Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chamomilla: Natural Remedy for Teething, Colic, Earaches, Cold, and Inconsolable Babies

If you have young children, especially a baby, then you need to stock your first aid kit with the homeopathic remedy Chamomilla (Chamomile).

Let me start out by giving you a short story of how this remedy works:

A couple weeks ago a parent brought in a 5 month old baby. The baby was very fussy, and had been since the previous day. I took out my homeopathic first aid kit and found Chamomilla. I mixed two small white pellets in a small glass of water. At that point the mother was at her wit's end, so I had the baby in my arms. He was still fussy as I gave him a small spoonful of the homeopathic water. To my surprise, within 5 seconds, the baby was fast asleep!

The mother couldn't believe her eyes (and to be honest, neither could I). The mother called me the next day and said that her baby slept all night and woke up happy. She was absolutely thrilled and amazed at the healing power of homeopathy!

Chamomilla (homeopathic Chamomile) is one of my favorite remedies for babies. It is indicated for pain, including teething and colic in babies. When a child is in a 'chamomilla state', they are obviously unhappy and uncomfortable. They are angry, irritable, impatient, and inconsolable. They are crying, screaming, and arching his/her back. They ask for something, but then refuse it. Their head can be sweaty, one cheek red and the other pale, thirsty, and with green diarrhea. Their symptoms improve when they are rocked or carried. Worse at night.

Earaches: sensitive to cold and noise (feels better with warmth); pain that makes the child frantic.

Colds: water, hot, runny nose that is also stuffed; difficulty sleeping.

Fevers: alternates between feeling chilled and overheated.

Cough: dry, tickling cough, hoarseness; worse from 9pm-midnight.

This is one of the best remedies for teething, colic, and earaches--especially when their symptoms match the above 'symptom picture'.

**Homeopathy is such a diverse field of practice. There are thousands of different remedies and sometimes it can be difficult to find the exact remedy. Consult a homeopath or Naturopath skilled in homeopathy. **


Svea is a traditional Naturopath, classical homeopath and holistic doula. Her private doula practice can be found here. Her Montreal Natural Fertility site can be found here

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Blueberry/Raspberry Cobbler (Gluten Free)

In preparation for the holidays, I have decided to try to make different gluten free desserts with no added white sugars. I am always in search of recipes that only use wholesome healthy ingredients.

The following is one of my favorite recipes. It is very tasty and satisfies many palates.

Ingredients you will need:


1 Pint of Blueberries (can also use frozen if not in season)
1 Pint Raspberries
1 tblspn Maple Syrup
1 tblspn Cornstarch

Mix all above ingredients together. Grease a 9 inch pan, place the berry mix in the pan and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degree while preparing the topping.


1/2 cup Brown Rice Flour
1/2 cup Other Healthy flour (can use whatever flour you prefer here... I really like kamut flour, oat flour and quinoa flour).
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tblspn maple syrup
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup rice milk or almond milk or raw cow milk
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds (optional)
2 tablespoons of rolled oats

Mix flours, baking powder, salt, almonds and rolled oats together. Warm butter and coconut oil so they are melted. Pour into mixture and begin mixing together. Add maple syrup and milk.

Drop over berry mixture. Place in oven at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Update to Free Class Schedule!

Because we have had such success with our free online class series, we have added yet another one in the new year.

January 5, 2011 7pm-8pm

What is Naturopathy: Did you know there are many natural health modalities that you can work with to improve your health? Did you know that many people heal themselves naturally using some of these methods? Do you know what Naturopathy is and how it can benefit your family?

Come learn about the history of Naturopathy and how to incorporate it into your daily life! Also, learn about the difference between Naturopathic medicine and conventional medicine.

You can find our online 'classroom' by going to our website at www.psychehealing.com and clicking on "Online Classroom."

While you are there, you can jump into the chat and ask questions.

See you then!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Healthy Fall/Winter Soup: Jerusalem Artichoke, Potato, & Leek Soup

One of my favorite fall foods is hearty artichoke (Jerusalem), potato and leek soup. This recipe is so warming, especially on a cold fall/winter night!

First I start out by washing all of my vegetables, especially the root vegetables since they usually have lots of dirt!

Here is a list of the ingredients to buy:

3 leeks
10-12 Jerusalem artichokes (you can add more if you grow them and have a lot)
3-5 medium to large potatoes
Sea salt (to your taste, everyone is different)
2 Bay leaves
Pinch of rosemary
3-5 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of organic butter
Sprinkle of oregano and basil
Any other spices to taste
1 medium onion

The best thing about preparing food is making it up as you go! I always smell my spices to determine if they would taste good in the dish. To me, this is the best recipe! Experiment as you make this soup! See what you like!

Cut up your leeks (make sure you wash them well since sand and rocks will get stuck in between the layers), potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes. Add to boiling water. Put all spices in and bring to a boil. Let boil for 5 minutes or so and then turn down to low. Cook this for 3-8 hours before you eat. The longer this soup simmers the better it will taste!

As you are nearing completion, give your soup a taste test! Add more sea salt if you haven't added enough. Also, add any other spice you think might add flavor t your soup. This taste is different for everybody. Now is the time to add the butter. Also, now is the time to add your cut up onion. Let your soup cook just until the onion turns soft.

Finally, ENJOY! You will be impressed by this nourishing and easy to make soup!


Svea is a traditional Naturopath, classical homeopath and holistic doula. Her private doula practice can be found here. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Mark Your Calendar!

Hello everybody! I am pleased to announce that we have started our free online class series.

Our first online class was a success: Outward signs of inward problems. This class outlined the ways in which you can look in the mirror and determine where your weaknesses lie through tongue, face, fingernail, and iris analysis.

Our next free online class will be on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 (whoa, it's 2011 already!!!) from 7:00-8:00pm EST. This class will be on Homeopathy for the home, teaching you how to use remedies for acute ailments--from cold/flu to earaches and colic.

Homeopathy is truly an amazing healing art, and has been one of the only natural medicines that have worked during serious pandemics like the Spanish flu of 1918-1919. Did you know that homeopaths at the time were losing only 0-3% of their patients while physicians were losing up to 50% of their patients?? In this one hour class you will learn how effective homeopathy is during epidemics and pandemics, and what you can do to stay healthy!

You can find our online classroom by clicking here or following this link:


See you all in January!