Ayurvedic Guidelines for Daily Routine: Living in Sync with Nature’s intelligence 

Ayurveda recommends a healthy, consistent daily routine (Dinacharya) based on the 3 pillars of health, (including proper digestion and elimination, proper rest and sleep, and moderation/discipline in lifestyle) which is Synched with the cycles of Nature, including the daily circadian rhythm cycle, seasonal cycles or cycles of Aging.

A regular practice like above which is synced with the Intelligence of Nature, is more potent and helpful than medicine, by bringing the body, mind, emotions, and spiritual elements back to balance. It also helps rest the nervous system by decreasing decision fatigue by following a grounding, soothing, healing, personalized routine which is in contrast with present hectic and unsettling lifestyle.

The Ayurvedic routine creates a series of comforting reference points throughout the day which are very reassuring and rejuvenating to the cellular intelligence and the nervous system, a much needed, welcome break.

So, all of us are welcome to start living with some more self-care, filled with love and compassion towards ourselves, as much as we offer it to the outside world.

You can start practicing couple of these tiny habits gradually and make it manageable for yourself, rather than overwhelming. You can pick up the habits which you feel comfortable doing on a regular basis, or just try them for fun.

Stay committed and relaxed, add things realistically, be predictable and well-paced.

Remember to have self-compassion all through the process!

Here are the brief recommendations below:

-Morning:

  • Wake up before Sunrise, which is the perfect time for the nature’s quietude, light and peaceful energies.
  • Eliminate in the morning to help with early detoxification (bowels and urination)
  • Wash face and eyes with a cool splash of water to drive away the remnant drowsiness and induce freshness.
  • Drink a glass of pure warm water with lemon juice on rising to promote detoxification.
  • Sit down to meditate, enjoy the stillness outside and within, say a prayer, or focus on your breath for a few minutes.
  • Be grateful, reflecting on the blessings in your life.

Cleansing:

  • Clean tongue by scraping 3-5 times, back to front to help detoxify
  • Oil pulling for 2-5 minutes after or before brushing your teeth. Massage gums.
  • Nasya, lubricate nasal passages, or practice nasal rinsing.
  • Practice Yoga, or Stretch and flex your body, to 50% of your capacity.
  • Self-massage with the right kind of oils, try to massage all body parts
  • Take a nice warm shower to rinse off excess oils, with minimal soap use

Food:

  • Eat 3 consistent timed meals a day, or as per your true hunger.
  • Eat foods which are seasonally appropriate and as per your body type and imbalance.
  • Try to include all 6 tastes into your meals
  • Try to minimize snacking in between meals.
  • Eat mindfully, in a pleasant state of mind , with loved ones
  • Eat while sitting comfortably
  • Try to eat when truly hungry
  • Avoid eating when angry or upset
  • Largest meal preferably at noon, medium breakfast and earlier, lighter dinner.

-Afternoon:

  • Establish a consistent, predictable work and rest schedule.
  • Focus on cleaning and decluttering your work and home environment to facilitate good energetic flow.
  • Develop mutually nurturing relations in your interaction with others during the day
  • Be of service to others when possible.

-Evening and bedtime

  • Allow time for proper rest and winding down as needed.
  • Perform the evening routine of brushing, cleaning face and massaging feet etc.
  • Sit down to meditate, say a prayer, do body scanning, progressive muscle relaxation or focus on your breath for a few minutes.
  • Be grateful, reflecting on the blessings during your day.
  • Try to establish a consistent bedtime, preferably by 10 pm, to honor the cyclical energies of nature.

Here is a list of some great websites related to Food, Water, Environment, Climate, Organic Gardening, Hunger etc.

Please let us know if you need any other weblink added to this list to benefit other people.

FOOD-RELATED WEBSITES OF INTEREST

Organic Foods

Organic Consumers Association
www.purefood.org
Organic Farming Research Foundation
www.ofrf.org
Organic Trade Association
www.ota.org

Organic Gardening and Organic Seeds

Organic Gardening
www.organicgardening.com
Seeds of Change
www.seedsofchange.com
Victory Seeds
www.victoryseeds.com
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
www.southernexposure

Educating Children
Let’s Get Growing! Company Catalogue
www.letsgetgrowing.com
The Edible Schoolyard
www.edibleschoolyard.org

Community Supported Agriculture
(CSA) and Gardening

American Community Gardening
Association
www.communitygarden.org
Greenpeople
www.greenpeople.org
Local Harvest
www.localharvest.org
Organic Consumers
www.organicconsumers.org

Food Co-ops
Co-op Directory
www.coopdirectory.org
Greenpeople
www.greenpeople.org
Local Harvest
www.localharvest.org
Organic Consumers
www.organicconsumers.org

Composting and Herb Gardening
Avant-Gardening
www.avant-gardening.com
Organic Gardening
www.organicgardening.com

Vegetarianism
Vegetarian Resource Group
www.vrg.org
International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
www.ivu.org
North American Vegetarian Society
www.navs-online.org
Vegan Fusion
www.veganfusion.com

Modern Food Concerns

Food and Water
www.foodandwater.org
Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP)
www.safetables.org
Humane Farming Association
www.hfa.org
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
www.peta.org
Pesticide Action Network, North America (PANNA)
www.panna.org
Citizens for Health
www.citizens.org
EarthSave
www.earthsave.org

Water Testing

Watercheck National Testing
Laboratories
www.ntllabs.com

Environmental Groups and Initiatives

Greenpeace
www.greenpeace.org
The Sierra Club
www.sierraclub.org
Natural Resource Defense Council
www.savebiogems.org
Friends of the Earth
www.foe.org
Rainforest Action Network
www.ran.org
Worldwatch Institute
www.worldwatch.org
Green Restaurant Association
www.dinegreen.com

World Hunger Organizations

Food First (Institute for Food
and Development Policy)
www.foodfirst.org
Food Not Bombs
www.foodnotbombs.net
The Hunger Project
www.thp.org
The Hunger Site
www.thehungersite.com

This is an effort to make some of these resources easily available for you in one place.

Please feel free to reach out and let us know if there is another resource that you love, and we would add it to the list.

Enjoy!

Here are some of the Whole food Plant Based resources:

https://nutritionstudies.org/whole-food-plant-based-diet-guide/

https://nutritionfacts.org/healthkit/

https://www.pcrm.org/

https://resources.plantricianproject.org/default/batches/plantricianresources

https://nutritionstudies.org/topics/

Plant-based Recipes:

https://ucdintegrativemedicine.com/recipes/

https://kickstart.pcrm.org/

How to cook without oil:

https://ucdintegrativemedicine.com/2015/03/how-to-cook-without-oil-and-never-ever-miss-it/#gs.phzwke

Track your diet:

Track your nutrition, fitness & health data, Log your diet, exercise, biometrics, and notes.

https://cronometer.com

Food Label reading cheat sheet:

https://ucdintegrativemedicine.com/wp-content/uploads/ucdim-foodlabel.pdf

This short survey estimates the percentage of your daily calories that are derived from the healthiest of foods: whole plants.

http://4leafsurvey.com/

https://4leafprogramdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/4leaf-pdf-daily-103015.pdf

For an extensive listing of Whole Food Plant-Based Experts and Resources:

http://www.wholefoodplantbasedrd.com/whole-food-plant-based-expertsresources/

Plantrician project research on:

  1. Cardiovascular health
  2. Inflammatory bowel disease
  3. Multiple sclerosis
  4. Mediterranean Diet
  5. List of Ted talks on Plant-Based nutrition
  6. Tools for Parents
  7. Plant-Based on a Budget
  8. Documentaries
  9. Real Food Channel Episodes
  10. Infographics
  11. Plant-Based Programs
  12. Certifications
  13. Cookbooks
  14. Further Recommended Reading

This is an effort to make some of these resources easily available for you in one place.

Please feel free to reach out and let us know if there is another resource that you love, and we would add it to the list.

Enjoy!

AYURVEDIC HERBS, SPICES, OILS, AND FOOD SUPPLIES

Ayush Herbs, Inc.
10025 N.E. 4th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Ph. (800)925-1371
www.ayushherbs.com

Banyan Botanicals
6705 Eagle Rock Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Ph. (505) 821-5083; (888) 829-5722
www.banyanbotanicals.com

Bazaar of India Imports, Inc.
1810 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
Ph. (800) 261-7662; (510) 548-4110
www.bazaarofindia.com

Frontier Natural Products Co-op
P.O. Box 229
Norway, IA 52318
Ph. (800) 717-4372
www.frontiercoop.com

Internatural
33719 116th St./ Box AH
Twin Lakes, WI 53181 USA
Ph. (262) 889-858; (800) 643-422
Fax: (262) 889-8591
www.internatural.com

Maharishi Ayurveda Products
1068 Elkton Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Ph. (800) 255-8332
www.mapi.com

Om Organics
3245 Prairie Avenue Suite A
Boulder, CO 80301
Ph. (888) 550-VEDA
Fax: (720) 406-9340
www.omorganics.com

Planetary Formulations
P.O. Box 533
Soquel, CA 95073
Formulas by Dr. Michael Tierra

Tri Health Ayurveda
P.O. Box 340
Anahola, HI 96703
Ph. (808) 822-4288; 800-455-0770
Fax: (808) 822-3856
www.oilbath.com

Here is a compilation of a few Yoga and Meditation Centers primarily based in the USA

(Note: See websites for worldwide locations)

This is an effort to make some of these resources easily available for you in one place.

Please feel free to reach out and let us know if there is another resource that you love, and we would add it to the list.

Enjoy!

MEDITATION CENTERS/ORGANIZATIONS

International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers
The Art of Living Retreat Center
639 Whispering Hills Rd.
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: 800-392-6870
https://www.artofliving.org/us-en

International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers
1746 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Ph. (310) 822-9642
www.sivananda.org

ISHA Yoga Centers
951 Isha Lane,
McMinnville, TN – 37110,
Ph. (931) 668-1900
https://isha.sadhguru.org/us-en/isha-usa/

Self-Realization Fellowship
3880 San Rafael Ave. Dept. 8W
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Ph. (323) 255-2471
Fax: (323) 255-5088
www.yogananda-srf.org

Shambala International
1084 Tower Road
Halifax, NS Canada
Ph. (902) 425-4275
www.shambhala.org

Siddha Yoga Foundation
(SYDA Foundation)
P.O. Box 600
371 Brickman Rd.
South Fallsburg, NY 12747
Ph. (845) 434-2000
www.siddhayoga.org

The Transcendental Meditation Program (TM)
639 Whispering Hills Road, Suite 704
Boone, NC 28607
Ph. (888) 532-7678
www.tm.org

Vipassana Meditation Center
P.O.Box 24
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Ph. (413) 625- 2160
Fax: (413) 625-2170
www.dhamma.org


YOGA CENTERS/ORGANIZATIONS

American Viniyoga Institute
P.O Box 88
Makawao, HI 96768
Ph. (808) 672-1414
www.viniyoga.com

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Box 793
Lenox, MA 01240
Ph. (800) 741-7353
www.kripalu.org

Iyengar Yoga Institute
27. W. 24th St. #800
New York, NY 10010
Ph. (212) 691-9642

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
150 lake Drive
Rhinebeck, BY 12572
Ph. (845) 266-4444
www.eomega.com

Siddha Yoga Foundation
(SYDA Foundation)
P.O. Box 600
371 Brickman Rd.
South Fallsburg, NY 12747
Ph. (845) 434-2000
www.siddhayoga.org

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
234 W. 24th St.
New York, NY 10011
www.sivananda.org

Yoga Studio Directory by State:
www.self-realization.com/yogadirectory.htm


VEDIC ASTROLOGY

American Council of Vedic Astrology
(ACVA)
P.O. Box 2149
Sedona, AZ 86339
Ph. (800) 900-6595
Fax: (520) 282-6097
www.vedicastrology.org

American Institute of Vedic Studies
P.O. Box 8357
Santa Fe, NM 87504-8357
Ph. (505) 983-9385
Fax: (505 )982-5807
www.vedanet.com
Correspondence courses in Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar
2541 Soquel Ave,
Santa Cruz, California 95062
Ph. (831) 462-3776
https://www.ayurvedichealing.net/

 

This is an effort to make some of these resources easily available for you in one place, including Ayurvedic Practitioners, Schools, Herbs, Supplies, and More

Please feel free to reach out and let us know if there is another resource that you love, and we would add it to the list.

Enjoy!

AYURVEDIC HEALTH CENTERS

Ayurveda Institute of America
Dr. Jay Apte BAMS
561 Pilgrim Dr. Suite-B
Foster City, CA 94404
www.ayurvedainstitute.com

The Ayurvedic Institute and Wellness Center
Dr. Vasant Lad MASc.
11311 Menaul, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Ph. (505) 291-9698
Fax: (505) 294-7572
www.ayurveda.com

Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic
Dr. Virender Sodhi, MD (Ayurved), ND.
2115 112th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Ph. (425) 453- 8022
Fax: (425) 451- 2670
www.ayurvedicscience.com

California College of Ayurveda
Dr. Marc Halpern D.C.
1117A East Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Ph. (530) 274-9100
www.ayurvedacollege.com

The Chopra Center for Well Being
Dr. David Simon M.D.
2013 Costa del Mar Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Ph. (760) 494-1608
Fax: (760)494-1608
www.chopra.com

Vedika Global
Dr. Pratichi Mathur

5950 Doyle St.
Emeryville, CA 94608

www.vedikaglobal.org

Kauai Center for Holistic Medicine and Research
Dr. Thomas Yarema MD
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar MD (Ayurved)
Kapa’a HI, 96746
Ph. (808) 823-0994
Fax: (808)-823-0995
www.hawaiiholisticmedicine.com

Light Institute of Ayurveda
Dr. Bryan Miller D.C. & Light Miller ND., DD.
P.O. Box 35284
Sarasota, FL 34242
Ph. (941) 929-0999
Fax: (941)346-0800
www.ayurvedichealers.com

Maharishi Ayurved at the Raj
Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf M.D.
1734 Jasmine Avenue
Fairfield, IA 52556
Ph. (800) 248-9050
Fax: (515) 472-2496
www.theraj.com

National Institute Of Ayurvedic Medicine
Dr. Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ayurveda)
13 W. 9th St.
New York, NY 10011
Ph. (212) 505-8971
Fax: (212) 677-5397
www.niam.com

Natural Medcine Clinic
Dr. Vivek Shanbhag ND, MD (Ayurved), BAMS
819 NE 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Ph. (206) 729-9999
www.ayurvedaonline.com

Pacific Center of Ayurveda
Prashanti de Jager
P.O Box 878
Marshall, CA 94940
Ph. (415) 246-1248
www.dhanvantri.com


AYURVEDIC EDUCATION/ CLINICAL TRAINING

Ayurvedic Mountain Retreat

Wellness studio at Breathe Yoga
14107-H Winchester Boulevard
Los Gatos, CA 95032 ( Fridays & Saturdays 9am-3pm)

www.ayurvedicmountainretreat.com

The Ayurvedic Institute
11311 Menaul, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Ph. (505) 291-9698
Fax: (505) 294-7572
www.ayurveda.com

Australian College of Ayurvedic Medicine
PO Box 322
Ingle Farm SA 5098
Australia

Ayurvedic Academy & Natural Medicine Clinic
819 NE 65th Street
Seattle, Washington USA 98115
Phone: (206) 729 – 9999
FAX: (206) 729 – 0164
www.ayurvedaonline.com

The American School of Ayurveda
460 Ridgedale Avenue
East Hanover, New Jersey 07936
Ph. (973) 887-8828
Fax: (973) 887-3088
www.lotusfair.com

California College of Ayurveda
Dr. Marc Halpern D.C.
1117A East Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Ph. (530) 274-9100
www.ayurvedacollege.com

Diamond Way Ayurveda
P.O. Box 13753
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Ph. (805)543-9291
Toll-Free: (877)964-1395
www.diamondwayayurveda.com

East-West College of Herbalism
Ayurvedic Program
Hartswood, Marsh Green, Hartsfield
E. Sussex TN7 4ET
United Kingdom
Ph. 01342-822312
Fax: 01342-826346

European Institute of Vedic Studies
Atreya Smith, Director
Ceven Point N* 230
4 bis rue Taisson
30100 Ales, France
Fax: 33-466-60-53-72
www.atreya.com

Ganesha Institute
152 Caymus Court
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
www.healingmission.com

Himalayan Institute
RR1, Box 400
Honesdale, PA 18431
Ph. (800) 822-4547
www.ayurvedichealing.com

Institute for Wholistic Education
33719 116th Street/ Box AH
Twin Lakes, WI 53181
Ph. (262) 877-9396

International Academy of Ayurveda
Nand Nandan, Atreya Rugnalaya
Erandawana, Pune
411004, India
Ph./Fax: 91-212-378532/524427
www.ayurved-int.com

John Douillard
Life Spa, Rejuvenation through Ayurveda
3065 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
Ph. (303) 442-1164
Fax: (303) 442-1240

Light Institute of Ayurveda
P.O. Box 35284
Sarasota, FL 34242
Ph. (941) 929-0999
www.ayurvedichealers.com

Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre
24 Linhope St.
London, NW1 6HT
England
www.maharishi.co.uk

National Institute Of Ayurvedic Medicine
584 Milltown Road
Brewster, NY 10509
Ph. (845) 278-8700
Fax: (845) 278-8215
www.niam.com

Vinayak Ayurveda Center
2509 Virginia NE, Suite D
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Ph. (505)296-6522
Fax: (505)298-2932
www.ayur.com

Wise Earth School
P.O. Box 160
Candler, NC 28715
Ph. (828) 258-9999
www.wiseearth.com


CORRESPONDENCE COURSES

American Institute of Vedic Studies
P.O. Box 8357
Santa Fe, NM 87504-8357
Ph. (505) 983-9385
Fax: (505) 982-5807
www.vedanet.com

The American School of Ayurveda
460 Ridgedale Avenue
East Hanover, New Jersey 07936
Ph. (973) 887-8828
Fax: (973) 887-3088
www.lotusfair.com

The Ayurvedic Institute
11311 Menaul, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Ph. (505)291-9698
Fax: (505)294-7572
www.ayurveda.com

Light Institute of Ayurvedic Teaching
P.O. Box 35284
Sarasota, FL 34242
Ph. (941)346-3518
Fax: (941)346-0800
www.ayurvedichealers.com

 

AYURVEDIC BEAUTY CARE

Auroma International
P.O. Box 1008
Dept. AH
Silver Lake, WI 53170
Ph. (262 )889-8569
Fax: (262) 889-8591
www.auroma.net

Bindi Facial Skin Care
A Division of Pratima Inc.
109-17 72nd Road
Lower Level
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Ph. (718) 268-7348
www.bindi.com

Internatural
33719 116th St./ Box AH
Twin Lakes, WI 53181
Ph. (800) 643-4221 (toll-free order line)
Fax: (262) 889-8591
www.internatural.com

Lotus Brands, Inc.
P.O. Box 1008/ Dept. AH
Silver Lake, WI 53170 USA
Ph. (262) 889-8561
Fax: (262) 889-8591
www.lotuspress.com

Maharishi Ayurveda Products
1068 Elkton Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Ph. (800) 255-8332
www.mapi.com

Siddhi Ayurvedic Beauty Products
c/o Vinayak Ayurveda Center
2509 Virginia NE, Suite D
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Ph. (505) 296-6522
Fax: (505) 298-2932
www.ayur.com

 

This is an effort to make some of these resources easily available for you in one place.

Please feel free to reach out and let us know if there is another resource that you feel we would benefit from knowing about, and we would add it to the list.

Enjoy!

Various Medical Support Organizations List:

ADA Job Accommodation Network, 800.526.7234
www.jan.wvu.edu

ADA Regional Disability & Business Technical Assistance, 800.949.4232
www.dbtac.vcu.edu

Alzheimer’s Association, 800.272.3900
www.alz.org

American Cancer Society, 800.ACS.2345
www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

American Council of the Blind, 800.424.8666
www.acb.org

American Diabetes Association, 800.232.3472
www.diabetes.org

Americans with Disabilities Act Employment Helpline, 800.669.3362
www.eeoc.gov

American Foundation for the Blind, 800.232.5463
www.afb.org

American Heart Association Stroke Connection Magazine888.4-STROKE
www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=2533

American Kidney Fund Information, 800.638.8299
www.akfinc.org

American Liver Foundation, 800.223.0179
www.liverfoundation.org

American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 800.223.2732
www.apdaparkinson.org/user/index.asp

American Speech-Language-Hearing Helpline, 800.638.8255
www.betterhearing.org/resources/resource.cfm?resourceID=11

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association, 800.782.4747
www.alsa.org

Arthritis Foundation, 800.283.7800
www.arthritis.org

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, 800.727.8462
www.aafa.org

Better Hearing Institute, 800.327.9355
www.betterhearing.org

Brain Injury Association of America, 800.444.NHIF
www.biausa.org

Cancer Information Service, 800.4-CANCER
http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/cis/page1

Captioned Films/Videos, 800.237.6213
www.cfv.org

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Hotline, 800.342.2437
www.cdc.gov/hiv/links.htm

Children’s Tumor Foundation, 800.323.7938
www.ctf.org

Cleft Palate Foundation, 800.24-CLEFT
www.cleftline.org

Council of Citizens with Low Vision, 800.733.2258
www.cclvi.org

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, 800.343.3637
www.ccfa.org

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 800.344.4823
www.cff.org

Drug Abuse Hotline, 800.662.HELP

Epilepsy Foundation of America, 800.332.1000
www.epilepsyfoundation.org

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, 800.929.4040
www.foodallergy.org

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, 800.548.4337
www.guidedog.org

Hear Now—National Hearing Aid Bank, 800.648.HEAR
www.sotheworldmayhear.org/forms/hearnow.php

Higher Education and Training for People with Handicaps, 800.54-HEATH
www.heath.gwu.edu

Huntington’s Disease Society, 800.345.4372
www.hdsa.org/site/PageServer

International Dyslexia Association, 800.222.3123
www.interdys.org

International Hearing Society, 800.521.5247
http://ihsinfo.org/IhsV2/Home/Index.cfm

Library of Congress Services for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, 800.424.8567
www.loc.gov/nls

Lupus Foundation Information Line, 800.558.0121
www.lupus.org/newsite/index.html

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 800.532.7667
www.msaa.com

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 800.541.5454
www.myasthenia.org

National Adoption Center for Special Needs Children, 800.TO-ADOPT
www.adopt.org

National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center, 800.784.6776
www.addictioncareoptions.com

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 800.950.NAMI
www.nami.org

National Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired, 800.562.6265
www.spedex.com/napvi

National Captioning Institute, 800.533.WORD
www.ncicap.org

National Down Syndrome Congress, 800.232-NDSC
www.ndsccenter.org

National Down Syndrome Society, 800.221.4602
www.ndss.org

National Easter Seal Society, 800.221.6827
www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer

National Gaucher Foundation, 800.925.8885
www.gaucherdisease.org

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, 800.695.0285
www.nichcy.org

National Kidney Foundation, 800.622.9010
www.kidney.org

National Marfan Foundation, 800.8MARFAN
www.marfan.org/nmf/index.jsp

National Organization of Rare Disorders, 800.999.6673
www.rarediseases.org

National Rehabilitation Information Center, 800.34-NARIC
www.naric.com

National Reyes Syndrome Foundation, 800.233.7393
www.reyessyndrome.org

National Spasmodic Torticollis Association, 800.487.8385
www.torticollis.org

National Spinal Cord Injury Association, 800.962.9629
www.spinalcord.org

National Tuberous Sclerosis Association, 800.225.NTSA
www.tsalliance.org

Retinitis Pigmentosa International, 800.344.4877
www.rpinternational.org

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, 800.421.8453
www.sicklecelldisease.org

Simon Foundation for Incontinence, 800.23.SIMON
www.simonfoundation.org

Spina Bifida Association, 800.621.3141
www.sbaa.org or
www.sbaa.org/site/c.gpILKXOEJqG/b.2016945/k.2321/
Spina_Bifida_Association_Web_site.htm

Stuttering Foundation of America, 800.992.9392
www.stutteringhelp.org

Tourette Syndrome Association, 800.237.0717
www.tsa-usa.org

United Cerebral Palsy, 800.872.5827
www.ucp.org

United Leukodystrophy Foundation, 800.728.5483
www.ulf.org

United Ostomy Associations of America, 800.826.0826
www.uoaa.org

United Scleroderma Foundation, 800.722.4673
www.scleroderma.org

These are some of my Favorite quotes on Health and healing.

Enjoy the Compilation.

Please let me know if any of them spoke to you 🙂

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  • “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”    -Ayurvedic proverb
  • Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. -Hippocrates
  • The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. -Voltaire
  • Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. -Hippocrates
  • Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. -William Osler
  • When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love. -J. Krishnamurti
  • Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. -J. Krishnamurti
  • Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. -Rumi
  • Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. -Lord Byron
  • It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. -J. Krishnamurti
  • Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Walking is man’s best medicine. -Hippocrates
  • If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation. -J. Krishnamurti
  • Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided. -Paracelsus
  • The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician. -William J. Mayo
  • Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm. -Hippocrates
  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. -William Osler
  • It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has. -William Osler
  • You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life. -Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom. -Rumi
  • I am neither of the East nor of the West, no boundaries exist within my breast. -Rumi
  •  Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Truth is a pathless land. -Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • The best doctors and medicine in the world can’t save you if you don’t do what you’re supposed to do. -Magic Johnson
  • Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say. -W. H. Auden
  • The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”-Thomas Edison

It can be really confusing to differentiate between all the types and styles of medicine being practiced.

Here is a list of simple, one-line explanations to try to differentiate between various styles.

  • Integrative medicine: an approach to health that takes into account the entirety or wholeness of an individual and uses a combination of conventional and alternative treatments.
  • Alternative medicine: an approach to healing that falls outside of, and is used instead of, conventional medicine.
  • Complementary medicine: an approach to healing that falls outside of, and is used in combination with, conventional medicine.
  • Conventional medicine: the mainstream/western medical approach, which is taught in most medical schools and practiced in most hospitals and employs treatments such as surgery, pharmaceuticals, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Functional medicine: a systems biology-based approach to medicine practiced by licensed physicians that focus on treating the root cause of disease, as opposed to treating symptoms. Most similar to Integrative Medicine.
  • Lifestyle Medicine: the use of evidence-based 6 pillars of lifestyle therapeutic intervention as a primary modality, to prevent, treat, and often reverse chronic disease.
  • Whole person health: refers to helping individuals improve and restore their health in multiple interconnected domains—biological, behavioral, social, environmental—rather than just treating disease.
  • Traditional medicine: healing practices that come out of the traditions of indigenous peoples.
  • Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM): a collection of healing practices that originated in China and are based on the belief that free-flowing qi, or life energy, is the key to health.
  • Naturopathy: an approach to health that taps into the innate healing power of our own bodies and the natural world.
  • Ayurveda: “The Science of Life.” An ancient whole System of Medicine that originated thousands of years back in India and is wholistic, proactive, personalized, and preventive in its approach.
  • Osteopathy: a medical approach that focuses on treating a person as a whole and uses physical manipulation of the body to promote healing.

Nutritional Approaches

These approaches include a variety of products, such as herbs (also known as botanicals), vitamins and mineralsand probiotics. They are widely marketed, readily available to consumers, and often sold as dietary supplements.

Psychological and Physical Approaches

Complementary physical and/or psychological approaches include tai chiyogaacupuncturemassage therapyspinal manipulation, art therapy, music therapy, dance, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and many others. These approaches are often administered or taught by a trained practitioner or teacher. The 2012 NHIS showed that yoga, chiropractic, and osteopathic manipulation, and meditation are among the most popular complementary health approaches used by adults.

Benefits of Fasting

Fasting affects not just are physical and mental well-being, but also are emotional and spiritual aspects of health.

Many wise ancient cultures have recommended fasting to help with achieving optimal physical, mental, emotional, spiritual health and longevity, and also freedom from disease utilizing intermittent, periodic or seasonal fasting.

Yogic philosophy recommends and encourages to keep a fast on a particular day of the week or month based on your spiritual intentions. (for e.g. Monday or Thursday, or on a full moon day and 11th night of the lunar cycle). It is recommended not only to practice food abstinence on the spiritual fasting day, but also cultivate mindfulness and a positive attitude to help with spiritual progression. Sadhana is the discipline of routine spiritual practice and the surrendering of the ego to the higher self.

The Benefits of Fasting

Fasting, when done correctly, positively affects our physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects, since we are much more than just the body and mind.

Fasting has shown to have the following health benefits, and more:

  1. Helps with weight loss, leading to physical Lightness, and increasing energy level. Fasting allows the body to use fat as it’s primary source of energy instead of sugar, enabling many athletes to hit low body fat percentages for competitions.
  2. Improving mental clarity, alertness and moods, decrease in depression and anxiety and improves subjective feelings of wellbeing.
  3. Resetting the metabolic button, improving metabolism of sugars and fats.
  4. Resting and healing the digestive system, helping with GI symptoms including IBS, food intolerances, constipation, acidity, gas, bloating.
  5. Revitalizing the immune system, helping with stabilizing many autoimmune diseases, Arthritis, IBD, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s dementia etc.
  6. Facilitating the natural detoxification and cleansing of the body, including the liver and the GI tract.
  7. Helps prevent and reverse several medical conditions like hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, diabetes type 2, autoimmune diseases, clarifying skin problems. (More on detailed medical benefits, and the reasoning behind them.)
  8. It helps improve self-discipline and form long-term good eating habits and patterns.
  9. Creates mindfulness in eating patterns, controlling overindulgences of senses.
  10. It helps with emotional eating and food cravings too, since it enables one to rise above and beyond the set emotional patterns strengthens will power and self-confidence.
  11. It helps promote an inner stillness, and better alignment with out spiritual purpose in life.

 

Read here for the Scientific evidence of benefits of Fasting