AddThis Feed Button "Frequently Copied, Never Duplicated"

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

RK BioDrops set to debut

Coincidentally, the FDA released the ability to use health claims for barley this past Friday.

Since 1993 I have been packaging, selling and using in my practice a very unusual food based product made, for the most part, from barley. This product was developed by a dear friend from Bavaria: a biochemist, water expert, and Munich trained braumeister. He has passed, and at that time in 2004, I held the last remaining stock of capsules and bulk powder.

It took several years to know to get chemical analysis completed, locate the right medium and manufacturer to help me continue this product in honor of its developer.

As I write this the labels are being printed and I expect to have this homeopathic product arrive at my office within the next week.

I chose homeopathy as the medium because the original powder was based on the principal of ultra low dose. In reality it was a vibrational remedy in powder form, now it is the pure essence of the healing capacity of barley. Please read more here.

Advance orders now being accepted at $12 per bottle with an additional charge for shipping. Wholesale and professional inquiries are welcome.
FDA Finalizes Health Claim for Consumption of Barley Products
ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Food and Drug Administration ( announced it has finalized a rule allowing foods containing barley to claim they reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Specifically, whole grain barley and dry milled barley products such as flakes, grits, flour and pearled barley, which provide at least 0.75 grams of soluble fiber per serving, may bear the following claim:

"Soluble fiber from foods such as [name of food], as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. A serving of [name of food] supplies [x] grams of the soluble fiber necessary per day to have this effect."

"FDA is pursuing new initiatives to help consumers improve the choices they have for healthy and nutritious diets," said FDA Deputy Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. "We firmly believe that one of the best ways to encourage healthier eating habits is to help consumers get truthful, up-to-date, science-based information about food products so that they can make choices that are based on a better understanding of the health consequences of their diets."

and a review about homeopathy by Kathleen Slonager, RN, DiHOM

Dana Ullman, the author of many reference and consumer books on homeopathy, has done it again. He is known for his consumer-friendly books, and now with The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy, his reputation for being a staunch and knowledgeable advocate of homeopathy is solidified.

In addition to his decade of prolific writing, Mr. Ullman also wrote the homeopathic curriculum for Dr. Andrew Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Currently, he is the Director of Homeopathic Educational Services, an eminent source for homeopathic books, tapes, medicines, medicine kits, software, and distance learning courses.

The Homeopathic Revolution provides the layperson as well as the healthcare professional with exacting information and rich stories on what homeopathy is and why renowned people throughout history have chosen to use it.

For many who don’t know what homeopathy is, the book goes far to explain the foundations of this science. But, simply put, homeopathy is a holistic medicine that seeks to heal a condition by stimulating the immune system (or vital force) of an ill person through the use of highly diluted substances, which caused similar symptoms when tested & studied in healthy people. It was developed by a German physician (Samuel Hahnemann) over 200 years ago and is still use in countries around the World.

Due to multiple reasons, which this book explains in detail, homeopathy is not as prevalent as it once was, but as the book points out, “… despite the 200 years of savage attacks against homeopathy and homeopaths by conventional medical organizations and institutions, homeopathy has survived – and today, is thriving throughout Europe, India, and South America. Homeopathy has survived because millions of people have benefited from it. Whether for common ailments, chronic complaints, or life-threatening conditions, homeopathic medicines have been used by many famous people and cultural heroes from every walk of life.”

Its popularity in America is less notable than in other parts of the World, but with the backlash felt by consumers to the harmful and sometimes lethal effects from Western medicine, more and more people are discovering homeopathy.

The Homeopathic Revolution will aid the reader in this discovery and like all of Dana’s books; this one is easy to comprehend and well organized. But, what really makes this a fun read are the stories and antidotes about the cultural heroes and famous people who have used homeopathy through history. The book begins with a discussion on conventional medicine and its shortcomings. Then, it jumps into a great primer on homeopathic philosophy, principles, and practices; and then moves on to why it fell out of favor in the United States (at one point, there were 22 homeopathic medical-schools in the U.S.!) and why hostility for homeopathy exists today. Most impressively, Mr. Ullman has provided hundreds and hundreds of reference sources throughout the The Homeopathic Revolution, providing reliable evidence to support his work and the field of homeopathy.

But, the heart of this book lies in its stories. Stories vividly told about Sports Superstars, Entertainers, Physicians and Scientists, Politicians, and other Leaders throughout history.

For instance, Sports Superstars have always appreciated any kind of treatment that fosters quick relief and healing of their bruises and injuries. So, it is no surprise that the likes of David Beckham, Martina Navratilova, and Nancy Lopez have all received homeopathic treatment. And in a nod to my hometown, the Detroit Pistons’ strength-and-conditioning coach, Arnie Kander, routinely uses homeopathic medicine with the players.

As a homeopath and nurse, some of my favorite stories come from the section on physicians. It is extremely poignant that Sir William Osler (1849-1919), known as the father of modern medicine, expressed great support for homeopathy and its founder by stating “No individual has done more good to the medical profession than Samuel Hahnemann” (page 116).

On a lighter note, if you missed the recent Oprah show where Cindy Crawford extolled the virtues of her homeopathic medicine kit, you can read about her in this book, along with the hundreds of other examples of cultural icons and famous people.

All in all, this book is a crucial addition to any medical professional’s library, but, more importantly, a great read for those wishing to learn about the treasured medicine know as homeopathy.

No comments: