Articles for: 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.

Ten Ayurvedic Pregnancy Tips

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According to Ayurveda, pregnancy and delivery can be the most rejuvenating experience of a women’s life, during which every cell of the mother’s body can be transformed. Unfortunately, in the west we did not get that memo and mothers often pay dearly with health concerns after a pregnancy. During pregnancy, […]

Get to Know the Kitchari Cleansing Bean

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 1 second Mung beans, or what are known in India as Dahl, were first domesticated in India in 1500 BC, and are the main ingredient in kitchari – the primary Ayurvedic super-food used to cleanse the body. It is no wonder that it became a staple […]

Spring Cleansing: A Requirement for Optimal Health

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, and 8 seconds Listen to the Teleseminar on this Topic! Every spring, nature makes some dramatic shifts as part of its New Year strategy for optimal health. After a long winter of a diet rich in heavy foods and hard-to-digest proteins and fats, we have […]

Oil Pulling for a Beautiful Smile and Healthy Mouth

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute, and 21 seconds Oil Pulling has been getting lots of press lately for its teeth-whitening and cosmetic benefits. Today, I would like to share with you the science behind this very popular topic. Oil Pulling got its name from the “pulling”, or cleansing, effect oils […]

Top Ten Reasons to Cleanse with Ghee

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes, and 22 seconds An Ayurvedic cleanse would not be an Ayurvedic cleanse if it did not call for the ingestion of melted ghee. Aside from being surprised by this seemingly unlikely protocol, many frown upon the use of ghee in general because it is a dairy […]

The Miracle of Lymph

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes Understanding the lymphatic system provides insights into the body’s profound ability to care for itself. In Ayurveda it is the first system we treat, but in the west, it is simply not addressed until a frightening diagnosis is made. Perhaps the most forgotten, under-studied and […]

The Great Soap Debate Part III: The Wisdom of Oils on your Face

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 20 seconds In the first two installments of this series, I have discussed the tremendous benefits offered by applying vegetable oils to the skin. They include: Moisturization of the deeper layers of the skin, while soaps can dry the skin out. Feeding the good microbes on the […]

The Great Soap Debate Part II: How to Restore your Skin’s Function

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 36 seconds In my last article I reported on the benefits of cleansing your skin using oil rather than soap. To remind you, they are: Moisturization of the deeper layers of the skin, while soaps can dry the skin out. Feeding the good microbes on […]

The Great Soap Debate Part I: Is Your Soap Killing Essential Microbes?

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes, 18 seconds Surprisingly, soap may not be your best cleanser. For thousands of years, oil massage techniques have been used to cleanse the skin as a part of Ayurvedic medicine. The Somewhat Gross Origin of Soap The first use of soap was recorded in ancient […]