You are listening to a podcast from JoetteCalabrese.com
where nationally certified American homeopath, public speaker, and author Joette Calabrese
shares her passion for helping families stay healthy through homeopathy and nutrient-dense
nutrition. Jendi: Today I understand we’re going to
be talking about pollution, and what we can do about it to protect our families, I’m
looking forward to this. So Joette, is there something we can do about
pollution…other than getting involved in grass roots, community movements?
Joette: There certainly is. You know, years ago, I was an anti-pesticide activist. I met
with …… given the amount of pesticides spewed on lawns on our food supply, the fluoride
in our water supply, the GMO’s the mercury in vaccines and in dental fillings, you’d
think we’re doomed. Right? Yet consider a different take on pollution,
one that may be much more important than the randomly emitted sort. Not the kind that is
sprayed on the trees in the summer by an ill-informed city worker. It
actually might be the most vicious as its
overuse has become the number one killer in the U.S. today. Remarkably, we’re not only
willingly accept this kind of pollution, we agree to it so it’s not enforced like taxes.
Instead the public is convinced to respect it enough to pay for it! And it’s bold-facedly
standing in your medicine cabinet every morning. Jendi: Ok, now you’re scaring me. (laugh)
Joette: well you might have guessed it anyway , if you thought about it. Its medicines and
OTC drugs. Pharmaceuticals. It’s euphemistically christened as medicine instead of what it
often actually is: pollution of a most personal nature.
Jendi: Why would it be more serious than say DDT and such?
Joette: Because its what I call personal pollution. The sparying of DDT with all of its side effects
was only done once every summer. I know, I actually remember it being sparyed on the
trees on my street growing up in Buffalo NY. We were often outside playing while it was
being done. But with drugs, we actually place them into our mouths , spray them into nasal
cavities or smear them directly on our skin every day often for years.
Jendi: Of course we all know of the dangers of drugs, but I never like using them, but
I never thought of it that way. Joette: Allow me to demonstrate the devastation
that occurs in the wake of having taken, in many cases, only a round or two of one of
these pollutants. Here’s a typical story that is so common
that it’s the new normal. It’s a story about a 19 year old girl whose name is Dolly
She attends an Ivy League university where she studies piano performance. She has lived
her rather healthy life with nary a thought towards health. She’s typical of the kids
in upscale universities in the U.S. today. Actually most universities in the West. She
eats organic fare at the school’s trendy cafeteria, sups on whole, organic yogurt and
wouldn’t dream of consuming a Big Mac, yet when her skin breaks out she is worried..
Each month she is visited by blemishes. And since she performs regularly on stage, she
wishes to have flawless skin. So she takes a trip to the infirmary on campus, to get
an expert’s opinion. We already know what the doctor will say, but because of her age,
Dolly is unsuspecting. She leaves the clinic with two predictable prescriptions. One for
an antibiotic and the other for birth control pills. Her “acne”, that was in reality
little more than a monthly show of pimples on her cheeks disappears within days after
commencing the drugs. Jendi: Yes, this does sound like the typical
teenager, doesn’t’ it? Joette: That’s right. But then, WHAM! Jendi: Uh oh. I think I know what’s coming.
Joette: yep, Dolly begins to not feel so well. Her belly aches after eating, constipation
sets in, and she begins to notice a creeping sadness. Nay, frank depression. Small matters
that never troubled her before become dismal and heavy. She also notices that certain foods
cause embarrassing gas, one of which is her beloved yogurt. Dolly has developed chronic illness. And these sufferings may not dwindle over
time, regardless of how soon she stops taking the drugs. If they’re not fully addressed,
they will be commensurate with the amount of time she indulges. Jendi: So let me get this straight. It seems
Dolly has traded a minor skin condition for a new life of gastro intestinal discomforts
and depression. Joette: Yes, you’re right, Jendi. She’s
essentially traded a minor skin condition that would easily be uplifted with a homeopathic
protocol for illness that is likely not going to simply melt away by itselt. Not unlike
most north Americans and others throughout the world, Dolly, as bright as she is, has
been well trained to dash off and get drugs for every ill. So, she drags herself (did
I mention that she now suffers fatigue too?) back to the prestigious clinic in her prestigious
university, where more up to the minute drugs are prescribed and again is lulled with a
little paper for yet more prescriptions. Jemdi: Ok, let me guess. One is for her stomach
aches and another is for her depression and a pain reliever for gastro intestinal pain. Joette: You’ve got it! A pain reliever and
a psychotropic. There is simply no responsible argument for the use of psychotropic drugs
for a young woman who is having a response to birth control pills and antibiotics.
This, my friends, is debauchery and pollution of the most sobering sort. More conspicuously,
one that is avoidable. Jendi: So wouldn’t Dolly’s doctor have
told her about the potential harm that can come from these kinds of drugs? Joette: It’s a rarity that doctors know
or take the time to inform patients and patients don’t understand that part. This is where
its important for folks to take their health care into their own hands. And thank God for
the internet because there’s a good way to acquire this information. It takes only
a visit to Drugs.com or such, to accumulate only a small portion of vital facts regarding
side effects drugs. This is where the official effects are listed. To find what I call the
unofficial short and long term effects takes only a few key strokes and the realm of forums
of people suffering from the fallout of drugs congregate and share their misery. Had Dolly
thought to do this, or if the clinic doc conscientiously warned her, she would have found that the
side effects read like side effects expected after DDT spraying. The long term effects
are rarely listed and they too ought to be taken into account. Knowing what these might
be takes some experience and plain old horse sense.
Jendi: What do you mean by that? Joette: well, its only logical that when you
take an antibiotic that it will rearrange, transform the interior of the gut. After all,
they’re not called antibiotic for nothing. And they don’t target ony the bad micro
organisms; they are like napalm. They kill the beneficial organisms along with the bacteria
that has over grown. Jendi: What about the Birth Control Drugs
that Dolly is taking? Are they a problem too? Joette: We have not yet observed the full
effects of the birth control drugs Dolly is ingesting daily but if the last 50 plus years
of birth control sorrows is an indication, we can only imagine what they may superimpose
on Dolly’s life in the next decade. Why do I say decade? Because that is about the
length of time most young women use these synthetic drugs. Jendi: So what’s Dolly to do? Joette: I say, “Stop Dolly Stop!” Dolly
must stay clear of drugs that pollute the body that throw off symptoms into the future
only to compound them. The way to do this is to consider food changes, add some tincture
of patience and time, perhaps a homeopathic remedy and drop the idea that drugs are ok
when taken in moderation. Jendi: so do you have a plan for her?
Joette: The first step is for Dolly to get off of the drugs. This can be done by offering
homeopathics first, so that the need for the drugs becomes obsolete. This would include
employing a protocol for her gut dysbiosis as well as one for depression and aiming backwards
towards her original complaint of blemishes. Each of these conditions will thoroughly be
completed via homeopathy and we can place Dolly back on wholesome firmament.
Jendi: Do you mean that everyone should get of any drugs they’re taking? Wouldn’t
that be potentially dangerous for some depending on their circumstances?
Joette: You have a very good point. This is not to say that all drugs can or ought to
be stopped abruptly by everyone in all circumstances. Such a sweeping generalization carries potentially
dangerous consequences. But in Dolly’s situation, antibiotics, birth control and psychotropic
pills are at best, superfluous. The next step is for Dolly to consider taking
a dose of Nux vomica 200 that can be taken once daily for three days. This will help
settle the chaos. It’s likely that her stomach pains, gas and even depression, once off the
drugs will soften enough that she can begin moving to a more intelligent way to treat
each of her other conditions. Jendi: What about foods? Does she need to
change what she’s eating, like omitting gluten or dairy?
Joette: Well, Depending on how she suffers, to give her gut a little reprieve, she might
want to lighten the burden and abstain from these foods if she thinks they may be contributing.
But the aim of homeopathy is to root even food sensitivities out so that this step will
become unnecessary in the near future. a dose of Nux vomica 200 that can be taken
once daily for three days. This will help settle the chaos. It’s likely that her stomach
pains, gas and even depression, once off the drugs will soften enough that she can begin
moving to a more intelligent way to treat each of her other conditions.
But Once Dolly’s gastro intestinal tract has responded to antibiotics, she will need
to tighten up the purity and choices of her food for some time while taking up a homeopathic
protocol to right the wrongs. Depending on how she suffers, the remedy choice will dictate.
With her stomach pain, if chronic constipation occampanies it, in which she cannot complete
a bowel motion, the protocol that will likely antidote will be Cheldonium 30 mixed with
Nux vomica 200, taken twice daily for approximately 6 weeks.
Jendi: Can you repeat that remedy name again? Joette: Certainly. There are 2 and it’s
a Banerji Protocol that is a mixture of the 2 together. Its Chelidonium 30 mixed with
Nux vomica 200, 2D for weeks. But remember it covers stomach pain that’s associated
with incomplete bowel movements. Jendi: So what about her acne?
Joette: what Dolly could have done to take care of her minor problem of acne, only this
time with homeopathy would be to use Hepar sulph 200c mixed with Arsenicum album 200c
taken every other day for about six weeks. I’ve written about this method on an earlier
blog. Just use the search bar on the blog and insert the word acne or pimples. You can
do this for many maladies. I give this information out free for readers to learn and pass on.
In fact, All I ask that if the information is helpful, that you pass it on to friends,
neighbors, relatives and colleagues. So back to Dolly. Often that’s just enough
time to eliminate the problem permanently. I learned this little trick in Calcutta at
the side of the great Drs. Banerji where they assured me of the efficacy of this medicine
for acne. They were right. I witness the success of this protocol acting time and again. In fact, for nearly any medical
condition that Dolly might encounter, with a little effort, she might easily had rooted
it out with homeopathy. Indeed, this is not the forum for an in-depth
discussion of chronic illness, such as food intolerances, allergies, Crohn’s, colitis,
hormone imbalances, eczema, constipation, bloating, gut dysbiosis and depression. But
should Dolly be interested in learning how to tend her gut garden for these kinds of
illnesses, she would need to consider taking a course or two, or simply owning a good homeopathy
book. Jendi: I would certainly be helpful if Dolly
learned how to use homeopathy and common sense methods at some time because someday she’ll
have a family. Joette: Yes, she’ll want to know that fever
is normal in childhood diseases,that acne is not something to quell, pains are warning
signs that something is remiss, and need to be rooted out at the cause. She’ll need
to know what is truly worthy of treatment (homeopathic or conventional) and what is
normal and ought to be left alone to avoid a labyrinth of complications.
Jendi: Thanks Joette, this kind of story helps put this into perspective. Dolly is not unlike
most of us, I guess. Joette: Yes, there’s a little Dolly in each
of us. Don’t we all wish that someone (a doctor or our mother, or SOMEONE) would just
tell us what to do, what to take and be on with our lives? But failures teach. A life well lived is one
that requires that we unapologetically take control of our own destinies. For if we don’t,
we will likely fulfill someone else’s instead and it might be the way of industry promoting,
pharmaceutical pollution. In the end, knowing how to use homeopathy
before or even after poor choices can be transformational. Thank you for listening to this podcast with
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