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Look What You Can Do for Free, Folks!

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

October 16th, 2020  |  26 Comments

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I never think to share the successes I see in my daily work because I don’t want to capitalize on my clients’ sufferings.

But this is different.

This remarkable student sent her photos and testimonial to me — unsolicited. Her success with conquering the effects of Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) might be considered nothing short of amazing — to those unfamiliar with homeopathy.

Her before-and-after photos vividly demonstrate the power that homeopathic medicines hold!

Most importantly, she did this all on her own — for free — simply by reading my blogs and listening to my podcasts.

You can accomplish similar victories, too!

You can read my blogs and listen to my podcasts in your spare time, anywhere, on your phone or tablet. I’ve given you everything you need to get started. But, perhaps, you just need a little inspiration.

So, let me introduce you to Heather. Here is her story, as she shared it with me:


“I’ve had eczema most of my life and had used topical steroids for it on and off for all of those years. I had used everything from hydrocortisone to the strongest steroids they make. 

In July of 2017, I realized they were no longer working, so I went off of them. At that time, I had never heard of topical steroid withdrawal, but I quickly found myself in the worst of it. 

Internet research helped me figure out what I was dealing with. I tried so many things to help and found little that gave any relief.

It’s a true drug withdrawal process, with inability to regulate body temperature (I shook for months on end and couldn’t get warm), insomnia (I slept an average of 2-3 hours a night for over a year, and then about 5-6 for over another year), and horrific pain and itching.  

In late November of 2019, I was surfing the internet to see if I could find anything else to try to help me. I ran across Joette’s website and became immediately obsessed. 

I’ve always loved using natural remedies for health when possible but had not found anything to that point that was successful. But I thought I had nothing to lose … if this worked, it was far less money than I had spent on other things!  

These are the articles I found that helped me choose my remedies.  

I started with Antimonium crudum 6C twice a day (from Itchy Skin).

Then I added Arsenicum album 200C twice a day (from Podcast 76 – Here an Itch, There an Itch, Everywhere an Itch-Itch).

I then included Petroleum 200C every other day because of the deep cracks (from It Cracks Me Up! How to Cure Dry Skin without Over Thinking).

I began in early December and started to see small improvements in my skin texture quickly … within a week or two. It was more success than I had seen with anything else I tried. 

I was so amazed, I thought “I have to learn more about homeopathy!” So, I signed up for  Joette's Gateway to Homeopathy class and started learning with Kate, the group leader her in January. 

My ‘before’ picture was taken in January of 2020. (I had already seen some significant improvement from December to mid-January when this pic was taken, but that was the only picture I took of my face the whole time I had been in withdrawal). 

My ‘after’ picture was taken in early August so I’ve been taking the remedies for 9 months so far. 

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I recently went off of Arsenicum album. I do feel the remedies helped some with my itching, but the itching is so fierce with Topical Steroid Withdrawal, I never felt like it totally took it away. I still itch quite a bit, even on my healed skin. The great thing is my skin doesn’t tear anymore when I scratch it. 

I just read something in the last few days that stated the deep ‘to the bone’ itching that people experience with TSW is due to the damage that steroids cause to the nerve endings. It made me think of Hypericum. 

I started using Hypericum 200C, and I truly feel like it helps my nerves relax enough that when I itch, it feels like a more ‘normal’ itch that is taken care of with a quick scratch rather than an itch that feels like I want to claw my skin off.

I’m not completely out of the withdrawal yet. My healing is happening from the top down. My face is pretty well healed, and I’m seeing substantial improvement now on the rest of my body.

The rest of my body is in various stages of healing, and I continue to see consistent improvement as I continue the homeopathic remedies. I’m so happy that I found Joette and am thankful for all I have learned.” — Heather H.


I love it when people do this — grab the torch from me and successfully carry it themselves!

Heather did her homework!

Even her idea of using Hypericum 200 for the “to the bone” itching caused by damaged nerve endings shows great study. That’s not a protocol, but it certainly is a well-thought-out decision on her part.

But I want you to remember that there are many, many homeopathic medicines for this condition. These happen to be precisely what Heather needed. So, remember, these are medicines and should be used carefully, and if the person is worse, the medicine chosen should be abandoned.

But folks, it comes down to this: no one is out there for you but you!

And I promise you; you can do more than you think you can … even if there are missteps.

Follow Heather’s stellar example by learning everything you possibly can. As I’ve said before — and this case brilliantly illustrates —don’t be deterred thinking that you have to spend a lot of money to accomplish your goals. I have shared countless protocols and resources with you — for free — on my blogs, podcasts, Facebook Lives and now in my private group, on my private server, Joette' Mighty Members

At the risk of repeating myself, look what you can do for free, folks!

You be the hero. I'll be your guide.

And when you experience success, pass on the good news of homeopathy!



Joette Calabrese


P.S. Now, if you want more than the free resources offer — or you simply desire to accelerate your learning —the best place to start is by joining a Gateway to Homeopathy study group (just as Heather has done). Learning alongside others provides not only camaraderie and lifelong friends, but also an opportunity to learn from others’ wide-ranging conditions in a way you couldn’t do alone.

However, if you are ready for a truly deep dive after your study group experience, that’s when my courses come into play. My courses teach you how to be prepared to handle many conditions on your own — be ready for any eventuality.

For instance, before the pandemic hit this spring, how many of us truly imagined store shelves could suddenly empty of necessities? When the infrastructure fails, many people who are using topical steroid creams may not be able to get them anymore! Hopefully, you can share this blog post to instruct them on how to get through the withdrawal process using homeopathy.

But just think of how many other scenarios a failure of the infrastructure will affect! Learn how to take care of yourself — BY yourself — with The Survivalist Guide to Homeopathy. Be in full control of your family’s health when the world turns upside down.

And if you think that The Survivalist Guide is only for emergencies, think again! It's an all-around complete guide for living homeopathically — especially when the inevitable “stuff” hits the fan, and it feels like a mini-apocalypse in your small corner of the world. 

May I email you the infographic I designed for this course? Not only will you find it invaluable, but it will also give you a sneak peek into the bounty of information contained in this guide.

And 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.


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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.

We've provided links for your convenience but we do not receive any remuneration nor affiliation in payment from your purchase.

The Author disclaims all liability for any loss or risk, personal or otherwise incurred as a consequence of use of any material in this article. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


26 thoughts on “Look What You Can Do for Free, Folks!”

  1. Melissa Utter says:

    This makes my heart happy! I am so glad Heather found relief, and she is healing through homeopathy! Thank you, Joette, for sharing so much your vast knowledge without financial gain. You truly are a Saint. (Maybe the future patron saint of homeopathy!) 😁

  2. Sarah W says:

    Thank you for sharing her success. This gives me the encouragement I needed to hear today. I’ve treated a few things in my family successfully with homeopathy; however, I developed a raging uti last week (first one in ten years) and was utterly unsuccessful in treating it. I went through every protocol I could find to no avail. I’m now on Cipro.
    It was disheartening to say the least but I know homeopathy works. Just feeling disappointed in myself more than anything…

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

      Don’t be disappointed in yourself. Nows the perfect time to dig deeper when you’re no longer suffering. Many times it’s simply a matter case-management.

      1. Sarah W says:

        Thank you for the kind, encouraging words, Joette. I will keep digging deeper. I’ve seen homeopathy work it’s magic!

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

          Sarah, should you be interested, I cover how to navigate UTIs thoroughly in my on-line course ” The Antibiotic Alternative”

          In fact, I was actually criticized for spending too much time on that subject! Yet it’s an important one because it’s common, sometimes convoluted and can be tricky in case-management if the 1st few go-to’s don’t act.

          Wishing you success.

          1. Sarah W says:

            I will definitely look into taking this course. I am a mighty and so eager to be independent and confident in my ability to cure my myself and my family. I suppose these setbacks are what you quite often refer to as opportunities to pause, reflect and go deeper. Much thanks and love for all you do, Joette.

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

            Let me know how it goes!
            Meanwhile, I always tell women who have this problem frequently to watch what they’rere eating. Gluten, dairy and too many plant-based meals can sometimes be the culprit…that is, until you get to the correct homeopathic. Then, it will no longer matter.

  3. Sarah W says:

    I will definitely look into taking this course. I am a mighty and so eager to be independent and confident in my ability to cure my myself and my family. I suppose these setbacks are what you quite often refer to as opportunities to pause, reflect and go deeper. Much thanks and love for all you do, Joette.

  4. Lisa says:

    Oh, my word! That poor woman! Those pictures are heart breaking! I am so happy that her journey led to you Joette. What a miracle! So happy for those who have found healing.

  5. Meredith Thomas says:

    Thank you Heather H and Joette for sharing this story and pictures with us. It is a stunning testimonial and goes to my core. Homeopathy is amazing. Praise God.

  6. C says:

    WOW !! thank you for sharing. I have tears….tears for Heather’s pain – physical, emotional, mental…her years of anguish but then tears of joy and happiness that she found you Joette and you have given her (you’ve given all of us) the gift of knowledge. Offering your information for free. I am just imagining how GREAT she must feel….physically and emotionally and mentally. Heather is on the mend ! Yeah !! Heather, I speak for everyone on this website…you’ve got millions rooting for you and your success. I second the nomination…Joette, patron saint of homeopathy !!

  7. Janice Burlet says:

    St. Joette, I do like the sound of that! Many thanks for sharing Heather’s miracle story! And thank God for you and those who make Homeopathy a true blessing for the masses. God bless you always……j

  8. Kudos to Heather & definitely Joette for thinking outside the box ie Hypericum!

  9. Sheena says:

    I’ve helped a few people with topical steroid withdrawal and homeopathy seems to be the only medicine to shorten the suffering and reduce the intensity. This is a case where allopathic medicine not only created the illness but doesn’t even have a way to continue to suppress the symptoms. These people are left to suffer for years. I hope this post spreads the word to those suffering with Red Skin Syndrome that there is a way to get through it with less intensity.

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

      Yes, Sheena.
      You certainly have witnessed this condition close up.
      May he rest in eternal peace.

  10. Timbrel says:

    This is the state of my 4 year old’s eczema, except that we don’t use topical creams or steroids. We do use all of the above medicines over the course of a year and a half and they help to a degree. The eczema is even worse without them, but the disease has progressed throughout the year in spite of their use. I know homeopathy can heal her but I’m at my wits end and emotionally exhausted. The amount of care she needs throughout the night are equal to a newborn, and we’re also about to have a newborn in February. 🙁

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

      I’m so sorry. I fully understand your plight. You may already know this but consider cutting out all plant-based foods. ALL.
      Many of my clients and students find that carnivore is a solution or partial solution. Check Carnivore Conference 2019 on youtube.
      Also, consider my online course titled “Skin the Ugly Truth”.

  11. Geralyn_D says:

    I remember your contribution to the “2020 Essential Oil Revolution Summit” Joette and the formula you gave using Champhor Essential Oil and almond oil to ease the terrors of long time steroid withdrawal. I wonder would that be a useful addition to her journey and further success? What a trooper she has been and sharing a success story like that gives HOPE. Thx to you both!

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

      Indeed, Camphor could potentially have been useful but I’ve worked with hundreds of these kinds of cases and although we hope Camphor can offer a comforting entre, I’m afraid that steroid treatment is so vicious and suppressing that we must often carry on to the next medicine to offer relief as soon as possible.

  12. Rachel says:

    Mrs. Calabrese,

    Oh how terrible, but with a very happy ending! I’m so thankful to God for Homeopathy.

    Have you seen this withdrawal be less severe if they go off the steroids gradually? I can’t imagine it being desirable for anyone to continue a moment longer on them, but I wonder if you have seen weaning lessen the horrific withdrawal?

    Thank you for your viewpoint & perspective.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Sometimes the boomerang effect from withdrawal is so severe that it’s best to continue and wean off very, slowly, and judiciously.

      1. Rachel says:

        Thank you so much! I’ve added that to my notes. There are A LOT of your words in my notes! 🙂

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

          Keep learning Rachel!

  13. Ann says:

    Hi Joette,

    Will petrolium work on an eczema that comes only in the winter,but looks like tiny bumps that itch severely,and an yellowish liquid comes out?
    Beside petrolium,I tried every single remedy for eczema,even combinations from Newton homeopathics,and nothing worked,not even a little bit.These tiny bumps always pop on my stomach and spread from there with the speed of light.I try really hard not to scratch,and succeed 99% of the time.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, PHom M says:

      I can’t advise you, but I can direct you to learn how to use homeopathy for such.
      Instead of trying this or that, learn how to use these medicines fully.
      Should you be interested, go to JoettesLearningCenter.com and scroll down to my course titled “Skin; the Ugly Truth”.

  14. Raven says:

    Awesome 👍 and I really need to know how others are getting such great results. Thank you for sharing.

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