Are you one of the unlucky people that when you get time off, especially at Christmas time you come down with ‘flu or some other bug?
You are not alone and I know many people who are very rarely sick during the year but as soon as Christmas arrives they fall sick. One of the reasons for this is because in the run up to Christmas we find ourselves rushing around buying presents, food, planning, collecting friends and family and trying to finish work and projects before taking time off. It is the busiest time of the year. This puts untold pressure on us and our bodies deal with this by producing stress hormones, such as adrenaline. In the short-term adrenaline can help to ward off infection but when we stop for the holiday period we start to relax, our stress hormones drop and this is when we become more susceptible to illness.
Of course not all of us will get sick when we stop and relax, especially if we have been taking care of our diet and making sure we get enough sleep and rest whenever possible, but if you have been working flat out or have been under pressure you probably won’t be surprised if you come down with something especially if that is your normal pattern.
If you do find you become sick over the holiday period it is important to listen to your body and to rest. I thought it might be helpful to share the top 4 homeopathic ‘flu remedies that will certainly help should you fall ill. They should be taken every 2 hours up to 10 doses.
Aconite – ‘flu with restlessness and comes on suddenly with a high fever. You may have a sore throat and might also feel apprehensive with fear.
Belladonna – ‘flu with high fever and comes on suddenly, your face is red and flushed, throbbing pains, there is confusion and delirium.
Gelsemium – ‘flu with chills and weakness. You have chills up and down your spine, sore throat, there is no thirst despite having a fever. Legs feel weak and shaky, pain in the bones and a bursting headache.
Bryonia – ‘flu with a severe throbbing headache and is made worse by coughing or moving the eyes. There will be a need to drink lots of fluids with dehydration. Irritability with a desire to be at home.
For more remedy information download the Top 10 First Aid Remedies Guide which I hope you will find very helpful.
For my existing clients I offer an acute phone in service and I can usually help them with a remedy, especially if they have one of the Helios 18 remedy First Aid Kits.
If you would like to discuss how I might be able to help you and your family with their overall health and minor ailments please feel free to contact me.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy Christmas.