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Ayurvedic Care After Childbirth Topic: Ayurveda
Choices the first 42 days to 3 months after childbirth influence a mother's health and ability to mother and partner well for the next 42 years, according to Ayurvedic Medicine. Avoid the all too common colic, depression, lactation, digestive and elimination problems after childbirth. Ayurveda and A...
Published: Sunday 25 May, 2008
An Introduction to Panchakarma by The Ayurvedic Institute Topic: Panchakarma
Ayurveda emphasizes preventative and healing therapies along with various methods of purification and rejuvenation. Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system; it is a science and an art of appropriate living that helps to achieve longevity. It can guide every individual in the proper choice of di...
Published: Thursday 25 October, 2007
Banned PCBs and Agrochemicals in Blood Reduced 50 Percent by Maharishi Ayurveda Topic: Panchakarma
Banned PCBs and Agrochemicals in Blood Reduced 50 Percent By Centuries-Old Detoxification Procedure, Study Shows
Published: Tuesday 23 October, 2007
Out of the Mercury (Frying Pan) Into the Floride (Fire!) by Martin Gluckman Topic: Ayurveda
Choosing a safe dental restorative substance.
Published: Monday 25 June, 2007
Ayurvedic herbs Topic: Ayurveda
Ayurveda has focused on the various aspects of herbs and their practice in our day-to-day life. Specific emphasis is given on the preparation and storage of herbs followed since ancient time. Each Indian herb has a distinct quality and each of them is used for different purposes. There are mainly th...
Published: Tuesday 13 March, 2007
Ayurvedic Diet for Pregnancy by Martin Gluckman Topic: Ayurveda
Ayurveda puts special emphasis on the diet of the mother during pregnancy. It’s ancient sages specified certain foods to be emphasized during various months of pregnancy. This will help nourish a healthy and intelligent child.
Published: Wednesday 07 March, 2007
Guidelines For Determining Your Constitution Topic: Ayurveda
A guide to discover your Ayurvedic constitution
Published: Saturday 30 December, 2006
A Brief Introduction to Ayurveda Topic: Ayurveda
Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.”
Published: Saturday 30 December, 2006
Ayurveda - Food and Diet by Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic Topic: Ayurveda
Ahaar (Diet) has its own importance for good health. No one can expect to maintain his health in an excellent state unless he adopts the scientific way of intake of suitable and nutritious food. In a way diet in itself can serve the purpose of medicine. If we know properly the science of nutrition a...
Published: Saturday 09 December, 2006
A Guide to Stopping the Diabetes Tide in India and the World by Martin Gluckman Topic: Ayurveda
There’s a rising trend of Diabetes in India that is taking the country completely by storm. As I travel around the country almost everyone I meet in the 40+ age group or someone they know, a relative or close friend has some form of Diabetes. If I look at the modern Indian diet, there are a few cle...
Published: Saturday 09 December, 2006
10 DAY - Ayurvedic Balancing & Detoxing Fast Topic: Ayurveda
If Panchakarma is not possible, fasting can be a highly effective alternative. It balances the doshas, rectifies agni (digestive fire), clears shrotas (channels) and strengthens all dhatus (tissues). It removes aam (toxic accumulations) from body, mind and emotions, and helps to reduce excess weight...
Published: Wednesday 22 November, 2006
Saving your Mind – A Guide to Cell Phone Safety by Martin Gluckman Topic: Ayurveda
Over the past years a number of independent studies have shown the health hazards of cell phone usage, especially long term usage.
Published: Friday 10 November, 2006
PRAKRIT™ - Sutra to Science by Dr. Vaidya Mishra Topic: Ayurveda
Ayurveda speaks a great deal about establishing one’s innate constitution, known in Ayurveda as Prakriti. Prakriti means “nature.” Nature has created each person as a unique expression of Cosmic Consciousness. No two people are exactly alike. Prakriti, therefore, reveals a person’s inborn psycho...
Published: Thursday 09 November, 2006
In-sync transitions with Shudh Ayurved by Dr. Vaidya Mishra Topic: Ayurveda
In Vaidya Mishra’s Shaka Vansya tradition of shudh or pure Ayurved, the first important step we can take towards healing ourselves consists in re-aligning our physiologies with the rhythms of the universe.
Published: Thursday 09 November, 2006
Beware of the Nightshades by Dr. Vaidya Mishra Topic: Ayurveda
In my earlier article I presented a strong case against Garlic. I consistently restrict people from Onion, Garlic, Soy and Nightshades. Many of you have argued (especially those new to Shudh Ayurved) What else can one eat if we stop eating all of the aforementioned foods? No worries, there are foods...
Published: Thursday 09 November, 2006
An Ayurvedic Perspective on Women’s Health by Dr. Sarita Shrestha Topic: Ayurveda
In Ayurveda, the woman is considered to be “Shakti”; the Mother and Source of creation, in whose lap all of civilization is cradled. When we speak about “women’s health” we understand that this encompasses many different issues during the different stages of her life.
Published: Tuesday 31 October, 2006
The Herb called Shatavari: A Gift for Women by Dr. Sarita Shrestha Topic: Ayurveda
In recent years shatavari has become a popular herb world-wide. Women in the West have been using it ever since studies showed that it contains phyto-estrogens, the precursors of estrogen. This finding made it popular all over the world.
Published: Tuesday 31 October, 2006
Protocol for Autism based on Ayurvedic Healing by Martin Gluckman Topic: Ayurveda
Autism is the end result of systematic toxins such as Mercury in the body causing this tridoshic disease which is especially a gross imbalance of vata and particularly prana vata which is the vata seated in the mind controlling all mental functions such as speech, concentration, memory, learning and...
Published: Monday 23 October, 2006
Secrets of the Five Pranas by Dr. David Frawley Topic: Ayurveda
To change something we must alter the energy which creates it. This fact is true in the practice of Yoga. To bring about positive changes in body and mind we must understand the energy through which they work. This is called Prana in Sanskrit, meaning primary energy. It is sometimes translated as br...
Published: Wednesday 11 October, 2006
Agni Ayurveda by Dr. David Frawley Topic: Ayurveda
The role of fire is well known in traditional systems of medicine, which use the great elements of nature for healing purposes. However, one system in particular is built around a profound understanding of our biological fires. This is ‘Ayurveda’, the traditional natural healing system of India, the...
Published: Wednesday 11 October, 2006
Ayurveda and the Mind: An Overview by Dr. David Frawley Topic: Ayurveda
Ayurveda is inherently a psychological as much as it is a physical system of medicine. Its scope of practice includes both physical (sharirika) and mental (manasika) diseases. Therefore, we cannot really understand Ayurveda without looking at its view of the mind and consciousness.
Published: Tuesday 10 October, 2006
Genetically Engineered Foods Pose Higher Risk for Children Topic: Ayurveda
Children's bodies develop at a fast pace and are more likely to be influenced and show the effects of genetically modified (GM) foods. That is why independent scientists used young adolescent rats in their GM feeding studies. The rats showed significant health damage after only 10 days, including da...
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
MARGARINE-THE GRAND DECEPTION Topic: Ayurveda
Margarine, in addition to its hydrogenation, has other objectionable features that make it an artificial product. An artificial butter like flavour and odour are achieved with Diacetyl. To ensure enjoyment of these these qualities, isopropyl or stearyl citrates are added.These additives are euphemis...
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
The poisons in your food Topic: Ayurveda
A look at some of the poisonous ingredients found in common foods.
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Nutrition Topic: Ayurveda
What constitutes nutrition? Certainly the common thought that food and nutrition are the same thing is a fallacy that needs to be discarded. It is one thing to eat an abundance of good food, it is quite another thing to have good nutrition. Food is one of the materials with which the processes of nu...
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Quality and Quantity - Practical Classification of Diet Topic: Ayurveda
1.The Building Diet 2.The Mature Diet - The diet of maintenance – adulthood 3 The Curative Diet-The diet of elimination
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Oxidation Topic: Ayurveda
Foods have been defined as oxidizable substances. Oxidation is the union of oxygen with another element. Oxidation may take place slowly or rapidly. Rapid oxidation is the process known as burning. Oxidation of foods takes place more rapidly at a high temperature, as in cooking, and more slowly at l...
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Pernicious Anemia & Vitamin B-12 Topic: Ayurveda
It has long been known that fasting results in a rapid blood regeneration in anemia.
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Canned Foods- Processed Foods Topic: Ayurveda
Space elements in foods convert to energy while the Time elements in foods convert to substance. Sodium is the most Time of the elements used in nutrition, while Potassium is the most Space of the elements used in nutrition.
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Food combining for health Topic: Ayurveda
The food that we normally eat can slowly kill us or heal us. How? The devastating effects of improper food combinations (different categories of foods eaten at the same meal) can ruin your health and vitality.Many diseases that will catch up with us in the future can be kept away by understanding...
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Natural Food Cures Psoriasis Topic: Ayurveda
"For 28 years I suffered with a skin affliction known as psoriasis. My entire body, from the top of my head to the soles of my feet, was covered with large blotches, which were covered with scale like formation. I consulted many doctors, and in this way spent much money, but my condition grew steadi...
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Faulty food disease Topic: Ayurveda
What happens to healthy men when they are fed on a diet consisting of bread and butter, meat and mashed potatoes, eggs and milk, salt and vinegar, tea and coffee, sugar and condensed milk?
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
The Hunza health secrets Topic: Ayurveda
How the body is affected by the quality of food ingested? The most amazing and remarkable health and vitality of the Himalayan people of Hunza
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Nutrition and physical degeneration Topic: Ayurveda
It has long been known that primitive people, prior to their contacts with civilisation, had excellent teeth. It also has been established that teeth are a valuable indicator of general physical condition: excellent teeth and excellent general physique go hand in hand. Unfortunately, the converse of...
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Dr. Robert Svoboda Topic: Ayurveda
Discover your Ayurvedic Constitution
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Obesity-Losing weight by Dr. Robert Svoboda Topic: Ayurveda
If you are overweight and suffer from all or most of the following symptoms, you urgently need to reduce your poundage (under professional competent guidance): Pendulous belly, breasts and buttocks; Puffing and panting for breath even on mild exertion; Profuse perspiration even when it is not hot...
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Ayurveda and food by Dr. Robert Svoboda Topic: Ayurveda
Although meat is mandated in Ayurveda for debilitated patients, for warriors (Kshatriyas) and for those who overexert themselves, it is very heavy for digestion, putrefies faster than other foods and produces Ama (internal toxins) quickly. Unless you exercise strenuously, regular meat eating will in...
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Eating of flesh – Merits and Demerits Topic: Ayurveda
Yudhishthira said: Alas, those cruel men, who, discarding diverse kinds of food, covet only flesh, are really like great Rakshasas (demons)! Alas, they do not relish diverse kinds of cakes and diverse sorts of potherbs and various species of Khanda with juicy flavour so much as they do flesh! My und...
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
There are three kinds of food that a man can eat. Topic: Ayurveda
(Sattwic, Rajasic and Tamasic). All foods have different properties. Different foods exercise different effects on different compartments of the brain or the mind. A confection of sparrow, meat, fish, eggs, onion and garlic excites passion. Fruits, barley, etc. render the mind calm and serene. The n...
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Vedic references to food Topic: Ayurveda
A list of Vedic references to food.
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Why Garlic is not good for your for Spiritual health by Dr. Vaidya Mishra Topic: Ayurveda
Garlic certainly has many health related benefits, but it is not good for Spiritual health, and here is why.
Published: Tuesday 19 September, 2006
Rasayana by Dr. Robert Svoboda Topic: Ayurveda
Rasayana (literally, "the Path of Juice"), involves replenishing both the quality and the quantity of the body's fluids.
Published: Monday 18 September, 2006
Cultivating Prana by Dr. Robert Svoboda Topic: Ayurveda
Life requires of each of us a judicious stride, a step that causes every particle of our being to reverberate with rapport. Some of us find our stride without much effort; a few of us are even born ready to canter. But lots of us stumble along from day to day like we had two left feet, trying in vai...
Published: Monday 18 September, 2006
Ayurveda Under Cultivation by Dr. Robert Svoboda Topic: Ayurveda
An aranyaka is an ancient Vedic text that was composed in, and meant to be studied in, a forest. Though the texts of classical Ayurveda were written with urbanites in mind, they are verily aranyakas in spirit, for they carry to city dwellers an urgent "back to Nature" message. To better access that ...
Published: Monday 18 September, 2006
Ayurveda: An Alternative or Compementary Medicine? by Dr. Robert Svoboda Topic: Ayurveda
Understanding the position of Ayurveda in the contemporary health system.
Published: Monday 18 September, 2006
Elements of a healthy person Topic: Ayurveda
The main objective of Ayurveda is to maintain a disease free state. Ayurveda shows us two approaches how to obtain this state – by maintaining the status of a healthy person, and by managing the unhealthy (diseased) condition of an ailing person. If, regardless of the cause, a person falls ill, this...
Published: Saturday 02 September, 2006
Regulated sex as a supporting pillar of life Topic: Ayurveda
Our life expectancy and health depend on three pillars. Charaka Samhita, the cient authoritative text of Ayurveda has given due importance to them. Proper care of these is essential to support life and health. Charaka has equated human body with a building. For making any building stable, role of pi...
Published: Saturday 02 September, 2006
The Seven Dhatus and Ojas Topic: Ayurveda
Ayurveda categories herbs according to the Dhatus or tissues upon which they work. It also contains a knowledge of special herbs and substances (minerals and metals) that work on the subtler tissues, including the nerve and reproductive tissues.
Published: Saturday 02 September, 2006
The Ancient Indian Art of Ayurvedic Pulse Technique Topic: Ayurveda
The pulse is an important tool for understanding the mind body of an individual as the pulse changes with age, sex, constitution, time of day, season, activity, meals, and the state of mind of the individual. In modern science, the pulse is called the mirror or index of the heart, whereas Ayurvedic ...
Published: Saturday 02 September, 2006
How To Eat Topic: Ayurveda
How to eat for health, vitality and longevity. A guide to the foods to avoid and enjoy along with a general guideline on how to eat.
Published: Thursday 31 August, 2006
Ayurvedic Dentistry by Martin Gluckman Topic: Ayurveda
One of the topics I came to research was the subject of dentistry which I felt had been much neglected in the field of Ayurveda. I was confident that treatments were present but this seemed to be nearly forgotten in practical application. I was inspired upon this road by doing a study earlier last y...
Published: Thursday 03 February, 2005
Marma - The Magic of Touch by Martin Gluckman Topic: Ayurveda
Marma is one of the lesser known methods used in Ayurveda, Sushruta refers to it in some detail as well as other texts, but in truth it is a traditional knowledge that needs to be handed down from guru to disciple, from heart to heart. The basis is the use of various points on the body which are all...
Published: Thursday 03 February, 2005
Ayurveda - Nature's Health Secrets by Martin Gluckman Topic: Ayurveda
In 1999 I began to personally study Ayurveda with a brilliant teacher and friend who had been introduced to this science many years before, in India, under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who has done wonders to bring the best of Ayurveda to the West since the 1980's. As I dived deeper and dis...
Published: Thursday 03 February, 2005
Ayurveda, the World’s Medicine for the Next Millennium by Dr. David Frawley Topic: Ayurveda
In 1989 I was attending a conference on Yoga and medicine in Mumbai.There were a number of Indian medical doctors on the panel but, strangely as a Westerner, I was the only Ayurvedic speaker. After my talk promoting Ayurveda, someone in the audience remarked, "We in India believe in something only o...
Published: Tuesday 04 May, 2004
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