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About Your Belly Brain and Why it is So Important — Esogetic Colorpuncture Institute

Did you know that you have a second brain in your belly and that it plays a vital role in both your physical and psychological well-being? About 20 years ago, Esogetic ColorpunctureTM originator, Peter Mandel, became interested in research emerging from a new field called Gastroneuroenterology. These researchers were talking[...]
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[...]
Card Games and Holistic Wellness

Card Games and Holistic Wellness

For the longest time, people have been playing card games. And while these activities are often taken up because they are enjoyable, they can also have a number of positive effects on a person’s wellbeing too. Before we delve into that subject though, it’s important to note that just like[...]
Dogs & Ayurveda

Dogs Have Ayurvedic Constitutions Too! (Banyan Botanicals article)

Let’s begin with the doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. All dogs align with Ayurveda’s prakruti/vikruti paradigm. No doubt about that. It’s more than personality. There are ways to assess overall bone, physique, muscle, stamina, facial features, and so forth, to derive inherent doshic characteristics and features of your dog. Though I am not a[...]
Cottage Cheese Dish

Quick Breakfast for Energy: Cottage Cheese Bowl

This is a fantastic, and surprisingly delicious, breakfast dish which provides you with a lot of energy to get going right away in the morning. I recently saw this while watching an episode of Dr. Oz about increasing energy, and while it seemed odd to eat this for breakfast, I[...]

The Inauguration of Trump: What the I-Ching has to say for Today

The I-Ching is a beautiful tool, especially during times of change and transitions. All month, I’ve been sitting here and thinking “How can I best help my friends and clients through this very turbulent transition that we’re experiencing in January?” The answer came early in the month to offer the I-Ching[...]
How much water should you drink?

How much Water should I be drinking?

We’ve all heard the old saying “Eight-8 ounce glasses of water a day.” Though, is this really correct for everyone? The simple answer is NO. The Eight-8 ounce glasses of water per day is the rough amount needed for an individual that weighs about 150 pounds (in reality, this rule[...]
Seasonal Changes

Simple things for Fall Health

Fall is the sunset of the year where everything starts moving inward and represents the element of Metal. Metal is the element associated with the corresponding organs of the lungs and large intestines, and is the element of contracting. Water to ice, earth becomes metal or gems, air condenses into[...]
Cleansing Kitchari

Balancing and Cleansing Basic Kitchari

by SchaOn Blodgett, CCP, BTAT Kitchari is pretty much a staple within Ayurveda, and there are many, many varieties out there. The basics of all kitchari is that it is rice and beans, with various spices. Kitchari is meant to be easy to digest, cleansing and strengthening without robbing the system of[...]

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