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The Science of Ayurveda: Living in Balance with Nature's Laws

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By Michael Olmstead, DDS Ayurveda, developed in antiquity by the sages of India,[1] is considered by many scholars to be the most ancient system of health, from which many other systems of medicine stem. The translation of its name offers considerable insight into Ayurveda's scope and complexity. In Sanskrit, ayus means “life,” and veda means “knowledge.” So, together, they mean the knowledge - or, some would say, science - of life or longevity. In the West, we have sciences such as biology, physics, and meteorology. Ayurveda, as a holistic system of health, incorporates the laws of nature...

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