Ayurveda Medicine and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Part 3

Balance and HealthNow it’s on to Part 3 of The First Session. For those just stopping by, these posts are about my visits with Ayurveda practitioner Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya (Dr. B).

Another aspect of detoxing and health discussed during my first visit was the bedroom and sleeping.

If you’re like many Americans, you fall asleep with the TV on. This is NOT conducive to sleep. Dr. B. suggests NOT watching TV in the bedroom. She also recommends creating a clutter free bedroom. The bedroom should be as simple as possible: a bed, a chest, and clean bedding.

It’s also necessary to make your bed every morning. This is another aspect of making your bedroom inviting, relaxing, and conducive to sleep.

While the ‘very simplistic’ strategy may be a bit too much for most people to get a handle on, you should make the bedroom as simple and uncluttered as possible.

Believe it or not, clutter adds stress to your body and life. Eliminating as much clutter as feasible will help to reduce your stress level. Since stress is a burden to your immune system, doing ‘uncluttering’ is a must do.

Taking care of my bedroom will be a project. As a writer, I have two large book cases full of papers and books, and other clutter that I’ll need to get a handle on. For book cases, Dr. B recommends sectioning them off with some type of divider. For those with smaller rooms that this wouldn’t work for, you might think of moving the bookcases to another room. Or, you might put a ‘relaxing’ curtain in front of the book case, blocking the view of books and clutter.

Ayurveda practice isn’t the only medical philosophy that advises against watching TV in bed. Western medicine thinks it’s a bad idea also. Check out:

“Should You Ban TV From Your Bedroom?”
By Brandon Peters, M.D.
http://sleepdisorders.about.com/od/howcanisleepbetter/f/TV_Bedroom.htm

Stay tuned next week for Part 4 of The First Session. I’ll be going over using oils and mediating.

To check out Parts 1 and 2, go to:

Part 1
http://healthtipstoahealthieryou.com/2012/08/ayurveda-medicine-and-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-part-1/

Part 2
http://healthtipstoahealthieryou.com/2012/09/ayurveda-medicine-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-part-2/

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Eat, live and play healthy,

Karen Cioffi
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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and these health strategies are my own, based on my alternative medicine doctors. You MUST speak to your own doctor before starting any health regime.

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