Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old sister science of Yoga, taught that certain foods ought not be combined with other foods if digestion is to be kept healthy and optimal. (Yes, Ayurvedic food combining was a thing thousands of years ago!) When you think about it, this only makes common sense. [Read more…] about Ayurvedic Food Combining
Dosha-Specific Spice Blends (Churnas)
Ayurveda uses the tastes to balance the doshas. Which tastes are most prominent in your daily diet? Which tastes do you turn to in times of mental or emotional stress? How can you begin to expand your palate and menu options to include all six tastes? Can you extrapolate that awareness to your tolerance for experiences that span the spectrum of sweet to salty and everything that is included in between? [Read more…] about Your Taste for Life
Ayurvedic medicine, the sister science of yoga, has helped us understand that we’re not all the same person. Different foods will not act the same in each one of us since we are not all the same. One implication of this is when you read a scientific study about any food, please understand that it only applies to the people in that study, not to each one of us. – Tweet this [Read more…] about Ayurvedic Body Types and Coffee
Abhyanga, or Self-Massage with oil is an ancient Ayurvedic practice. It is believed that the effects of Abhyanga are similar to those received when one is saturated with love.
Daily Abyanga restores the balance of the doshas and enhances well-being and longevity. – Tweet this!
Have you had trauma in your childhood? I’m Dr. Keesha Ewers. I help people understand the meaning of trauma, and the impact that it has on your adult life.
One of the things that people say to me is “No, I didn’t have any trauma. I had a really good childhood.” I would like you to understand that everybody has had trauma; it just depends on where your bar is set.
You can have capital-T trauma, or you can have lower-case-t trauma.
Capital-T trauma is going to be sexual abuse, domestic violence, physical, psychological, verbal abuse, neglect; all the scenarios that were described in the adverse childhood experiences study that was done between 1995 and 1997 that I wrote about it in my book, “Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle.”
The lower-case-t traumas, are going to be situations like failing a test, getting picked last for the baseball team, having a set of friends on the playground one day and then having them all turn against you the next day, being in a motor vehicle accident, having someone that you love to die, including a pet. These are all very traumatic experiences, that’s what gets locked into your body. [Read more…] about The Impact on Your Health from Stressful Childhood Events.
Ayurveda is the 5,000-year- old sister science of yoga. Translated literally, the word Ayurveda means “science of life.” Thousands of years ago, the ancient sages, or rishis, of India knew we were not all the same person. In fact, they created an exquisite framework for determining our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual uniqueness. These constitutional types, or doshas, are known as vata, pitta and kapha. We are all born with our own unique mix of these three doshas. When they are out of balance, it will show up on your skin, in your body, and through the amount of energy you have. [Read more…] about The Ancient Science of Ayurvedic Face Mapping