Beth writes: “I've been listening to your podcasts for a long time. I enjoy them and find you to be a trustworthy and balanced source. So, I am curious what you think about Ayurveda. Is there any science to back it up?”
Ayurveda is an ancient Hindu system of medicine as well as a general philosophy of health and wellness. It includes advice on diet, exercise, sleep, and hygiene, as well as the use of herbal preparations.
Like most traditional medicine systems, it was developed and refined over thousands of years, using observation and experience—and that’s exactly where science begins. In fact, the Sanskrit word “ayurveda” literally means the “science of life.”