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THE NUTRI-SPEC LETTER

Volume 9 Number 3








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


Dear Doctor,

     Your sympathetic and parasympathetic patients will often 
present you with an extraordinarily complex symptomatic 
picture.  Yet, as you learned in last month's Letter ...

        YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY TAKE ON ANY NEW PATIENTS,

self assured that with your NUTRI-SPEC Quick Reference Guide 
you can find and correct the fundamental causes of their many 
and varied symptoms.

     In our last Letter you read of two unusually challenging 
case histories which were easily handled -- one with a 
sympathetic nutrition regimen and one with a parasympathetic 
regimen.  Now let us consider just what it is in your 
NUTRI-SPEC supplements for these imbalances that enables you 
to expect improvement in both your objective indicators and in 
the symptomatic picture in such extreme patients.

     Let us first look at Complex S.  Your Complex S contains 
a complete blend of nutrients which have a specific 
normalizing effect on the characteristic problems of a 
sympathetic metabolic imbalance:

- excess vaso-constriction
- excess renin activity
- elevated blood sugar
- nervous tension
- deficient immune response
- deficient GI secretion and motility

     These nutrients include vitamins, minerals, trace 
minerals, and amino acids designed to push your patient 
powerfully from the sympathetic side of the balance scale to 
the parasympathetic side, without creating any other metabolic 
imbalances.

                            - 2 -


     If you look at the label on your Complex S the first 
ingredient you see is the amino acid arginine.  We could
easily devote the rest of this Letter to this amazing nutrient 
-- but here are the highlights:

     Research published in both The Lancet and in The Journal 
of the American College of Cardiology shows that arginine is 
used in the body to produce nitric oxide.  Why is this 
important?  Several studies have shown that the role of 
cholesterol in cardiovascular disease is not so much a matter 
of clogging the arteries, but rather of causing both spasms of 
the blood vessels and a fibrous thickening of the vessel 
walls.  Nitric oxide, made from arginine, allows the blood 
vessels to relax and dilate, and also decreases the fibrous 
thickening that we know as atherosclerosis.

     You will find that many of your sympathetic patients have 
cardiovascular disease.

    ARGININE IS ONE OF SEVERAL NUTRIENTS IN YOUR COMPLEX S
          THAT WILL REVERSE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE,

and restore the blood pressures, pulses, and dermographics 
reflex to normal.

     Some of the other benefits of arginine should be 
mentioned:

- It decreases angina pain
- It has anti-cancer activity
- It is beneficial in certain types of arthritis
- It promotes wound healing
- It restores sexual functioning to impotent men
- It helps detoxify the liver
- It assists in generating creatine phosphate, a compound       
  required for muscle contractions and stability of the  
  membrane that surrounds the heart
- It helps produce collagen required for strong joints and      
  youthful skin
- It helps maintain normal growth hormone levels

     Since the excess catacholamines typical of your 
sympathetic patients have a catabolic effect, your Complex S 
is loaded with anti-catabolic nutrients.  One of these is the 
arginine we just discussed -- others include the amino acids 
leucine, iso-leucine, ornothine, alanine, and serine.  Many of 
the  minerals and trace minerals in Complex S also have an 
anti-catabolic effect, preserving the integrity of brain 
tissue as well as muscle and skin.


                            - 3 -


     The amino acid in Complex S that we have not yet 
mentioned is taurine.  We have described taurine in many past 
Letters.  Its anti-sympathetic effect is associated primarily 
with two of its functions:

- It is a natural calcium channel blocker (thus keeping blood   
  pressure and pulse under control).

- It facilitates the upper GI function of the liver and gall    
  bladder.

     You will note that Complex S contains two forms of 
magnesium.  Magnesium is vitally important to the sympathetic 
patient because of its vaso-dilating effect, because of its 
effect on stimulating GI secretion and motility, because of 
its favorable impact on the heart muscle, and because of its 
importance in regulating electrolyte levels.  Magnesium also 
helps reverse the effects of diabetes, a condition commonly 
associated with sympathetic imbalance.

     Diabetes is an important consideration for your 
sympathetic patients.

      MOST OF YOUR INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETICS WILL SHOW
      A SYMPATHETIC IMBALANCE UPON NUTRI-SPEC TESTING --
       AND VIRTUALLY ALL YOUR SYMPATHETIC PATIENTS WILL
          HAVE A TENDENCY TO BECOME DIABETIC DURING
           A LIFETIME OF EXCESS SUGAR CONSUMPTION.

There are two trace minerals in your Complex S that have an 
amazing impact on elevated blood sugar levels.  These are 
chromium in polynicotinate form, and vanadium in BMOV form.  
Numerous research studies have shown the ability of each of 
these nutrients to independently lower the serum glucose in 
diabetic patients.  When used in combination with each other 
and with the other nutrients in Complex S, they have the power 
to bring many of your diabetic patients under control -- and 
to favorably impact the serious consequences of diabetes 
including retinopathy, athero- sclerosis, gangrene, and kidney 
failure.

     The clinical response to your Complex S is truly amazing 
-- yet there is even more you can do for you sympathetic 
patients.  Reviewing your QRG protocol you will find that some 
sympathetic patients need additional potassium to inhibit 
their excess sympathetic tone and activate the parasympathetic 
system.  The protocol for the use of extra potassium citrate 
or di-potassium phosphate is covered in the sympathetic column 
of your QRG.


                            - 4 -


     Constipation is a problem that plagues many of your 
sympathetic patients.  Complex S is in itself very beneficial
in that regard.  However, there are some sympathetic patients 
that have a strong anaerobic component to their problem.  In 
these cases supplementation with Oxygenic A+ will do the 
trick, if it is indicated by a tendency to elevated urine pH.

     The neuro-vascular component of a sympathetic imbalance 
can often lead to rebound migraine headaches.  In these cases 
you will often find indication for supplementation with 
Oxygenic D+.  Sympathetic migraines are also benefited by 
extra taurine beyond what is in the Complex S.  Extra taurine
is also indicated if your sympathetic patient has elevated 
cholesterol or cardiac arrhythmia.

     The last nutrient that is beneficial for some of your 
sympathetic patients is the amino acid methionine.  Give 
methionine to your sympathetic patients who have elevated 
cholesterol and also to those who suffer from allergies.


     Turn your attention now to the parasympathetic side of 
your QRG page.  Heading the list of supplements for your 
parasympathetic patients is, of course, Complex P.  Complex P 
contains the blend of nutrients which have a specific 
normalizing effect on the consequences of a parasympathetic 
metabolic imbalance, which include:

- blood sugar problems
- excess GI motility and secretion
- hypotension and poor circulation
- allergies and asthma
- low energy; nervous tension; and depression

     Looking at the ingredients in your Complex P, you see the 
list headed by a few of our critically important amino acids 
-- tyrosine, phenylalanine, and glutamine.  The benefits of 
these three amino acids to brain function, to energy levels, 
and to GI function have been described in detail in past 
Letters.

     Some other noteworthy items on the list of Complex P 
ingredients include three forms of calcium -- 
glycerophosphate, chloride, and aspartate.  Each form has its 
own distinct impact on the metabolic dysfunctions associated 
with parasympathetic imbalance.

     You will also find chromium as polynicotinate -- the most 
biologically active form of chromium -- for its impact on 
maintaining normal blood and brain sugar levels.

                            - 5 -


     Complex P also contains therapeutic doses of the 
bioflavonoids rutin and quercetin.  Bioflavonoids are
powerfully protective  nutrients.  But ...

       THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THE BIOFLAVONOIDS ADDED
        TO ALMOST ALL SUPPLEMENTS THAT YOU MUST KNOW.

You will often find an ingredient in other companies' products 
listed as "bioflavonoids."  This is a tell-tale sign that this 
product is cheap garbage.  Do you know what constitutes this 
"bioflavonoids" ingredient that nearly all nutrition companies 
use in their products?  It is nothing more than a crude 
concentrate of lemon peels.  It contains approximately 2 
milligrams of biologically active bioflavonoids per 100 
milligram of the so-called bioflavonoid substance.  Remember 
that -- only 2 milligrams of good stuff for every 100 
milligrams on the label.  Compare that with your Complex P 
which has 120 milligrams of the biologically active goodies.

     One caution is in order regarding your Complex P.  It is 
so effective that you have to be prepared to begin decreasing 
the dosage at the first sign of a sympathetic shift.  Your 
patients may begin to complain of constipation, insomnia, or a 
dry mouth.  These are not side effects of the Complex P, they 
are the direct intended effects.  These symptoms really show 
that your Complex P has achieved its job of pushing the 
patient out their parasympathetic rut toward the sympathetic 
side of the balance mechanism.  At that point in time simply 
begin to decrease the dosage in accordance with the changes in 
your objective NUTRI-SPEC test parameters.

     There are other supplements listed in your QRG that are 
often beneficial for your parasympathetic patients.  You will 
find, for example, that many patients benefit from extra 
tyrosine, phenylalanine, or glutamine in addition to what you 
are providing in your Complex P.

- Tyrosine is indicated if your parasympathetic patient         
  suffers from either depression or allergies.

- Phenylalanine is helpful if the patient has a problem with    
  fatigue.

- Glutamine should be given to any of your parasympathetic      
  patients who have colitis/diarrhea, or, who have depression.

     Phos Drops will give a very nice boost to many of your 
parasympathetic patients who show a tendency toward an 
alkalosis.


                            - 6 -


     The out of control vaso-dilation typical of a 
parasympathetic imbalance can give these patients migraine 
headaches.  These migraines often have a dysaerobic component
as indicated by a low urine pH.  When that is the case you can 
use Oxygenic D+ for these parasympathetic migraines.

     Finally, that brings us to asthma as a parasympathetic 
condition.  Many of your asthmatic patients will benefit from 
an additional dosage of magnesium chloride because of its 
impact as a broncho dilator, plus its ability to replace the 
chlorides dumped by the kidneys during the respiratory 
acidosis phase of an asthma attack.

     This is an appropriate time to give you the complete 
story on asthma ...

        ASTHMA IS A PARASYMPATHETIC CONDITION, PERIOD.

It is an over-sensitive, over-reactive parasympathetic nerve 
into the bronchial tree which causes the bronchial 
constriction accompanied by excess bronchial secretion.

     All of your patients with true asthma should test as 
parasympathetic on NUTRI-SPEC testing.  Many do -- however, 
some do not.  There are reasons for this which we will explain 
in next month's Letter -- but for now, just understand that 
you will treat virtually all your asthma patients as 
parasympathetic.  You will never treat an asthma patient as 
sympathetic, no matter if their NUTRI-SPEC tests seem to 
indicate a sympathetic imbalance.

     Next month we will give you the complete explanation of 
how to handle your asthma patients.  We will wrap up our 
discussion of Sympathetic/Parasympathetic patients by 
considering in depth some of your most challenging patients --
those who test as glucogenic and sympathetic, or, as ketogenic 
and parasympathetic.  Until then let us enjoy another month of 
our special on Complex S and Complex P -- 2 FREE with every 10 
you buy.



                             Sincerely,




                             Guy R. Schenker, D.C.


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