• Beating Cancer Naturally is Bloody Hard

    I was at one of those highfalutin events, where men that look like penguins bring champers that taste different to my $10 supermarket specials.   Beautiful women, that do not feel the cold, bring around platters of food that I do not recognise as food.

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  • Alzheimer’s is Preventable and Reversible

    When I first heard these words, I got excited.  At the time I was the CEO of a research and development organisation looking for new and innovative therapies that would change the health of the planet.

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  • What is all the Fuss About Personalised Medicine?

    The next time you are in a public place and have some time to kill, take a look at the people around you.  See if you can find two identical people.  HINT:  you won’t.  In fact, on this planet of 7 billion people, you will not find two identical people.  The bright sparks among you will be wondering about twins.  The answer is no, even twins have huge differences.

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  • Could Heavy Metals Be Driving Your Health Problems?

    Colleen was one of our “difficult “ clients.

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  • What Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments Can Do For You

    “I see you have a new toy”, said my landlord. He was referring to my hard shell hyperbaric chamber.

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  • What is Adrenal Fatigue? What Can You Do About It?

    Adrenals are a pair of little glands that sit above your kidneys.  They are one of those body parts that you do not pay a lot of attention to until they let you down.   Actually it is more of a case of you letting them down.

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  • What A Tragic Waste Of Time, Money and Effort

    There is not much I regret in my life, but right up there with getting dumped by Mary Jane, in primary school, are my years as a CEO of one of the largest non-governmental health providers.

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  • You are only As Strong As your Weakest Link

    I was listening to one of the great integrated doctors of our time: Dr Eric Braverman. He said, “ I am going to say something of great importance and I want you to remember it”. He jumped up on to a chair, threw his tie around his neck and said “You are only as strong as your weakest link”.

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  • The Way it Should Be For Optimum Health 

    I was just dwelling on why anyone would call their child “Archibald”, when Archie (his preferred name) bounced into the surgery.

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  • Anyone For Another Helping of Anti Depressants?  

    A few years ago, a good friend of mine, Mar, went to see her doctor about her lack of energy, motivation and generally feeling down. After a few standard tests, she was pronounced “well” and given some “mood support”. The mood support was a common anti depressant (an SSRI, that works with serotonin in the body).

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  • Who Was Carey Realms… And Why Should You Care?

    Dr Carey Realms was a brilliant scientist, biochemist and nutritionist, who was fascinated by the health of all living things. He worked with the Dr Einstein: two very smart dudes.

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  • “So, What Are You Doing To Make Sure That The ………….. Does Not Come Back Again?

    Fill in the gap with any condition you like: cancer, heart attack, diabetes (yes, Type 2 diabetes can be reversed), lupus and on it goes.

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  • Why is it that all of a sudden men do not see me? It is like I am invisible.

    In the world of naturopathy, Anne was half way through her life. She was 55.

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  • “All Disease Begins in the Gut”….Hippocrates 201 AD

     

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  • Why I am Getting So Many Exercise Related Injuries?

    In my practice I am seeing a growing number of serious and not so serious athletes who are succumbing to injuries. What is that about?

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  • How Do I know if My Child Have an Eating Disorder and if so What Should I do?

     

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  • Don’t Let Rheumatoid Arthritis Ruin Your Life

    Arthritis is now the leading cause of disability in the U.S.  There are many forms of arthritis. This article focuses on rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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  • DO YOU HAVE A DRAGON CHILD?

    We all love our children. How could we not? Yet do you have a child who really tests you, someone whose temper tantrums go from 0 to 100 in a flash. I did and that started my search for a biochemical solution to a behavioural problem. That’s when I discovered kryptopylorria (pyroluria).

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  • CLEAN, GREEN, HEALTHY NEW ZEALAND… NOT

     

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  • Candida

    “Can I please have a burger, fries, one jock itch, two vaginal thrushes, one athlete’s foot, one skin rash Oh! and four fungal toenails please”.

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  • Anxiety Attacks – A Good Mechanism Gone Wrong

    We were in our favourite Japanese restaurant having our favourite gluten free lunchboxes.  We were chewing on edamame and supping miso in anticipation of the main event.  The family were in fine form bantering with each other.

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  • ‘I THINK I’M IN PRETTY GOOD HEALTH’- REALLY?

    I have all my prospective clients fill out an online questionnaire. This allows me to plan the consultation in terms of areas to explore and what tests to conduct. It amazes me the contrast between what people are experiencing and how they view their health.

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  • What Exactly Is Energy Medicine and What Can It Do For You?

    If you had mentioned energy medicine to me ten years ago, I would have smiled politely on the outside and fixed my “Ag ha” look. On the inside, I would have been planning my PhD, and making a mental note to take you off my Facebook and Christmas list.

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  • The Ten Commandments of Good Health

    “Master, what is the path to good health”.

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  • Fighting Cancer

    Last weekend I watched the webinar “The Truth About Cancer”. I watched doctor and oncologist validate what integrated practitioners have been saying for years. It revealed some shocking facts:

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  • Anyone For Heavy Metals?

    I can remember a time when heavy metal toxicity (HMT) was a place of last resort:  you tried everything else and then you went there to try and find the elusive results. 

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  • Never….Never…. Never…. Ever, Ever Give Up

     

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  • But, It is Only Pimples…………

    Beth was 16 years old and for her, it wasn’t a case of “only pimples”. It was a major disaster in her life. She explained how the kids at school made fun of her, she felt excluded and hated her the nickname of “pizza face”.

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  • Fighting Cancer

    Last weekend I watched the webinar “The Truth About Cancer”. I watched doctors and oncologists validate what integrated practitioners have been saying for years. It revisited some shocking facts:

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  • But I diet and I exercise and I still Cannot Lose Weight

    Susan was a CEO of a fairly large company.   She was ambitious, driven, and successful. She was used to getting what she wanted and was understandably peeved that she could not reach her ideal weight.

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  • “But My Doctor Says That My Thyroid Is Fine”

    If I had a dollar for every time I heard that, I would be dictating this by a beach, from a much warmer place, sipping on a cocktail.

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  • The Missing Link – Amalgam Fillings

    “I have been to heaps of doctors, lots of natural therapists and everyone else I can think of. No one seems to be able to fix me and I am sick of feeling like this”.

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  • Would You Like More Energy?

    Do you bounce out of bed in the morning, energized, hungry for the challenges of the day OR do you crawl out, hunt out the coffee, a starchy and sugary something and push yourself into the day, with moments of energy and motivation, as the day unfolds? Do you find yourself increasingly tired, lacking motivation, and snapping at the kids? If the latter, this is not how it is supposed to be.

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  • Colds and Flu are Invaders. Here is How to Fight Them

    Note: This article was written for ENJO (www.enjo.com). Many of you have heard me talk about their innovative cleaning products that get your house deep down clean and sanitary, without the chemicals that are making so many of us sick.

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  • Fibromya..what?

    Mary was a 29 year old, mother of two.  Prior to the birth of her second child, the world was a nice place.  She ran, she swam, she enjoyed her career, and her first child brought even more fulfilment to her already full life, with her husband Tom.  After the birth of her second child (substitute glandular fever, death of a loved one, other major stress) everything went to mush.

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  • Depression: That Dark Place of Despair

    I was standing in the queue at the supermarket, with my harvest of salmon and a fine pinot noir (it’s okay, its got resveratrol in it and I am having it with organic vegetables from my garden), when a woman came up to me and said, “You’re that naturopath from Eastlife aren’t you?”  “Gosh, I thought, I have made it.  Is this what happens to Brad (Pitt)?”  While I was basking in momentary glory, the crunchy question came:  “My husband suffers from depression.  How would you fix it with natural medicine?”   Right, your standard supermarket conversation.

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  • I am Not Doing the Big C – Any More

    I thought it might be useful to get a perspective on disease from the most important person in the process. I have asked one of my clients to write about her journey.

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  • Ops! I Appear to Have Misplaced My Hormones

    Let us start with what they are.  Hormones are chemical messengers that usually originate in one place and cause an effect in another.   Hormones are the orchestra that play the music of the body.  When the orchestra is in sync, the world is a wonderful place.  Hormones wake you up and put you to sleep, they control your metabolism, they make you function, they keep you manly and womanly, they are fundamental to procreation and unfortunately when out of balance, they age you

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  • How Much Toxic Material Are You Carrying In Your Body?

    Would you carry around a cocktail of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, toxic heavy metals, bad bugs, putrefying material and encrusted undigested food in your pocket. Probably not, yet this is exactly what we do with our bodies.

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  • Being the Best That You Can Be

    If you were travelling from Auckland to Wellington, would you choose the latest Ferrari or a 1974 Skoda. Hmmm, let me think. Yet when it comes to what we choose to move our brain and organs around in, so many of us choose the Skoda. Up to 65% of our population is either overweight or obese. It is not just about how we look, it is abut how we feel. So many people have to drag themselves out of bed in the morning and keep themselves going through the day with shots of caffeine and sugar.

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  • Turning Back the Clock To a Younger You

    Have you ever wondered why your 75-year-old uncle is in a rest home, on a cocktail of medications and needing help with dressing, toileting and remembering who visitors are, while a 95-year-old man in Okinawa is a perfect reversal of the picture: mentally and physically active, having great sex, possessing a zest for life and freedom from disease, disability and pain.  Genetics? Not really. When it comes to how we age, genes play a very small part.

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  • Alzheimer’s – The Silent Thief That Robs Your Mind

    Imagine this, you are sitting in the rest home with your mother. She has a vacant look. She does not know who you are. You are there for your weekly visit, a visit driven by love, but also duty. Your mind tussles with the commitment of time spent with someone who does not know you verses the time you should/could be spending with your own children.

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