... ...

Going traveling this winter?


Then you need this guide to homeopathic remedies for travelers! If the winter of 2013-2014 tells us anything, it is that it may get really cold again this year. For many, the drop in mercury triggers thoughts of warm beaches, turquoise oceans and piña coladas. The eagerness to get away can often leave a person forgetful of proper preparation for tropical conditions. More often than not, travelers get sick during their stay due to contaminated food and water, insect bites or too much sun. It would be a shame to come home with more than just lasting memories, such as a nasty parasite that has nestled itself in your intestinal walls. As an avid traveler, I have seen this one too many times. It's all fun and games until someone ends up spending half of their vacation glued to the toilet with the worst case of Montezuma's Revenge ever! The feeling of "never well since" can linger for months after returning home leaving you to wonder whether the trip was worth it in the first place. Just as you would maybe exercise that little bit harder to look good in your bikini, why not prep your immune system as well? This simple pre-travel protocol can help strengthen your immunity naturally.

» Read more

Book Review: The Homeopathic Conversation: The Art of Taking the Case – Dr. Brian Kaplan


All Homeopaths must read this book! It should be curriculum, period. Brian Kaplan tells his personal story of his journey from a young child who wanted to heal people, through becoming a disillusioned MD and a fated trip to a used book store that would lead him on the road to becoming a Homeopath. A trained homeopath who found that he didn’t know how to properly create rapport with patients that elicited the information he needed to properly prescribe, and he tells how he remedied that.

» Read more

How smells can affect you: Scientific support for Aromatherapy


Ayda Moreno, Certified Aromatherapist shares with us this great article from Dr. Mercola about how smells affect you and some interesting studies about aromatherapy.

» Read more

First Do No Harm


In our old bathroom, anticipating a renovation, we let all occupants, frequent or otherwise, write what came to mind. Most were tasteful, some we had to temporarily paint over. “Always have high hopes and low expectations” “Bad Wolf” and the one I currently have as my motto: “First, do no harm”. The saying is often associated with the Hippocratic Oath – the creed of health practitioners since ancient times. I have discovered that it is simple to say but often difficult to apply...

» Read more

Slipping into Depression and Anxiety: How do you know when it’s time to get help?


If you suffer from depression and anxiety, you may have noticed that these conditions often move in cycles. Identifying this tipping point can help you to stop a serious bout of depression and anxiety before it gets out of hand. I seem to get an influx of depression and anxiety patients around this time of year. It is an interesting pattern because usually this is the time of year when people start to feel better. Days are getting longer, grass is getting greener, flowers are emerging, and the warm days of patios and summer vacations is imminent. You can almost taste the smell of BBQ on the air outside at dinner time. I came to understand the reason for this pattern from my own bout of depression last year.

» Read more