Homeopathy in the News
Wegman's Receives Award
MILWAUKIE, Ore., July 11, 2019 --The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) has awarded Wegmans Food Markets with the Integrative Medicine Award. This honor recognizes a retailer that promotes and sells products that encompass a broad range of therapeutic approaches to achieve optimal health and wellness for consumers seeking to participate actively in their healthcare.
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Reliable Homeopathic Research at Your Fingertips!
Do you have friends or family who just aren't sure about homeopathy? Of course you know it works and you tell all your friends because you've seen the incredible results, but the research on the topic speaks volumes.
We encourage you to share this wonderful compendium of research papers with friends and family unfamiliar with homeopathy. You too will enjoy perusing the links to thousands of research articles to learn all the amazing ways homeopathy has helped people around the world. Click here to view our growing collection of research articles and link to the most extensive homeopathic research database available anywhere in the world.
Cold, Cough and Flu Season
November is often the beginning of the cold weather season in much of the U.S. It also typically marks the beginning of the cold, cough, and flu season. Many often ask why do flu-like symptoms spread so easily during cold weather months? Researchers think they have an answer.
According to the New York Times,
Peter Palese, a flu researcher who is professor and chairman of the microbiology department at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York (and has published his findings) was reading a paper published in 1919 in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the flu epidemic at Camp Cody in New Mexico, he came upon a key passage: “It is interesting to note that very soon after the epidemic of influenza reached this camp, our laboratory guinea pigs began to die.”
At first, the study’s authors wrote, they thought the animals had died from food poisoning. But, they continued, “a necropsy on a dead pig revealed unmistakable signs of pneumonia.”
Dr. Palese bought some guinea pigs and exposed them to the flu virus. Just as the paper suggested, they got the flu and spread it among themselves. So Dr. Palese and his colleagues began their experiments. By varying air temperature and humidity in the guinea pigs’ quarters, they discovered that transmission was excellent at 41 degrees. It declined as the temperature rose until, by 86 degrees, the virus was not transmitted at all. The virus was transmitted best at a low humidity, 20 percent, and not transmitted at all when the humidity reached 80 percent. The animals also released viruses nearly two days longer at 41 degrees, than at a typical room temperature of 68 degrees.
In the end, the question is this: are viruses that cause flu-like illnesses simply more stable and resilient when air is cold and dry, or are animals more stressed and therefore more susceptible to illnesses when the weather turns cold? Something for the experts to ponder…
Thanks to Washington Homeopathic Products for this article.
FDA-Give us more time!
The FDA recently issued a statement that they were withdrawing the previous guidance (regarding regulations) and will be replacing it with a new, revised guidance. The proposed new guidance has some helpful changes and some detrimental ones.
Unfortunately, the detrimental ones are very detrimental, and we must now pressure the FDA to revise this guidance considerably.
1. The new Draft Guidance, if adopted, will allow the FDA to withdraw even properly manufactured and labeled homeopathic medicines from the marketplace.
2. It is clear that the FDA intends to use this authority and has even mentioned specific medicines such as Belladonna, Nux vomica and Lachesis muta in its public statements regarding enforcement.
3. The authority for this kind of assault on homeopathy will result in the declaration by the FDA that all homeopathic medicines are “new drugs.” Homeopathic medicines have been around for 200 years. This declaration means that under federal law all homeopathic drugs will become technically “illegal” and subject to withdrawal from the marketplace. If the FDA just thinks there is a problem with a homeopathic medicine, it can withdraw it without conducting any sort of investigation.
4. Since the agency has already told us that it thinks that Belladonna, Nux vomica, Lachesis muta and several other remedies are dangerous, we can anticipate that it will try to remove them from the marketplace as soon as the guidance is finalized.
5. Once this happens, the only conceivable way these remedies could be reinstated is to go through what the FDA calls a New Drug Application (NDA). But that’s not going to happen for two reasons:
That means that when the FDA removes a homeopathic remedy from the market, it will be the equivalent of banning it. The FDA may even prevent you from being able to order your remedies from abroad.
We must get the FDA to change its unreasonable and misinformed guidance to reflect the realities of homeopathic medicines: They are nontoxic, mild, effective and have few, if any, side-effects. Homeopaths use them in ways that individualize treatment.
Help us get an extension so that there will be enough time to prepare a proper response to the FDA. We need the additional time to prepare materials to show the FDA step-by-step how to change the Draft Guidance in ways that will protect rather than imperil homeopathy. Please click on the button below to make a comment to the FDA in just a minute or two.
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