Archive for April, 2009

Four Steps to Optimal Nutrition

by James H. Martin, ND, DACBN, FAAIM

I know you’ve heard it said a million times, that old adage, “you are what you eat.” And sadly, for the average American, what we’ve become is nutrient deficient, chemical laden, and fat. As a result – no surprises here – obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and a whole slew of other health challenges are rising at an alarming rate. So how do we get on the path to optimal health? By making a commitment to healthy eating, proper nutrition, and toxin reduction.

A healthy diet contains fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, along with a reasonable source of protein. In addition, the diet should be low in fat and refined sugars to support a strong immune system.

The first step in designing a healthy lifestyle and diet requires the elimination of prepackaged, over-processed convenience foods. These foods have been stripped of their nutrition – as much as 85 percent of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are removed from ready-to-eat meals and snacks. What’s more, they are packed full of chemical preservatives, flavor enhancers, and artificial dyes.

Instead, choose organic fresh foods, whole foods, live foods. The closer food is to its original, unadulterated state, the higher the nutritional content. New research is now showing what many of us have known for years – organic products, ounce for ounce, deliver more and better nutrition than their “conventional” counterparts.

As important as what you’re getting from organic foods is what you are not getting – chemical pesticides and fertilizers, artificial dyes and preservatives, animal growth hormones, and antibiotics. Testing reveals that conventional fruits and vegetables routinely carry residues from three to five different chemical pesticides and fertilizers. While chemical manufacturers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) try to assure the masses that each chemical is present in ‘safe” levels, no effort has been made to evaluate the effects of consuming the chemical cocktails that end up on and in our food by the time it reaches the marketplace.

Step two: Augment your healthy eating with supplements. Let’s face it; despite our best efforts, we may not get all the nutrients our bodies need through diet alone. Most Americans struggle to eat all the daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. Supplements not only add what nutritionally may be missing from our diets; they also can aid in digestion and absorption of the nutrients we consume.

Many magazines and websites are filled with one-pill-fits-all supplement solutions, but for optimal results, a customized regimen is best. A qualified professional trained to take many important factors into account, including normal diet, stress factors, age, weight, activity and anxiety levels, exposure to toxins, and overall health will best determine your nutritional supplement needs. Since all of these factors can change, it is important to routinely reevaluate your needs and make any necessary adjustments.

Step three: Minimize your body’s toxic burden. In our post-industrialized world, society as a whole seems to have embraced the “better living through chemistry” mentality. At home, work, and play, we are surrounded by a host of chemicals that we use with reckless abandon. Americans spend over $1 billion each year on chemical cleaners. Billions more are spent on indoor and outdoor pesticides. Now add in chemical air fresheners, perfumes, makeup, and other personal hygiene products, and you begin to see just how pervasive this problem has become. The chemicals in these products are not only polluting our bodies; they are polluting our environment. Fortunately, the selection of non-chemical or green alternatives is growing, and many are now available through mainstream retailers.

Yet, despite our best efforts to keep steer clear of toxins, exposures are a sad, unavoidable fact of modern life. Heavy metals, industrial chemicals – even banned substances like DDT – are ever-present in our air, water, soil, and food supplies. These toxins can accumulate in our bodies and impact our mental and physical health and well-being. Relieving the body of any toxic burden allows our cells, tissues, and organs to heal and return to a natural state of optimal health.

For a fourth and final step, I encourage everyone to “think global and buy local.” Local foods, especially fruits and vegetables, not only taste better; they have higher quality nutrients. Local and organic foods do more than help provide a healthier diet; they also contribute to a healthier environment. Organic farming reduces toxic runoff from pollutants that could contaminate our water, soil, and air. Buying local products reduces the amount of fossil fuels used in transport. This translates into reduced resource consumption and reduced air pollution. Also with less travel, products have a lower risk of contamination, spoilage, and other forms of waste.

The local farmer’s market provides a great alternative to conventional grocery stores. A number of participating local farms are certified organic. There also are many local foods that are raised “naturally.” This can mean that the farmer is using organic methods but has not yet been certified and therefore cannot, under US. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines use the term “organic” to describe their products. At a farmer’s market, you can ask about farming methods and make informed choices that support your health and the health of our planet.

Dr. James H. Martin, director of the Nutrition Wellness Center here in Sarasota, is a Diplomat of Clinical Nutrition and Naturopath with over 32 years of professional experience. Dr. Martin is the current and founding director of the Natural Health Association, a national membership dedicated to increasing awareness of environmental toxins and promoting optimal health through natural healing and the adoption of environmentally sound lifestyle choices. For more information, call 941-371-1991.

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Is the Legal Poisoning of Your Water Slowing You Down?

EPA Allows Thyroid Toxin in Water & Infant Formula

Rocket Fuel?!?

Yes, also known as ammonium perchlorate, this is the key ingredient in military explosives, bottle rockets, fireworks, highway flares and automobile airbags. It’s the chemical that enables the space shuttle to penetrate the earth’s atmosphere and the propellant for ballistic missiles that can be launched across the globe. It’s been disposed of improperly and this negligence has created a widespread health threat.

It’s in Our Water?

Found in drinking water in 28 states, the CDC reports it’s also found in 15 brands of infant formula, cow’s milk and breast milk.

Even More Frightening…

“CDC studies have found perchlorate in the urine of every person tested and have discovered that children between 6 and 11 had perchlorate levels 1.6 times higher than adults.” A 2006 CDC survey of 1,100 women indicated that perchlorate exposure may have caused decreases in critical thyroid hormone levels.

“Should rocket fuel be on baby’s menu? We don’t think so.”

Their report continues with “A new report by scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found perchlorate in 15 brands of infant formula. The CDC team warned that mixing perchlorate with tap water containing “even minimal amounts” of the chemical could boost the resulting mixture’s toxin content above the “safe” level set by the EPA. Perchlorate pollution has also been found in the drinking water in 28 states and territories.

“Contaminant Candidate List”

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has included perchlorate on the “Contaminate Candidate List,” and considers it to be a probable human carcinogen.


Contact EPA Head to Take Action

During her Senate confirmation hearing, EPA head Lisa Jackson promised to act “immediately” to reduce perchlorate contamination in drinking water to protect children and pregnant women. We urge you to contact Ms. Jackson to urge her to make good on her pledge. She can be reached at:

Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator

By email:

By phone: 202-564-4700

By mail: USEPA Headquarters

Ariel Rios Bldg.

1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Mail code: 1101-A

Washington, DC 20460


How would you know if Perchlorate (rocket fuel) is Hurting Your Health?

Many people, who feel tired, fatigued, or gain weight easily have gone to their MD’s and had blood work, that’s supposed to measure thyroid gland function. Often times, the blood test results will be “within normal limits,” yet a thyroid problem can still be present. The patient is told “there’s nothing clinically wrong,” even though their symptoms say something’s not working right.

If a sluggish thyroid problem goes undetected, it can also cause hair loss, brittle nails, brain fog, heart problems, even a higher rate of dental cavities. It’s important to know if your thyroid and hidden toxins are slowing you down.

You may already have all the energy you need and perhaps excess weight is never a problem for you.

But now you can find out for certain if nutritional imbalances or toxic stresses are getting in your way. Environmental chemicals in our water, air, food and homes can be quite sneaky in how they cause symptoms and damage to our bodies. Toxins may show up as allergies, skin problems, memory problems, insomnia, indigestion, vision changes, and headaches and in many other ways.

Feel Confident Knowing You’re Taking Good Care of Yourself

You’ll feel reassured knowing you’re taking the right supplements for you to fight back against toxins, with your individualized supplement profile-included free—with your Targeted Nutritional Analysis.

No More Guessing about Which Vitamins to Take

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May shining health be yours,

Dr. Martin

P.S. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the caring personalized attention you’ll receive at Nutrition Wellness Center……WE PROMISE!

 Presented by: Dr. James H. Martin Nutrition Wellness Center Sarasota Florida

12 Shocking Statistics about Toxins

You’ll Want to Know

*17=the number of “highly poisonous” insecticides, fungicides, & herbicides used in conventional grape production

*215,000,000 =the number of pounds of chemicals sprayed on grapes in California alone, in 1998

*100 =the average number of pharmaceutical medicines (including narcotics & birth control pills) in public drinking water, in “significant concentrations,” according to the U.S. Geological Survey & the Associated Press

*287 =the number of industrial chemicals found in newborn babies, determined by the Environmental Working Group, 2005

*53,000,000 = the number of pounds of pesticides applied every year to cotton fields in the USA

*35% =the percentage of children’s products sold containing toxic lead (as tested by

*690-695 = the first 3 digits of the product barcode on packaged goods indicating the product was made in China

*51 =the number of known water contaminants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not regulate

*113% =the increase in the number of adults hospitalized for asthma between 2000-2005, according to the U.S. Department of Health

*7-8 =the number of years formaldehyde is emitted from furniture & cabinets built using glue containing formaldehyde*

*(new preliminary research shows that exposure to formaldehyde could greatly increase your chances of developing Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

*400 =the number of cosmetic products sold in the USA that are unsafe & banned for use in cosmetics in many other countries

*30% =the increase in anti-oxidant intake when you choose organic food

Source: Super Natural Home, by Beth Greer


“Knowing is not enough! You must take action.”

-Anthony Robbins


What do these numbers mean to someone who’d like to stay well?

You’ve just seen the numbers; you’ve read the disturbing facts….and that’s just a tiny glimpse at the shocking reports we’ve read. Yes, thousands of deadly toxins now saturate our water, food, air, cosmetics, furniture, homes…….and even our babies! It’s impossible for our bodies to eliminate all these poisons that accumulate and cause illness, without help.

But NOW you have the choice—

You can either ignore this daily build-up of chemicals, metals, insecticides, & drugs, taking your chances of a sudden or gradual health crisis destroying your health……


You can discover which precise toxins may be secretly hurting you, setting the stage for illness– with a test called:

TARGETED NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS, available exclusively from Nutrition Wellness Center, that gives you the information you need to feel your best and fight back against the constant onslaught from our toxic world.

(Keep reading for more information about this exciting tool for better insights into health)


Here are the questions people ask us most often:

Question:“How do I get tested?”

Answer:It’s easy…..either through the mail or in person in our Sarasota center, you provide a sample of saliva and urine. On our questionnaire you give us your health history, current complaints, and the names of the supplements and/or medicines you currently take. We perform your TARGETED NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS & report the comprehensive findings to you. You can choose to have your Report of Findings either in person or in a scheduled telephone appointment. We provide you with a detailed information packet, containing your actual test results, our recommendations, and lots of helpful information about health you’ll want to start using right away. We are happy to mail a test kit to you upon payment of your TARGETED NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS.

Question:“But I’ve already had blood work from my medical doctor…wouldn’t these toxins have shown up in my blood?And I try to eat healthy— wouldn’t I feel sick if I had chemicals inside me?”

Answer:Sadly, many medical professionals are just now acknowledging the strong link between toxins and illness. Since most medical doctors know very little about the health effects of toxins, and less about how to get rid of them, they focus instead on easier measurements such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels and body weight. If your doctor were to test you for the environmental chemicals and the specific toxins we check for—you’d pay thousands of dollars and most people wouldn’t want to do that.

Chemical build-up is often hidden inside our brains & cells for many years before we feel sick from them…but by getting rid of this toxic junk before you have obvious health problems, you may be avoiding numerous illnesses and a faster aging process.

Even in strict vegetarians who eat all organic food, we find dozens of poisons. We even find the frequency of DDT in young children…if you live on this planet, you’ll experience some degree of invasion from our toxic world.

Question:“Okay, Dr. Martin, let’s say my TARGETED NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS (TNA) reveals that I have 25 specific chemical toxins and some heavy metals in my body….then how will I get rid of them?”

Answer:From the results of your TARGETED NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS, and your health history & pertinent health information, we use the highest quality nutritional formulas (both capsules & liquids) to get the results you want. Knowing what’s needed to detoxify your body… we can help restore good health & proper functioning to your glands & organs. Many times our nutritional approach will help problems that conventional medicine wasn’t able to help at all. (Ask us for our “SUCCESS STORIES” booklet) We also offer several specific detoxification methods in our Sarasota center, for people who need to start feeling better even faster. Every week we meet health-conscious people from all over the USA & Canada, who visit us to enjoy a healing and educational visit to our center. A relaxing, spa-like setting allows healing to happen in a friendly, comfortable environment.

Question:“I’m ready to get started; I want to feel good again– what will the testing cost & what’s included?”

Answer: A few of my colleagues who have witnessed my protocols, testing and program– told me I should be charging $1500-$2000 for suchextensive time and testing…..but I want to help you get answers at the lowest possible cost to you.

Your comprehensive TARGETED NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS normally priced at $285*, includes:

Your mail-in test kit, with instructions & bottles for your samples, a questionnaire for your health history, the actual test for several hundred toxins, exact dosage recommendations for the supplements you need most, a detailed written Report of Findings in a folder with valuable health information, your scheduled telephone Report of Findings (or in person, if you prefer) at which time all findings of your test are explained to you.

You’ll be amazed at the new insights you’ll gain into stubborn health issues & feel new hope for becoming your healthiest. On-going telephone support is also part of what we do to make your path to success even easier as you reach your health goals.


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Health Alert
Presented by

Dr. James H. Martin

Nutrition Wellness Center Ph: (941)371-1991
4615 Bee Ridge Road Fax: (941)378-3188
Sarasota, FL 34233 Toll Free: (800)222-3610

What’s Slowing YOU Down?
“Revealing the Top 7 Ways to Kill Motivation”

Think back for a moment and remember a day when you felt so energized, so empowered that you knew you could tackle any task, handle any snag, and face any problem that came your way—you felt glad to be alive. Sometimes it’s a feeling of flexibility, creativity or resourcefulness that propels us toward a desired goal. These states of mind are an indication of good health….This is how we are supposed to feel!

A Reality Check on Motivation

For some people that ‘energized feeling’ is their constant state of being…and we’re thrilled for them…..but other people rarely feel so driven and motivated.

How valuable is motivation? What happens when we’re not at all motivated?
For some of us, without motivation, life can be more of a struggle than a joy to live. Have you ever left a project unfinished that needs your attention? Maybe you have household tasks that need your time? Hard to get started doing it? For others, its phone calls or errands that need to be handled, that just do not ever seem to get done. Is this an occasional issue or a life-long energy-deficit?

We believe you’re NOT lazy and NOT ‘crazy’

Millions of people suffer fatigue, apathy, lack of drive, mental ‘fogginess,’ or sometimes depression, anxiety or nervous tension that prevents them from doing all they hope to do. Some people seek out a quick fix from sugar, food, alcohol, or other sources of mood-enhancing substances. Others may have actually been prescribed anti-depressant drugs, having been labeled ‘depressed’ or suffering from ‘anxiety.’ We understand how feeling lousy and symptoms can get in your way.

A discovery TOO BIG to keep secret

Once people let go of the guilt they sometimes feel for not always being a “Superman,” or “Superwoman,” they can look realistically at the underlying causes for these roadblocks in the way of our motivation. Acknowledging the problem is the beginning of moving toward a solution. Just do not be fooled by those who will say, “It’s old age.” That’s an easy excuse that we find to be not the case at all, with most people.
Let’s look closer at the real reasons we slow down…….

ADRENAL EXHAUSTION—your small adrenal glands have a great big job. …Actually many jobs: balancing your pH (acid/alkaline balance), producing estrogen, producing anti-inflammatory substances, helping you cope with allergies and stings and bites, giving you pep and momentary super-human strength in times of emergencies. Residing in our toxic world, our adrenals are weakened from things such as too much sugar, coffee, lack of proper rest, emotional, mental and physical stress, as well as many types of germs and chemicals. When adrenal function is an issue, motivation is hard to find. If ignored for long enough—it becomes really tough to bounce back and feel energetic again.

THYROID/PITUITARY/HYPOTHALAMUS STRESS—You can have a ‘stressed’ or ‘overloaded’ gland from metals, chemicals, bacteria and other toxins, without having an actual disease….in fact, many people have endocrine glands that are not working nearly as well as they should. These glands (& others inside you) do their best to work in perfect harmony to control our energy, appetite, body temperature, and many more crucial body functions….but when loaded with ‘toxic sludge,’ they slow down our metabolism and we lose our ‘edge’ to get things done and be creative problem-solvers.


Years ago, scientists believed nothing could penetrate the barrier between the blood stream and the brain. New research shows even parasites can break through this gateway, causing havoc and tissue damage. Heavy metals such as copper, for example, are known to cause depression, the metal lead can cause lowered IQ and violent behavior. Every time a toxin interferes with delicate brain chemistry, your brain chemicals (called neurotransmitters) cannot function the way they were designed to work. One of these chemicals called dopamine, is a driving, warming brain chemical…….another called serotonin, is known for making us feel comfortable, cool, relaxed and happy. Many mood-managing drugs try to re-create the ideal ratios of these brain chemicals’ but often cause serious side-effects in the process…and do nothing to address the true causes of this imbalance.


Your body will often suppress the signs and symptoms of chronic problems, hiding them from plain view. Often, only when a problem become severe does the pain or ache (or rash or lump or tumor) appear. These ‘low-level infections’ can be slowly destroying your heart, your teeth, your brain, or any organ or gland in your body. Our immune systems are under constant threat of invasion from outside sources, as well as trying to eliminate current germs and other toxins to keep our cells clean and energized. When the body is super busy fighting infections and inflammation; it has little power left over to give us the ‘go-power’ we call motivation.


When we say ‘JUNK FOOD,” we mean any food that has been processed, grown, or treated in ways that make it more of a liability for your body than an asset. When you frequently ingest empty calories in the form of sodas, or packaged foods loaded with chemicals, you’re asking your body to perform miracles to break down and process out these foreign chemicals. If your liver could talk—what would it say about what you eat? Are you ‘nutritionally bankrupt’? Your body wants real food; and it has amazing power to use real food and pure vitamins, minerals and herbs to create health, and rebuild whatever needs attention. When your cells, glands and organs are getting what they need to function well……then your body runs like a well-oiled machine and your brain uses all it’s super-computer powers to give you that unstoppable force called………you guessed it!



Sometimes you might feel that you’d love to spend the day outside, or go for a walk in a park, away from the noise and busy-ness of your fast-paced life….you may feel you have too much to do—that you can’t justify time for yourself and your own needs….but when we ignore this urge to connect with nature, we’re shutting off a force that might be very healing for us. And when we neglect to nurture our desire for emotional or spiritual connections, again, we’re blocking pathways that we as humans need to feel whole, supported and fulfilled. Maybe it’s restful sleep you’re not getting? Without adequate rest; energy levels suffer. Listening to your body is crucial in fine-tuning your health.

YES! Make Time to Play

Even hobbies, sports, music, reading or other recreational activities can stimulate areas of the brain we may not be using in our day-to-day routines. A balanced brain has much more creative power to solve problems than a brain that’s ‘stuck in a rut’.


Are drugs ever necessary? Yes, we believe there are times when chemical formulas are needed to restore or control a body system that has been neglected or is suffering a severe trauma. But far too often, drugs are used to cover-up symptoms and mask the body’s way of asking us to make a change. Sometimes problems worsen from drugs, while the underlying cause of the problem goes unrevealed and unaided. Additionally, the toxic dyes and fillers in medicines are offenders that add an even heavier burden on the body.

Side effects from prescription drugs have caused death and disability among millions of trusting patients. Drug interactions pose another set of problems, often ignored by medical doctors, especially prevalent in the elderly population. Many medicines interfere with the body systems that we need to give us the focus and clarity needed to tackle complex problems. How well would your computer work if you spilled soda on it? Do this for several days—and I’m guessing you might need a new computer. Your brain is a super-computer that doesn’t perform well with interference from unnecessary drugs and medicines. This means you can’t expect great performance from a machine you’re abusing…..again, what suffers? YOUR VITALITY & DRIVE!
Are there other roadblocks to feeling motivated? Yes, we’re sure there are….Maybe you’ve thought of some of your own you’d like to add to our list. Feel free to share them with us.

The Bottom Line

You may have guessed what the bottom line is……If you came to the conclusion that yes, you have a choice……you’re right! You can choose to go through life feeling half-alive, frequently tired or stressed, lacking in motivation and enthusiasm for living…….or you can take action now and find out if your problem could be due to toxins that you didn’t intend to keep …that may be the roadblock to your feeling wonderful.

Imagine feeling really inspired, truly ready to handle the demands on your time and your life. We will do everything in our power to help you capture that feeling you deserve to have as yours. Motivation doesn’t have to be just a dream of what once was…..many people have been able to easily ‘re-charge’ and ‘re-new’ and now live life with enthusiasm and a smile. Pick up your phone and call NUTRITION WELLNESS CENTER and tell us about yourself.

Wishing you shining health and motivation always,

Dr. Martin

P.S. I read this neat quote and thought you might like it, too:

“Life is a big canvas—throw all the paint you can on it!”

-Danny Kaye

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An Urgent Letter for all of you that would like to see more NATURAL HEALTH CARE and HEALTH FREEDOM in our Country:

Our United States Constitution states that every American has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If our constitution is what this country still stands for, then these rights should apply to your rights and freedoms to be healthy. There is no joy when you or your loved ones are sick with a chronic disabling health problem such as cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and many more health problems which are on the rise. You probably know someone with one of these illnesses, or maybe even several people. It’s becoming commonplace to have immediate family members suffering with these afflictions. The burden of having an illness such as this, or an ill family member can be devastating. Hopes and dreams for the future get shattered due to attention consumed by health issues. Something has gone terribly wrong…..

And it’s not your fault!

We are flooded with commercials on television to use various drugs to treat a multitude of illnesses. You may be overwhelmed with family responsibilities and work. Many people are worried about the economic crunch and have their lost jobs and homes. The constant threat of living in a toxic world is only occasionally mentioned on TV news or in the newspapers.

Very little information is being distributed to the public on protecting health, and the health of your family. Big Pharma (the drug companies) don’t want to address it because their agenda is to sell drugs to suppress symptoms. The big corporations that have mostly caused our toxic world don’t want to discuss it because they are at fault, and could risk fines, penalties, and loss of licensing for neglecting health risks in pursuit of profits.

Our government doesn’t want to face this issue because the pockets of our elected officials are lined with contributions from lobbyists who represent the drug companies, the chemical companies, the oil companies and similar interests.

So Who CAN Make a Difference?

Essentially it’s up to you and me to fend for ourselves and our families if good health is to be ours. Otherwise the odds are we’ll become just another statistic among the long lists of illness and diseases sufferers. At this moment, 1 out of every 2 men will get cancer, and 1 out of every 3 women will get cancer. The odds of suffering a heart attack are 1 out of 2! And if that’s not enough……the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States is conventional medicine.

Why am I so angry?

The suppression of factual information on the powerful natural solutions for better health is a deliberate intentional cover-up! Medical journals will not publish the vast amount of research proving how well nutritional therapies work…….because of their alliances with drug companies. MD’s are afraid to prescribe nutritional supplements due to lack of knowledge and peer-pressure within the medical community to prescribe drug therapy only.

What does this mean for you? Safer options for healing stay hidden from the masses and only those of you who purposely seek smarter alternatives to better health can actually find the products, practitioners and services you need to protect your health. More and more is being done to suppress natural healthy solutions by our government and drug companies.

Imagine Feeling Great….. Naturally!

What if you could feel energetic, strong, clear, and calm and focused every day? Imagine your entire extended family all feeling great, free of pain and symptoms, without complaints about their health or stories of frustrations with doctors and hospitals. Family gatherings would be more fun-filled and joyful. Children could spend more quality time with their older relatives. Life would hold more promise for brighter days ahead, with plans and dreams being easier to become your reality.

Imagine if our government encouraged people to seek out non-drug solutions for their health problems….and suggested drugs and surgery only as a last resort. What if you could count on fast food restaurants to serve safe chemical-free food, without MSG, toxic additives and unhealthy fats?

Think how safe you would feel knowing whatever store, office, school or home you entered had not been sprayed recently with pesticides….because they were illegal for use in public places, in the same way cigarette smoking in public buildings was banned.

Think for a moment how you’d feel if most of the food in your local grocery was organic, fresh food, and priced lower than the chemically-treated toxin-loaded fruits and vegetables…this could be the case if our government supported organic farmers they way they subsidize farms that use chemicals.

Visualize a world where people say, “No way!” to genetically-modified food (as they’ve done in many European countries) and “No way!” to farm animals being overloaded with growth hormones and antibiotics……Cleaner food, cleaner bodies, cleaner cities, states and countries.

We can create a healthier population, vibrant and focused on smart choices for feeling great and staying well. Every time you make a purchase, remember to consciously ask yourself if it’s helping you move toward health or away from health and a sustainable planet………by becoming more aware of the day-to-day choices we make, it’s easier to choose wellness and support the companies who provide us with what we need to stay safe, as you make wellness a priority.

Think of how much more time you’d have for enjoyment if time lost due to illness was minimized. Very few people who suffer with a health crisis actually planned to be ill….that’s why it’s crucial to focus on feeling well and taking care of your body’s imbalances before it’s too late. Ask anyone who’s been hospitalized–being well is much more fun than being sick. Good health offers you many more freedoms than living your life around symptoms of pain, disease, or limitations. We hope you will always enjoy freedom from pain and disease; and we want to help preserve and restore the health freedoms guaranteed to all of us in our constitution
YOUR Actions CAN make a difference.

Mike Adams of NaturalNews has a new health freedom petition, so go to the link below and help make a difference in your future and your children’s or grandchilden’s future by signing the petition that will go to congress to make a difference. Be a part of changing the existing outdated system and help bring in a brighter healthy future for all.
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Thank you and God bless.

Dr. James Martin

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Health Alert
Presented by

Dr. James H. Martin

Nutrition Wellness Center Ph: (941)371-1991
4615 Bee Ridge Road Fax: (941)378-3188
Sarasota, FL 34233 Toll Free: (800)222-3610

The #1 Myth about Detoxification

As I sit at my desk reading online articles about natural health, I see more and more advertisements for products and services claiming to detox your body. As a specialist in alternative health, an educator and an author on detoxification, I feel compelled to clear up a commonly misunderstood concept.

What IS a detox? What IS NOT a detox?

When you read about colon cleansing for detoxifying, (also called colon therapy or colonics) you might get the impression that having this invasive procedure performed will ‘magically’ leave your insides ‘clean as a whistle.’ Here’s the facts……colon therapy can, in fact, help to clean out the lower bowel of debris and waste. But unfortunately, colon therapy does NOT help you remove toxins harbored throughout the body that have settled in your brain, your eyes, your liver, and other vital organs. It is these widespread toxins that build up, causing malfunction and dis-ease.

So ~ Where DO The Toxins Hide?

Your brain, in fact, is a sponge for toxins, since many poisons settle in fat, and your brain is made up mostly of healthy fat. As toxins are removed, using a targeted nutritional approach, as we use at NUTRITION WELLNESS CENTER, symptoms such as ‘brain-fog’ disappear, memory improves, and even long-standing issues of mood swings, anxiety and depression improve or go away altogether.

When your eyes harbor hidden toxins, you may see ‘floaters,’ or have vision loss, year by year, slowly worsening as time goes on. Even macular degeneration, a devastating disorder leading to blindness has been associated with toxins and inadequate nutrients reaching the cells of the eyes.

The Fact of the Matter

Just as flushing your car’s radiator would not benefit your car’s engine, or transmission, a colon cleanse only addresses toxins within the lower bowel. Getting toxins out of ALL your cells, tissues, organs and glands is crucial to feeling good for months and years to come.
Get Toxic Sludge Out of Your Body & Out of Your Way!

Creating the ideal environment for healing to happen is our specialty at NUTRITION WELLNESS CENTER. Just as you would nurture a garden, giving it proper sunlight, healthy soil, clean water and the best fertilizer possible……we know YOU will feel your best and thrive when you feed your cells the best possible nutrients to nourish your body and get toxins out of your way. Identifying which toxins are present, then designing an individual plan to get the poisons out of you is how we help you to feel better…often times, even before we re-test, people already report great changes in the way they feel, how their skin or eyes look, or their new power to think more clearly. Don’t let toxins cause you to age faster than you should….with the scientific proof that toxins = dis-ease, you have the power to take more control of your health and your future….more power than ever before in history!

Spring Cleaning From Inside Out?

As you plan your days and weeks ahead, you may include routine cleaning in your schedule, since it’s a necessary part of life. Many of you spend time cleaning your homes, your offices, your closets, your e-mail inboxes, your purse, and of course your skin, nails and hair……We hope you’ll give that same sincere attention to cleaning and detoxifying the inside parts of you that help you stay healthy and energized.

Until we test you, we won’t try to guess which poisons may be causing you to feel less than your best…..for some people it’s pesticides, others are plagued with heavy metals such as arsenic and lead….environmental chemicals from plastics, cleaning products and preservatives also are revealed in our testing, and hundreds of more poisons that invade us in everyday life stop people from feeling their best.

Let us help you “Spring Clean” your brain and other vital organs, to safeguard your health. Get clean and stay sharp……and value good health—it’s your most valuable asset!

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To Your Health,

Dr. Martin

Presented by: Dr. James H. Martin Nutrition Wellness Center Sarasota Florida


It’s September 4th and I’m on board a crowded airplane on my way to a wedding in Boston. My wife loves weddings; and I’ll admit they do give me a sense of renewed hope and faith, especially when the couple seems well-suited for each other and ready for the responsibilities of marriage. We’re happy and excited–anticipating this special event in the lives of dear friends.
Flying at 30,000 feet, passengers settle in, browsing magazines, newspapers, books and ordering drinks. We’re all thankful the flight is underway; but then I notice a strange noxious oily chemical odor inside the airplane. I look around to see if others are noticing it. Passengers exchange concerned glances; I ask my wife if she sees any smoke coming from anywhere. I wonder if there’s a leak somewhere. I feel nervous not knowing what these strange fumes are that we’re being forced to breathe.
Seated in my aisle seat, I ask the flight attendant if there is a mechanical problem, because of the fumes I smell. She assures me the “occasional engine odors are of no major concern,” and says not to worry. I feel as if that was what she’d been told to say, by someone higher up the command chain, since it sounded rehearsed like she’d said it many times before to other concerned flyers. The smell became worse; I felt my muscles tighten with tension….I could actually ‘taste’ the chemicals I was inhaling.
Then I had an “aha moment” as I recalled a report I’d read recently on “aerotoxins,” revealing the analysis of cabin air on passenger flights.
Possible on any flight, at anytime, the passengers, pilots, and flight crews are subject to specific airborne poisons. We’re all aware that germs that breed and spread in the recirculated cabin air; and some of you may have even had physical symptoms after you flew somewhere. Those post-flight symptoms—we realize now—may have been from aerotoxins, rather than germs.


The study explained that due to a fundamental design flaw in the majority of airplanes, cabin air is taken in from air that’s used to cool the plane’s engines. So, this air is “subject to contamination from the engines, especially if the engine design is faulty, or if the engine seals have become worn.” Because jet engines run at such high temperatures, additives are put into the oil so they work better.


Added to oil is TRI-CRESOL PHOSPHATE, (TCP) which is an organophosphate chemical. Also in the mix are volatile organic compounds that arise from the burning of petrochemicals, likely to be benzene (a known carcinogen), phenolics, fire retardants, and heavy metals. Sometimes there are also carbon monoxide, sulphur and nitrogen compounds.


With hundreds of adverse health incidents already reported by pilots, a German television crew secretly investigated to sample actual cabin air from airplanes. In 28 out of 32 samples obtained, TCP was present and being inhaled by everyone aboard, as determined by the laboratory analysis conducted at the University of British Columbia, supervised by a leading toxicologist.


These additives are a great protocol for a jet engine, but very bad for living breathing human beings. You may have taken a flight somewhere and felt drowsy, or irritation of your airways and sinuses, either while flying or in the few days following. The study added, “..…other people have muscle aches, flu-like symptoms, headaches or nausea. Also reported have been rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, low-grade fever and difficulty thinking clearly.” Severity of symptoms varies according to how sensitive a person is to toxins, but people often assume their symptoms were caused from germs they inhaled from other passengers. We now know this may not be the cause as often as we may have thought. Some people suffer much worse than others. “Roughly 1/3 of the population of poor detoxifiers of organophosphates and these people will be the most severely affected. Symptoms may last for days or may trigger a long-term illness,” the study explained.

The medical analysts warned, “These chemicals are extremely toxic even in sub-lethal doses. Every bodily system can be adversely affected by toxic chemicals; therefore sufferers can have a multitude of symptoms.”


I am angry that the health and safety of pilots, flight crews, and passengers has been compromised by these poisons for decades. Continually causing pilots to feel drowsiness, lack of mental clarity, headaches and more is a serious cause for concern for the safety of everyone on board. Knowing that as passengers, we will all most likely be breathing some dangerous level of poisonous fumes as we ‘fly the friendly skies,’ is inexcusable. Numerous health issues may be caused by or aggravated by inhaling this polluted air inside airplanes. With many airlines now taking more and more steps to cut costs, passenger safety may suffer even further.


Since you make it a priority to stay well, I know the information in this HEALTH ALERT is important to you, that you’d want to learn the facts. Until now, this source of toxic chemicals had been overlooked by most people… but getting these poisons out of your brain and body is what you want to do to feel your best. Even if you’re not a ‘frequent flyer,’ you still may be suffering symptoms from exposures long ago. Imagine how many times you’ve inhaled engine fumes (of one type or another) over the course of a lifetime……you know now these fumes contain chemical poisons…the long-term build up of poisons is what ages us faster and causes breakdowns in health. At NUTRITION WELLNESS CENTER, we excel at helping you to detoxify poisons like these (and many others, as well). You’ll feel safer knowing you’re taking steps to stay healthier.


I’m thankful most flights aren’t an assault on health as was that September flight, and I was glad I remembered to pack extra supplements to help clear out toxins….the smell was horrible and I believe more than a few passengers suffered as a result of those toxic engine fumes. The unpleasant experience of inhaling chemical fumes that day made me remember a promise I made to myself long ago…to do all I can do to help others attain better health, using natural methods. With gratitude I live this promise, and I feel very fortunate to be able to share crucial health information such as this—with an enlightened group of readers.
Although I’ve not yet met each of you personally, I hope to one day be a part of your plan to keep well. Sharing knowledge is empowering….whenever I reveal knowledge that could save your health or reduce your suffering—I know you’ll take it to heart, taking action steps to protect yourself. You deserve to feel your best…and you deserve the best available guidance to survive and thrive in our toxic world. I’m sincerely honored to know so many of you count on NUTRITION WELLNESS CENTER to help you stay well.

Please forward this information on to others who you care about….and visit for further reading on the topic of toxicity and health.

Be safe,

Dr. Martin

Presented by: Dr. James H. Martin Nutrition Wellness Center Sarasota Florida

Dr. Martin – I LOVED your presentation – I LOVED the technical scientific information! More, More, More! I want to know how the body works. I love the specifics. It wasn’t over my head at all. Even though I didn’t know what these particular hormones were by name, you described them well enough that I knew what they were for and what happens in the body when they are not produced correctly. It all made perfect sense to me. I really appreciated the scientific background you gave. Great job!!! I can’t wait to read your book.

Thank you so much!

Excellent!! I loved all the information! I now have a decent understanding of how toxins affect the body. Kudos to you all!


Presented by: Dr. James H. Martin Nutrition Wellness Center Sarasota Florida



Early this morning I sat at my desk as I usually do, to assess the demands of the day and to plan exactly what needs to be done, for whom, how and when. As I turned on my laptop and began to read my email messages, I got a great surprise….Many of you who took part in last night’s Teleseminar (“How Toxins Are Destroying Your Health”) took the time to send me your positive feedback. We are so grateful to know you appreciate learning more about the fascinating inner workings of the body. The new information we presented truly DOES offer answers to many of the toughest health challenges people face.
The fact that you seek knowledge and answers tells us you’re serious about wellness, and that you don’t take your health for granted. Since our goal is to raise awareness of how to be healthier using natural methods, it validates our efforts to know you’re also taking action to create your ideal way of living and being.
We know everything is easier and more fun when you feel well, really alive and clear. We take pride in knowing you value cutting-edge health information…..and we can see you’re sharing information with others because new people are calling us everyday, seeking help with their health problems….and our list of email addresses keeps growing, as more people sign up for our HEALTH ALERTS.
Every time you talk about our work with someone you care about, you’re helping healing happen…It may seem to be a small gesture at the time, but you know knowledge + action = power. And when you help someone to create the power to be well and be strong—you’re helping them along their path to achieve their dreams and goals.
Sincere thanks for making this TELESEMINAR part of your evening last night….Your thirst for knowledge makes me sincerely proud to be a part of the progressive mindset you each display. You made my day!

Dr. Martin

Please continue to forward our HEALTH ALERTS to others you know, so they, too, will learn more about becoming healthier in our toxic world….and when you receive a notice about our next TELESEMINAR presentation—invite someone else to listen–it’s a great way to show them you care about how they feel.

Presented by: Dr. James H. Martin Nutrition Wellness Center Sarasota Florida

US researchers find traces of toxic mercury in high-fructose corn syrup

• Mercury linked to learning disabilities and heart disease

• Study published in peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health

A swig of soda or bite of a candy bar might be sweet, but a new study suggests that food made with corn syrup also could be delivering tiny doses of toxic mercury.

For the first time, researchers say they have detected traces of the silvery metal in samples of high-fructose corn syrup, a widely used sweetener that has replaced sugar in many processed foods. The study was published yesterday in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health.
Eating high-mercury fish is the chief source of exposure for most people. The new study raises concerns about a previously unknown dietary source of mercury, which has been linked to learning disabilities in children and heart disease in adults.

The source of the metal appears to be caustic soda and hydrochloric acid, which manufacturers of corn syrup use to help convert corn kernels into the food additive.

A handful of plants across the US still make the soda and acid by mixing a briny solution in electrified vats of mercury. Some of the toxic metal ends up in the final product, according to industry documents cited in the study.

Corn syrup manufacturers insisted their products are mercury-free. But the study noted that at least one maker of caustic soda that has used the mercury-based technology listed the corn syrup industry as a client.

“This seems like an avoidable source of mercury that we didn’t know was out there,” said David Wallinga, one of the study’s co-authors and a researcher at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a Minnesota-based advocacy group.

The researchers cautioned that their study was limited. Only 20 samples were analyzed; mercury was detected in nine.

Still, the impact of the findings could be significant. High-fructose corn syrup has become such a staple in processed foods that the average American consumes about 12 teaspoons of it daily, according to federal estimates. Teenagers and young children tend to eat more of it than adults.
There is no established safe dose for elemental mercury, the type discovered in corn syrup. But the US Environmental Protection Agency says an average-sized woman should limit her exposure to 5.5 micrograms a day of methylmercury, the kind found in fish.

If that same woman regularly ate corn syrup contaminated at the highest level detected in the study – 0.57 micrograms per gram – the researchers estimated that she could end up consuming an amount of mercury that is five times higher than the EPA’s safe dose.

One former EPA scientist who reviewed the paper said more study is needed to establish the risk, if any, posed by contaminated corn syrup. She urged the Food and Drug Administration to conduct a review of food made with the sweetener.

“For the most part, previous studies haven’t found mercury in foods other than fish,” said Kathryn Mahaffey, a former EPA scientist who co-wrote a landmark report to Congress on the perils of mercury contamination. “Is this an outlier or something we didn’t know about before?”

In response to a 2005 Chicago Tribune series about mercury hazards, then-senator Barack Obama introduced legislation that would force chlorine plants to phase out its use or shut down. One plant in Wisconsin later vowed to switch to a mercury-free process by this year, leaving four others – in Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia – that still use the older technology.

The new study’s lead author, Renee Dufault, began her research while investigating the Wisconsin plant for the FDA in the mid-2000s. But her results weren’t published until now, a year after she retired from the agency.

An FDA spokesman said he still was waiting for a response to the study. Industry representatives, meanwhile, said the study was outdated.

“It is important that Americans are provided accurate, science-based information,” Audrae Erickson, president of the Corn Refiners Association, said in a statement. “They should know that high-fructose corn syrup is safe.”

In another statement, the Chlorine Institute said: “It is conceivable that measurable mercury content can be found in high-fructose corn syrup regardless of how it is processed.”


And more coverage from the U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT:

Mercury in high fructose corn syrup affects many of the most popular foods in America, including yogurt, soda, candy, juice and jelly. Even a small amount of it can be seriously unhealthy.

“Mercury is toxic in all its forms,” said IATP’s David Wallinga, M.D., and a co-author in both studies. “Given how much high fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered. We are calling for immediate changes by industry and the FDA to help stop this avoidable mercury contamination of the food supply.”

The Corn Refiners Association is disputing the results of the study, but a watchdog group’s study turned up similar results. More research is needed to determine exactly which foods are affected, but some of the foods tested were from the brands Hershey’s, Quaker, Hunt’s, Manwich, Smucker’s, Kraft, Nutri-Grain, and Yoplait. We’ve already read that high fructose corn syrup can contribute to obesity and diabetes. With this recent scare, will people take a turn away from processed foods to more natural eating habits? Or have processed foods become an irreplaceable part of the American diet?

Dr. Martin’s Comments:

Wait! There’s more to the story, also revealed in US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, “Reports have also come out that the FDA knew about traces of the toxic substances and sat on the information.” You may recall that the FDA is the government agency that we, as taxpayers, generously fund to assure our food is safe. This lack of accountability should infuriate every American……and where are those plants across America cooking up those “briny solutions in electrified vats of mercury”? What about the health of their employees? The neighborhood? And most importantly—what about the destruction of health of everyone who has unknowingly consumed these mercury-contaminated products for years?

I can’t imagine more convincing proof that the food industry has complete disregard for your health. Is it any wonder obesity, diabetes, heart disease, immune breakdown, nervous system disorders and more have reached epidemic proportions?

What’s The Moral of the Story?

Your health is under constant attack by hidden toxins in your food, water and air, causing faster aging, disease, and damage to your entire body, day in and day out……..and your government does not care enough to stop the madness!

Remind Yourself of this Important Truth Everyday

As you look at the food you’re eating, the household products and personal care products you use, (and have used in years past) you can easily see the connection between your toxic world and the mass breakdowns in health.

What Does This Mean to You?

Do you eat a perfect diet? Frankly, I’m puzzled how anyone could these days. The fact is, most of us do not eat perfectly pure foods and that’s why it’s crucial to have NUTRITION WELLNESS CENTER help you find out if dangerous poisons like mercury could be blocking you from feeling great. Defending against the toxic onslaught is taking the smart step to start feeling better now and to resist unnecessary illness and breakdowns in health.

The Simple Truth Is This

I’m willing to personally guarantee we will do everything in our power to help you feel your best and overcome your health challenges. But if getting well or staying well are not truly important to you—please do not read any further. We focus our efforts on those people who’ve decided they want to feel great and get symptoms out of their way.

Here’s Some Really Good News

When people get poisons like mercury out of their body using our nutritional detoxification program……they’ve noticed amazing changes. Many people report they think more clearly, their memory improves, moods and outlooks brighten……….and the physical symptoms they’ve suffered with often disappear or dissipate. Just imagine how great you might feel when your body isn’t burdened anymore by years of toxins from processed foods. Creating your best and healthiest self is our top priority.

It’s Easy! Here’s How

Pick up your phone and call 1-800-222-3610 – or- 1-941-371-1991

To your good health,

Dr. James H. Martin

Presented by: Dr. James H. Martin Nutrition Wellness Center Sarasota Florida