The symptoms of stress are caused by the hormone adrenaline which prepares the body for the flight and fight reaction – a certain amount of which is beneficial and assists us in ‘winning the race’. However, it may also bring on negative feelings, emotions and even physical symptoms which may include anxiety, apprehension or nervous dread, brain fog, weak memory, fear, anger or irritability, over-active mind, sweating, the urgent need to urinate, sleeplessness and even exhaustion.
When I asked my youngest son of nine what he feels before a school cycle test, he moved his hand in a circular motion over his tummy and he said that “it feels like things are flying around”! I thought this description was perfect for what we used to call “the butterflies”, which is a nice name for something quite nasty!
Eugenie Rowson, has put together a holiday kit of 21 remedies to cover any eventuality these holidays. And once you’re home, these same remedies will assist your family further with hundreds of everyday ailments. It will only take up a small space in your luggage and give you enormous peace of mind – don’t go anywhere without it!
Q: What can you recommend for a friend in his late 70s who suffers from erection problems? He can get an erection, but as soon as he attempts penetration, he loses it. It comes back and goes away and it is enormously frustrating.
Q: I have developed dark marks in my face – more severe during summer and this is really denting my confidence. I have been told by the dermatologist that there is no cure for these marks since it is hormonal and also caused by the sun.
Q: My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is following alternative protocols – the Budwig diet and the Kelley enzyme protocol. Both are well-recognised internationally, but we’ve been battling to find someone locally who could monitor her progress, or suggest a diet or supplements, or even just help with her everyday problems while on the protocol, like nausea. I think very few people here know about it, and we’re not doctors so we’re worried about just mixing a lot of different remedies. Do you know of these protocols, would you recommend them, or could you perhaps help us in any way? I know your book is for common ailments, but thought I’d at least find out!
Q: I am 53 years of age. I suffer from severe back pains from the neck downwards. This only happens when I am lying flat and not at any time. I had consulted a doctor and was diagnosed with arthritis. Can I please be advised on which remedy to take?
Haemorrhoids are small, blood-filled swellings caused by dilated varicose veins. At first, they are located just inside the anus but can sometimes protrude. Haemorrhoids are not dangerous but they can be painful and uncomfortable. Many people have haemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Constipation and prolonged straining when using the toilet are believed to contribute to the formation of haemorrhoids by increasing the pressure in the veins. Haemorrhoids are also very common during and after pregnancy, and in those who may be carrying a few extra pounds.
As we head into the silly season, many of my patients are asking me the same question: Is there a remedy for a hangover? The answer is a definite yes! Choose one of the following hangover remedies according to your most prominent symptoms.