How to Look After Yourself - Naturally

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How to Look After Yourself - Naturally

How many paracetamol do you take a week?  Do you take just one tablet?  Maybe two?  I surprised myself some years ago when I tried to purchase three packets of paracetamol at my local chemist and was refused, the limit was two packets.  I explained that I did not take moe than the recommended dose - I just needed one packet for work, one for home and one for my handbag - I was still refused.

I never asked myself why I needed such ready access to paracetamol.

It was a long time before I recognised a pattern that had formed over many many months.  I had a severe headache at least once a day and needed at least one if not two paracetamol tablets to keep going through to the end of the day.

There are side effects to simple paracetamol, not many, but taken consistently over time I wondered what damage I had done to my body?  Now when I have a headache the first step I take is to have a glass of water and I'll wait for at least ten minutes before seeking alternative pain relief.  Better yet, if I knowI'm going into a stressful situation, I put a drop of my Stress Buster aromatherapy oil onto my wrists beforehand to relax myself.

There are many natural, non invasive drug free options as a first line of treatment.  Prevention is always better than cure, however, if you need a cure and are willing to experiment, why not try an alternative to pharmaceuticals?

Simple Solutions

In the case of an injury the kitchen is a gret place to start.  Simple everyday items can be used such as ice cubes or a bag of frozen peas when applied to an inflamed area can prevent further swelling.  Alternatively a wheat bag kept in the freezer can be used over and over again without defrosting your food.  Wheat bags are simple cotton bags filled with wheat grains, wheat grains have a unique cellular structure that allows them to absorb a temperature quickly and release it slowly.  They are flexible and comfortable to use and inexpensive.  Also known as wheat warmers they can also be used to treat conditions using heat.  Simply heat in the microwave for two minutes and then apply to any muscle pain or ache.  For conditions such as back ache, neck pain or even ailments such as arthritis or fibromyalgia a wheat bag is only a treatment, meaning it can relieve pain temporarily, it is not a cure but may offer the sufferer sufficient relief to manage their pain.


Common sense is the key to using alternative remedies well and making them work for you.  If you are unsure why you are not well or what has caused you to feel ill then the first step is to consult a medical professional, once you have received advice you are in a position to mkae an informed decision about your treatment.  Wheat bags or wheat warmers are only one of many option available and there are numerous websites specialising in natural and alternative remedies.

Wishing you good health.

WheatWarmers manufacture and supply a range of wheat bags in body friendly shapes designed to help relieve pain where ever you need it.  Take a look at the Multi Purpose wheat bag, this can fit comfortably behind the back, under your feet or on your tummy.  If you need something more specific have a look at the Neck & Shoulder wheat bag designed to contour to that area of the body and keep the heat evenly distributed.  To compliment these provides we also sell a range of aromatherapy oils such as Stress Buster which was mentioned above and the Relax & Sleep blend to help you drift of at night and catch up on your rest.

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