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Being Ayurvedic smart about Christmas Dinner
1 Dec 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
We're heading into the Christmas season, with all its notorious excesses. Here are a few suggestions to make sure you feel energetic and vibrant after all that Christmas food. • EAT WHEN...

Patient Examination, Rogi Pariksha
6 Oct 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Clinical examination of the disease and its condition (roga) and the diseased (rogi) together form the basis of a comprehensive protocol of examination and are critical for comprehensive treatment to...

Narayan Taila - Make your joints smile
12 Sep 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
As you get older, problems you don’t actively think about, actively make themselves felt whilst getting out of bed, walking up and down the stairs, playing with the dog or your grandchildren,...

Kati Basti: Ayurvedic Oil Pooling Treatment for Lower Back Pain
15 Jul 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Lower back pain is a disorder involving the muscles and bones of the back. It affects about 40% of people at some point of their lives and is a common disease that has haunted human beings for...

Pure Shanti Ayurvedic Body Oil
6 Jul 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The recommended daily routine described in ancient Ayurvedic texts suggests a series of healthy daily practices and activities to ensure that your system is well cleansed inside and out, provide...

Chavanprash and Raktavardhak
4 Jul 2018 | (unknown author) | 0 Comments
Ayurveda has a brilliant product that is the world's best kept secret. It is a bit of a tongue-twister, called Chavanprashavaleha, or Chavanprash for short! Chavanprash is an ayurvedic...

Colds and Flu and Tribhuvan Kirti Has
18 Jan 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Colds and flu is the body’s way of eliminating mucus. They are evidence of the resolution of conflict. Mucus builds up because of excessive eating or compromised eating habits, lack of rest,...

Dinacharya, Daily Regime
14 Jan 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The Vedic disciplines of Ayurveda (which means the science of life) and Yoga (which means unity), have served humanity for thousands of years. Preserving the health of a healthy individual and...

Leaky Gut
3 Jan 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The most common Ayurvedic prescription in India today is a gentle but powerful herbal gut-healer called triphala. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Ayurvedic medicine's ancient healers have...

Boost your Heart Health: Terminalia Arjuna
27 Oct 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Terminalia Arjuna is the ages-old Ayurvedic medicinal herb and powerful cardio tonic made from the bark of the Arjuna tree. It is used both as a protector against heart disease and a powerful...

Ayurveda and Aromatherapy /Essential Oils
28 Jul 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Essential oils have amazing properties and skin revitalising effects. Which oil you use will depend upon the purpose: do you want it to help elevate your mood, or do you need something to treat a...

Yoghurt at night
16 Jul 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ayurveda explains yoghurt as having the mixed properties of sour and sweet. It increase Kapha dosha in the body, the effects of which, namely mucous generation, is also attributed to the effects of...

Food for health, food as medicine: Feed the body, nourish the soul
8 Jul 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
How we eat and what we eat is an expression of spiritual life. The process of eating itself is a teacher, pregnant with enlightening possibilities. Eating a balanced meal is more than adding up...

Rasa, Taste
8 Jul 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The 6 Taste Groups of Ayurveda Sweet, sour, salty, and bitter are tastes that most of our palates are familiar with. However, Ayurveda outlines six tastes, or rasas, and recommends including...

Your Ayurvedic Kitchen shelf
7 Jul 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Listed alphabetically are ingredients which have a good shelf life (fresh ingredients are not included in this list) that are used regularly in Ayurvedic food peparation. Buy in small quantities, and...

Recognising your Ayurvedic Constitution
6 Jul 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The three basic constitutions are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Understanding your body type helps to make you aware of how unique your physiology, biochemistry and psychology really are. Once you know your...

3 types of psychophysiological constitution: Doshas
2 Jul 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 1 Comment
In the human body, various anatomical structures and physiological processes have common attributes, and are closely influenced by each other. Such related structures and functions are grouped into...

Padabhyanga, Ayurvedic Foot massage
9 May 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ayurveda teaches that growing old is a process of dehydration. As we age, not only do we need to keep our diet enriched with hydrating elements, we also need to practice daily oleation to maintain...

Tissue Depletion equals Vata increase
22 Apr 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The depletion of bodily tissues in Ayurveda is termed dhatu kshaya. Whenever a tissue is depleted, there is soon a corresponding increase of Vata dosha in the body. All emptiness, all spaces in...

Night time Ritual
8 Jan 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
If you are looking for a way to radically change your life and your health, here is a wonderful start. Your body is a creature of habit. It appreciates structure, order and routine. Research has...

Diseases of Vata, Pitta and Kapha
9 Nov 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 597 Comments
Different sciences analyse the material world from various perspectives and angles, and present a collection of successful data in a methodological manner. In Indian science, a philosophical...

Urine analysis - the colour
6 Nov 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
During your lifetime, your kidneys will work very hard to filter over one million gallons of water. Urine is about 95 percent water and 5 percent uric acid, the stuff that your body does not need,...

Urine analysis - smell
6 Nov 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Contrary to what many people might think, urine does not just dump excess water from your body. It serves a far greater purpose, to eliminate your body’s waste products. When blood is...

Ayurvedic Pharmacological Definitions
1 Nov 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
AYURVEDIC PHARMACOLOGICAL DEFINITIONS Deepanapachanadi Kathanam Appetiser, deepana Substances which do not cook the undigested food (not helping the digestion) but only kindle the gastric...

Dhanvantri
29 Oct 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Dhanvantri is considered the the Father of Ayurveda. He is depicted with four hands, the nectar pot of immortality in one, granting optimal health, a conch shell in the other denoting the ascent from...

Trivrilleham
4 Oct 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Trivrit Lehyam is an effective Ayurvedic medicine for constipation. It is in herbal jam form. It is also known as Trivritadi Lehyam and Trivrilleham. The trivrit herb which is native to India is a...

Haritaki
4 Oct 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
In the cornucopia of Ayurvedic herbs there are only a few which have the quality of being tri-doshic. Such herbs are much celebrated in India for their ability to bring balance all three doshas,...

Maha Sudarshan Churna
4 Oct 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 2 Comments
Indication All types of fever, disorders of liver and spleen, cough, asthma, low back ache and indigestion. It acts like anti viral, anti bacterial and having anti inflammatory action. ...

Panchsakar Churna 
4 Oct 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Panchsakar Churna is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal powder form. It is used in treating constipation. This medicine is most commonly used in North Indian Ayurvedic practice. It is named so because...

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
16 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is one of the most popular spices worldwide. It is produced from the inner bark of several species of evergreen trees, from the genus Cinnamomum belonging to the...

Agni, Ama and Ojas in Perfect Health
11 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The most cutting-edge medical experts now agree that the most powerful medicine of the future is simple and available to everyone: the foods you eat each day, which have the power to renew your body,...

The Alimentary System, Anna Vaha Srotas 
11 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The group of organs concerned with - ingestion of food, anna adana, - digestion, anna pachana - separation of nutrient and waste portions, sara kitta vivechana, and - absorption of nutrients...

Ayurvedic Herbs that help restore Liver Health
12 Aug 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Your precious liver processes proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and performs critical metabolic tasks. It is one of the most important organs of health and for detoxification, and works...

Stay Balanced in Winter
25 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Winter is the season of Kapha. It is traditionally characterised by cold, and in some parts of the world, increased moisture in the form of cloud covered days, and rain or snow. These provoke feeling...

Diseases in the ages of beings
3 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
In the beginning of the golden age of truth, Satya-yuga, also known as the Krita-yuga, human beings were endowed with divine vitality. Exceedingly faultless and unhampered in their powers, they had...

Enhrine treatment, Nasya
17 Jun 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Healing involves more than physical and medical interventions. While diet, exercise and supplements play their role and may produce remarkable results, if the vital role of the senses, mind,...

Avipattikar Churna and Avipathi Choornam
29 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Avipattikar Churna and Avipathi Choornam are both Ayurvedic medicines in herbal powder form. Both have a similar set of ingredients. But there is substantial differences between them, in terms of...

The Four Ways in Ayurveda
22 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Ayurveda, the ancient science of life, is said to have been divinely bestowed on humankind. Though ancient, its therapeutic effects can still be seen, and are validated by modern methods in our...

Healthy and Unhealthy Stools  
14 May 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Healthy and Unhealthy Stools Shanti Gowans © 2011 Ayurveda is a complete system of health and medicine that incorporates a healthy lifestyle, herbs, food herapy, cleansing practices,...

Beans: Nature’s Superfood
27 Apr 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Beans are an important food staple in many traditional diets. As human beings evolved and foraged for nuts, seeds, tubers, grains, fruits and vegetables, they discovered beans, which were...

Stiff Neck, manyastambha
25 Apr 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Because of the pace of life, business and a hectic work schedule, people increasingly suffer from complaints such as neck rigidity. Those people who work with machines, computers and heavy objects...

Cervical Spondylosis: Greeva graham
25 Apr 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Spondylosis is a broad term that simply refers to a painful condition of the spine resulting from some degeneration of the intervertebral discs. Most often, the term is used to describe...

Constipation according to Ayurveda
23 Apr 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Constipation can be much more than just a slow bowel movement. According to Ayurveda, constipation is a signal of imbalanced Vata and blockage of channels. A patient with depression or rheumatoid...

Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology
23 Apr 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
THE BODY'S ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY Kaladikakhyana Shariram The components of the human body are: kalas ashayas dhatus (tissues. These nourish the other tissues in the body). ...

Ayurvedic Pharmacological Definitions
1 Apr 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
AYURVEDIC PHARMACOLOGICAL DEFINITIONS Deepanapachanadi Kathanam Appetiser, deepana Substances which do not cook the undigested food (not helping the digestion) but only kindle the gastric fire...

Trikatu
30 Mar 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Trikatu tri means three. katu means hot and pungent. Trikatu is a classic mixture of three Indian spices, namely Black pepper, Piper nigrum, Long pepper fruit, Piper longum and Ginger,...

Turmeric or Ibuprofen
24 Mar 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Lily used to suffer from chronic headaches. At 26, her already frequent headaches became so serious that they practically turned into one major headache. For four and a half years, she claims that...

Your Immune System
23 Mar 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
You were born with all the defenses your body will ever need. It’s called your immune system. And if you keep your immunity strong you never have to worry about any disease. But sadly, your...

Help Your Lymph System Release Toxins
17 Mar 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Your body is an amazing wonderland of processes and systems that keep your body either functioning at its best… or feeling weak and tired. Your lymph system is a very important system...

Oil Pulling
17 Mar 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Many practitioners claim that oil pulling is nothing short of a miracle because it is so effective against various ailments that they consider it as an alternate medicinal treatment in itself! The...

Osteoporosis and Ayurveda
28 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Bone is a dynamic living tissue. it is constantly being broken down and rebuilt, a process known as remodelling. Peak bone mass is reached between the ages of 25 and 35 years. After 35, bone mass...

Spice up your Life
27 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Cooking with herbs and spices is part of an ancient tradition of using food as medicine. These everyday plants, often thought of as weeds by the uninitiated, are wonderfully nutrient dense and have...

Fat is Fuel
27 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Fat is required for the insulation of the body, to release energy, to help store vitamins A,D, E and K, and to help protect vital organs such as your heart, kidney and liver. Nearly all disease is...

What is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant?
26 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
WHAT IS AN AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE CONSULTANT? Ayurveda is a traditional system of health and wellbeing using gentle, non forceful healing modalities. It is one of the most holistic systems of...

Drinking Copper Infused Water
21 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Copper is an essential trace mineral necessary for survival. Most of the copper in the body is found in the liver, brain, heart, kidneys and skeletal muscle. Copper helps with the formation of...

Avocado
21 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
It's no secret that Avocado is one of nature's healthiest foods. What is interesting is that an avocado can contain up to 30% oil. Up until recently, this oil has been used as a raw...

VASTU
5 Feb 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Vastu, Vastu Shastra or Vaastu Vidya is a part of Sthapatya Veda which is Upveda or a branch of Atharva Veda. The word Vastu or Vaastu means the site of a house, or of a building, or project,...

Chawanaprash, the Brain, Blood Sugar and Immunity Superfood
29 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Out of eight branches of Ayurveda, Rasayana is one the most important. As age advances, there is slowing of growth in the body and circulation is hindered hence the treatment called Rasayana is...

Agni - Digestive Fire
24 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Agni means fire. In Ayurveda, it refers to the fire in your belly. Agni measures your strength, power and resilience, and may be compared to your metabolism. Agni gives your organs the strength to...

Ama: Toxicity
24 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
A substance that causes toxicity in the body must eventually be eliminated, or it wll cause harm. Is your blood toxic? Toxins come from many sources: your body, food, bacteria, your mood and the...

Eating Leftovers
24 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
It's undeniable, fresh food has a "je ne sais quoi" about it, something special even if you can't detect the difference in a lab. There's something bright, juicy and...

Inflammation
24 Jan 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Inflammation arises as your body's effort to heal itself. The body's healing response cannot occur without inflammation. Wounded or diseased areas are flooded with extra blood and immune...

Honey
26 Dec 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
We've all heard how sugar can cause obesity, diabetes, and a whole lot of other chronic diseases. Just like the flame on your stove is contained and controlled by the burner and valves, but you...

Eating Fruit
25 Nov 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Fruit is a most important food. because it is packed with solar energy that offers natural healing for the body against illnesses. It is an “un-orthodox” but helpful strategie in...

Happy, healthy eating…and after
6 Nov 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Corporate giants such as Coca-Cola, Kraft, and Kellogg’s dominate the food and beverage industries, but they are optimised for profit, not for our health. To make their foods more palatable...

What is Ayurveda?
11 Aug 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
WHAT IS AYURVEDA? Shanti Gowans Ayurveda is the natural, traditional, and holistic medicine system which originated thousands of years ago in India. Its recorded and living knowledge has been...

Hair Care
10 Aug 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
HAIR CARE Almost all commercial shampoos and conditioners have chemicals that will destroy the health of your scalp and hair. Here you are, with the best of intentions, buying the most...

Respiratory Health
22 Aug 2013 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Breathe easy. 600 million times in your lifetime. A Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Your biology becomes your biography. We’re moving away from the idea that diseases are things,...

The knowledge of health and healing
23 Feb 2012 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
If you suffer from any pain, disease, fatigue, stress, or the effects of ageing, you may have just found the answer you've been searching for. Yoga in partnership with Ayurvedic medicine, are...

Vata, Pitta, Kapha, the tridoshas.
1 Feb 2012 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Vata, Pitta, Kapha, the tridoshas - the biological, functional and structional components in the Ayurvedic body. The five basic elements in the universe present as the tridoshas, in the human body...

Detox
15 Sep 2011 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
If you feel overloaded with unexplainable fatigue, headaches, or other symptoms, your body may be begging you to detox. Think about it. If you are living in today’s modern world, you are...

Your Healthy Immune System
2 Sep 2011 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Anyone who's ever been sick before knows what a persuasive influence your immune system can have on your health. If necessary, it can shut down your entire body and leave you bed ridden for days...




 
 
 
 
 

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