Friday, December 2, 2016



Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)
March 13th, 2016  |  28 Comments
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My family and I keep ducks and chickens.  Years ago, we had a fox problem; in particular, one who was cheekily thinning out our little band of fowl.
One day, I was at my desk meeting with a client and out of the corner of my eye, I saw what looked like a skirmish. When I stood up, I saw that a healthy red fox ( healthy due to its unwelcome consumption of our free-range chickens!) had one of our ducks in its mouth by the neck and was trotting off with her towards the pond.
They were no more than 10 feet away from me. Instinctively I yelled out, “Drop that duck!” The moment I uttered the words, it occurred to me it was a silly command because, what fox would do such a thing, simply because I demanded it?
To my surprise, the fox did it! He dropped the duck, ran off, and the duck was not the least bit harmed! She quacked away toward the rest of the flock, and carried on about her day.  
Until that moment, I had no idea I had so much command over a fox. I didn’t even know they spoke English!
All too often, we don’t recognize our own authority. It’s not until we flex our intrinsic inner power that we get a true picture of our inherent abilities.
It’s no different with our health. So many times I hear, “But the doctor told me to,” implying there was no other choice but to follow their authoritative directive. What you (like many) don’t understand is the decision is yours, not the doctor’s.
After all, it is your health, not someone else’s, and you must live the rest of your life with the long term side-effects of such an acquiescence. The good news is, with some effort, you can learn enough to avoid the clutches of today’s modern medicine.
Now back to that pesky fox….
Later that same day, my husband fetched the (un)lucky duck to examine her because if there was evidence the fox had penetrated her skin with his teeth, it would have been important to treat her.
We found a few small bite marks that could potentially cause infection, so I made a mixture of Ledum palastre 200 and with an eyedropper, gave her a few squirts. For the next week I did the same, once to twice daily.
The mixture I made was a dose of Ledum into about a half ounce of water, which I then allowed to dissolve. A simple dropper full was what I shot into her mouth.
This happened about 4 years ago and I’m happy to report, this (now) lucky duck is still with us today.
There are  2 points I want to make here:
1) Ledum palstre is one of the premier homeopathics for puncture wounds, which includes bites from an animal; any animal even tick bites (http://joettecalabrese.com/blog/protocol-lyme-disease-using-homeopathy/). It has a history of protecting from even the most virile diseases, such as tetanus and rabies.
2) Arnica montana and Hypericum perforatum are the 3 foremost medicines to prevent tetanus and infections from bites.
What’s most vital though is your overall health, and that of your family’s; it’s up to you to learn as much as you can about protecting it from synthetic drugs and other superfluous affronts.
Don’t let a ‘foxy’ industry persuade your better judgment simply because you’ve had prolonged exposure to their particular brand of drugs and lifestyle. 
Learn the alternatives to each conventional prescribed drug; there is always (and I mean ALWAYS) an alternative, and the homeopathic is often one that will correct the problem, rather than merely manage the symptoms.
Acknowledge it. Learn it. Apply it.
My goal is to turn 100,000 new families on to using Homeopathy by 2020. That’s 25,000 each year.
Join me in my effort to change the world. Turn your friends on to Homeopathy, and count on it as your medicine of choice.
Let’s make the world a synthetic drug-free zone. We’ll all be better for it!
Here are reference pages from the Clinical Chapter of  Homeopathic Clinical Repertory, Robin Murphy, N.D. indicating the use of Ledum, Arnica and Hypericum.

Should you be interested in the medical rationale for using them as preventives of tetanus, here is the tetanus rubric as well. 



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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. In order to be treated or diagnosed, Joette believes that the advice of a holistic physician is in order.

Nominee for Secretary of Health and human Services Tom PRice Supports Individual Health Automony

Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Supports Individual Autonomy
by TVR Staff
Published December 2, 2016 | Law, Federal Agencies


U.S. Representative Tom Price
U.S. Representative Tom Price has been nominated for the position of Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) by President-elect Donald Trump. The six-term Republican congressman from Georgia’s 6th District currently serves as Chairman of the House Budget Committee.1
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Rep. Price, 62, would lead a department that has an annual operating budget of more than $1 trillion and oversees a number of key health regulatory agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).2 3 4
Rep. Price is an orthopedic surgeon.1 5 He is a member of the GOP Doctors Caucus in the House—a group of physicians in the House that has aggressively opposed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.6  He is a strong proponent of individual autonomy, which includes the right of patients to make independent choices about their health care options, with minimal intervention by government. In an interview with ThinkProgress, Rep. Price said:
What government-run medicine does is forces other individuals besides themselves and their families making medical decisions. … [W]hat I support is allowing patients to make independent medical decisions.7 
Rep. Price is also a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), which supports informed consent to medical risk taking and opposes mandatory vaccination. The group has called for a moratorium on all government mandated vaccines.8 9 10  
AAPS Executive Director Jane Orient, MD, stated in a press release issued by the organization that,
“Our children face the possibility of death or serious long-term adverse effects from mandated vaccines that aren’t necessary or that have very limited benefits.10 
Dr. Orient added:
It’s obscene to threaten to seize a child just because his parents refuse medical treatment that is obviously unnecessary and perhaps even dangerous. AAPS believes that parents, with the advice of their doctors, should make decisions about their children’s medical care—not government bureaucrats.10

Rep. Price has said that, “when patients, and their families, and their doctors are not allowed to independently decide what care should be provided, we lose more than our healthcare system. We lose our morality and our freedom.”8

Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price...

Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price...: Rep. Tom Price has been nominated to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. #featured_mcat_law

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Best CBD oil dosage to Easily Alleviate 8 Health Conditions

Best CBD Oil Dosage To Easily Alleviate 8 Health Conditions
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The right amount of CBD can help change your life
A general CBD oil dosage works great for overall health. But for those who have serious ailments, the perfect dosage can offer the start to a new lease on your health.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a  plant compound found in hemp. Through various extraction methods, CBD is sourced from hemp plants and stalks to create an oil that offers tremendous health benefits. Once consumed CBD acts on the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote homeostasis.
Consistently taking the base recommended dosage of CBD (we suggest 4 drops, three times day with our Superior CBD, for a total of 1 ml) offers overall well-being to balance the nervous system, promote mental clarity, support healthy inflammation response, and provide advanced antioxidant support. For those with specific health ailments, an increased CBD oil dosage is required to provide relief.
According to CannLabs, the nation’s top full-service testing lab for cannabis products, there is no established lethal CBD dose. The fact is, it’s impossible to overdose on CBD. The National Cancer Institute states, “Because cannabinoid receptors, unlike opioid receptors, are not located in the brain stem areas controlling respiration, lethal overdoses from Cannabis and cannabinoids do not occur.”
We’ve teamed up with formulator Elizabeth Moriarty and have chosen eight ailments CBD offers relief for. With her extensive knowledge and background on hemp and its various compounds, we’ve provided the optimal CBD oil dosage needed to regain control of your health.

1. Increase Appetite In Cancer Patients
With cancer rates on the rise, so are the risks of chemotherapy. For patients who use chemo “therapy” as a means to combat cancer, a lost of appetite is a common side effect. This comes from chemo damaging cells and DNA, causing, nausea, and leading to excessive vomiting. All of these side effects usually lead to low energy and most importantly they can cause the ECS to reduce appetite. CBD promotes appetite and gives cancer patients a desire to indulge in food, promoting proper nourishment and increasing the patient’s aresenal to combat illness.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: 2.5 mg of THC by mouth with or without 1 mg of CBD daily for six weeks
2. Alleviate Chronic Pain
More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain; all onset for different reasons. Pain can manifest in joints, muscles, organs, body cavities, bones, and ligaments; at times triggered by diseases such as Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia.
Chronic diseases can be crippling and the associated pain can leave patients incapacitated and unable to function when flare-ups occur. Research shows that CBD can support healthy joint, muscle, and organ function and bring relief from pain. By acting on the ECS, CBD impacts nociceptive pathways to significantly reduce inflammation — a leading cause of disease and chronic pain — and inhibit pain.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Sublingual ingestion of 2.5-20 mg CBD for an average of 25 days. Benefits are cumulative
3. Offer Relief In Epilepsy
In 2015, a study in American Academy of Neurology provided the lab results of 137 seizure sufferers who used the FDA approved drug Epidiolex — a pharmaceutical oil-based extract of CBD. Ages ranged from two to 26 and provided the following results:
  • Seizures decreased by an average of 54 percent in 137 people who completed 12 weeks on Epidiolex.
  • Patients who had Dravet Syndrome (DS) responded more positively with a 63 percent decrease in seizures over 3 months.
  • In 27 patients with atonic seizures (which are commonly seen in people with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) as well as other types of epilepsy), the atonic seizures decreased by 66.7 percent on average.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Sublingual ingestion of 200-300 mg of CBD daily for up to 4 1/2 months
4. Treat Movement Problems Associated With Huntington’s Disease
Huntington’s disease is an inherited central nervous system disorder that causes a degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. Poor coordination, limited function abilities, and jerky, random, and uncontrollable movements are common manifestations.
Through acting on CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD slows the progression of neurodegeneration in Huntington’s disease. This is accomplished by limiting toxicity in microglial cells and suppressing inflammation to promote therapeutic relief in joints and muscles. This alleviates hyper-kinetic symptoms and works as a neuroprotector in degenerative diseases like Huntington’s disease.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Sublingual ingestion of 10 mg of CBD per lb of weight, daily for six weeks
5. Regulate Sleep Disorders
Americans average 6.9 hours a sleep every night. Combine that with an inability to nap during the day time due to work, long commutes, constant blue lights from when we wake until we fall asleep with our phones in our hands, and we’re leaning towards a health disaster. Sleep disorders range from insomnia — 70 million sufferers in the US alone, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and delayed sleep phase syndrome.
Research shows CBD to be effective in treating sleep related issues. A 2015 study showed CBD’s ability to reduce nightmares in military personnel suffering from PTSD. CBD’s ability to act on the ECS may allow it to work with the body’s internal clock also. One study showed that CBD consumed with the lights on increased alertness — well needed to to fight symptoms of sleep deprivation. Another study in 2013 showed that CBD was able to increase total sleep time in adult male rats during the night time.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Sublingual ingestion of 40-160 mg of CBD daily
6. Minimize Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
Multiple Sclerosis is a neurodegenerative autoimmune disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve.This leads to including vision loss, chronic pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination.
Compounds like non-psychoactive CBD deactivate the immune system, halting the violent assault on the central nervous system. When the immune system is calmed down, it no longer attacks your central nervous system.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Cannabis plant extracts containing 2.5-120 mg of a THC-CBD combination by mouth daily for 2-15 weeks. An oral spray might contain 2.7 mg of THC and 2.5 mg of CBD at doses of 2.5-120 mg for up to eight weeks. Patients typically use eight sprays within any three hours, with a maximum of 48 sprays in any 24-hour period.
7. Help Manage Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that inhibits clear thinking, communication, and the expression of emotion. Research suggests CBD offers anti-psychotic effects because it activates the CB2 receptors of the ECS. This helps modulate the body’s immune system, reducing and significantly lowering psychotic symptoms.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Sublingual ingestion of 40-1,280 mg CBD daily, for up to four weeks

8. Provide Relief In Glaucoma
Glaucoma occurs when fluid builds up in the front of the eye, increasing eye pressure and damaging the optic nerve. Over three million Americans have glaucoma, with only 50 percent aware of their condition.
A 2003 study suggests the neuroprotection CBD provides decreases the intensity of peroxynitrite — an ion that can damage molecules in cells, including DNA, and proteins and an agent that causes glaucoma.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Sublingual ingestion of a single dose of 20-40 mg under the tongue. Doses greater than 40 mg may actually increase eye pressure.
Optimizing Your CBD Oil Dosage
Consumers should read product inserts carefully to ensure they are taking the right amount of CBD, and talk to the prescribing physician about any questions or concerns.

*The FDA has not evaluated the validity or truthfulness of these claims; therefore, we encourage you to review published researches relating to the benefits and properties of CBD hemp oils and other CBD products.

Pain From Spasms leg cramps, hiccups, eye-twitching, menstrual cramps. neuralgias and pains of unknown origin Homeopathy

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)
March 16th, 2014  |  47 Comments
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For problems with leg cramps, hiccups, eye twitching, menstrual cramps, neuralgias and pains of unknown origin, Magnesia Phosphorica 6X can offer fast and lasting relief.
This cell salt is one of the finest analgesics I know. When pain is comforted by applied heat or warmth with pressure, Mag phos can bring relief in very short order.
Put 4 pills of Mag phos 6x in a cup of hot water, allow it to dissolve, stir once and sip it every 30 seconds or so as long as the liquid remains hot. For this remedy, the heat helps to activate and support its action. I like to call this remedy “Mug phos.”
The rapidity with which it resolves pain can be amazing. Menstrual pain, leg cramps and nearly any spasm of pain can be potentially relieved by this gem of a remedy. Because it has antispasmodic capabilities, Mag phos can also relieve hiccups, coughing fits, asthmatic episodes and stomach aches.
Mag phos 6x is the quintessential cell salt for women and children. Think of this remedy for monthly menstrual cramps, leg cramps or Charlie horses. The pain of childbirth can be lessened with several doses of this powerful little cell salt. Of course, the uterus needs to contract during childbirth, but the pain needn’t be as painful or as lengthy. During pregnancy, there is a great need for magnesium, so it’s only natural that there are many applications for Mag phos during this time.
I recall a memorable situation many years ago, while I was taking a class with more than 300 homeopathic students. A fellow student who had traveled from Iran and didn’t speak fluent English suddenly slumped over her desk in desperate pain. The pain so gripped her that she hadn’t the strength to move.
I was only a relative newcomer to the field of homeopathy, but my friend next to me was rather seasoned in the use of cell salts. He very unceremoniously left the room and returned with a cup of hot water, then reached into his briefcase

and placed four pills of Mag phos 6x in the cup. He stirred it once and poured a little into the young woman’s mouth. This was all done without the teacher even noticing. My friend then whispered a few words to her and gently patted her back.
When he returned to his seat next to mine, he spoke in a confident and hushed voice, “She’ll be fine in a few minutes.” Sure enough, within minutes, she lifted her head. Her tear-stained face was in complete contrast to her full smile of relief. She stood up and gave my friend a hug.
This was my first introduction to the power of not only Mag phos but to the world of cell salts. It may not always act in such a quick manner, but if it is the correct remedy, it will pack a powerful punch that is downright memorable.
Was this nerve pain? Was it a muscle spasm? What was it? If this woman had gone the conventional medical route, she might have been subjected to invasive tests, and the answer would have been an analgesic of major proportions. It would likely have only returned in days, months or weeks, only to be suppressed each time with questionable drugs.
Instead, homeopathy got to the bottom of the problem and uprooted it. This event occurred more than 26 years ago, yet I will always remember the calm of my homeopathy friend and the joy on the face of the young Iranian student. This is the way medicine should work.
This is homeopathy, my friends.
Keep the good word by passing this on to friends.
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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. In order to be treated or diagnosed, Joette believes that the advice of a holistic physician is in order.

Low glutathiome levels increase risk of disease

Low glutathione levels increase risk of disease
Posted by: Lori Alton, staff writer in Nutrition News December 1, 2016 0 Comments




(NaturalHealth365) Currently 80,000 toxic chemicals and heavy metals lurk in our water, air and food supply – including, electromagnetic pollution which bombards us on all sides.  In addition to these toxic exposures, most people suffer from nutritional deficiencies, like low levels of glutathione – which increase the risk of chronic disease.
Generally speaking, our body is designed to produce disease-fighting substances like glutathione to protect us from harm.  Unfortunately, many people suffer from dangerously low levels of health-protective nutrients – which should NOT be ignored.
What is glutathione and what does it do for us?
Glutathione, a nutrient vital to health, is a mixture of three amino acids: glycine, glutamine, and cysteine. It exists in every cell – with particularly large amounts in the liver – and is endogenous, meaning it is created naturally within the body.
Glutathione is the body’s most important antioxidant, protecting cells from damage, amplifying the immune system and assisting with DNA repair. It also helps shift metabolism from fat production to muscle growth.
How does glutathione work to support health and thwart disease?
Probably glutathione’s most important function is the role it plays in binding to, and neutralizing, dangerous free radicals — which otherwise can create the oxidative stress that destroys tissue and sets the stage for disease.
The body handles free radicals by recycling them. Like a master juggler, it passes them down a protective chain that extends from vitamin C to vitamin E to lipoic acid to glutathione – which then carries them into the bile and the stool.
At optimal health, the system efficiently recycles and re-uses glutathione. But when high levels of toxicity exist, this precious antioxidant isn’t properly recycled – and problems begin.
High glutathione levels are vital in preventing serious disease
Unfortunately, a rogue’s gallery of culprits is waiting to rob you of your supply of glutathione. Common threats to glutathione levels include environmental toxins and pollution, pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications, poor diet, trauma, infection and stress.
Keep in mind, glutathione naturally declines with age – in some cases falling so low that the body is left with only about half the glutathione it needs to maintain health.
So, it’s not surprising that depleted glutathione levels set the body up for a cascade of damaging conditions. Without sufficient glutathione to fight free radicals, you are at risk for cell destruction from oxidative stress, heart problems, infections and cancer – to name just a few.
How a nutrient deficiency can trigger a heart attack
In a study of 636 patients with suspected coronary artery disease published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that those with low glutathione levels were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those with healthy levels of the antioxidant.
Dr. Mark Hyman, the Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, notes that virtually all patients with chronic degenerative disease – whether it be cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or arthritis – have glutathione deficiencies.
To be clear: low levels of glutathione are virtually universal among patients with chronic serious disease – a disturbing link, and one which points to the necessity of producing enough of this indispensable antioxidant.
Low glutathione levels in the brain increase the risk of dementia
A recent study of brain chemicals in Alzheimer’s patients confirmed they had greatly reduced glutathione levels in the hippocampus, the section of the brain responsible for learning and memory – and one of the first regions affected by the disease.
The frontal cortices, typically affected later in the development of Alzheimer’s, also showed drops in glutathione as the disease progressed. However, the decreases weren’t yet seen in the cortices of patients with only the mild cognitive impairment that precedes Alzheimer’s.
This intriguing research demonstrated that glutathione levels can reflect and even foreshadow the development of the disease, serving as a valuable biomarker and predictor.
How do I raise natural stores of glutathione?
Although you should ideally obtain about 250 milligrams a day of glutathione from diet, most people consume closer to 35 milligrams – a dismally low amount, and insufficient for optimal health.
Natural health experts advise against visiting a health food store for “glutathione in a bottle,” warning that most brands are poorly absorbed by the body in this low-quality form and would provide little benefit.
A better strategy is to eat natural, organic foods that contain glutathione – or the amino acids your body needs to make it.  Foods rich in glutathione include melons, grapefruit and peaches. Glutathione is also found in leafy greens such as spinach.
Cruciferous vegetables – such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and kale – and members of the allium family – including garlic, onions, leeks and chives – are rich sources of sulfur-containing compounds, important in the production of cysteine.
Another great food to boost cysteine production is a high-quality whey protein, made from denatured proteins from non-pasteurized and non-industrially-processed milk. The NaturalHealth365 Store offers the finest quality goat whey protein on the market.
And don’t forget to eat foods rich in antioxidant vitamin C – such as citrus fruits, red bell peppers and strawberries. These can assist in the recycling of glutathione in the body.
Get a glutathione-boosting assist from high quality supplements
Supplements can help your body produce and optimize more glutathione.
N-acetyl-cysteine, or NAC, is a glutathione precursor supplement. Derived from cysteine, NAC combats allergies, cognitive and memory deficits, and Parkinson’s disease. In a study published in European Journal of Clinical Investigation in 2000, researchers found that NAC significantly replenished stores of glutathione in patients with HIV.
Alpha-lipoic acid, another powerful endogenous antioxidant, increases glutathione production in the body, as does the sleep hormone melatonin – which stimulates production of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase.
Other supplements that can help increase glutathione are milk thistle and the mineral selenium.
Vitamins that don’t actively contribute to making glutathione — but help optimize and recycle it in the body – include the antioxidant vitamins C and E, folic acid, vitamin B-12 and vitamin B-6.
As always, discuss supplementation with a trusted naturopathic doctor, who can help tailor a regimen that is right for you.
Editor’s note: The NaturalHealth365 Store offers the finest quality, liposomal glutathione on the market – which has demonstrated over 100 times more efficiency for intracellular delivery than IV-based glutathione. Click here to order today.
References:
http://www.drwhitaker.com/reap-the-benefits-of-glutathione
http://www.naturalhealth365.com/glutathione-antioxidant-1197.html

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa030535