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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Seven ways to boost digestion as Spring moves into Summer

By |2017-09-05T13:50:33+01:00April 25th, 2014|Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Natural cycles|

Now that warmer weather is on its way, you may find that your digestive fire decreases. To balance the increasing heat that affects us, as spring moves into summer, the body pushes our inner heat sources (mostly found in our digestive areas) out to the body's surface. This heat then dissipates in the form of moisture and sweat. The consequence is that we cool down. Another consequence is that we [...]

Forget about Turmeric – Kalonji or Black Seed is the new miracle spice

By |2017-09-05T13:50:33+01:00April 25th, 2014|Food, Recipes, Spices|

Kalonji or Black Seed (Nigella sativa) seems to be taking over the scientific limelight from turmeric. Numerous studies have found it highly effective, and safer than modern drugs, in treating many modern chronic ailments, such as colon cancer, type two diabetes, hypertension, and many more ailments. Kalonji has been shown to carry the following properties: Analgesic (Pain-Killing) Anti-Bacterial Anti-Inflammatory Anti-Ulcer Anti-Cholinergic Anti-Fungal Anti-Hypertensive Antioxidant Antispasmodic Antiviral Bronchodilator Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor (Anti-Diabetic) [...]

Choosing to take Panchakarma treatment was a no-brainer for David Verhoogt

By |2017-09-05T13:50:33+01:00April 15th, 2014|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Other videos, Weightloss|

In this interview, David Verhoogt talks about how Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment, at the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Skelmersdale, UK, has transformed his health. He is no longer overweight, he has more energy, his senses have improved, and he has been able to reduce his insulin intake. Peter Brown: David, how did you first learn about Ayurveda? David Verhoogt: I learned about Ayurveda following learning Transcendental Meditation (TM). I learned [...]

Why does Ayurveda love Basmati Rice?

By |2017-09-05T13:50:33+01:00April 15th, 2014|Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Recipes|

Cooking basmati rice Place the desired amount of rice in a large bowl, cover it with water and strain out the water – do this at least three times. Place the rice on a medium pan and add 2½ parts of water to 1 part of rice. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat for a light boil. Keep cooking until rice becomes puffy and a small amount of [...]

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