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Long Weekend Checklist From Our Mississauga Naturopathic Doctors

Posted By On 13 May 2015
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Warmer weather is here! FIngers are crossed for sunny mild long weekend coming up!

Here is a check list of naturopathic tips you can use this weekend and when camping all summer. Enjoy!

May 24 Weekend Checklist from our Naturopaths in Mississauga  

BUG REPELLANT:

  • info on DEET (destroys mosquito netting, why spray on self?)
  • make your own: into 8 ounces carrier oil (olive, calendula) add the 10 drops of the following: thyme oil, lavender, mint, cedar.

FIRST AID KIT:

  • Homeopathic remedies

°         1.  Arnica 30C:  for bruising from a fall or other trauma.

°         2.  Ledum 30C:  for slivers and other puncture wounds.

°         3.  Rescue remedy:  1-2 sprays or drops if accident or in stress.

°         4.  Apis 30C:  for insect sting with swelling. Take 1 pellet 3x/day

°         5.  Hypericum 30C:  for nerve pain.

°         6.  Aloe vera gel:  topically for burns.

°         7.  Band-aids

°         8.  EmergenC packets: electrolyte replacement. Add to 10 ounces water

°         9.  Cold pack

°         10.  Tweezers:  to remove slivers.

°         11.  Traumeel or Arnica cream: apply topically to cuts, burns, bruises.

°         12.  Neem oil/soap: itching due to bites.

INSECT BITES/BLEEDING:

  • Plantain: grows around on the ground. Is a flat curved leaf. Leaf can be chewed and placed on insect bite to help with swelling.

HEALTHFUL SNACKS:

  • rice crackers, cakes
  • almond/pumpkin seed butter
  • dried unsulphured mango, apple, banana, dates, prunes
  • bean dips prepared ahead of time
  • home-made granola with protein powder and rice/soy/almond milk
  • greens powdered drink (just add water)

ENVIRONMENTAL ALLERGIES?

  • Quercitin: high in onions, garlic, good natural anti-histamine
  • Vitamin C crystals: take ¼ teaspoon in water every hour (beginning prior to camping=more effective). Caution in those with hemochromatosis or “iron overload”.

 

Disclaimer
This information and linked articles should be taken for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for health care advice. Enjoy these testimonials. However, a result for one patient may not be typical of all patients. Our aim is to help you have an excellent experience at our Mississauga office and to help you reach your health goals.

Dr. Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for "naturopathic well child visits" and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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