Learn About Your Dosha

IMG_6618“Humans have five sense organs and can therefore perceive the world in five distinct ways” -The Ancient Indian Healing Art-Scott Gerson MD

Today’s topic is about a form of medicine that I mentioned in my previous post called Ayurvedic medicine. One of the main concepts is that you base your health care off of what “dosha” you are. The information I am sharing with you below is based off of when I studied alternative medicine in college and the book Ayurveda – The Ancient Indian Healing Art by Scott Gerson MD. 

Any of the information below in quotes is cited from the book linked above.

Dosha is basically an energy inside the body that is believed to circulate all through the body. Doshas are like personality types for your body that are linked to the five basic elements within the Earth. These elements include space, air, fire, water, and earth.

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Ashwagandha- An Ayurvedic Remedy

 

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Ayurvedic medicine is an all natural approach to preventive care and health care that focuses on the”whole” person rather than just treating a symptom or chief complaint. It was formed over 5,000 years ago and focuses on the mind, body, and spirit connection.  This form of medicine focuses on many outside factors that could also potentially be affecting your health and uses all natural remedies to treat the problem. This includes but is not limited to environment, stress levels, spirituality,  and mental health.

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Bullet Journal Layout for April

Bullet journaling is a DIY planner/to-do list/journal that you can add your artistic touch to. I find bullet journaling to be the best way to keep track of pretty much all things health and a way to add some balance to my life. I set my layout for my bullet journal each month and customize it depending on what taks/goals I am working on for that month. The pictures below are for the month of April.

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Lemon Garlic Brussel Sprouts

I am a very weird person when it comes to vegetables…I crave them. I can’t tell you how many times my boyfriend has given me crap for cooking  vegetables at random hours. Anyway, my craving for veggies led to this post today! I picked up some fresh brussel sprouts from the grocery store today and went to town.

Now, I know there aren’t that many people that actually like brussel sprouts but if you are willing to try new things I feel that my recipe will convert you to become a lover of brussel sprouts.

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A List of Ways to Engage in Self Care

om symbol.jpgEveryone could use a little self care but actually engaging in it is the hard part. Most people either don’t know where to start, feel like they don’t have the time, or are too consumed with taking care of others. I wanted to create a list of my favorite ways to decompress after a long day of work. Now, you don’t have to have a stressful job to engage in a little self care. Many people don’t realize they are stressed until they are beyond the point of self care relieving the feeling.

Don’t get down on yourself for feeling stressed, no matter how big or small the matter is. Stress is a natural response of the body and is the result of our adrenal system aka adrenaline center (think fight, flight, or freeze) firing off adrenaline to cope with the stressor. When your adrenal glands become overworked or if you have high stress levels this triggers cortisol to be released into your body to control/cope with the stress. Now cortisol, although it is a stress hormone, is a vital part of our bodies. Our bodies need cortisol to regulate stress levels and it is normal for cortisol levels to fluctuate throughout the day as a response to stressors.

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