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Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. Alan is a recipient of the National Center for Homeopathy Martha Oelman Community Service Award. Visit Alan at his website: Here.


  • I don’t get it.

    On the one hand: Thanatos hospital.

    On the other hand: integration of homeopathy and Thanatos hospital.

  • How to get that message out into the world. Everyone seems to ‘trust their doctor’. If they only knew….

    • Hi Madeleine,

      I’ve worked in hospitals and also been a patient and they are dangerous places to be when you’re sick. Poor communication, lots of mistakes, sleep not permitted, toxic drugs, bad food, bad lighting, etc etc. Yet people keep being fooled by the starched white uniforms and high tech gadgets.

      • Oh, the food!! Truly disgusting. Another detriment to healing is the lack of rest; peace; sleep. And, the acoustics, that jarring noise everywhere. I spent 7 hours with a cancer patient friend of mine, trying to get the staff to determine if an injury was being made worse by the chemotherapy she was on. No one knew. No one really cared. The comfort in the steel and plastic cubicle where we spent our time was on a par with a Victorian prison cell. They did rustle up a cup of tea and a limp biscuit after five of the hours had elapsed though, give ’em that!!!!

      • The “food” is totally ridiculous and absurd! But it’s even worse nowadays because I understand that fast food franchises like McDonald’s have replaced the old-time “hospital cafeteria”!

    • So that’s what you meant, Vasilis? Then why didn’t you say so! Alan didn’t write those articles that you’re referring to! Hpathy.com does not stand behind every article that is written, only the author stands behind his article. And P.S., there are some things that standard hospitals excel at, like setting broken bones, stitching up wounds and surgically removing objects from the body that shouldn’t be there; so, we could never do away with them altogether; but, in a perfect world, a hospital would be a place that does all those things, plus, Arnica and Aconite in every emergency room, raw juices for recovering patients, whole food meals cooked from scratch and so on.

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