Originally published in Natural Triad Magazine John Douillard has been teaching Ayurvedic medicine, natural health, fitness, and nutrition for 21 years and has trained more than 2,000 Western doctors in Ayurvedic medicine. In this article, he discusses depression and anxiety from an Ayurvedic perspective, with a focus on the koshas (which translates from Sanskrit as
Ayurveda starts with circadian medicine for good reason. Fixing your daily routine (dinacharya) and seasonal routine (ritchucharya) is step one to healthy energy levels, blood pressure, balanced weight, and more.
Primitive cells figured out that if they joined forces and became communities, they had a better chance of survival. Survival depended on the ability to be aware of and adjust to an ever-changing world. Awareness of the outside world came from the cell membrane: the skin of the cell that is constantly interacting with the
With spring upon us, lilacs, violets, pansies, chrysanthemums, daisies, and other blooms explode onto the scene, taking over gardens, fields, and mountainsides as if they were here for a reason, perhaps screaming, “Eat me!” or at least, “Look at me!” We all know that certain flowers are edible, but little is known about their medicinal
According to Ayurveda, spring (March-June) is kapha season. Kapha literally means “to stick together.” It’s a muddy, wet, rainy time of year, where the earth is holding onto more water—nature’s response to a long dry winter.
Could you be prediabetic? According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of America is prediabetic and 90% of them, some 100 million Americans, do not know it.6-8 When researches compared blood sugar of 249 healthy adults in their 60s, there was a significant increase in brain atrophy and shrinkage
In 1986, when I was in India studying Ayurveda, there was always a buzz circulating around the healers that you just “had to go see”: palm readers, palm leaf and akashic record readers, psychic astrologers, Ayurvedic pulse readers, distance healers, and more.
Join us May 6 @ 5:30 pm MT for a very special LifeSpa Podcast with Dr. Timothy McCall! Dr. McCall used both ancient wisdom + modern science to treat his cancer. Dr. McCall’s new book, Saving My Neck: A Doctor’s East/West Journey Through Cancer, is available on Kindle + will be available in print on May 2.
Most Americans have turned their clocks back every fall and ahead every spring since 1966 with little pushback . . . until recently. Mounting evidence suggests that changing clocks to accommodate daylight savings time is linked to increased accidents and health concerns.
Have you spent any time wondering what your lymphatic system does, or if it is healthy? According to Ayurveda, the lymph, or rasa, is always the first body system evaluated and treated. It is hugely important to our health and wellbeing, but is often overlooked in our culture. It is one factor that may play into many so-called “mystery illnesses.”
You may have heard extreme claims about iodine—that we’re all deficient, causing us to be flooded with fluoride, or that it will poison you and destroy your thyroid gland. I’m here to bring some sober statistics to the table about this important trace element and a plan to moderately and safely introduce it into your routine.