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This book contains the summarized knowledge of experts, predominantly practicing doctors and therapists, from a wide range of medical specialties. The authors feel an obligation to focus their treatment on the real causes of diseases and on the benefit for the patient. A broad spectrum of themes is addressed, from state-of-the-art holistic medicine based on natural sciences to the level of spiritual healing. Thus, the book establishes a bridge between the physical and the mental/spiritual level; it is the design of an integrative medicine in which the best of two worlds is combined: traditional and complementary medicine. In the first part general principles on the way to health are explained. This comprehends all three levels of the human being: the somatic/physical level (containing chapters on nutrition, exercise and detoxification), the psychical/emotional level (with chapters such as „Human Needs Psychology“, „Unmasking patterns and belief systems“ and „Trauma and stress“) and the mental/spiritual level („Mindfulness“ and „Spiritual healing“). In the second part important medical conditions such as allergies, cancer or neurodegenerative diseases are explained as to cause, diagnosis and therapy. This includes a detailed presentation of some causative factors and therapeutic principles little-known so far. Of significant importance is the chapter „Radiation - Fukushima threatening the World“. The third part is a sophisticated description of holistic dental medicine. The harmful effects of metals e. g.as being used in amalgam fillings and of hidden inflammation are explained as well as their adequate treatment. The interconnectedness of human and dental medicine, the far reaching consequences especially for severe chronic diseases and how to implement this knowledge into therapeutic practice is one of the unique issues of the book. With this book, three groups of readers are addressed. First, people who want to learn about important health issues of our time. Second, sick people who are seeking information about their medical condition. For them, some very detailed hints are included. They may be too specific for many readers but can be very valuable for individual people. Finally, the book addresses physicians, dentists and therapists who will find a wealth of information for their practical work and about new directions in medicine. Authors of the OPEN MIND ACADEMY: Thomas Allgaier Banzhaf Banzhaf João de Deus João Teixeira de Faria Gundi Heinemann Klaus Heinemann John G. Ionescu Tatyana Jerkova Georgi Jerkov Dietrich Klinghardt Johann Lechner Joachim Mutter Johannes Naumann Mirsakarim Norbekov Christof Plothe Christfried Preußler Tina Maria Ritter Juliane Sacher Holger Scholz Anna Sharp Mark Sircus Karl Ulrich Volz

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1.Somatic/physical level





5.Avoidance of stress


2.Psychical/emotional level

1.Human Needs Psychology

2.Unmasking patterns and belief systems

3.Trauma and stress

4.Thousand Masters Method

5.Consciousness medicine

3.Mental/spiritual level


2.Spiritual healing

3.Spiritual healing today: João Teixeira de Faria

4.Subtle energies

1.Orb phenomenon

2.Water crystal research by Masaru Emoto

3.Psycho-energetic experiments



2.Chronic infections


4.Diabetes mellitus

5.Circulatory disorders/cardiac diseases

6.Neurodegenerative diseases

1.Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

2.Multiple sclerosis (MS)

3.Parkinson’s disease

4.Alzheimer’s disease




8.Metabolic disorder HPU (hemopyrollactamuria)


10.Stress due to inoculations

11.Hormonal regulatory disorders

12.Radiation - Fukushima threatening the world



1.Stress due to dental materials

2.Stress through inflammation


1.Case History and holistic diagnosis

2.Further diagnostic possibilities


1.Prophylaxis rather than periodontitis

2.Proper removal of amalgam and other metals

3.Proper removal of root-filled and dead teeth

4.Proper treatment of jaw inflammation or NICO


Dear Readers,

You are holding this book in your hands because you wish to maintain or restore your health. Thus you have taken an initial, correct and important step: You have taken this important matter into your own hands! Lifelong and complete maintenance of health or the restoration of health is possible only on the basis of personal initiative, mindfulness, discipline and love. Only in the rarest of cases will outside help bring complete healing; at best it can only offer support and some relief, and indeed often only marks the beginning of a Via Dolorosa.

In 20 years of work with many seriously ill patients, I have seen that in every instance it is those patients who concentrate and focus on their health (‘where the focus goes, energyflows’) and assume responsibility, not only for their healing, but also for their disease that demonstrate the fastest, most profound, most complete and greatest success. Patients often make the mistake that they distance themselves from their illness with the feeling that ‘the disease came to me’, so a doctor or medication must take it away again. But this is not so: We ourselves go to the illness and encourage its development through our behavior, our life situation, our diet, our lack of exercise, as well as through significant emotional events that we unconsciously use for the programming of disorders in the emotional and spiritual area. Illnesses often bring benefits with them or represent the solution to a hopeless situation.

Ibn Sina, also known as Avicenna*, trailblazer of modern medicine and publisher of the ‘Canon of Medicine’, always refused to treat patients who were still on the side of their disease. Only if they went to his side, that is to say the side of health, would he commence treatment.

With this book you are holding in your hands, the members of the OPEN MIND ACADEMY who understand disease in precisely the same way and that recognise causes on all levels and also see the only comprehensive cures there, would like to put a tool into your hands that will motivate you and show possible solutions, so that you can start on your own path to healing on the three levels of body, mind and spirit.

This is not a collection of articles by various authors, but the extensively discussed opinions of this circle of authors.

The first edition was certainly not yet complete and error-free, but we saw it as a basis for a permanent process of development. It was fundamentally revised and supplemented by its authors more than only during a brainstorming session in February 2012 in a radio-free area in Brazil. Over the spring and summer, other contributions from physicians, researchers and various personalities dedicated to this goal were added:


Anna Sharp

, one of the most brilliant and most well known personalities in Brazil, completed the chapter on Psychology

» We interviewed

Joao de Deus

(John of God), the most successful healer ever, on the occasion of his visit in Switzerland


Dr. Mark Sircus

is probably one of the best specialists on ‘Radioactivity, its effects, protection and therapy’, and made valuable contributions on the theme ‘Fukushima and nuclear power’

Equipped with accuracy and comprehensive knowledge, Dr. Christfried Preussler was the only person that could make this second edition into that which you are holding in your hands: A probably quite unique work out of a single mold!

The plan is to continuously supplement, correct and improve this book in the years to come. Each year we plan to publish a completely revised new edition, linking the editions like rainbow colors from year to year into an oeuvre that will document the development that we, holistic medicine and our growing group of colleagues, will be privileged to experience.

We have already integrated English-speaking members of the OPEN MIND ACADEMY into this edition. This book is now available in German and English as an eBook and in German as a print version. For the coming year 2013, an additional Portuguese edition is planned.

I would like to conclude this introduction with the presentation of a highly effective ‘formula’. All my life I was convinced that there must be such a formula for the treatment of disease and I am certain that I have finally found this: ‘It came by itself and it will go away by itself!’.

As simple and banal as this formula may sound, it has worked wonders in recent months in a number of sometimes critically ill patients. Because it does not push away the unavoidable focus on our problem, but accepts and trusts it. The focus evaporates, shrinks and dissolves, along with the energy of the problem which had previously nourished it!

We hope you enjoy reading this book and that you derive a great deal of inspiration for your health from this source.

Konstanz, October 2012

Dr. Ulrich Volz

Ulrich Volz gemeinnützige GmbH

* Avicenna lived from 980 to 1037. His work ‘Canon of Medicine’ was translated into Latin in the 12th century and was a standard reference in medicine at European universities into the 17th century. One can describe the work as secret knowledge, because it was not translated into Russian until 1986 and only recently into English (The book ‚Canon of Medicine‘ by Avicenna is available from Amazon).


Conditions for health - life as balance

Over millions of years, evolution has produced a flawless, perfect final result in the form of Homo sapiens which, however, in the 21st century no longer experiences a ‘species-appropriate bearing’.

Today our daily schedule fails to reflect the precepts of evolution to adhere to a healthy diet, enjoy sufficient outdoor exercise and get enough sleep, particularly before midnight, so that the body can release the melatonin that it needs.

The increasing occurrence of chronic illnesses, in particular, is an unavoidable consequence.

Is it possible for us to change this situation? This book will give you more than enough answers to this question.

The development of chronic civilization diseases of the cardiovascular system, of cancer or degenerative rheumatic diseases, is also promoted through environmental influences. We are familiar with all of these influences and have in fact largely integrated them into our lives as ‘normal.’ When we consider, for example, noise or cell phone radiation, usually we are not consciously aware of these types of stress. Nevertheless, our body's own repair system is permanently stressed by these damaging influences.

On the different levels of our organism we identify a surplus (irritant) or a deficit (deficiency). Irritants can occur in the form of noise, environmental toxins or cell phone radiation. Deficiences can be caused by the lack of clean air, adequate exercise, an appropriate water supply or sufficient sleep.

Analgesics treat both irritant and deficiency situations, because, for example, a headache can be caused both by a deficit in liquid, oxygen and exercise and by an irritant (surplus) in the form of noise or alcohol.

Just stop and think for a few minutes when you read these lines and consider how much they apply to your current personal life.

It is extremely important that we understand chronic diseases at all levels. We will come to the various levels - body, mind and soul - in the course of this book.

Our body has outstanding self-healing powers. If we lovingly respect and support it, for example, by returning to a species-appropriate, healing signal environment, then we have already made a major contribution to our healing.

It applies on the psychological level: Feeling does not come to us, but we go tofeeling. We just do not smile when we are happy, but we are also happy when we smile. All feelings are generated by us, consciously or unconsciously (see II.2.1. Human Needs Psychology and II.2.4. Thousand Masters Method). This can also be applied on the physical level: Disease does not come to us, but we go to disease. We have usually caused this by a lack of awareness and discipline, for example with regard to nutrition, exercise, rest, sleep  speaking very generally, through the manner in which we live our lives. However, if we assume full responsibility for our current situation and analyze and balance the irritant and deficiency situation on all three levels (body, mind and soul) and balance these, complete healing may be possible even of the most severe disease. Associated with this is the realization that we cannot become healthy within the ‘box’ in which we became ill. By ‘box’, we mean the totality of our life situation, starting with the premises in which we live, work or are moving to our diet, our feelings and thoughts as well as the social systems that steer us in everyday life.

The explosive increase in chronic diseases with a very low cure rate, despite the increase in medical-technical possibilities, shows that new ways of treatment must be found. Current therapeutic concepts often lead to a patient rapidly becoming dependent on care and suffering greatly for the last months or years of his life.

However, we will only be able to find new approaches if we return the concept of doctoring to its depth: to be not only physicians, but also doctors of the soul and healers. The authors of this book feel obliged to assume this task.

The preservation or restoration of our health is a complex event. Nevertheless, there are some fundamentally important aspects that play a major role in every therapeutic process. Every living system is only viable as long as an inner entity maintains the vital functions. Such terms as ‘inner physician’ ‘self-healing forces’ and ‘self-regulatory capacity’ are used for this entity. This inner entity is the first and most important source of health and healing. Consequently, it is essential for health care provision measures as well as therapeutic principles to work constructively with this entity. Thus far this has only been done rudimentally.

In the course of our civilization we have basically created life-threatening conditions that must be considered precisely.

Before coming to that phase of his disease, the chronically ill person has travelled a long, often desperate path where his ‚inner physician‘ has tried to balance the condition, finally ending in exhaustion of the system. We have gone off course, we often say in this context.

For the maintenance, but also equally for the restoration of health in case of illness there is a central level without which maintaining or restoring health is inconceivable: the regulatory level of the autonomic nervous system. We have all heard of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.

Constructive, nourishing, regenerating and healing qualities are only possible in the phase of parasympathetic activity and are blocked in the phase of sympathetic activity. If I were attacked by a lion, I would not continue my digestive sleep (parasympathetic), but mobilize all forces (sympathetic, ‘stress axis’) in order to survive. One polarity cannot be active simultaneously with another polarity.

Pressure to perform starting as early as preschool age, permanent multiple stresses, existential anxiety, agitation, recreational stress, continued high performance to maintain outer appearances are characteristics of a mode of life that must inevitably lead to illness.

The polarity of leisure, of idleness, relaxation and recreation, and the mirthful lightness of being are definitively short-changed. We need: To pause, gather our wits, liberate ourselves from the masshypnosis of meritocracy, to feel ‘what makes our heart sing’ (Robert Betz).

We must analyze our external ‘signal environment’ and improve it toward evolutionarily appropriate influences. This includes: Eliminating toxic stress, electrosmog, noise and bustle; staying away from people who are bad for us; turning toward a natural environment, a healthy diet, an undisturbed place to sleep, and loving people.

Anyone that wishes to remain healthy or become healthy again must become an expert in the knowledge of health and say good-bye in a friendly but definite way to the usual fixation on disease (one of man’s favorite themes in a wide range of encounters).

‘Where the focus goes, energy flows!’: A person that wants to become healthy must focus on health rather than his illness.

With this focus on health, the first step has already been taken toward strengthening the inner signal environment. This includes the clearance of negative emotions and psychological trauma that, often arising from childhood, dominate life and crowd parasympathetic polarity or even cripple it; work on our thought patterns and the discovery of the great power of our mind; awakening as a creative human that develops his own reality in loving union with the great unity of life.

This gives our inner doctor a tremendous tailwind and allows all cells and organs to literally breathe easier.

Conditions of health - the role of spirituality

Let us go one step further and open ourselves to the spiritual worlds. Then we can ask spiritual helpers who, with all respect for our developmental path and our free will, do everything they can to smooth our path to health and psycho-spiritual growth.

To most of us however, this step is still unknown. Since the beginning of the Newtonian era some 300 years ago, it has been extraordinarily difficult for a person with a traditional Western education to accept or indeed even contemplate the existence of a great, conscious and influential reality outside our physical reality.

The famous physicist and Nobel laureate Max Planck (1858 - 1947) formulated it as follows: ‘As a physicist, that is to say a man who has spent his entire life serving sound science,namely the study of matter, I am certainly in no danger of being considered a zealot. And so I say to you, after my study of the atom: There is no matter as such! All matter arises and exists only by a force which brings the atomic particles into vibration and holds them together for the tiniest solar system of the atom. Since in all the universe there is neither an intelligent nor an eternal force, we must assume that behind this force there is a conscious, intelligent spirit. This spirit is the primal ground of all matter! It is not visible but transitory matter that is actual, true and real; instead the invisible, immortal spirit is the truth! Because, however, spirit as such can similarly not exist, but instead every spirit belongs to a being, we are forced to accept spiritual beings. But because spiritual beings cannot be of themselves but must be created, I do not hesitate to call this mysterious Creator that which all civilized peoples of the earth of earlier millennia have called it: GOD.’

The difficulty of the recognition of a higher reality exists even for those of us who have in their lives repeatedly experienced real miracles; be it that we have seen inexplicable healings of other people, be it that we have experienced it ourselves. We can even go so far as to describe these events as a kind of miracle. We can even admit that what we have seen or experienced was based on an intervention by a force lying outside ourselves. But deep in our inner world, where our mind shapes us, where no one else can look, in what we view as our essence but which is in reality nothing other than our own conditioned being, there it is different. There, most of us are still shackled to the law that what we cannot detect with our senses, what we cannot calculate or explain by normal, generally accepted scientific methods, was only an insignificant anecdote. There it was simply nothing for us other than hearsay or perhaps alchemy or quackery - and that, after all, is unworthy for an educated person to even consider.

The ‘intellectual denial’ of a higher reality is infinitely deeply rooted in us. It is extraordinarily powerful. It rules our lives. This often happens with tragic consequences, because it deprives us of the infinite advantage that results when one lives in harmony with the powerful, unseen reality that permeates our being. Especially tragic is that it hinders the influence of this other reality on our physical life.

If there were a way in which we could come closer to the other side of physical reality and accept it, it would be easier for us to make use of the support offered by this non-physical reality, especially in times of need. Perhaps, in the hour of serious illness, when our western medicine is at the end of its wisdom, a deep recognition that we are more than physical beings who are bound by space and time could help us and give us a new chance for a healthy life.

It is therefore of utmost importance to shed light on some physical phenomena which present themselves to us with convincing realism, although they may not be completely explained by our current scientific understanding. Such efforts can substantiate the connection between the secular physical and the comprehensive spiritual reality. For ultimately, there is no healing - on any level of human existence - without cooperation from the spiritual reality. Therefore, it is advisable to open ourselves to new insights that can help us break down our prejudices against the existence and power of spiritual reality.

Especially important here would be investigations of phenomena that provide a better understanding of what we describe as ‘subtle’ energy. What is subtle energy? What is it compared to physical energy? Are thoughts and consciousness subtle energies? What does subtle energy have to do with the innate intelligence of biological cells? How is it involved in healing? Is physical healing more than a repair of physical building blocks - the atoms and molecules in our cells? What is it that gives the cells instructions to function according to their purpose? If they work incorrectly, with what can they be reprogrammed? All of these questions must be asked if we want to come to a better understanding of the phenomenon of ‘healing’.

The phenomena that are known and provide information on these key questions include the orb phenomenon, Emoto's water crystal images and psycho-energetic effects in the physical and biological fields (Tiller or Baxter effect, see II.4. Subtle energies).

The orb phenomenon provides approaches to the quantification of subtle energy. It is an important conclusion from these studies that subtle energy works primarily in the form of consciousness. It is the ‘brain’ of physical reality. Subtle energy directs; physical energy actuates. The two are in a symbiotic relationship. One does not replace the other, but depends on it. Forward-looking doctors and alternative practitioners have known this for a long time: The use of subtle energy is not to be seen as ‘instead of’ but as ‘complementary to’ conventional medical therapies. Representatives on both sides of the health care system can jointly develop the art of healing to new heights if they cease to freeze in an attitude of ‘either - or’, but instead adopt a philosophy of ‘and - and’.


1. Somatic/physical level


There is no single cause of a disease. Rather, diseases arise from a collaboration of inner and outer factors:

» Individual susceptibility of a person (constitution, disposition, genetic predisposition, pre-stress or damage, mental and emotional factors such as patterns of behavior or emotional stress)

» External influences (diet, electromagnetic stress, toxic stress such as smoking, dust, chemical substances, pathogens and other factors)

Most people are equipped with very good defense mechanisms, which is why smokers can live to 90 years old and only 10% of all smokers develop lung cancer.

However, these defense mechanisms are being called upon more and more, because the stresses to which we are constantly exposed are becoming increasingly varied and intense. On the other hand, in everyday life the constructive factors such as good nutrition and the opportunity for regeneration, are becoming increasingly compromised.

The equilibrium is disturbed and it can be very difficult, particularly in the presence of chronic disease, to restore this equilibrium, particularly when using conventional therapies.

Nonetheless some very promising new therapeutic principles are arising. In this context the knowledge from basic research proves extremely fruitful. An important concept is Cell Symbiosis Therapy according to Heinrich Kremer (1, 2). New knowledge about the functioning of our cells, with the knowledge of mitochondriopathy as a central factor in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases, is fundamentally important. We are recognizing more and more that we are not slaves to our genetic material.

For therapists and patients there is a completely new perspective of freedom, the prospect of restoring dysequilibrium through independent action and effective treatment principles.

Each disease has its own history. In some diseases certain individual factors particularly come to the fore, such as sunburn in the development of skin cancer and smoking in the development of lung cancer. Nevertheless, these diseases, too, are multifactorial. For example established medicine also recognizes in the occurrence of a heart attack an interaction of different ‘causes’ such as lack of exercise, stress, high blood pressure or poor nutrition.

This explanatory model applies in the broadest sense to all diseases, which is why therapeutic principles do not vary significantly, that is to say they are similar for such diverse diseases as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases or allergies. In the specific chapters, therefore, we will time and time again refer to this common factor.

We will name significant factors of the two specified points of view of individual susceptibility and external influences, insofar as they belong to the physical level.

1. Individual susceptibility (predisposing factors)

» Genetic factors: Genetic defects, lack of detoxification and other enzymes or metabolic disorders such as hematopyrroluria and epigenetic factors

» Pre-stress on the mother, such as psychological factors (stress, etc.), physical factors (such as mercury or PCBs via the placenta)

» Previous damage from earlier illnesses, injuries or treatments, such as status post chemotherapy or stressful dental care

» Stress from chronified infections (viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc.) such as borreliosis or Epstein-Barr (EBV)

» Stress due to previous faulty behavior such as poor diet in terms of vital substance deficiency and damage to teeth (caries), smoking, sunburn

» Such very important personality traits as introversion (‘swallows all trouble’) or lack of motivation to exercise belong to the mental-spiritual level

2. Nutrition

» Malnutrition: fewer and fewer vital substances in food due to leached soil, inferior new varieties and industrial food processing

» Stressed food: Pesticide exposure, high gluten content in wheat through cultivation, genetic engineering changes, higher sensitization potential (including delayed IgG food intolerance), additives, toxic substances through processing (trans-fats, acrylamide, AGES)

» Balancing micronutrient deficiencies is of great significance today. But dietary supplements themselves can also become a stress factor if used inappropriately, are of poor quality or contain harmful additives

3. Electromagnetic fields (‘electrosmog’)

» Low-frequency fields (houseold devices, computers, reading lamps, etc.)

» Magnetic fields resulting from alternating current (high voltage masts etc.)

» To a growing extent high-frequency fields (cell phones and cell phone masts, WIFI, wireless telephones, particularly DECT, Bluetooth, as a whole all wireless technologies, not only in the EDP area)

» To be particularly mentioned here is the disturbance of sleeping places by electrosmog exposure and geopathogenic zones

Basic research provides plausible explanations for the massively damaging effect of man-made electromagnetic fields. Serious effects on our cell systems have been confirmed by scientists in many studies (3).

4. Heavy metals

» Mercury from amalgam, via the mother, through inoculations, fish, etc. (see II.1.5. Avoidance of stress).

» Lead (from air, drinking water, earth)

» Platinum and palladium (from dental care, air, dust, food, autocatalysts)

» Cadmium (from seed brining, catalysts and cigarette smoke)

» Tin (TBT in fish, from paint used on ships, or amalgam)

5. Chemical substances

» Through the air in inside rooms and outdoors, smoking, through diet, through cleaning materials, through cosmetics

» Through medical measures such as medications, inoculations, chemotherapy

6. Physical factors

» Noise

» Lack of sunlight (Vit.-D deficiency), lack of darkness (at night), television

» Radioactive pollution

7. Infections

Common pathogens of chronic infections are viruses (especially the Epstein-Barr virus [EBV]; bacteria (Yersinia, Chlamydia, Borrelia, which are subject to frequent discussion, particularly increased Clostridia), and parasites (worms, amoebae etc.).


Many of the predisposing factors can only be determined through careful patient questioning (anamnesis) and rarely be established through laboratory analysis. Detection appears more likely regarding external factors of influence although here, too, many factors can be demonstrated, if at all, only through highly sophisticated laboratory tests.

1. Deficiencies in detoxification and other enzymes, genetic defects

Deficiencies are investigated by chemical reactions (phenotypically) or genetically. Changes in chromosomes that are involved in the formation of enzymes can be detected. However, there are very many similar detoxification enzymes and deficiencies in some of these enzymes. A deficiency in one or more enzymes, therefore, does not immediately mean an increased tendency to illness or indeed a ‘clear cause’ for a disease, but only one more piece of the puzzle that hints at a problem. Important enzymes for detoxification are glutathione transferases, glutathione peroxidases, cytochrome P and superoxide dismutase. The enzyme COMT converts adrenaline to noradrenaline, thus also having a great influence on disease.

2. Electrosmog

Suitable test equipment even for lay persons to measure this stress is easy to obtain today (for example E-Spy by Endotronic). Because electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are often transmitted pulsed, a measurement of peak values is preferred over the measurement of mean values. EMFs are differing degrees of harm depending on their frequency. In some devices it is attempted to demonstrate this for example through a change in the test tone (‘if it crackles loudly, that’s not so good’) to allow for rough orientation. Accurate measurements are very difficult and therefore restricted to professional investigators, for example, architectural biologists with appropriate measurement equipment. In the low frequency range (outlets, cables, lamps, etc.) measurement is generally easier for non-professionals (for example, Conrad Electronic measurement instruments).

3. Heavy metals

Most heavy metals can be estimated - at least roughly - by way of a hair mineral analysis. This results in a summary statement, based on the growth time of the removed hair. Even if contamination from outside led to increased values this also shows exposure to heavy metals. The interpretation of the level of values is, however, to be made with great caution. Some heavy metals are not, or at least in some people, taken into the hair (see mercury in autistic children), so that low values do not exclude heavy metal contamination!

Generally only very recent traces are noted in the blood, and only slightly less recent traces in the urine. Therefore, we recommend a prior mobilization (e.g. DMPS, DMSA, cilantro, etc.) prior to testing in urine and feces. There are exceptions: for example, lead stored mainly in bones, so that even stress incurred long ago can lead to increased levels in blood and urine. There is therefore unequivocal, generally accepted scientific evidence for the toxicity of lead, in contrast to mercury!

Laboratory tests such as the LTT (lymphocyte transformation test), the ELISA test or the titanium stimulation test, show a tendency towards a metal allergy, but not its amount in the body.

Also to be noted is that many heavy metals occur in different forms. Some of these forms are relatively harmless, such as of arsenic. Other elements are even important. Thus, for example, chromium is essential as a cofactor for some enzymes and it is often deficient. In special forms (chromium VI), it is, however, highly toxic.

3.1 Details concerning mercury

There is no measuring method that reliably measures the levels of mercury in the relevant organs, in particular nerve tissue. Levels in the blood or spontaneous urine levels reflect an acute or prolonged presence, but not past amounts.

Hair mineral analysis goes further back, but can be negative despite high exposure in the past (see autistic children).

Fecal analysis is difficult, even if only due to the collecting conditions. It records the mercury taken in via food and that excreted from the body via the bowel without allowing one to differentiate between these two sources. The mercury generally deposited in the body is not recorded, unless a mobilization has taken place previously.

The DMPS test has a high rating. However it does not measure mercury deposited in the brain. The result also depends, in addition to mercury stress, on the elimination capacity of the patient and various measurement conditions.

The most certain is still an assessment of stress based on history. These and the abovementioned tests are together like a mosaic which, if everything fits, yields a fairly clear picture.

4. Chemical substances

Here there is a central problem. We still know very little about the biological effects of most chemicals (over 99% of the estimated three million substances). This means that we do not know from which values they are dangerous to the body. Greenpeace has established far more than 100 chemicals in the blood through measurements, for example in EU officials. It is entirely unclear who will become ill due to these substances.

Interactions between the different chemicals have not been studied. Therefore, in the press generally there are only reports on some ‘old acquaintances’ such as dioxins, PCBs, or the hormone-like bisphenol A that appears in the supermarket as a softener,for example in baby pacifiers, in the lids of vegetable jars, and in thermal paper receipts. Measurements are very expensive and as a rule mean values have not been established. Therefore, even environmental physicians rarely search for chemicals - and this is not because chemicals are harmless.

5. Infections (viruses, bacteria, parasites)

In conventional medicine antibodies are used for the detection of most pathogens. IgM antibodies generally show an acute infection, while IgG antibodies show a conquered one.

Other methods include the direct detection of parts of pathogens through specific methods, such as PCR (polymerase-chain reaction), in which tiny amounts of parts of pathogens are duplicated and can then be detected.

Other laboratory procedures that demonstrate immunological reactions to pathogens (e.g. LTT, ITT or cellspot), are not yet generally established. It has not yet been determined definitively to what extent they only demonstrate contact with a pathogen or actual disease activity.

Nevertheless, these methods are also very valuable in unclear disease situations, contributing along with other aspects and test results to the establishment of a clearer picture.


The strengthening of what keeps a person healthy is also known as salutogenesis. It is at least as important as the prevention and treatment of what causes illness.

This includes, in particular:

» A healthy diet

» Sufficient exercise, if possible outdoors

» Much exposure to sun while preventing sunburn

» A healthy mental state

In addition, it is important to reduce the abovementioned predisposing and stressful factors as far as possible in each individual case.

Sometimes the avoidance of a factor yields new stress, for example:

» Replacement of amalgam with plastic

» Fear due to knowledge of possible harm, without being able to avoid the responsible factors

» Consequences of antibiotic therapy for infections

» Financial stress due to expensive avoidance strategies or therapies

In summary, one can list the following principles on the physical/psychic level that are all of great significance on the way to health:

» The optimization of nutrition, including for filling up on vital substances; the administration of micronutrients, preferably after determining deficiencies by laboratory diagnostics (see II.1.1. Nutrition).

» General measures of life mode and therapeutic measures that a person can carry out himself such as healthy sleep, physical activity, light, infrared sauna, Kneipp and others (see II.1.2. Exercise/sports, II.1.3 Sleep and II.1.4. Regulation).

» Avoiding harmful influences such as amalgam and electromagnetic fields as well as the detoxification of toxic substances (see II.1.5. Avoidance of stress and II.1.6. Detoxification).

» Specific therapeutic interventions by the therapist (see III. Diseases and stress)

1 Kremer H: The Silent Revolution in Cancer and AIDS Medicine. Xlibris Corporation 2008 (www.Xlibris.com).

2 Meyer R: Chronisch gesund - Prinzipien einer Gesundheitspraxis. Eigenverlag 2009 (www.cellsymbiosis-netzwerk.de).

3 Kompetenzinitiative zum Schutz von Mensch, Umwelt, Demokratie e. V. (ed.): Handystrahlen - eine Gefahr für Kinder? Dokumentation einer Kontroverse. 2010 (www.kompetenzinitiative.net).


1.Somatic/physical level


Nutrition and micronutrients

What constitutes a healthy diet is widely disputed. It is true that the members of the OMA agree on many points concerning healthy nutrition; the general guidelines are obtained from observing nature, studying longevity and other research. However, we have some different views on this, for example, how far one should go for a diet that can be considered healthy. We assume that there are great individual differences between people.

The following general recommendations should be viewed against this background. Apply these under your own responsibility and evaluate them yourself in terms of their effectiveness and tolerability, possibly also in consultation with your therapists.

As a means to life, food must be of the highest possible quality. It should preferably come from outdoor cultivation without artificial fertilizers and pesticides, because then it contains fewer nitrates, pesticides, heavy metals and more active ingredients (the average German takes in 4.5 liters of spray fertilizer/pesticide per year on a conventional diet).

Every kind of raw food is ideal, because heating destroys many vital substances (from 43 degrees, enzymes; from 70 degrees, most vitamins). On the other hand, heating makes some foods more digestible, and ‘traditional Chinese medicine’ (TCM) shows us that some people have an increased need for ‘warming’ that can be satisfied by their food itself, but also by heated food. If we listen to our bodies and perceive our needs, we are often going in the right direction.

The basis of nutrition is comprised of salads, vegetables, herbs, fruit, valuable oils and whole grain products.

1. Macronutrients

1.1. Carbohydrates

The glycemic index indicates how quickly carbohydrates are converted into glucose, enter the bloodstream and lead to insulin release by the pancreas. All carbohydrates with a high glycemic index, that is to say in particular sugars (including honey and raw sugar) and white flour should be avoided.

It is debatable to what extent nearly all carbohydrates should be avoided. Many studies suggest that a severe restriction of carbohydrates is good. Many people feel unwell without them, however. Is also debatable to what extent fruit is very healthy due to its good ingredients or should, instead, be avoided because of its fructose content (fructose is a carbohydrate with a relatively high glycemic index). We generally, therefore, say that vegetables, salads and herbs are healthier than fruit, which due to its fructose content (fructose intolerance) also leads to intolerance in some people. Low-sugar fruits (e.g. blackberries, blueberries, etc.) are a possible compromise.

A diet with very little carbohydrates is called a ketogenic diet (less than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day!). Athletes often adhere to such a diet in order to lose fat and build muscle, and in very severe illness we recommend at least one attempt at a ketogenic diet.

1.2. Protein

One should ingest more vegetable than animal protein. Salads and vegetables are ideal, in smaller doses also potatoes (not allowed on the ketogenic diet), with (tolerated) legumes and eggs or, if tolerated, desired and ethically permissible dairy products or meat from species-appropriate husbandry. Goat’s milk is well tolerated and contributes to detoxification.

Soy is the best tolerated if, as is customary in Japan, it has been fermented.

1.3. Fats

Unsaturated fatty acids are important for health. Fundamentals are monounsaturated fatty acids, which are found especially in olives. Olive oil, versus canola oil, for example, has additional healthy ingredients that may also help to fight cancer.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids are very important, with a balance between omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids. On a normal diet omega-6 fatty acids significantly predominate, so you should actively look for omega-3 fatty acids that occur in large quantities in certain wild types of fish, some algae, linseed and flaxseed oil and much less in canola oil and walnuts. Recommended are, for example, two to three tablespoons of freshly ground linseed with its positive ingredients (see 2.7. Omega-3 fatty acids).

Fish is often contaminated with heavy metals and must therefore be assessed with caution, with the same applying to offal, which is after all the detoxifying organs of animals.

Saturated fatty acids are also important and healthy if they have the right length, so-called short-chain fatty acids. These are found in non-hydrogenated palm or coconut oils. Of all fats, these also tolerate heat the best, so they can be used for cooking. Unsaturated (healthy) fats, however, become so-called trans fatty acids, which are very unhealthy, under the influence of heat. Margarine, for example, should therefore be avoided. The more unsaturated the fatty acids, the more sensitively they react to heat. For example, linseed oil should be stored in dark bottles in the refrigerator and consumed within two to three weeks.

1.4. Plant auxiliaries, dietary fiber

Dietary fiber is used to maintain health, fight off infections and may prevent cancer. This is mainly found in lettuces, vegetables, herbs, wild herbs and whole grain products.

2. Micronutrients

This raises the question of whether it is possible in our time through diet alone to obtain a sufficient supply of all essential micronutrients. It has been proven that people that have optimal levels of vitamins, minerals and other important substances in their blood are healthier and, if they become ill, survive the illness better.

The uncontrolled intake of individual vitamins and minerals may, however, be harmful, such as the intake of beta-carotenoids or vitamin E (each taken separately) by smokers, who subsequently had increased rates of lung cancer, or of selenium, which after many years of uncontrolled high intake increased the risk of diabetes. As is explained below in vitamin E the intake of the entire form with all the tocopherols and tocotrienols is important.

How can this be explained? Vitamins often have the task of intercepting reactive metabolites (so-called free radicals) from metabolic processes. One speaks of an antioxidant effect and they are also called free radical scavengers. Once they have captured these free radicals, however, they themselves are reactive and must be able to release these molecules again. This is done in interaction with other vitamins, proteins, and especially plant supplements such as flavonoids, for example curcumin. In nature vitamins are also often present not in one form but in several, and it is not certain whether perhaps what is important here, as is the case regarding polyunsaturated fatty acids, may be an equilibrium between the various forms.

We believe that, as far as this is possible, deficiencies should be detected through laboratory tests and corrected.

This is not possible for all vitamins and minerals, so we consider the temporary administration of a variety of vitamins and minerals in combination with other adjuvants on the basis of a good diet as the best course.

2.1. B-vitamins

By the consumption of superfine flour and industrial sugar, today many people do not ingest a sufficient amount of B vitamins. These support other vitamins such as beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C.

Vitamin B1 (thiamine or aneurine) is very important for the function of the nervous system. Its fatty predecessor, benfotiamine, has particularly good bio-accessibility.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin) are important, for example, for the function in the mitochondria. They are very unstable and are quickly absorbed by the body and excreted again. Vitamin B2 is important for the skin and the mucus membranes; vitamin B3 is needed for the nervous system, cell repair and the maintenance of oxygen capacity in the blood. In genetically determined elevation of lipoprotein alpha, elevated LDL cholesterol and in psychiatric and neurological diseases, a highly dosed administration of vitamin B3 up to 3 g/day is successful.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is vital for the synthesis of glutathione from homocysteine (and therefore important for lowering elevated homocysteine values), of phospholipids (in the nerve cells), of bile acids, hemoglobin and serotonin. It is very important during pregnancy.

Vitamin B12 (best measured via urinary methylmalonic acid) and folic acid act in the formation of blood and the function of the brain. Folic acid is also important for protein metabolism and for the carriers of our genetic information, nucleic acids.

Some people that have problems converting vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folic acid into their active form require the active form of these vitamins: pyridoxal-5-phosphate (active vitamin B6), methylcobalamine (active vitamin B12), folinic acid (active folic acid).

2.2. Vitamin C

The daily amount to be taken in is 1 to 3 g. Apes, which are similar to us genetically than 98%, eat a daily ration of 4.5 g of vitamin C, which for humans would equal a dose of nearly 10 g. The cheapest option is to buy ascorbic acid and dissolve this with a natural chalk (such as dolomite) and water. The result is a buffered magnesium and calcium ascorbate. Natural Vitamin C with bioflavonoids is even better - or a buffered vitamin C preparation. In patients with sulfur deficiency (lack of cysteine, glutathione), vitamin C can develop pro-oxidant effects. Therefore it should be combined with acetylcysteine (see below). Vitamin C supports the immune system, is essential for the production of connective tissue and thus necessary for the elasticity of blood vessels and blood circulation. It also prevents the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines.

2.3. Vitamin D

Vitamin D has moved in recent years into the spotlight of medical research (1). Therefore we wish to deal with it here in detail.

New effects are always being discovered. An insufficient supply of vitamin D can set the stage for a variety of diseases. This is true not only for a lack of calcium deposit in bones in children (rickets) or adults (osteomalacia, osteoporosis), as has already been known for some time.

Autoimmune diseases, too, (e.g. polyarthritis) and susceptibility to infections, neurological and psychiatric diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson's disease, or depression and schizophrenia, all common diseases of the cardiovascular system and metabolism, particularly cancers of all types, are in some cases dramatically favored by a vitamin D deficiency. For example, the risk of developing pancreatic cancer is already reduced by half by the daily intake of 400 IU of vitamin D.

These findings are of extraordinary importance if one is aware of the fact that over 50% of the Central European population has a vitamin-D deficiency; in winter this figure even rises to above 80%!

Vitamin D effectively protects the body against infectious diseases such as influenza by stimulating the formation of the body's own defense peptides. People who live at higher altitudes or nearer the equator have a higher life expectancy and fewer illnesses. This effect is probably due to the fact that UVB radiation, which stimulates vitamin D formation in the skin, is greater in these areas.

In pregnant women with a vitamin D deficiency, the bone density of their children is still decreased up to the age of nine years.

For measurement it is important not to measure the finished vitamin D in the blood (1,25-OH-calciferol), but the 25-OH-calciferol, also referred to as 25-OH-vitamin D3. This has to do with the fact that 1,25-OH-calciferol, including in a situation of general vitamin D deficiency, can be increased by parathyroid hormone of which more is formed when there is a vitamin D deficiency. Optimal values for 25-OH-D3 are located in the top reference field (usually between 50-100 ng/ml), because the ‘normal population’ already suffers from a suboptimal vitamin D supply and the reference values have a mean that already represents the abnormally low values in the population. According to the latest knowledge, all values below 30 ng/ml should be regarded as a deficiency. 1,25-OH-calciferol is measured in kidney patients that cannot convert the 25-OH-calciferol into this active end form.

So far, only a daily intake of 400 IU of vitamin D has been recommended. In virtually all studies it was shown that with this low dose there is no health-promoting effect. Now at least 800-5,000 IU of vitamin D is recommended and even the intake of 10,000 IU vitamin D for 5 months has shown no adverse effect. Vitamin D is normally formed from cholesterol in the skin by UVB radiation, and this is the best form of vitamin D supply, which exceeds a vitamin D intake in effect.

Through full-body exposure to sunlight (preferably naked), up to 20,000 units of vitamin D can be formed in the skin. It should be noted that sunlight exposure cannot trigger vitamin D intoxication, since if too much vitamin D is produced, this is destroyed again by sunlight. So it is better to expose oneself to the sun for several short periods rather than one long one. Over the last few years many people have avoided the sun (because of the fear of the sun’s rays created by the media and doctors), or have used sunscreens that block the vital UVB radiation and additionally may have a deleterious effect on the skin, the body and the environment. Sunscreens with a sun protection factor of 15, for example, reduce vitamin D formation in the skin by 99%. Meanwhile, however, it has been estimated that sunlight prevents cancer 30 times more than triggering it.

Additionally, in the winter, spring and autumn the UVB radiation in Germany is insufficient, especially in the cities, because due to air pollution only very little UVB light reaches the ground. This explains the observation that, during these seasons, the disease incidence (including heart attack) increases. Additional exposure to UVB-intensified solariums or by taking vitamin D supplements is important.

2.4. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an important antioxidant and, differently than vitamin C, does not function in aqueous tissue but in fatty tissue and is used almost everywhere in the body.

This vitamin has ‘innocently’ been scientifically discredited because its effectiveness in various diseases has been questioned. Indeed harmful effects have been suggested. Vitamin E consists of four tocopherols (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, delta-tocopherol) and four tocotrienols (alpha, beta-, delta-, gamma-tocotrienol). Vitamin E that consists only of alpha-tocopherol should not be ingested. However, this is precisely the vitamin E-form that is usually sold!

A good source for healthy, mixed vitamin E is wheat germ oil, organic red palm oil, raw and fresh sprouted wheat germ and raw or germinated sunflower seeds. Wheat germ oil has the highest vitamin E content, which due to its high unsaturated fatty acid content is not consumed. Unlike linseed oil, it has a vitamin E surplus. Because, however, linseed oil contains other very effective substances, it should best be enjoyed with some wheat germ oil or red palm oil.

2.5. Vitamin K

Vitamin K is found in vegetables, mainly in fermented foods, and is also produced by healthy intestinal flora.

Vitamin K activates blood coagulation, has a cancer-preventing effect, is important for the health of the cardiovascular system and is essential for bone formation. Vitamin K deficiency thus causes osteoporosis, cancer and heart attack.

2.6. Coenzyme Q10

This fermentation of the respiratory chain is essential for energy production in mitochondria. 50% of the Q10 in the body is stored in the mitochondria. Der Gesamtbestand liegt bei 0,6 - 1,5 g. In many diseases Q10 is measured as deficient as a cholesterol-bound Q10, particularly in cancer, heart muscle weakness, heart rhythm disorders, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, hyperthyroidism and fatigue syndrome. Cholesterol synthesis enzyme inhibitors such as statins lead to a deficiency of Q10 and can be responsible for muscle weakness, impotence and the dissolution of muscle cells. A deficiency of Q10 can also result from a insufficient supply of B vitamins (pantothenic acid, niacin, B6, B12 and folic acid), vitamin E, and phenylalanine or tyrosine.

In case of a deficiency that occurs frequently at an age over 50 years and with toxicity, Q10 should be given. This often shows an improvement of brain and nerve function, heart function (antiarrhythmic and blood pressure-stabilizing effects); a performance enhancement, normalization of body weight and immune-stabilizing effects have been described. Q10 is helpful in gum disease.

2.7. Omega-3 fatty acids

About 90% of people can themselves produce the effective higher-chain omega-3 fatty acids that occur above all in linseed oil, namely alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the effective higher-chain omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which also occur in fish oils. About 10% of the population, particularly people with eczema, allergies or severe illnesses, are no longer sufficiently able to do this. They are dependent on the supply of finished long-chained omega-3 fatty acids (DHA, EPA). After a certain time of ingestion, the body’s own production of alpha-linolenic acids can be reignited.

In our time the intake of omega-6 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic acid), which are found in most vegetable oils (safflower oil, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil, corn oil) and in nearly all cereals, is much too high. It inhibits the body’s own production of higher-chain omega-3 fatty acids from alpha-linolenic acid. In ‘ancient times’ the ratio of the intake of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids was 1:1.

A healthy ratio is already a relation of 1: 1.5 to 1: 2. Today, however, the reality is a ratio of 1 : 20 - 1 : 50 in favor of omega-3 fatty acids. The faulty ratio, measured by a fatty acid profile, increases inflammatory processes. More effective but also more expensive oils than fish oils are obtained from krill - which contains highly potent active ingredients (phosphatidylserin, astaxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein) - or derived from cold-water algae. Natural astaxanthin is one of the best antioxidants and is said to be about 550-fold more effective than vitamin E.

The fat of animals that eat wild herbs (contained in milk or meat from grazing animals or wild animals) and eat the yolk of hens that eat linseed, sometimes has higher proportions of DHA and EPA than fish themselves.

In the presence of disease at least 500 mg of DHA and 800 mg of EPA should be ingested.

2.8. Chromium

Chromium is a component of the glucose tolerance factor and thus plays a role in sugar metabolism. Diabetics tend to have a deficiency in chromium.

2.9. Copper

Copper is important for wound healing, immune function, brain function and for the synthesis of collagen (connective tissue construction). In connective tissue weakness there may therefore be a copper deficiency. However, usually too much copper is present, so that generally no copper should be supplemented - except in exceptional cases or during long chelation cures (where copper is discharged).

2.10. Magnesium

Magnesium protects the heart and is effective against high blood pressure and heart rhythm disturbances. It relieves tension and pain and is important in osteoporosis and ADHS. It reduces - as do vanadium, manganese and chromium – the craving for sweets. It reduces the risk of diabetes and kidney stones, stimulates the immune system and increases energy. It should be measured in whole blood or erythrocytes. At least 300 mg of magnesium should be taken daily. Natural dolomitic limestone, particularly Dolomite-S-Dolpes, contains no lead and contains, unlike other dolomite products, a high amount of magnesium (see also the notes on vitamin C).

Another good source is magnesium-buffered lactic acid (Mg-lactate).

2.11. Manganese

2.12. Molybdenum

Molybdenum is a co-factor of the enzyme sulfite transferase and thus plays a role in sulfur metabolism. It is important for the health of our joints. Molybdenum is required in the respiratory chain of mitochondria. It has its light absorption maximum in the yellow region and thus also supports the transfer of photons in the mitochondria. Without molybdenum proper functioning of these processes essential to our health would be impossible.

2.13. Selenium

Selenium is important for the conversion of the thyroid hormone tetra-iodine thyronine (T4) to the active tri-iodine thyronine (T3). It is needed for the detoxification of free radicals generated in the mitochondria by the enzyme glutathione peroxidase. Selenium binds mercury and can thus render it harmless.

Germany and other European countries are selenium-deficient areas. People with selenium deficiency have an increased risk of developing cancer, especially prostate cancer. Selenium is primarily contained in Brazil nuts, coconuts, cereals (from the USA) and in seafood. Organic products generally contain higher amounts.

2.14. Zinc

Zinc is the most important trace element and involved in over 300 enzymes. The deficiency symptoms range from impaired wound healing, skin disorders, hair loss and susceptibility to infections, diarrhea, intestinal inflammation, liver disease, eye damage and fertility disorders to ADS, depression and cancer. Zinc can be measured in whole blood.

At least 10mg of zinc is needed per day.

2.15. Ultra-trace elements

The administration of ultra-trace elements - such as germanium, vanadium, strontium, tungsten, boron - has proven its benefit with regard to cancer in several tests.

Entirely positive experience was gained concerning pure organic germanium. However, it is banned in Europe because there have been deaths while germanium was being administered from uncontrolled sources. It is said to improve the overall oxygen supply to the tissues and show anti-oxidative effects. Natural sources of germanium are chlorella, garlic, ginseng, Mumijo and bamboo.

Strontium seems to be necessary for healthy bone metabolism. Vanadium and boron probably play a role in sugar metabolism.

Deficiencies in ultra-trace elements can be estimated by hair mineral analysis.

2.16. Zeolite

Zeolites are microporous aluminum silicates that can absorb many substances, including heavy metals. Some therapists recommend the use of zeolite for detoxification, while others are concerned because of the high aluminum content. Clinical studies of the effectiveness of zeolite have unfortunately not yet been done.

Furthermore, the use of organic healing soil (e.g. in Pro-Mumijo) has proven helpful.

2.17. Amino acids

Through the denaturing of proteins (from 43° C heating), and due to reduced uptake into the body in bowel disease, an amino acid deficiency is not rare at all. This can be measured via a so-called amino acid profile in the blood.

2.17.1 Some effects of amino acids

Actely-cysteine (sulfur donors, formation of glutathione); glutamine (energy for colon cells, formation of glutathione); aspartic acid (effective for ammonia detoxification); arginine (nitric oxide-forming agents, promoting circulation, stimulating the production of growth hormones and bone); lysine (anti-viral, formation of collagen tissue, formation of carnitine and growth hormones, against osteoporosis); taurine (promotes bile production and therefore the discharge of pollutants); ornithine (liver protection); glycine (discharge of plastics and important component of glutathione - taken before sleep it has a calming effect); L-tyrosine (important for the formation of thyroid hormones and the important hormones adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine).

Branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine, for example in goat whey and whey protein) have a constructive effect, support the liver and stimulate muscle growth. Methionine is an antioxidant and a precursor of taurine, glutathione and S-adenyl-methionine (SAM). It acts in the treatment of phosphate stones and acidifies the urine. Because it is metabolized up to 50% in the liver, it should only be given cautiously in serious liver disease, or else replaced by the active form (SAM). SAM is necessary for the provision of key methyl groups, without which life is practically impossible. It helps with hip and knee arthritis, because it contributes to the body’s own formation of joint-protecting glucosamine. SAM also acts as well as antidepressants against depression, protects against brain diseases and can detoxify the liver. It is important for the formation of carnitine and lecithin, of phosphatidyl serine and choline or acetylcholine. Because the administration of methionine or SAM can lead to an increase in homocysteine, the vitamins B2, B6, B12 and folic acid should also be administered, preferably in their active forms.

2.18. Polyphenols and other agents