Boost your Health with a Balanced Diet
The human body is a marvelous biological machine that has within itself all the mechanisms for self-healing. Our body is a pharmacy by itself, producing the right amount of acids to aid digestion, strong hormones and chemicals to cheer us up or help us deal with dangerous situations. Our lymphatic system is always working to flush out toxins and invasive agents in order to avoid disease. This infinite intelligence is always working for us effortlessly. However, we must make sure of providing the right fuel for this beautiful engine to work at its best.
Keeping a healthy diet and lifestyle has always been my flag. As I began the year, life gave me the opportunity to live my beliefs firsthand. I was injured accidentally and ended up in a situation where surgery is routinely required above all other options. After discussing my circumstances, doctors gave me the opportunity of following a more conservative, non-surgical approach. During that week in the hospital, besides the medical treatment I received, I practiced meditation, Reiki and self-healing visualizations. Gradually, my body showed improvements day after day until I was able to come back home and work on my full recovery.
Ayurveda has an extensive apothecary (nature’s pharmacy) and in light of my experience, I would like to recommend you 3 essential natural resources that can help you in recovering from injury:
Aloe vera – This powerful cactus is widely use in diet supplements and cosmetics. Its main property is to restore the tissues, both, internal and external. Therefore, it is used to alleviate skin conditions, acidity, digestive disorders and accelerate the scar process.
Turmeric – A natural anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant spice. Modern science has lately shown interest in understanding the many benefits that curcumin (main component in turmeric) provides. Its use is very broad as it helps to detoxify the blood, alleviates a sore throat, aids digestion and helps treat skin conditions.
Lavender – My favorite skin restorative flower. Its essence calms your mind and promotes good sleep. Its essential oil can be applied directly on the skin, working like magic for minor burns and itching.
Add a piece of aloe vera gel to your smoothies, add turmeric to your dishes, and enjoy a lavender tea. Complement your healthy diet with all that nature provides!