“What color do you want the walls of your office painted?” K.B. and M.B. thought about that for maybe a second and said, “Not yellow!” We had a good laugh at that one… the cabinets in their office are this weird yellow. It’s kind of a running joke to poke fun at them. But they’re [...]
First, Elmer McCollum couldn’t get a job.
He had a doctorate from Yale, but couldn’t find work in his field. It was only after a long time searching all over the Midwest (he was from Kansas) that he even got hired.
The University of Wisconsin took him on as an instructor. But he had to switch his field of study because that was the only way he could get a position.
Then, the school wanted him to look at the diets of grain-fed cows to find out why they were dying or giving birth to malformed calves.
After all, grain contained everything that chemists, physiologists, and medical men considered essential… even thought it was obviously not enough to sustain the cattle’s lives.
But McCollum felt the cows weren’t getting enough nutrition from grain. He had to go against convention and the people who wouldn’t listen to him to find his answer. He stopped doing cattle research and set up his own lab to study nutrition in smaller animals.
It took him more than two years, but in 1913 he discovered what he called “fat-soluble A.” You and I call it vitamin A.
But that’s not the reason I’m telling you this story. The reason I want you to know about this is because this is still happening today.
Vitamin E is the Rodney Dangerfield of the vitamin world – it gets no respect.
You may have heard that vitamin E is not “safe.” Or not to take vitamin E because it might raise your risk of lung cancer, it thins your blood, or even increases your risk of death…
But studies show vitamin E protects you from at least 10 different kinds of cancer.
And we don’t need any new inventions or drugs to prevent cancer. All we have to do is recreate our native environment.
You see, cancer was almost unknown in the ancient world.
Corporations would have you believe the sun is a cancer-causing ball of radiation threatening our planet.
But the fact is, the sun protects you from cancer. It enhances your health and is vital to your well-being.
One of the most important ways the sun protects you is through your skin, which makes vitamin D from its ultraviolet type B rays. And it’s vitamin D that keeps you from getting not just skin cancer, but more than a dozen others.
Here’s the proof in black and white: