Homeopathy Tips for 12/11/12 The Importance of Nutrition

Many times in the treatment of chronic disease we have great expectations that the homeopathic remedy will inspire a cure if not at least palliation of symptoms. When the best remedy is given and the results are minimal we often believe we have made a mistake because the client is not improving like we would expect. But sometimes the mind and the body can not heal because the building blocks for healing are not present in the person.

Even with obesity on the rise there are many, many cases of nutritional starvation that we are treating. The advent of mono cultural farming methods with chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides have rendered our soils very depleted and toxic. This combination of food quality as well as poor diet have brought modern man to a very nutritionally challenged place.

Years of poor diet have rendered many of our clients living in starvation. When the foods we eat have no nutritional value we often consume more to try to stave off the nutritional deficiency. This with an abundance of carbohydrates in the modern diet lead to carb overload that the body then stores as fat. This raises insulin levels and is the leading cause of syndrome X, a pre-diabetic state, and diabetes.

If you are treating your client it is a good idea to inquire about their diet. I often skip this if the person has good color and seems relatively healthy. I am not a nutritionist. But if the disease is chronic and the person does not have the building blocks to heal, then it is of paramount importance to improve their diet. Believe it or not, this is the biggest hurdle for most people. They are happy to take a pill; but change their diet or lifestyle to treat their illness is sometimes asking too much of them. If they resist, it is their choice.

In addition to an organic diet rich in leafy green vegetables and vegetables that are highly colored, quality meats or fish from organic sources or the wild are preferred.  Personally I use vitamin and mineral supplements rarely. The reason is, if I am getting a good diet, all of the essential nutrients should be available from food alone. Food is medicine. The best way to get all of the nutrients from vegetables in a more condensed and easily digestible way is to juice them raw. Cooking destroys many of the vital nutrients in vegetables.

I use supplements when I feel the need. They are processed, extracted and condensed so they do not provide the same easily absorbed nutrients as real food does. The uptake of vitamins and minerals from food happens when other vitamins and minerals are present. Food has the perfect balance if grow organically. We don’t need to take supplements to get what nature has already provided. But when we are depleted it is sometimes necessary to supplement. When given in proper dosages, they can make a big difference in providing our bodies the needed building blocks.

There are a couple of superfoods that can be added to the diet along with vitamin and mineral supplementation to really help your client. Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, carotinoids and anti-oxidants that can help repair damaged cells. It contains nutrients including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium and gamma linoleic acid. This is an essential fatty acid.

Spirulina has been proven to boost the immune system, help protect against allergic reactions and has anti-viral and anti-cancer properties. Spirulina is made up of 62% amino acids, the building blocks of protein used in cellular repair. The supplementation of Spirulina does not replace the need for protein in the diet as it would take very much to equal meat , poultry or fish. But these amino acids are easily metabolized and is part of what makes Spirulina a superfoood.

Another superfood I like is brewers/nutritional yeast. This is non-active yeast that is very rich in the B vitamins, chromium, selenium and potassium. It is a complete protein with nine essential amino acids. It has a nutty flavor and is easily added to foods. I really love the flavor of nutritional yeast mixed with orange juice. Yummy.

An essential nutritional source of essential fatty acids, necessary nutrients that help the body function normally, is flaxseed oil. Flaxseed oil is very high in Omega 3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids help support heart health, healthy cholesterol levels, joint mobility and bone density, energy and endurance, healthy blood glucose and the skin, hair and nails. Because this is such a nutrient dense source of essential fatty acids I take this more often than vitamins or minerals.

The last Vitamin that I take as a supplement when necessary is Vitamin C. Vitamin C is not produced by the human body and the only source is from food or supplementation. Vitamin C is an incredible anti-oxidant and helps fight all infections., whether viral or bacterial. It is easily absorbed and is water soluble so any overdose is immediately passed from the body. You will know you have reached your limit when the bowels become gassy and diarrhea is next. The proper dose for vitamin C depends on the individual. Sometimes I can take 20,000 mg and not have a problem. Other times I can take 5,000 mg and it will be too much. So experiment with dosing. Start with 3-5,000 mg several times a day. If it is too much then back off. It will help most colds and flu. There are even cancer therapies based on vitamin C. It is good to take some Pantothenic Acid along with Vitamin C as it helps the body metabolise it better.

This expose is not intended to be nutritional advice per say. It is to remind us that we are physical bodies that must have the proper building blocks to do healing. Yes, all dis-ease comes from a disturbance in the spirit-like vital force. But if on the physical side of  the vital force’s expression the person is starving nutritionally, then it is a big expectation to ask the body to heal. Dr. Terry Wahls cured herself of multiple sclerosis with food. She has an amazing story and much to share about food as medicine. Here is a link to a TED talk video of her lecturing about food as medicine.

Learn more about nutrition. When you have a client that has degenerative chronic illness, always ask about their diet. Sometimes doing just a little in addition to their normal diet can make a big difference. And above all do good homeopathy also. There is no better way to inspire healing.

12 comments so far

  1. Saeeda Hasan on

    Very good and knowledgeable article Thanks.

  2. Zille Subhani on

    This is an interesting discussion my comments are as follows:
    The importance of certain metals such as cobalt, copper, and metalloids such as selenium is recognized by certain studies. Supplements of these trace elements are occasionally necessary to avoid dietary deficiencies.
    In certain chronic cases from time to time when checked and the blood serum show no significant deficiency, doctors can conclude that the body is working quite normal. For example in osteoporosis results show the levels of phosphorus and calcium are ok but the symptoms indicate deficiency in the body. When the dietary intake of such elements is adequate, then it is necessary to check the blockage in the metabolic system of the body before recommending and remedy.
    Sometimes underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) symptoms are associated with iodine deficiency and excessive iodine indicates hyperthyroidism (weight loss, depression etc.).
    Red tip of tongue generally indicates excessively acid foods diet which should be reduced by taking fresh fruits and vegetables. Certain homeopathy remedies such as sulphur, belladonna, nat mur etc. can be indicated according to the four principles of homeopathy.
    If the tongue is smoothly pale then this is an indication of nutritional deficiency. One should balance the diet as recommended by doctors.
    Finally change in lifestyle, habits and diet is most important to regain health. Adequate rest, exercise, reasonable diet and fresh air are also associated with homeopathic treatment. Reduce weight, low fat diet, less spices, drinking plenty of water, fresh fruit are always part of our health. Moderate eating is always important.
    I also wish to mention here that we always say eat this and eat that, why don’t we say don’t eat this and don’t eat that. Making a healthy diet habit is the healthy way of living without expansive and side effect medicines. Unnecessary supplements should also be avoided.
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  3. A. A on

    I think it is high time this topic was taken up by doctors. Sadly most of them seem to have very little knowledge of food and nutrition. Their sight being limited by this pill and that. The synergistic effect of nutrients in food cannot be mimicked by artificial products, hence the importance of a balanced diet. In my opinion the food habits of patients, or ‘clients’ should always be looked into. A timely article Doc.

  4. R.N.Gupta on

    This is very useful article. I met no. of homeopaths they sugest what to avoid from meals but you recommend what to eat.Most of the diseases can be cured by dietery control &change in lifestyle.Thanks.

  5. Mah-jabeen on

    THANKS ausefull article,Most of the diseases can be cured by dietery control &change in lifestyle. the importance of a balanced diet.the healthy way of living without expansive and side effect medicines. Unnecessary supplements should also be avoided. and wnat to be a knowledge of food and nutrition.

  6. Dr.Sarfaraz Ali,Islamabad on

    This is very significan suject, and doctors don not wait for cure given by spcific ffood suppliments,fruits and vegetable for specific diseases.information for control of cholestrol is common educated people but other specific aiments e.g.iis reported that all nuts( except coconut) lower cholestrol,onion lower creatinine level in blood,turmeric and blue cherries are more effective painkillers and so on.Thanks,

  7. Estella on

    I’m grateful for this wonderful reminder about getting our vitamins and mineral by ingesting food, and not be so dependent on supplements. I believe supplements have it’s place but it seems easier to pop a pill then go through all the work of buying, prep the food, etc. But how foolish it is when we neglect your good advise and put it into practice. I especially enjoyed the story of Dr. Terry Wahls, powerful message of her miracle healing and transformation. And her personalize health plan that helped her and to help each of us. What an amazing story, how God’s healing power through the original diet He gave to Adam and Eve in the garden, Genesis 1 verse 29.

    I just wonder if anyone has answers to why my underarms are like lightly discolored.
    The left one more discolored skin, then the right underarm. Could it be I’m lacking some vitamin or mineral? Please if you have some answers, pls reply back. Thanks again for this article, and to all that replied, I enjoyed your comments very much. I long and thirst for more knowledge about health. Thank you..

  8. Jasbir Kaur on

    It is a knowligable topic. Yes I also believe that food has healing power. But two super foods that is Spirulina and brewers/nutritional yeast, I havnt heard before. If d sorce is provided then its really gud.

  9. Avnish Pandey on

    Mother of a friend;age about 85 yrs. has become so forgetful that she can’t even recall that she has a son. Behaves as if family members are strangers. Demands lunch minutes after she has eaten. She has become totally disoriented. Any suggestions?

  10. henry2stay on

    Some spiritual traditions advocate Satvic food as essential to spiritual growth and overall well-being… One Yogi in India said that food is responsible for half of the transformation process. How do you treat anyone who comes for a consultation with anger or fear of death and eats meat? If homeopathy is about restoring harmony would at least a vegetarian diet not be a logical starting point? “Harm not”… not even animals. Cook food in a meditative state and eat in silence and gratitude makes a world of difference… Cook as if your God is coming for dinner and see the difference in a few weeks. If homeopathy is about restoring balance and peace then killing animals and eat them for sure would interfere with the healing process.

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  12. VARGHESE K.P on

    Dr. I often go through the previous articles. But many of them can not be opened. Could you help me read the articles once again? The articles published recently do not contain the list of previous ones on the right side as was the practice earlier. It often helps…Thanks

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