glyph 313: biochemistry ... health, nutrition ... sugars, glyconutrients, glycobiology, glycomics ... intercellular communication, necessary sugars ... diet ... glycoproteins ... interview with Dr. Reg McDaniel by Franklin Sanders, of The Moneychanger ... cell surface engineering, glycocalyx . Kevin Yarema, University of Maryland


Reg McDaniel Interview - The Discovery of Glyconutrients

history of a conjecture about sugars required for health

Here is an introduction to a conjecture about the importance of eight sugars necessary to health, through an interview with Dr. Reg McDaniel, who put his credibility as a medical professional at risk by proposing the idea. If what McDaniel is saying is true it is of extreme importance for understanding health, resistance to illness, and healing. —leif

A transcript of the 2003 interview was found at the following place, January 8, 2014:

A pdf file of the interview will be found here:

Thanks to Franklin Sanders at The Moneychanger:
for permission to post a pdf file of his interview with Dr. McDaniel.

The surfaces of mammalian cells are covered by a dense layer of complex carbohydrates collectively known as the glycocalyx. These sugars are difficult (actually impossible) to see under normal light microscopy because they are often too small. Even if large enough to see in theory (the glycocalyx can range in size up to 500 nm), the optical properties of sugars prevents surface carbohydrates from being noticed under routine visual inspection of cells or tissues.

Biographical note on Dr. Reg McDaniel, taken from the Money-Changer interview.

A native Texan, Dr. Reg McDaniel graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and has spent 30 years practicing anatomical & clinical pathology, including positions as the Director of Pathology & Laboratories and Director of Medical Education at Dallas-Ft Worth Medical Center.

In 1981 he began research at Fisher Institute for Medical Research using a bean extract to stimulate the immune system. In 1985, he took the work of scientists that had isolated the active principle of the aloe vera plant, and conducted the first government-monitored studies in humans using this glyconutrient, aloe polymannose with unprecedented results. He devoted his attention to the potential of glyconutrients and other plant micronutrients to restore health by nutritionally supporting normal biochemistry under gene control. In 1996, the American Naturopathic Medical Association recognized his work with their "Discovery of the Year Award".

Molecular Biology of How Dietary Supplements Support Optimum Human Health", H. Reginald McDaniel, M.D. [link]

These excellent diagrams and other resources were accessed June 2006, but are no longer online.

21 March 2008: If you know where they went, please let me know. — leifsmith *at* explorersfoundation dot org

These pages once led to things of interest to the biochemist and medical researcher interested in the biological activity of sugars, but are no longer online, 21Mar08. <15Dec15: now goes to Johns Hopkins faculty page>

Dec 15, 2015: However, this link goes to Dr. Kevin J. Yarema's page at Johns Hopkins:
entered before July 9, 2006; edited/updated December 15, 2015

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