Sharon welcomed the listeners and talked about the importance of water in life and life in water. She said that it is imperative for everyone to realize the importance of water, to drink plenty of water and to carry water with them if they are unsure of a water source. Dehydration, or lack of water, is out of control in our world and causes or contributes to ailments from allergies to obesity.
Guest: Winston KaoWinston Kao, (Clearwater. FL), inventor and talk radio host. "Attacking the H1N1 Flu Virus on a Molecular Level."
Winston Kao is an inventor, author and researcher who specializes in water issues and believes that agricultural practices in the United States are the worst in the world. When agriculture fails, he states, it is because plants aren't getting enough water.
Also, there is good and bad water. For humans, drinking water should be alkaline (although slightly acidic is OK, and is excellent for external application to body surfaces). All 50 states contain some bad water in the public drinking supply.
Regarding the farmers of California's San Joaquin Valley (who are being deprived of water because of an endangered smelt fish), he believes that is a deliberate conspiracy to collapse the US economy. The San Joaquin Valley is the most productive agricultural area in the world and a cutoff of water, after three years of draught, would skyrocket food costs. It could take 10 to 15 years to fix this one down year (an orchard tree takes ten years to reach full production).
Irrigation water not used by farmers goes into the ground water and feeds the local streams and wells.
Regarding "bad" agricultural practices in general, the good news is that it could be fixed in about nine months:
1. Make an effort to retain water, carbon, microbes and trace minerals in the soil.
2. Ship tree mulch to farms to replenish the soil, including soil microbes.
3. Water at night (At night water travels down, in daytime it travels up. As it travels up, it picks up beneficial nutrients. Also, up to 85% of daytime watering is lost to evaporation).
Regarding humidity, there are 3,600 cubic miles of water in Earth's atmosphere. This could be captured for drinking water, as the Egyptians did 4,000 years ago with "air wells."
Regarding the swine flu vaccine, Mr. Kao's topic for the day, he believes that the H1N1 virus in not "swine flu" but a freakish and unnatural hybrid of several flu viruses involving the misuse of "nanotechnology." Nanotechnology is the technology of using extremely small particles ("nano" means a "billionth"). Nanotechnology is used in the manufacture of certain substances in standard flu vaccines.
Mr. Kao wonders how all the naturally occurring flu viruses somehow became recombined in this manner (is this a laboratory creation that somehow got loose?).
Mr. Kao is very skeptical of dead-virus flu shots. He's not sure viruses can be killed, he believes the shot can't possibly be good for you and he claims that it is difficult to say for sure if someone who got a shot and didn't get the flu, otherwise would have.
Especially questionable are flu shots for infants because the vaccine could give them the flu. He notes that autism has increased in the last century from 1:1,000,000 to 1:150 births, with a large jump in 1989, when they started vaccinating infants on a large scale (or it could be that autism, 100 years ago, was mostly undiagnosed unless extremely serious, whereas today there are many less easily diagnosed defined types of autism, such as Aspberger's syndrome).
When Japan outlawed vaccinations for children under two, SIDS ("sudden infant death syndrome") nearly vanished. Since they made it legal again, SIDS is coming back.
To avoid the flu, drink plenty of (alkaline) water, eat right (organic foods including dark green leafy vegetables), sleep well and avoid exposure by washing your hands frequently and avoiding crowds.
Mr. Kao recommends B-complex vitamins to keep your skin healthy so it can better ward off infections. He is not an advocate of raw foods and he loves bone soup, which contains marrow nutrients.
For more information on avoiding vaccinations, he suggests www.vaclib.org, and www.goyoungorganic.com.
Categories: Diet and nutrition; ecology and the environment; health and wellness; water and sanitation; 2009