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

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

     This website will introduce you to a goldmine of  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 parent company, ABC's of Health, Inc., is Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. (Lon Will o bee).  He is the author of this vital healthcare education story, and he is the lead person in this revealing autobiographical true story about his life.

     Lon has written this very important healthcare education report 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 be easy to understand and also easy to remember. 

     The second reason is to inform American citizen adult visitors to this website about the lead person involved in this true story in substantial detail so each visitor can get to know him well. 

     As the author of this true story, Lon Willoughby 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 citizen adults learn how to take much better care of their precious natural health and their vital natural healthcare assets.

     Throughout this true story, each American citizen 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 reveals to visitors in this 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 to American citizen adults, 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 the healthcare concepts presented in this true story can have super beneficial affects on your life throughout the rest of your life

     However, if this true autobiographical story does not enable you to believe that these healthcare and wellness education concepts are very important valid concepts that you need to know about, this may be an interesting, informative, and entertaining true story, but you will likely not get a lot of healthcare benefits from the healthcare and wellness concepts that are revealed herein.

     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 try to enjoy this "true health-oriented story" because it will present some incredibly important and valuable healthcare and wellness concepts that can be vital life-changing concepts for most American citizen adults - 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 how 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.  Let's see how you evaluate this story after you complete the two-part story presented herein. 

     The first part of this true story is presented at this website; the second part of this true story will be presented at our main healthcare education website.  You will be detoured to our main 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 incredibly valuable to most American citizen 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. 

    Lon does not have adequate health data about each American citizen adult visitor to this website to do that in a practical, responsible, and sensible manner. 

    He has not been informed about the various health conditions of each website visitor, and Lon has not been informed about the pharmaceutical drugs that some American adult citizen visitors may be taking due 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 citizen adults

Premature Deaths in America

     This very important health education story 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 Willoughby) has worked diligently for many years to enable ABC of Health to be capable of competently 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 story (report) by reviewing what medical healthcare actions in the USA have already achieved for the healthy longevity of American citizens in the past ten 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 divided 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 found that the total deaths per year average in the USA is about 2,600,000 for all causes of death.  From the 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 enjoy that birthday.

     You will probably agree with Lon that the CDC data enables him to report an astounding 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 website also reports what natural healthcare actions American citizen adults can take responsibly to improve their health conditions a lot.

     At the end of this website's education report, this website will detour American citizen visitors to our main educational website to present additional information for this very important health report. This website detour will get you to the second part of this natural healthcare education 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 (report) will also help you understand why this is a very difficult task

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

     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 how to develop a healthy lifestyle and defend and protect and take good care of his natural health and natural healthcare assets.  

     Before Lon presents more information about this true educational story, and presents some very important healthcare concepts that can help you daily for the rest of your life, he will take a minute or two to explain 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 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. 

     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 life - a life that was similar in many respects to the farmers who were busy developing America in the 1800's. 

     His father and mother were both intelligent responsible farming people who had grown up on farms. They were hard working farmers with a strong desire to progress and succeed in life, and they helped Lonnie Jr. learn how to grow and harvest many food products. 

     Those important experiences enabled Lon Jr. to know how many food products are planted, nourished with fertilizer nutrients, cared for (including irrigation with water when the rains did not come at the appropriate times) and finally harvested crops and food plants for marketing. 

     A ton of fertilizer is equal to 2,000 pounds of nutrients for plants, and Lon distributed many tons of fertilizer to various types of plants for a number of years when he was growing up on the farm. 

     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 were for sale locally and some of them would provide food for the Willoughby family.

     Lon milked their milk cow each morning for many years, seven days per week, 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 (for sale to other local people and for family food).

    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.

    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.   

    Lon remembers that he was twelve years old when the rural electric service made electricity available to the farms along the dirt road where he lived (about two miles from the nearest town - Tabor City, NC). 

    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 electricity, they could not have an electric refrigerator or an electric hot water heater.  Consequently, they could not have an indoor bathroom because they did not have cold and hot running water in their home.

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

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

    They used bottled propane gas for their gas stove, and they had two propane gas heaters to help the fireplace heat their home during cold weather. 

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

     One gas heater was in the hallway going to the bedrooms, and it did help heat the two bedrooms somewhat.  However, without electricity, they could not have an electric fan blow warmed air into the bedrooms.

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

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

    The Willoughby family also got an electric refrigerator to replace their "ice box" appliance. 

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

    With their new electric water pump and their electric hot 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.

    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.

    Years later, when Lon was in high school, they got telephone line service out to their home, and they also got a black and white picture T.V. set. 

    The only usable T.V. transmitting station was about 65 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 a lot 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 electrical services began to be installed in many rural locations in America due to some very important U.S. Government funded programs. 

    Unlike city residential areas, where homes are fairly close together, farming families lived much further apart.  Consequently, it was not possible to get electric companies to 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 power lines. 

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

    Those federal government subsidy 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 farmers were fortunate enough to get electricity service to their home, their life could improve a lot, as shown above for the very fortunate and very happy Willoughby family.

    It is important to pause here briefly and remember that early American citizens did not have electricity (thus no electric water pumps and other electrical appliances).  Consequently, early Americans did not have kitchen sinks and bathrooms with hot and cold running water, like most American citizens very fortunately have today. 

     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 1800's time period. 

     Getting electric power service to their home in year 1948 enabled the Willoughby family to improve their life a tremendous amount.  Many other farming families in America were enabled to achieve similar improvements at their home through President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal government assisted services - that eventually helped millions of American rural citizens and families. 

     As shown herein, those very helpful government funded assistance programs continued for many years after the great depression years in the 1930's, and they gradually spread to many rural areas in America.

Lon's Background Info

Education and Training

     Lon 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 record.

     He 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 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. 

      Lon 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 best 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).

     After completing the freshman year, Lon decided to join the U.S. Air Force (USAF).  He believed that his Air Force education and work experiences would probably help him understand how to make important career decisions - while he was getting some military education and work experience.

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

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

     Lon received some excellent 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 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. 

     Lon learned later that by 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 that Lon should be assigned to the Instructor Training School (an eight weeks education and training course) at Lackland Air Force Base - AFB). 

     Airman Lon Willoughby did not have any choice in that decision.  He was immediately transferred 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 and other equipment that was needed for that special education and training program.

     It was an excellent instructor training program,
and Lon adapted well and progressed well in the program.  He was graduated near the top of the class of 60 students in the USAF Instructor School at Lackland Air Force Base in the fall of year 1955

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

     Many months later, Airman Willoughby traveled back to Tabor City, NC and married his high school girlfriend - after she was graduated from the college that she had attended in North Carolina. 

     They moved into a small apartment in San Antonio, Texas (about eight miles from the Air Force Base).  Thereafter, Airman Willoughby drove his Ford automobile to commute for his instructor work at the base daily. 

     Airman Willoughby taught many academic subjects, and he had a well developed lesson plan for each class that he taught.  The lesson plan for each different class helped ensure that all of the important topic points would be taught sequentially in each class. 

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

Brain-washing Education

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

     He will come back to this subject later in this story and explain how that very important education was incredibly important to him many years later. 

Change of Military Career Fields

     During year 1957, Airman First Class Willoughby changed from being a USAF instructor of basic trainees (an "academic instructor" and a "drill instructor") to become a USAF electronics technician.  He did that by completing 33 weeks of RADAR education and training at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi (1957 - 1958).  

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

      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 interested in learning about electricity and electronics - so he chose to attend the long-range RADAR school.  It was the longest electronics training school available to him in the United States Air Force (33 weeks).

     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 late 1957 and early 1958.

    During the third week of the RADAR technical education and training program at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), 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 personally conducted a competitive selection process to choose a student airman to succeed him as the Student Squadron Leader. 

     The Student Squadron Leader considered each of the several airmen that voluntarily competed in that selection process, and 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 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 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 Student Squadron Leader, Airman Willoughby was responsible for maintaining good military order in the squadron 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  He was also responsible for evaluating and executing all disciplinary actions of the 300 student airmen.

     Airman Willoughby worked under the general direction of the Squadron's Master Sargent and the Squadron Commander, a Captain in the USAF. However, both of them actually gave him 100% freedom in managing the 300 student airmen.

     Airman Willoughby had almost three weeks of practical "education" about the primary duties of the Student Squadron Leader because he had  observed the current Student Squadron Leader's execution of daily activities. 

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

     The Captain and Master Sergent apparently realized that Airman Lon Willoughby was capable of managing the day-to-day activities for the 300 student airmen trainees so they allowed him to  have the freedom to do whatever he thought needed to be accomplished routinely each day. 

     They did not give him any instructions about what they expected him to do as the successor Student Squadron Leader on a day-to-day basis.

     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 military duties. 

     He led the marching of the entire squadron of students (about 300 men) to the education/training buildings area on the base each morning, five days per week (Monday through Friday).

     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 personally 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 deficiencies in their management performance, he diplomatically explained how he wanted their performance improved and they quickly responded. 

     There were only a few disciplinary problems that occurred with only a few individual airmen and Airman Willoughby responsibly managed those disciplinary actions promptly.  The squadron of about 300 airmen electronics technician trainees ran smoothly and well, day after day, and week after week.

     Lon Willoughby held that squadron leadership position throughout the remaining 30 weeks of the 33 weeks RADAR electronics education program that he was attending. 

     Airman Willoughby had all of those substantial management and supervisory duties daily while also being a regular student airman in the RADAR education and training program.  

     He must have done a pretty good job as the "Squadron Student Leader" ("the White Rope") because the Squadron Commander recommended Airman First Class Lonnie Willoughby for the 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.  That was the highest special achievement award that was available for the squadron commander to recommend for Airman Lonnie Willoughby.

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

     He and his wife moved into an apartment in Valdosta, and he drove his Ford automobile to commute to work daily at the nearby Moody Air Force Base (about eight miles distance).  

     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. 

     Airman First Class Willoughby remained in that very interesting RADAR system work assignment until his enlistment was near completion. 

     That complex RADAR facility had two types of RADAR systems and also contained the air route traffic control center that directed all military air traffic into and out of Moody Air Force Base for more than 100 miles range in that part of Georgia.

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 a few weeks 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 NC State College.  Lon Willoughby had already determined that the GTI college was his best option for additional technical education before applying for a job with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an electronics technician. 

     He was already familiar with the FAA from his Air Force work at the Moody Air Force Base RADAR station in Georgia.  Lon was hopeful of getting a job with the FAA after being graduated from Gaston Technical Institute. 

     Lon moved his wife and four months old son to her parent's home in Tabor City, NC before Lon began his education at GTI in Gastonia, NC (about 180 miles away from Tabor City, NC). 

     Several weeks before completing the second semester of education at GTI, Lon providentially  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 was married, had a ten months old son, and he 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 pre-engineering education, and his USAF RADAR training and USAF RADAR work experience might qualify him for a GS-7 electronics technician job with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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

     He realized that the FAA might not be hiring 12 months later when he would be graduating from his two-year associate degree program at GTI.  He quickly applied for an FAA job - following carefully the instructions in the 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 near Gastonia, North Carolina - where GTI was located.

     He 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 Gaston Tech 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.

     He and his wife and their 13 months old son moved to an apartment in Raleigh, NC.  Several months later, Lon voluntarily applied for and was competitively selected to fill a GS-9 electronics technician vacant position at an FAA staffed RADAR station in North Charleston, South Carolina.

     His previous military RADAR training and work experience helped him qualify for that pay grade advancement electronics technician position.  

     Lon and his wife and young son moved to an apartment in the North Charleston area. 

     In February, 1961, Lon moved his wife and son  back to Tabor City, NC to live with her parents during the final month of her pregnancy with their second child.  That move should enable her to give birth to their second child at the nearby hospital in Loris, SC (seven miles from her parent's home). 

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

     The wife continued living with her parents in Tabor City, NC for two months as she recovered from the birthing experience.  Grandmother and Grandfather Jernigan enjoyed that special time with their daughter and their two Willoughby grandchildren.

    Lon then moved the wife and two young sons to the apartment in North Charleston, SC where Lon was still residing.    

Lon's Early Life Health Problems

     Many 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 (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 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 dietitian or a nutritionist about his nasal congestion problems (before he had that surgery).  He had never heard of a dietitian or a nutritionist and 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 two 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 important to note here that Lon did not change his diet at all because the medical doctor did not recommend any diet changes.

     Lon continued suffering with those recurring frustrating and irritating nuisance nasal and sinus congestion problems routinely thereafter for years Those serious congestion problems occurred 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 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 in Virginia) and the FAA's Air Route Traffic Control Center located in Hilliard, 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 two weeks while he taught that RADAR system upgrade daily to the five 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 two weeks saved the FAA thousands of dollars in expenses and provided other important benefits for that RADAR facility. 

     That situation enabled the FAA to avoid the training course fees for five electronics technicians at the RADAR manufacturer's facility near Baltimore, Maryland, and FAA also avoided the Per Diem travel expenses for each of those five technicians that would have otherwise been a two-weeks trip for each of those technicians to the Baltimore area. 

     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 two weeks time period needed for Lon to train the five local 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 have 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 knew 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.

     Later that year, Lon had a modest three bedroom, two bath 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 each day to get to work at the RADAR facility in North Charleston. 

Education Program # 2

     Many months later, the second technical training program occurred in another small town near Baltimore - for a new RADAR system that would replace the operating old RADAR system. 

     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 to cope with.  He had difficulty sleeping in the daytime, and he had some difficulty staying alert throughout the midnight shift.  He wanted to change his duty assignment to a steady day shift position but that was not possible at the RADAR facility. 

Opportunity To Get A Day Shift Position

     In the summer of 1964, Lon Willoughby bid on an FAA electronics technician vacancy in Montgomery, Alabama, and he was competitively selected to fill that vacancy. 

     That technician position would get him off of the regular shift work schedule and also offer some other work experience opportunities that he did not have at the RADAR station in Charleston, SC.

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

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

     About six months after Lon transferred to the Montgomery Sector area, the FAA's Montgomery Sector Manager offered Lon Willoughby an 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 (across the river from Tuscaloosa, Alabama - where the University of Alabama is located). 

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

     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 Flight Service Station and Lon's office were located.

     About two years later, Lon had an opportunity to bid on 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 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 for that position competitively, and he promptly sold the custom-built home in Northport, Alabama to one of the pilots that worked at the airport where Lon worked.

     Lon then moved his family into a home that he rented on the north side of Jacksonville, FL in a subdivision where several of his co-workers lived. 

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

     About 14 months later, Lon had an opportunity to bid on 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 position.  He did not need to move his family because the large international airport was in easy commuting distance from where he lived on the north side of Jacksonville.

    That job position transfer turned out to be very important for Lon Willoughby because a special situation happened to him at that work location during the summer of year 1970 that dramatically improved his health condition. 

Major Turning Point Health-wise

      In the summer of year 1970, about seven years after his useless nasal surgery (in the summer of year 1963), a very fortunate situation occurred for Lon while he was working as an electronics technician with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Sector Field Office at the 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 encounter. 

    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 stated 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. 

     Those congestion problems did improve noticeably within a few days and the congestion problems gradually disappeared within ten days.  Lon was pleasantly surprised with that 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 every day.  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 about 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 disappeared.  Within a few weeks, Lon realized that those congestion problems had 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 had two young sons (ages 9 and 11).  He was 34 years old when that very important natural healthcare food concept knowledge enabled him to improve his daily life health a lot.    

     Starting in August 1970, Lon Willoughby was gradually motivated to begin a challenging and exciting natural healthcare and wellness concepts education process that eventually developed into a life-long education pursuit. 

     That healthcare improvement situation started a natural healthcare education process that eventually enabled Lon Willoughby to be capable of providing  very important and very valuable natural healthcare education services that can help many American citizen visitors to this website in remarkable ways

     The healthcare related 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 doctor with his 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.  

     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 situation 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 interfered with Lon's very important work with the FAA at the RADAR station in North Charleston, SC for about a week.  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 failed to 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).

     The medical doctor should have realized that Lon's nasal congestion problems were probably caused by his body's reaction to certain mucus and congestion causing foods in his daily diet. 

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

     After the summer of year 1970, Lon realized that it would have been impossible for the surgery to correct Lon's serious nasal and sinus congestion problems, but he did not know that in year 1963.  However, the medical doctor surely must have known that. 

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

     If he truly did not understand which 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 he performed on Lon was a classic case of medical malpractice where the medical doctor was deceitful, dishonest, and unethical to an extreme degree.  The medical doctor did that so he could claim his surgery fee. 

     He obviously had no competent professional concern for his patient's welfare.  Lon continued to suffer frequently (almost daily) with those nasal congestion problems indefinitely into the future - until the summer of 1970 as explained above.

      From that very important natural healthcare concept education experience in year 1970, Lon 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 later years, he did learn how to study a lot of natural healthcare and wellness concepts research data and many books about natural healthcare and wellness concepts in America.

     Lon Willoughby also acquired a lot of specialized education about natural healthcare and wellness concepts.  He will explain his extensive healthcare education actions later in this story. 

     50+ years later, in year 2020, 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 his formative educational experiences.    

The FAA Academy

     By June 1970, ten years after Lon went to work 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).

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 Southern Region of America (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 electronics technician to a GS-12 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 FAA Sector Field Office located at the Jacksonville International Airport (on the north side of Jacksonville, Florida). 

A New Opportunity

     In the spring of 1971, Lon had an opportunity to bid on a vacant electronics technician position at the FAA Sector Field Office in Panama City, Florida. 

     This was a typical FAA competitive selection process where all of the bids (education/training resumes) from multiple electronics technicians interested in bidding on that one vacancy would be reviewed by the FAA Sector Field Office Chief

     He would select the one technician that he felt was best qualified and most suitable for filling that vacant position out of the multiple FAA technicians  who had bid on that vacant technician position.

    Panama City was a very desirable location to live and work with the FAA on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  It was a beautiful sea side resort area that was a very popular tourist attraction throughout the long summer season.  Consequently, there were lots of interesting things to see and do at that location, including boating, fishing, snorkeling, etc.

     Lon voluntarily bid (applied) to fill that Sector Field Office electronics technician vacancy that occurred due to a technician's retirement. 

     Lon was selected competitively by the FAA station chief to fill that vacancy, and he moved to Panama City, Florida in the spring of 1971

     His wife Janie was under contract to continue teaching public school in the Jacksonville, FL area until the summer school break.  Janie then moved to Panama City when school was out for the summer break in June 1971

     Janie later got a job teaching school in Panama City for the fall semester of 1971, and she taught  school there throughout the remaining six years that Lon was stationed with the FAA at the Sector Field Office in Panama City, Florida.

Looking Back at Lon's Health Experiences

      Many years later, Lon realized that he should have consulted with a nutrition consultant (a dietitian or a nutritionist), about those nasal congestion health problems back in 1963 (Charleston, SC area), prior to consulting the Eye, Nose, and Throat Specialist (medical doctor).

     Unfortunately, in year 1963, Lon did not know anything about a nutrition consultant (a dietitian or a nutritionist).  He had never even heard of those kinds of special healthcare practitioners, and they may not have been available in the local Charleston area during the 1963 time period. 

     Even if Lon had been able to consult one of them in year 1963, like the medical doctor, they may not have known about the specific food items that can cause serious nasal and sinus congestion health conditions for many people

     Do you know what those food items are?  If you do, very good!  You are way ahead of where Lon Willoughby was at prior to his teenage years to year 1963 and then on to year 1970 regarding those serious nasal and sinus conditions.

     Lon was very grateful in mid-year 1970 that he had very fortunately eaten his brown bag lunch with that FAA supervisor.  The supervisor had been very helpful to Lon by identifying food in Lon's lunch that can cause nasal and sinus congestion problems.

     Pause and think about that situation for a few moments.  Lon had suffered a lot with those frustrating and very irritating nasal and sinus congestion conditions for many years (25+ years). 

     His parents did not understand what caused those congestion problems so they could not help him understand what to do about those serious nasal and sinus congestion problems. 

     The family did not have any medical insurance so Lon continued to suffer with those nasal congestion problems for years without any medical care for those serious health conditions. 

     Many years later (in year 1963), the Eye, Nose, and Throat Specialist (medical doctor) apparently did not understand that certain foods can cause those congestion problems. 

     However, in year 1970, the FAA electronics technician, who was capable enough to become a supervisor of other electronic technicians, was knowledgeable about those very important nasal and sinus congestion issues

     You can see from this situation that one does not need to be a medical doctor (or a nutrition consultant) to understand these very important food concepts.  That was a matter of special food knowledge that most American citizen adults and children can easily understand when this very important food concept is explained to them.

      Lon had suffered a lot for many years with those nasal congestion problems that had become a routine part of his life.  He was generally a healthy person, and he was really happy to know how to avoid those irritating and frustrating nasal and sinus congestion problems

     Lon was very disappointed that the special medical doctor that he consulted in 1963 had not known about the foods that can cause nasal and sinus congestion problems for many people in the USA.  (Millions of American adults suffer with similar nasal and sinus congestion problems - also many teenagers and younger children.)

     Because of that specialist doctor's deficient mucus-causing food knowledge, Lon Willoughby continued suffering with those serious nasal and sinus congestion problems frequently (many hundreds of times) during the next seven years (from year 1963 to mid-year 1970).

     NOTE:  Lon will not identify the specific foods that can cause those congestion problems because our company might get sued by the national USA representative of the large industry of people who are responsible for putting those foods into the America marketplace. 

     It is very important to realize that about 50% of Americans do not normally have nasal and sinus congestion problems by consuming those foods. 

     This specific health problem is apparently a genetics "gene based" situation that is applicable to some people, but not applicable to other people. 

     Example:  Lon's wife Janie does not have nasal congestion problems with the food items that can cause Lon so much discomfort and frustration with serious nasal and sinus congestion.  Like many Americans, she is fond of those specific food items and she eats them frequently. 

     They do not normally cause Janie any nasal and sinus congestion problems.  When she rarely has a cold or allergy type congestion, those food items are then avoided because they will likely make her congestion problems worse.

     50+ years after 1970, Lon still avoids consuming any of those food items as a routine matter.  If he eats any food product that contains a small amount of those specific food items, he quickly has nasal congestion that is quite noticeable and frustrating and it takes several days to get back to normal.

     It is important to understand that some of those food items can be included in foods products in small amounts and not be listed on the food label. Lon is so sensitive to those food items that even a small amount of those items can cause congestion.

Common Healthcare Condition

     It is very important for American adults to learn about this common healthcare condition that affects millions of American citizens in serious ways, and for parents to educate their children about this health condition.

     If teenagers and/or younger children routinely have nasal congestion or sinus congestion (as many teenagers and younger children do), it is very important for parents to teach them that this is usually caused by consuming certain food items.

     With the amazing Internet capabilities for research, one can easily search for mucus causing foods that can cause nasal congestion and sinus congestion conditions.  It is also very important to understand that those same food items can cause serious bowel problems for many adults, teenagers, and younger children.  (constipation problems or loose bowel problems for many people)

     Hopefully, this educational website can help American adult visitors realize that certain food items can cause very serious nasal and sinus congestion problems for some people (and also bowel problems as noted above). 

     The Internet is an amazing source of information about health problems, and Lon has shown herein that nasal congestion and sinus congestion can be gene based health problems that can vary in difficulty from one person to the next person. 

      It is important for each adult to learn which foods they need to avoid (if they have food sensitivities), or which foods their children need to avoid (if they have any food sensitivities).

     It is also important to understand that many people should consult a nutrition consultant (a dietitian or nutritionist) to learn which foods may be causing their nasal and sinus congestion problems - or their possibly related frustrating and serious bowel problems

     Remember that colon cancer is one of the major cancer killers in America, so correcting those food-related bowel problems early can be a life-saving action (by simply avoiding consuming the few foods that may be causing serious bowel problems for many Americans - adults, teenagers, and also younger children). 

     Some people get constipated easily by consuming certain foods, but other people have loose bowel problems when consuming those same food items.  Those health conditions appear to be a gene related reaction to certain foods, and some people are not bothered at all by consuming those same foods.

Expensive Litigation Potential

     You may not understand the potential litigation dangers that can be involved here for our company if we educate large numbers of people about the specific "unnamed" food items referenced above. 

     If you want to learn more about this risky situation, use the Internet to research the lawsuit where Oprah Winfrey was sued for 11 million dollars by beef industry plaintiffs (the Amarillo Texas Beef Trial) for some comments that were made about beef cattle in the USA during her TV program back in 1996.

     Conduct a word search on the Internet for "the Amarillo Texas Beef Trial."  It is very easy to find this very interesting information.

     ABC of Health has to be very careful what we say on this website that might affect other people or companies in a negative economic way.  That is why we try to choose our words very carefully.

Lon's Second Health Problem

     Before Lon learned about those very important  food considerations in the summer of 1970, he had also developed another very confusing and frustrating health problem that began when he was about 28 years old (in year 1964).  He did not understand for many years thereafter that his second health problem was also a food problem.

     Lon consulted a series of medical doctors over a period of ten years about that very confusing and frustrating health problem.  He will provide more information about that problem later in this department.  Right now, for simplification, you need to know the information that follows below.

     Eventually, after many years of trying to get help from several medical doctors, Lon finally realized that medical doctors did not know how to help him with his unusual health problem.

     Remember that during those early years, Lon had not learned about the importance of consulting with a nutrition consultant (a dietitian or a nutritionist). 

     He had never had any personal experience consulting with a nutrition consultant, and that type of special healthcare practitioner was likely not available in the small town where he lived in Florida from 1971 to 1977. 

     Lon was working with the FAA at the Sector Field Office located at the Panama City Airport. (Panama City, Florida - the Gulf Coast area.)

    He learned in 1972 that his health problem was likely a health condition named hypoglycemia, but he had no way of learning more information about that health problem until 1975 when he luckily discovered and purchased a health book about hypoglycemia named Low Blood Sugar and You

    That book was very helpful to Lon in one very important respect.  It explained a medical profession laboratory test that could help identify people that have a problem with hypoglycemia.

    Lon will explain that testing situation later in the Home Extension Department of this website (to reduce the size of this Home Department and to maintain better continuity in this health story)

    It is very important for all American citizen adults to review that special information because it will help them understand how the human body is supposed to work to normalize the glucose level in the blood system when the glucose level goes too high.

     This is a very common situation that affects many American adults, teenagers, and also younger children on a recurring basis, but those people do not understand what is happening to them.  This special report will be of great benefit to them.

    Lon will provide a convenient link later that will take you to our Home Extension Department for that special health report.  That department will also provide more very important "free to review" healthcare education concepts.   

Serious Health Problem # 2 for Lon

    This is additional information about the second health problem that Lon gradually began to notice occasionally in 1964 (age 28). 

     He would infrequently have a problem with getting very sleepy about 2 hours to 2 and 1/2 hours after some meals (his evening supper meal). 

     As the years went by, that problem occurred more often, and it also became more difficult to cope with because the physical effects and the emotional effects had become more serious.  

     In June 1971, when Lon was working with the FAA in Panama City, Florida, he had no idea what was causing his intense "sleepy-time episodes" that would occasionally disable him totally for an  hour or more after some of his evening meals. 

     During those episodes, he would be so sleepy that he could not function at all.  It was like he had been drugged with a very strong sedative. 

     Lon would have to lay down and sleep through those episodes (for an hour or more).  As explained below, those situations became much more serious than simply getting intensely sleepy. 

     His mental processes were also affected in a very serious way.  He had groggy and muddled thinking, very poor memory and recall ability, and he had serious irritation and frustration and a lack of empathy or patience with other people, etc. 

     It was like he had changed into a different person.  Lon had no understanding of why those situations were happening - sometimes after he ate his evening meal - but not always happening after every evening meal.  It was very confusing and he never knew when that was going to happen.

     Those problems would clear-up about an hour or so after one of those episodes.  Lon did not understand what was happening to him then, but he now understands that his blood glucose level had gone down too low (well below his fasting level) and that affected the way his brain functioned and that affected his emotions in serious ways. 

     Lon eventually learned (years later) that when his blood glucose level came back up to near the normal "fasting level" (an hour or so after a sleepy time episode), most of those mental and emotional problems would clear up, and he would quickly return to his normal emotional personality.

     Those emotional changes gradually returned to normal a few minutes after the sleepy time episode (low blood sugar situation) normalized.  Those sleepy-time episodes (low blood sugar situations) gradually got worse and became quite serious.

     That recurring confusing and frustrating health condition began to interfere with Lon's work with the FAA.  Some times he would also get very sleepy about two hours after his lunch meal and those situations affected his mental abilities seriously for an hour or so. 

     Lon was confused and frustrated - he had no idea what was causing those situations to occur. 

     Those lunch situations caused him to be even more concerned about trying to resolve those very confusing and frustrating emotional situations because it was infrequently affecting his work day.

     Lon had no understanding of why those episodes were occurring, and he had no understanding of what healthcare actions he could take, or should take, to improve those very frustrating situations.

     He had always been pretty healthy, and he had always taken his natural health for granted.  He knew so little about healthcare issues that he had no understanding of what he could do about his very frustrating "unnamed" healthcare condition.

     In the summer of 1972, Lon's wife, Janie, bought him a "health book" titled "Let's Get Well" - written by a prominent nutritionist named Adelle Davis.

     Janie was a school teacher who was at home during the summer months school break, and she had very fortunately learned about the book titled "Let's Get Well" by watching the Dinah Shore TV program on the special day that featured Ms. Adelle Davis as the guest speaker.

     Fortunately, Janie heard Ms. Davis talk about a mysterious health condition called hypoglycemia, and she described the common health problem symptoms for that health condition. 

     Janie quickly realized that those symptoms were very similar to the health problem symptoms that Lon was experiencing occasionally. 

     Ms. Davis had explained that her book "Let's Get Well" contained some information about the mysterious hypoglycemia health condition.

     It was like a miracle occurrence for Lon that Janie had made the decision to watch that particular TV program on that day.  For about seven years, Lon had not had a name for his very confusing and frustrating health problem.  Consequently, he could not conduct any research about his mysterious health problem. 

     He had consulted with some medical doctors about his very confusing and frustrating health condition, but they had no idea what his symptoms indicated. 

     Those intense sleepy time situations had started occurring in the 1960's, and they continued into the 1970's.  That was many years before the Internet services started in 1989.  You can therefore see why very convenient research on the Internet was not possible for Lon at that time.

      After watching that Dinah Shore T.V. program, Janie went to a local book store later that day and was able to purchase Ms. Davis's book titled "Let's Get Well" (an inexpensive paperback book). 

     Janie gave the book to Lon as a present when he came home that evening from work with the FAA.  She explained what she had learned from Ms. Adelle Davis about hypoglycemia by watching that T.V. program.

     At that point in time, Lon knew nothing about nutrition or a "nutritionist."  That book enabled him to read some very interesting and very helpful information about health and nutrition before going to bed late that night.

     He was fascinated by what he learned about some important health issues and relevant nutrition issues from that inexpensive paperback book. 

     Reading that natural healthcare book was Lon's first encounter or experience with a "nutritionist." 

     The book contained only a small amount of information about hypoglycemia, but that information enabled Lon to learn that the mysterious confusing and frustrating health problem that he had been trying to cope with for about seven years might be caused by the mysterious health problem named hypoglycemia

     Lon's health problem symptoms were similar to the hypoglycemia symptoms described in the book.

     Did Lon really have hypoglycemia? He did not know for sure, and he did not know how to determine whether or not he had that health problem. 

     Was there a test for that condition?  He did not know because Ms. Davis's book did not explain anything about testing for that health problem. 

     He still didn't know much about his mysterious health condition, but that book was the first information that he had reviewed that might help him understand something about the very confusing and very frustrating situations that were happening in his body occasionally. 

     Lon did not learn any more helpful information about hypoglycemia until about three years later in 1975, when he fortunately and luckily discovered a very important book about hypoglycemia titled "Low Blood Sugar and You." (Dr. Carlton Frederick, Ph.D. Nutritionist and Herman Goodman, M.D.)  

     That book provided a lot more information about hypoglycemia, and it enabled Lon to learn about a medical test that could be used to help confirm whether or not one had a hypoglycemia type health problem

     Lon promptly consulted with his local family physician (Osteopathic MD) to schedule that test at a local diagnostic clinic in Panama City, Florida. 

     The doctor did not want to schedule that test because he was confident that Lon did not have hypoglycemia.  (Lon realized that the doctor had no reasonable basis for his "firm hip-shooting opinion" about that situation.)  They had not discussed Lon's hypoglycemic symptoms at all.

     Lon quickly surmised that the doctor probably knew nothing about hypoglycemia, and Lon wanted to be tested for that health problem.  It was clear that Lon was going to pay for the test, but he still had to diplomatically insist that the "five-hour glucose tolerance test" be scheduled for him ASAP.

     When the test was conducted, the lab report confirmed that Lon Willoughby did have a serious hypoglycemia health problem. The book that Lon had read and studied had also taught him how to evaluate and interpret the lab test report data.

     This is a complex health condition, and there apparently was no pharmaceutical drug that could help control or manage this health problem. 

     There are dietary complexities involved with hypoglycemia that require careful food selection considerations for each meal or snack.  Those actions can enable one to help control and manage the health problem on a daily "meal by meal" basis. 

     The difficult to achieve objective is to manage (minimize) the normal major daily fluctuations of glucose in the blood system (blood sugar levels), but Lon did not understand that diet situation was the desired objective back in year 1975 - and for many years thereafter. 

     Lon currently has the special nutrition knowledge that is essential to understand how to do that, but back in year 1975 (45 years ago), he did not have that special food and nutrition knowledge.  He knows how to explain these situations clearly today, but the two books that Lon found somewhat helpful did not explain things this clearly.  

     Consequently, he was not able to control and manage his hypoglycemia condition effectively on a daily basis.  He did not know enough about different kinds of foods to know what he should eat, or what he should not eat, at each meal. 

    Hypoglycemia has some similarities to type II diabetes, but it is more like the opposite of diabetes.  It is very important to understand that the same diet nutrition management considerations are helpful for both of these health conditions. 

Fasting Level of Glucose

     The "fasting level" of glucose in the blood system is the amount of glucose in the blood system in the morning when you wake up and have not had any food or sweetened beverage for at least eight hours. 

     That "fasting level" of glucose is the "normal level" of glucose in your blood system.  The glucose level in the blood system is what powers the human brain and enables the brain to function normally.

     When you eat the first meal of the day (breakfast - "break the fast"), the carbohydrate type foods eaten will convert into some level of glucose.

     That normal food digestion process will gradually increase the amount of glucose in your blood system over the next hour or two as the carbohydrate type foods eaten are being digested by the body (being converted into glucose). 

     This is a normal reaction to eating food.  It is very important to understand that each adult needs to learn how to help manage that glucose increase so it does not increase too much after a meal.  This is an exceptionally important health concept as explained below.

     If the glucose increases too much, this will trigger the pancreas to produce insulin and inject it into the blood system to start reducing the excessive amount of glucose in the blood system. 

     The hormone insulin helps metabolize the glucose and moves some of it out of the blood, thereby reducing the excess glucose level in the blood in an effort to cause the glucose level to go downward toward the "fasting level" of glucose.

     The excess glucose that is removed from the blood system is stored in the liver and other tissues as glycogen (stored energy source for use later when the body needs more energy).

     Over time, two to three hours normally, the glucose level in the blood system will gradually decrease back down to the "fasting level" and should level off close to your "fasting level of glucose" - you are now back to "normal" with your glucose level. 

     The blood glucose level will likely stay near that level until you eat a snack, or your next meal, when this vital food digestion process begins again.  This action will again increase the glucose level in the blood system, depending upon the amount of carbohydrate type food that is eaten and the amount of sugar that is consumed (food or drink).

     That is approximately how the glucose is supposed to work generally, but there can be a lot of variations in those functions from one person to the next person due to a number of variables, including complex genetic variations for each person.

     The food eaten at a meal (or a snack) and the sweetened beverages that are consumed can affect the glucose level in the blood system a lot. 

     Some people may eat too much carbohydrate foods during a meal (causing the glucose level in the blood system to increase too much). 

     As you know, many people may also eat sweet foods (jelly on toast, cookies, sweet desserts of various kinds, etc.), and they may also drink sweetened beverages (sweetened coffee, sweet tea, sweet lemonade, a carbonated drink - typically contains 10 to 14 teaspoons of sugar).

     You can see that there can be a lot of variations in the amount of glucose produced with a meal.  Most Americans have not been educated about these very important glucose considerations; almost everyone in America needs this basic education about these very important digestion issues.

     Lon understands these actions and reactions now, but prior to reading the "Low Blood Sugar and You" book in 1975, he had no understanding of those confusing health issues for the first 11 years of experiencing difficulties with his mysterious health problem (hypoglycemia)

     Prior to reading that very important book, he was baffled and frustrated about what was happening in his body after he ate his evening meal and then got intensely sleepy about 2 and 1/2 hours later.

     After reading that very important book, and after having reviewed his five-hour glucose tolerance test results, Lon finally had a practical understanding of what was happening to his blood glucose level changes (blood sugar level changes) when he ate his meals. 

     However, he did not have enough specific food knowledge about different kinds of carbohydrate foods to understand how to control and manage his meals properly. 

     As shown herein later, he still had a lot to learn before he would get his hypoglycemia condition under good control - many years later.

Health Class at Mars Hill College

     In his freshman year at Mars Hill College (1954, pre-engineering curriculum), Lon took a course in health education.  He was taught that sugar was an energy producing substance.  Nothing was taught about any harmful effects associated with the consumption of too much sugar. 

     Lon was on the college track team and he needed a lot of energy so he began increasing his daily consumption of sugar and sweet foods. 

     He had grown up in a home where his father liked sweets at every meal, so they had some type of dessert at most meals such as cookies, cake, pie, or simply homemade white "enriched" flour biscuits with some homemade jam or jelly.

     With that home conditioning for consuming a lot of sweets routinely, and the education that he acquired at Mars Hill college about sugar being an energy producing substance, Lon continued consuming lots of sweet foods routinely for many years - because he liked the taste of sweet foods (had become addicted), and he also wanted to have a high level of energy daily.

     Lon's self-education actions over a period of 30+ years enabled him to realize that his consumption of carbohydrate foods that converted easily to glucose (blood sugar), and his routine consumption of sweet foods and sweetened beverages were likely the cause of him developing hypoglycemia - that began to show up in 1964 at age 28 - about ten years after his year at Mars Hill College (1954). 

     As reported herein, that metabolic malfunction condition affected his life greatly in harmful ways, and it eventually caused serious difficulties and problems for his very good career with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

How Harmful Can Sugar Be?

     Lon also learned that sugar can be a very harmful substance, increasing the potential for developing cancer conditions, and cardiovascular disease conditions (heart attacks and strokes), diabetes or hypoglycemia, and Alzheimer's condition and other dementia conditions, and fat gain, weight gain, etc.

     As shown herein, all American adults need to be taught the basic concepts involved with glucose metabolism of carbohydrates (foods and desserts)  and also sweet drinks.

     It is very important to learn how to help control and manage the level of glucose that is being produced in the blood system.

     Lon has learned that 70% to 80% of American adults already have health problems related to this very important information, as explained briefly above.  Consequently, this is very important basis fundamental level natural healthcare education that all American adults need to review.

     That is why Lon includes this critically important education in this autobiographical story (report) and also presents more helpful information about this subject at our main education website

     All American adults and all teenagers (and many younger children) need to be taught about the serious harmful effects of consuming sugar and sweet foods (candy, desserts, sweet drinks, etc.), and causing too much glucose in the blood system.

     It is very important to understand that we have major health problems in America due to the very serious health conditions caused by poorly managed glucose control with meals and with snacks for most American citizens (adults, teenagers, and younger children). 

     The USA has about 29 million known diabetics - that is almost five times the number of people living in the state of South Carolina. 

     The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that we have about 78 million pre-diabetics in America (people who are likely to become diabetic).

      Lon estimates that there are likely millions of  hypoglycemics in America.  Combine those people with 29 million diabetics and 78 million pre-diabetics and you can see that the USA likely has more than 100 million people who need this very helpful healthcare education badly.

     When you also consider the very large number of people in America that have fat and weight gain problems (adults, teenagers, and younger children) that are likely affected by inadequate glucose management at meal times and snack times, you begin to understand the massive size of these poorly managed glucose conditions in America

     Some of those glucose health conditions affect 70 to 80 percent of American adults.  As you can easily see, this vital healthcare education is critically important for most American adults and many teenagers and also many younger children. 

     Do you now understand why all American adult citizens need to review this very important health care education as quickly as possible?

Minimize Sugar and Sweets

     Lon now understands that sugar and sweets should be minimized in a sensibly managed diet.  Sweets should not be a routine part of most meals, the way it was at home when Lon was growing up.  That is a very bad habit to establish.  Minimize the sweets!!!  That is the smart way to eat today.

     Think of sugar as a good tasting poison that can gradually cause great harm to the human body.  It is also very important to understand that sugar is actually more addictive than cocaine; it is very easy to become a sugarholic