First of all, let me thank you for your feedback and votes for the last month’s poll question about publishing ‘Homeopathy for Everyone’ on paper. Your feedback will help us in taking an appropriate decision in near future.
A few days ago I was thinking, that the entire focus of medical fraternity is on treating various diseases. The dollars doled out for drugs far outnumber the dollars that are spent for preventing diseases by improving the health of people in general. It seems that the medical fraternity is not interested in ‘health’ but in ‘diseases’ and their ‘treatment’. If you scrutinize the details of the drug-disease industry closely, it would appear more like an illegal cartel (of pharmaceutical companies, governing bodies, doctors and governments) which is basically concerned about making money. Let me give you an example. There are billions of people who use tobacco products and alcohol. Everyone knows that they are not good for health. Still, they remain readily available to anyone who wants to use them and spoil his/her health. Why? One reason is that the tobacco and alcohol industries generate so much revenue for the governments. Another reason is the employment that they generate. But at what cost? Millions suffer from their use every year, many hundreds of thousands of people die; billions are spent on medical research to develop drugs to fight their adverse effects; their consumption leads to thousands of accidents and legal problems every day and millions are spent to rectify these problems every day!
Similar statistics can be provided for a large number of drugs and treatments being offered by the medical community to the general public. But apart from the ‘statuary warnings’ there is nothing much that is done to remove many such fundamental factors responsible for the increasing ill-health, from our society.
There are hardly any organizations in the world, whose sole focus is on improving health-awareness for the masses. The world today needs a better education about what makes people ill. Why is there an exponential growth in various diseases if medicine has advanced so much? We need to introspect as to where we have gone wrong. Is it our diet, our life-style, our food-habits, our increasing use of medicines or something else? I know most people will answer, it’s a combination of all these factors. But what are we doing to eliminate such factors? Hardly anything!
In future, we would like to use Hpathy.com as a platform for increasing health-awareness too. If you have some great information/articles related to healthy diet, food-habits, life-style, vaccination, mother & child health, exercise, yoga and other ways to improve health and prevent diseases, do send them to us at [email protected] and we will share them with the 60,000 people who access Hpathy.com every month.
Coming back to the June issue. This month we have again put our focus on veterinary homeopathy with Edward De Beukelaer and Christina Chambreau sharing some great information and cases related to veterinary homeopathy. Chris Jorgenfelt shares his work on Thuja with repertorial additions and an asthma case. Dr. Leela D’Souza continues her exploration of the world of miasms with her third article focusing on Vijayakar’s miasmatic approach and Joy Lucas also shares her insight on the minerals of group 8. This month we have got our very own Elaine Lewis on the Hot-Seat. I am sure you all are eager to know more about her. This month we have also come up with an interesting poll and would love to see a good response to this question which can put many of us in a dilemma.
Last but not the least, do remember to check the result of our last month’s quiz and also send us your feedback about this journal and the new Hpathy.com at [email protected]
Dr. Manish Bhatia
— Chief Editor —
Homeopathy for Everyone