i am back from the heat of new york, to the grey and damp of london!  i cant believe how much rain there has been – i can see by the empty containers that i left in the garden, which i intend to fill by rain for use when we next get a hosepipe ban – they were completely full!

you know what i hate with heat – mosquito bites! fortunately, i didnt get any, but poor alice did – even in a city.   they are such a pain on holiday.  next time i go away somewhere exotic, i vow to try  taking b12 vitamins – apparently mosquitos dont like them.    we tried everything, from citronella oil, lavender and mosiguard but ended up using jungle formula – so much for my natural organic products!  for something natural to stop the swelling and itching, try a mixture of german chamomile, lavender and melissa oil – pour a few drops into some almond oil – it really does help.  otherwise good old benadryl cream definitely does help (it depends how natural you want to be).  also taking the homeopathic remedy apis is a great help, the problem is you need to travel totally prepared and so your medicine bag becomes heavier than the rest of your luggage.  to go back to homeopathy for travel, i now take a couple of pulsatilla pills as the plane ascends and descends and i find that this definitely helps with the pain in your ears.   a high dose of  arnica, such as 200 is also a great remedy for jetlag – for a great homeopath, try Carole Ingram Tel: 020 7431 7768 / 07790 243220 or Caroline Harper on caroline@neilmac.net.  Caroline is a traditional homeopath, but Carole is also a healer and takes a more holistic view.

Email: carolehomeopath@btinternet.com

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