The Science of Natural Healing

Natural Medicine

Key Principles of Ayurveda: Dhatus (Tissues) & Srotas (Channels)

Ayurveda recognizes seven bodily tissues (Dhatus): rasa (plasma i.e. serum, white blood cells, lymphatic system), rakta (red blood cells), mamsa (muscle), medda (fat), asthi (bones and cartilage), majja (bone marrow, nerve tissue, connective tissue), shukra/artava (male/female reproductive organs). The first and most important Dhatu is Rasa because this tissue feeds all the other six tissues in a chronological order. If the metabolism (Agni) of a Dhatu is impaired, this will

How to Balance Air Element: Vata Dosha

In this post, I discuss the symptoms that manifest due to the over accumulation of the air element also known as the Vata dosha, and how to use nutrition and lifestyle to bring the body and the mind back to balance. The main function of the Vata dosha in the body is movement and catabolic changes. Ninety percent of illnesses or diseases are caused by an imbalance in the Vata dosha. Therefore it is important to understand the symptoms so that you can correct the imbalance befo

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