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Tips for Pitta-related Weight Imbalances

By |2019-12-10T14:13:54+00:00December 10th, 2019|Balance, Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Pitta, Sleep, Weightloss, Women's Health|

You would think that since Pitta dosha is associated with the fire element, a person with high Pitta would not experience any problem burning up the carbohydrates and sugars in their diet. Yet if a Pitta predominant individual fails to take care of their digestion, this can result in specific related digestive problems.

Why is my digestive power so important?

By |2019-11-28T11:37:15+00:00November 28th, 2019|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Elimination, Evening Meal, Food, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Nutrition, Teenage Health, Triphala, Women's Health|

Attention is often given to the quality of our food. Ayurveda explains that the strength of our digestive fire ‘agni’ is also very important as it determines how much nourishment we will gain from what we eat and greatly impacts our health.

Give Thanks for Your Digestion!

By |2019-11-27T10:52:26+00:00November 27th, 2019|Digestion, Elimination, Food, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Nutrition, Spices, Triphala, Vata, Winter|

The holiday season brings feasts, parties, merry-making and heavy foods. Big meals complete with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy leave us sleepy and ready for an afternoon nap on the sofa in front of the fireplace. If you're concerned about increasing your immunity during the flu season, you'll want to avoid overeating this Festive Season.

5 Benefits of Turmeric, Ayurveda’s Golden Botanical

By |2019-11-21T10:15:34+00:00November 20th, 2019|Food, Inflamation, Joints, Spices|

Turmeric (a.k.a. Indian Saffron) is a relative newcomer to American spice racks, but it’s been a mainstay in Indian cooking - and medicine - for thousands of years. The twisty root that gives your bowl of curry its bright, yellow color and distinctive flavour also holds a place of honor in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

Evening meal – What do I really need?

By |2019-11-18T15:28:13+00:00November 18th, 2019|Autumn, Digestion, Evening Meal, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Nutrition, Winter|

Do you usually have your main meal in the evening? I was brought up having my main meal in the evening and did not question it until I came across the health wisdom of Ayurveda.

Seven Ways to Boost Your Immunity with Food

By |2019-10-15T14:14:47+01:00October 15th, 2019|Autumn, Balance, Food, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Nutrition|

fall approaches, it's a good time to think about strengthening your immunity. According to Maharishi Ayurveda, cold weather doesn't have to bring on the cold and flu. The key is to start now with immunity-enhancing meals.

What Your Elimination Says About Your Health

By |2019-09-24T15:19:58+01:00September 24th, 2019|Digestion, Elimination, Fibre, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Women's Health|

Digestion is the body’s main line of defense; it supports immune function, emotional balance, and overall vitality. It can also be the root cause of many health issues. And what is the best way to know the overall state of your digestive tract? Your poop!

Thrive in Late Summer with These Ayurvedic Tips

By |2019-08-23T14:29:25+01:00August 23rd, 2019|Balance, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Summer|

Early autumn is a transitional stage, as we move from the height of summer’s ‘ heat’ in the UK to cooler weather. In Ayurveda, the change from summer to fall is known as Ritu Sandhi, the gap between seasons. This gap can present a delicate time for digestion, because the weather fluctuates—along with the doshas and digestive capacity.

How is the heatwave impacting you?

By |2019-07-18T15:51:12+01:00July 18th, 2019|Balance, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Recipes, Skin Care, Stress, Summer|

Has the increased heat at nights caused you to sleep more fitfully? Some people have noticed changes in digestion with occasional heartburn or hyperacidity in the stomach. Others have commented on their skin becoming more parched, or have an increase of acne or skin rashes. What effect has the extreme heat had on you? A heat wave can also effect your mind and emotions causing an increase of fiery or controlling tendencies.

The Fibre of your being and its role in Ayurveda

By |2019-05-14T13:38:00+01:00May 14th, 2019|Digestion, Fibre, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Nutrition, Weightloss|

These days the emphasis in nutrition has been placed on protein and whether we are getting enough. The truth is that individuals are more likely to suffer from excess of it than the converse... ...So now I will get to the real issue, which seems to have languished somewhat since the food industry has focused on protein. This is the amount of fibre in our western diet, which is sadly lacking.

Mango – The Ayurveda King of Fruits

By |2019-04-29T15:14:46+01:00April 29th, 2019|Drinks, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Recipes, Summer|

The "king of fruits" has been around for at least 6,000 years. Native to India and Burma, this sweet fruit was described in the ancient Sanskrit literature — for example, in Valmiki's Ramayana. The mango was also the fruit of the kings in ancient India, where princes used to pride themselves on the possession of large mango gardens.

The Ayurvedic Approach to Balancing Blood Cholesterol

By |2019-04-16T15:57:51+01:00April 16th, 2019|Food, Heart, Heart, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Women's Health|

In this newsletter we talked to an expert on Ayurveda from The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians about the Ayurvedic approach to balancing cholesterol. Q: Can you begin by telling us about cholesterol from the perspective of Maharishi Ayurveda?...

Food, Mood and Digestion: The Mind-Body Connection

By |2019-03-12T13:58:03+00:00March 12th, 2019|Digestion, Emotions, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Vaidya|

How does food affect our moods? The food we eat has a significant influence on our minds and hearts. You could even say that the nature of our mind and feelings depends on the food we have eaten. And conversely, the state of our mind, emotions, intellect and senses — and our overall state of contentment — all these, in turn, affect the digestion, absorption and elimination of the food we have eaten. According to Maharishi Ayurveda, the digestive enzymes and metabolic processes are likened to a fire, called kaya agni in Sanskrit. How well we digest the food depends on the strength of our agni.

Healing Greens 101: An Ayurvedic Perspective

By |2019-03-08T15:26:36+00:00March 8th, 2019|Doshas, Food, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Vata|

No longer just a frilly garnish, kale is taking the culinary world by storm. Along with it, leafy greens like spinach, chard, and even collards and turnip greens are gracing plates everywhere from fine dining hotspots to fast food restaurants across the country. These nutrient-packed veggies have long played a starring role in Ayurvedic cooking, and with good reason. They’re hydrating, nutrient-rich, and when prepared while fresh, they contain prana, or life-supporting energy. Below, we’ll share both Ayurvedic and nutritional insights on leafy greens, along with tasty ways to incorporate them into your daily diet.

Ayurveda Diet, Food and Spices

By |2019-03-08T11:42:56+00:00March 8th, 2019|Digestion, Food, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Spices, Vata|

According to Ayurveda, intake of appropriate and nutritious food is the first step to good health. Food is seen as a prime preventive medicine. And this is not just eating the right foods, but also eating them in the correct combination and quantity. Nutritious food helps us maintain the internal balance of elements. Herbs too, could be grouped into foods. Once the properties of various foods and herbs are understood, Ayurvedic principles can be applied to your daily diet as well as on those occasions when you feel unwell.

Digestion Questions and Answers

By |2019-02-06T17:03:13+00:00February 6th, 2019|Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Women's Health|

Most diseases can be traced to an inadequate diet and improper eating. Proper diet and good digestion are considered by Ayurveda to be of prime importance for good health. Answers to the following questions about good dietary practice have been provided by two experienced Maharishi AyurVeda physicians.

The Ayurvedic Take on Paleo, Keto, Vegan, and Raw Diets

By |2019-01-30T15:58:56+00:00January 30th, 2019|Doshas, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs|

The caveman diet. Going keto. Eating raw foods and juicing. Does it seem like there’s a trendy new diet cropping up every time you turn around? If so, you might be wondering how to keep up—which one to choose and whether you can still follow your Ayurvedic diet.

Discover your Ayurvedic body-type

By |2019-01-29T15:04:46+00:00January 29th, 2019|Food, Kapha, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Pitta, Vata, Women's Health|

A Guide to the Doshas. Discover your individual body-type and which Dosha you need to balance most – Vata, Pitta or Kapha. Identify your individual health needs by reading our Dosha guide and test booklet.

Maharishi AyurVeda, Micronutrients and Nutrition

By |2019-01-28T15:03:39+00:00January 24th, 2019|Children's Health, Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Women's Health|

A micronutrient is a substance, such as a vitamin or mineral, that is essential in minute amounts for the proper growth and metabolism of a living organism. 40 micronutrients are essential for a balanced diet to maintain health. What does Maharishi AyurVeda recommend to obtain these nutrients?

The best tips for slimming New Year’s resolutions

By |2019-01-18T08:52:28+00:00January 17th, 2019|Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, New Year, Obesity, Weightloss, Winter, Women's Health|

The best tips for slimming New Year's resolutions. by Dr Charlotte Bech - Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant. "With the start of the new year is a good idea to set out to introduce new slimming habits in daily life. Here are the best tips for slimming New Year's resolutions:"

A Window of Opportunity for Cleansing

By |2019-01-19T12:01:13+00:00January 10th, 2019|Detox, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Rejuvenation, Women's Health|

with the transition from summer to autumn, we are entering a gap between seasons (in Ayurveda known as Ritu Sandhi). This is a special time of the year where the body’s natural cleansing systems go up a gear. Now the heat and sour quality that may have accumulated during the unseasonably warm summer is being released into your bloodstream to be cleansed. Isn't our body amazing! As the seasons change you have a window of opportunity for cleansing.

Be well nourished this Autumn

By |2019-01-09T14:48:30+00:00January 9th, 2019|Autumn, Digestion, Food, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Winter, Women's Health|

Be well nourished this Autumn As the cooler weather is setting in, have you noticed that your eating choices are changing? As you walk about your local farmers market or food store are the fruit and vegetables choices available also changing?

Would you like a Xmas treat?

By |2018-12-20T15:09:23+00:00December 20th, 2018|Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Recipes, Winter|

Only a few more nights to Christmas day! Have you thought about what special culinary delights you would like to prepare or share this Christmas Day? It can be a challenge to find tasty and balancing options all in one. Tasty meals that include easy to find ingredients and incorporate seasonal produce while helping to promote balance in our mind and body too. Also as it is a special time you may want to do something a little different or try something new.

Autumn Recipe & Eating Tips

By |2018-12-19T15:21:48+00:00December 19th, 2018|Autumn, Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Recipes, Vata|

Autumn Recipe & Eating Tips What to cook that will be both tasty while also helping you to stay in balance? As the days settle into Autumn do you wonder what to cook that will be both tasty while also helping you to stay in balance?  I pondered his question while thinking about how I could best help you to enjoy greater balance this Autumn. The answer was to provide [...]

The Case for Choosing Organic food and Ayurveda

By |2018-12-18T14:52:22+00:00December 14th, 2018|Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Men's Health, Women's Health|

Ayurveda places nutrition at the heart of its methodologies for the optimization of life and longevity. If we are to take health seriously one of our first considerations should be our diet.

Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

By |2018-12-17T11:16:12+00:00December 13th, 2018|Detox, Digestion, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Recipes, Weightloss, Winter|

The Winter solstice on 22nd December is nearly here signalling the start of Winter. Over the next 3-4 weeks nature guides us to be aware of Ritu Sandhi - the cleansing gap between two seasons. Autumn seems to have flown by! With this change of season comes a special opportunity to move with the rhythms of nature in order to enjoy a healthy and happy winter season ahead. Here’s what you can do.

Dr. Bech’s Diet for Going Green

By |2018-12-18T15:00:32+00:00December 11th, 2018|Books, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre|

Don’t read this article if you want to continue eating red meat. But go ahead and read it, if you would like to: 1. Normalize your weight and stay slender, 2. Enjoy food more, and 3. Be happier and have more energy Then this new delicious and tasty Go Green diet is right for you.

Top Ayurveda diet and lifestyle tips for springtime

By |2018-03-30T09:17:28+01:00March 29th, 2018|Detox, Digestion, Fasting, Food, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Natural cycles, Panchakarma, Spring|

In the environment, major changes occur when winter turns into spring. As the forces of nature change externally, those same forces present within your body are now ready and willing to help you both purify and renew. Cycling through the year and through your life The cycle of the year represents the cycle of life: January through to May is the Kapha [...]

Age wisely and healthily with Maharishi AyurVeda (video + transcript)

By |2018-03-05T13:38:19+00:00February 18th, 2018|Brain, Consciousness, Digestion, Dr Donn Brennan videos, Food, Meditation, Mind, Rasayanas, Rejuvenation|

Transcript of video by Dr Donn Brennan: The earliest signs of ageing are described quite beautifully in Sharngadhara, one of the old texts of Ayurveda. I'll read you the quote. It says, “With each passing decade, the body loses, one by one, childhood, growth, lustre and complexion, intelligence, skin health, strength of sight, virility, valour, discrimination, the use of the organs of action, the use of the [...]