When we think of cheese, we may imagine cows roaming freely in the Swiss Alps or Europeans picnicking with wine and baguettes. We probably don’t immediately think of Ayurveda. In fact, in general, Ayurveda frowns on the consumption of hard cheeses. But there’s good news: it approves of soft cheeses!7 Fermenting dairy into yogurt, buttermilk,
Traditional Ayurvedic Tongue Reading In Ayurveda, one of the primary investigative tools of practitioners for determining the state of one’s health is tongue diagnosis or evaluation of the tongue. The tongue is the beginning of the digestive tract, which lumbers on for another 30 feet or so. Since we cannot see much beyond the mouth
You’ve probably heard about ghee and its amazing health benefits. In this article, learn what this Ayurvedic nectar is, how it’s made, why the body loves it, plus my top 10 reasons to cleanse with ghee. Cleansing with Ghee An Ayurvedic cleanse would not be an Ayurvedic cleanse if it did not call for ingestion
Fasting + Autophagy The 2016 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Japan’s Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of the underlying mechanisms of a physiological process called autophagy. Autophagy is a natural process by which the body degrades and recycles damaged cells, proteins, and toxins. Autophagy comes from two Greek words: auto
In the 1960s, when cholesterol was mistakenly deemed the cause of heart disease, saturated fats were replaced with polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats were derived from seed oils, and because these seed oils were so volatile, they had to be highly processed and refined to become stable. Today, clear-yellow plastic vegetable oil-filled bottles line the brightly-lit
Is European Bread Better? Why does European wheat seem to digest better than American wheat? I work with many patients to reintroduce wheat into their diet. Many of them report that when they go to Europe, they can eat bread without difficulties, but when they consume bread stateside, they have digestive-related symptoms. Why might this
Amazing Liver + Gallbladder Flush Liver detox and gallbladder flushes have become very popular in recent years, and for good reason! Using olive oil to successfully flush the gallbladder first appeared in the British Medical Journal in 1882 and 1885, and was likely used much earlier as a folk remedy.9,10 For millennia, Ayurveda has said
Possible Side Effects of Digestive Enzymes Dependency Weaker digestion Pancreatic enzyme insufficiency Blockage of bile ducts Blockage of pancreatic ducts Digestive distress Recurring digestive concern Address symptoms, leaving cause to worsen Gas Bloat Belching Nausea Sluggish elimination Poor gallbladder function Decreased stomach acid production Decrease duodenal enzyme production If you’re taking digestive enzymes, you may
Eat Wheat vs Grain Brain: Round 1 (Click here for Round 2) January 8, 2017 | 50 minutes, 49 seconds Download Subscribe: iTunes | YouTube | email | Spotify | RSS We are honored to share this conversation that provides a full scope of information on both sides of the wheat/gluten controversy. Listen to Dr.
Too Tired to Sleep? Ayurveda suggests sleep issues are linked to the body lacking energy reserves, rather than having too much energy. The Ayurvedic strategy for sleep is not to sedate an already exhausted body, but to rejuvenate and rebuild reserves so that we have the energy we needs to sedate ourselves and sleep deeply,
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.