A sister-science of Yoga, Ayurveda (the knowledge of life) is one of the most ancient wellness systems on earth. Lately, it has gained much interest from the modern world as it provides insightful, actionable ways to navigate the health challenges of today.
Ayurveda was thousands of years ahead of Western medicine in identifying the central role that the gut plays in overall wellness. This idea that the microbiome, well, matters has been established in the fields of gut microbiomics, genetics, genomics, and precision medicine.
Ayurveda has seen a resurgence as of late due to its holistic, individualized approach. According to Ayurveda, every person is a combination of three constitutional types, which gives rise to millions of combinations or doshas. This is rather like how yellow, blue, and red give rise to millions of colors. A person is born with a unique ratio of these three constitutions, which makes up their Prakruti, or primordial nature.
From there, according to Eric Grasser, MD, co-host of the Ayurveda Summit, a FREE online event going on now and one of the world’s foremost experts on the integration of Ayurveda and Functional Medicine, “life happens.” Life events, traumas, relationships, diet, lifestyle, travel, illnesses, weather, and more, cause disturbance in the balance of the doshas, putting the person in an imbalanced state, known as the Vikruti.
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