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Is your gut causing your headaches?

Headaches and IBS – the connection is real

 

I’ve often wondered what exactly the connection is between headaches/migraines and IBS symptoms. I know there is one because medicine teaches us that everything is connected and although in modern medicine we tend to reduce everything down to it’s individual pieces, sometimes (especially with functional and multi-faceted conditions like IBS and headaches) it’s more useful to look holistically.

 

Looking holistically means you take a big step back and look at how your body is working as a whole entity. Everything from bowel motions, mood, cravings, energy, sleep, sex drive, skin condition, lifestyle choices and diet can play a role in shaping how healthfully your body – and mind – are working.

 

If you’re reading this because you’re hoping there’s a connection so you can find a solution I’ve got some good news for you!l I’ve looked at the current research and combined it with my experience in dealing with these two issues over the last ten years and come up with some suggestions on how you can start to resolve your migraine/headaches and IBS problem.

 

Many of my patients seem to have both and it’s often a question people email me about in search of natural solutions.

 

I don’t believe in coincidences. So I’ve been searching to find the connection between these symptoms and there are two scientific connections that seems to have momentum at the moment. These theories are:

 

  1. The serotonin connection

There’s some studies that suggest in those who are prone to IBS and migraine headaches, there’s a problem with the way serotonin is produced in the gut and used in the brain. They’ve even identified the gene that may be responsible for this problem.

 

  1.  The nervous system increased sensitivity theory

There’s some evidence that suggests in some people, their nervous system is hyper-sensitive, leading to what’s called “over-vigilance” – basically if you’re one of these people, your nervous system over-reacts to pain, inflammation and other stimuli leaving you with more headaches, migraines and digestive symptoms than other people.

 

Can you turn off this hyper-vigilance? How or why did it get like that? Is it genetic or is it just a genetic trait that can be switched on and off depending on what you do/eat/lifestyle choices you make? These are just some of the many questions I have with this theory. Sure, I understand that some people have a sensitive gut and/or nervous system but what actually tips you over into the headache and migraine group?

 

While I am not have these answers yet, I do know that both these theories are valid and have a role to play in the connection between headaches and IBS. The real question I want to answer for you today is what can you do – at home – to help prevent headaches and IBS flare ups that are caused by headaches and migraines?

Use these natural remedies for relieving headaches and IBS

 

Everyone gets a headache every now and again. Some of us get them regularly and some of us really suffer with migraines. Whether you get the odd headache, regular cluster headaches, tension headaches or head exploding migraines you can use natural remedies to reduce the severity and frequency of your headaches.

 

Hydration

An oldie but a goodie. Dehydration is a frequent cause of headaches and constipation but it’s so simple to avoid! Have a glass of water by your bed in the morning and continuing drinking fluids, particularly water, during the day. This can be especially important if you have a desk job and get regular tension headaches.

Hot tip: have a glass of water every hour, on the hour.

Aromatherapy

Placing a few drops of chamomile, peppermint or lavender essential oils in a cream or base oil to rub on your neck, shoulders and temples does wonders for relieving headaches and soothing neck and shoulder pains. The essential oils have soothing anti-inflammatory and relaxation properties which make them perfect for eases sore, achy heads.

These same essential oils can be used as herbal teas for relieving digestive complaints like constipation, wind pain, cramping, bloating and diarrhoea.

Herbal Teas

Did you know many herbal teas have a secret agenda? They may be popular for digestion like peppermint, chamomile, fenugreek, dandelion and chai but they’re leading a secret double life because of them are also ‘nervines’. Herbalists use this term to describe a herb that calms the nervous system and spirit, promoting rest and relaxation.

Adding some chamomile tea to your after meal routine has never sounded so good! Not only does it help warm your stomach and improve digestion, it helps to calm your nervous system and relax you… reducing your risk of developing headaches!

Massage Therapy

Having a professional remedial massage treatment will relieve a headache or migraine effectively and quickly. You can find qualified practitioners in your local area by searching the AAMT or ANTA websites. Some remedial massage therapists use techniques to release and relax neck and shoulder muscles like trigger point therapy, pressure points and cranial release techniques. Having regular treatments can reduce the severity and frequency of headaches and migraines.

Stretching

The healing effects of a good stretch should not be underestimated. It is a powerful tool in your fight against headaches and migraines. At your workplace, at home, before and after exercise, when you get up and before you go to bed, stretching out your muscles alleviates tension, improves circulation, relaxes you and relieves headaches. Regular stretching of the shoulder, neck and upper back muscles can help to prevent tension and cluster headaches.

Hot tip: google “yoga for IBS” or “yoga for headaches” and find short youtube videos of stretches and yoga poses to relieve tension and IBS symptoms.

Magnesium

Magnesium supplements are essential for releasing built up tension and relaxing tight muscles where headaches are recurring and debilitating. They are highly effective for relieving the severity and frequency of headaches when taken on a regular basis. Magnesium is also helpful for relieving symptoms of stress and constipation. Food sources of magnesium include almonds, avocado, dark chocolate, cacao, cashews, green leafy vegetables – spinach, rocket, endive and lettuce.

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)

An amazing herbal remedy that has been used for centuries to relieve headaches, arthritis and fevers. It has been used since the 1970s in preventing migraines. Feverfew’s main actions are anti-inflammatory and analgesic – a potent combination for fighting headaches and migraines.

Simple natural home remedies to relieve your headaches and IBS symptoms are available for you to try right now! You’ve got nothing to lose by adjusting your routine a little and seeing what results you get.

I’m a big believer in making a few small changes and getting long term results. There’s no use making big changes that you can’t stick to. Pick one or two of these and incorporate them into your routine and let me know how you go in the Facebook group.

Remember, you deserve a healthy gut.

Kate x

 

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Insomnia

Treating insomnia naturally

According to Better Health Victoria, 1 in 3 people experience insomnia. Luckily, there’s natural treatments for insomnia available to get you a better night’s sleep! First, let’s find out if you have a sleeping problem.

 

Snap Quiz! You may have insomnia if you answer yes to 3 or more of these. I…

  1. have difficulty falling asleep
  2. wake often and have trouble falling back asleep
  3. wake too early in the morning
  4. am sleepy during the day
  5. am a generally tired person
  6. find myself reaching for caffeine to get my brain working
  7. wake up tired most of the time
  8. have poor concentration and memory
  9. am often wired at night, lying in bed awake and can’t fall asleep

 

There are various causes of insomnia but I often find high cortisol levels to be a major factor. When you become stressed, your cortisol level rises. If you are chronically stressed then your cortisol level will be high for a prolonged time. If this isn’t resolved it will begin to interfere with your sleep, digestion and other hormones. Some common causes of insomnia are:

  • Medical conditions – Restless leg syndrome, heart conditions, arthritis, cancer
  • Menopause
  • Changes in sleep environment
  • Life stress
  • Some medications
  • Dietary habits – eating too late or enjoying caffeine too late in the day
  • Abnormally high levels of cortisol
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Discomfort – due to poor bedding, too hot/cold, noise, back pain

Treating insomnia naturally

There are a few natural treatments for insomnia I love using. My top favourites are hops, passionflower, chamomile, kava, rescue remedy, zizyphus, magnesium and valerian. Each have their own unique ability to help relieve insomnia.

Interestingly, each of these treat sleeplessness and anxiety. I do find they go hand in hand and by treating the stress/anxiety, sleep improves.

 

Dietary advice for treating insomnia naturally

Avoid caffeine (coffee, tea, green tea, chocolate, energy drinks, caffeine tablets and pre-workout formulas) after 3pm.

Eat your last meal about 2 hours before bed to ensure you have digested it.

To establish a healthy circadian rhythm, make sure to eat breakfast before 9am.

Herbal teas like chamomile, hops, passionflower and avena are relaxing and promote sleep.

Healthy tips for treating insomnia naturally

Set a good routine – get up at the same time each morning and go to bed at the same time each night. This helps to establish a healthy circadian rhythm.

Establish a good night routine – have a bath or shower, read or relax with music, unwind.

Avoid electronic stimulation – bright lights, computers, laptops, iPads, TV will keep you awake. If you must use your mobile or computer, invest in blue light glasses so it doesn’t interrupt your sleep-wake cycle.

Listen to your body – when you first feel tired, go to bed! Sounds simple but many people miss the first wave of tiredness and this can throw your system out.

If you find yourself lying awake thinking and running through past or future conversations in your head grab a journal and write it all down. Stream of consciousness writing is well known to help relieve anxiety and wild running thoughts.

Avoid napping during the day.

Avoid judging your sleep on a day-to-day basis, instead look at your sleep pattern over a whole week.

 

What is the best health supplement for insomnia?

To help you find the best natural treatment for insomnia I’ve compared some of the popular brands of sleepy pills and the results surprised me. I was expecting the more popular brands to have more effective formulas. Instead, it was the lesser known brands that had the well-rounded formulas. I compared Nature’s Own, Swisse, Blackmores, Cenovis, Herbs of Gold and Blooms.

  • Nature’s Own Sleep Ezy was okay. It contained all the right ingredients but it just didn’t have enough to be effective.
  • Swisse Ultiboost Sleep was also okay. It contained a lot of valerian but also licorice which is not suitable for long term use. 5% of the population can’t take valerian – they have awful nightmares. There isn’t enough licorice to treat the anxiety or high cortisol component of insomnia.
  • Blackmores Executive Sleep would be great if the dose was better, it’s a bit low. It contains hops, passionflower and lemon balm which treat anxiety and sleeplessness.
  • Cenovis Valerian 2000 just contained valerian. As mentioned with the Swisse formula, it’s just not enough on its own to treat the main causes of insomnia.
  • Herbs of Gold Stress Ease. I like this product because it addresses the causes of insomnia. Taken during the day it relieves stress, lowering cortisol for a good night’s sleep.
  • Blooms Good Night Insomnia Relief is good for those with night sweats. It contains a good level of Zizyphus which relieves anxiety and Menopausal night sweats.
  • An honourable mention to Nature’s Own Complete Sleep Advanced. It has a huge amount of Zizyphus and is suitable for menopausal women too.

 

Click through to read about simple dietary and lifestyle changes that will help you sleep better. You can also buy your copy of my eBook: The Zen of Sleep – 33 ways to improve your sleep naturally.

 

Wishing you health and happiness,

Kate

Anxiety is an abyss and it all starts where you least expect

Treat your anxiety naturally and effectively

Anxiety can be insidious. It builds up from the pit of your stomach and works its way up through your chest until you can feel its grip tightening all over your body. It’s difficult to breathe, you feel hot and flustered, can’t think clearly, you may want to throw up and you are unsure of what might happen next.

 

Sound familiar? Perhaps your anxiety blows out into a full-on panic attack with sweating, fuzzy eyesight and heart palpitations. Perhaps you regularly feel uneasy, find it difficult to swallow, hard to concentrate, feel nervous or a bit jumpy all the time but for no particular reason? All of these are symptoms of anxiety which manifests in our lives for a myriad of reasons. If that reason is left undealt with, a mild level of anxiety can build into a daily interruption which makes a significant impact on your life.

 

 

Herbal remedies for effectively treating anxiety naturally

Some are quite gentle and work on an energetic level, while others actively re-balance body chemistry to relieve symptoms. The following are my favourite three herbal medicines for relieving anxiety naturally:

 

Kava (Piper methysticum)

One of my all-time favourite herbal medicines, Kava works wonders for anxiety that is beginning to interfere with daily life and expresses itself with shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, nervousness, racing and unclear thoughts and feeling jumpy. Kava is best prescribed by professional herbalists only as it has some bad press of recent years for nasty side effects, impacting liver function. Upon investigation, many of the reported cases occurred in people on other medications or in heavy drinkers of alcohol. After these cases, the TGA removed alcoholic extracts of Kava from sale (over the counter and prescription-only). Effective water soluble extracts are available but Kava is best used under professional guidance.

 

Zizyphus (Zizyphus spinosa)

Zizyphus is a chinese herb that relieves symptoms of anxiety including sweating, palpitations, insomnia, irritability and nervous exhaustion. I often prescribed it for peri-menopausal women suffering with anxiety and night sweats.

 

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

Passionflower is gentle enough for treating children’s nightmares and helping them stay in their own beds all night, but effective enough for relieving adult anxiety, nervous tension and exhaustion. It is mildly sedating (just enough to take the edge off your jitters) but won’t leave you groggy.

 

Use these herbal remedies to relieve your symptoms of stress and anxiety naturally

 

 

Remember, don’t wait another day to start feeling better. You deserve a healthy gut.

Kate x

 

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Is yoga really just for relaxing?

#TheTruthRevolution

This is an amazing interview series where I’m asking game changing health and well being experts one question:

What myth do you want to bust wide open for your clients?

While it may seem simple on the outside, the deep and life changing answers you’ll find over the coming months will rock your world. You’ll begin to question what you’ve been told and whether the brand or role model you trust really has your health and well being top of mind.

 

This month’s health myth-buster is the beautiful Rani Foreman from Road To Wellness:

 

HEALTH MYTH: Yoga is just to help you relax, right?

Yoga can and does have an amazing relaxation effect on both mind and body HOWEVER it’s not the only benefit!

Yoga means: “to yoke” or “to join”. One of my teachers recently shared a fantastic definition of yoga: “to bring about more harmony to your body, mind, spirit complex.” So, when you look at it that way, yoga differs for each individual. Before I give you three short examples, let me define a couple of the styles of yoga classes available today:

  1. Iyengar Yoga is based on alignment and makes use of props to encourage all bodies and abilities to practice;
  2. Ashtanga Vinyasa is a set sequence of postures connected by breath;
  3. Power Yoga is a vigorous, fitness-based style, closely related to the Ashtanga vinyasa method;
  4. Viniyoga is geared towards those with particular ailments or conditions and is often taught one-on-one; yin yoga consists of long holds, often floor based and aims to work deeply on connective tissues;
  5. Restorative Yoga, also floor based, is directed towards students who are injured, stressed or ill, who need a very gentle practice;
  6. plus many more styles that I have not mentioned (e.g. “Doga” or Doggy Yoga is even one of them now!)

All of the above styles of yoga originate from Hatha yoga (“Ha” = sun + “tha” = moon) using breath (Pranayama) and movement (Asana) to unite the opposites AND bring about harmony to your system.

 

So, which style would you choose? Which style of yoga would benefit your lifestyle, your body and your unique needs?

 

Three examples of individuals and the style they may choose:

  1. Ebony has a very busy life juggling many hats, to encourage her to be present, bring calm to her mind plus have a good sweat Ebony may choose an Ashtanga vinyasa based class. Whilst another person with a similar lifestyle may require stillness to counterbalance her energetic lifestyle, going for a Yin or Restorative class.
  2. Barry has aches and pains throughout his body and now realises it is time to replenish and nurture. Barry chooses to go along to restorative classes or an individualised Viniyoga (or Yoga Therapy) session.
  3. Georgie is naturally quite flexible and requires specific alignment cues to bring stability to her postures. She may choose Iyengar classes to build a more structured foundation.

 

Overall, YES yoga does have a relaxation effect. Most importantly though, test out different classes and teachers as you find what best suits YOUR individual needs so that you are able to achieve greater harmony and wellbeing throughout your body, mind, spirit complex.

 


About Rani:

Rani’s passion for movement and wellbeing was evident from a young age! It was during her studies of Exercise Physiology at university that she started practicing yoga to bring about a calming effect within body and mind. Her passion for yoga grew exponentially as she realised “Hey, there’s something more to this ‘Yoga’ thing!”.

In 2013, Rani undertook her initial Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and has continued to delve deeper ever since. In 2015, Rani undertook further training at the Gold Coast Yoga Centre, where she connected with her teacher Mark Togni.

This year she is undertaking Yoga Therapy training which effectively combines yoga practice and philosophy with exercise physiology to assist individuals create wellbeing and harmony within themselves and their lives. Rani’s life work is the practice of yoga and the sharing of her knowledge and experience.

Off the mat, you’ll find Rani playing on the beach with her two dogs; reading, writing & creating; working on her business Road To Wellness; building her hubby a website; surfing; recording audio yoga for friends and family; and having delicious coffee dates with loved ones! Face throwing a kiss

Her favourite quote at the moment is:
“The heart of yoga practice is the conscious awakening and movement of energy that creates a feeling of being fully alive and aware of the wholeness of one’s being in the world.” ~ Mark Stephens

Connect with Rani:  Website  |   Facebook  |  Instagram

 

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The ultimate guide to spicing up your libido naturally

Get your sexy back using my ten favourite natural aphrodisiacs

There are many reasons why you might like to try a natural aphrodisiac –

  • you’re tired after a day of work and/or chasing children,
  • you have started to prioritise watching “Offspring” or “The Block” over sex with your partner,
  • you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling in your own sense of self,
  • for a whole bunch of reasons you’ve neglected to do the things you used to do that made you feel sexy (wearing matching underwear, wearing something other than cotton, not taking the time to shave your legs when you know you should or throwing your hair in a ponytail because it’s easy)
  • you can’t find the time to exercise
  • you don’t get any time to yourself so you’ve got nothing in your tank left at the end of the day to share with your partner
  • you just don’t feel sexy anymore… or feel like having or enjoying sex anymore
  • you’d rather enjoy a glass of wine and some comfort food than sex

 

These are common comments from my patients who come in to my clinic tired, achy and completely sick of their lack of vitality. The last thing you want to do when you feel like this is to share yourself with someone on such an intimate level.

 

To have the energy to participate in giving and receiving love and enjoy it requires us to have a sense of our own vitality and a level of wellbeing that allows us to give of ourselves and still have enough energy in reserve to top up our own cup at the end of the day. I believe that this is where many of us fall down. We don’t give to ourselves throughout the day or even at the end of it so how are we expected to have anything left to offer our partner?
Enter my ten favourite natural aphrodisiacs. These wonderful herbal remedies and simple lifestyle changes are designed to give us a boost, a bit more energy, some sexual healing if you like to subtly remind us that we are sensual beings and this side of ourselves needs to be nurtured just as our physical or mental wellbeing. These natural herbal remedies will not make you a sex bunny but will offer you some extra and much needed support to get you in the sexy zone – once you’re there it’s your job to remember how happy it makes you, how we forget to include pleasure in our daily lives and just how important it is to our wellbeing.
I use these natural aphrodisiacs in my clinic as a reset button. Once you’re reset and remembering what it’s like to include sex and pleasure in your life again then you can stay in the zone simply by including some of these things in your daily life. The trick is to choose ones that will be easy to make a habit so you actually do them.

 

Get in touch with your sexy side, try these natural aphrodisiacs

 

  1. Exercise

This one is huge because it improves our body image, releases endorphins for happy hormones and makes us feel sexier, gives us energy and gets us back into our bodies and out of our heads. Being in your body is very important to feeling sexy. Try yoga, jogging, swimming, boxing, weight lifting, cycling, zumba, pole dancing, tai chi, pilates – it doesn’t actually matter what you do, just do it!

 

  1. Damiana(Turnera aphrodisiaca)

This herbal remedy was used by the Central American Mayans and the Aztecs to treat impotence and has uplifting and calming effects. Some say it will promote pleasant dreams (perhaps of the erotic nature) but I think this effect may be due to suggestion more than the herb itself. It is commonly used to promote fertility in both partners and has a long history of traditional use in improving fertility and regulating PMS symptoms and the menstrual cycle. It helps to improve mental and physical stamina and has mild anti-depressant effects.

 

  1. Maca(Lepidium meyenii)

In recent times, Maca has been hailed as a super food and with good reason. Also used and cultivated by ancient Central American cultures, Maca is known to improve sperm counts and sperm quality. It is said to be effective in enhancing sexual desire, particularly for men. Traditional cultures use Maca to balance female hormonal problems, assist with easing PMS symptoms and to improve overall energy and wellbeing.

 

  1. Refill your cup daily

Taking 5 or 30 minutes to sit on your own (or under the shower!) with no technology near you or anyone else. Replenish your vital energy, your reserves that you draw on throughout the day, without doing this we run ourselves down into the ground and wonder why we tired, have headaches and no energy to do anything but collapse on the couch at the end of the day.

 

  1. Make an effort

Whether it’s pulling out your sexy matching underwear from the bottom of the drawer, wearing a different perfume or sending a love text to your partner is there anything that’s really stopping you?

 

  1. Ginseng

There are different types of ginseng but all forms help improve your stamina, physical and mental performance, boost vitality and endurance. Panax ginseng is means “all healing” and is used for promoting female fertility, easing childbirth and balancing hormones.

 

  1. Be affectionate

Touch is vital to our wellbeing in all contexts. A hug from mum, a friend or even shaking hands with a co-worker can make us feel accepted and closer to that person. It’s no different with our partner. Sometimes we can forget this in arguably our most important relationship with our spouse.

Forget the peck on the cheek, go for the lips and a warm a hug when you see them in the morning or at the end of the day. You don’t have to go overboard to feel more connected – simply making them a cup of tea or coffee in the morning and smiling at each other can boost endorphins and your connection. When your connection is strong and alive, you’ll feel sexier.

 

  1. Please stop wearing track pants

I know how comfortable they are but it is simply not going to help you stay in the sexy zone.
Enough said.

 

  1. Shatavari (Asparagus racemosa)

An Indian herbal medicine that is reputed to give a woman “the energy for a thousand husbands”. Whoa. I know what you’re thinking – one husband is plenty thank you very much! I agree, but whenever I give this herb to a patient, they return commenting on how much better they feel inside themselves, they have more energy and vitality, the shine is back in their eyes and at the end of the day, that’s all any of us can ask for.

  1. Tribulus(Tribulus terrestris)

Tribulus is traditionally used to enhance sexual desire in both men and women and is commonly used among Naturopaths to treat low testosterone and erectile dysfunction. It improves circulation and has been proven in studies to increase sexual drive and performance by increasing natural levels of testosterone.

 

Use these natural aphrodisiacs to rediscover the sensual you

We all have a sensual side that is often the first thing to leave us when we get bogged down in our daily grind. Reawaken your sexy self with these simple herbal remedies and lifestyle changes.

Share this article with friends and your partner – everyone deserves to feel sexy in their skin.

 

Wishing you health and happiness,
Kate

 

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5 Best Natural Remedies for a Good Night’s Sleep

Use these natural remedies for a better night’s sleep

We all need a little help getting a good night’s sleep at times. It can be difficult to wind down after a long day of hectic modern life and Insomnia can occur for a variety of reasons:

  • Too much caffeine
  • Over-stimulation from activity late in the day/night
  • Exercising too close to bed time
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Stress
  • Taking a multivitamin too late in the day
  • Fatigue leading to ‘wired’ feeling and unable to switch off
  • Anxiety
  • Getting up too late in the day
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Some medications
  • Depression
  • Not enough exercise

 

Learning to relax is very important to a restful sleep.

Just as important is expending energy during the day. If sitting at the desk all day then moving to the couch at night sounds like your routine, it could very well be the cause of your poor sleep!

We are designed to put energy into our bodies and use it throughout the day. It’s really important to use as much energy as possible to be tired by night time and burn calories to maintain metabolism.

Cortisol is a hormone released by the adrenal glands to combat stress. Unfortunately in our modern, electronic world, this cortisol release happens all too frequently and can flood our body with unnecessary fight-or-flight response. Excess cortisol is a major factor in many of the insomnia cases I treat. Luckily, herbal medicine is brilliant for reversing its effects and stemming the tide of hormonal impact on sleep.

My top 5 best natural remedies for better sleep

Valarian (Valariana officinalis)

A herbal medicine traditionally used for sleep and can be taken both during the day and before bed. Valarian is a strong acting anti-anxiety and mildly sedating herbal medicine and should be used carefully. Don’t underestimate its power!

 

Chamomile (Chamomila spp.)

While Chamomile is used by herbalists for nervousness and digestive problems, it has wonderful calming and relaxing effects, particularly for cranky, tired children. It’s traditionally used for teething babies and easing tantrums. Chamomile is a warming herb and when taken as a tea is a very safe way to start using herbal medicines to calm the mind and body.

 

Hops (Humulus lupus)

Yes, the hops found in beer is a mild sedative and anti-anxiety herbal medicine that’s been used for hundreds of years to relieve stress and anxiety and promote an easy night’s sleep. It’s effective and fast-acting, particularly useful for difficulties falling asleep.

 

Rescue Remedy Sleep

A gentle and effective natural remedy for sleep, Rescue Remedy Night Drops are a combination of flower essences for calming a noisy, busy mind and relieving stress and anxiety. It is very effective with children and those with anxiety disorders. It is given in droplet form in some water or straight under the tongue half an hour before bed, and can be used again if woken during the night.

 

Magnesium Oil

Magnesium is essential for muscle relaxation and is effective for relieving symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome, PMS, muscle cramps, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, headaches, stress and anxiety. Although Magnesium tablets and powders are available, Magnesium Oil is absorbed quickly and can be used at the specific site where needed – legs, temples or abdomen. For promoting a good night’s sleep, massage Magnesium Oil on temples and the back of the neck and shoulders.

 

Using these natural remedies is a sure-fire way to getting on the sleepy train to a good night’s rest.

If your sleeping problems persist or are beginning to interfere with your daily life, please consult your healthcare professional. Underlying health conditions like stress and anxiety can affect our sleep patterns and should be diagnosed and addressed as part of any measure to improve your health and well-being. Sweet dreams!

 

Wishing you health and happiness,
Kate

 

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