Alternative Medicine

Published on December 1st, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli


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. Lisa Hicks has written about how to work within Ayurvedic principles into our life in the midst of chilly winter weather. Her tips include enjoying lots of hearty stews, increasing your superfood intake, cooking beans properly to incorporate into our meals, and taking time to relax during this stressful season.

Check out Lisa’s article here: Ayurvedic Veganism: Surviving the Winter

If you’ve not yet checked out elephant journal, now would be a good time! It’s a great, writer-supported website full of health, yoga, spirituality, and green news. You can view up to three articles per day, or you can pay them $1/month to get unlimited elephant access. You’ll want to, trust me!

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About the Author

A vegan chef, cookbook author, educator, writer, surfer, and yogi based in Honolulu, Andrea is also the Accounts Manager for Important Media. Follow her foodie adventures at, Vibrant Wellness Journal, and Eat Drink Better. Find more from Andrea on Facebook and Instagram

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