Virus Support

The Corona virus is causing a lot of concern in regards to what clinics are open for practice.

I would like to inform all my patients that I will remain open for practice unless a total lockdown is enforced.

Alternatively, I also offer a mobile or online service for those who cannot or prefer not to travel.

Naturopaths specialise in boosting and modulating the immune system and reducing the side effects of influenza, this includes patients presenting with upper and/or lower respiratory tract infections.

Please be reassured that I am here for you in this time for need.

I have included below a beautiful Garlic oxymel recipe. Take it as you would a cough syrup. It works a treat.

Now more than ever, It’s Thyme for Natural Medicine!
Stay safe!

Garlic Oxymel
Dosage
• Take 1 tablespoon as need
Ingredients
• 30gm (approx. 10 cloves of pink garlic)
• 4gm fennel seeds (optional)
• 4gmcaraway seeds (optional)
• 100mL apple cider vinegar
• 40mL honey (manuka)
Method 1 – For a mild garlic taste and effect
• Gently warm seeds in apple cider vinegar for a few minutes – careful not to boil. Remove from heat
• Add the peeled and crushed garlic to warm apple cider vinegar mix
• Strain and add honey to thicken
• Store in jar in refrigerator
Method 2 – For a very strong garlic taste and effect
• Gently warm seeds in vinegar without boiling for a few minutes, then strain
• Add honey and warmth to combine
• Peel and crush garlic and place in jar
• Pour the warm honey and vinegar mixture over the garlic and steep
• Store in jar in refrigerator
Method 3 – Fermented for a strong effect
• Digest carraway and fennel seeds in vinegar for 7-14 days (use a clean glass jar: pasta sauce jar)
• Add crush garlic and leave for another day
• Strain herbs (optional) and warm on stove add melted honey and leave on very low heat until thickened
• Store in jar in refrigerator

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Immune Support and Protection with Vitamin C

Vitamin C – IMMUNE STIMULATION AND PROTECTION!

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) stimulates both sides of our immune systems – innate and adaptive. It stimulates
white blood cells which includes neutrophils and phagocytes. These two guys are the soldiers that patrol our bodies in search of enemies, including viruses to destroy them.
Additionally, supplemental vitamin C also increases antibody levels and protect the integrity of immune cells.

We cannot synthesise vitamin C so it is vital to obtain it through food or supplementation.

Food sources include:
Think C for CITRUS, this is an easy one to remember – oranges and grapefruits. Think B for BERRIES: cranberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. Among the VEGIES, capsicum, broccoli and brussel sprouts are amongst the best sources. Cooking destroys vitamin C so always enjoy raw.
According to nutrition Australia, on average, we should be consuming at least 2 servings of fruit per day and preferably organic in order to avoid nasty herbicides and pesticides.

Supplemental form should contain several forms of ascorbic acid such as calcium ascorbate, ascorbyl palmate, sodium ascorbate or magnesium ascorbate.

Dosage will vary depending on the individual and medical history.
High dose can affect aluminium absorption and influence bowel motions.
High dose vitamin C should be avoided by people who struggle with kidney stones, gout, cirrhosis or renal acidosis.

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