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Jeremy E. Kaslow, MD, FACP, FACAAI Physician and Surgeon
Board Certified Internal Medicine

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Aerobic Metabolism

The forces that govern your aerobic fat metabolism play a part in virtually everything that happens in your body.  The science and understanding of this was largely the result of the work of Emanuel Revici, M.D.  His story is fascinating and the subject of the book, The Man Who Cures Cancer, which is readily available. Keeping aerobic fat metabolism in balance is the single most important biologic function most people need to correct. If imbalanced and left untreated, the long-term consequences can be irreversible! From an in-office analysis, it can be determined your relative state of aerobic metabolism.  From this information, the specific foods and supplements that bring you into metabolic balance, as well as what foods and what supplements may tend to harm you.

Your aerobic metabolism of fat serves two main functions in every cell:

    1) To produce energy from fats (also called lipids) when oxidized (by oxygen)
    2) To control membrane permeability, which determines what nutrients enter and what waste products leave the cell.

When there is an imbalance in fat metabolism, the composition of the fats in your body is out of proportion. An excess of free fatty acids, ketones, and aldehydes promotes a state of Catabolic/Dysaerobic metabolism.  An excess of sterols, alcohols, and amines promotes a state of Anabolic/Anaerobic metabolism.  The balance of these two forces is played out in your cell membranes, which in turn affects every aspect of your cell's function that can result in:

    1) inefficient use of oxygen to produce energy (anaerobic is an insufficiency of oxygen/oxidative metabolism that results in use of fermentation for energy and lack of fatty acid action; dysaerobic is oxidation out of control with formation of oxidative free radicals and peroxides that the body can not use and are damaging to enzymes and tissues. In this case, oxygen usage is damaging rather than useful. There is excess fatty acid action –free FA.)
    2) inefficient movement of nutrients into your cells (fatty acids increase permeability, sterols decrease permeability). See the webpage about potassium for example.
    3) inefficient movement of waste products out of your cells

If these basic processes are not operating efficiently your health will suffer. You may be experiencing symptoms already or have much higher probability of developing symptoms such as those listed below in the future.

Symptoms associated with a CATABOLIC/DYSAEROBIC imbalance

  • Nervous energy, fatigue from tissue breakdown, insomnia (poor sleep)
  • water tends toward bowel (versus the kidney): colitis, diarrhea, and other intestinal problems
  • lower blood pressure and slow heart beat
  • gall bladder colic due to insufficient bile flow/function
  • allergic sensitivities
  • shortness of breath (Fatty acids reduce blood O2 carrying capacity)
  • nervous tension, anxiety
  • blood sugar problems, hypoglycemia
  • joint & muscle pain, connective tissue disorders (RA (most); steroid and GSO4 responsive)
  • schizophrenia (usually), manic depression
  • migraine headaches always
  • dizziness, hearing loss or vertigo
  • certain inflammations and tendencies to bacterial infections (Streptococci)
  • itching
  • eyes sunken (enophthalmia)
  • psoriasis (usually)
  • low body temperature
  • burns, sunburn, hemorrhage & trauma (free FA is released)
  • multiple sclerosis
  • maleness (testosterone/androgens)
  • increased lymph tissue, edematous tissue (alkaline pH)
  • infrequent urination and concentrated urine (may irritate the bladder)
  • tissue/cellular alkalosis with systemic acidosis
  • Pain responds to acidity, phosphorus, sugar, caffeine (Coca cola makes you feel better; you may respond to Gatorade after exercise – has potassium for cellular repletion)
  • low cellular potassium, eosinophils, White Blood Cell counts, hemoglobin/hematocrit,
  • low heart rate and body temperature
  • acidic urine and low urine surface tension
  • high serum potassium, urine specific gravity, sedimentation rate (ESR), CRP, and urine indican
  • elevated cellular Ca++
  • 8-9:00 PM (symptoms are worse at night)
  • winter
  • high barometric pressure

Symptoms associated with an ANABOLIC/ANAEROBIC imbalance

  • lack of energy, fatigue due to slowness, somnolence (sleep and dream well)
  • all viral and bacterial infections, recurrent infections
  • higher blood pressure
  • extra heart beats, atrial fibrillation, & rapid heart beat
  • ulcers
  • water tends to go to the kidney preferentially versus the bowel:  constipation
  • pancreatic enzyme or biliary insufficiency
  • allergic sensitivities
  • acidic joint and muscle pain (lactic acid); feel better with baking soda
  • shortness of breath
  • depression, manic depression
  • suppress menstrual cycle
  • osteoporosis; osteoarthritis (most)
  • dizziness, hearing loss or vertigo
  • cancer initiation at sub-cellular level/lipidic phase, tumor tissue (acid pH)
  • itching and/or acidic pain, pain worse after sleep or the early morning
  • eyes bulge (exophthalmia)
  • seizures, coma, convulsions
  • high body temperature, fever, application of heat
  • decreased lymph tissue
  • frequent urination, diuresis, get up at night to urinate but usually can fall back to sleep
  • femaleness (estrogens)
  • tissue/cellular (lactic) acidosis with systemic alkalosis
  • pain improves with alkalizers, you feel better with Alka-Seltzer and certain types of calcium
  • low serum potassium but an elevated cellular potassium
  • low sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (both are non-specific indicators of inflammation)
  • low urine specific gravity and a negative urine indican
  • low cellular calcium
  • elevated eosinophils, White Blood Cell count, hemoglobin and hematocrit
  • alkaline urine pH and surface tension
  • 4:00 am (symptoms are worse upon arising, not a morning person)
  • summer
  • sleeping
  • low barometric pressure

If you are Anabolic/Anaerobic

Foods to Avoid in an Anabolic/Anaerobic state:

  • saturated animal and dairy fats (butter, cream, fresh cheeses, fatty meats), cholesterol
  • green leafy vegetables because of their high potassium level
  • sugars, corn syrup, honey, fruits in large quantities, fruit or vegetable juices.
  • xanthines (coffee, tea, chocolate, cola) in small quantities
  • fermented foods (yogurt, sauerkraut, soy sauce, alcoholic beverages, vinegar, buttermilk, etc.)
  • peroxidase (pears and horseradish)
  • poached or boiled eggs
  • foods to which you are allergic

Foods beneficial for Anabolic/Anaerobic metabolism

  • fish
  • spring/well water

Nutrients that are generally considered anti-anabolic/anaerobic: PUFAs (cod liver oil, squalene, w-3 (and possibly w-6) never conjugated!), pancreatic & vegetables enzymes, bicarbonate, chondroitin sulfate/mucopolysaccharides, glutamic acid, aspartates, liver, adrenal, pancreas, magnesium, cysteine, taurine, methionine, glutathione, lipoic acid, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 – taken at night

Medications and other agents that make you more anabolic/anaerobic (you would want to avoid these)

  • Aspirin, Voltaren, Cataflam
  • Application of heat
  • Codeine, morphine, Demerol and other narcotics
  • Female hormones (birth control pills, estrogen, and progesterone have a mild effect)
  • Corticosteroids, especially glucocorticoids
  • Alcohol, glycerin, glycerol, glycerophosphates
  • Anesthetics (procaine, Novocain)
  • Barbiturates and most tranquilizers
  • Xanthines (coffee, tea, chocolate, cola)
  • Stimulants, (amphetamines, Dexedrine, Ritalin, Cylert)
  • Pancreas (Insulin) and anterior pituitary (ACTH, GH)
  • Cholesterol
  • Iodine, molybdenum, rubidium, cesium, mercury, bismuth at a sub-cellular level
  • Potassium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, iron, and nickel at a cellular level.
  • Sodium, chloride (chlorine), phosphorus, and large amounts of oxygen at a tissue level
  • Lithium, boron, fluorine at the organism level
  • After exercise, intensive mental work, or sleep

To correct your aerobic imbalance, a very specific combination of diet, vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and amino acids will need to be chosen for you. The supplements were designed to provide optimum bio-efficiency with a full complement of the specific nutrients your testing shows you need -- in bio-available and bio-active forms. These formulations are designed to bring your body chemistry into a healthier state of balance. At the same time they aid against environmental toxins to which we are all exposed.  These nutrients need to be taken at a certain time of a day to optimize their effect.

Expect follow-up testing in a few weeks to ensure you are getting the right quantities and proportions of nutrients.  Your nutritional needs change with stress and age.  Dr. Kaslow will try to monitor your changing needs to maintain your nutritional balance.  You should check your urine three times a day and check your saliva pH, oral temperature, and resting pulse rate upon arising and before going to bed.


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