Topic: Dosha | 10 post(s).

March 23, 2014 - We all want to have trust and confidence in those who guide us down the path of health and wellness. There are many physicians who have different approaches and styles. Is our center, or my expertise, the best option for you? I will begin by telling you a bit about myself, along with my approach to health. My undergraduate training was in Economics and Biology, at the University of Illinois, Champaign. After four exciting years and lots of hard work, I graduated Magna C [...]

March 24, 2014 - Understanding your Dosha type is the most important thing you can do to find balance of your mind and body...ultimately leading you to happiness and fulfillment in life! If you have taken the quiz (found on my website) then you are ready to delve into it and understand it. With your results, you may need more guidance on how to start creating balance. First, you may have found out you have two or three dosha types that scored "high". This could mean that you are bi-dos [...]

April 4, 2014 - What is all of this hype about detoxification? Why have so many people become interested in this concept and do we really need to actively detox? How does one lose weight during detoxing? We recently had a Detox seminar at our center and I will present some important points discussed. First, I will start with some background. In my medical school training, the concept of detoxification was taught in a very scientific way. We systematically learned about organs which cl [...]

April 21, 2014 - Why do I love CCF tea? I love this tea because many goals are met by sipping on this powerful tea daily.The truth is, we are all in desperate need to accomplish certain goals. Stay hydrated by drinking ½ your body weight water daily. If you weigh 140lbs, this would be 70 ounces of water (or liquids that are NOT dehydrating like alcohol or coffee, daily) This fundamental principle is often overlooked by many. Why? We are often so busy taking care of others [...]

June 19, 2014 - Join Master Teachers and ZenSpot Owners, Drs. Kelli Harrington and Michael Bittner, and Zira Mind and Body Center Founder, Dr. Trupti Gokani for a three-day workshop that will reinvigorate your being. This workshop will provide you with the essential tools that nourish the soul, focus the mind and strengthen the body. Take away your personal blueprint for happiness and health. Aren't you worth it?! Program Schedule: Day 1: 9:30am-10:45am: Morning Yoga Asana for the Dosh [...]

May 27, 2014 - Juice Cleanses, Smoothies…The Ayurvedic Way! I LOVE the idea of juicing and drinking smoothies. There is so much misinformation, so let me help you out a bit with this. As the seasons shift, our bodies need to prepare for the next season by adjusting its internal elements and detoxing from the previous season. Transition of Seasons and your Health Moving from cold and dry Vata months and transitioning into the warmer, moister Kapha season can bring on a host [...]

July 21, 2014 - The Pitta summer is upon us. According to Ayurveda, fire is one of two key elements that govern the Pitta dosha – and summer, too. Warmer temperatures, inflammation and increased irritability are hallmarks of this fiery time of year. In order to maintain balance in our bodies, minds and relationships, we must pay special attention to the pitta dosha in the summer months. Why balance pitta in the summer? Ayurveda (which literally translates to the “science o [...]

May 28, 2015 - I’ve spent the last decade as a neurologist studying migraines. I am in disbelief myself when I admit that my quest to understand the inner workings of the brain have often left me helpless in the face of a chronic migraineur. ‘Migraineur’ is the sweet sounding word used to describe an individual afflicted with this disabling disease. Over the years, I have become convinced that attacks of migraine may be more linked to your body that your brain. How hu [...]

August 3, 2015 - No offense to your personality, but have you ever thought that you it may have a personality that may be leading you towards disease? Is it possible that your reactions to stress, the nature of your moods, and your general mannerisms may be the cause of your headaches?  This concept has perplexed me for years. I’ve often wondered if there is a very specific quality or trait that each of us has which that allows us to become more prone to developing certain co [...]

October 6, 2016 - Why do we suffer? After treating patients with migraines for over a decade, I have concluded that pain has a purpose. Those who experience pain, especially from migraine headaches, are actually being given a lesson. If this lesson can be mastered, then the purpose of living will become all the more clear, leading to greater happiness and wisdom. Migraine headaches, as classified by the World Health Organization, have been determined to be one of the most disabling cond [...]