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by Dr. Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy, BAMS, CCN, FSM

Pain is common among all members of family irrespective of their age, job, food habits, race, etc. Here we discuss the causes, prevention and management of muscular pain using the holistic approach of Ayurvedic medicine, herbs, yoga, diet and Ayurvedic therapies...

 

 

 

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by Susun S. Weed

Are herbs "dilute forms of drugs" and therefore dangerous? Or are they "natural" and therefore safe? If you sell herbs, you probably hear these questions often. What is the "right" answer? It depends on the herb! These thoughts on herbs will help you explain to your customers (and yourself) how safe - or dangerous - any herb might be...

 
 

by Sheila Patel, MD
The Chopra Center

One of the earliest references to the disease we would recognize today as diabetes appears in the Atharvaveda, one of the four sacred Vedas that originated in approximately 1,500–1,000 B.C. in India. The traditional comprehensive healing system of Ayurveda was developed from material that is found in these ancient texts...

 

Editor's Note: Diabetes and obesity is a growing global epidemic. Ayurveda offers an understanding of the progression of different types of diabetes according to doshic imbalances. The Chopra Center has recently provided some excellent articles on diabetes, our diet, herbs to treat diabetes and yogic exercises to increase metabolism and aid the rebalancing of our bodies. Please read our three part series on diabetes and see how Ayurveda can shed some light on this difficult, but often manageable disease. Namaste.

 

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by Christopher Hobbs

Garlic may be the world's most respected medicinal plant--not only does it have thousands of years of historical medicinal usage, but it has also been the subject of numerous research studies published in 1100 scientific articles, of which there have also been about 258 research studies on the cardiovascular effects of garlic, which represents a major amount of research...

 

 

 

Herbology


by Lynne Sullivan, DC

The immune system is your body’s defense against invasion by foreign substances such as bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells.  It is composed of a complex system of specialized tissues, cells, and organs whose purpose is to recognize and destroy these harmful invaders, thus preventing the development of infection and disease.  Supporting and enhancing your immune system through healthy lifestyle choices as well as implementing select nutrients and herbs, and most of all having a healthy nervous system, will help reduce your susceptibility to colds, the flu, and other infections and diseases...

 

Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: People who get adjusted regularly are healthier overall. These patients report they are sick 1.5 times per year as opposed to people who do not get adjusted are sick 7 times per year. Dr. Lynne describes simple ways to have a healthy and fully functioning immune system in this article.

 

Chiropractic


by Merry Lycett Harrison, RH (AHG)

One of my favorite moments in spring is when I come home in the afternoon to air scented by the sweet violets blooming in my yard. Their flowers vary in color from pink to deep purple and they bloom even before the crocus, bloodroot and trees. As an herbal medicine, they make a good tonic for the immune system, and their heart-shaped leaves were once thought to be an indication of benefit for the health of the heart...

 

Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: Merry Harrison paints a wonderful picture in helping us to see the beauty in growing a diversity of plants in your garden. Even if you live in the city you can benefit from the aromatic flowers of medicinal herbs as well as culinary herbs. Instead of buying basil why not grow it for much less? Enjoy the bouquet of green leaves.

 

Herbalism


by Jackie Rive

Is your dog itchy? Suffering from itchy skin and constantly scratching. Natural Remedies could be the answer. Natural remedies and herbal treatments can offer a gentle, non invasive solution to this problematic  condition...

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: 60-80% of most conditions seen by veterinarians deals with skin. Itchy, flaky, dry, shedding skin. Which one affects your dog?

 

 

Animals & Pets


 

Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Inflammation in the skin is challenging to treat, especially when our environment is hot or irritating. Ayurveda offers several herbs that can help reduce heat in the skin. Herbalist James Bae from Veria Living Ayurvedic TV presents 3 simple, Ayurvedic treatments for inflammed skin. As always, consult an Ayurvedic Practitioner for details regarding herbal remedies. Namaste

 

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