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January 21, 2009

Jerry Brunetti – Food as Medicine (2/2; 3/9)


In 1999 Jerry Brunetti was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and given 6 months to live. He did not submit to chemotherapy, but rather, developed his own unique dietary approach to enhance his immune system. In this informative video, Jerry shares his personal experiences and provides his recipe for healthy living. You will learn about the crucial importance of minerals, which foods to choose for your best health requirements and what to avoid. After viewing this video you’ll realize the remarkable value of food in building good foundations, and providing buffers, to keep your body healthy.

Topics of the second video include:

Topics include:

  1. The virtue of Cilantro or coriander in mopping up heavy metals in your system as it’s a very effective heavy metal chelator.
  2. The virtue of salicilic acid.
  3. Why eggs are so healthy.
  4. Coconut oil, an extremely healthy and healing oil.
  5. Why cholesterol isn’t bad of and by itself.
  6. Flax seed oil, a great source of omega 3 fatty acids.
  7. The trouble with grains and the benefits of fermented grain (sourdough bread)
  8. Good milk versus bad milk; hyper immune milk and raw milk versus pasteurized and homogenized milk
  9. Good things about butter.
  10. Good things about cholesterol.
  11. Good soy (=fermented soy), Bad soy (=non-fermented soy, such as soy milk).
  12. The virtue of selenium and iodine.
  13. Natural anti-cancerous compounds.

Check out the accompanying resources page for slides and food advice.

Video 1; Part 1of10
Video 1; Part 2of10
Video 1; Part 3of10
Video 1; Part 4of10
Video 1; Part 5of10
Video 1; Part 6of10
Video 1; Part 7of10
Video 1; Part 8of10
Video 1; Part 9of10
Video 1; Part 10of10

Video 2; Part 1of9
Video 2; Part 2of9

Video 2; Part 4of9
Video 2; Part 5of9
Video 2; Part 6of9
Video 2; Part 7of9
Video 2; Part 8of9
Video 2; Part 9of9

Notes: (blue bold-faced emphasis is all mine)

  1. Prevalence and incidence statistics for Congestive Heart Failure:

    Prevalance of Congestive Heart Failure: 4.8 million Americans (NHLBI); 2% age 40-59; 5% age 60-69; 10% over 70’s

    Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 56 or 1.76% or 4.8 million people in USA [about data]

    Incidence (annual) of Congestive Heart Failure: 400,000 new cases annually

    Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 679 or 0.15% or 400,000 people in USA [about data]

    Incidence extrapolations for USA for Congestive Heart Failure: 400,000 per year, 33,333 per month, 7,692 per week, 1,095 per day, 45 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 400,000 new cases annually


  2. Mortality from Congestive Heart Failure — United States, 1980-1990

    In the United States, congestive heart failure (CHF) was the underlying cause of death for approximately 38,000 persons in 1990; of those deaths, approximately 92% were among persons aged greater than or equal to 65 years. CHF, a clinical syndrome defined as a chronic inadequate contraction of the heart muscle resulting in insufficient cardiac output, is a manifestation of one or more underlying conditions, including systemic or pulmonary hypertension or a history of other heart diseases (e.g., myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, or rheumatic fever). The long-term prognosis of CHF depends on the underlying condition and the response of that condition to treatment. Despite declines in death rates for ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease (1,2), improvements in detection and treatment of hypertension (3), and considerable advances in the diagnosis and management of CHF (4), mortality from CHF has increased since 1980 (5). This report summarizes trends in CHF mortality in the United States during 1980-1990 and presents state-specific mortality data for 1990 (the most recent year for which such data are available).

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  3. Cancer, heart disease, and smoking
    As you can see the rate of these discharges is increasing. When you correct for the increase in population over the years, the line doesn’t increase as rapidly, but still increases slightly. What does this mean? It means that despite all the decrease in cholesterol levels, all the statin drugs, all the blood pressure drugs, and all the people on low-fat diets, that the number of people developing heart disease hasn’t dropped at all. If anything it has increased.

    How can we tell this from this chart? When doctors hospitalize patients the doctors list the disorder requiring the hospitalization first. If someone with heart disease has a car wreck and breaks his femur (the thigh bone), he would be admitted with thigh fracture as his first diagnosis. Ditto for someone with heart disease who develops pneumonia; he (or she) would be admitted with pneumonia as a first diagnosis. The people represented on this chart are people who have been hospitalized for heart disease.


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