Can you help me with a nutritional program?

Question Dr. E

I have been using your products for the last 6 mo. and have been very happy with them.
I currently take 1 scoop of your protein powder, 1 oz of Acai and 1 oz of goji in a soy/rice milk shake every morning. I’m always looking to try and experiment with new things.

I’m going to be placing another order and would appreciate your product recommendations. I’m 45, very fit, active and plan on staying that way,…LOL

I’m currently interested in:

  1. Would all of the above be recommended or would the benefits of some be found in the others and then they would overlap eliminating the need for all of them?

  2. Would you have any other recommendations?

  3. How would you recommend taking the supplements?

Thank you in advance for your response.


Answer Tom,

I am almost 44 and have the same goals. This is what I do in the morning. It’s a little extreme but I want to live to 100, go to bed with a smile on my face and just not wake-up the next day, never having to see any doctor and not on medications. You can also check out my practice website here

From* I take daily:

And if I need a little immune boost I will add 1 ounce of TheraAloe*.


Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc

Reply Dr. E,

Thank you for your reply.

I have a couple more questions:

  1. How do you feel about L-Tryptophan? What kind of people would you recommend this for? I know way back they took it off the market due to some unfortunate incidents.

  2. ACAI Max OR Absolute Acai Powder? Why choose one over the other?

  3. Taking the list below, how beneficial would adding supreme greens be?

  • Whey Protein Powder

  • Goji Fusion OR Absolute Goji

  • ACAI Max OR Absolute Acai Powder

  • Liquid Power

  • 10 oz soy milk

  • 4 oz rice milk

  • 1tbl flaxseed oil


  1. How do you feel about L-Tryptophan? What kind of people would you recommend this for? I know way back they took it off the market due to some unfortunate incidents. It was as still is totally safe. FDA made a big mistake now it’s fixed. 3 before bed is the recommended dose and can be taken by most adults.

  2. ACAI Max OR Absolute Acai Powder? Why choose one over the other? Absolute Acai, because it’s pure 100% acai goodness.

  3. Taking the list below, how beneficial would adding supreme greens be? Very beneficial.

  • Whey Protein Powder
  • Goji Fusion OR Absolute Goji
  • ACAI Max OR Absolute Acai Powder
  • Liquid Power
  • 10 oz soy milk – Would use water, too many sugar calories and not much nutritional benefit.
  • 4 oz rice milk – Would use water, too many sugar calories and not much nutritional benefit.
  • 1tbl flaxseed oil


Marcus Ettinger Dc, BSc

Am I asking for something impossible?

Subject: Product inquiry

Question: Dr. Ettinger,

I have been attempting to order a product you have shown in your product catalog; however I do not see the product listed on the website and when I contacted your customer service line to place an order the customer service representative stated he could not pull the product up on his computer either. I want to know has the product (LIQUID GHR – PRO) for the body been discontinued or is it listed under a different name. Please help as I would love to place an order for this product. The description of the product definitely makes me interested in receiving the benefits from using
such a product.

Thank you in advance for your response.

Lisa DeLoatch

Answer: Lisa,

I am very sorry for the delay. That product has been discontinued. Tell me what body challenge you want handled or what are you trying to achieve and I can help pick out some products. They may be ours or something else you can get at a health food store.


Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.

Reply: Dr. Ettinger,

Thank you for your response. I am so sorry the product is discontinued. Right now I am experiencing the need for some hormone therapy. I need or desire a supplement that will help me keep my youthful appearance and help me with my skin, hair and nails; something that can control some of the symptoms of menopause as well as increase my metabolism to help rid my body of fat. I hope I am not asking for something impossible, but according to the description of the product (Pro
GHR) I am inquiring about with you, it is such a product.

Thanks in advance for your help. I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Reply: Lisa,

Age is genetics + diet (food and supplements) + outside forces (drinking, smoking, sun) + attitude. I can help with “diet”.

To help slow down aging we need lots of antioxidants. I am 43 and I take our Vitamin E (1), Vitamin C (1), Ultra Supreme Greens (1 heaping tblsp), Lecithin Granules (2 tblsp), Liquid Power (1 ounce), and Whey Protein. From a health food store I take liquid flax seed oil (1 tblsp) and psyllium husk fiber (1 heaping tblsp). I mix everything with water and some frozen fruit in a blender; that’s’ my breakfast. I know it may seem like a lot, it isn’t and I know it does cost a bit.

This program is immune stimulating, anti-aging, low calorie, high antioxidant, super energy producing, anti-Alzheimer’s….. My wife and I will do this for the rest of my life and so will hundreds of patients of mine. This is not only one of the best breakfasts we can have it’s medicine – preventative and curative (my opinion).

I am also attaching my food list.

There is no magic pill to help us stay young. It comes down to clean, natural food; good supplements; exercise; positive attitude; and good genetics.

Let me know what you think about this.


Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.

Reply: Dr. Ettinger,

I currently use the Ultra supreme greens and the Liquid Power, Vitamin C and E; the Goji and Mangosteen juice, HRT and an iron supplement; and eat a variety of fruits for breakfast; however I never thought to mix all of this in a blender and enjoy it that way. Of course I will have to add whey protein, flaxseed and fiber. I make it a point to make sure I choose products that are high in antioxidants. Yes, I like it and will consider the change this week. I did not have an attachment of the food list you indicating you were attaching ,will you send it to me please? What else do you have to help me with the diet? Thank you very much for this information it helps a lot.


Reply: Lisa,

When you have that for breakfast and follow the food list your body will naturally lean down. Exercise is very important to keep your metabolism up. If you need a little edge than check out the bottom products on our full product list. There are some aids for fat burning, cortisol (stress weight gain), energy, and appetite suppression.

Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.

Reply: Thank you Dr. E!

I will use the list as a guide to a healthier and better me.


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Dietary Supplement Access Poll – 01/15/2007

January 17, 2007

Dear California Academy of Health customer:
Dietary Supplement Access Poll – 01/15/2007 results and my response to the CBS Nightly News piece on dietary supplements which aired in two parts, January 15th and 16th.

On January 15th I alerted CAOH.COM customers to a CBS Nightly News piece bashing dietary supplements and I also asked five simple questions. The response was immediate and overwhelming. Within two hours I received over 100 E-mails and by the morning of the 17th I had received well over 200. I am proud of those who took the time to show support for their right to access dietary supplements. A high level of responsibility is a personal attribute I value in those I call friend, and you have shown that today.

A preliminary review of the responses are as follows: 98% answered YES to questions 1, 2 and 3, while 99% answered NO to question 4. I have printed all responses and will be posting selected responses in the comment section below. I have also sent copies of my response to CBS, FDA, NPA, and many other interested parties.



The Five Questions:
1. Do you think dietary supplements are safe? Yes or no?
2. Do you think dietary supplements work? Please explain.
3. Did you know that the government regulates dietary supplements? Yes or no?
4. Would you like to see government control or even eliminate your right to use dietary supplements? Yes or no?
5. Any additional comments are greatly appreciated.


Fact – Mrs. Sue Gilliatt, the woman whose nose, supposedly, fell off because of a dietary supplement dropped her 80-million-dollar lawsuit against Dan Raber. Why? Follow this link to find out (Go Here)
Dan Hurley is the author of Natural Causes: Death, Lies and Politics in America’s Vitamin and Herbal Supplement Industry, and the impetus for the CBS news piece. Below is just one sentence from his book and a perfect example of how to not be fair and balanced.

“Over 60 percent of Americans buy and take herbal and dietary supplements for all sorts of reasons – to prevent illness (vitamin C), to ease depression (St. John’s wort), to aid weight loss (ephedra), to boost the memory (ginkgo biloba), and even to cure cancer (shark cartilage, bloodroot) – despite the fact that few of these ‘natural’ supplements have been proven to be safe or effective.”

Fact Linus Pauling M.D. devoted the latter part of his life to promote vitamin C and it’s preventative and curative powers. Doctor Pauling is the only two-time, unshared, Nobel Prize recipient. Who would you trust, Dr. Pauling or Mr. Hurley?

Fact – The Ginkgo tree dates back some 270 million years. It has been used medicinally for at least 1000 years and is the source of over 1900 research abstracts listed on PubMed (Ginko – PubMed link). Do you believe Mr. Hurley or the scientists contributing to these 1900 research papers?

Fact – The FDA does regulate dietary supplements and medications. When found not to be safe, the FDA will remove them from the market-place. (Yes I know they don’t always but they are supposed to and yes I know they are prejudiced against supplements). Here is a direct quote from the U.S. FDA website, “The choice to use a dietary supplement can be a wise decision that provides health benefits.” This is a tough one. Who do you believe the FDA or Mr. Hurley?

Fact – Mr. Hurley claims dietary supplements are unregulated and potentially deadly. Checking poisoning death figures from the American Association of Poison Control Centers, I see that supplements are safer than most other products: there were only 5 accidental deaths linked (reported as possibly due) to dietary supplements over a 3-year period.

In the same 3-year reporting period, there were 67 deaths from plain aspirin, 50 from aspirin combinations, 48 from pesticides, 7 from cosmetics, 66 from household cleaners, 171 from plain acetaminophen, and 446 from acetaminophen combinations. The medical journal JAMA reports that there are over 100,000 deaths a year from pharmaceutical drugs that are used as directed, and many more from improperly prescribed drugs.

How many died from the FDA-approved drug Vioxx? How many from mood-altering and cholesterol-lowering drugs? How many from cardiovascular disease aggravated by synthetic hormone replacement therapy?

Fact – 60% of Americans, according to Mr. Hurley, take dietary supplements. That’s just shy of 180,000,000 people taking supplements. Let’s just assume that 50% of all supplement users are being conned, duped, or forced under threat of death into taking them (just humor me here). That leaves 90,000,000 of us that Mr. Hurley thinks are idiots, and if it wasn’t for the grace of god that he was able to have the foresight and vision to write this book, we would all be damned to an eternity in dietary supplement hell.

Here is a quote from the book’s publisher, “As Hurley shows, the dietary supplement craze may be one of the greatest swindles ever perpetrated on the American public.”

Even the publisher, Broadway, thinks we are all stupid. Statistically speaking, how many people out of this 180,000,000 do you think are really misinformed or just plain naive when it comes to dietary supplements; maybe 180,000 or .01%? I personally feel I am being generous with that number. The majority of supplement takers, from my experience, are knowledgeable and informed.

Due to the launching of our new 100% goji juice (Absolute Goji) in the next few days and all it entails, I will not be able to post the selected responses till this weekend. From all of us at California Academy of Health, Thank you for your support.


Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.
Chief Science Officer (CSO)
California Academy of Health

P.S. Please feel free to E-mail me, anytime, with your thoughts or comments.

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