In our home, we use a lot of natural methodologies in order to keep our bodies healthy.
We take a lot of Vitamin C and Vitamin D.
We eat a lot of fruits and veggies.
We get exercise.
We use essential oils (Young Living is our preferred brand).
We try to eliminate all chemicals in our environment.
We love elderberry syrup made with raw, local honey.
But sometimes, we still get injured or sick.
We do not take antibiotics.
We do not take ibuprofen.
We do not take Tylenol.
We definitely do not take steroids.
Our choice for healthcare in the situation where we are injured (not critically) is homeopathy.
Our choice for healthcare in the situation of a sickness is also homeopathy.
Homeopathy is the idea that "like cures like". It is the treatment of disease by minute doses of natural substances that in a healthy person would produce symptoms of disease.
So the symptoms for an overdose of Beladonna are:
headache; nausea; vomiting; dry mouth; difficulty swallowing; blurred vision; dilated pupils; hot, dry skin; dizziness; drowsiness; confusion; anxiety; seizures; weak pulse; and an irregular heartbeat.
So when someone in our family has one of these symptoms (from a known or even unknown cause) like a throbbing headache we will take a Beladonna 30c homeopathic remedy. This is a very minute dose and will, usually within minutes, take away the symptoms of the throbbing headache. If the case is severe, a second dose may be needed, but that is rare.
The symptoms of Arsenic poisoning include
vomiting, abdominal pain, encephalopathy, and watery diarrhea that contains blood. Long-term exposure can result in thickening of the skin, darker skin, abdominal pain, diarrhea, heart disease, numbness, and cancer.
So when we have symptoms that match these - like food poisoning - we will take the homeopathic remedy Arsenicum Album 200c. This will bring about a quick, full recovery of all the symptoms.
I actually took this remedy this week. I was having a very noisy tummy with a lot of cramping and, well, let's just say "bathroom issues" from an unknown cause. I took one dose of Arsenicum Album 30c and felt better within 15 minutes.
If you are interested in learning more about homeopathy, please watch for more resources coming soon.
Also coming soon will be an online class on how to strengthen your immune system naturally before the upcoming cold and flu season.