Are you sick & tired of being sick & tired? Reading this could literally save your life. Get well & stay well the eastern way!
You can apply these rules to pretty much every disease & sickness but for arguments sake, let’s start with acid in the throat. More irritating than serious and common in the West where we tend to eat on the go. Acid occurs with the accumulation of too much PITTA dosha or fire in the system. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of Dosha I’ll explain in more detail later. Eastern healthcare or Ayurveda accepts there are 3 main Dosha, which keep us functioning on all levels as human beings. If these are neglected, they also contribute to 6 stages of disease progression or ‘SAMPRAPTI’
Symptom: Throat acid & the 6 stages of Disease Progression.
STAGE 1 : Accumulation Because we don’t give much thought to how throat acid manifests, we don’t do much about it. So it doesn’t take long to enter STAGE 2-
I don’t mean to put you off your sandwich but…..”Give us this day our daily bread” should come with a health warning which reads -‘As Long as It Isn’t White.’ White bread will mess with your mood amongst other things.
What happens if you drop a piece of bread in a glass of water? You got it! The bread swells to twice maybe 3 times its normal size. Now consider the body is made up of around 60% water.
In theory, bread should be healthy, made with grains etc. But these days it goes through a process before reaching our grocery store shelves, that makes it unrecognisable. I’m talking about White Bread – the end product after all thenutrients have been destroyed and a variety of dangerous chemicals added. Wheat is a seed like any other, and seeds are well known for supporting a healthy bowel. This means there’s no build up of poisons and we can think clearly as the mind is sharper. Wheat has an outer covering (bran), an embryo (wheatgerm), and a fuel supply (the endosperm). But to create white bread the bran and germ are removed leaving just the soft endosperm then milled into flour. Because the endosperm contains mostly carbohydrates, they immediately break down into single units of sugar causing dangerous spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels. Flour used to make white bread is bleached with benzoyl peroxide. This has no purpose other than making the product more visually attractive to customers.
Here’s another vital piece of info & please feel free to google it! Benzoyl Peroxide creates something called ‘free radicals and benzoic acid’ which all together contribute to DNA damage, aging, contact irritation, bloating discomfort, weakness, and malaise. When ingested, the agents can cause headache, nervousness, nausea, and vomiting.