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Happy Holidays? No Way!

Joette Calabrese

Sometimes it’s hard to find connections with people. 

To have even a tiny bit of commonality is a powerful thing. You know, like the feeling you get when someone says, “Merry Christmas!” (more…)

The Bevilacquas and Their Backaches

Family Carrying Boxes Into New Home On Moving Day


The white picket fence. The wrap-around porch. The attached garage. The horrendous pain in her back.

After a 15-hour car ride to her new home in the country, with a packed car and her four boys and little girl, Della had many good reasons to exit the vehicle.

“I can’t sit another second!” she cried as she launched herself from her seat.

Scrambling through the bags in her trunk, she grabbed her red 100 Remedy Kit and searched for the bottle that had already helped her through this type of pain a half dozen times before.

Rhus tox 30 (or 200) to the rescue! Perfect for her stiff, achy back.

Della was much better in less than an hour after just two doses of Rhus tox. In fact, she was better enough to start unpacking boxes.

Thankfully, one of those boxes contained the family’s supply of homeopathic remedies because that evening, she was happy to not have to go scrambling for it when her 8 year-old came looking for help.

“Mom, my back is sore again, like last time,” he said, pressing his hands against his lower back. Della knew it was growing pains–which always came at night, particularly around times when the boys were eating a ton.

This time, Della knew which remedy to give her son. Della’s Homeopathy Study Group friend, Laura, had told her what to use when about a month ago, he had woken up several nights in a row with the same pain.

The medicine was Calc carb 30 (though  3 or 6 potency can also be used.)

With growing kids, Della was an expert when it came to such matters.

After a couple doses, her son was off to bed with no more complaints.

As you can imagine, by this point, Della was feeling pretty proud of her homeopathic prowess!

And so she should.

Homeopathy roots out issues in ways that herbs and essential oils frequently can’t, but there is often a learning curve.

That’s where study groups have made all the difference in Della’s busy life.

She’s even gone on to take my online course Good Gut, Bad Gut, which is designed to teach moms like her how to treat chronic GI conditions.

As for the rest of that week, things sailed by with nary a complaint.

Della’s own back pains never returned, despite all of the lifting and straining (which would have otherwise put her out of commission for days.)

No surprise to Della, who has seen this happen several times in the past, these painful back issues dissolved with only a few doses of homeopathy!

However, while the kids were happily settling into their new rooms, creating the typical disasters in them per usual, things took a bit of a turn.

Guido, Della’s husband, had taken on the heroic task of landscaping two of the house’s jungle-wild flower beds and nine hours of work left him too stiff to even untie his own shoes. (Husbands, am I right?!)

Understanding Guido's tendency to overdo things, she again reached for the Rhus tox. But this time she used it in 1M; a method she learned from reading my blogs for when you really overdo it.

It has been a protocol of choice for many of Guido’s ailments, including the time (a mere month ago) when his old foe, Tennis Elbow, reared its ugly head.

And it works every time! It is, by far, a less invasive approach (with NO side effects,) especially when compared to the months of cortisone shots he had once endured.

Let’s just say Guido has learned to trust his wife as the health authority in their household.

So, how are the Bevilacquas doing now?

Guido hasn’t needed Rhus tox 1M in over three months, and he’s been enjoying weekly tennis games at the rec center (along with a little light gardening…emphasis on light) for some time now!

That’s right folks, no need to stock up on manufactured pharmaceuticals when homeopathy is known to root out whatever ails you!

Here’s a list of the protocols for aching muscle pain to make your job easier:

• For annoying backache from too much sitting or lying down (often improved with stretching):
Rhus tox 30, every 15-20 minutes, until very much better.

• For aches and pains associated with growing in children:
Calc carb 3/6, every 15-20 minutes, until very much better (usually within the first night, but sometimes bears repeating for several nights.)

• For more severe aches, pains and stiffness (including sports injuries) or injuries affecting the cartilage and ligaments:
Rhus tox 1M every few hours until very much better.

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Great Women of Homeopathy (and You’re One of Them!)


In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought we might take a look at some of the great women of homeopathy.

But then I thought … all women of homeopathy are great women of homeopathy!

Throughout history, maintaining the health and integrity of the family has fallen to the women: mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters. It’s a hugely important job.

One could say it is the groundwork of civilization. And women have risen to the challenge.

The dedication of women has brought change to society, to healthcare, to the world.

And this is further evidenced with the practice of homeopathy. It was often women who were attracted to this elegant, effective and gentle method of medicine. (more…)

blog 3 – Prepare to Perform in the Storm

Perform-in-the-Storm-boyHomeopathy First Aid

As a mother of three boys, I learned from necessity how to handle injuries. After grasping the importance of knowing the fever remedies, I found myself memorizing injury remedies because of the very nature of my family.

Bangs, burns, bruises, bumps, concussions, cuts, contusions, cracks, fractures, splits, stabs, stings, swats, smacks, slams, slaps, punctures, punches, pricks. That was my usual day.

My boys were magnets for catastrophes. One day, I actually kept a diary of what a typical day encompassed. It’s as though they scheduled their injuries for the day from the moment they rose from bed. Here it is:

7:00 a.m. – Giuseppe falls out of bunk bed and whacks head on floor.
7:32 a.m. – Giuseppe burns hand on hot toaster.
7:34 a.m. – Peter splatters hot bacon grease on face.
9:25 a.m. – Perry gets attacked by the rooster with the long, sharp talons.
10:30 a.m. – Perry drives a shovel into foot while digging in the garden.
11:05 a.m. – Giuseppe gets a tick embedded in right ear.
12:00 p.m. – Lunch.
1:30 p.m. – Bee flying at warp speed implants itself in Peter’s right cheek.
2:15 p.m. – Perry gets an electric shock on goat pen.
3:45 p.m. – Peter inhales a mosquito up right nostril.
5:00 p.m. – An argument over Legos results in fist fight. Perry gets his nose punched off his face. (Or so it seemed that way.)
6:00 p.m. – Dad comes home.
6:30 p.m. – Dinner.
7:30 p.m. – Perry inhales bath water in the tub.
8:30 p.m. – Bed.
8:35 pm- Whew!

This Is What Homeopathy Did For Me

I learned that it relieved the physical and emotional shock of accidents and injuries in short order. Whether for a mild injury or one that might have required medical treatment, homeopathy gave me the confidence that it would absorb the shock, could minimize and often eliminate bleeding; reduce fear, anxiety, and pain; and put my boy in a better state. Many a mom has reported to me that they set off to the emergency room and on the way administered the proper remedy. What a comfort to know what to do, even in calamitous circumstances.

A Combination Remedy to Consider


The best preparation for an emergency is to own a homeopathy kit with as many remedies as you can afford. It is not unusual to see kits with 30 – 100 remedies in them. If you have small children, it is a good idea to tuck a few key remedies in your purse.

Remedies can be purchased individually at a cost range of $8.00-$22.00. By purchasing a kit, the cost is usually reduced to less than $2.00 per remedy. Because these medicines will last for decades, there’s no need to replace unused remedies with new stock.

I carry remedy kits in my office. Should you be interested, you may contact me at contact@joettecalabrese.com.

But, having said this, I urge folks to start small; try one little remedy at a time. Once you get hooked on homeopathy, as I’m sure you will, then ponder the idea of making a greater commitment with the purchase of a household kit. By the way, I’m not the only one who sells kits. They can be found on line and in certain health food stores.



Meanwhile, allow me to offer another FREE transcript. This one is to my CD Perform in the Storm – Homeopathy First Aid, so you can get more remedies for first aid under your belt.

If you pride yourself in being frugal, tenacious and autonomous, if you love being in control of taking care of your family’s well being, if you get a thrill out of learning a skill that will serve you and your family for generations, then this medicine called homeopathy is likely the method of care for you.

Join me in the adventure of being able to cure your family yourself. My boys are grown now, but homeopathy still serves me well. Learning and applying it, is one of the most intellectually and emotionally satisfying endeavors I know.

The World’s Fastest Growing Medicine

Homeopathy is the world’s fastest growing medicine. According to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, the Indian market is likely to grow 30% per year. Globally, with France being the largest contributor, this same organization estimates the growth at 25% annually.

So you have to ask yourself, why is that? In my professional and motherly opinion, there is only one reason…it works!

It has been a hoot reading all your great comments. What I have come away with is the realization that a preponderance of self-educated folks visit this Blog. My favorite kind of people!

Thanks for reading.


Check out Joette at the Weston A. Price Regional Conference in Buffalo

Last weekend, I had the privilege to speak at the regional conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation.  For those of you who weren’t able to attend, I wanted to share some photos from the day.

I spoke about how to treat fever the homeopathic way.  No drugs and your children will be healthier for it.  To get up to speed on the topic, check out my past blog post on fever.

I need all the help I can get from my family to help me get ready for these events.  That's my son, Giuseppe, helping me set up and my father is overseeing the progress.

More than two hundred people attended this wonderful weekend of workshops geared toward helping families take charge of their health through nutrition and natural healing.

I always enjoy the opportunity to talk to people about what homeopathy can do for them.  Our HomeopathyWorks booth allowed me to do just that.

Of course, one of the highlights of the conference was being on a plenary panel with the highly regarded Sally Fallon Morel, who wrote one of my favorite cookbooks about nutritious food, Nourishing Traditions.

Another exciting announcement: we have a new website!

From now on when you enter www.homeopathyworks.net into your browser, you will be redirected to our new-and-improved site, JoetteCalabrese.com.

We now have a great search function where you can search all of my articles by keyword.  Stay tuned for other new features that will be available soon, such as a whole section devoted to homeopathy research where you’ll be able to read articles about clinical trials and other new developments in the science of homeopathy.

Don’t forget to click on the link for our products page as well – very soon we will be selling remedy kits through the website!

Also very exciting is the new section “Shopping with Joette,” where you can support our community of like-minded vendors who supply us with the foods and products we use on a daily basis.

Have a look around and tell us what you think!


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