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The Next Big Diet is Actually Ancient!

By Lissa Coffey
August 13, 2013
File under: Ayurveda, Diet, Healthy Eating

According to an Aetna-sponsored survey, 70 percent of Americans say they would like to lose weight. And almost half of the American population today will be obese by 2030 according to four new scientific papers published in the Lancet.

So, want to know what’s new, what’s next when it comes to dieting?  Start by looking at what’s tried and true and what’s worked for centuries!

Ayurveda is the 5,000-year old “Science of Life” from India.  It explains the nature of everything in the universe.  It teaches us how to live in harmony with nature, knowing the connections that we share.  Ayurveda is all about balance, and this is something we are in dire need of today. …read more of The Next Big Diet is Actually Ancient! here

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Ayurveda and Acne

By Lissa Coffey
July 28, 2013
File under: Ayurveda, Natural Products, Skin Care

The skin is the largest organ of the body and according to Ayurveda the health of the skin reflects the health of the body.  Ayurveda has suggestions for how to help our skin be its healthiest from the inside out and from the outside in!

Eat foods that are fresh and wholesome.  Avoid processed foods, fried foods and heavy foods, such as dairy products.  Choose dark leafy greens and drink plenty of water.

For skin care the daily routine is cleanse, tone and moisturize twice daily. Some products that can be particularly helpful: …read more of Ayurveda and Acne here

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10 Ayurvedic Tips to Keep Cholesterol in Check

By Lissa Coffey
July 9, 2013
File under: Ayurveda, Health Concerns, Healthy Eating, Natural Remedies


The buildup of plaque in arteries brought on by high levels of cholesterol in the blood can be a concern for many people. Sometimes, it can be confusing just where cholesterol is found in the foods they eat.

Dietary cholesterol is found in animal products. Beef, poultry, fish, eggs and all dairy products. There is no cholesterol in plant foods – not in grains, legumes, vegetables or fruit. Cholesterol is manufactured in the liver and foods like broccoli and beans do not have a liver.

Cholesterol levels in the blood rise slightly with age and women generally have a higher HDL cholesterol level than men. Cholesterol levels can also be an inherited trail and thus run in families.

Besides monitoring cholesterol levels, it’s important to follow a healthy ayurvedic diet and daily routine to enhance fat metabolism. …read more of 10 Ayurvedic Tips to Keep Cholesterol in Check here

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Ayurvedic Eye Care

By Lissa Coffey
June 14, 2013
File under: Ayurveda, Eye Care, Natural Remedies

Most people pay attention to their eyes only when they have a problem. Yet the many hours we spend watching TV and working at the computer can take a toll on eye health.

According to Ayurveda, the eyes are one of the most important organs of the body. All five elements play a role in maintaining eye health. Earth (prithivi) governs the muscular part of the eye, fire (tejas) rules the blood vessels, air (vayu) governs the color, water (apu) dominates the white area, and space (akasha) controls the tear ducts and channels.

Healthy Eye Habits

Never stare continuously at fixed objects in the distance. Blink periodically and look away at short intervals to prevent eye strain. Staring at the TV up close is one of the main causes of myopia (near-sightedness). Watch TV from at least ten feet away. …read more of Ayurvedic Eye Care here

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Men’s Health – An Ayurvedic Perspective

By Lissa Coffey
May 30, 2013
File under: Ayurveda, Health Concerns, Natural Remedies

Prostate health can be a serious issue for men in middle age. Half of men in their sixties and up to 90 percent of men in their seventies and eighties are found to have enlarged prostates in America.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men, with about 80 percent of all cases occurring in men over sixty-five.

Even though the prostate seems to be an older man’s health issue, these imbalances begin much earlier in life. The good news is that following an appropriate diet and taking appropriate herbal supplements can help keep the prostate healthy and functioning well.  …read more of Men’s Health – An Ayurvedic Perspective here

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