Author Archives: Karen Callahan

5 Sense Therapy SPECIAL

5 Sense Therapy SPECIAL

In Celebration of  Positively Ayurvedic’s 5 Year Anniversary!!!

Take advantage of this 45-minute Ayurvedic maintenance program for your ears, eyes, nose, mouth and skin. It’s a great way to combine a relaxing therapy with education on a healthy routine you can regularly use to keep your five senses in optimal health.

  • EARS: Enjoy the comforting warmth of karna purana (ear oiling) as it treats the tiny bones of your inner ear, helping prevent ear pain, hearing loss, lockjaw and tinnitus.
  • EYES: Understand how to soothe and freshen tired, burning eyes with medicated oil and a daily rosewater bath; this is great for vision support and general dryness after a day in the sun or too many hours in front of the computer.
  • NOSE: Experience the proper way to do a cleansing, relaxing nasal nasya treatment that bypasses the blood brain barrier to help detox brain lymph and relax the mind.
  • MOUTH: This is all topped off by an ancient flossing treatment that cleanses, stimulates and tonifies the gums, creating healthy tissues in the mouth and reducing inflammation.
  • SKIN: Lastly, learn how to do your own daily self-abhyanga massage for healthier skin and a stronger immune system.

Instructions for each will be provided, but more importantly, you will get to experience each treatment. Best of all, once you’ve learned how to protect your five senses, you can easily duplicate these treatments for yourself as part of your monthly maintenance routine…or as a special treat from time to time.

Book your appointment between July 15 and August 15 and receive all of this for only $55! Or add on a one-hour full-body massage and get 90 minutes of TLC and instruction for $155!

Probiotic Food Sources

Probiotic Food Sources

Probiotics are the good bacteria that occupy your gut, creating a balanced flora in your microbiome, thus ensuring a strong immune system. While there are times when supplements are needed to rebuild this bacterial community, it’s a good idea to regularly consume fermented foods, particularly if you are a Vata.

Eating fermented foods is one of the best ways to increase the amount and variety of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Check out some of the best dietary probiotic options here. Continue Reading

How to Select the Right Probiotic For You

How to Select the Right Probiotic For You

You’ve probably heard about probiotics, but do you really know what they are? And how do you know whether you should be taking them, and if so, which ones to take?

I’ve been prescribing probiotics for years to my patients, but recently I’ve gained a great deal of respect for the complexity and specialization of this important industry segment. So today I wanted to share a sprinkling of what I have learned with my readers.

Let’s take a look at some good reasons to take probiotics, several reasons to be concerned about them, and 3 steps to follow to make sure you choose the right probiotic for you. Continue Reading

Cooling & Calming Foods to Help Prevent Inflammation

Cooling & Calming Foods to Help Prevent Inflammation

In the battle against inflammation, a full arsenal is often required, including eating foods that naturally soothe and cool the body. Summertime is one of those times when we need to do more to stay cool and calm, particularly if we tend to have more fire in our bodies and minds or are currently fighting an infection or inflammation. Here are some of the best foods to stock your pantry with when you need some cooling support. Continue Reading

Foods That Inflame

Foods That Inflame

Ayurveda teaches that inflammation is caused by too much intensity in life and heating foods and herbs. It is typically the result of too much of the fire element in the body. What are some of the foods most likely to inflame your body, sending you to the ice box for a quick cool down? Continue Reading