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5 Easy Ayurvedic Daily Practices

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5 Easy Ayurvedic Daily Practices

Tongue Scraping  In Ayurveda, it is important to start your morning with the practice of tongue scraping. Toxins and bacteria live in the mouth area and if we do not remove them, the tongue will reabsorb the toxins into the body. This can cause imbalances that could affect digestion, immunity, and skin. Before brushing your teeth, use a tongue scraper or even your toothbrush, gently place it on the back of your tongue. Apply gentle pressure as you move it forward to scrape the bacteria from your tongue. Repeat for 10 times.   Oil Pulling Oil pulling has been raved...

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Battling the Winter Blues with Ayurveda

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Using Ayurveda to battle the winter blues

The long nights and short, cold days of winter can conjure happy images of warm wool sweaters, holiday parties, and snuggling by the fire. Winter can also, though, mean tiredness, weight gain, sadness and general crankiness. Seasonal depression can be serious, and you should always first visit a doctor to get your vitamin D levels checked, or see about treatments like artificial light boxes or medication. But if you’re only mildly out of sorts, or want to complement conventional treatments, the ancient practice of Ayurveda has ways to help your body embrace the natural rhythms of the winter season and...

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Hair Beauty Secrets According to Ayurveda

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Hair Beauty Secrets According to Ayurveda

DON’T WASH YOUR HAIR EVERYDAY ⠀ Washing your hair daily can dry out the scalp - causing irritation and flakes! Instead, let the hair and scalp produce its natural oils - it will help protect the hair against environmental influences like the sun, dry air, dirt, and dust.⠀ AVOID HEATING TOOLS⠀ Instead of using a hair blow dryer, opt for letting your hair dry naturally in the air. This can help prevent brittle ends and dryness from over-styling.⠀   OPT FOR WOODEN BRUSHES⠀ Never use brushes or Combes with metal prongs or rubber/plastic ends. Instead, opt for a wooden brush....

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Four Fabulous Soups: Warm and Healthy Recipes

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Quick & easy soups to boost wellness, immunity, and health

Cooling temperatures naturally send us in search of warmer, heartier fare, but that doesn’t mean giving up on healthy eating. In fact, a big bowl of soup is the best way to get more vegetables into your diet once the weather turns cold. Here are four healthy and easy recipes for getting your soup on.   Roast Garlic, Leek and Turnip Soup Roasting enhances the flavour of the vegetables while mellowing out the garlic. Heat oven to 450 F, toss garlic, leeks and turnip with olive oil in a roasting pan or dish and roast for 10 minutes until edges...

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3 Foolproof Recipes for Natural Cleaning

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Switch to natural cleaning alternatives to replace toxic and harsh chemicals

Household cleaners are some of the worst offenders for harmful chemicals. Loaded with the most toxic of chemicals these products are poorly regulated and their long-term effects on humans are rarely studied. Getting dizzy from the fumes while scrubbing your shower, or getting skin irritation when a drop of drain cleaner lands on your arm is considered completely acceptable. Fortunately it’s incredibly easy to make your own effective cleaning products from items you may already have in your cupboard, many of them safe enough to eat, all of them far cheaper than commercial products. Better for your health, better for...

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