Flu: Five Things You Can Do to Boost Your Immunity
With headlines reporting the spread of the flu, everyone is wondering how to stay well. And while health authorities race to develop vaccines for the specific strains, until then they can only advise us to avoid traveling to affected areas and to wash our hands frequently to avoid the spread of germs.
Yet there is so much more that we can do to build our immunity. In fact, the ancient science of Maharishi Ayurveda specializes in just this area: strengthening the body’s natural defense systems. Even now, with this new virus testing our immune systems, there’s time to fortify our resistance to colds and flu.
Help for Cancer Patients from an Ancient Tradition
Thirteen years ago Susan D., a 45-year-old patient diagnosed with stage II breast cancer, was scheduled for surgery and chemotherapy. Susan decided to consult with a physician at the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center in Fairfield, Iowa. The physician showed her some preliminary research suggesting that Maharishi Amrit Kalash helped reduce the toxicity of chemotherapy and boosted immunity.
Maharishi Amrit Kalash is an ancient ayurvedic herbal formula with legendary properties, revived 25 years ago under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and leading experts from the ayurvedic tradition. Considered one of the most important rasayanas or ‘elixirs’ in the ayurvedic tradition, Amrit Kalash consists of two complementary herbal compounds: MAK 4, an herbal paste commonly known as Amrit Nectar, and MAK 5, an herbal tablet known as Amrit Ambrosia.
“I read the research and saw that Maharishi Amrit Kalash increased antioxidants,” says Susan. “Since chemotherapy results in cell destruction, it seemed like a good idea to use Amrit to reduce the toxic side effects of chemotherapy.”
The Physics of Spring!
Getting the Bounce Back into Kapha
By John Peterson, MD
Are you sleeping in late and having a hard time getting going in the morning? It’s spring and you’re not ready to come out of your cave! Spring is Kapha season, and that can be hard on those who don’t know the secrets of getting the most out this special time of year.
Sir Isaac Newton described inertia as the resistance an object has to a change in its state of motion unless acted upon by an outside force. An object at rest wants to stay at rest. If it’s in motion, it wants to stay in motion, at the same speed and in the same direction. Sound familiar? Inertia and stamina are the two sides of Kapha’s coin. It’s hard for people with Kapha qualities in their physiology to get going, but once they’ve gotten in gear they can go on forever without getting tired.
So how do people with Kapha in their constitution—thick, oily hair or skin, heavy-set body and a general tendency towards lethargy and congestion—get going in the mornings?
Make Your Skin Beautiful at Any Age
If you look in the mirror and bemoan the latest wrinkle while your 13-year-old daughter battles with acne, you may be surprised to find that your skin and your daughter’s can be helped by the same cure: a boost in antioxidants.
From wrinkles to acne to sun damage to skin cancer, modern research is pointing to antioxidants as the way to combat a wide range of skin problems. Found in vitamins A, B, C, and E, and in minerals such as zinc and selenium, antioxidants help stop the ravaging effects of free radicals. These are the unstable molecules your body produces when it does not fully metabolize food or is exposed to ultraviolet sun rays, environmental toxins, pollutants or stress. Free radicals attack the healthy cells and can lead to acne, premature aging, dull, lack-luster skin, and even skin cancer.
Okay, you say, I’m all for damage control. But where do I start? It turns out that the age-old system of ayurvedic health care, practiced for thousands of years before antioxidants were discovered by modern science, is uncannily suited to reducing free radicals and increasing antioxidants. Here’s what the ayurvedic experts recommend to improve your health and your skin.
My Vedic Kitchen
Maharishi Ayurveda Rose Petal Preserve Recipes
Rose water has been used for centuries in India, China and the Middle East to flavor rice dishes, puddings and sweets. Due to the Arabic influence, it is also a common ingredient in French glazes, pastries and puddings.
Pure rose flavoring adds more than grace and flavor—its sweet, astringent qualities are cooling to hot Pitta dosha, and help balance the emotions. And like the flowers themselves, roses in food express love and elegance.
Message from the President
Take Stock of Your Ayurvedic Treasury
By Ted Wallace
My wife Danielle used to get sick with a cold for at least two weeks when the weather changed from winter to spring. Then she started taking Bio-Immune to build up her immunity during the time she was most susceptible to illness. For the next three years, she didn’t get sick despite direct exposure to the usual colds and fevers of our two young children.
This year Danielle conducted an experiment without really intending to. While we were traveling for two months with our toddlers, she missed starting her routine of Bio-Immune in January as she usually does, and started a month later instead. And she did get a little cold in March, but since her immune system was strengthened from the Bio-Immune she did take, it only lasted 3-4 days instead of the intense two-week ordeal she used to endure. Next year, needless to say, Danielle is determined to prevent colds altogether by starting Bio-Immune on time.
An exciting new research study recently reminded me of the dramatic effects of Maharishi Ayurveda products.
Announcing New Green Health & Longevity Club
In our April newsletter, I mentioned that one of our Health and Longevity (H&L) customers recommended a cost-saving change to our H&L program. He suggested that we should seek to save money and save the environment by offering free shipping of product every other month, instead of our current policy of free monthly shipping. We evaluated the benefits of doing this and have come up with a great program for our current H&L customers which will save them money and benefit the environment!
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