also fits our educational system. If we have a problem, what have we been feeding the minds of those who have a problem? In most cases, school curriculum is like a junk food diet for the mind--exciting, tasty, but not wise.

America as we have known it, is all but gone. Here's how to minimize your losses when it happens from the perspective of a Christian patriot and physician...

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Introduction: Where We’re Coming From

We hold these truths to be self-evident

Destiny hung in the balance as early pioneers committed themselves, their families and their fortunes to what seemed like certain death and many of them died for the American dream that’s now fading...

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. The Declaration of Independence, 1776

As a physician who taught Health Science at Loma Linda University, I see that just as obedience to physical laws brings health, obedience to moral laws brings happiness and freedom.

John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States understood this when he said, Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

It was adequate then, but it seems inadequate now... This is because the Constitution does not restrict the powers of the people. The Constitution was designed to restrict the government while giving the sovereign citizen complete freedom to do as they please. And if the people are not a moral and religious people, they’re into trouble. That’s where we are today.

We celebrate our freedoms to do as we please, but eating, drinking, smoking, sexing, gambling, abusing as we please brings bondage. Millions are slaves to habits or addictions that result in illness, disability, death as well as anger, fear, worry, greed, crime, sex and violence.

Friend, if you are included in the above paragraph, let me encourage you with hope. This book is about freedom and throughout it are links that may be helpful.

Early Americans pursued freedom as an innately good thing. The entire Bible is written from the perspective of choice, Choose you this day whom you will serve...

The Constitution and the 10 Commandments are both designed for self-government by people who want to do right and they don’t need big government telling them what to do.

The Supreme Court building has Moses as the central law-giver over the entrance holding the two tablets-- the 10 Commandments. Early Americans understood that wisdom better than we do today. Turning from its wisdom, we’ve become a nation that can’t govern itself, so we need big government to keep us under surveillance, to monitor us, and tell us what to do and when to do it.

It didn’t need to happen, but the signs suggest that we are past the point of return. The voice vote at the Democratic National Convention refused to include God and in his acceptance speech, President Obama included rights to abortion and same-sex marriage. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=38672

America will never be the same. This book previews the journey ahead and how you can take yourself out of society’s fallen systems. If you get bogged down in a chapter, skip to the next one – they’re all different aspects of a complex problem and they are often inter-related.

What’s ahead may seem worrisome, but it doesn’t have to be. The future is as bright as the promises of God – didn’t we once have money that said, In God We Trust?

This isn’t a religious book and I promise not to bother you with frequent religious issues. There’s a chapter on how church is failing, and a couple chapters before the Appendix that you may skip if references to the Bible are like an allergy to you.

On the other hand, we should recognize the possible connection between God and good so that we don’t count out an area of good because of an abusive parent, teacher, priest or preacher who didn’t live it. Granted that more wars have been fought over religion than anything else, but on the other hand, men and women of faith made this the greatest nation on earth.

If you might appreciate a chapter that explains God’s love, there’s an online book that’s free to read and non-denominational. It’s been translated into more than 100 languages, a true best-seller at http://www.whiteestate.org/books/sc/sc1.html – and if you like it, keep reading!

In the meantime, we should not be dependent on the failing systems that you read about in the first section. With real healthcare, we shouldn’t need medical care; The courts won’t give us justice, the media won’t give us what’s really happening. The government may call it the Patriot Act or the National Defense Authorization Act, but they are really taking away our freedom. The banks, government guidelines, taxes and corporate greed have combined to kill the economy. Survival becomes a choice on how to take ourselves out of those systems. Having something to give in exchange for what you need (food and shelter) is vital. This book offers information to help understand how to survive for a short time until we can see better options.

America’s Failing Systems: Where We Are

Rx Drugs: #1 Cause of Illness, Disability, Death

Megatrend: A century ago, people trusted natural remedies and avoided the medical profession that used arsenic and mercury. Today, most people are inclined to Ask your doctor. . .

If you put a rat in front of several tunnels and put cheese at the end of one tunnel, the rat goes in and out of the tunnels till it finds the tunnel with the cheese. The next time you put the rat in front of the same tunnels, the rat will find the cheese sooner, and after a few times rat goes directly to the tunnel with the cheese--it has learned the right tunnel.

Then if you change the cheese to a different tunnel, the rat will go to the right tunnel and come out puzzled, and again go back down the right tunnel and return. After several tries at the right tunnel, the rat will look down the other tunnels until it finds the cheese.

The difference between the rat and humans is that we are more concerned about going down the right tunnel than we are in finding the cheese. In this analogy, the right tunnel is the medical system. We must go see the doctor and do what he says. Even though we don’t find the cheese (health) by doing so, it’s more important to do what everyone else says is the right thing to do.

Hello, I’m Dr. Richard Ruhling and with cardiology training and board-certification in Internal Medicine, my credentials are excellent. But truthfully, medical textbooks are filled with diseases of unknown etiology – they don’t know the cause. What you are about to read could be an eye-opener for you...

While teaching at Loma Linda University, I did physicals on executives. One would tell me that sugar bothered his joints. Another executive said cheese bothered his joints. A third one said meat bothered his joints.

These were smart men who saw what they ate as a cause of their health conditions. But most people don’t see it – and I didn’t either! I was developing headaches but didn’t discern the cause.

I went to the medical center where I was teaching and asked a neurologist who taught medical students, Could anything I eat or drink be the cause of my headaches?

He said that would be very rare for my type of headaches. I later learned that he was wrong.

When I left the university, I went into practice with five other doctors. One was an allergist and people drove hundreds of miles to see him, so one day I asked, How many people with headaches can you help? He said, About nine out of ten.

"Please test me," I said. And I would not have believed the results...I was allergic to wheat, oats, and peanut butter – things I ate often and didn’t see a relationship to the headaches, but I do now...

Through faulty habits of eating (too much, too often, or failing to chew our food properly), foods can fail to digest well and yet still be absorbed through a leaky gut that’s over-distended. The body can develop an immune response to poorly digested proteins, but our reaction is often delayed.

A good example is nicotine. We know it’s a poison; it kills insects. But people don’t get sick when they smoke. They get sick when they try to quit, because the body has built a tolerance to the poison and people go through a withdrawal.

It’s the same with foods or other chemicals, and that’s how it was with my headaches. I could get a headache any time, but the most likely time was Monday morning.

You might think I hated my job or was partying over the weekend, but no. If I didn’t get two sandwiches a day in my sack lunch, I didn’t feel full, so Monday to Friday it was sandwiches. On the weekend my wife would say, You get bread every day – we’re having something different. Sunday morning was oat-waffles, but not toast, so I was going through a withdrawal but didn’t know it!

Fresh air and exercise only made my Monday morning headaches worse as it accentuated the withdrawal. Some people think fresh air and exercise aggravates their condition, but they help cleanse the body of poisons.

Lots of people think coffee helps avoid a headache, but the caffeine in the coffee is actually the underlying cause of their headaches – they’re addicted to the caffeine.

Caffeine is perhaps the greatest cause of medical symptoms worldwide: Here’s a partial list of symptoms that are often caused by caffeine (coffee, tea, colas, etc)

1. Insomnia. Think how many people have trouble sleeping. Caffeine makes good sleep less likely, even if drunk only early in the day.

2. Nervousness or anxiety. I wish I had $10 now for every patient I’ve seen wanting Valium or Xanax to treat caffeine-caused nervous feelings.

3. Extra heart beats (PVCs – premature ventricular contractions.) Caffeine is not allowed in the Coronary Care Unit as it could cause a fatal irregular rhythm if a person is suffering from a heart attack. This is another reason why a breakfast of bacon, eggs and coffee is risky.

4. Hyperacidity. Caffeine is a bonanza for drug companies wanting to sell you Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Zantac, Pepcid, Prilosec and the purple pill, Nexium. I once saw an emergency patient at 2 a.m. because his stomach was on fire. Nobody ever told him two pots of coffee a day could cause his problems, in spite of many tests and x-rays!

5. Breast lumps. My daughter got lumps in her breast while working the night-shift at the hospital, drinking Cokes to stay awake. Her doctor said, Quit the Cokes. She did and the lumps went away. Caffeine causes fibrocystic disease of the breast – the reason why most breast operations are done – to determine if the lump is cancer.

6. Urinary Infections and Bladder Cancer. Coffee makes urinary infections more likely. And women who drank two or more cups of coffee per day had double the bladder cancer risk in a Harvard study.

7. Cancer of the Pancreas. The New England Journal of Medicine reported a study of more than 1000 cases of cancer of the pancreas with a strong correlation with coffee (1983 or 84).

8. Osteoporosis is caused by excess calcium excretion in the kidneys. Caffeine does it, but a high protein diet also does it, something the American Dairy Association will never tell you.

9. Chromosomal damage – cleft palate, harelip. I saw an ad begging for funds to pay surgeons to help kids with deformities, like cleft palate and harelip. Why no focus on the most likely cause: drinking caffeinated beverages during