One of the main and often forgotten foundations for optimal health, as described by Ayurveda, is the pursuit of happiness. In this article, I’ll review some of the scientific research on happiness in an attempt to validate the Ayurvedic wisdom that being joyful, grateful, and happy is step one for a healthy, long, and fulfilling
According to Ayurveda, digestive toxins, environmental toxins, and even toxic emotions are stored in the body’s fat cells, and the purpose of seasonal cleansing was not only to flush toxins out of the body, but to also free the body and mind of lingering, unwanted emotions. The late Neuroscientist, Dr. Candace Pert Ph.D., called “The
More and more parents are asking, “What can I do preventatively now to keep my family healthy this year?” Over the years, I have streamlined 5 basic lifestyle tips based on the five-thousand-year-old, time-tested medical system of Ayurveda. These are all outlined in my book, Perfect Health for Kids, and I have summarized them here.
Menstruation falls under the general Ayurvedic heading of Yonivyapad. Ayurveda uses the word Yoni to describe the female genitalia and reproductive organs, and vyapad to describe disorders or diseases. The Charaka Samhita, a comprehensive text on the ancient Indian medicinal system of Ayurveda, describes around 20 different gynecological disorders. The premise of Ayurveda is not
In the early 1900s, a prominent psychiatrist named Dr. Henry Cotton ran the world’s most prestigious mental institution based on the premise that depression and insanity were linked to a deep underlying infection of some kind. (1) Dr. Cotton was famous for pulling infected teeth out of his mentally ill patients and, if that didn’t
Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 41 seconds Dealing with bouts of sadness, anxiety, “senior moments,” and kids having difficulty staying on task at school has become a way of life for many Americans. While there are many factors that may be at the root of these problems, there is one herb that has recently
Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 28 seconds Choosing the right foods to eat has become extremely complex, controversial and confusing for most people. With promises coming from every angle of the food pyramid, from paleo to vegetarian to vegan to being gluten and dairy-free, making healthy food choices has become more confusing than ever!
Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 24 seconds With spring upon us, this is the time to reset our ability to burn fat. Each season and its harvest has an important role in maintaining good health. Winter stores fat, proteins, vitamins and minerals to rebuild and insulate. Spring, as illustrated by its low fat harvest
Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 55 seconds If there ever was a heart-mind vitamin, then B12 is it. Synthesizing neurotransmitters that govern mood, energy, sleep, appetite, and motivation all the while supporting heart and circulatory health, B12 is a brilliant multi-tasker and not a vitamin to ignore. Learn how one amazing vitamin can help
Average Reading Time: 8 minutes and 44 seconds I am often asked, “What is the best exercise? Why don’t I lose weight when I exercise? Can I exercise, balance blood sugar and stabilize my mood? How do I avoid over exercising?” To balance blood sugar, we must re-educate the body to burn fat. Fat burns
Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 55 seconds Autumn is in full-swing and just around the corner are the holidays. And with the holidays and the cooler weather moving in, many of us find ourselves gaining some weight during the fall and winter months. This is, of course, nature’s plan to insulate both humans and