Month: June 2019

The Secret to Longevity Lies within Your Hormones

While we naturally feel drowsy after a long day’s work, there’s bound to be a reason for the exhaustion to take effect. Our body is replete with sensors that regulate our reception to environmental changes. The brain center, or Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN), signals the pineal glands, deeply seated in the brain to secrete the hormone that induces our bodies to rest.

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This hormone is better known as melatonin. Apart from regulating the biological clock, it also is a longevity enhancing hormone. One of the known properties of melatonin is its ability to combine with free radicals, or negatively charged atoms of oxygen and nitrogen. This how, melatonin acts as an antioxidant, and here’s how it is beneficial:

  1. Reduction of cell damage.
  2. Better formation of antibodies to combat the spread of diseases.
  3. Increased human immunity.
  4. Reduced danger of contracting cancers.
  5. Enhanced brain functionality.

Babies have the maximum levels of melatonin circulation. The levels decrease once an individual crosses his teens. A steady, balanced diet keeps optimum melatonin levels. Inclusion of oranges, bananas, tarts, lentils, and rice, can be great melatonin supplements.

Apart from a better diet, a good lifestyle with proper activity spaces can also help in keeping optimum melatonin levels. Staying away from blue lights emitted by computers, keeping your room temperature cool at night, coupled with the use of blinders, help maintain melatonin levels.

However, as one hits the age of forty, this hormone shows a significant decrease in some cases. In these cases, doctors advise using a controlled amount of melatonin supplements. Under proper medical supervision, melatonin supplement intakes have the least toxic effects.

The following minimal checks need to be in place:

  1. Dosage has to be kept within 1mg-6mg.
  2. Ingestion of supplements should only be done 30 minutes before bedtime.

Melatonin intake has the following positive impacts:

  1. Reduction in headaches.
  2. Better relief from stress.
  3. Greater resistance to diseases.

You can buy melatonin and melatonin sleep aid is cheap, and hence easily available. It isn’t advisable to resort to them at a slight indication of an irregularity. Yet, as mentioned before, controlled intake of melatonin has its own benefits.

Student Testimonials

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“I studied with Iris Ratowsky for 4 years, initially completing the three year certificate program with Berkeley Institute of Homeopathy and then a one year round table supervision program for graduates. Iris strikes a fine balance between rigorous and detailed academic study and exploring/developing the more elusive qualities of being a healer.

By the time I graduated I had a solid foundation of materia medica knowledge, an advanced understanding of homeopathic theory and philosophy, a carefully honed set of analytical tools for analyzing a case, and a clear path for helping my clients. I appreciated the most, Iris’ dedication to our wholeness as people, students and practitioners.

Everything she did was focused on building us up, be it with knowledge, confidence, or good food. Iris wants every one of her students to be successful and sustainable on all levels. Health is not just for your clients, it’s for you too.

Studying with Iris and BIH was an enriching experience. I highly recommend it. Oh, and I passed the dreaded CHC exam on first writing.”

—Annette

“I have so much appreciation for the intelligence, depth of understanding, and decades of experience that Iris brings to her teaching. She cares deeply about homeopathy, and radiates such warmth and integrity. I recommend her school wholeheartedly.”

—Ro Loughran
psychotherapist and graduate

“Some are good homeopaths, some are good teachers… Iris is both! She can
easily relate to the beginner’s mind as well as the advanced student’s. Her
thinking is critical and organized. I thank her everyday in my practice, for
the case analysis skills she taught us.

“She has a unique, animated and humorous way of teaching remedies, her classes
are always a lot of fun! Her lively demonstrations make the information hard
to forget.

“In her classes, she brings in the intellect, intuition, hard work and
relaxation all together. I am most appreciative of her emphasis on the
homeopath’s self awareness and healing.”

—Ferhan

“Iris brings many years of experience and teaching practice into her classroom. She easily tailors learning to the different interests, melatonin håndkøb and perspectives of different students.

Class participation and discussion are encouraged, in addition to traditional lectures. You learn tools to work with clients, and case management techniques.

I got a solid foundation that covered many practical remedies and topics required for a successful practice. What makes this school unique is the emphasis on developing yourself as a practitioner. This is the place to go to develop your love of homeopathy!”

—Rebecca

Berkeley Institute of Homeopathy.

Books & Supplies

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Book List: First Year Foundation Course

Materia Medica with Repertory
William Boericke, M.D. (less expensive Indian version is fine)

Homeopathy, An Introduction for Skeptics and Beginners
Richard Grossinger

ORGANON of the MEDICAL ART
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (Wenda Brewster O’Reilly ed.)

Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy
James Tyler Kent, M.D.

The Homeopathic EMERGENCY GUIDE
Thomas Kruzel, N.D.

Impossible Cure
Amy Lansky

Desktop Guide
Roger Morrison, M.D.

Desktop Companion to Physical Pathology
Roger Morrison, M.D.

Homeopathic Clinical Repertory
Robin Murphy, N.D.

Sterke Slaappillen
Dr Backhaus

The Principles and Art of Cure by Homeopathy
Herbert A. Roberts, M.D.

Prisma, The Arcana of Materia Medica Illuminated
Franx Vermeulen

Vitalism
Matthew Wood
(Originally published as The Magical Staff, an older version is fine)

Book List: Second Year

Required:

Indications of Miasm
Harimohon Choudhury

Chronic Diseases
Samuel Hahnemann

The Foundation of the Chronic Miasms in the Practice of Homeopathy
Henny Heudens-Mast

Homeopathic Treatment of Children
Paul Herscu, N.D.

How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor
Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.

Nature’s Materia Medica
Robin Murphy, N.D.

The Vaccine Guide
Randal Neustaedter, OMD

Monera, Kingdom Bacteria & Viruses, Vol. 1
Frans Vermeulen

Synoptic Materia Medica II
Frans Vermeulen (be sure you get Vol II, not I, which has been supplanted by Prisma)

Strongly Recommended if you can find them: (Try Amazon, ABE Books)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints
Robert H. Seller, M.D.

Understanding Disease, A Health Practitioner’s Handbook
John Ball, M.D.

Book List: Third Year

Encyclopedia of Healing Foods and Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine,  Michael Murray and Joseph Pizzorno

Ritalin Free Kids, Judith Reichenberg-Ullman and Robert Ullman

Mollusks, Reptiles, (a two volume set), Insight Into Plants (3 volume set),  and  Structure (a two volume set), Rajan Sankaran

Homeopathy and the Elements, Homeopathy and Minerals, Jan Scholten

Birds, Homeopathic Remedies from the Avian Realm, Jonathan Shore, Judy Schreibman, Anneke Hogeland

Fungi, Monera,  (two separate books), Franz Vermeulen

Treating insomnia naturally – Melatonin UK

The Period Table in Homeopathy, Ulrich Welte