Calcification In Your Arteries? NanobacTX + Ketosis for CAC Heart Health

Calcification In Your Arteries? NanobacTX + Ketosis for CAC Heart Health

If you’re someone who has calcification in the arteries, it means you are at higher risk of having a heart attack. Learn how to improve heart health below.

NanobacTX + cycling in and out of ketosis is a potent combination to combat increasing artery calcification.



Nanobacteria Making Biofilm

There are two potential theories at work about how the calcium deposits form in the first place. First, there is the nanobacteria theory. This theory says that there are tiny organisms, smaller than normal bacteria, that live anywhere in your body (there’s even speculation that nanobacteria have been found on meteorites). Much like fungus or parasites, the tiny creatures manufacture biofilm to live in. This film eventually calcifies, necessitating the making of more film, which calcifies, and more film, which calcifies, and on and on and on. That’s the first theory as to how you build up more and more calcium deposition in your arteries and in your heart.


Hot Spring Calcification

As for the second theory, there’s an article, The birth, and death of nanobacteria, that states that instead of nanobacteria creating the calcification, it’s an abiotic biochemical reaction. For example, in Yellowstone National Park, there is crystallization, or calcium deposition, around the perimeter of hot spring pools. As you can see in the picture, there’s a spectrum of colors in these pools, a variety of chemical reactions happening, and the article illuminates that it isn’t nanobacteria doing the work to transform the pools, but simply the chemistry of the water interacting with the chemistry of the soil. It could be that in your own body, stones and deposits form because of the blood chemistry interacting with the arterial wall or other tissues.


Calcification in Yellowstone

No matter which theory is correct, the solution to the problem is the same: take NanobacTX + cycle in and out of a ketogenic diet.


NanabacTX works in a way that is similar to how EDTA chelation works. EDTA is a chemical used in healthcare to pull heavy metals and toxins out of your body; it’s used to clear out your arteries via IV insertion of the chemical or via a pill. (NanobacTX is not EDTA, or Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, but is made with something similar: edetate disodium dicalcium). The IV costs about $100 to $300 per treatment, and people will often get one treatment per week, 12 to 20 times to clear out their arteries. One issue with it is that the half life of EDTA chelation in your blood is 15 minutes. This means that after 15 minutes, the drug has diminished in the body by half its potency. Dr. Gary Mezo, the creator of the formula of NanobacTX, figured out a way to make NanobacTX have a half life of 12 hours, which means the supplement is in your blood, circulating, doing its work, for significantly longer than EDTA would be and this makes it work better.

Along with the edetate disodium dicalcium, NanobacTX uses enzymes to penetrate the top layer of calcium or biofilm to stop the growth and uses certain nutrients to penetrate and clean in the body, thereby helping the immune system. It’s an excellent formula.

Ketosis Cycling

The ketosis half of the equation is equally as important as the supplement half because if you have a poor diet, your immune system is suppressed; your body’s ability to deal with calcium deposits is diminished. This is true in the case of either calcification theory: either your body can’t fight off the nanobacteria creating the calcified film, or your diet is creating the bad chemistry that causes the biochemical calcification. In the latter case, if you’re eating an unhealthy diet such as the Standard American Diet, you’re poisoning the blood—for this phenomenon, I use the term lactic acidosis. Your blood is dirty and now it’s crystallizing and forming this stone material inside your arteries.


The proper dose of NanobacTX is one pill per 20 pounds of body weight per night. If you weigh 200 pounds, that’s 10 pills at night, taken on an empty stomach before bed. You can eat dinner, but you can’t take any supplements past 3 PM. If you lose weight, then you recalculate and take the appropriate amount for your weight.

If you’re unsure whether or not this program would be beneficial for you, you can find out how much calcium is in your arteries by getting a CAC, or Coronary Artery Calcium, test. Your score will range from 0 to above 1000. Anything over 400 is very high and is dangerous. The normal rate of increase in the calcification is 15% to 55% increase per year.

Program Success Stories

I started working with NanobacTX in our office back in January of 2018.  Here are some of the successes I’ve had with it:

In 2015, one of my patients had a Coronary Artery Calcium score of 1,000. He was eating a Standard American Diet. In May of 2018, he tested again and his CAC was 1,727. Basically, at that time, his scores were following the normal pattern of increase of calcification. Then, he started the program, NanobacTX + cycling ketosis. In November of 2018, six months later, his score was 1,735. Where before he had been averaging an increase of about 121 points per six months, during those first six months on the program, his score had only increased by 8 points.

Another patient of mine, while on the program, had only a 1% increase in his CAC over two years, despite an original score over 1,000. It’s important to note here that to halt the progression of the calcification is a worthy goal. When there’s no increase in your CAC, it’s as if your score is zero, and is a stable plaque.

The third success is a woman who’d had a scary increase of calcification over the years. Just as some people have a tendency to form kidney stones or gallstones, or as some others have a greater tendency to form arthritis bone spurs, this woman had a high tendency to make calcium deposits in her body. In just eleven years, she’d had three stents put in. After six months on the NanobacTX program, she said to me that she could feel her arteries were clearing and that she could breathe better. The calcium that’s embedded in the tissue (deposits that are not from trauma) can dissolve with the NanobacTX.

Another man who’s been a patient of mine for about ten years had autoimmune issues, chronic infections. His CAC was low: less than 100—in the healthy range. His main concern was immune problems in the right side of his face and down his arm. I had him start taking NanobacTX and he’s doing much better now, progressively improving month by month like I’ve never seen before (and I’ve had him on a lot of different supplements). I’m very happy with the results and it’s thanks to NanobacTX.

My final example is that of a young woman in her late 20s or early 30s—a dancer. When I first started treating her about two years ago, I’d walk into the room and she’d be laying on her back on the table—she was always laying down. When I’d have her stand up, she was hunched over. She was miserable. She had parasites in her intestine, so I gave her Para 1 (I’ve talked about this product in videos of mine — Video on Para 1), and from this, she was eliminating three foot tapeworms. Now, she’s been through five bottles of NanobacTX and she’s told me several times that NanobacTX is the best thing she’s ever taken. She looks fantastic: her skin is clear and glowing, and her posture has improved notably. Now she’s got the parasites out, and with the NanobacTX she seems taller and she looks much healthier; she has more energy and is more able to endure her dancing.

Interestingly, there was a book to be published on the NanobacTX + ketosis cycling program, a collaboration between Dr. Mezo and Dr. Atkins. Dr. Mezo was staying at Atkins’ house at the time while they wrote the book. However, in the middle of the process was when Dr. Atkins hit his head in a fall on an icy sidewalk, resulting in a week-long hospital stay and his eventual passing. Luckily, the information survives as does the supplement. I feel very privileged to be able to share this with you.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Darren Schmidt


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Dr. Schmidt’s Video from a Class: Calcifying Nanoparticles

Related Links:

  1. Calcification in coronary artery disease can be reversed by EDTA-tetracycline long-term chemotherapy
  2. Anti-nanobacterial therapy for men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome and prostatic stones: preliminary experience.
  3. A 5-minute video describing how nanobacteria cause calcification of arteries. Older video production but still valid information.:
  4. Typed interview of a doctor describing it:
  5. More technical data on nanobacteria:
  6. Calcium Bomb book
  7. More on nanobacteria:
  8. Nanobacteria not living? If not, it is still calcium that builds up and needs to be detoxed out with edetate disodium dicalcium:


How To Fertilize Your Microbiome To Restore Gut Health

How To Fertilize Your Microbiome To Restore Gut Health

In this article, I’ll cover a number of subjects, but all of the information will be centered around one product: Restore.

Restore gut health supplement was created by a medical doctor Zach Bush. Here’s an overview of what you’ll read about: the antioxidant theory, redox reactions, soil biology, chemotherapy, organic chemistry, glyphosate (found in Roundup, the herbicide), leaky-gut syndrome and the symptoms and diseases that arise from that, Mitochondria, the health of the cells, glutathione (the main cleaner in the cells), and how all of these things are related to one another. At the very end, you’ll understand the big picture.

Dr. Mercola, who has the number one health website on the internet, said that Dr. Bush’s work is “Nobel Prize-worthy.” I completely agree. Restore is described on the website as “a soil-derived supplement that promotes an optimal gut environment.” Think of it as fertilizer for your body to feed your microbiome, which are the good bugs that live in your body.

The Problem Dr. Bush Wanted to Solve

Dr. Zach Bush said this at a seminar: “[an] acid environment in the body leads to microbiome coping by fermenting sugar.” This coping mechanism is taking place in the body when what’s really supposed to be happening is oxidative phosphorylation, our body’s preferred method of energy production. Fermenting sugar is what cells a billion years ago used to do on planet Earth to create energy when the environment was very toxic and hard to live in. The cells fermented sugar and multiplied very quickly in order to cope and survive. With an unhealthy and acidic microbiome, the inside of your body will look a whole lot like planet Earth did a billion years ago. This is what cancer is.

Because of the unhealthy environment, all the friendly bugs die off. This leads to sterile tissue, which leads to a loss of communication between cells, which leads to cancer. Cancerous cells then cause more acidosis, which is back to the start. It’s a downward spiral, and it makes the body more hospitable for a more aggressive cancer. You want to reverse the spiral.

A. An acidic environment in the body —>

B. Microbiome copes by fermenting sugar —>

C. Microbiome dies off —>

D. Sterile tissue —> E. Cells cancerous —>

A. An acidic environment in the body —>

Molecular Compounds in Soil


The molecule pictured here is fulvic acid, a molecule found in soil.


You can see that on the left side of the molecule, the atoms form tight bonds and are very stable. The atoms on the right are hanging off like Christmas tree ornaments at the end of branches, which means the atoms are more likely to fall off or allow more to be added on. The right side can be as varied as snowflakes in that there isn’t organization to the randomness of the addition and subtraction of elements. Those unstable atoms are hanging off, and if something like an H falls off, then the whole molecule has now been oxidized. It leaves an empty space. Think of oxidizing like a car rusting. Then, if another hydrogen comes on and it gets attached to that, now the whole molecule has been reduced, the charge is less. If we combine the first few letters of the two words reduced and oxidized, and we have redox, hence the name Redox Theory. More on this further down.

Dr. Zach Bush studied chemotherapy drugs, in fact, he created chemotherapy drugs before 2009 when there was enough funding from the government for that field. Then the economic crash happened, 2008-2009, and he lost his job. He then moved into a small town, and he started a practice as a medical doctor, with a focus on nutrition.

Bush had a friend, a medical doctor in the office with him, and they studied everything together. This friend had a 90-page report on soil biology. Bush was flipping through this report, and he saw the above-pictured molecule. The report said that 40% of soil is this molecule or a molecule much like this, and his thought was… “Why does soil have chemotherapeutic drugs in it?” This kind of a molecule, with many hydrogen’s and oxygen’s hanging off the end for use in redox reactions, Bush knew from his studies to be exactly what chemotherapy was.

Now, if you don’t have a healthy microbiome, you don’t have cells like this in your body. As a result, your cells won’t be in good communication with each other. Which is, of course, what you want. You need to restore your gut health.

Here’s an analogy: there’s a territory on planet earth, a plot of beautiful land, and there are two groups of people on the land of completely different cultures that speak different languages, and neither is mentally healthy. They can’t communicate with each other, so they start fighting with each other, and they keep fighting, and in the process damage the landscape. Then, to make things even worse, some other country comes in and bombs the place. Everybody is wiped out and in really bad shape.

Now imagine this scenario happening in the gut or on the skin where you have different organisms. Maybe you have too much bacteria relative to fungus or vice versa. They’re not communicating very well. They’re not healthy. They’re not vocalizing with each other. The fungus and the bacteria fight but it doesn’t get anywhere productive. Then you take an antibiotic, or you take an antifungal, and you bomb the landscape. And what’s the result? All the bad fighters have been destroyed, but so has the beautiful landscape. The point here is that you want to uplift the health of the territory, whether on planet earth or in your gut. You want the organisms that are living there to be healthy and communicate well with each other.

To improve communication, you need to increase redox reactions, and in order to increase redox reactions, you need the extra Carbon, Oxygen, and Hydrogen atoms to allow for those redox reactions, and in order to have those extra molecules, you need the above-pictured molecule in your body. And here’s the key to the whole thing:

The product Restore is composed of molecules similar to this one.

You drink it and your body is filled with the ability to reduce or to oxidize, and it all comes naturally into balance. You don’t have too much oxidation and you don’t have too much reduction—you have a lot of both, and it becomes a way for the bugs in your gut biome to communicate.

Glutathione’s Role

What’s Glutathione? It’s responsible for 85% of the cleaning in the cells. It pairs oxidants and reductants and neutralizes them. Glutathione is the compound that performs the individual redox reactions. It’s like a big Pac-Man molecule.

An oxidant attaches to the mouth of this Pac-Man, and then it waits until a reductant attaches to the other side of the mouth, then the Pac-Man mouth closes, and it neutralizes the oxidant and the reductant, and then it opens up for the next oxidant and reductant.

The Antioxidant Theory

More than likely, you’ve heard a lot about antioxidants. However, the antioxidant theory, meaning, the method of taking antioxidant supplements to prevent and reverse disease, is currently invalid. It was all good and fine in 1953 when it first came out, published by Dr. Denham Harman, an anti-aging specialist medical doctor who lived to be an impressive 98 years old.

However, new information has come to light that disproves the theory. Anti-oxidation happens in plants and it happens in a laboratory, but it does not happen in the human body.

Regarding the process of developing his published theory, Denham Harman was quoted in a magazine interview saying, “I thought and thought and thought for four months. Then the idea came to me.” He imagined and thought about his theory for four months, but, frankly, didn’t do enough research. What Harman’s theory of anti-oxidation is, very basically, is there’s an oxidant in the body, like a chemical-causing irritation, and then along comes an antioxidant that neutralizes it. It doesn’t work that way. Antioxidants, as a group of supplements, are against oxygen. That’s what the term actually means. ‘Anti’ means against, ‘oxidant’ is oxygen. However, your body needs oxygen; your body needs oxidants!

What happens if you don’t have enough oxidants?


This graph shows what is seen to happen to cells under a microscope when given Restore. On the ‘x’ axis is time, and on the ‘y’ axis is ROS, which stands for Reactive Oxygen Species—that’s what an oxidant is. The number of ROS in healthy cells goes down over time. This is good. In sick cells, like cancer cells, the number of ROS goes up because the cancer cell is trying to die—it’s trying to commit suicide like it’s supposed to. All properly functioning cells eventually commit suicide. If cells are living and dying the way they’re supposed to, then you’ll never get cancer. Cancer cells multiply so fast (remember I mentioned that above: they’re living in a toxic environment and trying to survive by multiplying quickly!) they’re never able to build up the number of oxidants to prompt them to commit suicide. When you take Restore to improve your gut health, the sick cells die, and the healthy cells undergo less oxidation. It’s perfect.

About the Mitochondria

You can see how severe cancer is by how depleted the mitochondria are in the cells and how unhealthy the mitochondria look. A healthy Mitochondria will have a certain oblong shape with a corrugated-like pattern on the inside. If the mitochondria are twisted and convoluted, they’re sick. As a result, the body doesn’t make the energy it needs to repair itself. Furthermore, the number of mitochondria in your body is proportional to how old you will live to be and to cancer severity.

The normal loss of mitochondria is 1% per year. The number of mitochondria in the cells can increase by 30% in three weeks taking Restore.

More About Soil

The success of Restore all comes down to the soil, or “permaculture,” or soil that can sustain itself perpetually. The way Restore is made is by digging down a couple feet into the desert out in the American Southwest where they hit old fossil soil: it’s dead dinosaurs and dead palm trees and the like has been compressed for 50 million years. An eight-foot deep layer of really healthy soil, soil that has an unbelievable amount of nutrients, possibly like no other place on the planet. The makers of Restore harvest that, and through certain lab processes, turn it into the liquid supplement. (For more information, visit the website:

Basically, when you’re taking Restore, you’re consuming soil. There are no bacteria in there, though—it’s completely sterile. No viruses, no fungus. It’s literally a fertilizer for your gut, just like when you mix fertilizer into your garden. Garden fertilizer is sterile, yet it enhances the environment for the plants to grow with greater success: it creates a healthier ecology for water, minerals, bugs, good bacteria, and the plants to work together and to thrive in. They all live happily together; that’s what you’re trying to do in your whole body.

Let’s talk about Glyphosate

Glyphosate is a chemical that’s used in Roundup and other herbicides. In the United States, there are 300 million pounds of Roundup used every year. That’s one pound per person in this country. 75% of rainwater has Roundup in it.


One of the main symptoms of too much glyphosate in the body is the loss of tight junctions. Tight junction proteins are meant to be very close together and very smart. They allow nutrients from digested food into the body to be used and they allow waste from the cells from the body to enter into the small intestine. When these tight junctions are not as tight as they should be, that’s when you get leaky membranes. This could mean leaky gut syndrome, leaky blood-brain barrier, leaky cell membranes around all the cells, etc..

Then, if you have a child who’s four years old with leaky junctions and they get a vaccine, the toxins, the mercury, the aluminum, the formaldehyde, can go straight to the brain and seep through the spaces between the proteins. There’s a straight path from the blood to the brain. This is the reason why not all kids have a reaction from vaccines, and why some have a very severe reaction, known, of course, as autism. Their brain is filled with toxins.

When you’re eating a bun at your favorite restaurant, you’re eating Roundup, and within minutes of eating that, you get 70% loss of membrane resistance occurs within minutes. You get leaky gut, leaky blood-brain barrier, leaky cells.

Now, leaky tight junctions can be repaired in four hours with Restore—you can see it under a microscope.

This is because Glyphosate is an oxidant, and it needs to be reduced. Restore does a great job of doing just that. You can reduce the reactive oxygen species in the body within three minutes using Restore. There’s good research on this.

You might guess, then, that Restore can help with autism. You would be correct!

Restore prevents glyphosate damage, leaky junctions, even at 1,000 above typical nutrition dosage of glyphosate. Meaning you can eat 1,000 times more glyphosate, and you still have prevention of damage when you’re consuming Restore. Of course, taking Restore doesn’t mean go drink glyphosate—it still means eat organic food as much as possible and take care of your body.

To wrap up…

I’m a big fan of Restore. When I started taking it, I felt better on the second day. I have a patient who started taking it and she had what’s called a “global headache” within a couple of days of taking it, meaning that it was felt over the entire surface of the head. Her brain was actually expanding from receiving more nutrition into her brain. There are other symptoms that can occur from taking Restore which all signal that your body is getting better.

You can buy Restore from my office. You can buy it from Dr. Zach Bush on his website directly:

Dr. Darren Schmidt

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Addressing Alzheimer’s Effectively with Nutrition

Addressing Alzheimer’s Effectively with Nutrition

Alzheimer’s without a solution is scary—with this article I wish for you to understand that there is hope.

I had a patient with bad Alzheimer’s, bad enough that he would get lost going to the mailbox. He was living in an Alzheimer’s care center and his sister started bringing him to my office. He’d been a marathon runner and loved to run, and eventually, under my care, he got to the point where he was able to run a mile loop in the neighborhood around the care center! It wasn’t just me or the family seeing the improvement: one of the caregivers was in tears one day saying, “If only we had known Dr. Schmidt, maybe my husband would still be alive today.”

With this patient, we discovered three reasons he had developed Alzheimer’s:

  1. His body had very little fat from running marathons
  2. He was on a low-fat diet
  3. He was on cholesterol-lowering drugs

These are all fat-deficiency causing practices.

The thing is, the body needs fat.

The brain and nervous system are made out of it!

All hormones are made out of fat.

The low-fat diet craze and the cholesterol-lowering drugs are missing the mark. He partook in those low-fat activities for 20 years and that’s how he got Alzheimer’s.

How does one maintain brain health with the attempt of reversing Alzheimer’s? We’ve outlined the correlation between Alzheimer’s Disease and nutrition.

Here Are The Five Steps:

1. Leaky Gut Repair

If your gut isn’t functioning optimally, the small intestine will let undigested food pass through its large (though microscopic) holes and into the body. Your immune system will see those large, undigested proteins as a foreign invader, and will start to attack. If those undigested proteins look like your brain, after a while, your immune system will start to attack your brain. If those large undigested proteins look like your joints, after a while, the immune system will start to attack your joints. And on and on it goes. Therefore, you want to repair the gut so that instead of large, undigested proteins moving into the body, you have small, very digested proteins.

2. Lots of Good Fats

Fish oil in capsules falls into this category, but better sources are fat from red meat, pork, chicken skin, chicken, eggs (eat the yolks!), butter, ghee, lard, tallow, suet. These are foods that used to be in our food supply but have been taken out systematically by conventional dietetics. The point: there are good fats and there are bad fats. The bad fats are man-made, including corn oil, safflower oil, margarine, Crisco; these are not found in Mother Nature and our bodies don’t know what to do with them. Go with the fats that you find in nature. For example, you could, hypothetically, go out, kill an animal, and eat the fat just like that. Our ancestors were hands-on in that way, and many other cultures around the world still are. You can’t, however, go out and press the seeds of the canola plant and get a cup of it and drink it—you would first need a factory and numerous chemicals to extract the oil, via many unnatural processes, before you could consume it.

I currently have an Alzheimer’s patient who has been eating high fat Keto for 3 years. She is maintaining.

3. Open Up the Arteries

How do we do this? At the office we use Cyruta. Cyruta is a supplement made by Standard Process, and it clears out the arteries.

The patient I mentioned above came into the office one day, and I told him to lay on his back on the table so I could do our testing procedure. He froze up. He stood there, looking back and forth—he didn’t know what to do. I had to help him by gently directing and pushing him down onto the table. During the visit, I found he needed cyruta. When his sister brought him back a month later, I said to him, “Lay on your back on the table,” and he went right down and laid on his back. He knew exactly where he was in space. He knew what to do based on what I had said. We’d opened up his arteries in four weeks and his brain was getting more nutrients that visit than it had been getting the month before.

4. Stop Sugar and White Junk

“Junk” meaning bread, pasta, and white rice. All the nutrients are taken out of those products when they’re processed. The sugar part of the equation is extremely important. I have a guy I know with early Alzheimer’s, and we struggled for about a year before I really got hard on him. I asked, “are you eating sugar?” And his wife said, “Well, he’ll only eat, like, a cookie a day.” And I said, “You’ve got to stop that sugar.” And I said, “Every time you come in here, I’m working for you 100%, and when you go home, you’re only working for yourself 90%. You have got to stop the cookie per day.” I know, it doesn’t seem like a lot, but once he stopped that cookie, things really started to improve. He was able to tackle puzzles and able to build a bookshelf. A year earlier he wouldn’t even start a project like that because his mind couldn’t get him through the whole process.

5. Brain Food

There are supplements that are specifically for the brain. Two examples are RNA, a nutritional supplement you’ll find at most health food stores, and Bacopa, an herb. There are many good brain supplements out there—you can find them online. These supplements are the last step for a reason, so once the first four steps are in progress and under control, the brain supplements start to work.

And I’ll say this: I have not known of a pharmaceutical drug that will reverse Alzheimer’s. There are claims that some drugs will stop the progression of the disease, but I don’t believe it. You have to do it the natural way. The body is made from Mother Nature, it’s not made from drugs. It’s made from stuff you find in the Earth, not the stuff you find at Merck or at Pfizer.

Know that it takes at least a year or two using this method to see significant changes. It’s best to catch it early if you can. I’ve seen patients with Late Stage Alzheimer’s—my sister used to work at a late-stage Alzheimer’s care center, and that’s where you’ll witness people who are curled up like a child, and there’s no communication. Get your brain healthy and your nervous system healthy before it gets to that point. However, even when it’s really bad, there’s still potential to reverse it. I want to encourage you to not give up and to not be afraid.

I hope you’ve learned something about the proper diet for Alzheimer’s that you can apply to help you or your family members. Contact us for more information on an Alzheimer’s prevention diet.

Dr. Darren Schmidt

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The Anti-Viral Diet to Help Get Rid of Viruses

The Anti-Viral Diet to Help Get Rid of Viruses

There are many foods that can flare-up or lengthen a viral immune challenge. These foods are high in an amino acid (a normal component of proteins) called Arginine, and usually low in an amino acid called Lysine.









Arginine is not harmful, but if it is consumed in larger quantities than Lysine, it is known to stimulate viral growth. Lysine is suppressive to viral growth—some people even take it in pill form to prevent outbreaks of cold sores, etc. (Our practitioners can determine if Lysine supplements would be helpful in your case, or if other immune support would be more helpful).


























The Anti-Viral Diet









(The following list of anti-viral foods high in Arginine to avoid is a suggestion, and not all of the foods will affect all people).


















Caffeine Millet Sesame Seeds
Chocolate Wheat Germ Macadamia Nuts
Pasteurized Dairy Products Split Peas Brazil Nuts
Sugar Infant Cereal Cashews
Brussel Sprouts Almonds  
Onions Almond Butter  
Corn Pecans  
Grains Peanuts  
Brown Rice Peanut Butter  
Soybeans Sunflower Seeds  
Whole Wheat Pistachios  
Oatmeal Hazelnuts  









*Avoiding sugar means avoiding natural sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup. Two exceptions are Pure Stevia and Monkfruit with no added sweetener like erythritol or other sugar alcohols. No sugar also means no sugary drinks, including fruit juices.


























All Meats, Including: Eggs Only These Fruits:
Beef Raw Milk Cheese Avocados
Pork   Lemons
Chicken Most Vegetables, Including: Limes
Turkey Potatoes Cranberries
Seafood & Shellfish    


















You’ll see that there are a lot of nuts and seeds in the AVOID list. There are also three vegetables to avoid: onions, brussels sprouts, and corn. This is because they’re high arginine foods to avoid.









As with any immune challenge, limiting SUGAR is essential to strengthening your immune system and speeding up recovery. Sugar feeds all the bugs: viruses, bacteria, fungus, and parasites.









The Anti-Viral Diet is very powerful, and is more important than any supplements, herbs, or drugs in your quest for improved health (although done in conjunction with anti-viral, food-based supplements, you’ll have quite a potent healing combination).









There was a woman who was a patient of mine back in 2008, and her stomach was very sensitive; she couldn’t take any pills. She would get dizzy often, and that dizziness would sometimes turn into vertigo (dizziness is sort of being off balance, whereas vertigo is like the earth is repeatedly flipping you upside down). I found a viral immune challenge in her stomach and in her ears with the biofeedback technique we use. She couldn’t take my supplement pills due to her poor functioning stomach. I put her on the Anti-Viral Diet, and within four months she was extremely happy—her symptoms were gone! She was well, she was better: it was fantastic. She stopped coming in for appointments, but I ran into her a few years later at the grocery store and she said she was still doing the diet (it isn’t always a  requirement that you do it forever!), she was still doing well, and her symptoms had not come back.









Viruses can cause all types of weird symptoms: skin rashes, fatigue… the virus can be stuck in an organ, causing the organ to cause the symptoms that that organ causes. We use the Anti-Viral Diet all the time at the office and get people better by its use quite often, so we’re big fans of it.









So if you feel like you’re not getting to the cause of your fatigue or depression or something like that and you think it might be a virus, you can do blood tests. You can run panels for these strange viruses, viruses called retroviruses, which stay in your body for a long period of time and cause trouble the whole time, though they might lay relatively dormant or your symptoms might be less or nonexistent for periods of time. Epstein-Barr virus is an example of that. Cytomegalovirus is another.









It typically takes many months to knock the viruses out.









One of the kickers about viruses is they live in your cells, whereas bacteria and fungus and parasites live around your cells. If you’re on anti-viral supplements, drugs, or herbs, and you’re doing the Anti-Viral Diet, and let’s say the virus is in your heart or in your brain or in your liver, it may take four months or it may take six months or it may take a year—but this virus might very well have been hiding in your body for years, flaring up from time to time, making you sick, causing problems. That’s why this is important.









So there’s the tool. Now you have it.









Dr. Darren Schmidt









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Good Fat Foods for You to Consume for Low-Carb or Ketosis Diet

Good Fat Foods for You to Consume for Low-Carb or Ketosis Diet

This is an article about high-quality, good fat foods for ketosis and low-carb diets.

Before I get into what those are though, I want to talk about the Atkins era. In the ’80s and ’90s, Dr. Atkins and his diet were pretty popular, but there were two things that was missing in his information related to eating fats.

Number 1: it’s most accurate and valuable to test ketones in the blood. Ketones are the fat that the body loves to burn more than any other fat: when you’re burning ketones, it’s called ketosis. To test for ketones in the body, Dr. Atkins was using “keto sticks,” which are little sticks that you urinate on, and they’ll tell you if there’s a certain quantity of ketones in the urine. Unfortunately, having raised ketone levels in the urine doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in ketosis. You see, if the level of sugar in your blood is greater than the level of ketones, it means you’re burning sugar. In order to be in ketosis, you have to have more ketones in the blood than sugar. With the way Atkins was testing, you might witness an increase in ketones from eating healthy fat foods, causing some of those ketones to spill over into the urine and make it seem, based on the keto stick reading, like you’re in ketosis, but if there’s still more sugar in the blood—something that can’t be measured using the keto sticks—then in fact you’re still burning sugar and are not in ketosis. Dr. Atkins missed this simply because there didn’t exist the correct technology at the time. But now it exits! You can buy something [link/product name] online to measure ketones in the blood, and compare that with glucose

Number 2: Atkins was missing the concept of eating healthy food that’s not filled with chemicals. He recommended artificial sweetener, other preservatives, and processed food. As a matter of fact, they still make Atkins bars, and they’re filled with chemicals. You want to avoid that. Of course, it was more okay in the ’70s when most of the food was pretty good, but now our food is a disaster, so you want to eat as cleanly as possible

Those are the things Atkins was missing. One more note before I get into the list of fats: ketosis is not the same as ketoacidosis. Ketosis is simply burning fat, whereas ketoacidosis denotes a Type 1 diabetic that’s dying because his or her glucose and ketones are out of control. The ketones might be 25, not 2.0 and the blood glucose is 350, not 100. Ketoacidosis is very dangerous. Saying ketosis and ketoacidosis are the same thing is like saying cat and car are the same thing: the words are similar, but obviously a cat and car are very different things.


Here’s the list of fats, broken into a couple of different categories.

The first category is fats that are really good for when you’re fasting. Let’s say you’re skipping breakfast and doing what’s called intermittent fasting: you eat dinner at 6:00 p.m., and your next meal’s at noon the next day. You just went 18 hours with no food. That’s intermittent fasting. These fats can be consumed while you’re fasting around 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. to help yogurt through it.

  • MCT oil – which stands for medium-chain triglyceride oil (in fact, all of the fats in this category are medium-chain triglycerides, meaning they pass into the brain easily to feed it, as opposed to long-chain triglycerides, like what’s in bacon or steak).
  • Coconut oil
  • EVOO
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Fish oils- Butter
  • Bone broth

All of these you could just drink, or for the coconut oil, eat it with a spoon

The next category is healthy fats that have some carbohydrates or protein in them. You’d consume these during your eating hours since otherwise, they would break your fast








  • Olives
  • Avocados
  • Organic pasture-raised eggs
  • Fish eggs
  • Nuts, seeds
  • Nut butter
  • 100% chocolate – If you find a chocolate bar that’s 90%, that means it’s 90% chocolate, 10% sugar. If your chocolate bar is 75% chocolate, then it’s 25% sugar. This is 100% chocolate. It’s bitter, but it’s full of fat.

The next category is dairy. Dairy’s very valuable for its fat. If your body can’t handle dairy, if you’re lactose intolerant or it causes a runny nose, then this category isn’t for you.

  • Full-fat cheese, including cottage cheese. Raw and/or organic is best.
  • Yogurt, full-fat with no added sugar
  • Grass-fed butter or ghee (clarified butter)
  • Kefir, which is a thick, fermented dairy, full-fat of course. It’s a bit bitter. You can buy kefir that’s full of sugar and is low fat—don’t bother.
  • Whole milk, raw and from grass-fed animals. Some people are drinking goat’s milk. In any case, you want it to be as clean as possible, and not skim milk and not 2%. Skim milk is like drinking Gatorade with the amount of sugar that’s in it. You have to go with full-fat.

The final category is meat and fish.

  • Red meat: steak, pot roast, beef
  • Fatty chili
  • Brats, sausage. You can go to a store and find all-lean brats and lean sausage. It’s dry, and it’s not very satisfying. You want to go with a higher fat brats and sausage. It has to make you happy.
  • Bacon. There’s turkey bacon, which has basically no fat, and then there’s regular bacon. If you’re going to eat bacon, you have to go with the full-fat bacon. This is to get your body into fat-burning mode; we’re trying to reduce the protein and the sugar.
  • Fats and organ meats from organic, grass-fed animals
  • Whole fish that’s fatty, like salmon. These fish swim deep in the ocean where it’s cold. Preferably the Atlantic Ocean, not the Pacific

At the very least, you want to get into ketosis a few days a year. If you’re in ketosis four days a year, you’ve turned off bad DNA, cancer DNA, heart disease, diabetes. If you’re an endurance athlete, you should be in ketosis 15 hours every day. It’s a gradient, depending on what you want to do.

Start incorporating a healthy fat diet into your life!

Yours in Health,
Dr. Darren Schmidt

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Ketosis is the Basis of Detoxification and GAPS Diet

Ketosis is the Basis of Detoxification and GAPS Diet

This article is about detoxification and the GAPS diet, which stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet.

I’m referencing a book written in 2004 about it, by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. Right on the cover it says the GAPS diet is designed for and helps with central nervous system disorders including autism, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia (numbers and letters get crossed when you look at them), dyspraxia (gross motor skills are altered), depression, and schizophrenia.




Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

To give you some background, Dr. Campbell-McBride neurology doctor with an autistic son. She discovered a particular diet and altered it a bit to create this diet, the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet, and it has helped many families to improve the lives of those living with autism

For example, there was a woman who gave a lecture five or six years ago that I attended, and she had done pre and post testing of mercury in an autistic kid. There was a lot of mercury in the body to start, then they did the GAPS diet for a year. After that year, the autism was pretty well, resolved, and the testing showed that the mercury was gone. The child didn’t take any detoxification pills or take part in any treatment during that time other than the diet. This datum took me by surprise that day at the seminar—I’ve never forgotten it. How did that detoxification occur without any pills? What mechanism was at work to make that happen? Well here’s what I’ve since figured out:

I’ve evaluated the GAPS diet using an app called Cronometer, which is my favorite app, perfect to input your food and drinks to calculate grams of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. The diet is very healing and sometimes ketogenic. That’s the key. The GAPS diet is unintentionally ketogenic, and I can imagine when somebody’s doing it, he or she may be in ketosis at least once a week for a few hours accidentally, at the very minimum. If they’re doing the diet hard core, they’re probably in ketosis multiple times a week. [More on calculating your macros]

Ketosis is the basis of detoxification; it is when the body’s using fat as fuel, so fat cells in the body get smaller. When the fat cells get smaller, they push out toxins, which are stored in fat cells in your viscera, your abdomen, your brain, etc. Know this: your central nervous system is nearly all fat.

I had a patient a long time ago who lived in an old house. In the part of Michigan where she was, there’s a lot of arsenic in the ground. The basement had a dirt floor instead of having a concrete floor and she had an acute arsenic poisoning situation from her basement in this old house. Originally, she was a very thin, small woman. From the arsenic poisoning, she gained five pounds within a few days, and the reason for it was her body was trying to create a location to store the arsenic—it put it in her fat cells! I met a doctor back in the ’90s who was a holistic cardiologist. He did what’s called Chelation therapy on his patients. Chelation means “to grab,” or “to bind.” It acts like a claw: basically, these nutrients or medications will grab on to toxins and pull them out of the body. It may take four or six months to do one round of Chelation therapy. He would do testing of heavy metals before and after Chelation therapy, and the levels would drop, then the patient would leave. The problem was that five or six years later, he would retest his patients and their metals would be back up again in their body, and he says to me, “It seems like they need to get detoxified every five years,” and we didn’t know why that was. Well, now I know why: in the years following the treatment, those people weren’t ever getting into ketosis.

After twenty years of clinical experience and trying to solve this puzzle known as chronic disease, here’s my statement: Ketosis is the basis of detoxification.

Everybody should be burning fat at least sometimes.

Now if you want to burn fat five days a week, that’s your choice. It depends on your goals and your state of health. You might want to do it five days a month, you might want to do it five days a year. But you got to do it sometimes. It kills cancer cells, it helps reverse diabetes, it prevents heart problems, etc., etc. I have videos on this.

Now you can be thin and, without ketosis, become more and more toxic because you’re only burning sugar. In a sugar-burning state, the fat sits in your fat cells and so do the toxins, and the toxins accumulate over time. Once you get into ketosis, not necessarily for weight loss, but just for health and prevention of disease and to kill cancer cells, etc., in someone who doesn’t need to lose weight, those fat cells will stay the same size, but you’re consuming new, clean fat to replace the old, toxic fat. The healthy fat comes in, the unhealthy fat and the toxins go out. In summary, regardless of weight, you want to get in ketosis for the detoxification benefits.

If you’ve ever tried ketosis, you may have experienced what’s called the keto flu. It’s my idea that the keto flu happens as a result of detoxification. When starting ketosis, suddenly the liver and the kidneys and the lymphatic system have to deal with all these toxins as your body mobilizes the fat, shrinks the fat cells, and pushes toxins to be removed from the body, and if those organs aren’t ready, then you’ll feel bad. You might have a funky rash appearing on the skin, weird breath, or cloudy brain operation. Consuming 2 teaspoons of Celtic sea salt per day could prevent this.

There are other people online who say that the keto flu is not from toxicity, rather that it could be from a deficiency of a polysaccharide called mucin. Mucin, or mucus, is the moisture of the nasal passages, the moisture of the skin. I can see this being true. If you have a mucin deficiency in ketosis, it means you need to eat more vegetables. You’ll want to eat them in a short window of time, like four hours in a day. Load up on the vegetables because they’re filled with what’s called “structured water,” which is ten percent denser than regular water. The structured water can replenish the dryness caused by deficiency of vegetables.

The GAPS Diet is a Ketogenic Diet

Getting back to the GAPS diet: the point is that it’s ketogenic, which makes a lot of sense, given the other health problems ketosis has been known to help with and get rid of. The GAPS diet also has a lot going for it in terms of promoting a healthy gut, hence the name “Gut and Psychology Syndrome.” The diet includes fermented vegetables, which are probiotics and help your microbiome, aka the living organisms in your gut. Another component of the diet is putting animal parts like bones, muscle, ligaments, joints, etc. in water, boiling them, and then drinking the water or using it as a soup. The minerals are leached from the bones and into the water in the boiling process, the proteins breaking down. In this way, the diet is very healing for collagen tissue, or connective tissue, along with ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones. Because our small intestines are all muscular and connective tissue, when you’re healing the muscular and connective tissue of the gut, you’re healing the microbiome. Additionally, GAPS is ketogenic, which means that there’s so little sugar in the body that inflammation is reduced tremendously in the gut. (This is a huge problem for a lot of kids, whether their diagnosis is autism, ADD or what. Inflammation of the gut from sugar, processed food, garbage food, grains, wheat, etc.… it’s a big problem).

So there’s reduction of inflammation, probiotics, and collagen healing. Now THAT combination will make a healthy gut! With a healthy gut, the membranes of the small intestine and the large intestine become smart. The intestines have to take waste from the body and bring it into the intestines to excrete it out, and then take nutrients from within the intestines and push it into the body. The intestines don’t just digest food, they detoxify the entire body. When you have a healthy gut, you’re detoxifying.

Thanks for reading! If you have any experience with ketosis as detoxification or the GAPS diet, please share that with us. I’ll learn from your statements and I appreciate this team effort. We’re trying to figure out chronic disease.