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As we now enter the Easter feast of chocolate in the UK. I wanted to share with you something of the role of chocolate in homeopathy. As part of the homeopathic consultation you might be asked “Are there any foods that you crave?”. Many clients will answer chocolate! To verify the usefulness of this as a strong characteristic symptom of the client I then check how much chocolate they actually eat. A bar a day, three bars a day, more? A square or two every evening? What would you consider to be a normal amount of chocolate to eat in a week?

If the client has a very strong craving for chocolate this could help in selecting the remedy for them. One hundred and twenty four homeopathic remedies (from a total of 3500) are listed in the desire for chocolate, nineteen remedies have an aversion to chocolate (this can certainly be a useful factor in choosing a remedy for a child) and forty seven remedies are listed as being worse for chocolate.

Homeopathic remedies are made from a wide range of plant, mineral and animal substances. Chocolate is produced form the beans of the cocoa tree, Theobroma cocoa, and was developed as a homeopathic remedy in 1993 in an extensive trial (proving). The themes of the remedy, themes in the life of someone needing the remedy Chocolate, include: family issues in connection with nourishing and raising children, dichotomy between our animal instincts and over civilized behaviour, irritability and indifference. One of the key principles upon which homeopathy is based, is that a remedy which produces symptoms in a healthy person, will treat those symptoms in a sick person. The introduction to the Society of Homeopaths Register (2007) states that ‘Homeopaths regard all the symptoms of a patient’s condition – mental, emotional and physical – as evidence of a unified effort to resolve an inner disturbance and return to a state of balance. Homeopaths select and prescribe remedies, which on evidence from a variety of sources, including previous testing on healthy people [no animal testing] and clinical experience, are known to produce similar symptom pictures to those of the patient. The prescribed similar remedies then stimulate and assist the patient’s own natural healing efforts.’ Mike Andrews Registered Homeopath

 

 

The Dark Side of Chocolate / Schmutzige Schokolade from We Know Music on Vimeo.

The Dark Side of Chocolate from Nathan Kusiek on Vimeo.

 

 

 

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Comment by Mike Andrews on April 12, 2009 at 10:17am
This was written last year for a public blog, but seemed appropriate for Easter Monday.
Comment by Debby Bruck on April 12, 2009 at 7:51pm
This is great. Thanks for posting. I find if I don't eat chocolate, then I don't crave it. However, if I do eat chocolate, then I would like some more. It is not easy to only eat one piece of a chocolate bar. Basically, I don't keep any in the house, and do not purchase any. That's the best way for me not to eat chocolate. :-)
Comment by Katharine Dome on April 12, 2009 at 8:39pm
You did catch my attention because because I do sometimes crave chocolate. Thanks for the info Mike.
Comment by Fiona Dilston on April 14, 2009 at 5:52pm
Debby we are very similar ....but the thing is re chocolate is it actually the chocolate someone is craving or dairy and sugar as chocolate in the uk and in the states (I am talking Hersheys here) is very dairy and sugar based
My husband has been eating chili and chocolate flavoured crisps lately as they have been trialled in the uk and frankly they are foul in my opinion ...he loves them though !!!
Comment by Debby Bruck on April 15, 2009 at 9:01am
I only like dark bittersweet chocolate.
Comment by Jerry Van den Bosch on April 17, 2009 at 4:07pm
Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get!
Just give me the chocolate (i don't need the box) and i'm very happy!!! :-)
Comment by Mike Andrews on April 20, 2009 at 11:59am
Thank you for all of your comments. Henny Heudens-Mast in her excellent book 'The Foundations of the Chronic Miasms in the Practice of Homeopathy' suggests that people who love plain milk chocolate belong mostly to remedies like Sulphur (desire sweetness), chocolate with creamy insides (desire for creamy things) Calc carb; dark bitter chocolate Sepia, Nat mur, Carcinosin - personally I go for the mixed chocolate box, my wife the dark bitter.
Comment by Mike Andrews on January 12, 2010 at 9:28am
yes that is correct chocolate is contaminated with cockroaches, this is discussed in the original proving by J Sherr
Comment by sajjadakram on February 7, 2010 at 3:40am
It is said that if children like sweets like chocolates then do not give too much importance because mosly children like sweets.However,if elders like chocolates then it is a peculiar symptom, worth consideration.
sajjad.
Comment by DR. ARINDAM DUTTA on March 20, 2010 at 2:08am
Hi Mike

Thanks for your comment to my photos in DKD's discussions on "Debility after jaundice".

I too want to add something in your "Choco-blog" ... from my own p. cutting collection. I don't think they will be irrelevant here-

Caffeine, chocolate enlisted to fight cancer :


Choco frenzy in depression is bad :


...........................................ARINDAM

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