The holidays are a lot of fun. Between parties, family gatherings, and cookie exchanges, they can leave you feeling well-fed and loved, but also 20 pounds heavier and exhausted by shopping and socializing. How can you enjoy all of the good things about the holidays and maintain your health and energy?
All carbohydrates eventually break down into blood sugar (glucose), the moment-to-moment fuel for our cells. As this glucose is used by the cells for fuel, to provide body heat, acids are produced. That’s just the fact. So all grains eventually contribute to the body’s acid load, regardless of the form in which we consume them.
Ayurveda is the ancient holistic healing system of India, and one of the three longest practiced organized natural healing systems, along with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western natural healing. The sister science of yoga, this extensive set of practices is a complete medical system.
We are hearing a lot about inflammation these days. Yet it remains a mysterious process. It’s considered to be undesirable by conventional and alternative practitioners alike. Still, it’s a natural process. [Read more…] about The Best Anti-inflammatory Herbs
Heart disease and diabetes are closely related, so some basic health building tips are in order. In the long run, the best way to end up healthy is to stay healthy. That means start now.
We can’t argue about getting older, but just maybe we can keep our eyes from aging quite so fast. Eye health, like the health of any other part of the body, is very closely connected with total body wellness. Contrary to popular notions, this has been born out in several scientific studies with thousands of patients over many years.
Valerian root is the most popular sedative and anti-anxiety herb in European herbal medicine. Ayurveda favors it, too. This remedy is a medium strength herb, which makes it quite suitable for self-care – its potent enough that you don’t need a high dose, but not so potent that you could accidentally take more than you needed.