Addiction is a condition that arises due to frequent use of alcohol and drugs. It is a pathological condition that can lead to failure in school, work and life overall. Ayurveda considers addiction as an “intoxication” condition due to the frequent use of alcohol or other substances. Alcohol and drugs are the complete opposite of Ojas, the life force in the body. Ojas is required for good health. Alcohol and drugs greatly diminishes Ojas.
Embrace aging as a natural part of life with a healthy mental attitude and then focus on slowing down the rate of physical decline. Proper diet and right lifestyle with yoga, meditation, moderate exercise and good sleep in your 30's help age gracefully. Chyawanprash, an Ayurveda rasayana, helps build immunity, improves digestive power and keeps mind and lungs clear.
The heart is one of the most vital organs in the body. However, heart disease is currently the leading cause of death among both men and women in the U.S. because of our modern western diets and lifestyles. The rest of this article is about Ayurvedic principles to care and heal our hearts physically and emotionally.