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26 Nov 2004

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Are there any alternative health/herbal depression and diadetes medications because the ones im using have affected my sex life seriously whereby i have premature ejaculationa and i struggle to get an erection.My erection is also not hard as before.Im currently using novomix insulin for diabetese and cipralex lundberg for depression.

Please help.
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natural health

01 Jan 0001

Dear Mr Kum

Yes there are natural products to treat diabetes and depression. The best advice I can offer is for you to please see an experienced homeopath. The homeopath will choose the remedies you require because in natural therapy we do not always use the same products for the same complaints. We treat the cause and select the suited product for you as a person.

Attached is general information for you. The one article is on anxiety and panic attacks. This info can be used to help you with the depression.

Kind regards.



1. Insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM). A severe type of sugar diabetes, known as Type I. This condition develops when the pancreas becomes dysfunctional and does not produce any insulin.

2. Non-Insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM). Approximately 80% of diabetic people suffer from Type II sugar diabetes. This condition develops when the body is still producing some insulin, but it is either poorly functioning insulin or the quantities are not enough.

Do you suffer from?
• Sugar in the urine
• Raised blood sugar levels
• Constant dry mouth
• Excessive thirst
• Excessive urination
• Constant urge to want to urinate
• Always hungry
• Muscle wasting
• Weight Loss
• Feeling of weakness
• Dry Skin
• Itching
• Rashes
• Numbness of limbs
• Tingling in hands and feet
• Nerve pains in hands and feet
• Poor circulation
• Cold Feet
• Poor eyesight
• Poor kidney function
• Gangrene in limbs
• Lactic acid build-up
• Sweet smelling breath

Some useful information:

- Diabetes can be caused by a typical Western diet of excessive refined starches, sugar, fizzy drinks, sweets and fruit juices.
- Excessive consumption of saturated animal fats also contributes to the onset of diabetes.
- Nutritional deficiencies suffered by the body for years due to a diet of refined foods will ultimately cause the breakdown of vital organs.
- Excessive stress together with lifestyle habits of smoking, drinking alcohol, large amounts of coffee will contribute to a reduced flow of blood to the pancreas, ultimately resulting in diabetes.
- Severe shock, restricting flow of blood to vital organs, can often result in diabetes.
- A sedentary lifestyle, obesity and lack of exercise, together with worry and bad food habits, all lead to destruction of vital organs.
- Pancreatitis, an inflammatory disease of the pancreas, caused by alcohol consumption, excessive intake of fizzy drinks and sugar, can be the forerunner of diabetes later in life.
- Cancer of the pancreas, or pancreatic tumours, can also be the cause of elevated blood sugar levels.
- General toxicity and poor elimination can contribute to the development of sugar diabetes.
- Pregnancy requires extra insulin. A latent diabetic state can be triggered by pregnancy.
- Severe infections, whether viral, bacterial and fungal, can trigger a diabetic reaction due to the body’s increased insulin requirements at this time.
- A genetic predisposition can cause you to be more susceptible to this condition.

Some useful Advice from Dr Vogel

Next to the liver, the most important organ in our digestive system is the pancreas, yet it weighs only about one-twentieth of that of the liver. This small, elongated gland is located above the navel between the posterior stomach wall and the spine; below it lies the horseshoe-shaped loop of the first part of the small intestine. The left end touches the spleen and the left kidney. Small it may be, but it performs two important functions, producing an external secretion to be poured into the duodenum and an internal one to be poured into the blood.

Embedded in the pancreas we find some peculiar cell formations, shaped rather like blackberries. They are actually small glands, but not in the least connected with the other glands. Like islands in the bigger gland, they are called the islets of Langerhans, after their discoverer, Paul Langerhans, The vital substance insulin is produced in these small glands and sent straight into the blood, not the small intestine. If these islets do not manufacture sufficient insulin, the glycogen, the sugar stored in the liver and passed on to the blood in accordance with the body’s need, will not be burned up, so that the blood sugar level rises. The excess is excreted through the kidneys, which is why sugar is found in the urine. This is a symptom of the disease known as diabetes.

Proper Care of the Pancreas

Diabetics and anyone who has bad digestion need to know what to do to help the pancreas function efficiently. Since the blood carries nutrients and remedial substances to the parts of the body it can reach, the primary requirement is to stimulate the circulation. Take hot showers or apply moist hot packs for this purpose; herbal packs are especially good. As regards medicines, only few are known to act specifically on the pancreas. One such, sour whey as contained in Molkosan, is rich in vegetation, rennin and lactic acid and gives good results.

A number of food items must be avoided completely, for example all boiled protein foods and the combination of fat, protein and sugar, either cooked or fried. Hot spices should also be avoided; use culinary herbs from the garden instead. The protein foods best tolerated are sour milk products. Prepare salads with a little cold-pressed oil and Molkosan. Of curative effect are bilberry (blueberry) juice, blackcurrant juice, weak herb teas, and occasionally a little buttermilk.

As already stated, fasting is an excellent means of resting the pancreas. Moreover, whatever the patient eats, it is important to ingest small quantities, chew everything thoroughly and in-salivate well before swallowing. These are inexpensive ways and means of supporting the pancreas in the healing process. If you feel a slight pain after eating, you have probably had something that did not agree with you, did not chew your food well enough, drank too fast or ate too much. The answer to the problem is in the patient himself; he should watch himself carefully to avoid unpleasant reactions.

Regular deep-breathing exercises, with diaphragm-breathing, practised in the open air, are also effective and promote the healing process at the same time. In conclusion then, breathing exercises, together with a proper diet, warm water therapy and moist hot herbal packs, will help to rectify any condition where the pancreas is weak or upset. Many a serious, chronic ailment can be prevented if its proper function is restored. All it needs is a little understanding and perseverance with the treatment.

Advice on how to handle Diabetes:
• Diet
• Exercise
• Blood Glucose monitoring

These are the most important aspects of diabetes management

• The diabetic diet is not a special diet. It is a normal healthy diet which should be high in fibre and low in sugar and in fat. The food you eat directly affects your blood sugar levels. Following a healthy eating plan will assist to control and to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
• Eat regular meals which contain small amounts of unrefined carbohydrates throughout the day. For example, eat regular small quantities of oats, mealie meal, maltabella, brown rice, lentils, barley, etc. Avoid white flour products.
• Reduce fried and salty foods. Replace with steamed, grilled, baked or boiled foods. Use cold pressed oils, natural unsalted butter instead of margarine and other heated and refined cooking and salad oils. Regularly eat raw seeds and raw nuts to provide adequate quantities of essential fatty acids which is often lacking.
• Avoid sugar and fruit juices altogether. Rather develop a habit of drinking water or weak herbal teas. Try not to develop a liking for artificial sweeteners as they are chemically based with potential harm to the body.
• Do not overeat. Excessive hunger is typical of diabetes which often leads to obesity. Rather eat small quantities of good food often.
• Use Dr Vogel’s Herbamare and Trocomare as a seasoning salt. Excessive consumption of table salt will lead to the further depletion of vital minerals in diabetics. Dr Vogel’s herbal salt will be very good to flavour food in an appetising way while providing traces of vital elements due to the unique composition of herbs, sea salt and sea vegetables.
• Avoid alcohol on an empty stomach. Alcohol will increase blood sugar levels and should therefore be used on special occasions only, with meals.
• Learn to eat natural foods in the least tampered way. Special diabetic foods are costly and not always as nourishing as natural foods.
• Fruits can be eaten in moderation. Green apples and Kiwi fruit is of special value together with ripe berries when in season.
• Protein foods such as lean cuts of meat or grilled or steamed fish can be eaten in moderation.
• Remember, a diabetic diet is not any different from a diet followed by a healthy person wanting to keep well. The same rules apply. Please carefully read the Healthy Living Diet Sheet.

Regular daily exercise is essential to maintain a healthy body. Exercise does not only improve general wellbeing, it also enhances the body’s sensitivity to insulin, thereby ensuring proper assimilation of this hormone into cells. Exercise also lowers levels of blood glucose, aids weight loss, and lowered blood pressure. Patients on insulin should exercise on a regular predictable schedule. Do not engage in very strenuous exercise if your blood sugar is poorly controlled.

Regular Blood Sugar Monitoring
It is vital for you to know what your blood sugar levels are every day. Invest in a good glucometer to read the blood levels daily. Keep proper records, daily, of your blood reading. The long-term danger of diabetes is the effect it has on the nerves of the eyes, affecting eyesight. It is also damaging to the kidneys causing renal failure. Poor circulation to the hands and feet can lead to amputations. All of this needs to be prevented by the proper treatment and control of blood sugar levels. You can only treat and prevent damage if you know your blood sugar levels! Take it easy!

Nature’s Solution

A Vogel’s Diabetisan Herbal Drops contains extracts of various herbs which will assist the normal functioning of the pancreas. Dr Vogel had a good understanding of this gland and has prepared Diabetisan Herbal drops as a first line approach together with a healthy diet and lifestyle, to help the diabetic.
Note: Never change your diabetic medication on your own! Always consult with a professional practitioner who understands the full implications of a diabetic state.

A Vogel’s Molkosan is particularly useful to address the digestive upsets which often accompanies diabetic states. Take one teaspoon in a glass of water with meals to assist the pancreatic enzymes and to aid in proper digestion.

A Vogel’s Urticalcin plays a vital role to provide the depleted diabetic with easily assimilated calcium in an organic form. Calcium is the cornerstone of a healthy body and should be taken in daily to provide adequate quantities.

A Vogel’s Hyperiforce Herbal Drops will nourish and calm the nervous system in those diabetics who have a lot of stress and worry in their lives. Hyperiforce is a herbal nerve tonic which will serve you well while you restore your body with good nutrition and rest.

Bio-Strath Herbal Yeast Tonic in the tablet form will bring quick results to a body system under siege. Use 4 tablets daily to provide the body all its nutritional requirements in a form which is completely natural and beneficial. Bio-Strath Herbal Yeast Tonic contains the extracts of 50 different herbs to fortify and to strengthen and restore an ill body.


Diabetes is becoming more and more prevalent in younger people. It can be called the disease of civilised man; civilised man who lives off denatured foods, making his living in a stressful world. This is a condition best avoided! Live a lifestyle of calm, quiet, eat natural foods in a simple way. Diabetes can be controlled if not cured. Adhere to simple lifestyle changes, take daily readings of blood sugar levels, take medication regularly and you can live a good life.

Remember the interplay of pancreas, liver and adrenals. Always eat, drink and live with these major health regulators in mind. Walk slower, talk slower and less, eat slower and less, sleep well, but not too much, get enough exercise, but not too much. Live a life of moderation. Good luck!

Diabetisan Liquid. Application No. U608 (Act/Wet 101/1965) contains Vaccinium myrtillus Ø 22,2%, Phaseolus nanus Ø 22,2%, Medicago sativa Ø 22,2%, Juglans regia Ø 11,2%, Potentilla tormentilla Ø 11,1%, Cardamine pratensis D2 11,1%, Alcohol content 60% v/v

Urticalcin Tablets. Application No. U959 (Act 101/1965). Each tablet contains Calcium carb. Hahnem. D4 0.50 mg, Calcium Phos D6 0.50 mg, Natrium phos D6 0.50 mg, Silicea D6 2.50 mg and Urtica D1 10.00 mg in a tablet base composed of lactose, potato starch and magnesium stearate.

Hyperiforce Tablets. Each tablet contains 40 – 75 mg dried extract of fresh young shoots of St. John’s Wort (hyperici herba recentis extr. Sicc 3,9 – 5,0:1) with 0,33 mg of total Hypericin as well as auxiliary substances.

Hyperiforce Liquid. Application no. U916 (Act 101/1965) contains Hypericum perforatum .

* Lenoir S, Degenring F.H, and Saller R. Hyperiforce tablets for the treatment of mild to moderate depression. Schweiz. Zschr. GanzheitsMedizin 1997: 9(5):226-232

All products are available from Pharmacies and Health Stores

For more information please contact:

SA Natural Products (Pty) Ltd
P O Box 2, Botha’s Hill, KZN, 3660

Customer Care lines:
Tel: 031 7838000
Fax: 031 7838080

This leaflet is not intended as a medical diagnosis, and in no way excludes the necessity of a diagnoses from a health practitioner. Its intent is solely informational and educational.


Panic attacks come on suddenly. There is an increase in respiration, heartbeat. There can be sweating. There is a feeling of being out of control as if you may die at any moment. The skin can become hot or cold. The face can be pale or flushed. The eyes have a staring look. The pupils of the eyes can become dilated. The person experiences extreme fear and panic of not being able to survive the experience.

A panic attack can result from an experience of trauma. Post traumatic attacks are often experienced as a result of mugging, hijacking, attempted murder or sudden loss of a loved one in an accident or due to illness.

Panic attacks know no boundaries. It is experienced by small children, teenagers, young people and the aged. Male and female equally succumb to it.

Panic attacks are often misdiagnosed. People find it hard to express how they feel and they are often sent home with a tranquiliser or a sleeping pill.

Panic attacks should not be confused with an attack of hypoglycaemia as they have many symptoms in common. It is very necessary to ensure that a correct diagnosis be made, based on blood sugar levels.

Uncontrolled panic attacks can lead to depression.

Nature’s Solution

• A Vogel’s Hyperiforce herbal drops have been used for many years to assist the brain to absorb enough serotonin, the vital link to a healthy emotional life. Lack of serotonin in the brain is often at the root of panic attacks.

• A Vogel’s Neuroforce homoeopathic drops is a combination of various substances which can offer the nervous system a wonderful tonic. Neuroforce has a calming and energising effect on the mood of the patient.

• A Vogel’s Dormeasan herbal drops is famous for its deep relaxing qualities as well as providing nutrients to a depleted nervous system. Dormeasan can be used through the day to stay calm and at night to bring a good night’s rest.

• Bio-Strath Elixir is a herbal yeast tonic which has been clinically proven to provide excellent support to emotional and mental disorders. Regular daily use of this important supplement will ensure a speedy recovery.

• Natura Rescue remedy is essential for any person who can feel anxious or scared easily. Carry it with you and take it frequently.

Some useful information

• Panic attacks can come on at any time. Many people wake in the night in a state of panic.

• Panic attacks and phobias often run together. The one can trigger the other.

• Most panic attacks are as a result of a traumatic experience.

• Caffeine will make matters worse! Do not drink coffee, tea or energy drinks. Watch out for caffeine in slimming products, cold and flu medicine.

• Exercise is very effective to control the excessive adrenalin which people suffering from panic disorder secrete.

• Panic disorder can also be called adrenalin disorder. Excessive adrenalin, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, is pumped into the body due to the thought processes of the patient which tells the body to prepare for fight or flight. This response becomes so regular that the body readily floods the blood with this powerful hormone in response to any little stimulus. In a manner of speaking, the survival of the body depends on its ability to have a fight or flight response. However, if the response is triggered constantly, when there is no actual danger, panic disorder can result.

What you can do:

- Eat a healthy diet. Please read the attached healthy eating plan. Good nutrition will benefit the body and mind in all ways.

- Avoid stimulating drinks such as coffee, tea, alcohol and energy drinks.

- Avoid slimming products which contains stimulants such as ephedrine, caffeine and Cotu Kola

- Get regular exercise. Nothing is better to diffuse an adrenaline rush than a brisk walk.

- Learn how to deal with your emotional triggers. If you can’t find out on your own what makes you feel terrified, seek help from a therapist or psychologist.

- Bananas, sesame seeds, almonds and honey will provide extra serotonin in the body. Eat them daily.

- Bio-Strath Elixir is a must. Take it regularly to restore the balances in the brain.

- If you have to use chemical medication to control the panic attacks, take Boldocynara, Dr A Vogel’s Liver drops, to assist the liver to cope with the chemical medicine.

- Use of recreational drugs often lead to panic attacks. It is best avoided. Get high on life, not drugs!

- Homoeopathic remedies are very useful for panic attacks. Consult with a homoeopath. Dr A Vogel’s remedies are supportive to any other treatment you might choose.

Hyperiforce Tablets. Each tablet contains 40 – 75 mg dried extract of fresh young shoots of St. John’s Wort (hyperici herba recentis extr. Sicc 3,9 – 5,0:1) with 0,33 mg of total Hypericin as well as auxiliary substances.

Hyperiforce Liquid. Application No. U916 (Act 101/1965) contains Hypericum perforatum .

Neuroforce Liquid Application No. U930 (Act/wet 101/1965) Contains Passiflora incarnate Ø, Avena sativa Ø, Zincum metallicum D12, China succirubra D6, Cypripedium pubescens D6, Phosphorus D30, Cocculus D6, Hypericum perfoliatum Ø, Ignatia D6, Staphisagria D6, Asarum europaeum D6, Sepia officinalis D12, Agnus Castus Ø, Selenium D12, in equal parts. Alcohol content 55% v/v

Boldocynara. Application No. U876 (Act 101/1965). Each 1 ml contains Cynara scolymus  421 mg, Silybum marianum  293 mg, Taraxacum off.  110 mg, Peumus boldus  64 mg and Mentha piperita  27 mg. Alcohol content 60% v/v.

Dormeasan Liquid Application No. U609 (Act/Wet 101/1965) Melissa officinalis Ø 66%, Passiflora incarnate Ø 16%, Humulus lupulus Ø, Valeriana off. Ø 3% Alcohol content: 65%v/v

All products are available from Pharmacies and Health Stores

For more information please contact:

SA Natural Products (Pty) Ltd
P O Box 2,
Botha’s Hill,
KZN, 3660

Customer Care lines:
Tel: 031 7838000
Fax: 031 7838080

This leaflet is not intended as a medical diagnosis, and in no way excludes the necessity of a diagnosis from a health practitioner. Its intent is solely informational and educational.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
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