Mind-Body Health

One of the human body’s most masterful tricks is its ability to give us clues about what’s going on inside. These biological breadcrumbs can alert us to potential health concerns before they become serious—and in many cases—give us a chance to reverse damage. Premature wrinkles, skin tone, the...Read More
Few physiological processes in life generate so many expectations as menopause. It encompasses a range of changes, from physical and psychological to social and cultural. Menopause is the process by which the female ovaries cease the hormonal production of estrogen and progesterone, and therefore...Read More
An excerpt from Michelle’s book, The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle, New World Library, May 12, 2015. When we think of health, we often refer to the physical body. If the body is strong and pain free, we declare that we are healthy. But if the body is...Read More
The Ayurvedic formulary describes hundreds of plants that have the ability to keep us healthy as well as help us heal from disease. One of the most well-known and commonly used herbs is triphala, which means “three fruits.” As its name implies, triphala is a combination of the fruits of three...Read More
Birth control is one of the most challenging decisions women have to make. Choosing which contraceptive method to use can be overwhelming. There is so much information, and scientific advances regarding hormonal contraception can change very quickly leaving women and their partners with more doubts...Read More
With Vata as your predominant dosha, you love to be spontaneous and creative. You can easily get so absorbed in a creative project that you forget to eat and stay up half the night. Of all the doshas, Vata types tend to have the most inconsistent daily routine. You might wake up at 6 a.m. one...Read More
Finding balance is one of the greatest challenges in an ever-changing world. And keeping yourself balanced is difficult enough before you add children to the mix. They too have their own doshas and their own daily imbalances, and it can be tricky to figure out what to do to help create harmony for...Read More
When choosing the right, or “best” physician, the first step is to remember that you’re choosing the best physician for you, as an individual. This takes into account your definition of health and your goals for healing and wellness. Your best physician is one who shares your perspective on health...Read More