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     As shown above, we are in the Natural Healthcare Concepts Education Business.  This website presents an incredibly important health related education report that can change your life for the better in several very valuable ways.

    The practical value of this website to you personally can be enormous - more valuable than you can even begin to comprehend at this point. 

     This website will introduce you to a goldmine of  vital health and healthcare concepts that can enable you to see and understand the conventional medical healthcare systems in America much more clearly and much more responsibly than you have ever seen them or understood them before.

     The founder and president of our company, ABC's of Health, Inc., is Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. (Lon Will o bee).  He is the author of this vital health-related education report that can help American adult citizens understand that it is possible for them to enjoy a healthier life than most American citizens know how to achieve.

     Lon developed this revealing autobiographical  healthcare-related report about his life in a "storybook fashion" for two main reasons. 

     The first reason is to present this vital health education report in an interesting, informative, and entertaining manner that will also be very easy for visitors to understand and be easy to remember. 

     The second reason is to inform American citizen adult visitors about Lonnie Willoughby in sufficient detail to get to know him well. 

     As the author of this true health-related story, Lon reports some of his important formative life experiences so you can understand the person that he matured into as he aged over 84 years. 

     You will learn about the challenging way that he became an exceptionally well-informed natural healthcare consultant, nutrition consultant, and classroom natural healthcare and wellness concepts educator

     Lon is now capable of helping many American adult citizens learn how to take much better care of their precious natural health and their vital natural healthcare assets (natural component functions in the human body that constantly strive to maintain optimized health).

     Throughout this true health-related report, each American adult visitor will need to be considering whether or not the author has believe-ability, credibility, and dependability about the very important health concepts and natural healthcare and wellness concepts that he introduces to American visitors in this health-related report. 

     If you learn enough about the author that you develop confidence in his honesty and his integrity, and his sense of dedication to his sincere purpose of presenting vital natural healthcare and wellness concepts education for American adult citizens, and if you also develop a sense of confidence about his intellect and his extensive knowledge of vital natural healthcare and wellness concepts, then the health concepts presented in this vital health-related report can have super beneficial affects on your life - probably throughout the rest of your life

     However, if this true autobiographical report  does not enable you to confidently believe that these healthcare and wellness education concepts are very important valid concepts that you need to know about, this may be an interesting and  informative and entertaining true health-related report, but you will likely not get a lot of healthcare benefits from the healthcare and wellness concepts that are reported by Lon Willoughby.

     Understanding those factors, the author has tried to share enough personal information about his life experiences to enable you to make those important decisions and judgments about him in a fair-minded, reasonable, and responsible manner. 

     Be patient with the author here; relax, and  enjoy this "true healthcare-related report" because it will present some incredibly important and valuable healthcare and wellness concepts that can be vital life-changing concepts for most American adult citizens - and maybe for you also.

    Some of this health education may be life-saving information for many American visitors, and this healthcare education may be life-saving for you. 

    This "true life story" will introduce you to vital  healthcare and wellness concepts that can help  you understand practical, responsible, and sensible actions you can take to improve your life and better protect your natural health for the rest of your life. 

     This may be the most important health-oriented story (or health-oriented report) that you have ever read.  You can evaluate this story after you complete the two-part story presented by Lon. 

     The first part of this true autobiographical story is presented at this website; the second part of this true healthcare related story will be presented at our main healthcare education website.  (

     You will be detoured to our main healthcare education website at the appropriate time with a convenient link.  The two-parts of this lengthy autobiographical story will present life-changing healthcare concepts that can be very important and valuable to most American adult visitors

    Please understand that Lon Willoughby will not attempt to educate American adult visitors about which nutrition supplements they should take (herbs, minerals, vitamins, proteins, etc.) or how much of each product they should take daily. 

    You understand that Lon does not have adequate personalized health data (lab reports and other health data) about each American adult citizen visitor to this website to do that in a practical, responsible, and sensible manner. 

    You also understand that Lon has not been informed about the various health conditions of each American adult visitor, and he has not been informed about the pharmaceutical prescription drugs that some American adult visitors may be taking pursuant to a medical doctor's advice.

    This two-part true story will present vital healthcare concepts that can be very important education for almost all American adult citizens

Premature Deaths in America

     This very important health education report  begins with Lon's research finding of data presented at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website ( about the death rates in the USA

     As the founder and president of ABC's of Health, Inc., Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. (Lon Will-o-bee) has worked diligently for many years to enable ABC of Health to be capable of responsibly educating our healthcare education clients about how they can improve their natural healthcare actions in practical, responsible, and sensible ways.

     One of our primary objectives is to enable our education clients to greatly improve their potential for healthy longevity (live longer in good health).

     It is therefore very important for Lon to begin this health oriented story by reviewing what medical doctor healthcare actions in the USA have already accomplished for the healthy longevity of American citizens in the past twenty years or so.

    One way of doing this efficiently is to review and evaluate the CDC death rate statistics in past years. 

    Lon found that very important CDC death rate data show that many people die prematurely on an annual basis in the USAHe reports that annual data by months and also by weeks to make the data more usable for this very important and valuable report.

     Using the CDC data, Lon found that on average, more than 40,000 premature deaths occur weekly in the USA (deaths before age 90) That amounts to more than 160,000 premature deaths monthly and more than 1,920,000 premature deaths per year.

     Lon's research also found that the total deaths per year average in the USA is about 2,600,000 for all causes of death. 

     From the death rate statistics presented above, you can see that most deaths in the USA occur before people get to age 90. 

     Unfortunately, not many Americans are healthy enough to celebrate their 90th birthday.  Of the few Americans who do get to that birthday, how many of them are in good enough health at that age to actually enjoy celebrating their 90th birthday?  Lon believes that very few Americans are in good enough health to actually enjoy that birthday.

     You will probably agree with Lon that the CDC data enables him to report a very high number of estimated premature deaths in the USA

     From Lon's research and healthcare work over a period of many years, he understands why most Americans will likely die prematurely - before they successfully achieve age 90

    The healthcare education services presented "free to review" at our main healthcare education website will introduce American citizen adult visitors to some of the primary causes of those very common premature deaths

     Our main healthcare education website also identifies some natural healthcare actions that American adult citizens can take to improve their lifestyle responsibly and sensibly.

     At the end of this website's introductory educational report, American citizen visitors will be detoured to our main healthcare education website to present the second part of this very important autobiographical healthcare story (report). 

Improving Death Rate Statistics

     Lon knows how to improve those annual CDC death rate statistics a lot over a period of years, but educating millions of American citizen adults about ways to improve their lifestyle is a gigantic task.
     This website's very revealing true healthcare improvement story will also help you understand why this is a very difficult task and also a potentially risky legal task for ABC of Health

     Lon's true autobiographical healthcare story will also help you understand what plan of action he has developed to make some very important progress in this incredibly difficult healthcare challenge.

     You will learn herein that Lon Willoughby has developed natural healthcare and wellness concepts that can enable many American citizens to live a healthier and longer life with more achievement and more enjoyment and more satisfaction in life. 

     Lon believes that many Americans can learn how to live to age 90 and beyond with a lot less sickness and disease than is common in America today. 

     He has good reasons to believe that many  American citizens can be taught how to improve their lifestyle and their natural healthcare actions so they will still be reasonably healthy at age 90 (and may live to celebrate their 100th birthday or more). 

     Lon's very good health at age 84, after he learned how to overcome two healthcare challenges that had caused serious health problems in his life for 25+ years, shows that he has learned a lot during the past 40+ years about developing a healthy lifestyle and defending and protecting and taking good care of his natural health and natural healthcare assets.  

     Before Lon presents more information about this true educational report, and introduces some very important healthcare concepts that can help visitors daily for the rest of their life, he will take a few minutes to explain helpful information about the colored text used in this website

Colored Text information

     This website uses a lot of colored text to emphasize certain words or phrases and improve clarity of meaning.

     Lon recommends that you review this website using a computer if possible - to get the most benefit from our helpful colored text throughout this website and to also have a larger and better viewing screen.  The computer review is also much easier to control and manage than a lengthy review on a Smart Phone or Tablet.

     People who use Android type or iPhone type Smart Phones or Tablets to view this website will likely not see our colored text until they activate colored text viewing. They can easily do this by scrolling down to the bottom of this Home Department's lengthy presentation and find a link type command below the last line of type titled View full site.

    This easy scrolling action can be done very quickly (15 to 20 seconds), and it will enable you to find and select this View full site link command It should instantly activate colored text viewing for most mobile viewing devices.

    This easy action may be used to activate colored text viewing on mobile devices for other websites.

     If this action does not work for your Smart Phone or Tablet, Lon again recommends that you review this website on a computer because the colored text will always be available on a computer display. 

     Our colored text can be very helpful in this website's natural healthcare educational story.

Lon's Early Life Experiences

     Lon was generally a healthy person while growing up on a farm in North Carolina.  He feels really fortunate to have grown up in that rural farming environment because he learned many important things about living a natural farm life - similar in many respects to the farmers who were busy growing food for Americans in the 1800's. 

     His father and mother were both intelligent responsible farming people who had grown up on their own family's farm. They both grew up with brothers and sisters.

     Lon's parents were hard working farmers with a strong desire to be productive, progress, and to succeed in life.  They helped first-born son Lonnie Jr. learn how to plant, nourish, grow and harvest many food products for sale and as food. 

     Those important experiences enabled Lonnie Jr. (Lon) to understand how some food products are planted, and how they are nourished with fertilizer nutrients, cared for carefully during their growing season, and then harvested properly for marketing. 

     A ton of fertilizer is equal to 2,000 pounds of nutrients for plants, usually supplied in 200 pound bags.  For a number of years, while he was growing up on the farm, Lon distributed many tons of plant fertilizer to various types of plants (in large fields).

    His parents also helped him learn how to raise animals such as chickens, a milk cow, and about 20 White Faced Hereford beef cows, and several hogs.  Those animals could be sold to local people and some animals would provide food for the family.

     Over the years, Lon milked a series of milk cows, milking one cow each morning, seven days per week.  That continued until he was graduated from high school and went off to college, leaving that daily chore for his younger brother (his only sibling - who was about 20 months younger). 

    The Willoughby family had fresh cow's milk to drink daily.  They made their own natural butter from some of that milk.  They also had a lot of chicken eggs, and plenty of chicken, beef, and pork to eat and to also sell to other local people.

    Each year, they had a large garden where they grew an assortment of special vegetables for additional food.  Lon's mother also canned some of those vegetables for food during later months. 

     She also baked white refined "enriched" flour as loaf bread and as biscuits for the family to eat with meals.  She was a very good cook who knew how to prepare very good meals.

    Lon always had a dog as a pet. 

    It was a very good life for a young farm boy with lots of interesting and challenging things to do and to learn as he was growing up.   

    Lon remembers that he was twelve years old when the electric company made electric service available to the farms located beside the dirt road where he lived (about two miles from the nearest town - Tabor City, NC).  The small town was near the SC state border - about forty-five road miles from Myrtle Beach, SC. 

    Prior to that time (in year 1948), they did not have hot and cold running water at their kitchen sink because there was no electricity to operate an electric pump to pump well water into their home. 

     Without electric service, they could not have electric lights, or an electric refrigerator, or an electric water heater.  Consequently, they could not have a bathroom because they did not have cold and hot running water in their home. 

     Bathing (washing) was done from a "foot-tub" - a larger than normal bucket (galvanized steel) that contained water from the well - warm water was produced by mixing well water with water that had been heated on the kitchen stove. 

     Until the Willoughby's got electricity in 1948, they had a typical outdoor toilet (outhouse) instead of a commode.  There was no toilet tissue - just pages torn from last year's Sears and Roebuck Catalog.  When those pages were all gone, they  used corn cobs from ears of corn that had been run through the hand-turned corn shelling machine. 

     There was no convenient way to wash one's hands after using the outhouse as a urinal or for a bowel movement.  Visitors should realize that this is the way that most rural people in America had lived for many years.  Was it much different for city dwellers during those years?  Lon doesn't know.

     Small towns and larger cities in America had major sanitation problems for many years with disposing of human bowel movement waste and human urination residue and also other human trash and waste products. 

     Without electricity and electric pumps, effective sewage systems had not been developed for small size, medium size, and larger towns and cities.  That situation was also a common problem in other countries, as it had been for thousands of years.

Important History Lesson    

      Prior to 1864, people throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and America had been dying at young ages in large numbers for a long time (from bacterial infections), but no one knew what was causing so much sickness and so much death because bacteria had not been discovered yet.

     Bacteria were not discovered until about 1864by French chemist Louis Pasteur.  It was many years after that before a lot of adults in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America had been educated to understand that human hands needed to be washed, even when they looked like they were clean - before eating food (with their bare hands, as most common people ate most of their food).   

     As a result of education efforts by chemist Louis Pasteur, and public newspaper articles, medical doctors and nurses began to learn about bacterial infections during the 1864 - 1866 time period

     Prior to that time, medical doctors and nurses did not know about the importance of washing their hands between patients - even when they were delivering babies in hospitals or when they were conducting surgery of any kind in hospitals. 

     Prior to that time period, medical doctors and nurses did not know that surgical tools and utensils needed to be carefully washed and "sanitized" after every use.  If those tools and utensils were casually wiped off and if they appeared to be "clean" - that was good enough - they routinely thought.   

     Many serious microbial infections had been  passed from patient to patient by medical doctors and nurses for many years without them realizing those critically important transmission problems.

     Medical doctors and nurses began to learn to wash their hands and medical tools and utensils carefully between patients some time after 1864.

     During the Civil War in America (April 12, 1861 to May 26, 1865), injured soldiers on both sides of the conflict suffered terribly from bacterial infections.

     Hundreds of thousands of soldiers died after days, weeks, or months of very painful suffering from microbial infections.  Medical doctors in America did not learn about bacterial infections, and then gradually learn how to treat those dangerous infections until after the war had ended.

Back to the Willoughby Family

    The Willoughby's had what looked sorta-like a refrigerator.  A big white appliance that was cooled internally by a big block of ice (it needed to be replaced when the block of ice melted over a period of several days).

    Periodically, the ice man would reliably come by their farm home to sell them a replacement big block of ice. 

    Most farm families used wood burning stoves to cook food with, but Lon's parents used bottled propane gas to fuel their modern gas stove.  They also had two small propane gas heaters to help the wood burning fireplace (in the living room) heat their home during cold winter weather. 

    Lon remembers that the two bedrooms would get really cold during the winter because there was no heat source in each bedroom and no way to circulate heat from the living room fireplace, or the two small propane gas heaters into the bedrooms. 

     One small propane gas heater was in the short hallway going to the bedrooms, and it did help heat the two bedrooms somewhat.  However, without electricity, they could not have electric fans blow heated air into the two bedrooms so very little heated air got into the bedrooms.

    Things improved a lot after they got electric power service to the home in 1948.  Lon's father installed an electric water pump for the well water, and he also installed an electric water heater. 

    They then had adequate water pressure for both cold and hot running water at the kitchen sink.  

    Lon's parents also purchased an electric refrigerator to replace their "ice box" appliance. 

    Lon's father also installed bathroom plumbing fixtures, including a lavatory sink, a  white metal enclosure walk-in shower stall, and a commode. 

    With their new electric water pump and their electric water heater, they had hot and cold running water for the kitchen sink and the bathroom sink and the shower, and they had cold water pressure for operation of the commode - which used a typical septic tank for bowel and urine waste residue.

    WOW!!! Getting electricity to their home enabled all of those major improvements for their two bedroom home that Lon's father had built years before with a small vacant room for that bathroom.

    Several years later, when Lon was in high school, they got telephone line service out to their home, and it was really convenient to be able to easily receive and send telephone communications. 

     They also got a black and white picture T.V. set.  The only usable T.V. transmitting station was about 65 road miles away in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Lon's father installed a tall metal telescoping T.V. antenna pole with a large T.V. antenna at the top. 

    That antenna received enough T.V. signal to provide a fair quality T.V. picture; it was much better than having no T.V. service.  Prior to that time, their only daily contact with the outside world (news media, music, etc.) was with their radio. 

    Lon remembers those important improvements, and he reports these situations briefly for visitors who have been city dwellers all of their life. 

    They can acquire some understanding about how typical farming families lived throughout America prior to the late 1940's to the early 1950's - when electric power services began to be installed in many rural areas in America due to some very important U.S. Government assistance programs. 

    Unlike city residential areas, where homes are fairly close together, farming families lived much further apart.  Consequently, electric companies would not invest the money needed to install electric power distribution lines because there were not enough potential customers per mile to justify spending the large amount of money needed to pay for installing electric distribution lines. 

    Without the federal government assistance funded programs such as the Rural Electric Authority (REA), or the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), etc., those electric power distribution lines would not have been installed for farm families in several southern states (including rural North Carolina, where Lon Willoughby's family lived). 

    Those federal government assistance funded programs were part of the New Deal under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that helped Americans recover from the very serious economic depression of the early 1930's - that actually began with the major stock market crash in October 1929.

    If southern rural area farmers were fortunate enough to get electric power service to their home, their life could improve a lot, as shown above for the very fortunate and happy Willoughby family. 

Brief flash back in time.

    It is important to pause here briefly and think back and remember that early American citizens did not have electric power services (thus no electric lights, no water pumps and other types of electrical appliances).  Consequently, early Americans did not have hot and cold running water for their kitchen sinks or have bathrooms, like most Americans very fortunately have today. 

     Trying to heat homes in the winter time was a major responsibility to deal with, and this was usually done with wood burning fireplaces or wood burning heater units. 

     For the first eleven years of his life, without having electricity at their home, Lon and his family members lived very much like early farming families in America dating back into the early 1900's and the earlier 1800's time periods. 

     Getting electric power service to their home in year 1948 enabled the Willoughby family to improve their life in very important ways.

     Many other rural area families in America were enabled to achieve similar improvements at their home through President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal government assistance services.  Those very important assistance services gradually helped millions of American rural area citizens a lot.

     As shown herein, those very helpful government funded assistance services continued for many years after the great depression years in the 1930's.

     Those very important government assistance funded services gradually spread to many rural areas in America, and they helped millions of Americans become much more productive and more effective in helping build a better America.

Lon's Background Info

Education and Training

     Lon attended 12 years of public schooling in the Tabor City school system, and he was graduated from the Tabor City High School in June 1954.  There were fifty students in his graduating class.

     He attended his freshman year of college at Mars Hill College, in Mars Hill, North Carolina (near Ashville, NC) - a Southern Baptist oriented college that had a very good academic reputation.

     Lon realized that his parents were hard working farmers, and it was a difficult financial struggle for them to pay for his college expenses, in addition to all of their other many farm operating expenses.

      Lon's small high school did not have a guidance counselor to help senior students try to determine what kind of career work they wanted to do. 

      He understood farming work, but he did not know what kind of work he wanted to do after his college education was completed.  Consequently, he did not know which college study curriculum would be the best curriculum for him to choose. 

     He was technically oriented so he chose to get educated in the pre-engineering study curriculum (chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, English). A point of interest - electronic calculators had not been invented at that time.  Engineering students used "slide rules" for several types of calculations.

     After completing the freshman year, Lon decided to join the U.S. Air Force (USAF).  He realized that this decision would eliminate additional college expenses for his parents, and he believed that his Air Force education and work experiences would probably help him make important career decisions that would affect his working life in the future.

     As reported in this autobiographical story, that was a pretty good projection of what actually happened during his four years in the Air Force

     Lon's decision to join the U.S. Air Force turned out to be a very good decision for the Air Force, and it was also a very good decision with regard to his future career work choices. 

     He received some very good education and training that helped him a lot with his career work after he completed his four years enlistment.

     Joining the Air Force was probably the best decision that Lon could have made about his future career work.  Let's review how that decision worked for the Air Force and how it worked for Lon.

U.S. Air Force Basic Training

     During the first two days of basic training in 1955 at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), located near San Antonio, Texas, the two instructors in charge of the flight of 60 airmen recruits selected airman recruit Lon Willoughby to be the "flight leader" for that flight of airmen basic trainees.

     Lon was apparently a good "flight leader" because that flight of basic trainees won every award that was available for a flight of basic trainees to win while going through basic training. 

     There were 30 training flights in the squadron, and each flight had two instructors that worked together to train their assigned flight of about 60 airmen basic trainees. 

     There was a weekly competition among the 30 training flights to see which flight could achieve the highest weekly rating for the way they made their bunk beds and other housekeeping factors. 

     Lon's basic trainee flight won first place in the squadron for seven weeks in a row.  That was a remarkable achievement that may not have ever been accomplished before.

      One of the perks received for being in first place was having a T.V. in the flight's barracks.  They were the "outstanding flight" of basic trainees for the entire squadron several times. 

    Airman Willoughby learned later that at the time the basic training program was almost completed for his flight, the two instructors for his flight of basic trainees had recommended to the squadron commander (a Major) that Lon should be assigned to the Instructor Training School (an eight weeks education and training course that was also located at Lackland Air Force Base). 

     Airman Lon Willoughby did not have any choice in that decision.  He was immediately transferred directly to the Instructor Training School as soon as he completed the basic training program. 

     The Instructor Training School was a complete education system; they had their own barracks for instructor trainees; they had their own chow hall (also used by the nearby Officer Candidate Training School Program); they had the classrooms, overhead projectors, movie projectors, microphone sound systems, and other equipment that was needed for that special instructor education and training program.

     It was an excellent instructor training program; the students were taught public speaking skills and classroom education and training skills.

     Students were also taught to develop very strong voices that could command 60 marching troops, marching into the commonly present Texas wind, and all 60 troops could hear every marching command clearly and distinctly.  

     Having grown up on a small farm, and having gone to a small high school, airman Willoughby had not learned any of those special skills so he had a lot to learn. 

     If he was going to be an Air Force Instructor, he wanted to be a very good instructor, so he applied himself well and progressed well in the instructor education and training program. 

     After eight weeks of special education and training, airman Lonnie Willoughby was graduated near the top of the class of 60 students in the USAF Instructor Training School in the fall of year 1955

     For the next 18 months, he was an "academic instructor" and a "drill instructor."  He taught education classes in a classroom about various military subjects to flights of basic trainees at Lackland Air Force Base.  He also taught all of the "drill" (marching) and the "exercise" activities. 

     Airman Willoughby lived in the barracks with each new flight of basic trainees that were assigned to him (along with one other instructor). 

     Each instructor had a private room, and the basic trainees had double bunk beds (upper and lower level beds) in an open bay area in the two story barracks that housed sixty new Air Force airmen recruits

     In the summer of 1956, Airman Willoughby had an opportunity to travel back to Tabor City, NC and marry his high school girlfriend (Margaret).  She had recently been graduated from the four years of college that she had attended in North Carolina.  Margaret was two years ahead of Lon in her education.

     They traveled back to San Antonio, Texas by automobile and moved into a small apartment that was about ten miles from the Air Force Base.  Thereafter, Airman Willoughby drove his automobile to commute for his instructor work at the Air Force Base five days each week (Monday through Friday). 

     Airman Willoughby taught many academic subjects, and he had a professionally developed lesson plan for each class that he taught.  The lesson plan for each class subject helped ensure that the instructor would teach all of the important topic points in optimum sequential order in a competent professional manner. 

     One of the subjects that Lon taught to each new class of basic trainees was about Brain-washing - How to Recognize Brain-washing and How to Overcome It (if a captured U.S. airman was being subjected to brain-washing actions and techniques by enemy military personnel).

Brain-washing Education

     That specific information was very helpful to Lon Willoughby many years later as he considered how medical doctors and medical nurses get seriously "brain-washed" when they go through their complex medical education and training. 

     Lon will come back to this subject later in this story and explain how that special education was very important to him many years later when he was studying natural healthcare education

Change of Military Career Fields

     During year 1957, Airman First Class Willoughby had an opportunity to change military career fields, from being a USAF instructor of basic trainees (an "academic instructor" and a "drill instructor") to become a USAF electronics technician

     He was enabled to do that by completing 33 weeks of RADAR training at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi (summer 1957 to early 1958).  

     As a reward for being a successful instructor for about 18 months, Airman Willoughby was offered a special opportunity to choose any one Air Force school he wanted to attend out of about 400 education schools that were available to him.

      His USAF mental aptitude tests had shown that he had a good balance of aptitudes that qualified him to attend any education and training schools that were available in the USAF for enlisted airmen.

     Lon was technically minded, and he was also very interested in learning about electricity and electronics.  He chose to attend the long-range RADAR school because it was the longest electronics school available to him (33 weeks of electronics education and training).

     Airman Willoughby quickly moved his wife from their apartment in San Antonio, Texas to her parent's home in Tabor City, North Carolina for the 33 weeks period that he would be in training at Keesler Air Force Base in the summer of 1957 to early 1958. (Base located in Biloxi, Mississippi - right beside the gulf coast.)

    During the third week of the RADAR technical education and training program, Airman Willoughby had an opportunity to voluntarily compete in a selection process that would choose a successor Student Squadron Leader for the training squadron of about 300 airmen electronics technician trainees.

     The current Student Squadron Leader was about to be graduated in his electronics training program, and he conducted a competitive selection process to choose a student airman to succeed him as the Student Squadron Leader

     The Student Squadron Leader interviewed and evaluated each of the several airmen that were voluntarily competing in that selection process. He selected Airman First Class Lonnie Willoughby to be the successor Student Squadron Leader.

      Airman Willoughby had observed that the Student Squadron Leader wore a "white epaulet" right shoulder decoration daily that distinctly identified his leadership and management position in the squadron of student airmen trainees. 

     The "white epaulet" was commonly called "the White Rope" because it was an attractive woven  small white rope style decorative device.  For easy convenience, the Student Squadron Leader was commonly called "the White Rope."

     In managing the squadron's 300 student airmen, the Student Squadron Leader was assisted with five Squad Leaders (wore a yellow shoulder epaulet) and fourteen Barracks Chiefs (wore a red shoulder epaulet).  The barracks were two story buildings with typical military beds on both floors.

      As the new Student Squadron Leader, Airman Willoughby worked under the general direction of the Squadron's Master Sergeant and the Squadron Commander, a Captain in the Air Force.  They talked with Airman Willoughby briefly about the duties of the Student Squadron Leader.  

     He explained that he had almost three weeks of practical "education" about the primary daily duties of the Student Squadron Leader because he had been observing how the Student Squadron Leader  had performed his daily duties. 

     Airman Willoughby had already observed and learned what duties needed to be accomplished daily and weekly by the Squadron Student Leader.

     The Squadron Commander and the Master Sergeant quickly realized that Airman Willoughby appeared to be knowledgeable about the day-to-day duties and management activities for the 300 student airmen electronics technician trainees. 

     The Master Sergeant and the Squadron Commander understood that they did not need to give Airman Willoughby detailed instructions about what they expected him to do as the successor Student Squadron Leader on a day-to-day basis.

     They allowed Airman Willoughby to have the management freedom to do whatever he thought needed to be done routinely each day to manage the Student Squadron Leader's duties. 

     As the new Student Squadron Leader, Airman Willoughby understood that he was responsible for maintaining good military order in the squadron at all times (24 hours per day, 7 days per week). 

     He also understood that he was responsible for evaluating and executing all disciplinary actions of the 300 student airmen.   

     Airman Willoughby quickly adapted to those new management and leadership responsibilities, and he conducted them easily without difficulty.  His previous experience as an Academic Instructor and Drill Instructor for 18 months had prepared him well for those leadership and management duties. 

     He led the marching of the squadron of students (about 300 men) to the training buildings area on the base each morning, five days per week (Monday through Friday), as the former Student Squadron Leader had done

     The 300 students were free to get back to the squadron any way they chose at the end of each day's education and training sessions. They knew where the chow hall was located, and they could easily walk their for a late afternoon meal.

     Airman Lon Willoughby talked with the five squad leaders and the fourteen barracks chiefs about the performance standards that he wanted them to help maintain for the squadron.

     He also inspected each of the fourteen barracks periodically to see how well the five squad leaders and the fourteen barrack's chief were doing their jobs.  When he found some minor deficiencies in their management performance, he diplomatically explained how he wanted their management performance improved and they quickly responded.

     Airman Willoughby was still a regular student airman in the RADAR education and training program, but he now had several additional management and supervisory duties daily as the successor Squadron Student Leader.    

      He must have done a pretty good job for several months as the "Squadron Student Leader" ("the White Rope") because the Squadron Commander recommended Airman First Class Lonnie Willoughby for the special award that was given each month to one student airman on the base as the Base Airman of the Month

     There were many student airmen in various training programs at Keesler Air Force Base, but the student airmen that were most likely to receive special recognition were the student airmen that were also serving in leadership positions. 

      Airman Willoughby was subsequently awarded that special honor as the Base Airman of the Month, and he received a $25.00 Savings Bond plus some other special perks for one full month. 

     He continued working in the Squadron Student Leader position throughout the remaining weeks of the 33 weeks RADAR electronics education and training program that he was attending. 

     The squadron of about 300 airmen electronics technician trainees ran smoothly and well, day after day, and week after week during those seven months.  There were only two discipline problems, with two individual airmen, and Airman Willoughby managed those disciplinary actions promptly in a reasonable manner. 

     When Airman Willoughby was graduated from the RADAR training program at Keesler AFB (Biloxi, Mississippi), he was assigned to work at the USAF RADAR facility at Moody Air Force Base (AFB), near Valdosta, Georgia. 

     Lon drove from Biloxi, Mississippi to Tabor City, North Carolina to get wife Margaret, and they quickly moved into a furnished apartment in Valdosta, Georgia.  Lon drove his automobile to work daily at the RADAR facility near Moody Air Force Base (about eight miles distance).   

     Throughout his military assignment in Georgia, airman Willoughby worked at a complex RADAR facility that had two types of RADAR systems.  It also contained the air route traffic control center where military air traffic controllers used RADAR displays and electronic radio receivers and transmitters to direct all military air traffic into and out of Moody Air Force Base for more than 150 miles radius range in that part of Georgia.

     Airman Willoughby worked on both of the RADAR systems and also the RADAR display scopes and other electronic equipment in the air traffic control facility.  He was able to get some very good electronics technician experience at that complex military facility.

     Airman Willoughby remained in that very interesting RADAR systems work assignment until his four years enlistment in the Air Force ended in September 1959.  

    Their first child (son) was born at the Moody Air Force Base Hospital on May 4, 1959, about four months before Lon's four years enlistment ended.  

Getting Out of the Air Force

Going Back to College

     The Air Force approved Airman Willoughby's timely request to complete his four-years enlistment in the USAF several days early (on September 7, 1959) so he would have time to quickly enroll in the fall semester at Gaston Technical Institute (GTI), located in Gastonia, North Carolina (in their pre-engineering curriculum). 

     GTI was an extension division of the engineering school of North Carolina State College.  Lonnie (Lon) Willoughby had already determined that this was his best option for obtaining additional technical education before he applied for a job as an electronics technician with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

     Lon was somewhat familiar with the FAA from his Air Force work at the Moody Air Force Base RADAR facility in Georgia.  Lon was hopeful of getting a job with the FAA after being graduated from Gaston Technical Institute with an Associate Degree in Science, majoring in pre-engineering. 

     Lon moved Margaret and four months old son Michael to her parent's home in Tabor City, NC before Lon began his education at GTI in Gastonia, NC (about 190 miles away from Tabor City, NC). 

     A few weeks before completing the second semester of education at GTI, Lon fortunately saw an advertisement flyer on the student bulletin board that stated that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was planning to hire some GS-7 (pay grade) electronics technicians. 

     At that point in time, Lon's wife and ten months old son Michael were still living with her parents in Tabor City, NC, and Lon planned to finish one more year of education at GTI (two more semesters) and earn an Associate Degree in Science

     Lon was a technically oriented person who now had almost two years of pre-engineering education with very good grades (Mars Hill College and GTI). 

     He did well as a GTI student by maintaining a straight A average in all courses for the first two semesters of a four semester education program. 

     Lon had previously completed 33 weeks of RADAR training in the U.S. Air Force, and he had worked as an electronics technician at the Air Force RADAR facility and military air traffic control center at Moody Air Force Base (Valdosta, GA). 

     He believed that his two years of college education in the pre-engineering curriculum, and his Air Force RADAR training and RADAR work experience might qualify him for one of those GS-7 electronics technician jobs with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

     Lon decided that he should apply for a job with the FAA right away, while they appeared to be in a hiring phase for some GS-7 pay grade electronics  technicians. 

     He considered that the FAA might not be hiring 12 months later when he would be graduating from his two-year Associate Degree in Science Program at Gaston Technical Institute (GTI).  Lon quickly applied for that FAA job - following carefully the instructions in the FAA flyer on the bulletin board.

     Lon got a mailed response from the FAA promptly.  They had scheduled a job interview for him at the FAA Sector Field Office located at the Charlotte Airport - which was conveniently near Gastonia, North Carolina - where GTI was located.

     He then participated in the job interview as scheduled.  Shortly thereafter, he received a mailed response stating that his application for a GS-7 electronics technician position had been accepted. 

Lon Goes to work with the FAA

     Lon finished his last day of class for the second semester at GTI on a Friday, and he reported for work with the FAA in Raleigh, North Carolina on the following Monday morning.

     He began working with the FAA as a GS-7 (pay grade) electronics technician in early June 1960.  That was a good entry level position that paid more money than first year school teachers generally earned in North Carolina or South Carolina.

     He quickly traveled back to Tabor City, NC to get Margaret and 13 months old son Michael, and they moved into a conveniently located furnished apartment in Raleigh, NC. 

     Several months later, Lon voluntarily bid on (applied for) an advertised vacant GS-9 electronics technician position at an FAA staffed RADAR facility located on the Charleston Air Force Base in North Charleston, South Carolina.

     His previous military RADAR training and RADAR system work experience helped him qualify for that higher paying electronics technician position, and he was competitively selected to fill that vacancy.  

     Lon and Margaret and young son Michael quickly moved into a furnished rental apartment in the North Charleston area. 

     In February, 1961, Lon moved Margaret and son Michael back to Tabor City, NC to live with her parents again - during the final month of her pregnancy with their second child.  They planned that move because it should enable Margaret to give birth to their second child at the nearby hospital in Loris, SC (just seven miles from her parent's home in Tabor City, NC). 

     Margaret gave birth to their second son on March 28, 1961, and Lon was able to be with her during the birthing experience at the hospital. 

     Margaret continued living with her parents in Tabor City, NC for about a month as she recovered from the birthing experience. 

     Her mother and father enjoyed that very special time with their daughter and their two young Willoughby grandsons.

      Lon then moved Margaret and two young sons (Michael and Robert) to the furnished rental apartment in North Charleston, South Carolina  where Lon was still residing.    

Lon's Health Problems

     Several years before his teenage years began, Lon recalls having difficulties frequently with nasal and sinus congestion problems that were a serious nuisance - usually on an ongoing daily basis.

     He recalls that in later years, as a young man in his 20's, those nasal and sinus congestion problems got worse.  His nasal congestion problems had become more difficult to cope with, and he began having frequent headaches that were a serious nuisance to cope with for many days.

     Some of those serious nuisance headaches would turn into very painful migraine headaches that would persist for several days.

     Lon observed that the migraine headaches only occurred when he had seriously impacted nasal and sinus congestion (he could not breath at all through his nose). 

     Lon was 27 years of age in year 1963 when he consulted with an Eye, Nose, and Throat Specialist (a medical doctor) in Charleston about his recurring nasal and sinus congestion problems.

     At that time, Lon was still working with the FAA as an electronics technician at the long-range RADAR facility (200 miles radius range) located on the large Charleston Air Force Base in North Charleston, South Carolina.     

     The medical doctor did not ask Lon any questions about his diet (none at all), but after inspection of Lon's nose, he recommended nasal surgery to help with those frustrating recurring nasal congestion problems. 

     Lon was ignorant about nutrition concepts at that time; he did not understand that certain foods in his diet could be causing his frustrating and irritating nasal and sinus congestion problems. 

     He trusted the medical doctor to know what actions were needed to help with those congestion problems - so Lon agreed to have that surgery.  He was in the hospital for five days as a result of the nasal surgery performed by that medical doctor. 

     There was some potential of dangerous nasal bleeding (hemorrhaging) so Lon was kept in the hospital for five days to help ensure that medical help could be provided quickly if that bleeding situation occurred.  Fortunately, it did not occur.

     Lon was so ignorant about nutrition concepts at that time that he did not even consider having a consultation with a nutrition consultant (a dietitian or a nutritionist) about his nasal congestion problems (before he had that surgery).  He had never heard of a nutritional consultant, a dietitian or a nutritionist, and Lon was unaware of their existence.

     Lon believed that an Eye, Nose, and Throat Specialist (a medical doctor) would be the health care person who would be knowledgeable about the causes of nasal and sinus congestion problems.

     Over a period of weeks after the surgery in 1963, the same congestion problems continued for Lon.  It was clear that the surgery had not made any difference in Lon's nasal congestion problems.

     It is very important to note here that Lon did not change his diet at all because the medical doctor had not recommended any diet changes.

     Lon continued suffering with those very serious frustrating and irritating nuisance nasal and sinus congestion problems routinely thereafter for years Those nasal congestion problems occurred many hundreds of time during the years after surgery

Additional Training for Lon

     While Lon was working with the FAA at the RADAR station in North Charleston, he was selected to attend special education and training programs with two separate RADAR system manufacturers.  Both of those business operations were in different small towns near Baltimore, Maryland. 

Education Program # 1

     The first program was a major upgrade to the RADAR system that FAA technicians operated and maintained at the Charleston, SC Air Force Base location for joint operations by the US Air Force (their local air traffic control center and the military's Air Route Traffic Control Center located in Virginia) and the FAA's Air Route Traffic Control Center located in Hilliard, Florida (about 35 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida). 

     Lon Willoughby was later selected to travel from Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, Florida and teach the new RADAR system upgrade to the FAA electronics technicians employed at an identical RADAR system located at the Naval Air Station on the south side of Jacksonville, Florida. 

     Lon quickly developed a teaching course for that objective, and he resided in a motel near the Naval Air Station for three weeks while he taught that RADAR system upgrade to the FAA electronics technicians that operated and maintained that RADAR system - for joint use by the Naval Air Station's local air traffic control center and the FAA's air traffic control center. 

     Having electronics technician Lon Willoughby go to Jacksonville, Florida and teach that RADAR system upgrade during three weeks saved the FAA thousands of dollars in expenses and it provided other important benefits for that RADAR facility. 

     That situation enabled the FAA to avoid the training course fees for five FAA electronics technicians at the RADAR manufacturer's facility near Baltimore, Maryland, and FAA also avoided the Per Diem and travel expenses for each of those five electronics technicians. 

     Each FAA electronics technician would have needed to make a two-weeks trip to the Baltimore area - at different times individually because they would have also had to maintain adequate staffing at the naval RADAR facility 24 hours per day, seven days per week, while each of the electronics technician was absent for that distant training.  

     Lon's ability to teach this impromptu electronics type course at the RADAR facility made it much easier to maintain adequate electronics technician staffing at the RADAR facility during the three  weeks time period that was needed for Lon to train the five local FAA electronics technicians. 

     The RADAR facility had to be staffed by qualified electronics technicians daily, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, and the on-site training program prevented the need for each of the five technicians to travel to the Baltimore area for a two weeks training program with the manufacturer.

     Due to Lon's previous instructor education and training and experience as an instructor in the U.S. Air Force, he understood how to develop and teach that technical electronics course in a competent teaching manner. 

     His own training at the factory near Baltimore, Maryland enabled him to be technically qualified to teach that RADAR system electronic circuitry upgrade in the training program that he developed.  His three weeks FAA training program at the RADAR facility on the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida was very successful. 

     Later that same year, Lon had a modest three bedroom home built in nearby Summerville, SC, and the family moved into their new home as soon as it was completed.  Lon then had an 18 mile commute daily to get to work at the RADAR facility in the North Charleston area. 

Education Program # 2

     Many months later, the second technical training program occurred in another small town near Baltimore - for a new modernized RADAR system that would replace the old RADAR system on the Air Force base in North Charleston, SC. 

     In that situation, the costs involved for training the FAA electronics technicians that would operate and maintain the new RADAR system (at the Air Force Base in North Charleston, SC) was included in the contract cost of the new RADAR system.

Shift Work Schedule

     All of Lon's work at the RADAR station had been shift work, where he would work a week (five days) on a day shift schedule (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), and then work a week on the evening shift (4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.) and then work a week on the midnight shift (12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.). 

     The evening shift and the midnight shift had only one technician on duty and they could not leave the RADAR facility to eat or otherwise.  There was no place for them to purchase a meal conveniently so all three shifts required brown bag meals from home that were eaten during shift duty hours. 

     That work schedule would repeat every three weeks indefinitely into the future. 

     Lon gradually realized that the shift-work schedule was difficult for him to cope with.  He  had some difficulty staying alert for eight hours throughout the midnight shift. Lon would also be very sleepy frequently while driving the 18 miles commute to his home in Summerville, SC in the morning after completing a mid-night shift (frequently very dangerous driving conditions). 

     He also had serious difficulty sleeping soundly enough in the daytime - after getting home from working the midnight shift and trying to prepare to go back to work at midnight for the next shift.  

     Lon wanted to change his duty assignment to a steady day shift position, but that was not possible at that RADAR facility. 

Opportunity To Get A Day Shift Position

     In the summer of 1964, Lon Willoughby had an opportunity to bid on (apply for) an FAA electronics technician vacancy in Montgomery, Alabama that offered a better work assignment.  He was selected competitively to fill that FAA electronics technician vacancy. 

     That technician position would get him off of the regular shift work schedule, and it also offered some other electronics technician work experience opportunities that Lon did not have at the RADAR facility in North Charleston, SC.

     Lon quickly sold their home in Summerville, SC and moved his family (wife and two sons) to Montgomery, Alabama where they rented a nice three bedroom, two bath home. 

     Because of his RADAR work experience, he usually worked at two different RADAR facilities in the Montgomery area, but he generally worked only on the day shift schedule. 

 Challenging Job Opportunities

     About six months after Lon transferred to the Montgomery Sector area, the FAA's Sector Manager for the large Montgomery Sector jurisdiction offered Lon Willoughby a challenging opportunity to become the station chief of the FAA electronic facilities that were headquartered at the FAA Flight Service Station located at the airport in Northport, Alabama. 

     Lon quickly learned that the airport was across the river from Tuscaloosa, Alabama - where the University of Alabama is located. 

     Lon accepted that challenging position offer and moved his family to Tuscaloosa, AL into a nice three bedroom, two bath home that he rented.  Lon commuted daily about five miles to his office at the FAA Flight Service Station at the local airport across the river in the Northport, Alabama area.

     Within a year, Lon had a custom-built three bedroom, two bath home constructed in Northport, Alabama.  The new home was about two miles from the airport where the FAA Flight Service Station and Lon's office were located.

     About two years later, Lon had an opportunity to bid on (apply for) a vacant FAA electronics technician position at the FAA Air Route Traffic Control Center in Hilliard, Florida.  (About 35 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida). 

     That electronics technician position offered Lon an opportunity to gain some important work experience that should be helpful to his future career advancement opportunities with the FAA

     He was selected competitively for that position, and Lon promptly sold the custom-built home in Northport, Alabama to one of the private pilots that worked at the airport where Lon had worked.

     NOTES:  Throughout the time that Lon worked in Montgomery and Northport Alabama, he was having to cope with his nasal and sinus congestion - usually on a daily and nightly basis.  He had no idea what was causing that very serious health problem. He had already done all that he knew how to do about that irritating and frustrating problem.  (The medical doctor in Charleston, SC and surgery).

     Lon then moved his family (Margaret and two sons) into a home that he rented on the north side of Jacksonville, FL - in a large home subdivision where several of his FAA co-workers lived. 

     He was then able to car-pool with several co-workers for the 30 mile trip daily to the Air Route Traffic Control Center in Hilliard, Florida.  Lon generally needed to drive his personal car for that FAA car-pool just one day per week.

     About 14 months later, Lon had an opportunity to bid on (apply for) an FAA electronics technician vacancy located at the Jacksonville International Airport (on the north side of Jacksonville, Florida).

     Lon was selected competitively to fill that vacant technician position.  He did not need to move his family because the large international airport was only eight miles from the home subdivision where Lon and his family were living on the north side of Jacksonville, Florida.   

Major Turning Point Health-wise

      A very fortunate situation occurred for Lon Willoughby in the summer of year 1970, while he was working as an electronics technician at the FAA Sector Field Office located at the large Jacksonville International Airport. 

     Lon ate his brown bag lunch with an FAA electronics technician supervisor that worked in the same FAA technical department that Lon worked in, but he was not Lon's supervisor.  This was the first time they had ever eaten lunch together, and it was a providential situation.  

    Having casually observed Lon's lunch items, the supervisor asked if certain specific food items caused Lon any problems.  That started a conversation about certain food items that Lon routinely consumed as part of his daily diet

    The supervisor explained that certain identified foods in Lon's lunch cause some people health problems, such as nasal congestion and sinus congestion

     Lon routinely consumed some of those specific food items - usually daily.  The "suspect food items" were common foods that are a part of many American diets (perhaps most American diets). 

     After Lon carefully thought about that important conversation, he decided to avoid those foods in his diet for a few days and see if any changes occurred with his nasal and sinus congestion problems. 

     That very fortunate lunch situation occurred about seven years after Lon had gone through his useless nasal surgery (in the summer of year 1963), in Charleston, South Carolina, in a responsible effort to try to improve his chronic nasal and sinus congestion health problems.    

     When Lon modified his diet in the summer of 1970, deleting the suspect foods from his diet temporarily, those congestion problems did improve noticeably within a few days.

     His congestion problems gradually disappeared completely during a two weeks period, and he was pleasantly surprised with that amazing and remarkable health improvement situation

     That was the first time that Lon could recall being free of nasal and sinus congestion problems.  His nasal drip nuisance problem also went away.

     Those suspect food items were some of Lon's favorite foods, and he consumed them almost daily.  He clearly did not want to give them up totally.

     He decided to experiment with that situation by consuming the "suspect foods" in his diet for three days, and then alternately avoiding those foods totally for one week.   

     Like clock work, the nasal and sinus congestion problem symptoms would come and go with each change in his diet.  Lon's multiple experiments like that proved conclusively that the "suspect foods" were causing Lon's nasal and sinus congestion problems - there was no doubt about that.

      Consequently, in mid-year 1970, Lon eliminated those specific foods from his diet and his nasal congestion problems gradually disappeared.  Within a few weeks, Lon realized that those congestion problems had apparently disappeared permanently!!!  (Nasal congestion, sinus congestion, nasal drip, nuisance headaches, and the occasional very painful migraine headaches.) 

     That is how Lon Willoughby learned that some diet considerations can be much more important than he had ever considered before. 

     He also realized that there may be other natural healthcare issues that might be very important so he decided that he wanted to try to learn more about helpful healthcare issues whenever his very busy life presented additional opportunities for this type of natural healthcare education.  

     That remarkable healthcare learning experience eventually helped Lon change his life's work objectives dramatically over a period of many years.  Consequently, that vital natural healthcare improvement learning experience is a key factor in  the progression of this autobiographical story.

     When Lon learned about that very important natural healthcare food consumption concept about his nasal and sinus congestion, he was married, and his two sons were at ages 11 and 9.  Lon was at age 34 years when that very important natural healthcare food concepts education enabled him to improve his daily health in remarkable ways   

     Starting in August 1970, Lon Willoughby was  motivated to begin a challenging educational adventure to learn more about natural healthcare concepts.  However, he did not know how to begin that educational process, and his life was already very busy at that time. 

     As reported herein later, Lon had to wait ten long years before he had a good opportunity to pursue that education process in earnest in mid-year 1980. That very important healthcare education situation started a natural healthcare education program that continued for 40+ years because it became a very challenging and exciting life-long education pursuit. 

     That complex educational process also enabled Lon Willoughby to gradually learn how to provide  very important and very valuable natural healthcare and wellness concepts education services for many American citizens. 

     Remember that Lon was an instructor in the U.S. Air Force, and he understood clearly the great value of natural healthcare and wellness concepts education for other Americans.

     This "free to review" introductory educational website demonstrates that Lonnie Willoughby is now capable of helping educate many American citizens in remarkable ways about very important health concepts and also about many natural healthcare and wellness concepts

     The healthcare education presented herein may also be of great benefit to you.

Medical Doctor Debacle

    Lon remembered how the Eye, Nose, and Throat Specialist (medical doctor) in Charleston, SC had foolishly and irresponsibly performed surgery on his nasal system in 1963, when the cause of Lon's nasal congestion problems was actually some very common foods that Lon was consuming frequently. 

    That medical doctor had not asked Lon any questions about his diet, and Lon had no idea that his routine daily diet might be involved in his nasal and sinus congestion problems. 

     By late 1970, Lon had acquired enough natural healthcare education to understand that it was extreme medical malpractice for the Eye, Nose, and Throat doctor to perform that surgery for health problem symptoms like the ones that Lon had. 

     That medical doctor should have known about the foods that can cause nasal congestion problems.  If a medical doctor with his eye, nose, and throat specialties does not understand which foods can cause mucus, nasal congestion and sinus congestion, who does know about that?

     If the medical doctor did not know about those mucus causing foods, he should have recognized that this situation was likely diet related.

     He should have asked Lon some questions about his usual diet, and he should have referred Lon to a nutrition consultant (who might have understood those special food technicalities).  However, the medical doctor did not do any of those practical, responsible, and sensible things.  He went after the money - surgery!!!

     Lon's experiences after the nasal surgery proved that the medical doctor was grossly incompetent to diagnose and evaluate Lon's nasal congestion problems.  However, the medical doctor did not acknowledge that lack of knowledge in any way. 

     He performed an unnecessary surgery that cost thousands of dollars for the surgery and the five days that Lon spent in the hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. 

    That unnecessary and useless surgery had interrupted Lon's very important work with the FAA for about a week at the RADAR facility in North Charleston, SC   He was a key FAA employee at that military RADAR facility, and his total recovery time from that surgery was several weeks. 

     The surgery was a total waste of money and time (and Lon's health risks) because the medical doctor did not responsibly acknowledge that he did not know what was causing Lon to have nasal congestion, sinus congestion, nasal drip, phlegm in his throat, and headaches, and very painful migraine headaches (when his nasal and sinus congestion was severe).

     With all of his medical education and training and experiences, the medical doctor should have realized that Lon's nasal congestion problems were probably caused by his body's reaction to certain mucus causing foods in his regular diet. 

     The medical doctor surely knew that the surgery that he recommended and then performed would not correct Lon's nasal congestion problems. 

     After the summer of year 1970, Lon realized that the surgery could not have corrected his serious nasal and sinus congestion problems because those problems were clearly caused by some mucus causing food products that he had routinely consuming almost daily.  However, Lon did not know anything about nutrition back in year 1963

     The medical doctor surely must have known that his nasal surgery for Lon could not correct his very serious nasal and sinus congestion problems

     If the doctor knew which foods were likely causing Lon's mucus and congestion problems, he should have talked with Lon about those foods. 

     If the medical doctor truly did not understand which mucus causing foods were likely causing Lon's nasal and sinus congestion, he should have recommended that Lon consult a nutrition consultant (a dietitian or a nutritionist) about those serious nasal and sinus congestion problems. 

     The nasal surgery that the medical doctor  performed on Lon was a classic case of medical malpractice where the doctor was deceitful, dishonest, and unethical to an extreme degree. 

     The medical doctor did all of that so he could claim his surgery fee for a surgery that he should have known could not correct Lon's nasal and sinus congestion problems. 

     The medical doctor obviously had no competent professional concern for his patient's health condition.  Lon continued to suffer frequently (almost daily) with those nasal and sinus congestion problems into the future - for another seven years, until the summer of 1970 as explained above.

      Due to Lon's very important natural healthcare concept education experience in year 1970, he was motivated to want to learn more about natural healthcare concepts.  However, his life was very busy and he did not know how to begin such a study in a convenient and responsible manner. 

      Ten years later, in mid-year 1980, Lon began to make good progress in learning how to study natural healthcare books about natural healthcare and wellness concepts in America.

     That very important education gradually enabled Lon Willoughby to be motivated to also acquire a lot of specialized education about natural healthcare and wellness concepts.  He will explain his extensive natural healthcare and wellness concepts education actions later in this story. 

    In year 2021, 40+ years later, Lon is still actively involved in that very challenging, exciting, and exceptionally important natural healthcare and wellness concepts education process.  

     You can probably benefit a lot from learning about some of Lon's formative educational experiences.  Stay with him patiently as he explains more actions that occurred with his health that enabled him to gradually learn how to help a lot of Americans. 
     Learning about Lon's healthcare experiences can help a lot of Americans learn how to take better care of their own health, and the health of their children, and maybe some grandchildren.

     The vital healthcare education that Lon gradually acquired over 40+ years is now being used to help educate a lot of American adult citizens, about basic and fundamental level healthcare concepts that are very important for millions of American citizens

     That situation is shown in this introductory healthcare education website.  You will learn later that our main healthcare education website also presents very important and very valuable basic and fundamental level education concepts in our "free to review" educational format (no cost to review for American citizens living in continental America). 

The FAA Academy

     By June 1970, ten years after Lon began working  with the FAA in Raleigh, NC, he had completed several complex electronics systems training courses at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  

     The FAA Academy is a large school that educates and trains people from the entire USA and also some foreign countries - in many technical subjects that are involved with the aviation industry - including special education and training for some airplane pilots.  

     One of the electronic courses that Lon attended at the FAA Academy had four students from Nigeria (in Africa).  They were intelligent students who could speak and understand English quite well.  

     Lon made friends with them, and he used his automobile to take them into downtown Oklahoma City on a Saturday for a sightseeing trip (they were out of class for the weekend).  They enjoyed that trip a lot.

Review of Lon's Years With the FAA

     During the previous ten years of work with the FAA, Lon had also completed several electronic equipment training sessions locally at various work locations.

     By June 1970, he had acquired more than eight years of FAA work experience on several types of complex electronic systems that were used by the FAA for air traffic control in the FAA's Southern Region of America (all commercial air traffic, civilian non-commercial air traffic, and also military air traffic).  

     By December 1970, Lon had been very successful with the FAA.  He had progressed from a GS-7 (pay grade) electronics technician to a GS-12 (pay grade) electronics technician (the highest pay grade available for FAA electronics technicians). 

    His career with the FAA had moved forward very well, and he was happy with his very interesting and challenging work assignments with the FAA.

     At that point in time, Lon had worked with the FAA in Raleigh, NC; Charleston, SC; Montgomery, AL; Northport, AL (Tuscaloosa area); the Air Route Traffic Control Center in Hilliard, FL (35 miles from Jacksonville); and then his requested transfer to the large FAA Sector Field Office located at the Jacksonville International Airport (on the north side of Jacksonville, Florida).

Lon's Marital Problems

     Lon was having marital problems with wife Margaret while he was employed at the Air Route Traffic Control Center in Hilliard, Florida.  Those marital problems continued after he transferred to the FAA Sector Field Office at the Jacksonville International Airport. 

     Unfortunately, they were not very compatible from the beginning.  They had gone to the same school system through high school, but Margaret was two years ahead of Lon in the school grades. 

     She had grown up as a city girl in a small town (Tabor City, NC), and her family was a prominent family within the community.  This was primarily a farming area, and Margaret's parents owned a local feed and seed store and some farming properties.  Her father was the local magistrate judge, in addition to operating his feed and seed store. 

     As a teenager, young Margaret was a skilled pianist and organist at the local Baptist church, that her family and Lon's family attended.

     Margaret's grandfather was the local banker, in charge of the local bank. 

     When Margaret went off to college, she majored in music and planned to be a music teacher.

     Lon's family, parents and grandparents - on both sides of his family, were well-respected farmers, but they were not wealthy farmers. 

     He and Margaret began to date after she had been graduated from high school.  They met each other at some of the local weekend parties that they attended in Tabor City at a couple of homes that had facilities for such youth parties.

     As you can see from this brief explanation, Margaret and Lon grew up in very much different family circumstances, and those situations probably influenced their lack of compatibility a lot.  Those problems gradually showed up in a compounding manner later in their marriage.

     As shown herein, Lon and Margaret had moved several times with Lon's FAA position transfers.  Margaret had always been a "stay at home mom" for the two sons because Lon wanted her to be at home full-time with the sons during their early formative growing up years.

     Fortunately, Lon earned enough money with his FAA electronics technician job that they could to do that - without Margaret needing to teach music at a local school to supplement their family income. 

     Margaret was a skilled pianist and organist, and her four years of college education had focused on music so she could be well qualified as a music teacher in the public schools of North Carolina. 

     After they moved to Jacksonville, Florida, Lon and Margaret had purchased a good quality new piano so she could enjoy playing the piano at home anytime that she wanted practice her music. 

     One of Lon's disappointments in the marriage was that Margaret was an accomplished piano teacher, but she had not responsibly attempted to teach either son how to play the piano by the time that they were at ages 11 and 9.

     Lon and Margaret had grown apart substantially during those 14 years with Lon's very busy complex FAA electronics technician work duties and their several FAA work location transfers.

     The major marital problem was that they had developed serious conflicts about how the sons should be raised (as the sons got older) with regard to disciplinary actions. 

    The older son rarely needed any kind of disciplinary action, but the younger son did need some disciplinary actions occasionally.  He was headstrong and stubborn, and he believed that he was right and knew best when Lon disciplined him at times.  He did not accept constructive disciplinary punish actions very well. 

     Lon tried to be very fair-minded and very reasonable with disciplinary actions with each of the two sons - Michael (Mike) and Robert (Bob). 

     Lon had always had good control of his temper, and his very disciplined military training and experience had improved those self-control abilities.  He never raised his voice in an angry  manner with the sons (or with Margaret). 

     He always avoided trying to discipline one of the sons if he was irritated with them. He would wait until he was calm, cool, and collected and could talk calmly with the son who was to be disciplined. 

     Discipline usually consisted of a talk and the withholding of some privilege such as watching a favorite TV program, temporary reduction in or the withholding of the son's weekly allowance of funds, or in requiring the son to do some chore such as cleaning up their bedroom. 

     Lon provided a reasonable weekly allowance of money to each son because he wanted them to learn how to manage their money responsibly and sensibly.  He realized that they needed some practical weekly management experience to accomplish that important financial objective. 

     Whenever disciplinary actions were necessary for a son, Lon thought it was very important to talk with the son and ask him why he had done something that he should have known not to do

     What was he thinking about at the time that he had done something that he should have known not to do.  Lon believed that each disciplinary situation should be used as a learning experience for the son being disciplined - to help him think responsibly and then avoid making the same mistake again. 

     The extent of Margaret's disciplinary actions with the two sons was to say "I will tell your dad when he comes home."  That was it - nothing more.

     Margaret wanted Lon to be 100% responsible for all disciplinary actions with the sons, and she did not support him responsibly in some of his actions.

     Example:  If Lon had provided some disciplinary action with the younger son, Lon would sometimes observe Margaret and the younger son in the kitchen a short time later, and she was giving him some kind of treat (cookies and ice creme, piece of cake, etc.) - as if to say "your dad may have punished you, but I disagree with that, and I love you and I will take good care of you."  Those situations undermined the disciplinary actions that Lon had taken responsibly with the younger son. 

     Margaret was apparently oblivious to the very harmful effects that her "rewarding actions" were having on the relationship between the younger son and his father.  Her "rewarding actions" made dad look like an unfair bad father to Bob and made her look like the good loving and supportive mother.

     When Lon tried to discuss those disciplinary issues with Margaret very briefly during the 14th year of their marriage, she explained that she wanted the two sons to love her, and she felt that if she got involved in any disciplinary actions, or supported Lon in his disciplinary actions, that might decrease their affection and love for her. 

     In her mind, It was apparently alright for her to expect that Lon should be 100% responsible for all disciplinary actions with the two sons.  She was not concerned at all about how that might affect the sons' affection and love for their father.  She did not understand or care about how her non-supportive parental actions could be detrimental to a father and son relationship.