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Wellness for the Seasons

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Make Time for Better Health on Busy Days

(Family Features) Fitting in time to exercise and eat sensible meals can be impractical, if not impossible, when the demands of daily life get in the way. If busy days limit your ability to live as healthy of a lifestyle as you desire, take charge by squeezing in fitness and[...]
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6 Tips for Keeping Anxiety in Check This Holiday Season

For many of us, anxiety makes holidays harder, and in turn, holidays make anxiety worse. But you can’t simply avoid every family gathering, which means you need to find ways to cope. Rather than suffering in silence, use these tips to keep your anxiety under control this holiday season:  [...]
A variety of autumn leaves transitioning from green to yellow to orange to red.

“The Seasons are a changing”… 4 Simple Tips for Supporting You this Fall, Naturally.

Every 2 months we go through a seasonal change where the environment around us changes, and during this transition time, our bodies have a tendency to get a little weaker and for some stress seems to get to us more. According to Ayurveda, this is a great time to do[...]
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[...]
2 teddy bears with a hot water bottle, thermometer, and tissue trying to get well

“Feed a Fever, Starve the Cold”: What it means

Today I was reminded that many people are confused with the saying “Feed a Fever, Starve the Cold”, and some even say “Starve a Fever, Feed a Cold”, or “Feed a Fever, Feed a Cold”. To say the least, this is one of the most confusing things for many people[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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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