Build Body & Mind Resistance to Remain Healthy
This is based on a short article by Dr P K Warrier, Chief Physician, Kottakkal AryavaidyasalaM G Warrier
Build body and mind resistance to remain healthy
M G Warrier
The deluge of news and ideas pouring in via telephonic chats, social media and mainstream media (print and electronic) is also contributing to the weakening of body and mind especially among children and senior citizens, besides the positive benefits being gained by the majority which relate to creating awareness about the situation in the local community, country and the world.
Today, I read a brief write-up by Dr P K Warrier (age 90 plus), Chief Physician, Kottakkal Aryavaidyasala (Kottakkal, Kerala). Sharing here some thoughts based on the advice from one of the most knowledgeable living Ayurvedic physicians, for the benefit of all of us.
a) Mouth hygiene is as important as washing hands and body.
b) Have body-wash twice a day.
c) Do not apply oil when body is sweating.
d) Avoid tight dress.
e) Maintain regular timings for food, sleep and other routines, irrespective of compulsions of work/profession.
Continue in-house, the exercises you have been doing. Ideal being Yoga and Meditation. Do not start new exercises, if proper guidance is not available.
Food and/as medicine
a) Try to include more of easily digestible, nutritious vegetarian dishes. Increase intake of liquids: Tender coconut, rice porridges, milk, buttermilk, fruit juices etc.
b) Mix some jaggery (gud) with ginger paste and make small cubes of 5 grams (one teaspoon) and keep ina bottle, handy. Occasionally chew one. This will ease throat and help digestion.
c) Increase use of Ginger, Turmeric and black pepper all of which have medicinal properties helpful in easing throat congestion etc
Try to free your mind and thoughts from fear, anxiety, worries and sorrow. Believe in mutual support and muster courage. The humanity is correcting its follies and will come out of the present chaos sooner than all of us think. Post-cleansing, the world is going to be a better place to live in.
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