L-DOPA: Beat your Stress & Fatigue with Vaidya’s Cup! – SVA BookClub News, and more! – your SV Ayurveda Newsletter June 20, 2019, #23, Vol 9

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Stress, Inflammation,
L-Dopa, & Depression: Is there a Link?
A recent study confirms the connection between chronic inflammation, fatigue and depression. The research carried out at Emory University explains that there is a link “between the reduced release of dopamine in the brain, the motivation to do things, and the presence of an inflammatory reaction in the body.” The scientists think this is probably the body’s way to optimize its reserves of energy during inflammatory conditions. When we have chronic inflammation (caused by stress or any physical injury) the body needs more energy to heal. […] To ensure that energy is available, the brain uses an adaptive technique to reduce the natural drive to perform other tasks which could potentially drain away the energy needed for healing.” And here is the most interesting part: “According to the new study, the mechanism of this recalibration is immune-mediated disruption of the dopamine pathway, reducing dopamine release.” Reduction of dopamine then results in low mood swings, getting us stuck in a vicious cycle. How do you break out of it? Increase dopamine to help the body’s natural healing processes to address the inflammation more effectively.

In Ayurveda, the Mucuna Pruriens bean has been known to be a safe non-habit forming natural source of L-Dopa! This is why Vaidya Mishra put it together with other divine ayurvedic ingredients to give us the best ever coffee substitute to start your day with or to wind down your activities in the evening: Vaidya’s Cup! Drink it to find out how delicious it is. So what’s in it, in addition to Mucuna?
4 natural ayurvedic ingredients to help you
Access your bliss with the Mucuna Pruriens bean:  a natural source of L-Doap, Mucuna supports your own brain’s chemistry by naturally inducing the production of neuro-transmitters (domamine and noradrenaline) with side-effects, or creating dependency.
Restore your colon’s intelligence with Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) : a “paathya” plant that keeps you and your health on the “paath” (Sanskrit) or the path of health! Haritaki supports daily colon cleanse by re-establishing the intelligence in your abdominal area to support proper evacuation. It also enhances the absorption of nutrients through the colon walls. 
Detox and nourish your muscle tissue with Wild Date seeds: an ancient ayurvedic ingredient that nourishes the bone tissue, and also adds a rich nutty flavor to Vaidya’s Cup.
Support your metabolism with Root Chicory: a great source of dietary fibre. Research has shown that with regular use, Root Chicory can help with weight loss, as well as the improvement of bowel function. In Sanskrit, Chicory is called “kaasini” – that which removes cough. In this formulat, Root Chicory supports your lungs against environmental toxins that are inevitably inhaled daily, weighing down our lungs and impeding full breathing. Chicory is a great ingredient for supporting and detoxing the lungs. 
The ingredients in Vaidya’s Cup work together synergistically to rejuvenate your 7 physical tissues; nourish your nervous system against daily stress; calm your mind; nurture your lungs; pacify all 3 doshas or ayurvedic humoreal systems; and gently support daily detox through the kidneys and the colon. It is a good source of prebiotic that will also nourish the friendly bacteria in your colon. 
Now you can choose to start your day – and end it – blissfully with Vaidya’s Cup – your tridoshic ayurvedic caffeine-free mucuna brew!
Usage: 1-3 cups a day, staring in the morning, with or before breakfast, to initiate the morning, or at night with or after dinner, to unwind and calm things down. You can also enjoy a cup at “high tea time” with some snacks!
Directions: Brew 1 teaspoon of the powder per cup per person. You can also bring 1 teaspoon and 1 cup of water to a boil. For a stronger flavor, brew for a few minutes longer or add 1 ½ teaspoons per cup. 
Enjoy it with or without milk. Add sugar or honey to taste. 
Vaidya’s cup is not an instant drink, but you can make it like instand coffee if you like a lighter version, you can just add 1 teaspoon to a cup of hot water and let is steep for 5-10 minutes and then enjoy. Otherwise, you can boil a tsp per cup in water on your stove, or use a percolator to prepapre, or a filter coffee-maker.

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