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 »

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 »

Neti Pots for Healthy Noses

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Baraka Neti Pots – Dr. OZ and Oprah Approved You may have heard about Neti Pots on TV. They’ve become more and more popular in recent years as more people realize how easy it can be to feel better and Breathe deeper! Rinsing with a neti pot is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy recommended by many […] Read more »

Nasya Oil

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What is Nasya Oil and Why Should I Put It Up My Nose?   Nasya oil is an invigorating Ayurvedic therapy used for more than 5,000 years to treat ailments occurring above the collar bone. This balancing herbal oil improves a number of discomforts including but not limited to clogged nasal passages, hoarse voice, stiff […] Read more »

Simple Garden Yoga for Anxiety

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Every day, more and more studies are popping up proving the immune benefits of forest walks, or the anti-depressant effects of activities like kneading bread and working in the soil. Working in the ground is literally grounding, and meditative gardening is one of the best antidotes for anxiety that I have found. Even if you […] Read more »