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I sincerely wish I had met Mr. John Catsicas many years ago.  In the short space of time in which we have known each other, he has helped me and my son immeasurably.

John is a mixture of good old fashioned common sense and a vast knowledge of health issues.  

I have suffered from digestive problems since my childhood, and have been diagnosed as having an irritable bowel.  I am sure that as a result of this issue, I have, like my mother, developed quite debilitating arthritis.  I called on John after being prescribed with Celebrex to help with the arthritic pain and Nexium to deal with the resulting heartburn.  John's sage comment to me, when asked his opinion, was that I was effectively "mopping the floor whilst the tap keeps running".  It was exactly the situation, and for a chemist, whose livelihood depends on selling drugs, it certainly gave me utmost faith in him.  My faith in him was well placed as the remedy has proved.  I now no longer take either of the medications.

My son who suffers from Barrett’s oesophagus is only 25, and had a future of strong drugs in front of him. Again I asked for help from John.  In my son’s case he again has offered sensible advice which looks like it will prove successful in dealing with this potentially dangerous disease, without heading straight for the surgeon and a lifetime of drugs to alleviate the symptoms.

John has recommended a weight loss programme which also is proving successful, and as any middle aged woman would know, that is really quite a break through!

I look forward to a long professional association with John, as does my family.

Rosemary, Armadale



My son has made a miraculous recovery from his 4.5 week illness. After seeing John, he started the prescribed naturopathic medications, within 36 hours he was a new boy. His fatigue almost vanished overnight and his energy levels were restored. He does have trouble taking the lactobacillus sachets and can only handle 2 sachets once a day but the rest is fine. My son is back to an energetic, talkative and annoying boy…

He is looking forward to coming to see John for review.




We have 2 children under 5 and the change in their general well-being and ability to fight winter ills has been much improved since we put them on the Orrong Pharmacy naturopathic tonic that John recommended.  The positive difference in their health has been commented on by both family and friends and I feel the children are more robust. 

S Hunter, Armadale



John, when I came in seeking strong painkillers and you suggested a consultation; little did I know how life changing it would be. I've gone from laying on the bed to put my socks on to walking upright again, pain free. My wife would complain that I had no energy after work and now we are back walking in the evenings. The transformation from that first day is nothing short of miraculous and I haven't hit the three month mark yet. I thought pain and discomfort was what I had to put up with but it isn't, there is another way, thanks John.

T. Grunbaum, Elsternwick



I am 23 and I've had what the doctors call 'chronic fatigue' since I was 19 years old. For so long I've felt like maybe I'm just mentally weak because all I could do was sleep, which led me to depression amongst many other things. I have tried so many different doctors and methods to figure out what is wrong with me, so much so that I had pretty much given up.

John’s services were too good to be true. I was sceptical at first as I had heard 'you'll feel better in no time' time and time again...but this time these words actually came true! It only took a couple of short weeks to start noticing the difference. I can't believe it. I am feeling so much happier, healthier and living life again... like a 23 year old should!
Thanks John,



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