Ayurveda explains that we are our own best healers. We know ourselves best, after all! We can educate ourselves and take control of and responsibility for our own health. How do we do this? First of all, we tune in to our bodies. We start paying attention to the signals that it gives us. Our own intuition is an amazing tool to discern subtle health imbalances. We need to start trusting ourselves more. We can also follow nutritional and lifestyle guidelines to keep ourselves healthy and to develop longevity. When we start to see all the good that we can do for ourselves and our own health, we develop confidence in our self-healing abilities. The positive results that we experience for ourselves shows us that we are strong, and capable. The Vedic scriptures outline the three legs of truth: 1. What the scriptures say, 2. What the guru (or spiritual guide) says, and 3. What we experience for ourselves. When all three of these sources say the same thing, then it is accepted as truth. This applies to our health, too. It’s what research says, what the doctor says, and what we experience for ourselves. We can take an active role in our own health care.