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In the Northern Hemisphere, we’re in the midst of Vata season, with cold, windy days that increase the Vata dosha in the body, mind, and emotions. If you accumulate too much Vata, you’re likely to feel nervous, spacy, or overstimulated. To keep your Vata in balance, start your day with a grounding breakfast routine to feel rooted, warm, and nourished.

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Nutrition & Recipes

Ayurveda and the 6 Tastes of Life

As a Western-trained physician, one of the things I appreciate the most about Ayurveda is the wisdom and depth of its nutritional recommendations. Going through medical school, I didn’t learn how to teach people to eat a healthy diet that supported all aspects of our physiology and physical health. I not only struggled to help my patients in this area, but I struggled with my own diet and didn’t know which fad to follow. When I first learned about Ayurvedic nutritional guidelines, it was a game-changer for me, my family, and my patients.

Dr. Sheila Patel, M.D.
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Mind-Body Health

Ask Dr. Sheila: Do Certain Doshas Do Better with Different Styles of Meditation?

Every month, Dr. Sheila, Chopra’s Chief Medical Officer answers questions from our followers. If you have a general question for her around health and wellness, please send us an email to askdrsheila@chopra.com, and your question may be the one she answers next month. You can also submit questions during her Instagram Lives that take place every Wednesday at noon (PST) Pacific on our Instagram.

Dr. Sheila Patel, M.D.
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Mind-Body Health

An Introduction to Panchakarma: The Ayurvedic Art and Science of Detoxification and Rejuvenation

Most people think of a detox as a superficial process. You change your diet, take supplements, or abstain from harmful substances, and the body does the rest. I am an advocate of all of these things. Unfortunately, many of my patients have health concerns that go beyond a poor diet. They need a multifaceted approach to rid their bodies of excess toxins so that they can function optimally.

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar
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Mind-Body Health

Ayurveda for Millennials: How to Apply Ayurvedic Principles for a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Happiness lies in striking a balance. As millennials, we are entering the phase of life where we end up focusing on work, hoping and believing that work is the only thing that is going to make us happy. What we tend to ignore is the inevitable burnout. Your body is going to give up at some point! That is the classic definition of neglect of the self, as described in Ayurveda.

Dr. Manas S. Kshirsagar
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Mind-Body Health

Ask Dr. Sheila: Does My Dominant Dosha Change?

Every month, Dr, Sheila, Chopra’s Chief Medical Officer answers questions from our followers. If you have a general question for her around health and wellness, please send us an email to askdrsheila@chopra.com, and your question may be the one she answers next month. You can also submit questions during her Instagram Lives that take place every Wednesday at noon (PST) on our Instagram.

Dr. Sheila Patel, M.D.