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Dr. Gurusahay Khalsa
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Dunwoody, GA 30338
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GRD Health and Healing
Techniques of Today
Wisdom of the Ages
« Newsletter Archive »

December, 1999


Be sure to check out our upcoming classes (below).


 This Month's Tip
       Eat Your Vegetables, Take Your Vitamins
You know you should eat your vegetables:  your mother told you so.  She knew on an intuitive level that they were good for you.  The latest research about food and its affect on health is confirming that the essential nutrients found in fruits and vegetables are closely linked with decreasing the risk of cancers and degenerative diseases.

What your mother probably never said was “take your vitamins.”  I often hear the argument that we don’t really need supplements, that we should be able to get all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc. from the food we eat.

I agree that eating good food is enough:  if all the food you eat is organically grown, if you can get those foods to your kitchen within hours of harvesting, if the food is prepared in a way that retains the nutrients, if your digestive system works well enough to assimilate the nutrients.  Too many “ifs”.

Unfortunately, our food is often grown in poor soil, with contaminated water, with petroleum based fertilizers.  Our food is picked unripe to prolong delivery time and shelf life which greatly decreases the available nutrients.

So, if your food is of poor quality and nutritionally depleted, what can you do?

First, continue to get the highest quality food you can.  Eat the basic food groups in a balanced ratio.  To get the greatest benefits from the food you do eat, eat small meals 3-6 times a day.  In other words, you have to take a small quantity at each meal and spread out the times you eat—you can’t get all the nutrients you need for a day in one huge meal.  For one thing, you can’t eat that much in one sitting and also your body needs the nutrients “time released” over the day.

Second, supplement your diet with supplements!

Many people ask when they should take their supplements.  Once a day or spread throughout the day?  With food or without?

Generally, take your nutritional supplements with meals.  Similar to food, take your daily dose spread out through the day to aid in the release and assimilation of the nutrients.  If you just can’t remember to take pills more than once a day, just get them into you.  Some is better than none!

Herbal supplements are usually better absorbed taken away from meals.  The best way to take herbs is with a small glass of warmed water.  Again, if you just can’t figure a way to fit in the extra time to take the herbs between meals, at least get them into you when you can.


Bonus Tip

Holiday Blues

Need a quick pick-me-up?  Get out your dusty juicer and make 6-8 ounces of carrot juice (organic carrots are easily found in most grocery stores these days).  Also throw in 2-3 cloves (not bulbs) of garlic.  Sip the juice down slowly (it’s somewhat hot) and in a few minutes you’ll forget what was bothering you.

Don’t have your juicer handy?   Try a special yogic breathing technique.  Make an “O” of your mouth and inhale by sipping in air in 4 equal parts.  Then exhale in 4 equal parts keeping your mouth in the "O" shape.  Each group of inhales (and also the exhales) should take about 5 seconds.  Continue this breath pattern for 3 to 11 minutes.


Herbs and Nutrition for Health

Lavender

Here is a quick and delightful way to heal yourself:  essential oil of Lavender (Lavendula officinalis). Essential oils are extracts of plants used to heal the body, to relax the mind, to uplift the spirit.

Lavender can be used for burns, insect bites and other skin irritations.  It is a potent antiseptic for small wounds.

Rub some of the oil on your temples and/or the base of your skull for quick relief from headaches.  Lavender is also good for sprains and strains.

Traditional uses for lavender include being an anti-depressant.  Lavender is very elevating when you’re feeling down.  Either put it into an atomizer to diffuse into a room or put it (and you) into a hot bath.

Because of its purifying qualities, try lavender for cleaning the air in musty boats, cottages, etc.


Upcoming Classes

Taming The Human Fat Cell — Lose Weight and Gain Health
(Back by Popular Demand!)

Jump start your efforts to lose weight safely!  Weight loss doesn't have to be complicated, confusing or overwhelming.  Join us for a comprehensive look at the balanced approach to weight management and start your journey towards greater wellness, vitality and longevity.  This class is about a healthy way to eat and live, and it is not only for weight loss candidates.  The same principles we'll be discussing for weight management create anti-fatigue, anti-fat, increased immunity, and decreased inflammation.

Wednesday, January 19 and 26  (same class, two different days)
7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.

Call 770-551-0155 to register

$35, includes “Choosing Health” text, cellular health and body analysis, and special discounts on weight loss supplement products



Kundalini Yoga Classes
Make space in your busy schedule for relaxation and self growth time.  Known as the Mother of all yogas, Kundalini yoga incorporates stretching, breathing, meditation and relaxation.  This yoga is more aerobic and at times more vigorous than Hatha Yoga, providing you not only with stress reduction, relaxation, inner growth and expansion, but also a good workout.

Call Mukta Khalsa at 770.512.0558 for class times and information


Kundalini Yoga Teachers Training and Certification

A wonderful intensive designed for the serious student of yoga.  This course will be an in depth, 130 hour course on the anatomy and physiology of yoga, the science of mantra and mudra, healing, diet, communication, chakras, the mind and much more.  This course is intended for those people interested in becoming Kundalini Yoga teachers and/or students who want to develop a deeper understanding and personal practice of Yoga.

Call Mukta Khalsa at 770.512.0558 for class times and information