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“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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What is Chronic Stress?

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), stress may be defined as any uncomfortable “emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes.” Stress can produce and contribute to negative health and quality-of-life outcomes. Prolonged or chronic stress can be particularly detrimental and has been linked to serious illness and disease. The Mayo Clinic has …

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Natural and Holistic Treatments for Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress

Almost all of us know someone who struggles with some form of mental illness, be it anxiety, depression, or chronic stress. In fact, 46.6 million people in the United States suffer from some kind of mental health issue. Unfortunately, despite how widespread such conditions are, modern treatments fail to help 40% of people recover from …

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Ayurveda: An Ancient Healing System

Ayurveda: An Overview of One of the World’s Most Ancient Healing Systems

Together with the high costs of conventional medicine, this oversight is increasingly driving people towards alternative health care. One such practice is Ayurvedic medicine, a complete healthcare system that originated in ancient India. In general, rather than focusing on curing an illness, like Western medicine, Ayurveda takes a preventative approach, prescribing diets and activities that …

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Is There a Cure for Anxiety and Depression?

One of the most searched phrases on Google about anxiety is this: is anxiety treatable? And similarly, one of the top searches related to depression is can depression be cured?  If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, these questions are incredibly important. It can feel like there’s no hope. Unfortunately, there is no single reliable …

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What Causes Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress? An Ayurvedic Explanation

Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of health care, has been addressing many of the diseases that we still deal with today for thousands of years, including diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis. However, Ayurvedic medicine doesn’t only deal with issues of the body, but also the mind and spirit. For that reason, it has an excellent perspective to …

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Know Yourself: Your Ayurvedic Body Type

Your Ayurvedic body type, or constitution, is at the heart of Ayurveda’s approach to well-being. Knowing your constitution allows you to maximize your quality of life, health and happiness by following the recommendations for food and lifestyle for each constitution. An Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis with an expert is the best way to recognize one’s constitution. …

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The Causes of Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress

Did you know that in the 46.6 million people in the United States suffer from mental illness? That’s one in every five Americans. Furthermore, despite Western medicine’s best efforts, cases of severe mental illness have been on the rise since the early 1990s. To stop this growing epidemic, it’s clear that we need a new …

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What is EFT?

EFT means “Emotional Freedom Techniques” and is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can …

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The Ultimate Guide to a Diabetes-Friendly Diet

When many discover that they have prediabetes or diabetes, their hearts sink as they imagine a future filled with bland, tasteless, and uninteresting food. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, according to Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of healthcare, the taste and enjoyment we derive from food, known as rasa, is considered …

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How to Support Loved Ones Experiencing Depression and Anxiety

When you find out that someone close to you has depression or anxiety, or when you suspect that they might, it’s completely natural to feel worried and overwhelmed. Although we’ve all heard of these mental health conditions, many of us don’t know much about them until we’re confronted with them in our personal lives. The …

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