Alternative Health / Dying Words

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Alternative Health / Dying Words

About the show

In the first half, Dr. Joel Wallach addressed alternative health approaches and the benefits of remedies and supplements that aid in the body's recovery from many diseases and ailments. Citing the results of a multi-state study, he's concluded that a deficiency in lithium can cause people to become mentally imbalanced, as in the case of school shooters, and violent behavior. He suggested that a hair analysis test be conducted on people wishing to purchase a gun, as well as for police officers, and those in the military to make sure they have adequate amounts of the mineral in their system. If not, he recommended they take a supplement until they reach sufficient levels. More on this topic available in his book Rare Earth: Hidden Cures.

Another mineral he spoke about was copper, which he said is responsible for the health of fibers including connective tissues. That's why if there's a deficiency in copper (or its absorption into the body) people may be prone to varicose veins, aneurysms, and hemorrhoids, he said, adding that the mineral is also crucial for liver function, hemoglobin, and color (such as for the hair and skin). Wallach was critical of statin drugs as a treatment for high cholesterol and believes the medication is associated with such conditions as Alzheimer's, menopause, and low testosterone.


Linguist, educator, and poet, Lisa Smartt, founded the Final Words Project in 2014, an ongoing study devoted to collecting and interpreting the mysterious language at the end of lives. In the latter half, she discussed how a person's end-of-life words often take on a significance that can be inspiring, eerie, or intriguing. Working with NDE pioneer, Raymond Moody, she has gathered data from family members and friends of the dying and healthcare providers across the US and Canada. Analyzing over 1,500 end-of-life phrases, she found they sometimes refer to seeing beatific landscapes or spirits of the deceased.

The dying may use metaphorical or paradoxical language, or seem like they're having a conversation with an unseen presence. An example of this was when comedian Sam Kinison, who died in a head-on collision in 1992, said to no one in particular: "I don't want to die. I don't want to die." But then there was a pause as if he was listening to someone. Then he asked, "But why?" and after another pause "Okay, Okay, Okay." Smartt talked about cases of "terminal lucidity," when someone who has been in a coma or out of it, suddenly has a window of great verbal clarity just before death. She also has discovered "sustained narratives" that can begin more than two weeks before someone's passing. Their dialogue may at first appear nonsensical but over time can link together as a cohesive story or analogy, perhaps about their passage to another place.

News segment guests: Jerome Corsi, Lauren Weinstein

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