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Dravyaguna for WesternersVaidya Atreya Smith, BSc., director of the European Institute of Vedic Studies, has created a text book on Ayurvedic Herbal Therapies for health practitioners and schools throughout the world. [ Read more ]» All our books » Turiya publications
There will NOT be personal advise on health as Ayurveda cannot be done by phone, by mail or even internet. The importance of seeing the patient and studying the pathology is the most important thing. Otherwise any so called advise is just symptomatic and not really Ayurveda which treats dosha as the cause of pathology (CS, Su Ch 1.57)
QUESTION: I just keep thinking about my last client and need to run something by you. He is a 5 years old mildly autistic boy. Mainly Vata constitution I think. His Mum took him out of (...)
The Value of a Teacher
A teacher has value if they live what they teach. A teacher has value if they know their subject from their own experience and not from a book.
When choosing a teacher make sure they (...)
The root of stress is wrong identification. Feeling that "I am" is the root cause of stress and all other psychologically disturbances according to Ayurveda. This feeling of "I am" is (...)
Fear of Flying and Jet lag
Question: "Can you give me some advices to help me for my fear of planes, and disorders for Vata, please? Such as Jet lag, food, constipation, etc."
Answer: The best thing is a herb (...)
Jumping leg syndrome restless legs
OUESTION: I also have a patient with restless leg, or rather jumping leg syndrome. Her doctor has her on Mirapexin a Parkinson’s treatment, this allows her to get to sleep. It is worst (...)
Rasa means nourishment
The Caraka Saṃhitā is considered to be the most authoritative text on Āyurveda in India.
The Caraka Saṃhitā states that nourishment of the human body is derived from Rasa in the section (...)
Secrets of Healing, Culture and Spirituality Traditional Ayurveda in Kerala
This is an exceptional workshop with one of India’s greatest teachers who will share traditional secrets of Ayurveda that are not written down in any book !
In Kerala, India the (...)
NEW ORLEANS – Obese children as young as 10 had the arteries of 45-year-olds and other heart abnormalities that greatly raise their risk of heart disease, say doctors who used ultrasound (...)
Ayurvedic Nutition Preface to the Revised 2010 Edition
It is now over ten years since my agent sold this manuscript for its first publication in 2001. The resulting first edition in July 2001 was in many ways extremely disappointing, even (...)
Ayurvedic Medicine, Spa and Wellness
Getting ripped off by the "therapist" or spa nearest you ? Find out if they know what they are doing.
read the article here that will explain everything to (...)
Ayurveda & Communication breakdown
Communication breakdown is a current problem. The more communication means we have the less we communicate.
As we expand in technology we regress in communications. Haven’t you noticed (...)
genetic, diet & lifestyle genetics, diet & lifestyle
There are several things, first it is important to be open about fears as the act of looking at them and speaking about them reduces their power. Second, the genetic disposition of (...)
making ghee (video)
a few videos on making ghee
Make ghee with a funny English woman - click here !
making Ayurvedic ghee video - click here !
Current issues in the world
Normally I do not list books which I have just read but I feel everyone should read the book I just finished today - Survival+ - a book that is more a commentary on the current social (...)
Is Cheese OK to eat in Ayurveda ?
Student question : What about Prakriti Satmya and cheese ? We eat cheese since we are babies, so we do have the enzymes to digest it. But we have been told by an Indian Ayurvedic (...)
Tamas in Dravyaguna
Student question : How about herbs, for example Valerian ? You told us to antidote it with Centella or Calamus – but is it an antidote or does it just make the the tamasic effect milder, (...)
Rajas and Tamas
Student question : The best way to balance Tamas and Rajas is to avoid tamasic and rajasic lifestyle ? Like trying to be sattvic in lifestyle and eat sattvic food, isn’t there an (...)
This concept in Ayurveda is sometimes called the law of adaptation or habituation.
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