by Doctress Neutopia
Wholistic Gaia science is not only a foundational world view for the investigation of "the details of how all organisms exchange gases and other chemical compounds with the water, atmosphere and soils of Earth." But, from a cultural standpoint, what I am seeing is that Gaia is also a foundation for a planetary religion, a benevolent new way of living with and revering the Earth. Gaia shows us the way to create evolutionary new habitats so that we have not only the scientific technology, but the philosophy to peacefully penetrate deeper into the mysteries of the Universe using both science and art.
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 Beverley Hawkins
There are two different types of skin reactions that can occur when using essential oils topically. They are quite different and are often initiated by different chemical components in an essential oil...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: It's never too early to begin nourishing your child. Ayurveda recommends abhyanga oil massage to protect against Vata early on, even for babies! This detailed video reviews how to massage an infant with specific attention to the stroke types, start times and environment (warm and comfortable). Abhyanga allows the nourishing oil to lubricate the skin, muscles and joints, calms the nervous system and encourages restful sleep. *Note that they are using organic coconut oil, which is fine during summertime, but luke warm sesame oil is best thoroughout the rest of the year when it is cold, to encourage ciruclation. Enjoy this wonderful practice with your baby and the beautiful bond it creates. Namaste.
by Andrew Smith
Opening the door to her apartment, relief washes over her as finally she is alone. Exhausted from being surrounded by people, she turns the taps and fills the bath. Candles lit, gratitude given, she carefully pours some Languedoc lavender oil into the gently steaming water and draws deeply the soothing scent into her being. Relief floods through her body as she gently allows her body to slip into the enticing warmth. Finally some respite. Closing her eyes, she immerses herself beneath the water, allowing the inner darkness consume her awareness, sweeping her inwards...
Editor´s Note from Zorica Denton: For centuries, sesame and coconut oil have been used for natural sun protection. Here is a simple, non-toxic recipe for sunscreen that can make ourselves, with an SPF factor of about 15, and a shelf life of 6 months. Skip the drugstore, and enjoy the sunshine!
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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.
Aromaherbalist Mindy Green discusses the use of essential oils to treat menstrual cramps and using sitz baths for pelvic related women's health...
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