DR. Anthony Vendryes
THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2004
What does the Doctor think of the Atkins Diet?
Good concept but the original programme by Dr. Atkins needs modification
because each person has a unique body composition and requires a
personalize programme that tell them exactly how much protein they
should have. I recommend the programme call ShapeWorks.
Is the doctor here now - holla back
Yes, I am here now.
I think I know Dr. Vendryes were you known as Tony Vendryes growing
Yes one of the same.
Ok I think we grew up as boys. Just want to say hello.
Hi there I hope all is well.
I am obese and would love to lose weight. What does the Doctor recommend
that I do?
I recommend the programme call ShapWorks which requires that you
provide your height, weight, age and sex so that we can customize
the recommendation for you for the programme Shapeworks.
I attended a meeting a couple of weeks a back and they were saying
that certain bushes we drink as teas can cause cirrhosis, any idea
Certain herbs belonging to the Crotalaria family have been associated
with cirrhosis (some liver problems).
So doc what areas are you specialize in?
I head the Vendryes Wellness Centre in Kingston and Montego Bay
where we offer holistic and complimentary medical therapy for wide
range health concerns. We focus a lot on nutrition and lifestyle
changes in our programmes. My book on Ounce of Prevention also outlines
the approach we use for many disorders.
Good Evening Dr. Can you offer some weight loss tips? What's the
best way to loose weight and keep it off?
First you should have your body composition assess. This can be
easily done if you provide us with your height, age, weight and
sex and we will recommend a safe and effective nutrition programme
Where can I access the ShapeWorks programme? I'm in Kingston.
You can call 379 5976 or email; email@example.com
Any specific names of the crotalaria family?
I cannot recall at present but I can check and let you know.
What is eczema?
Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition, which often is due to
a disturbance of the immune system. Example allergy and stress.
Where is the good doctor in Kingston?
The Vendryes Wellness Centre is located at 2 Fairway Avenue, Kingston
10 - 927-8871. You need to call for an appointment.
Complimentary so you are saying free of charge.
Complimentary means combining conventional and alternative medicine.
What are you views on the anti-smoking lobby?
For a long time smoking has been the commonest cause of death in
the world. Only most recently nutrition has overtaken it. Everything
possible should be done to get people to stop smoking.
Doctor, I heard about the ShapeWorks, but could you explain how
ShapeWorks targets each individual unique body composition and personalize
their protein and calorie intake so there is no question they will
lose weight and keep it off when combined with physical activity.
This programme is also for persons who want to gain and maintain
weight. To start this program one has to do a body analysis this
will determine your lean body mass, calorie intake for weight loss
and daily protein targets. This is done by providing your weight,
height, age and sex information. Protein plus healthy carbohydrates
Do you also deal with acupuncture and such methods, if not what
do you think of the use of osteopathy, acupuncture methods etc.
These are well-established effective therapies in alternative medicines.
What are your views on banning doctors who smoke (openly) given
the alleged dangers of cigarette smoking?
I don't think you can ban them because they have not done anything
illegal. But in my opinion a doctor who smokes is doing a great
dis-service to himself/herself and their patient.
Is the ShapeWork a safe programme? Is there any other programme
that you endorse?
ShapeWorks is a very safe and effective programme particularly because
it recognizes that one size does not fit all and customizes the
programme for each individual. I know of no other programme that
is so committed to an individual plan.
Conventional medicines in my opinion somewhere down the line is
always connected to alternative medicine. We only have to look at
the discovery of penicillin mould. Whilst a mould it could be classed
alternative medicine but one manufactured as a synthetic analogue
it became a conventional drug.
The words conventional and alternative are both inadequate and even
misleading. In China for example acupuncture would be conventional
where as in Jamaica it would be classed as an alternative. So the
terms complimentary or integrative medicine has begun to replace
the term alternative.
Doctor what food do you recommend for diabetic?
Diet is extremely important for Diabetics. They do much better on
a diet that is higher in healthy protein and low in starch and sugar.
They should eat several small meals per day instead a couple large
ones and should have between seven to nine servings of vegetables
and fruits daily.
What alternative treatments are available for sinusitis and headaches?
1. Change your diet, eliminate dairy products, tin and process foods
Do you think that the current fast food culture is wrecking our
health? If yes what are you suggestion to correcting this trend
Absolutely, the fast food industry will not go away but we need
to educate people on healthy fast foods. For example soy protein
So then what could you do for eczema and what do you charge for
The treatment depends on an evaluation of the cause of the problem
in your case. You can call 9278871 for details.
I have sinus problems what are your recommendations
1. Change your diet and avoid dairy products - tin and highly process
2. Avoid dust, smoke and chemical irritants.
3. Detoxify and cleanse your system.
4 Balance your immune systems with herbs and vitamins, like schizandra,
rosemary and vitamin C.
Dr. Vendryes thank you for your comments, I must dash, I found the
discussions informative, and I am in fact a physician in England.
Keep up the good work God bless.
Greetings my friend and hope I will meet you one day.
How important is a healthy mind in the prevention of illness and
in the healing process
Extremely important. There is a long list of health disorders refer
to as psychosomatic diseases. These are conditions that are real
and very physical in nature but whose underline cause is primarily
a mental or emotional one. Unless you deal with the underline emotional
or mental problem purely physical treatments will not produce lasting
I want to also find out do you offer help to people who need to
Absolutely. The programme can be modified to help you lose, gain
or maintain your idle weight and shape and that is why it is call
Why then ban marijuana knowing the medical benefits of it not cigarette?
Marijuana does have medical benefits but chronic use can also create
other health problems.
What's up Anthony?
Everything and nothing. How are you?
I shall seek it out. How may I get additional information on the
Call 379-5976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Anthony Vendryes First of all, Greeting would you please
tell mi what is ETHEX?
I not sure what you mean. Can you give some more explanation?
How does a person over come stress?
First you must realize that stress is not a person, thing or condition.
Stress is a reaction. It is the way we choose to react to place,
things and conditions. So managing stress involves is really learning
to manage how we are reacting to things. Just like how you can learn
to ride a bicycle or swim you can learn the skills of managing stress.
Why are people afraid to face the dangers of Ganja or Cigarette
smoking? Does this it self show the addictive nature of these substances?
Yes, addiction is one issue. The other issue has to do with people
who want to escape from their present reality and then the companies
that sell these products spend vast among in advertising and brain
washing people in buying their products.
Dr. Vendryes where did you get your degree from and do you have
any advise for someone wiling to pursue that career and how long
have you been in the medical field?
I have been a Doctor for thirty-three years and graduated from the
UWI and the Royal College of Surgeons with conventional medical
degrees. My specialty was then in anesthesia and intensive care
but over the past fifteen years have shifted the focus of my practice
to a holistic and integrative approach. There are a number of colleges
in the US and in Europe that now offer training in naturopathic
Doctor I want to know if I'm a sex addict, because if my man does
not want to have sex with me I would punch and kick him. Doctor
what do you think?
It depends on you recognizing what it is that you are really seeking.
For some people sex represents other things like getting attention
or experiencing intimacy and closeness. So you need to try to discover
what it is you are really craving for when you are seeking for sex.
Hello Dr. apart from it's addictive nature ganja also has medicinal
properties, one of which I know of is it's use to treat Glaucoma,
what are the other medicinal properties that you may be aware of?
It is also use as a medicine to treat asthma and bronchial as well
as in the treatment of cancer patients who are having side effects
from their treatment.
Does every woman have yeast?
Yeast (Candia) is an organism or germ that exist in the vagina of
virtually all women. In the healthy person it lives in balance with
the good bacteria and causes no problems only when some imbalance
occurs example the use of antibiotics or severe stress or weakness
of the immune system or diabetic does the yeast over grown and cause
Hello Dr. Anthony I went to college for one year to study to be
a naturopathic doctor but because of illness I had to stop, I'm
thinking to pursuing it again .I would like to know what conventional
medicines you can use for high blood pressure and tourette's syndrome
There are alternative treatment programmes for all those conditions,
but time will not allow a detail explanation here. As with most
medical problems and individual consultation before starting treatment
Does smoking ganja have the same effect on your lungs as smoking
Smoking anything will introduce chemicals into your lungs with potential
harmful effect. So smoking ganja also has possible health consequences,
particularly when done excessively.
Is acupuncture an effective method of treating illnesses?
Billions of Chinese have effectively uses acupuncture for century
and it has now become popular in the western world. Like everything
else a lot depends on the skill and experience of the practitioner.
Doctor what do you know about the herbal juice Xango?
Sorry I am not acquaint with it.
Would you say that there is conflict between conventional and alternative
medicine in the sense that conventional doctors might be reluctant
to recommend alternative treatment?
Yes, that situation often arises particularly because conventionally
trained doctors have little or no knowledge or experience about
many alternative therapies.
Doctor last three months I went into the hospital because I ate
something and I got an allergic reaction. I did a cat scan; they
found out that my white blood cells are too high, what do you think
It is hard to give you an opinion without knowing more about your
details. But an allergy can cause your white blood cells count to
Is acupuncture available in Jamaica?
Anthony Vendryes )
Yes there are acupuncture here in Jamaica.
Dr. Anthony I'm seeing a Chinese Practitioner for my back pain I
got from a car accident. I'm taking acupuncture. Should there be
any signs to look out for?
He wants to observe if you are responding positive or negative to
the treatment. Acupuncture is usually very safe.
Doctor my friend is asking this. I'm 25 years old virgin with a
very bad mood. I cannot stand men each time I go out on the first
date I find something wrong with them. The guys don't like me because
I get angry too quick. I'm afraid to have kids because I cannot
control my anger but I'm often happy but switch my moods so fast,
my cousin tells me to check myself in a mental institution. What
do you suggest that I do even though I feel I'm not sick? This is
not me is my friend asking
It does sound as if you may be having a mood disorder. I would recommend
that you have someone do an evaluation so that you can work on this
Dr what are boils caused from?
Boils are infections in the skin usually due to bacteria. If you
are having frequent boils then there may be some underline cause
like diabetes or a weak immune system.
Someone once used a reflexology technique in which he applied pressure
to ends of my fingers - he claimed it should clear sinus congestions
and headaches...is there any truth to this?
Reflexology technique is a well establish therapy that can be used
to treat many conditions. However, it is not enough to just treat
the symptoms you also want to deal with the underline of the problems.
For examples, bad diet, allergy etc.
Greeting Dr. Anthony Vendryes it is a pleasure to have you
in the mix of our company
Thanks you and a pleasure being here.
Ok Dr. Vendryes but I am in New York but I will note your address.
We can put you in contact with distributors of the programme in
the New York area.
Why is smoking cigarette legal and it's the leading cause of death
in the world
Because big companies and governments make vast amount of monies
from the sale of these deadly substances.
Where can I get a chart that show what my acceptable weight should
The usual height and weight charts are very inaccurate and misleading.
I recommend that you have a Shape scan body analyzes done. This
is an electronic devise which when attached to your arm and leg
will send an electronic signal to your body and produce a computerize
print out of your idle body weight and your bodies metabolic weight.
Shape scan testing is available at several locations in Jamaica
including my offices 927-8871 or 979-3333.
Good day Doctor Anthony please allow me to rephrase my question.
How dangerous is a bad liver problem and how long can a patient
ignore this symptom?
Your liver is vital to your health. So a bad liver is a bad problem.
How bad depends on how bad the problem is and what is causing it.
You need a consultation to fully evaluate your problem.
Doctor, what is the best painkiller for menstrual cramps?
You need to look at what is causing the cramps and deal with the
cause and not just the symptom (pain). One very natural supplement
for a menstrual cramp is the Chinese herb Tang Kuei which is available
in tablet form.
Doc do you think sexuality is determined by nature or nurture?
It varies from person to person and it is often a combination of
My friend is only 23 and looks older because she has many wrinkles
on her face. What can I do to help because the makeup she is using
is making her worse?
The skin is often a mirror of what is going on in side. Instead
of just wanting just a quick fix externally I would recommend that
we do an overall evaluation of your friend's health to see if there
is something internal causing the external wrinkling.
Dr. Vendryes my doc says I am producing a lot of androgen, could
you explain what the purpose of androgen is?
Are you male or female? Androgens are male hormones, which are present
in different amounts in both males and females. Again you would
need an individual evaluation to sort out your problem.
Good Evening Doctor How long does it takes for a person who had
a very mild stroke to recuperate? As its only his memory sensors
seems to be affected whereas he doesn't quite remembers when he
is to see his doc after being told a few hours prior?
It depends on the treatment that is given. An alternative approach
using nutrition supplements, herbs etc can be very effective with
this kind of problem.
It was wonderful chatting with you this evening and would encourage
you to keep yourself educated and informed about or on preventing
disease and optimizing your health. Remember your health is in your
hands, treat it with care, and handle it with love. Good night and