Over the time that you’re in Heilkunst Treatment, you’ll no doubt hear me speak of one healative natural remedy or another when acute issues flare up. I decided to go through my home pharmacy and itemize all of its content for you so that you can ascertain what might be of benefit to you and your family.
As you no doubt know, these supplements aren’t going to cure your chronic illnesses, but will help to support your healing power while you’re en route to a deeper cure through your Heilkunst treatment.
While I’ve included images of the types of products we use in our own home, it is only a suggestion, as your local health food store may carry different brands. The principle behind the supplement is more important than the brand that you use. For a more comprehensive First Aid Homeopathy course, see our Webinar here.
Solé Brine – is a miracle remedy derived from Himalayan Rock Salt that you prepare yourself. Taken internally, it washes away infectious matter, keeps the body’s pH level at a healthy alkaline, and if bathed in, can eradicate skin issues. See more details here.
Vitamin D3 Liquid Drops – If you can sunbathe for 20 minutes per day year round, chances are you won’t need a Vitamin D supplement. However, for us, the winter months in Canada are dark and we need about 2,000 I/U a day to get our Vitamin D, in order to keep our immune function high and maintain healthy bones and teeth.
Vitamin C – helps regenerate healthy tissues and is high in antioxidants for promoting optimum immune function, prenatal, cardio, skin and ocular health. Every morning, our smoothies contain a teaspoon of Vitamin C powder.
Kindervital: This is an awesome supplement that I suggest for both children and the elderly. Due to the fact that it comes in a liquid, it is naturally more easily absorbed into the system promoting health in those that may have a greater challenge deriving it from whole, raw organic foods.
Homeopathic Tissue Salts – Schusseler’s Cell Salts are a homeopathic mineral supplement, in low dose, that helps to build healthy bones and tissues in children. They can help with teething simply by the breast-feeding mom taking them or dissolving one in water, or crushing one tablet into whatever your child is eating.
Probiotics – are stellar at keeping the gut flora at a healthy level in order to be able to fight off any flu bug or infection that may seek you out as a host. If I’ve eaten or drank something that doesn’t wholly agree with me, I’ll double up on my probiotic intake for that day and I feel much better knowing that I can combat any adversary that tries to take up residence in my gut.
Iodine – The body no longer produces its own iodine, but it still requires it for healthy thyroid function. Foods like dried seaweed and fish and seafood, particularly cod, contain high amounts of iodine and will help with fatigue and when weight loss is difficult. To ascertain if your iodine level is sufficient or not, paint a 1 inch patch on the inside of your arm before bed with external use iodine. If the patch is totally gone by morning, you may need to supplement with Lugol’s to bring your levels up to their normal function. Ask your Heilkunst Practitioner more about this at your next session. Also, selenium is a necessary co-factor to assimilate iodine, which you can get from a couple of Brazil nuts daily.
Zinc – is vital for healthy vision, hair, nails, skin, smell, appetite, healthy enzymatic activity and immune function. Zinc is the “happy” element that helps to calm and promote healthy levels of serotonin that keeps you feeling youthful. Zinc promotes wound healing, protein synthesis, blood sugar control, weight loss and protection against yeast infections. It also promotes mental alertness as well as sleep. Zinc is not stored by the body and is depleted by alcohol, sugar consumption or sweating with working out. You can easily test for zinc shortage by taking “The Zinc Challenge;” if the liquid tastes like water, you need zinc, if it tastes awful/medicinal, your levels are fine. Supplementation should be considered with no taste or somewhere in between.
Fermented Foods – Personally, I’m crazy about fermented foods, thinking of them as regular supplements and pure pleasure. I make our own raw goat’s milk kefir that goes into our shakes every day. I also make Kombucha which is fermented black tea and raw cane sugar, which get’s completely consumed by the resident “Scoby”, rendering a fizzy probiotic drink that easily replaces soda pop any day. I also make kosher salt fermented dill pickles which we all love. All raw fermented foods are considered “super-foods”, supplying high levels of orgone energy (the stuff of life), cultured nutrition and gut healthy flora.
Coconut Oil – The health benefits of coconut oil include stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, diabetes, HIV, cancer, dental care, and bone strength due to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.
Calendula Cream with Neem – Calendula is a homeopathic remedy derived from pot marigold (calendula officinalis) and is a premier healative for cuts, diaper rashes and eczema. Neem is derived from the crushed seed of the Neem Tree and is high in Vitamin E and is also anti-microbial to promote healing. Rhus tox. derived from Poison Oak is also the homeopathic remedy we use for rashes or eczema where there is much itching.
Aloe Plant – I have a couple of aloe plants in my kitchen window in case of burns or scalds. Cantharis is also the homeopathic remedy for burns.
Nin Jiom Cough Syrup – On the rare occasion someone gets a cough or cold in our home, we’ve traditionally used Nin Jiom Cough Syrup and Ricola Natural Herb Cough Drops. Eucalyptus essential oil (blended in a carrier oil) on the feet of your child can help, as well as a vaporizer, with natural mint essential oil added near the steam vents, in their their room at night if the air if dry.
Essential Oils – I love my essential oils and while I have a whole shelf full of them, I’ll elucidate on a couple of my favorites here. I’ve already promoted the use of eucalyptus and mint when any one of us is suffering with cold-like symptoms, cough, or even just feeling kind of down that day. I will put pure, natural mint oil in my water on my desk as it is a good pick-me up encouraging feelings of well-being in my clients. I use lavender on my feet at night or on my pillow to help me transition easily into sleep. Rose is a great essential oil for anyone who is suffering a loss, sadness or disappointment. Rubbed on the chest, it can do wonders. Balsam is one of my personal favorites as it reminds me of camping in the forest with my Dad when I was a kid. I find it so grounding, and calming and I will often rub it on my feet before settling into bed for the night. Keep in mind, most essential oils should be diluted into a carrier oil (olive oil is ideal) and not used full strength on the skin.
Bach Flower Remedy Kit (especially ‘Rescue Remedy’) – While we have access to hundreds of flower, tree, bush and sea essences world wide, ‘Rescue Remedy’ contains a few choice flower essences to help with shock or trauma in first aid situations by shifting the state of mind.
Impatiens: For those who act and think quickly, and have no patience for what they see as the slowness of others. They often prefer to work alone. Teaches empathy and understanding of and patience with others. We’ve found it very fast-acting in alleviating an impatient attitude and lowering stress.
Star of Bethlehem: For trauma and shock, whether experienced recently or in the past. Teaches the ability to recover from traumas and to integrate them into the present life.
Cherry Plum: For those who fear losing control of their thoughts and actions and doing things they know are bad for them or which they consider wrong. Teaches trust in one’s spontaneous wisdom and the courage to follow one’s path.
Rock Rose: For situations in which one experiences panic or terror.
Clematis: For those who find their lives unhappy and withdraw into fantasy worlds. They are ungrounded and indifferent to the details of everyday life. Teaches one to establish a bridge between the physical world and the world of ideas; may foster great creativity. Is also used to bring clarity and alertness to the present moment.*
*Description and image source here: http://www.bachflower.com/rescue-remedy-information/
Arnica and/or Traumeel Cream – is a great salve to use on contusions or just sore, bruised, tired muscles, ligament, tendon or joint pain. Because it contains Arnica, never use where there is open skin such as cuts or abrasions as it will cause it to fester. Calendula cream is more suited for that.
Homeopathic Remedies – While we have over 4,000 remedies at our disposal just because we’re in the biz., you would do well to either purchase a small kit from Helios as pictured below or start to accumulate some remedies as you go.
Arnica Montana for bruises
Rhus Tox for itchy, flaky rashes and joint pain
Ruta Grav. for tendon pain
Belladonna for high fevers with quick onset and sun burns
Calendula for cuts and abrasions
Aconitum for shock and thoughts that the patient may die
Apis for bee stings and swelling
Urtica Urens for stinging nettle-like rashes
Drosera, Spongia, Hepar Sulph and Rumex for coughs
Chamomilla for fussy babies who may be teething
Sol and Glonium for sunstroke
Bryonia and Natrum Mur. for headaches over the eyes
Homeoventalin for asthmatic symptoms
Tensor Supports: We are a family of athletes. My daughter rides horses competitively and my son is a Parkour aficionado. We have tensor supports for wrist, knee, ankle, and neck just for intermediary support in the face of strains.
Experience Bowel Cleanser – On occasion, it is prudent to cleanse the bowels with trusted herbal tinctures or to actually have a colonic with a trained professional, due to the fact that there can be 5-7 lbs of accumulated toxins in the colon that need to be cleansed from the body, especially if qualifying yourself for detox. See here.
Clove Bud Oil – Over-the-counter teething gels are not FDA approved and can numb a baby’s gums and throat, potentially affecting breathing and swallowing. Clove Bud Oil works just as well to numb the area. See Mommypotamus’ full recipe here (do not use clove oil full strength on the gums).
Here’s the link to the book on Amazon that expands on these few remedies here: