Thursday, March 27, 2014

Why are so many children being diagnosed with ADD and ADHD?

Why are so many children being diagnosed with ADD and ADHD?

Is it because more children are suffering with it, or because adults have less patience with kids being kids? Expecting kids to sit still all day in school, then come home and sit still is as unrealistic as me expecting my 5 month old puppy to lay quietly by my feet like a 10 year old dog.

Is it because of modern eating habits? The chemicals used for preservatives and flavor enhancements in pre-packaged prepared foods can't be good for any of us. And the way some children react to an overdose of sugar is apparent to even a casual observer. 

But is food the only reason why there seems to be an epidemic of ADHD?

Perhaps it has a lot to do with kids not getting outside to run and play – and not being expected to help with the work. They simply have a reserve of physical energy that needs an outlet. 

Perhaps it has to do with the over-stimulation of television and video games. Maybe it has something to do with both mom and dad needing to work outside the home, so they're both tired and stressed at the end of the day.

As with all things, the answer probably lies in a combination of things, but it's safe to assume that emotions play a large part in the ADHD epidemic.

If that were not so, Dr. Bach's Flower essences  wouldn't have a positive effect. And they do have a positive effect. Feel Bach's
Attention Deficit blend has helped both children and adults settle down and concentrate.

And it's not just for those who have been diagnosed.

The Attention Deficit blend is also helpful when life's events suddenly become overwhelming - so that your mind flits from one thing to another, preventing you from focusing long enough to get anything accomplished.

I think we've all been in that state once or twice - when there are just so many things going on around us, and so many tasks we need to perform, and so many people wanting our attention that we just "short out."

That's the time to reach for the
Attention Deficit blend and find relief.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shed the Worry – Don't Let World Events Make You Sick

Every time you turn on the TV, check your email, or read a newspaper there's more bad news.

From the decisions being made in Washington D.C. to events around the world, there's worry over politics. And then there's crime, job losses, the escalating national debt – and it goes on and on. 

But can you change it by worrying? No. 

You can help change a few things at home by voting. You can help ease some suffering in your own community by becoming a volunteer. You can add to prosperity in the world by working, and teaching your children that work is a good and honorable pursuit. 

You can help protect yourself and your loved ones by using good sense. Follow a sensible diet, drive safely, avoid walking on dark streets, etc. 

But you can't change world events or save people from their own destructive behavior. All you can do by living in fear is make yourself sick – and make your loved ones miserable.

So stop taking the world on your shoulders. Let go of the fear of what might happen. 

Several of Dr. Bach's essences are here to help you.  

  • Aspen treats pathological worry. 
  • Cherry Plum dissipates fear and the sense of losing control. 
  • Mimulus treats all types of fears and instills courage. 
  • Gorse and SweetChestnut give us confidence to face life with hope and positive feelings. 
  • Mustard fights depression. 
  • Red Chestnut dissipates fear of illness. 

This is your life. Live it to the fullest by banishing the fears that tarnish your days.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Using Flower Remedies Externally

We generally think of Dr. Bach's essences as something we take internally to help re-balance our energies.

However, according to the book:  Floral Acupuncture – Applying the Flower Essences of Dr. Bach to Acupuncture Sites, these healing essences are also effective when used externally.

The essences are used similarly to acupuncture, but instead of needles, practitioners apply a few drops of flower essence to points on a meridian. Then, as with acupuncture, the patient rests for about 45 minutes. 

The book introduces each of the 38 essences, tells what each is used for, and offers photographs showing the proper application points. Thus, this is treatment that can be applied at home by anyone willing to study the book and the illustrations.

According to the testimonials, relief can come quickly. For instance, a teacher who was mentally exhausted from a conflict with another teacher used Hornbeam to regain her cheerful outlook and enthusiasm. 

Hornbeam  can also relieve varicose veins and help soothe tired eyes when used as a compress. Since tired eyes seem to be a chronic ailment in our computer-oriented society, and since commercial eye drops do carry risks, this is welcome news.

White Chestnut applied to acupressure points gave another reader relief from thoughts that kept going round and round, preventing her from moving forward. White Chestnut re-patterned her thought process.

Yet another reader reported that this method of using
Centaury helped her to set boundaries in her life – and stop being a “yes-person.” She used Centaury when faced with a specific situation.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Taking my own advice - Feel5ive!

Most of the time my life is pretty calm and serene - but this week I am facing abject terror! 

Yes, I'm doing the thing I fear most - going to the dentist. I couldn't put it off any longer. When my darling little horse smacked me in the face with his head a few years back he cracked a couple of teeth that had been capped. And... two of them broke off.

So - it's either go around with holes in my face, or get a grip on fear and visit the dentist. 

Feel5ive is going with me - ahead of time. I'm going to start dosing a couple of days ahead of my appointment, just to get myself on an even keel and to prevent getting "all worked up" about it in advance. 

What kind of scary things are YOU facing? 

Whatever they are, Feel5ive will help you through them. Our flower essences won't make the problems go away, but they'll help you stay calm and collected, so you can get through that time without a melt-down.  

Feel5ive is an exact replica of Dr. Bach's original calmative formula. We even use Brandy, just as he did. (Our competitors use grape alcohol.)

When you're standing up to your fears - either by choice or by "no-choice" begin taking Feel5ive at least a few hours prior to the stress. Of course, if the stress is ongoing, you should take it 4 times per day. With this help, your mind will stop running away with you - making things even worse than they really are. You'll be able to focus and do whatever you need to do. 

What if you didn't anticipate the stress, but there it is?

Take a deep breath and dose of Feel5ive. You'll feel better soon.