Homeopathy And Planting Lawn Flowers For The Bees

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This year I have not seen more than a couple of bees at a time in my small garden here at Morrinsville.  There are plenty of flowers there of which bees are very fond, but the bees just do not arrive in their numbers as they used to.

Well, we all know about those insecticides and herbicides which kill bees off.  If we want to protect our bees so that we still have them around to pollenate our food crops for us, then we all have to stop using toxic chemicals on our soil and plants.

It has been shown that the nicotinoid insecticides spell death to bees, causing the phenomenon known as ‘Bee Colony Collapse Disorder’.  Scientists who researched this project found that bees who were exposed to incredibly microscopic amounts of nicotinoid poisons, so small that the nicotinoids could not be detected in the samples they gave to bees, developed a virus which killed the whole hive off.  Whereas the bees which the scientists knew had not been exposed to these microscopic amounts of poisons did not succumb to the virus, and their hives lived.  See Merrilyn’s post entitled  Bees Colony Collapse Disorder from February 2011.

Thus is the power of Homeopathy.  For this is how Homeopathy works:  Microscopic amounts of the original material are used by diluting the mixture to the required strength.  Critics of Homeopathy, such as New Zealand’s doctor Shaun Holt, are adamant that homeopathy is a sham because ‘homeopathic remedies do not have anything in them’.  But scientists, in proving how poisons remain potent even when there is no trace left in a dilution,  causing the death of bees, have actually proved that the strange  phenomena of homeopathy exists.

In Homeopathy, as it works for people and animals, a dilution of the original material, whether it be a poison or a plant, or a mineral, is used to cure the same symptoms that the poison would induce if it was given undiluted to a healthy person.  We would not try taking any amount of the deadly Digitalis in its original form, as we would experience a racing heart, delusions, and probable death.  But if suddenly, without taking any Digitalis herb, you became sick with a racing heart, delusions, and feared death,  then chances are that Homeopathic Digitalis would fix that racing heart and take away the delusions and fear of death.  And homeopathic nicotinoids would probably be the very thing to reverse those symptoms which arose from being exposed to nicotinoid poisons, or to reverse the same effects. If the life of a bee were not so short, and their bodies not so fragile, it might be possible to reverse the effects of the poison by spraying their hives with an even stonger dilution of the toxin which made them sick.   (A stronger potion results each time it is diluted 1:10, or 1:100)

The other reason that bees are struggling to survive, apart from insecticides killing them off, is the fact that there are few flowering herbs and weeds left around on street verges and in the lawns which are planted about the place.  This means that bees are often short of food.  They are also short of the medicinal nutrients to be found in all flowers of herbs and weeds and fruiting plants.

Many valuable plants are disappearing from our gardens and from our grassed areas.  In the old days, one would see an abundance of pretty little flowers peeking out through the grass, especially if you left the grass to grow for a week or two after getting rain.  But people seem to want monocultures of pure grass these days, with none of these valuable medicinal plants and weeds showing their dear little heads.

We need to get planting those old-fashioned components of grass – Things like penny royal, red clover, plaintain, dandelion, prunella vulgaris which is a beautiful little purple flower, also known as ‘self-heal’, daisies, yarrow and chamomile.   These plants all grow well in a lawn and will provide nourishment for the bees as well as a feast for the eye of the beholder.  Every time you walk across your lawn you will smell the delicious fragrances of these herbs, which has an uplifting result in itself.

Plant plenty of borage, marigolds, lemon balm and fever few amongst your vege patch, and let the seeds self-sow in the corners of the garden.  Lemon balm and borage are especially loved by bees, but any of these little flowers will attract honey bees and bumble bees into your vege patch and orchard, which will help produce a good crop through their pollination work.  The bonus is that you will end up with medicinal plants at your finger-tips, to use when necessary, as well as keeping the bee population alive and well.

Instead of using those poisons to kill the weeds and insects, let the nature’s natural insecticides, the small weeds,  share your lawn with the grass.  Plant cottage garden plants around in your vegetable patch, and around the borders of the lawn, and let those beneficial weeds grow.

So throw those poisonous insecticides and herbicides away.  They are bad for the bees, bad for  your own health,  bad for the health of your children, and bad for the health of your pets.

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List Of Homeopathy Remedies For Shingles Herpes Zoster

Basic Natural Homeopathic Remedies For Shingles, also known as ‘Herpes Zoster’:  This post concentrates on the Homeopathic options available for the treating of Shingles.  More information on natural treatments for shingles may be gleaned from Merrilyn’s earlier post entitled: ‘Homeopathy For Shingles’.

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I believe that overuse of vaccinations and other medical drugs, plus the effect of toxic insecticides and herbicides and food additives, are the reason so many people get shingles at some stage of life.  It is usually under conditions of great stress that we succumb to shingles, but I think that the interference of vaccinations in our systems, and the other chemicals in our environment, are the things which set the stage for the return of the herpes zoster virus.

Dr John H. Clarke, M.D. in his Homeopathy book ‘The Prescriber’,  and W.A. Dewey in his ‘Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics’ each list several good remedies for treating skin diseases, including the shingles virus.  I have recently added Dr Iyer’s best recommendations to this list.

The virus which causes shingles is related to the chicken pox virus, and apparently, any of us can succumb to shingles later in life, after having had chicken pox as a child. So it might be a useful thing to learn of some homeopathic remedies for treating both chicken pox and shingles, just in case.

It is widely accepted amongst homeopathic practitioners, that Rhus. tox is one of the best remedies for shingles.  Rununculus is another recommended remedy.

A friend with long-standing symptoms of shingles, mainly on the shins,  found that homeopathic Rhus. tox taken three times a day for a week, reducing to twice a day for another week, and then a dose once a week, worked to cure the shingles.   She also applied colloidal silver to the affected skin, and used between 1000mg-2000mg calcium ascorbate vitamin c each day for around 2 weeks.

John H. Clarke states that Rhus tox 30 taken orally three times a day for three consecutive days will usually cure shingles when the disease has affected the scalp, and he also says that Rhus tox is useful for treating shingles in younger people.

John H. Clarke suggests that treatment for general Herpes Zoster – Shingles – begin with Variol. 6, 4h, which you would have to get a homeopathic chemist to make up for you.  He suggests that another remedy follow the Variol:  If you are a younger person below middle age, then you would use Rhus tox 3, 2h.   He recommends Mezerium 3, 2h. for older persons, and Arsen alb 3, 4h. for chronic cases.

When continual pain is experienced, you could try Homeopathic Pru. spi. 30, 3h, taken orally, which Dr Clarke recommends.  For external application over the afflicted area, Dr Clarke suggests a lotion of Cantharis 3x made up, 10 drops to the ounce.  This can be applied on clean linen.

An ointment of zinc oxide and castor oil can be useful, says Dr Clarke.  Zinc and castor oil ointments were commonly available until recently for the treatment of babies’ nappy rash. You might still be able to purchase this from a health shop.

Dr T.S. Iyer lists the following recommendations for either Herpes Zoster (shingles) or Herpes Circinatus (ringworm):

For ringworm, his champion remedy is  Sepia 200 given once a day at night, for three days.  Then leave off for four days, then repeat the sequence as necessary. This treatment can be followed by Rhus tox, given just once a day, three days apart (no dose for three days).  Repeat this sequence three times (over a period of twelve days altogether)  Then Sulphur could follow, if necessary, using the once a day dose, with no medicine taken for three days, then repeating until improvement is noted.

Use Nitric Acid or Graphites if there is extreme itchiness.

For Shingles, Iyer specifically recommends Aconite at the beginning of the condition appearing, marked by sore chest, fever, or headache.  When these symptoms have subsided, use Rhus tox, taken every four hours.

If nausea and vomiting are present, Iyer says to use Antimon tart, given every two hours as needed. Other remedies recommended by Dr Iyer for shingles, depending on the symptoms, are Arsen alb, Hepar sulph., Mercurius, Lycopodium, Sulphur or Sepia.

Dr Iyer uses several doses of Sulphur at the end of a treatment if symptoms have not entirely cleared up. He claims this almost always effects a cure.

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Vitamin C is antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and acts as an antihistamine.  It helps the body detoxify, which is why it is such a valuable remedy to use in alternative cancer treatments.

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Possible Homeopathy For Meningitis If Vaccinations Don’t Work

Homeopathy And Vitamin C Therapy

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Sadly, a young girl has just died of Meningococcal disease in Wellington, New Zealand. She was only twelve.  She had been vaccinated for the disease, but succumbed to it anyway.  Which poses the question:  How long ago, I wonder, was she vaccinated for Meningitis, and is it possible that she succumbed to the disease BECAUSE she had been vaccinated?

Alternatives to Vaccination should be being explored by doctors all over the world.  And we hope that the drug companies do not get to patent ‘natural’ remedies so that they can make a profit from such simple remedies as Vitamin C, and Homeopathy.

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Many doctors and hospitals, backed by drug companies who lay down the law on these things, are reluctant to use alternative therapies such as Homeopathy and Vitamin C treatment.  Even when patients are dying in hospital, when vaccinations and antibiotics have not worked, and the patient has been given up for dead,  they will give every excuse for NOT trying Vitamin C therapy.  Homeopathic treatments are not used either, because drug companies do not want any competition for their pharmaceutical drugs which make them trillions of dollars of profit every year.

A case of swine flu in 2012, Auckland, New Zealand  proved that hospitals are beholden to the drug companies and will do anything to avoid using an alternative therapy to the one provided by the drug companies.  They would rather let a person die than to use any alternative remedy which might save that person’s life.  Because, if they use an alternative which works when their antibiotics have failed, then people will question the value of antibiotics and vaccinations.  The drug companies do not want people to question their methods.  Legal drugs are big business, not only for the pharmaceutical companies, but for the whole of the medical profession.

Vitamin C Can Kill Viral Illnesses, as well as Bacterial Illnesses:  In 2010, a man who had swine flu was being treated in an Auckland hospital.  Antibiotics were failing, and the man’s life was nearing its end.  Nurses had been instructed to take him off life support and to let him die.  Luckily, his family were present, and they did not allow this to happen.  They asked for Vitamin C to be administered in megadoses, as they had heard that Vitamin C could cure swine flu, as well as many other infectious diseases, if it is given in megadoses.  The hospital refused, saying that Vitamin C would not work, and the man would die anyway.  The family said “If you don’t give him Vitamin C, and he dies, then we will sue you.”  So, after a prolonged and tense debate,  the hospital gave the man the Vitamin C, and he recovered.

I believe that megadoses of Vitamin C should be given to children suspected of having Meningococcal Disease.  Even before the disease has been analyzed properly, Vitamin C could be safely given.  Since it can kill both viral and bacterial infections, it is the best measure to take if you are not sure what the disease is.  The diagnosis of the girl who died of Meningococcal disease on Monday is still given as ‘suspected meningitis’, according to television news on Wednesday, which gives an indication of the uncertainty around her disease.

Consequently, while the ‘word is out’ about Vitamin C curing swine flu and other infectious diseases, most doctors would not have any idea what homeopathic remedies might be effective in treating a case of cholera, or whooping cough,  swine flu, or anything else.  Doctors have been largely kept ignorant about how to use Homeopathy, and indeed, most of them think that Homeopathy does not work, because the myth that homeopathy does not work has been perpetuated by the drug companies since about 1920.  “There is nothing in it”, they say.

How Homeopathy Was Suppressed By Powerful Drug Companies:  In the 1920’s, the American drug companies sought to silence homeopathic doctors, by getting government agencies such as the FDA to make it illegal for any practicing doctor to publish any research whatever on homeopathy.  ALL RESEARCH FINDINGS, AND PROVINGS OF THE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES, WERE FORBIDDEN TO BE PUBLISHED IN ANY MEDICAL JOURNAL, OR ANY OTHER PUBLICATION.

This wiped out the main competition to the drug companies empire building.  Many homeopathic hospitals and teaching schools in America were closed down, and doctors who still practiced homeopathy were declared to be ‘quacks’.

However, in England, homeopathy did not suffer such a tragic fate.  Everyone has heard of the Royal Homeopathic Hospital in London. Until recently, there were around 20 Homeopathic hospitals operating over the United Kingdom.  Difficult economic times has led to the closure of many of these hospitals, as well, I think, as the declining knowledge about Homeopathy.  Drug companies fiercely promote their medicines world-wide:  They have the money behind them to promote and sell their pharmaceuticals.  Whereas homeopathy is not ‘patented’ by anyone:  There is no money to be made out of Homeopathy.  The idea with Homeopathy is that you do not put people ‘on’ to medications for life, essentially so that you can profit from them.  Generally speaking, in homeopathy, you treat the person until they get well, in which case  there is no reason to keep taking a medicine anymore.

The Royal family were great supporters and believers of homeopathy.  The Queen Mother used it all her life and lived to be 101. (A friend of mine said, when I told him about the Queen Mother  – “Well – imagine – she might have lived to be a hundred and ten if she hadn’t used all that stuff! – It might have ruined her health.”  A joke, of course)

Alternatives To Vaccination:  Vitamin C and Homeopathy.  Vitamin C is well-known as a prophylactic and a remedy for infectious diseases.  But Homeopathy works in preventing and curing illness too, if the right remedy can be found.

Some Homeopathic Remedies Which Might Be Effective In Cases Of Meningococcal Disease:

Dr John H. Clarke, M.D. suggests several remedies for meningitis in his book ‘The Prescriber’.  These remedies have specific potencies which actually have to be made up by a homeopathic chemist.  They might be of interest to some doctors who wish to explore homeopathic alternatives to antibiotics and other drugs. Some of these Homeopathic remedies which Dr Clarke recommends are:

Arnica 1, 1h. if the meningitis is due to a bang on the head,

Aconite 3, 1h when the patient has become fearful, anxious, restless, and has dry skin and is thirsty.

Belladonna 3, 1h. for when the patient is delirius, trying to run away, with flushed face and dilated pupils.

Bryonia 3, 1h. when there is pain with white tongue and nausea, but not much delirium, as well as depression and stupor.

Helleborus n. 3, 1/2h. for when there is pain at the back of the head and neck accompanied by much depression.

Apis 3X, 1h. if the patient is extremely nervous and makes shrill cries during sleep.

Sulphur 6, 1h for use after Apis or other remedies, especially if the patient has a hot head but cold feet.

For Tubercular meningitis – Dr Clark recommends Bacil. 30-200 taken in a single dose of 4 globules.

If the meningitis is due to a knock on the head, with resulting concussion:  Give  either Apis or Bryonia followed by Arnica.

Zinc. met. 6, 2h can be given after Belladonna or Helleborus, when the fever has subsided.

For “Typhoid meningitis” or “Spotted Fever”, Dr Clarke recommends

Meningococcin 6-30, 4h. – and Cicuta virosa 3, 1h.  If symptoms of blood poisoning are present, use Crotalus 3, 1h.  For pain getting worse behind the ears and down to nape of neck, use Am.c. 200, 2-4h.  If all else fails to relieve the spasm, use Actimon r. 3, 1/4h whilst spasms continue.  Then Gelsemium 1, 2h if there is paralysis, and for any deafness – first a 6, 4h followed by Sulphur 6. 4h.

Read Dr Clarke’s booklet ‘The Prescriber’ for more details.

Of course, a doctor must be seen if your child is sick.  Meningitis is a notifiable disease, and it is very dangerous.  These homeopathic remedies might be useful to keep on stand-by, though, in case of an emergency, or in case vaccination has not worked to keep the illness at bay.

Homeopathy For Emergencies:  I would keep these remedies in my medicine cupboard for emergencies:  Arnica 30, Aconite 30, Bryonia 30, Belladonna 30, Mercurius 30, Ledum 30, Sulphur 30, Helleborus 30, and Drosera 30.  You would use the chosen remedy every 15 minutes for around 6 doses, then spread the dose out to half hourly, then hourly, lessening off the dosage as the patient improves.  Usually, after the first day of being given the appropriate remedy, the patient begins to improve.  Then you can give a dose of just four or five drops once a day for about a week, or as long as it takes for the patient to recover.  If there is no change after using a remedy for several hours, then the remedy might need to be changed.

The Usefulness Of Keeping Homeopathic Remedies At Home:  It can be very frightening in those wee small dark and lonely hours of the morning when your child suddenly becomes sick.  In these cases, you can use the appropriate homeopathic remedy while you are on your way to the doctor’s or the hospital.  This pro-action, of taking a homeopathic remedy before any other medication can be sought, could just save a person’s life.  You might even find that by the time a doctor gets to see you at the hospital some hours later, that your child might have nearly recovered from having been given the right remedy.  Such a case I always found to be with using Drosera for Whooping Cough and Croup.  Once I remember being suddenly alerted in the middle of the night, hearing my baby suddenly having difficulty breathing.  I gave him Drosera 6C or 30C immediately, whilst we were preparing to race to the emergency doctor.  On the way, in the car, after having given him a few more doses of Drosera, we realized that the emergency situation was no more.  He was breathing normally again.  So we went home.

Ledum is a prophylactic (a preventer) of Tetanus.  I never had any of my children vaccinated  and used homeopathic Ledum instead, whenever I thought that Tetanus could be present.  Apparently, no case study has ever shown that the Tetanus vaccine really does anything to stop people getting tetanus.  As is the case with the whooping cough vaccine, or the meningitis vaccine, people can still get these disease though they have been vaccinated.  Which is a good enough reason to keep the appropriate homeopathic remedies in the cupboard.

It is always best to get professional advice from a qualified Homeopath before taking any Homeopathic remedy, especially if you or your child is unwell.  It is important to get the RIGHT remedy.  Sometimes there are several remedies which will do the trick, but sometimes, there might be only one or two which will cure the condition.  Also, sometimes you may need a constitutional remedy as well, and for this, you need to have a proper consultation, with your ‘case’ being taken, so that the appropriate remedy can be found.

In an emergency you may not have time to see a homeopath, especially if vaccination has failed.  So go along to a qualified homeopath NOW, to get his advice on what remedies you should keep in the medicine cupboard, in case of an emergency.

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Merrilyn’s other posts on Homeopathy and Herbal Alternatives to Vaccination:

No Antibiotics For H7N9 Bird Flu Virus 2013 Human Killer

Homeopathic Remedy Arsen Alb For Flu Allergies Asthma

Homeopathic Arsen Alb For NZ Flu May 2013

Vitamin C Cures Swine Flu Case

Vitamin C and Cancer

Vaccinated NZ Girl Dies From Meningococcal Disease 3rd September 2012

Health Without Vaccinations Or Antibiotics

Homeopathic Remedy And Herbs For Cholera


Save Homeopathy – Brief History And A Royal Horse Called Hypericum

Best Homeopathic Remedy For Whooping Cough And Croup

List Of Homeopathic Remedies For Ear Ache

List Of Complementary Homeopathic Remedies And Sequences

How Homeopaths Cured Some Cancerous Tumours

Doctors Used Homeopathy To Cure Fibroid Tumours

List Of Homeopathy Remedies For Shingles Herpes Zoster

Useful Homeopathic Remedies For Measles

Vaccination Alternatives and Homeopathic Remedies For Scarlet Fever

Scarlet Fever Outbreak in Hong Kong/Homeopathic Alternatives

Flu Vaccination Brought On Asthma And High Blood Pressure

Unicef Gives Vitamin A For Measles In Syria

Natural Treatments and Remedies For Scarlet Fever

Herbal Recipe For Cancer Doctor Uses Just Three Herbs

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Drugs Versus Homeopathy and Some Homeopathic Remedies For Bone Complaints

Homeopathic Remedies are vastly under-rated, mainly due to the bad publicity given them.  This movement against homeopathy is driven by drug companies who are keen to have homeopathic medicines deleted from our list of options.  Drug companies fear homeopathy. If only the truth were known about the efficacy of homeopathy, when the correct remedy is given, then drug companies could find their profits dwindling dramatically.  This is the last thing that they want.  And so homeopathy continues to walk a dusty road alongside conventional pharmaceutical treatments whose companies take the fastest bus to the bank.

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!…….Nevertheless, there are still a few ‘quacks’ and alternative people about, such as the Queen and Prince Charles, who have used the Royal homeopathic practitioners since day one to cure their maladies.  The Queen Mother used them all her life and lived to be 101.  So, there you go.

Why Are Drug Companies Against Homeopathy? 

The truth is that Homeopathy is inexpensive, as well as effective.  It is only a fraction of the cost of buying your average medication.  It is not harmful to the body.  If the wrong remedy is given, any negative effects can be counteracted by the antidotal remedy, or simply by using the remedy which is better suited to the patient, and which should have perhaps been given in the first place.

Homeopathic remedies are taken only for as long as is needed to cure the complaint.  Generally speaking, as soon as improvement is noted, then the dose is reduced, and soon after,when the symptoms have almost disappeared,  the medicine is stopped.  This scenario is the opposite of what usually happens at the doctor’s office, where people are often given medications ‘for life’, which suits both the chemical manufacturers who make the drug, as well as the doctor himself.

The amount of people over 50 who are ‘on’ drugs for the duration of their lives, such as warfarin, presnozone, Fosamax, etc, is absolutely shocking.  Because most of these people, with the help of their doctor or naturopath or homeopath,  could have CORRECTED the problem initially, making the taking of pharmaceutical medications for life unnecessary.  By adjusting the diet appropriately, by cleansing, by prayer and mediatation, and by using vitamins, minerals, and HOMEOPATHY, many of these over 50’s people could have staved off the taking of medication ‘for life’.

I was once told by a doctor, after I stopped drinking alcohol and was in a bad way because of depression, that I had some inherent mental disturbance which I was cursed with, and so I would need to take amytryptaline for the rest of my life.  I took his prescription home, but the stuff made me feel doped, and so I threw them away.  I have never taken any medications for my nerves in all that time since, which is now 14 years ago. And nor have I ever had any more alcohol, or done anything really terrible.  What’s more, I am happy and content with my life.  If I had believed that doctor, I would be more than a walking zombie by now, with, probably, water retention, arthritis, and obesity.  I have none of these, Praise God.

Anyway – Doctors certainly can be helpful, and sometimes it is necessary to take their medications, such as antibiotics.  But the taking of drugs ‘for life’ is something to be wary of.

We have been conditioned through drug companies’ persistent advertising, which we currently see on television every night, that taking drugs for anything is ‘normal’.  Drugs can easily be bought over the counter for the most common of ailments:  Drugs for cold or flu. Drugs for pain in the head.  Drugs for arthritic pain.  Drugs for digestive upsets.  Drugs for allergies, and sensitivity to plants or chemicals.  Even taking these drugs over a short period of time will be harmful to some part of the body, if not every part.  It seems a tragedy that people are hooked into taking drugs which have the potential to harm them, when Homeopathic remedies could have fixed the problem in most cases, without doing any harm to the vital organs, and without any danger of becoming addicted, which is always a possibility with pharmaceutical medications.

As for long-term medications:  Most of these medications, such as warfarin and fosimax, are not ‘for life’ at all – rather, they are ‘for death’, as they are generally a road to a quicker death through some other break-down of the organs.  The organs, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and the veins themselves, become weakened as a result of taking these drugs over a long period of time.

Fosamax, which is often given to people with osteoporosis,  is capable of destroying the bone in the jaw.  This condition is called necrosis of the jaw.  Some people have had to have the jaw removed, because the pain from the jaw is just so incredibly awful.  Fosamax is known to cause a weakening of the bones, when it is in fact meant to strengthen them.

Giving Fosamax to people for bone problems seems to me to be down-right irresponsible.  This practice is, in fact, regarded as criminal by many:   There are lawyers in the US who specialize in dealing with Fosamax cases, there are just so many of them.

There is enough evidence to show that Fosamax causes problems with people’s health, and makes them sick in many cases, yet the stuff continues to be prescribed without warning to all those patients who implicitly trust their doctor and the drug companies.

My aunt was given Fosamax a couple of years ago.  She immediately began to experience many of the side effects  of fosamax which were listed on a paper inside the packet:

These were:  Nausea.  Constipation alternating with diarrhoea. Loss of appetite.  Headache.  Bone pain. Etc, etc.  She complained about these side effects to her doctor. The vomitting was troubling her very much.  He prescribed ANOTHER chemical medication to take, to mask the symptoms of nausea, so that she now takes the two drugs – Fosamax, and the nausea antidote.

Suggestions For Some Alternative Remedies For Bone Complaints which my aunt could have tried:

First of all, the diet would need to be looked at.  Help from a naturopath would be recommended, to make sure the diet is rich in alkaline greens, has adequate protein, adequate mineral and vitamin content. Plenty of celery, which is wonderful for strengthening bones, carrots, onions, and green vegetables would be important.  Including two apples a day in the diet, or at least drinking the juice,  would have been very helpful.  Eating fish several times a week would be helpful.  Bone broth stews, such as those made from tail bones, would be nourishing to the bones.  Eating sardines daily as an alternative to meats would be good.  As well as a good diet, the following could have been tried:

More magnesium to help the absorption of calcium.  More calcium-magnesium rich foods such as sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and almonds.

More sun for Vitamin D.  More Halibut liver oil for its Vitamin A and D content.  Vitamin D helps to build and maintain healthy strong bones.

More daily Vitamin C, such as non-acidic Calcium Ascorbate, which  helps to detoxify poisons from the body, helps to renew tissues, helps prevent infection, and also helps keep the blood alkaline.  It also helps to soothe the nerves and encourages a good night’s sleep.  It is a mild sedative and a mild pain killer which helps to heal bones at the same time.

One of the following Homeopathic Remedies may have been helpful instead of taking Fosamax:  Homeopathic Phosphorous;   The cell salts Calc.fluor; Calc. phos; Ferr. phos and Mag phos, and Silica.

Calcarea Fluor.  can help bone pain.  It can also help to stop roughness or nodules appearing on the outside of the bones.

Calcarea Phos. helps to strengthen soft bones.

Ferrum phos is a good one to use at the beginning of a bone disorder, when joints can seem painful and swollen.  This remedy can be taken as a cell salt several times a day for chronic cases, in alternation with another specific remedy for the bones.

These are just suggestions.  You need to seek advice from a qualified homeopath before using these remedies if your problem is serious, to make sure that you are on the right track with the right remedy, or remedies.



Homeopathic Remedies For Babies Letter To Sneha

Simple Homeopathic Treatments For Colds, Flu, Fever.

Of course you should take your baby to a doctor if he or she is ill.  But you could consider visiting a Homeopath or Ayurvedic practitioner BEFORE your baby gets sick, so that you can learn about Homeopathic alternatives for antibiotics.  Homeopathic medicines can be used instead of vaccinations.  Vaccinations, I believe, and so do many doctors themselves, are very harmful to a growing baby’s immune system.  It is well worth looking into the option of using Homeopathic medicine as a solution for fighting childhood illnesses, as Homeopathic remedies do not pose the dangers to health which standard vaccinations or innoculations or antibiotics do.

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Dear Sneha,
It is really nice to hear from you.  I still have the flu.  I am sitting at the computer with the fan heater blowing on me, so I don’t get cold.  I am still not really feeling like talking much on the phone – mainly because I have to sit in a really cold place to talk.  But I should be able to talk to you on the phone sometime over the weekend.

Homeopathic arsen alb is helping me to recover quickly.  If you take it early enough, it will prevent the flu coming on.

Yes – wasn’t it a great weekend?  I feel like part of the family.  I do love coming to see you both, and you always spoil me so much with all that beautiful Indian food you cook.
No good that little Chris has gotten a bug too.  It may be the same thing which I have come down with.  I am sure he will be OK soon.
Personally, I never used antibiotics at all for my children, and I do not take them for myself either these days.  My children all got better with natural treatments such as extra Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Homeopathic remedies.

I also refused to vaccinate my children, after my first-born became ill from having immunization antibiotics at three months old, and again at six months old.  After that experience, I decided to use Homeopathy instead of vaccinations.  My three younger children did not have any immunization at all, not even for tetanus.  This was a good way of staying out of the doctor’s office.

And I believe that the usual childhood infectious diseases such as measles, mumps and chicken pox are important for the child to experience, as these infections make the child stronger by building up the immune system.  My children all had these infections which I treated with homeopathic remedies and vitamins C and A.

Immunization weakens the immune system, of that I am sure.  It is interesting to note that my one child who did have those first two vaccinations is the one who now most frequently needs to visit the doctor.

Homeopathic remedies are very good, and they are a favourite of all Ayurvedic practitioners.  I am sure you have heard of the  Indian Ayurvedic medicine.  I think it originates in your Kerala province, actually.
Anyway – Homeopathic remedies are the best way to go.

It is great that you are still feeding Chris breast-milk.  Your baby has a stronger immune system when you are feeding him yourself.  The natural antibodies in your milk help your baby to resist disease, and breast-fed babies do not generally get sick in the first six months of life. If your baby does get sick, then  Homeopathic remedies will usually work really well when your baby is breast-fed.

Antibiotics are weakening to the body in the long run, and may even set the stage for cancer and arthritis later on in life.
You really should avoid using them on your baby unless there is an emergency.  Anyway, it is good to see the doctor, especially if Chris’s throat is sore.  This can be a symptom of diphtheria, which is dangerous for children.  However,  it is most likely just a simple flu virus, or a cold.

Homeopathic remedies are sold at most health-food stores.  Belladonna and Aconite are two of the most used remedies for childhood illnesses.  Aconite is used when the illness comes on suddenly, especially after becoming chilled or wet in the rain.  Belladonna is generally very good for when there is restlessness with burning hot cheeks.  Bryonia is excellent where there is a persistent cough, as it helps to dry up the mucous.  Bryonia can be used alternately with Aconite, which make these two remedies very effective in clearing up flu, coughs, and fevers.

You can use Halibut liver oil capsules as well as the Homeopathic treatments.  I used to bite open two capsules and squirt the oil straight into the mouth of my baby.  Then eat the remaining capsules yourself.  Halibut liver oil is one of the best ways of fighting infection.

Apis 3x is a specific remedy for Diphtheria, and so is Phytol. and Lachesis.  However, I do not think that Chris has Diphtheria.  The timing of Chris’s sickness is concurrent with my getting this flu, so it is very likely to be the same thing.

Anyway – Hope you don’t mind my telling you these things.  You may decide you do not want to follow Homeopathic treatments, and stay with those antibiotics.  But I would surely recommend going to see a Homeopathic doctor, or an Ayurvedic practitioner, rather than using antibiotics.

Hope Chris gets well soon.

Thanks again for having me.
Much Love,

Sneha replied shortly afterward:

Hi Merrilyn
I was busy with Chris .I saw your message just now .Thanks for your suggestions and considerations .I don’t like to take the antibiotics in his infancy .ButI am worried about his fever .Its third time he has getting high temperature . Actually he has no flu and cough. However,temperature comes up and down.  So I went to the hospital . I thought if i neglect now it will worse after and I start the antibiotics.

I know about the Homeopathic medicine and its very good  for the children and adults . I thought its in India only .India is a famous place of the Ayurvedic medicines.I want to suggest about these Homeopathic medicines and Ayurvedic remedies  with B.  He knows about these more than me. Its really helpful you said everything from your experience . So I don’t want more clarification for that.

In India, we were using these Homeopathic medicines and everyone likes it. Children still using these remedies for fever and flu there . Thank you for reminding us about that .I heard last month , an Indian Homeopathic  Doctor is available in Auckland.  I don’t know about her details and address. I can contact her later after finish these course of antibiotics of Chris.