Tumbler Ridge resident Gord Rothwell distributor for Life Pak

A new product is being introduced in the community which has been patented for 15 years to be used in conjunction with the vitamin supplement system Life-Pak. The BioPhotonic Scanner was developed at the University of Utah in Provo, Utah, made by Pharmanex, the same company who developed the artificial heart.

The purpose of the scanner is to read the level of anti-oxidants in an individual?s system. Not to be judged solely on appearance of a person?s lifestyle or health necessarily, as has been learned over and over by distributor Gord Rothwell.

Rothwell was introduced to Life-Pak by an associate in Vancouver and has been using and marketing Life-Pak for two years. His antioxidant level wasn?t terribly low, by average standards, but according to what the product promises to deliver, you can always improve your levels.

The better your antioxidant level, the better you feel. This is based on the ideology that we are all subject to damage from free radicals. What are free radicals?

The following is taken from an online report regarding this subject, as written by Dr. Stephen Barrett, M.D. in July of 2003.

?Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms that have at least one unpaired electron, which makes them highly reactive. Free radicals promote beneficial oxidation that produces energy and kills bacterial invaders. In excess, however, they produce harmful oxidation that can damage cell membranes and cell contents. It is known that people who eat adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants have a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and cataracts. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, but it is not known which dietary factors are responsible for the beneficial effects. Each plant contains hundreds of phytochemicals (plant chemicals) whose presence is dictated by hereditary factors. Only well-designed long-term research can determine whether any of these chemicals, taken in a pill, would be useful for preventing any disease?.

The premise behind Life-Pak is simply to increase the anti-oxidant level which in theory combats the damaging effects that free radicals can cause. According to Rothwell, the lowest anti-oxidant he has seen in town to date is 21,000 and the highest is 60,000.

According to published literature on the subject, the highest recorded level of anti-oxidants in a person is 193,000.

This is a woman in Mexico who uses the product and also adheres to a strict vegetarian diet. Rothwell assures that this is not the necessary route to take in all cases, just that this is the case with this particular person.

At the start of the program, there is a 30 day period in which the supplement saturates the body tissue with anti-oxidants, which will ideally increase the existing level and suggested defense against the damages of free radicals.

Using two packages a day, Rothwell?s personal regime is minimal. He tells of a person he knows personally who had cancerous tumors and was given a two month life expectancy. He went on four packages a day to improve his anti-oxidants. According to Rothwell, he has outlived the short term prognosis and while the tumors are still there, they are far less raging and that individual now uses two packages a day.

Rothwell maintains that using Life-Pak improves your level of energy, focus, stress management and also has experienced needing less sleep than before. Adds Rothwell, ?This doesn?t claim to be a cure-all, but simply raises the anti-oxidant levels and in turn improves your immunity to the damages of free radicals.?

He puts out a challenge to all residents to come out and try the scanner upon its return. The scanner will be back at Shop Easy/Supervalu within two months and you can arrange a scan with Rothwell at that location.