The Extra Boost

When your child is in need of an extra boost it’s time to give them a dose of their constitutional remedy.  The constitutional remedy is one remedy that will address their mental, emotional and physical concerns. After a thorough case taking this is the remedy that is identified as the best fit for their specific body. It is a great tool for those seeking a way to maintain optimal health for their families. Knowledge of the constitutional remedy also assists in understanding which acute remedies will work best for that individual. 

How do you know when to give the constitutional remedy? Take a look at these areas…


  • Anytime you see that a child is coming down with an acute ailment it is time for a dose of their constitutional remedy. This may be after an exposure, a large milestone, a transition or a season in which they tend to dip in their immunity. 
  • Recovering from an infection or an injury.


  • If you vaccinate your child, giving them their remedy before and afterwards is one way to assist their body in adapting to the components of a vaccine. 


  • any problems getting to sleep or staying asleep including anxiety around going to bed.
  • energy patterns – is your child more tired than usual, and are they having energy highs and lows?

Food and Drink

  • appetite and thirst – is your child high or low in their appetite and what do they seem to be craving? Children are interesting in that they will often ask for and crave foods that are high in the nutrients they currently need for their stage of growth and development. Pay attention and support these cravings. 


  • school pressure – during exams or presentations
  • social challenges
  • anxiety on any topic


  • what is the tone and level of health of the child’s environment
  • Who is in the child’s immediate environment every day and what effect do they have on the person?

PRO Tip: Always Bring the constitutional remedies when you Travel. 

To learn more about constitutional remedies for your family please book a consult with me at

Measles + Travel = Constitutional Remedy

As March break is approaching and measles, or rumors of measles are circulating, I thought it was good timing for some reassurance to those who choose not to vaccinate.watermelon babies

The Reassurance

  • Your children are healthy, vital beings
  • If you are still breastfeeding you have ultimate protection as your breast milk will instantly formulate the exact antibodies your child needs. The message will be sent the moment their saliva touches your nipple. In that feed they will receive what they need for as long as it is needed.
  • If you are not breastfeeding then hopefully you have a constitutional remedy for your child.  That is the remedy that matches their bodies and mental/emotional state the best. This remedy will boost their immunity, create ease, better sleep and discharges to clear them of anything they may be carrying.
  • If you do not know the constitutional remedy or have not yet discovered this then now is the time.  Taking your constitutional remedy before and during travel is a fantastic way to protect and assist the body. This is true for both adults and children.

With over 20 years of observing unvaccinated children travel the world and ZERO incidents of illness I can say with complete certainty that this is a true support.

If you would like to discover constitutional remedies for your family please email me at or visit my website for full details.

Vaccination is YOUR choice.

In Canada,  vaccination is your constitutionally protected right. Despite all the misleading advertising,  you have the right to investigate and decide if you want to vaccinate your child.  There are no schools or daycare that can force you to vaccinate, they must allow your child entry,  whether they are vaccinated or not.  If there is an outbreak of a disease when your child is enrolled in the school, your child will be asked to stay home.  That is the only condition of choosing not to vaccinate.

You are also asked to get an Act of Conscience form signed by a notary and it will be added to your child’s file for the duration of their school experience.  Public Health has these forms.

Do not be pushed into doing something you are not prepared to do, take your time, find  the information that is right for you and your family and then decide.  There are others around you that are going through the same process,  homeopaths and naturopaths are good sources of information.  Seek them out.

I am happy to consult and provide support if you have questions on the topic of vaccination.  I have three vaccine free children – all abundantly healthy and have worked with families of unvaccinated children for the past 18 years.  The idea of homeopathic vaccination is not a valid way to approach this topic.  It does not make sense to give a remedy unless it is indicated.  This is an idea that may be comforting to parents that do not want to vaccinate but want to do something! There are many more valid ways to support an immune system – please consult with me if you want specific guidance.


Piper Martin

Classical Homeopath


An Invitation to Speak up

I was hiking today and considering what it would be like to approach the subject of vaccination in the new town I have landed in.  I was wondering how to gracefully enter into this conversation without causing fear or guilt or confusion.  The crux of the  matter is that I just wish to offer people some perspective that is not very widely shared.

Having been in private practice for 17 years and predominantly seeing babies and children has allowed me a perspective that doctors and medical people do not have.  I have had the chance to get to know these people on a mental, emotional and physical level and observe what the difference is between a vaccinated body and an unvaccinated body.  There is a difference.  I am curious if other parents and alternative practitioners would be willing to offer their perspective on this topic.

Please offer your insight and observations as the care provider, parent or health practitioner of unvaccinated children.  Put it into words.  I KNOW there are others that share my perspective and I am curious….

Summer 2011 543
unvaccinated vibrant 16 yr. old

with thanks


The Tide is Turning….. Vaccinations are getting the attention they deserve

cherrio face

I love all the debate action happening on the vaccination topic. It’s a hot button for a lot of people and the reason behind all that emotion ? Fear.

These kinds of intense conversations are long overdue – they should be a hotly debated topic instead of a passively accepted norm.  Its time to expand and evolve our thinking about our bodies and how we move through the world – maybe we will start to understand on a different level how magnificent our bodies really are.

As a Homeopath,  I have a different perspective then other medical practitioners as I see all the children who are NOT vaccinated. They are the healthiest people in my practice. I have been in practice for 16 years and have observed children grow up, travel, be exposed to school and life and still – they continue to be the healthiest people in my practice.

Why does it make a difference in health to avoid vaccines? I think that families that choose this way of living , are as a result,  more mindful of quality of food, rest, stimulation and provide alternative kinds of care to their children.  Perhaps the simple fact that a lot of family doctors hassle parents about not vaccinating makes them want to avoid going to the doctor.  This lack of care allows them to seek out alternatives to antibiotics and drug therapies that are so casually provided to babies and young children.

I have had a lot of inquiries about homeopathic vaccine protocols and here is my response: this is not homeopathy. Why assume your child will be susceptible to a disease before they even encounter it? Why believe that your child will not be able to manage it if they do happen to accept it into their bodies?

If and when they do get a disease,  then there are homeopathic remedies to treat it. But it is not necessary or useful to give a remedy until the person has symptoms to prescribe on. Doesn’t that make sense?

I feel like a change is coming, vaccination lectures are always our most popular  seminars,  so many people have thoughts and questions on this topic. You aren’t alone in you’re wondering and it’s really o.k. to explore ideas and options before you make decisions.  Trust yourself.

How Super Charged is your Vaccination Decision?!

In Canada you have the choice to vaccinate your child.  You can do it partially, fully or not at all.  You can still send your child to school and daycare and there are no situations in which you can be denied entry to these institutions if you chose not to vaccinate.  If anyone tells you otherwise it is false information.

Making this choice when babies are two months old can be very charged.  By charged I mean that talking about it evokes huge emotion in both yourself and those you talk to about it.  Fear and Anger tend to be the two emotions I see arising most commonly.  What if you could move past those giant sensations into a place of calm to make choices?  It is just the beginning of many choices you will be asked to make for the tiny human in your care.  Naturally we want to make the right decision.  I have a hard time with any decisions that feel bad.  If I feel bad, scared or angry about a choice then I step back and reassess.

I feel my way towards a better choice.  There are about a million possibilities in the world and it is very likely that there is a way that will suit you.  Going against your intuition and sense of rightness as a mother is a bad idea.  Trust yourself, feel your way, read the cues from your child.  Making decisions from a perspective of fear or pressure is a set up for feeling bad.  You are then communicating to your child that it is not o.k. to trust how you feel, you are modeling that you should suppress your inner knowing and just do what you are told or what everyone else is doing.  Consider coming to a lecture in your community, it really helps to know that other parents are considering this decision, asking questions and seeking information.

Join Ashley Magiera, Classical Homeopath on October 17th ~ 7-9 pm for a conversation on approaching this decision and finding a way to navigate health choices that feel right for your family.  This lecture will be held at The Invisible City, 474 Botsford St. Newmarket, ON – $25.00 per person, includes comprehensive handouts and information about using homeopathy to support your child.   

To register please email: or call: 905-252-8929.

Babes in Arms always welcome.

Homeopathy and Vaccination – Lecture – March 2nd – 7-9 pm!

March 2nd, 2012 at The Invisible City Classical Homeopath, Ashley Magiera will lead a discussion on Homeopathy and Vaccination.  Making this decision is quite a process for new parents to navigate and we have found it very beneficial to provide an environment for conversation, questions and information sharing.  Ashley will add her considerable knowledge to the discussion – providing homeopathic support and advice regarding new ways to look at your child’s body and well-being.

The Invisible City – 474 Botsford Street, Suite 201 – Newmarket, ON

March 2, 2012 – 7-9pm



Investment:  $20.00 per person – comprehensive booklet included~ babes in arms always welcome.


Travel with a Vaccine FREE babe….

Baby on the beach
Image by themullett via Flickr

If you have chosen to keep your baby vaccination free and are planning a trip away how can you continue to support your child in the manner to which they have been accustomed??

Breastfeed – this is your number one support tool.  Your milk will literally supply your baby’s every need.  This includes communicating to your body any antibodies that he/she needs.  Your body will respond instantly (the second their saliva touches your nipple) and create the antibodies your baby needs in that time and place.  Worried about dehydration or sun?  your milk will create the perfect balance of fluids and food to support your child.  Really – your breasts are like two superheros on the job.

Homeopathic Travel Kit – create one.  Ask your homeopath for a list of remedies specific for your needs.  Research the area you will be traveling and then create a list that covers ailments that tend to come up in that area of the world.  Include first aid remedies and your child’s constitutional remedy as well.  There are remedies for every disease symptom you can imagine so be reassured that homeopathy can treat all ailments for both travel and home.

Take your baby on the road with confidence.

For more information on using homeopathy for pregnancy and babies please visit:  and access my on-line e-book – The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy.

Tylenol and Vaccination

Mother and Newborn Baby Boy
Image by Jon Ovington via Flickr


The vaccine rituals that exist in our society are very well inforced and I like to stir things up once in a while and suggest that we don’t automatically follow the protocols without first considering the whole picture.  

One of the recommendations around vaccination is to medicate your child – beginning at 8 weeks of age – with Tylenol before and after vaccination. I would suggest that you choose not to medicate your baby if you are planning to vaccinate so that you have a clear picture of what he/she is experiencing.  If they are having a reaction to the vaccine and you would like to use the support of  homeopathy it is very useful to be able to see the symptoms clearly.  It makes it much easier to prescribe the correct remedy if the symptoms are dynamic v.s suppressed through the use of a powerful drug such as Tylenol.   

I feel that Tylenol is used in a very casual manner for extremely young babies and it is time to start questioning the programmed way in which we give over the counter medication to our children. 

H1N1 Vaccination and Homeopathic Options

Really consider the way in which H1N1 has been promoted through the build up of immense fear over this past six months.  It is a brilliant marketing campaign to create fear so that you can feel relief when the vaccine appears and “saves” us.  

  What are the actual symptoms of this illness – they truly do not appear to be anything more than a cold – who exactly are the people who are dying and what was their level of health before they got H1N1?  These are questions you need to ask before you fill yourself with an untested vaccination – why are you really getting it?

Homeopathy can provide real support, to boost your immunity and provide you with the strength you need to meet anything that comes your way.  Pair this with chiropractic adjustments, excellent nutrition, rest and you will be in a good state to flow through this winter.  Find yourself health care practitioners that will provide you with support v.s drugs, practitioners that actually consider you and your body as an individual instead of one of the masses.  Work with people who know you and your family and are willing to take time and energy to meet your needs. 

Once you begin visibly taking steps that demonstrates you love your own body you will see and feel the change.  It is no longer necessary to react to every bit of fear mongering that goes on in the media – from programing us to believe we will get breast cancer to promoting the belief that everyone will die of the swine flu – do not indulge yourself in fear, it does not serve you .