The Ayurvedic Approach to Menopause

Menopause is the phase of a woman’s life when her hormone balance changes, and she eventually stops menstruating. About 25% of women really have virtually no symptoms and about 25% of women have quite troublesome symptoms. The other 50% in the middle have milder-to-moderate degrees of symptoms. Menopause seems to be a modern problem. Many [...]

Did you know that your body is made up of 60% water? This means that, apart from air and food, water is very important for your health. Water is used in the body for many functions: To flush out wastes, through the kidneys, the skin, and the bowels To regulate body temperature, by sweating To [...]

There are many natural ways to improve male fertility Infertility is an issue that affects approximately 1 in 6 couples in New Zealand. Of these: approximately 35% of infertility is a problem solely of the female another 35% is a problem solely with the male in about 25% of cases there is a problem found [...]

Ayurvedic Tips for Asthma

People with asthma need to take more care during the Spring/Summer season. There can be many reasons behind asthma, such as air pollution, increased mould growth, high humidity environment; all these can trigger asthma conditions in adults as well as children. According to Ayurveda, asthma is caused by an accumulation of impurities that disrupt the delicate biochemistry [...]

The Ayurvedic Five Elements

The ayurvedic Five Elements have been the basis of Ayurveda for thousands of years. In fact, it is very similar to the ancient Greek Five Elements, and it is believed the Greeks and Indians influenced each other. While not used much by modern ayurvedics, the Five Elements are still considered when traditional practitioners (Vaidyas) diagnose [...]

Stress is a necessary part of life, and also of growth. Without physical stress, our muscles cannot develop, and we cannot build endurance. This is called “eustress” or good stress. When the body is stressed by a threatening or challenging event, the adrenal glands secrete adrenalin, which prepares the body for “Fight-or-Flight.” After the threatening [...]

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