Al Roker – Mystery Novelist Posted on December 15th, 2011
America’s favorite weatherman has just released a new book The Morning Show Murders: A Novel. This is the first in a planned series of murder mysteries for Al Rocker. His recent interview with Piers Morgan was quite revealing. Who knew that Roker had invoked the murder-mystery muse – in a prolific way! Roker, went under the knife for bypass surgery in 2002, and he shed 100 pounds. But he still claims to have “challenges” with weight and why wouldn’t he? As a medical intuitive, I can often intuitively sense the potential causes of weight problems. All of my “Body Knows” books are focused on the fascinating subject of medical intuition. Al Roker and many African Americans like him (to use my “system type” analysis) is a Digestive Lymphatic Hormonal type (DLH). DLH types don’t tolerate milk or milk-based products because they lack the digestive enzymes to break down the proteins found in milk. Even Lactaid milk remains “intolerant” to them. Dairy products, in some people, tend to affect the lymph system and trigger histamine reactions that could contribute to fluid retention – thus increasing weight. Along with falling into this DLH category, Al Rocker would benefit significantly from specific hormone balancing, now that he is “of a certain age.” And, has anyone identified his thyroid imbalance? I see that as a significant factor in Roker’s continued weight challenges. Nice man, good for him – being a writer is fun!
Bad Blagojevich Posted on December 6th, 2011
Justice was served when former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich found out that lying does not pay. Blagojevich was indicted on charges of political corruption and now faces a 17 year prison sentence. He is charged with attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by then President-elect Barack Obama. This “pay to play” scheme stood to net Blagojevich and his cronies, a new job and plenty of perks. The combative Blagojevich brazenly declared his innocence right up to the day of reckoning. He now faces 16 felony counts, including racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud, extortion conspiracy and lying to federal agents. The fallout from Blagojevich’s lack of judgment is far reaching – 17 years of incarceration, loss of home and status, possible implication for his wife Patti, and humiliation for his two daughters to endure. But what does the Blagojevich story have to do with health? A lot! The body knows when you are lying and so does everyone else. There is a certain “energy” emitted from the body when you are emotionally clear or conversely, “clouded” with deception. There is a certain level of health that is the natural by-product of balance or homeostasis. If you lie, your body becomes weak, and so does your immune system. On a larger scale, lying has global consequences – famine, poverty, corruption, violence, war are all consequences of lies, from the top down. Do the right thing! Square with your conscience! Don’t lie; tell the truth – even if it hurts. People make mistakes, and own up to them, that takes courage but wins respect. Bad Blagojevich is now reaping what he has sown – 17 years behind bars because he forgot what his parents taught him – tell the truth!
Post Partum Depression Hopelessly Unchecked Posted on December 3rd, 2011
Marie Noe, the notorious woman accused of killing eight of her ten children, is now 81 years old. Between 1949 and 1968, Marie Noe and her husband Arthur, lost 10 of their children, all 14 months of age, or younger. Two died of apparent natural causes, the rest died at the hands of their mother, when Noe, admitted to smothering eight of her babies over a 19-year period. In a 12-hour interview with police in March 1998, the then 71-year-old woman gave details of her crimes:
“He was always crying. He couldn’t tell me what was bothering him. He just kept crying. . . . There was a pillow under his face . . . I took my hand and pressed his face down into the pillow until he stopped moving,” Noe said of the murder of her first born, Richard, who was only a month old.
She killed again two years later, giving police these details of her daughter Elizabeth’s demise:
“She was in the bassinet. I put her on her back, and then I took a pillow from the bed and put the pillow over her face and suffocated her. She was fussing. Elizabeth was a lot stronger than Richard was, and she was fighting when the pillow was over her face. I held the pillow over her face until she stopped moving.”
What makes a mother kill her own children? Noe did not give insight to this terrible question.
Noe was sentenced to five years house arrest and 20 years probation, with the justification that she must be studied by experts so that society can understand, and perhaps prevent women killing their own children. There was no conclusive information following the psychological investigation in 2001, more than two years after Noe’s conviction.
Post Partum depression is very real. Anyone having eight babies in rapid succession is bound to have endocrine imbalances. Psychologists were quick to study Marie Noe’s psychological profile, but did anyone take a look at her hormone or nutritional deficiencies? It is well known that low-levels of progesterone can manifest as depression. In the U.K., all post partum women are prescribed 90 days of progesterone as a prophylactic measure to prevent the occurrence of post-partum depression. For women in general, more focus on hormone imbalance is necessary. Women are often prescribed anti-depressants when a simple hormone evaluation should be done along with conventional treatment. Marie Noe’s case is isolated and scary. Clearly, what she did is a heinous crime. But she is not the first woman who has rejected, or even killed a child in the throes of depression following delivery.