Sonam Kushner, CCH, HMC, professional homeopath

TO PURCHASE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

The US Food and Drug Agency regulate homeopathic remedies. Most remedies are available over the counter in health food stores or natural care pharmacies.

In NYC, remedies may be purchased at:

Apthorp Pharmacy: 2201 Broadway, (78th St.) Tel: (212) 877 3480.

Bigelow Pharmacy: 414 6th Ave., (8th/9th St.) Tel: (212) 533 2700 #123.

Willner Chemists: 100 Park Ave., (41st.) Tel: (212) 682 2817.

253 Broadway (Murray St.) Tel: (212) 791 0505.

Whole Foods Market: wholefoodsmarket.com (for different NYC locations).

In New Jersey:

Homeopathy Overnight: 929 Shelburne Ave., Absecon, NY 08201 Tel: (800) 276 4223. Fax: (609) 646 0347, remedy@homeopathyovernight.com. Website: www.homeopathyovernight.com.

If the remedy that you need is not available at any of the above, you may order by mail from Hahnemann Pharmacy in California, and Helios Pharmacy in England, both of whom make remedies of a very high quality.

Hahnemann Pharmacy: 1940 Fourth St, San Rafael, CA 94901. Tel: (888) 427 6422 toll free. Fax: (415) 451 6981, info@hahnemannlabs.com. Website: www.hahnemannlabs.com. Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-1pm, 2-6pm. NB: This is Pacific Time, i.e.: 3 hours earlier.

Helios Pharmacy: 89-97 Camden Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2QR, UK. Tel: 011 44 1 892 537 254. Fax: 011 44 1 892 515 116, pharmacy@helios.co.uk. Website: www.helios.co.uk. Hours: Mon-Fri: 5am-12.30pm. Sat: 5am-7am. NB: This is our time, as UK time is five hours ahead.

NOTE: Remedies should be stored in a cool, dark place well away from food or other products with a strong smell. Make sure that the tops of the containers are screwed on tightly. If stored properly and not exposed to extremes of temperatures, remedies can last for many years. When on a remedy, try to avoid wearing strong perfumes or using strong-smelling household cleaners. Some essential oils can have an anti-doting effect, such as — camphor, eucalyptus, peppermint, and tea tree oil. Lavender and rose oils are fine. While traveling, rxs can be carried in a lead film bag for protection from the x-ray machines.

Recommended mint free toothpastes:

Tom’s of Maine — (Fennel, Apricot, Orange-Mango, Silly Strawberry). Homeodent. Auromere Ayurvedic.