Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
A collection of blog posts - feel free to respond with your thoughts and comments - I love to have feedback - thank you!
Colin Campbell tells it how it is in his book 'Whole, Rethinking the Science of Nutrition'. Do we really want our healthcare choices to be guided by profit over wellness?
Last week I read an excerpt of a study (funded funnily enough by lots in the dairy industry) which concludes that 'a diet that is high in dairy foods is not necessarily damaging to health.' Authors have links to McDonalds, Dairy Council, Dutch Dairy Association, GEIE European Milk Forum and Nestle amongst others. Hmm. Conflict of interests?!
Let's start to look at WHY we might not want research showing homeopathy works to come out. Who it might be uncomfortable for. Because it's there. There are studies, and yes we need more. Perhaps Nestle would fund one for us?!
To look at who it might be uncomfortable for. Studies like the one recently on depression and individualised homeopathy. Which showed positive results. Like hospital based studies from Brazil around depression, showing good results. Data from clinicians. Perhaps they're not so great for the healthcare industry. Then there's those who take the time to twist facts, manipulate data, discredit physicians who are discovering 'truths' that would rather be hidden.
Enough ranting now. My model, as I chatted to someone recently who had been helped from working with me, isn't a great one for business. Well not repeat, here every week sort of business. Ideally I get people well. Not dependent on repeat prescriptions. Yes, sometimes it takes shorter or longer periods of time. And sometimes I don't get 'there' either as quickly as I'd like to it perhaps at all. But my aim is not to have people needing me forever, needing homeopathy forever.
It is about using a healthcare that helps to make you well. So then the business side works when they tell others how well they are, and the others come to see you. Most Homeopaths I know work on building their practice on word of mouth. Yes we use social media to educate and share. Yes we write, talk, and get the word out about what we can do.
And so we should. It's amazing stuff, even this week I have seen so many beautiful things that I would put my hand on my heart and say that homeopathy has been a big part of making that difference for people.
I'm a Homeopath working in the Skipton (North Yorkshire) area. I am also able to offer food intolerance testing using Kinesiology and advice around diet and lifestyle.