Thanksgiving Traditions

nausea, stomach flu, Joette Calabrese


Some things never change.

Thanksgiving has been around a long time, having sustained its treasured place in our hearts through long-established familial traditions.

All who celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S. know it always takes place near the end of November. It’s always on a Thursday. The meal is always the centerpiece of the celebration. And the meal always consists of the same traditional foods.

Thanksgiving is steadfast, consistent, and reliable. Thanksgiving never lets me down.

And neither does homeopathy.

I was thinking of that fact about a week or so ago when I felt like I’d come down with a little stomach flu.

The nausea came on strong, so I grabbed my trusty and reliable homeopathy kit which, by the way, is 30 years old (though the plastic box has yellowed a bit)!

In fact, the kit is so old, the company that manufactured it was purchased by another company some 25 years ago. The remedy bottles are plastic with no glass lining:

How's that for lasting medicine? I took one dose of Ipecac 30 and in less than an hour, my nausea was gone.

I even have bottles of remedies from 1918, and I know they work because I’ve used them!

Now, of course, pharmacies provide dating guidelines because they certainly can’t be responsible for a remedy from 1918. But in my experience, these medicines maintain their efficacy; that’s one of the best parts of homeopathy. 

By the way, two days later, my husband thought he was coming down with the stomach flu that had flirted with me. I handed him that same old, reliable bottle of Ipecac 30 and as we've come to expect — it did its good work again.

Like I said, some things never change.

With tradition comes confidence. In 1798, if a child had a sore throat, Dr. Hahnemann (the Father of homeopathy) would administer perhaps Hepar sulph or Mercurius viv. In 2017 219 years later — if a child has a sore throat, we do the same and use Hepar sulph or Mercurius. It’s the same. There’s nothing capricious here. None of our medicines are yanked from the market by the FDA nor slither away in shame for having caused harm. 

Homeopathy is steadfast, consistent, and always reliable.

Just like Thanksgiving.

 We know what to expect.

Speaking of which, if you “accidentally” happen to enjoy too much of your yummy Thanksgiving meal and feel nausea coming on — not from stomach flu as I described above, but rather from too much turkey and pie –  please refer back to my previous Halloween blog on overindulgence and have some Nux vomica on hand.

Here’s to our traditions. Wishing you a warm, happy, delicious Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

*And keep your kit handy just in case, even IF it is a little yellowed with age!




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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