Entries by Wellspring Health

Maharishi Ayurveda Fertility Self-Care System

Enhancing Fertility–The Ayurvedic Perspective A couple started planning their family even before they were married. Ten years later, they have tried every kind of fertility treatment available, some of them painful and all of them expensive. What seemed like such a simple desire had become an impossible quest. They are now looking into adoption, but […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Heart Health Self-Care System

Seven Common Sense Ayurvedic Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy The statistics are frightening: Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Every 20 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. One in four Americans has some form of heart disease. Every 34 seconds […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Sleep Self-Care System

A Good Night’s Sleep Millions of Americans of all ages are affected by sleep problems, many with severe, chronic sleep deprivation. A round-the-clock activity-driven society has meant that many individuals habitually defer sleep to get other things done. “I’ll catch up later,” is, however, easier said than done. Recent research indicates that pervasive sleep deprivation […]

Maharishi Ayurveda De-tox Self-Care System

Spring Cleaning Your Body It happens every spring. You fling open the windows, shed your winter coat, and suddenly get theurge to clean your house. But do you ever think about “spring cleaning” the toxins from your body? Detoxifying in spring is an important part of the ayurvedic seasonal routine, called ritucharya. Spring is the […]

Maharishi Ayurveda Energy Self-Care System

Wiping Away Fatigue Are you feeling brain-dead, emotionally stressed out, or just plain pooped? If so, you have company. Researchers report that the majority of adult Americans today suffer from stress and tiredness. A stress-driven body and mind is the major cause of fatigue, and unfortunately, for many people this is a normal state of […]

What is Ayurveda?

What is Ayurveda? Considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The term Ayurveda is taken from the Sanskrit words ayus, meaning life or lifespan, and veda, meaning knowledge. It has been practiced in India for […]

Vata Pacifying Diet

General Principles Eat warm, soft, unctuous (oily), cooked foods. Raw vegetables and salads should be generally avoided. Drink room temperature or hot beverages. Breakfast should consist of cooked cereal, cooked oatmeal, stewed fruits, or soaked fruits. Avoid cold drinks and frozen desserts (such as ice cream, popsicles, frozen yogurt etc.) Avoid light, dry, crunchy food. […]

What is the Habit Change Method?

Our habits are consistent patterns of choice and behavior that govern the way we live every day. Our habits are so well established that we are barely aware of them and naturally resist changing them. The resistance to changing habits is very strong. How we eat, exercise, sleep, learn, relax and relate to others is […]

References

Bhat S, Lavekar GS. Ayurvedic approach to pathya (ideal diet planning)–an appraisal. Bull Indian Inst Hist Med Hyderabad. 2005;35(2):147-56. Chopra A, Lavin P, Patwardhan B, Chitre D. A 32-Week Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Evaluation of RA-11, an Ayurvedic Drug, on Osteoarthritis of the knees. J Clin Rheumatol. 2004;10(5):236-245. Chopra A, Lavin P, Patwardhan B, Chitre D. […]

Does Ayurveda have any risks?

Most Ayurvedic therapies, such as pranayama and rasayana, are unlikely to have bad side effects. Ayurvedic herbs, however, may interact with medications. In addition, heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, have contaminated some Ayurvedic herb supplements. Ask your health care provider about choosing quality supplements for you and your family. Be sure to talk […]

What is Ayurveda good for?

The goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to prevent diseases. Studies have suggested that Ayurveda may be effective at reducing the risk of heart disease. For example, one study found that Ayurveda helped reduce plaque and reverse the thickening of artery walls known as atherosclerosis in both healthy adults as well as adults at high risk […]

What to Expect from Ayuvredic Treatment

Ayurvedic treatment focuses on rebalancing the doshas. On your first visit, the practitioner will take a detailed medical history, check your pulse, feel your abdomen, examine your tongue, eyes, nails, and skin, and listen to the tone of your voice. The practitioner will also ask you questions about your general health, paying special attention to […]

Ayurveda: How Does it Work?

Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, according to Ayurvedic beliefs, each person has a distinct pattern of energy — a specific combination of physical, mental, and emotional characteristics. It is also believed that there are three basic energy types called doshas, present in every person: Vata — energy that controls bodily functions associated with […]

What is Ayurveda?

What is Ayurveda? Considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The term Ayurveda is taken from the Sanskrit words ayus, meaning life or lifespan, and veda, meaning knowledge. It has been practiced in India for […]

Living Well: June 2010

Welcome to our June edition of Living Well. We hope you enjoy the tips and recipes below. This month, we’ve focused on taking care of you with various tips for self-care, relaxation and restoration. If you have questions, suggestions or want more information on our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us here. Wishing you […]

Living Well: May 2010

Welcome to our May edition of Living Well. We hope you enjoy the tips and recipes below. This month, we’ve focused on taking care of you with various tips for self-care, relaxation and restoration. If you have questions, suggestions or want more information on our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Wishing you health […]

Ayurveda Tip of the Day

Antioxidant Protection: The individual herbs in Amrit have some very interesting properties, but it’s the combination of these herbs that results in Amrit having different uses for so many different conditions and systems. For more info on Amrit: click here. *Tip of the Day is brought to you by the knowledgeable people at Maharishi Ayurveda Products International, Inc. […]

Date Milkshake

Ingredients: 4-5 whole dates (Medjool varitey or similar is best) 1 cup whole organic milk (preferably not homogenized) 2 pinches cinnamon powder Instructions: Boil milk until it foams once. Turn off heat: Put milk, cinnamon and dates in automatic blender. Blend until dates are ground fine. Serve warm in winter, room temperature or slightly cool […]

Such Great Heights

June 2001, my family moved out to San Diego after my husband, at the time, had just completed his MD/PhD program in Texas. I had also finished a postdoctoral and my son had just turned one when we moved.  It was definitely a time of change. With my husband gone most of the time due […]

A Healthy Addiction

Over the past 10 years the mindset of what constitutes a workout dramatically changed in my opinion. For athletes there will be a certain degree of heavier lifting and strenuous workouts, but for the person who just wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle there has been a big move away from the push-pull mentality (i.e.: […]