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Six Pillar Tips for Healthy Living:
A Model for Alternative and Complementary Medicine
by Herman Kelting, PhD
Inception of the Six Pillar Model
I’d like to take you on a journey along the road to better health and a more fulfilling life with Six Pillar Tips for Health Management. The Six Pillar Model is a plan for an alternative to the traditional American Medical Association model emphasizing conformity to an existing set of procedures accepted by members of the Association and complimentary in the sense of improving AMA procedures. For example, chlorella and spirulina, two forms of green algae, may protect the body from radiation associated with cancer treatment.
Six Pillar Tips is designed as a strategic model beginning with prevention and then identifying medical issues with the greatest flexibility in selection of prevention and treatment options. For example, we know that the pancreas secretes fewer enzymes as we age and that Alzheimer’s Disease is caused by amyloid beta plaque and tau tangles, both proteins interrupting cognition perceptions. Deductively, if we were to increase protein digesting enzyme supplements, there is a chance those supplemental enzymes would digest amyloid beta plaque and tau tangles. Indeed, Garden of Life’s Wobenzym-N is a protein digesting enzyme which taken before meals may enter the blood stream and digest these. I have taken Wobenzym-N for over five years, and found memory improvement and I am hopeful that those diagnosed with Altzheimer’s would improve if they were to take Wobenzym-N.
Six Pillar Tips began in a rather strange way. My career path was one of 30 years of financial analysis plus ten years of college teaching in real estate and urban land economics. For much of my career, I was called upon to identify financial and legal issues and apply principles of accounting, business valuation, economics, finance, state and local law, and statistics to find supportable recommendations. When I retired in 2009, I began an indoor air quality consulting business and advertised in the Century City News of West Los Angeles. In 2011, they asked me to write a column about indoor air quality (IAQ).Because I had very strong interests in alternative and complimentary medicine to prevent and treat symptoms, I decided to expand the IAQ articles into Six Pillar Tips for Health Management (SPT).Just as buildings gain structural integrity from a series of vertical columns, so our health depends upon Six Pillars broadly defined.
Six Pillar Tips for Health Management
The Six Pillars are:
1.The Planning Horizon: Vision building, strategic planning, knowledge accretion, risk assessment, and self-discipline.
2.Life style, exercise, and the circadian rhythm.
3.Stress and relationship management.
4.Reduction of environmental pollution.
6.Dietary management and food supplements.
Pillar 1 provides a carefully crafted planning model to build a vision of what you wish to be and within a long planning horizon that sets broad strategic objectives to achieve your vision. One strategic objective I set in my early 20s was to remain physically active my entire life and indeed at 82 I exercise about two hours a day with bicycle riding, swimming, walking, hiking in the mountains around Las Vegas, and resistance training. It is very important to acquire knowledge continuously for new information and to improve your life style. Risk assessment (risk is defined as the expected variance in unpleasant outcomes) is crucial for health management because somethings like candy are enjoyable but they add to the risk of poor health and particularly cancer which ferments on sucrose. Self-discipline is important to select healthy alternatives and say “no” to life styles that erode our well-being. Recently, there have been many reports of sexual improprieties by leadrs in business and government that have destroyed careers and, thereby, undermine health.
When I designed Pillar 1, it was intended as a guide for health management planning, but it can be adapted to business and organizational planning at any level including the chief executive officer.
Life style in Pillar 2 refers to all of our activities, values, and thoughts—and our thoughts are the drive gear for our activities and relationships with others. Exercise is important because it drives oxygen into our cells and organs, thereby reducing the likelihood of cancer, and energizing our thoughts to improve our professional activities. Indeed, short and regular exercise periods during the workday (e.g., ten minute walks every 90 minutes) adds significantly to our total work effort. And exercise is an alternative to stimulants such as coffee, which becomes an addictive drug because of the need to overcome overnight withdrawal symptoms. Personal health also requires repetition of daily activities at about the same time—termed the “circadian rhythm”—and major violations of regularity may lead to illness.
Pillar 3, “Stress and Relationship Management,” is extraordinarily important for health because stress in and by itself can cause illnesses by placing improper physical forces on cells and organs which interferes with their nutritional operation.The best single way to reduce stress is to improve our relationships with others by helping them whenever possible, and not seeing their flaws; many flaws in others are not really flaws, but constitutionally protected differences of race, creed, religion, and culture.
Pillar 4, “Reduction of Environmental Pollution,” emphasizes improvements in indoor air quality and reduction of electromagnetic fields (EMFs).Perhaps the most important single indoor air quality rule is to clean air conditioning (A/C) coils with a coil cleaner and use and replace a good quality filter every 60 days during the summer.AC systems are designed to reduce humidity by extracting water from the air as it passes over the coils and the condensing water is a factory for bacteria particularly in high-humidity areas.
I have spent about 1,500 hours researching EMFs which include electric and magnetic fields, radio frequency field radiation (RFFR) from cell phone base stations, cell phones, Wi-Fi, and cordless phones, and dirty electricity. In January 2018, “United States Congressional Research and Legislative Proposals to Educate the American People About the Power Density Safety of Wireless Communications (µW/m2)” was published in the Indian Journal of Applied Research. This article, reproduced in Appendix A, provides scientific evidence of 48 links between RFFR and adverse cellular changes, symptoms, or illnesses. The article proposes creation of a new federal agency to evaluate and inform the American people of potential harm from RFFRs, specific research and legislative proposals including posted notices in public buildings containing Wi-Fi of power density functions in µW/m2.I recommend replacing Wi-Fi with hard wired routers, which has been discussed extensively in Europe. As part of my EMF information model, I conduct EMF home inspections in Las Vegas, NV.
Pillar 5, “Symptom Relief” offers a discussion of symptom relief alternatives for many illnesses. I have found that Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar cures gout, food supplements defeat cataracts, and earthing and Wobenzym-N defeat pain; with long-term pain relief, healing seems to come rather naturally. Six Pillars also discusses a fat-intensive diet to deprive cancer cells of sucrose, its principal source of nourishment.
Pillar 6, “Dietary Management,” offers a discussion of wise eating choices.This means emphasizing multi-colored, organic fruits and vegetables, Omega 3 fats, olive oil, wild fish, grass-fed meats, and reducing refined carbohydrates--“refined” means 2/3s of the nutrients have been removed. Fats encapsulate all cells and regulate the entry of nutrients and emission of waste products; thus, excellent fats (e.g., Omega 3s) are crucial for good health. Enzyme management is important to furnish metabolic, digestive, and systemic enzymes to control body functions, improve digestion, and to defeat the three harmful proteins: fibrin, amyloid β plaque, and tau tangles. I usually take a complete digest enzyme whenever I eat fats or proteins. Supplementation with Vitamin D and magnesium, perhaps the two most common nutritional deficiencies, is a wise choice along with other supplements including probiotics. I have discovered that Vitamin D supplementation is particularly important in the winter during flu season.
We thank the Century City News of West Los Angeles for printing the genesis of Six Pillar Tips and the Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club for permitting us to publish the early editions and Phillip Reynolds for reviewing each NBSRC edition. We thank Senator Diane Feinstein for her staff’s encouragement to perform PTSD research thereby introducing us to the danger of stimulants, and Oram Miller BBEC, EMRS for his guidance in our research and publication of material on electromagnetic fields.
Any health program utilizing alternative and complementary medicine requires review by your medical practitioner. This means that any change you wish to make in taking food supplements or for other elements in the Six Pillar Model must be reviewed by your medical practitioner before beginning. The reason is that we are all different, take various medications, and utilization of alternative and complimentary medicine may be harmful for you. Thus, neither I nor the Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club are offering anything in Six Pillar Tips for Health Management as medical recommendations, but rather are ideas which you may consider along with your health practitioner given your specific medical conditions unknown to either of us.DOWNLOAD the full report here.