The best salt according to Ayurveda

There are many views on salt, and I believe it has to do with our different cultures and traditions, just as well as our history and access to different types of salt depending on where you are located. Today I am going to give you the ayurvedic perspective on salt. Because, as you might know, […]

Heal your PMS with Ayurveda

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I just want to start off this post by telling you that some of the most common health issues among my female clients are related to their menstrual cycles. Their complaints range from irregular cycles, painful menstruation, emotional imbalance to full-blown Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Ayurveda offers remedies and routines that deal with these health issues […]

Fruit with yoghurt? Ayurveda advises you not to do it

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I could talk about this all day, but the most important thing regarding fruit is how you digest it, as with anything if we take into account the ayurvedic principles. As you know, according to Ayurveda most diseases find their root cause in the digestive tract. Undigested food and waste materials (feces, urine, sweat…) that […]

Forget about the doshas!

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For a second. It is not that the doshas are not important, but it would be wrong to follow lifestyle guidelines purely based on one of the doshas. I will explain to you why. You see, I would like you to work with the qualities rather than just keeping the doshas in mind. Ayurveda is […]

3 books on Ayurvedic Remedies

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Today I would just like to include a short post to share a couple of books with you. Books with natural remedies always come in handy at home to check what you can do in case of illnesses, small ailments or even when accidents occur around the house. I would love to get your feedback […]

4 exercises for eye strength

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Many of us wear glasses for improved seeing from a distance, while other use glasses for Reading. It’s a fact that our lifestyle has changed over the past decades, as we spend more time indoors than we do outdoor, due to several reasons like office jobs, or maybe because of weather conditions, habits, diet, and activities. These factors play a huge role when it comes to looking at objects, hence we tend to look at objects close to us.

Ayurveda basics: agni, your digestive fire

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In ayurveda, when we evaluate someone’s health, one of the first things we do is look at the level their digestive fire. The agni represents the fire element and involves everything related to transformation. The main functions of agni are digestion, absorption and transformation of food and sensations into energy, since everything we ingest is […]

5 natural health tips for travellers

Nowadays we travel much more than we used to: we have an optimized infrastructure, flights are accessible to practically everyone compared to 50 years ago, and after the digital revolution we are more connected to each other than ever. Whether for work, study or personal reasons, we communicate with the rest of the world constantly […]

Stay healthy with homemade ghee

Ghee, also known as clarified butter, is the most used substance in the preparation of ayurvedic medication and it is considered best as the preparation for Panchakarma, the purification of the body. Ghee balance Vata dosha because of its oily properties, while it also pacifies Pitta being cold and sweet. Ghee boosts the effects of […]

Your Ayurvedic self massage in 8 steps

What do you think? Is it better to take a shower in the morning or at night? Or do you prefer to take a bath twice a day? I myself take a shower twice a day, but I am going to tell you why it is good to take a shower especially in the morning. […]

Dehydration increases your chance on disease

In general, most diseases are considered bad luck, thus we don’t choose to become sick. I don’t only refer to severe diseases but also to allergies or digestive problems. You will be surprised of how much control you have over your own health, more than you think. You might be dehydrated and not even know […]

Why thinking in boxes is unhealthy

Good or bad, fat or skinny, a lot of little, high or low, black or white… We consider it is normal and above all natural to compare between objects, people and situations. But judgement is something society taught us, starting by distinguishing between rich and poor, better or worse, abundance as the opposite of lack […]

Oil pulling: detoxing starts with your mouth

Start the day with a good detox of the mouth and your digestive system by Oil Pulling. This cleanse is found in the ancient Ayurvedic texts called Chāraka-samhita, written in the second century. When you get up in the morning, you take a big spoon of ecological, cold-pressed sesame oil and you swoosh it through the mouth […]