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?
Warm and Heavy Comforts Autumn is the season of withdrawal. It makes you want to put warm slippers on and enjoy a warm cuppa on the couch. After a long period of growth and production in spring and summer, nature is preparing to rest and gather strength for the growth season ahead in … [Read more...] about Warm and Heavy Comforts
Autumnal Cravings and Aversions Last night it rained heavily. The sun showed his face in the morning but, nevertheless, it was cold and damp. Autumn has broken the summer’s neck. It felt like on Tuesday we enjoyed our last summery day in Kensal; a heavy damp heat which, for certain, is … [Read more...] about Autumnal Cravings and Aversions
Green Magic - The power of chlorophyll The spring has turned into summer. We know this because the leaves in the trees have grown into full size. Who would have thought we experience three seasons during the lockdown? The start of the lockdown coincided with the start of the annual growth season. … [Read more...] about Green Magic – The Power of Chlorophyll
Social Isolation Time From an Ayurvedic perspective having a strong routine and a framework around which conduct our lives increases our tolerance levels and resilience. A solidly structured life decreases reactivity and reduces the incidence of losing control. But what if the … [Read more...] about Social Isolation Time
Ayurvedic Corona Virus Management Tips We are witnessing something unique happening to humankind and nature around us. Observing the process unfold moment by moment is humbling. Scary as this all might seem we are already noticing the nature starting to react when there is a reduced … [Read more...] about Ayurvedic Tips for Corona Virus Management
Ayurvedic Thoughts on Global Warming The climate change is real, most of us agree on that. Even many of the so-called deniers admit that the change is happening, although they may not agree on what or who has caused it. Nevertheless, the warming of our planet is a reality and we can observe it … [Read more...] about Ayurvedic Thoughts on Global Warming
Hello Vata my old friend, I’ve come to be with you again…. Oh boy, we are getting closer and closer to the climax of vata! Every time period of the year of a specific dosha exhibits an increasing amount of their characteristic attributes by the end of that period. Summer, the pitta period, is at … [Read more...] about The Ayurvedic Way Of Balancing and Regaining Energy During The Highest Vata Period