Ayurveda is a form of alternative and ancient medicine that puts a focus on the use of herbs and other natural substances to provide optimal health and wellness. Its associated teachings and practices originated in the subcontinent of India. Ayurveda is still practiced by millions, and its many medicinal techniques and principles have been informing […]
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Should You Consider Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicine uses plant parts like seeds, roots, stems, bark, leaves, flowers, and fruit to create formulas that seek to provide specific medicinal benefits. These ingredients can be taken in the form of capsules, powders, tinctures, personal care and beauty products, tonic or jams, and tea. Each herbal concoction may be unique, containing just a […]
Ashawagandha Thyroid Benefits and Available Supplements
Ashwagandha is one of those herbs that sounds almost too good to be true. According to ancient Ayurvedic practices and modern medical studies, ashwagandha may be able to help regulate hormone levels, provide support for stress and feelings of nervousness, and support a healthy immune system, among other potential benefits. Today, hundreds of studies have […]
5 Natural Alternatives to Ease Feelings of Anxiety
Anxiety can make our hearts beat faster, cause our breathing to become shallow and rapid, and cause our minds only to imagine the worst case scenario. But all we want to do is to relax! So how can we do this when our body and mind seem to have their agenda? Whether you suffer full-blown […]
How The Pitta Dosha Influences Mind and Body
If someone told you about an ancient medical practice that originated over 5,000 years ago, you might assume that this practice had long since died out – replaced by newer technologies and newer ways of approaching health and wellness. But weâre not just talking about any medical practice: weâre talking about ayurvedic medicine, and it […]
What is Pitta Ayurveda?
If youâve spent any time reading about holistic or alternative approaches to health, then you may have run across terms like Ayurveda medicine or pitta Ayurveda. Unless youâre a holistic health professional, you may have some confusion about what these terms mean and how they could be relevant to you and your well being. So […]
Vata Diet: Tips for a Healthy Vata Dosha
You may be familiar with different personality typing systems such as the Myers-Briggs typology or the Enneagram. People look to these methods of personality testing to gain a better understanding of themselves and the way that they function. One ancient and helpful way to look at the way your personality and body function is known […]
What Is Functional Medicine?
You may have heard more of the term “functional medicine” lately due to its growing reach. And, you may have wondered each time what exactly it’s all about. I was in the same boat, so I thought I would do some digging to finally get an answer. To do my due diligence, I took a […]
9 Nasty Things That Might Actually be Healthy for You
It can sometimes seem like a cruel world when so many of the decadent vices we crave are also bad for our bodies. But what’s even stranger is how some things that are absolutely repulsive might actually be good for you. Now, we’re not talking about your least favorite vegetables. This isn’t an article about […]
7 Perfect Magazines for People Focused on Living & Eating Naturally
Sometimes it can be tough to stay on top of all the news concerning how to live a healthy life. Thanks to new research, scientific studies and plenty of different opinions, the best natural health advice always seems to be evolving. What you learned last month could be quite a bit different from what the […]