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31 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ann on February 5, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    I have a question-I am a healthy 50 year old woman, but I often feel low energy. Which of your products or which vitamins and minerals will most help boost energy? Thank you, A


    • Hi Ann,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      The intended end result of the Burgstiner Wellness Protocol is maximized cellular energy potential which is supported in a multitude of ways. Same with our Kestasis program which will also help you reach your ideal body size and weight (you would not want or need to do both). However, if you had to choose only one product to improve cellular energy levels, I would pick the Ubinol. It contains ubiquinol, the fully reduced form of CoQ10 which is the rate limiting enzyme for energy production in the cell. Serum CoQ10 levels are reduced on average by 40% in patients taking statin drugs.

      If you have not already done so, you may also want to have your doctor check your thyroid function with a comprehensive thyroid panel.




  2. Posted by Sharon on October 21, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Mr. Burgstiner,

    Your products have been a God-send to us. I wonder if I could speak to you over the telephone sometime. I prefer not to make my inquiry on line.

    Thank you.


  3. Posted by Lorraine on March 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Hello John. I live in Toronto, Ontario Canada and would like to know if there is way I could become a distributor.
    Thank you.


    • Hi Lorraine,

      Thank you for your inquiry. At this time, we are not appointing any distributors in Canada, but we can and do ship to individuals in that country. There are two new ways you can benefit from helping transform the lives of others with Logos products and spreading the word about the growing legacy of Logos Nutritionals.

      1. We are in the process of launching an Affiliate Program through which you can earn commissions using online Banner Ads or Affiliate Links to refer others to the Logos website. When they make a purchase, the affiliate software automatically tracks them back to you and a commission is generated on a monthly basis. Since you are designated as their referrer for all future purchases, a significant residual income can be built up over time. If you are interested in learning more about the Logos Affiliate Program, send an email using the Contact Us page on the Logos Site.
      2. Three Equals Free – If you are a Burgstiner Wellness Protocol customer, each time you refer three new BWP customers to Logos, your next month’s BWP shipment is FREE!

      Thanks again Lorraine for your inquiry and your loyal support of Logos. We look forward to impacting many lives together.




  4. Posted by alan on January 1, 2011 at 2:46 am

    i just want to know does your protocol also work for collembola mites? i’ve had them now for 5 months. i am working with my diet to get it alkaline. i am also fogging my house with cedarcide, washing with with pco in the clothing wash, washing my body with arbone products(which seem to help)spraying with alcohol. i really need your help. if you feel this will cure this, then i will do the testing that was mentioned. PLEASE GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
    God bless


    • Hi Alan,

      The Burgstiner Wellness Protocol is designed to restore immune integrity and provide foundational nutritional support for every metabolic pathway in the body. It is not intended to directly fight infection, but to enhance your body’s ability to respond to any type of challenge by making available the critical nutrients required for the body to function optimally.

      Other natural or even traditional medicines may be needed to address specific infections or infestations as recommended by your medical advisor. You might want to check out the wealth of information available on Mel Friedman’s website, . Thanks for reaching out. Please let us know if you have any further questions.




  5. Posted by Tessi on October 12, 2010 at 2:13 am

    sorry one more question….can you tell me if there are any long term detox benefits with taking apple cider vinegar and baking soda together? i have been doing this and getting some relief but it doesnt last very long. I know it alkalizes your pH but just wish it had a longer affect.


    • Alkalizing the body is very helpful, but requires a wholistic approach to life’s daily choices… dietary, physical, emotional and spiritual. Rather than trying to temporarily manipulate our pH, it is better to eat a diet that will naturally alkalize the body.

      The Apostle Paul urged us to “…offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Be no longer conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” (Romans 12:1-2)

      In this hectic world, that is much easier said than done. We need to reject the world’s way that represents man’s wisdom and stop eating out of boxes, cans and plastic. We need to understand and remember that everything that comes in our mouth doesn’t have to be sweetened.

      Sorry Tessi, that was not aimed at you, but you did get me started….

      Peace and Love,



  6. Posted by Tessi on October 12, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Hi John,

    i believe that i have Morgellons and have been taking the Wellness protocol for about 2 weeks. Should i take the supplements as listed on the bottles or in a different manner? what other products or detox do you suggest for morgellons sufferers?


    • Hi Tessi,

      Congratulations on getting started on the protocol. The products may be taken as directed on the label or as directed by your physician. The practitioners and patients who are most successful in overcoming Morgellons are focusing on rebuilding the integrity of the gut and immune system (which are directly linked along with mental and hormonal stability), revitalizing organ function and cellular energy potential, clearing pathogenic biofilms and promoting detoxification pathways.

      With our Morgellons Support Kit you are getting foundational support in all of those areas. Based upon individual needs, some people have added an occasional seven day internal cleanse or a parasite cleanse, or in cases where digestive integrity has been compromised, some will add the L-glutamine followed by the Whey Pro Isolate (pure amino acids to build protein, fuel detox pathways and stimulate immunity).

      Please keep us posted on your progress and keep looking up!




  7. why…… have you been John??,…I took the Parabolish with good results,..I think it’s the best anti parasitic that I have ever taken,…thank you John,…I will probably do one more round. I got very good results from this product then anything I had taken over the last 6 year’s. Sincerely: Doc


    • Thanks Doc. Our customers love the combination of Parabolish and Liver CS Plus because broad spectrum natural anti parasitics working together with herbs and nutrients to detox the liver tends to get better results than typical antiparasitic drugs do, and with much fewer side effects.


  8. Posted by John B on September 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Posted on Logos site email:

    Dear John,

    I have Morgellons Disease and I also have had Hepatitis C for over 40 years. I was referred to your Liver CS Plus by Morgellons-knowledgeable people and it looks great, however the amounts of some of its contents are far below the amounts that were concluded as beneficial for Hep C at the 1999 NIH sponsored conference ‘Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Chronic Liver Disease’ which had experts from all over the world putting their heads together to come up with a treatment protocol for those who did not want to, or could not, take the toxic pharmaceutical medications (now pegolated interferon which is very very toxic). For example, they recommend 1000 mg of Turmeric 3X a day, 1500-2000mg of Phosphatidyl choline and licorice which is not in your preparation. I am taking all the things they recommend separately (there are quite a few more on the list, plus vitamins, diet recommendations and so on). I’d love to have one tablet that could replace all the separate ones if that were possible and I believe your company is a top quality provider. I wonder if you have another Liver formula for people with Hepatitis C?

    Thank You,

    Edith S


    Hi Edith,

    Thank you for your inquiry which was forwarded to me.

    Logos has very few single ingredient products. In fact, our only single ingredient products are Ubinol CoQ10 and L-Glutamine.

    When it comes to nutrition, nature always delivers nutrients in complex… and for good reason. There is a powerful synergy that takes place when nutrients are skillfully blended so that greater results may be achieved with lower doses of combined nutrients. Few natural medicines take maximum advantage of this synergy that is found in all of nature, and modern pharmaceutical products such as those you mentioned totally ignore it… and introduce devastating side effects in the process.

    Studies that determine a therapeutic dose of a certain nutrient used alone also ignore the synergy factor that God has built into creation. That synergy which taps into divine wisdom and can multiply the effectiveness of a supplement (or group of supplements) is the basis for the incredible power of the Burgstiner Wellness Protocol.

    Liver CS Plus is unique in the realm of liver support products in that it combines the cumulative synergy and wisdom of traditional, Chinese and ayurvedic herbal disciplines as well as direct glandular support. Along with Complete Thymic Formula, it is quite popular among naturopathic physicians (and even MD’s) that treat hepatitis C patients. If you give it a try you will find that it is more than capable of promoting liver regeneration and strengthening liver function. In formulating Liver CS Plus , we chose not to include licorice root because it can worsen high blood pressure in affected individuals.

    Thanks again for your interest in Logos Nutritionals and Liver CS Plus . Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns. We rejoice in the opportunity to serve you.



    John M. Burgstiner
    Logos Nutritionals LLC


  9. Hi John,….I just started the Parabolish,..I have lots of questions would you please call me when you have time,…thank you and God Bless


  10. Question posed by Don D. on Logos website email:

    My wife and I have been taking the Thymic Formula for over 10 years with great results. It has arrested her arthritis, fibromyalgia & lupus. Unfortunately she is on dialysis 3 days a week, which has nothing to do with the immune system.

    Now my daughter has been diagnosed with Cold Urticaria, which is a function of the auto-immune system. Will regular use of the Thymic Formula help suppress or reset the immune system for her?


    • Hi Don,

      Thanks for your kind comments and long term support.

      As you know, thymic hormones are known to be immune modulators, in effect turning down an overactive immune response and stimulating sluggish immunity. I would think that just as you and your bride have, your daughter would benefit greatly from Complete Thymic Formula. While she is at it, you might also suggest to her that she try the Essential Flora and Liver CS Plus.

      Detoxification support has proven very helpful with autoimmune skin conditions such as psoriasis, and may also assist with Uticaria. Probiotics are critical to healthy mucosal immunity, a prerequisite to avoid inflammatory autoimmune responses.

      Thanks again Don for reaching out.




  11. Posted by Antoinette on June 4, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Hi John,

    I went ahead and ordered Parabolish and Magnificleanse along with Thymic Formula and Liver support today. Hopefully when you have a few moments you can still advise if there are any precautions to implementing all of this when the products arrive.

    Thank you!


    • Hello again!

      No precautions, but I did share some suggestions in the last post.




      • Posted by Antoinette on June 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm

        THANK YOU SO MUCH!! All that information was so very helpful. 🙂 I will write again in 3 to 4 weeks with a status update.

        God Bless You,

  12. Posted by Antoinette on June 2, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    One more thing: The hairs from my body and head do seem compromised and show white slimy tendrils and clumps under the microscope and mutilated roots. I understand the concept that fixing the terrain would be the way to go about addressing this issue along with the others.

    Again, thank you.


  13. Posted by Antoinette on June 2, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Hi John,

    Thank you for your reply. Interestingly enough, I purchased and began taking Probiotics the same day you posted your comment. 🙂 I thought plain yogurt was enough but asked the person at the health food store and they said it wasn’t especially when dealing with Candida elimination.

    Today I will be ordering Thymic Support and Liver CS per your recommendation. I am feeling pretty good so do you think it would all right to go ahead with the Parabolish now too? I realized I’m throwing a lot at my body but I am feeling much better, not worse and certainly not weakened. My skin lesions are almost completely healed. The symptoms I am experiencing now are expelling from my skin of the fibers wrapped around goo (look like black specks with naked eye), the white fuzz balls, and brown metallic looking flakes, from all over my body including head and face, and only identifiable using 60x – 100x microscope. I have not seen any more collembola in days, thankfully, although annoying little teeny bugs still fly around the house and me a bit and bugs do still seem attracted to me.

    I am also interested in the Magnificleanse. I take fiber every day and even tried Prunes the past two days (also at the suggestion of the health food store) but my elimation has way slowed down since all this began a few weeks ago; it feels like peristalsis is not fully operational and I know I”m not eliminating at the rate I should be. Please advise if there are any contraindications to doing the cleanse and taking the Parabolish along with starting the other two supplements you recommended.

    I have been taking (2) 500mg’s of MSM daily, (1) NAC 500mg with 1500mg Vit C, 1/2 tsp. of CALM, 500mg of Glutamine, 1/2 tsp. of Coconut Oil, 1000mg Garlic.

    Also my body seems to have a hard time getting and staying at a good pH. Once I hit 7.5 and other time 7, but it seems to hover around 6 to 6.5 and even has dropped to 5.5 at times this past week. Comments?

    Last question, what are your thoughts on 2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar taking daily with water?

    AGain, once I get through the current round of supplements I already purchased, I intend to switch over to the Wellness Protocal.

    Again, thank you so much! You are a shining example of humanity; full of compassion, Christian love, and humility.


    • Hi Antoinette,

      Good job on the fiber! It is so important, and the vast majority of us don’t get nearly enough.

      Yogurt does have some active probiotic cultures in it, but the problem is most commerical yogurts are loaded with refined sugar or worse yet, high fructose corn syrup. Refined carbs for a person with fungal overgrowth (most Americans and virtually all Morgellons sufferers) is like throwing gas on a fire. The super high sugar content more than outweighs any benefit offered by the beneficial bacteria in the yogurt. You are better off buying plain yogurt and adding your own stevia and/or fruit. Avoid sugar free versions containing chemical sweeteners which are legalized poisons.

      By far the easiest way to ensure a healthy balance of intestinal microbes is to take a broad spectrum, high potency probiotic like Essential Flora every day. This way you get a much greater concentration and wider variety of beneficial species into the gut without compromising your health with dangerous chemicals or sugar.

      This is one of the rare cases in natural medicine where more is better… more active cultures and more strains… which is why Essential Flora is so popular among natural practitioners.

      Most people start with the MagnifiCleanse to lower their overall toxin load before taking the Parabolish. That way, they maximize the efficiency of their detoxification systems and minimize inflammatory responses in the body. The liver support nutrients in Liver CS Plus will help further promote your detox efforts.

      You might want to hold off on taking the Complete Thymic Formula until after you do the cleanse. You will be better able to absorb and assimilate the multitude of nutrients it offers.

      As to your fluctuating pH, that is quite normal . Although blood pH remains fairly constant around 7.4, there are no normal values per se for urine and saliva. Their levels are a constantly changing dynamic depending on what you ate last night (in the case of urine) and what you ate in recent months (in the case of saliva). Body pH levels fluctuate with the time of day and may be greatly affected by stress level. Test strips are used to measure the pH of urine or saliva, usually in a series of 5 tests within a 24 hour period.

      The pH of the urine most accurately reflects the pH of body tissues. It reaches its lowest point (maximum acidity) around 2:00am and its highest alkalinity around 2:00pm, a couple of hours after the mid-day meal. This natural rhythm or fluctuation is known as Base Flood and Base Tide.

      From the estrus cycle in women to the life breathing flow of the seas into inland estuaries, to the inevitable changing of the seasons, the wisdom of our creator is evident in the cycles of renewal that surround us.

      To learn more about the critical acid/alkaline balance in your body, read this article from our website.


  14. Posted by Antoinette on May 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Hi John,

    First I would like to thank you for everything you do from providing excellent health products via Logos Nutritionals to sharing helpful, important, and informed information on your blog and in posts I’ve read on the blog of Mr. Commonsense.

    I am a 44 year old female who recently determined I have Morgellons after the often cited series of first suspecting lice, then scabies, then bird mites. I have found black specks, multi-colored fibers on and under skin, clear silicone-looking goo on hairs and in follicles, and also Collembola springtails (I have removed 2 from my body and found 2 in the bathroom area, verified under microscope). Fortunately as far as itchy skin lesions, they were small and spread out (mostly lower legs, some on hands and forearms) and those have already begun to heal within two weeks of cleaning up my diet and using sulfur soap.

    Before finding your site I gathered nutritional supplement info from MCS’s site and others. I am aware that I have Candida overgrowth as well and two weeks ago changed my diet drastically cutting out sugar and caffeine which unfortunately were a staple of my diet, switching to mostly vegetables, very little fruit, some protein (eggs, salmon, chicken), and plain yogurt every day, also juice of 1/2 lemon in warm water first thing each day. (Note: I was diagnosed with candida about two years ago but after cleaning up my diet initially I eventually fell back into bad habits and old patterns of poor nutrition).

    I plan to purchase the Wellness Protocol as soon as I have the funds and am looking forward to it! In the mean time, per MCS’s blog, I already purchased:
    MSM (with glucosamine sulfate – not exactly what he recommended, it was on sale)
    NAC (not taking it yet)
    L-Acetyl-Carnitine (not taking yet either)
    Coconut oil
    Sulfur Soap (HUGE HELP – I believe this is what killed the Collembola so I was able to find them one on my body and the other rinsed from my hair)
    Dr. Bonner’s Peppermint soap for laundry

    My question for you right now is this: I am fairly certain the Collembola are in my hair and scalp (itching, crawling feeling and a few lesions). Is it believed that diet alone can correct the terrain enough that these critters are eradicated or is further attack needed like the Invectin (sp?).

    Thank you. I look forward to ordering your product and consulting with you on the proper use of it.

    Thank you and God Bless You,


    • Posted by John Burgstiner on June 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm

      Hi Antoinette.

      Thank you for your kind comments.

      It sounds like you are off to a good start. What is most lacking now is probiotics to support digestion and baseline immunity and a good multi like Complete Thymic Formula (which of course has the added benefit of herbal and glandular support for immunity.

      Congratulations on the dietary changes you have made! Without them, your body would have to deal with a much higher fungal load which places an ongoing burden on detoxification pathways and the immune system.

      You are taking important steps to reclaiming your bioterrain. Try to be patient (easy for me to say, right?)… it will take some time to get there. You might want to add the Parabolish somewhere along the way once you have regained your strength a bit. It contains time tested natural anti-parasitic herbs that are effective and much less toxic than synthetic chemicals.

      Hang in there Antoinette! You are in our prayers. Please keep us posted on your progress. Thanks again for your encouragement and support.




  15. Posted by Maribeth from Calif. on April 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Hello my friend,
    I have a question for my brother. I have been trying to help him figure out why he is having such a problem with his bones. I believe he has osteoporosis but he has not been offered any testing as in bone density evaluatuion. He does not fit the typical post menopausal small framed frail white female stereotype. In fact, he is a healthy appearing big boned 70 yr old man of German decent. But, he has had his problems with Arthritis and is on his third replaced hip. Prior to the third hip replacement (replacing one that was close to 20 yrs old) he sustained a fracture in this leg’s femur. This was an unwarrented fracture after stepping off a bottom step when the femur broke in several places from this minimal stress.
    The hip replacements have all been Titanium. His most recent hip replacement has failed. Again, under minimal stress and three months post surgery, the Titanium hip broke free from the head of the femur when the bone cracked in four places.
    Here’s my theory and I would love your input. I think the Titanium has been leeching into his body since the original hip replacement over twenty years ago and has caused a heavey metal toxic load that has depleted his bone strength in it’s attempt to buffer the acidifying oxidation.
    What recommendations would you make to restore optimum bone health/strength. (he loves to dance)
    Looking forward to hearing back from you, my friend


    • Hi Maribeth!

      Thanks for dropping in… your theory certainly has merit. There are many other potential sources of chemical and heavy metal toxicity as well, such as amalgam fillings in his teeth, vaccinations and dietary exposures.

      I can’t help but wonder if your mother had thyroid issues that were passed on to him… low thyroid output and/or impaired cellular uptake of thyroid hormone is a growing epidemic, manifesting in greater measure in each succeeding generation as our mitochondrial gene pool is further impaired. This is a major underlying factor in the meteoric rise in osteoporosis and heart disease in our country.

      This is a problem more often seen in women, but men can and do inherit the problem from their mother. Even if your mom did not suffer from hypothyroidism, the chemical toxicity we are all exposed to and the mycotoxins produced by fungal overgrowth can have an estrogenic effect on the body, further suppressing thyroid function.

      Suppressed thyroid function leads to reduced calcitonin levels, and without calcitonin, the osteoblasts responsible for maintaining bone integrity cease to function efficiently. Notice I said “low thyroid output and/or impaired cellular uptake of thyroid hormone”… that is because the blood tests typically used to diagnose thyroid insufficiency are notoriously unreliable. Testing can be helpful, but the best practitioners also look at basal temperature and check for the presence of symptoms (myxedema, hair loss, dry skin, brittle nails, weight gain, etc.). Read more about the hypothyroidism epidemic and strong bones here.

      If you suspect that his thyroid function or cellular uptake are lacking, a good practitioner can help you sort through all of that by assessing his metabolic integrity, magnesium and iodine levels, and adrenal sufficiency. They may even end up giving him some glandular support (Armour Thyroid).

      Meanwhile, it would be a real blessing to your brother if you were to recommend that he start taking our MagnifiCal… it is loaded with bone support nutrients and is designed to reverse soft tissue calcification – that is, to remove calcium from the soft tissues and put it back into the bone where it belongs.

      Chelation therapy to reduce his toxic metal burden may improve his quality of life in a number of ways… improved cardiovascular health and brain function, more energy, better sleep, and stronger bones. IV therapy works quicker but has greater potential for complications such as essential mineral depletion and electrolyte imbalance. Oral chelation is slower but safer in my opinion. Either way, the care and guidance of a good medical practitioner is necessary.

      Thanks again for stopping by Mary Beth. You and your brother are in our prayers.




  16. Hi Tommy,

    Thanks for your encouraging words and excellent question.

    Anything that suppresses the CNS will slow down digestion, which usually does lead to constipation… and increased toxicity.

    Glad to hear that you are going back on the Burgstiner Wellness Protocol … very important!

    Here is why:

    Essential Digestion directly supports this issue with digestive enzymes and herbs (ginger and fennel) that promote nutrient absorption and peristalsis (movement of food through the digestive tract).

    MagnifiCal contains magnesium which naturally loosens stools and increases regularity (in addition to supporting heart and bone health).

    Essential Flora contains many strains of probiotics that help further break down food into cellular fuel and keep yeasts and pathogenic bacteria present in the GI tract from taking over. They are critical to controlling inflammation and maintaining mucosal immunity… the front line of our natural defenses.

    Complete Thymic Formula contains essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants needed to fuel cellular metabolism and neutralize harmful free radicals. It also contains herbs and glandular extracts designed to restore integrity (strength and balance) to cell mediated immunity.

    Essential Omegas contains omega three fats that are so critical to brain function, heart health and controlling inflammatory immune responses.

    Liver CS Plus contains herbs and nutrients to directly support the body’s detoxification organs and pathways, which are becoming more burdened every day to the degree we conform to the patterns of this world.

    Finally, as you know, for Morgellons sufferers we have added the Ubinol CoQ10 to provide maximum support to cellular energy systems.

    Thanks Tommy for reaching out… I am praying for you. Please keep us posted on your progress!


    John Burgstiner


  17. Question posed by Tommy on Mel Friedman’s Discussion Forum:

    Hi John B,

    I have also been on suboxone for 3 1/2 years and also have had Morgellons symptoms on and off for well over a year now. i have spoken to 2 other people who have gone through the same thing "suboxone and Morelos". I think what you said is true and also I think the fact that it makes you super constipated. Do you have any thoughts on that?

    I am going to order your wellness protocol next week as I feel it helped me before. Not right away but over a few months. I think I may also get a probiotic.



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