The festive season is upon us and here are some smart ways for you to take care of yourself and your family:
The Blue Box with its 28 remedies is an invaluable traveling companion whilst on holiday. Available at Dischem, Wellness Warehouse (there are new branches in Pretoria East- check on their Health shops and Pharmacies nationwide. And The Blue Box is available at a very special price of R655.00 on line from The Health Nut as well!
If your local Pharmacy does not have a Blue Box in stock, you can ask them to order it for you today and you’ll have it tomorrow!
This question comes up frequently at this time of year. Perhaps this is something that troubles you too:
“I battle with IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome) and I dread all the meals we are going to enjoy together- I always feel uncomfortable, bloated and nauseous after a large meal. What can I do to minimize the effects and still enjoy the time with my family around the table? I don’t want to be a ‘party pooper’ because I can’t eat what everybody else is eating. Nor do I want to eat unsuitable food and feel dreadful afterwards.”
Use Pegasus Anti-spasm remedy (4 pillules) about 30 minutes before your biggest meal, drink enough water (not only wine). Chew your food slowly and properly ( don’t swallow big lumps of food) And don’t talk with food in your mouth- you will swallow wind-not good for your condition.
Avoid refined food like white bread and biscuits, cake. The anti-spasm is helpful for cramps in your colon. Take Gastric Plus after your meal. (4 pillules) An hour later you can take another dose (4 pillules) of Anti-spasm again. An hour later (if necessary) you can take another dose of Gastric Plus which will help for flatulence, bloating, acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion. Going for a gentle walk after a large meal will help as well with digestion.
Because it’s that time of year, LIVER 30C is our remedy of the month.
Your liver is the biggest organ and one of the heaviest organs in your body and it needs to work well to help your body cope with detoxification. It is a supportive remedy for acute liver ailments such as hangover and over indulgence of food and alcohol (they don’t call it ‘the silly season’ for nothing!)
Pegasus Liver remedy also acts as a restorative tonic, helping to restore the liver’s normal functions. NUX VOMICA 200c is one of the key ingredients in the Liver remedy and it’s particularly helpful for those who suffer from work stress.
This remedy fits the picture of the typical ‘A type’ personality. It’s typically the workaholic who also plays hard, ending up with a ‘hangover’ and irritable mood the next day.
This personality type can resort to stimulants the next day to cope with their strenuous lifestyle (coffee, ‘pep up’ chemicals and alcohol),which in excess impacts heavily on the liver. They also commonly have irritable nervous systems with indigestion, nausea and vomiting and headaches. The LIVER remedy can be extremely helpful in ‘de-stressing’ these individuals.
These are some of the smart tactics we recommend for coping with the festivities. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season together with lots of love and laughter, health and happiness for the New Year ahead. Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest and relaxation this festive season – we’ll see you on the other side of the new year refreshed and relaxed in 2017!
Festive Wellness Wishes
Homeopathic Pharmacist B.Pharm (Rhodes) MPS