Tegan Wallis

Holistic Health Practitioner

Supporting Digestion with Ayurveda

http://theresekerr.com/supporting-agni-our-digestive-fire/

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

Less Than 1 Tsp Ginger and Cinnamon Daily Relieves Muscle Soreness In Athletes!!

'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. 

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/less-1-tsp-ginger-and-cinnamon-daily-relieves-muscle-soreness-athletes1

(Source: radenn, via bohemianromance)

Turmeric juice for brain health! 
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/turmeric-produces-remarkable-recovery-alzheimers-patients
 
1 fresh Turmeric root - the size of your little finger
Fresh Aloe Vera - about a 2cm slice – remove skin and use inner gel
Coconut water 
1 tsp of Honey 
 
Blend and enjoy. 
 

This juice is also healing to the GIT, the female reproductive system, inflammation and is extremely hydrating.

Turmeric juice for brain health! 

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/turmeric-produces-remarkable-recovery-alzheimers-patients

 

1 fresh Turmeric root - the size of your little finger

Fresh Aloe Vera - about a 2cm slice – remove skin and use inner gel

Coconut water

1 tsp of Honey

 

Blend and enjoy.

 

This juice is also healing to the GIT, the female reproductive system, inflammation and is extremely hydrating.

Tulsi or Holy Basil is a sacred herb in Hinduism and used widely in Ayurvedic medicine for its benefits on the mind and body. Tulsi is an adaptogen herb, which means it helps your body adapt to or resist stress, be it physical, mental or emotional in nature. It helps boost the immune system and is great for treating coughs, colds and mucous conditions. Tulsi leaves are high in essential oils, such as eugenol, nerol, camphor, terpenes and flavonoids. The oil is a strong antiseptic against many kinds of disease causing organisms, including bacteria, fungi, and parasites.Tulsi is also anti-inflammatory, an anti-oxidant and supports the liver, blood sugar levels and protects from radiation.
Snakefruit! Gets its name from the feel and look of its skin. Tasts like a cross between an apple and pineapple. Delish. 

Snakefruit! Gets its name from the feel and look of its skin. Tasts like a cross between an apple and pineapple. Delish. 

Best thing about living on a tropical island is the tropical fruit! Today brekky was Papaya, Mangosteen, Star Fruit, Mint and Lime. 

Best thing about living on a tropical island is the tropical fruit! Today brekky was Papaya, Mangosteen, Star Fruit, Mint and Lime. 

The best way to start the day! A graceful sequence of postures (asanas) preformed as one continuous exercise. The number of rounds and speed is up to you, but even just 10 minutes per day has great health benefits and leaves you feeling energised for the day ahead. It is a total mind, body workout and a meditation in movement.

Travel tips

"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. 

http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/05/05/travel/practicing-yoga-at-30000-feet.html?ref=travel&_r=0