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    Questions have been pouring in to our office regarding this subject on a daily basis. So, what we thought to do is to summarize your responses in the following statements:

    1. ALANINE: Enhances immune system; lowers risk of kidney stones; aids in alleviating hypoglycemia.
    2. ARGININE: Increases sperm count; accelerates wound healing; enhances sexual performance in men; tones muscle tissue.
    3. ASPARAGINE: Promotes balance in the central nervous system.
    4. ASPARTIC ACID: BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS (LEUCINE, ISOLEUCINE, VALINE): Enhances immune system; increases stamina and endurance; expels harmful ammonia from the body.
    5. CYSTEINE: Helps prevent baldness; alleviates psoriasis; improves condition of hair, skin and nails; promotes fat burning and muscle building. (Converts into Cystine as needed.)
    6. CYSTINE: Aids in preventing side effects from chemotherapy and radiation therapy; reduces accumulation of age spots. (Converts into Cysteine as needed.)
    7. GLUTAMIC ACID: Helps improve brain function; aids in metabolism of sugars and fats; useful in treatment of children's behavioral disorders, epilepsy, and muscular dystrophy. (Converts into glutamine as needed.)
    8. GLUTAMINE: Helps improve brain function; alleviate fatigue; aid in ulcer healing time; build and maintain muscle; elevate mood; reduce craving for sugar and alcohol. (Converts to glutamic acid in brain.)
    9. GLYCINE: Necessary for central nervous system function; aids in healing; helps treat stomach hyperacidity; prevent seizures. (Can be converted into serine in the body when needed.)
      Questions have been pouring in to our office regarding the subject of Natural Foods on a daily basis. So, what we thought to do is to summarize your responses in the following statements:
    10. HISTIDINE: Helps alleviate rheumatoid arthritis; alleviates stress; aids in improving libido.
    11. LYSINE: Helps improve concentration; enhances fertility; aids in preventing herpes simplex infection.
    12. METHIONINE: Aids in lowering cholesterol; helps in treatment of schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease; may protect against tumors.
    13. ORNITHINE: Works as a muscle-building hormone; increases potency of Arginine.
    14. PHENYLANANINE: Acts as an antidepressant; helps suppress appetite; can function in some forms as a natural painkiller.
    15. PROLINE: Aids in wound healing; helps increase learning ability.
    16. SERINE: Helps alleviate pain; can act as a natural anti-psychotic.
    17. TAURINE: Helps strengthen heart function; may prevent macular degeneration; aids in digestion of fats and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
    18. THREONINE: Necessary for utilization of protein in diet; may provide symptomatic improvement in some patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, Amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
    19. TRYPTOPHAN: Aids in reducing anxiety; helps induce sleep; may help in control of alcoholism.
    20. TYROSINE: Improves sex drive; helps alleviate stress; can act as an appetite suppressant and mood elevator.
    21. All protein, 100%, is made up of amino acids... and proteins regulate nearly every biochemical reaction in the body.
    22. Amino acids account for 75% of dry body weight (total weight minus water weight).
    23. Most people get all the amino acids they need from the protein in their food. Protein deficiency is very rare.
    24. You need all twenty-two amino acids to make the 50,000-plus proteins you need for life.
    25. Amino acids make the many enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and other chemical messengers that regulate your body.
    26. Some individual amino acids can help health problems, including heart disease, Insomnia, and herpes.
    27. 100% of neurotransmitters, such as nor epinephrine, serotonin, GABA, Acetylcholine,
    28. Aspartate, glutamate, are made of amino acids.
    29. 100% of hormones are made up of amino acids. Sex hormones are made up of amino acids plus fat or lipids.
    30. 100% of neuropeptides, the substances the brain releases with every thought, are amino acids.
    31. 100% of peptides are made up of amino acids.
    32. 95% of muscle is made up of amino acids.
    33. 95% of the heart is made up of amino acids.
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