15 Simple Ways To Reduce Toxins In Your Life

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Every day, we’re exposed to toxins, from our food, water and air! Our body therefore, has a built in, efficient detoxification system which works 24/7, through our liver, gut, skin, kidneys and lungs. The liver, our main filtration system, has two detoxification phases, and each is very important. The Phase 1 pathway leads to the […]

Just Beet It: Part One

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What’s New and Beneficial About Beets Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. The detox support provided by betalains includes support of some especially important Phase 2 detox steps involving glutathione. […]

How To Master The Art Of Hormone Maintenance

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If you’ve come to the realization that your hormones are out of whack, don’t freak out. There’s a lot you need to do for hormone maintenance — I prefer “maintenance” to “balance” — before you consider hormone replacement. The very first step to keep in mind through this process is that there isn’t one single […]

Why Cleanse?

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Recently, I was asked about why yogis cleanse and how did I do it last year when I was pregnant? Even now, as a nursing mama-isn’t it incredibly depleting to do a cleanse? Such great questions! Ayurveda offers a gentle yet effective approach to cleansing. Ultimately, it is an invitation from nature, not just to […]

Start Your Winter Detox Now With Early Spring Cleaning – Mind, Body & Home

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It’s mid-January and my boots have officially been shelved and flip flops are the only thing you’ll be seeing me wearing. If  ”Fit Flops” worn with socks aren’t your thing then I have several suggestions to help lighten your load. (Colorful stripes and bright patterned socks are the look for spring. Check out these fun new […]

Loving your Liver

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The premise behind Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is that we have energy in our body called “Qi”. TCM believes that every organ has its own Qi Energy. The organ/qi that is associated with the spring is the Liver. Since spring is a good time for rejuvenation and change, it is a good time to […]

Time To Detoxify

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Researchers have found that adults over the age of 40 who have higher levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine tend to be obese, have more abdominal fat, and are insulin resistant. Studies have shown these metabolic disorders can lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.(1) […]

Are Supporters Of Excess Heat & Sweat In Yoga Class Just Full Of Hot Air?

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Yoga-Sauna. Many yogis love heat and sweat. Others do not. The claim: “sweat” is good for you because it “purifies” the body of “toxins.” Some also say that extra heat “opens” the body more, allowing a practitioner to “go deeper” in a posture and their practice. Is there any merit to these claims of detoxification? […]

Anti-Aging with Enzymes

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Premature aging as we know it, is caused by four main problems: 1. Chronic Inflammation 2. A build-up of Fibrous Tissue 3. Thickening of blood 4. Weakening of the Immune System The causes of these problems have been identified as a deficiency of ENZYMES (a 70 year old has only 25% of the enzymes present […]

Spring Clean Your Body With A Yogic Twist

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Spring Clean Your body With A Yogic Twist! Spring has arrived and it is time for “in with the new and OUT with the old! As we are spring cleaning our houses and offices we mustn’t forget about our bodies. After a three day raw fruit cleanse and my in home yoga practice consisting of […]