The Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

By: Maya Gottfried Having a regular meditation practice is widely believed to bring us more happiness and peace of mind. But how do we get started? Meditation can seem like a mystery that requires unraveling, but it’s really as simple as just focusing for as little as a couple minutes. That’s it. There are different…

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Are Plants Effective?

Botanicals have remained a primary source of traditional medicine for millennia. Herbal therapies, with their multiple actions on the body, are still the main source of medical care for 80% of the world. In the United States, pharmaceuticals began to replace natural remedies around 1930. In the last several decades, there has been a resurgence…

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Lemon Love

Drinking lemon water is a simple way to start your morning. It’s also an ancient Ayurvedic technique to get your whole day off on the right foot. Lemons are full of Vitamin C, calcium, bioflavonoids, and other nutrients. Plus, they make rehydrating the body after sleep a more flavorful and energizing endeavor.   Try squeezing one…

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Herbs 101

Interest in herbal medicine may seem like a new phenomenon, but cultures all around the world across many thousands of years have understood how much plants do for human beings. Not only do plants absorb toxins from the air, they season our food and protect our bodies with shelter, fuel, and clothing to keep us…

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