If your fish is sick, clean the tank, they say. The fish gets better.
We all know there are countless sources of environmental stress that poison the ‘tank’ we swim is less than ideal. Airborne and waterborne chemicals, metals in our buildings and in the products we use, chemicals in what we eat and drink, loud or repetitive noises, electromagnetic radiation from phones, WIFI, smart meters… etc, etc, etc.
While most of us tolerate a low level of this kind of pollution, toxins pose a constant irritation which can challenge the immune system. Over a long period of exposure they may niggle away at best health and make us all more vulnerable.
Having a strong immune system is optimal while we maintain the lonely vigil of social distance rules, cope with wearing masks and sterilising hands in the months of 2020. Not to mention coming in contact with someone who tests positive for Corona Virus.
A robust person with a top functioning immune system may not detect environmental stressors. This is not true for those in poor health. They may struggle with a chronic condition or take debilitating medication. Some may be getting over an illness or recovering from a serious operation. Others harbour a propensity for a specific condition because of family history. So what happens? Energy levels dip, they get tired faster and there is a disengagement, a disinclination to follow through or try new things. They can’t be their best selves.
What’s scary is that our terrain presents invisible poisons. So invisible perhaps that the local governments don’t know of them, don’t regulate them or turn a blind eye. I don’t mean to sound alarmist – I know I do.
Factories and the chemical industry discharge by-products into the soil or the air, and some say jet planes spray chem trails high overhead. Chemicals are in cleaning products, in glue, paint and garden insecticides. Food and beverages are modified (colours, flavour enhancers, emulsifiers, GMOs?) Plastic and rubber, pillows and carpet underlays off-gas vapours. There are chemicals in cosmetics, soaps , deodorants, shampoos and dyes, in sun screen creams, perfumes and toothpastes. There are fire, moth and mould repellents in our clothes and bedding and upholstery. Supermarkets and offices may be host to asbestos, poor (fluorescent blue) light and mouldy walls. Electromagnetic radiation from cell phones and WIFI networks permeates our homes, offices and communal urban areas. Workers in many fields (dentists, garage mechanics, hairdressers, plumbers) inhale fumes to do their jobs. The lungs, the liver, the eyes, the nose and the skin suffer the consequences. Later the brain and the heart can be compromised.
What can you do?
Pay attention to the terrain; keep it clean and fresh. Your immune system will thank you. It will allow any procedure you undergo to heal more swiftly and any meds you take to work more efficiently.
You know what might be out there. Take note of what you put into your body. It matters what you eat. Food cravings? What can you do to curb them? Can you plan ahead so you put in what is healthy? If you lack sleep, how can you create a better environment? (see my post on anxiety and sleeplessness ) If you don’t exercise, start. Read labels on clothing and cleaning products. Turn off WIFI at night. Keep your cell on airplane mode when you don’t need it. (You don’t need it as much as you think.)
There are tests (blood, urine, hair analysis, saliva tests, hearing, vision, kinesiology, stethoscope exam, spirometry ) to find out if there is an excess of metal in your body, if your lungs are working properly, if you are allergic to a certain food, if your adrenals are burned out ,if you hear and see as you should.
Homeopathy offers remedies that counter effects of many of the poisons mentioned above. Once you can pinpoint what is causing your debility, you know you are sensitive. Below are a few homeopathic solutions that address common causes of environmental stress. Get in touch with me for specific concerns.
Take 30c, once daily, for a week and pay attention to whether symptoms are alleviated. Take 20 minutes away from food or drink. Reduce on improvement.
Hay fever sufferers would benefit from a mixed pollen solution, based on local trees. Local pharmacies offer such a remedy. Ask for ‘Pollini ed Erbe Misti’ (see my post on Hay Fever)
General chemical sensitivity resulting in colds, coughs and sore throats. Arsenicum
Tobacco smoke causing headache, indigestions, light sleep and not enough Ignatia Amara OR smoke fumes causing toothache, headache, palpitations, chest pains Spigelia.
Radiation causes exhaustion, sleepiness (wakes unrefreshed no matter how much sleep) head and back aches joint and muscle aches. Itchy rash. Depressed, irritable. Radium bromatum
Gas fumes causing dizziness, sleepiness, trembling with cold sweat. Weak. Heavy headache, irrigating cough. Vison not well focused. Carbonium sulphurate OR gas fumes cause sluggishness, mental and physical, feeling drugged, hot and sweaty. Opium