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Suzanne King says ...
This is great information. I've learned new information. I've also heard zinc helps.
10/29/2011 1:36:03 AM CDT
jeff a says ...
ive never tried homeopathicremidies before but after reading all of this i will certainly look into it further--im not a big fan of traditional medication that is making companies rich and me poor..
10/29/2011 11:56:34 PM CDT
All Natural Katie says ...
I just started using homeopathic meds this year. I love Arnicare Gel. I was surprised that it works so well. My dad is in the medical field, so I grew up in a household of Big Pharma meds. I love discovering herbal remedies such as Oregano and Thyme tea to help relieve a cold.
10/30/2011 9:16:47 AM CDT
Erin T says ...
I make sure I take lots of vitamin C.
11/01/2011 10:29:43 PM CDT
Colby says ...
I noticed that this was filed under the category "Whole Body" by mistake; it should be under the "Whole 'lotta BS" category.
10/19/2011 11:37:36 PM CDT
cavall de quer says ...
Christy actually says it in so many words: there is no active ingredient in homeopathic remedies. This does not prevent homeopathic nostrums deriving from animal sources: pig embryos, duck heart, bird feathers and anything else which they imagine could help suffering humans - see the "provings" pages of homeopathic sites for lists. There may remain no molecule of these sad body parts in what humans ingest for their ills, - but it's too late for the sources to worry about that.
10/20/2011 2:47:06 AM CDT
Mary says ...
Thanks for doing these podcasts!
10/21/2011 2:50:41 AM CDT
Mare S says ...
very informative. I knew you should take Vitamin C to stave off colds and such, but not Vitamin E – must start eating foods rich in that as well.
11/05/2011 8:22:29 PM CDT
Diana Russell says ...
Such good information! I sent it to my Mom - I wish she would give these types of treatments a go!
10/22/2011 6:42:02 PM CDT
Elizabeth Weiss says ...
This is the first time I have ever listened to a pod cast. So informitive. Thanks!
10/23/2011 9:51:39 PM CDT
daniel healey says ...
I do not know much about this, is it true medicine?
11/08/2011 8:18:32 AM CST
Summer Davis says ...
I had no idea that homeopathic drugs were regulated by the FDA! That doesn't make me think that they work any better, but it's interesting to know. I haven't used homeopathy on my family but I do use natural remedies when they get sick. My favorite is Elderberry, which we use in conjunction with peppermint tea sweetened lightly with honey.
10/24/2011 8:18:51 AM CDT
Geri S says ...
I didn't know that Homeopathic medicines are regulated as drugs by the FDA, see you can learn something everyday.
10/23/2011 7:17:06 PM CDT
tubbytelly says ...
I much prefer to go natural with remedies when I can. I like knowing that generations of people have used these natural methods with great result.
10/24/2011 2:36:04 PM CDT
Avery Timm says ...
Here is a quick guide to how homeopathy works... http://youtu.be/BWE1tH93G9U How do you define "therapeutically active"? Are there any large studies that are double blinded that show that homeopathy has any effect beyond the placebo effect? http://virou.gr/vvX1PZ Homeopathy is not regulated by the FDA any more than water or sugar pills would be. As long as there are no detectable active ingredients the FDA isn't involved. The scandal that people concerned about their health should be talking about is the fact that the FDA has given homeopathic products a pass when it comes to health claims. A product can say that it's homeopathic and it can make any claims it wants to and there is no need for it to defend those claims. They can put sugar pills in a bottle and claim they treat a headache without demonstrating that they work. Then they can put sugar pills in another bottle that are identical in every way that any lab in the world would be able to detect and they can say that it will treat an earache. Can you imagine buying a bottle of ibuprofen that says it has pills with 250mg of the active ingredient, but it's really sugar pills...that manufacturer would be shut down in a second. The danger of homeopathy is not that people waste money on something that claims to cure a headache. It's that people grow to depend on homeopathy, and when something serious comes along they default to depending on it, and since it doesn't work they can die... http://whatstheharm.net/homeopathy.html Whole Foods is contributing to this dangerous situation by selling and promoting homeopathy.
10/24/2011 11:26:47 PM CDT
Kathy Rambousek says ...
I agree with the comments about treating symptoms early w/homeopatic remedies. I love how I can feel good about my whole family being able to use these remedies without side effects and worries about interacting negatively with other medications.
10/25/2011 9:45:53 PM CDT
Janice Cooper says ...
I try and stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and juice.
10/26/2011 6:18:56 PM CDT
Cynthia C says ...
Really, I think the best thing you can do is avoid crowds as much as possible and wash your hands often.
10/26/2011 6:07:14 AM CDT
Patricia N says ...
Good suggestions I plan on trying for the upcoming cold and flu season.
10/27/2011 6:37:48 AM CDT
Terri says ...
We try to eat lots of fresh organic fruit and vegetables, drink at least 80 oz of filtered water a day and wash hands frequently. We rarely get colds or the flu.
10/27/2011 12:26:52 PM CDT
Shar Donoho says ...
Some good information for the upcoming cod and flu season.
10/27/2011 5:08:18 PM CDT
Sammi says ...
I don't know too much about homeopathy but it just makes sense to stick to natural remedies for something as minor as a cold - no reason for heavy pharms
10/27/2011 4:28:47 PM CDT
Aubrey says ...
I like this idea of trying something first at home with limited to no side effects as opposed to jumping right into conventional medicine! Def great info to keep in mind!
10/27/2011 6:14:09 PM CDT
Anita b says ...
I totally agree with the natural way it is def the way to go, homeopathy is how things have been done centuries we could prob prevent cancer using less toxic chemicals
10/27/2011 8:47:38 PM CDT
Renea P says ...
Great info, and all in a podcast..awesome!
10/28/2011 12:19:27 AM CDT

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