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  • Lisa is a wonderful presenter and a fabulous teacher! Always a joy to attend anything she teaches about Homeopathy! Thank you, Virginia

  • "I sooo enjoyed Kim's class. He took a dry insipid subject and made it very very interesting. He is a wonderful teacher. I enjoyed it a lot and I will have to review it a few times to catch all the little pearls he shared. Thank you again for the wonderful class. Sincerely, Cristina."

  • “This year was not only a challenge, but had unexpected obstacles. The faculty really pulled through with providing us with what we needed to keep things going. And here we are!  I think I speak for all the students when I say thank you to the CCHM team for helping us pull through...
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  • Hi Kim,  Just want to thank you for a very informative, challenging yet interesting weekend. I couldn't communicate in the last half of today's lecture due to some mic issues but didn't miss a word you said.  Thank you very much again for sharing a treasure of knowledge with us. you...
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  • I am a current 2nd year student and in October I attended Study Week for the college. My week can be described as it being profound, as well as surprising. First of all, I had the pleasure of meeting fellow distant education students like myself and I finally had a...
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  • Thank you for this most exceptional experience (as I wipe my tears..). I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for this privilege to study with such exceptional teachers, students and administration. What a gift and a blessing. As Voltaire said “with great privilege comes great responsibility”. I...
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  • I am taking the opportunity to thank Andrea for thoroughly reviewing with me the best practice for selecting  “key symptoms” and how to repertorize them accordingly.  Analysis - paralysis can sometimes be a tendency when  a student, particularly a student with a very detail-oriented and analytical mind.  Also, I very much...
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  • You are so fortunate to have  Dr. Kellerstein as faculty; CCHM is a place for quality study of homeopathic medicine and I refer my chiropractic students to your college for advanced study in homeopathy. I am always so excited when I can touch a student in the chiropractic program to look...
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  • I wanted to email you to let you know that i am FINALLY a registered homeopath! It took awhile, but I finally made it. I just wanted to thank you so much for all your support, encouragement and kindness. The constant support you gave me through the years I was...
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  • This Acute role play course was such a great learning experience and also a lot of fun! The actors were playing their patient roles so well.  And the learning experience is not over for me because I took a lot of notes for every case and after submitting my own...
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Charcoal Isn’t Just for the BBQ! © Karen DeNoble 2008

This week's blog was submitted by one of our alumni. Thanks Karen!

I woke up Ash Wednesday; the day after ‘Fat Tuesday’ with the worst stomach ache I’ve had since 1976 and the Halloween I bet my younger sister I could eat 26 wine gums in one chew. My stomach twisted and turned in a savage orgy of fruit twists, candy, cookies, and something that was hard and crunchy with a semi metallic taste that I’m still not sure could even be considered food; but I ate it anyway. ( I think it might have been a wrapper. )

Be it holiday gluttony, or the beginning of the spring cold and flu season the result is the same; sore belly, upset stomach and an issue with the ‘back door’ that needs no further discussion. For nearly 100 years a simple remedy of activated charcoal has been used in treating toxic issues that affect the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Natural absorbing properties of the activated charcoal can help calm the storm in any stomach even in cases of accidental poisoning; like when you eat a candy wrapper, or small plastic toy or some such.

Activated charcoal is a fine, black powder that is odourless and tasteless; which toxins out of the blood and binds them to the charcoal in the intestine; moving the toxins out and away through a normal bowel movement. Commonly used in food poisoning, accidental chemical poisoning or drug overdose; it is also given following a gastric lavage (stomach pump) and is used to treat mild diarrhoea. Name brand capsules of activated charcoal can be found on the shelf of your local pharmacy; usually in the section of remedies, vitamins and the like.

There is no need to take the raw form of the remedy; although I would have licked it off the side of a moving train to stop the party in my belly from raging on one moment longer.

Be Well!!

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