Due to a change in circumstances, I will be taking a sabbatical for next six months (from September 2019). If you need to see a homeopath in this interim, best contact: https://www.findahomeopath.org/ to find one near you. Thank you.
Dr Peter Fisher, homeopath to the Queen has died in a collision with a lorry while cycling in London.
He had served as homeopathic physician to the Queen for about 15 years. He was also the director of research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, (RLHIM), formerly known as the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital.
Dr Fisher, from Highgate, north London, has become the eighth cyclist to die in road accidents in London this year and the fifth fatality from a collision involving a lorry.
Police said they were called to a collision between a lorry and a cyclist on High Holborn, central London, a short distance from the RLHIM, at about 9.30am on Wednesday.
Bystanders tried to give Dr Fisher CPR and paramedics also attended, but he was declared dead at the scene. The lorry driver stopped at the scene in central London and no arrests have been made.
A graduate of Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Dr Fisher was also president of the Faculty of Homeopathy.
Announcing the death, Greg White, chief executive of the Faculty of Homeopathy, said: "The Faculty has to announce, with great sadness, news of the death of Dr Peter Fisher in a road accident. "It's no exaggeration to say Peter is an irreplaceable talent. He truly was a giant in all his fields of endeavour, which included clinician, researcher and academic. He was one of the world leaders in homeopathic research, and will be sorely missed not only by his family and UK friends and colleagues but around the whole world.”
Dr Fisher, a former Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at King's College Hospital, had published numerous articles on rheumatology and on complementary and alternative medicine.
He chaired the World Health Organisation's working group on homeopathy and served on WHO's Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional and Complementary Medicine.
Dr Gill Gaskin, medical director of the specialist hospitals board of University College London Hospitals (UCLH), to which RLHIM is affiliated, said: "We are all deeply shocked and saddened to lose Dr Peter Fisher in such tragic circumstances. "Peter was a highly regarded colleague and friend of many at the RLHIM, where he worked for more than 35 years. He was an international figure in homeopathy who was committed to holistic and compassionate care for his patients. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and patients alike. Our deepest sympathies go out to Peter's family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time."
The Metropolitan Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit is looking into Wednesday's incident and appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact police on 0208 991 9555 or via Twitter @MetCC quoting CAD 1899/15AUG.
Article from: www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/dr-peter-fisher-dead-queen-homeopathic-doctor-london-cyclist-deaths-lorry-crushed-homeopathy-a8494456.html
The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more common and intense.
Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalisations.
Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Special tests that usually must be done within the first few days of illness can tell if a person has the flu.
The symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems.
The influenza virus is transmitted from person to person through respiratory droplets disseminated during sneezing, coughing and talking. The incubation period of influenza is one to four days and infected adults are usually contagious from the day before the onset of symptoms until five days after the symptoms began. The signs and symptoms of uncomplicated influenza usually resolve within a week, although a cough and fatigue may persist.
Complications include otitis media, bacterial sinusitis, secondary bacterial pneumonia, and, less commonly, viral pneumonia and respiratory failure. Complications are also caused by escalation of underlying disease. The risk of hospitalisation is highest in people 65 years and older, in very young children and in those with chronic medical conditions.
Some tips to help prevention & aid healing:
Homeopathy, however, has a lot to offer, both in the prevention and treatment of influenza.
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Full testimony from Dr. Suzanne Humphries, M.D. at the West Virginia Senate Education Committee, USA on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Dr. Humphries is a nephrologist (kidney specialist) physician who began researching vaccines after observing her patients fall ill after receiving vaccinations.
November (Movember) is 'Men's Health Awareness' month
Men can often be reticent in looking after themselves. Let's raise awareness for men's health- physically, mentally & emotionally.
Homeopathy is a gentle healing modality that can make positive and profound differences to your health.
Why not contact me to see how beneficial homeopathy is.
Halloween can be for some a wonderfully exciting time- amazing costumes, playing with friends, staying up late. For others though, there can be a lot of anticipation and fear- the 'ghouls, ghosts' etc imagery can trigger nightmares. With the help of homeopathic remedies such as Aconite, Arnica, Belladonna, Phosphorus, Rescue Remedy and Stramonium, anxieties can gently and quickly be eased in a short period of time.
Too many sweets/ rich food whilst 'trick or treating'?
Homeopathy can help calm the stomach with such remedies such as Arsenicum Album, Lycopodium, Nux Vomica and Pulsatilla.
Have a WONDERFUL Halloween!
Arnica UK has worked on a leaflet about the 'Fluenz', the nasal spray administered in a primary school setting. Arnica UK's main objections are because it is genetically modified and it sheds, so can transmit disease to others including those who didn't consent or those not medically able to have a live vaccine. It has been withdrawn in the US for lack of efficacy by the way.
Arnica UK hope this helps you to be more informed and also helps with any communication with your primary school. Arnica UK have found that this year schools have authorised more absence than last year which is good but it needs to be all schools. Arnica UK feel that any cautious parent wishing to remove their child from school on the day of the 'Fluenz' and 3 days afterwards should be respected and this absence authorised.
Arnica UK will be emailing every school in England and Wales about this and trusts that you will be sharing your concerns too.
Is there such a thing really as non-toxic nail polish? I love the range of colours of nail polish, have been wearing it for years. But, I do know it contains lots of 'nasty' chemicals.
Do you know what's in your nail varnish?
By Dr Mercola
Painting your nails may seem like an innocent part of your beauty routine, but inside those colorful bottles are some not-so-pretty secrets. Toxic chemicals are common in nail polish, and there's often no way for you to know exactly what's lurking inside.
Some might argue that occasional application of nail polish is only going to expose you to trace amounts of chemicals in levels too low to raise concern, but nail polish is just one beauty product that many women use on a regular basis.
When you add up the toxic exposures from nail polish, however "small" they may (or may not) be, with those from fragrances, makeup, body lotions, and more, it can no longer be brushed off as insignificant.
Many chemicals, including those known as endocrine disruptors, have shown adverse effects at even very low doses, and even more concerning are the effects of such chemicals on the most vulnerable populations, like pregnant women and young children (who may also have their nails painted on occasion).
So knowing what's in your nail polish should not be an afterthought. Americans spend upwards of $768 million a year on nail polish, and nail products represent the strongest and fastest-growing segment of the beauty industry.1
You have the power to change the direction this industry is heading by demanding safe, truly non-toxic nail products… and supporting only those brands that follow suit.
Nail Polish Plasticizer Linked to Birth Defects in AnimalsIn 2000, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a study showing that 37 nail polishes from 22 companies contained dibutyl phthalate (DBP). DBP is known to cause lifelong reproductive impairments in male rats, and has been shown to damage the testes, prostate gland, epididymis, penis, and seminal vesicles in animals.
It's used in nail polish because it increases flexibility and shine, but research by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that all 289 people tested had DBP in their bodies.2
Worse still, this chemical, which remember is linked to birth defects in animals, was found at the highest levels in women of childbearing age. According to EWG:3
"Women of childbearing age appeared to receive the highest exposures to DBP. Estimates based on data published by CDC researchers in October 2000 indicate that DBP exposures for 3 million women of childbearing age may be up to 20 times greater than for the average person.
Children born to these women would receive considerable exposure while in the womb, undergoing the most sensitive period of growth and development."
For instance, in one study, women who had higher concentrations of two types of phthalates (DEHP and DBP) also had boys who appeared more feminized in their personality while playing. EWG's findings were the impetus for a coalition of environmental and public health organizations, including EWG, to begin a push for companies to get these toxic chemicals out of their products…
The 'Toxic Trio' in Nail PolishDBP is the first of the toxic trio. The other two toxic ingredients commonly found in nail polish include:
They pledged to remove the toxic trio from their nail polish. The bad news is that, in 2012, California's Department of Toxic Substances revealed that some products claiming to be non-toxic and even "three free" still contained the toxic chemicals.4 For instance:5
"Whether cosmetics products are mislabeled or not, the truth is many personal care products are delivering a number of highly suspicious chemicals into our bodies…
The industry is largely unregulated, allowing cosmetics companies to use any mix of chemicals they choose. Professional products found in salons are not required to provide consumers with even the most basic information on their ingredients."
The Next Generation of Nail Polishes Are '5 Free'Three-free nail polishes are now relatively common, although, as the California study showed, you can't necessarily take the label at face value. The "next generation" of polish has taken it a step further and (supposedly) removed five harmful toxins. Five-free nail polish should be free from DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde, plus:
Almost 13,000 chemicals are used in cosmetics, and only about 10 percent have been evaluated for safety. And although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) actually has direct authority to regulate harmful ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products, it doesn't exercise it…
What does this mean for a health-conscious person like yourself? When you use nail polish, you're taking a chance that you're applying harmful chemicals to your nails, even if it claims to be non-toxic. As pediatrician Dr. Maja Castillo told the Huffington Post:7
"I don't think there have been any definitive studies that show that nail polish alone is enough to cause any harm… But I think that the risks outweigh any potential 'benefits.'"
This may be especially true for children, who are likely to chew on their nails and end up ingesting much of the polish. But regardless of its intended recipient, if you're going to paint your nails your best bet is to choose a reputable eco-friendly brand that is water-based and centered around using natural, non-toxic ingredients. If you visit a nail salon bring your own natural polish with you, or visit a green salon that offers such products. Alternatively, try the natural option below for making your nails shine…
A Natural Way to Create Beautiful NailsSimple buffing can create a nice, smooth sheen to your nails, without using any nail polish whatsoever. An added boon is that it may actually help your nails grow stronger and longer due to increased circulation, and you won't have to worry about chipped nail polish either. The following video demonstrates how to buff your own nails.
Dr Liz Thompson talks about homeopathy on the NHS from a doctors' perspective.
The NHS consultation ends on October, 21.
Before training as a homeopath I worked in the field of art and design. As with any discipline there are always those characters that seem to stand out, and in architecture, for me, one of the major figures is Mies van der Rohe (1886-1996. His famous aphorism 'less is more' for me echo the wonders of homeopathy. By reducing and distilling a buildings components into simple forms, Mies van der Rohe aimed to intensify the outcome, integrating an idea and a concise palette of materials to create cohesive individual places.
As homeopaths we consider the individual- mentally/ physically and spiritually, aiming to integrate the whole. No individuals are of course totally alike, likewise there are a huge range of homeopathic remedies for similar symptoms i.e. common hay fever symptoms such as watery eyes, congestion, sneezing etc can be treated with a variety of remedies.
Dr Dorothy Shepherd (1885-1952), a pioneering medical doctor and homeopath, is for me, another such figure. She wrote a number of books championing using homeopathic preparations 'minimally' to help enhance the body's natural healing ability. Her books 'The Magic of the Minimum Dose' and 'More Magic of the Minimum Dose' attest the benefits of using homeopathy 'minimally' in a wide range of cases.
The 'minimum' dose works as the stimulus to trigger the healing response naturally in the body. Logically it needs only a small dose to effect this response which will not upset the bodies natural balance which needs to remain.
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