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Years ago, we asked our subscribers to tell us (and our prospective subscribers) what they thought about CERI and Smart Life News. We got 31 responses. This is what they said, in the order they said it, with none omitted.
Smart Life News presents leading edge anti-aging, health
optimizing data in a concise informative manner. I recommend
subscription to this newsletter for individuals and organizations
interested in longevity and health.
Carla A. Visha, M.D., Davis, California
The best investment in health-related information Ive
subscribed to, some of which I actually use :-) and you answer the
phone! Amazing. Referrals on books [???] is helpful [???] of
references. Now, do you have a pill or potion for bad penmanship? ;-)
Keep up the good work!!
Mark Johnson, San Diego, California
I have found Smart Life News a very valuable resource for
information about lesser-known aspects of health, mental functioning,
nutrition and over-all well-being information that often doesnt
make it to the conventional physicians office.
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., Psychologist, Sonoma, California
Without CERI, I would still be struggling with cognitive difficulty
and depression. You clued me in on the exact cause, in my case, hypothyroidism.
The mainstream doctors and their dogmatic TSH, T3 and T4
test said I was normal and well. With the
basal temperature test and the knowledge of how to use thyroid hormone
to drive my set point up, Im healthier now than ever
thanks to you.
I enjoy reading your newsletter very much. The mix of information
along with your personal experiences and scientific data is a good one.
Keep up the good work!
Lester Adler, M.D.
We have a DS [Downs syndrome] daughter 15 years old.
Progress is going well. I enjoy reading articles on new discoveries that
may help DS people to better function in this world. I really look forward
to each issue of Smart Life News. I can get more from your newsletter
than I can from any other that I subscribe to!
Mrs. Fay Robinson, Mom and Grandmom and proud of it, Winnsboro, South Carolina
The steroid tree and the mitochondrial article have
been the most helpful. They were very well described/ written.
I am still very ill and disabled from CFIDS (chronic fatigue
immune dysfinction syndrome). I wish you had more info on
the immune system, basic immunology and immunomodulation. I
think immune dysfunction is the basis of most diseases including HIV
and CFIDS. Most doctors do not know much about this field. I
would love to have some well written articles about this to pass out
to my doctors and friends. This is an exploding field for
nutrients/supplements. Thanks for asking. PS: I wish I had a
success story to tell you.
AB, San Jose, California
Very informative and useful for persons seeking alternatives.
Gives the patient a choice in delf-directed options and alternatives.
Martien Caroll, Ph.D.
Smart Life News is wonderful, exciting and informative.
Your newsletter has changed the quality of my and many of my friends
lives, including my aging parents. I enjoy having telephone access to
Steven Fowkes and have written and called several Congressional
Representatives on GHB.
Karl Ric Chisholm, Hillsboro, Oregon
Dilantin and 5-HTP worked amazing results. Dilantin gave me
1) within 2 hours, a distinctive lift in mood, 2) excellent short-term
concentration, 3)enhanced long-term memory, and 5) significantly
reduced anxiety. I was so impressed, I had my 85 year old
mother try it, and she noticed the same effects. 5-HTP 1) reduced
my appetite (I lost 20 lbs in 40 days) and 2) elevated my mood. Thank
you so much for the two books, otherwise Id never have heard
of Dilantin, also for the courteous, informative Tuesday call-in phone
sessions with your excellent suggestions. You have made a big difference
in my life. Thank you!
John D. Delmonte, North Hollywood, California
Your very excellent publication is most useful in presenting
information and new insights in the progressively changing field of
Sydney P. Harris, Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Solid, technically detailed, usable information.
John R. Josephson, Ph.D., Computer Research Scientist (artificial intelligence)
Ive been a subscriber to Smart Life News for
approximately three years. The newsletter has
become a very important information source to me, and I am constantly
referring to articles or to Questions & Answers for information about
something that I might be dealing with, or that might be of interest
to someone I know. Ive found many useful articles, including
those dealing with depression, SSRIs and serotonin precursors. Also
informative is the four part series on Starting a Smart-Drug
Program. Furthermore, your advice about various tests has
encouraged me to seek and explore optimum nutrition. You
may recall that my Oxidative Stress Test had some unusual values,
outside what would be expected for my age.
Jeff Whiting, Altamonte Springs, Florida
Your exact information on nutritional intervention of children
with Down syndrome has totally changed the lives of many of my clients.
I have seen amazing results in the last four years with 23 children with Down
syndrome. These families are so fortunate to benefit from this
information. I look forward to every new edition.
Charles R. Campbell, Ph.D., Nutritionist, Clinton, South Carolina
I value your newsletter very highly. Of all the subscriptions I get,
and there are probably 20 or so, the only one that moves an instataneous reaction
of, Wow, its here! is yours.
Jeff Whiting, Florida
The most thorough, well-researched, and most erudite newsletter
of its kind. Well worth the subscription price.
Philip Miller, M.D.
I look forward to every issue of Smart Life News.
I pride myself with keeping up with cutting-edge information, and
Smart Life News is a great source! I really enjoyed your
article on the thyroid. I also believe hypothyroidism is one of the
most mis-diagnosed, and undertreated conditions we have in modern-day
medicine. I use your article for educating patients about the thyroid
gland. Thanks Steve.
David A. Nicoletti, C.C.N., R.Ph., F.I.A.C.P., Tucson, Arizona
Articles on betterment of health have brought an array of claims.
Sorting out hype from reality is no easy task. I feel no such doubt when
I read Smart Life News. I view it as a trusted learning source
to enhance my awareness.
LK, San Francisco
An invaluable source of information that has helped us improve
our clients health and longevity prospects, and our own too.
A fascinating read.
Drs. Anastas Harris, Ph.D., and Steven Vogue, N.D., D.C.
I think Smart Life News is a wonderful source of useful
information on cognitive enhancement, health and longevity. I look
forward to receiving each newsletter. Your articles are timely and
thought provoking. I even use them in my everyday clinical presentations.
I especially like the clarity of the diagrams which are most illustrative
in explaining complex biochemical interactions. I can highly recommend
Smart Life News for the intelligent lay reader.
Lord Lee-Benner, M.D., Newport Beach, California
Your journal is well done, offers good material, and looks more
and more professional. It has good asthetics also.
Carl L. Ebnother, M.D., Campbell, California
Smart Life News is undoubtedly the finest source of
information on enhanced cerebration available. I do know that I have
at least soft evidence (not rigorously scientific) for being able to
literally do the impossible; i.e., make significant increases in
cognitive enhancement with improvement in life attitudes.
Donald C. Thompson, D.Ph., M.D.
Smart Life News is the first letter I read when it comes
in the mail. The scientific coverage satisfies health providers while
the question-and-answer department is great for everyone. Definitely a
Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D., Woodland Hills, California
I have been a happy subscriber to CERIs Smart Life News
for four or five years now, and though I'm not a chemist or scientist
of any sort, Ive found it useful and even fascinating reading. I often
share it with my integrative health practitioners. I am a long-time user
of DHEA/pregnenolone and appreciate your many articles on those substances
as well as the serotoninergic, noradrenergic and dopaminergic systems.
Yes, this subscription has been a good investment not only for the
information which is personally useful to me, but sometimes it sheds light
on conditions or situations with which my clients, family or friends are
dealing. Your article on insulin resistance was particularly interesting
in that my partner is a type I diabetic. Many of your articles touch on
areas relevant to his condition, especially the latest issue commenting
on the significance of gluten antibodies among type I diabetics (my partner
suffers from gastroparesis, (a neuropathy affecting the intestines). Thanks
for the work you do!
Rev. Farida K. Fox, M.A., Spiritual and Intuitive Counselor, Santa Rosa, California
Compared to other newsletters of this type, CERI has been an
indispensable source for the latest and most comprehensive information
about longevity and cognitive enhancement. Also invaluable is the personal
connection subscribers can have with Steve Fowkes, a brilliant and caring
scientist, by talking with him by phone Tuesday afternoons.
Adrienne Williams, M.A., Speech Pathologist
Though Ive given testimonials perhaps three times in my life,
this is one. Smart Life News provides a wonderful balanced mix of
practical information, theory and discussion of legal/ethical issues.
Clearly, its put together with care and integrity; I love it.
Doug Cooper, M.D.
I think Smart Life News is terrific. Accurate, detailed,
useful, well written I could go on. As an artist and English
major I really appreciate the lack of gobblety-gook, and the
unfailing frankness qualities often missing in other medical types
with equivalent expertise. I was wondering what the heck peak X
was (it smelled phony), and the article by SWF on page 9 of the October
issue totally clarified the whole picture for me. It is often thus.
Some issue comes up in the news, casting doubt on some herb or other supplement (stevia, St. Johns wort, melatonin, usually something very beneficial and popular) and I just wait for the matter to be dealt with in Smart Life News, and invariably you give all the missing pieces, and the picture snaps into place. Otherwise put, you are regularly and reliably de-mystifying, truth-telling liberators of the mind.
I also like the interactive relationship with readers, and the openness and trust of the dialog that results in your pages. Thats rare. I get lots of health-oriented newsletters, and all of them are by good truth-telling doctors, but the only other one that gives a real feeling of a big lively community dialog is the Townsend Letter. Since Smart Life News is more focussed, the dialog is more limited, but the comparison is just. With Smart Life News and the Townsend Letter, as with no others, you get not only a newsletter, but a community, the readership, and in the case of the Townsend Letter, even the advertisers are part of the dialog/community.
So yes, my subscription has been a wonderful investment.
Susana Felder, Ph.D., Florence, Montana
Smart Life News is a superbly researched newsletter
containing important information. The newsletter has a useful focus
not duplicated in any other publication that I know of.
David J. Garling, Ph.D., M.D., Englewood, Colorado
I have multiple health problems and before I subscribed
to Smart Life News I was lost in a maze of conventional doctors
and pharmaceuticals. The information in Smart Life News has
given me options and control over my own health care that I never
knew existed. I'm feeling better now than I have in years!
Eve Nelson Reyes, Concord, California
Thanks ever so much for the subscription to Smart Life
News!! I received my first copy today and I LOVE IT :-) It's
exciting to be able to receive a brain dump from you guys
every so often.
I think Smart Life News (really much more than news)
is a unique and exciting publication that is superbly written. The topics
chosen are extraordinary and are presented clearly, incisively and without
bias. Your love for science and your abhorance of deception for
political/profit motives makes you and Smart Life News
(if I may suggest, Smart Life Report) unique in this world
of spin that we live in. Your publication is magnitudes
above the usual health newsletters that are written innocuously for the
average person. The intelligent and knowledgeable reader of your
report can learn a great deal about biochemistry and physiology that
is not in books. I am happy to say that listening to you and reading
your reports over the last five years has added immensely to my health
and has made me one of the 2%.
Stanford Field, Cupertino, California