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Ayurveda & The Human Body: 7 Signs and Symptoms of Gall Bladder Dysfunction

Many of us have never studied human anatomy and physiology. Knowing one’s own body is vital to knowing how to keep it healthy and functioning optimally, not to mention knowing what steps to take when you become ill. The gall bladder is an often misunderstood organ. The below is an excerpt regarding the gall bladder from the textbook, “Clinical Ayurvedic Medicine,” by Dr. Marc Halpern. 


Ayurveda and Gratitude

 Gratitude is a powerful force. It opens the heart, creating a vessel for light to shine through. It erases negativity, as it reminds us of deepest Truth. It allows us to step outside of our ego, as we acknowledge the Divine in others and in all things.

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Ayurveda & The Story of What Happened When the Humans Disrespected the Plants


The story is told that God placed the plants and vegetables on the planet for the animals to consume. The dharma (service) of the plants is to support animal life. The plants do not mind this, as it is their dharma. The selfless fulfillment of their dharma will lead them closer to enlightenment. 

Ayurveda: The Mother of All Healing Sciences

 Ayurveda, "The Mother of All Healing Sciences," emerged about 3000 BCE (Before Common Era) in the Indus Valley of NW India and portions of Pakistan. The wisdom is probably even older, dating perhaps as far back as 12,000 BCE.

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Ayurveda & Two Important Female Hormones: Estrogen and Progesterone

Hormones are like chemical messengers which travel throughout the body and coordinate complex processes such as growth, metabolism and fertility. Two of the most important female hormones are estrogen and progesterone. What are the functions of these two hormones and how to treat hormonal imbalances?

Ayurveda & Terrorism, Extremism, Peace and Love

"My heart goes out those who died or were injured in the Paris attack as well as their families and friends. Shock and outrage was my first reaction. Bewilderment. Not sure what to do. How do we deal with such an atrocity? Clearly something must be done. Hate has caused so much pain. I lit a candle and prayed.

Ayurveda & a Chai (Tea) Recipe - Warm & Delicious on Cold Days!

How does a delicious steaming hot cup of homemade chai sound?

’Tis the season of chai! Chai is not only delicious, but because it is warming, it stokes your digestive fire! This makes it great for those of vata and kapha constitution or imbalance. Not as good for pitta, as it can be too heating.

Ayurveda & Stillness, Light and Love: The Path of Healing - Part 2, by Dr. Marc Halpern

 In part I, I discussed the importance of creating stillness in the mind and how challenging it is to succeed in doing so.  Without stillness, the mind runs wild, out of control, like a monster that haunts every waking hour. The mind gets caught up in the dramas of life and gets consumed with fear, anger, sorrow and self-pity. There is no peace. The monster  takes control and slowly destroys physical and mental health.