What is the best way to spend our days?It’s being in the now, of course. But, do you know how to be in the now, all the time? Has anyone told you how to avoid worrying about the future and/or ruminate on the past?The key for being and, most importantly, staying in the now, is to learn how to focus. … [Read more...] about Ayurveda happens in the NOW
The smart ones live by expending the least amount of energy in living well and being healthy. That’s how nature works: with the law of least effort. Forget no pain no gain! There is a way to use less amount of effort and gather more strength and energy.This tagline is also based on experience I’ve … [Read more...] about Ayurveda – The Smart Way to Live
Holiday Digestion and Alcohol Don’t worry, don’t hurry, take it easy. That’s already one good formula for an Ayurvedic holiday. Ayurveda focuses on keeping good digestion going and nothing helps gut function better than relaxing. Many tend to relax around a glass of cocktail under the sun. (That’s … [Read more...] about Holiday digestion and alcohol
Ayurvedic First Aid KitBloating must be the most annoying consequence of eating. Instead of remaining blissfully calm and sharp, you feel heavy and you can’t focus.The result of your food should be energy. If this is not the case, even if you eat plenty and healthily, you need to get the ayurvedic … [Read more...] about Ayurvedic First Aid Kit
Let’s talk about fasting since ‘tis the time!Many indigenous cultures described February, the late winter moon cycle, the toughest month of the year in terms of food supply, as Hunger Moon.Very little grows in nature right. Millions of years of foraging life on Earth in cyclic seasonal harvest … [Read more...] about Fasting under the Hunger Moon
Analysis47-year-old female with underlying Chronic Fatigue, acute BurnOut, Excess Weight, Skin problems, Lymphatic Congestion, Lump in the breastLocation: Wraxall Yard, Dorset, Jivita Ayurveda 12-day Panchakarma RetreatRead the full case study hereAyurvedically speaking, ME can be diagnosed a … [Read more...] about Residential Panchakarma – ME and Burnout – Case study
Ayurvedic model of living mirrors the way humans were originally designed to live, in harmony with the environment. The balance of life depends on how well we adjust to the changing environment and the everyday context with its sensory stimuli and social interactions. The state of balance is called … [Read more...] about The Rewards Are Far Greater Than The Efforts Put Into It
Why is gut health good for the brain? Ayurveda, backed up by the most recent scientific research (such as microbiology) regards the gut as the prime initiator of bodymind’s imbalances and disease. The ancient practices addressing gut health in order to reverse degenerative brain diseases and … [Read more...] about Why is gut health good for the brain?
Messages from the dark side This is going to be a confessional post. I often find myself having arguments in my head. I argue mostly with my sister, with my ex and with my partner. If there’s nothing to argue about, my mind invents them and go on creating arguments that never took place. It’s … [Read more...] about Messages from the Dark Side
Reset for Long Covid and Other Post Viral Conditions The most extraordinary health event in human history has left its mark in our society in many forms we still cannot even comprehend. One of them, however, is well known to many of us and at least we know someone who has it: the long covid.When … [Read more...] about Reset for Long Covid
Everything is allowed in Ayurveda - Even Mushrooms Truth be told, Ayurveda does not say no to any food items that are in the seasonaL, organic and local list. Nevertheless, I find endless reels, memes and writings about how you should not have mushrooms, peanuts, tomatoes, aubergines, potatoes, … [Read more...] about EVERYTHING IS ALLOWED IN AYURVEDA – EVEN MUSHROOMS
Placebo: Ayurveda’s big guns – the science behind itThe word placebo has gained some bad rap in the past years and to some extent it is understandable because it is hard to measure. What cannot be measured does not exist – or is it so?Before I continue explaining how placebo is something more … [Read more...] about Placebo: Ayurveda’s big guns – the science behind it
The fact of the matter is: you can eat yourself sick but can’t eat yourself back in health. Once unhealthy, there is no way you can keep eating and hoping to get healthy, no matter what you eat. That’s a bit thick coming from me, you might say. I am, after all, claimed to teach people on how … [Read more...] about You can’t eat yourself healthy
Hunger… is not pain it comes in waves is a sign of increasing digestive power, or agni One of the biggest achievements in my life, as a survivor of bulimia, has been to become comfortable with a feeling of hunger. Having spent my early adulthood surrounded by a media that promotes constant … [Read more...] about HUNGER
I’ve just burped up the aftertaste of some most excellent seasonal delights. You may say yuk but wait a moment: this is the best burp in the world, the one that brings back in the mouth the flavour of the most excellent food I've just enjoyed. It extends my dining experience a bit further, tickling … [Read more...] about Oops! Burp! I’ve had enough!
DHARMIC SYNCING I saw a young actor recently. Back home, lounging on the couch watching telly I told my partner about this exciting sighting. Somehow, I couldn’t for the world remember his name but, as if by magic, there he was on the TV screen, right at the moment I needed to know his name. What a … [Read more...] about Dharmic Syncing
Ayurvedic Match Making Have you ever wondered which body types go together well in a relationship? Match making is quite an intriguing topic when you consider all the qualities that are at play between the dosha types. Infinite scenarios pop into my imagination of opposites attracting or … [Read more...] about Ayurvedic Match Making
Detox Basics No time like spring time to be on a detox. If you are considering doing it you are timing it right because, right now, the body is keen on loosing releasing the extra pounds we've piled on. That fat is also the storage of toxins. Season appropriate weight loss diet is always the best … [Read more...] about Detox Basics – Considerations before starting
Safron Season My daughter brought me a beautiful purple crocus from the park. It had a the sweet and light fragrance of saffron. I remembered the times I’ve dreamt about being a farmer in the Mediterranean and particularly a crocus farmer.... My daughter almost got a bollocking for … [Read more...] about Saffron Season
Our Eating Habits: Amorous or Amoral? Remember the film Amelie? One of my all time favourites, filled with endearing characters, particularly the rude shopkeeper’s one armed assistant. His deep affection for the vegetables he sells struck a chord with me. Watching him lovingly caress his little … [Read more...] about Our Eating Habits: Amorous or Amoral?