This article is contributed by Ayurvedic Practitioner Diego Batista (Checkout his instagram page @ayufoodie for wonderful ayurvedic recipes)
The use of goat milk for the skin is beneficial because of its many essential nutrients. Aside from its moisturizing properties, it also lowers inflammation and helps with smoothes out wrinkles. That is why it is highly used in the skin care industry.
Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid which helps remove dead skin cells from the skins surface. Goat milk contains many vitamins, particularly vitamin A, C, and E which are vital to repair damaged skin tissue and maintain healthy skin.
Scientists believe that in improve skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and other types of dermatitis. Furthermore, goat milk has traces of selenium, which prevent all cell damage and inflammation caused by UV rays.
Goat milk is rich in fat molecules (fatty acids), proteins, and it contains glycerin which has wonderful moisturizing qualities. So buy yourself a bar of goat milk soap and your skin will love you for it!
Plants lace their seed with natural pesticides to deter pests and predators. These pesticides that plants produce are called oxalates. These oxalates form crystals that prick the predators mouth. Plant also load their seeds with oxalates as a way to store calcium for the offspring.
While oxalates are useful as a calcium storage mechanism for plants, its toxic to humans in acute and chronic amounts. Oxalic acid grabs calcium and forms oxalic acid - which is the main ingredient in kidney stones.
Oxalates can impact nearly every bodily system:
- Neurological symptoms ( Disturbs sleep and adversely affects coordination, memory, learning, and concentration )
- They cause allergies via mast cell degeneration and histamine release
- Can facilitate fibromyalgia and carpals tunnel syndrome
- Linked to osteoporosis
- Implicit in breast cancer
- Destroys intestinal villi causing leaky gut ( main cause of all autoimmune disorders)
Foods high in oxalates:
The seven veggies above are also goitrogenic, which means they inhibit iodine uptake needed by the thyroid for normal functioning. They can also potentially cause blood clots which make it the worst food for the elderly.
-sorrel (highest amount)
If your diet is vegetarian and these plants form a big part of your diet, then here a few tips you can use to lower the oxalate content.
- Legumes ( sprout them or soak them for 12 hours changing water multiple times)
- Nuts (Soak them for 12 hours with a bit of salt)
- Soy must be fermented
- Deseed all your vegetables
- Make sure to fully cook these foods
If you suspect you have a leaky gut, arthritis, or kidney stones, completely avoid these foods.
Dinacharya is a set of tools that allows you to keep your body and mind free of impurities. Apart from cleansing your body and mind, it also nourishes the seven tissue systems (dhatus). Dinacharya involves a set of self care and awareness tools which balance our energy, calm the mind, cleanse the sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, skin) and strengthens digestion.
By following Dinacharya, your immune system will soar and many of your ailments will slowly disappear. It is the best preventative medicine known to man.
The Dinacharya Challenge is a life changing experience where you will directly notice the benefits from living an Ayurvedic lifestyle. This challenge is not hard, but it will require a little discipline on your part. The challenge will last 30 days, and after noticing the benefits, you will want to stay with the practice. One month is a perfect time to get the habit ingrained into your system. So take the challenge and start loving and nurturing yourself!
Dinacharya Challenge Benefits:
What you will need:
Oral Hygiene (removes toxins from mouth and prevents lymph system clogging)
Shower Routine (get day started by anointing yourself with oils)
Meditation (focus, clarity, and purpose)
This is the challenge. Not so bad, huh? These little changes in your daily life will make a big difference. Try it for 30 days and see how your life changes for the better. One last thing, remember to wake early and retire early so you can flow with nature's forces.
Good luck with the challenge and please share your experience with me at firstname.lastname@example.org