Welcome to The Ayurveda Practice
This world can be tough on the body and the mind. Many of us feel out of balance. Some feel their energy just isn’t what it used to be, others seem to be constantly catching whatever bug happens to be passing. Some are forever trying to lose weight while others have diseases which disturb their peace. Ayurveda (aa-yur-vay-da), the Indian traditional system of medicine with a 5000 year track record, has ways to help with these problems.
Ayurveda uses a combination of dietary and lifestyle changes, herbal medicinal preparations, healing oil treatments, yogic practices and purificatory treatments to alleviate a huge array of ailments, physical and mental. Restoring you to your natural balanced state means you can truly enjoy and fulfil your purpose in life. Using Ayurvedic principles, a practitioner can address the root cause of the ailment, loss of peace or balance and work to correct that, rather than solely patching over the symptoms.
At The Ayurveda Practice, consultations are with Kate Siraj, a fully qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner (BSc Hons Ayurveda Manipal-India, MChem Oxon, Full APA member). Take a step towards a more balanced you. Call on 020 3166 5086 or email email@example.com
Ayurveda is the ‘science of life’. You don’t get much more of a all-encompassing definition than that do you? Ayurveda is a huge science, documented since 3000BC and in use for thousands of years before that. It currently comprises about 50% of the Indian healthcare system and its popularity is growing steadily across the rest of the world. This popularity arises not only from its results but also from its holistic nature which is appealing in societies where the compartmentalisation and disconnection of the modern healthcare approach often forgets that the patient is more than a sum of their ailments.
The Science of Life
Documented since 3000BC
The whole you
A holistic method
Effective, safe and inexpensive
The doshas and digestive fire
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Sugar cravings can be very powerful and you don’t need me to tell you that sugar isn’t great or that we are having too much of it. Most of us are aware it causes weight gain and diabetes if we eat too much. What is less obvious is that it also can suppress the immune[…]
With Christmas around the corner, you’ll be pleased to know that a traditional roast with accompanying root vegetables, a few brussels sprouts and some herbs thrown in, fits in very well with the ideal foods to eat in winter. Enjoy it with impunity. By eating what nature offers up with the seasons, you satisfy your[…]
Meditation is the buzz word in the mental health field right now. And for good reason. It provides so much strength and stillness to deal with the hectic whirlwind of our lives. Sometimes, though, it can be hard. Do you ever feel that your mind is buzzing so much you can’t even sit down to[…]
I love saag aloo; that well known spinach (or kale) and potato curry. I also love saag paneer; substituting the potatoes for indian cheese. For a hearty, full meal, I thought why not combine them? The result, saag-aloo-paneer is delicious and of course, very nutritious, especially made with kale. If you blend the sauce well,[…]
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Sluggish, lacking in energy, disturbed bowels, lack of proper hunger, excess phlegm or just out-and-out exhaustion. These are just some of the things you may feel if you have āma. If you recognise any of these symptoms, read on, the prognosis is good. The majority of my clients have some degree of āma, especially those[…]
Even the green-smoothie averse child likes this one! For how and when to have smoothies, see here. Print Simple universally-liked green smoothie Author: Kate Recipe type: Drinks Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Serves: 2 glasses Ingredients 2 handfuls grapes 2 handfuls spinach ~125ml room temperature water Instructions Add all ingredients and blend well. Drink[…]
Two of my three children like this creamy green smoothie, the other is not a green-smoothie man. Print Creamy and child-friendly green smoothie Author: Kate Recipe type: Drinks Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Serves: 2 glasses Ingredients Two handfuls of spinach ~150ml of room temperature water 4cm unpeeled cucumber 1 tsp lemon juice or[…]
I think this fresh and zingy green smoothie is just wonderful. It is more of an adult smoothie than a child one. For the pros and cons of drinking smoothies, see here. Print Fresh and zingy green smoothie Author: Kate Recipe type: Drinks Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Serves: 1 glass Ingredients 2 handfuls[…]