Do you have trouble sleeping? It seems logical to assume that difficulty falling asleep is caused by excess energy. Based on this logic, sedation would offer a remedy. While sedatives do sometimes work, they often leave you groggy and foggy in the morning, or they just stop working over time. In this article, I make the
Why do our thyroids need our support? The thyroid is perhaps the most sensitive organ in the body, especially when it comes to the environment. To make matters worse, in America, we are dumping some four billion environmental pollutants into the environment each year.1 Today, an estimated 20 million Americans suffer from thyroid conditions. A shocking
Do you feel burnt out at your job? Work-related stress can lead to tiredness, irritability, and lack of motivation. Studies suggest that 30-80% of American nurses and doctors are experiencing signs of burnout.1,2 3 Key Factors of Burnout Feelings of exhaustion. Feelings of cynicism, irritability, and detachment from the job. A sense of ineffectiveness and
Adaptogenic herbs have been used for thousands of years to help the body cope with stress. Many have wondered about the exact mechanism by which these plants discern what we need to be more in balance. Research is now identifying a mechanism of how herbs may mitigate stress through quantum particles of light. Two of
Originally published in Natural Triad Magazine John Douillard has been teaching Ayurvedic medicine, natural health, fitness, and nutrition for 21 years and has trained more than 2,000 Western doctors in Ayurvedic medicine. In this article, he discusses depression and anxiety from an Ayurvedic perspective, with a focus on the koshas (which translates from Sanskrit as
Ayurveda starts with circadian medicine for good reason. Fixing your daily routine (dinacharya) and seasonal routine (ritchucharya) is step one to healthy energy levels, blood pressure, balanced weight, and more.
In 1986, when I was in India studying Ayurveda, there was always a buzz circulating around the healers that you just “had to go see”: palm readers, palm leaf and akashic record readers, psychic astrologers, Ayurvedic pulse readers, distance healers, and more.
How often do you resist the impulse to pass gas, burp, yawn, or sleep? Or suppress the desire to pee, poo, or shed a tear? Habitually and often unconsciously, we commonly find ourselves suppressing natural urges such as these, thinking nothing of it. According to Vāgbhata (one of the most influential classical writers of Ayurveda),
Ancient Wisdom Discovered Magic Water We all grew up knowing that water can be a liquid, a solid (like ice), or a gas (like steam), but, more than a half-century ago, scientists discovered what is called “the fourth phase of water,”1, 2 a crystalline, hexagonal gel-like substance that scientists believe may be linked to the origin