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Q I travel a lot for work and notice two problems, particularly when I fly: My skin gets incredibly dry and my digestion really suffers. What can I do to take care of myself when traveling? A According to Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of India, the universe is comprised of five basic principles, which can loosely be translated as space, air, fire, water and earth.

Srinath N Bellur, MD
(901) 725-8920
1211 Union Ave Ste 400
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn; Baptist Mem Hosp, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Wesley Neurology Clinic Pc

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Midsouth Neurology Clinic Sleep Disorder Center
(901) 531-7007
8584 Cordes Circle
Germantown, TN
Ages Seen
19 years and above 13-15 years on individual basis

BMH - Collierville Sleep Disorder Center
(901) 861-9001
1500 W. Poplar Avenue
Collierville, TN
Doctors Refferal
May be necessary depending on insurance
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0-99
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Insurance: All private plans on the Baptist Hospital Panel are accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

LeBonheur Pediatric & Adolescent Sleep Disorders Center LeBonheur Children's Medical Center
(901) 287-7870
50 N. Dunlap
Memphis, TN
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
0-18 years
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Allen K. Raich DPM
(901) 432-1408
920 Estate Dr
Memphis, TN

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American Sleep Medicine
(901) 755-8891
1669 Kirby Parkway
Memphis, TN
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Methodist Healthcare Sleep Disorders Center Methodist Healthcare
(901) 683-0044
5050 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN
Doctors Refferal
May be necessary depending upon insurance
Ages Seen
0-99
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Reggie White Sleep Disorders Centers-Desoto
(662) 349-9802
7420 Guthrie Dr. North
Southaven, MS
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
5-105
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Unlimited Inc.
(662) 996-1107
5779 Getwell Road building C
Southaven, MS
Ages Seen
12 yrs. +

East Memphis Chiropractic
(901) 202-9216
4954 William Arnold Rd
Memphis, TN

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Tips for Insomniacs - Antioxidant Sources

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Q I travel a lot for work and notice two problems, particularly when I fly: My skin gets incredibly dry and my digestion really suffers. What can I do to take care of myself when traveling?

A According to Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of India, the universe is comprised of five basic principles, which can loosely be translated as space, air, fire, water and earth. Space represents the potential for manifestation. Air represents movement and change. Fire is the power of transformation. Water reflects the attractive forces that hold things together, while earth represents the boundaries of objects and things. These five great elements combine to form three biological mind-body principles, or doshas, known as Vata, the movement principle composed of space and air; Pitta, the digestion principle made up of fire and water; and Kapha, the protection principle bringing together water and earth. These three codes of nature govern our physiology and psychology.

Traveling by air is an inherently Vata-aggravating experience and may result in irregularity, dryness, anxiety, insomnia and difficulty with concentration.

Ayurveda suggests a few tips to balance Vata when you’re on the go. Drink plenty of warm, non-caffeinated beverages. Make up a thermos bottle of gingerroot tea (1 teaspoon grated ginger per pint of hot water) to take with you on the plane. On the morning and evening you travel, apply almond or sesame massage oil to your skin. Eat less while traveling, seeking out warm soups rather than salads and sandwiches. Lubricate your nasal passages with a tiny drop of oil placed into each nostril.

When you get to your destination, as soon as possible take a warm bath. Drink warm liquids and try immediately to align with the rhythm of your destination city. If it’s lunchtime when you arrive, eat lunch. Maintaining optimal biological rhythms even while traveling is the best way to counter the aggravating effects of travel on Vata and reduce the symptoms that reflect it.

Q I know how important antioxidants are for my health. I would prefer to get as many as possible through food sources rather than supplementation. Can you suggest an easy way to choose the most beneficial foods?

A Almost every biological function requires oxygen, which supplies electrons to run the machinery of the body. An oxygen molecule that has released its electron becomes a free radical or reactive oxygen species (ROS). When a free radical forms, it becomes irritable and immediately seeks to replace its missing electron. It will do this by stealing an electron from any local protein, fat or DNA molecule. The resulting damage from this free-radical attack contributes to a wide range of illnesses, including heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.

Antioxidants are molecules that willingly donate their electrons to free radicals. Vitamin E, vitamin C and beta-carotene are the best known of these natural ROS neutralizers. Nutritional science i...

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