The Five Elements – Balancing Mind/Body with Food

Seeing aspects of the world as reflected through the lens of the five great elements - ether, air, fire, water and earth -  has provided me many practical tools in understanding and addressing my own health and well-being.  (click here for overview of the Five Elements). The most practical of which is balancing the mind/body ...


The Five Elements – Overview

A concept of Ayurveda that intrigues me immensely is the “Panchamahabhutas” (in sanskrit) or, the five great elements.  For some reason this overarching frame of reference makes absolute sense to me, and in my eyes provides a beautiful depiction of the interconnection of all things and fluctuation of our various states of being. According to Ayurveda, ...


Apples

Malus domestica From the “forbidden fruit” to “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” - apples have been in the limelight throughout human history.  The latter phrase seems to hold more truth.  Apples have proven to be a highly nutritious fruit. And, it seems that the traditional use of term apple in religion, mythology and ...