Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Stress of Jobloss

I have worked freelance in the feature film industry and several times in my life I have found myself out of work for long periods. Early on I realized that it was best to have avocations or dreams to fulfill that were personal and did not need money to do. I learned to eat simpler and better using beans and pulses and tofu and found this trimmed me up and gave me self esteem. I drove my car as seldom as possible and got my bike out and even today at 74 more often ride it or take public transport and this saves money and gives me exercise which is important for me as I am sedentary and prefer inactivity of a physical kind.

All these things help me but the main problem of no work is the worry of will I ever get another job and so I suffer to from insecurity, fear, impatience, panic even sometimes. I cope with all these using Bach Rescue Remedy to help me center and straighten up my perspective. It is best if you are interested to just Google Bach Flower Remedies. Edward Bach was an English doctor who opined that the mind/spirit split was the cause of all disease and dis-ease. I would have to say having used his remedies particularly his Rescue Remedy that he is right in this thinking as we are mind driven. This does not mean now having the problem at a physical plane the remedies will help us strengthen ourselves to the point of healing but certainly they will help. I make kits and the information about Bach and Rescue Remedy is My #1 Tromos Stress Remedy. You can find it documented at Go there to read about it or to Bach's site.

Being out of work is hardest on the mind and Bach remedies with no side effects are a great help.

Now if you cannot sleep properly because of an overactive mind at bed time my #6 remedy is great. It is homeopathic and also has no side effects.

I suggest you look at all the remedies and the understandings of Homeopathy at my site as the language is simple and they are all there because I and hundreds of workers on films led me to these as great remedies to begin with homeopathy as a way to heal. All the remedies I mention can be bought at most Natural health stores.

Watch your breath come in and out and the world will change as you calm yourself. It is perhaps the only lesson one needs to learn in dealing with stress.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Samuel Hahnemann is the heart of Homeopathy and under his careful hand it grew and it is our task to keep it growing and being used by the people of the world to help them to regain health when their bodies fail them. His greatest realization was a way to get the body to wake up and do its own work: to support the bodies immune system.

His great gift Homeopathic remedies have no side effects.

My personal experiences over thousands of direct observations on film sets and in the world at large is that the remedies are fast acting in acute cases of all kinds from stubbed toes to flu and bad temper. I marvel at the success and feel the appreciation of all those I have helped just by carrying books to diagnose and remedies to give.

To read the life of this one man in a few short paragraphs is to come in the end to appreciate his contribution to the health of man and to the millions of people who follow his clear basic understandings to deal with disease and dis-ease.]

Saturday, May 23, 2009

THE WORLD'S GOT FLU rap poem by me.

Following is the rap poem that I filmed on Thursday and Friday in Toronto. it is now being edited and archival images being added with a sound track. I expect it out by next Friday.
It was actually in the middle of the shoot that I realized I am an Activist. It carries good and bad attributes and I hope to keep mine solidly focused on issues that I can put forward with surety. I am confident of my experience in many fields from politics, organization and on the ground healing. I am building the army of people who will come forward as well as I can.
Maybe some other rappers will read the words and will do their own version. Anyone wishing to make a version is welcome to. Just write me and I will give appropriate sanction to the material.

Read all about it! Read all about it!

The worlds got flu;
What will I do? Or will I turn to mushy goo

The hospitals’s full. line ups round the block
Will they put Emergency doors on lock?

The hours are going by at a slow tick tock
It’s drivin me nuts, I’m only a jock,

my mouth is dry. My head is burstin
Gotto get a flu shot my body’s thurstin

Tamiflu’s run out and Swine flu’s on its way
My stomachs down to bile, can’t last another day

I’ve eaten all the garlic and nothin stops the pain
What to do man… Life’s goin down the drain.

My eyes are all a hurtin so I think I’ll go on line
Maybe there’s something new on how to get me fine

I read the horror stories of children getting sick
And Tamilfu so full of tricks salesmen selling slick

Suicide’s a side effect, At least it does the trick.
Oh I’m feeling rotten. I’m achy to the quick

I looked up 1918 when the world had awesome dying
Flu then was a nightmare without it even trying

I read about the quacks suckin bread crust soaked in lye
There’s gotta be relief or we’re all gonna die.

Hidden in the papers at the back for NONE to read
Was a little group of doctors who had managed to succeed

They used stuff that had no side effects. Cost pennies to make
And all it seemed to do was get your soul to wake

Its made the same and does the same as it did way back then
A medicine that makes you well from a guy called Hahnemann

Sam was a German doctor back when leeches were the rage
Who found our bodies strong, just needing a healing phase

He called it Homeopathy and the doctors hated hearing.
For it didn’t try to kill disease but got folks back to healing

The doctors tried to squash him for they were killing bugs
And into hiding pain with pills that drove you nuts.

And now we’re in a world that’s run on making filthy money.
Pharmaceuticals that top the list and keep us far from sunny.

And we poor souls cannot resist the easy fixes that don’t mix
So they have captured all of us and we are in a dodo fix

But have no fear as I READ on I saw some rays of light
That led me to a remedy at a health store one fine night

The shelves had gentle cures that Hahnemann had made
Now my head is getting clear, my stomachs smooth as jade.

Obama signalled change just a few short months ago
And now he’s building us again to be vibrant in our flow

I know he reads the pages and always to the end
soon he’ll spot the stories and vaccines will be dead

So when the dust has settled we’ll come to see that greed
Will never win the day and good health will soon be freed!!!

Rise up and see the early light and find this other way
To heal yourself so gently and live healthy every day.

American Florence Nightingale Ward-healer-peer model

Now I´m doing nights again. Florence Nightingale, the lady with the lantern...Some hard stuff here, actually. There is no justice in faith.

I twittered Florence Nightingale and up came many references to her and some like the one above. Nursing is difficult and tiring.

Florence Nightingale is still famous for her work with wounded in the Crimean war and her dedication to service for others. There is in America a woman Florence Nightingale Ward (1860-1919)who lived in San Fransisco and as a Homeopathic doctor rendered the same brilliant service to her countrymen.

She surely is a peer model like her namesake. An American peer model. Her contributions were all done while she raised 3 children. Clinics and Hospitals she manifested during her lifetime. But I will not spoil any of it for you. Open the URL and enjoy her life and also the complexity of the Medical world in 1900 in America.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lets get real about the Swine Flu

Just go to Wikipedia and realize that Swine flu was first identified in the USA in 1976 at Fort Dix. You can read the whole history of this particular flu outbreak and realize it is flu like all other flu with symptoms similar to other flu outbreaks: the flu that breaks out every year in many countries and sometimes is weak and sometimes strong. They virus does have different hosts that become dominant and so can be identified although the identification is not the most important aspect of flu response.

The important aspect is how to deal with its symptoms in a way that strengthens the body to deal with the problems that flu create and that does not move the situation into pneumonia and other more difficult problems for the body to deal with.

The Pharmaceuticals got into the game heavily with their flu vaccines by identifying the different strains with clever numbers and coming up with a supposedly definitive response to each particular variety. We know that the vaccines they have developed are marginal at best in prevention and can have dangerous side effects at worst. But far worse is billions of dollars wasted by governments especially the American Governments, national, state and local to hype the use of the vaccine and actually making it mandatory in some states for those who they deem vulnerable. This is draining our Health Care System that is struggling with drug costs as it is.

It is time we woke up to these facts and started to deal with flu in a much more adult way.

Homeopathy is effective in treating flu and has no side effects is cheap to make and can be made very quickly. This is known.

Homeopathy has treated flu strains effectively even in the horrible 1918 epidemic that did ravage the world and claimed so many lives. Just go to and read the successes Homeopathy had with the 1918 epidemic and know that the same remedies are in use today to deal with flu symptoms to strengthen the body and not try to kill a mutating virus which is like any XMen sequel trying to chase morphed enemies and never quite succeeding.

We are being ripped off in a most overt way by scare tactics and the World Health Orgoanization that mistakenly serves the pharmaceutical/medical paradigm. We have to get real and each of us should demand a new look at flu as something to be dealt with calmly and in a safe and cost effective way. Homeopathy does this.

Get cracking and send this blog to all your local Governments, media bylines, talk shows, editorials, doctors and friends who can take advantage of Homeopathic treatment if ailing from flu symptoms.

Lets create the groundswell and make change happen.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Winds of Change

It is very windy today and wind brings change it seems. I think of the line the winds of change and it feels to me that the whole world is in the winds of change and I suppose that is not new but to me somehow it seems very poignant at this time.

We have come to learn about greed in a most horrible way as the banks fail and everyone is scrambling to make it right. It is odd that the congress of the USA refused to cap credit card companies interest charges at 18%. I am saddened by this for that this is a huge percentage as it is. It is not about the work required to manage these accounts. It is all about profit to the bank and its investors. Greed is a strong reality it seems and modesty, love, nurturing and sharing are now far down on the scale of things.

I went to a meeting of Couch Surfers. I am a member and offer a place in my house free to members who are people traveling on low budgets. It is an interesting way to meet people and so far very pleasant for they are thankful and I am too for they bring good energy into my house.

One young man in his final year at University studying Mathematics I believe got into a conversation with me about health and what we eat. He said he could care less about what he eats and just wants to live life in a pleasure mode. I said that did not seem very warm and friendly toward himself. He asked me if I had two weeks of water stored in my house and two weeks of food. I said no. He said if we get into a crunch a real crunch that no one has protected themselves from bad times. I couldn't disagree with him and realized that somehow I could get to my brother's farm where I could survive but most were doomed if power really went out for any length of time.

It was so sad to know that this smart young man felt overall that he had only today to live for and really caring for the body that allowed his mind to be so agile and alert was not even vaguely of consequence to him.

We have a body that our mind somehow is in charge of sort of. By that I mean we can decide what we will fuel this body with both with food and with thoughts and with activity. Sounds right. We actually have a unique bundle of energy that is ok at birth except for all the things we have inherited from others who have gone before us. But in the main we all have the same tools. So it is how do we develop the body and mind over our lives that is really central to keeping ourselves in one piece. We are sealed systems and our skin, lungs and digestive system is how our bodies interact with the outside world. Oh yes the senses play a part too.

The digestive system is incredibly strong and thoughtful too for if we add the wrong things into our stomachs for digestion it will deal with that. It will deal with everything we put in for it knows to translate and transfer things to where they can be used. So, good and bad it tries to cope with our own madness for sugar and other foods we know are not healthy. It stores some poisons in our fat and it reacts to other things by triggering the body to take on the state that the food demands from us. Much of this is unnoticed when we are young other than what brings pleasure and what brings pain. Not many of us are taught how to treat this entity called self. Why we take care of our dogs better, if we have dogs.

We are caretakers of a wonderful living entity. Would it not be a good idea to love this entity for we will die if it dies. Treat yourself with thought and kindness and see how wonderful life will be.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Some reviews about Tamiflu by patients
I stopped reading this after about a page for the stories of the side effects of Tamiflu just supported the reasons we have to get Governments and the WHO to opt out of this push to get the Swine flu vaccine into the population of the world. This vaccine is like a bad XMAN movie franchise. The enemy is seen, the pundits gather and make a weapon to kill it. The next time the enemy is seen it has morphed and the weapon is useless but has hurt many innocent people. How many times are we going to spend billions of dollars in this flu franchise which is nothing but a money grab by the Pharmaceuticals. Join and help us make Governments wake up and stop killing us with medicines like Tamiflu.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


This is an article from Good Parenting This site has many good articles in it.

It is worth reading the article to recognize that there are many remedies in Homeopathy that can help a child adjust to his community without getting into pharmaceuticals that have dangerous side effects. Getting a good homeopathic doctor is the surest way to go but just reading this article you will find ways to help your child adjust. It is nice to know too that none of these remedies have side effects.

Homeopathic ADHD Remedies - What the Drug Companies Are Hiding Posted By : William Locke

Did you know that up to 20% of ADHD children have such a negative reaction to ADHD psychostimulants that they cannot continue with the treatment ? Are you aware that many hyped up mind altering drugs have failed in clinical trials? Finally, did you know that 23 infants (less than twelve months old) in Florida were prescribed these antipsychotics? It is when parents read things like this that they decide to have no part in this, as it is quite frankly, far too risky for their children’s health. No surprise in guessing that homeopathic ADHD remedies are now gaining such popularity in USA, UK and Europe.

ADHD in children does not always start at the same point in a child’s life. Sometimes ADHD is brought on by a traumatic event in early childhood. Arnica, one of the homeopathic ADHD remedies, is useful for children getting over a trauma

Aurum metallicum is indicated for those children who have difficulty in social relationships and in making friends. It is also useful for children who have sinus problems and suffer from nasal congestion.

Take another one of the homeopathic ADHD remedies like Lachesis which is really effective for those children who talk non stop and drive everybody mad. Those children who respond well to this remedy may also be sarcastic, moody and given to revenge.

The inattentive spacey and rather giddy child can benefit from Nux Moschata. They tend to be rather drowsy although they are sometimes most cooperative in doing household chores but they do have problems in focusing on tasks and concentrating. There are literally hundreds of ADHD homeopathic remedies which address the symptoms of ADHD .

In considering whether ADHD homeopathic remedies might be suitable for your child, it is better to do some homework first and find out as much as possible about the treatments being offered. You should always ask or just simply find out about what sort of manufacturing processes are involved and indeed the provenance of the ingredients themselves. Where are they grown ? Are they biologically pure? Who are the staff involved and are they certified and qualified homeopaths. If the company has a FDA registered facility for manufacturing the remedies, then this is another plus. Homeopathic ADHD remedies could well be the answer to your child’s problems and save you loads of money and worry!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Homeopathy beats the flu easily and safely stop WHO drive to vaccinate

I rest my case in the article below. Don't be fooled by the pharmaceutical cartel that is foisting toxic flu shots on us all through the W.H.O. It is time to speak out and move the world to a saner safer way of dealing with this normal problem - the flu.

Excerpt from FLU: Alternative Treatments and Prevention
by Randall Neustaedter OMD, North Atlantic Books, 2005

Finding the right homeopathic medicine for the flu is usually straightforward because the symptoms tend to be dramatic and easily characterized.

Most flu seasons and epidemics fit a common homeopathic picture, so that the majority of people with the flu will benefit from the epidemic medicine. Homeopaths in practice will easily discover this medicine in their community after seeing a few cases of the flu. For example, the epidemic medicine for the 1918 Spanish flu was Gelsemium (with Bryonia and Eupatorium as secondary prescriptions), which has also been the appropriate medicine for many other flu seasons. I have created a database for epidemic medicines in various parts of the United States reported by experienced homeopathic practitioners. These epidemic reports can be found at in the flu section. Find your area of the country and you will see the most frequently prescribed homeopathic medicine for the flu where you live.

Homeopaths are singularly confident about treating viral illness, including flu. There is a long history of successful management of serious acute infections with homeopathy, particularly the flu. Homeopathic medicine proved extremely effective in the management of the 1918 flu epidemic, and it will prove itself in any future flu pandemic, just as it does every winter in the treatment of that year's flu cases. The Spanish flu pandemic was a plague that exceeded the ravages of the Bubonic Plague of 1347 that killed a third of the European population. Worldwide the Spanish flu killed an estimated 40 million people. In some primitive cultures the death rate was 100 percent. Fortunately, many patients in the United States had access to homeopathic medical care. A report to the American Institute of Homeopathy in 1921 documented the dramatic success of homeopathy in the worst flu pandemic in history. The death rate of 24,000 flu cases under conventional medical care in that study was 28.2 percent, while the death rate of 26,000 cases treated with homeopathy was a nearly miraculous 1.05 percent. Similarly, many homeopathic physicians each reported treating thousands of patients with very few deaths.

Homeopathic Flu Prevention

For at least the past 150 years homeopathic practitioners have used the medicine Influenzinum as a flu preventive. Influenzinum is a homeopathic medicine made from flu viruses. A proprietary preparation is produced by Dolisos pharmacy each year using the flu virus strains recommended by the World Health Organization for the year's vaccine production (Dolivaxil – containing Influenzinum 9C). The typical dosage is once per week for four weeks beginning in October or later, followed by another dose three weeks later.

Between the years 1918 and 1957 the preparation of Influenzinum was derived from samples of blood or nasal secretions taken from patients who contracted the flu during the deadly 1918 flu pandemic. Subsequent to 1957 Influenzinum preparations come from a homeopathic preparation of the yearly flu viruses chosen for the flu vaccine.

In 1998 the French Society of Homeopathy conducted a survey of 23 homeopathic doctors concerning their use of Influenzinum as a flu preventive (Coulamy, 1998). The survey included use of Influenzinum over a 10 year period (1987-1998) in 453 patients. The protocol for the frequency of doses varied considerably among these doctors. Weekly doses were used by 26 percent of participants and monthly dosage by 23 percent. Another 16 percent used a weekly then monthly dosage plan, and 35 percent applied some other dosage protocol. 80 percent of respondents began treatment in the fall (September through November) and ended between February and April. In this French survey 70 percent of participants used a 9C strength of Influenzinum. (In the US one would assume a higher proportion of practitioners use a higher strength because of the different prescribing preferences between the two countries.)

Results of the survey were remarkable. In approximately 90 percent of the cases no instances of the flu occurred when Influenzinum was used preventively no matter what the dosage protocol. Among the physicians the effectiveness was deemed good to very good in 90 percent of the cases. In 5 percent there was no protective effect. Of the patients, 98 percent expressed a desire to take the same preventive treatment the following year. Certainly this confidence in homeopathic prevention among physicians with many years of experience and their patients speaks to the effectiveness of Influenzinum as a flu preventive. It should be noted that a clinical study that approaches statistical significance evaluating the preventive effects of any homeopathic preparation would probably be prohibitively expensive.


One specific homeopathic medicine used to treat the flu has been subjected to clinical trials. The medicine is a homeopathic preparation of the liver and heart of a Barbary duck (trade name Oscillococcinum). This medicine was first formulated in 1925. Its name arose from a spurious notion that the blood of flu victims in the 1918 pandemic contained bacteria composed of balls (cocci) that vibrated, or oscillated. Joseph Roy, a French physician at the time identified this supposed pathogen and found it in many animal species. He chose as the source of his homeopathic preparation a duck, possibly an extremely fortuitous accident because of the association between human flu epidemics and bird viruses.

Oscillococcinum was first studied in France during the 1987 flu epidemic caused by an H1N1 virus. This multi-center study examined the effect of Oscillococcinum (200C) on the early symptoms of flu. Results were published in the peer-reviewed British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. A group of 149 non-homeopathic physicians enlisted 487 patients in the study, each of whom had developed flu-like symptoms during the previous 24 hours. Symptoms met strict criteria for the level of fever and the presence of associated flu symptoms. This took place in the midst of a documented flu epidemic. A treatment group and control group were established and the medicine prescribed in 5 doses, once at the physician's office and then twice a day for two days following. More patients in the treatment group recovered completely in the first 48 hours than the control group (17 percent of patients with active treatment compared to 10 percent of controls). This was deemed a statistically significant difference. More patients in the treatment group also judged the treatment as favorable compared to the placebo, 61 percent vs 49 percent (Ferley, 1989).

In 1990 German physicians replicated the French study of Oscillococcinum. They used the same criteria as the previous study and enrolled 372 patients. After 48 hours of treatment with Oscillococcinum the treatment group had significantly milder symptoms than the control group, and the number of patients with no symptoms from day two onward was significantly greater in the treatment group (17.4 percent) compared to the control group (6.6 percent) (Papp, 1998).

Both of these studies show a significant curative effect of a homeopathic medicine in the treatment of flu in carefully conducted, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials. The two studies were done in different countries, each with many participating physicians, and during two different flu epidemics, presumably caused by different viruses. Conventional antiviral drugs reduce the duration of flu by about one day if taken within the first 48 hours of illness (Cooper, 2003). Comparing the results of these studies with the meager effect of conventional treatment shows that homeopathy carries the potential to make a dramatic difference in any flu epidemic without the risk of drug side effects.

Homeopathic Flu Medicines

The two most frequently indicated homeopathic flu medicines over the past 100 years have been Gelsemium and Bryonia. There are significant differences in the symptom pictures of these two medicines that make it easy to decide which is the better fit. They are not the only medicines used to treat the flu, but between them they will probably fit the majority of cases.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The 1918 Flu Pandemic

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(From: J. Winston. 1999. The Faces of Homeopathy. Great Auk Publishing. Wellington: New Zealand.)

It is hard to imagine the devastation caused by the flu epidemic of 1918-19. People who lived through it reported that someone who was up and well in the morning could be dead by evening.

It was about as deadly as the Black Death. Twenty million people died world-wide. Twelve and a half (12.5) million died in India alone - four percent of the population. In the United States, 548,000 people died in the epidemic.

The following is an extract from an article entitled "Homeopathy in Influenza- A Chorus Of Fifty In Harmony" by W. A. Dewey, MD from the Journal of the American Institute Of Homeopathy in 1921.

* Dean W. A. Pearson of Philadelphia collected 26,795 cases of influenza treated by homoeopathic physicians with a mortality of 1.05%, while the average old school mortality was 30%.

* Thirty physicians in Connecticut responded to my request for data. They reported 6,602 cases with 55 deaths, which is less than 1%. In the transport service I ha 81 cases on the way over. All recovered and were landed. Every man received homoeopathic treatment. One ship lost 31 on the way. - H. A Roberts, MD, Derby, Connecticut

* In a plant of almost 8,000 workers we had only one death. The patients were not drugged to death. Gelsemium was practically the only remedy used. We used no aspirin and no vaccines. - Frank Wieland, MD, Chicago

* I did not lose a single case of influenza ; my death rate in the pneumonia was 2.1%. The salicylates, including aspirin and quinine, were almost the sole standbys of the old school and it was a common thing to hear them speaking of losing 60% of their pneumonias. - Dudley A. Williams, MD, Providence, Rhode Island

* Fifteen hundred cases were reported at the Homoeopathic Medical Society of the District of Combia with but fifteen deaths. Recoveries in the National Homoeopathic Hospital were 100% - E. F. Sappington, MD, Philadelphia.

* I have treated 1,000 cases of infuenza. I have the records to show my work. I have no losses. Please give all credit to homoeopathy and none to the Scotch-Irish-American! T. A. McCaan, MD, Dayton, Ohio.

* One physician in a Pittsburg hospital asked a nurse if she knew anything better than what he was doing, because he was losing many cases. "Yes, Doctor, stop aspirin and go down to a homeopathic pharmacy, and get homeopathic remedies." The Doctor replied: "But that is homeopathy." "I know it, but the homeopathic doctors for whom I have nursed have not lost a single case."

Julian Winston relates a further comment from his first homeopath, Dr Ray Seidel:

"In reading accounts of the epidemic it seems many deaths were caused by a virulent pneumonia that was especially devastating to those who depressed their system with analgesics, the most common being aspirin. Raymond Seidel told me he decided to become a homeopathic doctor when he was 10 year old delivery boy for a local homeopath. He said, "I saw that the people who were taking aspirin were dying, and about half of those who were drinking a lot of whiskey were dying, and those receiving homeopathic remedies were living."
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