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THE NUTRI-SPEC LETTER

Volume 8 Number 8








From:
Guy R. Schenker, D.C.
August, 1997


Dear Doctor,

     Every patient that comes through your door is likely to 
have an anaerobic/dysaerobic component to their major 
symptomatic complaint.  Why is it that such a high percentage 
of your patients will only be restored to health when you have 
restored anaerobic/dysaerobic balance?  Because ...

           MAINTAINING ANAEROBIC/DYSAEROBIC BALANCE
                IS THE ESSENCE OF LIFE ITSELF.

     Recall from last month's Letter that this balance system 
is all about two primary biological functions:

- producing energy with oxygen
- maintaining the selective permeability of tissue membranes

     Is it any wonder that virtually any symptom or complaint 
in any one of your patients can be associated with this 
fundamental metabolic balance system?  High cholesterol and 
cardiovascular disease almost always have an anaerobic or 
dysaerobic component.  Allergies almost always are associated 
with an anaerobic or dysaerobic tendency.  Gastro intestinal 
function depends upon anaerobic/dysaerobic balance.  Chronic 
fatigue, arthritis, and emotional problems are all frequent 
manifestations of anaerobic/dysaerobic balance.

     If one of your patients is suffering from one of these or 
any of dozens of other maladies associated with an anaerobic 
or a dysaerobic imbalance -- nothing you do for them will have 
a permanent therapeutic effect until you have corrected the 
cause of their affliction.  Only by restoring normal oxidative 
energy production and restoring normal membrane function will 
your patient enjoy any lasting benefits.

     We reviewed for you last month the simple procedure using 
your Quick Reference Guide (QRG) to determine whether each of 
your patients has this all-important fundamental imbalance in
literally less than ten seconds.  When your QRG analysis turns
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up an anaerobic/dysaerobic problem in a patient your QRG goes 
on to tell you exactly what you must do to restore balance in 
that particular patient.  Your NUTRI-SPEC treatment protocol 
for your anaerobic/dysaerobic patients includes a list of 
supplements with incredible biological activity.                

     Let us look briefly at these amazing supplements.

     All your anaerobic/dysaerobic patients will be given 
Oxygenic B (of course) along with either Oxygenic A and A+ or 
Oxygenic D and D+.  Just what do these supplements do, and how 
do they do it?  Think again about your goal with these 
patients.  You want to restore normal oxidative energy 
production and normal membrane permeability.  In the process 
of properly re-polarizing the membranes you will restore 
normal acid/alkaline balance both within the tissues and 
systemically.  Every ingredient in Oxygenic A and Oxygenic D 
is designed to correct either a cause or an effect of abnormal 
oxidation, membrane dysfunction, or abnormal pH.

     Every ingredient in each of these products is there for a 
specific purpose.  Furthermore, each ingredient is there in 
the exact quantity and in the exact proportion to other 
nutrients to facilitate the rebalancing of your anaerobic/ 
dysaerobic patients -- with certainty that no other NUTRI-SPEC 
imbalances will be created in the process.

     If you take a quick look at your Oxygenic A label, what 
are some of the goodies you will find?  The first thing that 
should jump out at you is the amazing glutathione.  Combining 
the quantity of glutathione in Oxygenic A with the dosage that 
all your patients receive in Oxygenic B gives a powerful 
therapeutic dosage of this phenomenal nutrient.  I could feed 
you page after page from the scientific literature on the 
incredible biological effects of glutathione.  Let me at least 
give you the following list as a general summary:

- extracellular glutathione protects cells of diverse tissues 
against oxidation injury.

- within the cells glutathione is the dominant sulfur 
containing biological and functions directly or indirectly as 
an antioxidant.

- it is the major transport form of the amino acid cysteine.

- glutathione participates in the synthesis of proteins and 
DNA precursors.

- glutathione functions as a co-factor for many diverse 
enzymes.
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- glutathione is important in the initiation and progression 
of white blood cell activation, and thus is essential to the 
immune system.

- gluatathione is critical for the function of natural killer 
cells and for lymphocyte-mediated cyto-toxicity.  As such, it 
is a powerful anti-tumor agent and is an important part of 
therapy for AIDS patients.

- It is important in the prevention and treatment of liver and 
blood disorders.

- It is a detoxifyer of heavy metals and drugs.

- It plays an important role in slowing the aging process.

- It has been used effectively in the treatment of allergies, 
cataracts, diabetes, hypoglycemia and arthritis.

- It is more effective than Vitamin C as a reducing agent for 
enhancing the utilization of iron, cysteine and cystine.

- When given orally it is more effective than super oxide 
dismutase in protecting cells from oxidation reactions.

- It will ameliorate the harmful side effects of high dose 
radiation and chemotherapy.

- It accelerates respiration in the brain.

- It protects against damage from cigarette smoke and alcohol.

     Having read this list, ask yourself, where are you going 
to find this invaluable nutrient to offer your patients?  For 
the most part it can only be had as a speciality product at 
great expense.  Yet here you have it in a clinically 
significant dosage if 40 milligrams just in the Oxygenic B 
that you give every one of your patients.  You find an 
additional 50 milligrams in your Oxygenic A.  No where else, 
and I mean no where else will you find glutathione included in 
meaningful quantities in other companies' products.

     This is an appropriate place to caution you about a 
deceitful labeling practice very common in this industry.  I 
hold in my hands the list of ingredients from the number one 
product produced by one of the country's most famous nutrition 
gurus.  He hypes this product with every rah-rah superlative
imaginable, knowing full well that people are going to be 
easily snookered by the fact that he, with his world famous 
reputation, personally designed this product to be uniquely 
superior to anything else on the market.  The product is, as
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you may well imagine, pure garbage.  It contains ultra mega 
doses of all the cheapest health food store quality nutrients 
and then dresses up the label with lots if impressive sounding 
"antioxidants," including no less than 1600 units of 
glutathione.  1600 units?  1600 micro grams, that is.

     This is a perfect example of the all too common lack of 
ethics that pervades this industry.  NUTRI-SPEC stands as an 
oasis in a desert of deception -- standing for truth and 
integrity in clinical practice.  But anyway -- back to 
glutathione.  No where but in Oxygenic B can you find 
glutathione in significant quantities in a multiple-type 
product.  No where but in Oxygenic A can you find glutathione 
with companion nutrients that potentiate its powerful 
biological effect.

     Next, you will notice on your list of Oxygenic A 
ingredients the sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and 
cysteine.  The sulfhydril groups in these amino acids have a 
powerful impact on all aspects of the anaerobic imbalance -- 
the oxidative component of the problem, the abnormal membrane 
permeability, and the tissue pH.

     You will also notice that the minerals and trace minerals 
in Oxygenic A are mostly in aspartate form.  The aspartic acid 
(as well as the glutamic acid) has a strong anti-anaerobic 
effect as we learn from Rivici (on whose paradigm your 
anaerobic/dysaerobic balance is based).  From the work of the 
famous German oncologist Hans Neiper we know that when you 
combine a mineral with aspartic acid you get some very nice 
biological effects.  The aspartate functions as an effective 
carrier of that mineral -- taking it directly to the portion 
of the cell or the cell membrane where it exercises its 
biological activity.

     Calcium aspartate is particularly beneficial for bone 
re-mineralization and for transport of calcium to within the 
cell where it has its biological activity.  Calcium aspartate 
also helps repair damage to cartilage tissue.  Furthermore, 
calcium aspartate protects membranes from immune aggression, 
for example, in the treatment of allergies.

     Aspartic acid has also been demonstrated to have a potent 
effect in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome.  Of 
course, with the nutritional specificity at your disposal with 
your NUTRI-SPEC system you know that the people with chronic
fatigue who respond well to aspartates are those patients who 
have an anaerobic or ketogenic component to their fatigue.

     Magnesium aspartate is particularly effective in feeding 
the heart and in maintaining the integrity of the vascular 
system.  Magnesium aspartate is a particularly effective form
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of magnesium in magnesium's role of lowering cholesterol.  The 
trace minerals copper and manganese when put in aspartate form 
have their anti-anaerobic biological activity potentiated.

     Selenium and vanadium are two other essential trace 
minerals to your anaerobic patients.  The selenium is in the 
form selenomethionine, a compound that we have discussed in 
past Letters.  The vanadium is in BMOV form which is the most 
biologically active form of vanadium, and which has a 
tremendous impact on carbohydrate and fat metabolism.  (You 
will note that you have BMOV vanadium in much higher 
therapeutic doses in both your Oxygenic K and your Complex S 
because of its beneficial effect on your diabetic patients.)

     I think we've said enough about the potency of Oxygenic A 
in balancing your anaerobic patients.  Let us now take a quick 
cruise through the label of Oxygenic D.

     Take note of the glucosamine.  Glucosamine is well known 
for its favorable impact on connective tissue problems, both 
in controlling inflammation and in maintaining the integrity 
of joint cartilage.  Rivici demonstrated there is also a 
metabolic affect of glucosamine that helps regulate sugar 
metabolism, and which is associated with hormone production.  
With these metabolic effects in mind you can see that all your 
dysaerobic patients benefit tremendously from glucosamine.  
Many of your dysaerobic patients do have connective tissue 
problems and for them the glucosamine does double duty.

     Near the top of your Oxy D label you will find listed the 
five anti-dysaerobic amino acids -- histidine, lysine, 
arginine, glycine and glutamine.  Arginine is interesting in 
its ability to antagonize cholesterol and reduce 
atherosclerosis.  Another important biological activity of 
arginine is its role in potentiating insulin.  (This is why 
you also find a large dose of arginine in your Complex S.)

     Arginine, along with lycine and glycine, are known as 
alkaline amino acids, which were shown by Rivici to have a 
significant anti-dysaerobic effect on membrane permeability
and membrane polarity.  Glycine is particularly important in 
energy metabolism in muscle tissue.  Lysine and arginine have 
an anabolic effect on collagen.  You can see why these two 
amino acids (plus glucosamine) in your Oxy D are so effective 
on rheumatoid arthritis, commonly a dysaerobic condition.

     Histidine and glutamine are not only part of your Oxy D 
but are available for your use as separate supplements for 
your dysaerobic patients.  We will give a detailed description 
of the use of amino acids for anaerobic/dysaerobic imbalances 
in next month's Letter.
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     What other goodies do you find in Oxy D?  In addition to 
all the anti-dysaerobic vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals 
you find the powerful antioxidants quercetin and rutin.

     You must certainly be aware that proanthocyanidins from 
grape pips and pine bark are all the rage these days because 
of their "extraordinary" antioxidant activity.  Grape pips and 
pine bark are members of the bioflavenoid family, as are 
quercetin and rutin.  I have yet to see any objective evidence 
that the pine bark and grape pip extracts are any more potent 
or any more biologically active than the bioflavenoids that 
you have in Oxy D.

     I suspect that the pine bark and grape pips lent 
themselves well to an appealing sales pitch and thereby came 
to be heavily hyped by the natural food industry.  These 
newcomers to the recognized bioflavenoid group cannot begin to 
match the quantity of scientific literature in support of the 
powerful antioxidant effects of quercetin and rutin.  If you 
look at the molecular structure of the pine bark and grape 
pips extracts they are so similar to quercetin and rutin that 
it is difficult to imagine that they have any properties that 
distinguish them as superior in any way.  These Johnney-come- 
latelies are over-hyped and over-priced.  You are getting the 
same extraordinary biological activity from the quercetin and 
rutin in your Oxy D and other NUTRI-SPEC products.

     Oxy D gives you the anti-dysaerobic trace minerals zinc, 
molybdenum and chromium.  The chromium is as polynicotinate -- 
the form well known for its effect on balancing sugar and fat 
metabolism, and on stablizing blood sugar levels.

     I could probably devote an entire Letter to every single 
ingredient of Oxy A and Oxy D -- but I am sure you already get 
the big idea.  No where else can you obtain nutrients 
synergistically combined for such a specific impact on energy 
metabolism, membrane permeability and pH balance.


                        Sincerely,


                        Guy R. Schenker, D.C.


P.S.:  We are all being inundated with sales literature hyping 
PYRUVATE supplementation.  I have prepared a critique on 
Pyruvate which we will send with your next order -- just ask 
for it.

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