Ayurveda

Can The Curcumin In Turmeric Really Help With Everything?

Turmeric’s Benefits So many people are in search of the “wonder pill” that cures everything… without side effects. So far no one has found it. While not a cure-all, the Indian spice, turmeric may help across a variety of health issues. Turmeric’s benefits have been recognized for millennia in Ayurvedic medicine and now, with more …

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Medical Tourism Escalates: Sets Sights On Holistic Medicine

Medical Tourism Escalates As more American consumers become involved in their health decisions, there has been an uptick in medical tourism. One example is the increased traffic to Indian destinations where consumers can engage in Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine. Some make the trip because they suffer from an illness while other go in …

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Life Changes Lifestyle– Ayurvedic Supplements for Menopause: Do They Work?

Life Changes Lifestyle Many women contemplate that phase of Life when they undergo “The Change”. Menopause is natural, if inconvenient and sometimes unpleasant. As with many conditions, how we choose to address menopause matters greatly. Quite simply, life changes lifestyle. What we did at age 10 is different from age 20 and is different from …

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AYUSH Medicines Booming In India

AYUSH Medicines Booming India boasts one of the oldest medical systems in the world, Ayurveda. Now India is investing in the renewed interest of its non-conventional medical systems, AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, Naturopathy, Siddha, and Homeopathy). The new global interest has resulted in AYUSH medicines booming. This boom has attracted not only government investments but …

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How ghee, turmeric and aloe vera became India’s new instruments of soft power

Soft Power Revolution It is not often that world leaders try to assert the value of traditional medicine but it may well be a sign of the times. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has launched a soft power revolution to establish the “Indianness” of ayurveda, its ancient system of medicine. India’s prime minister is planning a …

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Most Popular Alternative Healing Therapies

Popular Alternative Healing Therapies Trying to stay healthy has been with us since the dawn of Humanity. Many popular alternative healing therapies have been around for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine like acupuncture and herbs started over 2,500 years ago. Ayurvedic Medicine started over 3,000 years ago in India. We exist at a great …

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Indian Gooseberry Health Benefits

Indian Gooseberry Health Benefits We are, admittedly, latecomers to recognize Indian gooseberry health benefits. Luckily people like Dr. Michael Greger and the scientists behind the research he reviews are not. Based on Dr. Greger’s insightful articles / videos, we wanted to understand more about the Indian gooseberry, or Amla, and found this nice overview of …

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Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to 3 scientists who discovered genes that control the ‘body clock’

Nobel Body Clock Research We never thought we would see a day when Body Clock research would win a Nobel Prize. It definitely should but still a surprise. It is especially odd to read press for a Nobel Prize in Medicine that contains language like “when our bodies should secrete hormones in harmony with the …

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Partners In Healing- Cancer survivor testifies to the ways of healing

Partners In Healing Mary Katzke’s film explores the healing power of integrative medicine.  We originally prepared a title with “integrative medicine” for this article. However, as we reflected on Mary’s story we realized she has the right title… Partners in Healing. This isn’t about any medicine really. It is very much about partnerships, respect, even …

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