Feeling fatigued? Why not reach for an energy drink, dark chocolate bar or get your favorite comfort food delivered? The indulgence may be wonderfully satisfying, but that feeling, unfortunately, is short-lived… Energy boosters can stimulate surges of energy, but in the process, deeply exhaust the body. Sadly, each time the energy surges in the wake
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
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!
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
Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 57 seconds Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men and women in industrialized countries around the world. For decades, researchers have been implicating our psychology as a causative factor in heart disease. While some studies have not found this link, a large number of studies
Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 1 second According to Ayurveda, there are 108 vital points on the body called marma points. They were described in the field of battle as points to avoid injuring. An injury to a specific point would elicit a set of symptoms or death based on the anatomical connections of
How Does Ayurveda Treat the Nervous System? According to Ayurveda, soothing the nervous system is a requirement for maintenance and balancing of one’s health. There are numerous time-tested strategies to calm the nervous system. Stress of all kinds, whether it is mental, emotional, physical, or even spiritual can have a negative impact on one’s health.
A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine evaluated the effectiveness of a non-drug therapy for sleep, called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Western medicine has focused on drug or sedative therapy for all forms of insomnia for years with limited success. While drugs like Ambien are the gold standard for helping people sleep, they
Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 31 seconds Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found an amazing correlation between living in a home surrounded by greenery and longevity and mental health. (1,2) They evaluated more than 108,000 women all across America between the years 2000 and 2008. They found that there
Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 28 seconds Do you have an aversion to using public toilets? Do you hold it in instead of going to the toilet when you feel the urge? Probably the most important imbalance commonly found in our culture is occasional constipation. Many folks report healthy elimination when they are, in
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 49 seconds In my experience, I have found that occasional sleeplessness can happen for many reasons – for instance, sometimes it can be related to blood sugar imbalances. Sometimes, ironically, your body doesn’t have enough energy to muster up enough sedation to actually put you to sleep. Sometimes, the
Saffron may be the most prized spice, according to Ayurveda. Harvested from the stigmas of the Crocus sativus flower, recent research is giving credibility to why our ancestors used to compare saffron’s value to gold. (1) Numerous studies suggest that it offers a wealth of health benefits including mood support, reduction in dietary cravings, as