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Whole Foods 4 Healthy Living has now partnered with Shaklee.  The healthy alternatives to so much unhealthy supplement, cosmetic and weight loss products.  We have long used Shaklee products for our personal use and now want to share the wonderful product line with our clients, friends and family!  Shaklee offers such a diverse mix of products, please explore our Shaklee site for more information and try some of their products.  You may even choose to, like us, offer these marvelous products to your friends and family.

Speaking in general terms we don't use many suppliments.  Vitamine B-12 is a critical necessitary and most Americans are deficient.  Yes there may be some B-12 in meat but with all the animal feed lots and grain feeds, there is very little natural B-12 to be found.  So we DO use an occasional B-12 suppliment.

For the rest, a good general multi-vitamine can't hurt.  Just keep in mind that if you do eat a balanced Whole Foods diet you will generally just 'piss them away'; literally!  For many of us over 65 there are some great suppliments available; just to hedge your bets, so to speak!  A good balanced suppliment will cover for any deficiencies.

The items below are for reference and may be effective in treating disease and enhancing your natural immue system.  Skip has used these in the intitlal stages of his Prostate Cancer Fight and very successfully!


To improve your diet, you need to lower your omega-6 and raise your omega-3. You can do this by changing what you eat. Foods that contain high amounts of omega-6 are all meat and dairy and eggs.  Oils are FAT, not matter what they are! These oils are key ingredients in margarine, mayonnaise, salad dressings, snack foods, processed foods and fast foods.  ALA, another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also they deliver some big health benefits.  We found a great #vegan or plantbased Omega-3 from Igennus Healthcare Nutrition Echiomega Echium Seed Oil Softgels.  Inexpensive and available from Amazon.

Unfortunately, the Shaklee Omega-3 product is still made from 'fish oil' which we believe is not the best source.

Sodium Ascorbate - Vitamin C

Why sodium ascorbate instead of regular vitamin C tablets?  Simple, the vitamin C tablets are highly acidic.  The sodium ascorbate which IS vitamin C enters the body in an alkaline form.  This helps maintain the acid balance toward the more favorable alkaline levels necessary to combat cancer and other disease!


Sodium ascorbate is a more bioavailable form of vitamin C that is an alternative to taking ascorbic acid as a supplement. The molecular formula of this chemical compound is C6H7NaO6. As the sodium salt of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), it is known as a mineral ascorbate.


  • Sodium ascorbate can reverse the development of atherosclerotic disease, helps in heart attack prevention.[2]In addition sodium ascorbate plays a significant role in the elimination of chronic and acute infections.[3] Moreover, it is considered to be an anti-cancer agent. Sodium ascorbate produces cytotoxic effect in an array of malignant cell lines, which include melanomacells that are particularly susceptible.

Several times a week we take two heaping teaspoons in some juice (orange or grape) or just plain water.  This is about 10,000mg of Vitamin C. Now this high a dose may cause you to have a form of diarrhea, but it will really clean you out! It actually makes you feel so clean inside it is wonderful; but may not be for everyone.  Note: very high dosages of vitamin C may interfere with other supplements or medications.  It may be best to separate these high doses by at least six hours from other supplements or medications for optimum results.

Ellagic Acid - Ellagic Insurance Formula

This unique nutraceutical supplement combines therapeutic levels of polyphenols from plants: ellagitannins (Ellagic Acid) from Raspberries, Pomegranates and Terminalia Chebula; oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) from whole grape extract; catechins from Green Tea; Graviola; and 7 Plant Based Digestive Enzymes; together with the anti oxidant vitamins A, C, E and the mineral Selenium to create an extremely potent anti oxidant formula.


Palladium Lipoic Complex - Poly MVA  -

    • Poly-MVA is a uniquely formulated combination of minerals, vitamins and amino acids designed to support cellular energy production and promote overall health. Poly-MVA also replaces specific nutrients that may be depleted during certain therapies.
    • A patented dietary supplement with over 15 years of clinical laboratory research and testing, Poly-MVA is a revolutionary product and the first in a remarkable new category of supplement called lipoic acid palladium complexes (LAPd).
    • Poly-MVA is the first product to come out of the new field of electrogenetics, which studies and describes the energy requirements, energy exchanges, and electrical communication that allow DNA signaling and communication in our cells. While an in-depth explanation involves interactions that bridge the fields of chemistry, physics and biology, the mechanism of Poly-MVA can also be explained in more common physiological terms.
    • Poly-MVA maintains and enhances the function of mitchondria, the main source of energy within cells. In healthy cells using aerobic respiration, Poly-MVA not only protects these cells from damage but enhances their function and action. The clinical effects of Poly-MVA have been proven in laboratory studies, with countless patients as well as in doctor's clinics and hospitals nationwide.

Take a 100mg gellcap of Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 which is a recommended accompaniment with each dose.  Due to interaction with high doses of other anti-oxidants, a six hour separation was recommended.  The folks at the PolyMVA site are extremely helpful and informative.  You can call anytime for information or dosage instructions!  Check out this site.

Vitamin and other supplements.

Chlorella and Spirulina

Ok, you may not have heard of these before. I know I hadn't!  Basically these are considered 'Super Foods' and I first heard of them watching the video on the Gerson Miracle (more on videos and such in the Education & Reference section).

Chlorella is a tiny, single-celled water-grown alga containing a nucleus and an enormous amount of readily available chlorophyll. It also contains protein (approximately 58 percent), carbohydrates, all of the B vitamins, vitamins C and E, amino acids, and rare trace minerals. In fact, it is virtually a complete food. It contains more vitamin B12 than liver does, plus a considerable amount of beta-carotene.

       - A-to-Z Guide To Supplements, James F. Balch M.D.

Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green alga in the shape of a spiral coil, living both in sea and fresh water. Spirulina is the common name for human and animal food supplements produced primarily from two species of cyanobacteriaArthrospira platensis, and Arthrospira maxima

Spirulina's predigested protein provides building material soon after ingestion, without the energy-draining side effects of meat protein; its mucopolysaccharides relax and strengthen connective tissue while reducing the possibility of inflammation; its simple carbohydrates yield immediate yet sustained energy; its GLA fatty acids improve hormonal balance; and its protein-bonded vitamins and minerals, as found in all whole foods, assimilate better than the synthetic variety. Spirulina can generally be considered an appropriate food for those who exercise vigorously, as evidenced by the many world-class athletes who use it

       - Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

Currently we are using Spirulina from NOW Foods.  In addition we mix 'Green Vibrance' a combination of Spirulina Chlorella and a host of other nutrients in our morning smoothie!  Both of these products are available on-line.  We suggest you shop around as the prices vary dramatically!

General Multi-Vitamin from Shaklee

We are now using a general multi-vitamin from Shaklee. Many multiples on the market today contain unnecessary levels of excipients and added ingredients. Shaklee suppliments are formulated to contain the lowest levels of these unneeded additional ingredients, leaving more room for higher levels of the nutrients men need to maintain optimum health.

Multiple vitamins help to bridge the nutrient gap in our daily diets. In today's world of processed foods and fast-paced lifestyles, many of us do not get the daily recommended allowance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Multiple vitamins can help fill in the areas lacking in our diets, and are formulated to provide a broad range of nutrition in a synergistic manner.

Vitamin D

Theories linking vitamin D to certain cancers have been tested and confirmed in more than 200 epidemiological studies, and understanding of its physiological basis stems from more than 2,500 laboratory studies, according to epidemiologist Cedric Garland, DrPH, professor of family and preventive medicine at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.  Dr. Garland is widely regarded as the leading epidemiologist on vitamin D and its relation to health. He led one of the latest studies on vitamin D for cancer prevention and proposed a new model of cancer development -- dubbed DINOMIT-- that is centered on a loss of cancer cells' ability to stick together.  The model is a departure from the older model of cancer development, which centers on genetic mutations as the earliest driving forces behind cancer.

Calcitrol -- the activated form of vitamin D -- has been shown to protect against cancer by inducing cell differentiation and controlling cell proliferation. People with a low vitamin D level are less able to make activated vitamin D in an amount sufficient to exert the controls over cell proliferation that are needed to reduce cancer.

Optimized vitamin D levels will work synergistically with virtually every other cancer treatment. There are over 830 peer-reviewed scientific studies showing its effectiveness in the treatment of cancer!

You'll want to elevate your levels of vitamin D to about 80-90 ng/ml, and continue to have them monitored throughout your treatment.  Calcitrol, the most potent steroid hormone in your body, is produced in large amounts in your tissues when you have sufficient amounts of vitamin D.

Kai Kit Wan - Chinese Herb Mixture for Prostate Gland Supplement

This Chinese herbal supplement is a combination of various herbs designed by Chinese medical practitioners.  It was first suggested to me by my acupuncturist at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine.  I have since found a less expensive supply at a local Chinese Herb Shop manufactured by Guangzhou Zhongyl Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.  These supplements are to aid in prostate health, help reduce swelling and assist in urination especially for older men.

Laetrile (i.e. amygdalin or Vitamin B17) therapy is one of the most popular and best known alternative cancer treatments. It is very simple to use and is very effective if used in high enough doses and if the product is of high quality.

 Hunza Gold Raw Certified Organic Bitter and Sweet Apricot Kernels.

Laetrile Vitamin B17 - Plain old Apricot Seeds!

This will open your eyes to information never presented or heard of by the medical community; not that they will admit to anyway!  We take 15 to 20 apricot kernels each day.

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