Clinic Blog


Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Admin, Announcements

I am visiting the UK for two weeks at the beginning of October for a speaking tour,  including presenting a keynote at the 150th Anniversary Conference of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and a one day Master Class workshop for herb Professionals called “Conversations with Cancer”. I will also be speaking on Cannabis and Cancer at two different venues. Consultations are now booking for the third week of October and out. Current patients requesting  Clinic Help Desk support  will receive normal levels of support from Bridget and myself (as necessary) for this...

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Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Announcements, Tech Support

  We are making several minor tweaks to improve ease of use of the clinic site. The changes will be incrementally applied over the coming weeks (Fall 2014). Updates will be be announced here as they are made. At the same time we are developing  two new sister web sites – one will be dedicated to cannabis & cancer, the other to philosophy, theory and practice of herbal...

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Ginkgo “causes cancer” scare?

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

In March this year  a NIH Toxicology report on Ginkgo biloba was published,  summarizing the results of a 2 year rodent study on the toxicology of Ginkgo. The  report went largely unnoticed, although a couple of “Consumer Information” sites picked up the summary and issued a “warning” about Ginkgo consumption being associated with cancer. Since then one or two patients have discovered those second hand reports and asked me about the findings and whether there is cause for concern. As a result I have reviewed the full text of the NIH paper. The American Botanical...

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Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in Announcements, Tech Support

There is now a new way to contact us via the Clinic Help Desk- instant CHAT! Chat not only takes place in real time on your screen  or mobile device, but an entire CHAT conversation can be saved in your Clinic Help Desk area as a support “ticket”. Access CHAT through the grey side bar”support” tab on the right hand side of this (blog) page, or any other page you see it. You can check specific CHAT open hours in the Help Desk FAQ  or on the contact page if you wish.   First time visitors as well as current patients can now use our Clinic Help Desk instant...

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LogIn Issue – Temporary: Clinic Help Desk Working Fine

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Announcements, Tech Support

  We have a short term problem with  web site logging in for current patients with username and passwords. Last night  and onwards there has been a distributed attack on many WordPress sites and our Internet Hosting  Server has implemented extra security/firewall measures to counter the attacks. This has caused some temporary problems with logging in which should be resolved shortly. This means you cannot access the appointment scheduler right now.  Meanwhile the Clinic Help Desk is fully operational so use any Contact Channel to send a support request if you need an...

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Withings WiFi WS50 Smart Body Analyzer

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Cool Tools

Tracking weight can be critically important for anyone with a cancer challenge. Many factors can affect patient’s body weight, including chemo side-effects such as nausea, vomiting & loss of appetite, as well as digestive dysfunction and bowel problems. Pain meds, surgery, never mind the effects of cancer itself  including the problem of  cachexia are among the myriad factors that can impact weight. The best form of weight monitoring  is to use a scale that measures body composition in 3 broad compartments, lean (muscle) mass, fat mass, and water mass. For example hydration can...

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