The Grow System
Oops, I for got to tag you, @torey
Just finished listening. You did a wonderful job of editing @judsoncarroll4. You made it very easy and comfortable for me to participate. Thanks again for the opportunity to do this.
Thanks! Basically, I just had to cut out the delays and a couple of times when we were talking at the same times, since we did it in an online meeting. I thought it ended up flowing pretty well. Thanks, again!
That was awesome! I am so grateful for homeopathy and for those who are helping to share it with others. I love using it and can't imagine losing the availability of it. The FDA has written a draft guidance that could possibly make remedies unavailable here in the US. It has already affected some people being able to get their remedies.
I posted this in the Homeopathy discussion after Brindy introduced me to it and thought it should be reposted here as well.
Thanks for sharing, @Brindy.
@judsoncarroll4 @torey just listened to this episode and congratulations. I was wondering when the 2 of you would get together for a great herbal talk. Torey, thanks for explaining the like for like part, I understand a little more now.
Use "the hair of the dog that bit you"!
It is cool... if government threatens, I suppose we will have to learn to make our own homeopathic remedies.
I will see about a blog article on the subject.
It's so nice to hear your voices. And I love learning more from my TGN friends.
It was very interesting to listen to your conversation about homeopathy, especially the Arnica part. And it was nice to hear your voices. Very well done!
I got a chance to listen. Great conversation you two!
Thanks to Judson for this. It was his idea and his good questions that made the most of it.
Nah, you know my philosophy for interviews, just ask general questions, stand back and let the expert talk! @LaurieLovesLearning it is Torey who deserves the credit
Wow, thank you for this. Very cool, Torey and Judson! This was very well done, and the structure of the talk was put together nicely. It was neat to hear both your voices.
Thanks for the clear explanation of how homeopathy and flower remedies work.
Always my pleasure!
Great talk. Thank you both for giving it.
@torey, do you do grafting? My friends are grafting remedies and I don't currently because I want to support the manufacturers, but with everything going on, I'm thinking maybe I should learn to just in case.
@Brindy I was not familiar with the term grafting with regards to remedies so I googled it. In one sense, yes, I do graft but only from the original medicating potency. I haven't had the need to make more remedies from existing pellets.
I purchase vials of liquid medicating potency from the pharmacies (Helios, Remedia, Ainsworth, Freeman's, Hahnemann Labs, etc.) and then apply that to pellets. Its relatively inexpensive to buy a bottle of liquid that will do up many, many vials of remedy. I am part of a group of homeopaths in my area that share our remedies. So when we purchase a vial of liquid, we do up vials for everyone else, too. We have managed to stockpile an amazing selection of remedies. I probably have around 700 different remedies in a variety of potencies.
I know how to make homeopathic remedies in dilutions from the original substance in tincture and I have also taken part in trituration provings (dry starter material not in tincture) and know how to make a remedy that way. So I don't really have the need to graft from pellets. A friend of mine has done this, though, She ran out of a remedy and while waiting for more to come she "grafted" from the remaining pellets that she had. I think this is OK to do once but I wouldn't use those grafted pellets to "re-graft" another batch. But I could be wrong.
torey - I'm fascinated... this is something I want to get into doing myself, and I want to learn all I can before I have children (while I still have some time to devote to learning/perfecting the process). Is this process you mention (applying medicating potency to pellets) the process that will produce medicinal pellets like the pellets Boiron sells? That is who I usually purchase mine from, and the efficacy seems so much better than other forms of remedies. I wonder why? I was wondering if there is a resource or some kind of course you'd recommend for me to get started learning about how to do all this...? Thank you so much! You are always helping others here, and we are very grateful for you making yourself available to share so much priceless knowledge! =)
@happy-trails Maybe torey will have a recommended course for you, and I would be interested in a course as well. I like to read books on healing subjects, they provide a nice introduction, a convenient reference, and are cost effective.
I also appreciate your comment that Boiron pellets have given you good results.
@torey @judsoncarroll4 Well, I am looking forward to listening to your program.
Yes, books are still the supreme source of knowledge in my opinion! I much prefer books over anything online/digital. I like being able to hold the physical book and bookmark, write notes in the margins, and quickly flip back and forth to certain reference points instead of scrolling 90 miles on a computer... plus, I don't have to worry about a book disappearing in cyber space or the computer crashing, and losing everything... etc. I hope there is a book on the topic mentioned, but I'm willing to take a course online too... I have to be flexible... I guess books are becoming more and more obsolete. Bleh. haha =) Regarding Boiron, YES, I highly recommend them! They are an incredible company with such high quality products and standards that all TGN members would appreciate.
I refuse to switch to digital. I read at least one herbal a month and have a fairly large library of all the info one needs to homestead, live off the land, etc. They are a pain to box up and move, but one day I will settle down and I'll have those if the power goes out and to pass on for the future.
I completely relate to your sentiments shared here! I lugged a few giant bins from WA state all the way across the country to upstate NY, and this was after painstakingly getting rid of about 1/3 of my collection. In the heart-warming book (and film) "Love Comes Softly," one character assumes that a covered wagon full of books belongs to a woman, not man. The woman says something like, "How did you know the books were mine, and not my husband's?" The response was, "Any man would have dumped all these books at the first difficult hill!" That was funny. But you are one male who definitely reveres his books as invaluable resources.
Since you do quite a bit of reading and study, I was wondering if you'd ever like to share a list with us TGN folks; perhaps something like your top 10 favorite books... or maybe you'd have to do top 50! =)
I'd be glad to... but, it will take some thought! I don't read much fiction anymore, but since you mentioned a novel, I'll recommend one that has been on my mind a lot lately - Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle stop Café by Fannie Flagg. I love the movie too. The movie always makes me miss Georgia, since it was filmed there, but the book is set in Alabama. It is funny, sad, touching and very southern.