Not happy with either presidential candidate?
Then vote for me, Tim Weeks, for President!
Here’s my campaign promise:
If you elect me as President of the United States, I will eliminate student debt, fund social security, cure heart disease, and provide a tasty breakfast for every single American every single day.
Sure beats a chicken in every pot, eh?
Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not, and here’s how I would do it.
The One Magical Ingredient
I’ve proven mathematically and financially that I can fulfill my campaign promise.
The sole magical ingredient to make my amazing campaign promise come true: Buckwheat.
“Buckwheat?” you might ask. “The Little Rascals guy?”
No, not that Buckwheat, otay?
I’m talking about the buckwheat plant that is the holy grail of breakfast (and really any meal).
First the Math:
How Buckwheat Pays for Student Loans and Social Security
According to government data, public college tuition loans totaled $62.6 billion last year. Social security ran about $39 billion in debt in 20151. This total cost to America is roughly $102 billion dollars.
So how do we cover this cost? Some more numbers for you:
- Our country is spending over $100 billion on heart surgeries alone2.
- Blood pressure medications are the most commonly prescribed and highest cost medications in America3.
- Medicare spent $46 billion on these meds in 20114.
- Cholesterol drugs raked in another $29 billion5.
- According to WebMD, the total cost of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. in 2010 was $444 billion6.
Try this: What if we could take the billions of dollars we spend on heart disease, and use that money instead to fund higher education and provide universal social security? And all without putting future generations into debt.
Why Buckwheat is the Answer
Nutrient-dense and delicious buckwheat contains several compounds proven to reduce the risk for heart disease.
Plentiful with vitamin C, rutin, and amino acids, eating buckwheat improves the vascular system’s strength and structure.
Even back in 1957 we knew the power of buckwheat. An article written in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society showed that capillary fragility can be cured through the bioflavonoids in buckwheat pancakes7.
A strong vascular system with a solid yet flexible structure avoids the blood clots known as thrombosis that cause heart attacks and strokes. Buckwheat provides for the prevention and reversal of thrombosis by strengthening your body’s vascular structure.
Buckwheat is a proven “blood building food” because of its high levels of antioxidants called polyphenols, most especially one called rutin8. According to data and research from the Journal of Clinical Investigation, rutin strongly inhibits blood clots and thrombosis.
Harvard researchers have stated: “Rutin proved to be the most potently anti-thrombotic compound that we have ever tested.” Rutin is also an ACE inhibitor that lowers blood pressure.
No need to spend billions on Aspirin, Coumadin or Warfarin anymore. You can throw it all out once buckwheat pancakes are eaten regularly. 9 10 11
The Logical Cure for Heart Disease
Let’s logically follow this train of thought to cure heart disease.
If 1.) strengthening the vascular system, lowering blood pressure, and preventing clots cures heart disease, and 2.) eating buckwheat strengthens your vascular system, lowers your blood pressure, and prevents clotting . . . then eating buckwheat CURES and PREVENTS HEART DISEASE.
What if we as a nation paid for this cure by providing every single American with a daily nutritious buckwheat pancake breakfast? How much would this cost?
Let’s review some numbers:
The current cost of heart disease is $444 billion, and $102 billion is required to both keep Social Security debt free and pay for higher education.
Now let’s look at the cost of feeding every single American a buckwheat pancake breakfast:
A 25 lb bag of organic, non-GMO buckwheat costs around $50. A half-pound of buckwheat (two cups) will feed a family of four each day. With other ingredients (baking soda, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, honey and water) the total cost comes to less than 60 cents per person per day.
The population of America is 323 million and there are 365 days per year, making our annual cost around 117 billion dollars to feed every man women and child a delicious, nutrient-dense breakfast. This breakfast would eliminate the 444 billion dollars we spend in heart disease care.
So $444 billion minus $117 billion (cost of feeding everyone) = $327 billion saved in heart disease costs annually.
We have $102 billion in social security and student debt, so if we took the $327 billion saved and applied it, we would still have $225 billion left over.
May I suggest, as your future president, feeding the rest of the world buckwheat to exponentially decrease global health costs?
Other Health Benefits of Buckwheat
Despite the name, buckwheat is not a grain or a wheat, but rather a seed that is tasty and gluten free. Related to rhubarb, buckwheat is a broad-leafed plant whose seeds are harvested. Grinding the groats, which I do with a Vitamix blender, releases the natural nutty flavor and nutrition.
And if the elimination of heart disease and feeding America aren’t good enough reasons to start eating buckwheat pancakes, let me give you a few others.
The low glycemic carbohydrates mixed with ample amounts of fiber, protein, and fats provide incredible energy. A highly absorbable protein food with a mix of eight amino acids, buckwheat has more protein per ounce than corn, rice, millet or wheat. Buckwheat also contains copious amounts of monounsaturated fats (like in olive oil), which have been proven to lower heart disease.
How much more money could I raise for my presidential campaign if I include a promise to cure colon cancer, too?
A single cup of buckwheat contains over four grams of absorbable and soluble fiber, as opposed to most grains that are only insoluble and non-absorbable fiber.
Absorbable fiber is important because it stabilizes blood sugar and promotes healthy bowel function, dramatically lowering bad cholesterol. Buckwheat makes your cells more sensitive to insulin, lowering your risk of diabetes12.
Can I add that to my campaign talking points?
Nutritional Density and Grass-Fed Butter
Nearly all of my new patients are dangerously deficient in nutrients. They don’t have enough fat soluble vitamins (A,D,K), trace minerals, or other vitamins in their system. The only logical way to reverse this deficiency is with nutritionally dense food.
Buckwheat has more vitamins and minerals than traditional grains, including magnesium, iron, folate, zinc, copper, manganese, and vitamin B. Vitamin B is necessary for healthy adrenals and other hormonal function. It has high antioxidant content like oligomeric proanthocyanidin, which, though unpronounceable, can protect you against cancer and Alzheimer’s13.
The grass-fed butter you’re going to liberally smother on these pancakes is the best source of cholesterol, fat soluble vitamins A and D, and saturated fat you can find – all of which are necessary for a healthy functioning body and mind.
Harvard scientists proved long ago that, “No link has been found between saturated fat and heart disease.” In fact, famous scientist and physician Weston A. Price said, “It is possible to starve for minerals abundant in the foods eaten because they cannot be utilized without adequate fat soluble activators.” The butter allows our body to easily absorb and utilize the minerals in these pancakes.
So wait . . . do I need to include grass-fed butter in my campaign promises? I think I can find that somewhere in the leftover savings of $225 billion.
This spectacular breakfast feeds your cells healthy, clean and long-lasting energy – a minimum of five hours with no blood sugar drops.
How do your crappy, toxic Wheaties stack up to that?
Ask your heart doctor about buckwheat. And then fire them for their lame reply. Then use the money you’ll save to buy a lifetime supply of buckwheat.
If everyone ate buckwheat pancakes for breakfast, we would eliminate cardiovascular disease, free up enough money to fund social security, and pay for college for every student in America.
In addition, we would collectively as a nation have less heart disease, more energy, and a seemingly limitless number of other health benefits.
Who knew . . . buckwheat pancakes for the win.
AND TIM WEEKS FOR PRESIDENT!
(Buckwheat for Vice President.)
1 U.S. Social Security Administration, The 2015 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds, July 22, 2015, http://www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/TR/2015/tr2015.pdf (accessed July 22, 2015).
3 CNBC Meg Tirrell Wed, 13 May, 2015
4 Mozzafarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2015 Update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2015;e29-322.
5 $29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol” – Justin Smith
7 Journal of the American Geriatric Soc. 1957 Mar;5(3):306-18