Feet are under-appreciated. We use them every day all day, forgetting what loyal servants they are until a problem arises—and then it’s typically a big problem. Heel pain tends to be one of those big problems because it prevents us from enjoying the activity we are used to. Exercises are often necessary, but not typically […]
Spring means warmer days, budding flowers and trees—and if you’re unlucky, the appearance of watery eyes, runny nose and itchy throat—all hallmark symptoms of hay fever. Allergies are on the rise due to warmer seasons and an increase in toxic chemicals.
Many people turn to medications like antihistamines but become disheartened by the side effects […]
Not too long ago, January 2017 to be exact, the FDA issued a statement with a warning: “homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna pose an unnecessary risk to infants and children and urges consumers not to use these products.”
On the other side of the globe, in Europe, a study found that 94.5% of French Pharmacists recommend […]
Just when you feel like you have your new life under control—well, sort of—it hits. Your three to six week old baby cries for hours, won’t be soothed and won’t sleep unless you carry her everywhere. You’ve ruled out the usual problems, no diaper changing needed and he’s not hungry—so it’s likely your baby is […]
Homeopathy has such clear evidence in its favour and yet it is so quickly criticized by skeptics in the medical field because many believe it cannot possibly work. That was the experience of Dr. Peter Fisher, who knew both sides of the argument better than anyone, as the director of research at the Royal London […]
Most people in my experience–including many journalists, medical doctors, natural health practitioners and even patients–are entirely unaware that there are hundreds of scientific studies on homeopathy that show positive results, and that this research includes double blind placebo controlled studies, the gold standard as far as research standards go. Compiled below is a sample of […]
Nothing can quite stop you in your tracks like a fracture. It’s painful, it takes time to heal and it must be immobilized—usually with the help of an awkward, bulky cast. While you can’t change those facts, you definitely can help your bones heal more quickly and more completely. Both my cousin and my daughter […]
Homeopathy at home
Homeopathic remedies are perfect to keep at home for “first aid situations:” those ills that eventually pass without needing a doctor, but uncomfortable enough that you need some relief. In these situations, homeopathic remedies act fast, are exceptionally safe–even for children and infants–and as an added bonus, they taste pleasantly sweet!
Unlike conventional or […]
Karen* was a happy, carefree eighteen year old until she left for university. Never having been away from home for long before, she didn’t know what to expect, but unlike her other friends, she became terribly homesick. She cried a lot. She thought it would pass, but it didn’t. Soon Karen wasn’t eating or sleeping […]
When I was in my 20’s, I went through a period of being susceptible to bladder infections. If I sat on a cold bench or my feet got wet, then I would end up with a niggling feeling and urinary discomfort. Thanks to the wisdom of my mother and our European traditions, it was always […]