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Henna and Natural Hair Health

Henna and Natural Hair Health Derived from the leaves of the henna tree, henna is a dye used to create body art and color hair. While it’s closely linked with Indian culture, henna is found throughout southern Asia. Over the past decade or so, it’s increasingly popular in Western countries as well. Here’s a quick […]

Sugar

Effects of Excess Sugar Consumption on the Human Body Excess sugar in your daily diet can cause serious health issues. While natural sugars are necessary to provide energy to cells throughout your body, too much processed sugar can increase your risk of serious health problems that include diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Too much sucrose […]

Kapha Dosha

Balancing Kapha Dosha for Improved Health and Happiness Ayurveda is an ancient and established system of medicine that originated in India and has persisted for thousands of years. In Ayurvedic medicine, three basic doshas are recognized for the effects these energies can have on human health: • Vata energies control functions associated with motion, including […]

Pitta Dosha

Correcting Imbalances in Pitta Dosha for Better Health In Ayurvedic medicine, the three doshas are energies that flow through the body and control various aspects of physical and emotional health. Pitta dosha is responsible for the physical activities involved in metabolism, digestion and the transformation of nutrients into energy. When Pitta energies dominate, people typically […]

Vata Dosha

All About Vata Dosha and Rebalancing This Important Energy For most people, understanding the energies that flow inside their own bodies can provide them with added insights into the right treatments and care for a wide range of physical and emotional issues. Ayurvedic medicine recognizes three types of energy, which are known as doshas and […]

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting You may have heard about people fasting for religious reasons, or you may have friends who have tried fasting in the past for weight loss. Fasting might be something you’ve never considered, but intermittent fasting is a health trend that is only growing in popularity. It’s popular for a reason, so you may […]

Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic Diet The ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is a high-fat diet that is very low in carbohydrates that also provides an adequate amount of the necessary protein. The keto diet consists of 75 percent fat, 20 percent protein, and 5 percent carbohydrates. It also has some similarities to the Atkins diet and other low […]

Ayurvedic Self Care and Wellness Techniques

Ayurvedic Wellness Techniques Ayurvedic medicine is a form of healing practice that began in the Vedic culture of India and has been practiced throughout Asia for thousands of years. The Sanskrit translation of Ayur is ‘life’, and Veda means ‘science or knowledge’. The main idea of this practice is prevention. It is meant to prevent […]

Organic Eating

The Importance of Organic Eating Organically grown food seems to be a new thing among people and their eating habits. This is not necessarily true. One can think of it in terms that organic food is the way we used to grow our food and care for our farm animals. We have now incorporated so […]

Essential Oils

An Introduction to Essential Oils for Health While plenty of people have heard about essential oils at some point in their life, most do not know exactly what they are. A majority of people understand that they have some sort of benefit to them, or that they simply have a pleasant scent, yet they do […]