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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
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
Observe the Natural World
In every corner of the globe and every ecological niche, plants and animals have adapted to life in the natural world. Humans have also adapted. Our health is directly correlated to our ability to withstan
Did you know that digestion takes up to 60% of your daily metabolism? Most of the energy and fluids used for digestion are supplied through your blood. Thus, digestion is only as strong as your blood and circulation to digestive organs. Work, emotion, str
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
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Travel is fraught with uncertainty. Delayed plane flights, jet lag, and new environments disrupt our routine and rhythms. We may find ourselves choosing unhealthy fast foods when desperately hungry. The following Ayurvedic travel kit minimizes uncertainty
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Tinctures are a great way to take herbs that is effective quickly. They are an alcoholic preparation of a sing
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Find Happiness in Healthy Digestion
Looking for a sure-fire way to improve your mood? Start by assessing your gut health. In Ayurveda, the digestive system is root of many emotional imbalances. If it's off kilter, your physical,
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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Nurture your body and keep warm in the fall by eating cooked meals. Ice, cold drinks and cold or raw food will make you feel cold from the inside out, effectively shutting down digestive function the moment you need it most. For this reason, cold foods ar
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About Diets on Joyful Belly
Ayurvedic diets use dosha, guna, and taste to describe the types of foods that are healthy and unhealthy for a person. Newcomers to ayurveda have a hard time keeping track of all these qualities. And som
Ayurveda recommends concentration on the taste of food while eating. Paying attention improves your intuitive eating skills. Did you know that the flavor of food changes with every ten bites. By actually tasting the food, you enjoy it more. Plus, it keeps
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
Across the ancient silk road cultures a common theory of medicine arose starting in 384 B.C. A hallmark of this theory is the assessment and treatment of disease using biocharacteristics (hot, cold, wetness, dryness, fluid thickness, thinness, etc.) Under
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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
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Why did you write Explore Your Hunger?
Can you tell us some of the different ways people feel hunger?
In your book you tell people not to diet - can you explain?
"Nutritional science, which after all only got started less than 200 years ago, is today approximately where surgery was in the year 1650 - very promising, and very interesting to watch, but are you ready to let them op
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What about diseases that are incurable?
There are many disease we do not understand in the West; that does not make them incurable. Today, incurable simply means that Western medicine does not have a solution.
Ayurveda doesn't fight diseas