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What is Your Tongue Telling You?

You might not know this but your tongue has the amazing ability to tell you—ok maybe more like show—what’s going on in your body, in particular your organs.  Ayurveda suggests that the tongue surface reflects the entire map of your body.   The mouth and tongue are at the start of the very long (30’ or so) digestive […]

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Oil Pulling Concentrate Ingredient Focus — Indian Madder / Manjistha / Rubia Cordifolia

The mouth is the gateway to, and start of, the digestive system that extends for about 30 feet in adults. Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark reminds us that removing irritants from the digestive tract and replacing them with agents for digestive support helps promote a healthy “gut immune barrier”.1https://drgeetamakerclark.com/healthy-living/healthy-digestion (Our intestinal immune system resides in these 30 […]

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Ayurveda & Balance: Morning Routine

A few years ago we shared information about the Ayurvedic morning routine. With so many of us leading such busy lives–and feeling that time is being compressed–we thought it would be good to  revisit the age-old wisdom of living a balanced lifestyle. To this end, practicing consistency is a key to success. As Ayurvedic physician […]

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Dental Health Benefits of Breastfeeding Shared with Dentists

Several scientific studies show that children who were breastfed showed oral and overall health benefits. The British Dental Journal states that dentists are now being advised to read about the positive oral health benefits of breastfeeding in the first year, which includes a decreased risk of dental caries (tooth decay).1 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41415-019-0056-6?WT.ec_id=BDJ-201902&sap-outbound-id=6244D3DAE835D8033012EDED29AC6E3E71C7818E Keep in mind, even […]

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Exercise and Oral Health: YES—There is a Connection

For many of us the New Year is a time to make resolutions and pledge to exercise and live a healthier lifestyle.  We join a gym, sign up for a spin class, check out the latest Yoga trends, purchase some new athletic wear, or just make a commitment to amping up our daily physical activity….Why? […]

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Smile More with these Summertime Foods

  “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson RW Emerson sure knew how to enjoy summertime—and so can you!  In fact, you might actually have a little more to smile about when you make the most of those natural summertime foods!  The bountiful supply of summer […]

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Sugar Awareness Week – How Much are You Consuming?

If you’ve ever seen the movie, Mary Poppins, you simply can’t forget the delightful little ditty, “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.” (I bet you’re singing it out loud right now.) Does it make you wonder if this helped trigger our collective fascination with those little white crystals known as sugar? Regardless of […]

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Wellness Trends to Start Your Year Off Right

As the new year rolls in, we are almost programmed to seek out ways to improve our lives. This is not a bad thing; however, we need to make sure we don’t go overboard in our expectations.  After all, the point is to achieve wellness, peace and serenity…not to add more stress to our already […]

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Staying Centered and Well During the Holidays

There are many things we look forward to during the holidays such as visiting family, celebrating, shopping for gifts, preparing and sharing lavish meals and having time off from our job. However, these same joys can bring about extra stress and make us vulnerable to elevated anxiety, sickness and fatigue. So all the things we […]

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