The emphasis was twofold. Firstly share your knowledge with your clients and you will be rewarded following the 3T’s; Talk-Tell-Touch and secondly the ability to encourage the sensible use of household and home-grown items for general wellness; this is bound by the concept of going back to basics with some treatments that provide outstanding results. All great and inspiring stuff right?
The practice of sharing your knowledge unconditionally with your clients can prove beneficial to building your business in the long run. Not all areas of business need be delivered with payment in mind. Free tools that encourage client growth will always be appreciated and foster trust and relationship building. These qualities allow for strong partnerships that ensure your business stands head and shoulders above the rest. It then facilitates the valuable word-of-mouth step where your client “tells” another about the results and strengths of your relationship. Surely a solid marketing tool if there ever was one.
Valuable scientific medical research has helped us grow in many ways; however the sharing of remedies that go back-to-basics will assist in adding value to any business. There is a strong appreciation for this holistic approach and it should not be underestimated as a value-add.
Many common ailments can be effectively treated at home if the symptoms are mild and caught early enough. Naturally there is no suggestion that we all go out and self-medicate without caution however some common sense is required here. Consider headaches, poor circulation, and the common cold, tiredness, sore feet, sore throat, indigestion, Hay-fever, urinary tract infections, mild skin conditions and more… Dr Sandi with some 20 years of clinic experience looked at each of these conditions during the Webinar and was able to share in how simple, inexpensive, even home grown ingredients can be used in their effective treatment.
Let’s take a brief look at the golden list of ingredients that makes up Dr Sandi Rogers’ home-grown pharmacy:
The idea of growing your own ingredients is enticing to me. Most of these are on hand, easily accessible if not ‘growable’ wouldn’t you agree?
Bringing it all together we can start by looking at something as common as a sore throat. The products we need here are Cinnamon, Clove, and Star anise, Lemon, Honey, Ginger and Orange although for a quick treatment that Dr Sandi swears by this gargle.
500mls black tea (strong mix)
½ orange finely sliced, ½ lemon finely sliced, 2 tablespoons of grated ginger, 1 tablespoon honey (consider adding some cloves, cinnamon quill and star anise if the throat is bad)
1. Contain it in a thermos is possible and drink the tea steadily.
2. With this I leave you to consider what else may be on offer in the way of DIY home remedies and I look forward to sharing others with you soon.
Remember to eat well, your nutrition will put you in good stead for winter, with lots of variety of foods and coloured foods, and fresh produce (the vitamin C will reduce colds and their severity).
Olga Cahill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We all have a role to play in community health, the only question is how do we play this role? Through intelligent, evidence-based inquiry we can understand how to health coach to support others in taking on positive behaviour change.