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Dear Professional Dieter,

Do you often feel that you are, truly, a professional dieter? You have tried them all: the all grapefruit diet, Slim Fast, Cabbage Soup diet, South Beach diet, or maybe even the diet pills (even with all the horrible side-effects). Maybe you have even done Weight Watchers, the Adkins diet, Jenny Craig, or MediFast with some results, but those results did not last. You stopped eating or drinking what was part of the ‘program’ and within a few weeks you put back on the weight you had lost and possibly even more!!!!

Many different sources indicate that at any given time over 50% of Americans are on a diet. It is estimated that in 2006 the dieting industry earned over $55 BILLION (that is a “B”). That included diet centers and programs, group and individual weight-loss, diet camps, pre-packaged foods, over the counter and prescription diet drugs, weight-loss books and magazines, and physicians, nurses, nutritionists, other health professionals specializing in weight-loss, commercial and residential exercise clubs with weight-loss programs, sugar-free, fat-free, and reduced calorie (“lite”) food products, imitation fats and sugar substitutes.

Have you ever thought that being overweight or unable to lose the weight you want to lose is just who you are, that you are destined to be overweight. Or the thought that it is just your SLOW metabolism. Maybe, it is in your ‘genes’. Well, there may be some truth to those thoughts, but it does not have to continue to keep you from reaching the goals you have to reach a healthy weight. It is possible that you may be suffering from: An undiagnosed Thyroid Disorder, Food Intolerances or Sensitivities, Undiagnosed Diabetes, or many other conditions.

If you’ve been suffering with fatigue and not being able to lose weight regardless of what you do and you’re frustrated with ineffective treatment, then this will be the most important message you’ve read in a very long time.

It doesn’t have to be that way for you anymore!
In fact, I’m going to reveal to you a new breakthrough program that, potentially, is the answer you’ve been praying for. But first, I would like for you to read through the following list of symptoms and circle those that you have experienced or are now experiencing.

• Fatigue
• Weight gain, despite adhering to a low-calorie diet, or difficulty losing weight
• Morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses
• Depression
• Constipation (difficult or infrequent bowel movements)
• Hypersensitivity to cold weather
• Poor circulation and numbness in the hands and feet (cold hands and feet)
• Muscles cramps while at rest
• Increased susceptibility to colds and other viral or bacterial infections and difficulty recovering from them
• Slow wound healing
• Excessive amount of sleep required to function properly
• Poor memory
• Chronic digestive problems, such as a lack of stomach acid (hypochlorhydria)
• Itchy, dry or course skin
• Dry or brittle hair
• Hair falls out easily
• Carpal Tunnel
• Low auxiliary (body heat) temperature, although this may also be caused by any hormonal imbalance
• Loss of appetite
• Edema especially facial swelling (myxedema)
• Loss of outermost portion of eyebrows
• Heat Intolerance
• Diarrhea
• Excessive bowel frequency
• Inward trembling
• Night sweats
• Insomnia
• Feelings of nervousness/emotional distress
• Sweaty palms
• Increased pulse rate, even at rest

How many of these do you have? If you circled more than one or two then you may have an underlying condition that is the root problem to why you are unable to shed those extra pounds.

Here’s What I Have For You

… A safe, clinically proven, management program for Weight-loss. Using the most up-to-date clinical and laboratory testing we create a comprehensive program that’s specific to each patient’s needs.

A little background…

My name is Dr. Mark A. Scott. I have been helping people just like you, get out of pain, get well and stay well without resorting to dangerous drugs. There’s something you’ve got to keep in mind. We are dedicated to changing the lives of those who suffer with Metabolic Disorders here in the Virginia Beach area. This is what we do. This is our calling! Because the usual underlying condition for the inability to lose those extra pounds is the real culprit. I will focus on that condition and how it relates to your weight loss problems.

There are 7 major reasons people can’t lose weight but ultimately it comes down to one simple question. ARE YOU DEALING WITH A HEALTHY BODY?

1) Thyroid Dysfunction
2) Liver/Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
3) Adrenal Gland Abnormalities
4) Poor Blood Sugar Control
5) Brain Imbalances
6) Hormone Dysregulation
7) INFLAMMATION

The Disturbing Trend

Most patients are treated exactly the same! This really bothers me because I understand from my knowledge of neurology and metabolic functioning that no two people respond the same…especially with metabolic and endocrine dysfunction. So, a question comes to mind…Why are all patients treated the same????

Did you know that there are MANY different blood tests that can be analyzed in order to determine exactly what is going on with your possible thyroid and metabolic dysfunction? Most doctors just use the same old blood test and never bother checking beyond it.

We CAN manage your condition naturally and you may not need any medication at all. Don’t get me wrong. I am NOT here to tell you to stop taking your current medications. Our office would NEVER do that! We will work WITH your medical physisian. to get you feeling better as quickly as possible

First, Let’s Learn About The Thyroid And How It Works

In healthy people, the thyroid makes just the right amounts of two hormones, T3 (Tri-iodothyronine) and T4 (Thyroxine). T4 is produced in abundance at the thyroid and needs to be converted to the active form (T3) in several other organs and in response to a proper chemical environment. These hormones have important actions throughout the body. Most importantly, they regulate many aspects of our metabolism, affecting how many calories we burn, how warm we feel, how much we weigh…and our general well-being.

Thyroid hormones also have direct effects on most organs, including the heart which beats faster and harder under the influence of increased thyroid hormones (this is why heart problems can often accompany chronic thyroid problems in women, and perhaps why heart problems are more common in women under the age of 50.)

T3 is the more biologically active hormone (it’s more important for cellular function), and in fact most of T4 (80%) is converted to T3 in the body’s peripheral tissues. So T4 is just a precursor for the more active hormone, T3. One of the problems in some thyroid disorders is that you may have trouble converting T4 to T3 in your tissues (have you been checked for this?). This can create a deficiency of T3, disrupting the body’s ability to properly regulate metabolism…leading to specific symptoms.

If you have a problem with any of the important areas for thyroid metabolism then you are going to have difficulty losing weight. Bingo! Has your thyroid function been properly tested?

What Are The Different Types of Thyroid Conditions
And What Are Their Symptoms

Remember that list of symptoms I had you circle earlier in the report, they are the symptoms associated with the 3 primary types of thyroid conditions:
• Hypothyroidism
• Hyperthyroidism or Grave’s Disease
• Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hypothyroidism (Slow Thyroid) is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormones. Since the main purpose of thyroid hormones is to “run the body’s metabolism”, it is logical that people with the condition will have symptoms associated with a slow metabolism. Weight-loss can seem impossible for the sufferer of low thyroid function. Millions of Americans have this more common medical condition…and it often goes undetected in the early stages. Have you been told that your results were “normal” and yet you still continue to suffer with these symptoms?

• Fatigue
• Weight gain, despite adhering to a low-calorie diet, or difficulty losing weight
• Morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses
• Depression
• Constipation (difficult or infrequent bowel movements)
• Hypersensitivity to cold weather
• Poor circulation and numbness in the hands and feet (cold hands and feet)
• Muscles cramps while at rest
• Increased susceptibility to colds and other viral or bacterial infections and difficulty recovering from them
• Slow wound healing
• Excessive amount of sleep required to function properly
• Poor memory
• Chronic digestive problems, such as a lack of stomach acid (hypochlorhydria)
• Itchy, dry or course skin
• Dry or brittle hair
• Hair falls out easily
• Carpal Tunnel
• Low auxiliary (body heat) temperature, although this may also be caused by any hormonal imbalance
• Loss of appetite
• Edema especially facial swelling (myxedema)
• Loss of outermost portion of eyebrows

Hyperthyroidism or Grave’s Disease is the medical term to describe an over production of thyroid hormones. Although this condition is less common, it can precede a slowing down of the thyroid. It’s usually easier to manage though. Do you have any of the following symptoms?

• Heat Intolerance
• Diarrhea
• Excessive bowel frequency
• Inward trembling
• Night sweats
• Insomnia
• Feelings of nervousness
• Emotional distress
• Sweaty palms
• Increased pulse rate, even at rest
• Difficulty gaining weight

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland (this is an auto-immune disorder). It is diagnosed by checking for thyroid antibodies (TPO & TGB) and gluten antibodies. Patients suffering from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis will experience symptoms of both hypothyroidism AND hyperthyroidism, MEANING they will experience some or ALL of the above symptoms.

In short, the thyroid “runs” our metabolism.
It’s literally the “gas pedal” of the body.

Since the thyroid gland controls the body’s metabolism, it can affect all of the systems of the body such as the gut, liver, gall bladder, hormones, cholesterol, brain (via neurotransmitters), adrenal glands, breasts, ovaries, and heart. This is exactly why your thyroid NEEDS to function at its optimal level.

For you, one of the most frustrating symptoms of hypothyroidism is the inability to lose your weight, even though your calorie intake is low and the numbers of hours you’ve logged on the treadmill are high. Hypothyroidism simply slows down the body’s overall metabolism and fat burning. The adrenal hormones, epinephrine and nor-epinephrine, which enhance fat burning lose power when the thyroid is underactive. Low thyroid function makes it harder for the body to burn fat by shutting down the sites on the cells that respond to lipase, an enzyme that metabolizes fat. You also make fat much more quickly than it’s burned, which can drive up your triglycerides, cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol. So not only does stored fat refuse to budge, but the inability to burn the fact for energy also contributes to fatigue and chronic craving for sweet and starchy foods. Lastly, since hypothyroidism hinders human growth hormone, building muscle through exercise is difficult if not impossible and muscle loss can occur.

The Liver’s Connection To Increased Weight

The liver is our bodies major filtration system. Just like a water filter in your house, it is used to clean up all the garbage and leave a healthy or clean environment. If your filter is broken or full of junk it won’t be able to do its job. On top of this, the liver a very important organ when it comes to hormone metabolism. As I previously mentioned the thyroid gland produces an abundance of T4 hormone which is converted to the active form (T3) in other areas of the body, the liver is one of the major key players in the equation.

Here are the major problems that prevent you from losing weight because of liver dysfunction. First off, the liver begins to lose its ability to efficiently filter out the junk in bodies. When this happens there becomes a backup of harmful substances called toxins. Since our body is so intelligent, it created a way to deal with this overload of toxins. IT CREATES MORE FAT CELLS! It creates fat cells to have a place for excess toxins to be stored so that they do not harm your body, at least for the time being. Where do we get the excess toxins from:
• Processed foods
• Detergents, Shampoos
• Environment
• Hormone Replacement

If the liver continues to be overworked by filtering out toxins it begins to decrease overall function. It basically becomes sluggish and tired to put it simply. Not only does it play a role in thyroid hormone metabolism but essentially every hormones metabolism. It makes a little substance called cholesterol. High cholesterol is often times linked to poor liver function as a response to local or systemic inflammation. I look at cholesterol a major indicator of inflammation. I will discuss inflammation later on, but just remember this. One of the signs of inflammation is “swelling,” along with pain, redness, and heat.

So what is the answer to this problem? Proper investigation must be done to help decrease toxins and address the inflammatory conditions of the body, thus providing successful weight loss goals.

Why Are the Adrenal Glands Important?

Well, they produce a chemical called cortisol. Cortisol has a huge impact on your waistline. Cortisol is largely produced as a response to stress. That is why it is known as the “Stress Hormone.” When we have high levels of stress it triggers the adrenal glands to produce more cortisol. Stress comes in so many forms however. Whether we are talking about emotional, physical, or chemical stressors, the body responds in the same way and releases more cortisol.

Cortisol is not completely a bad thing. Our body needs it for several metabolic functions. However, our body does not need the amount that is being produced in most people that are overweight. There is a fine line between too much/little and just the right amount. There also needs to be a specific rhythm that it is released, such as higher in the morning and tapering off throughout the day.

What causes abnormal changes in cortisol levels?
• Poor Sleep Patterns
• Blood sugar imbalances
• Chronic Pain Conditions
• Emotional stress
• The list goes on and on

What are symptoms of Adrenal imbalances
• Increased Weight
• Difficulty sleeping
• Inflammation
• Fatigue
• Dizzyness

The adrenal glands also play a huge role in many other hormone processes. They have an impact on thyroid hormone, testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. The moral of the story is that the adrenal glands need to be properly evaluated when dealing with health problems, especially the inability to lose weight.

Why is Blood Sugar so Important?
It is the primary fuel source for the brain along with oxygen. If you remember from earlier, I mentioned that brain imbalances have an impact on the ability to lose weight, and this is one of the things that causes problems with the brain.

We all know that improper blood sugar regulation can possibly lead to diabetes. Clearly, most diabetics have a problem of being over-weight. Here is a little secret though, you do not have to have full blown diabetes to say that poor blood sugar control is part of the problem when trying to lose weight. There are several other problems that represent poor blood sugar control.
• Insulin resistance
• Hypoglycemia
• Reactive Hypogycemia

The optimal range for proper blood sugar levels is between 80-100. This the target range I like to see for optimal health. On another note, blood sugar issues are the #1 stressor in the body and remember stress can impact the adrenal glands. So if you are wanting to be healthy and actually attain your realistic weight loss goals then blood sugar needs to be addressed.

What About Brain Imbalances?
Did you know that the brain virtually controls every single function of your body? It tells your heart how fast to beat, senses pain, moves your muscles, maintains proper hormone levels, and the list goes on. We would have to be ignorant to forget that it has an impact on our body weight.

For the most part it controls our body weight through a very complex system of chemicals called neurotransmitters and hormones. These chemicals are the messengers that the brain communicates from cell to cell. Over the course of time we begin to develop brain imbalances. As you know there is a right and left side of the brain, but it is much more complex than that. You have frontal lobes, parietal lobes, occipital lobes, a hypothalamus and cerebellum. These are not all of the areas of the brain but it covers some of the very important ones. As I was saying, development of brain imbalances will lead to certain areas of decreased brain function, thus leading to a poorly operating brain. Probably the most important area of the brain is the area called the hypothalamus, when it comes to weight management.

The hypothalamus is extremely crucial in weight control because it houses several small areas called nuclei. Some of these nuclei are specifically related to eating patterns. There is one that senses when we are full and one that senses when we are hungry. This whole process is done through a series of these messenger chemicals. The primary chemical we are talking about is known as leptin. Leptin is the hormone in the body that is supposed to tell the brain that we are full. It can only operate properly when a good chemical environment is present in the rest of the body. It works at its best level when we are eating the right types of food but it goes further than this. If we have underlying brain dysfunction then it will impair our brain from responding the way it should to this messenger molecule called leptin. It tends to respond slowly and we will end up overeating.

You might ask what leads to this dysfunction of the brain. Namely a dysfunctional biochemical environment throughout the rest of the body will have a huge impact on brain function. Other things that contribute to it are direct brain injuries, inactivity, inflammation and emotional distress.

The good news is that a well-trained doctor will be able to examine and detect these brain deficiencies that drive the vicious cycle. They will be able to find the areas of the brain that are not functioning at their optimal level and rehab the same areas to increase their function. When you improve the brain function you will have a better chance at losing weight.

Imbalances Hormones Will Increase Body Fat

This is not news to anyone. It is observed every day. One of the biggest problems we see with a woman as she is going through menopause is an increase in weight gain. The driving force behind this is the simple fact that her hormones are out of whack. However, you do not have to be a women going through menopause to experience hormone related weight gain. It is starting to occur with people even in their teens and middle age as well.

We are supposed to have a certain level of each hormone in our bodies. Obviously there are normal fluctuations that occur through our life cycle but often times our hormones are not staying within these “normal” ranges of change. We tend to have too much or too little of our estrogens, progesterone’s and testosterones.

In men, they tend to have a decrease in testosterone which leads to their flabby appearance as they age. They will develop more of an estrogen dominance due to several factors throughout the body that prevent them from producing the right amount of testosterone.

Women are much more complex. They have to have a proper balance between all three of the previously mentioned hormones. Women have these shifts in hormone levels on a monthly basis, which increases their chance of having imbalanced hormones.

Hormones come under the control several other factors of the body. The brain, thyroid, adrenal glands, liver, and several other organs can influence proper hormone levels. This is what makes it so difficult to evaluate and manage proper hormone levels. Just like every other function of our body, it requires a healthy biochemical environment to have proper hormone physiology. It would be nice if we could simply just run a test and see that there is decreased progesterone or high estrogen and supplement accordingly. However, you need to step back and ask yourself “what” is causing this hormone imbalance. This is what makes it so challenging. Often times it is not just a cut and dry solution, you need to look elsewhere to identify the problem since our body is a connected environment. Each system cannot be looked at as individual parts. The best way to find the answer is to get the proper tests run and figure out where the breakdown is occurring.

Inflammation Is the Key

I look at excess weight a little bit differently than most people probably do. I see it more as a symptom than the actual problem. Here is what I mean by that, if you have an unhealthy body or system you are in a state of inflammation. Stated in nearly every medical pathology text book is the fact that long term inflammation leads to disease. The crazy thing about inflammation is that it comes along with several little symptoms of itself swelling, heat, and pain. Let’s focus on that one specific component, that being swelling. Everyone knows what I am talking about with swelling. You sprain your ankle; it fills up with fluid and gets enormous. Look at this from my perspective for a moment. Could obesity possibly be attributed to this concept of chronic inflammation? The answer is yes.

As I mentioned chronic inflammation leads to disease. You might have thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, liver, or hormone diseases and dysfunctions that were caused by chronic inflammation. Each of these diseases or dysfunctions has one common symptom, WEIGHT GAIN!

Many people say that they workout, eat right, take weight-loss pills and the list goes on, but they just cannot lose weight. I am telling you it’s because they have an un-healthy body and you will never lose weight until you get yourself healthy again. Obviously eating Twinkies, Ding-Dongs and sitting on the couch all day will cause a weight problem but it does not compare to the negative impact of chronic inflammation on our bodies.

This concept of chronic inflammation is so important. An inflammatory state of the body will lead to a dysfunctional physiology that disrupts all of the organ systems of the body. Certain areas of the body might be affected more than others, but the key is to figure out what is the major source of inflammation. Is it your diet? Is it toxins? Is it brain imbalance? Whatever ever it is, you need to find it and remove it.

The next section is going to go over several lab tests that help me find this inflammation and it will guide me to the solution. Most importantly, it will help me find a way to help you lose weight.

Comprehensive Metabolic Testing Connection:
What Are The Tests And Why Do We Need Them?

I. Complete Blood Panels

A. A Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP):
The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel includes: Alanine aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT);
albumin:globulin (A:G) ratio; albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; aspartate aminotransferase (AST/SGOT); bilirubin, total; BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; globulin, total; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; protein, total, serum; sodium, serum. Used to monitor and identify metabolic status and function.

B. A Lipid Panel:
This panel includes Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL Cholesterol, VLDL Cholesterol Calculated, LDL Cholesterol Calculated, and LDL/HDL Ratio. The evaluation of hyperlipidemia has traditionally been used as an index to coronary artery
disease. Patients with cholesterol levels between 200-240 mg/dL plus two other coronary heart disease risk factors should also have a lipid panel.

C. A Complete Blood Count with auto differential:
Complete Blood Counts with differential and platelets includes: Hematocrit, hemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), red cell distribution width (RDW), percentage and absolute differential counts, platelet count; red cell count, and white blood cell count (WBC). It is used to evaluate status and function of many body systems.

D. 25-Hydroxy and 1,25-DiHydroxy
These tests are used to check Vitamin D Metabolism. Vitamin D is needed in calcium metabolism and in immune response.

E. Hemoglobin A1c
Glycosylated (or glycated) hemoglobin measures the amount of sugar molecules attached to the hemoglobin protein molecule as a result of increased sugar consumption over a period of time. It is used in monitoring the blood-glucose level over the previous 2 months to identify dietary noncompliance.

F. A Complete Thyroid Panel
Thyroid interactions include:
• Brain
• Gastrointestinal Tract
• Gallbladder Function
• Liver Function
• Lipid/Cholesterol Metabolism
• Protein Metabolism
• Red Blood Cell Metabolism
• Glucose Metabolism
• Hormone Steriodogenesis
• Bone Metabolism
• Cardiovascular System

The specific Thyroid tests we use:
1. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH):
TSH is also called Thyrotropin. This is the most common marker used to assess thyroid function and is also the most sensitive. This is the only test performed in the traditional health care model as a means to screen the patient for thyroid disorders. This is because they are only concerned for screening the thyroid for hormone replacement and not optimal physiological function.

2. Free T3 (Tri-iodothyronine):
This test measures the free T3 hormone levels. This test is rarely completely in traditional endocrinology. However the FT3 test is the best marker to see what amount of active thyroid hormones are available for the thyroid receptor sites.

3. Free T4 (Thyroxine):
The free thyroxine test is used to measure the amount of free or active T4 in the blood.
4. Thyroid Binding Globulin (TBG):
TBG is a binding protein that carries T-4 and T-3 in the bloodstream. Binding proteins allow hormones to be more readily transported throughout the body until the protein and hormone separate to allow the free hormone to enter the receptors. Used in identifying possible reasons for thyroid dysfunction.

5. Thyroid Antibodies (TGB & TPO):
Thyroid auto-antibodies indicate that the body’s immune system is attacking itself. Production of these auto-antibodies may create a hypothyroid or a hyperthyroid state.

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO Ab): This is the most commonly elevated antibody in autoimmune thyroid responses.
Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TGB Ab): This is typically ordered to verify thyroid lab results as antibody responses may interfere with thyroid hormone production.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Receptor Antibody (TR Ab): This antibody test is primarily ordered when the patient is hyperthyroid, with positive results strongly suggesting Grave’s Disease.

6. Total T4:
The Total T4 test measures both bound and unbound thyroxine levels and therefore it does not give the activity of T4 when measured alone. This test is best completed with a T3 Uptake test. TT4 levels can be altered by many drugs, so it is important to advise your doctor of the list of the medications/supplements which you are taking.

7. Total T3:
Total T3 is a quantitative measurement of the total T3 concentration in the blood and is the test of choice in the diagnosis of T3 thyrotoxicosis and hyperthyroidism.

8. Free Thyroxine Index (FTI):
This test is used to determine the amount of active T4 (Thyroxine) in the blood.

9. Resin T3 Uptake:
This resin T3 Uptake measures the amount of sites for active (unbound) T3 to bind on thyroxine-binding proteins.

10. Reverse T3:
This test measures the amount of reverse T3 that is produced. This typically takes
place in cases of extreme stress such as major trauma, surgery or severe chronic stress.

By doing a COMPLETE thyroid panel we can identify the precise mechanism or cause of your thyroid symptoms. There are as many as 22 published causes of thyroid dysfunction. All 22 fall into these 6 basic patterns:

• Pattern 1: Thyroid
• Pattern 2: Pituitary
• Pattern 3: Under-Conversion
• Pattern 4: Over-Conversion
• Pattern 5: Thyroid Binding Globulin
• Pattern 6: Thyroid Receptor
• Bonus Pattern: Auto-Immune Thyroid

II. Adrenal Stress Index (ASI):

Your adrenal glands are your “stress” organs meaning that they react to stress. If you have been or are currently under stress, suffer from insomnia, and/or diabetes, this test is a must! This is a salivary test and it tested 4 times through out the day. When under stress you over-produce Cortisol and too much Cortisol over a long period of time causes short term memory loss. The reason for that is the Cortisol goes to the superior temporal lobe of the brain where memory occurs and affects that. High levels of Cortisol are toxic to the brain.

III. Sensitivity Testing:

This test is to determine if you have sensitivity to gluten (wheat, rye, oats, and barley), milk, eggs, yeast, and soy. If you are sensitive to ANY of these food groups, it IS making your condition worse. It will also increase inflammation in your brain and throughout your body! IF you suffer from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, you need to be OFF of ALL gluten…NOW! Here are some of the symptoms of these sensitivities:

• Chronic pain or fatigue
• Frequent indigestion
• Bloated after eating
• Frequent loose bowel movements
• Constipation
• Mouth ulcers or sores
• Vomit often

The only way to find out of you are suffering from any of these sensitivities is to run the test!

IV. Digestive Tests:

A. H. Pylori Bacteria:
Helicobacter Pylori is a gram negative bacteria that resides in the stomach and duodenum
and has been linked to inflammation and the formation of ulcers. By looking for immunoglobulins one can suspect bacterial infection. This test is used to diagnose acute and chronic H. pylori infections in patients with gastric and duodenal symptomatology.

B. Intestinal Permeability:
This is to test for Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS), or damaged gut lining. LGS describes a condition of altered or damaged bowel lining, caused by antibiotics, toxins, poor diet, parasites or infection can lead to increased permeability of the gut wall to toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste or larger than normal macromolecules, it has been proposed that these substances affect the body directly, while others postulate an immune reaction to these substances.

V. Hormone Panels:

We can check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include: depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.

VI. Neurotransmitters:

A neurotransmitter is the key chemical messenger of the nervous system. The brain uses neurotransmitters for a multitude of functions, such as signaling your heart to beat, telling your digestion to function, and telling your brain to experience certain moods. Neurotransmitters affect the functions of all the body systems.

VIII. Inflammation:

A. Homocysteine
Homocysteine is a toxic amino acid intermediate metabolite between cysteine and
methionine that is correlated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This is tested to evaluate cardiovascular risk and indirectly, B6, B12 and folate deficiencies.

B. C-Reactive Protein (C-RP).
CRP is an inflammatory protein produced in the liver and found in the blood. It binds to
phosphocholine in cell membranes to begin phagocytosis. It is also associated with high trans and polyunsaturated fat diets. “High-sensitivity” CRP or hs-CRP test measures the lower levels of CRP to determine cardiovascular risk more accurately.

With all these tests we will find out the specific dietary requirements needed for your health. We then prescribe a targeted protocol to correct these deficits. This may include dietary changes as well as supplementary nutrient compounds that are designed to support optimal functioning of brain and body.

The Problems With Traditional Lab Testing

I know what you are thinking…I’ve had my blood work done and it was normal. Then ask yourself this question: “If my blood work was normal, then why do I still feel this way??” Maybe your blood work wasn’t normal after all! Please understand there are three major problems with traditional laboratory testing.

• Broad Reference Ranges: Laboratory Reference Ranges are created using people who go to the doctor frequently… sick people. Healthy people rarely see a doctor. Therefore the reference ranges are far too broad to catch minor fluctuations in physiology. Also the ranges that your medical doctor looks for are for pathology, or a full blown illness. I
look for the optimal ranges for your body’s proper function, which is a narrower range of numbers.
• Non-standardized Reference Ranges: Not only is the reference range too broad, but it varies from lab to lab, and state to state. Therefore you can have a thyroid issue in one state, but not another. THAT’S NOT HEALTH!
• Insurance Company Influence: Doctors only run tests that are considered “medically necessary” by insurance companies. Therefore, doctors won’t often run a good thyroid panel because most insurance companies won’t pay for them.

SO, if you are unwilling to alter your diet with the necessary restrictions
DON’T WASTE MY TIME AND YOUR MONEY!

I have many patients that are serious about getting better that need my help and are willing to do what it takes to get better. We are here to help you with these changes.

I get asked all the time if we really need to do all this testing. YES! We have to run the tests and be thorough! We don’t want to guess. You’ve had enough of guessing!

Here’s What’s In It For You…

• Ultra effective 5 Step Program that fixes the leaks in your “leaky gut”…keeps the foreign invaders out (every cell in your body benefits from this) and prevents the recurrence of diarrhea and constipation.

• Sleep through the night like a baby, wake up rested, refreshed, revitalized and ready to take on the world (all without those “sleep aids”).

• Naturally ratchet up depleted hormone levels and say goodbye to depression, anxiety, wild mood swings, loss of libido and PMS…say hello to a calmer mind, decreased sensitivity to heat and cold, greater ability to handle stress and increased desire for intimacy.

• Improved Digestion and a Customized Nutritional Plan deliver key nutrients your body needs to make repairs and maintain a high energy state…no longer any need to suffer with acid reflux, yeast infections, gas or bloating.

• Stop poisoning yourself. The one toxic food group that most all Thyroid Disorder patients must give up to stop sabotaging their healing efforts.

• Jump start your energy systems and make it through the day without taking a mid-afternoon nap (and have enough energy to burn when you head on down to the gym for your workout).

• No more singing the sugar blues…the roller coaster ride of highs and lows will become a thing of the past. Enjoy a normal appetite without needing to gorge or avoid eating entirely.

• Targeted detoxification of your liver and other related areas…throw the aspirin away… no more headaches, skin rashes disappear, eat fatty food without nausea and cramping.

• Wake up and smell the roses (and almost anything else for that matter) without worrying about any reactions from an overactive immune system…those tender swollen glands won’t be bothering you like they used to, either.

• Enjoy the focus and clarity that’s been missing in action when the mental sluggishness associated with a Metabolic Disorder lifts.

We are going to take you by the hand and lead you to the promised land where all your hopes and dreams of ending your suffering are realized. There will be no more stumbling around in the dark searching for solutions to your pain and suffering. You will be given a personalized road map to guide you through the steps of this one-of-a-kind program.

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been struggling, how many diets you have tried, how many medications you’ve been prescribed, …how old you are, …how lousy you feel or what you’ve been told. All that matters is… you’ve decided to get off the misery merry-go-round and finally get the help you need.

When you’ve decided to begin your Metabolic Disorder Program, you’ve taken a giant step forward to a new and easier life.

Therapies We May Use
Depending On Your Exam Findings

We are able to diagnose your Metabolic Disorder with the latest neurological and comprehensive metabolic testing and use some of the most up-to-date protocols to get to the cause of your condition. Please note that the therapies you receive will depend on YOUR exam because NO TWO PATIENTS WITH METABOLIC DISORDERS ARE ALIKE! Some of the therapies we may use are:

• Oxygen Therapy: Oxygen is fuel for your brain and nervous system. Your brain needs 2 things to survive: Fuel and Activation.

• UBE (Upper Body Ergometer): Upper body exercises are the Activation that your brain needs. Larger areas of the brain are represented by the hands and arms.

• Warm Calorics: Warm water placed in the ear to help stimulate certain areas of the brain.

• Specific Head Maneuvers, Eye Exercises, and Visual Imagery.

• Vibration Therapy: Vibration fires the cerebellum. One function of the cerebellum is the control of the spinal muscles.

• Eye Lights: Specialized glasses designed with flashing lights to provide optimal stimulation, using the optic nerve, to strengthen the weaker side of the brain.

• Unilateral Adjusting: Specific chiropractic adjustments made to one side of the body to stimulate the weaker side of the brain. Generally the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body and the left side of the brain controls the right side of the brain.

Here’s More Good News

Because this is a small office, every patient is seen by me. This assures continuity of quality care for you.

The not-so-good news: We have a busy practice and there are constraints on my time since many of our patients’ needs are unique. Each patient’s customized care plan is developed and regularly updated by me as progress continues.

We have found that to maintain the highest level of quality service to all, we can only accept 8-10 new metabolic patients per month. This is due to the challenging nature of Metabolic Disorders, the time necessary to uncover primary causes, develop customized care plans for every patient, and give sufficient time for each office visit.

We hold the limit low so care doesn’t suffer and no one ever feels rushed. Because of this, I strongly urge you to act now and call for your consultation so you don’t miss out. Life is way too short to continue to suffer needlessly…it doesn’t matter if you’ve been tormented for weeks, months, or years because the sooner you begin, the sooner you can start to feel like your old self again.

You must know upfront, this program is not for everyone. For some it just may not be a good fit. Others may, for whatever reason, be unable or unwilling to commit themselves to achieving a healthy life. So that your time is not wasted, there is a qualification process to undergo so we can determine who will most likely benefit from what is offered.

Before reading this letter, you were searching for answers. Naturally, you were frustrated by your inability to get lasting relief. Your best efforts had not succeeded and you probably had become worn down from the constant struggles. Now you’ve been introduced to a totally new way to treat and beat Metabolic Disorders. A clinically proven, scientifically valid way that is as safe as it is effective.

I wonder if now you’ve started to realize there’s a better world available to you. It’s something you’ve probably wanted for a long time and now you know there’s no reason to wait any longer. It’s the long hoped-for reality of your dreams coming true and the weight-loss roller coaster nightmare ending forever, it’s real…it’s here…for you…right now.

Remember, this is not some pie-in-the-sky fantasy. We only work with patients who
• have a realistic chance to achieve their goals.
• are willing to make suggested changes.
• and can maintain a willing attitude.

Here’s What To Do Next…

Ask yourself these important questions:

#1: How has your weight battle affected your job, relationships, finances, family, or other activities?

#2: What has it cost you? (time, money, happiness, freedom, sleep, job promotion)

#3: Where do you picture yourself in the next one to three years if this problem is not taken care of?

#4: What would be different/better without this problem?

#5: What is it worth to you?

If you’re TRULY serious about ending your Weight-loss Nightmare once and for all

call 757 363-8571 today!

Yours in Health,

DR. Mark A. Scott

P.S. One Last Thing – it’s Really Important – Please remember….I can not possibly accept everyone on my program and there are only a few appointments available in the next 30 days, in my appointment calendar for qualified Metabolic Disorder sufferers who are ready to take their lives back. SO CALL 757 363-8571. The sooner you make the call, the sooner you can begin to feel better. My office could easily get swamped very quickly. If that happens, I will have to stop the offer and start a waiting list. I did not write this report to get rich – I have a very busy practice already. I wrote this report because I honestly want to make a difference for so many Metabolic Disorder sufferers in the world. I’m always amazed at how quickly and easily someone’s life can completely turn around. Now, with this report, I get the message out to many more people. It’s exciting!!!

P.P.S. The Case Review consists of 2 visits. The first visit will consist of a screening evaluation and review of existing labs. You will need to bring any medical records, lab work results and x-rays done within the last year with you to this visit.

Patient Registration Form
Account Information Form
Patient Case History Form
Metabolic Assessment Form
Neurotransmitter Assessment Form
Brain Function Assessment Form
Life Impact Questionnaire

The second visit will consist of a “recommended action plan” giving you the results of your screening, explaining whether you qualify for our program, discussing what your options are, and a review of the financial obligation. We ask that you bring your spouse, significant other, or a caregiver with you, if applicable. So, please pick up the phone and call us today to schedule the first visit of your Case Review!!

If you have read this far then I know you are serious, so here is your gift. The case review normally costs $225, If you tell my front desk that you read the E-Book and watch the videos on the website then you qualify for the case review at a discounted price of $125. Remember if you do not mention that you have read the free E-Book they will not give you the discount.

This report is for educational use only. Nothing contained in this report is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are in the United States and are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911 or call for emergency medical help on the nearest telephone.