Thursday, October 29, 2009

Yoga has been classically taught using the terminologies of Ayurveda, especially when describing the physical effects and benefits of various positions or asanas. On the other hand Ayurveda draws on yoga terminology and philosophy to explain the healing practices and holistic approach to life. Both Yoga and Ayurveda teach us to live according to our unique constitution or Doshas.

Yoga and Ayurveda go hand in hand and are the ancient life disciplines that have been practiced in India for a very long time. Yoga is the science of union with the Divine or with Truth, and Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is the healing side of Yoga, and Yoga is the spiritual tradition from which Ayurveda emerged

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ayruveda's 5000 year old tradition is based on food and herbs as the first medicine and key to health and vitality. Their cost effective efficacy without side effects has been creating more Ayurveda advocates in the modern western world lately. Clinics are popping up in several USA states.

Among rasayanas is Ghee, which goes a step further than clarified butter. Ghee is very cost effective because you can make it yourself from unsalted organic butter.

The other two are triphila and chyawanprash. Triphila is dispensed in tablets or powder form as an herbal supplement product containing three herbs. Triphila is not expensive, and the small daily amount required ensures your order will last for longer than a month, often much longer.

Chyawanprash can be used as a jam. Compared to not so beneficial jams on the market, it can be a bit pricey depending on the source. But only two teaspoons a day is sufficient to receive real health benefits. Compared to a lot of anti-aging formulas that have flooded the market, chyawanprash is quite cheap.

Both triphila and chyawanprash are able to be consumed every day for as long as desired or needed. There is no addiction or side effect issues. Most Ayurvedic doctors agree that the longer one takes them, the deeper the effects are. Besides their anti-aging properties, the rasayanas have many positive effects on the digestive system.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The modern method of detecting disease with medical exams and testing has nothing to do with prevention. By the time a physician has found something wrong, it’s often too late for treatment. Physical exams, mammograms, colonoscopies, and cholesterol tests are merely high tech methods for detecting late stage disease. The only physician who can truly prevent disease is you. You can create and maintain perfect health with the Ayurvedic knowledge of diet and routine you will find at

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ayurveda can cure hepatitis, sickle cell & cancer

B P Tamrakar, a professor of Ayurveda from Bhilai. He says that Ayurvedic medicines are like amrit or - and cure a disease completely by treating the root cause of the disease. Diseases like sickle cell, thalassemia, hepatitis B and E and even cancer, which remain a challenge for the Allopathic doctors, too can be treated and managed well with Ayurveda. Tamrakar says, "Ayurveda can cure sickle cell to about 90%, turn hepatitis B and E positive patients to negative and prolong the duration between blood transfusions required by a thalassemia patient. But this is possible with right integration of modern medicine with Ayurveda." He has treated 150 sickle cell patients, 70 hepatitis infections and is conducting research with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and College of Pharmacy, Delhi.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Jamnagar's Ayruveda university has started B.Sc in Yoga course from current academic year, currently this course has 50 seats out of which 10 are NRI seats, fees are nominal (.Rs.30,000. / 700$) for three year course.
This course is also recognized by the India's College Education committee UGC.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sodas Makes You Fat

A huge study in California has revealed that drinking soda drinks (fizzy drinks) makes people fat. The soda industry along with the producers of high fructose corn syrup that is often used in the drinks have been denying for years that there is any connection between drinking soda and putting on weight.

However, the rates of diabetes and obesity in America have been increasing year on year as the population drink ever larger amounts of sodas.

The study comprised of a questionnaire asking amongst other things, about the habit of soft drink use in 4,000 adolescents and 43,000 adults. The researchers concluded that just drinking one soda a day raised the risk of obesity by 27%. As a comparison, of all the adults who drank a minimum of one soda a day, 62% were obese or over weight.

The study also revealed that 24% of adults, 62% of adolescents and 41% of children drink at least one soda daily. This means that 39 ponds of liquid sugar are consumed yearly by the average Californian teenager.

The health cost of this excessive consumption of soda drinks is being met by the health care system and it is certain that obesity and diabetes is taking up a huge amount of the overall resources within the entire health care system. In particular, this is due to heart disease, cancer, depression and other diseases that cost a lot to treat.

The health care providers are now beginning to take note of how much soda drinks are contributing to the total health care cost for the nation.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

More Americans Today Willing to Try Alternative Medical Treatments Like Ayurveda

Santa Clarita, CA, October 10, 2009 --( There's a strong inclination today among many Americans to try alternative medicines, as Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with western medicine's inability to deal with many chronic disorders and illnesses. Americans are more than willing to explore and see if an alternative medicine like Ayurveda, a traditional form of East Indian medicine that originated thousands of years ago, that's gaining popularity in the U.S., could offer a better solution.

With over a fifth of American hospitals now offering some sort of alternative therapy along with conventional medicine, an astonishing one in three Americans have used — and are continuing to use some form of alternative or complementary medicines, most of them without informing their physicians.

As a complementary therapy Ayurveda's popularity in the U.S. is increasing. "There is a major push for study on Ayurveda in the United States,” says Dr. Daniel Furst, director of clinical research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, who led a study of rheumatoid arthritis to test combinations of allopathic and Ayurvedic treatments to determine efficacy. “It (Ayurveda) has been practiced for 3,000 years [in India]. No one will do it if it is garbage. It will gain credibility if adequately tested and will be used more.” Americans are spending billions on alternative medical treatments. And major hospitals and medical schools are embracing them.

Ayurveda addresses the well-being of the entire person. Herbs and minerals, nutrition and purification, affirmative ways of living are a few of the ways in which Ayurveda treats not just the ailment but the whole person, emphasizing prevention of disease to avoid the need for cure.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Herbs for Healthy Aging:

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha is a shrubby plant which offers tremendous potential as an energizing medicinal herb. Ayurvedic practitioners have used the roots of this plant for centuries with success as a tonic to increase vitality and longevity, as well as to treat health conditions as diverse as tumors and arthritis.Ashwagandha was tested for its anti-aging properties. The subjects experienced significant improvement in hemoglobin, RBC count, hair melanin, and seated stature. Serum cholesterol decreased and nail calcium was preserved, and 70 percent of the research subjects reported improvement in sexual performance.

Amla (Emblica officinalis). Amla is a rejuvenator. It has antioxidant properties and can counter the toxicity of heavy metals such as nickel, cobalt, arsenic, and mercury. It also provides protective properties after one has been exposed to toxic or carcinogenic chemicals.It has powerful anti-cancerous properties and has been used in cancer therapy to cut down the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. According to ancient Ayurvedic texts, one who consumes a rasayana with Amla as the main ingredient is one who will “live for a hundred years without any sign of decrepitude.” Among other things, Amla is one of the richest sources of natural vitamin C available and is well-known as a powerful immune support.

Shatawari (Asparagus racemosus). This herb has tonic, adaptogenic, alterative (curative), and aphrodisiac activities. It is used to treat debility and chronic diseases like infertility, impotence, menopause, lung abscesses, and chronic fevers, as well as stomach ulcers, hyperacidity, and hormonal imbalance and diarrhea. Decoctions of the herb have a soothing effect on dry and irritated membranes, making it useful in treating bronchitis and other respiratory ailments.As a rasayana, it is believed to bring all of the body’s fluids into balance.

Trifala (Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, and Emblica officinalis). Trifala is another adaptogen. The combined herbs are synergistic and have digestive and eliminative actions. It has anti-parasitic, anti-yeast, anti-bacterial, and antihistaminic properties. It improves the flow of bile, lowers cholesterol, and can be used as adjuvant in chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Shilajeet (Mineral pitch). Shilajeet is a rich source of naturally occurring minerals. Russian athletes used it as a nonsteroidal body builder and stamina enhancer. Ayurvedic medicine considers it as an aphrodisiac, a tonic for the kidneys and prostate. It helps with benign prostate enhancement and is an immune enhancer.In Ayurveda, Shilajit is considered a rasayana herb and an adaptogen.4 The substance has been found to contain at least 85 minerals in ionic form, as well as humic acid and fulvic acid. Clinical research has been conducted to determine Shilajit’s pharmacological activity, and the results have confirmed its traditional uses in treating impotence, sterility, mental diseases, and for improving memory and learning.

Pippli (Piper longum). Pippli helps in digestion, and enhances acid and enzyme secretions. It significantly enhances the absorption of nutrients, herbs, and drugs, and has shown anti-allergic, anti-asthmatic, and powerful anti-parasitic actions.Ancient Ayurvedic texts list Pippli as one of the most powerful rasayana herbs, which means that it is a valuable longevity enhancer. It is also considered a purifying herb, with soothing qualities that help improve the quality of sleep.