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Preventative medicine is one of Ayurveda's greatest strengths. Preventative medicine in Ayurveda is based upon several pillars:
Awareness of your body
Recognizing imbalances early
Knowing how to change your diet and lifestyle to
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
Your body type has a strong influence on your digestive health and wellness. Each body type has common digestive ailments and imbalances associated with it. Kapha has steady, sluggish digestion that may lead to weight gain. Pitta has sharp, strong digesti
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
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This would sound like a reasonable statement...if I were in my early twenties. But I'm not. I am what I would call "middle-aged". I'm forty-five and a yoga teacher. This s
Many attend yoga classes in the evenings, but have you ever tried starting your day with a little yoga? Yoga in the morning can stimulate circulation, wake up the mind, and wake up your metabolism. It can ensure that you have a hearty appetite by breakfas
The Old Names of Diseases
Have you ever caught a cold? Do you know the new name for the common cold is "rhinovirus?" Over the past 150 years, many diseases have been given new names. Before Louis Pasteur proposed the germ theory, d
Step 1: The Eyes
Are your eyes moving or relaxed? Anywhere you find tension, treat it with tenderness.
Are your eyes stinging? Dry? Sticky or gooey? Is there sleep in your eye?
How do th
Good digestion is important. This fact is becoming
When pigs fly so does swine flu. Ayurveda treats exotic new diseases and ominous old ones alike: the old fashioned way. The approach is much like grandma's chicken soup. Take care of yourself first, swine flu second. Let your body fight the flu. If you ar
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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
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
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Many times people think of staying healthy in terms of deprivation or torturing their body. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Taking care of your health is about gentleness and nurturing. It should feel good and comforting to take care of yourself. Be ki
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