Monthly Archives: April 2012

Feeling Radical

Feeling Radical

I woke up this morning wanting to do something RADICAL.  You know, like going to work naked, or eating a bowl of Weet-Bix.  In the end, the bowl of Weet-Bix won*.  Bring it on!

Thus fortified, let me tell you about some new arrivals in our store.

Firstly, you may remember me telling you a little about my new pH Balance product.  That was in December… Now, four months later, the stock is here AT LAST.  The dozen or so units I had available in December sold out in a matter of hours.  I have a little bit more in stock this time round, and now professionally manufactured.  This product is also available at select Clicks stores (though don’t ask me which ones, Clicks remains a mystery to me).  Our prices are better than theirs, though, and we also offer 5% discount on orders of 7 to 12 units and 10% off on orders of 13 or more units.

In a nutshell, the pH Balance product took me three years to perfect.  It works astonishingly well in gout (which it basically cures after two months of use), but also in any other disease state that increases the body’s acidity.  That basically means (1) any condition linked with chronic inflammation (e.g., arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome) or (2) any condition linked to muscle damage (e.g., cancer, diabetes, weight loss).  Coping with acid takes a lot of energy from the body. This leaves you feeling listless and tired.  The pH Balance product excretes acid via the urine, enabling the body to use its energy for better things, like healing.  You’ll be surprised by all your energy after even the first tablet of pH Balance.  Come to think of it, maybe that’s why I’m feeling a bit radical this morning Excuse me while I take off my shirt…

If you’re wondering how this product compares to “that other doctor’s base powder”, then the short answer is: This one knocks the socks off “that one”.  No comparison.  This one delivers what “that one” promises.

pH Balance is sold under the Vita-Aid brand and is available in bottles of 60 and 90 tablets.  You need 2 to 3 tablets daily to get the best effect.  You can buy it from our store by following the links below:

http://www.integrow.co.za/phbalance60/  or
http://www.integrow.co.za/phbalance90/

At the same time, and under the same Vita-Aid brand, I am launching Cardio Support and Sugar Balance.  Cardio Support is a novel mix of pH Balance ingredients and cancer bust (Sutherlandia species) that decreases cholesterol, reduces plaque formation and increases the strength of the heart muscle.  While it does NOT decrease blood pressure (you can’t have it all!!), it dramatically increases cardiac function.  You can buy it here:

http://www.integrow.co.za/cardiosupport/

Sugar Balance is specifically designed for type II diabetics.  It stabilises blood sugar levels and reverses some of the damage of high blood sugar levels.  You can find it here:

http://www.integrow.co.za/sugarbalance60/

And then, by popular demand…  Miracle mud.

I just managed to make another batch of MiraClay, also known as “miracle mud”.  It is made from clay I get from the magical Cedarberg mountains (which I will be visiting again this coming long weekend – yippee!).  The effect of this “mud” on wound healing is mind-boggling (as the name indicates).  It heals most new wounds in a matter of a day, or two days at most.  Chronic wounds take a bit longer, but the effect is still dramatic.  Insect bites and stings are relieved in two or three minutes.  If you put it on immediately after a burn (even a pretty severe burn), the area heals in hours, with no blistering.  It is available in pots of 10 ml (ideal for mommy’s hand bag!), 20 ml (for the bathroom cupboard) and 50 ml (for the whole family).  Stock is limited, so don’t snooze, or you might lose.  You can order here:

http://www.integrow.co.za/miraclay-10ml/
http://www.integrow.co.za/miraclay-20ml/
http://www.integrow.co.za/miraclay-50ml/

Note 1:  if the store accepts your order, then we have stock. Once stock runs out, the store will tell you so.

Note 2:  For best results on open wounds, (1) clean the wound, (2) apply the clay and then (3) cover with a plaster for 24 to 48 hours.

I’m working on even more interesting products, like a remarkable sport’s nutrition supplement and a natural “rescue remedy” (calming spray), to name but two.  Once these are ready to sell, I will let you know.

All these products were first tested on unsuspecting family members and are considered safe.  No animal experimentation!

Have a RADICAL day!

(Doc) Frank

* No actual bricks of Weet-Bix where harmed in the production of this totally organic email.

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CEO: Integrow Health (Pty) Ltd
www.integrow.co.za – Online wellness made easy

Sad News

Sad News

Since I sent my Easter newsletter a few days ago, a lot happened.  This morning (Malaysian time), my dear father-in-law passed away.  Mommy and Ami were at his side as “the tiger” quietly slipped away.  Please remember the Goh family in your prayers at this time.

Daddy’s funeral will take place in his hometown of Batu Pahat on Sunday afternoon.  I will not be able to get there in time, so the children and I will fondly remember Daddy / “Ah Gong” from a distance.

I received many responses to my Easter newsletter, wishing our family well. Though I have no time to respond to each of you, my dear friends and family members, know that I appreciate your concern.  Thank you for caring!

Let your everlasting love enfold us, o LORD, for in you alone is our hope. (Psalm 33).

In peace

Frank

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Dear Friends & Family

As I’m writing this, it is the evening of Easter Sunday.  The children are in bed but not yet asleep. Outside, the cold autumn rains announce the new season, an overnight shift from summer.

It’s been more than 15 months since my last mass email, so you can’t accuse me of spamming…  As you read on, you will see why I’ve been so quiet.  Someone once told me that life is like a roll of toilet paper: the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. By that reckoning, I must be nearing some sort of end. Our Christmas stockings are still hanging on the wall, suspended in the tension between the ghosts of Christmas Past and Christmas Yet To Come.  I think I will just leave them hanging there.

2011 was mostly a year of struggle and many sad good-byes. Most of the struggle involved a sluggish economy that kept my business within a feather’s throw of insolvency month after month. One plan after another failed and it was all I could do to keep on going on.  At least, things are a bit bettter in 2012.

Don’t get me wrong, I love working for myself (I think I have a great boss!) and I love doing what I’m doing (basically anything that helps set people free from the tyranny of medication). However, it’s hard to earn sustainable income with such a model and it is hard to persevere when all around shake their heads behind your back with that knowing “Don Quixote” look. Yes, mostly I’ve been tilting at mind-pills, such a big idol of our age. The belief that sanity (and happiness) can be found in a pill must surely be one of the most absurd religions mankind has invented.

Not that I am without pills myself, nor that herbal remedies are somehow ‘holier than thou’ simply because they are natural. There is a place for crutches in the healing process, but their comes a point when crutches no longer serve and may even delay healing. The wisdom to know when that point is reached is often sadly lacking among my colleagues, whether orthodox or heterodox therapists.

Enough philosophy. For me, 2011 was dominated by the unexpected stroke of my dear uncle Udo, my mother’s youngest brother.  He was looked after in a frail care centre in George, which allowed our children to get to know him better. Sunday lunches with Udo became a new family tradition, hauling the long-suffering Udo and his wheelchair with us to all sorts of destinations.  Eventually, his health collapsed and he died peacefully on 5 September.  A great loss to us who knew him.

During this time, Ami’s beloved Ah Ma (grandmother) also suffered a stroke and died. Ami had to fly back to the East at short notice. Fortunately, she could be of help to her Ah Ma during her last days and could bid her farewell.

June 15 saw the joyful birth of my first niece, baby Lily. A miracle child given to my sister Muchi, she has become a firm family favourite.

In late September, Ami undertook a long-since planned trip back to Taiwan with her mother and sister. It was the first time in 8 years that she returned to the land of her student years. Her erstwhile classmates are now all specialists, while Ami is still not quite registered as a ‘full’ doctor in South Africa. But none of them have three children, either… Or such a good-looking husband.

Speaking of children, Ludwig is now in Grade 1 at Holy Cross, a hybrid between a Catholic school and a public school. Mercifully, they seem to have united the best of both worlds. Ludwig loves nothing more than drawing and is a good artist (my definition of a good artist is anyone who can draw better than I can).  Last year, one of his pieces got an A+ at a regional competition, with encouraging feedback from the judges.  He told Little Otto, “When I’m big, I will have my own art shop and you and Kara can work for me.”  He often writes and illustrates his own story books, mostly completing an entire book in less than an hour from conception to completion.

Little Otto (as distinct from his grandfather, Big Otto) is still the same solid ball of exuberant joy. I don’t recall ever seeing him walk. Rather, like some sort of oversized bumble bee, he runs from one fascination to the next, finding joy, surprise and mirth in anything that crosses his path. Two years Ludwig’s junior, he is now in one of those pre-grade 1 thingies at Holy Cross and loving it.

Where Ludwig finds joy in two dimensional creativity, Little Otto finds it in three dimensions (read: Lego). Thanks to full programmes, they can only play Lego on weekends. Otto starts counting sleepies as soon as the box is packed away on Sunday night and has been known to wake me at 3 am on a Saturday morning, wanting to know if he can start playing Lego yet.  He is also exceptional at drawing, but his love lies in building complex structures.

At age three, Kara is now alone at home in the mornings, with Elma our beloved nanny.  Loving the kitchen, she has started her own little business called “Kara’s Kitchen”. Friday afternoons after I finish work, she and I walk from door to door in our neighbourhood, selling her wares (biscuits, jam tarts, pesto and more). She is doing so well that I took a bridging loan from her the other night (since repaid!).  She loves being the centre of attention after being in the shadow of the boisterous boys for so long.

We have continued hosting Bianca from time to time, though with Ami working most weekends, it hasn’t been possible as often as we would like.

Our biggest news for 2012 is that Ami is expecting our next child / children in October. As in the past, we won’t be discovering the gender before birth, but we’ll find out if there’s more than one before then. So far, the pregnancy has gone very well and Ami is bearing up under the stress of working long hours in the Emergency Centre (sometimes seeing more than 70 patients herself overnight).

Right now, however Ami is back in Malaysia, where her father suddenly became severely ill a few days ago. He is currently in ICU and struggling with multi organ failure.

By now, you probably understand why the Christmas socks are still hanging on the wall and why I haven’t sent any decent personal email to anyone for months and months. There is much more to tell, but I’m afraid my toilet roll is nearing its end..

Blessed Easter!

Frank & the Muller tribe