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January 3, 2011


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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Thomas A. Edison


Dear friend

The holiday season is past us: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

My last note was about the danger of sugar for the brain, especially our children's brains.

Today, let's talk about our eating habits, our behavior around food, and the disastrous conseqences for our health, especially our brain health.

We will talk more about this during the upcoming months. For many of us this is has been a time of eating more often foods that contain larger amounts of carbohydrates and calories. For many of us, this also means putting on extra pounds, often adding them to an already overabundant weight.

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Dr. Z’s Weight Loss Express

For more than 20 years I have been recommending an Atkins type high protein diet to combat Candida, hypoglycemia, food allergies and digestive problems. During the initial intense nutritional protocol most of my patients, and on-line clients, lose a considerable amount of weight. However, some of my clients - when they return to a more “normal” diet with the typical higher carbohydrate content - would plateau or even regain some weight.

In the past I have refused to make weight loss a primary issue in my clinical work, because health and a balanced body was my main goal. One of my patients, Lorraine M. had experienced the exact situation described above. She lost 6 lb. during the initial 4 week nutritional protocol. And then she stopped losing weight. She convinced me to try a liquid, high protein diet using the ingredients I was already using clinically.

As usual I decided to be my own guinea pig. Armed with Medipro, the digestive supplements Betaine HCL and Dipan-9, Vitamin C/Pure Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin E, and Essential Fatty Acids I embarked on this liquid protein diet on May 6th. By May 11th ( that is 5 days) I had lost close to ten pounds. The following weekend I was sitting mostly in my car and I regained two pounds.

During the next week I had Medipro for breakfast and lunch. In the evening I had a regular dinner with my family. By May 19th I had lost a total of 12 pounds, and by May 23rd an additional pound. That is a total of 13 pounds in two weeks and 2 days.

I have to admit that I was impressed. I had not been at this weight for 15 years! The process was easy.

The sense of hunger disappeared after two days. My energy levels increased dramatically. I feel overall younger. I worked out in the gym and did lots of hard work in the garden without any noticeable fatigue.

I was so excited about this process that I added the weight loss protocol to my clinical work and our web site. We named it Dr. Z’s Weight Loss Express. There you can find a detailed description why our current dietary habits do not work for most people, and why this high protein diet approach is actually good for your overall health.

Here are some highlights:

  • Energy (glucose) is needed for all body functions - brain, muscles, etc.
  • The body can derive energy from carbohydrate foods (grains, fruits, sugar, etc.) from fat and protein
  • The body cannot make protein (foundation of life: muscles, hormones, enzymes) from carbohydrates
  • All excess carbohydrates are stored as fat deposits for later use
  • We used to have to work hard for a living!
  • We used to live by the seasons: summer and fall was harvest time
  • Sugar and sweets were rare treats
  • Summer and fall was the time of plenty - to eat a lot of carbs to put on fat for the lean times of winter and spring
  • Winter was the time of meat and roots
  • Now we have permanent harvest time: carbohydrates in any form are available any time
  • Most of us eat too many carbs all the time. Sugar is everywhere and in everything! Just read the labels.
  • All excess carbs are stored as fat...we gain weight all year round!
  • We are leading more and more sedentary life styles (jobs, TV, computers, etc.). Our muscles don't burn the energy they used to. Excess carbs are deposited as fat. We gain weight!
  • High carbohydrate meals cause a rapid rise in blood sugar
  • High blood sugar levels cause the pancreas to release high levels of insulin
  • High insulin levels cause a rapid drop in blood sugar levels, often to below normal levels
  • Low blood sugar levels cause hunger and classic hypoglycemia symptoms with further carb cravings.
  • Your brain requires blanced blood sugar for it to function properly.
  • Hypoglycemia means - your brain can't work properly.
  • Insulin is called the storage hormone: it stores all excess glucose as fat...we gain weight
  • The Yo Yo continues: the more carbs we eat, the more we crave them, the more we gain weight
  • Continuous high carb diets exhaust the pancreas: this can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Insulin resistance means that insulin is unable to move the glucose out of the blood into the cells
  • The cells can’t make energy. Fatigue follows. Abnormal high blood sugar levels (diabetes) follow. Your brain can't work.
  • Insulin resistance means - your brain can't work properly.
  • Exhausted pancreas may fail to produce insulin which also leads to high blood sugar levels (diabetes)
  • Diabetes leads to all kinds of terrible neurological and circulatory problems
  • Diabetes means - your brain can't work properly.
  • High carb diets and lack of exercise cause high blood levels of triglycerides (fats) and cholesterol
  • High blood pressure and heart disease often follow.


With Dr. Z’s Weight Loss Express and regular physical exercise/activity this cycle is broken. Fat stores are depleted to make energy.

We lose weight! Blood sugar levels stay even. The stress on the pancreas is minimized. The risk for diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure is much reduced. We feel better!

Here are the basic ingredients of the Weight Loss Express:

You may need to address Candida overgrowth issues as well. Please complete the on-line Self Evaluation to get feedback as to what issues you may need to address in addition to weight control/reduction.

Note: Do not take Betaine HCL if you suffer from stomach/intestinal ulcers, unless you are under the direct supervision of a knowledgeable health care provider.

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With your order you will receive detailed instructions as to how, when and for how long to take the nutritional supplements contained in Dr. Z's Weight Loss Support.

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Weight gain/obesity is a problem for your pets as well.

  • Consider feeding your cats and dogs a high protein diet. They will be grateful.
  • Dry dog and cat food is typically grain based and high in carbohydrates. Its food sources are often highly questionable.
  • Thorne Research has created a line of pet supplements using the same production/ingredient standards as in their "human line". Many "human" supplements are fully usable for pets, with different dosages.


In order to get a sense of our clinical work, please review some of our client comments .

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I wish you well.

Thank you again for your interest and support.

Dr. Z

Peter Zeischegg, MS, DC, DACNB
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist


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