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Homoeopathy – Become a Homoeopath – a rewarding career.

The healthcare services in many countries are in difficulty. Shortages of doctors, nurses and other specialists combined with reduced budgets at a time of ever increasing levels of chronic illness is moving those difficulties towards crises levels in some countries. CAM Therapies have a great deal to offer, specifically homoeopathy. Become a homoeopath and make a difference in the lives of people. Make your own career rewarding and fulfilling.

CPH (College of Practical Homeopathy) have more that 20 years experience in the provision of training and preparation for practice with an unequaled record for successful training outcomes. Training is a combination of online and clinic tailored to  student needs. For info on all courses offered please go to www.college-of-practical-homeopathy.com

ECHAMP supports recent Matrix Insight report on the Availability of Medicinal Products

ECHAMP, the European Coalition on Homoeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products, have welcomed the recent report ‘Study on the Availability of Medicinal Products for Human Use’. The report gives specific attention to the availability of homoeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products and highlights the issues facing the future homoeopathy and anthroposophic medicines. It shows there is a need to take a closer look at regulation to provide greater availability of homoeopathic medicines and enhanced choice for citizens. Read the full ECHAMP response here.

Study on the Availability of Medicinal Products for Human Use

Matrix Insight, an independent company specialising in health informatics and research, have developed a report covering important problems regarding public health concerns. This study investigates the availability of medicinal products within the EU & EEA. The study outputs are expected to inform of policy options open to the EU, which may benefit the consumer. Read the full report.

Kinesiology – Celebrates 50 years and progress continues, by Angela Burr Madsen

Modern health must nowadays deal with a more toxic environment, nutritionally-deficient foods, increased demands and stress, and a rise in food sensitivities. For practitioners, it is helpful to access specifically what the body needs in order to establish the underlying causes of ill health and symptoms.

Kinesiology is fast becoming the most popular therapeutic tool that evaluates health through muscle response testing in order to establish what supports are required such as homoeopathy, nutrition, body work or emotions.

In an article by naturopath Angela Burr Madsen, (published in Positive Health online magazine, Issue 219,)  she outlines its progress over 50 years including the detailed scientific evaluation that has underpinned its development. Read more.

Respiratory & Ear Infections – Lower levels of antibiotic use in children treated with with anthroposophic medicine

Antibiotic resistance is considered a major modern public health problem. This new study shows reduced use of antibiotics in children with acute respiratory & ear infections treated with anthroposophic medicinal products. This report makes an important contribution to the argument for reducing prescriptions of antibiotics. Read more.

New Vistas Training – 2015

We are pleased to announce the up-coming training schedule for 2015.

New Vistas Product Training will now be offered as tiered training seminars. Day 1 will cover our basic Toxicology training, known as our usual Introductory day. Day 2 will be classified as Advanced Homoeotherapy with Nutritional & Emotional Support.

Commencing in 2015, there will be an Introduction to Toxicology seminar in January, to be held in Cork. This day is more suited to CAM providers who are new to our product range and to our philosophy of health. It can also help established practitioners brush up on their New Vistas knowledge if they feel their CPD hours have lapsed or they need to re-evaluate how they utilise our remedies within their practice.

We will also be running Introduction to Toxicology seminars in the following locations throughout the year: London, Leinster/Dublin region, Mayo and the Midlands so if you cannot make a seminar close to you, there will be repeat days.

Advanced Homoeotherapy with Nutritional & Emotional Support  will be a follow-on day to the Introduction to Toxicology. This seminar is geared towards existing CAM providers who are looking for product updates and more indepth  product training. It will also incorporate autoimmune ailments and how to address common chronic disorders in a way that’s beneficial to the public.

Day 2 is scheduled to be held at four different locations throughout  2015, commencing in March in Ireland,  with remaining dates to be confirmed later.

Sporadically, we will also run specific training days, such as Emotional Health Training with Australian Bush Flower Essences. We will also collaborate to bring you new seminars dealing with topics of interest to you and your clinics.

The Emotional Health Training with Australian Bush Flower Essences will be held in the Kildare area, once in March and once in October. Places are limited so please book early.

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CAM Therapies & the problem of antimicrobial resistance

EUROCAM is an alliance of  European  organisations for patients, physicians and practitioners in the field of CAM Therapies. It promotes and facilitates CAM’s role in maintaining public health, highlighting health promotion and illness prevention and promotes CAM at European level. It has published a new policy document on antimicrobial resistance.

WHO states that  antimicrobial resistance is a serious worldwide threat to public health. Read more on how CAM can help.

Aluminium Toxicity

Professor Christopher Exley, of Keele University, has dedicated years of his career to validating his theory of aluminium exposure and its link to neurodegenerative diseases. In his latest paper, he directly links Alzheimer’s disease and the presence of this harmful metal in the brain. Another reason to regularly detoxify and replenish nutrient deficiency. To read the full article, click here.

British Homoeopathic Congress 2014

Last weekend, New Vistas were thrilled to be part of the biennial British Homoeopathic Congress in Glasgow. Kindly organised by the Faculty of Homoeopathy, this year’s theme was ‘Homoeopathy – Sustainable Healthcare’. There were over 100 delegates present and the two day event was filled with thought-provoking presentations, case studies and personal experiences. It was a great weekend for homoeopathy and thanks to all who came over to our table.

The measurable benefits of localism

We had the ’Tour de France’ in Yorkshire earlier this year, and now it is time for the ‘Figure 8 Tour of Wales’, but this is a cycling event with a twist. The brain child of Tim Keates, advocate for quality, local foods, this cycling expedition embraces great local food and showcases how sustainable food production, processing and distribution can help contribute to the economic, environmental and social health of a particular area. Tim will be accompanied by Betsy, his faithful 1930s butcher bike, and will deliver local, artisan food from one producer to another as he makes his way around Wales. These efforts are to showcase locally-based, self-reliant food economies and gather momentum behind local austerity.

Sustainable living attempts to reduce the use of the Earth’s natural resources. Reducing the carbon footprint, be it through transportation, energy consumption or diet, all helps nurture the respect for the environment.

Holistic health looks at the matrix of the mind, body and spirit, and within this spectrum lies an earthly connection to nature and community. Sustainable living can be encouraged through many admirable decisions. However, bringing it closer to home, we will look at championing local food sources and businesses.

Adapting to a more seasonal and regional diet is seen as more sustainable, and local food is generally fresher, unprocessed and therefore more nutritious, thus benefiting overall health. Eating locally and as per the dictation of the seasons can enhance the flavour of the foods we eat, as well as feeling a connection to the food and eating something that is naturally available, similar to our ancestors. We were not brought up on a diet of olives as our Mediterranean counterparts were, and so keeping in line with local environments, there is something to be said about consuming foods that our heritage is used to.

Nature, as we know, can offer health benefits in many forms, and supporting home-grown or natural movements will undoubtedly contribute to your own personal journey through health and mindfulness.

Buying local also ensures the sustainability of local areas. By strengthening the local economy, it helps keep a neighbourhood unique, creates more jobs, encourages local prosperity and invests in community cohesiveness. As a company, we support many independent artisan producers and ethical suppliers. It is important to encourage small businesses, and within the health sector, there are many valuable and worthwhile products that have been carefully crafted or lovingly produced.

Entrepreneurship fuels the economy and local-based businesses preserves local character. Endorse independent retailers and recognise the deeper contribution they are playing in society.  Supporting such initiatives increases not only awareness but public responsibility that shopping decisions can stimulate growth and prosperity in particular areas. Enhancing local businesses can have a knock-on effect on everyone involved, building relationships between producers, distributors, retailers and consumers, for the benefit of localism and the end user.

To follow Tim’s journey, go to www.greatbritishfoodcycle.org.uk