Garry Gordon, MD's Mineral Lab Research Was Cutting Edge
My role as medical director of Mineral Lab on three continents was to interface with our physician client base, put on seminars, to train doctors in the diagnosis and
treatment of mineral imbalances including how do you eliminate the excessive levels of the toxic metals and to get rid of the low levels of the desirable (what we call) trace minerals, without which,
serious diseases could appear such as zinc and chromium and even magnesium.
As this career went forward, I wound up then devoting a great deal of my time to the training of physicians through the ACAM organization as well as from the more esoteric meetings of
associations involved in (for example) the International Academy of Bio- Inorganic Chemistry as well as various trace element focused associations and the American College of Nutrition etc. In this role, I
served them as a consultant to all of the clients from three continents that used the services of our laboratory and I found that I was required more and more to remain up to date on all aspects, not just
the trace element imbalances that we had initially focused on. In fact, the laboratory (Mineral Lab) was approached by one of the wealthiest men in the world (Dr. Sackler) who owned the patents on Librium
and Valium. He was a billionaire at the time and he decided that it would be interesting to purchase Mineral Lab if we could get into testing other nutrients. After he did his due diligence, his team of
attorneys decided that there were some features of the staff at Mineral Lab that were less than ideal, so they gave up on their acquisition.
By that time, having become interested in the possibility of providing a full service nutritional testing and consulting service to doctors around the world, I took advantage of many of the
leading doctors in alternative medicine in the world and raised money from them to start two limited partnerships in an effort to bring forth the broader spectrum of tests. One of these was to make it
possible to identify the level of mineral imbalance in singe cells (unclear) the electron microscope with X-ray fluorescence. This exciting research was a little ahead of its time and we had to abandon the
effort when it turned out that the laboratory then available did not meet this (unclear) required sensitivity for determining low levels of minerals such as magnesium inside of a single cell, although
those problems have subsequently been resolved.
Furthermore, the other limited partnership was to bring out an improved test for reproducibly, accurately and cost effectively measuring amino acids in blood and urine. This meant that we
also had to concurrently develop a computerized software program, since most doctors couldn't even spell forty one different amino acids much less have any idea of what they might mean if they were
elevated or deficient in the human body.
Unfortunately, the cells of the institute formula, which we had packaged under the name CardioGuard became a major part of the income that our laboratory was utilizing in our efforts to
finalize these two exciting new diagnostic nutritional tests. Namely the intracellular mineral analysis and the amino acid testing. When a competing company decided to claim that they could sell the
institute formula for half the price since they were not paying the royalties that we were paying to Dr. Lester Morison's Arteriosclerosis Research Institute, they were able to offer a lower price and
fortunately, as my (unclear phrase) to this date that they didn't have the necessary knowledge to be sure that the product that they were offering would in fact prevent the blood clots that we now know
today are provably involved in 85% of heart attacks and strokes.
In any event, with this challenge to the major economic activities that our company was relying on to finish the multi-million dollar efforts we were expending in developing these new
refined nutritional tests, we wound up having to sell the company almost on the bankruptcy at our steps. The result of that is that I went back into clinical practice of medicine, having been out of it
since 1976 and I returned to practice in approximately 1985 in Sacramento California taking over the old practice that I had in Sacramento from 1965 to 1976. I had started that practice shortly after
completing a six-month tour of duty serving as an emergency room physician in the Sacramento County Hospital Emergency Room, where we usually averaged one death per eight-hour shift.
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