The ancient science of holistic healing
Ayurveda is a system of Indian medicine now practiced all over the world as a
complementary system. Ayurvedic practitioners have identified a number of
medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for curing various ailments and
diseases, not completely curable in other systems. Many of its methods—such as herbs and massage, can be applied along with other systems, too. The most benificial aspect of Ayurveda`s
medicine its focus on an individual`s holistic health rather than merely the physical body. It works on the principle that a perfect health condition is achievable through the psychosomatic integration in a person. Ayurveda provides us with a unique physical purification method called Panchakarma and
various Ayurvedic herbal health remedies for mental and spiritual well-being.
Benefits is when the mind
is stressed the body does not function properly. Organ functions start
altering the pH balance of the body. Ayurveda first recognized that
all diseases are somehow the reflection of one's mental conditions.
Hence Ayurvedic treats the stresses.
The primary objective of Holistic
Health care is to generate a healthy society in harmony with the natural
environment with its herbal health remedies. The holistic health benefit of Ayurveda encompasses the physical, mental as well as the spiritual aspects of
an individual. The Physical Benefits Holistic treatments are beneficial for
chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart ailments and cancer. The diseases
like asthma and tumors are managed effectively by these diagnostic
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ORGANIC verse NATURAL
The word "organic"
refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as
fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices
are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution.
Farmers who grow organic produce and meat don't use conventional methods to
fertilize, control weeds or prevent livestock disease. The USDA has strict certification
program guidelines even for a farm to be considered organic. Organic food is even now has become a
regular feature in most supermarkets where once upon a time was only seasonal
at your local farmers market.
Organic lends to providing more vitamins and fiber, lower or fat free,
sodium, cholesterol and hormone/chemical drug free.
Ok, now let’s talk about “natural”. Organic and natures are not
interchangeable terms. Terms like “all
natural”, “free range”, “hormone free” describe foods that are grown and process
but not under the certification guidelines that are grown and processed
according to USDA organic standards so they cannot be labeled as organic. But realistically, “natural” has better
nutrition value then bio-engineered products.
The Color of Your Food or Juice
Remember back in the days of Homemake classes and you carried the 5 pound bag of flour and you learned about your food groups and eating? A lot can be said for nutritional characteristics of fruit and vegetables but hard to remember all the things they can do for you. One way to help understanding the healing elements for fruits and vegetables, juices and foods is to remember what the colors they represent.
RED FOOD speeds up circulation, creates energy,
fire, yang energy (Chinese medicine), heats up your body including hands and
feet. These would be tomatoes,
cherries, red cabbage, red peppers, hot spicy peppers, cranberry, watermelon,
radish, wheat and rye are just a few examples.
ORANGE FOOD is excellent for pains and cramps. It helps strengthen the lungs in
allergy seasons. It is also good
for emotionally opening up your joy and expansiveness. It promotes vitality and mental clarity. Oranges, carrots, apricots, pumpkin,
pumpkin seeds and sesame are some examples.
GREEN FOOD is a detox, a blood cleanser, bactericide
and natural tranquilizer. All
green leafy vegetables and sprouts, wheatgrass, avocado, etc. are examples.
YELLOW FOOD is a stimulant, gets you going faster in
the morning. It strengthens the
nerves, digestion and helps constipation.
Lemon, lime, pineapple, grapefruit, apple, peach, banana, papaya, mango,
corn, squash, butter are some examples.
BLUE FOOD is for headaches, spiritual, and mental
work. It is yin and cooling. Blueberry, plum, grape, potato, celery,
parsnip, asparagus, and nuts.