LATE SUMMER EARLY FALL MEANS ANOTHER
SEASONAL CHANGE IS UPON US
We are now approaching Vata Season (season of Air and ether).
Officially starts October 1 but the energies are building now.
Vata – air/ether is responsible for all energy and movement in the body. Catabolism. The heat principle of Pitta and the heavy principle of Kapha cannot do anything without the force of Vata.
Vata is considered nuclear energy, vibration, and is associated with sense of hearing, responsible for the breath, governs the hollow organs, abdomen and thorax. Air = electrical energy (the electron moves because of the air element), pulsations of the heart, movement of the muscles, contraction of the heart, breathing, movement through the intestines and is responsible for elimination. The flow of thought and desire are derived from Vata. The air and ether element of Vata gives us freedom, peace, expansion of consciousness and is responsible for love and compassion, but when out of balance it will create feelings of separation, isolation, emptiness, insecurity, fear, and anxiety.
Vata physical imbalances will show up as sciatica, arthritis, loss of memory, emaciation, breathlessness, tremors, hyperactivity, restlessness, sleep disorders, many forms of digestive disorders especially constipation and abdominal distention.
Vata is intimately related to our vital life force, the play of intelligence, and the communication between the cells.
This time of the year it can further exacerbate Pitta disorders such as heartburn, diarrhea, dysentery, hives, rash, acne, bleeding disorders, fevers, inflammatory diseases, burning eyes, colitis, and Pitta emotions such as envy, criticism, hatred, jealousy, and OCD. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you need to pacify Pitta by doing a cleanse using bitters and purgatives. Consider donating blood this month (this lowers the fire in the blood and stimulates immune function). Pay special attention to the foods available this time of year, early apples, and corn on the cob are a good example of the foods that will aid the body in lowing the excess heat which is responsible for the above symptoms.
One of the best things to have is a high powered blender such as the Vitamix blender (expensive and not so easy to clean) or a NutriBullet (much easier to clean and handle) and make a drink every day using a combination of leafy greens, vegetables, fruits and what Nutribullet calls power blast foods (in Ayurveda we call this Rasayanas). See article below.
We will be heading intoVATA SEASON soon, so call 978-298-5753 to book your
seasonal evaluation and get a personalized end of the season cleanse to take home and follow.
This upcoming season is a great time for Pancha Karma.
For more comprehensive seasonal information and Vata Diet go to www.integrativeayurveda.com and look under Seasonal Newsletter. This is changed each Season.
Poison Ivy – Still time for this nasty weed. For prevention take Rhus Tox 200CK before venturing out in the garden (code RHU13). If you happen to get it, then get Poison Ivy #39 (code POISO) and/or Poison Ivy/Oak tabs by Hyland (code H11301). Check your local health food store for All Terrains Poison Ivy/Oak bar for topical relief.
Acute Allergy Relief (Rag weed, Skunk cabbage, and golden rod time) – Guna Allergy Treat (code ALL34), dosage is 10 drops as needed. And/or Histamin Tablets by Heel (code HIST6), dosage is 1 tablet disolved under tongue as needed. Both are Homeopathic.
Allergy Prevention – Guna Allergy Prevent (code ALL34), 20 drops twice a day.
Indigestion/Heartburn – Avipattikar powder is the best Ayurvedic remedy for this. 1/2 teas in warm water after meals. Contact the off ice for this remedy or buy it by the pound from Emersons (code AVIPA).
FLU TIME AGAIN
Guna Flu (code is FLU) is the best natural alternative to the flu shot.
One vial under tongue every week as a preventative. If you feel the onset of flu symptoms take three vials a day for 3 days. If that doesn’t get rid of it by then.
Another option for immune compromise, especially if one has a lot of inflammation going on in addition to a high level of reactivity to foods and chemicals your choice should be Guna React (code is REACT) and CitoMix by Guna (code is CITOM). Dosage, 4 pellets of each 2-3 times a day. These can be taken together.
All Products with codes are available through Emerson Ecologics 800-654-4432 or www.emersonecologics.com
This is a new powerful small blender that is available on line, at Walmart, and Target. The concept is great and at this point I have over 100 patients using this daily and everyone of them feel more energy and a reduction of symtoms.
This is not a juicer or a regular blender. It falls into the category of the VitaMix Blender (maybe not quite as strong).
One of the biggest problems I see clinically is GI issues and lack of ability to absorb nutrients. Does your tongue have scolloped edges? Then you are not benefiting nutritionally from what you are eating.
One of the quickest way to heal the gut is to have 1-2
drinks a day using the Nutribullet concept.
The concept is: 50% green leafy veggies, 50% fruit and top it off with powerful, nutrient dence foods such as Nuts, Seeds, Goji berries, Herbs, Herbal Formulas etc.
The blender then blends it down to a liquid. This liquid is now predigested and will heal the gut and give you an injection of powerful nutrients and enzymes. For more information see this video on youtube:
The Wonders of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera – My favorite for internal use is Aloe-Ace (code ALOEA), this is a concentrate of the Leaf, sap and rind. When taken internally, aloe vera juice aids digestion and absorption of nutrients, helps control bloodsugar, increases energy production, promotes cardiovascular health, improves liver function, and boosts the immune system. Add a 1/4 teaspoon to your Nutribullet drink or add the 4 oz bottle of Aloe Ace to a gallon of pure water and keep it on hand in fridge. Especially good after meals if one has digestive problems (1/4 cup of mixture).
For external use the juice from the plant is great.
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Homotoxicology, Physiological Regulating Medicine, Anti-Aging Medicine, Bio-Identical Hormone replacement, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Doula, Foot reflexology, Yoga Therapy, PSE, and Ayurveda, (full service Pancha Karma clinic in Stow only).
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