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What to avoid when using homeopaths, and antidotes.

I've seen scattered discussions of substances which should be avoided when using homeopathic remedies, but am far from clear on this. Here's a paragraph from Earl Mindell's, "What You Should Know About Homeopathic Remedies," a small book in a series about health topics:

"Most homeopaths recommend that you not eat or drink anything within 20 or 30 minutes of taking a homeopathic remedy. While you are taking a homeopathic remedy, you should not drink coffee or consume anything containing a strong essential oil such as eucalyptus, tea tree oil or peppermint, menthol or camphor. Other things that can "antidote" or cancel out the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies are drugs, nail polish, and any type of strong negative emotional stress. People respond very differently to homeopathic medicines: some are very sensitive to them and may have them cancelled out by relatively minor tastes, smells or events, and in others the remedies keep on working almost regardless of what they do. I recommend you keep a diary of what you notice and how you're feeling."

I'd appreciate those experienced with homeopathy sharing their knowledge in two areas:

1. What should be avoided 20 to 30 minutes before and after taking a homeopathic remedy?

2. What should be avoided during the entire time one is using homeopathic remedies?

Thanks to any who respond,

  Will88 on 2005-10-30
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Nothing antidote homeopathic mrdicines,if they are so senstive that they are antidited by tea or coffee or ant thing else,it is useless to use them,when a patient is in emergency and if he has taken tea or coffee you will not treat him,you could not get him out of emergency with the fear in mind that homeopathic medicine will be antidoted.Some day people will say dont touch a person because he has taken homeopathic mrdicine.Homeopathic medicines are brave medicines,they are not easily antidoted, only by proper way if required.Let us get these sort of thing out of our mind and promote homeopathy with confidence.
sajjadakram635 last decade
Thanks for your reply. I've decided to try the Arnica 6c solution that's been discussed for inadequate sleep and falling hair. I've taken Oil of Oregano daily for about year, a very strong spice that's a member of the mint family. But I'll be taking the Arnica early and late, and plan to continue the OoO and take it several hours away from the Arnica.

It does seem to make sense to have the mouth well clear of any other food or drink for several minutes before and after the homeopathic remedy is taken.
Will88 last decade
It is better that mouth should be clear but not essential because when medicine goes in the stomach,u know what is inside the stomach,it is full of all sort of things,and if empty it still contains hydrochloric acid what then?---dont afraid but avoid uncleaniness whenever possible.
sajjadakram635 last decade
the mouth is best clear (neutral) for a few minutes before and after taking the remedies. this is best as the remedies are absorbed through the mucus membranes in the mouth and this will ensure optimum absorption.
erika last decade
Reading about homeopatic restrictions i have found this post.
I have read that some chemicals and eléctricity ítems should be avoided.

Can we dye our hear while on homeopatic treatment? And use electro toning machines?
Pablita 5 years ago
Those things don't antidote genuinely curative remedies. They may of course make you sick in other ways, and this can have an impact on how fast or consistently you improve on homoeopathy.
Evocationer 5 years ago
Ok :) thanks very much for answering
Pablita 5 years ago
Evocationer i am a bit worry about antidoting, and the more information o search the more i worry.

Living in a big city and working at a departament store it is very difficult for me, if not impossible for me to avoid strong perfumes and essential oils odors. I though it was enough no to apply the perfume on me, but maybe not.
Most lotions and shampoos have strong odors as well. Even do i can try to use products without a strong smell, but it is impossible for me not to interact with other ladies who smell strong from perfume, lotions etc.

Do you think my work enviroment will antidote the remedy i took?
Thank you very much and sorry to ask again but i am worry about it.
Best regards
Pablita 5 years ago
I live in a big city, as do all my clients. The majority of them visit department stores, some of them work there. Those clients still experience cure in the same ratio any other clients do. I would not worry.

In some instances, certain patients will be aggravated by odours, perfumes, chemicals etc. Those people may actually have problems improving smoothly, or quickly, but this can be overcome by a medicine that cures the sensitivity.

It is not a problem. I would not worry about it.
Evocationer 5 years ago
That is great to heard, thank you si much Evocarioner.
Pablita 5 years ago

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