Archive for May, 2010

“Science is Understanding Nature…”

About me
I would like to use this first column to introduce myself and offer my help and advice for any medical concern you may have. As a world leading natural medicine clinician I am often referred to as the ‘Medical Detective’, and don’t just help people, I fix them!

I was invited to the UK in 1987 by the Royal Society of Medicine to contribute to their colloquia on complementary and alternative medicine, and have worked here ever since. Spending six years serving on the Research Committee of the Prince of Wales’ Foundation for Integrated Health as a naturopathic physician, I most recently held the appointment of Director of Medical Research at two major clinics in London.

My Philosophy
Science is not the prerogative of orthodox medicine, it is knowledge that comes over time. In natural medicine this has come from thousands of years of history – a much larger timeframe than pharmaceutical medical trials, so in reality the evidence is stronger regarding the benefits of natural medicine.

I believe that there are non-orthodox medical treatments for virtually any disorder, which have been shown as successful in hard-science backed, published investigations and I have published reviews regularly on such investigations for the past nineteen years.

Five things you’d never guess about me from looking at my photo:

1. Total fluency in German, French, English & Afrikaans
2. Commercial aptitude
3. Polymath
4. Caring and generous disposition
5. Committed to the unconventional

Best piece of advice ever given:
“There is always a well-known solution to every human problem – neat, plausible and wrong”

Favourite TV programme:

National Geographic Channel

Greatest achievement:

Compilation of the seminal work: Encyclopædic Dictionary of Homœopathy

Last book I read:
Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

Projects I’m working on:

1. The creation of EU-wide academic core elements for Natural Medicine, enabling Faculties of Natural Medicine to be established throughout the 27 Member States, leading to EU-wide recognition and hence the freedom of movement between EU-States by qualified Practitioners of Natural Medicine.
2. Establishment in London of a state-of-the art, in-patient Natural Medicine hospital: the world’s first!

“Growing old is compulsory, but staying healthy is optional.”