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Wellness for the Seasons

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“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[...]
Natural Bug & Mosquito Repellents

Natural Bug & Mosquito Repellents

by SchaOn Blodgett, CCP, BTAT It’s summer, and time for camping, bonfires and other fun outdoor activities, and with it the bugs that come with it. While we always try to promote being in harmony with the nature around us, which includes the bugs as they are a natural food[...]
Coconut Abhyanga: Simply Cooling and Rejuvenating Naturally with the Season

Coconut Abhyanga: Simply Cooling and Rejuvenating Naturally with the Season

by SchaOn Blodgett This last Saturday, June 11 2016, was a scorching hot pre-summer day here in Minnesota, hitting 90 degrees Fahrenheit with a heat index of over 100 for the second day in a row. Ninety degree days are not unheard of in Minnesota, and common towards the end of[...]

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