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How Cheetahs Dying Can Massively Improve Your Health

May 29, 2008 | 89,273 views
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cheetahs, raw food, foodCheetahs are being threatened by a deadly disease called amyloid A amyloidosis, or AA amyloidosis. The illness kills up to 70 percent of the cats in captivity, making breeding efforts difficult.

AA amyloidosis resembles mad cow disease. A misfolded version of a protein converts normal proteins into abnormal ones, until large deposits of damaging protein build up in tissues -- the spleen and liver in the case of AA amyloidosis, the brain and central nervous system for mad cow disease.

AA amyloidosis is not caused by a bacteria or virus, but it can likely spread from animal to animal like an infectious disease. Biologists have had difficulty, however, figuring out how the disease moves from cat to cat.

What Are GMOs?

From April 19th through April 25th we launch GMO Awareness Week. We set aside an entire week dedicated to providing you with information on GMOs and labeling initiatives.

GMOs are a product of genetic engineering, meaning their genetic makeup has been altered to induce a variety of “unique” traits to crops, such as making them drought-resistant or giving them “more nutrients.” GMO proponents claim that genetic engineering is “safe and beneficial,” and that it advances the agricultural industry. They also say that GMOs help ensure the global food supply and sustainability. But is there any truth to these claims? I believe not. For years, I've stated the belief that GMOs pose one of the greatest threats to life on the planet. Genetic engineering is NOT the safe and beneficial technology that it is touted to be.

Help Support GMO Labeling

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)—Monsanto’s Evil Twin—is pulling out all the stops to keep you in the dark about what’s in your food. For nearly two decades, Monsanto and corporate agribusiness have exercised near-dictatorial control over American agriculture. For example, Monsanto has made many claims that glyphosate in Roundup is harmless to animals and humans. However, recently the World Health Organization (WHO) had their research team test glyphosate and have labeled it a probable carcinogen.

Public opinion around the biotech industry's contamination of our food supply and destruction of our environment has reached the tipping point. We're fighting back. That's why I was the first to push for GMO labeling. I donated a significant sum to the first ballot initiative in California in 2012, which inspired others to donate to the campaign as well. We technically "lost the vote, but we are winning the war, as these labeling initiatives have raised a considerable amount of public awareness.

The insanity has gone far enough, which is why I encourage you to boycott every single product owned by members of the GMA, including natural and organic brands. More than 80 percent of our support comes from individual consumers like you, who understand that real change comes from the grassroots.

Thankfully, we have organizations like the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) to fight back against these junk food manufacturers, pesticide producers, and corporate giants.

Internet Resources Where You Can Learn More

Together, Let's Help OCA Get The Funding They Deserve

Let’s Help OCA get the funding it deserves. I have found very few organizations who are as effective and efficient as OCA. It’s a public interest organization dedicated to promoting health justice and sustainability. A central focus of the OCA is building a healthy, equitable, and sustainable system of food production and consumption. That's why I'm proud to announce I will be matching donations up to $250,000 this week.

Please make a donation to help OCA fight for GMO labeling.

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Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Folks, cheetahs are one of my absolute favorite animals, probably for the same reason that Flash is my favorite comic book super hero. I am fascinated with speed, and that’s also one of the reasons I have been a runner for over 40 years.

It is such a miracle to see a cheetah engaged in a full-out sprint, and it amazes me every time I see them perform this magical feat, reaching speeds of up to 70 mph.

My strong suspicion that the primary reason why cheetahs are dying in captivity is that the zoo keepers are clueless about their nutritional requirements. They are likely focused on total calories, vitamins, minerals, fat and carbs, and are missing the most significant aspect of most wild animals diets.

They need RAW food.

Take away the raw food and you disrupt nearly every important biochemical pathway in their body -- an absolute prescription for disaster.

Unfortunately, American scientists and researchers are ignorant about this important aspect of health. However, many savvy German and European researchers are exploring this in the form of biophoton research which, in my eyes, is one of the most exciting areas of biomedical research.

Sunlight – Food for Your Biophoton Field

Sunlight is vital. Without the sun it is virtually impossible for most life forms to exist.  I am sure you’ve noticed what a revitalizing effect sunlight has on your body and spirit, especially after a long winter, when you enjoy the first rays of the spring sun.

But you can absorb sun energy via your food as well as through your skin. We are in fact human photocells, whose ultimate biological nutrient is sunlight.

Dr. Johanna Budwig from Germany has stated that live foods are electron-rich, and act as high-powered electron donors and “solar resonance fields” in your body to attract, store, and conduct the sun's energy in your body. The greater your store of light energy, the greater the power your overall electromagnetic field, and consequently the more energy is available for healing and maintenance of optimal health.

What are Biophotons?

Stored sun energy finds its way into your cells via food in the form of minute particles of light. These light particles are called 'biophotons', which are the smallest physical units of light.

They contain important bio-information, which controls complex vital processes in your body. The biophotons have the power to order and regulate, and, in doing so, to elevate the organism – in this case, your physical body -- to a higher oscillation or order.

This is manifested as a feeling of vitality and well-being.

Every living organism emits biophotons or low-level luminescence (light with a wavelength between 200 and 800 nanometers). It is thought that the higher the level of light energy a cell emits, the greater its vitality and the potential for the transfer of that energy to the individual which consumes it.

The more light a food is able to store, the more nutritious it is.

Naturally grown fresh vegetables, for example, and sun-ripened fruits, are rich in light energy. The capacity to store biophotons is therefore a measure of the quality of your food.

So, What’s the Take-Home Message for You?

Eat MORE raw live food in your diet.

My personal goal is 85 percent. Unless I’m traveling, I am almost always over 50 percent, and typically around 85 percent. And yes, that includes animal proteins, as I am a protein type.

Not all raw foodists are vegetarians or vegans. I know eating raw meat sounds extreme, but it is my belief that, like the cheetah, that is the way we were designed to eat, and as long as you buy fresh authentically organic meat, and prepare it with care on a clean surface, it is perfectly safe to consume raw. If you veer very far away from that you are bound to have complications, just like the cheetahs in captivity.

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