**Main Health Concerns**
• Receding Gums
• History of kidney infection
• Poor memory
• Fungal infection on toe
Constitution (Prakruti/ Genetic-Karmic Makeup): V3 P2 K1
Current State/ Vikruti: V3.5
DOB: 28th September 1960 - Birth time: 6:40pm - Birth Place: Ljubljana, Slovenia Autumn: wind, dry
Height: 164cm Weight: 54kg
Ten year old: Medium build
Energy: Variable to steady
Sleep: Good and easy to get out of bed
Secondary emotions: Irritable if she doesn’t get to paint
Memory: Variable, learns fast and remembers but only things she is interested in
Blood Pressure: Fine
Cholesterol: Look at ear lobes for lines, but hers is fine
Bowel movement: Once a day, shaped like a banana, sinks but does not need to flush the toilet bowel twice (kapha style stool
Digestion: No gas and very rarely gets heart burn. Eats at irregular hours, sometimes skips meals.
Agni: Vishma agni – irregular appetite. White spots on fingernails show calcium, magnesium and zinc deficiency. Moons on thumb, index and middle finger show overall good digestion.
Tongue: The beginning of “chicken feet” cracks shows there is some chronic dehydration. She drinks only 2 cups of water a day at the moment. Teeth marks around the edge show malabsorption.
Bone Structure: Pitta - moderate
To improve digestion eat only when hungry but only at //regular// hours. If someone with variable appetite (vishama agni) skips a meal because they are not hungry then they should wait until the regular time of the next meal to eat and not before, even if they get hungry before. Irregular eating will disturb vata.
Take a calcium, magnesium and zinc supplement.
Drink more water. Have two cups of warm water first thing in the morning. Need to drink up to 2L a day.
Read handout on Gunas and the mind
Download Daily Routine Handout
For receding gums swish mouth with Neem oil for 1-2 min and either swallow or spit it out. Then massage the gums. It is a good thing to do before going to sleep so the neem oil absorbs throughout the night. It removes toxins and inflammation, it is also anti-viral. Also chew 1 tsp of sesame seeds for a long time before breakfast. They are a good source of calcium.
**Custom Herbal Formula**
3pts Brahmi - //Centella Asiatica// - memory, mental clarity
3 pts Chitrak //Plumbago zeylanica// - digestion
1pts Neem //Azadirachta indica// – fungus, liver
1pts Manjishta // Rubia Cordifolia// – fungal infections, gums and weak liver
½ tsp with 4-8oz of hot water