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Female Health – STILL being assaulted and mutilated in a male dominated ‘HEALTH’ Industry


Perhaps this thread should be about just why modern medicine has specialised areas specifically for numerous ‘female’ health issues – and why we fall for the medicalisation of our bodies – namely our reproductive systems.

A few years back I was appalled to see yet another young woman being treated as a modern day hero today on the TV, for having a mastectomy because of some theory that our genes dictate whether we have cancer or not. Angelina Jolie – it’s not that your amazing acting skills or beauty are making people take note – it’s because you have been duped into thinking the whole cut/poison/burn mentality will offer you a longer life than your beautiful mum. As if removing one body part will stop cancer from developing somewhere else in the body – when the entire body is still as acidic and inflamed.

How did it come to this? How did it become okay to suffer mutilation of one part, just in case – rather than changing your diet to improve your overall heath? Billions of pink dollars every day for some elusive medical cancer cure. On it goes.

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The answers are so simple IF you think about them logically. Diet can change our health at a cellular level – even a stem cell level. Antioxidants can physically change DNA from mutation to healthy structure. Supplements can heal as sure as deficiency can kill. But no, have it cut away and go on believing it will be enough – I have lost count of the number of people who have had surgery only to succumb to the original disease. Yet they will happily accept that the doctor did all he/she could – ‘at least I was able to avoid cancer of that area – it could have been worse.’

It’s no surprise or miracle that an experienced natural health professional is able to deal with the WHOLE female regardless of how she presents. No need to make her feel that she needs to be mutilated or drugged to feel normal. The fact that teenage girls now have gynaecologists of their own shows how far this con has reached. Mothers and Grandmothers no longer have the wisdom or even sound knowledge to teach their daughters well. Infertility is at an all-time high thanks to this mismanagement. Young girls are now being put into menopause to cope with the damage.

What EVERY mother should share with her daughters

Female health is as badly managed as mental health. Imagine if you will, that there is a river with many streams running off in different directions. The main body of water should be cleaned (detoxed), and maintained (pro active supplementation and therapies) so the tributaries can remain pristine and healthy. But in medicine, those tributaries are cut off, filled with some spray or effort which covers up the original issue. The main body of water then becomes stagnant and dies off thanks to mismanagement.


So too with medicine. No holistic approach, no nurturing, no caring. Just mask, cut, poison, burn and hope for the best. And rather than referring to someone who just may be expert in that field, they take the reins and blunder on. Feel free to print off the following information of the NUMBER ONE female health issue today – from experience, 8/10 women will need further help, many of them suffering serious issues which are then being mismanaged to a point of crisis.

By the time a ‘diagnosis’ is announced, you have forgotten about that unnecessary vaccine; the side effects of which include infertility, depression, cancer, and hormone disruption. Try suggesting that the chemicals in your personal care, furniture, household cleaning products or even your food could be responsible and see how quick you are sent off for psychiatric referral.

Toxic world – toxic health – and your doctor does not care?



Do you have œstrogen dominance?

What do obesity, depression, cancer, heart disease, stroke, candida, diabetes, ectopic pregnancy, IBS and thyroid disorder have in common? They are ALL linked to œstrogen dominance.

They are ALL linked to œstrogen dominance.

Do you take the birth control pill for any of the following (apart from the obvious of course) –

  • Acne,
  • painful periods,
  • heavy periods,
  • ovarian cysts,
  • PMT/PMS,
  • Irregular or absent periods,
  • polycystic ovaries,
  • fibrocystic breast disease,
  • endometriosis,
  • hormonal migraines,
  • allergies,
  • fatigue
  • mood swings?

Do you take HRT?

Did you know that both the pill and HRT are linked to the following – that’s right, scientists have proven this but doctors either do not care or have not heard –

  • Depression,
  • breast cancer,
  • ovarian cancer,
  • endometrial cancer,
  • cervical cancer,
  • skin cancer,
  • bone cancer,
  • lung cancer,
  • coronary artery disease,
  • candida, diabetes,
  • immune dysfunction,
  • liver toxicity,
  • stroke,
  • blood clots,
  • osteoporosis,
  • gum disease,
  • high blood pressure,
  • ectopic pregnancy,
  • inflammatory bowel disease,
  • ulcerative colitis,
  • Crohn’s disease
  • thyroid disorders

Both the birth control pill and HRT also cause nutrient deficiences that lead to, or aggravate, the following disorders –

  • nutrient deficiency of zinc, selenium, magnesium, tyrosine, B1, B2, B6, folic acid, B12, C, E & K – which in turn cause the following –
  • Nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • migraines,
  • breast soreness,
  • allergies,
  • weight increase,
  • libido issues,
  • depression,
  • hair loss,
  • facial hair
  • growth,
  • vaginitis,
  • DNA damage,
  • cholesterol,
  • elevated BP,
  • sugar metabolism
  • masculinising effects

And, did you also know that the following disorders are ALL AGGRAVATED by both the pill and HRT –

  • Epilepsy,
  • migraine,
  • asthma
  • heart disease

– and even once stopping, the damage is so extensive that symptoms may take years to go away. Now, if you go straight to a doctor who prescribes pills for these symptoms rather than even trying to undo what hormone disruption has done, you can be assured that within just a few years you will depend on these meds – and eventual side effects of them as well.

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If you have been prescribed (as an alarming number of women are) anti-depressants for any hormone-based issues (post-natal depression, mild depression, mood swings, etc) you need to be advised that suicide has had a 5 fold increase linked to patients taking anti-depressants, compared to those who manage it without drugs.

Did you know that in order to cash in on the increasing number of women with PMS, Eli Lilly not only manipulated the mental health arena (thanks to SVU etc) but is responsible for thousands of suicides and mass killings? Even worse, the government was warned about this almost a decade before it happened but refused to take action. When the patent on Prozac was close to expiring, Eli Lilly repackaged all their Prozac, painted each pill pink (subliminal advertising and reassurance) and renamed it Sarafem. Now, our govts have know about this so long they have no excuse. But wait, there’s more – Eli Lilly cooked up a new disease – actually just PMS and all its associated symptoms, but named it Pre Menstrual Dysphoric Syndrome. At first, the mental health system refused to take it on board, but once the TV Show SVU agreed to write it into their storyling, along with the all-knowing psyche George, bam – it then became a sickness. What was the treatment? Yup – Sarafem…

Warnings that everyone ignored

Now, if all of this is true (it is), why isn’t the public adequately warned? Why are these products not only still prescribed but also above and beyond natural alternatives? I’ve had the most gob-smacking lies told to my patients – even when alternatives succeeded where medicine failed.

Doctors are not innocent in this awful con job – it has become fashionable (at medical ‘pushing’) for doctors to trick women and young girls into chemical castration for their own convenience – in effect, it stops monthly cycles – and this treatment is actually carcinogenic. Eventually not only is libido destroyed but hormones are so disrupted that women begin to resemble males thanks to destruction of female hormones.

Finally, not only are HRT and the pill chemically identical (steroids, oestrogen and synthetic progestins), but are also present in our food. This is passed down generation to generation and through our food chain. The result of this poisoning equals many health issues – infertility, early onset puberty (the youngest one I have dealt with was 2 years old – that’s right – 2 years old, already menstruating) and cancer.

The good news is that with the right protocol this can be reversed. Actually, there are many effective treatments. In fact, there is not a single health issue on this planet that could make me even consider using or recommending either of the above.

This is the protocol that I advise to not only avoid but to care for these issues –

* Plant based health tonics – this powerful combination is THE go-to recommendation at my clinic – regardless of your health issue, most find it is exactly what has caused the imbalance in the first place. This trio includes fucoidan (anti inflammatory, healing, regenerating), ORAC tonic (rainbow of nutrients, superfoods, antioxidants, pre/probiotics/herbals), and colloidal minerals.

* Progesterone Cream – unlike regular synthetic or unrefined wild yam creams (of which I have trialled at different times with differing effects), the option is fast-acting and extremely effective.

Yes, this takes a little effort and money to set up (nothing compared to what it could cost) but once you feel the benefits, you will make sure you can follow this – it really is that good.

Order directly online from the comfort of your own home or become a member and buy wholesale at your convenience. I guarantee by the end of the month you will feel like a new person.

1. Superfood multi for balance

2. Anti inflammatory fucoidan

3. Minerals, fulvates, cellular foods.

4. Herbal hormone balancing

5. Strong hormone support (disregard label – it is suitable for all ages)

Don’t make the mistake of believing chopping out vital body parts will ever do what sound diet and sensible health protocols can do. Sadly it shows that even intellect, fame and wealth have little effect on your health!

 Should I get a mammogram?













As most of you know I only write if asked to – meaning someone is in trouble and needing honest answers. Thanks to internet manipulation when it comes to all things medical and pharmaceutical, one could be forgiven for thinking they have the facts when all they have is the spin and propaganda.

I have a few questions before we get to the nitty gritty –

  1. Doctors – WHY do you DO pap smears? I bet you cannot even answer this. Not without rushing off to read up to make sure you have a sound answer which will suitably baffle your reader or patient. The fact is, there is no sound reason, is there? How many cases of cervical cancer have any of your papping efforts detected? No, seriously. How many? On the flip side, try and remember how many false positives your papping efforts came back with. THERE we go – more, isn’t it? I really struggle with the knowledge that anyone who took the Oath can gladly force a sexually assualted female to go through such a procedure – where did you check your brains and heart out when you put on that white coat? Have you told your patients that the new HPV test is about to be rolled out, or that they can wait – or are you rushing through as many as you can? Did you know, or even care, that there are more effective, less invasive testing methods that your medical association is trying to cover up and ban? More below…
  2. Ladies – WHY do you HAVE pap smears? Again, I will bet you cannot answer. Chances are; if you are medically-trained you will rattle some obscure comment off about it being preventive medicine. It’s not! I cannot believe any woman would gladly lay in that position and have such obscene procedures done when it is not necessary. Even worse, force your daughters to do it! Have you been told by your doctor or well-meaning medical receptionist who diligently re-calls you every year, that the new HPV test is about to be rolled out, or that you can wait – or are they rushing you through while they can, ‘because you have to’?


I write this as a female, mother, former nurse and practitioner.

I hated being involved in such ‘procedures’ when I was a nurse and as a female I sure as hell am not going to take part in what I see as legalised sexual assault.

Too harsh? Let me explain why I feel this way (and thanks to my niece for reminding me to bring this up again, as it seems too many women are agreeing to this unnecessary insult to the female gender – after all, men can refuse a digital probe….)

Sadly the internet is swamped with guilting and arrogant advertising forcing women to have them. Few even know why. Ask any medical expert and they will say ‘because you have to’ – ask any woman and she will say ‘because you have to’ – few care there are more false positive results than real positives. Flimsy ‘stats’ are thrown around – do you know the real stats?

Mutilating women’s bodies as a ‘preventative’?

It’s a subject I have written about previously, but because it’s one of those blindly followed things I usually don’t say much. But the time has come. I believe they are useless and nothing more than control. Sounds harsh I know but that is how i see it. I have witnessed women so traumatised but it’s the only way the system knows how to deal with women.

Doctor’s true story about why she does not have pap smears

– this is a female doctor’s view – wait for the penny to drop!

– some of the responses here underscore why they are not necessary – a REALLY good read –

Hear from other women about why you do NOT need a pap smear

– most damaging of all, this one test can detect ANY cancer type – not remotely invasive! Really damning scientific evidence to prove that there no reason to ever have such a probe done, people are not even being told about the new HPV testing due to commence in a mere matter of months either.


– if this has been known at least since 2011 (MUCH longer by many of us if we are honest) by experts with irrefutable evidence (for those who demand the most intricate of scientific proof) I wonder –

a) how many women will be rushed through before the newer testing begins even though they could wait it out safely, and

b) bet the new test does NOT do away with needless HPV vaccines!



The most obscene truth in all of this, is the profit and problem situation with the REAL reason pap smears are promoted at every juncture. Do you know, or care, which pharmaceutical companies are involved? Or whether it’s a massive push to promote vaccines? It goes WAY deeper than you could imagine – and has little to do with your reproductive health.

The dirty truth behind pap smears

FYI – more info on non invasive testing that is not only far superior to anything else out there, but your government works hard to ban it. Towards the bottom of the link is more info on FAR imaging which is THE best choice for everyone.

How to test for cancer without invasion or assault

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The last and ONLY diet you’ll ever need.

Yes, that includes sports people and paleos. Many people ask ‘how’ to lose weight, or how to get alkaline. The truth is, if you are asking, it means you are keen to try ‘anything’ – sadly, not everyone is of the same mind and it’s usually the others who need it most.

As my colleague Neil Whyte says in his book, those who choose to drink alkaline water often need it the least. Those who could benefit the most wont even consider it. Today’s world does not make being alkaline easy or popular – but the truth is, your blood MUST be alkaline for life – and in order to do this, it must rob alkaline salts from surrounding tissues to keep us alive – and this causes illness as vital organs and tissue begin to break down with acidity. The real truth is that we ALL need to be alkaline – if we are drastically less than 7.4 we will have compromised health.


There are simple steps to ensure we get alkaline and stay that way. It is by no means easy to do, and there is no one single measure that will do it for us, but unless geographically you are unable to access even the basics, you too can get alkaline, treat chronic health issues and avoid acute ones. You can even join the growing band who do not respond to the myriad contagions in our air and water. I am not joking when I say we can be exposed to colds, flu, gastro, etc and have no fear of ‘catching’ (in reality, being acidic/unhealthy enough to have a weak immune system).

The following are examples for Australia but you can do a little Googling to find someone who can ship them to your area. It is not expensive to be alkaline, not if you do a little homework to find the most effective gadgets – yes, it can cost a lot but it does not have to.



I don’t believe in dieting to lose weight – weightloss should only ever be a happy side effect of healthy living. The food list will be discussed closer to the end of this info leaflet, along with an eating plan which you not only will learn from but gradually be able to use and adjust to suit your lifestyle and preferences. The eating plan at the end of this thread will ensure not just weight loss but sickness loss.



I have a distinct dislike of most of the nutraceutical brands who advertise heavily on TV. At first glance you may say “Yay, it’s finally legal for naturopathy to advertise.” Nothing could be further from the truth. You may even say they must be the best brands – even further from the truth. I have my favourite brands but that does not mean I support every product even these companies make. I can guarantee, if everyone reading this had a bioresonance test to determine their deficiencies, not one person would report 100% balance.

For many reasons, the main being we get our food from the ground and our soil and groundwater/tapwater is tainted/deficient. I like superfood/herbal tonics. If you just can’t stomach the food types or volumes, make sure you get some green blend tablets such as this one and this one.

And contrary to what our ‘nutritionists’ say, we NEED oils – good oils, not those high-heat rubbishy oils in plastic bottles – it must be cold pressed and there are MANY good oils – as Dean from Safe Soda says, Oils aint Oils… 90% of oils on supermarket shelves should be banned – they are complete rubbish depending on the ignorant masses who like to fry everything to death. Do not make the mistake of putting a cold pressed essential fatty acid oil into the same dirty basket as lard or dairy fat.


I’d comfortably say most people I know don’t like water. How sad. Water is THE most important factor of life. You can survive without food, but not without water. And much of the world’s water is so tainted it’s toxic. That doesn’t mean (as I hear many say) that you have to boil or distill it to death – filtering, ozonating, alkalizing, ionising – these are what makes good water. And with a good mineral quota, by taking in a good volume of water daily, you are doing more for your health than you know. Now, please don’t go and ruin it by making coffee, regular tea, cordial etc – or think by drinking a huge volume of beer or fizzy drinks that you are doing something beneficial. You’re not. Make sure that you occasionally add Himalayan or Celtic salt – these are full of electrolytes – in fact you can make your own electrolyte or sports drink by dissolving the crystals in purified water with a little lemon juice added. Remember, for every ‘other’ drink you have, you will need another glass of water to undo any effects. Unless you are just adding fresh lemon juice, herbs or good salt.


There are many gadgets that ensure good health – and most kitchens don’t have a single one of them. The stove is the most important appliance in most kitchens – second to the kettle and toaster – and sadly, not one of these things contributes to truly good health. The humble fridge is next in line but is usually so overstocked with rubbish that there is no room for fresh, healthy food and drink that it joins the others to form a toxic team that is pulling our health collectively into the grave. If you want the Rolls Royce appliances and gadgets, you can pay big money and in a perfect world, we would each have them. But the good news here is that there are economical equivalents that are readily available. Buy them one by one to make your kitchen a place of health, rather than a place of unhealthy indulgence. A strong blender – even a cheapie bullet gadget will do more for your health than just about anything. A good juicer – one that really smashes the cell walls of the plants, and keeps in a ton of the fibre, is the next. A spiraliser to make raw pasta and curly treats for even fussy kids is another. A dehydrator will allow you to make amazing rawfood snacks that most people wouldn’t even believe is healthy. A steamer – even a steaming basket in a saucepan will allow you to lightly cook anything.

pH TESTING PEN or strips

The ones I buy in bulk are the same ones sold in swimming pool shops for around $100 but you can get them cheaply enough to be able to sell them for around $20. You can buy test strips instead and are cheap, eBay sells these for a few dollars a pack. Your pH must be around 7.4 (optimum) and initially you’ll need to test your urine a few times a day. Eventually you’ll only need to test it once a week or so as you can ‘feel’ your pH.


Let’s face it, most bottled waters are rubbish and if they weren’t when they went into the bottle (some purine glacier in the mountains of untouched territory), they will be. Anything stored in regular plastic has the capacity to trigger many types of cancer – phthalates are shocking and take little time to form, while BPA in plastic is a known carcinogen, especially in heated temps. Tap water, contrary to what we are told, is atrocious. I once had some tested – 82 abnormalities were detected – chemicals, parasites, chlorine bleach, ammonia, fluoride (Hitler’s last hoorah – a waste product from nuclear weaponry), pathogens. And boiling it will only concentrate the contents. Bore water is the same – in fact, it has the added bonus of being tainted with all forms of waste in the soil – dumping of chemicals and various unwanted waste all leeches into groundwater (ever wonder about that smell?) A simple water filter (preferably non PCB/BPA) will suffice in removing 99% of the waste you don’t want in your water. Tupperware makes a safe one (not all) – when you go to your stores, just ask or read labels carefully to ensure you get an affordable, safe filter. Buy here


Some expensive machines filter, ozonate, ionise and alkalise. And they cost more than the average household can afford. Instead, I use alkaline rods that are basically mineral salts sticks that last for 2 years. I buy mine from ebay in bulk and can sell them for around $10 each – but you can also buy them a little cheaper (or far more expensive) if you look. They basically sit in your water jug and alkalise your water. Like I said previously, contrary to what some people believe, drinking alkaline water is not the holy grail of getting alkaline but it is a part of – or should be – your perfect health regime.


Ozone generation should be part of every home – able to kill parasites, moulds, pathogens – while sanitising the area – this is a must if you are serious about your health. I use mine to clean the air and water, taking out what just shouldn’t be there. It is the final step in filtration and some of the more expensive water machines can cost from $100 to over $1000 for doing all necessary steps. These gadgets wont win any medals for beauty but when it comes to health, who cares? The uses are endless and considering the average human being is made up of trillions of bacteria and various pathogens, we have to carry at least millions of unwanted ones – especially if we have poor immunity or chronic illness. Mould and fungi are linked to everything from skin disorders to chronic fatigue – even MS and cancer. There are other simple gadgets to use when there is a known mould disorder, such as simple argon zappers – and while they can cost thousands you can also get a home made version for around $40 – so worth it (please ask if you are looking for one of these – I know a great supplier).


While this little beauty wont necessarily make you alkaline, it is a valuable tool in helping you enjoy your water. There is something seriously refreshing about sparkling water. Once your water is filtered, clean and alkalised, you put it through the soda stream – if you thought you didn’t like water before, you will now. Some may like to add fruit or spices but please, never add the syrups or cordial. Soda water makes the most unreal punch and summer drinks. I have owned 3 and all have been brought from garage sales, in perfect order. The latest model in our house is a new one and even though it looks great, it is no different really to the cheaper ones I managed to pick up. Replacement bottles mean you can make about 2 litres for less than 50c. Not bad…


AKA bicarb, baking soda, bicarbonate of soda, sodi bic. This is THE alkaline salt of choice that we all should take above and beyond all supplements. While it will never remove illness if it is the only step taken in the hope of getting healthy, it is a vital step in BEING and STAYING healthy. All you have to do is google ‘baking soda protocol’ to see how many people with chronic, even terminal health disorders have managed to cure themselves. The ONLY reason it is not flying off the shelves as a cure all is because drug companies cannot patent or make a trillion from it. Instead, they educate doctors to say it is a toxic poison. Funny that.

Feel out of sorts? Take some bicarb. Tummy upset? Don’t rush out for gaviscon, take some bicarb. Feel a cold coming on? Yes, take some bicarb. Get alkaline and the truth is, it’s impossible to just get sick or ‘catch’ an illness.


Every home should have a blender. In seconds you can make icecream, sorbet, gelato, milks, puddings, cream, soup, smoothies, mayonnaise, dressings, slushies – all healthy, all dairy-sugar-wheat-additive free. So simple. I have so many recipes now but there are more out there – Shelley Redford-Young, Sunny Raw Kitchen, Russell James, Green Smoothie Girl, etc. My blender is used for just about every meal. As a result, we NEVER buy mayonnaise or dressings, sauces, cream, icecream, gelato, sorbet, milkshakes, hommus or dips – imagine just the financial savings. But more than that, you can ensure the tastiest meals and treats that only take seconds to whip up. Being alkaline and healthy will never mean you have a bland diet. A breakfast smoothie of avocado, banana, orange, frozen berries, celery, carrot, beetroot, ginger, maca powder, soaked almonds and spinach will give you more nutrients than most people will take all day in a western ‘balanced’ diet. You can superboost it and add acai, supergreen powders, flax oil, hemp seeds, chia seeds, etc. No one will know. And while we’d all like a Vitamix, who has $1000 to throw around? More on healthy and amazing recipes in the CHAPS health/weightloss diet, to follow.

I made do for years, with a heavy motor Breville and a cheaper magic bullet – you can buy the equivalent for about $25 in Kmart… I managed to find a pay as you go system for a Vitamix and as handy as it is to make raw soups and nut milks, I can honestly say I was just as happy with my cheapie bullet… Only difference is that you can leave it on for longer – usually. I also can’t say I am too impressed with the Ninja or any of the so-called ‘nutrition extractors’ out there – a rose by any other name…


Anyone wonder why Boost Juice is always surrounded by dozens of keen customers? What is usually seen as an expensive treat when you are out, can be done at home for a fraction of the price. It’s been estimated, that with the low quality of fruits and vegetables today, we’d need to eat 4kgs just to get what we NEED to be healthy. I don’t know many who can do that and besides, the fibre present would be massive. Instead, why not concentrate it and put it through a juicer.

Suddenly, 1kg of raw food becomes a glass of nutrient concentrate that tastes magic. Think of it as a multi vitamin in a glass, rather than something people do to look good when out… And if you grow your own herbs and vegetables – all those leaves and stalks that usually get thrown away can first become a nutrient shot, then the waste given to the chooks or thrown into the compost.


I can put 4 or 5 kgs into my dehydrator and in a day or so you have jars of fruit leather (banana, strawberries, pears, mango) that tastes nothing like the rank commercial stuff – a container of ‘facon’ which is made from marinated eggplant and liquid smoke – a jar of sundried tomatoes and capsicum, ‘raw’ biscuits that make even the fussiest eaters knock them off in minutes – a jar of dried apple and banana, sweet potato chips. It is a little time consuming but once you get the hang of it you wont believe what you can make – cheesecakes, pizza bases, cakes, pies, slices – and more – reducing your shopping bill while increasing variety.

And because nothing is technically cooked, you are getting the benefit of 100% raw food. Considering anything from 50 – 100% of nutrients can be cooked out by regular means, dehydrating is one of the best ways to ensure increased nutrient intake.

There is more – spiral ‘pasta’ and ‘curly fry’ makers, graters, slicers – the list is endless. But it is very easy to become alkaline – and healthy.


To be truly healthy, to be able to avoid illness and premature aging, from a cellular level, to reverse many genetic disorders and to ensure immunity from contagions – as well as maintaining the best weight for you, there is really only one way to go – alkaline. Including as much raw food as possible. Many ‘experts’ will deny this is all possible just by diet – they obviously haven’t tried it. Most people don’t realise that you are not just what you eat, but what you don’t eat. Every single day we bombard our bodies with foods we just cannot break down, so not only does every cell react badly in different ways, but by avoiding whole, super foods, we are not nourishing our bodies. A medically trained nutritionist will tell you that if your body doesn’t need it, it will just pass through , and if you have no appetite, that is fine because your body will cope. None of this is true – you may survive but you wont thrive.

The whole purpose of food is to nourish our bodies, but what are we doing? Filling ourselves with useless, nutrient deficient ‘foods’ and wondering why, generation after generation the human race is getting sicker and sicker weaker and weaker.  The good news is that we can change it. But the word change is vital – no magic pill, that idea is a science fiction lie. It takes effort and dedication. And yes, you survive , but who wants to be barely living, just for the sake of enjoying one or two minutes of food, when doing it the right way can allow you to really live, free of pain and inflammation?

Rather than the myriad utensils and appliances our kitchens are filled with, we need to change that entire way of thinking. On this diet you will rarely use your oven, frypan, toaster, mixmaster or kettle – and definitely not your coffee machine. nstead, you’ll have a water filter, soda stream, alkaline stick, steamer, a dehydrator and a blender. And you’ll use them all the time. And instead of sugar, flour, salt, meat, milk, cheese, white rice and pasta, you’ll have frozen berries, tons of raw greens, nuts, alkaline fruits, superfoods and sea salt. The funny thing is, the food actually tastes heaps better. And you’ll wonder how you ever ate any other way.

This is not to say you can never have any of the old stuff ever again – you can, but just on occasion. In fact, so long as you balance 80% alkaline to 20% ‘regular’ food, you will thrive and you will see your life change before your eyes.

Acids are present in every painful or inflammatory reaction in the body. Our body needs certain acids but foods that make up the staple of our diets – sugars, processed foods, bread, pastry, biscuits and stimulants, all cause severe chemical reactions in the body – dumping acidic and toxic waste into cells and in turn affecting joints, organ function, blood balance – even nervous system processes.  We all need to eat food that is alkaline, but especially so for chronically unwell people, to bring our bodies back to a decent, pain free and sickness free pH balance. Note, that medicines, drugs, even moods can cause acidic reactions in the body. This news is not new but has not been taken in by mainstream medicine. Dr Hay proved in the 1930s that sickness and pain virtually disappear if the right food is first eliminated and then the body is detoxed, followed by alkaline and neutral foods.

Of course, most people find it easier to live on drugs or suffer than give up the foods and drinks that they love. Why, I do not know – I would rather abundant health any day than relying on medicine to keep me alive (of sorts, anyway). This diet is safe and healthy for every human being and most animals. Nutrients are actually absorbed, as opposed to regular diets where food lies stagnant and fermenting in the gut and bowel and is eliminated without much being used at all.  A few things need to be considered but the benefits are endless. Firstly, a very real detox needs to be undertaken – including either coffee enemas (to kick the liver into purging and throwing out unnecessary waste and chemicals) or colonic irrigation (professionally done). Then we need to incorporate a lot of raw food into the diet – by way of eating or juicing (preferred option for most because of convenience) and predominantly green food (alkaline).

Below is a basic chart but there are many extra medicines, tonics and treatments that can help. My favourite scientific website to support this is – miracle – Dr Young has decades of experience with countless cases – far superior results to any single practitioner I have ever read of or witnessed. The funniest and most interesting thing about his detractors, is the fact that every single one of them is someone who has been unable to follow the plan completely – and of course medical doctors who as usual seem to have an ego about it all – thankfully more and more practitioners of all persuasions are starting to learn about it all and follow the easy plan – the work has all been done for them.

Lots of pure water needs to be drunk every day. Breakfast, as we know it, has to be eliminated – after a week or so it is very easy. Get a serious strong blender – it can be anything from a magic bullet to a vitamix. Breville sell a high watt version for about a tenth of the price (1200watt motor). Recipes in the link below.


If you are serious, follow the eating plan – order here – vegan, alkaline, gluten free, low allergy, and much more. It not only burns fat but acidity, inflammation and chronic health issues.


It contains grocery list, recipes, health tips and will set you up for life. If you need to lose additional weight there are also highly recommended natural supplements that will assist – please send your requests and intentions and it will be personalised. If you would prefer a health assessment, please send your request and details will be forwarded.

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Should this one item be banned from the shelves? Should it be illegal to stock it? Should those peddling it be liable for the damage and trauma caused every single day?


Is your health affected by this one seemingly innocuous OTC medication? Are you one of the people who should NEVER take it? Why is this medicine, which is advised professionally to NEVER give to infants, now peddled as a safe infant medicine?

In the 1960s approval and use of Ibuprofen began its slow burn, crawling into the popularity of western ‘health care’. In 1983 it blasted onto the international scene in the hangover period of other side effect laden analgesics becoming more and more discredited. By 2006 Australian experts were calling for it to be taken off shelves with pharmacists claiming 1 in 5 Australians are permanently and disastrously affected by side effects – rather than recognised as side effects they are now being diagnosed as stand alone aging disorders.

Nurofen products pulled for misleading pain claims

In 2016, most westerners suffer disorders courtesy of OTC pharmaceutical side effects. Rebranding campaign under different names has resulted in increased popularity while paracetamol, aspirin and codeine have each been targeted in campaigns to discredit; in reality, Ibuprofen has far worse immediate and long term effects.


Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is believed to work by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Yet no one is concerned that those same hormones are now out of balance, causing permanent, long term effects on every aspect of health.


Pharma and medical websites, not to mention medical literature, contain urgent warnings on how to use and how not to use Ibuprofen. Did you know….

  • Ibuprofen can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease. Even people without heart disease or risk factors could have a stroke or heart attack while taking this medicine.
  • Do not use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
  • Ibuprofen may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are using ibuprofen, especially in older adults.
  • You should not use ibuprofen if you are allergic to it, or if you have ever had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin or an NSAID.


  • NEVER  use it if you have heart disease.
  • NEVER use it if you are having or have had heart surgery
  • USE AT YOUR OWN RISK – intestinal bleeding, which can cause death, can come on suddenly and without warning.


Doctors are told to do a thorough examination of ALL patients prior to the use of Ibuprofen, with particular concern of patients with the following –

  • heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or if you smoke;
  • a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
  • a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding;
  • asthma;
  • liver or kidney disease;
  • fluid retention; or
  • a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, or lupus.

Taking ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby.


It is unknown whether ibuprofen passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor’s advice if you are breast-feeding.

Do not give ibuprofen to a child younger than 2 years old without the advice of a doctor.


The use of Ibuprofen could be life threatening if you suffer from the following –

  • Heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes
  • Smokers
  • Stomach ulcers or abdominal bleeding
  • Asthma
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Fluid retention
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • If you are pregnant
  • If you are nursing
  • NEVER administer to an infant after vaccinations. They can increase the side effects and if given after the Chicken Pox or MMR vaccines, the adverse effects to existing symptoms can be life threatening and disfiguring.


The use of Ibuprofen must be done under strict guidelines –

  • Do not exceed recommended dose
  • Do not use long term
  • Overdose can damage stomach and intestines
  • Take only with milk or food to lessen stomach/digestive irritation
  • If using long term or repeatedly you will need medical tests
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while using Ibuprofen as it increases stomach bleeding
  • NEVER take Ibuprofen with Aspirin


  • You show signs of allergy – sneezing, runny/stuffy nose, wheezing, hives, swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat
  • You develop signs of heart attack/stroke – left sided chest pain spreading to your jaw, numbness/weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, shortness of breath
  • Changes in your vision
  • shortness of breath (even with mild exertion)
  • swelling or rapid weight gain
  • the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild
  • signs of stomach bleeding – bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • liver problems – nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, flu-like symptoms, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • kidney problems – little or no urinating, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath
  • low red blood cells (anemia) – pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating
  • severe skin reaction – fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.


But how many are you aware of that you could be causing these symptoms simply by taking Ibuprofen? The above is not even a complete list of the known side effects of this drug which may well be THE most dangerous OTC medication long term in the world. Yet almost every single house has a packet laying around as if they are lollies.


Now we are getting somewhere. Ibuprofen is extremely dangerous to take alongside many other pharmaceutical medications. Life threatening even.

Ask your doctor before using ibuprofen if you take an antidepressant such as citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline (Zoloft), trazodone, or vilazodone. Taking these medicines together may cause you to bruise/bleed easily. (How many of you are being treated for this as a stand alone symptom?)

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use ibuprofen if you are also using any of the following drugs:

    • lithium;
    • methotrexate;
    • a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven);
    • heart or blood pressure medication, including a diuretic or “water pill”; or
    • steroid medicine (such as prednisone).
    • This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with ibuprofen, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

These read like an everyday rundown of what it now feels to be ‘normal’ in the Western world, in 2016. Most, if not all people suffer from the following and while many may believe this is okay, others are seeking professional help for these symptoms. How many are told of the real cause?

The list is too long for one article so YOU WILL FIND IT HERE

WARNING – The list includes such impressive things as diabetes, stroke, heart attack, meningitis, organ failure, cancer symptoms, loss of senses, anaemia, coma, ulcerations, tearing of bowel, hernia, blood clots, aggravation of existing symptoms, pneumonia, asthma, liver disease, kidney failure, hepatitis, cataracts, lupus, adrenal fatigue, man boobs, death.

Is it any wonder at least one pharmacist has tried to have it taken off shelves? As long ago as 2006, an Australian pharmacist made an attempt to have Ibuprofen banned. Why is it still available – OTC?

More recently, Ibuprofen products with fake claims were removed from the shelves. That did not last very long. Our health care decision makers do not have our best interests at heart – after all, how long until all the symptoms now requiring expensive medication and treatments declined?

*ALL images are linked to the use of Ibuprofen.

  • References

    1. “Product Information. Motrin (ibuprofen).” Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.

    2. Cerner Multum, Inc. “Australian Product Information.” O 0

    3. “Product Information. Caldolor (ibuprofen).” Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc, Nashville, TN.

    4. Cerner Multum, Inc. “UK Summary of Product Characteristics.” O 0

    5. “Product Information. NeoProfen (ibuprofen).” Ovation Pharmaceuticals Inc, Deerfield, IL.

    6. “Product Information. Ibuprofen (ibuprofen).” Par Pharmaceutical Inc, Spring Valley, NY.

    7. Drugs.com

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Healthy kids do NOT come from vaccinations, formula and the ‘health’ clinic…


Why is the pharmacy the first place concerned parents head to as soon as the new baby makes tentative steps to normal development? Why has the responsibility of parenthood been handed over so freely?

I went into a pharmacy recently and as usual, I left with more than a tinge of frustration and sadness after listening to the discussions going on. Sorry, I can’t help it – part of doing consults and working in health shops over the years.

Today, the first woman I heard was loudly proclaiming for all to hear (until everyone walked away) how she HAS to take such-and-such because ‘My specialist says I HAVE to take it or die.’ And sadly, even though the pharmacist in this case was actually trying to talk her out of it, she forcefully demanded both the drug option and the recommended alternative suggestion – and STILL asked if she could have a third option.

She looked unhealthy, she sounded unhealthy – yet if I were to suggest a dietary and lifestyle change she would not listen. I’ve seen it way too many times to count.


As I walked past her, I saw a desperate mother pleading for help. Her baby looked positively healthy, well dressed and the mum looked to be in what most would consider good health. She just wasn’t coping with the recent side effects of teething. I don’t doubt it.

The last time I suggested the remedies that helped me raise 4 babies and countless patients without the need for drugs to a child health nurse, she mumbled about my suggestions having the ability to kill babies all over the world. I guess I should have argued a little better and demanded that she provide proof of this ridiculous comment (considering she is pro vaccination) but some days you just walk away…


Anyway, back to today’s event. The pharmacy assistance actually suggested a teething necklace which tribes the world over have been using for centuries – cold, hard resin ‘stones’ that actually release antiinflammatory compounds through dermal contact – make a good teething chew as well. Of course the string needs to be of a high calibre (hemp rope or similar) but these things are kind to gums and protect the furniture from the jaws of a pink-cheeked, angry little creature.


The poor new mum as I said, was desperate and she proclaimed that she would take out a loan to pay for a good night’s sleep. Why? When the answer is so simple. I was pleased to see she bought a herbal cough medicine for herself and a homœopathic prep for her baby – but nothing for the teething.

I managed to get through each of my own babies without a hint of teething. It was easy. Seriously. Thankfully, I’d already studied herbal medicine so was well acquainted with chamomile tea. And a German lady told me of the use of fennel for colic so together, they were magic.

I am not joking. Make it by adding a teabag or heaped teaspoon of herb into 3 cups of hot water and steep for 10 minutes (by covering with a saucer if not using a teapot). If using loose herbs, strain well. Mix in a gentle sweetener such as a few drops of agave syrup or stevia and allow to cool. Never add sugar otherwise you are setting your baby up for a constant need for a sugar fix at a very young age.


Allow to cool and store in fridge. If your baby is bottle fed, getting him/her to take it will be a breeze. 20mls or so at a time and you wont know what hit you. It is that simple. Give each time you notice the pink cheeks, chewing on lip or usual gnawing on anything the precious little creature can get into his/her mouth. I once stayed with family and the baby was chewing through chair legs – in fact, anything he could get in his mouth. I made him up some tea and that was the end of it. He slept for hours, obviously making up for the countless nights he’d screamed and when he woke up, that was the last we saw of any teething issues at all.

If your baby is breastfed, you have two options. a) Drink the tea yourself, frequently and the relaxing/anti-inflammatory qualities will help you both or b) spoon-feed a few mls every few hours. As with the other guidelines, give only as needed.

Thankfully, I was doing my post grad around the time my first baby was born so I just kept studying as I needed to learn things. In fact, most of my discoveries came about out of pure necessity. Sadly, most other mothers around me insisted on saying I was ‘lucky’ my baby was so healthy and I didn’t need a doctor. I did – but had a great colleague who was always ready for second opinions. It’s just that I was able to find alternatives in everything I needed.

Just remember, if anyone tells you giving alternative medicine to your baby/child is dangerous, it’s purely because of their ignorance. I am still bombarded with comments such as “If that kills your child, you will be held responsible.” How sad – babies have been kept alive for thousands of years, free of the myriad man and drug-induced disease we now have, yet the safer and gentler and often more effective options are seen as something scary and to be avoided.


The fact is, if you want your kids to grow up healthy, you need to care for their health, not wait until you need to care for their sickness…


On a final, definitive note, how about setting up a dispensary at home? A safe one. IKEA sell metal lockable wall mounted medicine chests. Or you can use a high cupboard or even a chest or drawer out of reach. I manufacture homœopathic home medicine kits that deal with minor and major health issues, which allow people around the world to all but exclusively care for their family’s health safely and successfully. Aside from that there are myriad infant and child health products out there – pure, non toxic (unlike most pharmaceutical and OTC products) and very effective. You don’t need a degree to administer any more than you need one to administer the usual meds like paracetamol and ibuprofen!

FYI the following list is by no means exclusive. None of these are animal tested, all are ethical, vegan and safe (yes, unlike what we so regularly rush off to buy) – copy and paste links if not active –

Teething gum alternative – buy here

Complete baby care kit – wash, shampoo, lotion, balm – buy here

Fish oil alternative – buy here

Earache remedy – buy here

Cough syrup – buy here

Rescue (shock, panic, fear, tantrums, hyper reactions) – buy here

Safe sleep aid – buy here

Infant colic – buy here

Stomach ache – buy here

Upset stomach – buy here

Kids’ superfood smoothie/juice powder – buy here (for everyone but especially good for fussy eaters)

Herbal skin healing balm – buy here

Pain relief topical cream – buy here

There are many more healthy ideas available via my page -http://www.iherb.com/me/Veritasintegrativevegan – just search ‘child health’ ‘ family health’ and ‘infant health’ and you will have access to thousands of healthy and green options. Simply search your needs and you will find them.

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Australian Government Forcing Women to Abort or Deliver in the Bush

When did ‘medsin’ become such a power unto itself, able to dictate to governments, media and the public, that accepting the suffering and even deaths of loved ones or sacrificing their own lives?

When did it become okay to override international guidelines and dictates, even national laws, that offer a loophole for doctors to take the power away from parents and their own bodies, in order to play sycophantic games to massage their own egos?

3rd world nations, whose governments claim to be unable to afford food and clean water can somehow afford to provide armed guards who are forcing (at gunpoint) traumatised women to ‘agree’ to vaccinate their infants even if there is a history of illness or even allergy to the vaccines. Deaths will be put down to myriad regular causes rather than the murderous programs in place.

While nations like Japan are questioning the use of many vaccines today, countries such as the USA and Australia, whose governments ride on the funding of pharmaceutical giants, while government ‘leaders’ are some of the major investors in pharmaceutical companies – in turn, ‘encouragement’ of the acceptance of even the most toxic of pharmaceuticals results in a massive return of each investor. In Australia alone, our current PM’s wife is a major investor in pharmaceuticals while the PM himself is a heavy investor in tobacco – a very slick operation, even if more than a little conflict of interest.

In turn again, pharmaceutical giants seem to be immune to having to pay tax. And despite this being well known no one is interested or powerful enough to do anything about this little palm greasing exercise. But what does it have to do with the bodies of pregnant women and unborn foetuses?

Women are now ‘going bush’ to give birth. They are not registering births. They are choosing poverty and suffering over agreeing to poison their newborns. Now that pregnant women are being guilted all the way through pregnancy to vaccinate, few women are able to avoid playing Russian roulette with their baby.

And rather than take responsibility for what they are doing, the media and government are targeting such women as somehow being at fault. How desperate must someone become to do this, knowing possible risks? How dangerous must vaccines be, in comparison? How long until it becomes a case of legally kidnapping these babies? How long until vaccines are done by force?

It is already happening with cancer ‘treatments’ as children like little Oshin Kiszko are being used as guinea pigs for egotistical doctors who feign to carry the Hippocratic Oath to the nth degree – despite doctors no longer even having to take the oath. Parents of unvaccinated, vitally healthy children, are already being raided with trumped up charges. ANYTHING to take the child away from the parent who has the brain capacity and courage to actually learn the truth in the vaccine industry story.

How far does this modern day population control have to go before some common sense prevails? The public fear being planted by media (who are heavily invested in pharmaceutical interests, with pharmaceutical, chemical, personal care, funeral services, life insurance and ‘good doctor’ type advertisements now clogging every advert break on Australian TVs at least) is no doubt overseen by Murdoch and his ‘research’ cronies.

But why would women take such a risk? Every day in hospitals across Australia and the USA, babies are being vaccinated against their parents’ wish. Even when objection forms are signed, and the usual bullying and ostracisation has failed, babies are still taken and vaccinated under the guise of being bathed or assessed. Social media is swamped with personal stories of parents who have been forced to accept the vaccination of their children. Stories of subsequent vaccine injury – often turned around by medical experts – denied and blamed on anything other than the truth.If women cannot safely leave their babies with the nurses at least – the very people who should know better – who can they leave them with?

Yes, it does sound like a conspiracy theory. The sad thing is, it’s so scary, but so obvious, that it takes a special kind of mass dumbing-down which has resulted in 9/10 simply being unable to see what is clearly in front of their faces. I guess though, in a world that deems it okay to inject aborted foetal cell lines into living babies, what is the life of one or two more infants? Will these newborns who do not live past their first shots soon be deemed ‘foetus’ status as well?

The mere fact that these same pharmaceutical/government staff now include well paid experts whose role is to confuse the truth, to mislead the public – to get a sale – should be warning enough that like any business, it is not about the health of that pregnant woman, or the unborn child. It is about control – and the almighty dollar.

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This includes life-threatening side effects. The reason this list is separate to the Ibuprofen article is because of the sheer length of the list of side effects. It is not enough to question whether you are suffering the side effects after one or two doses, but whether health issues now affecting your body are due to either previous or current use of Ibuprofen.

Ibuprofen affects EVERY bodily system and function in a negative way. While it is unimaginable how such a product can be so freely available, it is more concerning that the doctor’s warnings are kept separate to public information. Both are included below –

More common:

  • Abdominal pain
  • acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • bloating
  • cloudy urine
  • decrease in amount of urine
  • decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
  • full feeling
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • itching skin
  • pain or discomfort in chest, upper stomach, or throat
  • pale skin
  • passing gas
  • nausea
  • noisy, rattling breathing
  • rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of face, fingers, hands, feet, lower legs, or ankles
  • troubled breathing at rest
  • troubled breathing with exertion
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • weight gain

Less common:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • stomach soreness or discomfort


  • Agitation
  • back, leg, or stomach pains
  • bleeding gums
  • blistering, peeling, loosening of skin
  • blood in urine or stools
  • bloody, black, or tarry stools
  • blurred vision
  • burning feeling in chest or stomach
  • change in vision
  • chest pain
  • chills
  • clay-colored stools
  • coma
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • cough or hoarseness
  • dark urine
  • decreased urine output
  • depression
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dilated neck veins
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • extreme fatigue
  • fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • fever with or without chills
  • frequent urination
  • general body swelling
  • general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  • hair loss, thinning of hair
  • headache
  • hives or welts
  • hostility
  • impaired vision
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased volume of pale, dilute urine
  • irregular breathing
  • irritability
  • itching
  • joint or muscle pain
  • lab results that show problems with liver
  • lethargy
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • lower back or side pain
  • muscle twitching
  • nosebleeds
  • painful or difficult urination
  • pains in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  • pinpoint red spots on skin
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • rash
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • red, irritated eyes
  • redness of skin
  • seizures
  • severe abdominal pain, cramping, burning
  • severe and continuing nausea
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth or on lips
  • stiff neck or back
  • stomach upset
  • stupor
  • swollen or painful glands
  • tenderness in stomach area
  • thirst
  • tightness in chest
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • upper right abdominal pain
  • vomiting of blood
  • vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds
  • wheezing
  • yellow eyes and skin

Symptoms of overdose:

  • Bluish lips or skin
  • difficulty sleeping
  • disorientation
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • drowsiness to profound coma
  • hallucination
  • lightheadedness or fainting
  • mood or other mental changes
  • muscle tremors
  • not breathing
  • rapid, deep breathing
  • restlessness
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • stomach cramps
  • sudden fainting
  • sweating

Severity: Minor

Some of the side effects that can occur with ibuprofen may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common:

  • Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears
  • hearing loss
  • nervousness


  • Crying
  • depersonalization
  • discouragement
  • dry eyes
  • dysphoria
  • euphoria
  • feeling sad or empty
  • lack of appetite
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • mental depression
  • paranoia
  • quick to react or overreact
  • rapidly changing moods
  • runny nose
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • sleeplessness
  • sneezing
  • stuffy nose
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unable to sleep


For Healthcare Professionals

Please bear in mind these are symptoms from an OTC medication.


The most frequently reported adverse effects were gastrointestinal (GI) in nature and included nausea, vomiting, flatulence, and diarrhea.

The most frequently reported adverse effects were sepsis, anemia, intraventricular bleeding, apnea, GI disorders, impaired renal function, respiratory infection, skin lesions, hypoglycemia, hypocalcemia, and respiratory failure.


Nausea (up to 57%), vomiting (up to 22%), flatulence (up to 16%), diarrhea (up to 10%)
Dyspepsia, abdominal discomfort, epigastric pain, heartburn, abdominal distress, indigestion, constipation, abdominal cramps/pain, fullness of GI tract, bloating, GI hemorrhage, melena
Abdominal distention, dyspepsia, gastritis
Peptic ulcer, perforation, hematemesis, mouth ulceration, exacerbation of colitis, exacerbation of Crohn’s disease
Dry mouth, duodenitis, esophagitis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, GI bleeding, glossitis, rectal bleeding, stomatitis, eructation, gingival ulcer, pancreatitis
GI disorders non-necrotizing enterocolitis (22%)
Necrotizing enterocolitis, intestinal perforation
Abdominal distension, gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, ileus, inguinal hernia
GI perforation

(Summary – nausea and vomiting, pain, ulcerations, hernia, tearing of bowel, inflammation of vital organs)


Hemorrhage (up to 10%), hypertension (10%), hypotension (10%)
Cardiac failure
Congestive heart failure, tachycardia, arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, palpitations, vasculitis, sinus bradycardia, angina pectoris, thrombotic events

(Summary – haemorrhage, blood pressure, heart attack, clots and DEATH)

Nervous system

Headache (up to 12%)
Dizziness, nervousness
Cerebrovascular accident
Syncope, drowsiness, paresthesia, somnolence, tremors, convulsions, coma
Intraventricular hemorrhage, periventricular hemorrhage

(Summary – headache, neurological/psychiatric symptoms, stroke, seizure, coma, DEATH)


Increased blood urea (7%), renal insufficiency/impairment (6%), reduced urine output (3%), increased blood creatinine (3%), renal failure (1%), and increased blood urea with hematuria (1%).

Acute renal failure, renal papillary necrosis, interstitial nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, renal failure, renal insufficiency
Cystitis, azotemia, creatinine clearance decreased, glomerulitis, tubular necrosis, nephrotoxicity

(Summary – renal inflammation and infection, blood in urine, kidney failure, kidney disease and DEATH)


Bleeding events within 30 days of use in preterm infants was 32%. This percentage included grade 1 and 2 intraventricular hemorrhage (15%), grade 3 and 4 intraventricular hemorrhage (15%), and other bleeding (6%).

Anemia (up to 36%), eosinophilia (up to 26%), neutropenia (up to 13%), thrombocythemia (up to 10%)
Hemoglobin decreased
Leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis, hemolytic anemia, aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, hematocrit decreased
Lymphadenopathy, bleeding episodes

(Summary – anaemia (one of the most common causes), haemorrhage, lymphatic inflammation [common in lymphatic cancers], blood disorders)


Rash, maculopapular rash, pruritus
Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, toxic epidermal necrolysis
Ecchymosis, purpura, alopecia, sweating, photosensitivity, angioedema, exfoliative dermatitis, urticaria, vesiculobullous eruptions, Henoch Schonlein vasculitis

(Summary – new diagnoses of skin diseases and inflammations)


Hypokalemia (up to 19%), hypoproteinemia (up to 13%), blood urea increased (10%), hypernatremia (10%), hypoalbuminemia (10%)
Appetite decreased, fluid retention
Appetite changes, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemic reaction, acidosis

(Summary – excretory processes impaired, poor appetite, fluid retention, inflammation, pain, high blood sugar [type II diabetes])


Bacteremia (13%), blood LDH increased (up to 10%)
Peripheral edema, wound hemorrhage, tinnitus, hearing impairment, edema, fatigue
Aseptic meningitis, vertigo, exacerbation of infection-related inflammations
Fever, infection, sepsis, weight changes, asthenia, malaise, pseudo-tumor, hearing loss, drowsiness

(Summary – MENINGITIS, infections, hearing loss, fatigue, TUMOURS)


Bacterial pneumonia (up to 10%)
Asthma, bronchospasm, dyspnea, wheezing
Apnea, respiratory depression, pneumonia, rhinitis, epistaxis
Respiratory infection (19%), respiratory failure (10%), bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Atelectasis, pulmonary hemorrhage
Pulmonary hypertension

(Summary – pneumonia, asthma, loss of breath, haemorrhage)


Hepatitis, jaundice
Hepatorenal syndrome, liver necrosis, liver failure, abnormal liver function tests

(Summary – jaundice, hepatitis, liver disease)


Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported and may consist of any of the following: a syndrome of abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and anaphylaxis; respiratory tract reactivity comprising bronchospasm, asthma/aggravated asthma, or dyspnea; skin reactions, which rarely included exfoliative and bullous dermatoses, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, angioedema, pruritus, and urticaria.

(Summary – bullae, anaphylaxis, ulcerations, asthma, death of skin cells)


Visual disturbances
Blurred vision, amblyopia, diminished vision, scotomata, changes in color vision, conjunctivitis, dry eyes, diplopia, optic neuritis, cataracts, optic neuritis, toxic optic neuropathy

(Summary – visual disturbances, poor vision, colour blindness, eye infections, dry eyes, cataracts, eye pain)


Lupus erythematosus syndrome

(Summary – lupus)


Anxiety, confusion, depression, dream abnormalities, insomnia, emotional disturbances, hallucinations

(Summary – psychiatric disorders, poor sleep, bad dreams, hallucinations, emotional issues)


Urinary retention
Proteinuria, hematuria
Dysuria, oliguria, polyuria, menorrhagia

(Summary – UTI, painful periods, blood in urine)


Serum sickness

(Summary – increase of side effects of injected medications – ie vaccinations)



(Summary – man boobs)

Adrenal insufficiency

(Summary – adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalance)


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