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Ayurveda Memphis TN

Local resource for ayurvedic services in Memphis. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to ayurvedic remedies, ayurvedic teas, ayurvedic supplements, as well as information on ayurvedic cosmetics, and content on ayurvedic medicine.

Holly Hughes
(901) 682-8663
917 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Express Grocery
(901) 452-1416
2804 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN
 
Etrainingwheels.com
(901) 759-1353
3600 Mynders Ave
Memphis, TN
 
Concorde Group
(901) 502-4324
P.O. Box 40105
Memphis, TN
 
Aloe Vera Unlimited
(901) 452-7020
2600 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN
 
Jennifer Utley
(901) 581-2404
933 Kensington Place
Memphis, TN
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Crossroads Chiropractic
(901) 327-1551
3445 Poplar Avenue Suite 18
Memphis, TN
 
Fantasy Hair Salon
(901) 745-1846
1409 Getwell Road
Memphis, TN
 
Doss Rebecca District Of Columbia
(901) 276-2444
1835 Union Avenue Suite 115
Memphis, TN
 
Ballenger Maury
(901) 725-6555
852 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN
 
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Ayurveda: Ayurveda, Food and You


Ayurveda is a natural system of medicine, using diet, herbs, cleansing and purification practices, yoga, astrology and gemstones to bring about healing.This article focuses on the dietary principles of Ayurveda and how an ayurvedic diet can both prevent and heal disease. Ayurveda is from India and is at least 5,000 years old, and still as effective as when it was created by ancient sages known as Rishis. The Rishis, masters of meditation and observation, developed a remarkable system of healing based on the five basic elements of the universe, ether, air, fire, water and earth and their combinations, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, known as the doshas. Your dosha is your constitutional type. There are three main types and four combination types. By knowing your type, you have immediate access to useful information on what to eat, how to exercise, what to wear, how to cleanse and purify your body and how to prevent disease, as well as much, much more.

Contrary to most Western approaches to nutrition, Ayurveda does not prescribe one diet as best for everyone, such as raw foods, macrobiotics or the basic four food groups, but seeks to individualize and optimize nutrition for the individual, based on their constitutional type and the particular imbalances in the person which need to be corrected. Food is selected based on its elemental balance, its taste, its effects on the body, and qualities of the foods such as hot and cold, moist and dry, light and heavy, oily, rough, subtle, and others. The main intention of diet in the Ayurvedic system is to nourish the body's tissues, known as the seven dhatus, ie. lymph, blood, flesh, muscle, fat, marrow, bone and sexual fluid. Each of these tissues, when it is fed, nourishes and forms the next in succession. In order to nourish the tissues, food must first be digested, which is the job of the digestive fire, or agni, which is seated in the stomach and small intestines. Food that is not properly digested, due to overeating, poor food combinations, imbalance of the elements, or toxins in the food creates a sticky, toxic substance known as ama, which coats the digestive tract and the tongue and which may also be deposited in the tissues, forming a breeding ground for chronic disease. Proper food nourishes without making toxic ama.

Ignoring the laws of correct living and allowing the accumulation of toxins in the body predictably results in disease. Ayurveda prescribes an individualized approach to the dietary and lifestyle practices which keep people healthy and promote longevity. Ayurvedic dietary and cleansing practices are among the simplest, but most profoundly effective in the world. By knowing your dosha and applying the principles of living prescribed by both the ancient Rishis and modern Ayurvedic practitioners, you can restore your health and live a long and happy life.

The three main doshas and their dietary principles are given below. A complete Ayurvedic examination includes pul...

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