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What you will get is:
· Supplement recommendations that are intended to be taken short term
· Supplements that are addressing the root cause of your symptoms
· Supplements that are effective
What you will not get:
· Overloaded with pills
· Unnecessary tests
· Unnecessary doctor visits
The What A Relief Guide! referenced below may be purchased at Amazon.com or ask for a complimentary one on this website. Also referenced: The Grand Purpose; Dr. Cola’s Kitchen Guide; Dr. Cola’s Fasting Guide.
Question: What are you doing to get me off of these pills?
Answer: Going to the root cause (through education, not unnecessary treatments). An example of this might be a person having Vitamin D deficiency on their blood test. Most medical and natural doctors focus on the proximate cause while ignoring the reason why you are not absorbing the nutrient. The long effects of a condition such as vitamin D deficiency are concerning. Most in the western world receive ample vitamin D yet deficiency is becoming more and more common. The solution for the short-sighted doctor is to load you up with synthetic vitamin D and force levels up temporarily. (No different than addressing a hole in a bucket by adding water instead of fixing the hole.) Any doctor who does not understand that the reason the deficiency happens with adequate intake will cause more harm than good. When a person is vitamin D deficient it’s most likely because kidneys and/or liver function is compromised. Your body requires kidney and/or liver to convert and assimilating the vitamin D consumed and taken by sunlight. If you don’t address the burden on the kidney (or liver), it doesn’t matter how much vitamin D you take. Vitamin D is also linked with Magnesium and Calcium, parathyroid function, etc.
It goes back to the question of cause and effect and what are you doing to get me off these pills? In this day in age any person can get a blood test and see that their vitamin D is low. You don’t need an expensive doctor visit to tell you something a 6th grader would discern. You don’t need a “pamphlet” doctor. You need to understand cause and effect. What that means is that they look in a pamphlet for the symptom and provide you with a pill that covers the symptom. In summary when the Kidneys start to function properly the need for Vitamin D supplements goes away.
Question: What are enzymes?
Answer: There are three classes of enzymes: metabolic, digestive and food enzymes.
Metabolic enzymes run our bodies, all our organs, and tissue. They take proteins, fats and carbohydrate and structure them, keeping everything working properly. The pancreas forms most of these enzymes.
Digestive enzymes function to break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
Food enzymes are nature's way to help with digestion instead of forcing the body's digestive enzymes to carry the whole load. We must take a step back and ask how is it possible that we eat such a wide variety of foods dense with nutrients while becoming deficient at the same time? Understanding the difference between deficiency, increased need, and malabsorption is crucial.
Question: Are the pills my Naturopath or Chiropractor giving me all-natural?
Answer: Approximately 96-99% of supplements taken are synthetic and made in pharmaceutical labs. Almost all of the vitamin C is made from a petroleum base and the same applies to vitamin A and E and vitamin D. I strongly suggest the book The Real Truth About Vitamins and Antioxidants, by Judith A. Decava, MS, LNC.
The supplements you can consider natural are essential oils, herbs, some enzymes, and minerals. Basically, these natural supplements are the processing of food into an oil or pill.
SYNTHETIC VITAMIN LIST
The following are made in pharmaceutical labs--most petroleum based or synthetic with long-term toxic side-effects. Most people are getting too much of these synthetic nutrients fortified in foods and display deficiency signs.
Vitamin A - A Palmitate, A Acetate.
Vitamin B - Thiamine Hydrochloride, Thiamine mononitrate, Riboflavin, Niacin, nicotinic acid, panthothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, cyanocobalamin, hyrdocynacobalamin, Aminobenzoic Acid, Choline Chloride, Choline Bitartrate, d-Biotin.
Folic Acid - Folic acid, Pteroylglutamic Acid.
Vitamin C - Ascorbic acid, calcium ascorbate, sodium ascorbate.
Vitamin D - D3, D2, Calciferol, Irradiated Ergosteral.
Vitamin E - Acetate, succinate, di-alpha.
*“ide” and “ate” at the end of a word indicates synthetic as well as “dl” at the beginning.
Herbs: are plants and natural.
Enzymes: grown of molds or from plants are natural.
Mineral: Mostly natural, however most not absorbable.
Oils: If processed correctly are all-natural.
Question: I just finished a round of Antibiotics… what should I take?
Answer: Most times nothing. If your immune system is still weak, look to take a Thymus support supplement.
Question: Why do you not suggest allergy testing?
Answer: Food allergies are a weakened immune and digestive system. Allergy testing usually is an expensive distraction that forces people to focus on foods to eliminate instead of addressing the root cause. When we identify a food that is “allergic” we tend to externalized that and become fixated on that food or food group. Instead we should ask: Why am I allergic to this food? The simple answer is: any food allergy is generally an immune system and/or digestion system weakness or dysfunction. Identifying the food does nothing to strengthen the immune or digestion. Yes, avoiding certain foods for those with weak digestion--like the nightshades, or corn--may be helpful if the digestion is being addressed. You don’t need an expensive test for this.
Big offenders for food:
Question: Should I feel different after taking supplements?
Answer: In almost all cases you should feel different after taking a supplement protocol. I have learned that if the supplements or treatments make you feel better or worse, you are in the right place. Obviously feeling worse is not the objective, however, it tells us we are in the correct place. Feeling no different after a few days or a week means you are probably not taking the correct supplement.
Question: Do you recommend a blood test for nutrient deficiency?
Answer: Blood lab tests may be helpful in certain cases. It is recommended that the chemistry panel with a complete red blood cell panel be completed along with the complete thyroid panel. The interpretation of lab results is tricky and reference ranges need to be explained in depth.
Question: Which comes first: the nutritional deficiency or the addiction?
Answer: This is a question that is double-edged. It is widely accepted that alcoholics are thiamin deficient. Does the thiane deficiency cause the alcoholism or does drinking too much alcohol over long periods of time create the B vitamin deficiency? I believe the long-term exposure depletes the B vitamin, and stress and a lack of B complex leads to a craving for alcohol. One of the missing links to addressing alcohol addiction is feeding the person to help break the cycle, while at the same time addressing the stress that depletes the B Complex. In my practice, I don’t treat addictions just symptoms. What I have seen consistently is that you take a person who is addicted to alcohol and feed them specific whole foods, and the taste for alcoholic goes away.
Question: What nutrients are depleted in alcohol abuse?
Answer: For a complete list of drug depletions request our complimentary What A Relief Guide! or order one on Amazon. With alcohol, it has been proven to deplete Vitamin A, B, C, D, magnesium, essential fatty acids, amino acids, and trace minerals.
Question: What nutrients are depleted in heroin abuse?
Almost the same as alcohol.
Question: What nutrients are depleted in obesity?
Answer: Vitamin A, B, C, D, magnesium, essential fatty acids, amino acids, trace minerals, calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc.
Question: What nutrients are depleted in diabetes?
Answer: Almost the same as obesity.
Question: Do I need to take all those supplements if I am obese, alcoholic, etc.?
Answer: No, focus instead on the addiction as explained fully in The Grand Purpose. You will naturally change your food choices.
Question: What about being too acidic and using an alkaline diet?
Answer: A very much confused topic. Metabolic and respiratory acidosis, or alkalosis, are medical emergencies. If you are not considering blood pH, in combination with the extrastitial fluid pH, you will probably be doing more harm than good.
I try and acidify patients more often then the converse. If you have allergies, bone spurs, etc., you are too alkaline. Digestion and how foods are processed will often affect pH balance considerably.
Those who are too alkaline from an extracellular point of view need:
Those who are too acidic from an extracellular point of view need:
Question: If I stay on my medication is it OK to take supplements more than six months?
Answer: Yes, if you’re on medication that is depleting (i.e magnesium or vitamin E depletion) it is always recommended to supplement and support those depletions. This will depend on foods you are consuming and stress levels.
Question: Do I need to take a supplement for every depletion my medication causes?
Answer: No, not necessarily. The likelihood of needing some supplementation is high. However, often it’s not required to take a laundry list of supplements. Again it will depend on foods you are consuming and stress levels.
Question: What about surgeries such as removing my gallbladder or a hysterectomy?
Answer: Most people--if not all-- who have had their gallbladder removed benefit from adding bile salts which help with assimilating and digesting fats.
Any person who has had a hysterectomy will often need support in the form of enzymes and minerals to aid in hormone production.
Question: Do you know a supplement protocol taken prior to going in for surgery?
Answer: Yes, there are certain supplements that are very helpful in preparing for the stress your body goes through during surgery. Most people benefit from taking a fat soluble chlorophyll complex and adrenal supplement before and after surgery.
Question: Why are supplements only to be taken for 3 to 6 months?
Answer: Supplements, like medications, have a positive and negative effect. The duration of their usage is key. The Relief Guide section shows the depletions with pharmaceutical medication; interesting to note that most vitamins cause depletions in the same way. I have taken more patients off B vitamins than I have put on for this reason.
There’s no question that taking any pharmaceutical medication will deplete your body of some nutrients. It’s a tradeoff of taking a shortcut. To get the benefit of the pharmaceutical take it with a plan of getting off.
If the root cause is not addressed within 3 to 6 months, taking supplements or pharmaceuticals will turn from having a beneficial effect to a detrimental effect. Relief care is intended for relief with NO harm. If the symptom or condition remains after six months it is usually recommended to address other issues.
Question: What are some symptoms than can be addressed without an office visit?
Answer: There are too many to list. The What a Relief Guide! lists them all.
Here are a few:
Question: What is the cause of my condition/symptom?
Answer: Each condition has a proximate cause and primary (root) cause. Some people are interested only in the proximate cause, while some are interested in the root cause. Our approach is to educate you on both proximate and root cause of a condition/illness by understanding physiology and the emotional link.
What A Relief Guide! A FREE guide to help with relief care while the root cause is determined.
This guide is intended for safe relief while the ultimate or true cause is addressed. Refer to “Cause and Effect” in The Grand Purpose book, section two and section eight.
Why many symptoms are not included is because symptom-relief is not consistent, and/or symptom-relief is not safe. Many symptoms do not respond to relief care. The emotional connections are in the workbook (The Grand Purpose).
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