The Silent Epidemic, The Silent Killer


A good friend of mine called me in tears a couple of years ago. She had just returned from her doctor’s office. The results of her recent blood tests had just come in. The doctor sat her down and gave her the bad news. The tests indicated she had third stage cirrhosis of the liver. It was a death sentence. The doctor told her she had two years to live-maybe. I was stunned. How could that be? She didn’t drink. And then I started doing research. It turns out another name for cirrhosis of the liver is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or NAFLD. And this form of the dreaded liver disease is now at epidemic levels in the US.

According to “Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the buildup of fat in the liver cells of people who do not drink alcohol excessively. It’s the most common liver disorder in Western countries and a key contributor to chronic liver disease.

“Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is fast becoming one of the top concerns for clinicians due to the obesity epidemic and its potential to progress to advanced liver disease, which significantly impacts on overall liver-related mortality,” Mark Thursz, vice secretary of the European Association for the Study of the Liver, says in a news release. “This data highlights a serious concern for the future, and the enormous increasing health burden of NAFLD.”

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with obesity, insulin resistance (prediabetes) or diabetes, high blood pressure, and elevated blood fats.

Researchers found during the first survey period from 1988-1994, 46.8% of all chronic liver disease was related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. But by 2005-2008, this proportion had risen to 75.1%.”

My friend immediately changed her diet, eliminating all junk foods and hi-fructose corn syrup and agave which is actually worse for you than HFCS. She added dandelion greens and other herbs she thought might help and started losing weight. At her last doctor’s appointment the doctor noted she had made significant progress. He told her life expectancy had now increased another ten years. This time, she didn’t call me in tears.

Yesterday, I read about another study reported at that cited the use fermented turmeric in healing liver disease.  According to the study, turmeric reduced the elevated liver enzyme levels that are markers for liver disease.

With all the toxins we are all exposed to everyday in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat it is important to continually support and detoxify the liver. Turmeric is a spice that everyone should consider consuming daily. Another great detoxifying remedy for the liver is Zija’s special tea based on the moringa tree. The Zija tea is very powerful, pulling heavy metals and many other toxins out of the cells of the body. Zija is the name of a company that has pioneered a way to make the incredible full spectrum nutritional density of the Moringa tree readily bio-available for consumption in a wide range of formulations. When you have a moment checkout Zija.


Penn State Pedophile Scandal

Penn State Campus

The shocking pedophile allegations in the Penn State U. scandal are disgusting and sickening. Young, defenseless boys with no one to protect them were the prey of a predatory football coach who used his foundation and position at PSU to abuse young children while pretending to care for and champion them, helping them to find a “better” life. That better life translated into his license to indulge in sexual deviancy while his victims had their lives destroyed.

Sexual Assault

Joe Paterno, the head coach was informed by an assistant coach who witnessed a sexual assault on a young boy by Jerry Sandusky the former defensive coach in the showers. The head coach then told the upper management in the athletic department. The University President was also informed. That’s were it ended. The University launched no investigation of its own. Nor did it bring the matter to the police. All these men have now lost their jobs. Their silence allowed a known predator and pedophile to continue sexually assaulting young boys for several more years. Shame on them. They put protecting the University’s football reputation above the well being of young at risk boys. They allowed a sexual predator to continue abusing young children. Is this any different than the pedophile scandal in the Catholic Church where scores of pedophile priests abused thousands of young boys and girls in their congregations? Priests and coaches may seem like strange bedfellows but they share certain traits in common. They are in positions of trust and in close proximity to children. It was like plucking low hanging fruit off branches – until they were caught.


Boys Town, NE

The Franklin NE Scandal

Unfortunately, pedophilia is not limited to priests, coaches, and boy scout leaders. It infects the highest rungs of society and politics.  In Omaha NE in the 1980’s the infamous Franklin Scandal occurred. You can read about it here. A prominent businessman organized pedophile parties for the most powerful members of the business, political and judicial communities in Omaha. He brought orphans from Boys Town, a Catholic orphanage, to these parties where young boys and girls were violently assaulted and raped by the very people who should have been protecting them. These children purportedly were then brought to the Bush White House in the 1980’s where the same type of sickening abuse happened all over again.

The Portugal Scandal

Another sickening pedophile scandal came to light in Portugal in 2004. A six year trial lead to the conviction of several perpetrators. It followed the same trajectory as the Lincoln Savings debacle. High ranking members of the Portuguese parliament and judiciary were implicated in a pedophile ring. Boys from a state run orphanage were brought to parties attended by these politically powerful and connected people. During the parties these boys, none older than fourteen,  were beaten and violently raped.

Pedophilia and Satanism

Both of these examples, Omaha, NE and Portugal, were mentioned briefly in the media then disappeared. But the problem has never disappeared. Pedophilia and child sexual abuse has occurred in the Church, in our political institutions, and in our citadels of higher learning. Many pedophiles are not only highly disturbed and dangerous, but there is a satanic element to their depravity that finds its correspondence in rich, politically connected and powerful circles.

Pedophilia is not an isolated occurrence but a virulent sickness that has infected every strata of society. It cannot be eradicated until the satanic element behind it is exposed and brought to justice.