Liz Sutherland, ND, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Restorative Medicine, recently spoke with Preet Khangura, ND, who practices in Victoria, BC, Canada. Dr. Khangura is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). He has developed treatment and prevention protocols for this condition, and offers consultations and educational seminars on the topic to healthcare providers.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common with aging. Formerly ED treatment was offered mainly by urologists, but the approval and widespread use of phosphodiesterase inhibitors has enabled primary care clinicians to provide targeted ED treatment. Although large, multicenter clinical trials have shown efficacy and safety with these drugs, they are ineffective in 30–35% of men, may cause side-effects, and do not improve the underlying pathology. A thorough understanding of erectile physiology and causes of ED and a comprehensive treatment plan addressing all contributing factors may be more effective than pharmaceutical management and may improve aspects of psychological and physical health beyond erectile problems.
There comes a point when you can safely taper down the intensity of the treatments, but you have to be at a level in which you feel comfortable, you have control over the disease. Of course, you do that within a framework where you have an integrated treatment plan and you’re treating everything you find that is related to the disease. Even though vitamin C is one of the most potent therapies, obviously that’s not the only therapy you use.
In a situation where a patient is doing watchful waiting, why not enhance their watchful period with optimizing their diet and nutrition, and potentially reducing their likelihood of having the cancer progress? In that situation the only side effects of proper dietary changes are good ones, such as reducing the likelihood of comorbidities like diabetes, obesity, or heart disease.
“It's a tremendous conference. When you deal with hormones, there's a lot of detail. I have been doing this now for nine years and I've learned a lot in this conference. There are so many people that bring different expertise and if you sit there and listen, you will find something new that you can apply in practice.”
“I highly recommend that doctors look into the conference for a number of reasons. First of all, the information is excellent and the practical techniques to help patients get better is there, but there is also the camaraderie. The people who come to these conferences are inspiring to me as a practitioner. That's worth just as much to me as the information.”