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What my clients have to say

Reversing fatty liver - NAFLD

I went to see Dr Kalan as I was experiencing irregular heartbeats, was tired during the day and got ill frequently. I went to various doctors who prescribed antibiotics that made me better initially but then I got sick again.

Dr Kalan then discovered that I had fatty liver, even though I am not an alcoholic. When I first found out that I had a fatty liver I thought to myself that this is just my luck and I had a sort of ‘victim’ mentality.

But then I thought that there are people with worse conditions than this and if I don't change my lifestyle I will end up just like them. I realized that as this was all self-inflicted just through what I ate.

It was very difficult changing my eating habits because as an Afrikaans man I am only used to eating lots of meat and fatty foods. That was how I grew up and it was all I knew. The first 3 months was the worst after the first re-test as it didn't show a massive improvement in my liver function.   I then realised that I have to make a lifestyle change.

Since then my main focus is just to continuously improve on my diet and lifestyle and I am happy to report that my liver tests have returned to normal. I think the blood test is a big advantage to measure yourself and your progress because you can't manage what you can't see and through that you can.

It is amazing what the body is capable of when given the correct fuel. I am very glad I changed the condition through diet and not medication.

I feel better than I have ever felt before and I only have Dr Hema Kalan to thank for giving me the information and guidance. I think health is something one never can get 100% results instantly and therefore you need to take it small steps at a time.   

C. Van Wyk

Childhood allergies

My youngest daughter was diagnosed with combined food allergies (milk protein, soya, eggs, fish, peanuts and tree nuts) as well as inhalant allergies at an early age, 6 months old to be exact. For the last eight and half years she has been on numerous treatment plans including the use of cortisones, antihistamines, antibiotics and reflux medication. Her symptoms and reaction to her allergens can range from mild to very severe. At times when her inhalant allergies are high she reacts to wheat which we treat with a complete diet change.

Two years ago she was diagnosed with no nasal cilia present in her nasal canal. This was the underlying reason why she picked up infections and was sick every two weeks. It was at this point that I started exploring alternate healing methods.

I was intrigued by Dr Hema's approach, she was the first doctor i had ever met that concentrated on wellness off the mind, body and soul. Dr Hema suggested that I start my daughter on the Autosanguis treatment or desensitisation by using small doses of her blood to treat her allergies.

Dr Kalan had warned me not to get my hopes up with the treatment plan. She advised that I could expect an improvement off anything between 20 to 60%.  My daughter's allergens were too high and too many and any positive results would be great. Desperate for any solution I went along with the treatment plan and I was ready to accept as little as a 20% improvement.

The treatment took six months and involved a number of dosages. Whenever we changed a dosage my daughter would react with different symptoms. Sometimes it would be red and inflamed eyes and other times her chest would get tight. There were times when I was ready to give up but with Dr Hema’s encouragement, help and support i persevered and 6 months later my daughter was looking much healthier and had started gaining weight. The most amazing miracle for me was that for the first time in seven years my daughter did not have to take any cortisones or antibiotics during her treatment period no matter what her symptoms/reactions were.

A few weeks after i had completed Dr Hema’s treatment with my daughter and for my own peace of mind I requested my daughter's paediatrician to do a full blood test, the results were amazing and confirmed that my daughter was no longer allergic to milk protein, eggs and fish and that for me was a 100% improvement.

For me the Autosanguis treatment was the miracle I was looking for that would improve my daughter's health and quality of life.

Thank You Dr Hema Kalan for all the encouragement, patience and perseverance you have shown us and for always been there.

I feel better than I have ever felt before and I only have Dr Hema Kalan to thank for giving me the information and guidance. I think health is something one never can get 100% results instantly and therefore you need to take it small steps at a time.

R. Bashir

Sorting out Iron Defiency Anaemia

It was only year and a half back that I was feeling like I had NO energy, my life was a drag and I was simply exhausted with no passion for anything. After Dr Kalan sent me for a full blood count the results showed my iron levels were at 4.6 which is well below the minimum rating. Here was the answer to my low energy and I immediately started taking low doses or natural forms of iron supplements which made me feel a lot better.  I knew that in order to achieve permanent results I had to change my diet.  You see, I had had low iron levels in the past and was given iron tablets to correct it.

With the help of Dr Kalan I started a six weeks detox program which basically cleansed my body, mind and soul. A detox based mainly on fruit, legumes and vegetables, especially the green ones, changed me from the inside out.  My body started feeling lighter, I had energy like never before and my mind started functioning with great alertness and sufficiency.

During this time I realized how abusive I had been to my body by feeding it all the wrong things and how forgiving my body was now by showing me daily level of increased energy levels and aliveness. There was joy all around. My emotional threshold was stable and content. The focus in my mind was sharp and enduring.

It was then that I made a conscious decision to not only finish the detox, but to permanently change my diet to a well-balanced one with nutritional food choices. 

Don't get me wrong. I still eat my take outs which I do love, but I also make sure I get a good portion of veggies (specially the green ones) the next day. I also still drink a glass of wine or two sometimes but I always make sure that my water intake is more than sufficient. Everything is about balance...

Today my iron count is not only normal but in the optimal range with no supplements needed. My body has healed itself through a nutritional diet. Most importantly this journey has led me to greater self-love and deep respect for my body.

Take this journey to healing through a nutritional diet..., you are worth it!!

With Love and great appreciation to a fantastic Dr Hema Kalan.

A. Meckler

Concentration problems

Our journey with Dr. Kalan began last year.  My husband and I were called to our child's school to discuss his progress.  Needless to say it did not go well.  We were informed that our child  is struggling, may have a "chemical imbalance" and is possibly ADHD. The school recommended we see a neurologist.   As parents not only were we shocked to hear this but terrified that our child may require chronic medication.    We spent our nights researching ADHD and ADHD drugs.  The more we read the more unsettled and alarmed we became, but we decided that we would do this our way and pursue all the options.  Having all the information and having an existing aversion to drugs for controlling behaviour, my husband and I opted for a natural integrative approach.  We were lucky enough to hear of Dr. Kalan and embarked on the journey with her.

Our first meeting with Dr. Kalan was reassuring and she presented all the natural options available.  We found that we could relate to Dr. Kalan and she took the time to truly listen and understand the daunting space we found ourselves in as parents.   This gave us great comfort and we knew that this would be the right path for us and our child.  Dr. Kalan identified, through blood tests, that our child had an underactive thyroid and further indicated that problems with his gut can have adverse effects on his digestion, sleep and concentration. With a combination of vitamins and therapies that Dr. Kalan prescribed, I am happy to report that as of this year, our child is in good health  with a stable thyroid and doing well in school!  With his improved appetite, better sleep patterns and improved energy levels, we are back on track to a healthier, more confident and happier child. 

Dr. Kalan made every effort to ensure that we understood all the options and therapies and even consulted an integrative endocrinologist to ensure that our son received the best possible integrative and holistic options.  Thank you Dr. Kalan for your support, commitment and guidance on this journey to a healthy and happy family! "


Reversing Diabetes


At the beginning of 2016, I suffered a cartilage injury and visited my GP. It was a normal visit but he found my Blood Pressure was high and was very concerned. He then sent me for various tests and diagnosed that I have diabetes.  

My first reaction was, " Impossible! I am not prepared to accept this condition and need to resist the situation."  On a visit to the doctor (H Kalan) with my wife, I mentioned my situation and she was optimistic that she could assist me to reverse my diabetic condition. I was excited and determined at all cost to restore my health and dispel the diabetic condition.

From the inception, I understood that I need to adhere strictly to the instructions and advice of the doctor in order to reap maximum benefit. Thus began the journey of sacrifice, discipline and determination to undertake this tedious task. Remember, desperation can break all barriers and it is a reason for ensuring the goal is achieved. For too many people,  this task may be difficult but I took it in my stride and decided to be disciplined in my undertaking.

With the encouragement and optimism of the doctor (H Kalan), I started my diet of vegetables and fruit. The diet and reversal programme was for 22 weeks and I was probably going to shed some of my weight in order to reverse the diabetic condition. Within a week I lost about 3-4 Kgs. Words of encouragement from the doctor and others noticing my slight loss of weight, spurred me further and I maintained a disciplined routine and strict diet. No craving or desire for the sumptuous foods and delicacies could attract my attention or divert me from my mission. The result was that in three weeks I was able to loose approximately 12 Kgs. I felt lighter, healthier and more confident of my progress. The Doctor (H Kalan) was greatly concerned that I do not lose more weight and fade away, and said that what I have achieved in three weeks took others to do so in 18 weeks. I achieved the distinction and need to be a good student.

At the end of the programme (mine was moved to earlier than 22 weeks), I was sent for the various tests. This was a great relieve for the doctor, my wife and myself as the result was positive and my Blood Sugar Level (to 5.3) dropped.

I am grateful to doctor (H Kalan) for patience, encouragement and confidence she had in me, as I was able to reverse my diabetic condition and look healthier. A plus to this is that I have lost the big belly and have not taken any medication for headaches, colds and pains for the past year.

Should I say Amandla or Nkandla???

I know that this journey to recovery and reversal of the diabetic condition is a tough one but discipline, determination and optimism will take you safely through this great task. The end result is achieving your health and life back from the jaws of disaster, hopelessness and despair.

Remember, you will always crave for delicacies and the nice things you ate, but you have to decide between a healthy and good life and destruction of the self. Therefore, abstain from the contamination and poison for the body.

I hope these few words will encourage you to strive to achieve your goal and reversal of chronic condition.


Prostate Cancer

I was as healthy as a fish in water. After a fitness appraisal which I passed with flying colours, only my GP had to do a check on blood pressure etc. Then my PSA count revealed 4.9. He prescribed strong antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days and a retest in six weeks’ time. This test revealed 5.8. I insisted on seeing the best urologist. He was fully booked for months. I just waited in the reception room until he had to see me at 17H30. The prostate was normal with a slight hardening. He was compassionate and did a biopsy the very next day. After a week he contacted my wife and told her that I had a very aggressive cancer (Gleason score 8). He said a radical removal of the prostate was the only way out. He consoled me that once it was removed and the PSA test revealed zero, I would be ok. The histology report revealed that all the cancer had been removed by the prostatectomy. I was thankful. But the PSA blood test a month later revealed a score of 0.81. The cancer had spread. He suggested an immediate retest. This scored 1.04. He suggested treatment by chemotherapy, radiation and hormone treatment.

My wife was worried sick. As a believer I must say that 1. I was thankful for the life I have had. 2. I was not angry or resentful. 3. I did not blame or accuse myself for the lifestyle which I had been following.

I was however afraid of the consequences of the treatments my urologist had suggested because I knew a few (neighbour, bank manager and a feed representative) who had suffered immensely and died despite the suggested treatment.

What I needed was a holistic approach to the cancer treatment.

My wife, a serious scoliosis victim with the worst imaginable back pain, had previously been for stem cell treatment in the USA, and to all imaginable doctors in the country. She was surviving on anti-inflammation and pain killers for so long that her digestive system had virtually collapsed. By God send she had met Dr Hema Kalan and another Dr Lindeque. Dr Kalan had put her on a strict diet. Her situation was improving.

This was my introduction to these two doctors. I changed my lifestyle upon the first consultation. I used to eat porridge with milk, and drink a lot of milk, 1 – 1.5 litres per day. I ate beef, pork, chicken, processed cold meat, vegetables, salads, fish, biscuits, coffee, tea, bread, jam, butter, chocolates and had two whiskeys, probably five times per week. (My wife was a dietician and as such we lived and ate healthy food).

From the first consultation I changed 100% to:

Daily breakfast: A variance of five grains (maize, sorghum, buck wheat, barley and oats)

NB! All GMO free. With calcium gluconate, black strap molasses, Himalayan salt, and some rice syrup.

LUNCH:    Dry beans (Black, haricot, chick peas, lentils, sugar beans), with a whole tomato cooked sauce (lycopene)

Dinner: Vegetable soup or salad or fruit.

Snack 10am and 3pm: 4 spoons fat free cottage cheese – smooth with 2 spoons cold pressed flax oil and 10 brazil nuts or 20 pecan nuts.

Together with the diet I drink a host of supplements to :

  1. Build up the immune system, heal the gut
  2. Regulate PH
  3. Supplement minerals.
  4. 5 litres distilled water and 1L of distilled water with 100ml fresh lemon juice.

I have left out all sugar, rice, bread, potatoes, pork, mutton, beef, chicken, milk, cheese, fish, coffee, tea, alcohol and condiments.

Since I had put my mind to it, I quickly got used to it. There are times that it causes inconvenience. (Functions and meetings where lunches and teas are served).

Every 6 weeks, I  do blood tests, the results of which are sent to the three doctors.

My urologist who is very experienced, wrote me asking whether I had received any hormone treatment because my PSA score was declining. He said he had not seen such a result. I sent him the above information and he told me to please continue with the above diet.

For practical reasons, my wife started eating the same breakfast, lunch and dinner as I. Her back is much less of a burden, without the strong painkillers and anti-inflammatories. She looks so good that everyone compliments her.

I feel strong, work, and am enjoying life. I thank Dr. Kalan for her kindness, encouragement, and the manner in which she explains everything she prescribes.


Laser treatment for pain management

Over the years, Dr Kalan has successfully treated my family and I for a number of ailments without the use of toxic drugs and their harmful side effects. I have disc degeneration at C4-C7 and experience intense neck and shoulder pain at times. I have been to a number of specialists including neurosurgeons and an orthopaedic surgeon, who either suggested surgery or long term treatment of pain medication. When I met Dr Kalan and told her my history, she immediately offered me her laser treatment. And the results were outstanding. I never knew that pain relief was possible without the use of medication. After the first session the level of pain in my neck and shoulders was reduced and after a few more sessions I was convinced that this is the way to go. The laser treatment is pain free, non-invasive and has no negative side effects, making it an amazingly effective alternate treatment for pain relief. 

A few months ago, my daughter seriously injured her foot and had very bad soft tissue damage. Her foot was so sore that we couldn't even touch it. We immediately took her to Dr Kalan who administered the laser treatment on her foot. Within 10 minutes of the treatment my daughter felt some relief. The laser treatment has also been very effective in treating our children’s sinuses.

I truly have faith in the laser treatment and in Dr Kalan’s approach to treating and getting to the root cause of illnesses.

Dr Kalan is not just a doctor who heals but a doctor who is compassionate and really cares about her patients.

N. Ramgopaul