Prevention is better than Cure…

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Before I begin I have to make a disclaimer that any medical or historical information or statements made here are not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis and/or treatment or any health or physical disease or condition.  The content available is not intended to replace the services or treatment of any physicians or health care professional.  The information I’m about to share is for educational and historical purposes only.  Medical history reveals that homeopathy has successfully treated colds, influenza, bronchitis and pneumonia for over 200 years.

At this very worrying time many of us are asking what can we do to help protect ourselves during this time.  I have been doing extensive research and have discovered the following which may or may not be of interest.  To feel helpless though is not a good place to be.

As a homeopath, I am grateful for my remedy knowledge which helps my patients, family and friends and I would very much like to share with you what I have discovered over the years to help keep us healthy.

Our bodies are incredible tools.  When our immune systems are strong, the body is able to perform homeostasis which means to keep us in balance and it keeps us healthy.  When our immune systems are low, we are vulnerable to many dis-eases and in turn, our bodies start to produce symptoms.  These symptoms will be expressed in many different ways, depending on our susceptibility.  Some people suffer with headaches, some have digestive issues, many people suffer on an emotional and mental level and others develop auto-immune illnesses.

There are many things in the world now that will be affecting our immunity, free radicals, external toxins – radiation, WiFi, pollution and internal toxins gained from things like the food we eat, smoking, and long-term medication.

As well as homeopathic remedies there are many things we can be doing to keep ourselves as well as possible on a physical and mental/emotional level.

Today I will be sharing with you the things we can be doing on a daily basis, to keep our physical bodies strong.  I will be doing another blog in the next few days which will address how we can keep our emotional and mental health strong during these troubling times.

Melatonin

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This is a hormone that we produce naturally in our pineal gland.  It’s our brains response to darkness (1).  Melatonin is responsible for our sleep/wake cycle (2) so a good night’s sleep is one of the most important aspects of our daily routine.  Sleep is the time our cells regenerate, boosting our immune systems.  Our production of melatonin peaks around 2.-00am-3.00am so we all need to be tucked up in bed by then!  Scientists for years have known about the effects of a lack of melatonin can have on us and historically, we know that sleep deprivation was actually used a form of torture.  Parents of children who don’t sleep well, I’m sure will vouch for this too!

Melatonin has been proven to inhibit NLRP3 inflammasomes (3).  Without getting too technical, this basically means its a strong anti-inflammatory and has an strong affinity to the lungs (4).

If you think about our wonderful NHS staff who are battling to save people, working around the clock, their sleep-wake cycle will be hugely disrupted.

WiFi can also affect our melatonin levels (5).  That is why it is so important to unplug your routers at night.   With the concerns people are having regarding the launch of 5G, we do need to consider the implications to our health.  It has been scientifically proven to affect our sleep/wake cycle, leading to the disruption of our cell metabolism, our brain glucose metabolism (= diabetes) and will generate stress proteins.

My belief is that 5G hasn’t caused this latest epidemic, but it appears it maybe aggravating it.  Many doctors are now discovering, it’s not pneumonia in some cases they are needing to treat, but radiation pneumonitis (6)

Melatonin can be purchased as a supplement or as a homeopathic remedy.  Dosage/potency will need to be addressed on an individual basis.  If you or anyone you know is on the front line (carers, doctors, nurses), melatonin would be a great addition to help protect these selfless individuals.  Combine this with Zinc, on a daily basis would be even more powerful.  So let’s discuss Zinc……

Zinc

Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism. It is required for the catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes and it plays a role in immune function , protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell division (7).  Zinc is a great supplement to use to keep our immune systems boosted and especially for those who are prone to coughs, colds and influenza.  If we take this back to the damages our DNA and cells face from free radicals (radiation, toxins, pollutants etc), this could be a vital part of our daily routine.

Zinc can be taken as a supplement or as a homeopathic remedy.  Dosage/potency will need to be addressed on an individual basis.

Arsenicum Album – A Homeopathic Remedy

This is one of homeopathy’s top remedies for people suffering with anxiety.  We also use it as an effective alternative for asthma and other lung conditions (8).  From my personal experience in treating some of my patients in the past two months, this remedy has helped them enormously, especially on an emotional  and mental level as well as their physical symptoms.  Again with homeopathy, the individual must be expressing the symptoms best suited for this remedy…..

:  Heat/burning sensations in chest, throat, stomach; chilly; anxious; must sit up; sickness and diarrhoea – just a few of the symptoms that could be relieved from using this remedy.  Please consult with a homeopath.  If you know of anyone on the front line or if you or anyone has been exposed, this can be used to help your body’s immune system.  Combine this with a remedy called Oscillococcinum once a week will help too.

CBD Oil

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Our bodies have an inbuilt system called a Endocannabinoid System which helps to keep our bodies in balance (homeostasis).  It addresses our mood,  sleep/wake cycle, appetite and so many other benefits.  If you would like to purchase a 100% organic CBD oil, one of the purest on the market, please follow this link :- http://www.hempworx.com/josiechorley – please contact me for more information and how to take it.

Like anything, there are good and bad products on the market.  HempWork offers you a 60 day empty bottle money back guarantee should you not be satisfied – that’s how confident and transparent they are as a company.  I wouldn’t be without mine now

 

Rhodiola

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Rhodiola is used as a so-called “adaptogen”, to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress, and for many other uses (9), (10).

 

Other healthy suggestions……

Bicarbonate of Soda

We need to keep our bodies alkalyzed (11)….. our body’s natural pH level is 7.4.  Anything lower than that and we are ‘acidic’.  Anything higher than that, then we are alkalyzed.  It is a scientifically proven fact that when we are acidic, we are prone to becoming ill – bacteria and viruses just love an acidic environment… including cancer!!

With the use of litmus paper, we can test ourselves daily so that we achieve high alkaline levels within our body.  Things that affect us are medications, Sugar, too much protein, not enough green leafy veg etc.  But did you know there is a simple way to do this and it costs pennies…. Bicarb!!!  This is an historical home cure and looking back, it probably only phased out when patent medicine appeared.  This beautiful product should be in everyone’s homes.  It is an effective organic cleanser around our homes as well as one for inside our bodies (12).  Please contact me for further information or go do a little research yourselves x

Hot water with lemon juice – first thing every morning….. this gets your immune system and metabolism going!!! and combined with bicarb….. its packs a powerful punch!

I could go on and on…… Apple Cider Vinegar, superfoods, vitamin ‘C’ and ‘D’ – get out in the sunshine everyday and if possible walk barefoot on the ground… this helps to ‘earth’ you! Sounds quirky but again, its a proven fact that as energetic beings, humans need to walk on the earth everyday, barefoot, to help release bad energy

 

I want to wish you all good health and happiness – we will get through these very surreal times.  I will be following up with a blog that will focus more on our emotional and mental health as I said in the next few days.  Please feel free to contact me in the meantime if you or someone you know could do with some help with regards to their mental health.  There are many remedies out there to help you cope with whatever it is  you are experiencing – grief for a lost friend or family member, the loss of the life we had just a month ago, fear, anxiety and sadness because we cannot be with those we cherish most.  If our emotional health is poor, this will lower our immunity.  So try to stay strong and positive

Much Love x

happy

 

(1)    https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/melatonin-what-you-need-to-know

(2)    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/melatonin-and-sleep

(3)    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6678949/

(4)    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567576918302844

(5)    https://qi-technologies.com/en/2019/10/19/why-should-you-turn-off-wifi-at-night/

(6)    https://www.healthline.com/health/radiation-pneumonitis

(7)    https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/

(8)    https://www.britishhomeopathic.org/charity/how-we-can-help/articles/homeopathic- medicines/a/the-killer-that-cures/

(9)  https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/rhodiola

(10)https://www.mhanational.org/rhodiola-rosea

(11)https://www.healthcentral.com/article/alkalize-the-body-with-baking-soda

(12)https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/baking-soda-benefits-uses

 

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