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Put Down That Chocolate!

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

October 30th, 2018  |  9 Comments

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Chocolate Addiction - Joette Calabrese

I’ve given you four days to eat the chocolate left over from Halloween. Now stop it!

Put it down.

I’m not kidding. Step away from the chocolate!

Here’s why:

Years ago, in the days when I was still answering my own phone, I twice received the same desperate and fearful call: “Oh, my gosh! I think I’m going to die. I feel like I’m having a heart attack. I have palpitations, and my heart is racing outside of my body!”

One caller was actually in her car on her way to the Emergency Room!

Both calls came in early November.

(Are you starting to figure it out?)

Well, because I’ve experienced this personally — and certainly because of the timing — I figured it out rather quickly. “Did you eat too much Halloween chocolate?” I asked each caller.

“Well, I did have a lot of chocolate last night, and ate a bunch more of it today.”

“More than normal?”

“Well, kind of a lot more. My kids brought home quite a bit of candy they collected … so …” their answer would trail off sheepishly.

Yep. It was the chocolate. These frightened ladies were not having heart attacks (in fact, heart attacks do not generally present in that manner for women).

It. Was. The. Chocolate.

When experiencing these symptoms, Nux vomica 200 is a perfect remedy choice, especially if nausea is being experienced as well. (Nux vomica 30 can also be used if that’s all that’s on hand, but 200 is my preference.)

If the symptoms are strictly those of heart racing and/or palpitations without nausea or other GI symptoms, then most likely Coffea cruda 200 would be the more effective medicine.

It’s worth mentioning, we can generally handle the occasional binge when we’re younger. But as we get older and our bodies and our metabolisms change, we, unfortunately, can’t get away with overindulging anymore.

This is true for a lot of things. Coffee may keep us awake more frequently at night. Wine may make us feel sick. And chocolate may make our hearts race.

I hear many students and clients say, “But I never had this happen before!!”

Well, join the club. We’re not spring chickens anymore, Sister!

These are natural changes we all go through, so we have to be more attuned to the signs. And on those rare occasions when we tell that little voice in our head to mind its own business, we should have the appropriate homeopathic remedies on hand to save us from ourselves.

So, put down the chocolate, and pass on the good news of homeopathy!


Joette Calabrese




P.S. Now, if you have a serious chocolate addiction, that’s a horse of a different color. Understand, I’m not talking about a post-Halloween binge, here — I’m talking about a year-round inability to walk away from any piece of chocolate within your reach.

Other remedies can facilitate your transition from addicted to in-control. In fact, I wrote an entire article on this very subject for the Weston A. Price Foundation: Hey Cravings, Meet Homeopathic Chelidonium and Friends! Scroll down that page to the section on chocolate, and regain your ability to say no.

P.P.S. You need to know how to handle these situations yourself. Continue your homeopathy education! I suggest you participate in Gateway to Homeopathy I, my guided study group curriculum. Assemble your own study group with friends and family, or we can help you find a group through our dedicated Facebook page.

If you’ve been on the fence about taking Gateway I now is the time to do it! We now also offer more — Gateway to Homeopathy II — as an exclusive offering for those who have completed the prerequisite.

These study groups are inexpensive, practical tools for becoming or staying self-reliant. I can’t always be at the other end of the phone.

YOU, on the other hand, are on the front lines. You can learn how to care for yourself and your family without having to turn to someone else.

Gain confidence.

Gain independence.

It’s yours for the taking.

And I guarantee that you’ll never regret the small amount of time and investment it takes to accomplish this.


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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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9 thoughts on “Put Down That Chocolate!”

  1. Camilla says:

    Great with the homeopathic rescue – I have used Nux vom for my niece, who indulged in so much sugary drink/ice cream at a birthday party, she was pale and in pain.

    My sons halloween collection is actually int he bin! No way, he or I will eat that. We have a deal, that he collects, I sort the goods and only mandarins and apple stay. He trades the remains for a goodie bag, containing organic sweets(no Exxx from hell), organic chewing gums and a small gift he has longed for for a long time – this time a Playmobil snow scooter.
    Of course a talk about why we ditch the junk and how we build strong bodies.

    My 6 year old is perfectly capable of developing a understanding of this and also knows perfectly well, when to call me for help when one of his little friends Arnica or Apis after a fall or a sting. I am going to develop cards for him, so he learns even better when to apply what.

    Empower children!


  2. Toni says:

    You’re so right, Joette!

  3. Suzie Homemaker says:

    Tea. I get these symptoms from tea?? I love tea but have backed off it.i have used nux vom a few times when I have had the issue. It worked.but if it cause it again and again I think best to put down the tea.

  4. Marinko says:

    Chocolade is so heavy on the Liver. Plus, if you have gut disbios,had food poisoning,leaky gut, antibiotics before, it is better to avoid foods rich in Oxalates( chocolade)…

  5. Nancy West says:

    I would love to learn all that I can about Homeopathy. I like to use it but there is much that I do not know. Is there a way for me to successfully participate in Homeopathy education online without going with a study group?

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

      Most of the study groups are online through Zoom. If you don’t want to join a study group, my courses are all virtual and you may learn at your own pace.The courses are listed on the 1st page of my site in the box to the immediate right.

  6. Sonia says:

    would it be better to take NuxVom 200 e3D if there are gastric/gut symptoms=pain,bloating, acidity ect… due to drinking lots of tea and after taking lots of antibiotics in the past, and while still taking HRT for menopausal symptoms? OR, is it better to take NuxVom 30 2D ? waking up every night around 3am….
    When to take NuxVom 200 or 30 ?

  7. Sonia says:

    would it be better to take NuxVom 200 e3D, OR, Nux Vom 30 2D, if there are gastric/gut symptoms=pain,bloating, acidity ect… due to drinking lots of tea and after taking lots of antibiotics in the past, and while still taking HRT for menopausal symptoms? and waking up every night around 3am….
    When to take NuxVom 200 or 30 ?

  8. Sarah says:

    Hi, I am really enjoying the gateway 2 study group and I also started looking back at your Facebook lives, I’m enjoying being a mighty member. I see you went in order of the material medical I am looking for a live on Cantharis and Chelidonium and I couldn’t find it I was wondering if you have a live for those medicines.
    Thank you so much

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