Lifestyle

Benefits of Drinking Turmeric Tonic Daily

Summertime in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the most yang time of year and is ruled by fire. The summer season is associated with the heart and the small intestine in the body.  When the fire element is unbalanced or in disharmony, depression, insomnia, and digestive issues may arise. When we are properly balanced, the heart […]

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Low Fat is Not “All That”

The US government, clinical nutritionists, mainstream media, and the average person on the street will tell you that eating a diet low in fat, especially saturated fat, will lower your risk of death from coronary heart disease. Although most “official” healthy eating guides endorse it, no randomized research study has ever been able to link […]

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Can Your Toothpaste Be Doing More Harm than Good?

We’ve been taught since we were little to brush our teeth in the morning and in the evening to maintain adequate oral hygiene. Research has shown that good oral hygiene has a strong connection to your overall health by helping to ward off serious medical problems. While we floss and brush to prevent plaque and […]

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Ayurveda Spring Transition: Kapha

According to Ayurveda, when winter transitions into spring it’s Kapha season. The cold, heavy, dull qualities of winter and the dampness of spring enhance Kapha. Kapha is one of the three doshas associated with the Ayurveda Health System. Traits and Characteristics Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the body and mind. It controls weight, […]

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DIY Antibacterial Mat Cleaner

How to Make Your Own Antibacterial Yoga Mat Cleaner Since the pandemic, we’ve had to make some changes at the studio and no longer provide mat cleaning spray for students to use after class. Instead of purchasing a mat cleaning product to sell in the studio, I felt this simple recipe was easy to make […]

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Fun Tips for a Better Complexion

After reading Lisa’s article, you’ve learned that certain factors can have a positive or a negative effect on the digestive system and that our skin will send a message through breakouts or skin conditions if digestion is not functioning properly. While we want to optimize our digestive tract by eating a balanced diet and minimizing […]

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Yoga Poses to Relieve Sinus and Respiratory Issues

Yoga Poses to Relieve Sinus and Respiratory Issues   Sinus/ Respiratory Issues.  There is said to be a direct correlation with the sinus cavities and the hips/pelvis region. Poses to open up hips:   Figure Four at the Wall Lie on your back near a wall, with your legs up the wall. Bend your knees so […]

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Betcha Can’t Eat Just One

The Science of Addictive Junk Food. I first learned about the science of addictive junk food from David Katz, MD, (author of The Flavor Point Diet) at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, back in 2010. During his lecture, he talked about the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes and the fact that 80% of U.S. adults […]

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Did You Know Your Body Has a Second Brain?

When it comes to your moods, decisions and behavior, you have a second brain that may be doing the thinking. For instance, you overslept and missed an important meeting at work and now your boss is furious with you. Come lunchtime, you push your salad aside for the cake in the break room. At times […]

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Gut Check: Trigger Foods

About 15-20% of all Americans suffer from irregular bowel syndrome (IBS).  For many, most IBS episodes occur right after consuming dairy. However, often times, symptoms don’t occur until the following day. This can lead to confusion as to the cause of your digestive issues. The problem can be frustrating, trying to pinpoint one specific food […]

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Easy Home Remedies for Acne

Acne – an annoyance that can occur at any age, but can also be a reflection of our internal health. Being the largest and fastest-growing organ of the body, if you experience ongoing pimples, cystic acne, blackheads/whiteheads, it may be an indication of a poor diet, oxidative damage, and/or hormonal imbalances. While acne can vary […]

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Grab This, Not That

On certain days we may find ourselves craving a particular type of food, such as salt, sweets or fat, etc. While some might find this “normal”, it’s actually your body telling you it’s depleted in a specific vitamin or nutrient, therefore, creating a craving. Often times we don’t really understand the specific nutrient we are […]

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