Not sure what Autophagy is ? Well, let’s take a look. In the 1950’s Christian de Duve, a Belgian scientist, accidently discovered a process he named autophagy, from the Greek words for “self” (auto) and “eating” (phagy). It is described as a mechanism where cells cannibalize some of their own parts in a continual clean up process. In 1983 the genes that regulate this process were discovered by a researcher named Ohsumi. He won the Nobel prize for his discovery and his understanding that without these genes autophagy doesn’t work and cells cannot repair themselves. The intriguing part of this, and the part I related most to, is that the process of autophagy is given an assist if there is cellular stress – cell function actually improves when we are under stress. Autophagy, enhanced by stress, has a way of rejuvenating the cell. Without stress and aggravation the autophagic process functions at a maintenance level only.
An acquaintance related his story to me about how his attempts to help his poison ivy with homeopathy led to inflammation of his eye, giving cause for a miraculous cure with homeopathy.
After a successful 2017 – 2018 season filled with wonderful guest speakers that provided in-depth information about homeopathic remedies, we are brainstorming new topics for next season.
Homeopathy Delaware’s May 2nd meeting hosted a ‘full house’ of folks interested in learning about homeopathic remedies to help natural healing from injury and surgery for people and pets. Barbara Bason spoke about using remedies at home for simple acute injury and on the way to emergency care. Attendees learned many of the same remedies, plus a few others, can be used after surgery to support the body’s natural healing process – the wonderful result being more comfort, less need of narcotic drugs and shorter recovery time. The use of the best indicated homeopathic remedy for the patient and the trauma will go a long way in preventing reliance on opioid pain meds.
The FDA, which has been the regulator of the manufacture and sale of homeopathic remedies since 1938, is now in the process of formulating rules which will hamper the sale of remedies, limiting access in the US.