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New Year De-tox with HOMEOPATHY

by Kiran Grover


The New Year is fast approaching; the time of resolutions and new starts. Without health and vitally these promises can be hard to achieve, so here’s a few tips on a healthy and energetic new year!

The winter festivities of Diwali, Christmas and New Year are fun but filling! So after the party season it is worth giving oneself a de-tox. As well as a physical body spring clean why not try an emotional and mental spring cleaning too? That way you can start the New Year with a fresh face.

Relax and Meditate

Make a promise to yourself to spend time on your own well-being every day even it is just a few minutes to sit quietly and relax. Find a quiet place in your home (it might be the bath or your bed!) and have no stimulation, i.e. no TV, music, books etc just a few minutes every day for quiet “me time”. These few moments will help you relax; close your eyes and focus on your breathing, relaxing each muscle in your body, starting with your toes and moving upwards feeling your body unclench and soften. A few moments every day spent this is a great way to help you relax and restore energy, resulting in a more vital you!

Food and Drink

Let’s start with water, most of us don’t drink enough and as a result are chronically dehydrated. It’s recommended that you drink 8 – 10 glasses a day. Food-wise cut down or cut out rich and fatty or fried foods, and food high in sugar or salt. Give your body a week or twos rest by eating more fresh, home cooked foods, like thick soups or dahl, accompanied with wholemeal bread or plain rice and don’t forget lots of fruit, vegetable and salad. You could try saving the richer foods for the weekend as a treat?

Alcohol in moderation does not harm the body but it is important to give the liver time to restore itself. Consider abstaining for a month or just try cutting down to having alcohol once or twice a week.

Exercise

Gentle and regular exercise is key, whether it is walking or running, swimming or golf, dancing or yoga. Whatever you enjoy make time for it at least a couple of times a week; you will feel more energetic and happier as a consequence.

Plenty of fresh air is important as well, at this time of year it can be harder to go outdoors but again, a few minutes of every day spent outside letting fresh air into your system is very beneficial and will help you feel happier.

De-tox with Homeopathy

As we know Homeopathy is a complete form of complementary medicine that treats mental, emotional, and physical complaints. It’s a holistic treatment that stimulates the body’s own healing power by identifying and addressing the cause rather than suppressing the symptoms. Homeopathy is non invasive, non-addictive and simple to use. It can be used with other types of medicines and it’s even safe to use in pregnancy and for babies and children. It is gentle and effective and does not cause any side effects.

Homeopathy can gently cleanse the body in many ways. For example low potency herbal remedies such as Echinacea can be used to help boost the immune system. Cheledonium is used Homeopathically to cleanse the liver. Try low potency tinctures such as 3x and take just a few drops every day in water for a month. Of course, if you have more specific complaints contact a registered professional Homeopath who can treat more chronic complaints such as arthritis, high blood pressure, menstrual issues etc.

A few simple changes to ones diet and lifestyle can help you achieve a more energetic, healthier and vital you!

Homeopathic remedies can be purchased from most Chemists and Health Food shops and from Homeopathic pharmacies. In an emergency always contact your GP or Accident and Emergency Department.



For further information on Homeopathy

Kiran Grover BA, MA, CHE RSHom runs a clinic in Northwood Consulting Rooms. She is a qualified, registered Homeopathic Practitioner, a Graduate of the Centre for Homeopathic Education, London and a professional member of the Society of Homeopaths. For more information on Homeopathy or to book an appointment you may contact her during office hours on

07983 788762 or by e-mail, kiran@healthyhomeopathy.co.uk. Her website www.healthyhomeopathy.co.uk also has more information.

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