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Why I Always Like a Blood Chemistry

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Looking over questions I’ve answered for clients over the years, one thing stands out. It seems no matter what the question, the answer always ends with some version of, “Without a chemistry, you won’t really know for sure.” For example:

Q. What are your thoughts on drinking alkaline water?

A. Drinking alkaline water is indeed a means of alkalinizing. Yet it does this without truly addressing why your body is acidic…you put yourself at risk without knowing underlying reasons…only a chemistry will tell.

Q. I have a patient with alopecia and wanted to test her for toxic exposure.

A. Alopecia areata is now being recognized as a form of autoimmunity…As with all autoimmune conditions, it begins with a low protein status followed by exposure to a toxin…it’s important to have a chemistry done to see the relationship of toxins, protein status, autoimmune status and whatever else presents itself.

Q. I’ve heard about DNA testing where a drop of blood is put into some sort of machine and treatment is determined from the reading. Could this be a path to healing?

A. While this can be an excellent tool…it can also be misleading…even though everyone has the same basic information in their DNA…the signal that calls upon a particular bit of information is also affected by diet, lifestyle and the environment…only if the DNA interpretation is being done by someone who understands the environmental component to chemistry and gets the maximum mileage from a comprehensive chemistry…is the prospect hopeful.

Many of my readers already know why I think this is so important – but then again I still get these questions almost daily. So let me reiterate why a good chemistry evaluation is the foundation for the best quality health care you can provide to your patients.

No two people will ever have exactly the same blood picture. We are all made in similar fashion, but the body of each person is facing its own individual challenge. This is what we’re trying to discover with a chemistry.

The only way to determine the status of the six homeostatic controls and the protein threads that tie them all together is through the use of a chemistry, and the right one at that. It’s also the only way to get an idea of the footprints of toxic exposure that may be complicating the health picture.

Without a chemistry you can’t know the manner in which the body is handling stress, or how you might be able to support what the body is trying to do to win. Clients and patients ultimately want to get at real solutions for what’s happening in their lives – not generic solutions that “probably” will help them because they help “most” people. Ultimately, the right chemistry and interpretation offer the best way to support your clients and patients and achieve lasting success for them.

The bottom line: For anyone who desires only generic answers to how to correct or prevent this or that health issue, chemistry is unimportant. But for anyone seeking real and lasting health answers, or any doctor who desires to deliver real and lasting answers, the road to success will always depend upon the available data, which means getting a blood chemistry. Don’t go to work without it!

Toxic Oil Spill Illness: Not just “for the birds”

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Those who are volunteering to help in the gulf coast cleanup, as well as the people who live and work in the affected areas, are reporting symptoms of nausea, dizziness, headaches, vomiting and chest pains. While these symptoms are partially due to dehydration (typical of any outdoor work), they are largely due to breathing toxic air, chemical irritation and exposure to systemic chemical toxins.

If avoiding continued exposure is not an option, then it is important that you begin developing a strategy for cleaning up the effects that the spill can be having on you and your patients.

An important first step is to recognize the type of toxin you’re dealing with. In accordance with FRT, a comprehensive chemistry can reveal the Toxic Footprints of the toxic chemical groups you may be faced with.

Crude oil emits benzene and a multitude of other hydrocarbons that may cause low protein status. It also exhibits signs of solvent and general petrochemical exposure by raising serum triglyceride and other lipids. People who are thin will react to this the most, since the chemicals require fat to keep them away from the nerves and brain.

Oil dispersants, which in this case currently include Corexit 9500 and Sea Brat 4, may reveal themselves in chemistry as a very high HDL and low cholesterol/HDL ratio typical of pesticide exposure.

Getting these toxins out before they can result in neurological symptoms will require a working knowledge of the biotransformation mechanism, which you can learn and read about in Health Realities Journal. A copy of this, as well as the full Toxic Footprint and FRT series, is available at www.healthrealities.com.

Here are some immediate steps to detoxify and prevent symptoms from the toxic oil spill and oil dispersants:

First thing in the morning

  • Place a teaspoon of raw honey in the mouth and hold it there until it dissolves completely.
  • Empty two (2) 150 mg capsules of reduced glutathione under the tongue.
  • Wash down the honey and glutathione with glass of water to which lemon juice has been added.
  • At same time, take 2 grams of vitamin C and 700 mg bioflavonoid.
  • Make certain the bowels are open…no constipation.

About 3 times week

  • Have a high-fat meal. (Some great, healthful ways to increase the fat level of your meal are avocado soup or fresh berries with homemade real whipped cream.)
  • 30 minutes after each of these high-fat meals, repeat the above morning routine of honey, glutathione, vitamin C and bioflavonoid.