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How to Boost My Resistance to Disease

By |2020-02-20T09:38:22+00:00February 10th, 2020|Balance, Evening Meal, Food, Immunity, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, Sleep, Vata, Winter|

Ayurveda explains that your body can become so strong it is infertile to the spread of viruses and pathogens, that is they have no ground upon which to settle or propagate.

Ten Ayurvedic Dietary Must-Do’s

By |2020-02-07T14:31:32+00:00February 7th, 2020|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Doshas, Drinks, Elimination, Evening Meal, Food, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Nutrition, Pitta, Spices, Triphala, Vata|

Ayurveda is clear on this: all health - let’s repeat this - ALL good health starts with digestion; with the proper metabolism of food. Accordingly, one of the most important things we can do for our health every day of the year is to eat wisely.

What’s sweet and a complex carbohydrate?

By |2020-01-29T15:41:40+00:00January 29th, 2020|Balance, Food, Kapha, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Pitta, Vata|

Unique amongst comfort foods the sweet potato also known as Kumara in my home land New Zealand is a sweet-tasting root vegetable which comes in three varieties, orange, purple or yellow. The humble sweet potato is very versatile and is widely used in many countries, particularly during winter..

Ten Ways to Start Your New Year Right

By |2019-12-12T14:43:41+00:00December 12th, 2019|Balance, Detox, Digestion, Drinks, Elimination, Emotions, Exercise, Food, Hair, Immunity, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Meditation, New Year, Nutrition, Relationships, Skin Care, Sleep, Spring, Stress, Stress-Free, Vata, Winter|

New Year's Resolutions are best known for the speed with which they are forgotten. Yet, total health is a lifelong journey - you need to work on your health every day. Here are ten tips from Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra, Director of Research and Product Development at Maharishi AyurVeda, on enriching the new year with ayurvedic wisdom. Simple things you can do every day to stay healthy and happy.

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 |2020-02-10T11:36:55+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?