Dr Ann Huycke

About Dr. Ann Huycke

Originally trained at the University of Kansas Medical School, Dr. Huycke's interest in natural health began in Japan while providing care for US Army personnel and their families. Upon returning to the States, Dr. Huycke became a staff physician at the Shealy Institute in Missouri, where she collaborated with physicians, psychologists, physical therapists and massage therapists to create an integrated approach to health care.

A Peppy Drink

Charles Leiper Grigg in 1929 developed a drink with the slogan “It takes the ouch out of the grouch”. His drink improved mood and cured hangovers and it’s name eventually become “7 Up”. The “7” represented the periodic number of the predominant element in the drink (which was actually 6.9 rounded up for you chemistry nerds). Can you name that element?

The element is lithium.

Incidentally, in many studies, lithium levels in the water correlates inversely with aggressive crime and suicide (the higher the lithium in the drinking water, the lower the crime and suicide rate). Lithium can also help Alzheimer’s disease.

Low level lithium supplementation is available in the health food store. Doses can vary from 300 mcg to 10 mg.

By the way, lithium was removed from 7-Up in the 50’s. Over the years, high fructose corn syrup or aspartame or splenda have been added. And that is no mood enhancer.

Greenblatt, J and Grossman, K, Townsend Letter 387: page 63-7.


By |September 14th, 2016|Healthy Eating|

What is the preferred mask for city firefighters?

This mask is heavy and cumbersome, vision may be limited, and it requires an oxygen tank. This equipment is necessary because of the toxic building materials that are burning. If you choose to wear this during fire season, tell me how it goes when you make a withdrawal at your bank.




Credits to Ann Huycke and Jeanine Butler.

By |September 14th, 2016|Air and Water|

What is the fire gear for the lungs most worn by the forest firefighters?

They wear no lung protection! There is minimal risk of short term smoke exposure causing lung cancer. There is however the possibility of allergies, bronchitis, cough, increased phlegm, fatigue, headaches, etc. https://www3.epa.gov/ttnamti1/files/ambient/smoke/wildgd.pdf

Why don’t they wear masks?

I spoke with a forest firefighter who told me that if they were given masks, they wouldn’t wear them. Their backpacks weigh 45 pounds in gear, food and water. A mask which is fully protective requires an oxygen tank, this respiratory protection adding 30 pounds of weight to their pack. Even lightweight N95 or N100 particle masks create work in sucking air through a filter, making hard physical labor much more arduous.


Credits to Ann Huycke and Jeanine Butler.

By |September 14th, 2016|Air and Water|

Live Cell Analysis Using Dark Field Microscopy

An overview of what live cell analysis is and what conditions it may be able to identify.

By |August 17th, 2016|Videos|

Asthma Causes and Remedies

Dr Ann Huycke discusses help for you if you suffer from Asthma. What to avoid, what to do, and what to take.

Nuts – Are they Healthy?

Dr Ann Huycke discusses almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, and more. Which ones are healthy, what nutrients they provide, and what to avoid.

By |August 17th, 2016|Videos|

Stroke Symptoms and Treatment using Hyperbaric Oxygen

Dr Ann Huycke discusses stroke symptoms and how to recover after the stroke using Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments.

By |August 17th, 2016|Therapy, Videos|

Thermography in Boise Idaho

Dr Ann Huycke talks about Thermography as the alternative protocol to Mammography for breast exams.

By |August 17th, 2016|For Women, Videos|

UVLrx Treatment System

This animated video depicts the biochemical activity generated by the wavelengths of light emitted by the UVLrx Station.

By |August 17th, 2016|Therapy, Videos|

Mobile Phones Cause Brain Damage

A Swedish study subjected rats to 2 hours of cell phone usage for 50 days.  At the end of this time, the brains were compared to non-cell phone users.  Dr. Lee Cowden recommends turning your cell phone on “airplane mode” during the day, and checking for messages 3 or 4 times a day by turning off the “airplane mode”.  It is unhealthy to be around a cell phone in the active mode all day.  Definitely, don’t put the cell phone to your head to answer or make calls.  Use speaker phone. Or an air-tube hands-free set.


By |July 20th, 2016|Cell phones|
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