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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Intermittent fasting, the Ayurveda way

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+01:00June 27th, 2013|Detox, Digestion, Fasting, Weightloss|

There is of lot of talk about intermittent fasting these days. Benefits are said to range from weight loss, to enhanced heart and brain functioning, to increased longevity. Eat, Fast and Live Longer Last year I watched a BBC TV Horizon programme called “Eat, Fast and Live Longer”. The presenter, Michael Mosley, tried out different fasting diets and looked into the science behind them. The research on regular fasting shows [...]

Ayurvedic tips on the best way to start the day

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+01:00June 16th, 2013|Natural cycles|

Our lives are surrounded by routines. Some routines we create for ourselves, such as going for a run or doing some exercise each morning. Some routines are driven by nature, such as going to bed when it gets dark and putting on warm cloths in the winter. […]

Turmeric: the secret behind Michael Caine’s razor-sharp memory

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+01:00June 11th, 2013|Spices|

Turmeric, a spice widely used in Ayurveda, is the secret behind Sir Michael Caine’s razor-sharp memory, according to a recent report in The Mail on Sunday. The 80-year old double Oscar winner was reported telling US chatshow host Larry King, after a fundraising event for Alzheimers research, that taking turmeric tablets for 30 years has helped him avoid the memory problems associated with old age. “I have a memory like [...]

Sleep well, live longer

By |2017-09-05T13:50:36+01:00June 7th, 2013|Sleep|

People who regularly get less than six hours sleep a night are 12% more likely to die over a 25-year period than those who get 6-8 hours, according to a study at the University of Warwick. And since Ayurveda means “the science of life”, it’s not surprising to see a host of strategies available to assist in gaining sound sleep, one of the three fundamental pillars of health according to [...]

Triphala: Ayurveda’s main detox remedy to revitalise mind and body

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 5th, 2013|Detox|

People who take Triphala Rose regularly come out with statements like: I feel lighter in the stomach, not so bloated after meals. Triphala Rose has helped my digestion –J P, London. Why do our stomachs sometimes feel heavy and bloated? Why do we sometimes feel lethargic and heavy, especially first thing in the morning or after meals? And how can Triphala benefit you? The benefits of Triphala Rose comes through [...]

Can you feel youthful as you grow older using this Ayurvedic Rasayana?

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 5th, 2013|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation|

Maharishi Amrit Kalash is based on Brahmi Rasayana, which is reputed to be the king of all Rasayanas. Rasayanas are carefully crafted preparations made from herbs and sometimes minerals. Their preparation usually involves numerous long and meticulous processes. The knowledge of the preparation of Rasayanas is sometimes talked of as the highest of all the Ayurvedic sciences. Ayurveda is usually translated as ‘the science of life’. Another popular translation is [...]

How to get a good night’s sleep

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 5th, 2013|Sleep|

Natural cures for insomnia Edith Sitwell’s somewhat eccentric father, Sir George, is said to have advised visitors to his house never to contradict him, “as it interferes with the functioning of the gastric juices and prevents my sleeping at night.” Eccentric or not, this was a sound, if extreme, piece of advice. An unsettled digestion is only one of many potential causes of insomnia, and socialising only with people unlikely [...]

Give Peace of Mind a chance

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 5th, 2013|Mind|

When John Lennon sang, “Give peace and chance”, it conjured up big issues, such as war and civil unrest. But what about the unrest we often find in our own minds? We live in a fast and changing world and we can often find ourselves under a lot of pressure. Whenever we encounter some stressful situation, our stress-response kicks in, our physiology speeds up and we become hyperactive. Often it [...]

Ghee – good fat or bad fat? Part 1: the role of fats in our body

By |2018-09-14T06:44:31+01:00June 5th, 2013|Digestion, Food, Oils|

Ayurveda considers ghee the best oil to cook with, as well as the best oil for your health. Ghee is said to balance all three Doshas, the controlling principles of the body. Ghee is the pure oil extracted from butter and we’ve all been told that animal fats are supposed to be bad for us. So why do all Ayurvedic practitioners [...]

Ghee – good fat or bad fat? Part 2: Omega-3 and Omega-6 ratio

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 5th, 2013|Food, Oils|

Are Trans Fats really that bad? Try typing trans fatty acids into Google and you’ll get a wealth of articles on the connection between these fats and obesity, high cholesterol, heart disease and cancer. Many people also point out that the dramatic increase in the incidence of such diseases during the twentieth century coincided with the increased occurrence of trans fatty acids in our diet. Many studies uphold this observation[2]. [...]

Ghee – good fat or bad fat? Part 3: Why ghee is so valued by Ayurveda

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 5th, 2013|Food, Oils|

Some trans fats are good for you Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a trans fat, but unlike the trans fats that get created when oil is hydrogenated, it’s a naturally occurring and beneficial trans fat. The digestive systems of grass-fed cows naturally produce plenty of CLA. This particular trans fat is linked to improved heart health[6], suppression of tumours[7], reduced belly fat (in pigs)[8], and fat loss in the obese [...]

Do you easily suffer from sunburn?

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 4th, 2013|Maharishi Ayurveda Videos|

[wp_lightbox_prettyPhoto_video link="" width="1000" height="563" description="Do you easily suffer from sunburn?" source="" title="Ayurvedic advice on a tendency toward sunburn"] Question: "My skin burns easily in the sun. Is there anything I can do to prevent this happening?" Dr Brennan: "Someone whose skin burns easily in the sun is probably a Pitta type of person. "A person who is moderate in build and strength and stamina, with moderate time to learn, moderate memory, [...]

Ayurveda advice on weightloss

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 4th, 2013|Maharishi Ayurveda Videos|

[wp_lightbox_prettyPhoto_video link="" width="1000" height="563" description="Despite being careful with your diet, do you still gain weight?" source="" title="Ayurvedic advice on weightloss"] Question: "No matter how little I eat, I put on weight. What advice can Ayurveda give for this problem?" Dr Brennan: "Putting on weight so easily, no matter what you eat, is a Kapha problem according to Ayurveda. "Now Kapha, one of the fundamental dynamics in our minds and bodies, [...]

Ayurveda advice to improve a low appetite?

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 4th, 2013|Maharishi Ayurveda Videos|

[wp_lightbox_prettyPhoto_video link="" width="1000" height="563" description="When you sit to eat, do you sometimes have low appetite? Dr Brennan gives advice to improve your appetite." source="" title="Ayurvedic advice to improve a poor appetite?"] Question: "Even when somebody puts a very nice meal in front of me I have a very poor appetite. What would Ayurveda say my problem is?" Dr Brennan: "If you have a very poor appetite, Ayurveda would see that [...]

Ayurveda on problems with hot flushes

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 4th, 2013|Maharishi Ayurveda Videos|

[wp_lightbox_prettyPhoto_video link="" width="1000" height="563" description="Do you have embarrassing problems with hot flushes?" source="" title="Ayurveda on problems with hot flushes"] Question: “A friend of mine asked me what Ayurveda would recommend for hot flushes, she gets hot flushes quite a lot.” Dr Brennan: “Hot flushes are a distressing complaint for quite a proportion of ladies as they go through the change of life.” “It’s interesting to think from an Ayurveda point of view that [...]

Do you feel tired and depressed when you wake?

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 4th, 2013|Maharishi Ayurveda Videos|

[wp_lightbox_prettyPhoto_video link="" width="1000" height="563" description="Do you wake up tired after a nights sleep?" source="" title="Do you feel tired and depressed when you wake?"] Question: I seem to sleep OK, but when I wake I still feel tired and sometimes a bit depressed. Dr Brennan: “Waking up feeling tired and depressed is an interesting situation.” “I think the first thing is to ensure that you have had enough sleep but presuming [...]

Do you suffer from excessive sweating when you get warm?

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 4th, 2013|Maharishi Ayurveda Videos|

[wp_lightbox_prettyPhoto_video link="" width="1000" height="563" description="Ayurveda advice for those who find they sweat a lot when they get warm" source="" title="Excessive sweating: do you sweat a lot - advice from Ayurveda"] Question: “I sweat a lot, even when the weather is not particularly hot. Is there something Ayurveda can recommend to prevent this?” Dr Brennan: “If you sweat a lot it’s very likely that you are quite Pitta in your nature [...]

Does travelling make you constipated?

By |2018-09-14T06:45:26+01:00June 4th, 2013|Digestion, Maharishi Ayurveda Videos|

Question: “I do quite a lot of travelling in the course of my work and on holidays and I find that travelling makes me a bit constipated, is there anything I can do about it?” Dr Brennan: “This is a frequently asked question; it’s amazing how many people when they travel get constipated.  But it’s very easily understood from the Ayurveda point of view. “Ayurveda talks [...]

Introduction to Maharishi Ayurveda

By |2017-09-05T13:50:37+01:00June 4th, 2013|Maharishi Ayurveda Videos|

[/fusion_separator] In this video both practitioners and patients talks about the health benefits of Maharishi Ayurveda. The video introduces the basic principles of Ayurveda, as well as research findings on the benefits of certain Maharishi Ayurveda approaches to health. It also has descriptions of treatments, such as Panchakarma Therapy. Visit the Maharishi Ayurveda Products site for Ayurvedic herbal remedies. Visit the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre site to [...]

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