Coconut Aminos vs Soy Sauce

Can we occasionally use it as soy sauce substitute - Coconut Aminos: Dear Divya: Occasionally perhaps, but keeping in mind that it will be pitta aggravating … [Read more...]

Is it ok to cook Avocados?

“Dear Vaidyaji, Is it OK to cook Avocados or it should be had raw always? Thanks, Pavithra” Vaidya replies: Dear Pavithra: cooking avocados is not a good idea because avocado oil and other nutrients in avocado are very heat sensitive. … [Read more...]

Have your Ginger and Eat it too!

In the herbal treasure cove of Ayurveda, there is one herb that shines brighter and carries an epithet none other does: ginger, and it is called “vishwa bhesaj” - universal or global medicine. Of course, modern research is also in on the great … [Read more...]

Vaidya answers your questions: Castor oil for joint pain? and Prakrit and Triphala differences

What’s the Difference between Prakrit and High Pitta Triphala? John S. What is the difference between what Triphala or Pitta Triphala Tablets do for the digestive system and what do Prakrit Tablets do for the digestive system ? And are there … [Read more...]

This Summer, Make More Ojas to Keep Pitta in Check!

“Hi! Am having a tough time with dehydration/cooling off this summer. Wondering if there is a pitta pacifying product I can add to my water to help with this. I had been adding lemon juice, but a friend told me it aggravates pitta. Is this … [Read more...]

Balance Pitta Without Aggravating Vata

  "Greetings, Which one of your tea formulas is most appropriate for morning tea before breakfast?  I am a pita with slight vata imbalance. LOVE every product I ever purchased from you, except the Triphala ghee, the aroma is unpleasant to … [Read more...]

Gain Fat and Strengthen Bones

"Respected sir, I am 38/F/5’2″, wt. 44 kg, mother of two kids, having lean and thin body. Facing problem of cracking sound in bones. I have vitamin D and magnesium deficiency. Tried Ashwagandha and shatavari for 2 weeks but got acne on forehead and … [Read more...]

Heartburn and Stress

"Hi, From past few days I have been suffering with heart burning sensation, its getting severe after brushing in the morning, so immediately after brushing am unable to take anything. Even if I drink water its not coming down. And one more thing, … [Read more...]

Make your own Digestive SVA Spice-Mix, and Mouth-Freshener with Fennel and Ajwain Seeds

Ill-health starts with poor digestion. Eating an easy-to-digest freshly prepared meal is ideal, but sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we may end up eating something heavy, or not-so-terribly-fresh, or suiting our body's needs. This SVA … [Read more...]

“Lights On!” Inside and Out: Total SVA Eye Care with Marma and Ayurvedic Herbs

Without our eyes we would not only not see the world we live in, but we would also not be connected to our inner light, says Vaidya Mishra. Our "inner light" is our "satwa," the incandescent source that keeps us connected to cosmic life. In SVA, we … [Read more...]