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Christmas – End of Year Ailments

What is the most queried ailment in our natural therapies retail store over this time of the year?

Weightloss you ask? Detoxing?

Those are definitely high on the list.

But the most queried ailment is exhaustion and stress. Often leading to sleeplessness.

This time of year seems to be a time – every year – that we are burnt out.

Our adrenals, nervous system and mind are over loaded.

This leads to brain fog; no energy; sleep disturbance due to mind talk and mood changes.


When the body is in this state there are a few ways you can support to get through and to minimize.

Go to bed early

Not something you want to hear this time of year. But do try to get to bed on 10 pm. Your body really can cope better with the right amount of sleep.


Drink your water regularly during the day. Add some non sugar based electrolytes.  Being hydrated allows the body to function better. Removing daily toxins and allowing the blood to not become congested. Brain fog is also lessened in the afternoon if you are hydrated.


Eat regularly before you are hungry. And stay away from the sugary processed food. Too hard? – think of smoothies. There are wonderful, healthy, easily absorbable choices on the market. High energy, nutritional and good tasting. Our world just got a lot smarter – we have great tasting superfoods in abundance in store. Easy to make too.


Try to minimize alcohol, coffee and sugary drinks.

In fact if really stressed – then these are the last thing your body needs.

The cleaner your diet, the less stressed the body. The more energy and well being you will have.


There are times when good food and good lifestyle are not enough.

There are some easy ways wonderful ways to make a difference.

But don’t just run a bath – make it an event.

Aromatherapy oils for stress and tension are great in the bath and/or burner.

Mineral bath salts are easy and wonderful to make the bath a therapeutic event.

There are even mineral salts that already have the essential oils added for simplicity and price.

Last but not least – as if the smell of the oils is not enough to soothe.

Light some candles and play some relaxing music.

Then SOAK.

Do this regularly.


Go outside and Breathe.

Do what makes you happy.

Stretching, walking, soaking up the gardens and bird song.

Even just 5 minutes a day is better than not at all.

Take time for you.

Get a massage, a foot scrub, a facial.

Whichever makes you relax and feel good.


There are also some wonderful herbs/supplements for this time.

B Complex is highly recommended.

B Vitamins are water soluble – when you are stressed they are needed every day.

Magnesium is very important for twitching muscles, eyes twitches or cramp.

There are herbs for memory and/or stress.

And rescue drops for anxiety and sleep

Talk to the trusted team of natural health specialists for the best advice for you and your family.

Remember to always take as directed and talk to your health professional if symptoms persist.


The quality of the product does make a difference. When you are stressed or your digestive system is compromised – your absorption might not be 100%.

Better supplements do not equal to higher prices – but they do equal results.

It is also important to get the right product for your situation.


Make this the best summer EVER – with more energy and well being.

Monica van de Weerd

Naturally Healthy