Originally Posted by gilamama
PB recently wrote abt how allergic foods can block the action of a remedy. But in another thread she/you mentioned (i might be remembering this wrong)your homeopath was disapointed that you eliminated foods and i understood from that that he would have liked to work just with the remedies.
also what do you guys mean by a person's vital force? and how does it affect the dose given?
Also any book rec.s for further reading?
I think it is general practice to not eliminate problem foods. I *think* it would be rare to have a classical homeopath tell you to do that.
The thing is that I believe that homeopathy can heal food intolerances. I do. I dont' know that the remedy will have as much efficacy if the body is continually stressed. *I* think that you are better off avoiding known triggers while the remedy is allowed to work. *I* think you will have more success.
When you ingest an allergen your body is stressed. It goes into overdrive to overcome the response. Just like when you are sick (it's the same principle) the vital force will be raised to cope with the assault. In a person that is ill the vital force isn't as strong as it could/should be and will have a harder time recovering. In that instance you often are told to take the remedy again.
A person who has intolerances and compromised gut function is not going to be as strong as they could be. Continual assault with the trigger will (IMO/E) will unnecessarily stress the vital force and potentially end the action of the remedy prematurely. It doesn't mean the remedy isn't working, it means that you are using it too fast, if that makes sense.
It would be like having a flashlight that you are taking camping. Under normal circumstances you would put in fresh batteries (the right remedy) and pack it up. Now the batteries when new work for 10 hours. You take that flashlight camping and expect a solid 10 hours of light, but all it gives you is 2. You wonder what went wrong. It turns out that while you were driving your child (the food intolerance) turned on the flashlight and it ran for 6 hours straight on the drive. It was unnecessary, as there was plenty of sunlight (other foods you AREN'T reactive to) for him to read by. Now as a result your flashlight isn't able to work properly. The batteries can't power it as they should because of the previous usage (stress.) You now need to replace them (take the remedy) again.
Your vital force SHOULD be strong enough to handle your life. That's what we are aiming for. The wrong remedy won't fit (you can't put a AA into a flashlight that calls for a D and expect it to work.) The right remedy will allow your body to deal provided the batteries are not stressed in ways they shouldn't be.
I know that many people dont' agree with this perspective, but not many people understand food intolerances either. I'm not saying this is what is taught. I'm saying this is what I believe. It is NOT what is taught. Not by a longshot.
I think healing CAN be more rapid if we eliminate stress that is not necessary for normal function and allow it to heal. IMO if a person walks into the office and says, "I eat sugar all day and have major insulin issues and horrible yeast" you have to deal with that as well as giving them a remedy. That amount of sugar is HARMFUL and will prevent the body from healing. I dont' see intolerances as being any different. IF you take the stress off the body it will heal that much faster. Then, when healed you can eat a balanced healthful diet without issues.