Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Want beautiful, lustrous, healthy hair? Ayurveda offers several home body care treatments that can keep hair shiny, strong and full of vitamins. Oil and herbal treatments are just some of the ways that Ayurveda helps you take care of your hair. Check out this video by Banyan Botanicals for 5 great tips on having healthy hair. Enjoy!
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: What is your doshic phenotype? Deconstructing the Ayurvedic body and mental phenotypes can get confusing. Vata, pitta and kapha are present in all individuals in various combinations, but how do you know which doshas predominate within you? This brief, but clear video by Dr. Neelesh Korde discusses numerous features, mental/emotional states and behaviors of each dosha. Take a moment to explore the differencs among the three doshas and how they may present within you. Namaste
by Sabine Green
I am sure you have heard comments such as 'Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis' or 'Watching too much TV will damage your eyes'. Old wives' tales are like that, some have might have been useful at some point, some are just superstition and others actually are very useful and efficient. After all, many of the 'Old wives' tales' have been handed down by midwives and healers that were valued medical practitioners...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: A few tricks of the trade we've all heard over and over again. Does going out in the cold with wet hair make you sick? Read on to see what you think.
This week, Food Tank has hand-picked 16 books that have educated, inspired, and informed us. They highlight sustainable agriculture, wild food, backyard gardening, soil health, and more...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Dust off the porch chair. The warm is coming back. Sit down and dig into a selection of books that can open a new world to organic living.
by Stacy Lazar
Most of us could go through an entire day – weeks even – slouching in our desk chairs without realizing for a single moment that we’ve done our bodies not-so-good. By the time we’ve determine that our backs, necks and shoulders are aching, and that it might be time to book a massage, we can hardly recall where the pain came from in the first place...
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by Susan Janssesns, NMD
At fourty-one after months of struggling with fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, irregular menstrual cycles and anxiety Sarah came in to see me. She had gone to see an array of medical doctors from an endocrinologist for her hair loss and weight gain to an ob-gyn for her irregular bleeding. The end result was being told "I can't find anything wrong...
Editor's Note: A good review of the hormones involved in perimenopause and how you can help guide yourself through this often difficult time.
by Raven Jones, AP
My first treatment is at 7am and consists of a flowing massage by two young, dark skinned men dressed in light brown jacket and trousers. They have that thick, jetblack, close cropped hair and ubiquitous mustache of many Kerala men from this southern part of India...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: It is my distinct honor to share with you the inspiring and heartfelt reflection of one man's journey through his battle with cancer. A brilliant author and dear friend, Raven Jones has created a link between health and spirituality through Ayurveda. His cancer survival story is both thought provoking and intellectually stimulating as it is filled with emotional honesty.
Editor's Note: If you've never heard of mycologist Paul Stamets -- or have heard of him, but not heard him talk -- pull up a chair and check out this video from TEDTalks. TED requires that speakers present in about 18 minutes, and Stamets -- whose brilliant talks I've attended have never been less than an hour -- comes through. Stamets, author of Mycelium Running, appears in this 2008 TED Conference video without his famous Agarikon hat, but he summarizes and highlights many amazing facts about mushrooms.
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