Articles and Q&A's

May 2010

'Phyting' Cancer with IP-6

No, you read it right. That was no wrong spelling. "Phyting" came from the word "Phytate". Out of the many herbal and natural products that claim to be beneficial to cancer patients, one stands out among its peers, and that is "IP-6" (Phytate, Phytic Acid).
May 2010

Ribose: The Sugar of Life

Ribose, primarily existing as D-Ribose, is a naturally occurring five-carbon sugar molecule found in all living cells. It is a component of RNA, the genetic messenger. Removal of one hydroxyl group turns it into deoxyribose which is found in DNA.
February 2010

Q: I have Coeliac Disease and Gluten sensitivity..

A: When you dine out you can order gluten free dishes but sometimes the sauces or spices they use may still contain ingredients that you are allergic to.
January 2010

Q: What are hemp hearts good for?

A: Hemp hearts are shelled hemp seeds. They are shaped like the heart, hence the name. It has the best health benefits among all seeds and nuts.
December 2009

Q: I always have intractable dripping from my nose in cold weather. What can I do?

A: Nose dripping in cold weather is due to intolerance of the nasal mucosa to harsh temperatures. I apply a homeopathic ointment called HOMEOPLASMIN to the inside of my nose when I go skiing.
September 2009

Q: Can you recommend a safe and effective remedy for my mouth ulcer that has failed to heal?

A: I have excellent results with an oral homeopathic mixture called Canker Sore Pellets (Cloverdale Pharmasave) that contains all the classical remedies for ulceration of the oral mucosa, gums, lips and tonsils.
August 2009

Q: What is the best electrolyte to use during this record breaking summer heat?

A: Enduraâ„¢(Metagenics) is the best electrolyte supplement for performance sports all year round. It not only contains sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium that are needed for proper cellular function but also contains chromium for regulating the supply of sugars to the muscles.
July 2009

Q: I hear contradicting views about calcium supplements. Can you give me your opinion?

A: Microcrystalline hydroxyapatite concentrate (MCHC) is my choice. Being in the form of microcrystals, it is well absorbed.
May 2009

Q: How does Lehcare analgesic cream work?

A: Lehcare is the newest recruit in our ammunition against musculo-skeletal sores. It is a combination of traditional remedies with homeopathic and herbal medicine, a true reflection of my integrative philosophy.
April 2009

Q: Do you have safe alternatives for my baby's teething and colic problems?

A: Colic can appear around 3 - 4 weeks of age. It can be due to gas, hypersensitivity, anxiety, teething or other factors. A homeopathic preparation called Cocyntal relieves colic fast and without side effects.
March 2009

Q: My thyroid function tests are always normal, and yet I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism...

A: Metagenics makes an herbal combination called "Thyrosol". This enhances thyroid metabolism by facilitating the conversion of T4 into T3 and not "Inverted T3".
February 2009

Q: What is a good anti-oxidant for liver and gall bladder support?

A: Fatty liver, alcoholic liver and cirrhosis are degenerative in nature. Hepatitis and most gall bladder diseases are infective and inflammatory in origin.