Very excited to have my first article up on the wonderful Therese Kerr’s website. I am going to be contributing fortnightly to her website writing about Ayurveda and health. Therese is an inspiring lady and her website is a great resource for advice on health and full of yummy recipes. Check it out! ☺ X
'Researchers at Iran's Isfahan University of Medical Sciences studied the effects of ginger and cinnamon on the muscle pain of 60 fit female competitive Taekwondo players, aged 13-25 years. The women were divided into three groups. For six weeks, each group took three grams (1 tsp = 4 grams) of either powdered ginger, cinnamon or placebo every day.
During the study, the women were tested for an indicator of inflammation and for muscle soreness. The results, published in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine, showed that women in both the ginger and cinnamon groups had significantly less muscle soreness after exercising than the placebo group. A similar study from the University of Georgia, also confirmed ginger’s ability to relieve muscle soreness after strenuous exercise.’
Ginger and Cinnamon have been used medicinally for thousands of years in Ayurveda and other traditional medicines such as TCM.
Ginger is also beneficial for nausea, digestive upsets and stimulating circulation. Cinnamon is also a wonderful digestive tonic, but is extremely beneficial in controlling blood sugar levels, so great for diabetics or anyone with sugar cravings.
"Downward dog" "tree pose" and cat/cow in economy?? A few great tips on how to do Yoga during a flight to keep the circulation pumping and prevent body aches and stiffness.