“Phase 0 Your Starting Point To Eliminate Candida”
Phase 0 is this the starting point in our Candida program. Without phase 0, patients can get strong herxhiemer reactions from the phases 1 and 2 which are the most aggressive of the program.
Many years ago I discovered that parasites could cause Candida. This is covered in other articles and writings that you can find on our Web site. The exact mechanics of this is simple. Parasite destroy friendly flora just like antibiotics do. Many parasites excrete ammonia and other toxic chemicals that destroy friendly flora like acidophilus. Some parasites also depress the immune response in the intestinal tract allowing yeasts to overgrow. Anything that destroys friendly flora can cause an overgrowth of Candida since friendly flora holds Candida in check.
Constipation can also cause Candida, by causing the bowel ph to be come far too alkaline and encourage the growth of parasites. Candida likes a slow moving toxic bowel. The intention of phase 0 is to both prevent or correct constipation and eliminate some of the parasites/ candida living on the surface of the intestinal tract. Notice I say some!
Phase 0 will not remove it all nor is it intended to do so. Its purpose is to remove enough of the organisms during a one month period as to allow the following phases to cause less reaction and to work faster.
Another purpose of Phase 0 is to eliminate enough of the parasites from the lining of the intestinal tract so that the person will not quickly relapse on Phase 1. Phs0 also eliminates the top layers of Candida growth so there is less die-off from Phase 1 that could make you feel sick. This also allows the Phase 1 rotation to absorb faster and deeper into your system.
There are generally 3 supplements used on Phase 0, although others could be used depending on the patient’s case.
One of the supplements used on Phase 0 chemically loosens the Candida and Parasites off the walls of the intestinal tract. This product contains substances that break the glue like bonds that the organisms use to attach or adhere to the intestinal lining. The ingredients in this product also help to heal “leaky gut” to a minor degree. As long as there is significant candida growth in the intestines the leaky gut will not be able to heal. However this product can heal it enough as to help cut back some of the reactions that the patient may have to foods, chemicals and to the products that eliminate the candida.
Another one physically scraps it off by tearing into them outside membrane as if they were being attacked by thousands of tiny knives. It contains Diatomaceous (die-a-toe-may-shus) Earth. It consists of the broken up shells of tiny critters, called diatomes, that lived long ago and died in groups so massive that they can, today, be mined and bulldozed.
“DE”, as it’s abbreviated, has the neat quality of killing insects. (Unfortunately, it kills good ones, like bees and ladybugs, too, so its use shouldn’t be indiscriminate.) It is 100% ecologically safe to the environment and non-poisonous to man and beast. In fact, if you’ve eaten anything made with flour (like Bisquick), you’ve eaten DE. DE is a great remover of parasites and intestinal yeasts
DE works by slicing open the exoskeleton (outer, hard covering) of insects, causing them to “bleed” to death. (Actually, their insides leak out, they dehydrate and die.) This same things happens to yeasts and parasites
When DE is sprinkled on the ground, on an ant mound, or mixed with grains, legumes, etc., it slices and dices the insects that walk through it And it won’t hurt YOU when you ingest it, ’cause the ‘sharp pieces’ are too small to cut you as your membranes are to thick for it to penetrate. (Many farmers deliberately mix DE with animal feed to kill internal parasites in farm animals. The DE in the animal feces even kills the fly maggots that invariably appear in the patties.)
The last of the 3 products is used to absorb the loosened Candida and parasites and carry them out of the body. This product contains 6 key ingredients that absorb the organisms much like a sponge and carry them out of the intestinal tract. The product can be used in higher doses as a mild laxative or cleanser. It helps to remove the decaying wastes of parasites and yeasts so that the do not cause toxic reactions.
Because the Phase 0 products do not attack Candida chemically, they do not need to be rotated. Only substances that chemically kill Candida can become ineffective due to an immunity developing. Substances that work mechanically continue to work. If you were trying to poison someone, their body could develop an immunity to the poison, but if you then started to beat them over the head with a bat, they would not develop and immunity to the bat.
Phase 0 is not expected to produce a symptomatic improvement in the patient, though many people report improvements. However, we do not expect any noticeable change except for the bowels moving a bit more. Phase 0 is continues throughout the Phase 1 rotation program and into the Phase 2 Intestinal Candida Elimination program.
We have found that it takes no less 6 months to eliminate Candida and in some cases up to one year. This is because Candida grows deep into the intestinal tract like mold grows into cheese or bread. Regardless of how strong the medicine is, it takes time for the medicine to absorb deeper and deeper into the tissues. This is why medical drugs are not a workable solution for Candida elimination. They are too toxic to be taken for the length of time necessary to eliminate the Candida.
This is why the Phase 0 program is continued throughout Phase 1 & Phase 2, we need to be constantly scrubbing off the next layer of Candida that comes to the surface as old layers of skin die and are thrown off. The new layer growing beneath will reveal the next layer of Candida.
Phase 0 sometimes can eliminate mild cases of parasites and Candida without further protocols. It can be used a general bowel cleanse as well. But its most important function is as your first step in eliminating your Candida.
What if I can’t even tolerate Phase 0?
Mucins are naturally produced in the intestinal tract of all mammals. They have the same effect as the wax we use on our floors or cars. They protect the intestinal cells from allergens and from reacting to our own friendly flora. Whether it’s the eyes, sinuses, throat, chest or intestinal tract, mucin (from colixen) provides a first line of defense. Mucin is a protein that forms a protective gel layer over all mucous membranes of the body. In the intestinal tract, mucins protect the intestinal lining from the hostile environment of bacteria, viruses and toxins.
Often when someone react very adversely to all supplements and foods, they need to take Mucins for several weeks before attempting the phase 0 program. In most cases the use of Mucins allow the person to tolerate the program. In rare cases an actual leaky gut protocol most be used to heal up the gut to some degree before starting or getting back on phase 0. We only expect the leaky gut program to improve the patient to the point where he can get on the program. Then when the candida is eliminated the leaky gut program is done in full as the last step of phase 2.
Geesey, G.G., Wigglesworth-Cooksey, B. and Cooksey, K.E. , Influence of calcium and other divalent cations on surface adhesion of bacteria and diatoms., Biofouling 15:195-205
This information is specifically regarding Phase I of your program.
Phase I is the initial part of the program, where our main goal or objective is to eliminate most of the infection in the body. Whether it’s a virus, bacteria, yeast, fungus or a parasite, the goal of Phase I is to try and eliminate the overload of these organisms in your body and reduce the infection in your system.
The first phase of the program is a systemic phase. The word systemic means “system,” or we could refer to it as system-wide, and this is referring to the entire body. Systemic means we’re trying to handle the whole body. As far as the infection goes, we’re trying to eliminate most of the infection throughout most of the body.
The things that you’re taking on Phase I on your rotation are specific natural and herbal substances which have the ability to be absorbed throughout your blood, travel through your bloodstream and lymphatic system, and be able to kill or eliminate most of the infection throughout most of the body. On Phase I, we’re not only using things which only eliminate viruses, bacteria, or whatever, from specific parts of the body. We’re using things that will eliminate from most of the system.
Once you’re finished with Phase I, the following phases will ensure that you will not relapse and you will be able to retain a lot of the improvements that you’ll get from Phase I, and will also rebalance your system.
But, this information is about Phase I, so let’s talk specifically about this important first step. On Phase I, all of the items that you’re taking are rotated. By rotated we mean you’ll be switching from one to the next. You’re not taking all of these items on the same day, you’re taking each item by itself alone for four days. After that four-day period of taking that specific product you stop it, and then go to the next item written on your program sheet labeled with a #2. After four days of taking that product, you then stop and go to the product labeled #3. And after four days of taking that product, you then stop that and go to the product labeled #4. And you keep doing this until you’ve used all the products, whether there are four, five or six that you are rotating. After you’ve finished them all, you go back to the first one again.
We call this a rotation, and we call each one of these a rotated item, because you’re only taking it for four days and then switching to another one.
We expect each one of these items to produce some kind of a change in your body, or in how you feel, and the change is simply a change. We’re not necessarily expecting you to feel better throughout this entire phase, or when you start doing the phase, and we’re not exactly expecting you to feel worse either. We’re expecting some kind of change. How a change will occur is by the products you’re taking killing the harmful organism, virus, bacteria, yeast, parasite, in your system, and then causing you to feel perhaps flu-like, have gas, headaches, nausea. Various pains in your joints may occur. There are many different symptoms which can occur. A lot of them are listed on the sheet you were given called “What to Expect on Phase I. It lists many different symptoms.”
It is possible that the change that can occur may be a bad reaction. It is also possible that you may feel noticeably better, and that’s good! If you feel noticeably better it’s because your body is able to kill the infection, and eliminate the dead waste or debris from the infection, and therefore you’re feeling better. If you feel worse, it’s simply because your body cannot fully and quickly eliminate the dead debris from the infection, and this dead waste, or toxic junk, is causing your body to feel sick. This is why one person may do the same exact program as another; one may feel bad, the other may feel better. Both of them are getting results, but the person who is feeling better–his body is better able to eliminate the dead germs that are building up in his system, so he’s feeling the benefit of killing them and then eliminating them; where the other person is definitely killing these germs and getting an improvement in that way, but he’s not feeling that improvement because the dead germs are building up in his system, and the body can’t throw them out fast enough. So his body is overwhelmed or toxic. And this is what we mean by a change. You will feel either better or worse.
A rotated item on your program that produces no change at all is simply called a “no-change rotated item.” When you’re in the office and we go over your tests and how you’re doing on your program, if we find an item that is a “no-change item” we will refer to it as a “no-change rotated item.” It’s important that you know that term because we’ll be asking you if you had any “no-change rotated items” during your program.
A “no-change rotated item” (produces no effect–you’re not feeling better or worse after the month is over) is an item that has not been efficient or effective on your program, and it needs to be eliminated and something else substituted. Now, we can only tell if the item is a “no-change rotated item” after about three weeks on your program, or a month. Because at any point on the first thirty days of the program, you may suddenly get a reaction or feel better or worse from an item that produced no change the first time you took it. So, if you take a rotated item the first time and don’t feel any different, you don’t need to call the office and let us know this because the second time you take it, or third time you come to it in the rotation, you may then feel a change from it.
Generally speaking, on the rotation, capsules or tablets are taken with meals. Any liquid is taken on an empty stomach. By empty stomach we mean thirty minutes or twenty minutes minimal before you eat. The ideal would be an hour before you eat–or three hours after you eat. You could get away with two hours after you eat, but three hours is ideal. The easiest way to accomplish this is to simply take any liquid items about a half hour before you eat, or forty minutes, and that will work better for you than taking it even two or three hours after meals.
The only item that needs to be taken with food on your program is Biocidin or Bioradiance. Either one of them must be taken with food otherwise you’ll feel very ill. These are very, very powerful herbal remedies, and they’re so strong that you have to take them with their accompanying product, Biotonic (which is a capsule, which should be taken with the meal with the Biocidin or Bioradiance). Bioradiance is a double-strength version of Biocidin. If these are not on your program you don’t need to worry about this information, unless you have a friend who is also on a Phase I program and is taking these. If they complain to you about getting sick after they’ve taken these particular products, you definitely should find out whether they’re taking them with enough food.
To summarize this again, all the tablets and pills or capsules on this program are taken with meals, and all the liquids are taken on an empty stomach except Biocidin and Bioradiance, which are definitely taken on a full stomach. How much you need to eat if you’re taking Biocidin or Bioradiance is something that you’ll find out through experimentation. Some people have been able to eat very little and hold them down and tolerate them without vomiting or feeling ill. Other people have had to eat quite a lot. Some people actually mix them in the food, which can be done. This is something that you should experiment with when you first take Biocidin or Bioradiance. Start at a lower dose than indicated, and see how much food you need to take just to handle that dose. If you take one drop at a normal-sized meal for you and you feel a little queasy, then you know you need to eat a bigger meal. You should then slowly raise the Biocidin or Bioradiance. Don’t just go right up to the dose that’s recommended. Start at a low dose with your normal-sized meals, and then gradually raise the dose as you find that you’re tolerating it. If at any point you don’t feel that you’re tolerating it, either raise the size of the meal–eat a larger meal–or lower the dose of the Biocidin or Bioradiance.
One of the most common questions asked on this particular part of the program regards reactions. And it regards what to do if one gets a bad reaction. If you’re on Phase I and you get what appears to be a cold or the flu, from our experiences, chances are you are not getting a cold or flu. You are simply getting a die-off reaction. A die-off reaction are these germs in your system being killed off, and their little bodies–if you want to look at it this way–are breaking open and releasing their toxins. If you are getting this die-off reaction, the best thing to do is to lower the dose of the remedies that you’re taking. By lowering the dose we mean to cut it back to whatever dose it takes for you to feel comfortable on that supplement. So, if you’re taking half a dropper of something four times a day and getting bad reactions, cut it to half a dropper twice a day. If you’re still getting bad reactions, then cut it down to a half a dropper once a day. And if you’re still getting bad reactions, cut it down to a quarter of a dropper a day. If you’re still getting bad reactions, cut it down to an eighth of a dropper a day. If need be, cut it down to two or three drops. If we’re talking about a tablet or a capsule, and you’re supposed to be taking maybe six of them a day, or maybe nine a day, cut it back to half that amount. And if you still get a bad reaction, cut it down again. It’s feasible for someone to cut the dose back to something they would think ridiculous and not effective, but yet still get results.
What’s happening when you get a bad reaction is that these organisms are being killed faster than your body can eliminate them, so you feel sick. When you lower the dose, you’re cutting back the speed at which these things are being killed, and therefore poisoning your system. So your body is then able to deal with eliminating the dead material at a speed it’s comfortable with so you don’t feel so bad. You can lower the dose literally to ANY dose going down to an amount that fits on the head of a pin if necessary, in order to feel comfortable.
Also, drinking a lot of distilled water is very helpful. Drinking maybe four ounces of distilled water every half hour is very useful in cutting back the symptoms of the die-off.
Another thing which is very helpful is to take an enema, or go for a colonic, or use a colema board. If you don’t know what a colema board is: a colema board is like a home colonic unit. If you don’t know what a colonic is: a colonic is a bowel-cleansing procedure which is usually done by a professional, and it is like a long enema. Those of you who do not know what an enema is: an enema is a procedure where one gets a bag, usually purchased in a drug store, fills it with water, inserts a tube into your rectum, and allows the water to pass into your rectum so as to wash material out of your colon. An enema is a very low-level approach; the colema and the colonic are much more thorough and allow much more water to pass into the system and clean you out. So, a colema, colonic, or enema will help to flush dead debris out of your intestinal tract or colon, which will make you feel better while you’re getting the die-off reaction.
So, the three ways to help cut back on die-off are: 1) lower the dose of what you’re taking; 2) drink distilled water, 4 oz every half hour; 3) to take an enema, colema, or colonic.
The first phase of the program usually lasts thirty days, and after that thirty days you will come back in the office and we will test your urine and ask you various questions which will help the nutritionist understand what’s happened during the phase, and how well you’ve done. It’s very possible that after the thirty-day period you might be finished with this phase, and move to the second phase. It’s also possible that you might need to continue the first phase a little longer, and perhaps change something in the program. This the nutritionist will know by testing your urine and by asking you the various questions. The questions that he asks you are on a pre-made form which contains very specific, standard questions, and what you tell us will help us interpret what is going on with the urine test.
What we look for in your urine basically are three different things. We’re going to be testing your Ph with an accurate meter. The Ph tells us the susceptibility or likelihood of you having active infections. The average Ph should be at about 6.4, and as it drops to 5 or below 4 it means the person is more susceptible to having infections living in their body. As the Ph goes higher, to 6, 6.5, or even 7, that shows the person is not susceptible to infections, and the infections might have cleared out of the body.
The next thing we look at is something called indican. Indican is a measurement of the amount of toxicity in your colon and intestines. Indican is produced by food that is putrefying in your intestines, mixing with harmful bacteria, parasites, or yeast, which is then releasing a harmful substance called indole. Indole is absorbed into you blood, and the body then eliminates the indole through your urine as a different substance which is called indican. Indican is what we’re measuring in your urine. The last thing we look for in your urine is a protein waste product that is given off by parasites and yeast.
Measuring all three of these, plus along with asking you the different questions will help us determine whether or not your program is complete, or whether you need to go to the second phase, whether you need to continue the phase longer, or whether you need to continue the phase and change something in the program.
The next group of supplements I want to discuss are the supplements that are indicated on your program as “daily supplements.” The main, most important things you take on Phase I are the rotated items. There may be items for you to take also on your program that are daily items which are not rotated, yet are very important to your program. They may include enzymes to help your digestion or to help the rotated items work better. They may also include a specific type of anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, or anti-yeast agent that needs to be taken every day to boost the speed of the killing or elimination of these organisms.
You may also have another substance on your program which might help with elimination. It is very common that people become constipated on Phase I. Constipation on this phase is basically a trouble spot. If you become constipated you will get an increase in bad reactions. You will get more unpleasant reactions on this phase if you’re constipated than if your bowels are moving well. So, your daily item on your program might be something to aid your elimination.
It’s also possible that, due to a specific situation or problem that you have, that you might be put on a daily supplement of some type to help with some type of chronic complaint that we want to begin addressing right now on Phase I. Generally speaking, taking anti-oxidants which would be beta carotene or Vitamin E, Vitamin C, selenium or zinc, quercetin, pycnogenol, or some other types of vitamins is not a good idea on Phase I. These anti-oxidants could stop some of your rotated items from being able to kill the organisms. If you’re on a candida program, calcium, Vitamin D, copper are nutrients which can all help support candida and keep it strong, thereby avoiding being killed by our rotated items. Any person on a candida program should NOT be taking B-complex vitamins. You may be able to take a singular B vitamins for a specific purpose, but taking a B-complex is not a good idea because it also helps the yeast in its own metabolism.
If you’re on an anti-viral program, anti-oxidants may also not be a good idea, as we discussed above. Also, on anti-viral programs, calcium, Vitamin D and copper are nutrients that can stimulate the virus, reactivate it or keep it in activation. Certain Chinese herbs may also do that. So you should be careful of what you take. Always check with the office before you add anything to your program.
If you’re on an anti-parasitic program, the same would hold true as an anti-candida program, where the anti-oxidants may be interfering with the ability to kill the parasites. So it is always best that you check with the office before you take anything.
There are two versions of the Candida Diet on Phase I. One we call the Basic List, which is a basic candida diet. That’s on the very first page of your candida diet booklet. That is the diet that’s generally good for most cases of candida. It can be used by a vegetarian if they follow the recommended foods listed, and simply do not take any meat products. It is also a vegetarian candida diet–but it is not necessary for the diet to work. A person can eat the meat indicated on that diet and it will work–probably better. It’s a little bit more difficult for vegetarians to eliminate candida if they stay on a vegetarian diet because that diet will tend to be higher in carbohydrates than will the diet of someone else eating meat. We are not endorsing a meat-eating diet as a general health-promoting diet for everybody; we’re simply pointing out that on the candida diet, following a low-carbohydrate diet will help eliminate parasites or candida as fast as possible. No one is claiming that this is a diet that should be followed by everyone all the time as a health-promoting diet.
The second page of your candida booklet has a diet which we refer to as the Caveman Diet, and that is the strictest candida diet for those who have the toughest cases. That diet is mainly meat protein which would be fish, chicken and all types of red meat, and low carbohydrate vegetables. It’s a very simple diet, and that’s all there is to it.
We hope you’ve learned more information about Phase I. To summarize some of the points we’ve gone over:
The items on your program are rotated and are called rotated items.
They’re done for four days each, then you stop and move to the next item.
The liquids are taken on an empty stomach; all the tablets or capsules are taken with meals.
Biocidin and Bioradiance especially must be taken with food; otherwise you may feel very ill from it.
Items that produce no change on your program are referred to as “no-change rotated items.”
The program will usually last about 30 days, and then you’ll come back into the office with a urine sample to be re-tested–either to go on to Phase II, or have your program altered or updated in some way.
Daily items might be used on your program for specific purposes which will be very individual to you, possibly to assist in better digestion or better elimination through your bowels.
I hope this has given you a better understanding of your Phase I program. Phase I, as we said before, is primarily the phase where we kill the overload of the infection throughout the whole body. And that is the purpose of this phase. There are certain things that we do NOT expect on this phase. We do not expect to eliminate ALL of the infection in the person. We do not expect ALL the symptoms to go away, or for the person to feel he’s totally 100%. That’s what the other phases are for. We do expect the severe symptoms of active infection to be eliminated by this phase. You, the client, may not have a good understanding or accurate understanding of what those symptoms may or may not be. You may have certain symptoms that have been caused by the candida which might persist even after the candida is gone that need to be addressed on a later phase. You might think that the symptoms are due to the candida being alive and causing an infection right now in your body. This may or may not be true. That’s what your nutritionist is for, to help you understand better what is going on or what isn’t going on so you can differentiate between one thing or another.
You should expect certain improvements on Phase I. And in order for you to keep those improvements, it’s very important that you complete the remaining phases. Phase I exists only to remove the major overload of infection in your system so that the following phases can work in totally eliminating the infection and then putting you in better shape so you’ll not have this problem occur again. Phase I and Phase II primarily eliminate the total infection, and Phase III and IV build your system back up and repair a lot of the damage that these infections have caused. You can think of Phase I and II as the killing and cleansing of the infection, and Phase III and IV being the repairing, building up, and boosting of your immune system to then resist these things happening to you again, and to overcome any deficiency or chronic problem you now have due to having had this infection which caused damage to your system.
It is very important that once you finish Phase I you move immediately to Phase II. If you are told that you are finished with Phase I, you must continue taking the Phase I supplements until you actually get and begin taking your Phase II supplements. If someone were to finish Phase I, stop taking the Phase I remedies, and then wait a few weeks to go onto Phase II, it’s very possible that they could fully relapse in only a few weeks, and be right back where they started. Finishing Phase I does not mean you’ve killed all the infection. Finishing Phase I only means that you’ve eliminated most of it, and have that overload or overwhelm out of your system. So it’s extremely important that you continue taking your Phase I items until you actually begin your Phase II supplements. You can continue taking your Phase I items right up to the moment that you open up the packages of the products needed for Phase II and begin taking them–that very day. It should be done in that order. As a matter of fact, many times we recommend a three-day overlap. Continue taking your Phase I items for three days while you begin and start and take your Phase II items for about three days, doing both Phase I and Phase II. This will ensure that while you’re beginning Phase II, you’re still getting the items in from Phase I, and there’s no possibility at all that any harmful organism can start to re-multiply in your system.
I look forward to you completing your Phase I program, and moving ahead to Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV. One of the main goals we have for you on this program is for you to gain more responsibility and more control of your own health. Rather than you being the effect of your health, we want you to be cause over your health. We want YOU to be in charge, not the adverse effect of your health. That is the main goal of this program, to show you that you–with a little guidance–can DO something about your own health, and not be dependant on doctors of any kind–including nutritionists. We want you to learn about your body and be able to read your own body signs. By the end of Phase IV we expect that you will be able to read your body signs and know yourself what supplements you need to take here and there to adjust your body, and improve your body. That is a goal of this program: to gain education on how your body works, and regarding certain nutrients and their use, so you yourself can read your own body signs and know what to take and when, on your own, with a little help from your nutritionist. Enjoy your program!
This information is specific to Phase II, the second part of your candida, viral, or parasite program.
The goal of Phase II is to cleanse the body. By cleanse we mean to eliminate any harmful poisons, whether they’re poisons that come from your own environment, like your house, job, air or water supply, or whether or not they’re poisons made directly in your body and produced by your body during its own normal functioning.
Phase II is very important, because Phase II is the part of the program where we ensure that we’re eliminating all of the infection the system is carrying. In the case of parasites or candida, these organisms are eliminated on Phase II by cleansing the bowel. In the case of viral conditions like Epstein-Barr or cytomeglio virus or other Herpes-type viruses that are associated with chronic fatigue, we eliminate the virus by also cleansing the intestines and by cleaning the liver, the lymphatic system, the spleen, and various other organs and glands that are known to house these viruses. Harmful bacteria is also eliminated on Phase II in a similar manner.
In dealing with candida and parasites, the Phase II program will have three steps. For some of you it may only have two steps. The first step, Part A, uses four different classifications of supplements. You’re generally taking more tablets or more pills on Phase II than you would be on Phase I. First off, on Phase II, the first group of supplements that will be part of your program will be products that we call “looseners.” We call them looseners because their job is to loosen old debris, old mucus or fecal matter which is sitting in the intestinal tract, that candida or parasites or harmful bacteria might be hiding in or buried in. We want to loosen these substances so that we can remove this substance from your system, thereby creating more surface area to contact on the intestinal wall. This is similar to if you had a pipe that was rusty and you really wanted to get the pipe clean. You would have to get the rust out of the pipe so you could actually reach the wall of the inside of the pipe itself in order to clean it. On Phase II, part A, one group of products used are looseners. Looseners can include: castor oil, garlic oil, bromelin, or pancreatin. Pepsin (which is an enzyme produced in your stomach) and comfrey (an herb) also could be used to help eliminate the mucus debris which is stuck in your intestinal tract. This is the first group of supplements that are used.
The next group that we’ll talk about is essentially what we call the “bulldozer” group. We call them that because their job is to come through the intestinal tract and push out old debris that the looseners have loosened. The bulldozer group usually consists of some kind of fiber product, which commonly contains psyllium and benzonite. Psyllium is a fiber which absorbs water and swells up, and benzonite is a clay which is highly absorbent, able to hold many, many poisons and toxins. It can hold several times its weight in toxins and toxic material. The type of fiber products we use to bulldozer out the old material in the bowel are usually in themselves products which contain various herbs which help to purge the intestinal tract of worms or kill parasites and yeast, in addition.
The third group of supplements which are used on this phase are specific digestive aids. These are things to rebuild the digestive system, or to help the digestive system. These can include plant enzymes, hydrochloric acid, pancreatin, or bile salts. These are all things that the body needs and for the most part produces on its own in order to digest your food.
The final group of supplements which might be used are the candida killers, and these particular killers we refer to as “mop-up” items. The reason we call them “mop-up” is because their job is to mop up any remaining candida from your system and eliminate it. These mop-up items are a classification of natural anti-fungal substances which, due to the fact that they are essentially an oily type of product, they can line your intentional tract just like you were pouring oil down a tube or pipe. They line and coat the intestines and absorb into the intentional tract, reaching yeast that we ordinarily could not reach with other products. Products that absorb into your blood and travel throughout the body killing yeast may not be able to reach the crevices or nooks and crannies that these items can.
There’s a fifth optional group of supplements which many times are used on people, and these are vermifuges. Vermifuges are things that kill vermin, and vermin are worms or parasites. It’s pretty much known and accepted through our research that almost everyone with candida has worms or parasites to a greater or lesser degree. Therefore, it’s quite common on Phase I, part A, that we have a built-in group of supplements which are given to act as vermifuges to kill and expel any worms or parasites the person might have, unknown to us. So it’s very necessary that we do take some items which help expel parasites or worms which may be hidden in the system.
These items are taken all together, with one exception. The candida killers, the mop-up items, are rotated. It’s very common on your Phase II program that you will have two items, both rotated four days each, while you’re taking all the rest of the supplements every day. The first group, which are the looseners, are generally taken on an empty stomach. And they can be taken in pretty high amounts. Sometimes they might be taken twice or three times a day, and it’s very common to take between 4 to 8 of these looseners at each dose. It’s not uncommon to take 4 to 7 castor oil or garlic oil in the morning and night, and the pancreatin could be taken 4-6 of them, two or three times a day. This is not unusual. The looseners are generally taken on an empty stomach.
The bulldozer products, the fiber products that clean the intestines, are generally taken on an empty stomach also, but only twice a day. It could be that you’re taking them three times, but twice is pretty common. The digestive aids are always taken at meals. Any plant enzymes, hydrochloric acid, bile salts or pancreatin would be taken at meal time. This is to help you digest your food.
The mop-up items, the candida killers, would also be taken at meal times. The additional items that would purge parasites, the vermifuge supplements, could be taken on an empty stomach, but depending on which ones they are, may also be taken at mealtime. You have to check your written program instructions to find out exactly which, but it is possible that they may be taken either on an empty stomach, or with food. Common ones are K-min, black walnut, and butternut bark. These are the three most commonly used because they’re the most general, all-purpose ones that work well on just about everyone.
It’s very common that you’d be taking, on an empty stomach, twice a day, the loosener supplements–first thing in the morning, last thing at night–along with the bulldozer fiber cleanser–first thing in the morning, last thing at night; the digestive aids with each meal; and the mop-up killers with each meal. This is very common.
It’s very important that you drink a lot of water while you’re doing this program. These items that you’re taking tend to clean the bowel out and loosen debris, and themselves absorb lots of water in order to do their job. Drinking eight glasses of water a day is almost a necessity for this to work. If you don’t tolerate or digest fiber well, we might have to put you on NESS #12, #21, or #801 to help your body digest the fiber. You’ll know if you’re not digesting the fiber well if you become bloated, gassy and constipated–or, any one of those in particular.
It’s very common that people experience die-off reactions on Phase II. This first part of Phase II is killing harmful organisms just as Phase I did. So, feeling ill is perfectly normal. You might not feel quite the same way as you did on Phase I. The type of die-off reactions that can occur on Phase II that are similar to Phase I are flu-like symptoms. With that exception, it’s more common that people will have gastro-intestinal upset, as opposed to some of the other Phase I symptoms. Rectal itching is very common, especially if you have worms or parasites. If you suddenly get rectal itching and have never had it before, that’s a very good sign that your body is eliminating parasites and worms that were hidden deep in your system.
Generally speaking, it’s pretty common to feel flu-like, get gas, bloating, nausea, queasy, rectal itching, loss of appetite perhaps, digestive upsets, while you’re on this phase for a few days or maybe a week. This would not be unusual. It should pass after a period of time. If you feel ill on this phase or get constipated, you should call us. Constipation is the last thing we want on this phase. It’s extremely important on this phase that your bowels be moving in order for you to get the results that are necessary. The reason for that is you’re going to be killing unwanted organisms which are living in your system, and after they’re killed we need your body to eliminate them so they’re gone from your body. There’s a certain amount of benefit to be had, or improvement to be had, from this phase by eliminating the organisms through cleansing. Cleansing has to mean that your bowels are moving. If your bowels are not moving, not much cleansing is going to occur, and we’re not going to get the benefits that we need.
Following Phase II, Part A, there is Phase II, Part B. This is where we start to introduce friendly bacteria. There are three key products that we’ll discuss on this phase. The first one is called FOS. FOS is a fruit sugar found in garlic, artichokes, bananas, and other fruits and vegetables which feeds friendly bacteria. It tends not to feed harmful bacteria; it seems to selectively feed only the friendly ones. Common friendly bacteria products that are used on this particular phase are Bifidofactor or Superdophilis. These are the name brands that are used because they are probably the most powerful and viable types of friendly bacteria known. They’re referred to as the DDS strain, and we use them due to the fact that they’re the best chance we have of getting a fast and thorough result. They are highly, highly potent products, and we with go with them as opposed to other ones to ensure a maximum, fastest result. We don’t necessarily need to take a large dose of these. It’s very common that a person will take a half of teaspoon of Bifidofactor in the morning, and perhaps a half teaspoon of Superdophilis at night–while taking the FOS three times a day, at a half-a-teaspoon dose also. These should all be taken on an empty stomach because the acid in your stomach can kill these friendly bacteria. The FOS is the most important because the FOS will get into your intestinal tract and feed the friendly bacteria that you already have, and get it to multiply. Even if you’ve been told from your test that you have no friendly bacteria, it’s very unlikely the lab is implying that you have none whatsoever. You should have some, and whatever you do have will be fed by this FOS and will multiply.
It is very common when you begin Phase II, part B that you would get bloating, gas, and abdominal discomfort. That is due to taking the FOS, the Bifidofactor, and Superdophilis. The reason this seems to occur is that when the friendly bacteria starts to regrow, it produces gas and bloating. It does that because it’s overrunning and wiping out the unfriendly bacteria. On Phase I and Phase II, part A, we’re destroying the really harmful organisms living there. Surrounding those really harmful organisms–like candida, parasites, worms, and things like that– you have unfriendly bacteria or bacteria which really shouldn’t be there, that is hanging out, taking up space, and occupying the area. The friendly bacteria that is multiplying from the FOS, Superacidophilis, and the Bifidofactor, starts to overrun and crowd out this unfriendly stuff, and gas is produced. The simple thing to do, when this happens, is to lower the dose of what you’re taking. Cut the dose way back. You need to lower the dose down to whatever dose produces no reaction. Then slowly raise the dose until you can take the full dose that is written on your program. You may never get up to the full dose written on your program because you may not be able to tolerate the full dose; and it may actually not be necessary in order to get the results we want for you to get up to that full dose. The smartest and safest thing for you to do is simply raise the dose slowly to whatever you can tolerate, continue up on it until your next consultation, and then we’ll see if it’s worked at that dose anyway.
The last step of Phase II is where we repair the intestinal tract. This is done using certain vitamins and nutrients found in food which can first of all heal the intestinal tract of damage that is caused by the candida. This is the “leaky gut” or the intentional permeability that we referred to before. This is also the phase where we can reduce inflammation that is in the intestinal tract.
The two main categories of supplements used on this part of the program are repair items, and items that reduce inflammation. The purpose of repair is to stop arthritic symptoms or food reactions that are going on in the body. The key symptoms of intestinal permeability or “leaky gut” are allergic reactions to foods, and also joint or arthritic symptoms. These repair items can be taken with meals, and some of them are taken on an empty stomach. You must consult your program to get the exact information. Repair items are highly individual, and I really could not give you much data about what you might be doing, because they are very individual. Suffice it to say that the main thing you should expect on this part of the phase is a reduction in food reactions or any arthritic or joint pain. Again, you might experience, similar to step A and step B, gas or bloating or some change in your bowel movements. This is very common.
To summarize some of these points:
Drinking water is extremely essential on this phase because your body is using the water to help clean your system out.
It’s very common to feel or experience more Phase I-like reactions–the die-off reactions, flu-like symptoms, etc. but it’s more common that you’ll get rectal itching or change in the bowel movements or some type of digestive discomfort as the candida is being killed, or the worms, parasites or whatever are being eliminated from your system.
It’s very common when you take FOS, Superdophilis or Bifidofactor that are the friendly bacteria, that you’ll experience gas, bloating and some discomfort as the friendly bacteria come back.
Whenever any of these products on any phase causes any discomfort, you always lower the dose to whatever dose you can tolerate, and then slowly raise it again.
Phase II generally is done in three sections, starting with Phase II, part A (nicknamed the mop-up section). This is where you are taking the mop-up candida killers with the other bowel cleansers to help eliminate any remaining candida, parasites, worms, or any harmful bacteria in the system.
The next section, Phase II, part B (the flora section), is where we introduce things to help bring back friendly bacteria into your system. And on that section you may experience bloating or gas, which is a signal that you need to lower the amounts of what you’re taking to whatever dose you can tolerate without having those symptoms.
Phase II, part C is the repair phase where we use the special vitamin and mineral supplements to help repair and strengthen the intestinal tract, repair any leaky gut phenomenon or damage that has been done by the bad bacteria, parasites, yeast or worms. These items are used to help cut back any allergic reactions the person might be getting from having leaky gut or any joint or arthritic pain the person may be having from leaky gut.
Once the person finishes Phase II, Part C, the immune response of his intestines should be back to normal or even higher than ever, and he should be no longer susceptible to getting parasites or candida, unless there is some other underlying immune deficiency that needs to be addressed on Phase IV. Generally speaking, along with the Phase II, Part C comes a great increase of immune response in the cells as some of the repair items give increased intestinal immunity, and as some of the flora products give increased intestinal immunity. There are other things which I haven’t mentioned yet which can be used on the program that themselves bring in a strong intestinal immune response. Those are specialty items which may be added to your program if needed. You may also request the nutritionist to see whether or not you are a candidate for taking these substances.
At the end of Phase II expect a person to have a vastly increased digestion system, to be getting far fewer food reactions, and to be having much better bowel movements and much less gas and bloating. We expect at that point that the person’s body is now ready to correctly absorb vitamins and minerals and other nutrients from their food. This is the major underlying goal of the phase. We are going on this phase for getting the person’s digestive system back to normal, so that they can fully absorb and digest and use vitamins and minerals as supplementation, so we can get their energy level back up. We’re not expecting energy or the immune response to be much better after Phase II; we’re not expecting the person’s specific complaint–meaning their main problem that brought them to see a nutritionist–to be improved, unless that complaint was gastrointestinal or an active infection. We’re not expecting those to be improved at this point.
Many people are expecting a raise in energy at any moment, at any point on any phase. That’s not something that necessarily happens. Many times when we ask people how they’ve done on their program in the last month, they’ll tell us there’s been no change at all. They’re referring to the fact that their energy level hasn’t improved much. Yet when we question them more, we’ll find out that they’ve had all types of major improvements in their digestion, their bowel movements. They may no longer have diarrhea, constipation, rectal itching or pain in the intestinal tract; or they may no longer have vaginal infections, sores in their mouth, sinus or ear infections, or things along this order. So, we can’t go really go into the program with a pre-judged opinion of our own on what we think will happen or what symptoms we expect to improve, because they tend to improve in an order that might be different. The one thing that we have to keep in mind is that Phase I does handle signs of active infection like what is mentioned above. Phase II does handle the digestive system, and how well the person is absorbing nutrients from their food. Phase III is the phase which addresses the energy. So while many people come to us with candida and parasites, for energy you must keep in mind that Phase II is not the phase that addresses energy. It’s very possible, and has happened, that many people get increased energy on Phase II, but that is not where we’re expecting it to go up. We’re expecting the person’s energy to go up usually on Phase III, or sometimes on Phase IV it will be even higher.
I want to clarify one last point regarding the tests that are done on the urine sample on Phase II. One of the more important tests that we use on Phase II is called Indican. Indican is a substance which your system is going to urinate out. It is originally made in your bowel and originally is called indole. Indole is a substance which comes from foods that are sitting in your bowel for too long, which should have been eliminated in a bowel movement but were not, and have sat there and have broken down, festered and putrefied, and mixed with harmful parasites, yeast or worms, and then become a toxic poisonous material to your body. Indole is released into your bloodstream from your intestines. It goes to your liver, where your body changes it into Indican, which is less harmful, and then the Indican is sent to your kidneys to be urinated out.
On Phase II, we measure the urine amounts of Indican, and we’re expecting your Indican to go lower and lower on Phase II. Eventually, when it’s very low, it’s a sign that you’re finished with Phase II, that your intestinal tract is clean, and that your friendly bacteria is back and in good standing.
If your Indican level goes higher on Phase II, it means that there was a lot of old food and old debris in your intestinal tract which hardened or was encrusted inside your intestines. Taking the different things you’ve been taking on your program caused this to loosen and caused it to break up. It’s now starting to pass out through your intestinal tract. While it’s passing out, it’s throwing off more Indican, so it’s giving the impression that your Indican level is going up higher. But, if you’re following the program correctly, it’s not going higher for a bad reason; it’s going up because we’re breaking up and eliminating new garbage that before was stuck to your intestines and now is loosened and is passing out through the system. The only time the Indican usually goes higher is usually around the holidays, when people go out and have a really good time, eating and drinking many things that are not necessarily on their program. This is fine and you will be forgiven for any holiday sins that occur.
I hope this information has been very useful, and will be very useful on your program. We look forward to you getting on Phase III, handling that energy level, and getting all the benefits and gains that are there to be had on Phase III.
Phase III is the part of your program that deals with energy.
Congratulations for completing Phase I and Phase II, which is not an easy task, as I’m sure you’ll agree! And now you’re on Phase III, which is the section where we’re going to handle the energy level in the body, and correct any nutritional deficiencies which you may have incurred due to whatever infections that we were handling on Phase I.
On Phase III, some specific tests are used. One is a blood test, and the other is a hair analysis. Depending on your specific situation, both of these tests may have been used, or perhaps only one of them. Both of these tests may have been sent to the Bio-Cybernetics Center for computer interpretation, or perhaps they were not, depending on your particular situation.
In a general sense, what is done is that the blood test is interpreted in a very special way. Back in the 1960s, a chiropractor named Dr. Brockman began studying very advanced medical textbooks and physiology books to be able to interpret a blood test at a much, much higher level than the average medical doctor had any idea of. Dr. Brockman also used very advanced techniques in chiropractic and acupuncture to get a blend of Western science (which is medicine as we know it in this country) and Eastern science (which is medicine as we know it more in the alternative field or holistic field, which relies more on ancient Chinese medicine).
Dr. Brockman was able to combine both of these philosophies together and come up with some very incredible, earth-shaking ways to interpret the blood test at that time, which now–thirty years later–has become more or less a normal part of any really good, skilled, professional clinical nutritionist’s repertoire.
By studying your blood test using these techniques, we can look at different tests that a medical doctor normally would look at to determine disease, and from those tests get ideas of how well certain glands or organs or systems in your body are utilizing vitamins and minerals. The hair analysis–if it was ordered on you–is in itself a very, very important test.
Here I want to mention a few things about hair analysis. Hair analysis had been used since about 1960 or so, mainly by chiropractors and nutritionists to determine mineral levels in your body. The hair–being a dead tissue–stores minerals. We want to know the storage in your body because storage is important for us to determine what level your body has to rely on. The amount of zinc stored in your hair reflects the amount of zinc stored in other glands, organs and tissues in your body, and gives us an idea of what the overall status in the body might be.
Blood levels of minerals are always being confused with hair levels of minerals by doctors and patients in trying to determine what is happening with you. If a doctor tells you that the iron in your blood is high, yet in the hair test it says that it’s low, these mean two different things. Never expect the blood and the hair to agree on the same mineral. Many doctors and patients assume that if the blood says something is high and the hair says it’s low, the hair is wrong, and everything is confused. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The hair and the blood can say totally opposite things–or the same thing–and these need to be interpreted by a skilled nutritionist who knows how to read the test to understand what it really means.
We expect the blood and the hair not to show the same values, because they’re showing different things. If a doctor tells you that the calcium levels in your blood are low, yet the nutritionist also says that the calcium in your hair is high, this means the same thing, even though it sounds like two different things. And the same thing is true of any other mineral we might talk about, if we’re relating it to blood and hair together.
Let’s look at this. If the levels of calcium in your blood are low, what this means is that your body is not using the calcium correctly, or not able to absorb it, and send it where it needs to go in the body. If the levels of calcium in your hair are high, it means that the body is taking the calcium out of your blood and throwing it into tissues like your hair, or muscles or arteries, and storing it there–and that’s not where it’s supposed to go. It’s supposed to be evenly distributed through your blood, to muscles, glands, organs and bones. So–high calcium levels in your hair will mean that your body is not utilizing calcium correctly, and that you’re actually deficient in calcium–so, of course, we expect to see it low in your blood. Blood shows transportation, and hair shows storage. An analogy would be like this: if there were not many people riding on the bus, but many, many people waiting at the bus stop, this would show that the bus is basically empty and not moving many people around, but there are a lot of people there to be moved that are just standing there waiting at the bus stop.
In the blood, the calcium level is more like the bus. If there’s not much calcium moving around in your blood, this is like not too many people on the bus being moved where they’re supposed to go. If the calcium is high in your hair, it’s the fact that there’s too much calcium building up in certain spots of the body so that it’s being stored there–it’s locked up. And it’s the same thing as having lots of people at the bus stop just hanging around, waiting to be picked up. But of course these people are not getting where they’re supposed to go, and can’t do their job–just like the calcium in this situation can’t do its job either. It’s waiting around in the hair, or in tissues like the hair, just sitting there. It’s very similar to having the old IRA accounts where you could put lots of money in, but not take it out. So do you have lots of calcium? Yes, you do. Can your body USE the calcium and benefit from it? No, because you can’t take it out, it’s locked up in there.
This is the best analogy one can give. So, hair and blood are very important to the nutritionist to determine what’s happening with you; however, they may not make sense to you or to your doctor unless you are skilled and have a degree, or have studied exactly how to interpret these two tests.
The very first thing that might be dealt with on your Phase III program are toxic metals. Toxic metals are extremely common in people. Many doctors don’t think in terms of toxic metals these days, because they’re only used to viewing things from the poison viewpoint–meaning that someone has lead poisoning, or arsenic poisoning and they have to be rushed to the hospital. While this does occur infrequently, chronic toxicity is more what people are experiencing, and more what we’re going to deal with on this phase.
One could easily say that four out of ten people living in any major city have a major overload of some kind of harmful, poisonous metal or mineral in their body. Yet they show no signs of acute poisoning, because that’s simply not what they have. If someone goes out and eats lead paint or paint chips, or they go and take some harmful chemical in their body, they could get very sick and be tested and be found to have a very high level of some poisonous metal in their system. But that’s not usually what happens. Usually a person accumulates mercury, copper, lead, or high levels of some other mineral very slowly in their body over a long period of time, and they never develop severe poisoning symptoms. Instead what they develop is many diseases or illnesses which have been in the medical literature, associated and proven to occur when your body builds up toxic metals. The science of toxic metals is very amazing and fascinating, and as a mystery it’s similar to the mystery of candida. Many, many people in this country have candida and don’t know it; yet it causes all these problems. The same is true of toxic metals.
The most common toxic metal can be copper, because most people have copper plumbing, or copper pipes. It is very common that people will get excess build-up of copper in their system, which can create all types of problems in your body. Copper is usually one of the first metals or minerals that we have to deal with eliminating from your system. Iron and lead and other minerals can also accumulate in your body. These themselves are also very harmful.
The first thing we may want to do on your program if we find that you have toxic metals, is put you on special vitamins that help you eliminate these metals from your system. I can’t emphasize this enough–this is something you really have to understand–when you have toxic metals in your body and you start taking vitamins that remove the metals from your body, you are likely to feel ill. Just like on Phase I or Phase II there are certain reactions, the same thing is true on Phase III if you have toxic metals. The most common symptoms that you might incur by removing toxic metals from your body are headaches, skin rashes, a metallic or metal taste in your mouth–which is a direct indication that metal is being eliminated from your system–or feeling sluggish or fatigued. These are very common symptoms of metal elimination from the body. Just generally feeling lousy is also a common problem. Having aches and pains throughout the body is also very common when you remove toxic metals from the system.
These symptoms will go on until the metals have been fully eliminated from the body. That could take a few days, a few weeks, or a few months. There’s absolutely no reason for you to have to be in chronic pain or feel sick all the time if you have this condition. It is in your hands to lower the doses you’re taking down to a point where you’re not feeling lousy, you’re not feeling sick, and then leave it at that dose. Let the nutritionist know via phone call or when you’re next in the office for your consultation, that you took the supplements, you felt sick, and you had to lower the doses to a point that you were no longer feeling lousy, and that you then either stayed at that dose, or gradually tried to raise it up again. This is something that is totally in your hands to do, and you are responsible for it. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to call us and tell us that they couldn’t take the pills because it made them too sick and they just gave up. You’re responsible for controlling your own program by lowering the doses to the point that you’re not getting any bad reaction, and then just either stay at that dose until you come in again, or slowly raise the dose to see if you can tolerate them again.
Basically, as you’re feeling sick your body is removing these toxic metals from your system. The more of these metals that are removed, the higher a dose on the vitamins you’ll be able to tolerate, because there’s not so much there to eliminate. So in the beginning, before you have eliminated these metals from your system, there’s a lot to remove. Even a small dose of the vitamins may make you feel sick. But as you take the vitamins and you eliminate more and more of the metals, you can take a higher dose of the vitamins without getting sick, because you don’t have such an overload of the metal anymore in the body to push out.
This is a very common thing. It’s nothing to be worried or nervous about. It’s very common that people have toxic metals. The way to handle it is just to do your program and have patience and eliminate them fully from your body.
Many people who have arthritis or any type of joint or muscular or skeletal pain commonly have toxic metals. Women with severe PMS or difficulties conceiving or with their reproductive systems of any kinds have toxic metals. There are many conditions in which a person may have toxic metals that the only solution is to remove the metals. If you get scared and just give up because you can’t tolerate taking the vitamins, you’re never going to correct the condition. You can go to a chiropractor, nutritionist, medical doctor, witch doctors, psychics, voodoo–I don’t care who you go to. You can go to them from here to eternity, and you’re never going to get rid of the condition until you remove those metals from your system. The only way to remove them is by taking the vitamins, and taking them consistently until all the metals are gone.
This is something that you really have to understand, because it may mean the difference in you ever getting better.
What toxic metals will do to your body is prevent you from being able to absorb vitamins and minerals correctly. For example, you hear that zinc is good for the prostate, or zinc is good for PMS, and you want to handle your problem by taking zinc. That’s fine. But if your body has high levels of cadmium, or nickel, or copper, these metals interfere with zinc in your body. You may take zinc, but not get any real benefit. In fact, you might feel bad taking the zinc, because zinc helps eliminate cadmium, nickel and copper from your system. The only way you’re ever going to get the zinc to help your prostate or your PMS–or whatever vitamin you’re taking for whatever the condition is–is by getting that toxic metal out of your body so that vitamin or mineral can work and do what it is that you want it to do.
This is something that I cannot stress enough. Many people who have gone on vitamin programs and have gotten bad reactions, have gotten these bad reactions because they had some type of poison in their system that the vitamin or mineral started to eliminate–which is a good thing–but the person not knowing or understanding this got scared and just dropped it and gave up. If you do that, you’re never going to make it. And you’re never going to get better. So please keep in mind that if you have any bad reactions from vitamins on this phase, it’s because we’re eliminating toxic metals from your system.
It’s common that people who’ve had candida, parasites or Epstein-Barr virus and such, have an excess of copper and mercury in their body. This can come from the silver fillings in your mouth, which are known and are scientifically proven to leak copper and mercury into your body, or it can just come from some source in your environment. Mercury can occur in your body from eating too much fish; copper can come from your drinking water, it can also come from certain medications. There are various ways you can get it; the main point is you need to know that someone who’s had these chronic immune deficiencies usually is higher in copper or mercury or some harmful metal than someone who has not been suffering from these conditions like candida, parasites, Epstein-Barr, etc.
The main problem most people have with their energy usually stems from the adrenal and the thyroid glands, which are the main energy producers in the body. Many people may also have energy problems in their body due to reproductive organs which are deficient in nutrients. In a man the reproductive organs would be the prostate and the testicles, and in a woman we’re looking at the ovaries, the uterus and the mammary glands (the glands in the breasts). Very commonly, women who’ve had chronic candida have problems in their reproductive systems. Most medical doctors will tell you if you’ve had chronic yeast infections that it’s very often linked to problems with your reproductive organs such as estrogen–either too much estrogen or not enough. So usually every Phase III program for a woman who’s had chronic yeast infections includes balancing out her reproductive system by taking the right vitamins. For a man, male hormones don’t usually aggravate or cause a condition with yeast or parasites. But it’s very common that in a man the reproductive organs might be attacked by the yeast or parasites. So attention may have to be given to those areas.
On Phase III the principal things that we’re dealing with are glands and organs that involve energy. And in order to get these glands and organs to work better, we’re going to use specific nutrients that the tests indicate that you’re low in. Vitamins are used on your program as they’re shown needed by your test. The test may show that you need vitamin A or vitamin C or something, and this will be given to you on your program, and we will also give you a specific type of vitamin. We’re not going to give you just any old type of vitamin C or vitamin A. From your tests and your medical history, we know exactly what type of that vitamin you might need. What I mean by “type” is that there are many kinds of vitamin C, or many kinds of vitamin A or B-complex. While it may appear that there’s only one kind of the vitamin and it’s all the same, that’s not really true. These vitamins come in different forms and we can tell by your test which form your body will need, or which form will be better in one person than another. So the type that we give you is very specific to you.
The minerals given in your program are, like the vitamins, given based on the deficiencies that show up on the tests. Some minerals you might be low in, which we may not give you, because if we do it might cause something else to go out of balance. So, as you look through your tests, if you see that you’re low in something, the reason you might not be getting it on your program at this time is because if you take it, it may actually cause some kind of upset in your body.
The protein concentrates that you’re taking on this program are actual gland organ extracts. They’re made by special companies who specifically raise animals for this exact purpose. The animals they use are bovine. These animals are specially raised for the purpose of later on taking their glands and organs, processing them in a special way–like a freeze-dried method where the gland is taken raw from the animal–the water and fat and all the poisons and toxins are removed from the gland of the animal, and it’s sort of freeze dried and then made into a tablet. When your body takes this tablet, a good part of that protein is actually going to go to your own gland and help to rebuild or rejuvenate that gland by feeding it a similar protein to itself directly.
Many, many years ago the Indians who lived in this country told the white man, when he first came here, that if he had a sick gland or organ, he should go and get an animal–a deer, let’s say–and eat that same gland. So if the liver was sick, the Indians would tell the white man to go get a deer and eat the liver. This probably sounded crazy and like voodoo to the medical people at that time. But in this century we have found out why it works. The reason is that there is a compatibility between the proteins. It used to be taught in school that if you ate liver protein, your body wouldn’t know any difference between that protein and steak, and would treat it the same way. Eating that liver would not necessarily benefit your liver. Old, old medicine and wives’ tales said otherwise. They said that if you had a problem, you should eat the same gland or organ that you were having a problem with, and that it would help you.
For many years this was thought to be voodoo and witchcraft and not true at all, but now different publications and medical journals and scientific journals have shown that when you do consume a protein form from a gland or organ, some of that protein does go to your own gland or organ, and help it. So if you were to eat kidney, it would to some degree help your kidney. If you were to eat brain, to some degree it may help your brain tissue.
The pills we use on this program are specifically designed for this purpose, and are more efficient than you going to a diner, let’s say, and ordering liver and onions to try to help your liver. About 20-30% of proteins that you’re consuming in this pill form go directly to your gland and organ in order to rejuvenate it.
Many times you may also need to take an herb for the gland or organ, because the herb has a stimulating effect. The protein pills have a rejuvenating or rebuilding feeding effect on the gland or organ, and herbs tend to have a stimulating effect on the gland or organ.
If we find that you’re not responding that well on the basic vitamin-mineral program, the next time that you come in an herb or two may ne added to specifically stimulate and wake up some of these glands and organs which are not functioning well.
Diet is very important on this phase. On this phase you’re going to learn about diet in a totally different and unique way than you’ve ever, ever heard diet approached before.
Diet is something that you’ve always known should be talked about, and was there and was true, but probably just never heard the information or got it from anybody. On this phase when we use diet, we’re going to use it in a very specific manner to you, and in a way that addresses your exact metabolism.
In the early 1970s, research done by nutritionists showed that everyone had a unique metabolism rate, and that everyone’s metabolism could be categorized in one of two categories: fast and slow metabolisms. People used these terms very often without really knowing what they’re saying, or using them correctly.
The definition of someone who has a slow metabolism is someone who’s body does not burn up food into energy. Very specifically, it means somebody whose body cannot metabolize fats or proteins very well, and convert those things to energy quickly enough. Someone with a slow metabolism does very poorly when their body consumes fats. Fats tend to make the person feel sluggish, gain weight, and have very poor energy. If their metabolism is very slow and in very bad shape, their bodies will not be able to utilize protein very well. Usually such a person is constipated, tends toward cold hands and feet, dry skin, very bad energy levels, especially in the morning–very hard to get up. They may have low blood pressure. They usually tend to gain weight from the waist down, or in the thighs and hips as opposed to the upper body. The type of diet this person needs is a diet high in complex carbohydrates–meaning grains, cereals, rice, pastas, noodles, beans, lentils, peas, vegetables of all kinds–especially salads. Fruit is very important for this person’s metabolism. And the person also needs to get lean protein in their diet. The best proteins are usually turkey, chicken, and fish. Red meats could be taken but they should be trimmed of any fat and they should be very lean meats. Protein is extremely important for this person’s type of metabolism because protein helps to raise your metabolism. If your metabolism is slow and you eat a meal that is high in protein and low in fat, it will stimulate your thyroid and adrenal and energy-producing glands to raise your metabolism and burn more calories over the next twelve hours. If you eat a meal that is high in fat it will not do this. If you eat a meal that is high in carbohydrates or starch it will not do this. Only protein does this.
The opposite of someone who has a slow metabolism is someone with a fast metabolism. A fast metabolism means a person’s body is burning up foods into energy too quickly. When they eat their body burns up the food very fast and then runs out of energy. Specifically, it is someone whose body burns up carbohydrates or starches very, very fast and then runs out of energy. This person, believe it or not, needs to eat more oil or fats in his diet, because fats are slower-burning fuels. Only about 20% of the U.S. population has this kind of metabolism. I can tell you, as a side note, that since I’ve been a nutritionist, that this is a total amazement and mystery to many doctors and many nutritionists, that once in awhile you’ll actually get a patient who does better on a high-fat diet, whose cholesterol drops and lowers on a high-fat diet, who loses weight easily on a high-fat diet.
There are actually several books written on this. Probably the best-known book on this subject is by Robert Atkins, who is a New York cardiologist and nutritionist. He has a radio show and has written various books on the subject. Dr. Atkins talks about low carbohydrate diets with certain amounts of fat in the diet. Unfortunately, probably unknown to Dr. Atkins, he is specifically talking about a person who has this fast metabolism, which is only 20% of the population. That’s about two out of every ten people you meet who have this metabolism.
A person who’s had this metabolism type all their lives has a particular body shape–their lower body is skinny and their upper body is heavy. If you’ve ever seen pictures of the famous baseball player Babe Ruth, or the famous actor-comedian W.C. Fields, you’ll remember that these people had very skinny legs, practically no rear end–their buttocks was skinny–but from the waist up they were big and barrel-chested. And you may see or know people who have thin legs, thin thighs, not much of a backside–from the waist down they’re skinny, but from the waist up, the stomach, the chest, the shoulders, the neck, even the face–they look fat. This is the shape of someone who has a fast metabolism.
This is a person who will gain lots of weight, quickly, from starches, sugars or alcohols, but if they’re put on a diet that is low in starches, sugars or alcohols and contains moderate amounts of proteins and healthy fats, and given vegetables that are not fattening vegetables, they’ll lose weight easily and have very high energy.
Occasionally we’ll find a person whose metabolism is fast; however, they may need to use the same diet as someone with a slow metabolism. This may be because the person’s metabolism is exhausted. Sometimes due to stress, a person may lose certain minerals in their body which can speed their metabolism in a way that’s giving them nervous energy, and not giving them really pure energy. At the same time, due to the stress, their energy-producing glands like the adrenals and thyroid glands may exhaust and go into a burn-out. We call this person an exhausted fast metabolism type. And we see more and more of these people as time goes by. This is due to the stress of high living and the demands that one encounters in life in these times. We find that people with this type of metabolism at one time may have had a legitimate fast metabolism, but now have exhausted and burned out, and they now need to treat themselves as though they were a slow metabolizer. They cannot use the diet that the slow metabolizer would normally use.
To summarize some of the key points on Phase III:
The tests that are normally used to determine what is happening with your metabolism in order to raise your energy and your immune system are usually blood and hair tests From the results of these tests, you’re going to be given a specific vitamin and mineral program, and that program will help you raise your energy and handle any nutritional deficiencies which you have due to having the active infection that was handled on Phase I.
It’s very common that you may get bad reactions on Phase III in the beginning if you have toxic metals. Your nutritionist will most likely tell you if there is a toxic metal problem, and will tell you to expect some kind of bad reaction as the metals are released from your system. Like the other lower phases, the same holds true that you must lower the dose of whatever you’re taking if you get a bad reaction, to the point where you’re no longer getting that bad reaction. Stay at that dose for a few days or a week and then gradually raise the dose.
I hope this has given you a better understanding of your Phase III program. Good luck with it!
Phase IV is the final phase of your program.
First of all, congratulations for making it to this final phase. This is the phase where we’re going to ensure that relapses are kept to an absolute minimum–if at all. You should not necessarily anticipate or expect relapsing once you go on Phase IV. Phase IV is solely dealing with your immune system and immune response on many different levels.
It will first deal with your immune response in the intestinal tract and throughout your body. The immune response in your intestinal tract has been addressed on Phase II Part B or Part C, depending on your particular program, and may need to be addressed again on Phase IV. You might need to take a supplement or two to get that immune system fully functioning in the intestinal tract, which will keep parasites and candida and other harmful intestinal bacteria out of your way.
Phase IV though primarily deals with the immune response throughout the body. The principal things we’re concerned with on Phase IV are to make sure the thymus gland, the spleen and the lymphatic system are functioning properly. This is where a great deal of the immune response is generated. Another thing we’re concerned with is liver function, as the liver does produce antibodies and does have an immune system response. Also the adrenal glands, which have been strengthened or addressed on Phase III, also have to be considered.
On Phase IV you could think that some of the Phase II technology has to be kept up or brought back if need be, in combination with the typical Phase IV types of supplements.
Speaking of which, the typical types of Phase IV supplements primarily deal with those nutrients which help to generate an immune response, and those herbs or nutrients which, when taken at the proper doses, stimulate the immune response.
If your Phase IV program is broken up into two sections, Part A will deal with taking some nutrients for maybe a month or two which help to build and repair the immune system. Phase IV Part B will deal with using specific herbs which stimulate the immune system.
On Phase IV we can sometimes anticipate an energy increase. The reason for this is many times when the immune system is stimulated or functions at a higher level, there is more of an immune response and therefore higher energy. Sometimes on Phase III certain immune stimulants or immune-oriented supplements will be used to bring about higher energy. So this indeed could also happen on Phase IV, where we’ll get an increased response of both the immune system and of energy.
Most of the supplements on Phase IV are tablets or capsules taken with food. On Phase III and IV there is definitely a much lower chance that you’ll be taking any supplements on an empty stomach. Most of them are not taken on an empty stomach. On Phase I and II you have the vast majority of things taken on an empty stomach, and then on Phase III and IV, most of your supplements are taken with meals, unless they’re specifically indicated otherwise.
On Phase IV, one should not necessarily expect bad reaction or expect any kind of side effects to occur. The only time that this is a consideration is if the person has known toxic metals in their system, and they have not all been fully eliminated on Phase II or Phase III. In that case you might have some kind of a toxic reaction. But chances of this happening are slim. If there are toxic metals in the body, then a person may get a metallic taste in the body and other symptoms similar to that of Phase III when toxic metals are addressed.
Sometimes on Phase IV a rash may break out or pimples may break out. This is primarily due to the lymphatic system and the immune system cleansing itself. On Phase III, when the reproductive organs are detoxifying themselves, it’s common sometimes to get some type of a discharge from the reproductive organs, or even a rash or a pimple or something like that. This can also happen on Phase IV, as the organs of immune response start to detoxify themselves.
If this happens, a dry brush massage is very useful. This is a very simple technique using what’s known as a dry brush, which is available in health food stores. This is simply a massage done with a dry brush, which you can do yourself. This helps to move the lymphatic system, push the poisons out of your skin, increase the circulation. It’s generally a good thing to do on Phase IV.
A sauna or steam bath is sometimes a good idea on Phase IV, as it allows the body to clean wastes and impurities out of the bloodstream and lymphatic system a bit more efficiently. If someone is getting rashes and pimples it’s definitely a good idea.
Phase IV is similar to Phase III in that it involves the interpretation of different kinds of tests, primarily a blood test and hair analysis. This is in order to determine what supplements are needed to start redeveloping the immune system. Sometimes a specific test for T-cells and B-cells (which is similar to the test given to HIV patients) may be done to determine the exact immune system requirements, and be even more specific than we would be normally with the blood and hair tests. Sometimes this is also analyzed by the computer, which does a whole analysis of the human body, and gives us a readout on all the different systems and how well they’re working.
Sometimes on Phase IV someone needs to do what we call a Vitamin C flush. A Vitamin C flush gives the system very, very high doses of Vitamin C to the point where it totally saturates the system, as part of bringing the immune system up. A Vitamin C flush is described in written material given to you, but there are also some additional things you should know about it.
Essentially, when you’re doing a Vitamin C flush you’re taking Vitamin C every hour, and you’re recording the amount that you’re taking. You’re going to make a note of when you start developing a loose stool or diarrhea. If someone’s taking 1000 mg of Vitamin C every hour for six hours, and at that point they have loose stools or diarrhea, that was 6000 mg of Vitamin C that was consumed. We then do a little simple arithmetic and arrive at the fact that was 6000 mg, and then subtract 1000 mg, which would give you 5000 mg. What you would then do is every three hours take 5000 mg. It doesn’t make any difference that it took six hours to have that occur; what we’re concerned about is taking this same dose that produced the loose stool or diarrhea–regardless of how many hours it took to accomplish that–every three hours.
Another example would be if someone took 1000 mg for twelve hours, which would obviously be 12,000 mg. We would then subtract 1000 mg, we have 11,000, and we’re going to take that dose every three hours.
The person would continue to take this dose every three hours until a loose stool or diarrhea occurred again. If someone had done this for two days, let’s say, taking this 11,000 mg dose every three hours, what they would do is now cut it down to 10,000 mg every three hours. And if they still had a loose stool or diarrhea they would cut it down to 9,000 mg. So every three hours they’re cutting the dose down by 1000 to the point where they’re not getting any loose stools or diarrhea. They would just continue this until their next appointment, or until they were told directly to discontinue this as far as their program. This is called the Vitamin C flush.
The type of Vitamin C that we prefer someone to use when doing this is type of flush is the more powerful ones. Specifically we use Ultra Potency made by Metagenics, which is an extremely powerful type of Vitamin C. It might be that on your program you might be using another type of Vitamin C, maybe from the Alacer Company, maybe a supplement called Emergen-C, or some other type. It doesn’t matter what type it is, that is the style that is done for a Vitamin C flush.
The reason that we achieve a loose stool when taking Vitamin C is that a loose stool signals that the body is totally saturated with Vitamin C, and can no longer take anymore. This has been shown clinically to raise the immune response as high as possible from the Vitamin C.
Another program similar to this is sometimes done with the mineral germanium. For germanium to be effective, it’s better to take it over the course of about four days or a week. The idea of this is that during that time you slowly raise the dose of the germanium. As an example, let’s say a person started at 25 mg. They would then go to 50 mg, then 100 mg, then 150 mg, then 200 mg, then 250 mg. Let’s say they stopped there; they would discontinue the germanium for two days, and then go back to 25 mg, then the next day 50 mg, then 100 mg, then 150 mg, then 200 mg, and then stop it again. It doesn’t have to be done exactly like that, but that is the idea. The idea is to slowly raise the dose over a period of a few days, then discontinue it for two days and then go right back up again from a small dose. That is the most effective way to utilize it.
Vitamin A is another nutrient that sometimes has a little trick involved in taking it. With Vitamin A sometimes we will sometimes use as much as 250,000 units of water-soluble A. This is a type of Vitamin A that generally doesn’t accumulate in the liver for any long period of time. This 250,000 dose can be maintained for two or three weeks, in which case we drop the dose down to 50,000 units. It then can be brought up again to another 250,000 dose for another few weeks and then dropped again to 50,000 units for a week or so. So, one could conceivably do 250,000 units a day for two to three weeks, and then take one to two weeks at 50,000 units. This again serves to stimulate certain parts of the immune system at a very high level.
Sometimes certain glandular concentrates from the thymus, lymphs, spleen, adrenals and liver are also used in very high doses in order to generate and increase immune response. Sometimes they may be taken one tablet every hour. This, many times, will be used when the person has a severe cold or flu, or when they feel extremely run down or are concerned or have evidence that they may be on the verge of a relapse, though on Phase IV. As a matter of fact, the Vitamin C flush, the germanium, Vitamin A and this hourly technique of taking these glandular concentrates may all be used if the person feels he’s on the verge of a relapse. On the verge of a relapse means the person feels like he’s going to come down with something.
All of these techniques can be used by someone who is not on Phase IV, or on this program, just to handle a cold or the flu. Generally speaking though, certain ones are used on certain people or on certain types of illnesses, and we’ll find that they work better. So, it’s always better for the person to have a professional consultation with a nutritionist to determine this.
Echinacea, a commonly-used herb for the immune system, can also be used on Phase IV. When it is used, specifically when one feels a cold or flu coming on, the dose is 2-3 teaspoons, three times a day. After that initial high dose for that day, or maybe two or three days, it would be then dropped to maybe 1/2 teaspoon three times a day. Many times this is used on the onset of a cold or flu. Someone would take this massive dose and then cut it back for the duration of the program.
Phase IV is a particular phase which unfortunately can be slow-moving, due to the fact that it takes so long to get yourself into such a mess where your immune system is so broken down. It may take a long time, but never nearly the amount of time it took to get you into this shape. It’s generally thought that if a person had a condition like parasites, candida or a chronic viral condition or whatever, and they had this condition going on for 8-10 years, it may take 1/10 of that time to get themselves built up again. It wouldn’t be unusual for Phase IV to last a year or so before the person gets the full benefit from it. Phase IV is the longest phase, generally speaking, because what we’re now dealing with is the nitty-gritty of really rebuilding the immune response.
After the person is on Phase IV for about two months, their office visits will be cut back to every four months, or even every six months, depending on the situation. At that point, merely monitoring someone with a urine test is not going to do it. The urine test is usually relied upon to adjust a program or to get an idea which way the program or body is heading. The major testing such as blood test or hair analysis done by independent laboratories outside the office are the tests that give us the data necessary to find out whether or not we’re really getting the result that we need. And usually because it’s going to take some time for the program to really work and build up in the system, we then will only test the person in increments of three, four, or six months. Monthly testing at that point is no longer desirable or even workable.
Phase IV, when developed correctly by your nutritionist and supervising nutritionist, is a maintenance program. A good and correct Phase IV program may have some fiber supplements to keep the bowels moving and regular, some flora supplements to keep the bacteria correct, and digestive supplements to make sure you’re digesting adequately. It may have some of the supplements from the Phase II repair section, which have an immune-stimulating effect in the intestines, and it might also have certain supplements from the Phase III section which are energy boosters and could be immune boosters.
The primary work that will be done on Phase IV, though, is from the Phase IV supplements. In some cases, it is possible that you may have very few supplements added to your Phase IV program, and that your Phase III program brought in the majority of what was needed to accomplish the Phase IV goal. This is possible, and does happen to quite a few people, although it is not necessarily what we expect or anticipate. Usually when you get to Phase IV you will be given a specific program of new supplements that rebuild the immune system.
It is possible with Phase IV–as it is with any other phase of the program–that you can take all the tablets and any powders or liquids, put them all in a blender, and have the blender dissolve everything, and drink it! This is definitely desirable if you’re like me, and don’t like taking a lot of pills. Actually, you may get better absorption and assimilation of your nutrients, and if you have loose stools or diarrhea you may find that you don’t have to take as many as on the program initially, because the tablets are breaking down and your system is getting what it needs from a smaller dose.
Generally speaking, whatever diet was given to you on Phase III to increase your metabolism, or decrease your metabolism if it was too fast, is generally the diet that would also be followed on Phase IV. The principal test that will determine your progress on Phase IV would be the white blood count and the many individual white blood cells which are measured on a complete white blood count. Those are represented on a blood test as WBC (white blood count), a cenefils (a white blood cell that can indicate allergies), basofils (also a white blood cell that can indicate allergies), monocytes (which tell how well the liver is functioning), and the primary ones are nutrofils and lithocytes, which are very good indicators of infection in the body. On the other section of the blood test, the total globulin (which is a protein utilized by your immune system) also tells us how well the immune system is doing, as well as the albumin (which is another protein). A test called totalbillyrubin can give us some idea of how your thymus and liver are functioning, and they’re definitely used to get an idea of the immune response in the system.
These are the different tests which your nutritionist may go over with you and explain. If any of these tests are out of the normal range, you’re definitely going to want to follow up on them, and your nutritionist should instruct you to repeat the blood test in order to get an idea of how well those chemistries are doing.
In the hair analysis, some of the principal minerals which indicate the immune response in the body are zinc, copper, and iron. It’s common in an immune-deficient person to have an excessively low zinc and an abnormally high copper. A very high or low iron also tells us something about how well the immune system is functioning. The mineral selenium, which shows in the hair, would give us some idea of how well the body is responding to chemical toxins or odors and fumes and things in the environment which cause sensitivities. Toxic metals such as cadmium, mercury, lead, aluminum, arsenic, and we’d also include copper on this, can also give us an idea of how well the immune response is doing. The lower these metals are, the better the immune response will be in the body.
I hope this is informative for you, and answers most of your questions, if not all of them, regarding Phase IV. Should you choose, there are advanced programs which can be done after completing Phase IV. Sometimes these can also be done with Phase IV.
There are three advanced programs. What they do essentially is increase the athletic performance of the body. One does not have to be an Olympic athlete to do these programs, even though they were designed for athletes of that type.
The Fat-Burning Program helps the body burn much more fat. It can be used as a weight-loss program.
The Strength-Enhancing Program has certain immune-stimulating properties. It utilizes a particular amino acid called arginine, which is known to stimulate the thymus gland and boost the immune system. The Strength-Enhancing Program builds muscle on the body and actually helps burn fat, and also makes the muscle stronger. It is usually done by someone who exercises or is lifting weights, but the person doesn’t have to be an exercise or fitness buff to get great results from the program. The Strength-Enhancing Program would essentially increase any response to exercise by the body, and build stronger, bigger muscles.
The Aerobic Endurance Program does exactly just that–it increases someone’s endurance. This is primarily used by runners, bikers, walkers, swimmers–any type of athlete who is enrolled in any program where endurance is a key factor. This program is not really for somebody who is not engaged in some type of athletic performance or sport. The first two programs, especially the Fat-Burning Program, can be done by a non-athlete with great results. Any of these programs can be done as part of your Phase IV, once you’re off and running with it, or as a maintenance program. Information on any of them is available to you, just by asking in the office.
I hope you enjoy your health.