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About Sweta Vikram

Sweta Srivastava Vikram is an international speaker, best-selling author of 13 books, and Ayurveda and wellness practitioner who is committed to helping people thrive on their own terms. She recently signed a contract for her 15th book tentatively titled THE LOSS THAT BINDS US (Modern History Press). As a trusted source on health and wellness, most recently appearing on NBC and Radio Lifeforce and in a documentary with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Sweta has dedicated her career to writing about and teaching a more holistic approach to creativity, productivity, health, and nutrition. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and other publications across nine countries on three continents. Sweta is getting a doctorate degree in Ayurveda, is a certified Ayurveda health practitioner, and holds a Master’s in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. Voted as “One of the Most Influential Asians of Our Times” and winner of the “Voices of the Year” award (past recipients have been Chelsea Clinton), she lives in New York City with her husband and works with clients across the globe. She also teaches yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence as well incarcerated men and women. Learn more at www.swetavikram.com

Ayurveda’s Favorite Detox Beverage: CCF Tea

By |2024-02-07T12:44:34+00:00February 6th, 2024|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ayurveda’s Favorite Detox Beverage: CCF Tea Ayurveda's favorite detox drink, CCF Tea, is made using your simple kitchen spices like cumin, coriander, and fennel. CCF Tea is considered Ayurveda’s miracle tea when it comes to the gut and overall digestive health. Ayurveda reminds us that our spice cabinet can be our apothecary. If used wisely, spices [...]

Gut Health According to Ayurveda

By |2024-02-03T19:01:49+00:00February 1st, 2024|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gut Health According to Ayurveda In Ayurveda, it’s not what we eat that matters most but what we digest is key! How do you improve digestion? In this blog post, I share some Ayurvedic tips to regulate gut health. The understanding of agni or Ayurvedic digestion comes in handy here as well as the concept of [...]

Sapta Dhatu: the 7 tissue layers in Ayurveda

By |2024-01-04T14:11:08+00:00January 4th, 2024|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sapta Dhatu: 7 tissue layers in Ayurveda Sapta Dhatu refers to the seven fundamental tissues that constitute the human body according to Ayurveda. Derived from the Sanskrit word “Dhātu,” meaning “that which holds,” Dhatus represent the building blocks of our physical structure and are responsible for maintaining the overall health and functioning of the body. Sapta [...]

The one must-have Ayurvedic recipe for fall

By |2023-12-04T02:31:57+00:00December 3rd, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The one must-have Ayurvedic Recipe for fall! There is a reason I want to share this Ayurvedic recipe (a massively adapted version from Kate O’Donnell’s “The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook”) for red lentil soup. Hippocrates said,“Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.” This soup is delicious, healthy, includes all [...]

What are the six stages of disease formation in Ayurveda?

By |2023-09-21T03:00:49+00:00September 21st, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What are the six stages of disease formation in Ayurveda? When I hear someone say, “Suddenly, my father, brother, sister, mother, partner, or friend died of a heart attack,” I listen compassionately but don’t necessarily agree. When they are ready to listen, I remind that Ayurveda will tell you that most diseases don’t happen overnight. There [...]

Three Pillars of Health According to Ayurveda

By |2023-12-05T20:55:19+00:00September 5th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Three pillars of health according to Ayurveda According to Ayurveda, we can only enjoy an optimal health state of health or ‘Svastha,’ when the ‘Three Pillars of Health’ are in proper balance. In Sanskrit, the word for pillar is ‘Sthambha’. The three Sthambhas are the three doshas – Vata(ether and air), Pitta (fire and water), and Kapha (water [...]

Ayurveda and Incompatible Foods

By |2023-12-04T02:00:03+00:00August 2nd, 2023|Categories: ayurveda, Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ayurveda and Incompatible Foods Incompatible foods wreak havoc on our mind-body eventually. Ever drink banana milkshake and feel congested or stuffy? Milk which contains lactogen and certain fruits, such as bananas, which also contain common allergen may aggravate an asthmatic attack. Did your grandma remind you to not mix dairy and fish together? Milk is cold [...]

Golden Milk: The Ayurvedic drink that’s good for you

By |2023-09-09T18:43:22+00:00June 26th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Golden Milk: The drink that’s good for you Growing up in an Indian home, Haldi doodh (turmeric milk)—also known as Golden milk—was something I drank on a regular basis. It’s gained a lot of popularity in the west today because both yoga and Ayurveda have gained visibility and acceptance. But haldi doodh was a staple in most [...]

Cause of Disease According to Ayurveda

By |2023-09-22T13:06:46+00:00June 19th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cause of Disease According to Ayurveda Ayurveda teaches us that disease begins when we forget our nature or our own true Self.  Ayurveda also teaches us that most diseases don't happen overnight. There are six stages to disease formation. But what is the cause of disease? According to Ayurveda, there are three main causes of disease: [...]

What is the Ayurvedic clock?

By |2023-12-04T01:41:50+00:00March 27th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is the Ayurvedic clock? In the modern world, we look at time differently. The bigger chunk of our day is devoted to our jobs or learning (daycare/school/college). Then we allocate time for sleep, food, chores, workouts, socializing, hobbies, rest etc. Many people lack sleep hygiene. I have a client who goes (used to) to go [...]

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