Nature cure is a boon we do not avail
Posted: May 26, 2016
Mind you, no side effects
Capability of being useful to the society and to the world at large comes to oneself when one is conscious of health and looks of the physique too. One has to be equally in #love with the body. Be grateful time and again to God, how well HE has equipped the body to keep running and meet the exigencies. I am just giving you a glimpse of the complexity of systems in the language of physiology and then we go on to #simple health - aids. Nature provides us a lot from the earth, the plants, trees, herbs and shrubs to assist the given systems without suffering from #side-effects which are a concomitant to allopathic medicine. We shall be introduced to quite a number in what follows.
The endocrine system is one of two systems that control and coordinate many functions to keep our bodies working in balance, called homeostasis. Our nervous system uses electrical impulses, the endocrine system uses chemicals called hormones. Hormones usually work more slowly than nerves, but can have longer lasting effects. The endocrine system is made of 9 major glands located throughout our body. Together, these glands make dozens of chemical messengers called hormones and release them directly into the blood stream that surrounds the glands. The endocrine system plays an important part in homeostasis. Using chemicals, our endocrine system regulates our metabolic rate, growth rate and how our body develops.
The small, triangular adrenal glands (also known as suprarenal glands) sit atop the kidneys. Each is divided into two distinct anatomic and functional organs. The adrenal cortex (the outer region which secretes corticosteroid hormones that affect metabolism (that is how food is stored and used), chemicals in the blood, and characteristics such as body shape and hairiness. The smaller, inner region—the adrenal medulla (which is part of the sympathetic nervous system)—is the body’s first line of defense against physical and emotional stress.
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One integral aspect of a detox drive is what you drink. Certain drinks can help you in rejuvenating from within, while increasing your energy level. Here are some amazing detox drink recipes that you could make in a jiffy to overcome the toll the wedding season takes on your health.1. Spice detox drink
Spices contain anti-oxidants that help to cleanse the body and counteract the damaging effects that fatty, sugary and salty foods can have on your body. Drinking hot water into which spices have been added is one of the best ways to improve your health. To make this spice infused detox drink you require........
Water – 1.8l
Whole cumin – ¼ teaspoon – Jeera
Whole coriander – ¼ teaspoon – Dhania
Whole fennel – ½ teaspoon – Saunf
Seeds of cardamom pods – 5 – Ilayachi
Add the spices into boiling water and let it steep for 10 minutes. Strain and store in a thermos to drink throughout the day.2. Lime and lemon detox smoothie
Detox drink containing citrus fruits is another sure-shot way of eliminating toxins from your body. The cleansing properties of limes and lemons make these water-rich fruits your best bet for detoxifying your body. Additionally, their fibre content not only ensures your system is thoroughly cleaned but also improves the function of your colon (the part of the digestive system that is responsible for processing waste products from your body).
For making this lemon-lime smoothie, you need the following ingredients:
Peeled and deseeded, medium sized lemon – ½
Peeled and deseeded, medium sized lime – ½
Peeled, medium sized bananas – 2
Orange – 1
Spinach (optional) – 1-2 cups
Start by squeezing the juice from one big orange and keep it aside. In a blender, add the orange juice followed by ½ lemon and lime, and bananas. The last and also optional ingredient that you can add in this drink is spinach. Blend the contents for about 30 seconds until you get a creamy mixture.
Root vegetables detox drink
To improve your body’s digestive system, it is good to have root vegetables that are high in fibre. During the wedding season or after it, the need to have fibre becomes more important as your digestive system becomes sluggish, with constipation being an issue that you may have to deal with later on. These root vegetables will help to keep waste products moving through your digestive tract.
The root vegetables drink involve the use of these ingredients:
Fresh ginger (peeled and chopped) – 2 tablespoons
Chopped medium sized beet – 1
Sliced medium sized carrots – 4
Cored and cubed medium sized apple – 1
A cup of water
Blend all of the root vegetables in one cup of water until you get a smooth texture. Strain the juice and store in the fridge for use of up to 2 days.
Filled with nutrients like vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and so on, these detox drinks are highly effective at eliminating toxins from your body, while helping in improving your overall well-being.
DRINK LUKE WARM WATER – 1 LITRE DAILY
Best way to drink is to take sips of water never gulp it down.
The wisdom of Ayurveda also tells us what is the right way to drink water. Taking small sips and enjoying the taste of water in the mouth is the right way to drink it. To make it more beneficial drink this sitting in a sukhasana (cross legged seated position).
Don’t eat anything until at least 30- 40 mins
This is very important to make sure we don’t eat anything for at least 30 mins after drinking one litre of water. This time of 30-40 mins is what the body takes to steam-clean our body cells, hydrate and energize the cells, and start removing all the ama (toxins) accumulated in the body.
According to Ayurveda, it takes about 35-45 mins for us to urinate when we drink hot/lukewarm water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. In my own experience after drinking about 4 – 4 1/2 cups of water I go to urinate after 35 mins and my second and third one is almost the same time apart.
I take my breakfast after one hour of drinking one litre water. I know it’s not practical for everyone so at least give a gap of 30 mins before you eat something.
Here are 9 Ayurvedic benefits of drinking one litre of water daily:
- Removes Toxins
- Aids Digestion
- Helps Weight Loss
- Increases Life-span
- Preserves Hydration
- Counteracts Fatigue
- Radiant Skin
- Immune Booster
- Sense of Calmness
You have to incorporate this ritual to believe all the benefits. The results are inevitable, the only thing Ayurveda begs from you is patience and consistency.
Prime Tea, a blend of cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and fennel seeds, helps increase agni (digestive fire) and removes toxins from the gastrointestinal tract and lymphatic system, says Chaudhary. You can brew it yourself with the recipe below.
2. Drink your fiber
Since the average American diet is so fiber-poor, Chaudhary recommends flushing your system with 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseeds and 1 teaspoon of psyllium husks in a glass of room-temperature water every other night before bed. "Fiber feeds the good gut bacteria, absorbs toxins like a sponge and moves them out of your body," she says.
3. Sprinkle Natural Spices on Your Foods
A blend of naturally anti-inflammatory spices like cumin, coriander, fennel, ginger, turmeric, and amla powder — helps turn your kitchen into a pharmacy, says Chaudhary, who suggests sprinkling it on your food like you would add salt to a dish. "What we are finding in medical research is that inflammation is the final common pathway for most disease states such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and obesity," she explains.
4. Take Triphala
Triphala may sound foreign to you, but it’s a simple blend of three dried, ground-up berries. Take 500–1000 milligrams at bedtime as a gut tonic, Chaudhary recommends. "Triphala is one of my favorite herbs in the world because of its ability to keep the gut balanced so effortlessly," she says.
5. Meditate 15–20 minutes twice a day
When you are doing any type of program that is truly cleansing, you may be shocked by the emotional stuff that can come up, Chaudhary says. Meditation is a tool to deal with this emotional "ama" and a coping mechanism to replace the comfort you may have been finding in junk food. Plus, meditation helps control stress and the release of the stress hormone cortisol is linked to overeating, she notes. Chaudhary practices Transcendental Mediation, but if you’re not already meditating, she recommends starting with whatever type of meditation appeals to you. "Not meditating is like not brushing your teeth on a daily basis, but for your mind," she says. "When you’re meditating, a lot of things change spontaneously."
This writer is sensitive about the benefit of the reader. To bring home the boons of # 'Nature Cure with No Side Effects" it is better to give one Kg. of practical suggestions than a Ton of philosophizing and theorizing. Light heartedly, we would better love the 'zing' of spices than bitterness of the pills.
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