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The Evening Routine to Unwind and Recharge

The Evening Routine to Unwind and Recharge

For many of us, it can be difficult to unwind — especially after a long day of answering emails, attending meetings, taking phone calls, taking care of kids or pets, and battling traffic on the way to and from our jobs. Finding the “off” switch once we enter our...

Hungry, Overheated & Irritable? 7 Ways to Cool Your Pitta

Hungry, Overheated & Irritable? 7 Ways to Cool Your Pitta

Feeling the heat this summer? When the Northern Hemisphere tips toward the fiery sun, you may start noticing signs of increasing Pitta dosha in your mind, body, and emotions—especially if you have a Pitta-dominant constitution type. Excess hunger, irritability,...

5 Ayurvedic Strategies for a Stress-Free Summer

5 Ayurvedic Strategies for a Stress-Free Summer

After the chilly months of winter and the rainy days of spring, many of us look forward to summer—the season of sunshine, flowers, and vacation time. After the chilly months of winter and the rainy days of spring, many of us look forward to summer—the season of...

The Ultimate Ayurvedic Vacation: Panchakarma

The Ultimate Ayurvedic Vacation: Panchakarma

For some truly restorative downtime, consider the ultimate Ayurvedic vacation: Panchakarma. Planning to hit the road for a getaway this season? If your travel itinerary is packed with sightseeing stops and must-do’s, you might end up feeling more tired than energized....

Try Tongue Scraping for Better Breath and a Healthier Mouth

Try Tongue Scraping for Better Breath and a Healthier Mouth

(Once you start, you’ll never stop!) Do you ever wake up with that pasty, yucky, Morning Mouth feeling? Some days, brushing your teeth and gargling doesn’t seem to eliminate it, and you might even notice a yellowish or white coating on your tongue. Daily tongue...

Mushrooms are Beneficial for our Brain

Mushrooms are Beneficial for our Brain

Recommended Product: Reishi Mushroom Extract Mushrooms have been proven to be more than just a fungus that can also enhance food dishes. Research shows that eating mushrooms has many benefits, now recent research suggests they may be the key to the nation’s growing...

Healthy Vision & the Aging Eye

Healthy Vision & the Aging Eye

Healthy vision is one of our most treasured senses. However, many of us take it for granted until it begins to fail. As with your overall physical health, vision health benefits from proper nutrition, regular exercise, and vitamin supplements.     The...

Seven Ways to Boost Your Immunity and Energy (with food)

Seven Ways to Boost Your Immunity and Energy (with food)

Any season is a good time to think about supporting immunity. There are a few good strategies for doing this, and one is crucial: immunity-supporting meals. According to Maharishi Ayurveda, immunity-supporting foods are those foods that transform quickly into ojas. If...

Ayurvedic Approach to Spring Cleaning – Home, Body, Mind

Ayurvedic Approach to Spring Cleaning – Home, Body, Mind

From that first rainfall on a mildly chilly day in late winter, there’s that quality in the air. The beginning stages of new life — buds and grasses and flowers — Springtime! Many of us welcome the change of seasons from winter to spring. Cultures around the world...

Survival strategies for four top environmental toxins

Survival strategies for four top environmental toxins

There are simple ways to avoid many toxins and, fortunately, the human body is designed to detox itself. Here are some ways to reduce your risk of toxic exposure: Detox Your Diet: Buy organic, and always wash your food Eliminate Processed Foods Eat More Veggies: like...

Flaxseeds Improve Cardiovascular Health

Flaxseeds Improve Cardiovascular Health

Flaxseed's health benefits are as complex as the components of the remarkable seed itself. Over the past decade, hundreds of studies have been performed on flaxseeds revealing their value in over 100 health conditions. Top on the list of clinically confirmed health...

5 Reasons to Do an Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

5 Reasons to Do an Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

As ice drips off the branches and tender buds start to peek through the remaining patches of snow, nature reminds us that spring is (finally) upon us. It’s Kapha season and that means it’s time to shed all the things that may have been weighing us down since winter....

WHICH SUNSCREEN TO CHOOSE- MINERAL OR CHEMICAL?

WHICH SUNSCREEN TO CHOOSE- MINERAL OR CHEMICAL?

The sun gives us light, heat, and energy. It also causes nasty red burns on your skin that might cause skin cancer later in life. To stop them from developing, most people use one form or another of sunscreen. But with so many options on the shelf at the local...

Remove Dangerous Chemicals From Your Personal Care Routines

Remove Dangerous Chemicals From Your Personal Care Routines

READ YOUR PRODUCT LABELS!!!! Are you trying to get rid of the chemicals in your life? Are you reading labels, buying more natural products, and cleaning out your home of potentially dangerous toxins? You may be surprised to learn that the FDA does not have a...

What is Kombucha? Good for you?

What is Kombucha? Good for you?

What is Kombucha? Kombucha has been consumed for thousands of years and is a fermented probiotic drink. The first recorded use of kombucha comes from China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dynasty. It was known as "The Tea of Immortality". It has been used in Eastern...

HOW DOES OXIDATIVE STRESS AFFECT YOU?

HOW DOES OXIDATIVE STRESS AFFECT YOU?

WHAT IS OXIDATIVE STRESS? The process of oxidation happens as our bodies metabolize the oxygen that we breathe and our cells produce energy from it. This process also produces Free Radicals –which interact with the molecules within our cells resulting in damage or...

Boost Your Nrf2 Activation with These Foods

Boost Your Nrf2 Activation with These Foods

By now, you’ve likely seen “Nrf2” in the news and all over health websites. This “master regulator” of your internal defense system has been described as “the guardian of lifespan” because of its ability to protect your health as you age. But what exactly is Nrf2? And...

IS THE TEA YOU ARE DRINKING TOXIC AND THE TEA BAG IT IS IN?

IS THE TEA YOU ARE DRINKING TOXIC AND THE TEA BAG IT IS IN?

After much research, I will never look at tea the same again. I drink tea every day and I love the tea experience. I always have lots of varieties of loose tea to choose from at home but I did not realize that my tea may be toxic! Although tea is widely thought to be...

YOUR LIFESTYLE AND EPIGENETICS? CAN IT CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

YOUR LIFESTYLE AND EPIGENETICS? CAN IT CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

What is Epigenetics? EPIGENETICS IS THE STUDY OF BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS THAT WILL SWITCH YOUR GENES ON AND OFF. Epigenetics Controls Genes. Certain circumstances in life can cause genes to be silenced or expressed over time. In other words, they can be turned off...

Your Lifestyle and Epigenetics? Can it change your life?

Your Lifestyle and Epigenetics? Can it change your life?

What is Epigenetics? Epigenetics is the study of biological mechanisms that will switch your genes on and off. Epigenetics Controls Genes. Certain circumstances in life can cause genes to be silenced or expressed over time. In other words, they can be turned off...

Why should you buy Organic?

Why should you buy Organic?

One reason alone -- the effects of pesticides on your Health!Unfortunately, pesticides attack your body in lots of ways. Keep the list below handy the next time you find yourself at the grocery wondering if you should buy conventional strawberries rather than organic....