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Stress and the Gut

The gut, also known as “the second brain”, directly correlates with stress.  Gut-Brain Connection Our bellies and brains are in constant communication. Signals from intestinal organs quickly stream to the brain and vice versa. Stress alters gut bacteria, and gut bacteria impacts stress. Whenever in despair, stress hormones release into the blood stream, causing our digestion to pause until our …

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What to Eat for your Dosha

Three energies (aka doshas) swirl together, fusing the world as it is. These three energies not only structure a balanced planet – but they also construct YOU! This information is the basis of Ayurveda, which was written in the Vedas thousands of years ago. What Am I Made Of? Remember the five elements that create nature? Air, water, earth, fire …

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Is Your Gut Causing Skin Problems?

Cleanse, tone, moisturize. We’ve been taught this essential 3-step skincare routine all our lives. And it’s really the foundation of healthy skin. But what if you’re doing everything right when it comes to what you put on your skin and you still wake up every morning only to see dull, worn out skin with congestion? If you want to glow …

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How a Healthy Gut Can Save You from Candida Overgrowth

You may have heard that “you are what you eat” and “you are what you digest and absorb.” While both of these offer truth — as the food we eat is transformed into energy to function, to rebuild and regenerate cells and tissues, and to fuel the brain — it’s not the whole story. We are comprised of more than …

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How to Balance Your Dosha For Better Sleep

Sleep. It’s one of the most important protective processes our body goes through — just as important as eating! Sleep is crucial for our bodies to rest, rejuvenate and detoxify. Not getting enough sleep can lead to a whole host of problems, including poor immunity, issues with concentration, alertness and a build-up of waste materials and toxins (ama) in the …

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All About Your Second Brain – Your Gut!

You’re about to traipse down a dark alley but your gut tells you no. You hear terrible news, and your tummy acts first by feeling as though it is sinking. Or, when your lover enters the room, butterflies flutter deep inside. The Second Brain What is that happening in our guts? Scientists tell us that our gut is our “second …

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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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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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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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