Join me as I interview my daughter Devaki on the work she is doing with our favorite organization, The Mwebaza Foundation!
Do You Touch with Love? I remember watching a lecture of a sadhu (holy person) who lived in Gangotri, at the mouth of the Ganges river. While he talked, he gave himself an oil massage. This, of course, is a daily practice in India, called abhyanga, but the way he did it took me by […]
Ayurvedic Anatomy of Psychology According to Ayurveda, we feel emotional impressions in the emotional heart. This is called sadaka pitta—the aspect of pitta that feels everything. These impressions are then transported to the brain through the carrying channels of prana vata—the emotional aspect of vata. Emotional impressions felt by sadaka pitta are carried and written […]
December 3, 2019 | 49 minutes, 31 seconds Download Natural Healing By now, we’ve all heard of the healing properties of nature, like the healing magic of a walk through the woods! Ayurveda described the benefits of nature thousands of years ago. More recently, in the 1980s, a Japanese practice became popular called shinrin-yoku, which […]
Where to Find Vitamin C For humans, consuming vitamin C is essential because we cannot make our own, like other mammals do. Therefore, consuming enough vitamin C is a requirement for optimal health. In summer, the abundance of fruits and vegetables makes this pretty easy. But in winter, fresh vitamin C-rich foods are scarce. While […]
How is Your Nervous System? What are you doing to calm your nervous system? Keeping your cool on the inside may be more important than you think! A new study in one of the world’s most prestigious journals (Nature) may have just proven a fundamental Ayurvedic principle,1 showing that nervous system activity is linked to […]
What is Rasayana Therapy and Why is it So Important? Rasayana is one of the eight branches of Ayurveda and is the study of longevity, anti-aging, and rejuvenation. The word rasa means essence, juice, plasma-like substances, lymph, taste, and emotion. Ayana is a special study, path, or to enter.1-3 A rasayana targets ability to break […]
What are Circadian Rhythms? Circadian rhythms are light-dark cycles, as old as the first life on Earth.1 All life, so it seems, had to be intimately connected to cycles of the sun to continue to evolve. One of the most important tenets of Ayurveda is living in sync with natural rhythms. Daily eating cycles, sleeping […]
Amalaki > Wheatgrass + Spirulina You’ve probably heard of the antioxidant power of wheatgrass and spirulina, right? But did you know that amalaki beats them both many times over in terms of vitamin C and E, both known antioxidants? A 2009 study compared vitamin C and E content of amalaki (aka Emblica officinalis or Phyllanthus […]
Bob Quinn is an organic ancient grain farmer In Montana. He has been farming organic khorasan (kamut) wheat for more than 30 years and has inspired many farmers to transition to organic farming.
What Type of Exercise Should I Do? New research once again points to health and longevity benefits of endurance exercise compared to resistance training. Now, no one is suggesting resistance (weight) training is in any way harmful— numerous studies tout its many health benefits, as they do with any type of physical exercise.1,2 Recently, however, […]
Mineral Deficiency In 1936, the Department of Agriculture wrote the first report on mineral deficiencies. It stated virtually all soils and 99% of people in the US were mineral deficient! The situation hasn’t gotten any better. With the start of pesticides and fertilizers in the 1940s, a 2001 report in the Journal of Complimentary Medicine […]