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Surviving the Holidays - Over Indulgence

December 18, 2018

 

As much as we try to stay healthy over the holidays, sometimes we over indulge. 

Here are a few homeopathic remedies to have on hand this holiday season to help you recover

 

Nux Vomica:

 

This is the top remedy for over indulgence in alcohol as well as food.

This remedy works very well for those that work hard and play hard.  They are driven and natural leaders.

 

The person needing this remedy could experience the following symptoms:

 

Headache or migraine

Sensitivity to light, sound and odours

Nausea and vomiting

Chilliness

Irritability

Undigested food sitting “like a rock” in the stomach.

 

The person that needs Nux Vomica will often say “I would feel so much better if I could only vomit!”

 

Arsenicum:

 

This remedy can be used for food poisoning.

 

The person needing this remedy could experience the following symptoms:

 

Chills

Stomach pains

Vomiting

Anxiety (they feel like they’re going to die)

Restlessness.

 

Carbo Vegetalis:

 

This remedy is known as “the corpse reviver” and is another great remedy for over indulgence in food.  

 

The person needing this remedy could experience the following symptoms:

 

Extreme bloating, indigestion and belching

Coldness with an aversion to heat

Difficulty breathing, air hunger and desire to be fanned

Extreme debility

Indifference/Apathy

 

Lycopodium:

 

Lycopodium is for those with a sweet tooth that lack confidence, but may appear very confident on the outside.

 

The person needing this remedy could experience the following symptoms:

 

Bloating with flatulence and burping

Ravenous appetites that increase when eating

Digestive complaints with bloated abdomens

Waking between 3 and 4 am

Stool turns to diarrhea at the end

 

Pulsatilla

 

This remedy is for those that like to over-indulge and “just want to be loved”.  They are often needy.

 

The person needing this remedy could experience the following symptoms:

 

Desire for butter, cream, ice cream or cheese

Abdominal bloating

Weep easily

Desire for windows to be open for fresh air.

 

Bryonia:

 

Bryonia is great for someone whose pain is aggravated by movement so they want to be completely still

 

The person needing this remedy could experience the following symptoms:

 

Excruciating headache in the morning that gradually gets worse.  Even moving their eyes causes increased pain.

Thirsty and they drink in huge gulps

Want to be left alone

Heartburn

Constipation OR diarrhea

 

I hope this information helps you have a wonderful Holiday!

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