Month: January 2018

 
 
It always amazes me when a person’s scent test shows that just one nutrient is deficient.
 
A recent test showed up just Vitamin A as needed while beta carotene (provitamin A) was not, often a sign that conversion is slow.
 
Scratching my head, I turned to Dr. Alan Gaby’s, ‘Nutritional Medicine’ to read his section on Vitamin A.
 
Vitamin A deficiency might be the cause of the person’s skin condition, psoriatic arthritis, since skin and immune system are both affected by Vitamin A. Yay! An answer.
 
But wait! What is the cause of the deficiency –diet or enzyme variation causing a slow conversion of beta carotene? Or wait more! Gaby explores the liver problem that may actually cause Vitamin A deficiency.
 
How to solve the puzzle?
 
First step might be, go to the pharmacy with one’s ten medications and look for the cause there! I’m not kidding.
 
Step two might be, check the diet for vitamin A foods.
 
Step three might be supplement very carefully at the lowest level and retest frequently to see what changes happen.
 
Everyone is different. The joy of the scent test is that it actually shows that and gives a person clues to follow.
 
Keeps my brain working hard too!
 
I feel sad when a person, who was offered the Nutrient Scent Test over a year ago, died this week from a heart issue. No idea whether we could have helped or not … but will never find out now.
 
Mitochondria within our cells produce energy for the heart muscle. Coenzyme Q10, magnesium, l-carnitine and oxygen are nutrients that support mitochondrial energy production.
 
L-carnitine is found in abundance in meat so if meat is in the diet it is unlikely that l-carnitine is low except, of course, if it is not being digested. In that case, stomach acid support and digestive enzymes may help.
 
As well as energy for the heart muscle, magnesium helps send the message to relax to muscles and so blood vessel walls and so lowers blood pressure.
 
Coenzyme Q10 is depleted by many heart and diabetes medications and so can lower energy production for the heart.
 
Oxygen can be reduced by asthma or sleep apnea and so exercise to improve oxygenation may be beneficial. Oxygenation can be easily checked by your medical practitioner.
 
A friend ,who was visiting the ER every week because of a crisis with cariodmyopathy, came by one day to deliver something. I quickly asked her to scent test magnesium and coenzyme Q10. Both smelled good. I subsequently even gave her a bottle of each. After taking the supplements, she no longer was going to the ER every week and felt much better.
 
Just thinking about her better health makes my day. Thank you to Lendon Smith and John Kitkosky for discovering this principle. Thank you to all the Health Pursuits group members who helped me persevere in researching it.
 
Get the Nutrient Scent Test book and have it handy to help your friends, family and yourself. Hoping to have an ebook version eventually on Amazon. I’ll let you know when that happens.