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Punarnava – for fever, bloating, and spring discomforts

Spring is a painful time for Tigers. Joints feel swollen and hurt as the barometric pressure drops before a storm. Winds, rains, uncertain weather irritate. Allergens and humidity slow the liver’s detoxification of acids, which increase inflammation and indigestion. New Yorkers get crabby and clumsy. They bump into eachother and yell in the street. It’s like everyone gets PMS all at once. Lately my liver has felt painful when I lay on my right side and I felt hot (feverish) in the abdomen, chest, neck and head. (Could it have been the Botox injection I had last week to remove worry wrinkles from my forehead?!!) To feel cool and comfortable, I added 1 tsp. of an East Indian powder Punarnavadi churna to a glass of water three times daily. It did the trick in a day or two. Punarnava (AKA hog weed) regulates the liver, is diuretic and acts as a gentle heart tonic. Look Mom no wrinkles, no inflammation. Eventually punarnava’s diuretic and cleansing effects are slimming. It’s a good long term remedy for prevention of liverish discomforts useful for rich eaters and drinkers.

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Deep Rejuvenation Treatment at home

Ayurveda, the collected health and beauty wisdom of ancient India, includes natural treatments to encourage vibrant longevity. A vegetarian diet and meditative lifestyle including yoga and devotion to service and compassion help to ease daily stress and prevent disease. A centuries long tradition of healing Ayurvedic herbs are easily available to us today in order to provide freedom from pain, physical weakness, emotional vulnerability and aging.

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Feed Your Tiger slimming advice

Holidays and vacations bring together friends, family and sweets. Don’t worry too much about weight gain at those times just add a few slimming foods, herbs and treatments from Feed Your Tiger. You will feel better and enjoy more. The book divides us into 4 energy/addiction types: Dragons, Bears, Tigers and Cranes. Each have positive qualities and are subject to associates illnesses. So it pays to be prepared by using the best diet suited to your type. What sort of addiction do you reach for when under stress? Salty, sweet, spicy hot, alcohol, cigarettes, or junk foods?

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Natural Approaches to Depression Class Notes

Feed Your Tiger: The Asian Diet Secret for Permanent Weight Loss and Vibrant Health New York Open Center Friday October 29, 2010 from  7-9:30 PM with Letha Hadady D.Ac. and classical homeopath Christopher Phillips CCH, RSHom(NA) I will again enjoy presenting Natural Approaches to Depression with my friend Christopher Phillips. These are my class notes: Life Happens. We can’t always prevent accidents, divorce, job-loss, and grief from losing a parent, friend, or pet. But we can prevent /treat the ill effects these may bring upon body and mind, which are interconnected. Enhance physical health and, very often, mental health improves. (Better concentration, mental clarity, mental stability, sleep, and memory. Less anxiety and fear if the body is nourished and if digestion and elimination, breathing, and circulation work smoothly.)

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Depression Class Notes

Lavender  Flowers NY Open Center 4/19/2010:  These are Letha’s class notes for tonight’s class covering select physical causes/treatments for depression. The class is also lead by classical homeopath Christopher Phillips, whose class notes are not found here. Please see his website. Life Happens. We can’t always prevent accidents, divorce, job-loss, and grief from losing a parent, friend, or pet. But we can prevent /treat the bad effects these may have on our body and mind, which are interconnected. Enhance physical health and, very often, mental health improves. (Better concentration, mental clarity, mental stability, sleep, and memory. Less anxiety and fear if the body is nourished and if digestion and elimination, breathing, and circulation work smoothly.) What can we improve with diet, herbs, and body treatments? Chronic pain, fatigue, low immunity, hormonal and other physical imbalances, addictions, and emotional “stuckness.”

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Radiation: Risky Medical Tests

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that at least four million Americans under age 65 are exposed to high doses of radiation each year from medical imaging tests–notably CT and PET scans. Some of them may be unnecessary. About 400,000 of those patients receive very high doses, more than the maximum annual exposure allowed for nuclear power plant employees or anyone else who works with radioactive material. Unfortunately, this NY Times article covering the study did not explain what dose of radiation would be hazardous to health. For that, I consulted this chart provided by American Nuclear Society.  It is shocking.  

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Monsoon Rains

The relief that comes during heavy rain is a welcome change after stifling heat and falling barometric pressures that make every part of the body ache. In much of the world drinking water and raw foods easily become polluted because of overflowing drainpipes stuffed with litter. Damp rooms support fungus growth. Rain, and unattended swimming pools, bring standing water and mosquitoes, which bring malaria, dengue fever, fungal infections, and, in Asia, possible leptospirosis infections. Here are health tips for monsoon season around the world: 

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Love Conquers All

You don’t have to be young to be in love, only healthy and young at heart. Then love can last forever. Yoga practice, an attitude of compassion and a wise diet, including Ayurvedic tonic herbs help us maintain generosity, resilience and vigor for loving relationships. Love always involves a risk: Becoming close to someone may challenge our independence and self-worth. That requires energy and patience more than drive.

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Chinese and East Indian herbs for health and beauty

This evening I taught a class in Chinese and East Indian (Ayurvedic) herbs for the Academy of Healing Nutrition. See their link on this website (homepage on the right) for their year-long, hands-on course in healing foods and cooking. The Academy was begun by my friend Roger Green, a acupuncturist, originally an Aussi, who is into feng shui. He also takes groups to major power spots around the globe to hang out with the elements.

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Heart Healthy Foods and Herbs

Vermont’s quiet, deep green, damp woods have given us a summer of rest. Several times a Mama deer and her baby played near the driveway. Wild turkeys roamed the yard in search of seeds. A bear or other friend raided our garbage cans regularly. In autumn as leaves turn yellow-orange, everyone is seeking food to increase warm layers of fat against the coming winter. We found colorful lettuces, squash, carrots and parsnips, corn, bright peppers and fresh goat cheeses at the farmers’ market. It’s easy to eat well in the country. Farmer’s markets sell what’s in season. Try steamed red peppers, zucchini, tomato and eggplant. Add garlic, cayenne, and rosemary and you have a heart-healthy dish.

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