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Exciting New Ethnopharmacological Studies with Andrographis herb component

(This article is for information purposes only. This information is not intended to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19 in people.) Studies on herbs and other natural options are always exciting for me. Why? Natural Medicine gets a lot of flack because many of the things we use aren’t[...]
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Supporting the Immune System Naturally in Spring 2020 and during times of Fear

Right now at the forefront of our minds is the sickness going around the globe. While yes this is a pandemic, the last thing you need to be doing is panicking. Panic, and stress in general, really diminish the immune system’s ability to do its job. When we are in[...]
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Learning the difference between Vegan and Vegetarian

As a person who prefers to eat meat for at least two meals of the day, I never really cared about veganism or vegetarian diets. Several months back a colleague of mine named Sarah kept emphasizing her shift towards the ‘vegan’ lifestyle, and started preaching about abandoning ‘animal cruelty’. I[...]
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A Tradition of Healing Soups: a Healing Soup for Fall

Growing up I remember watching on TV people bringing people soup when they were sick. Now with being an adult, whenever I make a soup I often reminisce of these shows and think about how can I make this soup a healing and supportive contribution for those who will be[...]
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Vegan-Friendly Foods For Healthy, Glowing Skin

It’s a well-established fact that nutrient-rich whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats are good for your skin. But some foods are better for our skin than others. Which nutrients, in particular, should you be on the lookout for? Here, we take a look at some of the most[...]
Turnips, Tomatoes, Asparagus, Zucchini squash, lettuce, and broccoli

Diet and Nutritional Tips for later-Summer (7/23-9/7) and after the Seasonal Change from 7/7 to 7/23

Every two months we go through a seasonal change. During these times we want to ease the burden on our digestive system and also allow for it to recharge. One of the best foods during a seasonal change is Kitchari. It’s a gentle and effective way to not only cleanse[...]
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Healthy Fruits in Winter

In January, many people start thinking more about their health than any other time of the year, and one of the things that often comes to people’s minds is to eat more fruits and vegetables. While generally, this is a good thing, there are healthier options and things to be[...]
5-Tips for beating the Summertime Heatwave

5-Tips for beating a Summertime Heatwave

Tip #1: Abhyanga with Coconut Oil Coconut Oil is considered a “refrigerant” in Ayurveda. This means it’s very cooling. Slather this on for your daily Abhyanga (self-oil massage), allow the benefits of the coconut to absorb in for about 10-minutes before taking your shower. Remember… don’t use soap, instead, just[...]
French Toast for Vata Season

Recipe: French Toast for early Vata Season & Better Digestion

One of Vata’s characteristics is weaker digestion, so during this season, we need to focus on helping and supporting our digestive system more than normal. Here is a modification of a classic American Favorite, the French Toast, to help support not just digestion, but also helping to cool any excess[...]

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