When I moved to Coffs Harbour February of 2012, I was told by my fellow practitioners to master the art of treating coughs. As I have had time now to observe these little annoyances in my practice now for over a year and a half, I have to laugh at the accuracy of this previous comment.
Vitamin D deficiency is a common occurrence even in sunny Australia. We have been taught to ‘slip, slop, slap’ to the extent that 45-84% of Australians are effectively vitamin D deficient (NHMRC 2013). Mild vitamin D deficiency can be asymptomatic (meaning show no symptoms), but severe vitamin D deficiency is mainly seen in bone with such deficiencies causing rickets (a de mineralisation of bone causing bowing limbs in rapidly developing children) and oesteomalacia (soft bones) (Higdon 2003, pp75).
Homeopathic Silica – The gardeners friend! Silica is a mineral known well for its affiliation with healthy skin, hair and bones.The homeopathic remedy has a facinating picture of someone who is stubborn or fixed in their ideas. With both these characteristics in mind you can see why silica is an excellent remedy to use in the garden.
Weight is such an interesting topic as we are all conscious of our bodies and its ability to fluctuate in weight from time to time. Over the years you learn to identify key times in your life when you loose or gain weight. These influences can be both emotional and social, for instance, we have just come out the festive season and during this time it is natural to over indulge.