3 Amazing Herbs For The Immune System

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Do you think your immune system is taking adequate care of you? Do you fall prey to seasonal illnesses or illnesses that get passed around: colds, flu, etc? Are sick more often than others around you? If you are answering yes to the last two questions, then your immune system may not be protecting you adequately. Highly Sensitive People And The Immune System It is a bit unfair to blame the immune system for our getting sick particularly if you are a highly sensitive person. One of the biggest health challenges that highly sensitive people have is supporting and maintaining a healthy immune system. Our immune system often cannot cope with the demands that our nervous systems and cultural expectations place on it. Although everyone needs to take care of their immune systems, HSPs need to step up their self-care to compensate for higher demands on their bodies. The specific burden that highly sensitive people have is stress – stress in such high volume that it overwhelms our bodies, immune system included, if we are not careful. Even if we were to lead an extremely quiet lifestyle, we need to support our immune systems because our hyperactive nervous system are naturally active all of the time. In the best of situations, we are vulnerable to becoming depleted from nervous system stress. The Special Problem Of Stress And The HSP Immune System If we are experiencing a lot of stress and our immune systems become weakened, then when other problems arise, we have a more difficult time coping with them. Viruses, parasites, and other invaders are more likely to take hold in our systems. Therefore, in addition to stress reduction strategies, it is a good idea for highly sensitive people to offer their bodies some immune system support. These herbs can help: ashwaghandha is … Read More

Shilajit: Fountain Of Youth

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  Most of the time we use herbs and herbal preparations to help with physical and mental problems that we have. But these natural healers serve another purpose. Some of them support our best functioning so they help keep us in great condition and preempt future problems. Shilajit is one of these substances. Why Shilajit Is Called The Fountain Of Youth Shilajit is an ancient Ayurvedic herb that has so many rejuvenating properties that some people call it the Fountain of Youth. It is used to increase strength stabilize blood sugar and improve the health of people suffering from diabetes energize people suffering from fatigue purify the blood strengthens digestion strengthen the immune system. This may seem like a small list but these benefits cover the most basic and important aspects of human physiological functioning. Shilajit comes from the Himalayan mountains. It is a thick paste like substance and sometimes is called asphaltum. It is often found oozing from the rocks in the mountains. Once collected it is processed into a powdery form. The Warmth Of Shilajit Shilajit acts in a heating manner on the body and our bioenergies. In Ayurveda, bioenergies are the basis of health practices and lifestyle choices. They are vata dosha which regulates movement, the nervous system, and mental functioning pitta dosha which regulates digestion kapha dosha which regulates the structure of the body. Shilajit affects vata and kapha doshas the most because they are naturally cold and the warming action of shilajit is healing to them. Its warming property helps suppress pain and is considered a good treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, an HSP disease. It helps the nervous system, is effective in treating depression, as well as mental stress and fatigue. It is also known to improve the effectiveness of others herbs. Shilajit And HSPs Doshas are … Read More

2 Herbs For Great Skin

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  Would you like to have great skin? Do you invest in your skin care and still feel dissatisfied with how your skin looks? Many people waste a lot of money on their skin to look and feel better.  They do not understand their skin problems and reach for magic bullet solutions, sometimes making the problem worse. There is a way out of this problem with some revisions in your self-care. First, we have to understand the causes of skin problems. What Causes Skin Problems? Skin problems come from may sources: viruses and bacteria are two common sources. However, the biggest source of skin problems is actually how we live. Diet, water, rest and exercise play the most important roles in our skin condition. The seasons are also important since seasonal factors play an important role in skin aggravation: winter wind can dry the skin, summer heat can burn it. Toxins of all sorts can clog our bodies including our skin. Here in the west, we think of skin as a layer of tissue covering our bodies. Ayurveda has a more complex and holistic understanding of this important organ. The Seven Layers Of The Skin Ayurveda has identified 7 layers to the skin. According to this MAPI article on skin care, they are: Avabhasini: This is the outermost layer. It reflects the complexion and the quality of nutrition. It also acts as a mirror: it indicates whether the physiology as a whole is balanced or imbalanced, and whether there is inner health or disorder. The avabhasini layer also reflects the aura of the individual-if there is inner bliss, it shows on this layer. It does not have its own color: it reflects the colors of the inner layers. Internal and external re-hydration and regular massage supports the health and appearance of the avabhasini … Read More