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 and happiness,

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, Dr. Sandeep Chaudhary & the Wellspring Health team

Embracing the Art of Self-Care

by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

Every year I go for Panchakarma as part of my health maintenance regimen.  I put the money aside way in advance so that it is not money that I even consider spending for anything or anyone else. Typically, I go for the treatments at the beginning of Spring, but this year I kept delaying it and even considered skipping it all together because of my “To Do List.”  Then one day it dawned on me that I had removed “taking care of myself” from that all-important list.  How did that happen?  I have created a life and profession out of helping others learn to make their health a priority, so how did I forget that fundamental concept? Click here to read more.

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is passionate about helping people achieve their goals by fine-tuning their health. Click here to read more about Dr. Chaudhary.

The Secrets of Self Massage

by Dr. Trupti Gokani

For many of us, having a massage is an indulgent experience reserved for special occasions or when on vacation. However, a practice of self-massage, called abhyanga (ahb-yung-guh), has the ability to maintain health and balance on a daily basis. How can this ritual, which is so luxuriously relaxing and soothing, clear the mind and body so you can achieve peak performance? Click here to find out.

Dr. Gokani is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in headaches. Visit the Wellspring Health website to learn more about her.

Recipe of the month: Ayurvedic Pasta

Pasta tossed with sautéed vegetables, besides being delicious, is about as fast as Ayurvedic fast food can be. Great for dinner and a lovely lunchtime meal with cheese and nuts added, pasta with vegetables is my first and last resort when mealtime calls and cook time is in short supply. See the recipes section of our site to get more recipres for healthy living.Here are three seasonal vegetable combinations.

Quote of the Week

“If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”

– Eubie Blake, 99 years old

Melt Away Stress, Fatigue and Restore Vitality

by Andrea York, Lancaster Health

Panchakarma is recommended seasonally for everyone by the classical texts of Ayurveda – the original authority on longevity, prevention and enhancing happiness and well-being. Panchakarma has been extolled since ancient times as a powerful preventative and restorative procedure for cleansing and balancing the body and mind. Regular Panchakarma removes the build-up of metabolic waste products end environmental toxins, reversing the biochemical imprint of stress, and restoring smooth and balanced functioning to the mind and body.  Click here to continue reading about the benefits and types of Panchakarma.