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By August, your body is preparing for fall and using all available energy to build an insulating layer of fat before the temperatures plummet mid October. Meanwhile, sweating under the hot midday sun depletes electrolytes. The result is that your blood wi
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The Old Names of Diseases
Have you ever caught a cold? Do you know the new name for the common cold is "rhinovirus?" Over the past 150 years, many diseases have been given new names. Before Louis Pasteur proposed the germ theory, d
Step 1: The Eyes
Are your eyes moving or relaxed? Anywhere you find tension, treat it with tenderness.
Are your eyes stinging? Dry? Sticky or gooey? Is there sleep in your eye?
How do th
Many attend yoga classes in the evenings, but have you ever tried starting your day with a little yoga? Yoga in the morning can stimulate circulation, wake up the mind, and wake up your metabolism. It can ensure that you have a hearty appetite by breakfas
Good digestion is important. This fact is becoming
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Every nerve, bone, and muscle has a name. Cut open a cadaver and you'll find the universe of Western anatomy, the pieces and parts all meticulously identified by modern medical science. This advance
Ayurveda is the ideal do-it-yourself healthcare system. Practicing Ayurveda feels like a trip to Home Depot rather than a trip to the spa or beauty parlor.
If It Sounds Complicated, It's
Interview between Dr. Drossman and John ImmelClick above to watch the video
Many times people think of staying healthy in terms of deprivation or torturing their body. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Taking care of your health is about gentleness and nurturing. It should feel good and comforting to take care of yourself. Be ki
Peristalsis is a wavelike contraction of smooth muscle tissue that guides food down through the digestive tract. It continues all the way through the small intestine and colon. This video of an endoscopy procedure shows a healthy, strong peristaltic wave
Ayurveda renames diseases as feelings, uses herbs as adjectives, and describes anatomy with the experiences you have of your body. In all of these examples, the uniting theme is that Ayurveda uses adjectives to describe diseases, treatments, the body, and
The mouth is called Bodhaka Kapha.