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With the recent health scare of the Coronavirus, I thought it important to be reminded of similar health scares of the past two decades. Listed below are a few of the examples from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Feb 2003 (774 deaths worldwide)
Bird Flu (H5N1) - Nov 2005 (616 deaths worldwide)
Swine Flu (H1N1) - April 2009 (12,469 deaths worldwide)
Zika Virus (ZIKV) - May 2016 (Pregnancy related microencephalopathy in which 134 infant deaths confirmed)
CoronaVirus (COVID-19) - Feb 2020
Common cold and flu (291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.
The question is, is there a legitimate need to be alarmed with this latest viral scare? First, let's dispel any false information that you may have received. According to The John Hopkins Institute the differences between the latest coronavirus vs the good old fashion flu is this:
According to Ayurvedic philosophy, we are all created of spirit and light rather than mere flesh hand bones. The physical body is a temple that houses the finer domains of the mind and soul. As recognized by ancient cultures and religions around the globe, we are actually spiritual beings having a human experience, rather than the other way around. We are crafted from the same energy that weaves together all of life.
To truly understand how to “feed” ourselves, we must, therefore, extend beyond the physical body alone. According to Ayurveda, anything that affects our consciousness is considered food. Yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation are thus highly charged types of food, because they directly nourish our deeper consciousness.
The realm of the senses also provides direct nourishment to the finer domains of the mind and soul. For example, a soothing sonata and a blaring car alarm are merely different types of...
Kitchari is Ayurveda's go to staple when we want a complete, easily digestible meal. Kitchari is traditionally made in one pot, hence letting the nutrients energies mingle to create 'peace in the pot'. This recipe uses all 6 tastes and is delicious and satisfying. This is a sattvic (peace) inducing recipe for body and mind.
V = P = K = (Tri-doshic)