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Table of Contents
I. Fundamentals
  • The Six Treasures of Ayurveda
    In this article, we explore the six main benefits and qualities of Ayurveda, and the specific ways that Amrita Veda delivers them into our modern lives.
II. Articles
  • Holistic Healing with Ayurveda
    CHARAK SAMHITA, AN ANCIENT AYURVEDIC TEXT
    True healing of any condition means to restore the mind, body and spirit to their naturally balanced states. Holistic Healing with Ayurveda
  • What is Vata?
  • What is Pitta?
  • Vata Pacifying Diet
    A vata pacifying diet favors warm, cooked foods and hot beverages. Soft and oily foods, such as pasta, cooked cereals and soups should be favored over dry and crunchy foods. Raw vegetables should be avoided, except in small amounts. Avoid cold drinks and frozen desserts such as: ice cream, popsicles, frozen yogurt, etc.
  • Pitta Pacifying Diet
    Diet A pitta pacifying diet favors juicy, cooling foods with high water content while avoiding hot spices alcohol, vinegar, fried foods, tomatoes, yogurt and cheese. Foods should be fresh and organic, if possible. Avoid leftovers, packaged, canned or bottled foods, processed foods, preservatives, artificial ingredients and salty foods.
  • Kapha Pacifying Diet
    A kapha pacifying diet favors warm foods and hot beverages. Eat a minimum of oil and fat. Avoid cold drinks, cold food, and frozen desserts, such as: ice cream, popsicles, frozen yogurt, etc. Avoid leftovers, canned, bottled, or packaged foods, frozen foods, processed foods, rich, creamy foods, sweets, salty foods and alcohol.
  • Science has been discovering what ayurveda has known for thousands of years, that what we eat affects our health and can help prevent illness. Two recent discoveries are: that turmeric, a common spice in curries, helps to prevent cancer and that cinnamon can help prevent diabetes.
  • Vedic science also includes yoga, meditation, marma, mantra and astrology to deal with the physical body, mind, soul and emotions. Ayurveda helps the healthy person maintain health and an ailing person regain health. It is both a medical and metaphysical healing science. It includes herbal medicines, diet, lifestyle, home remedies, panchakarma, bodywork, psychology and spirituality.
  • Pulse diagnosis is the ancient art and science of detecting the existing status of a person’s body, mind, soul and spirit. Nadi or pulse is that vital flow of energy or life that courses through as a subtle channel all over the body, and enables the vaidya to feel the way the blood spurts from the heart. This helps an experienced ayurvedic doctor to diagnose or treat various ailments, or to prevent their occurrence.
  • Ayurveda deals with migraines in a very deep way. It describes a migraine as an independent condition as well as the symptom and complication of other imbalances in the body. Ayurveda offers complete, holistic treatment of migraines – by going into the root cause of the problem – through diet, lifestyle, home remedy, panchakarma and marma points.
  • “Good Health Is a Gently Blazing Fire.” Ayurvedic author and educator, Stephen Parrott, addresses the need to increase awareness of our own digestive fire.

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