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Autism Crisis

Our Autism Crisis
Why are we ignoring that there has been a cultural shift in the US after WWII.
Fifty years ago only 1:10,000 children acquired autism. It is now 1:40 according to the latest reports. After WWII we shifted to factory farming big time, we also embraced convenient food and drink. We are over consuming sugary beverages big time. We went to a two wage earner family. We began sending our infants to nursery school and more disease states emerged from the community nursery.
The convenient answer was more vaccines. What has been largely ignored is that the consumption of nutritionally poor choices has dramatically increased and more and more trace amounts of toxins have creep into our food supply. The cumulative effect of this makes us more disease prone and our immune system is under siege.
It is my belief our nation is at great risk, not from beyond our borders, but from within. It isn’t from acts of civil war, but from the risk of extinction because of the declining quality of nutritional foods we consume and the cumulative effect of a myriad of toxins in our food supply and environment that is destroying our good health.
The harbinger of this is reflected in the exponential explosion of autism over the last fifty years. There has been over a 1000% increase in the occurrence of infants acquiring this malady.
The United States needs more and not less children who are well educated in the United States to manage this economy for future generations and the continued health of our country. The opposite is transpiring and this condition must be reversed for our survival and to avoid becoming a second class nation.
I believe we can reverse this crisis. We cannot procrastinate on this matter. Every year an additional 80,000 children (increasing every year!) are diagnosed with this malady and require millions of dollars of additional healthcare over their life time. We have to stop the heartache and pain the parents experience while caring for the autistic child.
It can be reversed if we get a commitment from our medical community and Washington to reverse it through concentrated prenatal and natal care based on common sense.
This I do know. Fifty years ago it wasn’t a crisis. Today, the Amish in Ohio have not made the cultural shift and their children are not at risk any more that they were 50 years ago. There are physicians who understand the root cause and are treating the mothers and infants in a manner that they are not acquiring autism today.
When we know that only 9% of seniors were helped by the flu vaccine this last winter and that the majority of polio cases were acquired due to the Sauk vaccine, we need to re-think how depended we should be on vaccines.

What is it going to take? Do we have to have a million autistic people march on Washington to stop this madness? Would physicians focus on nutrition if they were paid for their time?
That is why I founded N2E+ for Life. The key to good health is good nutrition, nutrients for what is absent in our diet, exercise and mind-body harmony to avoid stress.
I have a website called
Thomas A. Braun, President RPh
N2E Health Education Institute, LLC
1440 W. Blackhawk Drive 847-228-9080
Mount Prospect, IL. 60056-3634

Post Script. Mercury is toxic. It has resulted in the ban on glass medical thermometers. It was also in Tincture of Merthiolate which was banned 30 years ago. Why is it that the Flu vaccine for seniors still has Merthiolate (thimerisol) as a preservative? If there is a small mercury spill in the home and it is reported, the response is from a Hazmat Team in white protective clothing. In the winter of 2013, it was reported that only 9% of the seniors who received flu vaccine benefited from it. At the same time all seniors received a dose of mercury. Is that good medicine? Doesn’t the FDA apply the same rules to all?

Reduce risk of Breast Cancer by as much as 90%

My goal today is to share what I have learned about our healthcare system and how you as individuals can take the necessary action to minimize your chances of acquiring disease states including cancer.

We have a healthcare crisis in the United States.
Fifty years ago, only 1 in 22 women acquired breast cancer.
Today it is 1 in 8 women. Autism was almost non-existent but
today, they believe 1 in 50 infants born will have some form of autism.

A report came out that in the Amish communities in Ohio, the autism rate is only 1 in 10,000. The Amish grow their own food.

Dr. Weil was trained at Harvard and believes in good nutrition and integrating our current healthcare system with alternative medicine. He has said that we do not have a healthcare system in the United States. In reality we have a disease management system and our ability to change the system is in doubt. He has testified before a congressional healthcare committee in Washington about this issue. I concur with his assessment.

I am a pharmacist by education but I have also received a degree in business management and have studied how our healthcare system works from a profit point of view. In my business career I became intimately knowledgeable about how our pharmaceutical manufacturers work and interact with the FDA and Congress thru lobbyists. They are one of the best run and most profitable industries in the nation. They depend on developing patented drugs to treat the symptoms of disease states for which they can charge a lot of money.
So where are we? We are 49th in the world in life expectancy, 50th in infant mortality according to the CIA and we are spending 3 Trillion dollars a year on healthcare headed for 5 Trillion by 2020. That is almost twice as much per capita than any other nation in the world and we have 30 million people who can’t afford healthcare. The Office of Business management in Washington has declared that our cost of Healthcare is the number one detriment to our long term economic growth.

Consequently Congress has created the Affordable Healthcare Act to contain the growth of Healthcare expenditures. It is predicted insurance rates for Healthcare will climb 25% in 2014 year. In a year we may be calling it the Unaffordable Healthcare Act.

In reality, the problem that is driving our healthcare crisis is not being addressed.

We are consuming too many nutrient deficient foods in this country that have been grown on nutrient depleted soil. In addition, much of it is contaminated by residues of herbicides and insecticides. Also, we have genetically modified crops called GMO’s designed to increase crop yield around the global to feed the billions without any real understanding of the future impact of gene manipulation on our crops. Finally they are processed in a manner that further depletes the nutrient content and in many cases is delivered to the consumer as convenience foods laced with chemicals to enhance the taste, reduce spoilage and deliver little or no nutritional value. In other words, we are consuming belly fillers. In California last year the GMO industry spent $47 million dollars defeating our right to know when we are eating GMO foods. That’s 47 million to defeat our right to know.

Over the last 50 years the nutrient content of the foods we consume have been dramatically reduced and the toxins we are consuming have dramatically increased. The NIH, the Institute of Medicine and the FDA and the medical profession have not recognized how these events have had a strong synergistic effect on lowering our ability to stay healthy. If they have, they have not found the courage to speak out and reverse the problem. The FDA has approved many of the chemicals that are added to our food supply and have limited the amount of the chemicals that we can consume in a serving.

We consume many different artificial sweeteners in multiple foods. Here is a list of them. The newest popular sweetener on the market is called sucralose. It has been added to 10’s of 1,000’s of food products in the United States. The FDA says it is OK if we don’t consume more than 5 mg per Kilo gram of body weight. It’s been on the market for a decade or so. Marine biologists are now finding sucralose in the ocean waters around the US.

To digress for a moment. Do you know what else the marine biologists have discovered? Fish in our aquariums such as the Shedd in Chicago that manages 32,000 aquatic animals will not stay healthy if they don’t get enough Vitamin D. They solved the problem with Vitamin D sun lamps.
100 years ago we knew the importance of Vitamin D and we had solariums on the top floor of hospitals, which have basically all disappeared.

What did they know then that we don’t know now? I guess we need to have our marine biologists teach our physicians about the true value of Vitamin D or maybe we should seek health advice from them.

Back to sucralose. You can’t control your consumption when it is included in many of the products you consume daily and the ingredient statement doesn’t say how much you are consuming. You may know it as Splenda when you add it to your coffee or tea.

When your baby needs electrolytes to reverse dehydration your physician will advise you to buy Pedialyte flavored which contains sucralose. We are training our infants to accept this chemical as being natural. Shame on the FDA and the medical profession for not stopping this travesty.

The FDA believes they are doing the right thing, but they don’t recognize it isn’t only the chemical sucralose that we are consuming, but a whole list of other chemicals such as saccharin, msg, aspartame, equal, coal tar dyes, chemical flavoring agents, preservatives, growth hormones and meat modifiers and too much caffeine. It is the cumulative effect of all these toxins that are creating the harm.

The FDA has been politicized and influenced more by the food and drug manufacturers than guided by what is ethical and good for the citizens of the US. Equal (aspartame) was approved through political manipulation of the FDA. Also, as another example is a chemical which sat on the chemist shelf for 50 years & was marketed by J & J as a better alternative than aspirin. Only now, 50 years later are we learning about the fact that half the liver transplants are caused by overdosing on Tylenol or the generic called acetaminophen. In addition, 1000’s die each year from overdoses and the truth has still not been revealed that acetaminophen is converted to phenacetin in the body and is responsible for kidney damage and kidney failure. The drug phenacetin was taken off the market years ago, but we still are exposed to the detrimental effects of this drug by consuming acetaminophen. This drug depletes the important essential nutrient called glutathione.

So what am I getting at? It is the cumulative effect of all these chemicals=toxins all added together that are having a detrimental effect on our bodies ability to ward off disease states and particularly cancers.

Think back. Fifty years ago many of these chemicals didn’t exist and our food supply was more wholesome and nutritious. Many of us still had Victory gardens which got us through World War II. My folks had a victory garden and I ate my way thru the garden in the summer.

Today, there is a movement afoot to support local family farms that grow their crops with little or no insecticides and pesticides. When you support these farmers at the farmers market you are called a
In the meantime, the news media accepts spin articles and news broadcasts on medical topics on many healthcare issues that are designed to confuse and miss-inform the individual. There have been 1000’s of studies about the value of Vitamin D and the results have not always been consistent. That is why physicians in general are slow in recognizing our Vitamin D deficiency epidemic. In reality, some studies have been poorly designed or they have been purposely designed to deliver a preplanned negative outcome or they don’t understand what interferes with raising the blood value of Vitamin D.

You may not be able to raise your blood value of Vitamin D, if you have liver or kidney function problems. If you are on Rx drugs that depress your Vitamin D blood value or use the Vitamin D2 form rather than the Vitamin D3 form.

Also, a form of D3 that is sub potent and poorly manufactured. Also, you may have a Magnesium deficiency. Two out of three Americans are deficient in magnesium due to our nutrient poor food supply. All of these issues are not identified or addressed in most research studies

Recently a local newspaper ran an article from the Tampa Bay Times that talked about the mystery of MS. They talked around the issue of the value of Vitamin D, and did state that there are few cases of MS at the equator and as you go north there is gradual increases until you get to the State of Washington, where they only have 38% sunlight year round and have the highest number of cases per capita. The article was more focused on talking about drugs that alleviate and slow the progress of MS. In other words, it was designed to reinforce the use of drugs in MS treatment.

All we need to do is convince Bill Gates through his foundation to test all citizens in Redmond Washington for their Vitamin D level and bring it up to the new normal of 50 ng’s and see what happens to the healthcare costs and the disease states in that city. We don’t have to go to African to find an epidemic.

The travesty of medicine is not to recognize the true value of having enough Vitamin D which by the way is not a vitamin but a hormone called calcitriol that is necessary for about 3,000 of our genes to function properly.

So what should you do? The intelligent decision is to have your physician measure your blood value of Vitamin D. If your doctor reads the test results and he says it is OK, you must ask him what the blood value is. Most physicians are behind the curve and believe a blood level of 25 ng’s is OK. I’m convinced it should be what Dr. Heaney says. 52 ng’s. There are mail order sources for getting your Vitamin D blood value measured. You can go to as well as for more information. It costs around $65 for a mail order blood test.

If you want a comprehensive blood test for all your key nutrients including Vitamin D, you have to find an enlightened allopathic physician or a homeopathic physician who can order you the “30 nutrient blood test” from You can go to their website to learn more.

Your medical insurance will pay for a vitamin D blood test if you have a medical condition where low Vitamin D has been recognized as being part of the problem. If you need to take Vitamin D, most physicians will write you a prescription for a mega dose of 50,000 IU’s of Vitamin D2. Canadian Research indicates that Vitamin D2 which is ergocalciferol is not as easily metabolized as Vitamin D3 which is cholecalciferol. It is wiser to buy a well-known brand of Vitamin D3 in the Vitamin Department of a Drug Store which is the more effective form.

I believe strongly that you only achieve and maintain good health through good nutrition and avoiding toxins in factory foods including meat from factory animal farms. That is why I have created an educational website called

My goal is to educate the American people about good health and hope that our school systems from kindergarten on to medical school address the health education issue.

Outrageous healthcare costs are contributing to the economic crisis that we are dealing within this country.

When our national debt equals our gross domestic product it is a stain on the politicians of both political parties for listening to the special interests who profit from the status quo.

N2E+ for Life stands for nutrition void of toxins as much as possible and supplementing with nutrients to compensate for the lack of nutrients in our food supply.
Also, exercising to maintain muscle tone and body shape plus learning to distress your daily life to avoid the detrimental effects of stress on your mind and your body.

I hope I have given you the incentive today to take charge of your health. Reject junk food, read food labels and avoid processed foods with preservatives, dyes artificial sweeteners and other toxins. Determine what nutrients you are deficient in and correct accordingly. Exercise and find your mind-body harmony in your daily life to reduce your stress level which can negatively impact your immune system. In essence, you will be practicing N2E+ for Life.

There is so much more I want to share with you, but you will need to go to my website called to learn more.

Here is Dr. Heaney’s slide about life expectancy.

He believes all of us can live into our 90’s if we have sufficient Vitamin D.

I believe it is true if we practice N2E+ for Life.

I wish all of you a long healthy life.

Thank you Thomas Braun RPh
Founder N2E Health Education Institute, LLC

Why a true cancer cure will not exist within the current paradigm of traditional medical treatment


Oncologists around the world have been trained in treating cancers with chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. All of these approaches are an attempt to stop the growth of the cancer cells that are creating the malignancy. All of these approaches can and usually slow the progression of the cancer, but the inevitable triumphs.

Understanding the genesis of cancer development is the starting point of stopping the ever increasing toll of cancer on the human race. Accepting the fact that all of us carry cancer cells in our body during our whole life is the first step of understanding. The second step is to understand that one of the functions of our magnificent immune system is to eradicate aberrant cells that have been malformed.

Our immune system monitors cell development and destroys all cells that do not comply with God’s blueprint for our existence. Having an impaired immune system allows cancer cells to grow and interferes with the biological functions of the human body.

In the United States, two hundred years ago, it was uncommon for Americans except the elderly to develop cancer. That is not the case today. Humans of all ages from infants to the elderly are acquiring cancers of all types. So..Why is that?

It is an expression of a life style that has been molded by a nutritional system that has lost its focus on delivering nutrient rich food, coupled with the fact that creative food scientists have discovered how to enhance the food consumption experience. This has been done by adding chemicals to the food we eat that are factory processed to enhance the color, the flavor and the shelf life of the finished food, with little regard as to the cumulative effect of the toxins on the bodies cells’ ability to reproduce normally.

This toxic effect on our cells is compounded by the consumption of pharmaceutical products that may not only directly impact the normal division of cells, but also have in some cases the ability to deplete essential nutrients that are required for normal cell division.

The current wisdom is that the minute amounts of these chemicals don’t have an impact on the ability of cells to divide properly and are innocuous. What has not been recognized is that today we are dealing with a cascade of chemicals in 10’s of 1000’s of factory foods that we consume along with a nutrient poor food supply due to depleted soil, genetically modified crops, and factory created foods.

In addition there is a negative impact of drugs and the food toxins on the essential nutrient base that is required to remain healthy. This phenomenon impairs the immune system’s ability to remain whole and vibrant so it can destroy the aberrant cells that potentially can become cancers.

Since President Nixon declared war on cancer about 50 years ago, the pharmaceutical industry has been searching for the magical cure for cancer. They have not found one. It is now common place for the oncologists to declare that a cancer patient is cured if they survive 60 months after diagnosis. The only true progress that has been made is the fact that cancers caused by smoking cigarettes has declined and has contributed to a decline in some of the cancer rates. What has been spawned is a 50 billion dollar US chemotherapy industry designed to slow the progression of cancers. It is seven times as large as the European use of chemotherapy with similar survival outcomes.

The actual cure for cancer can be found within in us by being dedicated to avoiding toxins and maintaining a good nutritional base, along with exercise and avoiding stress.

A young neurologist fresh from medical school 22 years ago discovered this the hard way. He was helping test a new brain scanning system and he volunteered to do an MRI. They scanned his brain and discovered that he had a brain tumor. They removed it the best they could and he survived the surgery. In turn, he researched the value of organic foods and discovered there were anti-cancer foods rich in nutrients that the cells of our body require. The result is that Dr. Servan-Schreiber has shared his research in a book entitled “Anti-Cancer New Way of Life”

Unfortunately he passed away in July of 2011, twenty years after diagnosis. Doctor Devra Davis, the Founder of the Environmental Health Trust who is campaigning for safer use of cell phones believes that Dr. Servan-Schreiber was a victim of heavy cell phone usage that caused his brain tumor to return. Dr. Davis is most concerned about children’s use of the cell phone.

Modern life styles in the United States and other non-tropical or sub-tropical areas around the globe have become Vitamin D deficient environments for the inhabitants of those nations. There is strong evidence that the active form of Vitamin D called calcitriol is an essential component for a strong immune system. It is estimated that 1 billion people around the globe are vitamin D deficient.

The pharmaceutical industry is well aware of the value of Vitamin D for maintaining a strong immune system. In fact, there is a global effort underway to discover an analog of vitamin D that is patentable that will boost the immune system. The objective is to make it into a profitable pharmaceutical for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

There is also another group of scientists and advocates that are determined to educate our medical community to the fact that sufficient Vitamin D levels of 50 ng’s are essential for good health and the reduction of disease states in the United States and around the globe. Currently, the medical community is content with their patients having a blood level of 25 ng’s.

If the Vitamin D deficiency is eradicated in the United States, the frequency of disease states in the American population would drop dramatically. Coupling this with the removal of toxins from our food supply and consuming nutrient rich food would restore the health of all Americans.

Eradicating the Vitamin D deficiency in the United States is only part of the solution. In addition, we have to convert a “disease-management” system to a true healthcare system by addressing the root causes of our crisis. These are not my words, but those of Dr. Weil who has eloquently said this in a recent interview.
The truth is that a nutritionally deficient food system is driving a dysfunctional and expensive healthcare system that is destroying the economic base of the United States.

The only solution that will work is to educate the American public to the need to reject foods that are nutritionally deficient, avoid toxins in our foods and environment, stay physically active and fit and avoid stress as much as possible. My formula for a long life is called N2E+ for Life.

The future of this nation depends on the ability of our leadership to recognize our dilemma and take the appropriate action to correct our food and health crisis. Lacking leadership means each of us has to be proactive to change the current detrimental food and medical lifestyles that we are subjected to, by rejecting those components that are impacting our health negatively.

Thomas A. Braun RPh President and Founder
N2E Health Education Institute, LLC
1440 W. Blackhawk Drive
Mount Prospect, IL. 60056




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