​Ask Dr. T

Here is an archive of the questions answered by Doctor T in the "Ask Doctor T" section of the previous newsletters. In each newsletter, we try to answer several questions. If you have a nutritional or brief medical question you would like Doctor T to answer, please fill the form below with your question, and it may be answered in a future newsletter.


Allergies and Food Sensitivities

Dealing with Allergies and Food Sensitivities Under a Budget

Question: Dr. T, thanks for writing my college a letter explaining my special health needs arising from my chemical sensitivities and food sensitivities and my related dietary requirements. As you know, my nutritional demands depart radically from the School Lunch program, which derives its...

Raw Food, Weight Loss and Nursing

QUESTION: I am 26 years old and have been between 80%-100% raw vegan for the past 6 years. I have just had my first baby in January of ''09 and I reverted to a mostly cooked vegan diet throughout pregnancy and gained 30 lbs. However, now I am nursing my baby exclusively and have returned to...

​Surgery and Supplements

QUESTION: My cousin faces the legs surgery due to arthritis problem (a cartridge worn out and the bones rubbing each other causing pain) Is it possible to avoid this surgery and take care of problem using the supplementals and vitamins? Thank you, Gregory


Question: I listened to the "truth" series and learned so much that helped me really understand what my body needed to be healthy.  You really dispelled some important myths for me.  It was a real relief to know I didn't need as much protein as I'd been taught....

Coconut Oil - the Saturated Fat Myth

Question: What is the deal with coconut oil? I hear that it is "wonder oil." How is that possible considering that is among the oils highest in saturated fat?

Gluten Free Menu Restaurant

Question: Hi - do you have a gluten free menu? can you tell me a few items that are on it?

Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)

The Perfect Antiseptic? Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide, Therapies & Tips

Question: My community-mate needs some convincing as of why hydrogen peroxide is a safe product to be used to improve hygiene in our community and educational center, here's what he wrote - can you write a brief answer to calm him down? -  "After hearing about it, I was fully prepared...

Colonoscopy Procedure

Alternative colon cancer tests - lower cost, improved accuracy

Question: My Mother died of Colon Cancer and I have to have a Colonoscopy done every couple of years. I sure would love not to have to go through Colonoscopy procedure if there is another way to check for Colon Cancer.

The Occasional Junk Food

Question: Often enough, during parties or meetings, or during my travels (in and out of the airplane...), I am asked questions resembling this: "what if I have a Big Mac just once in a while? Or a Cheese Pizza once a week? Or chocolate just infrequently?"

Peanut Butter - why it's best to avoid it

Question: I know that peanut butter is not good for me (I can feel it), but I'd like to know why!

Healthy Restaurant - Food Poisoning Symptoms?

Question: I just wanted to let you know... I ate at your healthy restaurant last night. I had the "RawVioli," which was delicious. I was, in fact, very impressed. However, shortly thereafter I experienced what seems suspiciously like food poisoning symptoms. Maybe my stomach simply...

Learning How To Eat Raw

Question: Hi, I am interested in learning how to eat raw. I was wondering if you can help me find where I can sign up for some classes on how to eat raw and it's benefits? And hopefully something that's economic would be a plus!! Thank you for your help.

Asthma Triggers and Electrical / EMF Pollution

Question: In the last newsletter, we asked: "If you would like to help others improve their health and learn about eco-friendly living, email this letter to a friend". So, here are the questions of "Joan", who got this newsletter from a caring friend, "Mary":

Natural Mole Removal

Question: I have a mole on my face (near my nose) since I was born. It has not changed, but it sometimes itches. Is there any risk involved with keeping it? I don't particularly like it, and others have commented on it occasionally or just stared at it...  

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Question: hello - do you offer any resources, literature, counselling on staying raw during our pregnancy and during the birth? We are about 1 month pregnant and are having trouble finding info on this. Thank you for what you do.

Raw Food - Ideal % for Your Child's Health

Question: I bet you get this question alot, how much raw food do "you" eat a day and what do you recommend the percentage young children should have? I have noticed quite a difference in my child compared to others (tantroms, illnesses, appearance) that eats organic mostly, chicken...

Raw Food - Monitoring your Health

Question: Hello Dr. T- Hope all is going well! Here is a question I just got & thought you could help with a better answer. Thanks - "Lorie". "Lorie", when you first started on the 100% raw diet, did you consult with a physician and got blood work done to make sure...

Winter Depression

Question: I tend to be moody and irritable in the winter (Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD), but it lasts a lot longer into the summer in recent years, and I feel more and more depressed. Any suggestions?

Sustainability in Restaurants and other Businesses

Question: I’ve read somewhere a quotation by someone who said that the Ecopolitan is the most ecological restaurant in the world. Can you confirm or explain that statement?

Reducing Cholesterol Naturally

Question: I have been told that I have a total cholesterol of 278/HDL of 60. My doctor put me on a statin which was not good for my liver. He then put me on another statin which caused muscle aches, nausea, and lethargy. What can I do that will be more natural but get my cholesterol down?

Reducing Cholesterol Naturally

Question: I have been told that I have a total cholesterol of 278/HDL of 60. My doctor put me on a statin which was not good for my liver. He then put me on another statin which caused muscle aches, nausea, and lethargy. What can I do that will be more natural but get my cholesterol down?

Autism Spectrum Disorder Causes, Autism Treatment

Question: I am seeking some assistance with food prep for my family. My daughter is on the autism spectrum and has many food allergies and sensitivities. She is on a modified diet and the food preparation is too much for me to do on top of all of my other responsibilities. I am interested in paying...

Chemical Sensitivity - How to Treat my Chemical Sensitivities?

Question: I have been sensitive to various chemicals and perfumes lately, while my friends don’t seem to be bothered. Why?

Always Tired - Why am I Always Feeling So Tired?

Question: I have been told by my doctor that it’s “normal” for me to be always tired, because of my age (63). Is that true?

PDD Tests and Treatment

Question: A parent to a PDD child is interested in doing functional laboratory tests in order to get more information and suggest healing alternatives. I offered her the OAT  and the toxic elements but she wanted to know if there is a test which can give more information both on the PDD problem...

High Protein Raw Food Recipes

Question: Could you guide me on the Ecopolitan restaurant menu (I see it online) as to dishes or specific ingredients with higher protein?

Hydrogen Peroxide for the Hot Tub

Question: I am a big fan of your restaurant and really find your newsletters informative. I have a hot tub that I'd like to start using hydrogen peroxide in instead of all the harmful chemicals. Can you tell me who to contact regarding the ratio of peroixde per gallon of water and where to get...

Detecting Prostate Cancer

Question: I have a biofeedback client with a huge prostate gland who is told he needs to go through a biopsy. He is scared to death. I told him about the AMAS test to detect early cancer without surgery. Is there anything else he should do? He is on medication for the enlarged prostate.

Overcoming Resistance to Holistic Medicine

Overcoming Resistance to Nutritional, Environmental, Preventive, Functional Medicine

Question: My 9 year old daughter has chronic recurring urinary tract infection, and has been under medical care (antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs) for many years, without success. I want to try another approach, but my husband's parents are medical doctors and they resist any alternative...

Encouraging Friends to Visit Ecopolitan

Question: Hello, I have been enjoying your food immensely- it's hard to believe how food that tastes so amazingly rich and fulfilling can also be so healthy for you (and the planet)! However, when I try to invite my friends and family who have never tried your menu, they are reluctant to join...