What is the ayurveda healing system?

Ayurveda is the traditional medical system of India and the oldest surviving healing system in the world (about 5,000 years old). "Ayu" means life and "veda" means knowledge, so ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is based on 3 fundamental principles:

1. Food is medicine.
2. Disease can be prevented and eradicated through your daily habits.
3. Lifestyle recommendations are based on an individual's physical, mental and emotional makeup, known as one's dosha.

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