Health Concerns or Problems

Health Concerns or Problems

Phil Wade – Australia’s leading Natural and Traditional Compounding Pharmacist

We have listed here a number of the common complaints or health problems that we see in our practice. This list is by no means exhaustive. So, if you have a problem, but its not listed – don’t worry. Our practitioners have wide experience and may be able to help. Any products, dietary suggestions or regimes mentioned below can be obtained by asking us.
Evidence base.

I refer you to The Australian Health Survey of 2012-13-14, published in 2016. In part, this states that up to 90% of Australians may be deficient in one or more minerals or vitamins, and that specific diseases directly arise from these deficiencies. That is the precise reason why we have produced our MVM 78:12 powder, Phil’s Green Smoothi, Phil’s Supasmoothi plus, and Phil’s Oils.

All articles written below have sound evidence bases – be it core knowledge from accredited texts, from case studies or clinical or laboratory studies that have been reported in peer-review journals. Or from our own experience.

I’m in constant Pain.
I can’t become pregnant.
I can’t lose weight.
I have severe PMS.
I have irritable bowel.
I have wheezes all the time.
I have Rhinitis.
I have Sinusitis.
Sinusitis is my bugbear.
Itchy, red, scaly skin.
I’m approaching Menopause.
I have had the bad news.
I have painful and swollen joints.
Itchy, red skin.
Itchy, red skin of
Pimple or reddened skin, sometimes with scars.
Weak bones that may fracture easily.

Are you just plain curious as to how your body works?

Have you ever wondered if there might be an answer to your chronic illness?You know – a reason why you have diseases such as a feeling of chronic fatigue, constant pain, type II blood sugar health challenges, hypoglycaemia red, itchy skin, acne, red, scaly skin, painful joints, chronic back pain, footballer’s or runner’s knees, porous bone conditions, swollen and painful joints, and even feeling “down”? And why you haven’t been told about a connection with a common cause? Well, there most probably may be. A reason, I mean. And we call this reason the underlying cause(s).

Let me explain. You see… Over the years, we have observed that there may be a direct correlation between incompatible food choices, undernutrition and a host of chronic illnesses and even some auto-immune diseases. (The MIMS Disease Index states that very few Australians can escape disease caused by undernutrition at some time in their lives. Mims is the “bible” of doctors, nurses and pharmacists).

So, we make it our business to try and determine the underlying cause to your chronic illness and rectify it. Our approach to your seemingly complicated problem may reduce inflammation, enhance your immune system and allow you to return to complete health. Let me explain.

You see… we have developed over the years a simple yet powerful way to treat chronic illness that is a work of art and truly rewarding. One reason for our success is that we have a policy oftreating the individual and addressing the fundamentals of undernutrition**.. In other words, our primary driver is to identify, connect and correct the underlying causes, including possible food allergies, that could be leading to your ill health issue and not just treat you like a number. That’s because it has been our finding that two different people who might appear with a similar major symptom may have vastly different physical reasons why they feel the way they do.

**Goodwin KD et al 2006 (Camg);  Mortensen SA 2003 (Ubiq);  Sydow K et al 2003 (arg); Craig SA 2004 (Bet); Naruscewicz M et al 2002 (LPlant);

So, our motto is: “Treat the individual”, and “First, do no harm”. That means to you that enhancing your life situation is our primary concern. So, we need to achieve two major objectives together:

  • treat your immediate discomfort

and then

  • correct the underlying causes.

And we address your nutritional,mental/emotional and physical aspects as they can all lead to pain, fatigue and illness. Let me explain.

You see… your crook knee or aching joint or blood pressure or recurring illness or fatigue… are usually the tip of the iceberg. Underneath, you may have a food allergy, leaky gut, over-refined, over-preserved or over-stored foods in your life. Not to mention adrenal and mental exhaustion. Septic foci or calcification and other underlying causes may be treatable with Frequency Specific micro current.

The bottom line is that we believe that it is better to take small steps slowly on the journey to “wellness” and eventually get there in a sustainable way rather than to start off with massive regimes that are impossible to sustain and that may start off with you feeling good but eventually see you fall off the wagon, seeing your health decline to point where it all began 12 months before.

The most important result of our approach is that we wish to determine the underlying cause of a chronic complaint, once we have reduced the symptoms and have you feeling comfortable. Only then can we effectively treat the condition in a way that may help you to move from a state of disease to a state of Wellness.

While this approach may take time your current suffering may be alleviated by using both traditional and modern methods, using herbs, non-traditional concentrated plant extracts, homoeopathy, Bach flowers, massage therapy,counselling and frequency specific deep tissue therapy.

This often doesn’t happen quickly and easily. It takes time to sift through all the variables in a patient’s history and make up. However, experience has shown that a short cut approach that just treats the symptoms without understanding the causes will always fail after some period of time and the symptoms will spring back, often worse. But that’s not to say that we don’t treat your symptoms and make you feel comfortable. We do – and we do that first.

I can’t fall pregnant

Pregnancy is the end result of a healthy body’s absolute biological goal. That’s how nature developed all living things. That means that your reproductive system may respond to self-repair very well – provided your body’s nutritional reserves plus suitable foods and lack of environmental toxins can set the right tone for a healthy pregnancy . For this reason, infertility may mean that your general system is sick and your biological alarm bells are ringing all over the place, not just in your abdomen. So, a healthy reproductive system may be regained by addressing the fundamentals of wellness. Let me explain. . .

Female Infertility can be caused by anything from a simple infection or a blockage in the fallopian tubes caused by yeast or bacteria or other bothersome bugs, to cysts forming in the ovaries. They all sound pretty scary, right? Wrong. It is our belief that your self-healing (or auto-immune) system can be optimised to heal these issues if it has the right nutrient reserve and fewer toxic challenges. Further, there are forces at work in today’s polluted planet which actually irritate the ovaries and cause these cysts to form, rendering you infertile from two different areas. In fact, the same pollutants are also, according to Dr John Lees the noted American Infertility Researcher, the direct cause of the decline in male sperm production that has occurred over the last seven decades. So, we set out to work on your immune capability and reproductive health through health coaching, nutrition, herbs and homoeopathics.

How can you be sure that this might work for you?

Our system, that we commenced in the seventies, is mirrored by Foresight International in that successful pregnancies have been achieved in over 80% of cases of diagnosed medical infertility, according to their official website. Our methods stretch to innovations in combining natural substances and include such things RyeVital and Frequency Specific deep tissue micro current therapy.

Health of mother and baby

Our philosophy – and our long-haul experience and results – leads us to believe that not only might you produce healthy babies but also ensure that mother’s health is as good as it can be. Using our methods, babies are significantly heavier at birth, there are fewer complications with vaginal and even caesarean deliveries, mothers have plenty of breast milk and themselves experience great health and wellbeing.(Ref Foresight website; Int. Scientific Detoxification Congress, Sydney, 2014)

I want to improve my chances of a pregnancy in the IVF programme.

IVF pregnancies are still difficult to achieve. It is our belief that it is imperative for you to improve your own health and that of your reproductive system for a successful pregnancy.

Out of five ladies in their late 30s or early 40s who were booked into IVF and who came to us, we have so far had four first up pregnancies.

One lady even had healthy twins! All had APGAR scores of 9 (1) to 10 (4).

Now, I know it’s IVF and not a completely “natural” pregnancy and I know what you’re thinking. But before you accuse us of taking short-cuts, let me assure you that these ladies only “discovered” us long into their quest and long after they had already committed themselves to the process of IVF.

The point is that many IVF couples have multiple tries before they succeed with a pregnancy. In all four cases (our ONLY IVF-preparation cases) the four ALL fell pregnant on the first go. The fifth had already had nine attempts and didn’t report her outcome.

What is our process?

Well, we find it relatively simple. We adhere to a procedure that we have developed for normal fertility enhancement and modified it to suit the clients circumstances. Actually, that in itself is our “Normal” procedure even for difficult infertility cases -modifying a fundamental plan to suit special cases, I mean. To us, that’s the only way to get results. (see “introduction to Wellness)

That’s because, as we state so often, dietary surveys in Australia and the USA clearly show that the average mother-to-be is already suffering a deficiency of up to 30% of vital micronutrients on a daily basis.

Why? It’s all down to the quality of the food and water supply. Over-refinement of foods, scarcity of mineral-rich spring water in all major cities and towns compounded by exhausted farming soil in these countries and others are directly reflected in your own body’s composition and nutrient reserves.

And finally they impact on your energy levels.

A Nutritionist will be able to tell you what’s what in this department!

So, by using some fundamentals ofFunctional Medicine, we set out to change the internal cellular health of your body for the better.

A word of warning: While guessing a deficiency by taking a multivitamin is OK, remember that you will need to ensure that your diet is rich in at least the Top 100 Nutrients on a daily basis, usingtargeted nutrition to ensure perfect health. But astonishingly, these nutrients are all required by every cell in your body. To be brutally honest, you will need to supplement in a balanced way, with these in order to achieve saturation of your body’s nutrient reserves. Not only that, but also We have devised a special smoothie food supplement with the 78 known minerals and trace elements, 12 vitamins and many essential fresh plant extracts that actually help your cells to regulate self and therefore may allow self-healing of your ovaries, tubes and uterus and maypotentially become feretile. Frequency Specific, microcurrent treatment may be used to apply frequencies specific for ovaries, uterus and all other So, if you want to become healthy and stay that way, I would recommend our pregnancy and breastfeeding pack, as devised by collaboration with our former associate Janette Roberts (author of The Natural Way to Better Babies).

My psoriasis is destroying my social life

The Merck Manuals definition of psoriasis can be summarised by saying that Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease where your skin cells don’t slough off as they are meant to. It is often associated with inflammation elsewhere in the body which may also be caused by pockets of infection.

Well chosen Natural therapy often produces positive outcomes. That is because we treat the underlying causes as well as the actual symptoms and signs of scaly skin build-up.

In the case of psoriasis, the underlying causes in our clinical experience are usually quite varied and need a truly holistic approach. The symptoms may be well treated with a particular formula of Skin Treatment Cream combined with skin-friendly washes. We tend to favour cleansers. If you would like us to assist you in helping to improve your skin health, we will send you an information pack for no charge.

Ask about our assessment pack and our recommendation for improving skin health.

I’ve tried everything but can’t lose weight

Being fat is not funny, yet the joke’s on you. That joke is that you do what you’re told by the experts and yet you still get fat. Why? Simple. Those same experts have been telling you for years that carbohydrates don’t make you fat.

So, our stunningly effective clinical weight loss system is the way to go. All we need from you is a regular visit so that we can weigh and measure you and coach you on the ideal food plan. With this system – and only this system – you may achieve a golden state of forming new, healthy and rewarding habits that ensure that you can remain at your ideal weight indefinitely.


We can take all this one step further. Our NLP/hypnotherapy method carries with it a lifetime guarantee. That’s right. We can show you how to reach your ideal weight. And it is guaranteed!

Our other secret is that we are able to estimate your required calorie goals by using a proven technique, tell you what foods are compatible with your phenotype, see how your cellular health is progressing, your precise body composition and finally, your biometric age. Our other secret may be one of correct food balancing and compatible suggestions. We will reveal this tell you when we assess your requirements.

If you live far from us, we can still give you a lot of these parameters with a telephone or skype consult and our questionnaire system.

Thin Within

We offer for $495 the “Thin Within” program, including pharmacy supplies that is guaranteed* to reduce your weight substantially in 3 months, so that you can safely meet practically any goal. *Both guarantees subject to mutually agreed conditions.

Contact us to arrange a clinical weight loss program

I’m in pain every day

Pain has many sources and many causes. It may have been a fall many years ago, a bad lift, a motor vehicle accident, a sporting injury, a fracture, a form of arthritis or a gradually worsening pain from chronic fatigue or some weird viral infection. It may be recent or could be long term. It may have happened suddenly or could be a gradual onset of pain.

Our natural therapy methods may help, especially out frequency specific micro current technique. Our compounding Lab also has a surprising solution of substantial pain relief

Contact us to arrange a pain relief program

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I have Severe PMS

PMS is a vexatious issue. Our success with this debilitating condition addressing fundamental health issues as well as using specific herbal and homoeopathic medicines has been encouraging to say the least. It has been our finding that most symptoms of PMS can be at least dramatically improved using our methods.

It is this approach using Functional Medicine which may improve your health right across the board at the same time as possibly reducing the actual symptoms.

One of the key factors in PMS is inflammation and swellings (cysts) in your ovaries. This causes an imbalance of oestrogen to appear in your general system. According to John Lees, as the function of oestrogen is to make cells reproduce, then all the cells in your body that normally replace themselves regularly will do so more rapidly. According to standard texts, this process leads to inflammation and discomfort.

If that’s not bad enough, oestrogen also has the function of saving minerals from being excreted from the kidneys.

Using the functional medicine approach, our naturopath-nutritionist can address all of the factors contributing to the underlying issues which cause the discomfort and hope to reduce the symptoms as a result. Using our systematic approach may be the best way to effect an eventual wellness outcome with this type of uncomfortable complaint.

Contact us to arrange a consultation

My Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is killing me

P.I.D. is the cruellest of all female disorders. It involves total inflammation of the pelvic organs. It is agonising.

Thanks to recent breakthroughs in particular naturopathic treatments , this excruciating illness can be well treated. It is illegal for me to tell you of successful or otherwise specific case outcomes.

Contact us to arrange a P.I.D. consultation

I’m approaching Menopause

Menopause is not described in herbal books as it is not counted as a disease state by Naturopaths. Indeed, Mayan, Pacific Island and African tribal women do not experience any discomfort or symptoms of menopause. So why do our women?

The only difference really is the quality and balance of nutrition, water and food. And, according to the recent congress on Scientific Detoxification in Sydney, June, 2014, persistent organic pollutants (POPs). For example, many vital nutrients required for normal bodily activity are practically non-existent in our day to day lives.

That’s why we made our Green Smoothie food supplement.

We at the Lane Cove Wellness Centres carefully analyse your individual nutritional background and advise you on how to try to make up the difference.

Contact us to arrange a consultation

I have Cancer

It is illegal for a naturopath (herbalist, nutritionist or homoeopath) to treat cancer. It is however, both legal and desirable – not to mention humane – for qualified naturopaths to treat people who have cancer. And that’s what we do. Naturally, we work hand in hand with medical practitioners to ensure the best possible outcome. This has proven to be a very successful synergy.

So, just how can we help?

Firstly, we can relieve pain with a fully accredited, specific frequency, deep tissue technique.

Secondly, we can help to improve circulation, and ensure targeted nutrition can help your immune system.

Next, some herbs may encourage apoptosis. This means natural cell death. You see, if you can induce a cancer cell to die off as normal cells do, it is the same as employing a pharmaceutical agent to kill it – without the side effects. John Boik, a medical practitioner specialising in this area, in his book Cancer & Natural Medicine (Oregon Medical Press, 1995) goes into these areas and many others all of which are concerned with the natural inhibition of cancer one way or another. The book also stresses the benefits of some natural therapies on eliminating side-effects of radio and chemotherapy. Many other medical and non-medical health researchers have come up with similar findings over the past 20-30 years.

Next comes the question of bacterial infection in tumour sites that is a common, painful and distressing side effect of cancer sufferers. We can offer natural treatments to help reduce infection – whether they are surface infections, such as Karposi’s Sarcoma or internal tumours. For surface infections, we make our own Skin Treatment Cream, that also has application in acne and psoriasis.

New frequencies for pain mitigation can also improve the comfort level of patients, the number one breakthrough being an electronic pulse therapy as mentioned above, called Frequency Specific Deep Tissue Therapy.

Contact us to arrange a consultation to help with your immune system or pain

Asthma, Rhinitis, Eczema/Dermatitis

Complementary medicine has lots to offer in helping to treat the symptoms, the underlying causes and hopefully working towards a state of wellness with this condition.

Many issues of the lungs, including asthma, respond well to natural therapy. Naturally, your first objective is to have this condition properly controlled using medical help if necessary. Once it has been stabilised, herbal, homoeopathic and nutritional medicine are well placed to then build your health profile to aim for a wellness outcome.

Dermatitis / Reddened, itchy skin

This vexatious symptom can respond well to the approach we follow using complementary medicine. The important point to remember is that it is not your fault! You body acquires this condition because of changes that may usually be rectified. Check it out – you may well be surprised.


Treating the symptoms with herbal medicine is the easy part. We must emphasise again however that in order to reduce your tendency to contract this dis ease, it is important to reverse underlying causes that may “set you up” for a permanent recurrence of this issue, just like itchy skin complaints.

This approach may prevent the need for long-term use of antihistamines and steroidal pharmaceuticals like Beclomethasone with its associated damaging side-effects which medium to long term use can produce.

Contact us to arrange a Consultation

Sinusitis is my bugbear

Sinusitis is another chronic dis ease which can debilitate hapless sufferers for most of their lives. It is another case where complementary medical treatment options are desirable. In terms of helping to reduce the symptoms and also improve long term comfort, it is our belief that our regime is second to none. Whether it is our Sinus Tonic, RyeVital drops or our immune health support mixture plus a couple of other naturopath suggestions, we may help your condition.[/restrict]