by Susan Westfall
The natural elimination process is essential for the maintenance of holistic health. Constipation, bloating and erratic bowel movements reflect a large array of diseases and potential disease manifestations and is not a symptom which can be taken lightly...
Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: In this nice article, Susan Westfall gives some nice descriptive details about the role of agni or the gastric fire in the process of assimilation and digestion of whatever food that we eat. Please have a read of this article submission by another wonderful author!
by Dr. Harkiran Nehra
Pregnancy is a unique state of physiological stress which necessitates physical and social adaptations . Pregnant woman’s health and fitness – physical as well as mental; natally and post natally has become the prime concern in present time ...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Dr. Harkiran is a new author with ATH and she tells us about the positive role and benefits of particular yoga poses and deep breathing techniques of Pranayama when practiced by women during pregnancy. The author says that this way woman can keep herself fit and stable during pregnancy and also cope up with the prenatal stress and anxiety. Please have a read of the article. Namaste.
John Douillard, DC
In Ayurveda, it is common practice to rest on the left side of the body after taking a meal. Unlike a siesta where we take the whole afternoon off, Ayurveda suggests a short, ten minute rest on the left side to help the body properly digest the food...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Ever feel tired after eating a large meal? Your body needs adequate blood supply to send to the digestive system after a meal for proper processing. Ayurveda suggests that laying down on your left side for a short rest will help he organs of digestion to function better and with more ease. Read on to see how Dr. Douillard discusses how Ayurveda and the left side of your body promotes better digestion and renewed energy after a meal. Namaste
by Vaidya Ātreya Smith, BSc
The Caraka Saṃhitā is considered to be the most authoritative text on Āyurveda in India and most scholars agree that it is the oldest of the six main manuscripts. In the section Sūtrasthāna, Chapter 26, Sūtra 9, Caraka states that nourishment is derived from Rasa...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Vaidya Ātreya Smith provides a unique global perspective of our daily consumption of unwholesome foods and how this significantly impacts our worldwide health and environmental epidemics. We are grateful to have this wonderful reminder of how our conscious choices affect not just us as individuals, but collectively in the world around us.
by Sharada Hall
I was recently asked about the epidemic numbers of people suffering from food allergies, specifically dairy and soy products. This population in the U.S. is so large that in fact the foods themselves have come to be considered generally "bad."...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Allergies are incredibly commonplace in America these days. Most individuals are unaware of Ayurvedic wisdom that helps keep digestive fire (agni) high to properly process foods and prevent the accumulation of toxins (ama). Ayurveda also details specific food combinations to avoid in order to prevent the development of allergies from allergens lodged in the gut. In this article, Dr. Hall details some of the key reasons that people are allergic to common foods like dairy and soy. She notes that the pasteurization and overprocessing of foods significantly contributes to these allergies and can be reduced or avoided with an Ayurvedic diet. Namaste
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Want beautiful, lustrous, healthy hair? Ayurveda offers several home body care treatments that can keep hair shiny, strong and full of vitamins. Oil and herbal treatments are just some of the ways that Ayurveda helps you take care of your hair. Check out this video by Banyan Botanicals for 5 great tips on having healthy hair. Enjoy!
by Meenakshi Joshi, BAMS, PG PPHC, PGCPK
The 20th century saw the uprising of Agricultural India with slogan "JAI JAWAN, JAI KISSAN." Now, the 21st century brings to us "JAI CORPORATE, JAI MNC’S." The corporate world is expanding and contributing to the growth of the country as did farming and arming in good old days...
Editor's Note: This article will give insight to corporations about how to get optimum performance from your work force without adding up stress levels. In Ayurveda each individual is blessed with a unique body type or prakruti and appropriate synchronisation of work with that prakruti will bring out the best in that individual's creativity and performance. Read on to understand the thoughts behind.
by Roshan Baskota
According to Ayurveda the factors that depends upon food are energy, long life, health, immunity, happiness and prana (life) . The food that we input in this natural engine helps to fire the Jatharagni (digestive fire) as a result output energy is expressed. Here are the thoughts of 7 consideration of food intake according to Vagbhat...
Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: Ayurveda justifies natural wellbeing and longevity with significant following of everyday Aahara (diet) and Vihara (lifestyle) rules and regulations. These rules have been laid down in the ancient wisdom text thousands of years back, and yet are truly pertinent when we make a conscious effort so as to understand the logics underneath. There are some conventional and methodological suggestions that are mentioned in Ayurveda text for taking in everyday diet.
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