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The Disease of Kings (and Commoners)

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

November 15th, 2018  |  17 Comments

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Gout Joette Calabrese

What do Benjamin Franklin, Henry VIII and I all have in common?

All three of us have experienced a gout attack.

Luckily, I have only had one event, but those two men, among many others, are well-known for having been relentlessly plagued with the pain, and eventual crippling, gout can cause.

In fact, rumor has it that Thomas Jefferson had to deliver rough drafts of the Declaration of Independence to fellow Founding Father of America Benjamin Franklin for his input, as Franklin was too infirmed from a gout attack to attend the meetings!

Because of Henry VIII of England’s well-documented association with the malady, gout earned its nickname, “The Disease of Kings.” A sufferer certainly doesn’t feel like an entitled royal during an attack, though. I can attest to that!

At the time mine occurred, years ago, I didn’t even realize that’s what it was. The great toe on my left foot was swollen, red and incredibly painful, but it never occurred to me it could be gout. I was too young! I ate well! I drank plenty of water.

Well, maybe I really didn’t. 

It must be a bee sting — at least that’s what I thought — and bee stings call for Apis. Well, let me tell you, even though it can sometimes be used for gout as well, that Apis didn’t work. At all. I suffered for a couple of weeks with the pain until it eventually, very slowly, diminished.

It’s an essential story for me to share because it shows that I make mistakes just like everybody else.

Mistakes are how we learn.

This incident highlights what a tremendously important part diagnosis plays in effectively utilizing my method of Practical Homeopathy®. It was not until many months later after the gout symptoms were long gone, I realized what they really indicated. Had I received an accurate diagnosis immediately, I would have chosen the correct homeopathic medicines and shortened the length of my suffering a great deal.

This is why I always reiterate to get a proper diagnosis whenever possible before choosing your remedy.

Gout, of course, is the result of an increase of uric acid in the body. This excess uric acid crystallizes within the body’s joints, causing debilitating arthritic pain. We have discussed before that the cell salt Nat phos is one of the remedies we think of for acidity.

In cases of gout, however, it is generally used in combination with other remedies, depending on how the condition is presenting. In a recent podcast, one of our Moms with Moxie discussed having success against gout with Nat phos 30, but the more familiar potency for this use would be Nat phos 6X twice a day, regardless of whether being used for chronic or acute situations.

But that’s not the only way to approach gout. There’s actually a lot more than just Nat phos.

There’s a Banerji protocol for chronic gout: Ledum palustre 200 and Belladonna 3C taken together in the mouth two to three times a day, in addition to Medorrhinum 200 taken twice a week, until the condition is resolved.

During acute attacks, that same Banerji protocol may be utilized every two to three hours, alternating the two remedies (Medorrhinum and the Ledum/Belladonna mixture), until very much better.

(As a side note, Belladonna 3C is challenging to locate in the United States. If that is a problem for you, the 6X potency will work.)

Upon taking the appropriate remedy, I never had another gout attack again. Why? I don’t know. I don’t know why I had the first one. What I do know is if it ever does recur, I am at the ready to attack it with our victorious homeopathy! (I bet poor Benjamin Franklin and Henry VII wish they’d been so fortunate as me.)

So, get ready for Thanksgiving! Don’t let anything (especially gout) stand in the way of your having a lovely and delicious holiday.

And while we’re on the subject, Thanksgiving dining tables are infamous for family discussions — most stay pleasant, but some conversations may border on adversarial. If you find yourself engaged in a debate about homeopathy during the holidays, be forearmed! Skeptics in every family usually respond best to facts.

Where do you get facts?

Well, you know about my blog posts — you’re reading one right now! But did you also know my website houses a resource area containing useful downloads and a vast collection of pertinent articles I’ve curated regarding the efficacy of homeopathy? Just log in and utilize the area as much as you want — it’s all free! I want you to have the power of facts behind you as you pass on the good news of homeopathy this Thanksgiving!

Warmly,

Joette Calabrese

 

 

P.S. If you’re trying to get a jump on your Christmas “hinting” over the Thanksgiving holiday, might I suggest a remedy kit? Nothing is more important than having the correct remedy on hand at the exact time your family needs it. Whether you ask for the Top 100 Remedies kit, a 200C Remedy kit, or a Cell Salt kit, the kits that are offered through my office will give you the confidence to know you are ready for anything.

But hurry and order soon!

Oh, for crying out loud, I sound like a high-pressure salesperson; the truth is, our inventory of these kits runs out quickly.

In fact, we sell out of the Cell Salts kit almost as fast as we get them in. So, encourage your ‘Secret Santa’ to get your name on our list to receive one as soon as possible so you’re not disappointed on Christmas morning! There’s never been a more practical, life-saving, confidence-building gift. (And it’s fun, too. Nothing makes me happier than to organize my remedies, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it just as much!)

 

 

 

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.

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.


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17 thoughts on “The Disease of Kings (and Commoners)”

  1. Dawn P says:

    I buy a lot of my remedies at Castle Remedies in Ann Arbor, MI.
    They recently have had requests for many lower potencies and have made them available. ( I’m guessing from people reading Joette’s blog). They do carry Belladonna 3c and they ship.

    1. Nicoleteix@optonline.net says:

      Hi,

      I want to purchase these from ABC homopathy but the medorrhinum 200 comes from Canada and it is expensive. Can you recommend another site?

      Thanks you,
      Nicole

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

        If you’re a student of mine you may purchase from OHM.

        1. Nicoleteix@optonline.net says:

          I am not. Can I purchase from you anyway?

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

            My office sells only kits.

  2. Suzanne P. says:

    I often buy remedies from ABC Homeopathy online and they have most potencies (all the X potencies as well as all the low C potencies) . Plus they have remedies I cannot find elsewhere.

  3. ELENA UPTON says:

    Another great combination for gout is Coccus cacti 6c with Urtica urens mother tincture (or the lowest potency available to you.) I have had great success with it seldom returning. James Compton Burnett wrote extensively about this protocol.

  4. Hi
    I cannot access the free resource area mentioned in this article.

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

      Its password protected, so you must include your email address and generate a password.

  5. Sandra Levy says:

    Amazon also sells Boiron’s Belladonna 3C.

  6. Nicoleteix@optonline.net says:

    Good afternoon,

    My husband has been suffering from gout for a long time and having more frequent attacks. My sister introduced e to your site. I want to start the homeopathic regime on your site. I am having a tough time finding the products? Can someone help me?
    It would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Nicole

    1. Nicoleteix@optonline.net says:

      Also, for medorrhinum & Ledum palustre 200: can I use a 200c? Can’t locate plain 200 & is there a difference. thank you!!!

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

        They’re one in the same.

        1. Nicoleteix@optonline.net says:

          Thank you so much for the reply!!

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

      Click on the name of the remedy it will take you to the source for purchasing.

      1. Nicoleteix@optonline.net says:

        Thank you!!

  7. Nicoleteix@optonline.net says:

    I want to know if there’s a way to convert belladonna 3c to belladonna 30c. I went on the link you provided above and it only give me belladonna 30c?

    Thanks in advance,
    Nicole

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