Ayurveda: Traditional Indian Medicine, and What to Expect From Treatment

Ayurveda: Traditional Indian Medicine, and What to Expect From Treatment

One key aspect of ayurveda is its description of three fundamental energies or Doshas that govern our internal and external environments. In Sanskrit these energies are known as Vata (air), Pitta (fire), and Kapha (water).  Wrapped up in a human being, these are the primary constitutions responsible for the characteristics of our mind and body.  Each of us has all of these doshas within us, but our individual distribution and make up of them...

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CA Prop 65, Heavy Metals and Herbal Safety

CA Prop 65, Heavy Metals and Herbal Safety

Perhaps you’ve seen the California proposition 65 stickers and warnings on various products, including some of your herbal remedies?  CA prop 65 was passed to protect drinking water sources by reducing and eliminating exposure to toxic substances.  It also prohibits businesses from knowingly exposing customers to toxic substances without clearly exhibiting a warning label.  The label states, “This product contains chemicals known to the...

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Jook- Chinese rice porridge

Jook- Chinese rice porridge

This is a great dish for breakfast or any meal of the day.  The porridge is easy to digest and helps to boost stomach and spleen function.  You can add almost anything you want to the basic recipe, jook also called congee has long been considered a health benefiting meal. Basic Jook recipe 1 cup uncooked organic white rice, any variety will do 6 cups water 1cup mung beans 2 tsp salt Combine all ingredients and cook on a low boil for an hour,...

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Raw Kale Salad

Raw Kale Salad

Super queen of veggies kale is truly a powerbot for your bod.  This recipe makes a tasty accompaniment to any meal. One bunch of raw washed kale, de-ribbed and diced 2 cups shredded cabbage, carrots or beets (can also mix for variety) ½ an apple or pear thinly sliced ½ cup diced almonds 4tbs olive oil 4tbs apple cider vinegar or lemon juice 3tbs sesame seeds, white or black Salt to taste In a large bowl mix the kale and other shredded veggies...

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