When Ama (toxins) build-up and body is not able to get rid of it, there is an increased oxidative and inflammatory activity in the body. Which results in the symptoms of Ama. Goal of the cleanse is to eliminate Ama from the body and slow down the degenerative processes. Cleansing and detoxing the body is an essential part of minimizing toxin build-up in the body. This reduces oxidative stress and slows down the aging process of the whole body.
Gratitude moves our mind’s attention towards the positive and beneficial things in our lives… Things that support us, keep us going and growing, give us strength, courage, access to resources, and more. Expression of gratitude can be used as a mindfulness practice to entrain our mind to turn towards what is working. This is opposite to experiences like depression, anxiety, and anger, all of which focus on what is not working.
Turmeric has become increasingly popular supplement in recent years. It is well-regarded for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities. In a recent visit to a supplement store, I found turmeric supplements in joint health, immune health, allergy, pain management, and heart health section of the store. There were close to 50 different products available, each claiming to be the answer. This got me thinking about the importance of knowing how to use turmeric and in what forms.
Shirodhara is a master therapy for management of psychological disorders and psychosomatic conditions. Psychological disorder may include: chronic stress reaction, anxiety, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar and more… psychosomatic conditions are physical conditions influenced by psychological stress: IBS, Crohns, colitis, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, migraines and headaches, neck or shoulder pain, back pain, and more.
A comprehensive strategy of Ayurvedic & Naturopathic Medicine includes use dietary modifications that minimize blood sugar spikes, depleting cancer-supportive dietary and lifestyle components, as well as maximizing innate vitality. Herbal medicines can be used strategically and directly to communicate with the body and drive the body’s defenses against cancer cells.
Magnesium plays an important role in over 300 different enzymatic reactions in the body. It helps relax muscles, promotes regular deep sleep, aids in comfortable bowel movements, and supports blood sugar regulation. When we consume too much sugar it allows for certain strains of bacteria and especially yeasts to over grow too quickly and dominate the delicate balance of our microbial community.
The positive health effects of fasting are many and far reaching, but some of my favorite benefits are the detoxifying and gut healing properties. Fasting is very detoxifying for our bodies because during that time our body is able to divert energy usually used for digesting food, towards clearing out old cellular debris.
Dr. Anup Mulakaluri chooses from over 25 main Ayurvedic therapies to encourage and support his patients’ individual detoxification process. He works with patients to understand their needs, their state of health, and the stage of disease. Based on his diagnostics, he then customizes the therapeutic process by carefully selecting the herbs, oils, mode of application, etc., that will best activate the specific organs of elimination to most effectively remove all toxins.
The restoration of the body is done through specific nutritional and dietary protocols that are individually prescribed. The rejuvenating diet, herbs, and a mindful approach to life and daily routines allows the health of body, mind, and spirit to regenerate and maintain the health benefits of the detoxification process.
During Purvakarma, your individualized treatment protocol brings toxins to your body’s elimination channels in preparation for being eliminated. This process draws toxins outward from deep tissues like marrow, bones, muscles, joints, and fatty tissue, and moves them into intermediate organs like blood, liver, kidney, skin, and lungs.