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Volume 11 Number 5

Guy R. Schenker, D.C.
May, 2000

Dear Doctor,



Think for a moment of all the dozens, if not hundreds of patients on whom
you do not do NUTRI-SPEC testing.  These many, many patients have
been coming to your office for years, during which you and they have had
no discussion of nutrition.  Now, consider this ...                   

THE VAST MAJORITY OF THESE PATIENTS                                   

But -- they are spending their nutrition dollars at the health food store
down the street, when those bucks should be flowing your way.   And --
not only are they coughing up big bucks to the guy down the street but
they are taking his uneducated (and dangerous) advise on just what
supplements they need.  


With your knowledge and your quality NUTRI-SPEC products you should
be capturing every bit of this profit -- all the while giving those patients
more for their nutrition dollar than they ever dreamed possible.  

You do not have to do NUTRI-SPEC testing on these patients to enrich
their lives nutritionally.  The most important thing you need to do for
them is ...                                                                                        


(instead of the garbage they are currently taking).  You could sell 100
bottles of Oxy B in the next week or two, and another hundred a week or
two after that.  Four weeks from now the first one hundred people should
be coming back for their second bottle -- and so on for the rest of your life
and theirs.  Figure the numbers -- not a bad income boost considering you
spend no time or energy selling -- all the while you are adding
significantly to the quality and length of these peoples' lives.  

To help you get Oxy B to all your people who need it, we can finally offer
you ...           


that you should have had for years.  This brochure gives your patients the
Oxy B story thoroughly and convincingly, so that they will know as you do
that ...


The brochure does a nice job of explaining to your patients the critical
point that is so difficult for the typical nutrition-minded person to
understand -- that ...                                                               


You don't need to have been around NUTRI-SPEC for long at all to
understand this basic truth.  You know without a doubt that mega doses of
nutrients can upset one or more of the five fundamental metabolic balance
systems -- thus damaging a person's health.  You know that even
reasonable doses of nutrients, if taken in improper balance,  can
antagonize other nutrients and create metabolic imbalances over time.        

Vitamin C makes a perfect example to illustrate the point.  You know that
even moderately large doses of Vitamin C will crush your glucogenic
patients -- immediately making them tired and depressed.  So you've got to
get this idea across to your patients -- even those whom you are not testing
with NUTRI-SPEC but who are nevertheless in the market for good
supplementation.  You must help these people understand that while
responsible supplementation can add measurably to their quality and
length of life, that irresponsible supplementation can do immediate and
long lasting damage.                                                    

You don't have to speak to these people in terms of NUTRI-SPEC
imbalances to get your point across.  The brochure gives a very nice
explanation of the potential damage from the supplements that are pushed
by an unscrupulous health food industry.  The brochure uses Vitamin C to
give your patients an example of how that industry is misleading them
with its promotions.  Vitamin C is a perfect nutrient to use as an example
to make this point because it is probably the nutrient that has been most
recommended, for the most people, with the greatest diversity of health
problems, form many, many years.                            

You and your patients have been told that Vitamin C works its magic by
virtue of its anti-oxidant properties.  It has been promoted as "good for"
almost any condition you can name.  It is hyped over and over again by
the pill peddlers as something that everyone should take in supplemental
doses,  and even in mega doses.  Along with all the promises of cures and
prevention from taking Vitamin C you are assured over and over again
that no amount of Vitamin C can be harmful to you.  After all, Vitamin C
is all "natural," so your body can use what it needs, while any excess is
"harmlessly" excreted in your urine.  


Did you know that Vitamin C depletes your body of many mineral and
trace mineral nutrients?  (1)

The truth is, your kidneys cannot excrete any Vitamin C without
combining it with an important mineral nutrient such as calcium or
magnesium or zinc.  Every single molecule of excess Vitamin C that gets
dumped in your urine steals from you an important mineral nutrient.  

Did you know that Vitamin C will particularly cause a deficiency in the
essential trace mineral copper? (2)

Did you know that excess Vitamin C will actually cause high cholesterol? 

Did you know that the "anti-oxidant" Vitamin C will actually decrease the
activity of ceruloplasmin, one of your body's most important antioxidants? 

Did you know that excess Vitamin C can damage the DNA (the genetic
material inside each of your cells) and also damage cell membranes
because of its oxidant (not anti-oxidant) activity? (5)

Did you know that because it is such a strong oxidant (not anti-oxidant)
more than 500 milligrams of Vitamin C will cause the formation in your
DNA of oxoadenine, a powerfully damaging toxin which particularly will
harm the heart and other organs?  (6)

Did you know that Vitamin C will convert the mineral iron to a form that
damages the blood vessels and leads to hardening of the arteries and heart
blockage?  (7)

Did you know that Vitamin C can auto-oxidize, and instead of being an
anti-oxidant to protect you against free radical damage, will actually cause
free radical damage?  (8)

This oxidation of Vitamin C occurs most easily in the presence of
minerals such as iron, manganese, and chromium.  When excess Vitamin
C is taken with these mineral nutrients you are particularly likely to suffer
free radical damage.  

Did you know that excess Vitamin C will cause the formation of the toxic
chemical pentosadine, a marker of premature aging and tissue
destruction?  (9)

Did you know that Vitamin C causes destruction of proteins in your body
that will accelerate the aging process?  (10)

This acceleration of aging by Vitamin C is particularly pronounced in
anyone with a diabetic tendency.  The protein destructive effects of
Vitamin C are particularly associated with cataract formation.  

Did you know that Vitamin C in doses greater than 180 milligrams is a
total waste of money because it is not absorbed and tends to cause gas and
bloating in your intestinal tract?  (11)

Eighty to ninety percent of Vitamin C is absorbed up to a dose of 180
milligrams, but beyond that, absorption decreases rapidly so that at 5000
milligrams doses only 24% is absorbed, while the rest just irritates your
digestive system.  

Did you know that Vitamin C (supposed to be "good for the immune
system") will actually increase the incidence and spread of cancer?  (12)

Are you beginning to get a little nervous about the Vitamin C that you
have been taking?   Do you think your patients, after reading this
information, will begin to have questions about what the health food store
is selling them?  You've got to help these people understand that the road
to the health food store is not the road to health.   In fact, they are being
deliberately mislead by the health food industry which repeatedly uses
pseudo-science to snooker these poor victims into buying tons of useless
or damaging products.  

The brochure goes on to explain that the factual, scientific type of case
that they just read against irresponsible Vitamin C supplementation could
be made just as well against almost all the vitamins as well as all the
minerals, and all of the trace minerals, not to mention the amino acids, the
herbs, and nearly all the other pills and potions peddled by the health food

We made the case above for excess Vitamin C being a harmful oxidant
instead of the anti-oxidant that it should be when used responsibly.  In its
damaging role as an oxidant Vitamin C destroys the activity of one other
important anti-oxidant -- Vitamin E.  But, the reverse can also occur. 
Excess Vitamin E will also act as an oxidant instead of an anti-oxidant
and in fact, doses of Vitamin E much above 140 milligrams will actually
destroy the activity of Vitamin C.  (13)

We also mentioned above the effects of Vitamin C in depleting you of
copper.  That essential trace mineral is also depleted by excess intake of
the trace mineral zinc.  You may be surprised to learn that only two weeks
of daily zinc supplementation of 18.5 milligrams is enough to cause a
copper deficiency.  (14)

Another problem with excess zinc supplementation is it will actually
cause high cholesterol.  (15)

You have now seen that both Vitamin C and zinc work against the activity
of copper.  How many people do you know that are taking Vitamin C and
zinc because they are both "good for the immune system?"  This
combination has such a powerful anti-copper effect that it can actually
cause cardio-vascular disease.  (16)

(By the way -- all the references for the above examples of non-specific,
irresponsible supplementation are provided for your patients in the
brochure, so they know you've got science backing you up.)

The brochure goes on to commend your patients for being concerned
about their health, but points out just how unfair it is that those who are
the most health conscious are those that are the most likely to be cheated
and damaged by the unscrupulous health food industry.  The case is then
made for Oxygenic B as the only supplement to offer your patients
everything that may be missing from their diet, as well as the high
powered nutrients to help keep them looking and feeling their best while
preventing the development of degenerative diseases.  This unique 
product offers all the nutrients in their most biologically active forms, and
with all the nutrients in perfect balance.      

Sell Oxy B!  Do it effortlessly by using the brochure which is FREE --  We
will send you 50 FREE with your next order of Oxy B. 


                                                  Guy R. Schenker, D.C.     

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concentrations in relation to erythrocyte peroxidation in smokers 
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