’tis the season

Good morning,

December is in full swing once again, so I thought I would send you some Herbaceous festive season information. I will keep it brief, as no-one needs information overload at this time of the year!

  • For those of you who require remedies for the holiday break, please contact me here, or phone reception on 03 95020650 by this Friday 13th December.
  • The final date for remedy collection is Saturday 21st December (Reception is open 9.15am to 1.15pm).
  • My last clinic day for the year will be Thursday 19th December, and I will return on Thursday 9th January.
  • Did you know that rosemary is a friend of the liver?  You can pick fresh stems of rosemary, squeeze half a lemon, and add them to your teapot to create a liver friendly brew.  The addition of rosemary to roasting or slow cooked meats actually helps the body to break down fats.
  • If you are partial to a little festive indulgence, eg: alcohol (!) then make sure you drink at least one glass of water to every glass of alcohol. This helps you to stay hydrated, and means you will feel better the next morning. Another tip is boosting your intake of good quality B Vitamins (I’m not talking about the well known type that fizz in your water glass!), which help your body to deal with the effects of alcohol.  Herbal medicines such as St Mary’s thistle and dandelion root are some liver friendly remedies which you may also like to consider. I can tailor make a festive tincture for you.  Contact me here  if you are interested.
  • Stress relieving remedies.  There are a couple of special classes of herbs known as adaptogens and nervines.  They help to nourish the nervous system, and provide a gentle boost in energy.  If you are feeling a little frazzled, then my herbal assistance is only a phone call away!  It’s wise to be proactive now, rather than to waiting until you are on holidays to plummet into a phase of exhaustion.  There is a reason why naturopathy is referred to as “preventative medicine”!.
  • Ensure you are having enough good quality sleep.  Start to relax at least an hour before you get into bed. This may mean taking a shower or bath, reading an actual book, listening to music, or sipping some relaxing herbal tea such as chamomile, melissa, passionflower or lavender. Note: switch off all screens at least an hour before bed.

2019 – it’s a wrap!

It has been another wonderful year working at Contagious Enthusiasm, and I thank you for your loyalty and support.  I look forward to helping you with your health needs in the new year.

I have had a little hiatus from writing my blog posts in 2019, but look out for my musings on all things health, herbs and nature again in 2020!

Warmest wishes to you this Christmas,



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