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M.S., Ph.D., M.D.(MA), FACB, (Fellow, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry), SC(ASCP), (Specialist in Clinical Chemistry, American Society of Clinical Pathologists), CC(NRCC), (Clinical Chemist, National Registry in Clinical Chemistry), LNC, (Licensed Nutritional Consultant, State of Florida), CLD, (Clinical Laboratory Director, FL, NY, CA, all 50 states.) Dept. of Health and Human Services, past member of Sigma Xi Scientific Society of America, Board Member of the Florida Section of American Association for Clinical Chemistry. He has been awarded the M.D. degree by the Faculty of Medical Studies, Medical Alternative Institute at the Open International University for Complementary Medicine, established by WHO. Dr. Schandl is a past recipient of a research grant from the American Cancer Society and the National Research Council of Canada for researching early events in DNA replication in cancer cells. He is a 5th degree USA GoJu karate Black Belt, and a multiple State of Florida senior swimming and karate champion.
Dr. Schandl graduated with the B.A. degree in Analytical Biology at the University of California in Santa Barbara, CA. He earned the M.S. degree in the field of biochemistry and enzymology at California Sate University in San Diego, CA. Later, he received his Ph. D. in Molecular Genetics, at the Institute of Molecular Biophysics, housing Nobel Laureates, at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
Currently he is the Laboratory Director for American Metabolic Laboratories, in Hollywood, FL and Metabolic Research, 501(c) (3) organization, and President of International Health Consultants.
He is the designer of the CA Profile™© (aka Cancer Profile) and Longevity Profile®©.
Dr. Schandl is a frequent speaker at the Cancer Control Society in California, where he received the Humanitarian Award, “Medical Pioneer in Alternative Laboratory Testing”, and also for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He was inducted as an Ambassador to the Martial Arts, “Humanitarian Of The Year” by Action Martial Arts Magazine & Hall of Honor. He is also a presenter for cancer groups nationwide. His main passion is early cancer detection and metabolic therapy. Dr. Schandl is internationally known, respected, and highly sought after for his expertise in cancer and its prevention, interpreting clinical laboratory results, metabolic disorders, clinical chemistry, biochemistry, and his metabolic nutritional knowledge. Dr. Schandl published numerous pier reviewed and other articles in the fields of cancer, multiple sclerosis, hyperactivity in children, fluoridation of water, enzymology, and DNA replication. He has been interviewed on numerous radio shows, television shows, in newspapers and magazines on a multitude of health topics.
Through everything Emil Schandl has endured - from losing friends to the Nazi death camps, to participating in the Hungarian uprising, to fleeing to America across the Austrian Alps - his upbringing has provided him with deep philosophical comfort, as well as a practical guide to life. One life-altering meeting occurred with a priest when he was 13. The clergyman offered the teenager a little practical advice, "Do a few push-ups every day and you might feel better".
Schandl then did something rare for an adolescent. He followed the advice. Beginning with two or three push-ups he built up to 50 a day, and soon liked the way he was feeling and looking-strong! From there he branched into other kinds of exercise - swimming, wrestling, and gymnastics - excelling at each. He was soon being groomed to represent Hungary in the Olympics in wrestling, but along the way got caught up in the attempt to overthrow his country's Communist regime. As his friends, and fellow revolutionaries were caught and killed, Schandl fled the country. But, while Communism may have derailed his Olympic career, it couldn't stifle his passion for exercise.
He made it to the States and embarked on a long and ultimately distinguished academic career (M.S. Biochemistry/Enzymology, Ph.D. Molecular Genetics), while strengthening his exercise regimen.
Schandl remembers he first caused a sensation when he appeared in a bathing suit: "When I showed up at the pool, all the kids gathered around me and called me Hercules", he says. "It was the muscles."
Until then, his idea of a good diet was having enough to eat - since Hungary at the time had to send most of its crops to the Soviet Union, Schandl spent much of his youth craving protein. It was different when he arrived in America and proper nutrition became an option. He began monitoring his daily protein intake and experimenting with vitamins for the first time. "I didn't have much knowledge then", he says. "I was riding on the power of youth and my determination and desire to have a healthy, strong physique".
Schandl, with his early dedication to fitness and health, wasn't the only one ahead of his time, though. In 1963 his then mother-in-law opened the first health food store in La Jolla, California, asking Schandl to lend his physique to the shop's billboard as an example of the epitome of health. At first, Schandl found her claims that nutrition could cure anything to be a bit far-fetched, but at some level, her message was getting through.
"I used to think she was crazy, because what she was saying didn't make any biochemical sense", he says. "Later I found out that she was right all along". Indeed, as he studied further, he realized there was a scientific case to be made for vitamins. For example, he found that ascorbic acid is necessary to maintain a high level of energy, and he began taking massive quantities of Vitamin C, then B, and then supplements. "I had a mysterious good feeling about it", he says. "I always thought it would give me an extra edge".
With a master's degree soon in hand from California State University in San Diego, Schandl decided to accept a research position at Florida State University, and began working toward his Ph.D. under the world renowned geneticist, J. Herbert Taylor. After receiving his doctoral degree, a stint in nuclear medicine alerted him to the perils of developing cancer through radioactive substances, and started his career in the direction of fighting the disease. His mother's death from leukemia shortly afterward sealed his determination to dedicate his life to fighting cancer. Building on his research in nuclear medicine, he went on to spend several more years developing the CA or Cancer Profile™©, which can often detect the existence of cancer many years prior to the onset of physical symptoms. In his day-to-day work, he consults with patients, creating individual nutritional programs that relate to fighting specific diseases. His CA Profile™© was a key component to his work, so when commercial labs couldn't perform it to his standards of accuracy, Schandl opened his own, CA Laboratory in 1978, and later, American Metabolic Testing Laboratories, in Hollywood, Florida.
Ten years into his work at American Metabolic Labs, Schandl had an epiphany: "One day, I realized I wasn't doing all the things that I was recommending to other people - and yet everything I was recommending had a very sound reason behind it". From that day onward, he became his own model patient, following his advice to the letter. For starters, he doesn't smoke and avoids stress of any kind. Then there are the dietary guidelines, which Schandl describes as very simple, "maybe three written lines." No animal fats, fried foods, white flour, sugar, chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, tap water, artificial sweeteners, coloring, flavoring or preservatives, no unfermented soy products. Dairy intake and red meat should be kept to a minimum-but everything else is fine.
His personal supplement and vitamin regimen, however, is considerably more extensive - reaching 50 to 60 tablets a day for five days a week. (He takes the weekends off.) Schandl offers the following highlights: 25,000 IU Vitamin A for its anti-cancer, anti-viral, pro-vision, and pro-skin properties; B-150 Complex for many metabolic pathways; 8,000 mg of Vitamin C two times a day for its anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, pro-healing, and pro-longevity properties and it's powerful antioxidant nature; no less than 2,400 mg of essential fatty acids, such as fish oil; at least 8,000 units of Vitamin D; no less than 1,500 mg of Calcium; 750 mg Magnesium; 50 mg Zinc; 200 mcg Chromium; 200 mcg Selenium to protect against free radical damage; 60 grams of protein powder; a couple of tablespoons of freshly ground flax seeds; prostate formula; 500 mg Niacin; Ginkgo, from time to time, and about "forty other things."
And there's more: A key component to Schandl's health regime, and one that he recommends to all his patients, is a comprehensive detoxification program that spans the physical to the emotional. To cleanse through the kidneys, for example, he drinks two to three quarts of pure (non-tap) water or fruit juice each day. To encourage the excretion of toxins through the skin he suggests either working up a sweat, or taking a hot bath or a steam bath. He regularly takes high colonic enemas, and takes time out daily for meditation and to honor the Creator of all things.
With his good fitness habits developed early in life, exercise continues to form an intrinsic part of Schandl's daily routine. His workouts begin early with either a 16-mile bike ride at top speed, or lap swimming at Fort Lauderdale's mammoth pool in the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Later in the day, he heads to a local gym for weight lifting 2 to 3 times a week. At present he's still a serious swimming competitor: He's won several gold, silver and bronze medals from a number of national and state Senior Games competitions. He is also the South Florida senior state champion in karate, a sport in which he holds a 5th degree black belt, as well as enjoys teaching.
By most measures, Schandl leads an extraordinarily active and healthy life. Still, to be sure he's not "fooling himself," he conducts lab tests on himself every six months. These tests include a CA Profile™© , Complete Blood Count, Chemistry Profile and PSA, as well as a variety of hormone measures, the Longevity Profile®©. The results? "I'm doing very well, thank God," he says. "It takes a lot of effort and a lot of commitment, but I say "life is a gift and health is a privilege", which means it's something we have to work for. And I'm working for it." Dr. Schandl is our Clinical Laboratory Director in the specialties of clinical chemistry, hematology, immunohematology and serology in Hollywood, Florida. He is also licensed in New York, California, and all 50 states.
Dr. Schandl, M.S., Ph.D., FACB, CC(NRCC), SC(ASCP), LNC, is a practicing Clinical Biochemist/Oncobiologist with extensive experience in the fields of complementary and natural healthcare. The recommendations and material on this site represent his opinion based on his years of studys and experience. The information provided on this site is for educational purposes only, and any recommendations are not intended to replace the advice of your own physician. You are encouraged to seek advice from a competent medical professional regarding the applicability of any recommendations with regard to your symptoms or condition. It is important that you do not reduce, change or discontinue any medication or treatment without consulting your physician first.
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