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The Solution: Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative, A Parent’s Guide to Educating Your Child’s Immune System.

A review of The Solution: Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative, A Parent’s Guide to Educating Your Child’s Immune System.

The Solution: Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative, A Parent’s Guide to Educating Your Child’s Immune System.

The Solution: Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative, A Parent’s Guide to Educating Your Child’s Immune System.


I’m worried for Kate Birch and Cilla Whatcott, authors of The Solution:Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative, A Parent’s Guide to Educating Your Child’s Immune System.  They are putting themselves in the middle of a battleground where arrows will likely fly. Anyone who slices at the market share of big pharma and government could find themselves in the crosshairs.  Yet, I admire their courage, for this is a bold book.  Homeopaths are aware of the technique these authors present, but the general public is not. It’s high time that  someone with pluck gets this vital information spread about to those who matter……parents.

Yes, yes, we know that vaccines are ill-founded and the result of an outdated invention that has been shown to often cause greater risk than the illness from which they’re intended to protect. The word vaccine, indeed ought to strike apprehension in the mind of parents. This kind of reaction is a healthy, protective response that for too long has been  marketed and intimidated out of parents. These authors address that. But the spotlight of their discourse is what to do next and a schedule of how to do it.

Their  strategy is like a shot in the arm. The path laid out in the 100 plus pages is intelligent, well researched and offers a step by step plan of action. So this is not just the story behind a story.  It’s not even a full dissertation on the harm of vaccines. It offers a viable, complete chart that parents can embrace as the final answer to the question, “ If I don’t vaccinate my children, what  do I do to protect them?” There it is in black and white, the entire schedule of how to use specific, simplified homeopathic protections for whooping cough before it comes to your town, for pneumonia and even tetanus.

Run, don’t walk to your keyboard and buy a copy for yourself, one for your in-laws and  another for your chiropractor. If you’re fortunate enough to have fallen into a pediatric practice that’s principled, give a copy to the doctor as well. Then follow it step by step.

The audacity! The gallant where-with-all to link arms and defiantly oppose an archaic, relentless approach and then offer a practical strategy in its place.  Ms. Birch and Ms. Whatcott are my kind of women….my kind of homeopaths.  I don’t know them, but I hope to shake their hands  one day. I’m figuring that theirs will be a firm grip. It will give me assurance that I needn’t worry so much about them and can instead  apply my efforts directing my clients and students to  their  little masterpiece.

Originally published by Balboa Press

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About the author

Joette Calabrese

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, has been a homeopathic consultant since 1997. She began her studies in classical homeopathy in 1986 and completed her five-year degree with the North American Homeopathic Master Clinician Course and the Dynamis School of Advanced Homeopathy in Toronto. She has studied with Lou Kline (Vancouver), Jeremy Sherr (London), Jan Scholten (Netherlands), Andre Saine (Montreal), Richard Moskowitz, MD (California) and Dr. A.U. Ramakrishnan (India). Ms. Calabrese writes a column, The Homeopathy Journal, in the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation as well as her own weekly blog, at www.joettecalabrese.com/blog and a bi-monthly newsletter, HomeopathyWorks. She is also a regular contributing bloggist to Liberation Wellness and Village Green Network. She is certified by NASH and the CHC. She has been a tutor for the British Institute of Homeopathy, a professional associate with PrasantaBanerji Homeopathic Research Foundation, Calcutta, India, a professional presenter at the National Center of Homeopathy’s Annual Meetings, a member of (NASH) and the CHC. Visit her at www.JoetteCalabrese.com


  • I own this book but was deeply disappointed by it.
    I agree with only one aspect of this review by Calabrese – that is, Birch and Whatcott are indeed brave women with a strong vision and for that they deserve applause.
    However, the rest I disagree with. Sadly, this book is neither intelligent nor well researched as Calabrese suggests. It is littered with typing errors and sentences that simply don’t mean anything. There are a significant number of strong statements for which no supporting references are provided and some references that are used are inappropriate. Additionally, it is highly dubious to claim that homeoprophylaxis can generate an antibody response – there is no robust evidence for this at all.
    There are some interesting Q&A sections and remedy support sheets but this adds to the overall confusion of covering a vast topic in too few pages. Finally, the protocol that is laid out is based on Issac Golden’s work (who is credited) and in my personal opinion parents would be better informed by reading his work than this book.
    But by all means do with these thoughts what you will, read Birch and Whatcott and make up your own mind, just don’t run out and buy multiple copies until you’ve read one.

  • Hola…Hasta donde yo tengo entendido no hay PROFILAXIS en homeopatia, la razon es que el principio de la homeopatia son los sintomas del paciente y entonces como se puede dar un medicamento homeopatico sin sintomas presentes, solo asumiendo cierta sintomatologia en el paciente. No es etico y tampoco efectivo.

    Until I know there is not prophylaxis in Homoeopathy. Big principle in homoeopathy is SYMPTOMS, and we can’t give any remedy assuming some symptoms in the patient. Why they are talking about Homeoprophylaxis?

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