Medicines Overview

Coenzyme-Q10

One of the therapeutic “rules” I try to follow is to not use isolated “nutrients” in lieu of complex foods, herbs, and animal organ preparations. The major exception I make to this rule is Coenzyme Q10 because, as you can see from the abstracts I have posted online, both the research evidence and my personal experience has taught me that CoQ10 is a valuable and safe medicine in a variety of situations.  Read more...

Boswellia

There are many plants in history that have been revered for their medicinal value, others whose renown has been due to their religious or spiritual value. Boswellia serrata is one of the rare plants that “lives” in both of these worlds.  Read more...

Bee Venom

Bee venom therapy is a specific treatment that I use for patients with arthritis. Although use of bee stings to treat osteoarthritis may raise eyebrows, it is in fact a therapy that was widely used in folk medicine. Peasants throughout the world have used the practice of placing honey bees on their sore joints and muscles to treat their arthritis and pain.  Read more...

Digitalis

Digitalis, otherwise known as foxglove, is one of the most famous medicinal plants in human history. In the late 1700s it was identified as a medicine for what was then called dropsy, and which is now referred to as congestive heart failure. It was a medicine that allegedly made the heart glad. In the next two centuries, it became one of the most widely used plants for all manner of heart illnesses. The beautiful foxglove healed the failing heart; it resolved hearts that were beating too fast or too irregularly. Its effects were rapid, and in those with failing or irregular hearts, the effects were almost miraculous.  Read more...

IV Vitamin C

We are happy to announce that we are all set to offer intravenous Vitamin C at our office here in San Francisco, according to the Kansas University protocol, to our patients.  As many of you probably already know, vitamin C has a fairly long and controversial history as a medicine for cancer, heart disease, infectious disease, adrenal gland issues, and many other health problems.  Read more...

Iscador

I often treat cancer with Iscador, an alternative and nontoxic therapy made from a lacto-fermented extract of mistletoe ( Viscum album L.) This treatment is one of the most extensively studied complementary medical therapies, particularly in Europe where it has been used as an adjunctive therapy for solid tumor cancers. Read more...

Naltrexone

How Low-Dose Naltrexone Can Make You Feel Better, Mentally and Physically.  Read more...

Strodival

I first encountered Strophanthus about 25 years ago from my primary teacher in medicine, a German physician by the name of Otto Wolff, MD. He was passionate about Strophanthus, even having gone so far as to make a few treks into the African jungles to observe the habits of this tremendous creeping vine firsthand. He observed the indigenous native tribesmen who dipped their arrows into a slurry made of an extract of the seeds of Strophanthus, which they used to temporarily paralyze their prey. The Strophanthus seeds were found to contain an oily substance with a chemical called oubain, which was found to be a potent cardiac inotrope, even stronger that digitalis.  Read more...

Turmeric

Imagine if the pharmaceutical industry came up with a new “drug” that helped your body clear toxins from the liver by increasing the bile flow; protected your DNA against mutations from such things as toxic chemicals and ionizing radiation; chelated (removed) heavy metals such as lead and aluminum from your body; stabilized the telomeres, the proteins that control aging; was shown to be an effective preventative agent against Alzheimer’s disease; was completely non-toxic as evidenced by hundreds if not thousands of years of use, and cost less than $10 per month to use. Imagine the gratitude people would feel from having access to such a wonderful medicine.  Read more...