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What Time Is It??

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

March 6th, 2018  |  6 Comments

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Daylight Savings Time, Homeopathy

Spring forward, fall back.

Or, wait … is it … no, that’s right. Isn’t it?

It’s that confusing time of year again when we realize time is even more relative than Albert Einstein thought.

I went to bed last night at my usual time and mysteriously lost an hour overnight. That darn missing hour will be gone all summer until it sneaks back up on me in November, and then the whole readjustment process starts all over again.

My head certainly understands this, but sometimes, my body does not — and, I know I’m not alone.

All over the United States (except in Hawaii and Arizona where they obviously have more entertaining things to do than change clocks twice a year), people will be battling the after-effects of this week’s time change.

Those effects can present as fatigue, sleeping too little, sleeping too much, irritability or just plain ol’ frustration at trying to figure out how to reset that one impossible clock we all seem to have.

A friend of mine had so much trouble changing the clock on her car stereo during the last time change, that she just gave up — and settled with it being an hour fast. (At least now it will be correct again!)

When I’m just not feeling up to snuff after the time change, the homeopathic remedy Nux vomica 30 helps with it all (except for that clock on the car stereo).

I take it twice a day for only a few days until I’m feeling more adjusted to the new time. If my symptoms are really severe, then I consider Nux vomica 200, as an SOS.

Without subjecting you to an entire history lesson, the current iteration of Daylight Saving Time began in the early years of WWI as an effort to conserve fuel by reducing the consumption of artificial light.

What it effectively did was set up a tradition to tinker with our collective circadian rhythms — our body clocks — twice a year.

But, we can’t place all the blame on the mandated time changes.

We do the same thing to ourselves when we travel. We hop on a plane, fly across the globe, and immediately expect our bodies to synchronize with whatever is going on in that distant time zone.

Well, naturally, that is too much to expect!

Jet lag is simply a symptom of body clock disruption … certainly another time to utilize Nux vomica. I’ve also used Arnica montana as well, as detailed in my 2013 blog post, “No Jet Lag on My Trip to India.”

However, Boiron has once again made it super convenient for those of us who travel with their product Jet Lag Relief®. (You have to admit the name is pretty easy to remember.) This combination remedy supplies Nux vomica, Arnica, and also Cocculus indicus for jet-lag-induced queasiness. If you think those remedies sound familiar, you’d be correct! I described them in a blog post six years ago: “Flying High … with No Jet Lag.” But, it sure is convenient to have them packaged together in one handy Boiron box.

I would take the remedy as Boiron suggests: the day before traveling, on the way to the airport, then after arrival as needed — until I felt synchronized and adjusted to the new time zone.

Wouldn’t our great-grandparents be amazed?

To them, it would indeed seem like the “future.” So, isn’t it ironic a medicine that has been in use for over 200 years can encourage our bodies to stabilize in these modern times?

Now if only we had an easy fix for that annoying clock on the car stereo.


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P.S. Don’t forget about my Facebook Live events. I endeavor to hold one every Monday night at 8 pm EST. Be sure you’ve changed your clocks so you don’t miss it!! But, don’t worry if you can’t attend live; we have them stored in our video section so you can view them no matter what time your body is on.


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.

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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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6 thoughts on “What Time Is It??”

  1. Dr.Dipankar Bakshi says:

    Hello Madam Joette Calabrese,I just went through your article–What Time Is It ??,it is simply fantastic.Being a Homoeopathic Physician ,I also learnt something from this.Carry on these types of write ups regularly and of course inform me as well.
    Very Best Wishes,
    Dr. Dipankar Bakshi

  2. Mary says:

    Did you know (world news reported) the Monday following SPRING FORWARD there is an increase in heart attacks!

  3. Sharon B says:

    Very helpful!! Will be taking some tonight! I am exhausted to day and do not look forward to the “Spring Forward” mode. Wish we could abolish this silly practice — it saves neither time nor money!

  4. Jonella says:

    Amazing all the things nux helps.

  5. Olivia Alexander says:

    Also the Monday after the time change to DST has more fatal car accidents, as well as heart attacks. Why don’t they change the time on Friday into Saturday instead of Saturday into Sunday? Gives us one more day to adjust before the work and school week begins?

  6. Bonnie says:

    Thank you, Joette! I’ve never liked the time change because it always seemed to throw everything out of wack for me. Now I won’t have to dread these bi-annual occurrences!

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