Monday Oct 02, 2023

Ep 221: The Homeopathic Research Institute - with Rachel Roberts

Ever wondered how homeopathy research is bridging the gap between skeptics and believers?


Get ready for an exhilarating episode featuring the remarkable Rachael Roberts from the Homeopathic Research Institute. Join us as we explore the fascinating field of homeopathic research and discover the groundbreaking initiatives led by the Institute to elevate the status of homeopathy through robust scientific exploration. Rachael and her team are on a mission to revolutionize the perception of homeopathy by championing top-tier research and effectively conveying the compelling evidence behind this holistic approach to health. Don't miss this captivating discussion as we uncover the HRI's pivotal role in advancing high-quality research and solidifying the foundation of homeopathy in the modern world.


Episode Highlights:

06:23 - Skepticism towards anti-homeopathy campaigners

09:17 - Accepting alternative approaches to science

12:34 - Promoting high quality homeopathy research

15:21 - Integrating science and homeopathy

18:31 - Funding from a single individual

23:03 - Normal donations and their impact

24:35 - Research paper funding

29:14 - Top homeopathic research studies

35:08 - Individualized homeopathic treatment efficacy

41:12 - Convincing AHCs through research

44:07 - The cost of conducting trials

47:49 - Dealing with online backlash

50:30 - Shifting Paradigms in Science

55:19 - Getting big celebrities involved


About my guest:

Rachel has a first-class degree in Biological Sciences specialising in Physiology from the University of Birmingham. She graduated from the College of Homeopathy, London in 1997 and was in private practice as a homeopath until 2012. Rachel has lectured in homeopathy and medical sciences at various colleges in the UK and overseas. She held the post of Research Consultant for the Society of Homeopaths from 2008-2012 and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in 2013 to acknowledge her outstanding contribution to Homeopathy. Rachel joined the HRI part-time in 2010 and has worked for the Institute on a full-time basis since 2012. In 2018 Rachel was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Faculty of Homeopathy for her highly regarded work in the field of homeopathic research, and in 2021 she, and HRI, were jointly awarded the Dr Peter Fisher Memorial Award from the National Center for Homeopathy USA in acknowledgment of a substantial contribution to research.


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