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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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  • 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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  • The online Teaching Clinic has enhanced my learning curve, raised the bar, challenged my way of thinking as a distance student in a fun and exciting manner. Must say this is an excellent way to hone your skills in preparation to becoming a successful homeopath. Highly recommend and encourage students...
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  • Thank you so much!  I just returned from Hawaii and can’t wait to get started. I asked Kim Elia to lecture for the organization that I am president of, (The International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists).  He knocked it out of the park!  Totally Awesome!  Several of my Canadian pharmacist...
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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 loved Sunday with Dr Saunders. He has so much insight and his lectures are so interesting.  I love how he presents his own case, then talks about physiology, pathology, pharmacology, medical terms, peppered with the materia medica and nutrition, and a bit of posology and philosophy. He is such...
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  • Hi Kim, my name is Martina and I was one of the post grad students you had this weekend for CCHM. Thank you!! Your teachings in the webinar were fascinating, invaluable, insightful and humbling. I have so much to learn!  --Martina M.

  • "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."

  • "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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How ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Affected My Family

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By Dominique K., New Liskeard 

While shuffling through hundreds of admission essays on why your prospective students wish to become homeopathic practitioners you will come across many great reasons. They may include the desire to make a difference in the lives of others, the inflation of medical needs, the rising interest in natural medicine and the increasing awareness of what we are putting into our bodies vs. its long term effects on our health. My reasons include all of the above but also include one very important and personal factor; the health of my children and my wish to grow old with them, which is seemingly rare in my family tree.

Since the death of my oldest brother who died at the age of 26 in 2006, and most recently my mother at the age of 54 in 2013, the effects of having the genetic disposition to inherit the gene for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis has really hit home. Being greatly affected by this gene, it has made me aware of how precious life is and just how quickly it can be taken from us.

ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed.  Every day two or three Canadians die of the disease. Since 1984, these statistics have become very personal involving 7 of my family members (including my grandmother, two aunts, two uncles, my eldest brother and most recently my own mother).

There is no cure for ALS, the only hope we have is to not inherit this genetic trait. While millions of dollars are being spent annually on research for curing diseases like ALS, I would like to focus my career on preventative medicine, keeping my family safe and healthy before becoming ill. Too much emphasis is being put on finding cures and trying to reverse diseases when what we should be focusing on is preventing them. By becoming a Homeopathic Practitioner, my main goal for my family and patients would be to take whatever measures necessary to maintain their optimal health and well-being. By protecting, promoting and maintaining their health, I would strive to prevent disease, disability, and untimely death.

I have always considered myself to be a pretty healthy individual. I drink plenty of water, eat according to Canada's food guide, exercise and get plenty of rest. However, in today's society with the ever-rising consumption of GMO's, preservatives, additives, chemicals and toxins in our food and cosmetics etc., these simple steps to a healthy lifestyle that we once followed are no longer enough. Research and science are constantly finding links between what is going into our bodies through the many methods of consumption and the negative impact these "foods" have on our health, mind and bodies.

By becoming a Homeopathic Practitioner I will be given tools to advocate and teach individuals how to properly care for their bodies by avoiding toxins and heal themselves with natural medicine and homeopathic remedies. By investing into the career of Homeopathy, I will also be investing into the future of the health and well-being of my family. I can't imagine making a better investment!

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