Sunday, August 14, 2016

In Favor of Homeopathy


rosross William Alderson • an hour ago Allopathic medicine now has a kill and injure rate numbering millions around the world every year, most of it from prescribed medication. If Allopathic, conventional or modern medicine, as it is otherwise known, were the success it claims to be, people would display better health and less disease. That is not the case. In fact it is quite the opposite. We have higher and rising rates of chronic and serious disease in general, and even higher in children, and Cancer rates at levels never seen before in human recorded history. We have brain Cancer as the biggest Cancer killer of children and young people and we have rising rates of heart disease and strokes in the young, again, something never seen before.

We have epidemics of Autism, Allergies, Asthma, Auto-immune disease, Diabetes in our children and rates of behavioural and learning difficulties, Coeliac disease, and Cancer in children and young people which should make anyone question our reliance on Allopathic medicine.

We have countless billions poured constantly into a medical system reliant on whizz-bang machines and technology, toxic drugs, and surgery and the end result is not better health, but poorer health.

Whatever Allopathic medicine is doing, it is not contributing to greater health in the community.

No doubt there are many other factors at work which need to be studied for the contribution they make to health or the lack of it, but as a medical system which puts the emphasis on removing or repressing symptoms and which rarely cures - cure being complete absence of the disease permanently, not having body parts regularly removed, nor being medicated for life - one could argue there is a chance that Allopathic, or modern medicine, is what is making people sick.

The most dramatic change to human disease and mortality rates came with improved sanitation, nutrition and hygiene and not with modern medicine. At this point in history, with the kill and injure rate of Allopathy, one of the most dangerous lifestyle choices one can make is to see a conventional doctor, and yet, there are those who seek to entrench toxic Allopathic medicine as the only option, instead of exploring the many non-Allopathic modalities which can heal and cure without killing or injuring, and which, are vastly less costly to practice.

The future will be Integrative Medicine because even now, people are turning in their millions to explore other options of healing, and there will come a time when the kill and injure rate of Allopathic medicine will simply become intolerable, and a medical system which incorporates all available medical systems will be put in place.

There will always be a place for the brilliant surgical skills of Allopathy, the useful to some degree, diagnostic skills and the skills in crisis/trauma, but medicine will become a place where the knife and toxic drug are used last, not first, and where holistic and non-toxic medical modalities like Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Herbal and Nutritional Medicines will take their place as equals and often, as first choice.

rosross Acleron • an hour ago

Quote: Peter C Gøtzsche, MD exposes the pharmaceutical industries and their charade of fraudulent behavior, both in research and marketing where the morally repugnant disregard for human lives is the norm.

The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs. This is what makes drugs so different from anything else in life… Virtually everything we know about drugs is what the companies have chosen to tell us and our doctors… the reason patients trust their medicine is that they extrapolate the trust they have in their doctors into the medicines they prescribe.

The patients don’t realize that, although their doctors may know a lot about diseases and human physiology and psychology, they know very, very little about drugs that hasn’t been carefully concocted and dressed up by the drug industry… If you don t think the system is out of control, please email me and explain why drugs are the third leading cause of death… If such a hugely lethal epidemic had been caused by a new bacterium or a virus,or even one-hundredth of it, we would have done everything we could to get it under control.

Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD is a Danish medical researcher, and leader of the Nordic Cochrane Center at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has written numerous reviews within the Cochrane collaboration.

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in defense of homeopathy


Helen Beaumont’s article is a calm and accurate precis of the pressures and confusions that make it more difficult to offer a homeopathic service to all those who would benefit from it. After using homeopathy alongside conventional meds in my NHS GP work for about thirty years, I remain extremely sceptical – hardly a week goes by when I am not amazed by the effect of an individualised homeopathic remedy on a patient’s problem. The effects I see are not explained by the Natural Sciences degree I took before medical school, they make no sense at all in that respect. But if you follow the homeopathic method of history taking and remedy selection, then things happen that science cannot currently make sense of. Are we unthinking slaves to science, denying that there are scientific phenomena beyond what we currently know, or do we do what makes our patients better, safely, cheaply, when they may already have tried the conventional options or had side effects ? The obsession with RCTs takes no account of the fact that homeopathic treatment needs to be individualised, to be effective. This makes homeopathic RCTs a daunting prospect – I once took part in an RCT in primary care which was very time consuming, and demanding enough when one medication was involved, for a very discrete symptom. Without recourse to the RCT “argument” , denigrators of homeopathy have little to say. When did one of them last listen to people with anger problems, PTSD, PMT, chronic depression, arthralgia, hear how their condition, resistant to conventional meds, and then share with them the satisfaction that homeopathic remedies can bring ? Forget about the placebo effect, you should attempt to use it maximally in every consultation. Forget about “ a long chat with a friendly homeopath “ – many GP homeopathic remedies are chosen in a ten minute consultation, albeit with the history that the GP carries in his head. Forget about ‘Patient variability “ . After 40 years in a poor industrial area, one is aware of the myriad external and internal circumstances that can influence disease progression or regression. Why do amazing things not happen when one gives a new conventional med, as they regularly do with homeopathic remedies. ? Many medical homeopaths who have no private practice, continue, way beyond normal retirement age, to treat people because they enjoy the satisfaction of seeing individuals and their families benefit. With annual NHS appraisal and regular GMC revalidation, of course. Alan Henness thinks we misuse the evidence and mislead consumers. I have responded to similar claims by him elsewhere. (1) Alan Henness is upset at any suggestion that he is paid for repetitive letter writing on a subject that he has not admitted to studying nor practising. Perhaps he will enlighten us about his motivation, and what he thinks of the condition that one has to be “ a medical or healthcare professional” to register and comment, on this site. ? 1 http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h3735/rr-108

Saturday, May 21, 2016

@MedTek Uses Twitter to Libel Me Can She Be Stopped?


Why is this targeted abuse / harassment allowed on Twitter?

Calling me a “dishonest American woman”, MedTek sent the tweet below to Chris Heaton-Harris, a member of the British parliament and sponsor of the newest version of the Saatchi Bill, which would allow innovative therapy including homeopathy for patients for whom no other care has been of benefit. I tweeted to Mr. Heaton-Harris thanking him for his continued effort for passage of this bill noting that I have many friends in the UK. My Twitter ID clearly shows I live in the U.S.

@MedTek then tweeted the following to myself and Chris Heaton-Harris: “ @BrownBagPantry @chhcalling this dishonest American woman is exactly WHY you should be listening to British scientists.” #homeopathy Nov 05, 2015

Then these two: @BrownBagPantry @chhcalling #homeopathy, of course, is the opposite of innovative medicine. It's not even medicine. Nov 05, 2015

@BrownBagPantry @chhcalling Which one of us has an actual stake? I am a UK resident and taxpayer working in healthcare. You? Nov 05, 2015

Note: MedTek's Twitter pages notes that she lives in the United States, on a houseboat in Seattle, Washington.



MedTek then tweeted a link to @MetalOllie's blog where he talks about my Twitter interaction with Dave Hope. Rightfully so, he reminds her that what she has done is inappropriate!


Then, thankfully, this MP tweets to me with a large amount of integrity and understanding!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Denis MacEoin Defends Homeopathy & Power of Anecdotal Evidence


In courtrooms, careful evaluation of anecdotal material from witnesses can lead to handing down life sentences. It is a very important method of assessing truth and falsehood.

"I am totally fed up with this simplistic and out of date belief that anecdotal evidence is worthless. Like many other academics, I have worked with the critical evaluation of good quality anecdotal evidence. It is highly significant in many fields, but medica are never trained in how to use critical methods. In courtrooms, careful evaluation of anecdotal material from witnesses can lead to handing down life sentences. It is a very important method of assessing truth and falsehood. A great deal of the anecdotal material surrounding homeopathy, particularly evidence for veterinary and infant use, is very strong indeed. And it is backed up by a growing body of hard science, notably in the new field of ultra-high dilution physics. Assumptions that homeopathy cannot work because there are no molecules in high dilution are deeply outdated in the era of nano-particles.

Understanding how homeopathy works is no longer done in chemistry but in physics. Not only that, but people who know little or nothing about the subject, who have never sat in for long periods with homeopaths, and who cannot see that health improvements can be monitored by scans, blood tests and other devices or methods. There is placebo in homeopathy, just as there is in conventional medicine; but conventional medicine, given its acclaim and status, its settings in, and the myth of 'doctor knows best' is much more likely to create placebo reactions than a system that is derided, scorned and dismissed by know-nothings, and which takes place in humbler settings. Science does not work in the lame way Mr Crumlish and others think. He needs to read Kuhn's study of paradigm shifts or Harry Collins's excellent study of replication, which show with great exactitude that science does not move forward easily or without controversy.

The beneficial effects of homeopathy are far beyond the feel good factor of someone listening to you. When herds of dairy cows recover from mastitis thanks to homeopathic remedies in their water troughs (something quite standard for many dairy farmers), it is most certainly not because the vet spoke nicely to them and had a listening ear. If you're not willing to learn, to study, to engage in sensible debate, then you know nothing at all about science. If you were a student of mine, I would fail you on the spot."

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Homeopathy User Defends Herself Against Twitter Bullies


It's difficult to understand why Twitter does not work harder to stop this type of targeted harassment and libelous pattern of abuse. Doesn't it ruin their online reputation? Any comments left on this blog will remain private. Scroll to top of the tweets to see entire exchange. HERE

Monday, January 11, 2016

Homeopathy is Safer More Cost Effective Health Care


What scientific actuarial company is brave enough to disprove my contention? A large number of research studies have proven the efficacy of alternative medical treatments, including the use of homeopathy. I have noted only a few of them on this page. I am certain that if a scientific actuarial company were to perform an audit comparing the cost / benefit / outcome ratios between homeopathic and conventional pharmaceutical treatments, there would be ample proof that the use of homeopathy, for starters, has the potential to not only decrease the number, but the urgency of ICU hospital admissions. I also propose that with the use of either homeopathy alone or as an integrative care model approach, the Standard of Care (SOC) will improve, the taxpayer cost burden will decrease, and faster recovery with earlier discharge times will be a result.

Click on each study to view via direct link.

    1.   Homeopathic Nux vomica & Calendula are potent inhibitors of H. pylori for the treatment of human gastritis.

    2.   Homeopathic Coffea Cruda & Nux vomica improve mood & depression in adults who suffer from coffee related insomnia.

    3.   It is possible to record the response of homeopathic medicines on physiologic parameters of the human autonomic nervous system.

    4.   Homoeopathic Arnica montana reduces DNA damage in Escherichia coli exposed to ultraviolet irradiation.

    5.   Homeopathy integrative nanomedicine: "homeopathic remedies could initiate anticancer effects".

    6.   With classical homoeopathic treatment "patients with psoriasis improved in symptoms and quality of life."

    7.   A case series: Treatment with homeopathy for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) "seemed to have a positive impact on PMS symptoms".

    8.   Treatment with homeopathic Causticum showed a significant inhibition of pre-induced Carrageen (or Carrageenan) inflammation & edema in rats.

    9.   When the usual conventional treatment failed, properly prescribed homeopathy was able to cure this severe case of nasal aspergillosis in a 6 y.o. dog

  10.   Study concludes that homeopathic Thymulin 5cH could be a viable method to improve productivity in poultry production. Agrohomeopathy.

.   11.   Scientific provings of ultra-high-dilution (UHD) homeopathy on humans repeatedly allows separation of placebo vs verum (a.k.a. "true") symptoms.

  12.   Homeopathic treatment to promote peripheral nerve regeneration in rats was "faster & clearly more positive" than in the control group.

  13.   Study proves homeopathy "can be used as a complement to conventional anti-tubercular treatment with beneficial results".

  14.   The use of homeopathic treatment for tonsillitis revealed both a subjective & objective "significant decrease in symptoms".

  15.   Study of treatment with homeopathic Arnica status-post carpal-tunnel release surgery documented a more "significant reduction in pain after two weeks."

  16.   Study of four homeopathic remedies revealed a maximum ability to inhibit the growth of Aspergillus niger fungus.

  17.   Homeopathic Crotalus horridus 200C proved as effective as Dimiazine in the treatment of tick-borne Babesiosis in dogs.

  18.   This study concluded that homeopathic remedies have anti-cancer properties & immune system boosting effects in experimental animals.

  19.   Professor Edzard Ernst concludes "the evidence supports the use of homeopathic remedies over placebo in osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis".

  20.   Further demonstrations in homeopathic research with animal models that there are "biological effects of homeopathy".

  21.   Homeopathic remedies with anti-neoplastic (anti cancer) properties have immuno-modulatory effects in animals.

  22.   The homeopathic remedy Tarantula cubensis was able to partially neutralize the deleterious effects of Aflatoxin effects in rats

  23.   This study concludes the "use of homeopathy may be able to treat a considerable number multi-morbid patients at lower costs than conventional medicine".

  24.   Proof that homeopathy improves B1 cell activation & Leishmania phagocytosis (efficiency) in infected mice.

  25.   Proof that homeopathy is more effective for treatment of children with sub-clinical hypothyroidism with & without autoimmune thyroiditis.

  26.   Homeopathic "Lappa has shown positive effects in the treatment of acne (vulgaris) especially the inflammatory type."

  27.   Homeopathic China rubra 7CH limited side effects of quinine used 2 treat malaria in pregnant women.

  28.   This study showed anti-proliferative effect of homeopathic medicines on human kidney colon & breast cancer cells.

  29.   Homeopathy complex Datif-PC(®) suggests treatment of anxiety & sleep disorders "can produce notable improvements."

  30.   "Homeopathic B. vulgaris has strong anti-urolithiasis potential at an ultra-diluted dose."

  31.   Use of homeopathy for otitis media with effusion shows decreased antibiotic use in children and It's COST EFFECTIVE.

  32.   Proof that homeopathy treatment shows a statistically significant reduction allergic skin diameter wheal size in cat allergic adults.

  33.   With two homeopathic remedies for PMS, the participants reported "significantly improved quality of life."

  34.   Homeopathy aggravations using Q & LM potencies "seems to be associated with better treatment outcomes."

  35.   A study of homeopathic Calendula officinalis on human gingival fibroblasts showed positive reproducible effects.

  36.   Proof that homeopathic treatment for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia reduced pain intensity by more than 60%.

  37.   Proof that physiotherapy & homeopathy were more effective than placebo for lower back pain due to osteoarthritis.

  38.   Proof that homeopathy can replace the use of antibiotics. "Piglets of the homeopathic treated group had significantly less E. coli diarrhoea."

  39.   For mild & moderate clinical bovine mastitis, homeopathic treatment was superior to antibiotic treatment.

  40.   For acute respiratory and ear complaints, with homeopathic treatment the "onset of improvement with homeopathy was faster."

  41. Significantly more patients than control group 77.1% vs 61.7% reported improvement in 3 days with homeopathic Engystol.

  42.   Homeopathic vs standard care for glue ear in children "antibiotic consumption was lower in the homoeopathy group."

  43.   Antibiotic use for infectious diseases in pigs is of concern to consumers. This study proved that that homeopathy was more effective.

  44.   In a study of childhood acute otitis media, the homeopathy treated group had less pain, recovered faster and had fewer relapses.

  45.   Proof that patients with Xerostomia (dry mouth) did better with homeopathy which "could be a valuable adjunct."

  46.   A homeopathic China & Chelidonium combination showed "complete parasite clearance" of the lethal malaria parasite.

  47.   There was a "trend towards less narcotic use in the homeopathy treated group of young patients with mucositis" caused by chemotherapy.

  48.   Homeopathic Arsinicucm Album 30C "reduced arsenic toxicity" & DNA damage therefore validating the efficacy of ultra high dilution.

  49.   Study "results suggest homeopathic treatment is an effective & safe method in the treatment of minor aphthous ulcers."

  50.   128 women w/ dysmenorrhea experienced improvement with homeopathy and the "use of other health services decreased."

  51.   For motility-related variables, there was a trend toward superiority of homeopathy for acute symptomatic tendinopathy.

  52.   Homeopathy had maximal anti-inflammatory effect for the treatment of inflammatory periodontal diseases.

  53.   Homeopathic Euphorbium compositum & its components has proven anti-viral activity in nasal mucosa & sinuses.

  54.   Study of Egyptian asthmatic children revealed "absolute improvements after 6 months of treatment by homeopathic medicines."

  55.  Rebound action of acid suppressing drugs "Findings support Hahnemann's concept of secondary action of drugs."

  56.   Of 455 patients treated via homeopathy, 32.5% stopped or substantially reduced their conventional drug use.

  57.   In France family physicians are main source of information on homeopathy to treat side effects of chemotherapy in children.

  58.   "Sweeping statements about the scientific impossibility of homeopathy are themselves unscientific."

  59.   1,972 patients documented prescriptions & [positive] clinical outcomes in West Bengal, India homeopathic hospital.

  60.   Proven efficacy & safety of fixed-combination homeopathic (Sinusitis PMD) therapy for sinusitis.

  61.   Patients with influenza-like syndromes treated via homeopathy recovered in less time than the placebo treated group.

  62.   Proof that supports prior research suggesting individualized homeopathy treatment can benefit cancer survivors.

  63.   90% of patients treated for acute rhinosinusitis via homeopathy were symptom free; whereas the placebo group had no change.

  64.   Proof that homeopathy for acute viral tonsillitis offers "earlier symptom resolution, cost-effectiveness & fewer adverse effects."

  65.   Anti homeopathy political activists won't understand this, but homeopaths & their cured patients will.

  66.   Confirmation by CT (computed tomography), homeopathic remedies where shown to increase bone mineralization in chickens. Will this be applicable to osteoporosis in the elderly?

  67.   Proof that homeopathic Calcarea carbonica induced apoptosis (death) of cancer cells via "a two step mechanism."

  68.   Homeopathic Passiflora Compose could be an alternative to psychotropic drugs for first intention treatment of anxiety & SDS.

  69.   Homeopathic Anax-i exerts antidepressant, anxiolytic & analgesic-like effects, promoting hyperlocomotion & weight loss.

  70.   Homeopathic inhaled M1 is an efficient & cost effective candidate for metastatic melanoma cancer patients.

  71.   Treating pediatric tonsillo-pharyngitis via homeopathy could reduce the need for costly antibiotics.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

"There ought to be legal repercussions"




Addendum: The anti homeopathy Twitter users still trying to get me suspended from Twitter. Instead, DaveHope80 got suspended. I had nothing to do with his suspension from Twitter.

This TWEET is what the malicious anti homeopathy skeptics have turned a mother of six into! She and DaveHope80 have been turned into hateful Twitter users.

A tweet of 28 Nov, 2015 by @ellieornot who was led to believe, incorrectly and purposefully, that BrownBagPantry (my Twitter ID) is a homeopath.

I agree 100 per cent, IF THAT TWEET WOULD INSTEAD READ: There ought to be legal repercussions against a group of anti homeopathy trolls who use a grieving father as a pawn to slander someone who they believe is a homeopath. I am not. I am a grateful homeopathic patient. Personally, I think this approach is better. I will post a link to this blog post every time an anti homeopathy troll maliciously uses my well intended interaction with the father [DaveHope80] of a child who died as a result of sepsis. Even a UK sepsis doctor joined in.

I feel I have a right to defend myself against these continued misrepresentations, using outright lies. The father himself sent me a private direct message that, to me at least, expressed his displeasure surrounding the ensuing crusade against me. My effort to defend myself in this manner may take weeks, but it is past overdue. The family needs to grieve in a suitable manner without being constantly reminded of this misunderstanding that was settled between myself and Dave, privately, early on. The Twitter user MetalOllie had an instrumental hand in starting and continuing (as I write this) the emotional injury to this father. See Metal Ollie's blog posts. Metal Ollie's first blog post   2nd blog post  3rd blog post Read them carefully. You will be able to see the spin and the real reason Dave was chosen to be the poster boy against me and homeopathy. These people had Dave so upset that he tweeted this (see image) and included my home address in a private message to me via my blog. (not published here for obvious reasons) He did apologize to me via Twitter DM saying "I would never do that." He and I have agreed to keep our more in depth correspondence private.