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Ayurveda Tips to Boost Your Immune System by Kate Towell

According to Ayurveda, what we need to thrive this time of year is warmth, nourishment, plenty of rest and regular routine. Ayurveda is big on self-care remedies that are in accordance with nature’s rhythms.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, the cold, damp weather of fall has arrived. Is it affecting you? I know I am feeling the shift. Kids are back to school and cold and flu season is here.

According to Ayurveda, what we need to thrive this time of year is warmth, nourishment, plenty of rest and regular routine. Ayurveda is big on self-care remedies that are in accordance with nature’s rhythms. How tuned into the season are you?

Kitchari – Ayurveda Super food, by Kate Towell

In India, kitchari is a hearty porridge made from rice and mung beans that is loaded with yummy Indian spices. It is considered a cleansing food and is used to purify digestion and nourish and heal the body.

In India, kitchari is a hearty porridge made from rice and mung beans that is loaded with yummy Indian spices. It is considered a cleansing food and is used to purify digestion and nourish and heal the body.

Ayurveda believes all disease (and therefore all healing) begins in the gut. The concept is simple. When you give your body a single, completely nourishing food that is easy to digest your body has energy to eliminate toxins and heal.

Oil Pulling – Truth or Hype?

Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice of detoxifying and maintaining oral health. The oil acts like a cleanser and pulls harmful bacteria, fungus, and other organism out of your teeth, gums and throat.

What’s with oil pulling? Have you heard about it? It seems to be getting a lot of press these days, and I have been getting loads of questions about it.

I have read some of the same articles and blogs that you have, and to be honest, although oil pulling is part of my daily morning routine I don’t agree with everything I have read.

"Understanding the Acid/Alkaline Balance – Three Ways to Balance Your pH," by Kate Towell

Understanding how to create the proper acid/alkaline balance in your body will increase your energy, boost your immunity and create a solid foundation to lasting wellness.

The standard American diet is full of acid forming foods and acid leads to inflammation. Most modern imbalances are inflammatory in nature including obesity, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, chronic allergies and a weakened immune system.

Understanding how to create the proper acid/alkaline balance in your body will increase your energy, boost your immunity and create a solid foundation to lasting wellness.

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