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Volume 8 Number 6

Guy R. Schenker, D.C.
June, 1997

Dear Doctor,

     Wouldn't it be fun to see one of your NUTRI-SPEC patients 
set a collegiate athletic record, knowing that you played an 
important part in their success?  Such was the happy 
experience in the office of Dr. David Cheetham this spring.  
Dr. Cheetham and his very capable staff have been using 
NUTRI-SPEC quite successfully for several years.  They are 
happy to share with us the following letter:


     Dear Dr. Cheetham,

     I just thought you would like to hear some good       
     news since I have been on NUTRI-SPEC.  I broke the
     college record for the 500 meter indoor by 3 seconds
     and I won first place in states for the 500 meter.

     Thank you so much,

     Leeia Ferguson

     Dr. Cheetham's office relates that Leeia is a student at 
West Chester College, and that she is absolutely thrilled with 
the way she feels on the nutrients and with her performance in 
her sport.

     If you are not familiar with track competition at the 
collegiate level, let me inform you that bettering a record by 
3 seconds constitutes not just breaking the record but 
smashing the record.  A 3 second margin of victory in this 
race blows away your closest competitor by more than 20 
meters.  Amazing performance!

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     You will be interested to learn just what NUTRI-SPEC 
imbalances this athlete had and what supplements she was 
taking that gave her that little extra boost she needed to 
meet her full athletic potential.  The patient had one 
imbalance -- an Electrolyte Insufficiency.  That is why we are 
highlighting this case history.  The last several months we 
have been detailing your use of page one of your Quick 
Reference Guide which deals with electrolyte insufficient and 
electrolyte stress patients.  This patient serves as a perfect 
example of just what we are talking about when we say that ...


     The hormone insufficiencies and low mineral levels 
associated with this imbalance are enough to leave a person 
with no zip in their step.  If that patient is a person in 
relatively poor health it will leave them with pathological 
chronic fatigue.  If the person happens to be an athlete, it 
will leave them far short of their performance potential.

     You see here how NUTRI-SPEC is invaluable to patients 
ranging the full health spectrum from the pathologically 
disabled to those who are striving for physical/mental/emot-
ional excellence.  NUTRI-SPEC can help make your sick patients 
well, and ...


     Just think -- it took nothing more than Oxy B, Formula 
EI, Di-Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, and Di-Sodium 
Phosphate (plus the NUTRI-SPEC Fundamental Diet) to put the 
wind back in the sails of Leeia Ferguson such that she left 
all competition floundering in her wake.

     This athlete's needs were not unlike many others'.

                  OVER-TRAIN TO AN EXTREME.

In the process of tearing their bodies down faster than they 
can rebuild, they are left with some degree of endocrine 
exhaustion.  That endocrine insufficiency might involve sex 
hormones and/or adrenal hormones and/or kidney hormones and/or 
pituitary hormones.  In the process, the athlete suffers the 
inevitable mineral depletion that we know as an Electrolyte 
Insufficiency Imbalance.  All Dr. Cheetham's patient had to do 
was follow the proper diet and take the Formula EI to help 
rebuild the capacity for mineral retention, while taking three 
simple electrolytes to replenish her losses -- and look what 
she was able to achieve.
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     LESSON:  Don't become so preoccupied with struggling to 
help all your truly sick patients that you forget your 
potential with NUTRI-SPEC to support your patients at the 
other end of the health spectrum.

     While we are still on the subject of the first page of 
your Quick Reference Guide, I'd like to give you a couple of 
case histories related to the Electrolyte Stress Imbalance.  
Before that, however, you will enjoy two other choice items 
that came out of Dr. Cheetham's office recently.

     The first is that Dr. Cheetham has achieved the 
impossible and compressed the entire first five pages of your 
Quick Reference Guide into a single page.  If you think such a 
page might help you in your analysis be looking for it as we 
will enclose a copy in your next order.

     The other gem from Dr. Cheetham's office is a story that 
just came through my fax from Merry at the NUTRI-SPEC office 
after she spoke with Dr. Cheetham.  Here it is in Merry's 

Dr. Cheetham also wanted me to tell you a story.  Basically, 
what he told me was that his dog, a Rottweiler, was chewing 
its rear end to pieces.  He took the dog to the vet who tried 
all kinds of medications on the dog and nothing helped.  Dr. 
Cheetham checked the dog's food.  Changing food didn't help.  
A book he read, "Natural Care for Dogs," suggested enzymes 
which didn't help either.  Then he read somewhere how dog food 
is over-cooked and doesn't contain enough minerals.  He gave 
his dog 1 Oxy B per day.  Within 3 days the itching and rash 
were gone.  He is now giving the dog what amounts to 6 Oxy B 
per week (1/2 tab at a time) plus some flax seed oil in his 
dog food and the problem has never returned.

     Here is an ES case history (possibly as intresting as Dr. 
Cheetham's Rottweiler) from my own practice:

Elsie was a 71 year old, moderately obese woman who had been a 
chiropractic patient of mine for several years, during which 
we fairly well controlled some pretty extreme back, hip, and 
leg pain.  Last month she mentioned her concern over her 
heart.  She had had a heart attack seven years ago and was 
being medicated with Tenormin (a beta blocker) and Isordil (a 
vaso dilator).  A recent visit to her cardiologist had 
revealed her heart was substantially enlarged.  She knew of 
our nutrition work from her friends who had benefited from 
NUTRI-SPEC, and asked what we could do to help her heart.

     Our NUTRI-SPEC exam revealed one imbalance, an
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Electrolyte Stress.  Her blood pressure and pulse combinations 

168           166
 94            96
 60   72  72   76

Two things to say about these blood pressures and pulses -- 
first, these high blood pressures existed despite the BP 
medication she was taking.  Second, the first three of her 
pulses are actually artificially low readings because she had 
such an extreme arrhythmia she was skipping beats all over the 

     We put her on the indicated regimen for Electrolyte 
Stress.  In only three weeks time her blood pressure/pulse 
readings were as follows:

144         146
 80          82
 76  80  84  80

Not only were her blood pressures restored essentially to 
normal but there was not a single skipped beat in any of her 
four pulses.  In other words ...


     Here is another nice little story from my patient files:  
Melody was a new patient a few weeks ago, complaining of 
chronic fatigue and chronic infections manifest mainly as a 
recurring cough.  She had been off work for many weeks.

     Upon NUTRI-SPEC testing we found only one imbalance -- an 
Electrolyte Stress.  She was put on the proper regimen for her 
Electrolyte Stress Imbalance as per page one of the Quick 
Reference Guide, and returned for a follow-up in one week.

     Three remarkable changes occurred during that week.  The 
patient's blood pressure came all the way down to normal; the 
patient lost 11 pounds; and, the patient's cough of seven 
months duration disappeared entirely.

     The 11 pounds the patient lost was undoubtedly about 9 
pounds chronic fluid retention and 2 pounds fat.  (Remember, 
the patient was on the NUTRI-SPEC Fundamental Diet along with 
decreasing the salt intake and increasing the water intake.)  
By the end of the second week the patient's fatigue was 
somewhat improved.  By the end of the third week she was back 
to work.
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     We have emphasized over and over again these last several 
months just what tremendous impact you can have on patients 
with cardiovascular disease by correcting their Electrolyte 
Stress Imbalance.  There is one remaining issue to be covered, 
and that is what you should do when these patients respond so 
well to your NUTRI-SPEC regimen that their blood pressure 
medications are no longer indicated?

     Very often these patients with electrolyte stress are 
being medicated with calcium blockers or beta blockers or ACE 
inhibitors or diuretics.  As you begin to treat them with 
Formula ES plus the dispersing agents plus the remainder of 
the indicated ES protocol, you will find that their blood 
pressures most often come steadily down and down, and you 
begin to find their pulse a little slower and slower each time 
you check them.

     Sooner or later you get to the point where the patient
has a blood pressure of 105/55 and a pulse of 55 and they are 
so fatigued they can hardly get around.  Does that mean you've 
done something wrong?  Certainly not.

     It simply means that the blood pressure medication is no 
longer needed and it is time to begin to withdraw that 
medication.  What you must understand is that this withdrawal 
of medication must be done very, very gradually.  If the 
patient is taking more than one medication have them begin 
cutting back on just one medication at a time.  The 
preferential order for elimination of medications is:

- calcium blockers
- diuretics (unless they have congestive heart failure)
- beta blockers
- ACE inhibitors

     How gradually do you need to withdraw the medications?  
We usually have them begin by taking three days a week (M-W-F) 
during which they take only half their prescribed dosage of 
the medication.  When they continue to show improvement on 
their NUTRI-SPEC testing we then have them eliminate that 
medication altogether on those three days.  When they continue 
to show improvement we then cut back to where they only take 
the medication three days a week say (M-W-F), and then we'll 
cut it back to where they take it two days on (Monday and 
Friday), and eventually eliminate that medication altogether.

     Each of those steps is made only when they are continuing 
to show lower blood pressures and slower pulses despite the 
withdrawal of the medication.  If at any step along the way 
the blood pressure starts to sneak back up a little bit then 
we just stop right there and leave them at that dosage of
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medication until we begin to see improvement again.

     One more very important point needs to be made regarding 
medications and that is this.  Please note that almost all 
those blood pressure medications will create in your patient a 
dysaerobic urine test pattern, and, will make their test 
results appear somewhat parasympathetic.  If a patient is 
taking a calcium blocker or a beta blocker or ACE inhibitor, 
do not treat them as dysaerobic; and do not treat them as 

     Since we improved your protocol for analyzing and 
treating Electrolyte Stress and Electrolyte Insufficiency 
Imbalances, the clinical results are even more exciting than 
before.  After just a few months of working with the new page 
1 of your Quick Reference Guide there are hundreds of patients 
under the care of NUTRI-SPEC practitioners all across the 
country whose many and varied symptoms have responded 
dramatically to having their:

- kidney function normalized
- electrolyte levels balanced quantitatively and qualitatively
- body fluids restored to proper electro-negativity
- vascular tone normalized
- myocardium strengthened
- serum and tissues cleared of excess lipids

     Keep up the good work!  (Or, if you have not been fully 
utilizing NUTRI-SPEC, now is the time to join those of us who 
are enjoying such clinical success.)


                        Guy R. Schenker, D.C.


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