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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.

James K Bradley, MD
(913) 829-0446
20375 W 151st St Ste 451
Olathe, KS
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
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Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: Olathe Med Ctr, Olathe, Ks
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Alfred Cosmo Caruso, MD
(816) 943-3994
1010 Carondelet Dr
Kansas City, MO
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Medical School: Univ De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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(913) 390-7064
11164 S. Noble Drive
Olathe, KS
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(913) 498-8120
10590 Barkley
Overland Park, KS
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Medicare: Yes
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Shawnee Mission Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center
(913) 676-8112
8901 W. 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
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16 years and up

Alfred Cosmo Caruso, MD
(816) 943-3994
1004 Carondelet Dr Ste 410
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Pulmonary Physicians Of Kc

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James Steven Appelbaum, MD
(913) 788-7099
8919 Parallel Pkwy Ste 555
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Bethany Med Ctr, Kansas City, Ks; Providence Med Ctr, Kansas City, Ks; Shawnee Mission Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks; Overland Park Reg Med Ctr, Overland Park, Ks
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20333 W. 151st Street
Olathe, KS
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MidAmerica Neuroscience Institute Sleep Disorders Center
(913) 647-8016
8550 Marshall Drive
Lenexa, KS
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(816) 276-7391
6601 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO
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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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