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January 21, 2010


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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Thomas A. Edison


Dear friend

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Quotes for Your Life

"We see things not as they are, but as we are."
H.M. Tomlinson, journalist, novelist

"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."
James Thurber, writer, editor, cartoonist

"Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, author

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet and dramatist


I get letters (bolds and links added by Dr. Z)

had everything wrong with me that was on Dr.Z's list of Self Evaluation symptoms. I had no energy, aches and pains all over my body.

I had difficulty with motivation, depression, arthritis, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, high blood pressure, heart palpitations, light headedness, trouble sleeping, shortness of breath, excessive appetite, frequent constipation, digestive problems, bloated feeling, heartburn, anxiety attacks, nervousness, and my balance was way off.

You name it, I had it!

I am 61 years old. This went on for thirty years. Sometimes I really felt like giving up.

I met Dr.Z at the Nevada City Health Fair. I was on thirteen different medications at the time. For years I had gone from medical doctor to medical doctor - all they did is give me more medications which made me only more miserable.

I checked him out to see what he had to say about me. I went to see him at his office for an examinantion where he screened me for pain, muscle strength imbalance, blood sugar problems, allergies and evaluated my nutritional and digestive status.

Dr. Z was hesitant to take me on as a patient. He told me that because I had these problems for so many years that I would have to make drastic life style changes and follow his recommendations absolutey...could I do that? Well, I decided right then that I could do anything I put my mind to.

In one week, yes in just one week, in getting chiropractic adjustments, changing my diet, taking supplements and doing the home work brain exercises he gave me I am much stronger than I have been in years! I can hardly believe this myself.

The diet - no carboydrates. Breakfast is hardest - I used to eat cereal with non-fat milk, dried apricots and banana every morning. Popcorn for snacks during the day.

My initial symptom score on was 128, one week later, it was 10.

My heartburn is gone, my pain is so much improved, I don't feel depressed, I have more energy, I have hope again.

Dr.Z saved my life! I heartily and highly recommend coming to see Dr.Z!!

Carol H, Grass Valley,CA.

PS - Within two weeks I decided to go off three of my medications - Oxycontin, Prevacid and Glucophage.. I would love to be off all of them, eventually.

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Your Brain - the Key to Your Human Expression

Neuropsychiatric disorders are the #1 disorders among all human dysfunctions on our planet today. Among those are

  • memory loss
  • depression
  • bipolar disorders
  • Alzheimer's
  • Parkinson's
  • learning disabilities
  • autism
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • anxiety
  • dyslexia
  • behavioral disorders
  • the list goes on and on

Look around you. Family, friends, community, country, the world.

  • Older people appear to be most affected.
  • During the past 15 to 20 years, however, more and more children and teenagers seem to be affected as well.

The question is: WHY?

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What is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive degenerative brain disorder that gradually destroys a person's memory and ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate and carry out daily activities.

The most striking early symptom is loss of short term memory which usually manifests as minor forgetfulness that becomes steadily more pronounced with illness progression, with relative preservation of older memories.

As Alzheimer's progresses, individuals may also experience changes in personality and behavior, such as anxiety, suspiciousness or agitation, as well as delusions or hallucinations.

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Alzheimer's and Diabetes/Blood Sugar Imbalance

There are now more than 5 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer's disease. This number includes 4.9 million people over the age of 65 and between 200,000 and 500,000 people under age 65 with early-onset Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Nearly one-third of American adults - perhaps as many as 73 million people - have diabetes or higher than normal blood sugar levels, according to a study from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases that was published in the June 2006 issue of Diabetes Care.

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" . Weili Xu, M.D., and colleagues from the Karolinska Institutet and the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Sweden, sought to examine the effects of borderline diabetes on the development of dementia and Alzheimer's.

For nine years, the investigators followed 1,173 individuals age 75 years and older who were free of dementia and diabetes at baseline; borderline diabetes was identified in 47 subjects. ......borderline diabetes was associated with an almost 70 percent increased risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease in this population." end of quote

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"Research suggests that people with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. A study by Rachel A. Whitmer, Ph.D., of Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research, Oakland, Calif., and colleagues suggests that among people with diabetes, those with very poor blood sugar control are at the greatest risk.

The researchers studied 22,852 patients with type 2 diabetes for eight years to determine if elevated glycosylated hemoglobin, a marker of blood sugar control, correlated with increased risk of dementia. Participants were members of the Kaiser Permanente of Northern California Diabetes Registry (66 percent Caucasian, 10 percent African American, 11 percent Asian, 10 percent Latino, 3 percent Native-American or other) age 50 and older.

Those with very poor blood sugar control were more likely to develop dementia. Compared to those with normal glycosylated hemoglobin levels (< 7), those with levels greater than 12 were 22 percent more likely to develop dementia, while those with levels greater than 15 were 78 percent more likely to get dementia.

"Effective blood sugar control may lower risk of another diabetes associated complication - dementia," said Whitmer.

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Dr. Z' Comments

  • Diabetes and Alzheimer's appear directly linked
  • Effective blood sugar control positively affects brain function
  • Your brain cannot work with low blood sugar/hypoglycemia
  • Your brain cannot work with high blood sugar/diabetes


  • Effective blood sugar control is NOT done with medications
  • Effective blood sugar control depends on your behavior around food
  • You must take charge


As you can see in our clients' comments, we have helped countless people through our on-line Self Evaluation with basic nutritional issues such as:

  • the foods they are eating and drinking
  • digestive problems - heartburn - gas - etc.
  • blood sugar imbalance- hypoglycemia - diabetes
  • past use of antibiotics and resulting candida problems

From Carol's letter it should be obvious that there are many things that I cannot assist you unless you come here for a face to face evaluation.

  • In my clinical setting the first and most important step is the examination which allows me to gather information about your neurological, structural and biochemical situation.
  • This information allows me to develop a diagnostic impression which leads to specific recommendations.
  • My main job is then to monitor how you respond to these recommendations - and if necessary - make changes to these recommendations.

This - in my mind - constitutes intelligent health care.


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How to Begin

Always start with your SELF

  • Your lack of health is NOT due to medication deficiency
  • Always start with the basics
  • What do you eat and drink and snack?
  • How is your digestion?
  • What is your history with antibiotics?
  • Best still... Complete Dr. Z's Self Evaluation

The Solution

  • The Solution: Change what you eat/drink
  • The solution: how you digest what you eat/drink
  • The solution: your insight and intelligence
  • The solution: your compassion with your self
  • The solution: your willingness to make changes

The solution: you take full responsibility

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Your First Step towards a Healthier Life

Nothing can replace a face to face evaluation.

  • If you happen to live relatively close to our office, I strongly suggest that you call call 530-265-0224 and make an appointment with my lovely wife Victoria.
  • We are located in Nevada City, California. This is approximately 1.5 hours by car from Sacramento, California towards Reno/Lake Tahoe in the beautiful foothillls of the Sierra Nevada.

If you cannot come personally - - - -

Our on-line Self Evaluation is geared towards giving you a basic starting point in order to make some intelligent changes in diet and improve some basic human functions such as digestion, blood sugar control.

If you have ever taken antibiotics, yesterday or 30 years ago - the chances are high that you may suffer the consequences of bowel flora imbalance and candida overgrowth.

  • It is my clinical experience that this approach is always useful.
  • This does not mean that it will or can solve all your problems.

However, the majority of my local and on-line clients experience dramatic improvements in their health, when they address
DDHC - Diet, Digestion, Hypoglycemia/Blood Sugar, Candida

Dr. Z's Self Evaluation

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I. Brain support for the aging brain - Dr. Z's Alzheimer's Support

I find the following nutritional supplements useful to combat cognitive decline in the aging:


II. Dr. Z's Blood Sugar/Hypoglycemia Support

Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar. The body tries at all times to maintain a nearly constant blood sugar level. This is especially important for the brain and the nervous system. Each cell of the nervous system/brain requires stimulation, oxygen and food to make energy so it can function optimally. The only fuel the brain can use is glucose.

The consumption of high carbohydrate foods leads to blood sugar swings with episodes of hypoglycemia. If the blood sugar level is depressed below normal, or if blood sugar levels drop too rapidly, the brain is unable to function appropriately. This can lead to a wide variety of physical and seemingly psychological symptoms associated with abnormal nervous system function and premature brain aging. In response to low blood sugar the adrenal glands release adrenal hormones into the blood stream. This can produce anxiety, trembling, panic attacks and other seemingly "psychological" symptoms.

In my clinical practice I find the following nutritional supplements to be very useful to support optimal brain function through normalizing blood sugar levels.

You can purchase all items at a 10% discount with Dr. Z's Blood Sugar/Hypoglycemia Support.

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In order to get a sense of our clinical work, please review some of our client comments .


I wish you well.

Thank you again for your interest and support.

Dr. Z

Peter Zeischegg, MS, DC, DACNB
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

13288 Banner Lava Cap Road, Suite A
Nevada City, Ca 95959

(530) 265-0224

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