Most homeopaths have at some point treated women who complained of sexual apathy. When the rubrics are clear these are often the least difficult cases. I have seen remedies like Sepia, Nat Mur and Lycopodium be transformative far beyond the initial complaint. They acted safely and holistically. The same cannot be said about a new drug (flibanserin) that the FDA may approve next month for hypoactive desire. The FDA had rejected this drug twice before, because the side effects outweighed its benefits. On average the test subjects, compared to the placebo controls, had one more sexual experience a month. Not much to write home about. However, with a potential market of $2 Billion, there is again pressure to approve it.
Part of the pressure came from “women’s groups” which showed up at FDA hearings, and claimed that denying women this drug while approving Viagra amounted to sexual discrimination. It turned out that the “women’s groups” were sponsored by the drug manufacturer.
In order to approve a drug, it has to be effective for a medical condition, so the manufacturer promotes it for “hypoactive sexual desire disorder” (HSDD). Drug companies have a long history of creating diseases in order to sell product and this is no exception.
The drug, flibanserin, originally failed when marketed as an antidepressant but another company saw dollar signs and re-packaged it as a sexual drive enhancer. As an antidepressant it was known to increase dopamine, but for its current purpose, no one knows how it works. The side effects include sudden hypotension, vertigo, nausea and loss of consciousness. One test subject suffered a concussion when she passed out.
Here is a drug that doesn’t cure, (it has to be taken for years), nobody knows its biological action, it has serious side effects, may alter brain chemistry, and it barely works better than placebo. It fails every test except perhaps… the marketplace.
Not to be undone by these drug companies, I have identified a common but troublesome disease which I call UGD, or Uncontrollable Greed Disorder. Working in my laboratory I’ve come up with a drug that is specific for it. I’m calling it Anavarice and hoping the FDA will approve it very soon.
In this issue:
Interview: This month we interview Michel Bouko Levy, M.D. Dr. Bouko Levy developed an entirely new systemic approach to biotherapeutic drainage in homeopathy. His methods include finding the patients individual “Line of Life” and current miasm to determine the remedies and their proper sequence. He is the author of “Everyday Homeopathy” and Complete Homeopathy and Drainage Repertory.
We have excellent cases from: Dr. Edmund Carleton (insanity), Dr. Aparna Singh (Mesial Temporal Sclerosis), Tricia Feijo (autism), Dr. Roger A. Schmidt (chronic headache), Dr. Dinesh Chauhan (Sensation case), Dr. Paul Theriault (autism), Dr. Ziad Salloum (Chemo support), Queenita Fernandes (Parkinson’s), Anke Zimmerman (burning rash), Lily Samardzic-Rafik (acute paronychia), Dagmar Scholz (migraine from suppression).
Soul & Survival Practitioners Guide: Grant Bentley and Louise Barton
A Homeopathic Approach to Autism: Jean Lacombe
Determining Constitution & Temperament Through the use of the Genogram: Dr. Kenneth Silvestri
Directions for Provers: Dr. Carroll Dunham
Suppression: Dr. H.A. Roberts
Tidbits: Elaine Lewis
Tips & Secrets: Alan V. Schmukler
Homeopathy and Informatics : Andrés Amado Zuno Arce
Robert Mehurst – Part 30 of his continuing series on research in homeopathy
Karen Wehrstein – The 10 Most Convincing Studies Validating Homeopathy.
Dr. Nancy Malik – Recent Advances in Nanoparticle Research in Homeopathy
Scandal in Köthen: The Real Homeopathic Love Story –Rudi Verspoor and Steven Decker
Essence of Homeopathic Remedies – reviewer- Rochelle Marsden
Tips of Materia Medica with Comparisons – reviewer -Dr. Debasish Das
Ask the Holistic Vet: Dr. Deva Khalsa answers readers’ veterinary questions. Send your questions!
Ask the Plant Doctors: Radko Tichavsky, Mark Moodie and Pawan Singhania answer reader’s questions about crops and houseplants.
There’s more! Remember to see the new Cartoon and Crossword puzzle, Elaine Lewis’s Quiz and answers from last month. Get Involved! Send your questions and comments, cases, articles, book reviews and interviews to: [email protected]