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An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Part 1

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), alongside Ayurveda, is one of the two oldest established paradigms of herbal medicine that people still practice. “It is the second-largest medical system in the world after Western medicine,...

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Dealing with Insomnia with Ayurveda

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Having trouble slipping into sleep? Or are you waking up in the middle of the night, unable to go back to sleep? Maybe you're one of those who find themselves in a heavy slumber when the alarm goes off in the morning, struggling to wake up. Even if restful sleep seems like a dream, Ayurveda can help.

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Live in Harmony with the Cold Season

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In winter, the thermometer plummets. We get deep into the hibernation cycle, we feel sluggish and we may accumulate excess mucus which causes a variety of diseases. It's a time to warm up and dry out–especially our respiratory tracts. We need to maintain and build our strength to ward off the cold.

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More Herbs for Your Herbal Immunity Kit

Herbal Immunity

Last time, I talked about some herbs that are invaluable for helping you beat colds and flu; Andrographis, Astragalus, and Isatitis. We received a lot of positive responses, so I thought we'd share a few more herbs that will help you stay healthy as the weather changes

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Herbal Teas for Winter

We have always enjoyed a good cup of tasty tea as a beverage. Recently, though, brewing therapeutic herbs into tea as is becoming ever more popular. Try these healing herbs mixed with the delicious flavor herbs you prefer. If you must take your medicine, it might as well taste good.

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Herbal Immunity Kit for Colds and Flu

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Herbal medicines have long been known to bump up immunity—sometimes pretty spectacularly. And hardly a day goes by that we don’t see some new study verifying herbs and their immune boosting benefits.

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Ayurveda and Celiac Disease

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Last month, we asked our e-newsletter readers to tell us what sorts of issues they wanted to know more about. We got a lot of really good questions. So good in fact, that I’d like to share some of them, and our responses, with you.

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Gotu Kola - A Mainstay of Ayurvedic Medicine

Gotu Kola

In Ayurvedic medicine, this herb is called “brahmi”, which means “godlike”, a reference to its anti-aging properties and to its use as an aid to meditation and it is considered to be the most spiritual of all herbs.

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Herbs for Weight Loss and Management

Herbs for Weight Loss

Weight problems are complex. No single chemical or herb simply can solve the problem by itself. Herbs can work to promote weight loss, along with a sound, balanced health program. Effective weight loss is a slow, steady progression.

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Food and Diet in Ayurveda

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In Ayurveda, diet is the first and most basic building block of good health, and can be an effective way to maintain health or treat disease, even when used alone. As the safest therapy, diet can be used by anyone as self-care.

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