Alternative Health Care
Alternative Health Care
We are leaving behind the warm bright light of summer and early fall and headed towards the dark cold days and nights of late autumn and winter. We needn’t be afraid of the dark for there is beauty in the dark, as well. If the seed didn’t rest in the dark cool earth, there would be no blooming flower to greet us in the spring.
Just like Mother Nature, we need to honor our own cycles and rhythms. I have learned to love (or at least appreciate!) the cold dark winter months which are approaching here in the Northeast. I know many of you shudder at this thought and are perhaps frantically making plans to get out of town. But I like to burrow in, read and write, deepen my sleep, and concentrate on nurturing myself – body, mind and spirit. This year I hope to do a silent retreat somewhere deep in Nature.
For millennia, the marigold has been used by the tribes of the New World for its power to heal. On the Day of the Dead, it is believed that the sweet fragrance of this other worldly flower are enough to wake the spirits of the deceased, and draw them back into the land of the living to join in the festivities.
One of the biggest intellectual roadblocks to overcome in healing ourselves, or even understanding the Universe fully, is based on this assumption: that our genes determine our reality, or the likelihood our lives and health will follow a predetermined path.
As we begin this transition from Pitta Season to Vata Season, it’s important to note something that Ayurveda teaches.
“The Ayurvedic texts say that a disease can take root in the body only during the junctions between the seasons, when all nature is in flux. Because of the upheaval dominating these junctions, the body’s natural immunity becomes virtually defenseless against impending disease.” -Maya Tiwari
I have experienced this firsthand, many times, and am learning just how true this cautionary statement is. The most important lesson I have learned is to deeply nurture the Vata part of me.
Try this overall mind and body detox that will also aid in weight loss: niacin (vitamin B3) plus food grade activated charcoal.
Your gut microbiome activity influences your immune responses, nervous system functioning, and plays a role in the development of any number of diseases, including food allergies. Gut bacteria Clostridium has been shown to prevent sensitization to food allergies.
The science and art of acupuncture is well documented and spans across centuries, all the way back to the Stone Age. This ancient holistic health care system is still widely practiced in China.
Cancer treatment represents a 200 billion dollar a year industry and is largely derived from synthetic versions of natural plants. Pharmaceutical companies (often under the guise of environmental protection) team with developers to relocate tribes, steal their knowledge of the indigenous healing plants, modify and make a synthetic version of the plant, and patent the derivative they create.
When it comes to herbal aphrodisiac supplements, male sexual health products are often the most abundant in supply. Regardless of the high demand for male sexual health products, many herbs and libido-boosting supplements also exist to support female sexual health.
Stanford University has said that the debilitating effects of autism are primarily caused by blocked production of endocannabinoids. In parents who have autistic children, they are observing blank stares become loving hugs with medical marijuana use.
Most of us don’t even know who we are… Who are you, really? Once we get past the surface of who we THINK we are, the number of abilities we can access are terrifyingly infinite.