Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Trip to the Phoenix Desert - Intestinal Fortitude and Desert Connections

I started my journey with an event at the downtown Phoenix Convention Center where I rep'd Master Supplements to Nurse Practitioners for three days with Pat "Patty Boy" as he calls himself, Whalen. He is here sharing his story about the stomach acid protection of the sodium alginate matrix that Master Supplements has patented to get the probiotics and enzymes safely through the stomach acid for delivery into the duodenum. Here Patty Boy describes the session he did three weeks ago with the holistic doctors in Arizona showing the Metagenics product, as the white solution and the Theralac capsule still protected. The bottom line is that 2-4 logarhythms of active Lacto and Bifidobacteria are lost in the stomach where a competent acid protection system digests the bugs in most yoghurt and other products. The sodium alginate matrix unfurls in the small bowel to release the sticky lactobacilli to create an active biofilm of the "good guys". Fun being here and connecting.

Here is the Westward Ho, similar to the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis as it was built at the end of the 1920's and was the tallest building "back in the day". My Glessner grandparents stayed here back in the heyday, I sense until the 1950's. A famous place where a lot of movie stars stayed. Now it has been converted into sr citizen homes. It is right on Central Ave just north of Central Phoenix on the light rail to the Heard Museum. I took this photo in the 110 plus degree heat which is standard here this time of year. Everyone talks about the weather here and no one does anything about it! :-)

Here is the outside of the Heard Museum where I enjoyed a tour with a local Yuma woman which is a tribe along the Colorado River. She guided a tour along with a Caucasian woman through all the tribal home displays. Very inspiring beginning to my trip here.

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