Ayurveda is one of the world’s most ancient holistic healing systems, originating in India around 1000 BC. Its genesis comes from the Atharvaveda, a Vedic text. Over the next millennia, as people observed how to tune their bodies in response to disease and disbalance, several additional texts further developed the system,including disease treatment, drug usage, and rejuvenative and even surgical medicine. Today Ayurveda continues to evolve/adapt and be researched while being followed by over a billion people.
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Taste, or rasa in Ayurveda, is one of the most important ways we can influence our mind and body balance. In Ayurveda, taste is a much more important concept than we assume in the West. The six tastes in Ayurveda can powerfully influence our doshas by either increasing or balancing them, so it is crucial to use them properly to maintain good health.
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Intermittent fasting is one of today’s most popular health trends—just ask celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian or Jennifer Aniston. It has been shown to help slow aging, help with weight loss, and even lower people’s risk of having complications from COVID.
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