How Can YOU and YOUR Family Benefit from Holistic Medicine?
Hello and welcome!
Even if you know nothing about Ayurveda and holistic medicine, maybe not even what these words mean, don't worry. The basic Ayurvedic principles can help everybody. Since Ayurveda is one of the oldest holistic medicines in the world, people have benefited from its wisdom for over 5,000 years (if something has been around for that long, it has to work, right?)
This site is intended to share my passion for Ayurveda and give you an insight into what I believe are the greatest gifts that this holistic medicine has to offer.
What is Holistic Medicine?
The word “holistic” comes from the word “whole” and means exactly that. Holistic medicine looks at you as a whole person and not just a sum of individual parts. When you have a problem/imbalance, let's say with digestion, holistic medicine wants to know what's going on with you as a whole. Which will help to determine what is the root of the problem.
“Ayurveda treats the whole person, not just the organ or system involved.”
-Dr. Vasant Lad, Textbook of Ayurveda
What is Ayurveda, actually?
Ayurveda, which literally means “Knowledge of Life” is over 5,000 year old medical system from India. According to Ayurveda, everything on this planet (including our bodies & minds) consist of five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. Every individual is a unique combination of these five elements. Disease develops when we disconnect from nature, when we forget where we come from and who we truly are. Ayurveda helps us to understand our unique constitution, so we know which foods, activities, yoga poses, etc are the best for us.
“The aim of Ayurvedic medicine is to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. This is believed to help prevent illness and promote wellness.”
-The National Institutes of Health
What Are the Benefits of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine?
When you live in harmony with nature, you are dis-ease free, balanced, and happy. You have to reconnect with the nature's rhythms to restore this balance.
Routine is one of the most important aspects in this holistic medicine. You have probably experienced it yourself, when you have a good routine, life seems to flow and there somehow is more time in the day.
Ayurvedic Daily Routines (you can think of them as your grandma's wisdom) will start making you and your loved ones feel better immediately.
Once you get your Daily Routines down, you can start implementing some of the Healthy Eating Habits as well. Just these simple changes and you are off to a great start. Of course, Ayurveda is much more than Routine and Eating Habits, but think of these as the roots to better health and well-being.
Every root needs nourishing soil to feed and strengthen the roots. Without healthy, nutritious, soft soil, nothing grows. The soil consists of:
Make your life into meditation. Try to remember your breath anytime you can.
Even if it's just for a second. Realize you are in the present moment. Be grateful. This might be a challenge at first, but I promise it will become second nature in no time. Like anything else, “Practice makes the master” (more on this saying in my
I hope this website will help you to incorporate Ayurveda into your daily life and that you will start experiencing the wellness benefits immediately. Please do share your stories, so others can learn from your experience. I always love to hear from you.
May your life path be adventurous, healthy and happy.
Wonderful opportunity to cleanse your body, calm your mind and feel happier, lighter, & few years younger.
"First, I wanted to thank you for the wonderful detox retreat. I have been learning about Ayurveda already for a long time, but this stay was something new for me. Even though a couple of months have passed since then, I still have the energy I gained at the retreat, I do not feel tired and I added to my life some new routines such as morning yoga and drinking hot water in the morning. On the other hand, I drink less coffee and am surprisingly not missing it. Also, if I am not reading, I am moving around without glasses, which I had previously never taken off. Thank you and I look forward to coming in the Spring with my daughter. - Irena K., Prague, Czech Republic [participated in the fall 2012 cleanse and came again with her daughter and granddaughter in the spring 2013]
"I came back refreshed and so much lighter - it really felt like taking a huge weight off my back and just a sense of overall well-being and protection. I have been telling all my friends about it although I am not sure I can always explain what happened there because sometimes words are just not enough. Thank you so much for taking such good care of me! It was really an amazing week!" -Ira, Belgium [participated in the spring 2013 detox cleanse]
"I feel new from inside out! Not only that. I also learned many tips for my daily routine. Feeling much more confident about what and how to cook and which spices to use. My body, eyes and hair got deep ayurvedic nourishing. The whole retreat was beyond my expectations. It was my first time at your ayurvedic detoxifying, but for sure not the last one. Thank you dearly for having me in!" -Rasa, Iceland [participated in the spring 2013 & spring 2014 detox cleanse]
"Dear Barbora, I would like to thank you one more time for a very relaxing and rejuvenative time in the mountains. It was a balm for the body as well as the soul. In addition, I also lost some weight, which was a nice bonus. A bonus of 6 pounds!"-Brona, Czech Republic [participated in the spring 2012, fall 2012 and spring 2013 detox cleanse]
"I wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat - you are a wonderful person and it was so great to meet you and spend time with you - you are so caring and I could just feel the warmth of your spirit, you were very calming to be around. The experience was something I will never forget and I look forward to incorporating Ayurveda into my life. This morning I have been making up my grocery list and trying to plan meals for myself!" - Carolyn C., Canada [participated in the spring 2012 cleanse]
"The Detox was life changing for me. When I was leaving, I wanted to cry how well I felt, thanks to you and your whole team and the environment there. Although I have occasionally a busy day, I perceive all as natural and good. I have no more doubts about myself, about what I believe, what I think, how I live, and who I am. I do not resist anything and I do not have to make excuses. It's a wonderful feeling. Foremost I want to thank you for realizing how important it is to be gentle with myself. I am now very sensitive to what I eat and how the food affects me both physically and mentally. I have already decided at the end of the retreat that I want to come back. Yesterday it finally came to me - I want to come next time for a ten day retreat." –Mirka S., Prague, Czech Republic [participated in the fall 2012; with her partner in the fall 2013, and alone again in the spring 2014; scheduled for fall 2014 detox cleanse]
“I am keeping the daily routine and feeling quite fine. Everybody says I look great, which I like. I already have other clients for you. Will be doing your PR!” -Pavlina F., Prague, Czech Republic [participated in the spring 2013, fall 2013 & spring 2014 detox cleanse]
"After the retreat I have the feeling I can do anything, feeling of lightness and balance. I am able to do and have strength for everything." -Olga Z., Prague, Czech Republic [participated in the spring and fall 2012; fall 2013 and spring 2014 detox cleanse]
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"After only two weeks of daily use, my skin is glowing again and my rosacea is 80% gone. Thank you, Barbora!" -Rachel, California, August 2009
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"Barbora. I've received the second shipment of the 100x washed ghee. It's great, thank you. I am recommending it to several people with skin problems. I have an appointment with my dermatologist this week. I have waited for four months for the appointment. Same facial rash and itch for more that 5 years..many rx, costly meds that have not helped. With less than two weeks of twice a day of the 100x washed ghee, my skin is soft and the long suffering rash is gone!! Amazing!! I will be back and order more for sure. Thank you so much for sending the second container... I would not have realized just how great this stuff is. Thanks" -Lauren, Virginia, August 2012
"I bought a small jar of the 100x washed ghee at the workshop in Prague and I am completely crazy about it. I cannot imagine my evening (and sometimes even morning) without it. It's incredibly soothing. I have a beautiful skin now and I am not the only one who have noticed it:-). I had a friend visiting the other day and she wanted to take it away from me! So, now I need to buy one jar also for her."
-Katka, Czech Republic, September 2012
"I have ordered the larger jar, because I have already used up the small one I purchased. It did wonders for my skin and my rosacea. You have a wonderful product, you can be very proud of. Thank you, Barbora!"
-Deborah, Texas, January 2013
"I just started using your product and I love it! It's decreased my fine lines and lightened my dark spots from sun damage. I've tried many products for my sun damage and nothing works like your ghee. I could literally tell the difference the first week or using it."
-Susan, California, February 2014
"Just wanted to say that after four years of having severe painful rosacea your washed ghee has returned my fragile skin close to its previous state before the rosacea in only a few days. I am so grateful. Thank you."-Evangeline, Australia, August 2014