By Linda Egenes and MAPI staff writers When spring rolls around, it’s a relief to shed winter hats, boots and coats. But for most of us, it’s not so easy to shed the extra pounds that we may have put on over the winter. Yet spring is the perfect time to detox and lighten up. [...]
By Linda Egenes and MAPI staff writers You toss. You turn. You count sheep. But still your mind is whirling. For 50 percent of the nation’s population, getting a good night’s sleep is harder than mining gold. Below are some simple yet powerful tips for falling asleep faster that can help tremendously. Researchers have identified [...]
By Linda Egenes and MAPI staff writers. When I was a teenager my skin was a huge challenge. Blemishes and an oily nose were two problems I remember—not to mention blotchy coloring. Now that I’m more worried about wrinkles than acne, I’ve found out something that brings my quest for healthy skin full circle—antioxidants. Yes, [...]
An Interview with Sankari Wegman, Ayurvedic Consultant at The Raj Ayurveda Health Spa By Linda Egenes For many women today, it’s hard to find a moment to breathe, let alone take care of your health. Whether you’re working in the office or in the home, raising your children or caring for elderly parents—it’s a balancing [...]
By Linda Egenes and MAPI staff writers Americans spend millions every year on expensive power bars and shakes to power up sagging energy levels or to replenish themselves after a workout. If you’re spending your money on power bars, you might want to consider a different approach. Power foods are not a modern invention—Ayurveda has [...]
We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” To most people this means simply that the vitamins, carbs, and proteins in food build the cells, blood and bones of your body. But in Maharishi Ayurveda, “You are what you eat” means something far more subtle and powerful. Food is known to directly influence [...]
According to Maharishi Ayurveda, fatigue is caused by overuse, misuse or no use of the mind, emotions or body. Misuse is doing something that is against your nature. If you are an honest person, and you find yourself in a situation where you feel pressured to lie or cheat, that misuse of your mental faculties could cause you to feel fatigued.
You know the feeling—you dread going to bed because you aren’t going to fall asleep anyway. If stress is keeping you awake at night, you aren’t alone. Millions of Americans have fallen into a vicious cycle, with stress during the day causing them to be too tense or worried to sleep well at night. And [...]
Soaking up the sun’s rays used to be considered a safe summer pastime. My friends would slather suntan oil over their bodies and relax in the sun for hours. Somehow I never got the hang of it, though—I felt hot and irritated, and no matter how hard I tried to get a tan, I’d usually [...]
Finding healthy food for kids can be a struggle, especially in summer, when everyone wants to kick back and relax. It helps to have an alternative plan to junk food already in hand. Here are three recipes from the book Super Healthy Kids: A Parent’s Guide to Maharishi Ayurveda, which I co-authored with Dr. Kumuda Reddy, M.D.
These recipes are easy, quick and healthy—and your kids will love them.
As more and more Americans work hard to keep the pounds off, an interesting study shows that when you eat is just as important as what you eat for weight loss. According to a study recently published by researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, mice dropped 40% of their weight just by not [...]
Non-cystic acne is the scourge of teenagers and usually disappears once past those difficult years, but for some it continues on and off all their life. From the ayurvedic perspective minor acne can involve all three doshas…
Every year when the spring grasses grew long enough for their first haircut, Carolyn’s nose started running
and her eyes itched so much she had to miss work. Then Carolyn started an ayurvedic alternative allergy treatment…
You toss. You turn. You count sheep. But still your mind is whirling. For 50 percent of the nation’s population, getting a good night’s sleep is harder than mining gold. The below simple yet powerful tips for falling asleep faster can help tremendously. Researchers have identified lack of sleep as a cause of many significant [...]
When spring rolls around, it’s a relief to shed winter hats, boots and coats. But for most of us, it’s not so easy to shed the extra pounds that we may have put on over the winter. Yet spring is the perfect time to detox and lighten up. According to Maharishi Ayurveda, the wet, cool [...]