The Powerful Benefits of Parsley

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 35 seconds More than just a decorative garnish, wreaths of parsley (Petroselinum sativum) were worn by Greek athletes – including Hercules, according to legend – to celebrate victories. (1,2) Today, we know that parsley offers great protection to the body against environmental chemicals and toxins. (3-5) Based on some of […]

Bacopa: Memory, Mood and Focus Support

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 41 seconds Dealing with bouts of depression, anxiety, “senior moments,” and kids having difficulty staying on task at school has become a way of life for many Americans. While there are many factors that may be at the root of these problems, there is one herb that has recently […]

Are GMOs Actually Getting Into Your Genes?

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 10 seconds When corn was both genetically modified to be immune to Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup and to be foul-tasting to insects, most researchers thought that such genetic traits would be limited to their own genetically-modified corn. Boy, were they wrong! Concerned consumers, organic farmers, and environmentalists were concerned that […]

Cream of Broccoli Soup

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This soup features summer superfood broccoli and offers a light, easy summer dinner option. This recipe is modified from The Yoga Body Diet by Kristen Schultz Dollard and John Douillard, DC. Ingredients: Broccoli: 1 head Coconut Oil*: 1 Tablespoon Leeks (white part only): 2 cups, chopped Fresh Rosemary: 1 sprig leaves only Fennel Seeds: 1 […]

Healthy Strawberry Milkshake

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Recipe and by Emma Frisch Serves 1-2. Ingredients: 1 cup coconut milk (fresh or canned without additives), chilled 3 soft Medjool dates, pitted 1 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract handful of ice, or more as needed for thickness Directions: Combine the coconut milk and dates in a high-speed blender, and blend until the […]

Melon Juice Cooler

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This delicious summer beverage recipe comes from The Yoga Body Diet by Kristen Schultz Dollard and John Douillard, DC., and was developed to be prepared using a juicer. If you don’t own a juicer or prefer to get a little extra fiber in your drink, this will also whip up fabulously in a blender. Ingredients: […]

How Your Circadian Rhythms Impact Your Microbes

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 39 seconds Circadian rhythms are the light and dark cycles that are as old as the very first life forms on Earth, according to a new study. (1) All life, so it seems, had to be intimately connected to the cycles of the sun to continue to evolve. One […]

6 Ayurvedic Truths The ‘Inside Out’ Movie Will Teach You

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 47 seconds If you haven’t yet seen Pixar’s new flick, “Inside Out,” it’s well worth your time. This movie chronicles the culture shock an 11-year-old girl, Riley, experiences while she moves to San Francisco. What’s so brilliant in this film is how it makes the infinitely complicated machinations of […]

Travel Tips: Stay Healthy, Calm & Energized This Summer

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 32 seconds While we all look forward to a summer vacation, many folks dread the travel. From an Ayurvedic perspective, the vata dosha (or air energy) can easily become disturbed from flying or while traveling. A new branch of medicine called Circadian Medicine has measured the negative effect of […]

Researchers Rediscover Longevity Herb

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 11 seconds New research has revealed powerful rejuvenative properties of a nutrient- and mineral-rich biomass that, for thousands of years, Ayurvedic texts have held sacred for its astounding list of beneficial properties. Shilajit has been touted for millennia as the best herbal carrier of energy and nutrition into the […]