In Part 1 of this series I discussed the many causes of heartburn and how to effectively treat those using Ayurvedic principles, foods and herbs. However, in some cases, heartburn is caused by a mechanical issue that can lead to hiatal hernia. A hiatal hernia is when a small part of the stomach herniates or
In India, ginger is called the “universal spice” because of its many health benefits, and because it balances all body types. Ginger was used medicinally in ancient China, India, and Rome. As the demand for ginger grew, it was soon being cultivated all over the world. In Ayurveda, ginger was most commonly used to support
You know you should be eating your vegetables, but do you know why? Did you know, for instance, that eating more vegetables can help you reduce stress, increase attentiveness, reduce cravings, and lose weight? The truth is, while most of us know we should be eating plenty of vegetables, few of us actually eat enough.
What are the keys to facilitating a good detox? Most cleanses do not go far enough. To get the most out of a cleanse be sure all these components are included in the cleanse you choose: address the blood sugar nourish the intestinal villa and restore proper eliminative function destagnate the lymph cleanse the liver
ARTICLE -AT-A-GLANCE: At the end of summer, especially if you are a hot (Pitta) body type, your body will potentially overheat or dry out. Take this quiz to find out your Body Type. Summer Superfoods are cooling seasonal antidotes to stop the heat in its tracks. Watermelons are naturally cooling and hydrating. Apples support blood
Surprisingly, we all have a slower and weaker digestive system during the summer months. I know this sounds hard to believe, but have you noticed yourself: Gaining weight? Having sluggish bowel movements? Carrying extra weight or bloat around your tummy? All this even though you didn’t really eat bad or pig out. You may be
It’s hard to ignore when 2 time Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Linus Pauling stated: “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” 94% of Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables to meet minimum mineral RDAs. Even the trace minerals in organic foods are depleted. As far back as
When seeking healthy cholesterol levels, we often overlook factors like stress, poor digestion, and sluggish lymphatic drainage. Instead, we focus only on removing the cholesterol from the blood, or eating foods with less cholesterol. Using a drug or herb to remove cholesterol from the blood may decrease cardiovascular risk, but doesn’t address how the cholesterol