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Spring Cleansing and 45 Day Programme

By |2021-04-07T18:33:24+01:00March 30th, 2021|About Maharishi Ayurveda, Ageing, Ayurveda Diary, Consultations, Detox, Elimination, Food, Health, Healthy Eating, Herbal Formulas, Knowledge, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Massage, Natural cycles, Nutrition, Oils, Rejuvenation, Spring, Toxins, Triphala|

Springtime is for cleansing and reinvigoration The vernal equinox marks the beginning of Spring when daylight strengthens. Equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), and vernal means springtime or youthful and fresh. For your own youthfulness and freshness, you may like to consider a Spring cleansing programme. Internal cleansing is particularly recommended by Ayurveda because Spring is the season when your body’s natural cleansing and rejuvenating mechanisms [...]

How to Do Abhyanga Without Making a Mess

By |2020-01-23T14:25:04+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, Oils, Rejuvenation, Skin Care|

Ayurveda’s ancient texts have many positive things to say about the benefits of abhyanga, the age-old Ayurvedic practice of self-massage with warm oil. If only they’d added a few lines about how to avoid gunking up your towels, bathtub, and pipes! Fortunately, there are some simple measures you can take to keep your bathroom sparkling clean and your environment safe.

Ayurvedic Massage Oils for Every Day

By |2019-01-11T15:44:38+00:00January 11th, 2019|Immunity, Joints, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Massage, Men's Health, Muscles, Oils, Rejuvenation, Skin Care, Stress, Women's Health|

Ayurvedic Massage Oils for Every Day. We’ve all heard it before: take care of ourselves first; prioritize our own well-being, because only then can we most effectively care for others; we have to love ourselves before we can love anyone else; etc... start by giving our bodies some love with ayurvedic self-massage - abhyanga!

Ancient treatment to cure dry eyes

By |2018-08-31T08:11:21+01:00August 31st, 2018|Detox, Eyes, Oils, Panchakarma|

[fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding_top="" padding_right="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" center_content="no" last="no" min_height="" hover_type="none" link=""][fusion_text columns="" column_min_width="" column_spacing="" rule_style="default" rule_size="" rule_color="" class="" id=""] Good article we found on the Refinery29 site on the benefits of Netra Tarpana, a condition than many of us who stare at computer screens experience. And of course, you can get [...]

Repair and rejuvenate your cells through Panchakarma

By |2018-05-13T12:19:34+01:00May 13th, 2018|Detox, Digestion, Meditation, Oils, Panchakarma, Rejuvenation|

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Why Oil Pulling detox is good for oral health (video + transcript)

By |2018-03-02T08:10:13+00:00February 28th, 2018|Brain, Detox, Kapha, Oils, Skin Care, Vata|

[fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" spacing="" center_content="no" link="" target="_self" min_height="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" background_color="" background_image="" background_position="left top" background_repeat="no-repeat" hover_type="none" border_size="0" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" padding_top="" padding_right="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" dimension_margin="" animation_type="" animation_direction="left" animation_speed="0.3" animation_offset="" last="no"][fusion_youtube id="iAB-28_W_Zo" alignment="" width="1920" height="1080" autoplay="false" api_params="&rel=0" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" /] [fusion_text] Peter Brown: So Dr Donn, I recently read an article in a health magazine, which talked about the wide range of benefits from oil pulling. The article also mentioned [...]

Why are ghee and oils used in Panchakarma Treatment?

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+01:00June 24th, 2017|Detox, Digestion, Oils, Panchakarma, Rejuvenation, Vata|

[fusion_youtube id="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsJ7tjVINO8" width="1920" height="1080" autoplay="false" api_params="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class=""][/fusion_youtube] There are so many detox treatments on the market these days that a question can arise: “How is Panchakarma detoxification treatment different from all these other treatments that promise to remove my toxins”. Below is a transcript of the above video in which Ayurveda practitioner, Dr Donn Brennan, explains how the expert use of specific oils is central to the [...]

What are the benefits of Ayurveda herbal ghee?

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+01:00June 3rd, 2017|Brain, Emotions, Men's Health, Mind, Oils, Panchakarma, Reproduction, Sleep, Women's Health|

Because of its unique ability to penetrate into cells and cross the brain-blood barrier, Ayurveda considers ghee to be a highly effective medium for transporting the healing nature of herbs very deep into our body tissues. For thousands of years Ayurveda has created numerous Ghritas or herbalised ghees – herbs infused into ghee in order to enhanced their therapeutic effects. How are Ghritas produced? Ayurvedic practitioner, Dr Donn Brennan [...]

Take care what you drink, breathe and eat

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+01:00March 22nd, 2017|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Oils, Panchakarma|

We are told to drink plenty of water each day as it’s good for our brains and for the rest of the body. We are told to drink filtered or bottled water as the chlorine added to mains water to kill bacteria is bad for us. Now we are told that the plastic used in water filters and bottled water contains endocrine disruptive chemicals (ECDs) that damage our hormone [...]

Milk, a health goodie or baddie?

By |2017-09-13T09:10:20+01:00February 8th, 2017|Dairy, Food, Oils|

[fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" center_content="no" last="no" min_height="" hover_type="none" link=""][fusion_text] [/fusion_text] [fusion_text] When I was growing up, cow’s milk was hailed as a complete food and essential for growing children. These days, milk allergies and lactose-intolerance have become a major issue; concerns are voiced about its saturated fat content; and many people cite [...]

What oils are best to cook with?

By |2017-09-05T13:51:42+01:00January 20th, 2017|Digestion, Food, Heart, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Oils, Recipes|

I run courses on Maharishi AyurVeda, food and cooking and one frequently asked question is, “What’s the best oil to cook with?”. I respond that my favourite cooking oils are ghee, coconut oil and olive oil*, in that order. There is no controversy surrounding olive oil – after all, haven’t there been lots of TV ads implying that perpetual youth and vitality are almost guaranteed through consuming it? [...]

Doctor reverses husband’s Alzheimer symptoms by prescribing him coconut oil

By |2017-09-05T13:50:33+01:00May 31st, 2014|Detox, Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Mind, Oils|

Steve Newport’s Alzheimer’s symptoms have slowed considerably, and some symptoms have even reversed, after his wife added coconut oil his diet. His wife, Dr Mary Newport, a physician who runs a neonatology ward at a Tampa, Fla., hospital, started him on this coconut oil regime after he failed the Alzheimer’s clock test, a test designed to measure a wide range of cognitive abilities. After two weeks of taking coconut oil, [...]

WARNING: Avoid ‘Monsanto Butter’

By |2018-01-23T17:32:13+00:00March 24th, 2014|Heart, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Oils|

[fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding_top="" padding_right="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" center_content="no" last="no" min_height="" hover_type="none" link=""][fusion_text] After years of being vilified, butter is experiencing a revival in recent years as consumers have shifted their preferences from processed foods back to natural foods. For decades we were sold the myth that butter clogs our arteries and causes [...]

How to make your own Ghee

By |2018-09-14T06:42:39+01:00November 19th, 2013|Food, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Oils, Recipes|

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5 ways to fight fat with Ayurveda, part 1

By |2017-11-13T14:26:31+00:00November 5th, 2013|Detox, Kapha, Oils, Weightloss|

[fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" center_content="no" last="no" min_height="" hover_type="none" link=""][fusion_text] As we grow older, it can be extremely challenging to lose fat just through diet and exercise. To really fight that stubborn fat, the ancient medical system of India, known as Ayurveda, uses age-old techniques that target the exercise-resistant fat by igniting your [...]

5 ways to fight fat with Ayurveda, part 2

By |2017-11-13T14:24:21+00:00November 5th, 2013|Detox, Obesity, Oils, Weightloss|

[fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" center_content="no" last="no" min_height="" hover_type="none" link=""][fusion_text] The next fat fighter is something I call the Triphala Treat. Triphala is an ancient ayurvedic herb that is composed of three dried Indian superfruits that work synergistically together: Amalaki, haritaki and bibhitaki. Amalaki works as a natural antioxidant and removes excess inflammation from [...]

5 ways to fight fat with Ayurveda, part 3

By |2017-11-13T14:29:54+00:00November 5th, 2013|Detox, Maharishi Ayurveda Blogs, Obesity, Oils, Weightloss|

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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|

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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[fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column [...]

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[fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" [...]

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