“The search for the magic pill. Better than vitamins. Can phytonutrients or phytoceuticals prevent cancer?! Phytonutrients in vegetables are probably the best hope for stopping some of the most deadly and stubborn diseases.”
Newsweek, April 25, 1994
This Newsweek article begged the question of the worth of synthetic or fractionated antioxidants and other designer nutritional supplements. Today we know that therapeutic foods are best. Healing (therapeutic) foods are loaded with phytonutrients, phytoceuticals, and phytochemicals as well as healing molecules found in organs and glands. Since some of the richest sources of complex nutrients are found in organs and glands, the combination of these with plants make up the most powerful healing nutrition
of our time—whole food nutritional supplements.
The best whole food supplements begin with plants that contain the highest quality of nutrients—that is, plants that are grown organically, harvested, and then combined with the rich nutrition found in special glands and organs. Because the nutritional material is processed into supplements without heat or chemicals, the nutrition is naturally concentrated, perfectly balanced, and full of life’s spark. These supplements are naturally low‐dose and high‐activity (high absorption), with nutrition that is in perfect harmony, and that by far out‐performs regular “vitamins” and all other synthetic and fractionated nutritional supplements.
I know this is true because over the past four decades I have been courted by all major supplement makers. And indeed, I could have become very rich selling the usual type of supplements because they are produced in chemical companies for pennies and sold for hundreds of dollars. The problem is that for the most part, they do not perform as advertised. I have tested hundreds over the years, and I always come back to the superior results I get from whole food supplements. The profit is not there, but the evidence‐based findings (how much better you look and feel), and the scientific findings (lab tests, x‐rays, heart graphs, bone scans, etc.) that I get with the whole food supplements certainly are. In fact, with a few exceptions, these kinds of results are completely absent with most conventional nutritional supplements—no matter how “potent,” “mega‐dose,” or expensive they are.
The Cardiac Invalid
A perfect example is one of our end‐stage heart patients who had taken vitamin E, tocotrienols, hawthorne, CoQ10, magnesium, calcium, and more, but was still a prescription drug invalid on a downward health spiral toward heart attack and death. Ideally, I would have this patient consume, on a daily basis, pounds of raw wheat germ, high-selenium yeast, pacific kelp, tillandsia, whole raw heart, liver, adrenal, and spleen, whole pea plants, beet roots and leaves, raw alfalfa, allantoin, mushrooms, raw bone including the marrow, buckwheat juice and seed, cod liver, crude chlorophyll, and more. Naturally this not possible. So instead we use therapeutic whole food supplements—which actually are these raw ingredients concentrated into tablets and capsules. Our patient got started on Cardio‐Plus®, Cataplex® B, Cataplex® F, Min‐Tran®, and Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil.
He soon found he could breathe better and he had less chest pain. His blood pressure normalized, and he needed less and less medicine. Soon he was drug‐free and had regained his strength, energy, and endurance. In effect, the proper whole food supplements helped him reverse his heart disease, stop his downward health spiral toward certain death, and gave him a new lease on a powerful, more energized life. Therapeutic whole food supplements succeeded when all the other supplements and prescription drugs failed.
This is so dramatically different from the hit‐or‐miss application of standard “vitamins and minerals” that the two approaches cannot even be compared. This is the kind of nutrition and medical practice that completely changes lives. Newsweek had it right all along. However, it remains a big secret in this country simply because there is no big money in it.
How Do You Transform Organic Foods into Supplements?
You cannot make therapeutic foods into supplements for pennies and then sell them for hundreds of dollars like the average “vitamins.” For starters you need rich, organic soil, and glacier‐rich farmland away from other sources of contamination. You need to grow all the foods organically, with organic seeds, hand weeding, artesian well water irrigation, and organic mulch for fertilizing. And finally you need to process these foods, vegetables, organs, and glands into supplements properly in order to maintain their life energy.
To do this you cannot use heat or chemicals. Instead you use high‐vacuum dryers that are time‐consuming, bulky, and expensive. You extract the whole raw juices—not just the water—to produce a concentrated product that is laden with both the fat‐soluble and water‐soluble nutrients. You then properly combine these nutrients with the nutrition from properly separated glands and organs using formulae that have been tested for 50 to over 80 years with millions of patients. You tablet or encapsulate the nutrition using only organic ingredients such as honey and gum Arabic. And to keep everything running smoothly, you use calcium stearate from vegetables to lubricate the machinery. Finally, the end product is packaged in sealed amber or green bottles with induction lids and bottleneck seals.
Product testing actually begins on the farm by evaluating the nutrient, mineral, and humus content of the soil. Analyzing the components of the plants, and determining which stage in a plant’s life cycle produces the highest nutrient yield is next. This is followed by microbiological testing to ensure that the products are free from contamination. Next comes testing to determine that the actual nutrition is in the product per the label claims. And after bottling, there is a final testing to ensure proper hardness and moisture.
All these steps are only the basics when it comes to the most superior whole food supplements. With these products you get measurable responses in your health. You don’t bury your head in the sand, keep your fingers crossed, and hope your “vitamins” will work. In the end, you are consuming concentrated food, not chemicals that stress the body, rarely perform as advertised, are grossly overpriced, and serve primarily to make millions of dollars for the manufacturers.
Today it would be almost impossible for a company to start making whole food supplements from therapeutic foods. But thanks to the brilliance, genius, and futuristic thinking of early scientists and engineers like Dr. Royal Lee, this kind of healing and these kinds of supplements are available to you today. They are produced by a tiny number of companies, and the benchmark for excellence in the whole nutrition field is the company that Dr. Lee founded back in 1929, Standard Process®.
The protocols and strategies in Health Alert, The New Encyclopedia Of Holistic and Pragmatic Medicine, and my special reports are based primarily around whole food supplements, therapeutic foods, and phytonutrient or phytoceutical complexes. All the products I recommend are produced in the manner discussed in this article. These are the same products I give my family, loved ones, and patients. They are the same products I take myself—the ones that produce profound health changes proven by scientific evaluations and evidence‐based medicine. These are the products that I have tested for more than 40 years and that produce health results that speak for themselves.
This type of nutritional therapy is so radically different from standard “vitamins and minerals,” that questions often arise. The most common questions and their answers are listed here:
- What nutrients aside from vitamins and minerals end up in whole food supplements that are absent in standard “vitamins and minerals”? Aside from the vitamins and minerals, these supplements contain nutrition that provides perfect balance and synergistic activity, allowing for proper digestion, absorption, assimilation, and activity in your body. Just some of this nutrition includes enzymes, co‐enzymes, trace minerals, mineral activators, sterols, phytols, sterolins, phytochemicals (both known and unknown), and microRNA (plant genetic coding) all in their proper balance as only nature can provide.
- Are the products safe? To insure purity and safety, expert microbiologists and chemists continually conduct on‐site bacteriological and toxicity tests of raw materials, spot checks, and finished product checks. To ensure the highest quality, vitamin and mineral analyses are constantly conducted after the product is produced to guarantee each product’s nutritional content.
- Why are so few nutrients listed on the label? The reason other supplements can maintain supposed high‐potency is because the “vitamins” are synthetically produced in exact amounts. While this may seem to be a more powerful product, all synthetic and fractionated products are incomplete and not compatible with the human body. The reason is obvious—these chemicals lack their natural nutritional counterparts (like those listed in question #1) that allow for proper digestion, assimilation, and utilization by the body. Aside from the nutritional counterparts listed in question #1, synthetic nutrients would also lack vitamin B4 (essential to heart health), CoQ10, nutritional activators (such as tyrosinase, the precursor to organic copper), all the plant flavonoids and carotenoids (such as vitamin P and beta carotene), amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids (such as vitamin F), and a myriad of others.
With whole food supplements only the major nutrients are listed on the label of each product. Since nutrient content can vary slightly from batch to batch (all plants are slightly different), listing the exact amounts of all the hundreds (or thousands) of nutrients in each product would require a new label for each bottle.
- What about potency? Synthetic or fractionated supplements (which comprise almost all the supplements for sale in stores and online) are so totally lacking in nutritional synergists that the body can barely use them. That is the reason such high doses are needed for any of the vitamins to be usable. In many instances, 95% to 98% of the product is wasted. And high‐dose synthetic or fractions can induce powerful nutritional deficiencies and imbalances as they scour the body for the synergistic nutrients they need to be assimilated.
While milligrams (mg) and international units (IU) are listed on whole food supplement labels, their comparison to milligrams and international units of synthetics is not useful. If a comparison would have to be made, most nutritional scientists feel that whole food supplement potency is between 100 to 1000 times greater than synthetics or fractionated products. So 4 IU of whole food vitamin E would equal somewhere between 400 IU and 4000 IU of store‐bought vitamin E.
With live, vital, whole food supplements made from therapeutic foods, the uptake and usefulness in your body is ensured. That is the real reason why a totally complete, totally safe, and extremely low‐dose (as occurs in nature) supplement is really the super, high potency product. In the end, it is not what and how much is on the label. Rather, it is what and how much gets into your bloodstream and tissues to heal your body.
The Proof in the Pudding
Evidence‐based and pragmatic medicine is the study of what really gets the job done in the body without causing harm. Having access to any and all nutritional supplements for more than 40 years, I have discovered that synthetic and fractionated products for the most part do not work.
The real proof in the pudding is when a product works and is safe for millions of people over decades of time. The products I recommend fulfill this requirement. They have been used so successfully that their recipes or protocols have actually been handed down from father to son, mother to daughter, over several generations. Whole food nutritional supplements are the ones that get the job done.
Treatment of the symptoms of disease will almost always fail to help you truly resolve your health problems. For that reason, none of the treatments/protocols in this article are intended to treat any disease or condition. Rather, they are designed to treat you. You will be shown how to identify, address, treat, and/or eliminate the underlying causes of your health problems—which are diagnosed by your physician or medical professional. This gives you the best chance to finally get well and even cure yourself.