“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in cause and prevention of disease”. Thomas Edison
True Medicine – Health, naturally!
For thousands of years, different cultures have turned to nature as a source of health care providing remedies for a myriad of ailments. The Greek physician, Hippocrates (460-377 BC) is quoted as saying: “Everyone has a doctor in him or her: we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.”
The concept of nature providing health care is the foundation True Medicine: using natural remedies to help your body heal itself. True Medicine integrates nature’s best, offering solutions for general malaise to relief of chronic pain.
True Medicine incorporates science and traditional medicines utilising a variety of remedies such as herbal tonics, homeopathic drops, nutritional supplements, diet and nutritional guidance.
Quality supplements and remedies
Over two decades of clinical practice has highlighted to me the vast difference between products manufactured overseas compared to those made in Australia by ethical manufacturers. I have observed many issues that concern me regarding the use of products purchased on line or through Multi-Level-Marketing organisations. In summary, the main problems can be separated into the following problem areas:
- Limited or no clinical response
- Adverse reactions from mild to severe
- Substitution, or limited, or no active ingredients and use of ‘fillers’
- Manufacturing, label claims, country of origin anomalies
Before discussing these items further, I would point out that I rarely use or recommend overseas products due to the above concerns, plus the fact that we have vastly superior manufacturing standards and products in Australia to almost anywhere you wish to consider. Most reactions and issues I have observed have largely come from patients purchasing products over the internet, or through suppliers, retailers or organisations, who for the greater part would mostly be unaware of the large variety of problems that exist, nor have the experience, expertise, or resources to ascertain what is legitimate or not.
Your health is important and only the best products will do.
Patients often send me testimonials of the results they have achieved. However, Australian law prevents us from sharing these with you.
Excerpts from the TGA Document:
The use of testimonials must also not contravene the other provisions of the Code. For example, a testimonial must not present the advertised good as ‘miraculous’ (paragraph 10(d)(iii)), even if there is robust scientific evidence to support excellent results from the use of the good.
Advertising must not be inconsistent with public health campaigns because to do so could undermine important current public health and safety messages.
For example, an advertisement for a cold and flu medicine must not undermine the most recent government respiratory health public messaging even if the advertising occurs outside of the cold and flu season.
An example of advertising that would be considered inconsistent with public health campaigns include advertising a therapeutic good that is claimed to be able to prevent and reverse the lung damage caused by smoking.