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THE NUTRI-SPEC LETTER

Volume 9 Number 2








From:
Guy R. Schenker, D.C.
February, 1998


Dear Doctor,

     What would you do if a patient came to you with the 
following history?

     Harold has a long history of health problems and a long 
list of symptomatic complaints:

1.  He was diagnosed by a neurologist with peripheral 
neuropathy.  The problem began with hot feet and progressed to 
excruciating pain in the feet and part way up the legs.  There 
was no problem with diabetes, so the neurologist had no idea 
why Harold had peripheral neuropathy.  The neurologist 
prescribed Neurontin and Tegretol.

2.  The patient tells you he has gout for which he has been  
taking Allipurinol for about 15 years.

3.  The patient has periodic flare ups of what has been 
diagnosed as asthma -- which began immediately upon starting 
the Allipurinol 15 years ago.

4.  The patient has extreme fatigue.  He has trouble getting 
started in the morning and then by mid-day is totally washed 
out.

5.  He frequently experiences extreme pain in his finger tips.  
The neurologist isn't sure whether this is part of the 
neuropathy or not.  The patient reports that when he moves his 
neck a certain way the pain goes away.  (It should be clear 
that the patient needs a chiropractor as well as NUTRI-SPEC.  
He has had been diagnosed with bilateral thoracic outlet 
syndrome in 1993).

6.  The patient suffers from fluid retention and high blood 
pressure for which he takes a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor.


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7.  The patient has irritable bowel syndrome which manifests 
as severe constipation followed by occasional diarrhea which 
is brought on by stress.

8.  The patient has a history of kidney stones.  He has made 
many stones over the years.

9.  The patient has lost 86% of the function of his left 
kidney as the result of surgery for a kidney stone which left 
scar tissue in the left ureter.

10.  The patient has high cholesterol.

     Yikes!  How do you even know where to begin with a 
patient like this?


     Now, ask yourself what would you do if a patient came to 
you with this case history?

     Lori, a 32 year old mother of two children had always had 
a tendency toward diarrhea.  Over the last year and a half the 
problem became progressively worse.  It finally got to the 
point where she literally was afraid to leave home -- an 
uncontrollable "attack," (as she called it) would hit her 
explosively and without warning at any time.  She had wanted 
to avoid taking medication, but finally gave in and got a 
prescription for Imodium.  The Imodium controlled the symptom.  
However, she experienced as side effects to Imodium extreme 
fatigue, drowsiness, and a dry mouth, along with severe 
abdominal cramps.  Furthermore, as soon as she stopped the 
Imodium the diarrhea came roaring back.

     Now Lori is in your office, having been referred by a 
friend whom you had helped with NUTRI-SPEC.

     In Harold and Lori you have two prospective patients who 
may seem like more than you can handle.  No need to worry --

    THESE TWO PATIENTS ARE FAIRLY TYPICAL REPRESENTATIVES
        OF SYMPATHETIC AND PARASYMPATHETIC IMBALANCES.

We will describe shortly how these patients were handled 
simply and effectively in our office with nothing more than 
the standard Quick Reference Guide (QRG) protocol for 
sympathetic and parasympathetic imbalances.

     One thing you will notice about sympathetic/parasym-       
pathetic patients is that ...



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        THEIR SYMPTOMATIC PICTURE CAN BE PRETTY WILD.

This should not be too surprising when you consider the nature 
of the imbalance.  Sympathetic/parasympathetic balance 
represents the dualistic/diphasic model of autonomic nervous 
system activity.  It would perhaps be more proper to refer to 
these imbalances as sympathetic or parasympathetic stress.  
The term "stress" as it is used regarding sympathetic stress 
and parasympathetic stress is intended to mean an 
over-sensitivity, or an over-reactivity of that branch of the 
autonomic nervous system.

     What we are seeing here is one branch of the autonomic 
nervous system being over-sensitized to the point of reacting 
spontaneously, excessively, and inappropriately.  Once the 
patient is "stuck" in either a state of sympathetic or 
parasympathetic over-reactivity, the clinical picture is often 
best described as unpredictable -- with bizarre symptoms that 
come and go seemingly with a mind of their own.

     Here is a list of some of the conditions that can be 
associated with sympathetic and parasympathetic metabolic 
imbalances:

Sympathetic                           Parasympathetic

- hypoglycemia or diabetes            - hypoglycemia
- low energy; nervous exhaustion      - low energy
- indigestion; ulcers;                - indigestion; ulcers;
  gall bladder or bowel problems        nausea; bowel problems
- food allergies                      - allergies; asthma
- low resistance to infections        - susceptibility to
- nervous tension; insomnia             viral infections
- cardiac arrhythmias                 - nervous tension;        
- poor circulation; cold hands          depression
  and feet                            - poor circulation
- heart and kidney problems           - weak heart
- high blood pressure                 - arthritis

     From the above lists you clearly see how potentially 
devastating one of these imbalances can be to your patients.  
If you have been doing NUTRI-SPEC for any length of time you 
have undoubtedly had the experience of completely turning  
someone's life around by correcting a sympathetic or 
parasympathetic imbalance.

     One point of interest about these imbalances is that they 
are reactive as often as causative.  What do we mean by that?
We mean that these nervous system over-reactivities have ...

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           DEVELOPED IN RESPONSE TO AN UNRELENTING
               STRESSOR IN THE PATIENT'S LIFE.

The source of stress may be an emotional factor; it may be a 
chronic nutritional inadequacy; very often it is one of the 
other NUTRI-SPEC fundamental imbalances.  Whatever the source 
of stress, the involved branch of the autonomic nervous system 
has become habituated to reacting in an attempt to meet the 
challenge of the stressor.  Over time the neurological 
activity becomes facilitated to the point where an in- 
appropriate and excessive response is triggered by the 
slightest provocation.

     The means to identify and correct this very important 
fundamental balance system is found on the fourth page of your 
QRG.  Looking at your QRG page you see that the 4-point quick 
scan for evaluating this imbalance includes the pupil size, 
the orthostatic blood pressure response, and the clinostatic 
pulse response.  All four of these tests are primary 
indicators of autonomic nerve function.

     The efficient way to evaluate a patient's test results 
for this imbalance is to pick up those four tests from the 
test results form simultaneously, and carry them over to your 
QRG page for consideration.  Look at your patient's pupil 
size, systolic blood pressure increase, diastolic blood 
pressure increase, and P4 minus P1, and recite those findings 
to yourself.  Then, carry that information over to your QRG 
page and recite them to yourself again -- and see if you have 
a match with either the sympathetic or parasmypathetic column.

     If you do not find that one column has two more 
indicators than the other then you need consider this 
imbalance no further -- just turn the page of your QRG.  If 
one column does have two or more indicators more than the 
other column then you need to go on and consider the other 
tests that reflect autonomic nerve function:  the dermo-    
graphics reflex, the fourth pulse, the first pulse, the 
respiratory rate minus SB2/10, the cough reflex and the gag 
reflex.

     Other confirmatory findings that will clue you in to a 
sympathetic or parasympathetic imbalance are the ear color, 
the saliva and tear quantity, the frequency of urination and 
any tendency to insomnia or somnolence.  Finally, your QRG 
gives a test which is most helpful in reaching a conclusion on 
a patient that is borderline for an imbalance, and which is 
also useful in evaluating asthmatic patients.  This test 
consists of dividing each of the pulse pressures by the 
respiratory rate.

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     Just think what a breeze this QRG protocol is.  If your 
patient does not have this imbalance you have eliminated it 
from consideration within about 10 seconds.

    IF YOUR PATIENT DOES HAVE THIS IMBALANCE YOU NEED LESS
      THAN A MINUTE TO COME TO YOUR CONCLUSIONS ON WHAT
  SUPPLEMENTS AND DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS THE PATIENT NEEDS.

     If you had had the opportunity to evaluate and treat 
Harold and Lori you would have easily given them the same 
"miracle cure" that they obtained in our office.  In other 
words, you would have reached the same conclusions in doing 
their QRG analysis that we did, and you would have given the 
same supplement and diet recommendations.  And --

          THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO NEED TO THROW IN
             AN HERBAL DRUG TO HELP THIS SYMPTOM,
          NOR A HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY FOR THAT SYMPTOM.

In dealing with primary causes and their symptomatic effects, 
your QRG recommendations empower your patients as no remedy 
can.

     Just how extraordinary was the response to NUTRI-SPEC in 
each of these two cases?  Consider Lori first.  After having 
used Imodium several times daily for months, she only needed 
it twice the first week after starting her NUTRI-SPEC regimen 
and once the second week.  That was it -- never again.  She 
was found to be parasympathetic and was put on Oxygenic B, 
Complex P, Glutamine, and a short term of Phos Drops.  Her 
objective indicators improved almost as quickly as her 
symptoms.  Before long she was able to eliminate the Phos 
Drops and decrease the dosage of Complex P and Glutamine to 
maintenance levels.


     The only place to begin with a patient like Harold is at 
the beginning -- do your NUTRI-SPEC test procedures and 
evaluate the test results with your QRG.  You will be 
pleasantly surprised at how much insight you gain into what's 
going on with the patient.  The only thing that really 
complicates a case like Harold's is filtering through the 
distortions caused in his test patterns by his medications.

     In Harold we found that he had an Electrolyte Stress with 
a strong sympathetic component.  The sympathetic tendency 
caused both the cardio-renal problems he experienced and the 
vaso-constriction.  These were the underlying causes of his 
high blood pressure and his circulatory problems that had been 
diagnosed as peripheral neuropathy.  When treated as 
Sympathetic and Electrolyte Stress every one of his symptoms
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and conditions improved virtually immediately.  The patient 
reported a tremendous increase in energy, a decrease in 
emotional/mental stress, and a decrease in pain from the first 
week of his NUTRI-SPEC regimen.

     On a follow-up visit several weeks after starting NUTRI-
SPEC ...

         THE PATIENT SEEMED ALMOST DUMBFOUNDED AS HE
      COULDN'T FIND A SINGLE SYMPTOM TO COMPLAIN ABOUT.

During that office visit the patient took me aside and said 
"Doc, I just wanted to tell you one other thing.  There was a 
problem I had never mentioned to you that I had been after all 
my other doctors about for years and no one seemed to be able 
to offer any help.  I've had such a terrible problem with 
impotence for so long.  Two days after I started your 
supplements that problem disappeared and hasn't been a problem 
since."


     Do you see the impact you can have on people like Lori 
and Harold?  Do you see that no matter how extreme the 
symptomatic picture may be, you can confidentially take on any 
new patient, self assured that with NUTRI-SPEC you will help 
the patient and may potentially turn the patient's life around 
completely?

     Next month we will talk specifically about asthma as a 
parasympathetic condition.  We will also cover how to  handle 
some of your most challenging patients -- those who test as 
glucogenic and sympathetic, or as ketogenic and parasym-       
pathetic.  You will also get a detailed description of each of 
the supplements at your disposal for correcting sympathetic
and parasympathetic imbalances.  Meanwhile, take advantage of 
our special this month on Complex S and Complex P -- 2 FREE 
for every 10 you buy.



                             Sincerely,



                             Guy R. Schenker, D.C.


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