by Rachel Venokur-Clark, Green Options
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Minerals are essential for optimum health. Due to the Standard American Diet, many of us are lacking in these vital nutrients. Eating too many processed foods or foods grown in mineral-depleted soils can result in a lack of minerals in the body which can lead to an onslaught of health problems as well as food cravings. Minerals help to regulate a variety of processes in the body including helping to create enzymes, hormones, skeletal bones, skeletal tissues, teeth and fluids.
by Dr. Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy, BAMS, CCN, FSM
Depending upon the condition, a treatment regimen is planned which includes internal medicine and a unique therapy called ‘Nasyam.’
“Nasya Karma” or “Nasyam” is one of the five purification therapies (Pancha Karma practiced in Ayurveda Medicine. A medicated oil/ powder/ fresh herbal juice is administered through the nostrils (Nasal drops)...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Sinusitis and sinus problems plague everyone this time of year. Before popping an antihistamine, try taking a different approach and clearing the "srotas," or Ayurvedic channels in our face, neck and ears. Dr Gowthaman Krishnamurthy offers an excellent natural alternative to allopathic drugs for sinusitis.
by Tammy Bradley
If you don't think you like avocados, you may just never have tasted a properly ripe one. They do ripen off the tree; if they are picked too soon they are too watery, and too late they are too oily, and sometimes stringy too. But when you get a perfect avocado it is like eating butter..
by Donna Bloom
I recently taught a meditation class on gratefulness, especially in times of discomfort or turmoil. Everyone was instructed to think of an irritating episode during the past week and actually bring up the feelings and discomfort. The next step was to list five blessing of gratitude, in light of the irritation. The class felt the exercise was therapeutic and each had their own “Ah Ha moment.” This exercise was training for future experiences...
by Cheryl Murphy
Coughing your lungs up, a phrase no doubt, is no laughing matter so maintaining healthy lungs is crucial to all, especially as we age...
Editor's Note: Omega-3,6, and 9 fish oils have had their claim to fame, but omega-7, a mono-unsaturated class of fats, has stayed under the radar. Omega-7 is a powerful fatty acid that reduces mucous buildup and soothes the cellular membranes of the lungs. Read how this super fish oil can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
by Tias Little
The aim of a yoga practice is to reduce suffering. To do this we practice postures, recite incantations and study sutras. A yoga practice should necessarily involve working with pain. The asanas are good to reduce lower back pain, shoulder pain, sacroiliac pain and the like. At the same time, a well-rounded yoga practice should address what my Tibetan teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche describes as “mind pain”...
Editor's Note: This article explores what it is to think we are alive while unknowingly attached to the golden bars of our own "problems." That's the ego at work, and Tias gives clear insight into how much our conditioned minds feed on fixing and searching for trouble to fix. I really enjoy the lines: "The idea that complete peace or happiness can be realized by the ego is like attempting to feed a stuffed animal to bring it to life. It is just not possible." Here is another bell ringing to help us wake up from what we think we are in order to experience what we really Are.
by LeAnn Fox & Jean-Pierre Ruiz
ATH Co-Editor of Conscious Consumerism
Palm oil is used on a wide variety of products, including foods. One of these companies is Kellogg's, maker of a wide variety of food products and best known for its cereals. While Kellogg's touts its environmentally-friendly practices, its actual practices are far from being so...
Editor's Note from Jean-Pierre Ruiz: The extensive use of palm oil is proving to be devastating to the environment, including many animal species now nearing extinctions. This article provides background information and a link to take action.
by Dr. Sonica Krishan,
ATH Co-Editor of Ayurveda
Nowadays, owing to the number of lifestyle related diseases that we seem to be facing, it is worthwhile to know and understand what ancient Ayurveda therapy has to offer...
Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: My article on Ayurveda lifestyle relates to the guidance provided in Ayurveda text as to how you need to have your everyday routine. Waking up in Brahma muhurata which is the early morning time between 4 to 6 am, relieving the bowels, cleaning of the face and mouth along with care of the teeth and tongue and daily eye care have been recommended. This also includes other procedures like Gandoosha or holding oil in the mouth and nasal cleansing.
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