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Ayurveda for strains, sprains & sore throats

At BlissBlissBliss we are fascinated with and always learning more about Ayurveda. Here is what Ayruveda say's about Sprains and Strains: A sprain (involving ligaments) is a pitta condition and involves pain, swelling and blackish-bluish discoloration. A strain (involving tendons) is a vata condition and affects the muscle tissue and involves pain. Wrap it up, Drink some juice, Soak it, Apply a Healing Paste, Try some herbs Drink Some Juice: Drink pomegranate or pineapple for their anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory effects) This will help especially to pacify pitta. Soak It: For sprain soak the affected area in hot water with t teaspoons of brown mustard seeds. To relive the swelling soak the area for 15 minutes in hot water with 2 tablespoons of salt per gallon...

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Positive Psychological Changes From Meditation Training Linked to Cellular Health

The University of California, Davis, issued the following news releaseabout a study appearing in * Psychoneuroendocrinology*:Positive psychological changes from meditation training linked tocellular health.Positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training areassociated with greater telomerase activity, according to researchers atthe University of California, Davis, and the University of California,San Francisco.The study is the first to link positive well-being to higher telomerase,an enzyme important for the long-term health of cells in the body.The effect appears to be attributable to psychological changes thatincrease a person's ability to cope with stress and maintain feelings ofwell-being."We have found that meditation promotes positive psychological changes,and that meditators showing the greatest improvement on variouspsychological measures had the highest levels of telomerase," saidClifford Saron, associate research scientist...

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Change of Seasons Cold and Illness Prevention

by Ryan KurczakAutumn is here, a little over 2 weeks in. Colds, flu, illness, allergies and all kinds of little nasty health problems can manifest during this time of year. I’d like to share a few perspectives with which I am familiar, and then some basic kitchen ingredients and activities I’ve found to be wildly helpful to prevent illness before it gets a foothold in our life.From an Ayurvedic perspective this is said to be caused by our bodies inability to process change correctly. Through poor nutrition, lack of proper rest and activity, and a stressed out mind, the change in weather patterns is the straw that breaks the camel’s back....

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