Month: October 2017

Hi, Everyone,
While doing an NST, I discovered something (as almost always) that was interesting. L-carnitine tested on the negative (bad) side for the person. When I looked up in Dr. Gaby’s reference on L-carnitine, he said that people with low thyroid should not take L-carnitine. It could make the situation worse.
That makes me wonder. If thyroid is low, then does this mean that digestion of meat protein may be inadequate? Does it mean that the L-carnitine in the meat would make matters worse.
Interestingly, the person I tested also had evidence of low thyroid e.g. positive test on iodine but not on manganese, B6 or tyrosine.
If you have evidence or thoughts, please let us know.
The NST book is at the printers and will be available some time in the middle of November. I will keep you posted.
The article below delves into the REM sleep deprivation issue. Although I knew about the effect of alcohol consumption on sleep, I did not know the effect of cannabis. Since cannabis is a hot topic in the chronic pain community, I read over the article carefully.
There is a subset of chronic pain sufferers and others who do not benefit from cannabis treatment.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine or pyrdoxal 5’phosphate) is very important in dream recall. Does this mean that REM sleep is disturbed by B6 deficiency? Does cannabis deplete B6? Is this why some people do not tolerate cannabis well.
Instead of just calling them ‘fraidy cats’, it would be interesting to know if B6 deficiency is the cause.
Dr. Jonathan Wright’s quick test for B6 deficiency was to try and make a flat fist. If you cannot, it may indicate deficiency. I am concerned that injuries arthroses affect this test. Of course, the scent test will help sort out status.


About 3 weeks ago, Arlene Dickinson, on Dragons’ Den, commented that despite all the advertised DNA tests, none of them really helped you know what to do about health risks.

Then I read in the paper that genetic scientists had won the Nobel prize in physiology and medicine for their discovery of ‘clock’ genes. (See link below.)

At the same time, the CBC news reported that US researchers are getting ready to recruit a million people to study how genes, habits and environment affect health outcomes. (See link below.)

To top it all off, I am reading Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book, ‘The Gene’.

Just as Dr. Kerr predicted to us in 2001, the future of medicine is in dealing with genetic variations. Drug companies are busy trying to figure out which drugs will be successful with what variations of people.

We had realized that one-size fits all medicine didn’t fit any of us very well.

I am sure you know where I am going with this –our individualized approach to digestion, to diet, to supplements, to exercise, to environment, to everything really.

In a few weeks, the book on our Nutrient Scent Test research will be available for $19.95. It contains several case studies for each nutrient, considerations in testing each nutrient, cofactors to test, and strategies for increasing or lowering each nutrient too. Mailable test kits are available to go with the book and we still have the analysis of the test results growing ever more effective in our think tank.

Recently, I discovered by the scent test, that my magnesium status had improved, saving me money on supplements. On the other hand, a close friend discovered by the scent test that he suddenly needed some N’acetycysteine. As long as a person is alive, the scent test can be helpful.

Although we have done a substantial amount of work on individualizing supplements, there is still so much that could be done to help people. The book is throwing the torch to those who want to find out more.

Arlene — are you listening?

Nobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘clock genes’ from The Washington Post

1 million people recruited to study how genes, habits and environment affect health outcomes –


Thank you to Nancy Miller for forwarding this.