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Chapter 3: The Keys to having more energy (p. 43) 

Typos/Book Correction:
The reference to oxidants as “accidents with oxidants” should read “accidents with oxygen”

Chapter 6: Ideal Blood Values (p. 149)
Q: The Hemoglobin values don’t match those listed on Which ones are correct?

A: Book correction: The most current ideal blood values, including hemoglobin, are as follows:

  • Serum iron: USA: ~80 ug/dL for women, ~100 ug/dL for men; Metric (outside the US): ~14.3 mmol/L for women, ~17.9 mmol/L for men.
  • Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC): USA: ~320 ug/dL for women, ~333 ug/dL for men; Metric: ~57.3 umol./dL for women, ~59.6 umol/dL for men. If reported as “% Saturation”, it should be 25-30%.
  • Serum Ferritin: USA & Metric: ~20 ng/mL; Metric 8.9 mmol/L
  • Serum Transferrin: USA ~3.0 g/L; Metric: ~37.7 mmol/L.
  • Serum Copper: USA: ~100 ug/dL; Metric: ~15.7 umol/L.
  • Serum Ceruloplasmin:  USA: ~30 mg/dL; Metric: ~0.30 g/L
  • Red Blood Cell (RBC) Magnesium: USA: ~6.5 mg/dL; Metric: ~2.67 mmol/L
  • Plasma Zinc: USA: ~100 ug/dL; Metric: ~15.3 umol/L.
  • Hemoglobin: USA: ~13.0 g/dL for women, ~14.0 g/dL for men; Metric: ~130 g/L for women, ~140 g/L for men.
  • Vitamin A (Retinol): USA: ~65 ug/dL; Metric ~2.3 umol/L. Your active vitamin A level should be three times higher than your vitamin D level.
  • Vitamin D (25-OH): USA: ~21 ng/mL; Metric: ~52 nmol/L.

Chapter 8: Condensed list of STARTS (p. 180) 

While there is a condensed STOPS list on p. 144, there is no condensed STARTS list.

START Taking the Adrenal Cocktail is listed in the expanded discussion as START #2, while START Taking Trace Mineral Drops is listed as START #1, and does not include transdermal application, which is mentioned in START #4: Taking Magnesium

Q: Where can I find a condensed list of all the RCP STARTS?

A: The following document offers a condensed list of the STARTS and PHASES that are currently recommended to help improve ferroxidase function:


PHASE 1: Foundations 

  1. START Taking adrenal cocktails 
  2. START Taking mineral drops or applying transdermal magnesium 
  3. START Taking wholefood vitamin C (WFC) complex 
  4. START Taking magnesium 
  5. START Taking bioavailable copper

PHASE 2: Supporting Nutrients 

6. START Eating organic ancestral whole foods and drinking mineralized filtered water 
7. START Taking Mother Nature’s sources for B vitamins 
8. START Taking wholefood vitamin E complex 
9. START Taking boron
10. START Taking cod liver oil

PHASE 3: Advanced Nutrients 

11. START Taking taurine 
12. START Taking diatomaceous earth 
13. START Taking iodine from food 

PHASE X: Lifestyle Upgrades 

14. START Donating blood 
15. START Managing histamine levels/reactions 
16. START Releasing emotional stress 
17. START Strengthening the bioenergetic field 
18. START Getting regular sunlight 
19. START Doing joyful movement

Chapter 8:  Order of PHASE I STARTS (pg 180) changing the order of the Phase 1 

Q: The order of the PHASE I STARTS is different in the book than it is on the website. Which order should I follow?

A: The most current version of the PHASE I STARTS is as follows:

1. START Taking adrenal cocktails 
2. START Taking mineral drops or applying transdermal magnesium 
3. START Taking wholefood vitamin C (WFC) complex 
4. START Taking magnesium 
5. START Taking bioavailable copper

Chapter 8: Boron (p. 193)

Q: In Morley’s new book, he recommends 1000 – 3000 mg. of boron. But in the sample protocol, it states 1-3 mg. of boron. What is the correct dosage for this trace mineral?

A: Book correction: A typical daily dose is between 1 to 3 mg taken with breakfast.

Chapter 8: Nordic Naturals (p. 202) 

Q: is listed under the recommended product brands for cod liver oil, but there is no specific product listed; which one should I get?

A: Nordic Naturals products are no longer recommended. The other cod liver oil products listed in the book have been thoroughly vetted and are highly recommended for their superior quality.  You can also find them in the RCP product directory.

Chapter 10: Best time for sunlight (p. 249)

Q: Could you clarify which times of day are best for sun exposure? The book says between 10am to 3pm.

A: Book correction: The best time frame for exposure to sunlight is before 10am and/or after 4pm, when UV rays are lower.

Cover: Atomic mass of copper

Typos/Book Correction:
The atomic mass of copper shown on the front and back of the book cover should read 63.546.

Copper: a change in philosophy

We’ve changed our mind about copper supplementation

There are some changes to the RCP’s approach when it comes to copper. Previously, you might have seen Morley discourage copper supplementation, whereas now, it’s included in the RCP handbook as part of the protocol.

You can read more about this here.