Articles in: Ayurvedic Health

In this section, you’ll find articles discussing various facets of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the science of life, and is about living your life in balance with your own nature as well as the natural cycles. It incorporates daily routines, exercise, diets, detox and herbal therapies to bring the body back into balance. Ayur means “life” and veda means “truth” – meaning that Ayurveda is ultimately the science of experiencing the truth of who you are. From an Ayurvedic perspective, this encompasses becoming less stressed, physically in balance and becoming emotionally free to be your most loving kind and joyful self.

The Science Behind Slow Eating

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 30 seconds Years ago, I co-directed an Ayurvedic in-residence wellness center with Dr. Deepak Chopra. There, we prescribed specific Ayurvedic treatments and guided patients through 1-3 week long detoxification and rejuvenation programs. The organization we worked for had a handful of centers around the country, […]

How Stress is Carried for Generations

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 35 seconds According to Ayurveda, physical, behavioral, mental and emotional traits can be carried from one generation to the next. If mom or dad carries a specific childhood stress, the associated behavior traits can be passed on for generations. These are called samskaras, which […]

The Cellulite Secret of Oranges

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Average reading time: 1 minute and 31 seconds I am fascinated at the origins of many Ayurvedic medicines. One that always intrigued me was the notion that the white part, or the pith, of the orange or pomegranate was a powerful medicine for the heart, lymph and circulation. New research […]

Freedom from Fatigue

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 7 seconds Everyone experiences fatigue – this is a natural response to overexertion or stress. But for many people in our culture, the unabating experience of fatigue affects their life in a negative and pervasive way. For example, according to one study, fatigue affects […]

Dangers of Distracted Eating

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 39 seconds According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, secondary eating is defined as “eating while engaged in another activity.” This includes watching TV, opening mail, reading, talking on the phone, texting, and of course driving, standing or eating on the run. By now, […]

Episode 13: Lymph – The Ancient Key To Longevity

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In Ayurveda, the lymph is known as rasa, which also means taste, emotion, juice (as in the juice of life), satisfaction, and love. These word associations reflect the potential of a healthy lymphatic system to foster a healthy physical, emotional and spiritual life. In the west, we are sadly never […]

Equinox Rules

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 10 seconds On September 23 at 2:29AM, the sun will shine directly on the equator creating nature’s day of perfect balance. This autumnal equinox is when days and nights are extremely close to being the same length. It is the day of balance between […]

A Yawn A Day Keeps The Heat Away

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 47 seconds A 2010 study published in the journal, Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience, suggests that yawning may not be an attempt to give the brain more oxygen. Rather, the new science suggests that yawning has a cooling effect on the brain. Researchers showed that […]