I have noticed that the times that I get irritated, frustrated or run down are the times where I have shut off including myself in the equation.
When I don’t pay attention to cues from my body or continue to ignore the things that feel really light and joyful to me instead choosing the list of what I ‘should ‘ be doing, I notice things can seem really heavy quickly.
So today I’m choosing for me. I wonder what wonderful things will show up?
Just a few notes on this wonderful fruit. The fig is
high in nutrients and fibre so they’re great for digestion and also known to support in
prevention of major health risks like heart disease and diabetes.
Figs are high in calcium and magnesium for musculoskeletal health along with iron, copper, antioxidants and vitamin K so anyone on blood thinners should be careful with how many they have.
Figs are also a focus of study for their effects on antitumour
activity and dermatitis so hopefully more good things will be discovered about
this wonderful fruit to report soon.
Fresh figs are the best option to consume as dried
figs have higher sugar levels.
It also helps that they are naturally sweet with low calories but should still be enjoyed in moderation.
It’s so versatile in the kitchen whether your eating raw or cooking. Some beautiful ways to enjoy figs are to eat them fresh, rocket and feta, through salad with pomegranates or on top of cake.
It’s Spring time and all those gorgeous blooms are coming out along with a high pollen count.
If you suffer from hayfever, you may like to try some of the following natural remedies for support.
Vitamin C is great for stopping secondary infections and is also a natural antihistamine.
2. Homeopathic desensiting. Did you know that you can desensitise yourself to known allergens like grass and pollen, cat fur, dustmite etc through a homeopathic desenstitising treatment which involves taking oral drops of natural antihistamines and your allergens.
3) Garlic and horseradish are well known for their immune antihistamines properties. Tablets are readily available from your local chemist or health store.
4) Raw Local Honey contains bee pollen which may help you desentise to pollens in your area
5) Ginger: Consuming ginger in food,juices or tea may reduce inflammation and help your hayfever symptoms.
6) Eucalyptus or Lavender essential oil inhaled may assist the opening of your sinus passages and reduce inflammation and irritation.
7) Probiotics can help balance your gut bacteria which effects your immune response.
8) Kiwi Fruit contains bromelain which is a natural anti-inflammatory. Consuming them may help reduce sinus pressure and irritation.
is a general advice only. For ongoing sinus, allergic issues, seek specific advice
from your natural health care professional.
learn more about homeopathic desensitising for your allergies, Contact
Dragonfly Natural Therapies Centre for more information.
Spearmint oil is a milder essential oil than peppermint.
It is a great one for alleviating tummy troubles including bloating, nausea, cramping and IBS type symptoms.
It calms the nervous system so is useful for stress
Spearmint is also useful at PMT time to reduce pain, fatigue
It’s also great at deterring insects when you are out and
Make up 1 drop of essential oil to 10ml of carrier oil and
massage into abdomen in a clockwise direction.
This is general information. For more specific advice on essential oils, please consult your natural health care practitioner.
*Spearmint should not be used if you have liver or kidney stones.
To learn more about using essential oils safely for your health, Sharon offers acute 20 min online consultations or if you want to experience a relaxing aromatherapy massage with Sharon using essential oils tailored specifically for you contact Dragonfly Natural Therapies to make an appointment.