Articles in the March 2015 Issue:

Sunken History and Maritime Treasures:
Marine Artist Robert McGreevy Receives Honor
A Great Lakes Sailor:
Sailor Mike Quinn Part 1
Garden Guidance:
Gardening Conference and Yard and Garden Expo
March Events
Smile Awhile:
Advice From an Old Farmer
Lake Huron Update:
Lake Level Above Long-Term Average
Where In America Are You?:
Where in America Are You?
Schools of Yesteryear:
Bloomfield No. 5 - Swayze School - Part 4
The Doctor's Corner:
91 Things
Healing From the Roots Up:
Cancer - Part Five: Faith in Your Healing
Legally Speaking:
Protecting Children
A Peek at the Past:
Dionne Quintuplets
Thumb Rails:
Thumb Depots: History of the Capac Depot - Part 4
The Way it Was:
...Remembering the Doctors Who Made House Calls
Guardians of Freedom:
Robert L. Tschirhart in World War II - Part 4
Capitol Reef National Park - Where Rocks and Fruit are the Stars
Travel Trivia:
TravelTrivia Question Of The Month
Countryside Yarns - Tall Tale or Truth? You Decide!:
The Great Starvation From the diary of Katie O’Connell... - Part 12
Helping to Secure Your Future:
Seniors: Helping Prevent Investment Fraud

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March 2015 > The Doctor's Corner

91 Things

Author Info:

Doctor Timothy Grondin
Dr. Grondin graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988, and has been in practice in Port Huron since 1989. In June of 2007, Doc began his column in The Lakeshore Guardian, called The Doctor’s Corner.

Articles by Doctor Timothy Grondin

Hi Folks. It takes 91 essential nutrients for the body to work correctly. An essential nutrient is one your body can’t make. You have to get it from the diet. Without the 91 "things" daily, our bodies go out of balance, and this typically results in disease. For over a century now, our farmland has seen a steady erosion of its mineral content. Ask any farmer how crops grow without fertilizer, and you’ll get quick validation of the soil depletion problem. If you need scientific confirmation, look no further than the Earth Summit held in Rio in 1992. Geologists on the last day of the conference discussed soil depletion across the five continents, and naturally, North America had the worst soil depletion levels. That’s what happens when you’re the “breadbasket for the world.”

Vitamin A used to be found in onions and potatoes. Now gone since 1999. That carrot you’re eating now is not the same as your grandmother's carrot. She got 5,000 iu’s of vitamin A per carrot and you get 3,500 iu’s.

Stop and look around for a second. Does it look to you like we as a nation are getting healthier? Do you not see all the kids with ADD, people with chronic diseases, immune system problems, rampant obesity? How are you supposed to stay healthy in a world with a McDonalds on every corner? With GMO foods everywhere even though they’re banned in 50 countries? With polluted air and water. With a dirty food supply? Folks, it’s worse than I make it sound.

The point I’m trying to make is if you’re going to stay healthy, or try and get back to a healthy state, you have to supplement your diet with the 91 essential nutrients the body needs. Forget about buying supplements at Walmart or Walgreens or Costco. Cheap price means cheap quality, and you can’t even believe the label claims. I’ve been saying this for 25 years in practice, but now it’s made the nightly news just a few weeks ago. Buy your supplements from a doctor's office or a quality health food store. Talk to the staff about which product lines they think are best. Most of the companies I work with use independent labs to confirm label claims. My reputation is on the line. I use the best.

You have to start getting the 91 things in as often as you can. The 91 essential nutrients are a combination of 60 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 amino acids (building blocks for proteins), and three essential fatty acids. Here’s how I do it; there are other ways. I start my day with a green drink (Nitrogreens), I add two scoops of whey protein Isolate (12 amino acids), and I take several supplements including 3 Catalyn (16 vitamins from whole foods, and one Optimal EFA) 3 essential fatty acids. At lunch and dinner I sprinkle Celtic Sea Salt liberally on my food (60 minerals). It’s not that hard, and it won’t break the bank like many chronic health conditions do. Block says, “Get your billions back, America!” I say, “Get your 91 things, America!”

Yours in health,

Dr. Grondin

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If you have any questions or suggestions for future topics, feel free to email Dr. Grondin at, or call his office at 810-984-3344.

Dr. Timothy Grondin started his career as a medic (corpsman) in the Navy where he examined, diagnosed and treated people for minor illnesses under the direction of an M.D. When Grondin left the military, he became a nurse and worked on the medical/surgical ward at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital for a number of years. Though he began taking pre-med courses at Oakland University, Grondin changed his mind, choosing to become a Chiropractor instead. Grondin graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988, and has been in practice in Port Huron since 1989.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is intended for educational purposes only. It is not meant to either directly or indirectly diagnose, give medical advice or prescribe treatment. Please consult with your physician or other licensed healthcare professional for medical diagnosis and treatment.