The work we do lasts longer if our patients and clients add certain products
to their home care. Nutritional or food supplements feed you biochemically, Foot
Levelers support your body orthopedically and the BEMER helps you
regulate your electromagnetic body. These the products for sale in our
office are to benefit our patients and clients. We are unable to support
mail orders, except for the BEMER.
Feed Your Biochemical Body
To supplement your nutritious meals and our nutrition
and chiropractic practices, Dr.
Margaret and Laura
Knoff use only a few companies, whose
food supplements we trust to give us the absolutely best results for
our clients. We both attend seminars and study the use of these products
for the conditions we find in our practices. Together we have more than
thirty years experience of using nutritional supplements to help clients
return to better health.
As an Applied Kinesiologist, Dr. Margaret
tests each food supplement product using an individual’s muscle strength. For example if a patient’s
right pectoralis major sternal muscle in the chest/shoulder is weak, as
compared with other muscles, she’ll test a number of products to
find one or more that strengthens that specific muscle. Because the pectoralis
major sternal is related to the liver by its acupuncture meridian, she
may choose several forms of Vitamin A, one from Standard Process, others
from Thorne and Metagenics. Whichever one strengthens the patient’s
weak muscle wins! Then Dr. Margaret uses the same product that strengthened
the muscle to be sure the patient is not allergic to it, using NAET muscle
testing. If no allergy is found, the patient gets to take it home and use
it daily to support the structural and energetic changes done during the
Dr. Margaret and Laura Knoff primarily
recommend food supplements made by Standard Process, Thorne and Metagenics.
These three companies sell their products only through healthcare practitioners
because they can be misused without experienced guidance.
There are a few other companies who make outstanding single products that
we use because these three companies do not offer a comparable product.
We will give you the on-line links to all these companies, so that you
may learn more of their philosophy and manufacturing methods.
In the 1920s scientists were discovering constituents of foods and began
naming them A, B, C, D, E, etc. The scientists in the laboratories began
to create these constituents chemically. There was disagreement among people
at the time as to whether the laboratory-constructed vitamins and minerals
were adequate to supplement the foods people were eating. So, the government
agreed with the scientists that there needed to be standardization of the
vitamins and minerals and a published a recommended daily allowance (RDA)
for each constituent. Royal Lee at that time was involved in this controversy
and insisted that real, organically grown foods are much better than chemically
constructed pills. He felt so strongly about it that he invented a process
to prove the point, thus founding Standard Process.
Standard Process differs from the other
companies we use in that their products are made mostly from plants and
animals grown on the company’s
own certified organic farm. The manufacturing process invented by Royal
Lee enabled him to concentrate the nutrients and to capture and keep the
food’s enzymes and nutritional factors (named and unnamed) intact.
Because the nutrients are not man made, the Food and Drug Administration’s
recommended daily allowance (RDA) is meaningless. All Standard Process
products contain small quantities of the vitamins and minerals, because
in their natural state –food – the effect is greater than the
sum of its parts. His company is still providing a whole food supplements
full of nature’s nutrient complexity. They’ve been in business
since 1929 in Palmyra, Wisconsin, www.standardprocess.com
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Thorne and Metagenics products, on the other hand,
were made in laboratories. Some of their products contain some herbs,
but mostly the constituents of their nutrition products are purchased
from chemical suppliers. We use them sparingly and usually for short
periods of time, to get a specific job done, because they act like drugs
in the body, rather than foods. For instance, if Dr. Margaret finds that
a patient is unable to deliver bile from the gall bladder to the small
intestine, she may use AF Betafood from Standard Process, until the body
has improved the liver and gall bladder function; then she’ll withdraw
the product support and see if normal function can be maintained by the
Thorne Research takes its name from
one of the company’s
goals, to be a thorn in the side of the industry. The founders used to
work for another nutrition company and left it because of sloppy manufacturing
practices and dishonest labeling. Because their philosophy is to manufacture
the purest, highest quality nutritional supplements in the world, they
produce only capsules, so as to avoid the problems that arise from fillers,
binders and additives. They want their products to be hypoallergenic
and safe for all their customers. Thorne has been in business since 1984
and are located in Dover, Idaho, www.thorne.com
Because Dr. Margaret is a member of the International
College of Applied Kinesiology, she has access to information and studies by other members.
One of her colleagues is Michael Lebowitz, D.C., whose practice is in Colorado.
90% of the supplements used in his practice come from Thorne Research.
Beginning in 1989 (the year Dr. Margaret began her chiropractic practice)
he designed a double blind study and kept statistics to find out which
brand of nutrients his patients could tolerate best and which would perform
best clinically. He used seven brands commonly used by physicians, including
ones that claim to be hypoallergenic, e.g. 7 different brands of 30 mg.
Using muscle testing as an evaluation procedure
(see example above), Dr. Lebowitz tested them on a given patient and
collected stats on how many times each product strengthened weak muscles.
His data showed that Thorne supplements strengthened weak muscles 30%
more than other brands. Almost every time another brand was positive
(strengthened a weak muscle), Thorne’s
was also, and many times Thorne was the only brand testing positive.
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Metagenics, as does Thorne Research and
Standard Process, practices stringent good manufacturing practices and
offers high quality nutritional supplements. Bargain nutritional supplements
are often made with low cost ingredients, meaning they do not have the
potential to perform as they could in their most efficacious form. Safety
and effectiveness is at risk with cheaper ingredients. Metagenics evaluates
the effectiveness of their products with human clinical evaluations,
the ultimate test of quality and safety. They have an in-house scientific
staff using progressive research facilities, a product development laboratory
and a clinical research center. They
have been in business since 1989 and located in San Clemente, California, www.metagenics.com
Aqua Flora is a very effective homeopathic liquid that helps get
rid of Candida or yeast infections anywhere in the body, even if it is
systemic (throughout). www.aquaflora.com
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Feed Your Electromagnetic Body
Bio-Electro-Magnetic Energy Regulator (BEMER) is a physical method
of stimulating improved microcirculation to enhance individual performance.
In the office we use it as a physical therapy modality, offering individual
half-hour sessions, or in combination with your regular treatment session
with Dr. Margaret. But some of our clients want the increased benefits
of daily use by owning a unit themselves Dr. Margaret can sell you one here: www.bemeramerica.com/drjoan