Sometimes it’s the Little Things…

You wake up scratchy. Your eyes feel rough and sandpapered and your skin feels parched. You have a pounding headache and you just don’t feel up to having a shower and getting ready for work and starting the day and being in the office around a whole lot of people. You feel downright lousy!

Your throat feels rough and your joints are stiff. You just feel downright bad.

So what’s the problem?

What serious ailment afflicts you and disrupts your ability to live fully and easily? Are you suffering a virus? A fever of some sort? Are foreign bacteria overtaking your body?  Perhaps you are getting extremely ill. Perhaps you are never going to improve and the prognosis is poor. You are on the downhill slide and there is NOTHING you can do about it whatsoever!

 

The Number 1 Natural Remedy Solution

Or perhaps the solution is a thousand times simpler. Perhaps there is very little wrong at all. What if the answer to your illness woes is so very simple and lies all around you. As a naturopath i see patients who often feel as if they are on their proverbial “last legs.”

Sometimes these worried patients come in to the clinic and enquire about a host of scary, dramatic diseases and illnesses they have researched on the internet. They believe that they need a massive natural health overhaul to steady and heal them.

The first thing i do with patients is to check o their fundamental self-care. How are you treating yourself? Are you sleeping? What are you eating? Are you working too hard? What is happening in your personal life? Are you exposed to any toxins or chemicals? Are you eating fresh fruit and vegetables?

And last but definitely not least…

HOW MUCH WATER ARE YOU DRINKING?

Yes. I will ask about that most precious and important of liquids refreshments….

H2O.

Naturopathic tip for the day

One of the most important tips I can give any and every client is to make sure water intake is adequate. It is so important and so vital and so overlooked. YOU need good hydration.[1]

The vast majority of people I see do not drink enough water. They might drink a lot of tea or green tea (which contains caffeine as well as antioxidants[2]). Now green tea is absolutely brilliant in my view, with a high content of flavonoids and antioxidants. But there is also something to be said for the humble and very plain and straight-laced glass of water.

Simple.

Clean.
Fresh.

Easy.

And available for us lucky people here in Australia and the western world. How blessed we are compared to other cultures that struggle for the basics such as ready access to the wonderful H20.

Water is a natural flusher. It aids in detoxification of toxins and is essential for healthy liver and kidney functioning. We need it for healthy life and healthy living.

So make sure you have at least 6 glasses spread throughout the day. You will be surprised how much better you will feel once you get into this routine!


[1] http://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition/factsheets/hydration2

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea