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October 11, 2016
Save Our Supplements How do you know your supplements are safe? When you walk into your local health food store, you can find all kinds of safe, effective and high-quality supplements, vitamins, minerals, probiotics, herbal products and traditional medicines. All these products make up the category of natural health products (NHPs) that you and 77 per cent of Canadians use for the maintenance of good health. These NHPs could include vitamin C to reduce the duration and severity of the common cold. Or a probiotic to keep your immune system primed and ready to combat those winter bugs. Or vitamin...

Conquer Inflammation with Serrapeptase

December 31, 2014
CONQUER INFLAMMATION WITH SERRAPEPTASE By Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc. “As an anti-inflammatory, nothing surpasses the ability of Serrapeptase to safely stop inappropriate (sometimes it is needed) inflammation in its tracks. No matter the cause or the location (it even crosses the blood brain barrier), Serrapeptase gets to work stopping the inflammation. If that is not enough, it has the ability to dissolve any dead or non-living tissue that may be gumming up the works, particularly mucus and inflammation associated with pain.”                                    ...

Colostrum - The Natural Vaccine Alternative

December 31, 2014
COLOSTRUM, THE NATURAL VACCINE ALTERNATIVE By Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc. Most health conscious people these days are seriously considering alternatives to commonly prescribed vaccines. The major reason for this is the potential for adverse reactions to some of the ingredients of vaccines such as mercury, aluminum, formalehyde, foreign genetic material and other man-made chemicals. In children, the connection between certain vaccines like the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and the exploding incidence of autistic behaviour, asthma and other immune system disorders has made many parents think twice before having their children vaccinated. What is the alternative? My usual answer to...

Boosting Bone Density

December 31, 2014
Boosting Bone Density Naturally   By Dr. Zoltan P. Rona   Horrific Statistics   The numbers are staggering. Osteoporosis (porous or demineralized bones) affects over 200 million women worldwide. One in every three women and one in every five men over the age of 50 has osteoporosis. The main danger of osteoporosis is fractures. In fact, there is an osteoporotic fracture estimated to occur every 3 seconds and a fracture of one of the vertebrae will occur every 22 seconds. Forearm, humerus, hip and spinal bones are the commonest fractures.   Despite a greater awareness of the dangers of osteoporosis...

Boost Your Immune System - Essential Strategies to Prepare You for Flu Season

December 31, 2014
The vaccine debate rages on, with a growing majority of individuals opting to avoid conventional medical advice altogether. For example, in May of this year, the CBC reported that only 36% of Canadian adults were vaccinated against the flu. That’s despite heavy media advertising and dire warnings about what can happen to you if you are not vaccinated. So, now that you have decided against vaccinating yourself and your children, what can you reasonably do to prevent common infections such as influenza? Personal hygiene is of paramount importance. Hand washing is the single most basic and important prevention against the...

Body Building without Steroids

December 31, 2014
Choosing Effective Body Building Supplements By Zoltan Rona MD MSc Supplements for Natural Body Building by Alive Books Many people shy away from bodybuilding because they associate it with anabolic steroids, muscle-bound giants (Arnold, The Hulk and company), and the “no pain, no gain” philosophy. Yet, anyone who wants to look trimmer and feel stronger can become a bodybuilder. Bodybuilding is for women too. In fact, a record number of health-conscious women are avid bodybuilders. Weight and strength training can enhance your bone mass at any age, thus preventing osteoporosis. Exercising to build stronger muscles also decreases body fat, thereby...

Blood Pressure Controlled Naturally

December 31, 2014
NATURAL BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL   High blood pressure can benefit from a natural approach. Implementing a non-drug regime requires the supervision of a health care practitioner, especially for those people already taking prescribed drugs. The scientific literature reports that the following diet and lifestyle changes are effective: cigarette smoking and tobacco chewing cessation                                                      periodic juice fasting (esp. with carrot, celery and beets)  vegetarian (high fiber) diets  stress reduction techniques (biofeedback, meditation, relaxation response, etc.) ...

B Complex - Benefits and Beyond

December 31, 2014
B Complex Benefits and Beyond By Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc. The B complex vitamins are the most underrated of all the nutritional supplements you will find on the shelves of your local health food store. They are far more important for the optimal functioning of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system than any other nutrient or herbal remedy. While glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate and shark’s cartilage are grabbing the headlines in osteoarthritis reversal, we often forget that equally exciting (and less expensive) results can be achieved in osteoarthritis with high doses of several B vitamins, including niacinamide and...

Asthma, Nutrition and Drug Alternatives

December 31, 2014
ASTHMA, NUTRITION AND DRUG ALTERNATIVES Asthma is a hypersensitivity condition of the lungs associated with spasm of the bronchial tubes, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, wheezing,, coughing and the excessive production of bronchial mucous. There are basically two types of asthma: 1) Extrinsic/Atopic asthma caused by allergies mediated by the IgE family of antibodies, commonly dust, molds, pollens, animal danders, tobacco smoke and foods. 2) Intrinsic asthma due to cold air, exercise, infection, emotional and other stresses. Most asthmatics have a mixture of the two types, the extrinsic type being more common. Asthma prescription inhalers (“puffers”) and pills provide temporary...

Anti-Histamine Alternatives

December 30, 2014
NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO ANTI-HISTAMINES by Dr. Zoltan Rona MD, MSc One in every three North Americans suffers from hay fever (sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, nasal and sinus congestion) every spring (grasses, weeds), late summer or fall (ragweed, goldenrod). Synthetic antihistamines are the mainstay for symptom relief and work by interfering with the binding of histamine to cells after it's release. Antihistamines can cause drowsiness, depression, weight gain and serious cardiac complications when combined with antibiotics or other drugs. Natural alternatives Diet Avoid dairy, corn, wheat and simple sugars to lessen the body’s allergic load Increase intake of raw fruits...

Adrenal Stress and what to do about it

December 30, 2014
ADRENAL STRESS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT ZOLTAN P. RONA, M.D., M.Sc. Stressed out? Chronically tired? Burned out? Allergies getting worse instead of better? Catching one infection after the next despite a good diet? Premature menopause? If you are coping with some or all of these health problems, chances are high that you are suffering from varying degrees of adrenal insufficiency. How do the adrenals weaken? Most commonly, different types of stress are involved. While some of these stresses are beyond our immediate control (nasty bosses, postal worker strikes, stock market crashes, unfriendly in-laws, hurricanes, etc.), many stresses weakening...

My Top 10 Immune Boosting Supplements

October 10, 2013
Influenza, Colds & Coughs GOOD MEDICINE • GREAT ADVICE by Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, MD, M.Sc In January of this year, Dr. Oz of TV fame (not to be confused with the Wizard of Oz) gave Piers Morgan of CNN a ‘flu shot right on air. A few days later, Piers developed a cough and hoarseness that could only be attributed to the shot he had recently received. Imagine that, getting ‘flu symptoms from the ‘flu shot. This is not as uncommon as one would think. In my practice, I have seen dozens of people who contracted the ‘flu shortly after...

Diverticulitis

August 01, 2013
DIVERTICULOSIS Zoltan Rona MD MSc A diverticulum is a small, pouch-like area in the large intestine. The appendix can be considered to be a particularly large diverticulum. When stool gets stuck in it, inflammation develops (appendicitis). Diverticula (more than one diverticulum) come about as a result of increased pressure needed to force hard, dry stool through the bowel when constipated. They do not cause symptoms unless waste matter becomes trapped in them. The diverticula can then get infected and inflamed (diverticulitis). Conventional doctors usually prescribe antibiotics for diverticulitis attacks in addition to pharmaceutical brands of psyllium seed products (e.g. Metamucil)....

THE NATURAL APPROACH TO ADHD

August 01, 2013
THE NATURAL APPROACH TO ADHD By Dr. Zoltan P. Rona   Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed behavioural disorder of childhood. It affects thousands of infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Some reports claim that 1 in 10 children suffer from some degree of ADHD but US government statistics claim that it affects about 3 – 5% of school aged children.   It shows up as abnormalities in behavior like excessive, uncontrollable, physical activity, learning disorders and communication problems in early childhood with some remission occurring during puberty. In the past two decades there has been a...

Natural Glucose Regulation

August 01, 2013
Natural Glucose Regulation  Natural medicine is gaining in popularity and increasingly supported by scientific research. In the not too distant past, natural remedies were criticized by the authorities of medical orthodoxy as being “unproven” because of a lack of controlled studies. This may have been true in the 20th Century, but science in the 21st Century is catching up to support time honored natural approaches to health care. Berberine is a common herbal extract derived from one of several plants including goldenseal, barberry and Oregon grape. It has over a 3000-year history in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as a...

Calcium and Magnesium - Facts and Fallacies

August 01, 2013
CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM FACTS AND FALLACIES  By Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.    Calcium and Heart Attacks  Do calcium supplements really cause heart attacks? A recent randomized controlled trial published in the January edition of the British Medical Journal (15 January 2008) concludes that   "Loading with high doses of calcium reduces bone loss but at a cost in heart health that is not justified."     According to researchers Dr. Ian Reid and his colleagues, the risk of a heart attack, stroke and sudden death is about 1.5 times greater for those who supplement with calcium.    How can this be...

Treating Arthritis Naturally

August 01, 2013
TREATING ARTHRITIS NATURALLY   About 50 million North Americans (approximately one in seven people) have some form of arthritis. In another 20 years, as baby boomers grow older and people live longer, close to 70 million people in Canada and the United States will have arthritis.    Arthritis means inflammation of a joint. The most common conditions are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus and ankylosing spondylitis. Severity can range from mild to crippling and may even be life threatening in certain cases.   CAUSES   A family history of arthritis appears to play a part in the disease, but the...

The Vitamin D Revolution

July 30, 2013
THE VITAMIN D REVOLUTION Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.  “We estimate that vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical condition in the world.” Dr. Michael F. Holick, Vitamin D expert  When the June 8, 2007 front page of the Toronto Globe and Mail proclaimed the cancer preventing benefits of vitamin D (a.k.a. “the sunshine vitamin” or D3) and the Canadian Cancer Society chirped in with their modest recommendation for everyone to take 1100 IU of vitamin D daily, the natural health community may have felt vindicated. Many scientists felt hoodwinked.  This cancer preventive property of vitamin D was no...

Optimizing Thyroid Health

July 30, 2013
Secrets of Optimizing Thyroid Health By Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.  The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland situated in the neck wrapped around the windpipe located just below the Adam’s apple. It controls metabolism and virtually every aspect of health including weight, mood, energy and circulation. Damage to the thyroid can lead to underactivity (hypothyroidism), overactivity (hyperthyroidism), thyroid inflammation (thyroiditis) and thyroid cancer. The thyroid uses iodine and the amino acid tyrosine to manufacture the thyroid hormones T3 (triiodotyrosine) and T4 (thyroxine). About 80% of the hormones made are T4 while 20% is T3. It is T3 that...

Weight Loss Naturally

July 30, 2013
Weight Loss Naturally Thinking of a crash diet to shed a few pounds from winter’s inactivity? Unfortunately, less than 2 per cent of people who go on a diet, regardless of the type, keep the weight off after a year. In the long run, the more you diet the more weight you gain. This occurs because dieting lowers metabolic rate – the rate at which you burn off calories – by putting the body in a conservation mode. The past decade has seen low-fat diets come in and out of fashion. The latest fad appears to be no- or low-carbohydrate...

Leaky Gut

July 30, 2013
Leaky Gut The leaky gut syndrome is the name given to a very common health disorder in which the basic organic defect (lesion) is an intestinal lining which is more permeable (porous) than normal. The abnormally large spaces present between the cells of the gut wall allow the entry of toxic material into the bloodstream that would, in healthier circumstances, be repelled and eliminated. The gut becomes leaky in the sense that bacteria, fungi, parasites and their toxins, undigested protein, fat and waste normally not absorbed into the bloodstream in the healthy state, pass through a damaged, hyperpermeable, porous or...

Insomnia - Natural ways to beat it

July 30, 2013
Natural Ways to Beat Insomnia Dr. Zoltan Rona MD MSc "The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep." From the brilliant archives of Senator S.I. Hayakawa When I entered medical practice in 1978, there was no such thing as a Sleep Disorder Clinic. The past  years have changed all that with waiting lists of people making appointments for help at dozens of such clinics throughout the city. Such clinics and well-meaning doctors have spawned a multi-billion dollar tranquilizer, anti- depressant and hypnotic medications business which flourishes as the quick fix for this increasingly common disorder. In...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treated Naturally

July 30, 2013
REVERSING CROHN’S AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS NATURALLY A recent issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology (May 1998;93:697-701) reports that people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are more likely to use complementary medical therapies if they have had the disease for over 10 years or if they had been repeatedly hospitalized. The major reasons cited for this were the adverse side effects (diabetes, osteoporosis, cataracts and depression amongst many others) associated with and the lack of effectiveness of mainstream medical treatments. Since IBD can cause life impairing symptoms and even death, it is...

Correcting Intestinal Gas

July 30, 2013
CORRECTING INTESTINAL GAS Zoltan Rona MD MSc Gas attacks in an otherwise healthy individual most often occur because of: food intolerances (e.g. coffee, tea, dairy, yeast, chocolate, wheat, carbonated beverages, cabbage, brans, psyllium, corn, soy products, etc.) - insufficient stomach acid production causing incompletely digested protein low pancreatic and intestinal digestive enzymes leading to incompletely digested carbohydrates and fats  an imbalance between friendly and potentially pathogenic bacteria, fungi or parasites  a fermentation process carried out by yeast (candida) on sugar, yeast and simple carbohydrates Proper food combining may be all that is needed to curtail intestinal gas in many people....

Fab Sex Life Naturally

July 30, 2013
FABULOUS SEX LIFE NATURALLY “To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you're impotent. She can't wait to disprove it.” --Cary Grant You may have noticed the ads in American health magazines for various combination formulas promising the user fabulous sex for life. Some of the claims being made for one product aimed at women include increased intensity and ease of achieving orgasm, improved clitoral sensitivity, enhanced intensity of pelvic sensation during sex and decreased time needed for vaginal lubrication. For men, equivalent products are said to intensify orgasm, firm up erections, prolong erections during sexual activity and reduce the...

Hives - Natural Treatments

April 15, 2013
NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR HIVES Dr. Zoltan Rona MD MSc Hives (urticaria) is the name given to a skin eruption characterized by outbreaks of red, itchy, occasionally swollen welts on the skin associated with histamine release. They are most often treated by conventional doctors with antihistamines or corticosteroids. Hives can be the result of anxiety, viral infections, chemical exposure or hidden food allergies. Food allergies can develop because of heredity or some specific injury to the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. This injury can be caused by non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), antibiotics, chemicals in food or water, steroids like the birth...

How I treat diabetes

April 15, 2013
How I Treat Diabetes Many health professionals maintain that juvenile diabetes can only be treated by insulin injections and will not respond to the natural approach. I used to believe this, too, until one young man who consulted me about five years ago changed my thinking. John B. was a 15-year-old newly diagnosed diabetic who rejected the prescribed insulin needles. He self-treated his problem successfully, using a diet determined by food allergy testing combined with several of the nutritional and herbal supplements described below. Five years later, John has had no relapse in his condition. His blood sugar levels remain...

Seasonal Allergy Relief Naturally

April 15, 2013
SEASONAL ALLERGY RELIEF NATURALLY Spring and fall are the least popular seasons for most allergy sufferers. The usual disturbing symptoms of environmental (inhalant) allergies are often severe enough to interfere with productivity. Allergies to grasses, trees, molds, pollens, dust and other environmental pollutants can cause chronic sinus congestion, runny nose, postnasal drip, headaches, earaches, itching, eye irritation and infection, wheezing and sneezing, all with variable degrees of severity. Despite a greater awareness of natural ways to both prevent and treat seasonal allergies, most of the North American public is still resorting to the use of symptom suppressing drugs like antihistamines,...

Curing the Constipation Blues

April 13, 2013
Curing the Constipation Blues “When I got up this morning I took 2 Ex-Lax in addition to my Prozac. I can't get off the john, but I feel good about it.”      Anonymous A 45-year-old patient recently told me that her family doctor and gastroenterologist both believed there was nothing wrong with her having only one bowel movement each week. In the doctors’ own words: “This is normal for you.” Believe it or not, this small-stool philosophy is promoted by many conventional medical groups, including the National Institute on Aging. Here’s a direct quote from their Web site (http://www.nih.gov/nia/):...

Omega 3 Supremacy

July 17, 2012
The Omega-3 Supremacy By Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.  Virtually every new patient I have seen in my private office practice in the past 10 years has been taking at least one or more nutritional supplement. In my experience, the most popular one by far is omega-3 fatty acids coming from fish oil, seafood and other animal life. If it isn’t the tried and true cod liver oil, it’s halibut liver oil, salmon oil, krill oil or seal oil. Aside from the fact that the natural health industry has been promoting omega-3 for decades, numerous conventional doctors (GPs, psychiatrists, cardiologists,...

Maca Mania

July 17, 2012
MACA MANIA By Dr. Zoltan Rona, M.D., M.Sc. About a year ago, numerous patients were visiting my office singing the praises of a miraculous herbal remedy known as maca. I’ve learned a great deal from patients over the years and decided to pay attention to a growing number of reports praising this increasingly popular plant. Until that time, I had only heard of Maca as an obscure tonic. Was this just another fast-fading fad like coral calcium, noni juice and kombucha? The major benefit reported by these people was energy enhancement but several women were also making claims of relief...

Megadose Vitamin Therapy for Cancer

July 03, 2012
IV Vitamin C Proven Effective in New Research by Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, MD, M.Sc.   Intravenous nutritional therapy is invasive and should only be considered by those who have tried unsuccessfully to use strict diet changes and oral supplements to heal chronic health conditions. Although it is often used by healthy individuals, including elite athletes, to improve performance, it is by no means everybody’s first choice in complementary or alternative medicine. Linus Pauling was right! Long before his death, he had published a great deal about vitamin C’s ability to effectively fight cancer when given in doses greater than 10,000...

Snoring - Natural Remedies

June 19, 2012
HELP FOR SNORING Snoring can disturb sleeping patterns, occasionally leading to sleep apnea, a potentially life threatening breathing condition. Sleep apnea can cause abnormally low blood oxygen levels leading to chronic fatigue, irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure, memory loss and strokes. Habitual snorers are three times more likely to get into a car accident than the rest of the population. Snoring is associated with the accumulation of secretions in the back of the throat combined with tissue swelling. This produces a partial airflow obstruction with narrowed airways leading to unwanted, noisy sleep.   CAUSES Poor muscle tone (lack of tightness)...

Statins - Challenging the dogma

June 18, 2012
DRUGS YOU MAY NOT NEED & THEIR NATURAL ALTERNATIVES  By Dr. Zoltan P. Rona  Dr. Zoltan P. Rona practices Complementary Medicine in Toronto and is the medical editor of “The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing.” He has also published several Canadian best selling books including “Return to The Joy of Health”. For more of his articles, seehttp://www.mydoctor.ca/drzoltanrona     CHALLENGING THE STATIN DOGMA  Do we all suffer from a statin deficiency? Cholesterol lowering drugs are a $26 billion a year industry in North America. Statins are no less a medical dogma than the swine flu vaccine. Do we dare question it?  The...

The Ideal Multiple - How to Avoid the Hype & Gain Real Benefits

June 05, 2012
 THE IDEAL MULTIPLE How to Avoid the Hype and Gain Real Benefits    By Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.     It is estimated that close to 70 per cent of all Canadians and Americans take nutritional supplements regularly. In part, this is because of mounting scientific evidence supporting their use, as well as growing concerns about the quality of our food supply. Although much of our food is either genetically engineered, irradiated, chemically sprayed or otherwise adulterated, some health experts continue to hold on to the erroneous belief that diet alone can provide all our essential nutrition.  It cannot....

Kidney Stones Prevention and Treatment

June 03, 2012
KIDNEY STONE PREVENTION & TREATMENT The incidence of kidney stones is steadily increasing. In fact, it is 10 times more common now than at the turn of the century. It parallels the dramatic increase in the consumption of animal proteins. It also parallels the rise in other diseases (heart disease, gallstones, high blood pressure and diabetes) associated with the standard North American diet. Over 10% of all males and 5% of all females experience a kidney stone during their lifetime. Most victims are over 30 years of age. Kidney stones are usually composed of calcium and oxalic acid. Less commonly,...

Amino Acid Therapies as drug alternatives

June 02, 2012
Article by Dr. Zoltan P. Rona MD MSc   Life is not possible without a healthy amount of amino acids in the human body. Amino acids can best be defined as the building blocks of proteins needed to create cells, enzymes and hormones, repair damaged tissues and organs, make antibodies against invading bacteria and viruses and build nucleoproteins (RNA & DNA). Amino acids are also involved in carrying oxygen throughout the body and are crucial for optimal muscle activity. Eight amino acids are termed "essential" because they cannot be manufactured by the body and must come from the diet. The...

The Iron Complex

May 30, 2012
THE IRON COMPLEX By Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.    All cells require iron, which works primarily by carrying oxygen in the body as a part of hemoglobin in the red blood cells and as myoglobin in muscle cells. Anemia results when there is not enough iron in the red blood cells and is a common problem seen after pregnancy, blood loss and a diet either low in iron or poor absorption of iron by the body.   Iron deficiency is still considered to be the most common single nutrient deficiency in the world affecting approximately 15 percent of the...

Vitamin C Complex

May 29, 2012
VITAMIN C COMPLEX By Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.   Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) may well be the most controversial of all the vitamins. Most of the medical establishment still objects to the use of mega doses of vitamin C for treatment of cancer, the flu, allergies, stress, adrenal fatigue or just about anything else. All this negativity may not be warranted because there is now a growing body of medical literature supporting the use of vitamin C in very high doses.   Vitamin C and its closely related bioflavonoids can be found in all citrus fruits and numerous other...

Vitamin B12 - A new lease on life

May 29, 2012
Vitamin B12 - A NEW LEASE ON LIFE! By Judit Rajhathy, B .A., RNCP, D.Ac. And  Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.    To B or not to B – that is the question!  You complain about digestive disturbances and chronic fatigue. After your workout you are far from energized – you are even more tired.  You feel like you are just not getting enough air, feel weak and experience numbness and tingling in your hands and feet.   The worst part, however, is not being able to remember anything and you feel an ongoing anxiety – worrying about the least...

Superior greens, herbs and foods for life

May 29, 2012
 Superior Greens, Herbs and Foods for Life By Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.  Over the past two decades, scientists have successfully extracted hundreds of novel compounds from common foods, herbs and spices that have proven medicinal value.  These extracts, in turn, have been converted into tablets or capsules and sold as food supplements at pharmacies and health food stores.     While it is generally true that such bottled extracts are safe and effective natural medicines, whole food is your best medicine since it offers not only the active ingredient but also other complementary food factors, vitamins, minerals or enzymes....

Virus Protection - A prevention plan

May 25, 2012
Viral Infections: A Prevention Plan by author Zoltan Rona, MD, MSc If you’ve watched TV or read the newspaper lately, you’ve probably noticed headlines about viral infections such as the flu, West Nile virus, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). According to Health Canada statistics, influenza alone kills more than 8,000 people each year in Canada, while AIDS accounts for at least 600 deaths. Not surprisingly, people are terrified and feel they must resort to potentially toxic drugs and unproven vaccines. Fortunately, natural medicine can offer us protection against viral invaders. Since there are as...

Myers Cocktail - Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

May 25, 2012
Intravenous nutrient therapy: the "Myers' cocktail" Abstract Building on the work of the late John Myers, MD, the author has used an intravenous vitamin-and-mineral formula for the treatment of a wide range of clinical conditions. The modified "Myers' cocktail," which consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C, has been found to be effective against acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, cardiovascular disease, and other disorders. This paper presents a rationale for the therapeutic use of intravenous nutrients, reviews the relevant published clinical...

Live Cell Microscopy Explained

May 25, 2012
LIVECELL MICROSCOPY - WINDOW TO A HIDDEN WORLD Livecell microscopy is not a diagnostic procedure for any specific disease. It is best used as a screening test to help determine the optimal diet and natural therapies for a given individual with chronic illness, especially of the immune system. Analysis of the blood by the microscope is as old as the practice of medicine itself. The main advantage of blood microscopy is that many nutritional imbalances can be detected before standard chemical blood tests show any abnormalities. Health problems can then be prevented by early nutritional intervention. Livecell blood analysis is...

Reversing Hemorrhoids Naturally

May 23, 2012
REVERSING HEMORRHOIDS NATURALLY Dr. Zoltan Rona MD MSc Hemorrhoids (piles) are distended or ruptured veins located within (internal) or just outside the anus (external). At least half the North American population suffers from the problem at least once during their lifetime. They are similar to varicose veins found on the legs and can be just as painful, itchy and unsightly. Hemorrhoids are caused by anything that increases pressure in the pelvic veins for prolonged periods of time. The commonest cause of hemorrhoids is constipation. Dr. Dennis Burkitt and many other experts have noted the inverse relationship between the frequency and...

Preventing and Treating Bladder Infections Naturally

May 23, 2012
Preventing and Treating Bladder Infections Naturally ZOLTAN P. RONA, M.D., M.Sc.  It is a very fortunate woman who has never experienced the anguish of a bladder infection. Up to 20% of all women in North America suffer from at least one episode each year of this condition that is referred to by doctors as “cystitis” or “UTI” (Urinary Tract Infection).Nearly 40% of all women who have never had a bladder infection will eventually get one within the next decade. The bacteria most often associated with the condition migrates from the colon and is called E. coli. Other less common invading...

Optimizing Knee Health

April 15, 2012
OPTIMIZING KNEE HEALTH By Dr. Zoltan P. Rona Dr. Zoltan P. Rona practices Complementary Medicine in Toronto and is the medical editor of “The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing.” He has also published several Canadian best selling books including “Return to The Joy of Health”. Over 5 million people in Canada and the U.S. seek medical attention each year for a knee problem. That’s according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a group of specialists who often perform a variety of surgical procedures on knees or prescribe strong painkillers with unwanted side effects like stomach ulcers. Osteoarthritis, ligament tears and...