History holds numerous examples of what are known as “serendipitous” discoveries that have changed the world. One of the more famous is about a resident doctor who noticed that his patients, who were thought to have inflamed ulcers caused by ingesting acidic food and drink, actually had ulcers that were caused by the presence of bacteria.
He broke what is known as the “paradigm” of thought about the origin of ulcers. Paradigm is a term that refers to the “conventional” wisdom. No one believed him at the time, but the medical records proved that the correlation between bacteria and ulcers could not be denied.
Sometimes the cause of modern illnesses is known to some medical practitioners, but their unconventional thinking doesn’t elevate to the level of mainstream thought. One such practitioner is Dr. Joel Wallach, 82, a biomedical research pioneer, who spent more than 40 years observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on health. His innovative perspective is derived from his background in veterinary medicine. He claims to know why some people have fallen victim to the Covid 19 virus. It’s difficult to deny his scientifically-based connections between the virus and our dietary habits.
In one of his regular appearances on “Coast to Coast AM,” a late-night radio program broadcast nationally and internationally, known for its emphasis upon the paranormal, he made a strong linkage between diets that reduce the presence of receptors in the lungs. These receptors facilitate the ability of the Covid virus to attach itself to the lining of the lungs.
Dr. Wallach maintains that a dangerous diet that creates a pathway for the virus is a gluten-based diet. He cites international data showing that countries with culturally gluten free diets have much less evidence of Covid-related illnesses.
However, there are inconsistencies across continents. For example, India and Japan have lower gluten consumption, but they are amongst the countries with the highest Covid-related illnesses. Like many countries, their diets are mixed with both gluten and non-gluten elements.
Dr. Wallach also cites specific foods that he calls the “12 bad foods,” which are:
Wheat, barley, rye, oats, oil in a bottle, fried foods, red meat well done, meat with nitrates, and the skins of baked potatoes, yams or sweet potatoes, carbonated beverages with a meal
As a country that has had more than its share of recommended diets, feel free to add Dr. Wallach’s approach to the long list of our options in the U.S.
I have my own diet, but I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s called the “A” Diet. I only eat food that begins with “A.” Here are some examples :
- A pizza
- An ice cream cone
- A submarine sandwich
- A donut
You get the idea. But don’t do it. There must be something better.
I’ll keep looking. . .
The Make Life Good Team