One way to free your body of its pain and decrepitude is to first free your mind from preconceived notions of what modalities you should use for your health…Have you ever considered that your health isn’t where it should be because your tool box lacks the right variety of tools?…If you see your car and your body as mere machines, then both are likely to end up stalled on the side of the road…Could the ghost in the machine actually turn out to be your friend bringing you the key to better health? [and]…Is it so hard to believe in Alternative Medicine – after all the most concrete thinkers among us have been touched by love?
Millions of us, over half the population, suffer from FLC Syndrome. That’s when you Feel Like Crap. Sometimes it’s annoying little symptoms such as achy joints or muscles, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, allergies or gas, or more serious problems such as autoimmune diseases, migraines, asthma, acne, irritable bowel, reflux, arthritis or worse.
There’s a famous Ayurvedic saying – “Bitter is Better”. Our ancestors knew that food having a bitter quality helped with sluggish digestion and cleansing fats from the blood and liver.
Our modern diet is seriously lacking in the bitter taste. Sweet, sour and salty are the tastes most of us gravitate towards. The less we consume of the remaining three tastes – bitter, pungent and astringent – the more unbalanced our diet can become.
March/April and September/October are the months generally chosen for this type of deep cleansing, but it can be done at other times during the year, as well. I highly recommend looking into panchakarma treatment if you are dealing with serious health issues, especially those of a chronic nature.
But because cleansing for most of us is something we need to ease ourselves into, I want to focus today on sharing some easy tips that you can do yourself to help clean your system of toxins, give your digestion a rest, and reset your digestive fire.
Mother Nature knows that Kapha Season (late winter-early spring) is the best time for cleansing. She wisely provides us with the foods/herbs that naturally work to detoxify the body after a long winter of eating heavier, fattier and often sugar-laden foods.
If we don’t rid the body of excess fat and mucus at this time, it will rebel. Spring colds, stomach upset and lung congestion are all signs of excess mucus.
Modern living has caused us to lose our connection with the earth, resulting in global problems — from environmental destruction to hunger and disease. Our ailing bodies, ailing soils, disappearing species and their habitats are all symptoms of a planet that’s becoming more toxic with each passing day. Our bodies are so busy detoxifying that they frequently lack adequate resources to perform basic biological processes.
This cure-all master tonic is an amazing natural cure for colds, flus, and respiratory problems. It is anti-allergy, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitical, and a general booster for the immune support system.
Oxytocin is often called the “love hormone” due to its role in encouraging social behaviors, love and long-term bonding. Now, scientists have discovered that it might have something to offer those with weak knees of a different kind.
Burdock has long been known as a cleanser and burdock juice is a great way to clean and detoxify your blood. A juice detox is very important with all the toxins we are bombarded with in our environment. why not use cleansing burdock juice in a recipe like this that will do the trick cleaning your blood and taste great at the same time?
Heather Callaghan: I found an ancient tea recipe for detox on For Health Benefits which makes some sweeping health claims that might be true, but I wanted to play it safe and not claim it can completely heal 50 health problems. The spices in this tea can definitely soothe many body systems and bring your overall health up.
Coconut oil has been demonized in the past because it contains saturated fat. However, new data is shedding new light on saturated fats that contain medium-chain triglycerides (MCT’s) fatty acids. MCT’s are easily absorbed as a quick source energy source and turned into ketone bodies, which can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.
Here the first in a series of videos on spices that support your brain function! Use these wonderful spices and oils to improve brain function.
Fermented vegetables are an excellent way to keep your digestive system healthy! Kimchi is a great probiotic recipe for gut health. This video Probiotics For Your Second Brain explains why that maintaining a healthy gut is so important!
Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in gardening, household cleaning, and detoxifying the body. They are very inexpensive and can be purchased at bulk discounts in garden centers nearly everywhere. Using Epsom salt baths is an advanced detoxification strategy that has remarkable health benefits. Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate, which can help improve health in numerous ways. A lack of magnesium—which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body—can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn. Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush toxins and helping form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins.