From: Guy R. Schenker, D.C. October, 1999 Dear Doctor, "This was so easy." Mary had a happy, almost child-like smile on her face as she spoke those words in my office the other day. She had seen the power of NUTRI-SPEC in her life; she had felt it; she understood how and why it had worked for her. Yet is still seemed a little too good to be true. The story on Mary is really quite routine among NUTRI-SPEC practitioners. Eight months ago she was scheduled for gall bladder surgery. After more than a year of daily right upper quadrant pain and almost constant upper GI and chest pressure she had consulted medical help. She was found to have gall stones; surgery was offered as her only option. She had come to my office just a week before her scheduled surgery date as a last ditch desperation attempt to avoid the operation. She had no great expectations, yet couldn't help but think there must be something she could do to help herself. Mary was (like virtually all women in their 40's with gall stones) found upon NUTRI-SPEC testing to be glucogenic. What did we do for Mary? We simply gave her precisely the specific supplementation and dietary recommendations indicated by our NUTRI-SPEC Quick Reference Guide analysis. In a matter of minutes I and my staff had determined her specific nutrition needs. I spent a couple of minutes explaining the basic premise of NUTRI-SPEC -- the idea of metabolic balancing to make her body function at its optimum. I then described briefly the specific mechanism by which gall stones were formed in a patient who had the glucogenic imbalance which her testing revealed. I explained that her metabolic type could not handle carbohydrate foods effectively, and - 2 - that she needed far more saturated fat than the average person. We explained that with a relative deficiency of fat to carbohydrate her gall bladder had become sluggish and congested, thus easily forming gall stones. Her indicated supplementation was quite simply: Oxygenic B, plus Oxy G, di-sodium phosphate and Glutamine for her glucogenic imbalance. The dietary recommendations were the NUTRI-SPEC Fundamental Diet along with the glucogenic emphasis. This meant in Mary's case that she need do nothing more extreme than start to eat eggs (which she loved) for breakfast instead of cereal; eat a nice portion of meat, fish, or poultry for her other two meals each day, along with a good serving of vegetables and only a very limited intake of starches. She also needed to limit her intake of desserts to only special occasions. Mary picked up very quickly on the fact that we understood the cause of her gall bladder disease. She was eager to give NUTRI-SPEC a shot but at the same time realized the time constraints involved since her surgery date was imminent. She asked if it was possible that she would feel a noticeable difference in her upper GI symptoms within the week. We said that was a very definite possibility -- so -- we ended her initial visit with the understanding that if she felt significant improvement within a few days she would cancel her surgery. She was scheduled for her first NUTRI-SPEC follow-up in a week. Mary reported a week later that her right upper quadrant pain had been only intermittent during the ensuing week and that her upper GI and chest pressure had been reduced substantially. She had called off her surgery for now. On this first follow-up Mary's glucogenic imbalance showed slight improvement. She no longer showed the bilirubin in her urine that we saw on her initial test. Since no additional imbalances were evident, we simply had her continue her anti-glucogenic regimen and set up her the next appointment in three weeks. On that second follow-up testing, and throughout the ensuing eight months it was NUTRI-SPEC business as usual. This turned out to be a very routine case of a glucogenic imbalance. The patient's glucogenic tendency (which certainly in her case had been there since birth) has been easily controlled with minimal supplementation and dietary - 3 - recommendations. On each subsequent visit her symptoms had shown steady improvement to the point where they were almost nonexistent. When we saw her the other day it had been 2 1/2 months since her previous testing. She still showed a glucogenic test pattern and had been totally free of any right upper quadrant pain for more than three months. Only very rarely in the last several months had she experienced slight chest pressure, and only when she had gotten a little careless with her carbohydrate intake. She has now been scheduled for her next testing in three more months, during which time she will continue to take three Oxy B, two Oxy G, 1/8 teaspoon of di-sodium phosphate and two glutamine daily. Chances are she will continue this regimen happily ever after. And -- she will always marvel that, "This was so easy." From a NUTRI-SPEC practitioner's standpoint, I can also make the statement, "This was so easy." Just what did it take to save this patient from surgery and to eliminate all her symptoms by correcting the metabolic imbalance that was at the root cause of her symptoms? It took only eight minutes for my office staff to perform the tests, followed by less than one minute for the QRG analysis to determine exactly what the patient needed. A few more minutes was required to educate the patient about our findings and just what they meant. That was backed up by giving her the Imbalance Description of a glucogenic imbalance, plus her eating plan enclosed within the patient education folder, "What NUTRI-SPEC Will Do For You." That is all there was to it. There was no trial and error with various "natural" gall bladder remedies; there was no resorting to a "liver flush", or a series of coffee enemas; I did not need any other naturopathic remedy nor to employ expensive, time consuming and invasive laboratory profiles. There was no resorting to remedies of any nature, then hoping for a cure. Everything that was done was based on objective clinical testing, thus allowing a perfectly individualized patient-specific regimen to be prescribed. Yes, this truly was easy. It has been exactly one year since we introduced sweeping changes in your NUTRI- SPEC analysis. We totally revised your QRG protocol for analyzing your patients, making your analysis simpler and faster. We have spent the last year in this Letter highlighting the improvements in your NUTRI-SPEC test - 4 - system, while illustrating its efficacy with some fascinating case studies. You read of a woman with hepatitis taking herself off the waiting list for a liver transplant because of the amazing results she experienced with NUTRI-SPEC. You then read of a man with hepatitis who because of NUTRI-SPEC brought his SGOT enzymes from 1900 all the way down to 62. More importantly, while reviewing these two hepatitis cases you came to the realization that these two hepatitis "miracle cures" were achieved by not only treating the patients differently, but by giving them what was in many ways an opposite treatment. The woman had been treated as electrolyte insufficiency and glucogenic while the man was treated as electrolyte stress and sympathetic. The results were achieved not by treating hepatitis, but by increasing each patient's adaptative capacity through metabolic balancing. You also read two successful case studies of women who had extreme physical and emotional symptoms associated with the loss of glycemic control typical of a glucogenic metabolic imbalance. You also read of a woman with allergies and anxiety that were completely brought under control with a specific regimen for her parasympathetic imbalance. Another case study involved a woman who was dysaerobic and glucogenic who was suffering from extreme menopausal hot flashes along with digestive disturbances and hypoglycemia. All her symptoms resolved satisfactorily while at the same time she lost over 20 pounds "without even trying." Finally, you have read about Mary and her close call with unnecessary gall bladder surgery. Our theme here is more than just the amazing clinical results you can achieve with NUTRI-SPEC -- but more particularly, the ease with which these results can be achieved. With your NUTRI-SPEC QRG procedures that have been available for the last year, all the needs of the patients in these case studies were determined with an analysis that took less than two minutes. Last year at this time every NUTRI-SPEC practitioner was sent the revised Test Results Form along with the completely re-done QRG. We know from the patient test results that you phone and fax to us for assistance (which we, as always, welcome and encourage) that many of you either never received or lost your revised QRG. - 5 - At the same time that the QRG was improved we re-wrote all the imbalance descriptions you give your patients, plus improved the Report Of Findings that gives your patients their eating plan and supplement plan, plus introduced the most important patient education tool, "What NUTRI-SPEC Will Do For You." If you are not sure that you are completely 100% up to date with all the latest NUTRI-SPEC materials for analysis and treatment of your patients call us right away. The entire package -- Test Results Form, QRG, Imbalance Descriptions, and patient education information along with detailed instructions will be happily sent to you at no charge. In fact, even if you think you have all the latest updates call us anyway. There have been a few little refinements added to the QRG analysis and supplementation recommendations even during the last year. Call us at 1-800-736-4320 today and we will set you up with everything you need. Your QRG is now designed so that it is almost totally objective. In other words, when you do the analysis you will come up with exactly the same results that I would come up with. Furthermore, the way the analysis of each of the five metabolic imbalances is set up you can determine exactly what imbalances a patient does and does not have in less than one minute (about 10 seconds for each of the five imbalances). After having determined your patient's imbalances, you spend only another minute or two selecting the specific supplementation that patient needs for each of those imbalances. When your testing, analysis and supplementation is complete, all the materials the patient needs to take home fall easily into place: the Imbalance Description(s) fold neatly inside the Report of Findings, and the Report of Findings folds into, "What NUTRI-SPEC Will Do For You." It takes only a minute for your staff to individualize the Report of Findings, listing that patient's supplementation regimen plus their best and worst foods. It relieves you of the burden of spending oodles of time explaining NUTRI- SPEC to the patient when you have such a complete set of informative materials. Patients love having a thorough understanding of their metabolic imbalances (and, they love having a consise, objective account of your findings to share with their spouse). And just how valuable is the ability to analyze these five fundamental metabolic control systems in each patient? As you have read in your last 12 Letters, this - 6 - fast, simple, objective analysis gives you everything you need to achieve startling clinical results. After all, what are these fundamental metabolic control systems all about? It is these control systems that determine a patient's ability to perform the four essential biochemical functions: A. Maintain glycemic control B. Maintain normal oxidative metabolism -- neither insufficient oxidation nor excessive free radical oxidation and glycation C. Maintain ideal pH at each of the levels of biological organization D. Maintain ideal concentrations of biologically active water and electrolytes at each of the levels of biological organization Restore balance and efficiency to five metabolic control systems, so that the four biochemical essentials can be maintained. Achieve that for your patients and you are assured that they are functioning at their maximum level of vitality. With NUTRI-SPEC and only with NUTRI- SPEC can you so empower your patients. And only after mastering your NUTRI-SPEC clinical procedures can you achieve amazing clinical results while at the same time saying to yourself, "This is so easy." Sincerely, Guy R. Schenker, D.C. P.S.: Note that Oxygenic B, the keystone of the supplement regimen you give each patient, is now available in capsules as well as the original caplets. This is in response to many requests over the years for an encapsulated formula.