Staying Cool The Ayurvedic Way

“Even after all this time The Sun never says to the Earth ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that It lights the whole sky.” – Hafiz This poem by Hafiz is one of my favorites. The sun tirelessly gives to us day in and day out. It warms us, energizes us, […]

Kapha Season

According to Ayurveda, the 7,000-year-old system of mind, body, and spirit holistic health, if you’re anywhere in the world where winter is transitioning into spring, it’s Kapha season. Here in the Northeastern United States where I live, the transition is evident. Although there’s still a lot of wind (Vata element) we’re seeing more moisture in […]

Pitta Season The Heat is On!

“Pitta is the biological fire humor, also translated as bile. Its meaning is ‘that which digests things’. Pitta dosha is responsible for all chemical and metabolic transformations in the body. It also governs our mental digestion, our capacity to perceive reality and understand things as they are.” – Dr. David Frawley It’s that Pitta time […]

Bone Health

If you are at all concerned about the controversy regarding Fosamax, an osteoporosis drug recently linked to severe bone fractures,  I would like to introduce you to two excellent books that offer a drug-free holistic approach to bone health. At some point in their lives, most women worry about bone loss and many are prescribed pharmaceuticals […]

Staying in Balance an Ayurvedic Approach

Know thyself. A big part of knowing how to take care of ourselves is understanding our basic natures. The Indian science of Ayurveda explains that there are three doshas, a kind of life force, called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Every individual has a unique balance of each dosha that determines their baseline constitution. It is […]

Simple Ways to Improve Your Immune Function

During sleep, our body restores and repairs itself. If we do not sleep enough, or well enough, we get rundown quickly. Try to get to sleep at the same time every night, optimally by 10pm. Our bodies’ circadian rhythms were set well before modern technology existed. Light signals us to wake, so should be avoided […]

Simple Ways to Improve Your Colon Health

What goes in, must come out. If you are not having regular bowel movements (3 a day is optimal), try these Simple Ways to Improve Your Colon Health tips to get things moving. Water! Water softens the food we eat and just like in plumbing, keeps everything moving along. Water is best ingested alone, away […]