Vol 5 Issue 3
Sai Vibrionics offers health information and articles for educational purposes only; this information is not meant as medical advice. Counsel your patients to see their medical doctor about their specific medical condition.
Six Health Benefits of Beets (Beetroot)
Beets, also called beetroot, are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia, and Europe. Originally, it was the beet greens that were consumed. The sweet red beet root that most people think of as a "beet" today wasn't cultivated until the era of ancient Rome.
By the 19th century, however, the natural sweetness of beets came to be appreciated and beets began to be used as a source of sugar (Reportedly, Napoleon was responsible for declaring that beets be used as a primary source of sugar after the British restricted access to sugar cane).
A root vegetable, the reddish and bulbous portion of the beetroot is grown underground while its leafy top is seen above the ground. It grows in both tropical and temperate areas, and takes about two months to reach maturity. Though the plants have been cultivated for thousands of years due to their dietary benefits, it is only recently that their many health benefits have been explored.
Today, sugar beets are a common raw material used for the production of sugar, but many people are missing out on them (in whole form) in their regular diet. In fact, today's studies prove that not only are they loaded with beneficial nutrients, but beets can help ensure that a person stays healthy. Beets contain a variety of unique health-boosting nutrients that you may not be getting elsewhere Plus, they're delicious!
Beets equalizes mental health
Betaine, the same component that is used by practitioners to treat depression using certain methods, is found in beetroot. Another great element that beets contain is tryptophan, which has been shown to create a sense of well-being while also relaxing the mind. They are also a great way to lower blood pressure, which can help offset the effects of stress on the body.
Beets increases energy levels
Because the sugar contained in beets is released slowly throughout the body, even though the sugar levels are high, they help maintain steady energy levels. When compared to foods such as chocolate whose sugars are processed quickly by the body, beets, which are also low in calories, make its energy boost last a great deal longer.
Beets are high in vitamins and minerals
Because they are high in vitamin B and iron, beets are especially beneficial to those women who are pregnant. Vitamin B and iron are necessary for the growth of new cells as well as replenishing the iron levels that often dip at this time of life. In addition, beets are high in the following vitamins and minerals: fibre, phosphorus, potassium, folic acid, beta-carotene, vitamin A, magnesium, vitamin C and betacyanin.
Beets help cleanse the body
Beets work to cleanse and clarify the liver. It can also purify the blood and has been shown to help prevent some forms of cancer. Eating beets can also indicate whether a person has low amounts of stomach acid. This is shown if their urine turns pink.
Adding beets to the diet is easy. Many people simply add beets that are mashed and cooked to their smoothies. Another way to prepare it is by thinly slicing it before drizzling with olive oil and broiling it.
Beets for blood pressure management
Researchers have known for some time that beet juice may help lower blood pressure but in 2010, UK researchers revealed that nitrate is the special ingredient in beets which lowers blood pressure and may help to fight heart disease.
In a study by Queen Mary University of London, healthy participants had to drink a glass of beet juice while others had a dummy (placebo) drink. Blood pressure was lowered within 24 hours in people who drank beet juice. The study was funded by the British Heart Foundation and is published online in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Beets for the brain and dementia
Drinking beet juice increases blood flow to the brain in older people, which may be able to fight the progression of dementia, a 2010 study suggested. Beets contain high concentrations of nitrates, which are converted into nitrites by bacteria in the mouth. Nitrites help open blood vessels in the body, increasing blood flow and oxygen to places lacking in oxygen.
Previous studies have shown that nitrites widen blood vessels, but US researchers writing in Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, the peer-reviewed journal of the Nitric Oxide Society, say theirs was the first to find that nitrites also increase blood flow to the brain.
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Chakras and Improving Chakra Health
The term chakra comes from Sanskrit – the ancient, sacred language of India – and means ―spinning wheel‖. It refers to the ever turning energy centres that are a part of your subtle or energetic body. Yogis and clairvoyant seers (people who can see energy and auras) describe chakras as spinning fans, lotus flowers, or suns of light stacked along the body.
While chakras are not physical, they do correspond to specific locations, organs, hormones and activities of the body. They also influence and are influenced by your thoughts, feelings and life areas. Their function is to process life force energy (known as prana or chi) to bring about holistic wellness.
Each chakra is associated with particular functions within the body and with specific life issues and the way we handle them, both inside ourselves and in our interactions with the world. As centres of force, chakras can be thought of as sites where we receive, absorb, and distribute life energies. Through external situations and internal habits, such as long-held physical tension and limiting self-concepts, a chakra can become either deficient or excessive—and therefore imbalanced.
The Seven Chakras at a Glance
Chakra 7 – The Crown
Its colour is violet and is located at the top of your head. It is associated with the cerebral cortex, central nervous system and the pituitary gland. It is concerned with information, understanding, acceptance and bliss. It is said to be your own place of connection to God, the chakra of Divine purpose and personal destiny. Blockage can manifest as psychological problems.
Chakra 6 – The Third Eye or Brow
Its colour is Indigo (a combination of red and blue). It is located at the centre of your forehead at slightly above eye level. This chakra is used to question the spiritual nature of our life. It is the chakra of question, perception and knowing. It is concerned with inner vision, intuition and wisdom. Your dreams for this life and recollections of other lifetimes are held in this chakra. Blockage may manifest as problems like lack of foresight, mental rigidity, ̳selective‘ memory and depression.
Chakra 5 -- The Throat
Its colour is blue or turquoise and is located within the throat. It is the chakra of communication, creativity, self-expression and judgment. It is associated with your neck, shoulders, arms, hands, thyroid and parathyroid glands. It is concerned with the senses of inner and outer hearing, the synthesizing of ideas, healing, transformation and purification. Blockage can show up as creative blocks, dishonesty or general problems in communicating ones needs to others.
Chakra 4 – The Heart
Its colour is green and it is located within your heart. It is the centre of love, compassion, harmony and peace. This chakra is associated with your lungs, heart, arms, hands and thymus gland. We fall in love through our heart chakra, then that feeling of unconditional love moves to the emotional centre commonly known as the solar plexus. Blockage can show itself as immune system, lung and heart problems, or manifest as inhumanity, lack of compassion or unprincipled behaviour.
Chakra 3 – The Solar Plexus
Its colour is yellow and is located a few inches above the navel in the solar plexus area. This chakra is concerned with your digestive system, muscles, pancreas and adrenals. It is the seat of your emotional life. Feelings of personal power, laughter, joy and anger are associated with this centre. Your sensitivity, ambition and ability to achieve are stored here. Blockage may manifest as anger, frustration and lack of direction or a sense of victimization.
Chakra 2 – The Sacral or Navel
Its colour is orange and it is located between the base of your spine and your navel. It is associated with your lower abdomen, kidneys, bladder, circulatory system and your reproductive organs and glands. It is concerned with emotion. This chakra represents desire, pleasure, sexuality, procreation and creativity. Blockage may manifests as emotional problems, compulsive or obsessive behaviour and sexual guilt.
Chakra 1-- Base or Root
Its colour is red and it is located at the perineum - base of your spine. It is the chakra closest to the earth. Its function is concerned with earthly grounding and physical survival. This chakra is associated with your legs, feet, bones, large intestine and adrenal glands. It controls your fight or flight response. Blockage may manifest as paranoia, fear, procrastination and defensiveness.
What causes the blockages in the seven chakras?
If a person consumes the wrong type of food (anything taken in through the five senses is food), unsuitable vibration from this food will initially go to one of the chakras which in turn will go out of balance. The time lag between the chakra going out of balance and its manifestation as a physical symptom in an organ can be very long — as many as ten years for a serious disease like cancer or as little as a few hours or days for an acute illness like flu. Without intervention, other chakras start to go out of balance also as all are interconnected. This causes the illness to spread through the body and eventually, the problem becomes chronic.
The causes could also be memories buried deep within the subconscious mind from childhood trauma, abuse, a learned restrictive belief system or emotional injuries that haven‘t been forgiven. Just lack of attention can also cause a chakra to shut down. Tension builds up in one of the chakras from repeated denial, guilt, repression and unfelt emotions. These seven chakras hold all the good and bad thoughts, deeds, and actions you‘ve committed in all of your souls lifetimes here on earth. It‘s the repression of emotions that causes pain, suffering, and disease.
Accepting your rejected feelings...feeling them deeply and forgiving is the key to healing.
Forgiveness is one of the most important ways to heal blockages in the chakras:
Where do you think those unfelt emotions go? They stay with you and accumulate, not leaving room for anything new to come in. Thank these people even in silence, they are your teachers.
Change your thinking and heal suppressed emotions to change your life experience:
To heal the effect, release the cause. Is it really worth the price you are paying to hold onto suppressed negative emotions? You only hurt yourself. Be open to the other point of view you have been rejecting. Your body will rejuvenate itself. But you have to release that stuck energy with conviction and love.
Other ways to help clear chakras and promote healing of the mind and body:
Vibrionics remedies: Vibrational remedies work on the chakras and hence on the corresponding organs or body parts. These are administered in the form of small sugar pearls which contain the appropriate vibrations and thus bring the relevant chakras back into balance.
Yoga movements: Yoga means "union" or "discipline". It‘s the yoking together of the mind, body and soul in order to liberate the True Self. Yoga is particularly effective in releasing these energies. Through movement and stretching, energy is pushed through the energy centres away from its point of concentration. Often a negative issue will come to mind as this blockage is broken up. It serves to let you know what caused the blockage in the first place, so you can mentally let it go.
Acupuncture/Massage/Chiropractic/Reiki etc: These healing forms again serve to move the energy in their own ways. If the issue is not resolved mentally, then the problem will return. The relief can be permanent or temporary depending on the person‘s willingness to forgive and release the cause of the problem or imprint in the first place.
Physical exercise: Again the energy is moved but may not be permanent, this time through exertion.
Heat: Heat relaxes the muscles, allowing the negativity to flow out of the body. Heat can be from a sauna, whirlpool, or any other prolonged heat source.
Manual for Junior Vibrionics Practitioners, 2007
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