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THE NUTRI-SPEC LETTER

Volume 10 Number 9






From:
Guy R. Schenker, D.C.
September, 1999

Dear Doctor,

     In last month's Letter, you read two case studies of 
women who each had rather extreme physical and 
(especially) emotional symptoms.  What these women had in 
common was ...

         A COMPLETE LOSS OF GLYCEMIC CONTROL ...

associated with a glucogenic metabolic imbalance.

     One interesting point about both these women was that 
they were both extremely health conscious.  Each was 
rigorously following the diet which is promoted as the 
healthy ideal by the so-called nutrition authorities of 
our day.  Each patient was, in fact, literally destroying 
herself with a diet consisting of high carbohydrate and 
"natural" sugar, while avoiding saturated fat and 
cholesterol.

     You will see this theater of the absurd performed 
among your own patients time and time again.  Your 
glucogenic and parasympathetic patients will be punishing 
themselves with a high carb, low fat diet.  These are your 
patients who are invariably hypoglycemic and who are 
(genetically) designed to eat a predominantly fat diet, 
and who have little tolerance for carbohydrate, and 
virtually no tolerance for sugar.  There are literally 
millions of these neurotic hypoglycemics out there 
dutifully feeding their physical and emotional stability 
with the diet recommended by the authorities.

     The high carb diet, of course, further feeds their 
craving for carbs.  With such a passionate craving for 
starches, they easily convince themselves that these must 
be the foods their bodies need.


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     As the months and then years go by, they are quite 
happy with their diet and quite pleased with themselves 
for so successfully avoiding the evil high fat foods.  
Meanwhile the depression and anxiety grow ever further out 
of control; obesity becomes a further source of both 
physical and emotional trauma; allergies, arthritis, 
fatigue, and endless other symptoms also enter the 
clinical picture.

     All that these pathetic people really need to 
completely turn themselves around is for you to shine the 
light of objectivity into their lives.  With your 
NUTRI-SPEC testing system you can identify their true 
fundamental metabolic needs within minutes.  A total 
reversal of their dietary habits -- switching to the high 
fat diet they so desperately need -- will immediately lift 
the dreary cloud of suffering that has darkened their 
days.

     The next act of this drama is just as absurd.  
Starring your ketogenic and sympathetic patients, it 
features the severe suffering of those wolfing down 16  
ounce steaks in total ignorance of their metabolic needs.  
Again, the only way to put a stop to this tragedy is with 
your NUTRI-SPEC system leading these patients out of the 
darkness.

     Let us now follow up on last month's hypoglycemic 
theme with two more case studies.  We looked at two 
glucogenic hypoglycemics -- consider now this para-       
sympathetic hypoglycemic.

Case Study #1:

     Debbie is a red haired, freckly, blue eyed 37 year 
old woman who might as well have walked into our office 
wearing a sign, "I am a classic parasympathetic -- please 
save me."  Here are the highlights of her clinical 
picture:

- severe allergies, for which she takes Claritin daily,     
and for which she receives allergy shots monthly.

- severe anxiety which was exacerbated by Zoloft, and for 
which she now takes Lorazepam as needed.

- insomnia associated with the anxiety -- she wakes up in 
the middle of the night in a panic attack.

- chronic fatigue, which is made worse by her difficulty 
sleeping.
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- constant indigestion which also causes chest pain and 
thoracic pain.

- her gall bladder was removed one year ago.

- Prilosec has been prescribed for her indigestion, but 
has been of no help.

     How do we sort through such a complex clinical 
picture?  Do we look for a nutritional approach to the 
anxiety?  Do we give her additional supplements to correct 
the chronic fatigue?  Do we prescribe natural remedies for 
her digestive problems?  Can we find the right combination 
of antioxidants to cure her allergies?  No.  No.  No.  No.  
We use an analytical system of clinical nutrition -- we 
let our QRG protocol sort through her 46 objective tests 
to determine just what she needs to increase her 
adaptative capacity by balancing her metabolism.

     Debbie's initial testing showed two imbalances -- 
parasympathetic, along with a potassium excess acidosis.  
These two imbalances are very often found concurrently.  
Both the parasympathetic and potassium excess acidosis 
patterns are associated with weak adrenal function.  In 
particular, here we are looking at deficient epinepherine 
and DHEA output.  Both these imbalances are exacerbated by 
excess potassium intake.  Both imbalances are totally 
devastated by juices and fruits, which are a concentrated 
source of potassium plus sugar plus acids.

     Guess what kind of diet this patient was following?  
Her mother had died at an early age of cardiovascular 
disease.  So, Debbie was on a low fat, low cholesterol 
diet, and was eating freely of complex carbs and fruit -- 
the foods everyone "knows" are good for all of us, and 
which are particularly essential to avoid cardiovascular 
disease.

     What was the cause of this patient's allergies?  
Parasympathetic imbalance is associated with excess nasal 
and pharengial and bronchial secretion, as well as with 
excess histamine activity.

     What was the source of the patient's anxiety and 
fatigue?  Parasympathetic imbalance is associated with 
excess insulin and insufficient catecholamine activity, 
thus resulting in a strong hypoglycemic tendency.  Her 
anxiety, fatigue and nocturnal panic attacks are classic 
hypoglycemic symptoms.

     What about her indigestion?  Here was a genetically
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predisposed parasympathetic who desperately needed a high 
fat intake.  What had she been feeding her gall bladder?  
Almost nothing but starches and sugars.  As a result her 
bile flow through her gall bladder was depressed -- the 
gall bladder became congested, thus packing full of 
stones.

     What do we do for Debbie?  We put her on the exact 
supplement regimen indicated by your QRG analysis -- 
including Oxy B, Complex P, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, 
Glutamine, and sodium glycerophosphate.  She was given the 
NUTRI-SPEC Fundamental Diet, the Parasympathetic Diet, the 
Potassium Excess Acidosis Diet, and the Prostaglandin 
Diet.  What happened?

     Debbie should have been back within 7 days for her 
first follow-up, but was delayed until day 10.  What did 
we find?  Her objective test patterns had improved 
considerably.  In fact, her parasympathetic imbalance was 
no longer testing as positive at all.  Because she was 
following the relatively high fat, low carbohydrate 
dietary recommendations, she was already in ketosis.  
While weight loss was not mentioned as one of her goals 
for pursuing NUTRI-SPEC, it was apparent that she had 
plenty of adipose that she would rather live without.  Now 
after 10 days on her NUTRI-SPEC regimen she was burning up 
her excess fat stores.

     Her next test was 14 days later (24 days after her 
initial test), at which point she was feeling incredibly 
better and was totally drug free.  She had had no allergy 
medication, no medication for indigestion, and no anxiety 
medication.  She was premenstrual at that time and was 
definitely feeling the effects.  She noted that all her 
symptoms tended to be worse when she was premenstrual. 
(This is typical of parasympathetic patients since 
estrogen potentiates parasympathetic activity.)  But, 
despite being premenstrual, she somehow was enough in 
control that she didn't feel the need for her drugs.  On 
that date the patient showed absolutely no metabolic 
imbalances.  We substantially decreased all her 
supplementation.

     In the ensuing month, Debbie has continued to do 
well.  She does take both allergy medication and anxiety 
medication from time to time.  But most importantly, she 
notices a direct correlation between her carbohydrate 
intake and her various symptoms.  In other words, she has
seen the direct cause and effect relationship between her 
lifestyle choices and her health.

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Case Study #2:

     Bonnie is an interesting case in glycemic control.  
She tested as a glucogenic hypoglycemic, but in treating 
her we witnessed some startling changes -- some good, and 
some apparently less than ideal.

     Bonnie had three major complaints.  The first was 
menopausal hot flashes.  She had stopped menstruating 
about a year and a half ago and the hot flashes had 
started at that time.  Another major compliant was a loss 
of bladder control, and this was tied in with her hot 
flashes.  She reported that whenever she got a hot flash 
she must go to the bathroom to urinate immediately.  
Finally, Bonnie had a problem with acid reflux which was 
associated with pain under her right ribs, and which had 
been attributed to a gall bladder problem.

     One other noteworthy point from Bonnie's history was 
that she had known that she was hypoglycemic since she was 
a teenager.  As a teen her blood sugar was seen to drop as 
low as 35 overnight.  She was now 52 and no longer 
considered hypoglycemia a major complaint since she had 
learned very early in the game that she needed to eat a 
fair amount of meat to control her sugar.

     Upon initial testing Bonnie showed three imbalances:
dysaerobic, glucogenic and metabolic acidosis.  She was 
given the indicated supplementation which included Oxy B, 
Oxy D, Oxy D+, Oxy G, Formula EW, Sodium Glycerophosphate, 
di-sodium phosphate, sodium citrate and glutamine.  She 
was also put on the Dysaerobic, Glucogenic, and Metabolic 
Acidosis Diets with a strong emphasis on totally avoiding 
fruit, sugar and all sources of polyunsaturated oils.  The 
foods she needed to emphasize in her diet were meat, fish, 
poultry, eggs and butter.

     On her first follow-up test in 7 days, Bonnie showed 
spectacular improvement.  Not one NUTRI-SPEC metabolic 
imbalance was evident.  There was so much improvement that 
everyone of her supplements (except Oxy B, of course,) was 
reduced substantially in quantity as per the QRG analysis.  
Accompanying the amazing improvement in her objective test 
patterns was Bonnie's report that her hot flashes had 
decreased to the point where they were nothing but a very 
mild nuisance.  At the same time in the past week she had
had more energy than she could remember having in years.  
We scheduled Bonnie for her next follow-up in 3 weeks.

     One week later, however, Bonnie phoned our office to 
say that her hot flashes had come surging back.  We
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advised her to increase a few of her supplements back up 
to the original dosage.

     When she did report for her next appointment, her 
tests showed that her dysaerobic and metabolic acidosis 
patterns were still no longer evident, but her glucogenic 
test pattern had returned.  We adjusted her supplements as 
per the QRG, and scheduled an appointment in 4 weeks.

     Now is when things got interesting.  Bonnie phoned 
our office 2 days later with the report that her blood 
sugar had actually gone high.  You see, Bonnie's husband 
is diabetic and so she has access to a home blood sugar 
test.  On that day she had felt unusually poorly and just 
out of curiosity had checked her blood sugar and it was 
running up near 140.  Now, this is not an extremely high 
blood sugar -- certainly not in a diabetic range -- but, 
it is higher than normal, and certainly higher than you 
would expect in someone who is a glucogenic hypoglycemic.

     We were concerned that the Oxygenic G had pushed her 
blood sugar up.  So, we told her to decrease it to just 1 
daily as a precautionary measure, and to report to us if 
there were any continuing problems.

     When we saw Bonnie 4 weeks later the source of the 
problem was apparent in her objective tests.  Our concern 
that treating her as glucogenic had been over-done was 
unfounded.  She still showed a glucogenic test pattern.  
The problem was that we had never completely taken her off 
the small maintenance dosage of Oxy D and Oxy D+.  Now her 
test pattern showed a very strong anaerobic pattern.  We 
stopped the Oxy D and D+ completely and boosted the Oxy G 
back up to the dose indicated by the QRG analysis.

     Now, Bonnie is a very satisfied lady.  Her hot 
flashes are only a fraction of the frequency and severity  
that they originally were.  Her bladder and digestive 
function have improved, and she is over all feeling quite 
well.  In addition, she lost 20 pounds in her first 8 
weeks of NUTRI-SPEC, "without even trying."

     Lessons to be learned from these case studies?  You 
are only going to "cure" a patient's symptoms by 
correcting the cause(s) of those symptoms.  You are only 
going to find the causative factors by looking at 
fundamental metabolic control systems.  You can only 
effectively evaluate control systems with a systematic, 
objective analysis.  Your NUTRI-SPEC analysis is so 
complete, yet so concise, you can determine precisely each 
patient's metabolic needs in just a few minutes.


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