Patients’ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I use and care for homeopathic remedies?

Remedies should be taken at least 15 minutes before or after eating. Avoid coffee, as it can act as an antidote to your remedy. Steroids and homeopathics work against each other. NEVER use them together!

When using pellets, do not touch them with your hands. Rather, shake them into the cap and pour them under your tongue to dissolve. When using drops, avoid letting the dropper touch your mouth as you squeeze the drops under your tongue. Hold them there for 30 seconds before swallowing, and wait another 30 seconds before taking another remedy.

Store remedies in a dark, cool place away from strong smells and anything that plugs in or uses a battery (e.g., toaster, refrigerator, computer, TV, cell phone). Do not leave in a hot car, as very high temperatures can alter them.

How much water should I drink?

Cut your weight in half: That’s the number of ounces of water you need to drink each day (e.g., if you weigh 140 pounds, you need 70 ounces daily). Your drinking water should be filtered clean, so either invest in a home filtration unit or, if need be, have water delivered in glass bottles. Do not drink distilled water or water from plastic bottles, as chemicals leach from the plastic into the water (and thus into your body). Drink no more than 4 ounces at a time, and do not drink while eating (it dilutes your digestive enzymes). Room temperature water is best.

Why should I avoid drinking distilled water?

Distilled water is void of everything – including life. It has a negative charge and will pull minerals from the cells. If you absolutely must drink distilled water, revitalize it before drinking by adding trace minerals.

Is Nutrasweet okay?

NO! Among other reasons, Nutrasweet breaks down into formaldehyde. That’s for dead bodies, not living ones. If you must have a soft drink, drink a sugared one. But before you do, consider this: All sodas contain phosphoric acid which takes 10 glasses of water to neutralize. You probably aren’t that thirsty!

What about other artificial sweeteners?

Most artificial sweeteners have proven to be toxic to humans and been associated with a number of chronic health problems and mental health issues. Xylitol may be one exception to the rule. Stevia is another, and is probably your safest bet. Be sure to check the label of the brand you buy and make sure it contains only stevia, no preservatives or other added chemicals.

How did I get so many heavy metals in my body?

It may sound a little flip, but simply by being alive. All of us are exposed to many, many toxic metals daily – and some more than others. Sources include drinking from cans, drinking tap water, using aluminum cookware; deodorants, mercury “silver” fillings and other metal dental restorations, antacids, cigarette smoke, seafood, treated lumber, air pollution, vaccines and fluorescent lights.

How often should I have a bowel movement?

Twenty minutes after every meal, you should have a loosely formed stool. It should be odorless and pass without effort. If this is a problem for you, let me know. Not evacuating the bowel allows for absorption of toxins back into the body.

What is rebounding?

Rebounding is a safe, gentle, low-impact exercise. It burns more calories than jogging and can strengthen your heart, improve your circulation, stimulate your lymph system and reduce stress. It can be done at any age, jogging in place or jumping up and down. For additional safety, bars can be used to give stability to those with poor balance.

One key benefit of rebounding is that it stimulates the flow of lymph. Stagnant lymph is associated with the onset of many diseases. While blood has the heart to help it move, the lymphatics lack such a pump. Instead, lymph fluid depends on muscle contraction, massage, exercise and gravity.

The change of gravitational forces as you bounce allow for greater blood flow. The lymph ducts expand and the increased blood flow pushes more toxins through the lymph fluids.

As Dr. Morton Walker, DPM, notes, “The lymphatic system is the metabolic garbage can of the body. Rebounding is a cellular exercise that uses gravity to cleanse your system. It rids the body of toxins, dead cells, trapped proteins, nitrogenous materials, virus, bacteria, heavy metals and other junk that the body does not need.”

Fifteen minutes of rebounding is all it takes.

What is dry brushing?

Dry brushing is another way to stimulate the lymphatics and rid the body of dead cells on the top layer of skin. Your body uses skin as a means of discarding toxins through sweat, but it can’t do so very effectively if your skin is matted with dead cells. So before you shower, take a minute or two to go over every inch of your body with a natural bristle brush, starting with your head and ending with the bottoms of your feet. Then shower those dead cells away! (Get detailed instructions here.)