All people can be prosperous only when the most vulnerable among us are made safe and made whole. We are grateful for this solemn and sacred moment for the opportunity to be learning through awkwardness and discomfort to become a better people, to learn to meet each person with mindfulness and spaciousness, without bias and assumptions. We are grateful for this opportunity to cultivate the spiritual discipline of non-violence in this way.
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Any food that does not get digested, waste product left behind from previous days, and toxin processed and packaged by the liver are left over in the digestive tract. In Ayurveda, this waste and debris is called Ama. If this Ama is not proper disposed, it leads to progressive damage to the digestive system and causes disease
The two actions of stimulation and nourishment are like levers to affect our physiology to guide it towards balance and health. Balance in our physiology engenders an internal feeling of peace, strength, vitality and bliss. As we press and pull these levers through various means of our daily routines, we can build a foundation of optimal health, well-being, and longevity.
The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia outlines hundreds of formulations that are based in form of herbal ghee, herbal oils and animal fats. Like love, oil is capable of transcending boundaries, it brings things together, heals wounds, it is nourishing, soothing and comforting, helps resolving conflict, bringing peace, etc. Oils penetrate every tissue of the body, therefore support in strengthening and anti-aging effects on every tissue on the body.
Ayurvedic medicine emphasizes that the “time of eating” is the most important factor for consistent and effective digestion; the next most important factor is “fasting or bowel rest”. We focus on these routines as part of following the rhythms of Nature to create a rhythm for our bodies. We are finally able to understand the basis of this ancient wisdom through lens of modern science.
This article provide guidance on supplements, diet, and other precautions in prevention of COVID-19 infections and related symptomatic aggravations. These recommendations are based on Ayurvedic-Naturopathic principles of care. They should not be considered treatments. In case of illness, please contact your provider or Dr. Anup for guidance.
Panchakarma is an important part of treating a difficult and complex disease like Parkinson’s. Considering, neurological damage is fairly advanced when the symptoms appear; also, toxic lewy bodies and other degenerative protein plaque has taken hold of neural pathways, treatment begins with a deep cleanse. This is followed by body and internal therapies to help nourish and restore the body/mind/spirit.
The growing trend of chronic diseases in United States calls for creative approaches to delivering medicine to the whole body. For such creativity, my tendency is to always look at what has worked in the past, then improve on it. For this reason, I studied Ayurveda, a 5000 year old system of medicine, and sought