Tag Archives: diet

Ama Nidana: Causes + Symptoms Of Undigested Food And Metabolic Toxins

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What Is Ama? The word ‘ama’ is the combination of ‘am’ dhatu (tissue) with ‘nich’ pratyaya1. Ama is a Sanskrit term for ahaar (food) that is absorbed into the system without being properly digested. The word ama found in Ayurvedic medical literature basically means incompletely fermented and unripened substances.2 The …

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Finding Your Satmya: The Ayurvedic Diet And Lifestyle That Works Best For You

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Here we take a look at what satmya is, the Ayurvedic perspective on satmya and how this concept can help you find the best diet and lifestyle practices for yourself. Satmya, pronounced “sat-mae-ya” is a Sanskrit word that is often used in Ayurveda. It basically means “wholesome adaptation through gradual change” 1 Satmya means suitability to those …

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Dysmenorrhea Symptoms, Causes + Ayurvedic Remedies, Yoga For Painful Menstruation, Cramps

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Menstrual pain or dysmenorrhea is centered mostly in the lower abdomen and lower back. Here we look at Ayurvedic remedies for menstrual pain along with yoga, dietary, and lifestyle recommendations for menstrual pain relief. Some surveys now estimate that almost 50% of all women experience some degree of painful menstruation. …

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What Is Ratricharya? Ayurvedic Nightly Regimen: Dietary + Lifestyle Guidelines For Nighttime

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Ayurveda gives high importance to both preventive and curative aspects of health. We all are familiar with the definition of health according to the World Health Organization. Health, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the …

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Ajirna: An Ayurvedic Perspective on Indigestion + Ayurvedic Remedies

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Whether it is heartburn, stomach ache, malabsorption, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, ulceration or other GI conditions, most people experience some manifestation of indigestion (ajirna) in their lives. Here, we take a look at the causes and Ayurvedic remedies for indigestion. From an Ayurvedic perspective, the root cause of these indigestion symptoms …

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What Is Rtucharya? Ayurvedic Seasonal Living: Summer Diet + Lifestyle Guidelines

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Here we take a look at what rtucharya is and what Ayurveda prescribes for the summer including lifestyle guidelines, summer diet, and herbs for the summer season. Ayurveda emphasizes a rhythmic and cyclical view of life. These rhythms are characterized largely by the fluctuations of elements and doshas both within an individual’s …

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