One simple Principle to ensure Health, Happiness and Success:

Live your life through LOVE, not FEAR.

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20th and 21st century scientists have discovered that everything has a frequency, because everything is made of energy. The fear frequency has a lower vibration to the love frequency and so therefore matter will be affected accordingly.

There are fundamentally two types of emotions that we experience – the negative ones such as anger, hate, anxiety, sadness are bourne out of fear. Conversely, good feelings such as excitement, happiness, bliss are bourne out of love – which enables true acceptance and harmony.

The fear frequency makes us feel disconnected, alone, out of balance, uncooperative, destructive.  This becomes reflected in our bodies, as we develop dis-ease and aging.

The love frequency, conversely, not only enables better health, because the cells in our body act in a more balanced, functional and cooperative way (cells communicate with one another when healthy), but through higher frequency energy we gain clearer, deeper insights into overcoming any problems that we are experiencing.

So here are some examples of how you can orientate yourself to live your life through LOVE, not fear:

  • Whilst driving, you keep within the speed limit because you LOVE to feel safe and cooperative with other drivers, not because you FEAR that the speed cameras will get you.
  • You clean the house, because you LOVE providing a pleasant environment for your family, not because you FEAR what the visitors are going to think.
  • You cook a nutritous meal, because you LOVE to nurture your kids, not because you FEAR that they are going to lack nutrition and therefore fail to grow.
  • You practice reading with your child, because you LOVE seeing them develop and share an activity with them, not because you FEAR that they will be illiterate.
  • You go to work because you LOVE earning money and being productive, not because you FEAR that you may not be able to pay the mortgage if you don’t.
  • You run your business because you LOVE providing solutions to clients, not because you FEAR that you’re lacking income.
  • You meet up with friends, because you LOVE their company, not because, if you don’t, you FEAR that you’ll be lonely.
  • You take the medicine because you LOVE restoring your health, not because you FEAR that you’ll remain sick if you don’t.
  • You LOVE feeling tired because it’s your cue to cut yourself some slack and enjoy a rest, rather than FEARing that you won’t get it all done.
  • You LOVE being ill, because it gives you and others the chance to look after you, rather than FEARing that there is something wrong with you.
  • You LOVE being critised, because someone cares enough about your well-being and wants to be part of your life, rather than FEARing that you can’t defend yourself.

Someone who I feel gives a good example of this principle is Wilko Johnson, the Dr Feelgood musician. In January 2013 he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given less than a year to live. But because he chose to LOVE his life more than he FEARED his death, he not only managed to survive it without chemo-therapy, he is positively thriving to this day. It is common for many patients to decline in health after such a diagnosis, because usually fear dominates the person’s reaction. The problem is that in our culture we have elevated science to the status of a substitute god, all seeing, all knowing, which then gives it the power of suggestion.  However, during the time of diagnosis, Wilko described in a radio interview how he walked out of the doctors surgery and everything looked alive and vibrant. He had decided to use this predicament as an opportunity to play music with musicians that he admired and felt he had a good bargaining counter. And that is what he is doing to this day, despite having recently had an operation on the tumour, is healthy enough to continue his LOVE of life.

You can start to see that even the most seemingly negative scenarios can always be loved by you, contrary to some of our inbuilt beliefs. The important point to make here is that in truth you can never change your circumstance – which is what we normally try to do, but fail – See How to Eliminate Stress from your Life. This is because our mind, due to the power of it’s imagination, can lead us to believe that there can be a moment other than this one.

When do you remember to practice this principle? When your heart sinks – this is an indication that you have disconnected with your life-force, because you are living in fear and not in love. See Let Your Heart be Your GPS.

So when we do live through love, we reconnect with our innate healing powers, insights and wisdom and power. This is how I work with my clients: to find out in which areas are difficult to love due to conditioned or limited beliefs. Once it is matched with the remedy, the patient finds a new positive perspective, however bad the situation seems to be and this is what allows healing to commence.

Contrary to popular belief, no one has the power over the outcome of your life, except you – not by doing anything, as we commonly believe, but by the lens that we hold up to the world. We can either look through the eyes of FEAR or through the eyes of LOVE.

But, don’t take my word for it – find out for yourself.  I’d be interested to hear how you get on: Drop me a line at meikelawrence@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

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Coming to the rescue with Homeopathy

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Many people become converts to homeopathy when they experience how fast and effective homeopathy can act in first-aid situations. After all, the ‘proof of the pudding is in the eating’.This article is not intended to negate medical or paramedical help, but can show how having a few key remedies to hand can sometimes make a huge difference in an acute health situation – in some cases life-saving.

This information can be very empowering for a non-medical person whether you are a parent, pet owner, in potentially dangerous situations (including driving a car) or you are abroad. Inexpensive homeopathic remedies could turn a fraught situation into a manageable one.

My proviso is that if the symptoms persist or recur, then professional help could be needed. A  homeopath will individualise the remedy for the patient, according to the whole picture mind/body/spirit, in order to resolve the symptom’s maintaining causes. See “There is no such thing as a Chronic Condition”.

Here are some commonly needed a remedies, with the types of situations where they would be useful.

Dosage: My advice is to take one or two tablets, but don’t continue as the remedy acts as a catalyst to stimulate the body’s healing action. If the remedy is therefore not the correct match, it could effect the actual symptoms of the remedy.

  • Aconite: is a good remedy when chills, fevers, coughs, croup etc. come with a rapid onset. Also a great remedy for mental/emotional fright or shock after bad news, or an accident.
  • Apis: Can be used for various types of oedemous swelling and inflammation caused by animal or insect bites and stings.
  • Arnica: It is basically for any physical shock or trauma. Give first in any accident or injury, for bruises, bumps and bangs. Use in ointment where the skin is unbroken, if broken use Calendula or Hypercal. Never to be used on open wounds. Also works well for nosebleed. Arnica promotes rapid healing of damaged tissues; helps control bleeding and reduce pain. It can be taken before and after dental extractions and any other surgery. It has anti-thrombotic properties and is very good for rehabilitation after strokes and DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis).

       My Grandfather, after suffering a mini-stroke had become very withdrawn. After a single dose of Arnica, said he felt like his old self within a day.

  • Arsenicum: One of the leading remedies for diarrhea, especially from food poisoning and flu. It is a perfect remedy to relieve “upset tummy” from unfamiliar foods.
  • Belladonna: Good for acute fevers and sunstroke. Much heat, redness and burning usually with dilated pupils. Symptoms appear suddenly.

An acquaintance of mine once suddenly developed anaphylactic shock after eating contaminated food in India. Her symptoms which included sudden swelling of the throat were very frightening. Luckily there was a homeopath in the restaurant and managed to administer belladonna, which quickly acted within minutes

  • Calcarea Carb.: for slow difficult teething in children.
  • Carbo Veg.: is a No. 1 Remedy for resuscitation. It is also called the “Homeopathic corpse reviver”. This remedy has saved many lives. Symptoms at their most extreme are complete state of collapse due to oxygen starvation. Body is cold, pale or blue.
  • Calendula: It is nature’s own natural antibiotic and also stops bleeding very well. Use in an ointment form for open wounds, cuts, sores, burns, and similar injuries. Helps relieve infection.
  • Cantharis: For burns, particularly ones that blister.
  • Chamomila: A favorite child’s remedy particularly for ear ache and teething.
  • China: for dehydration. Complaints often arise after loss of fluids / severe dehydration (e.g. after fever or diarrhea).
  • Cocculus: For sea sickness and travel sickness.
  • Colocynth: For colic, tummy aches, diarrhea.
  • Hepar Sulphuricum: For sore throats, or loss of voice.
  • Hypericum: Have great anti-tetanus properties. For injuries to parts with high nerve fibres such as the mouth, tongue, fingers, etc. Great for the “caught the finger in the car door” or any other “crush” injuries. For paper cuts, it closes them up immediately.
  • Ignatia: It is one of the most useful remedies for “emotional first aid”, and works wonders for any emotional upsets, shocks, and traumas.
  • Ipecac: For nausea and vomiting.
  • Kali Bichromicum: Excellent remedy for colds and sinusitis.
  • Ledum: is a very good remedy for puncture wounds and black eyes. It also can be used to treat deep wounds and bites from both animals and insects. This remedy also has anti-tetanus properties.
  • Magnesium Phos: Known as the Homoeopathic aspirin. Very effective If crushed in warm water and sipped. Is useful for neuralgia of the face, cramping or shooting pains, relieves headaches, toothaches, earaches and especially menstrual pain.
  • Nux Vomica: For indigestion, nausea, vomiting, and hangover headaches. It is a major remedy for first aid situations, especially those affecting the digestive system. Can also be taken for travel sickness.
  • Silicea: is a very good remedy for forcing foreign bodies like splinters, thorns, glass, etc., out of the body. Do not use if you have anything artificial in your body like a new hip joint, pace maker, grommets, implants, metal pins, etc. as it may cause rejection.

Many people find that pre-packed remedy kits invaluable addition to their bathroom cabinet or first-aid boxes. I usually recommend Helios Pharmacy, and here is a link to purchase their kits:

Helios Pharmacy First-Aid Kits

Please feel free to circulate this information to friends and family, it may make all the difference..

 

Enable your Child’s full potential with Classical Homeopathy

Homeopathy for children #01Classical homeopathic treatment is able to balance a child’s individual constitution, which can enhance their growth and development.

We are all born with unique DNA that determines how our particular body functions physically, mentally and emotionally. We can see familiarities in relatives that show this phenomena. What this means is that we all have particular personality tendencies and physical features that determine which circumstances physical or emotional we struggle with or find easy. It is these tendencies that a classical homeopath prescribes for in order to ‘get to the bottom’ of chronic or acute illness. The theory behind it is that people only get ill when their systems are not able to cope with certain physical or emotional circumstances. Usually, illness can be traced back to a particular event that the patient could not quite cope with. These events or circumstances may seem important to some people but if that constitution finds it difficult to adapt to, then this can trigger illness.

Once the constitution is in balance, the intensity, duration and recurrence of illness lessens, because the system is more able to adapt to changing circumstances.

Reassuringly, homeopathy, as a dilute preparation, does not introduce harmful chemicals into your child’s body, but rather gently stimulates their systems to get ‘back on track’.

Homeopathy for children #02

Case: A 10 year old Anxious Child

Beth was a robust and down to earth child. She found making friends easy and had an uncomplicated nature. She did, however suffer acute anxiety about going upstairs or being in bed on her own. She would imagine monsters under the bed. She was also very worried about her older sister starting secondary school, as she felt that she was too small to cope with the bus journey and the large new environment. This condition was starting to cause problems for her and her family so they tried homeopathy. Her constitutional remedy helps people who are most concerned about the ‘big bad world’, and feel they need to protect themselves primarily in the physical sense. Issues such as moving house, losing money and going to a new environment as well as the dangers of contamination tend to be trigger factors for this constitutional type.

Beth started to allay her fears so much so that within a month she had no anxiety about going to bed on her own and no longer worried about other members of her family.

To this day, Beth is now a confident child that can cope much easier with her changing environment.

Homeopathy for children #03

Case: A 5 year old with persistant colds

Madeleine was a pretty and cute little girl, who was looking quite poorly that day, as she had had a cold for two weeks and didn’t seem to be getting better. Despite looking drained and ill, she proceeded to play very nicely in my clinic, looking over every so often to check that she met with my apppoval. She had had friendship problems at school recently. The remedy I gave her helps people who are nurturing but also wants nurturing themselves. Once way they do this is by making sure they come across as a ‘loveable’ type.

After the dose, the mother reported that the next day Madeleine had an emotional outburst, but then started to feel better until her full recovery 2 days later. As I had suspected, the cause of illness had been a bottled up upset. The remedy had enabled her to release the emotion, which had blocked her immune system, so that she could make a full recovery.

Homeopathy for children #04

Case: a 3 year old with difficult behaviour

Joe was pale, thin boy who was suffering from severe constipation, only going every 3-4 days. His mother was getting worn out, as he was very demanding and clingy, following her round the house calling ‘mummy’. Although he could socialise nicely, he would revert to childish behaviour and tantrums when he was not getting his own way. Contributing factors were that his mother had suffered stress and depression during and post-nataly, as she felt unsupported by her relatives. In these situations, there can be a transference of feelings from parent to child. The constitutional remedy I prescribed is for people who feel that they are weak and helpless mentally and physically. They fear for the future in case something comes up that they can’t cope with. When they feel compromised, they will ither keep themselves to themselves for fear of disturbance, or cling to others.

A month after treatment I received the following email:

“Joe is quite a different boy since we saw you. He regularly used the potty and the toilet and takes no prescription medicines for constipation anymore. He is slightly better with his eating and his temperament is much better. He still has his defiant streak and will whack us if he is cross but the main breakthrough was the toilet issues. I just wanted to thank you for seeing him and for the remedy as it clearly did the trick!” Mrs B, Ashstead

Homeopathy for children #05

Case: a moody 11 year old

Kate was a healthy 11 year old girl, who had had the odd bladder infection and tummy upset but no serious conditions. She was very intelligent and self-contained, but sometimes very shy and timid when meeting new people or situations. She had, however, the tendency to flare up in anger or be overly upset by other people on a regular basis, which spoilt an otherwise happy family life. On further questioning, the upset behaviour came about when she had ‘lost face’ in some way, or she felt she had been put down. For example, losing a family game of monopoly would put her in a rage. The remedy I prescribed helps people who need to be valued. They are therefore very sensitive about situations that could shed a poor light on them. They take things personally when they are contradicted in some way, because they feel that what they stand (or their values) is who they are. This constitutional type would do badly after losing a job, money or friends.

After treatment, Kate calmed down dramatically within a week. Now she shows the positive aspects of her constitutional type which is that she is a high flyer and will always put 110% effort into activities that she feels she gives the greatest value. recently she was offered a place at Oxford University.

Homeopathy for children #06

Case: a hyperactive, overweight 5 year boy.

George was a lively, yet overweight boy, who had an enormous appetite. He had been described as an ‘aggressive feeder’ at birth. Physical ailments included regular colds and sore fingers, lips and nose, which he constantly picked. There was also a question mark over his hearing tests. His parents were also concerned because he was complaining about school every day, partly because he felt that learning was boring so that he was getting behind on his reading and writing, and partly because he seemed to have a lot of problems with friendships.

George’s constitutional remedy helps people who tend to suffer insecurity, which makes them possessive and suspicious about whether others may take something away from them. This makes them want to ‘take as much as they can’, just in case. Hyperactivity and attention deficit is associated with this state, as it can be triggered when babies are trying to make a connection with their mothers and feel they are not succeeding.

After treatment, George initially physically discharged via a stomach bug, because his physical system felt ‘overloaded’. His parents noticed that his appetite when down, so that he only ate when hungry. Most pleasingly, however, was that George was now positively enjoying school and concentrating sufficiently enough to substantially improve his skills. He also was not complaining about his friends, as he was no longer feeling issues around them.

Homeopathy for children #07

Case: a 7 year-old boy with food intolerences and asthma

Sebastian had always had an intolerance to diary, which was now cut out of his diet. Since last summer, however, he had developed asthmatic symptoms and regularly use an inhaler. He found indoor swimming very difficult as his chest felt very tight in the chlorine gas filled air. Allergies, excema and asthma are all due to toxic overload, so that the body because very intolerant to it’s surroundings. In other words his body was unable to release the toxins in the body via the liver.

On further questioning it seemed that he had had a tough time settling into his new prep school the previous year. Because he was a very sensible and quiet child, the teacher had sat him next to a troublesome boy, who kept stealing his things. the teacher believed that Sebastian’s good behaviour would ‘rub off’ on the boy with bad behaviour. Similarly, other boys were also verbally bullying him. In these situations Sebastian was suppressing his upset and resentment, as he was trying to be nice and sensible. It seemed very unfair to him that other people could act unreasonably when he was being so nice. His mother was concerned that his drawing depicted lots of scenes of war and monsters. It was obvious that he needed to express his internal conflicts. I spoke to him about connecting with how he feels about things in any situation and not put those feelings in the cupboard in order to let his mind run his life, as those feelings will not go away and turn to resentment if not listened to.

The remedy I gave him helps people who tend not to express and act through their feelings, and instead, choose to be objective and reasonable about everything. They then become more sensitive about what other people say or do to them that is unreasonable, as it’s not their way. As a result they tend to dwell on past disagreements, which can eventually become toxic, because feelings, like a river, should flow and then be let go of. Since the body reflects the subconscious, it will also retain toxins in the same way the person retains and not release his feelings.

Within hours after the treatment, the mother emailed me to say that Sebastian commented on how ‘light’ his body felt, as if it wasn’t there and did a drawing of a long line of people holding hands. A week later, he was coming out of school with a broad grin on his face – something his mother had not seen before. She also noticed how much better his complexion looked, no longer pale, but rosy. After one month the asthmatic symptoms were gone, as the body had discharged all the toxins, as he was no longer retaining his feelings.

The Topic of Cancer

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was the title of a recent instructive success story book written by Jessica Richards who, after being diagnosed with cancer, decided to follow her instincts and logic and use natural healing methods rather than allow herself to be funneled down the conventional treatment route.

This article is written, not to dissuade patients away from conventional diagnosis or treatment, but to offer a wider range of possibilities that can be used in conjunction with treatment, or as a preventative, so that you no longer have to live in fear of cancer. 

The topic of cancer is a very thorny subject, one could say a taboo subject that no health professional, apart from those serving the pharmaceutical industry is allowed to have an opinion on or give information about in mainstream media. So much so, the November 2013 special cancer edition of “What Doctors Don’t Tell You” magazine was sought to be banned by Dr Simon Singh and the pharma-serving Nightingale collaboration. One could however argue, that if the conventional treatments were so great, then why has the incidence of cancer multiplied over the last 40 year from one in 10 in the 1970’s to one in three, rising to one in two today? The official line is that we are living longer – but frankly the statistics do not stack up!

As a result, most of the population are unaware or mistrustful of the many viable alternatives to surgery, radiation and chemotherapy that have been discovered and developed by doctors, medical researchers and natural therapists.  I would like to summarise many of the discoveries and findings into a simple insight about why we and animals kept in captivity or as pets succumb to cancer:

Too many toxins (oxidants) in our body create an acidic, anaerobic environment in certain parts of our body,  in which normal cells cannot survive. What then happens is that the body goes into ‘plan B’ survival mode, by creating cancer cells that are non-differentiated stem cells that can survive the lack of oxygen, which have a special protein on them, instructing the immune system: “Do not eliminate me, I have a special dispensation to access all areas and am not subject to the normal rules and regulations that cells have to abide be in this body, because I have to help this body survive in these toxic circumstances”. Like the ‘A’ team – they may have unconventional methods but they are actually the Good Guys!

The conventional interpretation of this activity is that the DNA is faulty and that is the disease to be eliminated. Let me remind you, however, all that DNA is the cells software enabling it to adapt to changing circumstances – nature never makes mistakes, it only adapts. When you know the full story behind cancer, then it all makes sense.

So a more effective way to tackle cancer is not to remove the resultant tumour as this is only an indicator that there is something wrong with the body’s internal environment (see Are you treating the cause of your illness) but by improving that environment in order to makes us better. This can be done in the following ways:

1. Through an alkalising diet, cutting out red meat, reducing other meats, wheat and diary primarily and introducing raw fruit and veg. In the case of cats and dogs the primary cause of cancer is manufactured pet foods which contain padding agent such as cereals, which their digestive system cannot tolerate. Instead give them raw foods.

Dr Simonichi, an oncologist in Italy scanned cancer patients and discovered that the localised area where tumours were growing were too acidic. He then developed a therapy using baking soda to alkalise the body.

2. Eliminate chemicals from the environment and diet.

3. Most importantly for humans,  is resolving mental and emotional traumas.

Dr Hamer, a German doctor contracted cancer after the death of his son. He made investigations and discovered a lesion in the brain that corresponds to the cancer. He found that after resolving his issue that he should have saved his son’s life by talking to his wife, the cancer went into remission. He then treated 7,000 cancer patients in this way, as the theory he proved was that all cancer patients had had some kind of trauma, but did not discuss it with anyone in order to resolve it. Out of the 7000 patients, 6,000 are still alive after 20 years of the treatment. When the mind is ‘chewing over’ unfinished business the ‘mental food’ i.e. thoughts remain undigested and just like undigested food in the digestive tract, it will ferment and start to be a source of toxicity. Toxic thoughts lead to a toxic body. This is also where homeopathy can help.

The work that I do with patients is to help them resolve past traumas with a remedy that matches how they see things. By doing so, we can start to see things from a better viewpoint which enables us to resolve our internal conflicts.

One of the typical scenarios in cancer patients is feeling hurt, aggrieved and indignant by past events and people, including in childhood. Here are some of the many symptoms I would use to find the remedy that would resolve this way of being:

Ailments from Grief

Dwelling on past disagreeable occurrences

Ailments from wounded honour

Ailments from anger with silent grief

Ailments from anger with indignation

Hatred of those who have offended them

When the patient takes the remedy that best matches their internal dialogue, it helps them get out of this state and they can start to see the bigger picture more clearly. They are able to see things from the other persons point of view, in particular the perpetrator of their wounds. It will become more obvious that in those situations actions were done by others out of ignorance, usually due to their conditioning, rather wanting to willfully do harm to them.

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Alopecia: the root of the problem

hair loss It is known that alopecia is an auto-immune disease whereby the immune system attacks the hair follicles. Mainstream medicine treats the problems on a purely physical level with localised steroid treatment to suppress the immune system temporarily. The hope is that the immune system rights itself again, which it often does, but the question is if and when. However, the mind and body are ‘two sides of the same coin’ and unless the emotional aspect of the sufferer is taken into account there will never be cure.

In my practice I have observed and treated very specific emotional issues that alopecia sufferers commonly have. Viewed holistically, hair is very much linked to personal identity. Sufferers ‘lose their identity’, typically, when not able to voice their feelings, and therefore cannot fully express who they are. Paradoxically, when suffering from emotional distress, as a coping mechanism, there is a disconnection with their own feelings, and ironically others tend to think they’re feeling fine.

Louise Hay writes that alopecia is a sign that the first emotional centre, relating to our identity within the primary family setting, is disturbed. So issues such as parental divorce or other upsets that threaten our security within our community could trigger off the emotional distress that could lead to alopecia.

By helping to reconnect and express these repressed emotional feelings with homeopathy we stop the body’s immune reacting against itself. When we reconnect with our feelings, we can express ourselves more freely without the fear of reprisal, and live a more emotionally fullfilled life, the one that we truly deserve.

Homeopathy is as easy as child’s play

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It’s all a matter of balance

I was interested to see that my daughter’s GCSE Biology course explains very simply how homeopathy works: If you shower in cold water, your body temperature is higher after ten minutes than if you shower in hotter water. Why? Because our bodies are reacting in an opposite way to the stimulus in order to maintain a balance, which ensures ongoing health. It is only when our systems get out of balance that we develop chronic or recurring illness.

Homeopathy uses this ‘action and reaction’ by matching this imbalance with a remedy leading to the premise ‘like cures like’. Only this can stimulate your system to get back into balance when it is sick. When the body and mind are back in balance (homeostasis to be technical), there is no need to produce symptoms.

Try this out for yourself: next time you’re too hot, drink a nice cup of hot tea and your body is more able to cool down more easily. If you are a chilly person, have a cold shower in the morning and your blood will circulate more effectively, to keep you warm.

Dying for clearer skin

dying for clear skin… was the title of a recent television documentary. It detailed the story of a promising young man who, after taking a repeated dose of the drug Roacutane for acne became severely depressed and ending his life.  This tragedy unfortunately illustrates my earlier point about treating the symptoms and not the cause of an illness: Acne, as well as all other skin conditions are a way for the body to eliminate toxins. Think of a bath, when it is overflowing with water then it flows via the overflow – it’s the same with skin – the body’s last resort if the eliminate organs, mainly liver and kidneys are not functioning properly. This drug tries to stop this elimination process by drying up the sebaceous glands, so that the body retains the toxins. This has a further knock-on effect whereby the mind will retain toxic thoughts, which are destructive and negative. Toxic overload is at the root of many serious diseases so here a few detox tips: For a more complete list, ask me for my detox PDF.
 
  • Drink about 4 pints of plain water per day – proportunately less when a child
  • Avoid sugar/wheat when possible.
  • Eat raw green leafy vegetables which contain folic acid good for re-balancing the liver.
  • Give yourself a 16 hour food break to allow the liver to recuperate.  
  • Avoid dwelling on past negative events and people. A toxic body leads to a toxic mind and also vice-versa.

“Dying for Clearer Skin” was on BBC3 in November 2012.

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Are you treating the cause of your illness?

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alarm signals tell you that there is something wrong under the bonnet

Would you be happy if the garage mechanic took the flashing warning light out of the dashboard of your car and told you that your car was now fixed? So why would we want to treat the symptoms of an illness instead of it’s underlying cause? Not only would your health problem not be resolved (and that’s why you have to keep taking the pills), but could also be more damaging to your health, by masking the body’s own defense mechanism.  

So, to look at it another way, what is the underlying cause of illness? Either physical or mental stress stops our body from functioning normally because our vital energy is being compromised, by being diverted towards crisis management rather than normal functioning. Imagine squeezing a water hose so much that the water is unable to flow through – this is what happens to our vital energy, which governs our health and well-being (it’s like being plugged into the mains – without it life is not possible). No wonder we feel so awful when we grapple with difficult situations in our lives!

Homeopaths identify areas that patients find difficult in their lives or past traumas that have not been fully resolved and prescribe a remedy for that. So, if you are currently experiencing symptoms of illness, try and notice when they get worse, what triggers them and how you are feeling mentally when they occur.

I had a backache recently and asked myself the question “what am I currently believing?”. By remaining silent, without trying to work it out the answer came to me: – I felt I had done something wrong (which was causing subliminal stress). Once I realised that this belief was not warranted, I relaxed, and by doing so my backache vanished!