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Sharon Erdrich

New Zealand

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Any health related question, particularly those related to an holistic approach, using nutrition, herbal medicine, aromatherapy and lifestyle options.

Experience in the area

30 years as a registered nurse, Private health consultant and experienced educator of complementary medicine practitioners.


NZAMH, NZ Nursing Council., AIMA (Associate member), Naturopaths of NZ.


Kai Tiaki Journal. Healthy Options Magazine. See my website for downloadable articles.


Reg Nurse, Post Grad Cert Health Science (Nutrition), Dip Herbal Med, Dip Naturopathy, Dip Aromatherapy.

Awards and Honors

Best Research Paper, Top Naturopathic Student (2005)

Past/Present Clients

Varied, from all ages and with a range of health issues.

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Recent Answers from Sharon Erdrich

2016-10-31 Tooth abscess and dead root:

Hi Stephen  It's usual for the dentist to want to "save the tooth - at all costs" (yours of course)!  I am leery of root canals for a number of reasons.  My opinion is that an extraction is a better option

2016-10-31 Early 40's with borderline low testosterone:

Hi Stephen  Have you had a blood test for haemochromatosis.  Has your C-reactive protein been checked.  You either have "iron overload" (eg due to haemochromatosis) or systemic inflammation - or both.

2016-10-26 Early 40's with borderline low testosterone:

Hi Stephen  Thanks for the question.  First issue is "why is your testosterone low"?  There are a number of natural/botanical options but I wonder if you have had a full hormonal profile done?  Testosterone

2016-10-14 Coumarin in cinnamon and cassia teas.:

Hi Mike  Yes, you are correct, coumarin is fat soluble - but alcohol can extract it as well.  (I misread your initial "isn't" for an "is" !).  So, yes you're pretty safe with cinnamon tea.  I think the

2016-10-11 Coumarin in cinnamon and cassia teas.:

Hi there  I'm not sure where you got your info, but coumarin is very soluble in ether, diethyl ether, chloroform, oil, pyridine and ethanol.   Coumarin is also in chamomile and there are documented cases


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