It’s wet, wet, wet.
On the upside, rainy days tend to temporarily ease hay fever symptoms and seasonal malaise.
As sunny spring days have been rare this season, patches of warm weather feels extra delicious. Research shows the sunlight is actually addictive, due triggering a release of feel good hormones like serotonin. The senses are awoken by bright colours in nature, floral aromas, warm gentle air and the sound of birdsong. No wonder spring is so many people’s favourite season.
Time for a check up
Our health also has seasons. One of the delights of being in business for over 30 years, is witnessing the changes in my client’s lives over the decades. Those in their early 20s when we first worked together, often return in their 40s and 50s with new health challenges and life pressures.
It’s not unusual to ignore niggling symptoms and hope they go away. At any time in our life this strategy can potentially have devastating consequences. But when we hit our 40s and beyond, there’s greater urgency to listen to our body and take these messages seriously.
The information we receive from blood and other medical tests provide data. They track individual health trends and offer an opportunity to correlate information from different parts of our body. Data is empowering!
If you’re over 40, it’s time to understand the simple tests that could save your life. Remember, if the data throws a curve ball, I’m here to support you through it with a wide variety of trusted lifestyle hacks, information and supportive remedies.
Are you loving the return of asparagus or snagging juicy ripe mulberries from neighbourhood trees?
The herbs and seeds I planted in my little backyard garden bed are coming along. I love adding fresh dill to Indian dhal and curries, it’s a total flavour revelation.
On a personal note
I recently saw a new GP and had a few overdue tests. While I’ve kept up to date with gynae, bowel and breast screening, it’d been a while since I had a proper check-up.
Happily, 95% of my markers had significantly improved. Strategies like taking magnesium to improve my Vitamin D uptake and altering how I supplement my iron are paying off. But an x-ray yielded some unwanted surprises. While it’s a privilege to be alive (when nine years ago such longevity wasn’t a given) the price we pay for this is aging. Naturopathic knowledge seems even more crucial in my life to ensure my wellbeing, than ever before.
Whatever health challenges you’re facing, being supported by an experienced naturopath can help you through it. I see you as the whole person you are, not a collection of ‘diseases’ or conditions. Even the smallest tweaks can improve quality of life.