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.

Improving Digestion Without Increasing Vata

According to Ayurveda, good digestion is the key to good health. When one’s digestion has been compromised, a light diet is often recommended to help to get out digestive “fire” back to strength. Recently someone expressed concern about adopting this light diet. His concern was that he did not want to lose weight or increase…

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Daily Oil Massage Promotes Health and Longevity

One the top recommendations that is given to guests at The Raj Ayurveda Health Spa is to add daily oil massage to their daily routine when they return home. The effects of daily Ayurveda oil massage (recommended before bathing in the morning) are multifold: Not only will a morning oil massage help pull toxins from…

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Ayurveda Provides a Leading-Edge Approach to Arthritis

Ayurveda often connects joint pain to Vata dosha. While other factors contribute to the development of arthritis and joint pain, an imbalance in Vata dosha is almost always involved. For this reason, one of the most important Ayurvedic recommendations for balancing Vata is regularity in one’s daily routine: eating at the same, exercising at the…

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Avoiding Flair-ups of Psoriasis with Ayurveda

Psoriasis is a complex disorder involving both the skin and the joints, which are governed by Pitta and Vata, respectively. While only an Ayurvedic pulse assessment can reveal an individual’s exact needs, imbalances of both Pitta and Vata are usually at the root of this problem. The end of summer and beginning of fall can…

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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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