Category Archives: Anthroposophy

From the Archives – True Botanica’s Pot O’ Gold

Since St. Patrick’s Day was this past weekend, we dug in to the archives and found our Pot O’ Gold, check it out!

This year we have an edition, Aurum Metallicum 6X.

Aurum Metallicum 6X bottle

 

Want to know more about Rudolf Steiner’s indications of gold, or Aurum, click here.

A Weekend Workshop: Achieving Comprehensive Health with Anthroposophic Medicine

A Weekend Workshop:

Achieving Comprehensive Health with Anthroposophic Medicine

Presented by: Dr. Ross Rentea

March 22-24
Location: Starflower Essentials – Sarasota, FL 

 The True Botanica Foundation invites you to attend this weekend workshop where both general principles and very specific suggestions will be given on how to enhance our well being on a physical and spiritual level.

Space is limited.

To reserve a seat, call 941-554-4292

Workshop Fee: $25.00 

We Hope to see you there!

  Click here for full program brochure

The True Botanica Foundation Team

 Our physicians would be happy to come to your community and offer workshops and training. Let us know if your community would like to learn more about anthroposophical medicine or other anthroposophically related topics!

Please contact info@truebotanicafoundation.org or call 262-912-0970 ext. 6 with any questions about the True Botanica Foundation.

Today is Giving Tuesday – What You Do Makes a Difference

Our Heartfelt Appeal to All

Dear Friends,

After spending a day of Thanks and two days of spending, today is Charitable Giving Tuesday.

We want to describe to you a project that we cannot do alone. We are hoping for community help.

We are a not for profit foundation, the True Botanica Foundation, essentially dedicated to  building a laboratory exclusively designed for research in natural medicine.

Much progress has already been made and you can find a lot of information on our website, www.truebotanicafoundation.org.

Three licensed physicians are devoting their time to this project (and may we add, on a voluntary basis).

Our co-workers are heartfelt, wonderful people.

But we cannot continue this impulse just on our own.

WOULD YOU PLEASE HELP!

Every dollar counts and is appreciated.  All donations are tax deductable.

The need for such a lab is tremendous! It benefits everybody!

Click here to find out more about the lab and learn how YOU can help us reach our fundraising target! 

Gratefully yours,

For the True Botanica Foundation

Ross Rentea MD, Mark Kamsler MD

Join Us in Building an Experimental Laboratory

Our Heartfelt Appeal to All

Dear Friends,

We want to describe to you a project that we cannot do alone. We are hoping for community help.

Anthroposophic, homeopathic and for that matter of fact all natural health fields suffer of one overwhelming deficiency: no research laboratory in which basic questions of natural medicine can be investigated in an effective, cost efficient, affordable manner.

Such research should ideally show the working of spiritual forces in the physical world.

We are ready to build such a lab!

Gratefully yours,

The True Botanica Foundation

Go for the Gold!

With the Olympics in full swing, athletes from all over the world are battling to win the gold medal! But did you know about the spiritual healing qualities of gold (Latin, Aurum)? Check out this post from the archives to learn more (originally posted March 15, 2012):

What’s With All the Gold?

Gold (Latin, Aurum) is a mysterious substance. The medieval alchemists recognized already that due to its special stability it was nearly impossible to “destroy” it. Gold does not combine readily with any other substance. It is very “happy in itself.”

Rudolf Steiner confirmed through his spiritual scientific research what the ancient sages also knew, that various metals are corresponding in their energies to the spiritual forces of the various planets. Gold is a perfect picture of the Sun!

From a spiritual healing point of view gold has certain immense qualities. It can help make us more “luminous, give us a more sunny disposition,” and more. Another one is its ability to draw our thoughts deeper into the soul life and make them more “available” to us. In other words we can think better when we take a small dose of highly diluted gold!

Diluted, rhythmically potentized gold always has a balancing, equilibrating effect on all three of body, soul and spirit.

Additional uses of the diluted forms of gold can be found on our website.

(Please keep in mind that we are referring here strictly to rhythmically potentized or diluted gold not the concentrated forms used occasionally in mainstream medicine f. ex. for the treatment of arthritis.)

Don’t Miss Out – Early Bird Discount!

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Reminder!

The early bird discount on registration for the October conference

runs out Sunday, July 15th!

Anthroposophy and Homeopathy:

Successful Use of High Dilution Remedies in Everyday Practice

October 19th – 21st in Chicago, IL.

We are very excited about this year’s conference, especially with its approved 12.5 CME’s for virtually all health professionals. The conference is geared primarily to therapists but other interested professionals, visitors and friends will find the content stimulating also and are welcomed to register too.

For full information, please visit the True Botanica Foundation at: http://www.truebotanicafoundation.org/true-botanica-2012-fall-conference/

We hope to see you there!!!

Arnica and My Cell Phone

This week we made a fresh batch of Real Arnica Ultra Cream and it reminded us of an article Dr. Rentea wrote. Check it out and let us know your thoughts!

My Cell Phone and Arnica!

I was standing in the midst of hundreds of acres of beautiful Biodynamic farms, with the only sound coming from buzzing summer insects, when… my cell phone went off – with a call from 200 miles away. That’s when it struck me! What unimaginable electromagnetic waves we must be exposed to every day if we are “reachable” even when no physical means of contact are visible. Any wonder that we feel constantly on sensory overload? The thought then followed that we need to strengthen our periphery even more than I believed was necessary, to withstand the visible – and invisible –  onslaught against our senses, on our periphery.

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DBlog Week Day 3 – One Thing to Improve

What can we do better in regards to diabetes?

Perhaps the one most dramatic improvement we could strive for would be to increase our understanding of the spiritual dimension of this disease (but even more of sugar, as a substance, as such). How can we strengthen our thinking, feeling and willing in such a specific way that the physical symptoms will respond to our satisfaction. Generalities like relaxation, etc are not enough, just like saying to ourselves that we should have a “good” diet would not be considered acceptable if left at that level.

In this respect the very detailed work of Rudolf Steiner, which he calls Anthroposophy, is excellent. It demands some persistence in “getting it” but it’s well worth the effort. The surprising thing is that coming closer to having a feeling for the unseen makes us so much better at observing the seen. As we were asked to say for today: “why not make today the day we start working on it”.

Ross Rentea MD

*This week we are participating in Diabetes Blog Week to discuss and bring awareness to the topic of diabetes.

From the Archive – Should I take all my supplements in the morning and “get it over with?”

This blog post was originally published back in December of 2010 but it is a question that is still commonly asked today. If you have not already read this informative post, Dr. Rentea shares his thoughts regarding the time of day supplements should be taken.

Should I take all my supplements in the morning and “get it over with?”

Of course not-but why not?

Many of us look at a recommendation to take a health supplement several times a day as a burden and swallow multiple dosages in one fell swoop. But think about this.

We have all experienced how we are more likely to do complicated tasks in the morning and want to listen to a concert or do artistic activities in the evening. We know that there is a circadian rhythm to the body functions such that the adrenal gland puts out more cortisone in the early hours of the morning and another hormone melatonin is secreted to help us go to sleep.

Rudolf Steiner confirms these physically observable phenomena by adding that our life body (etheric body) is undergoing three distinct phases during a 24 hour cycle, starting with awakening, transitioning over the lunch time and going into evening.

The same drops taken from an herbal tincture will thus have a completely different pathway depending what time it is consumed.

Here is another example. Inflammatory processes tend to be more intense over night. Substances given in the form of a supplement will in general at best have a reasonable blood level for 6-8 hours. An anti inflammatory herbal supplement like curcumin or boswellia for ex. taken only once daily in the AM will thus have most of its effectiveness dissipated by the time the most help is needed.

By Ross Rentea

An Important Spring Message From True Botanica

Read this important Spring message from True Botanica and tell us what you think!

Dear Friends, Dear Readers,

Whether you celebrate Easter, or Passover, or just even the enduring capacity of the human race to carry Higher Ideals (a Mystery in itself), this is the time of the year when we caRepresentative of Man Imagen feel a resurgence of inner power, a sense that Life will continue and the Good will overcome.

We feel ourselves attracted to the outside, luminous, greening world of nature and from this surrounding World we feel mysteriously how a renewed strength is given to carry us forward.

This is a mighty impulse that should last the whole year until the next Spring – but does it?

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