CORRECTION: Homeopath, Ingrid’s last name was misspelled on the email blast.Her correct name is Ingrid Schutt. Her website. Our apologies to Ingrid!!
LOOKING FOR A LAPTOP– We need a laptop to send to Ricot, a man who lives in a tent city in Haiti with his family. He is learning emergency homeopathy to care for his community, and needs a laptop to listen to CD’s (learning more homeopathy) and to communicate with us. If you have a laptop you would like to doante, please let us know ASAP! PC’s or MAC’s are fine. Just needs wifi, USB ports, and a word program. To learn more about Ricot, please view our Haiti reel posted on this site
FUNDRAISER: Since returning from Haiti, the film is on a roll. We are actively raising funds, and coming up with a variety of grassroots fundraising ideas.
At the end of May, Xerion Homoeopathie, a homeopathic store and clinic in Calgary Canada hosted a fundraiser for the film. They raised almost $6,000.
We did an interview with the founder, Eric Bosch.
Question: Tell me about your clinic?
Answer:. Xerion Homoeopathie. Pronounced, zeh-ree-on, it’s named after a reference from old alchemy. Xerion was a red, powdered substance reputed to have the power to change any metal into gold. Made into an elixir, it conferred immortality.
Q: Tell me about the stores history and your vision?
A: It all began in the 1950s, going back yet another generation to my great-grandmother, Elizabeth. Elizabeth brought concepts of healthful eating and vitamin supplementation home from Arizona, My Mom, Faye’s oldest daughter, took the natural lifestyle a step further with vegetarianism and her first home birth in 1981. That’s when I came on the scene. I’m told that I was raised on veggies in the blender and goat’s milk until my first birthday. However, my first job at fifteen was in a health food store in Northland. I read every book in the store on vitamins and herbs and developed a loyal following. I was a rebellious teen in leather clothes and black makeup, yet people took my advice!
Maybe it was because my mom was an opera singer and my dad a pipe organ technician, but after high school I wanted to be an artist. However, after grossing $800 in my first year as a photographer, I left the romantic world of the struggling artist to become an entrepreneur. “Write a business plan,” said Mom, when I told her that I wanted to open up my own health food store. A few days later, she saw the “For Lease” sign in an old bakery. Three months later, Xerion Health Food was born.
Mom retired from singing to find her true calling as a homeopath, and we now have the largest homeopathic dispensary in the province of Calgary. Miracles happen here every day.
On the day of our fifth anniversary as Xerion Health Food, we closed our doors and began a new leg of our journey with a renovation. With the help of friends and family we put in a new hardwood floor, two more treatment rooms, a waiting area, bright new shelving as well as fresh paint and new oak doors. In our new identity as Xerion Homoeopathie, we boast three homeopaths. Mom’s practice is busy with referrals and two MD homeopaths have joined us. As for me, I’m trying to figure out how to create a grassroots movement and change the face of alternative medicine and, not to mention, have my sights set on opening a second location!
Q: What is your philosophy behind your business?
A: I operate Xerion on the idea that medicine is more then just the pill. Homeopathy is about the entire body, therefore the business concept should be all encompassing as well. I would like to see the business of homeopathy reflect the brilliance of the medicine. Every mother should have belladonna in her medicine cabinet. Every nervous student should have gelsemium in their backpack and every traveller should not leave home without Metallum Album. This is a safe form of medicine that is effective and any future business for homeopathy should reflect that.
Q: Why did you do this fundraiser”
A: I was excited to find out about Blind Dog Film’s work in progress of From Within, Without. We decided to do the fundraiser because documentaries have the ability to change the world and we wanted to help. The story of homeopathy is vast and rich it needs to be told.
I have faith that this film will bring awareness on a global scale for homeopathy. I realized that the investment of time in doing this fundraiser will help our clinic in the long run. The more people that know about homeopathy, the more people will come to our clinic, the more people will be healed. I encourage other people, from around the globe, to support this film in any way they can.. We are all in this together. When this film reaches millions of people and shows them what homeopathy is and it’s power to heal — the world will be a better place.