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Ayurvedic Healing for Modern Times

Ayurveda is the holistic Indian health system, considered a ‘sister science’ to yoga. Ayurveda is based on finding  physical and mental harmony with nature, leading to a better balanced self. This ancient but modern healing system has been practiced for more than 5,000 years in India and beyond. In fact, many other ancient healing traditions, […]

September 11th

A Tri-Doshic Meal in 20 Minutes!

Maybe we should start from the beginning.  “What does Tri-doshic even mean?”  To answer that question, let’s begin with a quick introduction to Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old system of natural healing that originates from India. It is a life science  (“Ayur” means “life” and “veda” means science or knowledge) that is based […]

July 7th

Natural Healing for the Flu

Today VWJ chats with Elizabeth Ross, an acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner based on Oahu. She graduated from the World Medicine Institute and has been practicing for many years in Hawaii. Recently, Dr. Ross and I came down with the same flu at the same time, so I was interested in her approach to […]

January 4th

surviving the winter with Ayurveda

The healing practice of Ayurveda is a holistic, healing tradition from India. Like many Eastern medicine philosophies, Ayurveda relies primarily on the wondrous properties of herbs and foods to heal, nourish, and sustain us through our lives. But, according to this great article from elephant journal, Ayurvedic medicine doesn’t always translate into our modern lives. […]

December 1st