Vaidya Manohar Palakurthi is a highly respected ayurvedic expert in the western world and India. He has been practicing ayurveda for 33 years. Here, he talks about the relationship between Food, Mood, Digestion.
Q: How does food affect our moods?
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural medicine from India. According to the ancient Ayurvedic texts, one of the eight major branch is Mental Health with Ayurveda.
Since there’s a physical by-product of poor Digestion (ama), there must also be an end-product of perfect digestion. Ayurveda refers to this substance as ojas and cherishes it as one of the most health-promoting agents of the body.
Central to the Ayurvedic understanding of digestion is the strength of this digestive fire, called agni. Composed of various acids and enzymes, agni is seated within the lower stomach and small intestine and relates to Pitta dosha. Ayurveda refers to an individual’s...
When we look to the beauty of nature, we find that five elements provide the foundation for the entire physical world. Ayurveda recognizes these Elements –Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth—as the building blocks of all material existence.
Ayurveda (pronounced i-yer-vay-da) is an ancient system of holistic healthcare that is becoming increasingly popular in the West today. Ayurvedic medicine focuses on all area of health, including diet, lifestyle, exercise, detoxification, sleep, and the mind.
Have you ever wondered what actually accounts for differences in people? Why are some people hyperactive and fast moving, while others exude grace and stillness? Why can some people eat a five-course meal with ease, while others can barely finish a salad?