If you live in the West then it is likely you know at least one person who is gluten intolerant or has chosen a gluten-free diet for health reasons. Often when people choose to change their diet and become gluten-free, the intensity of their symptoms decreases and they begin to … (read more)
According to Ayurveda, ghee is the most beneficial and balancing oil available to us. If you’re wondering why that is the case, read this to get the skinny on this wholesome fat.
Unfortunately, ghee is relatively expensive and can’t be found in most supermarkets. What can be found in most … (read more)
The answer to this question:
Which oil should I use for cooking?
contains a degree of complexity because it requires some understanding of the chemical nature of oils along with an understanding of how oils are manufactured. However, if you’re just looking for the answer without the background… ghee and … (read more)
Ayurveda dictates that the cause of disease can be distilled into three main categories:
- Prajnaparadha – failure of wisdom or intelligence
- Kala – influence of time or seasons
- Asatmya Indriyartha Samyoga – improper use of the 5 senses
The cause of disease most relevant to this article is Prajnaparadha – … (read more)
Ayurvedic science is not a big supporter of replacing real food with faux products (fake meats, fake milk, etc). This is mostly due to the amount of processing that occurs when food is modified to create a texture or taste that is not natural for that food.
However, when the … (read more)
The practice of Ashtanga yoga contains a great deal of myth and secrecy – to such an extent that I recall an early teacher of mine mentioning that, in sixth series, one is expected to be able to “stop their heart”. Is this true? Well, Sri T. Krishnamacharya was renowned … (read more)
The beauty of home cooking is that you always know exactly what went into your food – if it’s in there, it’s because you put it there. But it’s not just peace of mind when it comes to ingredients, we can also be sure of the methods used in the … (read more)
In medicine, the successful healer always strives to look beyond the symptoms of a disease. While symptoms are profoundly useful in determining the nature of the problem, providing treatment at this level will not provide long-term relief from suffering. The goal is to search for the root cause, providing treatment … (read more)
My Ayurvedic constitution is part Kapha and as such I drink rice milk as an alternative to cow’s milk. Rice milk is lighter in nature and less oily than cow’s milk, pacifying the tendency for Kapha to congest.
Unfortunately, there’s a recent trend to over-think the nutrition of food … (read more)
The media is hyping the latest threat to our wellbeing – inflammation. This new theory shows promise, however, Ayurveda brings a different perspective on the cause, the importance and the treatment of inflammation.
I was first alerted to the ominous threat of inflammation when I read David Agus’s book titled … (read more)