Month: September 2017

Jani on spiritual journey in times of crisis

A Spiritual Journey for Health If natural disasters like hurricanes Harvey and Irma are sadly inevitable, is it possible to alleviate the human suffering that results? Uday Jani, MD, says the answer is a resounding yes, but it largely depends on an individual’s spiritual strength. A proponent of holistic care, Jani has long encouraged patients …

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6 Ayurvedic Herbs to Induce Sound Sleep: From Brahmi to Ashwagandha and More!

Ayurvedic Herbs According to Ayurveda, when we have excess Vata and our minds are active with too many thoughts, it becomes impossible for us to relax. So, it is imperative to relieve the stress from our brains, which eventually will help in inducing sleep. Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine that is based on the …

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How to make your Starbucks PSL healthier

A Healthy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte “Although pumpkin itself is loaded with nutrients, the pumpkin spice lattes traditionally served at coffee shops are artificially sweetened and contain little, if any, real pumpkin,” says certified holistic health coach Kara Mosseso. “The combination of the caffeine from the espresso and that high refined-sugar load with no fiber to …

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Ayurveda Means Life Knowledge

Ayurveda Means Life Knowledge “The first time someone hears the word ‘Ayurveda,’ they say, ‘Ayuer-what?’” jokes Carol Nace , Ayurveda practitioner and founder of Bodhi Ayurveda . Ayurveda is a wellness system that originated in India thousands of years ago, well before modern medicine supplied evidence for the mind-body connection, Nace says. “It is broken down …

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Science of Gua Sha

Scraping for an Answer While scraping might sound counter-intuitive as a way to deal with pain, there is growing use and evidence. The article by Arya Nielson, PhD shows new ways to think about the centuries-old remedy. Gua sha is a modality used across Asia both in the clinic and in the home and now …

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Airlines using aromatherapy to keep passengers calm

Aromatherapy On Board Airlines are certainly not the first industry to use aromatherapy with customers. Bakeries, banks, casinos, car dealers and many others have appealed to the consumers’ sense of smell. The objective is usually the same– to help consumers relax and feel good about the product or service. As airlines cram more people into …

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Pains and needles: brain scans point to hidden effects of acupuncture

Acupuncture Placebo acupuncture can ease short-term pain but the real thing might help to reverse the underlying pathology of a disease Neuroscientists have been studying how acupuncture affects the brain. It’s clear from many imaging studies that causing pain by inserting needles into the skin does influence brain activity, presumably by activating nerves close to …

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