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The Healing Power Of Spices: Five Magic Spices!!

  The Healing Power Of Spices Five magic spices to help improve your respiratory and digestive health Eating all the wholesome and healthy foods in the world is of little value if your body is not able to digest and absorb the nutrients in order to put them to good use. Therefore, we put together a list of top 5 healing spices to help improve both your respiratory and digestive health. Organic Digest Tone (Triphala Plus)  Good health depends on strong, efficient digestion. Want to know how to use cardamom? Top 5 Healing Spices…  1. Ginger called ‘vishvabheshaja’ – “Universal Medicine” Ginger effectively works on digestive and respiratory systems and is therefore useful in managing cough, asthma, bronchitis, allergies and congestion. Ginger is also well known fo...

Gut Health & “Ama” [Toxins]

  Gut Health & “Ama” Over the course of a lifetime, we ingest roughly 50 tons of nutrients and our ability to properly digest these nutrients determines to a large extent the state of our health. “Ama” is a concept of Ayurveda which can be best understood as the accumulation of toxic metabolic by-products at various levels of physiology. More simply, ama is the by-product of poor digestion and according to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda – ama is the root cause of nearly all diseases. Ayurveda states that proper diet and optimal digestion are the major pillars of good health. Similarly, optimal function of the GI tract requires proper mucosal integrity and a balanced microbial ecosystem in the gut. In essence, “gut health” relies on “good bacteria”. Any compromise...

How To Manage IBS Naturally

  How To Manage IBS Naturally For many people, the symptoms of IBS are so severe that they can’t even leave their home or have to plan their day-to-day activities around trips to the bathroom. There are nearly 60 million Americans who have disabling symptoms of IBS such as bloating, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain only to have it dismissed as a “functional” or “psychosomatic” disease; disease caused by the mind. According to Ayurveda, the symptoms of IBS resemble most of what was described many thousand of years ago – a condition called “grahani”. “Grahani” is considered the seat of digestive enzymes [“Agni”] and if impaired, can lead to altered intestinal motility. The predominant symptoms of IBS are alternating diarrhea and constipation accompanied by abdomi...

Takra [Buttermilk] – The Divine Healing Ayurvedic Digestive Drink

  The Divine Healing Digestive Drink Takra or buttermilk, is a liquid preparation prepared by continuously churning yogurt in water. This preparation increases your digestive power and is often used in many health conditions. Takra is considered beneficial for many G.I. conditions such as IBD and Crohn’s disease as well as poor digestion, hemorrhoids, tumors, edema, diarrhea, anemia, urinary diseases and many other health-related conditions. “He who uses takra daily does not suffer from diseases, and diseases cured by takra do not recur; just as amrita [divine nectar] is for the gods, takra is to humans.” – Bhavaprakasha Chpt 6.7 The Benefits Of Homemade: This type of buttermilk is not like the fermented buttermilk you often find in the stores. Likewise, the properties of regula...

Improve Digestion Naturally + Ayurvedic Remedies For Indigestion

  Improve Your Digestion Naturally According to the most ancient and revered textbook of Ayurveda, the Charak Samhita, “the distinction between health and disease arises as the result of the difference between wholesome and unwholesome diet.” Similarly, Hippocrates [the father of modern medicine] has said, “leave your drugs in the pot at the pharmacy if you can’t cure your patient with food.” “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates  Food As Medicine We have all heard the saying, “you are what you eat”. Though true, it would be more accurate to say, “you are what you eat, digest, absorb, and assimilate”. With that in mind, let us now introduce the most fundamental principle according to the science of Ayurveda. This principle is “Agni” – The Diges...

Revolutionizing Healthcare With The Ancient Wisdom Of Ayurveda

  Revolutionizing Healthcare Despite all the advances of the modern world we as a race have never been more sick than ever before. A Broken System – Approximately … 600,000 people die from heart attacks annually in the U.S. 800,000 strokes occur annually in the U.S. often related to high blood pressure 50,000,000 people in the U.S. suffer from autoimmune conditions 120,000,000 people worldwide are affected by mental depression 1,000,000,000 people around the world suffer from diabetes and obesity   Digest Tone Good health depends on strong, efficient digestion. Digest Tone supports the digestive system and elimination; assists the body in absorbing nutrients; high-quality antioxidant; wide range of benefits. It’s very intuitive to acknowledge that in order to regain a...

Seasonal Guide For Autumn – An Ayurvedic Perspective

  Seasonal Guide For Autumn It’s that time of year when you first feel that crisp breeze and know that summer is gone and autumn begins revealing herself. Although every season has its traits – autumn has a particular beauty about it. Noticeable changes of autumn include the leaves changing colors, days getting shorter, and mornings growing chillier and more crisp as summer begins to fade away.   Dry, Light, Cool, Rough, & Windy The qualities of autumn depict the element of “air” which can easily be understood by the nature of wind. The wind during this time of year becomes more gusty and naturally tends to dry the body [i.e. dry skin, dry eyes, constipation, etc.]. From an Ayurvedic perspective this season is thought to aggravate “vata”. Vata regulates all movement wit...

“Leaky Gut” – The Root Cause Of All Disease? + An Ayurvedic Perspective

  “LEAKY GUT SYNDROME” Although the phrase “leaky gut” was never well accepted in the medical community, research over the past two decades has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health, and an unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. Ancient Wisdom Of Ayurveda … “Due to the purification of the body, the capacity of digestion and metabolism is enhanced, normal health is restored, all sense organs start working with vigor, old age is prevented and diseases cured.” – Charaka Samhita Ch. 16 Sutra 17-19 In Ayurvedic medicine, most treatable diseases arise from the presence of “ama”, a toxic by-product of poor digestion. Mirroring this ancient wisdom...

Hypothyroidism + Impaired Gut Health – An Ayurvedic Perspective

  Hypothyroidism + Impaired Gut Health Hypothyroidism is one of the most common thyroid disorders and it has been estimated that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Although there is no direct mention of the thyroid gland in the ancient teachings of Ayurveda there is, however, a condition by the name galaganda mentioned by certain manuscripts as we shall soon explore. Clinical Symptoms Hypothyroidism is often associated with weight gain, mental slowing, depression and dementia, constipation, dry skin, hair loss, cold intolerance, hoarse voice, irregular menstruation, infertility, and a wide range of other not-so-desirable symptoms. Old School vs. Ancient Wisdom Long gone are the days of managing hypothyroidism with a synthetic or bio-identical hormone thinking that...

Gut Health – Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome [IBS] Naturally + Ayurvedic Tips

“All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates Hippocrates – who is the father of modern medicine has stated that – “all disease begins in the gut”. However, even more impressive is the science of Ayurveda. The literal meaning of Ayurveda is “The Science Of Life” and dates back thousands of years. Ayurveda is an ancient science which takes a positive and preventative approach for maintaining health which is beautifully explained with the following quote … “The aim of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of the healthy and to cure diseases of the sick.” – Charaka Sutrasthana 30:26 Gut Health – Gut Flora The ancient wisdom of Ayurveda has stated long ago the health benefits of optimal digestion [“Agni” – The Digestive Fire]. Modern science is onl...

3 Health Benefits Of Ghee + Simple Tips On Making Your Own Ghee

  3 Health Benefits Of Ghee The ancient science of Ayurveda has long revered ghee [clarified butter] as an elixir for health and longevity. Very much like butter, ghee has received a bad reputation for many decades due to its high saturated fat content. Research is revealing that instead of increasing the risk of heart disease, ghee may actually decrease the risk instead. That’s not all. Ghee made from grass-fed cow’s milk containing vitamins A,D,E and K, along with fatty acids conjugated linoleic acid [CLA] and butyric acid is now revealing other interesting health benefits. Ghee + Heart Health: Ghee is rich in conjugated linoleic acid [CLA] which is a fatty acid with known protective qualities against arterial plaque formation and diabetes – known risk factors of heart disease...

Nourishing Wisdom – Certain Foods To Never Combine

  Nourishing Wisdom The ancient science of Ayurveda flourished in a civilization vastly different from life today. Many thousands of years ago people were very connected to the great rhythms of life – the rhythmic cycle of seasons, day and night, life and death. That said, the wisdom of Ayurveda is still just as relevant today than ever before. Fortunately for us, the wise sages understood health as being dependent upon being in harmony with nature. Let us now discuss some of these teachings centered around food combining; more specifically – food incompatibities.   “How you eat is as important as what you eat.” – Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Physician   Cultivating A Healthy Lifestyle Before discussing food incompatibilities it is important to also bring abou...

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