Meridian Care : Frequently Asked Questions
Detox Uncovered
Mens health Summer & Vacation
Rescue Remedy Study & Exams Hayfever Remedies
Quitting Smoking Alopecia Bach Flower Remedies
Cranberries are not just for Christmas Help with Hangovers Weight Control
Halloween Autumn/
Winter Remedies
Tiger Balm
The Healthy Hangover Remedies
Alcohol is a diuretic therefore dehydrates the body, which is one of the main symptoms of a hang over. Drink plenty of water before during and after a session to combat the dehydrating effects of alcohol .The Liver takes roughly one hour to process one unit of alcohol. Taking Milk Thistle, which is a herbal remedy used to assist the liver’s functioning, will aid the liver in breaking down the alcohol consumed and cleanse the body of toxins. Alcohol also lowers the blood sugar level in the body but you can combat this in the short term by eating fruit, energy bars or drinking juices especially cranberry juice which aids cleansing of the kidneys and speeds up elimination of waste in the body, these will also aid the liver in releasing stored sugar into the blood stream again. Afterwards take some complex carbohydrates such as wholemeal bread, pasta, rice or cereal to continue blood sugar restoration and to help absorb some of the alcohol and toxins in the body. Antioxidants and vitamin C also assist break down of alcohol molecules. Pectin acid contained in apples will have a similar effect as milk thistle in assisting break down of alcohol. Meat, fruit, vegetables and dairy products will assist restoration of mental agility and fight off that woozy feeling.
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What is Alopecia & what may help the condition?
Alopecia is the loss of hair as in baldness .It can occur in patches or over an entire area of the scalp .It may only affect the hair but can also affect the scalp underneath appearing as a fungal infection .It is a condition which may be reversed depending on what the cause was.
Some natural products which may benefit the condition and which are worth trying are:
Rosemary hair lotion from Weleda.
Maxi hair from Country Life.
Many of the Hair care Nutrients.
Cedarwood Oil.
Stress busting techniques such as Yoga or Tai Chi may also help this condition as they are reducing stress levels in the body which may have been the trigger for the Alopecia to appear in the first place.
Reflexology or Massage may help in a similar manner as they also reduce the stress levels pent up in the body.
Indian Head Massage would be another therapy worth trying for this condition as in this therapy the scalp and facia underneath are stimulated improving circulation in this area .Many therapists in this field have noted an improvement in the hair condition and improved growth after a series of treatments.
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20 MINUTES…..Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normality as do the temperature of the body ,hands and feet.

8 HOURS…..Levels of carbon monoxide in the body return to normal.

24 HOURS…..The lungs start to clear and the risk of heart attack is diminished.

48 HOURS…..Sense of taste and smell begin to trurn.

72 HOURS…..Bronchial tubes start to relax,improving breathing ,and energy levels increase.

3 WEEKS…..Circulation and functioning of the lungs improve.
3 MONTHS…..Smokers cough disappears with breathing and lung functions improving by up to 30%.Colds also are less

1 YEAR…..Risks from heart attacks are reduced by 50%

5 YEARS…..Risks of lung cancer are reduced to half that of a smoker.

10 YEARS…..Risks of cancer drop dramatically and the risk of heart attack is reduced to almost the same level of a person who has never smoked.
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Cranberries are not just for Christmas?
Although this is the only time most of come in contact with these wonderful berries. Cranberries and their juices and extracts have many healthy benefits for our bodies. With most remedies they have been passed down through the ages but with modern technology and chemical medications, the likes of Cranberry have been put on the back-burner.
Cranberries and their extracts have so many benefits to us that we should definitely ignore them no longer. Firstly Cranberries are native to North America and one of the best and most colourful places where these are harvested vastly is picturesque Cape Cod in Massachusettes,not far from Boston. Well worth a visit if you are ever in the area. These berries grow on trailing vines similar to strawberries with pink flowers and the fruit itself is red. They are related to the blueberry.
Among the many benefits we will outline briefly just to give you a taste of how you will benefit from a daily intake of this berry whether that be as a juice , spread or as a vitamin supplement. Of the many benefits of this wonderful berry they are mainly anti bacterial, immune boosting and infection fighting.

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Bach Flower Remedies
The English physician and homeopath Dr Edward Bach firmly believed that true healing could not take place until the individual found peace of mind and inner happiness. According to Dr Bach, unresolved emotional conflicts and a negative viewpoint caused physical illness. Transforming the conflict or outlook in a positive way would inevitably trigger the body to heal on all levels.
In the 1930s, Bach sought a natural, organic method of treatment that would not harm or change the original curative substance. He developed the technique of gathering flowers at their peak of perfection and leaving them out in the sun in purified water, then diluting the water and preserving it with alcohol in a concentrated tincture.
Using methods similar to those used in homeopathic remedies, Bach then further weakened the mixture in spring water to produce a final solution. Bach Flower Remedies, as we know them today, were the result. In theory, the remedies act as catalysts to the healing process by harmonising the individual's emotional and spiritual outlook.When deciding on a flower essence that is right for you, try to determine exactly how you are feeling at that moment, then match your mood to the appropriate essence.

Although directions may be found on the packaging, the prescribed treatment is usually four drops under the tongue, four times daily, for about six to eight weeks or until the condition is cured. Alternatively, the drops may be poured into a glass of water and sipped four times daily.Once you familiarise yourself with which remedy works for you, you can begin to try other combinations. To prepare a compound tincture, add two drops of each essence into a small glass bottle with a dropper attached to the cap. Add purified spring water and one or two droppers of a preservative, such as apple cider or brandy. Attach the cap and mix the ingredients by gently but firmly tapping the bottom of the bottle on your palm about 30 times.
Anyone who wishes to deal with and resolve any recurring unhealthy patterns in their life may find that flower essences give them the initial boost they need to start the healing process. As with other complementary therapies that have not been scientifically proven, however, flower remedies require a certain amount of initial faith and will therefore not be suited to everyone.Science aside, proponents of flower remedies use them to restore harmony and calm to the body, mind and spirit.For example, people who are experiencing family discord, stressful job situations, emotional trauma due to an accident, or general nervousness and irritability, will find that they are able to deal with the situation with a renewed emotional strength. Once the negative emotions are alleviated, any related physical symptoms can begin to heal as well.
Flower remedies are non-addictive, physically harmless and completely safe unless they are used as a substitute for conventional medical treatment. The essences do not affect other prescribed treatments and, for the most part, they remain unaffected by them.
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Rescue Remedy???
Rescue Remedy combines five Bach Flower Remedies; Impatiens; Star of Bethlehem; Cherry Plum; Rock Rose and Clematis.
It can be used to help you cope with immediate everyday situations such as going to the dentist, interviews, making a complaint or wedding day nerves. It can also help in times of crisis or trauma such as bereavement, a relationship breakdown or redundancy.
Bach Rescue Remedy helps center the emotions until the crisis is past. Bach Rescue Remedy is the one product that you need to take care of all kinds of emotional stress.Rescue Remedy, is a natural stress reliever that many people keep on hand at home and in travel kits. It can often help both people and animals recover from injury, fright, illness, travel fatigue, chocolate ingestion and irritation.
Rescue Remedy comes in three forms :Drops,Spray and Cream.
Dilute four drops of Rescue Remedy in a glass of water and sip at intervals. Replenish as neccessary
For multiple use, add two drops of Rescue Remedy to a 30ml mixing bottle, top up with mineral water and take four drops at least four times a day.
If neccessary, the Bach Flower Remedies can be dropped neat onto the tongue, or rubbed onto the lips, behind the ears, or on the temples and wrists.
Rescue Cream is a general skin salve to sooth and restore. Containing a blend of six flower remedies,Crab apple added to the other 5, it lets you apply cream externally and moisturises rough, dry skin to restore it to its natural good condition.
Flower essences are free of harmful effects and can be used along with conventional medicines. Gentle, safe effective treatment for the whole family. No artificial additive. Suitable for vegans. If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a health professional before use.

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