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Dr. Ellen Cutler has great expertise in many fields of health care and is a passionate advocate of natural health and healing. She is the founder and developer of BioSET(Bioenergetic Sensitivity and Enzyme Therapy), a system of healing that incorporates enzyme therapy with nutritional counseling, detoxification, and the identification and clearing of food and other sensitivities.

 

Dr. Cutler has authored a number of books and articles, and has been a frequent guest speaker at numerous venues. Her latest book, entitled "Clearing the Way to Health and Wellness", provides an overview of the BioSET system, giving a number of case studies to document its effectiveness in a wide range of health problems. She also explains to readers how they can help themselves with proper diet, supplementation, and desensitization. Dr. Cutler continues her clinical work at the BioSET Clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

 

Dr. Ellen W. Cutler has been deeply involved in the clinical practice and research of natural healing methods for more than 25 years. For years prior to this, she had suffered from chronic constipation, bloating, tiredness, and was often depressed, especially by the end of a day after struggling to eat. These symptoms would develop no matter what she ate or when, how, or with whom she ate it. Her father and grandmother had similar complaints and she was told that she had inherited a life-long condition of digestive problems. Nonetheless, she refused to believe her problems were inherited and was determined to find a solution.

 
She began to study different areas of healing, initially with an emphasis on massage and polarity therapy. She studied homeopathy and nutrition with various doctors, including Dr. Bernard Jensen at his ranch in Escondido, CA, and studied every book about natural healing she could find. She experimented with vitamin and mineral supplements, homeopathic preparations, and many kinds of diets, including fasting. Unfortunately, nothing she tried ever made a significant or lasting change in any of her problems. At times, she was frustrated and worried that she might never find an answer.


After years of studying nutrition on her own, she decided to become a chiropractor, beginning school in 1972. Her twin brother had gone to medical school, but she was drawn to a more natural approach to health. Additionally, chiropractic college offered a course in diet and nutrition. Her symptoms worsened during her first year there, probably due to the stress of intensive studying. Her symptoms were aggravated by almost anything she ate, and she became severely constipated and bloated. She had diagnostic studies, including x-rays, barium x-rays, and blood work, at the school’s clinic. She was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.


She followed recommendations made at the clinic and did colonics, fasting, and food rotation. This included doing a grape fast for almost three months. When fasting, her symptoms seemed to slightly improve, but quickly returned after resuming her regular diet. Different chiropractic treatments, additional homeopathy, and other new diets were tried, but again, nothing seemed to work.
After graduating from chiropractic school and practicing for several years, Dr. Cutler decided to enroll in a three-year post-graduate chiropractic orthopedics training program. It was through this course that she was introduced by one of her instructors to enzymes and enzyme therapy. Upon investigating this field, she discovered that she was carbohydrate intolerant, being unable to properly digest and assimilate foods containing sugars and other carbohydrates, especially grains and breads. She began taking a digestive enzyme supplement consisting of disaccharidase, cellulase, maltase, sucrase, and lactase to help with the digestion of sugars and starches. Only two weeks after beginning the enzymes, the bloating and constipation, which she had experienced her whole life, disappeared and never returned!


This total transformation of her digestive system was miraculous. She also noticed other changes in her health, having more energy, healthier hair and nails, needing less sleep, and no longer being prone to colds and flu. Dr. Cutler became very excited about the healing power of digestive enzymes. She studied enzymes and enzyme therapy extensively and began to utilize enzyme therapy in her practice. She recommended an enzyme protocol, along with a diet based on their specific food intolerances, for all of her patients. These diets, along with a comprehensive overview of the role enzymes play in health and longevity, is presented in Dr. Cutler’s book, MicroMiracles: Discover the Healing Power of Enzymes (Rodale 2005).


An example of one of the diets is the one designed for those who are carbohydrate-intolerant, and is called the carbohydrate-intolerant diet. The majority of individuals in the US are carbohydrate-intolerant. In fact, this is the diet that Dr. Cutler herself continues to follow. Dr. Cutler has found in her clinical practice that those who are carbohydrate intolerant often are suffering from symptoms similar to those she had before she started taking digestive enzymes, namely bloating, constipation, fatigue, and depressed mood, as well as to symptoms experienced in those with high blood sugar, adrenal dysfunction, asthma, hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder, poor assimilation of foods, obesity or malnutrition, and frequent sore throats, ear infections, and colds. She has also frequently seen carbohydrate intolerance in those with chronic yeast infections and chronic food and environmental sensitivities. The diet is low in carbohydrates (no grains permitted), fruits, and sweet vegetables, and high in protein. A vegetarian version incorporates vegetable protein sources. It also recommends eating as much raw food as possible.


Dr. Cutler has seen many wonderful results in her clinic working with her patients over the years. Because of this and her own story, she remains very enthusiastic about enzyme support, so much so that many of her colleagues and patients jokingly call her the ‘Enzyme Empress’. Not only her patients, but most of her family and friends are now taking digestive enzyme supplements regularly. Dr. Cutler and many of her patients report feeling healthier now than ever before, owing much of this feeling of well-being to enzyme therapy.

 

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The First Hour Talking with Debby and Dr Herbert Roberts
CHAPTER XXX
SYCOSIS-OVER-CONSTRUCTION

WHEN we come to analyze the sycotic miasm in relation to the table of elements and their respective atomic weights, we find an entirely new grouping of symptoms. We have stated in the summary of the miasmatic symptomatology that the psoric manifests most strongly the functional symptoms; the syphilitic has as its hallmark ulceration and destruction of tissue, even to bony tissue; while the sycotic has an opposite manifestation-infiltration and overgrowth of tissue.

Therefore we see that the sycotic stigma presents a problem in physical construction that is the exact opposite of the psoric, granting that our theory has been so far sound. Thus, while the psoric patient is unable to assimilate sufficient elements from sunlight, air, water, food, etc., for well rounded physical structure in which to house a normal healthy mind and spirit, we find that the sycotic patient is too susceptible to the available constructive elements; he seizes upon and assimilates to the point of overgrowth of tissues. If this is so, it explains the reason for pathology in all parts of the body that manifest overgrowth of natural tissue; and we have already noted that where we find malignancies with overgrowth of tissues and infiltrations we are almost always able to trace the sycotic taint.

Consider the necessary elements for physical construction and the lavish manner in which they are supplied by Nature in fresh air, sunshine, fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, even in fresh sea food and animal tissue which we adapt for food. In the case of manganese, for instance, McCollum tells us that but a small amount is required in our daily food, but that it is very difficult to prepare a diet entirely free from the element for experimental purposes. If it is so difficult to prepare food and omit the small amount required, what an excess of the substance must be available in a normal diet. Yet the healthy normal system absorbs only the amount required to maintain a state of health.

A list of antisycotic remedies has been complied from several standard works on materia medica; we shall give a list excerpted form this, comprising only those remedies with a primary chemical relationship. It will be noted that almost all these remedies fall within the group of body construction elements; but it is significant that the so-called "double salts" predominate. Another interesting fact is that the carbons are almost entirely lacking, while the Calcareas appear infrequently. Chemical combinations of the very lowest elements are found to be fairly frequent, as in Fluoric acid, Nitric acid, Ammonium mur. It is interesting to note that while there is a preponderance of the Kali's, Kali carb. is omitted. It will be noted, too, that while Aurum mur., Baryta mur., Cinnabaris, Mercury and Plumbum appear in this list, the first three are tinctured with elements of a much lower atomic weight, while the two last are comparatively rarely indicated in true sycotic conditions unless there is a syphilitic taint as well; although of course these might be indicated when the condition approaches disintegration of tissue as toward the final chapter of the disease. Let us examine these remedies, comparing their relationships by number to the elements.

Alumina 13.
Ammonium mur. 1, 7, 17.
Antimony 51.
Argentum 47.
Arsenic 33.
Aurum mur. 17, 79.
Baryta mur. 17, 56.
Borax 1, 5, 8, 11.
Bismuth 33.
Bromium 35.
Calcarea phos. 15, 20.
Cinnabaris 16, 80.
Chlorine 17.
Ferrum iod. 26, 53.
Ferrum phos. 15, 26.
Fluoric acid 1, 9.
Graphites 6, 14, 26.
Hepar sulph. 16, 20.
Kali bich. 19, 24.
Kali iod. 19, 53.
Kali mur. 17, 19.
Kali sulph. 16, 19.
Lithium 3.
Mercury 80.
Merc. cor. 17, 80.
Merc. i. r. 53, 80.
Merc. sol. 1, 7, 8, 80.
Natrum mur. 11, 17.
Natrum sulph. 11, 16.
Nitric acid. I, 7, 8.
Phosphorus 15.
Plumbum 82.
Silica 14.
Sulphur 16.

It is not to be thought that these remedies, even with those form animal and vegetable sources added, are all that might be indicated in sycotic conditions; but these show the trend of the remedies that are most likely to be indicated. It is an accepted fact that all plant remedies contain the constructive elements, rebuilt into potential and varied combinations in every species of plant life. So too our animal remedies have their value only in what has been made of the elements assimilated and rebuilt. It is this reconstruction that gives their potentiality.

However, in the association of elements with the remedies under consideration, we note a greater proportion of those containing chlorine (17) than any other element. Further, we note a gap between Bromine (53) and Argentum (47). In order of atomic weights the following fill in this space: Krypton 36; Rubidium 37; Strontium 38; Yttrium 39; Zirconium 40; Columbium 41; Molybdenum 42; undetermined 43; Ruthenium 44; Rhodium 45; Palladium 46. Of these Strontium and Palladium have had considerable provings, and both have been found useful in sycotic conditions. However, Strontium is found in natural association with Plumbum, and its greatest influence, homœopathically, seems to lie along similar lines. Palladium and Rhodium (the latter has had a brief proving) are associated in their natural state with Platinum; the latter being in the higher register of atomic weights, we consider as being more particularly in the destructive classification. However, Cadmium (48) is a remedy to be considered in this antisycotic group, particularly in pathological end product.

Some of the elements that come within the range of the constructive group, yet which have never been defined as having constructive roles, have been detected by the spectrograph in milk; these are: Barium 56; Boron 5; Lithium 3; Rubidium 37; Strontium 38; Titanium 22; Zinc 30; also, by other investigators, Aluminium 13; Chromium 24; Lead 82; Silicon 14; Tin 50; Vanadium 23; Manganese 25. These are by no means all the inorganic sub-stances contained in milk, but are those that have been detected only in traces, and their constructive duties have not been defined.

Detection of these elements is of particular interest in that it suggests roles of some sort to elements heretofore missing in our constructive elements; and because of its inclusion of Barium and Lead, the latter being so far beyond the constructive limits as we have understood them. Moreover, these elements, associated with physical functions of the body (albeit in animals) leads us to inquire why elements of such high atomic weight should appear in nutritional functions? Was this by chance, some imperfection in technique on the part of the investigators, or have we a still wider field beyond that compassed by our present knowledge and the hypothesis founded thereon?

These comments upon the remedies frequently associated by symptomatology with the problems of hereditary or contracted disease taints must be understood to be no more than the first uncertain steps toward a newer understanding of the relationship of our potentized remedies to cases that may present themselves before us. We realize it is far less important to rationalize the REASONS FOR than to embrace a knowledge of the means to CARE FOR these conditions; but while these suggestions of the possible modus operandi of a certain group of elements are extremely rudimentary, it is hoped that the problems involved will be clarified by more study to the point where here, too, we may verify the whole process of logical reasoning and scientific procedure that has made homœopathy THE profoundly coherent system of healing.

DISEASE CLASSIFICATION: A SUMMARY

     Let us summarize the different stigmata, remembering that we may get all shadings of all the stigmata in their groupings in our patients, but one stigma will predominate above all the others. They all have their characteristic differences. The accentuation of psora is function; the accentuation of the syphilitic taint is ulcerative; the accentuation of sycosis is infiltration and deposits.

     When suppressed, the syphilitic stigma spends itself on the meninges of the brain, and affects the larynx and throat in general, the eyes, the bones and the periosteum.

     Psora spends its action very largely upon the nervous system and the nerve centres, producing functional disturbances, which are > by surface manifestations.

     Sycosis attacks the internal organs, especially the pelvic and sexual organs. In this stigma we find the worst forms of inflammation, infiltration of the tissues causing abscesses, hypertrophies, cystic degeneration; when thrown back into the system by suppression this stigma causes dishonesty, moral degeneracy and mania.

     In treating patients suffering from these stigmata, this classification is of inestimable value, for it immediately throws the simillimum into a class of remedies corresponding with the accentuation of the stigma that is outstanding in the case, and this should be considered in the totality; it will often throw light upon the choice of a simillimum that is applicable to the individual case and stage of development.

     When we are considering a case manifesting mixed stigmata, there is always one more prominent, and this will be the one requiring relief; when this is relieved, the next in prominence must be cared for, until the patient is freed from the inheritance of generations.

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