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Pranayama Practice – Anuloma Viloma

-Pranayama Practice- Alternate Nostril Breathing (Anuloma Viloma): It is recommended to begin Pranayama practice with “alternate nostril breathing” and basic “breath awareness.” This pranayama practice is about breathing through alternate nostrils of the nose. Another name of this is Nadi Shodhona Pranayama, or Purification of the Nervous System and is calming and purifying. To begin, sit comfortably in a chair […]

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Ayurveda and Cacao

Interview with Sahara Rose,  Certified Holistic Ayurvedic Nutritionist CACAO, PITTA ENHANCING Question: Medicinal Foods has delicious herbal chocolate products. The over arching ingredient in these products is of course the cacao. What are the effects of cacao on the body in relation to Ayurveda? Sahara Rose: So, cacao doesn’t come from India so when we […]

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Knowing Your Body Type

  Interview with Sahara Rose,  Certified Holistic Ayurvedic Nutritionist TRUSTING YOUR BODY’S WISDOM Sahara: It’s really important for people to know what is going on with their specific bodies according to their environment, the weather, their stress levels, and exercise, because all of these things play into account. Since we live in the information age, it’s […]

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Health Benefits from Everyday Foods

Loaded with Fiber, Vitamin C, Protein and Antioxidants, these following foods should be stocked in your kitchen to ensure you are receiving health benefits from everyday consumpsion. Ginger Health Benefits:   Ginger Contains Gingerol, a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China. The rhizome (underground part of the […]

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Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

Winter will be here before we know it and with the cooler temperatures and snowy days approaching we are also headed into the cold and flu season! Prevent yourself from getting sick this time of year and prepare your body using the following natural remedies for cold and flu season. Gargle – Gargling can moisten a sore throat and bring temporary […]

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Health Benefits of Macadamia Nuts

Macadamias are a major source of several nutrients including Vitamin A, iron, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folates. They also contain zinc, copper, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium, providing plenty of reasons and health benefits of Macadamia nuts. This USDA health chart provides further support on the health benefits of macadamia nuts: USDA Health Chart: […]

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Healthy Protein Substitutes

Meat is just one of several protein foods you can consume to reach your diet needs, which might surprise several individuals. In fact meat is sometimes recommended as one of the last sources you should rely on for your protein source. In a recent study by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the United States Department of Agriculture […]

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Top Medicinal Foods for Your Diet

“You are what you eat” is a saying that’s been around for quite some time, fighting with minds and bodies on what to eat (and not eat) to make one look and feel good. As you consume food not only is your inner body affected, but the outer fabrics of your body as well. Nutritionist’s have confirmed that the healthier […]

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Why Raw Food Enhances Our Skin

Natural beauty can be strengthened by the amount of minerals we consume throughout our bodies, and considering 95 percent of our body is constantly interacting with minerals, we all have a good chance of enhancing our natural beauty everyday. The only problem is several individuals are unaware of the natural way to glow and do not understand why raw foods […]

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How to Eat Organic on a Budget

Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially when you’re purchasing Organic items for you and your family every week. Places like Whole Foods can sure put a dent in your wallet, but that shouldn’t steer your shopping cart away from making healthy meal choices. Instead use the following tips to help you purchase organic items and keep your […]

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