Lockdowns, restrictions, pandemics, media hype, fear of death, fear of catching a virus, loss of income, isolation and social media scrolling are just some of the reasons why mental health issues are front and centre in peoples minds these days.
People are suffering the impact and many are experiencing heightened anxiety and depression which are having devastating effects their lives. Counsellors and psychologists can’t keep up with the demands and their waiting lists are months long.
This is where Naturopathy, herbal medicine and nutrition for mental health can provide not only nurturing support but physiological change. Naturopaths are able not only to listen to you, offer caring support, we have the added bonus that we can prescribe you nutrients and herbal medicine to support your nervous system, calm down the stress response and help you sleep better, reduce anxiety and feel better.
Why prevention is always better than cure
I’m sure you have heard the phrase “Prevention is better than cure” and have probably uttered it yourself to someone at some time. It is a term we are all familiar with but what does it really mean and are you willing to partake in this strategy.
After years in practice, I have noticed is that most people wait until they are in pain or sick before they come and have some treatment. Similarly, few take the time to schedule a health and wellness plan for themselves to protect themselves from illness. Whether this relates to a sore stiff neck or back, a lurking sniffle or a recurrent health issue most people ignore the signs their body is giving them until it is too difficult to ignore and it needs urgent attention.
7 Best ways to stay productive while working from home
Working from home can have mixed results. For some it maybe a fabulous change from the office, with less travel time, fewer distractions and improved productivity. While for others it can be fraught with challenges. Without a dedicated work space, the presence of your partner, housemates or kids, being surrounded by temptations and distractions, it can be very difficult to concentrate on your tasks and remain productive. Here are 7 best ways to stay productive while working from home.
Here are 7 best ways to stay productive while working from home.
A naturopathic approach to immune support.
Prevention is better than cure.
The best naturopathic approach to support your immune system during a pandemic, before and during winter is to focus on taking nutritional and herbal medicines which strengthen the immune system and help with increasing your defences.
There are many evidence based herbs and nutrients which have been well researched and are know to reduce the duration and severity of infections as well as boost your immune capacity.