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I am a GP working in Caboolture, Queensland. I have a special interest in natural hormone treatments, also known as Bio-identical hormones. The name derives from the fact these hormones are identical to the hormones we produce naturally.
I have been using these hormones for the last 20 years, and have treated nearly 4500 people with them.
I have a MB Bch,(Bachelor of Surgery and Medicine). I also have a Diploma in Obstetrics, obtained from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. As well I have a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, obtained at the Witwatersrand University, South Africa. I am a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of GP’s. Over my lifetime I have delivered over 1500 babies, an achievement I value highly. Some of those I delivered are now my patients.
Having studied diet, lifestyle, health and positive attitudes, I was frequently asked as to why I did not share this knowledge with others more widely. So with the encouragement of my wife, I would get up at 4 am to research and write “Live Well Over 100.” The first edition of 5000 sold out very quickly, so more study and earlier am starts led to the second edition, which was a lot bigger and more in-depth. The print run of 20,000 sold out fairly quickly as well. I was invited to speak at various health related conferences, something I really enjoyed, as I got to meet people from various parts of the world. I spoke in conferences in New Zealand, Singapore, Philippines, South Africa and Australia of course. Unfortunately, the book is now out of print, and is no longer current as it was written over 15 years ago.
While touring New Zealand and giving talks at various venues, I met Michail Borrisenko, who had a great interest in Colostrum, and the many health benefits thereof. Michail and I coauthored “Microbe Apocalypse- Man Vs Microbe'”. Michail Borrisenko, is chief scientist, Institute of Colostrum Research, New Zealand.
I wrote “The Medical Vitadiet”, which has sold over 25,000 copies to date. This deals with the benefits of the low-calorie diet to produce weight loss. At one stage I had 5 weight loss clinics in Queensland, with very successful results. Having decided to move on to other aspects of health, I sold the business, but allowed the new owners to continue to use the book I wrote as part of the program.
When living in Bargara, near Bundaberg, in the 70’s and 80’s with my family, I became concerned about the threat developers posed to the famous Mon Repos Turtle Rookery. A meeting was called by concerned locals, at which I found myself elected to a committee to fight the threat to Mon Repos. We ran a campaign mainly around environmental issues and won in a landslide. I did 2 terms on the local council and feel we made a difference to the local environment my family and friends lived in. I continued my general practice during this time, which kept me very busy. I am still keenly interested in politics, as the world we live in will be determined by the actions of our leaders, and we need to be ever vigilant to ensure our freedoms and good governments.
Why should women get artificial hormones that are not the same as the natural hormones women produce? It is obvious that the body will react and have side effects to hormones it does not recognize.
Why not use the natural hormone produced by the body? How can the limited dosages available from the synthetic HRT suit all women? You would not be satisfied with a choice of only 2 sizes when buying a pair of shoes. So how much more important is it to have hormones made to measure.
Some of the motivation for this web site is to present the medical evidence and research to reassure men and women about the science behind what I do and to refute some of the nonsense that is said about Natural (Bio-identical) HRT. The big pharmaceutical companies have a commercial interest in women using their products and not the natural form. To this end they spend vast sums in promoting their products to doctors, and give big grants to the various menopause associations. I ask people to keep an open mind and to look at the research available into using hormones.