Patti Davis is the daughter of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan
My favourite quotation
The Aim of Medicine
“Ultimately, medicine has a single aim: to relieve human suffering. When measured against this benchmark, different therapies can be seen as either effective or ineffective rather than `orthodox’ or `unorthodox’. No single professional group has ownership of health, and the best healthcare requires a multidisciplinary approach. Thus there is an imperative for all healthcare professionals to work together for the benefit of their patients and the wider community."
Prof Marc Cohen who is a medical Doctor with two PhDs
A second opinion can be very helpful
Dr Gerald Lewis MB ChB, FRACP, FRCP (UK), MD (Otago)
When it comes to our health it's important to obtain the best possible
advice. Dr Gerald Lewis is a Cardiologist and General Physician with
a keen interest in nutritional and integrative solutions to chronic health problems.
Dr Lewis has a very informative website www.drgeraldlewis.com
I recommend that you sign up for a life membership to receive helpful information and advice. Dr Lewis also offers online consultations
Do you have a Hiatal Hernia?
If you have suffered with heartburn and reflux it could be that you have a sliding Hiatal Hernia.
Taking antacid medications won't resolve the problem a manual massage technique can help to return the stomach to its natural position.
Check out these potential remedies which you can work on at home
Low dose Naltrexone
for immune challenges
Read the introduction to THE LDN BOOK
Read this article by Auckland GP Dr Ric Coleman
This website has some very interesting information
and patient stories
An informative Documentary about LDN WELL WORTH WATCHING
To obtain LDN in New Zealand ask your Doctor to contact
PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDING in Glenfield Auckland
The starting dose is 0.5 mgs and one builds up to 4.5 mgs
by increasing the dose in increments of 0.5.mgs each week.
'The Biology of Perception'
Bruce Lipton PhD
If you haven't experienced a lecture by Dr Lipton This is a MUST for you. We all need to know how our cells work and Dr Bruce Lipton is amazing and very entertaining. CLICK HERE TO WATCH
'First do no harm'
This is an inspiring story about how the parents of a young boy never gave up in their search to help their epileptic son - it's a MUST watch. I have more information about the Ketogenic diet for Epilepsy in the VIDEO section of my website
Ask any 'Granny' about the Bone Broth and be prepared to listen to the stories about how Bone Broth was always top of mind for health and healing. Bone Broth is now 'back in fashion' and for very good reason. It is really good stuff.
Check out the many recipes in this very informative ebook
The amazing Lemon
For everything you should know about the health inducing properties of Lemons Click here
Successful Lumbar Discectomy and Decompression
I have had a lumbar spinal 'Discectomy and Decompression' to deal with a herniated disc -
Anyone considering an MRI when there are concerns about the spine/discs etc should bear in mind that when lying down there is a lot less load on the spine and thus imaging may not show the true situation.
In Sydney they have an "upright" MRI scanner that can take the imaging while the patient stands. The pricing is very reasonable approx I paid $350.00 for a lumbar MRI. Western Imaging
An MRI could be combined with a weekend in Sydney and a show. Affter landing at Sydney Airport 10.30 am I caught the train to Central Station and another train to Blacktown. I had my MRI and was back in town by 4.00 pm
Have a look at this very informative brochure with image comparisons of recumbent (laying flat) and upright.
DIRECTIONS TO WESTERN IMAGING BLACKTOWN
When the going gets tough
Hernia Repair without Mesh
In July 2016 I had surgery for an Inguinal hernia (the result of a lot of heavy lifting during a renovation on our house). I would not have agreed to a repair using mesh and I was very fortunate to find a New Zealand Doctor who has been trained on the Desarda technique http://www.desarda.com/ I had an excellent outcome and I have written an article about my experience
The World's healthiest foods
This is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in learning more about the foods they are eating or not eating
Click on this link THE WORLD'S HEALTHIEST FOODS www.whfoods.com
THIS IS A LINK TO THE NEW - NATURAL NEWS.COM SCIENCE WEBSITE
Simply click on the name of any nutrient, disease, phytochemical or prescription drug - it's all there.
To receive daily email updates from the World's leading Natural Health website NATURAL NEWS
Click on this link 'Subscribe Now'
Taking Dietary Supplements
On my website you will find products that I sourced initially for my own use. When it comes to taking supplements, there are so many products on the market it can be very confusing and expensive trying this and that before coming up with a supplement programme that meets your needs.
Often people have unrealistic expectations of supplements and thus it is important to understand their role in the human body.
Dietary supplements can be defined as preparations intended to supply nutrients, (such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids or amino acids) that are missing or not consumed in sufficient quantity in a person's diet.
The importance of a good diet cannot be overstated. A good diet is a health inducing regimen which eliminates foods that are known to be deleterious and incorporates nutrient dense foods from all food groups. There is a significant difference between what will sustain life and optimal levels of nutrients.
In today’s world, soils are rapidly being depleted of essential nutrients and pesticides and other chemicals are found in ever increasing quantities in our food chain. Also our foods are becoming more and more processed, thus we need to think carefully about how we might obtain optimal levels of nutrients.
Taking supplements is not something one does for a few weeks and then reverts back to the previous lifestyle. Without a commitment, it’s better not to start. My own supplement programme is intended to add value to lifestyle changes that I have embraced in order to take greater responsibility for my own health.
The John Appleton Story
I have also included on the website for your information a number of articles I have written and I have also added in a section to highlight a number of food products that I believe are worthy of mention. Often I am asked ‘if I can’t eat that anymore what can I eat’?