Elemental nutrient formulas (ENF) represent the ultimate reduction of food
and have been called "Space Diets". Many years ago, NASA wondered how to
feed astronauts on long space journeys and sponsored ENF development to define
the minimum weight and volume requirement for human food. A variety of ENFs were
designed and tested by various research and commercial groups demonstrating the
human volunteers did well with pure nutrient formulas. Other researchers pursued
the idea of precisely controlled nutrition and yet others considered an
elemental formula to the solutions for food allergy, malabsorption and other
digestive tract malfunctions.
The traffic of non-nutrient chemicals
through the body can be thought of as the "overburden" or cost of food intake.
Reducing food-processing cost is a form of metabolic rest that has therapeutic
applications in many diseases. By the early 80's it became apparent that there
were new opportunities to apply ENFs to solving common health problems. A new
theory of food allergy emerged to explain common and chronic diseases such as
asthma, eczema, hives, migraine headaches, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel
syndrome and a number of other conditions. The allergens in food are mostly
proteins, so that an ENF containing amino acids, rather than proteins would
avoid the problem.
Now, ENFs are used to manage serious digestive diseases and to provide
adequate nourishment when eating food was undesirable or impossible. Early
formulas were often administered by tube feeding. Taste and texture were not
important. Early applications of ENFs included pre- and post-operative
nutrition, the treatment of diarrhea, malabsorption, malnutrition, Crohn's
disease, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic disease, and short gut syndrome.
If food problems are suspected of causing an illness, a trial of clearing on
an ENF can confirm or deny food involvement usually within 10-14 days. If the
ENF clearing proved successful, the Alpha Nutrition Program style of food
reintroduction could become a standard method of redefining a safe diet.
Hear About Space Diets and Metabolic Rest
At Alpha Nutrition, we are dedicated to the helping people find solutions for
health problems. We supply books and nutrient formulas as tools you can use to
solve your health problems. We ship through the Post Office to all destinations
in Canada and the USA. We cannot ship formulas internationally. All
correspondence about your order is done by email. Alpha Education Books
There are 19 books in this series that address important health issues and their
solution. Everyone, who is interested in Nutritional Therapy, will need a copy
of the Alpha Nutrition Program.
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are also available for download as eBook editions. Nutrient Formulas for Meal Replacement
Alpha Formulas are gluten free and do not contain cows milk, Soya, or egg
ingredients. They are suitable for vegetarians. If you believe you have allergy
or intolerance please review our ingredient lists carefully before you order.
Alpha DMX is a designed to be mixed
with orange juice to replace one or two meals per day whenever a low
caloric intake and/or low protein intakes is desirable. This strategy is
effective in the management of obesity, diabetes 2, coronary artery
disease and stroke prevention.
Nutritional Rescue Starter Packs Starter packs bundle books and
formulas to help you get started solving your health problems. The starter packs
are sold at discounts to make is easier and more affordable for you to learn
more and try out a formula. A copy of the Alpha Nutrition Program is included in
every starter pack.
Alpha Nutrition is a trademark and a division of Environmed Research
Inc., founded in 1984 at Vancouver, BC, Canada. Online Since 1995. Experts in
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