Stuart Thomson - Director

History of the website

This website serves as a homepage for the activities and services of the Gaia Research Institute, including that of PHARMAPACT, my health freedom activism efforts from 1996 to early 2000, by which time I had, through five years of personal sacrifice, rendered the SA Medicines Control Council pretty much altered from a rabid dog into a toothless mutt, in as far as its attempted expropriation of natural health and therapeutic substances to the pharmaceutical sector is concerned.

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This is not to say that I am proud of this fact, since ever since then the marketplace has been not only in a state of freedom, but also one of total anarchy, which was not my original intention, since I have always strived to eradicate the charlatans from our midst for the protection of consumers. I have and shall continue, on this updated website, to use much of my resources to educate consumers about the more serious threats to which they might be exposed in the name of “natural” and other “health” products.

Reason for this website

I have created this website to assist seekers of truth in evaluating for themselves, which of their and other current attractive popular health beliefs might actually be based more on romantic notions or plain stupidity rather than stark reality and in doing so, avoid these pitfalls not only for themselves, but also for others whom they might otherwise inadvertently influence by usually well-meaning distribution of such delightful untruths or outright commercial scams.

How to Navigate (site-mapping)

Please click on the site map below to initiate loading whilst you peruse the remainder of this page.
(You can conveniently launch selected pages directly from the site map)

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This site has been designed in such a way as to allow significant site mapping of sections of or the entire site via dropdown menus (if Java enabled) by merely hovering one’s cursor over the six headings on the homepage and also the Products, Research, Consumer Awareness and Miscellaneous buttons on other pages. I now have a web-mistress on our staff, who in addition to technical aptitude, well-translates my sense of aesthetics into reality, which is important seeing as the website is a public reflection of myself.

The Free Radical pages will serve as a regular launch portal for all things controversial: my rantings and ravings and my pleas for sanity, perspective and consumer caution in the face of a barrage of wickness that threatens not only to steal your money, but even your health. Please feel free to communicate with me via e-mail at or by telephone (044) 532 7552, regarding any aspect of the topics and material you might encounter here.

No institution can remain independent of vested interests regarding its research and activities unless they are self-funding, which is why there is a commercial component on the fringes of this website, the proceeds of which products, the finest of their class internationally, largely funds the research and health activism components of the Institute. You are invited to support our ecological and humanitarian work whilst simultaneously enjoying the finest products to be had.

Visitors can easily judge for themselves the degree to which Gaia Research stands above all its competitors in the personal and health care sectors by comparing the non-commercial contribution that Gaia Research has made to these sectors in South Africa. You will not find years of personal sacrifice to prevent the insidious erosion and destruction on consumer's health, on any commercial competitor's website and you may advantageously bear this in mind when making product choices in your daily life.

A Blue Background represents Personal Care Products and related Consumer Toxicology issues.
A Green Background represents Health Care Products and related Consumer Toxicology issues.
A Pink Background represents Baby & Kiddies Products and related Consumer Toxicology issues.
A Gold Background represents Mature Gold Range Products


The internal links are in green text and clicking these will open separate pages that will load while you finish with the original page. The external links are in purple text and will lead you to websites other than Gaia Research, who's original open pages will not disappear until you close them, so you can evaluate the link-out pages and then return to Gaia Research via the original open pages, so don't close your Gaia page if you wish to continue perusing our website without having to reload, since you cannot return via the new external pages, which are not reciprocal links, nor by back-paging from these, since completely new pages without histories are opened).

With regards to the Order Form button, you can click and open an order form automatically in a separate window regardless of where you are from where you can order products. To continue browsing or between adding products to the order form, merely minimise the order page (the minus sign in the top right corner), from where the order form can be repeatedly accessed by clicking the corresponding file in the task bar at the base of your desktop. If you do decide to order online, please check it before you click "Submit".

Our top of the page navigation buttons (as illustrated below), consist of drop-down menus comprising of links to most of the pages on the website for easy navigation to wherever you wish to go (only works for java-enabled computers). If your computer is not java-enabled, just click on the main navigation button itself, which will take you to a selection of destinations.


Panel menus, as illustrated below, appear on pages having much information in separate titled parts and clicking on a chosen title will accelerate you to the beginning of that section within the page. Should you choose and read a title lower on the menu and reach the end of that title or page, please be mindful that titles above that chosen probably remain unread and can be accessed by scrolling back up the page.




Health Care

Personal Care


Referral links (as illustrated hereunder) are provided in light blue capital letter titles at the base of pages where highly recommended complementary titles are available internally. These open in new pages, so do not close your original page if you wish to retain the option of back-paging the path you came up to that point. Each page has dedicated navigation buttons on top and at the base of each page that afford several additional destination options. Page headings and titles are colour coded in green or blue for Health and Personal Care sections of the site respectively. Size is generally indicative of importance and red titles indicate toxicological issues.


Indicates availability a larger font format via a (downloadable) pdf file for the visually challenged.
Indicates controversial evaluative comparisons, typically a primer A "VS" B.
Indicates a special focus on ingredients.
Indicates the victory of truth via an exposé, typically a more detailed A “VS” B.
Indicates availability of a scan of a lawyer’s letter of threats and demands.
Indicates availability of a scan of a certified analysis.
Indicates a closer look at a topic not described by any of the above symbols.

Indicates a serious consumer awareness toxicological issue.

Indicates a hilarious situation, where we enjoy a good chuckle at an idiot's expense.
Indicates a sun-care topic.
Indicates a particularly interesting point or section of a topic.
Links to grouped detailed product information from the Introduction/Catalogue page in the newly revised Personal Care Range products section.

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