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.

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 […]

Take Action This Earth Day

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 40 seconds Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd this year… what can you do to show your love for our planet? Aren’t we lucky to be on a beautiful planet with seasons that are perfectly designed to support all life? This Earth Day, let’s show some appreciation for this […]

The Science of Tongue Scraping with Copper

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 39 seconds As the function of the microbiota of the mouth becomes more understood, ancient techniques to support oral hygiene are becoming more popular. One practice backed by numerous studies is called tongue scraping (Jihwa Prakshalana). Tongue scraping is the simple practice of scraping your tongue before brushing your […]

Superfoods For Your Body Type: Spring Edition

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 28 seconds Happy New Year! Spring is the start of nature’s annual nutritional cycle, where it takes one full year to get ones’ nutritional needs met. Spring is a heavy, wet and warmer time of the year that encourages seeds that have weathered a long winter to germinate and […]