a patient story

a patient story

Natural and Holistic Medicine continues to grow globally for one simple reason..it gets results. We have conversations with patients that have achieved success by using natural medicines and holistic practitioners presenting cases.


May 30, 2023 21 mins

A healthy 13 year old female gets a covid vaccine and develops thrombocytopenic purpura, a condition that affects blood platelets causing bruising and excessive bleeding. Naturopath Diana Mund successfully applies holistic principals to overcome a strange beginning to a serious health issue.

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Fatigue and exhaustion are a modern curse. In fact they represent main reason people visit their health care professionals. Without the proper care and support the symptoms escalate and manifest in different ways, both mentally and physically. These symptoms can not be treated by a tablet nor is there a special 'fatigue' test ( well, maybe iron levels). To properly manage fatigue and exhaustion requires an evaluation of y...

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May 9, 2023 33 mins

Mounting evidence is connecting oral hygiene with chronic disease. Holistic Dentist Ron Ehrlich helps us to understand this relationship which includes a fascinating turnaround in his patient with rheumatoid arthritis. 

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April 20, 2023 45 mins

Charlie Teo is a very well known Neurosurgeon with a reputation for tackling difficult cases. In this episode Charlie opens up about his professional career and navigating the medical system. He also discusses how a holistic approach  helped his patient with a Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma. These cancers usually offer a lifespan of 2-3 years post diagnoses.

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April 14, 2023 35 mins

Allergies are becoming increasingly common. For adults constant allergies can make life miserable. Parents caring for children with severe allergies live in constant fear. In practically all cases allergies interrupt the quality of life. By understanding diet, lifestyle and gut function a natural holistic approach will make an enormous difference with a liberating outcome. Sharon Selby and her client Lisa discuss how with structure...

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April 6, 2023 25 mins

Over their life-time many women will experience ovarian cysts. For some it's a barely noticeable transient discomfort. For others it presents as abdominal and/or back pain, changes to urination and bowel problems. Our patient had a very large cyst that required surgery which she was desperate to avoid. How did Naturopath Maria Harpas help the patient to reduce the cyst and avoid surgical intervention?

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March 21, 2023 35 mins

In a modern world the rate of chronic kidney disease continues to climb. The general medical approach is "wait and see" but that is not good enough. Adrian Harper describes how he avoided renal dialysis for decades with natural medicine and diet. Also how he later used diet and supplements to minimise the side effects of dialysis to improve his quality of life, A truly inspirational and very timely story.

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March 9, 2023 41 mins

Migraine headache affects over 1 in 4 Australians who will on average have 21 episodes a year. The impact on family, social life and productivity is obvious, yet the condition is not well understood and the level of relative research has to date been insufficient. This leaves sufferers of this brutally painful condition to navigate through a range of medications with variable outcomes. Tune into Naturopath Josie Carin and her clien...

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February 27, 2023 34 mins

Psychiatric Medicine is at a cross-road. Recent scientific journals report that most pharmaceutical drugs don't work for half of the population and that the serotonin (brain chemical) imbalance theory is questionable. Yet, the prescription rate of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs continues to increase because medicine has no other options and people need help. In this interview, Dr James Greenblatt an integrative Psychi...

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February 13, 2023 51 mins

Menopause strikes fear into the hearts of many women. Stories of enduring symptoms from friends and family together with decisions around drugs or perseverance also play on the mind. What if the message was different? What if menopause was an honoured time of reflection that empowered women and prepared them for the best part of their lives? This episode is an honest discussion with Naturopath Brenda Rogers and her client Karen abo...

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February 1, 2023 42 mins

Deep rooted negative thought patterns can become entrenched and  manifest in a wide range of physical and mental symptoms.  Filipa Bellette's frank honesty and journey of self discovery supports the notion that holistic medicine must consider the mind, body and spirit. 

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Desperate for a family but the numbers are not on the patients side: 45 years old, 36 rounds of IVF and 0 pregnancies. What did scientist and naturopathic fertility specialist Elizabeth Mucci discover that challenged and beat all odds? Sometimes the answers are hiding in plain sight.

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January 17, 2023 37 mins

Approximately 1 of every 6 couples experiences infertility. There are many contributing factors but in this story  Naturopath Tracy Gaibisso discusses how she helped her client through fibroids and endometriosis to pregnancy. Contact Tracy via her website : www.beyondhealth.com.au

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January 11, 2023 46 mins

Vashti D'Vyne is a strong person; a high achiever who always pushed herself.  After a series of misdiagnoses she  required emergency and life-saving bowel surgery. With the help of natural medicine and good nutrition her post operative recovery has been impressive.   To say she was shocked would be an understatement but Vashti took the opportunity  to understand herself better and reassess what was important. 

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Itchy skin (pruritis) accounts for 75% of visits to a practitioner for the over 65 age group. Yet, it's barely talked about and not well researched. Naturopath Geraldine Headley discusses how she got her patient Jane through this debilitating symptom.

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December 28, 2022 26 mins

As a young woman Siobhan Bradley desperately needed to find a solution. She was in debilitating pain and constantly fatigued. Her Naturopath helped Siobhan so much that the student is now a teacher helping others.

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December 20, 2022 22 mins

With significant cardiovascular, nervous and immune disease Johanna was not doing well. Her health improved when her Doctors and Naturopaths worked together in her best interest.

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December 12, 2022 31 mins

Without warning Kathy Mills was told that she had an inoperable brain tumour and given 6 months to live. Synergistically combining every tool  available she beat the odds. A remarkable woman. A remarkable outcome.

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December 5, 2022 35 mins

The surgeon told Anthony Minichiello (Mini) that the damage to his spine was so concerning that he should give up his playing career for fear of permanent and serious disability.   That's tough to hear for a brilliant professional sportsperson and so Mini found another way through specific  dietary change and supplementation.  At the age of 30 he rejoined his team and kept winning in many ways.

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November 27, 2022 33 mins

Buzz Usborne is highly intelligent and has  high confidence that medicine will find and treat the gut issues that have plagued him for years. Then his doctors tell him that there's not much more they can do. Buzz reluctantly seeks alternatives to find that natural medicine changed his life

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