Seminar on natural healing

REMEDIES: Natural Health Advocate Rosie Ansell (back) gives ADRA Coordinator Helen Hiscock a trial of her massage technique.

REMEDIES: Natural Health Advocate Rosie Ansell (back) gives ADRA Coordinator Helen Hiscock a trial of her massage technique.

A special seminar focused on using 'nature's antibiotics' to treat headaches, sore throat and winter flu will be held next Thursday at the Whyalla Adventist Church.

Natural Healing Advocate Rosie Ansell will be discussing how ingredients such as Wild Indigo, Tumeric, Rosemary, Garlic, Ginger, Oregano and Cumin can be using as home remedies.

"I practice these on myself first and then I share them with others," she said.

Ms Ansell, who has completed Certificates in Hydrotherapy and Community Health, said there are eight key components to natural healing, including:

Nutrition (a diet of fruits, grains, nuts and vegetables)

Exercise (staying healthy and fit)

Water (being hydrated and using water for healing such as hot and cold showers to strengthen the immune system)

Sunshine (getting appropriate amounts of sunshine)

Temperance (moderation in things that are good and abstinence from those that are harmful)

Air (getting fresh air and focusing on deep breathing)

Rest (having a good night's sleep and resting well during the week)

Divine power (knowing there is an entity looking after you)

"I also do massage and have seen people get wonderful results from that," Ms Ansell said.

The information session will include demonstrations of using potato or onion as poultices to treat wounds.

"It doesn't take away the need for a good relationship with your doctor but it saves us having to run to medicine for every little thing...we can become competent in caring for the body," Ms Ansell said.

"People feel empowered when they know how to care for their bodies."

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Coordinator Helen Hiscock said it was very exciting to have Rosie attending the church.

"It's great to have her share these natural remedies with us," she said.

The Natural Health Seminar will run from 1pm to 2pm on Thursday, June 20 at 63 Hincks Avenue. Soup and rolls as well as healthy nibbles will also be provided. For more information contact Rosie on 0431 112 383.

If the seminar goes well it will become a weekly event.