Articles in: Women’s Health

According to Ayurveda, most issues of women’s health are not rooted in the hormonal system, although the symptoms may manifest there. There are many possible imbalances in the body that can make it difficult to maintain balanced hormonal function. In this section, you’ll find many referenced articles discussing possible imbalances underlying issues of women’s health, as well as herbs, diet and lifestyle modifications and that have been shown to help support optimal functioning of the female system.

Episode 24: Ayurveda for Women’s Health

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The healing wisdom of Ayurveda offers extensive knowledge for women. Ayurveda guides women to balance their natural body rhythms which are closely linked to nature. According to Ayurveda, healthy menstrual cycles, fertility, and menopause depend on a delicate balance of: the subtle connection to the lunar circadian clock the flow of prana and apana vata […]

Breast Milk: The Original Probiotic

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 48 seconds New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found over 700 species of beneficial microbes in human breast milk. (1) Perhaps this isn’t so surprising, since the infant gut is actually sterile – containing no good microbes – at birth. These 700 different microbes […]

3 Ayurvedic Pillars of Effortless Exercise

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 33 seconds As some of you know, I have been tweeting my Ayurvedic Exercise training schedule for a triathlon I competed in this past weekend. I have been asked to share more details about these techniques, which comprise the content of this article.  The Personal Scoop Originally, my 24-year-old […]

Why Slow Yoga?

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes, 5 seconds Today, yoga classes are available on a drop in, as-needed basis, but traditionally, yoga was prescribed by the family Vedic guru (teacher) whose job was to teach the children the ways of a Vedic lifestyle. This of course included the practices of yoga, breathing and meditation, but also […]

Sex on the Road Less Traveled

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes, 52 seconds In a world where sex and love have been glued together, many live an entire life without knowing or experiencing true love. Let me explain. Two people meet, they both feel an instant attraction and choose to pursue the friendship. After a few dates, the attraction grows and […]

Love, Sex and Yoga

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 34 seconds According to Ayurveda, there are subtle pathways that carry spiritual energy in the body called nadis. These pathways are so subtle that they are invisible until they are activated or in use. The best analogy for the elusive nature of the nadis is to think of them as […]

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, a downward-moving energy called apana […]

Protect Your Breasts

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Did you know that there is more iodine stored in the female breast tissue than there is in the thyroid? Research suggests the reason may be that iodine, which is rare, is essential for brain development in infancy. Storing iodine in the breast may have been an evolutionary safeguard to ensure the delivery of iodine […]

Moody Painful Menstrual Cycle?

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My female patients often express concerns about their menstrual cycles. Many of them are confused. They have gotten the message that it is normal to feel some degree of mood swings and physical discomfort during their periods, but after struggling with these symptoms month after month, year after year, they understandably wonder if there really […]

Risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy

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New research published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute found that women who take estrogen and progestin have an increased risk of developing breast cancer and dying from it. (1) Dr. Rowen Chlebowski from the UCLA Medical Center followed almost 42,000 post-menopausal women for an average of 11 years. In the study, more than […]

Let’s Build Some Bone!

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Bone is a living tissue that is in a constant state of rebuilding. To make new bone, the body must first remove some of the old bone. It is much like the natural removal of dead skin to make way for new skin. Old bone is removed by cells called osteoclasts, and the new bone […]