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It’s supposed to turn very cold this week. Winter is coming. Time to layer up and keep warm. My husband reckons the cold months are ‘cosy’. He’s from Sweden and whilst its freezing there, I’d argue that it’s not a damp cold like here. He’d argue i’m just better at talking about the weather 🙂

Anyhow, this is usually when the change of weather cold & ‘flu symptoms kick in. If you are affected, flooding your system with Vitamin C, resting when (and if) you can and drinking plenty of fluids can all help your body to restore its energy.

Taking one of the following homeopathic remedies every 3 hours during a bad cold may help your symptoms:

Gelsemium

Gelsemium

Gelsemium 30C for when you have no thirst, your body feels very heavy, your head aches and you feel very weak and you’re trembling.

Rhus Tox 30C for if you got sick after getting rained on and you have a fever; your muscles feel stiff and achy but you want to move and shift around constantly.

Bryonia 30C for if you are really thirsty, feel very irritable and just want to be left alone and all your symptoms are worse when you move even slightly.

Aconite 30C for if your cold came on quickly after being out in a bracing cold wind.

If symptoms persist, seek professional advice.

Naomi x

Sol‘Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun’, wrote Noël Coward, and boy is it hotting up this week. Whether home or abroad, always take care to protect skin from the suns rays. Cover up or use a high factor sunscreen when the sun is at its strongest, find shade and drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

Ach, you know all this; here’s my homeopathic tip if all that sun care gets forgotten…

SunburnOver-exposure causing skin to become red, tender and blistered.

Cantharis 30C taken after a day of over-exposure may help to reduce the chances of burning. If sunburn is severe take three times a day for 2 days.

Sol 6C is more for those who burn easily and are sun-sensitive, i.e. they get headaches from too much sun. If sunburnt, try three doses daily for 3 days.

Belladonna

Belladonna

Belladonna 30C may help those where the skin feels hot, burnt and may throb. The sunburn may accompany signs of sunstroke, e.g. nausea, vomiting, weakness, delirium and a throbbing headache.

Aloe Vera gel used directly on the skin may help to relieve pain of sunburn.

N.B. If you suspect someone has sunstroke give re-hydration solution in water or a salty drink like Bovril to counteract the loss of fluids and get them to lie down. If symptoms persist seek advice from a health or medical practitioner.    

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