“There are medicines which can help you, ease your suffering, and reduce your symptoms. There are other medicines which encourage you to become stronger and more alive.”
“Hello, I’m Christopher Sowton!”
What do I do?
You know how so many people are struggling with health issues but feel frustrated because they are becoming chronically dependent on drugs and medical interventions? Well, I try to help people find a way out of these dependencies using medicines which encourage the mind and body to become stronger. Naturopathy and Homeopathy can be such medicines.
Since graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1988, I have had many advanced teachers in the wide world of homeopathy, each of whom has contributed a different perspective to my understanding: Andre Saine, Jeremy Sherr, Rajan Sankaran, Jan Scholten and Alize Timmerman have all been important teachers for me.
As a Homeopathy teacher, I worked for 15+ years at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Together with my colleague Nadia Bakir, we developed a program which provides future naturopaths with a solid foundation in classical Hahnemannian homeopathy, and also an introduction to newer developments in the homeopathic world.
As a researcher, I feel dedicated to the process of bringing new substances into the service of healing as potential medicines; I have conducted and published several new provings of homeopathic remedies, including:
Tela araneae (spider web), Abies balsamea (balsam fir) and Natrum-glutamicum (MSG).
I have had a lifelong interest in the healing powers of plants. When the Naturopathic College moved to its new location at Leslie and Sheppard in Toronto, I felt it was time for the development of a world-class herb garden where students could meet and relate to the medicinal plants that they are studying in the classroom.
I designed the Paracelsus Herb Garden, where some 300 medicinal plants can be found in a setting which is both beautiful and educational, and I can still be found there on the odd gardening days throughout the season indulging my passion for gardening.