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Battle of the Bloat – 5 Ways to Relieve Bloating

Bloating. We’ve all been there, a good meal at a restaurant, a cheat day or just plain old lunch makes us look like we are 6 months pregnant. Affectionately referred to as a food baby, this little baby is no laughing matter. Bloating can come with some major pain and frankly some embarrassment, too. Rock-hard balloon stomach and lots of …

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All About Adrenals

The two adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys, play a strong role when it comes to energy levels and stress. You must admit — energy and stress considerably affect our daily lives! What are the Adrenal Glands? The adrenal glands are part of the endocrine system, a messaging structure in our bodies that communicate through hormones. When …

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A Healthy Gut = A Happy You

In Ayurveda, the root of all disease begins in the gut. When one dosha is out of balance (vata (colon), pitta (small intestines), or kapha (stomach)), the first signs and symptoms of imbalance arise in the corresponding organ. From there, if not addressed, imbalances travel through the bloodstream to the most vulnerable organs in the body and take root, causing …

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Maintaining Joint Health

Pops, crackles, clicks, creaks – the sounds of your joints bubbling as you move may be absolutely harmless! However, as we (inevitably) age, it is important to continue moving our joints in their full motion. You know the saying – if you don’t use it, you lose it! What is a Joint? There are a couple different types of joints, …

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How to Manage Indigestion

You might as well have swallowed a cinder block. That mystery meat sandwich from the cafeteria is sitting in your stomach like a ten-pound hunk of marble, refusing to be digested, refusing to move along and leaving you with a bellyful of discomfort. Lots of things can cause indigestion: eating too much too fast, eating spicy or fatty foods, even …

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Finding Your Meditation Style

When you hear the word meditation, your mind might summon images of ancient sages and rishis sitting in lotus pose, legs crossed, hands in mudra, eyes closed in seemingly perfect concentration and connection to the divine. You might then think ‘this is not for me,’ ‘how the heck am I supposed to concentrate like that?’ or perhaps ‘that just won’t …

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Revitalize the 2nd Svadhisthana Chakra for the New Year

From your belly button south to your genitals, rearing back your lumbar spine, whirls the second chakra, or Svadhisthana chakra. This energy center sparks creativity, allows you to dream about your fantasies, and discover ways to follow your passions. As we glide into 2019, stabilizing and stimulating the second chakra will help us establish realistic goals that nudge us towards …

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Stress and Adaptogens

S-T-R-E-S-S. We’ve all been there at some point, a million and one things on our plate and hardly any time to get them done! There are many causes for our stress but our bodies handle each one the same way, by releasing cortisol. Cortisol (aptly nicknamed the aging hormone) is released by your body in response to stress. This puts …