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It's with heavy hearts that American Metabolic Laboratories announces the sudden and untimely passing of our beloved Dr. Emil Schandl. His loss is deeply felt by us as he has touched our lives in so many ways and we are better people for having just known him.
His love, passion and dedication to his life's long work have been such an example to all who have come into contact with him.
As Dr. Schandl would want, American Metabolic Laboratories and his loyal and dedicated staff will continue on serving our doctors and patients in the same manner we have over these past many years.
The tests and the procedures will continue to be performed by Jennifer as she has for the past 10 years. The same standards and attention to details will remain as they have for the nearly 25 years in operation. Vicky and Sam will be remaining as well.
We need a week or two for transitioning new staff members to meet the State of Florida's Clinical Laboratory regulations. This process has already commenced. We will be announcing our new Medical Director and Laboratory Director next week, and expect to be running tests the week of January 14.
Our staff members are unable to answer questions regarding his passing as we do not have all the details and will not have the time to talk to thousands of people. Please respect this request. We have limited staff and need to move forward to be able to provide the service you have come to know and trust.
As much as we would love to hear your stories and experiences with Dr. Schandl personally, we are unable at this time. Please feel free to post them on our Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers or tokens of kind gestures, feel free to donate in Dr. Schandl's name to his favorite charity, Judicial Watch.
R.I.P. Dr. Emil Schandl - We will miss you and you will always be in our hearts. It has been our honor to stand by your side and contribute to your mission. Your legacy lives on through us at American Metabolic Laboratories.
We wish you a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year.
Thank you for your continued support.
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 was 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 received 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 was 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.
He was the designer of the CA Profile™© (aka Cancer Profile) and Longevity Profile®©.
Dr. Schandl was 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 was also a presenter for cancer groups nationwide. His main passion was early cancer detection and metabolic therapy. Dr. Schandl was 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 was interviewed on numerous radio shows, television shows, in newspapers and magazines on a multitude of health topics.
Through everything Emil Schandl 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 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 had 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 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 said. "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 said. "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. 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.