Saturday, April 19, 2014

How We Heal

It doesn't matter if our MD, or our Chiropractor or our Naturopath or our Acupuncturist tells us we are sick, probably sicker than we realize some serious changes need to be put in place, then a proactive regimen must be in order. We are captain of our ships and need our Doctors as lighthouses to help us navigate to safer shores. To assume the Doctor is the commander and to place all in their hands to carry you over the threshold is folly. We must be informed, awakened to what WE can do. How many of us get informed, do the research and care enough to know every detail?

Auto immune responses are the prelude to the devastating diagnoses we all hear about. 

The other day Dr asked me "What do you think the largest organ in the body is?" My sure-footed medical training urged me quickly to respond. "The Skin!"  Well I was wrong.

He spoke out, "The Cell Membrane!"

So why isn't this vital information indelibly written in my brain? Because we study microbiology and it is just one more thing to memorize for the tests. But as of the last years much has been scientifically revealed about the cell membrane and how VITAL it is. It is the gateway to whether we will be sick or in health. So the protocol is to "Fix the membrane and the body can heal itself."

What has been discovered is that the body needs to be supplied with specific lipids ( phospholipids). It is the life raft for the cells over run with toxic waste. We can all agree that the Standard American Diet suffers from beneficial fats. The Low Fat diet is an insult to the biologic. Our brains are composed mainly of fat so why deny the very molecules of fat that heal?

We all studied about the mitochondria in the cell. Did you know that now there is a fast growing disease called Mitochondrial disease that has no answers for treatment? It is affecting our young. There are certain lipids that make up the mitochondria's membrane and when that membrane is damaged, it loses its battery charge thus impairing the flow of protons and electrons across the membrane. What then do we have? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome!

There are key questions to ask yourself if you wonder if you have cell membrane damage:
1. Are you lacking in 6 servings of organic fruit and vegetables in your diet?
2. Any inflammatory symptoms that end their name in "itis"?
3. Heart or Cardiovascular symptoms?
4. Ongoing aches and pains?
5. Risk of or ongoing diabetes?
6. Diminishing eyesight acuity?
7. Age spots- brown spots on your skin?
8. Premenstrual syndrome, menopause symptoms or other hormonal imbalances?
9. Senior moments of forgetfulness or memory issues?
10. Fatigue, hypothyroid symptoms or feeling chilled?

We ask ourselves where on earth does all the inflammation come from?

Antibiotic use that changes the gastrointestinal microbiome, GMO foods, toxins, food additives, toxic environment for starters. Fast food for 30 yrs used trans fats and it is thought to be a primary culprit of cell membrane damage. They clog the membrane and have already been proven to be the major cause of heart and CV disease as well as hormonal dysregulation that leads to the big C. Margarine was a big fool of Mother Nature and altered fats in the diet.  How many of our Mothers used "Imperial Margarine" to bake with? Mine did!
Pesticides is a big contributor to inflammation in the cells. You may say you do not have the gardeners spray anymore but what about your neighbors spraying? And your workplace? Pesticides change the electrical potentials across the membranes. On top of which the liver cannot detoxify quickly leading to neuro diseases like MS and Parkinsons, including brain dysfunction such as anxiety, depression, faulty hypothalamus. Big Pharma has plenty of meds to address that. How many people are on antidepressants or anti anxiety pills? Our own son told me most of his co-workers in the computer industry are on all kinds of prescription drugs to bring them up then down! Pesticides across the globe is truly a mark of the beast.

GMO- Genetically Modified Organism - is the food we grew up with. Organic is the food most probably our grandparents and great grandparents enjoyed. Now we are facing the increasing concern with buying the right food in the right grocery store. Now over 85% of all corn products in the U.S. are GMO.  That is found in breakfast cereals, popcorn, ketchup, barbecue sauce, canned corn, grits, tortillas, chips.  Here is some trivia:

Non GMO corn contains 437 times more calcium, 56 times more Magnesium and 7 times more Manganese.

GMO corn was found to contain 13 ppm of glyphosate  compared to zero in non GMO corn. We have come to understand glyphosate is the ingredient in pesticide, herbicide spraying and Monsanto's Round up. It also contains high levels of formaldehyde, 200 times more than the amount found toxic to animals! I hope you all remember that formaldehyde is embalming fluid! Make sure you never buy the nail polish with that ingredient.

The EPA standard for glyphosate in our water supply is 0.7ppm yet we have documented data that in animals the standard at 0.1 ppm creates organ damage!

Back to Cell Membrane Balance. It is the key to healing. Not the hormonal therapy, the thyroid drugs, the insulin for diabetes, not the steroids.  Simply giving the cell the nutrients it desperately needs.

When the cell membrane is warped, damaged and inflamed, the receptors just do not work effectively. Hormones interact at the cell membrane receptor site and need to "dock" there. If damaged, the hormones run freely in circulation thus causing more trouble. With free running estrogens we see cellular proliferations in the endometrial lining and breasts giving rise to breast and uterine cancers. The cause continues to be unchecked with giving estrogen drugs. One side effect of that is heart disease. And why do we have a huge rise in infertility?

Diabetes should never be. If the mitochondrial membranes that regulate glucose cannot and because it also is about the free radical process and ATP energy we have a disease process in motion. If the distress is corrected, a major part of the glucose imbalance equation is solved. But what we have in reality is hundreds of billions of dollars funding the cure to diabetes via toxic drugs.

What does the Mitochondria need?
It requires oxygen, glucose and a host of Citric Acid Cycle nutrients like Co-Q 10, acetyl carnitine, B vitamins, alpha ketoglutarate, lipoic acid etc just to make ATP chemical energy. ( Remember the Kreb cycle in school science studies?) With insulin resistance the mitochondria cannot make the ATP needed, and inflammation levels rise, glucose is stored as fat, smooth muscles are thickened and the arteries elevate Blood Pressure.

Cholesterol is vital to the cell membrane. Did you know that a lack of beneficial cholesterol  (cholesterol sulfate form ) is heart disease? Cholesterol repairs the heart's mitochondrial membranes! This is why statin drugs do more harm than good. When we see elevated cholesterol on the blood tests it is the body's attempt to repair damaged cell membranes!

When Dr. Cart tests your body, he will evaluate if your system is ready for accepting the supplements that repair cell membrane.

excerpts taken from Membrane Rejuvenation Therapy by Dr. Jack Tips
Research report Systemic Formulas #14

Bettye Cart

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Your Adrenal Glands

Feeling a little tired or anxious? Having trouble with sleep? Time to look to Adrenal Function.

Quick anatomical and physiological description:
The adrenals are two small glands weighing 3-5 grams and located just above the kidneys. They have a high rate of blood flow per gram and a high Vitamin C content per gram in the body. The outer zone is called the Cortex and accounts for 80-90% of gland secreting your steroids (cortisol, DHEA-S and aldosterone). The inner zone called the Medulla comprises of 10-20% of gland and secretes catecholamines (epinephrine and nor epinephrine). Remember the three main adrenal stress hormones are :

Symptoms of Adrenal Gland Problems

  • Alcohol intolerance
  • Anxious/Nervous/Irritability
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Chronic pain
  • Craving for sweets
  • Dry and thin skin
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Food allergies & sensitivities
  • Headaches
  • Heart palpitations
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Low body temperature
  • Mental depression
  • Poor memory
  • Premenstrual tension


A normal rhythm for the adrenal glands would be highest secretion in the morning and lowest in the evening.  This is called the circadian rhythm. Anything that disturbs that rhythm can be influenced by
mental/emotional, biochemical and physical stressors.

How can you evaluate your adrenal glands function?

If you have a hard time rising in the morning or have a low energy throughout the day, as well as poor blood sugar regulation you may have abnormal adrenal function. Your cells are having difficulty producing energy. If there is reduced tissue repair and increased tissue breakdown, you may have muscle and joint wasting with chronic pain.

If the morning cortisol levels are elevated we do not build well and prone to osteoporosis. Stress is the enemy of the bones especially in women.

Various immune cells ( white blood cells) cycle in and out of the spleen and bone marrow. The immune system follows the cortisol cycles so if there is disruption especially at night, the immune system is adversely affected.

It has been known that short and long term stress suppresses the immune response to the lungs, throat, urinary and intestinal tracts. This can reduce the surface antibody - secretory IgA. Thus, resistance to infection occurs and allergic reactions are said to increase.

If you have sleep disturbance it may mean your cortisol levels are high interfering with REM sleep. If chronic, it can cause reduced mental and physical vitality and subsequently depression.

Higher cortisol levels also interfere with normal regeneration of skin health.

At the cell level, the cortisol level controls your thyroid hormone production. If symptomatic there may be poor adaptation of the adrenals.

Think about your diet. Within 30 minutes after consumption gluten grains can create allergic responses in the body, especially at the gut. 20%  ( or more as of late ) of the population suffers from this. If the intestine becomes inflamed, cortisol increases and DHEA decreases.

(excerpts from Pure Prescriptions re: Underrated Adrenal Glands)

Lab tests that check cortisol levels:  adrenocorticotrophin stimulation test
                                                      corticotrophin releasing hormone test

Those tests show if the adrenal gland is secreting adequate amounts of cortisol.
Dr. Cart does evaluate the adrenal gland function via Nutritional Response Testing using select remedies. Muscle strength is an adequate design to check the body's intelligence for what it needs to restore normal function. Sometimes it becomes much more complex as other glands enter into the bigger picture. This is evaluated in detail during Nutritional testing.

NOTE WELL: Licorice be it in herbal compounds or tea or as candy, stimulates the cortisol levels, causes a rise in blood pressure as well. The Medical community warns against any pregnant woman eating licorice. Licorice is also known to cause heart irregularity. It causes a drop in potassium levels. Patients are told not to eat licorice if on blood pressure pills, diuretics, estrogens, heart meds. The reasoning may be that it interferes with detox of drugs via liver. (excerpt via WebMD)

Bettye Cart

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Gluten Intolerance: A Review

What Is Gluten?

Gluten is not a protein itself but rather a protein composite, composed of the proteins glutenin and gliadin (in wheat), secalin (in rye) and hordein (in barley), which are elastic proteins in the protein family known as prolamins. This unique protein composite is insoluble in water and comes from the endosperm (see the accompanying picture) within the seeds of grass-related grains.

Gluten's Origin: Endosperm

Gluten intolerance school site makes reference to three distinct categories.
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity
Wheat allergy

Celiac is a disease process whereby the proteins in the gluten trigger the immune system to over-react with strong unusual antibodies. These antibodies wear down the villi that line the intestinal walls. The villi are responsible for nutritional interaction absorbing vital nutrients. When that cannot happen, the villi slowly is destroyed and an inflammatory process begins. This is associated with leaky gut syndrome where undigested proteins and toxins move thru the wall and into the bloodstream. Sometimes, a nasty gluten intolerant rash occurs.

Wheat allergy is different. It is a histamine response to wheat, much like a peanut allergy. It is a type 1 hypersensitivity. Many feel this reaction right after wheat is eaten and stomach discomfort occurs. It involves certain white blood cells to respond to immunoglobulin E. ( IgE)

Non-Celiac Gluten sensitivity was defined by the medical community as of 2011. Tests for celiac and wheat are negative ( in the medical modality only, not in the Nutritional Response testing modality that is performed by Dr. Cart) This definition is the result of combined theories that if the protein is removed from the diet and slowly re-introduced when health is improved, then the sensitivity was there but eliminated. This definition is new to the world of gluten sensitivity so the evaluations are ongoing. What is true, is after a Nutritional Response Testing program has been maintained for a period of time, certain food substances can be re-introduced without reaction, i.e. eggs, oats going to wheat free gluten free oats, or those allergic to rice may be able to tolerate rice once again. This is the importance of monitoring and clearing toxins, metals, chemicals, foodstuffs that are reactive for a period of time.

15% of the population is gluten intolerant. Remember, this is data formulated. We can only wonder how many people have these symptoms and do not find help. Silent symptoms can go on for years!

1. Compromised digestion: gas, bloating, pain, cramping, nausea, diarrhea or constipation ongoing. Inclusive of children who have these symptoms after eating. Malabsorption caused by gluten.
Children who present a stunted growth or a failure to thrive biology.

Dermatitis Herpetiformis Symptoms

Dermatitis Herpetiformis Rash
Dermatitis Herpetiformis symptoms typically first appear in the early years of adulthood between 20 and 30 years of age. Patches of very small pink to red blisters initially appear on the back of the neck, buttocks, back and other extensor surfaces. It can be distinguished from other skin conditions by the extremely itchy sensation caused by the disease, leading a patient to have a very strong desire to scratch the affected region. On some occasions, the itchy sensation appears well before the blisters begin to the form. The blisters are full of a watery substance, and the blisters may weep in more severe outbreaks. Dermatitis Herpetiformis is one of the more tangible and visible gluten allergy symptom.

2. Keratosis Pilaris. small bumps on the outer side of arm and back and sometimes forearm as allergic responses to foods
3. Fatigue and brain fog, lactose intolerance, especially after eating gluten foods. We see this often in people who have to go to sleep immediately after a meal.

4. Hashimotos thyroiditis, dry hair, brittle nails, severe hair loss, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis diabetes, Graves disease, as example of auto-immune diseases. There are so many that exist and no reason or cure is offered by most medical Doctors. We know this because we assist a family member with a very rare immune suppressed disorder into a Doctor's office and we get the same response directly from them. All they can offer is steroids which are wonderful in life saving situations but intrinsically damaging in chronic conditions.

Why this happens is still a mystery. While some combination of genetics, toxins (environmental triggers), drugs, bacteria and viruses are believed to be at the root of most autoimmune diseases, the medical community still can’t predict or explain the exact trigger for most diagnosed autoimmune diseases.
5. The neurological system off balance. Dizziness. This is sometimes seen as ataxia or uncontrolled motor movements.

6. Hormone imbalance, PMS, infertility, hypoglycemia.

7. Migraine headaches ongoing interrupting a normal lifestyle.

8. Chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia.

9. Inflammatory process ongoing in joints, fingers, knees, hips.

10. Mood swings, anxiety, depression.

Another main concern in our practice is gluten sensitivity in children. We see successful results in our children patients and then look out at the world of children who cry and whine until the parent gives them a treat, children who have outbursts inappropriately, children who have stunted growth because their intestine is not absorbing nutrients, children who are depressed with sullen eye stares, children who have continual rashes, eczema or unexplained lesions, children who break down and are in Doctor's offices frequently with colds and sore throats, children who will not eat whole food but prefer the sugary, glutenized carbs. We all know these type of kids. We see them in the markets, amusement parks, Church, schools, playgrounds. We see the interaction between their parents and we see the control issues. If we do not create a fence of protection around these children, giving them nutritional support before they reach a point of serious trouble, our legacy will be broken. The basic truth is that our world is inundated with toxins, dead food resources, fast food places on every corner, unsafe food practices in select restaurants, tired parents from working, being rushed and not interested in preparing a wholesome meal. We need to be conscious, awake and alert to what is happening in front of our eyes. The temptations and distractions of unworthy food is the lure. It is a a temporary satisfaction with long term liability.

Adults with the above symptomology need a course in education and this is possible through all internet links regarding gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity. We applaud our patients and the parents of our little patients who have designed a better life for themselves and are dedicated to long lasting health. However, they all know this. It is putting on armor and taking a defense stand. It is taking the time to read ingredients. It is making food fun that is nutritious and kind to the body. It is waking up.

Thank you Gluten Intolerance School link for your invaluable additions to this blog!

Bettye Cart

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

For Christmas this year one of my presents was the book called Beyond Positive Thinking by Dr. Robert Anthony. The good Doc read it and wanted to pass it on. I am absorbing a few pages each day because it is filled with the metaphors we all love to interpret. Here is a page I will share as my New Year gift to y'all.

"The Universe is like a river. The river keeps on flowing. It doesn't care whether you are happy or sad, good or bad; it just keeps flowing. Some people go down to the river and they cry. Some people go down to the river and they are happy, but the river doesn't care; it just keeps flowing. We can use it and enjoy it, or we can jump in and drown. The river just keeps flowing because it is impersonal. And so it is with the universe. The universe that we live in can support us or destroy us. It's our interpretation and use of the laws that determine our effects or results.

We can only receive what our minds are capable of accepting. We can go to the river of life with a teaspoon, and someone else may go with a cup. Someone else may go with a bucket, and yet another person may go with a barrel. But the abundance of the river is always there and waiting. Our consciousness, our ideas, our frame of reference and our belief system determine whether we go to the river of life with a teaspoon, a cup a bucket or a barrel.

If we are impoverished in our thinking and have gone to the river of life with only a teaspoon, we may curse the little we have in our teaspoon. We may curse others who have more than we do. But remember, whatever we curse will curse us. The river is there, and it's overflowing with abundance. We can come to the river of life with a teaspoon, a bucket or a barrel anytime we want to. What we take from the river of life is up to us. The only limitation is in our mind. The truth is we can have anything we want if we'll give up the belief that we can't have it . It's as simple as that."

Today is the beginning of a new cycle and a new vision and a new interpretation of our life. Make sure health is a part of that larger vision to stretch our years with vitality and clarity.
Happiest 2014 to all our readers and patients, family and friends.

Bettye and Dr. Larry

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Additives Banned in Other Countries

As a kid growing up didn't we just love jello, popsicles, canned drinks with summer colors, punch, dying easter eggs and all the bright and beautiful foods that were processed? Did we even care about dyes or additives? Surely our parents did not because we carried that toxic element into our adulthood hearing the word carcinogenic. Wasn't it enough we lived near power plants and towers, had runoff of poisons a list long in our nearby neighborhoods, snuffed up the fumes as we watched pools and sidewalks being poured with cement  , camped in dirt chock full of aluminum and arsenic and made caves out of all kinds of toxic materials? Never mind organic. Mom shopped at where ever the coupons would allow. Now we have some information from other countries I am posting that ban additives we barely think about.



8 Additives From The US That Are Banned In Other Countries

By Dr. Jayson Calton and Mira Calton

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "food poisoning." Discover 8 additives that can be found in most supermarket aisles that you may be eating and not even know it

1. Artificial Food Dye: Makes your food pretty and inhibits nerve-cell development.

Found in: Practically everything we eat: cake mixes, sports drinks, cheese, candy, and even MACARONI AND CHEESE.
Why it’s dangerous: Artificial dyes are made from chemicals derived from PETROLEUM, which is also used to make gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt, and tar! Artificial dyes have been linked to brain cancer, nerve-cell deterioration, and hyperactivity, just to name a few.
Where it’s banned: Norway, Finland, Austria, France, and the United Kingdom.

2. Olestra (or Olean): Lowers calorie counts while causing vitamin depletion and anal leakage.

Found in: Fat-free potato chips, corn chips, and French fries.
Why it’s dangerous: Created by Procter & Gamble as a substitue for cooking oil, Olestra robs your body of its ability to absorb vitamins. Fun side effects include cramps and leaky bowels.
Where it’s banned: The U.K. and Canada.

3. Brominated Vegetable Oil: Makes food dye stick to liquid, but also may cause birth defects and major organ damage.

Found in: Sports drinks and citrus-flavored sodas.
Why it’s dangerous: Bromine is a chemical used to stop CARPETS FROM CATCHING ON FIRE, so you can see why drinking it may not be the best idea. BVO is linked to major organ system damage, birth defects, growth problems, schizophrenia, and hearing loss.
Where it’s banned: In over 100 countries.

4. Potassium Bromate (or bromated flour): Great for impatient bakers, bad for your kidneys and nervous system.

Found in: Wraps, rolls, bread crumbs, bagel chips, flat breads.
Why it’s dangerous: Derived from the same harmful chemical as brominated vegetable oil, brominated flour is used to decrease baking time and reduce costs. Only problem is, it’s linked to kidney damage, cancer, and nervous system damage.
Where it’s banned: Europe, Canada, and China.

5. Azodicarbonamide: Bleaches flour, plastic, and induces asthma as an added bonus.

Found in: Breads, frozen dinners, boxed pasta mixes, and packaged baked goods.
Why it’s dangerous: Used to bleach both flour and FOAMED PLASTIC (yoga mats and the soles of sneakers), azodicarbonamide has been known to induce asthma.
Where it’s banned: Australia, the U.K., and most European countries.

6. BHA & BHT: Waxy preservatives linked to cancer and tumors.

Found in: Cereal, nut mixes, gum, butter, meat, dehydrated potatoes.
Why it’s dangerous: Used to keep food from becoming rancid, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are known to cause cancer in rats. And we’re next!
Where it’s banned: The U.K., Japan, and many other European countries.

7. Synthetic Growth Hormones rBGH and rBST: Harmful to cows and linked to increasing tumor development in humans

Found in: Milk and dairy products.
Why it’s dangerous: Growth hormones are bad for cows and people, potentially causing infertility, weakened muscle growth, and a whole array of cancers.
Where it’s banned: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and the EU.

8. Arsenic: Basically this will slowly kill you if you ingest enough of it.

Found in: Poultry.
Why it’s dangerous: Used in chicken feed to make meat appear pinker and fresher, arsenic is POISON, which will kill you if you ingest enough.
Where it’s banned: The European Union.

Source: From the book 'Rich Food, Poor Food' by Dr. Jayson Calton and Mira Calton

Posted by Bettye Cart from Internet source above.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Natural Vitamins vs. Synthetic Vitamins

This is a common question. Which one works? And what is natural? We hear the statements frequently that grocery store brand is the best money can buy. Yet, truth be told, not once have we found a synthetic brand on the market test positive during our Nutrition response testings. Why is this so? I will quote and paraphrase from a wonderful book that Mary Frost wrote called Going Back to the Basics of Human Health. We keep a copy of the book in our offices and people do pick it up and read it but do they stop thinking about what the media says to hype them up? Our nutrition patients get all the vitamins they could ever need in a lifetime through the synergistic natural raw food supplements with vitalized enzymes because they are heated at such a low temperature.

To quote the author:
"Not only do synthetic or crystalline-pure vitamins not work, they are also not good for you. Why? They are not real."

A person will begin to take Vitamin C or otherwise called ascorbic acid. The body must have some reserves of the components of the C complex i.e, enzymes, co-enzymes, antioxidants, trace element activators and alot of unknown factors to re-combine and process the intake of ascorbic acid taken in pill form. Sure, for a time, the patient feels like mighty mouse. Energy increase, even euphoria. However, when the reserves are drained, the ascorbic acid will no longer benefit. The old symptoms return even while the person is still taking the ascorbic acid and now the person has a true Vitamin C deficiency. Why? Because the body treats all synthetic vitamins as foreign substances, reacting to them like toxins. These toxins are then processed and neutralized by the liver then sends them to the kidneys for elimination. THIS IS THE REAL STORY BEHIND EXCESS VITAMIN INTAKE.

What did we usually hear growing up and still do? "No worries, the body just eliminates what it doesn't need through the urine. That's why your urine shows a bright yellow color, brighter than usual. That is the unwanted Vitamin C." Yes, in truth, it is unwanted and unnecessary and harmful. Any excessive amount of synthetic vitamin will cause effects to reverse.

An example of this is when synthetic B1 vitamin ( thiamine ) is taken, initially fatigue is alleviated. Then, it will cause fatigue by the build up of pyruvic acid. This leads to the vicious cycle of thinking more and more thiamine is needed, resulting in more and more fatigue, along with other complaints. Why don't the Doctors know this? Because out of 127 Medical schools in our nation, only 22 of them mandate one course in nutrition. The Medical community is trained in sick care, not in preventative, holistic, wellness care through nature's pure food supplement solution. We all have come to the conclusion by now that our food source in today's market is failing us, deeply flawed, poisoned by pesticide controls, hybridized to infinity. Organic farming is under attack and has been compromised hugely.

Here is a sample of the author's research.

Vitamin A in synthetic form is made up of Acetate, retinal Palmate and beta carotene.
Vitamin A in Food based form is made up of Fish Oils, Liver and Carrot Powder

Vitamin B1 in synthetic form is made up of Thiamine HCL and Thiamine Mononitrate.
Vitamin B1 in Food based form is made up of Nutritional yeast.

Vitamin B3 in synthetic form is made up of Niacin.
Vitamin B3 in Food based form is made up of Nutritional yeast and liver.

Vitamin C in synthetic form is made up of Ascorbic Acid and Pycnogenols.
Vitamin C in Food based form is made up of Green leafy vegetables, Buckwheat juice and citrus.

** Synthetic Vitamin C has been known to have no effect on pneumonia, bronchitis or other pulmonary problems. Sufferers doing so, still show a low serum level of Vitamin C despite daily intake of the ascorbic acid pills. In fact, it reduces total white blood count and compromises the immune further.

Vitamin D in synthetic form is made up of Irradiated Ergosterol.
Vitamin D in Food based form is made up of Cholecalciferol and fish oil

Vitamin E in synthetic form is made up of d and dl-Alpha Tocopherol, and d-Alpha succinate.
Vitamin E in Food based form is made up of Wheat germ oil, Green leafy veg and Peavine plant.

It is known in the nutritional community that Vitamin E actually loses up to 99% of its potency when separated from its natural synergists. Laboratory control animals that were Vitamin E deficient that were fed the tocopherols died sooner than the animals that received nothing at all.

A study was made with silver foxes. They were fed a synthetic diet of all the known B vitamins. They did not grow, their fur deteriorated and finally they died. Another study group of silver foxes added yeast and liver with natural whole B complex. They grew normally and the quality of their fur and health improved.

The food based form is beautifully combined with Standard Process Products, long revered since 1929.

Dr. Royal Lee DDS ( see my earlier posts on his work) who created Standard Process in the early 20th Century said NO ONE source contain ALL the factors of a complete vitamin B complex. He lists 22 factors and synergists in his B complex. His work is mind boggling and at a deep molecular complexity.He was even able to include Vitamin B4, which he called the anti-paralysis factor. He said that a deficiency of Vitamin E could result in muscle degeneration of the heart and a deficiency of Vitamin B4 can cause a heart attack due to the degeneration of nerves in the heart muscle.

Remember, food processing of today destroys all complexes, but the hype is always telling us it is healthy and natural. Further, few people realize that most commercial antioxidants are produced in a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. Too many synthetic antioxidants can cause fatigue and muscle weakness. But why on Earth would one think THAT was the culprit? It had to be something else and so the consumption continued.

Time Magazine reported that Hoffman-LaRouche, a big pharma conglomerate was building a plant in Freeport, Texas to turn out 350 tons of synthetic beta carotene enough to supply a six milligram capsule daily to every American adult every year of their lives. No truckloads of carrots going to that company.

Nutritional deficiences have begun to alter our genes. Dr. Royal Lee was one of the first to recognize this in 1929. Then the monumental work of Dr. Weston Price. In the 1940's his book was required reading by medical and dental schools. Now, nutrition is a forgotten child in those learning establishments.

We are not as strong as our ancestors. Just one example was that their wheat was consumed whole with bran and germ, while now, the bran and germ is fed to the livestock and we receive the cardboard residue in our flours. Does that amaze us? Isn't disease more prevalent? Do we not have more need for gluten free diets and is not autism on the rise?

The passionate work of the many Doctors of the past must not be ignored. They were visionaries and messengers.

There is so much more to know and connect with the innate intelligence of our miraculous biology. Nutritional Response Testing is the beginning of that journey.

Bettye Cart

Friday, June 21, 2013

I Am Breaking Down, Now What?

The first run to a Doctor or Emergency Room because you are breaking down, feeling the plug pulled, and the body's reserves not available, will result in most likely, a prescription for an antibiotic.

There may be some vital things you may not know about antibiotics. In my medical/nursing days I remembered telling my patients that the antibiotic assisted with their own antibodies in fighting disease. However, if the immune is compromised by other factors, the antibodies will be as well. And if antibiotics become a regular thing, what happens is that your own army of antibodies gets lazy and "will not get up off the couch like an unmotivated teenager".

Antibiotics act by violently stimulating the ADRENAL GLANDS that sit like a hat over our kidneys. This may clear a toxemia but if the adrenals are weak or depleted the problem runs chronic and recurring and thus the need for more and more antibiotics which perpetuate the problem.

I remember in my years in the hospital, we took cultures before ever administering an antibiotic. That culture sat in a petrie dish to see if the bacteria would respond to a certain antibiotic placed in the dish. In other words a validation was necessary before the patient received the medication.

We don't see that waiting period anymore. We see Doctors writing the prescription without cultures being taken. After all, the problem may be viral or fungal!

Here is a key description of Bacteria vs. Virus

Bacteria will show an increase in metabolic rate, body temperature warm, increase in perspiration, maybe some painful swelling if localized, urine ph will be acid, Increase in blood sugar, increase in white blood cells, mucus and congestion  and protein in urine.

Virus will have a decrease in metabolic rate, body could remain cool, patient may be sensitive to cold, general aches and pains, increase in globulin, decrease in blood sugar, decrease in white blood cells and patient feels weak and fatigued.

Now we have mutated viruses and bacteria can be found inside a virus and virus inside a bacteria. What we knew before has been modified. We see virus and bacteria co-habitating with symptomology and yet, antibiotics cannot target virus.
With resistant strains and MRSA and other forms of cellular disease, morphology of microbiology has changed. Those who pop the Z packs at will or take the antibiotic are in very high risk of immune suppressed illnesses. It can start early in childhood.

The goal is to raise one's immunity ( spleen and thymus glands) at whatever cost which may be changing food lifestyles in the home with family, taking immune building supplements, staying away from synthetic vitamins which compromise the kidney and create disruptors at the cell membrance and finding the right pure food supplements to enhance health. Nutrition is not just about eating. It is about maintaining a healthy body system to defend against the onslaught of a microbial changing world.

Bettye Cart