Powdered Formula Milk detox study

I specialise in homeopathic detoxing of substances that may have contributed to long term issues in children, especially in children somewhere on the spectrum.

How did this Formula Milk study come about?

One thing that kept coming up in consultations with patients is that symptoms would often start on giving formula milk. The children would get colicky, they wouldn’t sleep, they had a variety of gut and stool issues stemming back to starting formula.

As this issue was so common , I looked in pharmacies worldwide for a homeopathic detox version of formula milk. I couldn’t locate any. I wondered how this could be, as it is such a commonly used substance which appeared to be affecting so many children.

Helios pharmacy helped us to create Formula Milk Powder in 30c, 200c, 1m and 10m potencies. Huge thanks go to Helios, without whom this paper would not be published.

The findings from this study are hugely significant for the homeopathic detox community. I would like to share the results in detail which were compiled by my colleague Grainne Flanagan (who is on my working team) and myself.

Start of the study

Before the study, we asked all the 30 participants (babies to adults) to rate a 0-10 scale of 34 possible symptoms we believed were key triggers from exposure to milk formula. These choices were made from the knowledge of previous consultations where formula milk was identified as a trigger for symptoms.

None of the participants knew what they were detoxing until the end of the trial. We used each potency twice a week.

Extra supports were sent to each participant. These were Lycopodium 6c to alleviate physical distress in any stomach symptoms arising during detox, and Rose Quartz 6c for emotional support.  These were only required by 15% of patients.  We chose these at 6c so they would not interfere with the detox potencies.

The results of the Formula Milk study

Here are the results from 21 people on completing the study.  9 failed to respond with results.

Skin problems:  64% improved. 36% got worse. 7 no issue to start. 1 no change
Eczema: 100% improved. 0% got worse.   12 no issue to start. 1 no change.
Dandruff: 100% improved.  0% got worse.  3 no issue to start.
Diarrhoea: 91% improved.  9% got worse.  8 no issue to start.
Constipation: 100% improved.  0% got worse.  3 no issue to start. 3 no change.
Mucus with Bowel: 64% improved.  36% got worse.  8 no issue to start.
Strong Odour with bowel: 73% improved.  27% got worse.  1 no issue to start. 3 no change.
Flatulence: 65% improved.  35% got worse. 2 no change.
Stomach Cramps: 93% improved.  7% got worse. 1 no issue to start. 3 no change.
Belching: 64% improved.  36% got worse. 4 no issue to start. 1 no change.
Reflux: 69% improved.  31% got worse. 5 no issue to start.1 no change.
Acid Indigestion: 56% improved.  44% got worse. 10 no issue to start.
Stomach Bloating: 63% improved.  37% got worse. 1 no issue to start. 2 no change.
Nausea: 70% improved.  30% got worse. 9 no issue to start.
Headaches: 64% improved. 36% got worse. 4 no issue to start. 1 no change.
Burning in stomach: 73% improved.  27% got worse. 8 no issue to start.
Aggravation by dairy:  80% improved. 20% got worse. 5 no issue to start. 4 no change.
Aggravation by wheat / gluten: 88% improved.  12% got worse. 2 no issue to start. 1 no change.
Aggravation by other foods: 75% improved.  25% got worse. 5 no issue to start. 2 no change.
Aggravation by other drinks: 73% improved.  27% got worse. 8 no issue to start.
Migraines: 57% improved.  43% got worse.  11 no issue to start. 1 no change.
Stress:  64% improved.  36% got worse. 4 no issue to start. 1 no change.
Anxiety: 71% improved.  29% got worse. 2 no issue to start.
Problems concentrating: 69% improved.  31% got worse. 6 no issue to start.
Memory: 58% improved.  42% got worse. 5 no issue to start. 2 no change.
Sleeping: 79% improved.  21% got worse. 4 no issue to start. 1 no change.
Waking in the morning: 92% improved.  8% got worse. 5 no issue to start. 1 no change.
Addictions: 66% improved.  34% got worse. 12 no issue to start. 1 no change.
Energy: 76% improved.  24% got worse. 1 no issue to start. 1 no change.

The major headlines of the results

It is not surprising to see the impact on the gut in this trial. 

We believe that milk formula is a major contributor to disturbance of the gut. 

We’d also like to highlight the large positive impact on sleep, concentration and anxiety. 

These 3 issues are often the result of thyroid / adrenal / hormonal issues.  These issues are very common in children on the autism spectrum.  They are my patients who this protocol was ultimately created for.

Some quotes from the study

Where next?

If you have a child on the autism spectrum (diagnosed or not) or have a child with several of these symptoms, and this post resonates with you, book a Formula Milk Detox program with myself and Grainne Flanagan on my team

We have already begun to implement this in our practice and have our own unique support remedy combination. 

We look forward to welcoming you on board with us. Click below to book a detox program consultation for your child or to find out more information.

Please note that when we look at your child’s history, we may see a different detox is more vital to do first before the Formula Milk one. Our aim is to heal your child’s issues based on our knowledge and experience.

As a side note to patients, I know this post will provoke emotional reactions in some people. Grainne and I have no personal opinions on the use of formula milk. We did not create this trial to provoke arguments for or against the substance. Formula does not create issues for all children. This trial was created in order to help and heal those children who have been more susceptible to its effects.

As a side note for homeopaths : a combination of 3 common formula milk powders were used in making the remedy. We hope that you will use this remedy in your practices and help to heal many children all over the world with their issues. Please contact Helios UK to purchase the remedy.

Here are some more quotes from the study

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As we are the most experienced homeopathic team dealing with this type of case, we have decided to only take on clients who fit the new criteria below. If you do not fit the criteria below then homeopathy can still work for you, but we are not the right therapists for you.

1. The patient has to be committed to healing themselves and understand that they are fully responsible for their health.


That the patient doesn’t rely on us and the pills to do all the work. To understand that their lifestyle choices will speed up or impair recovery and that no medicine can be a substitute for lifestyle choices that hinder recovery. At the end of the day, we are all responsible for ourselves, and the choices we make.

2. To begin working with us the patient has to have in place or commit to having a clean sleep routine.

This means going to sleep with the lights out by 10 pm the latest and being on no devices an hour beforehand. All of our patients have adrenal fatigue and thyroid issues. When you go to bed late or are on devices late, then too much light is being emitted from phones/tablets a few inches from your eyes. That amount of bright light signals the body to make more adrenaline because it thinks it’s in the afternoon and that then creates more cortisol that prevents sleep and makes you tired in the morning. Melatonin and pineal levels are messed up too. Our patients have severely imbalanced hormones, and melatonin, the pineal gland, adrenals and the thyroid all need to be in balance to recover. If your sleep cycle is out, you don’t need pills to correct it – you just need to get a clean sleep routine and your body will get into balance in a couple of days. What you do when you are recovered is up to you – but if you want to work with us, this is a non-negotiable requirement.

3. You are not on the contraceptive pill or are on steroid inhalers.

These are synthetic hormones and are a big block to curing. When someone is on these, we can’t really get started as they are contributing to the hormones being unbalanced. We can work with you if you intend to come off the pill before your prescription starts or if you intend to come off inhalers before we start detoxing. We cannot start detoxing or bring you to a full recovery unless these 2 medicines are out of the picture. We can help with period pain, and asthma anyway in the prescriptions. If you are fully reliant on these medicines then we are not the therapists for you.

4. You have a good diet and eat vegetables.

What you eat affects your health. A lot of the imbalance in the body centres in the stomach. This doesn’t mean you have stomach pains – but your microbiome is key to healing. We are looking for patients who eat some vegetables and fruits. We cannot work with patients who just eat processed food and no fruits and vegetables at all. We can work with patients who have a limited diet but are committed to eating a wider variety of healthy foods. If you don’t meet this criteria it will take too long to help you fully recover and we will only get halfway.

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Some patients want to stay on medication while asking us to fully heal them. All medicines come with side effects, which we can’t heal while the patient is on them, therefore we are being asked to do an impossible task. Of course, we see many patients on meds and they end up reducing their dosage and not needing them. They actively don’t want to be on them. If you are happy with any medicines and want to stay on them, then we are not the therapists for you. We are interested in working with people who want to be fully and holistically well, and only then can we work to the best of our ability.


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