Seasonal Tips and Updates

Stay inspired with useful tips that can help you maintain a healthy Ayurvedic lifestyle all year round. The goal of The Raj Blog is to make the knowledge of Ayurveda simple and easy for you to understand and to integrate into your daily life. While Ayurveda is indeed an ancient science, its wisdom is timeless and it is a valuable resource for creating balance in our modern lives.

Keeping Kids Healthy

From an Ayurvedic perspective, kids are inherently healthy. Then why do we think that colds, fevers, allergies, earaches and sore throats are a natural part of childhood? The traditional medical view is that kids get sick with colds, flu and other common illness because their immune system is untested and they have not previously been…

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Avoiding Hay Fever: Making a Healthy Transition from Summer to Fall

September is an especially important time of the year for those who suffer from hay fever. You can more fully enjoy the crisp, clear days of the new season by taking some simple steps to address Pitta imbalances and impurities that may have accumulated throughout the summer. It is important to appreciate the huge changes that…

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Ayurveda Tips for Nourishing the Brain

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dementia, a brain disorder affecting the parts of the brain controlling thought, memory and language. About 4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s and the number of cases are expected to quadruple by 2050. Ayurveda, the original health science of India, offers much needed knowledge on how to…

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Are Harmful Toxins Hiding in Your Fat Cells?

You can eat right, exercise regularly, take vitamins and herbal supplements, even meditate to get rid of stress—but in our modern industrial age, this still may not be enough to stay healthy. More and more, research suggests that reducing environmental toxins is a necessity. Hazardous industrial chemicals absorbed by the body have been linked to…

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An Ayurveda Approach to Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that affects an estimated 10 million people, mostly women, in the United States alone. It is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, concentration issues, fatigue, sleep problems and mood swings. The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person. People who suffer from fibromyalgia are not actually more sensitive to stimulus…

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Taste: Your Mind/Body Messenger

When you sit down to eat, slowly savoring the blends of spices and sauces in your freshly cooked meal, instantaneous messages from your taste buds prepare your stomach for digestion. Tasting and smelling food triggers our salivary glands and digestive “juices”. Without them, our stomachs wouldn’t be ready for food, and we’d have trouble digesting…

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Ayurvedic Tips for Summer Skin Care

During the heat of the summer, most people can benefit from a skin care approach that pacifies Pitta dosha. The exception is for those who find themselves with excessively oily skin all year: they may benefit from a Kapha pacifying approach, even in the summer months. KNOWING YOUR SKIN TYPE Vata Vata skin is generally…

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Getting the Most From Your Fruits and Vegetables

With the fullness of summer comes bustling farmers’ markets and overflowing shelves in the fruit and vegetable sections of our grocery stores. It is the time of the year when the availability of local produce is at its peak. Indulge! Studies have shown that eating seven or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day…

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Meditation and Yoga Change How Our DNA Is Expressed

Meditation, Yoga and other “mind-body interventions” (MBIs) has been shown to reverse the damaging effects of stress and anxiety on the level of our DNA. When our body becomes stressed, our sympathetic nervous system (SNS) goes into survival mode and tells our body to increase the production of a molecule called Nuclear Factor kappa B,…

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Ayurvedic Approach to Menopause: Balance is the Key!

Menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing large amounts of estrogen and progesterone, two hormones intimately involved with the menstrual cycle. Modern medicine tends to view this process as an unhealthy state of deficiency. This is because certain diseases have been shown to be related to the lack of hormones in a woman’s body. For…

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