Ayurveda’s healing powers: Top research institutions conducting mega study on traditional Indian medicine

Article of interest published in International Business Times!

“A major study on Ayurveda’s healing powers is being conducted at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in California by looking at the genetic and cellular response to a whole systems approach on health and well-being…

Dr Rudolf Tanzi, a professor at the Harvard University and a co-researcher at the SBTI study argues the case for studying the branch of medicine and says, “Any scientist of worth will admit that most of time we are wrong. Just look back at science 100 years ago and ask how much is still correct today. Why would this not continue to be the case 100 years from now? Thus, it makes sense to look back to ancient remedies and wisdom, for example, as prescribed in ayurvedic medicine.” ”

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Ayurveda’s healing powers: Top research institutions conducting mega study on traditional Indian medicine

Bone Health

Did you know that Western doctors do not diagnose Osteoporosis until the patient has lost 75% of their bone density?!!! This is why it is important for us to take responsibility for our own health and aim at maintaining optimal wellness, rather than waiting for the diagnosis of doom from our MD. Luckily, maintaing good bone health is actually quite simple. The two main things you can do are:

1. engage in weight-bearing exercise on a regular basis (i.e. walking, dance, running, yoga asana)

2. eat an alkaline diet; that is a diet that is 75% fruits and vegetables.

When our diet is overly acidic, the body pulls calcium from our bones and into the bloodstream to alkalize. If we maintain alkaline blood, our body doesn’t have to strip our bones to balance our blood’s pH. The most acidic foods to avoid, or at least minimize are:

1. meat

2. alcohol

3. brown soda

4. white sugar

5. coffee

Thirteen Gems for Holiday Gift

In case you missed it the first time around, you can still purchase my charming little cookbook, Thirteen Gems, anytime from Blurb.com. It is a precious book full of totally original, tasty and nutritious vegetarian recipes.

Thirteen Gems makes a lovely holiday gift!