Teething problems

Symptoms

Swollen and tender gums, increased salivation, fever, irritation, crying, restlessness, interrupted sleep.

If you have given your chubby child Calcarea Carbonica 200C once a month for several months, the teething problem can be minimal.

Aconitum

Give Aconitum 200C if there is fever with much restlessness. sleeplessness and pain, and the child cries and has sudden involuntary jerks, jumps or twitches.

Belladonna

In case of convulsions caused by teething give Belladonna 200C. Here sound, long sleep follows the convulsions, which ends when new convulsions wake the child up.

Your irritable child can start from sleep with a frightened expression and have eyes with dilated pupils. There can be burning heat in the palms of the hands and in the temples. The body can become stiff.

Calcarea Carbonica

With slow teething in chubby babies who sweat at night, try Calcarea Carbonica 200C.

This remedy follows well after Chamomilla. Slimy mucus in stools.

Chamomilla

Give Chamomilla 200C. This is the remedy most indicated for teething problems, especially if there is unbearable pain. One cheek may be red, the other pale and the child feels better from being carried. A peculiar feature with Chamomilla is that they refuse something they want when offered.

The child tosses about at night, wants to drink often, has spasmodic jerks and twitches in the limbs during sleep. Your child can have a hacking cough, short, quick noisy respiration, mouth hot. There can also be slimy, watery, green diarrhea which is worse at night. Your child can be very irritable.

Coffea cruda

The child has insomnia, wakes very excited, wants to play, laughs, and can’t fall asleep again. Your child is in constant motion, very agitated, laughs, then cries, is nervous and excited, but won’t sleep.

Colocynthis

Your child has abdominal pains, colic. Give 200C.

Mercurius Solubilis

With red gums, excessive sweat and saliva, green stools, give Mercurius Solubilis 200C.

Podophyllum

Your child has diarrhea and a desire to rub or press on the gums. Give 200C.

Sulphur

In case of white stools, give Sulphur 200C.

Decide on a remedy, dissolve a couple of pills in water and give it via a teaspoon on the tongue. The tongue should be free of taste, i.e. your child has not ingested anything the past 15 minutes or so. After giving the remedy, don’t give anything else to ingest for about 15 minutes.

Only give one remedy at a time and wait up to some hours for it to take effect. Often the effect will be very rapid when the correct remedy is selected.

If you don’t have the potency 200C, you can give 30C.

Use receptacles made of plastic that you can throw away as they will be impregnated with the remedy and the next time someone drinks from them, they will receive a dose of the remedy.

If your child does not improve with any of these remedies, contact your homeopath.

 

 

Long-term homeopathic immunization for children

Dr. Isaac Golden, an Australian homeopath, has developed a homeopathic immunization program he calls homeoprophylaxis.

He has run the program for over 15 years and included over 500 Australian families in the project. The results have been excellent, with about 90% efficacy.

The homeoprophylaxis program runs for about five years. Of course, parents can decide which diseases they wish their children to be immunized against, depending on local conditions and their particular fears.

The diseases that can be included in the program are: whooping cough, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, tetanus, hib influenza, polio, diphtheria, measles and mumps. The remedy potencies used are 200C, 1M and 10M.

The table below contains Dr. Isaac Golden’s immunization schedule as per 2012. As an example, let’s take immunization against whooping cough. The table indicates that the remedy name is Pertussin and lists “1, 2t, 12t, 26t, (52t)” as the ages to give the remedy to your child.

Here “1” means that at the age of one month you give a single dose of Pertussin 200C (if this remedy is unavailable you can use the substitute remedy Cuprum Metallicum 200C as shown in the table under substitute remedies).

The “2t” means that at the age of two months you give Persussin 200C, where the “t” means a triple dose, meaning that you give it three times in a single day six hours apart. The “26t” indicates that at the age of 26 months you give a triple dose of Pertussin. The “(52t)” means that at the age of 52 months you can give Pertussin again as an optional booster.

It is advisable to have a homeopathic practitioner supervise administration of these remedies, however, if none is available locally, the International Homeopathic Web Clinic at www.clinic.euni.org will be happy to serve you.

 

Remedy Potency Disease Age given (months)
Pertussin 200C Whooping cough 1, 2t
Pertussin 10M Whooping cough 12t, 26t, (52t)
Pneumococcinum 200C Pneumococcal disease 3, 4t
Pneumococcinum 10M Pneumococcal disease 15t, 30t, (52t)
Haemophilis 200C Haemophilis influenza type B 5, 6t
Haemophilis 10M Haemophilis influenza type B 18t, 36t, (64t)
Meningococcinum 200C Meningococcal disease 7, 8t
Meningococcinum 10M Meningococcal disease 21t, 40t, (70t)
Tetanus Toxin 200C Tetanus 9, 10t
Tetanus Toxin 10M Tetanus 24t, 44t, (76t)
 

Remedies Possibly Needed

Hepatitis B 1M Hepatitis B When required
Lathyrus Sativus 200C Polio When required
Ledum 30C Tetanus wounds Three times a day, 3 days
Morbillinum 1M Measles When required
Oscillococcinum (Anas Barb in the UK) 200C Influenza In flu season, or as treatment
Parotidinum 200C Mumps When required
Rota virus 1M Rota virus When required
 

Substitute Remedies 

Substitute Substitute for Disease
Arsenicum Album Haemophilis Haemophilis influenza type B
Belladonna Meningococcinum Meningococcal disease
Belladonna Pneumococcinum Pneumococcal disease
Cuprum Metallicum Pertussin Whooping cough
Hypericum Ledum Tetanus
t = triple dose (i.e. three times at 6 hour intervals in one day)

How to Take Homeopathic Remedies

There should be no taste in your mouth when taking a homeopathic remedy. Therefore, you should not eat or drink anything (except water) at least fifteen minutes before and after taking a remedy. This also applies to smoking and tooth brushing.

Nor should there be any strong smell such as from perfume, incense, etc. present in the room, nor perfume or creams on your hands when handling the remedy container.

Avoid touching the remedy with your fingers as this can neutralize it. Use the bottle cap of the remedy, or some other means to launch the tablet onto the tongue.

Allow the remedy to dissolve on your tongue. Wait at least 15 minutes before eating or drinking anything. Then you can eat and drink as normal.

The remedy is normally a small tablet (globule) of lactose, so it will have a slightly sweet taste.  There are no chemicals except a tiny trace of alcohol. It contains information that stimulates the body to heal itself.

Homeopathic Childhood Remedies

While they are growing up children get into many situations where homeopathic remedies can be quite useful. You will see this once you have experienced amazing changes in a short period of time, even seconds. Many people have characterized the results as magical.

It is said that what is considered magic today becomes the technology of tomorrow. Try a thought experiment of returning to the 17th century and explaining TV, mobile phones, the Internet, planes, automobiles, etc. to a person you meet. You might end up in a castle dungeon, or burned at the stake.

Consider stocking up on some or all of these homeopathic remedies to help your child pass more smoothly through the possible childhood traumas listed below. Start with one you think will be needed.

Even though these pills are very small, they are quite effective when they correspond to the symptoms of your child. You only need to give one pill. Their function is to stimulate the body to heal itself.

An analogy could be to insert a pen drive in a computer for carrying out some diagnostics and running a repair procedure. In the case of a homeopathic pill, your body runs the diagnostic program indicated by the pill, and repairs itself.

Homeopathic pills are similar to keys. If a key fits the lock, it will open. So if the homeopathic remedy corresponds to the symptoms, then you get rapid results, if not, then nothing happens and no harm is done. You then can try the next possible remedy.

Homeopathy is not like orthodox medicine. It has different rules of the game.

Below you will find situations that commonly arise during childhood, with indications for remedies you can use to help your child get better rapidly.

Included are:

  • animal bites
  • baby colic
  • bee stings
  • bronchitis
  • chickenpox
  • earache
  • falls and injuries
  • mumps
  • measles
  • nosebleed
  • pinched fingers and toes
  • rusty nails
  • splinters
  • teething problems
  • tonsillitis
  • vaccination

Animal bites
If your child is bitten by a dog or other animal that can be infected with rabies, give Lyssinum 200C right away to protect against rabies. Follow up some hours later with Ledum 200C and Arnica 200C.

Baby colic (crying episodes for several hours a day)
For baby colic, give the baby one pill of Colocynthis 30C or 200C, then wait an hour or so to see whether there is any change. If no change, try again one more time, but no more.

Bee stings
After a bee or wasp sting, give you child Apis 200C once. You may have to repeat it some hours later, depending on how your child feels. Usually the pain will have subsided rapidly. Follow up later with Ledum 200C and Arnica 200C.

The remedy Apis 200C can prevent anaphylactic shock after a bee sting in those who are allergic to bee poison. If your child has this allergy, you should have Apis 200C available at all times. Just one pill will do.

Should your child have difficulty swallowing with saliva in the mouth, which could be due to epiglottitis (swollen epiglottis), give Apis 200C immediately before rushing the child to hospital.

Bronchitis
For bronchitis, give one pill of Antimonium Tartaricum 200C and wait an hour or so. If there is no improvement, try Oscillococcinum (also known as Anas Barb) 200C. If no improvement, call your homeopath.

Chickenpox (Varicella)
For chickenpox, give Rhus tox 30C, wait a few hours, then repeat. If there is insufficient improvement you can try Rhus tox 200C, and wait for some hours to gauge response.

The remedy Antimonium Tartaricum 30C or 200C can also be used here in alternation.

Earache
For earache, use Aconite 30C or 200C if the inflammation is recent and the ear is red, hot and painful. The patient in this case is usually thirsty, worse from cold and worse in the evening.

Give Belladonna 30C or 200C if the inflammation appeared suddenly and there are boring, violent pains. The face is red, swollen and hot, the ear swollen, with possible pus formation. Pain may extend to the throat. The child is not thirsty.

Give Pulsatilla 6C, 30C or 200C when there are sticking and tearing pains in and behind the ears. There will most likely be a “poor me,” wimpy attitude. Possibly there is a thick, yellowish green discharge from the ear. The ears feel swollen and closed, with lack of hearing. The 6C potency will clear the Eustachian tubes.

Give Chamomilla 30C or 200C if the patient is very sensitive and irritable, possibly angry, and there are intense stabbing, tearing pains in the ears. Your child is definitely better from being carried.

Give Rhus tox 200C if there is inflammation of the middle ear with a thick, yellow discharge and itching inside, possibly as if something were crawling inside.

Falls and injuries
Arnica speeds up the healing process after falls, operations, dental work, physical and emotional shock—anything that causes injury to your child.

Depending on the severity of the injury you give a pill of Arnica 200C once a day for a day or two until the pain and/or bruises subside.

Mumps
In mumps, give Jaborandi 200C once and await response. If there is testicular inflammation, give Pulsatilla 200C once.

Measles
For measles Pulsatilla 30C or 200C is an excellent remedy. Give once and await response.

Nosebleed
Millefolium 30C is good for simple nosebleeds.

For recurrent nosebleeds with profuse bright blood give Phosphor 30C.

Give Ferrum Phosphoricum 6C for nosebleeds that occur for no obvious reason.

Pinched fingers, toes
For pinched fingers the standard remedy is Hypericum.

Use whatever potency you have, a lower potency such as 6C, 12C or 30C is convenient, but any will serve.

Hypericum is the specific remedy for injury to nerve-rich tissue. It also comes as a cream, which you can apply to the site of injury.

Rusty nails
If your child steps on a rusty nail, give Ledum 200C immediately. It will prevent your child from getting tetanus (lockjaw). The remedy is quite powerful, it has even been seen to stop lockjaw while a rigid jaw was setting in.

Ledum 200C is the remedy for any puncture of the skin from whatever cause, such as insects, snakes, needles, etc.

Splinters
For splinters, thorns and spines from animals give Ledum 200C first. Then use Silicea 6C or 30C. This will drive the foreign body out of the body. You may need to repeat 6C every day or 30C twice a week.

It is not recommended to take Silicea if the patient has implants such as pacemakers, metal parts, etc. in the body as it will attempt to drive such out.

Teething problems
With teething problems, use Chamomilla 30C or 200C first, especially if there is unbearable pain. One cheek may be red, the other pale and the child feels better from being carried.

Try Belladonna 200C if the child is irritable, restless, flushed and delirious.

With slow teething in chubby children who sweat at night, use Calcarea Carbonica 200C. This remedy follows well after Chamomilla.

With red gums, excessive sweat and saliva, green stools, give Mercurius Solubilis 30C.

Tonsillitis (very sore throat)
For tonsillitis give Mercurius Corrosivus 6C or 30C, especially if the tonsils are red, possibly with white spots. Repeat if necessary.

If the lymph glands of the upper neck are quite enlarged and sore, give Phytolacca 6C or 30C. (Phytolacca 6C taken for some months regularly will clear the lymphatic system.)

If the sore throat is due to a sudden fever after exposure to cold, give Aconitum 200C. This will most often stop the onset of flu.

Vaccination
After every vaccination your child receives, you are advised to give Thuja Occidentalis 200C to reduce side effects and any possible later complications such as allergies, autism, attention deficit, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune disease.

See my article Homeoprophylaxis: homeopathic immunization—safe and 90% effective on this blog.

This applies especially if your child is upset, complains, gets a fever and/or muscle pains after a vaccination.

For greater detail regarding the treatment of childhood traumas, see my book Family Homeopathy and Survival Guide, which you can buy from this blog under Products, eBooks.

You can find remedies for other acute problems on the lookup database at: http://tinyurl.com/zs45vuf

You can purchase the remedies indicated above at your local homeopathic pharmacy or from the following websites:

In the US: www.homeopathyovernight.net
In the UK: www.helios.co.uk

Local pharmacies in Caracas are:
Farmacia Belladona, Centro Javier, behind Centro Comercial San Ignacio
Farmacia Elice, Calle Elice, Chacao
Farmacia La Roca, Av. Francisco Solano López, Sabana Grande
Farmacia El Ingenio, Centro Comercial Bello Campo
Farmacia Rio de Oro, Cumbres de Curumo

References:
See the post: How to Take Homeopathic Remedies on this blog.

See the Articles menu tab on this blog:
Homeoprophylaxis: homeopathic immunization—safe and 90% effective, by Ken Oftedal.

What Is Classical Homeopathy, by Ken Oftedal.

E-Book: Family Homeopathy and Survival Guide, by Ken Oftedal, which you can purchase from this blog under Products, eBooks.

 

How to Take Homeopathic Remedies

There should be no taste in your mouth when taking a homeopathic remedy. Therefore, you should not eat or drink anything (except water) at least fifteen minutes before and after taking a remedy. This also applies to smoking and tooth brushing.

Nor should there be any strong smell such as from perfume, incense, etc. present in the room, nor perfume or creams on your hands when handling the remedy container.

Avoid touching the remedy with your fingers as this can neutralize it. Use the bottle cap of the remedy, or some other means to launch the tablet onto the tongue.

Allow the remedy to dissolve on your tongue. Wait at least 15 minutes before eating or drinking anything. Then you can eat and drink as normal.

The remedy is normally a small tablet (globule) of lactose, so it will have a slightly sweet taste.  There are no chemicals except a tiny trace of alcohol. It contains information that stimulates the body to heal itself.

Basic homeopathic remedies – Arsenicum

Arsenicum (Arsenicum Album or Arsenic), the chemical element, is a very effective remedy for vomiting and/or diarrhea after eating bad food, i.e. when you have contracted food poisoning.

The typical situation is that you eat or drink something (especially in a country or region you have not been in before) and then some hours later, or the next day or so you feel nausea and start vomiting, often shortly followed by diarrhea.

This can have serious consequences if action is not taken promptly. You may wind up in hospital for some time – weeks even.  In a foreign country that can be costly – missed plane, no insurance, poor treatment, etc.

Here is where Arsenicum comes to the rescue.  You of course are prepared and have Arsenicum 200C in your homeopathic remedy kit that you always carry with you without fail. So you take a pill of Arsenicum 200C and soon your problems fade away.

If your vomiting and diarrhea should persist, you can repeat the dose after a couple of hours. Remember to drink sufficient liquids to replace your losses due to diarrhea.

In severe, intractable cases, you can make use of the plussing technique.  You dissolve one or two pills of Arsenicum in a plastic cup of clean water, preferably mineral water as contaminated local tap water can have been the causative agent of your illness.

Then you use a plastic spoon to stir five times before taking a sip of the remedy water. Stir each time before you take the remedy. This stirring increases the potency slightly (the reason it is called plussing), thus intensifying the effect of the remedy each time.

You can stir five times and take a sip as often as every five minutes, or every 15 minutes, or every half hour, etc., depending on the severity of your ailment. Do this until you feel better and then stop taking any more of the remedy.

The reason for using plastic is that you will be throwing the cup and the spoon away after use, since these utensils will be permeated with the vibration of Arsenicum forever and a day, thus giving anyone who uses them a tiny dose of Arsenicum, possibly leading to some minor short-term symptoms of Arsenicum, but only if the utensil is used by this person frequently.

If you don’t have Arsenicum 200C, you can use the potency 12C or 30C – not lower – possibly needing to repeat the remedy more often, but only repeat if you are not getting any better, or if you got better but it did not last. The plussing technique described above is a very efficient method whatever the potency you have available.

Many chemical elements such as arsenic have been made into effective and non-poisonous homeopathic remedies by means of the process of homeopathic dilution and dynamization developed by the brilliant German doctor Samuel Hahnemann, who originated homeopathy about two centuries ago – of which more later.

How to Use Arnica

arnica

Arnica in homeopathic potencies is the trauma remedy par excellence. This remedy is a great place to start if you want to learn about the healing effectiveness of homeopathic remedies. Having some handy with you at all times, many opportunities will arise for you to use it and see rapid results.  

The potencies 30C, 200C, 1M and 10M are most frequently used. How these potencies and their derived creams are made is explained in great detail in my eBook Family Homeopathy and Survival Guide, which you can buy on this blog site under the Products tab. The Spanish version will soon be available on my Spanish blog listed under the Links tab.

Arnica can be obtained from online homeopathic pharmacies, a couple of which are listed under the Links tab of this blog site.

It should be noted that Arnica will not interfere with normal medication. The pill which has a diameter of about 1 millimeter does not contain any chemicals besides milk sugar (lactose) and a tiny fraction of preservative alcohol.

What it does contain is information that stimulates the organism to greatly accelerate trauma self-healing. If this seems incredible, so is electricity – just give it a go and try it.

Treatment with Arnica after a traumatic encounter with an escaped gorilla might even convince a diehard skeptic. Arnica gives a turbo boost to the body’s inborn healing powers, provided directly from the pharmacy of Nature. Mountain goats eat the plant after suffering falls.

Below are described a number of situations with treatment suggestions where this marvelous natural trauma remedy will ensure great relief. Treatment suggestions are given.

Injuries
Give Arnica as the first remedy after an injury. It will reduce bruising, swelling, pain and promote rapid healing.  Use the potency 200C or 1M. Arnica can be repeated once a day for some days, as necessary.  

If the injury is really severe, Arnica 1M can be repeated a number of times every 15 minutes or so. Use your judgment.

I recall the case of an oil rig worker who had fallen from a height of 10 meters a decade before he came for treatment. He had been suffering from debilitating physical pain ever since the injury. After taking Arnica 10M every day for a month he experienced great relief.

Injuries remain in your body for the rest of your life, better to alleviate them with Arnica, before you have to use crutches.

Accidents
After a serious accident, such as a car accident, or a great fall, give Arnica 1M or 10M several times (at intervals of 5, 15 or 30 minutes) until the patient improves.  For less serious accidents, potencies of Arnica such as 200C and 30C, or lower, can be used. (However, I have often been surprised at the rapid healing with low potencies such as 3C.)

Operations
After operations, Arnica 1M or 200C once a day for several days will greatly accelerate recovery.

Women will get back on their feet rapidly after childbirth if they take Arnica daily for a few days – using 1M if the going has been rough. Alternate days with Staphisagria 200C to heal cuts and lacerations or a Cesarean. Homeopathic Silica cream will reduce scarring.

Medical doctors would do well to use Arnica in treating concussions. Rapid results will be seen with the potencies 200C and 1M.  Some intensive care units are already doing this in conjunction with a homeopathic practitioner or doctor.

Hospitals treatment would be greatly enhanced with Arnica available and in use, especially in intensive care units.

Dental work
After dental work, taking a pill of Arnica 200C or 1M once or twice some hours apart will do wonders to eliminate pain and discomfort, especially after tooth extractions. Follow up with Staphysagria 200C in dental operations.

Sports
After martial arts events or boxing matches, wrestling, challenging competitions, sports injuries, exhausting races, sprains and falls, etc., repeating Arnica 1M or 10M once a day for some days, followed by Arnica 200C a day or two will restore your form.

Players in team sports such as American football, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, etc. will find Arnica quite useful for minor to severe injuries after games. Kicked shins, sprains, rough tackles, concussing headers, jarring falls, sharp elbowing, etc. all take their toll on the body and if allowed to accumulate can suddenly cut a career short.

The Armed Forces will find a great ally in Arnica – the fighting soldier’s remedy.

Emotional shock
Arnica is the perfect remedy to relieve the shock suffered by victims of robbery, rape and beatings, which are so prevalent these drug-laden days. Here high potencies such as 1M and 10M should be used, although 200C will probably do.

For shock due to the loss of a loved one, Ignatia 1M might be the best first remedy to use. See my blog post on grief and sadness remedies. As you will see in that post article, Arnica, Natrum Muriaticum and Ignatia constitute a formidable emotional trauma trio.

Body pains
Arnica cream is quite effective for healing body pains and bruises after having been pummeled (such as after martial arts events or boxing matches) – so long as there is no open wound where it is applied. Use the cream several times a day, as needed.

Remember that old injuries respond well to the application of Arnica cream.

Animals and plants
Animals also respond well to Arnica – as do plants. A couple of pills can be dissolved in their drinking bowl, or sprayed onto the tongue with a plastic syringe.  The same types of situations and potencies for humans also apply to animals.

If you see a tree that has been excessively pruned or mangled, dissolve some pills of Arnica in a bucket of water and pour it on the roots. Maybe a star will twinkle for you that evening.

Basic homeopathic remedies – Aconite

Aconite

Aconite (Aconitum Napellus), is a plant called Monkshood or Wolfsbane. It grows in mountain regions where furious cold, cutting winds frequently blow. The situations of people who benefit from this remedy are characterized by tension.

Aconite is used for curing a cold in the making — a beginning sore throat — that is coming on due to exposure to an external cold wind, an air conditioner in a room, a fan or a cold draft — basically, getting chilled. This exposure is often followed by entering a warm room or area, or even repeatedly being exposed to a cold and then a warm area.

Give Aconite 200C or Aconite 1M once and the sore throat will dissipate and no cold symptoms will manifest later on. The remedy is quite effective, but, of course, you need to have it on you — in your acute remedy kit that you always bring along wherever you go for your own use or the benefit and education of others.

Aconite is also an important remedy for intense fear — especially for long-term phobias — where there is a known object of the fear, such as in fear of dogs, fear of flying, fear of entering a tunnel, etc., whatever it might be, so long as it is a specific intense fear and not a general anxiety.

For best results, give one pill of Aconite 1M once to the patient, just once. The fear will gradually evaporate, the length of time depending on how deep-seated the fear is. Repeating the remedy later “just to make sure” or “to speed up the healing” will counteract the healing process. Homeopathic remedies are not taken the way normal medicines are.

For fear of flying, give Aconite a day before the flight or just before boarding the plane. Here the potency 200C can also be quite effective. It should be noted that the remedy Argentum Nitricum 200C might be preferred for fear of flying should the patient be a talkative, nervous type.

For intense fear prior to delivering a baby, give Aconite 1M.

The intense fear of soldiers going into battle will be greatly alleviated with Aconite 1M.

Aconite is also useful prior to making a parachute or bungee jump, or any type of activity that brings on intense fear.

Heavy Metal Removal Bath Procedure

(removes mercury, silver, nickel, etc. from your body)

What you need for one round of baths:
1. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda, NaHCO3) – 400 ml
2. Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate, MgSO4) – 400 ml
3. A bathtub or equivalent bathing container
4. Clean tap water

Procedure
Each day fill a bathtub with warm (not too warm) water.
Pour the powders indicated for that day into the bathtub.
Lie in the bathtub for 20 minutes.
Check for a metal dirt rim around the bathtub after you are finished.

Day 1
200 ml baking soda

Day 2
100 ml baking soda and 100 ml Epsom salt

Day 3
100 ml baking soda and 100 ml Epsom salt

Day 4
200 ml Epsom salt

The program can be repeated after 8–10 days.

Why Am I So Fat??

Slow Poison
Article by Peter Chappell

MSG The food additive MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) is a slow poison. MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as “Natural Flavouring.”

MSG is even in your favourite coffee from Tim Horton’s and other
brand-name coffee shops!

I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive
obesity epidemic, and so did a friend of mine, John Erb. He was a
research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada,
and spent years working for the government. He made an amazing
discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was
writing called The Slow Poisoning of America.

In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies. No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so scientists have to create them. They make these creatures morbidly obese by injecting them with MSG when they are first born. The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and perhaps humans) to become obese. They even have a name for the fat rodents they create: “MSG-Treated Rats.”

When I heard this, I was shocked. I went into my kitchen and checked
the cupboards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything — the
Campbell ‘s soups, the Hostess Doritos, the Lays flavoured potato chips, Top Ramen, Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared meals, and Kraft salad dressings, especially the “healthy low-fat” ones.

The items that didn’t have MSG marked on the product label had something called “Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein,” which virtually always has Monosodium Glutamate in it, makes the otherwise terrible taste acceptable!!

It was shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children everyday are filled with this stuff. MSG is hidden under many different names in order to fool those who read the ingredient list, so that they don’t catch on. (Other names for MSG are “Accent, “Aginomoto,” “Natural Meat Tenderizer,” etc.)

But it didn’t stop there.

When our family went out to eat, we started asking at the restaurants what menu items contained MSG. Many employees, even the managers, swore they didn’t use MSG.

But when we ask for the ingredient list, which they grudgingly provided, sure enough, MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein were everywhere.

Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, every restaurant — even the sit-down eateries like TGIF, Chili’s, Applebee’s, and Denny’s — use MSG in abundance. Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to be the WORST offender: MSG was in every chicken dish, salad dressing. and gravy. No wonder I loved to eat that coating on the skin — their secret spice was MSG!

So why is MSG in so many of the foods we eat? Is it a preservative, or a vitamin?

Not according to my friend John Erb. In his book The Slow Poisoning of America, he said that MSG is added to food for the addictive effect it has on the human body.

Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers lobby group supporting MSG explains that the reason they add it to food is to make people eat more.

A study of the elderly showed that older people eat more of the foods that it is added to. The Glutamate Association lobbying group says eating more is a benefit to the elderly, but what does it do to the rest of us?  Not good for anyone!!!

“Betcha can’t eat [just] one,” takes on a whole new meaning where MSG is concerned! And we wonder why the nation is overweight!

MSG manufacturers themselves admit that it addicts people to their
products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn’t added.

Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, it is an
addictive substance. Since its introduction into the American food
supply fifty years ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses to the pre-packaged meals, soups, snacks, and fast foods we are tempted to eat everyday.

The FDA has set no limits on how much of it can be added to food. They claim it’s safe to eat in any amount. But how can they claim it’s safe when there are hundreds of scientific studies with titles like these:

“The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study of exercise in obesity.” Gobatto CA, Mello MA, Souza CT, Ribeiro IA. Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2002.

“Adrenalectomy abolishes the food-induced hypothalamic serotonin release in both normal and monosodium glutamate-obese rats,” Guimaraes RB, Telles MM, Coelho VB, Mori C, Nascimento CM, Ribeiro. Brain Res Bull. 2002 Aug.

“Obesity induced by neonatal monosodium glutamate treatment in
spontaneously hypertensive rats: An animal model of multiple risk
factors.” Iwase M, Yamamoto M, Iino K, Ichikawa K, Shinohara N,
Yoshinari Fujishima. Hypertens Res. 1998 Mar.

“Hypothalamic lesion induced by injection of monosodium glutamate in
suckling period and subsequent development of obesity,” Tanaka K,
Shimada M, Nakao K Kusunoki. Exp Neurol. 1978 Oct.

No, the date of that last study was not a typo; it was published in
1978. Both the “medical research community” and “?food manufacturers” have known about the side effects of MSG for decades.

Many more of the studies mentioned in John Erb’s book link MSG to
diabetes, migraines and headaches, autism, ADHD, and even Alzheimer’s.

So what can we do to stop the food manufactures from dumping this
fattening and addictive MSG into our food supply and causing the obesity epidemic we now see?

Several months ago, John Erb took his book and his concerns to one of the highest government health officials in Canada. While he was sitting in the government office, the official told him, “Sure, I know how bad MSG is. I wouldn’t touch the stuff.” But this top-level government official refuses to tell the public what he knows.

The big media doesn’t want to tell the public either, fearing issues
with their advertisers. It seems that the fallout on the fast food
industry may hurt their profit margin. The food producers and
restaurants have been addicting us to their products for years, and now we are paying the price for it. Our children should not be cursed with obesity caused by an addictive food additive.

But what can I do about it? I’m just one voice! What can I do to stop the poisoning of our children, while our governments are insuring financial protection for the industry that is poisoning us?

This message is going out to everyone I know in an attempt to tell you the truth that the corporate-owned politicians and media won’t tell you.

The best way you can help to save yourself and your children from this drug-induced epidemic is to forward this article to everyone. With any luck, it will circle the globe before politicians can pass the legislation protecting those who are poisoning us.

The food industry learned a lot from the tobacco industry. Imagine if big tobacco had a bill like this in place before someone blew the
whistle on nicotine?

If you are one of the few who can still believe that MSG is good for us and you don’t believe what John Erb has to say, see for yourself. Go to the National Library of Medicine at www.pubmed.com.

Type in the words “MSG Obese” and read a few of the 115 medical studies that appear.

We the public do not want to be rats in one giant experiment, and we do not approve of food that makes us into a nation of obese, lethargic, addicted sheep, feeding the food industry’s bottom line while waiting for the heart transplant, the diabetic-induced amputation, blindness, or other obesity-induced, life-threatening disorders.

With your help we can put an end to this poison.

Do your part in sending this message out by word of mouth, e-mail, or by distribution of this printout to your friends all over the world and stop this “Slow Poisoning of Mankind” by the packaged food industry.

Blowing the whistle on MSG is our responsibility, so get the word out.

Making Homeopathic Remedies for Special Purposes

You can make an effective home-made homeopathic remedy for anything that might be causing an adverse effect on you, such as:

  • A local skin exposure to a chemical
  • A medicine, drug or chemical that has made you feel ill
  • Disagreeable effects of chemotherapy (obtain a very tiny pinhead sample of the chemotherapy substance, or get the chemical cadmium sulfate, CaSO4, from a materials or chemist’s shop to make the remedy – see note below)
  • Any electromagnetic radiationyou have been exposed to that you feel has adversely affected your health
  • Exposure to radiation (see the article Treating Radiation Exposure with Classical Homeopathy under Articles on this blog for further details)
  • Exposure to X-rays (use cadmium sulfate, CaSO4, or sunlight to make a remedy for this, see note below)
  • Exposure to a particular magnetic field
  • Exposure to a particular electric field
  • The wound from an animal bite
  1. Obtain a tiny sample of the offending substance or influence, or from a wound.
    If it is a solid substance you can soak it in water for some hours and use a portion of this water, say 1 ml, as a sample for making your remedy.
    If it is an influence (vibration, electromagnetic field, radiation, light, etc.), expose some milk sugar (lactose powder) to it for some hours and use a portion of the milk sugar, say 1 g, as a sample.
  2. Put the sample into a small bottle you can cap, and fill it with water (clean tap water, distilled water,  spring water).
  3. Holding the bottle in your hand, strike your hand forcefully 40 times on a hard surface such as a book.
  4. Pour out the contents of the bottle into the sink.
  5. Refill the bottle with water.
  6. Repeat steps three to five the number of times (say n) necessary to obtain the potency you want.
    To keep it simple and safe use n=12 as any traces of poison chemical will have completely disappeared by then.
    This means that you have to repeat steps 3–5 twelve times.
    Values of n from 3 to 30 are often used – where 3, 6, 12 and 30 are the usual potencies made.
  7. To the final solution you need to leave room for adding 20% alcohol (vodka, brandy or whisky) as a preservative to avoid the growth of fungus, etc.

How to take the remedy

  1. Take some drops of the remedy a number of times each day, for example, 3–5 times a day, until you notice a change for better or worse.
    If you have become better, don’t take any more of the remedy unless you get worse again.
  2. If you have become worse, wait until the worse condition ends.
    If you then feel better with more energy and greater well being, don’t take any more of the remedy unless you get worse again.
  3. Proceed with steps one and two above until your improvement is stable, or you feel it is time to stop.

Note:  If you have a homeopathic pharmacy available, instead of making the cadmium sulfate remedy yourself, you could purchase the homeopathic remedy Calcium Sulphuricum 12C from the pharmacy and take it as indicated above since this will be more effective. Milk sugar (lactose) is known as sac lac by the pharmacy, so just order sac lac.

Homeopathic remedies can be obtained from the web:

In the US: www.homeopathyovernight.net

In the UK: www.helios.co.uk