Dr. Nickel is the founder
of PrimeZyme International
Top Ten with PEN
Organ and Herbal Hunters
2500 BC to 1899 AD
The New Zealand Maori on Prime Enzyme Nutrition
Their Quality of Life
- "Finest bodies, excellent figures to old age."
- "Finest teeth" Cavities: 1 per 2000 teeth.
- "Maori men have great physical endurance and good minds."
- "Many fine lawyers and government executives."(1a)
- No need for optometrists, eye doctors, drugs, doctors, or
- Their diet
- Shellfish, seaweeds, roots and grubs etc.
- Ate organ meats from fish.
- 6X more calcium, 7X more phosphorus, 23X more more magnesium,
58X more ion, 10X more fat soluble vitamins A & D than
European diet (1b)
"Those who aspire to success in
science would be well advised to learn the history of their
David W. Cugell, MD in JAMA (2)
The Organ and Herbal Hunters: 2500 BC to 1899 AD
We will begin to trace the beneficial use of Prime Enzyme Nutrition
(PEN) for the Top Ten conditions beginning in 2500 BC to 1899
AD. In the first section of Part II of this 6 Part Series we will
focus on the number one condition of the Top Ten: How to improve
your vision with diet.
For over 4400 years medical practitioners - especially chinese- have searched for the key organs and herbs that could benefit
their patients. Our emphasis here is to focus on the prime enzyme
foods - mainly Heart, Liver, Kidney, Spleen and Stomach - that
were recommended by these doctors for various conditions. In addition
we have added some healthy (and I hope you will find them tasty)
recipes for you to use or pass on.
"Only those applying diet for
treatment are superb physicians." (3)
Sun Si Mao 590-682 A.D.
Top Ten with PEN
1. Poor Vision
- About 280 million Americans have "acute eye conditions
attended" to each year.(4)
- 172 million Americans have defective vision
- 16 million Americans have glaucoma (5)
- 2.5 million American men are color blind (5)
- 270 thousand American women are color blind (5)
Remedy and Recipes to follow
- 2500 BC Egyptian Doctors Use Liver for Nightblindness
In Ancient Egyptian medicine they "used raw ox liver for
treating night blindness- unwittingly supplying Vitamin A, a
lack of which is associated with this problem." (6)
- 1900 BC "Assyrians and Babylonians saw the
liver as the 'seat of life.' The liver was considered
the seat of the blood and hence the seat of life itself."
- 1800 BC "Organotherapy stated in Hindustan Ayurveda."(7)
- 1500 BC "Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Roman Medicine include
practices and beliefs that recognize the internal
- 460 BC Hippocrates used liver to treat night
Don't Know Hippocrates?
- "Regarded as the Father of Western medicine."(6b)
- "Diseases a result of various 'humours' and,
- Used corresponding healthy organs of animals for relief."
- Creator of Hippocratic Oath sworn to by doctors:
'I swear... I will apply
dietetic measure for the benefit
of the sick according to my ability
and judgment; I will keep them from
harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug
to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a
suggestion to this effect." (8)
- 20 AD Celsius recommends Organotherapy.
"Celsius, a Roman medical writer recommends healthy animal
organs for relief of diseases of corresponding organs in man."
- 60 AD Dioscorides advises Organotherapy.
"Dioscorides, an army surgeon in the service of Nero and
originator of material medica, advises use of healthy animal
organs for relief of disease of corresponding organs in man."
- 200 AD Chang Chung-Ching (aka Zhang Ji or
Zhong-Jing) prescribes Organotherapy. "The World's
First Medical Specialist in the 2nd Century." as described
in Chen's History of Chinese Medical Science (10). Zhang Ji:
- "Established the Chinese formula therapy"
- Wrote "two immortal books Shang Han Lun and "Summaries
on Household Remedies" (10)
- In this later book Dr. Zhang Ji says "it is good
to supplement the liver with liver" (11) and recommends
what is the best season(s) to take liver and the other visceral
organs. He is shown here treating a patient. (10b) Chang
Chung Ching is calculated to have lived to age 78 and his
book "On Typhoid" (10) is shown here.
- 450 AD Tao Hung Ching prescribes Organotherapy
"The first Pharmacologist in the 5th century"(10c)
wrote The Book on Herbs by Shen Nong with one of the seven categories
being animal.Drs. Flaws and Wolfe report in their book Prince
Wen Hui's Cook: Chinese Dietary Therapy that Doctor "Hung-Ching
recommended using many animal organs and by-products."(12)
- 652 AD Sun Simiao, the Chinese 'medical king' "In his
Valuable Prescriptions for Emergency, Sun Simiao, the 'medical
king' in Chinese medical history, devoted a separate chapter
to dietotherapy...including 40 animals, each with a detailed
description of its nature, flavor, actions, channel-tropism,
indications and contraindications and method of administration.
Only those applying diet for treatment are superb physicians."
As a a physician, one must first probe its etiology to search
out what is wrong. Then, dietotherapy is recommended first,
with drugs to follow, provided dietotherapy is applied to no
As a a physician, one must first probe
its etiology to search out what is wrong. Then, dietotherapy
is recommended first, with drugs to follow, provided dietotherapy
is applied to no avail."
- "Early in the 7th century, Sun Szu Mo proposed effective
therapies thereof: the livers of oxen and sheep sheep for nightblindness..."
Remedy for Poor Vision is Liver
Dr. Flaws and Wolfe say in their book Prince Wen Hui's Cook:
Chinese Dietary Therapy that liver is "Commonly used in treatment
of optic nerve atrophy and night blindness." (12b)
From the book Eating Your Way to Health -Dietotherapy in Traditional
Chinese Medicine. Dr. Cai states: "The liver
- improves eyesight and
- relieves night blindness and dizziness."(3b)
Dr. Lu in his book, The Chinese System Of Using
Foods to Stay Young, says cook sheep or goat's liver
- sharpen vision and
- "cure nearsightedness"
- "cure hot sensations in the eyes with pain and
- blurred vision."
He quotes from a Chinese Food Classic written in 493 AD. "'When
a person suffers night blindness he can not see at night like
a bird. It should be treated by eating beef liver, because beef
liver can sharpen the vision.'" (13) Why? Dr. Lu explains
"One hundred grams of beef liver contains 18,300 I.U. of
vitamin A, which accounts for its effectiveness in sharpening
vision and treating night blindness." (13) In the same book
Dr. Lu states beef liver is also good
- for "spots in front of eyes" and
- "optic atrophy" (13) plus
- to "relieve glaucoma" (14)
as stated in his other book, Chinese System of Food Cures:Prevention
For more information about the benefits and use of liver visit
Remedy Recipes for Poor Vision
Liver Congee (porridge): Drs Flaws
and Wolfe tell us how to make Congee- "Place one part rice
per five to six parts water in a heavy, lidded pot. The amount
of water will determine how thick the porridge will be. Place
the pot on Warm if using an electric stove or hot plate, or on
the lowest flame possible if using a gas range. Let simmer four
to six hours. If the Congee is to be eaten for breakfast, start
it just before retiring for bed the night before. Upon rising
be sure to stir the pot so the Congee will not burn on the bottom.
It can be reheated during the day. Crockpots are very useful for
cooking Congee. Leftover Congee can be added to bread dough. The
yeast will quicken it so it should not be regarded as wrecked."
(12c) From Drs Flaws and Wolfe's book Prince Wen Hui's Cook: Chinese
Liver and Green Onion: "cut
up a sheep or goat's liver and fry with green onion seeds until
until dry. Boil and strain it to cook with rice to eat at meals."
(13b) From Dr. Lu's book, The Chinese System Of Using Foods to
Liver Egg Soup: "Boil 200
ml water, add a little salt and oil. Place 2 rabbit livers sliced
into thin sheets into boiling water. Pour in a thoroughly stirred
hen's egg. When liver well done, consume the whole soup."
From Dr. Cai's book Eat Your Way to Health-Dietotherapy in Traditional
Chinese Medicine. (3c)
Tasty Recipes from Nourishing Traditions
Sally Fallon and Dr. Enig's book Nourishing Traditions emphasizes
the importance of organ meats in the daily diet because "organs,
livers of animals, are the storage depots of the vitamins"
Substitute any of these liver meat recipes for the ones listed
Their Popular Liver Dish: Liver
and Onions - Serves 4
1 1/2 pounds sliced liver
juice of 2-3 lemons
1 cup unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons clarified butter or lard
4 cups onions, finely sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Marinate liver slices in lemon juice for several hours. Pat slices
dry and dredge in a mixture of flour, salt and pepper. In a heavy
skillet and over a high flame, saute the slices, two at a time,
in clarified butter or lard. Transfer to a heated platter and
keep warm in the oven. Meanwhile, in a separate pan, saute the
onions in butter and olive oil over medium heat for about 1/2
hour or until golden brown. Strew over liver and serve."
Other great liver recipes in their book:
- Liver and Mushrooms page 307
- Breaded Liver page 308
- Liver with Balsamic Vinegar Sauce page 308-9
- Sauteed Chicken Livers page 312
- Chicken Liver with Hazelnuts page 313
- Mazalika (Variety Meat Medley) page 314
My patients love Sally's book.
Her well-referenced Introduction on
- And More
is a must read for any serious student desiring to understand
and what works in the field of nutrition. Her two page Preface
to Nourishing Traditions is probably the most important one ever
written to any book on Nutrition in the last 13 years. Don't miss
To learn more about the effectivness of taking liver visit liver
Are organ meats safe?
There are some that do not eat or take organ meats like liver
because of the following considerations.
- Cow nerve disease (BSE)
- Liver damage
Let's take a look at the facts.
Top Five Myths About Organ Meats
Myth #1: Organ meats make you very acid. False
While all organ meats do make you more acid they are relatively
low on the acid index according to Dr. Robert and Shelly Young
in their book The pH Miracle.(16) Sorted by approximate relative
potential of most alkaline (+) to most acid (-) in one ounce of
- +2.0 Human milk (17)
- +1.0 Spleen (17)
- -1.0 Milk, homogenized
- -3.0 Organ meats (liver etc.)
- -5.0 Oysters
- -10.0 Rice, brown
- -10.1 Wheat
- -11.8 Fish, fresh water
- -12.8 Peanuts
- -18.1 Cheese, hard
- -20.0 Chicken
- -20.0 Fish, ocean
- -20.0 Eggs
- -34.5. Beef
- -35.0 Veal
- -38.0 Pork
Myth #2: Liver raises cholesterol levels. False
I have found no evidence in the medical literature that taking
liver raises cholesterol. The opposite seems true. The Journal
of American Medical Association reports that taking liver lowers
cholesterol levels. "The authors gave injections of liver
extract to six patients with involution melancholia. They found
that the injections resulted in a reduction of the previously
increased cholesterol content of the blood..." (18)
Myth #3 Organ meats are the cause of cow nerve
There has been a concern that consumption of organ meat like
brain may cause a rare degeneration of nerve brain tissue called
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) or Mad Cow disease.
"The theory is that this disease can be transmitted to humans
from cattle that are infected with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
(BSE) due to feeding cattle animal parts in their feed lot rations.
However, the evidence indicates that the true cause of CJD is
mineral deficiencies combined with toxic effects of organophosphate
insecticides." (15) plus (19) (20)
Myth #4 Organ meats damage the liver. False
Organ damage is much more likely from taking vitamin and mineral
supplements. Even large amounts of liver over 1/2 lb "(200+
Gm. cooked weight a day)" has been foundnot only safe but
very effective according
to Nobel Prize winners Minot and Murphy. (21) If the urine and
blood pH is constantly too acid excess protein could stress both
liver and kidney. However, organ meats seem to heal rather than
hurt reports The Journal of American Medical Association.
- Dying infants taking stomach daily."All the patients
- While Dying infants were taking vitamins, "every one
terminated fatally" (22)
- In other medical clinical studies taking liver has shown to
be effective fordiabetes (23), hepatitis (23a) etc., and kidney
for high blood pressure (23b) uremia and toxemia (23c).
Myth #5 Organ meats are more toxic. False
Organs like the liver and the kidney work more as filters of
and toxins and what is not excreted by the liver and kidneys go
back into the blood circulation or are apparently deposited like
pesticides mainly in the fat tissue. Since organs of cattle are
low in fat especially grass fed cattlethey are low in toxicity.
Even if they were toxic the benefit out weighs the risk according
to Dr. Bob Flaws.
"It is my feeling that the beneficial effects of organ meats,
used infrequently and in small, medicinal amounts outweigh any
presumed danger of accumulated toxins." (12d) Even large
medicinal amounts of 1 1/2 lbs of spleen per day for over a year
for paralysis has been shown to be safe and effective. (24)
What if I have no appetite for organ meats?
Top Ten reasons why you may have lost your instinct to eat prime
- Low digestive enzymes
- Weak organs
- Excess eating of sweets and fruits
- Excess chemicals: coffee, drugs, fats, mercury fillings, minerals
(calcium), smoking, tea and vitamins
- Excess water
- Excess exercise
- Emotional: worry, anger, fear, sadness
- Too Acid; urine pH under 6.4, blood pH under 7.4
- Too Alkaline; urine pH over 7, blood pH over 7.4
- Belief system
- Bad experience, not tasty
How Can I Best Benefit From Prime Enzyme Nutrition?
Top Five Recommendations
1. Use in deficiency states of organ weakness like-
- Lack of red blood cells (Liver)
More info on liver visit
- Low energy (Kidney)
More info on kidney visit
- Poor circulation (Heart)
More info on heart visit
- Weak digestion (Stomach)
More info on stomach visit
- Weak immune system (Spleen)
More info on spleen visit
2. If you have an excess or hot condition
- Feeling hot
- Red skin, rash
- Inflammation, infection
- Crave cold food or drinks
Take the following:
Avoid or have rarely
- Chicken liver
- Pig stomach
- Lamb liver, kidney and stomach
- These are contraindicated because
they are warm in nature and they
could aggravate your hot condition.
3. Most effective and safe organ supplements have these Top Ten
- 100% organic whole foods
- Fresh freeze dried
- From Bovine or Beef cattle
- From New Zealand high mineral farms
- Cattle's diet is fresh green grass
- Farms never used pesticides or herbicides
- No hormones or antibiotics ever used
- No toxic chemicals like hexane used to defat the meat
- Animals treated humanly
- Encapsulated in vegetable capsule without any fillers or additives.
4. You are invited take a Better Health Self Test to determine
what prime enzyme nutritional supplements would benefit you the
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5. If you or someone you care about has a chronic condition I
recommend exploring Chinese medicine and other safe tests and
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Discover in the next Article: How to Better Your Digestion
- 55% of Americans have heartburn weekly-rare in native cultures
- Better Digestion with the Top 2 prime enzyme whole foods
- Recipes and tips for better digestion
P.S. If any of you have any tasty recipes that include heart,
liver, kidney, spleen or stomach please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the name, author, date, page number of the book,
newspaper, magazine or source of the recipe. If it is your tasty
recipe or that of a friend please write down why you love it and
any benefits you feel or receive after eating your special dish.
If your recipe is accepted by PrimeZyme International it is eligible
to be published in the Top Ten with PEN Part II, III, IV, V or
VI at The Pulse of Oriental Medicine, at www.pulsemed.com and
in other articles to be published. Your recipe has the possibility
of appearing in a new book on the benefits of prime enzyme nutrition
scheduled to be available on July 2, 2003 and I will be honored
to acknowledge your name and contribution. Most important your
tasty recipe could benefit the lives of many children and adults
around the world.
Thanks for your consideration and hope to hear from you soon.
1. Weston. Price D.D.S.. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.
1997, 50th Anniversary Edition,
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PPNF Pub - http://www.price-pottenger.org page 207, b-p. 209,
2. David W. Cugell, MD, Northwestern University Medical School,
Chicago, Ill. Journal of American Medical
Association, October 8, 1997-Vol 278, No. 14.
3. Cai Jingfeng, Eating Your Way to Health Dietotherapy in Traditional
Chinese Medicine. Foreign Language
Press, Beijing. 1996. page 13, b-p. 163, c-p. 164.
4. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_200.pdf, page
5. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_200.pdf, page
6. Timetables of Medicine: An Illustrated Chronology of the History
of Medicine from Prehistory to Present
Times. Intro by Roy Porter. Worth Press Limited 2000. Black Dog
and Leventhal Pub p. 20, 6b p. 21
7. Henry Harrower, M.D. Practical Endocrinology, 1932, p.21.
10. Dr. Hong-Yen Hsu and Dr. William G. Peacher. Chen's History
of Chinese Medical Science. December 1977.
Modern Drug Publishers. page 25., b-27, 41, b-p 40, c- p 49, d-p
50, e-p 51.
11. Chang Chung-Ching, Chin Kuei Yao Lueh: Prescriptions from
the Golden Chamber, Hong-yen Hsu and
Chau-Shin Hsu, trans. Long Beach, Ca: Oriental Healing Arts Institute,
1983, p. 171.
12. Bob Flaws and Honora Wolfe. Prince Wen Hui's Cook: Chinese
Dietary Therapy. 1983 Paradigm Pub. page 80, b-
p. 147, c-p. 153, d-p. 79.
13. Dr. Henry Lu. The Chinese System of Using Foods To Stay Young.
1996 Sterling Pub page 58, b-p. 86.
14. Dr. Henry Lu. Chinese System of Food Cures. 1986, Sterling
Pub. page 116.
15. Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. Nourishing Traditions.
2001, 2nd edition, NewTrends Pub.p.307,
b-p. 310. http://www.WestonAPrice.org
16. Dr. Robert O. Young, Ph.D., and Shelley Redford Young. The
pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim
Your Health. 2002. Warner Books.
17. Aihara, Herman. Acid Alkaline. 1986. George Ohsawa Macrobiotic
Foundation. Estimation of +1 for
human milk based on just Calcium Phosphorus ratio page 43; b-
Spleen ratio is 1.29 considered weak
alkaline forming based also just on Calcium Phosphorus ratio page
18. J. A. T. Ligterink, C. Simons and N. Speijer. Influence of
Liver Extract on Cholesterolemia and Psychotic
Aspects of Involutional Melancholia. Nederlandsch Tijdschrift
voor Geneeskunde, Haarlem. 81:749-856
(Feb. 20) 1937. p. 768. Abstract in Journal of American Medical
Association. April 17, 1937. p. 1382.
19. Cow Madness and Pesticide Poisons: A British Reporter Points
to Organophosphates as Causal: Part of a
communication from England, Courtesy Ivan Fraser of Lifting the
Veil. Well Being Journal V. #10, #3
Summer 2001. http://www.wellbeingjournal.com/orders.htm
20. Call to order Cow Madness and Pesticide Poisons April 2001
from Acres USA
21. Dr. George R. Minot and William P. Murphy. A Diet Rich in
Liver in the Treatment of Pernicious Anemia:
Study of one hundred and five cases. Journal of American Medical
Association. 89: 759-767, September 3,
1927. page 764.
22. Theodore Gillman and Joseph Gillman. Hepatic Damage In Infantile
Pellagra: And Its Response To
Vitamin, Liver And Dried Stomach Therapy As Determined By Repeated
Liver Biopsies. Sept. 1, 1945,
pages 12-19. page 19.
23. http://www.primezyme.com/wt/flash.html slide 44, b-slide 45,
c-slide 47, c-slide 48.