Bone, Muscle & Joint Health

Melatonin: The Critical Hormone & How to Optimise It

Melatonin is an essential hormone that provides a multitude of benefits throughout the human body. Mistakenly it has been dubbed the hormone of sleep, but more accurately it is the "hormone of darkness," since it trains our circadian rhythms to the day and night cycles, a critical cycle to be aligned with for optimal health. Since the 2017 Nobel Prize was won for "Circadian Medicine," volumes of research are now showing melatonin is ... READ MORE

True Exercise and Real Modern Yoga with Simon Borg-Olivier {Podcast #002}

Listen on iTunes What are the true purpose and aims of exercise? What does exercise actually mean? How do you most effectively reap the benefits of exercise without potentially damaging your physiology? Is the exercise activity or yoga class that you are attending to actually benefiting your health or is it doing more damage than good? In this podcast, we investigate the mechanisms of “Hatha Yoga” - the physical aspect of yoga, ... READ MORE

Why are Vitamin D Levels Still Low in Sun Bathers?

The positive and negative semi-conductors of the human body have become altered for some reason. Reasons for this alteration can vary… Trans-fats and rancid oils in gluten-free organic bars, man-made foods like soybean, canola, and vegetable oils and fluoride in the water. Being inundated with stress is another big one as our sympathetic nervous system (Flight or Fight) is now turned on more constantly than ever before. This effects our ... READ MORE

Sweet Lassi

Ingredients 1 tsp - 1 TBSP fresh plain yoghurt 1-1.5 cup water. 1 tsp rose water 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 1/4 tsp quality sugar (optional) 1/4 tsp fresh cream Method Blend ingredients well and drink fresh. Benefits of Lassi Improves digestion and a fantastic pro-biotic. Lassi is the best alkaliser. As Lassi improves digestion and absorption it ultimately supports calcium absorption and bone health. Balances heat (pitta) and clear the ... READ MORE

About Rakta Mokshana: Blood Liberation

A unique treatment to eliminate toxins from the blood. One of the five most powerful treatments in Ayurveda. In Ayurveda, there are five prime treatments to eliminate toxins from the body known as Panchakarma. Pancha = “Five.” Karma = “Action.” The “five actions” are: Vamana (Therapeutic vomiting) Virechena (Purgation) Basti (Enema) Nasya (Nasal and brain cleanse) Rakta Mokshana (Blood liberation) The way ayurvedic medicine “liberates” blood is through the unique ... READ MORE

Ayurvedic Consultation

WHEN was the last time you talked with someone about your health and received the empathetic attention you deserve? A consultation at Vital Veda begins with pulse diagnosis (Nadi Vigyan) - a highly refined, accurate and comprehensive diagnostic tool to figure out where imbalance exists in the body and what the nature of the imbalance is. The method of pulse diagnosis that certified Ayurvedic practitioner Dylan Smith utilises was passed ... READ MORE

7 tips to Avoid Ama over Christmas and the Silly Season

Festive season is here! and along with it an abundance of edible delights seem to be just about everywhere! It is hard not to over indulge and accumulate Ama, the toxic waste-product of incomplete digestion. Tempting sweets and mouth watering food platters that pull you in by the eyes and nose can lead you to over-eat and snack at irregular times, promoting the accumulation of Ama. Ama is a sticky, ... READ MORE

Turmeric: Highly Medicinal Spice & Essential Uses

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is the most thoroughly researched plant on this planet! And I don’t blame the scientists for the 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. Not another article listing countless benefits of turmeric, "I don't know where to start or what to use it for," Some of you may be thinking. The bright orange rhizome deserves all these articles and documentation, but it can get a bit overwhelming. In this article ... READ MORE

External “Basti” – A Unique and Effective Musculoskeletal Treatment

A whopping 80% of Australians and Americans experience back pain. 1 in 7 Australians report back problems. Unfortunately many folks have become accustomed to this discomfort, and this dull body becomes the norm and they don’t recognise this as an issue, nor act on it. Their cells have lost  the memory of a free and healthy body that is their natural state and their brith right. This method to treat musculo-skeletal disorders is ... READ MORE

Ayurvedic Self-Massage: (Abhyanga)

Express self-love and self-respect by lovingly anointing yourself from head to toe with warm oil. This practice is called Abhyanga. A daily Abyanga practice restores the balance of the doshas and enhances well-being and longevity. Regular Abyanga is especially grounding and relaxing for the Vata dosha, but everyone substantially benefits from this practice. “The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work. ... READ MORE