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Independence Day and the Summer Sun

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

June 30th, 2021  |  15 Comments

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Joette Calabrese

Happy Independence Day.

We who love homeopathy take our independence seriously. Self-reliance is one of the main reasons we love this medicine.

We’re not lemmings. We don’t blindly follow the recommendations of allopathic medicine. We don’t trade in fear.

We encourage competence through self-education. We foster confidence. We are independent thinkers and doers.

Reflect for a moment on the magnitude of the independence homeopathy provides.

For many, today is a day of picnics, boating, beach-going, river rafting, and pick-up games in the park. All manner of outdoorsy activities are enjoyed today.

July 4th is a celebration of freedom and summer.

And with the outdoors, naturally, comes the sun.

You know how much I love the sun (and if you aren’t familiar with that fact about me, I’ll talk more about it with my Mighty Members later in the week).

The sun provides us with warmth, energy and a healthy appearance — plus it tangibly improves our health by triggering our bodies’ ability to create the most beneficial form of vitamin D.

But as with anything in life, you can get too much of a good thing.

For instance, my son spent a day on the beach and boating with a friend. The friend, who is sensitive to the sun, slathered himself in sunscreen but forgot the tops of his feet.

“Sunburned” hardly begins to describe what he experienced. My son said his friend’s feet were a vivid, bright red and had swollen to almost double in size! The unforgiving sun had seared his poor feet to a fare-thee-well.

Luckily, my son was with him! He gave his friend Cantharis 30 — a first-line remedy for burns. Cantharis calmed the swelling and the burn, and his friend survived his oversight without further complication.

Talk about independence! My son and his friend were able to quickly without drugs of commerce address the sunburn on their own.

But on rare occasions, the sun might do more damage than we immediately realize. We may not know we have sun poisoning until later. We feel fine … feel fine … feel fine … then BAM! A quick onset of sun poisoning.

Symptoms might include nausea, chills or a headache. In addition, sun poisoning often presents with a bright red intense rash.

Fear not! Because of homeopathy, our independence endures. All we need is a quick trip to our collection of homeopathic medicines.

Belladonna 30 would be indicated for the quick onset and bright red rash and pain of sun poisoning. When the symptoms first appear and are most intense, Belladonna 30 may be used every 15 minutes for the first hour and then every 2 -6 hours or so, as needed.

As the symptoms subside, the frequency with which the remedy is taken will lessen — taken further and further apart until very much better (at which time the medicine should be stopped, as usual).


We don’t need to relinquish control to an urgent care facility. We’re independent. All we need is knowledge and application of that knowledge — and a fully-stocked cabinet of homeopathic medicines at the ready for any eventuality.

Use opportunities in your life to pass on the good news of homeopathy, just as my son did! If you see suffering, help your neighbor with the knowledge and application of the proper homeopathic medicine.

They’ll not only thank you, but they’ll most likely become homeopathic devotees as well — just like my son’s friend. Win-win!

So, where do you get the knowledge required to become a completely independent caregiver? You can start with my free blogs and podcasts. Then, join a Gateway to Homeopathy study group to cement the foundation of your study and make lifelong friends who can share their experiences with you.

But to be fully ready for any eventuality will require a deep dive — one of my courses. I consider The Survivalist Guide to Homeopathy to be my magnum opus.

The Survivalist Guide is your ticket to complete independence.

If your internet connection goes ka-flooey, you’ll have your printed and bound Survivalist Guide to refer to for a wide variety of conditions.

If the healthcare infrastructure fails, you’ll have the essential homeopathy knowledge you’ll need for your family at your fingertips.

Adverse health events can happen when we least expect them. Unfortunately, we all witnessed it last year. Protect your independence by being ready to handle anything without assistance.

You’ll be your family’s hero; I’ll be your guide.


Joette Calabrese


P.S. Remember — all of my Mighties (Joette’s Mighty Members) qualify for a 10% discount on course purchases. If you need assistance getting your discount, email contact@practicalhomeopathy.com for more information.





I 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.

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

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15 thoughts on “Independence Day and the Summer Sun”

  1. Narendra says:

    Happy Independence Day Joette. Enjoy and celebrate 🎉


    Thank you Joette for all the knowledge you share with us. You mentioned in the past not putting anything on your skin that you cannot lick off your fingers so what do you suggest we use for sunscreen? Especially people prone to hyper pigmentation.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      I don’t know how much sunscreen ability this has but for some, it’s been reported that it can have a small amount of protection. The best bet is to stay in the shade and/or protective clothing.

  3. Janie says:

    I love the wonderful effectiveness of Cantharis 30c for sunburn, and also for kitchen burns. I keep it close at hand in my kitchen drawer along with a few other remedies that I might need in an emergency. Thanks Joette! You have taught me so much!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      You bet, Janie!
      ‘Nice to hear from you.

  4. Colleen Glavey says:

    Every time I receive a “hey mom” text from my daughter asking “which remedy should I take?” …I am reminded and grateful for the homeopathic education I began with you all those years ago in my living room! Thank you Joette!!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      How nice to hear from you!
      Those were the days.
      I hope you and your family are all doing well.
      I’ll bet they are, given the kind of parents you are.
      A big, sloppy hug to all.

  5. Sonia says:

    I am wondering if one can carry a tube of the above remedies in a purse when I go to India on vacation and its like 40 degrees Celsius outside? since there is no fridge around, will this make the remedies ineffective?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Good point; that would mean that all the homeopathic medicines in India would be null and void.

  6. Sonia says:

    I asked, because somewhere its written that one should avoid keeping remedies in the heat. what about cold then? can one keep remedies in the fridge if the sugar pellets were mixed in some water? just so they last longer without spoiling because of the sugar?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      No problem.

  7. Elesha says:

    Do you find Cantharis 30c is more effective for sunburns than Cantaris 200c? I have tried using both (separately) for my young children, but have a hard time differentiating. I have even alternated Canth 200c with Ars alb 200c (BP). I would like to pack only one Canth in my summer travel kit and would love your input on the potency that helps the best with sunburn pain.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      I always start with 30 but to take both is a good plan.

  8. Mia says:

    Love Cantharis 30 for sunburn! We have also had success with Hypericum 30 or 200 if the Cantharis doesn’t act.

  9. Heather says:

    For the first time ever, I got a rash on my arms from the sun. My mom suffered for years with an allergy to the sun (what she called it). She had to completely cover her skin when outside or would get hives. I immediately started studying remedies, sure that homeopathy would help. I found an article Joette write for Boiron in June 2017 that dealt with sunburns and sun allergy. I had already been taking several remedies to try to help, but the rash was only getting worse over the course of a week. I had horrible hives, the itching and burning was unbearable unless I ran my arms under cold water, and my skin was burning hot even though I hadn’t gotten a sunburn. I took one dose of Camphora 200 to antidote the remedies I’d been taking. The next day, I started taking Nat Mur (for sun allergy rash) and Antimonium crudum 6 (for itching) every 12 hours. By day two, the itching had subsided so much that I no longer had to run cold water over my arms. Today (day three), the hives have all scabbed over and the itching is almost gone. What a fast recovery after a week of torture! Homeopathy is absolutely amazing when we find the right remedies for the ailment!

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