Complete personalized protocol tailored to your unique needs & health goals
What are ayurvedic treatments like?
Ayurveda recognizes that everything has the potential to be medicine and everything has the potential to be poison. It always depends on for whom, when and how much.
Examples of recommendations I’ve shared with clients in the past include:
Practice 5 minutes of alternate nostril breathing shortly after waking up
Make lunch your biggest meal of the day
Eat a thin slice of fresh ginger with a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lime 15 minutes before mealtimes
Minimize wheat, dairy and sugar. If you are going to eat them, have them with lunch
Massage your feet and head with oil an hour before bedtime
How long does it take?
Ayurveda takes a slow and steady approach—this is a commitment. It’s not going to be a quick fix, but will give you lasting results in the long run
If you feel busy all the time, you need a routine! Ayurveda has lots of direction to offer here…Implementing an Ayurvedic lifestyle gives you more time, space and energy
You’ve got lifetime access to this course, so go at a pace that feels right for you
What is holistic healing?
Holistic healing looks at the whole of your life when assessing your health - what you eat, what you do, what your relationships are like, what your climate is like, what your work is like, etc. Holistic healing recognizes that health involves complex, intricate relationships within the body and the outside world and takes the time to explore each nook and cranny.
Is this just about nutrition?
No, this is a comprehensive program that also encompasses lifestyle changes and self care practices—but we break them down into small steps so you won't feel overwhelmed
Do I need to be a vegetarian?
Eat Indian food?
Be a yogi?
Adopt a particular religion or spiritual perspective?
Spend a lot of money on herbs and supplements?
No, quite the opposite - you’ll discover how simple and free medicine can be!
Is there a particular diet you’re supposed to follow?
No. There are dietary guidelines based on your body type and health goals that can be applied to any diet.
Do I have to abandon Western medicine?
No way! Ayurveda can compliment Western medicine—doesn’t have to be one or the other
Who do you go to for Ayurveda?
Outside of India, most people go to an Ayurveda practitioner. Within India, many people see Ayurvedic doctors.
Where do you find an ayurvedic practitioner?
Ayurveda is currently an unlicensed medical profession in most countries outside of India, so there isn’t a formal organization of those who practice. Many people find practitioners locally at wellness centers or via word of mouth. The National Ayurvedic Medical Association is one resource some folks use to find practitioners within the US.
Why see an Ayurvedic practitioner vs a doctor?
You don’t have to choose one or the other.
Western medicine is great at dealing with emergencies and acute conditions. The premise of Western medicine is to prescribe medication to alleviate symptoms.
Ayurveda recognizes that every body is unique and there are no one size fits all solutions. Ayurveda generally seeks to get to the root cause of imbalance by taking an in depth look at the client’s life.
Diet and lifestyle are the primary means of addressing imbalances. Herbal medicines are prescribed as a last resort.
Ayurveda practitioners generally spend much more time with a client than a doctor does.
Ayurveda excels at addressing chronic conditions.
You can employ both Ayurveda and Western medicine to achieve your health goals.
Is there scientific research to back it up?
Ayurvedic medicine is based on thousands of years of anecdotal experience and the study of patterns in nature and people
There are modern day scientific studies that have proven what Ayurveda has known for centuries
What are the 3 Ayurvedic types?
Ayurveda describes 3 doshas which are energetic forces in the body and nature. They are known as:
Vata - the energy of movement and inspiration
Pitta - the energy of transformation
Kapha - the energy of growth, nourishment and lubrication
Your specific combination of the 3 doshas determines your body type.
Where did Ayurveda come from?
Ayurveda originated in the region now known as India and is discussed in the ancient Vedic texts. Ayurveda evolved both as folk medicine in that region - passed down orally and culturally - and as a formal medical science with 8 branches of specialty.