Author Archives: Mark R. Anderson

Clinical Reference Guide vs. Adjuvant Protocols for Healing:
What Is the Difference?

Now that Joseph Antell’s Adjuvant Protocols for Healing: A Practitioner’s Manual (APFH) is available, we hear this question often. The Clinical Reference Guide (CRG) has long been an essential reference for practitioners—but it also has its drawbacks. Recently, a doctor wrote asking about the differences she encountered as she researched both the CRG and the […]

The MTHFR Gene SNP Scam

(The following is a transcription from Mark Anderson’s November 2017 teleconference call with practitioners. It has been lightly edited and condensed for clarity.) Mark Anderson: We want to talk today about the MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) mutation gene and why this is so important for our consideration. You have heard me say in other classes that […]

Common Sense Nation:
An Insightful Lesson in the Power of Language

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Dr. Robert Curry is a retired chiropractor from Southern California and a longtime friend and colleague of mine at Standard Process. I’ve always looked forward to our times together when I could listen to his cogent thoughts on historical events and his deep insights into the convergence of ideas and movements that shaped the American […]

Prenatal Nutrition and Birth Defects

Prenatal nutrition

In every language, the first words spoken by a woman after delivery are, “Is my baby healthy?” The first words spoken by a woman upon learning that she is pregnant should be, “Am I well nourished?” Evidence of human birth defects dating back over three thousand years is reported in archaeological literature. Excavated ruins of […]

We Interrupt Your Day: Antioxidant News

We interrupt your day to bring you two reports hot off the press. #1 from The Washington Post, entitled: “The latest study about antioxidants is terrifying. Scientists think they may boost cancer cells to spread faster.” Gee, anyone want to guess what this is about? The title seems so vague! And file #2 is the […]

About-face on Preventing Peanut Allergies


Another 180-degree reversal by this country’s nutritional “authorities.” This is the second huge reversal in just one month; the previous one being the USDA warning that foods containing cholesterol do not need to be avoided. They don’t elevate blood cholesterol levels. That comes after generations of perpetuating this fear and their own bad science. Royal […]

Is a Vitamin an Antioxidant?


Editor’s Note: The antioxidant theory has been in our collective face for way too long. It’s a theory that’s never been proven. In fact, it’s been disproven. Yet it remains an urban legend—and it continues to do harm. Read on to learn everything you need to know about vitamins and antioxidants from author Mark Anderson. […]

I’m Bummed

From: Dr. WM Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 7:39 AM To: Mark Anderson Subject: I’m bummed Mark, I’m bummed. I recently was told that Standard Process Calcium Lactate is calcium carbonate from limestone bound to lactate from tapioca. Cripes. It’s counter to Courtney’s discussion on the easy conversion of calcium lactate to an ionized form, […]

The Fat Truth

Finally, the truth about fat. You can have your bacon and eat it, too: “The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease.” Good thing we’ve been listening to Dr. Royal Lee. Listen for yourself: Eat Animal Fats, Lose Weight: 1964 Photo from iStock/Demid

Lies, Denial, and Prosecution:The Sugar Story

Exactly one year ago, the New York Times ran a science editorial entitled “It’s the Sugar, Folks.” The opening sentence: “Sugar is indeed toxic. It may not be the only problem with the Standard American Diet, but it’s fast becoming clear that it’s the major one.” A few paragraphs later it states, “The study demonstrates […]

Overlooked by Medical Science

Dr. Royal Lee’s prescience never stops revealing itself as modern medicine continues to stumble over the truth in places it was not consciously looking. The only amazing thing here is how long it takes and how far they still have to go to recognize the complete picture. Mental illness and the brain/autoimmune connection was first […]

Autoimmune Reactions: Part of Every Chronic Condition You Treat

When he first heard of this odd new concept of autoimmune reactions in the body, the father of modern immunology, Nobel Laureate Paul Ehrlich, was so aghast that he dismissed the theory out of hand, calling it Horror Autotoxicus. Almost a half century would pass before Dr. Royal Lee and colleagues discovered the phenomenon anew […]

Is a Vitamin an Antioxidant?

©Mark Anderson January 26, 2008 1. A vitamin is a biochemical substance from food that is essential for human/animal life. The functional forms and complexity of vitamins can differ according to animal species. a. Vitamins from food do not contribute to carcinogenesis or impair immune function. 2. An antioxidant is a substance made by plants […]