I’m a mother of two children. My kids are college age now and have never had an antibiotic or steroid when they got sick. It’s not they haven’t ever been ill. Between them they’ve had the wet phlegmy coughs, the throat infections, the ears, a urinary tract infection or two, conjunctivitis, dry barking coughs, an infected insect bite, couple of broken bones (one is very sporty) and eczema but we have only used Homeopathic medicines (and a couple of casts) to clear it.
Homeopathy is a person centered form of medicine using remedies prepared from natural substances by specialist Homeopathic Pharmacies. They are gentle, natural, non-toxic, non-addictive, not tested on animals and effective. They are safe for use by everyone including new born babies, pregnant and breastfeeding women. If you are sick of being sick and looking for an effective alternative to antibiotics, antihistamines and topical steroids, text me on 085 1595527 to book a free 10 minute phone or Skype consultation to discuss Homeopathy and you.
Exams! Enough to strike fear in many adults, never mind our teenagers. Who out there is still having the Leaving Cert nightmare even though it is well behind you? Here’s a tip. Have you heard of the Dr Schuessler 12 Tissue Salts? Made from natural minerals, each one has a traditional therapeutic use. A great combination indicated for someone who is suffering with exam stress is Kali Phos, Calc Phos and Nat Phos Tissue Salts.
This combination covers nervousness and anxiety, inability to concentrate and lacking emotional equilibrium. All things that can be present in your Junior Cert or Leaving Cert student! They are taken 3 – 4 times a day for a number of weeks. Suitable for children and adults. You can get them individually in Holland and Barrett, Down to Earth and various chemists and health food shops or you can get them combined in a single pillule from Down to Earth, 73 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, 01 671 9702 (mail order too). Tell them Dianne sent you!
If you need more help coping with stress, book in for a consultation with me.
Postnatal depression is more common than you may think. The torturous effect of lack of sleep and constant vigilance for a helpless little bundle that suddenly overnight becomes our responsibility is enough to push any one to their limit. There is no training for parenthood. There is no shadowing of the role. There is no gradual easing in to it, lengthening our hours on the job. We don’t do it part time, then build up to it full time as our training and expertise kicks in. Its full on and overnight. No wonder that exhaustion, natural biological hormonal shifts and a curtailing of personal freedom leaves some of us with low mood, irritability, a tendency to cry easily and a lack of energy and enthusiasm to do anything or feel interest in looking after ourselves.
We know that a good diet, and exercise is imperative. Help must be grabbed with both hands. Giving your partner a break away for a couple of hours to reconnect with their own space is vital and so important to work out between you for those lucky enough to have a co-parent. In spite of this when someone is suffering with postnatal depression more is usually needed to lift it. If you are feeling overwhelmed and are looking for a natural way to get back to being able to enjoy the moment, then try Homeopathy. (Safe for breastfeeding mothers and their babies too). Read Carol’s story