At this time of year, many students are suffering from exam stress and exhaustion.
Ryan and his mum came to see me last week, as a year 11 student mock exams were well under way and like many teenagers, Ryan was exhausted. Since September, the school had increased the pressure to study and with weekends full of sports matches and no down time, Ryan’s body had run out of fuel.
Although there were no emotional signs of stress, sleep wasn’t a problem, although he said he sometimes felt too tired to sleep, appetite was the same, Ryan didn’t feel anxious or worried about the forthcoming year of exams, but his body was showing physical signs that it was under strain.
Ryan said his legs felt like lead, they literally didn’t want to move his body around and he generally ached all over. He’d previously been to the doctors, who’d confirmed it wasn’t Glandular Fever, the obvious thought for most teenagers feeling unwell at this age, but still Ryan had struggled to get through a day at school since returning to the new term in September.
The picture Ryan was presenting with was that of the remedy Gelsemium, a remedy widely used for colds and flu, which has the mental dullness and aching body, which Ryan had come with. I also gave Ryan a combination of Homeobotanical tinctures to boost his immune system, which had become compromised by the stress he was feeling.
Leaving the clinic room with a bag of remedies to take, Ryan was also reminded that he also needed to ensure his diet was full of good quality nutritionally dense foods and not just crisps and fizzy drinks. With the majority of the immune system being based in the gut, the quality of our food significantly affects our body’s ability to fight illness. Stress also has a detrimental effect on our immune system, so keeping ourselves emotionally healthy and letting others know when we are feeling stressed and anxious is important too!
Are you ready for the Homeopathic 1, 2, 3 to weight loss?
As a Homeopath, I am often asked for a ‘magic pill’ by my patients, and although this can be for any number of reasons, the stand out request is for a magic pill for weight loss.
Generally, my response is, had I found a guaranteed weight loss pill, I would now be sat on a large yacht in Monaco, rather than a clinic room in Surrey. However, there are certainly a number of things which can be considered, with the possible end result of dropping a few pounds and feeling a great deal healthier!
Weight gain can be as a result of many different factors, from a hormonal imbalance, menopause, stress, or just plain eating too much. Yet it could often be as a result of the mineral balance in our bodies being wrong and therefore the metabolic process our bodies go through on a daily basis needs some help and support.
Of course the equation of calories consumed has to be lower than calories burned to guarantee weight loss remains a given, but by including just 3 minerals (referred to as tissue salts) in your daily diet will help remove toxins and in addition weight.
So let’s take a look at the 3 step plan to feeling better and looking great!
Nat Sulph – this tissue salt helps to regulate the fluid held in our bodies tissues, it helps to support the detoxification process and supports the liver, kidneys and gallbladder.
Kali Phos – known as the all-rounder, this tissue salt supports the nervous system thereby helping with physical and emotional exhaustion. Often by putting ourselves on a diet, we add to our daily stress levels, Kali Phos will help alleviate the stress and anxiety we place on ourselves.
Nat Phos – A great support for an over acidic digestive system, this tissue salt helps to regulate body fat metabolism. It’s also a good remedy for any digestive complaint such as flatulence or acid reflux from eating rich foods.
As I said initially, there are many, many reasons why we gain weight and struggle to lose it and the above is a suggestion of how simple it might be to stop the dread of the bathroom scales.
I’d love to hear from you if you’d like support in improving your diet and lifestyle, so get in touch!
If you’d like more information on Tissue Salts, take a look at the Dr Schussler site