Author: Sujatha Reddy

Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD

People who find they have mild to severe depression when the days grow shorter in fall and winter may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — sometimes called the winter blues. SAD is more common in women and in families where other members suffer from it. But it can also affect men and people of all ages, including children and teens, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Very often, people with seasonal depression have at least one close relative with a psychiatric disorder, typically major depressive disorder or alcohol abuse. SAD symptoms most often emerge dur...
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Ayurvedic Cleanse for Balance

Imagine not taking your car for an oil change at least once a year even if you don’t drive it that much. Think of the congestion, accumulation, rust, breaking down over time, etc. And then imagine if on top of that you drive it into the ground with long trips, stop-and-start driving, neglect, no car-washes, or very little TLC. Like your car, your body will take misuse for a while and operate on very little. However, signs of disease and discomfort will start to show up and this is very stressful. In Ayurveda we focus on transformation rather than feeling stuck in old habits and patterns. Make ...
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Nasal Douche or Neti

Seasonal cleansing routines prevent many disease conditions. One of those is the cleansing technique for the nasal passage and sinuses. Neti, or Nasal irrigation, or nasal lavage or nasal douche, is a personal hygiene practice in which the nasal cavity is washed to flush out excess mucus and debris from the nose and sinuses. The practice is generally well-tolerated and reported to be beneficial with only minor side effects.Nasal irrigation in a wider sense can also refer to the use of saline nasal spray or nebulizers to moisten the mucous membranes. It should be practiced only in the mornin...
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