By Deborah Landowne, CCH, California HP Supervisor.
Homeoprophylaxis, aka: HP, is a a way to educate the immune system toward the infectious disease process. Free and Healthy Children International (FHCi) offers a 44 month program using homeopathic remedies called “nosodes” to stimulate and educate the immune system toward the infectious disease process. Nosodes are made from pure disease agents only, no adjuvants, growth mediums or preservatives.
We often get asked by parents seeking out HP: Is there a way to connect with other families who have experience with the program? Prospective parents, and also those whose children are already enrolled, want to know: What is this going to be like? As HP Supervisors, we can describe the program and what to expect, but it is always better to hear from your peers.
Six parents have graciously taken the time to speak with FHCi and share their experiences to help the community. All names have been changed for this post.
We hope these stories inspire you.
If you’d like to share your own experience with HP, please Submit here. Thanks to all of these parents for helping to educate others, and to all of our Member Families for being a part of our community!
5. “Nancy” Lives in Florida 2 with two children, ages 3 years and 7 months.
“I was quite ill when I was a teen and did a bunch of conventional medicine. That didn’t
cure me; it made me worse. An alternative medical doctor cured me. So, when I was pregnant with my 1st child I was still under his care, and we would talk about many things to do with babies. He said no vaccines for you or the babies. He treats kids with vaccine side effects, and with great success. It is sad to be in the waiting room and see who he treats and know this could be prevented by not vaccinating.
“I did research when I was pregnant and read a book about each vaccine, including all the ingredients. I was horrified! My husband wanted to vaccinate, however. I spent lots of time on the research and told him he needed to do the same, and if he doesn’t then I get to make the decision. This is scary stuff. I was uncomfortable not doing anything, and felt I have to protect them somehow. I did not want to just not vaccinate. The doctor suggested I read about HP because he’s seen results, and that people are happy who use it.
“We started the program with my son at 7 months. Its been great! There were no responses, except a little sleep disturbance or a runny nose. Even then we were not even sure if that was from the nosodes. We have our daughter on the program too, she started earlier because we had a measles outbreak so we gave that nosode right away when she was 2 months old. She was supposed to start the program at 3 months so we just kept going.
“It was a little complicated to dose on Sundays, so we do it on Mondays instead. That is a better day for us. I don’t use the booklets; I keep everything on my phone, including all the notes. I have it with me all the time so that is easier. I move a lot for work so the phone is much easier for me than carrying the books. Also I haven’t given them pellets, I dose it in water. That is easier for me, especially with the baby. I use a syringe and I’ll do the single dose when they are asleep. That way their stomach is empty and they won’t eat anything too soon after the remedy, so it is easier to manage. I’ve given pellets of Arnica in the past and my son chews on them, so I prefer to do a solution with the nosodes.
“I’ve enrolled 3 people and know lots of people with kids. A family member of mine is paralyzed from the HPV vaccine, so I want to raise the awareness for everyone I know. I am totally down with speaking about this to other people. HP is so easy and it’s cheaper than vaccines, too. Our pediatrician is against not vaccinating, but he respects what we are doing. We have not given our kids any vaccines and don’t plan on doing any, but I am not sure what we will do about school. Lots of kids at our daycare are not vaccinated either.
“Doing HP is pretty easy, I’ve not had any challenges. I don’t think about it so much, its on the calendar and I get reminders. You just have to remember to do it, that’s it. I felt bad about not dosing with everyone else on Sundays for a while, but I got over that. I am very happy with all of this, of course!”
FHCi Comment: It is normal to get a mild immune response (fever, fussiness and/or discharge) after a nosode if there is susceptibility to that disease. The greater the susceptibility the stronger or more prolonged the reaction is. Repeated dosing of the same nosode helps to strengthen the child’s immune system so they no longer have susceptibility and therefore will likely not contract the natural disease. The immune response generated serves to develop balance with that disease process. All children have some susceptibility to childhood infectious disease and susceptibility can be age dependent. While nursing, if the mother had the disease she has antibodies that will protect the child. Susceptibility to contracting measles starts at about 1 year of age. This is why the MMR vaccine is not given until that time as infants’ immune systems do not know how to make antibodies to measles. That said, it is safe to give the HP nosode of measles (Morbillinum) at any time. It can also be given to nursing moms to help boost their immunity – which gets passed on through their milk.