Monthly Health Tips

Essential Oils for Cold and Flu

November 2019

Cold and flu season is right around the corner ! One way to help ease your symptoms is by using Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Peppermint or Lemon in an essential oil diffuser. These aromas will bring soothing relief of sinus congestion and cough.

Remember: hand washing for 20 seconds with warm soap and water can greatly reduce the spread of these germs!

How To Reduce Stress

October 2019

We all suffer from stress. One way to reduce stress in our lives is to spend more time in nature. Research has shown spending time outdoors can lower your blood pressure, boost your immunity and reduce the stress hormone cortisol. In the next month try to plan some time outdoors at a local park, beach, hiking trail, Audubon center or your own back yard. You will be surprised how much better you will feel!

Suffering From Headaches? Could be what you are eating…

September 2019

Gluten is known to cause or make headaches worse as it can create inflammation in the body. People that have eliminated gluten from their diet have had a significant decrease in their symptoms.It takes patience as it can take up to 6 months for the body to be rid of gluten completely.  

Tick and Lyme Disease Prevention

July 2019

New Hampshire has one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the nation. Here are some ways to prevent tick bites that can cause this debilitating illness.

Use natural products/sprays prior to venturing outdoors that contain cedar oil, peppermint, citronella, tea tree, eucalyptus or neem oil.

If you are out in the woods, fields or even gardening in your back yard, wear long sleeves, hat and tuck your pants into your socks-not the most fashionable, but will help prevent ticks from crawling up your leg!

Use a lint brush on your clothes, back packs and shoes after being outside, then do a full body tick check.

If you have outdoor pets, check them daily for ticks before letting them back in the house.

Put your clothes that you have worn outside in the dryer on high heat immediately after use.  

Studies have shown consuming garlic helps prevent tick bites-apparently they don’t like the taste on your skin!

Enjoy the outdoors and be safe!

 

 

Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

June 2019

It is that time of year, millions of people suffer from pollen and mold exposure. During an allergy "attack" the body is going into overdrive, releasing histamines which cause sinus and respiratory symptoms. The main goal of combating allergies is decreasing inflammation in the body. Here are some natural remedies that may help.

  1. Combine 1/2 tbsp. raw local honey, 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar and 1 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice, take up to 3 times a day.
  2. Spices to add to your cooking, garlic, turmeric and ginger
  3. Avoid foods that increase inflammation in the body-dairy, sugar, fried and processed food.
  4. Drink up to 96 ounces of water daily

Possible Signs of Mold Illness

April 2019

Did you know that INDOOR air pollution is often much worse than outdoor air pollution?  Most people don’t realize that the air quality in their home can have a dramatic impact on their health,and not just respiratory health!  The most common source of indoor air pollution is from toxic molds, which grows easily when there is moisture and a food source (such as wood or drywall, etc).  It doesn’t take much for toxic mold to grow,so it is unfortunately all too common! Indoor mold is bad news for everyone, but some people are especially sensitive and susceptible.

From the Dr. Shoemaker’s survivingmold.com website, here is a list of some common mold illness symptoms:

♦Fatigue ♦Weakness♦Aches♦Muscle Cramps ♦Unusual Pain ♦Ice Pick Pain ♦Headache♦Light Sensitivity ♦Red Eyes ♦Blurred Vision ♦Tearing♦Sinus Problems ♦Cough ♦Shortness of Breath ♦Abdominal Pain ♦Diarrhea ♦Joint Pain ♦Morning Stiffness ♦Memory Issues

For more information see survivingmold.com

Dr. Chan is certified in the Shoemaker protocol and also completed an Environmental Medicine certification through Spirit Med Physician Training program. She is passionate about helping her patients feel better while living and working in healthy spaces.

 

How To Relieve Muscle Pain Without a Prescription

March 2019

Epsom Salt Bath..

1 cup of Epsom salt for a standard tub

Water should be warm not hot

Add a few drops of Lavender for a soothing aroma

Soak for no more than 20-30 minutes, gently rinse off after bathing

Relax and Enjoy!

Lyme Disease-How To Boost Your Immune System

February 2019

Eating Organic: Consuming organically grown food reduces your exposure to pesticides, heavy metals and solvents that can be present in some conventionally grown food. These toxins in turn can affect your nervous system as well as white blood cell function thus compromising your immune system.

Foods: bone broth, garlic, broccoli, turmeric, ginger, almonds,green tea and blueberries have been known to have nutritional properties that help your immune system fight infection  

Vitamins: Vitamin C, B6 and Vitamin E support systems in the body to help fight infection, rid the body of free radicals and provide essential nutrients for immune function.

If you or someone you know is suffering from Lyme disease, read about our Lyme Magnetic Protocol in our Service page, https://www.nhhealthwellness.com/services/lyme-magnetic-protocol

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