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    Pranayama Practice – Anuloma Viloma

    -Pranayama Practice- Alternate Nostril Breathing (Anuloma Viloma): It is recommended to begin Pranayama practice with “alternate nostril breathing” and basic “breath awareness.” This pranayama practice is about breathing through alternate nostrils of the nose. Another name of this is Nadi Shodhona Pranayama, or Purification of the Nervous System and is calming and purifying. To begin, sit comfortably in a chair […]

    Cacao and Fire

    Ayurveda and Cacao

    Interview with Sahara Rose,  Certified Holistic Ayurvedic Nutritionist CACAO, PITTA ENHANCING Question: Medicinal Foods has delicious herbal chocolate products. The over arching ingredient in these products is of course the cacao. What are the effects of cacao on the body in relation to Ayurveda? Sahara Rose: So, cacao doesn’t come from India so when we […]

    Know Yourself

    Knowing Your Body Type

      Interview with Sahara Rose,  Certified Holistic Ayurvedic Nutritionist TRUSTING YOUR BODY’S WISDOM Sahara: It’s really important for people to know what is going on with their specific bodies according to their environment, the weather, their stress levels, and exercise, because all of these things play into account. Since we live in the information age, it’s […]

    Avocados

    Health Benefits from Everyday Foods

    Loaded with Fiber, Vitamin C, Protein and Antioxidants, these following foods should be stocked in your kitchen to ensure you are receiving health benefits from everyday consumpsion. Ginger Health Benefits:   Ginger Contains Gingerol, a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China. The rhizome (underground part of the […]

    Natural remedies for cold and flu

    Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

    Winter will be here before we know it and with the cooler temperatures and snowy days approaching we are also headed into the cold and flu season! Prevent yourself from getting sick this time of year and prepare your body using the following natural remedies for cold and flu season. Gargle – Gargling can moisten a sore throat and bring temporary […]

    5 Health Benefits Of Macadamia Nuts

    Health Benefits of Macadamia Nuts

    Macadamias are a major source of several nutrients including Vitamin A, iron, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folates. They also contain zinc, copper, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium, providing plenty of reasons and health benefits of Macadamia nuts. This USDA health chart provides further support on the health benefits of macadamia nuts: USDA Health Chart: […]

    Healthy Protein Substitutes

    Healthy Protein Substitutes

    Meat is just one of several protein foods you can consume to reach your diet needs, which might surprise several individuals. In fact meat is sometimes recommended as one of the last sources you should rely on for your protein source. In a recent study by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the United States Department of Agriculture […]

    Top Medicinal Foods for Your Diet

    Top Medicinal Foods for Your Diet

    “You are what you eat” is a saying that’s been around for quite some time, fighting with minds and bodies on what to eat (and not eat) to make one look and feel good. As you consume food not only is your inner body affected, but the outer fabrics of your body as well. Nutritionist’s have confirmed that the healthier […]

    Minerals for raw natural beauty

    Why Raw Food Enhances Our Skin

    Natural beauty can be strengthened by the amount of minerals we consume throughout our bodies, and considering 95 percent of our body is constantly interacting with minerals, we all have a good chance of enhancing our natural beauty everyday. The only problem is several individuals are unaware of the natural way to glow and do not understand why raw foods […]

    How to Eat Organic on a Budget

    How to Eat Organic on a Budget

    Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially when you’re purchasing Organic items for you and your family every week. Places like Whole Foods can sure put a dent in your wallet, but that shouldn’t steer your shopping cart away from making healthy meal choices. Instead use the following tips to help you purchase organic items and keep your […]

    How to Eat Healthy at a Restaurant

    How to Eat Healthy at a Restaurant

    Accept that dinner invitation tonight with friends and family and stop holding yourself back from a night out just because you are afraid of what the restaurant menu has to offer. Instead, get excited and be happy that you can now eat healthy at a restaurant, especially with the help of the following tips that will keep you on […]

    How to Read Organic and Conventional Food Labels

    How to Read Organic and Conventional Food Labels

    Reading nutrition labels has become more misleading these days, with serving sizes confusing consumers into believing they’re eating less food, while consumers struggle to identify the difference between organic and conventional produce.  To clarify the difference of food labels and how to read organic, conventional and GMO produce, we have provided details on how to read labels and what to look […]

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    Cordyceps Superfood: Wild or Cultivated? You Decide.

    You probably could get a good deal from this guy at Yak square in Gyegu Town, the biggest Cordyceps sinensis market in Yushu. Or you could poach along with other Tibetans from May to July in Bhutan’s Jigme Dorji National Park. However the eager over-harvesting is having its impact on the environment and species. Wild […]

    Durian Health Benefits

    Durian Health Benefits: From Up In The Durian Tree

      Durian Health Benefits Hanging out at the top of his 15 year old Hawaiian Durian tree, Sky Kubby discussed the healthy living tips of eating Durian. Large Durians hang all around. Dedicated to Durian Lovers everywhere. This video was inspired by our first full fruit set! I had so much fun filming this video from […]