Why Am I Taking Supplements if I Don't Feel Any Different?

Do you know if your supplements are helping you or not when you don't feel any different? Some patients are at the brink of death, have cancer or other disease when they are referred to my office and I'm so grateful when profound change happens naturally.   One medical doctor said to my patient "It's a miracle that you're still alive". Within 4 weeks, his quality of life increased dramatically because of simple changes I started to implement with him.  These were simple strategies that allowed his body to heal on its own. But what if you don’t have many symptoms?  I applaud you if you are living preventatively! If you are not being proactive,  I wanted to encourage you so that you can save yourself a lot of money in the long run.  Did you know that health issues are the number one cause of money bankruptcy (BK)?  It can ominously pervade into every pore of your life causing relationship and emotional BK as well.

 “Did you know that your liver and your pancreas have to fail about 90% before you have symptoms? “

If you are like me, my temptation is too procrastinate about my health. Why?  Because I feel "fine".  Did you know that your liver and your pancreas have to fail about 90% before you have symptoms? Have you heard or know of anyone suddenly dying or being diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic cancer? One 48 year old women was diagnosed with 8-10 years to live even with chemo and radiation.  She educated herself and elected to take the “Science based Nutrition” approach. 12 years later, she is living vibrantly with complete cancer remission without chemo, radiation or surgery.

I would say that at least 90% of my patients are shocked with the amount of pills that I take, it's not a random thing that I do and I don't search the internet for which supplements I need to take, I use a science-based approach, analyzing blood, urine and hair to see what nutrients I need. So what do I feel when I take all the supplements? Sometimes nothing.  But then I reap results over time.  It's like if you plant a seed, does it become mature over night? No! It takes time for that plant, fruit or vegetable to grow into something beautiful that you can enjoy. Yes, if you have symptoms, you usually start feeling better if you persist! It could just be 2 weeks for some and months for some if they have severe imbalances

What is the difference between a medical approach vs a more comprehensive approach to health? 

If you take a look at the a medical approach to solving a disease, they say that these drugs treat the disease whether it would be cancer, heart disease or whatever, but does it really cure it? Before I did this work, my mom thought she had remission from breast cancer.   Remission, in the medical definition is no evidence of disease.  Classically, someone is in 100% remission if the disease does not come back in 5 years.   Well, my mom died 4 years after they said she was cured of the cancer.  It spread throughout her body and I watched her die in front of me from the cancer. I’m really sad I did not know how to help her get healthy back then. 

When I take a comprehensive approach, it’s not to treat a disease.  It’s to stack the favor in my odds by getting healthy. Questions I usually pose to my patients:

Q. Can you be healthy and have disease at the same time?

Q. Can you have cancer destroying your body and be healthy at the same time?

That doesn't make sense does it? I believe a healthy body fights cancer well! We've seen stage 4 cancer turn around by helping people get healthier.

“The reductionist approach is the “standard of care” in the medical field”

As an example of the reductionist philosophy, you go to your medical doctor for a symptom.  The doctor tells you need this drug. You swallow it and it gives you an immediate effect. The reductionist mindset only thinks about reducing the symptoms rather than address the cause of the symptoms.  Drugs have immediate profound effects to force your body to do something but also have collateral damage on your body. Every drug has negative side effects. So while I think its okay to take it for an acute emergency situation, I believe it's the wrong approach to dealing with a chronic health issue. Please make sure to analyze the cost/benefit ratio when deciding on any treatment. The reductionist approach is the “standard of care” in the medical field.

On the other hand, taking a “comprehensive” view of your body is much different then the “reductionist” approach.  Analyzing all the aspects that contribute to health are essential to tipping the odds of health to your side.  This involves factors like diet, lifestyle, environmental and even emotional well being.  It strives to balance your body with the goal of not only minimizing symptoms but preventing disease.

There is a barrage of information on the internet and it can be confusing.  I love using a simple, evidence based approach by looking deeper for causes that show up much sooner in blood, hair and urine analysis (ex for toxic heavy metals).  Once we know the root issues, we guide you through a comprehensive plan to get you healthy, and then retest periodically to check for progress.  This process has worked with hundreds of doctors who have helped thousands of patients over 30 years.  Confusion is eliminated.

“Remember, growing a beautiful flower, tree or healthy body for that matter takes time.  Persistence, discipline and following my recommendations will reap its rewards over your seasons of life”

Please don’t Procrastinate

I hope that you don’t have to go to a funeral or suffer unnecessarily with a disease to start getting healthy now.  I'm here to give you perspective. I see patients every day that gives me perspective everyday. This helps me to stay motivated and on track. I've also suffered with prior health issues that make me motivated as well. What's going to make you motivated? Is my coaching enough? You are ultimately the one that decides and I believe it starts with education. I have many articles on drkwik.com/blog to help you get started. Did you know that most of the people that follow a comprehensive approach are more educated? This is kind of dramatic but I think it brings home the point.  When I’m old, I don't want to have Alzheimer’s and forget my children or have them change my diapers while I’m drooling on my bed. I want to be active and alive, enjoying my kids and grandkids.  Is that possible? I believe it is.

 



Case Study on Beating Breast Cancer

ENJOY LIFE! FIGHT BREAST CANCER!

Case Study

In Just 2 weeks:

  • Tumor marker dropped 106.9 points

  • Patient refused Chemo & Radiation therapy due to outstanding results

  • Blood pressure shows improvement

  • Update: CA 27.29 has dropped to 19.5

Contact us now to get a get a free 15 min phone Consult to show you how.

*This case report showcases a real patient’s results using the Science Based Nutrition™ system of analysis, which takes into account hundreds of numeric data and their roles, combinations and inter-relationships as related to disease diagnosis. This patient is/was under the care of Dr. Van D. Merkle, creator and founder of Science Based Nutrition™, Inc. and is meant to serve as an example of results achieved using Science Based Nutrition™. Contact Dr. Paul Kwik to provide you with information on the Science Based Nutrition™ approach. Results will vary based on patient ability/willingness to follow the recommended nutritional protocols, among many other factors. Any suggested nutritional advice or dietary advice is not intended as a primary treatment and/or therapy for any disease or particular bodily symptom. Nutritional counseling, vitamin recommendations, nutritional advice, and the adjunctive schedule of nutrition is provided solely to upgrade the quality of foods in the patient’s diet in order to supply good nutrition supporting the physiological and biomechanical process of the human body.

Are You Willing to Do What it Takes to Beat Diabetes and Obesity?

Diabetes is a growing epidemic problem. In 2016 a recent study showed that our life expectancy is actually declining in the United States. Heart disease was number one cause of mortality, cancer was the number two cause and they determined through this study that diabetes is the number 3 cause. It's startling that the American diabetic Association says one out of every two Americans is either pre-diabetic or has diabetes. You can do something about it! Start by learning! Start by being frustrated enough that you're willing to create a new chapter in your life! Watch these videos below to learn more.

Top Six Things Contributing to Constipation

Please watch the videos, 3 parts, to get the full benefit of this. It has additional details, particularly about specific exercises.

There are many things that can contribute to constipation. It can be miserable especially if you have a history of it.

The most important thing is figuring out what is causing the problem.

There's some basic remedies that you should do on a daily basis. They are as follows:

1. Are you drinking enough water? Water is essential ingredient to life and makes up most of your body. So if you're not consuming proper amounts of water then you need to to do that. It has a serious effect on major health issues in the body. One patient called me and said she was feeling lousy. She was on my tailored Nutrition program to cleanse her body. I asked her if she was drinking enough water. She said no. Her symptoms cleared up once she hydrated herself. You want to drink up to 96 ounces per day depending on your body weight. I recommend drinking a quart of water for every 50 lb of body weight. 

2. Environmental Toxins https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2551954.

My observation is that every patient that has walked in for my Nutritional Consult has had too much heavy metals in their body. This can cause constipation. See ncbi reference above and do your own research as well. Toxic exposure is only getting worse as time goes on. Heavy metals, antibiotics, insecticides, pesticides, other pharmaceuticals & even radioactive uranium are in the water we drink and the food we eat. Please make sure that the water is purified either through a reverse osmosis or Berkey filtration system. If you are using bottled water, I recommend using Aquafina or Dasani water because I know that those are filtered with reverse osmosis. You can check other types of water by calling the company and asking if they use reverse osmosis. Personally, I use the Berkey filtration system which is 2 cents a gallon for the main filters and six cents a gallon for the fluoride/arsenic filters. I believe its the most effective at toxin removal while being the most cost-effective. Additionally, reverse osmosis takes away all the essential nutrients while the Berkey retains those. Minerals are in the same “family” as heavy metals, they all talk to each other and help “transport” heavy metals out of your body. Just search it up online and you'll see how critical minerals are for thousands of chemical reactions in your body as well.

Antibiotics in water and food. What is the most abundant in your body? Can you count to 37 trillion? That is how many body cells you have. What outnumbers the cells in your body? Can you count to 100 trillion? That is how many good bacteria are in your body. Your Digestive system hosts a majority of them. Antibiotics kill them! It's in food and water and can have residual effects today even though you had them many years prior! What does the good bacteria family do?

  • Helps with Depression by producing seritonin, the feel good chemical (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4393509/).

  • Helps with constipation (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4951383/).

  • Host of other things as well.

    The Bottom line; Filter your water, buy organic fruits and vegetables. Buy properly fed & treated animals which have been allowed to graze. If tight on budget, wash your fruits and vegetables with a cleanser as well as eat hormone and antibiotic free animal food sources.

3. Body Work

Body work would involve movement of the body at home and sometimes getting professional help, if needed. The body works by communication just like human beings need to communicate. Your body communicates through the brain and sends signals to the rest of the body to tell it what it should do and the body responds by telling a signal back to the brain using a feedback mechanism. Your vital organs communicate automatically through the autonomic nervous system which controls your stress and relaxation systems but it works through the conscious mind when your lifting something using muscles. Both of those require communication.

There's another set of communication pathways that happens on the skin surface called meridians (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25206574) . Acupressure without needles, which we do at our office, are ways to unblock short circuits of these communication pathways. I liken it to an orchestra singing a beautiful song and all the players are in perfect tune and harmony. These short circuits on the surface of the skin (meridians) or blockages of the actual nervous system (brain/spinal cord/nerves) can be helped with home treatment or if necessary, chiropractic care, or acupressure. This movement, song or dance, if you will, of your body through the nerves of the body and the meridians can be short circuited and cause your colon to be constipated.

When you're blocked, so many things gets affected.

  • Interference with the chemical processes of the body which can cause your body to starve!

    For example, if you are taking 5 vitamin pills per day,  if you have short circuits in the body, aka. Interference Fields (IF’s), your body’s needs can double OR your body may not be able to utilize them (malabsorption) —> your body will need 10 vitamin pills per day to get the same benefit —> waste of money and in the long run—> waste of health leading to cancer, Alzheimers, diabetes, etc.

    4. Food is a Factor

    For example fiber, the best source of fiber is from vegetables, whole grains and fruits. You want to have the fruits and vegetables with the fiber, which is the skin. Additionally, the skin has the most nutrients in it. So you don't want to take the skin off if you don't have to.

    5. Nutrients

    I often find that my patients are deficient in things like vitamin C, and the basic foundation nutrients like minerals/electrolytes. Calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, all the trace minerals as well, are critical to the health of your body and critical to constipation. For example, magnesium, allows the body to relax, including relaxing the colon itself. When your colon is contracted because not enough calcium or magnesium is there, you're constipated! Side note on Hypertension; magnesium allows the blood vessels to relax decreasing blood pressure. I sometimes have to prescribe one of the best acute remedies for constipation, Whole leaf Aloe Ferox. Whole leaf, not just the aloe gel is critical!

    6. Infection/Inflammation,

    I find that there's a lot of gut problems from infection and inflammation in the gut which would necessitate the need for probiotics as well as natural anti-inflammatory remedies. Getting a complete lab assessment will help me tailor what you need.

    If all the above does not work, Listening to your complete story, will help me to create your new Health story. It starts out by telling me about you. Feel free to fill out your information so I can send you a detailed questionnaire.

    Patient at deaths door

    One of my most recent patients was referred to by another patient. He was pretty much at death's door. After starting with me, the doctors said it was a miracle that he was still alive. He had been admitted to the hospital for a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was in a coma for one month and by the time he got here he was at 30% heart function, severely constipated and on narcotic drugs for pain, he wasn't getting any sleep, he had lost 30 lbs, and diagnosed with cancer and liver failure. To say the least, his life was miserable!

    We did the foundational lab tests on him, analyzed what he needed from the lab tests and started creating a new story for him! After he started my program, here is what happened in 1 month:

  • Heart function improved from 30% to 50%

  • Gained 20 lbs

  • Pain gone

  • Constipation gone

  • Thankful to me because he was able to enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas

  • Sleep improved 20%

    Not everybody is is at death's door when they come in. I'm hoping that you'll talk to me much sooner than that! It'll be easier for me and especially for you so that you don’t needlessly suffer.

    So those are the top things associated with constipation I hope you got benefit from this. Feel free to co

Diabetes and Obesity Busting Yummy Smoothies.

We all live crazy, hectic lifestyles, and I always encourage to take some time to plan so that you can be more productive. But part of that planning involves some alone time.  I think this is foundational to life. Especially in busy Southern California. So how do you eat on a busy lifestyle? Recently, we have just re-done our kitchen and moved a washer and dryer to the garage and it's been crazy. One project after another with a non-functional kitchen, our master bedroom was leaking so we have to sleep in the next bedroom so there's a project there. So we all know what it feels like to be busy. So how do I eat when I'm busy and still beat things like diabetes and cancer. My famous saying:

“We spend all our life building wealth and then at the end of our life we lose our wealth due to lack of Health”

One of the tactics that I use when I'm busy is I have a nice high powered blender like Vitamix or Blendtec. I make a smoothie for breakfast and lunch. For those of you that like to chew, you will have to be a bit more imaginative. Chew your smoothies! This helps stimulate digestive juices. I mix these ingredients into a shake and it takes me less than 10 minutes including cleanup.

Weight Busting, Muscle maintaining, Yummy Chocolate Creamy Smoothie

 See List of ingredients at end:
Organic Costco Spinach Filled to the top of blender with spinach.

Liquid - 3 to 4 cups, it could be pure filtered water with reverse osmosis or a Berkey filter, or unsweetened almond, coconut or cashew nut milk. If you are the Ideal Protein program, use water.

A healthy protein powder that has a complete eight amino acid profile which rebuilds muscle. Because if you're trying to lose weight you will lose muscle and you need a complete protein to rebuild that muscle. Otherwise, at the end of the program you will lose muscle pounds and therefore your metabolism will slow down—>  yo yo dieting.

I called a company that sold protein foods and had a few questions for them, they answered all my questions except the last one, does your protein have the full 8 amino acids in it….still waiting for a response…close to year waiting. Please don’t use cheap quality protein where your muscles can deteriorate.

I use Pure paleo protein Chocolate or Vanilla powder that is from bone broth extract of organic grass-fed New Zealand grass fed beef which tastes great in vanilla or chocolate.

You can also use Ideal Protein packets for extra flavor. But I want you to limit the amount of Splenda that you use. 

So now we've got the vegetables and the protein covered now you need the carbs covered if you're not trying to lose weight. You can add frozen organic blueberries, frozen organic strawberries, or other low glycemic fruits to your liking.  Google low glycemic foods and see what is best.  These foods have minimal havoc on your blood sugar levels. That's the carbs.

Now you have to add the good healthy fats and I think this is where most people fall short. Because they're scared of fat. If you take a look at all the ketogenic diets out there, there's a lot of research to back up healthy ketogenic diets for many diseases including epilepsy, seizures, Alzheimer's, and cancer. If you are on the Ideal protein program, fats are limited to 2 tsp a day of oil or 9 grams of fat daily.

I find our society falls short in the use of the oils. Either they fry vegetable oils that are not meant to be fried like vegetable oil or eat processed foods or they do home cooking with it. Anything that's in clear containers in the market with vegetable oil is already oxidized due to light and the way they process that oil with heat —> oxidizes oil (like rust to metal) and damages your arteries —> heart attacks, strokes, embolisms


I use “cold processed”, ultra high quality oils like Mixed Efas (anti-inflammatory) that tastes great and makes a creamy consistency.  Additionally, I only cook with oils and have high “smoke” points like, butter, ghee, tallow, duck fat, and coconut oil. Basically, almost all animal fats.  As long as you don’t combine a meal with high fats and high carbs you won’t get fat and get all the diseases of modern culture. Think of foods that plug up your arteries like donuts, french fries, pasta loaded with oil etc. Those are “artery clogging bombs”

Summary of anti-Stroke and Heart Attack smoothie

 *Strong blender like Vita-mix or Blendtec

 1. Spinach (organic from Costco) (fill to top of blender)

2. 2 to 4 cups liquid (water etc… see above). 2 cups per meal. 4 cups if making Breakfast and Lunch.

3. High quality, 8 amino acid, GMO free, organic, antibiotic free protein (20 grams/scoop). Ex. Pure paleo protein Chocolate or Vanilla powder $2.93/serving. I like chocolate better with the spinach. 1 scoop is 1 meal. Use 2 if preparing both Breakfast and Lunch

4. High quality oil (1 tbl).  Ex Mixed Efas, ($1.56 per serving) coconut oil (if you like the taste), even Kerry gold butter.  Avocados ($1.53/per small avocado at Costco -1/2 to 1, Use more oil if you are hungry before lunch time.

5. Enjoy!

 

 

How 1 drop of a Homepathic Remedy Can Change Your Life!

 

Hi, I am Dr. Paul and I was exposed to homeopathic medicine through a technique called field control therapy. I started taking The Graduate course a few years ago because of the testimonials that I was hearing using this technique and how it changed people's lives. It's basically causative Homeopathy. You can read it more about how a Nobel Prize Scientist validates Homeopathy.

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Neuropathy/Nerve Symptoms

 

1. Metabolic Testing Baseline:

    • cancer

    • autoimmune

    • inflammatory

    • heavy metals

  • 2.  Lifestyle:

      • sedentary

      • sitting

      • pedometer

      • FitBit

      • swimming

      • whole body vibration


 ·        3.  Dietary

  • alcohol

  • caffeine

  • high glycemic grains

  • artificial sweeteners

  • balance of omega-3 fats (salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines) and omega-9 fats (olive oil, olives, almonds, hazelnuts, avocados); avoid hydrogenated vegetable oils and fried foods.

  • olive oil, coconut oil, or macadamia nut oil at low heat.

  • high quality protein at every meal

  • Snack on vegetables, anti-inflammatory berries and small amounts of raw nuts, olives or avocado

  • PaleoBarsTM are also acceptable snacks for diabetics.

  • PaleoFiber®

  • healthy protein shakes

 

 ·        4.  Supplement Recommendations:

  • ·In addition to the core multivitamin/mineral Metabolic SynergyTM, 3 capsules two times per day:

  • ·PS 150 Brain Health (the ultimate Nerve) [1] 2 capsules per day

  • ·Acetyl-L-Carnitine (Memory [2] and Neuropathy) 2 capsules with breakfast and 1 with lunch (total of 3 per day)

  • · GLA 240[3] 1 softgel with breakfast, lunch and dinner (total of 3 per day)

 

  • 5.  Getting professional help

      • Cranial work

      • Chiropractic (Kineosio taping for Carpal tunnel, See below)

      • Acupressure

      • reflexology

[1] Ann Neurol. 1979 Mar;5(3):245-52.

[2] Diabetes Care. 2005 Jan;28(1):89-94.

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=gamma+lineleic+acid+and+neuropathy

 

Top 6 things to Take While in Ketosis (Losing Weight)

 

Hello, I’m Dr. Paul and I’m here to guide you on your Ketosis Journey! Whether it be weight loss, fighting cancer, fighting autoimmune rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus or multiple ailments, you will need to have a foundation for getting through and rebuilding your body back to health.  Ketosis can be a vital part of that. So let’s dive right in.

Number one are multivitamins(MV). Why do you need them? Mv’s rebuild the nutrients that are missing in your body. Why are they missing? Because there has been a hundred years of abusing our soil. Because of overpopulation, farms have been forced to overuse and abuse the soil so we can help meet the demands of the population. As a result, our foods are depleted of essential nutrients.

Obviously not all MV’s are created equal.  I’ve seen on Xray mv’s getting ready to come out the stool “whole”. It’s a complete waste of money! I've seen supplements that have a certain amount that says on the label but only have 50% of that substance in the actual bottle, some have 0%, that’s right, none of that nutrient was in the bottle.  That is why I always look for FDA/cGMP approved. I've seen supplements that haven't been tested for heavy metals which are extremely damaging to the body. Here's a link that you can go to to see how to pick the best supplements at a discounted cost. Multivitamins are your first link toward getting healthy through ketosis.

Number two are essential fatty acids(oils). Oils are an essential part of every cell of the body because the cells are made up of a fat membrane. Cells talk to each other via this fat membrane. As a result, when you don't have enough good oil, your body mis-communicates and suffers.  Top that off the bombardment of bad oils in our food supply. Bad oils are rampant and found mainly in fast foods and processed foods. You need to start reading labels. Most foods have canola oil or safflower oil or sunflower oil and worst yet, partially hydrogenated oils.  There's confusion on whether safflower and sunflower are healthy or not but put it this way, once they get oxidized, it’s like rust to the body. They become bad oils. It causes oxidation of cells which causes early destruction of cells, i.e. early aging. So oils protect our cell walls just like essential oils in all plants protect it from the Sun damage. In addition, there are a host of other functions including reduction of bad cholesterol and increasing the good cholesterol.  Not only does good cholesterol help cause vibrant physical and sexual health, it's also instrumental in reducing inflammation transporting heavy metals out of the body.

The next thing is electrolytes. What are electrolytes?  They are in water that has not been stripped of electrolytes which are basically essential minerals.  The ultimate consequence of continual deprivation of water/electrolytes is what? Yes death! Electrolytes performance numerous functions including, detoxification from heavy metals and you tend to lose more on a ketosis program like Ideal Protein.  The major electrolytes are calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium so we encourage sea salt. In the case of Ideal Protein, its 330 mg of potassium in just the Ideal sea salt that you sprinkle on your foods.

The next thing that we want to that are highly recommended is branched chain amino acids.  Why? Because that helps to rebuild the muscle that you lose on every weight loss program. Not all weight loss programs are created equal.  Some programs lose 50% muscle and that is scary. It’s terrible for your metabolism because it slows metabolism down. So you get a false sense of hope thinking, “Wow, I’ve lost weight!” But then at the end of program 50% of that you lost was muscle and your metabolism really slows down. So what happens when you get back to eating more carbs? Your body will go into yo-yo dieting. It'll just jump up with weight because your metabolism is completely wrecked. Therefore Branch chain amino acids helps to rebuild the muscle in order to keep the metabolism up.  Think of Arnold Schwarzenegger who is mainly muscle. When he is showcasing his body, he’s contracting those muscles. Is that easy to do? No, he's sweating up a storm because like all men, not only does he have a greater % muscle, compared to women, but he is a body builder. Therefore he will need more branch chain amino acids then you or me. So, they are essential in your weight loss program. I would even go another step to say they are essential when you get older as well because of muscle wasting when you get older. So the implications of Branch chain aminos are far reaching.

Fifth are enzymes.  Enzymes are critical for digesting food and digesting inflammation and infection in the food you eat.   Betaine HCL or hydrochloric acid are extracted from Beets. Thus the “Bet” in Betaine. Is your stomach acidic or alkaline?  It’s strongly acidic. Why is it acidic? It was designed to be extremely acidic to allow the body to digest the food and help make vitamin B12 from the intrinsic factor. No HCL means no Intrinsic factor → no Vitamin B12.  That’s not good! Tums and Prilosec suppress HCL production. Yes acid foods can cause unwanted symptoms for many people. I.e. Acid reflux. But the reason why is because you have too much lactic acid and deficient in hydrochloric acid.   Did you know that Betaine HCL was the first antibiotic before penicillin? Did you also know that you are given a certain amount to last throughout life?  If when you were younger, you ate a lot of processed foods, you will run out of HCL earlier in life which will cause things like acid reflux, indigestion, gallbladder problems and other digestive woes.  I know of 18 year olds losing their gall bladders because of junk foods. In a nutshell, hydrochloric acid rebuilds the stomach to help digest foods and fight inflammation and fight infection.

Last but not least are antioxidants.   I strongly recommend that for any program because as you're getting healthy, especially when you losing weight, your body's going to release extra “unwanted” fat from your body storage so you can lose weight.  Do you know what is stored in the fat? Toxins and extra hormones like estrogen. Estrogen builds fat in the body, can you picture a man with breasts from being overweight? Yes that is from excess estrogen! Well all that is going into the bloodstream when you are losing weight. That is also why it can change the menstrual cycles of women temporarily.  Because the bloodstream is so pure what is it going to do with all those toxins? How does it fight it off? Will toxins act like rust to metal. It damages cells. That is called oxidation. So the first thing the body wants to do is beat it with antioxidants. One of the antioxidants is called Ultra gamma E complex which is a powerful combination vitamin E product.

So those are the top 6 things that help your body to start getting healthier in your ketosis journey.  Please remember this and learn more here: If you are healthy, does it matter the name of the disease?




Top reasons why Bone Broth can be the Best Food on the Planet (7 min video)

 


Why is bone broth so healthy? You have to ask that question in light of where you're getting the source from. Watch this video to understand if the animal protein you are eating is healthy. If you're an animal that is cooped up or forced with injections of antibiotics watch this video. If you're not allowed to roam and graze and eat from the land, you're probably not healthy as an animal. So watch this video and understand why bone broth can be an essential part of being healthy. Does it matter the name of the disease of your healthy?


RECIPE FOR BONE-VEGETABLE BROTH

Bones, preferably from organic, free range and/or grass fed animals.*

7 carrots, cut fine

1 small bunch of celery, cut fine

1/3 bunch of parsley, cut fine

Large handful of spinach, cut fine

1 large Vidalia onion, chopped

2 T Apple cider vinegar
salt/pepper, to taste

Cumin and/or Turmeric, to taste

Ginger: great for healing the digestive tract (ex. Diverticulitis, etc…)

Fill a big crock pot or stock pot ½ full of bones (chicken, turkey, beef and/or fish bones). If using beef bones, roast beforehand for 25 or 30 minutes at about 375 F and then use them to make a stock.

Add vegetables. Cover bones/vegetables with reverse osmosis OR Berkey water. Add a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with the cold water to help draw out the nutrients from the bones.  Put it on high heat to bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat so it doesn’t do much more than simmer. Add spices.

Skim off the “froth” as it arises. Continue to add water as it evaporates.

Allow around 4 hours for chicken stock and a minimum of 6 hours for other, tougher bones.  If you have time, let it boil for as much as 24 hours for chicken and 48 hrs for beef bones. This time allows the bones to turn to Gelatin which has amazing curative properties as well as makes it easier to digest. The more it cooks the more minerals you’ll leach from the bones and vegetables.  Store in refrigerator to use as needed.  Drink it warm. 

 *Ask your local butcher for a carcass of chicken or beef bones (many call them “dog bones” or “soup bones”). Many local grocery stores sell “soup bones”. You can also keep all the bones from the meat you eat during the week in the freezer until you’re ready to use them. 

 

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Intro:

Do you think that the fruits and vegetables and other wholesome food we have today are the same as 100 years ago?

Are agricultural practices the same!

Do we rotate our crops?

Do ever give our soil a rest?

Do we load our crops with GMO and pesticides?

Are our soils rich with nutrients anymore?

If we have to eat 20 servings of vegetables to get the same nutrition as 5 servings back then, do you think it would be wise to supplement our foods with vitamins etc.?

I think a resounding yes!

Autoimmune disease like Hashimotos, which has recently creeped into my health, Lupus, MS, Adhd, autism, allergies, asthma are all increasing!

All that to say, I’m on this health journey with you and yes I take a lot of supplements based on pre and post lab testing to know which ones I need to be on as well as the ones I don’t need anymore. Yes, it’s a lot at first but as you get healthier, you need less and less. See the video above to get insights to make it easier for you.

Are Your Supplements Causing More Harm than Good?

Questions to ask Before Buying Supplements?

  1. Will they work for your problem or if you have bought them already, is it solving your health issue?

  2. Have your supplements been tested and proven successful as evidenced with scientific lab tests?

  3. Has your supplements been used in real life clinical experience from many doctors with 100’s of total years combined experience?

  4. Are they cGMP certified?

    FDA is becoming more stringent with supplement companies.  Those companies that don't abide, will close up shop!  GMP Certification (Good manufacturing Practices) was started in 2007.  GMP is the minimum that you should look for in a supplement.  It’s important to understand that GMP certification by itself may not ensure that the vitamin or mineral supplement you take will provide the benefits you’ve seen or heard advertised. But it can help to make sure that you are getting what you pay for in the bottle, and that it’s been handled in a manner that attempts to ensure your safety.    A study was done by Consumer labs (www.consumerlab.com) did a study on Valerian for 10 companies.   5 had the amount of Valerian it said on the label.  5 did not.   One had Zero Valerian!  Getting what it says on the label is where GMP is critical.

  5. Are they providing Certificates to disclose any harmful ingredients have been checked for?

    In a dedicated effort to secure  the superior quality and purity of our quality professional lines, raw materials and finished product lab documentation retention is a must to prove the standards required prior to giving them to our patients. In the interest of full transparency, all independent lab Certificates of Analysis are available upon request.

    The following is from one of our vendors that we trust:  Designs for Health:

    Certificates of Analysis & Raw Material Testing

    Our raw material vendors are measured against criteria designed to quantify the stringent quality parameters we insist upon. We purchase our raw materials only from those vendors who are able to meet our exacting requirements.

    Designs for Health maintains the following documentation requirements for raw materials:

    Certificates of Analysis (C of As) : Every lot must be accompanied by comprehensive vendor-supplied documentation of the material's identity, potency, and purity.

    Independent Laboratory Analysis: Providing an extra measure of quality assurance, all raw materials used in the manufacture of Designs for Health products are monitored for potential contaminants and tested for the marker compound quantities as defined on our label. Numerous analytical testing processes are employed, as applicable, including HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography) and FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy), to name a few.

    Finished Product Testing

    Our quality control process does not end with C of As and raw material testing. As an additional line of assurance, each and every Designs for Health product is analyzed for finished product content to confirm that the manufacturing process has resulted in a finished product that meets label claims.

Will Acne Ever Rule the World?

I'm sure it feels that way for some kids. I had my share of mild acne when I was younger and I have divots on my head to prove it.  Experience with my patients and children tells me that you can beat acne, as long as they do what I tell them to do. 

What is the cause of acne?  That's the million-dollar question. 
I believe there are  multiple reasons for this. Stress and Diet are pieces of the puzzle not to mention all the additional chemicals and toxic exposure in our environment that is more unprecedented today than ever before.

Action steps to take with Acne:

• Keep skin clean with safe and healthy skincare products free of hormone-disrupting ingredients and pore-clogging petroleum

• Change pillowcases often to avoid ongoing exposure to dirt and excess oils

• Try to limit hand to face contact to prevent the spread of bacteria and germs; carry Silvercillin spray to disinfect hands and surfaces

• Decrease flare-ups by countering stress with adequate sleep and relaxation

• Encourage elimination of toxins through sweating by exercising or using a far infrared sauna

Dietary Tips and Caveats:

• Limit or avoid dairy products, white flour, and sugar-laden foods and beverages

• Eat healthy high quality proteins including dairy-free protein shakes, such as PurePaleo Chocolate or Vanilla protein made from bone broth and delicious.

• Drink plenty of water to facilitate elimination of wastes.  1 quart per 50 lb body weight.  Pure Berkey filtered water or Reverse Osmosis water.

• Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, mackerel, halibut, ground flax seeds, chia seeds and raw nuts

• Eat a phytonutrient-rich diet of unprocessed whole foods, abundant in vegetables and fruits (preferably organic) that contain antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E

• Support blood sugar balance by avoiding foods that spike blood sugar such as high-sugar snacks and beverages (includes sodas and fruit juices); refined carbohydrates, and high fructose corn syrup; avoid excess sugar to prevent accumulation of the toxic by-product, acetaldehyde

Supplement Recommendations:  Strongly recommend blood work to test for dosing below and other Nutrients that may be needed. 

*You can click on each below to get more info”

AcnutrolTM capsules 6 capsules per day

Hylands ClearAc as directed on label

Probiotic SynergyTM Probiospheres 1 sphere per day with breakfast

OmegAvailTM Synergy 2 softgels per day with meals

Optional, if needed: Hi-Po Emulsi-D3 liquid 1 drop per day.   Strongly recommend blood work to test for Vitamin D dosing.  

Disclaimer:  THE DIETARY SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS OFFERED BY DESIGNS FOR HEALTH ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CONSUMERS AS A MEANS TO CURE, TREAT, PREVENT, DIAGNOSE, OR MITIGATE ANY DISEASE OR OTHER MEDICAL CONDITION.

The Next Big Thing in Kids Supplements

If you have kids, you know how tough it can be for some kids to swallow supplements. You know that they should be having their vegetables, vitamins and minerals.  Getting it down is another story. For certain kids, its very easy but for other kids it's like pulling teeth.

If your kids are healthy, does it matter the name of the disease?  In our age of Attention deficit, Autism, Allergies, Asthma, Exzema & Learning disorders, our sanity as a family can be greatly compromised. Here is a more natural way to help your kids with these conditions.

With all the above conditions,  the key is doing the appropriate testing and especially spending time with the family to get a full history.  This helps laser in on potential causes of the problem.  The bottom line is that "drug free" solutions don't mean a "hill of beans" if they can't swallow the solution. Here is a great site to give you hints on getting it into their bodies.

10-cunning-ways-to-hide-kids-daily-vitamins

If you are healthy, does it matter the name of the disease?

 

Does it make sense that if you're healthy that your body will be able to beat disease? I have seen this in my cancer patients, autoimmune patients, migraine patients, fibromyalgia patients, obese patients, diabetic patients, multiple sclerosis patients Etc. These patients are beating their disease by getting healthy following a science-based approach.

Whether you're 5 or 95 years old, your body was made to heal given the right internal body environment! But we can't see what's inside because we don't have X-ray vision. Using a science based approach, we can put our Superman X-ray eyes on and see what's going inside the body.

Science-based nutrition™, is a comprehensive analysis of your body's imbalances, by using blood testing for nutritional deficiencies as well as hair and urine analysis to determine mineral balance/heavy metals toxins.

Your body is wonderfully made! Like an orchestra that is in perfect pitch and tune, your body should sing a pleasant harmony. Ideally, the body synchronizes with essential nutrients, minerals & vitamins that produces a beautiful song of Health!

I have been using a evidence based, results driven approach with my patients for the past 10 years. In my drive to see better results with my patients, I'm always researching and am grateful to add a rich arsenal to my practice using Science Based Nutrition™.  Dr. Van Merkel developed this system and I'm thoroughly enjoying helping and giving hope to patients with cancer, MS, autoimmune and other conditions with this system.

Imagine your body talking to you.  What would it say?  Would it say "I have atrial fibrillation, migraines or cancer"? Whether it is shouting out with a group of symptoms or no symptoms at all really is a mute point when it comes to health.  How many people do you know that don't have symptoms the day before they get diagnosed with stage 4 cancer or other disease? Conversely, most of my patients came in here at their wits end with miserable symptoms. What is the bottom line? Symptoms or no symptoms, neither determines how healthy you are.

The body does not care the name of the disease, it just cares about getting healthy.

We don't treat the disease. We treat the whole YOU! In fact, does it matter the name of the disease when your healthy?  

Feel free to peruse these case studies which:

  • Utilize objective testing to measure progress.

  • Consist of 100% drug free solutions.

Fibromyalgia

Case Study-Coming soon

In Just 2 months:

  • More energy

  • Anxiety and stress reduced

  • Walked one day for the first time in years without a cane

  • Lost 20 lbs

  • More hopeful

Alzheimers Disease

Case Study

In Just 4 months:

  • Memory improving

  • Anxiety and stress reduced

  • Able to concentrate

  • Sense of humor returning

  • No longer depressed

  • More animated

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Case Study

In Just 3 months:

  • Right knee completely healed

  • Increased energy

  • Off all medications

  • No joint pain or stiffness

  • Grew 2 inches and gaines 10lbs

Anxiety & Poor Concentration

Case Study

In just 2 months:

  • Night sweats nearly gone

  • Increased energy

  • Excessive hunger under control

  • No depression symptoms

  • Off all 5 medications

Breast Cancer

Case Study

In Just 2 weeks:

  • Tumor marker dropped 106.9 points

  • Patient refused Chemo & Radiation therapy due to outstanding results

  • Blood pressure shows improvement

  • Update: CA 27.29 has dropped to 19.5!

Crohn’s Disease

Case Study

In just 3 months:

  • Digestion under control

  • No nausea

  • Fingernails are healthy and strong

  • Dermatitis gone

  • Increased energy

Chronic Skin Rash

Case Study

In just 3 months:

  • Triglycerides dropped 88 pts

  • Cholesterol dropped 43 pts

  • Vitamin D levels optimal!

  • Better Energy/Stamina

  • Glucose dropped 13 pts

Kidney Cancer

Case Study

In just 6 months:

  • No longer needs inhaler

  • Tumor has nearly stabilized

  • 56 year old patient felt as good as he did at age 30

Liver Cancer

Case Study

In just 3 months:

  • Cancer marker PLUNGED from 4,163 to 128

  • Patient can sleep through the night

  • Off 2 medications

  • Multiple Liver Pulmonary Nodules gone

  • No growth in other nodules

  • Reached a healthy weight

Lung Cancer

Case Study

In just 3 months:

  • Triglycerides down from 227 to 151

  • Immune system strong

  • Cancer markers steady

  • Glucose level down from 113 to 99

  • Chronic cough virtually gone

Menopause & Insomnia

Case Study

In just 3 months:

  • Night sweats gone

  • Weight stabilized

  • Hives gone

  • Stopped taking Xanax

In just 9 months:

  • Anxious feelings dissipated

  • Appetite returning

  • Blood pressure back to normal

  • Hot flashes significantly improved

  • Shakiness subsided

  • Off all medications

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Case Study

In just 2 months:

  • Off all medications

  • Infections cleared

  • No more pus-like discharge

  • No more boils

Multiple Sclerosis

Case Study

In just 5 months:

  • Can walk up/down stairs

  • More independent

  • Off all medications

  • Vision improving

  • Able to walk on toes

  • Increased energy

Parkinsons Disease

Case Study

In just 4 months:

  • No shaking

  • More energy

  • Can go jogging

  • Less stuttering

  • Started preaching again

  • Emotions under control

Parasites

Case Study

After parasite cleanse:

  • Fever gone

  • Hormone problems resolved

  • Off all medications

  • No sensitivity to light

PSA/High Cholesterol

Case Study

In just 3 months:

  • Lost 22 lbs

  • Off Cholesterol Medication

  • Decreased/Stable PSA

  • Blood Pressure Improved

Rosacea, Chronic Fatigue & Poor Digestion

Case Study

In just 4.5 months:

  • Rosacea gone

  • Better digestion

  • Memory and concentration improving

  • Increased energy

  • Diarrhea subsided

  • Anxiety significantly reduced

Viral Warts

Case Study

In just 3 months:

  • All warts gone

  • Lost 45lbs

  • Increase in energy

Are Your Supplements Causing More Harm than Good?

Questions to ask Before Buying Supplements?

  1. Will they work for your problem or if you have bought them already, is it solving your health issue?

  2. Have your supplements been tested and proven successful as evidenced with scientific lab tests?

  3. Has your supplements been used in real life clinical experience from many doctors with 100’s of total years combined experience?

  4. Are they cGMP certified?

    FDA is becoming more stringent with supplement companies.  Those companies that don't abide, will close up shop!  GMP Certification (Good manufacturing Practices) was started in 2007.  GMP is the minimum that you should look for in a supplement.  It’s important to understand that GMP certification by itself may not ensure that the vitamin or mineral supplement you take will provide the benefits you’ve seen or heard advertised. But it can help to make sure that you are getting what you pay for in the bottle, and that it’s been handled in a manner that attempts to ensure your safety.    A study was done by Consumer labs (www.consumerlab.com) did a study on Valerian for 10 companies.   5 had the amount of Valerian it said on the label.  5 did not.   One had Zero Valerian!  Getting what it says on the label is where GMP is critical.

  5. Are they providing Certificates to disclose any harmful ingredients have been checked for?

    In a dedicated effort to secure  the superior quality and purity of our quality professional lines, raw materials and finished product lab documentation retention is a must to prove the standards required prior to giving them to our patients. In the interest of full transparency, all independent lab Certificates of Analysis are available upon request.

    The following is from one of our vendors that we trust:  Designs for Health:

    Certificates of Analysis & Raw Material Testing

    Our raw material vendors are measured against criteria designed to quantify the stringent quality parameters we insist upon. We purchase our raw materials only from those vendors who are able to meet our exacting requirements.

    Designs for Health maintains the following documentation requirements for raw materials:

    Certificates of Analysis (C of As) : Every lot must be accompanied by comprehensive vendor-supplied documentation of the material's identity, potency, and purity.

    Independent Laboratory Analysis: Providing an extra measure of quality assurance, all raw materials used in the manufacture of Designs for Health products are monitored for potential contaminants and tested for the marker compound quantities as defined on our label. Numerous analytical testing processes are employed, as applicable, including HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography) and FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy), to name a few.

    Finished Product Testing

    Our quality control process does not end with C of As and raw material testing. As an additional line of assurance, each and every Designs for Health product is analyzed for finished product content to confirm that the manufacturing process has resulted in a finished product that meets label claims.

Why is there a Prop 65 Warning Label on this product?

This is a frivolous warning label from California Proposition 65.  My family and I take products with this label because its safe.  Please read below.

1. Proposition 65 is a California law that requires a warning on any products containing qualifying
levels of over 800 substances, such as pesticides, heavy metals, and even Vitamin A at certain
levels.
2. The reason some of our products contain this warning is due to the presence of lead above .5 mcg
per recommended daily dose or per serving. This affects less than 15% of our products.
NOTE: The highest per serving lead level found in any Designs for Health product is less than
you might find in a 4 oz. serving of lettuce.

3. We use the purest ingredients available, but lead is everywhere in our environment and is
impossible to avoid in many natural, plant-based ingredients. That’s because lead is found in the
soil where the plants are grown and, therefore, it is present in virtually all plant-based foods.

Examples of lead content of common foods as reported by U.S. FDA
(These foods would require a Prop 65 warning if they were dietary supplements)
Median Highest found
Food mcg/serving mcg/serving
Lettuce, leaf, raw 0.57 1.59 4 oz. serving
Spinach, fresh/frozen, boiled 1.47 7.03 4 oz. serving
Bread, cracked wheat 0.68 2.38 6 oz. serving
Sweet potatoes, fresh, baked 1.59 7.26 4 oz. serving
Fruit juice blend (100% juice) 0.85 2.38 6 oz. serving
Data from US Food & Drug Administration
Total Diet Study - Market Baskets 2006-1 through 2008-4; Market Baskets 1991-3 through 2005-4
The fact is – most foods found in the produce section of the grocery store, along with many other
healthy foods such as nuts, fish, wine, and many others – would require a Prop 65 warning label if the
law was uniformly enforced.

Does a Prop 65 warning mean the product is unsafe?


1. No. As the State of California’s own Proposition 65 website states, “A Proposition 65 warning
does not necessarily mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or
requirements.”
2. The FDA’s Recommended Safe and Tolerable Daily Diet Lead Intake for adults is 75 mcg. 
• This is 150 times the amount that requires a Prop 65 warning, and yet is considered safe by
the U.S. FDA
3. The FDA has established 750 mcg as the amount of lead that is known to cause health problems.
• This is 1,500 times the amount that requires a Prop 65 warning
An Industry-Wide Issue
This issue affects all companies that make nutritional supplements. The fact that some companies
selling in California are not adding warning labels to their products does not mean their products are
free of lead. Some companies may not be aware of the law; some have apparently chosen not to
comply
; still others have been sued or are currently in litigation with the state of California regarding
their failure to comply with the law. 
Since consumers have the right to be informed, and even practitioners are subject to the law and
subject to fines for failure to comply, DFH has chosen to add warning labels to any affected products, 
thereby informing consumers and protecting all parties involved. 

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