From: Guy R. Schenker, D.C. August, 2000 Dear Doctor, The rationale for giving Oxygenic B and Mighty Mins to every person you know is simply that with these products YOU'VE GOT SCIENCE ON YOUR SIDE. This is the way we have summarized our several month presentation on the extraordinary value you give your patients with Oxy B and Mighty Mins. You have been given dozens of references from the scientific literature supporting the amazing quality of these products. You now understand that there is real, honest-to-goodness, life-enhancing science in these (and all your NUTRI-SPEC) products. Yes -- in contrast to the pseudo-science used as a marketing ploy by other nutrition companies -- whether you are talking about the NUTRI-SPEC system of analysis, or the NUTRI-SPEC products, you are putting science to work for your patients. Not that I developed the NUTRI-SPEC system as a white lab coated scientist in a high-tech research facility. No, I'm just a solitary country doctor. But, while I am a nutritionist and a chiropractor, I am more fundamentally an engineer. I think analytically. That means I apply science to solve the problems of daily living. Specifically, I apply physiology and biochemistry to solve the problem of finding an optimum nutrition regimen for each and every individual. I am neither a physiologist nor a biochemist, but I read the scientific literature in these fields. I read, and I think (analytically). I read some more, and I look for patterns. I read further, and through critical thinking, separate the fragmented research from research that offers a piece to a holistic puzzle. I keep reading, and pieces that fall into patterns turn the puzzle into a picture. Then, after my own clinical testing, as the pictures themselves begin to follow patterns at the next higher level of synthesis, I experience the rush of discovery -- that engineering moment -- Yes! It fits into a control system! So, while I am no physiologist or biochemist, I am an engineer with a passion for the truth about nutrition. I know how to read and think critically; I know how to ask the essential questions, "If this research is valid, then how can it be used to enrich people's lives nutritionally?" "Is there a way to use this information as part of a simple, inexpensive clinical testing system?" "Does this research show a more powerful way to restore a metabolic control system with specific supplementation?" "I" is a word you don't read in these pages often ( -- empowering you and your patients is what this Letter is all about). I am making an exception this month in an attempt to give you some idea of how and why your NUTRI-SPEC System came together. When I walked away from my engineering career (26 years ago yikes!) it was with the express purpose of creating a system to fill what seemed an obvious void -- the total absence of any objective approach to clinical nutrition. I was, even that long ago, thrilled at the exciting physiological and biochemical research being done that had nutritional applications -- yet, I was totally perplexed at why these applications were not being made. I asked myself, "Why doesn't anyone know about this research? More importantly (and, in my naivete, more surprising), was that no health care professionals had even an inkling of the valuable research that was being done, let alone the ability to apply that knowledge clinically. (Of course, it wasn 't long after beginning chiropractic school that I learned precisely why no one knew, let alone applied, the truth about any aspect of health -- but that's another story.) I searched in vain for the work of anyone, anyone who had taken a systematic approach to clinically applying the vast wealth of knowledge that was coming out of physiological and biochemical research. When I came up nearly empty handed, I knew immediately what was to be my life's work. Now, after 26 years, the quantity of good research has increased exponentially -- which means that the status of the empty-headed health care professionals that fail to apply this information has dropped exponentially. So -- after 26 years, what have you got with your NUTRI-SPEC test procedures and your NUTRI-SPEC supplements? You have an analytical system of clinical nutrition. You have a system which has discarded all the useless fragments (such as the "fact" that vitamin C is "good for colds" -- except when it makes the cold worse), and which has interpreted a vast amount of basic science in terms of how it relates to the few general metabolic control systems which regulate homeostasis. It has become ever more clear over these many years that whenever patients are less than healthy it is because they have lost some ability to perform one or more of four essential functions: to maintain glycemic control to maintain normal oxidative metabolism to maintain ideal pH to maintain ideal concentrations of electrolytes and biologically active water Quite simply -- if a person is healthy it is because these four essential functions are maintained; and if a person is less than healthy it is in direct proportion to the degree to which these essential functions are disabled. Sometimes the loss of essential function is the cause of the disease, and sometimes one or more of the essential functions is lost as a result of a disease. But in any case, you will not find a patient whose health problem does not involve a deficiency in one or more of these functions. What is the key to maintaining these four essential functions? NUTRI- SPEC has defined five diphasic metabolic control systems that maintain the four essential functions. That is really the entire essence of NUTRI- SPEC. So, the broad-based beauty of NUTRI-SPEC is that it encompasses the five control systems and the four essential functions that relate in some way to everything you will ever see in any patient in a lifetime of clinical practice. In other words YOU WILL NEVER SEE A PATIENT WHOSE HEALTH PROBLEM DOES NOT INCLUDE AT LEAST SOME NUTRITIONAL (NUTRI-SPEC) COMPONENT. When you look at your NUTRI-SPEC system on a more micro level, you are delighted to discover that the five diphasic control systems present themselves clinically as clearly distinguishable patterns of abnormal test results which are part of an objective testing system. That testing system is made all the more beautiful by the fact that it can be done in your own office, in just a few minutes, and very inexpensively. Now, think of the hundreds and hundreds of scientific research studies that went into the development of your NUTRI-SPEC test procedures and your NUTRI-SPEC supplements. While reading each of these studies I simply asked myself, "What is this research showi ng in terms of the NUTRI-SPEC paradigm of metabolic control systems?" When I made the comment at the top of this letter that NUTRI-SPEC puts science on your side, I suppose what I was eluding to was that EVERY SINGLE BIT OF NUTRI-SPEC IS SUPPORTED IN THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE. My role has been merely to compile a vast amount of information derived from other people's work, and define and categorize it in a clinically useful way. (Certainly nothing in NUTRI-SPEC represents either my opinions or my fantasies. It is all done strictly by the numbers -- objective and quantifiable.) The issue of SCIENCE vs NON-SCIENCE vs NONSENSE came up recently in regard to Mighty Mins. The story you read in the past year about the Mountain View Project for children with behavioral problems has been a source of both excitement and frustration. The Mountain View Project and all the miracles they worked on these children was done completely independently of me. In fact, the Mountain View people had never even met me when they initiated their project. It was only after the startling turnarounds they achieved in those terribly troubled children that they were motivated to seek me out. They wanted to find out all about the man who had developed the product, and what exactly was the rationale behind the formula, and just why was it that the product was so effective when other children's supplements had never shown any effect on these kids. Upon meeting me, the principals at Mountain View expressed their interest in getting THE FANTASTIC MIGHTY MINS STORY out to the world. They asked for my help in writing up the study in such a way that it would be accepted by a peer reviewed journal. That is how I actually ended up becoming the principal author of the study. Upon being presented with the data from the Mountain View Project, I was at once elated and crushed. I was elated at the amazing breadth of their success -- with every child participating in the program enjoying clinical improvement far beyond anyone's expectations. Yet, I was devastated to see that their study had no control group. Of course, the nature of their program did not lend itself to segregating the children into two groups, one who got the treatment and one who didn 't or who got a placebo, and that explains the absence of the control group. I had thought, though, that the same objective criteria used to analyze the children (the Pediatric Behavior Scale) had perhaps been done in a prior clinical setting by the same professionals, and that out of their clientele prior to the use of MIGHTY MINS a control group could be put together -- but such was not the case. I told the people at Mountain View that it was highly unlikely that we could get a good journal to publish the study. I informed them that there are just certain minimal objective standards that have to be met to clearly place ones work in the category of science as apart from non-science and nonsense. I told them that if I were the editor of a journal I wouldn't publish this work myself. Nevertheless, since the project had been done, and I had written the entire background of the study, and the statisticians had done the statistical work, it was decided to go ahead and submit it for publication, and to go all the way to the top, submitting it to the Journal Of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. We took our best shot -- but with no great expectations. As expected, the Mountain View Mighty Mins study was turned down by the Journal Of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. In the peer review process the reviewers made such comments as: "This is an innovative hypothesis " "These are interesting and provocative observations." Each of the three reviewers said that the study had to be turned down only for lack of a control group. Being turned down for publication in no way invalidates the spectacular results achieved at Mountain View with MIGHTY MINS. It simply means that those results have not yet been organized and presented in a way acceptable to the scientific community. Meanwhile, the people at Mountain View continue to receive awards and press coverage for the amazing benefits to dozens of children who were totally lost before their lives were turned around with MIGHTY MINS as the only therapeutic intervention. Will your MIGHTY MINS ever earn recognition from the scientific community? (Keep in mind, of course, that the use of the individual ingredients of MIGHTY MINS are thoroughly researched and published in the peer reviewed literature -- we are talking now about the constellation of those ingredients in the total MIGHTY MINS product.) You will be encouraged to learn that ANOTHER STUDY IS ABOUT TO COMMENCE. This one is sponsored by UCLA and is to be conducted at Mountain View. Here is my understanding of how it is being put together. There will be 16 children age 4 through 7 diagnosed with ADHD. Each child will be evaluated several times throughout the study with the Conners Measuring Scale. Three methods of therapeutic intervention will be evaluated: MIGHTY MINS, an essential fatty acid supplement, and behavioral counseling. Each of the three interventions will be administered in turn, for 6 weeks, with a 2 week break between each. There is every reason to expect MIGHTY MINS to shine once again. Our only question at this point has to be, will the study be conducted in such a way that it will meet the criteria for publication. We will keep you posted on further developments. Meanwhile, keep giving your OXY B brochure and your MIGHTY MINS brochure to all your patients. You can still get the brochures FREE with your order. ( -- that is an open-ended offer that will always be available to you.) Nothing you can do for any patient, child or adult, will give them a more complete and economical nutrition foundation than than MIGHTY MINS and OXYGENIC B. Sincerely, Guy R. Schenker, D.C.