My purpose in writing this website, with fifteen ISSUES on many different diseases, how to prevent, treat and enable them to go into remission, is informational only. I have nothing to sell. There are no products or services that MUST be purchased. There is no cost to read or copy anything on this website.
    The only exception is, that if you would like to support this website, for ten dollars or more, postage paid,  I will mail you a copy of my book from which it all started over twenty years ago, “Nutrition—the Case of Misplaced Emphasis.” The contribution is entirely voluntary.   Some of the information from the book, my ten theorems on health, is quoted on this and the next page.
     In the 15th ISSUE, I state that in the long run, by preventing illness, the need for programs as Medicare, Medicaid and other health care programs can, or will,
depending on your co-operation and support, be reduced significantly, providing affordable, universal health coverage and lowering taxes, I venture to guess about 50%, for everyone. After you have read one or more ISSUES, may I hear from you?
    I became a licensed practicing pharmacist in 1956 and a nutritionist about 1977.  Although I attended medical school for a brief period of time, I chose to work as a pharmacist-nutritionist until 1989, when conditions changed. I have always felt that I made the right choice.
    In 1986, I wrote and published “Nutrition — the Case of Misplaced Emphasis,”  which expounded on ten different theorems concerning health:
                 1. Most diseases, not caused by trauma (vehicular accidents or falling out of a tree) or infection, are caused by a combination of heredity and poor lifestyle.
                2. The tendency toward a particular disease, is passed down from generation to generation through the genes. Although there is little we can do to improve on the genes we have inherited from our parents and other ancestors, we can do a great deal to improve our diet and the amount of exercise we do.
               3. We do not exhibit symptoms of a particular disease until we put the body into nutritional distress, at which time even the slightest stimulus, such as an emotional shock (divorce, the loss of a loved one, or being fired from a job) or being exposed to an infectious organism may bring on the disease.
             4. The mechanism which controls whether or not we express symptoms of chronic disease is the endocrine gland system. More will be written about this later.
Joel's Newsletter


Discussion From an Independent Viewpoint

All opinions expressed in this Newsletter are mine alone, based on over thirty years' experience in the Nutrition field.   Those who would like to follow what is recommended here, do so at their own risk, and keep in touch with your doctor.


Shorthand: “A-E” stands for the ABC DIET + Exercise;


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Volume 2 Issue 1        



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Issue No. 1
Introduction to
   Health Issues

Issue No. 2
The ABC Diet

Issue No. 3

Issue No. 4

Issue No. 5
   American Health

Issue No. 6

Issue No. 7

Issue No. 8

Issue No. 9


Issue No. 10

Issue No. 11
Nervous System
   and Mental
   Health Problems

Issue No. 12

Issue No. 13

Issue No. 14

Issue No. 15
Our Nation's
    Health Care

            5. We can prevent or control the progress of disease by maintaining good nutrition in our cells, especially in the endocrine system. By improving our eating and drinking habits, we are able to postpone to a much later age, or even reverse, diseases which our parents developed during their lives.
             6. We can determine whether or not we will develop an inherited chronic disease long before we show symptoms by measuring the nutritive state of our body. One example of this is by determining the pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) serum level of the blood.
             7. The severity of a chronic illness is directly proportional to the pantothenic acid level of the blood; the lower the level, the more severe are the symptoms of the disease; the higher the level, the less likely we are to express the symptoms of disease.  A British biochemist published the results of his research on 167 arthritic patients in the October 26, 1963, issue of The Lancet, the British Medical Association Journal.
             8. We can prevent, retard or cause remission of chronic disease by improving our nutrition and simultaneously demonstrate a higher pantothenic acid serum level of the blood.
              9. The more severe the symptoms of a chronic or acute disease, the more drastic measures we must take to raise the nutritional level to cause remission of the disease symptoms.
             10. Although the research mentioned in The Lancet was performed on arthritis, the same will hold true of most or all other chronic diseases.
         Pantothenic acid determinations are not usually performed, at the present time, in the United States because it is a diagnostic tool and not a cure in itself; however, there is no reason they could not easily be done in the future. This is something in which Science and Medicine should become interested.

       Acute diseases, such as eye, ear, nose, throat, kidney and skin infections are usually prevented by a healthy immune system. The immune system is made up of special cells, proteins, tissues and organs which protect the body from infection. Often, when the body is not fed properly, or exercise is not done regularly, the immune system becomes weakened and no longer is able to provide protection. The cells are leukocytes (white blood cells), made up of phagocytes (mostly neutrophils ) and lymphocytes (B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes).
       (Also see ISSUE 13 for more information on these diseases.)
       Chronic diseases, such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer– those which take a long time to develop and usually stay with us until we die, are usually caused by a combination of two factors– heredity and environment. If we attempt to break up this combination, either by attempting to change the heredity – genetic manipulation – still in the experimental stage and largely unproven-- or by improving our nutrition, the Natural Way, we stand a good chance of preventing or postponing the onset of these diseases.

     Over the past thirty years I have tried to persuade people to change their diet to improve their health. Many have taken my advice but most have not. They do not believe that what they eat and drink, combined with how much daily exercise they do, can have a profound effect on their health. They feel that if it’s not the popular or politically accepted belief, it cannot be correct. But it is correct!  The ABC Diet plus Exercise does succeed. However, it does take effort, something that many people are not willing to do, even to maintain or improve their health.
     I discovered that one does not necessarily have to be a physician to help people prevent, postpone or heal their ills, although that is not the popular or politically correct viewpoint. Physicians are depended upon to diagnose diseases and often must perform miracles to help sick people recover instead of preventing their illnesses. Never truer is the slogan, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

      I will never forget one client who had just been diagnosed by his endocrinologist as having A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's disease), a medically incurable illness for which nothing can be done to stop its progression to helplessness and death. Having heard from his neighbor that I had helped people with other ailments such as diabetes and arthritis, he came into my pharmacy to ask if I could help him with his condition. I questioned him on his use of coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, chemicals and sugar.
     "Yes," he replied, "I drink a potful of coffee every morning while working as a caterer.
   “Yes, I would be willing to give all of them up if there was a chance that it would cure my A.L.S.

    “Yes, I would take high potency vitamins and minerals daily and would still visit my physician every month," and Yes, a year later his doctor  discharged him because he no longer had any A.L.S. symptoms! A wrong early diagnosis? An accident? A miracle? Perhaps not.

     Pharmacists are required to take 15 hours of continuing education courses each year in order to renew their licenses. During one such session, a psychiatrist addressed our group and mentioned a couple who also drank a potful of coffee daily and experienced ongoing bipolar disorder and heart trouble. Not a word was said about advising them to eliminate the coffee from their diet.  It was not my place to suggest it; I was the student, not the teacher.
       I have since discovered that people can become ill by consuming even minimal quantities of these substances.

      My mother, at age 75, suffered from painful osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, poor eyesight, hardness of hearing and atrial fibrillation. Her four siblings had died in their 70s from similar diseases.  Her mother had died at age 72 after experiencing a severe stroke when she was 58. Her father died of cancer at age 57.  All indications showed that my mother would also have an early demise.
      It was at this time that I heard a lecture on taking Royal Jelly in Honey by arthritic patients. I decided to advise her to begin taking it, along with high potency vitamins and minerals, lecithin and CalMag as well. Within four months her symptoms improved. Within a year her physician reduced the heart medicine and blood pressure medicine by two-thirds and she no longer needed the pain or arthritis drugs. She died at age 98, after living a full life which included working in my Pharmacy, living alone at home, driving her car and shopping for groceries into her mid 90s.

     I visit my physician for a complete checkup once a year. My E.K.G. is identical to that taken twenty years ago. My Doppler carotid artery test, which indicates whether the arteries leading to the brain (and, by the way, elsewhere in the body) are clogged or not, remains negative. I take no prescription drugs and need no stents, coronary bypasses, or artificial knee or hip joints, and I still drive at night. All this is quite unusual for a person in the latter 70s.
    In the following ISSUES I will explain:

   (1) ISSUE 2, my method, called The ABC DIET plus Exercise. I list what foods and liquids one should eat and drink, which ones to avoid, and why. The proper exercise techniques are found in ISSUE 3.

    (2) ISSUES 4 through 14, how to nutritionally prevent, treat or postpone many diseases.  It was difficult to classify them because  multiple types of symptoms often present themselves. To reach the condition easily, click on the blue number. For treatment of similar disorders, click on the disease shown on the list. Always see your physicians first for a proper diagnosis, and keep in touch with them during treatment. Best results occur when nutritional treatment is done along with medical care.
      Alphabetically listed, some of these diseases are:


A.D.H.D. (4)

A.I.D.S (13)

A.L.S. (11)

acne (13)

acute infections (13)

alcoholism (11)

allergies (13)

Alzheimer’s (6)

anemia (5)

anorexia (11)

arthritis (7)

asthma (13)

autism (11)

bedsores (13)

bipolar (11)

blood pressure (9)

bulimia (11)

burns (13)

C.L.L. (8)

cancer (8)

cardiovascular diseases(9)

cerebral palsy (13)

cholesterol (9)

colds (13)

constipation (13)

coughs (13)

criminal behavior (5)

Crohn’s (13)

dental (13)

depression (11)

diabetes (10)

diarrhea (13)

drug habituation (11)

ear (13)

eczema (13)

eye (13)

           I believe all these diseases I have just mentioned are related. What do they have in common? With the exception of acute diseases, they are usually chronic and inherited,  often brought on by poor nutrition. Does it mean that improving the nutrition can lessen the symptoms of the disease, or even cure it? Yes, in many cases and  only up to a point. In the final stages of a disease, little can be done to reverse the physiological changes that have taken place. This is why it is so important to treat a disease nutritionally in the early stages, long before physiological symptoms have become irreversible.

   (3) ISSUE 15, how to radically change the Health Care system, significantly reducing the cost of health care, poverty, Medicaid, Medicare and taxes.
     What is optimal nutrition? To me it is following THE ABC DIET plus doing the correct Exercise—
 “A” for Avoiding harmful (but often considered harmless) substances normally taken into our bodies;
 “B” for Be Sure to Eat some raw, uncooked fruits or vegetables, with each meal;
  "C” for Complementing (or supplementing) our diet with the correct supplement, or supplements, to modify diseases for which we show symptoms;
 “Exercise” on a daily basis to keep the body in the best of shape. Optimal nutrition, then, is following A-E program strictly, for maximum effect.
   It may postpone the symptoms of early chronic disease until people are in their nineties or older.
  There’s only one catch: many people are not willing to change their lifestyle, to make changes in their diet and do regular, non-strenuous exercise the rest of their lives. That’s what it takes. This is one of the places where doctors come into the picture: to treat patients who choose to continue their lifestyle as it has been. Is it the only place where doctors play an important role? No, physicians should be persuaded to be re-trained, in medical schools and in post-graduate, continuing education courses, to think in terms of using Nutrition as a valuable arm of their practice, along with surgery, drug-prescribing and  physiotherapy. Physicians should, more successfully, become both the medical and the nutritional advisors of their patients.
     Science’s role should be to study how, and in what dosage, nutritional elements will help fight disease effectively. It should  not exist merely to study, and then restudy, the benefits, or lack of benefits, that a particular drug may have in masking the symptoms of a disease without really healing it.
    I believe that Medicine and Science’s job is to make the patient get well, if at all possible.
     Do I feel that A-E will prevent most diseases?      Yes.
     Do I feel that it will cure most diseases, in most people? No.
1.  It depends upon how far along  in his illness the patient really is.
2. It depends on whether surgical intervention has removed vital structures necessary  for continued life, and
3.  whether the patient believes that he or she has enough willpower to follow the A-E strictly enough.  Many millions of people are so hooked on coffee, tobacco, soft drinks, sugar and chocolate that “they would rather die” than to give the “A” items up.

   All I can do is advise them to try their willpower out, to add health and years to their lives, putting money in their pocket as well.

4. Is there a time when to give up treating a patient with medication or other medical therapy? Yes.

5. With good food and the ABC DIET? As long as the patient can take food by mouth and avoid all the items in the “A” list which make them more ill, it would be advisable to continue. Foods by mouth can be pureed, and fruits can be blended together and then immediately given by mouth, followed in four hours by pureed vegetables given in the same manner. Do not give fruits and vegetables at the same time because different enzymes are present in them. It may not reverse the dying process but it can remove much of the pain and suffering.