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New Research From Aerospace Institute of the University of Stuttgart Scientifically Proves Water Memory and Homeopathy

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homeopathy works being replicated many many times at various research labs and universities around the world, skeptics have continued to attempt to debunk it albeit unsuccessfully.

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A simple experiment by researchers and professors at the prestigious Aerospace Institute of the University of Stuttgart in Germany is confirming Dr. Jacques Benveniste’s 1988 assertion that water has an imprint of energies to which it has been exposed. In spite of Jacques Benveniste’s experiment to show that homeopathy works being replicated many many times at various research labs and universities around the world, skeptics have continued to attempt to debunk it albeit unsuccessfully.

This new experiment and support from professors here offer another intriguing view and explanation of how homeopathy works since it proves water has a “memory”.

The Oasis HD Channel in Canada describes the fascinating results of this new experiment-

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Homeopathic Nux Vomica ,alcoholism and more

Article written by Joette Calabrese

One of the first remedies I wanted moms to learn was Nux vomica.

As always, I taught that it is used for when someone has not only a cold coming on but for over-doing life.

For example, a child who had too much candy on Halloween and got a sick stomach. Or for someone who stayed up too late and was unable to have a normal bowel movement as a result. Also, and this is my favorite because it is so powerful for those suffering from this lifestyle, Nux vomica 30 can be used for a hangover, either from drugs or alcohol; in fact any substance.

I explained that usually it takes a repetition of its use for at least a few days to act in the case of someone who takes prescription drugs etc.

Months after teaching this class, one of the mothers in the group, Claira, who had missed several previous meetings, could barely contain herself.  She wanted to share her story of success after using Nux vomica 30 for her husband’s friend.

Apparently, this friend was an alcoholic and had too much to drink at her house shortly after the Nux vomica class.

He was worried about his wife knowing that he was drunk again and about getting to work the next day, so this woman offered him Nux vomica 30 to help with the after effects of his consumption.

The morning after taking the remedy, he went to work as usual, only this time, without the usual hang over. Later that day he called to asked her what those little white pills were because he wanted his own bottle.

A few weeks later, he called again. This time to tell her that he had been taking the pills daily, and he had not had a drink since that night at her house. The best part is, he didn’t have any desire to either!

“This is a miracle!” he declared. Claira’s husband nodded in agreement.

Claira explained to our group that until this time, there was not a day that went by that he didn’t end without a belly full of beer. His wife was on the verge of leaving him and his job was at stake.

But now that was changed. He shared with her that, although his intention was to simply not suffer a hangover on a day to day basis, he felt so well after taking the little white pills, he decided to continue.

They had done much more than any of them had estimated.

So was he cured of his drinking habit? Can homeopathy cure such social ills?  Let me give you a resounding YES! This man inadvertently did just that.

Dr. Roger Morrison, in The Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirmatory Symptoms, lists Nux vomica for breakdown from substance abuse and notes its significance in its anitdoting effects for a simple hangover.

More importantly is the following in a book I found in the archives of the State University of N.Y. at Buffalo, from when Buffalo had three homeopathy hospitals within its city limits.

Homeopathic Treatment of Alcoholism, by Dr. Gallavardin, published in 1890, spends nearly the entirety of his treatise on the importance of Nux vomica for this particular substance abuse.

He advises that there are other homeopathic medicines that he used to cure alcoholism, but Nux vomica was the most important to consider.

In both cases I present here, to be certain that the effect is enduring, the remedy is often best taken twice daily for a few weeks and after stopping its use, if the compulsion returns, to take it up again for another round or two.

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I’ll never know if the shoplifter in San Diego was reformed with my bottle of Nux vomica, because I don’t know whether he continued the use of the remedy long enough to have an effect on his behavioral condition.

Nor do I know that the man with the drinking problem has rehabilitated his ways permanently.

What I do know is that Nux vomica and the thousands of other homeopathic medicines have the remarkable ability to transform people and their lives. Even in the most unexpected ways


homeopathy and the quantum world

Homeopathy and the Quantum World

I decided to write this post because I want to share my experience how I come in contact with homeopathy as a skeptic and in order to expose some myths about the professed “skeptic community” that rigorously ignores the evidence of scientific proof for homeopathy.

My personal experience with the “Nothing”
13 years ago I offered a friend of mine a peppermint candy. He refused saying “no thanks, I’m actually on a homeopathic therapy and therefore I’m not allowed to eat peppermint or drink coffee”. Well, I asked what homeopathy is. He tried to explain me as a layman how homeopathic remedies are produced, diluting (and shaking) the original substance more and more until there is nothing in the carrier-substance, only the “information” of the original substance is imprinted on it.

You should know now a little bit of my personal background. Since my childhood I was very interested in science. With eight years I read everything about dinosaurs and with 9 years I swallowed books of cosmology and science of all kind (especially books with colorful illustrations) and with 16 years I read my first book of quantum physics written by Fred Alan Wolf. During this time I experimented also with different kinds of lucid dreaming methods, exploring the puzzling worlds of dreams and consciousness. I was never bored in my life!

In spite of my wide-ranging experience and knowledge I react with skepticism to this healing method called homeopathy. My friend tried to convince me that homeopathy works and I tried to persuade him that he was absolutely wrong, because I was so sure that our world is made of atoms, particles and there is no such thing as “nothing that is a kind of weird information as a residue of some plant or animal” … well, you don’t know my friend, when he is convinced of something … he said to me he don’t know much about science, but his personal experience with that stuff has convinced him and I could never convince him of the opposite.

My first homeopathic proving
In order to prove him that I was right and he wrong I decided to make a proving by myself. He told me how this homeopathic proving is done, taking daily a remedy for several weeks and writing down the symptoms. At that time I didn’t know any remedy, therefore I asked him for a name of one remedy that I could start to prove. So I went to the pharmacy and bought a bottle of Sulphur LM12 and I took every morning and every evening two drops for the next two weeks.

SULPHUR

Alice in wonderland
The homeopathic proving revealed me a new world of strange symptoms and feelings. In the same night I dreamed vividly of a “yellow workmanship” building a rail through the wild-west and joking and laughing all the time. They was all covered by a yellow powder. I woke up from the dream laughing by myself, my brothers starring at me as I was holding my belly and shaking for laughing. The thing got even stranger. All my skin itched, especially my head. Everybody could smell a sulfuric odor and I was so hungry at 11 am that I got so angry when I don’t eat something. My nose starts to bleed every day in the evening. And the strange dreams continued during the proving. After two weeks I stopped it. It was too much, for me and my family.

After some weeks I repeated the proving, because the experience was so strange and I could not believe it. How can a remedy work that is diluted over the Avogadro’s number, 10 to the power of 23? This number is so huge and the remedy that I took was a LM 12 potency, this is a dilution of 50000 to the power of 12, equivalent to 10 to the power of 48.

And repeating the proving worked also. Not only that I got symptoms on the level of mind and emotions, my body react so strong that everybody in my vicinity noticed it by the strange smell my body emits. (Sulfur makes the body release sulphuric compounds, therefore the strange odor.)

Since this first contact with homeopathy I studied it intensively and made over 50 homeopathic provings during the last 13 years. Now I know for sure that homeopathy works, not because of a scientific explanation, but because of personal experience and no “skeptic” can convince me of the opposite.

The mainstream believes in homeopathy
Homeopathy has cured millions of people for over 200 years. During this time humankind has made several important discoveries in science that supports homeopathy and still skeptics claims that homeopathy does not work, right? It’s a funny thing, because the fact is that I was a skeptic regarding homeopathy and a simple proving convinced me and hundreds in my circle of friends. But in the TV-shows and in many Youtube videos self-proclaimed “experts” claims that it does not work. When I ask randomly some people, most of them believes in homeopathy. Personally I make the experience that the mainstream believes and only a minority does not. So the mass-media is lying, because they show only their “skeptics” and nobody from the real mainstream. They try to convince us that the mainstream is not believing and try to pull the mass to their side.

Who are the “skeptics”?
Follow the money! One bottle of a homeopathic remedy costs perhaps only 10 dollar and it’s content is sufficient for one month of therapy or even more. Chemical based drugs costs much more and the patient becomes addicted to it. The homeopathic remedy is able to cure the cause, the chemical only covers it. Therefore I say there are many false skeptics, not even scientists, only show mens, entertainer, that are charismatic and able to fool the masses with their pseudo scientific claims. They work for the pharmaceutical lobbies or are sponsored by them. The real problem is not the scientific evidence, it’s the pseudo scientific propaganda against homeopathy and the low awareness of the masses.

The real skeptic
A real man of science is a skeptic and it is good to be a skeptic. There is nothing wrong to be a skeptic, it’s no contradiction to be also open minded at the same time. Skepticism is a requirement for scientific work. To question a thing, something that is seen as a fact from the mainstream, requires skepticism. For me my skepticism has forced me to make a homeopathic proving and after this it convinced me that homeopathy works. But I am still a man with a skeptic attitude. Believing in homeopathy has not transformed me in a all-believer. It has only opened for me a new dimension of reality that is worth to study more in the deep.

The pseudo skeptics and their typical Alumina mind symptoms

Pseudo skeptics differs from the scientific well educated skeptics. They identifies themselves with a certain kind of skeptic community that questions really everything. Their behavior is sarcastic, underbred and childish. This kind of skepticism is a state of illness and has nothing to do with real scientific thinking.

Doctor Vithoulkas has once proposed to this skeptic community to make a self-proving of a specific homeopathic remedy, called Alumina. This remedy fit very well to their mind symptoms. Let’s analyze them one by one:

1) Absence of ideas
None of this pseudo skeptics has ever considered to open their mind and make some research how homeopathy really works on a quantum level. Their superficial understanding of the universe is still based on a materialistic worldview, but quantum mechanics already proofed that atoms are not solid and they are non-local until they are observed by a intelligent being. Non-locality is a strange phenomena in the quantum world where entanglement between the particles or even between entire systems exists and information is exchanged at zero time. All evidence in quantum mechanics indicates that we are living in a dynamic wholeness-in-motion in which everything moves together in an interconnected process. The absence of ideas in the Alumina state prevents to see the whole picture.

Richard seemed uneasy and said, “I’m don’t want to discuss evidence”.
“Why not?” I asked.
“There isn’t time. It’s too complicated. And that’s not what this programme is about.”
The camera stopped.

2) Extremely peevish and obstinate
AluminiumWhen exposing the evidences in modern science to the skeptics, they are not willed to consider it. They are extremely peevish and obstinate with a contradictory humour. This state of mind is similar to Baryta carbonicum. Because of their feeling of incompetence they refuse every scientific theory that points towards a non materialistic theory. They feel more secure in a materialistic based universe where all systems are isolated from each other. Indeed they have no real friends.

3) Disposition to be angry
Pseudo skeptics has the strong tendency to use cuss words and get very angry when you ask them for their “solid based arguments” against the homeopathy. They reacts with anger when they become aware of their lack of understanding of the nature and unable to find a logic explanation they dumb themselves down to a low level, with sarcasm and laughter.

4) Dissatisfied with everything
No theory, no evidence, no proof is satisfactory for the obstinate minded Alumina pseudo skeptic. Deliver them with the most clear and well founded solid proof, they will not be satisfied with it. Therefore they are the ideal propaganda slaves for the pharmaceutical lobbies. Their illness is misused cowardly by this public relation agencies.

5) He takes everything in the worse sense
Every homeopathic doctor are for this pseudo skeptics a “quack”. It is true that not every homeopathic doctor is a true healer. Some of them use methods that Hahnemann would never use, like astrology or radionics, but this does not mean that all homeopaths are on the wrong way. For the pseudo skeptics exist no balance in their mind. “Everyone that makes use of homeopathy is stupid and ignorant.” A black and white world without a middle way.

6) Consciousness is not clear, feels low-spirited
A life that is based on a strictly materialistic worldview, being skeptic on really everything and obstinate to accept a new world view, … how can such a person find the meaning in life? The consciousness can only be clear if there is a target to follow, a path. No wonder that this kind of person are so depressed and low-spirited, constantly possessed by bad thoughts, anxious, with a peevish mood, not disposed for anything.

The Scientific Evidence is overwhelming

With the time I changed my worldview from a materialistic perspective to a wholistic one. The change was triggered by the study of the works of Sir John Carew Eccles on Mind and Brain, describing the brain as a quantum interface rather than a computer.

Information is non-local
Dr. Stuart Hameroff is an anesthesiologist and professor at the University of Arizona known for his promotion of the scientific study of consciousness, and his theories of the mechanisms of consciousness. Similar to John Carew Eccles, Hameroff and Roger Penrose saw the principles of quantum theory as providing an alternative process through which consciousness could arise.

It is spacetime. I don’t think you need to get out of, or can get outside of spacetime. When we get down to this fundamental level, this information is non-local and holographic. You don’t need to get outside. In fact, I just read a very interesting article about how this Planck scale information actually repeats holographically at larger and larger scales. I’ll send you the link. They’ve gotten it up to very close to biological levels. I think that the biological system is even better tuned than any device that anybody has built yet. But the cosmic information is non-local, existing in multiple places, even across the universe. This is basically quantum entanglement.

Source: Is Consciousness Connected to the Fine Structure of the Universe?

Consciousness and the physical world cannot be kept apart
There is a interdependency of insights for both homeopathy and the quantum physics. Both should be considered when studying the most basic fundament, the consciousness.

…there is frankly an overwhelming amount of evidence from a number of different disciplines, such as the ‘New Physics’ , Cognitive Neuro-physiology etc., that invalidates the very notion of an independent objective reality, and it therefore seems strange and somewhat absurd not to explore the possible implications for homeopathic therapeutics.

Source: Homeopathy and the unprejudiced observer

Without consciousness there would be no world
Carl Jung influenced many modern scientists towards the idea of a group mind and a collective consciousness. Jung was influenced by his friendship with Wolfgang Pauli, an Austrian theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics.

Without consciousness there would, practically speaking, be no world, for the world exists as such only in so far as it is consciously reflected and considered by a psyche. Consciousness is a precondition of being.

Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self (1958)

Consciousness is fundamental
Max Planck reinforced the abstract idea that it is consciousness that creates (or projects) matter and not the other way around.

Spectrum

I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.

Max Planck, as quoted in The Observer (25 January 1931)

You can see, the mainstream is heading towards a non material science, towards a science that regards consciousness as fundamental for the universe and space-time. The minority will become the majority in a near future.

Every part of a hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole
David Bohm had suggested that were we to view the cosmos without the lenses that outfit our telescopes, the universe would appear to us as a hologram. Karl H. Pribram extended this insight by noting that were we deprived of the lenses of our eyes and the lens like processes of our other sensory receptors, we would be immersed in holographic experiences.

Aspect and his team discovered that under certain circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating them. It doesn’t matter whether they are 10 feet or 10 billion miles apart. Somehow each particle always seems to know what the other is doing. The problem with this feat is that it violates Einstein’s long-held tenet that no communication can travel faster than the speed of light. Since traveling faster than the speed of light is tantamount to breaking the time barrier, this daunting prospect has caused some physicists to try to come up with elaborate ways to explain away Aspect’s findings. But it has inspired others to offer even more radical explanations.

University of London physicist David Bohm, for example, believes Aspect’s findings imply that objective reality does not exist, that despite its apparent solidity the universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram.

Source: The Universe as a Hologram, by Michael Talbot

Noetic Sciences
The main struggle some scientists has, is to understand how quantum mechanics can have an effect on macroscopic level. It could be of great help if this scientists would consider the real complexity of biological systems rather than to reduce everything to it’s smallest unity. Reductionism is a tool that should be used probably if necessary, but not as the main method of research.

Most of the discussion about homeopathy in the mainstream medical and scientific literature has focused on the molecular nature of, or lack of molecules in, homeopathic remedies. At the same time, most of the attraction that homeopathy holds for its practitioners and serious students is in its holistic worldview, comprehensive philosophy, and practical capacity to translate the consciousness of a remedy source into physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. In short, homeopathy affirms the unity of consciousness and the living physical world.

Consequently, the unique place for homeopathy in the noetic sciences may lie in its potential to bridge the nonphysical and physical realms of existence.

Source: The Homeopathic Universe – Disease and Healing as Manifestations of Consciousness

Quantum Entanglement
Quantum entanglement plays vital roles in biology and consciousness and, once better understood and harnessed, has far-reaching consequences and applications in many fields such as medicine and neuroscience.

Similarly, the therapeutic effect of a homeopathic remedy, if it truly exists beyond and above the placebo effect, can be explained as the entanglement of the substances being diluted out of existence through vigorous shaking/stirring with the diluting solvent and then the subsequent entanglement of the solvent with the quantum entities involved in the diseased biological and/or physiological processes and the effect of such entanglement on the latter processes. Indeed, there are reports in the existing literature exploring the use of generalized entanglement to explain the therapeutic ingredient in a homeopathic remedy (See, e.g., Milgrom, 2002; Wallach, 2000 & Weingärtner, 2003).

Source: Thinking Outside the Box: The Essence and Implications of Quantum Entanglement

Water has a Memory
Even the Nobel prize-winner Professor Luc Montagnier discovered that water has a memory.

Professor Luc Montagnier, a French virologist who won the Nobel prize for discovering a link between HIV and AIDS, has shocked fellow Nobel prize-winners by telling them that water has a memory that continues even after many dilutions. The idea is one of the foundations of homeopathy, which maintains that the potency of a substance is increased with its dilution.

Montagnier has discovered that solutions containing the DNA of viruses and bacteria “could emit low frequency radio waves”. These waves influence molecules around them, and turn them into organised structures. These molecules in turn can emit waves. He has discovered that the waves remain in the water, even after it has been diluted many times.

Source: Nobel Scientist Discovers Scientific Basis of Homeopathy

DNA Phantom Effect
Professor Luc Montagnier’s discovery is similar to the DNA Phantom Effect discovered by Dr. Vladimir Poponin, a quantum physicist who is recognized world wide as a leading expert in quantum biology.

This discovery has tremendous significance for the explanation and deeper understandings of the mechanisms underlying subtle energy phenomena including many of the observed alternative healing phenomena.

Source: The DNA PHANTOM EFFECT – Direct Measurement of A New Field in the Vacuum Substructure – by Dr. Vladimir Poponin

DNA

Quantum phenomena in biology
Already the eminent quantum physicists Fritz London and Niels Bohr suggested that quantum phenomena might be essential for life processes. During the last decade especially, increasing evidence is accumulating that indicate that this is indeed the case.

These experimental findings about DNA control of cellular processes mediated by electromagnetic/quantum mechanical mechanisms have not been considered by biotechnology researchers. They introduce important new elements that radically change our understanding of the workings of DNA.
Most importantly, they seriously undermine the present biotechnological dogma where DNA is treated as a micro-object that is “clipped” and “glued”. In stead, so far completely unknown Quantum Wave aspects have been found to be involved that may radically change our understanding of what happens in genetic engineering.
This reveals another aspect of the great incompleteness of the knowledge of present biotechnology.

Source: Quantum phenomena in biology

Undivided Wholeness and the Implicate Order
This key concept of an undivided wholeness is the ultimate conclusion that all science fields leads to. The understanding of how the universe works on it’s most basic level is a requirement to understand how homeopathy works. In a materialistic based universe, where all parts are isolated from each other, nothing like homeopathy could ever work. But David Bohm’s interpretation of quantum mechanics shows that we are living in a giant hologram, where the small part contains the whole. Scientists that has understood this concept and comes into touch with the homeopathic theory will not be skeptic towards it. Pseudo skeptics will not even consider it to study David Bohm’s work, because their materialistic world view is threat by this modern physics.

The holomovement is a key concept in David Bohm’s interpretation of quantum mechanics and for his overall wordview. It brings together the holistic principle of “undivided wholeness” with the idea that everything is in a state of process or becoming (or what he calls the “universal flux”). For Bohm, wholeness is not a static oneness, but a dynamic wholeness-in-motion in which everything moves together in an interconnected process. The concept is presented most fully in Wholeness and the Implicate Order, published in 1980.

The basic idea came to Bohm in the early 1970s, during an extraordinary period of creativity at Birkbeck College in London. The holomovement is one of a number of new concepts which Bohm presented in an effort to move beyond the mechanistic formulations of the standard interpretation of the quantum theory and relativity theory. Along with such concepts as undivided wholeness and the implicate order, the holomovement is central to his formulation of a “new order” in physics which would move beyond the mechanistic order.

Source: Holomovement – Wikipedia

David Bohm has evolved a new and controversial theory of the universe, a new model of reality that Bohm calls the “Implicate Order.”

The theory of the Implicate Order contains an ultraholistic cosmic view; it connects everything with everything else. In principle, any individual element could reveal “detailed information about every other element in the universe.” The central underlying theme of Bohm’s theory is the “unbroken wholeness of the totality of existence as an undivided flowing movement without borders.”

Source: Bohm’s Gnosis: The Implicate Order

Water Crystal

Resonance and Bioresonance Interactions in Homeopathic Solutions
One of the possible explanation how homeopathy works is the ability of water to form stable water clusters, that carry information. But I personally see in water clusters only the “materialization” of the invisible forces and fields that derives from succussion, the serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking. (This water clusters may form from succussion and remain stable till to an certain dilution. Homeopathy works also without the water clusters.) Effects that derives from succussion can also be found in the studies of Victor Schauberger on implosion vortexes observed in nature.

The mathematical probabilities for the formation of stable water clusters cannot be computer calculated. The computer can calculate the probable positions of 8 water molecules. This is a proof for the huge potential of the “memorization” of water. The availability of inorganic chemical compounds with low concentration may lead to cluster structures that are more stable in time. The stability of these clusters depends on the resonance among the separate molecules. In the cluster structures, information among the organic and the water molecules or in biological models can be stored on the grounds of bioresonance. The originator of the bioresonance theory is Dubrov (1980).

There exist interesting proof already that several molecules from a certain substance can significantly change the structure of water clusters. Homeopathy is a classical example for this. Experiments were conducted under the leadership of the eminent French immunologist Benveniste. The homeopathic principle was reproduced on biological models. When to one of the immune cells types in man specific antibodies interacting with them were added, a cell reaction was observed. Upon decrease of the concentration of the antibodies in some dilutions, an effect was observed, and in other cases – it disappeared. Such an alteration of biological activity of “solutions” was also observed in concentrations when the probability of the presence of even one protein molecule was only slight. The authors presumed that the transfer of biological information was due to the “memory” of water.

Source: Resonance and Bioresonance Interactions in Homeopathic Solutions

Conclusion:
Even there exist a huge evidence in science, I recommend to make an self-proving with an homeopathic remedy (under a medical control). One can lack in scientific knowledge, but a personal experience will convince the most skeptic scientist. For the pseudo-skeptics I see only a small hope, maybe a self-proving with Alumina could help.

Further reading:
Quackbusters are busted
The Homeopathic Universe – Disease and Healing as Manifestations of Consciousness
Nobel laureate gives homeopathy a boost – French virologist Luc Montagnier
Holomovement – Wikipedia
Homeopathy and the unprejudiced observer
Role of water in biosystems (PDF)
Homeopathic psychology: Alumina
The Materialist Superstition
“Skepticism” and (dis)confirmation bias
Richard Dawkins comes to call
Challenge to homeopathy declared hoax
Skepticism, by Rupert Sheldrake
History Contains Evidence of Bias against Homeopathy

Homeopathy and the Quantum World

I decided to write this post because I want to share my experience how I come in contact with homeopathy as a skeptic and in order to expose some myths about the professed “skeptic community” that rigorously ignores the evidence of scientific proof for homeopathy.

My personal experience with the “Nothing”
13 years ago I offered a friend of mine a peppermint candy. He refused saying “no thanks, I’m actually on a homeopathic therapy and therefore I’m not allowed to eat peppermint or drink coffee”. Well, I asked what homeopathy is. He tried to explain me as a layman how homeopathic remedies are produced, diluting (and shaking) the original substance more and more until there is nothing in the carrier-substance, only the “information” of the original substance is imprinted on it.

You should know now a little bit of my personal background. Since my childhood I was very interested in science. With eight years I read everything about dinosaurs and with 9 years I swallowed books of cosmology and science of all kind (especially books with colorful illustrations) and with 16 years I read my first book of quantum physics written by Fred Alan Wolf. During this time I experimented also with different kinds of lucid dreaming methods, exploring the puzzling worlds of dreams and consciousness. I was never bored in my life!

In spite of my wide-ranging experience and knowledge I react with skepticism to this healing method called homeopathy. My friend tried to convince me that homeopathy works and I tried to persuade him that he was absolutely wrong, because I was so sure that our world is made of atoms, particles and there is no such thing as “nothing that is a kind of weird information as a residue of some plant or animal” … well, you don’t know my friend, when he is convinced of something … he said to me he don’t know much about science, but his personal experience with that stuff has convinced him and I could never convince him of the opposite.

My first homeopathic proving
In order to prove him that I was right and he wrong I decided to make a proving by myself. He told me how this homeopathic proving is done, taking daily a remedy for several weeks and writing down the symptoms. At that time I didn’t know any remedy, therefore I asked him for a name of one remedy that I could start to prove. So I went to the pharmacy and bought a bottle of Sulphur LM12 and I took every morning and every evening two drops for the next two weeks.

SULPHUR

Alice in wonderland
The homeopathic proving revealed me a new world of strange symptoms and feelings. In the same night I dreamed vividly of a “yellow workmanship” building a rail through the wild-west and joking and laughing all the time. They was all covered by a yellow powder. I woke up from the dream laughing by myself, my brothers starring at me as I was holding my belly and shaking for laughing. The thing got even stranger. All my skin itched, especially my head. Everybody could smell a sulfuric odor and I was so hungry at 11 am that I got so angry when I don’t eat something. My nose starts to bleed every day in the evening. And the strange dreams continued during the proving. After two weeks I stopped it. It was too much, for me and my family.

After some weeks I repeated the proving, because the experience was so strange and I could not believe it. How can a remedy work that is diluted over the Avogadro’s number, 10 to the power of 23? This number is so huge and the remedy that I took was a LM 12 potency, this is a dilution of 50000 to the power of 12, equivalent to 10 to the power of 48.

And repeating the proving worked also. Not only that I got symptoms on the level of mind and emotions, my body react so strong that everybody in my vicinity noticed it by the strange smell my body emits. (Sulfur makes the body release sulphuric compounds, therefore the strange odor.)

Since this first contact with homeopathy I studied it intensively and made over 50 homeopathic provings during the last 13 years. Now I know for sure that homeopathy works, not because of a scientific explanation, but because of personal experience and no “skeptic” can convince me of the opposite.

The mainstream believes in homeopathy
Homeopathy has cured millions of people for over 200 years. During this time humankind has made several important discoveries in science that supports homeopathy and still skeptics claims that homeopathy does not work, right? It’s a funny thing, because the fact is that I was a skeptic regarding homeopathy and a simple proving convinced me and hundreds in my circle of friends. But in the TV-shows and in many Youtube videos self-proclaimed “experts” claims that it does not work. When I ask randomly some people, most of them believes in homeopathy. Personally I make the experience that the mainstream believes and only a minority does not. So the mass-media is lying, because they show only their “skeptics” and nobody from the real mainstream. They try to convince us that the mainstream is not believing and try to pull the mass to their side.

Who are the “skeptics”?
Follow the money! One bottle of a homeopathic remedy costs perhaps only 10 dollar and it’s content is sufficient for one month of therapy or even more. Chemical based drugs costs much more and the patient becomes addicted to it. The homeopathic remedy is able to cure the cause, the chemical only covers it. Therefore I say there are many false skeptics, not even scientists, only show mens, entertainer, that are charismatic and able to fool the masses with their pseudo scientific claims. They work for the pharmaceutical lobbies or are sponsored by them. The real problem is not the scientific evidence, it’s the pseudo scientific propaganda against homeopathy and the low awareness of the masses.

The real skeptic
A real man of science is a skeptic and it is good to be a skeptic. There is nothing wrong to be a skeptic, it’s no contradiction to be also open minded at the same time. Skepticism is a requirement for scientific work. To question a thing, something that is seen as a fact from the mainstream, requires skepticism. For me my skepticism has forced me to make a homeopathic proving and after this it convinced me that homeopathy works. But I am still a man with a skeptic attitude. Believing in homeopathy has not transformed me in a all-believer. It has only opened for me a new dimension of reality that is worth to study more in the deep.

The pseudo skeptics and their typical Alumina mind symptoms

Pseudo skeptics differs from the scientific well educated skeptics. They identifies themselves with a certain kind of skeptic community that questions really everything. Their behavior is sarcastic, underbred and childish. This kind of skepticism is a state of illness and has nothing to do with real scientific thinking.

Doctor Vithoulkas has once proposed to this skeptic community to make a self-proving of a specific homeopathic remedy, called Alumina. This remedy fit very well to their mind symptoms. Let’s analyze them one by one:

1) Absence of ideas
None of this pseudo skeptics has ever considered to open their mind and make some research how homeopathy really works on a quantum level. Their superficial understanding of the universe is still based on a materialistic worldview, but quantum mechanics already proofed that atoms are not solid and they are non-local until they are observed by a intelligent being. Non-locality is a strange phenomena in the quantum world where entanglement between the particles or even between entire systems exists and information is exchanged at zero time. All evidence in quantum mechanics indicates that we are living in a dynamic wholeness-in-motion in which everything moves together in an interconnected process. The absence of ideas in the Alumina state prevents to see the whole picture.

Richard seemed uneasy and said, “I’m don’t want to discuss evidence”.
“Why not?” I asked.
“There isn’t time. It’s too complicated. And that’s not what this programme is about.”
The camera stopped.

2) Extremely peevish and obstinate
AluminiumWhen exposing the evidences in modern science to the skeptics, they are not willed to consider it. They are extremely peevish and obstinate with a contradictory humour. This state of mind is similar to Baryta carbonicum. Because of their feeling of incompetence they refuse every scientific theory that points towards a non materialistic theory. They feel more secure in a materialistic based universe where all systems are isolated from each other. Indeed they have no real friends.

3) Disposition to be angry
Pseudo skeptics has the strong tendency to use cuss words and get very angry when you ask them for their “solid based arguments” against the homeopathy. They reacts with anger when they become aware of their lack of understanding of the nature and unable to find a logic explanation they dumb themselves down to a low level, with sarcasm and laughter.

4) Dissatisfied with everything
No theory, no evidence, no proof is satisfactory for the obstinate minded Alumina pseudo skeptic. Deliver them with the most clear and well founded solid proof, they will not be satisfied with it. Therefore they are the ideal propaganda slaves for the pharmaceutical lobbies. Their illness is misused cowardly by this public relation agencies.

5) He takes everything in the worse sense
Every homeopathic doctor are for this pseudo skeptics a “quack”. It is true that not every homeopathic doctor is a true healer. Some of them use methods that Hahnemann would never use, like astrology or radionics, but this does not mean that all homeopaths are on the wrong way. For the pseudo skeptics exist no balance in their mind. “Everyone that makes use of homeopathy is stupid and ignorant.” A black and white world without a middle way.

6) Consciousness is not clear, feels low-spirited
A life that is based on a strictly materialistic worldview, being skeptic on really everything and obstinate to accept a new world view, … how can such a person find the meaning in life? The consciousness can only be clear if there is a target to follow, a path. No wonder that this kind of person are so depressed and low-spirited, constantly possessed by bad thoughts, anxious, with a peevish mood, not disposed for anything.

The Scientific Evidence is overwhelming

With the time I changed my worldview from a materialistic perspective to a wholistic one. The change was triggered by the study of the works of Sir John Carew Eccles on Mind and Brain, describing the brain as a quantum interface rather than a computer.

Information is non-local
Dr. Stuart Hameroff is an anesthesiologist and professor at the University of Arizona known for his promotion of the scientific study of consciousness, and his theories of the mechanisms of consciousness. Similar to John Carew Eccles, Hameroff and Roger Penrose saw the principles of quantum theory as providing an alternative process through which consciousness could arise.

It is spacetime. I don’t think you need to get out of, or can get outside of spacetime. When we get down to this fundamental level, this information is non-local and holographic. You don’t need to get outside. In fact, I just read a very interesting article about how this Planck scale information actually repeats holographically at larger and larger scales. I’ll send you the link. They’ve gotten it up to very close to biological levels. I think that the biological system is even better tuned than any device that anybody has built yet. But the cosmic information is non-local, existing in multiple places, even across the universe. This is basically quantum entanglement.

Source: Is Consciousness Connected to the Fine Structure of the Universe?

Consciousness and the physical world cannot be kept apart
There is a interdependency of insights for both homeopathy and the quantum physics. Both should be considered when studying the most basic fundament, the consciousness.

…there is frankly an overwhelming amount of evidence from a number of different disciplines, such as the ‘New Physics’ , Cognitive Neuro-physiology etc., that invalidates the very notion of an independent objective reality, and it therefore seems strange and somewhat absurd not to explore the possible implications for homeopathic therapeutics.

Source: Homeopathy and the unprejudiced observer

Without consciousness there would be no world
Carl Jung influenced many modern scientists towards the idea of a group mind and a collective consciousness. Jung was influenced by his friendship with Wolfgang Pauli, an Austrian theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics.

Without consciousness there would, practically speaking, be no world, for the world exists as such only in so far as it is consciously reflected and considered by a psyche. Consciousness is a precondition of being.

Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self (1958)

Consciousness is fundamental
Max Planck reinforced the abstract idea that it is consciousness that creates (or projects) matter and not the other way around.

Spectrum

I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.

Max Planck, as quoted in The Observer (25 January 1931)

You can see, the mainstream is heading towards a non material science, towards a science that regards consciousness as fundamental for the universe and space-time. The minority will become the majority in a near future.

Every part of a hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole
David Bohm had suggested that were we to view the cosmos without the lenses that outfit our telescopes, the universe would appear to us as a hologram. Karl H. Pribram extended this insight by noting that were we deprived of the lenses of our eyes and the lens like processes of our other sensory receptors, we would be immersed in holographic experiences.

Aspect and his team discovered that under certain circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating them. It doesn’t matter whether they are 10 feet or 10 billion miles apart. Somehow each particle always seems to know what the other is doing. The problem with this feat is that it violates Einstein’s long-held tenet that no communication can travel faster than the speed of light. Since traveling faster than the speed of light is tantamount to breaking the time barrier, this daunting prospect has caused some physicists to try to come up with elaborate ways to explain away Aspect’s findings. But it has inspired others to offer even more radical explanations.

University of London physicist David Bohm, for example, believes Aspect’s findings imply that objective reality does not exist, that despite its apparent solidity the universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram.

Source: The Universe as a Hologram, by Michael Talbot

Noetic Sciences
The main struggle some scientists has, is to understand how quantum mechanics can have an effect on macroscopic level. It could be of great help if this scientists would consider the real complexity of biological systems rather than to reduce everything to it’s smallest unity. Reductionism is a tool that should be used probably if necessary, but not as the main method of research.

Most of the discussion about homeopathy in the mainstream medical and scientific literature has focused on the molecular nature of, or lack of molecules in, homeopathic remedies. At the same time, most of the attraction that homeopathy holds for its practitioners and serious students is in its holistic worldview, comprehensive philosophy, and practical capacity to translate the consciousness of a remedy source into physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. In short, homeopathy affirms the unity of consciousness and the living physical world.

Consequently, the unique place for homeopathy in the noetic sciences may lie in its potential to bridge the nonphysical and physical realms of existence.

Source: The Homeopathic Universe – Disease and Healing as Manifestations of Consciousness

Quantum Entanglement
Quantum entanglement plays vital roles in biology and consciousness and, once better understood and harnessed, has far-reaching consequences and applications in many fields such as medicine and neuroscience.

Similarly, the therapeutic effect of a homeopathic remedy, if it truly exists beyond and above the placebo effect, can be explained as the entanglement of the substances being diluted out of existence through vigorous shaking/stirring with the diluting solvent and then the subsequent entanglement of the solvent with the quantum entities involved in the diseased biological and/or physiological processes and the effect of such entanglement on the latter processes. Indeed, there are reports in the existing literature exploring the use of generalized entanglement to explain the therapeutic ingredient in a homeopathic remedy (See, e.g., Milgrom, 2002; Wallach, 2000 & Weingärtner, 2003).

Source: Thinking Outside the Box: The Essence and Implications of Quantum Entanglement

Water has a Memory
Even the Nobel prize-winner Professor Luc Montagnier discovered that water has a memory.

Professor Luc Montagnier, a French virologist who won the Nobel prize for discovering a link between HIV and AIDS, has shocked fellow Nobel prize-winners by telling them that water has a memory that continues even after many dilutions. The idea is one of the foundations of homeopathy, which maintains that the potency of a substance is increased with its dilution.

Montagnier has discovered that solutions containing the DNA of viruses and bacteria “could emit low frequency radio waves”. These waves influence molecules around them, and turn them into organised structures. These molecules in turn can emit waves. He has discovered that the waves remain in the water, even after it has been diluted many times.

Source: Nobel Scientist Discovers Scientific Basis of Homeopathy

DNA Phantom Effect
Professor Luc Montagnier’s discovery is similar to the DNA Phantom Effect discovered by Dr. Vladimir Poponin, a quantum physicist who is recognized world wide as a leading expert in quantum biology.

This discovery has tremendous significance for the explanation and deeper understandings of the mechanisms underlying subtle energy phenomena including many of the observed alternative healing phenomena.

Source: The DNA PHANTOM EFFECT – Direct Measurement of A New Field in the Vacuum Substructure – by Dr. Vladimir Poponin

DNA

Quantum phenomena in biology
Already the eminent quantum physicists Fritz London and Niels Bohr suggested that quantum phenomena might be essential for life processes. During the last decade especially, increasing evidence is accumulating that indicate that this is indeed the case.

These experimental findings about DNA control of cellular processes mediated by electromagnetic/quantum mechanical mechanisms have not been considered by biotechnology researchers. They introduce important new elements that radically change our understanding of the workings of DNA.
Most importantly, they seriously undermine the present biotechnological dogma where DNA is treated as a micro-object that is “clipped” and “glued”. In stead, so far completely unknown Quantum Wave aspects have been found to be involved that may radically change our understanding of what happens in genetic engineering.
This reveals another aspect of the great incompleteness of the knowledge of present biotechnology.

Source: Quantum phenomena in biology

Undivided Wholeness and the Implicate Order
This key concept of an undivided wholeness is the ultimate conclusion that all science fields leads to. The understanding of how the universe works on it’s most basic level is a requirement to understand how homeopathy works. In a materialistic based universe, where all parts are isolated from each other, nothing like homeopathy could ever work. But David Bohm’s interpretation of quantum mechanics shows that we are living in a giant hologram, where the small part contains the whole. Scientists that has understood this concept and comes into touch with the homeopathic theory will not be skeptic towards it. Pseudo skeptics will not even consider it to study David Bohm’s work, because their materialistic world view is threat by this modern physics.

The holomovement is a key concept in David Bohm’s interpretation of quantum mechanics and for his overall wordview. It brings together the holistic principle of “undivided wholeness” with the idea that everything is in a state of process or becoming (or what he calls the “universal flux”). For Bohm, wholeness is not a static oneness, but a dynamic wholeness-in-motion in which everything moves together in an interconnected process. The concept is presented most fully in Wholeness and the Implicate Order, published in 1980.

The basic idea came to Bohm in the early 1970s, during an extraordinary period of creativity at Birkbeck College in London. The holomovement is one of a number of new concepts which Bohm presented in an effort to move beyond the mechanistic formulations of the standard interpretation of the quantum theory and relativity theory. Along with such concepts as undivided wholeness and the implicate order, the holomovement is central to his formulation of a “new order” in physics which would move beyond the mechanistic order.

Source: Holomovement – Wikipedia

David Bohm has evolved a new and controversial theory of the universe, a new model of reality that Bohm calls the “Implicate Order.”

The theory of the Implicate Order contains an ultraholistic cosmic view; it connects everything with everything else. In principle, any individual element could reveal “detailed information about every other element in the universe.” The central underlying theme of Bohm’s theory is the “unbroken wholeness of the totality of existence as an undivided flowing movement without borders.”

Source: Bohm’s Gnosis: The Implicate Order

Water Crystal

Resonance and Bioresonance Interactions in Homeopathic Solutions
One of the possible explanation how homeopathy works is the ability of water to form stable water clusters, that carry information. But I personally see in water clusters only the “materialization” of the invisible forces and fields that derives from succussion, the serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking. (This water clusters may form from succussion and remain stable till to an certain dilution. Homeopathy works also without the water clusters.) Effects that derives from succussion can also be found in the studies of Victor Schauberger on implosion vortexes observed in nature.

The mathematical probabilities for the formation of stable water clusters cannot be computer calculated. The computer can calculate the probable positions of 8 water molecules. This is a proof for the huge potential of the “memorization” of water. The availability of inorganic chemical compounds with low concentration may lead to cluster structures that are more stable in time. The stability of these clusters depends on the resonance among the separate molecules. In the cluster structures, information among the organic and the water molecules or in biological models can be stored on the grounds of bioresonance. The originator of the bioresonance theory is Dubrov (1980).

There exist interesting proof already that several molecules from a certain substance can significantly change the structure of water clusters. Homeopathy is a classical example for this. Experiments were conducted under the leadership of the eminent French immunologist Benveniste. The homeopathic principle was reproduced on biological models. When to one of the immune cells types in man specific antibodies interacting with them were added, a cell reaction was observed. Upon decrease of the concentration of the antibodies in some dilutions, an effect was observed, and in other cases – it disappeared. Such an alteration of biological activity of “solutions” was also observed in concentrations when the probability of the presence of even one protein molecule was only slight. The authors presumed that the transfer of biological information was due to the “memory” of water.

Source: Resonance and Bioresonance Interactions in Homeopathic Solutions

Conclusion:
Even there exist a huge evidence in science, I recommend to make an self-proving with an homeopathic remedy (under a medical control). One can lack in scientific knowledge, but a personal experience will convince the most skeptic scientist. For the pseudo-skeptics I see only a small hope, maybe a self-proving with Alumina could help.

Further reading:
Quackbusters are busted
The Homeopathic Universe – Disease and Healing as Manifestations of Consciousness
Nobel laureate gives homeopathy a boost – French virologist Luc Montagnier
Holomovement – Wikipedia
Homeopathy and the unprejudiced observer
Role of water in biosystems (PDF)
Homeopathic psychology: Alumina
The Materialist Superstition
“Skepticism” and (dis)confirmation bias
Richard Dawkins comes to call
Challenge to homeopathy declared hoax
Skepticism, by Rupert Sheldrake
History Contains Evidence of Bias against Homeopathy


W.H.O. Ensures Third World Child Vaccine Deaths Will Not Be Recorded – New Weakened W.H.O. Criteria For Third World Child Deaths From Vaccines

homeopathyginatyler:

the media has shoved this data under the rug,it messes with big pharmas profits

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Child deaths from vaccines in developing countries will be falsely recorded as not caused by the vaccine under a new W.H.O. watered down scheme for assessing “Adverse Events Following Immunisation” [AEFIs]. A child death from a vaccine will be recorded as ‘Not an AEFI’: Deaths in developing countries will count for less.

This new W.H.O. scheme comes at a time when third world child deaths associated with a newly introduced pentavalent vaccine could not previously be explained by W.H.O. as being by any cause other than the vaccine: ibid.

Many children are dying after administration of a new Pentavalent vaccine in Asia: eg. ‘Good’ 5-in-1 vaccine kills 5 times more kids than anything else.  In each case WHO ‘experts’ could not find any other explanation under the previous scheme so they were forced to call it “Adverse…

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Why we Love Essential Oils

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A great happy article on Essential oils.I have been a certified aromatherapist,reiki practicioner,herbalist and classical Homeopath and use EO almost daily….www.ginatyler.com
Many articles on EO via my blog…..

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We love surrounding ourselves with the very best for our health and essential oils are incredibly healing essences from the vast and potent world of plant medicine. Essential oils reach us on a very deep level and heal on an emotional, physical and mental level. They elicit feelings of well-being, like a giant aaahhhhhh. They support our body’s defense system and work synergistically by activating our body’s own healing response. All essential oils are antimicrobial and have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibiotic properties. When used in skincare they harmonize our microbiome, naturally balancing our system. The result is healthier, younger looking, radiant skin. Many products found on the market today are too harsh and disrupt the balance of our system resulting in common skin disorders, inflammation and abnormal cell growth.

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ASPARTAME (nutrasweet) Addiction

ASPARTAME (NUTRASWEET®) ADDICTION
H. J. Roberts, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P.


Staff, St. Mary's Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach;
Director, Palm Beach Institute for Medical Research
Address:  6708 Pamela Lane, West Palm Beach, FL  33405
more info here www.dorway.com 

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 The habitual consumption of "diet" products containing the chemical
aspartame not only risks aspartame disease but also clinical addiction.
Thirty-three (5.6 percent) of 540 aspartame reactors in the author's
recent series found it difficult or impossible to discontinue them
because of severe withdrawal effects.  They or their reporting relatives
(especially parents of afflicted children) specifically used the terms
"addict" and "addiction."  Others who used comparable terms were
excluded even though they experienced similar withdrawal symptoms. The
FDA and members of Congress have been repeatedly urged by me and
thousands of outraged aspartame reactors to declare aspartame products
an "imminent public health hazard," and remove them from the market. The
mounting evidence for their causation or aggravation of headache,
seizures, depression, many neurologic disorders (most notably multiple
sclerosis), visual difficulty, allergies, diabetic complications, and a
host of other conditions — coupled with the potential for addiction —
can be ignored no longer.

  "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by the right names."
Chinese Proverb....ASPARTAME=RAt poison!

  "I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp
of experience." Patrick Henry (Speech to the Virginia Convention, 1775)

 Over half the adult population currently consumes products containing
aspartame (NutraSweet®, Equal®).  A multibillion-dollar industry
aggressively promotes thousands of items containing this chemical
sweetener that consumers use in prodigious amounts to avoid sugar or
lose weight... even though the latter intent often proves a delusion.

 I have described many serious side effects and medical/public health
hazards attributable to aspartame products(1-4).  The neurologic,
psychologic, eye, endocrine, metabolic and pediatric ravages in my data
base of over 1,200 aspartame reactors, comprised of both patients and
correspondents, are impressive.  Additionally, it is my increasing
conviction that aspartame products can cause, aggravate or accelerate
migraine (5), seizures (6), multiple sclerosis (3), diabetes and its
complications (7), Alzheimer's disease (8,9), and even brain tumors
(10).  The clinical and scientific basis for these assertions have been
detailed previously.

 Unfortunately, another tragic problem has been neglected:  addiction to
aspartame products.  Persons consuming large amounts not only may suffer
aspartame disease, but also have difficulty stopping them because of
violent and prolonged withdrawal reactions... the hallmark of addiction.
Recovered alcoholic patients repeatedly stated that they felt worse
after avoiding aspartame than alcohol, and asserted that they had traded
one addiction for another.  My experience, coupled with more than 10,000
consumers who volunteered their complaints to the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) and manufacturers, reflects the magnitude of this
widespread unrecognized affliction.

 In view of the controversial nature and implications of this subject,
clarification of my status at the outset is relevant.  I practised many
years as a primary care internist and medical consultant prior to
encountering aspartame disease.  I continue to remain corporate neutral
— that is, no grants, monies or other inducements were received from
industry, government or other institutions.

DATA

 This report focuses on 33 persons (5.6 percent) among the most recent
540 aspartame reactors in my series.  The terms "addict" or "addiction"
were specifically used either by patients or reporting relatives and
friends — notwithstanding the absence of these words in my 9-page
Aspartame Reaction Questionnaire Survey (3).  Persons using other terms
implying addiction (e.g., "severe craving") were excluded
notwithstanding the suffering of withdrawal symptoms.

Subjects

 There were 22 females and 11 males.  Most were between 25 and 50 at the
time of consultation or correspondence.  Four children — ages 2-1/2, 3,
6, and 9-1/2 — were included (see Discussion).

The amounts of aspartame products consumed daily ranged up to six liters
or 12 cans of sodas, 20 or more tabletop packets, and considerable gum.
A number of persons gave the history of ingesting considerable iced tea
mixes containing aspartame, especially in hot weather, prior to the
onset of  clinical aspartame disease.

The manifestations of aspartame disease and the pathos of such addiction
appear in the case summaries.  The withdrawal symptoms (e.g., severe
irritability, tension, depression, tremors, nausea, sweating) usually
abated  promptly on resuming aspartame, along with an intense craving
for these products.  One woman noted:  "This was as bad as when I quit
smoking 13 years ago."  Examples of other pertinent clinical aspects are
briefly cited.

• As with other  addictions, denial and distortion were encountered.
The mother of two young children stated:  "I didn't want to believe
aspartame was the cause of my problems.  Even though anything with it
made me crave carbohydrates, I dismissed this as my imagination."

 • Several patients experienced severe withdrawal symptoms when they
traveled abroad and were unable to purchase aspartame sodas.  On the
possibility these features represented caffeine withdrawal, they tried
drinking more caffeine... but to no avail.

 • Some developed severe reactions when they also drank alcohol.  One
stated:  "My memory would just go completely."

REPRESENTATIVE HISTORIES

A. The anguished friend of an aspartame addict stated:  "She could
hardly walk.  She could hardly see.  She was already going to a
neurologist because they thought she had multiple sclerosis.  But she
told me not to talk about it even though her physician already told her
that aspartame was the problem, especially after he started researching
its role in brain tumors — because two persons in her family died from
brain tumors!  When told aspartame would kill her, she said:  ‘I'm
addicted to it and can't live without it.  If they try to take it off
the market, I'll get it on the black market!'"

B. The wife of an addicted aspartame reactor wrote:  "I've told my
husband over and over again, as have several physicians, that his
problems would probably go away if he got off aspartame.  But he says he
is addicted and can't."  Provoked by her continued purchase of aspartame
sodas, the daughter-in-law asked whether she would hand him a gun if he
said he wanted to commit suicide.  She responded:  "Please don't say
anything else.  It's hard enough to watch him lose his memory, fall, and
hardly be able to walk.  I just want to make him happy."

C. A mother stated:  "My children are no longer allowed to drink diet
sodas or anything else with aspartame in it.  Unfortunately, I am
addicted to it.  I will try and wean myself—but boy, oh boy, it's not
going to be easy!"

D. A previous alcoholic patient expressed concern that he had traded
alcoholism for aspartame addiction.  He observed in a letter:  "There
are MANY just like me.  You will rarely see a recovered alcoholic
without a drink in hand, day or night, whether it be coffee or soda...
usually DIET.  We can hardly keep sweeteners on hand at our meetings.
MANY of us suffer from tremendous mood bouts.  If aspartame has
contributed to the difficulties I have had with depression and mood
swings, I WANT TO KNOW!"

E. The wife of a man consuming up to six liters of diet cola daily
concluded:  "He is truly addicted and unable to help himself... When not
drinking it, he is like a new person, or at least the person I once
knew.  But when he then drinks it after abstaining for a week (as a
result of  incredible determination), I see depression, verbal
aggression, a sense of hopelessness, inability to sleep, poor
concentration, trouble with eyesight, chest problems, and weight gain."

F. A female correspondent with aspartame-related panic attacks and
palpitations wrote:  "I heard about this problem and will be taking the
abstinence test.  It will be hard because I am addicted to diet cola.
Something has to be done!  It seems to me that capitalism is getting in
the way of our lives."

G. A woman with an "addiction to diet cola" refused to admit the
"ridiculous amounts I have been using, even to my  husband.  I have the
symptom of always being thirsty from aspartame.  What do I do?"

H. A woman with aspartame disease was misdiagnosed as having multiple
sclerosis.  She stated:  "I am convinced that aspartame was at the root
of my problem.  It is hard to convey just how much of this stuff  I was
using.  I used at least one large box of aspartame a week... for myself!
After my husband heard on a radio broadcast that it was bad, he told me
not to use it, and refused to buy it for me any longer.  I then
literally bought it weekly, hid it in the kitchen, and used it when he
was out of the room.  And people still don't believe it is addictive???"

I. An addicted young man with longstanding symptoms he ascribed to
aspartame sodas wrote:  "I drank a lot of pop with aspartame when I was
a kid in the 1980s, and felt bad.  After reading a page on the net about
insomnia, being lightheaded, having ringing in the ears, and feeling
unreal ‘like I was on something,’ I stopped.  But it's hard to make
yourself stop.  It took about two months before I felt better.  I think
most people who drink diet pop get addicted to it... like me.  At first
you don't seem to like the taste; then you crave it."

J. A 28-year-old woman previously drank as much as two liters of an
aspartame cola daily.  She stated:  "I was ‘addicted’ to it, and
suffered terrible muscle spasms, vertigo, dizziness, nausea, depression,
slurred speech, etc.  I stumbled across an article about the dangers of
aspartame, and was absolutely horrified.  Within seven days after
stopping, most of these symptoms disappeared.  I have had no recurrences
to date."

K. A hospital pharmacist with considerable knowledge about addictive
substances and drug abuse wrote:   "I have been a chronic user of diet
drinks for years, and always joked that I was ‘addicted’ to aspartame.
Recently, I decided to stop them, but I can't do it no matter how hard I
try.  When I'm not drinking these drinks, the people I work with and my
family have all commented that I act as if I'm going through heroin
withdrawal.  I also experience many problems while drinking them, the
most profound of which is joint pain" (see 11).

L. The mother of an aspartame addict gave a poignant followup of her
daughter's case, which I described previously (1, p. 98), when her
addiction recurred.  She had been incapacitated with aspartame disease
as a 23-year-old student.  In her own words, "My epileptic-type
seizures, and drastic personality and intellectual changes were so
severe as to end my marriage, nearly ruin my academic standing, and
caused me to lose my job."  After stopping her excessive consumption of
aspartame sodas, she evidenced clinical normalization, and then bought a
beautiful home.  The mother described her subsequent relapse.

  "About eight months ago, unknown to me, she began drinking
  considerable diet soda.  I learned a few days ago that she started
  drinking alcohol, plans to leave her fiance, and bought a motorcycle
  — exactly as she had done 12 years previously when drinking diet
  soda.  Her aspartame addiction makes her totally irrational.  She
  crusaded against aspartame for 12 years, and is now drinking it.
  I don't know where to go for help, especially because most
  doctors I know think aspartame is just wonderful!"

M. A woman wrote:  "I am probably one of the many ‘aspartame addicts’
you have come in contact with.  I have had a terrible diet cola habit of
drinking at least a 12-pack/day for many years.  I would love to change
because I believe my particular ailments could be related to aspartame.
Where do I go from here?  Please help!!"

N. The brother of a "recovered aspartame addict" related the details of
his sibling's case to a neighbor who was beginning to drink excessive
amounts of diet sodas.  He stated:  "I am hoping that he doesn't face
severe withdrawal the way my brother did.  After 5 or 6 bad bouts of
withdrawal, he was finally able to kick the habit."

O. An aspartame reactor invited her neighbors to a block party aimed at
urging them to avoid aspartame which would not be on the premises.  A
"very addicted" woman with severe dermatitis and fatigue had tried to do
so previously at the urging of her daughter, but resumed diet cola in
two weeks.  She went to the block party with a can hidden under her
jacket... but was promptly spotted.  She confessed:  "I'm sorry, I just
can't break the addiction.  I can't get off of it!"

P. A 36-year-old computer programmer experienced many symptoms
attributable to aspartame disease after he began using "a line of
products containing aspartame."  He would ingest as much as three or
four quarts of an instant iced tea in several flavors on weekend
afternoons during the summer.  Nearly one month of abstinence was
required before his symptoms abated.

Q. A 47-year-old female sought consultation by the author for
increasingly severe problems over the previous 1-1/2 years, during which
time she consumed large amounts of aspartame.  She began the day by
drinking three cups of coffee to each of which an aspartame tabletop
sweetener was added.   She then ingested 10-12 glasses or cups of
aspartame-sweetened beverages, and ate considerable amounts of aspartame
puddings.

This patient gave a history of alcoholism and excessive amphetamine use
decades earlier.  (Amphetamines had been taken for extreme fatigue and
weight reduction.)  She joined Alcoholics Anonymous 20 years previously.
She was now happily married, and had taken only a single social drink in
five years.

Her main concern was increasing confusion and memory loss over the past
year -- especially because she prided herself on a "photographic
memory."  During this time, she also suffered severe headaches ("never a
problem before"), hearing difficulty ("as if my ears were covered"),
"lightheadedness with staggering," vertigo on lying down ("the room was
actually spinning"), attacks of severe nervousness and agitation,
intense hunger, a craving for sugar and sweets, intense muscle cramps,
pains in the legs and thighs, aching and stiffness of various joints,
marked intolerance to cold, and elevation of her blood pressure (noted
for the first time).  Dryness of the eyes became so bothersome that she
required one bottle of artificial tears a week.

Another distressing symptom was severe depression.  The patient
considered committing suicide on several occasions.  She had the good
fortune of belonging to a circle of caring friends who thwarted such an
action.

The family history was also pertinent.  Both parents had been
alcoholics.  Her mother was "a potential diabetic," and her nephew a
juvenile diabetic.

After learning of the possible cause or aggravation of similar problems
in other persons from aspartame, she promptly stopped all such products.
She emphasized, however, that the ensuing "withdrawal symptoms" were far
worse than those experienced after discontinuing alcohol or
amphetamines.  On a regimen of an appropriate diet, supportive measures
and continued aspartame avoidance, her symptoms improved.  She no longer
needed the artificial tears.  An entire subsequent visit was devoted to
discussing her lifelong "fear of fat" that had initiated the use of
aspartame products.

DISCUSSION

Addiction to aspartame products is as real as abuse of tobacco, alcohol
and drugs.  The foregoing experience of a single alerted physician
attests to this clinical phenomenon.  In effect, the United States has
been the innocent victim of regulatory shortcomings related to the
initial and continued approval of aspartame products.

To my knowledge, this is the first report that addresses aspartame
addiction.   I have challenged colleagues to cite comparable instances
of gross denial in contemporary medicine concerning widely used drugs or
chemicals classified "Generally Recognized As Safe" (GRAS).  (Aspartame
was developed initially as a drug to treat peptic ulcer.)  Moreover, I
have repeatedly asserted that aspartame should not have been approved
for human use in view of  the high incidence of brain and other tumors
found in animal studies, and the absence of long-term trials in humans
using "real world" products exposed to prolonged storage and heat.

The plight of aspartame addicts has been compounded by (a) footdragging
of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) despite its own data base (12,
13), (b) the brainwashing of health professionals (especially doctors
and dieticians) from constant reiteration by pro-industry advocates that
aspartame disease does not exist, and (c) the refusal of some
addictionologists even to consider this issue.  The thousands of
complaints volunteered to the FDA, along with my independent data on
over 1,200 aspartame reactors, indicate the gravity of such
disinformation.

Exclusion of Related Terminology

 This report clearly underestimates the prevalence of aspartame
addiction.  I purposely excluded aspartame reactors who continued to
consume large amounts despite debilitating symptoms because they used
expressions other than "addict" and "addiction."  Some examples:

 • Many aspartame reactors described their "unnatural craving" for
aspartame products.  It was not limited to diet sodas — e.g., a woman
with a severe "craving" for aspartame chewing gum, especially after
meals.  In fact, the habitual chewing of such gum poses a unique great
threat (see below).

Olive Leaf Extract-the Amazing tree of life

Olive leaf extract

photo by gt

By Hoffman Center Staff

the tree of life- Olives, the ripe fruit of the tree, yield healthy monounsaturated fats and phytochemicals that act as potent antioxidants. Research on the benefits of olive oil abounds in scientific literature. Yet, people are still not aware of the amazing healing powers of another component of the olive tree, the leaves.

The olive tree, botanically designated as Olea europaea, brings to us a promising herbal product known as olive leaf extract. The ancient Egyptians regarded olive leaf as a symbol of heavenly power, and in keeping with that belief, they extracted its oil and used it to mummify their kings. The healing powers of olive leaf were realized as early as the 1880s when it was utilized to counteract malaria. According to the 1854 Pharmaceutical Journal of Provincial Transactions (pp. 363-354), Hanbury stated that a “decoction of the leaves” of the olive tree had been found to be extremely effective in reducing fevers due to a severe and otherwise often-fatal disease that swept the island of Mytilene in 1843. The olive leaf extract was reported subsequently to be more effective in its fever-lowering properties than quinine. Hanbury recalled that similar observations had been made in France and Spain between 1811 and 1828. It appears that in the early 19th century, Spanish physicians sometimes prescribed olive leaves as a “febrifuge,” and often used them to treat cases of intermittent fever (2). Hanbury concluded that the properties of the tree Olea europaea deserved more extensive investigation.

In the early1900s scientists isolated a bitter compound called oleuropein from olive leaf that was thought to give the olive tree its disease resistance. In 1962 an Italian researcher recorded that oleuropein had the ability to lower blood pressure in animals. Other European researchers validated that claim and also found it to increase blood flow in the coronary arteries, relieve arrhythmia and prevent intestinal muscle spasms. In the years to come, a Dutch researcher identified that a primary ingredient in oleuropein inhibited the growth of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. This chemical was elenolic acid. Further European research determined this compound to have strong bactericidal, antiviral and antifungal capabilities. A safety study on calcium elenolate was tested with laboratory animals and published by the Upjohn pharmaceutical company in 1970. The study concluded that even in doses several hundred times higher than recommended, no toxic or other adverse side effects were discovered.

Health professionals first started using olive leaf extract in 1995 when it first became available. Although we do not have a long-term perspective as yet, initial results are very positive. We see a very promising and unique herb with multiple applications. It shows considerable therapeutic action against many common conditions. In short, it appears to be living up to its unique background and expectations.

From research and clinical experience to date, we can say that supplemental olive leaf may be beneficial in the treatment for conditions caused by, or associated with, a virus, retrovirus, bacterium or protozoan. Among those treatable conditions are: influenza, the common cold, candida infections, meningitis, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), encephalitis, herpes I and II, human herpes virus 6 and 7, shingles (Herpes zoster), HIV/ARC/AIDS, chronic fatigue, hepatitis B, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, malaria, dengue, severe diarrhea, and dental, ear, urinary tract and surgical infections.

Many people who live stressful lives or who may be particularly susceptible to colds and viruses may benefit from long-term use of olive leaf as a preventive agent. Some patients have expressed other unexpected benefits of olive leaf including improved psoriasis, normalization of heart beat irregularities, diminished cravings, and less pain from hemorrhoids, toothaches and chronically achy joints.

Research suggests that olive leaf may be a true antiviral compound because it appears to selectively block an entire virus-specific system in the infected host. It then appears to offer healing effects not addressed by pharmaceutical antibiotics. Olive leaf’s broad killing power includes an ability to interfere with critical amino acid production for viruses; an ability to contain viral infection and/or spread by inactivating viruses by preventing virus shredding, budding or assembly at the cell membrane; and the ability to directly penetrate infected cells and stop viral replication.

After exhaustive research, Dr. Hoffman is proud to announce his version of olive leaf extract. What makes this product so unique is the fact that it is standardized to contain a minimum of 20 percent oleuropein per capsule. The actual content can be as high as 23 percent. Remember, oleuropein is the active antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic component of olive leaf. Inferior products abound, partially due to confusion. For example, Dr. Hoffman’s own olive leaf extract contains 500 mg of olive leaf extract, standardized to 20 percent oleuropein per capsule and many people only focus on the 500 mg. Sure, I have found 500 mg capsules of olive leaf in health food stores, but the usual amount of oleuropein (the active component) is only 6 percent. The highest percent of oleuropein I have ever found in a bottle of olive leaf is 12 percent, and that costs $40 per bottle for 60 capsules. Additionally, many olive leaf extract supplements do not contain the listed amount of oleuropein. Dr. Hoffman specifically researched this fact and makes sure that his brand of olive leaf extract contains what is listed and functions exactly as he intends. Dr. Hoffman employs olive leaf extract for most bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal conditions. There are many unique uses for this medicinal herb. The key to the benefits of olive leaf extract is to find a product that contains enough of the active constituent to achieve the desired outcome.

References

Hanbury D. On the febrifuge properties of the olive (Olea europea, L.), Pharmaceutical Journal of Provincial Transactions, pp. 353-354, 1854.

Cruess WV, and Alsberg CL, The bitter glucoside of the olive. J Amer. Chem. Soc. 1934; 56:2115-7.

Veer WLC et al. A Compound isolated from Europea. Recueil,1957; 76:839-40.

Panizzi L et al. The constitution of oleuropein, a bitter glucoside of the olive with hypotensive action. Gazz. Chim. Ital; 1960; 90:1449-85.

Renis HE, In vitro antiviral activity of calcium elenolate, an antiviral agent. Antimicrob. AgentsChemother., 1970; 167-72.

Petkov V and Manolov P, Pharmacological analysis of the iridoid oleuopein. Drug Res., 1972; 22(9); 1476-86.

Zarzuelo A et al, Vasodilator effect of olive leaf, Planta Med., 1991; 57(5)417-9.

The evaluation of long-term effects of cinnamon bark and olive leaf on toxicity induced by streptozotocin administration to rats. J Pharm Pharmacol 1999 Nov;51(11):1305-12.
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homeopathic remedies and obstetrics

Almost any remedy might be called for in obstetrics and gynæcology but these are some that are frequently indicated.

     Arnica montana. During the later years of my obstetrical work, I gave Arnica 6X routinely to all of my obstetrical patients-following delivery, unless some other remedy was specifically indicated. It hastened recovery and relieved the soreness of the tissues. It also helped prevent any fever or other complications. The 6X potency was used instead of a higher one because in the modern hospitals of today, there are too many things used routinely that would interfere with a higher potency.

     Calendula. Calendula used externally is not really homœopathic, but I always kept a bottle of the tincture in the obstetrical department to be used on any sutures where there were lacerations.

     The obstetrical nurses were very careful to tell me when the bottle was getting empty, as they said that they had never seen anything relieve the soreness of lacerations as it did. Many doctors recommend diluting the Calendula, but I have found that it is more effective when used full strength, only applying it sparingly. It is also useful as a vaginal douche when diluted to one-fourth or fifth strength. I would not want to practice medicine without Calendula as it is practically the only antiseptic that we use loyally.

Dr William A. YINGLING (1851-1933)
Dr William A. Yingling

     Pulsatilla. One of the earliest complaints of the pregnant woman is morning sickness. It may vary from a condition which is merely disagreeable to one that is very serious. Choice of the remedy depends on the type of patient and the concomitant symptoms. Pulsatilla to for the timid, weepy peevish woman who is phlegmatic in temperament and slow in her reactions. Worse in the evening, cannot get to sleep at night. Chilly, yet aggravated by heat. Aggravated by rich food, by pork. No thirst. Pulsatilla is indicated in labor pains ceasing ; distressing ; spasmodic ; irregular ; too weak ; too strong ; too slow ; ineffectual. False pains and labor-like pains which make her walk about to obtain relief. Dr. W. A. Yingling, in his Accoucheur’s Emergency Manual, says that abnormal presentations may be righted if Pulsatilla is given before the membranes are ruptured or the presenting parts are finally engaged. Other remedies will do the same but Pulsatilla is probable more often indicated for such a condition. It is suitable for mild, fearful women, who are in an apparently healthy condition, yet the uterus seems almost inactive in the labor.

     Natrum Mur. The Natrum mur. patient is excitable, laughs immoderately at something not ludicrous, and then becomes sad and anxious. When consoled she become angry. Throbbing headache, pain as if the head would burst. Violent hiccoughs. Nausea is caused by bread, acids food, fats and the smell of tobacco. Worse in the morning, better from cold things. The nausea is accompanied by pyrosis and vomiting of thin watery fluid. Unquenchable thirst but craves salt. Natrum mur. may be indicated when labor pains are ineffectual.

     Ignatia. Ignatia has many of the symptoms of Natrum mur. but is characterized by hysteria, much sighing and sobbing. Nausea with weak sinking feeling in the stomach is relieved by eating or taking a deep breath. Craving for acids and indigestible things. Severe twitching and cramps, worse from pressure. The headache of Ignatia is usually a sharp, boring pain. Nervous spasms amounting almost to convulsions during labor. It is useful in nausea, arrested labor, after-pains and hæmorrhage where-indicated.

     Arsenicum album has nausea from sight or smell of food ; regurgitation of acrid matter, worse after eating or drinking. Craves small amounts of acid water often but loves warmth. Irritable, restless, anxious with fear of death. It is indicated in labor where there is a sense of exhaustion after every effort, however small.

     Nux vomica has pyrosis after acid or fatty foods and continual nausea, worse in the morning. Sleepless at night, irritable no appetite and constipated. Nux vom. may be indicated in metrorrhagia, false or inefficient labor pains and where after pains are too violent.

     Moschus has violent vomiting in the morning at the sight of food. Fainting, hysteria, violent rage. Feels cold, is better from warmth. There is aggravation from pressure, motion or cold. Sulphur is indicated in labor when the pains are too weak or cease and in cases of retained placenta, with hour-glass contractions. Symptoms are sudden and frequent flushes of heat all over the body, burning eructations, worse from warmth and at 11 A. M. There is great desire for sweets, aggravation from milk. Weakness at 11 A. M. and must eat, but eats little and drinks much.

     Cimicifuga racemosa is another remedy having a tonic effect on the uterus, preventing miscarriage. The patient is worse by touch, motion, cold air and better from rest. When abort pains are severe and tedious, Cimicifuga causes the pains to become rhythmic and softens the rigid os. It promotes normal involution and hastens recovery.

     It has nausea of pregnancy with severe frontal headaches with intense pain in the eyes, better from pressure. Dejection and incessant talking. It is used in the treatment of painful and irregular menstruation and in pregnancy where there is a tendency to abortion and given before term it renders labor easier, prevents after-pains.

     Aletris farinosa often gives relief in most obstinate vomiting of pregnancy and in weak persons with a tendency to abortion. There is weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, and nausea better from drinking coffee or eating dinner. It is also indicated in menorrhagia with profuse, very dark blood.

     Helonias, like the two preceding remedies, is a uterine remedy of great power, tonic in its effects on the prolapsed uterus and ligaments, valuable in threatened abortion and often in albuminuria of pregnancy, also. The breasts are sensitive and there ma, be severe backache, worse over the kidneys. Worse from motion cool air and better from warm air. When indicated it is helpful in amenorrhœa and dysmenorrhœa.

     Vipera torva is indicated many times in varicosities and phlebitis during pregnancy and the menopause. A striking modality is the sensation as if the legs would burst when hanging down. Also remember Hamamelis in knotty, swollen, painful varicose veins and ulcers.

     One could enumerate many more remedies valuable in obstetrics and gynæcology not mentioned here. In conclusion may I say that homœopathic prescribing prevents many complications in pregnancy, averts many malformations in the newborn and carries the patient through the menopause much comfortably than under any other form of treatment.

A. DWIGHT SMITH, M. D.,
GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA.

Source : Journal of American Institute of Homœopathy, March April 1967.

 remedies photo by GT


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