Dr. Derrick Lonsdale

Preventive Medicine
Westlake, OH
75 years experience male

Locations

Office

Strongsville, OH

Address

12315 The Bluffs, Strongsville, OH
Directions

About

Bio

Graduated M.B. B.S. London 1948. Family doctor in England to 1957.Medical Officer RCAF to 1960. Resident in pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) 1960-1962.. Board Certified pediatrician 1962. Staff pediatrician CCF 1962-82..Pediatric oncologist for 6 years, followed by special interest in inborn errors of metabolism, requiring detailed knowledge of biochemistry. From 1982 to the present, Complementary Alternative Medicine in private practice. Special interest and knowledge of vitamin B1 metabolism, its association with functional brain changes in children through sugar ingestion and its connection with dysautonomia and several brain diseases in adults as well. Over100 articles in medical journals. Two books available free on line at the "Soil and Health Library" in Alternative Medicine section. Clinician Award American Nutrient Vendors Association 2009. Interested in all questions on behavior problems in children, including autism. Retiring from active practice July 1, 2012 but will continue to maintain an interest in answering questions on Health Tap. High calorie malnutrition is responsible for a huge amount of disease in America. My Blog is "Oxygen, the Spark of Life". It explains the major differences of Complementary Alternative Medicine with present Mainstream Medicine.

Specialties
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Preventive Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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2.1K Answers
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Yes: I usually tell people to eat "god made" food and leave the "man made" stuff alone. No need to get food from the organic section in the supermarket. St... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Yes: They are full of nutrients
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Might be cysts: Depending on the position, they could be occipital glands. Look for a sore on the scalp. Also look for nits, the hall mark of head lice.They are oval ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Depends: This needs more information. Do you mean that he/she has never "pooped"? Are there any associated symptoms that suggest pain or discomfort. It seems ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
No: Post partum depression, particularly if it is severe, is never normal. You should check with your doctor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Delay in development: This is a spectrum of disorders with high functioning add, adhd, tourette at the lower end of the spectrum and lower functioning autism at the top. Ap... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Yes: Allergy depends on theindividual's medical history.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
No: Alcohol is not a normal food, even though it is high in calories. The baby gets its nourishment from you annd there is no time in life when proper nut... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
No: Once the surgery is done "funnel chest" does not return.It is a congenital deformity and contrary to many peoples' idea that it "compresses the heart ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Disastrously low: You need a vitamin D3 supplement or more sunshine. Even people with black skins need sunshine but do not overdo it for you can also get sunburned.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Of course: Vitamin C,,like all water soluble vitamins should be "enough". If you are healthy a well-rounded multivitamin may be all that is advisable.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Sleep paralysis: Is a well recognize condition that occurs during REM sleep. It is of course abnormal and indicates poor chemistry in the center of the brain. Probab... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Vitamin deficiency: Is the most common cause of hair fall. You're probably suffering from high calorie malnutrition
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Typical globus: Often described as like a lump in the throat. It is of no real consequence other than the worry that it causes. It will probably go away if you igno... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
It does sound like: Irritable bowel syndrome, most commonly related to lousy diet.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabol... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Of course you can: But you risk of making the yeast infection much worse
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Common sense: If there is no reason to worry, why worry? A sleeping baby is a perfect example of peaceful sleep.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Yes if gentle: Not the ideal but acceptable if both partners agree.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
NO: The symptoms are extremely variable, depending on the deficiency. Classic deficiency diseases are rare in developed countries but do occur. B1 def = b... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
?bleeding: If it is really black and a bit shiney it may be malena. Blood leaking into the intestine becomes black in color as it passes through the bowel.Get it... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Unnecessary: You don't need a schedule but the sleep requirement is different for everyone. The usual answer is 8 hours but there is a record of a woman that only ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
We are not machines: And we do not possess "fuel gauges". If we eat only god made food to satiety we do not need to count calories. All forms of "junk" food tend to increa... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Same for all: 1. Eat only god-made food, 2 exercise in moderation, 3. Adequate rest, 4. Have some fun. 5. Smile back at people that hurt you and ignore the hurt.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
No: It is a natural process that occurs soon after sex.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Of course: Commonest cause in non diabetics is the chronic ingestion of sugar.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Loss of balance: And muscular control. Speech may be slurred and the patient behaves as though she were drunk with alcohol. A rare cause is vitamin b1 dependency. This... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Abd pain: So called "water brash". Occasioal regurgitation of fluid into the mouth or pharynx.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
For what?: Diflucan (fluconazole is generic) is taken by mouth for two months in appropriate dosage. Monistat may or may not clear a vaginal yeast. The source of... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Unanswerable: Depends on your own susceptibility governed by your genes. People can smoke and get away with it but it is like playing dice with your health.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
None: Roughage is another word for fiber. It is a most important part of diet consisting of both soluble and insoluble fiber. They both have effects on abso... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Commonest : Is male pattern baldness. Alopecia (hair shedding) is commonly from nutritional deficiencies.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
NO: Obesity is from the quality and quantity of diet. Pills are the indications of how artificial we have become in our every day lives.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Mild laxative: Does nothing to youyr "innards".
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Yes: But the juice should also contain at least a good part of the fiber, for it is an important part of fruit and vegetable nutrition.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Yes: If yoyur friends can stand the stink. Garlic contains about 20 thiols that are beneficial, including a powerful form of vitamin b1.
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A member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
LOUSY DIET: Ibs is caused by faulty signals from the lower brain through the autonomic (automatic) nervous system that services the bowel. If sugar, coffee and sw... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Exagerrated reflex: Coughing is a reflex initiated by a message to the brain from the bronchus. If it is initiated too easily you can cough unnecessarily. Commonest cause... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Yes: B12 is high, not low. Vitamin d3 is very low and may be the connecting link. It needs to be between 60 and 80 and is now thought to be the commonest v... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
How measured: If your BMR is low, commonest cause is hypothyroid. Easy to get it checked.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
It can be: The bowel is under the control of the lower brain that is a computer. For every signal that goes from the computer to the bowel there are 9 signals th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Be honest and frank: But only if the question is asked.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Possibly: Poor diet in general has a lot to do with pms etc. Get rid of all the sugar stuff, including sweeteners.It may need supplements.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
?IBS or infection: When you eat, a signal goes from the stimach to the brain. A return signal goes to the bowel "suggesting" that you have a bm. It is called a gastro-co... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Bowel yeast: The "headquarters" of yeast is actually in the bowel and spreads to the vagina, sometimes even througfh the blood. You need a lab test (great plains) ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Anemia: Can be caused by many thngs besides iron deficiency. You need to have the underlying cause found. B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency is very common... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Yes: A carbuncle is a "boil" with multiple heads and it is a serious infection of the skin. Bruising is a form of hemorrhage into the skin and is entirely ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
That IS: A health problem because it is not normal. It can be as simple as poor diet, but since I do not know if there are other symptoms, I am only guessing.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Requires energy: We do not know exacly why we have to sleep. I have always assumed that it is to do with cellular energy conservation. Digestion entails the use of ene... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Anemia: There are many causes, iron deficiency perhaps being the commonest. I would advise you to get it checked out.
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Aug 26, 2013
Good Knowledgeable answers and Caring Approach
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Knowledgeable answers, caring and dedicated
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Knowledgeable answers, cares for patients
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Thank you! This is good to know. I was wondering if it was a sign I might go into early menopause. LOL! I take the pill continuously so that I get my period quarterly. I have severe period symptoms - ...Read More
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I'll check it out. I had a diagnosis of fibromyalgia but the "roaming pain" stopped a few months after CPAP therapy started. W/ the fibro, I started taking a B vitamin complex. It helps, and the magne...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! And you are so right! At times the drugs just exacerbated things and added new symptoms which took longer to diagnose so many other things I have going on with me. It's ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, England
Graduated 1948MD

Awards

Clinician Award American Nutrient Vendors
Top Doctor, First Place, Cleveland, OH - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Cleveland, OH - Winter
2013

Affiliations

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