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To Joe: antidote clarification please, and other issues

Hi Joe. I am new to this forum and have read several of your posts as well as the entire 'ultimate weight-loss' thread.
First, I must make comment on how impressed I am by your knowledge and dedication. And how moved I am by your generosity of spirit.

I have a few things I would like to get info on but will try to keep this simple.

Antidote clarification:
On the Weight-Loss thread, you mention that the following will antidote homeopathics:
-coffee
-colas
-meats with saltpeter (i.e. sausage, ham, bacon, etc.)

I have heard that the following also antidotes homeopathics:
-all mints (such as in toothpaste, teas, etc.)
-camphor

Since you do not mention these, I wanted to get clear(er) as to what antidotes homeopathics.

Weight:
I started nat phos 6x 3 days ago (3 after meals, 2x/day) and as of yet have not lost weight (I need to loose 65 pounds, minimum! And 80 would be ideal).

Arnica:
I am most interested in starting the arnica-at-night routine, but am still a bit unclear on how to make up the wet brew. Is either 6c or 30c alright? And are either pellets or liquid alright? I have arnica 30c pellets. Are they ok to start with?

Plantar fascia:
I developed this pesky condition about 18 months ago. (I am quite certain that my body is not at all liking this extra weight and has contributed to this). I am wondering if the arnica will help with this. I read on this site the rhus tox might help. Btw, it is my left heel that has the pain. Any suggestions appreciated.

Low Thyroid:
I have found nothing that has helped with my under-active, borderline-low thyroid. Suggestions?

A bit about me:
I am a 56 years old woman (post-menopausal). I live in No California. I have no major health issues that I know of (I just had my yearly physical, blood panel, etc. and all is well, except for my weight, by the traditional standards...).I haven't had red meat or fast food in ages. I eat mostly organic, healthy-type food, though not all. I gave up coffee 17 years ago because of a homeopathic regime I went on then. I do drink black and green tea daily.Oh, it may be of import that I have basically always been of a healthy weight until menopause, about six years ago. And it has been since then that I gained this extra (and stubborn) weight.

Lymph:
The only other thing that is of a concern to me is that I believe I have 'sluggish lymph', though I am not certain as to what this is really called.

Please let me know if you would prefer that I start different threads for any of these issues.

Thank you so much,
Louise in CA
 
  Louise in CA on 2006-09-22
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
To Louise

It is very rarely that I encounter anyone who has first read my posts intelligently and has understood them in toto.

3 days is too short a period to expect anyu reduction of your weight and a week should be the minimum. When the weight starts to climb down you will hopefully be thrilled with the drop. I must however warn you that about 85% of those who use it swear by it and I hope that you will fall into this category.

Thank you for your compliments which are appreciated after so many brickbats from the classical school who invariably criticize me as they cannot comprehend that homeopathic cures can also be done with the direct approach which some have termed 'joepathy'.

A final thought is to request you to actively participate with the Nat Phos therapy by exercising daily to sweat it out and also by avoiding fatty foods which I presume you do not eat.

Please report your response in a week.
 
Joe De Livera last decade
You have inquired about the Arnica and I would prefer that you do not use it for a few weeks till we watch your weight reduction. I have observed that NP is rather shy to reduce weight when other remedies or drugs are used. These must all be stopped.
 
Joe De Livera last decade
Hi Joe. Thanks for the reply. I will hang in there with the NatPhos. As to what antidotes, is it alright to keep using mint toothpaste? And is my daily tea habit alright (please don't take that away!).

As to other things I take. I am not on any prescribed meds. But I do take some vitamins. I am on Thyro-dyne for the low thy condition (L-Tyrosine, LCysteine, Ashwaganda, Guggul). I also take a daily dose of a liquid multi-vit called VIBE. It would be my preference to not go off either of these, but I am willing to try it if deemed necessary. As to fats, I have been a dedicated ghee user and have been for years. I attribute that to why my cholesterol levels and bp stay within a healthy range.

As to daily sweating...a bit tricky with my heel in so much pain. I would love to be able to walk, but cannot at this time. I do have a hot tub in which I've heard you can loose bodily fluids and this may have a detoxifying effect. Would you agree?

I would like to comment on the controversy surrounding your approach, if I may. New ideas and approaches in any field are often not received by the established order. I feel that neither position is wrong as they are both doing their part. The established order is just that. They hold down the fort, honoring the base upon which new ground can occur. The pioneer, you in this case, uses that base for exploration. As I said, I feel both are necessary for true growth and the development and evolution of homeopathy, truly a gift from God and Nature. Anything that is stagnant, even something as complex as the principles and application of homeopathy, will not evolve at it is meant to in the Divine Order of things unless infused with new energy from time to time.

All this said, I have no doubt that standing in the portal of change is difficult and challenging at times. Perhaps a good motto is 'don't take it personally'. It would seem this is God's path for you, Joe, and so, All Is Well. I applaud your Spirit. And I also have a deep respect for the ground you stand on, meaning all the dedicated work that has gone, and is still going on, before and around you. Both are valid...neither is wrong.

I didn't mean to go on here. I hope you don't mind.

With great respect,
Louise in CA
 
Louise in CA last decade
Mint, camphor, and eucalyptus can definitely antidote remedies. Mint is more individual but definitely does for us (we use cinammon toothpaste).
 
busymominme last decade
I shall type in my response below your post which I shall copy below:

Hi Joe. Thanks for the reply. I will hang in there with the NatPhos. As to what antidotes, is it alright to keep using mint toothpaste? And is my daily tea habit alright (please don't take that away!).

If you are serious about losing weight with Nat Phos 6x you will have to sacrifice some of your other intake of a few additives which you consider essential, but are really not. TEA is absolutely OK but not Coffee, cola drinks and preserved meats like sausage, ham, bacon.


As to other things I take. I am not on any prescribed meds. But I do take some vitamins. I am on Thyro-dyne for the low thy condition (L-Tyrosine, LCysteine, Ashwaganda, Guggul). I also take a daily dose of a liquid multi-vit called VIBE. It would be my preference to not go off either of these, but I am willing to try it if deemed necessary. As to fats, I have been a dedicated ghee user and have been for years. I attribute that to why my cholesterol levels and bp stay within a healthy range.

I am afraid you will have to sacrifice the whole lot of whatever is listed above including the Ghee which I believe is the prime reason for your weight which you have not indicated. Nat Phos is very shy when used with other drugs and remedies and although it will fulfill its primary function of accelerating the passage of food down the digestive tract it will not reduce weight. However for some reason I cannot fathom, it will works inconjunction with Arnica and this may be a remedy you can consider for your heel which you state is a problem. It will also tone up your body functions and the deep sleep it promotes will be far more than the combined effect that you presume your vitamins etc are giving your body. You may like to know that I have not taken any vitamins, minerals and other additives for the last 10 years and am vibrantly alive at age 77 with not a pain in my body which is acceptable at my advanced age.


As to daily sweating...a bit tricky with my heel in so much pain. I would love to be able to walk, but cannot at this time. I do have a hot tub in which I've heard you can loose bodily fluids and this may have a detoxifying effect. Would you agree?

I do not.



I would like to comment on the controversy surrounding your approach, if I may. New ideas and approaches in any field are often not received by the established order. I feel that neither position is wrong as they are both doing their part. The established order is just that. They hold down the fort, honoring the base upon which new ground can occur. The pioneer, you in this case, uses that base for exploration. As I said, I feel both are necessary for true growth and the development and evolution of homeopathy, truly a gift from God and Nature. Anything that is stagnant, even something as complex as the principles and application of homeopathy, will not evolve at it is meant to in the Divine Order of things unless infused with new energy from time to time.

All this said, I have no doubt that standing in the portal of change is difficult and challenging at times. Perhaps a good motto is 'don't take it personally'. It would seem this is God's path for you, Joe, and so, All Is Well. I applaud your Spirit. And I also have a deep respect for the ground you stand on, meaning all the dedicated work that has gone, and is still going on, before and around you. Both are valid...neither is wrong.

I am so glad that you also agree with the path that I have refused to deviate from in spite of the criticism I have faced in the past from the classical school. It is possible that some of them continue to criticize me because they can read on this and other forums that they own classical remedies which they have like me prescribed did not help the patient when the remedy that I suggested evoked the expected response sometimes overnight when the patient and sometimes even I, have stood in awe of the result which seemed to be miraculous.

A recent case was that of the patient who had a tumour in his vocal cords which was bleeding and was the reason for his surgeon not operating on him till the bleeding was arrested. The daughter posted the problem on this forum and I prescribed Arnica 30c in the wet dose and in just 11 days the patient was certified by the surgeon as cured !!!
http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/79686/

It is instances like this that keep me dedicated to helping those who post on this and other forums I visit, not forgetting those who consult me in Colombo to whom I offer my service with the remedies necessary free of charge, in my own direct way which has so far resulted in cures which I cannot believe but which are reported by the patients.

The comparison of my curative therapy and that of the classical school who are professionals, is that my therapy and cures are on these Forums and are the cynosure of the whole world while theirs is strictly between the patient and themselves. They have every possibility of criticizing me for my non classical attitude which I often wonder may also be prompted by jealousy at the obvious success that follows, while any errors on their part are not open to me to point out to them that my therapy often worked when their classical method only served to prolong the agony of the suffering patient.

All I ask is that they open their classically trained eyes and stop the pretence that they have been brainwashed into believing is the only true path to a cure. The point that I wish to make here is that the thousands of homeopaths in the Indian subcontinent who treat over 25 patients on a daily basis cannot possibly be using the strict classical approach to Homeopathy purely because the time factor will not permit them to do so. Some are reputed to treat over 100 patients on a daily basis and even the most sophisticated computer software will not be able to help them with the classical approach, presuming they have the software due to constraints of time.

I advise them to firstly stop criticizing me and secondly to open their eyes to realities, stop their pretence of that 'holier than thou' attitude and accept that there is indeed method in my 'madness' , as my approach has yielded some outstanding results for which I thank the good God for guiding me in my path to healing.
 
Joe De Livera last decade
Busymominme:
thank you for the antidote clarification and for the cinammon toothpaste suggestion. i will try that!
louise
 
Louise in CA last decade
Hi Joe:
Thanks again for the response. I am taking all this in, which is a lot, actually.

after reading some more on this forum, i have decided to focus on the pain in my heel. it really is quite intense at times and i feel keeping me from doing the things i must. hence, i will be starting with the arnica30c today. once that is under control i will proceed with the nat phos as a weight loss remedy (however, i will keep using it for digestive purposes).

again, the condition i am dealing with is called plantar fasciitis. it is an inflamation in the tendon of my left foot (arch). it is worse in the morning and then again later in the day. any other suggestions, than the arnica30c, are appreciated.

i look foward to the absence of pain and being able to start taking walks again!

many blessings,
louise
 
Louise in CA last decade
I am copying some information on Plantar Faciitis which may be of interest.

What is the plantar fascia?

The plantar fascia is a band of tissue, much like a tendon, on the bottom of your foot. It starts at your heel and goes along the bottom of your foot. It attaches to each one of the bones that form the ball of your foot. The plantar fascia works like a rubber band between the heel and the ball of your foot to form the arch of your foot. If the band is short, you'll have a high arch, and if it's long, you'll have a low arch, what some people call flatfeet. A pad of fat in your heel covers the plantar fascia to help absorb the shock of walking. Damage to the plantar fascia can be a cause of heel pain.

What causes the heel pain?

As a person gets older, the plantar fascia becomes less like a rubber band and more like a rope that doesn't stretch very well. The fat pad on the heel becomes thinner and can't absorb as much of the shock caused by walking. The extra shock damages the plantar fascia. Damage to the plantar fascia may cause it to swell, tear or bruise. You may notice a bruise on your heel or swelling in your heel.

Other risk factor for plantar fasciitis include:

overweight and obesity
diabetes
spending most of the day on your feet
becoming very active in a short period of time
being flat-footed or having a high arch



Are you overweight ? If so Nat Phos 6x is the remedy. Dose 2 tablets taken twice daily after meals.

Colocynthis 200 in the wet dose which you know how to make can help with your tendonitis. This can be take 3 times daily. If the pain is intense you can add Hypericum 200 again in the WD and a teaspoonful to be taken every 3-4 hours leaving an hour between remedies.

Resting the foot is of course essential.

How did your Plantar Faicitis start ?

Please report response.
 
Joe De Livera last decade
Hi Joe. thank you for the great response and info. let's see...where to begin.

the pf (plantar faicitis) started about 15 months ago. i do a lot of gardening, yard work, house projects ,etc. and was in the mode of doing just that and it started to get worse slowly during that time. i was told to get some (rather expensive) shoe inserts (to support my arch) and they did help for a while. for a few months it was better. then last spring i went thru another long period of doing a lot of work, i.e. standing on my feet and it again flared up. this time, however, the supports did not help. i am not prone to lazing around and basically just kept going. of late, it has especially been quite painful.

yes, i am sure that the extra weight is not helping at all (although i do know it is certainly not the only reason people get pf). and the nat phos 6x sounds to be a great help with that. that said, the pain is yelling loudest just now and really is both exhausting and a great distraction from taking care of the other things i must (i have a whole new appreciation for those who have had to live with chronic pain for years...).

as to your two suggestions, i will have to order both, which i will. so as soon as i get them i will begin those.

question-can i be on both of those and the nat phos at the same time?

thanks again for your help,
louise

p.s. just to be clear, according to recent blood wrok, i do not have diabetes
 
Louise in CA last decade
I hate to have to prescribe remedies for multiple ailments but in a case like yours it is imperative that you take them daily.

All you have to do is to spread out your intake of the remedies leaving an hour between each.

For your weight you must have the NP 6x. I do not think that the 6c can substitute as it does for constipation.
 
Joe De Livera last decade

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