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Possible Thyroid Nodule3/19/2017Eric Brandt
  Q: I'm a 51 y/o female who was put on Synthroid for about 3 years along with many other prescribed ...
  A: The supplements would not help. On the contrary, kelp could make things worse. Kelp contains iodine ...
ALT levels2/16/2017Peter Melamed PhD
  Q: I had another question that I was hoping that you could give me your opinion on... My ALT levels ...
  A: Steve! If the person does not use alcohol, the high level of the blood liver enzymes typically ...
Low Testosterone2/15/2017Peter Melamed PhD
  Q: Can you please give me any pointers on how to raise testosterone naturally? I am big on supplements ...
  A: Steve! I do not know your age, medical date, eating habits, alcohol, etc. Therefore, I cannot give ...
Herbal approach to deal with prostatitis2/14/2017Eric Brandt
  Q: I'm a 22 years old male. After suffering from voiding difficulties that are obstructive as well as ...
  A: This is a puzzle. The first thing that comes to mind is that you are very underweight and possibly ...
Herbal approach to deal with prostatitis2/14/2017Peter Melamed PhD
  Q: Peter! I'm a 22 years old male. After suffering from voiding difficulties that are obstructive as ...
  A: Nicholas! Two things you have now: chronic prostatitis and dysbiosis that causing by antibiotics. I ...
Bp medicine1/24/2017Eric Brandt
  Q: My bp was 152/102. I'm a non smoker. They ran all kinds of tests and everything checked ok. I do ...
  A: The drug monograph describes diarrhea as a side effect. However, in my 38 years of practice I have ...
Acid Reflux/Rosacea1/24/2017Tonja Wells
  Q: I’ve had a cough for over ten years. I have never smoked anything in my life. I’ve been to multiple ...
  A: I would start a food diary. If food makes your heart pound faster that can mean you are having an ...
glaucoma1/15/2017Ronda Snow, Ph.D.
  Q: do you know of any natural treatment to treat and/or prevent glaucoma naturally? thanks
  A: This is a complicated answer in several parts, so please hang in there with me, ok? First, Glaucoma ...
conceiving1/6/2017Tonja Wells
  Q: hi i am 29 i had stopped taking birth control in july and i still aam not pregnant i have one child ...
  A: I grew up in Missouri. Their can be several reasons you are not pregnant yet. Do you know for sure ...
Trying to help a friend in need12/30/2016Jeff Cooper
  Q: Cooper, I have a friend who I have known for about 3 years now. I met him through another friend ...
  A: First, I would like to commend you for being open minded enough to try to help a friend in ways ...
Trying to help a friend in need12/30/2016Peter Melamed PhD
  Q: Melamed, I have a friend who I have known for about 3 years now. I met him through another friend ...
  A: Steve! I consider you are very kind person who wants to help other people. Homeless behavior is the ...
Yoga for hypertension12/5/2016Shashank Shekhar Pandey
  Q: I am a diabetic since last 7 years and my bp is slightly increasing now. It is 140/90. If it goes ...
  A: Do Suksham Vyayam. After that do deep breathing Pranayams such as Bhastrika, Anulome-vilome and ...
Asafoetida (Hing) ?11/25/2016Shashank Shekhar Pandey
  Q: I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, that presents as very painfull and prominant abdominal ...
  A: People, in India, use/consume a little bit of asafetida on a daily basis by adding it to curries and ...
Sjogren's Syndrome11/19/2016Tonja Wells
  Q: I was diagnosed with Sjogren's in 2013 when I suddenly began getting hand inflammation and dry ...
  A: You always want to make sure you take a quality D3 and you might personally need K2 with it. You ...
Any treatment11/7/2016Shashank Shekhar Pandey
  Q: Hey Shashank Ji, Pleasure writing to you. I've been facing a very unconventional problem for the ...
  A: Have you visited Vaidya Devendra Dev Triguna in Delhi? I advise you to visit Vaidya Devendra Dev ...
a real thought broadcaster11/3/2016Jeff Cooper
  Q: I am a real thought broadcaster. My thougts and five senses are transmitted to people around me for ...
  A: I am not sure that I completely understand what you are describing. You thoughts and 5 senses? ...
Tooth abscess and dead root10/31/2016Sharon Erdrich
  Q: I went to a new Dentist today for a second opinion about a painful tooth. In short, the Dentist ...
  A: It's usual for the dentist to want to "save the tooth - at all costs" (yours of course)! I am leery ...
Early 40's with borderline low testosterone10/26/2016Sharon Erdrich
  Q: I am a male in my early 40's. I am an avid body builder (no steroids) and I believe that I take care ...
  A: First issue is "why is your testosterone low"? There are a number of natural/botanical options but I ...
Herbs or natural remedies for infected tooth10/26/2016Eric Brandt
  Q: I have an issue with a tooth and it has been causing me some pain. I went and saw my Dentist this ...
  A: My thought are that you should complete the course of antibiotic prescribed and follow you dentist's ...
Infected tooth and abscess10/26/2016Peter Melamed PhD
  Q: I have an issue with a tooth and it has been causing me some pain. I went and saw my Dentist this ...
  A: Steve! If you have the infected inflammation on the end of the root of your tooth, you need to open ...
Storing herbal supplement10/11/2016Kindred Beisinger penname K D Elizabeth Beisinger
  Q: Hey I was wondering the best way to store a powdered herbal supplement. I know ppl who freze it in ...
  A: Both methods you have mentioned are good. I use canning jars with sealing lids and moisture ...
Coumarin in cinnamon and cassia teas.10/11/2016Sharon Erdrich
  Q: I know the difference between cassia and the other forms of cinnamon. Through basic internet ...
  A: I'm not sure where you got your info, but coumarin is very soluble in ether, diethyl ether, ...
Naturally calming medications9/20/2016Sharon Erdrich
  Q: My 4 year old son is sooo busy, he has been taken to Doctors who have so far ruled out ADHD or any ...
  A: The very best of the calming herbs for children are chamomile and lemon balm. Make a herbal tea ...
concern about inexplicable pain7/26/2016Dr. Noah Edvalson
  Q: i do not know if this would be within your preview, but i have been, sadly, perusing the internet ...
  A: This type of severe pain without a clear explanation/cause requires a further workup. You should ...
Can I avoid a root canal?6/29/2016Sharon Erdrich
  Q: I have had a sore tooth for about a year. My Dentist has filled a large cavity and said the root may ...
  A: This is always a difficult decision. The dentist's objective is to "save the tooth" at all costs! ...
Folic acid6/23/2016Tonja Wells
  Q:
  A: I can only suggest taking the recommended amount unless their is a health issues that otherwise ...
constipation5/23/2016Jayne Boyle
  Q: I don't know if this is in your field.i am 83 and always constipated.have moderate kidney ...
  A: Yes have you tried fiber. It's amazing. It comes Ina powdered for . You put in water and drink ...
Books4/27/2016Sharon Erdrich
  Q: My father is trying to put together a disaster kit. He would like a book about alternative medicine. ...
  A: You are quite right - this is an enormous area. Many of the resources are designed for clinicians, ...
Book Question4/27/2016Peter Melamed PhD
  Q: I am looking for a book about healing using herbs, vitamins, and such. Or I guess what is called ...
  A: There is a book “Prescription for Nutritional Healing” by Phyllis A.Balch, CNC. You may find it on ...
Hair loss4/13/2016Peter Melamed PhD
  Q: I saw that you deal in nutritional supplementation and are a holistic practitioner. I am a man who ...
  A: Your question is worth of millions of dollars. Male alopecia deepens on many genetic, hormonal, ...
Can you beat thinning hair naturally?4/13/2016Sharon Erdrich
  Q: I am a male in my early 40's and have thinning hair. I wondered what your opinion was on whether I ...
  A: some benefit may be gained by using natural hair tonics made with essential oils. There is some ...
Difference Between Drugs and Herbs4/2/2016Sharon Erdrich
  Q: What would you say is the difference between how herbs and pharmaceutical drugs work? I've come up ...
  A: Not too hard, just too demanding on my time to give you a full and proper answer. Some of your ...
Low ferritin question3/25/2016Peter Melamed PhD
  Q: I recently had some blood work done and it shows that my ferritin levels are at 13. My doctor seems ...
  A: It's hard to say what reason is and what the consequence is. You have many symptoms of the hidden ...
Uterine issues3/24/2016Jayne Boyle
  Q: I am a 32 year old female, 5'7" ht currently at 67 kg odd. All my twenties i was at 56kg or so and ...
  A: It's possibly to resolve but with extreme measures. Diet should be 80 percent veggies mostly raw, ...
Difference Between Herbs and Drugs?3/7/2016Eric Brandt
  Q: What is the difference between how herbs and pharmaceutical drugs work? I've come up with the ...
  A: A) False. Drugs sometimes have moe than one active ingredient. B) False. Drugs sometimes have ...
Neem For Diabetes3/7/2016Milan Mehta
  Q: Is neem beneficial in helping with diabetes? What is the best way of taking neem - capsules, tea ...
  A: Regret delay in replying. Neem definately works on Diabetic patients. There are hundreds of Food / ...
liver size increased2/26/2016Milan Mehta
  Q: Sir I have perfomed test of my blood in routine my LFT came out Cholesterol 225 triglycerides 372 ...
  A: Regret delay in replying. Since you are open to Alternative medicines, My best suggestion is that ...
foods/herbs/supplements/to fight bronchitis2/21/2016Ask Suz
  Q: A lady Doctor diagnosed me with Acute bronchitis. You are right when you mentioned before I have a ...
  A: you ask, "Are there other foods, herbs or supplements I should try to fight off bronchitis and to ...
Betaine HCl and Birth Control2/18/2016Peter Melamed PhD
  Q: I have been taking Betaine HCl recently for digestive problems (Thorne Research with 520mg betaine ...
  A: I like your question. I presume that you take good care of yourself. Let me start by end. You’re ...
Female struggling to lose weight2/13/2016Sharon Erdrich
  Q: I’m a 40 year old female and experience high levels of exhaustion. I work full time and I’m often ...
  A: It can be very frustrating, dealing with exhaustion! Firstly, I would recommend you get a proper ...

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I have MD degree and decades of the experience in holistic medicine, acupuncture, herbs, cleansing techniques’, diet and drinking healing mineral water, nutritional supplementation and hypnosis. I think, I can answer many questions in the area of non-drug treatment of various chronic diseases, especially gastrointestinal disorders. I am a holistic practitioner at Biotherapy Clinic in San Francisco, California http://www.biotherapy-clinic.com/

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I worked as an MD (anesthesiology, intensive care, gastroenterology, Men’s health, etc) in USSR. PhD in Western Medicine. Alternative medicine practitioner in the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic in San Francisco for 20 years.

Publications
I published many articles in internet and EBook: "Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You" 550 pages and more than 300 references. References 1. Peter Melamed, Ph.D., Felix Melamed, LAc, MSTCM. EBook Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You. Publisher Biotherapy, Inc, September 2014 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236176#/longdescr 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 http://pancreas.imedpub.com/chronic-metabolic-acidosis-destroys-pancreas.pdf 3. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Short Review of Our Work - "Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas" with Focus on the Functional Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2015 Jul 08; 16(4):365-368 http://pancreas.imedpub.com/short-review-of-our-work--chronic-metabolic-acidosis-destroys-pancreas-with-focus-on-the-functional-exocrine-pancreatic-disorders.pdf 4. Peter Melamed, PhD, and Felix Melamed, MS. Acidity Kills the Pancreas. Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine. August/September 2015, p. 74-80 http://www.townsendletter.com/AugSept2015/acid0815.html 5. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. The Role of the Metabolic Acidosis in the Development of Chronic Pancreatitis. SM Group (USA) Chronic Pancreatitis: Recent Advances. 2015, Aug 10 http://www.smgebooks.com/chronic-pancreatitis/chapters/CP-15-01.pdf

Education/Credentials
In U.S Acupuncture CA license and National Certification Commission for Acupuncture. RN CA license

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