This section of the site includes information and contact details for some key contributors whose stories are featured in The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine. Health professionals and authors who are are interested in submitting articles for publication should contact the editors through the Contact form. Thank you.
Dr S.Ajit, B.A.M.S. PCAS
Dr Ajit has contributed an article about the Ayurvedic approach to the treatment of obesity to the first issue of The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine. For issue two he contributed the article “Understanding Erectile Dysfunction through Ayurvedic Medicine”.
Dr S. Ajit is a qualified Ayurvedic doctor with over 30 years of clinical experience in practice and teaching Ayurveda in India and western countries. He served as Ayurvedic medical officer and senior medical officer at various hospitals in Punjab state. He is the founder of Planet Ayurveda – the home of healthy living an Ayurvedic wellness centre. Planet Ayurveda is first Ayurvedic centre in Australasia where Ayurvedic treatments are completely offered according to traditional Ayurvedic principles. Dr Ajit is specialist in Panchkarma programme which is one of the most systematic approaches to detoxification and rejuvenation.
Dr Ajit is also Director of Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies where he has developed two NZQA approved Ayurvedic courses to produce quality Ayurvedic therapist for Ayurvedic body work as well Ayurvedic practitioners and lifestyle consultant. He also developed “Vaidya” the first Ayurvedic clinical diagnostic software for Ayurvedic practitioners to aid them in diagnosis their client and structure a wellness programme for them to follow based on traditional Ayurvedic teachings. He is also the developer “Ayurda” – an Ayurvedic skin care range that is based on authentic formulations from Vedas.
Eric Bakker, B.H.Sc. (Comp.Med) ND. R.Hom.
Eric Bakker has contributed an article about the causes of and treatments for adrenal fatigue to the first issue of The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine.
Eric is an experienced integrated medicine naturopath who has been in clinical practice for 18 years, practicing in conjunction with medical doctors since he qualified. He is the technical and clinical services director for Nutrisearch, a leading NZ leading practitioner-only company offeringpractitionersthe best clinical and technical support. Eric is passionate about improving people’s lives through proven wellness and lifestyle principles, natural medicine practice as well as public and practitioner education. Eric Bakker is NZ’s leading “on-line naturopath”, he writes extensively for his website andlectures regularly at natural medicine colleges throughout both Australia and NZ.
Contact: The Naturopaths, Hawke’s Bay New Zealand
Phone: 027 22 33 897
Lady Carla Davis, MPH
Lady Carla Davis has contributed various articles for the New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine, including an article on the healing powers of full-spectrum day/sunlight for issue one and “What You Should Know About Fats and Oils” for issue two.
She is a Nutrition Consultant and Writer with over 40 years of experience. She earned a Master of Pubic Health in Nutrition and a Master Certification in Reiki and Feng Shui. Lady Davis also studied with various notable professionals, including her late husband, Sir Thomas Davis, MD, KBE, the late Dr. Bernard Jensen, and Dr. Reza Chowdhury.
Her early studies included ballet and music at The Juilliard School in NYC and Polynesian dance in Hawaii. She also worked as a model and designer in the fashion industry. Her subsequent education, training, and work experience entailed international travel in the airline/travel industry; property development and resort/business management; and consulting in the art and film industries.
For over two decades, she (as Carla Cassata) maintained a private Nutrition/Iridology practice in Maui, Hawaii, and Boca Raton, Florida, where she also designed tropical gardens. In addition, she served on the Nutrition Advisory Board for Let’s Live magazine and as the Healthcare Board Member for the South Palm Beach Chapter of the National Organization for Women.
In the Pacific region, Lady Davis worked with her late husband, Sir Tom, in his medical practice/surgery, political career, diplomatic work, and various Pacific Island programs. She was one of the founding members of South Seas University (SSU) and serves as its CEO.
Lady Davis has also served as a Director and Chaperone for the Miss Teen Australia and World Supermodel Pageants and International Wildlife Ambassador for the Wildlife Protection Association of Australia (WPAA).
Currently, Lady Davis serves as Peace Ambassador for the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), and Cabinet Minister for Environment for the Global Energy Parliament (GEP) www.global-energy-parliament.net
Klaus Ferlow, HMH
Klaus Ferlow is the founder and president of Ferlow Botanicals in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and an advisory board member of the Dominion Herbal College, British Columbia. He has contibuted two articles to issue two of the journal “What’s Really in Your Toothpaste” and “Gingko Biloba: The Longevity Herb”. Issue 3 features his article “The Miraculous Neem Tree”.
Angela Frieswyk BSc, Dipl Herb Med
Angela Frieswyk is a medical herbalist and clinical nutritionist based in Tauranga, NZ. She has been in private practice for over ten years and also teaches “HerbWiseNZ” traditional herbal medicine-making workshops. She contributed an article “Medical Madness: Making Menstruation Obsolete” about the continuous use of oral contraceptives and the effects that this can have on women’s health.
Adrian Jones, BA, ND
Adrian Jones kindly allowed The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine to reprint a selection from his e-book How Black Slave is Being Used to Treat Skin Cancers in the 21st Century in our first issue.
Born in 1949 by natural delivery, breast fed till 2 years; Adrian was never vaccinated (not even a tetanus shot); no antibiotics; vegetarian; encouraged to go barefoot, in the sunshine; to enjoy the benefits of organic food from a back-yard organic garden; to rest one day in 7; Adrian declares he never got sick, all thanks to his mum!
Adrian is a qualified, naturopathic physician, and has taught at a local Academy of Natural Therapies. He co-wrote a 500 page best selling reference guide on health, Better Health Through Natural Healing, still available today as a handy home guide and is used in some naturopathic colleges as reference material.
Adrian also has a degree in theology, and now whilst not ‘religious’, he is christian in philosophy. He is a keen gardener, having studied and practiced horticulture and landscaping. He’s a bush walker, and a lover of life and of all living things. Life is meant to be lived in perfect health, and to be forever. Adrian currently helps people who have life-threatening disease.
Phone: +61 5522 7711
Dr Thomas Levy, MD, JD
Dr Thomas Levy has contributed two articles to the first issue of The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine: “Vitamin C and the Law” and “The Politics of AIDS and Ozone”.
Dr. Thomas E. Levy is a board certified cardiologist and he has written six books on health-related issues. Most of his work has centered on how to restore and/or maintain good health in the face of the many different forms of toxicity that all of us face, typically on a daily basis. He no longer has a clinical practice of medicine and cardiology. Rather, he limits himself to research and writing at this time, and he is currently working on his seventh book, Death by Calcium: The Supplement that Kills.
Most of his work over the last ten years has centered on the importance of maintaining a healthy antioxidant status in the body. His work currently is focusing on the importance of liposomal technology as a way to optimally deliver vitamin C, glutathione, and other nutrients into the body orally, appearing to even surpass the bioavailability seen with the intravenous administration of these antioxidants.
Lee-Anne McCall, DipHom(NZ)
Lee-Anne McCall has contributed two articles to the first issue of The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine: one about the use of homoeopathy in first aid situations and another about the homoeopathic medicine Calendula. In issue 2, she wrote about the top homoeopathic remedies for burns.
A homeopath based in Auckland, New Zealand, Lee-Anne currently runs her homeopathic dispensary and clinic from a retail store in Ellerslie, Auckland.
The shop provides acute and chronic consultations on all health issues and fabulous homeopathic advice over the counter. As a mother herself, Lee-Anne is passionate about families having access to this simple and safe system of healthcare. Empowering others to be able to use this form of medicine in the home effectively is an important part of her practice.
The Healing Haven Homeopathic Dispensary
Contact: 66 Michaels Ave, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051
Phone: 571 0161
Amy McComb, BSc
Amy McComb is a traditional herbalist who collects her own plants and makes her own remedies. She apprenticed with renowned North American herbalist Susun Weed as well as studying with Native American traditional healers in Canada. Since emigrating to NZ in 2000, she has immersed herself in the study of the native plants (rongoa) of New Zealand. She contributed an article about Tanekaha to the third issue of the journal.
Rona Wang graduated from the Beijing University of TCM in 1983 and worked in the gynecology, obstetrics and neonatal care departments of major hospitals in Beijing before emigrating to Australia. She subsequently moved to New Zealand and opened Rona Wang’s Healing Centre in Birkenhead, Auckland in 1998. She also contributed to the education of NZ accupuncturists by lecturing at the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine. She currently lives in China.
Issue two of the journal features her article “Traditional Chinese Medicine for Endometriosis”.
Michael Sichel ND, DO
Michael Sichel is an Australian naturopath and osteopath and co-author of the book Good News for the Alphabet Kids: How to Reverse Learning and Behavioural Problems Without Drugs which outlines his successful approach to treating children with ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. (The book is reviewed in issue two of the journal. For issue three, Michael Sichel contributed the article “Is Fever Your Child’s Best Friend”.
Julie Smith has contributed a personal perspective about her mother’s death from breast cancer to the first issue of The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine. She works with children and young people who have learning disabilities. She is also the founder of the website www.offtheradar.co.nz on the controversy surrounding HPV vaccines.