- Natural Homeopathic Remedies.
- Small but targeted lifestyle changes.
- At times, massage (licensed) to release “knots” in the muscles that cause pain or discomfort and impede natural flow.
Simple does not mean unsophisticated
Using natural Homeopathic remedies and perhaps small lifestyle changes
it is possible to bring back vibrant health in people of all ages. This
ought not be a program. Programs are like diets, we get on and
off them and create more problems than solutions in the long run.
Central to bringing back health is the homeopathic remedy.
Homeopathic remedies are made from natural sources, primarily plants
and minerals. These remedies stimulate an individual’s natural defenses
and innate healing powers in the safest manner.
You should know that there are two kinds of Homeopathic preparations:
Combination or Single.
You can find these combination
remedies over-the-counter in health food stores and at your pharmacy
under various catch names such as “digestaid” or “sleepease.” They
combine different single remedies into one pill, and are generally
promoted for minor illnesses like colds, headaches, flues and
This is not homeopathy.
A professional homeopath uses only single remedies (FDA-approved.)
Single remedies are, without a doubt, the best therapeutic method for
people with chronic health problems such as asthma, multiple sclerosis,
Crohn’s disease, recurring ear infections, skin problems etc…
The single remedy method gives the homeopath a choice among 3500 remedies.
it requires extensive training (minimum of four years) to develop the
expertise. In contrast, the combination remedy usually gives 6 remedies
at once. The difference is obvious. 3500 remedies with expertise or 6
without any idea.
Finding the best remedy for you is central to your
recovery and then maintaining optimal health.
At times massage can bring the greatest
relief of all. We are not talking about what I call “the resort massage”
than makes you feel good now but has no bearing on tomorrow. Rather it
is a therapeutic method to help get rid of “knots” in the body that
impede your well being. Of course, this does not apply to all cases. In
a case of MS or arthritis it may well be necessary but in a case with a
skin condition it may be unlikely. Everyone needs are different.
Small but targeted changes
Beware of radical changes.
Diet: Starting a high protein diet or beginning a vegetarian diet
is a radical move. Think about it, for the last 20, 30, 40 years you
have been eating the same way and now you stop. Bang! This is a major
shock to the system. No wonder most people can’t keep up with these
changes and then begin to cheat (guilt) and soon get off the diet all
We need to recognize that we all have emotional
attachments to food. Be it a steak, a piece of chocolate, a slice of
pizza or a salad.
Forget counting the calories, the amount of
protein or the wheat. If food (organic or not) alone could bring about
health then we should all be very healthy because we are eating a whole
Diet has become a turf war with people pushing the diet, they
do best with, onto everyone else. In the next 20 years France will have
the largest amount of people over the age of 100. Their diet is probably
not very desirable from a scientific point of view but it brings
pleasure. It makes people happy. So keep the pleasures but take one
suggestion: Try not to eat between meals. This way, you’ll be hungry at
dinner time and your system will have burned more calories while you
Another simple thing to do is to sit down for dinner.
People say I can’t sit down, I don’t have time. Well, we sit down to
watch TV don’t we? Eat in front of the TV is OK and on one evening to
sit at the table. Strike a conversation and continue it on the couch
after dinner. Soon, you will see that you will be conversing several
evenings a week which will in turn relieve stress. These nuggets will
not get rid of health problem but they will certainly help.
If conversation is difficult there are many easy ways to bring it back
without sounding like therapy. There are so many ways of making life
healthier. There are many ways of reducing stress without chanting OM or
Shanti. But if that suits you, I have many years of meditation,
visualizations etc… which can help you greatly as well.
Understand that stress is amplified during illness which in turn makes
you feel even worse. Don’t let your heart be troubled, There is help.
Pierre Fontaine RSHom CCH