Kirsten Tremlett

I'm a Naturopath, Massage Therapist & Retreat Facititator in Byron Bay, Australia.
I specialise in Allergy Testing, Weight Loss, Detoxification & Anti-Ageing.

I also run weekend health retreats in Byron which include yoga, meditation, massage, spa treatments, naturopathy, raw and vegetarian meals, juicing, superfoods, cooking classes, health talks and much more....

Curing cancer with Vitamin C

We’ve been led to believe that the only effective cures for cancer are the big three: chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery.

But there are many natural remedies that have been proven to effectively cure cancer, including high doses of Vitamin C.

Intravenous Vitamin C given directly into the bloodstream at doses of around 10,000 milligrams a day can kill cancer cells, without damaging healthy cells (unlike the other three options). Vitamin C can help block tumour growth and reduce the size of existing tumours.

Ian Brighthope, a medical doctor and surgeon, has been treating cancer patients with intravenous Vitamin C for over 35 years. He says “It has been interesting to see how something that was previously regarded as absolute quackery has now become a mainstream treatment”.

When the level of Vitamin C in the body reaches a critical mass, which can only be achieved through intravenous doses, it causes a reaction that produces small amounts of hydrogen peroxide. Normal white blood cells make and break down their own peroxide but cancer cells can’t, and the build up causes them to burst.

Many patients have benefited from having Vitamin C therapy alongside conventional cancer treatment. Brighthope says “it reduces the toxic effects of chemotherapy as well as the inflammation caused by radiotherapy. It also boosts the immune system and stimulates white blood cells to mop up dead cancerous tissue and fight infection”.

So why don’t more people know about this cheap, effective cure for cancer? It comes down to money. You can’t patent Vitamin C so there’s no money in it for pharmaceutical companies…..”There’s a lot of information available on non-toxic ways of helping cancer patients survive and thrive-but it’s not being promoted by my profession,” says Brighthope.

You can hear Dr Brighthope speak more on Vitamin C therapy by watching the film ‘Food Matters’.

Herbal First Aid Kit

Humans (and animals) have always used plants as effective medicines and about 80% of our pharmaceutical drugs are derived from plants.

Gaining knowledge of the use of some common plants means that you can deal with a large number of minor ailments.

Most can be grown in your garden or in pots on a balcony which means you have them right on hand for when you need them.

Put together you own first aid kit with the following herbs:


The gel from the leaf is anti-inflammatory and is used for minor burns (including sunburn) and wounds. Peel off the outer skin and apply the sticky gel topically.


The leaves from the basil plant are calming on the nervous system. If you’re feeling stressed or anxious mix some basil leaves with lemon balm leaves, lavender and chamomile flowers and hot water for a relaxing drink.


Calendula flowers are antiseptic and great for wound healing. The cooled tea can be used as a wash for acne, skin eruptions, and made into a salve (paste) for cuts and abrasions. It can also be drunk as a hot tea for helping with digestion and lymphatic cleansing.


The flowers from the German Chamomile plant are calming on the nervous system and help with digestion when drunk as a tea. It’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce the symptoms of allergies and it can be used as a wash or cream for sensitive skin conditions.


The flowers and leaves are a digestive aid and can be added to salads. They also help relieve itchy skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis when applied topically as a wash or cream.


Lavender flowers are calming, reduce headaches, and have antiseptic properties. Lavender oil can be applied topically to insect bites to relieve itching and applied to the temples to relieve headaches. The flowers can also be added to a pillow slip for inducing a good night’s sleep and added to the wardrobe to deter moths.


Parsley leaves are very nutritious and are great for urinary tract problems such as kidney stones, cystitis and fluid retention. It can be made into a tea or juiced.


Rosemary leaf tea helps improve memory and digestion. It also has antioxidant properties and helps relieve tension headaches.


Sage tea has been used traditionally for years for sore throats, tonsillitis, loss of voice, and to help relieve menopausal hot flushes or night sweats of any origin. It also help improve memory.


Tea-tree leaves as a wash can be used as an effective antiseptic for cuts and wounds and help with skin healing. It is also great for skin eruptions, acne, and fungal infections. Only use topically and if using the essential oil, dilute in water before using.


The leaves are used as an antibacterial for colds and flu. It helps remove mucus from the lungs and its antispasmodic properties help soothe tickly coughs. It is also anti-inflammatory so can be used for bronchitis and inflammation of the digestive system.

Enjoy growing your herbs and making your own herbal medicinal kit!