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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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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 this year the UK population is staggering underneath unusually hot summer sunshine. 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…

Sunburn: Over-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.    

Hi, no it’s not special is it? It’s just plain annoying. For those living in big cities, are you finding you’re developing hay fever symptoms despite never having experienced them before? This can be a over-response of the immune system to foreign matter and general toxicity which is worse in summer. I’m also finding that more of you are turning to alternative treatments when antihistimines cause drowsiness or are ineffective in regular doses. Constitutional homeopathic treatment aims to balance your immune system and is best started before high pollen season.

Euphrasia officinalis

Euphrasia officinalis

For now, Euphrasia Tincture may help your eyes with the burning/stinging sensation. Put 2-3 drops in a wine glass of clean water and soak them in the solution. The following homeopathic remedies may help to ease hay fever symptoms affecting both eyes and noses and should be taken 3 times daily for 14 days.

Allium cepa 6c where eyes are itching, watery and there’s lots of sneezing.*

Natrum Muriaticum 6c where the nose is running constantly (like you want to stick tissues up it) but the eyes are dry and gritty.

Allium Cepa

Allium Cepa

Allium cepa is a remedy made from onions. One of the best examples of homeopathic principle that a substance which causes symptoms in a well person can cure those who are suffering from such symptoms.

 

Caulophyllum

Caulophyllum

Are you about to pop? Are your sides fit to bursting? I’m sure even our demure Duchess Kate is feeling the highs & lows of burgeoning motherhood in final trimester. Pregnancy can be a particularly emotional time as you think about your hopes and fears for everything, for this new person soon to be in your life forever to the birth itself. Gentle exercise like stretching & yoga, deep breathing and swimming can help tone and prepare your body for labour. Raspberry leaf tea is anecdotally believed to help labour and milk production, one cup daily can be drunk from the 7th month onwards.

Any or all of the following low potency homeopathic remedies may help your body in its physical change.

Caulophyllum 12C to strengthen the uterus and help ensure cervix dilation, take daily from the 8th month.

Mag-Phos 6C for heartburn & reflux, take morning and evening in the 6th/7th month, stopping once you feel improvement.

Nat-Mur 6C comes from sodium chloride and may stabilize fluid & salt balance, helping prevent swollen ankles. Take during the 7th/8th month, again stopping once you feel improvement.

Spring seems to have finally sprung! For some, especially younger folk, this will mean EXAM TIME soon and the change of seasons will mostly be viewed through your study room window! Phosphorus is essential for healthy brain function; a diet high in foods like raisins, apples and fish, which are rich in phosphorus, can help up your brain’s performance. Good rest is absolutely essential, make sure to relax & wind-down your brain at least an hour before bedtime.

One of these homeopathic remedies can be taken on the morning of your exam/presentation/job interview/performance etc.

Arg Nit 30C can help if you’re feeling anxious about an upcoming exam and your mind and emotions are a bit all over the place, especially where the anxiety is worse in the morning but you feel better having rituals e.g. writing with a particular pen or wearing lucky pants.

Lycopodium

Lycopodium

Lycopodium 30C can help if you’re feeling very low in confidence or self-esteem, especially if this is causing tummy bloating or gas and is worse in the afternoon.

NB. If any anxiety becomes unbearable please let someone you trust know, don’t keep it to yourself. 

Joy to all mothers out there as we celebrate you this Sunday! There may be a few of you who are feeling the odd twinge in your joints, especially when March is cold and damp. Arthritis (inflammation of the joints) and rheumatism (inflammation of tissue or fibrous surrounding the joints) affect many older women. Bathing with two handfuls of Epsom salts thrown in can help draw out toxins through the skin and make a great Mothering Sunday gift. Food-wise, try to limit the acidity in your diet. Tomato juice mixed with a teaspoon of yeast, lecithin and wheat-germ drank 1 hour before a meal can also help restore the acid/alkali balance.

One of these homeopathic remedies can be taken twice daily for three days, then repeat again after a couple of weeks:

Rhus Toxicodendron

Rhus Toxicodendron

Rhus Tox 30C can help with stiffness and swelling especially when pains are worse with initial movement after resting, better for continual movement and worse in damp weather.

Bryonia 30C can be good when there is pain with any movement but especially if that pain improves if pressure is applied to the area.

Bryonia

Bryonia

Nux Vomica

Nux Vomica

Happy New Year! Feeling the effects of the festive merriment? Many opt for a January Detox and resolve to lay off the booze and fats/sugars for a while. Whatever your resolutions, this homeopathic tip works for all. It’s the 8X8 liver booster. Take Nux Vomica 30C at 8am and Sulphur 30C at 8pm

Sulphur

Sulphur

Do that for 5 days and by the end you’ll be feeling more energetic and less sluggish. Simple! 2013, Bring It On!
(Homeopathic remedies can be found in most health food stores and chemists).

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