Digestive and Immune Systems: Introduction

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The Digestive and Immune Systems, an Ayurvedic Perspective Part 1 Ancient systems of medicine have long known the close relationship between the digestive and immune systems. Today, clinical research is providing new evidence to support that ancient knowledge. It’s exciting for herbalists and practitioners to see the research supporting what we have known. I’d like […] Read more »

3 N’s For The Nose Part 3

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3 N’s for the Nose: Neti, Nasya, and Nettles by Tom Wolfe Part 3: Nettles “Boiled with barley and eaten as a porridge several times a day, the fresh or dried leaves of sister spinster stinging Nettle loosen and bring up deep congestion without irritating sensitive respiratory tissues…Considered a specific for adults with asthmatic allergies, […] Read more »

3 N’s for the Nose Part 2

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3 N’s for the Nose: Neti, Nasya, and Nettles by Tom Wolfe Part 2: Nasya “Boiled with barley and eaten as a porridge several times a day, the fresh or dried leaves of sister spinster stinging Nettle loosen and bring up deep congestion without irritating sensitive respiratory tissues…Considered a specific for adults with asthmatic allergies, […] Read more »

3 N’s for the Nose Part 1

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3 N’s for the Nose: Neti, Nasya, and Nettles by Tom Wolfe Part 1: Neti   “Boiled with barley and eaten as a porridge several times a day, the fresh or dried leaves of sister spinster stinging Nettle loosen and bring up deep congestion without irritating sensitive respiratory tissues…Considered a specific for adults with asthmatic […] Read more »

When Nettles Aren’t Enough

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When Nettles Aren’t Enough: Welcome to Spring in the Mid-Atlantic We got a little taste of Spring with a record-breakingly warm February in much of the Eastern and Mid-Western U.S. For us here in the DC/Baltimore area, that meant an unexpected round of very early spring allergies! With actual spring just around the corner, we […] Read more »

Lessons from the Garden

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Freshly transplanted Rosemary and Thyme Hello Friends, Gardening season is fast approaching, faster than ever with this warm February we’ve had in the Mid-Atlantic. As I stare longingly out the window at the garden beds just waiting for me to go out and do some planting, I’m hoping that some time in my garden will […] Read more »

In Praise of Kapha

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In Praise of Kapha Dosha Ayurveda, the ancient healing system of India, teaches that there are three constitutions: Vata (air), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth). These three energies are present in our physical bodies, our minds, and our emotions. A balance of these three is essential to good health and mental and emotional resiliance. In […] Read more »

New Habits in the New Year

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New Habits in The New Year   Making Good Habits Making new habits is lots easier than breaking old ones. When we focus on getting rid of a “bad” habit, we spend even more time thinking about that same bad habit! If we focus our energy instead on making new, “good” habits that support our […] Read more »