Friday, December 11, 2009

Vitamin D Deficiency Facts / Fiction

To view Dr. Smith's article on Vitamin D Deficiency - Facts and Fiction, copy and paste the following address:

Then scroll down to HealthQuest e-News, Vol. 59 and click on the words Vol.59 to open the newsletter.

You will receive answer to questions, such as:
1. Why Blood Tests alone do not determine if you truly have a Vitamin D Deficiency.
2. The only Vitamin D Supplement safe and effective for daily intake for the public, along with the dosages.
3. Which tests determine Vitamin D Deficiency and other tests to determine whether your Vitamin D is being converted, activated, metabolized and transported to the cells, otherwise, you can have the symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency, even if you have sufficient Vitamin D.
4. The role, function and symptoms of Vitamin D.
5. The statistics on Vitamin D - such as 40% of Americans have a Vitamin D Deficiency.
and much more!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Royal Pains - "Get A PaceMaker So You Can Eat All The Junk Food You Want."

Years back I heard an Alert Message come across my television announcing a new medical breakthrough, "Research now reveals that what you eat affects the health of your body!" WOW!!!!!

Now, if none of the parts of your car are broken, then the mechanic is going to look for causes in what kind of fuel, oil, lubricant, etc. you are feeding your car. But somehow, our leading system for the treatment of the human body evidently had overlooked this basic principle until only a decade or so when this Medical Breakthrough was announced.

So, truly, I thought I had heard everything. Tonight, I realized I was wrong.

In the background, my TV is tuned to new show called, "Royal Pains," as I am diligently working at my computer, updating and proofing my website - a job that has been an ongoing project in my spare time (what's that?) for months now, with the help of a fabulously-brillant Internet Tech, Michael Zingalie (Hamilin, NY), who is doing wonders with the limitations of the website host and template I chose a few years back, due to my limited computer knowledge.

Anyway, back to Royal Pains -- this episode is about a retiring ballerina who passes out when she eats certain carbohydrates. The Star Doctor's solution, and I quote: (To the Ballerina, he says) "Get a pacemaker and you can eat all the junk food you want."

I almost fell out of my chair, it is good thing it has rollers. LOL.

Consider this ballerina's training - heavy on the exercise; light on the junk food (if any). I am generalizing here, but athletes generally know more about how to train, physically, than they know about how to feed the body to support the nutrient depletion occurring, due to their taxing (stressing) exercise and physical training routine. (Note: if they don't stress those muscles, etc., they cannot perfect their skill).

Though, athletes do, generally, know to avoid junk food, knowing which healthy foods and supplements (and the amounts) to take to match their level of physical output, is much less known. How many athletes (or their trainers) know about getting their nutritional biochemistry tested first to scientifically monitor what they need or don't need? -- Outcome -- they weaken their heart, and other organs/glands, due to guessing, instead of testing, for what they need.

So the star doctor's diagnosis was that her heart reacted to the junk food carbs, she was now eating, since her retirement meant she did not have to be so careful with her diet. To me, it should be obvious that a body not use to junk food would, if junk food was eaten, react to it and thus, stress a weak heart, and so don't eat the junk food.

However, His Medical Solution: A Pacemaker.

Real Solution: Don't eat junk food (period - weak heart or not). Get a clinical nutrition analysis of her biochemistry to determine what she is deficient in and then eat the foods and take the therapeutic, whole food supplements that strengthen the heart. At this level of deficiency, foods alone would not be sufficient to correct "clinical" deficiencies of the heart.

But what do I know, I only have a Ph.D in Clinical Nutrition, not a medical degree.

Do I sound cynical? It is not my nature to be. It is just that after almost 30 years of getting to the real cause of disease, and with the obvious public awareness that has been emerging since the 1970's that cellular nutrient deficiencies, chemical and heavy metal toxicity, and poor hygiene are the true causes of disease, I am amazed that the system that has dominated health care in the U.S. (for just the last century, by the way) still looks to surgical intervention (a quick fix) so people can continue to abuse and neglect the proper care of the human body.

The human body was designed to specifically operate, heal and repair itself, however, it can only do this when it receives what it requires to do its job -- i.e., macro- and micro-nutrients, in the right quality and quantity to support the level of activity of that human body and when that person, who owns that body, stops interfering with their innate healing process (i.e., stop ingesting chemical additive, trans-fatty acid, processed and alternated foods, commonly called, junk foods) Nothing else will ever truly "fix" the problem.

In all fairness, I must continue to say that pacemakers and other medical interventions are important medical breakthroughs and have their place in our health care system -- that place is true emergencies, like, for example -- had this ballerina been in a car accident and damaged her heart in a way that only a pacemaker would save her life.

But getting a pacemaker so you can eat junk food????
Come on.... Wake up America.......

Okay, you may be thinking -- it is a TV Show - it's not real?
Really? Are you sure? Let's ask the Show's Medical Adviser?

To my Blog Followers, clients and friends who read my blog regularly, - I am truly venting to the choir (similar to preaching to the choir). You know what I mean here as you are among the enlightened who have witnessed these same observations. So thank you for allowing me the space and audience to vent.

By the way, if you are reading this blog in real time, this Royal Pains episode is repeating in itself in 26 minutes (that would be 12 midnite, my time - C.S.T.). If you get a chance to watch this now or later, I want to thank you in advance for reading this blog, watching this episode and giving me your opinion (feedback) - see comments. Nightie-Night!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Gastroesophageal Reflux - Cause and Solution

Stephanie M, Fri. May. 29, 2009, writes: "My 3 week old had Gastroesophageal reflux, the doctor gave us some medicine to give her, and a different formula for the next couple days while the medicine starts working. Is there any kind of home remedies to try with her until the medicine starts working? she's still almost constantly crying."

Dr. Smith's Reply:

The Cause -
Cindy Whittaker sent your request to me. If you are not breast feeding, then change to goat's milk only. The cause is what is being fed to the child. Formulas recommended by conventional pediatric doctors are too acid-forming.

The Solution
Dilute 100% pure Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV), like Braggs, in reverse osmosis (R.0.) purified water and give your child one teaspoon before feeding. Dilution, for example, 1/2 teaspoon of ACV in 1/2 teaspoon of purified water. You may dilute with a little more water to make less bitter, if needed, for child to tolerate. Those who use this on a regular basis are often surprised that the gastro-esophageal heals and medication was not needed.

Of course, the important step to take it stop what is causing it in the first place. For infants, it is man-made formulas; for children and adults, it is eating more acid-forming foods (meat, bread, dairy, beans, legumes, bottled or packaged foods containing chemical additives, sugar, etc.) than alkaline foods (vegetables and fruits) on a daily basis.

Age Dosages of 100% Pure Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)- Ingest Before Each Meal:

For Children:
Infants (0-1 year) - 1/2 teaspoon
1-6 years - 1 1/2 teaspoon of ACV;
7-12 years - two teaspoons of ACV;
13 years and up - give adult dosage.

For Adults, add one tablespoon of pure Apple Cider Vinegar to one cup of warm R.O. purified water and ingest before each meal. It is okay to increase the dosages, if needed, no matter what age. You may add Stevia to sweeten, if too bitter for your taste.

Doesn't Work For You?
If this recommendation does not work for your infant, child or the adult following these instructions, then the problem is more serious, i.e., at a "clinical" nutritional stage of progression, and requires more information. Therefore, please call me at (940) 761-4045.

Historical Comment
Originally, labeled as heartburn or digestion, this was changed a number of years ago to Gastroesophageal Reflux, Acid Reflux, or Gastric Reflux. However, though seemly different words, the meaning is the same. The question is why rename heartburn and indigestion for more complicated, medical terms?

After all the simple terms are definitive, the only place one can have heartburn or indigestion is in the Gastro-esophageal area of the body and it is obviously an upchuck (reflux), so why complicate it by labeling a symptom (heartburn, indigestion) a disease or medical condition (Gastroesophageal, Acid or Gastric Reflux)?

Perhaps because treating a medical condition or disease leads to higher cost Prescription Drugs (instead of over-the-counter), physician's office visits for diagnosis and follow-up, and insurance coverage. As the murder mysteries often script, "follow the money."

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Almost Comatose, Texas Man Dismissed From Hospital With 3 Weeks To Live --- One Week Later, Functioning On His Own Due To Naturopathy

AND He Lived Longer Than Expected Due To Naturopathy.

Allopathic and Naturopathic Health Care Systems Must Equally Co-exist!

(Definitions below)

Early on in my career, I was contacted to make a house call, by the California son of an elderly man living in Burkburnett, Texas. His father was diagnosed with liver and pancreatic cancer and had been recently dismissed from the hospital. His family was told by his physician that allopathy (conventional medicine) had done all it could do for him, that he had about three weeks to live and to take him home.

Upon arrival, I was escorted to a bedroom where I observed this man almost comatose as he laid on his bed. When asked questions or spoken to, he did not response verbally or with movement to even acknowledge that he had heard you -- his eyes were fixed in a stare towards the ceiling, he wasn't able to move without assistance, he could not sit up or go to the bathroom on his own, and it was difficult to feed him.

His son understood the benefits of naturopathy and “clinical” nutrition, which is why I was contacted to provide nutritional support for his father in his last days. After my examination, I recommended an intensive protocol utilizing specific vitamins, herbs and juicing. Within three days, his father was sitting up and conversing with his family. Within a week, he was able to move about the house on his own, including going to the bathroom and feeding himself, and was enjoying conversations and watching TV with his family again.

He did not die in three weeks, he died in six. However, because his family chose to integrate naturopathic care, the quality of his health/life in those last weeks was alert and functional, instead of vegetative, as was his state at the conclusion of using allopathic care alone.

Imagine the possible outcome and longevity of this man's life had he been reared in the knowledge of the preventive care of naturopathy and “clinical” nutrition, and if not then, what if he had been told of this at the time of his diagnosis, so that allopathy and naturopathy could have been mutually provided (co-existing) in this man's best interest.


is defined as a system of therapy based on preventative health care, utilizing botanical medicine (herbs), clinical nutrition, dietetics, homeopathy, acupuncture, traditional oriental medicine, hydrotherapy, heat, light, air, and massage.

Clinical Nutrition
therapy includes vitamin, mineral, herbal, homeopathic supplementation and food chemistry dietary plans. A clinical nutrition program of care is designed based upon the findings from a nutritional biochemical analysis of laboratory testing (blood, urine, saliva, hair, etc.).

Allopathy – because the general public has been educated on conventional medicine, a brief definition is sufficient here. Allopathy is simply defined as a system of medicine based on disease management, utilizing pharmaceutical drugs and surgery as the primary medical care.


The origin of our Western allopathic medicine is naturopathy.

Prior to the introduction of pharmaceutical drugs, medical treatment included heat, light, air, botanical (herbal) medicine, dietetics, and physical therapies (massage, stretching, etc.), in addition to reparative and emergency surgical procedures.

With the introduction of drugs, in the late 19th century, allopathic medicine chose to emphasize drugs and surgery as it primary system of health care and discontinue or minimize its naturopathic practices. Thus, changing it into a disease management care system vs. a health care system.

In fact, the origin of drugs was herbs, then later synthetic chemicals were mixed with herbs until pharmaceutical science evolved into making drugs using only synthetic chemicals, which allowed them to be patented. I remember in the early 80's talking to a local pharmacist, who remembers earlier in his career, filling prescriptions by crushing herbs and encapsulating them.

History shows us that since the origin of drugs, there have been two human healthcare paths travelled – allopathic and naturopathic. I chose the naturopathic path in 1974. The purpose of my “Ask Dr. Donna” blog on the subject of Flu Vaccination, or any allopathic treatment of nationwide concern, is to share my personal preferences and experiences, and my clinical observations as a naturopathic and clinical nutrition practitioner.

I am not writing or sharing this with you to convince anyone to do as I do. Those who have chosen the naturopathic path are already doing the same as I am, and those who have chosen the allopathic path, will do as they want to do. Each is responsible to do their own research and make their own decision. It is the wise one, who knows how to use both responsibility.

It is my privilege and destiny, as a naturopathic and clinical nutrition practitioner, to assist newcomers on the path of naturopathy, upon request. Therefore, my blog provides an open invitation to contact me for more information.

Additionally, my website, has been designed for those in need of naturopathic and clinical nutrition care to improve their health, and to be coached on how to integrate naturopathy into their lifestyles to stay healthy, no matter from which path they come.

Those on the path of naturopathy recognize the place of medicine is in emergencies, such as accidental injuries, where bones need to be set, reparative surgery is required to save a life, etc., and to that end, allopathy has its place and is a blessing in its service to mankind.

Those, who elect to use drugs and surgery for any other purpose than to repair and recover from accidental injury or the results of violent acts (such as war, assault or abuse), have neglected to practice naturopathy. Therefore, they have been the cause of their own emergency need for allopathic care.

This also includes the communities who have failed to provide naturopathic education and resources to promote healthy lifestyles for the under-privileged and the low-income elderly, which limits their choices to allopathic care only.

One could add to this our present insurance system that does not provide coverage on the person, so they may choose their preferred medical or health care system or service, but provides coverage on the allopathic/medical service itself. Since it is the individual who pays for their insurance coverage, they should have the right to use their insurance to pay for any system of care or service (allopathic and/or naturopathic) they choose for the care of their mind and body, instead of being limited to use only the allopathic services covered by the insurance companies.

Since the origin of allopathy, those on the allopathic path, especially those in positions of authority and power, have been diligent in suppressing the knowledge of naturopathy to the point where we have generations who know of no other human health care system, but allopathic (drugs/surgery).

However, truth cannot be suppressed forever. Because of those who have always traveled the path of naturopathy, this knowledge has been preserved, shared and scientifically evolved. The 2007 Physician Desk’s Reference (PDR), an allopathic text of pharmaceutical drugs, reported that over 70 percent of Americans are choosing food supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc.). This is evidence of the “public” re-emergence of naturopathy, which has been rapidly emerging since the 1970's. This percentage indicates that Americans are recognizing that naturopathy is for the “daily care of the human mind and body” and allopathy is for accidental injury/emergency care. And for those Americans who do not, allopathy will be required for disease management, due to their lack of knowledge or neglect to integrate naturopathy into their lifestyle and, therefore, create their own diseases.

Regardless of the state in which we are currently in, physically or politically, the bottom line in any situation where one's life is being threatened, using the best of both systems is the best solution. Allopathic and Naturopathic Health Care Systems Must Equally Co-Exist with the same respect, authority, support and human right to choose either or both systems in the interest of what is best for the individual.

When those who are currently and solely on the allopathic path recognize this same truth, and begin to integrate naturopathic therapy into their daily lifestyle, only then will we attain the goal expressed by Winston Churchill (1947), when he said, “Healthy Citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.”

In closing, again, imagine this Texas man's life had he been reared from birth in the knowledge of the preventive care of naturopathy, and if not then, what if he had been told of this at the time of his liver/pancreas diagnosis, so that allopathy and naturopathy could have been mutually provided (co-existing) in this man's best interest. Fortunately, because he did receive naturopathic care in his last few weeks, he was able to exit from this world conscious, functioning, and with dignity.

Until allopathy and naturopathy equally co-exist, Americans will continue to create more illnesses and diseases for themselves, perpetuating our current worldwide statistic of an unhealthy country.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

HealthQuest e-News Issue 56, May 2009

I just finished writing our bi-monthly e-newsletter, which will be emailed by 5/6/09. If you would like a free subscription, send your email to me at

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Why I Will Never Get A Flu Shot, Swine or Otherwise

Below are several reasons why I would never get a flu shot (swine or otherwise), what has led me to this decision and what I do instead.

1. The Fallacy of Vaccinations.

What led to me to this decision evolved from research I discovered some years ago on how the facts that poor sanitation and malnutrition are the true cause of all epidemic diseases (past and present), from which came the birth of vaccinations.

The vaccination principle is to inject the person with the germ (whether virus, bacteria, staph, streph, etc. from swine or another source) on the theory that the person's immune system will produce anti-bodies to kill the injected germs and still be there in some distant, future time whenever the person is exposed to the germ again.

Good theory, but several future factors were never considered. Most of all is -- the elevated state of malnutrition which has continued to escalate since the introduction of industrialized foods (food processing, junk/fast foods, chemical food additives) as well as the daily use of over-the-counter or prescribed drugs -- all of which cause malnutrition.

A malnourished body is not strong enough to produce the anti-bodies required to tackle current, much less, future germ exposures. Do your own research on the statistics of how many people get the flu from flu shots and how many actually die from vaccinations of all kinds.

Now add to this, how many of our nation's children are now autistic or mentally/physically challenged due to the damage from infant and childhood vaccinations. (The Supreme Court has ruled last year, I believe, on vaccinations being a cause of autism) To think of injecting germs and toxins into little bodies, not yet fully developed in their digestive or immune systems, is heart-breaking. Their little bodies have no defense at all.

Remember that the bottom-line is: vaccinations are giving you the disease for which you are being vaccinated. This is not acceptable to me, for my body, nor for my family.

2. Keeping My Immune System (My Body) Strong and Healthy Is The Best Defense

It is a more sound principle to:

a. Keep my environment, sanitary (get rid of clutter, clean home, yards and garage on a weekly-monthly basis instead of just when company is coming, and I stopped using products, that contain chemicals, to clean my body (skin, hair, teeth, etc.), as well as the linens and furnishings in my home/office.

b. Because there are many factors that are always trying to compromise my nutritional health state, on an ongoing basis, I monitor and correct vitamin deficiencies to keep my immune system strong through periodic clinical nutrition analysis (testing) of my nutritional biochemistry (more on this in the right column). Some of the factors that compromise my nutritional health state -- when exposed to pollution in my air, food or water at the facilities I visit when running business or personal errands, homes of some family/friends, eating at restaurants, mental/emotional stressors, when I under- or over-exercise, etc.

I also complete a whole food and herbal full body detoxification/cleansing program 1-2 times a year for internal spring cleaning, so to speak, of my liver, gall bladder, kidneys, bladder, lymphatics, small and large intestines, etc.

In other words, you want to improve your own state of malnutrition, so you do not attract the germs for which you are considering vaccination. To read about how you attract germs into your body, yes, even the parasites of swine, what is the purpose of germs in our world, etc. go to my article on Parasites at

This is what I do on an ongoing basis, and since 1981, I have been providing vitamin deficiency testing, lifestyle consultations and designing therapeutic, whole food supplement programs to help others do the same.

3. In Acute Attacks - I use some very specific homeopathics, herbs and whole food vitamins.

What if I suddenly get attacked by a germ? I have, on-hand at all times, the homeopathics, herbs and whole foods vitamins/minerals I need for prevention and to deal with emergency situations. For example, the minute I feel a tingle or scratch in my throat, I spray my throat with a specific herbal spray that digests the germs right on the spot and does not let it go further into my tissue.

If for some reason, I did not feel the initial attack or exposure to use the spray, and I wake up, say at 3 a.m., with a runny nose, coughing, achy, head or chest congestion, etc., the usual symptoms of germ exposure, I have strong, but safe, therapeutic homeopathics and herbs that I take and within 24 hours I am feeling better and within 2-3 days, I am back to normal.

I and my family have been doing this since 1974 and I have been coaching clients in how to do this since 1981.

The bottom-line for me is I would rather keep my environment clean and chemical free, AND my body strong with periodic nutritional biochemistry testing and therapeutic, whole food, herb and homeopathic supplements, so that I do not attract the germs in the first place.

Because I am not in control of everything in my life, I would rather keep on hand, powerful therapeutic homeopathic and herbal remedies that are safe for me (my body), but not for these germs vs. vaccinations, which are not safe for either of us (me or the germs).

I have been following this protocol with success since 1974. If you are interested in how to do the same, please feel free to give me a call at (940) 761-4045 and I will be glad to coach you, too.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Less Gray Hair - Lost 20 Pounds

I started getting gray hair about 2 years ago, coming in like a gray/white halo from the top of my hair, showering downward. It has been blending beautifully with my natural color, so though it is pretty, who really wants gray/white hair? So the day after Thanksgiving, 2008, I started using an herb that has been reported as restoring gray hair to its natural colors, improving the metabolism and controlling the appetite. After three months, I thought I noticed a change -- less gray, but was not sure. I have been waiting for my hair stylist to confirm it, however, she had given me such a great cut before Thanksgiving that I did not have to see her again until five months later. So on Thursday, 4/23/09, I went to get my hair cut and my hair stylist confirmed 100% that I have more brown color and a lot less gray. How cool is that!

I already knew this herb was successful in controlling my appetite and improving my metabolism because since Thanksgiving, I have lost 20 pounds.

I will keep you posted as I continue to restore my natural color and lose more weight.

If you would like to know more, give me a call at (940) 761-4045, anytime from Monday-Friday from 10 to 5 p.m. C.S.T. (closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch), except Wednesday afternoons.

Successful Business Relocation

It is hard to believe that it has been a month since I last blogged. The previous date was March 26, the day we started relocating my business - closing our clinic and moving the business home. We are now providing our business as a home-based, mail-order clinical nutrition testing and consultation service for local, as well as our long-distance clients. I decided that after 27 years in a clinic-setting, seeing in-office patients as well as providing our services by mail to long-distance clients, that I would discontinue the in-office services and use this time to write books and more articles, etc.

I love hearing the birds chirping outside my window, watching the fish swimming in the pond when I take an outdoor break, and listening to the waterfall as I work.

I want to thank all my local clients who are being supportive in this change.

Welcome MustangSally

Thank you MustangSally for following my blog. Your life sounds wonderful and I love the names of your horses!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Relocating Our Business

What a wonderful day. Thank you to Cratus, Matt, Melynda, Beverly, and Eileen who helps us pack and move our clinic today.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Normal Blood Tests Does Not Mean You Are Healthy, Only Currently Disease Free!

A medical interpretation of your blood tests and diagnosed as "normal" means your blood does not currently indicate disease or a chemistry that is life threatening - which is good news. However, a clinical nutrition interpretation of the same blood tests, will reveal multiple deficiencies, excesses, biochemical imbalances and organ/gland dysfunctions, which if not identified and then corrected, in time will progress to the disease state, then your MD will be able to see it in your blood.

This is also why you can be experiencing symptoms yet your MD says 1) blood tests are normal, 2) no medical cause for your symptoms, 3) it is all in your head - then send you to a psychiatrist or prescribe an anti-depressant, or other mind-altering drug, etc.

Only a clinical nutrition analysis of your blood tests will identify the cause of your current symptoms and what to do to improve your health. I hope this helps Laura and others who wonder how they can feel bad when their medical tests are normal. To find out how to order a clinical nutrition analysis of your blood tests, go to or call me at (940) 761-4045.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

What Everyone Should Know About Thyroid Dysfunction


I just read the comments at the above site, and me makes me both sad and angry for all the people who are mislead by well-meaning, but misinformed experts. What I will share with you has been the result of helping people with dysfunctions of the thyroid, adrenals, sex hormones, etc., since 1981, and in doing so I have learned something everyone needs to know.

Minerals transport hormones (thyroid, adrenal, sex hormones, etc.) to the cells. The thyroid can be functioning normally, yet if the person has deficiencies in the specific minerals that transport the thyroid hormones from the glands (same with adrenals and sex glands), the hormones that do not get to the cells will collect in the blood. They are taken to the blood to be filtered by liver and excreted through the kidneys. This is a biological process for eliminating what the body cannot use. When the hormones get transported to the blood for this purpose, it causes imbalances in thyroid levels (it can raise or lower TSH, T3, T4 and FTI, respectively). If at that moment, a person has a blood test done by their MD, the MD will see this imbalance and immediately assume that it is a glandular problem. The MD then will diagnose hypo or hyper function of the gland, prescribe a drug for it, as in the case of Synthroid for hypothyroid. Consequently, the drug interferes with a perfectly healthy functioning gland, which in times causes the gland to become dysfunctional, even diseased, and the real cause continues, also making the condition worse and goes on undetected. This is why so many continue to have problems and create more problems for themselves when they take the drug, or take supplements such as Armour or other thyroid supplements -- the real cause is not being addressed. So though the person may feel initially better (which is due to the stimulation of the gland) once the gland has dealt as best it can with this source of stimulation or manipulation (drug or supplement), it tries again to communicate to the person (via the symptoms surfacing again) that the real problem has not been addressed. So the person goes back to feeling fatigued or whatever their original symptoms were. Please note, my referenced to Armour is not saying anything against the supplement, just that if the cause is not glandular, but mineral deficiencies, Armour will not help in the long-term.

Additionally, when a man or woman goes through menopause (fe)or andropause (male), the thyroid and adrenals are backup glands for producing sex hormones. However, most people have exhausted thyroid and adrenals glands by the time they reach this time of life. This causes even further dysfunction of these glands and more severity of symptomology.

Taking a multiple mineral supplement is not the answer and can make the above worse. I could write a whole article on minerals.

Before taking any supplement, it is best to have your nutritional biochemistry tested to find out exactly what you are deficient or excessive in - there are specific tests for vitamin deficiencies and others for mineral deficiencies.

If you want to know more about this and how to identify and correct the real cause, please feel free to contact me at (940) 761-4045 M-F 10 to 5 p.m. C.S.T. or email me at I am here to help.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Best To Test Before You Buy Supplements

80% of Americans are taking supplements. However, without clinical nutrition testing of your biochemistry (blood, urine, saliva, hair, etc.), people are taking the wrong supplement, dosage or taking supplements longer or not longer enough.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Your Health Freedom Is In Danger. Act Quickly!

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I am grateful to all the people who support me in my mission in life - to help others improve and maintain their health using God's true medicines - herbs, vitamins, minerals, food, etc. Today, I am especially grateful to my colleague, Alexandria Teed, in Boise, ID, Jordan Gary, my landlord at for my business location, and my son, Matt, who helps me in our business, above and beyond.

Friday, February 27, 2009

HealthQuest e-News Vol. #55 - March 1, 2009

The first e-mailed version of our newsletter will be sent on March 1st. If you would like to be included on our emailing list, go to my web site at Click on Newsletter and then click Go on the sign up box.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

FMS - Twitter Follow-Up & How To Get Started Helping Your Body Heal!

I just answered your twitter replies. I posted the message to twitter and below in my blog after reading a post you two made earlier, so am delighted to hear from you. I love Twitter, but too little space to converse. Please read my article on FMS, and then post your ? here and I will answer back. Bottom line is that you do not have to continue to suffer as you have been. There is cause and effect even in FMS, so their is a solution. My article shares my first case history with you, even showing you comparision test results.

There are a number of underlying causes that often get labeled as FMS, MS, Chronic Fatigue, Auto Immune, Adrenal Failure and so on, because of similarities in symptoms. The bottom line of improving your health no matter what you have been "label" is all the same - cellular repair and regeneration - help your body grow healthy new cells, raise nutrient deficiencies that are "clinically" low, balance your biochemistry, detoxify germs, metals, chemical and other toxins from your body that are inflaming your cells and tissue and causing more pain. I can show you how to do this and how to make it affordable to you.

My Internet Tech is working on my site so to afford any unconstruction messages, go directly to the web page -- www.advancedclinicalnutrition/newsletterarticles.html

While there be sure to read my article titled, "What Is Inside Our Cells Proves Drugs Don't Heal!" and look at the Cell Metabolism Slide. These will give you a "get started" foundation of information re where I am coming from, and I have not had a chance to write about some other key factors involved in all of the above, so will share them as they come up in conversation or as it applies to you.

Additionally, it is important to know the difference between "Clinical" Nutrition and Dietetics - on my website I define the difference between them on the web page:

When in my website, you can click on About the Company for my degrees, education and training. Check back to my web site as the entire design is changing and I have written over 90 articles, had many of them published and just learned how to post them on my website, so will be adding more as time goes on.

I also just wrote my 55th issue of my newsletter as an e-newsletter and will be glad to add you to my e-mailing list if you want to stay on top of the latest research in clinical nutrition. I was amazed one day years ago, when I realized what I learn at our International and America Association of Clinical Nutritionists Scientific Symposiums, each year, does not become public knowledge until 10-30 years later. So my clients always have the information first either through my newsletter or at their appointments, when the research applies to their own health challenges.

I will be checking back to answer any questions posted. Please be encouraged that there is hope and there is help. As you read the first web page in my web site -, I think you will understand why I say this. Be assured that I am not asking you to take anything I say by faith or even to believe a word I am saying here, as Harv Eker says. Even though I have over 30 years of experience helping people and I know the truth behind what I am sharing with you - because I have experienced it - remember this is my truth - it does not make it right, wrong, false or true, it simply makes it my experience. And though this information has transformed my life and helped thousands of people before you, still I am sharing with you out of my truth. What is important here, is you. So what I am asking of you is to read what I have shared with you - if it makes sense to you - then the next step is to take the appropirate steps to experience for yourself that clinical nutrition and naturopathy works and has been the missing key to helping you.

Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics is foundational to the healing of the human mind and body. Until this is in place in your body - all other therapies, massage, stress reduction, drugs, exercise, physical therapy, acupuncture, etc. are a help to reduce pain and stress -- but they do not heal at a cellular level which is the only way the body heals. You have already experienced this truth for yourself--if everything you have done so far was all your body needed to heal, we would not be having this conversation.

On last thing, what is sold to the public as vitamins, minerals and other food supplements are not formulated for clinical use, but for health maintenance, at the most. So if you have tried taking vitamins, minerals, etc. from stores or mail order, and they have helped (or not helped), they fall into the same category as the therapies above - they are not designed for cellular repair and healing - they are not potent enough. Read about "Therapeutic, clinically-formulated, whole food vitamins/minerals and other food supplements" in my website.

Okay, I have laid it all out for you -- what I say here either makes sense to you and you want to know more; or it does not. You will find that I am very direct and truthful.

If it does, and you want to know more. Post some questions and let's get to work turning your health around so you can start feeling better in just a few weeks, and be on the road to helping your body heal itself once and for all! The latter of which will take months to accomplish, but your symptoms will begin to leave in 3-6 weeks, once you are giving your body what it needs to heal and you understand how to stop interfering with its healing processes.!

The good news is you no longer have to feel like a butterfly, with a broken wing, who has to flitter from one therapy to the another because though they help, they are never enough.

Clinical Nutrition is enough, because Clinical Nutrition Works!

Have a blessed day!

P.S. I have out of town family coming in tomorrow, so I will check back for your posting asap. Meanwhile, you have your homework outlined above (LOL).

P.P.S. Oh yes, one of the first questions people ask is can I afford your help? Well my direct answer is "you cannot afford not to have my help (LOL), because what I do works. And ask yourself how much money, time and energy have invested in the past and are doing so now, on drugs and other therapies, and still not getting all the help you need?"

Putting my candor aside, and talking just financially -- I provide my services to work within everyone's financial budget - think of it this way, the more of my services you can afford, the faster your body heals, the less, the slower. However, the real point here are the words "your body heals," so yes you can afford me.

And no matter what program I have designed for the individualized biochemistry of the clients whom I have helped before you (the fast and the slow), all of my clients started feeling better in 3-6 weeks, so I am quite confident you will too.

Again, have a blessed day.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

FMS Article - Clinical Nutrition Works

Tonight I was twittering and read a conversation between two ladies sharing their suffering with FMS - my heart went out to them. I hope they find the way to my article on FMS at I have successfully help my clients with FMS to improve their health without drugs by showing them how to help their body heal at a cellular level using clinical nutriton. In my article on FMS, I share my first case history and the test results. Joe went from being in a wheel chair to golfing in two months.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine Gift To My Blog Visitors

My Valentine Gift to you, is an Herbal Foot and Full Body Bath that gives quick relief for Colds and Flu. Go to website at Have any questions about this, call me at (940) 761-4045, C.S.T., 10-5 p.m. Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

What is Inside Our Cells Proves Drugs Don't Heal!

The blog titled, "What Is Inside Our Cells," is also posted as an article on Dr. Smith's web site. The Diagram for the Pathways of the Metabolism of the Cells is also posted. Go to

What is Inside Our Cells

Did you know that the Diagram of the Metabolism and Pathways of the Human Cells was mysteriously left out of medical school text books over 40 years ago? When you look at this diagram, you can see that only nutrients are inside our cells. Nutrients are macro-nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats/oils), micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and water. Do you know what this means? What this means is that only nutrients can heal the body!! Drugs will never heal the human body. Drugs manipulate the metabolism and the autonomic nervous system, much like switching the Light from ON to OFF, so your biological functions are redirected. In other words, so you do not feel the pain that is still there. This is not healing the body by getting to the cause of the pain. In time, the body becomes worse, first, because the original cause was not healed and second, because of drug side effects. Drugs have their purpose – if you are injured and have a wound that needs to be stitched, we are blessed to have drugs to "temporarily" manipulate your nervous system, so you do not feel the pain of the suture (stitching).

I was 24 when God led me to the study of herbs, which then led me to the study of the nutrients in herbs. Since that time, I have not taken a drug for any health challenge that I have experienced – from the common cold, an occasional headache, burns, accidental wounds, broken knee cap, Lupus, etc. I home-birthed my son, Matt (now 23), and he has never taken a drug, only nutrients. We used herbs to heal his 3rd degree burns from walking across a floor furnace at age 1 1/2, for his one ear infection, childhood diseases, colds and flu. Yes, we even legally avoided the dangers of vaccinations.

My blog has been designed for the purpose of coaching others in how to restore and maintain their health using nutrients, and reclassifying Drugs as Emergency Use Only, such as injuries that require a bone to be reset, a bleeding wound to be stitched or for those who require surgery to remove a part of the body to save one's life. The need for surgery is a direct result from accidental injury or a lack of knowledge or neglect in applying the principles of nutritional biochemistry in one's lifestyle.

Now some of you may be in this place. You have had surgeries, a diagnosed disease or you are feeling the effects of long-term nutritional deficiencies due to poor diet, vitamin/mineral depletion from regular drug use, or exposures to chemicals and other pollutants in our air, food, and water. Symptoms of nutritional deficiencies include low energy, lack of endurance, headaches, memory loss, thyroid or other hormone imbalances, ringing in the ears, heart palpation, acid reflux and other gastro-intestinal complaints, and joint pain, just to name a few.

We cannot undo the past, nor begrudge ourselves for what we did not know or did not do. Today is a new day. Your body has a miraculous, innate healing power and when you learn how to give it what it needs to heal and stop interfering with its healing process; it will do wonders in restoring your health and maintaining optimal health for the rest of your life.

Let me close with this important note: When one begins any new journey, one always needs a good map or one gets lost along the way and either delays or prevents arriving at their destination. In this journey, the map is a Clinical Nutrition Analysis of your nutritional biochemistry, e.g., blood, saliva, urine, hair, etc. With clinical nutrition testing, there is no guessing -- you know exactly what your body needs to heal and maintain health.

Are you ready to be coached? Blog me.

Message to Twitter @craftyGAgal

Personal to Twitter - craftyGAgal: I was sorry to hear of your medical incident and the pain you are in. Cindy Whittaker referred me to you because of how I have helped her with a number of health challenges and she is confident that I can help you too. If you are interested, please email me with your phone number and best days/times (C.S.T.P) to call you (except on a Tuesday or Wednesday - not good days for me) and I will be delighted to share with you how I can help. Be of good cheer. Help IS here.

Friday, February 6, 2009

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Drugs or Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, & Homeopathics

What The Public Needs To Know About Drugs - Scientific and Statistic Facts
What The Public Needs To Know About Whole Food Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Clinical Nutrition
To Participate in Poll, Read Slide 26 in this Power Point Presentation.