Archives For holistic healing

I love Indian curry. There is no other food like it. This evening we are having some from our favourite take away. My boys had curry even while I breast feed them and it is still one of their most favourite dishes. Sometimes I would make some homemade curry, but there is that special taste when you buy it from people who have cooked it all their life. Curry is one of the most complete dishes there is as it combines all the flavors in this amazing and nourishing dish. One of the most important ingredient is turmeric.Turmeric and Cinnamon are powerful antioxidants that continue to gain acceptance as natural nutrients able to assist human health and prevent chronic disease.

Here are just 7 of the health benefits of turmeric health benefits of turmeric

1.In India, where turmeric is called Holy powder , has been used for centuries to help treat various health conditions while, at the same time, it is also widely used in Chinese Medicine. In a recent study conducted at Michigan University, it was found that curcumin, the bright yellow pigment present in turmeric, can help boost cell health by improving the behavior of their membranes.

2.Turmeric is a good source of vitamin C and potassium.

3.  Ayurvedic medicine recommends turmeric  fro treat a variety of ailments, including digestive issues, menstrual problems, arthritis, infections, jaundice, coughs and rheumatic pains.

4.Epidemiological studies of people who have a high dietary intake of turmeric show a lower incidence of cancer among them. as curcumin also helps create the master anti-oxidant glutathione.

5.Turmeric’s  powerful antioxidant effects make it a popular, natural, therapeutic agent for diseases such as arthritis, where free radicals cause joint inflammation and eventual damage to the joints.

6.Turmeric also contains vitamin B6 which is needed to keep homocysteine levels from getting too high. High homocysteine levels damage blood vessel walls and are considered a significant risk factor for blood vessel damage, atherosclerotic plaque build-up, and heart disease.

7.Evidence is mounting that turmeric may afford protection against neurodegenerative diseases through its ability to cross the blood brain barrier. Alzheimer’s disease is thought to occur when a fragmented protein accumulates in brain cells producing oxidative stress and inflammation, and forming plaque between nerve cells in the brain that disrupt function. Curcumin may prevent this oxidation and inflammation.

health benefit of turmeric

I am sure just those health benefits of turmeric are showing you  the goodness, that that spice has. Enjoy your curry and be well.Sending blessing and love

 

 

P.S This is day 24 of  Word press Challenge to make a post every day. There are 215 days left of 2012.

Today I want to write about sunshine and sun light.

We had an absolutely glorious day here in Bangor.It is the beginning of one of my favourite time of the year. The days are getting longer and brighter. My energy levels are getting higher and higher. I Love the Sun.

The sun was splitting  the trees, clear blue sky and no wind. Pure bliss to be outside and enjoy it. I am so late with my post today as I was out for the most of the day. It feels so nice to be home chilling out after so much activity. I love this kind of tiredness and the boys had a brilliant time and a great appetite. They eat well normally, but today even better. benefits of sunlight

Sunlight is one of the most effective healing agents that exists.Here are some of the benefits.It is best to stay away from sun protection cremes. I am 100 % sure , that humans are designed to get sunlight and I would never use sunscreen.

Getting enough sunlight during the day can help you sleep better at night. If you are exposed to natural light during the day, it will increase your melatonin output at night. Melatonin is a natural hormone made by our bodies. It enhances sleep and slows down the aging process.

Sunlight helps to balance out your hormones. It may even help to relieve certain symptoms of PMS.

Sunlight improves the function of your liver and helps it to break down toxins and wastes that could lead to cancer and other diseases.

If you’ve got swollen, arthritic joints, sunlight may help lower your pain levels.

Sunlight helps your body convert a form of cholesterol that is present in your skin into vitamin D.

So there you have it-just some of the benefits of sunlight.

Apart from all these the immediate effects are better mood and restful sleep. Giant's Causeway at Sunset, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

As I am writing those words the boys are asleep and I am gonna gently unwind and have a wonderful sleep. Sending blessings and Love!

 

P.S This is day 15 of WordPress Challenge to make a post every day. There are 224 days left of 2012.

This is one of the best ways to love yourself. Whatever you do in your busy day do your best to stop before you are tired. Take one evening a week or more if you can to just enjoy doing nothing. Sit down, take a long bath , let your mind wonder about and just be.rest before you get tired

 

This is the best prevention of fatigue and anxiety.If you  have a busy schedule or you are may be a high achiever pick at least one day of the week when you just let yourself be-get up when you feel like it, do whatever you feel like, enjoy being yourself and take it easy.

 

P.S This is day six of WordPress Challenge to make a post every day. There are 233 days left of 2012.
Sending love and light

Take a deep breath

Ivelina  —  May 10, 2012

Take a deep breath. Fill those lungs, count to 4 and gently  excel.Then repeat. It is the easiest therapy there is.
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Breathing happens naturally, effortlessly and it is “the blessing ” of Life.

Master Petar Danov teaches, that everything can be cured with breathing.When you think good nourishing thought with every breath you are nourishing your soul. Your energy becomes richer and brighter and you are more open and present.

So starting today give yourself 5-10 minutes of deep conscious breathing-it will give a oxygen boost, take the tension away and feel you with calmness.

P.S This is day four of WordPress Challenge to make a post every day. There are 235 days left of 2012.
Sending love and light

In the beginning there were just plants and herbs. There was no Big Pharma to control what you are given when you feel unwell, there was no side effects, prescription drugs, overdoses and white mouse tests. There was just Mother Nature and you. Traditional medicines  understood the incredible value of herbs and spices. There was a potent natural remedy for every  ailment .Now most of the hers and spices are used for cooking , not so much as a remedy. I believe in preventive natural everyday nourishment for the body and the mind.
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So let’s go back to the start. I am starting a little series of posts where I would like to share most of the herbs and spices and their benefits to you and your well being. I will include a simple and easy recipe , that might give you an idea to make something, that you will enjoy.

I decided to start with Cinnamon because is one of my favourite spices .It is also one of the oldest known spices. To prepare it, the bark of the cinnamon tree is dried and rolled into cinnamon sticks. Cinnamon can also be dried and ground into a powder.

So here there are 7  health benefits of cinnamon.

1.Cinnamon  is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

2. Several studies suggest that cinnamon regulates  blood sugar. This makes it beneficial for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike. You can also benefit if you want to stable your energy levels and mood.

3.It’s been proven effective for menstrual pain .  Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones.How good is that!

4.Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells . This is a very promising study for anybody .

5. Consuming cinnamon improves  the body’s ability to utilize blood sugar, but just smelling the wonderful odor of this sweet spice boosts brain activity!

6.Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties  that helps those suffering from stomach ulcers .This also makes cinnamon beneficial in preventing   heart disease, heart attacks and  strokes .

7.Cinnamon possesses anti-fungal properties, making it an excellent option for those suffering from yeast infections.

Cinnamon can be used all year around in the variety of dishes and teas.

Recently I have been Loving my own combination.It is a perfect drink before bed time-soothing, aromatic and tasty.

So here is what you need for Mother Nature Cinnamon TeaMother Nature Cinnamon Tea

1 cinnamon stick

7-8 fennel seeds

2-3 cardamon pods

3-4 cloves

hot water

Manuka honey(optional)

Make sure that you cover the dish, that you are brewing it in to keep all the essential oils.

Enjoy!

Please share this with your friends-you might be doing someone a big  favour.

 

Your body is talking to you all the time.Are you listening to what signs your body is giving you? It is very easy to cover it up with a sweet snack or by watching a movie, but it does’t make it go away. You body is a miracle machine, that knows exactly how to heal itself and make itself better.Most of the processes in your body are happening without you having to consciously think the individual steps. If you want to sit down-you just sit down.  You do not say to yourself-now I am gonna bend my knees first and so on…

 

Say for an example you prick your finger on a rose thorn.You will feel a sharp pain for a second or two. This pain is just a signal, that your skin is broken.  This  message then is  send directly to your brain and that  instantly starts the process of healing. You do not have to consciously  think about it. It just happens and within hours your finger is better and by the next day you have completely forgotten about it.You body has done all the work so you can get on with anything else.rose prick

 

What happens when there is a bigger pain, or as they call a condition in your body -a chronic diseases, which the conventional  medicine treats as incurable? It means you have ignored your body’s conversations with you for a very long time and possibly pretending  that you can not do anything about it. You and your body have a special relationship. It is as special as the one with your heart, as your heart is a part of your body, but it also has a” true heart “in it. Put it like this- your body has a  brain within, which talks to you . Look at your eyes if you haven’t got enoght sleep for a few nights on a row. Under your eyes  you will notice a different color. Now look at your eyes after a week of restfull sleep , look at the sparkle in your eyes. You know how it feels, don’t you.

I am sure you got my point by now. Listen to your body before it’s too late. If you ask me it is never too late , unless you are dead(I normaly do not use words like “dead”, but I am making an exeption here, just to make it clear how  important it is to listen to your body).
listen to your body
When you are just about to take a  bite of your next  meal :Ask yourself? “Am I really hungry or did I just tell myself that it’s time to eat?” What  am I avoiding to deal with ?  When you  feel ,like that there isn’t enough hours in the days ask yourself: “Can I take a day off?” .

The time is now. Listen to your body. It’s never too late.