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  • I've finished the video cases - they were great, I learned so much and Monica was such a positive resource.  I really felt she cared about how I was doing and guided me without making me feel incompetent.

  • 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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  • I am practicing in the suburban Chicago area, working out of a holistic MD pediatricians office. (A connection I made thru my local health food store where I've been going for years)  The doctor trained thru CEDH USA and stocks and sells Boiron low potencies and uses homeopathy for acutes. .  It’s instant...
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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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  • 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 wanted to pass along some feedback from the weekend courses. Monica is wonderful, her presentation helped everyone in the class and her way of narrowing down the case symptoms was very helpful. Joe on Sunday introduced us to a way of studying the remedies that worked for me very...
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  • Hi Kim, I want to thank you again for an amazing weekend!  I learned so much & really appreciate your straight forward teaching style. --Gwen K. Post Grad participant 2020-2021

  • “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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  • "Thank you again for the most remarkable education. I have never felt so satisfied and content with my path of life!" Sarah D., 2018 Grad

Natural Skin Health

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By Nadine F., Melville, Sask.

I grew up with Alternative Therapies like Massage, Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Remedies, Herbs, Homeopathic Remedies and healing arts. It is in my nature to reach for the natural remedy to alleviate a physical or psychological symptom first instead of treating it with conventional medicine.

It is my passion to study and search for new alternative healing remedies and incorporate them into my personal and professional lifestyle. My personal experience with Homeopathic remedies started when I was going for treatments with a Kinesionics practitioner as a teenager. I learned to respect and listen to my body .He showed me how to use Sarsaparilla root and Iodium to treat hypothyroidism and endometriosis among other things.

Homeopathy has enriched my life in so many wonderful ways. As a Mom it’s my “go to” for teething pain, common cold and coughs and speeding up healing recovery without the side effects that conventional medicine comes with. I strongly believe you are what you put into your body.

I grew up on an organic farm where I learned the importance of purity in your food and water. My Dad uses the moon phases to seed his crop. I learned to incorporate the moon phases into my personal life. I did different experiments with homemade facial masks, and skin care products ,cutting hair and baking.

In my Cosmetology class in high school I studied the skin and its internal clock and how to treat it with natural remedies. Who knew that the skin has its own personal clock each day? It is the largest organ which is too often overlooked and misunderstood. I made awesome facial masks with fresh herbs and simple food ingredients that worked.

The possibilities are endless with natural remedies. You just have to experiment and be open to the results. Those are all principles that were instilled by my parents and I am grateful for that.

In my clinic I encourage my patients to think outside the box. As a Registered Massage Therapist , I make sure that my patients are aware of their body and its messages. With simple assessments ,body awareness and treatments one can achieve great recoveries.

Working with the doctors here in town has challenged and encouraged me to go deeper into medicine. What kind of doctor would I like to be? I want to be the kind of doctor that takes time for their patients and listens to their needs. I don’t want to treat just the symptoms, I want to treat the body as a whole. Body, Mind and Spirit are all to be considered when looking at the ailment because all three are directly affected with each other.

When the student is ready the teacher will appear is a great philosophy of mine. I have been very fortunate in my studies of massage, reiki, touch for health, infant massage, esthetics and reflexology, to have acquired a great deal of knowledge and wisdom that was passed on through exceptional teachers. Homeopathy is another great tool in my toolbox. It’s the missing puzzle piece in my life. I want to become a homeopathic doctor to help and enrich other people’s lives. I am excited and looking forward to starting this journey.

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