Sunday, April 23, 2017

Get the scoop on Ultra Monolaurin
Our NATURAL Ultra Monolaurin is the one that also includes the other antimicrobial medium chain fatty acids: Monomyristin, Monocaprin and Monocaprylin - and nothing else - no fillers, no binders, no dyes, no capsule. 

Each 1/4 tsp (750 mg) of these easy-to-take pellets delivers a 90% pure distillate of coconut oil (hint: all the benefits of coconut oil - but you don't have to take a cupful or two to reap the rewards).

Coconut oil is a mixture of long and medium chain fatty acids.  The magic is in the medium chains, which possess antimicrobial properties.  Yes, Monolaurin is present in the highest concentration; but each monoglyceride has a specific health advantage. 

In studies Monolaurin has demonstrated the most ability to fight against viruses, bacteria parasites and fungi.  However, there are some instances where one or another of the medium chain monoglycerides may work better against specific organisms.  In some instances it is the only one to work against a specific organism. 

Coconut oil (and Ultra Monolaurin) is a natural combination of 'medium chain fatty acids'.  Because they work synergistically you can anticipate a more effective result .


Monocaprin - was effective against C. jejuni
Monocaprylin - with caprylic acid - was effective against a variety of bacterial pathogens, including Campylobacterjejuni (C. jejuni)
Monomarystin - was most active against chlamydia (compared with the other monoglycerides)

Monocaprylin (Caprylic acid) has been demonstrated (and used for over 50 years) to inhibit the growth of candida albicans.

Antibacterial study of the medium chain fatty acids and their 1-monoglycerides: individual effects and synergistic relationships

"The protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia is killed by monoglycerides from hydrolyzed human milk. "

Reference: Putting the Pieces Together
Ultra Monolaurin a PDF by John W Jones, MD 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

What the heck is an 'Active' B Vitamin? Why is it important?

High Homocysteine and Brain Function

 How's the ole' brain today?

As we age most things we need in the body slow down.  We have found one that goes UP instead - Homocysteine.  And that's not good. It has been common knowledge for many years that high levels of Folic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 are needed to reduce the level of homocysteine.

I can hear you saying -  my multi has these B Vitamins.  Isn't that enough?  NO!

An elevated level of Homocysteine (EH) is a clear sign that your body has a problem converting the B Vitamins to their active form.

There are a number of very-hard-to-deal-with consequences of EH - ranging from poor bone health to cardiovascular disease to brain structure & function.   Brain, Homocysteine and B Vitamins web site cites information that it might take 30 or 40 years for the brain to decline and exhibit the brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer's.  They recommend homocysteine screening for those over 50 - and for anyone at risk for cardiovascular disease, those with BiPolar disease, Schizophrenia, and anyone exhibiting early signs of dementia, Alzheimer's or memory loss.

 Getting More Forgetful?

A Simple Solution

Our newly reformulated Ultra Vites is made with active B Vitamins.  So, what are these mysterious 'forms', and what are they good for?

'Active' is short for 'BioActive.  This means that the body does not have to transform  whatever the intake was into something it can use in its daily work.   There are genetic reasons (affecting a large percentage of the population) that the body cannot make or has trouble making the conversions.  And, as we age everything slows down.  Skewed diets and skewed nutritional supplementation can exaggerate the problems.  Supplying the active form skirts these problems.

Ultra Vites has been formulated to provide more than adequate levels of the active B vitamins and bio available minerals.  In fact, it provides high levels of all the critical nutrients.

  • 800 mcg Folic Acid as l-methylFolate
  • 1000 mcg Vitamin B12 as methylCobalamin
  • 25 mg Vitamin B2 as Riboflavin 5' Phosphate
  • 25 mg Vitamin B6 as Pyridoxal 5' Phosphate 
  • 25 mg Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • 40 mg Vitamin B3 (niacinamide)
  • 75 mg Vitamin B5 (d-calcium pantothenate)
  • 500 mcg Biotin
DID YOU KNOW that in order for a single B Vitamin to do its work all B Vitamins must be present? That means that if you have trouble converting B12, for instance, all the other B Vitamins are not working at peak efficiency.

It is fascinating that there are ongoing scientific studies using methylcobalamin, active B12, for the pain of diabetic neuropathy, low back pain, general pain management, chronic pain management and much more.  PubMed also lists a number of studies where active b vitamins are being used to treat pain and pain related conditions.

One interesting observation: some study subjects were not classified as being deficient in a vitamin, yet they had high homocystieine levels.  Obviously the problems occur because of an inability to convert to the active forms.. 

Our previous BLOG asks the Question: Is your multi doing its job?
Dr Jones has updated his Nutritional Protocol: High Homocysteine

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Is your multi doing its job?

Are you taking a multi vitamin mineral supplement?

Dare to Compare!
     Ultra Vites, formulated by John W Jones, MD, MPH, has been very popular since it was introduced as Opti-Vites in 2010.

Why did we take a superior formula and make it even better?

     Recent studies indicate a need for more emphasis on the B Vitamins

1)  Folate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2 & Vitamin B6 have been upgraded to their methylated/active forms.

     FACT: In order to become active in the body, certain B Vitamins, namely Folate and Vitamin B12, must be methylated.   While methylation is one of the essential metabolic processes in the body, an estimated 30% of the population suffers from methylation defects.  Ultra Vites now contains Folate as L-Methylfolate and Vitamin B12 as Methylcobalamin.

     FACT: Commonly used supplemental B Vitamins such as B2 and B6 must be converted by the liver into their active forms. Ultra Vites now contain Vitamin B2 as Riboflavin-5-Phosphate (R-5-P) and Vitamin B6 as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P), the active forms which are used more readily by the body.

    Studies have shown that supplementing with various active B Vitamins may offer the following benefits:
  • Improved nutritional status in pregnant women.
  • Significantly improved depression management.  This enhances antidepressant response and improves work, home and social functioning.
  • Improved treatment for bipolar disorder.
  • Those suffering from these problems may experience improved pain relief:  
    • diabetic neuropathy, 
    • low back pain, 
    • and neuralgia.
  • You may be able to reduce the risk of stroke, cardiac events, and dementia by lowering total homocysteine plasma concentrations - the bio available forms of these B Vitamins are more effective.
2)  Biotin (Vitamin B7) has been increased to 500 ug.

     According to WebMD, Biotin is an important component of enzymes in the body that break down certain substances, like fats, carbohydrates and more.

      Biotin has been shown to significantly increase nail thickness, improve brittle fingernails, and reduce splitting.  If these improvements are important to you, check out Phyto-Derm capsules for even more Hair and Nail benefits.

 About the B Vitamins

     In general, the B vitamins are so meagerly supplied in the American diet that most of us  lack some of them. Sugar, alcohol and caffeine also cause deficiency problems. The need for B vitamins increases during infection or stress.  Children and pregnant and lactating women need higher levels for normal growth.  Most authorities agree that the B Vitamins work best if all are supplemented.

     In one way or another, each of the B Vitamins plays a critical role in cell metabolism. Ultra Vites contains all 8 B Vitamins, ensuring support for healthy metabolic, digestive, cardiovascular, and nerve functions.

3)  We added trace minerals to our formula.
     Trace minerals need to be supplied on a daily basis. Many of our body’s biological processes rely on trace minerals which function as co-factors or tools which help your body function properly. Poor farming practices such as excessive cultivation and erosion drain nutrients from the soil. Unless the soil is adequately replenished, which many times it is not, the food grown in these depleted fields will be lacking important nutrients. Ultra Vites now contain a natural trace mineral complex from sea water which supplies a full spectrum of trace and ultratrace minerals in ionic form. These trace minerals along with the other nutrients supplied in this innovative formula help support your body in maintaining health.

4)  We have switched to veggie caps, another important consideration for vegetarians.

5)  Click here to view the complete formula.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Research Abstracts:

Multivitamin Supplementation During Pregnancy: Emphasis on Folic Acid and l-Methylfolate

Assessing Effects of l-Methylfolate in Depression Management: Results of a Real-World Patient Experience Trial

L-Methylfolate For Bipolar I depressive episodes: An open trial proof-of-concept registry.

Methylcobalamin: A Potential Vitamin of Pain Killer

Efficacy of methylcobalamin on lowering total homocysteine plasma concentrations in haemodialysis patients receiving high-dose folic acid supplementation.

B vitamin therapy for homocysteine: renal function and vitamin B12 determine cardiovascular outcomes.

Research – Methylcobalamin

Treatment of brittle fingernails and onychoschizia with biotin: scanning electron microscopy

Friday, February 10, 2017

Is there a relationship between Roundup and world-wide NAFLD?

In early 2014 Dr Jones wrote about the hazard posed by high fructose corn syrup - and sugar from all sources.  Of particular concern is the rising incidence world-wide of NAFLD - Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.  Consequences of NAFLD include Type II Diabetes, obesity and other 'diagnoses'.  The truth is that NAFLD wreaks havock on the liver and GUT, both of which cause a myrida of problems for the body burden.
In general, Dr Jones' nutritional recommendations for NAFLD include minimizing sugar and carbohydrate intake, accenting fatty fish oil consumption, including nutritional supplements like Ultra Omega Linic, Antioxidants and Probiotics.

An article published in January of 2017 discusses recent work by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen, France - "Roundup causes non alcoholic fatty liver disease at very low doses"  

Dr Seralini has been studying the effects of Roundup for many years.  For more information visit and/or  In addition, there is some indication that Monsanto has know about the effects of its herbicide since the early 1980's.

In the latest study "Cutting-edge molecular profiling analyses reveal that the popular weedkiller Roundup causes liver damage at doses permitted by regulators. Report: Claire Robinson". 

So, there is a known world- wide link to NAFLD from high sugar intake PLUS another world- wide association from even low-dose exposure to Roundup. 

How's that for a double whammy?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

100% Pure and Genuine Top sellers | Windrose Aromatics Essential Oils

Evidence Based Clinical Aromatherapy Materia Medica

NAME | Botanical Name | Brief look at Key Properties
  1. BERGAMOT FCF | Citrus aurantium var.bergamia  | cleansing, purifying, deodorant, calming, balancing, refreshing / bath, diffusor, skin and scalp care, lotions, spritzers
  2. CHAMOMILE Roman | Anthemis nobilis | antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, rejuvenative, nervine, soothing, restorative, wound healing, balancing / skin care, massage, inhalation, compress, sport blends, baths
  3. CINNAMON Bark | Cinnamomum cassia | antimicrobial, warming, anti-diarrheal, antidepressant (caution: skin sensitizer)
  4. CLARY SAGE |Salvia sclarea | antispasmodic, nervine, euphoric, sedative, estrogenic, deodorant / massage, compress (PMS), baths, skin care treatments
  5. EUCALYPTUS | Eucalyptus globulus | respirant, anti-infectious, rejuvenative, expansive, invigorating / diffusor, massage, inhalation, sport & cellulite blends, spritzers, liniments, chest rub
  6. FRANKINCENSE  | Boswellia carterii | anti-inflammatory, analgesic, cleansing, purifying, healing, rejuvenative, meditative, protective, replenishing, clarifying / fragrance, skin care treatments, inhalation, massage, lotions, baths, salves & ointments
  7. GERANIUM | Pelargonium graveolens | astringent, healing, cleansing, purifying, rejuvenative, balancing, insect repellant, hypotensive / skin care, fragrance, baths, diffusor, massage, lotions, spritzers
  8. GINGER Root | Zingiber officinale | anti-inflammatory, febrifuge, adrenal stimulant, cleansing, purifying, rubefacient, rejuvenative, tonic, aphrodisiac / dyspepsia, liniments, massage, sport & cellulite blends
  9. HELICHRYSUM | Helichrysum angustifolium, Helichrysum italicumOrganic  | “bumps and bruises eraser,” strong analgesic, rubefacient, purifying,  antispasmodic, rejuvenative, balancing, renewing / compress, massage, salves & ointments
  10. LAVENDER | Lavandula vera | anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, analgesic, soothing, relaxing, balancing, wound healing, rejuvenative, anti-fungal / bath, inhalation, mouthwash, skin care, massage, sport blends, diffusor, spritzers, compress, lotions   NEW Study - Lavender for Menopausal flushing
  11. PEPPERMINTMentha piperita | stomachic, rubefacient, carminative, antispasmodic, toning, invigorating, energizing, balancing / dyspepsia, inhalation, mouthwash, compress, partial body massage, foot treatments, liniments, spritzers, sport blends, salves & ointments
  12. PETITGRAIN Bigarade | Citrus aurantium var. amara  | nervine, anti-depressant, antiperspirant, clarifying, refreshing / skin care, fragrance, bath, inhalation, massage, spritzers, diffusor, lotions
  13. ROSEMARY | Rosmarinus officinalis | detoxifying, treats muscle pain, gout, rheumatism, respiratory complaints, liver and gallbladder problems, fatigue, headache, colds and flu, insect repellent skin care: acne, dermatitis, bacterial and fungal infections
  14. TARRAGON | Artemisia dracunculus  | carminative, revitalizing, regulating, purifying, hormone balancing, anti-cancer / dyspepsia, compress, cellulite massage blends
  15. TEA TREE | Melaleuca alternifolia | Organic |  cleansing, purifying, balsamic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal  / scalp and skin care, inhalation, salves & ointments, diffusor, spritzers, compress, massage, mouthwash
  16. THYME | Thymus vulgaris, Thymus satureioides (Borneol) | respiratory complaints, asthma, cystitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, colds and flu, infectious diseases, muscle aches and pains skin care: insect bites, lice, scabies, bacterial and fungal infections (caution: Thymus vulgaris is a skin sensitizer - choose a low thymol chemotype such as Thyme Borneol or Thyme Linalool for skin application)
  17. YLANG YLANG  | Cananga odoranta genuina | Organic | regulative, hypotensive, balancing, aphrodisiac, euphoric / fragrance, skin care, massage, baths, lotions, spritzers, inhalation, fixative
    © 2016 Time Laboratories ● 877-846-3522 ●
This chart is intended as an informational guide only. It is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease. Anyone with a serious health condition should consult a qualified health professional. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A New Drug-Resistant Killer Yeast

From an article from ANH (Alliance for Natural Health)

The article is about an emerging strain of yeast (fugi): Candida auris, which has become drug-resistant.  This is in addition to another species which the CDC has been tracking called C. glabrata.  The referenced article has a good discussion about the spraying of fungicides on crops and the C. auris may be a new species - meaning very little is known about it.

But can it be ‘tamed’ by natural means?

By John W Jones, MD

Ultra 4x6 ProbioticsAs the article also points out, there are natural ‘treatments’ for yeast.  At the top of the ANH list is probiotics. 

Probiotics are very important because these organisms keep the Learn about Ultra Monolaurintotal GUT biota in healthy balance - good bacteria do keep the bad influences in check.  I highly recommend Ultra 4x6 Probiotics which contains 6 probiotic strains with a 4 billion potency.

I also recommend Ultra Monolaurin.  While there are no ‘studies’ to ‘prove’ it is effective against these particular strains, it has been proven to be effective against other strains of candida.  In particular, Ultra Monolaurin contains Monolaurin and its vital medium chain fatty acid  (MCFA)  companions; Monomyristin, Monocaprin and Monocaprylin.  They are all biologically active.  This makes Ultra Monolaurin

Caution: not all monolaurin contains all the MCFAs

There are also preventive measures you can consider.  As you know, I actively promote the Low Carbohydrate lifestyle.  One of the reasons this is an effective way to deal with yeast infections is that this diet deprives them of the sugar they so happily use to multiply and thrive. 

One huge advantage to this natural approach is that you do not promote the unintended consequence of drug-resistance tor the kinds of problems caused by yeast infections.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Flossing | Does it do any good?

by Marilyn Sidwell, Nutrition Pure and Simple
I caught a message on TV recently questioning the effectiveness of flossing - and it reminded me of an article by Alan Gaby, MD, published in the TOWNSEND LETTER for DOCTORS & PATIENTS -APRIL 2006.  With his permission, (and for your laugh-of-the-day) I share it with you.

Evidence-based medicine takes a fall     

To determine whether parachutes are effective in preventing major trauma related to gravitational challenge, a systematic review was performed of all studies examining the effects of using a parachute during free fall.  Data sources included Medline, Web of Science, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases. The main outcome measure was death or major trauma, defined as an injury severity score >15. The authors were unable to identify any randomized controlled trials of parachute intervention.  They concluded that the effectiveness of parachutes has not been subjected to rigorous evaluation by randomized controlled trials.

Comment: Advocates of evidence-based medicine have criticized the acceptance of interventions that have been evaluated only by observational studies.  The use of parachutes during free fall is one such unproven intervention.  The authors of this report suggest that everyone might benefit if the most radical proponents of evidence-based medicine organized and participated in a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial of the parachute.

Smith GCS, Pell JP. Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. BJM. 2003:327:1459-1461. |

Question and Comment about the above by Dr Gaby:

  1. Question: Would any of the evidence-based ‘scientists’ participate in a study to test parachutes?
  2. We have to ask why, if the doctor tried a nutritional approach and it worked is that not valid evidence?
Dr Gaby's website: 

So, the next time you hear a report about a way to help a patient that uses a procedure or method that lacks a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study (and is therefore NOT VALID) - remember the 'parachute' challenge.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.