Every spring/early summer – & all year round – I treat lots of people with Hayfever and other allergies that they attribute to pollens, grass seeds and other outside irritants. Symptoms can vary hugely not only in their detail but in their intensity and frequency, from being mildly irritating to completely debilitating. In the majority of cases Homeopathic remedies can provide significant relief to existing symptoms, but the most effective treatment of Hayfever and other Allergies is to to look deeper than the top layer and establish why people are sensitive in the first place.
Although I help people on a daily basis to manage and conquer various forms of pain, it’s not something I’ve personally experienced on a prolonged basis – that is until recently. When I refer to pain, I’m not talking about emotional pain – although emotions definitely come into it – I’m talking about prolonged, constant, unrelenting physical pain.
This Winter has been tough and in the last few weeks I’ve seen a high amount of people who have sought my help in recovering from particularly bad colds, Flu and very persistant and debilitating coughs. When I say recovering, I’m not talking necessarily about the actual symptoms of the illness itself but more the weakness, lethargy, loss of a full appetite or perhaps inability to regain a proper sleep pattern or simply the feeling of ‘not being quite right’, after the illness has gone. Thankfully this recovery is relatively straight forward using Homeopathic remedies and even quicker if other essential components to good health are introduced.
A year ago I gave myself permission to look at and address an ongoing issue with my teeth and dental health generally. I had reached a stage in my own health journey where, although i had made great improvements and eradicated the majority of symptoms of a chronic disease (Hypothyroidism), my health had plateaued. Nothing I was doing was shifting the last remaining issues I had, and I was experiencing mild palpitations which I was pretty sure were due to adrenal fatigue but they weren’t responding to any treatments. My sister had recently undergone a course of treatment to remove her Amalgam fillings due to her system being toxic from heavy metals and had experienced almost immediate relief of many of her symptoms, so I researched this area and found the wonderful Ishsko Wellness Centre in County Mayo, here in Ireland.
– this phrase has always resonated with me and I would actually add to it by saying that Prevention is also easier and less costly than cure – both financially and time-wise. Waiting until we hit a health crisis and being forced to step away from our daily committments and throw time, money and resources at helping us to recover is more costly than embracing a way of life that nurtures us on an ongoing basis.
If you are familiar with me you’ll know that I have a particular interest in helping busy women to re-gain their physical, emotional and spiritual health and once they are well, teaching them how to stay well is just as important to me.
A very Happy and Healthy 2018 to you all! I had a wonderful break with my family and particularly enjoyed a special week with my gorgeous sister who was visiting from London. Although the weather was cold and windy we loved exploring some of the stunning landscape that Kerry has to offer and we walked, breathed in the glorious fresh air and talked and talked and talked! It was a tonic and cost nothing and we made a committment to do it more often.
This put me in mind of all the New Year’s resolutions that traditionally get made during January and that I used to make too. I don’t do so anymore because I have made an on-going committment to lead my life in the way that works for me, which is therefore sustainable and helps to support real changes and healthy choices. It has taken me years to get here but I can honestly say that I am happier and healthier than I was in my 20’s and 30’s, as well as being a great deal wiser!
I get concerned about all the resolutions and promises that many people make to stop or ‘give up’ perceived ‘bad habits’, since they are never sustainable unless we understand and address the real issues behind why we adopted these habits in the first place. Without this it is all too easy to get stuck in a pattern of being unable to sustain a resolution and then feeling bad about ourselves because we didn’t stick to it – not a healthy way to start the year! How can we successfully sustain a healthy diet if we don’t know, for example, why we crave sugar or have any other food compulsions? How can we just decide to stop smoking or drinking alchohol until we look at what such habits and addictions actually mean to us and why we may have turned to them in the first place?
What is Homeopathic Detox Therapy? Homeopathic detox Therapy – or HDT – is an individualised approach to identifying and removing potential obstacles to cure whilst supporting the whole system and enabling a gentle but effective clearing of toxins. Where did it originate? The HDT approach was originally devised by Dutch MD and Homeopath, Tinus Smits,