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Health Benefits of Vitamin K2: A Revolutionary Natural Treatment for Heart Disease and Bone Loss Paperback – August 15, 2006
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Holds degress in teacher education and physical education and after working as a teacher and therapist, he becan a seminar speaker, marketing consultant, vice present and ultimately president of companies that specialize in nutritional and fortified food products. Since 2000 he has created, patented, and implemented nutritional therapies for pain, drug addiction, and depression.
A biological theoretician and senior science writer at the Steenblock Research Institute. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in biological anthropology, and well as doctorates in nutritional medicine and psychology.
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Two things bother me about this book. The first is an assertion that MK-7 may be a better than MK-4 for osteoporosis treatment. The book correctly states that it's the MK-4 form of Vitamin K2 that is approved by the Japanese Ministry of Health for treatment of Osteoporosis. They actually prescribe it for osteoporosis in Japan like we do bisphosphonates (like Fosamax) here in the US. It's called Glakay in Japan and is made by a company called Esai. It's 15mg of Vitamin K2 MK-4 taken 3 times per day. (There are studies from Japan you can find online on this topic, and comparing K2 MK-4 to the bisphosphonate drugs we use here with similar results in retarding bone loss but without the side effects of bisphosphonates.) But then the authors state that "recent studies" are now pointing to MK-7 "as an even more appropriate therapy for osteoporosis." Which recent studies would those be? There's no additional information.
The second thing that bothers me are the authors' credentials. The back cover says "Anthony G. Payne, Ph.D. is a staff biological theoretician and senior science writer at the Steenblock Research Institute." If you Google that institute (or Dr. Steenblock himself) you'll find it listed on Quackwatch, among others, but no url turns up for the institute. Then there's the university Dr. Payne graduated from: Aksem Oriental Medical School in Manila, Philippines. I couldn't find this school and most of the top Google search results on its name pointed either to this book or to Dr. Payne.
Normally it wouldn't really matter what an author's credentials were. You don't need an advanced degree to write a book that is basically summarizing available research that's already out there on a topic. But seriously, if your credentials are that sketchy, you'd do better to just leave them off the back cover of the book.