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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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  • "I am extremely grateful for the experiences I gained in just two years of learning, and also for having a very helpful, bright and kind group of classmates. I couldn’t have done anything without their support and non-judgemental opinions. I appreciated their warm welcomes and cheers every time I entered...
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  • Even thoough the homework seems the equivalent of writing a term paper each week,  I'm still enjoying the program immensely.  I'm very impressed at how well it's planned out, adding (what seems like, ha ha) a "simple step"  gradually,  covering particular remedies which turns out to be a properly timed review,...
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  • This was one of the most amazing lectures offered by CCHM (Kanan Patel’s Post Grad lecture, 2018)! I wasn't bored for 1 second; it was interactive, integrative, informative and absolutely mind-blowing...

  • Since the first time I took extra credits in homeopathy, I noticed that the learning I had from CCHM was complete.  I had the basics, the knowledge, the know how that other homeopaths in my class were struggling with. I am grateful for the thorough homeopathic training I got at...
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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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  • Hello, I wanted to say how much I loved Joan Weirs class. After spending the day with her my perspective was changed for the better. We need more Joan Weir through out our 3 year course, especially when trying to keep yourself together during 2nd and 3rd year. Also, today's...
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  • This is my testimony about the live classes at CCHM. Date: 8-15-19 My first experience with homeopathy was the immediate eradication of mastitis. Then I took our 5 kids. I felt called to homeopathy to share healing that I had experienced and tell my fellow man, woman and child about...
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  • My experience working with yourself, Dr Joe and the school has been absolutely wonderful! I was apprehensive and nervous having an appointment over a computer but with in minutes I was comfortable.  Dr Joe is very good, I felt his concern and compassion even on a monitor! Big thank you...
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  • “I absolutely loved my time there studying, some of the most enjoyable time of my life. The kindness and generosity extended to everyone has always stuck with me”

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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