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Natural Ways to Treat Female Hormonal Imbalances

Natural Ways to Treat Female Hormonal Imbalances

For most of us, the word hormone is symbolic of females nearing menopause. Although, this conception stands partially true, yet hormones play an important role, through your life. Most females experience the side-effects of such imbalances, right in their 30’s and the major reason that causes such imbalances is due to unhealthy living patterns. If we had to relate Hormonal imbalance with one word, then that is ‘Stress’. Stress could be in any form – it could be emotional, dietary…

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Ayurvedic Benefits of Black Pepper for Healthy Digestion of Food

Ayurvedic Benefits of Black Pepper for Healthy Digestion of Food

Black pepper ‘The king of spices’ is one of the most commonly used spices around the world. When added to the recipes black pepper instantly enhances the flavor and the taste of the food. Many of us might not know but this tiny little medicinal spice is packed with a number of important digestive health benefits. It also increases absorption of the nutrients in the foods. Read on to know more about the important Ayurvedic properties and health benefits of black pepper…

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Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Water – A Natural Detox For The Body

Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Water – A Natural Detox For The Body

Most of us like to start our mornings with a fresh cup of hot tea or coffee to warm up our bodies and refresh our minds. You might not know that it’s not only the caffeine that makes you feel good but also the heat from these warm beverages that have a calming and soothing effect on our body. Studies also indicate that hot liquids can improve overall health, mental wellness, and performance. Drinking warm water also acts as a natural…

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How to Clean Copper Water Bottles and Vessels: Quick, Easy, Home Solutions

How to Clean Copper Water Bottles and Vessels: Quick, Easy, Home Solutions

Drinking water stored in Copper Bottles and Vessels has many health benefits and this practice has become quite popular these days all over the world. We all know that Copper utensils stain and darken over a period of time. This happens naturally, due to a process called Oxidation. You might have heard that keeping copper vessels looking new and shiny isn’t that easy. Well, not anymore! Here are a few quick and easy ways to clean your copper bottles and…

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Ayurvedic Oil Pulling Detox (Gandusha) : Health Benefits and How to Do It

Ayurvedic Oil Pulling Detox (Gandusha) : Health Benefits and How to Do It

Oil Pulling / Gandusha is a very powerful and effective Detoxifying Ayurvedic practice that has recently become very popular. The concept of oil pulling is not new, and it has been mentioned in the Ayurvedic scripture called Charaka Samhita, where it is referred to as Kavala Graha or Kavala Gandusha. Oil Pulling involves the use of natural oils to clean and detoxify oral cavity. Its benefits are not only to treat the oral cavity but also to cure and prevent many other health issues. Read…

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Turmeric Latte / Turmeric Milk Ayurvedic Recipe and Importance of Spices Used

Turmeric Latte / Turmeric Milk Ayurvedic Recipe and Importance of Spices Used

Turmeric – ‘The Golden Spice of India’ is gaining a new found popularity these days. Turmeric Latte / Turmeric Milk is gaining a lot of attention due to its numerous health benefits. Read my previous blog to know more about benefits of turmeric milk by clicking here. In addition to that, according to Ayurveda, it is also a very good remedy to cure cough, cold and insomnia. Print Recipe Turmeric milk / Turmeric latte Ayurvedic Recipe with Benefits of Ingredients used This recipe is made…

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Ayurvedic Head Massage for Relaxed Mind, Healthy Scalp, Beautiful Shiny Hair

Ayurvedic Head Massage for Relaxed Mind, Healthy Scalp, Beautiful Shiny Hair

Ayurveda gives great importance to oil massage. Massaging the head scalp and hair with warm oil keeps scalp healthy and gives you beautiful shiny hair. Not only does the massage work wonders for scalp and hair, but it also relaxes your mind and nervous system. Massage is an integral part of everyday life for Indians and in many Ayurveda practices. From birth to adulthood, massaging is a part of Indian culture and tradition. Mothers/Grandmothers usually massage the little ones, which lends itself to bonding…

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How to do Abhyanga Ayurvedic Oil Massage Yourself the Correct Way

How to do Abhyanga Ayurvedic Oil Massage Yourself the Correct Way

Abhyanga offers strength, longevity and pacification to the body and mind. But it is very important to know about how to do Abhyanga ayurvedic oil massage the correct way. If done correctly, it is one of the most nourishing practices that have been mentioned in the Ayurvedic scriptures. If you haven’t yet read about the amazing benefits of this daily oil massage practice,  read my previous blog by clicking here. Here, I am going to talk about which body oils are suitable for each dosha…

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Health Benefits of Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Oil Massage)

Health Benefits of Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Oil Massage)

Ayurvedic oil massage Abhyanga is one of the most nourishing practices that have been mentioned in the Ayurvedic scriptures. If done the correct way it offers strength, longevity and pacification to the body and mind. The best thing about abhyanga is that you can do it on your own in the form of self massage, no need to go anywhere else. All it takes is 15 minutes! In Sanskrit, word sneha has two meanings, one is ‘oil’ and another is ‘love’. It is…

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Chew on Ajwain (Carom Seeds) to Cure Acidity, Bloating, Indigestion, Gases, etc. Instantly!

Chew on Ajwain (Carom Seeds) to Cure Acidity, Bloating, Indigestion, Gases, etc. Instantly!

Ajwain or Carom Seeds have many Ayurvedic benefits and are an instant and effective remedy for all digestive problems like acidity, bloating, indigestion, stomach ache, flatulence, etc. Not only that, chewing some carom seeds after a heavy meal makes digestion of food very easy and gives instant relief from heaviness in the stomach. Along with curing digestive issues, carom seeds also has many other health benefits and medicinal values. Carom seeds are called Ugragandha in sanskrit (Ugra– strong, Gandha– smell) for its strong smell….

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Effect of Daily Affirmations (Positive thoughts) on Subconscious Mind, Health and Happiness

Effect of Daily Affirmations (Positive thoughts) on Subconscious Mind, Health and Happiness

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” – Buddha Affirmations are the specific, positive thoughts we say to ourselves, that help us make positive changes in our life. These positive affirmations leads us to good health, positive attitude, happiness and prosperity. So how do positive daily affirmations work on our subconscious mind ? How does Affirmation work? Every thought or memory forms connections of neurons in our brain. Thoughts…

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Correct way to Drink Water from Copper Vessels and its Health Benefits

Correct way to Drink Water from Copper Vessels and its Health Benefits

For thousands of years, people of India and many other Asian countries have known the benefits of drinking water from Copper Vessels. Ancient Ayurvedic scriptures have stated many health benefits of storing water in copper vessels. Now, the current medical studies are also supporting this ancient Ayurvedic practice. Copper has many antimicrobial properties. Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered copper as the only solid surface material to kill bacteria that may pose a threat to human health. Hospital acquired infections (HAI)…

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Why should you sit on the floor while eating? Its Science!

Why should you sit on the floor while eating? Its Science!

Sitting on the floor while eating is an ancient culture of many Asian countries like India, Japan, China, etc. This very simple ancient practice of sitting on the floor while eating  is done with a unique asana (yoga posture of our body) which has many health benefits. Read on to know how just changing the way we sit while eating can have positive effects on both our body and mind. 1. Its Yoga! Indian practice of sitting on the floor while eating is done…

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Cook Consciously to Make Every Meal a Healing Medicine for You

Cook Consciously to Make Every Meal a Healing Medicine for You

The food we eat affects not just our body, but our mind too. In fact, the state of your mind while you are cooking your food directly affects the Vibrational Energy and the Quality of that food. You can turn your every meal into a healing medicine, just by cooking consciously in your kitchen. How ? Read on to know more about this ancient wisdom and the science behind it. Energy Everything in the Universe has a vibration (frequencies), including our physical body. Every flower, plant, tree, water, mineral,…

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Turmeric Milk: Amazing Benefits for Health and Beauty

Turmeric Milk: Amazing Benefits for Health and Beauty

Turmeric – ‘The Golden Spice of India’ is gaining a new found popularity these days, especially in the western countries. You might have heard that drinking Turmeric Latte or Turmeric Milk has amazing benefits for your overall health. But to get the most benefits out of it, it is necessary to prepare and drink it in an Ayurvedic way. Turmeric has been used in Asian countries for thousands of years. As far as evidence goes, it is being used in India for at least 6000 years…

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Ghee Clarified Butter Benefits: A Gold Mine of Nutrients for Weightloss and More

Ghee Clarified Butter Benefits: A Gold Mine of Nutrients for Weightloss and More

In India, Ghee (clarified butter) has always been a sacred and celebrated symbol of auspiciousness, nourishment and healing. It is not only used for daily cooking, but it is also used in rituals of worship! Ghee comes under a category of fats known as the good/healthy fats. Ghee has numerous health benefits, which surprisingly also includes Weight Loss! Read on to know more about this gold mine of nutrition. Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of India recognizes ghee as an essential…

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Black Raisin Water: Blood purifier for Healthy Skin, Hair and Body

Black Raisin Water: Blood purifier for Healthy Skin, Hair and Body

Raisins. Sweet delicious black raisins. We all have had our fair share of raisin cookies, raisin bread, or just raw raisins. Some of us even use them in our cooking. We just love them! Well, you will be surprised to know that your favorite fruit is a very good natural blood purifier. It can also improve your hemoglobin level. There are many benefits of black raisins for healthy skin, hair, and body. To get maximum benefits out of black raisins, you need to use them in…

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Lesser Known Lemon Water, Lemon Peel Ayurvedic Benefits

Lesser Known Lemon Water, Lemon Peel Ayurvedic Benefits

Did you know that Lemon peel is actually Anti-Cancerous ?! Most of us know that lemons are a rich source of vitamin C but this small citrus fruit when used as a whole along with its peel has numerous lesser known health benefits. I promise you that you won’t throw away the lemon peel after reading this blog 🙂 Lesser known facts about lemon peel: 1. It is Anti-cancerous: Lemon peels consists of components known as salvestrol Q40 ( natural phytochemical)…

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Vajrasana: A Unique Yoga Pose (to be done after meals)

Vajrasana: A Unique Yoga Pose (to be done after meals)

We all know that we should not do any exercise or Yoga immediately after having food. But there is one asana (yoga pose) which you can do after having food, and it will actually help your digestion! Vajrasana. Vajrasana is a simple and very effective asana. It is the only asana which you can do after having your meal. This asana has a wide range of benefits from making your body internally strong to getting into the ultimate meditative state. Meaning of Vajrasana: Word Vajrasana is…

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Drinking water immediately after eating is Poisonous and Harmful

Drinking water immediately after eating is Poisonous and Harmful

Not many of us know this, but drinking water immediately after eating is poisonous and harmful, I am using the word poison here because this habit of ours actually creates poisonous substances in our body. Ayurveda has stated some rules/Sutras (Sanskrit word for rules) about when and how to drink water. When we start to look at these sutras from a scientific perspective, we realize how meaningful and effective these Sutras are. These sutras are also very easy to follow in our daily routine. By following this…

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Clay Pot Cooking: Preserve And Enhance the Nutrition in Your Food

Clay Pot Cooking: Preserve And Enhance the Nutrition in Your Food

Do you know that the utensil you choose for cooking, directly affects the taste and the nutritional value of your meal? Non-stick cookware and other metal pans destroy most of the nutrients in our food. We always try to buy the best possible quality of food – like Organic or Non-GMO products, to get maximum nourishment from our meals. But along with choosing nutritious food, it is also very important to preserve its nutrients while cooking. With the help of clay pot or clay pan cooking, we…

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[Short Video] Simple drink to flush out (cleanse) the pesticides from your body

[Short Video] Simple drink to flush out (cleanse) the pesticides from your body

Pesticides remain in Fruits and Vegetables even after washing them with water. Our Liver’s function is to flush out all the toxin out of the system, but there are some pesticides which liver cannot remove. As a result the get stored inside our body. Detox (Cleanse) your body with this simple and easy to make drink at home.    

Balance your imbalanced Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) with these diet and lifestyle changes

Balance your imbalanced Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) with these diet and lifestyle changes

How to balance our doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) with proper diet and lifestyle ? In my previous blog – KNOW YOUR BODY TYPE AND PERSONALITY – VĀTA, PITTA, KAPHA [PART2] – I talked about the characteristics of each Dosha body type ( Vata, Pitta and Kapha). If you have read that blog, you must have got some idea about which characteristics resemble with your own body. Now lets talk about how to balance our doshas with the help of proper diet…

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[Short Video] Is drinking cold water making you ill ?

[Short Video] Is drinking cold water making you ill ?

Refrigerators were originally invented to store food and keep it edible over a longer time. They were created to minimize the impact of the outside climate on food. When refrigerators were invented and were getting widely advertised, drinking water became a commercial product in the form of chilled bottled water, and the consumer perception changed. Cold water sure feels refreshing, but do you know that it may be harming your body chronically? Please read the blog for a detailed explanation, click here: IS DRINKING…

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Aura – How to cleanse your Aura – [Part 2]

Aura – How to cleanse your Aura – [Part 2]

What if your Aura gets polluted? Can you protect or vitalize your Aura? Can you cleanse your Aura? My earlier post on ‘Aura – Energy field that affects your emotions, can help detect diseases‘, talked about what Aura is and how it affects us. Our Aura also protects us by screening harmful physical, emotional and psychic energies from our environment. It connects us to the nourishing energies in our environment and transfers these energies to the Chakras (energy centers of the body) and further processes these energies, often…

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Aura – Energy field that affects your emotions, can help detect diseases – [Part 1]

Aura – Energy field that affects your emotions, can help detect diseases – [Part 1]

Why do you get good vibes from a person and bad vibes from another? The answer is Aura! Do you know that Aura – a subtle energy field surrounding our body can actually affect our emotions, and can also help us in detecting various diseases we might get in the near future? Hard to believe, right? But it’s true and scientifically proven. What is Aura? In scientific terms, Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds us. If we see any matter/object in…

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Is drinking refreshing Cold Water making you ill ?

Is drinking refreshing Cold Water making you ill ?

Refrigerators were originally invented to store food and keep it edible over a longer time. They were created to minimize the impact of the outside climate on food. When refrigerators were invented and were getting widely advertised, drinking water became a commercial product in the form of chilled bottled water, and the consumer perception changed. Cold water sure feels refreshing, but do you know that it may be harming your body chronically? Today it is common for the people to drink cold water at home…

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Water and Saliva: A No Exercise Weight Loss Technique

Water and Saliva: A No Exercise Weight Loss Technique

Weight loss using water and saliva? Is it really possible? Make one simple change to your water drinking technique and prepare to see the transformation in your body like never before… Saliva – Ever wondered how precious it is? Like many of us, I was unaware of all the benefits of this magical watery fluid secreted twenty-four hours continuously inside our mouth, until I discovered its magical benefits from an ancient Āyurveda book called Ashtānga hridayasamhitā  (Heart of Medicine) written by one of the…

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