Are diseases harder to cure today?

The catalogue of human diseases has been expanding with extremely alarming rates over the past century creating an epidemic of manmade iatrogenesis.
The era of industrial and agricultural mechanization has marked the beginning of a new stage in the history of human civilization. And so did the pharmaceutical industry by monopolizing the healthcare system. Healthcare is not about curing diseases. It is about masking symptoms through the administration of petrochemical drugs and invasive procedures, which as a result unleashes the dormant inherent predispositions and further weakens the constitution to create life-long customers for the pharmaceutical profit driven cartels.
We live in a chemical-laden environment. Our natural habitat being chronically poisoned is steadily drifting away from the optimal conditions that are an absolute pre-requisite for maintaining good health of all life within its limits.
We are fixated on eliminating mild natural illnesses, which natural design is to prime the immune system and prevent much more impactful and even lethal chronic maladies later in life. Yet, we have adopted the norm of manmade diseases induced by unnatural, unphysiological and ultimately harmful synthetic drugs, invasive surgeries, chemical-laden food, contaminated water and air. By forcefully inflicting change upon our ecosystem we must accept the inevitable consequences that come with that decision. And they are not promising.
Pathogens are becoming more resilient and virulent. Diseases are reaching a peak of resistance to the point of incurability, where only mere palliation is deemed possible. There are too many obstacles for a true cure to take place.
We need to come to terms with a simple truth. That is no amount of positive thinking and belief that organic food, clean water, natural therapies, nutritional supplements and such are going to help us unless we remove the maintaining causes that excited the dis-ease in the first place.
Perhaps, instead of perpetually seeking for “new revolutionary cures” for the entire catalogue of maladies we have created for ourselves, it would be wiser to take a step back and correct the residue of our own wrongdoing.
Let’s begin at the beginning then.

Article by Zara Bourgeois, CCH(cand)

diaper rash Homeopathy

Homeopathic treatment of diaper rash

Homeopathy is highly effective in the treatment of even the most persistent skin affections.

One of the most frustrating experiences for parents is dealing with a stubborn diaper rash. Temporary diaper rash could be associated with teething. Chronic nappy rash could be caused by overgrowth of Candida albicans (also is baby has been given antibiotics or through breast milk if the mother has been on antibiotics) in the moist, poorly aerated area beneath the diaper and is often transmitted to a child by skin to skin contact with an infected adult. Baby’s buttocks, thighs and genitals become red, sore, spotty, itchy and weepy.

Homeopathic remedies should be taken internally in combination with mild plant-based ointments. There are a number of over the counter diaper rash creams, but most conventional formulations are zinc oxide-based and should be avoided. Those are not only suppressive, but may pose certain risks to the child’s health in the long term. For more details on the safety and side effects of zinc oxide visit: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/zinc-oxide-cream.html

There are different lines of natural diaper ointments based on herbal formulas and homeopathic creams containing low potency preparations of herbs with known anti-septic and anti-inflammatory healing properties.

Calendula or Symphytum-based creams can be purchased at any health food store or natural pharmacy.

Homeopathic remedies for internal use:

Medorrhinum

Skin eruption, area is red, raw, inflamed and prone to bleeding.

Calcarea carbonica

Diaper rash in a chubby baby who suffers from profuse head sweating at night.

Sulphur

Skin rash with bright red colour especially around the anus. The area is very itchy with burning sensation. The skin can become raw, break open and bleed. The child will aggravate from taking a hot bath. Keep the baby as cool as possible.

Hepar sulphur

The affected area is very tender and sensitive to touch and so is the the child emotionally. The skin may ooze pus with old rotten cheese kind of smell. Warm bath ameliorates. The child tends to be chilly and can not tolerate the touch of cold hands.

Petroleum

The affected area is extremely sensitive, raw, burning, itchy and difficult to heal, especially in the folds and around the scrotum. The skin may crack and bleed. Keep the area well aired, clean and dry. It is best if baby can go without a diaper. The child is very irritable.

Graphites

The skin rash is in the folds of the skin. It tends to be raw, inflamed, dry, cracked and itchy. If there is thick, honey coloured oozing form the affected area and the presence of yellow crust – think of Graphites. The child will not want a warm bath as it aggravates.

Some useful tips:

  1. Change the diaper more frequently to ensure the area is always clean and dry.
  2. Wash the baby’s bottom with mild organic soap and lukewarm water, pat dry with clean sterile cotton towel and apply Calendula cream. Do not use wet wipes unless you have no access to soap and water at the moment. Do not smear the excrement around the affected and already inflamed area.
  3. Do wash your hands immediately after changing diapers and be careful if you are aware of having yeast infection as it can be transmitted to the baby through skin to skin contact.
  4. Allow the baby to spend as much time as possible out of diapers provided the room is warm and dry.
  5. If breast feeding the mother is encouraged to exclude sweets and sugar from her diet. Also remove fresh fruit, fruit pouches and acidic food from baby’s diet as those make for acrid and excoriating excrements causing irritation and prevent speedy healing.
  6. If symptoms persist consult your family physician

Article is courtesy of Zara Bourgeois, DIHom(pact.), CCH(cand.)