MILK AND YOUR HEALTH : AYURVEDA CONCEPT
MILK AND YOUR HEALTH : WHAT AYURVEDA TEACHES
what is Ayurveda’s viewpoint ?
Ayurveda clearly states that milk – in the right quality and quantity – is very good for our health.
Milk of the highest possible quality :
The ideal milk in the Ayurvedic sense is provided by your own cow, which has a large outdoor area to roam in, eats only natural, good-quality food, and enjoys loving care. Her horns are not removed, nor is her calf taken away. Drinking milk in the Ayurvedic sense is drinking the still-warm milk from this one cow. Such milk is described as nourishing, easily digestible, and sattvic.
We don’t assume you have a cow in your garden… Still, to understand which milk qualities Ayurveda regards as important for health, it is helpful to know this ideal of the best possible milk.
Everything deviating from the given description makes for a little decrease in the milk’s quality. For starters: already putting together the milk from several cows is not ideal. This is so because different protein structures will be present in the mixture, requiring extra work from our digestive system, and thus the milk has become slightly less easily digestible.
Please Avoid homogenized industrial milk :
Industrial milk undergoes several mechanical processes, pasteurization (heating it up to 72–75 °C), and homogenization. Pasteurizing the milk is important to render it germ-free, but homogenization in fact entails a big loss to the milk’s quality. When milk is homogenized in a high-pressure mechanical process, the tiny fat globules in it are shattered, which greatly slows down cream separation.
Unfortunately, the process also breaks the enzymes sitting on the surface of the fat globules. These are enzymes which help with digestion and all metabolic processes, so the milk becomes far less beneficial to your health when they are destroyed. The changed milk structure may even trigger allergies.
Going for the best available in market :
As long as we can’t keep a cow in our own garden, the best alternative is to buy raw milk – if you can get it in good, organic quality, e.g. with the Demeter seal. Demeter farms neither burn out the cow’s horns, nor do they separate the calf from the mother cow. Unfortunately, ‘standard’ organic farms are allowed to do both.
If you can’t get raw milk in good quality, at least buy organic milk.
Milk and the Doshaj :
Cow’s milk reduces Vata and Pitta and builds a healthy Kapha. Important: never drink milk straight from the refrigerator! Cold milk is not digested properly and leads to the production of Ama – undigested metabolic deposits.
If you have some excess of Kapha and want to reduce your calorie intake, dilute whole milk with water. Please avoid industrial skim milk, as it’s not just without fat, but also without enzymes. As a result, skim milk is not beneficial.
Lactose intolerance and Ayurveda concept “satmya “ :
Many people can’t digest milk, they lack an enzyme that splits the milk sugar called lactose. But instead of drinking chemically processed lactose-free milk, there is a good Ayurvedic alternative:
Come visit our Ayusanjivani Ayurveda Center and we’ll prescribe you some Ayurvedic herbal preparations to strengthen Agni – digestive fire. Then start with the following regimen: satmya regimen
During the first week, you take 30 ml of <milk with spices> before bed every evening. For the second week, you increase the amount of milk with spices to 40 ml; for the third week raise it to 50 ml.
This is a way to train your body to restore the necessary enzymes. Keep increasing the quantity in steps of 10 ml until you are able to drink cow’s milk in the best organic quality without any discomfort.
Does milk make us happier is it right ?
Modern medicine knows that cow’s milk contains a lot of the amino acid L-tryptophan, which the body cannot produce by itself and must be absorbed through the food. Other foods that contain this essential amino acid, which is said to raise one’s spirits, include unsweetened cocoa powder and walnuts. However, in order for the L-tryptophan in cow’s milk to pass through the blood-brain barrier, the milk should not be mixed with other foods, as it is in e.g. porridge or milk shake.
Ayurveda calls milk a Rasayana, a medicine, which may only be combined with nuts or dried fruits, as well as with spices such as turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger to boost our immunity naturally.
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Signs of hormonal imbalance and prevention with diet
Hormonal imbalance – as the word itself signifies the imbalance of hormones in the human body. It is either excess or less of hormones in our bloodstream. Hormones are typically chemicals that are produced by the body and are much needed for the bodily functions to occur naturally and properly. Different types of hormones are released from different glands in the body and all have a different role to play. These quality and quantity of the hormones are controlled by our endocrine system (pituitary gland, pancreas, thyroid, testes, parathyroid, ovaries, hypothalamus and he adrenal glands).
But if any or more hormone levels are upset, it could cause a series and serious health issues to us. These hormones have a deep impact on our physical, mental and emotional well being. These hormones collective plays some major role in our body function like:
- Controlling the heart rate
- Determining our sleep cycle
- Controlling our appetite and metabolism
- Our sexual cycle and reproductive system
- Body functionality and temperature
- Our mental status, mood and stress levels
Now, you know that each gland in our body has a separate role to play and imbalance in the hormones from a particular gland results in different set of health problems and has different symptoms. Some of the most common are:
- sudden weight gain or loss
- anxiety and depression
- irritability and mood swings
- skin rashes with dry skin
- sleeping problems
- excessive sweating
- feeling of thirst
- frequent urination
- bloating and digestive problems
- high sensitivity to cold or heat
- thinning of hairs
- impaired vision
- hoarseness in voice
- lack of appetite
Though hormonal imbalance occurs with age and time, today’s modern day lifestyle and living habits is also large; responsible for it. Fortunately, a healthy and nutritious diet along with healthy lifestyle changes can actually control and reverse its effects.
Let’s look at how our diet can help us prevent hormonal imbalance and help us reverse its effects:
Healthy Fats: Eat Plenty of Them
Adding high quality long-chain fatty acids in our diet will help in keeping the hormones in control. Inclusive of saturated fats and cholesterol, our body needs various types of healthy fats for hormone production. These essential fats not only are responsible for the production of hormones, but ate also essential for weight loss, promote metabolic rate and lower inflammation.
Good sources are fatty fishes like salmon, sardine and herring, coconut oil, avocados and walnuts.
Proteins: Eat good Quantity in Every Meal
Proteins are made up of amino acids and some of which our body cannot manufacture of its own and therefore, has to be supplied to the body through the foods we eat. They are instrumental for our healthy skin, bones and muscles. The major role that it plays in this context is that, it regulates the growth and release of hormones that is responsible for our food intake and control of our appetite. Ghrelin, the hunger hormone is regulated by proteins and makes us feel full. Therefore, consuming more of proteins will help us regulate hormones and mainly the ones that controls our appetite.
No White Sugar, No Refined Carbohydrates
Sugar and refined carbs has been associated with a number of health problems and this is also one of them hormonal imbalance. When we eat them, our body easily converts them into glucose, and it releases insulin to counter it. The more we eat them the body releases more of it. After a certain point, the body become resistant to the insulin released causing a lot of health problems. Insulin is attached with certain hormones like estrogen, cortisol and progesterone. All of it messes up and causes imbalance. Instead of eating these, eat complex carbs, proteins and healthy fats that will keep blood sugar in check and insulin working properly.
Green Tea: Drink More of it
Green tea benefits are not unknown to mankind. It has been used as a medicine to heal a number of health problems since the ancient past. In addition to containing caffeine that stimulates and improves our metabolism it has antioxidant properties too that have numerous health benefits. People who are diabetic and obese, green tea is a must and it helps control insulin levels and thereby hormonal imbalance.
Ensure High Quality Fiber in your Diet
Fibers are an essential part of any healthy diet and both types – soluble and insoluble. Diet rich in fiber helps in controlling appetite by giving a feeling of satiety and also helps regulate insulin sensitivity and other hormones that control hunger, food intake and giving a feel of fullness.
Always remember that moderation and balance is the key to a healthy life. Finding out time to eat well and eat healthy, exercise properly, sleep well and relax is crucial for healthy life with healthy hormones
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Suvarnaprashan : Immunity Booster for your Kids!
Suvarna prashan is an ayurvedic medicine for children( 0- 16 years )mainly given to increase immunity, recurrent illness, concentration and memory recallness . Suvarnaprashan is given to children in morning daily/ on every pushya nakshatra for at least one year for excellent results.
Suvarna prashan benefits :
- Suvarna prashan increases immunity power and develops resistance against common infections, thus prevents children from falling ill very often.
- It builds physical strength, body growth (height, weight) in children and enhances physical activities, and also improves stamina for the same.
- Regular doses of Suvarna prashan improves child’s intellect, grasping power, sharpness, analysis power, memoryrecalling in an unique manner.
- It kindles digestive fire, improves digestion and decreases related complaints.
- Suvarna prashan also improves child’s appetite.
- It helps to nurture early developmental milestones.
- It develops a strong defense mechanism in kids which acts as a safety shield against diseases and complaints occurring due to seasonal change and other prevailing infections.
- It helps body to recover early in case of any illness.
- Reduces anxiety, aggressiveness, irritability and attention seeking behavior.
Mode of action of Suvarnaprashan :
The amazing effects of suvarnaprashan in infants mentioned in samhitas are owing to the quick absorption and assimilation of gold nano particles contained in the suvarna bindu.
Research studies on nano particles show that they can by-pass digestion and directly absorbed via sublingual route in to the blood stream. Gold nano particles have been found to be absorbed in the small intestines and nano particles less than 57 nm is size reached the target organs via blood.
Time of administration :
In some child we prefer daily early in the morning on empty stomach.
Pushya nakshatra – an auspicious day enhancing the efficacy of the medicine- which happens to come after every 27 days.
Speciality of Suvarnaprashan medicine in Ayusanjivani’s kids program:
- we are using suvarnaprashan manufactured through GMP CERTIFIED PROGEN PHARMACY .
- Raw materials used in the manufacture of medicine are authentic, of prescribed quality and are free from contamination.
- The manufacturing process is as has been prescribed to maintain the high standards under MD Rasa shastra doctors (MD Ayurvedic pharmacology)
- Adequate quality control measures are adopted. 4.
Under IMCC Act 1970, medicines are prepared by registered MD Ayurveda doctors of AYUSANJIVANI AYURVEDA CLINIC for their patients only.
56-57 nm gold ash acts on peritoneal macrophages, phagocytic index, free- radical scavenging activity, brain catecholamines, 5 HT and plasma corticosterone levels.
Research reveals that Swarna Bhasma possesses immunomodulatory, free radical scavenging activity, analgesic anti-stress activity and safe.
(Pharmacol Toxicol., Indian Journal of Medical Research, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, Immunopharmacology Immunotoxicology.)
Abhyanga: A Pleasant Ayurvedic Prescription for Mind/Body Health…
Abhyanga: A Pleasant Ayurvedic Prescription for Mind/Body Health…
How can a ritual so luxuriously relaxing, so blissfully comforting as a full-body warm oil massage, rev up your body and mind, gearing them up for peak performance? There is an explanation for the seeming contradiction. Accumulated stress and toxins in the mind and body dissolve during the daily massage. A daily full-body warm oil massage therefore acts as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body.
Abhyanga — the ayurvedic oil massage — is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well-being. Traditional ayurvedic texts wax eloquent on the benefits. Here’s what one says — “Give yourself a full-body oil massage on a daily basis. It is nourishing; pacifies the doshas; relieves fatigue; provides stamina, pleasure and perfect sleep; enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin; promotes longevity; and nourishes all parts of the body.”
Here are some of the benefits traditionally associated with regular performance of this pleasant daily ritual:
- Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings
- Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology
- Calming for the nerves
- Lubrication of the joints
- Increased mental alertness
- Improved elimination of impurities from the body
- Softer, smoother skin
- Increased levels of stamina through the day
- Better, deeper sleep at night
Abhyanga provides the means for trans dermal absorption of the healing qualities of the material used in the massage, and it helps the skin, which is the largest organ in the body, perform its diverse functions efficiently, whether it is allowing toxins to be released from the body or nourishment to be absorbed by the tissues. It is like oiling the engine of your car — if you do it regularly, your engine will be in peak condition, and give you years and years of trouble-free performance.
The ayurvedic massage is traditionally performed in the morning, before your bath or shower, to facilitate the release of toxins that may have accumulated during the previous night. You can use cured sesame oil, an herbalized massage oil, or an aroma massage oil. Maharishi Ayurveda offers them all.
If you choose sesame oil, look for cold-pressed, chemical-free organic sesame oil for the best results from your massage therapy, such as the til tailam offered by Maharishi Ayurveda. Sesame oil contains antioxidant properties, and is helpful in protecting the skin from free radical damage. It is considered highly nourishing for the physiology. To “cure” or purify the sesame oil, heat the oil to 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from heat once this temperature is reached, cool and store for use as needed. Up to a quart of oil can be cured at a time. Of course, you should observe safety precautions when curing oil. All oils are highly flammable. Use low heat, and don’t leave the oil on heat unattended. Maharishi Ayurveda also offers pre-cured Sesame Oil for your convenience.
Herbalized massage oils contain a blend of carefully chosen herbs known for their ability to strengthen the physiology and balance the mind. So the daily massage with an herbalized massage oil has twice the beneficial power — the benefits from the performance of the actual massage and the added healing wisdom of the herbs. Country Mallow, Winter Cherry and Sensitive Plant are some ayurvedic herbs you’ll find in herbalized massage oils. Country Mallow (Heart-leaf Sida) is renowned for its nourishing effect on the physiology. Winter Cherry (Ashwagandha), a powerful adaptogenic, aids the body’s natural ability to withstand stress, and helps balance the mind and emotions. Sensitive Plant helps nerve regeneration. The Maharishi
So how is the ayurvedic abhyanga done? Use comfortably warm massage oil. (Store your massage oil in a plastic flip-top and warm it by holding the container under running hot water for a few minutes.) Dip your fingertips into the warm oil and apply it lightly to the entire body. Wait for 4-5 minutes to let some of the oil be absorbed by your skin. Then massage the entire body, applying even pressure with the whole hand — palm and fingers.
Apply light pressure on sensitive areas such as the abdomen or the heart. Use more oil and spend more time where nerve endings are concentrated, such as the soles of the feet, palms of the hands and along the base of the fingernails. Circular motions over rounded areas such as your head or joints, and straight strokes on straight areas such as your arms and legs, work best.
After you’re done, relax for 10-15 minutes, letting the oil and the massage do their magic. The longer the oil is on, the deeper it penetrates. During this time you can read something relaxing or uplifting and rest; or shave, cut nails, and get ready for the day. Dab excess oil off with paper towels if you like, then follow with a relaxing warm bath or shower. If your schedule doesn’t allow for a daily massage, try to squeeze it in at least three or four times a week. You’ll find it’s worth it!
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