Multiple Sclerosis is a condition of the immune system, where it attacks the central nervous system and destroys the protective sheath of nerve fibers. This is why, it is known as an autoimmune disease. It is a disabling disease for the spinal cord and the brain. If treatment is not begun in right earnest, the disease may damage the nervous system and disabled people.
However, there is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis in modern medicine. Doctors can at most reduce the pace of progression of the disease, but not halt it. Nevertheless, Ayurveda may have an answer to this dreaded disease.
Modern Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis:
Modern medicine focuses on speeding up recovery from episodes like pain in the body, electric-shock sensations during certain movements, tremors, problems with coordination, etc. Other aspects of treatment include slowing the progress of the disease and managing the symptoms of the disease. People who are afflicted with only mild symptoms usually don’t need any treatment. However, for those who have severe symptoms like jerks, slurred speech, etc., Ayurveda may be the answer.
In Ayurveda, the malady is interpreted as an energy disorder. Practitioners consider this problem as one arising from improper digestion. Improper digestion leads to toxin formation. If the toxins are not removed, they accumulate in various tissues of the body. According to the tenets of Ayurveda, these toxins obstruct the movement of certain energies. This precipitates neuromuscular disorders.
Ayurvedic Remedy for Multiple Sclerosis:
Ayurvedic remedies for Multiple Sclerosis involve removing the toxins and restoring digestive capacity. It uses herbal remedies for that purpose. However, the task of removing the toxins is a comprehensive one. The toxins need to be eliminated from the tissues and at the same time they need to be prevented from accumulating in the tissues. This can be done by bringing in improvement in metabolism. In fact, this is the touchstone of Ayurvedic remedies for Multiple Sclerosis. Ayurvedic practitioners use Aloe Vera gel to detoxify and improve metabolism in patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Natural minerals and vitamins of Aloe Vera also help in strengthening the immune system and putting a brake on its autoimmune activities.
While various remedies help to expel toxins and prevent build-up toxins, patients need to bring in a change in their lifestyle in order to bring in long-standing improvements in digestive capacity and metabolism.
Stuff like green tea has huge potential in prevention and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases. In fact, a certain chemical known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate has the ability to prevent the T-cells of immune system from attacking the nerve sheath.
While modern medicine does not have an answer to Multiple Sclerosis, Ayurveda offers a glimmer of hope. Patients need to bring in a comprehensive change in their lifestyle that includes improving lifestyles and taking specific food and drinks that help in fighting the disease. One should always consult a doctor if the symptoms are visible.
This diet, if strictly followed can work wonders for an ITP patient. Consume below-mentioned food items as much as possible. It is a balanced diet that is enough to fuel the human body for proper functioning. There are different foods in all three categories. If you eat the foods in PLATE A, you won’t need the other plates. Even if you do, your tendency to eat the foods in PLATE B will go down by 75%. PLATE C has a list of foods which are not good for ITP patients.
PLATE A (THE RESCUER)-
3. JUICES (Consume Everyday) -
Green juice -
Coriander (dhaniya) leaves – 10-12
Mint (pudina) leaves – 4-5
Spinach (palak) leaves - 2
Basil (tulsi) leaves – 2-3
Wheatgrass (gehun ke jware) – 5-6
Long grass juice (durva) – 6-7
Sheesham leaves – 2-3
* 20 ml or 2 tbsp., twice daily can be taken.
Red juice -
* 200 ml, two to three times can be taken.
* For taste, black grapes can be added.
4. HERBAL TEAS (Not compulsory to take daily) -
Boil 1/2tsp. each of Fennel (Saunf), Dhaniya (Coriander), Anar chilka (Pomegranate peel) in 3 cups of water till it’s reduced to 1 cup. This herbal concoction can be taken twice a day (If there is gas formation if can be preferred)
Green tea can be consumed, too.
6. BEVERAGES - Water, Coconut water, Pumpkin juice.
PLATE B (THE OXYMORONIC) -
Khichadi (Gruel) with moong dal
Cow ghee is best for ITP. 1 tablespoon, twice daily can be taken
Chapatti of wheat flour can be taken or missi roti with raw fenugreek leaves can also be mixed in the dough
PLATE C (THE DAMAGER) -
Citrus fruits – (lemon, orange and sweet lemon), Milk and Milk products (curd, buttermilk and cheese), Packaged foods, Refined sugars, Processed foods, Biscuits, Confectionary items, Corn flakes, Aerated drinks, Alcohol, Spices (Clove, black pepper, turmeric, red chili), All Dry nuts, French fries, Non veg and Other junk foods. Avoid all chilies.
Colour plays a unique role in daily life. There is color everywhere. Our day starts with bright yellow rays of the sun, trees welcome the day with vibrant green light. There is color everywhere from the dress we wear to the place we live in. Why not our meals be colourfull. A rainbow meal plate not only looks beautiful but also keeps you healthy. Every color carries a specific vibration with it and that will affect our systems (especially endocrine system). In this article, we will discuss in detail about VIBGYOR foods and their effect on our systems.
Now we know the importance of color in our food. So, make your plate as colorful as possible to nourish your systems as well as to tap into your senses. Enjoy every color of life. Bring out the child in you to play with colorful food.
Take away points:
1. To begin with, focus on including more than 3 colors in your plate.
2. Track how many colors you are eating in a day and notice the changes happening in your system.
3. Make a note of the color codes and when you dress in particular color notice how you feel.
सुपरफ़ूड के नाम से मशहूर स्पिरुलिना झीलों और प्रकृति झरनों आदि में पाया जाता है. इसलिए इस जलीय वनस्पति भी कहा जाता है. गहरे नीले-हरे रंग का स्पिरुलिना में कई आश्चर्यजनक रूप से सभी खाद्य पदार्थों से ज्यादा पोषक तत्व पाए जाते हैं.
स्पिनरूलिना एक ऐसा तत्व है जो किसी भी प्रकार के पानी(साफ या खारा) में पैदा हो जाता है. इसका इस्तेमाल प्राचीन काल से होता आ रहा है लेकिन इसने सुर्खियां तब बटोरी जब पता लगा कि नासा द्वारा रहा गया कि इसे अंतरिक्ष में भी उगाया जा सकता है.
वैसे तो स्पिनरूलिना कैप्सूल या पाउडर के रूप में आसानी से उपलब्ध हो जाता है. स्पिनरूलिना के एक चम्मच (7 ग्राम) में 4 ग्राम प्रोटीन, विटामिन बी1, विटामिन बी2, विटामिन बी3, कॉपर, और आयरन होते है.
लेकिन स्पिनरूलिना के फायदे और स्पिनरूलिना के नुकसान अलग-अलग होते है. आज इस लेख के माध्यम से हम जानेंगे स्पिनरूलिना से जुड़े कुछ ऐसे ही तथ्य-
इन सभी के अलावा स्पिनरूलिना पाउडर और कैप्सूल के रूप में भी बाज़ार में उपलब्ध है, जबकि कुछ प्रोटिन और एनर्जी बूस्टर में इसे सामग्री के रूप में उपयोग किया जाता है. स्पिनरूलिना में मैग्नीशियम, पोटैशियम, मैंगनीज और लगभग सभी प्रकार के पोषक तत्व होते है. जो लीवर फैट को कम करने, कैंसर बचाव, हाई बीपी में लाभ, एलर्जिक राइनाइटिस, खून की कमी में फायदेमंद, शारीरिक ताकत बढ़ाने, ब्लड शुगर कंट्रोल करने में बहुत उपयोग होता है.