Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: One of the things that makes Ayurveda so special is the ability to make food to balance our doshic constitutions. Spices and herbs along with dense and light foods all serve a purpose to keep vata, pitta and kapha in check. This lovely video demonstrates a tridoshic ayurvedic recipe for dal to keep all three energies happy. Enjoy!
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...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Another nice article by author Conni Kunzler, wherein she describes Ayurveda remedies or tools for health and wellbeing. The author tells us that 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. Please have a read. Namaste.
by Cathy Margolin
Millions of kilos of this herb are sold throughout Asia every year, yet most Americans have never heard of it. It is Astragalus Membranaceous, also know as Huang Qi, and it’s one of the greatest immune boosting, fatigue fighting herbs in the world...
Editor's Note: Here's a nice introduction to Huang Qi, Astragalus, a qi tonic and immune boosting herb in Chinese herbology, commonly used world wide.
by Sara Calabro
Acupuncturists do more than just poke people with needles. They use non-needling techniques, such as moxibustion and cupping, and some prescribe herbs...
Editor´s Note: Sara posed a great question to acupuncturists around the country: 'What is the one thing you wish your patients did to be healthier?' Read on for the 12 great tips revealed!
Editor's Note: Healthy supplements are all the rage these days lining healthy grocery shelves with powerful root blends, spice concoctions and herbal remedies. Why not perk up healthy dishes at home with true sources bringing together exotic flavors with potent healthy benefits? In this amazing video, Peter Bahlawanian, owner of Spice Station in Silver Lake, California, discusses how turmeric may prevent fungi to the brain, mentions how ginger can boost circulation and alerts how fenugreek could keep Viagra off the shelves.
by Sheila Patel, MD
The Chopra Center
Both Ayurveda and modern medicine recognize a lack of physical exercise as one of the lifestyle factors that contributes to the development and progression of diabetes. Obesity increases the risk of developing diabetes and negatively effects blood sugar control in individuals who have diabetes. For these reasons, being active and maintaining a healthy body weight is important in the treatment and prevention of diabetes...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Diabetes and obesity is a growing global epidemic. Ayurveda offers an understanding of the progression of different types of diabetes according to doshic imbalances. The Chopra Center has recently provided some excellent articles on diabetes, our diet, herbs to treat diabetes and yogic exercises to increase metabolism and aid the rebalancing of our bodies. Please read our three part series on diabetes and see how Ayurveda can shed some light on this difficult, but often manageable disease. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Namaste.
by Melina Meza, E-RYT, BSN
With fall’s arrival, it’s an excellent opportunity to make some lifestyle adjustments that honor the changes occurring out in Nature. A few examples include: going to bed a little bit earlier each night, slowing down and doing less activity in general, wearing warmer clothes and scarves, saying YES to creative projects and hot baths, strengthening your digestive fire with warm soupy foods, and detoxifying your organs with a simple whole food diet and herbs before the onset of winter. Each will hopefully help you connect to Nature’s rhythm and bring nourishment to you and your family...
Editor´s Note from Lexi Yoga: Now that it's the start of the fall season, Melina Meza shares with us how to take some time to reflect on our life, and see how we can adjust our state of mind, physical health, diet or goals to connect into the fall season of change.
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