A BIG YIPPEE! THE BOOK IS OUT!
We are thrilled to announce the publication of the book, ‘THE NUTRIENT SCENT: new evidence suggests testing to individualize food and supplements for optimum health.’
The celebration happens on December 11th between 12:30 and 5 pm at Isabel Turner Library. Founding Members, books, treats and the author will be on hand for the party.
Event price for the book will be $15. Retail price will be $19.50. Novel Idea already has some copies. You can see it at Green Door. You can also order from the web site.
Many thanks to Susan Hannah for donating a portion of her excellent cover and book design services, to Jane Banyard and Mika Bathurst for fine editing, to Pat Wilkinson for fun cover art and Bernie Gates for clever cover concept, to the Board and other members who helped refine the back cover text to its super conclusion.
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 –
NEW ONTARIO GOVERNMENT REPORT ON FM, ME, CFS, MCS, etc.
Thank you to Nancy Miller for forwarding this.
Finally someone has done a meta analysis of studies on antidepressants. Surprise! The results show that risk of death increases about a third over a decade with use of antidepressants. Link below.
Years ago, we read ‘The Schwartzbein Principle II” by psychiatrist Diane Schwartzbein. She had done work studying which nutrients would increase (or decrease) the supply of which neurotransmitter. That inspired us in our study of nutrients and the development of our test kit to monitor the balance for each of us.
For myself, I found that the more bioavailable form of B6, pyridoxal 5’phosphate made a huge difference, along with magnesium and other nutrients.
The article explains that supressing a neurotransmitter had an effect on other functions than the brain because they are used in various organs. It is not surprising that death from many causes increased because, if you mask a deficiency and suppress a vital neurotransmitter, the whole balance is going to be upset.
It is not simple. We could not have done it without the Nutrient Scent Test kit. When the book about our work is published in October, everyone, who wants, can read and be empowered. That will be amazing.