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Health with Gerald Quigley

Posted by: Gerald Quigley | 30 January, 2013 - 2:25 PM
Gerald Quigley

Our Australia Day theme was one of empowerment, the ability of each individual in Australia to become involved in their own health.

We shouldn’t need Government sponsored messages about the simplistic jingo language such as “if you do this, then that will happen”.

Today’s callers wanted to know:

- Carpel tunnel syndrome – a build-up of fluid in the wrist joint, putting pressure on the nerve channels and causing tingling and pain. Vitamin B6, 25mg each day, along with vitamin C with bioflavonoids, 1000mg twice a day will help with the discomfort. Applying ThermaLife Cream stops the pain.

- Best information for arthritis can be found at www.livingwitharthritis.com.au Information there explains the benefits of Nagesic Forte – the turmeric based anti-inflammatory which mimics the effects of the prescription-based options that come with a raft of adverse effects. Dose of Nagesic Forte is ONE each day, every day. ThermaLife cream can be applied as required.

- Wounds which won’t heal require investigation. Whether it’s from surgery or an injury, healing is an important process. If it’s not happening, a doctor needs to be involved.

- Sunscreens are an important part of our outdoors environment in Australia. They are best applied twenty minutes before sun exposure, on normal temperature skin, in appropriate quantities to give maximum protection.

- Parachoc is a chocolate flavoured version of paraffin oil and is a commonly prescribed laxative for children. Iberogast is a herbal option which normalizes digestive function, and is a safe option for all ages because it supports the digestion of laxative-type foods like prunes and rhubarb, fresh fruits and vegetables.

- CoEnzyme Q10 is really a “miracle nutrient” in that it is essential for life. As adults we don’t make enough. Low levels of coenzyme Q10 cause fatigue and muscle weakness, such as that caused by cholesterol lowering drugs. Usual adult dose is 150mg in capsule form once a day.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Gerald, I was driving in the car when you briefly mentioned a help for tinnitus in the ear. The noise is driving me crazy! Please let me know if there is anything else as well.
    Thank you

    Victoria Tuesday 6 August, 2013 - 8:35 AM
  • On yesterdays program you mentioned about a health medication for ear problems, could you please tell me what it was.

    Warren Misso Tuesday 6 August, 2013 - 7:00 AM
  • Please can you inform me what Gerald said today about taking health medication for ear problems. Apparently he suggested one thing on today program Monday 5/8/2013

    Susan Jones Monday 5 August, 2013 - 3:33 PM
  • Hi Gerald, I am having terrible trouble with my heel spurs(Plantaficiitis?) and recently you spoke of a Blackmores professional product to take to help this condition. Can you tell me the full name and the dosage.
    Thank you

    Mary Thursday 1 August, 2013 - 4:11 PM
  • Hi Gerald,
    Could you please give me the name of the product which will help me keep infections at bay whilst I am in Germany and Austria in December.
    I think you have said it helps strengthen your immune system.
    Thanks, Karen Adam

    Karen Adam Friday 26 July, 2013 - 11:59 PM
  • Hi Gerald,
    Can you please tell me what to take for congestion at the bottom of my throat. Every morning I have to cough up this phlegm.
    I don't have dairy however I my job involves constant talking which does not help.
    I would appreciate your advise.

    Anne Monday 22 July, 2013 - 4:18 PM

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