INTEGRATIVE HEALTH and WELLNESS CENTER

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Seasonal Newsletter

     

From The Office of Linda J. Reynolds Ph.D., D.Ay.

                                        978-298-5753
  

 

                       
                           SEASONAL UPDATE 

                            THE SEASON OF FIRE AND WATER

1.         We are officially entering the Dry season (Vata).
2.        Vata Pacifying Diet and Tastes to favor

3.       Alkalizing soup
4.       In Light Wellness sessions and Foot baths

5.       Kichari recipe
6.       Tips for the Season (more to come)

                                                         1.

Welcome to the Dry Season

By Dr. Linda

This can be a tough transition especially for those over 50 or those with Chronic ailments.

It can bring great satisfaction and contentment from the richness of the harvest, physically, emotionally and spiritually. If you stay in tuned to the season it can bring more understanding, caring, security, stability, support and empathy in addition to satisfaction and contentment. If one is not in tune to this transition it can bring anxiety, apprehension, worry, selfishness, and increased complaining. One can become more judgmental, critical and bitter.


Some of the physical symptoms can be many forms of digestive problems (gastritis, heartburn, nausea, inability to digest fully etc), headaches, Allergies, fatigue, and disrupted sleep. From the Chinese perspective it is the season of Spleen/Stomach which means one could experience immune problems, reproductive problems, upper GI as well as all digestive issues because the first phase of digestion which happens in the stomach dictates the rest of the process. You may also experience old symptoms which means you are not adapting well to the seasonal change. What is stressing you?

This seasonal transition is an ideal time to do some sort of physical cleanse. Maybe not as aggressive as one would do in the spring but between now and October 12 a 7 -10 days cleanse is highly recommended. Consider 5 days Liver/Bowel cleanse and support whatever system that is weak in you (Kidney, Lungs, Lymph etc).

  Come in for a seasonal check up to see what is best for your constitution 978-298-5753. And Donate blood is possible.

Start you day with a hot cup of Celtic Salt (1/4 tsp.), Local Honey (1 tsp) and Lemon juice (1/2 a lemon). To say the least this combination will help cleanse the gut and stimulate digestion.

Eat your largest meal at lunch time with a warm cup of digestive tea. Digestive tea is an equal combination of Cumin, Coriander and Fennel seeds. Add 1 heaping tsp per cup of water; bring to a boil, steep, strain then drink. Always make this up fresh.

Do not consume heavy foods at night time especially dairy. Digestive fire is low in the evening and one’s ability to digest this mucus forming food is decreased.

Break out the Ginger tea to support circulation and digestion.




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                                   VATA PACIFYING DIET

** okay rarely  *okay in moderation

 

Fruits

Generally most sweet fruits

Cooked apples, applesauce, apricots, avocado, bananas, berries, cherries, coconut, fresh dates, fresh figs, grapefruit, grapes, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, melons, oranges, papaya, peaches, pineapple, plums, soaked prunes and raisins, rhubarb, strawberries, tamarind.

Fruits to avoid

Raw apples, cranberries, dry dates and figs, pears, persimmons, pomergranates, dry raisins and prunes, watermelon

Vegetables

In general vegetables should be cooked

Asparagus, beets, cooked cabbage* only, carrots, cauliflower*, cilantro, cucumber, daikon radish*, fennel (anise), garlic, green beans, green chilies, Jerusalem artichoke, leafy greens*, leeks, lettuce*, mustard greens*, okra, black olives, cooked onions, parsley*, parsnips, cooked peas, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, rutabaga, spaghetti squash*, cooked spinach, sprouts, summer squash, taro root, turnip greens*, watercress, zucchini

Vegetables to avoid

Artichoke, beet greens, bitter melon, broccoli, brussel sprouts, burdock root, raw cabbage, raw cauliflower, celery, fresh corn, Dandelion leaves, eggplant, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms, green olives, raw onions, raw peas, peppers, white potatoes, prickly pear, radish, tomatoes, turnips, wheat grass sprouts, winter squash.

Grains

Amaranth*, Durham flour, cooked oats, pancakes, quinoa, rice, seitan, sprouted non GMO and non hybridized wheat.

Grains to avoid

Gluten (all seasons) Barley, buckwheat, cold dry puffed cereals, corn, couscous, crackers, granola, millet, museli, oat bran, dry oats, pasta, polenta, rice cakes, rye, sago, spelt, tapioca, wheat bran

Legumes

Red Lentils, Mung beans, mung dal, soy cheese, soy milk, Gluten free soy sauce, soy sausages, tofu*, tur dal, urad dal

Legumes to avoid

Aduki beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, chick peas, kidney beans, brown lentils, lima beans, miso, navy beans, dried peas, pinto beans, soy beans, soy powder, split peas, tempeh, white beans

Dairy

Most dairy is good

Butter, buttermilk, hard cheese*, soft cheese, cottage cheese, cow’s milk, ghee, goat’s milk and cheese, ice cream*, sour cream*, yogurt diluted and spiced*

Dairy to avoid

Powdered cow’s milk, powdered goat milk, plain or frozen yogurt

Animal foods

Beef, buffalo, dark chicken, white chicken*, duck, eggs, fish, salmon, sardines, shrimp, dark turkey

Animal food to avoid

Lamb, pork, rabbit, venison, white turkey

Condiments

Black pepper, mango chutney, chili peppers*, coriander leaves*, dulse, gomasio, hijiki, kelp, ketchup, lemon, lime, lime pickle, mango pickle, Mayonaise, Vegenaise, mustard, pickles, salt, scallions, seaweed, soy sauce, sprouts*, tamari, vinegar

Condiments to avoid

Chocolate, horseradish

Nuts

All nuts are ok as long as you can digest them

Almonds, black walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews,  coconut, filberts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts

Seeds

Chia, flax, hulva, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, tahini

Seeds to avoid

Psyllium, popcorn

Oils

All oils a good both externally and internally with the exception of coconut unless your Pitta is still high which can be used externally only.

Beverages

Beer and white wine*, almond milk, aloe vera juice, apple cider, apricot juice, all berry except cranberry, carob*, carrot juice, chai, cherry juice, grain coffee, grape juice, grapefruit juice, lemonade, mango juice, miso broth, orange juice, papaya, peach nectar, pineapple, rice milk, sour juices, soy milk if spiced or hot, vegetable bouillon

Beverages to avoid

Hard red wines, apple juice, caffeinated beverages, carbonated drinks, chocolate milk, coffee, cold dairy drinks, cranberry, iced tea, icy cold drinks, pear juice, pomegranate juice, Prune juice, cold soy, tomatoe, V-8

Acceptable herbal teas

Ajwan, Bancha, Chamomile, Clove, Comfrey, Elder Flower, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Fenugreek, Ginger, Hawthorne, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon Grass, Licorice, Marshmallow, Oat Straw, Orange peel, Pennyroyal, Peppermint, Rosehips, Saffron, sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Spearmint.

Herbal Teas To Avoid

Blackberry, Burdock, Cornsilk, Dandelion, Ginseng, Hibiscus, Yarrow, **Lemon Balm, **Hops, **Jasmine, **Nettle, **Passion Flower, **Red Clover.

All spices are good

 

Sweeteners to avoid

White Sugar

Food Supplements

Aloe Vera, Bee Pollen, Amino Acids, Minerals, royal Jelly, Spirolina, Vitamins A, B’s, C, D, E, P and Folic acid

Food Supplements to Avoid

Barley Grass, Brewers Yeast, Vitamin K

         


         TASTES TO FAVOR FOR THE SEASON

It is said in Ayurveda that one can get all one needs nutritionally by consuming all 6 tastes at each meal. The Six tastes are Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, pungent and astringent. But with each season there are 3 tastes that should dominate in each meal. 
                                   

VATA (wind/air and ether) is most decreased by salty, then sour, and sweet which contain no air and ether qualities. And Increased by bitter, pungent, and astringent tastes which all contain air and ether.


SALTY is softening, laxative, sedative, stimulates digestion in small amounts, is a purgative in moderate amounts and causes vomiting in large amounts.

       It helps decongest phlegm and calms the nerves and relieves anxiety.

        It is needed in small amounts for maintaining mineral balance and holding water, for all humors.

        Vata needs more, Pitta moderate, Kapha needs less.

SOUR is stimulant, carminative (dispels gas), nourishing, and thirst quenching. It awakens the mind and senses, promotes circulation and strengthens the heart.

         Moderate amounts are required for each humor for maintaining acidity and countering thirst.

        Vata needs more, Kapha moderate and Pitta less.


SWEET is building, demulcent, expectorant and mildly laxative. It harmonizes the mind and promotes a sense of contentment.

       It is needed in significant amounts, for maintaining tissue growth and development, for all the humors.

       Pitta needs more, Vata moderate and less for Kapha.


SALTY is softening, laxative, sedative, stimulates digestion in small amounts, is a purgative in moderate amounts and causes vomiting in large amounts.

       It helps decongest phlegm and calms the nerves and relieves anxiety.

        It is needed in small amounts for maintaining mineral balance and holding water, for all humors.

        Vata needs more, Pitta moderate, Kapha needs less.

SOUR is stimulant, carminative (dispels gas), nourishing, and thirst quenching. It awakens the mind and senses, promotes circulation and strengthens the heart.

         Moderate amounts are required for each humor for maintaining acidity and countering thirst.

        Vata needs more, Kapha moderate and Pitta less.

SALTY is softening, laxative, sedative, stimulates digestion in small amounts, is a purgative in moderate amounts and causes vomiting in large amounts.

       It helps decongest phlegm and calms the nerves and relieves anxiety.

        It is needed in small amounts for maintaining mineral balance and holding water, for all humors.

        Vata needs more, Pitta moderate, Kapha needs less.

SOUR is stimulant, carminative (dispels gas), nourishing, and thirst quenching. It awakens the mind and senses, promotes circulation and strengthens the heart.

         Moderate amounts are required for each humor for maintaining acidity and countering thirst.

        Vata needs more, Kapha moderate and Pitta less.




Keep alkalized to support detoxification.

ALKALIZING SOUP

This is a strong soup which is heavily laden with plenty of minerals and is especially good to start any good cleansing program and support our terrain by keeping our overall pH in range.

Your body will become more alkaline, and the raw egg yields fat of high quality, which the body needs for hormone synthesis, e.g. adrenaline synthesis, which is very important during time of recovery.

This explains why there is an extraordinarily stimulating effect from having a cup of this soup every day in the morning. It eliminates acid and will help to improve day and night rhythms, which are often very much disturbed in cases of Adrenal dysfunction.

Preparation:

* Celery

* Green Beans

* Zucchini

* Parsley

Take equal amounts of all vegetables and cut them in small pieces. Cook vegetables for 15 – 20 min. Take them out of the water and add vegetarian broth to it. Never use meat broth or added salt.

Add a raw egg yolk to liquid after it has cooled down to 85 – 105 degrees so the valuable egg yolk components will not become denatured (1/2 egg yolk per person oer cup of soup. The soup should be consumed the same day or the latest the next morning.

You can also use your Nutribullet to make this. The newer model actually has a heating feature.

                                                                      

                                                                      4.
                                         In Light Wellness System

Low Level Light Therapy also referred to as Polychromatic Light therapy

Light is an essential nutrient for life, just like water, air and nutrition. The direct, intentional application of photon energy has many beneficial physiologic effects on living tissue. The repeated use of repeated use of light emitting diode (LED) therapy increases circulation and reduces pain.

This unit increases oxygen and glucose increases ATP production. This along with the stimulation of the 3 second molecule Nitric Oxide release from hemoglobin, decreases pain and increases circulation.

As I have stated many times a healthy body can only be obtained by healthy circulation as in blood supply and oxygen (prana).

This tool offers the frequencies the body needs to heal itself. This Non invasive therapy uses certain wavelengths of light to bring about changes in living physiology. This “change” process is called Photobiomodulation.

Photobiomodulation triggers innate healing chemistry linked to multiple cellular processes in living organisms.  

There are three distinct phases of the healing process: inflammation, repair, and regeneration, and remodeling and maturation. The body uses photon energy to activate inherent healing mechanisms at each phase of the healing process. Increasing circulation, bringing needed nutrients to cell tissue, is one of the primary mechanisms of healing.

Clinical research surrounding the application of LLLT ranges from the applications to help PTSD, Alzheimer’s, peripheral neuropathy, depression, infections, scar treatment and on and on.

There are many different programs of frequency that can benefit an endless list of symptoms, conditions and disease processes.

Come in and experience this great therapy. Combine it with a Platinum Energy Foot bath and watch those toxins flow right out of you.





5.


RECIPE FOR KICHARI
1/4 cupYellow split mung beans (soak these overnight in pure water)
1/2 cup Jasmine or Basmati rice (wash before using) or use Sprouted Quinoa if Rice does not agree with you.
Melt 2 TBL of Ghee, add 1/2 teas. of Mustard seeds.
When these start to pop this means the temp is appropriate to add herbs.
Add 1/2 teas. Cumin seeds
1 Teas. Coriander seeds
1/2 teas. Turmeric powder
1/2 teas. celtic salt
Cardamom pods
1/2 teas. Hing (Asafoetida) available at Whole Foods
Then add your beans and rice or Quinoa. Stir, then add 4 - 6 cups of water or broth. You can add less broth/water if you want it thicker. You can also add powders instead of seeds/pods.
Depending on the amount of water add the vegetable you desire.

A great book for more on Ayurvedic principles and diets:

"A Life of Balance" by Maya Tiwari

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6.

Tips for the season
(all products with codes can be bought from Wellevate, if you have not set up an account under Dr. Linda call 855-935-5382. this allows you a better shipping rate and 15% discount on all products)

INJURIES

T-Relief pain ointment (the new Traumeel) – Code M10176
T-Relief Arthritis Cream – (Code M10180)
Tiger Balm pain relieving patches – (code TIGB4)
TraumaPlant comfrey cream – (code E51385)
Florasone – replacement to cortisone for rashes, eczema, dry skin, allergies etc. (code FLOR2)
Lymphagen cream – for swollen lymph glands (code SE551)
Yodex Topical antiseptic ointment for cuts, skin infections and wounds – (code B62108)




Short Bio :

 Linda J. Reynolds Ph.D., D.Ay.

 Has more then 30 years of experience in Nutritional Science and Complimentary Health Care, She has held diplomat status in Ayurvedic Medicine for over 20 years, is a graduate of American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry in Bioresonance Analysis of Health, ACMOS practitioner, Certified in Biomagnetic Pair Therapy by the International Center for the Study & Outreach of Natural Therapies and fully certified is all four levels of PSE as an Energy Therapist  Dr. Linda. Sustains an active practice in Stow, Massachusetts with an affiliated office in West Harwich, Massachusetts. Her practice is dedicated to providing an Integration of several Complimentary modalities with Ayurvedic Practices. Creating a more sustainable and ethical health care paradigm.

Office:  978-298-5753

 

Other clinicians in the Stow Office:

George Mandler CNS, LDN, LicAc. which include Clinical Nutrition and Acupuncture.

George Mandler specializes in the areas of digestive disorders, fatigue, maternal care, infertility and pain management for the neck, shoulders and lower back.

George is a NCCAOM nationally certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine as well as a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist. He is a Massachusetts Licensed Dietitian and Licensed Acupuncturist.

and

Joy Mandler AOBTA, LMT

Joy is an AOBTA certified shiatsu practitioner, an ALACE certified Doula, and a Reiki Master. She has been practicing shiatsu therapy since 1997 and was the owner of Joyful Shiatsu in Brookline before forming Assabet Valley Natural Health with her husband George. Drawing on ten plus years of experience working with families and children as an early childhood educator, Joy’s family practice serves both adults and children. Joy specializes in perinatal care, pregnancy massage and post-partum recovery. In addition to her private practice, she regularly makes home and hospital calls to provide shiatsu and doula service for labor, delivery and postpartum care.

George W. Mephis, Ph.D
Psychotherapy & Spiritual Healing
Hypno-energetic Movement
Dealing with Addiction, Depression, Stress Management, Pain Relief, Weight control.

Felice Lazarus - Cranial Sacral technique and Myofacial release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                            

       

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

  
                                                            

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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