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Joel Fuhrman – Eat for Health

Dr. Fuhrman’s scientifically proven system, Eat For Health, enables you to finally conquer your cravings and food addictions, while steering your taste buds toward healthier food choices. Medical research proves that this is one of the most effective weight loss method ever studied. But be aware of the side effects…you may experience reversal of diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, and you will feel better than ever before!

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In this two-book set, you are introduced to Dr. Fuhrman’s high nutrient diet-style, with four phases of meal plans and fantastic recipes. Start where you are comfortable and progress at your own pace or jump right in to phase four to maximize weight loss and optimize the therapeutic effects for disease reversal.

Book One of Eat For Health, the primer, teaches you how to transform your thinking about health and disease. Book Two of Eat For Health, the menu planner and cookbook, gives you a step–by–step plan for making this manageable for you and your family. Plus with over 100 great-tasting recipes, you’ll be amazed at how satisfying healthy food can be!

More About Eat for Health…

Dr. Joel Fuhrman is one of the leaders in holistic nutrition and how to use diet to heal. I love doctor Fuhrman’s work because it accomplishes dietary principles and goals that I already believe in. These include eating plant-based or mostly plant-based foods, eating generous amounts of fresh greens and other vegetables, as well as fruits, berries, nuts and seeds, and other nutritionally dense plant foods.

Special emphasis is given to choosing foods that have a high ratio of micronutients, or non-caloric vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients to calorie ratio. He takes this to a whole new level by assigning all foods an ANDI score or Aggregate Nutrient Density Index. For instance, let’s say you eat a salad. You take some iceberg lettuce and dump some gross store bought salad dressing from a plastic bottle on it and it contains various artificial ingredients and the primary high calorie component is soybean oil from GMO soybeans. The iceberg lettuce itself has almost nonexistent levels of micronutrients so essentially you are putting calories in your body from GMO soy oil with virtually none of the many healing micronutrients that healthy plant based foods come with. This salad would have a very low score for nutrient to calorie ratio because of using foods with a low ANDI score, yet people eat them all the time thinking they are “being so good with their diet today for eating a salad”.

As Dr. Fuhrman explains, the whole things was so devoid of nutrients that from a health standpoint you may as well have just drank the cheap salad dressing. On the other hand if you make a salad out of darker greens and lettuces, and then put a nutritionally dense homemade salad dressing made from things such as blended nuts and seeds, avocados, and healthy vinegars and herbs, you have drastically enhanced the healthfulness of that salad. Not to mention the fact that eating the first salad described is gross once you get accustomed to eating a real salad.

Other principles Dr. Fuhrman teaches besides choosing highly nutritious foods are how to prepare them in a way to preserve those nutrients and concentrate them, eating more raw foods, and creating delicious meal plans.

Although not everyone thrives on the same diet, I highly recommend this diet or some modified version of it for anyone with Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, vascular or heart disease, high blood pressure, migraines, and many other health conditions. This is a good base diet plan. Here are a few modifications to make it even better for you as an individual:

1. If you are very thin the complete avoidance of all oils might not be best for you at this time because you need the calories. Someone underweight can benefit from high quality healthful oils like flax oil, olive oil, coconut oil, organic butter, and high quality fish oil.

2. The diet allows small amounts of dairy like skim milk, and large amounts of gluten in the form of whole wheat. It is likely that someone who is really trying to heal may want to avoid these and find alternatives like non-gluten grains and bread, and plant based milks like rice milk, coconut milk and others (please no soy milk).

3. While doctor Fuhrman’s diet could revolutionize American health and the obesity epidemic with all its problems like high blood pressure, his strict avoidance of salt is not needed for someone with Adrenal exhaustion, fatigue, and low blood pressure. Some healthful salt like Himalayan salt added to this diet would be fine in those cases. In fact most people could add a little salt to this diet and it would be OK., but never let salt become your main seasoning. Your taste buds will progressively desensitize to the salt and you will eat more and more. I believe in limiting salt and instead using a wide variety of healthful spices. A healthy diet doesn’t need to be bland.

4. Some people are fast oxidizers. They burn fat and protein quickly and need lots of if for their metabolism. These folks would do better not going completely plant based or vegan, but instead adding some high quality grass fed organic meats into their diet and also focusing on plant foods that are high in protein.

More About Dr. Joel Fuhrman…

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Dr. Oz show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly. Dr. Fuhrman’s own hugely successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health and Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution bring nutritional science to homes all across America.

Dr. Fuhrman’s #1 New York Times best-selling book, Eat to Live, originally published in 2003 (Little Brown) has sold over 1,000,000 copies and has been published in multiple foreign language editions. In October 2012, Super Immunity (HarperOne) reached the New York Times best seller’s list and in January 2013, The End of Diabetes (HarperOne) became his third New York Times best seller. His latest book, Eat to Live Cookbook (HarperOne) debuted at #1 on the New York Times best seller list in October 2013, one week after its release. In addition, Dr. Fuhrman has written several other popular books on nutritional science which include: Eat for Health (Gift of Health Press), Disease Proof Your Child (St. Martin’s Griffin), Fasting and Eating for Health (St. Martin’s Griffin) and the Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Handbook and ANDI Food Scoring Guide (Gift of Health Press).


~ Jack Miller CTN

Ted Danson on Mercury Poisoning from Seafood

Check out the commentary by Ted Danson and some of the nation’s leading experts in the increasing dangers of methyl-mercury in seafood.

Healthy Lifestyle and Natural Detoxification Therapies

What are some of the natural detoxification therapies that chronically ill people use to feel better and get better? Just a short list are coffee enemas that detoxify the liver by the stimulating effect of the caffeine absorbed into the liver via the portal vein system. Liver flushes and gallbladder flushes that help purge toxic bile, bile sludge, and stones out the liver’s biliary tree, common bile duct, and gallbladder (bile is the green fluid that the liver secretes onto food exiting the stomach. It is also the primary avenue for the excretion of toxic metals, chemical, and other fat soluble toxins that can make you feel sick if they accumulate to excess).

Other detox methods include bowel cleanses and probiotic and beneficial bacteria supplementation, sauna, especially ozone sauna (see the lab evidence we just posted on that page). As well as a wide variety of homeopathic,  nutritional, and herbal detox protocols.

When people with many of the modern illnesses like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, and the numerous other “syndromes” or inflammatory and immune system problems do these and other natural therapies, they often time notice very significant improvement in their well being. Such that they may want to do these therapies over and over again or daily. At that point friends and family may start to label the behavior “neurotic” or maybe just make some other observation of concern that something is amiss. It may not be meant in a negative or derogatory way, it may be genuine love and concern. After all, they want’ there family member or loved on to have a good life and don’t understand why they have to keep “detoxing” all the time.

Is it possible to become compulsive or obsessive about detox therapies? Yes of course it is possible and any chronically ill person who engages these therapies should exercise caution. What caring friend and family may not understand though, is that there can be a real physiological need here that the sick person is trying to meet. It is not all in their head. There detoxification system is broken and if they don’t detox they feel quite ill. Their color and complexion, and mood, and overall sense of well being take a dive when they don’t detox. They become dependent on these therapies just to feel normal, or even to not feel normal, but to at least not feel horrible. It can be a real problem. They may receive criticism for doing all that “natural detox” but the consequences of not doing it are feeling like death. I am not kidding here. Having been there before I can say I look back on that period of illness and my natural detox therapies were a lifeline at that time.

So what’s the solution? I mean no one ever thought when they were healthy they would have such a close friendship and be best pals with a sauna and a stainless steel enema bucket. No one in their right mind ever really plans for such a way of life, and anyone who is living that way should should have a healthy strong desire to get free from dependence on these. It is no way to live long term. This is where lifestyle comes in………..


Very often times, if the one doing all these therapies could buy out some of that time to make more lifestyle changes, they could gradually discontinue their dependence on natural detox therapies. If you do a lot of detox just to feel better, then the long term solution  may be a matter of time economy. Detoxification therapies are designed to tweak your body’s natural function and make it do what it is supposed to do so that you can feel better. A key question is why are you having to force something work that ought to work on it’s own??? Lifestyle changes such as drastically improving the nutritional density of ones diet along the lines of doctor Joel Fuhrman’s twin book set “Eat for Health” significantly enhances the body’s ability to detox and maintain a bowel that is not so toxic without doing any natural detox therapies.

Exercise too, that is, consistent daily exercise, will gradually and powerfully enhance detoxification, drain congested lymphatic fluid , improve liver function and appetite, and strengthen the body in ways that a coffee enema never could.

Other key pillars of health are healthy emotions such as gratitude, joy, love, hope and minimizing fear, guilt, anger, and despondency. Things that often come with illness. If one can change these entrenched negative thinking patterns it can truly effect detoxification as well as every other function in the body in a positive way.

And lastly,………………. sleep. Yes good old ZZZZZZZs. It is underrated as  a health benefit in our artificial light and electronic entertainment driven world. according to Traditional Chinese medicine,  the gallbladder and liver meridian cycle between 11 PM and 1 AM. If you are awake you don’t detox well at these times.

In the upcoming Integrative Lyme Solutions Medical Conference in Dallas I will be presenting a PowerPoint presentation that has a depiction of these above mentioned pillars of health in a way that an artist friend of mine, created very well for me based on the instructions I gave him.

In the end, to get well one must make the lifestyle changes. It is time economy. If you do detox therapies all day you will not have adequate time to do these more important lifestyle changes.             ~     Jack Miller CTN


Dramatic Evidence of How Tiny Amounts of Mercury Destroy Brain Cells


To learn about how we can help you remove mercury from your body cells with the powerful ozone sauna therapy, please go to these pages:  Ozone Steam Sauna and  Laser Energetic Detox


Press Release: Heavy Metal & Weight Loss Program

Heavy Metal Poisoning Could Be Interfering With Your Weight Loss Program

Las Vegas natural health clinic offers detox programs to assist with losing weight

HENDERSON NV – May 13, 2013 - Tried every weight loss program and fad diet on the market but still being harangued by the excess poundage? It may come as a relief to know that certain substances in your body could be preventing you from shedding that annoying layer of fat. Despite your valiant efforts, accumulated heavy metal deposits may severely impair your trim physique.

The condition, known as “heavy metal poisoning” indicates that a person has absorbed unacceptable levels of foreign metals. These include lead, cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel, arsenic, uranium, and aluminum.

Although these metals are toxic to the human body, exposure to them is quite common. We ingest them through canned food, refined grains, contaminated water, soft drinks, instant coffee, meat, and especially through seafood and fish consumption. They are absorbed as airborne contaminates through our lungs and skin from cigarette smoke, fungicides, pesticides, some plastics, inks, paints, solvents and fabric softeners. The silver fillings that reside innocently in our teeth are proving to be serous sources of mercury exposure.

The presence of these metals can lead to numerous health issues, including the inability to lose weight. Specifically, the lack of a healthy thyroid gland influences retention of fat cells. There is scientific evidence showing that lead, cadmium and mercury impair thyroid function. In this case, no amount of dieting or exercise will make a difference to an individual with a sufficiently affected thyroid gland.

Inhibiting healthy thyroid function is only one way that toxic metals could impact weight loss. These toxins also directly poison and inhibit the mitochondria, or the little fat burning furnaces inside our cells.

Ironically, toxic heavy metals are stored in our fats cells. The very things we want to be rid of are the culprits blocking the way. Fortunately for Las Vegas and area residents, a local natural health clinic offers remarkable solutions for ridding the body of toxic metals that hinder weight loss.

The Henderson office for Natural Health Sciences of Arizona, LLC is owned by Jack Miller, Certified Traditional Naturopath. His comments regarding heavy metal detoxification are hopeful for people that have failed to lose weight, no matter what.

“The natural modalities we use in the clinic combine homeopathy with a cold laser to assist individuals in eliminating the various toxins that we all accumulate in our bodies from living in an industrialized country. Once the body is rid of harmful foreign metals and other substances, it can return to its normal homeostasis. Although we don’t specialize in weight loss, we have seen some significant results with clients that had almost given up on weight loss programs.”

Mr. Miller’s protocols are designed to energetically identify heavy metals on a case by case basis. Heavy metal poisoning affects more than weight loss – it is a serious health problem and should be approached with concern.

Plant based and Vegan recipes

As many of you who have consulted with me may know, I am a big fan of plant based and Vegan eating for cases of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and several other conditions that have shown to be benefited by reducing or eliminating animal protein. Joel Fuhrman M.D., Neal Barnard M.D., and Collin Campbell the scientist who did the China study are some of my faves as far as educators on this type of diet and also they have excellent recipes for delicious vegan food. (I am not a vegan yet. I still like some deer meat now and then. My goal is to be a 6 day a week vegan and then eat some high quality animal protein once per week) Vegan-ism is associated with some very strong social views and that is not my purpose here. The purpose here is to truly examine this diet for it proven health benefits and to share recipes. Some of my client are really taking the bull by the horns with these type diets and I invite them to please post recipes for all to benefit from. Thx, Jack


Food & Nutrition Project

This is a report for a food and nutrition project I did while in college. I read the food and nutrition labels on foods available in local grocery and health food stores. Then I created similar recipes to make my comparisons.

For my course project I chose to make homemade soup, homemade buckwheat bread, and a frozen natural treat similar to ice cream, although without any dairy or sugar in it.

The naturally processed foods that I chose that were similar to these three homemade foods were Amy’s Organic lentil soup, organic sprouted whole grain bread by Food for Life, and organic So-Delicious nondairy frozen dessert.

Finally, the conventionally processed equivalents where Campbell’s Chunky sirloin burger soup, Wonder white bread, and Walgreens brand cookies and cream ice cream.

For the ingredients to the whole food, organic meal I went to the Safeway here in Kingman, Arizona first. There I purchased some organic ground beef and I also purchased some organic carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, and some frozen organic corn and organic spices.

The Bread

For the ingredients to the homemade bread and the frozen natural treat I headed to Natural Planet, which is across the street from Safeway. There, for the bread, I purchased some whole buckwheat to grind into flour in my Vita-mix, some organic dates, organic eggs, and some Rumford, aluminum free, baking powder. And for the frozen treat I purchased frozen, organic, mixed berries, organic raw almonds and pecans, Frontier maple flavoring, and some white stevia powder by NOW brand.

To begin cooking the whole foods I decided to make the organic, whole grain, buckwheat bread first. The total time required for making the bread was 15 minutes of preparing the bread, plus 35-40 minutes of baking time.

I began by putting the buckwheat into the dry ingredients container on my Vita-mix and grinding the buckwheat until it was a fairly fine flour. I took 4 cups of this and mixed with a half of a cup of chopped dates, and also stirred a tablespoon of baking powder in with this and a half tsp of sea salt. I beat 3 of the eggs into a liquid with a cup and a half of water and poured this into the dry mixture and stirred just enough to blend and poured it into an oiled, glass, bread baking container.

The oven had been preheated to 400 degrees and I baked the bread for 15 minutes at this temperature and then reduced and baked another 20 minutes at 325 degrees. This made a loaf of buckwheat, date bread. Delicious with some organic butter, apple sauce, or almond butter on it. The buckwheat bread that I made had richness and a density to it that the Ezekiel bread did not have.

The Ezekiel bread did have a better flavor, was yeast bread, and had a lighter texture. One slice of it contained 80 calories. It contained 5% of the total daily value of carbohydrate, 8% of the total daily value of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and was low fat.  It contained 75mg of sodium and 80mg of potassium as well as many vitamins and trace minerals.

The Wonder white bread by comparison was also low fat, and that is about the extent of the similarities. The Wonder bread had about the same amount of carbohydrate, but significantly less protein. This is no doubt because natural, whole grains that still contain the germ contain much more protein, but this is processed out of white bread. Whereas the homemade bread and Ezekiel bread where excellent fiber sources, the Wonder bread had 0% of the daily value of fiber. The Wonder bread was “enriched” with vitamins and minerals.

A quick scan of the things added showed that cheap, low quality vitamins and minerals were used such as ferrous sulfate, a poorly absorbed iron supplement that causes constipation, Haas 2006. The Wonder bread also had numerous food additives that an individual would be better off not putting in their body, including added gluten, high fructose corn syrup, and numerous chemical additives, preservatives, and dough conditioners. Overall then, this is obviously not a healthy bread, in addition to being tasteless.

The Soup

The homemade soup took about 20 minutes to prepare all the ingredients before placing them in the water to boil. The soup required that I brown the lean organic ground beef in a large iron skillet. I then took out the blood that came out but I saved the very small amount of fat since it was organic. To this I added the chopped onions, and celery and stir fried these with the meat. Once done I placed this in a large broiler with about 3 quarts of water. I then added the carrots and potatoes and brought this to a boil, reducing the heat to a simmer.

After about 30 minutes I added the corn and cooked this about 10 more minutes. Finally, when this was done, I added the organic spices I had purchased, namely onion powder, Cajun seasonings, and paprika. This homemade soup was the best tasting of the 3 soups. Soup from a can can’t compare to soup from fresh ingredients. The canned soups, of course, only required being placed in a pot and heating.

The Amy’s Organic lentil soup had 150 calories per serving and the Campbell’s sirloin burger had 180. The carbohydrate and fat content were about the same but the Campbell’ had significantly more protein. The Campbell’s had 6 times more saturated fat. Although both soups tasted fairly good, the Amy’s brand soup was obviously a healthier choice. The Amy’s soup contained all organic ingredients like the homemade soup. On the other hand, besides using the unhealthier conventionally raised beef and vegetables, the Campbell’s soup also contained bleached flour, monosodium glutamate, and hydrogenated cottonseed oil, yum!

The Frozen Treat

For the frozen treat I took the frozen, organic berries first and put them into the Vita-Mix liquid container with a cup of water and blended them into a liquid. I then began to add almonds until the mixture was blended into a consistency of thick mud. I then added a tsp of Frontier maple flavoring and a tsp of white stevia powder. I then began adding ice until the mixture was about the consistency of ice cream. After it was blended smooth, I stirred in some chopped, roasted pecans.  In the past I have also stirred in various chopped, organic fruits, but strawberries are the best. The end product was a delicious and low calorie frozen treat. No, just kidding, with the blended nuts this homemade “ice cream” contains quite a few calories, but healthier ones.

The So-Delicious, soy ice cream was rather bland tasting, and had no richness, likely due to its low fat content. It had about equal calories to the Cookies and Cream, Walgreens ice cream per serving, much less fat, but more sugar. The sugar in it came from organic brown rice syrup, cane juice, and potato sugar.

The sugar in the Cookies and Cream was from dextrose and corn syrup and this junk food ice cream contained hydrogenated oils, and numerous artificial colorings, flavorings, and preservatives. It tasted good of course, but after a spoonful it went on down the garbage disposal. I offered it to a friend, but they declined.

All of the more naturally processed foods contained significantly fewer overall ingredients than the processed foods. The ingredient list for the naturally processed bread, soup, and ice cream listed one half to one third the overall number of ingredients compared to the junk foods due to far fewer additives, and the homemade foods had the least amount of ingredients overall  due to no food additives whatsoever.

Food and nutrition are important elements in a healthy lifestyle. Remember to read the food and nutrition labels on food before you buy it! ~ Jack Miller CTN

Haas, Elson M. (2006) Staying healthy with Nutrition, pg 196. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts

Lyme Disease & Natural Medicine

This is a comment made by Jack Miller CTN after providing a natural intervention for a client with Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is reversible with good natural medicine. It is quite difficult to do, but this client, as well as others who have come to see me and stuck with the protocol, have gotten better. There are still improvements she can make in her health. The goal with good natural interventions for Lyme disease is to get people over the worst of it and then help them to implement healthy lifestyle changes that will keep them healthy from then on.

Why is it that conventional medicine fails so badly to help people with Lyme disease? Here are some reasons.

One: Doctors fail to diagnose it. The most common antibody lab tests for it are prone to be false negative. To truly rule out Lyme disease you should also do a Western Blot IGM, and IGA (comprehensive antibody test), PCR (which looks for the Lyme spirochete’s DNA in your blood), and LUAT (which looks for fragments of the Lyme spirochete in your urine following antibiotics). You can ask your medical doctor to order these for you.

Two: The root causes are poorly understood. The notion that you only get Lyme disease from a tick and if you take antibiotics right away you are safe doesn’t hold water. There are many people who got bit by a tick and immediately got on antibiotics and still developed full blown Lyme disease. There are also others who test positive for exposure to Lyme disease, who have never taken antibiotics and yet they remain healthy with no symptoms of the disease. What is going on?? Clearly, most people are healthy enough to keep this bacterium in check, whereas those who develop the chronic condition are typically in weakened state before coming in contact with the bug. At the International Lyme Disease conference in 2002, research was presented showing that almost 99% of chronic Lyme disease patients have significant, cumulative, heavy metal and chemical poisoning weakening the persons immunity, and that this is one reason the person can’t overcome the infection. Frankly, this is an area where natural medicine excels. Most medical doctors do not acknowledge this toxicity, and wouldn’t know what to do about it if they did. Basically what all this means is that one component of long term recovery is helping those with Lyme disease to eliminate the stored chemical and heavy metal toxins they are overloaded with and to avoid future exposure to these.

Three: Most drug interventions cause as much harm as good and fail to effectively kill the Lyme bacteria and multiple co-infections. The Lyme organism is very hard to kill. It can randomly morph back and forth between spirochete (corkscrew form), cell wall deficient form, and cyst form. Many antibiotics kill only one form so it simply changes into a different form while you are taking those meds, and when you discontinue them it rapidly reverts back to that form again. Also, by the time one has chronic Lyme disease, multiple co-infections are there; for the same reason that the Lyme disease can’t be fought off: a weakened host that can’t fight off bugs. To effectively recover, then, one needs to address all these microbes and the Lyme bacteria in all three forms, with natural supplements that are capable of killing these bugs without adding to the person’s toxic load. It is also necessary to pulse the herbs in precise ways to encourage the Lyme in cyst form to revert to its more vulnerable adult forms.

Other things to consider are Bio-films, the need to vigorously support drainage of the Lymphatic fluid, and detoxification organs to deal with the die-off reactions of microbes, long-term immune system support, improving microcirculation, and numerous other things which can’t be covered here. The point here is that Lyme disease is complex and multi-factoral and this is why effective interventions often elude both medical doctors and alternative practitioners alike. Many of the causal chain factors that leads the person into a chronic illness were happening long before the exposure to the Lyme spirochete; it was just the final straw that broke the camels back. Of course once a chronic illness bears it’s ugly head, it is human nature to seek an easy out. I certainly did. But the reality is that there are no simple solutions to Lyme disease and those who are searching for this are truly wasting their time. To explain that last statement a little better, consider the unhealthy pattern that many persons with Lyme disease and related chronic ailments like CFS and Fibromyalgia get into. They read or hear about some new quick fix, miracle water, berry juice or whatever other new multi-level, miracle product is the latest rage, and they take the product in hopes of a cure. Then at some point in the future they realize that they are still unwell and then hear of another new miracle product and start the cycle all over again. It’s not that these products have no value, since some obviously do, it is simply that unscrupulous product companies virtually always blow the value of their products and therapies way out of proportion and promote them as stand alone cures. They do this because it works; it sells more product. It also misleads people and satisfies there desire to believe that there is a simple solution to a complex and scary problem.

You can get well from Lyme disease; many have done so. But sadly, this goal eludes most sufferers. While some individual are bouncing from miracle product to miracle product and continuing many of the unhealthy lifestyle choices that got them sick in the first place, others such as my client above are learning the lessons that Lyme disease has to teach, rolling up their shirt sleeves, and doing the work that is required to be well again.

Jack Miller CTN will present at the Integrative Lyme Solutions Conference in Dallas, TX on June 21-22, 2013. For more information click: Integrative Lyme Solution Conference

The benefits of Integrative medicine:conventional and holistic

At their best, conventional medical diagnostics methods can be lifesaving and precise, but unfortunately, no system of looking into the human body to determine what is happening has ever been created that doesn’t miss things. Especially is that true with many of the new epidemics like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia where people feel horrible, but their labs look “beautiful”. In my own case I suffered a fair share of insults by doctors who scribbled diagnostic codes such as malingerer, and hypochondriac because they arrogantly assumed “If I can’t find something wrong, then nothing can be wrong.” You might illustrate it this way:  if the captain of a submarine looked through his periscope to the West horizon and saw an enemy naval destroyer, he would immediately dive and take critical actions. But what if he looked over this West horizon and saw nothing and gave the all clear? Would his crew really be safe? He is only looking in one direction. There is still the East to consider and a torpedo may be bearing down at that very moment. It is the same with medicine. Their periscope looks in one direction so to speak. In my long journey back to health I met both good and not so good medical doctors. The better ones were compassionate and at times acknowledged “you are obviously ill, but I don’t really know what the cause is, we’ve looked at everything”.  Others doggedly asserted that I was in perfect physical health. To pronounce that someone who has lost dramatic amounts of weight, is pale, can’t sleep, is in very bad pain, and doesn’t have enough strength to function in day to day tasks is in Perfect health is akin to peering through a telescope and asserting all is well without looking in the other direction. It isn’t logical. It’s as if to say “There have never been any double blind studies to prove that this East you keep talking about is actually real”.  It is looking through a one directional periscope.

This is not to say that holistic methods of peering into health are full proof or perfect. They of course are not. Chinese pulse diagnosis, muscle testing, electodermal screening, live blood analysis and other methods can be great at choosing  natural methods to aid healing, but no method covers all bases. That is why Integrative systems can be so good. You get the best choices of both conventional and natural methods and in an ideal situation the medical and holistic practitioners can work together in unity. Granted, this is rare. Recently a woman came to me with some alarming symptoms. I gave her some recommendations for natural supplements and a few cleansing therapies and she reported feeling much better, but she had not seen a medical doctor in over 30 years. Each time a saw her I urged her to go get basic testing done with a medial doctor. She finally decided to follow my advice and went to see a medical doctor. Right away he began insulting her and criticizing her for seeing a naturopath. Yes, that’s right, me the trained Traditional Naturopath who is certified through the ANCB and the one who had urged her to go see this guy in the first place. He insulted her and attacked what I do as worthless. Nonetheless, I don’t regret urging her to get some conventional lab work done, and after tiring of the insults she left this guy and found a good doc. When someone distrusts doctors so much that they haven’t been to one in 30 years, it is a shame that the first guy they see fulfills every bad stereotype in the book on the first appointment.

So you see there are adversarial relationships between many medical and alternative practioners and that is unfortunate since it doesn’t serve the interests of those trying to get well. If I had been exposed to skilled naturopaths and homeopaths from the get go it could have made my recovery faster and cheaper as well. As it was, I spent very large amounts of money seeking conventional care and finally turned to natural medicine out of desperation when conventional medicine failed. Of course this was the mid 90′s and things are better now. Clinics with Medical doctors working alongside trained and skilled alternative practitioners (peacefully) are becoming the type of clinic that is in high demand in many metropolitan areas.   Jack

Understanding the process of heavy metal detoxification and how LED assists this process

In my upcoming Spring newsletter I will be providing laboratory evidence that when people use the ozone steam sauna, the gray spots that they sweat out onto the towels are in fact loaded with cadmium, lead, nickel, arsenic, uranium, and mercury. Thing about it is, the six people whose towels were sent off to labs were just average Americans and some of them were going out of their way to lead a “healthy” lifestyle . Results like these show that there is a pandemic of toxic metal poisoning in our country causing all sorts of symptoms. At a medical conference that I attended in LA 12 days ago doctor Deitrick Klinghardt MD, a renowned holistic physician, presented evidence that while cancer increase has somewhat leveled off, there has on the other hand been a drastic increase in neurological diseases in the United States of late. Autism is at the forefront of that increase. To ignore the role that fat soluble toxins like pesticides, solvents, and heavy metal have in these conditions is foolish. The brain and  nerves are mostly fat and these are fat soluble neuro-toxins. They accumulate in and damage nervous tissue and neurons and children are especially vulnerable. While Autism Spectrum disorder is one of a parent’s worst nightmares, could it be that many of the less severe behavioral disorders that so many American children are dealing with are also related to the poisoning of our environment, and cumulative toxic metals in the delicate brains and nervous tissues of these children? If this is the case then certainly more and better drugs are not the answer.

Laser Energetic detoxification is another powerful tool that NHS of AZ uses to assist the body’s natural elimination of heavy metals and chemicals.  In order to benefit from it you need to understand a little bit about the nature of cumulative chemical and heavy metal poisoning. Most metal poisoning is cumulative. That is, you slowly accumulate say for instance mercury, lead, arsenic, nickel, or aluminum because you are being exposed to an amount that is greater than your body’s biochemical ability to excrete that metal. There seems to be a wide variance in that ability of individuals to excrete. In my own personal experience there seems to be  a drastically higher number of red heads, natural blondes, fair skinned, and blue eyed people who develop symptom and diseases related to poor detoxification and excretion (there are exceptions). Anyone who has been around a group of chemically sensitive patients who have developed Multiple chemical sensitivity knows this, that there will be mostly red heads and blondes in the group. It seems to be a pattern.   MCS occurs after people become loaded with heavy metals and chemicals to the point that their body begins reacting violently to these as a protective mechanism. It can be a devastating disease and is a sign of how we as a society have poisoned ourselves.

So…………you don’t want to have one of these conditions or neurological diseases and you certainly don’t want your child to develop Autism. Detoxification is Key.  But what is reasonable to expect from detoxification? Well one has to consider that these toxins may have been accumulating your whole life. In fact, likely even in Utero. Again remember that there are gigantic variations in the ability of individuals to excrete. A mother with genetic and ethnic inabilities to excrete fat soluble chemicals and heavy metals may be prone to accumulate heavy metals and pass these toxins to her fetus along with the same genetics that makes it hard for that child to excrete. Thus we see the explosion of Autism taking place in our country. Some heavy metals, like mercury, have a 20 year half life in the brain. That means that it takes 20 years for a person’s natural excretion to eliminate 50% of it. Keep in mind that this is a population average. If you excrete more slowly it could take even longer. This is the reality of the situation. Speeding up and assisting this process can be a critical step to maintaining wellness and preventing future development of brain, nerve, and neurological diseases.

It is known that chelation can drastically increase this natural process of the excretion of heavy metals.  A chelator like DMSA, EDTA, DMPS or one of the many algae based metal binders is simply a chemical that goes into the body and binds with the lead, mercury, or other toxic metal and pulls it out of the cells or area where it is lodged and it goes into the urine or bowel to be eliminated in the toilet. Persons with severe toxic metal poisoning may need  to chelate several time a week for a year or more. In that year they may make excellent progress toward reducing their heavy metal burden and make significant gains in their health. This is where the laser energetic detox comes in. Brilliant physicians like William Lee Cowden and his associates have for many years been trying to figure out how to speed up this process. Homeopathy is a mainstay and giving homeopathic nosodes is standard practice. That is, if a person has Lead poisoning, they give them a remedy made from lead to stimulates lead detoxification. The LED protocol is an advancement over that process. How does it work?  Or some may ask, does it work at all?

Here is just one example Lee Cowden MD presented at the ACIM medical conference in LA that I attended 12 days  ago: A 7 year old boy with Autism Spectrum disorder was given 4 urine chelation challenges with heavy metal binders and chelators once a month for four months. What this means is that the doctor gave the Autistic child doses of two chelating substances that are known to go into the body and bind with mercury and other brain damaging heavy metals and pull them out into the urine. A urine collection for 6 hours was taken each time  to measure the amount of mercury coming out in the child’s urine.

When the heavy metal chelators were given the 4th month, only one thing was changed: the Homeopathic Laser Energetic Detoxification was used this time. A homeopathic mercury vial was prepared and used. This time there was a drastic increase in the amount of mercury being excreted by the Autistic child. The amount of mercury being excreted in the urine is measured in ug/g of creatinine. (the latter is a predictable marker for urine concentration).  The results were:

Month one: 2.3 ug of mercury

Month two: 4.5 ug of mercury

Month three: 3.4 ug of mercury

Month four: 33 ug of Mercury (note the drastic increase in mercury excretion after the Laser Energetic Detox was added to the chelation dose)

This child of course had a ways to go. It will require more chelation to finally get the levels of mercury down to where they need to be, but you can see how LED can speed this up. Although Laser Energetic Detox is a new and exciting protocol and we are still trying to understand it, evidence like this continues to accumulate rather rapidly. Other practioners are having amazing results.

So is Laser Energetic Detoxification a miracle cure? No, there is of course not such thing. It is just a tool. But it is proving to be an excellent natural modality as the above information brings out. If you have chosen to use it as part of your health protocol, what is reasonable to expect? Will it blast all of the toxins out of your body in 24 hours. No. Remember, some fat soluble toxins have a 20 year half life in the brain. Chelation can reduce that to 6 to 12 months and that is provided you don’t take more of that poison in. When you come in for a LED scan with either the ZYTO or ASYRA devices, if energetically you show significant amounts of mercury, lead, pesticides, or some other persistent toxin, you will need to address where you might be exposed to this toxin and then engage in a chelation protocol with realistic expectations that are based on the realities of physiology. That is: heavy metals do not come out of the body quickly or easily, but good natural therapies can speed up the body’s natural excretion process. If you understand the realities of how the body excretes these toxins (or fails to) you won’t get overly discouraged because you have to repeat an LED for a toxin several times. It is not abracadabra, it is an attempt to speed up, drastically if possible, the body’s excretion process. In my experience, those who stick with it and do the number of recommended LEDs  finally clear and their follow up scans will show this. If a person does multiple LEDs and does not clear, then you are looking at a person who can’t detoxify well and they really need to be conscientiousness of the need to support their body’s natural detoxification or they are looking at some more serious problems down the road. If you are healthy and don’t even have to ever consider such matters, that is fine. That is great for you (but I doubt people like that ever even read articles like this). If on the other hand, you or a loved one suffers from health issues related to poor detoxification then take courage, people are getting better.  Those who don’t bury their head in the sand and accept the work they have to do to survive a toxic world are in fact recovering their health and thriving. Knowledge is power. It is the purpose of NHS of AZ to continue to disseminate this knowledge.