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by Conni Kunzler

Ayurveda translates as “science of life.” A holistic medical system, Ayurveda is a science of self healing with the goal to relieve diseases of body and mind, restoring wholeness. It encompasses healing methods that include diet, herbs, exercise and life-style changes, pranayama (breathing) and meditation, yoga asanas, etc...

 

Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: This is a nice article where incorporating of Ayurveda lifestyle is said to be self healing technique with the goal to relieve diseases of body and mind, restoring wholeness. Conni Kunzler relates this to encompassing of healing methods that include diet, herbs, exercise and life-style changes, pranayama (breathing) and meditation and yoga asanas. Please have a read.

 

Ayurveda


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...

 

Ayurveda


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!

 

Ayurveda


 

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

 

Ayurveda


 

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.

 

Ayurveda


by Dr. Sonica Krishan,

ATH Co-Editor of Ayurveda

The natural herb of Aloe Vera has the Latin name of Aloe Vera Linn and belongs to the family Lilliaceae. This particular herb is actually a store house of multiple health giving assets and is primarily a wonderful natural digestive. Ayurveda therapeutic science recommends Aloe Vera for a number of digestion maladies like acidity, excessive flatulence, indigestion, constipation, loss of hunger and piles...

 

 

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