Friday, November 08, 2013


We've all heard that “you are what you eat” – but, in actuality, what you eat can affect you who you are.
Our bodies are delicate balances of chemicals, hormones and neurotransmitters. Food not only sustains life, it determines the quality of that life. Fruits and vegetables are integral sources of nutrients essential to balancing mood and improving mental acuity.

Boost Serotonin -It’s regarded by many as happiness chemical and sleep promoter, but this is an over simplification. Serotonin affects our sleep, sexual behavior, risk-taking, aggression, motivation, temperature regulation, exploratory behavior and eating.
The amino acid tryptophan and 5-OH tryptophan are the building blocks for serotin. Tryptophan an, essential amino acids (meaning our body can’t produce it but obtain it from foods), is abundant in following:

In addition to being a great source of potassium (which studies have found improves brain function), bananas are high in B6, a vitamin that increases serotonin and norepinephrine levels. Bananas also offer the mood-regulating relaxant tryptophan, an amino acid responsible for your lovely Thanksgiving turkey dinner afterglow.
Broccoli boasts impressive levels of folic acid (also known as Vitamin B9), an entity necessary for a number of bodily functions, including cell growth, the production of healthy red blood cells and mood regulation. According to, “fruits and vegetables that contain folic acid can help to boost serotonin levels and improve mood.” If a person is deficient in folic acid, symptoms can range from diarrhea and a swollen tongue to headaches and mental depression.
Spinach -Like broccoli, spinach (and most leafy vegetables) contains a hefty dose of folic acid. Spinach is also a wonderful source of the mineral magnesium, a natural anxiety combatant. Without enough magnesium in your diet, you may find it hard to concentrate in addition to being fatigued and irritable.
Olives - Not all fats are created equal. Olives contain “healthy” fats, which are responsible for lower anxiety and anger levels. And the useful culinary ingredient olive oil provides the same benefits when eaten cold, as in salad dressings, or lightly heated below 170 degrees. Other fats are better for high heat cooking.

Berries -Deep colored vegetables like berries are steeped in complex carbohydrates, which supply glucose to the blood.  This translates to higher body energy and elevated brain activity – combating depression and decreasing irritability.
Sweet potatoes -Like their more conventional spud counterparts, sweet potatoes are complex carbohydrates. Carbs tend to have a calming effect on the human body, increasing serotonin levels.

Pumpkin, sesame, sunflower seeds.
Wheat flour, yoghurt.
Nuts all kinds.

Fresh fruits and vegetables hydrate and energize while being amazing sources of antioxidants.  Full Circle is proud to offer a wide selection of locally-sourced, organic produce that keeps mind and body strong

Cut down on sugar – In the stress response, the body releases extra glucose from the liver, so it need to take less in. Despite this, when under pressure, we crave sugary foods!

Make a cup of green tea – A Japanese study has found that drinking five cups of green tea daily, compared with only one, significantly reduces psychological stress. It’s thought that the polyphenols in the drink reduces damaging effects of stress on the brain while stimulating the release of calming chemicals in the body.

Keep your starch intake steady – If you go for many hours your blood sugar drops, and this is thought to be contribute panic attacks, body keeps its systems going, and this excess causes shakiness and panic attack symptoms. If you suffer from them, eat something (preferably) starchy every three to four hours to keep your blood sugar steady. Eating carbohydrates at frequent intervals also help with PMT (premenstrual tension), reducing weepiness, aggression, and mood swings.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SWARNA PRASHANA for children's...!!

SWARNA PRASHAN /Swarna bindu prashan 

 A unique Ayurvedic method of potentiating immunity and intellect under 16 years of all childrens.
     Safe and effective way to boost immunity and mental power - proven by classics.
As described in modern medicine, the concept of vaccination is also illustrated in the books of ayurveda. It has been described as a simple way of inducing vaccination  as a process of swarna bindu prashan.
The process of swarna bindu prashana was explained in the classical textbook of ayurveda in kashyap samhita by kashyap. The process was a type of immunization  given to the baby at the time.
Ingredients Of Swarna Bindu Prashana
1. Suddha medhya ausandhi siddha ghritha(ghee fortified with medhya drugs)
2. Suddha swarna bhasma(gold bhasma)
3. Suddha madhu(honey)

Swarna ( purified gold) as told by the sages and researches of Ayurveda.

    Suvarna is one of the best medhya dravya explained in ayurveda. Kashyapacharya has explained about the use of suvarna in lehana karma. Being metal suvarna(gold) cannot be administered directly into body as a medicine. So, for this the suvarna is processed through the special procedure for making suvarna bhasma which is used as a drug. This suvarna bhasma is easy for absorption and assimilation.
    It is also medha vardhaka ie enhances the memory. So,when it is administered in very low doses for a particular time it is known to potentiate the memory power along with immunity.
    Animal Research conducted on swarna bhasma showed the use of swarna bhasma in dose of 12.5 to 50 mg/kg body on mice weight had an stimulatory effect on peritoneal macrophages, that might be helpful to fight against infection. It was believed that macrophages achieved stimulation  due to presentation of the metal to cells in fine emulsified forms. Similarly, it was also found that swarna bhasma had a restorative effect and had no any toxic effect to the liver and kidney at therapeutic dose.

    Madhu is collection of pollen grains by bees. In day today life it is observed that pollen grains acquire a great percentage in producing allergic reactions leading to many diseases. The main reason for using madhu in Swarna bindu prashana is that when madhu is administered in low doses in childhood itself then child gradually develops resistance for allergens and it remains unaffected by allergens. Honey has some of its flower properties nourish mind, nerves, senses, immune system, ojas , external—burns, wounds, sores, eyes. It acts as a medium for the absorption of drugs. So, it has been used extensively as a anupan with drugs.
    Ghruta has the unique property of acquiring the gunas of dravyas which are added to it. Medhyaushadhis like manduka parni, brahmi, guducchi , yashtimadhu, vacha etc are added to ghruta and according to the procedure it is prepared. This ghruta is useful in potentiating the mental ability.
Indication Of Swarna Prashan:
• All the Children are of age group of 1 day to 5 years.
• Children with low Immunity.
• Children with low Intellect.
• Children with low Memory Power.
• Children with learning difficulties.
• Children suffering from fever.
• Children suffering from dysentery.
• Children suffering from diarrhea.
• Children suffering from Indigestion.
Effects Of Swarna Prashan
   According to the Kashyap Samhita:
By swarna prashana child develops medha (mental ability), agni (digestive power), bala, aayu vardhana, it is also mangalakara, punya, vrushya, varnya, ghuha baadha nashaka. If swarna prashana is done for 1 month then child will be parama medhavi, remains unaffected by vyadhi. If done for 6 months then child will be shruta dhara ( remembers what he hears).
In short the effect of swarna prashanelow: can be illustrated below :
1.Immunity Enhancer/ increaseimmunity : Suvarnaprashan increases the immunity of body increase the resistance of the body against infections.
2.Enchane/Physical Development : Suvarnaprashan makes child physically strong.
3.Memory Booster : Suvarnaprashan increases develop child's grasping power, Sharpness and recall memory.
4.Active and Intellect: Increases the intelligence of child.
5.Digestive Power : SuvarnaPRASHAN is a best appetizer and have digestive properties also.
6.Tone ups skin color: Suvarnaprashan increases attractiveness.

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