HOMOEOPATHIC DETOX KIT

Basic Detox Kit. Homeopathic detoxification and drainage of the major organs of elimination. This whole-body homeopathic detoxification program is for the stimulation and detoxification of the liver, lymphatics & kidneys.

One of the most common combinations of PEKANA medicines is the “Big Three” Detox and Drainage Kit which includes: Apo-Hepat, Itires and Renelix. These three remedies have a regulating effect on the liver, the kidneys and the lymphatic system, and help with the download and excretion of toxins. Many chronic illnesses will improve if these organs of elimination are supported.

The Drainage kit remedies should also be considered in preventive health programs to reduce toxicity and the onset of illnesses. They can be used on their own, but will also support any Detox program that might include juice fasts, herbs, protein powders or elimination diets. Consider a fall detox program now, to help prepare your patients for the cold and flu season.

Apo-Hepat is the primary remedy for regulating and supporting normal liver function, which includes the vital actions of excretion, detoxification and metabolism. This medication also regulates gallbladder and pancreatic function.(click here for remedy details)

Itires supports general lymphatic drainage and helps to resolve issues at lymph nodes. It is commonly used in acute infections as well as more serious chronic issues where foci of toxicity or infection needs to be downloaded. Itires is available in oral drops as well as in a topical ointment which can be applied directly on to areas of lymphatic stagnation and swollen lymph nodes. (click here for remedy details)

Renelix supports Kidney drainage and regulation. It tends to have a soothing effect on the kidneys and should be used with virtually every patient during detoxification protocols. Practitioners have given feedback that they have seen EGFR and Creatinine

levels normalize with the use of this remedy. Since most toxic metals are excreted through the kidneys, Renelix should always be included in heavy metal chelation protocols. (click here for remedy details)

Apo-Hepat, Renelix and Itires are so frequently combined for general multi-system drainage, that this trio is often referred to as “The Big Three General Drainage and Regulation Protocol”, and a 50ml bottle of each of these three remedies is packaged together to increase its cost-effectiveness. Each of these remedies can also be purchased separately in a 100ml bottle.

**Typical Dosages

Apo-Hepat 1/4 to 1/2 tsp (approx. 25 to 50 drops) bid

Itires 1/4 to 1/2 tsp (approx. 25 to 50 drops) bid

Renelix 1/4 to 1/2 tsp (approx. 25 to 50 drops) bid

HOMOEOPATHY AND MAINSTREAM HEALTH CARE

Viva speaks to Dr. Peter Fisher, the physician to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, about the application and integration of homeopathic medicine into mainstream health care.

 

BY INNA LEVCHUK

 

Homeopathy, widely used in Europe, is becoming more mainstream in North America. Based on the principle of “like cures like,” this system of alternative medicine uses micro-doses of a substance that cause symptoms to stimulate the body’s self-healing response.

 

What is homeopathy?

According to Dr. Fisher, homeopathy has a wide range of applicability, varying from symptomatic treatment of short-term problems—cold, hay fever, migraines—to, as he puts it, perhaps the most interesting and the most relevant phenomenon in the modern healthcare context—the constitutional treatment of people, not diseases.

“Which is of great interest in an era when so many people have multiple or complex illnesses,” continues Dr. Fisher. “From the conventional perspective, they’ve become almost nothing but a bundle of diseases, each to be treated with one, two, three or four drugs. With homeopathy, you can take a completely different perspective and say, ‘This is not a bundle of diseases, this is a person with a specific pattern of suffering.’”

 

The question of integration

According to Dr. Fisher, homeopathy should be used in an integrative fashion.

“Nobody has all the answers to the myriad faces of human suffering. The whole point of integration is to combine the best of both worlds,” he says.

Dr. Fisher believes conventional medicine has achieved effectiveness in treating multiple conditions—especially with the help of antibiotics that are “wonderful drugs when they are appropriately used.”

“The problem is that very often, they are not used properly,” says Dr. Fisher. “Immunization has saved lives of millions and millions of people, mostly children.”

He believes that homeopathy must be integrated not only with conventional but also with other forms of natural medicine.

“In our hospital, we use a lot of acupuncture for chronic pain,” he says. “It’s a great treatment for chronic back pain.”

 

Applications

Dr. Fisher emphasizes that homeopathy can’t replace immunization.

“The first thing to say is that homeopathy is not anti-immunization, not anti-vaccination. Homeopathy was actually invented the same year as vaccination in 1756. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, was very strongly in favour of vaccination.”

According to Dr. Fisher, while homeopathy can be applied for a number of self-limiting minor complaints, such as coughs, colds and allergies, it can be successfully used as a part of cancer treatment.

“We have a cancer centre in our hospital,” says Dr. Fisher. “We don’t claim to cure cancer but we treat the symptoms—the symptoms of the treatment of the cancer, such as chemotherapy, or the radio therapy. Fantastically, we get very positive feedback.”

 

Use in children

According to Dr. Fisher, homeopathic medicines are a very popular choice for children for a variety of common conditions, such as teething and colic.

Coughs, colds and sore throats are often treated with antibiotics, which, Dr. Fisher says, often leads to recurrent infections.

“There is sufficient evidence that it is a slippery slope: the more antibiotics you get, the more likely you are to get another infection.”

According to Dr. Fisher, treating children with homeopathic medicine can reduce the use of antibiotics in them, providing adequate results and also improving their parents’ quality of life.

 

Challenges

According to Dr. Fisher, in around 1890, a quarter of all U.S. physicians were homeopaths. This number dropped drastically through the 20th century and homeopathy was close to disappearing around the 1970s.

Dr. Fisher says although interest in homeopathy has been steadily growing these days, there are a number of challenges facing the industry. One of them is a large international sceptical movement that has a negative impact on the public perception of homeopathic medicines.

According to Dr. Fisher, unfortunately, there is an informational gap when it comes to homeopathic medicine.

“You will find websites that say, ‘Don’t immunize your kids, go against autism’—that’s very damaging,” he says.

Dr. Fisher is confident that the best way to create awareness about homeopathic medicine is through doctors’ cooperation as well as the public involvement.

“The public are our best advocates,” notes Dr. Fisher. “I think you need alliances involving the public, involving the industry, involving the practitioners to bring high-quality, balanced, sensible and relevant information.”

 

Integration

According to Dr. Fisher, integrating homeopathic medicine into mainstream health care systems will reduce the economic burden that many countries are facing today. The cost around conventional medicine is associated not only with the cost of medical substances but also with the cost of work and time necessary to produce the medication, plus, in many cases, it adds up to treating its adverse effects, says Dr. Fisher, also noting that homeopathic medicines are generally cheap and are very safe with no evidence of serious side effects.

“I emphasize that I am not knocking the conventional medicine, it has achieved miraculous things,” reiterates Dr. Fisher. “A huge number of diseases vanished but unfortunately, it doesn’t mean the end of human suffering. The benefits are that homeopathy can treat the symptoms that are difficult to treat otherwise and most importantly, it can reduce the burden of the vastly used drugs that are being prescribed.” VM

 

It’s recommended to see both your homeopathic and your family doctor and let them work together to ensure the best outcome. Also, always be open about the medications you are taking to minimize the risk of drug interactions.

 

Dr. Peter Fisher, clinical director and director of research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, Europe’s largest centre for integrative medicine. He is also physician to Her Majesty the Queen.

Dr. Fisher is a member of the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional and Complementary Medicine and a member of the Advisory and Editorial Board, Cochrane Collaboration Complementary and Alternative Medicine Field. A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Dr. Fisher is accredited as a specialist in both homeopathy and rheumatology.

THE BIG DISEASE THAT GETS UNDER YOUR SKIN

Whether it’s rashes, swollen knees, nausea or impaired weakness in your limbs that has gone on for a long time – you’re probably frustrated looking for medical answers. If this sounds familiar, the answer may lay in that tiny creepy crawler that got under your skin last summer!
One possible explanation is that you’ve contracted Lyme disease from a deer tick. These tiny blood sucking parasites live in tall grasses, can fly with the wind and cleverly stick on the insides of your pants or shirts until they bury their heads under your skin. They love the hot places you offer under your armpits, the backs of your knees or the nape of the neck; depositing Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii bacteria, and leaving a bulls-eye rash as a remembrance.
Lyme disease is prevalent enough to be considered epidemic and serious enough to cause neurological symptoms, cognitive defects, heart rhythm irregularities and even death.
If you’ve recently been bitten, then a blood test may identify the disease, however, it’s often ineffective in detecting it when the bite occurred several months or years ago.
The mainstream treatment for Lyme disease is oral and/or intravenous antibiotics to lessen the more severe symptoms. After treatment, some people continue to have symptoms that include muscle aches and fatigue. The Mayo Clinic says that the post treatment Lyme disease (continuing symptoms after treatment) requires more research to discover why there are lasting symptoms for some people even after antibiotic treatment.
If you think you have contracted Lyme disease, Homoeopathy can help. Homoeopathy is a holistic healing system that focuses on the whole person and tailored to each patient’s specific symptoms and history. It’s an effective treatment and eradication of the symptoms and long-term side effects of Lyme disease.
There are a number of remedies that Dr. Kumar may use to treat Lyme disease. The remedies used will depend on the patient’s symptoms and background, but part of the treatment plan may include Rhus Tox for body aches and chills. More effective remedies include Bryonia for fatigue, and Belladonna for inflammation. Even when treating the same illness, people often have varying symptoms, medical histories and/or additional maladies, and therefore require individualistic treatment plans. It’s important to work with a Homoeopathic practitioner who can advise and prepare the most effective treatment. If you would like more information or would like to set up an appointment, please contact Dr. Kumar.

UNDER THE WEATHER OR TOTALLY SHIPWRECKED?

Snow has fallen, temperatures have dropped, and people may find themselves a little ‘under the weather.’  The term, ‘Under the Weather,’ comes from a maritime source, and was basically referring to sailors who didn’t feel well.  They would huddle down, under the deck of the ship, as a way to escape the weather, and the sea (visually at least).  When you have the influenza, it can feel like you’re drowning with stuffed up sinuses, and with every little wind sending chills up your body!

Chances are, you’re a bit of a shipwreck yourself, hiding under the covers, trying to keep out the drafts, and out of the elements in order to recover!

There are several symptoms of the flu, that range from mild to all out miserable.  Complications can range from  a few days or weeks of feeling a range of discomfort – to more serious ailments like pneumonia, asthma and even heart failure!  It’s important to strengthen your immune system and if the flu does knock the wind out of your sails, take something safe and effective.

The symptoms:

Here are some of the symptoms of this year’s flu strains:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

There are many different flu viruses and they are constantly changing. This is why Homoeopathic treatment is so effective.  It is a whole body treatment, and individualized and tailored for each person. This means that if, for example, you have asthma and catch the flu, homoeopathic treatment would include addressing your asthma as well.  Your treatment would have long term positive health effects, on both your immune function, as well as your asthma management.  In fact, with longer term management, it is possible to eliminate your asthma all together with the right Homoeopathic treatment.

The solution:

Influenzinum is a highly effective influenza treatment for the strains of flu rolling into northern hemisphere this season.  This particular Homoeopathic dilution has been recommended by the World Health Organization and approved by the European Medicines Agency.  This remedy’s safety net includes H1N1, H1N2, and B/Brisbane/60/2008 like virus.  This is not a vaccine, but in as little as five doses, you will be feeling better and sailing on smoother seas!

Here’s an interesting fact:  The popularity of Influenzinum in France is so great – it’s the number one seller!

Order Influenzinum on this website, or call Dr. Kumar Belgaumkar for an appointment.

THE DOWN AND THE DIRTY ON IBS

If you have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) by your doctor, I may be able to predict the story of your diagnosis journey…

Your most noticeable first symptoms most likely began when you were a teenager or younger and began with embarrassing gas and some bloating. You’re probably a female since IBS affects twice as many women as men. If you went to the doctor, he/she probably told you it was Pre-menstrual Symptom or constipation and scribbled you a perception to alleviate the pain and/or constipation. After a few years, your symptoms became increasingly worse and included greater pain, cramping and either severe constipation and/or diarrhea. As you approached your mid-late 30’s and 40’s, you’ve perhaps noticed mucus in your stool, rectal bleeding and increased abdominal pain during the night. As you approached 50, you’re told it’s menopausal. Sound familiar?

Homoeopathy can help, from the onset of symptoms and prevent them from getting worse as a person ages. This form of treatment is highly affective because each person is treated individually, specific to the symptoms they are suffering from and given their medical and family history. This is because homoeopathy works as a holistic medicine; mind, body and spirit (emotions) and targets at healing the triggers and not just each of the specific body parts.

Throughout your journey of pain and discomfort, you’ve most often been through a plethora of medical tests, colon checks and taken various medications without realizing the root cause(s) of your discomfort and pain. Finally, when diagnosed with IBS, you’re probably wondering what that means, exactly.

But what is IBS? According to the Mayo Clinic research, the intestinal wall muscles are contractions are more severe and last longer than normal in IBS patients; thus causing gas, bloating and diarrhea. Or the opposite happens, and the slower contractions result in hard, dry stools. They also state that signals between the brain and intestines are not working properly or that there may be an abnormality in the gastrointestinal nervous system.

Never the less, it’s still a shocking fact that as many as 1 in 5 people suffer from IBS in North America! The Mayo Clinic research says that IBS causes are mostly unknown, but they attribute this ‘disease’ to the following:

1. Foods: allergies, intolerance, spices, etc.
2. Stress: irritates IBS, but doesn’t cause it
3. Hormones: IBS is mostly a female disease, and worse at the time of PMS
4. Other illnesses: bacterial overgrowth, etc.

Since homoeopathy treats the root cause and its remedies promote the body’s self-healing mechanisms and not just symptoms, IBS can be effectively treated with Homoeopathic Medicines.

Some of the remedies that are effective to treat IBS include: Bryonia for constipation with no urge, Colocynthis for cramping pains – doubling over in pain. Mer. Cor. for blood in stool.

Dr Kumar recommends that patients continue to see their doctor and gastroenterologist to monitor their condition.

It’s interesting to note, that the research (www.mayoclinic.com) indicates that besides genetic predisposition, gender and age, one of the risk factors in women getting IBS is rooted in ‘anxiety, depression, a personality disorder and a history of childhood sexual abuse are risk factors. For women, domestic abuse may be a risk factor as well.’

This fits in with the homoeopathic model of how the body is an entity, (body, mind, spirit, emotions) and must be diagnosed and treated individually, and as a whole.

The Winnipeg Homoeopathic Clinic carries a full line of remedies to address all your health concerns. To book an appointment with Dr. Kumar, call 204 7992962 or email: www.drkumarhomoeopathy.com.

IT’S A DOG’S LIFE

We love our fur-babies! I mean, what’s not to love? Whether you’ve carefully selected your puppy for personality, breed or pedigree or rescued a pooch from the pound (bless you); they become part of the family! That’s only one of the reasons it’s so important to take care of their health!

Dogs and other domestic pets, as adorable as they are, can carry or harbour a wide variety of illness that include parasites, bacterial infections or more serious inflictions like rabies. These can be spread to humans if not treated early.

For example, all puppies are born with tapeworm. Unless treated, the tapeworm infestation becomes increasingly worse and will spread to children and adults alike. The worm will exit the pup’s rectum long enough to lay eggs on the fur. These eggs drop off on dog beds, blankets, and carpets to be ingested by a child walking around with a cracker, or with fingers in the mouth. Yuk! I know…

Then there’s the fleas. All those itchy, scratchy and bothersome fleas. Fleas are common and spread easily. If you take your dog for a walk, to socialize in the dog park, they will catch fleas. Although fleas don’t generally like us humans, they lay eggs that lead to – you guessed it – worms! This is another full circle of life happening right on the fur of your dog!

If you’ve ever doubted homoeopathy before, treating your pet with its remedies, can quickly make you a believer! Homoeopathy is extremely effective on animals; whether it’s tapeworm, fleas, or something more serious like rashes, ear infections or injury, the quick-acting results will astound you!

Here are just a few of the effective dog remedies that I most often administer:

1. Belladonna for ear infections

2. Sulfur for worms and skin/coat disorders

3. Nux Vomica for arthritis and digestive issues

It’s important, however, to remember that like humans, animals need to be treated individually according to their unique makeup, size, and most prevalent symptoms. Contact Dr Kumar for examination and treatment, just as you would do with a licensed vet. As a result, you’ll have a very happy, content fur-baby at a fraction of the cost. Homoeopathy works as an integrative medicine, and can be used alongside mainstream vet practices.

PLANES, PLAGUES AND PARTIES: HOW TO STAY HEALTHY OVER THE HOLIDAYS!

The gifts that keep on giving

The tree is sparkling, gifts bundled tightly in bright green and red ribbon peek out from under, and the house is filling with the wafting aroma of turkey and sugar cookies. It’s the perfect setting for your guests that landed the night before to join in the celebrations. Suddenly, instead of Jingle Bells, it’s bathroom smells and the gross sounds of gurgling, heaving and moaning escaping from underneath the bathroom door. Unfortunately, gramma and grampa or special aunt Peggy and her cute crew of toddler-like elfins, may have brought you the gift that keeps on giving!

It doesn’t matter how painstakingly you planned the holidays down to the last tinsel of detail, if there’s a flu bug on the plane, or in the line up at the toy store, you may be in for a nasty surprise just in time for the big day.

The bugs, bacteria and Christmas recitals

The holiday season is the most prolific in the spread of the flu as families are out and about, flying to destinations in recycled cabin air swimming with bugs and bacteria, or exposed to endless hacking at kid’s school recitals. Unless you wear a Darth Vader mask everywhere you go, and sterilize your hands every ten minutes in the month of December, there’s no escape from the contagions of the season.

Stress, sleepless nights, angst, and overindulgence

To make matters worse, there’s all that holiday stress from things like overspending, dysfunctional family issues, or simply your own lack of sleep. Add to that recipe, the sugar plums, sweets and over indulging in Christmas pudding! Those holiday parties and free flowing wine seemed like a good idea at the time, but all that ‘good time’ crammed into that couple of weeks before Santa slides down your chimney, can do a lot of harm to your body.

Why some people remain healthy

Most people fail to realize that becoming ill in the holiday season is more than simply a virus or bacteria (flu). It’s a holistic issue, and involves your mind, like stress and other emotions, and physical well-being. Many people can be coughed on, or ingest flu bugs on a plane or in a home, but only some of those people get sick. Have you ever wondered why? Homoeopathy can help you be one of those resilient few that don’t get sick, regardless of the circumstance.

How? By treating the whole person, taking into account mind, body and spirit and by balancing your immune system! In other words, your body becomes its own warrior.

Homoeopathy for the holidays

Here are some quick tips in ways in which I can safely and effectively help you get healthy and stay healthy over the holidays with homoeopathy:

Has too much Christmas cake have left your tummy swelling, gurgling and feeling like you might lose it all? If you feel like you’re about to be sick, remedies like Arsenic Alb will take care of symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea.

Freaked out and stressed out this season? Is family making you crazed with anxiety? Let homoeopathic remedies get you off the cliff with Ignatia. Think peace, serenity, and coping.

Is the office party getting you stressed? Maybe it’s the social phobias starting up again? Put down the bottle, and try a healthier option like Argentum Nit. You’ll be able to mix and mingle like a pro again!

It’s not always fun and games. Christmas can be a time of loneliness and grief for many. It’s especially difficult when it seems like everyone else is joyous and celebrating. Grief is a process, and medicines like Natrum Mur, or Lachesis, can help people cope with emotions like anger, frustration and profound sadness.

Have a happy, safe and healthy Holiday Season!

Dr. Kumar Balguamkar DMS, HD

Dr. Kumar Balguamkar has 17 years of experience and is a Member of the Manitoba Homoeopathic Association. He has a four-year Homeopathic medicinal education that includes a four-month internship in a hospital in India.

“I look at the person as a whole and not just the symptoms of the disease, and analyze all the factors that may be affecting their health.” – Dr. Kumar Balguamkar.

FOREST FIRES, SMOKE AND ALLERGIES

What you need to know right now

A lot of Prairie dwellers have watery, puffy eyes, but it’s not because summer is coming to an end soon. It’s due to what the extreme heat, dryness and smoke have created. Fire is ripping through our nation and – as people are fleeing their homes in BC – we’re also feeling some of the effects here on the Prairie.

Wildfires, particularly in western Canada and B.C., are consuming over 318 hectares of forest as of last week alone. Smoke from B.C.’s (and Washington state) has reduced air quality and visibility in most of BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.

The yellow and orange haze that rests heavily in our skies tells us that that smoke has descended upon Manitoba as of a few weeks ago. For people with allergies, and even those of us without, this can be a real health hazard.

Environment Canada has recently issued advisories for Manitobans, and other than lock ourselves in an air-tight indoor environment, are there any other options?

According to the specialists and The Weather Network, probably not. The fact is that little is known about the effects of wood smoke compared to things like traffic pollution.

Dr. Christopher Carlsten, the head of the University of British Columbia’s Respiratory Medicine Division spoke to The Weather Network saying;

“The overall conclusion so far has been that wood smoke seems generally similar in terms of its effects on airway health, but if anything, somewhat less toxic than traffic,” he says. “It really depends on the end point, so it’s hard to reach a high-level universal conclusion.”

As we choke down that answer, and wipe our eyes; we pray for those directly affected and vow to never take air quality for granted again. If you have allergies to the heavy, air-filled smoke, there’s some help in knowing that homoeopathy provides relief from smoke inhalation and subsequent health reactions as well as allergy symptoms in general.

Always consult with a professional homeopathic practitioner before using any Homoeopathic Medicines. Dr. Kumar Belgaumkar, DMS, HD is Homoeopathic Practitioner and is a member of the Manitoba Homeopathic Association. He’s been practicing for 17 years in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For more information how how homoeopathy can help you, please contact him at (204) 799-2962 or mailto:[email protected] [email protected]

Please visit drkumarhomeopathy.com for more information.

This article is for information purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition