We’ve had Dr Laura Chella with us before. And the last episode ended on a note where I was saying we do need to discuss the attack on homeopathy as a modality. Welcome back. Thank you so much for having me. Why do you think there’s an attack on homeopathy? Because it’s getting worse. I wish I knew all the answers to that. I think and obviously, this is my opinion. Sure. I think that a lot is unknown. I think that a lot of people don’t understand homeopathy, they haven’t seen homeopathy work and because it can’t be explained within the realms of what we understand as our medical paradigm – you know, the general allopathic paradigm – that it becomes very difficult to comprehend and I think that’s possibly why. But that’s our job to do that, I think. So I’m on a mission, I’ve looked at Benveniste’s work and I’ve had holes blown into that. And now there are possibly other areas of science that are looking at how it’s possible for water to retain memory which is the principle actually of homeopathy. Isn’t it? Well, it’s one of the ways that we use to explain how the medication works and that’s often where homeopathy’s come under attack is that: how actually can this works if it’s so dilute? Yes. And very recently there’s been some very interesting scientific papers that have been published. And about two years ago we had the privilege of Dr Rajendra come to speak to the homeopathic congress that we held in Gauteng and he presented to us his research on nanomedicine. And what he was doing was taking a specific and very special form of camera that could actually identify what was in very highly-diluted homeopathic remedies. And all of a sudden now we can say, ‘Well, this is what’s in it and this is what it looks like under this microscope and taking photos of it.’ And so there’s not nothing there. Something’s there! Yes. Obviously, there’s more and more research going into what’s in a remedy and how does the remedy exactly work – and so that would be the next step. The new research is very promising and very exciting. It is very exciting, isn’t it? Is he talking about infoceuticals, like the capturing the information in the remedy (in a diluted remedy)? Or particles? When you say nanoparticles, you’re actually talking about a substance that doesn’t actually exist, that is actually there that can be photographed like Kirlian photography. Yes, like minute particles and each remedy has a different outcome or it looks different under each photograph and they can then be identified. It’s amazing. It is. Wow. You know, with homeopathy a lot of people say, ‘The proof is in the pudding.’ And don’t give homeopathy a bad rep if you haven’t tried it necessarily but at the same time make sure that you seek a registered practitioner. So when you are attempting to use homeopathy that you 1) you use a homeopathic practitioner who is qualified and registered with the relevant council in whichever country you’re from, but in South Africa it’s the Allied Health Professions Council. And give it a real try instead of just saying, ‘Ah, it’s a placebo effect.’ Sure. Because when you start treating tiny babies or you treat animals and you see a marked difference and quickly, whether it’s something like an otitis or a tonsillitis or a diarrhoea or an ear infection or a croup attack. Whether it’s chronic or these acute illnesses and how quickly that can be resolved I think you’ll start asking the questions. Sure. I’d just like to refer to Dr Alex Niven and his work with homeopathy and specifically, there was an article he wrote in Natural Medicine magazine years ago when he treated a tumour on a horse’s face that just fell off. How would a horse know that it wasn’t actually a medicine but a placebo? I don’t have an answer for you. That’s it, it’s as you say the proof is in the pudding. Thank you so much for your time. Lovely having you back. Thank you for having me.