Thursday, January 8, 2009


Here's my story:
To Horleys Website Administrator,

I have submitted the following 'Ask the Expert' question on your

Dear Sir/Madam,
Previously (many years back) I had taken protein powder to assist my
workout. After some time, my lymph nodes started swelling especially on
my neck area. After a biopsy, I was diagnosed with Kikuchi Disease,
something very rare. Doctors couldn't really pin point it but it started
after I started protein powder. I do not remember the product name
though. I have asked many doctors but they really don't have an idea. So
I stopped on supplements for a long time. Now I am starting to take
Awesome Mass, and hope no recurrence. Would you have any info on why
this would happen? Or a product more suited for me? I'm of ectomorph


Here's their prompt reply:
Dear xxxx

Thank you for your enquiry. I have done a quick bit of research on
Kikuchi Disease, but am unfortunately able to shed any light on the
condition and its potential relationship with using a protein
supplement. I cannot offer any specific advice in this regard, and I
too hope that you do not suffer a recurrence. Awesome Mass is a great
product, we've been selling it for over 15 years and have many people
very satisfied with how the product has helped them. Based on our
experience to date, I have no reason to believe it would trigger any
form of lymphatic disease, so I can only suggest you proceed with
caution and my best wishes for your good health.

Kind regards,
Karen Smillie
Marketing Manager
Level 2, 18 Normanby Road, Mount Eden
PO Box 8645, Symonds St,
Auckland 1150, New Zealand
DDI +64 9 638 3891
Fax +64 9 638 3899