Reading in the news that the NHS is removing many of it’s prescription drugs to free up budgets.

NHS England has today agreed plans to save hundreds of millions of pounds each year by recommending low value treatments, including fish oil, herbal remedies and homeopathy no longer be provided on the NHS, and launching a consultation on curbs to prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ products such as paracetamol”

HURRAY!!! I’m always recommending fish oil to people for inflammation and joint pain amongst other things.

It is so easy to ‘pop a pill’ when we have a headache or other ache that sometimes we don’t stop to think why we have that headache, or what can we do to help ourselves naturally.

Headaches can be due to dehydration, lack of sleep, life stress, hangover!!

So what can you do instead?

  • Drink some water
  • Do some deep breathing
  • Get an early night (or practice sleep hygiene so you are getting 8 hours of quality sleep)
  • Drink water between your alcoholic drinks!
  • Inhale some peppermint and/or lavender essential oils


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