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.

6 Ayurvedic Truths The ‘Inside Out’ Movie Will Teach You

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 47 seconds If you haven’t yet seen Pixar’s new flick, “Inside Out,” it’s well worth your time. This movie chronicles the culture shock an 11-year-old girl, Riley, experiences while she moves to San Francisco. What’s so brilliant in this film is how it makes the infinitely complicated machinations of […]

Dumbfounded Scientists Prove Medieval MRSA Cure

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 23 seconds There is no doubt that what excites me the most is watching much of today’s scientific research pointing in the direction of what our ancestors already knew. And while the 5000-year-old system of Ayurveda is my personal fascination, many ancient cultures had volumes of wisdom to offer […]

From Fear to Freedom

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 8 seconds In this article, I describe the effect of the mind and its emotions on our health from an Ayurvedic perspective, with a focus on the koshas (which translates from Sanskrit as “sheaths”). (1) The koshas are described in the Vedic tradition as the layers of human consciousness […]

Why Ayurveda Treats You and Not Your Symptoms

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 55 seconds Lately I’ve been noticing more and more researchers commenting on the notion (an Ayurvedic notion, by the way) that many health issues – such as cholesterol or sodium levels – are not one-size-fits-all. They are suggesting that there is a component pertaining to the individual consumer that […]

Intuition Explained

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 24 seconds A recent study has linked gut feelings and intuitive decision-making to newly-discovered neurobiological gut-brain pathways. (1) A gut-brain pathway carries gut-based, emotionally-charged signals carried by microbes from your gut to the brain where they can affect brain function. While “gut feelings” and “intuition” seem like terms better […]