Have you spent any time wondering what your lymphatic system does, or if it is healthy? According to Ayurveda, the lymph, or rasa, is always the first body system evaluated and treated. It is hugely important to our health and wellbeing, but is often overlooked in our culture. It is one factor that may play into many so-called “mystery illnesses.”
Thousands of years ago, Ayurveda recommended scraping the tongue with copper. Just in the past 10-20 years, Western medicine is recognizing the power of copper.
Sadhaka is the heart asking the mind to listen to its feelings rather than the thoughts and emotions of the mind. It is the heart saying it is now time for me to hold the reigns and drive this chariot. It’s time to stop thinking and worrying and start feeling.
Have you heard of MPFF or MCP? Modified citrus pectin, otherwise known as the white part, or pith, of citrus fruits is powerful medicine for the heart, lymph, and circulation.
Have you ever wondered how and why our bodies store toxins? Actually, we are all designed to continuously and naturally remove toxins from our bodies, but sometimes this natural process is interrupted and needs a reset. Types of Toxins Water-soluble toxins are easily flushed out via the blood and kidneys. Fat-soluble toxins (such as heavy […]
Every spring, nature makes some dramatic shifts as part of its New Year strategy for optimal health. After a long winter of heavy, hard-to-digest proteins and fats, we have likely packed on some needed winter insulation. Come spring, the insulation has got to go! If kept on too long, this extra fat can congest lymphatics […]
Did you know that your brain has its own lymphatic system (called glymphatics) and that there are easy ways to keep it running smoothly? I have written numerous articles on the newly discovered lymphatic vessels that drain toxins from the brain while you sleep (three pounds per year!). But this is just the tip of […]
Science now supports a fun and easy way to boost cognitive function, connect mind and heart, and break up old traumas held in the body, while supporting your blood, digestion, and immunity. It’s an ancient practice called brahmari pranayama that releases nitric oxide lying dormant in our nasal passages. I’ll unpack each of these fascinating […]
In Ayurveda, one of the primary investigative tools of practitioners for determining the state of one’s health is tongue diagnosis or evaluation of the tongue. The tongue is the very beginning of the digestive tract, which lumbers on for another 30 feet or so. Since we cannot see much beyond the mouth without some invasive […]
Cellulite is a concern that affects some 80 percent of all females. (4) Cutting-edge research is suggesting cellulite is a consequence of alterations that develop in the lymphatic system that lead to an accumulation of substances in subcutaneous tissue. This can cause the accumulation of fluids and other substances in the cellular tissue and create […]
With winter just around the corner, nature is sending a strong message to alkalize now, before it’s too late. In nature, as summer transitions into winter, every living creature is making a life-changing transformation in preparation. Birds and butterflies fly thousands of miles, whales cross oceans and leaves spectacularly fall off trees. So, what do […]
According to Ayurveda, digestive toxins, environmental toxins, and even toxic emotions are stored in the body’s fat cells, and the purpose of seasonal cleansing was not only to flush toxins out of the body, but to also free the body and mind of lingering, unwanted emotions. The late Neuroscientist, Dr. Candace Pert Ph.D., called “The […]