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Challenges in School: How Homeopathy Can Help, Part 1 of 2

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” -Stacia Tauscher

The rigors and stresses of school are the perfect breeding grounds for bringing to the surface “problems” that could be holding students back. “Problems??!!” you say incredulously, “my child doesn’t have ‘problems!’” children’s performance issues


Actually, Homeopaths take a non-judgmental view of the whole thing – we simply call these things what they are – “symptoms” and symptoms are something that can (and should) be treated and healed. Said another way, symptoms are a health problem needing to be resolved. Homeopathy is one of those truly healing modalities that can help resolve inherited or acquired problems.


Some symptoms may be subtle & barely noticeable. But some symptoms may not be so subtle and may even be disruptive, disabling or even disturbing to the child, the family and the classmates/friends/teachers. From emotional problems to learning disabilities to illnesses, homeopathy can give students of all ages the boost of good health they so desperately need to realize their true potential.

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Why Buy “Natural” Diapers

Before the birth of our first child, my husband and I decided to use cloth diapers. Not only would cloth diapers create no landfill waste, but they had no chemicals or fragrances in them – a healthy choice for a healthy baby! Although I wasn’t keen on the idea of having even more laundry to keep up with, I thought it was worth the effort. However, fate had a different plan.


After a 44 hour labor followed by a c-section, my body felt wrecked. (Unlike many, this surgery was medically necessary, but that is a story for another blog!) For more than six weeks, I was unable to carry my new baby girl while walking. In my disabled state, the high maintenance of cloth diapers was simply no longer an option. So, for the first few weeks, we continued to outfit our sweet bundle in whatever disposable diapers they had given us in the hospital. But I knew that I absolutely didn’t want her to be in the “conventional” diapers like Pampers, Loves or Huggies for the long-term.


What We Noticed

Our brand new baby girl immediately had problems with diaper rash. Constant problems. Her poor bottom would have tender red spots that sometimes merged into a large solid “beet-red” area. It hurt her to be wiped. She got to the point where she would squirm when I tried to put a new diaper on her. After a month of this, I decided there had to be another, better way.

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Hidden Sources of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

If you are suffering from one of the following conditions, you should pay attention to hidden sources of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in your diet:

  • Those sensitive to MSG
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Seizures / Epilepsy
  • Food allergies and food sensitivities
  • Idiopathic abdominal swelling (of unknown origin)
  • Cancers
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Electro-hypersensitivity
  • Epstein-Barr syndrome (EBV) or human herpesvirus 4 (HHV-4)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Autoimmune diseases like Dermatomyositis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Any Arthritic syndrome like Osteoarthritis or Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Metabolic Syndrome (which includes: abdominal (central) obesity, elevated blood pressure, elevated fasting plasma glucose, high serum triglycerides, and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels); aka metabolic syndrome X, cardiometabolic syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, Reaven’s syndrome or CHAOS
  • High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, arterial hypertension
  • Non-specified aches and pains
  • A host of other named and unnamed conditions

The following information comes directly from one of the most
reputable websites for MSG names

The risks associated with ingestion of (or even contact with) monosodium glutamate and other ingredients that contain MSG are simple and straightforward:

  • Brain damage/injury
  • Endocrine disorders (obesity and reproductive disorders)
  • Behavior disorders
  • Adverse reactions
  • Neurodegenerative disease.
  • Obesity
  • Retinal degeneration
  • Migraine
  • Seizures
  • Headache
  • Cancer
  • Heart irregularities
  • Asthma
  • Names of ingredients that contain processed free glutamic acid (MSG)1

    (Last updated March, 2014)

    Everyone knows that some people react to the food ingredient monosodium glutamate. What many don’t know, is that more than 40 different ingredients contain the chemical in monosodium glutamate (processed free glutamic acid) that causes these reactions.  The following list has been compiled over the last 20 years from consumer reports and information provided by manufacturers and food technologists. Read more

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    This morning, May 12, 2005  my son, Jonathan came hurriedly upstairs looking for me.  “Quick come down and see Dr. Phil! He has people with OCD on his program!” he shouted.  I went down to see the folks that were guests with obsessive compulsive disorder that were explaining their symptoms to the audience and Dr. Phil. “ She has the same feelings that I had, I didn’t know someone else had that very same fear!” he said. The program progressed and medicines and vitamin supplements were discussed as being helpful to the subjects, a couple of MDs discussed hospitalization for some patients.  No one had any suggestions for a CURE, only palliative modalities.

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    Lennox-Gastaut Seizures Cured in Child with Cerebral Palsy

    This is a live testimonial given in front of a class of medical school students at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Program on Integrative Medicine Course in 1999.

    Lennox-Gastaut Seizure Disorder Cured with Homeopathy, Part 1

    Lennox-Gastaut Seizure Disorder Cured with Homeopathy, Part 2

    Keywords: cerebral palsy, cp, birth injury, birth trauma, brain swelling, seizures in children, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, childhood-onset epilepsy, depakote, lorazepam, tegretol, dilantin, seizure medication, antiepileptic drugs (AED), profound brain damage

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    Seizure Disorders in Children

    By Manfred Mueller, RSHom (NA), CCH

    This paper was first published in The American Homeopath, Vol 15, 2009.


    The author discusses three cases of children with organic brain pathology, apparently cured of seizures with homeopathic treatment. Two had severe cerebral palsy (CP) caused by perinatal brain injury, and one had congenital microcephaly. Parents tried homeopathic treatment because of limited efficacy of conventional anticonvulsive therapy and because of adverse health and developmental effects. Homeopathic treatment removed the seizure disorders in all three cases.

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