Anxiety and depression

"No lesson seems to be so deeply inculcated by the experience of life as that you should never trust experts."
Lord Salisbury (1830-1903)

Conventional psychotherapy
This includes antidepressants, psychoanalysis and cognitive therapy. 

Antidepressant drugs such as selective serotonin  reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), raise levels of serotonin, the happiness hormone, but they are disadvantaged by side effects (see below). 

The objective of conventional psychotherapy is to enable the patient to equate expectations and reality:



Complementary psychotherapy
Complementary practitioners restrict their treatment approaches to their specialist fields of expertise, so that it can be difficult for an individual to select an appropriate practitioner. Approaches include hypnotherapy, counselling, Bach flower therapy, nutritional medicine, radionics, herbalism, Chinese medicine, acupuncture and homeopathy.

For example, Diane Pfister, who lives in Windsor, provides psychotherapy via Skype. Her website is

Integrative Psychotherapy
At this clinic, the underlying causes of psychological disorders are identified from the medical history and through vegatesting. Treatment is selected with vegatesting and checked with muscle testing (clinical kinesiology). How expectations and reality could be better equated are also considered.


Dental mercury poisoning
Patients are checked for dental mercury poisoning (1). 

Bach Flowers
These are water-based plant and stone derived vibrational essences that are similar to high potency homeopathic preparations in that they have no material content. When indicated, Bach flower preparations are selected with vegatesting and muscle testing.


For example, a moody nine-year-old boy was helped with Bach flower treatment – see the testimonial below.

“My 9-year-old son was easily angered and had very low self-esteem. He hated himself and the world. The vegatesting was painless and just involved touching a spot on the side of one of my son's toes with a blunt instrument. It sounds strange, but honestly it is amazing! Dr Bourne prescribed drops that contained homeopathy and Bach flowers. I've been adding them to my son's drinks for a few weeks and the difference in his personality is incredible. He is now so calm and doing really well at school. He goes to bed with no dramas and has become very sweet with his younger brother and happy to do his homework.”

Modern homeopathy
Selected homeopathic preparations for often in combination with Bach flower preparations may be prescribed when indicated with vegatesting. 


Nutritional medicine
A well-known cause of depression is vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) deficiency due to insufficient daylight, a condition known as the Winter blues. Although vitamin D3 supplements are commercially available, clinical trials have not been encouraging, so that artificial daylight from an ultraviolet lamp is the treatment of choice. 

Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause tiredness and depression. This can be checked with a laboratory blood test and with vegatesting. It can be caused by a vegan diet and also by taking conventional proton pump inhibitors such as Zantac (omeprazole) and Tagamet (cimetidine), which are prescribed conventionally for  gastric hyperacidity.

Additional nutritional causes of anxiety /depression are discussed in the section on pyroluria below.

Food intolerance (2)
Mental illness can be associated with intolerances to certain foods such as milk, eggs, coffee and white flour. 

Stress and adrenal exhaustion (3)
Overwork, excessive worry and irregular eating with too much junk food, sugar, coffee and alcohol can cause stress related illnesses associated with adrenal gland exhaustion. 

In health, adrenal stress hormone enables people to handle stress partly by preventing abnormally low blood sugar levels. 

Stress due to excessive work and worry can cause adrenal gland exhaustion with associated ‘low blood sugar syndrome’, which is manifested by abnormal tiredness, anxiety/depression, insomnia and possibly stress related illnesses such as depression, arthritis and gastric ulcers. 
Treatment of adrenal gland exhaustion includes rest, stress reduction, healthy regular eating, and when indicated by vegatesting, selected Bach flowers for emotional support and selected nutritional, herbal, and modern homeopathic supplements for adrenal gland support.  

Behavioural problems in children 
Attention deficiency and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) mostly presents in children aged about two, who become restless, and agitated with frequent outbursts of uncontrollable bad behaviour.

During the 1950's, Dr Feingold (4) pioneered a low salicylate diet, which helped some hyperactive children. In the Feingold diet, all fruits except pears and Golden Delicious apples are excluded from the diet. It is helpful to enquire which high salicylate foods (particularly blackcurrant juice in Ribena) are being eaten regularly. High salicylate foods are contained in all fruits and vegetables that are red in colour, such as oranges, red grapes, apples (except Golden Delicious), cherries, black currants, tomatoes, plums and peaches. Salicylate sensitivity can be diagnosed with vegatesting.

Phosphate intolerance, due to a sensitivity to phosphoric acid in cola drinks, can also cause of ADHD.

Harmful electromagnetic radiation ​

Earth radiation (geopathic stress) and electromagnetic radiation can cause anxiety and depression. Kathe Bachler, an Austrian school teacher, researched harmful earth radiation (geopathic stress) during the 1970's. She dowsed three thousand homes in fourteen different countries, and investigated geopathic stress (GS) related health problems in eleven thousand people. In her book, Earth Radiation (5), she outlined many impressive and convincing case histories relating to GS. She found that geopathic stress can be associated with learning difficulties and insomnia in children and with anxiety/depression and marriage break-ups in adults and that it is a cause of cancer. 

Similarly, electromagnetic radiation is caused by satellites, radio and mobile phone transmitting masts, high voltage power cables, generators, mobile phones and computers.


Earth and electromagnetic radiation are considered in the articles section on the main page of this website. 

This is a congenital psychiatric illness that is prevalent in children, teenagers and young adults. It is associated with nutritional deficiencies of bioavailable zinc, vitamin B6 and omega 6 essential fatty acid. 

Symptoms include poor stress control, anxiety and depression, mood swings, short temper and poor short-term memory.

It results from a congenital inability to make normal amounts of serotonin, which is a hormone that prevents pathological anxiety and depression and which can be increased by taking conventional antidepressants such as Prozac (fluoxetine) (6). 

In pyroluria, there is overproduction of a by-product of haemoglobin synthesis called “kryptopyrrole” (KP), which is excreted in the urine and which can be measured for diagnostic purposes in medical laboratories. People with 10-20 mcg/dl of KP in their urine are borderline pyroluric and may benefit from selected nutritional treatment. KP levels above 20 mcg/dl are unequivocally indicative of pyroluria (7).

In London, a urine test for pyroluria can be carried out by Biolab Laboratories (8), who provide a suitable specimen jar that contains vitamin C powder to prevent the urine from deteriorating. No nutritional supplements should be taken for two days prior to collecting the urine specimen.

Appropriate nutritional treatment for pyroluria can be identified with vegatesting at this clinic. 


•    Nausea,
•    Loss of appetite 
•    Upset stomach
•    Constipation
•    Headaches
 •   Anxiety
 •   Sleep problems (insomnia)
•    Drowsiness
•    Dizziness
•    Nervousness
•    Heart palpitations
•    Weight changes
•    Cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat)
•    Dry mouth
•    Decreased sex drive
•    Impotence



•    Hives
•    Worsening of anxiety/depression with aggression 
•    Increased risk of suicidal thoughts
•    Swelling in your face or throat
•    Difficulty breathing
•    Drowsiness
•    Dry mouth
•    Irregular heart rate particularly in people over sixty.
•    Insomnia
•    Speech becomes slow or difficult
•    Tendency to dizziness and/or fainting
•    Crushing chest pain
•    Rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
•    Severe skin rash or hives
•    Swelling of the face and tongue
•    Yellowing of the skin or eyes
•    Spasms in the jaw, neck, and/or back muscles
•    One or more body parts start shaking uncontrollably
•    Fainting
•    Weakness or numbness down an arm or leg
•    Unusual bleeding or bruising
•    Seizures
•    Hallucinating
•    Extreme thirst, general ill feeling
•    Urinating less frequently or not at all
•    Drowsiness
•    Dry mouth
•    Nausea
•    Vomiting
•    Weakness or tiredness
•    Nightmares
•    Headaches
•    Constipation
•    Difficulty urinating
•    Blurred vision
•    Pain, burning or tingling in the hands or feet
•    Changes in sex drive or ability
•    Excessive sweating
•    Changes in appetite or weight
•    Confusion

1. DENTISTRY WITHOUT MERCURY by Sam Ziff and Michael F. Ziff. DDS (ISBN 0-941011- 04-6).
2. NOT ALL IN THE MIND. Dr Richard Mackarness. Pan Books. 1976. ISBN 0 330 24592 9.
3. NATURAL RELIEF FOR ANXIETY. E.J. Bourne. 2012. ISBN-101458762061.

4. NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE, Dr Stephen Davies and Dr Alan Stewart. Pan Books 19087. ISBN 0 33028833 4. Page 449.

5. Earth Radiation. Kathe Bachler. The Holistic Intuition Society, 2007: ISBN 978-0-9686323-5-2.


8. The telephone number of Biolab is 020 7636 5959. The cost of a pyroluria urine test was £36 in 2018. Biolab can provide a postal urine collection kit for £5.

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1. If you have a runny nose with catarrh, you only have a common cold.

If you are coughing up yellowish phlegm, you are likely to have a bacterial chest infection rather than coronavirus.
2. Coronavirus pneumonia presents with a dry cough, no runny nose, no sputum and difficulty breathing. There may also be chest pain.
3. Coronavirus does not survive in hot sunny climates with temperatures of above about 26 degrees. 

4. Good hydration and hot drinks are beneficial. 
5. If someone with coronavirus sneezes, there is a risk of spreading the infection within a radius of about ten feet. 
6. If the virus lands on a metal surface, it will survive for at least twelve hours - so if you come into contact with a metal surface - wash your hands as soon as possible. 
7. The virus can survive on fabric for 6-12 hours. Normal hot washing with detergent will destroy it.
8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can survive on hands for 5-10 minutes. Hand washing also reduces the risk of transferring the virus from one's hands to one's eyes, nose and mouth. 

9. Support your immune system with vitamin D3 (the sunshine vitamin).

E.g. Vitamin D3, High Strength (5000 i.u.) 60 tablets,

from Nutri Advanced (0800 043 5777). Take one tablet daily.

Initially, there is a sore throat lasting 3-4 days. After 5-6 days, there is high fever with difficulty in breathing, chest pain and a dry cough with no phlegm. There may be other atypical signs and symptoms so that Covid19 can be  difficult to diagnose from symptoms. 



A recent article in the World Foundation for Natural Science concluded that although 5G radio transmissions are unlikely to be the direct cause of coronavirus, they are, nevertheless, an environmental pollutant and that environmental pollution predisposes to infectious diseases. See:

During March 2020, Switzerland became the first country to ban 5G radio transmissions because of health concerns. See:




These are small discs that prevent the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation. The technology is supported by scientific research: for example, plants exposed to harmful electromagnetic radiation grow better when protected with smart energy dot technology.


Energy dots are available from  and

Dr Bourne wears a Biodot in a small wallet in his back trouser pocket and has a Smartdot stuck onto the back of his wrist watch. His wife, Valerie, has confirmed with muscle testing (kinesiology), that these reduce the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation from a smartphone and from a computer router. 


Infections are less likely to affect people, who are slightly alkaline with a pH of above 7 (see below). An alkalising diet contains plenty of fruit and vegetables, organic meat (does not contain antibiotics) and organic fish. Sourdough bread and organic eggs are OK.  Processed foods that contain colourings and preservatives (particularly processed meat) and sugary foods should be kept to a minimum. Alkalising supplements can also be taken if necessary.


Alkalising supplements should be taken at least an hour before or after meals so as not to interfere with digestion. ​

Initially, one teaspoonful of baking powder (sodium bicarbonate) in about half a glass of water should be taken three times a day until a balanced alkalising preparation and pH test strips can be obtained.

A balanced alkalising preparation + pH test strips is available as Alkamax powder from Water for Health (01764 662111)


A first morning urine pH should be routinely tested with the pH test strips and the dose of alkalising salts adjusted to maintain a first morning urine pH of between 7 and 7.4 (slightly alkaline). ​ 


The spray can be used about four times a day to spray nano silver into the nose and throat. It is suggested that a litre of nano silver is bought at the same time as the spray to be used to top up the spray and as a standby for treatment of subsequent acute infections that have not responded to conventional antibiotics.  



Nano silver is a naturopathic antibiotic that looks and tastes like water. The recommended oral dose for acute infections is 15 ml (one tablespoonful) to be taken four times a day. The liquid should be held in the mouth for as long as possible before swallowing – ideally for about one minute.

Nano silver from a nano silver spray should also be sprayed into the nose and throat at least four times a day.


It is suggested that two litres of Nano silver and a nano silver spray are purchased initially.

Nano silver preparations are available from the Natural Dispensary (01453 757 792) and from Noble Naturals Ltd (01342 457 170).


Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) introduced the germ theory of infection during 1880s. At about the same time, another French scientist, Claude Bernard (1813-78), who is regarded as the father of modern physiology, introduced a rival ‘milieu intérieur’ (biological terrain) theory of infection. Bernard proposed that the biological terrain is of greater importance in causing infectious disease than the microbe. ​

Shortly before he died in 1895, Pasteur conceded to Bernard, with the remark, ​


“La bactérie n’est rien. C’est le terrain qui fait tout!”


​Since then, it has become evident that both schools of thought are relevant to the spread of infection.


With dark ground microscopy, it has been shown that alkalising the body (biological terrain) significantly reduces the number of pathogenic microbes in infected subjects' blood samples. In view of this finding, it is standard practice in naturopathic medicine to include alkalising salts in the treatment of microbial illnesses.


Environmental pollution from industrial chemicals, exhaust fumes and electromagnetic radiation impairs healthy global ecosystems predisposing  to epidemic infectious diseases.