Natural Dietary Supplements
People will often try to figure out what vitamin supplements they need and supply them through a hit-and-miss method. Although sometimes they are fairly accurate about the deficiencies that exist in their bodies, most of the time they are not. A medical astrologer should especially check clients' intakes of vitamins A and D (both ruled by the Sun), since too much of the synthetic variety of these vitamins is toxic to the body. Futhermore, people with heart problems may be overdosing themselves with too much vitamin E. possibly causing further heart palpitations It is not surprising that many people who take heavy dosages of vitamin supplements do not feel any change from their previous conditions, when they were not taking vitamins. This lack of change may be caused by some toxicity within the body. Other people on first taking vitamins may feel mildly uplifted and then sluggish once again. And some people benefit greatly, only because their bodies are relatively healthy to begin...
Women also suffer the symptoms of a deficiency of calcium during menopause. Some women during menopause feel like they are going crazy and seek professional help many others suffer silently. But nutritional supplements may relieve the discomforts of menopause. Adelle Davis suggests that 5,000 units of vitamin D, 500 milligrams of magnesium and 2,000 milligrams of calcium will help women get through such periods of changing hormone levels without tranquilizers, therapists or silent tears.
For the Med-Scan technique to be successful a medical astrologer must first find out all he or she can about a client's present symptoms, medical history and eating, drinking and smoking habits as well as determine what drugs and or nutritional supplements the person is taking. One of the best methods for gathering this information is a systematic questionnaire. Figure 1 reproduces an abbreviated form of a questionnaire I use with my clients. In addition, I am providing an explanation for each of the questions to show how the questionnaire can help in ascertaining the root problems of a person's health.
I saw Ray in person on March 18, 1978, and outlined a program to help his heart, so long as his cardiologist agreed with the suggestions. Since Ray's doctor would not cooperate with the program I had recommended, Meg found another doctor willing to try my suggested nutritional supplements. From March through July Ray faithfully took multivitamin tablets plus supplements of vitamins E, A, D, C and B-12, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and zinc.
I then listed the nutritional supplements I felt she needed, telling her to have the list approved by a physician. I suggested she start taking vitamin E and zinc, both extremely helpful in restoring fertility. I also recommended vitamin A, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and pantothenic acid, all good for getting rid of vaginal yeast infections. I wrote down potassium as essential for her water-weight problem I felt she was water-retentive because her sodium-potassium exchange was out of balance. And I suggested an oiltype lecithin because two capsules with each meal work wonders for people who have no gallbladder or poor bile secretion or are susceptible to cholesterol type stones in their gallbladders oil-perle lecithin helps reduce bloating and gas during and after meals.
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS After physician's tests have confirmed which vitamins and minerals are indeed deficient, a medical astrologer in cooperation with the doctor must work out a program of suggested nutritional supplements that will be best for the person involved. And the medical astrologer must decide in what form the individual should take the nutrients.
Besides suggesting nutritional supplements, herbal and homeopathic remedies and specific diets, a medical astrologer may recommend that a client undergo some form of physical or mental therapy. One of the best forms of physical therapy I have found is massotherapy, the manipulation of the muscles to effect a cure. In more technical terms