Sunday, 22 December 2013




You don't have to be a partner in this statistic! This year, choose to adopt healthier lifestyle habits DURING the Festive Season! You may not lose much weight - but you don't need to gain any. And, when the New Year arrives, you will already be on the right track toward your best body ever in 2012!

Going into the festive season it will help to mentally prepare and make decisions beforehand. Why wait to new years day to make commitments – by then you are 3 or 4 kg heavier. Think and believe you can eat, enjoy and feel better by eating and drinking in moderation. Visualize yourself fit and feeling great. If it's to look better, imagine yourself confident and wearing the dress that you always wanted to fit into.

As part of your motivation – remember what it feels like after overeating (and drinking) the feeling of a bloated tummy and being overfull and uncomfortable. Drinking lots of liquid with food waters down your digestion so you not only feel uncomfortable but this causes tummy issues as well.

Tips to avoid the festive weight -gain

· Eat before you go to your Lunch or Dinner so you won't be so hungry that you grab anything and everything. This stops your blood sugar from dropping and you then can have control over your hunger. You can still enjoy the meal but you will be in control. I suggest something light e.g. Celery and carrots dipped in hummus or avocado dip. A protein shake or rice crackers with tomato and a small slice of low fat cheese can give you the willpower you need to choose the best choices of food on offer and not to overeat. Having a light, low carbohydrate breakfast and lunch on the same day can help ensure that your calorie intake won't be too much. Another option, eat a banana on the way to the meal!

  • You will have choices – so choose the healthiest ones. If you happen to be the one to organize the venue, or are entertaining at home– choose the option that offers good healthy choices. I suggest trying soups (no cream), grilled or baked fish with vegetables or salad, and fruit salad for sweets (always avoiding the cream). Instead of a bowl of lollies, cakes, chips or chocolates for guests, why not have a bowl of strawberries (with coconut cream), cherries or grapes? For drinks; try a bottle of non– alcoholic grape juice. If you drink alcoholic wine choose an organic wine, as it has less chemicals and will be better for you.
  • Rule of thumb – choose proteins like meat instead of sweets, breads, pasta. Best meats are fish, turkey, and chicken. Have these with salads and vegetables - Char grilled vegetables are delicious ~ a platter of mixed grilled vegetables look great and can be done on the BBQ.
  •    Alcohol and soft drinks will add weight to your body. Both are high GI and soft drinks   have about 7 teaspoons of sugar per can.
  •    Use a smaller plate
  • Don't keep picking at leftovers – take some home for the next day may help?
  • Be the life of the party and socialize – talk – dance and keep away from the food and    burn up some energy = fat.

The Hangover ‘Cure’?!       

If you choose to drink – then at least have some understanding on what you are doing to your body. I suggest you put into place some really good counter measures, to help your body survive and to save some of those brain cells.

  • The one true way to avoid a hangover is to avoid or limit the amount alcohol you consume.
  • The ethanol contained in alcoholic has a dehydrating effect which causes headaches, dry mouth and tiredness. Internally this puts pressure on your kidneys and liver.

  • This chemical reactions along with additives and preservatives in alcohol drinks do affect your body in short and long term. There are organic wines that are a healthier alternative and will lessen the hangover symptoms. One reaction is that the liver’s ability to supply glucose to tissues is interfered with, in particular to the brain. Glucose is responsible for the brain’s energy and this disruption often results in fatigue, headaches, feeling weak, mood changes and memory and concentration.

  • Smokers and even some non-smokers tend to smoke more when they are drinking and this can lead to nicotine poisoning which will also worsen hangovers.
  • The more you drink in a short time span, the worse your hangover will be. Binge drinking is particularly harmful to your health and likely to result in severe hangover.

The Counter Measures for Preventing Hangovers!

  1. Preparation – before and during your drinking is the best time to help. If you do this then the hangover will be definitely less. A young naturopath colleague who admits to indulging in wine on occasions says “I guarantee the preparation will stop most hangovers”.
  2. Take a Liver herb 2-3 days before and before you go out and when you arrive home. You can buy liver herbal tonics containing St. Mary Thistle (Silymarin).
  3. Drink Lots of water.  Rule of thumb when drinking alcohol and coffee is to consume one glass of water after every glass or cup you drink. If you add a ½ squeezed lemon to the water or green tea – this will help you maintain some alkalinity to your stomach and aid your detox.
  1. When your stomach is empty, alcohol is absorbed more quickly, which intensifies its effects. Eating a plentiful dinner that includes meat, vegetables and fruits, is very wise.
  2. An electrolyte drink will help before and after as your minerals will be depleted. I prefer a powder form from health shops or naturopath to be the strongest dosages therefore the best. However the Gatorade type drinks are helpful.
  3. Take a B vitamin and vitamin C
  4. Avoid coffee before – during and after as this dehydrates you more.
  5. Caution - given the dehydration and associated increase in blood pressure after a "night out", a strenuous workout isn't generally the recommended "recovery" practice. However a lazy swim or walk is beneficial.  As is sleeping in.

After The Party Is Over.

January is the time for the Daniels diet Detox
join me in doing this - i will be posting a Day by Day support
see you in the new year (God willing)


Thursday, 12 December 2013

HO HO HO - Laughter is like a Medicine

Merry Christmas

It is Christmas time and we often hear Father Christmas saying 'Ho HO HO'....
Let me tell you something very interesting about laughing and being happy. Laughter stimulate our immune system, boosts our serotonin (feel good hormone). and is very good for our health.

I love it when modern Science proves the Bible is right. 
The Bible says;

A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones. Proverbs 17:21-22
 Do not be sad for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:9-11

A well known researcher in this area of “the science of happiness” was Norman Cousins, who in 1964 was diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disease. After being given a one in 500 chance of recovery, Cousins created his own laughter therapy program, which he claims was the key to his ultimate recovery.
Cousins founded the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology and his book, Anatomy of an Illness, was made into a TV movie in 1984

Your Brain Is Connected to Your Immune System

According to studies done in the 1980s and early 1990s - it revealed that your immune system and brain are actually wired together:

“Portions of the nervous system connect with immune-related organs such as the thymus and bone marrow, and immune cells have receptors for neurotransmitters, suggesting that there is crosstalk.”
On the other hand the Bible is also proven right when it tells us; 'But a broken spirit dries the bones. Proverbs 17:21-22'

The evidence that stress, worry and anxiety is very harmful to your health is undisputed.
The bible teaches and encourages us to 'Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  Philippians 4: 5-7)

[ Do Not Worry ] “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? ... Mathew 6:24-34

There are many studies supporting the belief that people with an upbeat and positive perspective tend to be healthier and enjoy longer lives. Those people who have the tendency to always expect the worst was linked to a 25 percent higher risk of dying before the age of 65 (2). You would say these people have anxiety and stress issues.

  • I also believe that factors such as diet and exercise can play a significant role. It’s hard to feel happy when you’re not feeling well physically.
  • It reminds me of one of my old Bob Marley songs - 'Don't worry be happy'

My Christmas tip is to have more Ho Ho HO and be Happy, don't worry or stress. Enjoy Christmas for what it is; the Birth of our Savior - the Lord Jesus Christ. Now that is something to be happy about.

If you are worried about getting too thin this Christmas AVOID the salad tray: In fact, if you see any salad, go straight to the Christmas pudding.

They are sure to fatten you up. Ho Ho Ho ( once a year attempt of humour)

Merry Christmas 
Philip Bridgeman ND, BSc.

(1) (Scientific America November 27, 2013)
(2) Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2000 Feb; 75(2): 133-4

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Philippine disaster close to home?

Hello and I pray you are having a Blessed Day.

First the Sad News But we can help!  the filipinos

Everyone by now would have heard of the disaster in the Philippines. My wife Kriste's family happen to live in the devastation area in Leyte. Her home town is Bay- Bay a fishing village about one and 1/2 hour drive from Tacloban city which was the city featured on most of the news bulletins. It took over 3 days of concern/stress and prayer before Kriste could contact her parents and family, because all communication was down. They were all safe- praise GodHowever the problem of food and medical supplies is very low and looting and robbery is happening

So I am sending out a request for funds through my ministry. All funds raised will go 100% to this small village Bay Bay. Most of the world aid going in to the Philippines is going to the bigger cities and nothing is filtering through to smaller towns. These funds will be used for food and essentials and distributed to the local area by Kriste’s parents. Kriste and I will support her family, so all donations will go to the rest of the area.
We can make a difference and save lives. Every $100  raised can buy a lot of food in the Philippines. 

If you are led to donate – you can send any money to my PayPal account or if you prefer to direct bank transfer to my personal bank account. Karen – the treasurer for my ministry will monitor all donations and will make sure all money (100 %) is sent to the Philippines as stated. You will receive receipts and an update of what the money has done in the lives of these people. Any questions please let me know.

Paypal Account.
Contact me personally for my bank transfer details. 

 Now the good news.

God is Restoring His Natural Health plan to His people. Teaching these principles is my mandate or ‘calling’ in life. I am answering that call by writing a series of books and going wherever I am invited to run seminars. So if your church or community group is interested contact me.

Also locally in Perth I am running fortnightly open meetings to anyone interested in hearing this message. Anyone interested in being healed and set free of sickness and disease. Plus living a longer healthier life and working with Jesus for your health. The meetings are held outside church buildings so that everyone and anyone can feel free to come.
Last night was the first Wisdom for Health and Healing group meeting. Already there is positive feedback from people who are receiving the teaching.

The next meeting – The 7 secrets to losing weight – is on Tuesday the 26th at 7 pm (contact me for details on the venue.)

More Good News.

In February 2014 I am running a special teaching course – to instruct anyone interested in becoming a Daniels Diet Teacher in their church or community. You will need to come to Perth for the first teaching. If you are interested at all contact me for more information.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


By: Philip Bridgeman

If you or your family eat regularly (more than once a month) food such as ham, bacon hot dogs, salami and sausages?  You are 44% more likely to die prematurely. I say this as an encouragement to change your eating habits.  I suggest you eat more fish, turkey, beans or lentils.

Cancer risk higher among people who eat more processed meat

People who eat a lot of processed meat such as  ham, bacon, sausages and burgers run a greater risk of premature death and developing conditions such as cancer and heart disease, research shows.

The study, which included data from 448,568 people in 10 European countries, including the UK, found that the biggest consumers of processed meat were 44% more likely to die prematurely from any cause than those who ate little of it. High levels of consumption increased the risk of death from heart disease by 72% and cancer by 11%.(1)

70 % of all illness relates back to what we either eat or don't eat. This is why my ministry vision statement is... " Restoring God's Natural Health Plan". 

The average Australian, American & NZ diet, comprises 70-75% of non-essential food and it only takes approximately 25% of non- essential foods to cause ill health

Sickness is rarely blamed on diet and lifestyle, but it should!

We have to learn how to survive into this century. We need to work with Jesus for your health and Healing, not against Him. That is my calling and ministry - to teach how to do that.

The Good News

God has a counter balance to all the sickness and diseases. I am talking about lifestyle, about being good stewards of our body. Being healthy in Spirit, soul and physical body. True holistic health care. Part of God’s provision and counterbalance is in His food. One example is the common cabbage - Cabbage has 49 bio-active beneficial substances including vitamin U

The Plan

This plan includes universal principles that if you don’t follow them there is a consequence and lack of knowledge or ignoring them does not exempt you from that consequence.

It’s important that we understand that God has placed Principles of Health to live by while we are on earth. They are Universal and apply to everyone.

You see - If you eat fresh uncontaminated (healthy) food, drink clean water, do enough exercise and sleep soundly 6-8 hours daily, and have good stress management techniques, are happy and laugh a lot –you are obeying the Universal Principles of Health. You are following Gods Health and Dietary plan, which will result in you prospering in physical, emotional and spiritual health.

 God has created natural foods to be the only true source of our internal repair and energy supply. The specific properties found only in fruit, vegetables , nuts and seeds are so powerful that they fight - and often win - the war against cancer, ageing and most disease.

 Every colour in every food type from God’s garden has a biochemical health benefit
 1)  Protection – there are many varieties of antioxidants.
 2)  Vitamins and minerals.
 3)  Phyto-nutrients, including phyto-hormones (phyto meaning in Greek ‘plant’).
 4)  Hundreds of different compounds and biologically active substances, many of which we are still discovering.
5)  Fibre – protein – unrefined carbs.


I am currently writing books and Seminars - so if you are interested contact me at any time. You may even want to get me to come to your church - i will.

Currently if you want to learn more - my books are all designed to help you.
Your Resources - Books in Print - to teach you Gods Health Plan and change your life.

1. Daniels Diet  ( Pure and Real - Time tested Diet) 
2. Daniels Lifestyle Diet
3. The Six Week Low Carb Diet 
4. Quick & Easy Meals - for the Busy Women
5. '5 Common Foods that Cause Bloating Stomach and Embarrassing Flatulence'
6. Are You Tired, Lethargic and cant Lose Weight.

More on Gods Health Plan next blog

Until then be blessed
Philip Bridgeman ND. BSc.

 (1) Panaxea health report.Oct 02, 2013

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Part 2 of 'Cancer has a Sweet Tooth"

Steps we can all take to help Prevent Cancer

Last BLOG i spoke of how 'Sugar is addictive with many people and - Cancer cells are addicted to sugar!'Now i want to encourage you to understand what foods,lifestyle and environmental toxins we can avoid to help us live a longer and healthier life. 

 1. Avoid being Overweight

Many people do not realize the connection between obesity and other diseases such as heart disease or cancer. Its true that obese women are 60 % more likely to develop some form of cancer than non obese women. 

One of the links between obesity and breast cancer in particular is estrogen. Many breast cancers are driven by excess estrogen, and many don't realize that this hormone is produced in your fat tissue. Therefore , the more body fat you have, the more estrogen you’re likely to produce, which could contribute to the formation of breast cancer. Obese men also produce estrogen from there excess fat. The driving force behind being overweight, of course, is your diet, and fast food, high in trans fats and sugar, is a major contributor to obesity.

2. Avoid Monosodium glutamate (MSG),

a common salt additive placed in Chinese food,may cause stomach cancer, according to a study by researchers at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute.

3. Avoid Processed Foods as much as you can. 

Approximately 90 percent of the money Americans ( and Aussies) spend on food is spent on processed foods. Processed foods as i see it are “dead foods” and devoid of any natural nutrition. Research shows that they can also be loaded with potentially carcinogenic substances. They discovered that a cancer-causing chemical called acrylamide is created when carbohydrate-rich foods are cooked at high temperatures, whether baked, fried, roasted, grilled or toasted. I recommend that you limit processed foods and increase the amount of whole, raw foods in your diet. Aim for 75-80 percent of non processed food in your own diet. Generally the chemical is formed when food is heated enough to produce a fairly dry and “browned” surface. Some foods that spring to mind are:
  • Potatoes: chips, French fries
  • Grains: bread crust, toast, roasted breakfast cereals 
  • Coffee; roasted coffee beans and ground coffee powder. this does include alternate coffee products.
 It seems you are  far less likely to ingest dangerous levels of acrylamide when you eat home-cooked foods compared to industrially or restaurant-prepared foods. My best advice is to avoid overcooking your food. This includes oils as when oil reaches a certain temperature they create free radicals which damages our cells.

Next blog I will be giving more information on how God has given us a counterbalance against cancer...

Until then be blessed
Philip Bridgeman ND. BSc.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Daniels Diet Seminar


This is a specific Blog to let you know I am holding a 3 hour seminar on ‘Daniels Diet’
The Seminar will contain the following Segments plus much more.

1.      Why do Christians get sick. 
2. Whats in it for me ( plenty)
3.      The Power of Food – Why we should Eat Better Foods
4.      The good news - Gods Counterbalance to Sickness
6.      Take control of your own health
7.      Emotional cravings for sweets explained and changed
8.      Daniels Diet explained
In Daniel 1:15-16 the Bible says, ‘Well, at the end of the ten days, Daniel and his three friends looked healthier and better nourished than the youths who had been eating the food supplied by the king! So, after that the steward fed them only vegetables and water, without the rich foods and wines!’ (TLB)
Daniel had just proven how amazingly powerful a 10-day cleansing diet really was. And today, 2500 years later, it is just as powerful.


New Life Christian College, 110 Rockingham Rd, Hamilton Hill Perth Australia
Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 2:00pm until 5:00pm
COST: $5 per person.

FREE - There will be Free vegetable juice tasting and healthy food sampling;

PLUS; 2 Free consultations with Philip - for lucky ticket holders value $99.00 each.
If you cannot make it and for all over seas readers– there will be video and CD available for purchase.

I encourage you to come along because it will…
Help You
}  lose weight
}  get more energy (overcome tiredness)
}  detoxify your body
}  clear your mind & sharpen your concentration
}  restores a good acid/alkaline balance to your body
}  stimulates the proper functions of organs and tissue
}  stabilize your emotions
}  recognize and overcome food allergies & addictions
}  overcome hypoglycemia ( sugar problems)
}  improve your skin and hair texture
}  regain & maintain your health
}  help prevent cancer and other diseases
}  enhance you spiritually
}  Save your life

Look forward to seeing you there


Sunday, 21 July 2013

Cancer has a Sweet Tooth

Hello and I trust you are having a Blessed Day.

Cancer is a very complex disease - however we can do lots of things to help prevent and even help treat it. Be encouraged that God has put into place counter balances to all the negative things we hear about everyday in the media, including cancer.

Today i want to reveal to you one of the main drivers of cancer. 
General speaking i see that a lack of understanding about the causes and what drives cancer contributes to a huge fear of this disease.
My aim is to demystify some aspects of cancer,  so by understanding it more you will be empowered and know that there is something we can do about it, to get proactive and not just wait and hope we are going to be OK. You see cancer is not a virus or disease that manifests overnight or in the short term. It generally takes a long time (years) to manifest and needs the correct environment to survive and grow. This means if we start now we can put some things into place that will help us prevent and fight it. 

Cancer is something that touches us all in some way ( i am attending a family members funeral this week, they died of cancer). In fact one in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 85 and Cancer is expected to increase by 45% over the next 20 years. This means we need to arm ourselves with the tools or information to be able to Resist it, and change these negative stats.

Cancer as i see it, is a disease of modern civilization (since the industrial revolution it has been a common disease, interestingly there was very little before then). This tells me loud and clear that we need to take some 'modern' out of our lives. My book Daniels Diet ( soon called - Pure and Real the Time Tested diet) teaches on how to do this in detail.

Cancer has a Sweet Tooth

If you have read my books you would know that I think eating sugar is worse than smoking cigarette’s to your health. Why? 
Because you don’t have to be aged 18 to be able to buy them. There are no restrictions on sugar and refined carbohydrate intake. We give sugar to our children and babies and a majority of people simply don't realize or care to stop this self abuse.
  •  Sugar is addictive with many people - Cancer cells are addicted to sugar!

There is more and more evidence now that shows SUGAR feeds cancer. Therefore stopping sugar and cutting right back on refined carbohydrate intake (which amounts to the same as eating sugar); should be a core part of any cancer management or preventative treatment along with other diet and lifestyle issues.

It works something like this - When cancer cells form in our body they needs a good blood supply and its own type of food to survive and grow. This is a huge key - cancer cells like certain foods and hate other types of foods.  Sugar is one of its favorite food choices. So it stands to reason that if we cut off the actual foods that help grow cancer it will starve, shrivel up and die. This should be one of the main aims and factors with cancer treatments and prevention.

The next part of the plan is to eat foods that cancer hates and can’t utilize to grow. If fact there are many foods that God has created for us that fight against cancer at any stage. There are counterbalances designed in nature that we need to know about and do it to win this fight.

To summarize – IF you eat the GOOD foods and IF you stop eating the BAD  foods that cancer or disease needs to thrive on, you can expect good things to take place; as both treatment and prevention. Combine a healthy lifestyle with Prayer and positive faith and you have a huge weapon to fight against cancer and any disease process. The sooner we put good lifestyle practices into place the better for us.

Tools to help:

The reason my book Daniels Diet ( Pure and Real - the Time Tested Diet) is so successful is it takes some of the modern out of our eating and adds the right type of foods for healing to take place.It gives you the information you need to know to put into place these healthy lifestyle choices i am talking about here.

There are many Bible verses that give us the spiritual Power to stand strong against any adverse situation, I love Psalm 91... 

Bible verse to help anyone in need  (even before the need )- Psalm 91 (NIV)
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.

Part 2 of  Cancer has a Sweet Tooth is in next Blog

I will be giving more information on how to fight against cancer with food, sleep, good pH balance and more...

Until then be blessed

Philip Bridgeman

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Pure and Real – the Time Tested Diet

Hello and I pray you are having a Blessed Day.

I was blessed with all the lovely and encouraging responses from the last newsletter and Blog. I found it very touching to get your personal emails and words of encouragement. As I am in the ministry of giving out all the time it was very encouraging for me to get so much support. Thanks.

 I have finalized the new name for Daniels Diet. It was voted in by a large majority vote, so I did not have to have the pressure of making a split decision. There were some who, like me,  did not want to change from Daniels Diet or the theme of that name; however I must trust God that He is leading me to something new (and prayerfully something better - ‘more than I can even hope for’) with the changes. This is in reality a Re- launching of Daniels diet, ‘woops’- Pure and Real globally.

Pure and Real – the Time Tested Diet
Thanks to the 6 winners from the last newsletter - for helping pick the new name for Daniels Diet.
1.      Rebecca
2.      Judy
3.      Miriam
4.      Kina
5.      Patricia
6.      Phillipa

The BIG news from my clinic this week is the launch of my new EBook: Are You Tired, Lethargic & Can’t Lose Weight? How you can Speed up your Metabolism & Regain your Energy.
If you want a copy- it’s available on for just $3.99. I would appreciate any one who purchases it to give a readers review – thanks. If you need help getting onto Amazon or kindle let me know (its free and easy once you have done it a couple of times) I can help you.

In case you did not know – I have 3 other books now under the The Bridgeman Way Series:

1. A 6 Week Low Carb Diet? A Real Weight Loss Diet.
2. 5 Common Foods that Cause Bloated Stomachs and Embarrassing Flatulence.
3. Quick & Easy Meals: A 7 Day Meal Plan for the Busy Women.
These are Naturopath self help type books and all on 

I now have the Daniels Diet Series with the new Name Changes. The new names will be available later this year, meanwhile they are still available under Daniels Diet
‘Pure and Real’ Series:
Pure and Real – the Time Tested Diet (Daniels Diet)
Pure and Real – Recipe Guide (Daniels Diet Recipe Guide)

The new recipe book is nearly ready to launch – I had to change one recipe at the last moment – so need one to take its place and then it is available – both as paperback book and EBook. 

My next blog is on Cancer Has a Sweet Tooth



Monday, 17 June 2013

Should I or Shouldn't I - have Flu Vaccinations

Hello - its Winter and Flu time in Australia...

The question often asked of me - is 'Should I have the Flu Shot'.

My answer in short is this; 'I Don't'!
 However if you are in a work place where you  have no choice in the matter then do it prepared. If you have a choice then at least be informed and make your decision based on trusted information, not propaganda.

Information you would be wise to consider.
While many have become used to vaccines being considered "routine," there's really nothing routine about them. Each and every vaccine carries an inherent risk of causing a reaction, injury or death that can be greater for some individuals than others. The seasonal flu vaccine is no exception when it comes to health risks. I know that most people that have them don't get side effects BUT there are many who do.

  •  Vaccines can trigger allergies. Vaccines introduce large foreign protein molecules into your body. Your body can respond to these foreign particles in a way that causes an allergic reaction or triggers autoimmunity, especially in persons genetically or biologically vulnerable to allergy and autoimmunity 

  • Thimerosal, which is 49 percent mercury by volume, is a widely used vaccine preservative.  Mercury is a Well-Known Neurotoxin
 I suggest if you are pregnant or have children and want to get a flu shot, be aware that you may have to specifically insist on getting the thimerosal-free single vial version as many  practitioners are still clueless about the health risks associated with thimerosal. 

  • Vaccines Suppress Your Immune System - so if you or your child go ahead and have the flu or any other vaccination - prepare yourself . Do NOT have an injection if you are feeling sick. Wait to you recover.
How to Prepare for Vaccinations: this is wise for any one who does choose to get the vaccine shot. Build up your natural immune function first so your body at lest has a counter balance to the invasion of the vaccine contents.

The Natural Approach to Prevention and Support if you happen to catch the Flu.
Get your immune system strong enough to counter any virus attacks. Then if you do get sick with the flu, you are better prepared to move through it without complications and soon return to good health.
  1. Vitamin C and Zinc
  2. Herbs; Echinacea, Andrographis, Olive leaf extract.
  3. Make sure you and your child have strong Vitamin D levels. Optimizing your vitamin D levels is one of the absolute best strategies for avoiding infections of ALL kinds, and vitamin D deficiency is likely one of the culprits behind the seasonality of the flu. If your levels are low take 5000 iu's daily. Plus get sun light onto your skin.
  4. Fish oil and oregano oil 
  5. Eat Garlic, onions, turmeric
  6. Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods. Sugar impairs the function of your immune system almost immediately.
  7. Regular Sleep - 6- 8 hours
  8. Exercise. 
  9. Wash Your Hands. Washing your hands will decrease your likelihood of spreading a virus to your nose, mouth or other people. Use chemical-free soap. 
If you wish to get more information so that you can choose more wisely here are web site addresses.
Australia and and   

For more Information about My New Ebooks for 

God Bless and Goodluck"
Philip Bridgeman ND

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Winter depression - SAD

Hello - so great to see rain here in Perth.

However i know that many people feel 'Down', Moody, Flat or Anxious in the winter months.
For those people who feel this way - it is a very real symptom - called SAD - Seasonal Anxiety Disorder or Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer.
 i believe seasonal eating disorder are worse in winter because of this link with mood changes.

Last night i was teaching Health to a church men's group and the weather was very wintry (wet and windy etc). I asked the group who felt worse with their  moods during the winter months - the answer was  about 1/4 of the them. This was a large percentage and prompted me to write this blog. because  - Knowledge is the key, Hosea 4 .6. God states, “My children perish through lack of knowledge.”

Many people are just putting up with this problem and you don't have to as its related to deficiencies and can be  helped.
The carbohydrate craving common in people with this disorder is thought to be caused by decreased levels of the brain neurotransmitter serotonin. Since tryptophan is a precursor of serotonin, taking in more of this amino acid may increase the body's production of serotonin and help you feel better.
Here is what i use to support this disorder (if you are on anti depressants - ask your Dr if you can use this in conjunction - or not). this is one supplement

  1. L-Tryptophan
  2. B's
  3. zinc. magnesium, calcium, folate & Vitamin C
* St. John’s wort is a great natural mood enhancer. This herb is used universally to fight off depression, help you sleep and reduce stress

* Physical exercise has shown to be an effective form of depression therapy, so don't stop just because its cold.

Every one should get checked for Vitamin D levels in their blood!

I was shocked to find i was vitamin D deficient a few years ago; as i like many others thought that living in Australia with many months of sun i would be creating plenty of it via my skin. However - Since then through my clinic i see a very large percentage of people who are low in this extremely important vitamin.

* Another explanation for SAD is that vitamin D levels are too low when people do not get enough Ultraviolet-B on their skin. So increase your exposure to light. Get as much natural light as possible between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Get outside and go for a walk, or at least sit by a window.

*Avoid  alcohol or caffeine. Caffeine may give you a brief lift, but it can also cause anxiety. Alcohol, on the other hand, is a depressant, which can further exacerbate your low mood.
Any herbal tea is a better choice than teas with caffeine. Chamomile, peppermint, and cinnamon are nice.

good health

This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.Whatever you do, be sure to seek guidance from a professional if the feelings of depression become overwhelming.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Travel Tips You Need to Know When Going Overseas

Hello - I am off to Thailand (phuket) for  8 day Holiday, tomorrow (hallelujah).

These are the steps i take when traveling to be prepared for any attacks on my health. I look at it like this; i only have a weeks holiday (or 2-4 weeks) - so i don't want to get sick and miss out on what i have been looking forward to and saving for, for months.
So being prepared and using prevention is a great investment to my health. Here are my tips to travel 'healthy'.

  1. I like sitting up the front of the plane and my wife get motion sickness - so we book seats at the front end as soon as we can. My wife takes Ginger supplements on the day of travel ( dose as it stipulates on the pack) to help with motion sickness.
  2. One week before flying out i begin taking a supplement called Saccharomyces boulardii - its  a probiotic biotherapeutic agent which supports good gut bacteria and more importantly builds up my resistance to unfriendly bacteria I may ingest while eating on holidays and it also fights against BAD bacteria, if i did pick up a some gastro' problem. I continue taking this every day on my holiday. 
  3. Also i take a broad spectrum Probiotic (good gut flora) every day on holiday. I travel with a heat resistant flora supplement. If for i minute i think i have eaten something 'dodgy' or suspect, i up the dose of this flora and # 2 flora to 2 every hour until OK then back to 1 daily.
  4. I carry an electrolyte tablet with me and only take this if i get gastro problems to resupply lost electrolytes. This is of vital importance if you do pick up a bug causing vomiting or diarrhea. Bottled water does not have electrolytes.
  5. Another addition to helping the immune system while breathing in stale air on planes or virus is Echinacea. I personally take a liquid herb mix in a spray bottle as this is easy to carry and small for convenience but tablets are good too.
  6. Drinking lots of water is important - hydrate the day before and again  before the flight, drink moderate amount during flight so you don't have to get up to go to toilet too often - but drink lots of water when at the hotel to re-hydrate - about 1 litre. 
  7. if you will be needing sun protection - take some natural form of it with you - beware of chemical sunblocks. Zinc is good.
  8. If you have a fear of flying then i suggest Rescue Remedy spray. Recently i had a patient who was so scared of flying she had to get 'drunk' to get on the plane (not recommended)  - I gave her the rescue remedy and some anti anxiety herbs and she traveled with out drinking on her next flight and was so happy to get natural help. 
Bonn Voyage


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A Daniels Diet Testimony March 2013


I always get a huge Buzz when people send me their testimony after doing Daniels Diet & there are literally hundreds and hundreds of them.

This is another one from USA - be encouraged Daniels Diet does help many people... the only criteria is that you have to 'do it'.

Dear Philip 

Here are some of my results from your Daniels Diet diet  . . . and I'm on day 10:

1. My clothes grew - (ha) they are now too big for me
2. I'm not as stressed - (I LOVE this part)
3. I haven't used my APAP machine for 4 nights - no snoring!!  WOW - this is HUGE!!
4. I just plain "feel better" than I have in a long time
5. I have more energy (Who knew?!!)
6. I lost 9 pounds as of this AM (WHAT??????)  YES - I'm shockingly pleased!  (but the scale is still too high!)
7.  I don't miss chocolate as much as I thought I would - another shocker!
8.  Prayer combined with this Diet is a real winner and  is SO important

I read the "Post Diet" section of the book last night again, and yes, I'll start with eggs, and fish, but I'm gonna go another week on Daniels Diet - before I do that cuz I'm so excited with my progress.  Oh, I discovered a hummus (made from garbanzo beans, cilantro, garlic, lemon juice etc). and it's all editable on the diet, and it's SO good, but can't eat too much (a little goes a LONG way) cuz it's HOT!  Great on salads with lemon juice mixed.

Remember your squash soup recipe   Well, leave off the broth, (steam the squash) and add the curry/onion/celery - Mmmmm nummy! I need to find a way to make vegetable stew - I'm thinking I could just do the "no peek stew recipe  without the meat and use fresh tomatoes, onions, green peps instead of the canned stewed tomatoes. 
 thanks so much....

I still get amazed at the different and varied healing's that take place when undertaking Daniels diet - weight loss just being one of the wonderful things that happen.

be blessed


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

How to Survive This Century


If you are not familiar with Psalm 91 - then i suggest you read it, as it is a Biblical strength for us & very appropriate as you will see when you read this blog. This blog is to empower you to live a long and healthy life ( not to sow anxiety about bugs).

There is a "Super Bug" that is manifesting world wide.

This bug is resistant to virtually all antibiotics, including the antibiotics used by doctors as a last-chance option. They can even transfer their invincibility to other bacteria. This “super bug” is constantly adapting, meaning it is capable of outsmarting even new antibiotics that come on the market. This type of super bug bug is found mostly in hospitals and nursing homes at the moment -  however- it is currently being found out in communities. It is known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Some statistics i have seen rate it as killing more people than the AIDS virus.

Antibiotic-resistant disease is a very real and serious issue and one we should be aware of and put preventative measures into our lifestyle. Just last month alone (in my clinic)  i have had 3 people (one in early 20's and one in early 50's another 60's) who went into hospital for routine surgery and next minute find themselves literally fighting for there lives because they have picked up a antibiotic resistant 'bug'. ( They all survived after lots of treatments, both medically and herbal'y and prayer).

It is a Man-Made Plague/pestilence

Strangely enough the Antibiotic-resistant disease is a man-made pestilence, caused by overuse of antibiotics.

It is not merely a lack of hygiene or proper disinfection techniques that have brought these super bugs to the point of being so dangerous.
What the problem is - is that in modern times we over use antibiotics to the stage where it compromises our health. Even people who don't use them can get it with out knowing from our food.
Antibiotics are not only over-prescribed in modern medicine, they are also widely over-used in agriculture -- a fact that is grossly overlooked.
About 70 percent of antibiotic use in the United States is for agricultural purposes. Animals are often fed antibiotics at low doses for disease prevention and growth promotion, and those antibiotics are transferred to you via meat and even manure used for fertilizer.
So, the agriculture industry’s practice of using antibiotics, along with the overuse of antibiotics for medicine, is indeed a driving force behind the development of antibiotic resistance in a now wide variety of bacteria that cause human disease -- including MRSA.

God has a Protective Health Plan - but do we know it and follow it?

First everyone needs to take the issue of antibiotic use seriously. We all need to evaluate our own use of antibiotics, and avoid taking them -- or giving them to your children -- unless absolutely necessary. For a start antibiotics don't kill virus germs so why use them for colds and flu's (unless there are complications). In other words the less you take in the long term the better off you are.

You can also reduce your exposure to antibiotics by choosing organic meat and dairy products for your family, as these will be antibiotic-free.

Wisdom for Health:

1. Wash Your Hands

According to a Johns Hopkins study, the best way for patients to avoid such infections is for doctors and nurses to simply wash their hands before touching a patient.

At home use a mild soap like Dove or herbal soaps. Avoid all antibacterial soaps as they typically have a dangerous chemical called triclosan which can cause even more resistant bacteria. Antibacterial agents are not necessary for soap to work. The very fact that regular soap is a detergent will be more than adequate to sanitize your hands.

• In public places i always use a paper towel to open the door as a protection from germs that harbor on handles (yuk). Also place paper over the toilet seat before sitting.

Don’t overdo washing your hands,  if you wash them too frequently you can actually extract many of the protective oils in your skin.

2. Use Natural Disinfectants

Antibacterial house cleaners are also best avoided most of the time- I use vinegar and if i think an area need extra attention i will use a few drops of Tea Tree oil.

Keep a Strong Immune System.

1. Keep healthy - read my books ie. 'Daniels Diet' series.
2. Herbs - Echinacea, Andrographis, Olive leaf extract, Vitamin C
3. Get lots of Sleep and exercise
4. Probiotics ( good gut flora)
5. Eat lots of fresh Garlic. Pre antibiotic days - Dr's used garlic as an antibiotic.
6. Get a hair tissue analysis - to see what deficiencies and imbalances you may have.

 Faith/Prayer and Spiritual Protection.

“Psalm 91” takes a comprehensive look at the only place in the Bible where all of the protection promises are brought together into one collection.

Psalm 91

New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;