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Homeopathy for Easier Business Travel

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Business travel can bring with it a host of stressors, both physical and emotional.  Homeopathy can be of great support.   The following tips will help you gather remedies to help you thrive rather than survive [or buy a customized kit].  A constitutional remedy also should help you with these and most other ailments listed here.

Boost Your Immune System:

The simplest recommendations here are to…
–stay hydrated by drinking clean water and using either a saline nasal spray or personal humidifier [or both], especially in dry climates or smoky places;
–consume plenty of Vitamin C;
–and get as much rest as possible.  [Use these tips to help you rest your mind so you can sleep, and see the next section when even these don’t help.]

Sleep Better:

Unfamiliar surroundings, extended schedules, and the stress of travel can disrupt sleep.  Look to these homeopathic remedies when sleep still evades …
–homesickness alone can cause problems with sleep and your enjoyment of your trip, so if you’re prone to that, consider packing Phosphoric Acid 30c [also remember it for other ailments due to emotional trauma or stress]
–being overtired can make it more difficult to fall asleep, and that’s a time to try some simple options like lavender or grounding, but if those don’t tend to help, taking the combination homeopathic product CalmsForte typically helps, or single out an ingredient or two from their formula
–if fretting or an active mind is keeping you awake, and the other tips do not help, consider a magnesium supplement [but go easy if you get a conventional magnesium because it can also cause swift movement of the bowels!], NerveTonic [which also can come in handy for general mental clarity issues due to nerves], or Argentum Nitricum 30c for trouble due to anxious thoughts.

Ward Off Sickness:

If you’re shaking a lot of hands, in large crowds, spending a lot of time in public spaces and the like, especially during flu season, you might take some extra precautions such as these …
–to keep the flu at bay, take a few granules of Oscillococcinum before and after the trip or even daily during the trip if need be;
–take 2 VitaBiotic with a glass of Emergen-C at least daily but unto 3 times a day;
–wash your hands often and use a personal hand sanitizer such as this natural one by CleanWell [or by mixing 50% vinegar with 50% clean water in your own spritzer]!

Boost Your Capacity:

When you need to be “on” longer than usual and more fully than usual, it can be taxing, especially without the comforts of home to rejuvenate you at night.  These remedies can help set you up for success …
–a combination of the 12 Tissue Salts, also known as BioPlasma, can be incredibly beneficial to boosting your overall energy level, helping you recover from or maintain intense mental or physical activity;
–if you are terrified of public speaking, flying, or any of the other aspects of your trip, Aconite can be of help.  I like 12c and link to that but if you are picking it up at the store, you could get 6c and take it as needed
-skip jet lag and make the most of your trip with Helios’ Jet Lag remedy combination–try 12c or 30c every 2-4 waking hours, starting at take-off and ending at landing
–avoid anxiety at meetings and presentations with a few drops of Rescue Remedy in your water for mild stress, and Argentum Nitricum when just thinking about the event is enough to make your system nervous

Recover Faster:

The nature of business travel is such that some excesses may be unavoidable and some may be avoidable but indulged.  Homeopathy can help you recover and get back to work [or home!] in the best possible shape…
–a hoarse voice calls for Hepar Sulphur, available at most health food stores
–fatigue from standing [or dancing!] all day can be alleviated with Arnica 6c, available at most health food stores
–overindulgence in food or drink or even work can be helped with Nux Vomica, also available at most health food stores
–dehydration despite your best efforts, and the resulting fatigue, can benefit from a dose of China, also available at most health food stores
–from stomach upset due to unfamiliar food to food poisoning, Arsenicum is a good choice to have on-hand

To your health!

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Busy Brain Preventing Sleep?

It can be incredibly frustrating when the body is tired but thoughts and worries flood your system.  Here are a few tricks to prevent and handle that so you can enjoy a full and splendid night of sleep:

Skip It:   Stimulants such as television, reading, alcohol, sugar can feel wonderful and relaxing in the evening, but they can rev you up too.  Try giving yourself some debriefing time before bed if you’ve watched or read something intense.  Keep your drinks small and of high quality, and have them early enough that you can detox them before bed.

Healthy habits are the ideal, and I am not a supporter of using homeopathy to correct for consistently unhealthy choices.  That said, for the occasional circumstance where you’ve indulged and still need a good night’s sleep, homeopathic Nux Vomica 30c is likely to help.

Scoop It:  If your mind is busy with thoughts or your heart is a-flutter with worries that are trivial or extraneous or in other ways unnecessary, ask your angels to help you scoop or scrape them away from you energetically so that you can relax into a good night’s sleep.  Imagine all of those thoughts and feelings being removed from your system.  You can imagine them being swept, scooped, or scraped away.  Aaah.  I taught my kids how to do this, too, when they have trouble falling asleep due to games and stories running through their minds at bedtime.

Save It:  When lists are circling in your mind like a spinning top, and these are items to which you do want to attend, try imagining gathering up each item, rolling it into a ball, and tossing it into a time when you can take care of it.  You can ask your angels to help you remember it at that time, too.  Works like a charm for me.

Soothe It:  A drop of lavender essential oil on the crown of your head before bed can soothe your whole system.

Drain It:  One of my absolute favorites at bedtime, and I try to do it for the whole family every night before bed, is the Brazilian Toe Massage.  It pulls all the energy down through the meridians [i.e., out of your head!] and is fantastically grounding.   If I forget to do it at night, no doubt my youngest will have a restless sleep and I’ll remember to do it in the middle of the night!

How do I do it for my whole family?  Energetically.  I hold my fingers as though I am doing it for my youngest and ask our angels to please simultaneously do it for the whole family and to finish it for me if I fall asleep in the middle [it is so deeply relaxing, that can and does happen].  I often do it while I say our evening prayers because I’m a hopeless multi-tasker.

Pray for It:  Praying for an excellent, refreshing night of sleep for the whole family can do wonders, not just for falling asleep but for getting the most out of your time in bed.  I recommend praying out loud with the other members of your family [so during nightly prayers with each child, for instance].

Take a Chill Pill:  I try to use homeopathy as little as possible for acute situations because it is far better to maintain healthy habits.  However, before I knew all of the above tricks, I used Hyland’s Nerve Tonic to calm my thoughts and bring on sleep.

Good night and sweet dreams!

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Therapeutic Gemstone Sale FYI

I really like the gemstones [and gemstone information] at Gemisphere, and they are having a 40% off sale for the holidays!  So I’m just passing along their link ….

Prices shown do not reflect the discount–it is applied after checkout.  Enjoy!

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Buttermilk Your Way

It’s nice to get what you want–and easily–when by all appearances you cannot, isn’t it?

Here’s one of mine …. I prefer non-homogenized, glass-bottled, low-heat pasteurized, single-herd, Jersey milk.  That’s a lot of prefers, and I’m blessed to have easy access to that where I live.  However, the farm does not make buttermilk, which we do use.

So here’s what I do to get it:

I buy a good buttermilk [I can get Bavarian-style, which we also prefer, from a decent local farm],
use most of it then pour off the last 1/4 – 1/2 cup of buttermilk into a jar
and fill with my milk of choice.
I cover it with a piece of fabric and leave it on the counter, usually overnight [sometimes longer].
The next day, I have a fresh quart of better buttermilk [cream on top and everything!]!

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Enjoy!

 

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Enterovirus 68 and Ebola

Just a quick post with a couple of suggestions for remedies again:

For Enterovirus 68, if your child has asthma or respiratory issues and you want to be well-prepared incase it gets more serious.  Consider Blatta Orientalis in 6c and perhaps some higher potencies as well.  This remedy should be given in water and only as needed.  [If you read the preceding link, you’ll get the surprising story of how this was discovered to be a remedy for asthma!]  It is indicated for asthma, bronchitis, and respiratory problems due to great mucous; there’s also a tendency to aggravate in damp weather.  [This is the remedy that I intuit as the most likely most beneficial remedy for EV-68 in its most troublesome form, so I did order extra of this recently if you are a client of mine and would like me to send you a dose.]

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In EV-68’s milder form, the typical flu remedies would be under consideration.  For aches down to the bones or serious aches with malaise, consider Eupatorium Perfoliatum in potencies unto 1M.

For Ebola, the remedy circulating in the homeopathy world is Crotalus Horridus.  A study was done some time ago that came up with Crotalus Horridus, though I haven’t read any case studies regarding Ebola.  If I were buying for my family, I’d buy 6c and perhaps use it prophylactically in water if I knew we’d been exposed, and I’d by 1M if I’d missed the chance to prevent it.

 

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I hope this is of help!

 

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Get Ready for Flu Season!

I’ve written before about boosting your immune function and staving off the typical Winter illnesses.

Here’s my quick run-down on the extra measures I’m taking this year to try to keep our family healthy while germs abound:

Homeopathy:  I do keep some cell salts around during the cooler seasons, and we do try to get in the habit of taking them.  I use the bone-builders mostly [silica, mag phis, calc flour, calc phos].  Also, Ferrum Phosphoricum is a well-known remedy for warding off a cold that’s just beginning.  If you have a kid that is prone to ear infections [and you’ve already got them on probiotics, I hope, and maybe been to a craniosacral therapist?], you might wanna keep Ferrum Phosphoricum and Kali Muriaticum 6x in the daily routine during these months.

I’m keeping Oscillococcinum on-hand–I even keep it in my purse kit [and my husband’s work kit].  When someone feels really tired and super achy–that kind of flu–I give a dose to that person, and then everyone else in the family gets a small prophylactic dose.  I tend to put a dose of Oscillo into a water bottle [4-8 oz. of purified water] then, and give a dose every 2 hours only to the person with the flu already underway, and only the first day.  The next day, the symptoms guide the dosing.  [Miranda Castro’s flu chart is handy too, and she does also recommend Oscillo to stop a flu before it gets too far under way.]

Throat Spray:  You already know we keep a propolis-echinacea throat spray around, and that’s one of our first treatments when a sore throat commences.  Remember that that dry throat–drinking doesn’t even do the trick–is the beginning of something.  I’d spray then too.

Supplements:  We include vitamin C [Emergen-c for when we are actively fighting something and Acerola C from LifeForce–make it into a paste first then it’ll dissolve nicely–as a daily whole foods supplement].  I am taking a probiotic, too, though probiotic foods are cheaper and better.  And VitaBiotic has been good for the adults; in the past we’ve only used it when we feel something coming on, but this year I might try it as a weekday supplement.  I buy a lot of my supplements from Vitacost.com.  The oscillococcinum too.  We have just started an aloe supplement that we like so far, too.

This is what my shopping cart would look like, with a total of $109.22.  The aloe is $19.95 and sold on its own site.

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To your health and vibrance!

 

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That stuff that’s going around …

There’s a bug headed around the Northwest that can bring a really painful sore throat followed by congestion of varying degrees.  Here are the remedies I’ve seen helpful for that:

If you get the awful sore throat, it’s Lachesis in 30c or 200c.

If congestion with a sensation of blocked ears follows, Kali Iodatum 30c should help.

If you end up with chest or back-of-neck pain during congestion instead, Arsenicum Iodatum 200c worked wonders.

The other thing that is going around is the kind of thing we often find at this time of year, when days can get warm in the sun but evenings are cool, as is the shade or breeze.  So be careful to carry an extra layer with you!  And if you do catch a little something after catching a chill or exposure to cold, dry wind, try some Aconite 30c.  If you then go on to get mucousy, Hepar Sulph can help.

With the intense fears circulating due to current events, Aconite also can be helpful.  If you get locked in a state of fright or shock, Aconite can help make you functional again.  If you don’t take Aconite then and then go on to sprout a sore throat or cold, think of Aconite then!

 

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21 Days of Fantastic: Day 18, Freshen

I am a big fan of fresh air.  Are you?

Don’t let cooler weather deter you from bringing fresh air into your life!

I open the windows just a crack in our bedrooms in the Winter.  This allows fresh air to consistently freshen the air in the rooms where we spend the most time and freshen the sheets [I leave them open to the air] while reducing the damage from Winter precipitation and also keeping little ones safe [experts recommend that windows can be opened no more than 4″ when little ones are in the house].

By golly, even the animals enjoy that little bit of fresh air.  You’ll see them nosing around those window cracks in Winter for sure!

Even a walk or talk outside is good for the lungs most of the time [check with your doctor!].  It’s fascinating to see in homeopathy the number of colds, coughs, and flus where the person is better in “open air.”  Then there are headaches, stomach pains, even photophobia!  A quick search of all the rubrics describing symptoms that are ameliorated by open air yielded 536 rubrics!

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A sample of rubrics where the open air ameliorates.

Freshen the air, freshen your life.

Freshen the air that you breathe,

Freshen the life that you lead.

Freshen the words that you speak,

Freshen with light not heat.

Freshen it all and you will see

The life you lead is sweeter than sweet.

 

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21 Days of Fantastic: Day 6, Stretch

I have found that a little bit of stretching is beneficial to body, mind, and spirit.

Stretch Your Body:  Stretching before we get out of bed is actually good for us!  Before I get out of bed, I spend a moment to bring God into my heart.  I like to follow that up with a Sun Salutation.  [Here’s one that is longer than the one I learned.]

At the end of the Salutation, I say a prayer asking that God light my path and help me to serve Him in all that I do and all that I say.

It is helpful to stretch throughout the day, as well.  The Mindful Moon app sometimes includes that suggestion, or you could add it to your list of beneficial alternatives to anything you are doing that is unhelpful to you.

Stretch Your Mind:  Constantly learning stretches the mind.  For me, it’s more than just factual knowledge.  Stretching the mind can be about stretching the heart.  Keep an open mind, keep an open heart, and that helps me to stay free of judgment.

Stretch Your Spirit:  Some years ago, I got stuck in a place where I felt I couldn’t take my kids to the playground by myself safely.  After reading a synopsis of Cheryl Strayed’s book, Wild, I took a concept from it…Just put one foot in front of the other.  It’s a bit like staying in the moment.

Just stretch your comfort zone a little tiny bit.

So I figured out two small playgrounds that were enclosed and where I could park nearby–that way I could keep a good eye on my young toddler and his shenanigans with his much older [but helpfully safety-minded] older brother while helping his older sister move her body.  With the car right there, I had a safety net nearby.  I decided we’d stay for only 45 minutes so that I wouldn’t max-out [in body, mind, or spirit].  It was incredibly liberating for all of us.

 

Before I sign-off, remember to be safe — even stretching sometimes needs medical clearance, so check with your doctor first.  And make sure you stretch your spirit safely too!

 

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Gifts of the Hive

MickelberryGardensI have long enjoyed the benefits of raw honey, propolis, and other gifts provided by bees.

Though I’ve benefited from Herb Pharm’s throat spray, I recently tried a new one because I hoped it had a sweeter taste my kids would find more palatable.  I’m impressed!

I also am impressed by the maker’s smooth lip balm and their salve.  So I am passing their info on to y’all!

Mickelberry Gardens is the name, and they specialize in products made using gifts of the hive.

The run-down of the few products we have tried, all of which have impressed us:

The throat spray was quite palatable and very effective–spray it on your throat at the very first sign that you are getting sick.  A raw throat, a dry throat, an early sore throat.

The salve has been very beneficial to my husband’s cracking heels–soothes the pain.  I wish he’d use it more and actually heal the heel!  He also tried it soon after an insect bite and found relief.  I used it a day or two later and did not experience relief.

The lip balm is smooth and soft.  It feels like it truly soaks in and moisturizes.  As a moisture barrier, it does not last a super long time–I’d use Weleda for that.  But when I have a choice, I always reach for the Mickelberry Gardens lip balm.