History of St. John’s Wort

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Appropriately dubbed by many as a magical plant, St. John’s Wort (hypericum perforatum) carries a rich history, full of cultural nuances and mystical legends.  Dr. Jonathan Zuess, in his book , “The Natural Prozac Program,” eloquently captures the emotion and quintessence of St. John’s Wort in his opening statement:  “In the crumbling pages of ancient texts on healing, hidden amongst the … Read More

Science Finally Proves Meridians Exist

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What the Merging of Spirituality and Science means for you “In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Biochemist and Nobel Prize Winner. For centuries the ancient wisdom keepers and healers in several traditions had a keen understanding of the energetic body. The healing traditions from China, India, Japan … Read More

St. Johns Wort: Elevating Moods and Exorcizing Demons for 2000 Years

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St. Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an herb with a long and colorful history. Extracts, tinctures, capsules and teas are made from the plant’s yellow flowers. While scientific studies of its benefits in treating mild to moderate depression and anxiety are mixed and St. Johns Wort has not earned FDA approval, it is widely prescribed in Europe, where it is a native … Read More

Why Good Ayurvedists Don’t Drink Smoothies

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If you’re an Ayurvedic adherent you have heard of the perils of smoothies. There are a number of reasons that a person who wants a long, happy and healthy life will stick up their noses at smoothies. Yet smoothies are so easy to make, tasty, satisfying, convenient to carry with you, and a delivery system for all sorts of nourishment! … Read More

Ayurvedic Eye Care

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Our eyes are the most important organs we have in relating to the world around us. Our eyes are the connection between the outer and inner worlds. In fact it is said that our eyes are the mirror to our soul. We must protect and take loving care of these delicate organs. Ayurveda explains that Pitta dosha, the element of … Read More

Brené Brown Will Change Your Life in Her New Netflix Special, ‘The Call to Courage’

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Her Ted Talks have been viewed over 50 million times, she’s topped the New York Times bestseller list five times, and she just gave the opening keynote at SXSW. Now, maybe finally, the superstar social scientist Brené Brown can be seen “Daring Greatly” on Netflix. Brené recently announced that she will be starring in her very own hour long Netflix special, Brené Brown: The Call to … Read More

Ayurvedic Guide To The Health Wonders Of Fresh Yogurt.

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Yogurt: A superfood Even though Yogurt has been an integral part of the Indian diet since ancient times and one of Ayurveda’s main healing foods, it has only recently gained acceptance outside cultures as a health/diet food, primarily due to its low fat, high protein and high calcium content. Ayurveda labels foods based on the influence they have on the body … Read More

Turmeric and Curcumin Benefits: Can This Herb Really Combat Disease?

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Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the main spice in the Indian dish curry, is argued by many to be the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. Turmeric benefits are incredibly vast and very thoroughly researched. Currently, there are over 12,500 peer-reviewed articles published proving turmeric benefits, especially one of its renowned healing compounds, curcumin. Curcumin is the active ingredient in … Read More

Benefits of Kichari

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Kitchari means mixture, usually of two grains. This is one kitchari recipe that is particularly nourishing and easy to digest. Please note the options below for some alternatives and, after the recipe, read more about this ancient dish. Options Vegetables such as zucchini, asparagus, sweet potato For Vata or Kapha conditions: add a pinch of ginger powder For Pitta: leave out the mustard seeds INGREDIENTS 1/2 … Read More

Benefits of Spiced Milk

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I used to think I was lactose intolerant because every time I had dairy products my digestive issues would act up. When I started going deeper into my ayurvedic studies I learned that the milk itself wasn’t the issue, it was the way I was consuming it that caused all of the problems. Cold milk, ice cream and cheese are very … Read More