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OligoScan – Finally the test you have been waiting for

Toxic Metals?  You likely have them… It’s true!
Essential Minerals?  You are likely deficient…again, I’m not kidding!

Arkansas Nutrition and Natural Healing

Dr. Roger Trubey, Dr.PH, MPH, and Doctor of Integrative Medicine 362 Unger Trail, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

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Do you want to know for sure?  Of course you do, so read on for a quick and simple solution to knowing if you do and which ones are excessive and which ones are deficient.

You take supplements and you hope you are getting enough of the essential minerals.  But how do you know for sure?  Or perhaps you’re one who feels that you are consuming a healthy diet and you really don’t need to add any supplements to your diet.  But how do you know for sure?

Most individuals would like to know if they are fully benefiting from the food and supplements they consume.  And you should want to know.  Here is one good reason:  “Alongside dermatology and psychological disorders, nutritional disorders are among the most common problems encountered by clinicians.  It has been estimated that over 70% of patients are at high risk of having or developing a nutritional deficiency…contributing to their illness” (Kotsirilos V. et al, A Guide to Evidenced Based Integrative and Complimentary Medicine.  Sydney: Churchill Livingstone; 2011 p.14).

Many patients ask me what supplements they should be taking and while it is easy to make some educated guesses, it would be much better to know exactly what minerals were deficient and need additional supplementing and which do not.

Now determining the answer to this nutritional concern has been not only difficult but expensive.  You see, using serum levels in the blood is really not accurate.  Testing red blood cells or white blood cells improves things a bit but with that comes extra cost.  What is lacking is knowing one’s actual tissue level of our minerals – and at a reasonable price.

Now besides concerns for our essential minerals there is another concern, perhaps even bigger – toxic/heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, aluminum and lead.  Exposure to these metals is more commonplace than most realize and far more dangerous than is appreciated.  But are you getting rid of them, eliminating them out of your body?  That is the question and a very important question because these toxic metals can be terribly disturbing and damaging to our organs and tissues leading to dysfunctional biochemistry, disordered metabolic functions and chronic disease.

In fact, most functional health practitioners believe that in nearly all chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, autoimmune illness and neurological diseases, not only are mineral deficiencies to be found but these toxic metals will be present as one of the underlying reasons for that disease.  Knowing if this is true for you is of utmost importance if you desire to stay well or to enable you to overcome whatever health concerns you may have.

So, what is the answer to this nutritional conundrum?  We need to know our mineral status, if we have sufficient levels or not.  And we need to know if toxic metals are clogging our metabolic machinery and destroying our health.  But then we also need answers that are not ridiculously expensive and give us information that is truly accurate, based on what is in our cells (tissues), not outside our cells!

I believe the answer is OligoScan.  A European developed Instrument, recently available to practitioners in the U.S.


In my desire to always find the best way to access and improve patient’s health, I am delighted to be one of the few practitioners in the U.S. to offer the OligoScan, an in-office, non-invasive (no skin puncture) instrument that determines the intra-cellular levels of 20 essential minerals/trace elements, 14 toxic/heavy metals, one’s level of oxidative stress, 7 vitamins and 15 graphics providing insight into multiple health risks.  The 3-page report also includes the zinc/copper ratio and the sodium/potassium ratio, crucial to neurological and cardiovascular health and energy production.


Developed in France, after decades of research, the OligoScan is a sophisticated test that is simple to administer.  After getting specific essential information, such as height, weight, age, and blood type, readings are taken using a spectrophotometer device at four different locations on the person’s non-dominant hand.  Your data is uploaded to the OligoScan servers where it is analyzed against a vast database.  You will see the results immediately!  How awesome is that!  With this information about your current state of health, better treatment decisions can be made for you.

OligoScan Assessment

What is spectrophotometry?
Spectrophotometry is a quantitative analytical method of measuring the absorption or the optical density of a mineral or chemical. It is based on the principle of absorption, transmission or reflection of light by the chemical or metal compounds over a specific wavelength range.
Spectrophotometry is used in many areas: chemistry, pharmaceuticals, environment, food, biology, medical/clinical, industrial and others. In the medical field, spectrophotometry is used to examine blood or tissue.
And for those of you who just have to have a little more technical information:  Spectrophotometry determines the optical density of a substance.  Every substance emits and absorbs frequencies, and more light is absorbed with increasing density.  This allows for a quantitative analysis for each of the different minerals and toxic metals.  And interestingly enough, light reflects differently depending on blood type (O, A, B, AB), so that is why I need to know your blood type when performing this test. (No worries if you don’t know your blood type.  I use a simple, inexpensive test kit to determine that.)
In simple terms the elements present and the amount of their presence effects the light entering the cells and that determines the intensity of the electromagnetic signals picked up by the OligoScan instrument.

OligoScan AssessmentHow is the OligoScan different than tests such as blood, urine and hair analysis?
Most of these other tests measure either circulating levels of minerals or metals, such as with blood testing, or what the body is excreting, as is the case with urine and hair analysis.  OligoScan is unique in that it measures the levels of minerals and metals inside your cells.

The primary difference:  The OligoScan measures intracellularly.

Blood tests show metals which have circulated recently. Metals are dumped within a few days from the bloodstream into the tissues. Blood can therefore only be used in acute situations for toxic metals. The level of minerals and trace elements is kept fairly constant in blood. Many people with muscle cramps often have a normal magnesium level in serum; the OligoScan in this case will commonly show a magnesium deficiency.

Urinalysis shows to what extent the body can excrete metals. In a normal spontaneous urine sample, almost nothing is excreted. Only after the body is provoked will increased metal concentrations be found in the urine. This is done with a challenge test for toxic metals. This is a valuable test that shows what amount metals are present in the extracellular environment. Again, the OligoScan measures intracellularly. The challenge test and OligoScan complement each other completely in this aspect.

Hair analysis shows which metals were present during the last 2-3 months. But if a body cannot detoxify well, low amounts of metals will be found in hair. This is called false-negative results.  Hair analysis is even more questionable depending upon what treatments the hair has undergone and what agents have been applied to the hair.

OligoScan Assessment

Consider an example.   A urine test for heavy metals showed high levels of lead and slightly elevated mercury.  A chelating agent, which binds to heavy metals, was used to obtain this result. Keep in mind that different chelating agents are more selective for one or another of the specific metals. In this case, the test results showed a higher lead in the urine because of the specific chelating agent used. The OligoScan in the test above showed both these metals high in the tissues with mercury levels more elevated than the lead levels but the cadmium level even higher. The OligoScan provided a more accurate picture of what was occurring in the tissues, indicating that both mercury and cadmium were more of a problem than the lead.
Another example is seen in someone with high calcium in their hair analysis. On the OligoScan, the same patient may show a deficiency of intracellular calcium as they are not utilizing their calcium.

What to expect with your test
The actual measurement with the OligoScan is very simple.  After I enter your data, including height, weight and blood type, the instrument is gently pressed on four points on the palm of the non-dominate hand.  And really, that’s all there is to the test itself.  The sophisticated software takes over from there and determines the effect to which the light beam is affected by the presence or absence of minerals and metals.  The result is a 3-page report that you receive immediately, allowing you to implement any necessary changes right away.

The report provides you with an unpresented level of detail of your cellular health – these include important details of why you may be experiencing a reduced level of health, why you can’t seem to improve or what nutritional and toxic factors may be predisposing you in the future unless changes are made.

Why do you need this testing?

Heavy metals are highly degenerative to the body.

  • Other healthcare practitioners currently using the OligoScan report 80% to 90% of their patients show excess heavy metals with aluminum being the highest. And I have found the same.  The older the patient the greater the accumulation of toxic metals as, over time they build up when the rate of absorption is greater than the rate of removal.
  • Accumulation of these metals in the body reduces the effectiveness of medical treatments up to 60%. It is, therefore, less likely that anti-oxidants and mineral supplements will be effective if heavy metals are present.
  • We are exposed to these metals on a daily basis, so knowing how effective your body is at detoxifying them will allow you to improve that function if needed.

How often should I get an OligoScan?
OligoScans are very advantageous as not only can one tell what is going on in the body right at that time, but follow-up scans can show how one’s case is progressing.  A follow-up scan may be performed anywhere from 4-6 months after the initial scan to make sure that the treatment protocol is working.

Can children be tested on the OligoScan?
Children who are two years and older can be tested using the OligoScan.  It is an ideal way to obtain useful information, and your child will enjoy the fact that they will not be getting any needles!

OligoScan Assessment

If you’re feeling tired or run down, it could be due to mineral deficiencies or even heavy metal toxicity. But what do you do when you can’t face a battery of endless blood tests and visits to doctor’s waiting rooms?  One answer is OligoScan.  It gives me an unprecedented level of insight into your cellular health.
Having accurate and precise information on aspects such as anti-oxidants, heavy metal accumulation and mineral deficiencies is a real insight into what issues could be influencing your wellbeing. 

Everyday symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia or build-up of stress can often be better understood in the light of this data. With a true understanding of your health on a cellular level, I am much better able to recommend a treatment program with dietary changes and supplements, in order to improve your wellbeing.


The OligoScan measures mineral deficiencies due to diet and food choices, the accumulation of heavy metals in the body and levels of antioxidants in the body – all at cellular levels.  This means the test gives the most direct and immediate information possible on your health. It is significantly faster and more accurate than assessing urine or blood samples. The human body keeps the blood levels balanced for much longer than our tissues; therefore, the deficiency is first seen in the cells rather than in the blood itself. That’s why OligoScan can highlight issues that a normal blood test cannot.
And remember, the OligoScan requires no injections or blood taking; it is pain-free providing instant results which are more precise than a standard blood test.

Okay, What about Cost?

The OligoScan is a $130 test but when the test is completed with the initial or previous visit the price is reduced $30.  It is a very popular test as individuals really want answers about their nutritional status and what metal toxins they are harboring.  The company that developed the OligoScan sells me the equipment but for each test I send for analysis, I am charged an analysis fee – but that is well worth it as you will see when you take this test and have an OligoScan assessment.  Don’t be in the dark get the assessment and be certain.  Make the changes and be healthy.

Some scientific references:

The mineral intake

Toxic metals

Oxidative stress

Lyme Disease – The Great Masquerader

Lyme Disease - The Great Masquerader

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Burleson Nutrition and Natural Healing Center

Nutrition & Natural Healing Center

Dr. Roger Trubey, Dr.PH, MPH, and Doctor of Integrative Medicine 6320 Oak Hollow Dr. Burleson, TX 76028

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The Great Masquerader – Lyme Disease

It was after her second son was born that Olivia (not her real name) started to notice changes in her mood, and even her family and friends noticed it as well. It was very definite “up and down emotions,” often accompanied with a low sex drive, that continued for at least 7 years before it cascaded into a series of extreme mood changes that also resulted in serious fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, and a nervous breakdown.

During the next several years she visited a series of physicians and began to receive treatment for hormone dysfunction and allergies.  For a short time, this seemed to be helpful, but eventually the moodiness and fatigue returned.  

Lacking any progress, another practitioner put her on thyroid meds.  Through all these years she also had sleep issues, chronic back, joint and muscle pain, and a hoarseness in her voice for 10 years.  She could barely go to work at the business that she and her husband had started years ago.  At age 40 she was a wreck physically and emotionally and was sadly looking at a lifetime of pain and misery

It was at this point, about 17 years into this misery, that I saw her and suggested we look for chronic infections as an underlying cause of her symptoms.  It was good that we did as there were several pathogenic microbes that came back positive.  But the real kicker was a positive test for Lyme.   When I showed her that report and when she saw the symptoms of Lyme, tears flowed down her cheeks and she said, “Finally I have a reason for why I have felt so bad for so long”. 

Sadly, for Olivia, it took way too long to receive this crucial report of why she had been struggling for so long.  But it is understandable for several reasons:

  • Conventional medicine generally does not believe in chronic Lyme, only acute Lyme due to a recent tick bite.  
  • When testing is done the conventional tests are not robust enough to adequately evaluate chronic Lyme 
  • Lyme mimics so many diseases that unless one did have a recent bite of a tick, the practitioner will be looking for the diseases that mimic Lyme and not Lyme itself.  Lyme will masquerade as a variety of disease entities including,
  1. Neurological diseases – Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, ALS and more
  2. Anxiety, depression, memory loss and brain fog
  3. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
  4. Most autoimmune diseases – arthritis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis and many others
  5. Chronic headaches 
  6. Food allergies/sensitivities
  7. A weakened immune system that leads to one feeling sick and unwell far too often 
  • Not just ticks, but any biting insect is now considered a possible source of Lyme transmission.  Further many children have been born with Lyme – transmitted from mother to offspring.

Now, notice these common symptoms in individuals with chronic Lyme disease in the list below.  Is it any wonder that most doctors might be confused and begin to label the patient as perhaps having an autoimmune disease at best or worse, a hypochondriac?

Common symptoms of Lyme-Borrelia  

  • Gradual onset of symptoms   
  • Joint stiffness/swelling           
  • lightheadedness        
  • migratory/shooting pains
  • Afternoon fevers/letdowns
  • Chills
  • GI upset
  • pelvic pain
  • interstitial cystitis    
  • prostatitis menstrual disorders           
  • blurring vision           
  • light sensitivity          
  • Kidney problems           
  • painful urination
  • Muscle twitches or pain
  • fibromyalgia
  • depression  
  • bouts of anger        
  • word finding problems        
  • cycles of illness         
  • immune weakness    
  • reflux/heartburn         
  • unexplained breast pain    
  • tinnitus    
  • Facial paralysis/ (Bell’s palsy)    
  • paresthesia/numbness   
  • seizures
  • tremors         
  • ataxia  
  • Loss of libido     
  • heart palpitations or arrhythmias  
  •  difficulty swallowing    
  • chronic fatigue
  • unexplained weight gain or loss         
  • facial pain        
  • headache               
  • multiple chemical sensitivity
  • Vertigo       
  • disoriented -brain fog      
  •  difficulty concentrating or thinking
  • Short-term memory loss


It should be understood that not every person with Lyme will have all of the above symptoms or even most of them.  And this is not even a complete list.  One patient with Lyme had rage as a primary symptom – just ready to “fly off the handle” at the “drop of a hat”.   But nearly every Lyme patient that I have seen has 3 primary symptoms. Which are: 


  1.   Debilitating chronic Fatigue
  2.   Significant Joint pain or stiffness that moves around
  3.   Cognitive dysfunction that often includes brain fog, anxiety or depression, and memory impairment 


Notice the difference between symptoms of those with Lyme and those without Lyme here

Lyme Disease - The Great MasqueraderSo, as you can see it would be easy for a Lyme diagnosis to be missed, causing the individual suffer for many months or years before they finally receive the correct diagnosis.  Unfortunately, some will suffer with an autoimmune diagnosis or be diagnosed with some type of neurological disease without ever discovering their true undiagnosed cause.

And Lyme is not a rare disease at all.   The CDC estimates that 3-400,000 new cases of Lyme are contracted per year, with some data suggesting that a more likely number is 1,000,000 cases per year.  And it is not found in specific regions of the country.  Every state in the US has Lyme and it is now a new epidemic!  It may likely be the most common vector-borne disease in the US…more common now than breast cancer. 

Lyme Disease - The Great Masquerader

Notice how rapidly Lyme spread in just 13 years.  And now this map is already 10 years out of date

Another problem related to testing has to do with the number of Borrelia species known to exist – at least 100 in the US and more than 300 worldwide.  But many labs only test for what is considered the most common species – Borrelia burgdorferi, hardly adequate with so many other species around.  

In addition, the Lyme organism, Borrelia, is nearly always accompanied with other co-infections which, again, are commonly missed because they are not being tested.    But some of the co-infections can cause symptoms at least as debilitating as Borrelia.

Three Forms of the Lyme Organism

There are actually 3 different forms of Lyme bacteria/spirochete.  And it is a result of these three forms that this organism becomes a “persister” bug in the human body mimicking many other diseases and being very difficult to eradicate.  These three forms are the Spirochete or spiral form (great for burrowing into tissues), the cell wall deficient form (or L form) and the cyst form.    The bacteria, when stressed with antibiotics or by the immune system, will form cysts as a protective form.  


However, the cell wall deficient form is much more difficult to treat because it will actually turn off the immune activity operating inside the cell and then go into the cell and hide as long as necessary.  The more of the co-infections and viruses one is harboring, the more ill one will generally be.

When the Lyme Borrelia and the co-infectious organisms along with other viruses enter the mitochondria of the cell, they damage the machinery that produces cellular energy.  The net effect is serious fatigue both in the body and brain. 

Chronic or persistent Lyme disease is becoming increasingly common and problematic. Among the small number of pathogens capable of persisting despite sophisticated host immune responses, the Borrelia spirochete gets special recognition because researchers still have not been able to elucidate the mechanisms that sustain its long-term survival. What we do know is that the spirochete has several remarkable abilities to adapt, which include:

  • The ability to hide within cells of certain tissues during or between stages of disease
  • The ability of Borrelia to change its morphology in response to varying environmental conditions including many antibiotics
  • Formation of a biofilm that enables Borrelia to be more resilient to stress and our immune system challenges
  • Suppression of host immune response

So, what does this mean? It means that when antibiotics are used to treat persistent infections like the Lyme organisms, we likely end up with highly persistent mutants. This is a separate phenomenon from antibiotic resistance, and it has become increasingly clear that traditional antibiotic treatments for chronic Lyme are not enough to eliminate these menacing microbes. 

But let me stress one very important point.  The best treatment for Lyme or coinfections when you have an acute disease with a recent insect bite and the symptoms are present, testing is likely to be positive and the best treatment is antibiotics.  If, however, the bite was weeks, months or years ago (or you never remember there being a tick or insect bite of any kind), the traditional use of antibiotics will likely NOT be successful.    The organisms will have already set up brilliant ways of evading the immune system and any antibiotics used.

For many practitioners when the classic symptoms are present, they are ready to jump in and attack these terrifying bugs.  But it is so unwise to go and start an attack on the bugs regardless of whether done conventionally or with alternative approaches.  The whole-body terrain must ideally be considered prior to dealing with the Lyme spirochete and the co-infections.  The body terrain along with the intestinal tract and its microbiome, the type of foods consumed, toxic chemicals entering the body and the organs of detoxification (liver, gall bladder, lymph, kidney).  

So, should you recognize in you or a family member the typical symptoms of Lyme with which you or they might be encumbered, find a practitioner to assist you in your healing journey.   True, it is not a quick treatment.  It can take several months at best, but without treatment the pain and cognitive symptoms along with the terrible fatigue will not go away.  Having had many patients suffering with this awful disease, I know this is true. 

Please call me if you have any questions.  I am more than happy to be of whatever help I can.  

Dr. Trubey

Toxic Metals – the poison everyone has

Toxic Metals - the poison everyone has

Toxic Metals – the poison everyone has

Nutrition & Natural Healing Center

Dr. Roger Trubey, Dr.PH, MPH, and Doctor of Integrative Medicine 6320 Oak Hollow Dr. Burleson, TX 76028

Call 501-538-4944

Toxic Metals… The Poison Everyone Has

Some time ago I reviewed several dozen evaluations I had done for toxic, heavy metals on my patients.  It was very disturbing!  100% had heavy metals being excreted in the urine.  But 80% had elevated levels of these elements.  The most common metal excreted in my patient group was aluminum and lead.  But I am also seeing lots of mercury and cadmium as well, some barium, arsenic, and occasionally a few others.  Some of the levels of lead have been nearly off the charts with initial excretion levels of eight, twelve and even twenty times acceptable levels.  And to me this is unacceptable if one is to have long-term good health.  There is no compatibility between seriously elevated levels of these metal poisons and a healthy body.   We have to eliminate these from bodies, but before we look at the specifics on that, we need to look at how they get inside of us in the first place.  We’ll look at the two most common – lead and mercury.

According to the EPA, lead is rarely found in source water, but enters tap water through corrosion of plumbing materials. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures and solder. However, new homes are also at risk, because even legally “lead-free” plumbing may contain up to 8 percent lead.  It has been estimated that 20% of the city water in Washington, DC may be contaminated with lead, pushing the government to provide free water filters for residents.   In addition leaded gasoline was used for decades and much of the lead from auto exhaust still resides in the soil.  In fact lead is generally considered the most common contaminant of soils and because organic mater will bind and hold it, it is likely that lead is a permanent resident.   

Mercury sources are fairly well known.  These include dental amalgams, seafood, in utero from mother to fetus, vaccinations and then industrial and environmental sources.  Volcanic eruptions and hundreds of ocean vents produce natural sources of mercury into our environment.  Some industrial sources have declined, such as lead in gasoline, but what are we to think of the long-term impact of these “curly cue” light bulbs replacing the incandescent bulbs that are still around.  These new light bulbs, now mandated by the federal government to replace our long-used incandescent bulbs, contain mercury and mercury in its worst form – mercury vapor.  Is this not governmental schizophrenia?  And water isn’t the only item we regularly consume that may contain heavy metals – some wines and cheap supplements are also tainted with these poisons.  And every antiperspirant contains aluminum and it does get into the body.  

We must take body loads of these metal toxins like mercury and lead very seriously.   Several years ago the medical journal Circulation published a study on lead and its relation to Heart attack.  They tracked nearly 14,000 adults for 12 years.  The researchers determined that when these individuals had even mildly elevated blood levels they were at increased risk for heart disease by 55%, heart attack by 151%, and stroke by 89%.1 

Another study followed 837 men for 10 years and found that these men with increased bone (for which lead has a strong affinity) and blood levels of lead, to be at increased risk for ischemic heart disease.2

Then in 2006 Science Daily reported on a study by the University of Rochester Medical Center on individuals who are routinely exposed to lead on the job.  They found that these individuals are 50% more likely to die of brain cancer.  And not surprisingly, lead in other studies has been linked to high blood pressure, kidney failure and autism.3

One would think with these “tip of the iceberg” studies, that physicians would be evaluating a good many of their chronically ill patients for heavy metal toxicity.  But it is a very rare physician who does this testing.  Strange indeed, but In fact, it rarely even makes the news. 

But consider mercury as well.  With the growing number of studies and reports, mercury toxicity is clearly getting more alarming every year.  When 300 streams across the U.S. were recently tested, 100% of the fish were found to be contaminated with mercury.4   Mercury has been linked to several autoimmune diseases including arthritis, Lupus and Crohn’s disease.5 Like lead, mercury will accumulate in the bone, but will also find its way into the heart causing cardiovascular disease.   And because of its lipophilic (fat loving) nature, it will accumulate in the brain and the nervous system where it will produce neurological damage and functional deterioration.6,7   Understand then that any neurological disease may have a toxic metal component and more than likely will.

We remember the saying “mad as a hatter” as coming from Madcap Milliner in Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s book, Alice in Wonderland. But the actual origin of the saying relates to a disease peculiar to the hat making industry in the 1800s. Mercury was commonly used in the process of turning fur into felt, a process which caused this highly toxic metal, to contaminate many of the hat makers.  These symptoms included trembling (known as “hatters’ shakes”), loss of coordination, slurring speech, loosening of teeth, memory loss, depression, irritability and anxiety, what we now call the “The Mad Hatter Syndrome.” We get mercury today from different sources, like the burning of coal and leaching out of amalgam dental fillings, but the effect in some people is the same.

What are we to make of the seriousness of the data where hundreds of studies on toxic metals are now linked to a huge list of symptoms?   Almost unbelievably, it hardly draws a yawn from the medical profession and even an outright fight against amalgam removal by the dental profession!  Individuals will have to do, just what they have been doing for about the last 20 +years – becoming more proactive on their own and seeking solutions outside their physician’s office.  But to do that, they need answers, so let me suggest some of the natural resources individuals can use to remove heavy metals from their bodies.  But first, it is important to note some information from Dr. Boyd Haley, of the University of Kentucky, who has researched the damaging effects of mercury and other toxic metals for many years.  His website reports on data showing that heavy metals have a synergistic effect. In other words, there is a magnifying effect when one is polluted by both mercury and lead.  

Not long ago patient of mine was found to have elevated levels of mercury and cadmium and seriously elevated levels of lead.  She considered the need to eliminate these metals for 3 months but was concerned if it might cause some problems for her kidneys.   But waiting didn’t help; she had a major heart attack and within a week, so very sadly, passed away.

So what can we do?  First, it is a good idea to improve your health and particularly the function of your gut to better facilitate detoxification.  You may need to add some healthy fats and antioxidants and other nutrients.  Decreasing food allergens would be a great help along with digestive enzymes and the addition of friendly bacteria.  You will do yourself a great service to support your liver’s capacity to detoxify as well.  B complex vitamins, along with broccoli and other greens as well as the herb, milk thistle, will be excellent support for this most important organ for detoxification.   

Second, find a practitioner to give you a heavy metal challenge test.   A hair analysis might work, but low levels in the hair are not necessarily an accurate representation of total body load.  

So, find a practitioner to do a challenge test using any one of several chelators like DMPS, DMSA or EDTA.  Chelators are substances that bind heavy metals.  They are used in the process of chelation which is simply the process of removing toxic/heavy metals from the body by chelating agents which have a naturally strong affinity for heavy metals.   EDTA is now available as a convenient suppository or as a liposomal oral agent and is an excellent binder of these toxic metals.   And remember, blood testing for heavy metals as generally done, is a waste of money.

Third, begin clearing out your heavy metals.  The “heavy hitters” of chelation are generally considered to be EDTA, DMPS, DMSA and these are good chelators, but if these are used you will need to do so through your health care practitioner.  But if you do not have access to a practitioner using any of these, there is no need to despair.  There are lots of great foods and supplements that will act as excellent binders of noxious metals.   Here are some safe and effective modalities.  It may take a little longer in some cases, but they will cleanse your body.  If you want to really get to work on these toxic metals, I think the best recommendation is to use Liposomal oral EDTA .  It is much less expensive than doing IV chelation.  It is slightly less potent but for the difference in the price and ease of use, it is my recommendation.

Great food choices include Garlic, Cilantro, and Chlorella.  Garlic is loaded with sulfur and selenium,   both of which are great binders of metals.   Not much more than a teaspoon each day of cilantro will work exceptionally well.  Otherwise use these kitchen herbs at every available opportunity.   Chlorella is an algae and has natural properties that absorb metals.  

For supplement choices you can start with NDF (from the BioRay Company).  To generalize NDF, it is cilantro and chlorella “on steroids”.  Metal Free (by Bodyhealth) is similar, it does have more in its ingredient list but is also more expensive.  Both are superior products in their ability to purge the body of toxic metals.  

But don’t forget common “ordinary” vitamin C.  This vitamin is a precursor to glutathione, the most important intracellular antioxidant.   Actually, my choice for both of these nutrients is lyposomal vitamin C and lyposomal glutathione.  These nutrients are surrounded by phosphatidylcholine, the substance that is the structural material in every cell wall.  As a result, these nutrients are nearly 100% absorbed and will effectively improve cell function while eliminating heavy metals.  Some consider these lypospheric, oral forms to be as effective as the intravenous route.

Here are some nutrients that you can pick up at most any health food store:

  • NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine).   Cysteine is a sulfur containing amino acid and in itself is a great detoxifier but additionally, it is a necessary precursor to glutathione.
  • Modified Citrus Pectin is made from pith and rinds of citrus fruits.  Its molecular structure enables it to attract positively charged heavy metals and other toxins as well.  
  • Alginates, generally in the form of sodium alginate, from seaweed or brown algae, have a long history of use as a metal detoxifier including its use after the Chernobyl disaster.  It is especially effective in removing metals from the gut.
  • MSM (Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane) has the sulfur molecule in the middle of it and as such effectively pulls out our toxic metals.

Here are a few other tips “to get the lead out”:

  • Sauna therapy will not only induce the excretion of metals through sweat but also toxic chemicals as well.  The most effective sauna to do this is an infrared sauna. 
  • Test your water for toxic metals or even excess number of metals like copper or iron which in excess is not safe.  The alternative is to get a good water filter.  An inexpensive but effective one is a carbon block filter that removes lead, chlorine and other toxic compounds.
  • It may be questionable as to how much consumed fish will contribute to the body level of mercury.   Fish is loaded with selenium which effectively binds mercury.  But it will be safest to use only wild Alaskan Salmon and other fish known to be low in, or free of mercury.  Avoid all the large ocean fish like swordfish, tuna, tilefish, etc.
  • While detoxifying be sure to use plenty of water to facilitate their removal.
  • Some of the most potent metal chelators like DMPS, DMSA and EDTA will likely not cross the blood-brain barrier.  Most of the other nutrients will.  So if you use EDTA, for instance, and you have effectively removed heavy metals from your body, you may still need to remove them from the brain and nervous system.  At this point you can use NDF or add Alpha Lipoic Acid.  These will effectively cross the blood-brain barrier.  I prefer this method personally even when symptoms suggest the brain is clearly in need of detoxification.

You should take note of two other points.  First, if you are toxic or have chronic illness already, be very cautious about the removal of these toxic metals.  You would be well advised to consult with a health care practitioner, who is well experienced in the removal of heavy metals.  Otherwise, go slow.  

Second, if you have silver-mercury fillings in your mouth, consult with a good biological dentist to have them removed.  I would strongly recommend against using just any dentist; look for one if you can, that belongs to the American Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (  It will be worth it as they need to be removed correctly.  And once again, if you are sick, toxic or have a chronic illness you probably need to improve your health first, prior to getting your amalgams removed.

If you want to achieve good health, take these steps to rid your body of these toxic, health destroying metals.  You will be very glad you did and perhaps some of your loved ones will as well. 

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  2. Environ Health Perspective – 2007 June; 115(6): 871-5
  3. University of Rochester Medical Center. “Study Links Lead Exposure To Brain Cancer In Adults.” ScienceDaily 29 August 2006. 9 February 2011 /releases/2006/08/060828211626.htm.
  4. “Mercury Tainted Fish Found Widely in U.S. Streams” Reuters. March 2010
  5. “Environmental Chemicals and Autoimmune Disease: Cause and Effect”, Toxicology, (2002) December, 181-182:65-70 
  6. “Accumulated evidence on fish consumption and coronary heart disease mortality: a meta-analysis of cohort studies”, Circulation (2004) June 8; 109(22):2705-11
  7. Methylmercury Exposure and Adverse Cardiovascular Effects in Faroese Whaling Men” Environmental Health Perspectives (2009) 117(3) 367-372

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Depression? – There is Reason to be Hopeful

Depression? - There is Reason to be Hopeful

Depression?  There is Reason to be Hopeful

Arkansas Nutrition and Natural Healing

Dr. Roger Trubey, Dr.PH, MPH, and Doctor of Integrative Medicine 362 Unger Trail, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

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Anyone who has suffered with chronic depression knows all too well how terribly painful an experience it is.  A few find answers, most don’t.  Those who don’t, understand the maxim, “the death of hope leads to the hope for death.”

But is there any reason to be very hopeful?  

For more than 3 ½ decades, with the approval of Prozac, chronic depression has unquestionably been linked to inadequate levels of neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine etc.), due to damaged neuron bundles in the brain that regulate and prevent depression.  But unfortunately, there are over 1100 known neurotoxins, whose damage to these neurons is cumulative over a lifetime.  

Perhaps this is why standard drug therapy for depression, including reuptake inhibitors like Prozac™, Zoloft™, etc. is not found in seniors to be any more effective than a placebo.  But hardly any more impressive is that several studies of adults have revealed a startling fact.  Reuptake inhibitors as a class of drugs provided relief of depression not much better than a placebo.  The Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that the benefit of antidepressant medication compared to a placebo, in mild to moderate depression, may be on average, minimal to nonexistent.  Newsweek magazine concluded that scientists are beginning to see these drugs as expensive Tic Tacs.

Here is the painful truth:

Doctors write more than 250 million prescriptions for SSRIs like Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil every year.
When researchers looked at 38 clinical trials covering 3,000 depressed patients on these drugs, they found that 75% of mood improvement came from the drugs’ placebo effect. ( Kirsch I. “Antidepressants and the placebo effect.” Z Psychol. 2014; 222(3): 128–134.)

In a systematic review published in Molecular Psychiatry July 20, 2022:4

“The serotonin hypothesis of depression is still influential. We aimed to synthesize and evaluate evidence on whether depression is associated with lowered serotonin concentration or activity in a systematic umbrella review of the principal relevant areas of research …

17 studies were included: 12 systematic reviews and meta-analyses, 1 collaborative meta-analysis, 1 meta-analysis of large cohort studies, 1 systematic review and narrative synthesis, 1 genetic association study and 1 umbrella review …

Two meta-analyses of overlapping studies examining the serotonin metabolite, 5-HIAA, showed no association with depression … One meta-analysis of cohort studies of plasma serotonin showed no relationship with depression Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, professor of Critical and Social Psychiatry at University College London

 Dr. Moncrieff is the lead author of the serotonin paper. ‘This idea that they work by targeting the underlying biological mechanisms that produce the symptoms of mental disorders is actually not supported by evidence for any type of mental disorder, whether that’s depression or schizophrenia or whatever,’ she told Newsweek.

Instead, she argues, the drugs change ‘normal brain states’ and ‘normal mental states and processes’ in ways not that much different than recreational drugs like alcohol.”  The paper’s co-authors … call for a fundamental reassessment of how mental illness is treated. ‘We have a mistaken view of what psychiatric drugs are doing,’

Dr. Moncrieff concludes, “I think we can safely say that after a vast amount of research conducted over several decades, there is no convincing evidence that depression is caused by serotonin abnormalities, particularly by lower levels or reduced activity of serotonin” 

So, if we are to be hopeful at all, it will not come from drugs which never increase the number of neurotransmitters, but from a more comprehensive understanding of what is actually taking place in the brain of those having to suffer the effects of this illness.

It is now well known that for nearly all doctors practicing functional medicine the underlying cause of depression is inflammation.  And this is also true for anxiety, brain fog, and all the more serious cognitive disorders, including dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease among the more common disorders.

The brain is having to cope with a variety of very pro-inflammatory compounds – IL6, TH17, IL1, and individuals with depression are loaded with these and other pro-inflammatory cytokines, including TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-8, IL-18 and CRP.  When these are running wild in the brain, damaging brain cells, it is not possible to be cognitively well.  


When these damaging cytokines interfere with neurotransmitter synthesis and metabolism and interrupt neuroendocrine function, the problem is not the neurotransmitters but the inflammation that disrupts their proper function, which is likely why the standard antidepressant drugs have such little benefit.


So, the hope in depression is to discover the source of the inflammation.  There are a number of culprits that would be considered underlying factors leading to depression.  Here are a number of them, but not necessarily all of them that should be considered.

  • Hypothyroid disease
  • Oral contraceptives and hormone dysfunction 
  • Blood sugar dysregulation and obesity
  • DNA/Genetic mutations
  • Chronic infections
  • A damaged and leaky gut
  • Emotional trauma
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Sleep deprivation and sedentary lifestyle 
  • Environmental factors, including – indoor mold exposure, toxic chemicals, EMF sensitivity, toxic metals
  • Multiple nutrient deficiencies from the Standard American Diet (SAD diet)

On that last bullet point Functional Psychiatrist, Dr. Jame Greenblatt has this to say:

Over the last decade, scientific research has clearly established a relationship between malnutrition and brain function across every major psychiatric illness, from depression, ADHD, and schizophrenia, to eating disorders, anxiety, and dementia. Evidence confirms clear associations between nutritional imbalances in the body, and the prevalence and severity of mental illness and symptoms. Traditional psychiatry treatment for mental illness, however, fails to recognize and address nutritional imbalances as factors in mental illness.


Of course, there is likely a number of others that could be added to the list above, but the important need is to discover the primary factors and then to correct them. In working with patients, I go into the above in more detail as we unravel the ones most likely affecting the patient I am seeing. 

And there are usually one or more assessments that I find helpful to give me a much clearer indication of the factors that are provoking inflammation in those who are dealing with this very troubling illness. These objective measurements provide valid, scientific reasons for inflammation and cognitive dysfunction that have been woefully neglected in past approaches. By recognizing and treating each person’s unique internal imbalances and biochemistry, outcomes can be dramatically improved.

 If you would like to discover the specific areas of concern that are the root drivers of your inflammation, give me a call and make an appointment so we, together, can find the path of healing that you seek so that you can really enjoy life again.

There is hope for depression; it does not have to be a lifetime of agony. 


“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jer. 29:11



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VedaPulse – Discovering Organ and Systems Health by Analyzing your Beating Heart

 Heart Rate Variability and Pulse Analysis -A Marriage of Eastern and Western Medicine

Arkansas Nutrition and Natural Healing

Dr. Roger Trubey, Dr.PH, MPH, and Doctor of Integrative Medicine 362 Unger Trail, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

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Heart Rate Variability, HRV, is the variation in the time interval between one heartbeat and the next.  People will say their heart rate is 75 or 64 or 82 beats per minute.  But in fact there is, or at least should be some variation in the rhythm of the beating heart, so that when you inhale, your heart rate actually speeds up and when you exhale it slows down.  You are likely not able to sense or feel the difference but it does take place.

While one would think that a steady, unvarying heart rhythm would be something we would want to have, it is just not the case.  The heart continually oscillates between acceleration and deceleration in a tug-of-war within the autonomic nervous system, controlled by two “pacemakers” in the heart that creates the heart’s rhythms. So there should be no fixed heart rate.  In fact, it has been repeatedly shown that the more rigid and unchanging the heart rate, the more stress of some type is in our system and one is at greater risk for health problems of any type.



What Causes the Variableness of our Heart Rate?

Our thoughts, emotions, and experiences of the external world are tightly connected to the functioning of our nervous system, heart rhythm and breathing.  When in a stressful moment our heart speeds up.  When our body is under the stress of an infection it will again be at a faster rate but not necessarily have a better variability and more often than not it will have less variability.   Think of what your heart was doing on your first date, prom night, at your wedding or when going into a meeting with the IRS.  It was naturally responding to a stress.  A healthy heart responds to the demands of the organism; it doesn’t follow preordained intervals and the more flexible we are, the more capable we are of dealing with life’s inevitable stressors and the better our HRV.  This flexibility, or lack of it, is tightly correlated to our autonomic nervous system which is in turn reflected in our heart rhythm and then visualized with the test.

The Autonomic Nervous System



The autonomic nervous system is the “automatic” nervous system: that part of the nervous system that is not under conscious control. It controls the organs and systems of the body that are rhythmic, regular and automatic such as breathing, digestion, infection fighting and heart rate. There are two branches of the autonomic nervous system: sympathetic and parasympathetic. These two branches work to keep the organs they control in perfect balance.






The Sympathetic Nervous System is that part of the ANS that produces our “fight or flight” response.  In a word it is responsible for our survival.  In so doing it shuts down digestion and funnels blood and energy to our large muscles to prepare us for attack or escape – i.e. survival and self-preservation.    Chronic over-stimulation of our sympathetic nervous system will eventually lead to multiple health problems and low variability of the heart rate.

The Parasympathetic Nervous System is often referred to as the “rest and digest” part of the ANS.  This part of the ANS decreases the heart rate, improves digestive function and generally allows for repair of our tissues and organs.  When the sympathetic system dominates, repair is difficult and our organs and systems go into disrepair at a much faster rate.

Thus we can see that a greater variability (or good HRV) correlates with better health, a healthy autonomic nervous system, an inherent self-regulatory capacity, along with adaptability and resilience.   And in particular we have a healthy balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.  A decreased HRV is an early, accurate indicator that the autonomic nervous system is out of balance. The lower the HRV (the lower the variability), the greater the imbalance in autonomic control and the greater the likelihood of poor health, both now and in the future.  Therein lays the beauty of HRV:  It offers a glimpse into the autonomic system, an aspect of our physiology normally shrouded in mystery.

And yes, it is possible to have too much variability or an excessively high HRV.  That is really instability and we would call that arrhythmia, which is chaotic and very detrimental to normal physiological functioning and energy utilization.

Scientifically Based

HRV was first used clinically in 1965 when researchers concluded that fetal distress was accompanied by changes in beat to beat variation in the fetal heart, well before they could see detectable changes in the heart rate.  The scientific data base is rather voluminous at this point with nearly 12,000 scientific articles published in the English language alone.  Even the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded many studies on HRV in evaluating it as a biomarker for evaluating health and one’s disease potential.

Even the American Heart Association in a study they published in 2000 found that decreased heart rate variability was associated with a higher risk of death in patients with heart disease and in the elderly and an increased risk of coronary heart disease in the general population.  But other studies have shown that the risk is not limited to just the heart.  There is increased risk for a number of other disease states just as our ANS affects every system and organ of the body. But the opposite is also true among the elderly; a high HRV is strongly associated with “healthy longevity”.

What Causes a Decreased HRV?

Not-so-optimal heart rate variability may due to multiple factors.  It can be from general factors like age, gender or weight, but it can also be from stress at home or work environments or disease states.  Even for some, environmental factors, like mold exposure, the weather, Wi-Fi, or electromagnetic storms can play an unsuspecting role.  And one does not have to be stuck with a lousy HRV; it can be changed.


Besides changing or adapting better to those environmental and stress factors, improvement can also come from treating those disease conditions along with using biofeedback, meditation, learning proper breathing and just learning to relax.


More than just HRV

It is important to fully understand that while HRV is a wonderfully valuable tool in and of itself, the VedaPulse is more than just HRV.  The developer, Dr. Oleg V. Sorokin along with his team, took the HRV one step further and married the device to the ancient science of Pulse Analysis.  Pulse analysis has been a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the Ayurvedic system of medicine, from India, for hundreds of years.


Pulse Analysis is performed by a well-trained TCM doctor or doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine.   His or her fingers are placed on the wrist(s) of the patient where they feel for the subtle signals from the patient’s pulse.  From pulse analysis, an experienced doctor can determine not only whether the patient is well or ill, but also determine the patient’s relative health situation from the perfectly-good-health to critically-ill-health spectrum, as well as the part(s) of the body and the bodily organ(s) that may be experiencing abnormalities. This is the reason that the first thing that doctors of these traditions do in examining a patient is to perform a pulse analysis.  It is likely that the first analysis developed by humans was Pulse Analysis.


In the Eastern approach to health assessment, unlike Western Medicine, there is no diagnosis made.  The individual’s constitutional type is assessed and then the underlying syndrome, connected to the distress in specific systems or organs is determined.  The VedaPulse assessment is able to define the constitutional type and from that it further determines the organs that are weak and need of support as well as organs that are mildly to highly stressed.  From that determination, specific recommendations for herbs and essential oils are made, along with specific foods to use and foods to avoid.


To make this possible, Dr. Sorokin and his team found a way to described complex concepts of pulse analysis in mathematical language.  In so doing, the VedaPulse can estimate the energy level of the 12 systems below. Red color will indicate tension (excess stress in the organ), those organs in yellow will indicate debilitation of energy (syndrome of weakness); orange colored organs reveal light tension.   Light green in the organs suggest slight debilitation and green color indicates a normal functioning organ.  The 12 organs/systems evaluated by the VedaPulse include:


With few exceptions the VedaPulse is performed on every new patient that I see and provides some extremely valuable insights on where the stresses are in the system and where we find weakness as well.


The 12 organs Evaluated by

The VedaPulse:

  1. Lungs
  2. Colon
  3. Stomach
  4. Spleen
  5. Heart
  6. Small intestine
  7. Urinary bladder
  8. Kidney
  9. Pericardium
  10. Triple heater
  11. Gall bladder
  12. Liver


In this example #3, the stomach is highly stressed while #4, the spleen and #10, the Triple Heater (endocrine organs) are very weak


We also will see a measure of the level of health, the level of our stress and our ability to adapt to the stressors in our life.  But we also like to know how fast we are aging in dealing with our life stresses.  The VedaPulse provides this information to us as well.


Metatron Assesment and THERAPY

Metatron Assesment and THERAPY
Metatron Assesment and THERAPY

Arkansas Nutrition and Natural Healing

Dr. Roger Trubey, Dr.PH, MPH, and Doctor of Integrative Medicine 362 Unger Trail, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

Call 501-538-4944

A Brief Introduction

A Rapid Assessment of the Body’s Organ/Gland,
 Tissue and Interference Fields for a Rapid
Return to Optimal Health Status


What if there was a way your body could quickly repair a damaged organ or rejuvenate itself at an accelerated rate?  What if you could regain peak mental and physical performance in spite of having been chronically ill and fatigued for years?  Today many physicians and practitioners of the healing arts believe the secret of regeneration and healing lies not with costly medical drugs or expensive medical treatments but by tapping into and feeding the healing energy found in every person.

More than ever, it is now possible to release the body’s inherently powerful, biological healing energy that is capable of rapid renewal and regeneration in our bodies.   The Metatron is a powerful tool that we use to define and eliminate stressors that have deactivated the body’s own potent, internal healing systems for rejuvenation, endurance, vitality and longevity.  Modern medical therapies frequently underestimate the body’s magnificent internal intelligence and often end up blocking its capabilities for self-healing and repair.

Often the reason for this is that medical practice and medical research today is essentially focused on biochemistry and pharmaceutical drugs that affect our biochemistry, while the “physics” of the disease is mostly ignored.  It is not that we should ignore biochemistry; just recognize its limitations and its actual subservience to the physics of the cell.

Science, but especially medicine, has
essentially restricted itself to facts that can be counted, measured or weighed via standard, acceptable ways.  This is useful and needs to be done but cellular physics teaches us that healing takes place on an energetic and informational plane that enables the material or biochemical change.

In the 1920s the Russian born engineer, George Lakhovsky, postulated that the “twisted filaments” in the cells, which we now know as DNA, are in fact miniature, oscillating circuits.  He observed that all living beings are uniquely characterized by the frequencies of radiation they emit.  Further, he found that our cells could either receive or transmit specific frequencies.  Recently, the work of noted German biophysicist, Dr. Fritz Albert Popp, found that each of our cells has a very unique crystal-like membrane structure that will resonate to different light energies or frequencies. This semi-crystalline outer membrane structure of our cells means that every one of our trillion plus cells has an ideal resonant frequency (like the crystal glass that rings it own special note when stuck) producing a biofield that is unique to the different organ systems of each person’s body and enables the Metatron to precisely identify the hierarchy of what is taking place in your body.  So it should be understood then, that a healthy cell radiates coherent light, while an unhealthy cell radiates chaotic light frequencies and is a carrier of the identity of the problems affecting that cell.
The Metatron and its software is a sophisticated biofeedback instrument that quickly unveils the core issues in organ and gland deficiency, unresponsiveness of the immune system and toxic contaminates that distort and disturb our biofield.  When this biofield becomes disturbed, the ability of our cells to communicate is compromised and disease is inevitable.

Think about this for a moment.  From the point of view of physics all disease is caused by pathological frequencies in our body coupled with inadequate nutritional biophotons (light energy) necessary to give order to the chaotic patterns found in disease.  Keep in mind that every inoculation, perfume, hand lotion, food – in fact every breath we take, will change our frequency spectrum, for better or worse.  If worse, they are toxins that emit light-scrambling frequencies, producing disorder within the DNA signaling system as well as generating oxidative stress, thus consuming precious antioxidants.

According to Dr. Popp, individuals with serious illness lack biophotons and are chaotic emission producers.  Thus the foods and supplements we eat will either enhance and intensify or deplete and confuse our biophotonic healing energies.  So not only do we do well to pay close attention to what we eat but everything we apply to our skin – it does become a part of us.  Just consider that the average individual is a carrier of 500 different chemicals, insecticides and heavy metals.  The result is that sickness is the manifestation of a pattern of disharmonic resonance from multiple sources that disrupt the body’s delicate but very complicated and intertwined communication network. (See Table 1)

Some time ago Biologist, Enza Ciccob stated:  “Everyday we measure the frequencies, the oscillations that enliven living organisms.  Every atom, every molecule, every substance has its own oscillation that corresponds to that of a sound or color.  These sounds, colors and vibrations together determine the harmony of health or the disharmony of an illness.”  The disharmonious frequencies of the toxic metals, cadmium, mercury, lead, beryllium and antimony are suggested to be involved in at least 50% of the deaths and much of the disabling diseases in the US. (Schroeder, The Poisons Around Us, Keats)


We use the Metatron for two reasons.  The first is to determine what support the body and its specific organs and tissues wants and needs for its own healing, repair and rejuvenating purposes.  And secondly, we want to determine what is interfering with that process.  In other words we want to know if any toxins, chronic infections or interference fields exist and what specifically the body requires to help release them as a blocking agent or interference field.

The Metatron makes use of the very sophisticated biofeedback communication system of our body and provides an accurate tool for assessing the individualized pattern of functional disorders, thereby helping the practitioner identify and eliminate the hidden inducers and promoters of illness.

If a tissue or organ is healthy, the level of noise or incoherence in the system is close to zero.  On the computer screen this shows up in a very close relationship between the input signal and the output signal.  However if that organ is not healthy, a serious gap will be observed between these same signals.  This is called signal dissociation and the greater the dissociation, the greater the level of noise or incoherence in the tissue and the greater the likely dysfunction of that organ.

But when the correct living nutrition, enhanced with bio photons, is applied to the bio field of the body or when the appropriate frequencies of Meta-therapy from the Metatron are supplied, the body uses this support to move the functional status of the organs to an optimal and healthy state.
The effect here is similar to one note on a piano played in harmonic resonance with another note – good music results.  Likewise, the kidney (or any organ/tissue) has a specific frequency.  When herbal or nutrient frequencies match it correctly or when a frequency from the Metatron matches it, resonance takes place.  If resonance does not take place then there will be a compromise in its supportive capacity.  Thus a good or successful remedy or therapy is one in which the modality goes into resonance with your own oscillations – either enhancing the healthy ones or diminishing the pathological ones.

In reality, the reason an herb like milk thistle is helpful for the liver is not because its nutrient supplies match those of the liver, but because its own frequencies or resonance, match those of the liver.  And we use it for the liver because it matches those of the liver better than the kidney or stomach or really any other organ.  But consider that if that same milk thistle is contaminated with pesticides or other chemicals – its resonance is now off and only partially matches the liver.

Please realize then, that two foods that look similar or two herbal/nutritional supplements that have similar ingredients may have an entirely different resonance pattern and not have the same effect at all on an individual.    Remember physics trumps chemistry because it drives the biochemistry of the body and here in a practical way is a good example.  Studies by Dr. Fritz Popp and Bernard Ruth, found that photon counts (those life-giving emissions from the sun) from tomatoes, showed decreasing photon emission the longer they were stored.  In addition, photons given off by eggs from captive hens were lower than from eggs obtained from free-range chickens.  And vegetables contaminated with heavy metals also showed a decreased photon emission compared to those not contaminated.
You can see why then that Dr. Paul Yanick writes:  “Biochemistry alone does not hold all the answers to piecing together the puzzle of chronic and multifaceted illness.  The cells that compose our organ structures are nourished not only by oxygen, glucose and other nutrients but also by streams of energy containing specific resonant frequencies that cause enzymes to function and give life to the organism.”  The troubling fact is that the more adulterated our food and supplements, the greater the effect on the resonant frequency of the cells and the less able to adequately nourish the body and make it “sing”.

Toxins are commonly thought to act by slowly but relentlessly sedating an organ or tissue, apparently by producing chaotic frequencies.  This “background noise” impairs normal cell coherence.  And when cell coherence is impaired, light energy or biophotons from the DNA, necessary for cellular communication and healing is significantly compromised.  This results in an ever-escalating demand for more nutrition, but unfortunately, an ever-diminishing, beneficial return for the nutrients provided.

Try to understand how it might affect us this way.  Imagine your body when healthy as an orchestra performing a beautiful symphony.  We could think of the liver as, say, the violins; or the intestine we might call the percussion.  The lungs could be the wind instruments; perhaps the brain is the conductor and the heart and kidneys some other instrument.  So you have the picture.  When all our instruments are playing correctly and cooperatively, beautiful music (or good health) takes place. But if the bass section or the strings are missing notes or playing wrong notes, we don’t hear quality music.  In the same way, when the large intestine or the stomach or any organ is upset or dysfunctional, we hear dissonance in this body orchestra.  This dissonance is somewhere between lessened health to disease. Either way the “conductor” is not as happy as he’d like to be.

Now try to imagine the New York
Philharmonic performing a masterful performance, but while doing so, some child is playing “chopsticks” on the stage piano.  This would be our equivalent of an interference field or toxin.  And for most of us the body orchestra keeps playing but we don’t enjoy the music (our health).

What coordinates our body orchestra and indeed all our body processes, are biophotons.  But when the connective tissues and vital organs lack adequate water or get loaded with toxins, especially in the face of nutrient deprivation, adequate availability and proper flow of photon emission is impaired.  This results in incorrect information transmission and effects the immune, endocrine, circulatory and in reality every system of the body, promoting dysfunction and disease.

So in reality we are human photocells and our ultimate nutrient is sunlight.  This is where the stored light energy in food becomes absolutely critical.  Naturally grown, organic fresh vegetables and fruits ripened on the tree and vine by the sun are super-saturated in light energy.  Through the miracle of photosynthesis, the sun’s light frequencies or photons are bio-transformed and stored in green plants, trees, grasses and medicinal herbs.  When consumed they release nutrients and multiple light (bio-photon) frequencies into our bodies.  The stored sun energy, or photons, in these types of foods, finds their way into your body cells and ultimately into the DNA. And like miniature tuning forks they give order and coordination to all body processes.

It becomes rather obvious then, that the quality of food is a critical factor in determining our health… the more photon–rich a food, the better its quality.  Most Americans today consume food almost devoid of this healing, light energy.  This is perhaps why Nobel Prize Laureate, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi once said, “We live by a small trickle of light energy from the sun.”

Not surprisingly then, the greater your store
of light energy from these foods and nutrients, the better overall biofield exists and consequently the more energy is available for healing and health maintenance.  This manifests itself as a feeling of vitality and well-being.  But as noted earlier, even when consuming very high quality food, the more we apply cooking, microwaving or irradiation to the food, the less photons they are able to provide to our bodies.

Scientific discovery has determined that the vast majority of nutritional supplements available today do not contain photon energy.  Most are synthetically derived nutrients and in nearly every case contain stress-inducing toxins found as excipients and fillers in the capsules or tablets.  Synthetic supplements may have the chemistry correct but not the physics.  They may seem to do the job in the “short run” and even induce energy improvement.  But over time Dr. Popp has determined that they will actually deplete our own quantum (light) energy and result in DNA deterioration and body ageing. This makes sense, since they are not adding to the store of light energy, but must make use of the ones we have to accomplish their job.

When you use these highly resonant foods and nutriceutical agents they are able to empower the awesome healing power of your body – allowing it to become the self-healing, self-regenerating system it was originally designed to be.

When you are given a Metatron evaluation, we are really assessing the functional aspects of energy and information in your biofield – which can change more rapidly than the material, such as damaged tissue.  The result is that the body’s specific needs in the healing process will change and re-evaluation will be necessary to keep up with the changing demands of the body.  And do keep in mind that because of the unique factors involved in the causation of ill health, different individuals with the same or similar symptoms may have dissimilar initiators of their problems and require very different biological, nutritional and resonate support.

Traditional medicine and much of alternative medicine and nutrition uses clinical trials and epidemiological data to determine drug or nutrient recommendations.  This has its place for general recommendations, but when it comes to specific individuals we are all too well aware that 100,000 individuals die each year from appropriately prescribed drugs.  And many have found their nutritional supplements that helped their friend, of little help to them…how much better to be very specific about what each individual body wants and needs with the help of the Metatron.

Because each person is unique and has his or her own particular imbalances, it becomes impossible to have a single clinical protocol that effectively addresses the unique needs of all patients.  And many of the general recommendations given are far too simplistic, very often failing to address the toxic load and the troubling interference fields of the individual.  Instead, the Metatron uses a unique, multi-leveled assessment technique that unmasks the core issues in organ/gland deficiency and immune system unresponsiveness.  It provides proven, therapeutic answers that facilitates the body’s complete healing at the root cause of the illness, including the energy patterns of xenobiotics, xenoestrogens, mycotoxins, toxic chemicals and heavy metals.

The Metatron captures the bioelectric activity of the brain neurocytes and then amplifies and decodes those signals to retrieve the information they provide.  This information is displayed on the computer screen over a virtual model of the organ or tissue being evaluated.

This display is highly valuable in that it presents the organ’s health in a color-coded format, varying from light yellow (healthier) through orange to red and purple and almost black, where organ stress is maximal and the health of the organ is highly suspect

The software of the Metatron is programmed with a considerable amount of information on highly stressful disturbances affecting your body, disturbance that some would call pathologic.  When these disturbances are matched against the oscillations from the organs and cells of the individual being tested, a wealth of information is available that can suggest what those unhealthy disturbances might cause if not corrected.

When tissues and cells produce chaotic frequencies, you can be sure that the biochemistry of the organs involved will be impaired.  So, at the most fundamental level, healing must restore coherence to the body’s resonant frequencies.  If this does not take place, health improvement is minimal at best or does not occur at all.

All individuals harbor toxins of all types, some in very excessive amounts, including, viruses, fungi, toxic metals, chemicals and parasites.  When a corrective program is put in place, the body is focused to begin the process of unburdening itself from these stressors that prevent optimal health.   Your body always wants to heal and in principle your body can heal anything.  But guided support from the Metatron, along with a proper food and supplement selection, adequate rest and appropriate exercise, can be a major step toward a healthier you.

But here it is very important to understand that the Metatron itself does not heal anything.  However, it does nurture your body toward its own innate self-healing capacity.  So when the Meta-therapy is used, specific frequencies are added to help the body speed up the process, but it is still your own body that produces any healing effect. As your body becomes focused on the problem stressors, it will effect their excretion out of the body.  But usually our health issues are in energetic layers that require additional promptings of the Meta-therapy on a subsequent visit.

All the information about the state of your body is delivered to the brain. We are using special trigger sensors which are shaped as headphones in order to connect to it (which are tuned to the same frequency).  Furthermore, we use special software in order to obtain the data, to decode it and to display on the screen in the form of three-dimensional
models of organs, tissues and cells. We use a special marker system to highlight their actual conditions -normal or abnormal (in total we have 6 evaluation criteria).

This method of assessment is reliable, reproducible, clinically effective and scientifically valid, as it is based on the scientific principles of known facts of human physiology, quantum cellular physics and human bio resonance.  Enjoy your visit and prepare to be amazed…


Table 1

Whole Body Toxic Bioaccumulation

Dioxin (OCDD)
Dioxin (HxCDD)
% Observed
Examples of Sources
Disposable cups, paper plates, carpet
Gasoline, KY jelly, solvent-extracted
bleached paper- toilet paper, paper
products, auto exhaust, herbicides, fish
Herbicides in food, wood treatments

Studies from National Human Adipose Tissue Survey – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-1986

Metatron Assesment and THERAPY

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Yanick, P., The Quantum Naturopath: Activating Quantum Healing with New Flexoelectric Technology, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, February/March 2003, p154


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Welcome to my website and thank you for your visit.  I hope you will find what you are searching for.
As a Naturopathic Doctor and Clinical Nutritionist, I lived and practiced in beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas for 36 years. It has been a privilege to have developed a wonderful relationship with so many enthusiastic patients over the years And now what a great joy it is for me to be here with new challenges as I look forward to seeing and being a part of improving the health of many new patients here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I am happy and delighted to be a part of the Texas culture and independent lifestyle. I have a comfortable home office and am located just off of Debbie Lane/1187 about half way between 35W and Mansfield.
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Natural Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Traditional Naturopathy

You are invited to the Nutrition and Natural Healing Center where I employ traditional Naturopathic healing techniques including a broad range of holistic-minded health care, preventive care, nutrition, diet therapy, Natural Medicine, Metatron assessment and therapy, nutritional therapy, vitamin therapy, herbal and homeopathic medicine.

My Philosophy of Healing

My philosophy of healing and Holistic Health focuses on all facets of human functioning, by which we take responsibility for maintaining our well-being.

I believe in the God-given power of our bodies to heal. I want to help provide you the road map so that your body has all the tools and necessary components to heal itself from the inside out. Your body does all the healing. I don’t treat any disease, your body does that. I will help you support your body in what it is already trying to do.

Restoring the body’s innate ability to create wellness

When toxic metals, hidden infections, food allergies, or scars are wrecking your health… you can’t just eat well, or take a multi-vitamin and expect that to do the trick! Even the BEST nutrition in the world won’t work if there are hidden stressors wreaking havoc on your body.

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The Nutrition and Natural Healing Center is located in my comfortable home office in Burleson, TX. I am located just off of Debbie Lane/1187 about half way between 35W and Mansfield, but I do see patients from all over the DFW area and Arkansas.

Conditions Routinely Helped

Some of the conditions I see routinely and help individuals successfully improve include: Acid reflux, ADD, ADHD, fatigue, allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, blood pressure, candida yeast, chronic pain, constipation, depression, diabetes, diarrhea, digestive problems, fibromyalgia, food sensitivities, headaches, heartburn, cholesterol, hot flashes, IBS/IBD, infertility, menopause, migraines, and mood disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Hashimoto’s disease, parasite infections, herpes, chronic cough, upper respiratory infections, ear infections, weight loss, Epstein-Barr, mono, leaky gut syndrome, panic attacks, thyroid dysfunction, mold/mildew sensitivities, rash, dermatitis, eczema, food allergies, high blood pressure, dermatitis, mercury toxicity, mercury poisoning, detox, chronic fatigue, tired, low energy, psoriatic arthritis, acne and others.

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Initial Evaluation – What to Expect

Initial Evaluation - What to Expect


Initial Evaluation – What to Expect


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Dr. Roger Trubey, Dr.PH, MPH, and Doctor of Integrative Medicine 362 Unger Trail, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

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I often find that many new patients have never been to a Naturopathic Doctor previously.

Some have always used natural remedies that they learned from mom or dad or they just knew intuitively that it was the best place to start.  Others, having used a more traditional route with conventional doctors, came to see me because their chronic issue(s) was/were not being resolved.

I always start with a thorough history.

So I always ask “what is your primary health concern?”   Sometimes it is only one concern but often it can be three or four.   What is important to you is very important to me so I want to know as much about your problem(s) as you can provide.  I want to know how long you have had symptoms, how long ago you were given a diagnosis (if you were given one) and I want to know what makes the problem better or what makes it worse.  It is important for me to know if there was some event in your life that preceded the onset of symptoms.  Was there an illness, like a flu that preceded the onset of symptoms, or did it begin with a travel event, auto accident, or a major stress of some type.  These are clues that may be useful in determining the underlying cause(s).

The underlying cause or causes is far more important than having a diagnosis and most patients do recognize this.

Sometimes the event that started the problem was only a trigger for a deeper underlying cause – like a serious cold or flu that awakens a dormant, but more serious chronic infection.  Or an automobile accident that weakens the immune system and awakens a smoldering and chronic infection to a more significant level of activity.

We can take a pain reliever for a headache and while it may relieve the pain, aspirin or Tylenol deficiency is not the cause of the headache.  I want to know what that cause is.  Sometimes the underlying cause was not the precipitating cause and I need all this information to try to distinguish the two.

The problem most patients have with chronic disease today is that in conventional medicine, the underlying reasons for the disease is never really assessed.  Chronic viruses, the Lyme spirochete, mold toxins, food sensitivities, gluten, chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, damaged or leaky gut, parasites, adrenal and mitochondrial dysfunction and much more are, for the most part, ignored, or worse, scoffed at and ridiculed.  But today, all chronic diseases have one or more of these underlying factors and they must be uncovered if we are to get long-term relief of chronic illness.  The body always wants to heal but it is generally necessary to remove some blocking agents to allow the body to accomplish its goal.

I also want to know what you are eating and drinking during a typical day.

This will provide further clues so that I can give you the best possible advice to improve your health.

I will also ask about dental interventions.  I want to know if you have had any root canals, dental restorations and the materials used.  I will want to find out if your gums bleed or if you have periodontal disease.  What happens in your mouth has a great deal to do with the health of your body.   All of our teeth (or spaces where a tooth was) are on a specific acupuncture meridian and connected directly with specific organs of the body.   Any inflammation, dental material, or infection can have a potentially toxic influence in a tissue far away from that tooth.

You will be asked about supplements you take and any prescription drugs you are using. 

It is not unusual for some of the symptoms patients are complaining of to be the same as the side-effects of the drugs they are using.

And, as you could guess, I do want to know what stresses you may have in your life and how much of a stress these are, how long you have been dealing with them and if you are having trouble coping with them, when you expect any resolution, if at all.

I have all patients complete a detailed information questionnaire that will ask about many areas for which you may or may not have symptoms.   I will send this to you in advance so that you can complete it at your own pace prior to our appointment.

If you have had any lab work completed in the last year or two, I encourage you send it to me before this this first evaluation and I will review it with you. 

I often find key blood parameters that are missing or ones that were abnormal and the patient was never told that it was a potential problem.  Knowing this previous data is very helpful to me in evaluating any changes in a particular parameter over time that is in need of attention.

Much of our health is determined by our start in life.  Yes, our genetics will play a role and while we can’t change our genes, we can control how they are expressed and that is the epi-genetics.  Epi-genetic factors are those nutritional, environmental and even emotional factors that will determine if a gene is expressed on not.  So, having a gene variant for breast cancer does not mean that it has to be expressed.   There are generally several factors that are working to inhibit the expression of a gene and likewise others working to express a gene.  So eating a lousy diet, not getting any healthy sunlight, being a “couch potato” with lots of stress will encourage the expression of that gene.  But likewise a healthy diet with adequate nutrients needed for breast tissue with exercise and a happy outlook can go a long way to prevent the expression of that gene.

So with that in mind, our start in life is very important, so I ask if you were born vaginally or by C-section and if you were breast fed and, in addition, if you were given lots of antibiotics.  These are critical factors in determining the health of our intestinal tract.  You see, changes in our intestinal microbiome can have effects that not only last our lifetime but can be passed on to successive generations.  And a damaged gut is the foundation for the majority of our chronic degenerative diseases.

Finally, I will ask about flu vaccinations, if you have had them, breast augmentation for females, later history of antibiotic use and if you have had an exposure to mold at home or at a place of work.

After I have all this information, I may make recommended changes to your diet and to suggest changes to your nutritional supplements.  I may further suggest life-style changes to improve health outcomes and I will likely recommend specific tests that you should consider to give us a more complete picture of those underlying causes that are preventing you from having the level of health that you desire.   Before I do this I will often ask “Now what would you like for me to do for you?”   This gives me the assurance that I am focusing on exactly what you want to have done for you.  Most of the time patients will leave with a written and detailed plan to guide them in facilitating their health objectives.

Generally, the initial visit will take 1 1/2-2 hours. 

So please plan accordingly.  As a general rule, children can be a partial distraction and I encourage patients, if at all possible, to have this time free from their need for parental or grand-parental attention.

If you have any questions or concerns you need to discuss with me ahead of a potential visit, I am very happy to do so.  Just call me at 501-538-4944

Thank you for your interest in coming to see me, Dr. Roger Trubey


Cannabis and Cannabidiol Oil (CBD Oil)

Cannabis and Cannabidiol Oil (CBD Oil)

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Perhaps the most unique and amazing compound to impact one’s health

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Dr. Roger Trubey, Dr.PH, MPH, and Doctor of Integrative Medicine 362 Unger Trail, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

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Most everyone is familiar with Marijuana, as it has been in the news for decades, but most recently for the number of states that are allowing its use for medicinal purposes or even recreational use.  But really, there is nothing new about Cannabis.  It’s been around humankind, well almost forever.  But while we are familiar with the Cannabis plant as marijuana, we should also know that its lesser known sister, hemp, is also a cannabis plant.

Hemp and marijuana are just different varieties of Cannabis sativa. There are just some differences in their genetics, the way they are cultivated, the types of cannabidiols found in each and their legal status.  Currently there are 25 states where it is legal for patients to use “marijuana” for medical purposes. Pending federal legislation may open up opportunities for federally-funded medical research, including human clinical trials. This will further prove cannabis’ track-record when it comes to healing a number of disease conditions − including cancer.

Cannabidiol is the second most prevalent of cannabis’s active ingredients and may produce most of its effects at moderate and mid-range doses.  Cannabidiol becomes THC as the plant matures and the THC over time breaks down into cannabinol (CBN).

In Siberia, charred seeds have been found inside burial mounds dating back to 3000 BC.  The Chinese were using cannabis as medicine thousands of years ago.  And our first president, George Washington, grew hemp at his home on Mount Vernon.  Indeed for most of this country’s history, cannabis was legal, commonly available in tinctures and extracts.  In fact, in the 1930s the American pharmaceutical firms, Parke-Davis and Eli Lilly, were selling extracts of cannabis.

But when the news publisher, William Randolph Hurst began to publish some sensational stories about marijuana during that same decade, the dye was cast against its continued use.  But Hurst was not concerned about people’s health in the least.  You see hemp had extensive use then, and still does today, in the textile, paper and other fiber product industries. But Hurst had extensive financial interests in the lumber and paper industries and was clearly interested in eliminating any competition.  And so in 1942 Cannabis was removed from the U.S. pharmacopeia.

But during the intervening years extensive research on cannabis was being conducted in Israel.  And so in 1990 further scientific research had confirmed the presence of cannabinoid receptors in our cells – in all major organs, nerves and intestine.  And by 1992 it was further confirmed that the body has its own endocannabinoid system whereby we produce our own cannabinoids.  And since then it has been discovered that this system regulates a variety of biological processes, including pain, sleep, mood, appetite and inflammation.  In fact it is now understood to be the master controller for all body systems, regulating and fine-tuning each one to maintain homeostasis and health.

So let’s be clear.  We were created by God with a built-in system to have an overall regulating effect on multiple body systems.  This system is the Endocannabinoid System.  But we make cannabinoids ourselves to support this system and when we don’t make enough to properly regulate everything, we suffer from various ill effects including, pain, anxiety, depression and a variety of other ills described above.  By adding CBD oils to this system, we support our body in the same way we use nutrients and other herbs to support our health.

Now understand that Cannabis associated with marijuana contains the two primary cannabinoids, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol – about 40% of the plant’s extract).  THC has the psychoactive properties associated with “getting high” but also very helpful in modulating the pain of cancer and other diseases.  But hemp, legally produced today in the US, contains primarily CBD and has virtually zero psychoactive properties.  It particularly functions to modulate our neurochemistry, our immune system and multiple organs and systems.  In other words CBD is far more extensive and profound in its effects than THC.   In fact CBD has been found to:

  • Act as an anti-bacterial                               decrease seizure activity
  • Inhibit cancer cell growth                            decrease risk of artery blockage
  • Act to protect brain neurons                       decrease nausea and vomiting
  • Decrease blood sugar                                 suppress muscle spasms
  • Promote bone growth                                 decrease inflammation
  • Relieve pain and anxiety                              increase insulin sensitivity
  • Improves mitochondrial function

Its effects in the body, as you can see, are deep and wide.  Even the suckling reflex of a baby to receive milk from its mother stimulates part of the endocannabinoid system.  And if you would suspect that chocolate, in some way might have some special effect on this system, you would be correct.  But there is no drug that can treat this amazing body system.

Most people use CBD to reduce pain and anxiety, improve their mood, depression and sleep.  With sleep it seems to decrease excessive REM sleep (dream stage) and increase stage 4 (deep) sleep.  Thus, there is an improvement in the depth and duration of sleep.  The gut is calmed, nutrient absorption is improved and many report improvement with brain fog.  Some of these effects are perhaps due to its ability to assist in the correction, mobilization and elimination of toxins that affect our organs and systems.  While it does not detoxify itself, it greatly assists the body’s detoxification activity – even accomplishing this on a system level as well as at the cellular level.

The detoxification effect is greatly enhanced by its effect on the gut where it is thought that it improves the tight junctions (helping to eliminate a leaky gut) and by modulating the gut contractions, it improves constipation and slows down diarrhea.

The activity of CBD on the immune system is equally remarkable.  It has a modulating effect on the immune cells and actually has been found to decrease inflammatory cytokines and increase the anti-inflammatory substances.  In this respect it tempers autoimmune activity and promotes apoptosis (cell suicide) in the cancer cell.  But with cancer, their appears to be a synergistic effect when using CBD with THC as a few states are allowing.

Microbiologist Dr. Christine Sanchez of Compultense University in Madrid, Spain has been studying cannabinoids and cancer since the early 2000s. She was the first to discover the antitumor effects of cannabinoids.  In a video interview for the web-based cable channel Cannabis Planet, Dr. Sanchez and other researchers have confirmed that the most potent effects against tumor growth occur when THC and CBD are combined.  Cannabidiol, or CBD, has the ability to interfere with cellular communication in tumors as well as in its ability to instigate apoptosis, or cell suicide and affect genes involved in metastasis.  THC has also been shown to reduce tumor growth in similar ways.

Studies have also been conducted on the combined effect of CBD and THC on lung, prostate, colon, pancreatic, liver, bladder, cervical, blood-based, brain, and other forms of cancer. These studies lend increasing evidence to the fact that cannabinoids are not only antioxidant phytonutrients but powerful “herbal chemo” agents.

Says Dr. Sanchez: “One of the advantages of cannabinoid-based medicines would be that they target specifically tumor cells. They don’t have any toxic effect on normal non-tumoral cells. This is an advantage with respect to standard chemotherapy that targets basically everything.”

But it even has an improving effect on some things you might not even expect, like gastric reflux.   Here it decreases the number of reflux events apparently by increasing the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter muscle.

Indeed, studies have shown it has beneficial activity in many diseases including, epilepsy, Irritable Bowel Disease and most all the neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS.  By its effect to dampen neurotoxicity, it has a powerful effect on brain function.   In fact the research on the effects of CBD on the brain and body and disease is very extensive.  According to Philip Blair, MD, who has used and extensively studied Cannabis and CBD, there are over 7,000 studies and 30,000 published articles on these compounds.   Some of these have revealed its adaptogenic effect on the cortisol release keeping it from going either too high or too low.

And yes, the pharmaceutical industry would love to create a synthetic version of CBD and you would be foolish to think that they are not seriously attempting to do so.  But while they will never be able to improve what the good Lord has provided us in nature, they would love to remove the natural and replace it with a much more expensive and far lower quality synthetic version.

In normal usage, experienced practitioners suggest 12 to 15 mg two to three times daily.  Some individuals find a lower level works very well but a number of others find a need to increase dosage.  If a normal dosage does not seem to have any effect you probably need to work with an experienced practitioner.  They may have you double your dosage in a couple of days as CBD appears to be helpful in at least 75% of those who use the correct dosage.

My preference is to use CBD in a liposomal form.  In this form the CBD oil is wrapped in a liposome made up of phosphatidylcholine, the very component that make up the walls of our cells.  Thus, in this way, the liposome easily enters our cells and delivers its CBD payload inside.  The liposomal form may be 3 to 5 times better absorbed then the standard forms of CBD oil.

But consider that when choosing a liposomal form, the size of the liposomes, are very important.  Most liposomes are way too large in the range of 300 to 5,000 nanometers (NM).   Liposomes in the range of 20 to 300 NM will be absorbed to a far greater extent.  The reason is because the longer the particle the faster they are cleared before being used in the body. And when the liposome is much smaller size, the liquid will also be clear.   Generally liposomal supplements greater than 200 NM are milky while those less than 100NM are clear.  Most of the liposomes from Quicksilver Scientific, the one I have for patients, are from 50 to 100 NM.

The effects of CBD on the body can begin in 10 minutes to 1 hour and will last 2 to 4 hours but sometimes up to 6 hours.  In addition, you should know that it is not a bad idea to pulse your use of CBD.  You do this by using it for 5 to 6 days followed by a day or two of nonuse.  This helps to maintain the efficacy of the oil without the need to increase the amount needed for resolutions of symptoms

CBD oil is legal in all 50 states and its cultivation and growth is regulated by the FDA.  But know your source!  Unfortunately, charlatans selling bogus products definitely exist. You should not have to pay exorbitant amounts of money for any cannabis product that you buy from regulated pharmacies, practitioners or online. Also, make quality a priority for you. Be sure that your product comes from an organic source and that you know that the plant has not been grown or processed using pesticides.

Nutritional and Lifestyle Support for those with Cancer

Nutritional and Lifestyle Support for those with Cancer

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Nutritional and Lifestyle Support for those with Cancer

The following guidelines are not meant to replace your primary care practitioner or cancer specialist in the treatment of your disease.   It is in no way intended to treat your condition.  It is however supportive care in conjunction with your current treatment regime and with the support of your physician.  The list below is very long but comprehensive – follow as many as you can

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Dr. Roger Trubey, Dr.PH, MPH, and Doctor of Integrative Medicine 362 Unger Trail, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

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General Guidelines and Dietary Recommendations

  1. No fried foods, sugar, junk foods.
  2. Regarding fats:  Less Omega 6 fats (soy, corn, safflower oils etc.) but increase Omega 3 fats: use 1TBS Cod Liver oil/day (fermented Cod liver oil is my preference) or 3-4 caps of Krill oil.  These will also be found to a lesser extent in grass-fed meats and butter from grass-fed cows
  3. No non-stick cookware and avoid microwave cooking, frying or charbroiling your food.  Boiling or steaming is much preferred.
  4. Low Carbohydrate/low glycemic foods – less grains and keep insulin levels low.  Cancer cells need plenty of insulin to bring glucose (sugar) to itself.  Sugar is cancer fuel.
  5. Avoid “whites” – white flour, white rice, white sugar (and even brown or raw sugar)
  6. Use only butter or coconut oil when cooking – Olive oil on salads is perfectly fine.
  7. Lots of raw foods – get a juicer and juice vegetables – especially brightly or deeply colored vegetables.   Alternatively use green, red, purple and orange food powders from health-food stores.  Otherwise lightly steamed vegetables may be much easier to digest
  8. Eat fermented foods like Bubbies sauerkraut, Kimchi or other fermented vegetables
  9. Add some detoxifying foods – garlic, green tea, whey, celery, turmeric, cilantro
  10. Use only meats from animals that are fully grass-fed and not given hormones or antibiotics and free from pesticides or herbicide contamination
  11. Eat fresh organic vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, etc) which have been identified as having strong anti-cancer properties.
  12. Eat organic eggs only.  Enjoy them hard-boiled, be careful when fried; do use the wrong oils
  13. Get antioxidants and other powerful healing nutrients from colorful foods, red and blue berries, cherries, beans, artichokes and deep green colored foods.
  14. If you use dairy foods try to obtain and use raw milk and dairy products such as yoghurt, cheese, butter (all very healthy foods) from grass-fed cows or goats.  Always avoid typical store-bought products from animals confined, grain-fed, and produced with antibiotics and rGBH growth hormone from Monsanto
  15. Avoid soy products (unless fermented) due to their anti-thyroid effects, difficulty in digestion and genetic modification (GMO)
  16. Consider the need to completely avoid gluten to which many individuals are genetically intolerant or allergic.  It can be very inflammatory
  17. Decrease your inflammatory foods – see Anti-inflammatory diet program on separate handout
  18. Be sure you have regular bowel movements – at least one or two daily
  19. Take time to exercise but do not get overtired and get regular and adequate sleep – 7 to 8 hours in a completely dark room.  No TV in the bedroom or alarm clock light

Therapeutics Aids and Support

  • Vitamin D – Sunlight and /or Vitamin D, up to 4-5,000 IUs per day – Check your Vitamin D level.  It should be 65 – 100 ng/ml.  Check 2-3 times a year to ensure you are in that range.  The higher your Vit. D level the lower your risk
  • With increased use of Vit. D you need to take Vitamin K2 (1000mc)daily or even better MK7 (a very active form of K2) 160mcg/day
  • Boost Selenium levels – as a supplement or with Brazil nuts
  • Increase cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts etc)  or take DIM as a supplement
  • Vitamin B6 – studies suggest it decreases risk of colon cancer 50% – You might consider a good B complex (natural sourced food-based is best)
  • Use N-Acetyl Cysteine and Milk thistle if on chemotherapy.  It is helpful liver support with or without chemotherapy
  • Medicinal mushrooms – Maitake, Shiitake, Ganoderma Lucidum, Coriolus versicolor , Reishi, etc – are very supportive of the immune function along with  a product called ImmPower.
  • CoEnzyme Q10 – use 200 mg twice daily or ubquinol form of CoQ10, 100 mg twice daily
  • Check pH of urine regularly – your body is supported best with an alkaline environment.  Cancer thrives in an acid environment.   The first morning urine should be 6.4 – 7.0.  If below 6.4 use Coral minerals powder ¾ tsp twice daily in a small amount of juice or tea.
  • Tocotrienols are anti-angiogenic in nature – use 2-3 caps at bedtime
  • Turmeric is a marvelous spice with many anti-cancerous properties.  Use the newer type of turmeric with enhanced absorption – i.e. CuraPro  Turmeric is one of the best anti-inflammatory, health promoting foods on the planet
  • Liposomal Vitamin C – high dose vitamin C in an intravenous form has been used successfully by a number of alternative cancer doctors.  You can mimic the I.V. approach by using the liposomal form of vitamin C. (4 to 12 grams in divided doses/day). Nearly 100% of it will get into the cell.  Much of the other forms of vitamin C in high quantities are excreted in in very loose stools.  Adding Liposomal Glutathione is an excellent addition along with liposomal vitamin C
  • Proteolytic enzymes are also used by a number of doctors treating cancer alternatively.  They are always used on an empty stomach and can be taken at a dose of 5-6 tablets, 5-6 times daily.  But some practitioners use substantially higher amounts.  It appears the enzymes work by digesting cancer cells and decreasing inflammation
  • Artimisinin 200 mg. Once /day increasing to 300 mg. Twice daily
  • Cytokine support – Cytokines are involved in every disease either by promoting the disease or by inhibiting it.  Some cytokines are very pro-inflammatory and others are very anti-inflammatory.  Cytokine therapy used in the support of the cancer fight are designed to enable your body to decrease inflammation, suppress the growth and anchoring of the tumor, inhibit the development of blood vessels that feed the tumor, suppress tumor activity and enhance apoptosis or the self-destruction of the cancer cell.  The primary cytokines to consider are:
    1. Rerio – 20 drops twice daily for 1-2 months, then 3X weekly for 2-4 months

These are from the GUNA Company but you will need
to find a practitioner that uses them in his/her practice

  1. Anti-IL1 – 20 drops twice daily for 1 month, then 3X weekly for 1-2 months
  2. Interferon Alpha (IFN α)
  3. Interleukin 4        (IL-4)
  4. Interleukin 12     (IL-12)
  5. Optional – Use Basic – 1 packet for 5-10 days in a row then 3X weekly for 1 month.  Break for 10 days and repeat.  This is designed to alkalize the body (cancer is an acid lover).
  • If you don’t use fermented vegetables, be sure to use a good quality probiotic to your program

Other Options that may be Helpful – check Internet sources

  • Graviola – 2-4 grams/day

You may need supportive detoxification of liver, kidney, lymph, large intestine – especially if using chemotherapeutic drugs.   A great detoxification support protocol:  CysReplete, 2 capsules 3 times daily, NeuroReplete, 2caps twice daily.  This will provide lots of Cysteine needed for the sulfur amino acids –SAMe and glutathione.  A deficiency of the sulfur amino acids and methylation is the primary reason for many chronic diseases.

Test Suggestions for Further Evaluation

  • Chiren evaluation and treatment – To my thinking this may be the most important thing to assist in the body’s healing process.   By relieving the body of all the burdens it already has, much more energy is available to assist the body in its fight against the cancer.   This should be done if possible prior to standard interventions and for sure after these interventions.
  • Iodine – check for inadequate levels especially with breast cancer – most people are deficient and you may need to supplement
  • Toxic/Heavy metal analysis – mercury and other toxic metals are found in substantially higher amounts in individuals with cancer than in individuals without cancer.
  • Determine your Vitamin D level
  • Thermography evaluation

To Avoid

  • Anything with parabens
  • “Plastic” materials with BPA – including cash register receipts, contact lens, dental floss
  • Fragrances are mostly xenoestrogens and mimic estrogens in the body along with many chemicals
  • Pesticides – buy organic
  • X-Rays, but especially mammograms and Cat Scans involve exposure to very high levels of radiation.  Have these procedures only when absolutely necessary
  • Don’t carry cell phones in your bra

Prescription Medicines

  • Statins doubled the risk of breast cancer in one study
  • Calcium channel blockers are associated with increased risk
  • Antibiotic usage has a linear correlation with increased risk
  • Oral contraceptives and post-menopausal synthetic hormones are not at all recommended

Spiritual and Emotional Factors

  • An unforgiving spirit has a terrible effect on the body and brain but forgiveness is a powerful healer.  Do not withhold forgiveness for anyone including yourself
  • Reduce your stress, meditate, pray,  read scripture and trust God with any outcome
  • Believe in yourself, believe in healing and believe in restoration
  • Live in peace, surround yourself with joy, laughter and a positive attitude, regardless

POUNDS & INCHES A NEW APPROACH TO OBESITY By: A.T.W. Simeons, M.D. Salvator Mundi International Hospital Load PDF file

POUNDS & INCHES A NEW APPROACH TO OBESITY By: A.T.W. Simeons, M.D. Salvator Mundi International Hospital Load PDF file

Dr. Roger Trubey – Bio


Arkansas Nutrition and Natural Healing

Dr. Roger Trubey, Dr.PH, MPH, and Doctor of Integrative Medicine 362 Unger Trail, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

Call 501-538-4944

My undergraduate education in the acquisition of my Bachelor of Arts degree was earned at Pacific Union College in northern California.  I did take one year of those four, studying abroad at Newbold College near London, England.  Following graduation I was drafted into the United States Army where I served for two years at the United States Infectious Disease Center at Fort Detrick, Maryland.  Most of the time there I spent in the clinical laboratory processing all types of laboratory specimens – human and animal. In 1973 I began my graduate degree work at Loma Linda University; and in 1976 I graduated with a Masters degree in Nutrition and a Doctorate degree in Preventive Care.  Upon graduation I was appointed Director of the Department of Preventive Care, at Hinsdale Family Medicine Center, Hinsdale, ILL.   This position included a faculty appointment, teaching family practice residents preventive care, naturopathic principles, health education, clinical nutrition and also seeing their patients.  In addition I was also a Senior Health Educator of the Health Education Department for Hinsdale Hospital.  In this capacity I would conduct as well as assist other educators in education classes, teaching classes for the community college and nurses in their training curriculum. I was in Hinsdale, Illinois for two years before coming to beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1978.  For two years I worked with two physicians and other health professionals prior to opening my Naturopathic Health Center to practice Naturopathy, Clinical Nutrition, and Preventive Care. POUNDS & INCHES A NEW APPROACH TO OBESITY By: A.T.W. Simeons, M.D. Salvator Mundi International Hospital Load PDF fileIn 1997 it was my privilege to pursue additional education at a new university in Washington, DC, Capital University of Integrative Medicine.  I applied myself to those studies and in 1999 I graduated (as valedictorian of my class) with a Doctor of Integrative Medicine (Naturopathy) degree.  After graduation I was asked to chair the Natural Medicine Department and did so for the next 7 years until the close of the university. I have been married to the same wonderful and beautiful girl for 45 years and we are still in love and still happy.  We had two great children who are both happily married and have now filled our lives with four of the best grandchildren in the world.  Could anything be better? With the academic and personal information outlined above, I list for your perspective, my awards, additional training, memberships and other pertinent information for you to review. Awards and Memberships

  • 1976  President’s Award, Loma Linda University – “For superior scholastic attainment and active participation in the student community within the framework of Christian commitment” 
  • 2002  Board Certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist (ANMCAB)
  • 2002 Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner (Am. Alt. Med. Assn)
  • Member:  Delta Omega Society
  • Member:  American Naturopathic Medical Association
  • Member: American Alternative Medical Association

Professional Post-graduate Study

  • Naturopathic/homeopathic/Clinical Nutrition  – 696 hours
  • Darkfield/Phase contrast Microscopy training  – 366 hours
  • Preventive Care – Patient Education and Management – 302 hours
  • Health Education  – 241 hours

Certification * License * Registrations

  • Certified Graphoanalyst, International Graphoanalysis Society
  • Licensed Nutritionist, State of Florida
  • Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy, Am. Naturopathic Certification Board

Academic Appointments

  • Since 2006, Professor Emeritus, Capital University of Integrative Medicine

Areas of Special Interest

  • PMS
  • Headaches
  • Hormone dysfunction
  • Depression, anxiety, OCD
  • Obesity/ Weight control
  • Food & environmental allergies/ sensitivities
  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction, IBS, colitis, reflux, etc.
  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia

Greatest Joys

  • One of those is always seeing patients improve their health