Want beautiful, healthy skin?
Author: Maharishi Ayurveda Date Posted:21 March 2016
Autumn has arrived and it’s that time of the year when skin complaints can get aggravated. Have you noticed that your acne around the mouth has increased or that your itchy patches of skin are more noticeable?
If yes, then you are experiencing the build up of summer heat, which your body is trying to release at the moment. After summer season the body likes to clear out any accumulation of heat from the hot season. This can give rise to an increase of heat and impurities in your blood stream leading to an aggravation of skin conditions. Radiant Skin is the best formulation to help cleanse internally in order to help soothe your skin. Take as recommended on the bottle as it allows for a gradual increase of dose.
Optimal Digestion Tips
The key to smoothly transitioning into autumn for everyone (including those with skin conditions) is good digestion. Here are some tips to help you optimise your digestion.
The digestive system is responsible for all the energy production and metabolism that takes place in your body. It provides the nourishment for the formation and maintenance of your bones, blood, tissues, cells and organ systems.
- Eat according to your appetite.
Forgetting mum’s advice about it being polite to eat everything on your plate, eat to suit your hunger. If you can’t digest the food it will just sit in your stomach and create a sticky substance that causes blockages in the body.
Eat in a settled manner.
This means sitting to eat and turning the TV off. When we are eating we want to be in a relaxed frame of mind. When we are tense or excited our body goes into the flight or fight response, our blood flows to the extremities ready for action, and away from the digestive system thus weakening the digestive processes.
Eat at regular mealtimes.
Our bodies thrive on good routine. Our metabolism gets used to processing food at a certain rate and if we give it a regular intake of food, it can provide us with a constant supply of energy. If we skip meals or over-indulge, the digestive system spends a lot of energy coping with the changes.
Live in accordance with nature’s cycles.
Midday is the best time to eat your main meal. The sun is highest in the sky and our digestive fires are also strongest. Food eaten at this time is more easily digested than a meal taken at night. During the night, metabolism is taking place on a cellular level; the body is cleaning out the impurities in the physiology. If you are struggling to digest a heavy meal, the overall metabolism is impeded.
- Eat, drink and be merry!
When we are happy, we create chemicals in the brain, which are conducive to good health. Sitting down to a meal in a pleasant environment with family and friends will be more easily digested than miserably ploughing through plates of the healthiest food imaginable.
- Support your immunity for effective cleansing
The immune system becomes very busy when there are impurities within the system, as it likes to help clean up. If your immune system sees the impurities as invaders then an autoimmune response can occur where the immune system sees body tissue as an invader, giving rise to autoimmune condition such as psoriasis and lupus.To help support a healthy response from your immune system we recommend Amrit Kalash Nectar and Ambrosia. Amrit Kalash supports the body's ability to discriminate between friend and foe and can be useful when the immune system is underactive or overactive as they have an overall balancing effect.
So eat, drink and be merry and optimize your digestion for great skin and a healthy mind and body.