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When, Why, & How to REPLENISH

Use Replenish to refresh, regain, rejuvenate.

Oh how I adore this remedy combination! It’s subtle and yet it can really lift our vitality to where it feels like we’ve moved through a portal to a new state of readiness.

Sometimes, it resolves the issue, sometimes it supports the resolution. No matter what, it’s almost always of use. So let’s break it down so you know just how to use it to maximize your life!

When, why, and how do I use Replenish?

Whenever you are asking a lot of your body, add Replenish to your regimen.

  • Recuperating. You’ve been through exams, a competition, the flu and you’re wiped, zonked, cooked.
    • How often? Add this to your water bottle for a couple of days.
  • Stamina. Prevent the need to recuperate! If you know you’re headed into exams, a competition, or travel and you want to make sure that you do not end up wiped, zonked, cooked, add this to your water bottle while you’re engaged in the taxing activity.
    • How often? If you are using it daily, you can do that for 2 weeks maximum before you should take a break for a few days and restart.
  • Training. Athletes like using Replenish to maintain even stamina [as an alternative to ‘energy’ drinks and bars] during training.
    • How often? You can add this to your water bottle once or twice a week for that added support. If you are in intense training preceding a season or competition, you can add it to your water bottle daily for upto 2 weeks.

Can I take it as pills?

Yes, you can take the pills straight–one capful is a dose.

So then why do I constantly suggest you add it to your water? Because when you need it, you typically need that subtle, frequent dosing that water dosing supplies.

How do I add it to my water bottle?

It’s as simple as adding a single capful to a water bottle. With this remedy and its purpose, one capful will be sufficient for upto a quart/liter of drinking water.

What’s in it?

Replenish is a combination of remedies originated as cell salts.

We use cell salts to nourish the cells, rehabilitate, restore, rejuvenate, re-…lots. When there is an imbalance, not enough of this or too much of that, cell salts can restore balance. We use the individual remedies for a wide range of issues, such as inflammation, mucus issues, cramps, elasticity [too much or too little], acidity, teeth/hair/nails/bones, insomnia.

In this combination, however, they serve to simply support the underlying restoration your body is craving.

When should I not use it?

I cannot think of a time when it would not be supportive in an acute situation [acute meaning temporary]. The primary restrictions are [1] frequency of use and [2] if you have a chronic issue, you should check with your homeopath and healthcare provider.

How do I get it?

It is in your G4 Kit!

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  • The information on this site is posted for educational purposes only, and not intended to constitute medical advice. As with any important medical matter, you are advised to consult an experienced health care provider concerning your specific health concerns.
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1 Step to Prevent the Flu, Stop It, or Resolve It

I was pregnant with my third child when the first round of H1N1 hit the U.S. in the Spring of 2009. I laid in bed for 5 days [that is unheard of for me!] with a fever. I had all of the symptoms and I cannot say it was fun! I basically drank 7-up [also a big No for me] to stay alive. Finally, at Day 5, I tried some homeopathic remedies from my Helios kit–to no avail. Then, on Day 6, I decided to try Anas Barbariae.

Voila! It was like the clouds parted! I still recall leaving the house for the first time to watch my son’s horseback riding lesson and being in complete awe of how good it felt to not be so sick! I put a dose of it into an 8-ounce water bottle and sipped it for several days. A few sips [each sip is a dose] on the first day, then 2 sips, then 1 sip daily, until I was free of the flu symptoms.

Since then, I have kept that remedy in my purse, backpack, car, teenager’s room, bathrooms, jacket pockets.  It’s everywhere because, you’ve heard me say this before … the sooner we get started on healing, the easier / better / faster it will be. 

Some people even use Anas Barbariae preventively during flu season, taking it on a regular basis as a little immune refresher course.  

 It’s so versatile, I decided to include the remedy in my G4 Kit.  It’s the one marked Flu.

When do I take it?

My general preference is that it is taken only as needed, but ideally it is taken ASAP after exposure or after onset of symptoms. Onset of symptoms means that first sore or scratchy throat not relieved by water, that feeling that you’re more tired than you should be, congestion that seemed to come out of nowhere.

The other time to use it is after exposure to illness–i.e., when you’ve been around someone who is sick. You sat next to someone who was sick on an airplane or train. You are at a competition or conference with people who are sick. Someone in your abode falls ill. Sometimes, a single dose will do it. But, if it is important that a person stay well, I might recommend a dose for each day the person is exposed to a contagion.

How do I take it?

From the G4 Kit, each capful is a dose–just tip the remedy into the cap then from the cap in to your mouth to dissolve there. One dose usually is sufficient if you use it preventively or at the very earliest sign of illness.

However, if you do take ill, I suggest the following method:

  • Take one dose as above–a single capful dissolved in the mouth. Typically, we notice improvement within 10-30 minutes in an acute ailment.
  • If that dose helped, you can [can, not must–see below] switch to water dosing*: Pour a capful of remedy in to 4 oz. [half a cup] of drinking water. Ideally, you will have a straw or spout on the vessel of water. When the remedy dissolves in the water, give it a swirl or stir. You now have what I call remedy water.
  • Each sip of the remedy water is a dose of remedy. Take a dose as needed. Typically, you will want a dose every 4-6 hours, maximum. Keep it bedside incase you need it at night.
  • Remember the concept of minimum dose and only take as many doses as you need to maintain forward progress. That means that as you get better, you will need fewer and fewer doses.
  • When you are well and/or done with your remedy water, make sure that you either dispose of the vessel that held the remedy water or wash it with very hot water.

Why use water dosing? Can’t I just take the pills?

*Yes, you absolutely can continue taking the pills for each dose. Just keep on taking one capful per dose, as needed:
Typically, you will want a dose every 4-6 hours, maximum. Keep it bedside incase you need it at night. Remember the concept of minimum dose and only take as many doses as you need to maintain forward progress. That means that as you get better, you will need fewer and fewer doses.

Why do I suggest water dosing, then? Primarily because it takes one dose and makes it in to many doses. That saves the other doses in your vial for another occasion or other members of your household. If that is not an issue for you, then dry dosing [taking the pills] can be much easier and more convenient.

How do I get it?

It’s in your G4 Kit! If you don’t have one, you can become a client here.

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  • The information on this site is posted for educational purposes only, and not intended to constitute medical advice. As with any important medical matter, you are advised to consult an experienced health care provider concerning your specific health concerns.
  • No doctor-patient relationship is intended, implied or created by the posting or viewing of information on this site; nor is a doctor-patient relationship created by the submission or exchange of questions or information via email or otherwise with Pamela Lialias.
  • Readers are responsible for their use of information provided on this blog or linked to from this site. Pamela Lialias assumes no liability for the same.
  • Pamela Lialias has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of information on this blog site, but absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Statements about homeopathic remedies are not evaluated by the FDA. They are based on experience, common sense, and homeopathic principles.
  • Homeopathy has no known side-effects or contraindications. But ….
  • Always check with your health care provider.


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Physically Exhausted? From the flu, exams, trials, conferences, ….

The flu that is going around has reminded me of the value of Kali Phosphoricum, a “tissue salt” or “cell salt.”  More on that part later.  The short of it is that Kali Phos or kali-p is crazy helpful when you’ve just endured something physically depleting.

Beforehand:  If you know you are headed into something physically depleting, like a court trial, conference, performance, emergency response team, or tournament, you can take it once a day for unto two weeks to help keep your vitality up.

Afterwards:  If you’re depleted from the flu, Kali Phos 3X or 6X can ease your symptoms at that end stage and shorten the duration of it too.  This is especially true if your symptoms get worse as the day goes on, and if you feel sluggish in general, even though you’re over the worst of it.

The same goes for depletion after a court trial, exams, conferences, performance, tournament, etc. if you didn’t anticipate it with the Kali Phos!

12 Tissue Salts & Kali Phos
12 Tissue Salts & Kali Phos

Cell Salts:  There are 12 so-called tissue salts, also called cell salts.  They were determined by Schussler to be the foundation of all the cells in the body.  You can get a 12-salt combo, sometimes called BioPlasma, for those states of real depletion.  [I mentioned this combo in the post about remedies for business travel.]

Dosing:  Typically, we take cell salts in lower potencies on the X scale, which means you probably would be taking it 3-4 times a day for a few days to help coax yourself back to full capacity.  They can be helpful as a general go-to, during or after a draining experience, or in times of crisis when you need to stay well–and indeed often are used for so-called vulnerable populations [elderly, children] by homeopathic teams responding during times of crisis.

Learn More:  Miranda Castro has written a substantial and well-regarded piece on the 12 cell salts, for those who are interested in learning more.

To your health!

When you feel well, your light shines brighter.  When your light shines brighter, you share it with more of Creation.  It’s a beautiful, magnificent Light Ripple, and it starts with you!

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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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The Sooner The Better

The sooner you get to an issue, the better.  Pretty much always, and with every modality.  For acute issues and issues that have become chronic.

This is why I am a huge proponent of treating children [yes, even babies] who are having a tough time.  And one reason I carry remedies with me at all times.

Many issues result from some sort of trauma.  The sooner you remove that traumatic layer from your body and psyche, the better!  You will still remember it and be informed by it, but it will no longer have a hold on your body or your emotions.

We can even take a simple example like a baby who enters the world with a physical issue.  The resulting accommodations–logistical, emotional, in parenting–can change the parent-child dynamic, the child’s expectations of the world, etc.  The longer they persist, the more likely they are to be internalized by the child, etc.

It is exactly like habit formation—it is easier to prevent a bad habit than it is to break one.

And it’s a bit like making a snowman out of a snowball.

Prevent Trauma from Taking Hold

I like to keep Rescue Remedy [a Bach Flower Essence] and homeopathic Aconite [for fright, shock, trauma] with me.  I find Rescue Remedy and EFT helpful for milder situations, and Aconite 200c tends to be what I use if I’m so upset that I’m shaking or my child is so upset s/he cannot catch a breath to speak.  It resolves the fright so that we can deal with the situation at hand calmly, which has lovely practical implications!  It also heals the fear immediately so that it doesn’t have a chance to get a foothold.

I carry a single dose of Arnica 200 with me everywhere!
I carry a single dose of Arnica 200 with me everywhere!

The cause of the emotion, and the emotional state itself, are clear in that moment and the moments that follow.  That makes them exceedingly easy to treat right then.  But if you let “time heal all wounds,” without addressing the actual emotional injuries as well as any physical injuries, the physical injuries might heal while the emotional ones simply fester.  You might be able to look back and say, “It all started after that incident.”  And you might be able to recall the emotions that arose then.  But often we simply don’t recall all of those details or are simply in the habit of ignoring our emotions.

Prevent Sickness or Ailments from Taking Hold

There are numerous proponents of leaving fevers/colds/coughs/flu’s to do their thing, but if you simply do not have the wherewithal to do that, the earlier you treat them, the better your results are likely to be.  If you’re really in-touch with your body, you’ll know when you’re just a bit too fatigued or you have a vaguely sore throat, and you can boost your immune system with vitamin C and the like.  Homeopathically, you can take something like Ferrum Phosphoricum 6x or 6c or 30c when you are feeling those early symptoms.  If it comes on suddenly and with vigor, you could take a small dose [5-10 granules] of homeopathic Oscillococcinum to try to stop it in its tracks.

For physical ailments, I carry Arnica 200c with me at all times–I even put it in a waterproof iPhone case for the beach and pool!  It doesn’t cover everything, but it is the one thing most likely to help in most situations where you are in an uh-oh state!  In fact, recently on a family trip to the beach, my husband was stung by something when a wave rushed in while working on a sandcastle.  He took the stinger out immediately, and I gave him a dose of Arnica 200.  At that point, we had no idea what it was, only that it wasn’t good.  It helped tremendously, even though Arnica is not the most oft-described remedy for assisting with stings, bites, or the like.

Prevent a Chronic Issue from Worsening

For chronic issues, the sooner you address them, the better, in my opinion and my experience.  Chances are that you will need the help of a healer with that, so start asking around for some referrals!

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How to Improve Your Immune System

Here is my experience in preventing illness in general, which I honed with a daughter who had a challenged immune system and trouble managing mucous:
Really good constitutional homeopathy can be incredibly helpful with preventing illness and making the illnesses we do get very mild.  Of course, if we can’t beat it easily, we also have treated acute illnesses [e.g., flu] with homeopathy, which lowers the duration and the intensity.
Clear the air and bedding in the room daily. Most people make their beds as soon as they awaken. The risk is that you’re just closing up a warm, often damp environment which is a perfect breeding ground for germs. So open up your sheets then open the window. If you can open your windows wide for an hour to air-out the rooms, great. Otherwise, just open them a tiny crack and leave them like that all day. Next to constitutional homeopathic work, this is probably what made the single biggest difference in how often we got sick.
Salt lamps also help to clear the air, but they can only clear the air around them in a sort of dome, so the bigger the lamp, the farther it can reach, or you’d need multiple lamps. I also have found they are most effective when left on 24 hours daily. They are a subtle glow, so they work like a nightlight for kids; adults tend to have a harder time with them.  If you live by the salt air, that makes a huge difference, too.  You’d be surprised what the body begins excreting once it’s gotten some salt air.
And we run a cool mist humidifier in the bedrooms at least at night, year ’round. I knew it helped us, then I recently read that moisturized nasal passages prevent germs from entering the body.The next thing is for you and your children to learn that very first sign that you are getting sick–is it a glimmer of congestion? That your throat feels dry even if you drink something? Whatever that very early sign is for you, boost your immune system right then. Here’s how we do it:
For the kids, I put Wild Harvest Orange Flavor Echinacea + Goldenseal [half-dropper for my 3 y.o., full dropper for my older kids] into a glass then fix Emergen-C in there for them. For the little ones, I typically split a regular Emergen-c packet between two glasses or use Emergen-c Kids; for my older son, I use a full packet of Emergen-C. My kids like Pink Lemonade and sometimes Tropical flavors of Emergen-C. The Wild Harvest elixir is the only one I have found that has a mild enough taste for my kids. Emergen-C is made with the kind of vitamin C that is not bad for your teeth or hard on your stomach, from what I understand, and our experience is that if we drink too much of it, the worst that happens is we get neon pee. Of course, the kids think that is fantastic!

My husband and I fix a glass of Emergen-C and take 2 VitaBiotic with the Emergen-C. If it doesn’t work on that first dose, chances are we are getting sick and we just let that happen. There are occasions, though, when it will be effective for several hours then symptoms will reappear. If that happens, we repeat the Emergen-C + VitaBiotic. We also do this preventively when we get the feeling that we are susceptible. I don’t take it a whole lot, though, overall, because I’m a less-is-more kinda gal.

We do use Vitamin D3 in the Winter, also, since we live someplace with minimal sunshine for many months. The most tasteless we’ve found is DDrops by Carlson. They make various IU levels–50IU for babies, 1000IU for kids, 2000IU, and 4000IU.  It hides extremely easily in drinks, though most of the family is not bothered by the taste. The kids generally like taking it, waiting for the drop to fall on their tongue seems to be funny!

There are some people who say you should only take supplements in their most natural state, because that makes the vitamins most bioavailable … and for Vitamin D, they say it should be in Cod Liver Oil that is processed at low temperatures etc.  A lot of people espouse the use of Butter Oil with the CLO.  You can check out Green Pastures for more information on their product, which is what I use in capsule form.  If you have taste-tolerant children, and I don’t but was able to do this successfully anyway for a time, you can put the CLO/BO in the fridge and then roll it into a ball with a tiny spoon and give it to them like a pill [I used a smidge of Mexican Coke to help them wash it down!].
After Outings, we use CleanWell wipes and spray, though now that our immune systems are stronger, I’m using those only after we’ve been to the stable, etc. because I want to challenge our immune systems as much as possible. But, back when I did need more help, I used those after every outing. And, I was adamant that the first thing we did after we got home from a public place was to wash our hands for the full 15-20 seconds.  We have Rainbow Light Vitamin C gummies in the car too. They are not overly high in sugar but are tasty enough for my kids. When they were more susceptible to illness, I would give everyone 2 gummies after we had been someplace with a lot of people [grocery store, school, mall, etc.] so they’d get that immediate immune boost.  We rarely use them like that now.We occasionally take a whole-foods-based multi-vitamin, too. My kids like Shaklee brand. But, I only gave it on school days or when I knew that some of their friends had been sick, etc., not every day.For our family, fresh air does make a difference–so if I were to make one change, it would be that we take a walk every day, rain or shine!Here are some general immune boosters, mainly for those who are able to handle more unusual tastes:

We generally follow a whole foods diet, and we try to stay low on sugar–sugar is an immune buster for sure. Here’s a resource http://www.nourishingourchildren.org/Alarm.html. Adequate water helps rid the body of toxins too!

Take a probiotic [the best I have found here come from my Naturopath so I cannot recommend one OTC though a lot of people take those just fine]. I read that fermented vegetables have way more probiotic goodies in them than the pills you take. Beet Kvass is a good immune booster and a natural probiotic. One year when we took that regularly, it made a huge difference in our immune health. It’s easy to make. You can google a recipe, but the basic is that you peel and chop chunks of beets into a half-gallon jar. Add 1/4c [?] of whey from yogurt, salt, and water. Let it ferment for 2 days. My husband and I drank a glass a day. http://thenourishingcook.com/how-to-make-fermented-beet-kvass/ for a recipe.

Properly prepared bone broth also is a massive health booster. For chicken, you need to cook it for 24 hours and for beef 72 hours. That way you get all the goodies out of the bone. Some kids do not care for soup [mine!], so try cooking grains like quinoa or rice with the broth to sneak a bit in. http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/broth-is-beautiful for recipes. [And if you like Cioppino, Sally Fallon’s fish broth used in her Cioppino recipe is all yum!]

And for homeopathic self-care for acute ailments, the Helios homeopathic kits are very handy–they contain the remedies and reference material all in the case.  With Helios remedies, one pillule=one dose, so those little vials go a long way.
Be well!

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  • The information on this site is posted for educational purposes only, and not intended to constitute medical advice. As with any important medical matter, you are advised to consult an experienced health care provider concerning your specific health concerns.
  • No attorney-client relationship or doctor-patient relationship is intended, implied or created by the posting or viewing of information on this site; nor is a doctor-patient  created by the submission or exchange of questions or information via email or otherwise with Pamela Lialias.
  • Readers are responsible for their use of information provided on this blog or linked to from this site. Pamela Lialias assumes no liability for the same.
  • Pamela Lialias has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of information on this blog site, but absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Always check with your health care provider.