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I Have Coca-Cola Guilt

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

May 18th, 2015  |  5 Comments

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Nearly thirty five years ago, I worked at NBC as an account executive. It was interesting work because I witnessed firsthand how large corporations in America function. One of my prized accounts was Pepsi Cola.

I never directly met the people from Pepsi Cola, but had a working relationship with their advertising team in Chicago. This account was what we in TV media called a “bread and butter” account. That meant I counted on their regular spending on our TV station to make my monthly budget.

One Tuesday morning, I entered my office to the phone ringing. It was the rep from the Pepsi Cola team who unsympathetically and sternly stated, “Get it off the air.”

“Get what off the air?” I asked.

“Your news exposé on the detrimental effects of sugar on children’s health that ran last night. It must not run again or we’ll pull our budget off your station and distribute it amongst the other TV stations in the market.”

Unknown to me, our news department had produced a news clip that ran the night before and was scheduled to run for four more consecutive nights as an addendum to the nightly fare.

I had only a vague idea of what the news department was running nightly, yet this advertising rep was keenly watching over her firm’s interests.

At that time in my life, I had no appreciation or concerns about nutrition, particularly in relation to children. I was not a parent and it seemed to me that if a mom didn’t want her children to drink soda, she simply didn’t buy it.

I had no understanding of how pervasive sugar, preservatives and dyes were in children’s lives. I didn’t realize that it was not enough for parents to refuse to serve the stuff.

I’ve since learned that it’s when kids leave the home that they get into it. It’s the hockey coaches, teachers and school administrators who agree to the vending machines in the corridors, other parents at parties, and even grandparents.

My response to the call that Tuesday morning was just as the rep could have predicted. I promptly roused my sales manager.

He had more clout than even I realized, as evidenced by his purposeful stride to the other side of the building where the news manager resided. The sales manager asserted as plainly as the rep had, “Get it off the air.”

Despite the news department’s protests, my sales manager stood unyielding. He knew that he had a position of power; the sales and marketing department always trumped the news department.

The story was indeed removed from the airing schedule and the reel with the warnings against sugar was chucked into the garbage.

Why do I tell you this story?  Because by offering a solution today, I might be absolved for my past indiscretions.

I hope to make things right.

Now as a mother, a homeopath, and an educator, I want to share with anyone who will listen a homeopathic remedy that often (though not always) aids in slowing down an over-the-top craving for sugar.

There are others that can be considered, but in my experience, I find that this is one of the best so far.  It is Chelidonium 6x, taken twice daily. I learned about this little gem from the Banerjis in Calcutta, and find it to be the most effective in reducing the intensity of sugar cravings.

If this remedy helps someone in your family after using it for a few months, all I ask is that you pass it on to others.

Ok, now I’ll be able to sleep at night.


For as long as it is possible, I will give information away cheerfully and freely on this blog.

In fact we are now going back, one blog at a time and retagging/categorizing each one, just to make the search function more effective.

I know from your comments that many of you find here just the remedy needed at just the most important moment.  So to be able to find past articles easier is a goal we are now pursuing in earnest.

For those that see the value gained in expanding your ability to cure your family yourself beyond the limits of this forum, feel free to go here and consider going one step further by taking one of my courses.

On that page, I include introductory and informative videos plus testimonies from students, not unlike you who took these courses and commented on their results.

You might also be interested in my newest guide, The Survivalist Guide to Homeopathy.

Remember, knowledge is power, but execution trumps knowledge.


I am a homeopath with a world wide practice working with families and individuals via Skype. 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 s 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. In order to be treated or diagnosed, Joette believes that the advice of a holistic physician is in order.

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5 thoughts on “I Have Coca-Cola Guilt”

  1. Rebecca M says:

    Keep exposing companies for what they are. We need to know.

  2. Andrea Taylor says:

    You said to try Chelidonium Maj 6x twice daily…Is that 1 pellet twice daily? This is my first time trying a homeopathic approach.

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

      The number of pills is printed on the outside of the bottle.

  3. Bell richardson says:

    In many cases you recommend 200C of a remedy daily…
    Curious why you recommend 6C in this case?

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

      When I refer to protocols, the potency is predetermined.

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