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Crystal Therapy in the medicine of St. Hildegard of Bingen

Crystal therapy and especially precious stones have healing and protective properties. They evoke and confirm the effectiveness and depth of action of this “timeless” medicine. Yes, crystal therapy comes to us from an ancient past, handed down from generation to generation, but I would say from civilization to civilization. And here we discover that a Benedictine nun from 1200 AD. he already applied all the principles. He shared and taught all possible therapies based precisely on the properties of crystals.

Doctor of the Church

This nun was declared a “Doctor of the Church” by Pope Benedict XVI. Mamma mia, what a magnificent thing: A woman declared a Doctor of the Church! Not a visionary, a madman or a shaman. A woman endowed with the precious gift of hearing God. She did not go into ecstasy, she was always lucid when she perceived and felt what the Father was dictating to her. On these issues, of course, I invite you to follow the “Study Course on Medicine of Saint Hildegard, her life and her teachings” by Doctor Sabrina Melino, my dear friend and great expert in Hildegardian medicine.

ildegarda di bongen
ildegarda di bingen

Returning to Crystal Therapy, St. Hildegard teaches us how precious stones can help us. Their frequencies arrive not only on a physical, material level but also, and above all, on a mental and spiritual level. In fact, even for Hildegard as well as for Hahnemann, we are made of body-mind-spirit. This is our UNIT. And to achieve healing we must involve all three of these levels in our therapies. The only therapies that can reach these three parts of us at the same time are all those that emanate frequencies. In Omeomundi, in its “Study Classes”, in articles or even in webinars, you will always find words such as frequencies, signals, vibrations. This is the true cellular exchange route. Cells communicate like this.

Crystal therapy: Resonance and frequencies therapy

Follow our Basic Courses in “Quantum Physics”, or “Signal Medicine”. Everything will be explained to you in a clear and direct way, and above all, in an extremely simple and understandable way.

Crystals are part of the frequency therapies, together with homeopathy, Bach flowers and Schussler salts. For the rest, these three levels of ours are unattainable for the other remedies / drugs / therapies.

These therapies are able to reach all our cells. They therefore manage to have a protective, strengthening and regenerating function. Cristals bring healing to the inside of our body. They improve our health by also accompanying us on a path of awareness.

Crystal Therapy. The words of Saint Hildegard of Bingen

In the exact words of Saint Hildegard of Bingen: “our soul has cosmic and divine powers” and the precious stone activates, with its energy, precisely these forces … She continues to teach us that:

“Each stone has fire and humidity in it. The devil detests precious stones and despises them, because they remind him that their splendor was manifested before he fell from the place of honor conferred on him by God and, moreover, because certain stones spring from fire, the element in which he himself is serving his sentence.

… This is how precious stones are generated by water and fire and for this reason they contain both fire and humidity. They have many strengths and effects.

Many things can be done through them, but only good and honest deeds that benefit man and have nothing to do with seduction, fornication, adultery, enmity, murder and other similar practices that lead to vices and are contrary to man. The intrinsic nature of those precious stones in fact leads them to produce good and useful effects and to avoid what is bad and harmful to man, how virtues avoid vices and how vices cannot collaborate with virtues. “

Saint Hildegard continues saying:

“… There are other stones that do not grow in the way mentioned, in the bowels of these mountains but are born as a result of other insignificant processes. According to their nature they can do good or evil, according to God’s will.

God had adorned the first angel with precious stones. Lucifer himself saw the image of God in their reflection and received knowledge of it. He learned, that through the precious stones, God intended to do wonderful things. Then his spirit swelled with pride, as the brilliance of the stones that was above him shone in God, and he thought he could equal God in power and even surpass Him.

For this reason its splendor was extinguished and the ornament of the stones was lost, as even Adam [after the fall] was struck in its splendor. However, as God renewed everything in Adam for a better way, he did not allow all the splendor and vigor of the precious stones to be lost. He wanted the precious stones to remain on earth in His honor, as a blessing and to be destined for medicine. “

Suffumigi: to treat flu, cough and bronchitis. Ancient but effective method

Suffumigi, a word that takes me back in time. When we still gave the right weight to things, when we respected the disease. What I mean? Let’s think about it! Now if we are sick with a cold or a normal flu we must immediately let it pass because there is no way we don’t go to the business meeting, or we skip the gym or a pizza with friends!

But maybe our body is telling us something? Perhaps the disease is a symptom that we need to carefully consider.

Do appropriate therapy and allow your body to rest and recover… this is what must be done for every disease, from the mildest to the most severe.

And the fumigations are part of this therapy.


Surely now there are many drugs that are so easy to take, even to dissolve in the mouth without even a glass of water (and even here it would have to be said … water should be the first therapy, implemented during every state of illness). Super fast drugs, acting so fast that they overwhelm our system and put it back on its feet and in performance in a matter of seconds. Okay once, but we do not treat, rather we “mistreat” our body like this.

Suffumigi: effective therapy for everyone.

The fumigations represent an extremely effective therapy for treating and cleaning the entire bronchial tree. From the upper airways to the smallest pulmonary alveoli, not forgetting the ears and also treating sinusitis magnificently.

While we are there, with our towel on our heads, we also take some time for ourselves. The essential oils that we are going to put in our pot will be precious to free the mind too and elevate it to more positive, more beautiful … healthier feelings and emotions!

We can always do them, and depending on the intensity of our disease, we could even do them three times a day. We invite you to try the essential oils of Podere Santa Bianca… really an extra gear! I remind you to put the Omeo2019 code for your orders: you will receive a 10% discount.

A therapy that our grandmothers taught and handed down to us. Not everything that represents the past is to be thrown away. Rather! I would say that we must always start from our past, from our roots to consolidate today and look to tomorrow with more confidence in ourselves and in who we are.

And here is the video that explains how to do the fumigations well! Good vision.

Flu, colds, bronchitis and aromatherapy

Flu, cold, bronchitis are our winter travel companions! Some more, some less, during the winter season experiences a congested nose, sore throat, fever and phlegm and so on.

Very important in these cases is aromatherapy. Essential oils are truly medical therapy. I will never tire of saying it!

The essential oils I recommend to my patients are from the Podere Santa Bianca company. They are truly special oils, absolutely safe and prepared according to the most serious respect for nature. The concepts of seasonality, the balsamic period of the plant, the chemical composition of the essential oil produced which changes from year to year and so on are important. These concepts and much more you can learn and deepen them in our courses on “Essential oils for mothers and babies” and in our aromatherapy school.

To better face these months it would be good to have some essential oils at home. In particular Thyme vulgaris, bitter orange, incense, cypress, eucalyptus, true lavender and lemon.

Flu, cold, bronchitis and essential oils

Thymus vulgaris: consider it a natural “antibiotic”. Whenever you have an infection to treat, add it to your mix.

Bitter orange is used above all for that angry, asthmatic little cough that doesn’t leave you alone.

For incense there is only one word to describe it: wonderful. It cleans the whole bronchial tree but also the mind. It elevates your spirit, supporting you very well in any disease. This is why I invite you to follow the lesson you will find on homeomundi and on our YouTube channel “Gold, frankincense and myrrh“.

Cypress is the essential oil for deeply healing the lungs.

Eucalyptus globolus is particularly suitable for colds.

Lavender Vera is an excellent and powerful anti-inflammatory and relaxing.

Lemon, on the other hand, is a very effective disinfectant, energizer and tonic also, and above all, on the mood!

Flu and Essential oils
Flu and Essential oils

Trust and try to make these fumigations or vaporizations or diffusions by mixing together more essential oils. Flu and Cold mix could be eucalyptus + thyme + bitter orange. For a bronchitis I would put thyme + cypress + bitter orange + true lavender. To disinfect the environment real lavender and lemon.

I recommend incense alone. If anything, put it in a speaker and run it for three hours by setting the time on your speaker. You will get up much better in the morning, you will breathe well and you will be lighter and more positive in the soul.

We suggest right and safe essential oils: Podere Santa Bianca

If you want to buy essential oils at Podere Santa Bianca, I remind you to add the OMEO2019 code to your purchases. You will always receive a 10% discount. It is for the recognition of the commitment that we put into spreading a correct medicine for everyone, based on effective and safe therapies such as the essential oils of Podere Santa Bianca.

To the list of oils for influenza and Co. that we have made, you can certainly add many others such as Cloves (pain in the teeth and lymphatic system), Gaultheria (or wintergreen) for muscle pain, lumbago, sciatic and then, the ‘inevitable Tea Tree Oil…. the super wild card that can be good for anything: canker sores, to be put on the toothbrush to remove tartar, on wounds, hemorrhoids, etc.

Well, as you can see, there is a world of essential oils that I hope you want to discover with us!

Rescue Remedy

Rescue Remedy: With every emergency … its drops !!!! 😉

Our talented Germana Rachel, experienced and passionate florist therapist, tells us about this very important therapy. It is a mixture of five flowers: Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose, Cherry Plum and Star of bethelhem. The Rescue Remedy is also called Five Flowers Remedy or with other similar names.

Bach developed this mixture for all those small or large emergency situations. In all those situations that require immediate intervention, where it is not possible to calmly choose the remedy.

This fantastic mix of Bach Flowers can be used with an immediate calming effect in any stressful situation.

When to use the Rescue Remedy

When you need help if overwhelmed by a variety of emotions or behavioral problems such as: bad news, fears of particularly stressful experiences, sudden anxiety states, tensions, small momentary stress accidents.
In these cases, the immediate use of the rescue remedy promotes faster recovery and greater emotional balance.

Small clinical case

I still remember a lady who suffered a rear-end collision and was taken out of the car in a state of mental confusion, and while waiting for help to arrive, I gave her 4 drops of the rescue remedy.

The immediate reaction was to send me to that country asking me angry: but what did you give me? It doesn’t matter how he treated me, but he had already recovered from stunning 😉

Obviously, the rescue does not resolve the situation if this requires medical help. Be careful never to underestimate the event! However, use it because it allows a better reaction to the situation.

Rescue Remedy in children

It is very useful, for example, for small sudden fears, in accidents, when bad news is received (mourning, illness), sudden moments of anxiety, for tests that face school, fears, panic attacks, etc. .

Rescue remedy in children

Glass of water

Put 4 drops of this Bach’s remedy in a glass of water and sip it. At first, in small close sips (even every two or three minutes), then as the symptoms subside, the number of assumptions decreases. If you don’t have time or don’t have time to take a glass of water, you can take 4 drops of the pure remedy.


Rescue is an emergency remedy and should be used as such. It cannot replace the daily use of Bach flowers.

To obtain good results and to be in good health with flower therapy, it is important to take the most suitable flowers for each one, personalizing them on the basis of the current situation.

It should therefore not be taken for too long periods, precisely because it is suitable for sudden, occurring and emergency situations.

Ask the Floriterapeuta for advice.

😅 But my bottle is not called rescue remedy!

The name rescue remedy is registered so you will find many other names on the market depending on who produces it, such as: emergency five flower rescue, resource remedy, first aid drops and certainly many others.

To be sure that it is the same mixture, make sure that there are five specific flowers among the components, often indicated by their botanical name (clematis vitalba, impatiens glandulifera, helianthemum nummularium, prunus cerasifera, ornithogalum umbellatum)


Alumina, homeopathic remedy. Aluminum and homeopathy: 2nd part.

Alumina is an extremely useful homeopathic remedy, which we find in the treatment of many pathologies, especially neurological ones.

The first thought when I open the pages of Alumina’s materia medica is memory.

Alumina and memory

Alas, starting to see that one’s memory starts failing scares us and immediately pathologies such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s appear to us… .. brrrr! they are situations that terrify us.

Here, in many of these situations Alumina can help us restore a more ready and lively memory.

Alumina. A-lumen.

Alumina is also a-lumen, i.e. without light. What do I mean? A person devoid of joy, gloomy, absent from life, who does not emanate emotions or feel feelings for others. A person who wants to be alone, stuck in his world. This also for fear of not being able to say, not being able to do, not being able to behave normally when he is away from home.

There is confusion, a lot of confusion in the head. The words don’t come to her, so she starts using words that we call “passe-par-tout”, like “what”, “cosare” etc.

Alumina is precisely the remedy that helps detoxify our body from too much aluminum that we have deposited who knows where and who knows how long and which, however, begins to make itself felt. Signs and symptoms can be hair loss, headache, dulling of the senses, constipation, confusion and decreased memory. Great tiredness not explained by our normal daily activities.

Constipation is one of the main reasons why you get to know Alumina. In fact, it is used a lot in the constipation of babies, children but also of our cats!

You will discover how fascinating homeopathy is and how you can solve small daily problems on your own without running the risk of running into side effects but knowing that you are doing the right thing.

Aluminum and homeopathy: 1st part

Aluminum and Homeopathy. We try to understand what aluminum is, how much it is present in our life, what it can cause and how we can help ourselves in defending ourselves from its extremely subtle and dangerous damages. Homeopathy is by our side even in these situations. Always, with great confidence, confidence and in the deepest awareness that homeopathic remedies such as Alumina, Nux Vomica, Silicea and many others will be able to detoxify and restore our body to recovery.

Let’s start by reporting excerpts from a work published by the Ministry of Health on the danger of aluminum. It is a little mushroom, but it is worth reading it all the way … believe me !!

For those who want to read it all I invite you to click on the link below.

Food safety section of the Ministry of Health


“Consumer exposure to aluminum from food contact”: risk assessment elements and indications for the correct use of materials in contact with food.


The Directorate-General for Hygiene and Food Safety and Nutrition (DGISAN) of the Ministry of Health, taking into account the results of the “Study of consumer exposure to aluminum deriving from food contact”, carried out by the National Reference Laboratory of food contact materials of the Higher Institute of Health (ISS),

asked the National Food Safety Committee, Food Safety Section, to express an opinion on the risk assessment deriving from the use of food contact materials made of aluminum and its alloys, for particularly vulnerable categories of population (children and the elderly ).

This opinion is aimed, among other things, at providing the Directorate General responsible for risk management in the food chain, the indications for the correct use of these materials in contact with food.

Aluminum and homeopathy in our life

This substance, omnipresent in our daily life, is one of the metals with recognized potential danger to our health, also considering the widespread presence in many foods and many other consumer products.
Aluminum interferes with various biological processes (cellular oxidative stress, calcium metabolism, etc.), therefore it can induce toxic effects in various organs and systems: the nervous tissue is the most vulnerable target.

It has a very low oral bioavailability in healthy subjects although, on the other hand, the absorbed dose has a certain bioaccumulation capacity. Excretion occurs essentially through the kidney; the bioaccumulation, and therefore the toxicity, of aluminum is significantly greater in subjects with immature or diminished renal function (small children, elderly, nephropathic).

The effects on the central nervous system and on bone tissue are mainly observed in subjects at risk exposed to the accumulation of large quantities of aluminum (patients with renal failure, on dialysis, subjected to parenteral nutrition, professionally exposed, etc.).

Aluminum neurotoxicity

Several studies in the past suggested that aluminum, due to its neurotoxicity, could contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. The most recent publications have produced no data to support aluminum’s direct involvement in the genesis of Alzheimer’s.

On the other hand, aluminum can increase neuronal death and oxidative stress in the brain; therefore, a role in aggravating or accelerating the symptoms and the onset of human neurodegenerative diseases should not be excluded.

Based on the neurotoxic effects, EFSA has defined a tolerable weekly dose (TWI) of 1 mg/kg bw/week, corresponding to 20 and 70 mg of aluminum/week, respectively, for a 20 kg child and an adult of 70 kg. ……….


The available data indicate that cereals and cereal products, vegetables, drinks and formulas for infants are the main determinants of food exposure to aluminum. Drinking water represents a secondary source of exposure. Further exposure may result from medicines and consumer products (e.g. personal care products) that contain aluminum compounds.

EFSA’s opinion “Safety of aluminum from dietary intake 1” published on 22 May 2008, reports that studies conducted in recent years in several European countries have estimated that the average dietary exposure of an adult to aluminum is between 0.2 and 1.5 mg/kg bw a week.

In children and young people the exposure is higher, ranging from 0.7 to 2.3 mg/kg b.w. a week. Although the current exposure levels may be lower, the data indicate a significant probability of exceeding the TWI, also considering the additional exposure through the consumer products. ….


Routes of exposure and metabolism

It being understood that the CNSA will only express itself on the contents related to the exposure through food, it is considered useful to remember, by way of classification, that in humans the main exposure routes recognized for this metal are:

  • by inhalation
  • the dermal route
  • the iatrogenic route – the oral route (… .. and the intramuscular one? … is always an iatrogenic route !!)

Inhalation route

Inhalation route: it is considered a minor route of exposure in subjects not professionally exposed. Although the scientific data available do not allow to establish the precise absorption values ​​of this metal in the lung, it has been seen that in workplaces where the atmosphere can contain high levels of aluminum in the form of poorly soluble powders and silicates, lung tissue has high concentrations of aluminum that increase with the age of the exposed subjects.

The amount of aluminum deposited in the lungs is determined by the duration and level of exposure, the volume and size of the inhaled particles.

In addition, a portion of the aluminum-containing particles that settles in the respiratory tract is blocked by the ciliary mucus system. These particles can mix with saliva and be swallowed and absorbed in the digestive tract. A part of the inhaled aluminum could also be absorbed through the olfactory system and reach the CNS through axonal transport.

Cutaneous way

Dermal route: the absorption of aluminum after dermal exposure has been little studied since studies on animal models have not given reliable results.
In November 2011, the French Agency for the Safety of Health Products (AFSSAPS) published a document on the health risks of consumers related to the use of aluminum in cosmetic products. They also focused their investigation on the link between breast cancer and exposure to aluminum-based antiperspirant products such as hydrochloride.

In a study conducted by AFSSAPS itself, it is highlighted that aluminum absorbed through daily exposure to an antiperspirant, containing 20% ​​aluminum hydrochloride (i.e. 5% aluminum), made according to two scenarios (on skin normal intact and on damaged skin)…

(imagine the axillary cable after depilation (for example with a razor or wax) leads to a skin absorption rate of 0.5% for intact skin and 18% for damaged skin. The safety margin is 10.5 in the case of normal skin and less than 1 in the case of damaged skin ………… ..

Via iatrogenic

Iatrogenic route: this route of exposure mainly includes intravenous or parenteral infusion (therefore also intramuscular). It is necessary to adopt specific controls to reduce the risk of exposure through each of these modalities by defining as accurately as possible which groups of patients are at risk of an iatrogenic overload of aluminum and in which conditions aluminum represents a health risk.

A provisional list of patient groups at risk of iatrogenic aluminum overload should include patients with renal insufficiency, infants and children, the elderly and patients in total home parenteral nutrition.

When exposure to aluminum occurs in these populations, the concentration of aluminum in the serum should be less than 30 μg/L and possibly even lower. However, further in-depth studies are needed in this area. The urinary concentration of aluminum is another indicator of aluminum absorption; the excreted Al / Al ratio deemed depends on the integrity of the kidney function.


Orally: the ingestion of aluminum through food, drinking water or drink with additives, for migration phenomena from containers and cooking utensils, constitutes 95% of the daily dose. In the case of introduction of a therapeutic product to buffer acidity or aluminum-based digestives, exposure increases.


Aluminum and homeopathy…

Continue with the distribution of aluminum in our body

  • Distribution: approximately twenty-four hours after administration, 99% of aluminum in the blood is found in the plasma fraction. This is intended to bind preferably with transferrin (Al-transferrin complex) and ferritin (80%) to settle in spleen and liver rich in transferrin receptors, but also to albumin (10%).

The remaining fraction is transported by low molecular weight proteins (LMW) and the Al-LMW complex is deposited in the bone where the transferrin receptors are absent.

In healthy subjects it has been seen that it is distributed mainly in the bone for about 50% of the dose taken, in the lung for about 25% and in the liver for 20-25%. The remaining percentage is distributed in other organs, such as the spleen reaching the CNS through the blood brain barrier and in the fetus through the placental barrier. The concentrations in the tissues and in particular in the lung and brain, increase with age.

Elimination of aluminum

  • Elimination: in general, most of the ingested aluminum is not absorbed and is eliminated with feces (95%). As for the absorbed fraction, the urinary tract is the main route of excretion of aluminum (83%). Urinary elimination in subjects with normal renal function is between 3 and 20 ug/L. Chelators such as EDTA and deferoxamine can increase the urinary excretion of aluminum. The elimination half-life depends on the duration of the exposure and redistribution of aluminum in the storage fabrics and can be a few years.

To date, it has been seen that the assessment of the health risks associated with exposure to aluminum faces a number of challenges. These are linked both to the degree of exposure and to the poor knowledge of the kinetics, metabolism and toxicity of the different chemical forms of aluminum.


Formulazioni e preparati di latte per neonati

In infants aged 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 months, potential dietary exposures come from foods and formulas produced specifically for infants. These were estimated to be 0.10, 0.20, 0.43 and 0.78 mg/kg bodyweight/week, respectively.

These data indicate that for milk-based formulas we have an exposure of 0.6 mg/kg body weight/week. For the soy based it was 0.75 mg/kg body weight/week. At high exposure percentiles we have up to 0.9 mg/kg body weight/week for milk-based formulas and up to 1.1 mg/kg body weight/week for soy-based formulas.

It has also been seen that in some individual formula brands (both milk and soy based) the aluminum concentration was about 4 times higher than the above average concentrations. Hence, leading to 4 times greater potential exposure in newborn consumers of these brands. The potential exposure in breastfed infants appears to be less than 0.07 mg/kg body weight/week.

Aluminum in pregnancy

The magnesium depletion favors the accumulation of aluminum. This fact must be seriously considered especially during pregnancy and in the newborn to avoid potential negative consequences on development and growth. Magnesium depletion is also frequently found in the elderly.

Iron deficiency can also be considered a high risk factor for the accumulation of aluminum. In fact, iron and aluminum share the same transport systems (e.g. Transferrin).

Aluminum and homeopathy even more important in this fragile period: pregnancy.

Aluminum Toxicity

Scientific literature has suggested that aluminum could be involved in the molecular pathways of some pathologies. Especially neurological, but the results of the different research works are often controversial.

The main manifestations of aluminum toxicity, determined on the basis of toxicological studies and epidemiological data, are:

  • interference with the use of essential elements, in particular Ca and Fe;
  • interference with bone metabolism with osteomalacia and uremic osteodystrophy damage to rapidly proliferating tissues, in particular the hematopoietic system and the male reproductive system;
  • nephrotoxicity where renal excretory capacity is impaired;
  • neurotoxicity.

The latter is probably the most important aspect of aluminum toxicology. It has shown neurotoxic effects in dialysis patients, and has been associated with the etiopathology of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Although the scientific data available are not sufficient to support this association.

Possible carcinogen?

Aluminum is not a genotoxic carcinogen; however, some experimental studies indicate a possible tumor promoting effect.

The main suspects – to be verified – about an association between aluminum and increased tumor risk in humans concern the possible association between breast cancer and the use of deodorants containing aluminum. Although this suspicion certainly merits further investigation, the issue lies outside the scope and responsibilities of the Section.

By contrast, transplacental passage and the possibility of effects on the skeleton and brain indicate a possible risk for intrauterine development.

Risk assessment

As already mentioned, the population groups most vulnerable to the oral toxicity of aluminum are those with decreased renal excretory capacity. Therefore more vulnerable to an accumulation of metal in the target tissues: the elderly, children under 3 years, subjects with kidney disease. In addition, pregnant women should also be considered among the vulnerable groups due to the risk of fetotoxicity.

According to the EFSA evaluation, published in 2008, and based on studies conducted in various European countries, the average dietary exposure to aluminum of an adult varies between 0.2 and 1.5 mg/kg of body weight per week ( the intake per week, instead of daily, is calculated for the substances that bio accumulate).

Children, teenagers and infants

In children and adolescents, estimates range from 0.7 to 2.3 mg/kg of body weight per week. The daily intake of aluminum (based on body weight) in a child is higher than in an adult; therefore, children represent the population group most at risk, as they are more exposed and, as regards children under three years of age, more susceptible.

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In children not yet weaned or in the weaning phase, an exposure ranging from 0.1 to 0.78 mg of per kg of body weight per week is estimated. The relatively high levels, which may appear unexpected, in a particularly vulnerable group, are related to the use of specific infant formulas, such as liquid milk, milk powder and soy drinks, where Al concentrations vary from 0.1 mg/L in formulas at 1.1 mg/l in soy drinks.

A specific risk of aluminum poisoning in children is observed in patients with non-dialysed impaired renal function and with oral treatment of compounds containing aluminum.

The fact remains that foods such as cereals and cereal products, vegetables, drinks and formulas for infants seem to be the main promoters of exposure to food aluminum.
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Aluminum and homeopathy also in the coffee cup

Capsules for coffee. There is aluminum

A contact material whose increasing use is that it involves a release of aluminum are coffee capsules, according to a document by ANSES (2013) which examined 8 brands. The maximum release in coffee is 156 mcg/l, a extreme value much above average (67 mcg/l and 78 mcg/l for espresso and filter coffee, respectively).

Taking the average value for espresso and the maximum value for a medium and high coffee consumption, equal to 50 and 100 ml/day (an espresso cup = 25 ml), we will have an exposure between 23.5 during the week (average release and consumption value) and 109 mcg/week; the highest value in a person of 60 kg corresponds to 1.8 mcg/kg b.w./week.

Neurotoxicity of aluminum

As regards the toxicity of aluminum, the most important, complex and controversial aspect is the possible association with the increased risk of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases, primarily Alzheimer’s disease.

This association is not supported by sufficiently univocal and robust epidemiological studies; however, it is biologically plausible although probably not specific. In fact, the available studies indicate that aluminum could indirectly increase neurodegenerative phenomena as a consequence of the induction of oxidative stress and inflammation in the nervous tissue.

Aluminum and homeopathy: we continue to reason together.

Overall, aluminum can be considered an element with considerable toxicological power, but the risk in the adult and healthy population is significantly limited by poor absorption.

However, it should be remembered that the absorbed dose, even if very small, can progressively settle in the body and that the accumulation is greater, and the lower excretion where renal function is immature or partially compromised. An additive action with other metals that are concentrated in the nervous system and/or in the bone (lead, cadmium) is also plausible given the similarity of effects and targets; this consideration brings a further element of caution.

Potential bio-accumulation risk

EFSA, considering the potential risk of bio-accumulation of the metal, defined -always in 2008- a tolerable weekly dose (TWI) of 1 mg/kg b.w./week. For its assessment, the Panel based itself on the complex of evidence provided by a series of animal studies, which indicate adverse effects on the testes, embryos and nervous system, in its development phase and in the mature phase, at following administration of aluminum compounds with food.

The value of the tolerable weekly dose (TWI) for a 20 kg child corresponds to 20 mg of aluminum/week, while for an adult of 70 kg, this dose corresponds to 70 mg of aluminum/week.
However, according to EFSA’s estimate, a large part of the adult and child population of the European Union would face recruitment levels higher than the TWI.

It should also be considered that this estimate was published in 2008. Therefore it is likely that, thanks to the restrictions on aluminum-based additives, the provisions on materials in contact with food and the use of anodized aluminum in the production of cookware, which current exposure has changed.

A precautionary estimate of the weekly exposure to aluminum released by the coffee capsules leads to a value of 1.8 mcg/kg which is just below 2% of the TWI.

Aluminum and homeopathy: end of the first part!


Bibliographical references


Package leaflet: what is it for?

Package leaflet or also called “leaflet”. Why call it your own leaflet? Maybe to make it clear that the things written on it don’t have to be taken so literally? What can be interpreted?

No, I don’t think so. It is an extremely important act to declare how a drug is made, what it is used for and if there are any side effects. The population, the patient, us, the people (as Fred Vargas calls us in his book “Humanity in danger”), must know what he is going to take and what are the risks he can face if that medicine is ingested or injected.

Fundamental for us doctors is first of all: “Don’t harm”. That is, I can try to cure a person but surely I MUST NOT cause them damage with my work or with the prescription of any therapy.

Well. Let’s read.

Package leaflet.

Excerpts taken from the leaflet of the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, which you can search for on the internet by yourself … it’s very easy.

Package Leaflet: Information for the user

X ……, suspension for injection in a pre-filled syringe

Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine (adsorbed, with reduced antigen content) (acellular component)

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you or your child are vaccinated because it contains important information for you.

• – Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• – If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• – This vaccine has only been prescribed for you or your baby. Never give it to others.
• – If you or your child experiences any side effects, including those not listed in
• this leaflet, ask your doctor or pharmacist. See paragraph 4.

“Let’s start reading this leaflet very carefully. Then everyone will draw their own conclusions. Mine is just a sharing of different thoughts to try to help us understand more.”

Contents of this leaflet:

  1. What is X …… and what is it for
  2. What you need to know before you or your child receive X ….
  3. How to use X ……
  4. Possible side effects
  5. How to store X ….
  6. Contents of the pack and other information
  1. What is X ….. and what is it for

X ….. is a vaccine used as a booster dose in children from 4 years of age, adolescents and adults for the prevention of three diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (whooping cough). The vaccine works by stimulating the body to produce protection (antibodies) against these diseases.

“Clearly in the leaflet it is first of all clarified which are the pathologies for which this vaccine has been produced. It is therefore rightly explained what are diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough ….”

• Diphtheria: diphtheria leads mainly to the respiratory tract and sometimes to the skin. Generally the respiratory tract becomes inflamed (swollen) causing serious breathing problems and sometimes leading to suffocation. Diphtheria bacteria also release a toxin (poison) which can cause damage to the nervous system, heart problems and even death.

• Tetanus: tetanus bacteria enter the body following cuts, scratches or skin wounds. The wounds most at risk of infection are burns, fractures, deep wounds or wounds contaminated with soil, dust, horse manure or wood chips. The bacteria release a toxin (poison) which can cause muscle stiffness, painful muscle spasms, seizures and even death. Muscle spasms can be so violent that they cause fractures in the bones of the spine.

• Pertussis (whooping cough): whooping cough is a very contagious disease. The disease affects the respiratory tract causing severe repeated coughing that can interfere with normal breathing. Cough is often accompanied by a convulsive inspiration for which the common name of “convulsive cough”. The cough can last for 1-2 months or longer. Whooping cough can also cause ear infections, bronchitis that can last for a long time, pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage and even death.

None of the ingredients in the vaccine can cause diphtheria, tetanus or whooping cough.

Let’s take a moment to relax and oxygenate the mind

2. What you need to know before you or your child receive X ….

Package Leaflet …… must not be administered:

• if you or your child have previously had an allergic reaction to X …… or to any of the other components contained in this vaccine (listed in section 6).

“I wonder how I know if the fetus in the belly may have previously had an allergic reaction to this drug … maybe in a previous life?”

The signs of an allergic reaction may include itchy skin rash, shortness of breath, swelling of the face or tongue.
if you or your child have previously had an allergic reaction to any other diphtheria, tetanus or whooping cough vaccine (whooping cough).

if you or your child have experienced nervous system problems (encephalopathy) within 7 days of your previous vaccination with a pertussis vaccine (whooping cough).

A little thought

“This leaflet leaves me a little perplexed about the fetus and the vaccinations that I should suggest during pregnancy to give birth to an already vaccinated fetus …… compared to what I just read I tell myself … I still don’t know if the fetus may have had encephalopathy in its previous life! “


if you or your child have a severe infection with a high fever (over 38 ° C). A mild infection does not cause problems, but you must tell your doctor first.

if you or your baby have experienced a temporary decrease in blood platelets (which increases the risk of bleeding or bruising) or brain or nerve problems after a previous vaccination with a diptera and / or tetanus vaccine.

Package Leaflet: Warnings and Precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you or your child receive X ……:

if you or your child have experienced health problems after the previous administration of X ……. or other pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines, especially:

High fever (over 40 ° C) within 48 hours of vaccination;
Collapse or shock within 48 hours of vaccination
Persistent crying, lasting 3 hours or more, occurring within 48 hours of vaccination;

continue …

Epileptic seizures / seizures with or without high fever that occur within 3 days of vaccination
from vaccination
if your child has progressive or undiagnosed brain disease or
uncontrolled epilepsy. The vaccine should be administered after reaching control of the disease.
if you or your baby have bleeding problems or bruising easily
“continue …” if you or your child have a tendency to seizures / fever convulsions or there is a family history of similar events
“and more ….”


if you or your child have long-lasting immune problems of any nature (including HIV infection). In this case, you or your child can receive X ……, but protection against infections after receiving the vaccine may not be comparable to that in children or adults with normal immune response to infections.

Fainting (especially in adolescents) may occur following, or even before, any needle injection. Therefore, tell your doctor or nurse if you or your child passed out with a previous injection.
Like all vaccines, X …….. may not fully protect the people who are vaccinated.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Your doctor will inform you of the possible risks and benefits of receiving X …… during pregnancy.
It is not known whether X …… passes into breast milk. Your doctor will inform you of the possible risks and benefits of receiving X …….. during breastfeeding.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before receiving this vaccine.

Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 and transmission of infection.

Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 and transmission of infection. Study on the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 asymptomatics may transmit the infection was published in “Respir Med. 2020 May 13; 169: 106026. doi: 10.1016 / j.rmed.2020.106026. ” and clearly rendered to everyone on PubMed.gov from which you can download the entire article for free.

A Study on Infectivity of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Carriers

Ming Gao 1Lihui Yang 2Xuefu Chen 3Yiyu Deng 4Shifang Yang 5Hanyi Xu 6Zixing Chen 7Xinglin Gao 8


Background: An ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread around the world. It is debatable whether asymptomatic COVID-19 virus carriers are contagious. We report here a case of the asymptomatic patient and present clinical characteristics of 455 contacts, which aims to study the infectivity of asymptomatic carriers.

455 cases of asymptomatic are reported.

Material and methods: 455 contacts who were exposed to the asymptomatic COVID-19 virus carrier became the subjects of our research. They were divided into three groups: 35 patients, 196 family members and 224 hospital staffs. We extracted their epidemiological information, clinical records, auxiliary examination results and therapeutic schedules.

Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 and transmission of infection.

They divided the cases into three groups: a group of 35 patients, a group of 196 members of the infected family and third group, 224 people from the hospital staff.

Results: The median contact time for patients was four days and that for family members was five days. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 25% among original diseases of patients. Apart from hospital staffs, both patients and family members were isolated medically. During the quarantine, seven patients plus one family member appeared new respiratory symptoms, where fever was the most common one. The blood counts in most contacts were within a normal range. All CT images showed no sign of COVID-19 infection. No severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections was detected in 455 contacts by nucleic acid test.

Conclusion: In summary, all the 455 contacts were excluded from SARS-CoV-2 infection and we conclude that the infectivity of some asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers might be weak.

In summary, all 455 contacts have been excluded from the SARS-CoV-2 infection and we conclude that the infectivity of some asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2 could be weak.

Keywords: Asymptomatic carrier; Contacts; Infectivity; SARS-CoV-2.

Female archetypes in comparison: Athena and Era. CAREER OR FAMILY WOMAN?

Female archetypes that help us clarify many aspects of ourselves. Returning to Greek and Roman mythology helps us to understand more deeply who we are, what our core is but also how many different pieces our soul has.

Women who pursue a career, it costs what it costs. Those that, on the other hand, are made possible through marriage. And then women who manage to overcome this apparent existential conflict. In other words, they manage to have the psychological capacity not to identify themselves in an absolute way, in a single way. These women have overcome that dichotomous thought that forces them to make extreme choices.

Athena, Greek divinity: archetype and myth

Athena, known by the Romans as Minerva, was born from the union of Zeus and Meti.

Meti was a very intelligent divinity, so intelligent as to bother Zeus himself. So, fearing that a son so intelligent as to dethrone him could be born, Zeus decided to eat and swallow his lover, mother of the future unborn child. But the birth occurred anyway … Athena was born from the head of Zeus, already with adult appearances.

Athena is the goddess of arts and crafts. She teaches man the art of navigation, of weaving. Thanks to her strategy, she helps the Greeks to win the Trojan War. Her achievements are worthy of a brave warrior and leader. A female archetype who, having never known the mother, identifies with the father!

From the Greek myth to industrial society. Athena woman

Women with great managerial and organizational skills, very capable of finding the right strategy at the right time. They are able to have no scruples in order to achieve their purpose and to carry out their own project, generally in the workplace. Athena women are psychologically strong, ‘cold-blooded’ women even in very stressful circumstances. They have a complex conscience and are capable of adapting to the most demanding work and social needs. They know how to combine manual skills with the strategy of their rational thinking.


Female archetypes. How does Athena relate to the Others?

Athena women don’t care about others’ needs. They expect that if “the others” need, they can always ask for her help! Their attitude is sometimes perceived and judged as lack of interest or lack of empathy. But perhaps, can we understand it as excessive discretion?

Or, we think they are women used to asking when they need something and to act without hesitation. So, they probably expect the same from others. “Others” will ask when they need it. Very simple!

They fail to empathize, much less understand that the other, can have different attitudes and a vision of life not only materialistic, but also emotional and spiritual. The need to fulfill their expectations becomes, for these women, a force that helps them to give up their family, often and without regrets.

They are women who are satisfied with a lifestyle made of routine and everyday life, without renouncing socialization.


Era, known by the Romans as Juno, is the bride and sister of Zeus, the king of Olympus. Her story is characterized by constant betrayals by her husband. In fact, many were the lovers of Zeus both among the female divinities and among the common mortals. Era, with respect to these many betrayals, always reacts by taking revenge on her lovers and never against her husband. This attitude is one of the ways an Era woman could react. This attitude arises from the deep need not to lose her husband, at the cost of immense psychological suffering made up of repeated disappointments, resulting from the various betrayals.

From the myth to the present day. The Era woman and the family 

Women who aspire to marriage more than anything else. In fact, they consider the husband as ‘their whole life’ and certainly, after him, the children and the family come. They live for their husband, always by their side.

Jealousy is an element that distinguishes Era women. It is a jealousy not only of a sexual nature but also for little thing … ending up becoming possessiveness. They will also be jealous of the different interests, sports or friendships that the husband may have.

Here, perhaps this could be the best criterion for recognizing an Era woman, that is, when she is jealous of her husband’s personal interests and, above all, does not share with her. She is not jealous of his job, on the contrary, the Era woman will generally choose a man who has a minimum of personal and working depth. No, she is jealous of those cultural or recreational activities that he, rightly, may wish to carry out with his friends. Sometimes, in couple psychotherapy, it is useful to identify if it is a jealousy that has a concrete and realistic foundation or a sort of archetypal jealousy like that of Era.

Clearly the same is true of men. In fact, there are men who express this jealousy, but above all, aggressively-passively, perhaps complaining and occasionally dissatisfying their partner.

Female archetypes compared in today’s society: The Athena woman and the Era woman

Era, as an archetype, manifests itself mainly and fully in the second part of a woman’s life. This woman admires strong and ambitious men and has such a strong desire for a relationship that she can safely overshadow her career. It invests most of its energy in marriage and therefore towards its family unit. At first glance it is easy to confuse her with the woman Athena, especially when she is very young, in fact they are both bright and full of energy, they appreciate culture and men of a certain “depth”.

Different ambitions

In a deeper sense, the ambitions of these two female archetypes, Hera and Athena, are different. The Athena woman will spend almost all her energy to specialize and make a career; The Era woman, although often educated, will begin at some point in her life to invest important psychic energies around the theme of the family and above all, on the idea of ​​a relationship with a reputable man. In other words, the difference between these two archetypes lies in the fact that while a woman Athena uses her energies to improve herself on the job, or in any case on her personal projects, the woman Era channels this same energy of improvement, inside the wedding.

This does not mean that the Era woman is less ambitious than the Athena woman, but rather that her ambitions include a husband, children and a family. In this sense, contrary to what one might easily think, the Era woman is much more ambitious than her sister Athena. She wants everything: a comfortable home, safety, friends, a wonderful husband, intelligent children and a job. At the same time, she is quite realistic, so she realizes that sometimes you can’t have everything, so in her hierarchy of preferences she puts the relationship with her husband first.

Unlike Athena, who often has an ambivalent relationship with her husband and children, the woman Era explicitly demonstrates her dedication to her partner and children, demanding however obedience and good education. Since she cares about social status and respectability, she often becomes too strict with both her husband and children. In fact, she expects them to reflect her values ​​in the best possible way.

From a personality point of view, it is not difficult to find narcissistic traits in these women.

Female archetypes: Athena and Era compared. The conclusion

In conclusion, we can begin to think about not seeing these two female archetypes, Era and Athena in absolute opposition, but we can start looking for harmony between the two.

For example, the Era woman could consider the possibility that it is very risky to invest all of herself in her husband and children. Perhaps she could take into consideration the fact that investing in work and friendships would also be very useful for a better sense of self-efficacy, thus raising her self-esteem. Thus, the woman Athena, could consider the idea of ​​forming a family by finding a compromise with this and the job. Taking into account that sooner or later, she will retire. The risk could be to find herself without a child, a husband or friendships, for having spent the energies in the career. A risk that deserves to be calculated or in any case thought at a not too advanced stage of age.

Remember, opposites are not irreconcilable!

Nutrition and inflammation: Third and final part.

Nutrition and inflammation. Here we are at the last part of this precious small seminar by Doctor Patrizia Belilli.

We continue to inform ourselves about what to eat and how to treat ourselves by feeding properly.

As regards meat and derivatives, these contain many saturated fats, arachidonic acid (inflammation starter) and many harmful elements such as antibiotics, microorganisms, toxins that alter the intestinal flora and favor organic acidosis (body PH instead of basic tends to become acidic). In addition, the elimination of waste resulting from the digestion of meat requires a long and demanding process. To do this, the body overloads the excretory organs intoxicating and inflaming them.

To avoid excessive consumption of meat, we can integrate the use of legumes and oil seeds (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, sesame, cashews), always considering them protein sources.

Nutrition and inflammation

Even refined sugars and carbohydrates, therefore also gluten, can induce or accentuate the inflammatory symptoms by producing substances that stimulate and support it.

“We are what we eat.”

A conscious diet therefore constitutes the winning recipe for preventing, reducing inflammatory states and promoting health and well-being.

Let’s now see the antioxidant substances with low glycemic index that prevent and turn off inflammation.

The flavonoid polyphenols containing are among the first to be remembered. Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, garlic, broccoli, onion, capers, olives, buckwheat, citrus fruits (mainly present in the white part below the peel), apples, pomegranate, berries (blackberries, currants, raspberries, blueberries), green tea, extra virgin olive oil.

We find foods containing lycopene, such as cooked tomatoes (tomato puree), apricot, pink grapefruits.

Other antioxidant substances against inflammation are those containing carotene, such as carrots, apricots, chard, broccoli, cabbage.

Then we have those containing vitamin E, such as oilseeds, first cold-pressed oil, whole grains.

Finally, there are foods containing vitamin C, such as green leafy vegetables, cabbage, parsley, citrus fruits

It is widely documented that physical activity reduces systemic inflammation and is recognized as a real preventive and intervention tool in the case of problems related to inflammation, in particular of a chronic type.

The benefits of healthy movement mainly act on:

– mood tone; positive thinking and the reduction of stress, favored by exercise, improve the attitude towards careful prevention and treatment of inflammatory symptoms

– respiratory system

– body weight

– musculoskeletal system

– hormonal secretion; regular exercise releases catecholamines, endorphins and serotonin, positive hormones that act as anti-stress

-immune system

Proper nutrition and right physical activity are therefore very important tools in view of a work of prevention and management of the inflammatory problem, helping to mitigate or reduce the symptomatology in all its development phases.

Thanks to Dr. Patrizia Belilli who explained to us in a simple way how to help us not to “inflame” and to be responsible for ourselves!