AYURVEDA
What is Ayurveda? Developed in India thousands of years ago, Ayurveda is a known as the world’s oldest health care system. It is a holistic healing and medical tradition that provides preventative, acute and chronic health guidance and wisdom through food and lifestyle choices and changes. Ayurveda, in its purest sense, is a modality of practicing purification of spirit and unification of mind, body and soul - of becoming one. The word Ayurveda comes from two Sanskrit words. “Ayu” means “life “and “Veda” means “the knowledge of.” Therefore, Ayurveda literally means knowledge of life as a whole. Ayurveda looks at the whole person including the mind, body, senses and the soul; therefore healing through Ayurveda is considered a holistic healing practice. Health is based on the five elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth, just as in nature. The way that these elements combine within any given individual determines which “dosha” or primary “type” they are: Vatta dosha  (ether and air), Pitta dosha (fire and water), and Kapha dosha (water and earth). Each dosha thrives and heals with specific food choices and ways of living and conversely becomes ill and out-of-balance when making poor food and living choices. Good health within Ayurveda occurs because it considers the uniqueness and individuality of every person. Healing is based on treatment protocols that address each person’s specific health challenges. Using lifestyle changes, specific dietary modifications, herbs, and cleansing practices, Ayurveda provides a powerful, effective health care system that honors each person’s uniqueness. You can learn more about Ayurveda by visiting the Ayurveda section on All Things Healing regularly. We welcome you and your comments. Visit us often! 

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Dr. Sonica Krishan is an Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is a leading Ayurveda Pro...
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Sonica Krishan, BAMS, NDDY, ADNY
Julie Cerrato, PhD, AP, CYT, CAT is founder and owner of Well-Being Integrative Health Consulting. As a scientist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga instructor, Julie blends Eas...
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Julie Cerrato, PhD, AP, CYT, CAT

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by Alex Duncan, PhD

Ayurveda includes fasting amount its preventative and curative therapies. Fasting from food or “Kshut” in Sanskrit helps to pacify aggravated Doshas (biological principles governing movement, transformation and cohesion), increase and balance Agni (digestive enzymes), purify the body of toxins, wastes, dead cells etc. Fasting can be used for maintenance (for example day-long fasts once a week or so) or for cure (stronger longer lasting fasts)...

 

Editor´s Note from Julie Cerrato: An incredibly timely discussion on fasting and Ayurveda is provide by instructor Alex Duncan. Fasting as a means of cleansing the body is often performed in early fall and springtime along with the season change. It is known to pacify aggravated doshas, stimulate agni, and rid the body and mind of waste and toxins...

 

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by Alex Duncan, PhD

In allergic rhinitis or “hay fever”, there are a number of factors that come together to cause various uncomfortable symptoms of the upper respiratory tract (throat, sinuses, nose) and eyes. Typical symptoms include nasal congestion, a clear runny nose, sneezing, nose and eye itching, and excess tear production in the eyes. Postnasal dripping of clear mucus frequently causes a cough...

 

Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: As we begin to leave Kapha season and undergo Ritusandhi, we can reflect on the Ayurvedic perspective of what allergies are and how they develop. Alex Duncan offers some keen insight into how Ayurveda views allergic rhinitis or “hay fever.” Interesting read. Thanks, Alex!

 

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: High cholesterol is a challenge for many. Hyperlipidemia has a strong genetic component but we can do many things to keep it at bay with diet and lifestyle. Watching what we eat, keeping stress low, getting adequate rest and including cholesterol-lowering herbs and foods are some of the key steps we can take to keep the body pure. This video offers some simple Ayurvedic home remedies to help boost good cholesterol, HDL, and lower bad cholesterol, LDL. Interstingly, watermelon seeds have been shown to contain a glucoside named cucurbotrin that has efficacy in reducing cholesterol and tulsi and neem have "lekhana," or scraping properties, to help remove cholesterol from arteries. All in all, eat healthy, stay happy and check in regularly with your physician and Ayurvedic vaidya to maintain good health. Namaste

 

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Editor´s Note from Julie Cerrato: Fatigue may originate from multiple sources that extend beyond bodily ailments. Several medical conditions do exist to creat bodily fatigue, however, often there is a mental or emotional component that drives the lethargy and may lead to a clinical depression. This video discusses some of the sources and signs of classic fatigue and offers two home remedies for strengthening and awakening. If you recognize some of these symptoms in your daily life, they may indicate a pattern of fatigue. Try one of these remedies and take steps to seek out assistance from a physician or Ayurvedic practitioner. Namaste

 

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Acid reflux, known as "amla pitta," can manifest as a persistent burning condition in the stomach, esophagus and mouth, thus creating great discomfort. Ayurveda views amla pitta as a displacement of sour acid from the stomach, driven by the irregular or excessive upward movement of udana vayu. In essence, vata literally pushes pitta (acid) up into the esophagus and mouth. Ayurveda recommends certain vata and pitta-reducing foods as well as specific spices to quell amla pitta and keep acid in the stomach...

 

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Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: In this video, Dr Greg Emerson highlights the medicinal usage of turmeric as anti-oxidant, anti- inflammatory and anti cancerous. He calls turmeric as a Super Herb ! Turmeric is surely on of the few Ayurveda herbs which as per Ayurveda, turmeric is believed to be a destroyer of aggravation in all the three basic humors of the body viz. vatta, pitta and kapha. These humors or doshas when remain in their balanced state, provide us with the fruit of health. On the contrary any distortion among any of the same results in the production of a disease. Therefore, turmeric is recommended in a large variety of ailments! Please have a look.

 

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by Dr. Sonica Krishan,
ATH Co-Editor of Ayurveda

Facing digestion doldrums often ? You need to understand that for maintaining natural well being, proper digestion of whatever the food you eat is so essential...

 

Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: In Ayurveda text, the exact translation of the word, Agni means fire which is the manifestation of the fire body humor or the Pitta Dosha. Thus, Agni contributes to all the metabolic activities in the body. Please have a read of my article. Namaste.

 

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Submitted by Dr. Vikram - Edited by Dr. Tasneem Bhatia

Ayurveda originated in India long back in the pre-Vedic period. Rig-Veda and Atharva-veda (5000 years B.C.), the earliest documentation of ancient Indian knowledge, have references to health and diseases. Ayurvedic texts like...

 

 

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by Susan Westfall

Ayurveda is a whole-body medicine, and the nutrition of the mind is just as important as the nutrition of the body. Consciousness must be exercised, fed and exposed to elements which build up its endurance, flexibility and strength. Just as with the physical body, the mind needs appropriate cycles of wellness, energy coming in and the release of toxins...


Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: This is a beautiful article details the importance of maintaining a positive mind set with the help of Ayurveda principles about feeding the brain appropriate foods to ultimately rear balance in a Sattvic consciousness.

 

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by Julia Karmalit & Ihor Miednyi

Scientists have found that bioflavonoids have specific capabilities to increase bodily health in many different ways. They support strong cell formations and, according to some medical services, even suppress poor cellular growth in order to deliver an anti-carcinogenic effect...

 

Editor's Note: You can be eighty five still as fit as twenty five or vice-versa. Read this extremely knowledgeable article to know your cardio vascular health with the healing touch of Vit P. How good colors can look on your face as well as on your internal organs. Read this colorful article to get all the right colors.

 

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by John Douillard, DC

When lowering cholesterol, we often overlook factors like stress, poor digestion and sluggish lymphatic drainage.  Instead, we focus only on removing the cholesterol from the blood. Using a drug or herb to remove cholesterol from the blood may decrease cardiovascular risk, but it doesn't address how the cholesterol became high in the first place...

 

Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Excellent article by John Douillard, DC on cholesterol, Ayurvedic diagnosis of cardiovascular disease and the use of guggulu. Namaste.

 

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by Sheila Patel, MD
The Chopra Center

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis worldwide, with symptoms ranging from minor discomfort to debilitation. For people coping with advanced osteoporosis, the effects are not only physical but also emotional as pain and decreasing mobility can limit the ability to work, participate in daily activities with friends and family, and enjoy life...


Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Over time, the aging process and prolonged exposure to a harsh, toxic enviroment can wreak havoc on a body's aching joints. Without taking preventative measures, cartilage wears thin, synovial fluid and joints inflame and bones erode, often leading to the common condition of osteoarthritis (OA).

 

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A History of Ayurveda

by Dr. Vikram

Ayurveda originated in India long back in the pre-Vedic period. Rig-Veda and Atharva-veda (5000 years B.C.), the earliest documentation of ancient Indian knowledge, have references to health and diseases. Ayurvedic texts like Charak Samhita and Sushruta Samhita were documented about 1000 years B.C. 

 

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