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Candida / Systemic Yeast Infections

Q: Dr. Wong I'm taking the cream of tartar because of candida problem for 4 days alrady. I still have watery diarrhoea. How long does it take to stop? I found on the internet that cram of tartar is dengerous for the liver. Is that truth.? the pH of my salive went down from 6.75 to 6.5 Is that normal?Should I stick to the program regardless of my diarrhoea?
Sincerely: Robert

A: The amount of cream of tartar taken during anti candida therapy is no more than is had with fish, if it were truly dangerous it would not be a food. The loudest critics of Dr. Revis's therapy are the folks who's supplements and long drawn out ineffective programs are endangered by the use of a simple principle that no lining thing can exist when bathed in its own waste. Cream of tartar is a waste product of grapes making wine as alcohol is a like waste product of the same process. Both kill the yeast when adequate levels are had. Alcohol can likewise be toxic to the liver but at what dosages and taken for how long?

The runs had indicate a very fast yeast die off. Cut back on your intake of cream of tartar to just shy of having the runs. This only needs to be taken for a month along with the pro and prebiotics I spoke of.

 
Children

Q: I enjoined talking to you wife. You are quite blessed. She said to ask you about my little boy I am adopting. His mother has been on crack for 4 years straight except for the last 2 months of pregnancy. Paul and his twin sister were born clean 5 weeks early. they were taken from her at 2 months and put in foster care. paul was born very small, he was second. He was born with a club foot and  had 2 surgeries on it before I got him. He has had a hernia operation also. he wore a cast on his foot for most of his first 12 months. he was on albutorol for asthma for 8 months the foster mom who had him feed him soy formula and over medicated him with motrin. When I got him at 12 months old he was like a 3 month old. He could barely move and was emotional shut down. she left him a rocker carrier thing all the time. I thought he was retarded and was told he may never walk because his hips didn't work. Well I got him on organic real foods first. he had been on starter type canned baby food. Then found out that retarded children lack in iodine so started him on that. WOW what a difference. (of course there was alot of prayer going up for him from everyone we know.) Still he had diarreha for the first  months of being here no matter what I tried, until i switched him to  goat milk. I started him on enzymes, 3 a day. and a baby probiotic. plus your wife suggested sukrol. he is not retared, he actually is to quick for his britches. He just started walking, but will be getting anther surgery on his foot in 6 weeks. I am writing to get info on hormones for him should I be giving him maca or testosterone gel. he is very needy and clingy and thinks everthing his sister does is cool and copies her to no end. he doesn't act feminine but..... should I be thinking of these things now?

A: God will bless you richly for loving that child!

He's a bit too young for the T gel but he is not too young for the maca; you can mix 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon here and there into his foods and fruit. Two or three teaspoons daily for the next few years or even until he leaves for college would not be a bad thing. Estrogen dominance and the estrogenic effects of soy are hard to fully undo.

If this next surgery does not fully correct the club foot I suggest you have him progressively cast into having straight legs and feet. This is an old technique. My #2 child had severe club feet and after telling the surgeons no to cutting, 9 months in 3 or 4 progressively straighter casts, straightened his legs and feet out so well he grew up to become a Marine Infantry man!

Sukrol has a sister product that I like for youngsters, Vital Fuerte, also found at WalMart. It is a multi vit and mineral that actually remembers that kids need iron and zinc! The liquid tastes like strawberry.

Having had one girl and 4 boys I have to say that boys are more clingy than girls are. This changes by 7 and by 15 they excel over the girls in wanting independence. Enjoy the clingy-ness while it's there. You'll miss it in a few years.

And yes, my wife Michele is my greatest blessing and worth every second of misery that filled my life until the day I met her!

 
Disease Treatments

Q: Hepatitis C cures? Any out there?

A: Don't know of any Hep C cures. Using Valtrex and Systemic Enzymes concurrently works super well to lover viral load.

Q: I have Lyme Disease. What can help me to combat all the co-infections I also have with it?

A: On the Lymes please read the attachment to this email.

 
Dr. Wong's Books
Q: Hello Dr. Wong,

I have just finished reading your "Care and Feeding of A Penis" book, and I must say it has left me a little confused. On the one hand, you indicate that one should read Dr. Shippen's "Testosterone Syndrome"; however while Dr. Shippen touts the BENEFITS of soy, you are staunchly against it. Hence, my confusion.

Thank you.

Elliott, P.

A: Howdy:

Bruce Lee taught "Absorb what is useful, discard the rest". I am not one to throw the baby out with the bath water. Dr. Shippen's book is immensely useful even if dated; (he wrote his book in the late 1990's before the bad news about soy had fully come to light). It is likely he was not aware of the research and clinical findings Dr. Rapp wrote about. The news on soy is bad and getting worse. Just this week a large study was unveiled showing that the testosterone level in all men regardless of age has dropped 20% in just 20 years! Couple that with the precipitous drop in male fertility and the news is nothing but bad. It is the infiltration of soy into nearly every prepared food product and in open consumption that is the reason.

 

 
Estrogen in Foods
Q: In your site you have listed Phytoestrogen food sources of which some of the 'superfoods' have been listed (http://www.totalityofbeing.com/Articles/estrogeninfoods.html).

Do you have any indicator of how much such superfoods should be limited for daily consumption as sprouted foods such as mung beans and alfalfa sprouts have played a key part of my diet in the last few months.

A: Super food or not if it's got over 900 mcg. of estrogen per 4 ounce serving (100 gm.) it has too much estrogen and I feel should be avoided.

 
Exercise / Strength Training

Q: Hello Dr. Wong! Whether can enzyme help with a problem with a skin. After weight loss on 30 kg. My skin looks ugly and are available stretch marks. Thanks. I am grateful to you for the answer.To me of 25 years.

A: Sorry but the enzymes will not help to retract skin after weight loss. The stretch marks may be lightened, but not eliminated by the use of the systemic enzymes and zinc (100 to 200 mg daily). The skin will retract to a good extent but it will be a slow process. Drink olive oil, (the Greek olive oil is best) 1 to 2 ounces (30 to 60 ml), as this will help restore patency (elasticity) to the skin. An MSM supplement will help to rebuild the connective tissue that has been stretched out leaving the skin sagging, 1000 to 2000 mg of MSM per day. The other component of connective tissue is Vit. C and its bioflavinoids 1000 mg of each a day is a good dose.

Be patient with your self and give yourself 6 months of the oil, MSM and zinc before considering methods like surgery to get rid of the sagging skin. Bring better blood flow to the skin via weight lifting exercises and hot mineral baths if that is available to you. We have both the enzymes and zinc at www.docsprefer.com, the olive oil you should find locally and the MSM supplement the Vit. C and Bioflavinoids you can do a search for on the internet. Hope these ideas help.

Q: I found your interview with Mike Mahler “… OnTraining, Testosterone, Growth Hormone, Acting like A Man, and Rites Of Passage” fascinating. I am interested learning more about the deterioration of the masculine presence in our society, communities and families. Is there any reference material I could review on this subject, especially anything on estrogen levels in soy products and their effect on children?

Thank you,

Steve R.

A: Hi Steve:

There are no formal articles on the feminization of men and boys that I can point to. Such studies would be highly politically incorrect as gender identification is now supposed to be a choice and not a biological imperative. (What ever happened to freedom of thought)? But we can look to the book by Dr. Doris Rapp "Is This Your Child's World" published by Bantam. She speaks to the effects of xeno estrogen's (which include soy) on the development of kids and the fertility of men. She may have more in her new book "Is this Your Toxic World". www.drrapp.com.

We can point to the new study that has found that across the board men at all ages have less testosterone then men at the same ages a short 20 years ago. (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Nutrition, Jan 2007). We can point to plummeting sperm counts from the 1960's where it took 100,000 sperm per ml to be declared fertile to now where men are struggling to attain what is considered the new level of fertility at 20,000 sperm per ml. (I believe the reference for this is in my article the Zardoz Effect at www.drwong.us). We can also point to the lower number of boys making it to college and the higher number of boys put on Ritalin to "control" the behavior that a good spanking used to keep a lid on with out burning out a kids brains on drugs. What use will a child be to himself or the world after a decade or more of amphetamine use? This creates a whole new class of folks for paternalistic government to care for!

Looking at the soy in the food, looking at the new fashion disease of "Man orexia" where men are anorexic, looking at the denigration of the image of strong, intelligent, independent men in the popular media, all this along with the whimpifcation of men by their teachers, pop culture and both the feminist and homosexual agendas makes you wonder if in 50 years we'll any males with any testosterone at all.

Q: I have questions regarding training and testosterone. First, what is the difference between training for hypetrophy, and training for strenght? Secondly, I read that intense training decreases testosterone levels. This being the case, how can one train train for hypertrophy or strength without suffering from the effects of low testosterone, such as depression?

Thank you for your time Doctor. Yours truly,

Karl P.

A: Let's take you last question first avoiding T decrease from intense training. To answer this we'll turn to old timer Bill Pearl, workouts should take no longer than 1 1/2 hours. If your training for strength even this is too long. Strength training does compound joint movements against heavy resistance for low reps and low sets. So all of the over training we see body builders do where they do 5 sets of 3 different pec exercises at 8 to 12 reps, none of that nonsense exists in strength training. Strength training does not train body parts as much as movements. Squats and deadlifts for the pelvis lumbars and lower extremity. No leg extension, no front shaping squats, no sissy squats - and no solo joint movements at all.

In that paragraph you also have the formula for hyperplasia vs hypertrophy, plywood vs water balloon. Low set, low reps, high resistance, compound joint movements.

In men over 35, just about any training will lower T levels and things need to be done to increase one's own T production such as: eating tablespoon fulls of Maca, engaging in intense sexual activity with a lover, increasing zinc and magnesium intake, taking in the herbs that help the body make more testosterone and dopamine such as those found in my Enkindle. For guys over 45 it's likely that these techniques will still work to a point but in the over 40 crowd estrogen control needs to be intensively done and T is likely going to have to be medically replaced through injection, gels or implants as our own making it becomes more and more of an impossibility.

Howdy Karl:

To answer your question its a matter of what and for how long. What: elliptical gliders, rowing machines, wind sprints, stadium steps, Harvard Steps and recumbent cycles. Are relatively safe on the frame and joints. Next or How Long: no less than 7 min. no longer than 24 min. Interval work is best at 2 min. on and 1 to 2 min. off in sprinting style as this conditions the heart for shock (a cause of heart attacks) regular same paced long term cardio does not train the heart to take shock and that has been one of the downfalls of that type of training and besides heart inflammation and too low a cholesterol level (high cholesterol protects against inflammation) is one of the downfalls of regular long (over 24 min.) cardio training. Distance and endurance runners are very susceptible to heart attack, sprinters and milers are not. Next rule no more than 3 cardio sessions a week.

 
Fibrosis Conditions

Q: I am 46 and have been taking Factor Ten: Femtrac a natural estrogen replacement for pms and menopausal support for years. Come to find out, I am now anemic and have uterine fibroids. I just started on zymessence and would like your advice on if and how I should wean myself off of factor ten as well as all other estrogen encouraging foods etc... Thanks so very much. Also should i stick with 3 per day or up my dose until I notice improvement re: heavy bleeding and clotting.
Mary

A: By far the best combination for the natural treatment of fibroids is as follows:

Zymessence Systemic Enzymes: 3 caplets daily, www.zymessemce.com. or www.docsprefer.com, 866 268 3216. To lyse away the fibrin of fibroids. Read about all the actions of Zymessence at www.zymessence.com.

Myomin 3 capsules 3 times daily (www.docsprefer.com, 866 268 3216). Estrogen blocker and aromatase inhibitor to prevent the formation estradiol and estrone, the forms of estrogen responsible for the formation and growth of fibroids. The drugs to do this are dangerous while Dr. Chi's research proven formulas do both these jobs with out toxicity or being estrogenic.

About Myomin:
"MYOMIN is a natural aromatase inhibitor that reduces estradiol in both men and women. In addition to that, it competes with estradiol at the estrogen receptors of target cells. This is why Myomin is so effective for estrogen-dominant condition such as cysts and fibroids." (International Journal of Integrative Oncology. Mar 2008; 2(1):7-15).

All of what are usually considered woman's herbal or nutritional formulas should be stayed away from as these are mostly estrogenic. All soy, flax and most beans should be avoided as the isoflavones and lignans are also highly estrogenic. Read the article The Phytoestrogen Content of Food at www.drwong.us and stay completely away from anything in the red section with only occasional use of those things higher than 600 mcg. in estrogen content.

Both the enzymes and the Myomin MUST be done together to eat away at the fibroid while controlling what drives its growth.

Progesterone cream can also be added to further control one's own formation of estrogen and balance the existing estrogen with its antagonist hormone. (www.docsprefer.com). If the estrogen dominance symptoms of foul moods, depression, fat gain from the waist to the knees and lack of libido are had, the progesterone is highly recommended.

If the Fibroids are bleeding add;
Angio Stop from Dr. Chi www.chi-health.com, follow label directions. To stop the formation of new blood vessels to feed the fibroid, this helps to get the bleeding under control with out having to resort to birth control pills which will only make the fibroids worse.

While some women have achieved good results in mere weeks most gals see positive results on ultrasound measurements in 6 to 12 months. As best as we can figure from reports there is a 20% failure rate.

 
Lecithin

Q: Hi Doctor...Does soy lecithin [which is in everything] have the same estrogenic effects as the other things derived from soy? Thanks, Dale. P.S. Thank you so much for your podcasts. They have been a great source of information for me and have led to many changes and improvements in my health and well-being.

A: Howdy:

Here's where there is a bit of a muddle:

soy lecithin powder is free of estrogen, the stuff has been extracted out BUT, when the soy lecithin granules are made for sale in health food stores is the powder mixed with soy oil to form the granules and this has about 1000+ mg of isoflavones (estrogen) per tablespoon.

So in short the lecithin in foods is the powder not the granules and as such has no estrogen.

 
Men's Issues

Q: notice you don't offer any fish oil products. What is your positiion on omega 3, fish and cod liver oil? Also how would you compare [product name removed]...? Thanks Don.

A: As with many formulas that try to attain "balance" in their formulations between male and female herbs [this] product has many estrogenic herbs that will work against the desired effect. NO ESTROGENIC HERBS ARE EVER NEEDED IN A MANS PRODUCT. A positive effect can be had in the very short term, as with estrogen therapy against initial prostate cancer. Then the estrogen will do what estrogen always does, work against a mans ability and against his health. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, try their stuff for a month or two then try one of the men's enhancement formulas with out all of the estrogen for a couple of months and feel which one has you waking up in the morning with erections! Since 80% of a days testosterone is made between 2 and 4 a.m. morning erections their size and hardness (or the lack of them) are a good way to tell testosterone production.

We don't sell fish oil because its effects are all bluster and hype. Makes you wonder how non-fish eating societies ever survived or managed to be healthy and reproduce! The old Scott's Emulsified Cod Liver oil available in most drug stores works as well with the same physiological effects as the high dollar omega this number and omega that number junk. I would not put most of that stuff in my crank case!

Q: Hi Dr Wong, I am taking Pancrinine and I read that if you take arginine that you should take an antioxidant at the same time due to the release of NO. Do you concur with this suggestion?
Thank you.

A: The anti oxidant crowd rears its disproven yet again! Life is an oxidative process, all disinfection, germ fighting, cancer fighting, liver regeneration and detox etc all depend on free radicals of oxygen. In rhetoric we learned that to show the ridiculousness of an argument we could take it to its most extreme point and the invalidity of the point in question would become clear, so here goes:

The most potent anti oxidant we know of is not Vit. C, E Picnoginol, Pine needles etc. etc. etc as nausium. The most potent anti oxidant is carbon monoxide. Do you wrap your lips round a tailpipe for reasons of health?

A year or two ago the British Journal of Medicine had an issue where they did in the anti oxidant crowd and their theories of internal rusting and cancer causing from oxygen and its free radicals. The anti oxidant research it seems is invalid as hell because the results do not match observed reality. Bad ideas like the anti oxidant fad and socialism die slowly.

Q: I’m 58 and my doctor has prescribed a testosterone gel to increase my testosterone levels but my chiropractor and applied kinesiologist both tell me I don’t need it, that I’ll shut down my own production. My total testosterone level is in the 460’s and my free testosterone level is 6.

A: In this instance, I would have to agree with your doctor. You’re muscle testers must be putting themselves into the testing loop and coming up with wrong answers. This happens quite frequently though they’ll never admit it. Most all men hit andropause between 45 and 50. Either the testicles stop working, as the ovaries stop in women, or the pituitary stops making Lutinizing Hormone and this stops testosterone production. In the X’er generation it’s starting to happen at 35 due to the high soy they’ve been exposed to from birth. Hormone textbooks from the 1940’s spoke of andropause as a definite physiological event. That knowledge was lost sometime after that and it took until the 1990’s for medicine to once again admit that andropause actually occurs.

I go stark raving mad when I hear some nitwit doc who does not remember his physiology tell a 50+ year old he’s going to shut down his own production if he uses real testosterone. WHAT PRODUCTION!!! Free testosterone levels should be in the high two digit to three digit numbers such as 70 to 200 to actually have testosterone you can use! At your level of 6 you HAVE NO TESTOSTERONE regardless of what the total number is! Your muscle testers, laser testers, tofness lens testers etc. have all put themselves into the testing loop and given you their own thoughts and opinions as the answer to the questions they are asking of your body!

Q: One question, I am taking a testosterone cream from a script and Michele suggests that’s the way to go. However, my Dr. has expressed that he’d rather have my body trying to make testosterone.

A: Stay on your testosterone cream. After 50-55 the testes just shut down and it would take a divine act to resurrect them. No one has yet invented a testicle transplant but that would be neat!

 
Nutrition & Nutritional Supplements

Q: Hello, My question is, in addition to taking Zymessence between meals is it a good idea to take some type of digestive enzymes with meals to ensure complete digestion of food? Thank you.

A: About 50% of folks who take a systemic enzyme still need a digestive and 50% don't. The clue will be how your digestion feels.

Hi Dr. Wong!

Congratulations on your new product! You may not remember me but I consulted with you a couple of years ago regarding the blocked artery I had along with the jaw pain TMJ. I have since developed two more blocked arteries; Oct. 2007 and May 2008. They said Lp(a) was 5x higher than normal along with elevated LDL. I am taking Niacin which has lowered it significantly but my inflammation markers were up as of last October. I did take the 6 3x a day of [product name removed] but had to stop due to cost.

I want to try your product but I wanted to see if you would recommend a different dosage to help me keep my arteries clear and lower any inflammation.

I would like to actually experiment with a blood test prior to taking them; measuring particularly CRP and whatever other markers you know of and then take the products and retake blood.

Thanks,
Don

A: Good to hear from you again. The dose of my Zymessence for inflammation and just about anything else systemic enzymes do is 3 caplets per day, that it!

Taking a CRP reading prior would be a good idea. Your doppler ultrasounds in 6 months will also tell the story of what the enzymes can do when you compare degree of occlusion after Zymessence use to what you have now.


Q: What low glycemic carbs do you eat? I have been eating EZEKIEL bread as somewhat a staple because of it being sprouted. Low and behold I discovered it also contained sprouted soybeans and am wondering how negative of an effect it may be having on me. Does the sprouting have any neutralizing effect on the soy?
Thanks

A: I don't pay much attention to glycemic index, minding the numbers and proportions of food is not a sustainable practice. There is just too much stuff in life to pay attention to than to count the nutrition we eat to the 'nth degree. I do keep my carbs down and my protein and fats up trying to keep to a mostly Paleolithic diet with the addition of eggs and milk.

Don't eat ezekiel bread as I try to avoid high concentrated carbs. 30 years ago I went to a mainly "good" bread diet for a spell to see what would happen. It did not feel good to my slow metabolic rate. Sprouting does nothing to reduce soy's estrogen level.

Q: Look at www.rejuvasci.com --an HGH stim product.

I am trying a testosterone patch -- less side effects than the gels.
I need to lower my Prolactin (high - 132), raise my free and general testerone.
I have fungused toenails too.
I am on 3 mg. of prednisone/daiy.
Cortef or a bio-identical cortisone to get off eventually? Remnant of Lupus therapy.
Thanks!
God Bless!
Just wanted to let you know about the HGH product above.

A: HGH stimulating products don't work worth a poop. We take HGH to have the pituitary make IGF 1 so why go the long way round the barn? Just take IGF 1, it's easily made from deer antler velvet IGF 1 Lipo Spray www.nowfoods.com. 3 to 5 squirts 3 times a day.

The T patch is good.
Dopamine is the antagonist to prolactin. The natural product Enkindle can help support the body's natural production of dopamine if you take 2 caplets daily. Barring that the drug parlodel is the medicine of choice to lower prolactin and stimulate dopamine production. It is save and works very well, you'll need your docs Rx.

Q: What is the best way to restore digestive function post surgery and post antibiotic therapy?

A: As for improving digestion I've found Inulin powder works to eliminate yeast and bad bacteria while providing a colonizing medium for the good bacteria. You can pay some very expensive prices for the inulin especially that made from artichoke hearts but all of the positive research from the Univ. of Leipzig on Inulin was done with the chicory inulin and the best and least expensive source for that is www.docsprefer.com. 3 teaspoons of the powder daily taken with 1 teaspoon of the worlds best good bacteria supplement Armoured Acidophilus™ (www.docsprefer.com). A very good digestive enzyme is the one from Michael's Naturopathic Programs. Dr. Michael did a very good job creating a digestive enzyme.

Q: Do proteolytic enzymes need to be enterically coated to be properly absorbed?

A: Enzymes only need to be enteric coated if they:

  1. Are made or extracted using dated technology or,
  2. Cannot be made resistant to acids and heat. This is especially true of the animal based enzymes which can survive only in a very narrow pH range.

The enzymes that can be produced by fermentation can be made acid resistant and heat tolerant as well as be made stronger in their enzymic action.

Q: I am very disappointed in the SSS tonic. It not only contains alcohol (12 %) but also contains sorbitol, a man made substance that remains in your body and apparently does not get flushed out! Here you are trying to help us flush out our body from toxins and you recommend this! It also contains sodium benzoate, a preservative that is not good for the human body to consume (besides it tastes bad), artificial flavors and saccharin sodium ...what is the equivalent salt/sodium content per dose?! Have you considered Floradix by Salus-Haus? At least it does NOT contain any of the above mentioned chemicals, is entirely natural, and has a lower dosage of iron per teaspoon. I have been using this as my iron supplement, however I though I would try your recommendation as I am anemic (my physician said I should not be walking - I was - when he first tested me), I have fibroids, which I am aggressively attacking with your recommended enzymes and complimentary supplements/salves routine, and bleed very heavily during menstruation. I would be interested in your opinion of Floradix and would like to know if there is an alternative high potency iron supplement WITHOUT all of the above referenced chemicals. Thank you.

A: Do you understand that your anemia will kill you faster that any of the additives you are trying to stay away from!

Your doc has told you the Flordix is not working (that's no surprise, the stuff is crap) and yet you are bashing the ONLY iron supplement that builds a woman's red blood cell count up in days instead of weeks or as you've discovered with your "pure and natural" Flordix, never! The SSS Tonic is the best and only (that I know of) nutritional supplement that will work to get rid of your anemia!

Q: There is a lot of conflicting information about DHEA. What is your take on it? Do you think I could just take a tribulus product by itself and get positive results?

A: While there are a lot of suppositions about DHEA, the most definitive study dealing with the stuff was done by the late Dr. Sidney Golinsky, PhD Pharmacologist, Naturopath and OBGYN. He fed DHEA to male body builders in therapeutic dosages (not the tiny stuff sold in stores which does nothing), for long periods all the while doing a saliva hormone test on them every week to see how the DHEA was working. What he found was that the body has no innate "wisdom" that tells it what to convert DHEA to. The body will turn DHEA into what it can make with the lease effort and that is estrogen!

During the entire time of the study the men had ever increasing estrogen levels and ever increasing DHT levels while their testosterone levels actually decreased. Buy the end of the months the men were bitchy, moody (even moodier than body builders usually are and that's bad)! Some of them had PMS and were growing gynocomasty (breasts in men). If that's not enough to scare you then know this higher estrogen and DHT levels also swells prostates ann causes hair loss.

DHEA is several steps away from being testosterone. Remember that creating a hormone from a sterol is a process of whittling. The closer the sterol to what you want it to become the more likely it will whittle itself down in to that hormone.

As to tribulus. Buyer beware. There are two main forms of tribulus Romanian and Indian. The Romanian increases T production. The stuff from India increases Dopamine production. Testosterone and Dopamine are two of the 3 things necessary for libido and erections (Nitric Oxide being the third). These days there are many sources of weak tribulus on the market and one must be careful to know who has the best raw material supplier with assayed herbs so that the content of the active icariin is high. ALSO herbs always work better in synergistic combinations than solo. So just taking a tribulus supplement may not have the desired effects. Enkindle has a synergistc blend of full strength extracts to help support the body's natural systems.

Q: I take it that the extracts of maca that you refer to are different than the powder.

A: The extracts of maca have two problems, even though they say they are 100x stronger than maca that is only true of certain components of the maca, it's completely missing others. God created maca as a complete synergistic package; take any of the components out and it does not work the same, as well or at all. If you had a car that you doubled the gas tank size on it but removed the engine oil and transmission fluid, what would having the extra fuel avail you?

Q: I've been taking Lauricidin for about a month! I just wondered if it can be dangerous to take for a long time. Is there anything I should watch re this??

A: We use the stuff, though I can't say we feel much different from its use. There seems to be no ill effects to use this long term. If the research is to be believed it helps fight off nasty germs and such but the best reason I can think for taking it is to feed out brains the fats the brain needs for its maintenance.

 
Soy Fed Children

Q: My son was fed soy formula for the first few years of his life, as prescribed by his pediatrician. Is there anything I can do to reverse any possible effects? He is in great health. He seems a little too fearful compared to his brother. I wory about his testosterone levels.

A: I was just speaking on this with a concerned MD from California who is seeking to find out why he's gay and the rest of his brothers are not. The trans sexuals support groups have done everyone a good service at warning about the dangers of soy in sexual bi morphism. (See all the articles below mine at http://www.senselessplanet.com/soyhomo.htm).

If your son is below the age of 18 to 25 my advice would be to feed him Maca powder. This peruvian vegetable tastes like butterscotch, can be baked into cookies cakes and breads or eaten solo as a powder washed down with water or any beverage. It contains plant sterols that are precursors to testosterone and progesterone (progesterone protects T from converting into estrogen end keeps both T and E from becoming the dreaded DHT that causes hair loss and swollen prostates in older men). The maca also has DIM to block estrogen. In latin america it is used as a T booster, fertility booster and to fight estrogen. Dr. Lendon Smith also found that gay men are always low on serum sodium and calcium so I advice the dads of boys to let them snack on salty foods and drink as much milk as they may want.

In South America when a dad thinks his teenage son may not have the right "lean" the boy is often treated to a series of monthly testosterone injections. If done before full maturation (18 to 25) this seems to grow the missing piece of the anterior pituitary gay men lack and the Latin docs swear it works. Here it has been attempted with older gay men without success but the Latin docs say it has to be done while brain and glandular growth is still possible before full maturation.

Hope these ideas help.

 
Systemic Enzymes

Q: Can taking Enzymes for along period especialy trypsin and chymotrypsin cause your boby to stop production of these enzymes and not start up agian.

A: Nope. The folks who promote this idea have forgotten their physiology. I even have to remind MD's to open their Gyton's textbook to the section on the exocrine glands and study up. Enzyme production is not part of the endocrine (hormone) system. In the exocrine system i.e. tears, sweat, saliva, digestive juices (acid and enzymes), when the products are put into the body the bodies own production is spared for another day it does not stop. Drinking water does not stop saliva production, showering does not stop perspiration, washing the eyes does not stop tears. Likewise the taking in of enzymes does not stop our own production of them. Any doc insisting on confusing the exocrine with the endocrine system likely got a D in physiology.

Q: Greetings! I am very excited about Zymessence, and have a question for a friend of mine. He has MS and has gone through as much Chemo as they will let him. Currently he is doing better than in the past and can even leave his cane at home sometimes, but I was curious about any research on MS and systemic enzymes/diet also. Thanks a bunch for your time and efforts!

A: German research and clinical experience in 40 years of systemic enzyme use with auto immune conditions shows that the enzymes increase the time between acute attacks of the MS and lower the severity and duration of those attacks when they do happen. www.enzymescience.com. The advantage of using Zymessence comes in dosing, duration and cost. MS patients usually need to only use 2 to 3 per day. During attacks 3 to 6 per day will more than do. Pancreatin based enzymes last in the body 24 to 36 hours as opposed to the vegetable based ones which last 4 to 6 hours. The savings in cost arise from a bottle of Zymessence lasting two months or more at 3 or less per day.

Q: i have had chronic psoriasis for a long time. Will any of these products help?

A: I've spoken to 2 dermatologists and numerous psoriasis patients who've told me that systemic enzymes have cleared the condition. You'll know before the Zymessence bottle is empty if it's going to help or not.

Q: Will Zymessence help with glomerulosclerosis and peripheral vascular resistance?

A: With their action of lysing away at fibrin, yes the enzymes should help with the scar tissue of Glomerulosclerosis and with the fibrin plugs in the micro circulation. For those jobs 2 or 3 Zymessence per day would be a good dose.

Q: Can the Zymessence help with scar tissue in the lungs? As far as disolving old scar tissue???

A: The late Dr. White, pulmonologist from NC was the first to apply systemic enzymes against pulmonary scar tissue. Clinical experience with Pulmonary Fibrosis and COPD patients tells us that systemic enzymes do lyse away at scar tissue in the lungs. At 3 Zymessence a day taken in between meals, within 1 to 2 months SA O2 and Vital Capacity readings should be higher. The physiological rule is that where ever scar tissue has been it will want to return so even once most all the scar tissue is gone the enzymes must be remained on at a maintenance level (1 or 2 daily) to keep the scar tissue from re-growing.

Q: I'm curious to know why your products have harmful inactive ingredients, such as Maltodextrin and sorbitol? Just curious and I do not mean to offend in any way. Thank you.

A: You're kidding right! Who's propaganda have you been reading? Both are pharmaceutical grade products with ZERO LD 50 (i.e NO toxicity), matter of fact sorbitol is the sweetener used in candy from health food stores. You can't stabilize an enzyme without a sugar. With no sugars enzymes go active and eat each other degrading the product and deactivating the enzymes. Also enteric coatings and enteric matrix's are made of sugars. Can't get around that. You should be bothering the other enzyme companies harping as to why they don't have full label disclosure telling you everything that is in their products! And if they don't have sugars then how do they keep their enzymes alive? Of if they have an enteric coating what's it made of if not sugar? They won't be able to tell you as they don't do anything but encapsulate and bottle some one else's product and they really don't know what is fully in the product they are selling even though they may claim not to have any excipients flow agents etc. - you'd be very surprised what independent analysis has found in some of them.

Q: I am considering using Zymessence for post surgery recovery. My concern reading the article is the animal protiens particularly cattle. I am in the UK and BSE is still a concern, is there any danger from contaminated product and if not how is this prevented?

A: #1 BSE is had only from brain and intestinal tissue. Something vegetarians and the animal rights nuts don't want folks to know.

#2 The pancreas used in Zymessence is Pharmaceutical Grade, is USDA tested and is made by the same firm that makes medical insulin from the same tissue. This means, in order for it to be released for use, the pancreatin used in Zymessence must pass a series of test to ensure purity of the highest standards for Pharmaceutical products.

Q: Hi Dr. Wong! I love your new Zymessence but I was wondering if there are alternative ways of taking it?

A: Yes! Zymessence is very versatile. It can be crushed into a powder and mixed with applesauce or anything else that you enjoy. It can be chewed - and a lot of our customers report back that it actually tastes good. Zymessence can also be broken in half and taken that way. The enteric matrix technology it uses will help protect the contents against the stomach acid if utilized in any of these other methods.

Q: Hello Dr. Wong! Whether can enzyme help with a problem with a skin. After weight loss on 30 kg. My skin looks ugly and are available stretch marks. Thanks. I am grateful to you for the answer.To me of 25 years.

A: Sorry but the enzymes will not help to retract skin after weight loss. The stretch marks may be lightened, but not eliminated by the use of the systemic enzymes and zinc (100 to 200 mg daily). The skin will retract to a good extent but it will be a slow process. Drink olive oil, (the Greek olive oil is best) 1 to 2 ounces (30 to 60 ml), as this will help restore patency (elasticity) to the skin. An MSM supplement will help to rebuild the connective tissue that has been stretched out leaving the skin sagging, 1000 to 2000 mg of MSM per day. The other component of connective tissue is Vit. C and its bioflavinoids 1000 mg of each a day is a good dose.

Be patient with your self and give yourself 6 months of the oil, MSM and zinc before considering methods like surgery to get rid of the sagging skin. Bring better blood flow to the skin via weight lifting exercises and hot mineral baths if that is available to you. We have both the enzymes and zinc at www.docsprefer.com, the olive oil you should find locally and the MSM supplement the Vit. C and Bioflavinoids you can do a search for on the internet. Hope these ideas help.

Q: A physician told me unless a caplet dissolves and breaks apart in water ( after an hour or so) it will pass through the body unused and unchanged.
Does Zymessence disolve in water?
Will the enteric coating prevent it dissolving in water?
Will it completely dissolve in the alkaline environment of the small intestine?
Thanks.

A: Howdy:

Your doc is flat wrong!!! Enteric coated or matrixed tablets or caplets will only dissolve in an alkaline solution, as is found in the small intestine. They can last for over an hour in the neutral pH of water.

Q: Can Zymessence be taken right before or after a meal? If not, how long must one wait after taking it to eat?

A: All systemic enzymes should be taken on an empty stomach. A good rule to follow is 30 minutes before or 1 hour after a meal.

Q: Hi Dr. Wong!

Congratulations on your new product! You may not remember me but I consulted with you a couple of years ago regarding the blocked artery I had along with the jaw pain TMJ. I have since developed two more blocked arteries; Oct. 2007 and May 2008. They said Lp(a) was 5x higher than normal along with elevated LDL. I am taking Niacin which has lowered it significantly but my inflammation markers were up as of last October. I did take the 6 3x a day of [product name removed] but had to stop due to cost.

I want to try your product but I wanted to see if you would recommend a different dosage to help me keep my arteries clear and lower any inflammation.

I would like to actually experiment with a blood test prior to taking them; measuring particularly CRP and whatever other markers you know of and then take the products and retake blood.

Thanks,
Don

A: Good to hear from you again. The dose of my Zymessence for inflammation and just about anything else systemic enzymes do is 3 caplets per day, that it!

Taking a CRP reading prior would be a good idea. Your doppler ultrasounds in 6 months will also tell the story of what the enzymes can do when you compare degree of occlusion after Zymessence use to what you have now.

Q: My doctor has just given me a prescription for a statin, Zocor. Will this interfer with Zymessence? Thank you.

A: Nope, the drugs will not interfere with the enzymes at all. The only drugs that cannot be taken with systemic enzymes are Coumadin, Warfarin and Heparin.

Q: I started taking Zymessence about 3 weeks ago, having changed from Heal N Soothe, which I had been taking for 8 weeks. The Zymessance has proved to be both better, and more cost effective, and I am really happy with the results. However, I have a problem with Psoriasis, particlularly on my lower legs, and this seems to have flared up in the last few weeks, despite my following my routine of applying moisturizer, which has always kept it under control.The reaction is worse than usual, and I have gone through the process of diet & contact eliminations to see if I have inadvertently ingested or been in contact something I am allergic to. Nothing comes to mind. Is it all possible that the Zymessence could cause such a reaction ?. I need to eliminate the possibilty, before seeing a doctor.

Thank You

A: The "sis" suffix denotes that psoriasis is a fibrosis condition. Working systemic enzymes eat away at the fibrosis that is the cause of the psoriasis, this will in time clear the condition somewhat. In some patients it has completely cleared the condition and kept it clear for as long as the enzymes were being taken. During the period of the lysing (eating of fibrosis) you may experience an itch or redness or what may be considered a flair up.

 
Women's Issues

Q: Good morning!
I used a homeopathic tonic to boost my hormones, esp. progesterone. it just resulted in weight gain in my tummy,thighs, and bottom :-(
would maca help reverse this? Anything to help loose hormone related weight i will try, i eat paleo style and exercise the way dr. Wong suggest just can't loose the weight.

A: Since weight gain from the waist down is estrogen driven then my guess is that your homeopathic elevated only your estrogen.

Progesterone cream and Myomin would likely be the best things to use to reverse this condition, then exercise will be needed to reshape the area and physically remove the fat.

Hello Dr. Wong,

I'm really enjoying my soy-filler-free co-Enzyme E! Thanks so much for researching that for us all!

My question is in regards to Neem oil as an alternative birth control method. They say that Neem oil does not cause hormonal changes. http://www.neemamerica.org/ailments-womens_health.html#R1 Have you looked
into Neem Oil? Do you have any comments?

Howdy Crystal:

A: Neem oil works by inducing the immune system to create inflammation in the womb and thus creating a miscarriage. This is technically an abortion and not what I would consider the prevention of conception. While I don't like allopathic methods of birth control there are no natural methods of birth control that to my mind actually work. The use of Estriol cream (the only marginally safe estrogen) might be used as a birth control pill or estradiol ring would if applied in the same way a birth control pill is taken.

Mind you this is only theory but it might work.

 

Q: Since Maca also increases Testosterone in women, won't that inhibit breast growth since testosterone inhibits breast growth? Please e-mail me as soon as possible. Thanks so much!!

A: Testosterone is needed by women for libido, muscle mass, bone mass, anti depression and mental drive. When testosterone goes down so do the rest, when it disappears at menopause the rest of the good benefits disappear with it.

I've never heard of testosterone working against breast size. In my personal experience all the "horniest" women I've ever known (gals with the highest libido showing a high testosterone level) were all big breasted women.

Q: I wanted to ask you a question, but first should pass along that, after my wife and I have been struggling with infertility issues, I got your latest e-book and started taking vitamin E, Zinc, L-Lysine, and LArgine, and some Maca. Now my wife is pregnant! Coinkydink or not, I don't care. Thank you! Anyway, my wife has recently followed my lead started taking systemic enzymes.

My wife has had one miscarriage. Is it a good idea or not for her to continue taking systemic enzymes. I recall reading somewhere that miscarriages are an inflammatory response and that systemic enzymes might help? Your thoughts appreciated!

Keep up the good work!

Brinton Warren

A; Congratulations!!! Systemic enzymes prevent miscarriage. Please read my article "Increasing Fertility and Maintaining Pregnancy" at the article archive of www.drwong.us.

Q: Also, I am entering menopause and during sex my vaginal tissues tear and it's painful and dry. I use natural progesterone and it's not stopping it. Help!

A: On the vaginal dryness there are two ways to go, keep using the progesterone. And add one of the following Tri Methyl Glycine (TMG) 3000 mg daily or Arginine EE, at 2000 mg daily. (www.docsprefer.com). Either of these amino's usually reverses vaginal dryness in less than a week, to maintain results the supplement must be taken continuously.

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