Articles by Dr. Marc Halpern

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Ayurvedic Doctor Education in the U.S.

In 2016, the California College of Ayurveda became the first school in the United States to training Ayurvedic Doctors. This training program was approved at the time by the Bureau of  Private Post-Secondary education, a … More »

How Alcohol Affects Ojas

It may feel good… for a while, but alcohol is the destroyer of ojas. What Are Ojas Ojas refers to that which stabilizes the body and mind. It supports the immune system, and it keeps … More »

The Three Types of Tamas

Tamas describes a mind/consciousness union that lacks higher Self-awareness. This is called ignorance in Ayurveda and Yoga. Tamas is one of the three mahagunas or great qualities of the mind. Rajas and tamas are causative … More »