Skin Health

Do You Really Think The Sun Causes Skin Cancer?

The dominant belief today is that UV light causes melanoma (associated with skin cancer). Melanoma incidence has risen 23 times from 1935-2012, but dermatologists can’t put their finger on what is causing the current surge. The ironic thing is, skin cancer rates are getting higher while people are getting exponentially less sun and using more sunscreen. Let us find out why the surge in melanoma is occurring and learn from ... READ MORE

The Sun as a Divine Healer for Optimal Health with Dylan Smith and Laura Poole {Podcast #010}

Listen on iTunes / Apple Podcast App Listen on Andriod Throughout evolution, exposure to sunlight and the photosynthesis of vitamin D has been critically important for the evolution of land vertebrates. But all of a sudden in the past few decades, we have been burying the Sun from our lives while simultaneously increasing our exposure to artificial light. Could this be a foundational mistake for our health? Has the status ... READ MORE

Melatonin: The Critical Hormone & How to Optimise It

Melatonin is an essential hormone that provides a multitude of benefits throughout the human body. Mistakenly it has been dubbed the hormone of sleep, but more accurately it is the "hormone of darkness," since it trains our circadian rhythms to the day and night cycles, a critical cycle to be aligned with for optimal health. Since the 2017 Nobel Prize was won for "Circadian Medicine," volumes of research are now showing melatonin is ... READ MORE

Why are Vitamin D Levels Still Low in Sun Bathers?

The positive and negative semi-conductors of the human body have become altered for some reason. Reasons for this alteration can vary… Trans-fats and rancid oils in gluten-free organic bars, man-made foods like soybean, canola, and vegetable oils and fluoride in the water. Being inundated with stress is another big one as our sympathetic nervous system (Flight or Fight) is now turned on more constantly than ever before. This effects our ... READ MORE

Amalaki (Embilica Officinalis) Uses & Benefits

Amalaki (Embilica officinalis) is not only considered by many to be Ayurveda's most potent fruit, but Amalaki is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda that is used extensively in formulations.  Nomenclature English: Indian GooseberrySanskrit: Amalaki, aka Amla (vernacular).Latin: Embilica officinalis or Pjullantus embilica (less common) Synonyms: Dhatri ("Mother" or "Nurse") - Amalaki is the ultimate carer and healer. Amrta ("Immortality") - There are only a few herbs which have the Amrta quality. Amalaki is like ... READ MORE

Amla Pickle (Recipe)

Amalaki (Indian Gooseberry) This recipe can be for lemon pickle by replacing lemons with amla. Amla is the common name for the fruit of the Amalaki plant (Embilica officinalis). This is not only considered by many to be Ayurvreda's most potent fruit, but Amalaki is also one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda. Tridoshic Fruit One of the marvels of Amalaki is that it contains all 6 tastes except salt. Thus this ... READ MORE

Dhumapana: Smoke Inhalation Therapy

Smoke Inhalation Indications: As per Astanga Samgraha of Vaghbata, Sutrasthana, ch. 30. Pains of the head, eyes and ears Ophthalmia and heaviness of the eyes Hemicranial (persistent unilateral headache) Rhinitis, cough, dyspnoea Bad taste in the mouth Excess salivation, disorder of voice, bad smell from the nose and mouth, hiccup, diseases of the throat Toothache, looseness of teeth, loss of appetite Loss of movement of the neck and lower jaw ... READ MORE

How to Make Black Medicine

Black Medicine is a herbal preparation formulated by Mother Raju of the Raju Family. Indicated for: Any skin abnormality such as all skin diseases, tumours, moles, sun damaged skin, skin cancers, tumours, shingles, eczema etc. Great disinfectant and for burns. [siteorigin_widget class="Primrose_SOW_Heading"][/siteorigin_widget] 1. Ensure the black medicine is in powder form or close to it (small granules are ok). If it is in big crystals pound with mortar & pestle to break ... READ MORE

Neem (Azadirachta indica) – Benefits and Uses

Benefits of Neem: Skin Health Known as the “Queen of the Skin,” Neem’s contribution in topical and internal support for skincare is one of Neem’s greatest glories. The calming, cooling and anti-inflammatory properties pacifies heat, redness, itchiness and all skin diseases. Apply a neem paste topically for skin diseases (see recipe below). First-Aid The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal composition makes it a valuable first-aid tool not only to clean and disinfect wounds ... READ MORE

Sweet Lassi

Ingredients 1 tsp - 1 TBSP fresh plain yoghurt 1-1.5 cup water. 1 tsp rose water 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 1/4 tsp quality sugar (optional) 1/4 tsp fresh cream Method Blend ingredients well and drink fresh. Benefits of Lassi Improves digestion and a fantastic pro-biotic. Lassi is the best alkaliser. As Lassi improves digestion and absorption it ultimately supports calcium absorption and bone health. Balances heat (pitta) and clear the ... READ MORE