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Prevent childhood allergies by eliminating processed food from your diet as they clog the digestive system and contribute to the cycle of allergies. Remove food offenders with known allergens including wheat, dairy and soy and flood the body with healing nutrients. Remove health harming chemicals from your home as well.
Physical condition and mental make-up of mother, postpartum depression and stress related to not knowing pre and post pregnancy care are pregnancy associated challenges. Meditative and stress management asanas relieve anxiety and distress to a great extent. This can also prevent high blood sugar, acid reflux and sciatica during the pregnancy cycle.
Melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer can be seeded in childhood as kids spend a lot of time outdoors under the harsh sun, playing games or swimming. Minimize sun damage by applying a sunscreen of SPF 30 to exposed body. Reapply every 2-3 hrs and wear dark, dense clothing. Follow this for 2 weeks so that kids make it a habit.
Panchakarma treatments like Snehana and Swedana are helpful/Trikatu, a combination of ginger, long pepper and black pepper can be used to stimulate the production of digestive enzymes and promote the absorption of essential nutrients/Herbs like Brahmi, Shatavari and ayurvedic medicines like Suvarna Prashan, Chaitanoday rasa are helpful.
Recent research suggests that stressed children are at a risk for cognitive damage. This can affect your child's academic performance and cause depression later in life. Stress hormones effectively undo the beneficial effects of enrichment and stunt brain development. High levels of stress hormones, such as cortisol, are toxic to the brain.
Postpone the introduction of sweets to young children. Sweet cravings may be a sign of dehydration, increase the amount of water your child drinks. Introduce more naturally sweet veggies and fruits. Being more active helps release feel-good endorphins. Eliminate fat-free and low-fat processed foods. Get more sleep, rest and relaxation.
Are you happy to give your child a dose of antibiotics or painkillers like Paracetamol or Ibuprofen every time he or she complains and shows some symptoms of being unwell? I am sure many of you wouldn't be happy to do it, just like me. It is important to understand your child's constitution (prakruti) as we are born with a unique combination of Vata, pitta, and kapha. Once you understand your child's mind-body type it will be easier for you to help your child. Feel free to contact me in case any query or doubt.
Make lifestyle choices that respect Nature's innate intelligence so that when imbalance occurs, it is quickly corrected and does not develop into a full-blown medical condition. Take the time to get back to nature by observing the imbalance and looking towards nature for a solution – a food or nutrient, a practice like yoga or meditation, an herb, or even a prayer.
Kids have a lot of energy, and the best way to stabilize this high level is through healthy eating. Proper nutrition sharpens the mind of every child, and it also boosts their mood. Some tips to change your little ones eating habits are: curb bad and junk food gradually: limit portions and make them at home, create an example for them: following healthy eating habits yourself, make food look and taste fun and create a healthy eating schedule for them.
I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes back in 1977. I was six years old at the time. I remember and know from my practice that when things get out of control for a child with diabetes, mothers are the ones who have to pick up the pieces. They have to drop everything, put their fear into the background and take care of their child every time there’s a low blood sugar reaction. Each time the blood glucose meter or pump doesn’t work, Mom goes into action.
Amla, also known as Amalaki or the Indian Gooseberry, is a nutrient-rich fruit, whose health benefits has been established and reaped for thousands of years. The countless medicinal properties of this fruit have given it a special place in Ayurveda. That being said, consuming Amla in excessive amounts can cause numerous side-effects like constipation, diarrhea and must not be used excessively by pregnant women and infants.
We call Earth our “mother” as it has created and sustains human life and of trillions of organisms on this planet. The first step we can take, to honor and thank Mother Earth, is to start eating mindfully. As per Ayurveda, once you start eating local food as per your dosha and seasons, you become aware and balanced, aligning with nature and surroundings around you.
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