In the first half, Dr. Joel Wallach shared alternative health approaches and the benefits of remedies and supplements that assist in the body's recovery from many diseases and ailments. He suggested that the painful condition of fibromyalgia (inflammation of connective tissue) was primarily due to a nutritional deficiency. To reduce the inflammation, he advised avoiding fried foods and processed meats, and taking such supplements as MSM (helps strengthen connective tissue), collagen peptides, and reishi mushrooms.
The problem of hand tremors can be caused by osteoporosis of the skull, he said, and for this, he recommends eating soft-yolked eggs, and supplements, including MSM and collagen peptides. Migraine headaches can be caused by lack of blood flow or oxygen to the brain, Wallach reported. This can be alleviated by supplementing with a variety of minerals and vitamins. For thyroid issues, he said that seaweed and ocean-based supplements are helpful.
With a Master's degree in History from William and Mary, Kristen Van Uden studied the persecution of Catholics under communist regimes. In the latter half, she discussed the Catholic belief in the existence of Purgatory and explained what it's like for the souls suffering there. She shared the work of Father Dolindo Ruotolo, who was a mystic and a contemporary of Padre Pio, and wrote extensively about the afterlife and Purgatory. She explained that the souls in Purgatory are there only temporarily and will eventually end up in heaven and are at no risk of going to hell. Purgatory, she continued, is a place to make amends for venial (lesser) sins-- in order to get there in the first place, you must have repented for any mortal sins.
Limbo, she noted, is a different place than Purgatory, but it was emptied out after the resurrection of Jesus. It was considered more of a waiting place, while Purgatory has a purification element to it, she stated. The pains of Purgatory can be intense and have been described as "fire and ice, and then specialized pain according to particular sin," she added. Fr. Dolindo wrote about the apparitions of souls from Purgatory, who are said to be able to intercede on behalf of people on Earth, somewhat like angels. Angels, said Van Uden, are beings of pure intellect created by God, and there are nine choirs of them according to Catholic tradition. One of the choirs includes Principalities, Archangels, and Angels-- the latter are assigned to us as guardian angels and stay with us for our entire lives, she detailed.
News segment guests: John M. Curtis, Catherine Austin Fitts