The American diet is unbalanced.  It consists of predominantly sweet and sour foods according to MAPI, the Ayurveda health center in Iowa.  As a result, our bodies are unbalanced and we often feel sluggish and unwell. Bitter foods promote a natural cleansing of the body.  By including some of the bitter taste in our diet,…

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Do you think your immune system is taking adequate care of you? Do you fall prey to seasonal illnesses or illnesses that get passed around: colds, flu, etc? Are sick more often than others around you? If you are answering yes to the last two questions, then your immune system may not be protecting you adequately.…

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The nervous system is governed by the vata dosha according to Ayurveda. Doshas are the bioenergetic systems of the body and vata is one of three doshas which make up the human system: vata controls movement, pitta governs metabolism, and kapha governs tissue, bones and lubrication of the body. Of course, it is actually not that…

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Would you like to have great skin? Do you invest in your skin care and still feel dissatisfied with how your skin looks? Many people waste a lot of money on their skin to look and feel better.  They do not understand their skin problems and reach for magic bullet solutions, sometimes making the problem…

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Do you ever feel like an emotional ping-pong ball? Do you have a hard time dealing with life’s emotional ups and downs? Do you suffer from depression or anxiety? Highly sensitive people have a particularly difficult time handling the emotional complexities of daily life. Not because they are weak, but because they notice everything! Herbal…

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It is amazing how great health can be as close as our kitchen spice rack. For thousands of years, food and herbs have been used for their healing properties. Some herbs are almost worshiped for their healing gifts.  Turmeric is one such herb. Some herbs are valued solely for their medicinal properties. Neem would be…

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Would you like to know that your immune system is functioning well and able to protect you? Manjistha is a wonderful Ayurvedic herb that does just that. Manjistha known as rubia cordifolia is a climbing medicinal plant found in the Himalayas. Its roots are used to create the medicinal supplement known as manjistha. It is a multi-purpose healer…

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Do you suffer from chronic pain? Does it seem as if the amount of pain you are experiencing is growing over time rather than diminishing? Do you have a hard time functioning because of chronic pain? Is it hard to relieve your chronic pain with medication? What Causes Chronic Pain? There are many causes of…

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Are you aware that detoxification is only part of the process of rejuvenating yourself? Detoxification is necessary when toxins build up in our bodies to a point where the pathways of the body become clogged so that nourishment and detoxification are not able to occur naturally. Getting rid of toxins and restoring balance consists of…

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Nervous system tree © by Mizrak As a highly sensitive person, do you experience anxiety? Highly sensitive people are like the nervous system tree above –  a large hypersensitive nervous system often on overhead. Each HSP handles overstimulation differently. Some who suffer from excessive stress as well as sensory overload, develop anxiety. Could that be you? Why…

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