My mother has osteoporosis…Will your Liquid Coral Calcium supply her with enough Calcium?
How can I be assured that the Coral was not harvested from live reefs?
The Label says 2100mg Coral Calcium and then 575mg below that. What does this mean?
Please get back to me at your earliest convenience. Thanks!
I look forward to your reply.
First, No one harvests from live reefs. The 2,100 is the amount of the coral calcium (the total raw product in one serving) the 575 is the amount of calcium per serving. This is a fantastic formula for the bones it is very a comprehensive formula and at a great price.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc
I have received my second shipment of CAOH Coral Calcium. I have my wife & sister using it as a preventative.
My sister wants to know how you guys make it taste so good.
How many servings should we all take…Currently we are all using 2 Tablespoons. Does that supply enough calcium?
Please get back to me.
I am glad all of you like the formula. The good taste is just our – all natural flavor blend, its good stuff. 2 tblsp. is perfect.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc
10/12/2007 – The antioxidant capacity of fresh fruit and vegetables does not decrease during storage, and the polyphenol content even increases, suggests new research.
According to Belgian researchers from the University of Liege, storing selected fruit and vegetables at room temperature or under refrigeration did not result in any loss of phenolic compounds, ascorbic acid or flavonols – a trio of chemical classes associated with antioxidant content.
The health benefits of consuming a diet rich in fruit and vegetables are backed up by a multitude of studies, with the Five-a-day message now well engrained in the consumer’s awareness. However, applying this does not seem to be filtering down into everyday life, with recent studies indicating that the average consumption of people in developed countries is three portions a day.
“The new and interesting result of this study was the relative stability of the antioxidant capacity in most fruits and vegetables during storage,” wrote lead author Claire Kevers in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
“In general, fruits and vegetables visually spoil before any significant antioxidant capacity loss occurs. Nevertheless, it could be stressed that, in general, polyphenolic content increased.”
Kevers and co-workers obtained various fruit and vegetables from Belgian market and, after measuring its initial antioxidant content, stored the produce at room temperature or refrigerated them (four degrees Celsius). The antioxidant levels of the fruit and vegetables were measured at various times until the produce visually spoiled.
The antioxidant capacities were evaluated using three measure: the total phenolic content; the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging assay; and the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC).
According to the researchers, black grapes contained the highest phenolic levels (582 mg of CAE per 100 g), followed by bananas, green grape, lemon, strawberry, and plum. Red and yellow peppers topped the phenolic ranking for vegetables with 296 and 284 mg of CAE per 100 g, respectively.
Similar results were observed in terms of radical scavenging activity, with grapes, bananas, and lemon leading the way with DPPH measures, while the red, yellow and green peppers had DPPH values six times that of the other vegetables.
The ORAC assay ranked strawberry, cherry, plum, and black grape as the top four for the fruit, while peppers again ranked high for the vegetables. These were closely followed by spinach, broccoli, and garlic.
After storage, Kevers and co-workers report that the DPPH values were, in general, relatively stable. However, the phenolic content – particularly the flavonoid content – did increase during storage.
“The preservation of fruit phenolic content has a great impact on the quality of fruits because of the contribution of phenols not only in enzymatic browning reactions but also on nutritional value of the product, as antioxidant capacity,” wrote the researchers.
“The results of this study indicated that in most fruits and vegetables the storage did not affect negatively the antioxidant capacity. In some cases an increase of the antioxidant capacity was observed in the days following their purchase,” they stated.
“A validation of the antioxidant capacity approach is essential for investigating the role of food antioxidants in human health,” they added.
Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Published on-line ahead of print. ASAP Article, doi: 10.1021/jf071736j
“Evolution of Antioxidant Capacity during Storage of Selected Fruits and Vegetables”Authors: Claire Kevers, M. Falkowski, J. Tabart, J.-O. Defraigne, J. Dommes, J. Pincemail
Note: Red and yellow peppers, along with ”raw” spinach and broccolli, are at the top of the list of the most beneficial vegetables that we can consume. Dr. E
October 30, 2007 by Dr. Marcus Ettinger
Filed under Cleansing & Detoxification, Diet & Weight Loss, Dietary Supplement Access Poll - 01/15/2007, Dr. E's Health Programs, Dr. Ettinger's Thoughts, Frequently Asked Questions, Health Conditions
Subject: Product inquiry
Question: Dr. Ettinger,
I have been attempting to order a product you have shown in your product catalog; however I do not see the product listed on the website and when I contacted your customer service line to place an order the customer service representative stated he could not pull the product up on his computer either. I want to know has the product (LIQUID GHR – PRO) for the body been discontinued or is it listed under a different name. Please help as I would love to place an order for this product. The description of the product definitely makes me interested in receiving the benefits from using
such a product.
Thank you in advance for your response.
I am very sorry for the delay. That product has been discontinued. Tell me what body challenge you want handled or what are you trying to achieve and I can help pick out some products. They may be ours or something else you can get at a health food store.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.
Reply: Dr. Ettinger,
Thank you for your response. I am so sorry the product is discontinued. Right now I am experiencing the need for some hormone therapy. I need or desire a supplement that will help me keep my youthful appearance and help me with my skin, hair and nails; something that can control some of the symptoms of menopause as well as increase my metabolism to help rid my body of fat. I hope I am not asking for something impossible, but according to the description of the product (Pro
GHR) I am inquiring about with you, it is such a product.
Thanks in advance for your help. I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Age is genetics + diet (food and supplements) + outside forces (drinking, smoking, sun) + attitude. I can help with “diet”.
To help slow down aging we need lots of antioxidants. I am 43 and I take our Vitamin E (1), Vitamin C (1), Ultra Supreme Greens (1 heaping tblsp), Lecithin Granules (2 tblsp), Liquid Power (1 ounce), and Whey Protein. From a health food store I take liquid flax seed oil (1 tblsp) and psyllium husk fiber (1 heaping tblsp). I mix everything with water and some frozen fruit in a blender; that’s’ my breakfast. I know it may seem like a lot, it isn’t and I know it does cost a bit.
This program is immune stimulating, anti-aging, low calorie, high antioxidant, super energy producing, anti-Alzheimer’s….. My wife and I will do this for the rest of my life and so will hundreds of patients of mine. This is not only one of the best breakfasts we can have it’s medicine – preventative and curative (my opinion).
I am also attaching my food list.
There is no magic pill to help us stay young. It comes down to clean, natural food; good supplements; exercise; positive attitude; and good genetics.
Let me know what you think about this.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.
Reply: Dr. Ettinger,
I currently use the Ultra supreme greens and the Liquid Power, Vitamin C and E; the Goji and Mangosteen juice, HRT and an iron supplement; and eat a variety of fruits for breakfast; however I never thought to mix all of this in a blender and enjoy it that way. Of course I will have to add whey protein, flaxseed and fiber. I make it a point to make sure I choose products that are high in antioxidants. Yes, I like it and will consider the change this week. I did not have an attachment of the food list you indicating you were attaching ,will you send it to me please? What else do you have to help me with the diet? Thank you very much for this information it helps a lot.
When you have that for breakfast and follow the food list your body will naturally lean down. Exercise is very important to keep your metabolism up. If you need a little edge than check out the bottom products on our full product list. There are some aids for fat burning, cortisol (stress weight gain), energy, and appetite suppression.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.
Reply: Thank you Dr. E!
I will use the list as a guide to a healthier and better me.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of my food list.
Question: We have been taking both your Liquid Power and Goji Juice for several months now. My husband is a recent cancer (b-cell lymphoma) survivor and has heart disease. I cannot determine from the ingredient list how much COQ-10 is in the Liquid Power. I am wondering if we need to add that to our morning “cocktail”.
We love your products Dr. E. and are both feeling wonderful!
Thank you for your assistance with our question!
There is not what I would consider a therapeutic dose of CoQ10 in our Liquid Power (50mg’s). In my opinion a therapeutic dose starts at or above 100mg’s. If you are looking to increase your dosage, 100-120mg’s a day would be my starting point.
I am glad that you like the products. E-mail me any time.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.
9/18/2007 Question: Does Acai-Max have the pits and skins where the nutrients are supposed to be the highest? I’m thinking of ordering the product and I was trying to compare it to Monavie which has 19 fruits. I really want the best for my family but don’t want to go broke in the process. Also can young children take acai-berry juice.
Answer: Dear Nancy,
Timely question; I just returned home 5 hours ago from spending 8 days in Belem, Brazil. This area is where all of the acai comes from.
The pit is never used and comprises from 88-90% percent of the berry. The remaining 10-12% is skin and pulp. Acai Max is 60% acai with pomegranate, red raspberry, black elderberry, and Amazonian camu camu. We are not like Mona Vie as we are not an MLM, we “DO” state the percentage of acai in our juice, and all of the fruits in our juice serve a purpose, not just there for taste or thickening purposes.
Kids can drink either Mona Vie or Acai Max.
I hope this helps. Look back to the Acai Max page in the coming days for a written and picture – show and tell – from our trip.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.
9/19/2007 Question: I recently contacted the Dr. from the forum on the quality of Acai Max as opposed to Monavie. In comparing the two products (Monavie or Acai-Max), I am trying to get the best product for the best price. Can you let me know what you think about the difference in processing. The Monavie people claim they flash FREEZE the berries within 24 hrs. of picking. Is your Acai Max processed the same way?
A note to me from my friend.
Just a heads up , All of what was stated in that email is NOT 100% accurate. Monavie is the ONLY juice company that FLASH FREEZES the berries within 24 hours of picking them. The reason for this is because Fruit starts to lose its nutrition and ORAC value within 24 hours. The ORAC value ( Oxygen Reduction Absorption Capacity) started in the U.S. in 1991. It is the FDA’s way of measuring the nutrition in fruit. Before the ACAI berry was discovered Cranberries were the highest with 93 ORAC. ACAI from Monavie has 1027. Also, Monavie did tons of extensive research to pick the 19 Fruits they chose for the juice, it is not for thickening the juice only.
Also, the heart for Monavie and the MLM is to get your juice for free by enrolling 2 people on each leg. Then your juice is free. Otherwise yes it comes out to about $3 a day BUT it is the BEST juice out there and highly ironic that ALL the other juice companies compare themselves to Monavie. It’s totally up to you but it is clearly a choice between GOOD and BEST. Monavie is the best and highest ORAC, antioxident values out in the market .If you want more info please go to this site juicedocs.com
“It is processed 100% exactly the same.” Your friend has been indoctrinated into the MLM religion and only speaks the MLM propaganda. I could critique and correct many parts of her comment (ORAC & the FDA, Mona Vie is the only one, Extensive research on the 19 fruits, and Not for thickening) but that’s not the point here. I just returned from Brazil yesterday and 2 MonaVie reps were at the same factory as us checking out the operation (processing method and acai berries). Check back to our Acai Max page in the coming days for a complete debriefing of our trip with tons of acai pictures and lots of true data about acai.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.
Nancy: Thank you thank you thank you
Dr. E: You are welcome.
9/19/2007 From Nancy: I Ordered 24 bottles about two hours ago………The only thing I didn’t fully grasp is why Monavie has 19 fruits & Acai-Max has 5? They also claim that a lot of the nutrients are in the pulp/skin & seeds. I have been taking 220 mg of pure grape seed for over 10 years now and never get a cold or sniffle. I know it’s the seed that has a great deal of the nutrients. Of course if I could drink a lot of wine, that would do it too. LOL
The bottling of the Movavie is great, keeps it very cold, I just don’t know if I buy that it is necessary and I am really not interested in doing a pyramid with people paying for my juice. I feel if it is so good for people, make it affordable for everyone. What would we have done if Dr. Salk wanted to keep his price high on the polio vaccine? I want to see people healed of diseases that attack their bodies and I know the human body was made to heal itself. Stress is the biggest factor next to the contaminants we ingest. We have so many pollutants that work against us so we need nutritious supplements.
Thank you again for getting back to me.
9/19/2007 From ME: Nancy,
That’s great and I know you will be very satisfied! Acai has a giant seed. 88-90% of the berry is seed and it is not used at all, totally discarded. The similarity between a red grape and acai is in the high polyphenol content in the skins.
Mona Vie, as a quick example, contains: banana puree, white grape juice from concentrate, apricot juice from concentrate, and pear puree. I know those fruits taste good (and as with most fruits and vegetables contain potassium) but I’ve never read, ever, where any of them have been used for specific therapeutic purposes. For the most part they help you get you daily serving of fruits.
Our 5 fruits all have peer reviewed journal articles in which they are referenced and all of them have a long track record in holistic medicine.
E-mail me any time and it was a pleasure to share thoughts and ideas with you.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.
Thanks for the offering this forum so I can ask about thyroid conditions.
I have had a thyroid condition since 2003, I just turned 48 and though I’ve been on medication since my doctor discovered my problem, I cannot get my thyroid regulated. As a result I have gained almost 30 pounds. I feel bad most of the time and I just don’t have energy like I used.
I am currently taking 120 mg of Armor thyroid medication and wondered if there is a healthy alternative to taking pharmaceutical medications. I know that it can be dangerous to mess with this condition, but I would like to see what I can do as I fluctuate between 90 mg to 120 mg then back and forth between the two doses.
Any feedback that you can offer, good or bad, will be greatly appreciated.
I look forward to hearing from you
Enjoy your evening!
Armour is very safe as far as I am concerned. Your TSH should fluctuate between .5 and 3.0. Any higher and the thyroid is considered low (in my book). Selenium is needed for conversion of T4 into T3 and exercise is also important. Peter D’Adamo’s book, “Eat Right for Your Type” might help and here is my food list, it may also help.
You may also want to try our Liquid Power.
Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.
Hello Dr. E,
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer me. I appreciate the food list as well! I shall do some grocery shopping and get some of the items from the list.
I have begun some exercise lately which is making me feel so much better. I will also look into the Selenium and Liquid Power.
I’m trying very hard to change my eating habits, but they are just that…habits!!! I’ve unfortunately picked up some bad ones over the past few years.
Positive thinking will help me move in the right direction.
Thanks again and enjoy your afternoon.
A grateful customer,
10 reasons why you should add California Academy of Health’s – Gold Isolate Plus to you daily routine
By: Marcus S. Ettinger DC, BSc.
Gold Isolate Plus contains an ample supply of the amino acid cysteine. Cysteine appears to enhance glutathione levels, which has been shown to have strong antioxidant properties. (Counous, 2000). Low glutathione contributes to oxidative stress, which plays a key role in aging and the pathogenesis of many diseases (including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, HIV, AIDS, cancer, heart attack, stroke, and diabetes).
Gold Isolate Plus can help enhance memory as it promotes the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is involved in cognition and thought. (Markus 2002)
Gold Isolate Plus contains casokinins and lactokinins, (FitzGerald 2004) which have been found to decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in hypertensive humans. (Seppo 2003)
Gold Isolate Plus can aid in inhibiting cholesterol absorption in the gut, reducing the risk of obesity and cardiac disease. (Nagaoka 1996)
Gold Isolate Plus contains lactoferrin. There are research studies that have proven lactoferrins anti-cancer and immune enhancing properties. (Sakamoto 1998, Tsuda 1998, Ushida 1998, Yoo 1997)
Gold Isolate Plus contains lactoferrin. Studies have shown that E. Coli, Candida Albicans, H. Pylori and many other pathogenic forms of bacteria are strongly or partially (inhibited, reduced, suppressed) in the presence of lactoferrin. (Dial 1998) Note: There is a peptic ulcer H. Pylori connection and a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome candida connection. E. Coli is one of the most common causes of septic shock. Septic shock is the most frequent cause of death for intensive care patients and the 13th leading cause of death in the United States (Dr. E)
Gold Isolate Plus contains Branched Chain Amino Acids BCAA’s and extra L-Glutamine, which helps to maintain lean muscle mass, preserve existing muscle mass and aid in muscle protein synthesis (new muscle formation). Aging is associated with progressive loss of muscle mass, which increases the risks of injury and disability. Note: I first gave my grandmother whey protein when she was 83 years of age, she took it twice a day for the next 13 years. (Dr. E)
Gold Isolate Plus is your protein source with the highest Biological Value (BV), highest percentage of protein digestibility (PD), second highest Amino Acid Score (AAS) and Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER). (World Health Organization, U.S. Dairy Export Council) Note: Ounce for ounce the best protein source available! (Dr. E.)
Gold Isolate Plus can be added into you diet to improve body composition, power and strength. Whey protein taken before exercise has shown to maintain lean muscle while increasing the consumption of body fat for fuel. (Bouthegourd 2002)
Gold Isolate Plus when taken with one of CAOH’s Therapy Juices and one of CAOH’s liquid vitamins can help to Increase energy level, enhance the immune system, increase endurance, reduce fat, maintain lean muscle, reduce effects of stress, promote restful sleep, enhance memory, aid in maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal tract, lower blood pressure, and much, much more (Ettinger 2006)
Dear Dr. E,
Thanks for your email. I started taking noni juice about 7 years ago when my boss came in to work with a bottle and asked me to try it. Of course at that time I couldn’t get past the taste of it and it was a few months before I eventually began consuming it on a daily basis. What I didn’t realize at the time was that Noni would change my life.
I have suffered with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) my whole life and in particular have battled severe brain fog. At times this brain fog has been so overwhelming that I have felt desperate. I was eating the proper way you should with this condition by eating a low sugar/carb content diet and small protein snack throughout the day, etc. and even started exercising faithfully to try and combat it, but nothing would take away the brain fog. Anyhow I noticed that my brain fog COMPLETELY went away after I started taking Noni juice. On a few different occasions I have either run out of noni juice for a week or so or have forgotten to take it with me on vacations and after a week or so of not taking noni I get the terrible brain fog back. That was when I realized how well Noni was working for me. My brother, also suffers from low blood sugar and has also noticed that noni somehow regulates his blood sugar. Noni juice has truly improved my quality of life.
I have compared other brands of noni juice to yours and even tried the Hawaiian version (which did not work) and always end up purchasing from CAOH. I hope you will be around forever.
Hello Dr E!
Thanks, for your email. I am currently in the process of finding alternative methods for managing my diabetes without using pills. I am taking insulin, due to the fact that I have had too many bad reactions to the oral meds. I also use supplements, like vitamin E, Omega 3, L-Carnitine & CoQ10. But, I sometimes feel that I’m swallowing pills all day long. I feel these supplements have helped me, but since I added the Coral Calcium, I feel so much better.
The Coral Calcium gives me so much energy in the morning, and all day long. I get a lot done during the day at home and at work….
Gut Bacteria Tied to Weight Gain, Study Finds
By Rob Stein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 20, 2006; 4:08 PM
The guts of obese people are teeming with a distinctive mix of bacteria that seems to make them prone to gaining weight, a startling discovery that could lead to new ways to fight the obesity epidemic, researchers reported today.
Obese people have more gut microbes that are especially efficient at extracting calories from food, the researchers said, and the proportion of these super-digesting organisms ebbs as they lose weight. Moreover, when the scientists transplanted gut bugs from obese mice into lean mice, the thin animals start getting fat, providing more support for the provocative theory that the bacteria that populate the gut play an important role in regulating weight.
“There appears to be a link between obesity and the type of bugs in your gut,” said Jeffrey I. Gordon of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, who led the series of experiments being published in tomorrow’s issue of the journal Nature. “The difference in the structure of microbial ecology of our gut may set us up for susceptibility to obesity.”
Gordon and his colleagues stressed that more work is needed to explore the findings. And they cautioned against trying to manipulate “gut flora” with antibiotics or microbe-containing “probiotic” pills sold in health food stores. But if the findings are confirmed and better understood, they could lead to profound new insights into one of the world’s biggest health problems, they said.
[Comment: If the findings are proven correct, and I believe them to be, than "probiotics" like our Probiotic Flora-Health will be one the answers to make it easier for individuals to lose weight and keep the weight off - Dr. E]
“In the future, we could potentially manipulate the structure and function of these microbial societies [with probiotics] as a new approach toward preventing and treating obesity,” Gordon said.
The findings produced enthusiasm and caution from other researchers. Some praised the work for possibly offering a long-sought alternative explanation for the obesity epidemic. Perhaps some change, such as a food additive or antibiotic use, has caused a fundamental shift in gut flora, making it easier for many people to gain weight. [Antibiotics and bad food choices are the reason a person needs a daily probiotic like, Probiotic Flora-Health. Dr. E]
“This is very exciting,” said Barbara Corkey, an obesity researcher at Boston University. “We don’t know why the obesity epidemic is happening. People say it’s because of gluttony and sloth. I think there must be something else. It’s exciting to see some work being done on alternative explanations.”
Others suspect that if gut microbes do play a role, it’s probably relatively minor.
“This is extremely interesting,” said Hans-Rudolf Berthoud of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La. “But lifestyle and the environment are still the major factors in the obesity epidemic.”
On a broader level, the findings highlight the symbiotic relationship humans maintain with the trillions of microorganisms that populate our bodies, Gordon and others said.
“This strengthens the notion that the indigenous organisms in the human body are probably intimately involved in our health,” said David A. Relman of Stanford University. “The ways they are involved remain unclear, but this underscores the idea that it behooves us to figure it out.”
Scientists have long known that the human body is crawling with germs, primarily bacteria, which cover the skin and inhabit every orifice. By some estimates only one out of every 10 cells in the human body is actually human. These organisms perform a host of functions, especially in the gut, where they help digest food.
“There’s growing interest in the idea that humans are more than just human cells,” said Martin J. Blaser of New York University. “These cells are not just passengers. They are part of the human metabolism.”
To explore the role of the organisms in weight regulation, Gordon’s team first compared the gut flora of 12 obese people to lean subjects. The obese tended to have significantly greater proportion of one of the two main types of bacteria found in the gut, known as Firmicutes, than the other, known as Bacteroidetes.
Next, the researchers spent a year meticulously measuring the gut flora of the obese volunteers as they tried to lose weight by eating low-calorie diets that restricted either their fat or carbohydrates. As they lost weight, the proportion of Firmicutes fell and the proportion of Bacteroidetes rose, the researchers found.
When the researchers conducted detailed molecular analyses of the two types of bacteria in the laboratory, they discovered the Firmicutes were much better at extracting calories from food.
Moreover, when the researchers examined the gut flora of obese laboratory mice they found a similar pattern in their balance of Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes. And when they transferred gut flora from obese mice to sterile mice devoid of gut flora, the recipient animals tended to gain weight, confirming that pattern was associated with weight gain.
“This attribute of being able to harvest and store more energy appeared to be transmissible,” Gordon said. “For the first time, we see that there is a correlation between the microbial gut ecology and the obese state.”
Among other things, the findings could help explain why it becomes harder and harder to lose weight as people get fat, Gordon said.
“That’s part of the pathology of obesity. When you shift the amount of fat tissue, the amount of energy you can harvest becomes somewhat greater, and that’s going to fuel the obese state,” he said.
The researchers acknowledged that the difference in the number of calories extracted by the microbes is relatively small. But over time even a small differential could be significant, they said.
Many questions remain, however. It’s unclear what determines the make-up of a person’s gut flora — it might be the microbes they pick up from their mothers; it might be their exposure to antibiotics. It’s also unclear how fat tissue and gut flora might communicate, and whether the change in gut bacteria causes or is a result of the weight loss.
Despite those and other questions, scientists said the finding are sure to inspire more investigation.
“They open up a completely new hypothesis,” said Randy Seeley, an obesity researcher at the University of Cincinnati who wrote a commentary accompanying the research. “There are a lot of hurdles here that we have to deal with in terms of our basic understanding. But it’s fascinating.”