According to ayurvedic lore, different doshas are dominant in different seasons. Late fall and winter is the time when the qualities of Vata strongly increase. Vata, which governs movement and information flow in the body, is said to be the leader of all the doshas. When its balance is disrupted, the other two doshas have […]
Winter is an excellent time to build up immunity and practice some self-care, according to ayurveda. With conscious attention to your lifestyle you can burn Ama, the substance that increases your vulnerability to seasonal ailments, and increase Ojas, the substance that enhances your resistance. This will result in strong health, great energy and resistance to […]
Sweet tasting, gently warming cinnamon is now following the steps of superstar spices like turmeric and ginger to win the grace and attention of medical researchers. Hundreds of studies validate the benefits of these spices which have been used for millennia in traditional medical lore. Ayurveda, the world’s most ancient holistic health care system, holds […]
Ayurvedic wisdom places great emphasis on living in accord with the natural cycles of life. We are all a part of nature, and if we tune ourselves to its workings, nature will nourish and nurture us. Of all the cycles of nature, the most important one is the rhythm of the day, which expresses itself […]
The burning scratchy, feeling of dry eyes can be worse in the Winter months. Some people are predisposed to this by their dosha type as characterized by ayurveda. For more information about dry eyes, click on: Soothing News for Dry Eye.
Expanding waistlines are linked to poor health. Being overweight is also linked to eye problems, which could lead to vision loss. Because being very overweight leads to poor health, there is a greater need to understand what happens to the eyes. Two Israeli doctors reviewed many studies of patients worldwide. They found a strong link […]
Bringing together modern science and Ayurveda, we now have the tools to clarify an old question about the cracking of knuckles: Why does it make that sound and why do joints crack more with age?1 The crack apparently comes from a bubble forming in the fluid within the joint when the bones separate, according to a […]
The problem with stress is not simply the fact that we are bombarded with a million stimuli from the outside world every second, but that we cannot cope with them. As Hans Selye, the “father of stress” said, stress is the salt and pepper of life: we need a certain level of stimuli to be […]
Why do people have different eye colors? The iris of the eye gives it color. In the iris, there is a pigment which is dark brown called melanin. Melanin is produced to help the body protect itself from sunlight. If the amount of melanin in the iris is high, the eye color is brown or […]
Watch this video to hear to latest from Studio H! In episode 4, Livia and Dr. Prather discuss the new Subscription Membership and the upcoming course series on Diets and Doshas. In Diets and Doshas we will be examining popular diets from the Ayurvedic perspective. We’ll learn how these diets affect our doshas.