Forgiveness remains the first step to healing, even when it comes to the body. Sure, keep your eyes on the lofty goal of perfect health. But remember, the pathway to heaven is filled with mercy and compassion. Forgive your body for its shortcomings. It is
Kapha's digestion tends to be slow and sluggish, a condition called manda agni in Ayurveda. As a result, Kapha people tend to gain weight easily and store energy well. The dull, gooey nature of Kapha creates excess mucus in the stomach, which cover
It's no surprise that a number of women suffer from gut problems during their menstrual cycle. From heaviness to gas, diarrhea to constipation, pre-PMS to PMS, women walk into our digestive clinic each week, baffled trying to sort out what to eat for heal
Disease sometimes gets you down. Whether you are overweight, allergic, or simply anxious, you might be fed up with suffering and annoyed by your aches and pains. You might think there is something wrong with you, that you're defective. You might feel exas
The gut is home to 1/3 of your nervous system. The nerves of your gut, your gut instincts, protect your sense of security and self care. Anxiety & fear can disrupt your sense of security. An 'uh-oh' feeling in your gut leaves tension and contraction in it
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Pitta people have a high metabolism characterized by heat and sharpness. They are intelligent and effective problem solvers. They are goal-oriented individuals and often successful in their pursuits.
However, sometimes Pitta individuals are too int
Ayurveda has a unique way of understanding digestion and nutrition. It focuses on your body's reaction to food rather than the nutrients it contains. By focusing on experience rather than content, Ayurveda helps you interpret the medicinal compatibility o
The best weight loss program will improve your relationship with your body and food. When you make choices that cause you to gain weight, your body communicates distress signs. Through Ayurveda, you discover how to listen & respond more mindfully to your
How Much Fried Food Can you Handle?
French fries & funnel cakes are a fun way to enjoy the local fair. Eat too much though, and you start to feel queasy. This is a sign you've hit your upper limit on fried foods. Uggh! The hot su
Pitta tends toward hot, sharp, and quick digestion, a condition called tikshna agni in Ayurveda. Digestion is ruled by Pitta, so Pitta people often have a strong digestive fire. This means they have a strong appetite and need to eat quickly when hu
Vata dosha generally has weak, dry, and cold digestion with a lot of variability. This type of digestion is called vishama agni in Ayurveda. A Vata's gut is the most unpredictable of all the body types. The digestive tract in general is an ever shi
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The mind is very powerful, and can twist or distort your natural food cravings. Knowledge can distract you from your body's wisdom. When it comes to eating, it's wise to remember that nurturing is not an intellectual activity. The brain is notorious for n
Belly breathing is an easy and effective way to relax your mind, improve your digestion, and detoxify your body. You've probably heard the term before, but may be wondering - what is belly breathing, and what can it do for you?
By the miracle of digestion, food that you eat becomes transformed into your living human body. This profound assimilation of food has the power to change your very identity. The fact is, food becomes blood. Your body feeds this blood to your brain. The b
Kapha individuals are naturally loving, supportive, and stable. Kapha can be compared to a swan or a tortoise. Kapha people make pleasant companions and loyal friends. They have an amazing ability to nurture.
Underneath their calm constitution, howe
The Symbol of Western Medicine
Healing demands that we find and clean our wounds and disordered behaviors. The subtleties of healing, to the ancients, was symbolically represented by a snake. The cunning and devious nature of the s
Some things in life should be simple, like pooping. The joy of a complete bowel movement in your morning routine can be as gratifying as a sunrise. Many, however, struggle with nature's call. There are those who sit on the toilet for 20 min flipping thro
Ayurveda renames diseases as feelings, uses herbs as adjectives, and describes anatomy with the experiences you have of your body. In all of these examples, the uniting theme is that Ayurveda uses adjectives to describe diseases, treatments, the body, and
Ayurveda is the ideal do-it-yourself healthcare system. Practicing Ayurveda feels like a trip to Home Depot rather than a trip to the spa or beauty parlor.
If It Sounds Complicated, It's
By the magic of digestion, when you eat an apple it becomes a part of your body. And whether the apple is hot or cold, acidic or basic, sugary or bitter, the body still has to transform the apple into the building blocks of living human flesh. The most pr
How Do You Experience Your Body?
Every nerve, bone, and muscle has a name. Cut open a cadaver and you'll find the universe of Western anatomy, the pieces and parts all meticulously identified by modern medical science. This advance
By August, your body is preparing for fall and using all available energy to build an insulating layer of fat before the temperatures plummet mid October. Meanwhile, sweating under the hot midday sun depletes electrolytes. The result is that your blood wi
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Toxins in the blood often accumulate on the back of the tongue. While a slight coating on the back of the tongue the size of a dime is normal, a thick or large coating is a sign of a large toxic burden. As bacteria thrive off the accumulated toxins, they
Your poop tells an important story. Consider it a window into your digestive tract. It tells you if you're adequately hydrated, producing enough enzymes, about the bacteria you have in your gut, and most importantly, how well you are digesting your food a
It's tempting to think that a list of foods for your dosha will solve your health problems. While dosha food lists are a good starting point for experimenting with foods, eating from a list, any list, often does more harm than good. Remember Ayurveda is u
Routine is the foundation of a well-lived life. Routine creates simplicity, perspective, and helps you stay organized. Lack of routine creates instability, confusion, and an inability to identify the cause from the effect. A good routine supports your abi
Know Your Early Warning Signs of Imbalance
You know that feeling the day before you come down with a cold? The warning signs of a cold
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