From: Guy R. Schenker, D.C. October, 1998 Dear Doctor, Your NUTRI-SPEC system has been steadily improving over the years, growing ever more objective, more specific, and more effective. Occasionally, however, we come up with an improvement which represents a quantum leap in the efficiency and efficacy of our clinical nutrition system. We are now enjoying one of those quantum leaps. We have totally revised your QRG protocol for analyzing your patients' test patterns. Now: - Your QRG analysis is simpler and faster. - You will be able to make supplementation recommendations with absolutely no doubt about exactly what supplements a patient needs, and also no doubt about exactly what quantity of each supplement to recommend. With these refinements to your system all ambiguities are eliminated. Every one of you will make exactly the same recommendations that we or any other NUTRI-SPEC practitioner would make. - You can now balance each patient's metabolism far more quickly than ever before. - With just these few refinements in your analysis you have the clinical power to achieve phenomenal results with NUTRI-SPEC while giving your patients far fewer supplements than you needed before. The revised Test Results Form, along with the completely re-done QRG is now available. One will be automatically sent to you with your next order. As always, you may photo copy the Test Results Form in quantity for your own use. Or, if it is more convenient for you, just order a pad of 50 from us. - 2 - An important part of the improvement in your NUTRI-SPEC system is the addition of 2 new products, Formula EW and Sodium Glycerophosphate. The protocol for the use of these two new supplements is built into your new QRG analysis -- so -- let us take the rest of this letter and perhaps the next several letters and give you the "why" behind all these exciting improvements. 1. You will now adjust the urine pH as per the specific gravity just as you have adjusted the saliva pH in the past. Why are we adjusting the urine pH? The rationale is similar to the saliva pH adjustment. We find that many of the electrolytes and other substances that influence the urine pH are present in the urine in concentrations which parallel the specific gravity. What this means is that our evaluation of urine pH can be greatly influenced by (and can be distorted by) nothing more than the patient's state of hydration. Another way to say this is that a person's urine pH (and the surface tension and specific gravity) can be altered dramatically by nothing more than either drinking or not drinking a glass of water in the hours immediately preceding your tests. The change in urine pH due to the patient's state of hydration has virtually nothing to do with what is going on in the patient's metabolism. Therefore, we want to eliminate the hydration influence on the urine pH so that we have an adjusted urine pH which is specifically indicative of the metabolic end products which influence urine pH. 2. You will be calculating and entering on your patient's Test Results Form a new test parameter which we call the oxidation index. What is the oxidation index all about? We are following here the lead of Emmanuel Rivici (on whose anabolic/catabolic paradigm our anaerobic/dysaerobic imbalance is based). Rivici adjusted all his urine chemistries for the specific gravity. This was done for the same reasons we just explained with regard to the adjusting of the urine pH. Only by eliminating the transient influences of the patient's state of hydration can we get a true picture of what metabolic end products are being dumped into the urine. This applies to all the substances resulting from protein hydrolysis as well as from carbohydrate hydrolysis and the products of fatty acid oxidation. When the oxidation index of the urine is combined with the surface tension we get a very clear picture of what is - 3 - going on in the patient's oxidative metabolism. 3. The final calculated test result to be entered on your Test Results Form is the respiratory rate minus the breath hold divided by 5. This is a test that you have been using as part of your glucogenic/ketogenic analysis. We find that since this is such an excellent indicator of acid/alkaline shifts at the systemic level, this test has application to many of the imbalances. 4. We have deleted the cough reflex from our routine test procedure. This test has been shown to only occasionally give useful information. So -- let us streamline our procedures. With these few changes you now have a Test Results Form which gives you all the information you need to thoroughly analyze each patient as regards the 5 metabolic imbalances. Let's look at a quick run-down of the changes in your QRG analysis. The first thing you will notice is that you will no longer find an imbalance and immediately try to determine what supplements the patient needs. Instead, you will now evaluate all 5 metabolic balance systems first, before you give any consideration to what supplements and diet the patient needs. This is a further way to streamline your analysis. We have built into the new QRG protocol the means to prioritize imbalances such that the analysis goes much more quickly, and, so that you either recommend far fewer supplements for your patient, or your patient can begin to cut back on supplementation far sooner. Now you are going to have some fun. You are going to be able to control each patient's body chemistry with specificity you never dreamed possible. You are going to be able to move their metabolism in whatever direction is needed with amazing power and ease. You see, up until now we have been holding back on you. We have taught you how to find and correct metabolic imbalances, and then have tied one arm behind your back. We have limited you to recommending piddly doses of the most biologically active NUTRI-SPEC supplements. We have had you fooling around with 10 drops of this and a 1/4 teaspoon of that for years, when in actuality most of your patients have needed many times that dosage. Now, with the new QRG, we are setting you free to give your patients the supplements they need and in whatever dosage is required. Why have we been holding you back? Because your NUTRI-SPEC supplements have such potent biological activity - 4 - that the potential has always been there for major harm if used inappropriately. We have spent many years striving to work out the exact protocol for all your supplements. We now have a system of checks and balances worked into your QRG analysis such that you can give the doses necessary to break your patients' abnormal test patterns with assurance that you are not going to exacerbate or cause other metabolic imbalances. Here is an example of what used to happen all too often. You test a patient and find, for example, an anaerobic imbalance. You recommend Oxy B, A, A+ and the anaerobic dietary recommendations along with the NUTRI-SPEC Fundamental Diet. Your patient complies perfectly. You do a follow-up test within a week just as you are supposed to. In three or four weeks nothing has changed. The patient is still as anaerobic as ever and there has also been no subjective improvement in the patient's symptoms. You and the patient are frustrated and disappointed. Did you do something wrong? Absolutely not. You did everything perfectly. The only problem was that you only gave the patient the minimal dose of Oxy A+, 10 drops, twice daily. Analyzing that same patient with the new QRG you would have found that initially 60 drops of Oxy A+ was needed. When taking the proper dose of A+ the patient's tissue pH and membrane permeability would have begun to change immediately and show significant improvement within days. On the first follow-up test you would probably have been able to decrease the dosage somewhat already and by the end of a month the patient would be singing your praises for the dramatic improvement in symptoms, while you would be pleased to see an equally dramatic improvement in the objective test pattern. Or, how about the patients that used to have you chasing your tail? You found on the first test a metabolic acidosis and recommended Oxy B plus the bicarbonates, citrates, and di-phosphates. At some point the patient showed an anaerobic imbalance on a follow-up. You then added the Oxy A and A+. On the very next test, however, the patient now showed a dysaerobic test pattern, and you didn't know where to go from there. What was the problem? The problem was that the acidosis was over-treated and the anaerobic test pattern was only an artifact of the alkalizing supplements that were continued too long. Then, the dysaerobic imbalance that showed up was solely the result of the Oxy A and A+ which was never needed at all. The new QRG protocol has all the checks and balances included so that you know exactly when to decrease the supplements and when not to chase a new test pattern. - 5 - With your new QRG the analysis of the 5 Fundamental Balance Systems takes literally less than two minutes. Once the imbalance has been determined the fun really begins. The rest of the QRG is like a treasure hunt to find exactly the supplements you need to move that patient's body chemistry. So, the analysis is much faster, while the supplement selection takes somewhat more time. But -- then the correction of your patient's metabolic imbalances and the corresponding increase in their adaptative capacity comes very quickly. The patient will be able to begin reducing supplementation often within the first week. The imbalance patterns should be thoroughly broken in almost all cases within three or four weeks. Your patient will be dancing in the streets and flooding your office with referrals. We can say this with such confidence not only because of the specificity built into the new QRG but because of the two amazing new products that you now have to offer your patients. Let us discuss these new supplements now. Consider your new Formula EW (which stands for electrolyte-water). This supplement is concentrated glycerol mixed with a little vitamin E. It has a powerful impact on the movement of electrolytes and water from one body fluid compartment to another. It not only influences fluid dynamics but influences membrane permeability. You are going to learn to love this new product very quickly. Glycerol does so many good things for so many people you will be amazed over and over again at the changes you see in patient's test results and in a wide diversity of symptoms. All the clinical benefits of glycerol are attributable to its two major properties: - It quickly permeates all three body fluid compartments (the plasma, the interstitium, and the cytoplasm), carrying sodium, potassium, chloride and all the other electrolyte buffers and other solutes along with biologically activated water in accord with physiological demand. - It binds with and neutralizes the free fatty acids that are the primary cause of the aging process that results from free radical peroxidation -- particularly the abnormal fatty acids with conjugated double bonds which most accelerate the aging process. Here are some of the common benefits Formula EW will give your patients: - 6 - 1. Increase low BP and decrease high BP. 2. Improve circulation 3. Eliminate any tendency to cold, clammy perspiration. Eliminate any tendency to chills; raise low body temp. 4. Decrease excess protein catabolism; increase depressed serum albumin levels; decrease excess substances resulting from protein hydrolysis. 5. Decrease serum esterase and amylase enzymes which cause excess catabolism. 6. Decrease RBC Rouleaux formation and blood sludge. Restore normal coagulation time to the blood. 7. Heal GI ulceration by eliminating the excess chloride fixation to abnormal fatty acids in the GI mucosa. 8. Eliminate bloating due to duodenal fluid accumulation. 9. Elevate depressed WBC count: decrease lysis of WBCs. 10. Eliminate interstitial fluid retention. 11. Correct an intercellular alkalosis; correct a systemic acidosis; decrease alkaline pain. 12. Restore moisture to the skin by moving fluid back into subcutaneous tissues. 13. Decrease elevated cholesterol; reduce atherosclerosis; prevent thrombosis. 14. Eliminate any tendency to insomnia. Not bad for one supplement. Your second new supplement is Sodium Glycerophosphate. This supplement has most of the same properties as the Formula EW with the additional kicker of the glycerol being combined with sodium and phosphate which has an impact on increasing the basal metabolic rate and increasing a person's work capacity. Sincerely, Guy R. Schenker, D.C.