Less is More

An Occasional Newsletter from
The New England School 
of Homeopathy

 Cognitive Health
Summer 2019
Seminars: US and Abroad
8 Weekend Course starting early 2020
Teaching the Art & Science of Homeopathy Since 1990

When leadership from the Joint American Homeopathic Conference called about a year ago to ask if Paul & I would like to s hare the two-hour opening keynote address at this year’s JAHC we were both humbled  and hesitant.

On the one hand, two hours is a long time for a keynote, which in my mind should be shorter, inspiring, setting the tone for a conference. On the other, it’s too short to really teach much, to take a deep dive into some of the areas we find most compelling to teach: case-taking, case analysis using  Cycles & Segments, and comparative  materia medica . But we said yes because that’s what we do! And then set out to create a talk on the essential topic of homeopathy for emotional and cognitive healing. We played to a home town crowd and loved seeing so many NESH alum, friends, colleagues, and patients! We cherish our broad and loving homeopathy community!

This issue of Less is More focuses on this topic as well. For those interested in some of the naturopathic medicine approaches to the prevention of cognitive decline you might find these helpful:

• An FAQ which I contributed to from the Institute for Natural Medicine
• And a Homeopathy Today article from some years ago by yours truly - Getting Older Getting Better: Healthy aging with homeopathic and natural medicines .

These and more can be found on a special page of our website dedicated to Cognitive Decline and Healthy Aging .

Happy summer,
Amy (& Paul)
Maintain Brain Health as You Age:
Natural Medicine Approaches for Cognitive Decline
by Amy Rothenberg ND
When Lisa first came to see me, she struck me as lively and engaging. At 60, she seemed quite on the ball and articulate. She did not search for her words or space out, she did not answer irrelevantly or oddly. Yet she had been diagnosed with mild cognitive decline. With her husband by her side, her MRI and neurologist reports in hand, she had come to see if I might be able to help slow the progression of her disease.
Cognitive decline and dementia are becoming increasingly common as the baby boomer generation ages. More than five million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer’s. By 2050, that number will grow to 14 million. In my view and experience, homeopathic remedies along with other natural medicines are well poised to help and support both dementia patients and those who care for them.

Many of you may recall at a recent NESH Clinical Class our friend and UMass Professor, Ed Calabrese PhD, presented material on his groundbreaking work in hormesis, or the biphasic dose response curve found in nature. Over the last number of years, we’ve been focusing on healthy aging and best practices with regard to treatment and preventive care. We discussed at class that Paul was finishing study in this field, and had formulated a low dose, low price, easily absorbed supplement. The driving force here is to emphasize an approach to medicine that uses  the right intervention, at the right dose, at the right time, for the right duration, for the right patient!

In striving for that goal, we have developed a product that fits into this equation for many of our patients. Lithia Basic™ is a nutritional bioavailable supplement designed to support healthy aging, mood, behavior, and memory, and resist the effects of stress by combining extremely low doses of bioavailable Lithium orotate with low doses of Zinc picolinate, Water hyssop ( Bacopa monnieri ), and Lemon Balm ( Melissa officinale ). The formulation is designed to take advantage of the hormetic response elicited by these compounds and plants. We have been using this formulation with patients over the last years and feel confident about its efficacy. Historically, since these doses are not easily found, we would have patients buy four separate bottles and divide each capsule into the low doses. After enough urging from patients for more affordability and convenience, we created this supplement.

To read more about this formulation please go to  

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Interested in furthering your understanding of homeopathy or improving your clinical skills?
January 2020 through May 2021
Friday night, Saturday, & Sunday every other month

Take this course if you want to ... 
  • Nourish your love and passion for homeopathy regardless of your current level of experience. 
  • Understand homeopathic remedies in a concise, yet robust and clinically relevant way without the memorization of long lists of symptoms. 
  • Learn a streamlined approach to case taking and analysis to bring efficacy and efficiency into your prescribing. 
  • Confidently integrate homeopathy into your current or future practice.
  • Enroll in a quality program of study paced to work with your busy life. 


In addition to our 8 Weekend Course,
here are other opportunities to hear
Drs. Rothenberg and Herscu speak:

August 15-17, 2019 : American Association of Naturopathic Physicians' Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon.

October 6, 2019 : New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ Annual Conference. The Chapter on Low Self-Esteem

November 2, 2019 : New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors' Annual Conference. The Benzo Trap: Helping Patients Get Off Benzodiazapines for Good

NESH Students
Our Recent Featured NESH Alumni
We are delighted to highlight the work and other passions of our wonderful NESH alumni. We are thrilled to have been part of their education and training. Our goal is to keep creating and supporting members of our NESH family and to generate ongoing opportunities and exposure for the people whose work we admire. Enjoy!
Suzanne Smith CCH
Jeffrey Feinman VMD, CVH
Tamar Laderman CCH, FNP-BC
Amherst, Massachusetts and Portland, Oregon

For NESH Alum Near & Far - The Learning Goes On! 

Meet and find support & friendship 
 with other Cycle & Segmentarians

The Topic this Year is:
The Ins & Outs of Chronic Disease

There are many challenges to treating those with chronic illness and multiple complex diseases. From where to focus your attention, to how to establish realistic prognoses and to how to handle patients over time, we will tackle your questions and challenges illustrated through the patients we see.

November 9-10, 2019 (OR)
November 15-17, 2019 (MA)

For logistical information on our clinical classes, click here .
Our satellite office of Naturopathic Health Care is now open at 369 Pleasant Street in downtown Northampton, MA. Patients are welcome to continue working with us at our Enfield, CT office where we’ve been since 1986! With the issuing of our ND licenses in Massachusetts imminent, we are thrilled to finally offer natural, integrative medicine to patients in the Pioneer Valley.
Drs. Rothenberg & Herscu accept new patients in person and via Telemedicine Services.
To schedule an appointment: call 1.860.763.1225
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