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The sages of India, called rishis, who originated the Ayurvedic system of medicine discovered that all diseases have a mental / emotional / spiritual root. Therefore it is very important to understand and take care of our thoughts and emotions.

Some Ayurvedic herbal formulas are taken long-term to strengthen the body. They are similar to the way vitamins or supplements are taken, and the most commonly used of these formulas is called Triphala.

Intermittent fasting has recently become fashionable and the topic inspired me to share the Ayurvedic perspective with you. Intermittent fasting, also known as intermittent energy restriction, is an umbrella term for various meal timing schedules that cycle between voluntary fasting and non-fasting over a given period.

Ayurveda believes that seeds give us more energy than other foods because, despite being so small, they have the power to create an entire plant or tree. Of all seeds, sesame seeds are the most recommended because they contain all six Ayurvedic flavors. Sesame seeds also have a lot of protein, more calcium than any other food, much more than...

Modern times are obsessed with the idea of protein, specifically animal protein. However, Ayurveda offers a different perspective and helps us seek balance across various nutritional factors, including plant-based protein. It tells us that what's essential in our nutrition is the balance of the six tastes, the balance of hot/cold or heavy/light...

Everyone craves something sweet, even those who claim they don't. This includes all small beings such as yeast, bacteria, and parasites, and that's why we can get sick if we indulge too much in sweets. If you're more conscious about what you eat, you're likely confused about what to consume and what to avoid regarding sweets. There's a lot of...

The end of November announces that winter will soon begin. In Ayurveda, we use knowledge about the seasons to prevent common tendencies that climatic changes generate in us. For this reason, I'm sharing how to identify and alleviate winter depression:

What's the deal with gluten? I see that the abundance of gluten free products available these days leaves many people confused as to whether they too should avoid gluten. Gluten is part of the protein content of wheat flour (white flour is also wheat flour) that is responsible for making bread fluffy and desirable. For most people it also turns...

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