You have been working hard, trying to balance different worlds. But what about your own health? Don't ignore yourself, this woman's day take a pledge to pay heed to the WARNING signs your body is throwing at you:
Cellulite is more a sociological problem than a health problem. Subcutaneous fat accumulates under the skin and causes little dimples on the skin surface. People with high cholesterol, who eat fried, fatty food appear to be more likely to have it, this gradually may lead to obesity.
Remedies: Regular exercise is the first approach. Exercise should be "local" to the area where cellulite is forming. Minimize dairy products, sweets, cold food and drinks, and fatty fried food. .
Rub Vitamin K cream onto the skin. This cream will remove spider veins and minimize cellulite. Massage the affected area with sesame oil and mustard oil, mixed half and half. After the massage, dust with a powder of the herb vacha (calamus), and rub the skin. This will help remove the cellulite.
Bad breath is often a sign of systemic toxicity, either in the colon, intestine, or mouth.
Remedies: Don't eat heavy meals, stay away from cold drinks, ice cream, cheese and yogurt, all of which reduce the gastric fire and slow down digestion, with a likely increase of ama (toxins).After each meal (generally after lunch and dinner), chew about 1 teaspoon of roasted fennel and cumin seeds (mixed half and half). This will improve digestion, which indirectly helps to detoxify the colon. The licorice-flavored fennel seeds alone would be delicious and helpful, but this mixture will have a better effect. Drink ½ cup of aloe vera juice twice a day until freshness is restored to the breath. Slowly chewing one or two cardamom seeds also help to minimize bad breath. Cardamom aids digestion and helps to reduce ama. After each meal, drink a cup of cumin-coriander-fennel tea (equal proportions) as a digestive aid. Steep about ¼ to ½ teaspoon of each herb per cup of hot water.
Anemia describes the condition in which the number of red blood cells in the blood is low.
Remedies: Iron is a good blood builder, so have foods rich in iron, such as beets, carrots, grapes, raisins, and currants, Figs, dates, date sugar are also good sources of iron. Pomegranate juice and cranberry juice can be used as blood builders. (Add a pinch of cumin to your juice for maximum effect). Chlorophyll is also a good source of iron, in the form of spinach and chard. Eat a cup of plain yogurt with up to 1 teaspoon turmeric on an empty stomach, morning and afternoon. Fill a genuine copper glass or cup with water and let it stand overnight, drink it in the morning.
The nails are considered to be a by-product of bone formation (asthi dhatu). Proper nutrition for building strong bones is thus essential if you want to have healthy nails. If there is insufficient intake of calcium and magnesium, or malabsorption of these minerals, the nails become rough, brittle, cracked, and split and ridges and creases may appear. If you have these symptoms, you can be sure they are signs of malnutrition of the bone tissue.
Remedies: To strengthen the bones and nails, take over-the-counter supplements of calcium, magnesium, and zinc at bedtime. Your formula should include a daily dose of approximately:
Calcium 1,200 mgMagnesium
600 mg Zinc
You may be getting enough minerals, but toxins in the colon may be preventing their complete absorption. If you are taking these supplements and your nails are still brittle, that indicates that you are not absorbing these minerals. The culprit is over accumulation of toxins (ama) in the colon.
A safe and simple way to cleanse the colon of the ama is to regularly take the herbal compound triphala. Steep about ½ teaspoon in ½ to 1 full cup of warm water, strain, and drink. You can take this at night before going to bed, or steep it overnight in cold water and drink it first thing in the morning. It will gradually eliminate the ama (toxins).
Eat a handful of white sesame seeds every day. A handful of sesame seeds contains about 1,200 mg. of calcium and magnesium. Either one of the Ayurveda herbs ashwagandha or shatavari (1/2 teaspoon) taken in a cup of hot milk twice a day may also help to prevent brittle nails. In some individuals, brittle nails and bone loss go together. So if you have brittle nails, it would be wise to investigate the possibility that osteoporosis may be developing.
Carrots are excellent for your eyes. Carot juice has anti-carcinogen properties and it is also believed to have cancer curing properties.
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