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Get Your PhD in Mothering

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

February 2nd, 2012  |  22 Comments

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Recently I heard a mom declare, “I wish I had taken my job as a mother more seriously.  My kids might not have the chronic illnessesmp900422297 they suffer from today.”


Preparation for motherhood ought not to be random or casual.  It needs to be faced with the same kind of intent and commitment as getting your PhD.

Understanding how to prepare nutritious meals is key, setting them on the right moral path is paramount and treating their illnesses without detrimental drugs, downright fundamental.

Only a century ago, that’s just what mothers did.  They learned how to treat fever, coughs, injuries, colic and such without bowing to a modern medical paradigm of a synthetic pill for every ill.

Why?  Well, mostly because moms didn’t trust modern medicine.

Do you?

If you embrace medicine of commerce and seek frequent medical procedures, then the information I’m about to present is not for you.

But if you’re like mothers of old or even modern ones, who celebrate their knowledge of intelligent natural health, then read on.

An important place to begin is in knowing how to treat fever. Here’s the rule of thumb when treating a fever….


No aspirin, no Tylenol, no antibiotics.  Why?  Because fever is not an illness, it’s a symptom.  Treating symptoms is what drugs do. And we don’t like that paradigm because drugs don’t get to the root of the problem.  They only eliminate the signs of illness.

“She was convulsing. I was scared and so I had to give her something.”

Even febrile convulsions are nothing to fear in a normal child. In fact, if your child has them and you rush to the hospital, by the time you get there, they’ll have passed. There’s no conventional treatment anyway.  Further, a convulsion is a normal regulatory response which indicates a fast paced fever, not a high one.

“But the fever was already at 105.  I can’t do nothing.”

Brain damage occurs at 107.6 and it is rare indeed when a fever in a child goes beyond 106.  In fact, the higher the fever up to that point, the more capable of self cure.

“But he could barely sleep and it’s hard to watch him suffer.”

Why, certainly fever’s uncomfortable!  So?

Would you suppress vomiting if he had eaten bad chicken?

These are responses required for genuine health.

It is an understood truth of human pathology that fever cures.  In fact, a fever is often employed in uprooting chronic illness.   One of the foundational principles in homeopathy is that chronic illness is often the result of acute illness that has been stifled.

No tinkering with meds.  Just stand back and watch the miracle of the human body find its way to restoration on its own.

In the process, keep your child hydrated. Dehydration is the only true threat accompanying fever. So insist on quality liquids and maintain bed rest.

There are many methods that as a mom, you need to have in your bag of tricks. The most important is how to interpret illness; when to act and when not.

Join me and millions of educated moms who have found that genuine health begins with the comprehension of genuine health principles.

Get your PhD on how to care for your children as though  it is your only assignment in life.

Because it is.


Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

Call today and learn how homeopathy might just be the missing piece in your health strategy.

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. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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22 thoughts on “Get Your PhD in Mothering”

  1. Maria Merker says:

    When my son was a baby he had a temp of 106. I called his Dr. who said he couldn’t possibly have a fever that high. I checked it 3 times. I gave him a remedy. I believe it was belladonna low potency. Within a half an hour his temp was either normal or had come down drasticlly, maybe sooner, I didn’t check it immediately. That was almost 28 years ago so I don’t remember all the details, but I knew at the time it was the remedy.

    1. Wow! Thanks for sharing this with us. It’s a great testimony to the gentle yet powerful efficacy of homeopathy.

  2. Raquel says:

    When will your on line classes be starting?

  3. Elizabeth Thompson says:

    The journey of getting you PhD in mothering is challenging, but soooooooo rewarding! Thanks for your support!

  4. Bryce says:

    Better late than never to change how we raise our kids…

  5. Kristen says:

    I love the Homeopathy Works email newsletter and your website. I noticed that you requested topic suggestions for future articles. I would love to see articles on women’s reproductive health, especially yeast infections. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for your suggestion. I’d be glad to do an Ezine on this!

  6. Pam W says:

    What a precious gift being a mom is! Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas.

  7. Life Coach says:

    “Treating the symptoms” is the exactly why so many people are unhappy.

  8. chagit says:

    is there a way to hear the webinar after the 10th?? I will not be able to that week…

    1. Yes! As long as you’re signed up for the webinar on 4/10, you’ll receive an email with a link to listen and view the webinar later on.

  9. Gordon says:

    Wish my mom took this course before she gave birth to me.

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