In case you didn't know Homeopathy does not treat everyone with a cold with the same remedy. Homeopathy treats someone with a cold based on the symptoms they have. Homeopathy is a safer and more natural way to treat a cold without compromising the body's natural immune system like pharmaceutical and over the counter drugs do. Once you choose the right remedy Homeopathy can work wonders for your cold.
Aconite: Very sudden onset of cold after exposure to dry, cold wind. Sneezing is frequent, burning throat, thirst and restlessness at night. High temperature
Antimonium Tartaricum: Can hear rattling of mucus in the chest, difficulty spitting up mucus. Weakness, drowsy, pale face. Gasp for air/breathe feels worse lying down in the evening.
Arsenicum: Burning pains relieved by heat. Discharge from nose burning upper lip. Cold goes to the chest, dry cough, pale and doughy tongue. Better indoors even though nose stuffed. Worse at night
Belladonna: Sudden onset of cold/fever. Flushed face, skin is hot & dry. Restlessness, sensitivity to light. REDDNESS (throat & face) strawberry tongue. Craves sour drinks. Good for Children who have fever that are delirious.
Bryonia: Wants to be left alone, lying still, thirst for cold drinks movement is hard even moving eyes. Cold goes to chest and is hard & dry with chest pain. Bursting headaches, dryness in mouth /lips. Water discharge and stuffy nose.
Dulcamara: Cold comes on with weather changes (I.e. from wet, damp, cold basement) profuse water discharge from eyes and nose. Nose runs more in warm room than cold room.
Euphrasia: Profuse watery discharge from eyes and sore eyes worse at night when lying. Cough is worse in the day and better at night.
Ferrum Phosphoricum: Beginning of a cold accompanied by fever. Also good for nose bleeds. Early stage of infection or inflammation Keep at home.
Gelsemium: Warm, moist weather often brings on the slow onset of this cold. Patient feels sluggish, chilly, dull headaches. Heavy feeling in the eyes and limbs. No thirst, sneezing and watery discharge that irritates the nose. Wants to be alone.
Hepar Sulphuris: Colds develop in cold, dry weather, stickling sensation of the throat. Sensitive to drafts. Cold spreads from nose to ears. Chilly & sweaty -sour smelling perspiration. Cough sounds rattling. Yellow thick mucus cough, pain in ear when swallowing.
Mercurius: Lots of sneezing, raw nostrils, thick yellow, green discharge. Sore throat that is hard to swallow. Can have bad smell. Watery discharge that can irritate nose & upper lip. Can also be used for Conjunctivitis (pink eye).
Naturm Muriaticum: Begins with sneezing & nasal discharge that is watery or egg whites. Can’t smell or taste anything. Bursting headaches & fever blister, annoyed by sympathy
Nux Vomica: (colubrina) during early stages of cold. Sneezing spells. Nose running in day stop at night. Throat is sore and person is irritable and may be mean. Chilly at slightest movement, painful cough. * Great as hangover cure
Pulsatilla: Thick creamy yellow green discharge, crave open air, very clingy, weepy, chapped lips, fever, no thirst. Wants attention and sympathy.
Kalibichromium: Sticky, stringy, ropey long nasal discharge. Cough has brassy & hacking sound that comes from a tickle from the base of the throat. Long strings of tough, ropey mucus that may be yellowish.
Allium Cepa: Sneezing accompanied by running eye & nose, upper lip & nose sore, coughing hurts larynx feel better with open air
*Please note that these are acute remedies for colds. It is my advice that you see a Classical Homeopathic practitioner to determine your constitutional remedy.
The dosage used for Acute First Aid is 30ch. Give one dose of the remedy, if you see improvements do not give the dose again. If you do not see any improvements give another dose after 2 hours? If after 3 doses there is no improvement you may have wrong remedy. Homepathy remedies are safe for children and pregnant women.
Aconite: Used for Shock, fright, fear. Can be used immediately after surgery or any traumatic event (Dentist, Flying) -On a Mental/Emotional Level
Apismellifica:Use for Bites where there is swelling, redness and inflammation. (Hives, allergic hives from foods)
Arnica:(Mountain Daisy) Helps reduce shock, swelling and reduces pain. and bruising. Great before and after surgery (Labour pains before and after 30c every 3-4 hrs.)
Calendula: Use the cream topically. Do not to use on an open wound, rather use pellet (oral) form when you have an open cut .
Cantharis: Great for 2nd/3rd degree burns. Blisters & pain.
Hypericum: (St. Johns Wort) Nerve injury; fingers, toes, spine & tooth nerve pain. I.e. slammed door on finger, sciatica nerve, and pinched nerve.
Arsenicum: Food poisoning, diarrhea, chills, anxious & restlessness. Gastric flu
Ledum: (Marsh Tea) Black eye, puncture wounds (step on nail, needle or other sharp object) bites of any kind, main remedy for simple stings, bites. Area needs to feel cold.
Rhus Tox: (Poison Ivy) most common for sprains & strains worse with initial movement but better with more motion. Good for arthritis, Poison Ivy poisoning.
Ruta (Rue):Injuries to tendons, marked stiffness, carpel tunnel, tennis elbow. Joint cartilage injury. Use for bruises that cause hard nodule under the skin (Dose 30ch, then 3 days later)
Urticurens: 1st degree burns. Unbroken skin, unblistered. Great for sun exposure, stings, and bites. I.e. Scald with hot or boiling water
Silicea: Pus, splinters, abscesses. Removes infection & foreign bodies. Do not use while pregnant or have a pace maker. Prevents or cures infection at wound site.
Phosphorus: Haemorrhages, nose bleeds, bleeding gums profuse bleeding after surgery. Slight wounds bleed easily & easy bruising.
*Homeopathy is safe for everyone to use. If your condition is serious please go to emergency or call your Doctor.
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy has been around for more than 200 years and there are over 5000 remedies. It uses various plants, minerals, and even animal sources as remedies in very small doses to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal. Homeopathy treats symptoms holistically meaning they focus on whole body to improve ones health (body & mind). Everyone of all ages can benefit from using homeopathy it is also safe for pregnant women, infants and even pets.
Homeopathy is used worldwide to treat Acute and Chronic health conditions. Homeopathy is also used to treat your constitution (personality type) to achieve overall health on all systems of the body mental, emotional and physical. In order to treat your constitution the homeopathic practitioner must conduct a thorough analysis of the patient. This includes learning about the patients dreams, fears, anxieties, temperment, whether they are generally happy, moody or sad etc. and much more. When Homeopaths treat your constitution only one remedy is given to heal all systems of the body this is also known as classic homeopathy.
Homeopathy has worked effectively in treating the following:
cold & flu's
sprains & broken bones
genetic/ psychological disorders
and much more...
1. Make sure to eat a high protein breakfast
2. If you over indulge one day make sure to get back on track the next day.
3. Get rid of temptation, don't keep sweets around the house.
4. Dont ditch the gym just because you are on holidays. Exercisng makes you happier and will make you feel better about eating that extra serving of dessert.
5. If you are drinking alcohol, switch the sugary sweet stuff for wine which has less calories.
6. Plan ahead, if you know you are going to overindulge at dinner make sure your breakfast and lunch is light .
7. Eat your veggies first, so you have less room for the bad stuff.
This is the prefect natural remedy to help soothe achy muscles from a cold or flu or just to enjoy a warming cup of tea during the cold winter months.
- Honey & or Lemon
Shave the skin from a fresh piece of ginger
Cut off about 2 inches, then slice it up
Boil 2 cups of water and add the ginger
Let simmer for about 20 minutes
Pour into mug and serve
* Add a tsp of honey to sweeten and lemon juice to add extra vitamin C
Ginger health benefits
1. Helps soothes digestive stomach upsets (nausea, vomiting even during pregnancy)
2. Helps with aching muscles and bones (osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis)
3. Studies have found ginger to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer & ovarian cancer
4. Boost immune system helping you to fight off contagious colds or flu
When I tell people that I buy most of my groceries organic their immediate response is that organic groceries are much more expensive that the non organic products. I will completely agree with that, most organic products are a bit more pricer but I don't believe you can put a price on the benefits, and as I always say, I am worth the couple extra dollars.
Here is why I choose to buy organic and what I try to avoid exposing myself and my family to.
I buy organic to avoid pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms. These are all toxins
which are harmful to our health. Every disease comes from toxin exposure. The more exposure to toxins, whether from food, environment, or even the cosmetic products we use, the harder the body has to work to detoxify and rid these substances from the body. When toxins builds up in our body, we get sick. So it is important to enhance our body's ability to detoxify as well as get rid of the waste. Minimizing our exposure to toxins is imperative for excellent health.
Learn more about GMO health effects here
What is GMO?
GMO are Genetically Modified Organisms that are created by taking DNA from
animals, insects, bacteria or plants and combining them together to create a species of animals or plants which is not natural.The health and environmental risks are not known.
Canada, Argentina, Brazil and China, United States have jumped on the GMO bandwagon, although GMO is banned in Europe and Japan.What foods contain GMOs?
In Canada alone GMOs are found in about 70 percent of all processed foods. The most common ingredients are corn, soy, canola, rapseed, sugar beets, aspartame, papayas, farm raised salmo, dairy and cotton.How to avoid GMOs?
The US and Canadian governments do not allow manufacturers to label something
100% organic if that food has been genetically modified or been fed genetically
modified feed. *Be sure the labels say 100% organic anything that just says organic can have up to 30% GMO ingredients.
Buy 100% organic products
Avoid any processed or prepackaged foods
Look for the NON GMO logo on products
Read nutrition labels carefully for hidden GMO ingredients such as Corn syrup, Corn flour, Malt syrup, Glutamic acid, Glycerol, Tofu, Tempeh etc.What are the side effects of GMOs?
Increase food allergies
Harmful against other animals and the environment
Informative websites to help you avoid GMOhttp://responsibletechnology.org/media/docs/IRT_sg.pdf
In order for our bodies to remain healthy we need to consume a diet that is full of alkaline based foods. Even though we need a healthy balance our society tends to be more on the acidic side resulting in over acidification in their body known as "acidosis". Since the Standard North American diet consist of mainly acidic foods such as continental breakfast, cooked grains, muffins, cokes and meats our body is constantly trying to neutrilize our ph levels to obtain a healthy balance.
Signs of acidosis:
Joint pain & arthritis
Low energy, Chronic Fatigue
Frequent colds, infections & headachesOther external factors that increase acidity in the body are:
Over training/not exercising
High sugar diet
High protein diet
The recommended balance to obtain a healthy internal Ph level is about 80%
alkaline and no more than 20% acidic. A mainly alkaline diet and lots of fresh
clean water is the perfect way to restore health and lose weight
naturally.Benefits of alkaline diet:
Select this link to view a printable PH balance food list visit Nutrition At Hand home page
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Knowing all the ingredients you are consuming on a daily basis is key in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Reading ingredients on packages can truely make a difference in your health and fitness goals.
Learn what to avoid and what the nutrition label really means. Click here to see a breakdown of what to look for on the box before you buy.
Take great care of your gums and teeth by rinsing your mouth (don't swollow) with hydrogen peroxide. The name is so intimidating and right away the words "poison" goes through my mind but actually it has been used for many years and is safe.
Hydrogen peroxide (3%) helps with the following:
Fights bacteria in the mouth (bad breath)
Disinfects tooth brushes (soak them)
Whitens teeth naturally
Detergent for fruits and veggies
Disinfectant for cuts and small wounds
The first time I used hydrogen peroxide to rinse my mouth I kept it in for 1 minute (you may feel foaming that is the bacteria being killed) then I rinse with water and brushed my teeth. What I found right away was my teeth felt like they just have been cleaned from the dentist. I will be using this daily to see more results!
Read more about hydrogen peroxide below.http://aboutdentalhealth.net/oral-hygiene/hydrogen-peroxide-mouthwash.html