Ayurveda comes from two Sanskrit words, “veda” meaning study, and “ayur”, which means life. So literally “ayurveda” means the study of life. The science of Ayurveda has been studied and practiced for millennia. Ayurveda is a holistic form of medicine that considers diet, lifestyle, and mindset all as integral parts of your health. It is based on the idea that we each have a unique constitution, or prakriti, from birth, and that constitution is influenced by our lifestyle, diet, emotions, and environmental factors.
When looking for serious health benefits, search no further than your spice cabinet or the produce section of your local grocery store. Here’s a follow up to Healing Power of Herbs and Spices (Part 1) to help you tap into the medicinal potential of culinary herbs and spices.
Nothing can put a damper on winter fun like a cold or flu. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from the onslaught of sniffles, sneezes, coughs, and fever:
For thousands of years, spices have been revered for both their culinary and healing properties. Ancient cultures around the world benefited from the use of spices and today, modern science has corroborated their medicinal effects. Here are some of the most notable benefits of common spices along with easy ways to incorporate them into your diet:
Building and maintaining healthy bones is important throughout life, from youth to old age. While osteoporosis carries the risk of serious complications, there are many simple steps you can take to build and maintain strong bones no matter what your age.
The best way to get healthy often costs little or no money. For example, we all need to eat, but you don’t have to spend more money to make healthier food choices, especially if you follow our guidelines on how to get healthy on a budget.
In the United States, nearly 20 million adults and 7 million children suffer from asthma, accounting for over 14 million doctor visits and nearly 2 million emergency department visits.
Asthma is a serious respiratory disease, resulting in more than 3000 deaths each year. While it’s very important to be under the supervision of a health professional if you suffer from asthma, there are also a number of positive steps you can take to naturally improve asthma symptoms:
Bright, colorful, and bursting with flavor, berries are a delicious and potent way to bring a wide range of health-boosting benefits to your diet.
Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries are just a few of the sweet berries that pack a powerful punch when it comes to delivering healing phytochemicals to your diet. Even in relatively small amounts, berries have been shown to have significant benefits. Here are a few examples of research on berries:
Stress, illness, overexertion, and aging are all common causes of fatigue. While it may be tempting to turn to stimulants such as caffeine for an extra boost, it can actually leave you even more tired in the long run.
Modern technology allows us to stay in touch, increase productivity and have access to instant entertainment. With smart phones, tablets, laptop computers, WIFI and other technology, are interconnected more than ever before. However, it’s also easy to subtly increase our stress levels from being “wired” all the time.
Excess stress gradually takes a toll on mental and physical well being; chronic stress raises our risk for a multitude of health problems. Some signs of excess stress include: