Can Food Affect Homeopathic Remedies?

When it comes to whether certain foods should be avoided when using homeopathic remedies, there is a lot of information on it, and most of it is conflicting. Some users take their pills with their morning coffee, while others avoid the beverage when using a remedy – and many in each group say their medicines work just fine.

Opinions, like the markets at the top Australian sports betting sites, are many, so it can be difficult to know what to do. According to Life Force homeopathic clinics founder Dr Rajesh Shah, the question of avoiding certain foods and beverages comes from the method in which the medicines are taken.

He explained that, even though they do not interact with the remedies, there are reasons to consider avoiding them during treatment. He also explained that, if any foods should not be taken when ill, they should be determined by disease-related and by general circumstances.

Watch When You Eat

A popular way of using homeopathic remedies is to take them orally, in the form of pills or liquids, which are usually placed under the tongue to be absorbed. Shah said absorption happened via the oral mucosa.

For this reason, many homeopaths say there should be no strong flavours or fragrances in the mouth. In this case, it makes sense to avoid things like garlic, onion, tea, coffee, and alcohol. If, however, you cannot resist anything on the list, consume it at least 30 minutes after taking your remedy.

Watch What You Eat  

When you are not well, it is important to help yourself heal by maintaining a healthy diet. It can also help to avoid certain foods that may aggravate the symptoms of various conditions and illnesses.

Shah said that people suffering from respiratory disorders such as asthma should stay away from chilled drinks and ice-cream, and skin disorder patients, such as those with psoriasis, should avoid meat and fish, as well as spicy and artificially-flavoured foods. If you have a gastrointestinal disorder, you should avoid pungent, spicy, deep-fried, and oily foods, as well as fizzy drinks and alcohol.

Patients with urinary system problems should not consume eggplants, tomatoes, red meat, fizzy drinks, and alcohol. The best foods to avoid if you have hypertension include salty food and snacks, as well as oily food, and alcohol.

Diabetics should not only avoid sweets, sugar, and sugary fruit such as mangos, they should also cut out oily foods and fizzy drinks, and they should ensure they eat light meals regularly. If a patient has ulcerative colitis, they should avoid eating processed and oily foods, and they should limit the amount of sweet and spicy foods they eat. They should also not drink carbonated drinks, including sparkling water.

Particular foods and drinks affect individuals in different ways, as some people are more sensitive to certain compounds or substances than others are. If you know that eating something leaves you with unpleasant side effects, however manageable, then it is best to avoid it, especially if you are taking homeopathic remedies.