Sir John Maddox, former editor of Nature, died April 12. He was editor during the "Benveniste affair." He first published Benveniste's paper on the action of infinitesmal doses on mast cells and then sent a team to Benveniste's laboratory to debunk him, publishing the account in the next issue of Nature.
Added by Bernie Simon on April 14, 2009 at 9:06pm —
This was posted recently on a skeptic's blog as a response to an attack on vitalism and I thought I'd share it here.
Just as we can distinguish between a computer and the program executed upon it, we can distinguish between the physical and chemical basis of life and life itself. Life acts to preserve the narrow set of conditions that make it possible. It's this activity to conserve and propagate itself which is the vital force. And just as problems with a computer usually aren't… Continue
Added by Bernie Simon on April 14, 2009 at 8:12pm —
In the many drafts during the editorial process in writing the letter to President Obama, I realized I had inadvertently left an asterisk off the end of the last sentence of the first paragraph of the letter which relates to the last page of the letter and the title of the book The Homeopathic Revolution. I want to make sure this credit is given! Continue
This has been corrected on my website which links to the letter!…
Added by Mary Terhune, RN on April 14, 2009 at 11:00am —
Andre Saine gave a talk at the NCH summer school on the principles of homeopathy. It's an interesting presentation of the subject, though obviously not the last word on it. Here are my notes from his talk.
Homeopathy was defined by Hahnemann and must be practiced according to the principles he described. These are:
1. The law of similars, or similia similibus curantur. The sick are most easily, mildly, and permanently cured by the most similar medicine. For example,… Continue
Added by Bernie Simon on April 13, 2009 at 8:56pm —
Chocolate is made from the seeds of the tropical Cacao tree, Theoboma Cacao. The Aztecs used the bean as currency, and European explorers brought it back to the western world in the early 16th century. But why do we love it and why do we crave it? Chocolate today contains a large proportion of fat and sugar which may go some way to explaining chocolate cravings, especially if you have an inherited 'sweet tooth'. But there is more to it than that. In fact, chocolate contains over 300… Continue
Added by Sam Adkins on April 13, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Too many people dismiss homeopathy as a placebo, not stopping to think what a remarkable thing a placebo is. How is it that one can cause a change in one's health simply by believing something is a cure? It's as remarkable as fixing a television set by turning it to a different channel. Our familiarity with the concept of placebo has made it invisible to us. The placebo has become the shadow of medicine, the anti-medicine, when it should point us to a new concept of medicine, one that breaks… Continue
Added by Bernie Simon on April 12, 2009 at 8:20pm —
I thought that that would catch your attention.! Continue
As we now enter the Easter feast of chocolate in the UK. I wanted to share with you something of the role of chocolate in homeopathy. As part of the homeopathic consultation you might be asked “Are there any foods that you crave?”. Many clients will answer chocolate! To verify the usefulness of this as a strong characteristic symptom of the client I then check how much chocolate they actually eat. A bar a day, three bars a day,…
Added by Mike Andrews on April 12, 2009 at 9:00am —
The argument made against homeopathy usually goes like this:
1. There's nothing in homeopathic medicines
2. If there's nothing in them, they can't work
3. Therefore, homeopathic medicines are placebos
It's a strange argument, because placebos work, by definition, and yet there's nothing in a placebo either. So there's at least one example of a kind of medicine with nothing in it that works. So why not two or more? I'm not saying that homeopathy is not a placebo.… Continue
Added by Bernie Simon on April 11, 2009 at 8:51pm —
I've just posted some photos of this visit from last year and some commentary with it here:
Added by Mark O'Sullivan on April 11, 2009 at 3:00pm —
If you'd like to do a free online course and learn how to use homeopathy for first aid emergencies and minor illnesses please go to www.homeopathyworld.com
Added by Mary Aspinwall on April 10, 2009 at 3:18pm —
I recently sent a letter to President Obama asking to restore western homeopathic medicine to our health-care system to restore our health and economy.
Mary Terhune, RN Continue
104 ½ Washington Street
Ayer, MA 01432, USA
April 6, 2009
President Barack Obama
Added by Mary Terhune, RN on April 10, 2009 at 12:30pm —
This was sent to me by a friend who is an MD. She rightly identified this dangerous situation as a "drug driving a superficial illness deep inside the body":
Efalizumab Withdrawn From US Market
Efalizumab (Raptiva), used for the treatment of psoriasis, will no longer be available in the United States because of the risk for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.
Added by Jolinda Rockett on April 10, 2009 at 11:05am —
I'm working with a company that runs for almost 20 years for the health and treatment of farm animals, with homeopathy.
We are in Canada and France for the moment. We are dedicated to help the farmers with their daily health problems on their herds, and to teach them how to act more often by themselves, when it's possible.
Here is the website of the company:
In our expertise, we also include the feeding of the herds to try to find the… Continue
Added by Annie Boudreau on April 10, 2009 at 9:23am —
We should ALL do what ever we can to spread the word of the beautiful healing art Homeopathy - I´m very thankful for your effort :D
If you fancy to join our Homeopathy group on facebook feel free to join and take part of discussions: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1537141292&v=feed&story_fbid=74027380909#/group.php?gid=23301273174&ref=ts
An Icelandic Homeopath - living in Munich!!
Added by Gudny Osk Didriksdottir on April 9, 2009 at 6:46pm —
Dearest Friends of Homeopathy,
From a tiny little seed grows a huge tree.
Every time I speak with someone about the concept of this site, we learn and discover new applications and its usefulness to each of us.
First, I want to remind everyone that there are plenty of websites that discuss finding personal remedies and helping each other in that way. There are sites that have materia medica and online repertories. However, this is not a replica of those sites.… Continue
Added by Debby Bruck on April 2, 2009 at 12:01am —
6) MRS HASHMI BEGUM, H-1256
Description of the Disease/Investigations
Right Breast Mass Operated in 1989. Biopsy…
Added by Syed Mahboob Alam on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm —