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Written by our online expert Dr Arya who describes the Ayurveda way to keep hydrated during the summer months. We might not have the same heat here in the UK, but we can always learn for hot climates and holidays when we visit other countries.
Almost everyone at some point of life might have experienced a low back pain that may travel downward into the buttocks and into one or both lower extremities. What is the cause of low back pain?
Pitta people have strong Agni (digestive strength) and fewer restrictions on snacking. Ideal Pitta snacks are cooling, sweet, and heavy.
Many Vata people cannot easily digest large meals and may need to supplement their diet by snacking once a day at a regular time.
Whats Ayurveda? Questions and Answers. Ayurveda, the comprehensive science of wellbeing...yet is still relatively unknown in the UK. Ayurveda is a system of medicine and a philosophy for living in harmony with nature.
This is a yummy rice bowl and I have made it as best I can so that all doshas can eat it, but sometimes rather than avoid compromising the taste mix we have it only on the odd occasion, but it's very delicious.
Ayurveda also gives us a pharmacopeia of herbs to help support us. Always ask your health practitioner for the correct herbs for you. This list can help you in your journey to reduce obesity.
The problem with dis ease is that we become accustomed to feeling under the weather of a bit heavier, or slower, it becomes the norm in our daily lives. This then leads to the problem becoming more acute, this, in turn, makes the problem more difficult to bring into balance. Ayurveda gives us some guidelines.
Digestive Fire & Tissues according to Ayurveda. When we make choices in our diet and lifestyle that weaken the digestive fire, this in turns increases toxins in our bodies, clogging the communication channels shrotas and thereby disrupting the formation of tissues.
Obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. Most often created by poor food choices. Ayurveda offers us some answers.
Of course! Prevention is always better than cure! Follow these tips to prevent constipation from becoming something more serious. Constipation that is untreated leads to alma in the body which leads to more serious problems.
Kapha constipation consists of large, infrequent bowel movements. This is due to a lack of mobility in the colon, resulting in sluggish bowels. This slow metabolic rate may be associated with depression and hypothyroid.
In hot Pitta constipation, the stools are smelly and sticky. It may come out in pieces and be difficult to clean. This is due to an excess of hot, oily foods your diet.
In Vata constipation, the stools are dry and hard. A bowel movement may consist of a group of small hard stools, likened to rabbit pellets, dry pieces, or lack of a bowel movement altogether.
Ayurveda recognizes that the digestive tract is the very first place where imbalances arise in the body. Most of us have suffered from constipation, diarrhea or some other affecting bowel imbalance but are afraid to disclose it.
Constipation refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass. The stool is often hard and dry. Other symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, and feeling as if one has not completely passed the bowel movement.
Pitta Breakfast Porridge Oats and Dried or Fresh Fruit*
Vata Breakfast Rice with Raisins or Fresh Fruit* 1 cup of cooked basmati rice - only make enough for serving the same day. Ayurveda does not advocate using 'afters' on another day. But particularly with rice as it can harbor germs much more easily than other foods.
The Elements Connect Us to Nature and the World we Live in. To understand the concept of the Elements and how they are a crucial part in Ayurvedic we must understand that we are reflections of the natural world and have, in our cells, the same molecular ingredients as everything around us.
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