the long Winter months we're looking forward to Spring
and Summer… but if only we had more energy!
all occasionally suffer from fatigue.
For women the most common causes of fatigue are
menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth and then menopause.
Particularly, when we have young children, nights
are often interrupted. Tiredness and lack of energy
Stress then makes it all worse and leads to even
Fatigue is the result of an energy imbalance. Too
much energy spent, not enough energy conserved.
If emotional and relationship problems are not an
issue, then it might help to regain energy by making
sure we sleep well.
It’s not merely the length of sleep that’s
important, but the sense of a good deep sleep.
A deep sleep after which you wake up refreshed,
full of energy, ready and happy to face the day.
First of all cut out all foods and drinks which
prevent you from sleeping well.
Try going without coffee and tea and other stimulating
drinks for about two weeks. See if this makes a
Try not to eat too late because a full stomach can
keep you awake.
Late in the afternoon or before bedtime, drink a
herbal tea made from one or a mixture of these herbs:
Lemon Balm; St John’s Wort, and Hops.
[ above: lemon balm,
st John's Wort, and hops].
These herbs have a relaxing effect and will improve
the quality of your sleep.
This is where you get your energy from. At first
you might feel more tired when you cut out the stimulating
items but it is worth it. You gain in the long run.
Then you can start taking tonics for the nerves,
like: Rosemary; Siberian Ginseng; Panax Ginseng;
Chinese Angelica; Skullcap, and; Oat.
Many cold and flu bugs strike after the long winter
A key benefit of herbal medicines is that they provide
remedies which strengthen the body’s natural
Elderflower and Elder Berries have immune boosting
qualities. Also Echinacea and Myrrh, Garlic and
Thyme, Grapefruit Seed Extract and Olive Leaf Extract.
Tiredness and lack of energy can also be helped
by eating lots of raw foods. Raw food contains live
As soon as you cook or process food you denature
its enzymes, it becomes ‘dead food’.
Raw food is ‘live’ food. After eating
raw food one feels significantly more alive, more
Here is a home made recipe which you can change
and adapt to suit your taste.
Chop or grate carrots, celery, celeriac, apples,
beetroot, cabbage (white and red), add a dressing
made with olive oil and apple cider vinegar or lemon
juice, add nuts and seeds and fresh herbs to your
This dish is filling and invigorating and full of
goodness, especially when made with organic and
locally grown ingredients.
For more information contact Luzia on 01258 456223,
or take part in a half-day course to learn how to
make your own cosmetics - where you know what the
ingredients are! click
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