Food, Mood and Digestion: The Mind-Body Connection

Food, Mood and Digestion: The Mind-Body Connection

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? Vaidya Manohar: The...
Improving Mental Health with Ayurveda

Improving Mental Health with Ayurveda

Improving Mental Health with Ayurveda: The Meditation-Ayurveda Connection 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. Starting in the early...
The End-Product of Perfect Digestion-Ojas

The End-Product of Perfect Digestion-Ojas

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. If ama is the great enemy, ojas is...
The Ayurvedic Strength And Capabilities Of Digestive Fire

The Ayurvedic Strength And Capabilities Of Digestive Fire

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...
The Five Elements: The Outside is Inside All of us

The Five Elements: The Outside is Inside All of us

Why Ayurveda recognizes five elements? 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...