Ayurveda Medicine and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Part 2

Health TipsI’m back with Part 2 of The First Session. If you just came in, the first session is in regard to my visit with an Ayurveda doctor. I’m seeing Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya in an effort to detox my body of multiple chemical sensitivity and build up my arteries and veins for possible, hopefully never needed, vascular surgery for a splenic arterial aneurysm.

I didn’t mention this before, but I live right near an international airport. At times when the planes are coming in for a landing, you can actually see the extra fuel being released into the air. This is not a good environment for someone with multiple chemical sensitivity and makes detoxing more difficult for me.

And, to add insult to injury, I’m a stone’s throw away from a major parkway.

Okay, on to Part 2.

The First Session Part 2

Along with your diet and avoiding harmful soaps, shampoos, etc., Dr. B discussed what to should do when you wake in the morning and what to eat for breakfast.

As might be obvious, the first thing needed is to go to the bathroom. Then, wash your hands and face. Now, take some warm water into the palm of your hand and gently breathe it into one nostril, then gently blow any remaining water. Repeat with the other nostril.

The water goes up into your lower sinus cavity, by your nose. This nasal rinse clears out debris and mucous, similar to a saline solution. I have lots of sinus problems and get sinus infections. Since I’m doing this, my nose feels clearer.

Next, brush your teeth and scrape your tongue. Yes, scraping your tongue is important.

Now, look at yourself in the mirror, then look at something that brings joy to your heart. I look at a picture of my grandchildren.

After this, drink a cup of hot water that has been boiled and filtered, but don’t heat it in a microwave. Then do your normal showering. These tasks should be done in order each day.

Dr. B recommends boiling your drinking and cooking water. The boiling reduces some of the chemicals that filtering won’t do on its own. I’m not sure if the water should be filtered first then boiled, or the other way around. I see the doctor again the end of October and will ask. I’ve been boiling it first and then filtering it.

Also, the boiled, filtered water should be kept in a copper pitcher, if possible. I’m going to see if I can get one, and also a glass pitcher. Since our visits are information packed, I didn’t get a chance to ask why a copper pitcher is important. I do know you should avoid keeping water in a plastic container.

In regard to eating breakfast this will depend on your sensitivities and food allergies. You want to avoid any allergy triggers and foods your body is sensitive to. You want to reduce inflammation and allergic reactions.

Dr. B suggested choosing around five ‘healthy’ breakfasts and alternating them. You want to avoid processed foods, like packaged cereals and other packaged food products. You also want to avoid foods like bacon. If you really crave it, limit it to every other week or preferably once a month.

One other tip to help with multiple chemical sensitivity and other chronic illnesses, don’t freeze foods like bread if at all possible, it changes the composition of the food. Opt for fresh foods.

It seems there’s more information than I thought, so this series will be in more than three parts.

Stop by next week for Part 3 of The First Session.

Here’s the link to Part 1:
Ayurveda Medicine and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Part 1

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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.