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“Ask Your Doctor” Rubbish I Ignored and How I Did It Myself Instead

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

April 19th, 2015  |  17 Comments

 

The other day, I overheard a young mother in the grocery store tell her friend that her 6 month old had “spiked” a fever of 103, so she called the doctor who prescribed Acetaminophen and an antibiotic.

I had to bite my tongue.

Really? What’s wrong with a fever? And more importantly, giving such monumentally controlling drugs to an infant? Drugs that have never been tested on children?

How could a pediatrician be so wrong??

And with impunity?

I must remind myself that it’s not unusual for medicine to offer botched up advice.  In fact, I contend that most everything after the diagnosis is tendered is twaddle.

Not only is the practice of pediatrics in lockstep with this, but they often lead the way.

This is where a mother gets her training and a child learns that the only person to trust for health is the doctor.

Mothers have learned how not to learn.

Where did this all start?  One germination field was with the Father of American Pediatrics, L. Emmett Holt, MD.

In his popular book, “The Care and Feeding of Children”, he instructed mothers to let their newborn infant cry so that the lungs can expand.  And this should take place every day from 15-30 minutes.2015-04-19 09.52.51

He says, “This is necessary for health.  It is the baby’s exercise.”

More importantly, this American pediatric terrorist offered his readers a glimpse into what he thinks babies are.

“A nursery fence two feet high, made to surround a mattress, is an excellent device and makes a convenient box stall for the young animal” (my emphasis)  “where it (my emphasis again) can learn to use both its (there it is again) arms and legs without the danger of injury.”

‘Gotta love those pediatricians.  They may get it wrong, but they act like they know anyhow.

What else have they gotten wrong?

Well, there’s the tonsillectomy craze that has lessened only slightly over the last century for any tonsil that dares to stand proud.

Then there were the warnings to mothers that nursing their babies was barbaric and unscientific.

This medical opinion influenced two generations of mothers to commit to sugary baby formula instead of offering precious breast milk.

Something about these guys makes me think they were disdainfully viewing mothers and their offspring like they were members of a lost barbarian tribe or something.

Lest we forget the Accutane debacle; allow me to remind you that it was regularly prescribed by pediatricians for any pimple that tried to imitate a tonsil.

The drug was eventually yanked from the market, but not before it caused birth defects and suicides.

And now we have the birth control pill or shot (whichever your child prefers) for anything from menstrual pain to acne to an opportunity for the docs to train young girls to, “take control of their sexuality as young as possible.”

It makes me nauseous just writing this.

But not to worry, I can get Compazine suppositories from a pediatrician for that, too.

These, my friends, are the  reasons I learned how to treat my children’s ailments myself.

This was my 3 part strategy:

  1. I purchased a stethoscope. And no, I didn’t wear it like a badge around my neck to elevate my status, but rather taught myself to use it to listen for lung infections.  Read below about what I used for bronchitis.

I had planned to buy an otoscope, but since every time one of my kids got an ear infection and I gave them the homeopathic, the problem was resolved within 3-6 hours and the need was simply no longer necessary, so I went no further.  This saved me a few hundred dollars.

   2. I read and studied everything I could get my hands on related to the subject of homeopathy and curing my family myself.

   3. I sought out mentors and studied their works unceasingly.

One of my favorite books that had a weighty influence on my thinking back in the early 1980’s was Dr. Robert Mendelsohn’s book, “How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor“.

One of his chapter subtitles underscores his position further.

Its titled, “The Key to Health: Stay Away From Doctors!”

Ok, you get the idea.  I was fixed on not allowing an antibiotic, Tylenol, nor steroid touch my animal’s (Ahem. I mean child’s) lips.

I also made the commitment early on that to leave my infant alone for 15 minutes per day to scream was cruel, and might be considered child abuse.

Instead, I often nursed them when they cried. I at least tended to them.

Indeed, I was like a beastly savage with a stethoscope, books and remedy kit.

You can be one too. 

The remedy I found most useful for when my kids got bronchitis? 

With my stethoscope, I listened for crackling sounds in the lungs.   (Not a difficult thing to master, by the way).  Then, I’d administer Kali carb 200, every 3-6 hours. Sometimes, I’d consider Antimonium tart 200 if Kali Carb 200 didn’t show improvement within about 24 hours.

Not perfection, just improvement.

That usually followed days later.

Ipecac 30 was often my choice for an accompanying nagging cough.

Contrast this with a pediatrician or pulmonologist who would have ordered x-rays, followed by drugs, drugs, drugs.

Whether it was pneumonia, or simply a chest cold, the above remedies would be correct.

No x-rays, no drugs, no more lung infection.

And at home.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. In order to be treated or diagnosed, Joette believes that the advice of a holistic physician is in order.



 

17 thoughts on ““Ask Your Doctor” Rubbish I Ignored and How I Did It Myself Instead”

  1. Mary Ross says:

    Thank you for returning blog–I love reading your wonderful advice.

  2. Kadence says:

    It seems like I get everything you write about before you write about it 🙁

  3. Claudia says:

    Joette,
    I’d say you hit that nail on the head, Joette. In fact, if one is capable of learning, folks of any age would be well to stay away from the Dr. as much as possible. A year ago I purchased the top 100 remedies kit, and I use it for someone in my family (including pets) nearly every week. I’ve learned so much, and feel so empowered to be able to handle minor illnesses at home, before they become major illnesses. I’m amazed how quickly the well-chosen remedy works, as contrasted with pharmaceuticals, and with no side effects. For that reason alone, I can see why the FDA is threatened by homeopathics. I hope you’ll address that news topic and encourage your readers to take action to protect this valuable resource for health.

  4. SuzieHomemaker says:

    Wonderful!! I could not agree more! my family…sister, brothers, have thought me stupid all my life. why Because I hate Dr and won’t go. for years I only went to Bronchitis and strep. Because I didn’t know what else to do. I would not have now for 3 year if I had gotten either. My BFF tried to tell me back in our 20’s how I NEED to get a pap smear. I never have, never will. She is now asking me what to get natural and or Homeoeopaticly for things. I usually give her Homeopathy. I did give them some ess oils too. to use in house to rid germs after getting bugs. She has been sold now on Hoemopathy after I sent her your PTSD article. her girl was raped. IT HAS HELPED ALOT!!!!! thank you thank you thank you. great to see my honorary niece doing so much better!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I love stories like yours, so thank you for sharing. And then there’s your name and email address. It paints a lovely image.

      1. SuzieHomemaker says:

        thanks. a friend calls me Buttons. another Suzire Homemaker. been on here for 2 or 3 years. changed name because sibs google me. so use the assumed name so they can’t find me to make waves. all because I don’t vac and don’t go to Dr.s with 3 year old.

  5. Paula A. says:

    Hi Joette,

    Is it OK to take the homeopathic kit on air travel (10 hour international flight) or will the remedies be antidoted?

    Do you offer a kit option with mostly 200C remedies?

    Thanks,

    Paula

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I travel with my 2 kits (30th potency and 200th) abroad and have not had a problem. I try to keep them from x-ray-ing, but despite inadvertently being exposed, they still function fully. some of my rems have gone through the washing machine and drier, thanks to my teen sons and their ski parkas!

      1. Paula A. says:

        Thanks, Joette. How do you keep them from being X-rayed? Do you take them with you and ask the security to check them manually?

        Thanks for your help with this.

        Paula

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          Yes and if you explain that they are medicines, they usually open up the case, take a look and accept it. Depending on the country (most of Europe, India, S. America) recognize homeopathy.

  6. Rani says:

    Hi Joette,
    Is Kali Carb same as Kali Bichromicum? New to homeopathy so wanted to clear on this .

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Its a different remedy.

  7. mary hagiwara says:

    Breast-feeding question…. thanks in advance…. My friend is struggling to augment her milk supply… pumping, herbs, perscription, teas, etc. Is there a remedy for this? Much love, Mary

  8. Dr Mendelssohn’s book is the only kid’s health book on my shelves!

  9. Martha says:

    Hi Joette, Just curious if you have also found the need to use the Bach flower remedies along side of homeopathy? I know some moms will use the flower remedies for their children and would be interested to read your feedback. Thank you Martha

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I own and have used Bach flower remedies, but find that homeopathics have trumped just about every other modality out there.

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

        He was one of the greats. I watch him on you tube once in a while, too.

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