Saturday, February 4, 2012

DeStress with This Natural Remedy

In my new book Death Drops: A Natural Remedies Mystery Willow McQuade, ND, a naturopathic doctor specializes in natural cures. When her aunt Claire is murdered, Willow takes over her health food store Nature’s Way Market & Cafe and sets out to solve the crime with a hunky ex-cop.

Death Drops also features over two dozen natural remedies you can try at home. The remedy from chapter 1, below, is helpful when it comes to the stresses and strains of writing and everyday life:

Chapter 1:

Dear Dr. McQuade,
Help! I’ve been feeling anxious and stressed to the max ever since I started my new job. Is there anything natural I can take to help me chill out?
Stressed Out

Dear Stressed Out,
Have no fear. One of the best natural remedies for stress is flower essences, which help to correct emotional imbalances. There are thirty-eight flower essences, developed by Dr. Edward Bach in 1934. Just put a few drops of Bach Rescue Remedy—a combination of rockrose for terror and panic, impatiens for irritation and impatience, clematis for inattentiveness, star-of-Bethlehem for shock, and cherry plum for irrational thoughts—under your tongue and you’ll begin to chill big-time. You’ll find it at your local health-food store.
Willow McQuade, ND

I know from my own experience that Rescue Remedy lives up to its name (and no, I'm not a paid spokesperson - don't worry!). If I'm feeling stressed or a little anxious about say, a deadline, it really helps. You can take Rescue Remedy as drops, spray, cream, pastilles, and gum. You can even use it or kids and animals to calm them down! It's all natural and safe. Best of all you can take it with you wherever you go! I like to tuck a bottle of the drops in my pocketbook so it's there when I need it. You can buy it in your local health food store.

You can pre-order Death Drops: A Natural Remedies Mystery on Amazon. It will be published on Feb. 21st by Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster. For more information about the book and natural remedies please visit Thanks!


Mollie Bryan said...

Quick! I need some! Great post, my friend.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Sounds helpful and most welcome, Chrystle. And Feb. 21 is growing closer all the time!

Chrystle Fiedler said...

Thanks guys! I appreciate it!

Betty Hechtman said...

I'm glad to hear remedy works. I love to use lavender as a sleep aid. I get little bags of it at Trader Joe's. They are meant for your dryer, but I tuck one of them under my pillow and it's off to dream land.

Dru said...

I'm looking forward to reading this and learning about natural remedy tips.

Chrystle Fiedler said...

Thanks everyone! Glad to be of service!