How it all started

When our founder’s wife, Elsie developed a sudden craving for lettuce, he knew something was wrong. He couldn't find anything about lettuce craving, and precious little about lettuce and nutrition. Shortly after, Elsie spotted a dimple on the side of her breast that she hadn’t noticed before.

She went to the doctor. Meanwhile, Jim tried a different tactic for searching the Internet. "I put lettuce and cancer into the search this time. Within seconds I found something that sent the hairs on my neck tingling" he said. "Lettuce is rich in anti-cancer chemicals called suplhoraphanes that are currently being investigated as potential anti-cancer drugs. Instinctively I knew straight away she had a big problem."

He was right. She had breast cancer.

As soon as she had an operation, her craving for lettuce vanished. Her body somehow knew she needed lettuce and that got Jim investigating the multitude of health problems that reveal themselves early in subtle signs and symptoms, provided you know how to read the signs.

Unlike in Elsie’s case generally speaking when we get ill and go to see our doctor he will examine our symptoms and prescribe pharmaceutical drugs to control them. This is what we call symptom management medicine. In most cases this type of medicine never tackles the underlying sickness. It has been compared to giving pain killers over and over again to someone with a broken leg without actually ever resetting the bone. Unfortunately disease states can also present with multiple symptoms which tend to mystify even the best of doctors. This often results in a compromise diagnosis being made and drugs are again prescribed to control the symptoms without finding out what the causes are. In fact new medical conditions or “labels” are being invented all the time because the common causes to many modern illnesses are not being identified properly.

Unlike infectious diseases which dominated medicine until the advent of the 20th century the causes of many modern illnesses and disease states are increasingly being found to depend on a three-way interaction between biochemical individuality owed to genetics, dietary and lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental toxins. Serious genetic diseases are often simple to identify but smaller faults like genetic polymorphisms resulting from biodiversity and variation in the human population can adversely affect the way the body functions making it run less efficiently without causing full blown disease. For instance a polymorphism might make an enzyme responsible for catalysing the chemical reactions in the body run more slowly without stopping it altogether, or a receptor in the brain less sensitive to a chemical messenger without interrupting the message completely or prevent an ion channel from opening and closing as well making cells communicate less efficiently. Accumulations of these genetic polymorphisms can result in a general lowering of the “gain” in body’s signalling pathways and a tendency towards health problems.

The human body is genetically very robust, fighting against a series of insults, to maintain normal function. This is called homoeostasis, defined as “The ability of an organism to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes”. This means that the organs and systems within the body will alter and compensate if it witnesses adverse conditions. But then there are limits to this compensation, when the assault is too severe, the body simply begins to degenerate and illness sets in.

For instance when poor diet and lifestyle factors are added to the mix such as a lack of exercise, consumption of excess sugars, refined carbohydrates and monosodium glutamate (MSG), abuse of substances like alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and recreational drugs, overuse of prescription drugs like antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anti-acids and steroids or living in over-worked and high stress environments, then illness can be the result. If such an individual is also chronically exposed to environmental contaminants like mercury, fluoride, pesticides, hydrocarbons, solvents, industrial toxins or electromagnetic radiation then serious disease can take a hold.

A whole laundry list of the “big” modern diseases which were rarely seen in centuries gone by result from this three-way interaction such as autism and Aspergers syndrome, ADHD, anxiety disorders, clinical depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FMS), hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, allergies, asthma, chronic skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis etc, candidiasis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohns, gastritis, colitis, auto-immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), coeliac disease, Addison’s disease, diabetes mellitus, amylotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and systemic lupus erythromatosus (SLE), sciatica, myasthenia gravis, sleep disorders, epilepsy, learning difficulties, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. And the list is expanding.

This is why we developed the QMH diagnostic and treatment service. Whether you are just feeling “out of sorts,” are ill or suffering with disease our sophisticated diagnostic service quickly identifies the actual hidden causes to your illness and recommends the appropriate medical cure whilst offering a custom tailored regime of temporary medicines to manage symptoms until the sickness is completely resolved. Our symptom management regimes have been developed by a pharmacologist and are safe, effective and non-dependence forming acting to work with the body’s own healing processes without introducing anything that is not ordinarily present in the food chain. They draw upon his extensive working clinical knowledge base of nutritional medicine, megavitamin therapy, intravenous nutrient therapy, orthomolecular medicine, chelation therapy, hormone therapy, phytomedicine and herbalism without recourse to less scientific methods.

How the expert system works

How the expert system works: This isn’t a set list of questions with a score at the end, like you might have seen elsewhere.

Everybody is different, so you’d expect each consultation to be unique. And it is, thanks to our highly intelligent expert algorithm developed together with our painstaking levels of research. The expert system follows your replies to focus relentlessly on your own issues, probing and checking your answers, making a positive diagnosis in an optimum number of questions. A method your doctor might use in a verbal consultation. You don't need to worry about the sensitivity of your answers either, because the algorithm will keep check of your score, but the data we store can't be traced back to your individual answers.

If you take the full consultation, the expert system will probe even deeper for maximum accuracy, reinforcing each category with second and third-order questions taken from over 1,400 carefully researched indicators for health and disease, to pinpoint any deficiencies. Then it will guide you with expert advice and suggested Then it will guide you with expert advice and suggested curative and palliative treatment regimes. Repeat the consultation straight away and you’ll be asked different questions, but your results will be broadly similar whatever route the expert system has chosen for you. We recommend you take the consultation every 3 months to monitor your progress.