Helen: Hello. Hi, everyone. How are you? I have a special guest here with me today and hopefully, she’s going to be on in the next few moments. I’m so excited to have her on. She is one of the people that I look up to so much. She’s such a treasure trove of information and knowledge on health and the immune system. She is amazing.
Let me give you a little background on her. Her name is Cilla Whatcott. She is a classical homeopath. She’s an author of multiple books. She appeared on the very well-known series, The Truth about Vaccines. She is a internationally paid speaker and she’s helped thousands of families around the country, around the world, so she knows what she’s talking about. I met her a little bit over a year ago at the Take Back Your Health Conference just outside of D.C. I heard her talk. She was doing a talk about the immune system and what is real immunity, real health, and it just blew me away. I learned so much. She’s got something very exciting that’s happened recently and I really want for her to come on and share with you guys a little bit about what’s going on and what’s so exciting right now… Hi, Cilla. Welcome.
Cilla: We did it. Thank you.
Helen: We’re so glad to have you on.
Cilla: Thank you, Helen.
Helen: Thank you for jumping on and spending some time with us because I know you’re so busy. Like I was saying before, I know you’re traveling to all these different countries speaking and making that big project that you’re working on as well, so-
Cilla: Soon, I’ll be in your state.
Helen: Yes. Guys, if you don’t know, Cilla’s going to be coming to speak at the … What is it called? The Family Wellness First Summit, March 1st through 4th.
Helen: If you don’t have your ticket yet, get your ticket.
Cilla: Right. It’ll be in Reston at the Hyatt in Reston.
Helen: Yeah. I’m really looking forward to that and the speakers there. How are you, Cilla?
Cilla: Good. Good, Helen. I’ve been good. The movie just launched yesterday.
Helen: Yes. Let me kind of introduce you again. You are a classical homeopath. You’re an author. You were in the Truth about Vaccine Series. You speak all around the world and you’ve just helped thousands of families. Right now, you’re working on or you were working on a really big film. Can you tell us a little bit about that?
Cilla: Sure. I just finished Real Immunity and it’s the first of two episodes. The first one is Quest, the Quest for Real Immunity and it’s basically a film to remind people about the real birthright of immunity and how we can nurture that. The first step is getting away from fear because the media would have us be very afraid of illness or germs and also to encourage people to listen to their intuition because you’re the expert for your own children, and that will empower you if you can access your intuition and step away from the fear so you can think.
Helen: Yes. My husband and I, we watched the film last night and it really blew me away. Not only was it really well made. I really appreciated that it really aims to empower the parent, the person, and our intuition. It’s really to listen to that little voice that’s inside telling us our bodies are built to overcome illnesses.
Cilla: Right. There’s so many films, documentaries out right now, Helen, that have a lot of facts in them. Some of those facts are scary to people so while it’s good to get that information out, I’ve had clients, patients of mine who say, “I can’t watch it all.” It’s too difficult to watch because it’s scary learning all this stuff about pharmaceuticals or vaccines and I wanted to do a film that kind of help people to feel empowered and strong and good about the way that they’re thinking about their health, so that was my goal.
Helen: Yeah. Now that you mentioned it, after watching a lot of other documentaries, I normally feel fear like, “What do I do now? I’m in a world that’s so horrible,” but after watching your film, I feel the complete opposite. I feel like, oh, I can do something. It’s up to me.
Cilla: Right. It’s up to you. You’re the expert. Nobody loves your children as much as you do, right? You’re never going to do anything to hurt your child, so your only responsibility is to get all the information that you can so you can make a wise decision. Even if you make a mistake, it’s okay because you’re doing out of love and you’re going to make the best decisions for your child. We all grow step by step, so it’s not like we’re going to be perfect parents right out of the gate. We’re going to learn. We’re going to make mistakes but we love our kids and that is the glue that keeps it all together.
Helen: Yeah. I’d love to talk more about it but first, for people who don’t know you and what you do, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what it is that you do?
Cilla: Sure. I’m a classical homeopath, and I came … Homeopathy is basically a natural form of medicine that utilizes everything in nature but prepares it in a very specialized way so that it’s diluted and shaken. There are no molecules of the source substance in the medicine. It becomes an energetic frequency, so it’s energetic medicine. It’s very, very safe. There are no side effects. There’s no additives. It’s been around for over 200 years. It’s deeply curative on every level. We don’t suppress symptoms. We look at symptoms as the expression of the body, and we look at all of the symptoms, emotional, mental, physical. Choose something that matches that individually for each person, and then once you give it the vital force, starts to do the healing and puts everything in balance.
That’s the philosophy of homeopathy in a nutshell. It’s a deep form of curative medicine. It takes about four years of training to go through homeopathic medical school, and we basically use homeopathic medicines, talk with people, prescribe medications, and work in that fashion.
Helen: How did you come to know and learn about homeopathy, like where did it start for you?
Cilla: I had four children. They’re adopted from China, Russia, Taiwan, and one biological child, and they all had issues, migraines, kidney reflux, what else, asthma, ADHD and nothing was really helping them. I went to a pediatrician who said, “You should try homeopathy for your son’s asthma.” I looked it up. I did some research. I investigated it. I found a very well-known homeopath who live near me luckily, took my son. Within six months, his asthma was gone.
Cilla: Then, I took my daughter, my son with migraines, gone. My daughter with kidney reflux, gone.
Cilla: I kind of woke up and paid attention at that point. I decided to go back to school and spend four years in homeopathic school and become a homeopath. I never looked back. My kids have never had another antibiotic, and it’s a fabulous form of medicine of treatment that’s natural.
Helen: Yeah. I’m sure a lot of parents have kids who’s going through all that as well. I think what drew me to your talk last year at the Take Back Your Health Conference was because I was searching for other ways of helping my son get through the colds and flus that every kid gets, so yeah. I know that cold and flu’s so bad this year. Can you give parents maybe like your top three tips or your top three remedies that maybe they can use at home for their own kids if their kids are going through any sickness right now?
Cilla: Right. The first thing I would say is that, and it’s the point of the movie, not to be afraid of natural disease because it’s with these colds and flus that we exercise our immune system, so it’s really necessary to have these viruses and it’s a good thing. We should not suppress fever because fever is the body’s effort to create natural viral antibodies and that’s what builds our immune system, so I would say when a child is sick, you don’t want them suffer, so if their fever gets very, very high, you’re going to reduce it if they’re obviously uncomfortable and miserable but generally, you’re not going to suppress the fever.
There’s what we use in homeopathy is called Influenzinum, and Influenzinum is made from a combination of different historical flus and can be very good preventing the flu and sometimes treating the flu. There’s a product that’s available in the coop called Oscillococcinum. Oscillococcinum can also be used to treat the flu. The other thing that can be used is called aconite. Aconite is something that you can pick up and get it. The first signs of sickness, give a dose of aconite and sometimes, the immune system can get up and over that incident of the flu. The other remedy I would recommend is called Ferrum phosphoricum. That’s homeopathic Ferrum phosphoricum 30C, and it’s for inflammation. The very beginning of any illness is just an inflammatory response and you can give Ferrum phos to help get through that inflammatory response.
The important thing to remember is that we don’t want to stop disease. We just want to support the system going through it, so that you move through smoothly and don’t get stuck anywhere, and don’t go deeper, so you don’t develop into pneumonia or bronchitis or something deeper, but you should expect to go through the virus, support it naturally, and it will shorten the duration of it so that you’re not sick for two weeks. You might be sick for three days, and that’s the value of natural medicine. Along with homeopathy, chiropractic, craniosacral work, herbal things, anything that’s natural and supportive to the system is really great.
Helen: What I appreciate about something that I learned from you is that by not suppressing these fevers or these sicknesses, you’re not driving it deeper into the body.
Helen: You’re allowing it to express itself and flow through what you were just talking about and to really heal instead of hiding it and suppressing it.
Cilla: Right, exactly. Exactly. There’s a section in the film that illustrates this. It’s don with a health helix. It’s just a diagram and I explained what happens when you suppress and what happens when you support. Basically, the energy improves when you support and declines when you suppress.
Helen: Yeah. In the film, there was a lot about what is real immunity. I know it takes a lot of time and effort and money and everything to make a film like that. Can I ask, what made you do make that film? It’s a big, big project.
Cilla: It was a big project and I made it, Helen, because so many families that come to me, I see how much they’re suffering and how frightened they are and how controlled they are by the media, and by what they’re hearing and what they’re seeing or how bullied they are by their pediatrician trying to push them into things that they’re unsure about and they want to talk about and they want to think about, and pediatricians are just saying, “This is what you do. My way or the highway.”
I’ve taught a lot in chiropractic offices, naturopath offices, in the community, in a community college, I’ve taught but I can’t reach enough people. Even if there’s 100 people in the audience, it’s a drop in the bucket, and I know that media is a way to really reach a lot of people and get the message out. I just wanted to share that, what I’ve seen, the benefit of my clinical experience to share with other people so that they can learn how to trust their own intuition and not be afraid.
Helen: I think that’s a really big vision that you have there for making that film and why you want to make it. Did you run into any issues or challenges because I know that there are a lot of people who share the same philosophy as you but also a lot of people who don’t share that same philosophy as well? You really are our voices.
Cilla: Yeah, those weren’t the issues I ran into. I think for me, the challenge was, am I saying it clearly enough? Am I saying it simply enough? Am I saying it deeply enough? One minute, I would feel like, this is all too surface, I’m not saying anything. The next minute, I would feel like nobody’s going to get this. I was just confused how to deliver the message in the best possible way so I would vacillate. Then, of course there were the technical difficulties of moving through different professionals to work with that didn’t work out, that weren’t seeing the vision, or their business techniques were not consistent with the integrity that I wanted in the project.
I can only work with people with the highest integrity, who understand the vision and that can communicate really well. Those are my requirements and I had to move through some different sets of people before I found that. With each set, it’s an expensive trial and error. Education’s expensive and this was no different. I finally found just the right videographer, just the right editor, and I’m very, very happy because he has delivered the message in a way that is perfect. It’s exactly what I want to say, and he’s done it artistically and beautifully. The combination of his skills and my skills have made the project come to life, so I’m very happy.
Helen: Well, I definitely think it’s a beautiful film. Some of the clips in there were just breathtaking. I don’t know how you guys managed to get it. I got the message, so I …
Helen: Yeah. What’s next for you, Cilla?
Cilla: The next episode, it’s almost all put together. It just has to go to post production. I have a lot of the content. The next episode is going to be the passage to real immunity, and it’s going to provide some different ideas, interview chiropractors, Chinese medicine, gemmotherapy, homeopaths, and then I’m going to dive into something called homeoprophylaxis, which is a homeopathic method of disease prevention that’s been used all over the world, that’s recognized in India as a viable replacement for vaccines. Many parents are very, very interested in it and I’m going to interview researchers, parents using it, doctors who recognize it, so it’s going to be really fascinating. That’s the next project.
Helen: I’m excited to watch it. The first time that I heard you talk about it about the homeoprophylaxis too is just how widespread it is all throughout the world but not so much in the U.S. and Australia, so that blew my mind. I’m like we need to have this too, this information.
Cilla: Well, it’s harmless. It’s inexpensive. It’s easy to distribute. It’s not profitable for pharma at all, so it’s not something that’s going to be supported in the U.S. India is where it’s the most utilized, South America. It’s utilized in Brazil. There’s some studies coming out of Brazil. In Mexico, homeopathy is part of their healthcare system. In England, it’s part of the national healthcare system. In Europe, 40% of doctors refer to homeopaths. It’s very well utilized but we don’t know much about it in the U.S.
Helen: That needs to change.
Cilla: That needs to change definitely. Australia has become extremely difficult to practice natural medicine. There are a lot of things going on politically in Australia to make it difficult right now.
Helen: Yeah. That’s really a shame because the people that it hurts is everyday parents and people like us.
Cilla: That’s right. One of the biggest researchers in homeoprophylaxis is in Australia. I just sent a videographer there to film his interview last week, so that will be part of the second episode as well.
Helen: That’s really exciting. Okay. Before we wrap this up, is there anything else you want people to know about building immunity?
Cilla: Well, I have developed what’s called a knowledge vault and it’s free for anyone who wants to join. If they go to realimmunity.org and fill in their email, they’ll get an announcement about the film. Right now, it’s free for the weekend and they’ll be able to watch it through that site but that list is where I will send information about the knowledge vault, so they will get an invitation to the knowledge vault. There’s tons of information in there in different chapters about flu. There’s an article about nine different homeopathic remedies. The health helix is in there, studies on homeoprophylaxis, lots of information and they can go there and access all of that information.
Helen: It’s free right now as well, right?
Cilla: It’s free right. Won’t always be free but right now, it’s free.
Helen: That’s awesome.
Cilla: They just need to join through realimmunity.org.
Helen: Okay, cool. The film, just to repeat, is a free to watch until Sunday night?
Cilla: Until Sunday night, 9:00 p.m. Pacific time.
Helen: Okay. That is awesome. I’m so thankful that you’re releasing it so we can watch it for free right now. We’re going to definitely take advantage of that. Thank you again for being here with us, Cilla.
Cilla: Thank you, Helen. Thanks for having me. I’m excited to see you next week.
Helen: Yes. Yes, see you soon. Bye.
Cilla: Okay. Bye-bye.
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