My Mum first took me to a naturopath about the age of five. I had a constant cough and severe stomach pains which had me lying on the couch crying for hours while Mum watched over me helpless. The doctors told her the stomach pains were just ‘growing pains’ and prescribed me drugs for the cough, labeling it ‘asthma’.
Thank goodness my Mum is such a sensitive person and in-tune with her children’s needs, she chose not to listen to the doctor’s advice. The naturopath solved the cough and stomach pain issues. Surprisingly the cough was an allergy to our pet goats which was fixed with some homeopathic medicine and the stomach pains were a reaction to emotional stress.
Thanks to Mum I’m not addicted to asthmatic drugs or crippled from emotional stress. Instead I am very healthy and always, always, always choose a natural solution over doctors and pharmaceutical drugs.
So allow me to let you in on one of my Mum’s little secrets – hot water – drink it. For as long as I can remember a ‘cuppa’ for Mum has been to simply boil some water, tip it into a cup and add a dash of cold water.
Recently, I have been detoxing and have been indulging in the hot water goodness. I’ve even been adding a squeeze of fresh lemon for a little tang. I love sitting out on my front deck as the sun rises, sipping my water and preparing myself for the day ahead. As I drink I imagine the water washing away any worries, fears or stress that I may have.
But personally, I just drink it because it tastes nice and it makes me feel good (hey Mum, if you’re reading this, you were right again!).
Go on, get yourself a cup – it’s good for you and it’s free. What more could you want?