SPEAKING OF TONGUES…

The tongue is one of the most unique organs in the body.  Although actually a muscle, it holds a special place among sensory organs. It’s the organ of taste, is very sensitive to touch, and promotes speech. The tongue, by governing what comes out of the mouth (speech) and what goes in (food), can be considered […]

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Oil Pulling 101—The Basics

What’s 5,000 years old and actually GOOD for your teeth?  The ancient Ayurvedic art of Oil Pulling, of course! If you’re scratching your head because you’re not actually sure what oil pulling is, don’t sweat it.  Just sit back and click on the video below: DrTung’s Oil Pulling Concentrate Congratulations!  You are now an oil […]

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Ayurveda & Balance: Morning Routine

To live a balanced lifestyle, practicing consistency is a key to success. As Ayurvedic physician Vasant Lad suggests, “Routine helps to establish balance in one’s constitution. It also regularizes a person’s biological clock, aids digestion, absorption and assimilation, and generates self-esteem, discipline, peace, happiness, and longevity.” For this reason, routine is important for overall health. […]

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4 Oral Health Tips for the Holidays

A healthy smile should be at the top of your wishlist this holiday season. During this time of year our immune system is more vulnerable to illness, especially during heightened periods of travel. Sugary treats and indulgent occasions also abound. In spite of all this, you can keep up your wellness game with these simple […]

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Fall Equinox: Simple Ayurvedic Fall Detox

And just like that, summer has come to an end. Today marks the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, a day where the amount of light equals the amount of darkness (i.e. 12 hours each). An “equinox” is a “geometrical alignment between the sun and the Earth in which the Sun appears positioned right above […]

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Ayurveda and Oral Health Practices: Part 1

  Ayurveda, an ancient tradition of healing from India, works to balance the body in order to holistically improve wellbeing and prevent illness. In order to be as healthy as possible, Ayurveda stresses the removal of toxins, or ‘ama,’ from the body. Many toxins gather in the mouth, so Ayurveda and oral health go hand […]

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Tongue Scraping and Cleansing: Ayurvedic Tradition

Often times, in Western Society, we associate the word cleanse with strictly nutritional aspects for a given period of time. In Chinese Medicine, however, cleansing is an important tradition to incorporate into your lifestyle at various points of the year as the seasons and energies shift. Nutrition is important alongside healthy, holistic habits to help nourish […]

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Best Oral Hygiene Products for Men

We all know that men take just as much pride in their appearance and, dare we say, their hygiene, as women do – maybe they just don’t want to admit it as openly. However, the crew over at AskMen.com not only recognize this, they fully embrace it. Most importantly, they recognize that the key to […]

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EatLifeBalance March Favorites: Dr. Tung’s Tongue Scraper

We are honored to be included in nutrition and healthy lifestyle blog, EatLifeBalance, as part of their ELB March Favourites rundown! ELB tells us that she has included our Dr. Tung’s Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper to her daily detoxification routine, along with oil pulling, dry brushing, and epsom salts. We couldn’t agree more that incorporating […]

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Oral Health and the Flu

As Fall transitions into Winter for many of us here in the United States, we’re suddenly bombarded with the threat of the flu. Recognizing that oral health and the flu are correlational, however, will work in your favor. To keep this dreaded sickness away, now more than ever is an important time to stay true […]

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