From Suada M., Toronto
I finally reached the decision to study and become a homeopath. How? The decision was years in the making. There are several reasons I find this practice so fascinating. Some involve me as a person and some involve other people starting from my own family to my parents, relatives, friends and people I have yet to meet. I cannot wait to achieve the knowledge and face the challenges this journey will bring.
About 2 years ago, my dear mother was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. This diagnostics took almost 8 years of ins and outs of the hospital. In addition, she suffers from high blood pressure, anxiety and weight management, odd pains here and there. I would love to be able to help her. Watching her suffer for years, in and out of clinics, test after test, with no real results, was very frustrating for the whole family. It does not take a genius to understand that the conventional (allopathic) medical practice is not there to get anyone healthy and/or cured. Look no further than hospital food, which is supposed to feed the disease or fight it.
Now having my own family, I truly want to be able to manage any health issues that might arise, for my sons, my husband and me. Having a clean diet and lifestyle may or may not be enough. I am a firm believer of “letting thy food be thy medicine”, but when something extra is required, I want to be able to find the root cause and fix it. I do not want to cover the symptoms with a Band-Aid, and potentially cause more issues later. Homeopathy seems to offer what I am looking for and I am looking forward to learning more about it.
The desire to go back to school, and especially homeopathy, did not come overnight. After having my first son, I slowly started to educate myself about little everyday things like choosing the right food, household products, and personal products; about why certain foods are best to be avoided and others to eat; what certain medicine does to the body and mind etc. At times I found myself shocked, other times angry, wishing I had known earlier for things such as antibiotics for a baby that is just over 7 months old. But there are also times I am grateful for knowing what I know. I know there are parents that wish to make more educated decisions for their children and themselves, and I would be happy and proud to be able to help.
I have to say, I am very nervous and excited about starting a whole new world of education and experiences, especially after being a homemaker for almost 5 years. My previous education experience was in Financial Planning, which doesn’t have much, if anything at all, in common with what I am about to begin, but I am not looking back, I am looking forward.