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13
APR

7 Reasons Everyone Needs a Turmeric Supplement

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Herbs,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Turmeric is mostly known as the main spice in curry but curcumin, an extract of turmeric, has been used to promote health benefits for years. Since it seems like turmeric/curcumin can help with a little bit of everything, we present you 7 reasons everyone needs a turmeric supplement.

1. Arthritis: multiple studies have proved that turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties and supplementation can be helpful for people with joint pain or arthritis. One study found that turmeric extract supplement worked just as well as ibuprofen in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

2. Heartburn: supplements form the turmeric plant have been shown to be effective at curbing heartburn and stomach pain, likely due to its known powers to fight inflammation.

3. Brain Support: studies have suggested that curcumin can help promote repair to stems cell in the brain. Research has also found that supplementation may help boost memory.

4. Digestive Aid: turmeric may help reduce symptoms of indigestion by promoting the production of bile. Supplementation has been also beneficial to relieve gas and bloating.

5. Diabetes: curcumin extract has been found to delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in a couple of studies. Supplementation over nine months was necessary to obtain significant results.

6. Cancer: a couple of studies have shown promising effects of curcumin in preventing and treating cancer. Turmeric supplements are powerful antioxidants which may protect cells from oxidative damage, a risk factor for cancer.

7. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: studies have found that curcumin contains properties that can reduce inflammatory bowel disease. Naturopathic practitioners often recommend turmeric for treatment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.


 
25
MAR

3 Efficient Natural Energy Boosters

Filed Under: Health Foods,Herbs,Supplements at 6:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

If you are constantly feeling tired and can’t seem to boost your energy levels, a few natural products might be just what you need. Guaraná, maca, and ginseng have been top-selling energy enhancers for many years as studies have shown that these herbal products are efficient in providing a boost in energy levels. So, let’s learn a little more about these 3 efficient natural energy boosters.

Guaraná 

Guaraná is originally from the Amazon region and its products are popular in Brazil and other South America countries. Loaded with caffeine, one seed of guaraná contains five times more caffeine than an average coffee bean. Available in supplement form, this tropical fruit is also used to make energy drinks as well as soft drinks but with significantly lower levels of caffeine. A good number of natural energy supplements contain guaraná in formulas designed for fat burner, weight-loss, athletic performance enhancers, and products to stimulate the mental function.

Maca

Maca products are known to promote more energy as well as hormonal balance. This superfood has been used for centuries by the native people in the Andes of Peru for a variety of health benefits. Maca root is not only known to boost energy levels but it is also believed to increase sex drive and improve fertility, increasing semen volume and sperm counts. Maca contains high levels of protein, fat and minerals and it’s eaten baked, dried or mixed with vegetables.

Ginseng

Ginseng is one of the most popular herbal supplements due to its long list of health benefits. Research has suggested that the root of the ginseng plant (Panax ginseng) is helpful to improve energy levels and is also beneficial to control blood sugar levels. Ginseng provides sustainable energy by utilizing your body’s own energy resources as it has the ability to boost energy by ramping up ATP production.


 
24
MAR

4 Allergy Formulas for Spring

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Homeopathy,Supplements at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

Usually around this time of year the sun is starting to shine, the flowers are beginning to bloom and allergy season is just mere weeks away. Don’t let fear of allergies and allergy season ruin the beautiful spring and summer weather. There are many alternative and natural ingredients to help relieve you of and prevent your allergy symptoms.  But don’t just try one ingredient, check out LuckyVitamin for many top rated and recommended allergy formulas to help keep the sniffling, sneezing,, watery and red itchy eyes away.  Below is a look into some of our top selling products.

Ortho Molecular D-Hist and D-Hist Jr:  One of my personal favorites and go to formulas for allergy season is this product. The D-Hist formulas include Quercetin, Bromelain, stinging nettles leaf and N-Acetyl Cysteine to promote optimal support for nasal and sinus passageways.  This professional grade supplement combines the best herbs and supplements for comprehensive support for seasonal challenges and best of all won’t cause drowsiness. It is best taken before allergy season starts to help prevent symptoms but also works well if symptoms have already developed.

Boiron Sabadil combines the most commonly used homeopathic medicine to treat seasonal allergies into one formula.  This formula is meant to help relieve runny nose, spasmodic cough, burning eyes, sneezing, discharges and other symptoms associated with allergies. Sabadil is an FDA regulated homeopathic medicine.  Homeopathic medicines are non-drowsy, safe and effective alternative to common standard medications.

Vital Nutrients Aller-C – This combination supplement combines Quercetin, Vitamin C, and other Bioflavonoids into one effective formula. One of the main ingredients in this formula Hesperidin a flavanone glycoside found commonly in citrus, known to help relieve allergy symptoms.  Another ingredient in this formula is Vitamin C. Vitamin C has antihistamine properties and some research suggests it might help reduce allergy symptoms.

Gaia Herbs Turmeric Supreme Allergy – This Gaia herbs formula contains organic and Non-GMO ingredients. An herbal blend of ingredients to promote a healthy inflammatory response as well as promote respiratory health.  This product combines Turmeric along with other herbal extracts to help fight off symptoms of allergies.  One of the main ingredients in this product is Quercetin, which is well known for its ability to decrease the histamine response, the main chemical in the body responsible for allergies.  Quercetin and other allergy fighting supplements are best taken before allergy season starts to help keep your body from over reacting to the allergens.


 
5
MAR

Ancient Golden Milk – Nectar of the Gods

Filed Under: Herbs,Nutrition,Recipes at 11:14 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

This ayurvedic tonic is made with turmeric, coconut milk, coconut oil, cinnamon and maple syrup. It’s comforting, soothing and relaxing. Drink it at bedtime and reap healing benefits such as immune support, anti-inflammatory, skin conditions, joint health, women’s health and so much more!

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an all-around wonder spice that has been used for 4000 years and it perhaps best known as being a staple of popular Indian dishes such as curries and stews. This spice not only tastes delicious but is great for your health too! The health fighting compound is curcumin that’s give it’s a bright hue and healing effects. Studies have revealed its powerful anti-inflammatory, liver detoxifying and anti-carcinogenic effects.

Ingredients

1 cup of coconut milk

1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric or a half inch sliver of fresh turmeric

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Add maple syrup to taste

A sprinkle of black pepper

1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger or a half inch sliver of fresh ginger

Directions

1. Place the coconut milk and coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat….

2. Add turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and pepper. Stir well if you are using the dried spices.

3. Let the milk begin to simmer — small bubbles will form on the sides of the saucepan. Stir.

4. Heat for another 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to let the milk overheat.

5. Remove from heat and cover. Allow the mixture to sit for ten minutes or so to improve the infusion.

6. Strain the coconut milk through a mesh strainer if you used fresh ingredients.

7. Add maple syrup to taste

8. Serve warm in a mug and enjoy!

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26
FEB

3 Natural Supplements to Improve Memory

Filed Under: Herbs,Mental Wellbeing,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

If you are having memory problems, taking supplements can be helpful but the question remains: which natural supplements are the most effective? Vitamin B12 and fish oil supplements are the top-selling memory products but if you are looking for another option or just a little extra, check out these three natural supplements to boost your memory.

1. Ginkgo Biloba

One of the most popular natural supplements for memory is ginkgo biloba. Studies have concluded that ginkgo biloba may enhance cognitive performance in healthy older adults as well as people experiencing cognitive decline. The world’s oldest living species of tree, ginkgo trees can live up 1,000 years and grow most predominantly in the southern and eastern United States, southern France, China, and Korea.

2. Panax Ginseng

Often used in combination with ginkgo, Panax ginseng is also known as Asian Ginseng and has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. This remarkable supplement has the ability to improve memory, promote calmness, and reduce fatigue. Research suggests that taking 500 mg twice a day can improve cognitive performance in healthy adults.

3. Bacopa

Another herb commonly used in memory supplements, bacopa monnieri has been used for centuries to enhance long term memory, improve learning, and overall cognitive performance. This herb contains anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and sedative properties, with the active ingredients responsible for these effects including sulfhydryl and polyphenol, compounds that lessen oxidative stress.


 
24
FEB

5 Health Benefits from Tea Tree Oil

Filed Under: Herbs,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Tea tree oil is one of the most popular essential oils for obvious reasons. This natural product contain incredible healing powers due to its endless list of properties including antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, expectorant, stimulant and many others. Originally used by Aboriginal tribes in Australia to soothe skin and heal cuts, tea tree oil is now a well-known product around the world and widely available as an essential oil. If you are still not familiar with it, we present you 5 health benefits from tea tree oil.

Antibacterial: studies have shown that tea tree is known to cure a variety of dangerous bacterial infections. Well known for treating and curing wounds, tea tree oil can also be effectively to cure internal bacterial infections such as those in the colon, stomach, intestines, excretory system and urinary system.

Enhance Absorption: tea tree oil contain balsamic properties and it’s a great product to increase absorption of nutrients from foods. This essential oil has been used to promote absorption and, consequently, increase protection from diseases.

Immune System Booster: tea tree oil is known to provide relief from cough, cold, congestion and bronchitis due to its antiviral properties. This essential oil has the ability to cure viral infections like the common cold, influenza, mumps, measles, and pox.

Promote Healthy Hair: the stimulant property of tea tree essential oil can be very beneficial for taking care of certain hair conditions such as dandruff and hair loss. Applying tea tree essential oil to your scalp can lead to increase blood flow that will help your follicle stay healthy and strengthen the hold on your hair.

Expectorant: tea tree oil can provide a quick relief from cough and cold as this essential oil contain expectorant properties. People suffering from cough and cold, congestion, and bronchitis, can rub tea tree oil on the chest area to promote fast relief.


 
19
JAN

6 Herbs to Shed Pounds

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Herbs,Supplements at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions but as we start the fourth week of 2015, many people have quit or are close to give up on it. Lack of results is often the reason for a stop but natural herbs can be a helpful and healthy way to get you a little boost. Here’s a list of 6 herbs to help you shed pounds this year.

Cinnamon

Adding just one scoop of cinnamon to your diet can help with your weight loss. Cinnamon has a regulatory effect on blood sugar levels which is important since high blood sugar levels can increase storage of fat by the body. Additionally, cinnamon simultaneously increases insulin levels and influence the manner in which sugar is metabolized by the body.

Black Pepper

Often used for seasoning meals, black pepper may help stop the formation of new fat cells. Studies have shown that piperine, a substance in black pepper, can reduce fat levels in the bloodstream as well as boosting your metabolism.

Ginseng

A well-known immune system enhancer, ginseng can also accelerate weight loss by revving up a sluggish metabolism. With a faster metabolic rate, it is less likely that excess calories that you eat will be converted into fat.

Turmeric

Adding spices to your food can be an easy way to shed some unwanted pounds. Turmeric or curcumin is widely used in cooking and can provide some weight loss benefits. Scientific research has shown that turmeric may help prevent the regrowth of fat after weight loss, which is important not to regain back all these pounds you worked really hard to get rid of.

Cayenne Pepper

One of the best natural herbs for weight loss, red cayenne pepper can help in many different ways. It has been proven to speed up metabolism by 25%, helping burn ten times more calories, and also curbing appetite.

Ginger

This root can also help with weight loss as ginger can improve digestion by increasing the pH of the stomach and stimulating digestive enzymes. Ginger can also slightly increase metabolic rate, helping burning off fat stored in the body.


 
17
JAN

7 Medicinal Teas that Heal

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Herbs,Teas at 9:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Teas have been used medicinally for years. During the winter months, we often look for some help from teas to battle common health issues. So, here’s a helpful list of 7 medicinal teas that heal.

1. Echinacea

One of the most popular healing teas, Echinacea stimulates the body’s immune system to fight off bacterial and viral attacks. This delicious herbal tea is known to fight off colds, relive pain and reduce inflammation.

2. Chamomile

Chamomile tea is one of the best options for people looking for calming, relaxing teas. This soothing tea has mild sedative properties which can help relieve anxiety and promote better sleep. It is also a good option to treat indigestion and nausea.

3. Goldenseal

Often combined with Echinacea, this tea is also known for its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. The chemical berberine in goldenseal activates white blood cells that destruct viruses, bacteria, fungi.

4. Mint

One of the most flavorful, refreshing options, mint tea helps minimize congestion, is a mild expectorant for a chest cold or bronchitis, and can also reduce stomach pain. Despite many varieties available, most mint teas offer similar healing properties, whether you choose spearmint or peppermint, as the active component is menthol.

5. Lemon

Lemon tea is an excellent source of vitamin C, known for multiple health benefits. Lemons contain bioflavonoids that help maintain adequate levels of vitamin C in every cell of your body, boosting immune system function and promote overall health. If you do not like the taste of lemon tea, add some honey or just add a slice of lemon to your favorite tea.

6. Cinnamon

The smell of cinnamon has many tea lovers listing this as their number one tea. Cinnamon offers anti-bacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties and contains an excellent amount of immune-boosting antioxidants. Among the benefits, cinnamon increase blood flow and improve circulation as well as soothe a sore throat and reduce cold symptoms.

7. Ginger

Ginger is one of the best options to heal cough and cold. It is also widely used to reduce nausea and prevent or treat motion sickness. Some people may not enjoy the taste of ginger teas but a quick fix is to add a spoon of natural honey to your hot beverage.


 
27
DEC

Why You Need Withania

Filed Under: Herbs at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

Withania somnifera more commonly known as Ashwagandha is a plant from the subtropical parts of India and Middle Eastern countries. It belongs to the solanaceae family or nightshade family.  In botanical and Ayurvedic medicine this herb has been indicated for chronic stress, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, auto-immune disease, male infertility, and numerous other medical conditions.

Withania promotes a calming effect on the body. In fact, the term somnifera  means “sleep inducing” in Latin, so it is no wonder why herbalist and other practitioners use it for insomnia.  It helps people who experience insomnia as a result of stress maladaptation and ayurvedic herbalists use it to reestablish long-term sleep rhythms. A research article looked at the role of Withania in sleep disturbed rats. They found that pretreatment with Withania somnifera shortened sleep latency, decreased waking, increased NREM, and increased total sleep time.

Withania medicinal properties does not just stop at its role in insomnia, Ashwagandha has also been shown to enhance fertility. In a study done on infertile males, researchers found that withania was able to recover the quality of semen of post-treated compared to pre-treated infertile men.  They concluded that due to the herbs ability to repair multiple disturbed compounds in semen, it can improve the quality of semen, and improve energy production.  It may be used as an empirical therapy for the clinical management and treatment of male infertility.

Lastly, withania elicits immune modulating effects and antitumor activity. It mobilizes the white blood cells making them more capable of protecting the body. In vitro studies done on withanolides (the compounds found in withania) showed these compounds had the ability to inhibit the growth of human breast, lung, and colon cancer cell lines.  Also, withania’s ability to increase red blood cell counts makes it useful for those undergoing chemotherapy that are exhausted or anemic.

 

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17
DEC

Chicken Noodle Soup Rx:

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Nutrition at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

With cold and flu season quickly approaching I wanted to breakdown one of the most commonly prescribed remedies to help get you back on your feet. No, I am not talking about antibiotics, cough syrups, decongestants, Tylenol or any type of prescription or over the counter drug. I am talking about chicken noodle soup. Moms and grand moms everywhere have long prescribed this hearty broth to help combat colds and flues. How is it though that a soup can make you feel better?  Lets breakdown a typical recipe and discuss how each ingredient plays a key role in making you feel better.

Normally when we sit down to eat soup it is boiling hot. Not only do the ingredients of the soup help make you feel better but also the temperature. This burning hot soup actually causes a change in our body temperature. We feel warm inside, maybe even start to sweat a little. This increase in body temperature helps us to fight off the infection.  It causes our blood vessels to dilate improving blood flow, which contains our natural defenders. Hot soup can actually help to clear that awful congestion you might be suffering from. A study looking at mucus velocity showed that hot chicken soup, either through aroma or taste was superior in increasing mucosal flow vs. hot or cold water. Besides the temperature the broth of this is also very hydrating for when you most need it.

Allium Sativum and Allium Cepa more commonly known as garlic and onion are two key ingredients found in almost every chicken noodle soup. Besides offering remarkable flavor profiles these vegetables actually have numerous health benefits. Both garlic and onion are anti-viral and anti-microbial, which means they help fight against unwanted pathogens. Onion is also considered a diaphoretic herb, which means it is causes the body to heat up and thus sweat. These are not the only ingredients in your soup that have health benefits though.

Herbs like Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) and Petroselinum crispum parsley are also common added ingredients in chicken noodle soup. Thyme is another one of those herbs that are antimicrobial. Another added benefit of adding thyme to your chicken noodle soup is that it is a relaxing expectorant. Relaxing expectorants are used to help break up mucus so you can get rid of the unwanted congestion.  Parsley is rich in vitamins C & A which both play a key role in supporting your immune system. This cold and flue season don’t forget that food is medicine. Try out some different chicken noodle soup recipes using a combination of different ingredients.


 
1
DEC

Sip on these Superfoods

Filed Under: Health Foods,Herbs,Supplements,Uncategorized at 11:09 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

Curling up with a warm mug of vanilla, earthy goodness is nothing less than perfection on a cold winter night. Every sip of Vanilla Chai Dream Immunity feels like a hug in a mug. Only, this hug goes the extra mile by boosting your immune system and nourishing your body with superfoods such as turmeric, milk thistle and astragalus. Chai lovers are sure to enjoy the rich combination of cinnamon and clove in this raw, vegan, gluten- and soy-free, non-gmo delight. Simply heat some organic almond milk and add one heaping teaspoon of this exotic herbal blend to keep your defenses strong for the cold and flu season.

If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up that does the job and tastes great, too, then Elemental Energy Rare Chocolate Flavor is just what you need. The Arriba Nacional raw and organic cacao makes it a dessert in a glass, satisfying your sweet tooth naturally without any added sugar. It’s enriched with Maca Root, loaded with vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. Add a scoop to eight ounces of water or milk substitute for this decadent (in taste only!) drink. Dial back on your affeine intake by replacing your afternoon cup of joe with Elemental Energy!

Solis Nutritional Blends draws wisdom from South American tribal vitality rituals, Traditional Chinese wellness practices and India’s Ayurvedic health system. The herbs and superfoods they’ve selected have been safely and effectively used for thousands of years.

Solis Nutritional Blends was founded on the belief that simple and honest daily rituals are fundamental to living a healthy life. Of all these daily rituals, family nourishment may be the most important to health – but in our hectic lives, it can be a challenge. Solis solves this problem with their superfood blends that transform water/milk/etc. into nutrient-packed and drinkable superfoods for the whole family. Solis takes great pride in making family wellness easier without shortcuts or compromise – just authentic and honest plant-based nutrition.


 
3
NOV

7 Herbs to Control Blood Sugar Levels

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Supplements at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Hyperglycemia or high blood sugar levels is a major problem in the U.S. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and 79 million are likely to develop diabetes over time. High blood glucose happens when the body has too little insulin or when the body can’t use insulin properly. Changes in your diet and exercise can help but if you need a little more help, here are 7 herbs to help regulate blood sugar levels:

1. Cinnamon: has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood glucose levels. Only about half of a teaspoon of cinnamon per day can improve one’s insulin sensitivity and help controlling weight, thereby decreasing one’s risk for heart disease. Studies have proved that cinnamon can significantly lower HbA1c levels, as well as significantly reduced blood pressure. Cinnamon supplementation may be considered as an additional dietary supplement option to regulate blood glucose and blood pressure levels.

2. Gymnema: this herb Ayurvedic name, Gurmar, means ‘destroyer of sugar’ and it has some unusually beneficial properties for treating diabetes. One of the primary active ingredients in Gymnema sylvestre is gymnemic acid, a unique compound which increases the production of insulin, improves glucose utilization and may even help to regenerate islet beta cells within the pancreas which produce insulin. Gymnema sylvestre supplementation appears to improve glucose control in patients with type II diabetes.

3. Bitter melon:  this vine-grown vegetable is also called bitter apple, bitter gourd or bitter cucumber. Diabetes Health reports that several compounds in bitter melon may have glucose-lowering properties, including polypeptide P, vicine, and momordin and charantin, which are glycosides. The taste of bitter melon is very bitter, so you may consider supplements or eat it with sweeter vegetables such as onions, baby corn, or bell peppers.

4. Neem: found abundantly in India, the bitter leaf has a number of amazing medicinal properties. Neem enhances insulin receptor sensitivity, helps improve blood circulation by dilating the blood vessels and, consequently, lowering blood glucose levels

5. Fenugreek: its dried seeds have culinary uses but this traditional herb has also been part of herbal medicine for centuries. Practitioners recommend fenugreek to improve symptoms of menopause and also to increase milk production in breastfeeding women. However, fenugreek supplements can also be used as a traditional remedy for high cholesterol and diabetes.

6. Prickly Pear Cactus: often part of the diet in Mexican and Mexican-American cultures, Prickly pear cactus can also be used for type 2 diabetes as studies have shown that frequent intake of this prickly pear can help to regulate blood sugar levels. Prickly pear cactus contains fiber and pectin, which can lower blood glucose by decreasing the absorption of sugar in the stomach and intestine.

7. Ginseng: several studies have found that American ginseng lowered blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. The effect was seen both on fasting blood sugar and on postprandial glucose levels. One study found that people with type 2 diabetes who took American ginseng before or together with a high sugar drink experienced less of an increase in blood glucose levels.


 
13
SEP

Nature’s Answer – Neem

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

After reading an article last month about an incredible medicinal plant whose uses predate written records, I thought I needed to share some of the information I had learned. The medicinal properties of neem (Azadiracthaindica) have been known in India for over 4,000 years, yet most people have never heard of it.  A member of the Mahogany family, Meliaceae, neem is native to India and India’s subcontinent regions.

More than half of the world’s population still relies entirely on plants for medicines and neem is a great example of why they do so. This “jack of all trades” herb can be used for many different health conditions commonly seen today. Even more riveting is that almost all parts of the tree can be used, including the root, bark, resin, twigs leaves and more.  According to “The Medicinal Properties of Neem” the plant can be used to treat fatigue, coughs, fever, loss of appetite, worm infestations, chronic skin conditions as well as infections. The article also goes on to discuss one of the most important parts to the tree: the neem seed oil. This antimicrobial oil can be applied topically to fungal and bacterial skin infections.  Interestingly enough, the article also talks about the tree’s role in the treatment of cancer and other conditions.


 
9
SEP

What’s Your Dosha?

Filed Under: Announcements & News,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Herbs at 2:22 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

The ancient Hindu practice of Ayurvedic medicine believes that everything in the universe is made up of five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether (space.) These elements combine to form the three doshas, or metabolic types, that are represented in the human body in several different forms. For instance, bones and teeth are associated with earth, blood and lymph with water, metabolism with fire, oxygen with air, and ether with the spaces found between matter, which are often represented by vibration or sound.

So, what’s your dosha? Read on to find out!

Vata

People who exhibit the physical characteristics of a vata are either very tall or very short with a slight physique. Thin is in as far as vatas go, as they often have thin skin, hair, mouths and necks. A classic vata face is usually long and angular, often with an underdeveloped chin, pale eyes and a small, narrow nose. A vata’s teeth are irregular or protruding, set in receding gums. And while the voice is weak, low or cracked, vatas tend to be motormouths, with extremely fast speech patterns. Vatas have restless minds, tend to overanalyze and have weak memories. They are what most of us think of when we hear the phrase “the sensitive type” and are likely to be artistic, creative and susceptible to many forms of overindulgence.

Pitta:

Pittas are more of the fiery type. They can be loud, authoritative and convincing debaters. Physically they have soft, warm skin that sweats easily and tends to burn in the sun. Reddish hair that prematurely grays is another hallmark of the pitta, who also possesses a heart-shaped face, a pointed chin and nose and yellowish teeth. Pittas have are classic intellectuals and boast great organizational skills. Most pittas are fast learners and have excellent memories. And it’s precisely because of those selectively excellent memories that you never want to cross one. Pittas can be quick to anger, argumentative and are jealous and aggressive by nature.

Kapha:

The prototypical strapping kapha has a thick, broad frame and large limbs that pairs nicely with a deep, resonant voice. A kapha’s skin is usually oily and pale, but they make up for that with shocks of dark, wavy hair and a full face. Kapha’s can be easily recognized by their tree trunk-like neck, rounded nose, light eyes, large mouth and huge teeth. Kaphas are often calm, logical and considerate. Stable and patient, they are slow to anger and often calm down quickly on the rare occasions when they do let their emotions get the better of them. More passive by nature, kaphas can come off as lazy and ummotivated – even dull — to those who don’t know them. But don’t let their easygoing disposition fool you, kaphas have a naturally strong sex drive.


 
22
AUG

Mahima for Life: Heal With Ayurvedic Medicine

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Herbs,Supplements at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

Mahima for Life is a specialized line of natural herbs and formulas that combines ancient medicine with modern techniques to bring about the perfect union of old and new healing methods. Their mission is to provide healing products and resources for a greater humanity. Their products are based on the ancient healing of Ayurvedic medicine, native to India, and the long standing traditional Chinese methodology of using natural medicine. At Mahima for Life, they have integrated the philosophies of both ancient medicines with modern day manufacturing techniques to present products that contain ingredients in their most optimal format.

More about Ayurveda

As individuals we are responsible for living a life based on principles, morality and humanitarian service. In doing so we are able to achieve physical and emotional detachment and spiritual liberation. This enables us to merge and become one with Supreme Consciousness. According to Ayurveda, there are three principal goals which are attributed to our existence.

These three simple yet basic goals are:

Dharma: Art of doing and being dutiful to self and others in a selfless manner.

Artha: Accumulation of possessions for self needs and to fulfill service and not selfish wants.

Kama: Ability to satisfy self needs with simple possessions.

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