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Homeopathic Treatments for Alzheimer’s Patients (and their caregivers) with Joette Calabrese

Evolving Past Alzheimer's

Release Date: 02/02/2021

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Joette Calabrese, an international homeopathic consultant, author, educator, and sought-after speaker who teaches around the world. As a physician, I admit that I have some skepticism towards homeopathy, but when it comes to Alzheimer’s and Dementia, I am open to anything that works as long as it’s safe. 

 

In this interview, we talk about what homeopathy is, the safeness and effectiveness of homeopathic treatments, and how you can use homeopathic remedies if you are a caregiver of someone with dementia to benefit yourself and your loved one.

 

1:11 - “Homeopathy shines in areas where there are no solutions, and modern medicine leaves us great big gaping holes for us to fill.” - Joette Calabrese 

3:34 - What is Homeopathy and when is it useful? 

8:35 - Are homeopathic treatments a placebo effect? 

15:06 - What are the side effects to homeopathic treatments? 

17:36 - Homeopathic remedies Joette used to help her mother with dementia 

22:11 - How could homeopathy slow the progression of Alzheimer’s 

28:56 - “I’ve been doing this for over 34 years and I am still amazed.” - Joette Calabrese

29:19 - Can you get started with homeopathy yourself, or do you have to see an expert? 

44:05 - How long does it take to see improvements with homeopathic treatments? 

46:50 - How you can use homeopathy to support your own health if you are in the position of being someone else’s caregiver 

 

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