Hand sanitizers are, in principle, a good idea. But the ingredients in most commercially available ones contain a toxic soup of chemicals, fragrances, dyes and preservatives. Why put harmful, immune lowering chemicals on your skin – the very same skin which so readily absorbs toxins into your blood stream?Details
it may be concluded that homeopathy medicine may be used safely for long-term management of canine demodicosis.Details
Psorinum 6× triggered apoptosis in A549 cells via both up- and down-regulations of relevant signal proteins, including p53, caspase-3, Bax and Bcl-2.Details
Living in a multicultural household, our children are learning customs, traditions, language and foodstuffs from my Greek heritage and as well as Manfred’s Swabian heritage. I’m starting to think that sometimes, for children, learning these additional customs and traditions – in addition to our American lifestyle – gets a bit, er, mundane.
On New year’s Day, my Greek relatives make a “Vasilópita**” (pronounced something like: va-see-lo-pee-ta), or a New Year’s Cake in honor of St. Basil’s name day. In Greece, in lieu of a St. Nick or Santa Claus figure, Greek children believe St. Basil comes and gives them presents on January 1st. (read more about St. Basil)
Admittedly, I had not kept up this tradition with our family, which by now has 5 children to pass traditions on to. But for 2015, I decided it would be a good learning tool for the children, and satisfy my sweet tooth at the same time! So I ventured into making my first Vasilópita (download the recipe below).
But alas, I digress from the point of my story… At snack time, our then 6 yr old son Manny, asked for “a piece of that cake” for his snack. “And what do you call that cake,” I queried? “That ‘New Year’s Cake,’” he quickly replied. “Yes, it is a New Year’s cake, but what is the Greek name for it?” He couldn’t answer me. So I quickly gave a pronunciation lesson to he and Gerd, our then 2 ½ year old son.Details
I would like to share with you one of my most recent experiences where homeopathy played a major role in my horse’s health and life.
I have a 30+ year old quarter horse gelding named Dino. Because of the heavy snows and frigid cold, I was prompted to feed additional hay.
In that the horses, can’t get around as much in these weather conditions. They tend to stand in one place, eat their fill and perhaps neglect drinking the water required under these conditions.
Senior horses, like our senior humans, have a tendency to have less than efficient digestive systems and teeth that might not be as functional. This entire combination added up to a horse that was “impacted.” Food going in , but not coming out.
For 2 days Dino didn’t defecate. This could be catastrophic for a horse.Details
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“I have used a number of homeopaths both in the USA and in Asia over the past 20+ years. Most of my experiences were disappointing, either because the homeopathic practitioners focused on short-term symptomatic relief and/or seemed to lack the skill to successfully treat chronic conditions through constitutional remedies. The end result was that our…Details
by Dr Peter Kay(more info)
listed in DNA gene expression, originally published in issue 168 – March 2010
For over two hundred years, homeopathic practitioners have used highly diluted substances to bring relief to millions of sufferers. Because homeopathic remedies include active substances that are far too dilute to have any pharmacological effect, the validity of homeopathic practice has often been questioned. Homeopathy has also been rejected by many on the grounds that mechanistic investigations into homeopathic remediation are limited and lack scientific credibility. The results of recent molecular genetic studies are now beginning to shed light on future approaches to understanding how highly diluted substances may promote their beneficial effects.
Over the years, various mechanisms, including the idea that water has the capacity to memorize molecular ‘energetic signatures’, have been put forward to explain how homeopathy works. All of them may be relevant and need not be mutually exclusive. There is however, very little supportive evidence for each of these different proposed mechanisms.
In a recent issue (Issue 164) of Positive Health PH Online, I promoted the view that homeopathic remediation must be able to relieve suffering by selectively targeting beneficial regions of the genome or genetic blueprint. Why, because physiological and psychological changes (unless trauma induced) are directed by activation or deactivation of specific genes (parts of DNA, the genetic blueprint) that synthesize the proteins and hormones that are needed to bring about those changes.
In contrast to some of the proposed mechanisms outlined above, exciting evidence is now emerging that supports the idea that homeopathic remediation does have the capacity to interact in a favourable way with the genetic blueprint. Moreover, the results of recent scientific experimentation suggest that different remedies may interact with the genetic blueprint in quite different ways, and that personal responses may vary in accord with the subject’s unique genetic makeup.
Homeopathic Gene Expression
Using highly sophisticated molecular biological techniques, Dr Sunili and colleagues  have proven in the laboratory that highly diluted and dynamized (potentized) substances can, in fact, activate beneficial genes such as p53.
The p53 gene plays a critical role in defence against cancer (for a recent review see Ref. 3). It controls cancer cell growth and initiates a self-destruct program in cancerous cells. That is why subjects with a defective p53 gene are far more susceptible to development of cancer.
Dr Sunili and co-workers investigated whether highly diluted plant extracts and a tumour extract could interact with the genetic blueprint and activate p53 directly. Results of their work showed that highly diluted herbal extracts are indeed able to induce cancer derived cell lines to self destruct and make them grow more slowly. More importantly, they confirmed that the homeopathic tumour extract carcinosinum, when highly diluted, was able to induce expression of the anti-cancer gene p53 and cause self destruction of various tumour derived cells.
The same scientists also found that different homeopathic plant extracts had optimum anti-cancer cell properties at different dilutions, some of them exerting their anti-cancer cell properties more effectively the more diluted they became. For example, an extract from Conium maculatum caused different types of cancer derived cell lines to self destruct optimally when it was highly diluted. By contrast, an extract from Lycopodium clavatum only caused cancer cells to self destruct at much lower dilutions. The latter finding is not in keeping with the general view that the potency of homeopathic remedies increases the more dilute they become.
Dr Sunili and colleagues also showed that homeopathic plant extracts react differently to different cancer cells. For example, the extract from Conium maculatum was able to induce the death of cells originating from three different types of cancer. By contrast, homeopathic extracts from Ruta graveolens and Chelidonium majus were able to induce self destruction of cells originating from only one of three different cancer derived cell lines tested. These observations raise the possibility that the way in which homeopathic remedies interact with the genetic blueprint may depend on the recipient’s own unique genetic makeup, just as many modern day drugs do.
As herbal extracts used in homeopathic practice contain a wide range of solubilized substances, it would be helpful to determine which of the extract’s many molecular constituents are actively involved in the genomic targeting process and at what concentrations they are most effective. Results of such studies may help the practitioner to select more appropriate and case specific homeopathic remedies, perhaps taking into account the recipients unique genetic profile.
Dr Sunili and colleagues  also showed that the ability of highly diluted plant extracts to interact with the genome is dependent on them being subjected to potentization or dynamization. Potentization involves a shaking process that is thought to alter the structure or arrangement of associated solvent molecules. It is not yet known, however, how each of the different constituent molecules in potentized herbal extracts and other homeopathic remedies target specific beneficial regions of the genome. As indicated above, it may well turn out that there are multiple underlying mechanisms that underpin homeopathic remediation, perhaps dependent on the structure of the highly diluted molecules included in different homeopathic remedies.
Recent remarkable discoveries have shed some light on a mechanism that may underpin an exciting new form of homeopathic remediation that has the potential to target any one of the thousands of human genes that have now been found.
How Many Genes are There?
The human genetic blueprint comprises just over three billion building blocks or nucleotides, the constituent molecules of DNA. There are basically four different types of nucleotide, referred to as G, C, T and A. Each of the four different nucleotides can be thought of as representing a four letter alphabet. The sequence of these four nucleotide ‘letters’ determines the properties of the genetic blueprint and in particular the precise properties of each gene.
Each cell in the body (except red blood cells) contains two complete sets of the genetic blueprint, one from each parent. It is now thought that the three billion or so nucleotides contain around 25,000 genes. Each gene has its own unique sequence of nucleotides. Most genes produce one or more protein molecules that guide our development from conception to death. Even though it is not yet known how they all work yet, some of them that play a critical role in immunity and protection against infection have been well characterised. Other genes that play an important role in maintaining good mind/body health, slowing down the ageing process and protecting against diseases such as cancer have also recently been identified. So how can these beneficial genes be targeted by homeopathic remediation?
Targeting of beneficial genes using highly diluted DNA molecules with specific nucleotide sequences was established in homeopathic practice a few years ago by Dr Bernard Marichal. Dr Marichal refers to the use of his highly diluted DNA molecules of specific sequences (called SNA, specific nucleic acids) as New Homeopathy. He has used highly diluted DNA molecules to target immune response genes to prevent and fight infection with great success. So, how could highly diluted DNA molecules target beneficial health promoting through their sequences?
Two remarkable new properties of DNA have recently been discovered. They provide clues to a mechanism that may underpin Dr Marichal’s New Homeopathy.
Novel DNA Properties
Firstly, a little over a year ago, Prof. Kornyshev and his colleagues discovered that specific nucleic acids or DNA molecules are able to communicate with each other through sequence identity. It appears that DNA molecules have some way of emitting signals that can be recognized by other DNA molecules with the same sequence. Signal recognition triggers mobilization and interaction between communicating DNA molecules. This newly discovered sequence-specific DNA molecule signal recognition system can be thought of in the same way that sequences of numbers can be used to communicate with a particular individual via the telephone system. Is anything known about a possible DNA molecular interactive signalling system?
Yes, there is. Prof. Montagnier and colleagues have recently discovered another remarkable novel property of DNA  which may explain how Dr Marichal’s specific nucleic acids or other highly diluted DNA molecules target and interact with beneficial genes.
DNA Electromagnetic Radiation
Prof. Montagnier and his fellow scientists have proven for the first time that DNA molecules have the capacity to emit electromagnetic signals. Their experimentation suggests that the quality of the electromagnetic signals emitted depends on, and is unique to, the sequence of DNA. This finding could very well explain how Dr Marichal’s New Homeopathic remedies target genes that are specifically involved in immunity, especially in view of the fact that the electromagnetic signals emitted from DNA are capable of travelling considerable distances. More importantly, emission of the electromagnetic signals can be induced when DNA molecules have been stimulated mechanically, or by exposure to the natural electromagnetic background, and DNA molecules that are already emitting electromagnetic signals. These findings may explain why potentization is a necessary part of the preparation of homeopathic remedies, particularly those that use nucleic acids or DNA as the active ingredient.
As stated above, many have challenged the validity of homeopathic remediation because active ingredients used within them are so highly diluted that they would be unable to have any pharmacological or drug-like influence. That is true. However, Prof. Montagnier’s exciting work showed that optimum DNA electromagnetic stimulation and signal emission is restricted to a fairly narrow dilution range approximately equivalent to homeopathic 5C or 6C (10-10 or 10-12).
Taking together, the results of work by Dr Sunili, Prof. Montagnier and colleagues, it appears that homeopathic remedies may interact with the genome in quite different ways because many of them, such as the herbal extracts examined in Ref. 2 work optimally at dilutions well in excess of those at which DNA is able to emit and receive electromagnetic signals. So, how does highly diluted DNA emit electromagnetic signals?
Evidence thus far suggests that electromagnetic signals may be received and transmitted by ‘nanostructures’  that have not yet been fully characterized. However it is thought that they may reflect soluble complexes that are formed between double stranded DNA and water molecules at fairly precise molecular ratios.
Because of the unique structure of DNA molecules, it is unlikely that substances other than DNA are able to form similar nanostructures and emit the same type of DNA targeting electromagnetic signals, once again supporting the view that other homeopathic substances, such as those investigated by Dr Sunili and colleagues, target the genome by some other mechanism yet to be discovered.
As indicated above, recent scientific discoveries provide a possible explanation for the success of Dr Marichal’s New Homeopathic remedies in which he uses highly diluted DNA molecules with defined sequences to target beneficial regions of the genome. Now that highly diluted DNA molecules have been shown to target beneficial regions of the genome, in Australia, the author has used exactly the same approach to target specific regions of the genome that have been found to promote and maintain various forms of super-health (natural hybrid vigour) and afford disease resistance so that everyone has the opportunity to live a longer, healthier happier life. It is referred to as the Homeovitality system, because it is designed to promote optimum health rather than alleviate disease.
One example of the Homeovitality range is HoV-KLO. HoV-KLO contains highly diluted DNA molecules that have been formulated to target the KL gene.
KL is one of the most important health promoting genes ever discovered. It has been shown to enable people to live longer healthier lives through a form of hybrid vigour It also helps to reduce blood pressure and protect against heart disease.
It is also referred to as ‘the anti-aging’ gene because reduced levels of KL are associated with accelerated aging.[9, 10]
KL also helps to keep the kidneys healthy and protects against the development of rheumatoid arthritis. Early findings suggest that KL may even slow down progression of breast cancer.
Scientists have discovered that there is a gradual decline in KL activity as we get older. As well as accelerating the ageing process, the decline in KL activity leads to impaired immunity. As a consequence, everyone’s health would benefit by doing everything possible to counteract the inevitable age related decline in KL activity. HoV-KLO has been developed to do just that. For information on other Homeovitality products see www.homeovitality.com
Future Homeopathic Possibilities
Finally, in view of some of the remarkable new findings highlighted above, particularly with respect to some of the newly discovered properties of highly diluted DNA, many new and exciting possibilities lie ahead for the practices of Homeopathy, New Homeopathy and Homeovitality.
Future work may focus on unravelling each of the different ways that highly diluted substances can interact with the genome so that more effective and specific homeopathic treatments can be developed. It will also be of great interest to determine whether any of the alternative mechanisms that underpin the benefits of high dilution technology require collaboration with the psychobiological gene expression system.
Some of these recent findings also raise the possibility that beneficial properties of homeopathic substances may be able to be pre-determined more effectively in the laboratory.
2. Sunila ES et al. Dynamized preparations in cell culture. Evidence-Based Comp. Alt. Med. 6:257-263. 2009.
3. Zuckerman Vet al. Tumour suppression by p53: the importance of apoptosis and cellular senescence. J. Pathol. 219:3-15. 2009.
5. Baldwin G S et al., DNA double helices recognize mutual sequence homology in a protein free environment. J. Phys .Chem. B. 112: 1060-1068. 2008.
6. Montagnier L et al. Electromagnetic signals are produced by aqueous nanostructures derived from bacterial DNA sequences. Interdiscip. Sci. Comput. Life Sci. DOI: 10.1007/s12539-009-0036-7. 2009.
7. Matsumura Y et al. Identification of the human klotho gene and its two transcripts encoding membrane and secreted klotho protein. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 242:626-630. 1998.
8. Arking DE et al. Association between a functional variant of the KLOTHO gene and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, blood pressure, stroke, and longevity. Circ. Res. 96: 412-418. 2005.
9. Kuro-o M et al., Mutation of the mouse klotho gene leads to a syndrome resembling ageing. Nature 390:45-51 1997.
10. Rosenblatt KP and Kuro-O M. Klotho, an aging suppressor gene. Horm. Res. 67:191-203. 2007.
11. Witkowski JM et al. Klotho- a common link in physiological and rheumatoid arthritis-related aging of human CD4+ lymphocytes. J. Immunol. 178:771-777. 2007.
12. Wolf I et al. Klotho: a tumour suppressor and a modulator of the IGF-1 and FGF pathways in human breast cancer. Oncogene. 27:7094-7105. 2008.
13. Rossi E. The psychobiology of gene expression. WW Norton & Company, New York. ISBN 0-393-70343-6. 2002.
Increased risk of developmental neurologic impairment after high exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccine in first month of life. Division of Epidemiology and Surveillance, Vaccine Safety and Development Branch, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1999. Thomas M. Verstraeten, R. Davies, D. Gu, F DeStefano Background: Concern has risen on the presence of…Details
“For a decade now, we have been utilizing the services of Dr. Mueller for homeopathic treatment for our autistic son, and for treatment of our own long term health conditions. We are pleased to report that during this time, our son has progressed from ear-piercing screams, aimless wandering on his tip-toes, and an utter inability to sit down or pay attention – into a very happy, calm and sociable young man who is making steady strides in learning, can work independently on many tasks, and pay attention for 2-3 hours at a time in homeschool.
It grieves us to see that many of his peers are on multiple prescription medicines, have experienced weight gain, have nervous ticks, have dietary obsessions and deficiencies, and they have the early signs of liver toxicity.Details
Public Health Officials Know: Recently Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease Press Release Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:41 PM ETGlobe Newswire Washington, D.C., March 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Physicians and public health officials know that recently vaccinated individuals can spread disease and that contact with the immunocompromised can be especially dangerous. For example, the Johns…Details
I was diagnosed with a carcinoma of the parotid gland in December, 2013.
I submitted myself to surgery for removal of the gland and 37 radiation treatments in early 2014.Details
Sweat stinks! But it is an essential part of the body’s toxin elimination routine. Commercial deodorants, such as those found at your local drug store, work by suppressing or stopping the body’s sweat, thus keeping all those toxins inside. In addition, they all contain chemicals like artificial fragrances, aluminum and parabensDetails
Ann Plast Surg. 2015 May 7. [Epub ahead of print] Chaiet SR1, Marcus BC. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Studies of homeopathic therapies to decrease post-rhinoplasty ecchymosis have previously used subjective measurements, limiting their clinical significance. Recently, Arnica montana was shown to decrease postoperative ecchymosis after rhytidectomy, using an objective measuring tool. We believe that oral…Details
Highlights The opinion that the homeopathic principles conflict with scientific laws could be revised. Cell and molecular mechanisms underlying the inversion of drug effects are discussed. Several models have been suggested in the framework of hormesis and paradoxical pharmacology. Low doses or high dilutions of drugs interact with enhanced sensitivities of regulatory systems. A new…Details
Female, 5 months old, began with a moderate eczema, all over her head which looked like cradle cap (Seborrheic dermatitis) (see example picture). In the past, her mom tried the homeopathic remedy Calcarea carbonica which kept the cradle cap at bay- until this illness occurred. With the development of the sniffles, the eczema spread to…Details
Female, 62, had extensive restorative dental work done on the left side of her mouth including 1 crown, 3 partial crowns (all redone with porcelain) and 5 amalgam replacements (with composite fillings). In the first few weeks she noticed some fatigue and aching which soon resolved. However, sensitivity on the left side in her teeth…Details
Has your child ever swallowed a foreign object? Chances are, the answer is yes! Perhaps it was a coin, a marble, a toy, a paperclip, a magnet, a battery, or a pen cap. Hopefully, there were no problems, and the object came out as it should. I would like to share with you what happened when our 3½-year-old boy swallowed a quarter and how we used homeopathy to help.Details
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer five and a half years ago, my life changed almost overnight. I was not “supposed” to get cancer because I did not do any of those things that they say cause cancer. I did not drink, smoke or do drugs. I did not have any family history of…Details
Homeopathy is one of those things where one has to truly understand the underlying principles of “cure”, spend a lot of time in research, and have a years of practice and experience to truly make difference in patients’ lives. After searching for that one homeopathic doctor for many years and having consulted five other professional…Details
Learn tips on how to protect your homeopathic remedies while flying and how to use homeopathy to help cope with some of flying’s common side effects.Details
Complement Ther Med. 2014 Apr;22(2):320-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2013.12.014. Epub 2014 Jan 8.
Additive homeopathy in cancer patients: Retrospective survival data from a homeopathic outpatient unit at the Medical University of Vienna.
Gaertner K1, Müllner M2, Friehs H2, Schuster E3, Marosi C2, Muchitsch I4, Frass M5, Kaye AD6.
Current literature suggests a positive influence of additive classical homeopathy on global health and well-being in cancer patients. Besides encouraging case reports, there is little if any research on long-term survival of patients who obtain homeopathic care during cancer treatment.
Data from cancer patients who had undergone homeopathic treatment complementary to conventional anti-cancer treatment at the Outpatient Unit for Homeopathy in Malignant Diseases, Medical University Vienna, Department of Medicine I, Vienna, Austria, were collected, described and a retrospective subgroup-analysis with regard to survival time was performed. Patient inclusion criteria were at least three homeopathic consultations, fatal prognosis of disease, quantitative and qualitative description of patient characteristics, and survival time.
In four years, a total of 538 patients were recorded to have visited the Outpatient Unit Homeopathy in Malignant Diseases, Medical University Vienna, Department of Medicine I, Vienna, Austria. 62.8% of them were women, and nearly 20% had breast cancer. From the 53.7% (n=287) who had undergone at least three homeopathic consultations within four years, 18.7% (n=54) fulfilled inclusion criteria for survival analysis. The surveyed neoplasms were glioblastoma, lung, cholangiocellular and pancreatic carcinomas, metastasized sarcoma, and renal cell carcinoma. Median overall survival was compared to expert expectations of survival outcomes by specific cancer type and was prolonged across observed cancer entities (p<0.001).
Extended survival time in this sample of cancer patients with fatal prognosis but additive homeopathic treatment is interesting. However, findings are based on a small sample, and with only limited data available about patient and treatment characteristics. The relationship between homeopathic treatment and survival time requires prospective investigation in larger samples possibly using matched-pair control analysis or randomized trials.
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STUDY: global health status and subjective wellbeing of cancer patients improve significantly when adjunct classical homeopathic treatment is administered in addition to conventional therapy
Complement Ther Med. 2015 Jun;23(3):309-17. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2015.03.004. Epub 2015 Mar 23. Influence of adjunctive classical homeopathy on global health status and subjective wellbeing in cancer patients – A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Frass M1, Friehs H2, Thallinger C3, Sohal NK4, Marosi C5, Muchitsch I6, Gaertner K7, Gleiss A8, Schuster E9, Oberbaum M10. Author information Abstract…Details
Dear Mr. Mueller, I have been learning about homeopathy for the last three years and attending a study group for two years. In recent months, several Christian friends have spoken to me about my interest in homeopathy. They feel that homeopathy is part of the New Age Movement. I’ve never read anything in my materia…Details
My kids and I went to the beach one winter break to just get away. My son loved to skim board (just surf on the edge of the water). A friend suggested that I rent a wet suit so that he could do it in the cold weather as that’s what the surfers do. The…Details
When I first started my homeopathic consults with Mr. Mueller in 2002, I was suffering from a persistent abdominal pain that no doctor could fix. After a short time treating homeopathically, my pain went away completely! But also, I noticed that even though we were not treating me specifically for my frequent chronic headaches, I…Details
“Dr. Mueller’s homeopathic treatments have regulated my hormones so that I no longer suffer from mood swings, irregular periods, ovarian cysts or an enlarged uterus. I also no longer have sinus headaches or allergies. My quality of life has improved immensely!”
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Kent, Ohio, USA
Homeopathic treatment for hormonal imbalance