What Is Ayurveda?
Fondly referred to as “The Mother of Medicine,” Ayurveda has been around over 5,000 years. A Natural Health approach that originated in the Vedic civilization of ancient India, and has been in continuous use ever since.
What Can Ayurveda Do for You?
Ayurveda gives us a new angle on understanding ourselves that is very comprehensive, simple, natural and powerful–and easily translated into a highly personalized approach to our health.
Ayurveda is as simple and intuitive as knowing your own self. Most people quickly find that the concepts and guidelines of Ayurveda “make sense” and that Ayurveda starts to explain their symptoms and tendencies–how and why certain foods, habits, stressors, personalities, environments, seasons and weather make them feel either better or worse.
Nature’s Own “Personalized Medicine”—Healing According to Your Mind-Body Type
Based on your own unique symptoms and tendencies, you will be guided in choosing foods, herbs, exercise, and lifestyle choices specifically for your needs, to help heal chronic imbalances and to optimize your health so you feel at the “top of your game” every day.
Ayurveda is fun, easy to use, deeply nurturing and soothing, rejuvenating and beautifying. It’s safe, effective, and scientifically validated by a growing body of research.
How Is Ayurvedic Healing Different?
First let’s briefly consider how health and healing are usually approached today. Conventional medicine looks at the body as a kind of sophisticated machine with a number of systems that operate basically autonomously–the nervous system, the digestive system, the musculoskeletal system, the cardiovascular system, etc. Conventional medicine assigns a different type of doctor for each system.
Our chronic health problems get treated by several doctors, each diagnosing and prescribing medications for our various symptoms, all too often leaving us feeling worse, not better, as drugs interact to create new symptoms, which are treated with even more drugs…in a vicious, downward cycle.
This fragmented approach can be life saving in emergencies, but for chronic, non-life-threatening problems, our bodies tend to get a lot of treatment, but not a lot of healing.
How Does Ayurvedic Healing Work?
Rather than look at the body as a collection of systems and treating each one separately, Ayurveda looks at what is common to all of the systems, and identifies three basic functions common to every system, organ, tissue and cell. And these three basic functions are those that are essential for life at any level: 1) movement and flow, 2) digestion and metabolism and 3) physical structure and substance.
Each of these three functions of movement, metabolism, and structure are governed by an inner program–or intelligence–that guides their normal functioning. These three “body-guides”–traditionally called or vata, pitta and kapha are not only the functions themselves and their activity, but also the inner intelligence or “software program” of the body that guides them.
The Three Doshas and Your Health
When the three basic functions, or doshas, are doing their job perfectly, then we have good health. If not, the body starts to go out of balance, and eventually symptoms appear that can develop to outright disease if not corrected.
Rather than wait for disease to start, Ayurveda teaches us how to keep our bodies in balance through proper diet and lifestyle suited to our individual nature, and how to correct imbalances early – before they develop into disease.
Creating Health Right
While Ayurveda offers preventative health care, it is relevant and useful to everyone. If you already have a significant health problem, Ayurveda will help you identify the imbalances underlying your disorder, and help correct them to promote true healing. When you learn about Ayurveda, you will learn what specific aspects of your diet and lifestyle are contributing to your imbalances, and what adjustments to make to help your body heal.
The foundation of radiant health depends on handling two very important areas of your life: digestion and stress.
Digestion: Critical for maintaining your body in a healthy state, your digestion has to be at it’s peak performance.
Your Nervous System: Governs the functioning of your hormones and every cell of your body, allows you to tolerate stress, and have a healthy immune system.
By following the Nourish Myself program, you will learn how to correct imbalances in both systems–through diet, herbs and lifestyle approaches.
Take the Dosha Quiz to identify which of your three doshas is causing the symptoms you may be having. Then, you’ll receive personalized tips, along with diet, herbal and lifestyle guidelines to help you digest better, cleanse and nourish your system, and begin to look health and radiant! Whatever your dosha imbalance, applying even one or two of my tips you’ll notice results within as little as a few days.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Nourish Myself services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this website is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. For more information pertaining to your personal needs please consult a medical doctor.