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Saxion, Valerie - Vitamin Deficiency symptoms -
CAUTION.  Do not load body up with indicated missing ingredient/vitamin/mineral/herb, as some ingested in excess (too quickly in wrong proportions) are stored in & not excreted by body & can become toxic.

Saxion, Valerie  - Natural vs Synthetic -

Alternative Medicine

Ji, Sayer @ - articles @ Favorite spice is Tumeric/Curcumin
Salin, Jana @ has some interesting recommendations
Mental Health
Dr. Charles Popper is a child & adolescent psychiatrist & psychopharmacologist @
@ McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA.
+ Dr. Popper is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
2018 evidence of supplement use stopping bipolar
+ 2014
Tapering off psychiatric medications. Dr. Popper makes it clear that when patients are using specialized treatments like Daily Essential Nutrients, "psychiatric drug doses need to be gradually & carefully lowered," & that "patients actually do better once the psychiatric medications are discontinued entirely."
+,-dr-charles-popper with transcript below video -
+ Printable Brochure @
(COMMENTARY on Ingredient Label: 1st immediate problem is the D3 is a synthetic product used as rat poison.
2nd boron is excellent for arthritis joint pain reversal, BUT not for clients with breast cancer/estrogen issues.
3rd lithium is typically used for fluctuating mood/bipolar remediation, NOT other DSM psychiatric issues.)
8.1.1 "Discontinuation - Gradually tapering off psychiatric medications generally provides the greatest stability for patients during treatment with DEN. We do not recommend abrupt discontinuation of any psychiatric medications during DEN therapy. To prevent pronounced discontinuation symptoms as well as rebound
(a significant return of the original symptoms), psychiatric medications should be reduced gradually.
The rate at which medications are terminated & the duration of the pharmacological treatment are key factors that influence discontinuation symptoms. Discontinuation effects are typically more acute with drugs that have a relatively short half-life."
8.5.4 Microflora imbalance - Gut microflora may become imbalanced due to factors such as antibiotic use, infections, and diet patterns. Restorative measures should be taken to ensure optimal absorption of micronutrient treatments. A probiotic-prebiotic combination product (such as Hardy Nutritionals® Greens & Probiotics)
(along with prebiotics) may be beneficial in restoring healthy gut function in individuals with mild microflora imbalance. If this is not sufficient & symptoms do not improve, then a natural antibiotic/antifungal agent (such as Hardy Nutritionals® Olive Leaf Extract) may be warranted. In particular, patients with a history of extensive or chronic antibiotic use are often highly susceptible to severe microflora imbalances (see Appendix B for indicative questionnaire). Note: Antibiotic/antifungal agents like Hardy Nutritionals® Olive Leaf Extract may cause a die-off response, known as the Herxheimer reaction, which presents as flulike symptoms & can arise anywhere from the 1st day to the 1st couple of weeks after beginning the product. If vomiting occurs, reduce the dosage or introduce an alternate antibiotic/antifungal agent (e.g. caprylic acid, garlic capsules, or oil of oregano).
Changing antibiotic/anti-fungal products periodically may prevent organisms from adjusting to a single product.
If there is no Herxheimer reaction, (do NOT) complete the course at recommended levels.
(REMINDER: Take supplements + drugs with food/water.)
Dr. Julia Rucklidge, a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Canterbury, NZ @
Settle, Dr. Janet of Denver, Colorado @

Spiritual Insights




Vitamin A - "Conversion of carotenes to Vitamin A takes place in the upper intestinal tract in the presence of bile salts and fat-splitting enzymes.
While early studies on this biological process suggested a 4:1 ratio of beta carotene to Vitamin A conversion, later studies revised this to 6:1 or perhaps even higher...
Periods of stress, rigorous exercise & fevers deplete this critical nutrient even more making a daily dose of fermented cod liver oil, arguably the best & most easily obtained whole food which supplies Vitamin A in adequate amounts (sources), extremely important.  Other excellent sources are...butter, egg yolks, grass fed cream & milk, liver... Note that supermarket butter would contain little Vitamin A as cows are only be able to produce this nutrient if grazing on green grass. This is why synthetic Vitamin A is added to pasteurized milk even if organic. Synthetic Vitamin A is not a good stand-in for true Vitamin A either as synthetic vitamins are the chemical mirror images of the real, natural versions & can cause imbalances over time."
Autism Symptoms re Vitamin A after vaccination - 9/1/2016 "Loss of eye contact, unresponsiveness to sounds or other stimuli, & the sudden inability to walk are common observations by parents of young children after a round of vaccinations...Your child suddenly starts to regress... Dr. Megson has developed a framework for treating autism based on...blocked Vitamin A pathways in the brain... Spring-boarding off earlier research by Ron Evans which found that language centers in the brain were dependent on Vitamin A pathways, Dr. Megson examined the diets of the autistic children in her practice. She noted that while these children were getting plenty of Vitamin A, it was the synthetic version found in fortified foods and multi-vitamins.
It was not the natural form of Vitamin A found in liver, kidney, milk fat (small amounts), & cod liver oil...
The beta carotene in vegetables, while natural, is not true Vitamin A either. It is a precursor of Vitamin A that must be converted by the body.  This conversion is very inefficient or does not occur at all for many people, particularly young children whose digestion is still developing... Cod liver oil contains the most concentrated form of natural Vitamin A of any food as well as the special form of Vitamin A named 14 hydroxy retro-retinol, which turns on memory T-cells
This is what Dr. Megson decided to give her patients:
2-5 years old: 1/2 tsp per day (2,500 IU Vitamin A/day)
5-10 years old: 3/4 tsp per day (3,750 IU Vitamin A/day)
10-12 years old: 1 tsp per day (5,000 IU Vitamin A/day)
The results indicated improvements in eye contact, overall health, reduction in asthma symptoms, &
 better language skills (with receptive language skills preceding expressive language ability) for those children who received the cod liver oil...
I’ve treated several infants now who went in & got their vaccines who lost eye contact, stopped turning to sounds, became unresponsive.  With .85 cc, less than 1/5 of a teaspoon [cod liver oil] once per day either rubbed on the belly or in the bottle for 2-3 days all of it comes back (1)...
Many brands of cod liver oil on the market now contain synthetic Vitamin A. Dr. Megson specifically warns...
Following brands are confirmed by the Weston A. Price Foundation to contain natural Vitamin A:
Green Pasture Products: Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil (plain)
NutraPro International: Virgin cod liver oil
Rosita Real Foods: Extra Virgin cod liver oil...
having a bottle of cod liver oil containing natural Vitamin A on hand is a smart strategy. Giving your child small doses of cod liver oil several days before the shots as a preventative would no doubt be a wise move too...
Click here to watch Dr. Mary Megson."
Eye Floaters often indicate insufficient vitamin A -
Dr. Bob Balancing Female Hormones – Part 1 - 8/31/2016 +
Dr. Bob Balancing Female Hormones – Part 2 -
9/01/2016 (regarding vitamin A & floaters)
[CAUTION.  Excess (over 10,000 units/day, consistently over a long period of time, esp. if synthetic) vitamin A can be toxic unto death as it is stored in body.]
Rosita USA is an international supplier of Norway wild raw cod liver oil, providing natural vitamin A + D3
They also supply wild "Bee Bread" from India.
Vitamin B
Vitamin C

Vitamin D

D3 - @ The Merck Veterinary Manual -
Cholecalciferol (synthetic vitamin D3) is used both as a dietary supplement & a rodent-icide.
It appears to be toxic at a much lower dose when consumed in a bait form than when ingested as a technical grade agent. Most rodenticide baits contain 0.075% cholecalciferol.
Incidence of vitamin D3 toxicosis in animals is relatively less than that of anticoagulant & bromethalin toxicosis.
Relay toxicosis from vitamin D3 has not been documented.
1 international unit (1 IU) of vitamin D3 in nutritional supplement is equivalent to 0.025 mcg of cholecalciferol. 
Cholecalciferol toxicosis is characterized by hyperphosphatemia and hypercalcemia, leading to renal failure, cardiac abnormalities, hypertension, CNS depression, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, & lethargy.
The increased calcium & phosphorus can lead to calcification of soft tissue, notably the highly vascular areas of kidneys & lungs, as well as within the walls of the great blood vessels.
Clinical signs generally develop within 18–36 hr of ingestion; initial signs can include depression, anorexia, polyuria, and polydipsia... Nausea, vomiting, hematemesis, & depression are common as the clinical signs progress...May require decontamination (induction of emesis & administration of activated charcoal) & monitoring of serum calcium, phosphorus, & renal values. Emesis can be induced within 2 hr of exposure with 3% hydrogen peroxide or apomorphine...Activated charcoal at 1–2 g/kg is an appropriate initial dose for decontamination, & a 2nd half dose after ~6–8 hr may be helpful. In addition, use of cholestyramine, a bile acid sequestrant, may be useful to decrease the body burden of vitamin D3 that undergoes enterohepatic recirculation with bile acids. [One can derive vitamin D3 from daily outdoor sunshine. 15 minutes a day minimum is recommended for seniors.)
Rosita USA is an international supplier of Norway wild raw cod liver oil, providing natural vitamin A + D3
They also supply wild "Bee Bread" from India.
Vitamin E

Vitamin K - 8/23/2016 -
"Vitamin K is given to newborns to prevent Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB). Prior to 1999, the term Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn was used for this condition. 
VKDB is defined as bleeding from any source stopped by the administration of vitamin K.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble group of vitamins (Vitamin K1 and K2) that are essential for the production of the factors needed to clot blood.  There are 3 types of VKDB: early, classic & late.
Late onset VKDB is the key reason for vitamin K supplementation shortly after birth.
This condition can present anywhere from 8 days up to 6 months of age.
While extremely rare, late onset VKDB is often fatal (20% of cases) or results in serious morbidity (40% of cases). Bleeding in the brain is often the first sign of VKDB...
Phylloquinone, the safe and natural form of vitamin K1, is not present in the vitamin K shot...
The vitamin K shot contains no natural vitamin K1 at all. 
Instead, the shot contains phytonadione, a synthetic vitamin K1 analog.
Phytonadione can cause severe, sometimes fatal, allergic reactions when injected into a muscle or vein
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola D.O., it is better to take (natural) K1 orally or injected subcutaneously (just under the skin).
According to the Cochrane Collaboration (an international committee of medical doctors of the highest caliber): (and) Vitamin K expert Dr. Cees Vermeer PhD :'Very similar rates of protection against classical & late hemorrhagic disease can be achieved by giving repeated oral doses, either 1 milli-gram weekly (or 25 micro-grams daily). Undertaking this form of oral prophylaxis requires that parents accept responsibility for ensuring the course is completed'."



Copper Anemia, balding, prematurely gray, general weakness, skin sores, diarrhea, impaired respiratory function & osteoporosis.
[CAUTION.  Copper is a trace mineral & needs to be taken in minimal portions, with other offsetting vitamins, over time, as a dash, not in bulk .]   (It seems that in fact copper is NOT typically a deficiency, as indicated/ implied at this web site, but rather the opposite: excess/imbalance.) - "Almost 90 % of the copper imbalances are on the toxic side. How do you get too much copper? Drinking water is one source.
If your area has 'hard' water, it can play a role in copper toxicity... If water is the problem, drink bottled water." 
(CAUTION.  Much of bottled water is 'public' municipal water.  Read label.) - Excess copper
can be reduced by changing diet + offset with complimentary minerals such as zinc.


Nature Made (Various Products) by Pharmavite LLC: Recall - Possible Health Risk 6/2016 Food & Drug Administration (US)
NDI @ -
quasi pre-approval system for ‘new’ supplements, those introduced to the market after 1994."
Saxion, Valerie -  8/30/2011
"The lawsuit was filed against Valerie Saxion, 49, & her company, Valerie Saxion Inc., which has an office at 3800 Sandshell Drive...Saxion...lives in Keller... Texas law does not recognize naturopathic doctors."
Synthetic Supplements @ - 2023-03-20 -  For example "consumption of all (synthetic) rac-alpha-tocopherol may be associated with increased prostate cancer risk...

Potratz explained in a blog post that in genuine whole-food supplements, such as in his example of palm fruit supplements, the ingredients list specifically states from where each nutrient is extracted, or has a comprehensive proprietary blend list that shows all of the whole foods included.
In synthetic supplements, however, only one isolated nutrient is listed. 
When ingredient lists contain the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae or the bacteria Lactobacillus bulgaricus, this means that synthetic vitamins were also incubated in a fermentation process, Potratz wrote."
(Also beware of inexpensieve, imported &/or brand names that do not have a historic good reputation & hopefully have not been bought up by companies with less discression or hopefully are not managed by successors with less discression.)

Sulfur Dioxide @ Warning about post-volcanic crop failures from 2023-2025
"A critical interview with David DuByne of Adapt 2030 brings detailed satellite & temperature maps showing how volcanic sulfur dioxide, projected into the atmosphere by volcanic eruptions, is already wreaking havoc with crop yields, growing seasons & surface temperatures.
pshot is that food crops will (can) be severely impacted for 2023-2025, & this is on top of accelerating food inflation caused by endless money printing & bank bailouts."  5/1/2023 full interview
@ David DuByne warns of global crop failures caused by volcanic sulfur dioxide injected into atmosphere @ Brighteon.com
(Oxides are often additional ingredients included in supplements, so get that magnifying glass to read labels.)
Mercola @ 12/22/2022
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