Homeopathy Tips for 3/02/10 Diet and Exercise

It is not often I recommend more than a single homeopathic remedy to a client. Those clients who are in relatively good health sometimes ask what more they can do to take care of themselves. Vitamins and supplements can be helpful but require a certain expertise in using them correctly. I find that the need for vitamins diminishes when good dietย  and exercise are adopted. Of all of the recommendations though, these two are the most difficult for people to follow because it involves a lifestyle change, not just the taking of another pill.

Hahnemann recognized that our lifestyle is integral to our general health. He also recommended that we remove all foods that could have a medicinal effect. He referred to this in Aphorism 260. In Aphorism 261 he addressed the issue directly, “The most appropriate regimen during the employment of medicine in chronic diseases consists in the removal of such obstacles to recovery, and in supplying where necessary the reverse: innocent moral and intellectual recreation, active exercise in open air in almost all kinds of weather (daily walks, slight manual labor), suitable,nutritious, unmedicinal food and drink, etc.”

As we all know diet plays a great part in the maintenance or destruction of our health. Many times obesity and weight loss become the driving reasons for diet and exercise. I have found that as with homeopathy any program of diet or exercise needs to be for the person. No one size fits all.

In terms of the food we eat and what works best I recommend that my clients take a test available on http://www.mercola.com to determine their nutritional type. Dr. Joseph Mercola has created a well balanced yet simple way to determine how our food preferences can determine our basic nutritional type. http://products.mercola.com/nutritional-typing/?aid=CD94 This makes it easier for someone to adopt a new diet into their lifestyle and increasing their health at the same time. He recommends eating good quality and organic food if possible.

He has found that people fall into three nutritional types; Protein, Carbohydrate, or Mixed Type. By determining your nutritional type he has made dietary recommendations that are easy to incorporate. I have found that most people who eat a diet that is simple to follow and easy to prepare do extremely well with this approach.

Needless to say that sugar, refined grains, and other processed foods, especially those with many chemicals added are to be avoided. If we eat fresh fruits and vegetables, farm raised meats that have a natural diet, fish that are line caught, poultry that are raised naturally we will benefit with increased vigor and health. It is not enough to include all of these without decreasing the processed foods though. We can not make a change in one part of our diet without removing the detrimental foods as well.

Along with a simple dietary life change I recommend an exercise program to increase our physical health and stamina. There are as many ways to exercise as there are diets to loose weight. Those programs that include outside fresh air are most enjoyable. Walking or any other sport can be good for anyone but for those leading a more sedentary life, any body movement will be sufficient. We must take care to not jump in too fast as it takes time to build up our muscle and endurance. I also recommend a program of light resistance training. Lifting light weights to keep our muscles in tone is good if we do not have a profession that keeps us active. Yoga, Tai Chi and other body movement activities are very recommended.

Dr Al Sears has developed a program for resistance training that activates aerobic as well as anaerobic exercise. I have used this method for years now and find that it gives the most benefit for the least amount of time invested. His program is called PACE. You can learn more by going to his website.ย  http://www.alsearsmd.com/google/new-pace.html

As with all changes in life, some do not come easy. That is why I recommend programs that are easy to follow without a huge commitment of time or money. Most people do NOT want to change. I find that making elaborate recommendations just do not work. But to help a person incorporate a few simple change works much better. As a person responds in a beneficial way they will naturally want to continue to evolve.

So when anyone asks me what more I recommend for them, these are the two things that will benefit them the most, diet and exercise. They are usually not expensive and can be easily incorporated into any lifestyle.ย  Recommending anything other than a simple change in these areas usually does not work.

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37 comments so far

  1. rajesh kapoor on

    Sir, I am 56 years old. Suffering from piles for last 2-3 years, not bleeding but some irritation at times.Can u suggest me some remedy. I am taking nux vom 30 but not regularly.Thanks

    • dr farheen on

      hi rajesh u take a med AESCULUS in 30 u feel better n give us more information abt ur conditoin

    • B.K.Khurana on

      Dear Rajesh,

      Please follow the following and you will get rid of the piles problem within a few days:-

      1. Nux Vomika 200 one doze to be taken during night,while going to bed and to be repeated weekly.
      2. Sulphar 200k one doze in the morning-to be repeated weekly.

      3. Include some salad in the diet i.e. Cucumber to ensure normal evacuation.

      Good luck

      B.K.Khurana

  2. Nazrul on

    Dear Sir,
    I am in truable on sexual erection & short time 1/2 minutes problem and I am married age 47 yrs.
    Nazrul,PO

    • Dr K L Rana on

      You may see Homoeopathy Doctor, your problem will be solved.

      If we give you remedy, that can solve the problem soon.

      regards

      K L Rana

      • B.K.Khurana on

        Selenium 200 is an excellent remedy.

  3. zabeena on

    Dear Sir,
    Iam suffering with Pelvic Inflammatary disease please advice me good Medicine.

    Waiting for your reply,

    Thank You,
    Zabeena

  4. S K Kalra on

    There are certain disorders which ca n not respond without physiotherapy. I have a partnership with a physio for treatment of musculoskeletal ailments. He is also convinced with the fact that his therapy works faster with the aid of Homeopathic remedies. Now onwards I am thinking of adding one dietitian to our partnership.
    S K Kalra

  5. Dr.shamsulhoda on

    1-dameyanaQ 2-nux vom30 3-phosphoras30

  6. Dr.shamsulhoda on

    sir,I am 33 year old my prablam is hyperacdete i am taking 1-besmath200 2-cheledoneum but no respans.

    • Dr K L Rana on

      Homeopathy medicine can cure any disease if taken properly. We claim to take only one dose and then after few days report to doctor, he can better guide you. Taking medicines continuously will not cure any thing. There may be some incidents where cure has taken place.

      What I have understood, please take medicine under the guidance or supervision of doctor, any disease can be cured.The medicine can be give on simillimum (individual) or disease simillimum, which only doctor can understand

      regards

      K L Rana

  7. Robert Field on

    Hello Dear Readers,

    It looks as though we are now using the newsletter to treat each other for ailments. I think this is wonderful. I have been working on a new computer based program that will help all of you. It is a repertizing program with a quick search feature about remedies. You can build a case(3 repertories to choose from), see it in graph form, search remedies (8 Materia Medica sources) and share it with others (Build community and get help!).

    This has been a two year project and is close to release. There will be a small subscription fee. You can then track cases, save the information, share with others to get help and have the tools available on your computer. There is not another online repertizing program like this.

    Please watch for announcements about the program. This is the very first time I have mentioned this to the general public. So dear readers I can see that you are needing and wanting something like this. This will be a way for you to get the help you need.

    Stay tuned!!!

    Robert Field
    Resonance School of Homeopathy
    HomeopathyMentor.com

  8. stella foots on

    Hi Robert:

    I enjoyed this article, and agree that small changes is the best way to go. Also diet and exercise is very good advise which I’m still working on making it a habit. I thank you for the remedy project that will be available soon. Please include me when this becomes available.
    Also, tell me more about your school. Is the classes online? God bless.

    stella Sac. ca.

    • Robert Field on

      Stella,

      Yes we have a complete online homeopathy program. We also have on online Anatomy and Physiology course and an online pathology and Disease course. Soon the online Repertory Program will be available. You can learn more at
      http://www.resonanceschoolofhomeopathy.com

      Robert Field

  9. Anthony on

    Hi Dr Robert & Friends In many instances it is the lifestyle of the individual that has contributed to the problem, nothing changes permanently unless you change. Regards Anthony.

    • Robert Field on

      Anthony,

      This is why it is good to do homeopathy as it supports the lifestyle change. The person is able to make better decisions and have a stronger will to succeed. It is good to hear from you again.

      Warmest regards,
      Robert

  10. Sabine on

    Hello Robert,

    Your newsletter about diet and exercise is the firt I have read so far, since I just subribed a day ago.

    I made the experience that many people do think, that their diet is quite good (since there was some salad on the burger they had for lunch) and they drank a sugerfree pop ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I guess there is still a hugh lack of education, when it comes to high quality and “real” food, which provides us the nutrients we need on a daily basis, to assure that our whole body incl. our brain can do its work, which we expect that our body performs without saying!
    So I have a little “rule” for myself when it comes to additional exercise (in the meanwhile our entire family is used to it ;-): We never use esculaters or elevators! ๐Ÿ™‚ This sounds like nothing spectacular, but it makes a different – especially in your mind ๐Ÿ˜‰ And you feel better, when you arrived earlier than the “lazy” ones and also gave your body a little additional exercise whithout big effort ๐Ÿ™‚ And when my kids look for a snack, I always prepare them a plate with some pieces of apple, bananas, oranges or whatever we have. Yes, preparing such a snack takes a little longer than opening a chocolate bar, but again it makes a difference!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Step by step ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Robert Field on

      Hi Sabine,

      Thanks for the suggestions. These are simple things that can make a difference. Remember to keep it simple and you will succeed!

      Robert

      • Sabine on

        Hi Robert,

        I like your saying: “Keep it simple and you will succeed!”
        That’s so true and the Homeopathie is a great example for that: Just a few tiny globules and (if properly selected ,-)) you will see the success pretty soon!
        Simple, but effective!
        The only downside might be, that some people can’t believe (yet), that simplicity is often more ๐Ÿ˜‰
        But “who heals is right” and the result will convince anyway. Nothing else matters! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Take care,
        Sabine

  11. ramakrishnan on

    Sir,

    i am 61yrs. & suffering from leucoderma / vitiligo for the last four yrs.i tried homoeopathy from the very begining
    but till date no favourable result is shown.i have taken ars.alb200 and ASF 6X.Every homeopaths have prescribed different medicines
    Can i get ride of this leucoderma?

    • Dr K L Rana on

      If you can see any good Homoeopath nearby, yes this can be cure. If you want to get rid of the leucoderma, you may get intouch directly. Your symptoms based simillimum can be arrived at, and you can be given medicine.

      regards

      K L Rana

  12. em on

    i also have white spots on my arms, could u please suggest the right remedy. thank you

  13. em on

    i have white spots on my arms, what is the cure for it, thank you.

  14. Philip Joseph on

    Dear Dr Robert: Thank you for your realistic advice to incorporate diet and exercise for better health and also to avoid relapse especially after a homeopathic cure took place. Too often, patients revert to old bad eating habits and sedentary lifestyle after they were cured. But this is only setting up for future problems. In addition to diet, and exercise, I have experienced better health by forgiving others, meditation, use of herbs and spices and even use of some mechanical methods (such as Resperate device for high BP, magnets in sprain bands etc). I have heard but not really tried so many other alternative methods – acupuncture, aromatherapy, iridiology, colon cleansing, magnet therapy, etc. One hears about them but often homeopathy alone takes a lifetime to learn that there is not much time left for anything else. But diet and exercise can be easily undertaken by most people. Thanks for your suggestions – simple yet most valuable and can be easily included in most people’s lifestyles. Thanks, Philip

  15. irfan yousaf on

    dear sir,

    i am really enjoy your good health tips that makes us healhy but i have a little problem from last few year. i m 35 year old and i have stomach problems i.e gas,acidity,water comes at mouth in sleeping times and also low blood pressure problems due to stomach disturbance. May i get the solutions about my problems.

    regards

    • B.K.Khurana on

      Dear Irfan,

      Hello,

      Please follow the following guidelines for solving hour stomach problem:-

      1. Take one doze of Nux Vomica 200 at bed time and repeat after a week.

      2. Take Merc. Sol-30 -thrice daily during the intervening period of repeating Nux Vomica.

      This will solve your all problems.

      Good luck.

      B.K.Khurana

  16. Dr.H.C.Malaker on

    Thanks Dr.Robert Field for this valuable tips.Exercise and diet really help to keep the health and mind always in normal state.Please help what medicine can be taken to keep health free from any disease.Participants doctors of this forum please share your expertise knowledge to spread homeopathy.Thanks

  17. Dr.Sarfaraz Ali on

    I think this is again a very important subject.Ideal exercise is that where we use our large muscles, say thighs,legs and arms.One of good exercise is brisk walk,4 miles daily, 5 days a week.Each mile should take 15 minutes and no slow exercise.If there is time limitation, then stationary running be started.70 steps per minute.Tow of feet be 10 inches above the ground.Start may be for 2 and half minutes in the beginning.5 days a week.Before starting doctors permission is necessary.May there be not heart or oher serious problem.Morning exercise is very encouraging.Exercise should be done empty stomac,A glass of juice is very nourishing after exercise.there are many other exercises.
    Thanks

  18. Philip Joseph on

    This is in kind reply to Dr HC Malaker asking about health tips.
    Homeopathic single remedy similimmum should be given to correct the individual tendency to High BP, diabetes etc in addition to proper diet, exercise, occupation, meditation, hobbies & belief in a healing power.
    As an addition to Homeopathic treatment, I have found the following useful, but this just my own experience. Readers MUST consult with their doctor before using anything suggested below. Self medication is not being suggested here at all.

    Blood Sugar reducer/Balancer:
    Cinnamon powder – 1/4 teaspoon once a day
    Chromium from daily foods
    Whole Oats (after cooking 1 cup size per day)
    Steamed okra or cooked okra
    Mustard seeds (1/4 teaspoon a day)
    Sleep – at least 7-8 hours during week Improves blood sugar
    Exercise & Low glycemic diet & reduce white carbohydrate

    Cholesterol reducer:
    Gugulipid or Policosanol capsules
    Berries every day (to increase HDL or good cholesterol
    An apple & banana every day also helps lower the bad LDL cholesterol (fibre & pectin).
    Plant sterols and boiled or baked or steamed beans
    Niacin – increases HDL
    Any good quality fish oil or baked fish 3 times a week
    Powdered Flaxseed 1/2 teaspoon per day
    Red Burgundy Wine (1 cup per day for men, to increase HDL)
    Almonds & Walnuts, combined 1 tablespoon a day (increases HDL or good cholesterol)
    Cilantro or Sage leaf powder

    Blood pressure reducer:
    Garlic
    Dark Cocoa powder (increases nitric oxide and expands blood vessels)
    Pomegranate or any berry juice (to reduce arterial plaque build up) Green tea (without milk as milk destroys the beneficial catechins).
    Passiflora tea & Hibiscus tea
    Celery stalk, 1 per day, natural diueritic (cooked or raw)
    COQ-10 30mg tablets once a day
    Parsley leaf powder 1/2 tsp per day
    3 – 4 glasses of water a day to flush out excess sodium
    Sleep, Yoga and Meditation

    Alzheimer’s prevention:
    Curry powder, turmeric, lower bp, controlled diabetes, social meetings, dong routine tasks in different way every day, memory recall exercise (place 10 objects in room, look at them for 1 minute, close eyes and recall/recite them from memory) etc. Alzheimer’s has been called Diabetes Type 3 by some doctors, so must control blood sugar.
    Use Mediterranean diet or DASH diet or Low-cal diet(search on web)

    Above are only helpers to Homeopathy. Homeopathic classical treatment is very crucial and must be used. There have been some clinical trials of good effect of homeopathic remedies used in an allopathic way (Chelidonium for cholesterol, Rauwolfia & Craetagus for Heart/BP) but that is against my classical homeopathic beliefs.
    Grateful Thanks to Dr Robert for his guidance and wisdom and providing this forum for open discussion, Philip

    • Dr.H.C.Malaker on

      Thanks Dr.Philip joseph for your very very helpful tips i think those will surely help with our homeopathic medicine.I have no words rest to greet you further.Such tips in future from you surely help to mass participants of this forum.Warm regards,malaker

  19. naseermuhammad on

    dear robert

    the topic is very important for every homoeoapthic. we learn more of this topic . daily exercise the muscle and body more strong. for paralysis
    patient the exercise is very necessary. they cured by
    medicine and excercise.we are advise every patients to
    care with diet and daily habit of exerise.

    • Dr.H.C.Malaker on

      Dear Dr.Naseer muhammad will you please share your knowledge and name of medicines those are most effective in treating the cases of paralysis?Thanks in advance,malaker

  20. Rahman Dr M Azizur on

    Deqar all
    Thanks for the tips and comments on that. the news letter gives us close contact who are in the profession and who are in suffering problems. Most of the remedy suggested from the experiences but should be on the total Symtoms observed. However for total cure the idea given may be very helpful. Those who have idea and experience they can easily recommend the medicine with careful diagnosed but not on the basis of written talk. Thanks to all. Dr Rahman Bangladesh.

    • Dr.H.C.Malaker on

      Thanks Dr.Rahman,your comments on the tips is very helpful.The medicines can’t be suggested as par written elaborately in materia medica,when we read meteria medica at that time we see that only one medicine like Bryonia or carbonium sulfuratum etc can cure all the disease of a human being but not what we get after applying.During the tenure of my practice i have seen that every medicine is suitable for a specific problem.So clinical achievent is most sharp weapon in the hands of expert doctor.Thanks for your comments,please share your best clinical achievements.Malaker

  21. Tracy Boyd on

    Hi Robert,

    I have emailed you before and you have been a great help. My daughter is suffering from Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. I was wondering which homeopathic remedy would be helpful for my 6 year old daughter and what dosage and amount?
    Kind regards,
    Tracy

  22. em on

    Dear Dr. Robert,
    my friend has some tumours coming up, can this be cured homeopathically? would like to have your medication … have tried other medicines you suggested, and found it very helpful. thank you so much, keep it up.
    Em

  23. CAROL on

    i NEED HELP FOR MY SON HE HAS LUMPS GROWING ON HIS SCALP FOR A FEW YRS NOW AND THEY ARE GETTINH BIGGER DR SAYS THEY ARE LIPOMA’S HOW CAN THEY SAY THAT WITHOUT ANY TESTS ETC DON’T KNOW WHERE TO TURN CAN YOU HELP tHANK yOU


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