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The Way Up Newsletter
Vol 5,

She cried and didn't know why Vol. 5
But did it really matter anyway?
What good are answers to the whys
When they only create more questions

  May you be found to be increasing in health & happiness. Let's continue where we left off last month by discussing more information emphasized at the recent Sixth International Congress on Anti-Aging & Bio-Medical Technologies.

There were several presentations on the importance of anti-oxidants(also known as free radical quenchers).Free radicals are not liberated or unjailed militants although they might be considered a form of cellular terrorist. They participate in & contribute to virtually all of the ravaging processes & diseases of aging. Therefore one way to prevent illness & to slow the aging process is to use agents which decrease the production of or tie up & remove free radicals.

Free radicals are produced by the very act of breathing. Excessive production is stimulated by tobacco, alcohol, food, water, drug & air chemicals, stress, radiation, high intake of saturated or fried fats, intense exercise, disease processes, & other conditions of life.

There were several presentations on reduced glutathione at the meeting. It is a critical antioxidant required for a large number of bodily functions. Depletion of glutathione is associated with many disease processes including cancer, AIDS, chronic lung, kidney, liver & neurologic disorders, coronary heart disease and stroke, diabetes, macular degeneration, cataracts, Alzheimers, & increased aging. Centennarians have high glutathione & vitamin C levels.

Glutathione is the only antioxidant found within the mitochondria, which are the energy powerhouses of the cells. There is sufficient evidence from human & animal studies to show a glutathione deficiency shortens the life span & that glutathione repletion increases the life span.

It was previously believed glutathione could not be absorbed in the GI tract. New research shows it is well absorbed orally.

Glutathione can be made in your body from the combination of the amino acids, cysteine, glycine, & glutamic acid & is therefore nutritionally connected. The amino acid, N-Acetlycysteine can convert to glutathione in your body, but maybe not in the mitochondria.

Glutathione deficiency may be caused by an insufficient dietary intake of precursors, impaired synthesis pathways, & excessive tissue utilization secondary to increased free radical production from the situations mentioned above.


Co-enzyme Q10 is another critical antioxidant especially acclaimed for its ability to help a wide variety of cardiovascular problems, notably congestive heart failure. It is also useful with cancer, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, male infertility, & degenerative neurological disorders. More details are on web site.

A number of natural items have powerful antioxidant benefits, such as green tea, pycnagenol, melatonin, alpha lipoic acid, etc. I invite you to do

a search on our site to find more specific details on these & others. Just click on the search bar & 1st search under "antioxidants", then try "free radical quenchers".


Here is where the practical part comes in, & I always like practical. They presented at the conference a new do-it-yourself kit for measuring your anti- oxidant function at home. There are some more expensive blood tests available, but this is urine, is simple, & costs less which is nice when you need to do serial determinations to monitor your progress.

This FREE RADICAL TEST KIT has only been available to the market place within the past month. Each kit contains 4 tests so you can see your baseline then take steps to correct & monitor your progress, or share with family members & friends. THE WAY UP has obtained these tests to make available to you. The price is $45 per kit of 4 tests, with no other charge involved.

As with all our new items not yet incorporated in to the web site, you will need to order by phone, 800-289-8487 or by fax, 760-3227608. We do have many new products not yet on the web site. Let me know if you would like an interim news- letter listing those products.


MSM was presented as a treatment for a number of diseases of aging. MSM was discovered in 1963 by Stanley Jacobs M.D.(professor of Surgery Oregon Health Sciences Medical School). It is a breakdown product of DMSO.

One third of the MSM, by weight, is sulfur. Sulfur is the 8th most common substance in our bodies. MSM is a biologically active form of sulfur. It is free from toxic effects. No toxicity was found in animals given 8000mg per pound of body weight which would be equivalent to an average adult human taking 400,000 mg. It is not the same as sulfa, an antibiotic which has allergenic properties.

MSM has been shown to inhibit pain impulses along nerve fibers, decrease inflammation, dilate blood vessels to increase blood flow, soften scar tissue, aid hair, skin, & nail growth, produce an immune normalizing effect as in auto- immune disorders. It reduces muscle spasm. Athletes at the US Olympic Camp are using 8,000-10,000 mg daily to avoid muscle soreness, & for muscle strains, tendinitis, & athletic injuries.

MSM alters the cross linking process in collagen. Cross linking (a free radical activity) produces aging of the skin & tissues & hardening of the arteries. MSM softens scar & hardened tissues making cell membranes more permeable, as they should be.

MSM has also been found to help with rheumatoid & osteoarthritis, allergies, chronic back pain, muscle pain & headaches, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, interstitial cystitis, scleroderma, cold sores, shingles, Bell's Palsy, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, & posttraumatic pain & inflammation.

MSM is one of my favorite remedies. In my practice I am particularly using it for allergies, headaches, gastrointestinal & skin problems. Just do a search.


In writing about the biochemical, this in no way ignores the importance of using all approaches for healing, preferably simultaneously. However, I do feel when you are in better biochemical balance it is easier to be spiritual & to deal with your psychology. That is why I first emphasize chemistry & proper cellular functioning.

Please feel free to pass this newsletter on to others. Also let me know what you want to hear about.

Goodbye for now and Peace to you.
Priscilla Slagle M.D.
"Remember this: Every decision you make
stems from what you think you are,
and represents the value that
you put upon yourself."
Course in Miracles
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